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Not much length to this report, but packed with lyrics.


Promised Land (Words and music by Chuck Berry)

I left my home in Norfolk Virginia, California on my mind, I straddled that Greyhound, And rode on into Raleigh And on across Caroline

We had motor trouble that turned into a struggle, Halfway across Alabam’, Well that hound broke down and left us all stranded, In downtown Birmingham

Right away I brought me a through train ticket, Ridin’ across Mississippi clean, And I was on that midnight flyer out of Birmingham, Smoking into New Orleans

Somebody help me get out of Louisiana, Just to help me get to Houston Town, There are people there who care a little about me, And they won’t let the poor boy down

Sure as your born they bought me a silk suit, Put luggage in my hand, And I woke up high over…

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