Ft. Worth Blues/Steve Earle TvZ tribute song

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          about-townes: "Ft. Worth Blues/Steve Earle TvZ tribute song
          Tue, 05 Aug 1997 15:21:33 -0400

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Subject:  Lyrics to "Fort Worth Blues"
From:   cstokes@interalpha.co.uk (Janet Stokes)

Last night BBC Radio 2 here in the UK broadcast highlights from the
Cambridge Folk Festival - songs by Steve were I Ain't Ever Satisfied, My
Old Friend The Blues, Goodbye, and the new song, Fort Worth Blues. 
Steve said he wrote Fort Worth Blues in Galway, Ireland earlier this
year as his way of dealing with Townes Van Zandt's death.  

I think it's a really lovely song so I thought I would post the lyrics
for anyone who hasn't heard it yet (I hope I haven't made too many
errors; it was a little difficult to catch the exact
words in one or two places).


In Fort Worth all the neon's burnin' bright
Pretty lights green and blue
They'd shut down all the honky-tonks tonight
And say a prayer or two if they only knew 
You always said the highway was your home
But we both know that ain't true
It's just the only place a man can go
When he don't know where he's travellin' to

And Colorado's always clean and healin'
And Tennessee in spring is green and cool
It never really was your kind of town
But you went around with the Fort Worth Blues

And somewhere up above the great divide
Where the sky is wide and the clouds are few
A man can see his way clear to the light
Ah just hold on tight that's all you gotta do

And they say Texas weather's always changin'
One thing change'll bring is somethin' new
And Houston really ain't that bad a town
So you hung around with the Fort Worth Blues

There's a full moon over Galway Bay tonight
Silver light over green and blue
And every place I travel through I find
Some kinda sign that you've been through

And Amsterdam's always good for grievin'
And London never fails to leave me blue
And Paris never was my kinda town
So I walked around with the Fort Worth Blues

by Steve Earle