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The Caroll County Accident

This song is by Porter Wagoner.

Caroll county's pointed out as kind of square,
Biggest thing that ever happens is the county fair.
I guess that's why we thought it was such a big event,
What we all call the Caroll County Accident.

The wreck was on the highway, just a mile inside the line,
Walter Browning lost his life, and for a time,
It seemed that Mary Ellen Jones would surly die,
But she lived long enough for her to testify.

Mary Ellen testified he flagged her down,
Said he was sick and could she drive him into town.
No one even doubted what she said was true,
'Cause she was well respected in the county too.

Well, I went down to see the wreck like all the rest,
The bloody seats, the broken glass, the crumpled mess.

But I found something no one else had even seen,
Behind the dash in Marys crumpled up machine.

In a tiny match box encircled by a rubber band,
Was the golden wedding ring from Walter Browning's hand.
It took a while to figure out just what it all meant,
The truth about the Caroll County Accident.

By dark of night I'd drop the ring into a well,
I took a secret oath, I swore I never tell,
The truth about the Caroll County Accident,
Cause the town gave dad a marble monument.

I lost him in the Caroll County Accident:::

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