Words and Music by Johnny Cash
She said: "Come in stranger, it's good to have you home.
I hurried thru 'cause I knew it was you,
when I saw your dog, waggin' his tail.
Honey, why didn't you let me know by mail?
You've been gone so long"
She said: "Come in stranger, I know you're weary from all your miles.
Just sit right there in your easy chair,
and tell me all about the places you've been,
how long it'll be before you leave again.
I hope it's a long, long while."
She said: "Come in stranger, everything 'round home is fine.
I've watched and I've waited for you to get back,
and I missed you all the time."
She said: "Come in , stranger, Oh how I need you when you're gone.
I walk the floor and I watch the door
and when I lie awake and wonder where you can be,
I'd give anything to have you here with me.
I get so lonesome all alone."
She said: "Come in, stranger, and won't you listen to my plea.
Stay long enough, so that the one I love,
Is not a stranger to me.