• Artist: The Black Lillies
  • Title: Shepherd's Song
  • Genre: Country - Contemporary/Pop
  • Mood: Down/Dark/Melancholic, Sentimental/Ballad
  • Speed: Medium Slow (63-78)
  • Instruments: Real Drums/Drum Kit, Acoustic Guitar (Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin), Electric Guitar (Clean, Overdriven), Bass
  • Track type: Lyric - Full Length
  • Date added: 4/19/2012
  • Lyric themes: Storytelling, Sadness Depression, Murder, Struggle Hardship, Sentimental, Loneliness
  • Lyrics: I left my home in the year of ‘21 Blamed for the killin’, a crime I had not done I’ll live no more in Texas but the hills of Tennessee Goodbye wife and children, never more to see On the banks of the river a shepherd’s wages paid Shelter food and clothing, honest work each day At night I hear their voices sayin’ “where have you gone? Paw we’re cold and hungry, don’t let us be alone.” Chorus But I cannot go back, I’ll not return There’s a hangman waiting, a sheriff’s warrant served And if I was a freeman in the state that I was born I’d go home to Texas never more to roam Verse 3 In the seventh season the fates came to me Sayin’ “your love has remarried and you must let her be. The children they are taken care though never you will see.” Damn the man who cursed that land, never I’ll be free (Chorus) (Solo over verse) Sunshine stirrin’, youth but a memory A letter came to my door though I could not read Said “the man who done the killin’, he has now confessed. Truth came from a death bed, your case is now dismissed.” But I cannot go back, I’ll not return There’s no one waiting, memories unearned And if I was a young man in the state that I was born I’d go home to Texas never more to roam
  • Keywords: Bass, Guitar, Heartbreak, Nashville

About The Black Lillies

The Black Lillies

Knoxville, TN United States

The Black Lillies

Those familiar with the background of Black Lillies frontman Cruz Contreras are often struck with a single question when the man opens his mouth to sing:


Why, given the rich baritone that can range from languid to intense, from reverently hushed to brashly bombastic, did it take so long?

Obviously, he’s no stranger to music. He is the man who loaned out his initials to Robinella and the CCstringband, which flirted with national fame a few years ...

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