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Thread #169891   Message #4137730
Posted By: Jim Dixon
24-Feb-22 - 06:55 PM
Thread Name: US Highways (fed and state) and songs about them
Subject: Lyr Add: HIGHWAY 61 BLUES (Gatemouth Moore)
My transcription from the recording at the Internet Archive. This one was clearer than the last 2 I posted:

As recorded by Gatemouth Moore and the Monty Morrison Trio on King 4178-B (1947)

Highway 61 is the longest highway that I know. (2x)
Runs past my gal’s house to the Gulf of Mexico.

Yes, I love you, baby, better than I do myself. (2x)
Yes, when I leave this city, it’s where I go an’ take nobody else.

When you see me passin’, hang your head an’ cry.
When you see me leavin’, baby, please wave bye an’ bye.
Lord knows you a beautiful woman, but still you gotta cry.

Yes, baby, bye you bye.
Baby, bye you bye.
Baby, baby, baby, bye you bye.
When you see me leavin’, hang your head and cry.

I’m goin' way back home.
Goin’ way back home.
Goin’ way back home.
Goin’ way back home.
Highway 61 is the place where I must go.