Ives, Burl - On Top Of Old Smoky Lyrics

On top of old smokey
All covered with snow
I lost my true lover
From courting too slow
For courting's a pleasure
And parting's a grief
And a false hearted lover
Is worse than a thief
For a thief will just rob you
And take all you save
But a false hearted lover
Will lead you to the grave
And the grave will decay
You and turn you to dust
Not one girl in fifty
A poor boy can trust
They'll hug you and kiss you
And tell you more lies
Than cross lines on a railroad
Or stars in the skies

So come all your maidens
And listen to me
Never place your affections
On a green willow tree
For the leaves they will wither
And the roots they will die
You'll all be forsaken
And never know why

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Ives, Burl On Top Of Old Smoky Comments
  1. Jackson Miresse

    I like my pore meatball better

  2. Jackson Miresse

    I just think it's rued to change the lyrics to someone elses song ROOOOOOOOOOD

    Jayne Kozal

    It's "rude" that you mean.

  3. MarcellusTheGreen

    I liked Big Rock Candy Mountains better.

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  4. Joan Schmidt

    Thank you for posting this. It's been a long time since I've heard this ... without the spaghetti.

    Sheila Ortiz

    I thought the spaghetti version was the only original version 🤣