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H.B. Beverly / Highland Travelers

HB is a talented Americana singer from Bluff City, TN. The Highland Travelers are a group of musicians and friends that share a common love of the traditional sounds and styles associated with the first and second generation of the legendary bluegrass artists.

AIRED: July 20, 2019 | 0:56:46
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["Cherokee Shuffle" by Gerald Anderson]

- Good evening and welcome back to Song of the Mountains.

I'm your host, Tim White.

We have a great hour of music on our show,

so let's get it started.

Up first, we have H.B. Beverly.

Now H.B. is a talented Americana singer

from Bluff City, Tennessee, and he's quite the musician.

H.B. has multiple songs that he can pull

from his vast repertoire of classic country,

pop, rock, rockabilly, folk, and West Coast country,

and even a little bluegrass.

We're so pleased to have him on our stage this evening.

Here's H.B. Beverly.

- This is a song, I wrote this in,

I don't know, about seven years ago,

when I found out, I was living in Myrtle Beach,

and I was pretty lonesome down there.

I didn't have no friends.

[chuckles] And I got really lonesome, you know?

And I said, I need to move back home.

And then I found out it was gonna happen, you know?

And so I wrote this song when I got back.

And it's called I'm Coming Back, Y'all.

[uptempo music]

♪ It's been five long years since I've lived round here ♪

♪ This mountain air just smells sweet and clear ♪

♪ I knew that what I'd find was a sweet peace of mind ♪

♪ As I crossed o'er that Carter County line ♪

♪ I'm coming back, back to my homeland ♪

♪ To the beautiful shades of my maple trees ♪

♪ Gonna feel the arms of my sisters around me ♪

♪ It's the ground I walk on in Tennessee ♪

♪ These mountains, they call me no matter where I roam ♪

♪ It always runs deep in my veins ♪

♪ My grandpa told me, son, you'll never live ♪

♪ Or love them old flat lands the same ♪

♪ I'm coming back, back to my homeland ♪

♪ To the beautiful shade of my maple trees ♪

♪ Gonna feel the arms of my brothers around me ♪

♪ It's the ground I walk on in Tennessee ♪

♪ Yup, aye

[upbeat harmonica music]

♪ Oh yeah

- This is Tommy Austin, the man on the guitar

♪ Now I've got this feeling

♪ Just way down deep in my heart ♪

♪ And it's been there

♪ Since I went away

♪ First thing I do when I get back to my homeland ♪

♪ Is lay some pretty flowers on my mother's grave ♪

♪ I'm coming back, back to my homeland ♪

♪ The beautiful shade of my maple trees ♪

♪ Gonna feel the arms of my sisters around me ♪

♪ This ground I walk on in Tennessee ♪

♪ And I'm coming back, back to my homeland ♪

♪ To the beautiful shades of our maple trees ♪

♪ I feel the arms of my sisters around me ♪

♪ This ground I walk on in Tennessee ♪

♪ This ground I walk on in Tennessee ♪

[audience clapping]

Why, thank you!

That was awesome.

That song, by the way, this is Vicky Austin here.

She backed me up on that in the studio,

and it's gonna be released later on this year

on the Jubilee 1927 album, volume two.

So this is a song, the narrator in this song,

is dead.

[gentle music]

And it's totally fictitious,

and yet it's kind of autobiographical.

[laughing] So, here we go.

It's called Bristol Girl,

and I gotta get the right harp on there.

Hang on, guys. [chuckles]

[harmonica blares]

It's so quiet in here.

[H.B. laughing]

[gentle music]

