COUNTRY MUSIC LYRICS

VOLUME I

 

22 NOVEMBER 2001

(Reformatted 3 December 2002)

(Minor corrections, reformatting 3 May 2004)

Corrected 18 June 2010

 

ALL IN KEY OF A, UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED

 

© 2004 Joseph George Caldwell.All rights reserved.Posted at Internet web sites http://www.foundation.bw and http://www.foundationwebsite.org .May be copied or reposted for non-commercial use, with attribution.

 


FOREWORD

 

The songs (words and some chords) presented here are intended to facilitate learning to play the guitar by ear (per the article, How to Play the Guitar by Ear (for Mathematicians and Physicists), at Internet web sites http://www.foundation.bw and http://www.foundationwebsite.org .The songs are mainly popular "country and western" ones, with some rock and roll, folk, and gospel songs included.(Perhaps "classic" is a better descriptor than "popular," since most of the songs are from the 1950s.)If a song has no chords indicated, then the student should (if he knows the melody) be able to play such a song in any of the keys that are natural for the guitar, i.e., A, C, D, E, and G (and perhaps F).Many of these songs involve just three chords (I, IV and V).If a single chord is indicated somewhere in a song (as an assist to the student), and the key of the song is not specified, it is the chord assuming that the song is being played in the key of A.

 

For songs that are more difficult, I have indicated suggested chords to be used, in a key that suits my own vocal range.The student may wish to transpose these songs to a different key.These are not necessarily the "best" chords for the song -- just the ones that I found easy or natural to use.For songs that have no chords indicated, practice singing the song in several keys, and select the key that suits your vocal range best.I play a majority of the songs in this collection in the key of A, many in G, and less in E, D and C.

For each song, the first line specifies the title.If there is an alternate title, that is specified on the second line.Next are specified the most well-known singer(s) of the song (in the US) and the author(s).If a single name appears, either that person is both the principal singer and the author, or I only know one or the other.

 

I have assembled a fairly large number of songs into this "practice" collection, since in order for you to be able to play a song by ear you must know the melody (none of the songs presented here include the music for the melody), and the number of songs of the collection for which you know the melody may be small.Most of the songs in this collection were popular in the 1950s, when I used to listen to the radio.

 

If you do not recognize very many of the songs here, then you should compile your own portfolio of lyrics of songs that you do know.Listening to the radio is not so good for recording lyrics, since you cannot "replay" the song (unless you tape it).There are a large number of Internet web sites that contain lyrics, for every kind of music.Many of the songs contain chords as well.Another source of lyrics and chords (and music for the melody) are "fake" books, available in local music stores.

 

When learning to play by ear, it is important to have lyrics for a fairly large number of songs.If you concentrate on just a few songs, you will memorize the chord sequence.Eventually, you will memorize it anyway, but in the beginning, when you are learning to play by ear, it is best not to memorize it.It is important to develop an "ear" (a "feel," an intuition, a sense) for which chord should be used.To do this, it is important to try playing a song in several different keys.And it is helpful to have a large selection of songs, so that you do not spend too much time on a single song (and memorize it too soon).When learning to play by ear, it is a good idea to cycle through the book, rather than selecting just a few songs.Play each song once or a few times, until you do not make mistakes.Later, when your skills improve, you will want to settle on a particular key for a song, and learn to sing and play it very well.You will then be able to perform the song well.

 

If your voice quality is not very good, don't worry about that.Some very popular singers have terrible voices.Each voice, like each flower or sunset, is different, and enjoyed for its own qualities by the listeners.Your voice and vocal range and ability to sing in tune improve rapidly with practice.Listeners respond more to your enthusiasm and emotion than to the timbre of your voice.

 

When singing before a group, it is very helpful to have memorized the lyrics.The problem with reading the lyrics from a sheet is that you do not have much eye contact with the listeners, and it detracts substantially from the quality/rapport of the performance.After you have learned to play by ear, memorize a couple of dozen of your favorite songs (and some of the favorites of your friends), so that you are able to perform them without resorting to the hard copy.Do not, however, try to memorize lyrics when you are first learning to play by ear.You have enough on your mind at the beginning, trying to play and sing at the same time.Also, when you first play before others, the natural excitement of performing before someone else may cause you to forget the lyrics, no matter how well you have memorized them.Finally, if you read from the lyrics, you can, right away, play a large number of songs in an evening with friends -- far more than if you play from memory.

 

If you are uncomfortable playing before a group, start out by playing before members of your family, and then close friends.You ability and your confidence will increase rapidly with practice, and will soon feel at ease playing before strangers.

 

Playing with others (in an instrumental group) is very enjoyable.Making music with friends is as enjoyable as playing by yourself for others -- probably more enjoyable.Learning to play by ear is something that you must do on your own, but as soon as you master the basic skills, look for others with similar interests, and play together.The ultimate goal of making music, of course, is for listeners to appreciate it.

 

Please note that, although a number of the songs presented here are "traditional" (i.e., in the public domain, uncopyrighted), most of them are copyrighted.This means that copies (hardcopy, electronic, etc.) of the song may not be made for commercial purposes.It is my understanding that if songs are not used for public paid performances, but just used for personal noncommercial use (e.g., as here, to assist learning to play the guitar by ear), then a single copy may be made of the words and music.I am strongly in favor of the concept that an artist should reap the rewards of his creative talents, and I respect copyright law.Please do not make or distribute copies of these songs, except for your own personal use.The point to presenting this collection of songs is to have available a good-sized set of songs without chords (or with few chords), so that the student may learn to sing and play "easy" songs by ear, in any key.Commercially published songs indicate the chords on the music, and they often specify chords that are not appropriate for a guitar (e.g., too many chords, difficult chords, chords in keys that are not natural for a guitar).That type of music does not help the student learn to play by ear.The point to presenting this collection is not to avoid paying copyright fees -- it is to help you learn to play the guitar by ear.

 

Thanks, and best of luck!

 

Joseph George Caldwell

Clearwater, Florida

 


TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

A DAISY A DAY.. 1

A DEAR JOHN LETTER.. 2

ADIOS AMIGO.. 3

AFTER SEVENTEEN DAYS ON THE ROAD.. 4

AIN'T SHE SWEET. 7

ALL FOR THE LOVE OF A GIRL. 8

AMANDA.. 9

AMAZING GRACE.. 10

AM I LOSING YOU?. 11

AM I THAT EASY TO FORGET?. 12

A SATISFIED MIND.. 14

ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT?. 15

ASHES OF LOVE.. 16

A SWEET OLD FASHIONED GIRL. 17

AT THE HOP.. 19

A WHITE SPORT COAT. 20

BACK HOME AGAIN.. 21

BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC.. 22

BIG IRON.. 24

BILL BAILEY.. 26

B.J. THE D.J. 27

BLUE CHRISTMAS.. 29

BLUE EYES CRYING IN THE RAIN.. 30

BLUE SKIES (FROM BETSY) 31

BORN TO LOSE.. 32

BOTTLE OF WINE.. 33

BOUQUET OF ROSES.. 34

BROWN-EYED HANDSOME MAN.. 35

BROWN-SKIN GIRL. 37

BUMMING AROUND.. 38

CATTLE CALL. 39

CHARLIEíS SHOES.. 40

CHATTANOOGIE SHOE SHINE BOY.. 41

CHEATING GAME.. 42

CINDY, OH CINDY.. 43

CITY LIGHTS.. 44

COLD, COLD HEART. 45

COME A LITTLE BIT CLOSER.. 46

COOL WATER.. 47

CRAZY ARMS.. 48

CROSS THE BRAZOS AT WACO.. 49

CRYSTAL CHANDELIERS.. 50

DARK MOON.. 51

DECK OF CARDS.. 52

DELLA AND THE DEALER.. 54

DETOUR.. 56

DEVIL WOMAN.. 57

DID SHE MENTION MY NAME?. 58

DOES MY RING HURT YOUR FINGER?. 59

DONíT BE ANGRY.. 60

DON'T DROP IT. 61

DONíT EVER LOVE ME.. 62

DON'T WE ALL HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE WRONG NOW AND THEN?. 63

DO WHAT YOU DO, DO WELL. 64

DRAW YOUR BRAKES.. 65

DROP KICK ME, JESUS.. 66

EL CONDOR PASA (IF I COULD) 67

ENGINE, ENGINE NUMBER NINE.. 68

Everybody's Somebody's Fool. 69

EVIL ON YOUR MIND.. 70

FADED LOVE.. 71

FEET. 72

FOOL NUMBER ONE.. 73

FUNNY HOW TIME SLIPS AWAY.. 74

FRANKIE AND JOHNNY.. 75

FROM A JACK TO A KING.. 77

GHOST RIDERS IN THE SKY.. 78

GONNA FIND ME A BLUEBIRD.. 79

GOTTA TRAVEL ON.. 80

GOTTA TRAVEL ON.. 81

GRANADA.. 82

HAITI CHERIE.. 84

HALF AS MUCH.. 85

HANDCUFFED TO LOVE.. 86

HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY THAT I LOVE YOU?. 87

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN LONELY? (HAVE YOU EVER BEEN BLUE?) 88

HEARTACHES BY THE NUMBER.. 89

HEíLL HAVE TO GO.. 90

HELLO WALLS.. 91

HEY GOOD LOOKINí 92

HEY PORTER, HEY PORTER.. 93

HIGH NOON (DO NOT FORSAKE ME) 94

HONEYCOMB.. 95

HOW GREAT THOU ART. 96

I BELIEVE IN YOU.. 97

I CANíT HELP IT (IF IíM STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU) 98

I DONíT HURT ANYMORE.. 99

I DON'T LOVE YOU ANYMORE.. 100

I DONíT SEE ME IN YOUR EYES ANYMORE.. 101

I FALL TO PIECES.. 102

IF A WOMAN ANSWERS.. 103

IF YOUíVE GOT THE MONEY (IíVE GOT THE TIME) 104

I GOT YOU.. 105

I GUESS THINGS HAPPEN THAT WAY.. 106

I HEARD THAT LONESOME WHISTLE.. 107

IíLL SAIL MY SHIP ALONE.. 108

I LOVE YOU BECAUSE.. 109

I LOVE YOU SO MUCH IT HURTS ME.. 110

IíM SORRY FOR YOU, MY FRIEND.. 111

IN THE BLUE CANADIAN ROCKIES.. 112

I'M DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS.. 113

IíM MOVING ON.. 114

IíM TIRED.. 116

IíM IN LOVE AGAIN.. 117

INDIAN LOVE CALL. 118

I NEVER PICKED COTTON.. 119

IN THE JAILHOUSE NOW... 120

IN THE MISTY MOONLIGHT. 121

I REALLY DONíT WANT TO KNOW... 122

I REMEMBER YOU.. 123

IS ANYBODY GOIN' TO SAN ANTONE?. 124

IS IT REALLY OVER?. 125

IS IT WRONG FOR LOVING YOU?. 126

ISLAND IN THE SUN.. 127

I STILL MISS SOMEONE.. 128

IT DOESNíT MATTER ANYMORE.. 129

IT IS NO SECRET. 130

IT KEEPS RIGHT ON A-HURTINí 131

ITíS BEEN A BLUE, BLUE DAY.. 132

IT'S BEEN A GREAT AFTERNOON.. 133

ITíS FOUR IN THE MORNING.. 134

IT'S NOW OR NEVER.. 135

IT'S SUCH A PRETTY DAY TODAY.. 136

IT WASN'T GOD WHO MADE HONKY TONK ANGELS.. 137

IíVE BEEN EVERYWHERE.. 138

I WALK THE LINE.. 140

I WONDER COULD I LIVE THERE ANYMORE.. 141

JAMAICA FAREWELL. 142

JAMBALAYA.. 143

JIMMIE RODGERS BLUES.. 144

JINGLE BELLS.. 146

JOHNNY B GOODE.. 147

JUST BETWEEN YOU AND ME.. 148

JUST FOR WHAT I AM.. 149

JUST ONE TIME.. 150

JUST OUT OF REACH (OF MY TWO OPEN ARMS) (EMPTY ARMS) 151

KAWLIGA.. 152

KINGSTON MARKET. 153

LADY OF SPAIN.. 154

L. A. INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. 155

LET ME GO, LOVER! 156

LET YOUR LOVE FLOW... 157

LILI MARLENE.. 158

LILLI MARLENE.. 159

LIVING NEXT DOOR TO ALICE.. 160

LONELY WOMEN MAKE GOOD LOVERS.. 161

LONESOME 7-7203. 162

LOST HIGHWAY.. 163

LOVE IN THE HOT AFTERNOON.. 164

LOVE LETTERS IN THE SAND.. 165

LUCILLE.. 166

MAKING BELIEVE.. 167

MARY ANN REGRETS.. 168

MATAMOROS.. 169

ME AND BOBBY MCGEE.. 171

MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS.. 172

MOCKINGBIRD HILL. 173

MOM AND DAD WALTZ. 174

MORE AND MORE.. 175

MORNING HAS BROKEN.. 176

Mountain Of Love.. 177

MR RECORD MAN.. 178

MR SANDMAN.. 179

M.T.A. 180

MULE SKINNER BLUES (BLUE YODEL #8) 182

MULE TRAIN.. 183

MUSIC! MUSIC! MUSIC! (PUT ANOTHER NICKEL IN) 184

MY ARMS STAY OPEN LATE.. 185

MY FAREWELL PARTY.. 186

MY HAPPINESS.. 187

MY HEART IS BREAKING(?) 188

MY TENNESSEE MOUNTAIN HOME.. 189

NO ONE WILL EVER KNOW... 190

NORTH CAROLINA (YOU'VE TAKEN ME UNDER YOUR WING) 191

NOTHING I CAN DO ABOUT IT NOW... 192

NOT UNTIL THE NEXT TIME.. 193

NOW AND THEN THERE'S A FOOL SUCH AS I 194

OCCASIONAL WIFE.. 195

OH BABY MINE.. 196

OH, CAROL. 197

OH LONESOME ME.. 199

OH, MY PAPA (OH, MEIN PAPA) 200

OKIE FROM MUSKOGEE.. 201

OKLAHOMA HILLS.. 202

OLD DOGS, CHILDREN AND WATERMELON WINE.. 203

OLD SHEP.. 204

ONCE A DAY.. 205

ONE DAY AT A TIME.. 206

ON THE ROAD AGAIN.. 207

ON THE WINGS OF A DOVE.. 208

ON TOP OF OLD SMOKY.. 209

ON TOP OF OLD SMOKEY.. 210

PALOMA BLANCA.. 211

PAPER ROSES.. 212

PICK ME UP (ON YOUR WAY DOWN) 213

PICK ME UP (ON YOUR WAY DOWN) 214

PLAY BORN TO LOSE AGAIN.. 215

PLEASE HELP ME IíM FALLING (IN LOVE WITH YOU) 216

RELEASE ME.. 217

PROMISED LAND.. 218

PRIMROSE LANE.. 220

PUT ANOTHER LOG ON THE FIRE.. 221

RAINBOWS ARE BACK IN STYLE.. 222

RAVISHING RUBY.. 223

REMEMBER ME (WHEN THE CANDLELIGHTS ARE GLEAMING) 224

REMEMBER YOUíRE MINE.. 225

RIBBON OF DARKNESS.. 226

RIVERS OF BABYLON.. 227

RIVERS OF BABYLON.. 228

ROOM FULL OF ROSES.. 229

ROSE MARIE.. 230

ROSES ARE RED.. 231

SAN ANTONIO ROSE.. 232

SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME.. 233

SAY YOUíLL STAY UNTIL TOMORROW... 234

SEARCHING.. 235

SEND ME THE PILLOW THAT YOU DREAM ON.. 236

SEVEN LONELY DAYS.. 237

SHE WEARS MY RING.. 238

SHUTTERS AND BOARDS.. 239

SILVER BELLS.. 240

SINGING THE BLUES.. 241

SINK THE BISMARK.. 242

SILVER THREADS AND GOLDEN NEEDLES.. 244

SIX DAYS ON THE ROAD.. 245

SIXTEEN TONS.. 246

SLIPPING AROUND.. 247

SLOWLY.. 248

SMOKY MOUNTAIN MEMORIES.. 249

SOMEDAY (YOUíLL WANT ME TO WANT YOU) 250

SOUTH OF THE BORDER (DOWN MEXICO WAY) 251

SONNYíS DREAM.. 252

SPANISH EYES.. 253

SPANISH HARLEM.. 254

STAND BY ME.. 255

STAND BY YOUR MAN.. 256

STEP ASIDE.. 257

STORMS NEVER LAST. 258

STOUTHEARTED MEN.. 259

SUMMERTIME.. 260

SUNDAY MORNING COMING DOWN.. 261

SWEET DREAMS OF YOU.. 262

SWEET LIES.. 263

SWEET SURRENDER.. 265

TAKE THESE CHAINS FROM MY HEART. 266

TALK BACK TREMBLING LIPS.. 267

T FOR TEXAS (BLUE YODEL NO. 1) 268

THANK GOD AND GREYHOUND.. 269

THAT'LL BE THE DAY.. 270

THATíS WHAT MAKES THE JUKEBOX PLAY.. 271

THE AUCTIONEER.. 272

THE BANANA BOAT SONG.. 275

THE BLIZZARD.. 276

THE BLUE SIDE OF LONESOME.. 277

THE BOXER.. 278

THE CHRISTMAS POLKA.. 279

THE GREAT PRETENDER.. 280

THE GREEN, GREEN GRASS OF HOME.. 281

THE HANGING TREE.. 282

THE HARDER THEY COME.. 283

THE HURTIN'S ALL OVER.. 285

THE LAST CHEATERíS WALTZ. 286

THE LAST THING ON MY MIND.. 287

THE LORD KNOWS I'M DRINKING.. 288

THE MEMORY OF AN OLD CHRISTMAS CARD.. 289

THE NIGHT THEY DROVE OLD DIXIE DOWN.. 290

THE PARTYíS OVER.. 291

THE PUB WITH NO BEER.. 292

THEREíLL BE NO TEARDROPS TONIGHT. 293

THERE SHE GOES.. 294

THERE STANDS THE GLASS.. 295

THE ROCK ISLAND LINE.. 296

THE TENNESSEE WALTZ. 298

THE TIPS OF MY FINGERS.. 299

THE WAITING GAME.. 300

THE WAYWARD WIND.. 301

THE WILD COLONIAL BOY.. 302

THE WILD SIDE OF LIFE.. 303

THE WRECK OF THE OLD Ď97. 304

THE WURLITZER PRIZE.. 305

THEY CALL THE WIND MARIA.. 306

THE YEAR THAT CLAYTON DELANEY DIED.. 307

THE YELLOW BANDANA.. 308

THIS OLE HOUSE.. 309

TILL I WALTZ AGAIN WITH YOU.. 311

To Daddy.. 312

TOGETHER AGAIN.. 313

TOM DOOLEY.. 314

TONIGHT CARMEN.. 315

TOO MANY RIVERS.. 316

TROUBLE IN MIND.. 317

TRUE LOVE.. 318

TUMBLING TUMBLEWEEDS.. 319

TURN YOUR RADIO ON.. 320

TURN YOUR RADIO ON.. 321

UNCHAINED MELODY.. 322

VAYA CON DIOS (MAY GOD BE WITH YOU) 323

WABASH CANNONBALL. 324

WALKING THE FLOOR OVER YOU.. 325

WALK RIGHT BACK.. 326

WALK ON BY.. 327

WALTZ ACROSS TEXAS.. 328

WASNíT THAT A PARTY.. 329

WATERLOO.. 330

WHEN ITíS SPRINGTIME IN ALASKA.. 331

WHEN JOHNNY COMES MARCHING HOME.. 332

WHEN MY BLUE MOON TURNS TO GOLD AGAIN.. 333

WHEN TWO WORLDS COLLIDE.. 334

WHERE HAVE ALL THE FLOWERS GONE?. 335

WHERE IS MY CASTLE?. 336

WHITE SILVER SANDS.. 337

Whoís Sorry Now?. 338

WHY ME?. 339

WONDERING, WONDERING.. 340

YES SIR, THAT'S MY BABY.. 341

YOU BELONG TO MY HEART. 342

YOU CANíT ROLLER SKATE IN A BUFFALO HERD.. 343

YOU CAN GET IT IF YOU REALLY WANT. 344

YOU NEVER CAN TELL. 345

YOU NEVER MISS A REAL GOOD THING.. 346

YOUNG LOVE.. 347

YOUR CHEATING HEART. 348

YOUíRE THE ONLY GOOD THING (THATíS HAPPENED TO ME) 349

YOUíRE THE REASON.. 350

YOUíRE THE REASON GOD MADE OKLAHOMA.. 351

YOUR TIMEíS COMING.. 352

YOU WIN AGAIN.. 353

 


A DAISY A DAY

JUD STRUNK

 

HE REMEMBERS THE FIRST TIME HE MET HER

HE REMEMBERS THE FIRST THING SHE SAID

HE REMEMBERS THE FIRST TIME HE HELD HER

AND THE NIGHT THAT SHE CAME TO HIS BED

HE REMEMBERS HER SWEET WAY OF SAYING

HONEY HAS SOMETHING GONE WRONG

HE REMEMBERS THE FUN AND THE TEASING

AND THE REASON HE WROTE HER THIS SONG

 

(CHORUS) IíLL GIVE YOU A DAISY A DAY DEAR

IíLL GIVE YOU A DAISY A DAY

IíLL LOVE YOU UNTIL THE RIVERS RUN STILL

AND THE FOUR WINDS WE KNOW BLOW AWAY

 

THEY WOULD WALK DOWN THE STREET IN THE EVENING

AND FOR YEARS I WOULD SEE THEM GO BY

AND THEIR LOVE THAT WAS MORE

THAN THE CLOTHES THAT THEY WORE

COULD BE SEEN IN THE GLEAM IN THEIR EYES

AS A KID THEY WOULD TAKE ME FOR CANDY

AND IíD LOVE TO GO TAGGINí ALONG

WEíD HOLD HANDS AS WEíD WALK TO THE CORNER

AND THE OLD MAN WOULD SING HER HIS SONG (CHORUS)

 

NOW HE WALKS DOWN THE STREET IN THE EVENING

AND HE STOPS AT THE OLD CANDY STORE

AND I SOMEHOW BELIEVE HEíS BELIEVING

HEíS HOLDING HER HAND LIKE BEFORE

FOR HE FEELS ALL HER LOVE WALKING WITH HIM

AND HE SMILES AT THE THINGS SHE MIGHT SAY

THEN THE OLD MAN WALKS UP TO THE HILLTOP

AND HE GIVES HER A DAISY A DAY (CHORUS)


A DEAR JOHN LETTER

SKEETER DAVIS / BOBBY BARE, JEAN SHEPARD / FERLIN HUSKY, PAT BOONE

BILLY BARTON, CHARLES "FUZZY" OWEN, LEWIS A TALLEY, UNKNOWN

 

(CHORUS) DEAR JOHN, OH HOW I HATE TO WRITE

DEAR JOHN, I MUST LET YOU KNOW TONIGHT

THAT MY LOVE FOR YOU HAS DIED

AWAY LIKE GRASS UPON THE LAWN

(THERE'S NO REASON TO GO ON)

FOR TONIGHT I'LL WED ANOTHER, DEAR JOHN

 

(MAN SPEAKING, OVER CHORUS) I WAS OVERSEAS IN BATTLE

WHEN THE POSTMAN CAME TO ME

HE HANDED ME A LETTER

AND I WAS JUST AS HAPPY AS I COULD BE

FOR THE FIGHTING WAS ALL OVER, AND THE BATTLES HAD ALL BEEN WON

BUT THEN I OPENED UP THE LETTER, AND IT STARTED, DEAR JOHN (CHORUS)

 

(WOMAN SPEAKING, OVER CHORUS) DEAR JOHN, WILL YOU PLEASE SEND BACK MY PICTURE

MY HUSBAND WANTS IT NOW

WHEN I TELL YOU WHO I'M WEDDING, YOU WON'T CARE, DEAR, ANYHOW

NOW THE CEREMONY HAS STARTED, AND I'LL WED YOUR BROTHER, DON

WOULD YOU WISH US HAPPINESS FOREVER, DEAR JOHN

 

(AND IT HURTS ME SO TO TELL YOU, THAT MY LOVE FOR YOU IS GONE

AND TONIGHT I WED YOUR BROTHER, DEAR JOHN

AND TONIGHT I'LL WED ANOTHER, DEAR JOHN)


ADIOS AMIGO

JIM REEVES

 

ADIOS AMIGO, ADIOS MY FRIEND

THE ROAD WE HAVE TRAVELLED HAS COME TO AN END

WHEN TWO LOVE THE SAME LOVE, ONE LOVE HAS TO LOSE

AND IT'S YOU WHO SHE LONGS FOR, IT'S YOU SHE WILL CHOOSE

 

ADIOS COMPADRE, WHAT MUST BE WILL BE

REMEMBER TO NAME ONE MUCHACHO FOR ME

I RIDE TO THE RIO, WHERE MY LIFE I WILL SPEND

ADIOS AMIGO, ADIOS MY FRIEND

(WHISTLE LAST LINE)

 

ADIOS COMPADRE, LET US SHED NO TEARS

MAY ALL YOUR MANANAS BRING JOY THROUGH THE YEARS

AWAY FROM THESE MEMORIES, MY LIFE I MUST SPEND

ADIOS AMIGO, ADIOS MY FRIEND

(WHISTLE)


AFTER SEVENTEEN DAYS ON THE ROAD

© 1976 JOSEPH GEORGE CALDWELL, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.WRITTEN DURING TRIP TO HAITI IN FALL, 1975

 

(CHORUS) AFTER SEVENTEEN DAYS ON THE ROAD

AFTER SEVENTEEN DAYS WITH NO WOMAN TO HOLD

SO LONG FROM HOME, THIS LIFE SURE GROWS OLD

AFTER SEVENTEEN DAYS ON THE ROAD

 

WHEN YOU'RE SEVENTEEN DAYS ON THE ROAD

WHEN YOU'RE SEVENTEEN DAYS FROM THE WOMAN AT HOME

FROM MONDAY TO FRIDAY THE DAYS PASS JUST FINE

BUT THE NIGHTS AND THE WEEKENDS ARE LONELY AT TIMES

 

TRAVEL IS FINE WHEN IT'S NEW

WHEN THERE'S PLENTY TO SEE AND THERE'S PLENTY TO DO

BUT IN TIME DAYS PASS SLOWLY, THE NIGHTS BECOME LONELY

AND YOU'RE TOO LONG FROM HOME TO SPEND AN EVENING ALONE

 

LAST SUNDAY I ROSE ABOUT TEN

HAD SOME COFFEE, THEN I READ THROUGH THE PAPER AGAIN

LOOKED FOR SOMETHING TO DO, FOR AN HOUR OR TWO

ON A BEAUTIFUL SUNDAY ALONE, FAR FROM HOME

 

TOOK A RIDE IN THE LATE AFTERNOON

TO THE HILLS OVERLOOKING THE CITY BELOW

THE CLEAR AIR WAS COOL, GOT TO THINKING OF YOU

AS THE SHADOWS GREW LONG IN THE SOFT EVENING SUN

 

DROPPED INTO A NEIGHBORHOOD BAR

SHARED A COUPLE OF DRINKS WITH A MAN NAMED LAMAR

AS I STARTED TO LEAVE, CAUGHT A GLANCE MEANT FOR ME

SHE WAS PRETTY, SHE SMILED, AND SHE STOPPED ME

 

I ASKED, WAS SHE BUSY TONIGHT

SHE NODDED, AND SAID, "WHY DON'T WE TALK FOR A WHILE?"

