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Ghost of Tennessee

03 Jun

Here is a new song I wrote in honour of the late, great Johnny Cash, a man who definitely deserves it.

Ghost of Tennessee
Music & Words by Luke Isaac © 2011 SueCo Music Publishing

In ’32 a man was born
In a dry n’ hellish dust bowl
Where hearts and souls were torn
Sang music of the gospel
And tried to understand how poverty
Could possibly be

He stood up for his fellow man
Chose to fight for justice
With a guitar in his hands
Said, “I won’t wear a rainbow
Until every man can rise up from his knees
In black you’ll see me”

And if you listen to the wind
Blow through the trees
Well you just might hear the Ghost of Tennessee

 Well there were times he lost his way
And he danced before the devil
In the shadows of a cave
Then upon his darkest hour
His lonesome prayers echoed thru the night
‘Till he saw the morning light

And if you listen to the wind
Blow through the trees
Well you just might hear the Ghost of Tennessee
(INSTRUMENTAL BRIDGE)

Well if you hear that whistlin’ train
See a bird upon the prison wall
Or feel a single drop of rain
Remember that his battle
Is a job he left for all humanity
For you and me

Even though he’s not a man
That you can see
If you listen very close
You will hear the Ghost of Tennessee

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1 Comment

Posted by on June 3, 2011 in My Life and where it's going

 

One response to “Ghost of Tennessee

  1. pete gladu

    January 8, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    uncle pete says… good job…good luck….pat ward and i are very proud,,(shake a hand)

     

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