Who Sang West Nashville Grand Ballroom Gown? Jimmy Buffett

Jimmy Buffett Living and Dying in ¾ Time cover art
Credits
release date: 1974-2
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country Rock/Classic Rock
length: 2:41
producer: Don Gant
membranophone: Sammy Creason
lead vocals: Jimmy Buffett
mixer: Tommy Semmes
electric guitar: Reggie Young
recording engineer: David McKinley
keyboard: Michael Utley
acoustic guitar: Jimmy Buffett
harmonica: Greg “Fingers” Taylor
bass guitar: Tommy Cogbill
pedal steel guitar: Doyle Grisham
1974
Standin' on side of the Highway 4 exit
A lady in tie-dye, a bag by her side
Not really lookin' like anything special
Saw Tennessee tags and she waved for a ride

Sat right beside me as the meter hit sixty
'Splainin' her travels and her family background
When she got through I could not help but thinkin'
She's a long way from a West Nashville grand ballroom gown

Chorus:
Father had money and her mother had love
Channelled entirely to her dear sister Dove
Twenty-two years in society's plan
Was cancelled in the swing of her dear mother's hand

Six hours later we hit Cincinnati
Yawnin', she woke and then asked where we were
When she found out, she said I must be goin'
This close to Nashville was too close for her

So I stopped by the roadside and I gave her five dollars
She took it then kissed me and gave me a note
She told me just to read it then mail it in Nashville
On old loose-leaf paper to her mother she wrote

Chorus:
She said, "Mama I'm fine if you happen to wonder
I don't have much money but I still get around
I haven't made church in near thirty-six Sundays
So fuck all those West Nashville grand ballroom gowns"

Yes she's a long way from a West Nashville grand ballroom gown






Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Pencil Thin Mustache
  • 2 Come Monday
  • 3 Ringling, Ringling
  • 4 Brahma Fear
  • 5 Brand New Country Star
  • 6 Livingston’s Gone to Texas
  • 7 The Wino and I Know
  • 8 West Nashville Grand Ballroom Gown
  • 9 Saxophones
  • 10 Ballad of Spider John
  • 11 God’s Own Drunk

  • Album Information
    label: Dunhill Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin