Ballad of Eric Rudolph

from by Michael Holland

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Sheriff says to Eric Rudolph,
“We’ll put the hound dogs on your trail
Bring back your teeth for your brother’s right hand
Bring you in to jail.”

Rudolph says to the sheriff,
“For five long years you’ve tried.
And you can search as long as you like,
you can try with all your might,
but I’ll see you in the sweet bye and bye.
I’ll see you in the sweet bye and bye.”
Sheriff says to Eric Rudolph,
“Through caves and abandoned mines,
We’ll search through scraps and the old feed sacks.
In every old place you could hide.”

Judge says to Eric Rudolph,
“Pack your bags for Birmingham. There’s
A room with a view, and it’s waiting for you.
Emily Lyon is on the stand.”

Rudolph says to the judge,
“Man ain’t nothing but his word,
And if I had a dollar for every broken promise,
Then I’d be the richest man in the world,
Be the richest man in the world.”

Judge says to Eric Rudolph,
“Man ain’t nothing but a man.
And even the mighty must perish, like a
Broom sweeping dust in a pan.”

Rudolph says to the judge,
“These things I’ll never deny.
But it bereaves me to see my mother so sweet,
Left to sorrow and to die.”

Rudolph says to the jury,
“A man’s word is his life.
And if tomorrow may be my burying day,
Then I’ll see you in the sweet bye and bye.
I’ll see you in the sweet bye and bye.”

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from Simple Truths and Pleasures, released January 22, 2008

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