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Carrol County Accident-crd   Porter Wagoner

Subject: Carrol County Accident

Carrol County Accident
Porter Wagoner

   D                             A
Carrol County's pointed out as kind of square
The biggest thing that happens is the county fair,
I guess that's why we thought its such a big event,
  A                                   D
What we all call the Carrol County Accident.

The wreck was on the highway just outside of town,
Walter Browning lost his life and for a time
It seemed that Mary Ellen Jones would surley die,
But she lived long enough to testify.

Mary Ellen testified he flagged her down,
Said he was sick and could she drive him to town,
No one ever doubted what she said was true,
'Cause she was well respected in the county too.

I went down to see the wreck like all the rest,
The broken glass the bloody seats the tangeled mess.
But I found something no one else had ever seen,
Behind the dash of Mary's crumpled up machine.

A little matchbox circled by a rubber band,
And inside the ring from Walter Browning's hand,
It took awhile to figger out just what it meant,
The truth about the Carrol County Accident.

By dark of night I dropped the ring into a well,
And took a sacred oath that I would never tell.
The truth about the Carrol County Accident,
For the county ordered dad a marble monument.
Yes, I lost him in the Carrol County Accident.

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