JUPITER CREEK

THE TREES WERE SHAKIN' AS THE RAIN CAME DOWN
I BEEN WALKIN FOR DAYS SEEMS LIKE TOWN AFTER TOWN
WELL I HEARD THERE WAS GOLD DOWN NEAR OLD JUPITER CREEK
NOW DARLIN I SWEAR TO GOD THERE'S A PIECE THERE FOR ME

BOUGHT ME A CLAIM HAD TO MAKE IT MY HOME
TO MAKE ENDS MEET I SOLD EVERYTHING THAT I OWNED
AND I GOT ME A PARTNER OLD JIM WAS HIS NAME
FROM DAWN TO DUSK WE WORKED THAT HOLE EACH DAY WAS THE SAME

AND THERE'S GOLD IN THE HIGH COUNTRY
I'VE SEEN IT SHINE WITH MY OWN EYES
AND I KNOW ITS THERE JUST WAITIN FOR ME
AND IT WONT BE LONG TIL I'LL BE COMIN HOME TO YOU

ONE MORNING WE STRUCK WATER, IT CAME IN SO FAST
WE WERE 60 FEET DOWN THE DAY THAT JIM DROWNED
I DON'T KNOW IF I CAN LAST

THE DAY I SOLD THAT CLAIM NEAR BROUGHT ME TO TEARS
THOUGH IT'S STILL IN MY BLOOD IT'S BEEN NEAR 3 YEARS
SINCE I HEARD THERE WAS GOLD DOWN NEAR OLD JUPITER CREEK
AND DARLIN I STILL SWEAR TO GOD THERE'S A PIECE THERE FOR ME

ANDREW DURANT