Streets of Baltimore, written by Glaser/Howard, Recorded by Gram Parsons on GP. Lyrics via CowboyLyrics. Thanks to the parents for bringing this to my attention.
Well, I sold the farm to take my woman where she longed to be–
We left our kin and all our friends back there in Tennessee.
And I bought those one-way tickets she had often begged me for,
And they took us to the streets of Baltimore.
Well, her heart was filled with gladness when she saw those city lights–
She said the prettiest place on earth was Baltimore at night.
Well, a man feels proud to give his woman what she’s longing for,
And I kind of like the streets of Baltimore.
Then I got myself a factory job, I ran an old machine,
And I bought a little cottage in a neighborhood serene–
And every night when I’d come home with every muscle sore,
She’d drag me through the streets of Baltimore.
Well I did my best to bring her back to what she used to be,
Then I soon learned she loved those bright lights more than she loved me.
Now I’m-a-going back on that same train that brought me here before,
While my baby walks the streets of Baltimore–
While my baby walks the streets of Baltimore.