LINDA WITH THE LONELY EYES

By John D. Loudermilk
1962 Acuff-Rose Publ. Inc.

I got a funny feelin' this mornin'
On my paper route
'Cause all the curtains and blinds were missing
From my Linda's house
And in the screen I found a note
Written in Linda's lonely way
Sayin', "Goodbye darlin', stop the paper
We've moved away"

Oh, oh, oh, goodbye, you strange little girl
Oh, goodbye, it's a strange, strange world
Oh, goodbye, my Linda with the lonely eyes
Oh, oh, oh, goodbye, I don't know why
Oh, goodbye, why you should cry
Oh, goodbye, Linda with the lonely eyes

Now, as soon as Linda and her folks moved into town
We became sweethearts
Although she warned me many a time
Someday we would have to part
She said her daddy was some kind of secret
Agent with the F.B.I.
But I didn't understand 'til now
Why Linda had those lonely eyes

Oh, oh, oh, goodbye, you strange little girl
Oh, goodbye, it's a strange, strange world
Oh, goodbye, Linda with the lonely eyes
Oh, oh, oh, goodbye, now I know why
Oh, goodbye, you always cried
Oh, goodbye, Linda with the lonely eyes

(source: Standard Songs Pop/ Country/ Blues/ Folk/ Instumentals/ Novelty, Acuff-Rose Publications Inc. 1956-1973)

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