Del “Abe” Jones
There’s a skyline in Tennessee
That is lighted by new stars
Some of the brightest came to life
In dingy, smoke filled bars.
To this place called, “Music City”
They came and paid their dues
Hoping to read, “A star is born.”
And see their name in the news.
There are some, came like a comet
And burnt up in the flame
Flashed before they turned to dust
Lost, never to shine again.
Some became household words
A part of our history
Left their mark across that skyline
Of Nashville, Tennessee.
Part of our Country’s heritage
Was written ‘neath these skies
Some of those songs made us happy
Some brought tears to our eyes.
The skyline here will always glow
As each new star is born
Some of them will shine forever
Some will be gone, by morn.
In the infinity of space
You won’t find more stars to shine
Than those sparkling there above
That Nashville city skyline.
©Copyright April 2005 by Del “Abe” Jones