ADD: The Downtowner Motel (sung by Lee Murdock)
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Subject: The Downtowner Motel|
From: Cap't Bob
Date: 12 Aug 02 - 09:46 AM
I'm looking for the lyrics to the song "The Downtowner Motel". It's on the Lee Murdock album "Safe in the Harbor".
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Downtowner Motel|
Date: 12 Aug 02 - 09:57 AM
No luck with Google; I just found albums to order and playlists.
Subject: ADD: The Downtowner Motel (Kevin O'Donnell)|
Date: 06 Apr 21 - 04:42 PM
That is from a post on YouTube at
where you can hear Lee Murdock singing the song.
The Downtowner Motel
THE DOWNTOWNER MOTEL
Hauling all that he had,
In an old canvas bag,
And a duffle slung over his shoulder,
Heading up Sheldon Street,
The rain turns to sleet,
And each step seems one degree colder.
The neon sign blinks,
In reds, blues, and pinks,
The Downtowner Motel,
He takes room seventeen,
It's small, but it's clean,
And a room he will come to know well.
So he sits in his gloom,
Through the din and the drone,
He's never claimed stakes,
Subject: RE: ADD: The Downtowner Motel (Lee Murdock)|
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 Apr 21 - 05:12 PM
Gee, it sounds like the motel in downtown Detroit where my Grandpa used to work in the 1960s, when he was my age. Part of the job was getting held up every few months, about three times a year. He got used to it. He just handed over the money like they told him, and he never got hurt.