Preacher Hayes

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Preacher Hayes

In a southern town was a preacher man.
Known by the name of Hayes
The judge on high went and sealed his fate
Heard he had a lover.
Found her with her husband
Murdered by the preacher Hayes.
Her husband Gary was a gambling man
Never put much stock in faith.
till he got suspicious of someone with his mrs.
So he started stalking her.
down to the church
where he caught her with the preacher Hayes.

Their love burned like wildfire.
They made plans to leave that night.
Gary ran back home and sharpened up his knife.
In his eyes the flames grew higher and higher.

And he said 'Goddamn that preacher man.
Gonna put him in his grave.
Ain't no prayer gonna keep him safe.
Hey I'm gonna cut ya.
Your days are numbered.
I'm coming for ya preacher Hayes.

Preacher packed his wagon and they headed to the edge of town.
With no idea he was waiting there to bring that wagon down.
Gary creeped up from behind to greet her with his blade.
Cut her down and headed on straight for preacher Hayes.

Hayes was not the fighting kind but a rage grew in his eyes.
He tore the blade from gary's hand ending one more life.
Sheriff rode up to the scene saw Hayes in all that blood.
Only thing that Hayes could say was "God, what have I done?"

The day is drawn preacher Hayes is hung.
Guilty of a lover's fate.
Lord knows he don't deserve it.
He was only here to worship, well
Gary was a beatin' her.
Sure she was a cheatin
But that's never cause for making her bleed
And they blamed it all on Hayes.

Gary was a deadbeat.
Devil loves his company.
Have mercy on the preacher Hayes.

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from Kellerville, released January 31, 2013
Matt Rasch

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Kellerville Cross Village, Michigan

Kellerville is both real and imagined. In Cross Village there is a tiny part of town where Lee Dyer and Holly Keller both grew up playing music. After many years of separate creation they formed an original acoustic duo to bring them back to the town that wrought them. With songs of storytelling and personal experience, let them paint you a picture of home with a song. Welcome to Kellerville. ... more

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