Goin' back to Appalachia​.​.​.

by RED SOUTH

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This is a tune I heard from a street musician named Dylan sometime ago. I ain't never found him since, his version is "Going back to North Cack," I changed the majority of the lyrics, but the song is still the same.

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Goin’ back, to my heartland
I’m going back, to Appalach’
You can find me, on a lonely highway
Not a dime, long time, and a guitar on my back

Though they want me, they can’t catch me
n’ the Buncombe county sheriff gon’ a’ve chase me thru hell
If they ever…think that I…am gon’ sit right here in this 2 shit little cell

I’m goin’ back to Appalach’
Ain’t no Sherriff gon’ stop me, I’m goin’ back
I’m goin’ back, to see my family
Lord know them mountains callin’ me

I can’t wait lord, to see Julia Walker
n’ hear her talk about the One Big Union
Solidarity, lord, forever
‘Specially with my Appalachian kin

Goin’ back to Appalach’
Ain’t no Sherrif gon’ stop me, I’m goin’ back
I’m goin’ back, to see my family
Lord know them mountains callin’ me

Remember Matewan and Blair Mountain
And all them coal fields where workin’ folks died
Fightin’ for you, fightin’ for me
I’ll take care a’ you if you care for me

Goin’ back to Appalach’
Ain’t no Sherrif gon’ stop me, I’m goin’ back, I’m goin’ back
I’m goin’ back, to see my mountains
Lord know my family callin’ me

Goin’ back to Appalach’
Ain’t no Sherrif gon’ stop me, I’m goin’ back, I’m goin’ back
I’m goin’ back, to see my family,
Lord know them mountains callin’ me

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released July 11, 2017
Intro/Outro sample clips are of Amanda Sequoyah Swimmer from the film "Women of these Mountains - 3 Cultures of Appalachia"

www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cOtlWYzMPo&t

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