Dear Kentucky

Album: Somewhere Far Away: Silver Anniversary Album

Dear Kentucky
(Shawn Lane-Gerald Ellenburg/Cat Town Music-BMI, Wadako Publishing-BMI)

I miss the homeplace on the hillside
And the smell of apple blossoms in the air
I miss daddy's stories by the fireside
And my momma's voice as she kneeled in prayer

I'm leaving tonight for dear Kentucky
Where wild roses bloom this time of year
I can feel the April sun shining on me
As I walk the fertile ground I love so dear

Is the corn still growing in the meadow
Where Miller plowed the ground in early spring
Are the dogs still running through the red oaks
I'm going back to live that way again

I long to see sweet Angelina
I wonder if she still remembers me
It's been many years since I've seen her
In my heart there's a place she'll always be

I'm leaving tonight for Dear Kentucky
Where wild roses bloom this time of year
I can feel the summer sun shining on me
As I walk the fertile ground I love so dear

Album: Somewhere Far Away: Silver Anniversary Album

Dear Kentucky
(Shawn Lane-Gerald Ellenburg/Cat Town Music-BMI, Wadako Publishing-BMI)

I miss the homeplace on the hillside
And the smell of apple blossoms in the air
I miss daddy's stories by the fireside
And my momma's voice as she kneeled in prayer

I'm leaving tonight for dear Kentucky
Where wild roses bloom this time of year
I can feel the April sun shining on me
As I walk the fertile ground I love so dear

Is the corn still growing in the meadow
Where Miller plowed the ground in early spring
Are the dogs still running through the red oaks
I'm going back to live that way again

I long to see sweet Angelina
I wonder if she still remembers me
It's been many years since I've seen her
In my heart there's a place she'll always be

I'm leaving tonight for Dear Kentucky
Where wild roses bloom this time of year
I can feel the summer sun shining on me
As I walk the fertile ground I love so dear