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Black Sand Road

(Echo Park)
Black Sand Road
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Elizabeth lay in her wedding gown, in a casket in the parlor
Her cold hand s clasp upon herself, the year was 1883
Her neighbors and her family stood around the room and wondered
If the soul that had lived in pain and shame had finally been set free

She lay there turning ashen, as the evening turned to dusk
While the man she would love for time eternal was still out on the run

Somebody cried in the night on Black Sand Road
And to this day to many strange things are going on down there
And I’ll take and oath that I’ve seen them both
Walking hand and hand in the moonlight
Where the house once stood way back in the woods
Down on Black Sand Road

Elizabeth's back door man sat astraddle a black plow horse in the dooryard
A noose around his neck looped down to take his life away
Torchlight warmed a moonless night into shapes of hoods and bed sheets
He swung there from that old oak tree till the dawn acme cold and gray

The cut him down at daybreak, buried him in the sand
While justice looked the other way they hung and innocent man

Another crime in the night on Black Sand Road
And to this day to many strange things are going on down there
And I’ll take and oath that I’ve seen their ghost
Walking hand and hand in the moonlight
Where the house once stood way back in the woods
Down on Black Sand Road

A Century has come and gone, their spirits won’t give in
To the questions of her virtue and the color of his skin

But I still hear the cries in the night on Black Sand Road
And to this day to many strange things are going on down there
And I’ll take and oath that I’ve seen their ghost
Walking hand and hand in the moonlight
Where the house once stood way back in the woods
Down on Black Sand Road