EV0054 – Song book story

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Over the next hill
 

One night Johnny Cash and wife June Carter were driving from Denver, Colorado to Cheyenne, Wyoming; to perform at a rodeo. They had been on the road traveling for a lengthy time, the night was clear, and Johnny turned to June and said, “I believe when we top this next hill we’ll be able to see the town of Cheyenne.” June replied, “yes, it would be nice that if over the next hill we’ll be home.” Something in the way that June said those words, her thinking of their home over a thousand miles away in Nashville, Tennessee inspired Johnny to stop the car and let June drive while he wrote these lyrics.
 

By the way the land is layin I think I'd be safe in sayin
That over the next hill we'll be home
It's a straight and narrow highway No detours and no by ways And over the next hill we'll be home 


From the prophets I've been hearin
I would say the end is nearin
 For I see familiar landmarks all along
By the dreams that I've been dreamin There will come a great redeemin
And over the next hill we'll be home 


By the speed we’ve been making 

I would say there's no mistakin
That over the next hill we'll be home
There's a place that we are nearin
That so many have been fearin And over the next hill we'll be home 


When we get there we're all hopin
That we'll find the gate is open
And there'll be a refuge from the comin' storm
For the way's been long and weary
But at last the end is nearin
And over the next hill we'll be home 

 

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