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Looka yonder, looka yonder
Looka yonder, a big black cloud come

Yonder on the horizon
Yonder on the horizon
Stopped at the mighty river
Sucked the damn thing dry
Distant thunder rumble
Distant thunder rumble

Rumble hungry like the beast
Beast it cometh, cometh down
Beast it cometh, cometh down
The beast it cometh, cometh down
Tupelo bound, Tupelo, yeah, oh, Tupelo
The beast it cometh, Tupelo bound

Why the hen won't lay no egg?
Can't get that cock to crow
The nag is spooked and crazy
Oh, God help Tupelo, oh, God help Tupelo

You can say these streets are rivers
You can call these rivers streets
You can tell your self you're dreaming, buddy
But no sleep runs this deep
No, no sleep runs this deep

Oh, God help Tupelo
Oh, God help Tupelo
Oh, God help Tupelo
Oh, God help Tupelo

Oh, go to sleep little children
The sandman's on his way
Oh, go to sleep little children
The sandman's on his way

They listen to the beating of their blood
Listen to the beating of their blood
Sandman's mud, the sandman's mud
The sandman's mud, the sandman's mud

And black rain come down
The black rain come down
Water, water, everywhere
Where no bird can fly no fish can swim
No fish can swim

Until The King is born
Until The King is born in Tupelo
Until The King is born in Tupelo

In a clap board shack with a roof of tin
Where the rain crash down and leaked within
A young mother frozen on a concrete floor
With a bottle and a box and a cradle of straw
Tupelo, oh, Tupelo
With a bottle and a box and a cradle of straw

Saturday gives what Sunday steals
And a child is born on his brothers heels
Sunday morning and the first born dead
In a shoe box tied with a ribbon of red
Tupelo, oh, Tupelo
In a shoe box buried with a ribbon of red

Oh, mama, rock you little one slow
Mama rock your baby
Mama rock your little one slow
God help Tupelo, God help Tupelo

Black rain come down
Black rain come down
And the King will walk on Tupelo
The King will walk on Tupelo

And carry the burden of Tupelo
And carry the burden of Tupelo
And carry the burden of Tupelo
And carry the burden of Tupelo

Tupelo, oh, Tupelo, yeah
King will walk on Tupelo
Hey, hey, hey Tupelo
And carry the burden of Tupelo
Yeah, yeah, yeah Tupelo
And you will reap just what you sow
Oh, oh, yeah, oh Tupelo

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