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May I Sleep In Your Barn Tonight Mister Lyrics

Artist: Hank Thompson
Album: Songs For Rounders

One night it was dark and it was storming when along came a tramp in the rain
He was making his way to some station to catch a long distance train

May I sleep in your barn Mister it is cold lying out on the ground
And the cold north wind is whistling and I have no place to lie down
Now I have no tobacco nor matches and I'm sure I can cause you no harm
I will tell you my story kind Mister for it runs through my heart like a storm

It was three years ago just last summer I shall never forget that sad day
When a stranger came out from the city and said that he wanted to stay
Now the stranger was fair tall and handsome and he looked like a man who had wealth
And he wanted to stay in the country said he wanted to stop for his health

One night as I came from my workshop I was whistling and singing with joy
I expected a kind hearty welcome from my sweet loving wife and my boy
But what did I find but a letter it was placed in my room on the stand
And the moment my eyes fell upon it I picked it right up in my hand

Now this note said my wife and the stranger had left and had taken my son
Oh I wonder if God up in heaven only knows what this stranger has done
May I sleep in your barn Mister it is cold lying out on the ground
And the cold north wind is a whistling and I have no place to lie down

Comments/Interpretations

by Leonard ( Len ) Hetz on 2/14/2011 10:04pm
Yes, This is the song I was thinking of.

I did not think there was any chance of getting the words even withe the wonders of our internet.
by Marilyn rosell on 12/3/2018 4:30am
Wow I am 80 an I use to here my grandfather sing this I was so surprised to see the words on this phone wow the internet can be something thank you for words it brings back memories my gramps use to sing this to tune of red river valley








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