Who Sang I Washed My Face in the Morning Dew? Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton Just the Two of Us cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1968-9
length: 2:49
composer: Tom T. Hall
lyricist: Tom T. Hall
The first strange town I was ever in the county was hangin' a man
And nobody cared if he lived or he died and I just didn't understand
So I washed my face in the morning dew bathed my soul in the sun
Washed my face in the morning dew and kept on moving along
The second strange town I was in they were laughing at a poor crippled man
Begging for nickels and dimes on the street and I just didn't understand
So I washed my face...
The third strange town that I was in was settled peaceful and nice
The rich got richer and the poor got poorer and to me it didn't seem right
So I washed my face...

Now someday times are bound to change it can't be very far
And each injustice that I have seen will come before the bar
Then I'll wash my face in the morning dew bathe my soul in the sun
Wash my face in the morning dew and my journey will be done

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Closer by the Hour
  • 2 I Washed My Face in the Morning Dew
  • 3 Jeannie’s Afraid of the Dark
  • 4 Holding on to Nothin’
  • 5 Slip Away Today
  • 6 The Dark End of the Street
  • 7 Just the Two of Us
  • 8 Afraid to Love Again
  • 9 We’ll Get Ahead Someday
  • 10 Somewhere Between
  • 11 The Party
  • 12 I Can