Gyroscope Review 15-3 - Page 13

Sweetheart by Jennifer Peedin There ain’t no place to hide down here. These mountains got no place to hide here. Your hand is gettin’ like ice and I’m tired of you, my dear. They are a’splashin’ through the river like Moses, and I’m losin’ the light All them dogs, too, a’splashin’ through the river and I’m losing light. “If you fall,” I can hear ‘em chant, “If you fall, we’ll hang you tonight.” It’s a long way down; it’s a long way down to the holler. You’re getting heavy and it’s a long way down to the holler. I’ve got to hurry ‘cause I don’t fancy myself in a rope collar. They didn’t see you with sweet Omie down by the crick. They didn’t see you with no clothes by the crick. But I did, sweetheart, I did, and it made me sick. Oh sweetheart, it’s a long way down in the dark deep. I’m sorry it’s such a long way down to the deep, But I’ve got nothin’ here that I care to keep. The good Lord spoke at your restin’ place. The good Lord visited me at your restin’ place, And, oh sweetheart, I saw His lovin’ face. My troubles are finished and the chase is over. The oak is tall and the chase is over. They put me in my place ‘cause I killed you, my lover. They sent me to the Lord ‘cause I killed you. They sent me to the Lord for what I done to you. But, oh sweetheart, they don’t know that I killed two. Gyroscope Review 4!