(Written by Tom T. Hall)
I'm the guy who didn't marry pretty Pamela Brown
An educated, well intentioned, good girl in our town
Wonder where I'd be today if she had loved me too
Probably be driving kids to school.
I guess I owe it all to Pamela Brown
All of my good times, all my roaming around
One of these days I might be in your town
And I guess I owe it all to Pamela Brown
Seen the lights of cities and I've been through many doors
Been to foreign countries and walked upon their shores
Seems the guy she married was the best part of my luck
She dug him `cause he drove a pick-up truck. And ..
I don't have to tell you just how beautiful she was
Everything it takes to get a guy like me in love
Lord, I hope she's happy `cause she sure deserves to be
Especially for what she did to me. And ...