The Shifting Whispering Sands Part 2

Lyrics Shared By: Jennifer

Carter Sisters and Statler Brothers:
Listen to the age-old story of the shifting, whispering sands
Johnny Cash:
Yes, they always whispered to me
Of the days of long ago
When the settlers and the miner
Fought the crafty Navajo
How the cattle roamed the valley
Happy people worked the land
Now everything is covered
By the shifting, whispering sands
CS and SB: The miner left his cupboard
Went to work the claim that day
Johnny: And the burros broke their halters
When they thought he’d gone to stay
How they found that ancient miner
Lying dead upon the sands
And for months they could but wonder
Did he die by human hands
So they dug his grave and laid him
On his back and crossed his hands
And his secret still is covered
By the shifting whispering sands
CS and SB: And his secret still is living by the shifting whispering sands
Johnny:
This is what they always whispered to me
Out on the quiet desert air
Of the people and the cattle
And that miner laying there
So if you want to learn the secret
Wander through this quiet land
And I’m sure you’ll hear the story
Of the shifting, whispering sands
CS and SB: And I’m sure you’ll hear the story of the shifting, whispering sands

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