By the Time I get to Phoenix Jimmy Webb, Glen Campbell (#26 in 1967), Isaac Hayes (#37 in 1969)

By the time I get to Phoenix
She’ll be rising
She’ll find the note
I left hangin’ on her door
She’ll laugh when she reads
The part that says I’m leavin’
‘Cause I’ve left that girl
So many times before
By the time I make Albuquerque
She’ll be working
She’ll prob’ly stop at lunch
And give me a call
But she’ll just hear
That phone keep on ringin’
Off the wall that’s all
By the time I make Oklahoma
She’ll be sleepin’
She’ll turn softly
And call my name out loud
And she’ll cry just to think
I’d really leave her
Tho’ time and time
I try to tell her so
She just didn’t know
I would really go.