Allegheny

Lyrics Shared By: Jennifer

Johnny Cash:
How she got that junk car running
Guess I’ll never know
It never ran but once
And set two winters in the snow

Well, imagine running out on me
When I lay sound asleep
Allegheny

Well, my big mistake was thinking
She was something I could keep
She stole my winter’s food supply
And something else I fear

My savings in the mattress
Have strangely disappeared
Now those who know me best
Knows he who robs be best beware
Allegheny

I’m going to call up the dogs
And hunt you down
Drag you back here by the hair

Johnny: Oh, Allegheny, something tells me you’re dissatisfied
June Carter: Well, could it be because I’ve been your mail-order bride

Johnny: There’s a half of you that’s French
June: Yeah, and I need to crave a better style
Johnny: And a half of you is Cherokee
June: Yeah, and I’ve gone wild
Johnny: Allegheny

Johnny:
She’s got a head start on me
As a crow flies half a day
And unless I miss my guess
She’ll stop in Monterey
Allegheny

But If I take the Knoxville highway
13 hours it will be
Well, she forgot I knew the shortcut
I’ll be there in less than 3

Johnny: Oh, Allegheny, something tells me you’re dissatisfied
June: Well, could it be because I’ve been your mail-order bride

Johnny: There’s a half of you that’s French
June: Yeah, and I need to crave a better style
Johnny: And a half of you is Cherokee
June: Yeah, and I’ve gone wild
Johnny: Allegheny

Johnny:
I signaled for my dogs to wait outside the hotel door
I described her to the desk clerk
He said try the second floor
And then he mentioned she’s got company
And that marks the stranger’s doom
Allegheny

I wish I was her
So that I could see my face when I bust into the room

Johnny: Oh, Allegheny, something tells me you’re dissatisfied
June: Well, could it be because I’ve been your mail-order bride

Johnny: There’s a half of you that’s French
June: Yeah, and I need to crave a better style
Johnny: And a half of you is Cherokee
June: Yeah, and I’ve gone wild

Johnny: Alleghenny, Allegheny, Alleghenny
Come back here Alleghanny

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