Cyclone Of Rye Cove lyrics

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On Border Radio - Cyclone Of Rye Cove lyrics

Oh listen today and a story I'll tell
In sadness and tear-dimmed eyes
Of a dreadful cyclone that came this way
And blew our schoolhouse away

Rye Cove (Rye Cove), Rye Cove (Rye Cove)
The place of my childhood and home
Where in life's early morn I once loved to roam
But now it's so silent and lone

When the cyclone appeared, it darkened the air
Yet the lightning flashed over the sky
And the children all cried, don't take us away
And spare us to go back home


There were mothers so dear and fathers the same
That came to this horrible scene
Searching and crying, each found their own child
Dying on a pillow of stone

A.P. come here up just a minute and tell these folks about that number that you just sang. Will you? Thank you, Brother, I will. That was a tragedy song that I composed about a cyclone that came to Scott County, Virginia and killed probably 20 - 25 little schoolchildren and wounded several of us. Yes Sir, a true story put in this song.