Stain On The Wood
Music and Lyrics by Cynthia Chitko ©2013
 
(1st Verse) 
Mattie dear Mattie
Where are you now-
Well you’re up by the hillside
Deep in the ground
I carried your picture
For as long as I could-
My memory has faded
Like the stain on the wood
 
(Chorus)
When they carried you away-
When they carried you to your grave
When they carried you away-
Well they carried me too on that day
 
(2nd Verse)
I sit by the window
And I look out that way-
Tryin’ to remember
What happened to you on that day
You were crying and calling out
Somebody’s name
If I’d known who it was
I’d have someone to blame
 
(Repeat Chorus)
 
(Instrumental Verse)
 
(Repeat Chorus)
 
(Repeat 1st Verse)
 
(Coda)
My memory has faded
Like the stain on the wood
Like the stain on the wood
I sit by the window and I look out that way
 
Cynthia Chitko - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Peter Phippen - Fender Bass
Randy Sabien - Mandolin