Johnny Horton - Hank And Joe And Me Lyrics




In the desert where we searched for gold
The days're hot, the nights're cold
Hank and Joe and me walked on
So bold and brave and free
For days and days we fought the heat
I got so thirsty and I got so weak
And when I fell 'cause I couldn't go
I heard Hank say to Joe

He's dyin' (dyin', dyin')
For water
Hear him cryin' (cryin', cryin')
For water

Well, lay him down in the dust and sand
He said Joe you know he's a dyin' man
Leave him there and let him die
I can't stand to hear him cry for water

I don't remember how long I lay
But when I awoke it was the break of day
Buzzards circled miles ahead
I knew Hank and Joe were dead
My eyes were dimmed but I could see
A bed of gold nuggets under me
Now I know that it won't be long
Till they decorate my bones

'Cause I'm dyin' (dyin', dyin')
For water
Can't help cryin' (cryin', cryin')
For water

Well, they laid me down in the dust and sand
He said Joe you know he's a dyin' man
Leave him there and let him die
I can't stand to hear him cry for water
He couldn't stand to hear me cry for water





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  1. John Platje

    johnny horton was a uniek person in the music

    Norman Leach

    U * ni * que It's funny how many words I'll say out loud by the way they are spelled...Check out Wagon Train's Sheb Wooley (fun songs, especially his western music...along the lines of Lorne Greene - talk about unique.) Good luck.

  2. mrtaterman

    love this song! hard to find! thanks for the upload, huge fan of Johnny Horton!

  3. Glen Leonartovich

    Thanks for uploading this, been looking for it