The Beech Mountain Waltz

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gather 'round boys, bring your fiddle and your bow
play that old tune that gales over beechwood and pine
like when the tanager sings or the snows melt in spring
it's a comfort to a miserable kind

she was linen and curls and Carolina soul
like a journey to England or Spain whereupon
she could bring you straight home where the first sign of love
was when the band played that sweet Blue Ridge song

the boys played the Beech Mountain Waltz
oh! she swayed like a flower
and we danced in the wind and the mandolin song
the Beech Mountain Waltz all night

I was twenty years and one when the world shook and burned
and I answered the call of that awful foreign war
and she plead to my heart and she cried in my arms
saying, "Will I ever see you anymore?"

and the boys played the Beech Mountain Waltz
oh! she swayed like a flower
and we danced in the wind and the mandolin song
the Beech Mountain Waltz all night

as the guns did howl and the bombs did roll
and I held that Beech Mountain girl in my hopes
she had met the contagion and sank to the tomb
saying, "Tell him I love him so."

now her father's grievous head hangs low
and her mother weeps and moans
and I spend my time with the blinding moonshine
and the dream of a girl I had known

so boys, play the Beech Mountain Waltz
oh! she swayed like a flower
and I long for the wind and the mandolin song
the Beech Mountain Waltz all night

credits

from Avery County, I'm Bound To You, released October 15, 2013
stand up bass- Matt Weiner, fiddle- Jakob Breitbach, banjo- Charlie Beck, guitar/vocal- Barton

Production- M. Weiner and M. Feveyear

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