♪ When I was young and in my prime, sir ♪

♪ Didn't have a care, didn't have a dime ♪

♪ Smith County girls would not come round me ♪

♪ What did they know about regular time ♪

♪ I'll be damned, look around in Bristol town ♪

♪ I was down, hell bound, Bristol town ♪

♪ Yeah

♪ It weren't long 'fore I got married ♪

♪ Found me a girl so sweet and sure ♪

♪ One summer's ave, their mama found me ♪

♪ In the arms of Peggy Sue

♪ To the twine, I was entwined with Bristol girl ♪

♪ Oh I lost my happy world, that Bristol girl ♪

♪ Play it

♪ Those Bristol girls are sweet and sassy ♪

♪ Shine like a pearl, morn' and night ♪

♪ You play with fire, you bound to get burned, son ♪

♪ 'Cause you know those Bristol girls are damn live, yeah ♪

♪ You had done wrong, so I worked hard, sir ♪

♪ Bought a pretty house, West Valley Drive ♪

♪ I came home, Lord loves the law man ♪

♪ Has stole the heart of my Bristol bride ♪

♪ Bristol girl, she hurt my foolish pride ♪

♪ Oh the police claimed it was all justified ♪

♪ Now I rest in this lonely grave ♪

♪ On the Tennessee side, yeah

♪ Those Bristol girls are sweet and sassy ♪

♪ Shining like pearl in the morning light ♪

♪ You play with fire, you bound to get burned, son ♪

♪ But you know those Bristol girls are dynamite ♪

♪ Lord if you play with a Bristol girl, ♪

♪ you may lose your life, hey

[audience clapping]

Bristol girls, they're bad!

Thank you so much.

All right, this is a song I,

this is a song about my dad.

A lot of people say this is the best song I ever wrote.

I don't know about that.

I don't know what it takes to write a great song,

but, it's heartfelt and I wrote it in about 25 minutes, so.

It just kinda went just right out of my pen, you know,

instantly to paper.

So we do this for all you guys out there

that's lost a father recently, maybe.

This is tough stuff, you know?

[slow music]

♪ I can still remember

♪ The ring of his hammer

♪ He was fearless in the face of foundry fire ♪

♪ He never was too busy to take time out to listen ♪

♪ He'd say you can learn from 'em ♪

♪ No matter who they are

♪ He would crawl right in that Chrysler ♪

♪ Sunday afternoons

♪ And spend some time slipping through the street ♪

♪ We'd get burgers in Salem on Highway 11 ♪

♪ And there's a memory that I'll forever keep ♪

♪ Well his overalls were dirty, rich folks whispered ♪

♪ When they'd all break down he'd take up the slack ♪

♪ He'd smile when he was finished ♪

♪ Maybe charge them a couple dollars ♪

♪ For something that could go hell and back ♪

♪ Then we'd all ride in that Chrysler ♪

♪ Sunday afternoons

♪ He'd drive that car 'til we fell sound asleep ♪

♪ We'd get burgers in Salem up on scenic Highway 11 ♪

♪ There's a memory I'll forever keep ♪

♪ Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

♪ Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

♪ Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

♪ Mm hmm hmm mm

♪ But the years, they wait for no one ♪

♪ Aging took its toll

♪ And arthritis filled both his hands and knees ♪

♪ I last saw Ken in Salem

♪ Having both knees' operations ♪

♪ And that's a memory that I'll forever keep ♪

♪ We laid him to rest

♪ It was cold and it was snowing ♪

♪ Preacher's eulogy was short and sweet ♪

♪ My thoughts turned back to an old song ♪

♪ Circle Be Unbroken, and that's a question ♪

♪ Still burns inside of me

♪ There are days that drive that Chrysler ♪

♪ On Sunday afternoons

♪ And I swear sometimes I can feel him right next to me ♪

♪ What I'd give if I could listen ♪

♪ To him tell me just one more story ♪

♪ That's a memory I'd forever keep ♪

♪ Lord, that's a memory I'd forever keep ♪

♪ Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

♪ Mm hmm mm hmm

[audience clapping]

[audience clapping drowns out H.B.]

All right, it's time to switch gears here a little bit.

Oh it's going by fast. [laughs]

I didn't think it would go by this fast, but it's...

This is a song that was written in 1934

by Frank Parrish, and Bing Crosby did it,

Frank Sinatra did it, and Jimmy Buffett, oh yeah. [laughs]

All right, so, man.

[upbeat harmonica music]

[gentle music] ♪ Moonlight and magnolia

♪ Starlight in your hair

♪ Everyday's a dream come true

♪ Did it really happen

♪ Was I really there

♪ Was I really there with you

♪ We lived our little drama

♪ We kissed in a field of white ♪

♪ And stars fell on Alabama last night ♪

♪ I can't forget the glamor

♪ Your eyes held tender light

♪ And stars fell on Alabama last night ♪

♪ I never planned in my imagination ♪

♪ A situation so heavenly

♪ A fairy land where no one else could enter ♪

♪ And in the center, just you and me, dear ♪

♪ My heart beat like a hammer

♪ Your arms held tender light

♪ And stars fell on Alabama last night ♪

♪ Oh take me down to Birmingham, Tommy Austin ♪

♪ I never planned in my imagination ♪

♪ A situation so heavenly

♪ A fairy land where no one else could enter ♪

♪ And in the center, just you and me, dear ♪

♪ My heart beating like a hammer ♪

♪ My arms holding the light

♪ And stars fell on Alabama last night ♪

♪ Oh take me down to Mobile, here we go ♪

♪ Yes we lived our little drama ♪

♪ We kissed in a field of light ♪

♪ And stars, they fell on Alabama ♪

♪ last night

[audience clapping]

All right.

