By The Time I Get To Phoenix
Jimmy Webb


Jimmy Webbは歌を書き、自分で弾き語りもする芸達者である。この歌を書いた翌年に”McArthur Park”という7分超の歌を書いた。当時のシングル盤には片面に収まらないほどの長い歌だった。


Jimmy Webb(1946-  )





By the time I get to Phoenix she’ll be risin’
She’ll find a note I left hangin’ on her door
She’ll laugh when she reads the part
That says I’m leavin’
‘Cause I left that girl so many times before.

By the time I make Albuquerque she’ll be workin’
She’ll probably stop at lunch and give me a call
But she’ll hear that phone keeps on ringin’
Off the wall that’s all.

By the time I make Oklahoma
She’ll be sleepin’
She’ll turn softly call my name out low
She’ll cry just to think I’d really leave her
Though time and time I’ve tried to tell her so
She just didn’t know I would really go.