THE MUSIC WAS LOW, THE DANCING WAS SLOW

AND I NEEDED SOMEONE TO TALK TO

 

I ASKED, DID SHE LIVE HERE ALONE

SHE SAID, NO. THERE WAS FOUR-YEAR-OLD MOLLY AT HOME

THEY MOVED HERE LAST MAY, SHE WAS PLANNING TO STAY

THE WORK WASN'T STEADY, BUT THE WEATHER WAS FINE

 

SHE ASKED ME, WHAT BROUGHT ME THIS WAY

I TALKED FOR A WHILE, THERE WAS PLENTY TO SAY

WHERE I WAS FROM, WHAT I HAD DONE

AND THE PLACES I'D SEEN THROUGH THE YEARS

 

SHE SAID, HER APARTMENT WAS NEAR

THE NIGHT SKY WAS CLEAR, WE COULD WALK THERE FROM HERE

SHE THOUGHT ABOUT FIXING SOME PIZZA AND BEER

IT SURE BEAT AN EVENING ALONE

 

NEXT MORNING I LEFT ABOUT NINE

SHE ASKED IF I'D BE BACK TO SEE HER SOMETIME

I SMILED AND I TOLD HER THAT I COULDN'T TELL

MAYBE I'D BE BACK NEXT SPRING FOR A SPELL

 

AS I HEADED FOR TOWN, PLANNED MY WEEK

I HAD PLACES TO GO, APPOINTMENTS TO KEEP

THE TIME SHOULD PASS QUICKLY, THERE WAS PLENTY TO DO

AND I'D BE BACK HOME BY NEXT SATURDAY NOON

 

(CHORUS) AFTER SEVENTEEN DAYS ON THE ROAD

AFTER SEVENTEEN DAYS WITH NO WOMAN TO HOLD

SO LONG FROM HOME, THIS LIFE SURE GROWS OLD

AFTER SEVENTEEN DAYS ON THE ROAD

 

(ALTERNATE VERSES, WRITTEN IN 2000 IN BOTSWANA, FROM A POOR MEMORYÖ

 

AFTER 17 DAYS ON THE ROAD (J G CALDWELL, WRITTEN IN HAITI IN 1975)

 

AFTER 17 DAYS ON THE ROAD

AFTER 17 DAYS WITH NO WOMAN TO HOLD

FROM MONDAY TO FRIDAY, THE DAYS PASS JUST FINE

BUT THE NIGHTS AND THE WEEKENDS GROW LONELY AT TIMES

 

TRAVEL IS FINE WHEN ITíS NEW

WHEN THEREíS PLENTY TO SEE AND THEREíS PLENTY TO DO

BUT IN TIME DAYS PASS SLOWLY

THE NIGHTS BECOME LONELY

AND YOUíRE TOO LONG FROM HOME TO SPEND AN EVENING ALONE

 

TOOK A RIDE IN THE LATE AFTERNOON

TO THE HILLS OVERLOOKING THE CITY BELOW

WHEN THE SUNSET WAS OVER

AND THE NIGHT AIR GREW COLDER

I RETURNED TO THE WARM LIGHTS BELOW

 

DROPPED INTO A NEIGHBORHOOD BAR

SHARED A COUPLE OF DRINKS WITH A MAN NAMED LAMARR

AS I STARTED TO LEAVE, THE GIRL LOOKED AT ME

AND SHE SAID, CANíT WE TALK FOR A WHILE

 

WE TALKED FOR AN HOUR OR TWO

THE MUSIC WAS LOW, THERE WAS NOTHING TO DO

WHEN I SAID I MUST GO, HER EYES PLEADED NO

SHE SAID, SIR, WONíT YOU PLEASE TAKE ME HOME

 

(AND MANY OTHER VERSESÖ)


AIN'T SHE SWEET

LYRICS BY JACK YELLER, MUSIC BY MILTON AGER, A

 

(A) AIN'T (D) SHE (E) SWEET, SEE HER (A) COMING DOWN THE (E) STREET

NOW I (A) ASK YOU (C7) VERY CONFIDENTIALLY, (B7) AIN'T (E) SHE (A) SWEET

AIN'T SHE NICE, LOOK HER OVER ONCE OR TWICE

NOW I ASK YOU VERY CONFIDENTIALLY, AIN'T SHE NICE

JUST CAST AN (D7) EYE IN HER DIR(A)ECTION

(A) OH ME OH (D7) MY AIN'T SHE PER(A)FECTION

I REPEAT, DON'T YOU THINK SHE'S KIND O' NEAT

AND I ASK YOU VERY CONFIDENTIALLY, AIN'T SHE SWEET


ALL FOR THE LOVE OF A GIRL

JOHNNY HORTON

 

WELL TODAY IíM SO WEARY

TODAY IíM SO BLUE

SAD AND BROKEN HEARTED

AND ITíS ALL BECAUSE OF YOU

 

LIFE WAS SO SWEET DEAR

LIFE WAS A SONG

NOW YOUíVE GONE AND LEFT ME

OH, WHERE DO I BELONG

 

AND ITíS ALL FOR THE LOVE

OF A DEAR LITTLE GIRL

ALL FOR THE LOVE

THAT SETS YOUR HEART IN A WHIRL

IíM A MAN WHOíD GIVE HIS LIFE,

AND THE JOYS OF THIS WORLD

ALL FOR THE LOVE OF A GIRL


AMANDA

DON WILLIAMS, G

BOB MCDILL

 

IíVE HELD IT ALL INWARD, LORD KNOWS IíVE TRIED

ITíS AN AWFUL AWAKENING IN A COUNTRY BOYíS LIFE

WHEN YOU LOOK IN THE MIRROR, IN TOTAL SURPRISE

AT THE HAIR ON YOUR SHOULDERS, AND THE AGE IN YOUR EYES

 

(CHORUS) AMANDA, LIGHT OF MY LIFE

FATE SHOULD HAVE MADE YOU A GENTLEMANíS WIFE

AMANDA, LIGHT OF MY LIFE

FATE SHOULD HAVE MADE YOU A GENTLEMANíS WIFE

 

THEREíS A MEASURE OF PEOPLE (WHO) DONíT UNDERSTAND

THE PLEASURES OF LIFE IN A HILLBILLY BAND

I GOT MY FIRST GUITAR WHEN I WAS FOURTEEN

NOW IíM CROWDIN' THIRTY AND STILL WEARING JEANS


AMAZING GRACE

WORDS BY JOHN NEWTON 1779 (LAST VERSE BY UNKNOWN AUTHOR)

MUSIC BY JAMES P CARRELL AND DAVID S CLAYTON

 

AMAZING GRACE, HOW SWEET THE SOUND

THAT SAVED A WRETCH LIKE ME

I ONCE WAS LOST, BUT NOW AM FOUND

WAS BLIND, BUT NOW I SEE

 

ĎTWAS GRACE THAT TAUGHT MY HEART TO FEAR

AND GRACE MY FEARS RELIEVED

HOW PRECIOUS DID THAT GRACE APPEAR

THE HOUR I FIRST BELIEVED

 

THROUGH MANY DANGERS, TOILS AND SNARES

WE HAVE ALREADY COME

ĎTWAS GRACE HAS BROUGHT US SAFE THUS FAR

AND GRACE WILL LEAD US HOME

 

THE LORD HAS PROMISED GOOD TO ME

HIS WORD MY HOPE SECURES

HE WILL MY SHIELD AND PORTION BE

AS LONG AS LIFE ENDURES

 

YES, WHEN THIS FLESH AND HEART SHALL FAIL

AND MORTAL LIFE SHALL CEASE

I SHALL POSSESS WITHIN THIS VEIL

A LIFE OF JOY AND PEACE

 

THE EARTH SHALL SOON DISSOLVE LIKE SNOW

THE SUN FORBEAR TO SHINE

BUT GOD, WHO CALLED ME HERE BELOW

SHALL BE FOREVER MINE

 

WHEN WEíVE BEEN THERE TEN THOUSAND YEARS

BRIGHT SHINING AS THE SUN

WEíVE NO LESS DAYS TO SING GOD'S PRAISE

THAN WHEN WEíD FIRST BEGUN


AM I LOSING YOU?

JIM REEVES, G

JIM REEVES

 

AM I LOSING YOU, ARE MY FEARS COMING TRUE?

TELL ME WHAT TO DO, AM I LOSING YOU?

 

IS YOUR LOVE REALLY TRUE, IS THERE SOMEBODY NEW?

ARE WE REALLY THROUGH, AM I LOSING YOU?

 

AM I TOO BLIND TO SEE, WHATíS BEEN HAPPENING TO ME?

EVERY ROAD HAS A BEND, WILL I BE SWEETHEART OR FRIEND?

 

WILL THE SWEET THINGS YOU DO, BE FOR SOMEBODY NEW?

HOW I WISH I KNEW, AM I LOSING YOU?


AM I THAT EASY TO FORGET?

JIM REEVES

CARL BELEW, W S STEVENSON

 

THEY SAY YOU FOUND SOMEBODY NEW

BUT THAT WONíT STOP MY LOVING YOU

I JUST CANíT LET YOU WALK AWAY

FORGET THE LOVE I HAD FOR YOU

 

GUESS I COULD FIND SOMEBODY NEW

BUT I DONíT WANT NO ONE BUT YOU

HOW COULD YOU LEAVE WITHOUT REGRET

AM I THAT EASY TO FORGET?

 

BEFORE YOU LEAVE BE SURE YOU FIND

YOU WANT HIS LOVE MUCH MORE THAN MINE

CAUSE IíLL JUST SAY WE NEVER MET

IF IíM THAT EASY TO FORGET


A POOR MANíS ROSES (OR A RICH MANíS GOLD)

PATSY CLINE, A

 

I MUST MAKE UP MY MIND TODAY, WHAT TO HAVE, WHAT TO HOLD

A POOR MANíS ROSES, OR A RICH MANíS GOLD

ONEíS AS WEALTHY AS A KING IN A PALACE, THOUGH HEíS CALLOUS AND COLD

HE MAY LEARN TO GIVE HIS HEART FOR LOVE, INSTEAD OF BUYING IT WITH GOLD

 

AND THEN THE POOR MANíS ROSES, OR THE THRILL WHEN WE KISS

WILL BE (B7) MEMORIES OF PARADISE THAT IíLL NEVER MISS

AND YET THE HAND THAT BRINGS THE ROSE TONIGHT, IS THE HAND I WILL HOLD

FOR THE ROSE OF LOVE MEANS MORE TO ME, THAN ANY RICH MANíS GOLD

 

(REPEAT LAST VERSE)


A SATISFIED MIND

COWBOY COPAS, C

JOE "RED" HAYES, JACK RHODES

 

HOW MANY TIMES, HAVE YOU HEARD SOMEONE SAY

IF I HAD HIS MONEY, I WOULD DO THINGS MY WAY

BUT LITTLE THEY KNOW, THAT ITíS SO HARD TO FIND

ONE RICH MAN IN TEN, WITH A SATISFIED MIND

 

ONCE I WAS WINNING, IN FORTUNE AND FAME

EVERYTHING THAT I DREAMED FOR, TO GET A START IN LIFEíS GAME

BUT SUDDENLY IT HAPPENED, I LOST EVERY DIME

BUT IíM RICHER BY FAR, WITH A SATISFIED MIND

 

(INSTRUMENTAL)

 

MONEY CANíT BUY BACK, YOUR YOUTH WHEN YOUíRE OLD

OR A FRIEND WHEN YOUíRE LONELY

OR A LOVE THATíS GROWN COLD

THE WEALTHIEST PERSON, IS A PAUPER AT TIMES

COMPARED TO THE MAN, WITH A SATISFIED MIND

 

WHEN LIFE HAS ENDED, MY TIME HAS RUN OUT

MY FRIENDS AND MY LOVED ONES

IíLL LEAVE THEREíS NO DOUBT

BUT ONE THING'S FOR CERTAIN, WHEN IT COMES MY TIME

IíLL LEAVE THIS OLD WORLD, WITH A SATISFIED MIND


ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT?

ELVIS PRESLEY, C

ROY TURK, LOU HANDMAN

 

ARE YOU (C) LONESOME TONIGHT?

DO YOU MISS ME TONIGHT?

ARE YOU SORRY WE (A7) DRIFTED A(Dm)PART?

DOES YOUR (G) MEMORY STRAY

TO A (G7) BRIGHT SUMMER DAY

WHEN I (Dm7) KISSED YOU AND CALLED YOU SWEET(C)HEART?

DO THE (C7) CHAIRS IN YOUR PARLOR SEEM (F) EMPTY AND BARE?

DO YOU (D) GAZE AT YOUR DOORSTEP

AND (G7) PICTURE ME THERE?

IS YOUR (C) HEART FILLED WITH PAIN?

SHALL I (D) COME BACK AGAIN?

TELL ME, (G) DEAR, ARE YOU (G7) LONESOME TO(C)NIGHT?

 

(TALKING) I WONDER IF YOUíRE LONESOME TONIGHT

YOU KNOW, SOMEONE SAID THAT THE WORLDíS A STAGE

AND EACH OF US MUST PLAY A PART

FATE HAD ME PLAYING IN LOVE WITH YOU AS MY SWEETHEART

ACT ONE WAS WHEN WE MET

I LOVED YOU AT FIRST GLANCE

YOU READ YOUR LINES SO CLEVERLY AND NEVER MISSED A CUE

THEN CAME ACT TWO

YOU SEEMED TO CHANGE

YOU ACTED STRANGE AND WHY, IíLL NEVER KNOW

HONEY, YOU LIED WHEN YOU SAID YOU LOVED ME

AND I HAD NO CAUSE TO DOUBT

BUT IíD RATHER GO ON HEARING YOUR LIES

THAN TO GO ON LIVING WITHOUT YOU

NOW THE STAGE IS BARE

AND IíM STANDING THERE

WITH EMPTINESS ALL AROUND

AND IF YOU WONíT COME BACK TO ME

THEN THEY CAN RING THE CURTAIN DOWN

 

(SINGING) IS YOUR HEART FILLED WITH PAIN, SHALL I COME BACK AGAIN

TELL ME, DEAR, ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT?


ASHES OF LOVE

JOHNNY AND JACK

J ANGLIN, J WRIGHT

 

(CHORUS) ASHES OF LOVE, COLD AS ICE

YOU MADE THE DEBT, I PAY THE PRICE

OUR LOVE IS GONE, THEREíS NO DOUBT

ASHES OF LOVE, THE FLAMEíS BURNED OUT

 

(INSTRUMENTAL)

 

THE LOVE LIGHT THAT SHINES, IN YOUR EYES

HAS GONE OUT, TO MY SURPRISE

WE SAID GOODBYE, MY HEART BLED

I REALIZE, OUR LOVE IS DEAD

(I CAN'T REVIVE YOUR LOVE IS DEAD) (CHORUS)

 

I TRUSTED YOU, YOUR LOVE WAS SAND

YOUR EVERY WISH, WAS MY COMMAND

MY HEART TELLS ME, I MUST FORGET

I LOVED YOU THEN, I LOVE YOU YET (CHORUS)

 

 

(ALTERNATE, FROM AMAZING RHYTHM ACES):

 

THE LOVE LIGHT THAT SHINES, IN YOUR EYES

HAS GONE OUT, TO MY SURPRISE

WE SAID GOODBYE, MY HEART BLED

NOW I LIVE WITHOUT YOUR LOVE INSTEAD (CHORUS)

 

I TRUSTED YOU, OUR LOVE COULD STAND

YOUR EVERY WISH, WAS MY COMMAND

OUR LOVE WAS WRONG, THERE'S NO DOUBT

ASHES OF LOVE, THE FLAME'S BURNED OUT (CHORUS)


A SWEET OLD FASHIONED GIRL

TERESA BREWER (BREUER)

BOB MERRILL

 

SCOOBLEY-DOO-BEE-DOO, BE-DOO-BE-DOO-BE-DOO-BE-DOO

 

WOULDN'T ANYBODY CARE TO MEET A SWEET OLD FASHIONED GIRL, A-SCOOBLEY-DOO-BEE-DO

WOULDN'T ANYBODY CARE ABOUT A SWEET OLD FASHIONED PEARL, A-SCOOBLEY-DOO-BEE-DUM

WHO'S A FRANTIC LITTLE BOPPER IN SLOPPY SOCKS

JUST A CRAZY ROCKIN' ROLLIN' LITTLE GOLDILOCKS

WOULDN'T ANYBODY CARE ABOUT A SWEET OLD FASHIONED GIRL

 

DOESN'T ANYBODY CARE TO HEAR SOME SWEET OLD FASHIONED TALK, A-SCOOBLEY-DOO-BEE-DUM

WOULDN'T ANYBOTH LIKE TO TAKE A NICE OLD FASHIONED WALK, A-SCOOBLEY-DOO-BEE-DUM

TAKE A WALK AROUND THE CORNER WHERE THE CATS ALL STOP

WHERE YOU DIG THE JUICY RIBS AND YOU DANCE THE BOP

WOULDN'T ANYBODY LIKE TO TAKE A NICE OLD FASHIONED WALK

 

A-SCOOBY-DO, A-SCOOBY-DO, WE CAN ROCK ON A BICYCLE BUILD FOR TWO

A-SCOOBY-DIE, A-SCOOBY-DIE, OH, YOU CAN GET ALL YOUR KICKS IF YOU GIVE US A TRY

 

WOULDN'T ANYBODY WANT TO MEET A SWEET OLD FASHIONED MISS, A-SCOOBLEY-DUM

WOULDN'T ANYBODY WANT TO KISS A SWEET OLD FASHIONED KISS, A-SCOOBLEY-DUM

YOU'LL JUST FLIP YOUR LITTLE WIG 'CAUSE YOU'LL BET YOUR SOCKS

THAT YOU REALLY DIG THE FLAVOR OF OUR BUBBLEGUM

WOULDN'T ANYBODY CARE TO MEET A SWEET OLD FASHIONED GIRL

 

A-SCOOBY-DO, A-SCOOBY-DO, WE WENT OUT TO THAT HOUSE WHERE THE LIGHTS ARE BLUE

A-SCOOBY-DIE, A-SCOOBY-DIE, THOUGH WE WENT WALTZING IN, WE WENT BOPPING GOODBYE

 

(REPEAT FIRST VERSE) + SCOOBLEY-DOO-BEE-DOO-BEE-DOO


AT THE HOP

DANNY AND THE JUNIORS

 

BAH,AH,AH,AH, BAH,AH,AH,AH, BAH,AH,AH,AH, BAH,AH,AH,AH AT THE HOP

 

WELL YOU CAN ROCK IT, YOU CAN ROLL IT, YOU CAN STOMP AND YOU CAN STROLL IT, AT THE HOP

WHEN THE RECORDS START SPINNING YOUR TWO LIPS ARE WHERE YOUíRE CHICKEN (?)

DO THE DANCE SENSATIONS THAT ARE SWEEPING THE NATION, AT THE HOP

 

(CHORUS) LETíS GO TO THE HOP, LETíS GO TO THE HOP, LETíS GO TO THE HOP, LETíS GO TO THE HOP

COME ON, LETíS GO TO THE HOP

 

WELL YOU CAN SCREAM AND YOU CAN GROOVE IT, YOU CAN REALLY START TO MOVE IT, AT THE HOP

WHERE THE JOCKEY IS THE SMOOTHEST, AND THE MUSIC IS THE COOLEST

ALL THE CATS AND THE CHICKS GO TO GET THEIR KICKS, AT THE HOP

 

(THEN CHORUS, THEN TWO VERSES, THEN CHORUS)


A WHITE SPORT COAT

MARTY ROBBINS, A

 

(A) A WHITE SPORT COAT, AND A (D) PINK CAR(E)NATION

(D) IíM ALL DRESSED (E) UP FOR THE (A) DANCE

(A) A WHITE SPORT COAT, AND A (D) PINK CAR(E)NATION

(D) IíM ALL A(E)LONE IN RO(A)MANCE

 

(E) ONCE YOU TOLD ME LONG AGO

(A) TO THE PROM, WITH ME YOUíD GO

(D) NOW YOUíVE CHANGED YOUR MIND IT SEEMS

(E) SOMEONE ELSE WILL HOLD MY DREAMS

 

(A) A WHITE SPORT COAT, AND A (D) PINK CAR(E)NATION

(D) IíM IN A (E) BLUE, BLUE (A) MOOD


BACK HOME AGAIN

JOHN DENVER

 

THEREíS A STORM ACROSS THE VALLEY, CLOUDS ARE ROLLING IN

THE AFTERNOON IS HEAVY ON YOUR SHOULDERS

THEREíS A TRUCK OUT ON THE FOUR LANE, A MILE OR MORE AWAY

THE WHINING OF ITS WHEELS JUST MAKES IT COLDER

 

HEíS AN HOUR AWAY FROM RIDING ON YOUR PRAYERS UP IN THE SKY

AND TEN DAYS ON THE ROAD IS BARELY GONE

THEREíS A FIRE SOFTLY BURNING, SUPPERíS ON THE STOVE

BUT ITíS THE LIGHT IN YOUR EYES THAT MAKES HIM WARM

 

(CHORUS) HEY, ITíS GOOD TO BE BACK HOME AGAIN

SOMETIMES THIS OLD FARM FEELS LIKE A LONG LOST FRIEND

(YES AND) HEY ITíS GOOD TO BE BACK HOME AGAIN

 

THEREíS ALL THE NEWS TO TELL HIM, HOWíD YOU SPEND YOUR TIME

WHATíS THE LATEST THING, THE NEIGHBORS SAY?

AND YOUR MOTHER CALLED LAST FRIDAY, "SUNSHINE" MADE HER CRY

SHE FELT THE BABY MOVE JUST YESTERDAY

 

AND OH THE TIME THAT I CAN LAY THIS TIRED OLD BODY DOWN

AND FEEL YOUR FINGERS FEATHER SOFT UPON ME

THE KISSES THAT I LIVE FOR, THE LOVE THAT LIGHTS MY WAY

THE HAPPINESS THAT LIVING WITH YOU BRINGS ME

 

ITíS THE SWEETEST THING I KNOW OF, JUST SPENDING TIME WITH YOU

ITíS THE LITTLE THINGS THAT MAKE A HOUSE A HOME

LIKE A FIRE SOFTLY BURNING, SUPPERíS ON THE STOVE

ITíS THE LIGHT IN YOUR EYES THAT MAKES ME WARM

 

HEY ITíS GOOD TO BE BACK HOME AGAIN, YES IT IS

SOMETIMES THIS OLD FARM FEELS LIKE A LONG LOST FRIEND

YES AND HEY, ITíS GOOD TO BE BACK HOME AGAIN

(REPEAT THREE PREVIOUS LINES), +

YES AND HEY, ITíS GOOD TO BE BACK HOME AGAIN


BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC

WORDS BY JULIA WARD HOWE, MUSIC BY WILLIAM STEFFE (TUNE OF JOHN BROWN'S BODY), E

 

(E) MINE EYES HAVE SEEN THE GLORY OF THE COMING OF THE LORD

HE IS (A) TRAMPLING OUT THE VINTAGE WHERE THE (E) GRAPES OF WRATH ARE (B7) STORED

HE HAS (E) LOOSED THE FATEFUL LIGHTNING OF HIS TERRIBLE SWIFT SWORD

HIS (B7) TRUTH IS MARCHING (E) ON

 

(CHORUS) GLORY, GLORY! HALLELUJAH!

(A) GLORY, GLORY! HALLE(E)LUJAH!

GLORY, GLORY! HALLELUJAH!

HIS (B7) TRUTH IS MARCHING (E) ON

 

I HAVE SEEN HIM IN THE WATCH-FIRES OF A HUNDRED CIRCLING CAMPS

THEY HAVE BUILDED HIM AN ALTAR IN THE EVENING DEWS AND DAMPS

I CAN READ HIS RIGHTEOUS SENTENCE BY THE DIM AND FLAMING LAMPS

HIS DAY IS MARCHING ON

 

I HAVE READ A FIERY GOSPEL, WRIT IN BURNISHED ROWS OF STEEL

"AS YE DEAL WITH MY CONTEMNERS, SO WITH YOU MY GRACE SHALL DEAL

LET THE HERO, BORN OF WOMAN, CRUSH THE SERPENT WITH HIS HEEL

SINCE GOD IS MARCHING ON"

 

HE HAS SOUNDED FORTH THE TRUMPET THAT SHALL NEVER CALL RETREAT

HE IS SIFTING OUT THE HEARTS OF MEN BEFORE HIS JUDGMENT SEAT

O, BE SWIFT, MY SOUL, TO ANSWER HIM! BE JUBILANT MY FEET

OUR GOD IS MARCHING ON

 

IN THE BEAUTY OF THE LILIES CHRIST WAS BORN ACROSS THE SEA

WITH A GLORY IN HIS BOSOM THAT TRANSFIGURES YOU AND ME

AS HE DIED TO MAKE MEN HOLY, LET US LIVE TO MAKE MEN FREE

HIS TRUTH IS MARCHING ON

 

HE IS COMING LIKE THE GLORY OF THE MORNING ON THE WAVE

HE IS WISDOM TO THE MIGHTY, HE HIS HONOR TO THE BRAVE

SO THE WORLD SHALL BE HIS FOOTSTOOL, AND THE SOUL OF WRONG HIS SLAVE

OUR GOD IS MARCHING ON!


BIG IRON

MARTY ROBBINS, C

 

(INTRO: Am Em Am)

 

(C) TO THE TOWN OF AGUA FRIA, RODE A (Am) STRANGER ONE FINE DAY

HARDLY (C) SPOKE TO FOLKS AROUND HIM, DIDNíT (Am) HAVE TOO MUCH TO SAY

NO ONE (F) DARED TO ASK HIS BUSINESS, NO ONE (C) DARED TO MAKE A SLIP

THE STRANGER THERE AMONG THEM HAD A (Am) BIG IRON ON HIS HIP

BIG IRON ON HIS (C) HIP

 

IT WAS EARLY IN THE MORNING WHEN HE RODE INTO THE TOWN

HE CAME RIDING FROM THE SOUTH SIDE, SLOWLY LOOKING ALL AROUND

HEíS AN OUTLAW LOOSE AND RUNNINí CAME THE WHISPER FROM EACH LIP

AND HEíS HERE TO DO SOME BUSINESS WITH THE BIG IRON ON HIS HIP

BIG IRON ON HIS HIP

 

IN THIS TOWN THERE LIVED AN OUTLAW, BY THE NAME OF TEXAS RED

MANY MEN HAD TRIED TO TAKE HIM, AND THAT MANY MEN WERE DEAD

HE WAS VICIOUS AND A KILLER, THOUGH A YOUTH OF TWENTY FOUR

AND THE NOTCHES ON HIS PISTOL NUMBERED ONE AND NINETEEN MORE

ONE AND NINETEEN MORE

 

NOW THIS STRANGER STARTED TALKING, MADE IT PLAIN TO FOLKS AROUND

WAS AN ARIZONA RANGER, WOULDNíT BE TOO LONG IN TOWN

HE CAME HERE TO TAKE AN OUTLAW BACK ALIVE OR MAYBE DEAD

AND HE SAID IT DIDNíT MATTER HE WAS AFTER TEXAS RED

AFTER TEXAS RED

 

WASNíT LONG BEFORE THE STORY WAS RELAYED TO TEXAS RED

BUT THE OUTLAW DIDNíT WORRY, MEN THAT TRIED BEFORE WERE DEAD

TWENTY MEN HAD TRIED TO TAKE HIM, TWENTY MEN HAD MADE A SLIP

TWENTY-ONE WOULD BE THE RANGER WITH THE BIG IRON ON HIS HIP

BIG IRON ON HIS HIP

 

NOW THE MORNING PASSED SO QUICKLY IT WAS TIME FOR THEM TO MEET

IT WAS TWENTY PAST ELEVEN WHEN THEY WALKED OUT IN THE STREET

FOLKS WERE WATCHING FROM THEIR WINDOWS EVERYBODY HELD THEIR BREATH

THEY KNEW THIS HANDSOME RANGER WAS ABOUT TO MEET HIS DEATH

ABOUT TO MEET HIS DEATH

 

THERE WAS FORTY FEET BETWEEN THEM WHEN THEY STOPPED TO MAKE THEIR PLAY

AND THE SWIFTNESS OF THE RANGER IS STILL TALKED ABOUT TODAY

TEXAS RED HAD NOT CLEARED LEATHER WHEN A BULLET FAIRLY RIPPED

AND THE RANGER'S AIM WAS DEADLY, WITH THE BIG IRON ON HIS HIP

BIG IRON ON HIS HIP

 

IT WAS OVER IN A MOMENT, AND THE FOLKS HAD GATHERED ROUND

THERE BEFORE THEM LAY THE BODY OF THE OUTLAW ON THE GROUND

OH, HE MIGHT HAVE GONE ON LIVING BUT HE MADE ONE FATAL SLIP

WHEN HE TRIED TO MATCH THE RANGER WITH THE BIG IRON ON HIS HIP

BIG IRON ON HIS HIP, BIG IRON, BIG IRON, WHEN HE TRIED TO MATCH THE RANGER WITH THE BIG IRON ON HIS HIP


BILL BAILEY

HUGHIE CANNON, G

 

(G) WON'T YOU COME HOME BILL BAILEY

WON'T YOU COME HOME

SHE MOANS THE WHOLE DAY (D7) LONG

I'LL DO THE COOKING, DARLING, I'LL PAY THE RENT

I KNOW I'VE DONE YOU (G) WRONG

(RE)MEMBER THAT RAINY EVE THAT/ I DROVE YOU OUT

WITH NOTHING BUT A FINE (G7) TOOTH (C) COMB

I KNOW I'M TO BLAME, WELL (G) AIN'T THAT A (E7) SHAME

BILL (A) BAILEY WON'T YOU (D7) PLEASE COME (G) HOME

 

(ORIG LYRICS:

'MEMBER DAT RAINY EVE, DAT DROVE I YOU OUT

WID NOTHIN BU A FINE TOOTH COMB

I KNOWS I'SE TO BLAME, WELL AIN'T DAT A SHAME

BILL BAILEY WON'T YOU PLEASE COME HOME)


B.J. THE D.J.

