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Under The Rushes

(Donna Beasley)
Home Canned Beats (SESAC)

Just a boy she met at the social when the summer air turned cool

He sat right down beside her the next morning in Sunday School

During Wednesday night prayer meeting they decided to sneak away

In the weepin' and a' wailin' and the singin' and the savin' no one noticed they didn't stay

 

Under the rushes behind the bushes

On the ground

Under the rushes in the tall, tall grasses

Love lay down

 

Winter brought a change in her body she hoped that no one saw

Loose fitting dresses hid all the guesses ‘bout a real bad judgment call

She heard tell of that boy running all around town he never came back to church one time

Spring buds bloomed, faded and withered, in the hot sun of July

 

Under the rushes behind the bushes

On the ground

Under the rushes in the tall, tall grasses

Love lay down

 

She went to the banks alone

And brought forth a baby son

She said, "I'll call him Moses and leave him here floating"

For when his deliverance comes

 

Under the rushes behind the bushes

On the ground

Under the rushes in the tall, tall grasses

Love lay down