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Thread #79632   Message #1445285
Posted By: Jim Dixon
27-Mar-05 - 11:46 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: I Ain't Been Anywhere (Hank Snow)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Ain't Been Anywhere (Hank Snow)
Transcribed from the sound file at The Record Lady's All-Time Country Favorites, Requests Page Six (There are a few holes.):

I AIN'T BEEN ANYWHERE
(Larry Butler, 1971)

INTRO: I was sittin' at home just a-list'nin' to my radio,
An' along came a fella who apparently had been on the go.
Well, he started in a-braggin' 'bout ev'rywhere he'd been,
And there isn't any place in this whole world he hasn't seen.
You ask me where I've been, an' I'm a-going to tell you, pard.
Why, ain't even been outside the gate in my backyard.

CHORUS: I ain't been anywhere, Joe.
I ain't been anywhere, Joe.
I didn't want to go, so
I guess I'll never know, Joe.
An old stick in the mud, but
I ain't been anywhere.

1. I ain't seen London, Paris, Washington, Chicago,
Bombay, Mandalay, Calgary, ...,
Thailand, Ireland, Iceland, Greenland,
Halifax, Poland, Switzerland, Scotland,
Liverpool, Dry Gulch, Tombstone, Moscow,
Carlsbad, Leningrad, Stalingrad, doodad. CHORUS

2. Siam, Amsterdam, Oslo, Rotterdam,
Birmingham, Tokyo, Melbourne, Saigon,
Trinidad, Hong Kong, Florida, Reykjavik,
Copenhagen, Berlin, Congo, Key West,
Petersburg, ..., ..., ...,
..., Toronto, Cripple Creek, I am sick. CHORUS

3. Kumquat, Limerick, Inverness, Loch Ness,
Swansea, ..., Colombo, Gold Coast,
Edinburgh, Singapore, Galveston, Okinawa,
Blarney, Killarney, Karachi, Pyongyang,
..., ..., ..., Libya,
Goose Bay, Labrador, ..., no place. CHORUS

4. Olio, Toledo, Wexford, Frankfurt,
Silverton, Norfolk, Alamo, ...,
Brighton, Kiowa, Denmark, ...,
Taos, Rio, Lima, Philippines,
..., Hawaii, Portland, Cleveland,
Leipzig, Laramie, Horsehair, nowhere. CHORUS

SPOKEN: Wait a minute! Horsehair! Why, doggone it, that's my hometown, so I guess I must 'a' been there, huh?

SUNG: I ain't been anywhere.

[Recorded by Hank Snow on "Cure for the Blues," RCA Victor LSP-4379, 1971.]