Moonshine & Teardrops
By John Hickman
Back in the timbers
On ridge number 4
There lived a young moonshiner
As did his Dad before.
Speedin’ cars and whisky
Takin’ chances every day
But he longed to marry Nellie
In her arms he’d always stay.
Moonshine and teardrops
That’s all that’s left to Will.
Moonshine and teardrops
He dreams of Nellie still.
Now Nellie said to Will
“I love you my dear,
But please stop your runnin’
I live in constant fear”
Then Will he told Nellie,
“I’ll just make one more run,
And after that run Darlin’
My shinnin’ days are done!”
Moonshine and teardrops
That’s all that’s left to Will
Moonshine and teardrops
He dreams of Nellie still.
Nellie was so fearful
With Will she did go.
The moon shown through tall trees
Making shadows on the snow.
But neither of them saw him
That Sheriff after Will,
His shot rang through the timbers
Leaving Nellie’s heart still.
Moonshine and teardrops
That’s all that’s left to Will.
Moonshine and teardrops
He dreams of Nellie still.