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Walkin' Man

(Steve Nelson)
Guy Clark & Steve Nelson

Walkin’ Man      Guy Clark & Steve Nelson

 

What's up with the walkin' man

Wonder where he's gone

Marchin' down in Birmingham

I think I'll tag along

 

Was a walkin’ man come by here

About a hundred years ago

Walkin' down the trail of tears

Out to Oklahom-i-o

Out to Oklahome

 

         Hand me down my walkin' shoes

         Hand me down my cane

         Pack me up these my mandolin

         And I'll be on my way

         Hey, sure does look like rain      

 

Woody Guthrie was a walkin’ man

In the dust bowl days

Six string guitar in his hands

Kill a fascist every day

 

Chuck Berry is a walkin’ man

So was Gandhi too

Put me on my old Brogans

Ain’t nothin’ left to do

I’m goin’ walkin’ too

 

         Hand me down my walkin' shoes

         Hand me down my cane

         Pack me up some talkin’ blues

         And I'll be on my way

         Hey, sure does smell like rain

 

         If I had shoes like a walkin’ man

         Tell you what I’d do

         I’d walk away and not come back

         ‘Til I got to Katmandu-dah—do--dah

         All the do dah day  

 

 

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