Promised Land
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We left my home in Norfolk Virginia,
California on my mind
I straddled that greyhound,
Rode him past Raleigh, On across Caroline
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We Stopped in Charlotte we bypassed Rock Hill,
And we never was a minute late
Ninety miles out of Atlanta by sundown,
Rollin' cross the Georgia state
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Right away, I bought me a through train ticket,
Ridin' cross Mississippi clean
I was on that midnight flyer out of Birmingham
Smoking into New Orleans
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Somebody help me get out of Louisiana
Help me get to Houston town
There are some folks who care a little bout me
And they wont let the poor boy down
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Workin' on a t-bone steak à la carte
Flying over to the golden state;
The pilot told me in thirteen minutes
Wed be headin' in the terminal gate.
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Slow down chariot, come down easy
Taxi to the terminal zone;
Cut your engines, cool your wings,
And let me make it to the telephone.
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Los Angeles give me Norfolk Virginia,
Tidewater four ten o nine
Tell the folks back home this is the promised land callin
The poor boy is on the line

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© C. Berry, BMI
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English (United States)
Added by: FrancisMorin, November 29, -0001 at 07:00pm
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