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Hello L.A., Bye Bye Birmingham

This song is by Alex Harvey and appears on the album Roman Wall Blues (1969).

I pack everything I own and I put it in a knapsack
I'm leaving Birmingham, yes I am, ain't never gonna look back
I bought me a guitar, I wrote me a song
I Played it to a DJ on the telephone
Goin' up to Hollywood, feelin' good, yes I am
Hello L.A., bye bye Birmingham

Ridin' on a Greyhound bus across the Tennesee borderline
Eatin' on a poor boy sandwich, drinkin' from a quart o' wine
I gotta get off at the next stop
My ticket's only good to Little Rock
Goin' up to Hollywood, feelin' good, yes I am
Hello L.A., bye bye Birmingham

I got mixed up with a big city woman in Little Rock
And I spent two days and nights in the county jail
I had to take a doo-doo job to get my guitar outta hock
But that's the way it goes when you had no dough to get bail

Then I run out o' transportation and I had to hitch-hike
I got me a seat with a fella, him a-ridin' on a motorbike
The folks are gonna know that I'm in town
Their heads are gonna turn when they hear my sound
Goin' up to Hollywood, feelin' good, yes I am
Hello L.A., bye bye Birmingham
Hello L.A., bye bye Birmingham
Hello L.A., bye bye Birmingham
Hello L.A., bye bye Birmingham

Hello L.A., bye bye Birmingham
Hello L.A., bye bye Birmingham

Credits

Written by:

Delaney Bramlett; Mac Davis

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