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On Top of Fool's Hill

c1980 by Michael Jerling

From the album Early Jerling

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Sick-abed-two-chairs Grandma said
I think it's settlin' in my chest
A terrible cold, the girl's out of control
I can never get a minute's rest

I've had about enough of your back-talkin' to me
I saw Mrs. Malone in town
She said you're runnin' around with that Lutheran boy
It's a scandal that we'll never live down

You're on top of fool's hill young lady
On top of fool's hill someday
You're on top of fool's hill
And someday you're gonna fall down, down, down
You're gonna fall

Grandpa's quiet he puffs on his pipe
Would you talk some sense to the girl
But she's gone on the run with a screen door slam
The dogs and the chickens in a whirl

(Chorus)

An old truck kicks up a rooster tail
Down a dusty gravel road
Flat cornfields and the summer sky
It's more than the eye can hold

Sick-abed-two-chairs Grandma said
I think it's settling in my chest
A terrible cold the girl's out of control
I can never get as minute's rest

She's down at creek in the cottonwood grove
Where the gypsies camped last June
Where she dreams her dream on the evening star
And the mountains of the moon

(Chorus)

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