Philadelphia Lawyer
Bonnie Owens


Philadelphia Lawyer Lyrics

Way out in Reno Nevada
Where romance blooms and fades
A great Philadelphia lawyer
Was in love with a Hollywood maid

"Come love and we will wander out
Where the lights are bright
I'll win you a divorce from your husband
And we can get married tonight"

Now Bill was a gun totin' cowboy
Ten notches were carved on his gun
And all the boys around Reno
Left wild Bill's maiden alone

One night when he was returning
From riding the range in the cold
He dreamed of his Hollywood sweetheart
Her love was as lasting as gold

As he drew near her window
A shadow he saw on the shade
The great Philadelphia lawyer
Was making love with Bill's Hollywood maid

The night was as still as the desert
The moon was bright overhead
Bill listened awhile to the lawyer
He could hear every word that he said

"Your hands are so pretty and lovely
Your form's so rare and divine
Come go with me to the city
We'll leave this wild cowboy behind"

Now back in old Pennsylvania
Among the beautiful pines
There's one less Philadelphia lawyer
In old Philadelphia tonight

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Songwriter(s): Woody Guthrie
Publisher(s): Michael H. Goldsen Inc., Woody Guthrie Publications Inc.

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