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How' bout a tune about that Ole' North State

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Carolina born and raised it's all I ever known
And if I ever leave this place won't you bury me back home
My ma and pa they worked this land in the Carolina sun
That soil's etched into their hands, sweet Carolina mud


Carolina I'm listening, I hear your voice call
Carolina I ain't leaving at all
So pour me another whiskey, tobacco in my pipe
I think I'll sit and stay here a while
Carolina I ain't leaving at all


They don't grow 'round here no more, I wish it never died
This land is paved from hills to shore, can't say we never tried
And I don't know the ways of old, but I know where my stock is from
When all this land is gone and sold, let the good Lord take me on



Carolina I'm listening, I hear your voice call
Carolina I ain't leaving at all
So pour me another whiskey, tobacco in my pipe
I think I'll sit and stay here a while
Carolina I ain't leaving at all


Southern is as southern does, and I know it tried and true
The hardest work there ever was, just-a diggin' for your food
The coal man came and then he went, and left 'em there to die
But life it grows in the heart of man, it ain't never left behind



Carolina I'm listening, I hear your voice call
Carolina I ain't leaving at all
So pour me another whiskey, tobacco in my pipe
I think I'll sit and stay here a while
Carolina I ain't leaving at all


When I am fully grown, I'm headed for them hills
To hide out in my mountain home, just-a runnin' from my bills
Carolina born and raised, and it's all I've ever known
And if I ever leave this place, won't you bury me back home



Carolina I'm listening, I hear your voice call
Carolina I ain't leaving at all
So pour me another whiskey, tobacco in my pipe
I think I'll sit and stay here a while
Carolina I ain't leaving at all

So pour me another whiskey, tobacco in my pipe
I think I'll sit and stay here a while
Carolina I ain't leaving at all

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from Ellis Dyson & the Shambles (2015), released August 29, 2015
Lyrics by Ellis Dyson

Music by Ellis Dyson & the Shambles

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