Half Mile Down

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Old Crow Medicine Show

Old Crow Medicine Show is an Americana string band based in Nashville, Tennessee. Their music has been called old-time, bluegrass, folk, and alt-country. Along with original songs, the band performs many pre-World War II blues and folk songs. Recording since 1998, they have released four studio alb… more »

They come down from Washington City
To our Blue Ridge Mountain home
And across that crooked river
To the valley down below 

I was swimmin' in that water 
When they came up to the shore 
Sayin' sorry son this won't be
Dry land here anymore 

Yes and my home town
Is a half mile down
It's a half mile o' water 
All around, all around 
My home town is a half mile down

 First they started their surveyin'
And makin' up their plans
To flood that peaceful valley
Just to build Watauga dam
Oh they brought in their bulldozers
And pushed our homes away
And they handed me a shovel 
And sixty cents a day

Singin' my home town
Is a half mile down
It's a half mile o' water 
All around, all around 
My home town is a half mile down

So they stripped out all the timber 
And they leveled all the land
And they drilled and dynamited 
'til they blew the mountains in
I tore down my old homeplace 
And I dug up Daddy's grave 
And I relocated Momma to 14 miles away

Now I look down on the water 
That rose up on that day
By the banks of the old Watauga  Where I once used to play

Yes I look out on that water  Where they made their big mistake 
And covered up our hometown 
'neath the godforsaken lake

Singin' my home town
Is a half mile down
It's a half mile of water 
All around, all around 
My home town
Is a half mile down
It's a half mile of water 
All around, all around 
My home town is a half mile down

Written by: KETCH SECOR, JIM LAUDERDALE

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