Philadelphia Lawyer Lyrics

by Merle Haggard

PHILADELPHIA LAWYER
WRITER 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. TAG: There's one less Philadelphia Lawyer In old Philadelphia tonight.