Francis Marion & Martha Henley Poteet

A Great Love Story...The Love That Never Ends

   Enjoy their song, the ballad of Francis and Martha

 

FROM THE HILLS OF CAROLINA,

ALL THE WAY TO BULL RUN.

FRANCIS FOUGHT SOME BLOODY BATTLES,

FAR AWAY FROM LOVED ONES.

HE THOUGHT SOON IT WOULD BE OVER.

BUT THE YEARS TURNED INTO FOUR.

AND THE WAR THEY CALLED CIVIL,

WASN'T CIVIL ANYMORE.

HE TOLD IN HIS LETTERS,

HOW HE HATED THIS GREAT SIN.

THE DEATH OF A COUNTRY,

THROUGH THE KILLING OF IT'S MEN.

AND HE WORRIED FOR HIS MARTHA,

HOLDING DOWN THE FAMILY FARM.

AS HE PRAYED FOR HIS RETURN

TO HER LOVING ARMS.

OH, THEY WERE A GREAT LOVE STORY,

MAYBE THE BEST

SINCE TIME BEGAN.

TILL DEATH WE DO PART,

OH, IT CAME FROM THEIR HEART.

A GREAT LOVE STORY,

IS ONE THAT NEVER ENDS.

 

 

 

THAT DAY AT APPOMATTOX,

THEIR DREAMS CAME FINALLY TRUE.

AND THEY VOWED TO EACH OTHER,

"NEVER WILL I PART FROM YOU."

FACING ALL LIFE'S STORMS TOGETHER,

WORKING, LOVING,

HOLDING HANDS.

FOREVER INTERTWINED

WITH THOSE GOLDEN BANDS.

THROUGH ALL THE YEARS

THEY HELD A LOVE

THAT KINDLED PASSION'S FLAME,

TILL THE MORNING

AN ANGEL CAME

TO CALL THE HUSBAND'S NAME.

MARTHA TOLD THE FAMILY,

GO AWAY AND LET ME BE.

IF OUR FORTUNE'S WERE REVERSED

YOU KNOW HE'D BE WITH ME.

SHE LAYED DOWN

BESIDE THE MAN

TO WHOM HER LIFE WAS TIED,

GENTLEY SMILED, CLOSED HER EYES,

JOINED HER LOVE IN PARADISE.

OH, THEY WERE A

GREAT LOVE STORY.

MAYBE THE BEST

SINCE TIME BEGAN.

TILL DEATH WE DO PART,

OH, IT CAME FROM THEIR HEARTS.

A GREAT LOVE STORY

IS ONE THAT NEVER ENDS.

 

TILL DEATH WE DO PART

OH, IT CAME FROM THEIR HEARTS.

THEIR LOVE STORY

IS ONE THAT NEVER ENDS.

 

 

 

 

 

[Words and music by Claude Hall 4th great grandson of Francis and Martha Poteet]

 

 


Betty Green
CarolinaKin.com