Able Bodied Man

Able Bodied Man

Jack Ingram

I'm calling from the station
And I haven't got much time to let you know
I've got a ticket for Missouri
And there's things I need to say before I go

If I could I'd have you meet me but I don't see how I can
I don't have enough to pay your fare
There's a factory in Columbus hiring now I understand
And they're looking for an able bodied man

You should receive some money
In a letter that I mailed two days ago
But when I wrote the letter saying
You could come to me I didn't know

That I was going to lose my job in such a little while
So now we're going to have to change our plans
They may not hire me in Columbus but I'm pretty sure they will
'Cause they're looking for an able bodied man

If I'd had more education
I'd have made a better life for me and you
But such simple manual labor
Is the only kind of work that I can do

The bus is loading for Missouri so I guess I better go
I'll call you as soon as I can
I'll be sending you a ticket 'cause I think I'll get the job
If they're looking for an able bodied man
And remember I'm your able bodied man

Written by FOSTER, JERRY / RICE, BILL
Published by Universal Music Publishing Group

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