Down & Out in Dudeville

from by Robert Lindsay Nathan

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This song was inspired from a period of time when I was living in the Extended Stay Hotel on Hotel Circle in Dan Diego California. It was bit lonely there, but I had my dog Medina with me. We would take daily trips to Dog Beach at the mouth of the San Diego River, and on weekends we would take hiking treks into the mountains that were east of town.

Dudeville became my enamored reference for Southern California because everyone called each other "Dude". Even some of the women.

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Down and Out in Dudeville
Copyright 2005 Robert Lindsay Nathan


Intro:

Dm G C
Dm G C
Am Em
F G

C
I miss my home in Texas
C G
A place that I dearly love
C
I miss migas and beans for breakfast
G G
And her bluebonnet skies, above


Dm G C
If I could get off, this company tit,
Dm G C
And their drip fed bread, I’d take a long trip
Am Em
Back to my Texas hills and that wide open land
F G
With a song in my heart, and a Shiner in my hand!

Well I miss my friends in Texas
Folks that I truly love
I miss lovin’ and livin’ that’s reckless
It’s all I’ve been thinking’ of.

I miss campfires and guitars on starry lit nights
Banjos and fiddles, tuned and played right
Rednecks and hippies, that howl at the moon
For beefsteak and spuds, on the side with a tune!

I miss my home in Texas
A place that I dearly love
I miss migas and beans for breakfast
And her bluebonnet skies, above

Now I’m lost here in Dudeville, feeling down and out
In a hotel here in SoCal in the middle of a drought,
Nobody knows me here, nobody cares
When I sing my songs of Texas life, all I get are stares.

So I miss my home in Texas
A place that I dearly love
I miss migas and beans for breakfast
And her bluebonnet skies, above

Break

And I miss my friends in Texas
Folks that I truly love
I miss lovin’ and livin’ that’s reckless
It’s all I’ve been thinking’ of.
Those blue bonnet skies above
Folks that I truly love

credits

from The Long Road, released April 15, 2016
Robert Lindsay Nathan - Acoustic Guitar, Lead Vocal
Mark Hallman - Drums, Harmonies
Glenn Fukunaga - Upright Bass
Cindy Cashdollar - Steel Guitar
Elana James - Fiddle

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Robert Lindsay Nathan Canyon Lake, Texas

Robert Lindsay (Bama) Nathan was born in New Orleans on September 24, 1952. He was raised in Muscle Shoals Alabama and formally educated in Texas (Gig 'em Aggies). He has been writing songs since the early 1970's and has circled the globe playing them.

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