All right, we're gonna have some fun now.

This is an old Guy Clark song.

♪ There ain't nothing in the world ♪

♪ I like better than bacon and lettuce ♪

♪ And homegrown tomatoes

♪ Up in the morning and out in the garden ♪

♪ Get you a ripe one, hey don't pick a hard one ♪

♪ Plant 'em in spring, eat 'em in the summer ♪

♪ All winter without 'em is a culinary bummer ♪

♪ I forget all about the sweating and the digging ♪

♪ Every time I got out and pick me a big one ♪

♪ Homegrown tomatoes, homegrown tomatoes ♪

♪ What'd life be without homegrown tomatoes ♪

♪ Only two things that money can't buy ♪

♪ And that's true love and homegrown tomatoes ♪

♪ Well you can go out and eat, that's for sure ♪

♪ But ain't nothing a homegrown tomato won't cure ♪

♪ Put 'em on a salad, you put 'em in a stew ♪

♪ You make you very own tomato juice ♪

♪ You can eat 'em with eggs, you can eat 'em with gravy ♪

♪ Eat 'em with beans, pinto or navy ♪

♪ Put 'em on the side, you can put 'em in the middle ♪

♪ Put a homegrown tomato on a hot cake griddle ♪

♪ Homegrown tomatoes, homegrown tomatoes ♪

♪ What'd life be without homegrown tomatoes ♪

♪ Only two things that money can't buy ♪

♪ And that's true love and homegrown tomatoes ♪

♪ Aw yeah, cook up on there, Tommy ♪

♪ Yeah

♪ Well now if I's to change this life I lead ♪

♪ Well I'd become Johnny Tomatoseed ♪

♪ 'Cause I know what this country needs ♪

♪ Is homegrown tomatoes in every yard you see ♪

♪ Well now, when I die, don't bury me ♪

♪ In a box in a cemetery

♪ Out in the garden'd be much better ♪

♪ And I'd be pushing up homegrown tomatoes ♪

♪ Homegrown tomatoes, homegrown tomatoes ♪

♪ Well, what'd life be without homegrown tomatoes ♪

♪ Only two things that money can't buy ♪

♪ And that's true love and homegrown tomatoes ♪

♪ Homegrown tomatoes, homegrown tomatoes ♪

♪ Well, what'd life be without homegrown tomatoes ♪

♪ It's only two things that money can't buy ♪

♪ And that's true love and homegrown tomatoes ♪

♪ Yeah, now

♪ Brud up dup da dup, da da da da ♪

♪ Da da da da da da

♪ Well, da da ba ba ba

♪ Ba ba ba ba deedle dee duh

♪ Uh da da da da da da da

♪ Da da da da da da da

♪ Ba ba ba da da da da da

[audience clapping]

Thank you.

[laughs] This is a funny little song.

First of all, I want to thank Vicky and Tommy Austin

for joining me tonight.

They're from the Appalachian Trail Bluegrass Band,

and they're multiple appearance veterans of this show.

So proud to have 'em on board tonight, all right.

- Thank you.

- So-- [audience clapping]

Yeah, give 'em a big hand.

They're awesome.

So, this is a little song about,

I call this the ultimate female revenge song,

and ladies you'll see what I mean.

You have to be patient, but you always get the last word,

and that's the way it is in this song right here.

