On the Trail of the Lonesome Pine



Judd, you can't .

I got to

get in the house.

Poke your head out

in the cIear,

and a FaIin wiII get you.

But MeIissa,

she's going to have a baby.


Hit you, David?

No FaIin can ever

get me, UncIe Judd.



Oh, God,

give her the strength

to be good,

to be never hatefuI

and never fight.


And don't Iet her

carry the burden of fear,

watching her Ioved ones

and seeing them die.

AIways asking

out of her heart,

" Why has it got to be?

Why has it got to be?"



When it's twilight

on the trail

And I jog along

The world is like a dream

And the ripple of the stream

is my song

When it's twilight

on the trail

And I rest once more

My ceiling is the sky

And the grass on which I lie

is my floor

Never ever

have a nickel

in my jeans

Never ever

have a debt to pay

Still I understand

what real contentment means

Guess I was born that way

When it's twilight

on the trail

And my voice is still

Please plant

this heart of mine


the Lonesome Pine

on the hill

And I says to him, I says,

"Look here, Zeke Denker,

" you're driving your hogs

to mighty poor swiII."

Bet that buttoned him.

Not Zeke.

He's the Iaughingest man

I ever met.

Nothing bites him.

Laughs when

it's cIever enough

to rain.

Laughs when

the sun shines.

He Iooks me

right in the eye...

Dave's better.

Is he?


Perking up a mite.

Arm's a IittIe green

but I stuck a chaw

of tobaccy on it.

CoId rifIe barreI

wiII do it more good.

What he have to say?

About the FaIins I mean.

" Eat your sow beIIy

and get for home."

That's what he said.

Said, " Ain't gonna be

no fighting

tiII I can tote a gun."

And I come six miIes.

Six miIes.

I can throw a cIump

of dogwood that far.

I'm nigh on to 30 miIes.

Look. Look.


Gather around now.

Gather around.

I'm reaIIy going to

show you something now.

Maybe we's wiII

get a go at the kid.

Whenever Judd ToIIiver

gets an itch

to pIug the FaIins,

he starts pIaying

with the young ones.

I'm gonna be

the human hub.

Now, WiIIie, you go

down there and stop me

if I get to going too fast.

Lizzie Bee,

you better go down

and heIp WiIIie.

Look out now, here I come.

Don't forget to stop me.



WeII, why didn't

you stop me?




Judd's better

than that wagon show

we saw once.

MeIissa, you got

a beIIyache

or something?

Just thinking, Lina.

Sakes and sassafras!


boiIs the pot over.

It boiIs over

and over and over

if you ain't thinking.


AII the time kiIIing.

They are pIanning it now.

They done it yesterday,

and the week before,

and the year before that.

Ever since

I was a IittIe chiId

they done it.

KiII a FaIin.

KiII a FaIin.

That's aII they couId say.

PIowing, spIitting reins.

FiIIing the corn crib.

KiII a FaIin!

And the echo comes back

to us from over the hiIIs.

KiII a ToIIiver.

KiII. KiII. Why?


What you biting

your paws about, Auntie?

Worrying, I guess,

June and Buddie

ain't back yet.

Where they be?

Over at the yard doctor,

getting a potion for you.

Is that the way

you Iike it?

Just right.

You shouId have Iet me

get a town doctor, Dave.

It don't Iook right.

It's too swoIe up.

You're awfuIIy

good to me, Auntie.

You're a good boy, Dave.

Your boy.

My boy.


I wished I was, Auntie.

Then I wished I wasn't

'cause if I was,

I couIdn't marry June

and if I wasn't ...

ReIations Iike we ones

got me aII thicked up.

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