Haley's Comet

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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 »

"Do you know who I am?" said Bill Haley 
In a pancake house down near the Rio Grande 
Well the waitress said, "I don't know you from diddley
To me you look like one more tired old man"

Well he walked all alone down on Main street 
Was a hot wind blowin' up from the south 
There were two eye's starin' in a pawnshop window 
A whiskey bottle lifted to his mouth

There was no moon shinin' on the Rio Grande 
A truck of migrants pulled through town 
The jukebox was busted at the bus depot 
When Haley's comet hit the ground

Well he blacked out all the windows in his bedroom 
He was talkin' to the ceiling and the walls 
Then he closed his eyes and hit the stage in 1955 
And the screams of the women filled the hall

There was no moon shinin' on the Rio Grande 
A truck of migrants pulled through town 
The jukebox was busted at the bus depot 
When Haley's comet hit the ground

Well a cop walks in a pancake house in Texas 
And he orders up two coffees to go 
He tells the waitress, "Baby, we just found the body
Of someone who was famous long ago."

There was no moon shinin' on the Rio Grande 
A truck of migrants pulled through town 
The jukebox was busted at the bus depot 
When Haley's comet hit the ground

When Haley's comet hit the ground

Written by: DAVE ALVIN, TON RUSSELL

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