THE GOLD RUSH IS OVER
Recorded by Hank Snow
Words and music by Cindy Walker
[G] Oh! the gold rush is over so honey bye-bye
[C] Stake out your claim now on some other [G] guy
I've [D7] wined you and dined you till my money is gone
But the [G] gold rush is over and the bum's [D7] rush is [G] on.
[G] Now when I had the money honey, things were just fine
[C] You spent my money like I was a [G] mine
But [D7] now you mistreat me 'cause my money is gone
So gold-[G] diggin' Mama, you can [D7] start moving' [G] on.
You shoveled out the sweet talk when the pay dirt was big
But now all you shovel out is just a dirty dig
Well, stop digging honey 'cause you're wasting your time
This old gravy train is at the end of the line.
You've been out prospecting all around on the side
But this old mule now, has had his last ride
So start walkin' woman 'cause your grubstake is gone
The gold rush is over and the bum's rush is on.
SOURCE: More Hank Snow Souvenirs; 1964 RCA LP-2812