Blue Kentucky Gone (She Sang the Blue Kentucky Girl)

When she wasn’t even ten
She’d say play that song again
And I was in the palm of her hand
She’d say that’s what I want to do
Sing like Emmy Lou
Be the leader of my own band

When she quit school and headed south
I just shut my mouth
And did what every father does
Swallow every doubt
Hope it all works out
And wonder if it ever does

She sang the Blue Kentucky Girl
Shook the coal dust off my world
It’s been hell down here so long
The only hope is moving on
She sang the Blue Kentucky Girl
Now she’s Blue Kentucky Gone

She’ll come for supper soon
To this simple dining room
Ask me how I’ve been
And my songbird will sing
And I’ll have everything
Until she’s gone again

(Repeat Chorus)