Bonnie Owens Philadelphia Lawyer Lyrics

Hi-Fi to Cry By Track Listing
Vinyl 1
  • 1 My Hi-Fi to Cry By
  • 2 Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep
  • 3 Philadelphia Lawyer
  • 4 What Else Can I Do
  • 5 It Don't Take Much to Make Me Cry
  • 6 How Many
  • 7 I'll Kiss My Wedding Ring Goodbye
  • 8 That Little Boy of Mine
  • 9 Jealous Heart
  • 10 I Don't Care (If Tomorrow Never Comes)
  • Way out in Reno Nevada
    Where romance blooms and fades
    A great Philadelphia lawyer
    Was in love with a Hollywood maid

    "Come love and we will wander out
    Where the lights are bright
    I'll win you a divorce from your husband
    And we can get married tonight"

    Now Bill was a gun totin' cowboy
    Ten notches were carved on his gun
    And all the boys around Reno
    Left wild Bill's maiden alone

    One night when he was returning
    From riding the range in the cold
    He dreamed of his Hollywood sweetheart
    Her love was as lasting as gold

    As he drew near her window
    A shadow he saw on the shade
    The great Philadelphia lawyer
    Was making love with Bill's Hollywood maid

    The night was as still as the desert
    The moon was bright overhead
    Bill listened awhile to the lawyer
    He could hear every word that he said

    "Your hands are so pretty and lovely
    Your form's so rare and divine
    Come go with me to the city
    We'll leave this wild cowboy behind"

    Now back in old Pennsylvania
    Among the beautiful pines
    There's one less Philadelphia lawyer
    In old Philadelphia tonight

    Written by: Woody Guthrie
    Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

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