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EVERGLADES (Harlan Howard) Recorded by: George Hamilton IV; Harlan Howard; Waylon Jennings; The Kingston Trio; Skeets McDonald; The Muleskinners. He was born and raised around Jacksonville A nice young man not the kind to kill But the jealous fight and a flashing blade Sent him on the run through the Everglades Runnin' like the dog through the Everglades Now the posse went in and they came back out And said he'll die and there ain't no doubt It's an eye for an eye the debt is paid You won't last long in the Everglades A man can't live in the everglades Where a man can hide and never be found And have no fear of the baying hounds But he better keep movin' and don't stand still If the skeeters don't get him then the gators will If the skeeters don't get him then the gators will [ ac.guitar ] Now the years went by and his girl was wed His family gave him up for dead Now and then the natives would say They'd seen him a runnin' through the Everglades Runnin' like the dog through the Everglades Now he never heard the news on the radio He was deep in the glades and he'll never know He's runnin' and a hidin' and didn't make much sense The jury had ruled it was self-defence The jury had ruled it was self-defence Where a man can hide...

    


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