On Top Of Old Smoky cover
On Top Of Old Smoky cover

On Top Of Old Smoky Lyrics Meanings
by The Weavers

Singer/Songwriter
2013
84

On Top Of Old Smoky Lyrics

On top of old smokey
All covered with snow
I lost my true lover
By courtin' so slow
For courting's a pleasure (for courting's a pleasure)
But parting is grief (but parting is grief)
And a false-hearted lover (and a false-hearted lover)
Is worse than a thief (is worse than a thief)
A thief will just rob you (a thief will just rob you)
And take what you have (and take what you have)
But a false-hearted lover (but a false-hearted lover)
Will lead you to the grave (will lead you to the grave)
And the grave will decay you (and the grave will decay you)
Turn you to dust (and turn you to dust)
Not one boy in a hundred (not one boy in a hundred)
A poor girl can trust (a poor girl can trust)
How True
They hug you and kiss you (they hug you and kiss you)
Tell you more lies (and tell you more lies)
Than cross ties on the railroad (than cross ties on a railroad)
Or stars in the sky (or stars in the sky) So come all you young maidens (come all you young maidens)
And listen to me (and listen to me)
Never place your affections (never place your affections)
On a green willow tree (on a green willow tree)
For the leaves they will whither (for the leaves they will whither)
The roots will die (the roots will die)
You'll all be forsaken (you'll all be forsaken)
And never know why (and never know why)

Writer(s): BURL IVES, DP
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