[upbeat music]

♪ Elma Terle is a beautiful girl ♪

♪ I'd love to have her for my wife ♪

♪ She's just the kind of a woman ♪

♪ Who could make me happy for the rest of my life ♪

♪ But my daddy said son, there's something you don't know ♪

♪ Something I think you ought-ter ♪

♪ Elma Terle is a beautiful girl ♪

♪ But son, she's my daughter

♪ Oops

♪ Alice Green is a beautiful thing ♪

♪ I'd love to have her for my wife ♪

♪ She's just the kind of a woman ♪

♪ Who could make me happy for the rest of my life ♪

♪ But my daddy said son, there's something you don't know ♪

♪ And there's something I think you ought-ter ♪

♪ Alice Green is a beautiful thing ♪

♪ But son, she's my daughter

♪ Ain't no relations that can form in my family ♪

♪ Yeah

♪ That's it

♪ Yeah boo ba ba ba ba do now

♪ Well I been over the whole dang town ♪

♪ Like a buck hunting for a doe ♪

♪ Seems every woman that I'd like to marry ♪

♪ Was a wild oat daddy'd sowed

♪ So I went to my mama with my head hung down ♪

♪ She asked me what the matter could be ♪

♪ Told her my problem and she took my hand ♪

♪ And said son, now, listen to me ♪

♪ Here's the good part, ladies

♪ See, your daddy was such a good looking young man ♪

♪ And like an eager young stallion horse ♪

♪ His blood ran hot so you can't blame him ♪

♪ For letting mother nature take her course ♪

♪ Well you got no reason to be upset ♪

♪ Don't worry, don't fret, don't bother ♪

♪ You see, your daddy ain't your daddy ♪

♪ Though he thinks he is, so you can marry whoever you wanna ♪

♪ Oh ba ba ba ba ba ba da da da ba ba da ba bop ♪

♪ Yeah

[audience clapping]

Told ya.

Thank you so much, thank you.

Town, you're awesome, God bless you, thank you.

- H.B. Beverly, here on Song of the Mountains.

Now coming up next on our program,

we have the Highland Travelers.

They're a group of musicians and friends

that share a common love of traditional sounds and styles

associated with first and second generations

of the legendary bluegrass artists.

While there's immense respect for the pioneers

and legends of this music,

they strive to advance the genre with original material

and arranging ideas.

This is a true band in every sense of the word.

The Highland Travelers are a unit

working toward common goals

to make great music that they love to play

and let their fans become a part of it all

through their performances and recordings.

On Song of the Mountains,

we bring you the Highland Travelers.

[upbeat music]

♪ One, yeah, one, two, three

♪ In the middle of my day

♪ Something takes my thoughts away ♪

♪ It's almost always safe to say ♪

♪ That it's you again

♪ You always give me more and more ♪

♪ So my heart keeps listening for ♪

♪ A certain little knock upon my door ♪

♪ When it's you again

♪ Whoa you're with me all the time ♪

♪ In my heart and on my mind

♪ Everything I do, your love comes shining through ♪

♪ Oh, I know it's you again

♪ Happy with the kind of life I lead ♪

♪ You're really good at taking care of me ♪

♪ There's really only one thing that I need ♪

♪ And it's you again

♪ Oh, you're with me all the time ♪

♪ In my heart and on my mind

♪ And everything I do, love comes shining through ♪

♪ Oh I know it's you again

♪ In the middle of the night

♪ Even when I turn out all the lights ♪

♪ There's always one still burning bright ♪

♪ And it's you again

♪ Whoa you're with me all the time ♪

♪ In my heart and on my mind

♪ And everything I do, love comes shining through ♪

♪ Oh I know it's you again

[audience cheering]

[audience clapping]

- Thank you, folks.

One, two, three.

[upbeat music]

♪ I can't tell you my sweetheart ♪

♪ How much you mean to me

♪ You make me feel like a thousand kings ♪

♪ I'm in love and always will be ♪

♪ And even when we're miles apart ♪

♪ You can always count on me

♪ No distance could ever get in the way ♪

♪ I'm in love and always will be ♪

♪ They say that love will fade away ♪

♪ Like the beauty of the spring ♪

♪ Your love pours down like the springtime rain ♪

♪ I'm in love and always will be ♪

♪ I'll go to the end of the world for you ♪

♪ Please don't give up on me

♪ I'll soon be there to hold you again ♪

♪ I'm in love and always will be ♪

[audience cheering]

[audience clapping]

- Thank you again.

I'll introduce some of the fellas here

as we roll through the show.

Hopefully I can get everybody in.

The fella on guitar there that sang for ya

this last couple songs,

I've know this fella for many many years.

First him on a group called Blue Moon Rising

and we've been playing the last several years

with The Boxcars, and then now

we're with the Highland Travelers.

It's fun to play music with this fella.

I can't imagine sharing the stage with anybody else.

