Promised Land
Words:Chuck Berry
Music:Chuck Berry
Performed By:  Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley
Copyright:Unknown
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I left my home in Norfolk Virginia
California on my mind
I straddled that Greyhound
And rode into Raleigh
And on across Caroline

We had motor trouble
that turn into a struggle
Halfway across Alabam'
And that hound broke down
and left us all stranded
In downtown Birmingham

Right away I brought me
a through train ticket
Ridin' across Mississippi clean
And I was on that midnight flyer
out of Birmingham
Smoking into New Orleans

Somebody help me get out of Louisiana
Just to help me get to Houston Town
There are people there
who care a little about me
And they won't let the poor boy down

Sure as you're born brought me a silk suit
Put luggage in my hand

And I woke up high over Alberquerque
On a jet to the promised land

Working on a T-bone steak a la carte
Flying over to the golden state
Ah when the pilot told us in thirteen minutes
He would set us at the terminal gate

Swing low chariot come down easy
Taxi to the terminal zone
Cut your engines and cool your wings
And let me make it to the telephone

Los Angeles give me Norfolk Virginia
Tidewater four ten o nine
Tell the folks back home
this is the promised land calling
And the poor boy is on the line

Working on a T-bone steak a la carte
Flying over to the golden state
Ah when the pilot told us in thirteen minutes
He would set us at the terminal gate

Swing low chariot come down easy
Taxi to the terminal zone
Cut your engines and cool your wings
And let me make it to the telephone

Los Angeles give me Norfolk Virginia
Tidewater four ten o nine
Tell the folks back home
this is the promised land calling
And the poor boy is on the line
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