STONEWALL JACKSON

HUGH LEWIS

 

A STORY ĎBOUT A PAL OF MINE

WHO WORKED DOWN NEAR THE GEORGIA LINE

AS D.J. IN A LITTLE COUNTRY STATION

EVERYBODY LOVED HIM DEAR

'CAUSE HE PLAYED WHAT THEY LIKED TO HEAR

HE BUILT HIMSELF UP QUITE A REPUTATION

 

AT RECORD HOPS HEíD STAYED OUT LATE

AND HIS MOM WOULD ALWAYS WAIT

TO SEE IF HE HAD MADE IT HOME ALIVE

SHE WARNED (HIM) AGAINST HIS LOSS OF SLEEP

AND DRIVING FAST IN THAT OLD HEAP

AND THAT HE HAD TO BE AT WORK BY FIVE

 

(CHORUS) B.J. THE D.J. YOUíRE LIVING MUCH TOO FAST

AND IF YOU DONíT CHANGE YOUR WAYS

DONíT SEE HOW YOU CAN LAST

 

EVERY MORNING JUST PAST FOUR

FROM THE DRIVEWAY HE WOULD ROAR

OVERSLEPT AND HE WAS LATE AGAIN

THEN AT BREAK-NECK SPEED HEíD DRIVE

TO SIGN THE STATION ON AT FIVE

HE HAD LOTS OF RECORDS HE MUST SPIN

 

HIS MOM SAT BY THE RADIO

UNTIL HIS VOICE TOLD HER HELLO

SHE KNEW THEN THAT HEíD MADE IT THERE ALRIGHT

THEN SHEíD SAY A LITTLE PRAYER

HEíD BE SAFE FOR HE WAS THERE

AND SHEíD WAIT UP FOR HIM AGAIN TONIGHT (CHORUS)

 

THEN ONE COLD AND RAINY MORN

ALL FOUR TIRES WERE BADLY WORN

BUT STILL HE SCRATCHED OFF JUST AS FAST THIS TIME

B.J HAD A LOT OF NERVE BUT HE COMPLETELY MISSED A CURVE

AND HE SIGNED OFF DOWN NEAR THE GEORGIA LINE

 

MOM SAT BY THE RADIO

THE VOICE SHE HEARD SHE DIDNíT KNOW

B.J.íD NEVER BEEN THIS LATE BEFORE

BUT WITH THE ROADS SO BAD AND ALL

SHEíD WAIT A WHILE BEFORE SHEíD CALL

AND THEN SHE HEARD THE KNOCK UPON THE DOOR

 

B.J. THE D.J., ONLY TWENTY-FOUR

A WRECK AT NINETY MILES AN HOUR

HE'LL SPIN THE HITS NO MORE


BLUE CHRISTMAS

JIM REEVES

 

I'LL HAVE A BLUE CHRISTMAS WITHOUT YOU

I'LL BE SO BLUE THINKING ABOUT YOU

DECORATIONS OF RED ON A GREEN CHRISTMAS TREE

WON'T MEAN A THING, DEAR, IF YOU'RE NOT HERE WITH ME

 

AND WHEN THOSE BLUE SNOWFLAKES START FALLING

THAT'S WHEN THOSE BLUE HEARTACHES START CALLING

YOU'LL BE DOING ALL RIGHT WITH YOUR CHRISTMAS OF WHITE

BUT I'LL HAVE A BLUE, BLUE CHRISTMAS

 

(REPEAT LAST VERSE)


BLUE EYES CRYING IN THE RAIN

WILLIE NELSON, A

FRED ROSE

 

IN THE TWILIGHT GLOW I SEE HER

BLUE EYES CRYING IN THE RAIN

AS WE KISSED GOODBYE AND PARTED

I KNEW WEíD NEVER MEET AGAIN

 

LOVE IS LIKE A DYING EMBER

ONLY MEMORIES REMAIN

THROUGH THE AGES IíLL REMEMBER

BLUE EYES CRYING IN THE RAIN

 

NOW MY HAIR HAS TURNED TO SILVER

ALL MY LIFE IíVE LIVED IN VAIN

I CAN SEE HER STAR IN HEAVEN

BLUE EYES CRYING IN THE RAIN

 

SOMEDAY WHEN WE MEET UP YONDER

WEíLL STROLL HAND IN HAND AGAIN

IN A LAND THAT KNOWS NO PARTING

BLUE EYES CRYING IN THE RAIN


BLUE SKIES (FROM BETSY)

WILLIE NELSON, Em

IRVING BERLIN

 

(Em) BLUE SKIES SMILING AT (G) ME

NOTHING BUT BLUE SKIES (D) DO I (G) SEE

(Em) BLUEBIRDS SINGING A (G) SONG

NOTHING BUT BLUEBIRDS (D) ALL DAY (G) LONG

 

NEVER SAW THE SUN (Cm) SHINING SO (G) BRIGHT

NEVER SAW THINGS (Cm) GOING SO (G) RIGHT

NOTICING THE DAYS (Cm) HURRYING (G) BY

(Cm) WHEN YOU'RE IN (G) LOVE, (D7) MY, HOW THEY (G) FLY

 

(Em) BLUE DAYS ALL OF THEM (G) GONE

NOTHING BUT BLUE SKIES (D) FROM NOW (G) ON

 

(REPEAT)

 

(NOTE: PLAY Cm IN 3RD POSITION, BARRED, AND THEN MOVE

TO G IN 3RD POSITION BARRED.)


BORN TO LOSE

HANK SNOW

TED DAFFAN

 

BORN TO LOSE, IíVE LIVED MY LIFE IN VAIN

EVERY DREAM HAS ONLY BROUGHT ME PAIN

ALL MY LIFE IíVE ALWAYS BEEN SO BLUE

BORN TO LOSE AND NOW IíM LOSING YOU

 

BORN TO LOSE, IT SEEMS SO HARD TO BEAR

HOW I LONGED TO ALWAYS HAVE YOU NEAR

YOUíVE GROWN TIRED AND NOW YOU SAY WEíRE THROUGH

BORN TO LOSE AND NOW IíM LOSING YOU

 

BORN TO LOSE AND NOW IíM LOSING YOU


BOTTLE OF WINE

G

 

BOTTLE OF WINE, FRUIT OF THE VINE

WHEN YOU GONNA LET ME GET SOBER

LEAVE ME ALONE, LET ME GO HOME

LET ME GO HOME AND START OVER

 

RAMBLINí AROUND THIS DIRTY OLD TOWN

SINGINí FOR NICKELS AND DIMES

TIMES GETTINí ROUGH, I AINíT GOT ENOUGH

TO GET A LITTLE BOTTLE OF WINE

 

PAIN IN MY HEAD, BUGS IN MY BED

PANTS ARE SO OLD THAT THEY SHINE

OUT ON THE STREET, TELL THE PEOPLE I MEET

BUY ME A BOTTLE OF WINE

 

PREACHER WILL PREACH, TEACHER WILL TEACH

THE MINER WILL DIG IN THE MINE

I RIDE THE RODS, TRUSTING IN GOD

HUGGINí MY LITTLE BOTTLE OF WINE


BOUQUET OF ROSES

GEORGE MORGAN, A

STEVE NELSON - BOB HILLIARD

 

IíM SENDING YOU A BIG BOUQUET OF ROSES

ONE FOR EVERY TIME YOU BROKE MY HEART

AND AS THE DOOR OF LOVE BETWEEN US CLOSES

TEARS WILL FALL LIKE PETALS WHEN WE PART

I BEGGED YOU TO BE DIFFERENT

BUT YOUíLL ALWAYS BE UNTRUE

IíM (B7) TIRED OF FORGIVING

NOW THEREíS NOTHING LEFT TO DO

SO IíM SENDING YOU A BIG BOUQUET OF ROSES

ONE FOR EVERY TIME YOU BROKE MY HEART

 

(INSTRUMENTAL)

 

YOU MADE OUR LOVERSí LANE A ROAD OF SORROW

TILL AT LAST WE HAD TO SAY GOODBYE

YOU'RE LEAVING ME TO FACE EACH NEW TOMORROW

WITH A BROKEN HEART YOU TAUGHT TO CRY

I KNOW THAT I SHOULD HATE YOU

AFTER ALL YOU'VE PUT ME THROUGH

BUT HOW CAN I BE BITTER

WHEN IíM STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU

SO IíM SENDING YOU A BIG BOUQUET OF ROSES

ONE FOR EVERY TIME YOU BROKE MY HEART


BROWN-EYED HANDSOME MAN

Waylon Jennings, D

Chuck Berry

 
(D) Flying across the desert in a TWA
I saw a woman walking across the sand
She been a-walkin' thirty miles en (G) route to L.A.
To get a (A) brown-eyed handsome (D) man
Her destination was a (C) brown-eyed handsome (D) man
 
(D) Milo Venus was a beautiful lass
She had the world in the palm of her hand
But she lost both her arms in a (G) wrestling match
To get a (A) brown-eyed handsome (D) man
She fought and won herself a (C) brown-eyed handsome (D) man
 
(Chorus) (G) Way back in history three thousand years
Back (D) ever since the world began
There's been a lot of good women (G) shed a tear
For a (A) brown-eyed handsome (D) man
That's what the trouble was (C) brown-eyed handsome (D) man
 
(a tone higher) (E) Beautiful daughter couldn't make up her mind
Between a doctor and a lawyer man
mother told her daughter go (A) out and find yourself
A (B) brown eyed handsome (E) man
Just like your daddy is a (D) brown-eyed handsome (E) man
 
(E) Arrested on charges of unemployED
He was sitting in the witness stand
The judge's wife called up the (A) district attorney
SET you (B) free that brown-eyed (E) man
You want your job you better (D) free that brown-eyed (E) man
 
(Chorus) (A) Way back in history three thousand years
Back (E) ever since the world began
There's been a lot of good (A) women shed a tear
For a (B) brown-eyed handsome (E) man
That's what the trouble is A (D) brown-eyed handsome (E) man

BROWN-SKIN GIRL

HARRY BELAFONTE

CALYPSO

 

EVERYTHING TO KEEP ME FROM SLEEPING

A LOT OF SAILOR BOYS THEY WERE LEAVING

AND EVERYBODY THERE THEY WERE JUMPING

TO HEAR THE SAILOR BOYS IN OUR CHORUS SINGING

 

(CHORUS)THE BROWN-SKIN GIRL, STAY HOME AND MIND BABY

THE BROWN-SKIN GIRL, STAY HOME AND MIND BABY

IíM GOING AWAY IN A SAILING BOAT

AND IF I DONíT COME BACK, STAY HOME AND MIND BABY

 

NOW THE AMERICANS MADE AN INVASION

WE THOUGHT IT WAS A HELP TO THE ISLAND

UNTIL THEY LEFT FROM HERE ON VACATION

THEY LEFT THE NATIVE BOY HOME TO MIND THEIR CHILDREN, SINGING (CHORUS)

 

NOW I TELL YOU THE STORY ABOUT MILLIE

MILLIE MADE A NICE BLUE-EYED BABY

THEY SAY SHE FANCIED THE MOTHER

BUT THE BLUE-EYED BABY, HAíE NO SHE FATHER

 

(INSTRUMENTAL)

 

NOW THE AMERICANS ALL HAD THEIR PLEASURE

WHILE THE MUSIC PLAYED TO THEIR LEISURE

AND EVERYBODY THERE THEY WERE JUMPING

TO HEAR THE SAILOR BOYS IN OUR CHORUS SINGING

 

(CHORUS, REPEAT CHORUS AND FADE)


BUMMING AROUND

HANK SNOW, A

PETE GRAVES

 

GOT AN OLD SLOUCH HAT

GOT MY ROLL ON MY SHOULDER

I'M AS FREE AS THE BREEZE AND I'LL DO AS I PLEASE

JUST A-BUMMIN' AROUND

 

GOT A MILLION FRIENDS

DON'T FEEL ANY OLDER

I'VE GOT NOTHING TO LOSE, NOT EVEN THE BLUES

JUST A-BUMMIN' AROUND

 

WHENEVER WORRIES START TO BOTHERING ME

I (B7) GRAB MY COAT, MY OLD SLOUCH HAT

HIT THE ROAD AGAIN, YOU SEE

 

I AIN'T GOT A DIME

DON'T CARE WHERE I'M GOING

I'M AS FREE AS THE BREEZE AND I'LL DO AS I PLEASE

JUST A-BUMMIN' AROUND

 

(INSTRUMENTAL)

 

(REPEAT LAST VERSE)


CATTLE CALL

EDDIE ARNOLD

TEX OWENS

 

(YODEL IN MELODY, A-E-A-E-A)

 

THE CATTLE ARE PROWLING, THE COYOTES ARE HOWLING

WAY OUT WHERE THE DOGIES BAWL

WHERE SPURS ARE A JINGLING, A COWBOY IS SINGING

THIS LONESOME CATTLE CALL (YODEL)

 

HE RIDES IN THE SUN TILL HIS DAY'S WORK IS DONE

AND HE ROUNDS UP THE CATTLE EACH FALL

(YODEL) SINGING THIS CATTLE CALL

 

FOR HOURS HE COULD RIDE ON THE RANGE FAR AND WIDE

WHEN THE NIGHT WINDS BLOW UP A SQUALL

HIS HEART IS A FEATHER IN ALL KINDS OF WEATHER

HE SINGS HIS CATTLE CALL (YODEL)

 

HE'S BROWN AS A BERRY FROM RIDING THE PRARIE

AND HE SINGS WITH AN OLD WESTERN DRAWL

(YODEL) SINGING HIS CATTLE CALL (YODEL)


CHARLIEíS SHOES

BILLY WALKER, D

ROY BAHAM

 

IíD LIKE TO BE IN CHARLIEíS SHOES

THATíS WHAT I ALWAYS SAID

ĎCAUSE HE HAD YOU AND EVERYTHING

TIED WITH A GOLDEN THREAD

THEN CHARLIE LEFT AND WENT AWAY

AND WHEN I GOT THE NEWS

IT WASNíT LONG ĎTILL I WAS WALKING ĎROUND IN CHARLIEíS SHOES

 

NOW IíM WEARING OUT THE SHOES THAT CHARLIE WORE

WALKING BACK AND FORTH ACROSS THE FLOOR

THE TROUBLES THAT DROVE HIM AWAY, IíVE GOT FOR COMPANY

THESE NIGHTS IN CHARLIEíS SHOES ARE KILLING ME

 

(WHISTLE)

 

THE GREENER GRASS THAT TURNED MY HEAD

SO SWIFTLY DID TURN BROWN

ĎCAUSE EVERY LITTLE DREAM I BUILD

SHEíS ALWAYS TEARING DOWN

I NEVER KNEW OLD CHARLIEíS SHOES

COULD HAVE SO MANY TACKS

OF DISAPPOINTING SORROWS

AND I WISH HE HAD ĎEM BACK

 

ĎCAUSE IíM WEARING OUT THE SHOES THAT CHARLIE WORE

WALKING BACK AND FORTH ACROSS THE FLOOR

THE TROUBLES THAT DROVE HIM AWAY, IíVE GOT FOR COMPANY

THESE NIGHTS IN CHARLIEíS SHOES ARE KILLING ME

 

(WHISTLE)


CHATTANOOGIE SHOE SHINE BOY

RED FOLEY, JACK STAPP, HARRY STONE

 

HAVE YOU EVER PASSED THE CORNER OF FOURTH AND GRAND

WHERE A LITTLE BALL OF RHYTHM HAS A SHOE SHINE STAND

PEOPLE GATHER ROUND AND THEY CLAP THEIR HANDS

HEíS A GREAT BIG BUNDLE OF JOY, HE POPS A BOOGIE WOOGIE RAG

THE CHATTANOOGIE SHOE SHINE BOY

 

HE CHARGES YOU A NICKEL JUST TO SHINE ONE SHOE

HE MAKES THE OLDEST KIND OF LEATHER LOOK LIKE NEW

YOU FEEL AS THOUGH YOU WANT TO DANCE WHEN HE GETS THROUGH

HEíS A GREAT BIG BUNDLE OF JOY, HE POPS A BOOGIE WOOGIE RAG

THE CHATTANOOGIE SHOE SHINE BOY

 

ITíS A WONDER THAT THE RAG DONíT TEAR, THE WAY HE MAKES IT POP

YOU OUGHT TO SEE HIM FAN THE AIR, WITH HIS

HIPPITY, HIPPITY, HIPPITY, HOPPITY, HIPPITY, HIPPITY, HOP

 

HE OPENS UP FOR BUSINESS WHEN THE CLOCK STRIKES NINE

HE LIKES TO GET ĎEM EARLY WHEN THEYíRE FEELING FINE

EVERYBODY GETS A LITTLE RISE AND SHINE

HEíS A GREAT BIG BUNDLE OF JOY, HE POPS A BOOGIE WOOGIE RAG

THE CHATTANOOGIE SHOE SHINE BOY


CHEATING GAME

SUSAN RAYE

D KNUTSON, BONNIE GUITAR

 

BREAK A HEART, THEN LAUGH, THEN WALK AWAY

OF TRUE LOVE YOU'VE MADE A MOCKERY

FREE TO GO, KNOWING NEXT TIME YOU'LL PAY NO PRICE FOR YOUR COMMON VICE

THE CHEATING GAME

LOVE AND LIES GO HAND IN HAND

YOUR LOVE GOES FREE LIKE WINDBLOWN SAND

SEEKING OUT UNWARY PREY, TEACHING THEM THE WAY YOU PLAY

THE CHEATING GAME

 

(CHORUS) WHO KNOWS THE MIND OF THE CHEATING KIND, WHO'S BLOCKED THE SHADOWS FROM SIGHT

WHO'S GOING TO PAY THE PRICE TO MAKE THE WRONG SEEM RIGHT

YOU'RE GONNA GO SCOT-FREE, TO LIVE A LIFE WITHOUT BLAME

WHILE I REAP THE HARVEST OF HEARTACHES, FROM THE CHEATING GAME

 

YOU PLANTED THE SEED, NOW I MUST SOW

MY LOVE ALONE TO MAKE IT GROW

CARRYING THE ONLY THING YOU LEFT ME, A LEGACY, FROM THE CHEATING GAME

THE WEB OF DREAMS YOU WEAVED SO WELL

WAS CASTING THE DIE FROM MY PRIVATE CELL

TAKING LOVE, FORSAKING LOVE, MAKING ME, A VICTIM OF, THE CHEATING GAME

 

(CHORUS)

(HUM CHORUS, FADE)


CINDY, OH CINDY

EDDIE FISHER

 

(CHORUS) CINDY, OH CINDY

CINDY DONíT LET ME DOWN

WRITE ME A LETTER SOON

AND IíLL BE HOMEWARD BOUND

 

I JOINED THE NAVY TO SEE THE WORLD

BUT NOWHERE COULD I FIND

A GIRL AS SWEET AS CINDY

THE GIRL I LEFT BEHIND

IíVE SAILED THE WIDE WORLD OVER

CANíT GET HER OUT OF MY MIND (CHORUS)

 

I SEE HER FACE IN EVERY WAVE

HER LIPS KISS EVERY BREEZE

HER LOVING ARMS REACH OUT TO ME

THROUGH CALM AND STORMY SEAS

AT NIGHT I PACE THE LONELY DECK

CARESSED BY MEMORIES (CHORUS)

 

I KNOW MY CINDYíS WAITING

AS I WALK THE DECK ALONE

HER LOVING ARMS REACH OUT FOR ME

SOON IíLL BE HEADING HOME

THEN MY SAILING DAYS WILL BE OVER

AND NO MORE WILL I ROAM (CHORUS)


CITY LIGHTS

RAY PRICE, D

 

A BRIGHT ARRAY OF CITY LIGHTS, AS FAR AS I CAN SEE

THE GREAT WHITE WAY SHINES THROUGH THE NIGHT

FOR LONELY GUYS LIKE ME

A CABARET, A HONKY TONK, THEIR FLASHING LIGHTS INVITE

A BROKEN HEART TO LOSE ITSELF, IN THE GLOW OF CITY LIGHTS

 

LIGHTS THAT SAY FORGET HER NAME IN A GLASS OF SHERRY WINE

LIGHTS THAT OFFER OTHER GIRLS FOR EMPTY HEARTS LIKE MINE

THEY PAINT A PRETTY PICTURE, OF A WORLD THATíS GAY AND BRIGHT

BUT ITíS JUST A MASK FOR LONELINESS, BEHIND THOSE CITY LIGHTS

 

THE WORLD WAS DARK AND GOD MADE STARS TO BRIGHTEN UP THE NIGHT

DID THE GOD THAT MADE THE STARS ABOVE, MAKE THOSE CITY LIGHTS

DID HE MAKE A PLACE FOR MEN TO CRY, WHEN THINGS DONíT TURN OUT RIGHT

ARE WE JUST SUPPOSED TO RUN AND HIDE, BEHIND THOSE CITY LIGHTS

 

LIGHTS THAT SAY FORGET HER LOVE, IN A DIFFERENT ATMOSPHERE

LIGHTS THAT LURE ARE NOTHING BUT, A MASQUERADE FOR TEARS

THEY PAINT A PRETTY PICTURE, BUT MY ARMS CANíT HOLD THEM TIGHT

AND I JUST CANíT SAY I LOVE YOU, TO A STREET OF CITY LIGHTS


COLD, COLD HEART

HANK WILLIAMS, A

 

I TRIED SO HARD MY DEAR TO SHOW

THAT YOUíRE MY EVERY DREAM

YET YOUíRE AFRAID EACH THING I DO

IS JUST SOME EVIL SCHEME

A MEMíRY FROM YOUR LONESOME PAST

KEEPS US SO FAR APART

WHY CANíT I FREE YOUR DOUBTFUL MIND

AND MELT YOUR COLD, COLD HEART

 

ANOTHER LOVE BEFORE MY TIME

MADE YOUR HEART SAD AND BLUE

AND SO MY HEART IS PAYING NOW

FOR THINGS I DIDNíT DO

IN ANGER UNKIND WORDS ARE SAID

THAT MAKE THE TEARDROPS START

WHY CANíT I FREE YOUR DOUBTFUL MIND

AND MELT YOUR COLD, COLD HEART

 

YOUíLL NEVER KNOW HOW MUCH IT HURTS

TO SEE YOU SIT AND CRY

YOU KNOW YOU NEED AND WANT MY LOVE

YET YOUíRE AFRAID TO TRY

WHY DO YOU RUN AND HIDE FROM LIFE?

TO TRY IT JUST AINíT SMART

WHY CANíT I FREE YOUR DOUBTFUL MIND

AND MELT YOUR COLD, COLD HEART

 

THERE WAS A TIME WHEN I BELIEVED

THAT YOU BELONGED TO ME

BUT NOW I KNOW YOUR HEART IS SHACKLED

TO A MEMORY

THE MORE I LEARN TO CARE FOR YOU

THE MORE WE DRIFT APART

WHY CANíT I FREE YOUR DOUBTFUL MIND

AND MELT YOUR COLD, COLD HEART


COME A LITTLE BIT CLOSER

JOHNNY RODRIGUES, BILLY WALKER

 

IN A LITTLE CAF… JUST THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BORDER

SHE WAS SITTING THERE GIVING ME LOOKS, THAT MADE MY MOUTH WATER

SO I STARTED WALKING HER WAY, BUT SHE BELONGED TO BAD MAN JOSE

AND I KNEW, YES I KNEW I SHOULD LEAVE, BUT I HEARD HER SAY, EH, EH

 

(CHORUS) COME A LITTLE BIT CLOSER, YOUíRE MY KIND OF MAN

SO BIG AND SO STRONG

COME A LITTLE BIT CLOSER, IíM ALL ALONE

AND THE NIGHT IS SO LONG

 

HMMM, SO WE STARTED TO DANCE, IN MY ARMS SHE FELT SO INVITING

I JUST COULDNíT RESIST JUST ONE LITTLE KISS SO EXCITING

THEN I HEARD THE GUITAR PLAYER SAY, VAMOOSE JOSEíS ON HIS WAY

AND I KNEW I SHOULD RUN BUT, I HEARD HER SAY, EH, EH (CHORUS)

 

THEN THE MUSIC STOPPED, AND I LOOKED THE CAF… WAS EMPTY

AND I HEARD JOSE SAY MAN YOUíRE IN TROUBLE PLENTY

SO I DROPPED THE DRINK FROM MY HAND, AND THROUGH THE WINDOW I RAN

AND AS I RODE AWAY I COULD HEAR HER SAY TO JOSE, EH, EH (CHORUS)


COOL WATER

SONS OF THE PIONEERS, FRANKIE LAINE, EDDIE ARNOLD, A

BOB NOLAN

 

(A) ALL DAY I'VE FACED A (E) BARREN WASTE

WITH(D)OUT THE TASTE OF (E) WATER

COOL (A) WATER

OLD (D) DAN AND I, WITH (E) THROATS BURNED DRY, AND (D) SOULS THAT CRY, FOR (A) WATER

(E) COOL, CLEAR, (A) WATER

 

(CHORUS) KEEP A-MOVING DAN, DON'T YOU (E) LISTEN TO HIM, DAN

HE'S A (A) DEVIL, NOT A MAN, AND HE'S (E) SPREAD THE BURNING SAND WITH (A) WATER

(D) DAN, CAN YOU SEE THAT (A) BIG GREEN TREE, WHERE THE (D) WATER'S RUNNING FREE, AND IT'S (E) WAITING THERE FOR ME AND (A) YOU

(E) COOL, CLEAR, (A) WATER

 

THE NIGHTS ARE COOL, AND (E) I'M A FOOL, EACH (D) STAR'S A POOL OF (E) WATER

COOL (A) WATER

BUT (D) WITH THE DAWN, I'LL (E) WAKE AND YAWN, AND (D) CARRY ON TO (A) WATER

(E) COOL, CLEAR, (A) WATER (CHORUS)

 

THE SHADOWS SWAY AND (E) SEEM TO SAY TO(D)NIGHT WE PRAY FOR (E) WATER

COOL (A) WATER

AND (D) WAY UP THERE, HE'LL (E) HEAR OUR PRAYER, AND (D) SHOW US WHERE THERE'S (A) WATER

(E) COOL, CLEAR, (A) WATER (CHORUS)

 

DAN'S FEET ARE SORE, HE'S (E) YEARNING FOR, JUST (D) ONE THING MORE THAN (E) WATER

COOL (A) WATER

LIKE (D) ME I GUESS HE'D (E) LIKE TO REST WHERE (D) THERE'S NO QUEST FOR (A) WATER

(E) COOL, CLEAR, (A) WATER, (D) COOL, CLEAR, (A) WATER


CRAZY ARMS

RAY PRICE, THE CHEROKEE COWBOY

RALPH MOONEY, CHARLES SEALS

 

NOW BLUE AINíT THE WORD FOR THE WAY THAT I FEEL

AND THE STORMS BREWING IN THIS HEART OF MINE

THIS AINíT NO CRAZY DREAM I KNOW THAT ITíS REAL

YOUíRE SOMEONE ELSEíS LOVE NOW YOUíRE NOT MINE

 

(CHORUS) CRAZY ARMS THAT REACH TO HOLD SOMEBODY NEW

FOR MY YEARNING HEART KEEPS SAYING YOUíRE NOT MINE

MY TROUBLED MIND KNOWS SOON TO ANOTHER YOUíLL BE WED

AND THATíS WHY IíM LONELY ALL THE TIME

 

SO PLEASE TAKE THE TREASURED DREAMS I HAD FOR YOU AND ME

AND TAKE ALL THE LOVE I THOUGHT WAS MINE

SOMEDAY MY CRAZY ARMS WILL HOLD SOMEBODY NEW

BUT NOW IíM SO LONELY ALL THE TIME (CHORUS)


CROSS THE BRAZOS AT WACO

BILLY WALKER

 

ON THE CHISOLM TRAIL IT WAS MIDNIGHT

CARMELLA WAS STRONG ON HIS MIND

BECAUSE OF THE LIFE HE HAD CHOSEN

CARMELLA HAD LEFT HIM BEHIND

TOO LONG HEíD BEEN EL BANDIDO

CARMELLA HAD LEFT HIM ALONE

BUT TODAY SOMEONE BROUGHT A MESSAGE

SHEíD BEEN SEEN IN OLD SAN ANTONE

 

(CHORUS) CROSS THE BRAZOS AT WACO

RIDE HARD AND IíLL MAKE IT BY DAWN

CROSS THE BRAZOS AT WACO

IíM SAFE WHEN I REACH SAN ANTONE

 

