Lyrics “Russell Fork River”

Fom the self-titled album by DAVE ADKINS
Songwriters:  Dave Adkins, Dawn Kenney and David Morris

On the Russell Fork River
there’s a legend they say
About a young woman
In a watery grave

Two young lovers
on a hot day in May
Both lives were changed
forever that day

Down by the water
he had a plan
On bended knee
he’d ask for her hand

All the fishermen heard
was a splash and a scream
She lay dead in his arms
when they got to the scene

CHORUS

And the river runs and the water rolls
Rumbles like thunder As the cold mist blows
A story of love this town will remember
Of another lost soul on the Russell Fork River

They grabbed the young man
And took him to town
Told the sheriff
of the crime they’d found

No questions were asked
He was thrown in a cell
The sheriff said Son
We’re gonna send you to hell

He held to his silence
While his Mama cried
The preacher read scripture
As they walked by his side

He stood on the gallows
The crowd gathered round
When it came to Last Words
He made not a sound

CHORUS

And the river runs and the water rolls
Rumbles like thunder As the cold mist blows
A story of love this town will remember
Of another lost soul on the Russell Fork River

While the people cleared out
The sherriff gathered his clothes
There on the floor
Was a ring and a note

Today you killed
An innocent man
She slipped and fell
As I reached For her hand

CHORUS

And the river runs and the water rolls
Rumbles like thunder As the cold mist blows
A story of love this town will remember
Of another lost soul on the Russell Fork River