Nanci Griffith

Oh the city snow makes your brown eyes shine

We've gotta look real hard to find a reason to cry

New York, New York is a friend of the traveling kind

And I'm coming around from years of hard times

He's chased me down through the towns and the miles

Once stilled by love he was bound to roll on by


And if you feel my love won't leave you

And if your sorrow has been your share

If you are traveling back to Georgia

Won't you take me with you there

Well I'm long gone darlin', lonesome blue

I been thinking of leavin', I been thinkin' of you

But that big city singin', man, I like the way that it shines

I was half a mile from Canada waitin' on a train

Wonderin' and wishin' I could disappear again

I been killed by love till it takes me to the end of the line

(repeat chorus)

Well, I've been troubled by a love untrue

He's a fool who'll drown in his fountain of youth

I can see that now as I'm walkin' and talkin' with you

Well, I been blinded by the sun, washed in the rain

Scattered in America, I'm scatterin' again

But if you're goin' south darlin' I guess I'm travelin with you

(repeat chorus twice)


Take me with you...

Oh... won't you take me home


Nanci Caroline Griffith, born July 6, 1953, is an American singer, guitarist and songwriter from Austin, Texas, United States. Her career has spanned a variety of musical genres, predominantly country and folk, and what she terms "folkabilly."

She won a 1994 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album for Other Voices, Other Rooms, an album of Griffith covering the songs of artists who influenced her.

Her best-known song is From a Distance, by Julie Gold ... Read More