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Was out riding around in the truck the other day and out of no where came these lyrics. I like it so far and its pretty “finished”. The last chorus took a little different direction that I wasnt expecting. When I hear it in my head it is just acoustic and a fiddle.

 

 

 

World Be Gone

 

In the sullen breezes of southern Virginia

the place that I call home

Lives a girl i gave my love to

The one I call my own

 

Her hair is dark as ravens wings

Smile could light the sky

her eyes they hold the sorrow

of a hundred years gone by

 

 

We were married on a Tuesday

down at the local jail

in a borrowed suit, her grandma's dress

a lace and chiffon veil

 

I left on the next day

musket in my hand

marching North to meet the yanks

and save our families lands

 

 

All I ask the Lord above

is to let me walk back home

lay m head down in her arms

and let the world be gone

Please make the world be gone

 

 

I've never been a coward

But I wont say I wasn't scared

cannon balls and general's screams

whistling through the air

 

Men fell like harvest wheat

Blood spilled on the ground

Every time I close my eyes

I see those dead mens sounds

 

 

All I ask the Lord above

Is let me walk back home

Lay my head down in her arms

Let the world be gone

Please make the world be gone

 

 

The Yanks just kept coming

We were outnumbered one to ten.

a shot rang out i did not hear

will bring me to my end

 

I lay in this killing field

staring up at the sun

wonderin about my one true love

and how soon ill be gone

 

 

All I asked the Lord above

is to let me walk back home

lay my head down in his arms

let the world be gone

please make the world be gone

 

 

In the sullen breezes of southern Virginia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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So I recorded this awhile back. I don't know a fiddle player so it's just me and my guitar . Simple strumming and my not good voice. But it's mine, so....

 

​Listen to World Be Gone by thenry333 #np on #SoundCloud

 

 

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Great sound. You're almost there. Questions:

- Why did a soldier get married in a jail? How did he get out?

 

- If you outnumbered the Yanks ten to one, how could they keep coming?

 

Other than that, it holds together well. Nice work!

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Thanks for the encouraging words.

 

The line is " we were out numbered 1 to 10". I know it is an odd phrasing but I think it's correct in the idea.

 

The married at the local jail comes from me watching the Hatfields and McCoys mini series where the jail was the courthouse as well. That was in small town WVA so I figured the same was true for those small southern VA towns bordering WVa. Especially back then.

 

At least that was the thought process.

 

I like the simple strumming pattern cause it was almost like a slow steady march.

 

 

 

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. . . The line is " we were out numbered 1 to 10". . . .

There's no "We were." So without punctuation, it doesn't mean that. With a period after ten, it would.

 

 

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