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The story of a white man who falls in love with a black woman in the historic all-black town of Boley, OK back in the 1920s.

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Bury Me
By A. Ashley

It was right around midnight, we came rollin' into town
Right round Boley, Oklahoma where they tried to take me down
They're gonna bury me underneath the cold, cold ground
They're gonna bury me underneath the cold, cold ground

Fell in love with the preacher's daughter; little woman named Maybelline
She said "please don't tell my father, meanest devil you've ever seen"
He preach fire and brimstone, he preach the end of the world
And he said "Ain't no white man take away my baby girl"

Son, I'ma bury you underneath the cold, cold ground
I'ma bury you underneath the cold, cold ground

It was down by the river, we got to foolin' around
And with a first full of trouble her daddy tried to take me down
They're gonna bury me underneath the cold, cold ground
They're gonna bury me underneath the cold, cold ground

It was right around midnight, we came rollin' into town
Right round Boley, Oklahoma where they tried to take me down

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from Love Sound Sessions - All​-​acoustic EP, released July 4, 2016

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Alex Ashley Bellingham, Washington

A rare, triple-threat singer, songwriter and instrumentalist, Alex Ashley creates an electrifying amalgam of insightful lyrics, profound storytelling, sultry, smoky vocals and razor-sharp guitar playing that brings his songs to life with nostalgic effervescence. ... more

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