Roving Sign

Lyrics: Robert Hunter
Music: Kurt Huget

I was born in San Fancisco
Cut my teeth in Arkansas
Spent my teens in Amarillo
That ain't all

Moved to Flagstaff, Arizona
In the Fall of '68
Since then I've been a loner
That's my fate

Sacramento in September
Papa's luck was on a roll
Cut to Georgia in December
Restless soul

When he settled down in Wheeling
That's when I up and left my home
I always had this restless feeling
Born to roam

Over and over
I'm rolling 'cross the border line
I was born for a rover
Born for a roving sign
I was born for a roving sign

I fell in love in Kansas City
Back in 1982
With a Puerto-Rican kiddie
Angelou

So sweet she wasn't pretty
And her eyes were kind of blue
But of course my feet got itchy
Like they do

I asked her to come with me
Come and share the life I led
We'd head for New York City
To be wed

But wise beyond her years
Which were nearly seventeen
I'd have drowned in all my tears
But for Darlene

Over and over
I'm rolling 'cross the border line
I was born for a rover
Born for a roving sign
I was born for a roving sign

Out in the driving blizzard
A bluebird calls my name
But the buzzard rips my gizzard
Just the same

I may go straight to heaven
When I kick this mortal shell
Or I may lay low in Texas
What the hell

I might go to the devil
Or even drift out to L.A.
'Cause any way that it turns out
Well it's OK

'Cause I'm never in a hurry
I've got no place to go
And I leave no one behind me
When I go

Over and over
I'm rolling 'cross the border line
I was born for a rover
Born for a roving sign
I was born for a roving sign

Well I said
Over and over
I'm rolling 'cross the border line
I was born for a rover
Born for a roving sign
I was born for a roving sign
Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     2003 Rio Lindo Moonlight Rodeo

 


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