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Crossing Over Into The Valley

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Greg Trafidlo
Greg Trafidlo & Barbara Martin

Story

On the joy of coming home to the Shenandoah. The song has been called, "... a real beauty of a love letter to the land." 

Lyrics

         CROSSING OVER INTO THE VALLEY

       Greg Trafidlo, Barbara Martin, & Paul Craft

      Paul Craft Music, Dennis Morgan Music, BMI

                             © 2003

 

I last crossed these mountains head held high and sure,

Reckless and ready to conquer the world.

Got hung up in a neon haze, tangled in a blacktop maze.

What was clear began to fade, now I’m heading home.

 

CHORUS:

 

    Crossing over into the valley.

    Shenandoah, you’re my long-lost friend.

    Blue Ridge rising up to greet me.

    Sweet sanctuary, welcome me in.

 

Your tumbling waterfalls, murmuring streams,

Dogwoods in springtime still bloom in my dreams.

White-tail deer and whippoorwills, miles of green and rolling fields.

My heart hungers for the hills, now I’m heading home.

 

Repeat Chorus

 

Bridge:   

 

            Wherever I wander, 

            I know there’ll always be a place for me

            In your Appalachian arms.

 

Repeat Chorus

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