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On a winter night in Webb County, Texas
On the north bank of the mighty Rio Grande
I was watching the jungle fires a-burnin'
Across the border of a not-so-distant land

And the echoes of the church bells that were swingin'
Could be heard from Guadalupe Market Square
There was a girl down there in the south side of the river
She had feathers tied into her long black hair

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Said, if I was I was white-crowned sparrow
I would float upon the southern skies of blue
But I'm stuck inside the wheels of Laredo
Wishing I was rolling back to you
(Wish I was rolling)

I put on my favorite jacket for Jamboozie
I painted up my eyes and wore my beads
There was a band playing "To God Be the Glory"
There were people dancing all around the streets

There were barrels on the sidewalk that were burning
And a fortune-teller readin' people's hands
And I swear I heard those church bells ringing
Across the border in a not-so-distant land

Singing, if I was white-crowned sparrow
I would float upon the southern skies of blue
But I'm stuck inside the wheels of Laredo
Wishing I was rolling back to you

(Back to you)

If I was white-crowned sparrow
I would float upon the southern skies of blue
But I'm stuck inside the wheels of Laredo
Wishing I was rolling back to you
Wishing I was rolling back to you

Writer(s): Timothy Jay Hanseroth, Brandi Marie Carlile, Phillip John Hanseroth

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