1. Pennsylvania

From the recording Rivers and Rain

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Sitting on the front porch watching the world go by
Traffic jams and sirens blaring through the smoggy sky
Try to recall those blissful days when I close my eyes
But the rain keeps falling and my heart keeps longing inside.

Take me down to my valley, take my to my home
Take me back to Pennsylvania where I’ve never felt alone
Take me down to the Youghiogheny River (Monongahela, Allegheny)
Where my ancestors were all born
Take me back to my Pennsylvania home.

Wondering why I moved away, I’m thinking I just don’t know.
Letters don’t help, not texts, not the telephone.
With so many people surrounding me how could I feel alone?
Maybe it’s time I decided that it’s time to go….


Where the rivers run wide and the evergreens kiss the sky
Where the dragonflies glide and the sparkle bugs shine in the night
Where the eagles fly, way up high Now I know where I belong….

Take me back to my Pennsyltuckey home.