Ichabot Crane Song Lyrics and Chords

Jim Reeves - Ichabod Crane

 

Ichabot Crane Song Lyrics and Chords by Jim Reeves

 

Ichabot Crane
Written and recorded by Jim Reeves
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I’ll tell you a story of a love and his flame
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You’ve read about him he’s Ichabot  
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Crane
He went a courting one night on his horse
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And Sleepy Hollow they both had to  
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cross
While riding and thinking bout the girl he would wed
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It was there that old Ichabot lost his  
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head
Across Sleepy Hollow a horseman did follow
 
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follow and follow poor  
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Ichabot 
 
 
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Crane
Don’t want to end up like Ichabot Crane
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Who lost his head and went up in the  
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flame
Sleepy Hollow I’m gonna evade
 
That  
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was the mistake that poor Ichabot  
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made
I’m a losing my head and I’m starting to burn
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Ain’t any too smart but I’m willing to  
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learn
You can’t talk me into a-staying out late
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That was poor Ichabot’s biggest  
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mistake
Across Sleepy Hollow a horseman did follow
 
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follow and follow poor  
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Ichabot 
 
 
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Crane
In the legend of Sleepy Hollow tis said
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The horseman had a pumpkin for a  
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head
My head may be soft and I may not be bright
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Just one more little kiss and that’s all for  
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tonight
I’m afraid that your kisses will drive me insane
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And I’ll end up like Ichabot  
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Crane
I’m a heading right home and I’m jumping in bed
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That’s the best way I know to hang on to my  
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head
Across Sleepy Hollow your memory will follow
 
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follow and follow this  
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Ichabot 
 
 
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Crane

 

FAQ

 

Who sang the the song Ichabot Crane?
– The song Ichabot Crane was sang by Jim Reeves.

 

Who is Jim Reeves?
– James Travis Reeves (August 20, 1923 – July 31, 1964) was an American country and popular music singer-songwriter. With records charting from the 1950s to the 1980s, he became well known as a practitioner of the Nashville sound. Known as “Gentleman Jim”, his songs continued to chart for years after his death. Reeves died in the crash of his private airplane. He is a member of both the Country Music and Texas Country Music Halls of Fame.

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