HE GLANCED BACK OVER HIS SHOULDER

THE POSSE WAS NOWHERE IN SIGHT

HEíD SENT FOR CARMELLA TO MEET HIM

ON THE BANKS OF THE BRAZOS TONIGHT

SHE WAS WAITING AND HE KEPT THE PROMISE

HEíD MADE SUCH A LONG TIME AGO

AS HE DROPPED THE GUNS THAT SHE HATED

IN THE MUDDY BRAZOS BELOW

 

CROSS THE BRAZOS AT WACO

RIDE HARD AND IíLL MAKE IT BY DAWN

CROSS THE BRAZOS AT WACO

IíLL WALK STRAIGHT IN OLD SAN ANTONE

 

THEN THE NIGHT CAME ALIVE WITH GUNFIRE

HE KNEW THAT AT LAST HEíD BEEN FOUND

AS THE RANGERíS BADGE SHONE BRIGHTLY

EL BANDIDO LAY ON THE GROUND

CARMELLA KNEW HE WAS DYING

THAT ALL OF HER DREAMS WERE IN VAIN

AS SHE KISSED HIS LIPS FOR THE LAST TIME

SHE HEARD HIM WHISPER AGAIN†† (CHORUS)


CRYSTAL CHANDELIERS

CHARLEY PRIDE

 

(CHORUS) OH THE CRYSTAL CHANDELIERS LIGHT UP THE PAINTINGS ON YOUR WALLS

THE MARBLE STATUETTES ARE STANDING STATELY IN THE

HALL

BUT WILL THE TIMELY CROWD THAT HAD YOU LAUGHING

LOUD HELP YOU DRY YOUR TEARS

WHEN THE NEW WEARS OFF OF YOUR CRYSTAL CHANDELIERS

 

I NEVER DID FIT IN TOO WELL/ WITH THE FOLKS YOU KNEW

AND ITíS PLAIN TO SEE THAT THE LIKES OF ME DONíT FIT WITH YOU

SO YOU TRADED ME FOR THE GAIETY OF THE WELL-TO-DO

AND YOU TURNED AWAY FROM THE LOVE I OFFERED YOU (CHORUS)

 

I SEE YOUR PIC/TURE IN THE NEWS/ MOST EVERY DAY

AND YOUíRE THE CHOSEN GIRL OF THE SOCIAL WORLD SO THE STORIES SAY

BUT A PAPER SMILE ONLY LASTS A WHILE THEN IT FADES AWAY

WHEN THE LOVE WE KNEW WILL COME HOME TO YOU SOME DAY (CHORUS)


DARK MOON

GALE STORM, BONNIE GUITAR, A

NED MILLER

 

DARK MOON, AWAY UP HIGH, UP IN THE SKY

OH TELL ME WHY, OH TELL ME WHY YOU'VE LOST YOUR SPLENDOR

DARK MOON, WHAT IS THE CAUSE YOUR LIGHT WITHDRAWS, IS IT BECAUSE, IS IT BECAUSE, I'VE LOST MY LOVE [CODA]

 

MORTALS HAVE DREAMS, OF LOVE'S PERFECT SCHEMES

BUT (B7) THEY DON'T REALIZE, THAT LOVE WILL SOMETIMES BRING A

 

DARK MOON, AWAY Ö

(REPEAT)

(REPEAT AGAIN, AND THEN END AT [CODA]


DECK OF CARDS

TEX RITTER

WINK MARTINDALE

 

DURING THE NORTH AFRICA CAMPAIGN, A GROUP OF SOLDIER BOYS HAD BEEN ON A LONG HIKE

THEY CAME TO A LITTLE TOWN CALLED BIZERTA

THE NEXT DAY BEING SUNDAY, SOME OF THE BOYS WENT TO CHURCH

A SERGEANT COMMANDED THE BOYS IN CHURCH

AND AFTER THE CHAPLAIN HAD READ THE PRAYERS, THE TEXT WAS TAKEN UP NEXT

THOSE OF THE BOYS WHO HAD PRAYER BOOKS TOOK THEM OUT

BUT HIS ONE BOY ONLY HAD A DECK OF CARDS, SO HE SPREAD THEM OUT

THE SERGEANT SAW THE CARDS AND SAID, SOLDIER, PUT AWAY THOSE CARDS

AFTER THE SERVICES WERE OVER, THE BOY WAS TAKEN PRISONER, AND BROUGHT BEFORE THE PROVOST MARSHALL

THE MARSHALL SAID, SERGEANT, WHY HAVE YOU BROUGHT THIS MAN HERE

FOR PLAYING CARDS IN CHURCH, SIR

AND WHAT HAVE YOU TO SAY FOR YOURSELF, SON

MUCH SIR, REPLIED THE SOLDIER

THE MARSHALL SAID, I HOPE SO, BECAUSE IF NOT, I SHALL PUNISH YOU MORE THAN ANY MAN WAS EVER PUNISHED

THE BOY SAID, SIR, I HAD BEEN ON A LONG MARCH FOR SIX DAYS

I HAD NEITHER BIBLE NOR PRAYER BOOK

BUT I HOPE TO SATISFY YOU, SIR, WITH THE PURITY OF MY INTENTIONS

AND WITH THAT, THE BOY BEGAN HIS STORY

 

YOU SEE, SIR, WHEN I LOOK AT THE ACE IN MY DECK OF CARDS, I KNOW THERE IS BUT ONE GOD

THE DEUCE TELLS ME THAT THE BIBLE IS DIVIDED INTO TWO PARTS, THE OLD AND THE NEW TESTAMENTS

THEN WHEN I SEE THE TREY I THINK OF THE FATHER, THE SON, AND THE HOLY GHOST

AND WHEN I LOOK AT THE FOUR I REMEMBER THE FOUR GREAT EVANGELISTS WHO PREACHED THE GOSPEL, MATHEW, MARK, LUKE AND JOHN

WHEN I SEE THE FIVE, I THINK OF THE FIVE WISE VIRGINS WHO TRIMMED THE LAMPS

THERE WERE TEN OF THEM; FIVE WERE WISE AND WERE SAVED, FIVE WERE FOOLISH AND WERE CAST OUT

WHEN I LOOK AT THE SIX, I KNOW THAT IN SIX DAYS GOD MADE THE GREAT HEAVEN AND EARTH

AND THE SEVEN TEACHES ME THAT ON THE SEVENTH DAY HE RESTED FROM HIS WORK AND CALLED IT HOLY

WHEN I LOOK AT THE EIGHT, I THINK OF THE EIGHT RIGHTEOUS PERSONS GOD SAVED WHEN HE DESTROYED THE EARTH

THEY WERE NOAH, HIS WIFE, THEIR THREE SONS AND THEIR WIVES

AND WHEN I SEE THE NINE, I THINK OF THE LEPERS OUR SAVIOUR CLEANSED

NINE OUT OF THE TEN DIDN'T EVEN THANK HIM

OF COURSE, WHEN I LOOK AT THE TEN, I ALWAYS REMEMBER THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS THAT GOD HANDED DOWN TO MOSES ON THE TABLETS OF STONE

AND WHEN I SEE THE KING, SIR, I KNOW THERE IS BUT ONE KING OF HEAVEN, GOD ALMIGHTY

AND WHEN I LOOK AT THE QUEEN, I THINK OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

THE JACK, OR KNAVE, IS THE DEVIL

WHEN I COUNT THE SPOTS ON MY DECK OF CARDS, I FIND 365, THE NUMBER OF DAYS IN A YEAR

THERE ARE 52 CARDS, THE NUMBER OF WEEKS IN A YEAR

THERE ARE 12 PICTURE CARDS, THE NUMBER OF MONTHS IN A YEAR

THERE ARE FOUR SUITS, THE NUMBER OF WEEKS IN A MONTH

THIRTEEN TRICKS, THE NUMBER OF WEEKS IN A QUARTER

SO YOU SEE, SIR, MY DECK OF CARDS SERVES NOT ONLY AS A BIBLE, ALMANAC, BUT ALSO A PRAYER BOOK

 

FRIENDS, I KNOW THIS STORY IS TRUE, BECAUSE I KNEW THAT SOLDIER

 

(BIZERTA IS IN TUNISIA Ė SITE OF A MAJOR BATTLE IN 1943, WITH GENERAL HAROLD ALEXANDER IN CHARGE OF THE BRITISH FORCES)


DELLA AND THE DEALER

HOYT AXTON

 

IT WAS DELLA AND THE DEALER AND A DOG NAMED JAKE AND A CAT NAMED KALAMAZOO

LEFT THE CITY IN A PICKUP TRUCK, GONNA MAKE SOME DREAMS COME TRUE

YEAH, THEY ROLLED OUT WEST WHERE THE WILD SUN SETS AND THE COYOTE BAYS AT THE MOON

DELLA AND THE DEALER AND A DOG NAMED JAKE AND A CAT NAMED KALAMAZOO

 

(CHORUS, REPEAT) IF THAT CAT COULD TALK WHAT TALES HEíD TELL

ABOUT DELLA AND THE DEALER AND THE DOG AS WELL

BUT THE CAT WAS COOL AND HE NEVER SAID A MUMBLING WORD

 

DOWN TUCSON WAY THEREíS A SMALL CAF… WHERE THEY PLAY A LITTLE COWBOY TUNE

AND THE GUITAR PLAYER WAS A FRIEND OF MINE, BY THE NAME OF RANDY BOONE

YEAH, RANDY PLAYED HER A SWEET LOVE SONG, AND DELLA GOT A FIRE IN HER EYE

THE DEALER HAD A KNIFE AND THE DOG HAD A GUN AND THE CAT HAD A SHOT OF RYE (CHORUS)

 

YEAH, THE DEALER WAS A KILLER, HE WAS EVIL AND MEAN, AND HE WAS JEALOUS OF THE FIRE IN HER EYE

HE SNORTED HIS COKE THROUGH A CENTURY NOTE, AND HE SWORE THAT BOONE WOULD DIE

YEAH, THE STAGE WAS SET WHEN THE LIGHTS WENT OUT, THERE WAS DEATH IN TUCSON TOWN

TWO SHADOWS RAN FROM THE BAR BACK DOOR, AND ONE STAYED ON THE GROUND (CHORUS)(CHORUS)

 

TWO SHADOWS RAN FROM THE BAR THAT NIGHT, AND A DOG AND A CAT RAN TOO

AND THE TIRES GOT HOT ON THE PICKUP TRUCK AS DOWN THE ROAD THEY FLEW

IT WAS DELLA AND HER LOVER AND A DOG NAMED JAKE AND A CAT NAMED KALAMAZOO

LEFT TUCSON IN A PICKUP TRUCK, GONNA MAKE SOME DREAMS COME TRUE

 

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH

 

(CHORUS)(CHORUS)(CHORUS)FADE


DETOUR

Elton Britt, G

Paul Westmoreland
 
(G) Headed down life's (G7) crooked (G) road
Lot of things I )G7) never (G) knowed
And BEcause of mY not (G7) knowin', I now (D) pine
Trouble (G) got in the (G7) trail
Spent the (C) next five years in (C7) jail
Should have (D) read that (D7) DETOUR (G) sign
 
(CHORUS) DE(C)TOUR, there's a (C7) muddy road a(C)head
DE(G)TOUR, paid no (G7) mind to what it (G) said
DE(C)TOUR, oh, these (C7) bitter things I (C) find
Should have (D) read that (D7) DETOUR (G) sign
 
When I got right to the place, where it said "about face"
I thought that all my worries were behind
But the farther I go, the more sorrow I know
Should have read that DETOUR sign (CHORUS)
 
When I got stuck in the mud, all my hopes dropped with a "thud"
I guess that my heart's strings are made of twine
Had no willpower to get, from the hole that I'm in yet
Should have read that DETOUR sign (CHORUS)

DEVIL WOMAN

MARTY ROBBINS, RECORDED IN E, DO IN A

 

I TOLD MARY ABOUT US, I TOLD HER ABOUT OUR GREAT SIN

MARY CRIED AND FORGAVE ME, AND MARY TOOK ME BACK AGAIN

SAID IF I WANTED MY FREEDOM, I COULD BE FREE EVERMORE

BUT I DONíT WANT TO BE, AND I DONíT WANT TO SEE

MARY CRY ANYMORE, OHÖ

 

(CHORUS) DEVIL WOMAN, DEVIL WOMAN LET GO OF ME

DEVIL WOMAN, LET ME BE

AND LEAVE ME ALONE, I WANT TO GO HOME

 

MARY IS WAITING AND WEEPING, DOWN AT OUR SHACK BY THE SEA

EVEN AFTER IíVE HURT HER, MARYíS STILL IN LOVE WITH ME

DEVIL WOMAN, ITíS OVER, TRAPPED NO MORE BY YOUR CHARMS

ĎCAUSE I DONíT WANT TO STAY, I WANT TO GET AWAY

WOMAN LET GO OF MY ARM, OHÖ (CHORUS)

 

DEVIL WOMAN, YOUíRE EVIL, LIKE THE DARK CORAL REEF

LIKE THE WINDS THAT BRING HIGH TIDES, YOU BRING SORROW AND GRIEF

YOU MADE ME ASHAMED TO FACE MARY, BARELY HAD THE STRENGTH TO TELL

SKIES ARE NOT SO BLACK, MARY TOOK ME BACK

MARY HAS BROKEN YOUR SPELL, OHÖ (CHORUS)

 

RUNNING ALONG BY THE SEASHORE, RUNNING AS FAST AS I CAN

EVEN THE SEAGULLS ARE HAPPY, GLAD IíM COMING HOME AGAIN

NEVER AGAIN WILL I EVER, CAUSE ANOTHER TEAR TO FALL

DOWN THE BEACH I SEE, WHAT BELONGS TO ME

THE ONE I WANT MOST OF ALL, OHÖ

 

DEVIL WOMAN, DEVIL WOMAN, DONíT CALL ME

DEVIL WOMAN, LET ME BE

AND LEAVE ME ALONE, IíM GOING BACK HOME


DID SHE MENTION MY NAME?

GORDON LIGHTFOOT, C

 

ITíS SO NICE TO MEET AN OLD FRIEND AND PASS THE TIME OF DAY

AND TALK ABOUT THE HOME TOWN A MILLION MILES AWAY

IS THE ICE STILL IN THE RIVER, ARE THE OLD FOLKS STILL THE SAME

AND BY THE WAY, DID SHE MENTION MY NAME?

 

DID SHE MENTION MY NAME JUST IN PASSING

AND WHEN THE MORNING CAME, DO YOU REMEMBER IF SHE DROPPED A NAME OR TWO

IS THE HOME TEAM STILL ON FIRE, DO THEY STILL WIN ALL THE GAMES

AND BY THE WAY, DID SHE MENTION MY NAME?

 

IS THE LANDLORD STILL A LOSER, DO HIS SIGNS HANG IN THE HALL

ARE THE YOUNG GIRLS STILL AS PRETTY IN THE CITY IN THE FALL

DOES THE LAUGHTER ON THEIR FACES STILL PUT THE SUN TO SHAME

AND BY THE WAY, DID SHE MENTION MY NAME?

 

DID SHE MENTION MY NAME JUST IN PASSING

AND WHEN THE TALK RAN HIGH DID THE LOOK IN HER EYES LOOK FAR AWAY

IS THE OLD ROOF STILL LEAKING WHEN THE LATE SNOW TURNS TO RAIN

AND BY THE WAY, DID SHE MENTION MY NAME?

 

DID SHE MENTION MY NAME JUST IN PASSING

AND LOOKING AT THE RAIN DO YOU REMEMBER IF SHE DROPPED A NAME OR TWO

WONíT YOU SAY HELLO FROM SOMEONE, THEREíLL BE NO NEED TO EXPLAIN

AND BY THE WAY, DID SHE MENTION MY NAME?


DOES MY RING HURT YOUR FINGER?

CHARLEY PRIDE, A DOWN TO G OR E DOWN TO D

ROBERTSON, CRUTCHFIELD, CLEMENT

 

DOES MY RING HURT YOUR FINGER, WHEN YOU GO OUT AT NIGHT?

WHEN I BOUGHT IT FOR YOU DARLING, IT SEEMED TO FIT JUST RIGHT

SHOULD I TAKE IT TO THE JEWELER, SO IT WONíT FIT SO TIGHT?

DOES MY RING HURT YOUR FINGER, WHEN YOU GO OUT AT NIGHT?

 

DID YOU ENJOY YOURSELF LAST NIGHT DEAR, HOW WAS THE SHOW?

YOU KNOW THAT I DONíT MIND IT WHEN YOU GO

I UNDERSTAND, SOMETIMES WE ALL NEED TIME ALONE

BUT WHY DO YOU ALWAYS LEAVE YOUR RING AT HOME?

 

DOES MY RING HURT YOUR FINGER, WHEN YOUíRE AWAY FROM ME?

IíM SO PROUD WHEN YOU WEAR IT, FOR ALL THE WORLD TO SEE

SHOULD I TAKE IT TO THE JEWELER, SO IT WONíT FIT SO TIGHT?

DOES MY RING HURT YOUR FINGER, WHEN YOU GO OUT AT NIGHT?

DOES MY RING HURT YOUR FINGER, WHEN YOU GO OUT AT NIGHT?


DONíT BE ANGRY

STONEWALL JACKSON

 

DONíT BE ANGRY WITH ME DARLING

SHOULD I FAIL TO UNDERSTAND

ALL YOUR LITTLE WHIMS AND WISHES ALL THE TIME

JUST REMEMBER THAT IíM DUMB I GUESS

LIKE ANY FOOLISH MAN

AND MY HEAD STAYS SORT OF FOGGY ALL THE TIME

 

WELL I RECALL THE FIRST TIME

THAT I FLIRTED WITH YOU DEAR

WHEN I JOKINGLY SAID COME AND BE MY BRIDE

NOW THAT TIME HAS TURNED THE PAGES

ITíS THE SWEETEST JOKE ON EARTH

THAT IíLL HAVE YOU HERE FOREVER BY MY SIDE

 

MAYBE SOMEDAY YOUíRE GONNA HURT ME

IíVE BEEN HURT IN LOVE BEFORE

ONLY GOD CAN KNOW, AND TIME ALONE WILL TELL

IN THE MEANTIME IíLL KEEP LOVING YOU

WITH ALL MY HEART AND SOUL

AND PRAY GOD TO LET IT LAST IF ITíS HIS WILL


DON'T DROP IT

FARGO TANNER

 

(CHORUS) YOU TAKE MY HEART FOR A RIDE AND WHEN YOU LAY IT ASIDE, IT'S BROKEN

YOU DRAG IT AROUND LIKE A SACK, WHEN YOU COME DRAGGING IT BACK, IT'S SMOKING

I'LL SAY IT DON'T MATTER TILL THE DAY THAT I'M WED

BUT EACH TIME I KISS YOU I FORGET WHAT I SAID

I LET YOU KEEP IT TONIGHT, IF YOU WILL HOLD IT SO TIGHT, DON'T DROP IT

 

YOU BREAK IT UP LIKE A PLATE, BEFORE A QUARTER TO EIGHT, NO JOKING

THEN ALONG ABOUT TEN YOU'RE GONNA BREAK IT AGAIN, HEART-BROKEN

I'LL PUT IT BACK TOGETHER TILL I RUN OUT OF GLUE

BUT HOLDING YOU CLOSE IíLL TELL YOU WHAT I WILL DO

I'LL LET YOU KEEP IT TONIGHT IF YOU'LL HOLD IT SO TIGHT

DON'T DROP IT

 

(INSTRUMENTAL)

 

ÖDON'T DROP ITÖDONíT BREAK ITÖ

THE WAY I LOVE YOU BABY, WELL I GUESS IT'S A SIN, AND EVEN THOUGH I KNOW YOU'RE GONNA BREAK IT AGAIN

I'LL LET YOU KEEP IT TONIGHT IF YOU WILL HOLD IT SO TIGHT, DON'T DROP IT


DONíT EVER LOVE ME

HARRY BELAFONTE, L BURGESS, C

(SAME MUSIC AS "YELLOW BIRD")

 

(C) WHILE IN THAT GAY TROPIC ISLE

I FIRST SAW THAT MAIDENíS (G) SMILE

THOUGH I HAD FAILED IN THE PAST

I SAID THIS IS TRUE LOVE AT (C) LAST

BUT (Am) THEN SHE WHISPERED TO ME

THAT (D7) OUR LOVE NEVER COULD (G, G7) BE

 

(CHORUS) (C)DESTINY, OH (G7) WHEN WILL I SEE THE (C) DAY

HOPELESSLY, IíVE (G7) WANDERED SO LONG THIS (C) WAY

(F) THIS COULD NEVER BE, (C) SHE SAID PLEADINGLY

(G) DONíT EVER LOVE ME, (C) IíM JUST FANCY FREE

(F) THIS COULD NEVER BE, (C) SHE SAID PLEADINGLY

(G) DONíT EVER LOVE (C) ME

 

OUR LOVE WAS MOTION AND GRACE

THE MOONLIGHT SOFT ON HER FACE

I HELD HER CLOSE IN MY ARMS

MY HEART WAS QUICK TO HER CHARMS

BUT THEN I SAW IN HER GLANCE

IT WAS JUST AN EVENINGíS ROMANCE

 

(CHORUS) + REPEAT LAST LINE


DON'T WE ALL HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE WRONG NOW AND THEN?

RICKY VAN SHELTON, A

 

I LAUGHED IT OFF WHEN SHE LEFT, I THOUGHT SHE'D COME BACK AGAIN

DON'T WE ALL HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE WRONG NOW AND THEN

SHE WON'T COME HOME, SHE SAYS HER LOVE WILL NEVER BE MINE AGAIN

DON'T WE ALL HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE WRONG NOW AND THEN

 

GUESS I (B7) WASN'T SO SMART AFTER (E) ALL

I FOR(B7)GOT THAT WITH LOVE, THERE ARE TWO WAYS TO FALL

 

I LAUGHED IT OFF WHEN SHE LEFT, I THOUGHT SHE'D COME BACK AGAIN

DON'T WE ALL HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE WRONG NOW AND THEN

 

(INSTRUMENTAL)

 

GUESS I WASN'T SO SMART AFTER ALL

I FORGOT THAT WITH LOVE, THERE ARE TWO WAYS TO FALL

SHE WON'T COME HOME, SHE SAYS HER LOVE WILL NEVER BE MINE AGAIN

DON'T WE ALL HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE WRONG NOW AND THEN

 

(REPEAT LAST LINE)


DO WHAT YOU DO, DO WELL

NED MILLER

 

HE COULDNíT MOVE A MOUNTAIN

OR PULL DOWN A BIG OAK TREE

BUT MY DADDY BECAME A MIGHTY BIG MAN

WITH A SIMPLE PHILOSOPHY

 

(CHORUS) DO WHAT YOU DO, DO WELL BOY

DO WHAT YOU DO, DO WELL

GIVE YOUR LOVE AND ALL OF YOUR HEART

AND DO WHAT YOU DO, DO WELL

 

SOMETIMES HEíD KISS MY MOTHER

AND HOLD HER TENDERLY

THEN HEíD LOOK ACROSS THE TOP OF HER HEAD

THEN HEíD WINK AND HEíD SAY TO ME (CHORUS)

 

NOW HE WAS A MAN OF LAUGHTER

BUT IF A TRAGEDY CAME BY

THE TEARS RAN FREE AND HEíD SAY TO ME

ďNEVER BE AFRAID TO CRYĒ (CHORUS)

 

TODAY I STILL REMEMBER

JUST LIKE YESTERDAY

ĎBOUT A MIGHTY BIG MAN WITH A MIGHTY BIG HEART

AND A MIGHTY FEW WORDS TO SAY (CHORUS)


DRAW YOUR BRAKES

JIMMY CLIFF

D HARRIOT - D SCOTT

 

STOP THAT TRAIN, I WANT TO GET ON

MY BABY, SHE'S LEAVING ME NOW

(DID YOU HEAR THAT, EXPRESS YOURSELF, BROTHER)

STOP THAT TRAIN, I WANT TO GET ON

MY BABY, SHE'S LEAVING ME NOW

(OHÖSHE REALLY PREFERSÖON THE TRAIN

AND I REALLY COULDN'T BELIEVE THAT SHE WAS GONE AND SHE WAS TELLING NO LIE

I THOUGHT SHEÖ

SURPRISE, SURPRISE, WELL, SHE WENT BYE-BYE-BYE

GOOD GRACIOUS)

 

STOP THAT TRAIN, I WANT TO GET ON

(DRAW YOUR BRAKES, BROTHER, I JUST CAN' TAKE IT

THE GIRL IS REALLY GONE)

STOP THAT TRAIN, I WANT TO GET ON

LA-LA LA-LA-LA LA-LA-LA-LA-LA-LA

OO-OO

LA-

LA-

OO YEAH OO YES

LA-LA LA-LA-LA LA-LA-LA-LA-LA-LA

OO-OO

(INSTRUMENTAL)

(ÖSAID SHE WAS GOING ON MARNIN' TRAIN

AND I KNOWÖ

 

AND I JUST CAN'T TAKE IT NO MORE)

STOP THAT TRAIN

(ÖEXPRESS YOURSELF, DRAW YOUR BRAKES, BROTHER)

 

STOP THAT TRAIN, I WANT TO GET ON (FADE)


DROP KICK ME, JESUS

BOBBY BARE

PAUL CRAFT

 

(CHORUS) DROP KICK ME, JESUS, THROUGH THE GOALPOSTS OF LIFE

END OVER END, NEITHER LEFT NOR THE RIGHT

STRAIGHT THROUGH THE HEART OF THOSE RIGHTEOUS UPRIGHTS

DROP KICK ME, JESUS, THROUGH THE GOALPOSTS OF LIFE

 

MAKE ME, OH, MAKE ME, LORD, MORE THAN I AM

MAKE ME A PIECE IN YOUR MASTER GAME PLAN

FREE FROM THE EARTHLY TEMPESTION BELOW

IíVE GOT THE WILL, LORD, IF YOUíVE GOT THE TOE (CHORUS)

 

BRING ON THE BROTHERS WHOíVE GONE ON BEFORE

AND ALL OF THE SISTERS WHOíVE KNOCKED AT YOUR DOOR

AND ALL THE DEPARTED DEAR LOVED ONES OF MINE

AND STICK ĎEM UP FRONT IN THE OFFENSIVE LINE (CHORUS)

 

(CHORUS)(CHORUS)(FADE)


EL CONDOR PASA (IF I COULD)

PAUL SIMON, ART GARFUNKEL

 

(Am) I'D RATHER BE A SPARROW THAN A (C) SNAIL

YES I WOULD, IF I COULD, I SURELY (Am) WOULD (M-M)

(Am) I'D RATHER BE A HAMMER THAN A (C) NAIL

YES I WOULD, IF I ONLY COULD, I SURELY (Am) WOULD (M-M)

 

A(F)WAY, I'D RATHER SAIL AWAY

LIKE A (C) SWAN THAT'S HERE AND GONE

A (F) MAN GETS TIED UP TO THE GROUND

HE GIVES THE (C) WORLD ITS SADDEST SOUND

ITS SADDEST (Am) SOUND (M-M M-M)

 

(Am) I'D RATHER BE A FOREST THAN A (C) STREET

YES I WOULD, IF I COULD, I SURELY (Am) WOULD

(Am) I'D RATHER FEEL THE EARTH BENEATH MY (C) FEET

YES I WOULD, IF I ONLY COULD, I SURELY (Am) WOULD

 

(INSTRUMENTAL OF VERSE 2)


ENGINE, ENGINE NUMBER NINE

ROGER MILLER, G

 

ENGINE, ENGINE NUMBER NINE

COMING DOWN THAT RAILROAD LINE

HOW MUCH FARTHER BACK DID SHE GET OFF?

