Who Sang Workin' in Corners? Nanci Griffith

Nanci Griffith Poet in My Window cover art
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Nanci Griffith
release date: 1982
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country
length: 4:05
producer: Nanci Griffith, Laurie Hill and John Hill
membranophone: John Hill
lead vocals: Nanci Griffith
engineer: John Hill and Laurie Hill
bass: Eric Taylor
background vocals: Evelyne Taylor and Brian Wood
acoustic guitar: Brian Wood and Nanci Griffith
pedal steel guitar: Brian Wood
associate producer: Eric Taylor, Brian Wood and Tom Southwick
It's a southern road west of New Orleans
I'm fightin' off a cold
From these winter rounds
She's just around the corner
But I think I'll stop off here in Lafayette
Lord and have me another round

I've been workin' in corners all alone at night
Pullin' down whiskey
Keepin' my eyes away from the lights
I'll never be a fool but I will gamble foolishly
I've never let go of love
Till I lost it in my dreams
I don't want to go to sleep
'Cause I just might dream

I'm stronger now, there was a man in my hometown
He sang so pretty
I'm glad he turned my head around
But I'd forgotten how to play a one night stand
Lord I didn't have a word to say
Just holdin' that stranger's hand


These city streets at five in the mornin'
I would've stopped to phone you
But I'm almost home
At my back door
There's a porch light that's shinin'
I just don't mind livin' here by myself
If I leave it on


I don't want to go to sleep
'Cause I just might dream
Don't want to go to sleep
You know I sure can dream
And I sure can dream
Sure can dream

  • 1 Marilyn Monroe/Neon and Waltzes
  • 2 Heart of a Miner
  • 3 Julie Anne
  • 4 You Can't Go Home Again
  • 5 October Reasons
  • 6 Wheels
  • 7 Workin' in Corners
  • 8 Waltzing with the Angels
  • 9 Trouble With Roses
  • 10 Tonight I think I'm Gonna Go Downtown
  • 11 Poet in My Window

  • Album Information
    country(area): United States
    script: Latin