Sin City

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This old town is filled with sin,
It'll swallow you in
If you've got some money to burn.
Take it home right away,
You've got three years to pay
But Satan is waiting his turn

This old earthquake's gonna leave me in the poor house.
It seems like this whole town's insane
On the thirty-first floor your gold plated door
Won't keep out the Lord's burning rain

The scientists say
It'll all wash away
But we don't believe any more
Cause we've got our recruits
And our green mohair suits
So please show you ID At the door.

A friend came around.
Tried to clean up this town,
His ideas made some people mad.
But he trusted his crowd,
So he spoke right out loud
And they lost the best friend they had

On the thirty-first floor your gold plated door
Won't keep out the Lord's burning rain

Sin City (unreleased cover)
Written byGram Parsons and Chris Hillman
Performed byThis song is unreleased by Elvis Costello, but he performed it in concert as a duet with Emmylou Harris in 2005 and 2006.

First known performance:
July 20, 2005, Upper Darby, PA
Last known performance:
February 18, 2006, Nashville, TN
     (8 known performances)


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Recordings by other artists

 Artist  Year  Release  Links
The Flying Burrito Brothers  1969 The Gilded Palace Of Sin AmazonAmazon.ukAllMusicDiscogs
Emmylou Harris  1975 Elite Hotel AmazonAmazon.ukDiscogs
Billy Bragg  1988  B-side of "Waiting For The Great Leap Forwards" Discogs
 Dwight Yoakam  1989 Just Lookin' For A Hit AmazonAmazon.ukDiscogs
 Uncle Tupelo  1990  B-side of "I Got Drunk"
 Rose Maddox  1994 $35 And A Dream AmazonAmazon.ukDiscogs

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