So Long, It's Been Good To Know Yuh (Dusty Old Dust)

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I've sung this song, but I'll sing it again,
Of the place that I lived on the wild windy plains,
In the month called April, county called Gray,
And here's what all of the people there say:

(Chorus:)
So long, it's been good to know yuh;
So long, it's been good to know yuh;
So long, it's been good to know yuh.
This dusty old dust is a-gettin' my home,
And I got to be driftin' along.

A dust storm hit, an' it hit like thunder;
It dusted us over, an' it covered us under;
Blocked out the traffic an' blocked out the sun,
Straight for home all the people did run,
Singin':

(Repeat Chorus)

We talked of the end of the world, and then
We'd sing a song an' then sing it again.
We'd sit for an hour an' not say a word,
And then these words would be heard:

(Repeat Chorus)

Sweethearts sat in the dark and sparked,
They hugged and kissed in that dusty old dark.
They sighed and cried, hugged and kissed,
Instead of marriage, they talked like this:
"Honey..."

(Repeat Chorus)

Now, the telephone rang, an' it jumped off the wall,
That was the preacher, a-makin' his call.
He said, "Kind friend, this may the end;
An' you got your last chance of salvation of sin!"

The churches was jammed, and the churches was packed,
An' that dusty old dust storm blowed so black.
Preacher could not read a word of his text,
An' he folded his specs, an' he took up collection,
Said:

So long, it's been good to know yuh;
So long, it's been good to know yuh;
So long, it's been good to know yuh.
This dusty old dust is a-gettin' my home,
And I got to be driftin' along.

So Long, It's Been Good To Know Yuh (Dusty Old Dust) (unreleased cover)
Written byWoody Guthrie
Performed byElvis Costello

Only known performance:
May 3, 2007, Mill Valley, CA
     (1 known performance)


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Recordings by other artists

 Artist  Year  Release  Links
Woody Guthrie  1940 Dust Bowl Ballads AllmusicWikipediaAmazon
 Gordon Jenkins and his Orchestra and The Weavers  1951  single
 Ramblin' Jack Elliott  1960 Jack Elliott Sings The Songs Of Woody Guthrie
 Country Joe McDonald  1969 Thinking Of Woody Guthrie
 X  1988 Live At The Whisky A Go-Go On The Fabulous Sunset Strip

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