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Too long at the fair

Jesus cried, wept and died
I guess he went up to heaven
I've been downtown such a long, long time
I'll never make it home by seven
Won't you come & take me home
I've been too long at the fair
And, lord, I just can't stand it anymore

Well I went down to chason's
Walked 'til my feet got sore
I never knew what laughin' was
'til you walked out the door
Won't you come and take me home
I've been too long at the fair
And, lord, I just can't stand it anymore

Well, you can give my soul to abraham
Give my soul to saul
Give my bones to canada
My feet they don't hurt at all

I don't know who made the highway
I guess that's just my pride
But I have heard the prince of darkness
On his charger ride

The silver blade is gleamin'
The scales are in his hands
I swear another night is fallin',
Don't you lose another man
Won't you come and take me home
I've been too long at the fair
And, lord, I just can't stand it anymore



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    UnregisteredJan 15, 2012 at 3:20 am
    I wrote and publish "too long at the fair," originally recorded by bonnie raitt. While i appreciate your posting the lyrics, the lyrics you have posted contain serious errors. Those who have used the lyrics you have posted have made serious errors. Please replace the lyrics you have posted in their entirety with the correct lyrics, which i am pasting in below. Thank you! My best, joel zoss

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    Too long at the fair

    Jesus cried, wept and died
    I guess he went up to heaven
    I've been downtown such a long long time
    I'll never make it home by seven
    Won't you come and take me home
    I've been too long at the fair
    And lord i just can't stand it anymore

    I went down to jason's
    Walked till my feet were sore
    But i never knew what laughing was
    Till you walked out the door
    Won't you come and take me home
    I've been too long at the fair
    And lord i just can't stand it anymore

    You can give my soul to abraham
    You can give my soul to saul
    And give my bones to canada
    My teeth they don't hurt at all
    I don't know who made the highway
    But i guess that's just my pride
    And i have heard the prince of darkness
    On his charger ride

    The silver blade is gleaming
    The scales are in his hand
    I swear the night is falling
    Don't you lose another man
    Won't you come and take me home
    I've been too long at the fair
    And lord i just can't stand it anymore
    And lord i just can't stand it anymore

    © 1971 joel zoss
    Catalan publishing company/ ascap

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