OH THAT SUITCASE THAT SHE CARRIED

IíVE LOOKED FOR IT EVERYWHERE, IT

JUST AINíT HERE AMONG THE REST, AND

IíM A LITTLE UPSET, YES, TELL ME

 

ENGINE, ENGINE NUMBER NINE

COMING DOWN THAT RAILROAD LINE

I KNOW SHE GOT ON IN BALTIMORE

A HUNDRED AND TEN MILES AINíT MUCH DISTANCE

BUT IT SURE DO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

I DONíT THINK SHE LOVES ME ANYMORE

 

(START LOW, RAISE PITCH) I WARNED HER OF THE DANGERS

DONíT SPEAK TO STRANGERS

DID BY CHANCE SHE FIND NEW ROMANCE

WARMER LIPS TO KISS HER

ARMS TO HOLD HER TIGHTER

STIRRING NEW FIRES INSIDE HER

HOW I WISH THAT IT WAS ME

INSTEAD OF HE THAT STANDS BESIDE HER

 

ENGINE, ENGINE NUMBER NINE

COMING DOWN THE RAILROAD LINE

I KNOW SHE GOT ON IN BALTIMORE

A HUNDRED AND TEN MILES AINíT MUCH DISTANCE

BUT IT SURE DO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

I DONíT THINK SHE LOVES ME ANYMORE

NO, I DONíT THINK SHE LOVES ME ANYMORE


Everybody's Somebody's Fool

Connie Francis, G

JACK KELLER, HowARD Greenfield
 
The tears I cried for you could fill an ocean
But you don't care how many tears I cry
And though you only lead me on and hurt me
I couldn't bring myself to say goodbye
 
(CHORUS) 'CAUSE everybody's somebody's fool
Everybody's somebody's plaything
And there are no exceptions to the ru-u-ule
Yes, everybody's somebody's fool
 
I told myself it's best that I forget you
Though I'm a fool at least I know the score
BUT darlin' I'd be twice as blue without you
It hurts but I'd come runnin' back for more (CHORUS)
 
Someday you'll find someone you really care for
And if her love should prove to be untrue
You'll know how much this heart of mine is breakin'
You'll cry for her the way I cry for you
 
Yes, everybody's somebody's fool
Everybody's somebody's plaything
And there are no exceptions to the ru-u-ule
YES, EVERYBODY'S SOMEBODY'S FOOL
 
(peak Billboard position # 1 in 1960)

EVIL ON YOUR MIND

JAN HOWARD, G

 

YOU SAY I NEED A REST, WHY DON'T I GO AND SEE MY SISTER WAY OUT WEST

WELL, THAT'S VERY THOUGHTFUL OF YOU DEAR AND I'M REALLY TOUCHED WITH ALL THIS TENDERNESS

WELL, WE WOMEN ARE SUSPICIOUS THINGS, WE KNOW THAT MEN AREN'T BORN WITH WINGS, WHAT'S MAKING YOU SO KIND?

NOW I'M NOT SMART, BUT I'M NOT BLIND AND I THINK THAT YOU'VE GOT EVIL ON YOUR MIND

 

YOU THINK THAT YOU'VE BEEN GOOD ABOUT AS LONG AS MOST RED-BLOODED HE-MEN COULD

WE'VE BEEN TOGETHER FOR SO LONG AND I KNOW ANOTHER PASTURE'S LOOKING GOOD

DON'T THINK THAT OTHER MEN DON'T LOOK AT ME THAT CERTAIN WAY FROM TIME TO TIME

DON'T THINK THAT YOU'RE THE ONLY ONE THAT MUST CONTEND WITH EVIL ON YOUR MIND

 

YOUR MIND IS IN A HAREM AND SURROUNDED BY EXOTIC DANCING GIRLS

YOU'RE HEARING PRETTY MUSIC AS THEY RUN THEIR SLENDER FINGERS THROUGH YOUR CURLS (AH, DREAM ON, BABY)

I THANK YOU FOR THE FLOWERS AND THE CANDY, HONEY, THAT WAS VERY KIND

FOR THAT'S YOUR WAY OF TELLING ME YOU'RE SORRY FOR THE EVIL ON YOUR MIND


FADED LOVE

PATSY CLINE, D (LOW)

BOB WILLS, JOHNNY WILLS

 

AS I LOOK AT THE LETTERS, THAT YOU WROTE TO ME

ITíS YOU THAT I AM THINKING OF

AS I READ THE LINES THAT TO ME WERE SO DEAR

I REMEMBER OUR FADED LOVE

 

(CHORUS) I MISS YOU DARLING, MORE AND MORE EVERY DAY

AS HEAVEN WOULD MISS THE STARS ABOVE

WITH EVERY HEARTBEAT I STILL THINK OF YOU

AND REMEMBER OUR FADED LOVE

 

AS I THINK OF THE PAST, AND ALL THE PLEASURES WE HAD

AS I WATCH THE MATING OF THE DOVE

IT WAS IN THE SPRINGTIME THAT YOU SAID GOODBYE

I REMEMBER OUR FADED LOVE

 

(CHORUS) + AND REMEMBER OUR FADED LOVE

AND REMEMBER OUR FADED LOVE


FEET

RAY PRICE, E

 

FEET, WALK ME DOWN TO MEMORY STREET

BACK TO WHERE WE USED TO MEET

BEFORE SHE SAID GOODBYE

 

AND EYES, LOOK FOR HER ALONG THE WAY

AND IF YOU SEE HER THERE TODAY

PROMISE ME YOU WON'T CRY

 

HANDS, TRY TO KEEP FROM REACHING OUT

GIVE HER A CHANCE TO THINK ABOUT

WHEN SHE WAS MINE

 

O LIPS, PLEASE BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU SAY

WE DON'T WANT TO FRIGHTEN HER AWAY

THIS (A/B7)TIME

 

O HEART, PULL YOURSELF TOGETHER NOW

AND TRY TO GET HER BACK SOMEHOW

AND HELP ME BACK ON MY FEET

 

(REPEAT FROM "HANDS")


FOOL NUMBER ONE

BRENDA LEE, C

KATHRYN R FULTON

 

(C) AM I (G) FOOL NUMBER ONE, OR AM I (C) FOOL NUMBER TWO

(G) HOW/ MANY OTHER GIRLS (FOOLS)/ (C) HAVE BEEN FOOLED BY YOU

I SUP(F)POSE/ THAT THE NUMBER/ IS (C) FAR FROM BEING SMALL

AND I'LL (G) BET/ THAT I'M THE BIGGEST FOOL OF (C) ALL

 

IF (F) I/ HAD THE CHANCE/ I GUESS I'D (C) DO IT ALL AGAIN

I'D GO (G) DOWN THAT SAME OLD ROAD/ EVEN (C) KNOWING/ AT THE END

YOU'D LEAVE (F) ME/ WHEN YOUR HEART HEARS/ A NEW LOVE (C) CALL

SO I (G) GUESS/ THAT I'M THE BIGGEST FOOL OF (C) ALL

 

AM I FOOL NUMBER ONE, OR AM I FOOL NUMBER TWO

HOW MANY OTHER GIRLS (FOOLS) HAVE BEEN FOOLED BY YOU

I SUPPOSE THAT THE NUMBER IS FAR FROM BEING SMALL

AND I GUESS THAT I'M THE BIGGEST FOOL OF ALL


FUNNY HOW TIME SLIPS AWAY

WILLIE NELSON, A

 

WELL, HEL(A)LO THERE, (D) MY ITíS BEEN A LONG, LONG (A) TIME

HOWíM I DOING? (D) OH, I GUESS THAT IíM DOING (A) FINE

ITíS BEEN SO LONG NOW, AND IT (A7) SEEMS THAT IT WAS (D) ONLY YESTER(B7)DAY

GEE, AINíT IT (E7) FUNNY, HOW TIME SLIPS A(A)WAY

 

HOWíS YOUR (A) NEW LOVE, (D) I HOPE THAT HEíS DOING (A) FINE

I HEARD YOU TOLD HIM THAT YOUíD (D) LOVE HIM TILL THE END OF (A) TIME

NOW THATíS THE SAME THING THAT YOU (A7) TOLD ME, IT SEEMS LIKE (D) JUST THE OTHER (B7) DAY

GEE, AINíT IT (E7) FUNNY, HOW TIME SLIPS A(A)WAY

 

GOTTA (A) GO NOW, (D) GUESS IíLL SEE YOU A(A)ROUND

DONíT KNOW WHEN THOUGH, NEVER (D) KNOW WHEN IíLL BE BACK IN (A) TOWN

BUT REMEMBER WHAT I (A7) TELL YOU THAT IN (D) TIME YOUíRE GONNA (B7) PAY

AND ITíS SUR(E7)PRISING HOW TIME SLIPS A(A)WAY


FRANKIE AND JOHNNY

JIMMIE RODGERS

 

FRANKIE AND JOHNNY WERE SWEETHEARTS

OH, LORD, HOW THEY DID LOVE

SWORE TO BE TRUE TO EACH OTHER

TRUE AS THE STARS ABOVE

HE WAS HER MAN, HE WOULDN'T DO HER WRONG

 

FRANKIE WENT DOWN TO THE CORNER

JUST FOR A BUCKET OF BEER

SHE SAID, MR BARTENDER

HAS MY LOVING JOHNNY BEEN HERE

HE'S MY MAN, HE WOULDN'T DO ME WRONG

 

I DON'T WANT TO CAUSE YOU NO TROUBLE

I AIN'T GONNA TELL YOU NO LIES

I SAW YOUR LOVER AN HOUR AGO

WITH A GIRL NAMED NELLIE BLY

HE WAS YOUR MAN, BUT HE'S DOING YOU WRONG

 

FRANKIE LOOKED OVER THE TRANSOM

SHE SAW TO HER SURPRISE

THERE ON A COT SAT JOHNNY

MAKING LOVE TO NELLY BLY

HE'S MY MAN, AND HE'S DOING ME WRONG

 

FRANKIE DREW BACK HER KIMONO

SHE TOOK OUT A LITTLE FORTY-FOUR

ROOTY-TOOT-TOOT, THREE TIMES SHE SHOT

RIGHT THROUGH THAT HARDWOOD DOOR

SHE SHOT HER MAN, HE WAS DOING HER WRONG

 

BRING OUT THE RUBBER TOP BUGGY(?)

BRING OUT THE RUBBER TOP HAT(?)

I'M TAKING MY MAN TO THE GRAVEYARD

BUT I AIN'T GONNA BRING HIM BACK

LORD, HE WAS MY MAN, BUT HE DONE ME WRONG

 

BRING OUT A THOUSAND POLICEMEN

BRING 'EM AROUND TODAY

LOCK ME DOWN IN THE DUNGEON CELL

AND THROW THAT KEY AWAY

I SHOT MY MAN, HE WAS DOING ME WRONG

 

FRANKIE SAID TO THE WARDEN

WHAT ARE THEY GOING TO DO

THE WARDEN, HE SAID TO FRANKIE

IT'S THE ELECTRIC CHAIR FOR YOU

'CAUSE YOU SHOT YOUR MAN, HE WAS DOING YOU WRONG

 

THIS STORY HAS NO MORAL

THIS STORY HAS NO END

THIS STORY/ JUST GOES TO SHOW

THAT THERE AIN'T NO GOOD IN MEN

HE WAS HER MAN, AND HE WAS DOING HER WRONG


FROM A JACK TO A KING

NED MILLER, G

 

FROM A JACK TO A KING

FROM LONELINESS TO A WEDDING RING

I PLAYED AN ACE AND I WON A QUEEN

AND WALKED AWAY WITH YOUR HEART

 

FROM A JACK TO A KING

WITH NO REGRET I STACKED THE CARDS LAST NIGHT

AND LADY LUCK PLAYED HER HAND JUST RIGHT

TO MAKE ME KING OF YOUR HEART

 

FOR JUST A LITTLE WHILE

I THOUGHT THAT I WOULD LOSE THE GAME

THEN JUST IN (A) TIME I SAW

THE TWINKLE IN YOUR EYE

 

FROM A JACK TO A KING

FROM LONELINESS TO A WEDDING RING

I PLAYED AN ACE AND I WON A QUEEN

YOU MADE ME KING OF YOUR HEART


GHOST RIDERS IN THE SKY

RIDERS IN THE SKY, Am

SONS OF THE PIONEERS, FRANKIE LAINE, JOHNNY CASH

STAN JONES

 

(Am) AN OLD COWPOKE WENT RIDING OUT ONE (C) DARK AND WINDY DAY

(Am) UPON A RIDGE HE RESTED AS HE WENT ALONG HIS WAY

WHEN ALL AT ONCE A MIGHTY HERD OF RED-EYED COWS HE SAW

(F) A-PLOUGHINí THROUGH THE RAGGED SKIES, AND (Am) UP A CLOUDY DRAW

YI-PI-I-(C)AY, YI-PI-I-(Am)O, (F) GHOST HERD IN THE (Am) SKY

(OR: I-AY, YI-PI-I-O)

 

THEIR BRANDS WERE STILL ON FIRE AND THEIR HOOVES WERE MADE OF STEEL

THEIR HORNS WERE BLACK AND SHINY AND THEIR HOT BREATH HE COULD FEEL

A BOLT OF FEAR WENT THROUGH HIM AS THEY THUNDERED THROUGH THE SKY

FOR HE SAW THE RIDERS COMING HARD, AND HE HEARD THEIR MOURNFUL CRY

YI-PI-I-AY, YI-PI-I-O, GHOST RIDERS IN THE SKY

 

THEIR FACES GAUNT THEIR EYES WERE BLURRED THEIR SHIRTS ALL SOAKED WITH SWEAT

THEYíRE RIDINí HARD TO CATCH THAT HERD BUT THEY AINíT CAUGHT THEM YET

FOR THEYíVE GOT TO RIDE FOREVER ON THAT RANGE UP IN THE SKY

ON HORSES SNORTINí FIRE, AS THEY RIDE ON HEAR THEM CRY, (I-AYÖ)

 

AS THE RIDERS LOPED ON BY HIM HE HEARD ONE CALL HIS NAME

"IF YOU WANT TO SAVE YOUR SOUL FROM HELL A-RIDING ON OUR RANGE

THEN COWBOY CHANGE YOUR WAYS TODAY OR WITH US YOU WILL RIDE

A-TRYIN' TO CATCH THE DEVIL'S HERD, ACROSS THESE ENDLESS SKIES" (I-AYÖ, THE GHOST HERD IN THE SKY, GHOST RIDERS IN THE SKY)


GONNA FIND ME A BLUEBIRD

BILLY WALKER

MARVIN RAINWATER

 

GONNA FIND ME A BLUEBIRD

LET HIM SING ME A SONG

ĎCAUSE MY HEARTíS BEEN BROKEN

MUCH TOO LONG

 

GONNA CHASE ME A RAINBOW

THROUGH A HEAVEN OF BLUE

ĎCAUSE IíM ALL THROUGH CRYING

OVER YOU

 

THERE WAS A TIME

MY LOVE WAS NEEDED

MY LIFE COMPLETED

MY DREAMS COME TRUE

 

THEN CAME THE TIME

MY LIFE WAS HAUNTED

MY LOVE UNWANTED

ALL FOR YOU

 

(REPEAT FIRST TWO VERSES)


GOTTA TRAVEL ON

THE KINGSTON TRIO, BILLY GRAMMER, E

PAUL CLAYTON, LARRY EHRLICH, DAVE LAZER, FRED HELLERMAN, PETER SEEGER, LEE HAYS, RONNIE GILBERT

 

(CHORUS) IíVE LAID AROUND AND PLAYED AROUND THIS OLD TOWN TOO LONG

SUMMERíS ALMOST GONE, YES, WINTERíS COMING ON

IíVE LAID AROUND AND PLAYED AROUND THIS OLD TOWN TOO LONG

AND I FEEL LIKE IíVE GOTTA TRAVEL ON

 

PAPA WRITES TO JOHNNY, BUT JOHNNY CANíT COME HOME

JOHNNY CANíT COME HOME, NO JOHNNY CANíT COME HOME

PAPA WRITES TO JOHNNY, BUT JOHNNY CANíT COME HOME

ĎCAUSE HEíS BEEN ON THAT CHAIN GANG TOO LONG

 

HIGH SHERIFF AND POLICE, RIDING AFTER ME

RIDING AFTER ME, YES, COMING AFTER ME

HIGH SHERIFF AND POLICE, RIDING AFTER ME

AND I FEEL LIKE I'VE GOTTA TRAVEL ON (CHORUS)

 

WANT TO SEE MY HONEY, WANT TO SEE HER BAD

WANT TO SEE HER BAD, OH, WANT TO SEE HER BAD

WANT TO SEE MY HONEY, WANT TO SEE HER BAD

SHEíS THE BEST GAL THIS POOR BOY EVER HAD

 

(CHORUS) + TRAVEL ON, TRAVEL ON


GOTTA TRAVEL ON

HARRY BELAFONTE

CLAYTON, LAZAR, SIX, EHRLICH

 

(CHORUS) IíVE LAID AROUND AND STAYED AROUND THIS OLD TOWN TOO LONG

SUMMERíS ALMOST GONE, YES, SUMMER'S ALMOST GONE

IíVE LAID AROUND AND STAYED AROUND THIS OLD TOWN TOO LONG

AND I FEEL LIKE IíVE GOT TO TRAVEL ON

 

THERE'S A LONESOME FREIGHT AT 6:08 COMING THROUGH THE TOWN

COMING THROUGH THE TOWN, YES I'LL BE HOMEWARD BOUND

THERE'S A LONESOME FREIGHT AT 6:08 COMING THROUGH THE TOWN

AND I FEEL LIKE I'VE GOT TO TRAVEL ON (CHORUS)

 

I'VE WAITED HERE FOR 'MOST A YEAR, WAITING FOR THE SUN TO SHINE

WAITING FOR THE SUN TO SHINE, HOPING YOU'D CHANGE YOUR MIND

I'VE WAITED HERE FOR 'MOST A YEAR, WAITING FOR THE SUN TO SHINE

NOW I FEEL LIKE I'VE GOT TO TRAVEL ON (CHORUS)

 

JUL' EVENIN' WILL SOON BEGIN, I'LL BE ON MY WAY

GONNA GO SOME DAY, YES, GOING HOME TO STAY

YES, JUL' EVENIN' WILL SOON BEGIN, I'LL BE ON MY WAY

AND I FEEL LIKE I'VE GOT TO TRAVEL ON (CHORUS)


GRANADA

FRANKIE LAINE, BLES BRIDGES

SPANISH WORDS & MUSIC BY AGUSTIN LARA

ENGLISH WORDS BY DOROTHY DODD

 

<SPANISH "CORRIDA-TYPE" TRUMPET ACCOMPANIMENT>

 

(Am) GRANADA, I'M FALLING UNDER YOUR SPELL

AND IF YOU COULD SPEAK, WHAT A FASCINATING TALE YOU WOULD TELL

OF AN (E) AGE THE WORLD HAS (F) LONG FOR(E)GOTTEN

OF AN AGE THAT WEAVES A (F) SILENT MAGIC IN GRANADA TO(E)DAY

 

THE (C) DAWN IN THE SKY GREETS THE DAY WITH A SIGH FOR GRA(G7)NADA

FOR SHE CAN REMEMBER THE SPLENDOR THAT ONCE WAS GRA(C)NADA

IT STILL CAN BE FOUND IN THE HILLS ALL AROUND AS I (Em) WANDER ALONG

(B7) ENTRANCED BY THE BEAUTY BE(Em)FORE ME

ENTRANCED BY A (B7) LAND FULL OF SUNSHINE AND (Em) FLOWERS AND (G7) SONG

 

AND (C) WHEN DAY IS DONE AND THE SUN STARTS TO SET IN GRA(G7)NADA

I ENVY THE BLUSH OF THE SNOW-CLAD SIERRA NE(C)VADA

FOR (C) SOON IT WILL (C7) WELCOME THE (F) STARS WHILE A (Fm) THOUSAND (C) GUITARS

PLAY A (Fm) SOFT HABA(C)—ERA

 

THE (Em) MOONLIT (Ab) GRANADA WILL (C) LIVE AGAIN

THE GLORY OF (G7) YESTERDAY

ROMANTIC AND (C) GAY!!!

 

GRANADA, TIERRA SONADA POR MI

MI CANTAR SI VUELVE GITANO CUNADO ES PARA TI

MI CANTAR HECHO DE FANTASIA

MI CANTAR FLOR DE MELANCOLI A QUE YOU VENGO A DAR

 

GRANADA TIERRA ENSANGRENTADA EN TARDES DE TOROS

MUJER QUE CONSERVA EL EMBRUJO DE LOS OJOS MOROS

DE SUENO REBELDE Y GITANA CUBIERTA DE FLORES

Y BESO TU BOCA DE GRANA JUGOSA MANZANA QUE ME HABLA DE AMORES

 

GRANADA MANOLA CANTADA EN COPLAS PRECIOSAS

NO TENGO OTRA COSA QUE DARTE QU UN RAMO DE ROSAS

DE ROSAS DE SUAVE FRAGRANCIA QUE LE DIERAN MARCO A LA VIRGEN MORENA

 

GRANADA TU TIERRA ESTA LLENA

DE LINDAS MUJERES

DE SANGRE Y DE SOL


HAITI CHERIE

HARRY BELAFONTE, L BURGESS

 

(CHORUS) HAITI CHERIE, SAYS HAITI IS MY BELOVED LAND

OH, I NEVER KNEW THAT IíD HAVE TO LEAVE YOU TO UNDERSTAND

JUST HOW MUCH I MISS THE GALLANT CITADEL

WHERE DAYS LONG AGO, BRAVE MEN SERVED THIS COUNTRY WELL

 

WHERE SUN IS BRIGHT, AND EVENING WITH SOFT MOONLIGHT

A SHADING TREE, CREOLE MAIDEN FOR COMPANY

A GENTLE BREEZE, A WARM CARESS IF YOU PLEASE

WORK, LAUGHTER AND PLAY, YES, WEíLL ALWAYS BE THIS WAY (CHORUS)

 

(INSTRUMENTAL)

 

HAITI CHERIE, NOW IíVE RETURNED TO YOUR SOIL SO DEAR

LET ME HEAR AGAIN THE THINGS THAT GIVE MUSIC TO MY EAR

THE SHEPHERDíS HORN THAT WELCOMES THE RISING MORN

WHEN ROADS OVERFLOW AS CROWDS TO IRON MARKET GO

 

(THEN SECOND VERSE)


HALF AS MUCH

CURLEY WILLIAMS

 

IF YOU LOVED ME HALF AS MUCH AS I LOVE YOU

YOU WOULDNíT WORRY ME HALF AS MUCH AS YOU DO

YOUíRE NICE TO ME WHEN THEREíS NO ONE ELSE AROUND

YOU ONLY BUILD ME UP TO LET ME DOWN

 

IF YOU MISSED ME HALF AS MUCH AS I MISS YOU

YOU WOULDNíT STAY AWAY HALF AS MUCH AS YOU DO

I KNOW THAT I WOULD NEVER BE THIS BLUE

IF YOU ONLY LOVED ME HALF AS MUCH AS I LOVE YOU


HANDCUFFED TO LOVE

HANK SNOW

JERRY WILLIAMS - HOPE HARLOW

 

I'M HANDCUFFED TO THE ONLY LOVE I KNEW

YET I'VE NEVER COMMITTED ANY CRIME

LIKE A PRISONER ALONE IN HIS CELL

I'M HANDCUFFED TO THE LOVE I THOUGHT WAS MINE

 

THERE'S NO WAY OUT AND NO ONE TO EASE MY PAIN

MY MEMORIES ARE HAUNTING ME IN VAIN

YOU PROMISED TO BE ALWAYS BY MY SIDE

FOREVER UNTIL THE END OF TIME

NOW YOU'RE LAUGHING AT THE TEARS I CANNOT HIDE

I'M HANDCUFFED TO THE LOVE I THOUGHT WAS MINE

 

I'M HANDCUFFED TO THE ONLY LOVE I KNEW

LIKE A PRISONER I'M SERVING A LIFE TIME

OH, LORD I NEED YOUR HELPING HAND

I'M HANDCUFFED TO THE LOVE I THOUGHT WAS MINE

 

THERE'S NO WAY OUT AND NO ONE TO EASE MY PAIN

MY MEMORIES ARE HAUNTING ME IN VAIN

I PRAY YOU WILL RETURN TO ME

AND REMAIN UNTIL THE END OF TIME

PLEASE OPEN THE PATHWAY TO YOUR HEART

I'M HANDCUFFED TO THE LOVE I THOUGHT WAS MINE


HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY THAT I LOVE YOU?

JIM REEVES

SCOTT WISEMAN

 

HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY THAT I LOVE YOU?

COULD I TELL YOU ONCE AGAIN SOMEHOW?

HAVE I TOLD WITH ALL MY HEART AND SOUL HOW I ADORE YOU?

WELL DARLING, IíM TELLING YOU NOW

 

(CHORUS) THIS HEART WOULD BREAK IN TWO IF YOU REFUSED ME

IíM NO GOOD WITHOUT YOU ANYHOW

DEAR, HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY THAT I LOVE YOU?

WELL DARLING, IíM TELLING YOU NOW

 

HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY HOW I MISS YOU?

WHEN THE STARS ARE SHINING IN THE SKY

HAVE I TOLD YOU WHY THE NIGHTS ARE LONG, WHEN YOUíRE NOT WITH ME?

WELL DARLING, IíM TELLING YOU NOW (CHORUS)

 

HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY WHEN IíM SLEEPING?

EVERY DREAM I DREAM IS YOU SOMEHOW

HAVE I TOLD YOU HOW IíD LIKE TO SHARE MY LOVE FOREVER?

WELL DARLING, IíM TELLING YOU NOW (CHORUS)


HAVE YOU EVER BEEN LONELY? (HAVE YOU EVER BEEN BLUE?)

JIM REEVES, PATSY CLINE, C

WORDS BY GEORGE BROWN, MUSIC BY PETER DeROSE

 

(C) HAVE YOU EVER BEEN (F) LONE(C)LY?

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN (G) BLUE?

HAVE YOU EVER LOVED SOMEONE

JUST AS I LOVE (C) YOU?

 

CANíT YOU (C7) SEE IíM (F) SORRY

FOR EACH MISTAKE IíVE (C) MADE?

CANíT YOU SEE IíVE (G) CHANGED DEAR (D7)

CANíT YOU SEE IíVE (G) PAID? (G7)

 

BE A LITTLE FOR(F)GIV(C)ING

TAKE ME BACK IN YOUR (G) HEART

HOW CAN I GO ON LIVING

NOW THAT WEíRE A(E7)PART (A7)

IF YOU (D) KNEW WHAT IíVE BEEN THROUGH

YOU WOULD (C) KNOW WHY (F) I (Fm) ASK (C) YOU

(NC) HAVE YOU EVER BEEN (G7) LONELY?

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN (C) BLUE?


HEARTACHES BY THE NUMBER

RAY PRICE, D

HARLAN HOWARD

 

HEARTACHE NUMBER ONE WAS WHEN YOU LEFT ME

I NEVER KNEW THAT I COULD HURT THIS WAY

AND HEARTACHE NUMBER TWO WAS WHEN YOU CAME BACK AGAIN

YOU CAME BACK BUT NEVER MEANT TO STAY

 

(CHORUS) NOW IíVE GOT HEARTACHES BY THE NUMBER, TROUBLES BY THE SCORE

EVERY DAY YOU LOVE ME LESS, EACH DAY I LOVE YOU MORE

YES IíVE GOT HEARTACHES BY THE NUMBER, A LOVE THAT I CANíT WIN

BUT THE DAY THAT I STOP COUNTING, THATíS THE DAY MY WORLD WILL END

 

HEARTACHE NUMBER THREE WAS WHEN YOU CALLED ME

AND SAID THAT YOU WERE COMING BACK TO STAY

WITH HOPEFUL HEART I WAITED FOR YOUR KNOCK ON MY DOOR

I WAITED BUT YOU MUST HAVE LOST YOUR WAY

 

(REPEAT CHORUS)


HEíLL HAVE TO GO

JIM REEVES

JOE ALLISON, AUDREY ALLISON

 

PUT YOUR SWEET LIPS A LITTLE CLOSER TO THE PHONE

LETíS PRETEND THAT WEíRE TOGETHER ALL ALONE

IíLL TELL THE MAN TO TURN THE JUKEBOX WAY DOWN LOW

AND YOU CAN TELL YOUR FRIEND THERE WITH YOU

HEíLL HAVE TO GO

 

WHISPER TO ME, TELL ME DO YOU LOVE ME TRUE

OR IS HE HOLDING YOU, THE WAY I DO

THOUGH LOVE IS BLIND, MAKE UP YOUR MIND

IíVE GOT TO KNOW

SHOULD I HANG UP, OR WILL YOU TELL HIM

HEíLL HAVE TO GO

 

YOU CANíT SAY THE WORDS I WANT TO HEAR

WHILE YOUíRE WITH ANOTHER MAN

IF YOU WANT ME ANSWER "YES" OR "NO"

DARLING I WILL UNDERSTAND

 

PUT YOUR SWEET LIPS A LITTLE CLOSER TO THE PHONE

LETíS PRETEND THAT WEíRE TOGETHER ALL ALONE

IíLL TELL THE MAN TO TURN THE JUKEBOX WAY DOWN LOW

AND YOU CAN TELL YOUR FRIEND THERE WITH YOU

HEíLL HAVE TO GO


HELLO WALLS

FARON YOUNG, WILLIE NELSON, A

WILLIE NELSON (RECORDED IN C, WITH BRIDGE TO D/G)

 

HELLO WALLS, HOWíD THINGS GO FOR YOU TODAY?

