From the album Old Freight

Lyrics

Just back a few years ago
as I was passing through Roanoke
met a green eyed gal named Angeline
we had a few good weeks
but soon after that I had to leave
I told her I'd be back sometime

I'm tired and my feet are sore
my coat’s ripped up my back
and my shoes are worn
I’ve traveled this country wide
I’m ready to start a life
back in Virginia with Angeline
in a cabin home in the pines

chorus:
where the sun rises
where the Roanoke flows
where there's frost on the windows
where the wood stove glows
and she'll give me that look
and she'll give me that smile
I been gone to long
my Roanoke Angeline

I was young and the world was new
I was only traveling through
I told her I was just call
I washed her away with beer and wine
I worked on a crane in a copper mine
but I'm heading on back there after all

chorus:
where the sun rises
where the Roanoke flows
where there's frost on the windows
where the wood stove glows
and she'll give me that look
and she'll give me that smile
I been gone to long
my Roanoke Angeline

this world it don’t stand still
it don’t wait while you get your fill
should've known she’d be long gone
on this cold frosty morn
I feel beaten I feel worn
I figure I'll stay here alone

chorus:
where the sun rises
where the Roanoke flows
where there's frost on the windows
where the wood stove glows
and I think of that look
and I think of that smile
I’ve been gone too long
My Roanoke Angeline