Mudcat Café message #19560 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #3772   Message #19560
Posted By: Gene
20-Jan-98 - 08:15 PM
Thread Name: Songs about the homeless
Subject: Lyr Add: NO VACANCY^^
And another favorite of mine is this one by Merle Travis and co-written by the great Cliffie Stone, who died recently.

NO VACANCY
Recorded by Merle Travis
Writers: Cliffie Stone & Merle Travis

Not so long ago when the bullets screamed
Many a happy dream I dreamed
Of a little nest where I could rest when the world was free
But now that the mighty war is won
Troubles and trials have just begun
Facing that terrible enemy sign
'NO VACANCY!'

CHORUS

NO VACANCY! NO VACANCY!
All along the line, the same sign's a-waitin' for me
NO VACANCY! NO VACANCY!
And my heart beats slower when I read on the door
NO VACANCY!

All along the road of life I roam
Looking for a place to call my own
Not a fancy mansion nor a bungalow for me
But ev'rywhere I look I seem to find
Hangin' on the door, that same old sign
And my heart beats slower, when I read on the door
NO VACANCY!