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Thread #18046   Message #2160525
Posted By: Jim Dixon
30-Sep-07 - 02:35 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Rollin' and Ramblin' (about Hank Williams
Subject: Lyr Add: ROLLIN' AND RAMBLIN' (about Hank Williams
Lyrics are at several places on the 'net, mainly because Emmylou Harris recorded it.

Robin Williams/Linda Williams/Jerome Clark

Folks in Nashville slammed the door,
Said, "We don't want you anymore.
Find your own way down the road.
Pack your fiddle and your guitar.
Take a train or take a car.
Find someone else to keep you from the cold."

CHORUS: Rollin' and ramblin',
Women loved him half to death.
He sang with whiskey on his breath.
His heart broke like a child's.
Rollin' and ramblin',
The sun has set out on the trail.
The hobos drifted up the rail.
He's taken his last ride.

Oh, he always sang the blues
Like it was all he ever knew.
He didn't sing at all that night.
He was pale and as he dozed.
He didn't know his time had closed,
Slumped in the back seat to the right. CHORUS

So they send him on night train south,
Through the cities and the rural routes,
Just one more place to go.
Ah, the whistle sang the bluest note
Like it came from his own throat,
Moanin' sad and cryin' low. CHORUS