By The Time I Get To Phoenix

Words and Music by : Jimmy Web

Recorded by Harry Belafonte on:
Recording date: December 5, 1967
Master number: UPKM-8644
Playing time: 2:46
45 : SP45-181, 47-9542, 47-15064
LP : LSP3938, SRA-5225, CL42216, CCSLP-186, 341990, SDL003,
Tape: TP3-5063
CD: B93001, 07863-67403-2, 78948, 1130-15250-2

Also recorded by
Burl Ives CS9675, 05677-50168-4

Glenn Campbell Capitol SM-12040
Wim Overgaauw CBS S64105 (Instrumental)
Roger Whittaker  


By the time I get to Phoenix she’ll be rising
She’ll find the note I left hanging on her door
Oh she’ll laugh when she reads the part that says I’m leaving
‘Cause I’ve left that girl so many times before

By the time I make Albuquerque she’ll be working
She’ll probably stop at lunch and give me a call
But she’ll just hear that phone keep on ringing on the wall that’s all

By the time I make Oklahoma she’ll be sleeping
She’ll turn softly and call my name out low
And she’ll cry just to think I’d really leave her oh
Though time and time I’ve tried to tell her so
She just didn’t know I would really go