The Max Hunter Folk Song Collection

Where The Ole White River Flows

Cat. #0704 (MFH #713) - As sung by Virgil Lance, Mountain Home, Arkansas on April 15, 1969

VERSE 1
I was borned in mountain country
One stormy winter night
In a little mountain cabin
Near a river called th White
Now I'm long'in for those mountains
Every-where I go
An' my home there in th Ozarks
Where th ole White River flows

VERSE 2
I can hear th pine trees sigh'in
See th Ozarks nod in th breeze
I can hear th birds a sing'in
Hear th humm'in of th bees
I can see those roll'in mountains
And my memory fonder grows
Of my home there in th Ozarks
Where the ole White River flows

VERSE 3
So I'm head'n for those mountains
Back to their rocks an' rills
For I seem to be a yearning
For those ole White River hills
When I get back to those mountains
Then I never more will go
From my home down in th Ozarks
Where the ole White River flows