GONNA TAKE MY GUITAR
(B. Hodge)
BOBBY HODGE (Rebel 819)

Gonna take my guitar and leave this town
I'm gonna find me a new place to hang around
Baby, I ain't coming back for a long long spell
This guitar wants to see a new place
I guess baby you wanna see a new face
So I'm gonna be too far to reach by mail
Well, you know why baby, 'cause you turned me down
You thought I'd always be around
But I'm tellin' you baby, you got a lot to learn
Me and this guitar is gonna be gone
We're gonna be too far to reach by phone
In the honky-tonks we're gonna have ourselves a time

This guitar's a-singin' and a-talkin' pretty loud
It sure feels good to get away from your crowd
So I'm headed south for I know a gal named Dinah
If the creeks don't rise and the weather stays fair
It won't be long and we'll be right there
In my hometown in the state of North Carolina
I'm gonna take my guitar and leave this town
I'm gonna find me a new place to hang around
Baby, I ain't coming back for a long long spell
This guitar wants to see a new place
I guess baby you wanna see a new face
So I'm gonna be too far to reach by mail

You know why baby, 'cause you turned me down
You thought I'd always be around
But I'm tellin' you baby, you got a lot to learn
Me and this guitar is gonna be gone
We're gonna be too far to reach by phone
In the honky-tonks we're gonna have ourselves a time
I tried to change you, but what's the use
You're a red hot mama and you're on the loose
And you're never tired of honky-tonkin' around
This big guitar is ringin' low
All tuned up and is ready to go
So goodbye baby, I'm North Carolina bound