Dolly Parton

Appalachian Memories

  • Performed By Dolly Parton
  • Written By Dolly Parton
You oughta go north somebody told us
ĎCause the air is filled with gold dust
And fortune falls like snow flakes in your hands
Now I donít recall you said it
But weíd lived so long on credit
And so we headed out to find our promised land

Just poor Appalachian farm folk
With nothing more than high hopes
We hitched our station wagon to a star
But our dreams all fell in on us
'Cause there was no land of promise
And itís a stuggle keepiní sight of who you are

Oh and these northern nights are dreary
And my southern heart is weary
I wonder how the old folks are back home
But Iíll keep leaniní on sweet Jesus
I know Heíll love and guide and lead us
Appalachian memories keep me strong

Ya know Iíve been thinkiní a whole lot lately
About whatís been and what awaits me
It takes all Iíve got to give what life demands
You go insane if you give in to it
Lifeís a mill and Iíve been through it
Iím just thankful Iím creative with my hands

Oh and these northern nights are dreary
And my southern eyes are teary
Donít I wonder how the old folks are back home
But Iíll keep leaniní on my Jesus
I know heíll love and guide and lead us
Appalachian memories keep me strong

Iíll keep lookiní to the Father
Keep our heads above the water
Appalachian memories keep me strong