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"Gentle On My Mind"
Photograph By: Melinda Sue
Hartford is :
One of the
most Captivating Entertainers of our time, a Nationally known
Banjo player, Fiddler, Singer, Songwriter
("Gentle on My Mind", etc.), Television Star,
and active Riverboat Pilot ..... and this weekend, leader of the
Gentle On My Mind
It's knowin' that your door is always open
And your path is free to walk
That makes me tend to leave my sleeping bag
Rolled up and stashed behind your couch.
And it's knowing I'm not shackled
By forgotten words and bonds
And the ink stains that have dried upon some line
That keeps you in the backroads by the rivers of my memory
That keeps you ever gentle on my mind.
It's not clinging to the rocks and ivy planted
On their columns now that binds me.
Or something that somebody said because they thought
We fit together walkin'.
It's just knowing that the world will not be cursing or
When I walk along some railroad track and find
That you're moving on the backroads by the rivers of my memory
And for hours you're just gentle on my mind.
Though the wheat fields and the clothes lines
And the junkyards and the highways come between us.
And some other woman crying to her mother
'Cause she turned and I was gone.
I still might run in silence, tears of joy might stain my face
And a summer sun might burn me till I'm blind.
But not to where I cannot see you walkin' on the backroads
By the rivers flowing gentle on my mind.
I dip my cup of soup, back from the gurgling cracklin' cauldron
In some train yard
My beard a roughning coal pile and a dirty hat
Pulled low across my face.
Through cupped hands 'round a tin can
I pretend I hold you to my breast and find
That you're waving from the backroads by the rivers of my
Photo Courtesy of Knox News Sent
Marshal Andy and Eddy Arnold
Visit U.T. Ballgame
Country Music's Legendary starEddy Arnold and his wife Sally, of Brentwood,
also were in Knoxville last weekend and visited their friends
Marshal Andy and Kathryn Smalls.
The foursome joined University of Tennessee athletic director
Doug Dickey and his wife Joanne, in their box at the
stadium for the UT-Bama football game. Eddy had
appeared the week before at Governor's Palace in
Sevierville. Now 80, he continues to make four major
appearances each year. Eddy and Andy's
friendship goes back 22 years, and Eddy makes
appearances on Marshal Andy's television show, "Riders
of the Silver Screen." They will appear
together on the mid December show airing on PBC. The foursome
were caught up in the apres-the game traffic as so many were,
but finally made it to the Smalls', where they enjoyed dessert
and coffee and
U.T.'s Victory! Courtesy
of Knoxville News Sentinel
I would like to thank John Rice Irwin for
making it possible for me to enjoy the weekend at the
Museum of Appalachia's Homecoming with all of our friends.
I would like to thank all of my friends
here for allowing me to add them to this web site.
Thank You! Melinda Sue Kerns, SouthDoc Photographer
(P.S. I will have more photographs as soon as they are
So, please come back soon!