How she got that junk car runnin' guess I'll never know It never ran but once and set to winters in the snow Well imagine runnin' out on me when I lay sound asleep Allegheny Well my big mistake was thinkin' she was something I could keep She stole my winter's food supply and something else I fear My savin's in the mattress have strangely disappeared Now those who know me best knows he who robs me best beware Allegheny I'm gonna call up the dogs and hunt you down drag you back here by the hair
Oh Allegheny something tells me you're dis-satisfied Well could it be because I've been your mail-order bride There's a half of you that's French yeah and I need to crave a better style And a half of you is Cherokee yeah and I've gone wild Allegheny
She's got a head start on me as a crow flies half a day And unless I miss my guess she'll stop to rest in Monterey But if I take the Knoxville Highway thirteen hours it will be Allegheny Well she forgot I knew the shortcut I'll be there in less than three
Oh Allegheny something tells me...
I signaled for my dogs to wait outside the hotel door I described her to the desk clerk he said try the second floor And then he mentioned she's got company And that marks the stranget's doom Allegheny I wish I was her so I could see my face when I bust into the room
Oh Allegheny something tells me... Allegheny Allegheny come back here Allegheny Allegheny