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Went on down South now, to New Orleans
Met me a woman, pretty as could be
She was a singer, and I was a thief
We spent our nights a-drinkin' down on Bourbon Street

There's not a night that passes me by
That I don't think about what I left behind
For all of my wanderin', there's one thing I've seen
The woman that I loved the most, I left in New Orleans


It wasn't long now till the law caught up to me
I ran to her quick as I could move my feet
I said to her, "Darlin', there's no time to be neat.
Johnny Law's behind me, and we have to leave."

There were tears in her eyes now, as she looked up at me
Her voice was a-quiverin' as she said solemnly,
"What about my music? You know I want to sing.
Runnin' from the law-dogs is no place for me."

There's not a night that passes me by
That I don't think about what I left behind
For all of my wanderin', there's one thing I've seen
The woman that I loved the most, I left in New Orleans


I hopped the train to Memphis before the law caught up to me
I changed my name and story, and I lived my life free.
Done five years a-wanderin' since I left New Orleans
Plenty of travelin' both sides of the Mississippi

There's not a night that passes me by
That I don't think about what I left behind
For all of my wanderin', there's one thing I've seen
The woman that I loved the most, I left in New Orleans
The woman that I loved the most, I left in New Orleans

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from Welcome Home, released May 6, 2011

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The Olde Souls and the Makeshift Band Columbus, Ohio

Tired of playing boring gigs to bored audiences, a pair of singer-songwriters/lifelong friends decided to join forces and start a band. Assembling a cast of friends around them they formed the Epic (read: Pretentious) Folk group "The Olde Souls". They may never be famous, they may never find their music in regular rotation on radio, but they'll be sure to entertain, and have a good time doing it. ... more

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