Monday, October 08, 2007

Gone A-Traveling

Locomotive wailing at the edge of sleep
Someone gone a-traveling 'fore the day was light
Tramp steamer sailing 'cross the hungry deep
Someone gone a-traveling from the dawn til night.

Someone gone a-traveling, Lord, someone gone a-traveling
Someone gone a-traveling, Lord, the long way home.

Home town troubles told him boy, you can't stay
Someone gone a-traveling for to look for a start
Truck stop neon gonna show him the way
Someone gone a-traveling for to break his heart.

Someone gone a-traveling, Lord, someone gone a-traveling
Someone gone a-traveling, Lord, the long way home.

Dust on the highway and rain on the tracks
Someone gone a-traveling, gone forever to roam
Home town knows that he ain't coming back
Someone gone a-traveling, Lord, the long way home.

Someone gone a-traveling, Lord, someone gone a-traveling
Someone gone a-traveling, Lord, the long way home.

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1 comment:

irving said...

A really fine blues songs, haunting in a way not sung anymore, like a song of the 1930's, Woody Guthrie style. Great work :)

Ya Haqq!