lang stallings

lang stallings

 Seattle, Washington, USA
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Lyrics

Katy Lynn

Written By: Lang Hughes Stallings

I used to be as free as anyone of you there,
starin' out your windows at my shackled feet.
Now I'm doin' hard time on a road gang for the county just because they caught me goin' the wrong way on a oneway street.
Now I may have been a little high but I swear I wan't drunk,
but the trooper said there'd beedn burglaries,
so open up your trunk;
I had just wanted to get home to live my days with she that loved me: Her name was Katy Lynn, now ever parted we will be.

Katy Lynn, what I'd do to hold you in these arms again,
I'd hold you 'cause you told me, Katy Lynn, you couldn't live without me too, Katy Lynn.

She hadn't left much of a trail for me to follow;
I nearly lost it when she blew through Omaha.
she'd taken most everything she could beg or steal or borrow.
she mostly stole it all, then I took the fall for Katy Lynn

Katy Lynn, what I'd do to hold you in these arms again,
I'd hold you 'cause I told you, Katy Lynn you couldn't live without me too, Katy Lynn

Katy Lynn, I kept believin' despite the evil she had done.
Katy Lynn, she'd been deceivin' me and leading me to believe I'd always been the only one.
guess I'd gone around the bend for Katy Lynn.

I finally caught her at the border in El Paso,
the Rio Grande looked like a stream of blood that day.
She was smilin' big for me as I wrapped my hands around her;
It vanished from her face, I closed the trunk and drove away.
Now I may now be a criminal but I never stole a thing,
though I took from her cold finger our gold engagement ring.
So when you see me let me be a lesson for those who would stray:
If someone steals your heart that's a crime and they must pay.

Katy Lynn, what I did to hold you in these arms again,
I'd hold and I told you, Katy Lynn, you shouldn't live without me too, Katy Lynn.
Katy Lynn, Katy Lynn, My Katy Lynn