"Philadelphia Lawyer" as written by and Woody Guthrie....
Way out in Reno Nevada
Where romance blooms and fades
A great Philadelphia Lawyer
Was in love with 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.

Now, Bill was a gun-totin' cowboy
Ten notches were carved on his gun
All the boys around Reno Left wild
Bill's maiden alone. One night when he was returning
From riding the range in the cold
He dreamed of his Hollywood sweetheart
Her love was as lasting as gold.

As he drew near her window
A shadow he saw on the shade
Was the great Philadelphia Lawyer
Makin' love to his Hollywood maid.

The night was as still as the desert
The moon was bright overhead
Bill listened awhile to the lawyer
He could hear ev'ry word that he said.

"Your hands are so pretty and lovely
Your form so rare and divine
Come, go with me to the city
And leave this wild cowboy behind."

Now back in old Pennsylvania
Among those beautiful pines
There's one less Philadelphia
Lawyer In old Philadelphia tonight.

There's one less Philadelphia
Lawyer in old Philadelphia tonight.


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"Philadelphia Lawyer" as written by Woody Guthrie

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