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I left my home in Norfolk Virginia
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California on my mind
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I boarded that Greyhound,
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Rode in into Raliegh on across Caroline
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Stopped in Charlotte to by pass Rockhill
C
We never was a minute late
D
We were ninty miles out of Atlanta by sundown
G
Rollin' out of Georgia state
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We had motor trouble that turned into a struggle
C
Halfway across Alabam
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And that bow broke down
G
And left us stranded in downtown Birmingham
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Right away I bought a through train ticket
C
Got across Mississippi clean
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And I was on that Midnight Flyer out of Birmingham
G
Smokin' into New Orleans
G
Somebody help me get out of Louisiana
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Help me get to Houston Town

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There are people there who care a little 'bout me
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And won't put the poor boy down
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Georgia born, they bought me a silk suit
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And put luggage in my hand
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And woke up high over Albuquerque
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On a jet to the promised land
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Workin' on a T-bone ala cartee
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Flyin' over to the Golden State
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When the pilot told us in thirteen minutes
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He would set us at the terminal gate
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Swing low chariot, come down easy
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Taxi to the terminal door
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Cut your engines and cool your wings
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And let me make it to the telephone
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Los Angeles, give me Norfolk Virginia
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Tidewater four ten o nine
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Tell all the folks back home

It's the promised land callin'
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And the poor boy is on the line



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