Mike's Big Book of Songs

New South - Move Along

old les jampole taught me the five string banjo
out there on there on the square
old ladies would shout from their balcony windows
you two fellas you can't pay down there
you got to move along move along
take your weird looking friend and you're one endless song
it don't matter where you go just so long
as you move along

the old ladies in their balcony windows would start to shriek
we're gonna call the police
there ought to be a law against playing cripple creek
two hundred times and we ain't sayin please
move along move along
take your weird looking friend and you're one endless song
it don't matter where you go just so long
as you move along

so me and les we'd give up and go to the a & p
and with our fifty cent
we'd split a cherry cola les and me
all the money we made that day spent
then we'd try our luck on royal
while the big mess band broke for beer
singin' i'm gonna play my banjo for y'all
'til the banjo player gets here
then i'll move along move along
take my weird looking friend and our one endless song
don't matter where we go just so long
as we move along

the most me and les ever made on the street was six dollar
not a promising start to a career
so les went back to roofing houses that fall
and i came to work right here
now i have traveled from californee
all the way to the eastern sea board
but old les jampole only traveled two stories
from a roof top to the arms of the lord
he moved along moved along
my weird looking friend and his one endless song
it don't matter where he gone
just so long as he moved along
yeah we move along move along
with our weird looking friends and our one endless song
it don't matter where we go just so long as we move along

©2002 Mike West

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