DONíT YOU MISS HER, SINCE SHE UP AND WALKED AWAY

AND I BET YOU DREAD TO SPEND ANOTHER LONELY NIGHT WITH ME

BUT, LONELY WALLS, IíLL KEEP YOU COMPANY

 

HELLO WINDOW, WELL I SEE THAT YOUíRE STILL HERE

ARENíT YOU LONELY, SINCE OUR DARLING DISAPPEARED

WELL LOOK HERE, IS THAT A TEARDROP IN THE CORNER OF YOUR PANE

NOW DONíT YOU TRY TO TELL ME THAT ITíS RAIN

 

(B7) SHE WENT AWAY, AND LEFT US ALL A(E)LONE THE WAY SHE PLANNED

GUESS WEíLL HAVE TO LEARN TO GET ALONG WITHOUT HER IF WE CAN

 

HELLO CEILING, IíM GONNA STARE AT YOU A WHILE

YOU KNOW I CANíT SLEEP SO WONíT YOU BEAR WITH ME A WHILE

WE MUST ALL PULL TOGETHER OR ELSE IíLL LOSE MY MIND

ĎCAUSE IíVE A FEELING/ SHEíLL BE GONE/ A LONG, LONG TIME


HEY GOOD LOOKINí

HANK WILLIAMS

 

HEY, HEY, GOOD LOOKINí, WHAT CHAí GOT COOKINí

HOWíS ABOUT COOKINí SOMETHING UP WITH ME

HEY, SWEET BABY, DONíT YOU THINK MAYBE

WE COULD FIND US A BRAND NEW RECIPE

 

I GOT A HOT-ROD FORD AND A TWO-DOLLAR BILL

AND I KNOW A SPOT RIGHT OVER THE HILL

THEREíS SODA POP AND THE DANCINíS FREE

SO, IF YOU WANNA HAVE FUN COME ALONG WITH ME

 

IíM FREE AND READY, SO WE CAN GO STEADY

HOWíS ABOUT SAVING ALL YOUR TIME FOR ME

NO MORE LOOKINí, I KNOW I BEEN TOOKEN

HOWíS ABOUT KEEPINí STEADY COMPANY

 

IíM GONNA THROW MY DATE BOOK OVER THE FENCE

AND FIND ME ONE FOR FIVE OR TEN CENTS

IíLL KEEP IT TILL ITíS COVERED WITH AGE

ĎCAUSE IíM WRITINí YOUR NAME DOWN ON EVERY PAGE

 

HEY GOOD LOOKINí, WHAT CHAí GOT COOKINí

HOWíS ABOUT COOKINí SOMETHING UP WITH ME


HEY PORTER, HEY PORTER

J R CASH

 

HEY PORTER, HEY PORTER, WOULD YOU TELL ME THE TIME?

HOW MUCH LONGER WILL IT BE TILL WE CROSS THAT MASON-DIXON LINE?

AT DAYLIGHT WOULD YOU TELL THAT ENGINEER TO SLOW IT DOWN

OR BETTER STILL JUST STOP THE TRAIN ĎCAUSE I WANT TO LOOK AROUND

 

HEY PORTER, HEY PORTER, WHAT TIME DID YOU SAY?

HOW MUCH LONGER WILL IT BE TILL I CAN SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY?

WHEN WE HIT DIXIE WILL YOU TELL THAT ENGINEER TO RING HIS BELL

AND ASK EVERYBODY THAT AINíT ASLEEP TO STAND RIGHT UP AND YELL

 

HEY PORTER, HEY PORTER, ITíS GETTING LIGHT OUTSIDE

THIS OLD TRAIN IS PUFFING SMOKE AND I HAVE TO STRAIN MY EYES

WOULD YOU ASK THAT ENGINEER IF HE WOULD BLOW HIS WHISTLE PLEASE

ĎCAUSE I SMELL FROST ON COTTON LEAVES AND I FEEL THAT SOUTHERN BREEZE

 

HEY PORTER, HEY PORTER, PLEASE GET MY BAGS FOR ME

I NEED NOBODY TO TELL ME NOW THAT WEíRE IN TENNESSEE

GO TELL THAT ENGINEER TO MAKE THAT LONESOME WHISTLE SCREAM

WEíRE NOT SO FAR FROM HOME SO TAKE IT EASY ON THE STEAM

 

(INSTRUMENTAL)

 

HEY PORTER, HEY PORTER, PLEASE OPEN UP THE DOOR

WHEN THEY STOP THIS TRAIN IíM GONNA GET OFF FIRST ĎCAUSE I CANíT WAIT NO MORE

TELL THAT ENGINEER I SAID THANKS A LOT AND I DIDNíT MIND THE FARE

IíM GONNA SET MY FEET ON SOUTHERN SOIL AND BREATHE THAT SOUTHERN AIR


HIGH NOON (DO NOT FORSAKE ME)

SONS OF THE PIONEERS, FRANKIE LAINE, A

WORDS BY NED WASHINGTON, MUSIC BY DIMITRI TIOMKIN

 

(A) DO NOT FORSAKE ME OH MY DARLING

ON THIS OUR (A7) WEDDING (D) DAY (Bm)

DO NOT FOR(Bm7)SAKE ME (E7) OH MY (A) DAR(Fm)LING

(C) WAIT, WAIT A(E7)LONG

 

I DO NOT KNOW WHAT FATE AWAITS ME

I ONLY KNOW I MUST BE BRAVE

AND I MUST FACE A MAN WHO HATES ME

(A) OR LIE A COWARD, (D) A CRAVEN (A) COWARD

(A) OR LIE A (E7) COWARD IN MY GRAVE

 

(D) OH TO BE TORN ĎTWIXT LOVE AND DUTY

(A) SUPPOSINí I LOSE MY FAIR-HAIRED BEAUTY

(Dm) LOOK AT THAT BIG HAND MOVE ALONG (A) NEARING (F) HIGH NOON

(D) HE MADE A VOW WHILE IN STATE PRISON

(A) VOWED IT WOULD MY LIFE OR HISíN

(Dm) IíM NOT AFRAID OF DEATH, BUT OH

(A) WHAT WILL I DO IF YOU (E) LEAVE ME

 

DO NOT FORSAKE ME OH MY DARLING

YOU MADE THAT PROMISE AS A BRIDE

DO NOT FORSAKE ME OH MY DARLING

ALTHOUGH YOUíRE GRIEVING

DONíT THINK OF LEAVING

NOW THAT I NEED YOU BY MY SIDE

 

WAIT ALONG, WAIT ALONG, WAIT ALONG, WAIT ALONG


HONEYCOMB

JIMMIE F RODGERS

B MERRILL

 

WELL ITíS A DARN GOOD LIFE, AND ITíS KINDA FUNNY

HOW THE LORD MADE THE BEE AND THE BEE MADE THE HONEY

AND THE HONEYBEE LOOKING FOR A HOME, AND HE CALLED IT A HONEYCOMB

 

AND THEY ROAMED THE WORLD AND THEY GATHERED ALL OF THE HONEY INTO ONE SWEET BALL

AND THE HONEYCOMB FROM A MILLION TRIPS

MADE MY BABYíS LIPS

 

(CHORUS) OH, HONEYCOMB, WONíT YOU BE MY BABY

WELL, HONEYCOMB BE MY OWN

GOT A HANK OF HAIR AND A PIECE OF BONE

THEY MADE A WALKING, TALKING, HONEYCOMB

WELL, HONEYCOMB, WONíT YOU BE MY BABY

WELL, HONEYCOMB, BE MY OWN

WHAT A DARN GOOD LIFE WHEN YOU GOT A WIFE

LIKE A HONEYCOMB

 

(RAISE KEY) AND THE LORD SAID NOW, THAT IíVE MADE A BEE

IíM GONNA LOOK ALL AROUND FOR A GREEN, GREEN TREE

AND HE MADE A LITTLE TREE AND I GUESS YOU HEARD

OH, THEN, WELL HE MADE A LITTLE BIRD

 

AND THEY WAITED ALL AROUND, TILL THE END OF SPRING

GETTING EVERY NOTE THAT THE BIRDIES SING

AND THEY PUT ĎEM ALL INTO ONE SWEET TONE

FOR MY HONEYCOMB (CHORUS)

 

(RAISE KEY) AND THE LORD SAID NOW, THAT IíVE MADE A BIRD

IíM GONNA LOOK ALL AROUND FOR A LITTLE OLD WORD

THAT SOUNDS ABOUT SWEET LIKE A TURTLE DOVE

AND I GUESS IíM GONNA CALL IT LOVE

 

(THEN 2ND PREVIOUS VERSE, THEN REPEAT CHORUS TWICE)


HOW GREAT THOU ART

CHRISTIE LANE, CONNIE SMITH, G

STUART HINE

 

OH LORD MY GOD, WHEN I IN AWESOME WONDER

CONSIDER ALL THE WORLDS THY HANDS HAVE MADE

I SEE THE STARS, I HEAR THE ROLLING THUNDER

THY POWER THROUGHOUT THE UNIVERSE DISPLAYED

 

(CHORUS) THEN SINGS MY SOUL, MY SAVIOUR GOD TO THEE

HOW GREAT THOU ART, HOW GREAT THOU ART

THEN SINGS MY SOUL, MY SAVIOUR GOD TO THEE

HOW GREAT THOU ART, HOW GREAT THOU ART

 

WHEN THROUGH THE WOODS AND FOREST GLADES I WANDER

AND HEAR THE BIRDS SING SWEETLY IN THE TREES

WHEN I LOOK DOWN FROM LOFTY MOUNTAIN GRANDEUR

AND HEAR THE BROOK AND FEEL THE GENTLE BREEZE (CHORUS)

 

AND WHEN I THINK THAT GOD, HIS SON NOT SPARING

SENT HIM TO DIE, I SCARCE CAN TAKE IT IN

THAT ON THE CROSS, MY BURDEN GLADLY BEARING

HE BLED AND DIED TO TAKE AWAY MY SINS (CHORUS)

 

WHEN CHRIST SHALL COME WITH SHOUTS OF ACCLAMATION

AND TAKE ME HOME, WHAT JOY SHALL FILL MY HEART

THEN I SHALL BOW IN HUMBLE ADORATION

AND THERE PROCLAIM MY GOD HOW GREAT THOU ART (CHORUS)


I BELIEVE IN YOU

DON WILLIAMS, E (RECORDED IN G#)

ROGER COOK, SAM HOGIN

 

(E) I DON'T BELIEVE IN SUPERSTARS, ORGANIC FOOD AND FOREIGN CARS

I DON'T BELIEVE THE PRICE OF GOLD, THE CERTAINTY OF GROWING OLD

THAT (B7) RIGHT IS RIGHT, AND LEFT IS WRONG, THAT NORTH AND SOUTH CAN'T GET ALONG

THAT (E) EAST IS EAST AND WEST IS WEST, AND BEING FIRST IS ALWAYS BEST

BUT I BELIEVE IN (A) LOVE, I BELIEVE IN (E) BABIES

I BELIEVE IN (B7) MOM AND DAD, AND I BELIEVE IN (E) YOU

 

WELL, I DON'T BELIEVE THAT HEAVEN WAITS, FOR ONLY THOSE WHO CONGREGATE

I LIKE TO THINK OF GOD AS LOVE, HE'S DOWN BELOW, HE'S UP ABOVE

HE'S WATCHING PEOPLE EVERYWHERE, HE KNOWS WHO DOES AND DOESN'T CARE

AND I'M AN ORDINARY MAN, SOMETIMES I WONDER WHO I AM

BUT I BELIEVE IN LOVE, I BELIEVE IN MUSIC

I BELIEVE IN MAGIC, AND I BELIEVE IN YOU

 

(A) I KNOW WITH ALMOST CERTAINTY, WHAT'S GOING ON WITH YOU AND ME, IS A (E) GOOD THING

IT'S (B7) TRUE, I BELIEVE IN (E) YOU

 

I DON'T BELIEVE VIRGINITY, IS AS COMMON AS IT USED TO BE

IN WORKING DAYS AND SLEEPING NIGHTS, THAT BLACK IS BLACK AND WHITE IS WHITE

THAT SUPERMAN AND ROBIN HOOD ARE STILL ALIVE IN HOLLYWOOD

THAT GASOLINE'S IN SHORT SUPPLY, THE RISING COST OF GETTING BY

BUT I BELIEVE IN LOVE, I BELIEVE IN OLD FOLKS

I BELIEVE IN CHILDREN, I BELIEVE IN YOU

I BELIEVE IN LOVE, I BELIEVE IN BABIES

I BELIEVE IN MOM AND DAD, AND I BELIEVE IN YOU

 

(INSTRUMENTAL)


I CANíT HELP IT (IF IíM STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU)

HANK WILLIAMS, A

 

TODAY I PASSED YOU ON THE STREET

AND MY HEART FELL AT YOUR FEET

I CANíT HELP IT IF IíM STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU

 

SOMEBODY ELSE STOOD BY YOUR SIDE

AND HE LOOKED SO SATISFIED

I CANíT HELP IT IF IíM STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU

 

A PICTURE FROM THE PAST CAME SLOWLY STEALING

AS I BRUSHED YOUR ARM AND WALKED SO CLOSE TO YOU

AND SUDDENLY I GOT THAT OLD TIME FEELING

I CANíT HELP IT IF IíM STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU

 

ITíS HARD TO KNOW ANOTHERíS LIPS WILL KISS YOU

AND HOLD YOU JUST THE WAY I USED TO DO

OH, HEAVEN ONLY KNOWS HOW MUCH I MISS YOU

I CANíT HELP IT IF IíM STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU


I DONíT HURT ANYMORE

HANK SNOW, NARVEL FELTS, A

JACK ROLLINS, DON ROBERTSON

 

I DONíT HURT ANYMORE

ALL MY TEARDROPS ARE DRIED

NO MORE WALKING THE FLOOR

WITH THAT BURNING INSIDE

 

JUST TO THINK IT COULD BE

TIME HAS OPENED THE DOOR

AND AT LAST I AM FREE

I DONíT HURT ANYMORE

 

NO USE TO DENY, I WANTED TO DIE

THE DAY YOU SAID WE WERE THROUGH

BUT (B7) NOW THAT I FIND YOUíRE OUT OF MY MIND

(E) I CANíT BELIEVE THAT ITíS (A) TRUE

 

IíVE FORGOTTEN SOMEHOW

THAT I CARED SO BEFORE

AND ITíS WONDERFUL NOW

I DONíT HURT ANYMORE

 

(REPEAT FIRST TWO VERSES OR LAST TWO VERSES)


I DON'T LOVE YOU ANYMORE

Connie Smith, D

Bill Anderson

 

I don't (D) love you (G) any(D)more, not the (G) way I did be(D)fore

And since you've found someone new, I think it's (A) best

I don't (D) cry and (G) walk the (D) floor, I don't love (G) you any(D)more

Trouble is, I don't (A) love you any (D) less

 

(CHORUS) I don't (G) love you anymore, for I've got (D) no more love to give

You drained my heart of all it's love with (E) every sweet ca(A)ress

I keep (D) saying (G) o'er and (D) o'er, I don't love (G) you any(D)more

Trouble is, I don't (A) love you any (D) less

 

I held you close to me one time, kissed your lips and called you mine

But another came and thrilled you more, I guess

I cried as you walked out the door, I don't love you anymore

Trouble is, I don't love you any less (CHORUS)

 

Trouble is, I don't (A) love you any (G) le(D)ss


I DONíT SEE ME IN YOUR EYES ANYMORE

JIM REEVES, CHARLIE RICH

 

I DONíT SEE ME, IN YOUR EYES ANYMORE

OH WHY CANíT I, MAKE THEM SHINE AS BEFORE

I DONíT SEE YOU, OR YOUR HEART IN YOUR KISS

WHEN YOU SHOULD SIGH, THAT YOUíRE MINE YOU RESIST

 

THERE WAS A TIME, LIFE WAS FINE, LOVE WAS ECSTASY

BUT NOW I DOUBT, WHAT THE OUTCOME WILL BE

I PRAY YOUíLL SAY, IíM THE ONE YOU ADORE

THEN IíLL SEE ME, IN YOUR EYES AS BEFORE

 

(INSTRUMENTAL)

(THEN REPEAT LAST VERSE, OR THE LAST TWO LINES OF THE LAST VERSE)

 

I PRAY YOUíLL SAY IíM THE ONE YOU ADORE

THEN IíLL SEE ME IN YOUR EYES AS BEFORE


I FALL TO PIECES

PATSY CLINE

HANK COCHRAN, HARLAN HOWARD

 

I FALL TO PIECES, EACH TIME I SEE YOU AGAIN

I FALL TO PIECES, HOW CAN I BE JUST YOUR FRIEND

YOU WANT ME TO ACT LIKE WEíVE NEVER KISSED

YOU WANT ME TO FORGET, PRETEND WEíVE NEVER MET

BUT I TRY, AND I TRY, BUT I HAVENíT YET

YOU WALK BY AND I FALL TO PIECES

 

I FALL TO PIECES, EACH TIME SOMEONE SPEAKS YOUR NAME

I FALL TO PIECES, TIME ONLY ADDS TO THE PAIN

YOU TELL ME TO FIND SOMEONE ELSE TO LOVE

SOMEONE WHOíLL LOVE ME TOO, THE WAY YOU USED TO DO

BUT EACH TIME I GO OUT WITH SOMEONE NEW

YOU WALK BY, AND I FALL TO PIECES

YOU WALK BY, AND I FALL TO PIECES


IF A WOMAN ANSWERS

LEROY VAN DYKE, A

BARRY MANN, CYNTHIA WEIL

 

HER ARMS ARE COLD BUT STILL SHE HOLDS ON TO THAT VOW

WHAT ONCE WAS LOVE IS NOW A PRISON WALL

AND THOUGH I'D BREAK AWAY TO MEET YOU ANYHOW

I HAVE TO SAY PLEASE REMEMBER WHEN YOU (A) CALL

 

(CHORUS) IF A WOMAN (D) ANSWERS, (E) HANG UP THE (A) PHONE

DONíT TAKE A CHANCE, PLEASE DON'T ASK FOR ME

IF A WOMAN ANSWERS, HANG UP THE PHONE

I LOVE YOU BUT DARLING I'M NOT FREE

 

THE CHAINS THAT BIND THIS HEART OF MINE MAY NEVER BREAK

BUT THEY CAN'T STOP MY HEART FROM WANTING YOU

I KNOW THAT I SHOULD SAY DON'T CALL FOR BOTH OUR SAKES

BUT I CAN'T, SO REMEMBER WHEN YOU DO

 

(CHORUS) + REPEAT LAST LINE


IF YOUíVE GOT THE MONEY (IíVE GOT THE TIME)

LEFTY FRIZZELL, C

LEFTY FRIZZELL, JIM BECK

 

IF YOUíVE GOT THE MONEY, IíVE GOT THE TIME

WEíLL GO HONKY TONKINí, AND WEíLL HAVE A TIME

WEíLL MAKE ALL THE NIGHT SPOTS, DANCE, ROMANCE AND DINE

IF YOUíVE GOT THE MONEY, HONEY, IíVE GOT THE TIME

 

THERE AINíT NO USE TO TARRY, SO LETíS START OUT TONIGHT

WEíLL SPREAD JOY, OH BOY, OH BOY, AND WEíLL SPREAD IT RIGHT

WEíLL HAVE MORE FUN BABY, ALL THE WAY DOWN THE LINE

IF YOUíVE GOT THE MONEY, HONEY, IíVE GOT THE TIME

 

(INSTRUMENTAL)

 

IF YOUíVE GOT THE MONEY, IíVE GOT THE TIME

WEíLL GO HONKY TONKINí, AND WEíLL HAVE A TIME

BRING ALONG YOUR CADILLAC, LEAVE MY OLD WRECK BEHIND

IF YOUíVE GOT THE MONEY, HONEY, IíVE GOT THE TIME

 

YES, WE'LL GO HONKY-TONKIN', MAKE EVERY CLUB IN TOWN

WE'LL GO TO THE PARK WHERE IT'S DARK, WE WON'T FOOL AROUND

BUT IF YOU RUN SHORT OF MONEY, I'LL RUN SHORT OF TIME

'CAUSE IF YOU'VE GOT NO MORE MONEY, HONEY, I'VE NO MORE TIME

 

(INSTRUMENTAL)

 

(REPEAT FIRST VERSE)

 

(ALT. FOURTH VERSE)

YES, WE'LL GO HONKY-TONKIN', AND WE'LL BE PLEASURE-BENT

I'LL LOOK LIKE A MILLION, BUT I WON'T HAVE A CENT

BUT IF YOU RUN SHORT OF MONEY, I'LL RUN SHORT OF TIME

'CAUSE YOU WITH NO MORE MONEY, HONEY, I'VE NO MORE TIME


I GOT YOU

WAYLON JENNINGS & ANITA CARTER, E

 

DON'T GET NO ATTENTION FROM THE PEOPLE ON THE STREET

THEY DON'T EVEN SEE US, THEY JUST STEP RIGHT ON OUR FEET

JUST TWO UNNOTICED PEOPLE IN THIS GREAT BIG WORLD OF OURS

AND WHEN I THINK ABOUT IT, GUESS THAT'S ALL WE'LL EVER BE

 

(CHORUS) BUT I GOT YOU, AND YOU GOT ME, AND IF THEY'D LOOK THEY COULD SEE, THAT WE DON'T CARE

I GOT YOU AND YOU GOT ME AND BABY THAT'S ALL WE WILL EVER NEED

 

LOOKING THROUGH THE WINDOW OF A FANCY DIAMOND STORE

GOING WINDOW SHOPPING FOR THE THINGS WE CAN'T AFFORD

PEOPLE ALL AROUND US WITH THEIR NOSES IN THE AIR

THEY WALK RIGHT ON BY US, JUST LIKE WE'RE NOT EVEN THERE (CHORUS)

 

(REPEAT CHORUS)


I GUESS THINGS HAPPEN THAT WAY

BILLY WALKER

 

WELL, YOU ASK ME IF IíLL FORGET MY BABY

I GUESS I WILL, SOMEDAY

I DONíT LIKE IT, BUT I GUESS THINGS HAPPEN THAT WAY

YOU ASK ME IF IíLL GET ALONG

I GUESS I WILL, SOME WAY

I DONíT LIKE IT, BUT I GUESS THINGS HAPPEN THAT WAY

 

(CHORUS) GOD GAVE ME THAT GIRL TO LEAN ON

THEN HE PUT ME ON MY OWN

HEAVEN HELP ME BE A MAN AND

FIND THE STRENGTH TO STAND ALONE

I DONíT LIKE IT, BUT I GUESS THINGS HAPPEN THAT WAY

 

(INSTRUMENTAL)

 

YOU ASK ME IF IíLL MISS HER KISSES

I GUESS I WILL, EVERY DAY

I DONíT LIKE IT, BUT I GUESS THINGS HAPPEN THAT WAY

YOU ASK ME IF IíLL FIND ANOTHER

I DONíT KNOW, I CANíT SAY

I DONíT LIKE IT, BUT I GUESS THINGS HAPPEN THAT WAY (CHORUS)


I HEARD THAT LONESOME WHISTLE

HANK WILLIAMS

 

I WAS RIDING NUMBER NINE

HEADINíSOUTH FROM CAROLINE

I HEARD THAT LONESOME WHISTLE BLOW

GOT IN TROUBLE HAD TO ROAM

LEFT MY GAL AND LEFT MY HOME

I HEARD THAT LONESOME WHISTLE BLOW

 

JUST A KID ACTINí SMART

I WENT AND BROKE MY DARLINíS HEART

GUESS I WAS JUST TOO YOUNG TO KNOW

THEY TOOK ME OFF THAT GEORGIA MAIN

LOCKED ME TO A BALL AND CHAIN

I HEARD THAT LONESOME WHISTLE BLOW

 

ALL ALONE I BEAR THE SHAME

IíM A NUMBER NOT A NAME

I HEARD THAT LONESOME WHISTLE BLOW

ALL I DO IS SIT AND CRY

WHEN THAT EVENING TRAIN GOES BY

I HEARD THAT LONESOME WHISTLE BLOW

 

IíLL BE LOCKED HERE IN THIS CELL

ĎTILL MY BODYíS JUST A SHELL

AND MY HAIR TURNS WHITER THAN SNOW

IíLL NEVER SEE THAT GAL OF MINE

LORD IíM IN GEORGIA DOING TIME

I HEARD THAT LONESOME WHISTLE BLOW


IíLL SAIL MY SHIP ALONE

ERNEST TUBB, GEORGE MORGAN, MOON MULLICAN, MICKEY GILLEY

MANN - BURNS - BERNARD - THURSTON

 

WEíVE BEEN SWEETHEARTS FOR SO LONG

BUT NOW YOU SAY WEíRE THROUGH

THE LOVE WE SHARED IS NOW A MEMORY

I HAD BUILT A SHIP OF DREAMS

AND PLANNED THEM ALL FOR YOU

BUT NOW I GUESS WHAT IS TO BE WILL BE

 

(CHORUS) IíLL SAIL MY SHIP ALONE, WITH ALL THE DREAMS I OWN

DRIFTING OUT ACROSS THE OCEAN BLUE

IíLL SAIL MY SHIP ALONE, THOUGH ALL THE SAILS YOUíVE TORN

AND IF IT STARTS TO SINK THEN IíLL BLAME YOU

 

(INSTRUMENTAL)

 

IíM JUST LIKE A SHIP AT SEA

THATíS LOST WITHOUT A SAIL

THE DARK CLOUDS HIDE THE SUN FROM UP ABOVE

AND EVEN WITH THESE BROKEN DREAMS

MY HEART WILL NEVER FAIL

FOR DEEP INSIDE THEREíS ONLY ONE TRUE LOVE

 

I GAVE A MESSAGE TO THE WIND

TO TAKE BACK HOME TO YOU

HOPING YOU WOULD HEAR MY S. O. S

MAYBE YOU WOULD COME BACK HOME

MY DARLING IF YOU KNEW

HOW MUCH MY ACHING HEART IS IN DISTRESS

 

(CHORUS) + REPEAT LAST LINE


I LOVE YOU BECAUSE

AL MARTINO, JIM REEVES, G

LEON PAYNE

 

I LOVE YOU BECAUSE YOU UNDERSTAND, DEAR

EVERY LITTLE THING I TRY TO DO

YOU'RE ALWAYS THERE TO LEND A HELPING HAND, DEAR

MOST OF ALL I LOVE YOU BECAUSE YOU'RE YOU

 

NO MATTER WHAT THE WORLD MAY SAY ABOUT ME

I (A7) KNOW YOUR LOVE WILL ALWAYS SEE ME THROUGH

I LOVE YOU FOR THE WAY YOU NEVER DOUBT ME

BUT MOST OF ALL I LOVE YOU 'CAUSE YOU'RE YOU

 

I LOVE YOU BECAUSE MY HEART IS LIGHTER

EVERY TIME I'M WALKING BY YOUR SIDE

I LOVE YOU BECAUSE THE FUTURE'S BRIGHTER

THE DOOR TO HAPPINESS YOU OPEN WIDE

 

NO MATTER WHAT MAY BE THE STYLE OR SEASON

I KNOW YOUR HEART WILL ALWAYS BE TRUE

I LOVE YOU FOR A HUNDRED THOUSAND REASONS

MOST OF ALL I LOVE YOU 'CAUSE YOU'RE YOU


I LOVE YOU SO MUCH IT HURTS ME

PATSY CLINE, A

FLOYD TILLMAN

 

(A) I LOVE YOU (A6) SO (A+) MUCH IT (A) HURTS ME

DARLING (B7) THATíS WHY IíM SO BLUE

IíM SO A(E7)FRAID TO GO TO SLEEP AT NIGHT

AFRAID OF LOSING (A) YOU

 

I LOVE YOU SO MUCH IT HURTS ME

AND THEREíS (B7) NOTHING I CAN DO

I WANT TO (D) HOLD YOU MY (D7) DEAR

FOR(A)EVER AND (F#7) EVER

I LOVE YOU (B7) SO MUCH IT (E7) HURTS ME (A) SO

 

(REPEAT LAST TWO LINES)


IíM SORRY FOR YOU, MY FRIEND

MOE BANDY

HANK WILLIAMS

 

YOUíVE KNOWN SO LONG THAT YOU WERE WRONG

BUT STILL YOU HAD YOUR WAY

YOU TOLD HER LIES AND ALIBIS

AND HURT HER MORE EACH DAY

BUT NOW YOUR CONSCIENCE BOTHERS YOU

YOUíVE REACHED YOUR JOURNEYíS END

YOUíRE ASKING ME FOR SYMPATHY

IíM SORRY FOR YOU, MY FRIEND

 

