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Lyr Req: New Lee Highway Blues (David Bromberg)

GUEST,Charlie in Brooklyn (smile when you say that 20 Jul 01 - 12:31 PM
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Subject: new lee highway blues lyric request
From: GUEST,Charlie in Brooklyn (smile when you say that
Date: 20 Jul 01 - 12:31 PM

Anybody got the lyrics to David Brombers's "New Lee Highway Blues"? Thanks, podners!


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Subject: RE: new lee highway blues lyric request
From: mousethief
Date: 20 Jul 01 - 01:58 PM

Do you mean Bromberg?

Alex


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Subject: RE: new lee highway blues lyric request
From: GUEST,Charlie in Brooklyn
Date: 20 Jul 01 - 03:07 PM

Whoops. Yes. David Bromberg. I nned a full time proof reader. Thanks.


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Subject: RE: new lee highway blues lyric request
From: mousethief
Date: 20 Jul 01 - 03:10 PM

Well I searched up one side of the internet and down the other, and couldn't find the lyrics. Hopefully somebody here will have the album, or a songbook, or something.

Good luck!

Alex


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Subject: RE: new lee highway blues lyric request
From: GUEST,Charlie in Brooklyn
Date: 20 Jul 01 - 04:04 PM

Thanks Alex. Both me and my fellow bandmate (our stringband wants to cover the song) also went a-web crawling and came up lacking. I'm surprised, considering that Bromberg was a pretty big fish for quite a while there. But hey, when did life ever make sense.

--Charlie


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Subject: RE: new lee highway blues lyric request
From: mousethief
Date: 20 Jul 01 - 04:12 PM

If life made sense folk music would rule the airwaves and rap artists would be playing in high school cafeterias and not be able to fill them.

ALex


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Subject: RE: new lee highway blues lyric request
From: harpgirl
Date: 20 Jul 01 - 04:19 PM

I'll post them later tonight when I get home. hg


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Subject: RE: new lee highway blues lyric request
From: mousethief
Date: 20 Jul 01 - 04:27 PM

Hurray! for harpgirl!


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Subject: Lyr Add: NEW LEE HIGHWAY BLUES (David Bromberg)
From: Justa Picker
Date: 20 Jul 01 - 08:18 PM

(Harpy, thought I'd save you some typing. Lifted this by ear from the recording. On the lines with (?) maybe if you have the actual lyrics you can correlate it with what I've typed.)


NEW LEE HIGHWAY BLUES
David Bromberg


All through Northern Oregon,
Always, at my side
Sleepin', in those narrow beds,
And then we'd ride.

Drinkin' in those dirty bars,
Keepin' out of sight
Sleepin' in that cold back seat,
And then we'd ride.

You know that goddamned road seemed like it went forever
Exhaust fumes made our eyes turn red and swell
With our clothes stuck to the seat and to our bodies,
It was a stinkin' summer trip through southern hell

Eating carbonated crap
Churning up inside
Gas soaked service station jocks (?) And then we'd ride.

Silence in the front seat,
Tryin' not to start a fight
Quiet (not sure of the rest of this line?) And then we'd ride.

You know you can grow to hate these little crummy one horse towns,
With their seamy movie houses long closed down
No where to go from here but up or down that road
And nothing over there but the same goddamned town

Another sour coffee cup
One more piece of cardboard pie
Buy a toothbrush and a change of clothes
And then we'd ride.


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Subject: Lyr Add: NEW LEE HIGHWAY BLUES (David Bromberg)
From: harpgirl
Date: 20 Jul 01 - 11:05 PM

New Lee Highway Blues

by David Bromberg


All through northern Oregon
Always at my side
Sleepin in those narrow beds
And then we'd ride

Drinkin in those dirty bars
Keepin out of sight
Sleepin in that cold back seat
And then we'd ride

You know that goddamned road
Seemed like it went forever
Exhaust fumes made our eyes turn red and swell
With our clothes stuck to the seat and to our bodies
It was a stinkin summer trip through southern hell
Eating carbonated crap
Churning up inside
Gas soaked service stations johns
And then we'd ride

Silence in the front seat
Tryin not to start a fight
Quiet, half hid cryin
And then we'd ride
You know you can grow to hate
These crummy little one horse towns
With the seamy movie houses, long closed down
Nowhere to go from here but up or down that road
Nothing over there but the same god-damned town
Another sour coffee cup
One more piece of cardboard pie
By a toothbrush and a change of clothes
And then we'd ride


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Subject: RE: new lee highway blues lyric request
From: harpgirl
Date: 20 Jul 01 - 11:10 PM

depressing song, huh!


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Subject: RE: new lee highway blues lyric request
From: Justa Picker
Date: 21 Jul 01 - 08:00 PM

(refresh for GUEST - Charlie.)


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Subject: RE: new lee highway blues lyric request
From: GUEST,Charlie in Brooklyn
Date: 23 Jul 01 - 03:06 PM

Big thanks to harp girl and justa picker. Once again, butt is kicked by Mudcat.

From Brooklyn, center of southern culture in NYC, hahaha Charlie


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