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ALL I EVER LOVED WAS YOU           Dorothy Skaggs

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

ALL I EVER LOVED WAS YOU

YOU BROKE A HEART THAT CRIED FOR YOU

I’VE WASTED ALL MY TEARS ON YOU

FOR ALL I EVER LOVED WAS YOU

 

GO OUT AND FIND SOMEBODY NEW

BUT YOU’LL BE SORRY IF YOU DO

YOU’LL NEVER FIND A LOVE SO TRUE

FOR ALL I EVER LOVED WAS YOU

 

BUY HIM RINGS AND DIAMONDS TOO

AND TELL HIM THAT YOUR LOVE IS TRUE

I’M SURE HE’LL LEARN A LESSON TOO

FOR ALL I EVER LOVED WAS YOU

 

TELL YOUR FRIENDS THAT I AM GONE

AND I’LL BE SORRY FROM NOW ON

I’LL SPEND MY LIFE ALONE AND BLUE

FOR ALL I EVER LOVED WAS YOU

 

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AMY

 

I CAN SEE WHY YOU THINK YOU BELONG TO ME

I NEVER TRY TO LET YOU THINK OR LET YOU SEE ONE THING FOR YOURSELF

NOW YOU’RE OFF WITH SOMEONE ELSE AND I’M ALONE

YOU SEE I THOUGHT THAT I MIGHT KEEP YOU FOR MY OWN

 

CHORUS:

 

AMY, WHATCHOO’ WANNA’ DO

I THINK I CAN STAY WITH YOU

FOR AWHILE, MAYBE LONGER IF I DO   (INTERLUDE)

 

DON’T YOU THINK THE TIME IS RIGHT FOR US TO FIND

ALL THOSE THINGS WE THOUGHT WERE PROBLEMS

COULD BE RIGHT IN TIME AND CAN’T Y0U SEE

WHICH WAY WE SHOULD TURN, TOGETHER OR ALONE

I CAN NEVER SEE WHAT’S RIGHT AND WHAT IS WRONG

IT TAKES TOO LONG   (CHORUS & INTERLUDE)

 

NOW IT’S COME TO WHAT YOU WANT, YOU’VE HAD YOUR WAY

AND ALL THOSE THINGS WE THOUGHT WERE THERE

JUST FADED INTO GRAY AND CAN’T YOU SEE

THAT I DON’T KNOW IF IT’S YOU OR IF IT’S ME

IF IT’S ONE OF US I’M SURE WE BOTH WILL SEE

TAKE A LOOK AT ME AND TELL ME   (CHORUS & INTERLUDE)

 

 

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INTERLUDE   1      b7-4       1      b7-4

 

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ANGEL BAND

 

MY LATEST SUN IS SINKING FAST

MY RACE IS NEARLY RUN

MY STRONGEST TRIALS NOW ARE PAST

MY TRIUMPH HAS BEGUN

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

OH COME ANGEL BAND

COME AND AROUND ME STAND

BEAR ME AWAY ON YOUR SNOWY WINGS

TO MY IMMORTAL HOME

BEAR ME AWAY ON YOUR SNOWY WINGS

TO MY IMMORTAL HOME

 

I KNOW I’M NEARING THE HOLY RANKS

OF FRIENDS AND KINDRED DEAR

FOR I BRUSH THE DEWS ON JORDAN’S BANKS

THE CROSSING MUST BE NEAR

 

I’VE ALMOST GAINED MY HEAVENLY HOME

MY SPIRIT LOUDLY SINGS

THE HOLY ONES, BEHOLD THEY COME

I HEAR THE NOISE OF WINGS

 

O BEAR MY LONGING HEART TO HIM

WHO BLED AND DIED FOR ME

WHOSE BLOOD NOW CLEANSES FROM ALL SIN

AND GIVES ME VICTORY

 

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THE ANGELS REJOICED

 

A HOUSE NOT A HOME WAS THE PICTURE SATAN PAINTED

FOR SWEET LITTLE SISTER AND ME

OUR DADDY WOULD FROWN WHILE MOTHER WAS PRAYIN’

HIS HEART WAS SO HARDENED THAT HE WOULD NOT BELIEVE

 

CHORUS 1:

 

IN ANGER HE’D SWEAR, HIS VOICE COLD AND LOUD

HIS SUNDAYS WERE SPENT OUT WITH THE GAMBLIN’ CROWD

I’D NEVER SEEN MY DADDY INSIDE A HOUSE OF GOD

FOR SATAN HELD HIS HAND, DOWN THE PATH OF SIN HE TROD

 

NOT LONG AGO OUR CIRCLE WAS BROKEN

WHEN GOD CALLED OUR MOTHER ONE NIGHT

IN A VOICE SWEET AND LOW HER LAST WORDS WERE SPOKEN

ASKING OUR DADDY TO RAISE HER CHILDREN RIGHT

 

CHORUS 2:

 

THE ANGELS REJOICED IN HEAVEN LAST NIGHT

I HEARD MY DADDY PRAYIN’ « DEAR GOD MAKE IT RIGHT »

HE WAS SMILIN’ AND SINGIN’ WITH TEARS IN HIS EYES

WHILE MOTHER WITH THE ANGELS REJOICED LAST NIGHT

 

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ANOTHER NIGHT

 

THERE’S A WIND A-BLOWIN’ ROUND THE CABIN

I HATE TO HEAR THAT LONESOME SOUND

I’M SO ALONE AND DOWN-HEARTED

SINCE MY TRUE LOVE–HE AIN’T AROUND

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

I HATE TO SEE THAT SUN A-SINKIN’

ANOTHER NIGHT TO TOSS AND TURN

ANOTHER NIGHT TO THINK ABOUT HER

ANOTHER NIGHT FOR HER I YEARN

 

SHE HAD NO CAUSE TO TO GO AND LEAVE ME

FOR I HAD NEVER DONE HER WRONG

SHE LEFT OUR HOME AND LITTLE CHILDREN

NOW WITH ANOTHER SHE IS GONE

 

THE CHILDREN, THEY’RE SOUND A-SLEEPIN’

THEY DON’T KNOW THAT THEIR MAMA’S GONE

WHAT WILL I DO WHEN THEY AWAKEN

CAN I TELL THEM THAT THEIR MAMA’S WRONG

 

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ARE YOU MISSING ME

 

THE DAY THAT I KISSED YOU AND TOLD YOU GOOD-BYE

YOUR LIPS TOLD ME THAT YOU WOULD WAIT

BUT YOUR LIPS DECEIVED ME AND TOLD ME A LIE

FOR YOUR HEART IS SEALING MY FATE

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

ARE YOU ALL ALONE WITH A MEMORY

NOW THAT I AM GONE, DARLING, ARE YOU MISSING ME

 

WHEN OUT OF THE CLEAR SKY A LETTER THAT CAME

JUST LIKE A BOLT FROM THE BLUE

MY CASTLES CAME TUMBLING AS I READ IT O’ER

I STILL CAN BELIEVE THAT IT’S TRUE

 

IT SAID THAT IN SPITE OFTHE VOWS YOU HAD MADE

THE GLITTER OF GOLD TURNED YOUR HEAD

AND WHILE I WAS TRYING EMPLOYMENT TO FIND

YOU MARRIED ANOTHER INSTEAD

 

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ASHES OF LOVE

 

THE LOVE LIGHT THAT SHINES IN YOUR EYES

HAS GONE OUT TO MY SURPRISE

WE SAID GOODBYE, MY HEART BLED

I CAN’T BELIEVE YOUR LOVE IS DEAD

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

ASHES OF LOVE, COLD AS ICE

YOU MADE THE DEBT, I’LL PAY THE PRICE

OUR LOVE IS GONE, THERE’S NO DOUBT

ASHES OF LOVE, THE FLAMES BURNED OUT

 

I TRUSTED DEAR OUR LOVE WOULD STAND

YOUR EVERY WISH WAS MY COMMAND

MY HEART TELLS ME I MUST FORGET

I LOVED YOU THEN, I LOVE YOU YET

 

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BABY GIRL                       Carter Stanley

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

LITTLE GIRL (LITTLE GIRL), BABY GIRL

SHE’S OUR DARLING LITTLE PRECIOUS BABY GIRL

LIKE AND ANGEL TO ME AND I KNOW THAT HE

SENT FROM HEAVEN, OUR LITTLE BABY GIRL

 

SHE’S AS SWEET AS THE FLOWERS OF SPRINGTIME

HER LITTLE EYES THEY SPARKLE SO BRIGHT

JUST THE TOUCH OF HER LITTLE BABY HAND

SEEM TO GUIDE MY WARY FOOTSTEPS LATE AT NIGHT

 

HOW THOSE TWO LITTLE ARMS TRY TO HOLD ME

HER LITTLE HEART’S A BLESSING TO OUR HOME

AND AT NIGHT WHEN I’M FAR FAR AWAY

AS I DREAM OF HER I’M NEVER ALL ALONE

 

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BALLAD OF JED CLAMPET

 

COME AND LISTEN TO MY STORY ‘BOUT A MAN NAMED JED

POOR MOUNTAINEER BARELY KEPT HIS FAMILY FED

THEN ONE DAY HE WAS SHOOTIN’ AT SOME FOOD

AND UP THROUGH THE GROUND CAME A-BUBBLIN’ CRUDE…

OIL THAT IS–TEXAS TEA–BLACK GOLD

 

FIRST THING YOU KNOW OLD JED’S A MILLIONAIRE

KINFOLK SAID, « JED, MOVE AWAY FROM HERE »

SAID THAT CALIFORNIA WAS THE PLACE HE OUGHT TO BE

SO HE LOADED UP THE TRUCK AND THEY MOVED TO BEVERLY…

HILLS, THAT IS–SWIMMIN’ POOLS AND MOVIE STARS

 

WELL, NOW IT’S TIME TO SAY GOODBYE TO JED AND ALL HIS KIN

THEY WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOLKS FOR KINDLY DROPPIN’ IN

YOU’RE ALL INVITED BACK AGAIN TO THIS LOCALITY

TO HAVE A HEAPIN’ HELPIN’ OF THEIR HOSPITALITY

BEVERLY HILLBILLIES, THAT’S WHAT THEY CALL ‘EM NOW NICE FOLKS–Y’ALL COME BACK NOW, HEAR?

 

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BANKS OF THE OHIO

 

I ASKED MY LOVE TO TAKE A WALK

JUST A WALK A LITTLE WAY

AS WE WALKED ALONG WE TALKED

ALL ABOUT OUR WEDDING DAY

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

ALWAYS SAY THAT YOU’LL BE MINE

IN NO OTHER’S ARMS ENTWINE

(or) AND OUR HOME WILL HAPPY BE

DOWN BESIDE WHERE THE WATERS FLOW

ON THE BANKS OF THE OHIO

 

I HELD A KNIFE CLOSE TO HER BREAST

AS INTO MY ARMS SHE PRESSED

SHE CRIED, « OH WILLIE, DON’T MURDER ME,

I’M NOT PREPARED FOR ETERNITY. »

 

I TOOK HER BY HER LILLY WHITE HAND

AND LED HER DOWN THAT BANK OF SAND

THERE I THREW HER INTO DROWN

I WATCHED HER AS SHE FLOATED DOWN

 

I STARTED HOME ‘TWEEN TWELVE AND ONE

I CRIED « MY GOD, WHAT HAVE I DONE? »

I KILLED THE GIRL I LOVED, YOU SEE

BECAUSE SHE WOULD NOT MARRY ME

 

THE VERY NEXT MORN ‘BOUT HALF PAST FOUR

THE SHERIFF CAME KNOCKIN’ AT MY DOOR

HE SAID « YOUNG MAN, COME NOW AND GO

DOWN TO THE BANKS OF THE OHIO »

 

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A BEAUTIFUL LIFE

 

EACH DAY I’LL DO A GOLDEN DEED

BY HELPING THOSE WHO ARE IN NEED

MY LIFE ON EARTH IS BUT A SPAN

AND SO I’LL DO THE BEST I CAN

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

LIFE’S EVENING SUN IS SINKING LOW

A FEW MORE DAYS AND I MUST GO

TO MEET THE DEEDS THAT I HAVE DONE

WHERE THERE WILL BE NO SETTING SUN

 

TO BE A CHILD OF GOD EACH DAY

MY LIGHT WILL SHINE ALONG THE WAY

I’LL SING HIS PRAISE WHILE THE AGES ROLL

AND TRY TO HELP SOME TROUBLED SOUL

 

WHILE GOING DOWN LIFE’S WEARY ROAD

I’LL TRY TO LIFT SOME TRAVELER’S LOAD

I’LL TRY TO TURN THE NIGHT TO DAY

MAKE FLOWERS BLOOM ALONG THE WAY

 

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BILE THEM CABBAGE DOWN

 

RACCOON UP IN THE ‘SIMMON TREE

POSSUM UP THE GUM

NEVER DID SEE A PRETTY GIRL

BUT WHAT I LOVE HER SOME

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

BOIL THEM CABBAGE DOWN BOYS

BAKE THEM HOE CAKES BROWN

THE ONLY SONG THAT I CAN SING IS

BILE THEM CABBAGE DOWN

 

RACCOON UP IN THE ‘SIMMON TREE

POSSUM ON THE GROUND

POSSUM SAID TO THE RACCOON

SHAKE SOME SIMMONS DOWN

 

GRANDPA HAD A SETTIN’ HEN

HE SET HER AS YOU KNOW

SET HER ON THREE BUZZARD EGGS

SHE HATCHED OUT ONE OLD CROW

 

THERE’S GOLD UP IN DEM MOUNTAINS

I KNOW IT FOR THE TRUTH

I TOOK MY GAL UP THERE WITH ME

AND KNOCKED OUT HER FRONT TOOTH

 

GRANDPA HAD A MULEY COW

MULEY AS WHEN BORN

IT TOOK TWO JAY BIRDS FORTY YEARS

TO FLY FROM HORN TO HORN

 

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BLUE MOON OF KENTUCKY                  Bill Monroe

 

BLUE MOON OF KENTUCKY KEEP ON SHININ’

SHINE ON THE ONE THAT’S GONE AND PROVED UNTRUE

BLUE MOON OF KENTUCKY KEEP ON SHININ’

SHINE ON THE ONE THAT’S GONE AND MADE ME BLUE

 

IT WAS ON A MOONLIT NIGHT, THE STARS WERE SHININ’ BRIGHT

AND THEY WHISPERED FROM ON HIGH « YOUR LOVER SAID GOOD-BYE »

BLUE MOON OF KENTUCKY KEEP ON SHININ’

SHINE ON THE ONE THAT’S GONE AND SAID GOOD-BYE

 

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BLUE NIGHT                      Kirk McGee

 

BLUE NIGHT, GOT YOU ON MY MIND

BLUE NIGHT, CAN’T KEEP FROM CRYIN’

YOU FOUND SOMEONE THAT WAS NEW

AND QUIT SOMEONE THAT YOU KNEW WAS TRUE

BLUE NIGHT, GOT YOU ON MY MIND

 

BLUE NIGHT, BLUE AS I CAN BE

WELL I DON’T KNOW WHAT’S BECOME OF ME

WE USED TO WALK BUT NOW I’M ALONE

WITH AN ACHIN’ HEART ‘CAUSE MY LOVE IS GONE

BLUE NIGHT, BLUE AS I CAN BE

 

BLUE NIGHT, I’M ALL ALONE

I USED TO CALL YOU ON THE TELEPHONE

WELL I USED TO CALL AND MAKE YOU GLAD

AND NOW I CALL AND IT MAKES YOU MAD

BLUE NIGHT, I’M ALL ALONE

 

BLUE NIGHT, ALL BY MYSELF

SINCE YOU PUT ME ON THE SHELF

WELL THERE’S JUST ONE THING YOU SHOULD KNOW

YOU’RE GONNA REAP JUST WHAT YOU SOW

BLUE NIGHT, ALL BY MYSELF

 

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BLUE RIDGE CABIN HOME

 

THERE’S A WELL BEATEN PATH ON AN OLD MOUNTAINSIDE

WHERE I WANDERED WHEN I WAS A LAD

WELL I WANDERED ALONE IN A PLACE I CALL HOME

IN THOSE BLUE RIDGE HILLS FAR AWAY

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

WELL, I LOVE THOSE HILLS OF OLD VIRGINIA

THOSE BLUE RIDGE HILLS THAT I DID ROAM

WHEN I DIE I WANT YOU TO BURY ME IN THE MOUNTAINS

FAR AWAY IN MY BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAIN HOME

 

AS MY THOUGHTS WANDER BACK TO THAT RAMSHACKLE SHACK

WHERE I WANDERED WHEN I WAS A LAD

MY MOTHER AND DAD ARE LAID THERE TO REST

THEY ARE SLEEPING IN PEACE THERE TONIGHT

 

I RETURNED TO THAT OLD CABIN HOME WITH THE SIGHT

THAT I’D LONGED FOR IN DAYS GONE BY

WHEN I DIE I WANT YOU TO BURY ME ON THAT OLD MOUNTAINSIDE

MAKE MY RESTING PLACE UPON THE HILLS SO HIGH

 

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BLUE YODEL #4

 

SHE’S LONG, SHE’S TALL

SHE’S SIX FEET FROM THE GROUND

SHE’S LONG, SHE’S TALL

SHE’S SIX FEET FROM THE GROUND

SHE’S TAILOR-MADE, LORD

SHE AIN’T NO HAND-ME-DOWN

 

SHE GOT EYES LIKE DIAMONDS

LORD, HER TEETH SHINE JUST THE SAME

SHE GOT EYES LIKE DIAMONDS

LORD, HER TEETH SHINE JUST THE SAME

SHE GOT SWEET RUBY LIPS

SHE GOT THE HAIR LIKE A HORSE’S MANE

 

EVERY TIME I SEE YOU WOMAN

YOU’RE ALWAYS ON THE STREET

EVERY TIME I SEE YOU WOMAN

YOU’RE ALWAYS ON THE STREET

YOU HANG OUT ON THE CORNER

LIKE A POLICE ON HIS BEAT

 

EVERY TIME I NEED YOU MAMA

LORD, I ALWAYS FIND YOU GONE

EVERY TIME I NEED YOU MAMA

LORD, I ALWAYS FIND YOU GONE

LISTEN HERE SWEET MAMA

I’M GONNA PUT YOUR AIR BRAKES ON

 

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BOOTLEG JOHN

 

IN THE LAND OF BREATHAM COUNTY THERE LIVED A CROOKED MAN

MADE THE COUNTY DRY AND PRICES HIGH FOR THE BOOTLEG WHISKEY MAN

HIS AGE WAS BARELY TWENTY-ONE, HIS FAMILY WAS ASHAMED

THEY HAD A SON WHO LEFT HIS HOME FOR THE BOOTLEG WHISKEY GAME

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

BOOTLEG JOHN WON’T YOU COME ON HOME, YOUR FAMILY’S ALL ALONE

YOU’RE RUNNIN’ WILD AND YOUR BABY CHILD WANTS HIS DADDY HOME

 

HIS WIFE SHE LOVED HIM DEARLY THOUGH HE SELDOM CAME AROUND

SHE’D ALWAYS CRY WHEN HE SAID GOODBYE

BUT SHE COULD NEVER HOLD HIM DOWN

WITH A PISTOL IN HIS POCKET AND A SHOTGUN ON THE FLOOR

HE MADE HIS RUN TO LEXINGTON TO THE BOOTLEG WHISKEY STORE

 

HIS CAR WAS FULL OF WHISKEY, HIS HAND WAS ON HIS GUN

HE WAS SET TO GO BUT HE DIDN’T KNOW HE WAS MAKING HIS LAST RUN

THE SHERIFF PULLED HIM OVER AND HE SHOT THE LAWMAN DOWN

THEY LOCKED HIM WELL IN THE COUNTY JAIL THE JAIL IN JACKSON TOWN

 

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BOX OF MEMORIES

 

IT’S AN OLD BOX I’VE PUT AWAY WITH MEMORIES OF OTHER DAYS

UP IN THE ATTIC IT WILL STAY UNTIL THEY HAUL IT ALL AWAY

OOH, NO SAD FAREWELLS, I’LL JUST KEEP IT ON THE SHELF

AN OLD BOX, BUT DON’T YOU SEE, IT STILL MEANS A LOT TO ME

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

AN OLD HAT I USED TO WEAR, A PRETTY LOCK OF BABY’S HAIR

BIRTHDAY CARDS, MAGAZINES, MY GRANDPA’S WEDDING RING

I DON’T KNOW EXACTLY WHY BUT LOSING THEM WOULD MAKE ME CRY

AN OLD BOX OF MEMORIES THAT REALLY MEAN A LOT TO ME

 

THERE’S SOMEONE I USED TO KNOW, HOW MANY YEARS AGO

PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE RADIO, WE USED TO LISTEN LOW

OH HERE’S THAT SILLY POEM, THE OLD FRONT PORCH AT HOME

MEMORIES FROM OTHER DAYS, CAN’T BEAR TO THROW AWAY

 

AN OLD HAT I USED TO WEAR, A PRETTY LOCK OF BABY’S HAIR

BIRTHDAY CARDS, MAGAZINES, MY GRANDPA’S WEDDING RING

IT’S AN OLD BOX I’VE PUT AWAY WITH MEMORIES OF OTHER DAYS

UP IN THE ATTIC IT WILL STAY UNTIL THEY HAUL US ALL AWAY

OOH, NO SAD FAREWELLS, I’LL JUST KEEP IT ON THE SHELF

AND OLD BOX, BUT DON’T YOU SEE, IT REALLY MEANS A LOT TO ME

 

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BREAKIN’ NEW GROUND

 

WELL, YOU TOLD ME WHEN WE MET

YOUR LOVE WOULD LAST FOREVER MORE

TOOK ME BY SURPRISE WHEN YOU

UP AND WALKED RIGHT OUT THE DOOR

I’VE BEEN SUFFERIN’ THROUGH THIS DRY SPELL

WITH NO RELIEF IN SIGHT

WHILE YOU’RE SEWIN’ OATS WITH ANOTHER GAL

AND RAISIN’ CANE ALL NIGHT

AND IT’S HIGH TIME I WAS LEAVIN’ THIS OLD TOWN

AND START BREAKIN’ NEW GROUND

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

WELL, THE ONLY THING YOU LEFT WHEN YOU LEFT ME WAS NO CHOICE

WAS TO PLANT MY LOVE IN ANOTHER FIELD

WITH NO ROCKS BENEATH THE SOIL

AND IT’S HIGH TIME I WAS LEAVIN’ THIS OLD TOWN

AND START BREAKIN’ NEW GROUND

 

WELL, I’M FINDIN’ OUT THAT I CAN LIVE WITHOUT YOU BY MY SIDE

THE GRASS IS GROWIN’ GREENER SLOWLY AS THE DAYS GO BY

SOMEWHERE I’LL FIND SOMEONE TO HELP ME

TEAR DOWN THESE OLD WALLS

YEAH, I’LL BUILD MY LIFE ON SOLID LOVE AND RISE ABOVE IT ALL

AND THE ONLY WAY THAT TRUE LOVE CAN BE FOUND

IS BY BREAKIN’ NEW GROUND

 

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BROWN MOUNTAIN LIGHT               P. Wiseman

 

IN THE DAYS OF THE OLD COVERED WAGON

WHERE THEY CAMPED ON THE FLATS FOR THE NIGHT

AND THE MOON SHINING DOWN O’ER THE OLD CANYON RIM

THEY WATCHED FOR THAT BROWN MOUNTAIN LIGHT

 

CHORUS:

 

HIGH ON THE MOUNTAIN

AND DEEP IN THE CANYON BELOW

IT SHINES LIKE THE CROWN OF ANGEL

AND FADES AS THE MIST COMES AND GOES

WAY OVER YONDER

NIGHT AFTER NIGHT UNTIL DAWN

A LONELY OLD SLAVE COMES BACK FROM THE GRAVE

SEARCHIN’, SEARCHIN’, SEARCHIN’

FOR IS MASTER WHO’S LONG GONE ON

 

MANY YEARS AGO A SOUTHERN PLANTER

CAME HUNTIN’ IN THIS WIDE WORLD ALONE

IT WAS THEN SO THEY SAY THE THE PLANTER LOST HIS WAY

AND NEVER RETURNED TO HIS OWN

 

HIS TRUSTING OLD SLAVE BROUGHT A LANTERN

AND SEARCHED DAY AND NIGHT BUT IN VAIN

NOW THE ALD SLAVE IS GONE BUT HIS SPIRIT ON

AND THE LANTERN STILL CASTS ITS LIGHT

 

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BROWN’S FERRY BLUES

 

HARD LUCK PAPA COUNTIN’ HIS TOES

YOU CAN SMELL HIS FEET WHEREVER HE GOES

LORD, LORD, GOT THOSE BROWN’S FERRY BLUES

HARD LUCK PAPA CAN’T DO HIS STUFF

TROUBLE WITH HIM HE’S BEEN TOO ROUGH

LORD, LORD, GOT THOSE BROWN’S FERRY BLUES

 

TWO OLD MAIDS A-SITTIN’ IN THE SAND

EACH ONE WISHIN’ THAT THE OTHER WAS A MAN

LORD, LORD, GOT THOSE BROWN’S FERRY BLUES

TWO OLD MAIDS DONE LOST THEIR STYLE

IF YOU WANT TO BE LUCKY YOU GOT TO SMILE

LORD, LORD, GOT THOSE BROWN’S FERRY BLUES

 

EARLY TO BED AND EARLY TO RISE

AND YOUR GIRL GOES OUT WITH OTHER GUYS

LORD, LORD, GOT THOSE BROWN’S FERRY BLUES

IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE ME TRY IT YOURSELF

WELL I TRIED IT AND I GOT LEFT

LORD, LORD, GOT THOSE BROWN’S FERRY BLUES

 

HARD LUCK PAPA STANDING IN THE RAIN

IF THE WORLD WAS CORN HE COULDN’T BUY GRAIN

LORD, LORD, GOT THOSE BROWN’S FERRY BLUES

RAIN’S GOT HIM DRENCHED FROM HIS HEAD TO HIS TOE

HIS KNEES KNOCK TOGETHER BUT HE’S RARIN’ TO GO

LORD, LORD, GOT THOSE BROWN’S FERRY BLUES

 

1      1      4      4

1      1      1      5      5

1      1      4      4

1      1      5      1      1

 

 

BURY ME BENEATH THE WILLOW

 

MY HEART IS SAD AND I AM LONELY

FOR THE ONLY ONE I LOVE

WHEN SHALL I SEE HER, OH NO NEVER

TILL WE MEET IN HEAVEN ABOVE

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

OH BURY ME BENEATH THE WILLOW

UNDER THE WEEPING WILLOW TREE

SO SHE MAY KNOW WHERE I AM SLEEPING

THEN PERHAPS SHE’LL WEEP FOR ME

 

SHE TOLD ME THAT SHE DEARLY LOVED ME

AND HOW COULD I BELIEVE IT UNTRUE

UNTIL THE ANGEL SOFTLY WHISPERED

SHE WILL PROVE UNTRUE TO YOU

 

TOMORROW WAS TO BE OUR WEDDING

WHERE, OH LORD, WHERE IS SHE

SHE’S GONE, SHE’S GONE TO LOVE ANOTHER

AND SHE NO LONGER CARES FOR ME

 

1      1      4      4

1      1      5      5

1      1      4      4

1      5      1      1

 

CAN’T YOU HEAR ME CALLIN’                 Bill Monroe

 

OH THE DAYS ARE DARK AND THE NIGHTS ARE LONELY

SINCE YOU LEFT ME ON MY OWN

I MISS YOU SO MY LITTLE DARLIN’

I WORRY SO SINCE YOU’VE BEEN GONE

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

SWEETHEART OF MINE CAN’T YOU HEAR ME CALLIN’

A MILLION TIMES I LOVED YOU BEST

MISTREATED YOU, LORD, AND I’M SORRY

COME BACK TO ME IS MY REQUEST

 

I REMEMBER DEAR THE NIGHT WE PARTED

A BIG MISTAKE IS WHAT CAUSED IT ALL

IF YOU’LL COME BACK SUNSHINE WILL FOLLOW

TO STAY AWAY WOULD BE MY FALL

 

WELL THE DAYS ARE DARK MY LITTLE DARLIN’

OH HOW I NEED YOUR SWEET EMBRACE

WHEN I AWOKE THE SUN WAS SHININ’

WHEN I LOOKED UP I SAW YOUR FACE

 

1      1      1      1

4      4      1      1

4       4      1      1

4      5      1      1

 

 

CASH ON THE BARREL HEAD                   Louvin Bros.

 

I GOT IN A LITTLE TROUBLE AT THE COUNTY SEAT

THEY PUT ME IN THE JAILHOUSE FOR LOAFIN’ ON THE STREET

WHEN THE JUDGE HEARD THE VERDICT HE SAID « YOU’RE GUILTY, MAN »

HE GAVE ME FORTY-FIVE DOLLARS AND THIRTY DAYS IN THE CAN

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

THAT’LL BE CASH ON THE BARREL HEAD SON

NOT PART IN CASH, THE ENTIRE SUM

NO MONEY DOWN, NO CREDIT PLAN

GIVE ME CASH ON THE BARREL HEAD, I’M A BUSY MAN

 

I FOUND A TELEPHONE NUMBER ON A LAUNDRY SLIP

I HAD A GOOD-HEARTED JAILER WITH A SIX GUN HIP

HE LET ME CALL LONG DISTANCE, SHE SAID « NUMBER PLEASE »

JUST AS SOON AS I TOLD HER SHE SHOUTED BACK AT ME

 

THIRTY DAYS IN THE JAILHOUSE, FOUR DAYS ON THE ROAD

I WAS FEELIN’ MIGHTY HUNGRY, MY FEET’S A HEAVY LOAD

I SAW A GREYHOUND COMIN’, I STUCK OUT MY THUMB

SOON AS I WAS SEATED THE DRIVER CAUGHT MY ARM

 

VERSE     1      1      1      1

1      5      1      1

1      1      1      1

1      5      1      1

 

CHORUS       4     4      1      1

5      5      1      1

4      4      1      1

5      5      5      1      1

 

 

CATFISH JOHN                   Bob MacDill & Alan Reynolds

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

MAMA SAID DON’T GO NEAR THAT RIVER

DON’T BE HANGIN’ ROUND OLD CATFISH JOHN

COME THE MORNIN’ I’D ALWAYS BE THERE

WALKIN’ IN HIS FOOTSTEPS IN THE SWEET DELTA DAWN

 

TAKE ME BACK TO ANOTHER HOME

TO A TIME SO LONG AGO

WHEN THE SWEET MAGNOLIA BLOSSOMED

COTTON FIELDS WERE WHITE AS SNOW

 

CATFISH JOHN WAS A RIVER HOBO

LIVIN’ BACK BY THE RIVER’S BEND

LOOKIN’ BACK I STILL REMEMBER

I WAS PROUD TO BE HIS FRIEND

 

BORN A SLAVE IN THE TOWN OF RICHMOND

TRADED FOR A CHESNUT MARE

THOUGH HE NEVER SPOKE IN ANGER

OH HIS SOUL WAS HARD TO BEAR

 

CHORUS 1      1      4      4

1      1      1      5      5

1      1      4      4

1      1      5      1      1

 

VERSE  4      4      1      1

4      4      1      1

4      4      1      1

1      5      1      1

 

 

CLIMB THE LADDER

 

CHORUS:

 

CLIMB THE LADDER–RUNG BY RUNG CLIMB THE LADDER HIGH

STEP BY STEP–ONE BY ONE, REACH OUR HEART’S DESIRE

 

WALKIN’ DOWN AN ENDLESS STREET

YOUR HEAD’S A-HANGIN’ LOW

YOU SAY YOUR SHIP’S A-SINKIN’

AND YOU GOT NO PLACE TO GO

 

THIS LADDER STARTS AT THE BOTTOM

YOU CAN FIND IT WITH YOUR HEART

REACH ON UP AND TAKE AHOLD,

IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO START  (chorus)

 

LIFE’S A PRECIOUS THING MY FRIEND

WHEN IT ENDS YOU CANNOT CHOOSE

TIME IS ALL YOU HAVE TO GIVE

AND IT’S ALL YOU HAVE TO LOSE

 

WHEN AT LAST YOUR RACE IS RUN

AND IT’S TIME FOR YOU TO FLY

KEEP ON CLIMBIN’ RUNG BY RUNG

AS YOU BID THIS WORLD GOOD-BYE  (chorus)

 

CHORUS 1      1      1      1(2 beats)  5

1      1      1      5(2 beats)  1     1

 

VERSE 4      4      1      1

4      4      1      1

 

 

CLOSE BY                           Bill Monroe

 

YOU’VE GONE SO FAR AWAY MY DARLIN’

EACH TIME I THINK OF YOU I CRY

I’LL PRESS YOUR PICTURE TO MY BOSOM

THEN I’LL FEEL THAT WE’RE CLOSE BY

 

YEARS HAVE PASSED, YOU’VE NOT RETURNED DEAR

NOW THEY SAY THAT YOU HAVE DIED

BUT YOUR SOUL WILL LIVE FOREVER

NOW I KNOW YOU’LL BE CLOSE BY

 

I SAW YOU LAST WHILE YOU WERE LEAVIN’

THE TEARS FORM YOU I TRIED TO HIDE

YOU TOOK ME IN YOUR ARMS AND HELD ME

YOUR MEMORY I’LL KEEP CLOSE BY

 

THEY BURIED YOU IN A LONELY GRAVEYARD

AND A SPOT THEY LEFT BESIDE

NOW WE’LL SLEEP TILL JESUS CALLS US

SO THAT WE CAN BE CLOSE BY

 

1      5      1      1

4      4      4      4

4      4      1      1

1      5      1      1

 

 

COLD SHEETS OF RAIN

 

I SEE THE LIGHTS A-FLASHIN’, I HEAR THE THUNDER ROAR

SOMEWHERE ON THE DARK SIDE OF TOWN

MY BABY’S WITH A NEW LOVE, THE WIND IS OUT OF THE NORTH

I SHOULD BE WITH HER RIGHT NOW

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

COLD SHEETS OF RAIN POUR DOWN

IS MY LOVE SAFE AND WARM

WHERE IS SHE SLEEPING NOW

COLD SHEETS OF RAIN POUR DOWN

 

I WORRY SO ABOUT HER, SHE’S AFRAID OF STORMS

I DON’T KNOW HOW TO EASE HER MIND

SHE NEEDS SOMEONE TO LOVE HER AND KEEP HER SAFE AND WARM

SOMEONE WHO’S PATIENT AND KIND

 

VERSE     1      4      1      1

4      4      5      5

1      4      1      1

4      5      1      1

 

CHORUS     5      5      6m     4

1      4      1      1

5      5      6m     4

1      4      1      1

 

 

COLLEEN MALONE

 

IT’S BEEN TEN YEARS AND THREE SINCE I FIRST WENT TO SEA

WHEN I SAILED FROM OLD IRELAND AND HOME

BUT THOSE HILLS LUSH AND GREEN WERE A PART OF MY DREAM

WHEN I DREAMED OF MY COLLEEN MALONE

 

ON THE DAY I RETURNED TO MY SORROW I LEARNED

THAT THE ANGELS HAD CALLED HER AWAY

TO A GRAVE ON A HILL OVERLOOKING THE MILL

THAT’S THE PLACE WHERE SHE’S SLEEPING TODAY

 

CHORUS:

 

AS THE SOFT BREEZES BLOW THROUGH THE MEADOW I GO

PAST THE MILL WITH THE MOSS-COVERED STONE

UP THE PATHWAY I CLIMB THROUGH THE WOODS AND THE VINES

TO BE WITH MY COLLEEN MALONE

 

SHE WAS FAITHFUL EACH DAY AS I SAILED FAR AWAY

THERE WAS NO ONE BUT ME THAT SHE LOVED

AND I REMEMBER THOSE EYES SOFT AND BLUE AS THE SKIES

AND HER HEART WAS AS PURE AS A DOVE  (chorus)

 

ALL THE YEARS OF MY LIFE I WILL NOT TAKE A WIFE

I WILL LIVE IN THIS VALLEY ALONE

PLANTING FLOWERS AROUND IN THIS SOFT GENTLE GROUND

THAT IS HOLDING MY COLLEEN MALONE  (chorus)

 

VERSE     1      4      1      6m

4      2      5      5

1      4      1      6m

4      5      1      1

 

CHORUS     5      5      4      1

4      1      5      5

5      5      4      1

4      5      1      1

 

 

COLUMBUS STOCKADE BLUES

 

WAY DOWN IN COLUMBUS, GEORGIA

I WANT TO BE BACK IN TENNESSEE

WAY DOWN IN COLUMBUS STOCKADE

MY FRIENDS ALL TURNED THEIR BACKS ON ME

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

GO AND LEAVE ME IF YOU WISH TO

NEVER LET ME CROSS YOUR MIND

IF IN YOUR HEART YOU LOVE ANOTHER

LEAVE ME LITTLE DARLIN’ I DON’T MIND

 

LAST NIGHT AS I LAY SLEEPING

I DREAMED I HELD YOU IN MY ARMS

WHEN I AWOKE I WAS MISTAKEN

I WAS PEERING THROUGH THE BARS

 

MANY A NIGHT WITH YOU I RAMBLED

MANY AN HOUR WITH YOU I SPENT

THOUGHT I HAD YOUR HEART FOREVER

NOW I FIND THAT IT WAS ONLY LENT

 

VERSE  1      1      1      1

5      5      1      1

1      1      1      1

5      5      1      1

 

CHORUS  4      4      1      1

4      4      5      5

1      1      1      1

5      5      1      1

 

 

COULD YOU LOVE ME                         Carter Stanley

 

COULD YOU LOVE ME ONE MORE TIME

WITH A LOVE THAT REALLY IS MINE

WE’VE WAITED SO LONG, THEY SAY YOU’VE GONE WRONG

AND I’LL LOVE YOU FOREVER THIS TIME

 

WE’LL GO DOWN BY THE RIVER

I’LL ASK YOU ONE MORE TIME

AS THE NIGHT BREEZES LOW, I’LL WHISPER SO LOW

COULD YOU LOVE ME ONE MORE TIME

 

DO YOU THINK THAT I BELIEVE

THIS TALK THAT’S GOIN’ ‘ROUND

I’VE HEARD LOTS OF THINGS THAT SOMEHOW SEEM STRANGE

BUT DARLIN’ I COULDN’T THROW YOU DOWN

 

I KNOW THAT YOU’RE ME WEAKNESS

I KNOW YOU’LL BE MY DOWNFALL

I’M SORRY WE MET AND I’LL NEVER FORGET

THOUGH I GAVE YOU MY HEART, SOUL, AND ALL

 

(3/4)

 

1      1      4      4

1      1      5      5

1      1      4      4

5      5      1      1

 

5      5      1      1

5      5      1      1

1      1      4      4

5      5      1      1

 

 

CRIPPLE CREEK

 

I GOT A GAL AND SHE’S GOT ME

SHE’S AS SWEET AS SWEET CAN BE

SHE’S GOT EYES OF BABY BLUE

MAKES MY GUN SHOOT STRAIGHT AND TRUE

 

(LADY’S VERSION)

 

I GOT A BEAU AND HE’S GOT ME

HE’S AS SWEET AS SWEET CAN BE

HE’S GOT EYES OF DARKEST BROWN

MAKES MY HEART JUMP ALL AROUND

 

CHORUS:

GOIN’ UP TO CRIPPLE CREEK, GOIN’ IN A RUN

GOIN’ UP TO CRIPPLE CREEK TO HAVE SOME FUN

GOIN’ UP TO CRIPPLE CREEK, GOIN’ IN A WHIRL   (AIN’T GOIN’ SLOW)

GOIN’ UP TO CRIPPLE CREEK TO SEE MY GIRL  (TO SEE MY BEAU)

 

CRIPPLE CREEK’S WIDE AND CRIPPLE CREEK’S DEEP

I’LL WADE OL’ CRIPPLE CREEK BEFORE I SLEEP

ROLL MY BREECHES TO MY KNEES

I’LL WADE OL’ CRIPPLE CREEK WHEN I PLEASE

 

I WENT DOWN TO CRIPPLE CREEK

TO SEE WHAT THEM GIRLS HAD TO EAT

I GOT DRUNK AND FELL AGAINST THE WALL

OL’ CORN LIKKER WAS THE CAUSE OF IT ALL

 

VERSE  1      4-1    1      5-1

1      4-1    1      5-1

 

CHORUS 1      1      1      5-1

1      1      1      5-1

 

 

CRYING HOLY

 

CHORUS:

 

CRYING HOLY UNTO THE LORD

CRYING HOLY UNTO THE LORD

IF I COULD I SURELY WOULD

STAND ON THE ROCK (STAND ON THE ROCK) WHERE MOSES STOOD

 

SINNERS RUN AND HIDE YOUR FACE

SINNERS RUN AND HIDE YOUR FACE

GO RUN INTO THE ROCKS AND HIDE YOUR FACE

CAUSE I AIN’T (LORD LORD) NO STRANGER NOW

 

LORD I AIN’T NO STRANGER NOW

LORD I AIN’T NO STRANGER NOW

I’VE BEEN INTRODUCED TO THE FATHER AND THE SON

AND I AIN’T (LORD LORD) NO STRANGER NOW

 

1      1      1      1

4      4      1      1

1      1      1      1

1      5      1      1

 

 

DANCIN’ WITH THE ANGELS

 

THERE ARE PATHS OF DARKNESS, THERE ARE PATHS OF LIGHT

AND THEY MEET AT THE OLD CROSSROADS

THE ANGELS ARE CALLIN’, EVERY SPIRIT WILL HEARKEN

ALL IS FORGIVEN, LAY DOWN YOUR WEARY LOAD

 

CHORUS:

 

YOU’LL BE DANCIN’  (DANCIN’),  DANCIN’  (DANCIN’) DANCIN’ WITH THE ANGELS

JUST LIKE OLD DANIEL IN THE LIONS DEN

THE DOOR WILL BE OPEN AND THE FEAST SPREAD OUT BEFORE YOU

DANCIN’ WITH THE ANGELS . . . WHILE THE LIONS ROAR

 

OLD SATAN’S DARK POWERS ARE HUNGRY FOR CONFUSION

UNSATISFIED AND GREEDY FOR MORE

IF YOU’LL LOOK TO YOUR HEART AND THE SPIRIT THERE A-BLOOMIN’

IT’S THERE BRIGHT AND SHINY SATAN CAN HARM YOU NO MORE

 

KIND ANGELS OF MERCY A-WAITIN’ THERE TO GREET US

STANDING ON THE SHORE OF EVERLASTING LIGHT

THEY SING « COME AND JOIN US » ACROSS THE SHINING WATERS

OUR LANTERNS OF LOVE WILL GUIDE US THROUGH THE NIGHT

 

(USE THE 5-CHORD ON THE SEVENTH MEASURE IN VERSE 1 ONLY)

 

VERSE  1      1      4      1

1      1      2 (5)  5

1      1      4      1

1      1      5      1      1

 

CHORUS 1      1      4      1      1

1      1      2      5      5

1      1      4      1      1

1      1      6m     6m     6m     6m

5      1      1

 

 

DARK AS A DUNGEON                  Merle Travis

 

COME LISTEN YOU FELLOWS SO YOUNG AND SO FINE

AND SEEK NOT YOUR FORTUNE IN THE DARK DREARY MINE

IT WILL FORM AS A HABIT AND SEEP IN YOUR SOUL

‘TILL THE STREAM OF YOUR BLOOD IS AS BLACK AS THE COAL

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

IT’S DARK AS A DUNGEON AND DAMP AS THE DEW

THERE THE DANGER IS DOUBLE AND THE PLEASURES ARE FEW

WHERE THE RAIN NEVER FALLS AND SUN NEVER SHINES

IT’S DARK AS A DUNGEON WAY DOWN IN THE MINES

 

IT’S A-MANY A MAN I’VE SEEN IN MY DAY

WHO LIVED JUST TO LABOR HIS WHOLE LIFE AWAY

LIKE A FIEND WITH HIS DOPE AND A DRUNKARD HIS WINE

A MAN WILL HAVE LUST FOR THE LURE OF THE MINE

 

I HOPE WHEN I’M GONE AND THE AGES SHALL ROLL

MY BODY WILL BLACKEN AND TURN INTO COAL

THEN I’LL LOOK FROM THE DOOR OF MY HEAVENLY HOME

AND PITY THE MINER A-DIGGIN’ MY BONES

 

(3/4)

 

VERSE     1      1      4      5

1      1      4      1      1

1      1      4      5

1      1      4      1      1

 

CHORUS       5     5      4      1

5      5      4      1

1      1      4      5

1      1      4      1      1

 

 

DARK HOLLOW

 

I’D RATHER BE IN SOME DARK HOLLOW

WHERE THE SUN DON’T NEVER SHINE

THAN TO BE HERE ALONE JUST KNOWIN’ THAT YOU’RE GONE

IT WOULD CAUSE ME TO LOSE MY MIND

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

SO BLOW YOUR WHISTLE FREIGHT TRAIN

BLOW IT FAR ON DOWN THE TRACK

I’M GOING AWAY–I’M LEAVIN’ TODAY

I’M GOING BUT I AIN’T COMIN’ BACK

 

I’D RATHER BE IN SOME DARK HOLLOW

WHERE THE SUN DON’T NEVER SHINE

THAN TO BE HERE IN SOME BIG CITY

IN A SMALL ROOM WITH YOU ON MY MIND

 

1      5      1      1

1      4      1      1

1      1 (b7) 4      4

1      5      1      1

 

 

THE DARKEST HOUR IS JUST BEFORE THE DAWN     Ralph Stanley

 

THE SUN IS SLOWLY SINKING

THE DAY IS ALMOST GONE

STILL DARKNESS FALLS ALL AROUND US

AND WE MUST JOURNEY ON

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

THE DARKEST HOUR IS JUST BEFORE THE DAWN

THE NARROW WAY LEADS HOME

LAY DOWN YOUR SOUL AT JESUS’S FEET

THE DARKEST HOUR IS JUST BEFORE DAWN

 

LIKE A SHEPHERD OUT ON THE MOUNTAIN

WATCHIN’ THE SEEP DOWN BELOW

HE’S COMING BACK TO CLAIM US

WILL YOU BE READY TO GO

 

(3/4)

 

VERSE 1      1      4      4

1      5      1      1

1      1      4      4

1      5      1      1

 

CHORUS 4      4      1      1

1      1      5      5

1      1      4      4

1      4      1      1

 

 

DEEP RIVER

 

YOU’RE RUNNIN’ WILD DEEP RIVER

YOU’RE JUST LIKE THE ONE THAT I LOVE SO

YOU NEVER STOP RUNNIN’ DEEP RIVER

LIKE HER, YOU’RE ALWAYS ON THE GO

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

AND I’M FEELIN’ LOWDOWN DEEP RIVER

I CAN’T GO ON I’VE HAD ENOUGH

I’M GONNA DIVE TO YOUR BOTTOM DEEP RIVER

I’M DIVIN’ IN BUT I’M NOT COMIN’ UP

 

NOW IF I HAD BIG BOAT DEEP RIVER

I WOULD LET YOU ROCK ME TO SLEEP

AND SOMEWHERE DOWN THE STREAM I’D ANCHOR

IN THE PORT OF BROKEN DREAMS

 

VERSE  1      b7     1      1

1      b7     1      1

1      b7     1      1

4      5      1      1

CHORUS 4      4      1      1

4      4      5      5

1      b7     1      1

4      5      1      1

 

 

DEEP RIVER BLUES

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

LET IT RAIN, LET IT POUR, LET IT RAIN A WHOLE LOT MORE

‘CAUSE I GOT THEM DEEP RIVER BLUES

LET THE RAIN DRIVE RIGHT ON, LET THE WAVES SWEEP ALONG

‘CAUSE I GOT THEM DEEP RIVER BLUES

 

MY OLD GAL’S A GOOD OLD PAL AND SHE LOOKS LIKE A WATER FOWL

WHEN I GET THEM DEEP RIVER BLUES

AIN’T NO ONE TO CRY FOR ME AND THE FISH ALL GO OUT ON A SPREE

WHEN I GET THEM DEEP RIVER BLUES

 

GIVE ME BACK MY OLD BOAT, I’M GONNA SAIL IT IF SHE FLOATS

‘CAUSE I GOT THEM DEEP RIVER BLUES

I’M GOING BACK TO MUSSEL SHOALS, TIMES ARE BETTER THERE I’M TOLD

‘CAUSE I GOT THEM DEEP RIVER BLUES

 

IF MY BOAT SINKS WITH ME I’LL GO DOWN, DON’T YOU SEE

‘CAUSE I GOT THEM DEEP RIVER BLUES

NOW I’M GOING TO SAY GOODBYE AND IF I SINK JUST LET ME DIE

‘CAUSE I GOT THEM DEEP RIVER BLUES

 

