Montego Bay Lyrics

by Merle Haggard

I showed her most of Tennessee that's all I could afford
I even thought of stealing so I could show her more
But she never did seem happy and I often heard her say
Hey I like it here, but I love Montego Bay

Oh I should have gone with her at least I wouldn't know
What about Montego Bay that makes it pull so strong
All I've got's old mem'ries of the way she used to say
Hey I like it here but, I love Montego Bay

Why couldn't I convince her why couldn't I make her see
There's no way Montego Bay needs her more than me
When she left she seemed so happy I can still hear her say
Hey I like it here, but I love Montego Bay

Why couldn't I convince her [unverified]