Reuben james lyrics

Reuben james lyrics

Reuben James

In my song you live again

And the phrases that I rhyme

Are just the footsteps out of time

From the time when I knew you, Reuben James

Reuben James

All the folks around Madison County cussed your name

Just a no-account, sharecropping colored man

Who would steal anything he can

And everybody laid the blame on Reuben James

Reuben James

You still walk the fertile fields of my mind

The faded shirt, the weathered brow

The calloused hands upon the plow

I loved you then and I love you now

Reuben James

Flora Grey

The gossip of Madison County died with child

And although your skin was black

You were the one that didn’t turn your back

On the hungry white child with no name

Reuben James

Reuben James

With your mind on my soul and a Bible in your right hand

You said, “Turn the other cheek

there’s a better world a-waiting for the meek”

In my mind these words remain from Reuben James

Reuben James

For you still walk the fertile fields of my mind

The faded shirt, the weathered brow

The calloused hands upon the plow

I loved you then and I love you now

Reuben James

Reuben James

One dark, cloudy day they brought you from the field

And to your lonely pine box came

Just a preacher, me, and the rain

Just to sing one last refrain for Reuben James

Reuben James

You still walk the fertile fields of my mind

The faded shirt, the weathered brow

The calloused hands upon the plow

I loved you then and I love you now

Reuben James

Reuben James

You still walk the fertile fields of my mind

The faded shirt, the weathered brow

The calloused hands upon the plow

I loved you then and I love you now

Reuben James


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