Dave Adkins – Russell Fork River Lyrics

[Verse 1]
There’s a legend they say
About a young woman
In a watery grave
Two young lovers
On a hot day in May
Both lives were changed
Forever that day
Down by the water oh
He had a plan
On bended knee
He’d ask for her hand
All the fishermen heard
Was a splash and a scream
She lay dead in his arms
When they got to the scene
[Chorus]
And the river runs and the water rolls and
Rumbles like thunder As the cold mist blows
A story of love this town will remember
Of another lost soul on the Russell Fork River
[Verse 2]
They grabbed the young man
And took him to town and
Told the sheriff
Of the crime they’d found
No questions were asked
He was thrown in a cell
The sheriff said Son
We’re gonna send you to hell
He held to his silence
While his Mama cried
The preacher read scripture
As they walked by his side
He stood on the gallows
The crowd gathered round
When it came to Last Words
He made not a sound
[Chorus]
And the river runs and the water rolls
Rumbles like thunder As the cold mist blows
A story of love this town will remember
Of another lost soul on the Russell Fork River
[Verse 3]
While the people cleared out
The sheriff gathered his clothes
There on the floor
Was a ring and a note
Today you killed
An innocent man
She slipped and fell
As I reached For her hand
[Chorus]
And the river runs and the water rolls and
Rumbles like thunder As the cold mist blows
A story of love this town will remember
Of another lost soul on the Russell Fork River
Just another lost soul on the Russell Fork River