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Barton Hollow Lyrics

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"Barton Hollow" is track #7 on the album Barton Hollow. It was written by Joy Elizabeth Williams, John Paul White.
"Barton Hollow" is track #7 on the album Barton Hollow. It was written by Joy Elizabeth Williams, John Paul White.

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Ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh

I'm a dead man walking here
That's the least of all my fears
Ooh, underneath the water

It's not Alabama clay
Gives my trembling hands away
Ooh, please forgive me, father

Ain't going back to Barton Hollow
Devil gonna follow me 'ever I go
Won't do me no good, washing in the river
Can't no preacher man save my soul

Did that full moon force my hand?
Or that unmarked hundred grand?
Ooh, underneath the water
Ooh, please forgive me, father

Miles and miles in my bare feet
Still can't lay me down to sleep
If I die before I wake
I know the Lord, my soul won't take
Ooh, ooh

I'm a dead man walking
I'm a dead man walking

You keep walking, running, running for miles
Keep walking, running, running for miles
Keep walking, running, running for miles

Ain't going back to Barton Hollow
Devil gonna follow me 'ever I go
Won't do me no good, washing in the river
Can't no preacher man save my soul

Songwriters
JOY ELIZABETH WILLIAMS, JOHN PAUL WHITE

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