Long hard road    (video)


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1. Way back in my memory thereís a scene that I recall

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††† of a little run-down cabin in the woods,

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††† where my daddy never promised that our blue moon would turn gold,

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††† but he lay awake nights wishiní that it would.


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2. When the world was on our radio, hard work was on our minds,

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††† we lived our day to day in plain dirt fashion,

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††† with ole overalls and cotton balls all strapped across your back,

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††† man itís hard to make believe ainít nothiní wrong.


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††† But momma kept the bible read and daddy kept our family fed,

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††† and somewhere in between I must have grown,

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††† ícause someday I was dreaminí that a song that I was singiní,

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††† takes me down the road to where I wanna go,

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††† now I know, †††††††itís a long, hard road.


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3. Sometimes I remember when I stay up late at night,

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††† when the sun-up came we got up and went,

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††† in the shadows of a working day our moon-light hours spent,

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††† singiní songs along with grandmaís radio.








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4. Now Iíve beaten down an old black-top road sleepiní in a sack,

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††† living in my memories all in vain,

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††† ícause those city lights ainít all that bright compared to what itís like

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††† to see lightniní bugs go danciní in the rain.


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††† Momma played the guitar then

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††† and daddy made the saw-blade bend,

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††† and rain drops played the tin roof like a drum.

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††† But I just kept on dreaminí that a song that I was singiní

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††† takes me down the road to where my name is known.

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††† Now Iíve gone, ††††††and itís a long, hard road.

††† †††††††††††††Bm†† - A††††††††††††††† ††††††††††D

††† Yes, I know, ††††††itís a long, hard road.


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††† (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)