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Hoyt Axton – Evangelina lyrics

And I dream in the morning she brings me water
And I dream in the evening she brings me wine
Just a poor man's daughter from Puerta Pinasco Evangelina in old Mexico
There's a great hot desert south of Mexicali
If you don't have water boy you'd better not go
Tequila won't get you across that desert to Evangelina in old Mexico
And the fire I feel for the woman I love is drivin' me insane
Knowing she's waiting and I can't get there
God only knows that I wracked my brain to try and find the way
To reach that woman in old Mexico
[ ac. Guitar ]
And I met a kind man he guarded the border
He said you don't need papers I'll let you go
I can tell that you love her by the look in your eyes now
She's the rose of the desert in old Mexico
And the fire I feel for the woman..

And I dream in the morning...
My Evangelina I miss you so I miss you so

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    I'm sure this song is about a man who wants to get back to his girlfriend in Mexico, but wanders into the Sonoran Desert south of the border town of Mexicali. He realises he's not going to make it, becomes delirious from thirst and as he dies he dreams of Evangelina, his girlfriend, bringing him water.
    I'm not sure the meaning comes over well, and if the verses were in a different order, the story would be easier to understand.
    A beautiful song nonetheless.
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