Walk Through The Bottomland
Lyle Lovett Lyrics


A New Jersey lady I knew long ago
And she was a lady I say
But she met a cowboy who rode on the rodeo
And he stole her heart straight away

The New Jersey lady she loved him so true
Another love she never had
But cowboys are lonesome and cowboys are blue
And they make the ladies so sad
Sing me a melody
Sing me a blues
Walk through the bottomland without no shoes
The Brazos she's running scared
She heard the news
Walk through the bottomland without no shoes

The New Jersey lady knew he loved her too
And you know she tried to hold on
But the rodeo life was the life that he knew
He had to keep drifting along

She never married and she never would
And all of the people they'd say
The New Jersey lady she just ain't no good
To follow a cowboy that way

Sing me a melody
Sing me a blues
Walk through the bottomland without no shoes
The Brazos she's running scared
She heard the news
Walk through the bottomland without no shoes

The lady she'd sing him to sleep in the night
And then in the morning he'd go
She loved the darkness and hated the light
Along with that damn rodeo

The New Jersey lady the day that he died
She covered him over with clay
And feeling the wind in the night as she cried
She heard the old cowboy say

Sing me a melody
Sing me a blues
Walk through the bottomland without no shoes
The Brazos she's running scared
She heard the news
Walk through the bottomland without no shoes

Sing me a melody
Sing me a blues
Walk through the bottomland without no shoes
The Brazos she's running scared
She heard the news
Walk through the bottomland without no shoes

Won't you walk through the bottomland without no shoes?

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: LYLE PEARCE LOVETT

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Comments from YouTube:

ridetolive1000

Why isn't Lyle Lovett a superstar?

Douglas McIntyre

ridetolive1000:

That's a great question. I think maybe at this stage of his life Lyle Lovett has had enough super stardom to last a lifetime, made worse during his roughly 21 month marriage to superstar actress Julia Roberts where he was labelled the worse half of 'beauty and the beast.' I think right now he's happy raising his horses, doing show biz at a pace he enjoys. He can tour at times, put a album out every few years, plus do a few personal appearances, tribute shows, gigs like the NPR Tiny Desk Concert, etc. But mostly hang out at home instead of the unsatisfying musician's nomadic, touring lifestyle. He certainly no longer needs to tour or put out new albums to pay the bills, so he can get out and perform when he wants to for the love of the music.

Mattdirk59

In my eyes he is, of the highest order!🎶

Douglas Gay

He is to folks that are not selfish and greedy. A great writer and performer.!! Doesn't get much better than Lyle. A true American treasure.!!

Marvin the Maniac

He is, but only in his native Texas.

moonlitme

Sounds like Emmylou Harris on harmonies.

moonlitme

+mrtouretted
sigghhh......emmylou

mrtouretted

It is indeed Emmylou.

musicbox193

I led this song at camp once and I think most people had a bit of trouble with it

Cody McGuire

Perfect song

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