Twas in the spring, one sunny day
My good gal left me, Lord she went away
But now she’s gone, and I don’t worry
‘Cause I’m sittin’ on top of the world
She called me up, from El Paso
Sayin’, come back Daddy, I need you so
Don’t like my peaches, don’t shake my tree
Stay outta my orchard, let my peaches be
Mississippi River, long, deep and wide
The woman I’m loving is on the other side
Was in the summer, One early fall,
Just tryin’ to find my Little Gal and all
Now don’t come runnin’ Holdin’ up your hand.
Can get me a woman Quick as you can get a man.
Happen for days, Didn’t know your name.
Oh, why should I worry Or crave you in vain?.
Went to the station, Down in the yard,
Gonna get me a freight train, Work’s done got hard.
The lonesome days, They have gone by,
Why should I beg you? You said good-bye.