Campfire Songs
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Retired Scouter Campfire Songs 


Detour

Spade Cooley and his Orchestra does the tune. Tex Williams is singing.

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Detour, there's a muddy road ahead
Detour, paid no mind to what it said
Detour, oh these bitter things I find
Should have read that detour sign

Headed down life's crooked road, lots of things I nevered knowed
And cause of me not knowin' I now pine
Trouble got in the trail, spent the next five years in jail
Should have read that detour sign

When I got right to the place where it said "About Face"
I thought that all my worries were behind
But the farther I go the more sorrow I know
Should have read that detour sign

When I got stuck in the mud, all my hopes dropped with a thud
I guess my heart strings are made of twine
Had no power to get from the hole that I'm in yet
Should have read that detour sign