Capitol Town

One way ticket to Washington on a bus to that Capitol town
They said goodbye at the station to their girl who was Capitol bound
She had her dreams in her pocket book and fifty dollars was all that she had
To come between her and starvation and a life that she knew she could have
And a life that she knew she could have.

She rode the bus into Washington, it took her straight to that Capitol town
It left her off at the station with not a soul there to show her around
And not a soul there to show her around.

She took a walk down the avenue on the streets of that Capitol town
She was looking for a boarding house with a room just to lay her head down.
She pulled a dream from her pocketbook and put a dollar in a taxi man’s hand.
Can you take me to a boarding house?
The taxi man said you know that I can,
The taxi man said you know that I can.

They took a drive up the avenue and saw the sights of that Capitol town
And she was glad she had a taxi man and his taxi there to show her around.

Window sign in a boarding house said a room for a dollar a day
She turned and smiled at the taxi man and said I think this is where I can stay,
She said I think this is where I can stay.

He turned around on the avenue, on the streets of that Capitol town
She said good bye to the taxi man; he said so long I hope to see you around.

One way ticket to Washington on a bus to that Capitol town
It left her off at the station with not a soul there to show her around
And not a soul there to show her around