YOU LAUGHED INSIDE EACH TIME SHE CRIED

YOU TRIED TO MAKE HER BLUE

SHE TAGGED ALONG THROUGH RIGHT AND WRONG

BECAUSE SHE WORSHIPPED YOU

YOU KNOW THAT YOUíRE THE ONE TO BLAME

THEREíS NO USE TO PRETEND

TODAYíS THE DAY YOU START TO PAY

IíM SORRY FOR YOU, MY FRIEND

 

(INSTRUMENTAL / WHISTLE)

 

TODAY AS SHE WALKED ARM IN ARM

AT SOMEONE ELSEíS SIDE

IT MADE YOU STOP AND REALIZE

THAT TIME HAD TURNED THE TIDE

YOU SHOULD HAVE KNOWN YOUíD BE ALONE

ĎCAUSE CHEATERS NEVER WIN

YOU TRIED AND LOST, NOW PAY THE COST

IíM SORRY FOR YOU, MY FRIEND


IN THE BLUE CANADIAN ROCKIES

BLUE CANADIAN ROCKIES

WILF CARTER, HANK SNOW

 

OH, HOW MY LONELY HEART IS ACHING TONIGHT

FOR A HOME I LONG TO SEE

AND OH, WHAT I'D GIVE IF I COULD BE THERE TONIGHT

WITH A SWEETHEART WHO'S WAITING FOR ME

 

IN THE BLUE CANADIAN ROCKIES

SPRING IS SIGHING THROUGH THE TREES

AND THE GOLDEN POPPIES ARE BLOOMING

ĎROUND THE BANKS OF LAKE LOUISE

 

ACROSS THE SEA THEY CALL ME

AND IíM LONESOME AND SO BLUE

FOR THOSE BLUE CANADIAN ROCKIES

AND THE GIRL (ONE) I LOVE SO TRUE

 

ACROSS THE SEA THEY CALL ME

AND IíM LONESOME AND SO BLUE

FOR THE BLUE CANADIAN ROCKIES

AND THE GIRL I LOVE SO TRUE

 

(REPEAT THE LAST TWO VERSES)


I'M DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS

JIM REEVES

IRVING BERLIN

 

I'M DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS

JUST LIKE THE ONES I USED TO KNOW

WHERE THE TREE-TOPS GLISTEN AND CHILDREN LISTEN

TO HEAR SLEIGH-BELLS IN THE SNOW

 

I'M DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS

WITH EVERY CHRISTMAS CARD I WRITE

MAY YOUR DAYS BE MERRY AND BRIGHT

AND MAY ALL YOUR CHRISTMASES BE WHITE

 

(REPEAT)


IíM MOVING ON

HANK SNOW

 

FIDDLE INTRO

 

THAT BIG EIGHT-WHEELER ROLLINí DOWN THE TRACK

MEANS YOUR TRUE LOVIN DADDY AINíT COMINí BACK

IíM MOVINí ON, IíLL SOON BE GONE

YOU WERE FLYING TOO HIGH FOR MY LITTLE OLD SKY

SO IíM MOVING ON

 

THAT BIG LOUD WHISTLE IT BLEW AND BLEW

SAID HELLO ALABAMA WEíRE COMING TO YOU

WEíRE MOVINí ON, OH HEAR MY SONG

YOU HAD YOUR LAUGH ON ME SO IíM SETTING YOU FREE

AND IíM MOVINí ON

 

FIDDLE BREAK

 

MISTER FIREMAN, WON'T YOU PLEASE LISTEN TO ME

'CAUSE I'VE GOT A PRETTY MAMMA IN TENNESSEE

KEEP MOVIN' ME ON, KEEP ROLLIN' ON

SO SHOVEL THE COAL, LET THIS RATTLER ROLL

AND KEEP MOVIN' ME ON

 

MISTER ENGINEER TAKE THAT THROTTLE IN HAND

THIS RATTLERíS THE FASTEST IN THE SOUTHERN LAND

KEEP MOVINí ON, KEEP ROLLINí ON

YOUíRE GONNA EASE MY MIND SO PUT ME THERE ON TIME

KEEP ROLLINí ON

 

GUITAR BREAK

 

I WARNED YOU BABY FROM TIME TO TIME

BUT YOU JUST WOULDNíT LISTEN OR PAY NO MIND

IíM MOVING ON, IíM ROLLINí ON

YOU HAVE BROKEN YOUR VOW, AND ITíS ALL OVER NOW

SO IíM MOVINí ON

 

YOU'VE SWITCHED YOUR ENGINE, NOW I AIN'T GOT TIME

FOR A TRIFLIN' WOMAN ON MY MAIN LINE

'CAUSE I'M MOVING ON, YOU DONE YOUR DADDY WRONG

I WARNED YOU TWICE, NOW YOU CAN SETTLE THE PRICE

'CAUSE I'M MOVING ON

 

BUT SOMEDAY BABY WHEN YOUíVE HAD YOUR PLAY

YOUíRE GONNA WANT YOUR DADDY, BUT YOUR DADDY WILL SAY

KEEP MOVIN ON, YOU STAYED AWAY TOO LONG

IíM THROUGH WITH YOU, TOO BAD YOU ARE BLUE

KEEP MOVINí ON

 

FIDDLE FADE


IíM TIRED

WEBB PIERCE, D

MEL TILLIS, RAY PRICE, A R PEDDY

 

STANDING ON THE CORNER OF A BUSY STREET

LOOKING FOR YOUR FACE IN EVERY CROWD I SEE

CHECKING EVERY HONKY TONK IN THIS OLD TOWN

TRYING TO FIND THE PLACES THAT YOU HANG AROUND

 

(CHORUS) OH LORD IíM TIRED

TIRED OF LIVING THIS A-WAY

OH LORD, IíM TIRED

TIRED OF LIVING THIS A-WAY

 

IíVE BEEN WAITING ON YOU BABY, NIGHT AND DAY

IíM WONDERING IF YOUR LOVE WILL EVER COME MY WAY

MY TIMEíS A-RUNNING OUT AND IíM SLOWING DOWN

IíM TIRED OF BEING JUST ANOTHER HANG AROUND (CHORUS)

 

THERE AINíT NO HAPPINESS IN ANYTHING I DO

I FIND MYSELF SO LONELY WHEN IíM NOT WITH YOU

WHAT MAKES YOU JUST THE KIND OF GIRL A GUY WILL LOVE

YOU GOT SO MANY OTHERS THAT YOUíRE THINKING OF (CHORUS)


IíM IN LOVE AGAIN

GEORGE MORGAN

 

NOT SO LONG AGO I HAD MY POOR HEART BROKEN

I SAID CRAZY HEART SEE WHAT A FOOL YOUíVE BEEN

NOW IíVE MET YOU AND ALTHOUGH WEíVE BARELY SPOKEN

I HEAR WEDDING BELLS, AND IíM IN LOVE AGAIN

 

IíM IN LOVE AGAIN AND WEDDING BELLS ARE RINGING

IíM SO HAPPY IíM AFRAID THIS DREAM MIGHT END

LIVE EACH DAY AS THOUGH THE LAST MY HEART KEEPS SAYING

I HEAR WEDDING BELLS AND IíM IN LOVE AGAIN

 

WHEN SHE LEFT ME I WAS SURE MY WORLD HAD ENDED

AND I COULDNíT EVEN SPEAK TO OUR FRIENDS

AND THEN JUST AS MY POOR HEART WAS GETTING MENDED

I HEAR WEDDING BELLS AND IíM IN LOVE AGAIN

 

IíM IN LOVE AGAIN AND WEDDING BELLS ARE RINGING

IíM SO HAPPY IíM AFRAID THIS DREAM MIGHT END

LIVE EACH DAY AS THOUGH THE LAST MY HEART KEEPS SAYING

I HEAR WEDDING BELLS AND IíM IN LOVE AGAIN

I HEAR WEDDING BELLS AND IíM IN LOVE AGAIN


INDIAN LOVE CALL

NELSON EDDY / JEANETTE MACDONALD, SLIM WHITMAN

LYRICS BY OTTO HARBACH AND OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II, MUSIC BY RUDOLF FRIML

 

OOO-OOO

 

WHEN IíM CALLING YOUOOO

WILL YOU ANSWER TOOOOO

THAT MEANS I OFFER MY LOVE TO YOU, TO BE YOUR OWN

IF YOU REFUSE ME I WILL BE BLUE, AND WAITING ALL ALONE

 

BUT IF WHEN YOU HEAR MY LOVE CALL RINGING CLEAR

AND I HEAR AN ANSWERING ECHO SO DEAROOO

THEN I WILL KNOW OUR LOVE WILL COME TRUEOOO

YOUíLL BELONG TO ME, IíLL BELONG TO YOU

YOUíLL BELONG TO ME, IíLL BELONG TO YOUOOO


I NEVER PICKED COTTON

ROY CLARK, C

C WILLIAMS, B GEORGE

 

(CHORUS) (C) I NEVER PICKED COTTON

BUT MY MOTHER DID, AND MY BROTHER DID, AND MY SISTER DID, AND MY DADDY DIED YOUNG

Ö(G7) WORKING IN A (C) COAL MINE

 

(D) WHEN I WAS JUST A BABY, TOO LITTLE FOR A COTTON SACK

I PLAYED IN THE DIRT, WHILE THE OTHERS WORKED, TILL THEY COULDN'T STRAIGHTEN OUT THEIR BACKS

AND I MADE MYSELF A PROMISE, WHEN I WAS BIG ENOUGH TO RUN

THAT I'D NEVER STAY A SINGLE DAY

IN THAT OKLAHOMA SUN, AND (CHORUS)

 

FOLKS SAID I GREW UP EARLY, AND THAT THE FARM COULDN'T HOLD ME THEN

SO I STOLE TEN BUCKS, AND A PICKUP TRUCK, AND I NEVER WENT BACK AGAIN

(E) AND IT WAS FAST CARS AND WHISKEY, LONG-HAIRED GIRLS AND FUN

I HAD EVERYTHING THAT MONEY COULD BRING, AND I TOOK IT ALL WITH A GUN, BUT (CHORUS)

 

IT WAS SATURDAY NIGHT IN MEMPHIS, WHEN A REDNECK GRABBED MY SHIRT

WHEN HE SAID GO BACK TO YOUR COTTON SACK, I LEFT HIM DYING IN THE DIRT

AND THEY'LL TAKE ME IN THE MORNING TO THE GALLOWS JUST OUTSIDE

AND IN THE TIME I'VE GOT, THERE AIN'T A HELL OF A LOT, THAT I CAN LOOK BACK ON WITH PRIDE

 

BUT (CHORUS, WITH "AND I'LL NEVER DIE YOUNG" IN PLACE OF "AND MY DADDY DIED YOUNG")

 

(REPEAT PRECEDING CHORUS)


IN THE JAILHOUSE NOW

HANK SNOW, A

JIMMIE RODGERS

 

(A) WELL I HAD A FRIEND CALLED RAMBLING BOB

HE USED TO STEAL, GAMBLE AND ROB

HE THOUGHT HE WAS THE SMARTEST GUY IN (D) TOWN

BUT I FOUND OUT LAST MONDAY

THAT BOB GOT LOCKED UP SUNDAY

THEY'VE (B7) GOT HIM IN THE JAILHOUSE WAY DOWN(E)TOWN

 

(CHORUS) HE'S IN THE JAILHOUSE NOW

HE'S IN THE JAILHOUSE NOW

I TOLD HIM ONCE OR TWICE

TO QUIT PLAYING CARDS AND SHOOTING DICE

HE'S IN THE JAILHOUSE NOW

 

WELL I WENT OUT LAST TUESDAY

MET A GIRL NAMED SUSIE

TOLD HER I WAS THE SWELLEST MAN AROUND

WE STARTED TO SPEND MY MONEY

SHE STARTED TO CALL ME "HONEY"

WE TOOK IN EVERY CABARET (HONKY TONK) IN TOWN

 

WE'RE IN THE JAILHOUSE NOW

WE'RE IN THE JAILHOUSE NOW

I TOLD THE JUDGE RIGHT TO HIS FACE

WE DIDN'T LIKE TO SEE THIS PLACE

WE'RE IN THE JAILHOUSE NOW

 

(ALT. LAST VERSE)

WE'RE IN THE JAILHOUSE NOW

WE'RE IN THE JAILHOUSE NOW

THEY TOLD US ONCE OR TWICE

TO QUIT PLAYIN' CARDS AND SHOOTIN' DICE

WE'RE IN THE JAILHOUSE NOW


IN THE MISTY MOONLIGHT

HANK SNOW, E

CINDY WALKER, JERRY WALLACE

 

(E) IN THE MISTY (A) MOONLIGHT, BY THE FLICKERING (E) FIRELIGHT

ANYPLACE IS ALL RIGHT, LONG AS I'M WITH YOU

IN A FARAWAY LAND, ON THE TROPIC SEASAND

IF YOUR HAND'S IN MY HAND, I WON'T BE BLUE

 

(CHORUS) WAY UP ON THE MOUNTAIN, OR WAY DOWN IN THE VALLEY

I KNOW I'LL BE HAPPY, ANYPLACE, ANYWHERE, I DON'T CARE

IN THE MISTY MOONLIGHT, BY THE FLICKERING FIRELIGHT

ANYPLACE IS ALL RIGHT, LONG AS YOU ARE THERE

 

(SPEAKING) I COULD BE HAPPY IN ONE LITTLE ROOM, WITH ONLY A TABLE AND A CHAIR

AS HAPPY AS I'D BE IN A KINGDOM BY THE SEA, DARLING, IF YOU WERE THERE

AND I COULD BE RICH OR I COULD BE POOR

BUT IF YOU WERE BY MY SIDE

I COULD BE ANYWHERE IN THIS WHOLE WIDE WORLD AND I KNOW I'D BE SATISFIED (CHORUS)


I REALLY DONíT WANT TO KNOW

RAY PRICE

 

HOW MANY ARMS HAVE HELD YOU

AND HATED TO LET YOU GO

HOW MANY, HOW MANY I WONDER

BUT I REALLY DONíT WANT TO KNOW

 

HOW MANY LIPS HAVE KISSED YOU

AND SET YOUR SOUL AGLOW

HOW MANY, HOW MANY I WONDER

BUT I REALLY DONíT WANT TO KNOW

 

SO ALWAYS MAKE ME WONDER

ALWAYS MAKE ME GUESS

EVEN IF I ASK YOU

DARLING DONíT CONFESS

 

JUST LET IT REMAIN YOUR SECRET

BUT, DARLING I LOVE YOU SO

NO WONDER, NO WONDER, I WONDER

THOUGH I REALLY DONíT WANT TO KNOW


I REMEMBER YOU

ED MENDEL, G

WORDS BY JOHNNY MERCER, MUSIC BY VICTOR SHERTZINGER

 

(G) I REMEMBER (F#7) YOU, (G) YOU'RE THE ONE WHO MADE MY DREAMS (G7) COME (C) TRUE, A (Cm) FEW KISSES (G) AGO

OH, I REMEMBER (F#7) YOU, (G) YOU'RE THE ONE WHO SAID I LOVE YOU (C) TOO, (YES) I (Cm) DO, DIDN'T YOU (G) KNOW

 

(C) I REMEMBER (F#m7) TOO, A (A7) DISTANT (E) BELL, AND (B7) STARS THAT (E) FELL, LIKE THE (Fm7) RAIN, OUT OF THE (D7) BLUE

(G) WHEN MY LIFE IS (Fm7) THROUGH, (G) AND THE ANGELS ASK ME TO RE(Am)CALL, THE THRILL OF THEM (G) ALL, (A9) THEN I WILL (G) TELL THEM I RE(Am7)MEM(D7)BER (G) YOU

 

(REPEAT LAST VERSE) + TELL THEM I REMEMBER YOU, TELL THEM I REMEMBER YOU


IS ANYBODY GOIN' TO SAN ANTONE?

CHARLEY PRIDE

DAVE KIRBY, GLENN MARTIN

 

RAIN DRIPPINí OFF THE BRIM OF MY HAT

SURE IS COLD TODAY

HERE I AM WALKING DOWN SIXTY-SIX

WISH SHE HADNíT DONE ME THAT WAY

 

SLEEPING UNDER A TABLE IN A ROADSIDE PARK

A MAN COULD WAKE UP DEAD

BUT IT SURE SEEMS WARMER THAN IT DID

SLEEPING IN OUR KING SIZE BED

 

(CHORUS) IS ANYBODY GOING TO SAN ANTONE

OR PHOENIX, ARIZONA

ANYPLACE IS ALRIGHT AS LONG AS I

CAN FORGET IíVE EVER KNOWN HER

 

WIND WHIPPINí DOWN THE NECK OF MY SHIRT

LIKE I AINíT GOT NOTHING ON

BUT IíD RATHER FIGHT THE WIND AND THE RAIN

THAN WHAT IíVE BEEN A FIGHTINí AT HOME

 

YONDER COMES A TRUCK WITH THE U.S. MAIL

PEOPLE WRITINí LETTERS BACK HOME

TOMORROW SHEíLL PROBABLY WANT ME BACK

BUT IíLL STILL BE JUST AS GONE (CHORUS)


IS IT REALLY OVER?

JIM REEVES

 

IS IT REALLY OVER

IS THIS THE END OF THE LINE

DON'T TELL ME I'M LOSING

THE LOVE THAT WAS MINE

IF YOU'RE REALLY LEAVING

TAKE SOME PART OF ME

SO I'LL ALWAYS REMEMBER

HOW SWEET LOVE USED TO BE

 

I WONDER WHO'S STEPPING INTO MY SHOES

WHO CAN HE BE

I CAN TELL BY YOU EYES, OUR LOVE HAS DIED

AND IT'S OVER FOR ME

(REPEAT PRECEDING FOUR LINES)

REALLY OVER FOR ME


IS IT WRONG FOR LOVING YOU?

MARTY ROBBINS

 

IS IT WRONG, FOR LOVING YOU

IS IT WRONG, FOR BEING TRUE

TELL ME DARLING, TELL ME PLEASE

IS IT WRONG?

 

HAVE I WAITED FOR TOO LONG

HAS YOUR LOVE FOR ME GONE

IS IT WRONG, IS IT WRONG

FOR LOVING YOU?

 

WAY DOWN DEEP INSIDE MY HEART

YOUíRE THE ONLY LOVE SWEETHEART

YES, THE ONLY LOVE SWEETHEART

I EVER KNEW

 

BUT I ASK MYSELF INSIDE

NO NEED TO TELL MYSELF THOSE LIES

IS IT WRONG, IS IT WRONG

FOR LOVING YOU?


ISLAND IN THE SUN

HARRY BELAFONTE, L BURGESS

 

THIS IS MY ISLAND IN THE SUN

WHERE MY PEOPLE HAVE TOILED SINCE TIME BEGUN

I MAY SAIL ON MANY A SEA

HER SHORES WILL ALWAYS BE HOME TO ME

 

(CHORUS) OH, ISLAND IN THE SUN

WILLED TO ME BY MY FATHERíS HAND

ALL MY DAYS I WILL SING IN PRAISE

OF YOUR FOREST, WATERS, YOUR SHINING SANDS

 

AS MORNING BREAKS, THE HEAVEN ON HIGH

I LIFT MY HEAVY LOAD TO THE SKY

SUN COMES DOWN WITH A BURNING GLOW

MINGLES MY SWEAT WITH THE EARTH BELOW (CHORUS)

 

I SEE WOMAN ON BENDED KNEE

CUTTING CANE FOR HER FAMILY

I SEE MAN AT THE WATERíS SIDE

CASTING NETS AT THE SURGING TIDE (CHORUS)

 

I HOPE THE DAY WILL NEVER COME

THAT I CANíT AWAKE TO THE SOUND OF DRUMS

NEVER LET ME MISS CARNIVAL

WITH CALYPSO SONGS PHILOSOPHICAL (CHORUS, HUM CHORUS)


I STILL MISS SOMEONE

JOHNNY CASH, STATLER BROS, JOAN BAEZ

 

AT MY DOOR THE LEAVES ARE FALLING

A COLD WILD WIND WILL COME

SWEETHEARTS WALK BY TOGETHER

AND I STILL MISS SOMEONE

 

I GO OUT TO A PARTY

AND LOOK FOR A LITTLE FUN

BUT I FIND A DARKENED CORNER

FOR I STILL MISS SOMEONE

 

(CHORUS) NO, I NEVER GOT OVER THOSE BLUE EYES

I SEE THEM EVERYWHERE

I MISS THOSE ARMS THAT HELD ME

WHEN ALL THE LOVE WAS THERE

 

I WONDER IF SHEíS SORRY

FOR LEAVING WHAT WEíD BEGUN

THEREíS SOMEONE FOR ME SOMEWHERE

AND I STILL MISS SOMEONE


IT DOESNíT MATTER ANYMORE

BUDDY HOLLY, C

 

THERE YOU GO, BABY, HERE AM I

WELL, YOU LEFT ME HERE SO I CAN SIT AND CRY

WELL, GOLLY GEE, WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO ME

WELL, I GUESS IT DOESNíT MATTER ANYMORE

 

DO YOU REMEMBER BABY, LAST SEPTEMBER

HOW YOU HELD ME TIGHT, EACH AND EVERY NIGHT

WELL WHOOPS-A-DAISY HOW YOU DROVE ME CRAZY

WELL I GUESS IT DOESNíT MATTER ANYMORE

 

(CHORUS) (Am) THEREíS NO USE IN CRYING

IíVE DONE EVERYTHING AND NOW IíM SICK OF TRYING

(D) IíVE THROWN AWAY MY NIGHTS, WASTED ALL MY DAYS

OVER (G) YOU

 

WELL, YOU GO YOUR WAY AND IíLL GO MINE

WELL, NOW AND FOREVER, ĎTILL THE END OF TIME

IíLL FIND SOMEBODY NEW, BABY, WEíLL SAY WEíRE THROUGH

YOU WONíT MATTER ANYMORE

 

(REPEAT LAST VERSE) + NO, YOU WONíT MATTER ANYMORE


IT IS NO SECRET

WILF CARTER, G

STUART HAMBLEN

 

THE CHIMES OF TIME RING OUT THE NEWS, ANOTHER DAY IS THROUGH

SOMEONE SLIPPED AND FELL, WAS THAT SOMEONE YOU?

YOU MAY HAVE LONGED FOR ADDED STRENGTH, YOUR COURAGE TO RENEW

DO NOT BE DISHEARTENED, FOR (A) IíVE GOT NEWS FOR YOU (I BRING HOPE TO YOU)

 

(CHORUS) IT IS NO SECRET WHAT GOD CAN DO

WHAT HEíS DONE FOR OTHERS, HE'LL DO FOR YOU

WITH ARMS WIDE OPEN HEíLL PARDON (WELCOME) YOU

IT IS NO SECRET WHAT GOD CAN DO

 

THERE IS NO NIGHT, FOR IN HIS LIGHT YOUíLL NEVER WALK ALONE

ALWAYS FEEL AT HOME, WHEREVER YOU MAY ROAM

THERE IS NO POWER CAN CONQUER YOU WHILE GOD IS ON YOUR SIDE

JUST TAKE HIM AT HIS PROMISE, DONíT RUN AWAY AND HIDE (CHORUS)


IT KEEPS RIGHT ON A-HURTINí

BOBBY VINTON, C

 

I CRY MYSELF TO SLEEP AT NIGHT

WISHING I COULD HOLD YOU TIGHT

LIFE SEEMS SO EMPTY SINCE YOU WENT AWAY

THE PILLOW WHERE YOU LAY YOUR HEAD

NOW HOLDS MY LONELY TEARS INSTEAD

AND IT KEEPS RIGHT ON A-HURTINí

SINCE YOUíRE GONE

 

IT KEEPS RIGHT ON A-HURTINí

EVERY MINUTE OF THE DAY

EVERY HOUR YOUíRE AWAY, I FEEL SO LONELY

AND I CANíT HELP IT, I DONíT THINK I CAN GO ON

AND IT KEEPS RIGHT ON A-HURTINí

SINCE YOUíRE GONE

 

THEY SAY A MAN SHOULD NEVER CRY

BUT WHEN I SEE YOU PASSING BY

MY HEART BREAKS DOWN AND CRIES A MILLION TEARS

YOU BROKE MY HEART, AND SET ME FREE

BUT YOU FORGOT YOUR MEMORY

AND IT KEEPS RIGHT ON A-HURTINí

SINCE YOUíRE GONE

 

IT KEEPS RIGHT ON A-HURTINí

EVERY MINUTE OF THE DAY

EVERY HOUR OF THE DAY, I FEEL SO LONELY

AND I CANíT HELP IT, I DONíT THINK I CAN GO ON

AND IT KEEPS RIGHT ON A-HURTINí, SINCE YOUíRE GONE

IT KEEPS RIGHT ON A-HURTINí, SINCE YOUíRE GONE


ITíS BEEN A BLUE, BLUE DAY

DON GIBSON

 

ITíS BEEN A BLUE, BLUE DAY, I FEEL LIKE RUNNING AWAY

I FEEL LIKE RUNNING AWAY FROM IT ALL

MY LOVE HAS BEEN UNTRUE, SHEíS FOUND SOMEBODY NEW

ITíS BEEN A BLUE, BLUE DAY FOR ME

 

(CHORUS) I FEEL LIKE CRYING, DYING, WHAT CAN I DO

I FEEL LIKE PRAYING, SAYING, ďIíM GLAD WEíRE THROUGHĒ

ITíS BEEN A BLUE, BLUE DAY, I FEEL LIKE RUNNING AWAY

I FEEL LIKE RUNNING AWAY FROM THE BLUES

 

HOW CAN I MAKE BELIEVE THAT I DONíT SIT AND GRIEVE

ITíS BEEN A BLUE, BLUE DAY FOR ME

I CANíT PRETEND AND SAY THAT I DONíT LOVE HER ANYWAY

ITíS BEEN A BLUE, BLUE DAY FOR ME

 

(CHORUS) + I FEEL LIKE RUNNING AWAY FROM THE BLUES


IT'S BEEN A GREAT AFTERNOON

MERLE HAGGARD

 

LAST NIGHT WE HAD ONE HELL-RAISINí TIME

SIPPINí ON TEQUILA AND SUCKINí ON WINE

SUNRISE CHASED THE GOOD TIMES AWAY

AND GOOD MORNING WOULD HAVE BEEN

THE WRONG THING TO SAY

 

ĎCAUSE THE POUNDING IN THE TOP OF MY HEAD

DIDNíT LEAVE ME ANY TOO SOON

I CANíT SAY WE HAD A GOOD MORNING

BUT BABE, ITíS BEEN A GREAT AFTERNOON

 

WELL YOU NURSED ME THROUGH THE MORNING

WHILE I REALLY WAS DOWN

THEN ONE ROWDY AFTERNOON

GOT ME UP AND AROUND

 

YES, LAST NIGHT WE HAD ONE HELL-RAISINí TIME

BUT TODAY WONíT BE FORGOTTEN TOO SOON

I CANíT SAY WE HAD A GOOD MORNING

BUT BABE ITíS BEEN A GREAT AFTERNOON


ITíS FOUR IN THE MORNING

FARON YOUNG, E, RAISE TO F; RECORDED IN A, RAISE TO A#

 

ITíS FOUR IN THE MORNING, AND ONCE MORE THE DAWNING

JUST WOKE UP THE WANTING IN ME

WISHING IíD NEVER MET HER, KNOWING IF IíD FORGET HER

HOW MUCH BETTER OFF SHE WOULD BE

THE LONGER I HOLD ON AND THE LONGER THIS GOES ON

THE HARDER THAT ITíS GONNA BE

BUT ITíS FOUR IN THE MORNING, AND ONCE MORE THE DAWNING

JUST WOKE UP THE WANTING IN ME

 

I NEVER DESERVED HER, GOD KNOWS WHEN I HURT HER

THATíS THE LAST THING THAT I WANT TO DO

SHE TRIES BUT SHE CANíT TELL, HOW SHE FEELS BUT I KNOW

TOO WELL WHAT SHEíS GOING THROUGH

IF I LOVE HER SO MUCH, I DONíT KNOW WHY I CANíT DO

THE RIGHT THING AND JUST LET HER BE

BUT ITíS FOUR IN THE MORNING, AND ONCE MORE THE DAWNING

JUST WOKE UP THE WANTING IN ME

 

(RAISE KEY ONE ďSEMITONEĒ)

LAST NIGHT I TOLD HER THIS TIME ITíS ALL OVER

MAKING TEN TIMES IíVE TOLD HER GOODBYE

LAST NIGHT WE BROKE UP, THIS MORNING I WOKE UP

AND FOR THE TENTH TIME IíM CHANGING MY MIND

I SAW MORE LOVE IN HER EYES WHEN I LEFT HER

THAN MOST FOOLISH MEN WILL EVER SEE

AND ITíS FOUR IN THE MORNING AND ONCE MORE THE DAWNING

JUST WOKE UP THE WANTING IN ME

 

