I Am a Pilgrim - G. Keillor
Saturday, November 27, 2004

I am a pilgrim and a stranger
Travelling through this world of snow.
When I looked outdoors this morning
I thought of heading for Mexico.

I've got a sister in Carolina
And a cousin in Tucson too.
I am determined to go and see them
After Christmas for a month or two.

I am a pilgrim and a stranger
Travelling down this lonesome road.
I am bowed down with grief and sorrow
And also from this overcoat.

I need to find another occupation
That I can do when I go south.
I could be a cashier in a Seven-Eleven
Or at Wal-Mart - I'm not too proud.

I am a pilgrim and a stranger
I'm heading south in a week or so.
To sit in the sun in my shorts and T-shirt
Where the grass is green and there is no snow.

I can live in my sister's basement
I know she loves me, that's what she said
I'm heading south when I get some money
Meanwhile I'll stay right here in bed.

Old Sweet Songs: A Prairie Home Companion 1974-1976

Old Sweet Songs

Lovingly selected from the earliest archives of A Prairie Home Companion, this heirloom collection represents the music from earliest years of the now legendary show: 1974–1976. With songs and tunes from jazz pianist Butch Thompson, mandolin maestro Peter Ostroushko, Dakota Dave Hull and the first house band, The Powdermilk Biscuit Band (Adam Granger, Bob Douglas and Mary DuShane).

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