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Thread #24205   Message #3905777
Posted By: Jim Dixon
14-Feb-18 - 06:17 PM
Thread Name: Wanted: Songs for alcoholics!
Subject: Lyr Add: SHE BURNT THE LITTLE ROADSIDE TAVERN DOWN
SHE BURNT* THE LITTLE ROADSIDE TAVERN DOWN
Words & music by Bill Howard.
As recorded by Jimmy Dean, 1968.

CHORUS: Oh, she burned the little roadside tavern down,
The only one for miles and miles around.
I saw many hours of pleasure tumble down
When she burned the little roadside tavern down.

It was my home away from home.
Now those many night of gettin' stoned are gone.
This is what she had to say:
"Man, you'd better stay away,
Or I'll burn that little tavern down someday." CHORUS

It was there I had my freedom all night long,
But she'd fuss an' say that I had done her wrong.
She said: "Man, you'll never learn.
Just step back and watch 'er burn,"
And now that little roadside tavern's gone. CHORUS

I saw many hours of pleasure tumble down, down, down,
When she burned the little roadside tavern down.

[Also recorded byPorter Wagoner, and others.]
[*Or "burned" according to some recordings.]