He Walked All the Way Home

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Larry Sparks

Larry Sparks (born September 15, 1947) is a Bluegrass singer and guitarist. He was the winner of the 2004 and 2005 International Bluegrass Music Association Male Vocalist of the Year Award. 2005, won IBMA for Album of the Year and Recorded Event of the Year for his album "40," celebrating his 40th … more »

In the grim and final hour of the War between the States
He'd had enough dyin', all the grief that he could take
From the Appamattox Courthouse, where the deed was sadly done
There was no place left for him to go but home

Ch) He walked all the way home to Southampton County
To carry all he owned and try to forget
Wearing sadness like a mantle for the friends he lost in vain
He walked all the way home to start his life again


2) In the end he knew the reasons but so many had been lost
For years to come the fallen would sleep beneath the cross
What he held in angry silence time could never burn away
It was just the saddest price he'd ever pay


3) When he stopped to take some water at a little roadside place
A pretty southern widow sadly looked into his face
As they talked a while, his blue eyes seemed to ease her broken heart
One day he came back and took her home


Written by: NORRIS


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