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chriss@usgcc.odu.edu 14 Nov 97 - 06:29 PM
29 Nov 97 - 01:08 AM
29 Nov 97 - 02:34 AM
Tim Jaques tjaques@netcom.ca 30 Nov 97 - 12:56 PM
Nonie Rider 01 Dec 97 - 12:34 PM
02 Dec 97 - 11:59 AM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 06 Sep 01 - 11:34 PM
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Subject: LYR REQ: song about traveling
From: chriss@usgcc.odu.edu
Date: 14 Nov 97 - 06:29 PM

Sorry I don't have more to go on...I'm looking for the lyrics to a song that starts out something like:

Left my hone in Norfolk, VA California on my mind, Straddled that greyhound bus outta Raliegh Rolling cross Caroline....

The Song mentions a bunch of other places including New Orleans, Houston, Rockville, Georgia, etc.... If any one knows anything about it, I'd appreciate the tips!

Thanks,

Chris


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ: song about traveling
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Date: 29 Nov 97 - 01:08 AM

isn't that "six days on the road"?


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ: song about traveling
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Date: 29 Nov 97 - 02:34 AM

no


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ: song about traveling
From: Tim Jaques tjaques@netcom.ca
Date: 30 Nov 97 - 12:56 PM

What about "I've Been Everywhere"?


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ: song about traveling
From: Nonie Rider
Date: 01 Dec 97 - 12:34 PM

Five Hundred Miles...


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ: song about traveling
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Date: 02 Dec 97 - 11:59 AM

Sounds like a FREDDY WELLER song....

Poor boy on the line or something like that....


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Subject: ADDPOP: Promised Land (Chuck Berry)
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 06 Sep 01 - 11:34 PM

Actually, Elvis, from the pen of Chuck Berry!

Promised Land
(Words & music by Chuck Berry)

I left my home in Norfolk Virginia
California on my mind
I straddled that Greyhound
And rode into Raleigh
And on across Caroline
 
We had motor trouble that turn into a struggle
Halfway across Alabam'
And that hound broke down and left us all stranded
In downtown Birmingham
 
Right away I brought me a through train ticket
Ridin' across Mississippi clean
And I was on that midnight flyer out of Birmingham
Smoking into New Orleans
 
Somebody help me get out of Louisiana
Just to help me get to Houston Town
There are people there who care a little about me
And they won't let the poor boy down
 
Sure as you're born brought me a silk suit
Put luggage in my hand
And I woke up high over Alberquerque
On a jet to the promised land
 
Working on a T-bone steak a la carte
Flying over to the golden state
Ah when the pilot told us in thirteen minutes
He would set us at the terminal gate
 
Swing low chariot come down easy
Taxi to the terminal zone
Cut your engines and cool your wings
And let me make it to the telephone
 
Los Angeles give me Norfolk Virginia
Tidewater four ten o nine
Tell the folks back home this is the promised land calling
And the poor boy is on the line
 
Working on a T-bone steak a la carte
Flying over to the golden state
Ah when the pilot told us in thirteen minutes
He would set us at the terminal gate
 
Swing low chariot come down easy
Taxi to the terminal zone
Cut your engines and cool your wings
And let me make it to the telephone
 
Los Angeles give me Norfolk Virginia
Tidewater four ten o nine
Tell the folks back home this is the promised land calling
And the poor boy is on the line


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