Dolly Parton - Appalachian Memories Lyrics




You oughta go north somebody told us
'Cause the air is filled with gold dust
And fortune falls like snow flakes in your hands
Now I don't recall you said it
But we'd 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 it's a stuggle keepin' 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 I'll keep leanin' on sweet Jesus
I know He'll love and guide and lead us
Appalachian memories keep me strong

Ya know I've been thinkin' a whole lot lately
About what's been and what awaits me
It takes all I've got to give what life demands
You go insane if you give in to it
Life's a mill and I've been through it
I'm just thankful I'm creative with my hands

Oh and these northern nights are dreary
And my southern eyes are teary
Don't I wonder how the old folks are back home
But I'll keep leanin' on my Jesus
I know he'll love and guide and lead us
Appalachian memories keep me strong

I'll keep lookin' to the Father
Keep our heads above the water
Appalachian memories keep me strong





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  1. Lg Mayes

    Our family moved to Ohio in 1952..but thankfully returned to these Smoky Mountains in 1961...our beautiful Dolly...

  2. Joe Nobody

    Anyone who hasn’t seen of what she sings is really missing out on GODs beauty

  3. Metal Martha

    Always beautiful... I grew up listening to Dolly♥️

    Lg Mayes

    I watched her on the Cas Walker show in the 60's..always loved her always will..

  4. Gabraelspeaks

    You oughta go north somebody told us
    'Cause the air is filled with gold dust
    And fortune falls like snow flakes in your hands
    Now I don't recall you said it
    But we'd 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 it's a stuggle keepin' 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 I'll keep leanin' on sweet Jesus
    I know He'll love and guide and lead us
    Appalachian memories keep me strong
    Ya know I've been thinkin' a whole lot lately
    About what's been and what awaits me
    It takes all I've got to give what life demands
    You go insane if you give in to it
    Life's a mill and I've been through it
    I'm just thankful I'm creative with my hands
    Oh and these northern nights are dreary
    And my southern eyes are teary
    Don't I wonder how the old folks are back home
    But I'll keep leanin' on my Jesus
    I know he'll love and guide and lead us
    Appalachian memories keep me strong
    I'll keep lookin' to the Father
    Keep our heads above the water
    Appalachian memories keep me strong.

  5. LUCKY MAN

    I want to go to Dollywood though I am 43

  6. LUCKY MAN

    She's a living legend

  7. Bibi J

    onions.....you know. Sniff. Thank you, Dolly Parton for this poignant and haunting song.

  8. Sveťa

    ❤❤❤

  9. ToxicVaccines ToxicFluoride, HIV HOAX

    Myself as someone who has had to leave my homeland, the first time I heard this song, it was like choping 50 onions. 😢😢❤❤

  10. Anastasia Milkshake

    Why the name change to Smokey Mountain memories?

    meboneme1

    Smokies are part of the Appalachian trail/mountains.

    Huntinbear

    I like it sang this way much better than Smokey. Maybe because this was the first way I heard it and got used to it.

    Cj Taylor

    Anastasia Milkshake personally I love both versions dolly has such amazing vocals it's so beautiful

  11. James Smith

    I love dolly after listening to her all I want to do is write songs

  12. Rob Smith

    Thank you for posting this. I love her so much. She is so talented and original. Did I say talented?? She inspires me. Thank you Dolly