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The Lehigh Valley

TML # 005995
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According to Ed Cray in The Erotic Muse,_ the original of this hobo song was a parlor song used in an 1882 play. The first printed bawdy version dates to 1912 and was sung to the tune of Red River Valley.
Don't look at me that way, stranger,
I didn't s*** in your seat.
I just come down from the mountains
With my balls all covered with sleet.

I've been up in the Lehigh Valley,
Me and my old pal, Lou,
A-pimpin' for a whorehouse
And a God damned good one too.

It was there that I first f***ed Nellie;
She was the village belle.
I was only a lowdown panderer
But I loved that girl like hell.
But along came a city slicker,
All handsome, gay and rich,
And he stole away my Nellie,
That stinking son-of-a-bitch.

I'm just restin' my ass a moment,
And then I'm on my way.
I'll hunt the runt that swiped my c***
If it takes till Judgement Day.

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