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Thread #147120   Message #3409085
Posted By: GUEST,henryp
23-Sep-12 - 01:26 PM
Thread Name: Req. Songs about Buses
Subject: RE: Req. Songs about Buses
Promised Land (excerpt) by Chuck Berry

I left my home in Norfolk Virginia,
California on my mind.
Straddled that Greyhound, rode him past Raleigh,
On across Caroline.

Stopped in Charlotte and bypassed Rock Hill,
And we never was a minute late.
We was ninety miles out of Atlanta by sundown,
Rollin' 'cross the Georgia state.

We had motor trouble it turned into a struggle,
Half way 'cross Alabam,
And that 'hound broke down and left us all stranded
In downtown Birmingham.

Joshua Gone Barbados by Eric von Schmidt

Sugar mill owner told the strikers, I don't need you to cut my cane
Bring in another bunch of fellows, strike be all in vain.
Get a bunch of tough fellows, bring 'em from Sion Hill
Bring 'em in a bus to Georgetown, know somebody get killed.

Joshua gone Barbados, staying in a big hotel
People on St. Vincent they got many sad tales to tell.