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Leavin' Town

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Jan Bell and the cheap dates
Jan Bell


The Maybelles - my Americana trio also have a version of this song, that became the title track to the album we made in Arkansas in 2007. i can honestly say its a song I barely remember writing, and is part dream, part simple rhyme scheme...although it does feature recurrent themes. i have fun with this one in live shows, by asking if anyone in the audience drives a Lincoln? Then I assure them that the car referred to in the song was simply a good rhyme!


Leavin' town, leavin' town, can't stay here no more, I'm in trouble with the law Leavin' town Baby daughter, my baby daughter oh no you never oughtta' do the things i thoughtta' leavin' town My little son, my little son oh your life has just begun and your mama's on the run we're leavin' town *My mama told me, Remember God sees Everything you do, He'll be watchin over you Get outta town, get outta town I went out drinkin' Oh lord what was i thinkin'? his breath was really stinkin' now i'm drivin' in his Lincoln outta town, way outta town 'Takes out his gun, he tells me 'Dance!' when he was done, i saw my chance 'took his wallet, took his pants 'took his gun and i said thanks and i left town (*chorus) My mama told me, remember God sees everything you do, He'll be watching over you Get outta' town, get outta' town Oh no matter what you do, He'll be watching over you.