The Brothers Four:Early Morning Rain Lyrics

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Early Morning Rain

This song is by The Brothers Four and appears on the album Silver Anniversary Concert (1987) and on the album The Tokyo Tapes (1996).

(Gordon Lightfoot)

In the early mornin' rain
With a dollar in my hand
And an aching in my heart
And my pockets full of sand
I'm a long ways from home
And I missed my loved one so
In the early mornin' rain
With no place to go.

Out on runway number nine
Big 707 set to go
But, I'm out here on the grass
Where the pavement never grows
Well the liquor tasted good
And the women all were fast
There she goes my friend
She's a-rolling out at last.

Hear the mighty engines roar
See the silver wing on high
She's away and westward bound
High above the clouds she flies
Where the mornin' rain don't fall
And the sun always shines
She'll be flying over my home
In about three hours time.

This ol' airport's got me down
It's no earthly good to me
'Cause I'm stuck here on the ground
Cold and drunk as I might be
You can't jump a jet plane
Like you can an old freight train
So I best be on my way
In the early mornin' rain.

Guess, I best be on my way
In the early mornin' rain...

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