Reuben James Lyrics - Kenny Rogers

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Reuben James
In my song you live again
And the phrases that I rhyme
Are just a footsteps out of time
From the time when I knew you Reuben James

Reuben James
All the folks around Madison County cussed your name
A just a no-count, sharecropping colored man who would steal anything he can
And everybody laid the blame on Reuben James

Reuben James, you still walk the feral fields of my mind
Faded shirt, the weathered brow
The calloused hands upon the plow
I Loved you then and I love you now Reuben James

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The gossip of Madison County died with child
And although your skin was black
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You were the one that didn't turn your back
On the hungry white child with no name Reuben James

Reuben James
With your mind on my soul and a Bible in your right hand
You said turn the other cheek
A there's a better world awaiting for the meek
In my mind these words remain from Reuben James

Ruben James you still walk the feral fields of my mind
The faded shirt, the weathered brow
The calloused hands upon the plow
I loved you then and I love you now Ruben James

Reuben James
One dark cloudy day they brought you from the field
And to your lonely pine box came just a preacher me and the rain
Just to sing one last refrain for Reuben James

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Ruben James you still walk the feral fields of my mind
The faded Shirt, the weathered brow
The calloused hands upon the plow
I loved you then and I love you now Ruben James






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