Avalon Blues

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the-last-shot-got-him(Mississippi John Hurt)
1928

Avalon, my hometown, always on my mind.
Avalon, my hometown.
Pretty mamas in Avalon, want me there all the time.

I left Avalon this mornin’, about half-past nine
I left Avalon this mornin’,
Pretty mamas in Avalon, want me there all the time.

Leavin’ Avalon this morning,
throwin’ kisses and wavin’ at me
Leavin’ Avalon this morning,
Sayin’, “Come back, daddy, stay right here with me.”

Hate to tell you pretty mama, but you’ve got to know,
Hate to tell you pretty mama,
Leavin’ Avalon this morning and I ain’t coming back no more.

New York’s a good town, but it’s not for mine
New York’s a good town.
Pretty mamas in Avalon, want me there all the time.

Avalon’s a small town, got no great big trains
It’s a small town, man,
Pretty mamas in Avalon, they sure will spin your chain.

There’s just one thing, I can’t understand
Just one thing, man,
All those pretty mamas in Avalon, and I’m just one man.

Avalon, my home town, always on my mind.
Avalon, my home town,
Pretty mamas in Avalon, want me there all the time.

This tune led to Hurt’s rediscovery in 1963, originally recorded on December 21, 1928 in New York City.

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