Stories Never Told
Stories Never Told By Mary Beth Cross ©2012


1. In the Gold Rush days of Ketchikan

Where the salmon jump the creek
Fishnet stockings torn, heels and skirts
At Dolly’s house those ladies aim to please

2. He came down from a Klondike mine
Dressed head to toe in dust and grime
Hungry, thirsty, chilled like stone
He knows he’ll spend all that he brought home

Chorus:

Two bucks for warmth and comfort
(Whiskey costs a little more)
They serve as long as he has gold
And listen to his stories, (never told)

3. His stash of gold ran short one night
Walkin’ home he vowed to make things right
But he met with a bullet to his head
On the dirt trail through the woods
The next day found him dead

Chorus:

2 bucks for warmth and comfort
Whiskey costs a little more
They serve as long as he has gold

And listen to his stories never told (those stories never told)

Bridge:
The die is cast, dreams set aside
She reads the look in his eyes
History books show no names
They die alone, no one to blame