Streets Of Baltimore
(Harlan Howard & Tompall Glazer)
Recorded by Des Kelly & The Capitol Showband
1967 - Pye 7N17257 / McAlpine’s Fusiliers



I sold the farm to take my woman where she longed to be
We left our kin and all our friends back there in Tennessee
I bought the one way tickets she had often begged me for
And they took us to the streets of Baltimore

Her heart was filled with laughter when I saw those city lights
She said the prettiest place on earth was Baltimore at night
Well a man feels proud to give his woman what she's longing for
And I tried to like the streets of Baltimore

I got myself a factory job, I ran an old machine
We bought a little cottage in a neighbourhood serene
But every night when I'd come home with every muscle sore
She would drag me through the streets of Baltimore

Well, I did my best to bring her back to what she used to be
But, I soon learned she loved those bright lights much, much more than she loved me
Now I'm goin' back on that same train that brought me here before
While my baby walks the streets of Baltimore,

Yes my baby walks the streets of Baltimore.
(Original recording by Bobby Bare, 1966)
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