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gravedigger gravedigger what is that tall fence for
does it keep the dead at peace
maybe we’re just digging up holes to hold on to things we don’t need

gravedigger gravedigger when the dark hour comes
and the moon she lights up the sky
why do you hide until dark shadows cast
under the cloak of the night

hold onto your boxes don’t dig me a grave let my memory live on in song
bury me weeping by a willow tree or under the deep oceans roar
scatter my ashes in the whispering wind along a winding highway
let this earth be my tombstone let my body wither away

gravedigger gravedigger when my bones lay to rest
don’t go carving my name out in stone
on a pile of dirt in a soldier’s straight row
side by side but still so alone

gravedigger gravedigger there’s a song still unsung
and it rattles through earth and through clay
A song of hope a song of love
before I was called away

hold onto your boxes don’t dig me a grave let my memory live on in song
bury me weeping by a willow tree or under the deep oceans roar
scatter my ashes in the whispering wind along a winding highway
let this earth be my tombstone let my body wither away

gravedigger gravedigger you poor lonely soul
Can’t you see what’s to be in that spade?
at the end of the day when you lay down to rest
you’ll be lying in that grave you made

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from Valley Songs EP, released December 29, 2014

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Someone to Ride the River With Winchester, Virginia

Someone To Ride the River With is a Winchester based folk duo. The rhythmic sounds of clawhammer banjo and melodic sweetness of guitar set the background for beautiful vocal harmonies in this intimate group. Performing a combination of original tunes and beloved folk songs, Someone to Ride the River With is sure to present a marriage of nostalgic and unique sounds. ... more

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