If I Don't Be There By Morning - Eric Clapton

by Bob Dylan and Helena Springs

Blue sky upon the horizon,
Private eye is on my trail,
And if I don't be there by morning
You know that I must have spent the night in jail.

I've been running from Memphis to L. A.
Had an appointment set sometime for today,
And if I don't be there by morning
You know that I must have gone the other way.

Finding my way back to you girl,
Lonely and blue and mistreated too.
Sometimes I think of you girl,
Is it true that you think of me too?

I got a woman living in L. A.
I got a woman waiting for my pay,
And if I don't be there by morning,
Pack my clothes, get down on your knees and pray.

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I left my woman with a twenty dollar bill.
I left her waiting, I hope she's waiting for me still.
If I don't be there by morning
You know that I, I never will.


EARLY IN THE MORNING (traditional)

When a girl reach the age of 18
She begins to think she's grown,
And hat's the kind of little girl
You can never find at home.

Come and see me early in the morning,
Just about the break of day.
Want to see me hug my pillow
Where my baby used to lay?

One drink of wine,
Two drinks of gin.
Pretty young got me
In the shape I'm in.

Chorus

I pass by the juke joint,
Look through the door.
She's doing the boogie-woogie
In the middle of the floor.

Chorus

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