Jim Horn And My Girl

by Richard W. Webb

verse 1

Jim Horn and My Girl are on the road again.
We didn’t know them very long but I guess that we were friends.
They were comin’ from the mountains, and they were headed for the coast.
Travelin’ long and travelin’ wide, and almost lost — almost.

verse 2

I was passin’ wide in the far left lane when we saw ‘em on the right.
Couldn’t stop then if I wanted to, and we had plans that night.
A quick stop for provisions, and then we’d roll on with the tide,
But then that quiet look between us said, "Let’s give those two a ride."

verse 3

So we headed back from a different side and they were still there where they sat:
Her with dark and soulful eyes, and him beneath his hat.
For a time or two they hardly moved as they eyed us up and down.
It was gettin’ dark, it was gettin’ cold, the sun was goin’ down.

verse 4

Well, we must have passed some kind of test, for they finally climbed in.
He got in front, she got in back, and all four of us grinned.
I introduced my wife and me and Jim told us his name.
"And her, I call her ‘My Girl’, and you can call her just the same."

verse 5

And Jim, he rambled on a bit of his life and times to me.
And My Girl climbed up on the seat and for a while was free.
I knew the life they lived was hard, much harder than I’d known.
We dropped them off in Morehead Town and headed back for home.

verse 6

We hadn’t traveled very far, stopped at a little store.
We got some gas, and snacks for us, and then we got some more:
Some food for Jim and My Girl, and both our eyes were teared.
We hurried back to find them, but they both had disappeared.

verse 7

Back and forth we traveled, for an hour, maybe more.
But we couldn’t find them anywhere, couldn’t find them anymore.
We fin’ly turned and headed home. They’d gone out with the breeze.
But that night will live forever long in both our memories.

verse 8

Down Highway 70 we rode, headin’ toward the east.
Christ said that "What you want for me, you’ll do it for the least."
I’m glad we took the time that night to put aside our cares.
It ain’t that often that you drive ’round angels unawares.

verse 9

So times we’ll be out ridin’, we’ll be peekin’ through the trees,
Not servin’ man, but servin’ God, and tryin’ Him to please.
We’ll think about that man and dog, so glad to be their friends.
Jim Horn and My Girl are on the road again.


Copyright © 1999 by Richard W. Webb
Published by SoaringSpiderSongs
All Rights Reserved


 

scripture

Hebrews 13:1-3 — [1] Let brotherly love continue. [2] Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. [3] Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.

Matthew 25:34-40 — [34] Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: [35] For I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger and ye took me in: [36] Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. [37] Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? [38] When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? [39] Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? [40] And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.