St. Elmo home

from by Bob Wiegers

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A little song about Chattanooga, my old home town. Listening to Norman Blake's happy homey song called Seaboard Airline Rag inspired me to write about my home. By the way, the “Lookout Town” reference is what the Cherokee called it when they first settled the area.


I live in the shadow of the mountain
1/2 a mile from the Georgia line
in a little neighborhood
treats me so good
founded eighteen-eighty-five

come spring the trees are in full bloom
cherry and pear so fine
when the wind blows
it looks like snow
with the flowers that fill the sky

call it Lookout Town
call it St. Elmo
call it Chattanooga
I dont mind
whatever you call this little old place
I’ll call it home sweet home of mine

we got ourselves a little history
got an incline railroad too
an amazing mile
will bring a smile
beautiful smokey mount view

got all kinds of folks round here
all colors both old and young
try to get along
‘cuz we all belong
every nation tribe and tounge


from Context, released April 1, 2008


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