Song – Baby I’m Gone Again

WRITER

  • Bob Gibson
  • Shel Silverstein

PUBLISHER(S)

  • Robert Josiah Music
  • Melody Trails Music

Song Licensing information

RECORDINGS BY OTHER ARTISTS

  • Glenn Yarbrough

Song Notes

Quirky, upbeat, farewell song with driving banjo and sizzling acoustic lead guitar.

LYRIC

Baby, I'm Gone Again

The livin’ is easy on Easy Street
My bed is warm, my woman is sweet
But then I hear those freight train wheels a-clickin’ again
Then this heart inside me starts to quickin’ again
This restless foot I got it starts in kickin’ again
So I’ll grab my hat and, baby, I’m gone again

The days are warm, the nights are cool
If I leave this place I’d be a bloody fool
But then I hear the steamboat whistle blowin’ again
Leaves are fallin’ soon it’s gonna be snowin’ again
It’s time a man like me was goin’ again
So I’ll pack my bag and, baby, I’m gone again

It feels so good to hold you near
I tell myself I’m happy here
But then I hear the trav’lin’ music playin’ again
And all those bills I’ve paid will soon need payin’ again
The tick-tock clock says time for me to be strayin’ again
So I’ll grab my hat and, baby, I’m gone again

Been sleepin’ deep in a feather bed
With the prettiest dreams a-runnin’ ‘round inside my head
But then I hear those far-off voices singin’ again
Some ramblin’ tune this old guitar will be ringin’ again
Honey, please don’t cry when I say goodbye
I’m off and swingin’ again
Gonna grab my hat and, baby, I’m gone
Pack my bag and, baby, I’m gone
Kiss me quick ‘cause, baby, I’m in the wind

Words and music Bob Gibson & Shel Silverstein

Baby, I'm Gone Again

by Bob Gibson | Where I'm Bound