Who Sang Fifty Miles of Elbow Room? The Red Clay Ramblers

The Red Clay Ramblers Twisted Laurel / Merchants Lunch cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1992
producer: Bruce Kaplan, The Red Clay Ramblers, Bill McElroy and Alice Gerrard
lead vocals: Mike Craver
vocal: Jim Watson and Tommy Thompson
engineer: Bill McElroy
Lyrics
Twelve hundred miles its length and breadth
The four square city stands
It's gem set walls of jasper shine
They're not made with human hands
One hundred miles its gates are wide
Abundance entrance there
With fifty miles of elbow room
On either side to spare
When the gates swing wide on the other side
Just beyond the sunset sea
There'll be room to spare as we enter there
Room for you and room for me
For the gates are wide on the other side
Where the flowers ever bloom
On the right hand on the left hand
Fifty miles of elbow of elbow room
Sometimes I'm cramped and crowded here
And long for elbow room
I want to reach for altitude
Where the fair flowers bloom
It wont be long before I pass
Into that city fair
With fifty miles of elbow room
On either side to spare
When the gates swing wide on the other side
Just beyond the sunset sea
There'll be room to spare as we enter there
Room for you and room for me
For the gates are wide on the other side
Where the flowers ever bloom
On the right hand on the left hand
Fifty miles of elbow of elbow room

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Blue Jay / The Girl I Left Behind Me
  • 2 Twisted Laurel
  • 3 The Hobo's Last Letter
  • 4 Mississippi Delta Blues
  • 5 The Telephone Girl
  • 6 Will You Miss Me
  • 7 The Ace
  • 8 The Corrugated Lady
  • 9 When Bacon Was Scarce / Ryestraw
  • 10 I Was Only Teasing You
  • 11 Fifty Miles of Elbow Room
  • 12 Flying Cloud Cotillion
  • 13 The Beale Street Blues
  • 14 Merchants Lunch
  • 15 A Beefalo Special
  • 16 Woman Down in Memphis
  • 17 Molly Put the Kettle On
  • 18 Milwaukee Blues
  • 19 Melancholy
  • 20 Rabbit in the Pea Patch
  • 21 I've Got Plans
  • 22 Daniel Prayed
  • 23 Forked Deer
  • 24 Henhouse Blues
  • 25 Sweet and Slow

  • Release information
    label: Flying Fish Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 018604005529
    script: Latin