Ghost of Route 66

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Words & Music by Lindy Hearne and Hal Greenwood


Ghost of Route 66
Words & Music by Lindy Hearne and Hal Greenwood

I met her in Chicago 30 years ago today.
She said she had to get outta town all the way to West L.A.
Blew south through Joliet. Gassed up in Odell.
Past the Chain of Rocks in Saint Louie,
Like the fabled bat outta hell.

Headin' out west to the coast.
Takin' a chance. Makin' the most.
To the cities and the sticks.
Ridin' on the Ghost of Route 66.

We crossed into Oklahoma.
Waved at the Big Blue Whale.
All the time she was tellin' me,
Some sorta traveler's tale.
West beyond the Red Round Barn,
All the way to the U-Drop-Inn
In dusty Shamrock, Texas - where the real frontier begins. (Chorus)

It was there I knew she loved me.
It was there I loved her too.
The Mother Road made promises,
Like all fast lovers do.

It was in New Mexico,
Right about the Great Divide,
I began to think this strange long trip
Had some mysteries to hide.
We made it through Arizona.
Needles, where the heat is severe.
Only to have her disappear
On the Santa Monica pier. (Chorus)


from Simpatico (2016), released September 23, 2016
Lynn Adler & Lindy Hearne - vocals
Lindy Hearne - acoustic rhythm guitar
Lloyd Maines - electric lead guitar and electric bass
Pat Manske - percussion



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Adler & Hearne Winnsboro, Texas

From Texas’ upper east side near the rural arts hamlet of Winnsboro, award-winning performing songwriters Lynn Adler and Lindy Hearne (self-proclaimed “organic song farmers”) tour nationally, serving up fresh-picked songs with jazz undertones in a spirited genre they define simply as "Texas Folk." ... more

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