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​Just Rode In Your Town

This song is by Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee and appears on the album Hootin' and Hollerin' (1973) and on the album I Shall Not Be Moved (2010).

I'm a stranger here, just rode in your town
Oh, yes, I am, I'm a stranger here, just rode in your town
Well, because I'm a stranger, everybody wants to dog me 'round

Well, I wonder why some people treat the strangers so
Oh, yes, I do, I wonder why some people treat the strangers so
Well, he may be your best friend that you will never know

I'm gonna write home to daddy send me my railroad fare
Oh, yes, I am, I'm gonna write home to daddy send me my railroad fare
Well, if he don't send it, I don't mind walkin' down

Well, I wonder if my good girl knows I'm here
Oh, yes, I do, lord, I wonder if my good girl knows I'm here
Well, if she do, she just don't seem to care

Well, I'm goin' back home wear out 99 pair of shoes
Oh, yes, I am, I'm goin' back home wear out 99 pairs of shoes
Well, when I get back home I won't have these old stranger blues

I'm gonna leave this town, nothing here that I can do
Oh, no, it ain't, I'm gonna leave this town, nothing here that I can do
Well, boy, sit right here in the troubadour, sing these old stranger blues

Written by:

McGhee Brownie; Terry Sonny