Kentucky you are the dearest land outside of heaven to me
Kentucky I miss your laurels and your redbud trees
When I die I want to rest upon the graceful mountains so high
For that is where God will look for me

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Kentucky I miss the songs they’re singing in the silvery moonlight
Kentucky how I miss those hound dogs chasing coons
I know that my mother dad and sweetheart are awaiting for me
Kentucky I’ll be returning soon