Pearl

 

He sees her sittiní by the gate post

As his truck pulls in the yard

He knows all day sheís waited for him there

And even though heís bone tired

He finds the strength to smile

Itís good to know at least somebody cares

 

So they walk up to the front porch

Where they sit there side by side

She wags her tail as he talks about his day

He says my Pearl your wait is over

Weíll go huntiní when itís dawn

And Iíll keep quiet and hear what you have to say

 

Chorus:

You can sing your song for me

Throw your sweet voice to the wind

That music makes me shiver to the bone

When I hear the holler ringin, I know your singin just for me

And it seems that I donít feel so all alone

For awhile I donít feel so all alone

 

The years go by hunts come and go, both man and dog grow old

Theyíre both convinced theyíll pass without a trace

One December day he knows its time he hugs his sweetheartís neck

He whispers Pearl, please run me one more race

 

Pearl sing your song for me, throw your sweet voice to the wind

That music makes me shiver to the bone

When I hear the holler ringin, I know your singin just for me

And it seems that I donít feel so all alone

For awhile I donít feel so all alone

 

I sit outside the same house

Where the old man lived and died

Iím watchin Pearlís puppies fight and play

Both Dad and Pearl are gone away but their spirits linger on

And on a cool clear morn I can hear my daddy say

 

Pearl sing your song for me

Throw your sweet voice to the wind

That music makes me shiver to the bone

You got the good Lordís ears a ringin

As you praise his holy name

And up here I donít feel so all alone

Pearly May We finally made it home

My sweet Pearly May We finally made it home