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    "Philadelphia Lawyer" Lyrics

    Merle Haggard feat. Bonnie Owens

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    (Woody Guthrie)
    Bonnie Owens

    Way out in Reno Nevada where
    Romance blooms and fades
    There's a great Philadelphia lawyer
    Makin' love to 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.

    Wild 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 ridin' the range in the cold
    He dreamed of his Hollywood sweetheart
    Her love was as lasting as gold.

    As he drew near her window
    Two shadows he saw on the shade
    The great Philadelphia lawyer
    Was making love to Bill's Hollywood maid.

    (Spoken)
    Um uh let's see he the two win the two shades
    I forgot the words to it so I'm just talkin'
    I'll tell you story about it
    And un and we can tell you about Wild Bill went up there
    And he saw those two people on the shades you know
    And the Philadelphia Lawyer was tellin' 'em

    (Sang)
    Come love and we will wonder out where the lights are bright.

    (Spoken)
    Oh I forgot to say what the Philadelphia Lawyer said to Bill's Hollywood maid
    Now I'm a little bit nervous

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

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

    Thank you very much, thank you...
    This song was submitted on February 24th, 2009 and last modified on November 23rd, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC.
    Written by Woody Guthrie.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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