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High and Lonsesome

03:44
Saltwater Stringband
03/31/2015
Nathan W. Clendenen (ASCAP)

Lyrics

Are you High and Lonesome

Are you High and Lonesome as me

I'm standing alone on a mountain

While I'm drowning out at sea

Are you High and Lonesome as me

 

She came down from the City of Baltimore

She was the prettiest gal that I had ever seen

She was running away on down to the Shore

She sure ran all over me

 

Now I'm High and Lonesome...

Falling down from top sails

In the backwoods of Tennessee

Are you High and Lonesome as me

 

Well one day I though I'd finally found her

Thought she was the sweetest gal with whom I'd ever been

I gave my heart but she gave me the soul of her shoe*

I was a damn fool to think that she loved me

 

Now I'm High and Lonesome...

Stranded up on the Front Range

In the middle of the prairie 

Are you High and Lonesome as me

 

Now I know that my whole life if ramblin'

But this here singin' is the best thing that I do

I know I owe to myself to figure out something soon

Get my poor soul moving on from you...

 

I am High and Lonesome...

 

*"... soul of her shoe..." line by Darin Engh