Countryrockklassieker du jour: Too long at the fair

Bonnie Raitt in Later doet de oude liefde weer opvlammen. Ik kende haar alleen van Caroline, hier is zij in de Old Grey Whistle Test in 1976. Tracks waren lang houdbaar als actueel in de jaren zeventig, tenslotte.

Jesus cried, wept and died
I guess he went up to heaven
I’ve been downtown such a long, long time
I’ll never make it home by seven
Won’t you come & take me home
I’ve been too long at the fair
Lord, I just can’t stand it anymore

Well I went down to Jason’s
Walked ‘til my feet got sore
I never knew what laughin’ was
‘til you walked out the door
Won’t you come and take me home
I’ve been too long at the fair
Lord, I just can’t stand it anymore

Well, you can give my soul to Abraham
Give my soul to Saul
Give my bones to Canada
My feet they don’t hurt at all

I don’t know who made the highway
I guess that’s just my pride
But I have heard the prince of darkness
On his charger ride

The silver blade is gleamin’
The scales are in his hands
I swear another night is fallin’,
Don’t you lose another man
Won’t you come and take me home
I’ve been too long at the fair
And, lord, I just can’t stand it anymore


1972