1      1o     1      4

1      1      5      5

1      1o     1      4

1      5      1      1

 

 

DIGGY DIGGY LO

 

HEY DIGGY DIGGY LI, DIGGY DIGGY LO,

FELL IN LOVE WITH THE SAME OLD BEAU

THE POP FULL OF LOVE YOU KNOW

FOR DIGGY DIGGY LI, DIGGY DIGGY LO

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

DIGGY DIGGY LI, DIGGY DIGGY LO, EVERYONE KNEW HE WAS HER BEAU

NO ONE ELSE COULD EVER SHOW SO MUCH LOVE FOR DIGGY DIGGY LO

 

WELL THAT’S THE PLACE THEY FIND ROMANCE

WHERE THEY DO THE CAJUN DANCE

STEAL A KISS WITH EVERY CHANCE

AND SHOW THEIR LOVE WITH EVERY GLASS

 

WELL, HE FINALLY WENT AND SEEN HER PA

AND NOW HE’S GOT A LITTLE ONE NOW

WAY BACK WHERE THE BAYOU FLOWS

AND NOW HE’S GOT A LITTLE DIGGY DIGGY LO

 

FRENCH VERSION (with pronunciation):

 

C’EST MA SOEUR              (SAY MAH SUR DIGGY LIGGY LA)

ELLE C’EST MARIE AVEC           (ELL SAY MAR-YAY A-VEK DIGGY LIGGY LO)

POUR S’EN REST’ DANS LE VILLAGE    (POOR SON REST DON LUH VEE-LAZH)

DIGGY LIGGY LA ET (EH) DIGGY LIGGY LO

 

CHORUS:

 

DIGGY LIGGY LO TRAP PO-POOH            (‘TTRAPE POPO)

DIGGY LIGGY LA TOHMB SOORLE PLOM-BO    (TOMBE SUR LE PLOMBEAU)

POOR SON VAH TOO PAR-TOO        (POUR S’EN VA TOUT PARTOUT)

DIGGY LIGGY LA EH (ET) DIGGY LIGGY LO

 

TRANSLATION:

 

MY SISTER, DIGGY LIGGY LA, SHE MARRIED DIGGY LIGGY LO

TO LIVE IN TOWN, DIGGY DIGGY LA AND DIGGY LIGGY LO

DIGGY LIGGY LO CATCHES POPO, DIGGY LIGGY LA FALLS ON THE SADDLE HORN

TO RIDE ALL AROUND, DIGGY LIGGY LA AND DIGGY LIGGY LO

 

VERSE  1      1      1      5

5      5      5      1

 

CHORUS 4-b7       4      1-4    1

5      5      5      1      1

 

DIXIE DARLIN’

 

WAY DOWN BELOW THE MASON DIXON LINE

DOWN WHERE THE HONEYSUCKLES ARE ENTWINED

THAT’S WHERE THE SOUTHERN WINDS ARE BLOWIN’

THAT’S WHERE THE SUNNY DAYS ARE GROWIN’

THE GIRLS OF THE NORTH IN THEIR GAY FINERY

WHIRLIN’ AROUND IN A SILK SATEE

SINGIN’ A SONG OF DIXIE DARLIN’ WHERE I LONG TO BE

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

MY DIXIE DARLIN’ LISTEN TO THIS SONG I SING

BENEATH THE SILVERY MOON WITH MY BANJO RIGHT IN TUNE

MY HEART IS EVER TRUE, I LOVE NO ONE BUT YOU

MY DIXIE DARLIN’ MY DIXIE QUEEN

 

GOIN’ DOWN SOUTH TO HAVE A BIG TIME

I’LL SEE MY GIRL IN OLD CAROLINE

DRINK MY BOOZE AND DO AS I PLEASE

FOLLOW THEM GIRLS I LONG TO SQUEEZE

SINGIN’ A SONG OF DIXIE DARLIN’

DOWN WHERE I LONG TO BE GOIN’

DOWN WHERE THE JELLY ROLL’S ROLLIN’ WITH MY DIXIE DARLIN’

 

VERSE  1      1      1      1

5      5      1      1      1

1      1      1      1

5      5      5      1      1

 

CHORUS 1      1      1      1      1

5      5      1      1

1      1      1      1

5      5      1      1

 

 

DO THE PUYALLUP

 

ALL THE PEOPLE AND THE ANIMALS DOWN AT THE FAIR

THEY DO THE PUYALLUP LIKE THEY DIDN’T HAVE A CARE

AND IT LOOKS LIKE SO MUCH FUN TO DO

I THINK I’M GONNA LEARN HOW TO DO IT TOO

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

YOU CAN DO IT AT A TROT YOU CAN DO IT AT A GALLOP

YOU CAN DO IT REAL SLOW SO YOUR HEART WON’T PALPITATE

DON’T BE LATE . . . DO THE PUYALLUP

 

LATE AT NIGHT ALL THE ANIMALS DOWN AT THE FAIR

THEY DO THE PUYALLUP WHEN NO ONE ELSE IS THERE

AND IT LOOKS LIKE SO MUCH FUN TO DO

YOU MIGHT WANT TO LEARN HOW TO DO IT TOO

 

SO COME ON AND DO THE PUYALLUP FAIR

WIN YOUR BABY A TEDDY BEAR

BRING YOUR SISTER AND YOUR UNCLE AND YOUR MOM AND DAD

IT’LL BE THE MOST FUN THAT YOU EVER HAD

 

VERSE 1      4      1      5

4-1    4-1    4-1    2-5    5

 

CHORUS   4-1    5-1    4-1    5-1

6m     6m     4      5

1      1

 

 

DON’T LET YOUR DEAL GO DOWN

 

I’VE BEEN ALL AROUND THIS WHOLE WIDE WORLD

I’VE BEEN DOWN IN SUNNY ALABAM’

MY MOMMA ALWAYS TOLD ME, « SON, »

SHE SAID, « NEVER LET YOUR DEAL GO DOWN »

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

OH HONEY, DON’T LET YOUR DEAL GO DOWN

HONEY, DON’T LET YOUR DEAL GO DOWN

DON’T LET YOUR DEAL GO DOWN SWEET MAMA

TILL YOUR LAST DOLLAR IS GONE

 

THE LAST TIME I SEEN THAT GAL OF MINE

SHE WAS STANDING IN MY DOOR

SHE SAID, « HONEY I’LL BE A LONG TIME GONE

YOU’LL NEVER SEE YOUR GAL NO MORE »

 

I’M GOING DOWN TO THE RAILROAD TRACKS

AND I’M GOING TO BRING MY ROCKING CHAIR

IF THESE DOGGONE BLUES DON’T LEAVE MY MIND

I’M GOING TO ROCK AWAY FROM HERE

 

6      6      2      2

5      5      1      1

6      6      2      2

5      5      1      1

 

 

DON’T THIS ROAD LOOK ROUGH AND ROCKY

 

DARLING I HAVE COME TO TELL YOU

THOUGH IT ALMOST BREAKS MY HEART

THAT BEFORE THE MORNING, DARLING

WE’LL BE MANY MILES APART

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

DON’T THIS ROAD LOOK ROUGH AND ROCKY

DON’T THAT SEA LOOK WIDE AND DEEP

DON’T MY BABY LOOK THE SWEETEST

WHEN SHE’S IN MY ARMS ASLEEP

 

DON’T YOU HEAR THE NIGHT BIRDS CALLING

FAR ACROSS THE DEEP BLUE SEA

WHILE OF OTHERS YOU ARE THINKING

WON’T YOU SOMETIMES THINK OF ME

 

ONE MORE KISS BEFORE I LEAVE YOU

ONE MORE KISS BEFORE WE PART

YOU HAVE CAUSED ME LOTS OF TROUBLE

DARLING YOU HAVE BROKE MY HEART

 

VERSE     1      1-4    1      1

1      1      5      5

1      1-4    1      1

5      5       1      1

 

CHORUS     4      4      1      1

1      1      5      5

1      1-4    1      1

5      5      1      1

 

DON’T YOU HEAR JERUSALEM MOAN

 

WELL I GOT A HOME ON THE OTHER SHORE

DON’T YOU HEAR JERUSALEM MOAN

I KNOW I’LL LIVE THERE FOREVER MORE

DON’T YOU HEAR JERUSALEM MOAN

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

DON’T YOU HEAR JERUSALEM MOAN

DON’T YOU HEAR JERUSALEM MOAN

THANK GOD THERE’S A HEAVEN AND A RINGIN’ IN MY SOUL AND MY SOUL’S SET FREE

DON’T YOU HEAR JERUSALEM MOAN

 

NOW SISTER MARY, SHE WEARS A GOLDEN CHAIN

DON’T YOU HEAR JERUSALEM MOAN

AND ON EACH LINK IS A-JESUS’ NAME

DON’T YOU HEAR JERUSALEM MOAN

 

WELL, OLD SATAN WEARS A HYPOCRITE’S SHOES

DON’T YOU HEAR JERUSALEM MOAN

IF YOU DON’T WATCH OUT HE’S GONNA STEP ON YOU

DON’T YOU HEAR JERUSALEM MOAN

 

WELL THE METHODIST PREACHER IS A MIGHTY FINE MAN

DON’T YOU HEAR JERUSALEM MOAN

HE’S SHOWIN’ US THE WAY TO THE PROMISED LAND

DON’T YOU HEAR JERUSALEM MOAN

 

WELL THE BAPTIST PREACHER IS A MIGHTY FINE PREACHER

DON’T YOU HEAR JERUSALEM MOAN

A BIBLE SPEAKER IS A NATURAL BORN TEACHER

DON’T YOU HEAR JERUSALEM MOAN

 

VERSE  1      1      1      1      1

1      1      5      1

 

CHORUS 1      1     1     1

(IMPLIED)    (1)       (1)    (1)    (1-5)

1      1

 

 

DOOLEY                   Mitchell Jayne/Rodney Dillard

 

DOOLEY WAS A GOOD OLD MAN, HE LIVED BELOW THE MILL

DOOLEY HAD TWO DAUGHTERS AND A FORTY-GALLON STILL

ONE GAL WATCHED THE BOILER THE OTHER WATCHED THE SPOUT

AND MAMA CORKED THE BOTTLES WHEN OLD DOOLEY FETCHED THEM OUT

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

DOOLEY SLIPPIN’ UP THE HOLLER, DOOLEY TRYIN’ TO MAKE A DOLLAR

DOOLEY GIVE ME A SWALLER AND I’LL PAY YOU BACK SOME DAY

 

THE REVENUERS CAME FOR HIM A-SLIPPIN’ THROUGH THE WOODS

DOOLEY KEPT BEHIND THEM ALL AND NEVER LOST HIS GOODS

DOOLEY WAS A TRADER WHEN INTO TOWN HE COME

SUGAR BY THE BUSHEL AND MOLASSES BY THE TON

 

I REMEMBER VERY WELL THE DAY OLD DOOLEY DIED

THE WOMEN FOLK LOOKED SORRY AND THE MEN STOOD ‘ROUND AND CRIED

NOW DOOLEY’S ON THE MOUNTAIN HE LIES THERE ALL ALONE

THEY PUT A JUG BESIDE HIM AND A BARREL FOR A STONE

 

VERSE  1      4      1      5

1      4      1-5    1

1      4      1      5

1      4      1-5    1

 

CHORUS 1      1      4      4

1      1      5      1

1      1      4      4

1      1      5      1      1

 

 

DOWN WHERE THE RIVER BENDS             Ralph Stanley

 

IT’S HARD TO KEEP TEARS OUT OF MY EYES

FOR THIS MAY BE OUR LAST GOODBYE

YOUR COUNTRY CALLS YOU TO DEFEND A GREAT LAND

SO DO YOUR PART JUST LIKE A MAN

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

DOWN WHERE THE RIVER BENDS

WITH GOD’S HELP WE’LL MEET AGAIN

UNDER THE SAME OLD SYCAMORE TREE

PROUD OF EACH OTHER IN THE LAND OF THE FREE

 

I’LL GO DOWN TO THE OCEAN BLUE

AND GET JUST AS CLOSE AS I CAN TO YOU

THIS OLD OCEAN MIGHT KEEP US APART

BUT IT WON’T KEEP YOU DEAR OUT OF MY HEART

 

IF THE WORST SHOULD HAPPEN AND THE POPPIES SHOULD WAVE

OVER YOUR FAR DISTANT LONELY GRAVE

ALL THE REST OF MY LIFE I’LL SPEND IN PRAYER

I’LL MEET YOU IN HEAVEN, THERE’LL BE NO WARS THERE

 

1      1      4      4

1      1      5      5

1      1      4      4

1      5      1      1

 

 

DRIVIN’ NAILS IN MY COFFIN

 

MY SWEETHEART IS GONE AND I’M SO LONELY

SHE SAID THAT SHE AND I WERE THROUGH

I STARTED OUT DRINKIN’ FOR PASTIME

DRIVIN’ NAILS IN MY COFFIN’ OVER YOU

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

I’M JUST DRIVIN’ NAILS IN MY COFFIN

EVERY TIME I THINK ABOUT THE BOOZE

I’M JUST DRIVIN’ NAILS IN MY COFFIN LITTLE DOVE

DRIVIN’ NAILS IN MY COFFIN’ OVER YOU

 

NOW EVER SINCE THE DAY THAT WE PARTED

I’VE BEEN SO SAD AND SO BLUE

I CAN’T BE THINKIN’ ABOUT HER

AND I JUST CAN’T QUIT DRINKIN’ THAT OLD BOOZE

 

NOW IF YOU TURN ME DOWN, YOU DON’T WANT ME

THERE IS NOTHING MORE I CAN DO

I’M JUST DRIVIN’ NAILS IN MY COFFIN’

WORRYIN’ MY DARLIN’ OVER YOU

 

1      1      1      1

1      1      5      5

1      1      1      1

1      5      1      1

 

EAST VIRGINIA BLUES

 

I WAS BORN IN EAST VIRGINIA

NORTH CAROLINA I DID GO

THERE I SPIED A FAIR YOUNG LADY

AND HER NAME I DID NOT KNOW

 

HER HAIR WAS DARK IN COLOR

HER CHEEKS WERE ROSY RED

UPON HER BREAST SHE WORE WHITE LILIES

WHERE I LONGED TO LAY MY HEAD

 

OH, IN MY HEART YOU ARE MY DARLING

AT MY DOOR YOU’RE WELCOME IN

AT MY GATE I’LL ALWAYS MEET YOU

FOR YOU’RE THE GIRL I TRIED TO WIN

 

OH MOLLY, DEAR, GO ASK YOUR MOTHER

MY LOVING BRIDE YOU’LL FOREVER BE

IF SHE SAYS NO, COME BACK AND TELL ME

AND I WILL RUN AWAY WITH THEE

 

I’LL GO BACK TO EAST VIRGINIA

NORTH CAROLINA AIN’T MY HOME

I’LL GO BACK TO EAST VIRGINIA

LEAVE OLD NORTH CAROLINA ALONE

 

THE OCEAN’S DEEP AND I CAN’T WADE IT

AND I HAVE NO WINGS TO FLY

I’LL JUST GET SOME BLUE-EYED BOATMAN

TO ROW ME OVER THE TIDE

 

I’D RATHER BE IN SOME DARK HOLLER

WHERE THE SUN DON’T EVER SHINE

THAN FOR YOU TO BE ANOTHER MAN’S DARLING

WHEN YOU PROMISED TO BE MINE

 

1      1      1      1

4      4      1      1

4      4      1      1

5      5      1      1

 

 

ENDLESS HIGHWAY

 

ENDLESS HIGHWAY AS FAR AS I CAN SEE

THE ROAD WILL TAKE ME BACK TO HER TONIGHT

IT’S BEEN SO LONG SINCE I’VE SEEN HER SMILE

I’LL BE COUNTIN’ ALL THE MILES TILL I GET HOME

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

HOW MANY HOURS ‘TILL I HOLD HER

HOW MANY DAYS BEFORE WE HIT THAT ROAD AGAIN

ENDLESS HIGHWAYS, SHE DON’T KNOW HOW MUCH I MISS HER

HEADED DOWN THIS ROAD BOUND FOR TENNESSEE

 

LONESOME FEELIN’ DEEP WITHIN MY HEART

LONGING FOR THIS WEARY NIGHT TO END

I’LL THINK ABOUT HER, TRY TO KEEP MY TIRED EYES OPEN

COME THE MORNIN’ LIGHT I’LL BE BACK HOME AGAIN

 

VERSE 1      1      4      1

4      1      5      5

1      1      4      1

4      5      1      1

 

CHORUS 5        5     1      1

5      5      4      5

1      1      4      1

4      5      1      1

 

 

THE ENGINEERS DON’T WAVE FROM THE TRAINS

 

WHEN I WAS LITTLE BOY I’D HANG AROUND THE TRACK

WATCHIN’ THEM TRAINS GO TO LOUIEVILLE AND BACK

I HAD MY DREAMS AND I HAD MY PLANS

I WAS GONNA’ BE AN ENGINEER MAN

 

THEM BIG OLD TRAINS USED TO CHUG, CHUG, AND SPEW

THEY WERE MY HEROES, THEY KNEW THAT I KNEW

NO MATTER HOW FAR THEY’D GO DOWN THE TRACK

THEY’D ALWAYS TURN AROUND AND COME BACK

 

CHORUS:

 

BUT THE ENGINEERS DON’T WAVE FROM THE TRAINS ANYMORE

NOT LIKE THEY DID BACK IN 1954

THEY ALL GOT COMPUTERS AND DIESELS AND THINGS

THE ENGINEERS DON’T WAVE FROM THE TRAINS ANYMORE

THE ENGINEERS DON’T WAVE FROM THE TRAINS

 

THERE’S MORE IMPORTANT THINGS THAT CHANGE IN THE WORLD

ENGINEERS FORGOT ABOUT US LITTLE BOYS AND GIRLS

BUT I STILL GET A FAR AWAY LOOK IN MY EYE

WHEN I HEAR THOSE OLD TRAINS IN THE NIGHT  (chorus)

 

VERSE 1      1      5      5

5      5      1      1

1      1      4      4

1      5      1      1

 

CHORUS    1       1      5      5

4      4      1      1

1      1      4      4

1      5      1      6m

1      5      1      1

 

 

FAITHLESS LOVE

 

FAITHLESS LOVE LIKE A RIVER FLOWS

RAINDROPS FALLING ON A BROKEN ROSE

DOWN IN SOME VALLEY WHERE NOBODY GOES

AND THE NIGHT BLOWS IN LIKE THE COLD DARK WIND

FAITHLESS LOVE . . . LIKE A RIVER FLOWS

 

FAITHLESS LOVE WHERE DID I GO WRONG

WAS IT TELLING STORIES IN A HEARTBREAK SONG

WHERE NOBODY’S RIGHT, NOBODY WAS WRONG

FAITHLESS LOVE WILL FIND YOU AND THE MISERY ENTWINE YOU

FAITHLESS LOVE . . . WHERE DID I GO WRONG

 

BRIDGE:

 

WELL I GUESS I’M STANDING IN THE HALL OF BROKEN DREAMS

THAT’S THE WAY IT SOMETIMES GOES

NEVER A NEW LOVE–NEVER TURNS OUT LIKE IT SEEMS

IT’S THE FEELING COMES AND GOES

 

FAITHLESS LOVE LIKE A RIVER FLOWS

RAINDROPS FALLING ON A BROKEN ROSE

DOWN IN SOME VALLEY WHERE NOBODY GOES

FAITHLESS LOVE HAS FOUND ME, THROWN ITS CHILLY ARMS AROUND ME

FAITHLESS LOVE . . . LIKE A RIVER FLOWS

 

VERSE 1      4      1      1

6m     5      4      4

4      4      1      4

1      4      1      4

1      2m     3m     4-5

1      b3     b6     5

 

BRIDGE 4m     b7     1      3m

4      5      1      1

4m     b7     1      3m

4      5      4      5

 

 

FAR SIDE BANK OF JORDAN                           Terry Smith

 

I BELIEVE MY STEPS ARE GROWING WEARIER EACH DAY

STILL I’VE GOT A JOURNEY ON MY MIND

LURES OF THIS OLD WORLD HAVE MADE ME CEASE TO WANT TO STAY

AND MY ONE REGRET IS LEAVIN’ YOU BEHIND

 

IF IT PROVES TO BE HIS WILL, THAT I AM FIRST TO GO

AND SOMEHOW I’VE A FEELING, THAT WILL BE

WHEN IT COMES YOUR TIME TO TRAVEL LIKEWISE, DON’T YOU FEEL LOST

FOR I WILL BE THE FIRST ONE THAT YOU SEE

 

CHORUS:

 

AND I’LL BE WAITING ON THE FAR SIDE BANK OF JORDAN

I’LL BE WAITING, DRAWING PICTURES IN THE SAND

AND WHEN I SEE YOU COMING I WILL RISE UP WITH A SHOUT

AND COME RUNNING THROUGH THE SHALLOW WATERS REACHING FOR YOUR HAND

 

THROUGH THIS LIFE WE’VE LABORED HARD TO EARN OUR MEAGER FARE

IT’S BROUGHT US TREMBLING HANDS AND FAILING EYES

I’LL JUST REST HERE ON THE SHORE AND TURN MY EYES AWAY

UNTIL YOU COME, THEN WE’LL SEE PARADISE  (chorus)

 

VERSE 1      1      5      5

5      5      1      1

1      1      5      5

5      5      1      1

 

 

CHORUS 1      1      1      1

4      4      1      1

5      5      1      1

4      1      5      1      1

 

 

FARTHER ALONG

 

TEMPTED AND TRIED WE’RE OFT MADE TO WONDER

WHY IT SHOULD BE THUS ALL THE DAY LONG

WHILE THERE ARE OTHERS LIVING ABOUT US

NEVER MOLESTED THOUGH IN THE WRONG

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

FARTHER ALONG WE’LL KNOW ALL ABOUT IT

FARTHER ALONG WE’LL UNDERSTAND WHY

CHEER UP MY BROTHER, LIVE IN THE SUNSHINE

WE’LL UNDERSTAND IT ALL BY AND BY

 

WHEN DEATH HAS COME AND TAKEN OUR LOVED ONES

IT LEAVES A HOME SO LONELY AND DREAR

THEN DO WE WONDER WHY OTHERS PROSPER

LIVING SO WICKED YEAR AFTER YEAR

 

WHEN WE SEE JESUS COMING IN GLORY

WHEN HE COMES FROM HIS HOME IN THE SKY

THEN WE SHALL MEET HIM IN THAT BRIGHT MANSION

WE’LL UNDERSTAND IT ALL BY AND BY

 

(3/4)

 

VERSE     1   1   4   1   1   1

1   1   2   5   5   5

1   1   4   1   1   4

1   1   5   1   4   1   1

 

CHORUS     1   1   4   1   1   1

1   1   2   5   5   5   5

1   1   4   1   1   4

1   1   5   1   4   1   1

 

 

FEAST HERE TONIGHT

 

THERE’S A RABBIT IN A LOG AND I AIN’T GOT MY DOG

AND HOW WILL I GET HIM, I KNOW

I’LL GET ME A BRIAR AND I’LL TWIST IT IN HIS HAIR

AND THAT WAY I’LL GET HIM, I KNOW

 

I KNOW (I KNOW), I KNOW (I KNOW)

THAT WAY I’LL GET HIM, I KNOW

I’LL GET ME A BRIAR AND I’LL TWIST IT IN HIS HAIR

AND THAT WAY I’LL GET HIM, I KNOW

 

I’LL BUILD ME A FIRE AND I’LL COOK THAT OLD HAIR

GONNA ROLL HIM IN THOSE FLAMES AND MAKE HIM BROWN

HAVE A FEAST HERE TONIGHT WHILE THE MOON’S SHININ’ BRIGHT

FOR I FOUND MYSELF A PLACE TO LIE DOWN

 

TO LIE DOWN (TO LIE DOWN), TO LIE DOWN (TO LIE DOWN)

FOUND MYSELF A PLACE TO LIE DOWN

HAVE A FEAST HERE TONIGHT WHILE THE MOON’S SHININ’ BRIGHT

FOR I FOUND MYSELF A PLACE TO LIE DOWN

 

I’M A-GOIN’ DOWN THE TRACK WITH A COAT RIPPED UP MY BACK

AND THE SOLES ON MY SHOES ARE NEARLY GONE

JUST A LITTLE WAYS AHEAD THERE’S AN OLD FARMER’S SHED

AND THAT’S WHERE I’LL REST MY WEARY BONES

 

WEARY BONES (WEARY BONES), WEARY BONES (WEARY BONES)

THAT WHERE I’LL REST MY WEARY BONES

JUST A LITTLE WAYS AHEAD THERE’S AN OLD FARMER’S SHED

AND THAT’S WHERE ‘ILL REST MY WEARY BONES

 

VERSE 1      1      1      1

1      1      5      5

1      1      1      1

1      5      1      1

 

 

CHORUS 4      4      1      1

1      1      5      5

1      1      1      1

1      5      1      1

 

 

THE FIELDS HAVE TURNED BROWN                Carter Stanley

 

I LEFT MY OLD HOME TO RAMBLE THIS COUNTRY

MY MOTHER AND DAD SAID « SON DON’T GO WRONG »

« REMEMBER THAT GOD WILL ALWAYS WATCH O’ER YOU

AND HE WILL BE WAITING FOR YOU HERE AT HOME »

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

« SON DON’T GO ASTRAY » WAS WHAT THEY BOTH TOLD ME

« REMEMBER THAT LOVE FOR GOD CAN BE FOUND »

BUT NOW THEY’RE BOTH GONE THIS LETTER JUST TOLD ME

FOR YEARS THEY’VE BEEN DEAD, THE FIELDS HAVE TURNED BROWN

 

FOR MANY LONG YEARS THIS WORLD I HAVE TRAVELED

NO THOUGHTS FOR THE DAYS WHEN I WOULD RETURN

NOW AS I GO HOME TO FIND NO ONE WAITING

THE PRICE I HAVE PAID TO LIVE AND TO LEARN

 

THE YEARS OF MY YOUTH I AIMLESSLY SQUANDERED

AS THE WIDE WORLD ALONE I DID ROAM

THE SAD MEMORY OF THEM WHEREVER I WANDERED

HAS MADE MY HEART LONELY FOR THE FOLKS BACK AT HOME

 

(FAST 3/4)

 

VERSE     1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1

4   4   4   4   1   1   1   1

4   4   4   4   1   1   1   1

5   5   5   5   1   1   1   1

 

CHORUS     4   4   4   4   1   1   1   1

5   5   5   5   1   1   1   1

4   4   4   4   1   1   1   1

5   5   5   5   1   1   1   1

 

 

FOGGY MOUNTAIN TOP

 

IF I WAS ON SOME FOGGY MOUNTAIN TOP

I’D SAIL AWAY TO THE WEST

I’D SAIL ALL AROUND THIS WHOLE WIDE WORLD

TO THE GIRL I LOVE THE BEST

 

IF I’D HAVE LISTENED TO WHAT MAMA SAID

I WOULD NOT BE IN HERE TODAY

LYING AROUND THIS OLD JAILHOUSE

JUST WASTING MY POOR LIFE AWAY

 

OH SHE CAUSED ME TO WEEP, SHE CAUSED ME TO MOURN

SHE CAUSED ME TO LEAVE MY HOME

OH THE LONESOME PINES AND THE GOOD OLD TIMES

I’M ON MY WAY BACK HOME

 

1      1      4      4

1      1      5      5

1      1      4      1

1      5      1      1

 

 

FOOLISH HEART

 

I THINK I’LL TAKE MY FOOLISH HEART MY FRIEND AND HEAD RIGHT FOR THE DOOR

THERE’LL BE A BETTER WORLD A-WAITIN’ IF I DO

‘CAUSE I KNOW I’VE BEEN DOWN THIS ROAD A TIME OR TWO BEFORE

THE ONLY TIME I LET MY HEART TURN TO YOU

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

NOW I WON’T BE BLUE WITH DREAMS THAT WON’T COME TRUE

I’LL TAKE MY HEART AND HEAD RIGHT FOR THE DOOR

 

TILL SOMETHIN’ DEEP INSIDE KEEPS TELLIN’ ME TO MAKE THE SACRIFICE

AND ASKIN’ ME TO WALK THE EXTRA MILE

I’VE WALKED IT NOW TOO MANY TIMES WITH FREEDOM FOR THE PRICE

TOO MANY TIMES I’VE FOUGHT BACK TEARS BEHIND MY SMILE

 

I KNOW I MUST SEEM QUITE UNKIND WANDERIN’ OFF TONIGHT

AND LEAVE THE MOON UP ABOVE TO HOLD YOUR GAZE

IT’S ONLY THAT MY FOOLISH HEART IS BOUND WITH FOOLISH PRIDE

MAYBE SOME DAY I’LL SEE THE SUNSHINE ON YOUR FACE

 

INTRO  1      1b7 bass 16 bass 15 bass

1      1b7 bass 16 bass 15 bass

1      1b7 bass 16 bass 1b6 bass

5      5      1      1

 

VERSE  1      3m     4      1

4      5      1      1

1      3m     4      1

4      5      1      1

 

CHORUS  2      2      5      5

4      3m     2m     5

1      2m     4      5

1      1

 

 

FOOTPRINTS IN THE SNOW

 

NOW SOME FOLKS LIKE THE SUMMERTIME WHEN THEY CAN WALK ABOUT

STROLLING THROUGH THE MEADOW GREEN, IT’S PLEASANT THERE NO DOUBT

BUT GIVE ME THE WINTERTIME WHEN THE SNOW IS ON THE GROUND

I FOUND HER WHEN THE SNOW WAS ON THE GROUND

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

I TRACED HER LITTLE FOOTPRINTS IN THE SNOW

I FOUND HER LITTLE FOOTPRINTS IN THE SNOW

I BLESS THAT HAPPY DAY WHEN NELLIE LOST HER WAY

I FOUND HER WHEN THE SNOW WAS ON THE GROUND

 

I WENT OUT TO SEE HER, THERE WAS A BIG ROUND MOON

HER MOTHER SAID SHE JUST STEPPED OUT BUT WOULD BE RETURNING SOON

I FOUND HER LITTLE FOOTPRINTS AND I TRACED THEM IN THE SNOW

I FOUND HER WHEN THE SNOW WAS ON THE GROUND

 

NOW SHE’S UP IN HEAVEN, SHE’S WITH THE ANGEL BAND

I KNOW I’M GOING TO MEET HER IN THAT PROMISED LAND

EVERY TIME THE SNOW FALLS IT BRINGS BACK MEMORIES

I FOUND HER WHEN THE SNOW WAS ON THE GROUND

 

VERSE  1      1      1      4

5      5      5      1

1      1      1      4

5      5      1      1

 

CHORUS 1      1      5      5

5      5      1      1

1      1      1      4

5      5      1      1

 

 

FOX ON THE RUN

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

SHE WALKED THROUGH THE CORN LEADING DOWN TO THE RIVER

HER HAIR SHONE LIKE GOLD IN THE HOT MORNING SUN

SHE TOOK ALL THE LOVE THAT A POOR BOY COULD GIVE HER

AND LEFT ME TO DIE LIKE A FOX ON THE RUN

LIKE A FOX (LIKE A FOX, LIKE A FOX . . . ) ON THE RUN

 

EVERYBODY KNOWS THE REASON FOR THE FALL

WHEN WOMAN TEMPTED MAN DOWN IN PARADISE’S HALL

THIS WOMAN TEMPTED ME ALL RIGHT THEN TOOK ME FOR A RIDE

BUT LIKE THE LONELY FOX I NEED A PLACE TO HIDE

 

COME TAKE A GLASS OF WINE AND FORTIFY YOUR SOUL

WE’LL TALK ABOUT THE WORLD AND FRIENDS WE USED TO KNOW

I’LL ILLUSTRATE A GIRL PUT ME ON THE FLOOR

THE GAME IS NEARLY UP THE HOUNDS ARE AT MY DOOR

 

CHORUS 1      5      2m     4

2m     5      4      1      1

1      5      2m     4

2m     5      4      1      1

4      4      4      4      1      1

 

VERSE  4      1      5      1

4      1      2      5      5

4      1      5      1

4      1      5      1      1

 

 

FRIEND OF THE DEVIL           Jerry Garcia & Robert Hunter

 

I LIT OUT FROM RENO, I WAS TRAILED BY TWENTY HOUNDS

DIDN’T GET TO SLEEP THAT NIGHT TILL THE MORNIN’ CAME AROUND

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

I SET OUT RUNNIN’ BUT I TOOK MY TIME

A FRIEND OF THE DEVIL IS A FRIEND OF MINE

IF I GET HOME BEFORE DAYLIGHT

JUST MIGHT GET SOME SLEEP TONIGHT

 

I RAN INTO THE DEVIL, BABE, HE LOANED ME TWENTY BILLS

SPENT THE NIGHT IN UTAH AND I GAVE UP IN THE HILLS

 

I RAN DOWN TO THE LEVY BUT THE DEVIL CAUGHT ME THERE

HE TOOK MY TWENTY-DOLLAR BILL AND VANISHED IN THE AIR

 

BRIDGE:

 

GOT TWO REASONS WHY I CRY AWAY EACH LONELY NIGHT

THE FIRST ONE’S NAMED SWEET EMILY AND SHE’S MY HEART’S DELIGHT

THE SECOND ONE IS PRISON, BABE, AND THE SHERIFF’S ON MY TRAIL

AND IF HE CATCHES UP WITH ME I’LL SPEND MY LIFE IN JAIL

 

GOT A WIFE IN CHINO, BABE, AND ONE IN CHEROKEE

FIRST ONE SAYS SHE GOT MY CHILD BUT IT DON’T LOOK LIKE ME

 

VERSE       1      1      4      4

1      1      4      4

 

CHORUS      5      5      2m     2m

5      5      2m     2m

5      5      5      5

 

BRIDGE       5      5      5      5

4      4      4      4

5      5      5      5

2m     2m     4

5       5      5      5

 

GINSENG SULLIVAN

 

ABOUT THREE MILES FROM RED-TAIL YARD AT THE REVERSE CURVE ON DOWN

NOT FAR SOUTH FROM THE COUNTY POST SULLIVAN’S SHACK WAS FOUND

BACK ON THE HIGHER GROUND

 

YOU CAN SEE HIM EVERY DAY WALKING DOWN THE LINE

WITH AN OLD PACK SACK UPON HIS BACK AND HIS LONG HAIR DOWN BEHIND

SPEAKING HIS WORRIED MIND

 

CHORUS:

 

IT’S A LONG WAY FROM THE DELTA TO THE NORTH GEORGIA HILLS

AND A TOTE SACK FULL OF GINSENG DON’T PAY NO TRAVELIN’ BILLS

AND I’M TOO OLD TO RIDE THE RAIL OR THUMB THE ROAD ALONE

BUT I GUESS I’LL NEVER MAKE IT BACK TO HOME

MY MUDDY WATER MISSISSIPPI DELTA HOME

 

WHEN WINTER’S HERE IT GETS TOO COLD, THE DAMP–IT MAKE’S ME ILL

CAN’T DIG NO ROOTS IN THE MOUNTAINSIDE

WHEN THE GROUND GOES HARD AND STILL

YOU GOT TO STAY AT THE FOOT OF THE HILL

 

BUT NEXT SUMMER THINGS TURN RIGHT, THE COMPANIES WILL PAY HIGH

I’LL MAKE ENOUGH MONEY TO PAY MY BILLS AND BID THESE MOUNTAINS GOOD-BYE

THEN HE SAID WITH A SIGH (chorus)

 

VERSE 1      1      1      4

4      1      6m     3m

5      1      1

CHORUS 1      1      4      4

4      1      1      4      4

b7     1      4      5

1      4-5    1      1

1-4-5  1      1

 

 

GOING HOME

 

GOIN’ HOME…

HOW MANY YEARS I’VE LONGED TO SEE THE MOUNTAINS SO HIGH

WATCH THE WILD BIRDS FLY ACROSS THE BLUE SUMMER SKY

FEEL THE LOVE LIGHT SHININ’ FROM MY DEAR WOMAN’S EYES

NOW I KNOW I’M REALLY GOIN’ HOME

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

CARRY ME BACK TO EAST TENNESSEE

THOUGH MY BODY IS COLD AS A STONE

LAY ME DOWN EASY UNDER A TREE

WHERE ONLY GOD AND I MAY KNOW

 

I’LL BE GONE…

A THOUSAND TIMES MORE GLADLY THAN I EVER WAS HERE

TAKING LEAVE OF SENSES AND ALL DOUBTS AND ALL FEARS

PERHAPS YOU’LL FIND IT IN YOU HEART TO SHED A LONESOME TEAR

WHEN YOU CALL MY NAME AND FIND ME GONE

 

VERSE 1      1

4      5      1      6m

4      5      1      6m

4      5      1      6m

4      5      1      1

 

CHORUS 4      5      1      1

4      5      1      1

4      5      1      1

4      5      1      1

 

 

GOLD WATCH AND CHAIN

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

I’LL PAWN YOU MY GOLD WATCH AND CHAIN, LOVE

I’LL PAWN YOU MY GOLD WEDDING RING

OH, I’LL PAWN YOU THIS HEART IN MY BOSOM

IF YOU’LL SAY THAT YOU LOVE ME AGAIN

 

DARLING HOW CAN I STAY HERE WITHOUT YOU

I’LL HAVE NOTHING TO CHEER MY POOR HEART

THIS OLD WORLD WILL SEEM SAD, LOVE, WITHOUT YOU

TELL ME NOW THAT WE’RE NEVER TO PART

 

TAKE BACK ALL OF THE GIFTS YOU HAVE GIVEN

A GOLD RING AND A LOCK OF YOUR HAIR

AND A CARD WITH YOUR PICTURE UPON IT

IT’S A FACE THAT IS FALSE BUT IT’S FAIR

 

4      4      1      1

5      5      1      1

4      4      1      1

5      5      1      1

 

 

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

 

SINCE FIRST WE MET SOMEHOW I KNEW

WE COULDN’T LAST OUR WHOLE LIFE THROUGH

THEN SURE ENOUGH YEARS LATER ON

I LOOK FOR YOU BUT YOU ARE GONE

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

YOU’RE STILL IN MY MEMORIES

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

I’LL STAY RIGHT HERE TILL YOU COME HOME TO ME

 

ONE RAINY NIGHT A NO GOOD FIGHT

WHEN I AWOKE YOU WERE OUT OF SIGHT

NOW AFTER ALL THAT WE’VE BEEN THROUGH

I THOUGHT I’D HEAR IT ONCE FROM YOU

 

I SEARCH FOR YOU MOST EVERY DAY

MORE SORRY NOW THAN WORDS CAN SAY

MAYBE YOU DON’T LIVE IN THIS WORLD

WILL YOU STILL BE MY ONLY GIRL

 

VERSE 1      1      4      4

5      5      1      1

1      1      4      4

5      5      1      1

 

CHORUS 37     37     4      4

5      5      1      1

37     37     4      4

5      5      5      1      1

 

 

GOOD WOMAN BLUES

 

MY NAME YOU WILL FIND ON THE TAIL OF MY SHIRT

I’M A TENNESSEE HUSTLER, I NEVER DO WORK

KISS A DIFFERENT WOMAN WITH THE DROP OF EACH DEW

ALWAYS SINGIN’ THESE GOOD WOMAN BLUES

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

GOOD WOMAN BLUES, LORD, YOU NEVER LET ME DOWN

TOO MANY WOMEN ALWAYS AROUND

I STRIKE LIKE LIGHTNIN’ AND I’M BRINGIN’ GOOD NEWS

ALWAYS SINGIN’ THESE GOOD WOMAN BLUES

 

I’VE BEEN MAKIN’ MUSIC BACK IN TENNESSEE

ALL THE WOMEN THERE, LORD, THEY THINK THE WORLD OF ME

WARM RED WINE AND SUNNY GOOD NEWS

ALWAYS SINGIN’ THESE GOOD WOMAN BLUES

 

VERSE  1      1      1      1

4      4      4      4

5      5      5      5

1      1      5      1      1

 

CHORUS 5      5      4      1

5      5      4      5      5

1      1      1      1

4      4      5      1      1

 

 

GOOD-BYE AND SO LONG TO YOU

 

YOU CAN HANG AROUND AND LOVE ME, YOU CAN HANG YOUR HEAD AND CRY

HANG MY PICTURE ON THE WALL BUT IT WON’T FALL

KISS ME WHEN YOU’RE DREAMIN’, LOVER THAT WILL DO

IT’S GOOD-BYE AND SO LONG TO YOU

 

YOU CAN SEND ME PRETTY FLOWERS YOU CAN SEND ME VALENTINES

SEND ME LETTERS EVERY DAY BUT IT WON’T PAY

BEND TO MY DESIRES, NOTHING ELSE WILL DO

IT’S GOOD-BYE AND SO LONG TO YOU

 

YOU CAN GIVE ME YOUR AFFECTION, YOU CAN GIVE ME ALL YOU LOVE

GIVE ME ALL THE THINGS I CRAVE BUT I’LL BEHAVE

ALL THE THINGS YOU OFFER MAKE ME SAD AND BLUE

IT’S GOOD-BYE AND SO LONG TO YOU

 

YOU CAN CALL ME YOUR OL’ DARLIN’, YOU CAN CALL ME WHAT YOU MAY

CALL ME ON THE TELEPHONE, I WON’T BE HOME

KEEP YOUR OLD LOVE LETTERS, I’M ALL THROUGH WITH YOU

IT’S GOOD-BYE AND SO LONG TO YOU

 

1      1      1      1

1      1      5      5

5      5      5      5

5      5      1      1

 

 

GOTTA TRAVEL ON

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

I’VE LAID AROUND AND PLAYED AROUND THIS OLD TOWN TOO LONG

SUMMER’S ALMOST GONE, YES, WINTER’S COMIN’ ON

I’VE LAID AROUND AND PLAYED AROUND THIS OLD TOWN TOO LONG

AND I FEEL LIKE I’VE GOT TO TRAVEL ON

 

HIGH SHERIFF AND POLICE RIDIN’ AFTER ME

RIDIN’ AFTER ME, YES, COMING AFTER ME

HIGH SHERIFF AND POLICE RIDIN’ AFTER ME

AND I FEEL LIKE I’VE GOT TO TRAVEL ON

 

PAPA WRITES TO JOHNNY BUT JOHNNY CAN’T COME HOME

JOHNNY CAN’T COME HOME, NO, JOHNNY CAN’T COME HOME

PAPA WRITES TO JOHNNY BUT JOHNNY CAN’T COME HOME

‘CAUSE HE’S BEEN ON THAT CHAIN GANG TOO LONG

 

WANNA SEE MY HONEY, WANNA SEE HER BAD

WANNA SEE HER BAD, LORD, WANT TO SEE HER BAD

WANNA SEE MY HONEY, WANNA SEE HER BAD

SHE’S THE BEST GAL THIS POOR BOY’S EVER HAD

 

1      1      1      1

1      1       4      1

1      1      1      1

4      5      1      1

 

 

GREEN PASTURES

 

TROUBLES AND TRIALS OFTEN BETRAY THOSE

ON IN THE WEARY BODY TO STRAY

BUT WE SHALL WALK BESIDE THE STILL WATERS

WITH THE GOOD SHEPHERD LEADING THE WAY

 

THOSE WHO HAVE STRAYED WERE SOUGHT BY THE MASTER

HE WHO ONCE GAVE HIS LIFE FOR THE SHEEP

OUT ON MOUNTAIN STILL HE IS SEARCHING

BRINGING THEM IN FOREVER TO KEEP

 

CHORUS:

 

GOING UP HOME TO LIVE IN GREEN PASTURES

WHERE WE SHALL LIVE AND DIE NEVERMORE

EVEN THE LORD WILL BE IN THAT NUMBER

WHEN WE SHALL REACH THAT HEAVENLY SHORE

 

WE WILL NOT HEED THE VOICE OF A STRANGER

FOR HE WILL LEAD US ON TO DESPAIR

FOLLOWING ON WITH JESUS OUR SAVIOR

WE SHALL ALL REACH THAT COUNTRY SO FAIR (chorus)

 

(3/4)

 

1      5      1      4      4      4

1      1      1      5      5      5      5

1      5      1      4      4      4

1      1      5      1      1      1      1

 

 

GREEN ROLLING HILLS                  Utah Phillips

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

OH THE GREEN ROLLING HILLS OF WEST VIRGINIA

ARE THE NEAREST THING TO HEAVEN THAT I KNOW

THOUGH THE TIMES ARE SAD AND DREAR AND I CANNOT LINGER HERE

THEY’LL KEEP ME AND NEVER LET ME GO

 

MY DADDY SAID DON’T EVER BE A MINER

FOR A MINER’S GRAVE IS ALL YOU’LL EVER KNOW

‘CAUSE OF HARD TIMES EVERYWHERE I CAN’T FIND A DIME TO SPARE

THESE ARE THE WORST TIMES I’VE EVER KNOWN

 

SO I’LL MOVE AWAY INTO SOME CROWDED CITY

IN SOME NORTHERN FACTORY TOWN YOU’LL FIND ME THERE

THOUGH I’LL LEAVE THE PAST BEHIND I WILL NEVER CHANGE MY MIND

THESE TROUBLED TIMES ARE MORE THAN I CAN BEAR

 

BUT SOMEDAY I’LL GO BACK TO WEST VIRGINIA

TO THE GREEN ROLLING HILLS I LOVE SO WELL

YES, SOMEDAY I’LL GO HOME AND I KNOW I’LL RIGHT THE WRONG

THESE TROUBLED TIMES WILL FOLLOW ME NO MORE

 

1      5      1      1

4      4      5      5

1      1      4      4

1      5      1      1

 

 

HARD HEARTED HEARTBREAKER         Jim and Jesse McReynolds

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

HARD HEARTED HEARTBREAKER

DREAM STEALIN’ LOVE FAKER

HARD HEARTED HEARTBREAKER

HOW MANY HEARTS HAVE YOU BROKEN TODAY

 

HOW MANY HEARTS HAVE YOU BROKEN TODAY

HOW MANY TEARS HAVE BEEN SHED OVER YOU

HOW MANY DREAMS HAVE YOU CAUSED TO GO WRONG

ALL BECAUSE YOUR HEART HAS PROVED UNTRUE

 

HOW MANY LIES HAVE YOU TOLD OTHER GUYS

JUST LIKE THE ONES YOU TOLD TO ME

SOMEDAY YOU’LL LEARN THAT THE TIDE’LL HAVE TO TURN

JUST KEEP ON BREAKIN’ HEARTS AND YOU WILL SEE

 

CHORUS 4      4      1      1

5      5      1      1

4      4      1      1

5      1      5      1      1

 

VERSE 5      5      1      1

5      5      1      1

5      5      1      1

2      2       5      5

 

 

HARD PRESSED

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

HARD PRESSED WE CAN FIND A WAY

THE NIGHT IS ALMOST GONE, THERE WILL BE ANOTHER DAWN

IF YOU’RE HARD PRESSED WE CAN FIND A WAY

 

FEARS, TRIAL, AND TROUBLES HAVE WE ALL

THE ROAD IS ROUGH AND ROCKY, WE STUMBLE AND FALL

PRAY TO HIM AND HE WILL HEAR YOUR CALL

IF YOU’RE HARD PRESSED WE CAN FIND A WAY

 

WELL I PRAY TO HAVE A FAMILY OF MY OWN

I KNOW I’M LUCKY AND HEAVEN HELP ME ALONG

I DON’T HAVE MUCH BUT I WON’T BE ALONE

IF YOU’RE HARD PRESSED WE CAN FIND A WAY

 

SO MAKE ME A PILLOW FOR MY HEAD

I CAN HEAR WORDS THAT MY DADDY ONCE SAID

WHEN HE WAS TRYIN’ TO KEEP HIS FAMILY FED

HE SAID « WE’RE HARD PRESSED BUT WE CAN FIND A WAY »

 

CHORUS     1      5      1      1

1      1      4      4

1      5      1      1

 

VERSE     1      5      1      1

1      1      4      4

1      5      1      1

1      5      1      1

 

 

HE WILL SET YOUR FIELDS ON FIRE

 

