Who Sang Promised Land? Dale Hawkins

Dale Hawkins Wildcat Tamer cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Rock
Style: Rock & Roll
length: 2:59
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Lyrics
I left my home in norfolk virginia,
California on my mind.
Caught a bus and rode past raleigh,
On across caroline.

We had motor trouble it turned into a struggle,
Half way cross alabam,
And that hound broke down and left us all stranded
In downtown birmingham.

Straight off, I bought me a through train ticket,
Halfway cross Alabam
I didn't go and I rode that sucker
All the way down yonder land

Somebody help me get out of Mississippi
Just help me get to houston town.
Theres people there who care a little bout me
And they wont let the poor boy down.

Sure as I'm born, they bought me a silk suit,
Put money in my hands,
And I woke up high over albuquerque
On a jet to the promised land.

Right away had me t-bone steak a la carte so lean
Flying over to the golden state;
The pilot told me it won't be long
Wed be headin in the terminal gate.

I know what I'm gonna do soon as I leave this plane
Headed for the telephone call back home and this is what I'm sayin'
Operator won't you please dial Tidewater four ten o nine
This is the poor boy callin' from the promised land

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Wildcat Tamer
  • 2 Natural Man
  • 3 Born in Louisiana
  • 4 Goin' Down the Road
  • 5 Change Game
  • 6 Fire
  • 7 Hat Trick
  • 8 Irene
  • 9 Summer Time Down South
  • 10 Country Girl
  • 11 Every Way I Can
  • 12 Take It Home
  • 13 Promised Land
  • 14 Suzie Q

  • Release information
    label: Mystic Music
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 085365432222
    script: Latin