SONGS:
-- My Hometown Avalon --
Written by Mississippi John Hurt


Found on:

Rumours of Glory - box set Disc 8 (2014) [compilation album]
Lyrics:

Got to New York this mornin', just about half-past nine
Got to New York this mornin', just about half-past nine
Hollerin' one mornin' in Avalon, couldn't hardly keep from cryin'

Avalon, my hometown, always on my mind
Avalon, my hometown, always on my mind
Pretty mama's in Avalon, want me there all the time

When the train left Avalon, throwin' kisses and wavin' at me
When the train left Avalon, throwin' kisses and wavin' at me
Says, "Come back, daddy, stay right here with me"

Avalon's a small town, have no great big range
Avalon's a small town, have no great big range
Pretty mama's in Avalon, they sure will spend your change

New York's a good town but it's not for mine
New York's a good town but it's not for mine
Goin' back to Avalon, near where I have a pretty mama all the time




  • Editor's Note - These lyrics are from an online source not the Rumours of Glory Box Set liner notes.




    Musicians
    Janice Powers: Keyboard
    Bruce Cockburn: 12-String Guitar, Harmonica, Vocal

    Production
    Produced by Bruce Cockburn and Colin Linden
    Engineered by Colin Linden
    Recorded at Studio Pinhead Recorders, Toronto in 2001

    Previously unreleased. Alternate version appears on the album Avalon Blues: A Tribute To The Music Of Mississippi John Hurt (Vanguard 79582-2, 2001)




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