"Alberta Bound" as written by and Gordon Lightfoot....
Oh the prairie lights are burnin' bright
The Chinook wind is a-movin' in
Tomorrow night I'll be Alberta bound
Though I've done the best I could
My old luck ain't been so good and
Tomorrow night I'll be Alberta bound
No one-eyed man could e'er forget
The Rocky Mountain sunset
It's a pleasure just to be Alberta bound
I long to see my next of kin
To know what kind of shape they're in
Tomorrow night I'll be Alberta bound

Alberta bound, Alberta bound
It's good to be Alberta bound
Alberta bound, Alberta bound
It's good to be Alberta bound

Oh the skyline of Toronto
Is somethin' you'll get onto
But they say you've got to live there for a while
And if you got the money
You can get yourself a honey
A written guarantee ta make you smile
But it's snowin' in the city
And the streets and brown and gritty
And I know there's pretty girls all over town
But they never seem ta find me
And the one I left behind me
Is the reason that I'll be Alberta bound

Alberta bound, Alberta bound
It's good to be Alberta bound
Alberta bound, Alberta bound
It's good to be Alberta bound
It's good to be Alberta bound


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"Alberta Bound" as written by Gordon Lightfoot

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  • +1
    General CommentI'm Albertan, I love this place and I love that there's great music about it.
    TakeaLookon June 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt was in 1971 that, on a bus bound for Calgary, Gordon met a lonely teenage girl named Grace on her way home from Toronto. The song is about that girl.
    Kejton July 20, 2007   Link

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