The Songs He Sang
So Long, It's Been Good: Lyrics
As performed by Cisco Houston
Woody GuthrieAppears on:
I've sung this song, but I'll sing it again 'Bout that place that I lived on that wild windy plain In a month called April, a county called Gray And here's what all of the people there say: Chorus: So long, it's been good to know ya; So long, it's been good to know ya; So long, it's been good to know ya. But this dusty old dust is a-gettin' my home And I gotta be driftin' along. The dust storm came, it hit like thunder It dusted us over, it dusted us under; It blocked out the traffic it blocked out the sun, And straight for home all the people did run Singin'... Chorus: The sweethearts they sat in the dark and they sparked, They hugged and they kissed in that dusty old dark; They cried and they sighed and they hugged and they kissed But instead of marriage, they were talkin' like this: Honey,... Chorus: My telephone rang and it jumped off the wall, That was the preacher a-makin' his call. He said, "Kind friends, this may the end You've got your last chance for salvation from sin!" The church it was jammed and the church it was packed, The dusty old dust it blowed so black The preacher could not read a word of his text, So he folded his specs, he took up collection, Said... Chorus:
One of Woody's most famous compositions, though for the life of me, I don't know why, we here get something not released on other CDs or ever on LP. Thanks Vanguard; wish you'd done this a bit more!.