"One More Dollar" as written by Gillian Howard Welch and David Todd Rawlings....
A long time ago I left my home
For a job in the fruit trees
But I miss those hills with the windy pines
Their song seemed to suit me

So I sent my wages to my home
Said we'd soon be together
For the next good crop would pay my way
And I'd come home forever

[Chorus]
One more dime to show for my day
One more dollar and I'm on my way
When I reach those hills, boys, I'll never roam
'Cause one more dollar and I'm going home

No work said the boss at the bunkhouse door
There's a freeze on the branches
So when the dice came out at the bar downtown
I rolled and I took my chances

[Chorus]

A long time ago I left my home
Just a boy passing twenty
Could you spare a coin and a Christian prayer
For my luck has turned against me

[Chorus]

One more dollar, boys, I'm going home


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"One More Dollar" as written by Gillian Howard Welch David Todd Rawlings

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    General CommentWow I just listened to this song for the first time and came on here thinking it'd have at least a few comments, but it has none!

    this is a beautiful song, i love songs about longing for home, there's something really touching about it i cant describe,

    "A long time ago I left my home
    Just a boy passing twenty
    Could you spare a coin and a Christian prayer
    For my luck has turned against me"

    made me tear up, awesome song
    b0sendorferon April 07, 2011   Link
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    My Interpretationspeaks of a young boy making a living.
    working on a fruit farm, to support his loved ones.
    once the winter sets in (freeze on the branches), he loses his job picking fruits.
    he turns to gambling. (the dice came out at the bar downtown
    I rolled and I took my chances)
    goes broke, looking for another dollar, asking for a prayer.
    dylansuppiahon June 23, 2014   Link

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