THERE’S A CALL THAT RINGS FROM THE THRONE IT SPRINGS

TO THOSE HAVE GONE ASTRAY

SAYING COME YE MEN AND YOUR LOAD OF SIN

THERE AT THE ALTAR LAY

YOU DON’T SEEM TO HEED FOR THE CHAIN OF GREED

STILL CRUSHES YOUR DESIRE

BE ASSURED MY FRIEND IF YOU STILL OFFEND

HE WILL SET YOUR FIELDS ON FIRE

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

IF YOU DON’T FROM SIN RETIRE HE WILL SET YOUR FIELDS ON FIRE

YOU HAVE HEARD JESUS CALL AND IN DEATH YOUR SOUL MUST FALL

BUT MY FRIEND IF YOU DESIRE YOU MAY JOIN THE HEAVENLY CHOIR

AND REJOICE WITH HIM FREE FROM EVERY SIN

WHEN HE SETS THIS WORLD ON FIRE

 

YOU HAVE HEARD HIS VOICE, SEEN THE SOUL REJOICE

THAT TRUSTED IN HIS GRACE

YOU HAVE BLUSHED WITH SIN AS HE KNOCKED WITHIN

BUT STILL YOU HIDE YOUR FACE

FROM THE BLESSED LORD AND HIS OWN TRUE WORD

BUT STILL YOU SAY RETIRE

LEAVE THE DOWNWARD PATH, KINDLE NOT HIS WRATH

OR HE’LL SET YOUR FIELDS ON FIRE

 

TAKE A FRIEND’S ADVICE, MAKE THE SACRIFICE

COMPLETELY TURN FROM SIN

TAKING UP THE CROSS, COUNTING EARTH AS DROSS

LET JESUS LIVE WITHIN

WHEN TEMPTATIONS COME KEEP ON FACING HOME

TO SATAN NEVER HIRE

BUT REJOICE AND PRAY ON THE LAST GREAT DAY

WHEN HE SETS THIS WORLD ON FIRE

 

VERSE      1        1        1        1

1        1        1        1

1        1        1        1

4     4          1         6

4     4          1         1

2     2          5         5

4     4          1         1

2        5           1         1

 

CHORUS      1        1        1        1

5     5          5         5

1        1        1        1

4     4          1         6

1     1          5         5

5     5          1         1

1     1          4         4

2        5           1         1

 

 

HEAD OVER HEELS

 

I THINK I’LL GO ACROSS THE OCEAN IF I DON’T LOSE MY NOTION

I JUST GOT TO GET YOU IF I CAN

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

I’M FEELIN’ SO BLUE I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO

BECAUSE I’M HEAD OVER HEELS IN LOVE WITH YOU

 

OH THE NIGHTS ARE SAD AND LONELY ‘CAUSE I’M THINKIN’ OF YOU ONLY

I JUST CAN’T SLEEP WHEN I LAY DOWN

 

OH I’D LIKE TO BE FORGIVEN BUT THIS LIFE AIN’T WORTH LIVIN’

I CAN’T BEAR THE THOUGHTS OF LOSIN’ YOU

 

VERSE 1      1      1      1

1      5      1      1

 

CHORUS 4      4      1      1

1      5      1      1

 

 

HEADS CAROLINA

 

BABY WHAT DO YOU SAY WE JUST GET LOST

LEAVE THIS ONE-HORSE TOWN LIKE TWO REBELS WITHOUT A CAUSE

I’VE GOT PEOPLE IN BOSTON IF YOUR DADDY’S STILL IN DES MOINES

WE CAN PACK UP TOMORROW, TONIGHT LET’S FLIP A COIN

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

HEADS CAROLINA, TAILS CALIFORNIA

SOMEWHERE GREENER, SOMEWHERE WARMER

UP IN THE MOUNTAINS, DOWN BY THE OCEAN

WHERE IT DON’T MATTER, LONG AS WE’RE GOIN’

SOMEWHERE TOGETHER–I’VE GOT A QUARTER

HEADS CAROLINA, TAILS CALIFORNIA

 

WE CAN LOAD WHAT WE OWN IN THE BACK OF A U-HAUL VAN

COUPLE MODERN DAY MOSES’ SEARCHIN’ FOR THE PROMISED LAND

WE CAN GO FOR A HUNDRED MILES BEFORE WE STOP FOR GAS

WE CAN DRIVE FOR A DAY THEN WE’LL TAKE A LOOK AT THE MAP

 

WE’RE GONNA GET OUT OF HERE IF WE GOTTA RIDE A GREYHOUND BUS

BOY, WE’RE BOUND TO OUTRUN THE BAD LUCK THAT’S TAILIN’ US

 

1      1      5      5

4      4      5      5

1      1      5      5

4      4      5      5

 

 

HEARTBREAK GAME                        Tim O’Brien

 

IT’S NOT AS IF I DIDN’T KNOW BETTER

HER INNOCENT LOOK AND THE SANDY LEATHER

IT LOOKED LIKE LOVE BUT IF FELT LIKE A MEMORY

 

SOMETIMES A YOUNG GIRL WANTS TO TAKE IT OUT

AND A GAMBLER ON THE ROAD LOOKS GOOD NO DOUBT

BUT IF YOU THINK YOU’RE WINNIN’ YOU DON’T EVEN KNOW THE GAME YOU’RE IN

 

CHORUS:

 

IT’S READ ‘EM AND WEEP, IT’S A SAD OLD SONG

YOU TAKE YOUR CHANCES JUST THE SAME

DON’T SERVE ME RIGHT HOW IT ALL WENT WRONG

BETTIN’ ON A HARD LUCK HEART IN A HEARTBREAK GAME

BETTIN’ ON A HARD LUCK HEART IN A HEARTBREAK GAME

 

IT’S NOT AS IF SHE NEVER LOVED ME

THE TIMES GET ROUGH AND THE ROOMS GET LONELY

AND A GIRL LOOKS FAST BUT THERE’S A LOTTA DIFFERENT THINGS CALLED LOVE

 

I GOT TURNED BACK BUT I’M STILL IN THIS GAME

IT’S A DIRTY DEAL BUT NOBODY’S TO BLAME

AND THE ODDS ARE GOOD LADY LUCK WILL BE BACK AGAIN (chorus, then bridge)

 

BRIDGE:

 

SOMETIMES YOU GOTTA BET YOUR ACES LOW

SOMETIMES YOU GOTTA LET YOUR GOOD HAND GO (chorus)

 

VERSE     1      1      1      1

1      1      5      5

6m     4-5    1      1

 

CHORUS     4      4      1      1

6m     6m     5      5

4      4      1      4

1      5      4      4

1      5      1      1

 

BRIDGE     4      5      1      1

4      27     5      5

 

 

HICKORY WIND

 

IN SOUTH CAROLINA THERE’S MANY A TALL PINES

I REMEMBER THE OLD TREES THAT WE USED TO CLIMB

NOW THAT I’M OLDER I’LL ALWAYS PRETEND

I’M GETTING THE FEEL–HICKORY WIND

 

I STARTED OUT YONDER AT MOST EVERYTHING

ALL THE RICHES AND PLEASURES, WHAT ELSE COULD LIFE BRING

NOW WE FEEL BETTER EACH TIME IT BEGINS

IT’S CALLING ME HOME–HICKORY WIND

 

IT’S A HARD WAY TO FIND OUT THAT TROUBLE IS REAL

IN A FAR AWAY CITY WITH A FAR AWAY FEEL

IT MAKES ME FEEL BETTER EACH TIME IT BEGINS

IT’S CALLING ME HOME–HICKORY WIND

 

5      5      4      4

1      1      1      1

5      5      4      4

5      b5     5      5

4      4      5      5

1      1      1      1

4      4      5      5

1      b7-4       1      1

 

 

HIGH LONESOME SOUND                    Peter Rowan

 

WELL…GET YOUR MAMA, GET YOUR PAPA, GET YOUR SISTER

GET YOUR BROTHER, AUNT LUCY GONNA SHOW UNCLE JOHN

HOW TO DO THE BOOGIE WOOGIE WHILE THE KISSIN’ COUSINS

DOSIE DOE UNTIL THE BREAK OF DAWN

Y’ALL COME WITH ONE ANOTHER JUST TO DO A LITTLE PICKIN’

EVERYBODY NOW GATHER ‘ROUND

THE CAMPFIRE’S BURNIN’ AND NOW MY HEART IS YEARNIN’

FOR THE SIGHT OF THE OLD CAMPGROUND

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

AND THAT HIGH LONESOME SOUND

WHEN THE EVENIN’ SUN GOES DOWN

WE’RE GONNA DANCE RIGHT OFF THE GROUND

WHEN I HEAR A FIDDLE PLAYIN’ THAT HIGH LONESOME SOUND

 

YEAH…COME ON OVER BABY WE’RE SURE GONNA HAVE SOME FUN                ENJOYIN’ THE COUNTRY VIEW

TOE TAPPIN’ SYNCOPATED MUSIC PLAYIN’, LAWD

AND THE GIRLS ARE LOOKIN’ MIGHTY PRETTY TOO

LOOK AT OLD GRAND PAPPY WHO’S FEELIN KINDA’ SNAPPY

HE SEEMS LIKE HE JUST DON’T CARE

HE’S OVER NINETY-THREE, HE’S AS SPRY AS YOU AND ME

JUST DANCIN’ TO THE MUSIC IN THE AIR

 

YEAH…WELL YONDER COMES THE MANDOLIN

AND THE BANJO RIGHT IN, TOO

AND THE BULL DO THE SLAPPIN’ LEATHER

I’M A-HOWLIN’ AT THE MOON

HEY, MISTER FIDDLE MAN PLAY US ALL A LITTLE JAM

YEAH, THAT’S THE WAY MONROE SAY UNCLE PEN TAUGHT HIM

TO PLAY RIDIN’ ON THE BACK OF A MULE

 

INTRO  1      5      1      1…

 

VERSE 1…       1      1      1      5      5

5      5      5      1      1

1      1      1      5      5

5      5      5      1      1

 

CHORUS 4      4      1      1

4      4      5      5

4      4      1      1

1      5      1      1

 

 

HIGH ON A MOUNTAIN TOP

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

HIGH ON A MOUNTAIN TOP, WIND BLOWIN’ FREE

THINKIN’ ABOUT THE WAY THINGS USED TO BE

HIGH ON A MOUNTAIN TOP, STANDING ALL ALONE

WONDERIN’ WHERE THE YEARS OF MY LIFE HAVE FLOWN

 

AS I LOOK AT THE VALLEYS DOWN BELOW

THEY’RE GREEN FOR AS FAR AS I CAN SEE

AS MY MEMORY RETURNS OH MY HEART DOES YEARN

FOR YOU AND THE WAY THINGS USED TO BE

 

OH I WONDER IF YOU EVER THINK OF ME

OR HAS TIME BLOTTED OUT MY MEMORY

AS I LISTEN TO THE BREEZE WHISPER GENTLY THROUGH THE TREES

I’LL ALWAYS CHERISH WHAT YOU MEANT TO ME

 

MIXOLYDIAN (use b7)

 

CHORUS 1      7      1      4

1      7-4    1      1

1      7      1      4

1      7-4    1      1

 

VERSE 1      7      1      1

1      7      1      1

1      7      1      4

1      7-4    1      1

 

 

HIGHWAY OF SORROW                                Bill Monroe

 

I ONCE HAD A DARLIN’ WAS KIND, TRUE, AND SWEET

LIFE WAS SO BRIGHT AND GAY, EACH AND EVERYTHING COMPLETE

BUT I FELL FOR ANOTHER WHO LED ME ASTRAY

AND NOW I LIVE IN SORROW TILL MY DYIN’ DAY

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

DOWN THE HIGHWAY OF SORROW I’M TRAVELING ALONG

I’VE LOST ALL MY GOOD FRIENDS, I’VE LOST MY HAPPY HOME

I’M HEADED FOR DESTRUCTION, I’M ON THE WRONG TRACK

DOWN THE HIGHWAY OF SORROW THERE’S NO TURNIN’ BACK

 

I WENT BACK TO MY DARLIN’ AND I GOT DOWN ON MY KNEES

I BEGGED HER WITH TEAR-DIMMED EYES TO GIVE MY POOR HEART EASE

BUT SHE WAS HURT SO DEEPLY SHE COULD NOT FORGIVE

NOW I’LL LIVE IN SORROW AS LONG AS I LIVE

 

1      1      4      1

1      1      1      5      5

1      1      4      1

1      1      1      5      5

1      1      5      1      1

 

 

HIGHWAY PAVED WITH PAIN

 

THE MOST TRAGIC THING IN LIFE IS A DARLIN’ LOVIN’ WIFE

ONE WHO MEETS YOU EVERY NIGHT WHEN YOU COME HOME

WHEN YOU’RE LOVIN’ HER AT NIGHT HER ARMS HOLD YOU TIGHT

DON’T YOU KNOW WHAT IT MEANS TO BE ALONE

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

I’M DREAMIN’ OF THE PAST OF OUR LOVE THAT DIDN’T LAST

WHEN THE STARS COME OUT AND THE TEARS THEY FALL LIKE RAIN

YOU GAVE ME YOUR LOVE SO TRUE BUT I CHEATED, DEAR, ON YOU

I’M ON THIS HIGHWAY PAVED WITH PAIN

 

ONCE I HAD A DARLIN’ WIFE I TREASURED MORE THAN LIFE

WELL THEN I RAN AROUND AND BROKE HER HEART

WELL I STARTED DRINKIN’–LOST THE WAY

NOW MY LONELY HEART BURNS IN PAIN

 

1      1      b7     5      5

5      5      1      1

1      1      b7     5      5

4      5      1      1

 

 

HOBO SONG                          Jack Bonus

 

TOO LATE TO FEEL SORROW, TOO LATE TO FEEL PAIN

HE’S JUST AN OLD HOBO LOST OUT IN THE RAIN

HE’LL NEVER CAUSE TROUBLE SO DON’T HAVE NO FEAR

HE’S JUST AN OLD HOBO AND HE’LL SOON BE FAR AWAY FROM HERE

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

HE USED TO BE A GAMBLIN’ MAN JUST LIKE YOU

UNTIL HE SANK SO LOW THERE WAS NOTHIN’ NO ONE COULD DO (repeat)

 

OH DON’T MAKE HIM ASK YOU, OH DON’T MAKE HIM BEG

HE WAS A WAR HERO AND THAT’S HOW HE LOST HIS LEG

HE KILLED THIRTY INDIANS WITH ONE CANNONBALL

HE’S JUST AN OLD HOBO ASLEEP OUT IN THE HALL

 

A WIFE AND FIVE CHILDREN WHO LIVE IN L.A.

HOW THEY MISS DEAR DADDY WHO’S GONE SO FAR AWAY

WELL THEY STILL HAVE HIS PICTURE–IT’S HUNG ON THE WALL

NOW HE’S JUST AN OLD HOBO ASLEEP OUT IN THE HALL

 

INTRO 1sus       1sus       1      1

1sus       1sus       1      1

 

VERSE 6m     6m     4      4

2m     2m     b7     b7

2m     2m     1      1sus       1      1

6m     6m     4      4

2m     2m     b7     b7

2m     2m     1      1sus       1      1

 

CHORUS 37     37     37     37

4      4      4m     4m

1      1      5      5

1sus       1sus       1      1   (repeat)

 

 

HOLD TO A DREAM                    Tim O’Brien

 

I’M HAPPY TO ROAM I COULD FIND MY WAY

THROUGH THE MOUNTAINS TO THE OCEAN FOAM

BUT IF I HAD A MAP TO SHOW ME THE WAY

TO YOUR HEART DEAR I’D FOLLOW IT HOME

 

MAKIN’ MY WAY THROUGH THE DIM-LIT STREETS

OF THE OLD TOWN–NOWHERE TO GO

WONDER IF THE SCENE RUNNIN’ IN MY HEAD

HAS EVER SLOWED DOWN–I MISS YOU SO

 

CHORUS:

 

HOLD TO A DREAM–CARRY IT UP AND DOWN

FOLLOW A STAR–SEARCH THE WORLD AROUND

HOLD TO A DREAM–CARRY IT CLOSE TO ME

I’M FROZEN IN TIME–YOU ALONE COULD SET ME FREE

 

THE RAIN OUTSIDE IS BEATING DOWN

I’M HERE AT HOME ALL ALONE

AND WE USED TO STAY SO WARM INSIDE

A NIGHT LIKE THIS IT CHILLS MY BONES  (chorus)

 

I MISS YOU DARLIN’ MORE AND MORE

I’M THINKIN’–THINKIN’ OF YOU

AND LATE AT NIGHT I’M IN MY SLEEP

I’M DREAMIN’–DREAMIN’ OF YOU  (chorus)

 

INTRO 1      1      5      4-1

5      5      1      4-5

 

VERSE 1      1      5      4-5

1      1      5      4-1

5      5      1      4-5

5      5      1      4-5

 

CHORUS     6m-5       4      2m     1

6m-5     4      2m     1

6m-5     4      2m     1

1      1      1      1 (2 beats)  5      5

 

 

HOLD WHAT YOU’VE GOT

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

HOLD WHAT YOU GOT, I’M A-COMIN’ HOME BABY

HOLD WHAT YOU GOT AND I DON’T MEAN MAYBE

BEEN THINKIN’ ‘BOUT YOU AND I’M ON MY WAY

DON’T SELL THE HOUSE, DON’T WRECK THE CAR

STOP THERE HONEY RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE

IF YOU HOLD WHAT YOU GOT I’M A-COMIN’ HOME TO STAY

 

WELL IN MY MIND I CAN SEE THAT IT’S

A MIGHTY GOOD SIGN THAT I NEED YOU

THAT’S WHY I CAN’T WAIT TO GET BACK HOME

SO SQUEEZE YOURSELF REAL GOOD AND TIGHT

AND I’LL BE HOME BEFORE DAYLIGHT

IF YOU HOLD WHAT YOU GOT I’LL BE COMIN’ HOME TO STAY

 

WELL WHEN I GET BACK, HONEY, I AIN’T A-LEAVIN’

BEEN TOO LONELY, DONE TOO MUCH GRIEVIN’

WHEN I GET BACK HONEY THIS TIME I’M GONNA’ STAY

WELL WE WON’T FUSS AND WE WON’T FIGHT

THIS TIME THINGS ARE GONNA BE ALL RIGHT

IF YOU HOLD WHAT YOU GOT I’M A-COMIN’ HOME TO STAY

 

1      1      4      4

1      1      5      5

1      1      4      4

1      5      1      1

 

 

HOME SWEET HOME

 

MID PLEASURES AND PALACES

THOUGH WE MAY ROAM

BE IT EVER SO HUMBLE

THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME

 

A CHARM FROM THE SKY

SEEMS TO HALLOW US THERE

WHICH, SEEK THROUGH THE WORLD

IS NE’ER MET WITH ELSEWHERE

 

CHORUS:

 

HOME, HOME, SWEET HOME

THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME

HOME, HOME, SWEET HOME

THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME

 

AN EXILE FROM HOME

SPLENDOR DAZZLES IN VAIN

OH GIVE ME MY LOWLY

THATCHED COTTAGE AGAIN

 

THE BIRDS SINGING GAILY

THAT COME AT MY CALL

GIVE ME THEM WITH THAT PEACE OF MIND

DEARER THAN ALL  (chorus)

 

TO THEE I’LL RETURN

OVERBURDENED WITH CARE

THE HEART’S DEAREST SOLACE

WILL SMILE ON ME THERE

 

NO MORE FROM THAT COTTAGE

AGAIN WILL I ROAM

BE IT EVER SO HUMBLE

THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME  (chorus)

 

VERSE 1      4      1      1

5      5      1      1

1      4      1      1

5      5      1      1

 

CHORUS 4      4      1      1

5      5      1      1

4       4      1      1

5      5      1      1

 

 

HOME, COME ON HOME

 

SOMETIMES WHEN I’M FEELIN’ LONESOME

AND NO ONE ON EARTH SEEMS TO CARE

I’M ALL BY MYSELF IN THE DARKNESS

WITH NO ONE AND NOTHIN’ TO SHARE

JUST WHEN IT FEELS LIKE IT’S OVER

AND I’LL NEVER MAKE IT ALONE

I  HEAR THE VOICES OF ANGELS

TENDERLY CALLING ME HOME

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

HOME, COME ON HOME

YE WHO ARE WEARY COME HOME

SOFTLY AND TENDERLY CALLING

HOME, COME ON HOME

 

I  TRY TO KEEP IT TOGETHER

AND I NEVER LET ON THAT I’M SCARED

STILL SOMETIMES I FALL TO PIECES

SCATTERED AND LOST EVERYWHERE

AND JUST WHEN IT FEELS LIKE ITS HOPELESS

AND I’LL NEVER MAKE IT ALONE

I  HEAR A VOICE DEEP INSIDE ME

IT’S TENDERLY CALLING ME HOME

 

DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARKNESS

AND DON’T RUN AWAY FROM THE STORM

STAND UP AND FACE YOUR REFLECTION

AND FEELINGS YOU TRY TO IGNORE

CAUSE AFTER THE TEMPEST IS OVER

YOU LET YOURSELF COME ON THROUGH

YOU’LL HEAR A VOICE IN THE SILENCE

IT’S TENDERLY CALLING TO YOU  (AND IT’S SINGIN’)

 

(3/4)

 

INTERLUDE 4      4      1      6m

1      5      1      5

 

VERSE  1      1      4      4

1      1      5      5

1      1      4      4

27     27     5      5

1      1      4      4

37     37     6m     1

4      4      1      6m

1      5      1      5

 

CHORUS 1      5      1      1

4      4      1      1

4      4      1      6m

1      5      1      1   (to interlude)

 

 

HOT CORN COLD CORN

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

HOT CORN COLD CORN, BRING ALONG A DEMIJOHN

HOT CORN COLD CORN, BRING ALONG A DEMIJOHN

HOT CORN COLD CORN, BRING ALONG A DEMIJOHN

FARE THEE WELL UNCLE BILL SEE YOU IN THE MORNING, YES SIR

 

UPSTAIRS, DOWNSTAIRS, DOWN IN THE KITCHEN (X3)

SEE UNCLE BILL HE’S A-RARIN’ AND PITCHIN’, YES SIR

 

OLD AUNT PEGGY WON’T YOU FILL ‘EM UP AGAIN (X3)

AIN’T HAD A DRINK SINCE I DON’T KNOW WHEN, YES SIR

 

YONDER COMES THE PREACHER AND THE CHILDREN ARE A-CRYIN’ (3X)

CHICKENS ARE A-HOLLERIN’, TOENAILS A-FLYIN’, YES SIR

 

1      1      5      5

1      1      5      5

5(two beats)   1      1

 

 

HOW ABOUT YOU

 

WHY FEEL SORRY FOR THE BLIND MAN

HIS SOUL IS A BIRD ON THE WING

WHY YOU, YOU MIGHT HAVE EYES LIKE AN EAGLE

AND NEVER SEE ONE BLESSED THING

 

AND WHY FEEL SORRY FOR THE LAME MAN

AND FRET THAT HE’LL MAYBE FALL DOWN

WHY YOU, YOU MIGHT HAVE LEGS LIKE A RACE HORSE

AND NEVER GET ONE FOOT OFF THE GROUND

 

CHORUS 1:

 

YES HE’S ALL RIGHT–HE’S MAKIN’ DUE

HE’S DOING FINE–HOW ABOUT YOU

YES HE’S ALL RIGHT–HE’S MAKIN’ DUE

HE’S DOING FINE–HOW ABOUT YOU

 

SO SAVE ALL OF YOUR TEARS FOR THAT SOMEONE

WHO IS LOST BUT HE WON’T CRY OUT

WHY HE MIGHT HAVE A VOICE LIKE AN ANGEL

AND NOTHING TO SING ABOUT

 

CHORUS 2:

 

I’M ALL RIGHT–I’M MAKIN’ DUE

I’M DOIN’ FINE–HOW ABOUT YOU

I’M ALL RIGHT–I’M MAKIN’ DUE

I’M DOIN’ FINE–HOW ABOUT YOU

 

(3/4)

 

VERSE 1      5      1      1

5      5        1     1

4      4      1      1

1      5      1      1

 

CHORUS 4      4      1      1

1      5        1     1

4      4      1      1

1      5      1      1

 

 

HOW MOUNTAIN GIRLS CAN LOVE

 

RIDING THE NIGHT ON THE HIGH COLD WIND

ON THE TRAIL OF AN OLD LONESOME PINE

THINKIN’ OF YOU, FEELIN’ SO BLUE

WONDERIN’ WHY I LEFT YOU BEHIND

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

GET DOWN BOYS, GO BACK HOME

BACK TO THE GIRL YOU LOVE

TREAT HER RIGHT, NEVER WRONG

HOW MOUNTAIN GIRLS CAN LOVE

 

REMEMBER THE NIGHT WE STROLLED DOWN THE LANE

OUR HEARTS WERE GAY AND HAPPY THEN

YOU WHISPERED WHEN I HELD YOU CLOSE

YOU HOPED THIS NIGHT WOULD NEVER END

 

VERSE 1      1      1      1

5      5      1      1

1      1      1      1

5      5      1      1

 

CHORUS 4      4      1      1

5      5      1      1

4      4      1      1

5      5      1      1

 

I AM A PILGRIM

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

I AM A PILGRIM AND A STRANGER

TRAVELIN’ THROUGH THIS WEARISOME LAND

I HAVE A HOME IN THAT YONDER CITY, GOOD LORD

BUT IT’S NOT–NOT MADE BY HAND

 

I’VE GOT A MOTHER, SISTER, AND BROTHER

WHO HAVE GONE THIS WAY BEFORE

I AM DETERMINED TO GO AND MEET THEM, GOOD LORD

OVER ON THAT OTHER SHORE

 

I’M GOIN’ DOWN TO THE RIVER OF JORDAN

JUST TO BATHE MY WEARY SOUL

IF I COULD JUST TOUCH THE HEM OF HIS GARMENT GOOD LORD

THEN I KNOW HE’D MAKE ME WHOLE

 

5      5      1      1

4      4      1      1

1      1      4      4

1      5      1      1

 

 

I DON’T BELIEVE YOU’VE MET MY BABY

 

LAST NIGHT MY DEAR THE RAIN WAS FALLING

I WENT TO BED BOTH SAD AND BLUE

THEN I HAD A DREAM OF YOU

 

I DREAMED I WAS STROLLING IN THE EVENING

UNDERNEATH THE HARVEST MOON

I WAS THINKING ABOUT YOU

 

THEN WE MET OUT IN THE MOONLIGHT

THE STARS WERE SHINING IN YOUR EYES

BUT ANOTHER WAS THERE TOO

 

I DON’T BELIEVE YOU’VE MET MY BABY

YOU LOOKED AT HIM, YOU LOOKED AT ME

I WONDERED WHO YOU WERE TALKING TO

 

I SHOOK THE HAND OF YOUR STRANGER

BUT I WAS SHAKING MORE INSIDE

I WAS STILL WONDERIN’ WHO

 

YOUR ARM WAS RESTING ON HIS SHOULDER

YOU SMILED AT HIM, HE SMILED AT ME

HIS EYES WERE FILLED WITH VICTORY

 

HE SAID, « MY SISTER WANTS TO MARRY »

AND THEN MY HEART WAS FILLED WITH EASE

I KNEW THAT YOU WOULD MARRY ME

 

1      1      5      5

4      4      5      5

5      5      1      1

 

 

I FEEL THE BLUES MOVIN’ IN

 

THOUGH THE MILES ARE BETWEEN US I THOUGHT OUR LOVE WOULD STRENGTHEN

AS IT HAS SO MANY TIMES BEFORE

BUT SOMETHING HAS HAPPENED I CAN SEE IT IN YOUR WRITING

I CAN TELL THE WORLD IS CRUMBLING AND THE WOLVES ARE AT MY DOOR

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

 

THE LAST LETTER THAT YOU WROTE WAS ON A BLUE PIECE OF PAPER

THAT OLD FEELIN’S BACK, THE CLOUDS ARE MOVIN’ IN

THE BEGINNING OF THE END IS NEAR, I FEAR YOUR LOVE IS FADING

INTO DARKNESS–IT SEEMS I HAVE NO FRIENDS

I FEEL THE BLUES MOVIN’ IN

 

OH IT’S NOT THE WORDS YOU WROTE THAT MADE ME SAD AND BROKEN HEARTED

AND PUT ME IN THE SAD SHAPE I’M IN

BETWEEN THE LINES ARE MIXED EMOTIONS AND THERE’S TEARDROPS ON THE PAPER

AND YOU SAID « THAT’S ALL I’LL WRITE TODAY, I’LL CLOSE FOR NOW OLD FRIEND. »

 

MY STATE OF MIND IS DESPERATE AND THE HOLE THAT I’M SINKIN’ IN

GETS DEEPER AS I’M DIGGING TO GET OUT

OH PLEASE GIVE THE RIGHT ANSWER TO THE QUESTION I’M ASKING

TELL ME YOU STILL LOVE ME–THAT WOULD TURN MY WORLD ABOUT

 

VERSE  1      1      1      1

1      5      1      1

1      1      1      1

1      1      5      1      1

 

CHORUS 1      1      1      1

1      5      1      1

1      1      1      1

4      4      1      1

4      4      1      1

 

 

I HOPE YOU’VE LEARNED

 

I’VE BEEN AWAY FOR JUST A YEAR

HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN ME MY DEAR

THE JUDGE SAID I MUST PAY THE COST

I NEVER KNEW HOW MUCH I LOST

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

UNTIL THEY SEND ME FAR AWAY

WHERE EACH MINUTE SEEMS A DAY

BUT MAYBE SOME DAY I’LL BE FREE

WILL YOU BE WAITING THERE FOR ME

 

I’M IN THIS CELL BECAUSE OF YOU

THE CRIME I DID YOU BROUGHT ME TO

MY JEALOUS HEART JUST COULD NOT STAND

TO SEE YOU WITH ANOTHER MAN

 

I’LL HOPE SOME DAY THAT YOU WILL LEARN

AND BROKEN HEARTED YOU’LL RETURN

BUT LISTEN DARLIN’ PLEASE DON’T WAIT

FOR MAYBE THEN WILL BE TOO LATE

 

VERSE  1      1-4    1      1

1      1      5      5

1      1-4    1      1

5      5      1      1

 

CHORUS 4      4      1      1

1      1      5      5

1      1-4    1      1

5      5      1      1

 

 

I JUST THINK I’LL STAY AROUND

 

WELL, YOU JUST TOLD ME THAT YOU’RE LEAVIN’

ON THE NEXT TRAIN COMIN’ DOWN

I LOVE YOU DEAR BUT I WON’T FOLLOW

I JUST THINK I’LL STAY AROUND

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

FOR SOME DAY I KNOW YOU’LL WANT ME

WHEN YOUR TRUE LOVE CAN’T BE FOUND

BUT IF YOU GO DEAR I WON’T FOLLOW

I JUST THINK I’LL STAY AROUND

 

NOW YOU ADMIT I’VE ALWAYS LOVED YOU

AND I’VE NEVER LET YOU DOWN

SO IF YOU GO DEAR I WON’T FOLLOW

I JUST THINK I’LL STAY AROUND

 

SOME DAY YOU’LL HEAR THE WHISTLE BLOWIN’

ON THE SPECIAL COMIN’ DOWN

AND YOU’LL BE LOOKIN’ FOR ME FOR ME BABY

BUT I MAY NOT BE AROUND

 

VERSE  1      1      1      1

1      1      5      5

1      1      4      4

1      5      1      1

 

CHORUS 4      4      1      1

1      1      5      5

1      1      4      4

1      5      1      1

 

 

I KNOW WHAT IT MEANS TO BE LONESOME

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

I KNOW WHAT IT MEANS TO BE LONESOME

I KNOW WHAT IT MEANS TO BE BLUE

I KNOW WHAT IT MEANS TO BE LONESOME IN DREAMS

WHEN THERE IS NO ONE THERE WITH YOU

 

WELL MY BABY LEFT ME THIS MORNING

AS THE CLOCK WAS STRIKING FOUR

AND THE SWEET SMILING FACE OF MY DARLING

I MAY NEVER SEE ANYMORE

 

OH I CRIED, YES I CRIED SINCE WE PARTED

HEAVEN KNOWS WHAT I HAVE BEEN THROUGH

STILL I’D GIVE IT ALL UP TO HAVE YOU BACK HOME

I’M LONESOME, LONESOME FOR YOU

 

67     67     27     27

57     57     1      1

67     67     27     27

57     57     1      1

 

 

I KNOW YOU RIDER

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

I KNOW YOU RIDER GONNA MISS ME WHEN I’M GONE

I KNOW YOU RIDER GONNA MISS ME WHEN I’M GONE

GONNA MISS YOUR BABY ROLLIN’ IN YOUR ARMS

 

I LAID DOWN LAST NIGHT, LORD, COULD NOT TAKE MY REST  (x2)

MY MIND WAS WONDERIN’ LIKE THE WILD GEESE IN THE WEST

 

THE SUN’S GONNA SHINE IN MY BACK DOOR SOMEDAY  (x2)

MARCH WIND’S GONNA BLOW ALL MY CARES AWAY

 

I WISH I WAS A HEADLIGHT ON A NORTHBOUND TRAIN  (x2)

I’D SHINE MY LIGHT THROUGH THE COOL COLORADO RAIN

 

I’M ALONE AT MIDNIGHT AND MY LAMP IS BURNIN’ LOW  (x2)

I’VE NEVER SEEN SO MUCH TROUBLE IN MY WHOLE LIFE BEFORE

 

TAKES A HARD-HEARTED WOMAN MAKE A LONG-TIME MAN FEEL BAD  (x2)

‘CAUSE SHE MAKES HIM REMEMBER ALL THE HARD TIMES HE’S HAD

 

1      1      b7     4

1      1      1      1

1      1      b7     4

1      1      1      1

b3     b7     b3     b7

1      1      1      1

 

 

I WISH YOU KNEW

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

I WISH YOU KNEW

HOW HARD I’VE TRIED TO TELL YOU

HOW HARD I’VE TRIED TO GET YOU OFF MY MIND

I WISH YOU KNEW

HOW HARD I’VE TRIED TO SLEEP AT NIGHT

SINCE I KNOW THAT YOU’RE NO LONGER MINE

SINCE YOU LET ANOTHER BEAT MY TIME

 

IF ONLY HALF THE THINGS WERE TRUE YOU SAY ABOUT MY HEART

THEN I WOULD HAVE FORGOTTEN YOU SINCE WE’VE BEEN APART

YOU SAID I FORCED MY LIPS TO KISS YOU WHEN WE SAID GOOD-BYE

YOU EVEN SAID I FORCED THE TEARS THAT CAME INTO MY EYES

 

THERE’S NOT A THOUGHT THAT COULD BE WORSE

THAN KNOWING THAT YOU’RE GONE

BUT IN THE PICTURE IN YOUR MIND I’M NEVER ALL ALONE

YOU SEE ME IN ANOTHER’S ARMS JUST LIKE I’VE BEEN WITH YOU

AND THE WAY I CRY FOR YOU EACH NIGHT I ONLY WISH YOU KNEW

 

CHORUS       1     1      4      4

5      5      4      4      1       1

1      1      4      4

5      5      4      4      1      1

4      5      1      1

 

VERSE       1     1      1      5      5

5      5      5      1      1

1      1      1      5      5

5      5      5      1      1

 

 

I WONDER IF YOU FEEL THE WAY I DO

 

EIGHT WEEKS AGO TONIGHT WE PARTED

IT’S SO HARD TO REALIZE WE’RE THROUGH

WHEN WE WED YOU SAID YOU’D ALWAYS LOVE ME

NOW I WONDER IF YOU FEEL THE WAY I DO

 

I’LL NEVER FORGET OUR DAYS TOGETHER

EVEN THOUGH I KNOW IT’S VERY TRUE

I LOVED YOU THEN AND WILL FOREVER

NOW I WONDER IF YOU FEEL THE WAY I DO

 

IT’S THE STRANGEST AND THE SWEETEST LOVE DEAR

THAT TWO PEOPLE EVER KNEW

YOU TOLD ME THAT I NEED NOT WORRY

THAT FOREVER YOU’D BE TRUE

 

IT MAKES NO DIFFERENCE WHERE I WANDER

NO MATTER WHAT I SAY OR DO

I’LL ALWAYS THINK OF YOU MY DARLING

AND I WONDER IF YOU FEEL THE WAY I DO

 

THROUGH THIS DREARY WORLD ALONE I WANDER

MY THOUGHTS WILL ALWAYS BE OF YOU

BUT IT SEEMS TO ME THERE’S NO USE LIVING

AND I WONDER IF YOU FEEL THE WAY I DO

 

1      1      4      4

5      5      1      1

1      1      4      4

5      5      1      1

 

 

I WONDER WHERE YOU ARE TONIGHT             Lester Flatt

 

TONIGHT I’M SAD, MY HEART IS WEARY

WONDERIN’ IF I’M WRONG OR RIGHT

YOU SAY YOU LOVE ME THEN YOU LEFT ME

I WONDER WHERE YOU ARE TONIGHT

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

THE RAIN IS COLD AND SLOWLY FALLIN’

UPON MY WINDOW PANE TONIGHT

AND THOUGH YOUR LOVE IS EVEN COLDER

I WONDER WHERE YOU ARE TONIGHT

 

YOUR HEART WAS COLD, YOU NEVER LOVED ME

THOUGH YOU OFTEN SAID YOU CARED

BUT NOW YOU’VE GONE TO FIND ANOTHER

SOMEONE WHO KNOWS THE LOVE I SHARED

 

THEN CAME THE DAWN THE DAY YOU LEFT ME

I TRIED TO SMILE WITH ALL MY MIGHT

BUT YOU COULD SEE THE PAIN WITHIN ME

THAT LINGERS IN MY HEART TONIGHT

 

VERSE 1      1      4      4

5      5      1      1

1      1      4      4

5      5      1      1

 

CHORUS     4      4      1      1

1      1      5      5

1      1      4      4

5      5      1      1

 

 

I’LL BE TRUE WHILE YOUR GONE

 

DON’T YOU WORRY ‘BOUT ME WHEN WE’RE NOT TOGETHER

I’LL BE TRUE WHILE YOUR GONE

YOU CAN COUNT ON ME IN ALL KINDS OF WEATHER

I’LL BE TRUE WHILE YOUR GONE

 

CHORUS 1:

 

I’LL KEEP A LIGHT BURNING BRIGHT IN THE WINDOW

IT WILL GUIDE ME WHEREVER I ROAM

DON’T YOU WORRY ‘BOUT ME WHEN WE’RE NOT TOGETHER

I’LL BE TRUE WHILE YOUR GONE

 

YOU CAN ALWAYS DEPEND ON ME TILL THE END DEAR

I’LL BE TRUE WHILE YOUR GONE

I’LL BE WAITING AND HOPING FOR YOUR RETURN DEAR

I’LL BE TRUE WHILE YOUR GONE

 

CHORUS 2:

 

NO MATTER HOW FAR AWAY YOU MAY WANDER

YOUR SWEET MEMORY WILL LIVE ON

DON’T YOU WORRY ‘BOUT ME WHEN WE’RE NOT TOGETHER

I’LL BE TRUE WHILE YOUR GONE

 

VERSE  1      1      4      4

1      1      5      5

1      1      4      4

1      5      1      1

 

CHORUS 4      4      1      1

1      1      5      5

1      1      4      4

1      5      1      1

 

 

I’LL FLY AWAY

 

SOME GLAD MORNING WHEN THIS LIFE IS OVER

I’LL FLY AWAY

TO A HOME ON GOD’S CELESTIAL SHORE

I’LL FLY AWAY

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

I’LL FLY AWAY, FLY AWAY, OH GLORY

I’LL FLY AWAY

WHEN I DIE, HALLELUJAH, BY AND BY

I’LL FLY AWAY

 

WHEN THE SHADOWS OF THIS LIFE HAVE GROWN

I’LL FLY AWAY

LIKE A BIRD FROM PRISON BARS HAS FLOWN

I’LL FLY AWAY

 

JUST A FEW MORE WEARY DAYS AND THEN

I’LL FLY AWAY

TO A LAND WHERE JOYS SHALL NEVER END

I’LL FLY AWAY

 

1      1      1      1

4      4      1      1

1      1      1      1

1      5      1      1

 

 

I’LL GET BY

 

DON’T FEEL BLUE WHEN I TELL YOU I’M LEAVIN’

PLEASE DON’T CRY DEAR WHEN I SET YOU FREE

THOUGH I KNOW THAT MY HEART WILL BE BREAKIN’

I’LL GET BY, DON’T YOU CRY OVER ME

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

WHEN THE COLD RAIN IS FALLIN’ OUTSIDE DEAR

AND YOU’RE HAPPY FAR OVER THE SEA

DON’T BE THINKIN’ OF ME IN MY SORROW

I’LL GET BY, DON’T YOU CRY OVER ME

 

DON’T FEEL BLUE WHEN I TELL YOU I’M LEAVIN’

PLEASE DON’T CRY DEAR WHEN I SET YOU FREE

THOUGH I KNOW THAT MY HEART WILL BE BREAKIN’

I’LL GET BY, DON’T YOU CRY OVER ME

 

NO DON’T SHED ANY TEARS, THEY’LL BE WASTED

FOR OUR LOVE WAS NEVER MEANT TO BE

THAT’S WHY I DON’T WAND YOU TO WORRY

I’LL GET BY, DON’T YOU CRY OVER ME

 

I KNEW ALL THE TIME YOU WEREN’T HAPPY

THAT SOMEDAY I’D HAVE TO SET YOU FREE

SO FORGET ABOUT ME AND MY TROUBLES

I’LL GET BY, DON’T YOU CRY OVER ME

 

1      1      4      4

1       1      5      5

1      1      4      4

1      5      1      1

 

 

I’LL LOVE NOBODY BUT YOU

 

I’LL NEVER LOVE ANYBODY BUT YOU BABY, BABY

I’LL NEVER LOVE ANYBODY BUT YOU IF YOU’LL BE MY GIRL

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

OH YES, BELIEVE ME IT’S TRUE

OH YES, I’LL LOVE NOBODY BUT YOU

 

I’LL ALWAYS BE TRUE TO YOU BABY, BABY

I’LL ALWAYS BE TRUE TO YOU IF YOU’LL BE MY GIRL

 

I’LL TAKE YOU OUT EVERY NIGHT BABY, BABY

I’LL TAKE YOU OUT EVERY NIGHT IF YOU’LL BE MY GIRL

 

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1      4      5      1

 

CHORUS 4      1      5      1

4      1      5      1      1

 

 

I’M BLUE, I’M LONESOME             B. Monroe-H. Williams

 

THE LONESOME SOUND OF A TRAIN GOING BY

MAKES ME WANNA STOP AND CRY

I RECALL THE DAY THEY TOOK YOU AWAY

I’M BLUE, I’M LONESOME TOO

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

WHEN I HEAR THAT WHISTLE BLOW

I WANNA PACK MY TROUBLES AND GO

THE LONESOME SOUND OF A TRAIN GOING BY

MAKES ME WANNA STOP AND CRY

 

IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT, IN THE PALE MOONLIGHT

THE WINDS, THEY MOAN AND SIGH

THESE AWFUL BLUES I JUST CAN’T LOSE

I’M BLUE, I’M LONESOME TOO

 

(3/4)

 

VERSE  1      1      4      1

1      5      1      1

1      1      4      1

1      5      1      1

 

CHORUS 5      5      1      1

2      2      5      5

1      1      4      1

1      5      1      1

 

 

I’M GOIN’ DOWN THIS LONESOME ROAD

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

I’M GOIN’ DOWN THIS LONESOME ROAD

TO FIND MY FATE OR VICTORY

OUR GOD MUST HELP US THERE TO WIN

I’M COMIN’ BACK BUT I DON’T KNOW WHEN

 

I HATE TO LEAVE MY MOTHER DEAR

MY FATHER WHO IS OLD AND GRAY

BUT MY TRUE LOVE, I KNOW YOU’LL WAIT

TILL I COME BACK TO YOU TO STAY

 

WHEN I COME BACK WILL YOU BE HERE

OR WILL YOUR LOVE FADE LIKE A ROSE

I CAN NEVER COME BACK SHOULD YOU BE GONE

MY LOVE FOR YOU NOBODY KNOWS

 

1      1      4      4

5      5      1      1

1      1      4      4

5      5      1      1

 

 

I’M GONNA BE THE WIND                  Laurie Lewis

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

ALL MY LIFE I’VE BEEN A BLADE OF GRASS–IN THE WIND

OR LIKE A STUBBORN TREE I’VE LET THE WIND–SHAPE ME

BUT NOW I’M FEELIN’ BOLD, ENOUGH TO LET GO MY HOLD

AND I’LL NOT BE A BLADE OF GRASS AGAIN, OH-WHOA

I’M GONNA BE THE WIND

 

I’LL BE THE WIND, I CAN WEAR THE MOUNTAIN DOWN

AND I’LL BE THE WIND OF HOPE, I CAN LIFT YOU OFF THE GROUND

AND I’LL FAN THE FLAMES OF LOVE

YOU KNOW THEY’LL NEVER DIE AGAIN

OH, I’M GONNA BE THE WIND

 

I WAS WAITIN’ BUT MY NAME WAS NEVER CALLED

AND I NEVER TRIED TO STAND ALONE FOR FEAR THAT I MIGHT FALL

BUT NOW THAT I’M RUNNIN’ I MAY NEVER WALK AGAIN

OH I’M GONNA BE THE WIND

 

 

CHORUS 1      1      1      4-1

1      1      1      5

4      4      1      1

4      4      5      5

5      5      1      1

 

VERSE 4      4      4      4

1      1      1      1

4      4      4      4

5      5      1      1

 

 

I’M GONNA LOVE YOU                     Peter Rowan

 

FOR SIX LONG YEARS I’VE BEEN IN THIS PRISON

LIVIN’ MY LIFE BEHIND BARS IN THIS DIRTY CELL

TOMORROW THEY’RE GONNA TAKE ME DOWN TO NASHVILLE

AND SEND MY SOUL TO HEAVEN OR TO HELL

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

I’M GONNA LOVE YOU LIKE THERE’S NO TOMORROW

I’M GONNA LOVE YOU LIKE THERE’S NO YESTERDAY

I’M GONNA HUG AND KISS AWAY YOUR SORROWS

I’M GONNA LOVE YOU LIKE THERE’S NO TOMORROW

000. . . 000. . .

