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London Homesick Blues

This song is by David Allan Coe and appears on the album Invictus (Means) Unconquered (1981).

Well when you're down on your luck
And you ain't got a buck in London you're a goner
Even London Bridge has fallen down and moved to Arizona
Now I know why and I'll substantiate the rumor
That the English sense of humor
Is drier than the Texas sand
You can put up your dukes or you can bet your boots
But I'm leavin' as fast as I can
I want to go home with Armadillo
Good country music from Amarillo and Abilene
The friendliest people and the prettiest women you've ever seen

Well it's cold over here Lord I swear I wish they'd turn the heat on
And where in the world is that English girl
I promised I would meet on the third floor
And of the whole damn lot the only friend I got
Is a smoke and a cheap guitar
My mind keeps rollin'
And my heart keeps yearnin' to be home in Texas bar
I want to go home with Armadillo...

Well I decided that I'd get my cowboy hat
And go down to Marble Arch Station
'Cause when a Texas fancies he'll take his chances
Chances will be taken that's for sure
And them Limey eyes they were eyin' the prize
Some people call manly footwear
And they said you're from down south
And when you open your mouth
Son you always seem to put your foot there
I want to go home with Armadillo...
I want to go home with Armadillo...