Hang By Me

Lyrics: Robert Hunter
Music: David Nelson

A new New Riders song, introduced in 2010.

Hang by me, hang by me
Take the cash, let the credit be
Steady, Eddie, don't you cop a plea
Take the rap and let the rest go free

Hit and run, hit and run
A foreign smile that said all's done
She don't need no hot left gun
She's my one and only one

Hang by me, hang by me
All my friends are gonna hang by me
All in a bunch or separately
Same old branch of the same old tree

On the high iron let the big dogs [run]
Turpentine and a gospel song
Married Amonita in '21
The seventh daughter of a seventh son

Herding cages with a Gatling gun
Walking mist of the rising sun
Readng my midnight mail at dawn
Whistle down the moon and carry on

Hang by me, hang by me
All my friends are gonna hang by me
All in a bunch or separately
Same old branch of the same old tree

Thirty five short, forty five long
Steer me right or steer me wrong
Shoot up the town, shoot up the town
Jump in the whiskey vat and drown

Dive down three times, come up two
Bright blue thunder and shoo, fly, shoo
Screwball seven take three from ten
Papa said, Jimmy, how's that again

Hang by me, hang by me
All my friends are gonna hang by me
All in a bunch or separately
Same old branch of the same old tree

Turn on the key, turn on the key
Take the car, let my pickup be
I heard tell that Railroad Bill
Buried right here on Richmond Hill

One more run through Diamond Joe
Bright mid tempo and not too slow
Oil my engine, step on the gas
If you spot trouble, drive on past

Hang by me, hang by me
All my friends are gonna hang by me
All in a bunch or separately
Same old branch of the same old tree

Hang them high, hang them low
I'm going back to Jericho
Only one thing I do not know
What makes womenfolk carry on so

All she wrote is all she wrote
Ink ran out and the pencil broke
Last sheet of paper, all it said
Goodbye baby, bang you're dead

Hang by me, hang by me
All my friends are gonna hang by me
All in a bunch or separately
Same old branch of the same old tree

Hang by me, hang by me
All my friends are gonna hang by me
All in a bunch or separately
Same old branch of the same old tree

 


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