You'd like to show me all around
Thank you girl but I know this town
It's all right hey lawdy mama, it's all right
Don't you know they're all the same,
Only difference is the name
It's all right hey lawdy mama, it's all right
Three motels, dusty cars,
Movie shows and a dozen bars
It's all right hey lawdy mama, it's all right
Only thing that I can say
We'll be here for just one day

CHORUS:

Baby, don't you know
We're leaving early in the mornin'
So long I don't know
We might be back next year
Maybe it just might be never
Don't you worry 'bout it
So long, good to know
Your smilin' face was here

This town is boring you to tears
Nothing in the world ever happens here
It's all right hey lawdy mama, it's all right
Don't you know you gotta help
Nothing ever happens by itself
It's all right hey lawdy mama, it's all right
If no one will share the load
Go pack your bag for the open road
It's all right hey lawdy mama, it's all right
Try to find someone like you
Hope he'll tell you what to do

REPEAT CHORUS


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Hey Lawdy Mama Lyrics as written by John Kay Jerry Edmonton

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    I love the beat to this song

    vipergt196on August 30, 2006   Link
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    Steppenwolf has a great guitar solo to this.

    Pink_Floyd_fanon May 05, 2007   Link
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    this song is so under rated its a product of John kay Gabriel meckler and terry night everyone youtube the winged beatle

    johnnyf3rdon August 30, 2014   Link
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    btw the lyrics are so wrong its sick

    johnnyf3rdon August 30, 2014   Link

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