i cried all the way to kentucky lyrics – alecia nugent

when i got the word that our uncle joe died
i did what we all did, i sat down and cried
got into my car, headed home for the hills
back home to kentucky where the funeral was held

i cried all the way to kentucky
his memory so sweet to recall
uncle joe lived such a good life
love and respected by all
his jokes were the talk of the county
he knew how to make people laugh
i cried all the way to kentucky
and then i smiled all the way back

the preacher said joe was a wonderful guy
and god has a project for him in the sky
his stories are binging the angels a smile
to turn us into new ways to cheer us awhile

joe once brought a skunk into sunday school cl*ss
had even made grouchy old deacon jones laugh
he says it’s been fixed and smells like a rose
all of you good christians turn loose of your nose

i cried all the way to kentucky
his memory so sweet to recall
uncle joe lived such a good life
love and respected by all
his jokes were the talk of the county
he knew how to make people laugh
i cried all the way to kentucky
and then i smiled all the way back

at h*lloween night no one meant any harm
when the outhouse was purched upon grandpa’s old barn
i think of those things when i tell joe goodbye
a smile on my lips and a tear in my eye

i cried all the way to kentucky
his memory so sweet to recall
uncle joe lived such a good life
love and respected by all
his jokes were the talk of the county
he knew how to make people laugh
i cried all the way to kentucky
and then i smiled all the way back

i cried all the way to kentucky
and then i smiled all the way back

/ alecia nugent lyrics