What Remains - Jasper McPhee

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JASPER McPHEE

I’LL TELL YOU A STORY ABOUT JASPER McPHEE
HE CAME FROM THE MOUNTAINS OF EAST TENNESSEE
LOOKING FOR SOMETHING OR SOMEONE, I’M SURE
WHEN HE FIGURES IT OUT, I’M SURE HE’LL FIND HIS CURE

HIS DADDY HE FOUGHT IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR
PLAYED POKER, CHASED WOMEN, FREED PARIS, MONSIEUR
HE RETURNED FILLED WITH MONEY AND STORIES TO TELL
TO A LIFE ON THE FARM, TO HIM IT WAS HELL

CHORUS
TAKE HEED MY CHILDREN, DON’T TRAVEL TOO FAR
LIFE IT WILL TRICK YOU LIKE A GIRL WHO PLAYS CARDS
STAY CLOSE TO THE HEARTH; AND BE TRUE TO YOUR KIND
WRAPPED IN THE ARMS OF THE PEACE YOU WILL FIND

THE MOUNTAINS HAD BEAUTY, TO HIM IT WAS HOME
THE LIFE WAS NOT EASY YET HE HAD NO URGE TO ROAM
UNLIKE HIS DADDY HE DIDN’T WANT NO ESCAPE
DIDN’T NEED WAR OR RICHES FOR HIS LIFE TO MAKE

HE WENT OFF TO SCHOOL TO FIND HIS OWN WAY
HIS DADDY WOULD TELL HIM THERE’S A WORLD FAR AWAY
WITH WOMEN AND MONEY AND A MUCH FASTER PACE
JUST NEVER LOOK BACK GET AWAY FROM THIS PLACE

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THERE WAS A YOUNG MAN NAMED JASPER McPHEE
HE RETURNED TO A SIMPLE LIFE, NO REASON TO FLEE
HIS LIFE ON THE MOUNTAINS, WORKING HIS LAND
IS THE BEST LIFE ON EARTH AND PART OF THE PLAN

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New Haven-Middlebury, November-December 2008

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Song by Steven G. Mednick/Eddie Seville © 2010 Steven G. Mednick/Prospect Hill Words and Music

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