Carolina Star

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Back in the hills oh slow rollin’ hills
Where North Carolina comes close to the stars
There’s livin’ a lady who’s shinin’ so high
They call her the “Carolina Star’

She works at the factory from Monday through Friday
She’s raisin’ three daughters alone
Their daddy’s away, he’s chasing a dream
They’re waitin’ for the day that he comes home

   Oh, Carolina
   Even stars get lonesome now and then
   Oh, Carolina
   Don’t you worry, he’ll be comin’ home again

He’s playin’ his songs in Nashville
He’s pickin’ for tips in a bar
He’s broke and all alone, but he ain’t ready to come home
He’s gonna be a country singin’ star

Sometimes she wakes up just thinking of him
She remembers him beside her in the night
While out across those hills that old moon is settled in
And those Carolina stars are shining bright

Yes he loves you and he’s comin’ home again.