Navajo Rug feat. Jerry Jeff Walker
Tom Russell Lyrics


Well it's two eggs up on whiskey toast
Home fries on the side,
You wash her down with the roadhouse coffee
That burns up your inside,
It's just a canyon, Colorado diner,
A waitress I did love,
We sat in the back 'neath an old stuffed bear,
A worn out Navajo rug.

Aye, aye, aye, Katie,
Shades of red and blue
Aye, aye, aye, Katie,
Whatever became of the Navajo rug and you?

Well, old Jack the boss, he left at six
It was, 'Katie, bar the door'.
She'd pull down that Navajo rug
And we'd spread it across the floor,
I saw lightning frame the sacred mountains
The wooing of the turtle doves
Just Iying next to Katie,
On that old Navajo rug.

Aye, aye, aye, Katie,
Shades of red and blue
Aye, aye, aye, Katie,
Whatever became of the Navajo rug and you?

Well, I saw old Jack about a year ago,
Said the place burned to the ground,
All he saved was an old bear tooth
And Katie she left town,
Well, Katie, got a souvenir too,
Jack smiled as he spit out a big old plug,
Well, you shoulda seen her coming through the smoke
She was dragging that Navajo rug.

Aye, aye, aye, Katie,
Shades of red and blue
Aye, aye, aye, Katie,
Whatever became of the Navajo rug and you?

So every time I cross the sacred mountains
And lightning jumps above,
It always takes me back in time
To my long lost Katie love,
You know everything keeps on a moving
Everybody's on the go,
Hey, you don't find things that last anymore
Like a hand-woven Navajo.

Aye, aye, aye, Katie,
Shades of red and blue
Aye, aye, aye, Katie,
Whatever became of the Navajo rug and you!

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Written by: THOMAS GEORGE RUSSELL

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Comments from YouTube:

osmadchlo

Sad today to learn of his passing. This was one of my favorites of his. Thank you for posting. Long live JJW!

Josh High

I got to walk him off of stage 10 years ago. A very nice person

Josh High

I loved that man

movintohonobia

Great song! Love Jerry Jeff

nicodemus007

i love this song

Scott Jones

This is a memory all the way through. Miss you Jerry... and you too Katie

Gary Inman

Been awhile since got to hear this

Matthew McSheffrey

🌹🌹🌹❤️❤️❤️🥃👍R.I.P.

gortagnan

Not my usual BUT try getting it out of yr head ! Find myself singing along ! Maybe it’s that lovely rug !

gortagnan

It’s the RIFF not the rug !

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