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Jim Dixon 08 Mar 18 - 02:11 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: DETROIT OR BUFFALO (Barbara Keith)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 08 Mar 18 - 02:11 PM

Written by Barbara Keith
As recorded by Barbara Keith on "Barbara Keith" (2005)

1. People expect you to fall,
Hit that same old wall.
Really they don't want to help at all.
They talk behind your back today,
Shake their heads and say:
"Well, I always knew that the boy would come to no good anyway."

CHORUS: Better pack up and go,
Detroit or Buffalo.
Anybody want to know where, you don't know;
You don't know.
God knows everybody got to go sometime,
And I'm taking this train to the end of the line,
Missing every mile that friend of mine.

2. I haven't been too well myself:
A lot of time on the shelf,
Saying that I don't need help when I do;
But I'm gonna be just fine:
A lot of friends, a little wine;
Still, I wish I could see you again sometime. CHORUS: But I better....

3. Hard to open up the door
Like you done so many times before.
Sometimes you think you just can't do it anymore,
Take a chance and take a train,
Out into the pouring rain,
And all you got's a suitcase full of pain. CHORUS: But you better....

The same recording also appears on 2 various-artists compilations: "Ladies of Folk" (2017) and "Oldies – Folk" (2017)

Also recorded by:
Melanie on "Arabesque" (1982) and "Freedom Knows My Name" (1993)
Neal Casal on "Fade Away Diamond Time" (1995)
The Stone Coyotes on "Born to Howl" (2001) and "Live at the Iron Horse" (2015)
Amanda Shires on "Carrying Lightning" (2011)
Dennis Schütze on "Urban Chic & Country Cool" (2017)
Max Jury on "Detroit or Buffalo (Under the Covers)" (2017)

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