From the recording Songs From Home
Maumee River Winds
My Great, Great Grandad settled here
Way back in ’55.
On a little farm, out west of town
is where he lived his life.
My Grandpa and my Daddy,
they lived ‘round here all their lives.
And it’s where I raised my family,
and met my lovin’ wife.
It ain’t those bluegrass covered hills of Kentucky
Or the Blue Ridge Mountains of Tennessee.
There’s no Carolina Pines, still I’d rather spend my time
In the flatlands of Ohio, where the Maumee River winds.
Before they worked that fertile ground,
the Great Black Swamp was drained.
To keep the crops from washin’ out
every time it’d start to rain.
Now our roots grow deep in that old black dirt
just like the crops we’ve grown.
It’s why seven generations now
have called this place their home.
That little farm still sits there,
I pass it now and then
It always takes my mind back
to a time way back when.
I think about my family
and the reasons why they came.
It’s sure nice to know after all this time
at least one thing stays the same.
(Double tag - Playin’ bluegrass in the flatlands, where ...
In the place they call the Great Black Swamp, where …