Who Sang By the Time I Get to Phoenix? Maureen McGovern
Release Date: 2008
By the time I get to Phoenix she'll be risin'
She'll find the note that I left hangin' on her door
She'll laugh when she reads the part that says I'm leavin'
'Cause I've left that girl, oh, too many times before
By the time I make Albuquerque she'll be workin'
She'll probably stop at lunch, she'll try to give me a call
She'll just hear that empty phone keep on ringin'
Off the wall, that is all
By the time I make Oklahoma she'll be sleepin'
She'll turn softly and she will, she'll call my name out low
Oh, and she will cry just to think I'd really leave her
Though time and time again, Lord, I've tried to tell her so
She just didn't know I would really go
I tried to tell her so