January 8, 2011
Fitzgerald Theater, St. Paul, MN
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Leaving Home - Lyrics

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Here it is January and we are stuck at home
Snowstorm knocked out the power, we got no heat or phone
I'm leaving you
When the plow comes through.

Never cared for winter, hate to shovel snow
And I get depressed when the sun is low
Soon as I can get out
I'm heading south

Oh I'm going away, I'm going to stay, never coming home
Gonna miss me honey in the days to come
When the winter wind begins to blow, the ground is covered up
You're gonna think of me, and miss me your sweetheart
I'm leaving you, darling, if the car will start

Now Frankie done said to her Johnnie
Don't go near that door
Underneath her silk kimono
She drew a forty-four
You sit right there
On that kitchen chair

Now Johnnie fled down the stairway
He's cryin' 'Frankie, don't shoot'
Wearing his great big parka
And a size thirteen boot
Out in the snow
Twenty-six below

Oh I'm going away, I'm going to stay, never coming home
Gonna miss me honey in the days to come
When the winter wind begins to blow, the ground is covered up
You're gonna think of me, and miss me your sweetheart
I'm leaving you, darling, if the car will start

Johnny jumped in his car
Johnny turned the key
Nothing happened cause Frankie
Had taken the battery
Out of the car
Into her boudoir

Now send for your rubber-tired towtruck
Call for Triple A
Call up the auto graveyard
Tow that car away
That engine's dead
Since Johnny said

Oh I'm going away, I'm going to stay, never coming home
Gonna miss me honey in the days to come
When the winter wind begins to blow, the ground is covered up
You're gonna think of me, and miss me your sweetheart
I'm leaving you, darling, if the car will start