Gram Parsons

Well I sold the farm to take my woman where she longed to be

We left our kin and all our friends back there in Tennessee

And I bought those one way tickets she had often begged me for

And they took us to the streets of Baltimore

Well her heart was filled with gladness when she saw those city lights

She said the prettiest place on earth was Baltimore at night

Well a man feels proud to give his woman what she's longing for

And I kind of like the Streets of Baltimore

Then I got myself a factory job, I ran an old machine

And I bought a little cottage in a neighborhood serene

And every night when I'd come home with every muscle sore

She'd drag me through the Streets of Baltimore

Well I did my best to bring her back to what she used to be

Then I soon learned she loved those bright lights more than she loved me

Now I'm-a-going back on that same train that brought me here before

While my baby walks the streets of Baltimore

While my baby walks the streets of Baltimore


Gram Parsons (November 5, 1946 – September 19, 1973) was an American singer, songwriter, guitarist and pianist born Ingram Cecil Connor, III. A solo artist as well as a member of The International Submarine Band, The Byrds and The Flying Burrito Brothers, he is best known for a series of recordings which anticipate the country rock of the 1970s and the alt-country movement that began in the 80s. Parsons was a close friend of Keith Richards and is also credited for turning the Rolling Stones onto country music in their 'Let it Bleed'-era. ... Read More