Philadelphia Lawyer | Ramblin' Jack Elliott

🎵 Philadelphia Lawyer | Ramblin' Jack Elliott 🎵

Length: 0:4:0
Philadelphia Lawyer - Written by Woody Guthrie
Recorded Live April 28, 2023
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Lyrics:
Way out in Reno, Nevada
Where the romances bloom and fade
There was a Philadelphia lawyer
Making love to a Hollywood maid
"Come love, and we'll go ramblin'
Down where the lights are so bright
I'll win you a divorce from your husband
And we can get married tonight"
Wild Bill was a gun-totin' cow-hen
Ten notches was carved on his gun
And all of the boys around Reno
Left Bill's Hollywood sweetheart alone
One night when Bill was returning
From ridin' the range in the cold
He was thinkin' of his Hollywood sweetheart
Her love was as lasting as gold
As he drew near to her window
Two shadows he saw on her shade
'Twas the great Philadelphia lawyer
Makin' love to Bill's Hollywood maid
The night was as still as the desert
The moon hangin' high overhead
Bill listened awhile through the window
He could hear every word that they said
"Your hands are so pretty and lovely
And your form is so rare and divine
Come go back with me to Philadelphia
And leave this wild cowboy behind"
Now tonight back in old Pennsylvania
Amongst her beautiful pines
There's one less Philadelphia lawyer
In old Philadelphia tonight
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