RODNEY CROWELL lyrics - Her Hair Was Red

"Her Hair Was Red"
(Amy Allison)
feat. Emmylou Harris

I walked across the bridge to the island
And sat down in the grass by the old homestead
I listened to the song of the cicadas
And thought about the one whose hair was red

This is where she gave birth to my father,
Back when she was just a newly wed
You wouldn't know it looking at this picture
But her eyes were blue and her hair was red

You wouldn't know she travelled far and wide
You wouldn't know she lived her on her own
There is so much you'll never know about her
So much left to say that's left unsaid

But i have got this picture in my memory
And her eyes were blue and her hair was red
Yes her eyes were baby blue,
And her hair was red...