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Red Foley - On Top of Old Smokey Lyrics

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TitleOn Top of Old Smokey
ArtistRed Foley
AlbumMemories [Vocalion] [1971], Track 7
Let's All Sing With Red Foley [Decca] [1959], Track 5
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Duration00:03:21
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Song lyrics
(Charles Grean)

On top of old Smokey (on top of old Smokey )
All covered with snow (all covered with snow)
I lost my true lover (I lost my true lover)
From a courtin' too slow, (from a courtin' too slow.)

A courtin's a pleasure (a courtin's a pleasure)
Parting is grief (a parting's a grief)
A false hearted lover (a false hearted lover)
Is worse than a thief (is worse than a thief.)

For a thief he will just rob you (for a thief he will just rob you)
And take what you have (and take what you have)
But a false hearted lover (but a false hearted lover)
Will send you to your grave (will send you to your grave.)

Your grave will decay you (your grave will decay you)
And turn you to dust (and turn you to dust)
There ain't one girl in twenty (there ain't one girl in twenty)
A poor boy can trust (a poor boy can trust.)

She'll hug you and kiss you (she'll hug you and kiss you)
And tell you more lies (and tell you more lies)
Than the crossties on the railroad (than the crossties on the railroad)
Or the stars in the skies (or the stars in the skies.)

Bury me on the old Smokey (bury me on the old Smokey)
Old smokey so high (old smokey so high)
Where the birds in the heaven (where the birds in the heaven)
Will hear my sad cries (will hear my sad cries.)

On top of old Smokey (on top of old Smokey)
All covered with snow (all covered with snow)
I lost my true lover (I lost my true lover)
From a courtin' too slow (from a courtin' too slow.)

From a courtin' too slow...
submitted by GeeWhiz on April 21th, 2006
corrected on April 21th, 2006

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