Only The Heartaches (with The Marksmen)
© Houston Wells 1963-2007
Author: Walker, Edwins, Kennedy
Only The Heartaches
Based upon the classic "Streets Of Laredo"
Lyrics and Music by Walker, Edwins, Kennedy
Versions: Houston Wells & The Marksmen, Johnny Cash, Tex Ritter

There’s gold in the mountains
Gold in the valleys
Gold in the rivers
And Gold in the sea
Fortunes are waiting
For men to claim them
But only the heartaches are waiting for me

I left my home town one warm summer evening
Went down to the station to catch me a train
From west to Wyoming and into Missouri
And down to California to stake a gold claim

I met her at Ramsey because of my trouble
A woman of beauty for all men to see
She fed me dry whiskey and gave me a six gun
Now only the heartaches are waiting for me

There’s gold in the mountains
Gold in the valleys
Gold in the rivers
And Gold in the sea
Fortunes are waiting
For men to claim them
But only the heartaches are waiting for me

I’m so tired of fighting for the love of this woman
The notches on my gun are twenty and three
So I’m leaving my lover because of my trouble
And only the heartaches are waiting for me

There’s gold in the mountains
Gold in the valleys
Gold in the rivers
And Gold in the sea
Fortunes are waiting
For men to claim them
But only the heartaches are waiting for me