 

WELL, THE WARDEN SAID MY LAST REQUEST WAS GRANTED

YOU COULD COME AND STAY WITH ME TONIGHT

YOU’RE THE ONLY ONE WHO EVER BELIEVED IN ME

SO HOLD ME IN YOUR ARMS, HOLD ME TIGHT

 

WELL, I KNOW THAT MY LIFE WILL SOON BE OVER

AND THE LIFE OF OUR BABY CHILD HAS JUST BEGUN

THERE’S ONLY ONE PART NOW THAT’S LEFT TO HAUNT ME

JUST TO THINK THAT WHAT I’VE LOST I MIGHT HAVE WON

 

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5      5      1      1

1      1      5      5

5      5      1      1

(add this line on chorus)

5      5      1      1

 

 

I’M GONNA SLEEP WITH ONE EYE OPEN

 

I’VE JUST FOUND OUT TODAY THE LITTLE GAME YOU PLAY

I’VE BEEN A-SLEEPIN’ ALL MY LIFE AWAY

YOU’VE BEEN STEPPIN’ SO THEY SAY ‘TWEEN MIDNIGHT AND DAY

SO I’M GONNA SLEEP WITH ONE EYE OPEN FROM NOW ON

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

FROM NOW ON, ALL NIGHT LONG

YOU WON’T HAVE A CHANCE TO TREAT YOUR DADDY WRONG

YOU’VE BEEN STEPPIN’ SO THEY SAY ‘TWEEN MIDNIGHT AND DAY

SO I’M GONNA SLEEP WITH ONE EYE OPEN FROM NOW ON

 

THERE’S A HONKY TONK DOWN THE ROAD JUST ABOUT A MILE OR SO

I UNDERSTAND THAT’S WHERE YOU SPEND YOUR TIME

BABY I’VE TO NEWS FOR YOU. YOUR LITTLE GAME IS THROUGH

AND I’M GONNA SLEEP WITH ONE EYE OPEN FROM NOW ON

 

VERSE  1      1      1      1

1      5      1      1

1      1      1      1

1      5      1      1

 

CHORUS 4      4      1      1

1      1      5      5

1      1      1      1      1

1      5      1      1

 

 

I’M LEAVIN’ DETROIT

 

ALL WINTER I’VE BEEN WORKIN’ MAKIN’ CARS IN DETROIT

BUT TOMORROW MORNIN’ I’LL BE CHECKIN’ OUT

I’M LEAVIN’ THIS OLD CITY AND THE HARD TIMES THAT I HAD

I’M LEAVIN’ DETROIT, I’M HEADIN’ SOUTH

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

I’M GOIN’ WHERE THE SOUTHERN  BREEZES BLOW

I’M TIRED OF DETROIT’S WEATHER WITH ITS SNOW

DON’T LOOK FOR ME TOMORROW ‘CAUSE TONIGHT I’M CHECKIN’ OUT

I’M LEAVIN’ DETROIT, I’M HEADIN’ SOUTH

 

I CAN SMELL THE MOUNTAIN OAK AND THE HONEYSUCKLE BLOOMS

I CAN TASTE THAT SOUTHERN COOKIN’ IN MY MIND

I MISS THE ONES WHO LOVE ME AND THE GOOD TIMES THAT I HAD

I’M LEAVIN’ DETROIT, I’M HEADIN’ SOUTH

 

VERSE     1      1      4      1

1      1      5      5

1      1      4      1

1      1      5      1      1

 

CHORUS       1     4      1      1

1      1      5      5

1      1      4      1

6m     6m     5      1      1

 

 

I’M LOOKING PAST YOU

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

I’M LOOKING PAST YOU, LOOKIN’ PAST YOU

WITH MY EYES OPEN WIDE I’M WALKING WITH PRIDE

I’VE GOT A FREE MAN LOCKED UP INSIDE

I’M GONNA PULL HIM THROUGH

I’M LOOKING PAST YOU

 

YOU WERE THE RIDDLE, I WAS IN THE MIDDLE

STALLING FOR TIME

I’VE GOT NO MORE TO LOSE, I’M ALL OUT OF CLUES

AND THE NEXT MOVE IS MINE

AND IT WAS A LITTLE HARD TO SWALLOW

AND YOU MIGHT BE A TOUGH ACT TO FOLLOW

SO WHAT ELSE IS NEW–I’M LOOKING PAST YOU

 

YOU COULDN’T PAY ME TO STAY, I’M STEALING AWAY

ON THE WILD WESTERN RIDE

GIVE ‘EM ALL MY BEST, I’M OFF FOR THE SOUTHWEST

WHERE IT’S SUNNY AND DRY

‘CAUSE OVER MY SHOULDER I SEE THE SORROW

BUT AHEAD I SEE ONLY TOMORROW

IT’S A BEAUTIFUL BLUE, OH–I’M LOOKING PAST YOU

 

CHORUS 4      1      1      1

5      4      4      4

4      4      1      1

1      5      1      1

 

VERSE  5      5      4      4

1      1        1     1

5      5      4      4

1      1      1      1

 

 

I’M ON MY WAY BACK TO THE OLD HOME             Bill Monroe

 

BACK IN THE DAYS OF MY CHILDHOOD

IN THE EVENING WHEN EVERYTHING WAS STILL

I USED TO SIT AND LISTEN TO THE FOXHOUNDS

WITH MY DAD IN THOSE OLD KENTUCKY HILLS

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

I’M ON MY WAY BACK TO THE OLD HOME

THAT ROAD THAT WINDS UP THE HILL

BUT THERE’S NO LIGHT IN THE WINDOW

THAT SHINED LONG AGO WHERE I LIVED

 

SOON MY CHILDHOOD DAYS WERE OVER

I HAD TO LEAVE MY OLD HOME

MY MOM AND DAD WERE CALLED TO HEAVEN

I WAS LEFT IN THIS WORLD ALL ALONE

 

HIGH IN THE HILLS OF OLD KENTUCKY

STANDS THE FONDEST PLACE IN MY OLD MEMORY

I’M ON MY WAY BACK TO THE OLD HOME

THE LIGHT IN THE WINDOW I LONG TO SEE

 

1      1      4      4

1      1      5      5

1      1      4      4

1      5      1      1

 

 

I’M READY TO GO

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

HALLELUJAH  (I’M READY), I’M READY (HALLELUJAH)

I CAN HEAR THE VOICES SINGIN’ SOFT AND LOW

HALLELUJAH  (I’M READY), I’M READY (HALLELUJAH)

HALLELUJAH I’M READY TO GO

 

IN THE DARKEST OF NIGHT NOT A STAR WAS IN SIGHT

ON THE HIGHWAY THAT LEADS DOWN BELOW

BUT JESUS CAME IN AND SAVED MY SOUL FROM SIN

HALLELUJAH I’M READY TO GO

 

SINNER DON’T WAIT UNTIL IT’S TOO LATE

HE’S A WONDERFUL SAVIOR TO KNOW

I FELL UPON MY KNEES AND HE ANSWERED MY PLEAS

HALLELUJAH I’M READY TO GO

 

VERSE     1      1      4      1

1      1      5      5

1      1      4      1

1      5      1      1

 

CHORUS     4      4      1      1

1      1      5      5

4      4      1      1

1      5      1      1

 

 

I’M WORKING ON A BUILDING

 

WELL, IF I WAS A SINNER I’D A TELL YOU WHAT I WOULD DO

I WOULD QUIT MY SINNIN’ AND I’D WORK ON A BUILDIN’ TOO

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

I’M WORKIN’ ON A BUILDIN’, I’M WORKIN’ ON A BUILDIN’

I’M WORKIN’ ON A BUILDIN’ FOR MY LORD, FOR MY LORD

IT’S A HOLY GHOST BUILDIN’, IT’S A HOLY GHOST BUILDIN’

IT’S A HOLY GHOST BUILDIN’ FOR MY LORD, FOR MY LORD

 

WELL, IF I WAS A GAMBLER I TELL YOU WHAT I WOULD DO

I WOULD QUIT MY GAMBLIN’ AND WORK ON A BUILDIN’ TOO

 

WELL, IF I WAS A DRUNKARD I TELL YOU WHAT I WOULD DO

I WOULD QUIT MY DRINKIN’ AND WORK ON A BUILDIN’ TOO

 

WELL, IF I WAS A PREACHER I TELL YOU WHAT I WOULD DO

I WOULD GO ON PREACHIN’ AND I’D WORK ON A BUILDIN’ TOO

 

VERSE   1     1      1      1

1     1      5      1

 

CHORUS   1     1      1      1

1     1      5(two beats) 1    1

1     1      1      1

1     1      5(two beats) 1    1

 

 

I’VE HEARD IT ALL BEFORE               Kent Powell

 

YOUR BAGS ARE PACKED YOU TOLD ME THAT IT’S OVER

YOU SAID THAT YOU WANTED SOMETHIN’ MORE

THAT I’D BE ALONE WHILE YOU RAMBLE AND YOU ROAM

BUT YOU KNOW, I’VE HEARD IT ALL BEFORE

 

YOU THINK THAT THE GRASS IS GREENER

THAT A BETTER LIFE WAITS OUTSIDE THE DOOR

BUT IF YOU LEAVE ME NOW I’LL GET ALONG SOMEHOW

BUT YOU KNOW, I’VE HEARD IT ALL BEFORE

 

CHORUS:

 

I’VE HEARD IT BEFORE, I DON’T CARE ANY MORE

PACK YOUR BAGS, BEST BE ON YOUR WAY

TAKE THE TRAIN, TAKE THE PLANE–TO ME IT’S ALL THE SAME

YOU KNOW I’VE HEARD IT ALL BEFORE

 

DON’T THINK THAT YOU WILL RETURN DEAR

AND FIND ME WALKIN’ THE FLOOR

HONEY I GOT NEWS FOR YOU–I WON’T BE SAD AND BLUE

BUT YOU KNOW I’VE HEARD IT ALL BEFORE (chorus)

 

VERSE  1      1      1      1

1      1      5      5

1      1      4      4

1      5      1      1

 

CHORUS 5      5      1      1

1      1      5      5

1      1      4      4

1      5      1      1

 

 

I’VE LOST YOU                   Earl Scruggs

 

FRIENDS TELL ME THAT THE DAY YOU WED ANOTHER

THEY SAY YOU LOOK SO HAPPY ALL THE TIME

I JUST CAN’T REALIZE THAT I HAVE LOST YOU

SOMEHOW I THOUGHT YOU ALWAYS WOULD BE MINE

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

I’VE LOVED YOU SINCE THE DAY THAT I FIRST MET YOU

I THOUGHT NO ONE COULD EVER COME BETWEEN

THOSE PROMISES YOU MADE HAVE ALL BEEN BROKEN

AND ALL I HAVE TO LIVE FOR NOW IS DREAMS

 

SOMEHOW I CAN’T BELIEVE THAT YOU’LL BE HAPPY

WITH MEMORIES TO HAUNT YOU NIGHT AND DAY

BUT ONLY TIME CAN MAKE YOU LEARN YOUR LESSON

I’M SURE YOU THINK YOU’VE REACHED YOUR GOAL TODAY

 

I NEVER THOUGHT SOMEDAY THAT I WOULD LOSE YOU

YOU’RE JUST THE KIND THAT NEVER COULD BE TRUE

YOU ONLY WANTED ME JUST FOR AWHILE DEAR

JUST LONG ENOUGH TO BREAK MY HEART IN TWO

 

VERSE  1      1      1      1

1      1      5      5

1      1      1      1

1      5      1      1

 

CHORUS 4      4      1      1

1      1      5      5

4      4      1      1

5      5      1      1

 

 

I’VE NEVER BEEN SO LONESOME IN MY LIFE

 

EVERYTHING I EVER LOVED IS GONE

I LOST MY WIFE, I LOST MY HOME

(all sing)  I’VE NEVER BEEN SO LONESOME IN MY LIFE

THE MOON HAS EVEN LOST ITS GLOW

THE SUN DON’T SHINE ANYMORE

(all sing)  I’VE NEVER BEEN SO LONESOME IN MY LIFE

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

SINCE YOU’VE GONE RIGHT THROUGH MYSELF

TELL MY HEART THERE’S NOTHIN’ LEFT  (I’VE NEVER…)

I’VE WALKED THE FLOOR AND STREETS OF TOWN

YES, I’LL NEVER LIVE IT DOWN  (I’VE NEVER…)

 

I’VE HEARD THAT LONESOME WHISTLE BLOW

SEEN MIDNIGHTS COME AND GO  (I’VE NEVER…)

SEEN DAYS I’VE THOUGHT WOULD NEVER END

WHEN LONELY BLUES COME CREEPIN’ IN  (I’VE NEVER…)

 

 

MY LOVE FOR HER WILL LINGER ON

EVEN THOUGH SHE’S DONE ME WRONG  (I’VE NEVER…)

SO I’LL JUST LIVE MY LIFE ALONE

MAYBE SOMEDAY SHE’LL COME HOME  (I’VE NEVER…)

 

VERSE  1      1      4      1

1      1      5      5

1      1      4      1

1      5      1      1

 

CHORUS 4      4      1      1

1      1      5      5

1      1      4      1

1      5      1      1

 

 

I’VE WAITED AS LONG AS I CAN                  Hylo Brown

 

I’VE WAITED FOR YOU AND I’VE ALWAYS BEEN TRUE

BUT THIS WAITING NO LONGER I CAN STAND

I KNOW YOU’VE HAD TIME DEAR TO MAKE UP YOUR MIND

I’VE WAITED AS LONG AS I CAN

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

I’M WAITING TO HEAR . . . YOU SAY YOU LOVE ME

AND LONG FOR THE DAY YOU’D TAKE MY HAND

I ASKED AGAIN LAST NIGHT FOR YOUR LOVE SO DIVINE

I’VE WAITED AS LONG AS I CAN

 

DONE ALL I CAN DO, SAID ALL I CAN SAY

OH WHY CAN’T I MAKE YOU UNDERSTAND

I’VE WANTED YOU FOR MINE BUT I’VE WASTED MY TIME

I’VE WAITED AS LONG AS I CAN

 

NOW I’LL JUT SAY GOODBYE, THE TEARS FALL FROM MY EYES

FOR YOU HAVE MADE IT PLAIN THAT I CAN’T WIN

NO ONE WILL EVER KNOW THE PAIN THAT I’VE BEEN THROUGH

I’VE WAITED AS LONG AS I CAN

 

1      1      4      4

1      1      5      5

1      1      4      4

1      5      1      1

 

 

IF I LOSE

I NEVER THOUGHT I’D LEAVE YOU, NOW I FIND I’M WRONG

COME ON BACK SWEET MAMA, BACK WHERE YOU BELONG

WELL, I’VE GAMBLED ALL OVER TOWN AND FOUND THAT I CAN’T WIN

COME ON BACK AND PICK ME UP AGAIN

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

NOW IF I LOSE LET ME LOSE

I DON’T CARE HOW MUCH I LOSE

IF I LOSE A HUNDRED DOLLARS WHILE TRYIN’ TO WIN A DIME

MY BABY, SHE’S GOT MONEY ALL THE TIME

 

OF ALL THE OTHER GALS I KNOW NONE CAN TAKE YOUR PLACE

WHEN I GET INTO A JAM JUST STAYING IN THE RACE

SO NOW THAT YOU’RE BACK DEAR LET’S MAKE ANOTHER ROUND

WITH YOU HERE BY MY SIDE, BABE MY DEAL JUST CAN’T GO DOWN

 

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5      5      5      1      1

1      1      4      4

5      5      1      1

 

CHORUS 5      5      1      1

5      5      1      1

1      1      4      4

5      5      1      1

 

 

IF I NEEDED YOU

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

IF I NEEDED YOU WOULD YOU COME TO ME

WOULD YOU COME TO ME FOR TO EASE MY PAIN

 

IF YOU NEEDED ME I WOULD COME TO YOU

I WOULD SWIM THE SEA FOR TO EASE YOUR PAIN

 

OH THE NIGHT’S FORLORN AND THE MORNIN’S BORN

AND THE MORNIN’S BORN WITH THE LIGHTS OF LOVE

 

AND YOU’LL MISS SUNRISE IF CLOSE YOUR EYES

AND THAT WOULD BREAK MY HEART IN TWO

 

BABY’S WITH ME NOW SINCE I SHOWED HER NOW

TO LAY HER LITTLE HAND IN MINE

 

WHO COULD ILL AGREE, SHE’S A SIGHT TO SEE

A TREASURE FOR THE POOR BOY TO FIND

 

4      1      1      1

1      4      5      1      1

 

 

IN DESPAIR

 

YOU MADE ME LOVE YOU, YOU MADE ME WANT YOU

NOW I NEED YOU ALL THE TIME

MY HEART IS SAD AND I’M SO LONELY

EACH NIGHT AND DAY YOU’RE ON MY MIND

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

YOU BROKE MY HEART MY LITTLE DARLING

WHEN I CALL TO YOU YOU HAD ANOTHER THERE

BUT A BROKEN HEART WILL KEEP ON CRYIN’

I KNOW YOU KNOW I’M IN DESPAIR

 

YOU MADE ME FORGET ALL OF THE OTHERS

MADE ME FORGET ALL OF THE PAST

SWEETHEART YOU TOLD ME YOU REALLY LOVED ME

MY FRIENDS TOLD ME IT WOULD NEVER LAST

 

VERSE 1      1      1      1

4      4      1      1

1      1      1      1

1      5      1      1

 

CHORUS 4      4      1      1

1      1      5      5

4      4      1      1

1      5      1      1

 

 

IN THE CITY

 

I’M GOIN’ HOME AGAIN

I CAN’T REMEMBER WHEN

TIMES ARE GOOD LIKE THEY WERE THEN

IN THE CITY, MAN, YOU JUST CAN’T WIN

 

I’VE BEEN DRINKIN’ EVERY DAY

JUST TO RUN MY BLUES AWAY

FEELIN’ DOWN AND OUT AGAIN

IN THE CITY, MAN, YOU JUST CAN’T WIN

 

THERE’S A WOMAN THAT I KNOW

SHE LIVES OUT ON BERRY ROAD

FOR HER SWEET LOVE AGAIN

IN THE CITY, MAN, YOU JUST CAN’T WIN

 

I CAN’T DO RIGHT ALL THE TIME

I’M INCLINED TO CHANGE MY MIND

MOVIN’ ON–TIME AGAIN

IN THE CITY, MAN, YOU JUST CAN’T WIN

 

4      4      1      1

4        4     1      1

4      4      5      5

4      5      1      1

 

 

IN THE PINES

 

THE LONGEST TRAIN I EVER SAW

WENT DOWN THAT GEORGIA LINE

THE ENGINE PASSED AT SIX O’CLOCK

THE CABOOSE ROLLED BY AT NINE

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

IN THE PINES, IN THE PINES WHERE THE SUN NEVER SHINES

WE SHIVER WHEN THE COLD WIND BLOWS

OOO…

 

WELL I ASKED MY CAPTAIN FOR THE TIME OF DAY

SAID HE THROWED HIS WATCH AWAY

A LONG STEEL RAIL AND A SHORT CROSS TIE

I’M ON MY WAY BACK HOME

 

LITTLE GIRL, LITTLE GIRL, WHAT HAVE I DONE

THAT MAKES YOU TREAT ME SO

YOU CAUSED ME TO WEEP YOU CAUSED ME TO ROAM

YOU CAUSED ME TO LEAVE MY HOME

 

(3/4)

 

1      1      4      1

1      5      1      1

1      1      4      1

1      5      1      1

 

 

IS IT OVER NOW

 

YOU LIE IN OUR BED AND DREAM OF ANOTHER

YOU DON’T EVEN KNOW YOU WHISPERED HIS NAME

AND NOW IF YOUR HEART BELONGS TO ANTHER

OH, WHAT WILL I DO, YOU’VE DRIFTED AWAY

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

OUR ONCE HAPPY HOME IS LONELY AND DARK NOW

HAVE YOU WENT ASTRAY AND BROKEN YOUR VOW

I JUST CAN’T BELIEVE THESE THINGS THAT I’M HEARIN’

YOU’RE BREAKIN’ MY HEART, IS IT OVER NOW’

 

I WISH THAT I KNEW WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU DEAR

AND I ONLY HOPE WE’LL MAKE IT SOMEHOW

BUT THAT DOESN’T CHANGE THE WAY THAT I’M FEELIN’

IT HURTS ME TO SAY THAT IT’S OVER NOW

 

WHEN I CLOSE MY EYES LOVE I SEE YOU SO CLEARLY

I LIE HERE AT NIGHT AND CALL OUT YOUR NAME

YOU’RE STILL IN MY HEART AND I LOVE YOU DEARLY

I ONLY HOPE SOMEDAY THAT YOU’LL FEEL THE SAME

 

(3/4)

 

VERSE 1   1   1   1   5   5   5   5

4   4   5   5   1   1   1   1

1   1   1   1   5   5   5   5

4   4   5   5   1   1   1   1

 

CHORUS 5   5   5   5   1   1   1   1

5   5   5   5   1   1   1   1

1   1   1   1   5   5   5   5

4   4   5   5   1   1   1   1

 

 

IS IT TOO LATE

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

IS IT TOO LATE NOW TO TELL YOU THAT I LOVE YOU

OR IS THERE STILL A CHANCE FOR ME SOMEHOW

OH, THEY TELL ME NOW THAT YOU HAVE FOUND ANOTHER

DARLIN’ PLEASE DON’T SAY IT’S TOO LATE NOW

 

I KNOW THIS HEART OF MINE COULD NEVER STAND IT

IF I SHOULD HAVE TO GIVE YOU UP SOMEHOW

OH WON’T YOU SAY YOU’LL GIVE ME ONE MORE CHANCE DEAR

DARLIN’ PLEASE DON’T SAY IT’S TOO LATE NOW

 

NOW I’LL CONFESS I KNOW I’VE DONE YOU WRONG DEAR

OH CAN’T YOU SEE MY POINT OF VIEW SOMEHOW

ALL I ASK OF YOU IS ONE MORE CHANCE DEAR

DARLIN’ PLEASE DON’T SAY IT’S TOO LATE NOW

 

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5      5      1      1

1      1      4      4

5      5      1      1

 

JEALOUSY

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

JEALOUSY GETS TO ME

WHEN I SEE YOU WITH SOMEBODY NEW

MAKES ME DO THINGS I SHOULDN’T DO

JEALOUSY, IT MAKES ME SO BLUE

 

WELL, I REALLY CARE ABOUT YOUR NEW LOVE

AT LEAST I’M NEVER CRYING THERE RIGHT NOW

IT’S JUST THAT YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT I’M MADE OF

I ONLY WANT WHAT’S BEST FOR YOU

 

I WAS GOING TO PROVE YOU A FOOL

BELIEVING IN THAT FALSE « I LOVE YOU DEAR »

TO LET YOU GO ON IS SO CRUEL LOVE

IT’S ONLY FOR YOUR HEART I FEAR

 

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5      5      1      1

1      1      4      4

5      5      1      1

 

 

JESSE JAMES

 

JESSE JAMES WAS A LAD WHO KILLED MANY A MAN

HE ROBBED THE GLENDALE TRAIN

HE STOLE FROM THE RICH AND HE GAVE TO THE POOR

WITH A HAND AND A HEART AND A BRAIN

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

JESSE HAD A WIFE TO MOURN FOR HIS LIFE

THREE CHILDREN, THEY WERE BRAVE

BUT THAT DIRTY LITTLE COWARD THAT SHOT MR. HOWARD

HAS LAID POOR JESSE IN HIS GRAVE

 

IT WAS ON A WEDNESDAY NIGHT, THE MOON WAS SHINING BRIGHT

THAT THEY STOPPED THE GLENDALE TRAIN

AND THE PEOPLE THEY DID SAY FOR MANY MILES AWAY

IT WAS ROBBED BY FRANK AND JESSE JAMES

 

IT WAS ON A SATURDAY NIGHT, JESSE WAS A HOME

A-TALKIN’ TO HIS FAMILY BRAVE

ROBERT FORD CAME ALONG LIKE A THIEF IN THE NIGHT

AND HE LAID POOR JESSE IN THE GRAVE

 

NOW THE PEOPLE HELD THEIR BREATH WHEN THEY HEARD OF JESSE’S DEATH

AND THEY WONDERED HOW HE EVER CAME TO DIE

IT WAS ONE OF THE GANG KNOWN AS LITTLE ROBERT FORD

THAT SHOT JESSE JAMES ON THE SLY

 

ROBERT FORD, YOU DIRTY LITTLE COWARD

I WONDER HOW YOU FEEL

YOU ATE UP JESSE’S BREAD AND YOU SLEPT IN JESSE’S BED

AND YOU LAID POOR JESSE IN HIS GRAVE

 

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CHORUS 4      4      1      1

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JIMMIE BROWN

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

I SELL THE MORNING PAPER SIR, MY NAME IS JIMMIE BROWN

EVERYBODY KNOWS I AM THE NEWSBOY OF THE TOWN

YOU CAN HEAR ME YELLIN’ « MORNING STAR » RUNNIN’ DOWN THE STREET

I HAVE NO HAT UPON MY HEAD, NO SHOES UPON MY FEET

 

NEVER MIND SIR HOW I LOOK, DON’T LOOK AT ME AND FROWN

I SELL THE MORNING PAPER SIR,MY NAME IS JIMMIE BROWN

I’M OFTEN COLD AND HUNGRY SIR, MY CLOTHES ARE MIGHTY THIN

I WANDER ‘BOUT FROM PLACE TO PLACE, MY DAILY BREAD TO WIN

 

MY FATHER DIED A DRUNKARD SIR, I HEARD MY MOTHER SAY

I AM HELPING MOTHER SIR, TO JOURNEY ON HER WAY

MY MOTHER ALWAYS TOLD ME SIR, THERE’S NOTHIN’ IN THIS WORLD TO LOSE

THERE’LL BE A PLACE IN HEAVEN, SIR, TO SELL THE GOSPEL NEWS

 

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JOHN HENRY

 

WHEN JOHN HENRY WAS A LITTLE BABY

SITTIN’ ON HIS DADDY’S KNEE

HE PICKED UP A HAMMER IN HIS LITTLE RIGHT HAND

SAID, « THIS HAMMER GONNA BE

THE DEATH OF ME, LORD, LORD

THIS HAMMER GONNA BE THE DEATH OF ME »

 

NOW JOHN HENRY HAD A LITTLE WOMAN

HER NAME WAS POLLY ANN

JOHN HENRY TOOK SICK AND LAID UP IN BED

WHILE POLLY ANN DROVE THAT STEEL LIKE A MAN, LORD, LORD

POLLY ANN DROVE THAT STEEL LIKE A MAN

 

THEY TOOK JOHN HENRY TO THE GRAVEYARD

LAID HIM UNDER THE SAND

EVERY LOCOMOTIVE COME A-ROLLIN’ AROUND

SAY, « YONDER LAY THAT STEEL-DRIVIN’ MAN, LORD, LORD

YONDER LAY THAT STEEL-DRIVIN’ MAN »

 

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JOHN HARDY

 

JOHN HARDY WAS A DESPERATE LITTLE MAN

HE CARRIED TWO GUNS EVERY DAY

HE SHOT DOWN A MAN ON THAT WEST VIRGINIA LINE

YOU OUGHTA SEEN JOHN HARDY GETTIN’ AWAY

YOU OUGHTA SEEN JOHN HARDY GETTIN’ AWAY

 

JOHN HARDY STOOD IN THAT OLD BARROOM

SO DRUNK THAT HE COULD NOT SEE

AND A MAN WALKED UP AND TOOK HIM BY THE ARM

HE SAID, « JOHNNY, COME AND GO ALONG WITH ME,

POOR BOY, JOHNNY, COME AND WALK ALONG WITH ME »

 

JOHN HARDY STOOD IN HIS OLD JAIL CELL

THE TEARS RUNNING DOWN FROM HIS EYES

HE SAID, « I’VE BEEN THE DEATH OF MANY A POOR BOY

BUT MY SIX-SHOOTERS NEVER TOLD A LIE

NO, MY SIX-SHOOTERS NEVER TOLD A LIE »

 

THE FIRST ONE TO VISIT JOHN HARDY IN HIS CELL

WAS A LITTLE GIRL DRESSED IN BLUE

SHE CAME DOWN TO THAT OLD JAIL CELL

SHE SAID, « JOHNNY, I’VE BEEN TRUE TO YOU

GOD KNOWS, JOHNNY, I’VE BEEN TRUE TO YOU »

 

THE NEXT ONE TO VISIT JOHN HARDY IN HIS CELL

WAS A LITTLE GIRL DRESSED IN RED

SHE CAME DOWN TO THAT OLD JAIL CELL

SHE SAID, « JOHNNY, I HAD RATHER SEE YOU DEAD

WELL, JOHNNY, I HAD RATHER SEE YOU DEAD »

 

I’VE BEEN TO THE EAST AND I’VE BEEN TO THE WEST

I’VE TRAVELED THIS WIDE WORLD AROUND

I’VE BEEN TO THAT RIVER AND I’VE BEEN BAPTIZED

SO TAKE ME TO MY BURYING GROUND

SO TAKE ME TO MY BURYING GROUND

 

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KATY DALEY

 

HER OLD MAN, SHE CAME FROM TEMPORARY

IN THE PINE NEAR DANGER FORTY-TWO

HER OLD MAN WAS SHOT IN TOMBSTONE CITY

OVER THE MAKIN’ OF HIS GOOD OLD MOUNTAIN DEW

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

OH COME ON DOWN THE MOUNTAIN KATY DALEY

COME ON DOWN THE MOUNTAIN KATY DO

CAN’T YOU US CALLIN’ KATY DALEY

WE WANT TO DRINK YOUR GOOD OLD MOUNTAIN DEW

 

WELL COME AND PAY ATTENTION KATY DALEY

I AM THE JUDGE THAT’S GONNA’ TO SENTENCE YOU

ALL THE BOYS IN COURT HAVE COUNTRY WHISKEY

AND TO TELL THE TRUTH I DRINK A LITTLE TOO

 

SO TO THE JAIL THEY TOOK POOR KATY DALEY

VERY SOON THE GATES WERE OPEN WIDE

AN ANGEL CAME FOR POOR OLD KATY DALEY

THEY TOOK HER FAR ACROSS THE GREAT DIVIDE

 

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5      5      5      5

5      5      1      1

 

 

KEEP ON THE SUNNY SIDE

 

THERE’S A DARK AND A TROUBLED SIDE OF LIFE

THERE’S A BRIGHT AND A SUNNY SIDE TOO

THOUGH YOU MEET WITH THE DARKNESS AND STRIFE

THE SUNNY SIDE MAY ALSO FIND YOU

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

KEEP ON THE SUNNY SIDE, ALWAYS ON THE SUNNY SIDE

KEEP ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF LIFE

IT WILL HELP US EVERY DAY, IT WILL BRIGHTEN ALL THE WAY

IF WE KEEP ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF LIFE

 

OH THE STORM AND ITS FURY BROKE TODAY

CRUSHING HOPES THAT WE CHERISH SO DEAR

CLOUDS AND STORMS WILL IN TIME PASS AWAY

THE SUN AGAIN WILL SHINE BRIGHT AND CLEAR

 

LET US GREET WITH A SONG OF HOPE EACH DAY

THOUGH THE MOMENT BE CLOUDY OR FAIR

LET US TRUST IN OUR SAVIOR AWAY

WHO KEEPETH EVERY ONE IN HIS CARE

 

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5      5      1      1

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LAST TRAIN FROM POOR VALLEY            Norman Blake

 

IT WAS GOOD ONE TIME, EVERYTHING WAS MIGHTY FINE

THE COAL TIPPLES ROARED DAY AND NIGHT

BUT THINGS THEY GOT SLOW FOR NO REASONS I KNOW

AND ILL WINDS, THEY POURED IN THE SIDE

 

THE MINES ALL CLOSED DOWN, EVERYBODY LEAVIN’ ‘ROUND

WASN’T VERY MUCH LEFT TO DO

‘CEPT STAND IN THAT LINE, GET YOUR RATION SCRIPT ON TIME

AND WOMAN I COULD SEE IT KILLIN’ YOU

 

CHORUS:

 

NOW THE SOFT NEW SNOWS OF DECEMBER

LIGHTLY FALL MY CABIN ‘ROUND

SAW THE LAST TRAIN FROM POOR VALLEY

TAKIN’ BROWN-HAIRED BECKY RICHMOND DOWN

 

IT’S BEEN COMIN’ ON I KNOW, SOON YOU WILL BE GONE

LEAVIN’ CROSSED YOUR MIND EVERY DAY

THEN YOU SAID TO ME THINGS ARE BAD BACK HOME YOU SEE

I GUESS I’D BETTER BE ON MY WAY

 

I SHOULD BLAME YOU NOW BUT I NEVER COULD SOMEHOW

A MINER’S WIFE YOU WEREN’T CUT OUT TO BE

IT WASN’T WHAT YOU THOUGHT, JUST SOME DREAMS THAT YOU BOUGHT

WHEN YOU LEFT HOME AND RAN AWAY WITH ME (chorus)

 

VERSE (slow 2/4) 1      5      4      1

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LEAVIN’                                           Jack Tottle

 

NOW I WAS A STRANGER IN LOVE AND IN TOWN

YOU SET ME UP AND YOU PUT ME DOWN

YOU HAD YOUR WAY WITH ME EVERY TIME

BUT LEAVIN’ WOULD TAKE THAT LOAD OFF MY MIND

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

YOU WANTED LOVE AND YOU WANTED MORE

PEOPLE AND PLACES LIKE NEVER BEFORE

YOU RAN AROUND LIKE YOU THOUGHT I WAS BLIND

BUT LEAVIN’ WOULD TAKE THAT LOAD OFF MY MIND

 

NOW YOU HAD ME FOOLED FROM HE DAY THAT WE MET

SWEET LIES YOU TOLD ME I’LL NEVER FORGET

‘CAUSE YOU CAN’T KEEP LYIN’ IN LOVIN’ YOU’LL FIND

‘CAUSE LEAVIN’ WOULD TAKE THAT LOAD OFF MY MIND

 

NOW DON’T YOU BE WAITING FOR A KNOCK ON YOUR DOOR

THAT KIND OF LOVIN’ I DON’T NEED NO MORE

YOU HAD YOUR DAY UNTIL IT CAME TIME

FOR LEAVIN’ WOULD TAKE THAT LOAD OFF MY MIND

 

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LEFT HERE ALONE

 

WELL IT SEEMS THERE CAN BE NO DOUBT THAT YOUR LEAVIN’

I CAN TELL BY THE LOOK IN YOUR EYE

BUT YOU KNOW WHEN YOU GO THERE’LL BE HEARTACHE AND GRIEVIN’

AND THIS POOR GAL LEFT ALONE WONDERIN’ WHY

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

THOUGH I KNOW THAT I’LL HAVE TO FORGET YOU

OR I WON’T STAND A CHANCE WHEN YOU GO

‘CAUSE I’LL GET BY BUT I CAN’T SAY I’M SORRY I MET YOU

THOUGH I’M BLUE AND I’M LEFT HERE ALONE

 

I CAN’T BE WAITING AROUND FOR THE SOUND OF YOUR WALKIN’

DOWN THE HALL AND YOUR KNOCKIN’ AT MY DOOR

I WON’T BE HOPIN’ YOU’LL SAY YOU’LL CHANGE YOUR WAY OF LIVIN’

AND THAT WE CAN BE THE WAY WE WERE BEFORE

 

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CHORUS     4      4      1      1

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LETTER FROM MY DARLIN’                       Bill Monroe

 

I CAN’T ANSWER HER LETTER

FOR SHE LEFT ME NO ADDRESS

YOU SHOULD KNOW MY LITTLE DARLIN’

YOU LEFT MY POOR HEART IN DISTRESS

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

I GOT A LETTER FROM MY DARLIN’

SHE SAID SHE HATED TO GO

IT BROKE MY HEART, THE WORDS SHE WROTE ME

SHE CLOSED BY SAYIN’ I LOVE YOU SO

 

SHE WROTE THE WORDS SHE KNEW WOULD HURT ME

SHE SAID I NEVER COULD BE TRUE

I’VE TRIED, I’VE TRIED MY LITTLE DARLIN

TO PROVE MY LOVE IS JUST FOR YOU

 

HER LETTER MEANT GOODBYE FOREVER

ALTHOUGH WE HAVE EACH OTHER’S HEARTS

OUR LOVE WILL FADE AWAY IN SADNESS

PRECIOUS ONE, WHY DID WE HAVE TO PART

 

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1      1      1      1

1      5      1      1

 

 

LIFE’S RAILWAY TO HEAVEN

 

LIFE IS LIKE A MOUNTAIN RAILWAY

WITH AN ENGINEER THAT’S BRAVE

WE MUST MAKE THIS RUN SUCCESSFUL

FROM THE CRADLE TO THE GRAVE

WATCH THE CURVES THAT FILL THE TUNNEL

NEVER FALTER NEVER FAIL

KEEP YOUR HANDS UPON THE THROTTLE

AND YOUR EYE UPON THE RAIL

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

BLESSED SAVIOR THAT WILL GUIDE US

‘TIL WE REACH THAT BLISSFUL SHORE

WHERE THE ANGELS WAIT TO JOIN US

IN GOD’S GRACE FOR EVERMORE

 

AS YOU ROLL ACROSS THE TRESTLE

SPANNING JORDAN’S SWELLING TIDE

YOU’LL BEHOLD THE UNION DEPOT

INTO WHICH YOUR TRAIN WILL GLIDE

AND YOU MEET THE SUPERINTENDENT

GOD THE FATHER, GOD THE SON

WITH A HEARTY JOYOUS GREETING

WEARY PILGRIM WELCOME HOME

 

VERSE    1      1      1      1

4      4      1      1

1      1      1      1

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1      1      1      1

4      4      1      1

1      1      1      1

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CHORUS    4      4      1      1

1      1      5      5

1      1      4      4

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LIFE’S TOO SHORT

 

HERE TODAY AND GONE TOMORROW, LIFE’S TOO SHORT TO BORROW SORROW

LIFE’S TOO SHORT FOR ME TO WORRY OVER YOU

YOU ARE GONE, YOU ARE MISSIN’, OTHER LIPS YOU ARE KISSIN’

LIFE’S TOO SHORT FOR ME TO WORRY OVER YOU

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

AND I’M LEAVIN’  (AND I’M LEAVIN’)  AND I’M GRIEVIN’  (AND I’M GRIEVIN’)

AND I’M GRIEVIN' »  (AND I’M GRIEVIN’)  CAUSE I’M BLUE

HERE TODAY AND GONE TOMORROW, LIFE’S TOO SHORT TO BORROW SORROW

LIFE’S TOO SHORT FOR ME TO WORRY OVER YOU

 

SOMETIMES I THINK I’M CRAZY WITH THESE BLUE DAYS SO HAZY

CAN’T REALIZE THAT YOU ARE SO UNTRUE

NOW I KNOW THAT YOU DON’T LOVE ME AND BY ALL THE POWERS ABOVE ME

LIFE’S TOO SHORT FOR ME TO WORRY OVER YOU

 

I’M THROUGH WITH YOU FOREVER, FOR THIS TIME WE MUST SEVER

I’M GONNA HAVE ANOTHER HEART SO GOOD AND TRUE

THAT WAS MADE FOR USIN’ NOT FOR ALL THIS ABUSIN’

LIFE’S TOO SHORT FOR ME TO WORRY OVER YOU

 

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1      5      1      1

1      1      4      1

1      5      1      1

 

CHORUS  4      4      1      1

4      4      5      5

1      1      4      1

1      5      1      1

 

 

LISTENING TO THE RAIN

 

I’M LOOKIN’ OUT THE WINDOW AT THE RAIN, THIS NIGHT IS DRIVIN’ ME

CRAZY

IT’S JUST AS COLD OUTSIDE, ALL THE WARMTH IS GONE WITHOUT MY

BABY

AND IN MY MIND SOMETHIN’ STIRS AND MY LIPS START CRYIN’ OUT YOUR

NAME

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

WHILE I’M SITTIN’ HERE WONDERIN’ WHERE YOU ARE AND LISTENIN’ TO THE

RAIN

 

THE BEATING ON THE WINDOW CAN’T COMPARE WITH THE BEATING THAT I’M

TAKING

THE WINDOW’S GONNA HOLD, LOOK AT ME–I’M ALREADY

BREAKING

MEMORIES TOOK, IT HAD MY HEART, AND IT’S GONNA BREAK BENEATH THE

STRAIN

 

MY MIND HAS GOT YOU PICTURED IN THE ARMS AND IN THE HEART OF A

NEW LOVE

I’VE TRIED TO BLOCK IT OUT BUT OH MY MIND CAN SEE HER AND

YOU LOVE

KNOWIN’ THAT IT MIGHT BE TRUE, THAT YOU THINK IS CAUSIN’ ALL THE

PAIN

 

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4      4      4      4

1      1      1      1

4      4      4      4

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5      5      5      5

 

CHORUS 5      5      5      5      5      5

1      1      1      1

 

 

LITTLE CABIN HOME ON THE HILL

 

TONIGHT I’M ALONE WITHOUT YOU MY DEAR

IT SEEMS I LONG FOR YOU EACH DAY

ALL I HAVE TO DO IS SIT ALONE AND CRY

IN OUR LITTLE CABIN HOME ON THE HILL

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

OH, SOMEONE HAS TAKEN YOU FROM ME

AND LEFT ME HERE ALL ALONE

LISTEN TO THE RAIN UPON THE WINDOW PANE

IN OUR LITTLE CABIN HOME ON THE HILL

 

I HOPE YOU ARE HAPPY TONIGHT AS YOU ARE

BUT IN MY HEART THERE’S A-LONGING FOR YOU STILL

I JUST KEEP IT THERE SO I WON’T BE ALONE

IN OUR LITTLE CABIN HOME ON THE HILL

 

NOW WHEN YOU HAVE COME TO THE END OF THE DAY

AND FIND THERE’S NO MORE HAPPINESS FOR YOU

JUST LET YOUR THOUGHTS TURN BACK ONCE MORE IF YOU WILL

TO OUR LITTLE CABIN HOME ON THE HILL

 

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1      1      5      5

1      1      4      1

1      5      1      1

 

CHORUS 4      4      1      1

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1      1      4      1

1      5      1      1

 

 

LITTLE MAGGIE

 

OVER YONDER STANDS LITTLE MAGGIE

WITH HER DRAM GLASS IN HER HAND

DRINKIN’ AWAY HER TROUBLES

LORD, AND FOOLIN’ WITH ANOTHER MAN

 

OH HOW CAN I EVER STAND IT

JUST TO SEE THOSE TWO BLUE EYES

SHINING LIKE TWO DIAMONDS

LIKE TWO DIAMONDS IN THE SKY

 

MARCH ME AWAY TO THE STATION

WITH MY SUITCASE IN MY HAND

I’M GOING AWAY FOR TO LEAVE YOU

I’M BOUND FOR SOME DISTANT LAND

 

AT LAST SHE WAS ONLY FLIRTING

SHE WAS ONLY PLAYING HER PART

AND IT’S JUST LIKE A MAN TO FOLLOW

AND BE LEFT WITH A BROKEN HEART

 

GO AWAY, GO AWAY LITTLE MAGGIE

AND DO THE BEST YOU CAN

BUT NEVER GIVE YOUR AFFECTIONS

TO ANOTHER GAMBLING MAN

 

SOMETIMES I HAVE A NICKEL

AND SOMETIMES I HAVE A DIME

AND SOMETIMES I HAVE TEN DOLLARS

TO PAY LITTLE MAGGIE’S FINE

 

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1      1      b7     b7

1      5      1      1

 

 

LONELY DAYS                     Tim O’Brien

 

BENDING BLADES,TALL GRASS BLOWIN’ IN THE

BREEZE–SHININ’ IN SUN

LONELY DAYS, I KEEP GOIN’ TO THE

PLACE WE WENT WHEN WE WERE YOUNG

 

ALL I SAW WERE FLOWERS GROWIN’ ALL I

HEARD  WERE THREE WORDS THAT YOU SPOKE

A BLINDED HEART NEVER KNOWIN’ THAT THE

DREAM WOULD DIE WHEN I AWOKE

 

CHORUS 1:

 

IN THOSE DAYS OUR LIVES WERE SIMPLE

I WAS YOURS AND YOU WERE MINE

BUT I WAS WRONG TO TRY AND HOLD TOO

TIGHT AND TIE YOU TO MY SIDE  (verse 1)

 

CHORUS 2:

 

IN MY HEART I LONG FOR THOSE DAYS

THOUGH YOUR LOVE HAS PASSED ME BY

AND THOUGH THE HARD TIMES BEAT DOWN ON ME

STILL I HOLD YOUR DREAM UP HIGH  (verse 1)

 

VERSE  1      1      4      4

5      5      1      5

1      1      4      4

5      5      1      1

 

CHORUS 6m     1       4-1    5-1

6m     1      4-1    5

6m     1      4-1    5-1

4      4      5      5

 

INTRO / V1 / V2 / C1 / V1 / SOLO (V) / C2 / V1 / SOLO (C) / V1

 

 

LONESOME HOMESICK BLUES

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

I’VE GOT THE LONESOME OLD HOMESICK BLUES

I’VE GOT ‘EM BAD BABE DOWN IN MY SHOES

I LEFT SOMEONE THERE THAT I MIGHT LOSE

THAT’S WHY I’VE GOT THESE OLD HOMESICK BLUES

 

IT MAKES ME HOMESICK TO HEAR YOUR NAME

TILL I’M HOLDIN’ YOU DEAR IN MY ARMS AGAIN

I’M GONNA ARRIVE THERE OLD LONESOME TRAIN

TO THE ONE I LEFT BACK IN MESA SPRINGS

 

I’VE BEEN AWAY FOR A LONG LONG TIME

NOW I’M RIDIN’ DOWN THIS OLD RAILROAD LINE

TO THE ONE I LEFT AND I HOPE I’LL FIND

TO EASE THIS LONESOME BLUE HEART OF MINE

 

YOU TOLD ME ONCE DEAR YOU LOVED ME SO

AND IT’S ALL RIGHT NOW EVERYWHERE I GO

I’LL SOON BE KNOWING IF THIS IS SO

OR HAS YOUR LOVE FOR ME GONE COLD

 

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LONESOME OLD HOME                            Ed Hamilton

 

LAST NIGHT I LAY DOWN, EVERYTHING WAS SO FINE

HAD MAMA AND DAD, SO MUCH ON MY MIND

THINKIN’ OF HOME AND THE ONES I LOVE SO

EVERYTHING WAS SO GREAT AROUND THE OLD HOME

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

THEN I WOKE UP, I WAS A-DREAMIN’

NO MOTHER NO DAD, NO CHILDREN A-PLAYIN’

EVERYTHING WAS SO QUIET, EVERYBODY WAS GONE

THERE WAS NOTHIN’ LEFT BUT A LONESOME OLD HOME

 

THEN I GOT UP, THE SUN WAS SO BRIGHT

I LOOKED ALL AROUND BUT SOMETHING’S NOT RIGHT

I WALKED OUT THE DOOR AND THERE ON A HILL

STOOD TWO LONESOME GRAVES, LORD IT GAVE ME A CHILL

 

AS I STOOD THERE EVERYTHING WAS SO STILL

AS I STARTED TO LEAVE THOSE LONESOME OLD HILLS

LEAVIN’ BEHIND WHERE I USED TO ROAM

MAMA AND DAD AND A LONESOME OLD HOME

 

(3/4)

 

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5   5   5   5   1   1   1   1

1   1   1   1   5   5   5   5

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LONESOME ROAD BLUES

 

I’M GOIN’ DOWN THIS LONG LONESOME ROAD

I’M GOIN’ DOWN THIS LONG LONESOME ROAD

I’M GOIN’ DOWN THIS LONG LONESOME ROAD, LORD, LORD

AND I AIN’T GONNA BE TREATED THIS WAY

 

I’M GOIN’ DOWN THIS ROAD FEELING BAD (x3)

AND I AIN’T GONNA BE TREATED THIS WAY

 

TWO-DOLLAR SHOES ON MY FEET…

 

TEN DOLLAR SHOES FIT ME FINE…

 

I’M WAY DOWN IN JAIL ON MY KNEES…

 

THEY FEED ME ON CORNBREAD AND BEANS…

 

I’M GOIN’ WHERE THE CLIMATE SUITS MY CLOTHES…

 

I’M GOIN’ WHERE THE WATER TASTES LIKE WINE…

 

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4      4      1      1

4      4      1      1

5      5      1      1

 

 

LONG GONE

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

LONG GONE IS HOW I’M LEAVIN’

LONG GONE, WHY DO YOU CRY

THIS IS WHAT YOU WANTED BABY

SO I’M GONE, LONG GONE

 

I HAVE TRIED TO MAKE YOU HAPPY

STILL YOU SAY I’VE DONE YOU WRONG

THIS IS IT, WE’RE THROUGH FOREVER

SO I’M GONE, LONG GONE

 

PLEASE DON’T TRY TO OVERTAKE ME

WHAT I RIDE WILL BE TOO FAST

THIS IT, WE’RE THROUGH FOREVER

I’M GONE AND FREE AT LAST

 

PLEASE DON’T SHED NO TEARS AT PARTING

FOR YOUR TEARS WILL NOT ATONE

AFTER ALL THE PAIN YOU CAUSED ME

I’M GONE, LONG GONE

 

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4      4      1      1

1      1      1      1

5      5      1      1

 

 

THE LONGER YOU WAIT

 

THE LONGER YOU WAIT TO LEAVE ME

THE LONGER I’LL HURT WHEN YOU’RE GONE

AND THE LONGER IT TAKES YOU TO BREAK MY HEART

THE LONGER THE PAIN LINGERS ON

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

HOW LONG WILL YOU PROLONG MY MISERY

WISH I COULD LEAVE ON MY OWN

BUT THE LONGER YOU WAIT TO LEAVE ME

THE LONGER I’LL HURT WHEN YOU’RE GONE

 

WE BOTH KNOW YOU NEVER LOVED ME

I LIED TO MYSELF FROM THE START

AND THE THOUGHT THAT SOME DAY YOU’LL LEAVE ME

AND THE KNOWING TEARS ME APART

 

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5      5      1      1

1      1      2m     2m

5      5      1      1

CHORUS 4      5      1      1

5      5      1      1

1      1      2m     2m

5      5      1      1

 

 

LOST AND I’LL NEVER FIND THE WAY

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

LONESOME, LONESOME

PINING AWAY

NOW YOU SAY IT’S BEST WE PART EVEN THOUGH IT BREAKS MY HEART

I’M LOST AND I’LL NEVER FIND THE WAY

 

SINCE YOU SAID WE MUST PART, DARLIN’ YOU BROKE MY HEART

I’M DRIFTIN’ LIKE A SHIP LOST AT SEA

IN A WORLD OF DESPAIR, IT IS SO LONESOME THERE

WHY DON’T YOU COME BACK TO ME

 

YOU SAID YOU’D BE TRUE, NO ONE ELSE WOULD EVER DO

I BELIEVED IN YOU WITH ALL MY HEART AND SOUL

BUT YOU BROKE EVERY VOW AND IT’S ALL OVER NOW

I’M LEFT IN THIS WORLD ALL ALONE

 

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1      1      5      5

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LOST HIGHWAY

 

I’M A ROLLING STONE ALL ALONE AND LOST

FOR A LIFE OF SIN I’VE PAID THE COST

WHEN I PASS BY ALL THE PEOPLE SAY

THERE GOES ANOTHER GUY DOWN THAT LOST HIGHWAY

 

I WAS JUST A LAD, NEARLY TWENTY-TWO

NEITHER GOOD NOR BAD, JUST A KID LIKE YOU

BUT NOW I’M LOST, TOO LATE TO PRAY

LORD, I PAID THE COST ON THAT LOST HIGHWAY

 

JUST A DECK OF CARDS AND A JUG OF WINE

AND A WOMAN’S LIES MAKES A LIFE LIKE MINE

OH THE DAY WE MET, I WENT ASTRAY

I STARTED DOWN THAT LOST HIGHWAY

 

NOW BOYS DON’T START YOUR RAMBLIN’ ROUND

ON THIS ROAD OF SIN OR YOU’RE SORROW BOUND

TAKE MY ADVICE OR YOU’LL CURSE THE DAY

YOU STARTED ROLLIN’ DOWN THAT LOST HIGHWAY

 

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1      1      5      5

4      4      1      1

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LOST RIVER               Michael Martin Murphey

 

THERE’S A LOST RIVER THAT FLOWS IN A VALLEY WHERE NO ONE GOES

WHERE THE WILD WATERS RUSH FROM THOSE DEEP IN THE HUSH

THOUGH I’M FAR FROM THERE NOW, LORD I’LL BE BACK SOMEHOW

TO WHERE THE LOST RIVER WINDS IN THE SHADOW OF THE PINES

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

OH LOST RIVER NOW I’M COMIN’ BACK

TO THE POT-BELLIED STOVE, WHERE THE FIREWOOD’S ALL STACKED

MY SWEET FLEUR DE LIS COME ALONG AND GO WITH ME

WHERE THE LOST RIVER WINDS IN THE SHADOW OF THE PINES

 

NOW EVERYBODY KNOWS WHERE THAT LOST RIVER FLOWS

IT’S SOME PLACE HE’S LOST BEHIND BRIDGES THAT HE’S CROSSED

WELL HE’D LIKE TO RETURN BUT THE BRIDGES ARE ALL BURNED

AND HE’S MUCH TOO FAR DOWN TO RETURN TO HIGHER GROUND

 

OH LOST RIVER FAR OVER THE RIDGE

NOW IS IT TOO LATE FOR ME TO BUILD ME A NEW BRIDGE

TO THE BRIGHT GOLDEN TIME WHEN HER LOVE WAS STILL MINE

AND THE WORLD WAS STILL WILD LIKE THE HEART OF A CHILD

 

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LOVE AND WEALTH

 

DARLIN’ I’M ALONE IN A LITTLE MOUNTAIN HOME

IT’S LONELY, COLD, AND LOVELESS NOW INSIDE

FOR YOUR CHILDISH VOWS OF LOVE LASTED ONLY ONE SHORT YEAR

THEN YOU WENT AWAY TO BE ANOTHER’S BRIDE

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

YOU WILL NEVER KNOW THE PAIN

THAT I FELT THE DAY YOU LEFT

SHOULD YOU EVER WED AGAIN

LET ME WISH YOU LOVE AND WEALTH

 

NOW THAT SAME OLD WHIPPOORWILL BREAKS THE SILENCE ON THE HILL

AS I STAND AND GAZE UPON THAT FADED WALL

WELL YOUR PICTURE USED TO HANG IN A LITTLE GOLDEN FRAME

AND THE IMAGE OF YOUR SMILE I STILL RECALL

 

VERSE  1      1      4      1

1      1      5      5

1      1      4      1

1      2-5    1      1

 

CHORUS 1      4      1      1

1      5      1      1

4      4      1      1

5      5      1      1

 

LOVE, COME HOME

 

AS YOU READ THIS LETTER THAT I WRITE TO YOU

SWEETHEART I HOPE YOU’LL UNDERSTAND

THAT YOU’RE THE ONLY LOVE I KNEW

PLEASE FORGIVE ME IF YOU CAN

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

SWEETHEART, I BEG YOU TO COME HOME TONIGHT

I’M SO BLUE AND ALL ALONE

I PROMISE THAT I’LL TREAT YOU RIGHT

LOVE, OH LOVE, OH PLEASE COME HOME

 

THAT OLD WIND IS COLD AND SLOWLY CREEPING AROUND

AND THE FIRE IS BURNING LOW

THE SNOW HAS COVERED UP THE GROUND

YOUR BABY’S HUNGRY, SICK, AND COLD

 

1      1      1      b7

4      4      1      1

4      4      1      1

1      5      1      1

 

 

LOW-DOWN DIRTY DOG

 

THE TEARS ARE IN MY

EYES, YOU KNOW THE REASON WHY–YOU LEFT ME IN A

FOG, YOU LOW-DOWN DIRTY DOG

 

I CAN’T FORGET THE

YEARS, I CAN’T FORGET THE TEARS–YOU DROPPED ME LIKE A

LOG, YOU LOW-DOWN DIRTY DOG

 

YOU’RE RUNNIN’ ROUND I

SEE, YOU BLAME IT ALL ON ME–I’M NOT THE ONE TO

FLOG, YOU LOW-DOWN DIRTY DOG

 

I KNOW YOU’RE RUNNIN’

ROUND, I CANNOT HOLD YOU DOWN–YOU STIFFED ME LIKE A

FROG, YOU LOW-DOWN DIRTY DOG

 

YOU TREAT ME LIKE A

SWINE, YOU THINK THAT I DON’T MIND–YOU STUCK ME LIKE A

HOG, YOU LOWDOWN DIRTY DOG

 

VERSE   4      4      1      1

5      5      1      1

 

SOLO 1      1      1      1

5      5      1      1   (repeat)

 

 

MAMA DON’T ALLOW

 

MAMA DON’T ALLOW NO BLUEGRASS PICKIN’ ROUND HERE

MAMA DON’T ALLOW NO BLUEGRASS PICKIN’ ROUND HERE

I DON’T CARE WHAT MAMA DON’T ALLOW, GONNA PLAY MY BLUEGRASS ANYHOW

MAMA DON’T ALLOW NO BLUEGRASS PICKIN’ ROUND HERE

 

FOR ADDITIONAL VERSES SUBSTITUTE  « BLUEGRASS »

WITH GUITAR, MANDOLIN, BANJO, FIDDLE, BASS, NOSE,  ETC.

