The Road To Kaintuck

Lyrics Shared By: Jennifer

June Carter:
We’re going west to Kaintuck
Down the road through Moccasin Gap
Down the Wilderness Road
The Dug Road the old Reedy Creek Road
The Road down Troublesome Road through Moccasin Gap

Johnny Cash:
There was a time when going way out west meant going out to Kaintuck
The dark and bloody ground as the Indians called it
Indian wars were raging and men like Daniel Boone and Michael Stoner
Came down the Wilderness Road like countless families did
Through a place in southwestern Virginia called Big Moccasin Gap

Johnny:
Well, it’s a hot day in ‘73
And this is my wife and kids with me
Daniel Boone lost his boy the other day
Young Jim Boone’s dead not 20 miles away
The wagons turned and went back home
Even Daniel couldn’t make it alone
Well, I guess maybe Daniel could
But he stopped awhile in Castlewood

June and backup:
Well, if you love your wife and love your baby, man
You better turn those wagons back as soon as you can
Every Injun in them hills has gone berserk
And you’re never going to make it to Kaintuck

Johnny Cash: Oh, I bet I’m going to make it to Kaintuck

June: We’re going west to Kaintuck
Down the road through Moccasin Gap
June and backup: Down the wilderness road
The Dug Road the old Reedy Creek Road
The Road down Troublesome Road through Moccasin Gap
June and backup: The Dug Road the old Reedy Creek Road
The Road down Troublesome Road through Moccasin Gap

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