The Gulf Of Mexico

Album: I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive (2011)
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  • Come and gather 'round me people
    And a tale to you I'll tell
    Of my father and his father
    In the days before the spill
    With an endless sky above 'em
    And a restless sea below
    And every blessin' flowing from the Gulf of Mexico

    Well my Granddad worked the shrimp boats
    From the time that he was grown
    And he scrimped and saved and bought himself
    A trawler of his own
    He was rough and he was ready
    And he drank when he was home
    But he made his family's livin' on the Gulf of Mexico

    He was rollin'
    He was rollin'
    'Cross the deep blue water
    He was rollin'

    Well my Daddy drove a crew boat
    Haulin' workers to the rigs
    He was sick of mendin' nets
    And couldn't stand the smell of fish
    So he drew a steady paycheck
    Twenty years from Texaco
    When he died we spread his ashes
    On the Gulf of Mexico

    He was rollin'
    He was rollin'
    'Cross the deep green water
    He was rollin'

    As for me I dreamed of nothing
    Any grander than the day
    That I stepped out on the drillin' floor
    To earn a roughneck's pay
    Then one night I swear I saw the devil
    Crawlin' from the hole
    And he spilled the guts of hell out in the Gulf of Mexico

    We were rollin'
    We were rollin'
    'Cross the blood-red water
    We were rollin' Writer/s: STEVE EARLE
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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