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YOU GAVE ME A MOUNTAIN (Marty Robbins) Johnny Bush - 1969 Marty Robbins - 1969 Frankie Laine - 1969 Elvis Presley - 1973 Also recorded by: Don McLean; Jim Nabors; Eddy Arnold; Arthur Prysock; Don Lincoln. Born in the heat of the desert My mother died givin' me life Deprived of the love of a father Blamed for the loss of his wife You know Lord I've been in a prison For something that I've never done It's been one hill after another And I've climbed them all one by one Oh but this time Lord you gave me a mountain, A mountain you know I may never climb It isn't just a hill any longer You gave me a mountain this time My woman got tired of the heartaches Tired of the grief and the strife, So tired of working for nothing Just tired of being my wife She took my one ray of sunshine She took my pride and my joy She took my reason for living She took my small baby boy Yeah but this time Lord you gave me a mountain, A mountain I may never climb It isn't a hill any longer You gave me a mountain this time Yeah Lord, You gave me a mountain Don't you know You gave me a mountain this time

    


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