 

1      1      1      1

1      1      5      5

1      1      4      4

1      5      1      1

 

 

MAMA’S OPERY

 

SHE GREW UP PLAIN AND SIMPLE IN A FARMING TOWN

HER DADDY PLAYED THE FIDDLE AND USED TO DO THE CALLING

WHEN THEY HAD HOEDOWNS

SHE SAID THE NEIGHBORS WOULD COME AND THEY’D MOVE ALL OF

MY GRANDMA’S FURNITURE AROUND

THERE’D BE TWENTY OR MORE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FLOOR

DANCIN’ TO A COUNTRY SONG

THE CARTERS AND JIMMY RODGERS PLAYED OUR FAVORITE SONGS

ON SATURDAY NIGHT THERE WAS A RADIO SHOW AND SHE WOULD SING ALONG

I’LL NEVER FORGET HER FACE WHEN SHE REVEALED TO ME

THAT SHE DREAMED ABOUT SINGIN’ AT THE GRAND OLD OPERY

 

HER EYES OH HOW THEY SPARKLED WHEN SHE SANG THOSE SONGS

WHILE SHE WAS HANGIN’ THE CLOTHES ON THE LINE I WAS A KID

JUST A-HUMMIN ALONG

I’D BE PLAYIN’ IN THE GRASS AND TO HER IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN OBLIVIOUSLY

BUT THERE AIN’T NO DOUBT ABOUT IT, SHE SURE MADE HER MARK ON ME

AND WE’D PLAY OLD GOSPEL RECORDS ON THE PHONOGRAPH

SHE’D TURN ‘EM UP LOUD AND WE’D SING ALONG, THOSE DAYS ARE PAST

JUST NOW THAT I AM OLDER IT OCCURRED TO ME

I WAS SINGIN’ IN THE GRANDEST OPERY

 

AND WE’D SING « SWEET ROSE OF SHARON, ABIDE WITH ME »

TILL I’D RIDE THE GOSPEL SHIP TO HEAVEN’S JUBILEE

AND ON THE GREAT TRIUMPHANT MORNING MY SOUL WILL BE FREE

MY BURDENS WILL BE LIFTED, MY SAVIOR’S FACE I’LL SEE

SO I DON’T WANT TO GET ADJUSTED TO THIS WORLD BELOW

I KNOW HE’LL PARDON ME WHEN IT COMES TIME TO GO

OH, NOTHING ON THIS EARTH IS HALF AS DEAR TO ME

AS THE SOUND OF MY MAMA’S OPERY

 

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5      5      1      1

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5      5      1      1

2      2      4      4

5      5      1      1

 

 

MAN IN THE MIDDLE

 

CHORUS:

 

THREE MEN ON A MOUNTAIN UP ON CALVARY

AND THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE WAS JESUS, HE DIED FOR YOU AND ME   (repeat)

 

WELL THE MAN ON THE LEFT WAS A SINNER MAN

TIED TO THE CROSS HE BLED

HE COULD HAVE BEEN FORGIVEN BUT HE MOCKED THE LORD INSTEAD  (chorus)

 

YOU SAY YOU ARE THE SON OF GOD

THEY NAILED YOU TO THAT TREE

COME DOWN, COME DOWN AND SAVE US IF GOD YOUR FATHER BE  (chorus)

 

WELL THE MAN ON THE RIGHT WAS A SINNER TOO

HE WAS SORRY FOR HIS SINS

HE BEGGED THE LORD’S FORGIVENESS AND JESUS SAID TO HIM

 

« FEAR NOT FEAR NOT THIS IS THE PLAN

BEFORE THIS DAY IS THROUGH

YOU’LL BE WITH ME IN PARADISE ON HEAVEN’S GOLDEN SHORE »  (chorus)

 

CHORUS 1      1      1      1

4      1      5      1      1

 

VERSE 1      1(2 beats) b7     b7

1      1

4      1      5      1      1

 

 

MAN OF CONSTANT SORROW

 

I AM A MAN OF CONSTANT SORROW

I’VE SEEN TROUBLE ALL MY DAYS

I BID FAREWELL TO OLD KENTUCKY

THE STATE WHERE I WAS BORN AND RAISED

 

FOR SIX LONG YEARS I’VE BEEN IN TROUBLE

NO PLEASURE HERE ON EARTH I FIND

FOR IN THIS WORLD I’M BOUND TO RAMBLE

I HAVE NO FRIENDS TO HELP ME NOW

 

IT’S FARE-THEE-WELL MY OWN TRUE LOVER

I NEVER EXPECT TO SEE YOU AGAIN

FOR I’M BOUND TO RIDE THAT NORTHERN RAILROAD

PERHAPS I’LL DIE UPON THAT TRAIN

 

YOU CAN BURY ME IN SOME DEEP VALLEY

FOR MANY YEARS WHERE I MAY LAY

THEN YOU MAY LEARN TO LOVE ANOTHER

WHILE I’M SLEEPING IN MY GRAVE

 

IT’S FARE-YOU-WELL MY NATIVE COUNTRY

AND THE PLACES I HAVE LOVED SO WELL

FOR I HAVE SEEN ALL KINDS OF TROUBLE

IN THIS CRUEL WORLD NO TONGUE CAN TELL

 

MAYBE YOUR FRIENDS THINK I’M A STRANGER

MY FACE YOU’LL NEVER SEE NO MORE

BUT THERE’S ONE PROMISE THAT IS GIVEN

I’LL MEET YOU ON GOD’S GOLDEN SHORE

(REPEAT VERSE 1)

 

1      1      1      1      4      4

5      5      1      1

1      1      1      1      4      4

5      5      1      1

 

 

MANSION ON THE HILL

 

TONIGHT DOWN HERE IN THE VALLEY

I’M LONESOME AND OH HOW I FEEL

AS I SIT HERE ALONE IN MY CABIN

I CAN SEE YOUR MANSION ON THE HILL

 

DO YOU RECALL WHEN WE PARTED

THE STORY TO ME YOU REVEALED

YOU SAID YOU COULD LIVE WITHOUT LOVE, DEAR

IN YOUR LOVELESS MANSION ON THE HILL

 

I’VE WAITED ALL THROUGH THE YEARS, LOVE

TO GIVE YOU A HEART TRUE AND REAL

‘CAUSE I KNOW YOU’RE LIVING IN SORROW

IN YOUR LOVELESS MANSION ON THE HILL

 

THE LIGHT SHINES BRIGHT FROM YOUR WINDOW

THE TREES STAND SO SILENT AND STILL

I KNOW YOU’RE ALONE WITH YOUR PRIDE DEAR

IN YOUR LOVELESS MANSION ON THE HILL

 

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1      4      1      1

1      1      4      4

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MIDNIGHT FLYER

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

OOOOOOO . . . MIDNIGHT FLYER

ENGINEER WON’T YOU LET YOUR WHISTLE BLOW

OOOOOOO . . . MIDNIGHT FLYER

I PAID MY DUES AND I FEEL LIKE TRAVELIN’ ON

 

 

A RUNAWAY TEAM OF HORSES AIN’T ENOUGH TO MAKE ME STAY

SO THROW YOUR ROPE ON ANOTHER MAN AND PULL HIM DOWN YOUR WAY

MAKE HIM INTO SOMEONE TO TAKE THE PLACE OF ME

MAKE HIM EVERY KIND OF FOOL YOU WANTED ME TO BE

 

MAYBE I’LL STOP IN SANTA FE, MAYBE IN SAN ANTONE

ANY TOWN IS WHERE I’M BOUND,ANY WAY TO GET ME GONE

DON’T YOU THINK ABOUT ME, NEVER LET ME CROSS YOUR MIND

EXCEPT WHEN YOU HEAR THAT MIDNIGHT LONESOME WHISTLE WHINE

 

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4      4      1      1

4      4      4      4      1      6m

4      5      1      1

 

CHORUS     1      4      1      1

4      4      4      5

1      4      1      6m

2m     2m     5      1      1

 

 

MIDNIGHT MOONLIGHT                 Peter Rowan

 

IF YOU EVER FEEL LONESOME AND YOU’RE DOWN IN SAN ANTONE

BEG STEAL OR BORROW TWO NICKELS OR A DIME TO CALL ME ON THE PHONE

I’LL MEET YOU AT ALAMO MISSION — WE CAN SAY OUR PRAYERS

THE HOLY GHOST AND THE VIRGIN MOTHER WILL HEAL US AS WE KNEEL THERE

 

CHORUS:

 

IN THE MOONLIGHT, IN THE MIDNIGHT

IN THE MOONLIGHT MIDNIGHT MOONLIGHT

IN THE MOONLIGHT, IN THE MIDNIGHT

IN THE MOONLIGHT MIDNIGHT MOONLIGHT  (intro)

 

IF YOU EVER FEEL SORROW FOR THE DEEDS YOU HAVE DONE

WITH NO HOPE FOR TOMORROW IN THE SETTING OF THE SUN

AND THE OCEAN IS HOWLING WITH THE THINGS THAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN

AND THE LAST GOOD MORNING SUNRISE WILL BE THE

BRIGHTEST YOU EVER SEEN   (chorus, intro, & solo)

 

INTRO 1… (8 measures)

 

VERSE 1      1      1      1

5      5      5      5

2m     2m     5      5

4      4      b7     b7

1      1      1      1

5      5      5      5

2m     2m     5      5

6m     5      4      4

 

CHORUS b7     4      b7     4

b7     4      1      1

b7     4      b7     4

b7     4      1      1

 

SOLO b3     b3     b3     b3

1      1      1      1  (repeat)

 

(INT/V1/C/V2/C/SOLO/INT/V1/C/C/INT)

 

 

MIDNIGHT ON THE HIGHWAY            Tim O’Brien

 

MIDNIGHT ON THE HIGHWAY

AND THE STARS ARE ALL AGLOW

AND IT SEEMS I’M ALWAYS DRIVING

AND I MISS MY DARLING SO

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

MIDNIGHT ON THE HIGHWAY

BIG BRIGHT MOON ABOVE

IT LIGHTS THE WHITE LINES FOR ME

ALL THE WAY HOME TO MY LOVE

 

CAN’T YOU HEAR THE WHEELS A-HUMMIN’

AS WE ROLL ON THROUGH THE NIGHT

MY DESIRE IS TO HOLD YOU

AND I’LL BE HOME BEFORE DAYLIGHT

 

NOW THE SHADOWS PICK THEIR PLACES

AS THE TOWN COMES INTO VIEW

THREE MORE MILES, MY JOURNEY’S OVER

AND AGAIN I’LL BE WITH YOU

 

VERSE  1      1      1      1

1      1      1      1

4      4      1      1

5      5      1      1

 

CHORUS 6m     6m     1      1

6m     6m     5      5

4      4      1      1

1      5      1      1

 

 

MIDNIGHT RIDER

 

I GOTTA RUN TO KEEP IN HIDIN’

AND I’M BOUND TO GO ON RIDIN’

I GOT ONE MORE SILVER DOLLAR

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

AND I AIN’T GONNA LET ‘EM CATCH ME, LORD

I AIN’T GONNA LET ‘EM CATCH THE MIDNIGHT RIDER

 

I DON’T OWN THE CLOTHES I’M WEARIN’

SOME OLD BED I’LL SOON BE SHARIN’

I GOT ONE MORE SILVER DOLLAR

 

I’VE GONE PAST THE POINT OF CARIN’

AND ROAD GOES ON FOREVER

I GOT ONE MORE SILVER DOLLAR

 

VERSE 1      1      1      1

1      1      1      1

1      1      1      1

 

CHORUS    b3     b3     4      4

1      1      1      1

 

 

MISERY RIVER

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

OH, MISERY RIVER

WON’T YOU TAKE ME ALONG

OH, MISERY RIVER

CARRY ME BACK HOME WHERE I BELONG

 

WELL, I WAS A FOOL TO HAVE LET THAT GIRL

LEAD ME SO FAR FROM MY HOME

SHE STOLE ALL THE LOVE IN MY HEART

AND ALL SHE LEFT ME WAS A BONE

SO MISERY RIVER I’VE COME BACK TO YOU

ITS STRANGER, MY ONLY FRIEND

TONIGHT SHE’LL BE DRIFTIN’ DOWN TO DIXIE

SO PLEASE TAKE ME BACK HOME AGAIN

 

SHE LEFT ME IN A LAND FULL OF STRANGERS

WHO DON’T CARE IF I LIVE OR DIE

AND EVEN THE MAN IN THE MOON DON’T SMILE

JUST DID IN THAT OLD SOUTHERN SKY

SO MISERY RIVER HAVE A LITTLE MERCY

MY HEART HAS BEEN BROKEN AND TORN

LET ME WASH MY WOUNDS IN YOUR WATERS

TAKE ME BACK TO THE LAND WHERE I WAS BORN

 

CHORUS 4      4      1      1

4      4      1      1

4      4      1      6m

4      5      1      1

 

VERSE 5      5      1      1

4      1      5      5

5      5      1      1

2      2      5      5

4      4      1      1

4      4      1      1

4      4      1      1

4      5      1      1

 

 

MR. ENGINEER                     Jimmy Martin & Paul Williams

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

ENGINEER REACH UP AND PULL THE WHISTLE

LET ME HEAR THAT LONESOME SOUND

FOR IT BLENDS WITH THE FEELIN’ THAT’S IN ME

THE ONE I LOVE HAS TURNED ME DOWN

 

THERE’S SIXTEEN CARS BEHIND EACH ENGINE

I’LL RIDE THE LAST ONE TO THE END OF THE LINE

I DON’T KNOW WHERE I’VE GONE

OR WHERE I’LL WIND UP

JUST ANY PLACE TO EASE MY WORRIED MIND

 

I’M GONNA CATCH ME A FREIGHT TRAIN

LORD I’M LEAVIN’ THIS LONESOME TOWN

THE ONE I LOVED AND GAVE MY HEART TO

FOR SOMEONE ELSE SHE’S TURNED ME DOWN

 

(3/4)

 

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4      5      1      1

4      5      1      1

4      5      1      1

 

 

MOLLY AND TENBROOKS                    Bill Monroe

 

RUN OH MOLLY RUN, RUN OH MOLLY RUN

TENBROOKS GONNA’ BEAT YOU TO THE BRIGHT AND SHININ’ SUN

BRIGHT AND SHININ’ SUN OH LORDY, BRIGHT AND SHININ’ SUN

 

TENBROOKS WAS A BIG BAY HORSE, RODE THAT SHAGGY MANE

RUN ALL ROUND MEMPHIS AND HE BEAT THE MEMPHIS TRAIN

BEAT THE MEMPHIS TRAIN OH LORDY, BEAT THE MEMPHIS TRAIN

 

TENBROOKS SAID TO MOLLY WHAT MAKES YOUR HEAD SO RED

RUNNIN’ IN THE HOT SUN WITH FEVER IN YOUR HEAD

FEVER IN YOUR HEAD OH LORDY, FEVER IN YOU HEAD

 

MOLLY SAID TO TENBROOKS « YOU’RE LOOKIN’ MIGHTY SQUIR’L »

TENBROOKS SAID TO MOLLY « I’M LEAVIN’ THIS OLD WORLD »

LEAVIN’ THIS OLD WORLD LORDY, LEAVIN’ THIS OLD WORLD

 

WOMEN’S ALL A-LAUGHIN’, CHILDREN ALL A-CRYIN’

MEN ALL A-HOLLERIN’, OLD TENBROOKS IS A-FLYIN’

OLD TENBROOKS IS A-FLYIN’ LORDY, TENBROOKS IS A-FLYIN’

 

OUT IN CALIFORNIA MOLLY DONE AS SHE PLEASED

BACK TO OLD KENTUCKY, GOT BEAT WILL ALL EASE

BEAT WILL ALL EASE OH LORDY, BEAT WITH ALL EASE

 

GO AND CATCH OLD TENBROOKS AND HITCH HIM IN THE SHADE

WE’RE GONNA BURY OLD MOLLY IN A COFFIN READY-MADE

COFFIN READY-MADE OH LORDY, COFFIN’ READY-MADE

 

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MONEY TO BURN

 

WELL THERE’S NOTHIN’ TO SOME LADIES LIKE MONEY IN YOUR HAND

LOVE IS SOME POETIC THING TO SEE

LET THE LADIES HAVE YOUR MONEY AND LET THE DEVIL TAKE HIS TURN

WHEN I HAVE MONEY TO BURN

WHEN I HAVE MONEY TO BURN

 

WELL, NOW IF I HAD A NICKEL FOR EVERY BROKEN PROMISE

THAT I HAVE MADE IN MY LIFE

TIME AFTER TIME I NEVER SEEM TO LEARN

I WOULD HAVE MONEY TO BURN

I WOULD HAVE MONEY TO BURN

 

LIES AND BROKEN PROMISES FLOW GENTLY FROM THE TONGUE

AND I WISH I HAD A NICKEL FOR EVERY ONE

SIGN YOURS, MOIST, AND SEAL IT, SEND TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN

I WOULD HAVE MONEY TO BURN

I WOULD HAVE MONEY TO BURN

 

WELL IF I HAD A NICKEL FOR EVERY PRECIOUS MOMENT

THAT  I  HAD SPENT LIKE WATER DAY BY DAY

LIKE SOME MEN MADE OF MUD THERE’S A FAR ROAD THAT I TURN

I WOULD HAVE MONEY TO BURN

I WOULD HAVE MONEY TO BURN

 

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1      1      1      4

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1      5      1      1

 

 

A MOTH TO A FLAME                  Peter Rowan

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

LIKE A MOTH TO A FLAME I’M GOING TO GET BURNED

YOU’LL TEACH ME A LESSON I NEVER COULD LEARN

LIKE A MOTH TO A FLAME THE TABLES HAVE TURNED

BUT YOU EASE MY PAIN LIKE A MOTH TO A FLAME

 

IT’S JUST A HEARTBEAT SHY OF THREE A.M., COLD RAIN FALLIN’ DOWN

THERE’LL BE NO SUNRISE TODAY IN THIS LITTLE COUNTRY TOWN

AS I STAND OUTSIDE YOUR WINDOW I SEE YOUR SHADOW ON THE SHADE

OH, IT HELPS ME TO REMEMBER ALL THE PROMISES WE MADE

 

I’M AFRAID TO LOOK INTO YOUR EYES THAT SHINE LIKE MIDNIGHT STARS

AFRAID OF WHAT I MIGHT FIND THERE, THAT OUR LOVE HAS GONE TOO FAR

THERE’S A LIGHT ON IN YOUR WINDOW, I KNOW IT’S WARM INSIDE

WHEN YOU PRESS YOUR LIPS TO MINE DEAR I’LL FORGET ALL THE TEARS I’VE CRIED

 

CHORUS    4      4      1      1

5      27     5      1

4      4      1      1

5      5      1      1

 

VERSE 1      4      1      1

1      2      5      5

1      3      4      4

1      5      1      1

 

 

THE MOUNDSVILLE PEN

 

OH A DOUBLE BARRELED SHOTGUN IS A MIGHTY FINE THING

THAT’S WHY I’M WEARING THIS BALL AND CHAIN

I SHOT JOE TAYLOR, AND THAT’S AN AWFUL SIN

NOW I’M DOIN’ TIME IN THE MOUNDSVILLE PEN

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

WELL THE MOUNDSVILLE PEN’S GONNA BE MY HOME

GOT A LIFETIME JOB BREAKIN’ UP STONE

THE OLD JUDGE LOOKED DOWN AND SAID WITH A GRIN

YOU’LL SPEND YOUR LIFE IN THE MOUNDSVILLE PEN

 

WELL I THOUGHT I WAS LUCKY WHEN HE SPARED MY LIFE

BUT I FIND OUT DIFFERENT EACH LONELY NIGHT

CAN’T FACE THE FUTURE UNDER LOCK AND KEY

I’D RATHER HANG, NEVER TO BE FREE

 

WELL YOU KNOW I’M REALLY SORRY FOR THE WRONG I’VE DONE

CAN’T CHANGE THE PAST, LORD LORD, AND I SURE CAN’T RUN

CAN’T HOLD THE CHILDREN, I CAN’T KISS MY WIFE

I’VE BROKEN THE LAW AND I’M HERE FOR LIFE

 

VERSE  1      1-4    1      1

1      1      5      5

1      1-4    1      1

1      5      1      1

 

CHORUS 4      4      1      1

1      1      5      5

1      1      4      4

1      5      1      1

 

 

MOUNTAIN DEW

 

DOWN THE ROAD THERE FROM ME IS AN OLD HOLLOW TREE

WHERE YOU LAY DOWN A DOLLAR OR TWO

YOU GO ROUND THE BEND AND YOU COME BACK AGAIN

THERE’S A JUG OF THAT GOOD OLD MOUNTAIN DEW

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

OH THEY CALL IT THAT GOOD OLD MOUNTAIN DEW

AND THEM THAT REFUSE IT ARE FEW

NOW HUSH UP YOUR MUG AND I’LL FILL UP YOUR JUG

WITH THAT GOOD OLD MOUNTAIN DEW

 

THE PREACHER RODE BY WITH HIS HEAD HOISTED HIGH

SAID HIS WIFE HAD COME DOWN WITH THE FLU

HE THOUGHT THAT I OUGHT TO SELL HIM A QUART

OF THAT GOOD OLD MOUNTAIN DEW

 

WELL MY UNCLE MORT HE IS SAWED-OFF AND SHORT

HE MEASURES ABOUT FOUR-FOOT-TWO

BUT HE FEELS LIKE A GIANT WHEN YOU GIVE HIM A PINT

OF THAT GOOD OLD MOUNTAIN DEW

 

1      1      1      1

4      4      1      1

1      1      1      1

1      5      1      1

 

 

MY BABY CAME BACK           Charlie and Ira Louvin

 

CHORUS 1:

 

MY BABY GOT TIRED OF A NEW LOVE

MY BABY CAME BACK TO A TRUE LOVE

AND NOW MY HEART IS BEATING WITH EASE

MY LOVE, MY KISS, IS ABLE TO PLEASE

 

4-1    5      5      5

1-5    1      4      1

5      5      5      1

5      5      5      1      1

 

CHORUS 2:

 

MY BABY IS LOVING ME BETTER

MY BABY IS SWEETER THAN EVER

NO MORE SLEEPLESS NIGHTS ALONE AND SO BLACK

MY SWEETHEART, MY BABY CAME BACK

 

4-1    5      5      5

1-5    1      4      1

5      5      5      1

5      5      1      1

 

SOME LOSE AT LOVE AND THEY NEVER LOVE AGAIN

I’M TASTING LOVE THAT I THOUGHT I’D NEVER WIN

I THOUGHT MY LOVE WOULD TAKE THE WRONG TRACK

I’M GLAD THAT I WAITED, MY BABY CAME BACK  (chorus 2)

 

4      1      5      1

4      1      5      1

5      5      1      1

5      5      5      1      1

 

(SOLO / VERSE / CHORUS 1 & 2)

 

MY SWEETHEART CAME BACK

MY BABY CAME BACK

 

5      5      1      1

5      5      1      1

 

 

MY COMPANION

 

HAVE YOU SEEN MY DEAR COMPANION

FOR HE WAS ALL THIS WORLD TO ME

I HEAR HE’S GONE TO SOME FAR COUNTRY

AND THAT HE CARES NO MORE FOR ME

 

CHORUS 1:

 

I WISH I WERE A SWALLOW FLYING

I’D FLY TO A HIGH AND LONESOME PLACE

I’D JOIN THE WILD BIRDS IN THEIR CRYING

THINKING OF YOU AND YOUR SWEET FACE

 

OH HAVE YOU SEEN MY DEAR COMPANION

FOR HE WAS ALL THIS EARTH TO ME

BUT NOW THE STARS HAVE TURNED AGAINST ME

AND HE CARES NO MORE FOR ME

 

CHORUS 2:

 

OH WHEN THE DARK IS ON THE MOUNTAIN

AND ALL THE WORLD HAS GONE TO SLEEP

I WILL GO DOWN TO COLD DARK WATERS

AND THERE I’LL LAY ME DOWN AND WEEP

 

VERSE  1      1      4      4

1      1      5      5

1      1      4      4

1      5      1      1

 

CHORUS 4      4      1      1

1      1      5      5

1      1      4      4

1      5      1      1

 

 

MY HOME’S ACROSS THE BLUERIDGE MOUNTAINS

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

MY HOME’S ACROSS THE BLUERIDGE MOUNTAINS

MY HOME’S ACROSS THE BLUERIDGE MOUNTAINS

MY HOME’S ACROSS THE BLUERIDGE MOUNTAINS

AND I NEVER EXPECT TO SEE YOU ANYMORE

 

HOW CAN I KEEP FROM CRYIN’ (x3)

FOR I NEVER EXPECT TO SEE YOU ANYMORE

 

I’M GONNA LEAVE HERE MONDAY MORNING  (x3)

OH, I NEVER EXPECT TO SEE YOU ANYMORE

 

GOODBYE MY LITTLE NASHVILLE DARLIN’  (x3)

OH, I NEVER EXPECT TO SEE YOU ANYMORE

 

1      1      1      1

5      5      1      1

1      1      1      1

5      5      1      1

 

 

MY ROSE OF OLD KENTUCKY

 

SHE LIVED NEAR ME IN A LITTLE VILLAGE

IN A CABIN ON A HILL

WE MADE OUR VOWS WE’D LOVE EACH OTHER

AND I KNOW WE ALWAYS WILL

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

SHE’S MY ROSE OF OLD KENTUCKY

I WATCHED HER BLOOM AS THE YEARS ROLL BY

AND TO ME THERE’LL NO OTHER

I’LL LOVE HER TILL THE DAY I DIE

 

OH IN DREAMS I SEE MY DARLING

IN A GINGHAM DRESS SHE LOOKS SO SWEET

OH HOW I LONG FOR OLD KENTUCKY

AND MY DARLING ONCE MORE TO KEEP

 

OH I KNOW YOU OFTEN WONDER

SO I’LL TELL YOU THE REASON WHY

SHE’S MY ROSE OF OLD KENTUCKY

AND I KNOW SHE’LL NEVER LIE

 

VERSE  1      1      4      4

1      1      5      5

1      1      4      4

1      5      1      1

 

CHORUS 4      4      1      1

1      1      5      5

1      1      4      4

1      5      1      1

 

 

MY SWEET BLUE-EYED DARLIN’              Bill Monroe

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

YOU’RE MY SWEET BLUE-EYED DARLIN’

AND MY LOVE BELONGS TO YOU

ALL I ASK (ALL I ASK) OF YOU MY DARLIN’ (YOU MY DARLIN’)

IS LOVE ME GOOD (LOVE ME GOOD) AND BE TRUE

 

THINGS COME AND GO BUT I STILL LOVE YOU

AND I SEE YOUR SMILIN’ FACE

TELL ME, LOVE, THAT YOU NEED ME

AND NO ONE’S GONNA TAKE MY PLACE

 

IN A DAY I’LL NEED AN ANSWER

AND I HOPE THAT YOU WILL SAY

YOU DON’T BELONG TO ANOTHER

AND IN MY ARMS YOU’RE GONNA STAY

 

1      1      1      1

1      1      1      1

4      4      1      1

4      5      1      1

 

 

MY WALKIN’ SHOES DON’T FIT ME

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

MY WALKIN’ SHOES DON’T FIT ME ANYMORE

MY WALKIN’ SHOES DON’T FIT ME ANYMORE

STAY ON YOUR SIDE OF TOWN, HONEY I WON’T BE AROUND

MY WALKIN’ SHOES DON’T FIT ME ANYMORE

 

IT’S A LONG WAY FROM HERE TO OVER YONDER

MY FEET, THEY’RE GETTIN MIGHTY SORE

I AIN’T COMIN’ BACK, YOU MADE YOUR MIND TO WANDER

MY WALKIN’ SHOES DON’T FIT ME ANYMORE

 

I’LL BE A LONG TIME GONE FROM YOU MY BABY

YOU’LL NEVER HEAR ME KNOCK UPON YOUR DOOR

I THOUGHT I LOVED YOU ONCE BUT I WAS CRAZY

MY WALKIN’ SHOES DON’T FIT ME ANYMORE

 

1      1      1      1

1      1      5      5

1      1      4      4

1      5      1      1

 

NELLIE KANE

 

AS A YOUNG MAN I WENT RIDIN’ OUT ON THE WESTERN PLAIN

IN THE STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA I MET MY NELLIE KANE

MET MY NELLIE KANE

 

SHE WAS LIVIN’ IN A LONELY CABIN, HAD A SON BY ANOTHER MAN

FIVE YEARS SHE HAD WAITED FOR HIM AS LONG AS A WOMAN CAN

LONG AS A WOMAN CAN

 

CHORUS:

 

I DON’T KNOW WHAT CHANGED MY MIND

UNTIL THEN I WAS THE RAMBLIN’ KIND

THE KIND OF LOVE I CAN’T EXPLAIN

THAT I HAD FROM NELLIE KANE

 

SHE TOOK ME ON TO WORK THAT DAY TO HELP HER TILL THE LAND

IN THE AFTERNOON WE PLANTED SEEDS, IN THE EVENING WE HELD HANDS

IN THE EVENING WE HELD HANDS

 

HER BLUE EYES TOLD ME EVERYTHING A MAN COULD WANT TO KNOW

AND IT WAS THEN I REALIZED THAT I WOULD NEVER GO

I WOULD NEVER GO  (chorus)

 

NOW MANY YEARS HAVE GONE ON BY AND HER SON HAS GROWN UP TALL

I BECAME A FATHER TO HIM AND SHE BECAME MY ALL

SHE BECAME MY ALL  (chorus)

 

VERSE  1      1      1      1

1      1      1      6m

5      1      1

 

CHORUS 4      4      1      1

5      5      1      1

4      4      1      1

5      5      1      1

 

 

NEW RIVER TRAIN

 

I’M RIDING ON THAT NEW RIVER TRAIN

RIDING ON THAT NEW RIVER TRAIN

SAME OLD TRAIN THAT BROUGHT ME HERE

GONNA TAKE ME AWAY AGAIN

 

DARLING, YOU CAN’T LOVE ONE

DARLING, YOU CAN’T LOVE ONE

YOU CAN’T LOVE ONE AND HAVE ANY FUN

DARLING, YOU CAN’T LOVE ONE

 

DARLING, YOU CAN’T LOVE TWO…

YOU CAN’T LOVE TWO AND STILL BE TRUE…

 

DARLING, YOU CAN’T LOVE THREE…

YOU CAN’T LOVE THREE AND STILL LOVE ME…

 

DARLING, YOU CAN’T LOVE FOUR…

YOU CAN’T LOVE FOUR AND LOVE ANY MORE…

 

DARLING, YOU CAN’T LOVE FIVE…

YOU CAN’T LOVE FIVE AND GET HONEY FROM MY HIVE…

 

DARLING, YOU CAN’T LOVE SIX…

YOU CAN’T LOVE SIX FOR THAT KIND OF LOVE DON’T MIX…

 

1      1      1      1

1      1      5      5

1      1      4      4

1      5      1      1

 

 

NINE-POUND HAMMER                  Merle Travis

 

THIS NINE-POUND HAMMER IS JUST A LITTLE TOO HEAVY

BUDDY, FOR MY SIZE, BUDDY, FOR MY SIZE

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

ROLL ON BUDDY, DON’T YOU ROLL SO SLOW

HOW CAN I ROLL WHEN THE WHEELS WON’T GO

 

AIN’T NOBODY’S HAMMER IN THIS MOUNTAIN

THAT RINGS LIKE MINE, THAT RINGS LIKE MINE

 

I WENT UPON THE MOUNTAIN JUST TO SEE MY HONEY

AND I AIN’T LOOKIN’ BACK, LORD, I AIN’T LOOKIN’ BACK

 

IT’S A LONG WAY TO HARLAN, IT’S A LONG WAY TO HAZARD

JUST TO GET A LITTLE BOOZE, JUST TO GET A LITTLE BOOZE

 

1      1      4      4

1      5      1      1

 

 

NINETY-NINE YEARS

 

I’VE BEEN IN PRISON TWENTY YEARS OR MORE

SHOT MY WOMAN WITH A FORTY-FOUR

I’LL BE HERE UNTIL MY DYIN’ DAY

I’VE GOT NINETY-NINE YEARS AND ONE DARK DAY

 

FOOD IS BAD AND THE BEDS ARE HARD

I SPEND ALL DAY BREAKIN’ ROCKS IN THE YARD

WHERE THERE AIN’T NO CHANGE, GONNA STAY THAT WAY

I’VE GOT NINETY-NINE YEARS AND ONE DARK DAY

 

AIN’T NO SINGER THAT CAN SING A SONG

TO CONVINCE THIS WARDEN THAT I AIN’T WRONG

HIS MIND’S MADE UP–IT’S GONNA STAY THAT WAY

I’VE GOT NINETY-NINE YEARS AND ONE DARK DAY

 

NEVER LEARNED TO READ, NEVER LEARNED TO WRITE

MY WHOLE LIFE HAS BEEN ONE BIG FIGHT

I NEVER HEARD ABOUT THE RIGHTEOUS WAY

I’VE GOT NINETY-NINE YEARS AND ONE DARK DAY

 

1      1      5      5

5      5      1      1

1      1      4      4

1      5      1      1

 

 

NO HIDIN’ PLACE

 

SISTER MARY, SHE WEARS A GOLDEN CHAIN

SISTER MARY, SHE WEARS A GOLDEN CHAIN

SISTER MARY WEARS A GOLDEN CHAIN

AND ON EACH LINK IS JESUS’ NAME

THERE’S NO HIDIN’ PLACE DOWN HERE

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

THERE’S NO HIDIN’ PLACE DOWN HERE

THERE’S NO HIDIN’ PLACE DOWN HERE

I RUN TO THE ROCK AND HIDE MY FACE

THE ROCK SAYS « THERE’S NO HIDIN’ PLACE »

THERE’S NO HIDIN’ PLACE DOWN HERE

 

NOW THE DEVIL, HE WEARS A HYPOCRITE’S SHOES

NOW THE DEVIL, HE WEARS A HYPOCRITE’S SHOES

NOW THE DEVIL WEARS A HYPOCRITE’S SHOES

IF YOU DON’T WATCH OUT HE’LL PUT ‘EM ON YOU

THERE’S NO HIDIN’ PLACE DOWN HERE

 

GONNA PITCH MY TENT ON THE OLD CAMPGROUND

GONNA PITCH MY TENT ON THE OLD CAMPGROUND

GONNA PITCH MY TENT ON THE OLD CAMPGROUND

AND GIVE OLD SATAN ONE MORE ROUND

THERE’S NO HIDIN’ PLACE DOWN HERE

 

1      1      1      1

1      1      5      5

1      1      4      4

1      5      1      1

 

 

OLD HOME PLACE               Mitchell Jayne/Dean Webb

IT’S BEEN TEN LONG YEARS SINCE I LEFT MY HOME

IN THE HOLLOW WHERE I WAS BORN

WHERE THE COOL FALL NIGHTS MAKE THE WOOD SMOKE RISE

AND A FOX HUNTER BLEW HIS HORN

 

I FELL IN LOVE WITH A GIRL IN THE TOWN

I THOUGHT THAT SHE WOULD BE TRUE

I RAN AWAY TO CHARLOTTESVILLE

AND WORKED IN A SAWMILL CREW

 

CHORUS:

 

WHAT HAVE THEY DONE TO THE OLD HOME PLACE

WHY DID THEY TEAR IT DOWN

AND WHY DID I LEAVE THE PLOW IN THE FIELD

AND LOOK FOR A JOB IN THE TOWN

 

WELL THE GIRL RAN OFF WITH SOMEBODY ELSE

THE TAVERNS TOOK ALL MY PAY

AND HERE I STAND WHERE THE OLD HOME STOOD

BEFORE THEY TOOK IT AWAY  (chorus)

 

NOW THE GEESE FLY SOUTH AND THE COLD WIND MOANS

AS I STAND HERE AND HANG MY HEAD

I’VE LOST MY LOVE, I’VE LOST MY HOME

AND NOW I WISH THAT I WAS DEAD  (chorus)

 

VERSE  1      37     4      1

1      1      5      5

1      37     4      1

1      5      1      1

 

CHORUS 5      5      1      1

27     27     5      5

1      37     4      1

1      5      1      1

 

 

OLD JOE CLARK

 

(Joe Clark, the nice guy)

 

OLD JOE CLARK’S A FINE OLD MAN, TELL YOU THE REASON WHY

HE KEEPS GOOD LIKKER ‘ROUND HIS HOUSE, GOOD OL’ ROCK AND RYE

 

CHORUS:

 

FARE YE WELL OLD JOE CLARK–FARE YE WELL I SAY

FARE YE WELL OLD JOE CLARK–I’M A GOIN’ AWAY

 

OLD JOE CLARK, THE PREACHER’S SON, PREACHED ALL OVER THE PLAIN

THE ONLY TEXT HE EVER KNEW WAS « HIGH, LOW, JACK, AND GAME »

 

OLD JOE CLARK HE HAD A MULE, HIS NAME WAS MORGAN BROWN

AND EVERY TOOTH IN THAT MULE’S HEAD WAS SIXTEEN INCHES ‘ROUND

 

OLD JOE CLARK HE HAD A HOUSE FIFTEEN STORIES HIGH

AND EVERY STORY IN THAT HOUSE WAS FILLED WITH CHICKEN PIE

 

(Joe Clark, the jerk)

 

OLD JOE CLARK’S A ROUGH OLD MAN, MEAN AS HE COULD BE

HE KNOCKED ME DOWN WITH HIS RIGHT HAND AND WALKED ALL OVER ME

 

CHORUS:

 

GIT OUT OF THE WAY FOR OLD JOE CLARK–HIDE THAT JUG OF WINE

GIT OUT OF THE WAY FOR OLD JOE CLARK–HE’S NO FRIEND OF MINE

 

HE’LL PULL OUT THE WINE, HE’LL PULL OUT THE BREEZE

YOU OUGHTA HEAR HIM BRAG

BUT ALL GOOD REBELS KNOW THAT HE’S A LOWDOWN SCALAWAG

 

WHEN OLD JOE CLARK COMES TO MY DOOR HE TREATS ME LIKE A PUP

HE RUNS MY BEAR DOGS UNDER THE FLOOR AND DRINKS MY WHISKEY UP

 

HE PUTS HIS BANJO IN MY HANDS AND TELLS ME WHAT TO PLAY

DANCES WITH MY PRETTY LITTLE GIRL UNTIL THE BREAK OF DAY

 

(b7 and 5 are interchangeable)

 

VERSE  1      1      1      b7

1      1      1-b7       1

 

CHORUS 1      1      1      b7

1      1      1-5    1

 

 

OLD SLEW FOOT         E. Manney, H. Hausey, & J. Webb

 

HIGH ON THE MOUNTAIN TELL ME WHAT YOU SEE

BEAR TRACKS, BEAR TRACKS, COMING AFTER ME

BETTER GET YOUR RIFLE BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE

THE BEAR’S GOT A LITTLE PIG AND HEADED FOR THE GATE

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

HE’S BIG AROUND THE MIDDLE AND HE’S BROAD ACROSS THE RUMP

MAKING NINETY MILES AND HOUR TAKING THIRTY FEET A JUMP

AIN’T NEVER BEEN CAUGHT, HE AIN’T NEVER BEEN TREED

SOME FOLKS SAY HE LOOKS A LOT LIKE ME

 

SAVED UP MY MONEY AND BOUGHT ME SOME BEES

STARTED MAKING HONEY WAY UP IN THE TREES

CUT DOWN THE TREES BUT THE HONEY’S ALL GONE

OLD SLEW FOOT’S DONE MADE HIMSELF AT HOME

 

WINTER’S COMING ON AND IT’S FORTY BELOW

RIVER’S FROZE OVER SO WHERE CAN HE GO

I’LL CHASE HIM UP THE GULLY AND RUN HIM IN THE WELL

SHOOT HIM IN THE BOTTOM JUST TO LISTEN TO HIM YELL

 

VERSE 1      1      1      1

1      1      4      1

1      1      1      1

1      1      4      1      1

 

CHORUS 5      5      1      1

5      5      1      1

1      1      1      1

1      1      4       1      1

 

 

OLD TRAIN                         Herb Pederson

 

OLD TRAIN I CAN HEAR YOUR WHISTLE BLOW

AND I WON’T BE JUMPIN’ ON AGAIN

OLD TRAIN I’VE BEEN EVERYWHERE YOU GO

AND I KNOW WHAT LIES BEYOND EACH BEND

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

OLD TRAIN EACH TIME YOU PASS YOU’RE OLDER THAN THE LAST

AND IT SEEMS THAT I’M TOO OLD FOR RUNNIN’

I HEAR YOUR RUSTY WHEELS, THEY GRATE AGAINST THE RAILS

THEY CRY WITH EVERY MILE

I THINK I’LL STAY AWHILE

 

OLD TRAIN I GROW WEARY AT THE MILES

AND I MISS THE FREEDOM THAT WAS MINE

OLD TRAIN JUST TO THINK ABOUT THOSE TIMES

I’LL SMILE WHEN YOU’RE HIGH-BALLIN’ BY

 

VERSE  1      b7     4      5

4      5      1      5

1      b7     4      5

4      5      1      1

 

CHORUS 4      5      4      1

5      2      5      5

4      5      4      1

1      5      5      5

4      4      4      4

 

 

ON AND ON

 

TRAVELIN’ DOWN THIS LONG LONESOME HIGHWAY

I’M SO LONESOME I COULD CRY

MEMORIES OF HOW WE ONCE LOVED EACH OTHER

AND NOW YOU ARE SAYING GOOD-BYE

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

ON AND ON I’LL FOLLOW MY DARLIN’

AND I WONDER WHERE SHE CAN BE

ON AND ON I’LL FOLLOW MY DARLIN’

AND I WONDER IF SHE EVER THINKS OF ME

 

I’VE CRIED AND CRIED FOR YOU MY DARLIN’

IT BREAKS MY HEART TO HEAR YOUR NAME

MY FRIENDS THEY ALL SO LOVED YOU MY DARLIN’

AND THEY THINK THAT I’M TO BLAME

 

I HAD TO FOLLOW YOU MY DARLIN’

I CAN’T SEE WHEN THE SUN GOES DOWN

BY YOUR SIDE IS MY DESTINATION

THE ROAD IS CLEAR AND THAT’S WHERE I’M BOUND

 

1      1      4      1

1      1      5      5

1      1      4      1

1      5      1      1

 

 

ON THE RUN                             John Bubb

 

