Well, i'm goin' away for to leave you. might not come back any
More (more, more)
If i never more see your face again, then it's honey on that far
Distant, distant shore. honey on that far distant shore.
Well, now, i'm goin' down to new orleans, just to ride on the
Gotta keep bailin' all night long just to keep the darn boat
Here is where i was born and raised, where the cold, cold north
But i'm goin' back to old tennessee where my good gal only
Keep a light in your window. keep it burnin' bright.
Someday i'm gonna come a-knockin' at your door. baby, i'll treat