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THE THOMPSON FAMILY TREE - Copyright 2003 by Dave Saunders
Published by Sgt Joe Music (BMI)
From the Dave Saunders CD “Fishin'"
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The Thompson place got sold today, the last hundred acres are goin’ away
Now there’s no more crops, and no more cattle, ‘cause ol’ Thompson finally lost the battle
They found him lyin’ at the end of a row, in the field where the corn was gonna grow
His eyes were closed, and his face was gray, and they say he’d been there for a couple of days

He lived alone, but they found his Will, then they planted his soul at the top of the hill
By the woman who’d given all a woman could give, and the boy who died before he could live
Seven generations of that Thompson clan, and not one was left to inherit that land
So the State took over and sold it all, now I guess we’ll be blessed with a shoppin’ mall

Chorus: But that family tree will never come down, ‘cause those roots go deep into hallowed ground
And the land where it stands will be Thompson land for as long as the wind blows free
And the souls who toiled to plow that soil finally got set free
When the last leaf fell from the very last branch of the Thompson family tree

They’ll tear down the house, tear down the barn, put a parkin’ lot where there oughta be corn
And the only trace of the Thompson place will be the family graveyard, with its iron gates
They’ll build a wall about seven feet high, to hide the graves from the folks who walk by
And none of those people will ever see where the last leaf fell from a family tree

Chorus: But that family tree will never come down, ‘cause those roots go deep into hallowed ground
And the land where it stands will be Thompson land for as long as the wind blows free
And the souls who toiled to plow that soil finally got set free
When the last leaf fell from the very last branch of the Thompson family tree

Repeat Chorus: No, that family tree will never come down, ‘cause those roots go deep into hallowed ground
And the land where it stands will be Thompson land for as long as the wind blows free
And the souls who toiled to plow that soil finally got set free
When the last leaf fell from the very last branch of the Thompson family tree

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