soul of appalachia
mother is the hills of virginia
father the grass of kentucky
in the lonesome pines of sweet carolina
hear the sound the banjo is playin
in “wildwood flower” in “constant sorrow”
hear the soul of appalachia

from the hollows and the shows
on farm radio
echoes came out of the mountains
from the fiddles of men
like uncle pen
from the back porch and the grand ol opry

voices like the wind
a chilling mandolin
a guitar with fingers on fire
drifting in the air
a song is like a prayer
it comes from somewhere inspired

mother is the hills of virginia
father the grass of kentucky
in the lonesome pines of sweet carolina
hear the sound the banjo is playin
in “wildwood flower” in “constant sorrow”
hear the soul of appalachia
hear the soul of appalachia




robert john jones  nectarthugs music (bmi)