I want you to make him welcome.

He's from down in Vonore, Tennessee.

That's Keith Garrett on the guitar right there.

[audience cheering]

[audience clapping]

[upbeat music]

One, two, three.

♪ I wanted more from life

♪ Than four kids and a wife

♪ And a job in a dark Kentucky mine ♪

♪ 20-acre farm with a shacky house and barn ♪

♪ That's all I have and all I left behind ♪

♪ But in gambling I was lucky

♪ So I left Kentucky

♪ And left behind my woman and my kids ♪

♪ And to the gay casino

♪ The baddest town in Reno

♪ This Kentucky gambler planned to get rich quick ♪

♪ Kentucky gambler, who's gonna love your woman in Kentucky ♪

♪ Yeah, who's gonna be the one

♪ to give her all that she needs ♪

♪ Kentucky gambler, who's gonna ♪

♪ raise your children in Kentucky ♪

♪ Who's gonna keep 'em fed

♪ And keep them shoes on their feet ♪

♪ There at the Gambler's Paradise ♪

♪ Lady Luck was on my side

♪ And this Kentucky gambler played just right ♪

♪ I won at everything I played

♪ Really thought I had it made

♪ But shoulda quit and gone home that night ♪

♪ But when you love the greenback dollar ♪

♪ Sorrow's always bound to follow ♪

♪ Reno's dreams fade to neon ember ♪

♪ Lady Luck she'll lead you on

♪ Stay a while and then she's gone ♪

♪ You better go on home, Kentucky gambler ♪

♪ But a gambler never seems to stop ♪

♪ Till he loses all he's got

♪ With the money hungry fever, I played on ♪

♪ I picked till I lost all I won ♪

♪ Right back where I started from ♪

♪ Then I started wanting to go home ♪

♪ Kentucky gambler, ain't nobody waiting in Kentucky ♪

♪ When I ran out, somebody else walked in ♪

♪ Kentucky gambler, looks like

♪ You ain't really very lucky

♪ It seems to be a gambler

♪ Loses much more than he wins

[audience cheering]

[audience clapping]

- Thank you everybody, you're at the right place.

He makes his songs just down the way here

in Greenville, Tennessee.

And I've known this fella for a number of years,

and I've picked a lot of music with him, just not on stage.

But we get together and pick a lot over at the house.

He lives not too far from me.

I'm Adam Steffey and I live in Jonesborough, Tennessee.

So we'll have a lot of pickings

over at the house. [audience cheering]

Thank you.

This fella's one of the best bass players ever,

and I say it all the time,

if you don't have a good bass player in your band,

you're just kinda swimming around

not knowing where you're supposed to be.

- We still swimming.

- [chuckles] This guy knows how to swim, folks,

and he can hang right with me.

You a lifesaver is what you are.

- No.

- Yes, sir.

One of the best, folks, and a good boy to boot.

I'm tickled to be picking with this fella back here,

Kameron Keller on the upright bass, make him welcome.

[audience cheering]

[cheering drowns out Adam]

We'll do a tune here another Greenville fella wrote.

Fella named Josh Miller wrote this song.

It's a, I'll try and sing it for you

if I can remember it.

If I don't, I'll do My Country Tis of Thee, all right?

It'll bring you to your feet. [chuckles]

Try this one here, it's called The Girl That Loved Me.

Two, three, four.

[slow music]

♪ Down in the carols

♪ Down where the willows fall

♪ Lived a girl that loved me there ♪

♪ In the mountains all alone

♪ Her hair was long and black as night ♪

♪ Her kiss was warm and sweet

♪ How I wish I never left her there ♪

♪ The girl that loved me

♪ I could see her standing in a field of fresh-cut hay ♪

♪ Singing songs her mother taught her ♪

♪ When she was just a baby

♪ When I was young, an utter fool ♪

♪ I left to sail the sea

♪ How I wish I'd never left her there ♪

♪ The girl that loved me

♪ The day that I returned

♪ They say the day that I left

♪ That she climbed up on some mountainside ♪

♪ And jumped to claim her death ♪

♪ Now every night she comes to me ♪

♪ And haunts me in my dreams

♪ How I wish I'd never left her there ♪

♪ The girl that loved me

♪ Down in the carols

♪ Down where the willows fall

♪ Lived a girl that loved me there ♪

♪ In the mountains all alone

[audience cheering]

[audience clapping]

This fella'll take you out.

