PAPA REDWING BLACKBIRD

Well the redwing's call
got 67 different notes in all
When I hear that song
I want to clap my hands along

I"m an old earth doctor
I put my fieldsto seedSeems like it ain't for the crops,
it's so the damn blackbirds get enough to eat

But I'm going to fly away
Papa Redwing's going to lead my way
Bye-bye, babe, there'll be no more cryin'Gonna sit all day with my friends
on the old clothes-line
Just a broke-down coonhound
And blisters, all I got to show
Papa Redwing you're laughin',
is there something I don't know?

Well I've lived this here gray life
One whole year too long
Now they pay me not to plant
and I'm learnin' that blackbird's song

Hey I'm going to fly away
Papa Redwing's going to lead my way.
Bye-bye, babe,
there'll be no more cryin' Gonna sit all day with my friends
on the old clothes-line

Bye-bye, ooh
Missouri girl,
bye-bye, bye-bye

Originally Performed by: Lawrence Hammond
Album: Presumed Lost
Lyrics By: Lawrence Hammond

ALL SONGS MUSIC AND LYRICS COPYRIGHT
BY LAWRENCE HAMMOND
DESERT JEWEL SONGS BMI