Back in Tennessee

from ROOT by Mojo Holler

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Words and Music: John Baker and Missi Hasting

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Remembering back when I was in Tennessee, olly olly oxen free
Deep in the Smoky Mountains under the willow tree
Look in your eyes like a deep blue sea like shadows in the fire
Back in Tennessee

Let me tell you, brother, honestly it’s like floating on a summer’s breeze
Late at night, warm as could be we’re sippin’ on the moonshine whisky
Bodies start shaking like a leaf on a tree, white lightning in the stars


I was blind O Lord and I couldn’t see
Say one and one is three
Lord have mercy on my wicked soul
Trynna get the Devil outta me

Hitched a long ride, I was hungry and tired and went right to the ‘stillery
Lo and behold, the story’s been told that Jack Daniel was a waitin’ for me
He bet me game of Tennessee Hold ‘Em: A bottle for your soul
Back in Tennessee

There’s a little white chapel on every other corner as far as the eye can see
Pray to the Lord for eternal reward and supplicate God Almighty
Blood runs true red, white and blue, ain’t no backwood hoodoo
Back in Tennessee

Homestyle lovin’ and NASCAR glee I’d like to thank you, please
Southern fried pickin’ and how to jerk a chicken in the nineteenth century
Late night fiddles echo to the sea, when it’s time to die
I’ll be back in Tennessee

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from ROOT, released May 25, 2021
Mister Baker - acoustic guitars, bass, vocals
Missi - vocals

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Mojo Holler Portland, Oregon

Mojo Holler = Missi Hasting and John Baker.

We live in Portland, Oregon.

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