Old Timer

Waylon Jennings

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        I grew up in Wyoming
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        In and around Jackson's hole
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        In the shadows of the Tetons
Where summers are hot
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        And winters unbearably cold
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        But the Spring and the Fall
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        Are always as good as it gets
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        For over 70 years now
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        I'd watch the sun rise and set
Verse 2:
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        I've been a cowboy
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        Working the round-ups in spring
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        I've lived in the mountains
Hunted the grizzly
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        Trapping the rivers and streams
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        Always the loner
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        I've treasured my freedom the most
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        And though i never married
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        As a young man i might have come close
Verse 3:
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        From somewhere back east
She came to the valley
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        With a man who did her no good
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        He was fast with the ladies
A tin horn gambler
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        And a cheat whenever he could
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        She had no friends or family
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        Most of the time he was gone
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        He died in a card game
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        And she found herself all alone
Verse 4:
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        Alone and afraid and left unprotected
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        'Cause he was all that she had
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        Maybe i should have
But i never told her
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        So she never knew he was bad
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        But i'll always remember
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        Standing and watching her cry
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        There was no one to help her
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        But i was determined to try
Verse 5:
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        I mended her fences and
Fixed up her cabin
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        I had everything looking good
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        I laid by her food
And wood for the winter
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        Helping wherever i could
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        The more i was around her
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        The more i wanted to be
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        There was something about her
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        That brought out a good side of me
Verse 6:
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        I went into town,i brought a new outfit
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        I got me a haircut and shave
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        I'd trek through the snow
For no good reason
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        Just to go by her cabin each day
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        I don't know about love
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        But i was quite taken in by it all
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        Till her brother came in the Spring
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        And he took her back to St. Paul
Verse 7:
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        I don't go down to Jackson
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        Ain't nothing there but motels and bars
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        Too damn many tourists
No place to hide
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        They'll find you wherever you are
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        They like to call me old timer
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        I am getting older i guess
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        But i don't like the changes
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        'Cause i've seen it all at its best
Verse 8:
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        When my life is over
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        I don't want to be left in town
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        But up in the mountains
There is a place
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        I've marked off my own piece of ground
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        High in the Tetons
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        Above and away from it all
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        From the top of old Grand
I bet on a clear day - you can see
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        All the way to St. Paul
Perret Charles-Amir : perret@diva.univ-mlv.fr


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