Highway Forty Blues

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With these Highway 40 blues
I’ve walked holes in both my shoes
Counted the days since I’ve been gone
And I’d love to see the lights of home
Wasted time and money too
Squandered youth in search of truth
But in the end I’d have to lose
Lord above, I’ve paid my dues
I’ve got them Highway 40 blues.

The highway called when I was young
It told me lies of things to come
Fame and fortune lies ahead
That’s what the billboard light had said
Shattered dreams my mind is numb
Money’s gone stick out my thumb
My eyes are filled with bitter tears
Lord, I ain’t been home in years
I got them Highway 40 blues.

You know I rambled all around
Like a rolling stone from town to town
Met pretty girls I’d have to say
But none of them could make me stay
I’ve played the music halls and bars
Had fancy clothes and big fine cars
Things a country boy can’t use
Dixie land I sure miss you
I’ve got them Highway 40 blues.