Alison Krauss – Jacobs Dream tab

Song: Jacob’s Dream
Artist: Alison Krauss

Capo 2

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In the spring of 1856 with the snow still on the ground
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Two little boys were lost in the mountains above the town
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The father went out hunting the boys had stayed behind
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While mother tended to her chores they wandered from her side

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The two had gone to follow him and lost their way instead
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By dusk the boys had not been found and fear had turned to dread
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200 men had gathered there to comb the mountain side
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The fires were built on the highest peak in hopes they'd see the light

Chorus 1
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Oh mommy and daddy why can't you hear our cries
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The day is almost over, soon it will be night
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We're so cold and hungry and our feet are tired and sore
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We promise not to stray again from our cabin door

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Now Jacob Diverd woke one night from a strange and eerie dream
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He saw a path between two hills near a dark and swollen stream
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He told his wife he saw the boys huddled close beside a log
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For two more nights the dream returned this vision sent from God

Chorus 1
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A thousand men had searched in vain the west side of pop's creek
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But Jacob's wife knew of this place and said to travel east
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With a guide to take him there, Jacob came upon the scene
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And found the boys cold and still beneath the old birch tree

Chorus 2
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Oh mommy and daddy, look past the tears you cry
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We're both up in Heaven now, God is by our side
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As you lay us down to rest in the presence of the Lord
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Know that we will meet you here at Heaven's door
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