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Tom Russell

Thomas George "Tom" Russell (born March 5, 1947/1948[dubious – discuss]) is an American singer-songwriter. Although most strongly identified with the Texas Country music tradition, his music also incorporates elements of folk, Tex-Mex, and the cowboy music of the American West. Many of his songs … more »

How's the weather in Winnipeg? 
The broke-down nags with the bandaged legs 
At Assinboa Downs? 
The night we painted the town A dark, dark blue 
Stolen Thunder in Thunder Bay 
Woke up knowin' that we came the wrong way 
So we turned it all around 
To the cold hard sound 
To the turnin' of the gears 
To the blood hard sound 
The turnin' of the years

I was thinkin' of you last night 
North of the border in the Northern Lights 
One horse town with the Indian name 
And all the gentle words 
I could never say 
Love shines in the night 
In the morning it's gone away

Cup of coffee in old Moose Jaw 
Used to be the hideout of a bad outlaw 
Named Al Capone His fedora on 
Walkin' in the snow 
We headed west, then it all broke up 
Skull-Smashed-In-Buffalo-Jump 
Rockin' and a reelin' 
That old buffalo feelin' 
Of fallin' through the air 
And never really knowin' how the hell 
We ended up there

I was thinkin' of you last night 
North of the border in the Northern Lights 
One horse town with the Indian name 
And all the gentle words 
I could never say 
Love shines in the night 
In the morning it's gone away

How's the weather in Winnipeg? 
When the ice melts 
On the first of May 
On those desolate streets 
One old Sikh 
In a powder blue cab 
Is there an Indian name 
For the love and trouble we had?

I was thinkin' of you last night 
North of the border in the 
Northern Lights 
One horse town with the Indian name 
And all the gentle words 
I could never say 
Love shines in the night 
In the morning it's gone away

Written by: THOMAS GEORGE RUSSELL

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