I KNOW WE HAD A QUARREL LIKE LOVERS SOMETIMES DO

MIGHT BE YOU’D RATHER LEAVE ME THAN COME BACK AND LOOK FOR YOU

IT AIN’T EASY TO FORGIVE ME AFTER WHAT I’VE SAID AND DONE

I KNOW IT AIN’T MUCH BETTER ALONE AND ON THE RUN

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

GET ON HOME MY PRETTY DARLIN’

DON’T KEEP ME WAITING AT YOUR DOOR

MY OLD WATCH SAYS AFTER MIDNIGHT

I CAN’T TAKE THIS ANYMORE

 

AFTER ALL THE ANGER IT’S STILL QUITE PLAIN TO ME

WE BOTH LOVE EACH OTHER–I’VE JUST GOT TO MAKE YOU SEE

IF YOU’RE MAKIN’ PLANS TO LEAVE ME, YOU’D BETTER THINK ABOUT IT SON

DON’T GET CAUGHT WITH A BROKEN HEART WHILE YOU’RE ON THE RUN

 

INTRO 1      1       4      4

b7     b7     b3     4

1      1      1      1

 

VERSE 1      1      1      1      1

1      1      1      5      5

1      1      1      4      4

1      1      5      1      1

 

CHORUS 4      4      1      1

b7     b7     1      1

1      1      b3     b3

4      4      1      1

 

 

ONCE A DAY

 

WHEN YOU FOUND SOMEBODY NEW, I THOUGHT I NEVER WOULD

FORGET YOU FOR I THOUGHT THEN THAT I NEVER WOULD

THOUGH TIME HAS TAKEN ALL THE PAINS AWAY

UNTIL NOW I’M DOWN TO HURTIN’ ONCE A DAY

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

ONCE A DAY (ONCE A DAY) ALL DAY LONG (ALL DAY LONG)

AND ONCE A NIGHT FROM DUSK TILL DAWN

THE ONLY TIME I WISH THAT YOU WERE GONE

IS ONCE A DAY EVERY DAY ALL DAY LONG

 

I’M SO GLAD THAT I’M NOT LIKE A FRIEND I KNEW ONE TIME

HE LOST THE GIRL HE LOVED THEN SLOWLY LOST HIS MIND

HE SAT AROUND AND GRIEVED HIS LIFE AWAY

LUCKY ME, I’M ONLY GRIEVIN’ ONCE A DAY

 

I’M SO GLAD THAT I’M NOT LIKE A FRIEND I KNEW ONE TIME

HE LOST THE GIRL HE LOVED THEN SLOWLY LOST HIS MIND

HE SAT AROUND AND DRANK HIS LIFE AWAY

LUCKY ME, I’M ONLY DRINKIN’ ONCE A DAY

 

VERSE 1      1      5      5

5      5      1      1

1      1      4      2m

1      5      1      1

 

CHORUS 1      1      4      4

5      5      1      1

1      1      4      4

1-4    1-5    1      1

 

 

ONE TEAR                                        Judy Osborne

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

ONE TEAR WON’T MAKE A HEARTACHE

ONE TEAR WON’T MAKE A HEARTACHE

IF THE TEAR I SHED TODAY IS ALL I HAVE TO PAY

ONE TEAR IS ALL I’LL CRY FOR YOU

 

I THOUGHT I’D NEVER LIVE WITHOUT THE TENDER LOVE WE SHARED

BUT AFTER IT’S ONLY SHOWN MY HEART I NEVER REALLY CARED

I’M GLAD THAT IT’S ALL OVER NOW

I’M GLAD THAT WE ARE THROUGH

ON TEAR IS ALL I’LL CRY FOR YOU

 

I’LL LIVE A HAPPY LIFE AGAIN, TO HAVE MY DREAMS COME TRUE

MY HEART WILL BOUNCE RIGHT BACK AGAIN

I’LL NEVER THINK OF YOU

AND THEN WHEN YOU COME ASKIN’ ME TO TAKE YOU BACK AGAIN

ON TEAR IS ALL I’LL CRY FOR YOU

 

CHORUS 1      1      6m     6m

1      1      1      4      4

5      5      1      1

 

VERSE 1      1      4      4

5      5      5      1      1

1      1      4      4

5      5      1      1

 

 

ONLY TIME CAN MEND THIS BROKEN HEART

 

I’VE BEEN HURT SO BAD, I CAN’T EVEN HOLD MY HEAD UP

WALKIN’ DOWN THE ROAD OF MISERY

THIS PAIN IS SO BAD I JUST CAN’T BREAK THROUGH

I KEEP THINKIN’ BOUT THE THINGS YOU’VE DONE TO ME

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

ONLY TIME CAN MEND THIS BROKEN HEART

AND TAKE ME BACK TO WHERE I NEED TO BE

ONLY TIME CAN MEND THIS BROKEN HEART

AND TAKE AWAY THE THINGS YOU’VE DONE TO ME

 

OUR LOVE WAS SO STRONG, DIDN’T SEE IT COMIN’ ON

SCARS CUT SO DEEP IN MY HEART

NOW THE WAY THAT I FEEL EVEN THOUGH MY LOVE IS REAL

IT’S PLAIN TO SEE WE’RE BETTER OFF APART

 

HALF-CHORUS (before final chorus)

 

YOU TOLD ME THAT YOU MIGHT WANT TO COME BACK

THAT’S NOT GONNA’ HAPPEN, DON’T YOU SEE

 

VERSE 1      1      1      1

1      5      1      1

1      1      1      1

1      5      1      1

 

CHORUS 4      b3     1      1

4      4      5      5

4      b3     1      1

1      5      1      1

 

 

THE ONLY WAY TO SAY GOODBYE               Stanley Brothers

 

I’M SO LONESOME AND ALL ALONE SINCE YOU LEFT OUR HAPPY HOME

NOW ALL THAT’S LEFT ARE THESE TEARS UPON MY FACE

I’VE TURNED TO DRINKIN’ AND DREAMIN’ THAT THE LORD WOULD HAVE YOU SAY

TAKE ME AWAY FROM THIS SAD AND LONELY PLACE

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

I’VE GOT NO PLANS FOR TOMORROW, I’M SO ASHAMED AND FILLED WITH SORROW

I SHOULD HAVE TOLD YOU THAT I LOVED YOU EVERY DAY

THE ONLY WAY TO SAY GOODBYE IS WITH THESE TEARS THAT FILL MY EYES

I HEAR YOU CALL ME AS THEY FALL UPON YOUR GRAVE

 

IF I COULD ONLY BE SET FREE FROM YOUR HAUNTING MEMORY

BUT STILL I FIND THAT I’M A PRISONER OF YOUR LOVE

THERE’S NOTHING LEFT FOR ME TO DO BUT END THIS PAIN OF LOSING YOU

SO I LAY DOWN UPON THE GROUND, I’VE HAD ENOUGH

 

NOT KNOWING WHERE TO TURN FROM HERE

MY HEART STILL YEARNS FOR YOU MY DEAR

I CAN’T TAKE THIS AWFUL PAIN I’M GOIN’ THROUGH

I’LL TAKE THIS GUN IN TREMBLIN’ HAND AND HOPE THE LORD WILL UNDERSTAND

THERE’S JUST NO WAY THAT I CAN TAKE IT WITHOUT YOU

 

(3/4)

 

VERSE 1      1      4      1

1      5      1      1

1      1      4      1

1      5      1      1

 

CHORUS     4      4      1      1

1      5      1      1

4      4      1      1

1      5      1      1

 

PARADISE                        John Prine

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

DADDY WON’T YOU TAKE ME BACK TO MUHLENBERG COUNTY

DOWN BY THE GREEN RIVER WHERE PARADISE LAY

WELL, I’M SORRY MY SON BUT YOU’RE TOO LATE IN ASKING

MISTER PEABODY’S COAL TRAIN HAS HAULED IT AWAY

 

WHEN I WAS A BOY MY FAMILY WOULD TRAVEL

DOWN TO WESTERN KENTUCKY WHERE MY PARENTS WERE BORN

THERE’S A BACKWARDS OLD TOWN THAT’S OFTEN REMEMBERED

SO MANY TIMES THAT MY MEMORIES ARE WORN

 

WELL, SOMETIMES WE’D TRAVEL RIGHT DOWN THE GREEN RIVER

TO THE ABANDONED OLD PRISON DOWN BY ADRIE HILL

WHERE THE AIR SMELLED LIKE SNAKES AND WE’D SHOOT WITH OUR PISTOLS

BUT EMPTY POP BOTTLES WAS ALL WE WOULD KILL

 

THEN THE COAL COMPANY CAME WITH THE WORLD’S LARGEST SHOVEL

THEY TORTURED THE TIMBER AND STRIPPED ALL THE LAND

WELL, THEY DUG FOR THEIR COAL TILL THE LAND WAS FORSAKEN

THEN THEY WROTE IT ALL DOWN AS THE PROGRESS OF MAN

 

WHEN I DIE LET MY ASHES FLOAT DOWN THE GREEN RIVER

LET MY SOUL ROLL ON UP TO THE ROCHESTER DAM

I’LL BE HALFWAY TO HEAVEN WITH PARADISE WAITING

JUST FIVE MILES AWAY FROM WHEREVER I AM

 

(3/4)

 

1      1      4      1

1      1      5      1

1      1      4      1

1      1      5      1      1

 

 

PARDON ME                   Jim & Jesse McReynolds

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

PARDON ME BUT I THINK YOU’RE THE ONE LOVE

THAT I’VE BEEN WAITING ON FOR SO LONG

PARDON ME COULD WE WALK IN THE MOONLIGHT

JUST TO SEE DEAR IF I’M RIGHT OR WRONG

 

WELL I’VE MET A LOT OF BOYS (GIRLS) IN MY LIFETIME

BUT I’VE NEVER HAD A ROMANCE WITH NONE

I’M JUST WAITING FOR SOMEONE THAT’S SPECIAL

PARDON ME BUT I THINK YOU’RE THE ONE

 

PARDON ME BUT SOMEHOW YOU SEEM SO DIFFERENT

FROM THE MOMENT YOU WALKED IN THE DOOR

IT JUST SEEMS THAT MY DREAMS HAVE BOTH COME TRUE DEAR

AND I’VE NEVER HAD THIS FEELING BEFORE

 

I BELIEVE I COULD SEARCH THIS WORLD OVER

AND I COULDN’T FIND ONE SWEETER THAN YOU

I CAN SEE THAT YOU’RE READY AND WILLING

JUST TO MAKE MY EVERY DREAM COME TRUE

 

CHORUS & VERSE 3   1        1      5      5

5    5     1      1

1    1     5      5

5    5     1      1

 

VERSE 1 & 2   1    1     5      5

5    5     1      1

1    1     5      5

27       27    5      5

 

 

PICTURE IN THE MOONLIGHT           Eric & Leigh Gibson

 

THE LAST THING I DO BEFORE I TURN IN TONIGHT IS

STARE AT YOUR PICTURE IN THE MOONLIGHT

I’LL RUN TO MY WINDOW AND COUNT EVERY STAR THEN I’LL

DREAM OF YOUR LOVE IN THE MOONLIGHT

 

I’LL WISH FOR THE BEST BEFORE I TAKE MY REST AND

I’LL BE SO BLUE IN THE DAYLIGHT

I’LL PRAY SELFISH PRAYERS BECAUSE

YOU MAKE ME OBSESSED AND I’LL

STARE AT YOU PICTURE IN THE MOONLIGHT

 

CHORUS:

 

NOW SOME HAVE A PESSIMISTIC VIEW

IF I’M WASTIN’ TIME ON WISHING, IT MIGHT AS WELL BE YOU

THE LAST THING I’LL DO BEFORE I TURN IN TONIGHT IS

STARE AT YOUR PICTURE IN THE MOONLIGHT

 

THE PICTURE I HOLD IS SO RAGGED AND OLD AND

FADED BY YEARS IN THE DAYLIGHT

NOW IT STAYS IN MY DRAWER UNTIL EACH DAY IS O’ER THEN I

STARE AT YOUR PICTURE IN THE MOONLIGHT  (chorus)

 

VERSE 1      1      1      1

1      1      5      5

5      5      5      5

5      5      1      1

 

CHORUS 4      4      1      1

4      4      1      5      5

1      1      1      4      4

1      5      1      1

 

 

PIG IN A PEN

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

I GOT A PIG HOME IN A PEN, CORN TO FEED HIM ON

ALL I NEED’S A PRETTY LITTLE GIRL TO FEED HIM WHEN I’M GONE

 

GOIN’ UP ON A MOUNTAIN TO SOW A LITTLE CANE

PUT THAT OLD GRAY BONNET ON LITTLE LIZA JANE

 

BLACK SMOKE A-RISIN’ SURE SIGN OF RAIN

PUT THAT OLD GRAY BONNET ON LITTLE LIZA JANE

 

YONDER COMES THAT GAL OF MINE, HOW DO YOU THINK I KNOW

TELL BY THAT GINGHAM GOWN HANGIN’ DOWN SO LOW

 

BAKE THEM BISCUITS BABY, BAKE EM’ GOOD AND BROWN

WHEN YOU GET THEM BISCUITS BAKED I’M ALABAMA BOUND

 

1      1      1      4

4      1      5      1      (1)

 

 

PRECIOUS MEMORIES

 

PRECIOUS MEMORIES, UNSEEN ANGELS

SENT FROM SOMEWHERE TO MY SOUL

HOW THEY LINGER EVER NEAR ME

AND THE SACRED PAST UNFOLD

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

PRECIOUS MEMORIES HOW THEY LINGER

HOW THEY EVER FLOOD MY SOUL

IN THE STILLNESS OF THE MIDNIGHT

PRECIOUS SACRED SCENES UNFOLD

 

PRECIOUS FATHER, LOVING MOTHER

FLY ACROSS THE LONELY YEARS

AND OLD HOME SCENES OF MY CHILDHOOD

IN FOND MEMORY APPEAR

 

AS  I TRAVEL ON LIFE’S PATHWAY

KNOW NOT WHAT THE YEARS MAY HOLD

AS I PONDER HOPE GROWS FONDER

PRECIOUS MEMORIES FLOOD MY SOUL

 

IN THE STILLNESS OF THE MIDNIGHT

ECHOES FROM THE PAST I HEAR

OLD-TIME SINGING, GLADNESS BRINGING

FROM THAT LOVELY LAND SOMEWHERE

 

VERSE     1      1      4      1

1      1      5      5

1      1      4      1

1      5      1      1

 

CHORUS       1     1      1      1

4      4      1      1

1      1      4      1

1      5      1      1

 

 

RADIO BOOGIE

 

WELL I GOT ME A HAT AND AN OLD GUITAR

AND I MADE A DOWN PAYMENT ON A SECOND HAND CAR

I GOT ME A JOB ON THE RADIO

I’M SAVIN’ UP MONEY FOR A FIDDLE AND A BOW

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

AND DO THE RADIO BOOGIE ALL OVER THE TOWN

WITH A SOLID KICK AND A RED-HOT LICK–THAT’S THE TENNESSEE STYLE

 

WELL EARLY IN THE MORNING WHEN THE SUN COMES UP

PULL THE CORK FROM THE JUG AND TAKE A LITTLE SUP

THE SUN KEEPS SHININ’ AND I’M PLOWIN’ THE CORN

IF IT STARTS TO RAIN JUST DRIVE IT IN THE BARN

 

WELL I CALLED MY GAL ON THE TELEPHONE

WHATCHA’ DOIN’ HONEY, ARE YOU ALL ALONE

COME ON OVER IN AN HOUR OR SO

AND WE’LL BOTH DO THE BOOGIE BY THE RADIO

 

WELL I GOT ME A JOB AND A HILLBILLY  BABY

I GOT BRAND NEW CLOTHES, I GOT MONEY TO SPEND

EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT’S THE WAY I PLAY

« DO THE RADIO BOOGIE » IS ALL I CAN SAY

 

WELL I LOOKED AT THE CLOCK AND IT WAS QUARTER TO FIVE

I WAS DANCIN’ WITH A GIRL NEARLY TWICE MY SIZE

I LOOKED AT THE CLOCK AND IT WAS QUARTER TO TWO

I KNEW RIGHT THEN IT WAS TIME TO GO

 

VERSE  1      1      1      1

1      1      1      1  …

 

CHORUS 4      4      1      1

5      5      1      1

 

RAILROAD LINE

 

THE CLICKETY SOUND OF THE SOUTHBOUND FREIGHT

AND THE HIGH SPEED HUM OF THE PASSENGER TRAIN

BECOMES A PART OF THE SOUL AND A HEART AND THE MIND

OF A BOY WHO’S RAISED BY THE RAILROAD LINE

 

THE SOUND OF A WHISTLE AT THE CROSSIN’ ROAD

AND THE TANKS AND THE TRUCKS AND THE TRACTORS ON THE FLAT CAR LOAD

BECOMES A PART OF THE SOUL AND A HEART AND THE MIND

OF A BOY WHO’S RAISED BY THE RAILROAD LINE

 

CHORUS:

 

AND THE BIG ROUND PENNY THAT YOU LAY ON THE RAILS

AND THE WHEELS MASH FLAT

AND A GLIMPSE OF THE LADIES AND THE PICTURES OF THE MEN

IN THE ENGINEER’S HAT

 

AND THE BRAKEMAN WAVES FROM THE RED CABOOSE

IT’S A PART OF THE PAST, NEVER QUITE TURNS LOOSE

IT’S A PART OF A SOUL AND THE HEART AND THE MIND

OF A BOY WHO’S RAISED BY THE RAILROAD LINE  (chorus)

 

VERSE  1      1-4    1      1

1      1      5      5

1      1      6m     6m

3m     5      1      1

 

CHORUS 4      2m     5      1

4      2m     5      5

 

 

RIVER OF JORDAN

 

TO THE RIVER OF JORDAN OUR SAVIOR WENT ONE DAY

AND WE READ THAT JOHN THE BAPTIST MET HIM THERE

WHEN JOHN BAPTIZED JESUS IN JORDAN’S RUSHING WATERS

THE MIGHTY POWER OF GOD FILLED THE AIR

 

CHORUS 1:

 

I’M ON MY WAY (TO THE RIVER OF JORDAN)

GONNA WADE RIGHT IN (IN THE RUSHING WATER)

I’M GOIN’ DOWN (I’M GOIN’ DOWN) TO THE RIVER OF JORDAN

AND LET THE COOL WATERS CLEANSE MY SOUL

 

KING NAHMEN WAS STRICKEN WITH DREADED LEPROSY

AND HE SENT FOR THE MAN OF GOD TO PRAY

BUT ELIJAH SAID TO NAHMEN, « GO DIP YOURSELF IN JORDAN »

AND LET THE COOL WATERS WASH YOUR SPOTS AWAY

 

CHORUS 2:

 

SO HE WENT RIGHT DOWN (TO THE RIVER OF JORDAN)

HE WENT RIGHT IN (IN THE RUSHING WATER)

HE DIPPED HIMSELF (HE DIPPED HIMSELF) IN THE RIVER OF JORDAN

AND THE COOL WATERS MADE HIM WHOLE

 

THE RIVER OF JORDAN IS MANY MILES AWAY

THIS MIGHTY RIVER I MAY NEVER SEE

BUT I’LL FIND MYSELF AN ALTER IN AN OLD FASHIONED CHURCH

MY RIVER OF JORDAN THAT WILL BE  (chorus 1)

 

VERSE 1      5      5      1

1      5      1      1

1      1      4      4

1      5      1      1

 

CHORUS 1      1      5      5

1      1      4      4

1      5 (2 beats)    1      1

 

 

THE ROAD IS ROUGH                         Bill Monroe

 

TO ME SHE WAS MY LITTLE ANGEL

SENT DOWN TO ME FROM GOD ABOVE

WHEN ON THAT DAY WHEN I FIRST MET HER

AND I TOLD HER OF MY LOVE

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

IT’S MIGHTY DARK FOR ME TO TRAVEL

FOR MY SWEETHEART SHE IS GONE

THE ROAD IS ROUGH AND FILLED GRAVEL

BUT I MUST JOURNEY ON AND ON

 

TRAVELIN’ DOWN THE LONESOME HIGHWAY

THINKIN’ OF MY LOVE THAT’S GONE

KNOWIN’ SOON WE’LL BE TOGETHER

SHE’S THE ONLY LOVE I’VE KNOWN

 

MANY NIGHTS WE STROLLED TOGETHER

TALKIN’ OF OUR LOVE SO FAIR

MY LOVE FOR HER WILL NEVER VANISH

FOR I KNOW I’LL MEET HER THERE

 

1      1      1      1

4      4      1      1

1      1      1      1

1      5      1      1

 

 

ROCK HEARTS                                    B. Otis

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

ROCK HEARTS WILL BREAK      (ROCK HEARTS WILL BREAK)

BELIEVE IT MY DEAR          (BELIEVE IT MY DEAR)

AND YOURS WILL BREAK        (AND YOURS WILL BREAK)

IN TWO I FEAR               (IN TWO I FEAR)

AND WHEN IT DOES DEAR DON’T RUN TO ME

‘CAUSE IT WILL BE TOO LATE YOU SEE

 

WHY DID YOU BREAK MY HEART AND TEAR IT DOWN

WHY DID YOU SPREAD THE NEWS ALL OVER TOWN

WHY DID YOU MAKE ME THE LAUGHING STOCK

BECAUSE YOU’VE GOT A HEART OF ROCK

 

YOU DIDN’T BREAK MY HEART BY RUNNIN’ ‘ROUND

ANOTHER NEW LOVE YOU HAVE NOT FOUND

YOU ONLY HANDED ME BACK THE LOCK

YOU HAD AROUND YOUR HEART OF ROCK

 

CHORUS 5      5      1      1

5      5      1      1

1      1      4      4

1      5      1      1

 

VERSE 1      1      5      5

5      5      1      1

1      1      4      4

1      5      1      1

 

 

ROCK SALT AND NAILS                          Bruce Phillips

 

ON THE BANKS OF THE RIVER WHERE THE WILLOWS HANG DOWN

AND THE WILD BIRDS ALL WARBLE WITH A LOW MOANIN’ SOUND

DOWN IN THE HOLLOW WHERE THE WATERS RUN COLD

IT WAS THERE I FIRST LISTENED TO THE LIES THAT YOU TOLD

 

NOW I LIE ON MY BED AND I SEE YOUR SWEET FACE

THE PAST I REMEMBER, TIME CANNOT ERASE

THE LETTER YOU WROTE ME WAS WRITTEN IN SHAME

AND I KNOW THAT YOUR CONSCIENCE STILL ECHOES MY NAME

 

NOW THE NIGHTS ARE SO LONG, LORD, SORROW RUNS DEEP

AND NOTHING IS WORSE THAN A NIGHT WITHOUT SLEEP

I’LL WALK OUT ALONE AND LOOK AT THE SKY

TOO EMPTY TO SING, TOO LONESOME TO CRY

 

IF THE LADIES WERE BLACKBIRDS AND THE LADIES WERE THRUSHES

I’L LIE THERE FOR HOURS IN THE COLD CHILLY MARCHES

IF THE LADIES WERE SQUIRRELS WITH A HIGH BUSHY TAIL

I’L FILL UP MY SHOTGUN WITH ROCK SALT AND NAILS

 

(3/4)

 

1     1     1     1

1      1     1     1

6m     6m     6m          4

1     1     1     1

1     1     1     1

1      1     1     1

6m     6m     6m    4

1     1     1          1

 

 

ROCKY ROAD BLUES

 

WELL, THE ROAD IS ROCKY BUT IT WON’T BE ROCKY LONG

THE ROAD IS ROCKY BUT IT WON’T BE ROCKY LONG

ANOTHER MAN DONE TOOK MY WOMAN AND GONE

 

WELL I GOT THESE BLUES AND I’M WEARIN’ OUT THE SOLES IN MY SHOES, LORD LORD

I GOT THESE BLUES AND I’M WEARIN’ OUT THE SOLES IN MY SHOES

I AIN’T GOT NO WAY TO RELIEVE THESE LOW-DOWN BLUES

 

WELL, I WISH TO THE LORD THEY’D BRING MY WOMAN BACK HOME, LORD LORD

I WISH TO THE LORD THEY’D BRING MY WOMAN BACK HOME

I DON’T MIND BEIN’ LONESOME JUST DON’T WANT TO BE ALONE

 

WELL, YOU NEVER MISS YOUR WATER TILL THE WELL RUNS DRY

YOU NEVER MISS YOUR WATER TILL THE WELL RUNS DRY

YOU NEVER MISS YOUR WOMAN UNTIL SHE SAYS GOOD-BYE

 

1      1      1      1

4      4      1      1

5      5      5      1      1

 

 

ROCKY TOP

 

WISH THAT I WAS ON OLD ROCKY TOP

DOWN IN THE TENNESSEE HILLS

AIN’T NO SMOGGY SMOKE ON ROCKY TOP

AIN’T NO TELEPHONE BILLS

 

ONCE I HAD A GIRL ON ROCKY TOP

HALF BEAR OTHER HALF CAT

WILD AS A MINK BUT SWEET AS SODA POP

I STILL DREAM ABOUT THAT

 

CHORUS:

 

ROCKY TOP YOU’LL ALWAYS BE

HOME SWEET HOME TO ME

GOOD OLD ROCKY TOP–ROCKY TOP, TENNESSEE

ROCKY TOP, TENNESSEE

 

ONCE TWO STRANGERS CLIMBED OLD ROCKY TOP

LOOKIN’ FOR A MOONSHINE STILL

STRANGERS AIN’T COME DOWN FROM ROCKY TOP

RECKON THEY NEVER WILL

 

CORN WON’T GROWN AT ALL ON ROCKY TOP

DIRT’S TOO ROCKY BY FAR

THAT’S WHY ALL THE FOLKS ON ROCKY TOP

GET THEIR CORN FROM A JAR  (chorus)

 

I’VE HAD YEARS OF CRAMPED UP CITY LIFE

TRAPPED LIKE A DUCK IN A PEN

ALL I KNOW IS IT’S A PITY LIFE

CAN’T BE SIMPLE AGAIN  (chorus)

 

VERSE  1      1      4      1

6m     5      1      1

1      1      4      1

6m     5      1      1

 

CHORUS 6m     6m     5      5

b7     b7     4      4

4      4      1      1

1      b7     1      1

1      b7     1      1

 

 

ROLL IN MY SWEET BABY’S ARMS

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

ROLL IN MY SWEET BABY’S ARMS

ROLL IN MY SWEET BABY’S ARMS

GONNA LAY ROUND THE SHACK TILL THE MAIL TRAIN COMES BACK

AND ROLL IN MY SWEET BABY’S ARMS

 

I AIN’T GONNA WORK ON THE RAILROAD

I AIN’T GONNA WORK ON THE FARM

GONNA LAY ROUND THE SHACK TILL THE MAIL TRAIN COMES BACK

AND ROLL IN MY SWEET BABY’S ARMS

 

NOW WHERE WERE YOU LAST FRIDAY NIGHT

WHILE I WAS LYING IN JAIL

WALKIN’ THE STREET WITH ANOTHER MAN

WOULDN’T EVEN GO MY BAIL

 

I KNOW YOUR PARENTS DON’T LIKE ME

THEY DROVE ME AWAY FROM YOUR DOOR

IF I HAD MY LIFE TO LIVE OVER AGAIN

I’D NEVER GO THERE ANYMORE

 

1      1      1      1

1      1      5      5

1      1      4      4

5      5      1      1

 

 

ROLL ON BUDDY

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

ROLL ON BUDDY, ROLL ON

ROLL ON BUDDY, ROLL ON

WOULDN’T ROLL SO SLOW IF YOU KNEW WHAT I KNOW

SO ROLL ON BUDDY, ROLL ON

 

I’M GOIN’ TO THAT EAST PAY ROAD

I’M GOIN’ TO THAT EAST PAY ROAD

I’M GOIN’ TO THE EAST, I’M GOIN’ TO THE WEST

I’M GOIN’ TO THE ONE THAT I LOVE BEST

 

MY HOME IS DOWN IN TENNESSEE

MY HOME IS DOWN IN TENNESSEE

IN SUNNY TENNESSEE THAT’S WHERE I WANT TO BE

WAY DOWN IN SUNNY TENNESSEE

 

I’VE GOT A GOOD WOMAN JUST THE SAME

I’VE GOT A GOOD WOMAN JUST THE SAME

GOT A WOMAN JUST THE SAME AND I’M GONNA CHANGE HER NAME

I’VE GOT A GOOD WOMAN JUST THE SAME

 

1      1      1      1

4      4      1      1

4      4      1      1

1      5      1      1

 

 

ROSES IN THE SNOW

 

I MET MY DARLING IN THE SPRINGTIME

WHEN ALL THE FLOWERS WERE IN BLOOM

AND LIKE THE FLOWERS OUR LOVE BLOSSOM

WE MARRIED IN THE MONTH OF JUNE

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

OUR LOVE WAS LIKE A BURNING EMBER

IT WARMED US AS THE COLD WINDS BLOW

WE HAD SUNSHINE IN DECEMBER

AND GREW OUR ROSES IN THE SNOW

 

NOW GOD HAS TAKEN MY DARLING

AND LEFT ME WITH A MEMORY

ONE MEMORY I WILL ALWAYS CHERISH

ARE THESE LAST WORDS HE SAID TO ME

 

MY DARLING’S BURIED ON THE HILLSIDE

WHERE ALL THE WILDWOOD FLOWERS GROW

AND WHEN THE WINTER SNOW STARTS FALLING

ON HIS GRAVE I’LL PLACE A ROSE

 

VERSE 1      1      4      4

1      1      5      5

1      1      4      4

1      5      1      1

 

CHORUS 4      4      4      4

4      4      4      4-5

1      1      1      1

5      5      1      1

 

 

ROVING GAMBLER

 

I AM A ROVING GAMBLER, I’VE GAMBLED ALL AROUND

WHENEVER I MEET WITH A DECK OF CARDS I LAY MY MONEY DOWN

LAY MY MONEY DOWN, LAY MY MONEY DOWN

 

I HAD NOT BEEN I LONDON MANY MORE WEEKS THAN THREE

I FELL IN LOVE WITH A PRETTY LITTLE GIRL AND SHE FELL IN LOVE WITH ME

FELL IN LOVE WITH ME, FELL IN LOVE WITH ME

 

DAUGHTER, OH DAUGHTER HOW CAN YOU TREAT ME SO

LEAVE YOUR DEAR OLD MAN AND WITH A GAMBLER GO

WITH A GAMBLER GO, WITH A GAMBLER GO

 

MAMA, OH MAMA PLEASE TRY TO UNDERSTAND

IF YOU EVER SEE ME COMIN’ BACK I’LL BE WITH A GAMBLER MAN

WITH A GAMBLER MAN, WITH A GAMBLER MAN

 

WELL IT’S ‘ROUND THE WORLD WE TRAVELED TILL WE LANDED IN SPAIN

I MET UP WITH A GAMBLIN’ MAN AND I GOT IN A POKER GAME

GOT IN A POKER GAME, GOT IN A POKER GAME

 

WE THREW THE MONEY IN THE POT AND DEALT THE CARDS AROUND

I CAUGHT HIM STEALIN’ FORM THE BOTTOM OF THE DECK

SO I SHOT THE GAMBLER DOWN

SHOT THE GAMBLER DOWN, SHOT THE GAMBLER DOWN

 

NOW I’M IN THE JAILHOUSE, GOT A NUMBER NOT A NAME

THE WARDEN SAID AS HE SLAMMED THE DOOR « YOU’VE GAMBLED YOUR LAST GAME »

GAMBLED YOUR LAST GAME, GAMBLED YOUR LAST GAME

 

1       1      1      1

1       1      4      1

1       1      5      1      1

 

SALLY ANN

 

WITH LOVE IN HIS HEART AND FLOWERS IN HAND

JOHNNY PROPOSED TO SALLY ANN

SALLY SHIVERED AS SHE SAID

« I’LL LOVE YOU TILL THE DAY I’M DEAD »

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

WHO’S GONNA DANCE WITH SALLY ANN

WHO’S GONNA TOUCH HER TREMBLIN’ HAND

WHEN THE FIDDLER TAKES THE STAND

WHO’S GONNA DANCE WITH SALLY ANN

 

JOHNNY GOT MARRIED IN HIS ONE GOOD SUIT

BUT THE RIDE FROM CHURCH BORE STRANGE FRUIT

DOWN BY THE ROAD YOU CAN HEAR HER CRY

AS HE HUNG FROM A TREE SHE WATCHED HIM DIE

 

SALLY ATTENDS EVERY WEDDING ‘ROUND HERE

LOOKING FOR HER JOHNNY DEAR

YOU CAN FEEL THEM IN THE ROOM

WHEN THE FIDDLER PLAYS THAT TUNE

 

DARKENED SHADOWS CROSS THE FLOOR

AS GHOSTLY LOVERS DANCE ONCE MORE

WHEN WEDDING BELLS RING IN THAT TOWN

A GHOSTLY VIRGIN STROLLS THE GROUND

 

VERSE  1      4      4      1

1      2m     5      1

 

CHORUS 1      2m     5      1

1      2m     5      1

 

 

SALTY DOG

 

STANDING IN THE CORNER WITH THE LOW-DOWN BLUES

GREAT BIG HOLE IN THE BOTTOM OF MY SHOES

HONEY LET ME BE YOUR SALTY DOG

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

LET ME BE YOUR SALTY DOG

OR I WON’T BY YOUR MAN AT ALL

HONEY LET ME BE YOUR SALTY DOG

 

LISTEN HERE SAL I KNOW YOU

RUN DOWN STOCKING AND A WORN OUT SHOE

HONEY LET ME BE YOUR SALTY DOG

 

DOWN IN THE WILDWOOD SITTING ON A LOG

FINGER ON THE TRIGGER AND MY EYE ON A HOG

HONEY LET ME BE YOUR SALTY DOG

 

I PULLED THE TRIGGER AND THE GUN SAID « GO »

THE SHOT FELL OVER IN MEXICO

HONEY LET ME BE YOUR SALTY DOG

 

1      67     27     27

57     57     1      1

 

 

SAY WON’T YOU BE MINE            Carter Stanley & Fred Rose

 

CAN’T YOU HEAR THE NIGHT BIRDS CALLIN’

CAN’T YOU HEAR THAT LONESOME DOVE

SAYING WON’T YOU COME BACK DARLIN’

TO THE HOME AND ONE YOU LOVE

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

MEET ME OUT ON THAT MOUNTAIN

UNDERNEATH THE LONESOME PINE

THERE WE VOWED TO LOVE EACH OTHER

DARLIN’ SAY WON’T YOU BE MINE

 

PRETTY MOUNTAIN LAURELS BLOOMIN’

AND THE WILDWOOD BLOSSOMS BLOW

THERE WE VOWED TO LOVE EACH OTHER

IN OUR CHILDHOOD LONG AGO

 

THERE I LEFT MY LITTLE DARLIN’

THERE I RAMBLED FOR SO LONG

MANY NIGHTS I PRAYED TO SEE HER

NOW I’M ON MY WAY BACK HOME

 

1      1      1      1

4      4      1      1

1      1      1      1

1      5      1      1

 

 

SAY YOU LIED                          Russell Smith

 

OH THE WIND IS COLD TONIGHT

BUT NOT AS COLD AS MY HEART

IT’S CHILLY IN HERE SINCE YOU LEFT ME MY DEAR

I CAN’T SLEEP, I’M FALLING APART

 

CHORUS:

 

I WAS A FOOL TO SAY I DIDN’T LOVE YOU

JUST BECAUSE YOU HURT MY PRIDE

IT WASN’T TRUE I SWEAR BY STARS ABOVE YOU

YOU SAID YOU DIDN’T LOVE ME, SAY YOU LIED

 

BRIDGE:

 

AND A HEART WAS BROKEN AND THE WORDS WERE SPOKEN

AND LOCKED MY HEART OUTSIDE

YOU SAID YOU DIDN’T LOVE ME, SAY YOU LIED

 

IF YOU WILL ONLY COME BACK TO ME

I’LL BUILD YOU A CASTLE IN MY DREAMS

I HAVE NO DOUBT THAT WE CAN WORK IT OUT

NOTHING’S AS BAD AS IT SEEMS   (chorus)

 

CHORUS 1      1      4      4

5      5      1      1

1      1      4      4

5      5      1      1

 

VERSE 1      1      1      1

1      1      5      5

4      4      1      1

1      5      1      1

 

BRIDGE (punch)    4-1        4-1

4      1      5      5

1      5      1      1

 

 

SAY YOU’LL TAKE ME BACK ONCE MORE

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

I’M READY NOW TO SETTLE DOWN

ALL MY TRAVELIN’ DAYS ARE O’ER

DARLIN’, DARLIN’, OH MY LOVE

SAY YOU’LL TAKE ME BACK ONCE MORE

 

ANOTHER’S LOVE HAS WRECKED MY LIFE

SHE STOLE MY LOVE FOR YOU AWAY

AND NOW I BEG YOU TO FORGIVE

AND TAKE ME IN YOUR HEART TO STAY

 

YOU’RE LOVIN’ HEART HAS TURNED TO STONE

I KNOW YOUR LOVE FOR ME IS COLD

BUT NOW I NEED YOU OH SO MUCH

TO LOVE WITH ALL MY HEART AND SOUL

 

1      1      5      5

5      5      1      1

1      1      4      4

5      5      1      1

 

 

SEEING NELLIE HOME

 

ALL THE STARS WERE SHINING BRIGHTLY

ON THE BANKS OF HEAVEN’S SHORE

IT  WAS FROM AUNT DINAH’S QUILTING PARTY

I WAS SEEING NELLIE HOME

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

I WAS SEEING NELLIE HOME

I WAS SEEING NELLIE HOME

IT WAS FROM AUNT DINAH’S QUILTING PARTY

I WAS SEEING NELLIE HOME

 

HER LIPS WERE RED AND CRIMSON

HER FACE AS WHITE AS SNOW

IT  WAS FROM AUNT DINAH’S QUILTING PARTY

I WAS SEEING NELLIE HOME

 

ON MY ARM A SOFT HAND RESTED

RESTED LIGHT AS OCEAN FOAM

IT  WAS FROM AUNT DINAH’S QUILTING PARTY

I WAS SEEING NELLIE HOME

 

IN MY HEART YOUR THOUGHTS ARE DAWNING

PRECIOUS THOUGHTS TO LIVE AND GROW

IT  WAS FROM AUNT DINAH’S QUILTING PARTY

I WAS SEEING NELLIE HOME

 

1      4      1      1

4      4      1      1

1      1      4      4

5      5      1      1

 

 

SHADY GROVE

 

CHORUS:

 

SHADY GROVE, MY LITTLE MISS, SHADY GROVE, MY DARLIN’

SHADY GROVE, MY LITTLE MISS, I’M GOING BACK TO HARLAN

 

OR:

SHADY GROVE, MY TRUE LOVE, SHADY GROVE, I KNOW

SHADY GROVE, MY TRUE LOVE, I’M BOUND FOR THE SHADY GROVE

 

PEACHES IN THE SUMMERTIME, APPLES IN THE FALL

IF I CAN’T GET THE GIRL I LOVE, I WON’T HAVE NONE AT ALL

 

ONCE I WAS A LITTLE BOY PLAYING IN THE SAND

NOW I AM A GREAT BIG BOY, I THINK MYSELF A MAN

 

WHEN I WAS A LITTLE BOY, I WANTED A WHITTLIN’ KNIFE

NOW I AM A GREAT BIG BOY AND I WANT A LITTLE WIFE

 

WISH I HAD A BANJO STRING MADE OF GOLDEN TWINE

AND EVERY TUNE I’D PICK ON IT IS « I WISH THAT GIRL WERE MINE »

 

SOME COME HERE TO FIDDLE AND DANCE, SOME COME HERE TO TARRY

SOME COME HERE TO FIDDLE AND DANCE, I COME HERE TO MARRY

 

EVERY NIGHT WHEN I GO HOME, MY WIFE, I TRY TO PLEASE HER

THE MORE I TRY THE WORSE SHE GETS, DAMNED IF I DON’T LEAVE HER

 

FLY AROUND MY BLUE-EYED GIRL, FLY AROUND MY DAISY

FLY AROUND MY GLUE-EYED GIRL, NEARLY DRIVE ME CRAZY

 

THE VERY NEXT TIME I GO THAT ROAD AND IT DON’T LOOK SO DARK AND GRAZY

THE VERY NEXT TIME I COME THAT ROAD I’LL STOP AND SEE MY DAISY

 

I ONCE HAD A MULIE COW, MULIE WHEN SHE’S BORN

TOOK A JAY BIRD FORTY YEARS TO FLY FROM HORN TO HORN

 

COFFEE GROWS ON THE WHITE OAK TREE, THE RIVER FLOWS WITH BRANDY

THE ROCKS ON THE HILLS ARE COVERED WITH GOLD

AND THE GIRLS ARE SWEETER THAN CANDY

 

EVERY TIME I TAKE THAT ROAD IT’S ALWAYS DARK AND CLOUDY

EVERY TIME I SEE THAT GIRL I ALWAYS TELL HER HOWDY

 

DID YOU THINK MY LITTLE MISS THAT I COULD LIVE WITHOUT YOU

I’LL LET YOU KNOW BEFORE I GO, I HEAR SO LITTLE ABOUT YOU

 

(aeolian)

 

1m     7      1m     1m

3      7      1m-5       1m

 

 

SHARECROPPER’S SON

 

WE MOVED HERE FROM SUNHEARST WHEN I WAS FOURTEEN

WORKED THIS POOR GROUND FOR BACON AND BEANS

LANDLORD TOLD ME THAT THE HARD TIMES ARE NEAR

IT DIDN’T MEAN A THING ‘CAUSE THEY’RE ALREADY HERE

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

DAYLIGHT TILL DARK MY WORK’S NEVER DONE

LORD HAVE MERCY ON THIS SHARECROPPER’S SON

 

MAMA’S GOT THE FEVER AND THE BABY’S SICK TOO

PAPA’S DOWNTOWN JUST SOAKIN’ UP THAT BOOZE

JUST OUT OF PRISON, SAYS HE’S NEVER GOIN’ BACK

AIN’T A BLOODHOUND IN GEORGIA THAT CAN FOLLOW HIS TRACK

 

WE BOUGHT A NEW MULE, BROUGHT HIM UP FROM DOWN SOUTH

HE’LL KICK THE CHEW TOBACCO RIGHT OUT OF YOUR MOUTH

WATER IN THE WELL NEARLY OUT OF SIGHT

CAN’T TAKE A BATH ON A SATURDAY NIGHT

 

OUR CROPS ARE ALL WILTED, NO RAIN DAY OR NIGHT

PREACHER’S HERE FOR DINNER, WE AIN’T GOT A BITE

ELEVEN IN THE FAMILY, TEN DAUGHTERS AND A SON

MAMA JUST TOLD US THERE’LL BE ANOTHER ONE

 

VERSE 1      1      1      1

1      1      5      1      1

1      1      1      1

1      1      5      1      1

 

CHORUS 1      1      1      1

1      1      5      1      1

 

 

SHE PAINTS A PICTURE               Eric Gibson

 

SHE PAINTS A PICTURE WHEN SHE WALKS IN A ROOM

EVERYTHING ELSE FADES TO BACKGROUND

DRAWN TO THE CENTER BY HER SHINING LIGHT

A PERFECT CREATION ON SATURDAY NIGHT   (turnaround)

 

SHE PAINTS A PICTURE WHEN SHE WHISPERS MY NAME

MY MIND ENVISIONS A QUEEN AND HER KING

I KNOW ONE HALF OF THE PICTURE’S NOT REAL

BUT MY LADY FEELS THE SAME LUCK I FEEL

 

CHORUS:

 

AND HER FAVORITE PASTIME IS MAKING MY LIFETIME

A DREAM TO BEHOLD

AND I’LL KEEP MY PROMISE, I’LL STAND BY MY ARTIST

AS EACH OF HER WORKS SHE UNFOLDS   (repeat verse 1)

 

SHE PAINTS A PICTURE WHEN SHE STANDS IN A MIRROR

MY EYES ARE ON HER BUT SHE’S NOT AWARE

I SEE HER FROWN AT A FEW FLECKS OF GRAY

I COME UP BEHIND HER AND PULL HER AWAY  (chorus & verse 1)

 

(3/4)

 

VERSE 1      1      1      1

2m     2m     2m     2m

5      5      5      5

4      4      5      1

 

(TURN) 4      1      5      5

 

CHORUS 4      4      4      4

1      1      1      1

2      2      2      2

4      4      5      5

 

 

SHE’S NO ANGEL

 

YOU SEE HER THERE AT THE BAR ACROSS THE ROOM

SHE LOOKS LIKE AN ANGEL WITH HER PAINT AND PERFUME

YOU’D LIKE TO ME HER, YOUR CONSCIENCE SAYS NO

OBEY YOUR CONSCIENCE, TURN AROUND BOY AND GO

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

SHE’S NO ANGEL, NO ANGEL, HER WINGS ARE NOT REAL

SHE’LL RUIN YOUR LIFE IF YOUR HEART SHE CAN STEAL

SHE’LL TELL YOU TALES TO BRING TEARS TO YOUR EYES

BUT DON’T YOU BELIEVE THEM FOR THEY’RE ONLY LIES

 

YOU WISH IF ONLY SHE COULD BE YOUR OWN

YOU’D BE MORE CONTENTED THAN A KING ON HIS THRONE

YOU’D BETTER NOT TRUST HER, IT’S WRONG IF YOU DO

SHE’S BROKEN MANY HEARTS AND SHE’LL BREAK YOURS TOO

 

VERSE     1      1      1      5      5

5      5      5      1      1

1      1      1      4      4

5      5      5      1      1

 

CHORUS     4      4      4      1      1

5       5      5      1      1

4      4      4      1      1

5      5      5      1      1

 

 

SITTIN’ ON TOP OF THE WORLD

 

IT WAS IN THE SPRING ONE SUNNY DAY

MY GOOD GAL LEFT ME, LORD, SHE WENT AWAY

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

AND NOW SHE’S GONE AND I DON’T WORRY

‘CAUSE I’M SITTIN’ ON TOP OF THE WORLD

 

SHE CALLED ME UP FROM DOWN IN EL PASO

SAID, « COME BACK DADDY, LORD I NEED YOU SO »

 

ASHES TO ASHES, DUST TO DUST

SHOW ME A WOMAN THAT A MAN CAN TRUST

 

MISSISSIPPI RIVER, LONG, DEEP AND WIDE

THE WOMAN I’M LOVIN’ IS ON THE OTHER SIDE

 

YOU DON’T LIKE MY PEACHES, DON’T YOU SHAKE MY TREE

GET OUT OF MY ORCHARD, LET MY PEACHES BE

 

DON’T YOU COME HERE RUNNIN’, POKIN’ OUT YOUR HAND

I’LL GET ME A WOMAN LIKE YOU GOT YOUR MAN

 

VERSE  1      1      1      1

4      4      1      1

 

CHORUS 1      1      1 (6m) 1 (6m)

1      5      1      1

 

 

SO MANY PATHWAYS                      R. C. Amos

 

SO MANY PATHWAYS THAT CALL IN THE NIGHT

SO MANY LEAD US ASTRAY

SO MAY TELL US THEY HAVE THE ANSWER

BUT I KNOW THERE IS MORE THAN ONE WAY

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

SOMEWHERE THERE’S A LIGHT OF LOVE AND COMPASSION

IT SHINES THROUGH THE DARK OF THE NIGHT

I KNOW THERE’S A WAY WE CAN LIVE HERE TOGETHER

LEAD US ON TO THE HEAVENLY LIGHT

 

SO MANY PEOPLE AND SO MANY WAYS

SEARCH FOR THAT LIGHT FROM ABOVE

SO MANY PATHWAYS LEAD TO THE SAME PLACE

AS LONG AS WE’RE GUIDED BY LOVE

 

(3/4)

 

VERSE 1      1      6m     6m

1      5      1      1

1      1      6m     6m

4      1      5      5

3m     4      1      6m     6m

1      5      1      1

 

CHORUS 4      4      1      1

6m     1      5      5

3m     4      1      6m     6m

1      5      1      1

 

 

SOME MORNING SOON

 

THE WIND IS COLD, I WALK ALONE

MY HEAD IS HANGING LOW

THE FRIEND I FOUND WITHIN MYSELF

IS THE ONLY ONE I KNOW

 

THE BLOSSOMS OF THE DOGWOOD TREE

HAVE FALLEN ALL AWAY

AND LIKE OUR LOVE THEY LAY TO REST

BENEATH THE RED, RED CLAY

 

CHORUS:

 

SOME MORNING SOON BEFORE THE DAWN

I’LL WAKE TO FIND YOU GONE

I’M LEARNING HOW TO LOSE YOU NOW

AND HOW TO CARRY ON

 

