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Thread #169891   Message #4108269
Posted By: cnd
31-May-21 - 01:42 AM
Thread Name: US Highways (fed and state) and songs about them
Subject: Lyr Add: HIGHWAY 40 BLUES (Ricky Skaggs)
Ricky Skaggs: Highway 40 Blues (listen)
(Larry Cordle)

Well, these Highway 40 blues
I've walked holes in both my shoes
Counted the days since I've been gone
And I'd love to see the lights of home
Wasted time and money too
Squandered youth in search of truth
But in the end I had to lose
Lord above, I've paid my dues
Got the Highway 40 blues

The highway called when I was young
Told me lies of things to come
Fame and fortune lies ahead
That's what the billboard lights had said
Shattered dreams -- my mind is numb
My money's gone, stick out my thumb
My eyes are filled with bitter tears
Lord, I ain't been home in years
Got the Highway 40 blues

You know I've rambled all around
Like a rolling stone from town to town
I met pretty girls, I have to say
But none of them could make me stay
I've played the music halls and bars
Had fancy clothes and big fine cars
Things a country boy can't use
Dixieland, I sure miss you
Got the Highway 40 blues