The Streets of Baltimore Lyrics

Nanci Griffith


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Harlan Howard, Tompall Glaser
album: Track 17 in album Other Voices, Too (A Trip Back to Bountiful)
release date: 1998-7-21
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length: 2:38

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I sold the farm to take my woman, where she longed to be
We left our kin and all our friends back there in Tennessee
I bought those one way tickets, she had often begged me for
And they took us to the streets of Baltimore

Her heart was filled with laughter, when she saw those city lights
She said, "The prettiest place on earth is Baltimore at night"
Oh well a man feels proud to give his woman, what she's longing for
And I kind of liked the streets of Baltimore

Well I got myself a factory job, I ran an old machine
I bought a little cottage in a neighborhood serene
Yet every night when I came home with every muscle sore
She would drag me through the streets of Baltimore

Well I did my best to bring her back to what she used to be
But I soon learned she loved those bright lights
Much more than she loved me

Now I'm a going back on that same train
That brought me here before
While my baby walks the streets of Baltimore
Yes, my baby walks the streets of Baltimore

Track Listing

  • 1 Wall of Death
  • 2 Who Knows Where the Time Goes?
  • 3 You Were on My Mind
  • 4 Walk Right Back
  • 5 Canadian Whiskey
  • 6 Desperadoes Waiting for a Train
  • 7 Wings of a Dove
  • 8 Dress of Laces
  • 9 Summer Wages
  • 10 He Was a Friend of Mine
  • 11 Hard Times Come Again No More
  • 12 Wasn't That a Mighty Storm?
  • 13 Deportee (Plane Wreck at Los Gatos)
  • 14 Yarrington Town
  • 15 I Still Miss Someone
  • 16 Try the Love
  • 17 The Streets of Baltimore
  • 18 Darcy Farrow
  • 19 If I Had a Hammer (The Hammer Song)