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Thread #169891   Message #4108348
Posted By: GUEST,henryp
31-May-21 - 02:37 PM
Thread Name: US Highways (fed and state) and songs about them
Subject: Lyr Add: PROMISED LAND (Chuck Berry)
Promised Land by Chuck Berry

I left my home in Norfolk Virginia
California on my mind
Straddled that greyhound, rode him past Raleigh
On across Caroline

Stopped in Charlotte and bypassed Rock Hill
And we never was a minute late
We was ninety miles out of Atlanta by sundown
Rollin' 'cross the Georgia state

We had motor trouble it turned into a struggle
Half way 'cross Alabam
And that 'hound broke down and left us all stranded
In downtown Birmingham