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No Vacancy, song lyrics

Song: No Vacancy
Lyrics: Merle Travis (2)

Music: Cliffie Stone (3)
Year: 1946
Genre: Country
Country: USA


All along the road of life I roam,
Looking for a place to call my home.
Not a fancy mansion nor a bungalow for me.
But ev'rywhere I go I seem to find,
Hanging on the door's the same old sign,
And my heart beats slower
when I read on the door, "No Vacancy".

CHORUS:
No vacancy. No vacancy.
All along the line,
It's the same old sign,
Waiting for me.
No vacancy. No vacancy.
And my heart beats slower
when I read on the door, "No Vacancy".
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Not so long ago when the bullets screamed,
Many was the happy dreams I dreamed,
Of a little nest where I could rest,
When the world was free.
Now the mighty war over there is won,
The troubles and trials have just begun,
As I face that enemy terrible sign, "No vacancy".

(CHORUS)

Brother, living in that life of ease,
You better take a moment on your knees.
Thank the Lord above for all his love, then think about me.
Living in the world of greed and hate,
Hoping ev'ry day that the hand of fate,
Will remove that sign that's hangin' on the door, "No Vacancy".
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(CHORUS)

No vacancy.


Notes:

1 - Transcribed, April 2012 from a 1946 Tex Williams radio broadcast recording.

2 - Merle Travis from the Country Music Hall of Fame.

3 - Cliffie Stone, on Wikipedia