DOLLY PARTON - Blackie Kentucky Lyrics

Blackie Kentucky by Dolly Parton
In my hometown of Blackey Kentucky he came
passin' through one dark gloomy day
And I considered myself as lucky when he told me he would take me away
And though he was older it made me difference
His promise of riches was all I could see
At last I could leave the coal mines of Kentucky
And know something better than sad poverty
Blackey Kentucky you know that I'll miss you
But there are other places in the world I'd like to see
So I must take this chance to be something more than nothin'
But I'll always hold you in my memory
But I've never adjusted to sociable livin'
The friends that he knows they're all strangers to me
Thousands of miles from Blackey Kentucky
In a mansion with a husband that never loved me
He won't let my family and friends come to visit

Because they are country and poor he's ashamed
Oh but I'd give my life Lord if I could just go see them
All that's changed about me is my name
Blackey Kentucky oh Lord how I miss you
If I could come back home I'd never leave you anymore
I'd like to see my poor hardworkin' coal minin' daddy
And mama and the kids and the friends I knew before
My world is as black as the coal in Kentucky
He won't let me leave him there's no way to win
I'll take my own life dear God please forgive me
But I've got to get back home to Blackey once again
I've left him a note and in the morning he'll find it
it's my last request and he can't refuse me
I told him to bury me back in Blackey Kentucky
Where my family and my friends can come and visit me
Blackey Kentucky I'm comin' home to you
But different from the way you remember me before
So make a place and lay me down to rest and
I'll sleep in your arms for evermore
I'll sleep in your arms for evermore

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