Who Sang Gone, Gonna Rise Again? Kathy Mattea

Kathy Mattea Calling Me Home cover art
Release information
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country/Bluegrass/Folk
length: 3:20
Lyrics
I remember the year that my granddad died,
Gone, gonna rise again.
They dug his grave on a mountain side,
Gone, gonna rise again.

I was too young to understand
The way he felt about the land,
But I could read his history in his hands,
Gone, gonna rise again.

Theres corn in the crib and apples in the bin,
Its ham in the spook house and cotton in the gym,

Its cows in the barn and hearts in the line,
But he worked like the devil for the living he got,
Gone, gonna rise again.

These apple trees on the mountain side,
Gone, gonna rise again.
He planted the seeds just before he died,
Gone, gonna rise again.

I guess he knew that hell never see
But he planted the seeds for his children and me,
Gone, gonna rise again.

Its high on the ridge above the farm,
I think of my people who had gone on,
Gone, gonna rise again.

Like a tree that grows in the mountain ground,
Storms of life have cut him down,
But the new wood springs and the roots in the gal,
Gone, gonna rise again.
Gone, gonna rise again.
Gone, gonna rise again.

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 A Far Cry
  • 2 Gone, Gonna Rise Again
  • 3 The Wood Thrush’s Song
  • 4 West Virginia Mine Disaster
  • 5 The Maple’s Lament
  • 6 Hello, My Name Is Coal
  • 7 Calling Me Home
  • 8 Black Waters
  • 9 West Virginia, My Home
  • 10 Agate Hill
  • 11 Now Is the Cool of the Day
  • 12 Requiem for a Mountain

  • Release information
    label: Sugar Hill Records
    format: CD
    script: Latin