Secret of the Waterfall

Bluegrass Album Band

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Down by the waterfall 
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Where the waters run so cool 
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There no secrets ever fall 
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 From the lips of the fool 
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Jeniffer was seventeen the same age as I 
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She had lived next door to us since we were five 
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She knew I loved her dearly, I told her many times 
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And I looked forward to the day that she would be all mine 
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One more year of school we thought, then wedding bells would ring 
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But the hand of fate has ways of changing everything 
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I walked upon the two of them down by the waterfall 
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Jeniffer and Jimmy Jones they saw me not at all 
Jimmy Jones was married and had a family 
And I just couldn't understand why they did this to me 
Both were scared but all they thought I'd do was tell his wife 
Their faces turned to masks of fear before I took their life 
People thought that Jeniffer just up and ran away 
Jimmy Jones who disappeared is a mystery today 
Many years has passed but bitterly I still recall 
And only I alone know what's behind the waterfall 
That's pretty much how the Country Gentlemen did it way back in '71 on the album "The Award Winning Country Gentlemen" with Charlie on guitar, Doyle Lawson on mandolin, Bill Emerson on banjo, and Bill Yates on bass.  Mike Auldridge played dobro on the session.  Though it's not the "classic" lineup,  it's still one of my favorite albums from the Country Gentlemen.