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Lyr Req: No Roots in Ramblin' (Jerry Jeff Walker)

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Subject: Lyrics No Roots in Ramblin
From: Peter Fisher
Date: 23 Feb 99 - 11:47 AM

I'd like the lyrics to "No Roots in Ramblin'" as sung (and written?) by JJ Walker.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics No Roots in Ramblin
From: Carol
Date: 25 Feb 99 - 01:06 AM

Could this be it? If so I may have a book with all the words.


DUST ON MY BOOTS
By Jerry Jeff Walker

I started traveling
My mind to unravel
A footloose tramp I thought I'd play
But the knot's unwound now
Guess I'm on my way gal
Can’t kick the dust off my boots

Ain’t no use in lying
Girl there'll be no crying
I tell you true how I feel
xxxxxxx
xxxxx
When I say rambling's all that's real
And I say rambling's all that's real


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Subject: RE: Lyrics No Roots in Ramblin
From: Peter Fisher
Date: 26 Feb 99 - 09:26 AM

Nope that's not it. It starts out "Thinking lonely thoughts about tomorrow/Like my emptiness today."

All I'm missing is part of a line in the third verse: "I'm here today and then I'm gone tomorrow/I'm like a packrat in disguise/I leave a song and I take ???? ????/ To spend a night alone beneath the sky."


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Subject: RE: Lyrics No Roots in Ramblin
From: Peter Fisher
Date: 28 Apr 99 - 04:04 PM

Just refreshing this thread, tryin' again Hoping some Mudder's got something to send.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: No Roots in Ramblin' (Jerry Jeff Walker)
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Sep 09 - 03:11 PM

hah i'm having the same problem

"you wine truth" ???


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: No Roots in Ramblin' (Jerry Jeff Walker)
From: Peace
Date: 05 Sep 09 - 10:27 PM

I leave a song and I take ???? ????/

I leave a song and I take my sorrow ????


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: No Roots in Ramblin' (Jerry Jeff Walker)
From: Beer
Date: 06 Sep 09 - 07:13 AM

I know that song Peter. Will look up my A/P's for it.
Beer (adrien)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: No Roots in Ramblin' (Jerry Jeff Walker)
From: Beer
Date: 06 Sep 09 - 10:08 AM

This a/p says that all songs are by J.J. It does not say songs written by but would believe that they are all his songs.


I'm here today and then I'm gone tomorrow,
I'm like a pack-rat in disguise.
I leave a song and I take you wine true,
To spend a night alone beneath the sky.

I know this doesn't make sense but that is the best I can figure he is saying. I will get my wife to have a listen and hopefully she will be able to understand what the heck he is saying.
Adrien


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: No Roots in Ramblin' (Jerry Jeff Walker)
From: Beer
Date: 06 Sep 09 - 03:14 PM

I think we have been sent on a wild goose chase. I just looked and Peter hasn't been on Mudcat since October of 2004.
Adrien


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: No Roots in Ramblin' (Jerry Jeff Walker)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 09 Sep 09 - 02:10 AM

Here's a bit taken from a sound sample at Allmusic.com:

I do not doubt that you are really trying
It's just that I must break things down
I cannot see myself in your shoes....


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Subject: Lyr Add: NO ROOTS IN RAMBLIN' (Jerry Jeff Walker)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 12 Jan 12 - 01:01 AM

It's not that the words aren't clear enough; it's just that they make no sense!


NO ROOTS IN RAMBLIN'
As sung by Jerry Jeff Walker on "Vanguard Visionaries" (2007)

Thinkin' lonely thoughts about tomorrow
Like my emptiness today,
And how I know that the blues'll haunt me
Until I die a-ramblin' sets me straight.

I do not doubt that you are really tryin'.
It's just that I must break things down.
I cannot see myself in your shoes.
I've got to go and bring it back around.

I'm here today and then I'm gone tomorrow.
I'm like a packrat in disguise.
I leave a song and I take your wine truth
To spend a night alone beneath the sky.

I'm now alone and I know I need to ramble
'Cause it's the call from deep inside.
Away out there, I'm sure I'm honest,
For it's the strongest friend that I can find.

Thinkin' lonely thoughts about tomorrow,
Like my emptiness today,
And how I know that the blues'll haunt me
Until I die....FADE


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