On The Byrd Word podcast today, ‘Travelin’ Woman’ Jess Klein, who is also our special guest tonight at The Kraken on Highway 54 outside of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where I play with my band every Wednesday. I’ve known Jess for a long time, but I had never heard this song until I discovered it by accident yesterday putting some promo together for our show.

We begin with a live performance from youtube channel Music Fog. Find them at https://www.youtube.com/user/MusicFog. Jess has two other songs on Music Fog along with her own youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/msjessklein

You can find more of Jess Klein’s music and tour dates on jessklein.com. Join her email list to stay up-to-date. Also listen to and download her entire catalogue on jessklein.bandcamp.com. We’re playing tonight at a roadhouse called The Kraken on a two-lane highway outside Chapel Hill, North Carolina. You can find them at thekrakenbar.com

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Travelin' Woman - © Jess Klein

And what's a travelin' woman to do
I'm in Chicago it's a quarter to two
Can't go out walkin' on the streets alone
But there's nobody here to make me at home
And in the morning I'll be movin' along anyway

I got no money but I got no disease
I got a good heart and a body to please
I heard your story bout the Virgin Queen
But that ain't really quite the same as me
I need a lover to put my mind at ease
I need someone to take the weight off me

Show me someone who will bring me to his town
Take me out and twirl me all around
Tell me he's so glad for what he's found
But don't ever make me put my suitcase down

He said he loved me and I should be his kin
But that my travelin' would do him in
The next one told me I could travel a lot
But when I came back, another girl he'd got
They make me feel like I can't keep time
Or my timin's just too sublime

Then there was Jimmy with his black cross tattoos
But he was busy with his own set of blues
The way my heart felt between Joey and Mike
Is what the desert between oceans feels like
In certain ways I been around the world
In others I'm just a baby girl

So people tell me if I'm tellin' the truth
Talk to me clearly now and don't dilute
This ain't no suitcase full of trinkets and clothes
Or any other thing the world could impose
It's only full of what's pure as gold
To keep it safe from a world as cold
So when it opens it's sure as bold

Show me someone who will bring me to his town
Take me out and twirl me all around
Tell me he's so glad for what he's found
But don't ever make me put my suitcase down

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