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As I Lay Dying
Jubal Lee Young
© 2001 Tellico Music (BMI)

16th December of ‘64
The beast is in Atlanta and he’s headed for the shore
And I came back home to fight for my sweet Tennessee
We climbed this hill to neither run nor hide
We were the anchor of Hood’s left side
Til the Yankees swarmed and nailed Colonel Shy to a tree

Ever since Franklin we’ve been fighting uninspired
Now the clouds are heavy with the smoke of cannon fire
Night is falling and a storm is blooming in the sky
Near Carter House my brother fell
Now here I lay gut-shot on this hill
Nothing left to do but watch the rain and my time draw nigh

Oh the sky is crying
Tears for me as I lay dying
Chain lightning beckons me home
Say farewell to this flesh and bone
As I lay dying

I see the glow of burning bridges through the haze
I hear the tracks being twisted by the Williamson Greys
And at the hour of my death my heart swells with pride
Wish I could see my wife and son one last time
But I know she’ll see that he grows up strong and fine
And I will be waiting for them on the other side

Oh the sky is crying
Tears for me as I lay dying
Chain lightning beckons me home
Say farewell to this flesh and bone
As I lay dying

Oh so many thing left undone
Oh so many things left unsaid
Oh there’s only moments left to ponder
How precious and fragile this is before I give up the ghost

Oh the sky is crying
Tears for me as I lay dying
Chain lightning beckons me home
Say farewell to this flesh and bone
As I lay dying

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