The Songs He Sang
Way Out There: Lyrics
As performed by Cisco Houston
Words and Music: Bob NolanAppears on:
There's a spot I know Where no man will go Where the shadows have all the room I was riding free On that old S.P. Humming a Southern tune When a man come along And made me hush my song Kicked me off a way out there [Yodel] Then threw down my load In the desert road And I rested my weary legs too I watched the sinking sun Make the tall shadows run Across those barren plains Then I hummed a tune Up to the rising moon He gets lonesome way out there [Yodel] Then I closed my eyes To the starlit skies I lost myself in dreams I dreamed the desert sand Was a milk and honey land Then I woke up with a start There's a train coming back That one way track Gonna take me away from here [Yodel] As she passed me by I caught her on the fly I climbed in an open door Then I looked around to that desert ground Saw the spot I would see no more As I was riding away I heard the pale moon say "Farewell pal it sure gets lonesome here" [Yodel]
The first composition by the composer of "Cool Water" and "Tumbling Tumbleweeds", (Bob Nolan) a pure Western song of the remote and chilly desert. I too was once thrown off a train I should not have been on, but my experience was not lonely but rather frightening.