Swingin – Bio

Thomas Earl Petty
Born October 20, 1950 – Died October 2, 2017
American musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer.

“Swingin” – Note

… life knocks you down …

… that gives you two options …

… stay down …

… or get back up …

… I hope George can get back up …

… [sigh] …

“Swingin” – Lyrics

well, she was standing by the highway

in her boots and silver spurs

gonna hitchhike to the yellow moon

when a Cadillac stopped for her

and she said, “Hey, nice to meet you, are you goin’ my way?”

yeah, that’s when it happened


the world caught fire that day

and she went down


yeah, she went down


well, she was over twenty-one

in trouble with the law

and it didn’t faze her none

she called her mother-in-law

and said I need a little money

I know I could count on you

after that night in Vegas

and the hell that we went through

we went down


like Benny Goodman

yeah, we went down


yes we did


moonlight on the interstate

she was ‘cross the Georgia line

looked out the window feeling great

yeah, it had to come in time

and she said I’m never goin’ back

she said at last I’m free

I wish ma could see me now

she’d be so proud of me

yeah, she went down


like Glenn Miller

yeah, she went down


like Tommy Dorsey

yeah, she went down


like Sammy Davis

she went down


like Sonny Liston

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