Who Sang Workin' in Corners? Nanci Griffith

Nanci Griffith Poet in My Window cover art
Credits
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
Houston
She's just around the corner
But I think I'll stop off here in Lafayette
Lord and have me another round

[Chorus:]
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

[Chorus]

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

[Chorus]

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



Tracklist
  • 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