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    JERICHO ROAD
    (Steve Earle)

    I was walkin'
    Walkin' down the Jericho road
    And every mile that I traveled showed
    And I'm walkin' down the Jericho road
    I just kept on walkin'
    Walkin' down the Jericho road
    And the sun set red over fields of gold
    and I'm walkin' down the Jericho road
    Well Joshua fit the battle, that's how the story goes
    And the walls come a-tumb-a-lin' down I know
    But I'm still walkin'
    Walkin' down the Jericho road

    I met my mother walkin' down the Jericho road
    Tears in her eyes and her head hung low
    And she was walkin' down the Jericho road
    I met my father walkin' down the Jericho road
    His back bent over from a heavy load
    And he was walkin' down the Jericho road
    I said, "Papa, don't you know me? Won't you lay your burden down?"
    He just shook his head and told me "Son, you better turn around"
    And he kept on walkin'
    Walkin' down the Jericho road

    I met my brother walkin' down the Jericho road
    And his hands were bloody but his face was clean
    and he was walkin' down the Jericho road
    I met my sister walkin' down the Jericho road
    With a babe in her arms that I'd never seen
    And she was walkin' down the Jericho road
    She said "It's just a little orphan child I found along the way
    I'll raise him as my own and he'll forgive us all someday"
    And she kept on walkin'
    Walkin' down the Jericho Road

    I met my mother
    I met my father
    I met my brother
    I met my sister

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