Lookout Ruby.

"Lookout Ruby" from the Creekwood Crow CD written & performed by the Pea Pickin' Hearts, © 2014.


words & music by: Rachel Gibson & Jon Ives, © 2014
acoustic guitar: Epiphone EJ-200CE Super Jumbo played by Jon Ives
produced by: Jon Ives
recorded at: jives mobile studio (Boone, NC)

The story: Lookout Ruby reveal how Ruby Falls received its name through the love story of Leo & Ruby.

LYRICS:

Upon the banks of the wide river
A proud red bird guarded through winter
Over the cave of Leo & Ruby
Only in time revealed truly

Lookout Mountain, hear the cardinal cry.
Head for the hills. Hear the red bird sigh.
Lookout Mountain. He’s comin’ now darling.
Lookout, Lookout, Ruby’s fallin’ again.

The railroad left. It’s fate all but sealed.
Leo just knew someday he’d re-build
An elevator down into that cave
The Falls he’d name for his Ruby’s sake

Lookout Mountain, hear the cardinal cry.
Head for the hills. Hear the red bird sigh.
Lookout Mountain. He’s comin’ now darling.
Lookout, Lookout, Ruby’s fallin’ again.

80 years and some, still a site to see
Tennessee treasure, Leo’s own Ruby
Lookout for Ruby Falls
The red bird reminds only love recalls

Lookout Mountain, hear the cardinal cry.
Head for the hills. Hear the red bird sigh.
Lookout Mountain. He’s comin’ now darling.
Lookout, Lookout, Ruby’s fallin’ again.

Lookout Mountain, hear the cardinal cry.
Head for the hills. Hear the red bird sigh.
Lookout Mountain. He’s comin’ now darling.
Lookout, Lookout, Ruby’s fallin’ again.

Lookout, Lookout
Ruby’s fallin’ again