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These highway 40 blues, Iíve walked holes in both my shoes

The highway called when I was young, Told me lies of things to come

You know Iíve rambled all around, Like a rolling stone from town to town

Men-star by the right-hand go, left allemande and weave the ring

Wasted time and money too, (Squandered youth in search of truth)

Shattered dreams my mind is numb, (My moneys gone, stick out my thumb)

Well Iíve played the music halls and bars (Had fancy clothes and big fine cars)

Swing your girl and promenade

But in the end, I had to lose - Lord above Iíve paid my dues

My eyes are filled with bitter tears - Lord I aint been home in years

Things a country boy canít use, Dixieland I sure miss you

Got the highway 40 blues

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Heads forward/sides - Square-through four hands you go - Swing-through, boys cross-run, girls trade, girls run, couples hinge,

bend the line, right and left through, half sash-ahy, swing and promenade

But in the end, I had to lose - Lord above Iíve paid my dues

Got the highway 40 blues

 

 

 

 

 

Well these Highway 40 blues

I've walked holes in both my shoes

Counted the days since I've been gone

And 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 the 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 the Highway 40 blues

 

You know I've rambled all around

Like a rolling stone from town to town

Met pretty girls I have to say

But none of them could make me stay

 

Well I've played the music halls and bars

Had fancy clothes and big fine cars

Things a country boy can't use

Dixieland, I sure miss you

Got the Highway 40 blues

 

Written by Larry E. Cordle ē Copyright © Universal Music Publishing Group