Townes Van Zandt Loretta Lyrics

Oh Loretta she's a barroom girl
Wears them sevens on her sleeve
Dances like a diamond shines
Tell me lies I love to believe
Her age is always 22
Her laughing eyes a hazel hue
Spends my money like water falls
Loves me like I want her to

Oh, Loretta, won't you say to me
Darling, put your guitar on
Have a little shot of booze
Play a blue a and wailing song
My guitar rings a melody
My guitar sings, Loretta's fine
Long and lazy, blonde and free
And I can have her any time

Sweetest at the break of day
Prettiest in the setting sun
She don't cry when I can't stay
'Least not 'til she's all alone
Loretta, I won't be gone long
Keep your dancing slippers on
Keep me on your mind a while
I'll be back, babe, to make you smile
Acoustic Blue Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 The Hole
  • 2 Snake Mountain Blues
  • 3 Short-Haired Woman Blues
  • 4 Waitin' Round to Die / Kathleen
  • 5 Goin' Down to Memphis
  • 6 Coo Coo
  • 7 Automobile Blues
  • 8 Loretta
  • 9 Nothin'
  • 10 Gone to Long
  • 11 Dollar Bill Blues
  • 12 My Starter Won't Start
  • 13 Lungs
  • 14 A Song For
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