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tah@cts.com Lyr Req: Leaving Louisiana in the Broad Daylight (7) Lyr Add: LEAVING LOUISIANA IN THE BROAD DAYLIGHT 06 Jan 97


LEAVING LOUISIANA IN THE BROAD DAYLIGHT
Words and music by Donivan Cowart & Rodney Crowell
As recorded by Emmylou Harris on “Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town” (1978)

Lord, Mary took to runnin’ with a travelin’ man,
Left her mama cryin’ with her head in her hands,
Such a sad case, so broken hearted.

She say: "Mama, gotta go, gotta get out o’ here,
Gotta get out o’ town, tired o’ hangin’ around,
Gotta roll on, between the ditches."

It’s just an ordinary story ‘bout the way things go,
Round and around, nobody knows,
But the highway goes on forever.
Oh, that old highway goes on forever.

Lord, she never would ’a’ done it if she hadn’t got drunk,
Hadn’t started runnin’ with a travelin’ man,
If she hadn’t started takin’ those crazy chances.

She said: “Daughter, let me tell you ‘bout the travelin’ kind.
Everywhere they go, such a very short time,
He’ll be long gone before you know it.
Oh, he’ll be long gone, before you know it.”

CHORUS: She say: “Never have I known it when it felt so good.
Never have I knew it when I knew I could.
Never have I done it when it looked so right,
Leavin’ Louisiana in the broad daylight.”

Well, it’s down in the swamp where anything goes,
It’s alligator bait and the bars don’t close.
It’s a real thing down in Louisiana.

Did you ever see a Cajun when he really got mad?
Really got trouble like a daughter gone bad?
It gets real hot, down in Louisiana.

So the stranger better move it or he’s gonna get killed,
Gonna have to get it or a shotgun will.
It ain’t no time for lengthy speeches.
No, it ain’t no time for lengthy speeches.

CHORUS TWICE

It’s just an ordinary story about the way things go:
Round and around, nobody knows,
But the highway goes on forever.
There ain’t no way to stop the water.


Enjoy!!

Terry


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