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The lyrics of this song speak for themselves. It's about a woman in love with the "wrong" person, whoever he is, Black or Indian...
And how it is perceived by the community. And how it is blamed. And how she took revenge...
It's a sad love song inspired by all the women who decided to teach African Americans before, during and after the Civil War.


Stories have been told for years
‘bout the lone girl
Of the misty hills
She’s still up there

She cursed a man for shooting her love
He wore a shining star
She cursed him to hell but he’s back again
That white man that done her wrong

Up in the misty hills
She’s often seen
Sitting on the porch
At night her spirit joins her lover’s soul
’til the break of day
At dawn her body still asks for more
But the black cat has run away

That same night
She reminded of her lover’s arms
When they met in the dark
When they have been seen and blamed
When they’ve been spied out and chased

At dawn she saw a shining star on a white man’s chest
She said…
You can’t kill me no matter how hard you try
At dawn she saw…
She said…
I’ll be creeping all around you…

Up in the misty hills
Don’t you hear that lonesome cry?


from No Human Tongue Can Tell, released August 17, 2018


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