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O Kentucky

words/music: Mark Melloan*

Chorus 1:

O Kentucky, my sweet home,
Roll all around me, but lay down below
my traveling road, make it sure, make it strong,
May the life that I'm living be happy and long,
where thoroughbreds fly on rolling blue hills,
The kids play outside, The music sounds real

Verse 1:

Granddaddy reaps his own harvest
and eats his own corn,
He used to knock down his own lumber
to keep the house warm,
But he lost his wife to the cancer before I was born,
He says he'll meet her again on the day of the Lord

Chorus 2:

O Kentucky, our sweet home,
Roll all around me, but lay down below
my traveling road, make it sure, make it strong,
May the life that I'm living be happy and long

Verse 2:

Plant, sow, and harvest in between hills
where the steeples compete with the great bourbon mills
for the spirits of men, the spirits of men

Theme 1:

The sun shines bright on my old Kentucky home,
It's summer, the children are glad,
By and by, hard times come a'knocking at the door
while the guitars make music out back,
Cry no more now, baby, oh cry no more today,
We will sing one song for the Kentucky home,
for the old Kentucky home far away,
Cry no more now, baby, oh cry no more today,
We will sing one song for the Kentucky home,
for the old Kentucky home far away

Bridge:

O Kentucky, O Kentucky, O Kentucky, Yeah

Theme 2:

This is my story, This is my song,
Sing hallelujah, This feels like home

*"My Old Kentucky Home,"
Stephen Foster, 1853
"Blessed Assurance,"
Phoebe Knapp, Fanny Crosby, 1873

Mark Melloan

vocal, acoustic guitars, producer

Tyler Cain

electric guitars

Byron House

upright bass

Steve Bowman

drums

Josh Brown

piano

Jason Lehning

mixing engineer

David Mead

harmony vocal

Jordan Lehning

harmony vocal

Jarod Snowden

recording engineer

Bryce Roberts

assistant engineer

Kevin Sokolnicki

recording engineer

Bob Ludwig

mastering engineer
Mark Melloan singer-songwriter
Gibson LG2 guitar headstock