Song – You Go Thisaway

WRITER

  • Bob Gibson
  • Shel Silverstein

PUBLISHER(S)

  • Robert Josiah Music

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LYRIC

You Go Thisaway

When I was a baby, baby, baby
When I was a baby on my momma’s knee
My momma told me
The old lady told me
Women gonna bring you misery

You go thisaway, I’ll go thataway
You go thisaway, then, oh then
You go thisaway, I’ll go thataway
See you sometime but I don’t know when

When I was a young man, young man, young man
When I was a young man I took a wife
She called me honey
And she took my money
Took twenty years right off my life

You go thisaway, I’ll go thataway
You go thisaway, then, oh then
You go thisaway, I’ll go thataway
See you sometime but I don’t know when

Now I’m older and a little bit wiser
Ain’t no woman gonna make me fall
‘Cause you can’t live with ‘em
And you can’t live without ‘em
Guess they just won’t you live at all

You go thisaway, I’ll go thataway
You go thisaway, then, oh then
You go thisaway, I’ll go thataway
See you sometime but I don’t know when

So, baby, I’m gonna hug you and, baby, I’ll kiss you
Baby, I’ll sing you pretty songs
And just about the time
You think you got me
You’ll turn around and I’ll be gone

You go thisaway, I’ll go thataway
You go thisaway, then, oh then
You go thisaway, I’ll go thataway
See you sometime but I don’t know when

Words & music by Huddie Ledbetter
Collected & adapted by John A. Lomax and Alan Lomax
Augmented with new words & new music by Bob Gibson and Shel Silverstein
© Robert Josiah Music (2019)