Ol' Plank Road

by Bud Heavy & The High Lifes

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I'd rather be in Richmond with all the hail and rain
Than to be in Georgia boys wearin' that ball and chain
Oh, I went down to Mobile, got on the gravel train
Very next thing they heard of me, I was headed up to Maine

Won't get drunk no more
Won't get drunk no more
Won't get drunk no more
Way down the Old Plank Road

Knoxville is a pretty place, Memphis is a beaut
Wanna see them pretty girls, hop on to Chattanoog
Donny, oh dear Donny, what makes you treat me so?
Make me wear that ball and chain and now my ankle's sore

Won't get drunk no more
Won't get drunk no more
Won't get drunk no more
Way down the Old Plank Road

I'm going to build a scaffold on some mountain high
So I can see my Donny girl as she goes riding by
My wife died on Friday night, Saturday she was buried
Sunday was my courtin' day, Monday I got married

Won't get drunk no more
Won't get drunk no more
Won't get drunk no more
Way down the Old Plank Road

Eighteen pounds of meat a week, whiskey here to sell
How can a young man stay at home, when the pretty girls look so well?
Drinkin lots of whiskey, and actin like a scamp
I passed out in a burlap sack and I woke up with a cramp!

Won't get drunk no more
Won't get drunk no more
Won't get drunk no more
Way down the Old Plank Road

(2..3..4..)

Won't get drunk no more
Won't get drunk no more
Won't get drunk no more
Way down the Old Plank Road

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released May 29, 2014
Tracked in an ol' haunted Antiquarium Bookstore in Brownville, NE.
Produced by Bud Heavy and the High Life's and Mark Hansen
Mixed by Jeremy Wurst
Mastered by Mark Hansen

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Bud Heavy & The High Lifes Lincoln, Nebraska

Bud Heavy & The High Lifes is an Americana (Old-Time, Folk, Pre-War Country) string band from Lincoln, Nebraska.

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