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Hillbilly Highway Lyrics
HILLBILLY HIGHWAY
Jimbeau Hinson, Steve Earle

VERSE:
MY GRANDADDY WAS A MINER
TILL HE FINE’LY SAW THE LIGHT
HE DIDN’T HAVE MUCH JUST A BEAT UP TRUCK
AND A DREAM ABOUT A BETTER LIFE
GRANDMAMA CRIED WHEN SHE SAID GOODBYE
YOU NEVER HEARD SUCH A LONESOME SOUND
PRETTY SOON THE DIRT ROAD TURNED INTO BLACKTOP
DETROIT CITY BOUND

CHORUS:
DOWN THAT HILLBILLY HIGHWAY
HILLBILLY HIGHWAY
THAT OLE HILLBILLY HIGHWAY GOES ON AND ON

VERSE:
HE WORKED AND SAVED HIS MONEY
SO THAT ONE DAY HE MIGHT SEND
MY OLE MAN OFF TO COLLEGE
TO USE HIS BRAINS AND NOT HIS HANDS
GRANDMAMA CRIED WHEN SHE SAID GOODBYE
YOU NEVER HEARD SUCH A LONESOME SOUND
BUT DADDY HAD AGOOD JOB WAITIN’ IN HOUSTON
ONE MORE ROLLIN’ DOWN

REPEAT CHORUS:

VERSE:
GRANDADDY ROLLED OVER IN HIS GRAVE
THE DAY THAT I QUIT SCHOOL
I JUST SAT AROUND THE HOUSE THERE PLAYIN’ MY GUITAR
DADDY SAID I WAS A FOOL
MY MAMA CRIED WHEN SHE WAVED GOODBYE
YOU NEVE HEARD SUCH A LONESOME SOUND
BUT I’M STANDIN’ ON THIS HIGHWAY
AND IF YOU’RE GOIN’ MY WAY
YOU KNOW WHERE I’M BOUND

DOWN THIS HILLBILLY HIGHWAY
AND THAT’S THE ROAD WE’RE ON…

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