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Randy Travis - Send My Body (WATCH)

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You know, with a name like 'Send My Body', you might not immediately assume this Randy Travis song would be such an upbeat one. But this song from the 1986 album Storms of Life was strongly influenced by one of Randy's favorite artists, Lefty Frizzell.

The story behind the song centers on an innocent man who's been condemned but is determined to accept his fate with honor and grace. His last request is that his body be buried in his hometown. This is a gorgeous song, and, despite the subject matter, you get the sense that it's uplifting as well.

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Well that judge he found me guilty of wrong doing
And he sentenced me to hang in mid July
He look down at me and said you're lifes a ruin
If I were you I'd break right down and cry
But nobody seems to care that I ain't guilty
'Cause I never did the things they said I've done
But I guess they're gonna have to hang somebody
And It's lookin' like I'm goin to be the one

So send my body home on a freight train
And don't worry none that I don't go first class
Send my body home on a freight train
So everyone can see me when I pass
And don't worry none about no fancy funeral
It don't matter how they lay me down
Just see they bury me out by mama's apple tree
And send my body back to my home town

My mama was one damn hard workin' woman
She tried to raise us kids without a pa
The last thing that she said she was on her dying bed
Was son don't get in trouble with the law
Whenever my time comes to meet my maker
I'm going to try to do my very best
I'm going try to stand and take it like a man
When they ask if I have one request

I'll just say .....
Send my body home on a freight train
And don't worry none that I don't go first class
Send my body home on a freight train
So everyone can see me when I pass
And don't worry none about no fancy funeral
'Cause it don't matter how they lay me down
Just See they bury me out by mama's apple tree
And send my body back to my home town

Yes, just see they bury me out by mama's apple tree
And send my body back to my home town.

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