Philadelphia Lawer


Here's a Woody Guthrie song I head from Cisco Houston I have no more to say, the song speaks for itself.


Way out in Reno, Nevada,
Where the romances bloom and fade,
A great Philadelphia lawyer
Was in love with a Hollywood maid.

"Come, love, and we will wander
Down where the lights are so bright.
I'll win a divorce from your husband,
And we can get married tonight."

Wild Bill was a gun-totin' cowboy,
With ten notches carved in his gun.
And all the boys around Reno
Left Wild Bill's darlin’ alone.

One night when he was returning
From ridin' the range in the cold,
He dreamed of his Hollywood sweetheart,
Her love was as lasting as gold.

As he drew near her window,
Two shadows he saw on that shade;
'Twas the great Philadelphia lawyer
Makin' love to Bill's Hollywood maid.

The night was as still as the desert,
The moon hangin' high overhead.
Bill listened awhile to the lawyer,
He could hear ev'ry word that he said:

"Your hands are so pretty and lovely,
Your form's so rare and divine.
Come go with me to the city
And leave this wild cowboy behind."

Now back in old Pennsylvania,
Among them beautiful pines,
There's one less Philadelphia lawyer
In old Philadelphia tonight.