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Lonesome As Can Be

When I was born they slapped me on my backside
And I started to cry right away
Doctor said “That boy sounds lonesome
He's gonna pick the guitar some day”

I'm lonesome I'm lonesome I'm lonesome as can be
I'm riding this this road with a heavy load
And my sweet love so far from me

My first true love she was a sweet turtle dove
I courted her so patiently
I finally kissed her one day she pushed me away
Saying "You're too lonesome for me"


I left my home I hitched me a ride
With a truck driving man from Tennessee
He said “Where are you going?” I said “Take me somewhere
The girls are lonesome like me”


In a honky tonk with old Hank Williams
He looked so blue and I asked him why
He took one look at me then he said
“You're so lonesome I could cry.”

(© 1989 by Harvey Reid/ as performed by Lonesome Dave & the North Dixie Road Kings)

Originally released on #467 "Lonesome Dave & the North Dixie Road Kings"

As re-released on #116 "Dreamer or Believer"

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