I Washed My Face in the Morning Dew Song Lyrics

Tom T. Hall

Tom T. Hall Ballad of Forty Dollars and His Other Great Songs cover art
sponsored links

It's likely your browser's cookies are disabled. You'll need to turn cookies on. We can only display part of these lyrics to any suspicious robots due to licensing restrictions.

The first strange town I was ever in
The county was hangin' a man
Nobody cared if he lived or died
And I just didn't understand

So I washed my face in the morning dew
Bathed my soul in the sun
Washed my face in the morning dew
And kept on movin' along

The second strange town I was in
They were laughing at a poor crippled man
Begging for nickels and dimes on the street
And I just didn't understand

Track Listing

  • 1 That's How I Got to Memphis
  • 2 Cloudy Day
  • 3 Shame on the Rain
  • 4 Highways
  • 5 Forbidden Flowers
  • 6 Ain't Got the Time
  • 7 Ballad of Forty Dollars
  • 8 I Washed My Face in the Morning Dew
  • 9 A Picture of Your Mother
  • 10 The World the Way I Want It
  • 11 Over and Over Again
  • 12 Beauty Is a Fading Flower


  • credits


    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Tom T. Hall
    album: Track 8 in album Ballad of Forty Dollars and His Other Great Songs
    release date: 1968
    popularity : 64 users have visited this page.
    genres: Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Country

    Album Information

    country(area): United States
    script: Latin