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It's Decoration Day. And I've a mind to roll a stone on his grave. But what would he say. Keeping me down, boy, won't keep me away. It's Decoration Day. And I knew the Hill Boys would put us away, But my Daddy wasn't afraid. He said we'll fight till the last Lawson's last living day I never knew how it all got started A problem with Holland before we were born And I don't know the name of that boy we tied down And beat till he just couldn't walk anymore. But I know the caliber in daddy's chest And I know what Holland Hill drives. The state let him go, but I guess it was best 'Cause nobody needs all us Lawson's alive. Daddy said one of the boys had come by The lumber man's favorite son. He said, beat him real good but don't dare let him die And if you see Holland Hill run. Now I said, they ain't give us trouble no more That we ain't brought down on ourselves But a chain on my back and my ear to the floor And I'll send all the Hill Boys to hell. It's Decoration Day And I've got a family in Mobile Bay And they've never seen my daddy's grave. But that don't bother me, it ain't marked anyway. 'Cause I got dead brothers in Lauderdale south And I got dead brothers in east Tennessee. My Daddy got shot right in front of his house He had no one to fall on but me. It's Decoration Day And I've got a mind to go spit on his grave. If I was a hill, I'd have put him away And I'd fight till the last Lawson's last living day. I'd fight till the last Lawson's last living day. I'd fight till the last Lawson's last living day.
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