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Thread #51215   Message #3902944
Posted By: RunrigFan
30-Jan-18 - 10:01 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Across the Great Divide (Kate Wolf)
Subject: ADD: Across the Great Divide (Kate Wolf)
ACROSS THE GREAT DIVIDE
(Kate Wolf)

I've been walkin' in my sleep
And countin' troubles 'stead of countin' sheep
Where the years went I can't say
(But) I just turned around and they've gone away
And I've been siftin' through the layers
Of dusty books and faded papers
They tell a story I used to know
It was one that happened so long ago.

CHORUS
It's gone away in yesterday
And (Now) I find myself on the mountainside
Where the rivers change direction
Across the Great Divide

Well (Yes) I heard the owl a-callin'
Softly as the night was fallin'
With a question and I replied
But he's gone across the borderline

He's gone away in yesterday
And (Now) I find myself on the mountainside
Where the rivers change direction
Across the Great Divide.

(And the) The finest hour that I have seen
Is the one that comes between
The edge of night and the break of day
When the darkness rolls away.

It's gone away in yesterday
And I find myself on the mountainside
Where the rivers change direction
Across the Great Divide.

It's gone away in yesterday
And I find myself on the mountainside
Where the rivers change direction
Across the Great Divide.

Studio recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2Kn3j7o2yY

Kate Wolf live performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvH9tOaOOh0 [live performance variants in the lyrics are in parentheses]

Nanci Griffith & Emmylou Harris Live https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uQNRTnsntY