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"Fire On The Mountain"

(As recorded by the Marshall Tucker Band)
GEORGE McCORKLE

Took my fam'ly away from our Carolina home
Had dreams about the west and started to roam
Six long months on a dust covered trail
They say heaven's at the end
But so far it's been hell and there's

Fire on the mountain
Lightening in the air
Gold in them hills and it's waiting for me there.

We were digging and shifting from five to five
Selling ev'rything we found just to stay alive
Gold flowed free like the whiskey in the bars
Sinning was the big thing Lord and
Satan was the star and there's

Fire on the mountain
Lightening in the air
Gold in them hills and it's waiting for me there.

Dance hall girls were the evening treat
Empty cartridges and blood lined the gutters of the street
Men were shot down for the sake of fun
Or just to hear the sound of their .44 guns and there's

Fire on the mountain
Lightening in the air
Gold in them hills and it's waiting for me there.

Now my widow, whe weeps by my grave
Tears flow free for her man she couldn't save
Shot down in cold blood by a gun that carried fame
All for a useless and no good worthless claim and there's

Fire on the mountain
Lightening in the air
Gold in them hills and it's waiting for me there.

Waiting for me there.

(c) Copyright 1975 by No Exit Music Company, Inc. 535 Cotton Ave.,
Macon, Georgia 31201. International copyright secured. All rights
reserved.

- SONG HITS, May 1976.

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