THE BLUEGRASS WIDOW
(G)It's been five years come this autumn, She remembers well the day Robert Earl Keen
The (F)day the fever got him and (C)took him far a(G)way
Far away from always knowin' that the love they shared was true
Far a(F)way the fiddlers bowin' "(C)Grass River (G)Blues"
It was in the dead of winter when her man first caught the chill
It was (F)said he heard the angels singin' "(C)Cabin On the (G)Hill"
Through the springtime he was groanin' "maybe time to pass and go"
By the (F)summer she was moanin' Good Old (C)Lover please come (G)home
Now she (C)stands out in the midnight in the (G)moonlight all aglow
She (C)prays to Carter Stanley, won't you (G)please tell Bill Monroe
I'd rather (C)be in some dark hollow or some (G)dark, deep shady grove
Than to (F)be a Bluegrass widow, (C)oh, oh (G)oh
(G)Will you miss me when I'm gone were his final words to her
Darlin' (F)think of what you've been to me re(C)plied his Knoxville (G)girl
And the leaves had started turnin when his mind began to fail
Then he (F)broke down in a breakdown now she (C)wears a long black (G)veil
Chorus, Twice through to end