Thompson, Richard - When I Get To The Border Lyrics




Dirty people take what's mine
I can leave them all behind
They can never cross that line
When I get to the border
Sawbones standing at the door
Waiting till I hit the floor
He won't find me anymore
When I get to the border

Monday morning, Monday morning
Closing in on me
I'm packing up and I'm running away
To where nobody picks on me

If you see a box of pine
With a name that looks like mine
Just say I drowned in a barrel of wine
When I got to the border
When I got to the border

A one way ticket's in my hand
Heading for the chosen land
My troubles will all turn to sand
When I get to the border

Salty girl with yellow hair
Waiting in that rocking chair
And if I'm weary I won't care
When I get to the border

Monday morning, Monday morning
Closing in on me
I'm packing up and I'm running away
To where nobody picks on me

The dusty road will smell so sweet
Paved with gold beneath my feet
And I'll be dancing down the street
When I get to the border
When I get to the border





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  1. DarrenBonJovi

    2:15 those solos, all so seamless...

  2. Shannon Connor

    hey I really feel like the acoustic guitar in this song is in open g tuning but all tabs for it on the web are standard tuning. so if any of you happen to have the arcane knowledge I'm lacking pls share it with me

    Michael McMaken

    Try it in G capo 5

  3. ZionForman

    build that wall Donny

  4. Keith Keller

    Thanks and Sharing. Richard is great plus Love to Linda........

  5. Keith Keller

    Thanks and posting as Linda has a new album of Dance Hall tunes out.......

  6. Joe Crow

    Means so much-my late wife's favourite song-played at her funeral! Salty girl with yellow hair! xx

    William D Netherton

    What a great song for a funeral. May she rest in peace.

    Joe Crow

    Thank you Sir!

    JStarStar00

    Joe Crow And you'll always remember her with a smile.

  7. Rallabhandi Prabhakar

    This may be one of the best folk rock albums ever made

  8. Colonel Ed

    Love this track one of my favorites

  9. Anomaly Filmworks

    3 people have poor taste

  10. Fritz

    MCGREGOR!!!!!!!! BLOOD SWEAT PRIDE

  11. kafkacamus

    This album has no peer and this should be the opening song for Blood Meridian should it ever be made for cinema...

  12. Joe Arlt

    This album is an acquired taste for sure. But def one of their best. In a fair world theyd have been in the rock and roll hof years ago

  13. Primera Calle de la Soledad

    Dirty people take what's mine
    I can leave them all behind
    They can never cross that line
    When I get to the border
    Sawbones standing at the door
    Waiting till I hit the floor
    He won't find me anymore
    When I get to the border

    Monday morning, monday morning
    Closing in on me
    I'm packing up and I'm running away
    To where nobody picks on me

    If you see a box of pine
    With a name that looks like mine
    Just say I drowned in a barrel of wine
    When I got to the border
    When I got to the border

    A one way ticket's in my hand
    Heading for the chosen land
    My troubles will all turn to sand
    When I get to the border

    Salty girl with yellow hair
    Waiting in that rocking chair
    And if I'm weary I won't care
    When I get to the border

    Monday morning, monday morning
    Closing in on me
    I'm packing up and I'm running away
    To where nobody picks on me

    The dusty road will smell so sweet
    Paved with gold beneath my feet
    And I'll be dancing down the street
    When I get to the border
    When I get to the border

    scrimshank1

    Thanks for posting the lyrics.

  14. Deacon Cassidy

    sublime

    Fritz

    Deacon Cassidy with rome

  15. Mark Kelly

    and I'll be dancin' down the street, when I get to the border

  16. Johnny Catsup

    Gee, I wonder if Colin Meloy ever heard this song...

  17. Boz Ajanovic

    Linda sure massacres that chorus...

    Janice Livett

    She played the mandolin on this song - very well too

    Bryan Kirby

    Not by anyone with ears...

    Janice Livett

    And she played the penny whistle (that was rubbish too, I suppose)

    Brian Crosland

    @michael morphites Nonsense!

    chris blue

    @michael morphites can't wait to hear your album.

  18. vazmo14850

    this is the very song i ever heard from Richard Thompson....now i have more that 40 related albums...

  19. BunkMorelandsTie

    My favourite track on one of my favourite albums. The instrumental ending is sublime.

  20. Tankard Talk Gaming Channel

    My fave quitting tune along with David Byrne's "A Million Miles Away"

  21. Tankard Talk Gaming Channel

    Finally someone posted the original!

  22. wilbomc

    Absolute class!

  23. Boz Ajanovic

    In my personal top 10 since 1997.:)

  24. dave butcher

    Indeed seabornlee, that dreadful Canadian version was a sheer travesty. This is the real thing [down where those drunkards roll], a masterpiece from a masterful album

  25. 702neonboy

    one of the greatest albums ever top 500-folk rock masterpiece inspired radiohead a lot. great music!