Ripleys Run


"Ripley's Run Road" by Tina Marie

There is a road on the Mason Dixon
That road is Ripley's Run
We dared to travel it's muddy gravel
Pot holes the size of the sun

Up this road, we trudged along
Hearing banjo's playing the Deliverance song
Beside Dunkard Creek, where tree's hung low
No one in sight, 'cept a dog tied to a pole

Ripley's Run, oh Ripley's Run
Where is the bridge you promised me?
Ripley's Run, oh Ripley's Run
Nothing but mud and rocks and tree's

It was only but a mile we drove
Hoping for the bridge to show
Ripley's Run, you let us down
Confounded bridge we did not go

We came across a local traveler
He smiled and said he did not know
About our mystery bridge debacle
He moved along with wife in tow

Ripley's Run, oh Ripley's Run
Where is the bridge you promised me?
Ripley's Run, oh Ripley's Run
Nothing but mud and rocks and tree's

If ever you venture up Buckeye Road
And see a sign "Bridge Two Miles"
Do not be fooled, try not to go
Lest you may hear a faint banjo...

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