Cole Bernier

Lyrics: Robert Hunter
Music: Jim Lauderdale

A new Hunter/Lauderdale song in 2012.

Nineteen thirty in the state of Arizona
Cole Bernier and a party of four
Blew into Phoenix in a Model A Ford
One in the rumble seat, two on the floor

They rode into town like a big brass band
Like a gospel vision in a swirl of sand
A Louisiana hurricane dressed like a man
Come to Arizona for a one night stand

What you gonna do when there's nowhere to run
But a hundred miles of desert in the Arizona sun
Luck ain't important but it sure helps some
Hold some, fold some, cut out when you're done

Nobody knows just what went down
But things got different when they came around
The daughter of the mayor forgot how to frown
Everything they robbed got spent in town

Cole Bernier with a dollar and chage
Sat himself down at the poker game
Walked away with about the same
After winning it all, sent it back where it came

What you gonna do when there's nowhere to run
But a hundred miles of desert in the Arizona sun
Luck ain't important but it sure helps some
Hold some, fold some, cut out when you're done

When he was gone everybody blinked
Headed to the tavern for a good stiff drink
Murphy said to Salazar what do you think
Ernesto replied with a great big wink

Here in Arizona every once in a while
Something happens to make you smile
Test your mettle, put your soul on trial
You can see it coming for a desert mile

What you gonna do when there's nowhere to run
But a hundred miles of desert in the Arizona sun
Luck ain't important but it sure helps some
Hold some, fold some, cut out when you're done

Nineteen thirty in the state of Arizona
Cole Bernier and a party of four
Blew into Phoenix in a Model A Ford
One in the rumble seat, two on the floor
Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     2012 Carolina Moonrise Jim Laudersale

 


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