Claudia Ginanni

Claudia Ginanni

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The Ballad of Lucy's Lover

Written By: Claudia Ginanni

When I hear the whistle of a southbound train
I can hear the wind that whistled through the pines
Living in the city, where no one knows my name
I miss the mountain home I left behind
I never wanted more than what my mama and daddy had
And city lights can't beat the stars at shine
But I had to leave the county and move on down the line
Because I loved a girl who never could be mine

Way up on a clifftop where eagles wheel and glide
I weaved a crown of flowers in her hair
We thought our sweet kissing left no more of a sign
Than eagles leave their footprints in the air
But jealous John was hiding on that rocky mountaintop
Where we had left our hearts all open wide
And I had to leave the county and move on down the line
Because I loved a girl who never could be mine

John went down the mountain to ask for Lucy's hand
And he found her daddy cutting down a tree
Johnny had no money, no horses and no land
But he promised he could rescue her from me
My Lucy found a lion's den when she got home that night
Her daddy's strap, her mama's pleas and crying
And I had to leave the county and move on down the line
Because I loved a girl who never could be mine

They locked Lucy's bedroom, but little birds can sing
And a shotgun doesn't ring a church's bell
I went down to the courthouse with a golden wedding ring
And they took me from the courthouse to the jail
The sheriff said, “A girl like you will never make a wife,”
And he pawned my ring for bracelets made of iron
And I had to leave the county and move on down the line
Because I loved a girl who never could be mine

When I hear the whistle of a southbound train
I can hear the wind that whistled through the pines
Living in the city, where no one knows my name
I miss the mountain home I left behind
I never wanted more than what my mama and daddy had
And city lights can't beat the stars at shine
But I had to leave the county and move on down the line
Because I loved a girl who never could be mine

I had to leave the county and move on down the line
Because I loved a girl who really should be mine

We're far apart, but in her heart she's mine