Who Sang T.J.'s Last Ride? Roger Miller

Release information
Release Date: 1970
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country
length: 3:02
Lyrics
Good man spent his life on the K Roll ferry line
He was just a man, nothing grand, just a man
But I never heard him treat no-one unkind

LAY him down slow, in the ground slow
LAY him down slow, while I dry my eyes
LAY him down slow, in the ground slow
LAY him down slow, it's old T.J.'s last ride

He FERRIED model A's to the Cape GUIRARDO shore
Way before my poppa ever had a son
When I was eight or nine I would sit by his back porch
And he would tell me stories from back in World War one

LAY him down slow, in the ground slow
LAY him down slow, while I dry my eyes
LAY him down slow, in the ground slow
LAY him down slow, it's old T.J.'s last ride

T,J.'s wife passed on, it was back in '61
Seems like yesterday, my my how time does fly
Still I would drop by and we'd sit and reminisce
And I'd stare across the river so as not to SEE him cry

LAY him down slow, in the ground slow
LAY him down slow, while I dry my eyes
LAY him down slow, in the ground slow
LAY him down slow, it's old T.J.'s last ride

Well now here we stand with our memories and prayers
Mourning and crying down to the youngest child
And all that's gathered here will remember T.J. Brown
He will miss his river and we'll miss his old smile

LAY him down slow, in the ground slow
LAY him down slow, while I dry my eyes
LAY him down slow, in the ground slow
LAY him down slow, it's old T.J.'s last ride

So let him down slow



Tracklist
Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Tom Green County Fair
  • 2 Precious Baby
  • 3 The Man Who Stayed in Monterey
  • 4 Jody and the Kid
  • 5 Mystery Train
  • 6 I Know Who It Is (And I'm Gonna Tell on 'em)
  • 7 All Fall Down
  • 8 Everybody's Talkin'
  • 9 The Fool
  • 10 T.J.'s Last Ride
  • 11 Crystal Day

  • Release information
    label: Smash Records
    country(area): United States
    format: Vinyl
    script: Latin