smokes like lightning lyrics – hopkins lightning

whoa it smoke like lightnin’, yeah but shine like gold
don’t you hear me talking pretty baby,
smoke like lightnin’, yeah but shine like gold
yeah you know i see my little fair one
lying there on a cooling bowl

yes i see the he*rs* one morning backed up to our door
don’t you hear me talking?
soon one morning, backed up to our door
well you know i could see my little baby
lying there on a cooling bowl

well my baby died and left me,
laid her on a cooling bowl
yes she died and she left me,
they laid her on a cooling bowl
well they said, lightnin’ she’s gone and left you now boy,
you will never see her smiling face no more

well it was sad…

well i followed my baby, followed my baby
down to her burying ground
well i followed my baby, followed her
down to her burying ground
yeah it didn’t hurt me so bad till i’d seen
poor miss when they let her down

you know i done lost my little fair one
i guess the next thing will be me
i done lost my little fair one
i guess the next thing will be me
whoa i ain’t dead, no boys,
but po’ lightnin’ sinking by degree
by degree

/ hopkins lightning lyrics