When the fog rolls into Knoxville
And the river's on the rise
Don't go near the Knoxville boy
There's murder in his eyes.

Daughter listen to me
What I say is true
Don'tcha go near the Knoxville boy
He'll be the death of you
Abandoned by his mother
By the river late one night
Took in by a rich man
Who vowed to raise him right

When the fog rolls into Knoxville
And the river's on the rise
Don't go near the Knoxville boy
There's murder in his eyes.

Now you'll do well to heed me
Don't fall into his arms
Don't you love the Knoxville boy
If you would be unharmed
He got anything he wanted
The girls did what he said
When the river rises
Another floats up dead

When the fog rolls into Knoxville
And the river's on the rise
Don't go near the Knoxville boy
There's murder in his eyes.

When the moon is high the Knoxville boy
Goes prowling out to kill
We don't know why so many die
To give that boy a thrill
A handsome lad with a wealthy dad
And eyes of bluebird blue
He's killed before, he'll kill some more
And the next one could be you

When the fog rolls into Knoxville
And the river's on the rise
Don't go near the Knoxville boy
There's murder in his eyes.

Well many say they've seen him
His hands all red with blood
But he gets off his daddy's rich
And his grandpa is the udge
Townfolk up and lynched him
But til this very day
Although they hung the Knoxville boy
He won't stay in his grave

When the fog rolls into Knoxville
And the river's on the rise
Don't go near the Knoxville boy
There's murder in his eyes.

Another floats up dead
There's murder in his eyes
He won't stay in his grave
Beware the Knoxville boy


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