Winnona

Lyrics: Robert Hunter
Music: Jim Lauderdale

One of the new songs on Jim Lauderdale's album, "Patchwork River", with lyrics by Robert Hunter.

The things that I pray for are never prayed for me
The things that I've trained for are never trained for me
The things I've arranged for I've learned to wait and see
All I know is money's short, and love is never free

Winnona, Winnona, why don't we settle down
Winnona, Winnona, on the other side of town
The buses run on time there, the crowds are not so strange
Come on, come on, Winnona, you're itching for a change

We wandered round the world on the cheap of a guitar
Learning by that process you can only go so far
The festival of fireflies left all the city burn
Have to get him out of jail, our passports for a turn

Winnona, Winnona, why don't we settle down
Winnona, Winnona, on the other side of town
Winnona, Winnona, life could be so free
Winnona, Winnona, come on. come on with me

A thousand men have fallen on their face to get to you
Like Helen was to Troy, New York City was to you
Everybody knows the rules, they line up at the tack
The loser takes a winner, who dares to turn her back

Winnona, Winnona, why don't we settle down
Winnona, Winnona, on the other side of town
Winnona, Winnona, please put down the gun
Winnona, Winnona, you can't shoot out the sun

Winnona, Winnona, you can't
Shoot out the sun
Shoot out the sun
Shoot out the sun
[etc]
Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     2010 Patchwork River Jim Laudersale