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SILVERADO (George McCorkle) The Marshall Tucker Band - 1981 As a young man, I was raised by a man of the cloth And taught to judge men equal and not to find their faults Until one day, I witnessed a tragic thing A man laid on the church steps, slain And as the smoke cleared, the tall man he holstered his gun The bright day ended and a cloud covered the sun I found hate in my heart that I'd never known before I'd see this man hang and that's the one thing that I know for sure Silverado, you'll hang by the hangman's tree And you'll die in misery His face remained in my eyes as I grew through the years I practised shooting every day while trying to hold back the tears I traveled through Oklahoma and Texas to the Rio Grande Knowing when I met Silverado, the Lord would steady my hand Silverado, you'll hang by the hangman's tree And you'll die in misery, ye-eah Then the day came, I'd dreamed of for years Silverado stood before me and my heart it pounded in fear As he turned and saw my eyes, he knew why I'd come Then, without the blink of an eye, he went for his gun As our guns did fire, tears come to my eyes When he collapsed before me, I dropped my gun and sighed Silverado, you'll hang by the hangman's tree And you'll die in misery Silverado, you'll hang by the hangman's tree Yes, you'll die in misery (Transcribed by Monique Adriaansen & Mel Priddle - March 2006)

    


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