Ochlockonee

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lyrics

Left my heart in a wishing well
Left Ochklocknee bound
Ain't no prayer
Ain't no will
Turn this boy around
Got me there an old Jon boat
rusty as a nail
Gonna find her
and put out for a spell

Left that girl sound a sleepin'
Left Ochlockonee bound
Ain't no note
Ain't no reason
ever gonna be found
Oh, by now she's probably waking
wondering where I am
She don't know, but I'm
Ochlockonee bound

Ochlockonee take me off my feet
O my soul in disbelief
Take me where you lead

Daddy had that old, brown picture
of an old riverboat
He said it was just the kind
his Daddy's Daddy rode
I could make my way to the Mississippi
put out from Cairo town
But I hear a call Lord, I'm Ochklockonee bound

Take me down far as able
Take me Ochlockonee down
I'm a trick
I'm a traitor
with a heap of guilt to drown
Momma said "All God's children
are jewels in heaven's crown."
I just don't know... Momma I'm
gonna find out

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from One Silver Needle, released April 21, 2012

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Arthur Alligood Nashville, Tennessee

A native of rural Tennessee, Arthur Alligood has spent the past decade driving dusty roads on tour. He has earned high praise from No Depression and BBC, and performed NPR’s Mountain Stage and New York’s Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. His blend of folk, gospel and raw Southern poetry is the perfect framework for Alligood’s honest story- telling and wry commentary on the human condition. ... more

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