The Songs He Sang
Dust Bowl Refugee: Lyrics
As performed by Cisco Houston
Woody GuthrieAppears on:
I'm a dust bowl refugee, Just a dust bowl refugee, From the dust bowl to that peach bowl, Now that peach fuzz is a-killin' me. I'm a dust bowl refugee, Just a dust bowl refugee, It's a never-endin' highway, For the dustbowl refugee. Well, we wander and we work In your crops and in your fruit, It's a hot, old dusty highway For the dust bowl refugee Down the mountain to the sea Come my wife and kids and me It's a hot old dusty highway For the dust bowl refugee Oh we ramble and we roam And the highway is our home It's a hot old dusty highway For the dust bowl refugee
Cisco's lyrics are far from the published version. Shorter, bleaker, far more repetitive. A tired man singing a tired song.