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charley pride – on the southbound

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well i woke up this morning when the cold chicago wind
blew my newspaper blanket off my back
through my dirty broken window the grey sun filtered in
as i dreamed about the southbound railroad track
i could almost hear the crickets in a sleepy cottonfield
as daddy drove our vagon to virgin
but today i’d give a fortune for a twenty five cent meal
and i wish i was a country boy again
so let me ride on the southbound
back to where i came from i don’t care or where i am
so let me ride on the southbound and put me off somewhere near birmingham
[ steel ]
what happened to my vision of a mansion on a hill
and the fame and fortune i came here to win
i’ve got nothing but the roaches running cross my window sill
and i wish i was a country boy again
so let me ride …

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