Recorded by: Hank Snow Writer: Tony Austin C The Warden made a comment D That the Governor sure does write a pretty hand G As he handed me the paper C That has given me my freedom , once a-gain The Governor said I'm sorry D That new evidence came seven years too late G Go home and start your life again C Revenge will only fill your heart with hate. As the train pulls into the station I can see Peggy waiting there for me But I can tell there's something wrong She's not the happy girl she used to be Peggy hasn't said much As she drives along the road back to our farm And she ignored the question When I asked her where she got this pretty car. As she pulled into the driveway I can see she's planted flowers all around I'm surprised to see good paint I thought the place would surely be run down I said Peggy you've done wonders And I wonder how you've done it on your own She said I had to hire a hand I never could have run this farm alone. CHANGE TO D : D Then Peggy started cryin' and she said E There's something that you have to see A There's a little boy inside D And you should know that he is only three We went inside and Peggy said E I'm sorry but there's nothing I can do A But if you'll let us stay here D I'll try my best to make it up to you. The little boy looked frightened At the thin man who has come in from the cold He hides behind his mother's skirt As she bends down to wipe his little nose I said Peggy, I still love you And I'll do my best to try to understand For God has pardoned both of us And don't the Governor write a pretty hand? TAG: A Then Peggy dried her tears when I said D Don't the Governor write a pretty hand?