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Sweet Time in Illinois

Out across the cornstalks there's a hard frost on the fields...

Sweet Time in Illinois

Out across the cornstalks there's a hard frost on the fields,
You gotta know another winter's comin' soon.
And the prairie miles roll easy beneath this old pickup's wheels,
Hummin' low under an Illinois autumn moon.

Down along the river bed the trees are lookin' bare,
Gotta take some time to breathe the cool night air
While a couple of old hoot owls croon their love forever true,
Hummin' low under an Illinois autumn moon.

Chorus:
In the moonlight on the Sangamon I can almost see
Every friend along this winding road I'm on.
From a home up in the north woods where I thought I'd rather be
But for spending this sweet time in Illinois.

Don't really know what brought me here, or if I'll ever go
Can't really tell which way the wind will blow.
But this old guitar I've got right here has a heart to play a tune
Hummin' low under an Illinois autumn moon.

Chorus

There's a quiet peace in seeing that you're where you ought to be
In the eyes of those the Lord has brought you to.
So tonight I'm feeling right at home on a road that's finding me
Humming low under an Illinois autumn moon.

Chorus

Yeah, I'm spending this sweet time in Illinois
Glad I'm takin' my sweet time here in Illinois.
Words and Music by Timothy Soden-Groves, and donated to the Public Domain.
No Rights Reserved. Power to the hearts of the people!

2 comments on “Sweet Time in Illinois

  1. Jim Moxon

    Takes me back to a happy time.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Me too, Jimmy! I can’t play that song or even watch the video without thinking of you and Joan, and the bonds of music, love and friendship we shared.

    Like

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