FCS Daily Music Video – ‘Tobacco Road’ John D. Loudermilk

John D. Loudermilk Jr. (March 31, 1934 – September 21, 2016) was an American singer and songwriter. Although he had his own recording career during the 1950s and 1960s, he was primarily known as a songwriter.

He wrote Tobacco Road

Lyrics below

Another one I liked was 1962 ‘Callin’Dr Casey’

I was born in a trunk
Mama died and my daddy got drunk
Let me hear two dying crows
In the middle of tobacco road
Grew up in a rusty shack
All I owned was hanging on my back
Only lord knows how I loved tobacco road
But it’s hard, hard the only life I’ve ever known
But the lord knows how I loved
Tobacco road
Gonna leave, get a job
With the help of the tree some God
Save my money, get rich enough
Bring it back to tobacco road
Bring dynamite and a crane
Blow it up and start all over again
Build a town be proud to show
Give the name tobacco road
‘Cause it’s hard, hard the only life I’ve ever known
I despise you ’cause you’re filthy
But I love you ’cause you’re home
Bring dynamite and a crane
Blow it up start all over again
Build a town be proud to know
This place called tobacco road
‘Cause it’s hard, hard the only life I’ve ever known
But the lord knows how I love
Tobacco road



Don Matthews
September 2021

Published by donmatthewspoetry

I just like playing round with words. And having fun

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