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Thread #169891   Message #4137815
Posted By: Jim Dixon
25-Feb-22 - 11:28 AM
Thread Name: US Highways (fed and state) and songs about them
Subject: Lyr Add: HIGHWAY 99 (Lowel Fulson)
My transcription from the recording at the Internet Archive:

As recorded by Lowel Fulson and Trio, Down Beat 116-A (1948).

Now, there was no fare; I’m broke an’ ain’t got a dime. (2x)
My time is up in California; gonna hit Highway Ninety-Nine.

When I had plenty money, friends all around my do’.
When I had plenty money, nothin’ but friends all ‘round my do’.
Now all my money’s gone; I ain’t got no friend no mo’.

I’m gonna hit that ol’ highway, and try to catch myself a ride. (2x)
Because that’s a long old lonesome road and a man is bound to get very tired.

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U.S. Route 99 runs from the Canadian border in Blaine, Washington to the Mexican border in Calexico, California.