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​Ain't No Place for a Country Boy

This song is by Chris LeDoux and appears on the album Songs of Rodeo Life (1971).

I pack my clothes in a cardboard box and mama packed my lunch
I walk down to the highway and caught a Trailways bus
I woke up in the city stepped down on the curb
And the strangest lookin' people and sounds I've never heard

It ain't no place for a country boy, it ain't no place to be
It might be fine for a city boy but it ain't no place for me

I'd kept my nineteen dollars stuffed way down in my shoe
It cost me seven fifty for a dirty sleepin' room
My window faced the alley and the city smells were strong
I couldn't sleep for horns and sirens blowin' all night long

It ain't no place for a country boy, it ain't no place to be
It might be fine for a city boy but it ain't no place for me

I didn't even bother to unpack the clothes that I brought
Some man paid me ten dollars for grandpas pocket watch
I got off the Trailways bus the same place I got on
My head is full of memories walkin' down the road to home

It ain't no place for a country boy, it ain't no place to be
It might be fine for a city boy but it ain't no place for me

It ain't no place for a country boy, it ain't no place to be
It might be fine for a city boy but it ain't no place for me

Written by:

Bob Leftridge