One of the best banjo players going, folks.

That's Jason Davis with the [audience cheering drowns out].

[upbeat music]

- [Audience Member] Woo!

[audience cheering]

[audience clapping]

[audience cheering drowns out Adam]

- This guy's one of the best dobro players going, folks.

I've known him for about five years now.

Been picking music with him,

he's just one of the finest that I've ever had the chance

to sit and pick with, and love playing music with him,

and I hope y'all enjoy him, too.

Gon' get him to sing one, you ready?

[Gary imitates cricket chirping]

Crickets?

- Yeah, yeah. - No, no.

They're gonna love you, Gary.

You gotta sell it, smile, wear high heels. [laughs]

What is it Dolly Parton says?

It takes a lot of money to look this trashy.

[all laughing]

- What are you trying to say?

- I could show her a thing or two.

I look trashy and I ain't got no money.

That's just not true, Dolly.

Come see me, I'll fix you up.

But this fella down here, folks,

he knows how to play the dobro, knows how to sing a song,

knows how to get everything done that you need.

Make him welcome, Gary Hultman on the dobro.

[audience cheering]

[audience clapping]

Yeah, baby.

Two, three.

[upbeat music]

♪ I know how it feels to be alive ♪

♪ With no desire to live

♪ I know how it feels to die inside ♪

♪ From trying hard to forgive

♪ And my way of finding out

♪ Is cause love just let me down ♪

♪ In a world so full of love

♪ Yet not enough to go around

♪ I was once so proud to have her love ♪

♪ That I could burst with pride ♪

♪ But that sunshine turned to storm ♪

♪ And now that's all I feel inside ♪

♪ It's enough to make me wish

♪ That I could hide and not be found ♪

♪ In a world so full of love

♪ Yet not enough to go around

♪ I could sit for days and wonder ♪

♪ And not find the answer still ♪

♪ By the time I die, I wonder

♪ If by then I even will

♪ I must live to be 100 if I hope to live it down ♪

♪ In a world so full of love

♪ Yet not enough to go around

[audience cheering]

[audience clapping]

- Oh, Gary, hello.

Oh that Gary Hultman, when he sings so high.

Oh my, well folks we've got time to do one more,

and I want to personally thank Tim and everybody here,

all the crew and everyone that puts these shows on.

It's always a pleasure to get us this way,

and we were rather surprised

when they called and asked if we were able to come up,

and it was our pleasure to come up here and play.

Certainly hope that y'all have had fun

all night long with all this wonderful music,

and certainly we've had fun meeting and greeting

and hanging out with all the folks backstage.

And we appreciate you for coming out

and hope that everybody has a safe trip back home.

We'll leave you with this good sad song

about a river, I guess, or a lake or what is it?

- Yeah, a river.

- Yeah, a river.

Something down there, it's called The Little Tennessee.

[gentle music]

♪ Clean and cold from God's own throne ♪

♪ For the Little Tennessee

♪ Cross its misty doe-eyed road to find my Emily ♪

♪ She walked shores of Moss Man Cove ♪

♪ Checking on her lines

♪ I showed her tricks nobody'd know ♪

♪ She gave me the time

♪ The built the dam in '55

♪ And it brought light to stranger's lives ♪

♪ But some of us got left behind ♪

♪ Like the Little Tennessee

♪ She knew where the water flowed ♪

♪ Straight up from the earth

♪ I kept a pint inside my coat

♪ It would kill an awful thirst ♪

♪ Now the water's slack and dark ♪

♪ And it don't move enough for me ♪

♪ So I left her words of love I wrote ♪

♪ And looked for faster stream

♪ They built the dam in '55

♪ And it brought light to strangers lives ♪

♪ But some of us got left behind ♪

♪ Like the Little Tennessee

♪ Clean and cold from God's own throne ♪

♪ For the Little Tennessee

♪ They built the dam in '55

♪ And it brought light to strangers lives ♪

♪ But some of us got left behind ♪

♪ Like the Little Tennessee

[audience cheering]

[audience clapping]

- The Highland Travelers closing out tonight's program.

Thanks for watching our show,

and next time, invite a friend or two along for the ride.

For more information on Song of the Mountains

and our region, visit songofthemountains.org.

I'm Tim White, I'll see you next time.

["Cherokee Shuffle" by Gerald Anderson]

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