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Bury Me at the Top of the Mountain
lyrics for a blues song


(read with slight pause after each line for correct spoken meter)

I've been down
and at the bottom.
All my life
I've felt the pain.
There were days
I saw the sun shine.
But mostly
I've felt the rain.

When I die
do me a favor.
I ask for this
and nothin more.
Just bury me
at the top of the mountain
where I've never
been before.

I've walked
a lot of miles.
Never had
a real friend.
Won't you please
call the doctor
I've got a broken
heart to mend.

Aint got much time
been growin older.
I got nothin
I can show
The Bible tells me
What ya reap is
really based on
what ya sow.

I've been told
I'd amount to nothin.
Been so low down
dirty poor.
So please bury me
at the top of the mountain
where I've never
been before.

Please, please bury me
at the top of the mountain
where I've never
been before.

Copyright Tom Wilcox 2011
Something different. :-)
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:iconerziban:
erziban Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
I really like this....:)
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TomWilcox Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
Thanks. :-)
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erziban Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
You are most welcome!
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spriggan-62 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
I really like this. As I read it,I imagined it set to music and being sung in a bluesy voice. Great song.
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TomWilcox Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
Thank you, I appreciate that. :-)
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wizillusions Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Very nice.

I think you need to make an edit in this stanza, looks like you left out an of before the mountain.
When I die
do me a favor.
I ask for this
and nothin more.
Just bury me
at the top the mountain
where I've never
been before.
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:icontomwilcox:
TomWilcox Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
Oh, you are correct! Thanks! :-)
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mkm3d Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Make sure they put a tree seed on your chest. cool huh?
Hope you are well. Seems so sad. Reminds me of me of my Great -great-great aunts writings. Edna St. Vincent Millay.
Ever read her stuff?
I really like this. Thank you!
:D
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TomWilcox Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
Thanks so much. No, I'm fine. I appreciate you asking.

No, haven't read her writings. I'll Google her. :-)
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33M Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
Yes this is different for you, but I like it...Now, do you want to be head or feet facing the top of that mountain and hopefully it
will be a looooong looooong time from now....

M
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