Gone But Not Forgotten
words & music: Lynn Woolever
Lynn Woolever Music (BMI)


The stories I could tell
Of the nights of raising hell
The sweet magnolia smells
And the parties at the plantation hotel
Where you stole my heart like a thief in the night
The you climbed out the window
In the early morning light

Now when the willows weep
I walk in my sleep
I go down by the bayou
Where it's cold and deep

You're gone but not forgotten
Forever gone
Sweet dixieland of cotton
Farewell, my southern belle
You're gone but not forgotten
Forever gone but not forgotten

Remember the river and rain
We played parlor games
My heart became a rebel
Going down in flames
I see you in the shadows
Everywhere I go
You keep coming back to haunt me
Mean and slow

I was a fool for loving blind
Do I ever think about you?
Do I ever?
All the time

You're gone but not forgotten
Forever gone
Sweet dixieland of cotton
Farewell, my southern belle
You're gone but not forgotten
Forever gone but not forgotten

I was good enough for you then
Til you put on airs
I know you let me catch you
When I chased you up the stairs
I'm not good enough for you now
Since you moved Northeast
Now the song of the south
Is blue and bittersweet
Cause you're gone....

Now when the willows weep
I walk in my sleep
I go down by the bayou
Where it's cold and deep

You're gone but not forgotten
Forever gone
Sweet dixieland of cotton
Farewell, my southern belle
You're gone but not forgotten
You're gone but not forgotten
Forever gone....