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  1. Swede Hollow

From the recording Swede Hollow

Lyrics

SWEDE HOLLOW

CHORUS:
Swede Hollow, Swede Hollow
I’m never leaving, never leaving Swede Hollow

VERSE 1:
They say I don’t belong here, but this is all I’ve ever known
I was born on a ship crossing the great, wide ocean, this is my only home
They all watch us with suspicion while we’re merely trying to survive
My family’s feet on these muddy streets since eighteen seventy-five

CHORUS:
Swede Hollow, Swede Hollow
I’m never leaving, never leaving Swede Hollow

VERSE 2:
My Papa works the brewery that casts a shadow from the hill
We depend on it to walk in rags and live our days in filth
But we pay our dues and we pay our rent, still we’re treated like disease
Well, they can keep their bigotry, when I grow up, this valley will belong to me, yeah

CHORUS:
Swede Hollow, Swede Hollow
I’m never leaving, never leaving Swede Hollow
I’m never leaving, never leaving Swede Hollow

VERSE 3:
In nineteen fifty-six, the city come and throw our people out
And I stand watching, as they burn our homes to the ground
Now I would’ve been an old, homeless woman, if fate had not intervened
Cause fever came and took my life back in nineteen twenty-three

CHORUS:
Swede Hollow, Swede Hollow
I’m never leaving, never leaving Swede Hollow
I’m never leaving, never leaving, Swede Hollow
Oooh, whoah, ooh whoah, oooh oooh



Lyrics and music by Ann-Marita Garsed. Copyright © 2017, All rights reserved.