Way Downtown Lyrics

Doc Watson


publisher: ©DOWNTOWN MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC
writers: D. Watson
album: Track 23 in album Old Timey Concert
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length: 2:27

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Way downtown just foolin' around
Took me to the jail
It's oh me and it's oh my
No one to go my bail

It was late last night when Willie came home
I heard him a-rapping on the door
He's a-slipping and a-sliding with his new shoes on
Mamma said Willie don't you rap no more

Way downtown just foolin' around
Took me to the jail
It's oh me and it's oh my
No one to go my bail

(break)

I wish I was over at my sweet Sally's house
Sittin' in that big armed chair
One arm around this old guitar
And the other one around my dear

Way down town just foolin' around
Took me to the jail
It's oh me and it's oh my
No one to go my bail

(break)

Now, its one old shirt is all that I got
And a dollar is all that I crave
I brought nothing with me into this old world
Ain't gonna take nothing to my grave

Way down town just foolin' around
Took me to the jail
It's oh me and it's oh my
No one to go my bail


Track Listing

  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 New River Train
  • 3 What Does the Deep Sea Say
  • 4 Sunny Tennessee
  • 5 Walkin' in Jerusalem
  • 6 Sittin' on Top of the World
  • 7 Pretty Little Pink
  • 8 My Home's Across the Blue Ridge Mountains
  • 9 Slewfoot
  • 10 Little Orphan Girl
  • 11 Long Journey Home
  • 12 Rank Stranger
  • 13 Crawdad
  • 14 Fire on the Mountain
  • 15 Eastbound Train
  • 16 On the Banks of the Old Tennessee
  • 17 Mountain Dew
  • 18 Corinna Corinna
  • 19 Footprints in the Snow
  • 20 I Saw a Man at the Close of Day
  • 21 Cackling Hen
  • 22 Wanted Man
  • 23 Way Downtown
  • 24 Will the Circle Be Unbroken