YOUR LOVE, YOUR LOVE HAS KNOWN NO FEAR

YOUR HEART CAN FEEL NO PAIN

I KNOW, I KNOW YOU’LL SOON BE GONE

TO RIDE THAT MIDNIGHT TRAIN  (chorus)

 

VERSE  1      1      1      1

b3     4      1      1

1      b3     4      1

1      5      1      1

 

CHORUS 5      5      4      1

b3     4      1       1

1      3m     4      #4o

1      5      1      1

 

 

SOME OLD DAY                         Herb Pederson

 

I’VE BEEN WORKING OUT IN THE RAIN TIED TO THIS DIRTY OLD BALL AND CHAIN

OH DEAR MOTHER I’LL COME HOME SOME OLD DAY

SOME SWEET DAY THEY’LL TURN ME LOOSE FROM THIS DIRTY OLD CALABOOSE

OH DEAR MOTHER I’LL COME HOME SOME OLD DAY

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

SOME OLD DAY . . . YOU’LL WAIT FOR ME AND PRAY

OH DEAR MOTHER I’LL BE HOME SOME OLD DAY

SOME SWEET DAY THEY’LL TURN ME LOOSE FROM THIS DIRTY OLD CALABOOSE

OH DEAR MOTHER I’LL COME HOME SOME OLD DAY

 

OH MOTHER I’VE HURT YOU SO AND I’VE BEEN CRUEL TO YOU I KNOW

OH DEAR MOTHER I’LL COME HOME SOME OLD DAY

TELL MY BROTHERS AND SISTER THAT THEY’RE THE BEST FRIENDS THAT I’VE HAD

OH DEAR MOTHER I’LL COME HOME SOME OLD DAY

 

VERSE     1      1      4      1

1      27     5      5

1      1      4      1

1      27-5       1      1

 

CHORUS     4      4      4      1      1

1      27     5      5

1      1      4      1

1      27-5       1      1

 

 

SOMEONE TO LOVE ME                 John Bubb

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

WELL I HOPE THAT I CAN FIND SOMEONE TO LOVE ME

SOMEONE TO GIVE HER HEART AND TO BE TRUE

I HOPE THAT I CAN FIND SOMEONE TO LOVE ME

IT WON’T BE EASY ‘CAUSE SHE’LL TAKE THE PLACE OF YOU

 

I’VE BEEN ALONE AND LONELY THE BEST PART OF MY LIFE

MY LUCK WAS GOOD THE DAY THAT I FOUND YOU

YOU WERE MY ONE AND ONLY GIRL AND NOW THAT YOU ARE GONE

I’M NOT QUITE SURE WHAT I’M SUPPOSE TO DO

 

WELL I’VE BEEN WRITING LETTERS THAT I NEVER MEAN TO SEND

SINCE YOU TOLD ME DARLIN’ WE WERE THROUGH

I SET MYSELF BESIDE THE PHONE JUST A-PRAYIN’ YOU WILL CALL

THAT YOU’LL RETURN TO ME AND SAY « I DO »

 

CHORUS       1     1      4      4

5      5      1      1

1      1      4      4

5      5      1      1

 

VERSE     1      1      1      5      5

5      5      1      1

1      1      1      5      5

5      5      1      1

 

 

SONG FOR LIFE                   Rodney Crowell

 

I DON’T DRINK AS MUCH AS I USED TO

LATELY IT JUST AIN’T MY STYLE

AND HARD TIMES DON’T LAST LIKE THEY USED TO

THEY PASS QUICKER LIKE WHEN I WAS A CHILD

 

CHORUS:  (Lyrics in parentheses are used in second chorus)

 

AND SOMEHOW I’VE LEARNED HOW TO LISTEN

TO A SOUND LIKE THE SUN GOIN’ DOWN

AND THE MAGIC THAT MORNING IS BRINGING HOME

IS A SONG FOR THIS LIFE (THE GIRL) I HAVE FOUND

IT (SHE) KEEPS MY FEET ON THE GROUND

 

THE MIDSUMMER DAYS SIT SO HEAVY

BUT DON’T THEY FLOW LIKE A BREEZE IN YOUR MIND

WHEN NOTHING APPEARS IN A HURRY

TO MAKE UP FOR SOMEONE’S LOST TIME

 

(3/4)

 

VERSE     1      5      6m     6m

4      5      1      5

1      5      6m     6m

4      5      1      1

 

CHORUS 4      5      1      1

4      5      6m     6m

4      5      1      4

1      5      6m     6m

4      5      1      1

 

 

SOPHRONIE                      A. Delmore & D.C. Mullins

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

LOVE ‘EM AND LEAVE ‘EM, KISS ‘EM AND GRIEVE ‘EM

THAT USED TO BE MY MOTTO SO HIGH

TILL MY SOPHRONIE LEFT ME SO LONELY

AND NOW THERE’S A TEARDROP IN MY EYE

 

MY SOPHRONIE FROM KENTUCKY, SHE’S FOUND ANOTHER MAN

I CAN’T EVEN KISS HER,  I CAN’T EVEN HOLD HER HAND

THAT MOON WE USED TO LOVE BENEATH IS STILL UP IN THE SKY

BUT NOW I’M JUST A HOT SHOT WITH A TEARDROP IN MY EYE

 

TILL GABRIEL BLOWS HIS BUGLE I’LL BE LOVIN’ THAT SWEET GIRL

SHE MEANS MORE TO ME THAT THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD

I USED TO BE A KILLER WITH THE WOMEN, ME OH MY

BUT NOW I’M JUST A HOTSHOT WITH A TEARDROP IN MY EYE

 

I USED TO SLAY THE PRETTY GIRLS FROM MAINE TO ALABAM

I LOVED THEM VERY MUCH AT FIRST BUT THEN I LET THEM DOWN

I’M USED TO SEEING PRETTY EYES FILLED WITH BITTER TEARS

LIE TO THEM AND FORGET THEM BUT NOW I HAVE ME FEARS

 

1      1      4      4

5      5      1      1

1      1      4      4

5      5      1      1

 

 

STILL FEELIN’ BLUE                 Graham Parsons

 

TIME CAN PASS AND TIME CAN HEAL

BUT IT DON’T EVER PASS THE WAY I FEEL

YOU WENT AWAY A LONG TIME AGO

AND WHY YOU LEFT I NEVER KNEW

 

THE LONELY DAYS AND LONELY NIGHTS

GUESS THE WORLD KNOWS I AIN’T FEELIN’ RIGHT

AND WHEN YOU’RE GONE THE HOURS PASS SO SLOW

AND NOW I’M STILL FEELIN’ BLUE

 

CHORUS:

 

AND BABY SINCE YOU WALKED OUT OF MY LIFE

I’VE NEVER FELT SO LOW

CAN’T HELP BUT WONDER WHY YOU HAD TO GO

 

SO MANY GIRLS THAT I CAN’T SAY

THEY COME AND GO BUT STILL I FEEL THIS WAY

AND EVER SINCE THE DAY YOU SAID GOOD-BYE

NO ONE TREATS ME LIKE YOU USED TO DO

 

I HOPE YOU’RE OUT AND HAPPY NOW

DOIN’ UP THE TOWN ‘CAUSE YOU KNOW HOW

EVERY TIME I HEAR YOUR NAME I WANT TO DIE

AND NOW I’M STILL FEELIN’ BLUE  (chorus)

 

VERSE     1      1      1      1      5      5

5      5      4      4

5      5      1      1

 

CHORUS     5      5      5      5

5      5      5      1

4      4      5      5

 

 

SUNNY SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN

 

NOW DON’T FORGET ME LITTLE DARLING

WHILE I’M GROWING OLD AND GRAY

JUST A LITTLE THOUGHT BEFORE

I’M GOING FAR AWAY

I’LL BE WAITING ON THE HILLSIDE

WHERE THE WILD RED ROSES GROW

ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN

WHERE THE RIPPLING WATERS FALL (FLOW?)

 

NOW DON’T FORGET ABOUT THE DAYS

WE COURTED MANY YEARS AGO

DON’T FORGET ALL THE PROMISES

YOU GAVE ME AND SO

I’LL BE WAITING ON THE HILLSIDE

WHEN THE DAY YOU WILL CALL

ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN

WHERE THE RIPPLING WATERS FALL

 

PLEASE TELL ME DARLING IN YOUR LETTER

DO YOU EVER THINK OF ME

PLEASE ANSWER LITTLE DARLING

TELL ME WHERE YOU CAN BE

IT’S BEEN SO LONG DEAR SINCE I SEEN YOU

BUT YOUR LOVE STILL LINGERS ON

DON’T FORGET ME LITTLE DARLIN’

THOUGH OUR LOVE AFFAIR SEEMS GONE

 

1      1      1      1      1

4      4      4

5      5      5      5

1      1      1

1      1      1      1      1

4      4      4

5      5      5      1      1      1

 

 

SWEET SALLY BROWN              Wandell Smith & Ralph Stanley

 

NOW EVERY DAY I GET A LITTLE BIT OLDER, HEY SWEET SALLY

EVERY DAY I GET A LITTLE BIT BOLDER, OH SWEET SALLY

EVERY NIGHT WHEN I GO TO SLEEP, HEY SWEET SALLY

I DREAM OF BLUE EYES AND LIPS SO SWEET, HEY SWEET SALLY

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

HEY SWEET SALLY, THE PRETTIEST GIRL IN TOWN

OH SWEET SALLY, I LOVE MY SALLY BROWN   (repeat)

 

I’LL HELP HER CARRY HER BOOKS TO SCHOOL, HEY SWEET SALLY

I AIN’T TOO BIG BUT I AIN’T NO FOOL, OH SWEET SALLY

I AIN’T BIG ENOUGH TO GO TO SCHOOL LIKE SALLY AND BROTHER

SO I’LL GIVE HER A KISS AT THE SCHOOLHOUSE DOOR

AND GO BACK HOME TO MOTHER

 

MA SAYS I CAN’T ASK HER TO WED, THAT WOULD BE TOO MEAN

FOR YOU SEE I’M ONLY FIVE YEARS OLD, SALLY’S SEVENTEEN

BUT AGE DON’T MATTER WHEN IT’S TRUE LOVE

THE WAY THAT I LOVE SALLY

SO I’LL EAT MY FOOD AND I’LL GROW REAL BIG

AND I’LL BE BIG LIKE SALLY

 

VERSE 1      1      1      5      5

5      5      5      1      1

1      1      1      5      5

5      5      5      1      1

 

CHORUS 1      4      1      5      5

5      5      5      1      1   (repeat)

 

TAKE MY HEART AND TRY AGAIN

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

TAKE MY HEART AND TRY AGAIN

DON’T LET THIS HEARTBREAK BRING LOVE TO AN END

THIS MIGHT BE THE WAY TO LET LOVE LIVE AGAIN

SO TAKE MY HEART AND TRY AGAIN

 

NOTHING HURTS YOU MORE THAN WHEN A LOVE GOES WRONG

OR MEMORIES THAT STILL LINGER WHEN YOU HEAR THAT SPECIAL SONG

BUT BROKEN HEARTS AND MEMORIES ALWAYS SEEM TO MEND

SO TAKE MY HEART AND TRY AGAIN

 

YOU SAY NOTHING YOU TRY SEEMS TO EASE THE PAIN

YOU THINK ALL OF YOUR TOMORROWS WILL BE LIKE YESTERDAY

BUT YOU HAVEN’T TRIED A HEART WHERE LOVE DOESN’T END

SO TAKE MY HEART AND TRY AGAIN

 

CHORUS       1     1      2m     2m

5      5      4      1

1      1      4      2m

5      5      1      1

 

VERSE     1      1      4      2m

5      5      4      1

1      1      4      2m

5      5      1      1

 

 

TEARDROPS IN MY EYES            Cecil Brandenburg

 

THESE HEARTACHES NOW ARE ON MY WAY

WHAT MAKES YOU WANT TO BE THAT WAY

YOU CHEATED ON ME AND YOU LIED

YOU PUT TEARDROPS IN MY EYES

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

I FOUND OUT WHAT THEY SAY IS TRUE

I HOPE SOMEDAY THAT YOU’LL BE BLUE

AND THEN YOU’LL KNOW DEAR WHY I CRY

WITH THESE TEARDROPS IN MY EYES

 

I HEARD THE RUMORS OVER TOWN

THAT SOME DAY YOU’D LET ME DOWN

I’LL TURN MY HEAD WHEN GOSSIP FLIES

‘CAUSE IT PUTS TEARDROPS IN MY EYES

 

I NEVER THOUGHT YOU’D LET ME DOWN

BUT NOW AT LAST I UNDERSTAND

YOU BROKE OUR PROMISES AND VOWS

YOU’LL HAVE TO PAY FOR IT SOMEHOW

 

VERSE 1      1      4      4

5 (2m) 5      1      1

1      1      4      4

5 (2m) 5      1      1

 

CHORUS 5      5      1      1

2      2      5      5

1      1      4      4

5 (2m) 5      1      1

 

 

TENNESSEE STUD                  Jimmy Driftwood

 

ALONG ABOUT EIGHTEEN AND TWENTY-FIVE

I LEFT TENNESSEE VERY MUCH ALIVE

I NEVER WOULD HAVE GOT THROUGH THE ARKANSAS MUD

IF I HADN’T BEEN A-RIDIN’ THAT TENNESSEE STUD

 

I HAD A LITTLE TROUBLE WITH MY SWEETHEART’S PA

ONE OF HER BROTHERS WAS A BAD OUTLAW

I SENT HER A LETTER BY MY UNCLE FUDD

AND I RODE AWAY ON THE TENNESSEE STUD

 

CHORUS:

 

THE TENNESSEE STUD WAS LONG AND LEAN

THE COLOR OF THE SUN AND HIS EYES WERE GREEN

HE HAD THE NERVE AND HE HAD THE BLOOD

AND THERE NEVER WAS A HORSE LIKE THE TENNESSEE STUD

 

I WAS A-RIDIN’ THROUGH A BEAUTIFUL LAND

WHEN I RAN SMACK INTO AN INDIAN BAND

THEY JUMPED THEIR NAGS WITH A WHOOP AND A YELL

AND WE TOOK OFF LIKE A BAT OUT OF HELL

 

I CIRCLED THEIR CAMP A TIME OR TWO

JUST TO SHOW WHAT A TENNESSEE HORSE CAN DO

THE REDSKIN BOYS NEVER GOT MY BLOOD

‘CAUSE I WAS A-RIDIN’ THE TENNESSEE STUD

 

WE DRIFTED ON DOWN INTO NO-MAN’S LAND

WE CROSSED THAT RIVER CALLED THE RIO GRANDE

I RACED MY HORSE WITH A SPANIARD’S FOAL

TILL I GOT ME A SKIN FULL OF SILVER AND GOLD

 

ME AND A GAMBLER, WE COULDN’T AGREE

WE GOT IN A FIGHT OVER TENNESSEE

WE JERKED OUR GUNS, HE DROPPED WITH A THUD

AND I GOT AWAY ON THE TENNESSEE STUD

 

WELL, I GOT AS LONESOME AS A MAN CAN BE

DREAMIN’ OF MY GAL IN TENNESSEE

TENNESSEE STUD’S GREEN EYES TURNED BLUE

‘CAUSE HE WAS A-DREAMIN’ OF A SWEETHEART TOO

 

WE LOPED RIGHT ON ACROSS ARKANSAS

I WHIPPED HER BROTHER AND I WHUPPED HER PA

I FOUND THAT GIRL WITH THE GOLDEN HAIR

AND SHE WAS A-RIDIN’ THE TENNESSEE MARE

 

STIRRUP TO STIRRUP AND SIDE BY SIDE

WE CROSSED THE MOUNTAINS AND THE VALLEYS WIDE

WE CAME TO BIG MUDDY AND FORDED THE FLOOD

ON THE TENNESSEE MARE AND THE TENNESSEE STUD

 

PRETTY LITTLE BABY ON THE CABIN FLOOR,

A LITTLE HORSE COLT PLAYIN ‘ROUND THE DOOR

I LOVE THAT GIRL WITH THE GOLDEN HAIR

AND THE TENN. STUD LOVES THE TENN. MARE

 

VERSE   1       1    b7    b7     b7

1       1    1     5m(2 beats)   1      1

 

CHORUS  1       1    4     b6-5       5

1         1    1     5m(2 beats)   1      1

 

 

THERE AIN’T NO ASH WILL BURN

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

LOVE IS A PRECIOUS THING I’M TOLD

BURNS JUST LIKE WEST VIRGINIA COAL

BUT WHEN THE FIRE DIES DOWN IT’S COLD

THERE AIN’T NO ASH WILL BURN

 

I HAVE SEEN SNOW THAT FELL IN MAY

I HAVE SEEN RAIN ON CLOUDLESS DAYS

SOME THINGS ARE ALWAYS BOUND TO CHANGE

THERE AIN’T NO ASH WILL BURN

 

YOU SAY THIS LIFE IS NOT YOUR LOT

I CAN’T BE SOMETHING THAT I’M NOT

YOU CAN’T STOKE A FIRE THAT WE AIN’T GOT

THERE AIN’T NO ASH WILL BURN

 

THERE COMES A TIME IN EVERY LIFE

WHEN THERE ARE NO MORE TEARS TO CRY

YOU MUST LEAVE SOMETHING DEAR BEHIND

THERE AIN’T NO ASH WILL BURN

 

(add this half verse onto verse 3)

 

THERE IS A LESSON I HAVE LEARNED…

THERE AIN’T NO ASH THAT BURNS

 

(3/4)

 

4      5      1      1

4      5      1      1

4      5      6m     3m

4      5      1      1

 

 

THERE AIN’T NOBODY GONNA MISS ME

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

THERE AIN’T NOBODY GONNA MISS ME WHEN I’M GONE

THERE AIN’T NOBODY GONNA MOURN FOR ME TOO LONG

WON’T YOU WRITE THESE WORDS UPON MY HEADSTONE

THERE AIN’T NOBODY GONNA MISS ME WHEN I’M GONE

 

ONCE I HAD A LITTLE GIRL THAT I LOVED DEARLY

WE PLANNED THE DAY THAT SHE WOULD BE MY OWN

SOME OTHER MAN HAS STOLE MY DARLIN’ FROM ME

NOW THERE AIN’T NOBODY GONNA MISS ME WHEN I’M GONE

 

ONCE I HAD A LOVELY MOTHER DEAR AND DADDY

BUT NOW THEY’RE IN THE LAND WHERE ANGELS DWELL

THEY FOUND ETERNAL REST WAY UP IN HEAVEN

WHERE I FIND MY REWARD NO ONE CAN TELL

 

YOU’VE BEEN PATIENT, KIND, AND TRUE TO ME OLD ROVER

YOU’RE THE ONLY ONE THAT’S NEVER DONE ME WRONG

COME CLOSER WHILE I PET YOUR HEAD ALL OVER

THERE AIN’T NOBODY GONNA MISS ME WHEN I’M GONE

 

1      1      4      4

1      1      5      5

1      1      4      4

1      5      1      1

 

 

THERE IS A TIME             R. Dillard/M. Jayne

 

THERE IS A TIME FOR LOVE AND LAUGHTER

THE DAYS WILL PASS LIKE SUMMER STORMS

THE WINTER WINDS WILL FOLLOW AFTER

BUT THERE IS LOVE AND LOVE IS WARM

 

THERE IS A TIME FOR US TO WANDER

WHEN TIME IS YOUNG AND SO ARE WE

THE WOODS ARE GREENER OVER YONDER

THE PATH IS NEW, THE WORLD IS FREE

 

THERE IS A TIME WHEN LEAVES ARE FALLING

THE WOODS ARE GRAY, THE PATHS ARE OLD

THE SNOW WILL COME WHEN GEESE ARE CALLIN’

WE’LL NEED A FIRE AGAINST THE COLD

 

SOMEWHERE YOU’RE ROAMING IN THE SPRINGTIME

AND YOU’LL FIND YOUR LOVE IN THE SUMMER SUN

THE FROST WILL COME AND BRING THE HARVEST

AND YOU CAN SLEEP WHEN DAY IS DONE

 

 

1m     1m     1m     1m

3      3      1m     1m

3      3      1m     1m

6      7      1m     1m

 

 

THINK OF WHAT YOU’VE DONE

 

HEART TO HEART, DEAR HOW I NEED YOU

LIKE THE FLOWERS NEED THE DEW

LOVING YOU HAS BEEN MY LIFE, LOVE

CAN’T BELIEVE WE’RE REALLY THROUGH

 

CHORUS:

 

IS IT TRUE THAT I’VE LOST YOU

AM I NOT THE ONLY ONE

AFTER ALL THIS PAIN AND SORROW

DARLING, THINK OF WHAT YOU’VE DONE

 

I’M GOIN’ BACK TO OLD VIRGINIA

WHERE THE MOUNTAINS MEET THE SKY

IN THOSE HILLS I LEARNED TO LOVE YOU

LET ME STAY THERE TILL I DIE

 

VERSE    1      1-4    1      1

5      5      1      1

4      4      1      1

5      5      1      1

CHORUS    4      4      1      1

5      5      1      1

4      4      1      1

5      5      1      1

 

 

THIRSTY IN THE RAIN                  Peter Rowan

 

THERE’S AND EAGLE AND HE KEEPS ON FLYIN’

OVER MOUNTAINS CAPED WITH WHITE SNOW

IN GREEN VALLEYS LONESOME PEOPLE TRYIN’ SO HARD

TO TELL EACH OTHER WHAT THINK THEY KNOW

WITH GREEDY HANDS THEY TAKE EACH OTHER’S MONEY

JUST TO BUY BACK EACH OTHER’S PAIN

IN THIS LAND OF FLOWING MILK AND HONEY

THEY WANDER THIRSTY IN THE RAIN…THIRSTY IN THE RAIN

 

LIKE THAT EAGLE NOW MY SOUL IS FLYIN

OVER MOUNTAINS THROUGH CRIMSON MORNING SKIES

AND THERE DON’T SEEM TO BE NO SENSE IN STRUGGLIN’ SO HARD

THERE DON’T SEEM TO BE NO REASON WHY

I MUST FIGHT YOU FOR THE RICH MAN’S MONEY

I CAN’T BUY BACK HIS HELPLESS PAIN

HE SEEM SO USELESS AND SOMEHOW FUNNY

TO BE THIRSTY IN THE RAIN…THIRSTY IN ALL THIS RAIN

 

AND FARE-THEE-WELL NOW MY OWN TRUE LOVER

MY FACE YOU NEVER WILL SEE NO MORE

BUT THERE IS ONE PROMISE THAT IS GIVEN

I’LL MEET YOU ON THAT SHINING GOLDEN SHORE

GOLDEN SHORE, LOVE, WHERE THE EAGLE SOARS

SO HIGH ABOVE THE FRUITFUL PLAIN

I’M THE SAME FRIEND THAT YOU KNEW WHEN

WE WANDERED THIRSTY IN THE RAIN…THIRSTY IN THE RAIN

 

INTRO  b7     4      1      1   (x4)

 

VERSE  5      5      b7     b7

4      4      1      1

5      5      b7     b7

4      4      1      1

5      5      b7     b7

4      4      1      1

3m     3m     6m     6m

b7     4      1      2

b7     4      1      1

 

 

THIS IS THE GIRL I LOVE

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

IF YOU COULD SEE THIS MISERY

I KNOW THAT YOU’D COME HOME TO ME

THERE’S NO ONE ELSE I’D RATHER HAVE

TO HAVE YOUR LOVE, I’D BE SO PROUD TO SAY

THIS IS THE GIRL I LOVE

 

IN A CHURCH ON A MOUNTAIN FAR FAR AWAY

WE VOWED WE’D NEVER PART

I GAVE MY PLEDGE TO HONOR AND OBEY

AND THEN I BROKE YOUR HEART

 

WHAT CAN I DO DEAR, WHAT CAN I SAY

TO MAKE YOU CHANGE YOUR MIND

IF I CAN ONLY HAVE ANOTHER CHANCE

I’D NEVER LEAVE YOU BEHIND

 

CHORUS 1      1      4      4

5      5      1      1

1      1      4      4

5      5      1      b7

4      5      1      1

 

VERSE 4      1      5      1

4      1      5      5

1      4      5      1

4      5      1      1

 

 

THIS MORNING AT NINE                     S. Campbell

 

I AWOKE THIS MORNING FROM A LOVELY DREAM

AND LOOKED ABOUT THIS LONELY ROOM OF MINE

SOMEWHERE IN THE DISTANCE TO ME IT SEEMS

CHURCH BELLS ARE RINGING THIS MORNING AT NINE

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

BITTER TEARS I’M SHEDDING ALL BECAUSE OF YOU

I’M LIKE A LONELY PRISONER SERVING HIS TIME

THINKIN’ OF THE DAYS THE DAYS WHEN LOVE WAS TRUE

BUT YOU’LL WED ANOTHER THIS MORNING AT NINE

 

MY POOR BROKEN HEART, IT’S STARTING TO CRY

AS I REALIZE YOU NEVER COULD BE MINE

JUST THEN I REMEMBERED WHAT DAY IT REALLY WAS

YOU’LL WED ANOTHER THIS MORNING AT NINE

 

VERSE 1      1      4      4

5      5      1      1

1      1      4      4

5      5      5      1      1

 

CHORUS 1      1      4      4

5      5      5      1      1

1      1      4      4

5      5      5      1      1

 

 

THIS WEARY HEART

 

I WAIT FOR YOU DEAR ALL NIGHT LONG

IT SEEMS YOU NEVER DO GET HOME

A FALL ASLEEP AT THE BREAK OF DAY

JUST TO DRIVE THESE AWFUL BLUES AWAY

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

WAKE UP SWEETHEART, THE NIGHT HAS PASSED

YOU’VE SLEPT YOUR TROUBLES ALL AWAY

GET READY NOW TO LOVE AGAIN

THIS WEARY HEART YOU’VE STOLE AWAY

 

I HEARD YOU CRYING IN YOUR SLEEP

YOU SAID YOU’D FOUND SOMEBODY NEW

SO I’LL GO ON AND JUST PRETEND

I COULD NEVER LOVE NO ONE BUT YOU

 

HOW CAN YOU TREAT ME LIKE YOU DO

YOU KNOW I’VE NEVER DONE YOU WRONG

MY HEART WILL ALWAYS WORSHIP YOU

BUT STILL EACH NIGHT I’M LEFT ALONE

 

1      1      4      4

5      5      1      1

1      1      4      4

5      5      1      1

 

 

THOSE MEMORIES

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

THOSE MEMORIES OF YOU STILL HAUNT ME

EVERY NIGHT WHEN I LAY DOWN

I’LL ALWAYS LOVE YOU MY LITTLE DARING

UNTIL THE DAY THEY LAY ME DOWN

 

IN DREAMS OF YOU MY BODY TREMBLES

I WAKE UP AND CALL YOUR NAME

BUT YOU’RE NOT THERE AND I’M SO LONESOME

WITHOUT YOUR LOVE I’D GO INSANE

I CLOSE MY EYES AND YOU’RE THERE WITH ME

YOUR KISS I FEEL, YOUR FACE I SEE

IT’S NOT YOUR LIPS NOW THAT DRIVE ME CRAZY

IT’S JUST YOUR HAUNTING MEMORY

 

1      1-b7       1      1

1          1-b7       5      5

47     47    1      1

4      5     1      1

 

 

TILL MY DYIN’ DAY                  Richard Bennett

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

I CAN FEEL THE HEARTACHE COMIN’ ON DARLIN’

I CAN FEEL THE BLUES MOVIN’ IT MY WAY

IF YOU EVERY CHANGE YOUR MIND I’M HOPING YOU WILL FIND

I’M A-GONNA LOVE YOU TILL MY DYIN’ DAY

 

I WISH YOU COULD KNOW HOW MUCH I’VE MISSED YOU

SINCE THE DAY YOU TOLD ME GOODBYE

DO YOU THINK OUR TIME TOGETHER WAS A PAIN LOVE

DO YOU MISS ME ON THOSE COLD AND LONELY NIGHTS

 

THROUGH THE YEARS I’VE WONDERED IF YOU MISS ME

AND DOES THE TIME SEEM WEARY IN YOUR HEART

AS STORIES ARE TOLD OUR LOVE IS GROWIN’ COLD

THERE’S NO REASON FOR US TO BE APART

 

CHORUS 1      1      4      4

1      1      5      5

1      1      4      4

1      5      1      1

 

VERSE 1      1      1      1

1      1      5      5

1      1      4      4

1      5      1       1

 

 

TILL THE END OF THE WORLD GOES ROUND   Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs

 

I TRIED TO SAIL THE SEA OF LIFE, I RODE MY BOAT ALONE

YOUR LOVE MEANT NOTHIN’ TO ME DEAR, MY HEART WAS MADE OF STONE

TILL THE HARBOR FILLED WITH LONELINESS MY LITTLE BOAT WAS MOORED

AND ON THE DAY I FIRST MET YOU I FELL RIGHT OVERBOARD

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

TILL THE END OF THE WORLD GOES ROUND I’LL KEEP ON LOVING YOU

AS LONG AS THE SUN COMES UP AND COMES DOWN

AND THE BIG BLUE SKY COMES DOWN TO THE GROUND

AS LONG AS THE WORLD GOES ROUND AND ROUND I’LL KEEP ON LOVING YOU

 

WHENEVER YOU’RE AROUND ME DEAR MY HEART JUST WON’T KEEP STILL

AND WHEN IT COMES TO KISSIN’ YOU I’LL NEVER GET MY FILL

THEY SAID I’D NEVER SETTLE DOWN, THAT I WOULD ALWAYS ROAM

I COULD NEVER BE THE KIND FOR A LOVIN’ WIFE AND HOME

 

SO NOW I KNOW THE WAY I FELT WAS ONLY SELFISH PRIDE

I THOUGHT MY HEART WAS FIREPROOF BUT YOU BURNED YOUR WAY INSIDE

NOW TELL ME WHAT I’VE GOT TO DO AND TELL ME HOW IT STANDS

THE CARDS ARE ON THE TABLE DEAR, MY LIFE IS IN YOUR HANDS

 

VERSE 1      1      1      4

5      5      5      1

1      1      1      4

5      5      5      1      1

 

CHORUS 1      1      4      4

5      5      5      5

5      5      5      1      1

 

 

TOY HEART                            Bill Monroe

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

DARLIN’ YOU TOYED WITH A TOY HEART

I THINK I PLAYED THE GAME RIGHT FROM THE START

THIS TOY HEART WAS BROKEN WHEN THE PARTING WORDS WERE SPOKEN

DARLIN’ YOU TOYED WITH A TOY HEART

 

YOU PLAYED WITH MY POOR HEART LIKE A TOY

THAT TOY BROKE AND THEN WE HAD TO PART

IT NEVER CAN BE MENDED, I HOPE THIS ROMANCE ENDED

DARLIN’ YOU TOYED WITH A TOY HEART

 

NOW DARLIN’ MY TIME WILL COME SOMEDAY

TIME ALONE WILL HEART MY BROKEN HEART

THE CLOUDS WILL ROLL AWAY AND THE SUN WILL SHINE SOMEDAY

DARLIN’ YOU TOYED WITH A TOY HEART

 

NOW DARLIN’ YOU KNOW YOU DONE ME WRONG

YOUR LOVE FOR ME HAS PASSED AND GONE

I’LL FIND SOMEBODY NEW, I HOPE THAT THEY’LL BE TRUE

DARLIN’ YOU TOYED WITH A TOY HEART

 

1      5      1      1

4      4      1      1

4      4      1      1

1      5      1      1

 

 

TRAIL OF TEARS                     Peter Rowan

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

IN THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS IN NORTH CAROLINA

THAT’S WHERE I HAVE RAMBLED FOR MANY LONG YEARS.

IN THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS IN NORTH CAROLINA

I’VE FOLLOWED THE TRAIL OF TEARS…OOO…

 

I’VE BEEN THINKIN’ OF DAYS GONE BY, I’VE BEEN RAISIN’ MY SPIRITS HIGH

I’VE BEEN WINKING AT THE YEARS

MEMORIES OF OUR MOUNTAIN HOME, NOW I WANDER ALL ALONE

I’VE BEEN BLINKING BACK THE TEARS

 

YELLOW TALLOW CANDLE BURNING BRIGHTLY IN THE WINDOW

CALLIN’ ME BACK THROUGH THE PAIN

HOOF BEATS SOUND LIKE THUNDER, BATTLE CRIES STEAL THE WONDER

LIGHTNING ILLUMINATES THE RAIN

 

DUSTY BARE FEET STANDING ON THE ROAD THAT LEADS TO NOWHERE

FROM OUR EMPTY CABIN DOOR

RED CLOUD SAID HE SAW YOU ON THE PATH TO OKLAHOMA

BUT NO ONE REMEMBERS ANY MORE

 

CHORUS 1      5      5      1      4      4

1      1      2      5      5

1      5      5      1      4      4

1      5      3      3

4      5      1      1

 

VERSE 6m     5      4      1

2m     5      1      1

6m     5      4      1

2      2      5      5

 

 

THE TRAIN CARRYING JIMMIE RODGERS HOME    Greg Brown

 

COME ALONG MY DEAR, THE TIME IS DRAWIN’ NEAR

WE’LL HAVE TO WALK DOWN BY THE FIELD THAT’S OVERGROWN

CONSUMPTION CLAIMED HIS LIFE AND WE DARE NOT MISS THE SIGHT

OF THE TRAIN CARRYING JIMMIE RODGERS HOME

 

WE HAD SOME HARD TIMES THESE PAST FEW YEARS

WE LOST THE FARM–ALMOST LOST OUR SPIRITS TOO

OH BUT IT’S THE STRANGEST THING WHEN WE HEARD THAT MAN SING

OH WE KNEW SOMEHOW WE’D MAKE IT THROUGH

 

CHORUS:

 

I CAN HEAR THAT WHISTLE BLOW, THAT OLD TRAIN IS ROLLIN’ SLOW

SOUNDS LIKE IT’S CRYIN FOR THE SINGIN’ BRAKEMAN TOO

BACK TO THE SUNNY SOUTH HE’LL GO AND HE’LL NEVER ROAM NO MORE

HERE COMES THE TRAIN CARRYING JIMMY RODGERS HOME

 

COME HERE MY LITTLE SON AND LET ME HOLD YOU, HON

I WANT YOU TO REMEMBER WHEN YOU ARE GROWN

HOW YOUR MAMA AND YOUR DAD WERE SO PROUD AND SO SAD

WATCHIN’ THE TRAIN CARRYING JIMMIE RODGERS HOME  (chorus)

 

(3/4)

 

VERSE    1      17     4      1

6m     27     5      5

1      17     4      5

6m     5      1      1

 

CHORUS    4      4      1      1

27     27     5      5

1       17     4      1

6m     5      1      1

 

 

TRAVELIN’ PRAYER

 

HEY LORD, WON’T YOU LOOK ALL AROUND

TONIGHT AND FIND WHERE MY BABY’S GONNA BE

HEY LORD, WON’T YOU LOOK OUT FOR HER TONIGHT

BECAUSE SHE’S FAR ACROSS THE SEA

GOOD LORD, WON’T YOU LOOK OUT FOR HER TONIGHT

AND MAKE SURE THAT SHE’S GONNA BE ALL RIGHT

AND THINGS ARE GONNA BE ALL RIGHT WITH ME

 

HEY LORD, WON’T YOU LOOK OUT FOR HER TONIGHT

AND MAKE SURE THAT ALL HER DREAMS ARE SWEET

STAY ALERT, WON’T YOU GATHER ALONG THE ROADS

AND MAKE THEM SOFT BELOW HER FEET

GOOD LORD, WON’T YOU LOOK OUT FOR HER TONIGHT

AND MAKE SURE THAT SHE’S GONNA BE ALL RIGHT

TILL SHE’S HOME HERE WITH ME

 

HEY LORD, WON’T YOU LOOK OUT FOR HER TONIGHT

BECAUSE SHE’S SLEEPIN’ UNDER THE SKY

STAY NEAR AND MAKE SURE THE GROUND SHE’S

SLEEPIN’ ON IS ALWAYS WARM AND DRY

GOOD LORD, DON’T YOU GIVE HER TOO MUCH RAIN

TRY TO KEEP HER AWAY FROM PAIN

‘CAUSE MY BABY HATES TO CRY

 

1      1      4      b7

1      4      1      5

1      1      4      b7

5      5      5      5

1      4      b7     b3     b6     5

1      4      1      5

1      4      1      5

 

 

TURN YOUR RADIO ON

 

WELL, COME AND LISTEN TO A RADIO STATION

WHERE THE MIGHTY HOSTS OF HEAVEN SING

TURN YOUR RADIO ON, TURN YOUR RADIO ON

IF YOU WANT TO FEEL THOSE GOOD VIBRATIONS

COMIN’ FROM THE JOY HIS LOVE CAN BRING

TURN YOUR RADIO ON, TURN YOUR RADIO ON

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

TURN YOUR RADIO ON AND LISTEN TO THE MUSIC IN THE AIR

TURN YOUR RADIO ON AND THE GLORY SHARE

TURN YOUR LIGHTS DOWN LOW AND LISTEN TO THE MASTER’S RADIO

GET IN TOUCH WITH GOD, TURN YOUR RADIO ON

 

DON’T YOU KNOW THAT EVERYBODY IS A RADIO RECEIVER

ALL YOU GOTTA DO IS LISTEN FOR THE CALL

TURN YOUR RADIO ON, TURN YOUR RADIO ON

IF YOU LISTEN IN YOU WILL BE A BELIEVER

LEANIN’ ON THE TRUTH THAT’LL NEVER FALL

GET IN TOUCH WITH GOD, TURN YOUR RADIO ON

 

1      1      4      1

1      1      5      5

1      1      4      1

1      5      1-4    1

 

 

TWO-DOLLAR BILL

 

CLOUDY IN THE EAST AND IT LOOKS LIKE RAIN

LOOKS LIKE RAIN, LORD, IT LOOKS LIKE RAIN

CLOUDY IN THE EAST AND IT LOOKS LIKE RAIN

I’M ON MY LONG JOURNEY HOME

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

LOST ALL MY MONEY BUT A TWO-DOLLAR BILL

TWO-DOLLAR BILL, LORD, A TWO-DOLLAR BILL

LOST ALL MY MONEY BUT A TWO-DOLLAR BILL

I’M ON MY LONG JOURNEY HOME

 

BLACK SMOKE A-RISIN’ AND IT SURELY IS A TRAIN

SURELY IS A TRAIN, LORD, IT SURELY IS A TRAIN

BLACK SMOKE A-RISIN’ AND IT SURELY IS A TRAIN

I’M ON MY LONG JOURNEY HOME

 

I HEAR THE TRAIN A-COMIN’ AND I’LL SOON BE GONE

SOON BE GONE, LORD, I’LL SOON BE GONE

I HEAR THE TRAIN A-COMIN’ AND I’LL SOON BE GONE

I’M ON MY LONG JOURNEY HOME

 

IT’S DARK AND IT’S RAININ’ AND I GOTTA GO HOME

I GOTTA GO HOME LORD, I GOTTA GO HOME

DARK AND IT’S RAININ’ AND I GOTTA GO HOME

I’M ON MY LONG JOURNEY HOME

 

HOMESICK AND LONESOME AND I’M FEELIN’ MIGHTY BLUE

FEELIN’ MIGHTY BLUE LORD, I’M FEELIN’ MIGHTY BLUE

HOMESICK AND LONESOME AND I’M FEELIN’ MIGHTY BLUE

I’M ON MY LONG JOURNEY HOME

 

1      1      1      1

1      1      4      1

1      1      1      1

1      5      1      1

 

UNCLE PEN                       Bill Monroe

 

OH THE PEOPLE WOULD COME FROM FAR AWAY

TO DANCE ALL NIGHT TILL THE BREAK OF DAY

WHEN THE CALLER HOLLERED « DOSIE DO »

WE KNEW UNCLE PEN WAS READY TO GO

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

LATE IN THE EVENING ABOUT SUNDOWN

HIGH ON THE HILL AND ABOVE THE TOWN

UNCLE PEN PLAYED THE FIDDLE, LAWD, HOW IT’D RING

YOU COULD HEAR IT TALK, YOU COULD HEAR IT SING

 

HE PLAYED AN OLD TUNE CALLED SOLDIER’S JOY

AND HE PLAYED THE ONE CALLED BOSTON BOY

BUT THE GREATEST OF ALL WAS JENNY LYNN

TO ME THAT’S WHERE THE FIDDLIN’ BEGINS

 

I’LL NEVER FORGET THAT MOURNFUL DAY

WHEN UNCLE PEN WAS CALLED AWAY

HE HUNG UP HIS FIDDLE AND HE HUNG UP HIS BOW

HE KNEW IT WAS TIME FOR HIM TO GO

 

SOLO 1      1      1      5-1

1      1      1      5-1

4      1      1        5-1

1      1      1      5 (2 beats)    1      1

 

VERSE 1      1      1          5-1

1      1      1        5 (2 beats)  1      17

 

CHORUS 4      1      1        5-1

1(STOP)    (1)      (1)       (5 2 beats)  (2-measure guitar run)

 

Jenny Lynn (optional ending)

 

1       1      1        5-1

1       1      1        5-1

 

 

UNCONDITIONAL LOVE

 

PEOPLE THINK I’M CRAZY TO KEEP ON LOVING YOU

AFTER ALL THE CHANGES YOU’VE PUT ME THROUGH

BUT THEY DON’T UNDERSTAND THE NATURE OF MY LOVE

YOU CAN TURN YOUR BACK ON ME BUT I WILL NEVER GIVE YOU UP

 

CHORUS (after each verse and bridge):

 

IT’S AN UNCONDITIONAL LOVE I HAVE FOR YOU

AND IT JUST GETS STRONGER NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO

UNDENIABLE FEELIN’ FOREVER TRUE

OH . . . UNCONDITIONAL LOVE  (intro)

 

I DON’T CARE HOW LONG IT TAKES TO GET TO YOU

SOME DAY I KNOW I’LL SEE MY DREAM COME TRUE

UNTIL I HAVE YOU I’VE GOT NOTHING BUT TIME

I’M GONNA KEEP ON TRYIN’ UNTIL I MAKE YOU MINE

 

BRIDGE:

 

THIS IS THE ONLY WAY TO LOVE

IT COMES TO YOU WHEN YOU GIVE ENOUGH  (x4)

 

INTRO 1     4-5    1      4-5

 

VERSE 4     1      2m-13 bass   4-5

4     1      2m-13 bass   4-5

 

CHORUS 1     4-5    1      4-5

1     4-5    4-5    1

 

BRIDGE 4-1       2m-1       4-1    2m-1

(vocals enter) 4-1      2m-1       4-1    2m-1

4-1       2m-1       4-1    2m-5

 

 

WABASH CANNONBALL

 

I STOOD ON THE ATLANTIC OCEAN, ON THE WIDE PACIFIC SHORE

HEARD THE QUEEN OF FLOWING MOUNTAINS TO THE SOUTH BELLE BY THE DOOR

SHE’S LONG TALL AND HANDSOME, SHE’S LOVED BY ONE AND ALL

SHE’S A MODERN COMBINATION CALLED THE WABASH CANNONBALL

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

LISTEN TO THE JINGLE, THE RUMBLE AND THE ROAR

AS SHE GLIDES ALONG THE WOODLANDS THROUGH THE HILLS AND BY THE SHORE

HEAR THE MIGHTY RUSH OF THE ENGINE, HEAR THE LONESOME HOBOES CALL

TRAVELIN’ THROUGH THE JUNGLE ON THE WABASH CANNONBALL

 

NOW THE EASTERN STATES ARE DANDY SO THE WESTERN PEOPLE SAY

FROM NEW YORK TO ST. LOUIE AND CHICAGO BY THE WAY

FROM THE HILLS OF MINNESOTA WHERE THE RIPPLING WATERS FALL

NO CHANCES CAN BE TAKEN ON THE WABASH CANNONBALL

 

SHE CAME DOWN FROM BIRMINGHAM ONE COLD DECEMBER DAY

AS SHE PULLED INTO THE STATION YOU COULD HEAR ALL THE PEOPLE SAY

HERE’S A GAL FROM TENNESSEE, SHE’S LONG AND SHE’S TALL

SHE CAME DOWN TO BIRMINGHAM ON THE WABASH CANNONBALL

 

HERE’S TO DADDY CLAXTON, MAY HIS NAME FOREVER STAND

AND ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED THROUGH THE PARTS OF ALL THIS LAND

HIS EARTHLY DAYS ARE OVER AND THE CURTAINS ‘ROUND HIM FALL

THEY’LL CARRY HIM HOME TO VICTORY ON THE WABASH CANNONBALL

 

1      1      1      4

5      5      5      1

1      1      1      4

5      5      5      1      1

 

 

WAITING FOR YOU                        Richard Bennett

 

I’VE SPENT MOST OF MY LIFE LOOKIN’ FOR THE LOVE WE ONCE HAD

HOW COULD A LOVE THAT WAS SO RIGHT SUDDENLY FIND ANOTHER MAN

WHEN YOU’RE LONELY AND WONDERING ABOUT THE WAY THINGS USED TO BE

DON’T PASS ME BY AND DON’T FORGET OUR LOVE THAT ONCE WAS A DREAM

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

LOVE SO SWEET AND TENDER, THERE’LL NEVER BE ANOTHER

NO ONE COULD EVERY LOVE ME LIKE YOU DO

I’VE SPENT THE REST OF MY LIFE THROUGH THE YEARS WAITING FOR YOU

 

NIGHT AFTER NIGHT I DREAM YOUR LOVE WILL RETURN

HOW LONG CAN A MAN GO ON, BY NOW I GUESS I SHOULD HAVE LEARNED

WHEN YOU’RE LONELY AND WONDERING ABOUT THE WAY THINGS USED TO BE

DON’T PASS ME BY AND DON’T FORGET OUR LOVE THAT ONCE WAS A DREAM

 

VERSE 1      1      4      4      1      1

1      1      2      2      5      5

1      1      1      1      4      4

1      1      5      5      1      1

 

CHORUS 4      4      4      4      4      4

1      1      5      5      1      1

 

 

A WALK IN THE IRISH RAIN

 

WHEN THE SUN GOES DOWN O’ER DUBLIN TOWN

THE COLORS LAST FOR HOURS, OH

THE LIGHTS COME ON, THE NIGHT’S A SONG

AND THE STREETS ALL TURN TO GOLD

 

A GENTLE MIST, ALL HEAVEN-KISSED

LIKE TEARDROPS OFF AN ANGEL’S WING

DON’T YOU KNOW YOU PLANNED YOUR SOUL

WITH A WALK IN THE IRISH RAIN  (chorus and intro)

 

CHORUS:

 

OH KATHERINE TAKE MY HAND

I’VE GOT THREE POUNDS AND CHANGE

AND I’LL SING YOU SONGS OF LOVE AGAIN

AND WHEN I GET TOO DRUNK TO SING

WE’LL WALK IN THE IRISH RAIN

 

FOREVER MORE I’VE STEPPED ASHORE

MY SAILING DAYS ARE OVER, OH,

THROUGH TIME AND TIDE BY YOUR SIDE

TOGETHER WE’LL GROW OLD

 

I PUT MY SEA BAG IN THE BIN

AND BROUGHT THESE PRETTY FLOWERS HOME

KISS ME KATE, WE’LL CELEBRATE

BEFORE THE BLOOM IS GONE  (chorus and intro)

 

A TINKER AND A TAILOR AND A DRUNKEN OLD SAILOR

THEY ALL GET TOGETHER AND THEY START TO PLAY

TIME STANDS STILL WHILE THEY SING THEIR FILL

OH SHOUT TILL THE BREAK OF DAY

 

A SWEET LITTLE LADY WITH A GLASS OF STOUT

SIPPIN’ IT DOWN TILL THE FOAM RUNS OUT

SHE’LL HELP HER OLD MAN HOME AGAIN

WITH A WALK IN THE IRISH RAIN  (chorus and intro)

 

VERSE    1     4-1  1      4-5

1     4-1  1-5    1

CHORUS/INTRO  1     2m       1      5

1     2m       3m     4

1-5   1

 

 

WALK ON BOY

 

WELL I WAS BORN ONE MORNIN’ WITH THE RAIN POURIN’ DOWN

I HEARD MY MAMA SAY TO MY PAPA « GONNA’ CALL JOHN HENRY ‘ROUND »

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

WALK ON BOY–WALK ON DOWN THE ROAD

THERE AIN’T NOBODY IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD

WHO GONNA’ HELP YOU CARRY YOUR LOAD

 

