Jim, I Wore A Tie Today Lyrics

by The Highwaymen

Jim, Jim, I wore a tie today
The first one that I ever wore
And you'd have said I looked like a dummy
Out the dry goods store

Oh Jim, Jim, the Preacher said a lot of things
But I didnt hear a word he said
My mind kept wanderin' back down the trail
Back to the good times we had

Riding herd through sun and the rain
Panning for gold on the cuff
We've did everything in the book I guess
And a lot that they never thought up

Oh Jim, Jim, so you're ridin' on ahead
Well if thats how its going to be
When you reach those streets paved with gold
Jim, stake a claim out for me

We did everything we could do for you Jim
But your fever just wouldn't go down
So we put you in the wagon Jim
And this morning we got you back to town

But when we got here you were gone Jim
And there wasnt anything anybody could do
And they dressed you up in a fancy suit and a necktie
So today, we wore one too

Riding herd through sun and the rain
Panning for gold on the cuff
We've did everything in the book I guess
And a lot that they never thought up
Oh Jim, Jim, so you're ridin' on ahead
Well if thats how its going to be
When you reach those streets paved with gold
Jim, stake a claim out for me