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Reinhard Lyr Req: Letter from Down the Road (Hedy West) (3) Lyr Add: LETTER FROM DOWN THE ROAD (Hedy West) 27 Aug 18


This is what I hear. You can check it on Youtube which has her whole album.

LETTER FROM DOWN THE ROAD
As recorded by Hedy West on "Hedy West" Vanguard VRS 9124 (1963)

Chorus (after each verse):
I had a letter from down the road
I had a letter from down the road

Don't it make you sorry, don't it make you mourn
Studying on that poor boy killed in Baltimore

Went up on the mountain top to cut my sugar cane
Every time I'd cut a stalk, I'd think on Liza Jane

If I had a bandbox to put my true love in
I'd take her out and I'd kiss her then I'd put her back again

Wish I had a needle as good as I could sew
Sew my true love on my back and down the road I'd go

Wish I had a needle as fine as any pin
I'd sew my true love on my back and down the road again

Massa had a pretty little girl brought her from the South
Her hair so tight on the top of her head she couldn't even close her mouth

Head was like a coffee pot, nose was like a spout
Mouth was like an old fireplace with the ashes shoveled out

Took her to a barbershop to have her mouth made small
Opened up her mouth so big and wide she swallowed the barber and all

Wish I had a new brick house fifteen stories high
And every story in the house was filled with possum pie


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