From the album Occoquan River EP

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Lyrics

The Occoquan River
Baby let your hair hang low

I'm ready, I'm ready

The light is fading 
and the shadows are long 
I'm ready

I feel your body tremble next to mine 

Now over river, now over time

I'm already gone, I'm already gone 



Well, I fear no one 
I got my head held high

I'm a fighting man from the sixty-ninth 

We learnt about death when Stonewall stood 
The Occoquan River ran red with blood 

When the day was done



My brother Billy had his mothers eye

He had a gentle soul but something broke inside 

He took to the fight 
just like any man 

My brother Billy was a gentleman



Baby let your hair hang low 

I'm ready, I'm ready 

The light is fading 
and the shadows are long 
I'm ready 

I feel your body tremble next to mine 

Now over river, now over time 

I'm already gone, I'm already gone



We took some prisoners late in sixty-five

We marched them north along the Ohio line 
They were hungry, they were beaten

They were barely alive 

My brothers sword hung by his side 

One them rebs keeled over and fell 

Billy was on him like a hound of hell

I just stood there with my hands by my side 
Billy slit that boys throat 

Right in front of my eyes 


Baby let your hair hang low

I'm ready, I'm ready 

The light is fading 
and the shadows are long 
I'm ready 

I feel your body tremble next to mine

Now over river, now over time 

I'm already gone, I'm already gone

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