Highway 40 Blues
These Highway 40 Blues
I’ve walked holes in both my shoes
Counted the days since I’ve been gone
I’d love to see the lights of home
Wasted time and money too
Squandered youth in search of truth
But in the end I had to lose
Lord above I’ve paid my dues
Got them Highway 40 Blues

The highway called when I was young
Told me lies of things to come
Fame and fortune lies ahead
That’s what the billboard lights had said
Shattered dreams my mind is numb
My money’s gone stick out my thumb
My eyes are filled with bitter tears
Lord I ain’t been home in years
Got them Highway 40 Blues

You know I’ve rambled all around
Like a rolling stone from town to town
Met pretty girls I’d have to say
But none of them could make me stay
I’ve played the music halls and bars
Had fancy clothes and big fine stars
Things a country boy can’t use
Dixieland I sure miss you
Got them Highway 40 Blues