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Along the Banks of the Cumberland

(Steve Key)
Steve Key/Kate Campbell

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©2000 I could stare for hours at the Nashville skyline lights All the pretty neon colors, it's like Christmas every night Lookin' out from a back seat of a car that don't run Along the banks of the Cumberland I was headed down to Florida when my Buick broke down I didn't come here for the music, this ain't my kinda town But I been so long on the road I can't remember where I'm from Along the banks of the Cumberland CH: Along the banks come the Indian Along the banks come the soldiers' guns Built their fort and a capitol dome Along the banks I call home V2 (same chords as V1) Now the man from the shelter says he's worried about me Temperature's been droppin', tonight it's gonna freeze But I decline his offer, settle in with a pint 'o rum Along the banks of the Cumberland 'Cause there's people all around me sleepin' in a box So I try not to worry about what I ain't got I may be out of luck but I'm better off than some Along the banks of the Cumberland (To CH)