Songwriter: C. WALKER
Jim, I did everything that I could
But your fever just wouldn’t die down
So I tied your horse to the wagon bed
And last night I brought you to town.
But when I got there you were gone Jim
And there was nothin’ nobody could do
I bought you a suit and a tie Jim
And today I wore one too.
Jim I wore a tie today
The first one that I ever wore
And you’d have said I looked like a dummy
Out of a dry goods store.
Jim they said a lot of things
But I don’t know a thing they said
My mind kept wanderin’ off down the trail
Back to the times that we’ve had.
And for gold on the cuff
We’ve done everything in the book I guess
And a lot they’d never thought up.
Well Jim, you’re ridin’ on ahead
I guess that’s how it has be
But when you reach those streets paved with gold Jim
Stake a claim out for me…