One More Town

 

Written by John Stewart

 

ĎOne More Towní is on ďTrio YearsĒ, Homecoming Records (86), re-released as CD by NEC (88) under the title ďNew FrontierĒ with seven additional songs

from ďSecret Tapes 86Ē (originally a Homecoming Records cassette) and by Folk Era (93) under the title ďChilly WindsĒ with seven songs from ďRevenge ofthe BudgieĒ (83).  The Kingston Trio recorded the song in the early sixties. 

When I learned ĎOne More Towní quite a while ago, my hearing and sound judgment let me down a couple of times.  Art Faller sent me his version of the song and I have to admit it was better than mine by far.  Much of what you are about to read is owed to Art.

 

 

(G) (Bm) (C) (D7)6x

If thereís (G)one more (Bm)town, (C) Iíll be (D7)going,
(G) A fight for the (Bm)winning,(Am7)Iíll be (D7)there,
(G) One more (Bm)song, oh, (C)Iíll be (D7)singing,
(C) Iím always (Bm)going, but I (Am7)donít, (D7)donīt know (G)where.
Keep a-(Bm)moving and Iím (C)moving (D7)on,
(G) Keep a-(Bm)moving and Iím (C)moving (D7)on.

 

Went (G)down to New (Bm)Orleans last (C)summer, (D7)
On a (G)flat boat (Bm)working my (Am7)way. (D7)
There were (G)well-mannered (B7)ladies and (C)streets that were (G)shady,
But for (Em)me, I (A7)never could (D7)stay.(D)(D7)(D6)(D7)

So if thereís (G)one more (Bm)town, (C) Iíll be (D7)going,
(G) A fight for the (Bm)winning, (Am7) Iíll be (D7)there.
(G) One more (Bm)song, oh, (C)Iíll be (D7)singing,
(C) Iím always (Bm)going, but I (Am7)donít, (D7) donīt know (G)where.

Keep a-(Bm)moving and Iím (C)moving (D7)on,
(G) Keep a-(Bm)moving and Iím (C)moving (D7)on.

(G) Keep a-(Bm)moving and Iím (C)moving (D7)on,
(G) Keep a-(Bm)moving and Iím (C)moving (D7)on.

(G) Keep a-(Bm)moving and Iím (C)moving (D7)on,
(G) Keep a-(Bm)moving and Iím (C)moving (D7)on.

(G) Keep a-(Bm)moving and Iím (C)moving (D7)on,
(G) Keep a-(Bm)moving and Iím (C)moving (D7)on.

 

I spent (G)seventeen (Bm)years(C) in West Vir(D7)ginia,
(G) Eight more (Bm)years just (Am7) running (D7)free.
(G) The girls back (B7)home in their (C)blue gingham (G)dresses
Only (Em)said one (A7)thing to (D7)meÖ((D)(D7)(D6)(D7)

If thereís (G)one more (Bm)town, (C) Iíll be (D7)going,
(G) A fight for the (Bm)winning, (Am7) Iíll be (D7)there.
If there's (G) one more (Bm)song, oh, (C) Iíll be (D7)singing,
(C) Iím always (Bm)going, but I (Am7)donít, (D7)donīt know (G)where.
Keep a-(Bm)moving and Iím (C)moving (D7)on,
(G)Keep a-(Bm)moving and Iím (C)moving (D7)on.

I (G)sailed up to New (Bm)York in a (C)schooner, (D7)

(G) Oh, and I wouldnīt be (Bm)staying there (Am7)long. (D7)

There were (G)bright city (B7)lights and (C)girls in pink (G)tights,

And their (Em)faces were (A7)all painted (D7)on. (D)(D7)(D6)(D7)

 

So if thereís (G)one more (Bm)town, (C) Iíll be (D7)going,
(G) A fight for the (Bm)winning, (Am7) Iíll be (D7)there.
(G) One more (Bm)song, oh, (C) Iíll be (D7)singing,
(C) Iím always (Bm)going, but I (Am7)donít, (D7)donītknow (G)where.
Keep a-(Bm)moving and Iím (C)moving (D7)on,
(G) Keep a-(Bm)moving and Iím (C)moving (D7)on.

(G) Keep a-(Bm)moving and Iím (C)moving (D7)on,
(G) Keep a-(Bm)moving and Iím (C)moving (D7)on.

(G) Keep a-(Bm)moving and Iím (C)moving (D7)on,
(G) Keep a-(Bm)moving and Iím (C)moving (D7)on.

(G) Keep a-(Bm)moving and Iím (C)moving (D7)on,
(G) Keep a-(Bm)moving and Iím (C)moving (D7)on.(G)

© John Stewart, All Rights Reserved

 

janhauenstein@gmx.de with a lot of help by Art Faller or rather: Art Faller with a little help from Jan Hauenstein

 

2002