Jake Berry
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Plays:

43

Song Description

A Historical Marker identifies Tom Clark's final resting place where "Every one that comes into town grinds Tom under his Wheels".

Story Behind the Song

This song is a result of many hours of research by Jake Berry regarding the story of Mountain Tom Clark.

Lyrics

TOM CLARK Jake Berry & Phillip Barry Powell

Midnight on the Wilson farm, a sound horse is pounding the ridge
Looking for gold, Tom Clark and his Gang drug a Sick Man from his bed
They branded him with a red-hot iron and shot him in the chest
Ole Tom Clark

Tom Beat a man once, and rubbed salt in his wounds, and shot him when he screamed
He dragged a woman behind his horse until she nearly bled to death at his feet
He held this valley in desperate fear from Shoals Creek to Tennessee
Ole Tom Clark

Henry Doyle was a Texas Ranger, he chased Tom through the Cypress Creek Hills
He emptied his pistil missing the mark screamed Clark you're a hard one to kill
Then Tom turned in his saddle and took clear aim, and hit Doyle between the eyes
Ole Tom Clark

What can make a man turn so evil, Turn his heart as cold as the grave
How can lust for gold, Crawl down inside and take hold
That he would kill anything that stood in his way
Ole Tom Clark

The Marshall caught up with Tom's gang in a house in the woods and placed them under arrest
He caught Tom latter trying to get away, disguised in a Bonnet and Dress
He brought them into town, where a mob stormed the jail Crying out for the death of
Ole Tom Clark

Before he hung, Tom Confessed his regret, that he had taken the life of a child
He said, It smiled at me as I put the blade in and its driven me out of my mind
The horses jumped, Tom Clark hung, with two thieves at his side
Ole Tom Clark

What can make a man turn so evil, Turn his heart as cold as the grave
How could lust for gold, crawled down inside and take hold
That he would kill anything that stood in his way
Ole Tom Clark

The rumor around town was that Tom had sworn, No Man Runs Over me
So they cut him down from his hanging tree and buried Him under the street
Now every man that comes into town grinds Tom under his wheels
Ole Tom Clark
Mountain Tom Clark

Song Length
4:04
Genres
Country - Traditional, Country - Cowboy
Tempo / Feel
Medium Fast (131 - 150)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Restless, Brutal


Language
English

Lyric Credits Jake Berry & Phillip Barry Powell
Music Credits Phillip Barry Powell & Jake Berry
Producer Credits Phillip Barry Powell
Publisher Credits Jake Berry
Performance Credits Phillip Barry Powell