ONE DAY MY PAPA TOLD ME, « SON SOME ADVICE I’D LIKE TO GIVE TO YOU

FIND A GOOD WOMAN, BE GOOD TO HER AND SHE’S GONNA’ BE GOOD TO YOU »

 

WELL I LEFT MY MAMA AND PAPA JUST ABOUT THE AGE OF TEN

I GOT ME A JOB WORKIN’ ON THE LEVY TOTIN’ WATER FOR THE STEEL DRIVIN’ MEN

 

IF ANYBODY EVER SHOULD ASK YOU WHO’S THAT FELLA’ AROUND

SAY I’M THE GUY THAT LEFT THE HAMMER SMOKIN’

WHEN THEY TORE THAT OLD STEAM RAIL DOWN

 

VERSE  1m     5      1m     5

1m     4m     5      1m

 

CHORUS 1m     1m     1m     5      5

1m     4m     5      1m

 

 

WALK OUT IN THE RAIN

 

WALK OUT IF IT DOESN’T FEEL RIGHT

I CAN TELL YOU’RE ONLY LYIN’

IF YOU GOT SOMETHIN’ BETTER TONIGHT

THEN DON’T MESS UP MY MIND WITH YOUR CRYIN’

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

JUST WALK OUT IN THE RAIN, WALK OUT OF MY DREAMS

WALK OUT MY LIFE IF IT DON’T FEEL RIGHT

YOU CAN CATCH THE NEXT TRAIN, OH DARLIN

WALK OUT IN THE RAIN

 

I’VE COME FROM SO FAR AWAY

JUST TO PUT A RING ON YOUR FINGER

IF YOU SAID ALL THAT YOU GOT TO SAY

THEN PLEASE DON’T FEEL THE NEED TO LINGER

 

IT’S RAININ’ OUTSIDE AT THE CITY

AND MY POOR FEET HAVE WALKED TILL THEY’RE SORE

IF YOU DON’T WANT MY LOVE IT’S A PITY

I GUESS I CAN’T SEE YOU NO MORE

 

VERSE    1      4      1      1

1      4      1      1

1      4      1      1

1      4      1      1

 

CHORUS    1      1      5      5

1      1      4      4

1      1      5      5

1      47     1      47

 

 

WALK THE WAY THE WIND BLOWS              Tim O’Brien

 

UP ALONG THE HALLWAY, DOWN ALONG THE STAIRS

I CAN SEE THE PICTURES THAT WE MADE DOWN THROUGH THE YEARS

AND IT MAKES ME BLUE, DARLIN’ THINKIN’ OF THE PAST

AND I’M TRULY SORRY, I COULDN’T MAKE IT LAST

 

CHORUS:

 

WALK THE WAY THE WIND BLOWS, CRY THE TEARS I CRY

HOPIN’ FOR YOU DARLIN’ TO BE HERE BY MY SIDE

I GOTTA DO SOME THINKIN’ OF WHERE TO GO FROM HERE

WALK THE WAY THE WIND BLOWS, WIPE AWAY THE TEARS  (interlude)

 

I REMEMBER DARLIN’ WHEN YOU FIRST CAME TO ME

ALL THE AIR WAS SWEET THEN AND ALL OUR TIME WAS FREE

LIKE THE LEAVES THAT WITHER OUR HEARTS FADE AWAY

I THINK I’LL JUST GO OUT ALONE AND WALK MY BLUES AWAY  (chorus & interlude)

 

INTERLUDE  5      5      5      1      1

VERSE/CHORUS  1      1      4      4

5      5      1      1

1      1      4      4

5      5      5      1      1

 

WALLS OF TIME

 

THE WIND IS BLOWIN’ CROSS THE MOUNTAIN

AND DOWN ON THE VALLEY WAY BELOW

IT SWEEPS THE GRAVE OF MY DARLIN’

WHEN I DIE THAT’S WHERE I WANT TO GO

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

LORD SEND THE ANGELS FOR MY DARLIN’

AND TAKE HER TO THAT HOME ON HIGH

I’LL WAIT MY TIME OUT HERE ON EARTH, LOVE

AND COME TO YOU WHEN I DIE

 

I HEAR A VOICE OUT IN THE DARKNESS

IT MOANS AND WHISPERS THROUGH THE PINES

I KNOW IT’S MY SWEETHEART A-CALLIN’

I HEAR HER THROUGH THE WALLS OF TIME

 

OUR NAMES ARE CARVED UPON THE TOMBSTONES

I PROMISED YOU BEFORE YOU DIED

OUR LOVE WILL BLOOM FOREVER DARLIN’

WHEN WE REST SIDE BY SIDE

 

1      1      1      1

1      1      4      b7

1      1      1      1

4      b7     1      1

 

 

WANDERING BOY                         Lester Flatt

 

NOW OUT IN THE COLD WORLD AND FAR AWAY FROM HOME

SOME MOTHER’S BOY IS WANDERIN’ ALL ALONE

NO ONE TO GUIDE HIM OR KEEP HIS FOOTSTEPS RIGHT

SOME MOTHER’S BOY IS LONESOME TONIGHT

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

OH BRING BACK TO ME MY WANDERIN’ BOY

THERE IS NO OTHER LEFT TO BRING ME JOY

JUST TELL HIM HIS MOTHER WITH FADED CHEEKS AND HAIR

SHE’S AT THE OLD HOME AND WAITIN’ HIM THERE

 

NOW OUT IN THE HALLWAY THERE SITS A VACANT CHAIR

AND AN OLD PAIR OF SHOES THAT ONCE HE DID WEAR

EMPTY’S THE CRADLE THAT ONCE HE LOVED SO WELL

HOW I MISS HIM THERE’S NO ONE CAN TELL

 

NOW SEARCH TILL YOU FIND HIM AND BRING HIM BACK TO ME

FAR FAR AWAY, WHEREVER HE MAY BE

TELL HIM HIS MOTHER WITH FADED CHEEKS AND HAIR

SHE’S AT THE OLD HOME AND WAITIN’ HIM THERE

 

1      1      4      1

1      1      1      5

1      1      4      1

1      1      5      1      1

 

 

WAVE THE OCEAN, WAVE THE SEA

 

THE PRETTIEST GIRL I EVER SAW

STOOD ON THE BANKS OF THE ARKANSAS

HER CHEEKS WERE RED AND HER EYES WERE GREEN

THE PRETTIEST THING THAT EVER I’D SEEN

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

WAVE THE OCEAN WAVE THE SEA

WAVE THAT PRETTY GIRL BACK TO ME

WAVE THE OCEAN AND WAVE THE SAND

WAVE THIS WAY AND WAVE AGAIN

BACK TURN AND SWING

 

I COURTED HER A MANY A NIGHT

WE STROLLED THE LANE WITH HEARTS A’ LIGHT

BEFORE I ASKED HER FOR HER HAND

MY COUNTRY CALLED ME TO A FOREIGN LAND

 

IT WAS THREE LONG YEARS TILL I RETURNED

I WASN’T READY FOR WHAT I LEARNED

AS I SET SAIL ON A SILVER TIDE

A FEVER HAD STOLEN AWAY MY BRIDE

 

I’LL GO DOWN TO THE SILVER STRAND

WHERE WAVES COME CRASHING UPON THE LAND

I’LL TAKE THIS RING THAT WAS FOR MY BRIDE

AND THROW IT INTO THE ROLLING TIDE

 

VERSE    1      1      1

1      5(2 beats) 1      1

1      1      1

1      5(2 beats) 1      1

 

CHORUS    5      1      4-1    5-1

5      1      4-1    5(2 beats)

1      1-4    1      1

 

WAY DOWNTOWN

 

IT WAS LATE LAST NIGHT WHEN WILLIE CAME HOME

HEARD HIM A-RAPPIN’ ON THE DOOR

SLIPPIN’ AND A-SLIDIN’ WITH HIS NEW SHOES ON

WILLIE DON’T YOU RAP NO MORE

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

OH ME, OH MY

WHAT’S GONNA BECOME OF ME

WAY DOWNTOWN JUST FOOLIN’ AROUND

NO ONE TO STAND BY ME

 

ONE OLD SHIRT IS ABOUT ALL I’VE GOT

AND A DOLLAR IS ALL I CRAVE

BROUGHT NOTHING WITH ME INTO THIS WORLD

GONNA TAKE NOTHING TO MY GRAVE

 

WISH I WAS DOWN IN OLD BALTIMORE

SITTING IN AN EASY CHAIR

ONE ARM AROUND MY OLD GUITAR

AND THE OTHER AROUND MY DEAR

 

WISH I HAD A NEEDLE AND THREAD

AS FINE AS I COULD SEW

SEW ALL THE GOOD-LOOKING GIRLS TO MY BACK

AND DOWN THE ROAD I’D GO

 

4      4      1      1

5      5      1      1

4      4      1      1

5      5      1      1

 

 

WAYFARING STRANGER

 

I AM A POOR WAYFARING’ STRANGER

WHILE TRAVELING THROUGH THIS WORLD OF WOE

IF THERE’S NO SICKNESS TOIL OR DANGER

IN THAT BRIGHT WORLD TO WHICH I GO

 

CHORUS 1:

 

I’M GOING THERE TO SEE MY FATHER

I’M GOING THERE NO MORE TO ROAM

I’M ONLY GOING OVER JORDAN

I’M ONLY GOING OVER HOME

 

ALTHOUGH DARK CLOUDS WILL GATHER ROUND ME

I KNOW MY WAY IS ROUGH AND STEEP

YET BEAUTEOUS FIELDS LIE JUST BEFORE ME

WHERE GOD’S REDEEMED, THEIR VIGILS KEEP

 

CHORUS 2:

 

I’M GOING THERE TO SEE MY MOTHER

SHE SAID SHE’D MEET ME WHEN I COME

I’M ONLY GOING OVER JORDAN

I’M ONLY GOING OVER HOME

 

CHORUS 3:

 

I’LL SOON BE FREE FROM EVERY TRIAL

THIS FORM WILL REST BENEATH THE SOD

I’LL TAKE THE CROSS OF CHRIST’S DENIAL

AND ENTER IN THAT HOME WITH GOD

 

VERSE    1m     1m     1m     1m

4m     4m     1m     1m

1m     1m     1m     1m

4m     4m     1m     1m

 

CHORUS    6      6      3      3

6      3      5      5

1m     1m     1m     1m

4m     4m     1m     1m

 

 

WE CAN’T BE DARLINS ANYMORE           L. Flatt & C. Sechler

 

DARLIN YOU OFTEN SAID YOU LOVED ME

BUT YOU’VE GONE ON BEFORE

YOU DON’T KNOW DEAR HOW I MISS YOU

BUT WE CAN’T BE DARLINS ANYMORE

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

DARLIN’ I’M SAD AND LONELY

SINCE YOU’VE GONE ON BEFORE

FOR DOWN HERE ON THIS LONELY EARTH DEAR

WE CAN’T BE DARLINS ANYMORE

 

UNTIL WE MEET UP IN THERE HEAVEN

THE WE CAN WALK THE GOLDEN SHORE

BUT DOWN HERE ON THIS LONELY EARTH DEAR

WE CAN’T BE DARLINS ANYMORE

 

I HAVE LOST A MILLION TEARS DEAR

SINCE YOU LEFT THIS WORLD ALONE

BUT WE CAN NEVER AGAIN BE DARLINS

UNTIL WE MEET AROUND THE THRONE

 

1      1      4      4

5      5      1      1

1      1      4      4

5      5      1      1

 

 

WE LIVE IN TWO DIFFERENT WORLDS DEAR         Fred Rose

 

WE LIVE IN TWO DIFFERENT WORLDS DEAR

THAT’S WHY WE’RE SO FAR APART

YOU MADE YOUR WORLD OUT OF VOWS THAT ARE BROKEN

I BUILT A WORLD IN MY HEART

 

EVERYONE HERE TRIED TO WARN ME

YOU WERE JUST PLAYING A GAME

I TOLD THEM ALL WE WERE MEANT FOR EACH OTHER

I THOUGHT OUR WORLDS WERE THE SAME

 

IF YOU STAY OVER IN YOUR WORLD

OH HOW MY POOR HEART WILL PINE

DARLING SOMEDAY WHEN YOUR MEMORIES WANDER

WON’T YOU COME OVER TO MINE

 

WE LIVE IN TWO DIFFERENT WORLDS DEAR

MY WORLD IS HONEST AND TRUE

SWEETHEART REMEMBER WHEN YOUR WORLD GETS LONELY

I’LL STILL BE WAITING FOR YOU

 

1      1      4      4

1      1      5      5

1      1      4      4

1      5      1      1

 

 

WE’LL MEET IN HEAVEN SOME SWEET DAY

 

SHE WAS A LITTLE ANGEL SENT FROM HEAVEN

TO BRIGHTEN UP OUR HOME A LITTLE WHILE

BUT OUR DARLIN’S EYES GREW DIM, GOD CALLED HER UP AGAIN

HEAVEN SURELY FOUND OUR LITTLE CHILD

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

HOW WILL THE FLOWERS BLOOM IN THE SUMMERTIME

SINCE THE SUNSHINE OF HER SMILE HAS GONE AWAY

FOR THE BABY THAT WE LOVED HAD LEFT US ALL ALONE

BUT I KNOW WE’LL MEET IN HEAVEN SOME SWEET DAY

 

AS WE STOOD THERE GAZIN’ DOWN UPON OUR DARLIN’

HER LITTLE EYES WERE COLD AND SILENT BLUE

WHEN SHE WAS ONLY THREE GOD CALLED HER HOME TO BE

WITH THE ANGELS UP IN HEAVEN THERE TO VIEW

 

SOME DAY ALONG THE ROAD WE’LL FIND HER WAITING

WAITING, HOLDING OUT HER LITTLE HAND

ON GOD’S ETERNAL SHORE WE’LL LIVE FOREVER MORE

AND THE FLOWERS BLOOM FOREVER IN THAT LAND

 

VERSE 1      4      1      1

1      1      5      5

1      1      4      4

5      5      1      1

 

CHORUS 1      1      4      1

1      1      5      5

1      1      4      4

5      5      1      1

 

 

WHEN I CROSS TO THE OTHER SIDE OF JORDAN

 

THERE’S A HAPPY HAPPY DAY A-COMIN’ WHEN I LAY MY HEAVY BURDENS DOWN

I’LL SING AROUND THE THRONE ETERNAL AS THE SAINTS ALL MARCH AROUND

THERE’LL BE GLORY WHEN I MEET THE SAVIOR, HE’S THE ONE WHO DIED FOR ME

WHEN I CROSS TO THE OTHER SIDE OF JORDAN JUST BEYOND THAT CRYSTAL SEA

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

WHEN I CROSS TO THE OTHER SIDE OF JORDAN JUST BEYOND THAT HAPPY SHORE

WHEN I CROSS TO THE OTHER SIDE OF JORDAN TO LIVE FOREVER MORE

THERE’LL BE GLORY IN THE MORNIN’ BEFORE THE DAY THERE COMES THE NIGHT

WHEN I CROSS TO THE OTHER SIDE OF JORDAN WHERE JESUS IS THE LIGHT

 

I’LL HAVE SO MANY LOVED ONES WHO’VE MADE THIS TRIP I KNOW

OH HOW I LONG TO SEE THEM AS I JOURNEY HERE BELOW

YOU HEAR THEM TELL OF HEAVEN AND THE STREETS ALL PAVED WITH GOLD

WHEN I CROSS TO THE OTHER SIDE OF JORDAN

HEAR THE HALF THAT’S NEVER BEEN TOLD

 

1      1      6m-5        1

1      6m     27     5

1      1      6m-5        1

1      6m     1-5    1-4    1

 

 

WHEN IT’S LAMP LIGHTING TIME IN THE VALLEY

 

OH THERE’S A LAMP SHINING BRIGHT IN A CABIN

IN A WINDOW IT’S SHINING FOR ME

THEN I KNOW THAT MY MOTHER IS PRAYING

FOR THE BOY SHE IS LONGING TO SEE

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

WHEN IT’S LAMP LIGHTING TIME IN THE VALLEY

IN MY DREAMS I GO BACK TO MY HOME

OH I CAN SEE THAT OLD LAMP IN THE WINDOW

IT WILL GUIDE ME WHEREVER I ROAM

 

OH WHEN THE LAMP LIGHTS TONIGHT I CAN SEE HER

AS SHE ROCKS IN HER CHAIR TO AND FRO

THOUGH SHE’S PRAYING THAT I’LL COME BACK TO SEE HER

AND I KNOW THAT I NEVER CAN GO

 

VERSE    1      4      1      1

1      6m     5      5

1      4      1      1

5      5      1      1

CHORUS    4      5      1      1

1      6m     5      5

1      4      1      1

5      5      1      1

 

 

WHEN MY BLUE MOON TURNS TO GOLD

 

MEMORIES THAT LINGER IN MY HEART

MEMORIES THAT MAKE MY HEART GROW COLD

BUT SOME DAY THEY’LL LIVE AGAIN SWEETHEART

AND MY BLUE MOON AGAIN WILL TURN TO GOLD

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

WHEN MY BLUE MOON TURNS TO GOLD AGAIN

WHEN THE RAINBOW TURNS THE CLOUDS AWAY

WHEN MY BLUE MOON TURNS TO GOLD AGAIN

YOU’LL BE BACK WITHIN MY ARMS TO STAY

 

THE LIPS THAT USED TO THRILL ME SO

YOUR KISSES WERE MEANT FOR ONLY ME

IN MY DREAMS THEY LIVE AGAIN SWEETHEART

BUT MY GOLDEN MOON IS JUST A MEMORY

 

THE CASTLES WE BUILT OF DREAMS TOGETHER

WERE THE SWEETEST STORIES EVER TOLD

MAYBE WE WILL LIVE THEM ALL AGAIN

AND MY BLUE MOON AGAIN WILL TURN TO GOLD

 

1      1      5      5

5      5      1      1

1      1      5      5

4      5      1      1

 

 

WHEN SOMEONE WANTS TO LEAVE                        Dolly Parton

 

WELL WHEN YOU LOVE SOMEBODY WITH ALL YOUR HEART AND SOUL

AND YOU WANT TO KEEP THEM WITH YOU BUT YOU KNOW THEY WANT TO GO

WHAT DO YOU DO, WHAT DO YOU SAY

WHEN YOU KNOW THEY WANT TO LEAVE AS BAD AS YOU WANT THEM TO STAY

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

AND THERE’S NOTHING QUITE AS BAD AS A ONE-SIDED LOVE

WHEN ONE DON’T LOVE AT ALL AND THE OTHER LOVES TOO MUCH

IT’S A SAD SITUATION I MUST SAY

WHEN SOMEONE WANTS TO LEAVE AS BAD ASS YOU WANT THEM TO STAY

 

YOU KNOW HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU AND I KNOW YOU DON’T LOVE ME

AND I KNOW IT’S JUST A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE YOU LEAVE

BUT HOW DO I STAND ASIDE AND JUST LET YOU WALK AWAY

WHEN I KNOW YOU WANT TO LEAVE AS BAD AS I WANT YOU TO STAY

 

(TAG)

WHAT DO YOU DO, WHAT DO YOU SAY

WHEN YOU KNOW THEY WANT TO LEAVE AS BAD AS YOU WANT THEM TO STAY

 

VERSE 1      1      4      1

1      1      5      1      1

1      1      4      1

1      1      5      1      1

 

CHORUS 1      1      4      4

1      1      5      1      1

1      1      4      4

1      1      5      1      1

 

 

WHEN THE ROSES BLOOM IN DIXIELAND

 

WHEN THE ROSES BLOOM IN DIXIELAND

I’LL BE COMIN’ HOME TO YOU

WHEN THE BAND IS PLAYIN’ MUSIC GRAND

TO THE SWEETEST GIRL I EVER KNOW

OH I’M SAVING UP MY MONEY

TO BUY A LITTLE CABIN HOME FOR TWO

WHEN THE ROSES BLOOM IN DIXIELAND

I’LL BE COMIN’ HOME TO YOU

 

I JUST GOT A LETTER FROM THE SUNNY SOUTH

FROM MY GIRL IN TENNESSEE

SHE SAID SHE LOVED ME LIKE SHE USED TO DO

AND WAS WAITING THERE FOR ME

OH I ANSWERED UP HER LETTER

THOUGH I AM FAR AWAY

OH WHEN THE ROSES BLOOM IN DIXIELAND

I’LL BE COMIN’ HOME TO STAY

 

I LEFT HER STANDING BY THE RAILROAD TRACK

I SAID « HONEY WAIT FOR ME »

I’M GONNA MAKE A LOT OF MONEY UP NORTH

THEN IT’S ME FOR OLD TENNESSEE

OH I’M SAVIN UP MY MONEY

TO BUY A LITTLE CABIN HOME FOR TWO

WHEN THE ROSES BLOOM IN DIXIELAND

I’LL BE COMIN’ HOME TO STAY

 

1      1      1       1

5      5      1      1

1      1      1      1

27     27     5      5

5      5      1      1

4      4      37     37

4      4      1      67

27     57     1      1

 

 

WHEN THE SPRINGTIME COMES AGAIN

 

ONCE MORE I MUST LEAVE YOU LITTLE ANNIE

WE MUST PART AT THE END OF THE LANE

BUT YOU PROMISED ME LITTLE ANNIE

YOU’D BE WAITING WHEN THE SPRINGTIME COMES AGAIN

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

WHEN THE SPRINGTIME COMES ON THE MOUNTAIN

AND THE WILDFLOWERS SCATTER O’ER THE PLAIN

I WILL WATCH FOR THE LEAVES TO RETURN TO THE TREES

AND I’LL BE WAITING WHEN THE SPRINGTIME COMES AGAIN

 

WHEN THE SUN SHINES DOWN ON THE MOUNTAIN

AND THE WILD SHEEP ARE WANDERING ALL ALONE

WHEN THE BIRDS AND THE BEES ARE HUMMING

THEN I KNOW THAT SPRINGTIME WON’T BE LONG

 

THE SPRING HAS COME LITTLE ANNIE

I’M ON MY WAY TO THE LANE

FOR YOU PROMISED ME LITTLE ANNIE

THAT YOU’D BE WAITING WHEN THE SPRINGTIME COMES AGAIN

 

VERSE 1      1      4      4

1      1      5      5

1      1      4      4

1      5      1      1

 

CHORUS 5      5      1      1

1      1      5      5

1      1      4      4

1      5      1      1

 

 

WHEN YOU WILL CHANGE YOUR MIND

 

YOU TOLD ME THAT YOUR LOVE WAS TRUE

SWEETHEART I THOUGHT THE WORLD OF YOU

NOW YOU’VE LEFT ME ALL ALONE

I HAVE NO ONE TO CALL MY OWN

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

NOW SWEETHEART YOU DONE ME WRONG

YOU HAVE LEFT ME ALL ALONE

MAYBE THERE WILL COME A TIME

SWEETHEART WHEN YOU WILL CHANGE YOUR MIND

 

I NEVER SHALL FORGET THE DAY

WHEN YOU SAID YOU WERE GOIN’ AWAY

I COULDN’T BELIEVE THAT IT WAS TRUE

AFTER ALL THE LOVE I HAD FOR YOU

 

THIS ROAD IS ROUGH AND ROCKY TOO

AS I TRAVEL ON DEAR WITHOUT YOU

I’M STILL PRAYING FOR THE TIME

SWEETHEART WHEN YOU WILL CHANGE YOUR MIND

 

1       1      4      4

5      5      1      1

1      1      4      4

5      5      1      1

 

 

WHERE THE SOUL NEVER DIES

 

TO CANAAN’S LAND I’M ON MY WAY

WHERE THE SOUL (OF MAN) NEVER DIES

MY DARKEST NIGHT WILL TURN TO DAY

WHERE THE SOUL (OF MAN) NEVER DIES

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

(with simaultaneous vocal counter-lines):

 

DEAR FRIENDS THERE’LL BE NO SAD FAREWELLS

(NO SAD FAREWELLS)

THERE’LL BE NO TEAR-DIMMED EYES

(NO TEAR-DIMMED EYES)

WHERE ALL IS PEACE AND JOY AND LOVE

(WHERE ALL IS LOVE)

AND THE SOUL OF MAN NEVER DIES

(AND THE SOUL NEVER DIES)

 

A ROSE IS BLOOMING THERE FOR ME

WHERE THE SOUL (OF MAN) NEVER DIES

AND I WILL SPEND ETERNITY

WHERE THE SOUL (OF MAN) NEVER DIES

 

A LOVE LIGHT BEAMS ACROSS THE FOAM …

IT SHINES TO LIGHT THE SHORES OF HOME …

 

MY LIFE WILL END IN DEATHLESS SLEEP …

AND EVERLASTING JOYS I’LL REAP …

 

I’M ON MY WAY TO THAT FAIR LAND …

WHERE THERE WILL BE NO PARTING HAND …

 

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WHERE THE WILD RIVER ROLLS              Bob Amos

 

WHERE CAN I FIND SOME PEACE FOR MY MIND

I FEAR THAT MY HEART HAS GROWN COLD

YOU LEFT ME ALONE IN THIS WIDE WORLD TO ROAM

NOW I’M BOUND WHERE THE WILD RIVER ROLLS

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

I’M BOUND WHERE THE WILD RIVER ROLLS

I’M BOUND WHERE THE TALL PINE TREES GROW

THE COST OF OUR LOVE HAS TAKEN ITS TOLL

SO I’M BOUND WHERE THE WILD RIVER ROLLS

 

FIVE LONELY YEARS I’VE WAITED IN VAIN

HOPING FOR YOU TO COME HOME

I TOLD YOU THAT I COULDN’T LIVE WITHOUT YOUR LOVE

SO I’M BOUND WHERE THE WILD RIVER ROLLS

 

VERSE 1      b3     4      1

1      b3     5      5

1      b3     4      1

1      5       1      1

 

CHORUS b3     4      1      1

b3     4      5      5

1      b3     4      1

1      5      1      1

 

 

WHO’S THAT KNOCKIN’ AT MY DOOR              Pat Enright

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

WHO’S THAT KNOCKIN’ AT MY DOOR

HAVE I HEARD THAT KNOCK BEFORE

IS IT EVIL TRYIN’ TO GET INTO MY ROOM

WHO’S THAT TAPPIN’ AT MY WINDOW

WHO’S CALLIN ME TO GO

TO A PLACE THAT’S FILLED WITH DARK AND GLOOM

 

OH THIS LIFE THAT I’M LIVIN’

IT SEEMS SO UNFORGIVIN’

I FIND TROUBLE EVERYWHERE THAT I GO

I ALWAYS SEEK IT FIRST

JUST TO QUENCH MY BURNIN’ THIRST

IN WATERS THAT ARE COOL AS FALLIN’ SNOW

 

BUT THE WATERS ARE OH SO DEEP

WHAT YOU SOW YOU MUST REAP

NOW I HEAR HER KNOCKIN’ AT MY DOOR

IT’S EVIL STANDIN’ OUTSIDE

THERE’S NO PLACE TO RUN AND HIDE

CLUTCHED MY SOUL AND PRESSED MY TO THE FLOOR

 

OH I’VE BEEN DOWN THAT PATHWAY

IT ALWAYS LEADS THE WRONG WAY

BUT THIS TIME I DON’T THINK I’LL BE BACK

IT’S LIKE A FREIGHT TRAIN PULLIN’ ME

THERE’S A DARK TUNNEL AHEAD I SEE

THIS TRAIN’S GOIN’ DOWN A ONE-WAY TRACK

 

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1      5      1      1

1      1      1      1

1      5      1      1

 

 

WHOSE SHOULDER WILL YOU CRY ON

 

ONCE YOU WERE MY LIFE AND BREATH

WHEN YOU LOVED THIS BOY TO DEATH

THEN YOU RAMBLED AROUND TOO MUCH AND YOU LOST YOUR LOVIN’ TOUCH

NOW WHOSE SHOULDER WILL YOU CRY ON

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

YOU DIDN’T LOVE ME ALL ALONG

‘CAUSE YOU CAN’T LOVE AND DO ME WRONG

YOU DON’T LOVE ME NO MORE SO DON’T KNOCK ON ANOTHER DOOR

NOW WHOSE SHOULDER WILL YOU CRY ON

 

JUST LET THOSE HOT TEARS BURN YOUR EYES

THEY’RE JUST PAIN FOR ALL THE LIES

THAT MADE A WRECK OF ME FROM THAT CHAIN I’VE BEEN SET FREE

NOW WHOSE SHOULDER WILL YOU CRY ON

 

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1      1      5      5

1      1      4      4

1      5      1      1

 

CHORUS    4      4      1      1

1      1      5      5

1      1      4      4

1      5      1      1

 

 

WHY DON’T YOU TELL ME SO            Lester Flatt

 

I CAN TELL BY THE LOOK IN YOUR EYES

THAT YOU STILL CARE FOR ME

BUT SOMEHOW YOU JUST WON’T ADMIT

THAT’S WHY IT’S SO LONELY YOU SEE

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

NOW IF YOU HAVE MADE UP YOUR MIND

AND IF YOU STILL WANT ME TO KNOW

WHY DO YOU KEEP ME IN DOUBT

WHY DON’T YOU TELL ME SO

 

EACH NIGHT THERE’S TEARS UPON MY PILLOW

THEY’RE ALL BECAUSE OF YOU I KNOW

DEAR I CAN’T GO ON THIS WAY

WHY DON’T YOU TELL ME SO

 

NOW THERE’LL COME A TIME LITTLE DARLIN’

WHEN YOU WILL WANT ME I KNOW

BUT DEAR IT WILL THEN BE TOO LATE

FOR YOU TO TELL ME SO

 

VERSE 1      1      1      1

1      1      5      5

1      1      4      4

1      5      1      1

 

CHORUS 4      4      1      1

1      1      5      5

1      1      1      1

5      5      1      1

 

 

WHY YOU BEEN GONE SO LONG

 

EVERY TIME THAT IT RAINS LORD I GO TO MY WINDOW

ALL I DO IS JUST RING MY HANDS AND MOAN

LISTEN TO THAT THUNDER, LORD, CAN’T YOU HEAR THAT LONESOME WIND BLOW

TELL ME BABY WHY YOU BEEN GONE SO LONG

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

TELL ME BABY WHY YOU BEEN GONE SO LONG, YOU BEEN GONE SO LONG

TELL ME BABY WHY YOU BEEN GONE SO LONG

WOLF SCRATCHIN’ AT MY DOOR, CAN’T YOU HEAR THAT LONESOME WIND BLOW

TELL ME BABY WHY YOU BEEN GONE SO LONG

 

SOMEBODY SAID THEY THOUGHT THEY SAW YOU ROLLING DOWN IN RENO

WITH A BIG OLD MAN FROM SAN ANTONE

THEY TELL ME I’M A FOOL TO PINE FOR YOU BUT WHAT DO THEY KNOW

TELL ME BABY WHY YOU BEEN GONE SO LONG

 

AIN’T NOTHIN’ I WANT TO DO SO GUESS I COULD GO GET STONED

AND LET THE PAST PAINT PICTURES IN MY HEAD

KILL OF A FIFTH OF THUNDERBIRD AND TRY TO WRITE A SAD SONG

TELL ME BABY WHY YOU BEEN GONE SO LONG

 

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1      1      5      5

1      1      4      1

5      5      1      1

 

 

WILD BILL JONES

 

AS I WENT OUT FOR TO TAKE A LITTLE WALK

I CAME UPON THAT WILD BILL JONES

HE WAS A-WALKIN’ AND A-TALKIN’ BY MY TRUE LOVE’S SIDE

I BID HIM TO LEAVE HER ALONE

 

HE SAID MY AGE IS TWENTY-ONE YEARS

I’M TOO OLD TO BE CONTROLLED

SO I DREW MY REVOLVER FROM MY SIDE

DESTROYED THAT POOR BOY’S SOUL

 

SO LET’S PASS AROUND THAT LONG-NECKED BOTTLE

AND GO OUT A-WALKIN’ ON THE STREET

FOR TODAY WAS THE LAST FOR THAT WILD BILL JONES

TOMORROW WILL BE THE LAST OF ME

 

THEY SENT ME TO PRISON FOR TWENTY LONG YEARS

THIS POOR BOY LONGED TO BE FREE

FOR WILD BILL JONES AND THAT LONG-NECKED BOTTLE

HAVE BARELY RID OF ME

 

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1      5      1      1

1      1      1      1

1      5      1      1

 

 

WILDWOOD FLOWER

 

I’LL TWINE ‘MID THE RINGLETS OF MY RAVEN BLACK HAIR

THE LILIES SO PALE AND THE ROSES SO FAIR

THE MYRTLE SO BRIGHT WITH AN EMERALD HUE

AND THE PALE ARROWNETTA WITH EYES OF BRIGHT BLUE

 

HE TOLD ME HE LOVED ME AND CALLED ME HIS FLOWER

THAT BLOSSOMED FOR HIM ALL THE BRIGHTER EACH HOUR

THOUGH MY HEART IS NOW BREAKING HE NEVER SHALL KNOW

THAT HIS NAME MAKES ME TREMBLE MY PALE CHEEKS TO GLOW

 

I’LL SING AND I’LL DANCE AND MY LIFE SHALL BE GAY

I’LL CHARM EVERY HEART AND THE CROWD I WILL SWAY

I’LL LIVE YET TO SEE HIM REGRET THE DARK HOUR

WHEN HE WON AND NEGLECTED THIS FRAIL WILDWOOD FLOWER

 

I’LL THINK OF HIM NEVER, I’LL BE WILD AND GAY

I’LL CEASE THIS WILD WEEPING, DRIVE SORROW AWAY

BUT I WAKE FROM MY DREAMING, MY IDOL WAS CLAY

MY VISIONS OF LOVE HAVE ALL VANISHED WAY

 

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1      1      5      1      1

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1      1      5      1      1

 

 

WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN

 

I WAS STANDING BY MY WINDOW

ON A COLD AND CLOUDY DAY

WHEN I SAW THAT HEARSE COME ROLLING

FOR TO CARRY MY MOTHER AWAY

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN

BY AND BY LORD, BY AND BY

THERE’S A BETTER HOME A-WAITIN’

IN THE SKY LORD, IN THE SKY

 

LORD, I TOLD THAT UNDERTAKER

UNDERTAKER PLEASE DRIVE SLOW

FOR THIS BODY THAT YOU’RE HAULING

LORD, I HATE TO SEE HER GO

 

I FOLLOWED CLOSE BEHIND HER

TRIED TO HOLD UP AND BE BRAVE

BUT I COULD NOT HIDE MY SORROW

WHEN THEY LAID HER IN THE GRAVE

 

I WENT HOME, MY HOME WAS LONELY

NOW MY MOTHER, SHE HAS GONE

ALL MY BROTHERS, SISTERS CRYING

WHAT A HOME SO SAD AND ALONE

 

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4      4      1      1

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WILL YOU BE FAITHFUL WHILE I’M GONE

 

I MUST GO AWAY SWEETHEART AND LEAVE YOU

OH HOW I DREAD THOSE NIGHTS ALONE

I’LL BE FAR AWAY AND YOU’LL BE LONELY

WILL YOU BE FAITHFUL WHILE I’M GONE  (interlude)

 

WHEN I’VE GONE TO DO MY TIME IN PRISON

WILL YOU LOVE ME THEN AS TRUE AND STRONG

I COULD NEVER LIVE IF YOU DECEIVE ME

WILL YOU BE FAITHFUL WHILE I’M GONE  (solo)

 

DRINKIN’ WINE HAS CAUSED ME ALL THIS TROUBLE

NOW I REAP THE BITTER SEEDS I’VE SOWN

THREE LONG YEARS TO WAIT TO BE WITH YOU DEAR

WILL YOU BE FAITHFUL WHILE I’M GONE  (interlude)

 

WHEN THE COLD STEEL BARS HAVE CLOSED BEHIND ME

WHEN I’M LOCKED INSIDE GRAY WALLS OF STONE

WILL YOU SHARE YOUR LOVE WITH ANY OTHER

OR WILL YOU BE FAITHFUL WHILE I’M GONE  (interlude)

 

INTERLUDE     5         5    1       1

 

VERSE     1         1    1       1    4    4

5         5    5(2 beats) 1        1

 

 

WILL YOU BE WAITING THERE FOR ME

 

I’VE BEEN AWAY FOR JUST A YEAR

HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN ME MY DEAR

THE JUDGE SAID I MUST PAY THE COST

I NEVER KNEW HOW MUCH I LOST

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

UNTIL THEY SENT ME FAR AWAY

WHERE EACH MINUTE SEEMS A DAY

BUT MAYBE SOME DAY I’LL BE FREE

WILL YOU BE WAITING THERE FOR ME

 

I’M IN THIS CELL BECAUSE OF YOU

THE CRIME I DID YOU BROUGHT ME TO

MY JEALOUS HEART JUST COULD NOT STAND

TO SEE YOU WITH ANOTHER MAN

 

I’LL HOPE SOME DAY THAT YOU WILL LEARN

AND BROKEN HEARTED YOU’LL RETURN

BUT LISTEN DARLIN’, PLEASE DON’T WAIT

FOR MAYBE THEN WILL BE TOO LATE

 

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1      1      5      5

1      1-4    1      1

1      5      1      1

 

CHORUS 4      4      1      1

1      1      5      5

1      1-4    1      1

1      5      1      1

 

Y’ALL COME

 

WHEN YOU LIVE IN THE COUNTRY EVERYBODY IS YOUR NEIGHBOR

ON THIS ONE THING YOU CAN RELY

THEY’LL ALL COME TO SEE YOU AND NEVER EVER LEAVE YOU

SAYING YOU ALL COME SEE US BY AND BY

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

Y’ALL COME  (Y’ALL COME!)   Y’ALL COME  (Y’ALL COME!)

Y’ALL COME TO SEE US NOW AND THEN

Y’ALL COME  (Y’ALL COME!)   Y’ALL COME  (Y’ALL COME!)

Y’ALL COME TO SEE US WHEN YOU CAN

 

KINFOLK’S A-COMIN’, THEY’RE COMIN’ BY THE DOZEN

EATIN’ EVERYTHING FROM SOUP TO HAY

AND RIGHT AFTER DINNER THEY AIN’T LOOKIN’ ANY THINNER

AND HERE’S WHAT YOU HEAR THEM SAY

 

GRANDMA’S A-WISHIN’ THEY’D COME TO THE KITCHEN

AND HELP DO THE DISHES RIGHT AWAY

BUT THEY ALL START A-LEAVIN’ EVEN THOUGH SHE’S GRIEVIN’

YOU CAN STILL HEAR GRANDMA SAY

 

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1      1      5      5

1      1      4      4

1      5      1      1

 

 

YOU ARE MY FLOWER

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

YOU ARE MY FLOWER THAT’S BLOOMING IN THE MOUNTAIN SO HIGH

YOU ARE MY FLOWER THAT’S BLOOMING THERE FOR ME

 

WHEN SUMMER TIME IS GONE AND SNOW BEGINS TO FALL

YOU CAN SING THIS SONG AND SAY TO ONE AND ALL

 

SOME WEAR A SMILE AND LIFE WILL BE WORTHWHILE

FORGET THE TEARS AND DON’T FORGET TO SMILE

 

CHORUS 1      1      1        1(2 beats)  1

5      5      5      5

5      5      1      1

 

VERSE 1      1      1          1(2 beats)

5      5      5          5

5(2 beats) 5      1      1      1

 

 

YOU DON’T KNOW MY MIND

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

HONEY, YOU DON’T KNOW MY MIND, I’M LONESOME ALL THE TIME

BORN TO LOSE, A DRIFTER, THAT’S ME

YOU CAN TRAVEL FOR SO LONG THEN A RAMBLER’S HEART GOES WRONG

BABY YOU DON’T KNOW MY MIND TODAY

 

I BEEN A HOBO AND A TRAMP AND MY SOUL HAS DONE BEEN STAMPED

LORD, THE THINGS I KNOW I’VE LEARNED THE HARD, HARD WAY

WHENN I FIND THAT I CAN’T WIN I’LL BE CHECKIN’ OUT AGAIN

BABY YOU DON’T KNOW MY MIND TODAY

 

HONEY YOU DON’T KNOW MY MIND, I’M LONESOME ALL THE TIME

LORD, I’VE TRAVELED FAST ON THIS TOUGH ROAD YOU SEE

WHEN I FIND THAT I CAN’T WIN I’LL BE CHECKIN’ OUT AGAIN

BABY YOU DON’T KNOW MIND TODAY

 

HONEY, YOU DON’T KNOW MY MIND, I’M LONESOME ALL THE TIME

BORN TO LOSE, A DRIFTER, THAT’S ME

WHEN YOU SAY I’M SWEET AND KIND, BUT I CAN LOVE YOU A THOUSAND TIMES

BABY YOU DON’T KNOW MY MIND TODAY

 

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5      5      1      1

1      1      1      4      4

5      5      1      1

 

 

YOU GOTTA DO WHAT YOU GOTTA DO

 

I JUST GOT A CALL FROM MY GOOD GIRL TODAY

SAID SHE MUST BE GOIN’ ON HER WAY

THERE’S BETTER THINGS ON DOWN THE LINE

AND I’LL NOT TRY TO CHANGE YOUR MIND

SHE SEEMS TO THINK WE’RE BETTER OFF THIS WAY

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

BUT MY HEART, IT BREAKS IN TWO

IT CAN’T BELIEVE THAT ITS TRUE

THOUGH I WANT YOU TO STAY YOU’RE LEAVIN’ ANYWAY

BUT YOU GOTTA DO WHAT YOU GOTTA DO

 

I KNOW THERE ARE TIMES I’VE NOT BEEN THERE FOR YOU

MAYBE THAT’S THE REASON FOR YOUR LEAVIN’

I’LL TRY TO KEEP YOU OFF MY MIND CAUSE A GIRL LIKE YOU IS HARD TO FIND

BUT SOMEHOW I’LL JUST HAVE TO STOP MY BREATHIN’

 

I GUESS IT WOULD BE BETTER IF I’D NEVER KNOWN YOUR LOVE

THEN I WOULDN’T KNOW JUST WHAT I’M MISSING

I’VE SEEN THAT LOOK IN YOUR EYES AND NOW IT COMES AS NO SURPRISE

THAT ANOTHER’S LIPS YOU’LL SOON BE KISSIN’

 

VERSE 1      4      5      1      1

1      4      1      1

4      5      1      4      4

4      5      1      1

 

CHORUS 1      4      1      4

1      2      5      5

1      4      1      6m     6m

4      5      1      1

 

 

YOU WIN AGAIN

 

THE NEWS IS OUT ALL OVER TOWN

THAT YOU’VE BEEN SEEN OUT RUNNIN’ ‘ROUND

I KNOW I SHOULD LEAVE, BUT THEN

I JUST CAN’T GO, YOU WIN AGAIN

 

CHORUS:

 

THIS HEART OF MINE COULD NEVER SEE

WHAT EVERYBODY KNEW BUT ME

JUST TRUSTING YOU WAS MY GREAT SIN

WHAT CAN I DO, YOU WIN AGAIN

 

I’M SORRY FOR YOUR VICTIM NOW

‘CAUSE SOON HIS HEAD LIKE MINE WILL BOW

HE’LL GIVE HIS HEART BUT ALL IN VAIN

AND SOMEDAY SAY « YOU WIN AGAIN »

 

CHORUS 2:

 

YOU HAVE NO HEART, YOU HAVE NO SHAME

TO TAKE TRUE LOVE AND GIVE THE BLAME

I KNOW THAT I SHOULD NOT COMPLAIN

I LOVE YOU STILL, YOU WIN AGAIN

 

VERSE 1      1      4      4

1      1      5      5

1       1      4      4

1      5      1      1

 

CHORUS 4      4      1      1

1      1      5      5

1      1      4      4

1      5      1      1

 

 

YOU’LL GET NO MORE OF ME               Hazel Dickens

 

AS YOU GO FROM ME YOU WANT ALL THAT’S LEFT

THE LAST THREAD OF PRIDE IN MY HEART

TILL YOU’VE WRUNG THE LAST TEARDROP FROM MY EYE

YOU WON’T BE SATISFIED

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

SO TAKE YOUR COLD UNLOVIN’ HEART

YOUR EYES TOO BLINDED TO SEE

YOU NEVER FOUND THE DOOR TO THIS HEART OF MINE

YOU’LL GET NO MORE OF ME

 

YOU WRECKED MY HEART LIKE A CRUEL WINTER STORM

THE WIND IN MY BRANCHES SO LOW

OH YOUR WAYWARD HEART AND YOUR TORTURED SOUL

LEAVE NO MEMORY WORTHY TO HOLD

 

SO I’LL TAKE BACK MY HEART FROM THE WILLOW BOUGH

I’LL HANG MY TEARS OUT TO DRY

I’LL HANG MY HEAD IN SORROW NO MORE

AND NO MORE TEARS WILL I CRY

 

VERSE 1      1      1      1

5      5      1      1

1      1      1      1

5      5      1      1

 

CHORUS 4      4      1      1

1      1      1      1

1      1      1      1

5      5      1      1

 

 

YOU’RE DRIFTING AWAY

 

ALL YOUR LIFE YOU’VE LIVED A SINNER, THE RIGHT WAY YOU’VE NEVER TROD

YOU’RE DRIFTIN’ AWAY, YOU’RE DRIFTIN’ AWAY

WHEN YOU’VE COME ACROSS THE RIVER AND YOU HAVEN’T MET WITH GOD

YOU’RE DRIFTIN’ AWAY, YOU’RE DRIFTIN’ AWAY

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

YOU’RE DRIFTIN’ AWAY, YOU’RE DRIFTIN’ AWAY

ON DOWN THE DARK RIVER I’M SORRY TO SAY

YOU’RE DRIFTIN’ AWAY, YOU’RE DRIFTIN’ AWAY

DON’T WAIT TOO LONG TO LET JESUS HEAR YOU PRAY

 

YOU WON’T GIVE UP YOUR EARTHLY TREASURES TO ENTER THE PROMISED LAND

YOU’RE DRIFTIN’ AWAY, YOU’RE DRIFTIN’ AWAY

YOU CAN HEAR JESUS CALLIN’ AND YOU WON’T ACCEPT HIS HAND

YOU’RE DRIFTIN’ AWAY, YOU’RE DRIFTIN’ AWAY

 

WHEN YOU’VE COME TO CROSS THE RIVER JESUS TOLD YOU HIS COMMAND

YOU’RE DRIFTIN’ AWAY, YOU’RE DRIFTIN’ AWAY

AND THE DARK ROLLING RIVER TAKES YOU TO THE SINKIN’ SAND

YOU’RE DRIFTIN’ AWAY, YOU’RE DRIFTIN’ AWAY

 

VERSE 1      1      4      1

1      1      5-27       5

1      1      4      1

1      5      1      1

 

CHORUS 1      1      1      1

1      1      2      5

1      1      1      1

1      5      1      1

 

 

ZEN GOSPEL SINGING

 

(INTRO)     1   4   1   5     1   4   1   1

 

I ONCE WAS A BAPTIST AND ON EACH SUNDAY MORN

I’D BE IN CHURCH PRAYIN’ AS SURE AS YOU’RE BORN

WE’D SING THERE LIKE ANGELS IN THE GOOD HARMONY

BUT SIN AND SALVATION ARE NO LONGER FOR ME

 

CHORUS 1:

 

AND NOW I’M A BUDDHIST I CHANT MY MANTRA EACH DAY

BUT I MISS THAT HYMN-SINGING IN THE GOOD GOSPEL WAY

SO SING TO OLD BUDDHA   (BUDDHA, BUDDHA…)

AND THE WONDERS OF ZEN

WE’LL MEET IN NIRVANA, YES, WE’LL BE THERE THEN

 

(INTERLUDE)   5   5   5   5     1   4   1   1

 

MY OLD FRIENDS DON’T LIKE ME SINCE I SHAVED MY HEAD

AND THEY ALL TALK ABOUT ME AS IF I WERE DEAD

MY GOOD OLD ZEN BUDDIES THEY THINK I’M O.K.

BUT I CAN’T GET THEM SINGING MORE THAN ONE NOTE A DAY

 

CHORUS 2:

 

AND AS WE SIT THERE CROSSED-LEGGED EATING BROWN RICE AND TEA

WE CHANT OUT OUR MANTRAS IN FOUR-SQUARE HARMONY

WE DON’T SING OF SALVATION   (SALVATION, SALVATION…)

OR HEAVENLY HOST   (OR HEAVENLY HOST)

IT’S ZEN GOSPEL SINGING JUST OME, OME, SWEET OME

 

(3/4)

 

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4   4   4   4   1   1   1   1

1   1   1   1   4   4   4   4

1   4   1   5   1   4   1   1

 

CHORUS 4   4   4   4   1   1   1   1

1   4   1   1   5   5   5   5

1   1   1   1   4   4   4   4

1   4   1   5   1   4   1   1

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