Baltimore Oriole Lyrics - John Mellencamp

John Mellencamp Trouble No More cover art
publisher: ©Peermusic Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Hoagy Carmichael, Paul Francis Webster
release date: 2003-6-3
genres: Rock
styles: Blues Rock
length: 3:55
Baltimore Oriole
Took one look at that mercury, forty below
No life for a lady
To be draggin' her feathers around in the snow
Leaving me blue, off she flew
To the Tangipaho-down Louisiana
Where a two-tiin' Jaybird
Met the divine Miss O

I'd like to ruffle his plumage
That Baltimore Oriole
Messed around with that big guy
Till he singed her wings
Forgivin' is easy-it's a woman like, now and then
Could happen to thing
Send her back home
Home ain't home without her warbling
How she can sing
Make a lonely man happy, Baltimore Oriole
Come down from that bough
Fly to your daddy now

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CD 1
  • 1 Stones in My Passway
  • 2 Death Letter
  • 3 Johnny Hart
  • 4 Baltimore Oriole
  • 5 Teardrops Will Fall
  • 6 Diamond Joe
  • 7 The End of the World
  • 8 Down in the Bottom
  • 9 Lafayette
  • 10 Joliet Bound
  • 11 John the Revelator
  • 12 To Washington