HIGH ON A HILLTOP
Recorded by Merle Haggard
Words and music by Tommy Collins
[D] High on a hilltop over-[G] looking the [D] city
I can see the [A7] bright lights as they [D] gleam [A7]
And [D] somewhere you're dancing in [G] some dingy [D] barroom
And the lure of the gayness takes the [A7] place of our [D] dream.
[G] High on a hilltop my heart cries, Oh [D] Lord
Forgive her she knows not the [A7] way
And [D] give me the power to be-[G] lieve and some [D] day
High on a hilltop to-[A7] gether we'll [D] pray.
I can vision a rounder with a line so smooth
And a promise of riches for you
But you see not the danger, 'cause you're silly with booze
And high on a hilltop I see the devil win you.
SOURCE: MERLE HAGGARD/SWINGING DOORS; CAPITOL RECORDS SM-2585