Far Cry

I remember the face of an angel
The love that was faithful and true
I left that dear girl in the mountains
For a ramblin’ life empty and blue

Sweet roses bloom where they’re layin’
Wild flowers seed on the wind
That valley was closer to heaven
Than any place this poor fool has been

   It’s a far cry from here to Virginia
   But I’d crawl every inch of that ground
   My teardrops fall like rain on the roof
   For that Blue Ridge home where I’m bound

This highway’s a ribbon of lonesome
Don’t care where I lay my head down
For ten years it’s died broken hearted
My sweet mountain darlin’ is gone

I remember the face of an angel