Levi Dean & The Americats

Leaving Appalachia

By: Levi Dean
March 26, 2010

I’m leaving Appalachia with Bonnie by my side
Yeah, I’m just leaving Appalachia
To the sound of a banjo rolling through the hills

Summer’s come along again, the tobacco’s getting thick
And pretty soon we’re gonna have to hang it
You’ll ask me to stay but I don’t guess I will

That old train ain’t gonna be coming up around the bend for long
But I still love old Appalachia, don’t get me wrong

That coal mine’s gonna be running out soon just like the rest
Then I’ll be leaving Appalachia and heading out west

My heart will always be with you, dear, nothing’s gonna change
My grass will always be blue and moonshine’s gonna run through my veins

That lonesome fiddle sound gonna make me lonesome when I go
Tell my kin that I love them more than they will ever know


I’m leaving Appalachia with Bonnie by my side
Yeah, I’m just leaving Appalachia
To the sound of a banjo rolling through the hills

Summer’s come along again, the tobacco’s getting thick
And pretty soon we’re gonna have to hang it
You’ll ask me to stay but I don’t guess I will


Levi Dean (BMI) © 2009

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