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    "The Tourist" Lyrics

    Wynn Stewart

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    Writer Wynn Stewart and Curtis Leach
    Copyright 1965

    I was just a tourist out on the great white way
    Where lights make night as bright as day and day as dark as night
    I visited the city seen all the finer sights
    Then I thought I'd do some slummin' for a little while one night
    Well I stepped into the shadows of a second rate cafe
    The burlesques were before me in their old familiar way
    As I drew near my table the front girl whirled around
    And I recognized my sweetheart from my own hometown
    Yes she was just a hometown high school beauty queen
    But everybody told her how she could be everything
    When the contest finally ended and the judges called her name
    She won a trip to Broadway where she would find the fame
    I slowly turned around and stepped back into crowd
    For I knew she mustn't seen me she always was too proud
    And in that one lonely moment the truth my mind unveiled
    The town she loved may failed her the town she thought she failed
    So that night I wrote a letter on a homeward bound express
    And it read congratulations to you on your success
    But if you should ever decide to come back home again
    Well you know I'll always be here waitin' just like I've always been
    I was just a tourist out on the great white way
    Where lights made night as bright as day and day as bright as night
    When old friends ask about her I just smile at them and say
    She's star of show on Broadway out on the great white way
    This song was submitted on August 9th, 2013 and last modified on November 23rd, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC.
    Written by Curtis Alvan Leach, Wynn Stewart.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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