Evangeline

04:21
Grayson Hugh

Story

(A rootsy, buegrassy, song about a Chicora (Pee Dee) Indian girl named Evangline. Having met her while on vacation in the coastal town of Charleston, South Carolina, the teller of this tale falls head over heels in love with her and decides to leave his home in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina to start a life with her in Charleston.)

EVANGELINE

(words & music by Grayson Hugh)

 

 It's winter up on the mountain

ain't no money in the till

if it hadn't have been for Evangeline

I'd be hangin' round there still

stuck down in the holler

in that chicken shack

with no love to comfort me

now I ain't ever goin' back

 

Oh, Evangeline, Evangeline

prettiest girl I ever seen

she fell on me just like a dream

don't you know I love her

talkin' bout my Evangeline

oh yes I do, oh yeah

 

Well I left there in a hurry

I left that one horse town

packed my things in the middle of the night

as the snow was falling down

took the train to Charleston

to be with Evangeline

left the mountains for the ocean

where the grass is growing green

 

Oh, Evangeline, Evangeline

prettiest girl I ever seen

she fell on me just like a dream

don't you know I love her

talkin' bout my Evangeline

oh yes I do, oh yeah

 

Oh it's winter up on the mountain

no money in the till

if it hadn't've been for that woman

I'd be hangin' round there still

 

Oh, Evangeline, Evangeline

prettiest girl I ever seen

she feel on me just like a dream

don't you know I love her

talkin' bout my Evangeline

oh yes I do, oh yeah

Evangeline

talkin' bout Evangeline

sweet Chicora queen

Evangeline

my Evangeline

 

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