ITíS FOUR IN THE MORNING AND ONCE MORE THE DAWNING

JUST WOKE UP THE WANTING IN ME

WISHING IíD NEVER MET HER, KNOWING IF IíD FORGET HER, HOW MUCH BETTER OFF SHE WOULD BE (FADE)


IT'S NOW OR NEVER

ELVIS PRESLEY, E

AARON SCHROEDER, WALLY GOLD (O SOLE MIO)

 

(CHORUS) (E) IT'S NOW OR NEVER, COME HOLD ME (B7) TIGHT

KISS ME MY DARLING, BE MINE TO(E)NIGHT

TO(Am7)MORROW WILL BE TOO (E) LATE

IT'S NOW OR (B7) NEVER, MY LOVE WON'T (E) WAIT

 

WHEN I FIRST SAW YOU, WITH YOUR SMILE SO (A) TENDER

MY HEART WAS (B7) CAPTURED, MY SOUL SUR(E)RENDERED

I'VE SPENT A LIFETIME, WAITING FOR THE (A) RIGHT TIME

NOW (Am) THAT YOU'RE (E) HERE, THE TIME IS (B7) NEAR, AT (E) LAST (CHORUS)

 

JUST LIKE A WILLOW, WE COULD CRY AN OCEAN

IF WE LOST TRUE LOVE, AND SWEET DEVOTION

YOUR LIPS EXCITE ME, LET YOUR ARMS INVITE ME

FOR WHO KNOWS WHEN, WE'LL MEET AGAIN, THIS WAY

 

(CHORUS + REPEAT LAST LINE)


IT'S SUCH A PRETTY DAY TODAY

WYNN STEWART, DALE NOE, A

(STRUM WITH THUMB)

 

ITíS SUCH A PRETTY WORLD TODAY

LOOK AT THE SUNSHINE

AND EVERY DAYíS THE SAME SINCE I MET YOU

 

ITíS SUCH A PRETTY WORLD TODAY

KNOWING THAT YOUíRE MINE

AND HAPPINESS IS BEING CLOSE TO YOU

 

AND THOUGH THE RAIN MAY FALL

OUR SKIES WILL ALL BE BLUE

IF I LOOK (B7) CLOSE ENOUGH

THE SUN WILL COME SHINING (E) THROUGH

 

ITíS SUCH A PRETTY WORLD TODAY

LOOK AT THE SUNSHINE

TODAY AND EVERY DAY SINCE I MET YOU,

 

(INSTRUMENTAL)

 

(REPEAT ALL VERSES) +

TODAY AND EVERY DAY SINCE I MET YOU


IT WASN'T GOD WHO MADE HONKY TONK ANGELS

KITTY WELLS (WOMAN'S RESPONSE TO THE WILD SIDE OF LIFE)

J D MILLER

 

AS I SIT HERE TONIGHT, THE JUKE BOX IS PLAYING

THE TUNE ABOUT THE WILD SIDE OF LIFE

AS I LISTEN TO THE WORDS YOU ARE SAYING

IT BRINGS MEMORIES WHEN I WAS A TRUSTING WIFE

 

(CHORUS) IT WASN'T GOD WHO MADE HONKY TONK ANGELS

AS YOU SAID IN THE WORDS OF YOUR SONG

TOO MANY TIMES MARRIED MEN THINK THEY'RE STILL SINGLE

THAT HAS CAUSED MANY A GOOD GIRL TO GO WRONG

 

IT'S A SHAME THAT ALL THE BLAME IS ON US WOMEN

IT'S NOT TRUE THAT ONLY YOU MEN FEEL THE SAME

FROM THE START MOST EVERY HEART THAT'S EVER BROKEN

WAS BECAUSE THERE ALWAYS WAS A MAN TO BLAME (CHORUS)


IíVE BEEN EVERYWHERE

HANK SNOW

GEOFF MACK

 

I WAS TOTING MY PACK ALONG THE DUSTY WINNEMUCCA ROAD

WHEN ALONG CAME A SEMI WITH A HIGH AND CANVAS COVERED LOAD

IF YOUíRE GOING TO WINNEMUCCA MAC, WITH ME YOU CAN RIDE

SO I CLIMBED INTO THE CAB AND THEN I SETTLED DOWN INSIDE

HE ASKED ME IF IíD SEEN A ROAD WITH SO MUCH DUST AND SAND

AND I SAID, LISTEN, BUD, IíVE TRAVELLED EVERY ROAD IN THIS HERE LAND

 

(CHORUS) IíVE BEEN EVERYWHERE, MAN, IíVE BEEN EVERYWHERE, MAN

CROSSED THE DESERTS BARE, MAN, IíVE BREATHED THE MOUNTAIN AIR, MAN

OF TRAVEL IíVE HAD MY SHARE, MAN, IíVE BEEN EVERYWHERE

 

IíVE BEEN TO RENO CHICAGO FARGO MINNESOTA

BUFFALO TORONTO WINSLOW SARASOTA

WICHITA TULSA OTTAWA OKLAHOMA

TAMPA PANAMA MATAWA LA PALOMA

BANGOR BALTIMORE SALVADOR AMARILLO

TOCOPILLA BARRANQUILLA AND PADILLA

IíM A KILLER (CHORUS)

 

BOSTON CHARLESTON DAYTON LOUISIANA

WASHINGTON HOUSTON KINGSTON TEXARKANA

MONTERREY FARADAY SANTA FE TALLAPOOSA

GLEN ROCK, BLACK ROCK, LITTLE ROCK, OSKALOOSA

TENNESSEE, HENNESY, CHICOPEE, SPIRIT LAKE

GRAND LAKE, DEVIL'S LAKE, CRATER LAKE, FOR PETEíS SAKE (CHORUS)

 

LOUISVILLE NASHVILLE KNOXVILLE OMBABIKA

SHEFFERVILLE JACKSONVILLE WATERVILLE COSTA RICA

PITTSFIELD SPRINGFIELD BAKERSFIELD SHREVEPORT

HACKENSACK CADILLAC FON-DU-LAC DAVENPORT

IDAHO JELLICOE ARGENTINA DIAMONTINA

PASADENA CATALINA, SEE WHAT I MEAN, SIR (CHORUS)

 

PITTSBURGH PARKERSBURG GRAVELBURG COLORADO

ELLENSBURG REXBURG VICKSBURG ELDORADO

LARRIMORE ATMORE HAVERSTRAW CHATTANIKA

CHASKA NEBRASKA ALASKA OPALIKA

BARABOU WATERLOO KALAMAZOO KANSAS CITY

SIOUX CITY, CEDAR CITY, DODGE CITY, WHAT A PITY (CHORUS)

 

(ACCOMP.) I KNOW SOMEPLACE YOU HAVENíT BEEN

IíVE BEEN EVERYWHERE


I WALK THE LINE

JOHNNY CASH, A

 

I KEEP A CLOSE WATCH ON THIS HEART OF MINE

I KEEP MY EYES WIDE OPEN ALL THE TIME

I KEEP THE ENDS OUT FOR THE TIE THAT BINDS

BECAUSE YOUíRE MINE, I WALK THE LINE

 

I FIND IT VERY, VERY EASY TO BE TRUE

I FIND MYSELF ALONE WHEN EACH DAY IS THROUGH

YES, IíLL ADMIT THAT IíM A FOOL FOR YOU

BECAUSE YOUíRE MINE, I WALK THE LINE

 

AS SURE AS NIGHT IS DARK AND DAY IS LIGHT

I KEEP YOU ON MY MIND BOTH DAY AND NIGHT

AND HAPPINESS THAT IíVE KNOWN PROVES THAT ITíS RIGHT

BECAUSE YOUíRE MINE, I WALK THE LINE

 

YOUíVE GOT A WAY TO KEEP ME ON YOUR SIDE

YOU GIVE ME CAUSE FOR LOVE THAT I CANíT HIDE

FOR YOU I KNOW IíD EVEN TRY TO TURN THE TIDE

BECAUSE YOUíRE MINE, I WALK THE LINE


I WONDER COULD I LIVE THERE ANYMORE

CHARLIE PRIDE

 

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN AWAKENED

BY THE CROWING OF A ROOSTER

WHILE THE NIGHTíS DEW IS STILL HEAVY ON THE GROUND

AND THE VOICE OF UNCLE BEN

SEEMS TO BREAK THE MORNING SILENCE

RINGING LIGHTS THE WINDOWS ALL AROUND

WELL, ITíS TIME TO RISE AND SHINE

AND START ANOTHER HARD WORK DAY

AND GET THE COWS IN AND START THE MILKING CHORES

ITíS TIME TO THINK ABOUT IT

MAYBE EVEN VISIT

BUT I WONDER COULD I LIVE THERE ANYMORE

 

SOMETHING ĎBOUT THE SMELL OF CORNBREAD

COOKING ON A WOOD STOVE

SEEMS TO BRING A PICTURE TO MY MIND

OF A LITTLE THREE-ROOM HOUSE

WITH MOMMA IN THE KITCHEN

BUT SHE CANíT STOP TO TALK, AINíT GOT THE TIME

SHEíS A-FIXINí DADDYíS SUPPER

HEíS A-WORKINí OVERTIME

TRYING TO PAY OUR BILL AT THE GROCERY STORE

ITíS TIME TO THINK ABOUT IT

MAYBE EVEN VISIT

BUT I WONDER COULD I LIVE THERE ANYMORE

 

AS I THINK ABOUT MY CHILDHOOD

AND OF MY OLD HOME TOWN

I DONíT REALLY MISS THEM LIKE BEFORE

ITíS TIME TO THINK ABOUT IT

MAYBE EVEN VISIT

BUT I WONDER COULD I LIVE THERE ANYMORE


JAMAICA FAREWELL

HARRY BELAFONTE, IRVING BURGIE (L BURGESS) (BASED ON A TRADITIONAL AIR)

 

DOWN THE WAY WHERE THE NIGHTS ARE GAY

AND THE SUN SHINES DAILY ON THE MOUNTAIN TOP

I TOOK A TRIP ON A SAILING SHIP

AND WHEN I REACHED JAMAICA I MADE A STOP

 

(CHORUS) BUT IíM SAD TO SAY, IíM ON MY WAY

WONíT BE BACK FOR MANY A DAY

MY HEART IS DOWN, MY HEAD IS TURNING AROUND

I HAD TO LEAVE A LITTLE GIRL IN KINGSTON TOWN

 

SOUNDS OF LAUGHTER EVERYWHERE

AND THE DANCING GIRLS SWING TO AND FROí

I MUST DECLARE MY HEART IS THERE

THOUGH IíVE BEEN FROM MAINE TO MEXICO (CHORUS)

 

DOWN AT THE MARKET YOU CAN HEAR

LADIES CRY OUT WHILE ON THEIR HEADS THEY BEAR

ACKEE, RICE, SALT FISH ARE NICE

AND THE RUM IS FINE ANY TIME OF YEAR (CHORUS)

 

SAD TO SAY, IíM ON MY WAY

WONíT BE BACK FOR MANY A DAY

MY HEART IS DOWN, MY HEAD IS TURNING AROUND

I HAD TO LEAVE A LITTLE GIRL IN KINGSTON TOWN


JAMBALAYA

HANK WILLIAMS

 

GOODBYE JOE, ME GOTTA GO, ME-OH-MY-OH

ME GOTTA GO POLE THE PIROGUE DOWN THE BAYOU

MY YVONNE, THE SWEETEST ONE, ME-OH-MY-OH

SON OF A GUN WEíLL HAVE BIG FUN ON THE BAYOU

 

(CHORUS) JAMBALAYA, CRAWFISH PIE AND A FILET GUMBO

ĎCAUSE TONIGHT IíM GONNA SEE MY MA-CHER-A-MIO

PICK GUITAR FILL FRUIT JAR AND BE GAY-O

SON OF A GUN, WEíLL HAVE BIG FUN ON THE BAYOU

 

THIBODEAUX, FONTAINEAUX THE PLACE IS BUZZINí

KINFOLK COME TO SEE YVONNE BY THE DOZEN

DRESSED IN STYLE, GO HOG WILD ME-OH-MY-OH

SON OF A GUN WEíLL HAVE BIG FUN ON THE BAYOU (CHORUS)

 

SETTLE DOWN FAR FROM TOWN, GET ME A PIROGUE

AND IíLL CATCH ALL THE FISH IN THE BAYOU

SWAP MY MONí TO BUY YVONNE WHAT SHE NEEDS, OH

SON OF A GUN WEíLL HAVE BIG FUN ON THE BAYOU (CHORUS)


JIMMIE RODGERS BLUES

ELTON BRITT, STONEY EDWARDS

VAUGHN HORTON

 

YODELAYHE, HAYEE, OLAYEE, THAT'S THE JIMMIE RODGERS BLUES

 

I CAN SING YOU THE TRUE-LIFE STORY

OF THE GREATEST BLUE YODELING STAR

WITH THE HELP OF THE TITLES OF THE SONGS HE SANG

LIKE YOU AND MY OLD GUITAR

YODELAYHEE, HE HE, HE HE HE HE HE

 

HE WAS BORN DOWN IN MISSISSIPPI

JIMMIE RODGERS WAS HIS NAME

HE LEFT HIS DADDY AND HOME AND GOT THE TRAVELLING BLUES

WHILE WAITING FOR A TRAIN (YODEL)

 

HE WAS WORKING ON THE RAILROAD

RIDING ON THAT OLD CHOO CHOO

AWAY OUT ON THE MOUNTAIN

WHEN HE GOT THOSE BRAKEMAN'S BLUES (YODEL)

 

HE SANG T FOR TEXAS, AND T FOR TENNESSEE

AND PEACHPICKING TIME IN GEORGIA IS GIRL-PICKING TIME FOR ME

MY LITTLE BLUE-EYED JANE HE YODELED

AND MY CAROLINA SUNSHINE GIRL

MY LITTLE LA-A-DY

IS THE SWEETEST GIRL IN THE WORLD (YODEL)

 

JIMMIE SAID I'M GONNA GET MARRIED

AND LEAVE MY LITTLE OLD HOME DOWN IN NEW ORLEANS

AND BUILD ME A MANSION OUT IN TEXAS

THE LAND OF MY BOYHOOD DREAMS (YODEL)

 

THEN CAME A LULLABY YODEL

HE HAD TREASURES UNTOLD

BUT HE NEVER COULD LOSE THOSE GAMBLER'S BLUES

FROM RAMBLING DAYS OF OLD (YODEL)

 

HE'D TAKE A BIG CHIEF BUFFALO NICKEL

AND CALL UP HIS WIFE AND SAY

THIS IS JIMMIE THE KID, I'M IN THE JAILHOUSE NOW

FOR MY ROUGH AND ROWDY WAYS (YODEL)

 

ANY OLD TIME YOU'D SEE HIM

HE'D BE SINGING A BRAND NEW TUNE

HIS TRAIN WHISTLE BLUES STILL HAUNTS ME

WHEN THE CACTUS IS IN BLOOM (YODEL)

 

THE WHOLE WORLD SHARED HIS SORROW

WHEN HE SANG MY TIME AIN'T LONG

THEN ONE DAY IN NEW YORK CITY

HE SANG HIS FAREWELL SONG (YODEL)

 

I'VE GOT THE T.B. BLUES

 

(UP OR DOWN ONE KEY)

GOOD MORNING CAPTAIN, ON EARTH YOU'LL SING NO MORE, NO MORE, NO MORE

BUT JIMMIE RODGERSí LAST BLUE YODEL, ECHOES ON THE GOLDEN SHORES (YODEL)

(YODEL FANTASTIC)

 

THAT'S THE JIMMIE RODGERS BLUES


JINGLE BELLS

JIM REEVES

 

DASHING THROUGH THE SNOW, IN A ONE-HORSE OPEN SLEIGH

O'ER THE FIELDS WE GO, LAUGHING ALL THE WAY

BELLS ON BOBTAILS RING, MAKING SPIRITS BRIGHT

WHAT FUN IT IS TO RIDE AND SING A SLEIGHING SONG TONIGHT

 

(CHORUS) JINGLE BELLS, JINGLE BELLS, JINGLE ALL THE WAY

OH, WHAT FUN IT IS TO RIDE IN A ONE-HORSE OPEN SLEIGH

JINGLE BELLS, JINGLE BELLS, JINGLE ALL THE WAY

OH, WHAT FUN IT IS TO RIDE IN A ONE-HORSE OPEN SLEIGH

 

NOW THE GROUND IS WHITE, SO GO IT WHILE YOU'RE YOUNG

TAKE THE GIRLS TONIGHT, AND SING THIS SLEIGHING SONG

JUST GET A BOBTAIL NAG, TWO-FIFTY FOR HIS SPEED

THEN HITCH HIM TO AN OPEN SLEIGH, AND CRACKLIN' TAKE THE LEAD (CHORUS)


JOHNNY B GOODE

CHUCK BERRY

 

DEEP DOWN IN LOUíSIANA, CLOSE TO NEW ORLEANS

WAY BACK UP IN THE WOODS AMONG THE EVERGREENS

THERE IN A LITTLE CABIN MADE OF EARTH AND WOOD

LIVED A COUNTRY BOY NAMED JOHNNY B. GOODE

WHO NEVER EVER LEARNED TO READ OR WRITE SO WELL

BUT HE COULD PLAY A GUITAR JUST LIKE RINGING A BELL

 

GO GO, GO JOHNNY GO, GO GO, GO JOHNNY GO

GO GO, GO JOHNNY GO, GO GO, GO JOHNNY GO

JOHNNY B. GOODE

 

HE USED TO CARRY HIS GUITAR IN A GUNNY SACK

GO SIT BENEATH A TREE BY THE RAILROAD TRACK

OLí ENGINEER IN THE TRAIN SITTINí IN THE SHADE, STRUMMINí WITH THE RHYTHM THAT THE DRIVERS MADE

THE PEOPLE PASSINí BY THEY WOULD STOP AND SAY,

OH, MY BUT THAT LITTLE COUNTRY BOY COULD PLAY

 

HIS MOTHER TOLD HIM, ďSOMEDAY YOU WILL BE A MAN

AND YOU WILL BE THE LEADER OF A BIG OLí BAND

MANY PEOPLE COMINí FROM MILES AROUND

TO HEAR YOU PLAY YOUR MUSIC WHEN THE SUN GOES DOWN

MAYBE SOME DAY YOUR NAME WILL BE IN LIGHTS, A-SAYINí JOHNNY B. GOODE TONIGHT


JUST BETWEEN YOU AND ME

CHARLIE PRIDE, C

 

SO I FEEL SO BLUE SOMETIMES I WANT TO DIE

AND SO IíVE GOT A BROKEN HEART, SO WHAT

THEY SAY THAT TIME WILL HEAL ALL WOUNDS IN MICE AND MEN

AND I KNOW THAT SOMEDAY IíLL FORGET AND LOVE AGAIN

 

(CHORUS) BUT JUST BETWEEN YOU AND ME

IíVE GOT MY DOUBTS ABOUT IT

ĎCAUSE JUST BETWEEN YOU AND ME

YOUíRE TOO MUCH TO FORGET

 

SO I LOST THE ONLY GIRL I EVER LOVED

AND SO IíVE NEVER FELT SO LOW, SO WHAT

IíLL JUST TELL MYSELF EACH TIME I WANT TO CRY

THAT SOMEDAY TIME WILL DRY THE TEARDROPS FROM MY EYE

 

(CHORUS) + REPEAT LAST LINE


JUST FOR WHAT I AM

CONNIE SMITH

DALLAS FRAZIER, A L "DOODLE" OWENS

 

BLUE, AIN'T JUST A WORD, IT'S A FEELING

A FEELING OF LONELINESS THAT I CAN FEEL RIGHT NOW

LOVE, HAS LOOKED AT ME BUT TRIED TO CHANGE ME

I WISH THAT LOVE WOULD TAKE ME JUST FOR WHAT I AM

 

(CHORUS) JUST FOR WHAT I AM, I WANT SOMEONE TO LOVE ME

SOMEONE WHO WON'T EXPECT ME, TO BE LIKE THEIR OLD MEMORY

JUST FOR WHAT THEY SEE, JUST FOR BEING ME

I WANT SOMEONE TO LOVE ME, JUST FOR WHAT I AM

 

CRY, AIN'T JUST A SOUND, IT'S A SADNESS

A SADNESS THAT LIVES WITH ME AND FOLLOWS ME AROUND

LOVE WANTS ME TO BE SOMEONE I CAN'T BE

I WISH THAT LOVE WOULD TAKE ME JUST FOR WHAT I AM

 

(CHORUS) + LAST TWO LINES


JUST ONE TIME

CONNIE SMITH

DON GIBSON

 

IF I COULD SEE YOU JUST ONE TIME

OH, HOW IíD EASE MY TROUBLED MIND

IF I COULD HOLD YOU JUST ONE TIME

AND THEN PRETEND THAT YOUíRE STILL MINE

 

LIPS THAT USED TO THRILL ME SO

THEY NOW THRILL SOMEONE ELSE I KNOW

GONE IS THE LOVE THAT ONCE WAS MINE

WISH I COULD SEE YOU JUST ONE TIME

 

(CHORUS) OH, OH, OH HOW I MISS YOU SO

OOOH I NEED YOU SO

I-I-IíD GIVE THIS HEART OF MINE

WISH I COULD SEE YOU JUST ONE TIME

 

(INSTRUMENTAL)

 

WISH I COULD RELIVE JUST ONE TIME

TURN BACK THE PAGES AND THERE IíD FIND

THAT SAME OLD LOVE THAT ONCE WAS MINE

WISH I COULD SEE YOU JUST ONE TIME

 

(CHORUS:) OH, OH, OH HOW I MISS YOU SO

OOOH I NEED YOU SO

I-I-IíD GIVE THIS HEART OF MINE

IF I COULD SEE YOU JUST ONE TIME

 

(REPEAT CHORUS TWO MORE TIMES)

 

IF I COULD SEE YOU JUST ONE TIME

WISH I COULD SEE YOU ONE MORE TIME


JUST OUT OF REACH (OF MY TWO OPEN ARMS) (EMPTY ARMS)

BRENDA LEE, MARGO SMITH, PATSY CLINE, RECORDED IN Bb

L F STEWART

 

LOVE THAT RUNS AWAY FROM ME

DREAMS THAT JUST WONíT LET ME BE

BLUES THAT KEEP ON BOTHERINí ME

CHAINS THAT JUST WONíT SET ME FREE

TOO FAR AWAY FROM YOU AND ALL YOUR CHARMS

JUST OUT OF REACH OF MY TWO OPEN (EMPTY) ARMS

 

EACH NIGHT IN DREAMS I SEE YOUR FACE

MEMORIES TIME CANNOT ERASE

THEN I AWAKE AND FIND YOU GONE

IíM SO BLUE AND ALL ALONE

SO FAR AWAY FROM LIPS SO SWEET AND WARM

JUST OUT OF REACH OF MY TWO OPEN ARMS

 

(INSTRUMENTAL)

 

THAT LONESOME FEELING ALL THE TIME

KNOWING YOU CANNOT BE MINE

DREAMS THAT HAUNT ME IN MY SLEEP

VOWS THAT WE COULD NEVER KEEP

TOO FAR AWAY FROM LIPS SO SWEET AND WARM

JUST OUT OF REACH OF MY TWO OPEN ARMS

 

(MARGO SMITH, RISING) I PRAY THE LORD TO KEEP YOU FROM ALL HARM

JUST OUT OF REACH OF MY TWO OPEN ARMS

JUST OUT OF REACH OF MY TWO OPEN ARMS


KAWLIGA

HANK WILLIAMS, E

HANK WILLIAMS, FRED ROSE

 

(Em) KAWLIGA WAS A WOODEN INDIAN, STANDING BY THE DOOR

HE FELL IN LOVE WITH AN INDIAN MAID OVER IN THE ANTIQUE STORE

KAWLIGA, JUST STOOD THERE AND NEVER LET IT (B7) SHOW

SO SHE COULD NEVER ANSWER YES OR (E) NO

 

HE ALWAYS WORE HE SUNDAY FEATHERS AND HELD A TOMAHAWK

THE MAIDEN WORE HER BEADS AND BRAIDS AND HOPED SOME DAY HEíD TALK

KAWLIGA, TOO STUBBORN TO EVER SHOW A SIGN

BECAUSE HIS HEART WAS MADE OF KNOTTY PINE

 

(CHORUS) (E) POOR OLí KAWLIGA HE NEVER GOT A KISS

(A) POOR OLí KAWLIGA HE DONíT KNOW WHAT HE MISSED

(E) IS IT ANY WONDER THAT HIS FACE IS (B7) RED

KAWLIGA THAT POOR OLD WOODEN (E) HEAD

 

KAWLIGA WAS A LONELY INDIAN NEVER WENT NOWHERE

HIS HEART WAS SET ON THE INDIAN MAID WITH THE COAL BLACK HAIR

KAWLIGA, JUST STOOD THERE AND NEVER LET IT SHOW

SO SHE COULD NEVER ANSWER YES OR NO

 

AND THEN ONE DAY A WEALTHY CUSTOMER BOUGHT THE INDIAN MAID

AND TOOK HER O SO FAR AWAY, BUT OLD KAWLIGA STAYED

KAWLIGA, JUST STANDS THERE LONELY AS CAN BE

AND WISHES HE WAS STILL AN OLD PINE TREE


KINGSTON MARKET

HARRY BELAFONTE, ARR. BY BURGIE, E, RAISE TO G, OR G RAISE TO A

 

HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A RAINBOW

OR A GARDEN BLOOMING BRIGHT

HEARD THE SHUFFLE OF A THOUSAND FEET

DRUMS FROM MORNING ĎTILL NIGHT

 

(CHORUS) COME, WE GO DOWN, COME, WE GO DOWN

COME, WE GO DOWN TO KINGSTON MARKET

COME, WE GO DOWN, COME, WE GO DOWN

DOWN TO KINGSTON MARKET

 

GET YOUR TAMARIND AND SOURSOP

MANGOES AND CASSAVA

BREADFRUIT, OKRA, PIGEON PEAS

CURRY GOAT AND GUAVA (CHORUS)

 

DO YOU KNOW A BROWN-SKIN MAIDEN

WITH SUNSHINE IN HER EYES

HEARD THE SWALLOW AND THE HUMMINGBIRD

SING HAPPY AS SHE GOES BY

 

(RAISE KEY) HAVE YOU SEEN THE GHOST OF MORGAN

OR HEARD A TALE YOU HADNíT OUGHTTA

HAVE YOU WELCOMED THE COMING DAWN

WITH THE RUM AND COCONUT WATER

 

(CHORUS, REPEAT CHORUS TWICE, FADE)


LADY OF SPAIN

BLES BRIDGES

ROBERT HARGREAVES, TOLCHARD EVANS, STANLEY DAMERELL, HENRY B TILSLEY

 

LADY OF SPAIN I ADORE YOU

RIGHT FROM THE NIGHT I FIRST SAW YOU

MY HEART HAS BEEN YEARNING FOR YOU

WHAT ELSE COULD ANY HEART DO?

 

LADY OF SPAIN IíM APPEALING

WHY SHOULD MY LIPS BE CONCEALING

ALL THAT MY EYES ARE REVEALING?

LADY OF SPAIN I LOVE YOU

 

(PLUS TWO OTHER VERSES)

 

 

WORDS BY ERRELL REAVES, MUSIC BY TOLCHARD EVANS:

 

(FIRST VERSE) NIGHT IN MADRID, BLUE AND TENDER

SPANISH MOON MAKES SILVER SPLENDOR

MUSIC THROBBING PLAINTIVE SOBBING NOTES OF A GUITAR

WHILE ARDENT CABALLERO SERENADES


L. A. INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

SUSAN RAYE

 

STANDING IN THAT SILENT HALL, WAITING FOR THAT FINAL CALL

SAYS HE DOESNíT LOVE ME ANYMORE

SHAKING HANDS I PACK A BAG, TREMBLING VOICE I CALL A CAB

SLOWLY I START WALKING TO THE DOOR

THE CAB ARRIVES HE BLOWS HIS HORN, I STUMBLE OUT IN THE EARLY MORN

AND TELL HIM OF THE PLACE IíVE GOT TO GO

HIT A HUNDRED SIGNAL LIGHTS, FEEDER BELTS AND A TRAFFIC FINE

GETTING THROUGH THESE DOORS HAS BEEN SO SLOW

 

(CHORUS) L. A. INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, WHERE THE BIG JET ENGINES ROAR

L. A. INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, I WONíT SEE HIM ANYMORE

 

STEWARDESS IN A MINISKIRT, HIPPIE IN A LEATHER SHIRT

STARTED ON THE WAY TO NAPLES ROME

WHILE IíM WONDERING WHERE ITíS AT, SEE A PARIS DIPLOMAT

COLLEGE KIDS ARE TRYING TO GET BACK HOME

BAGGAGE CART GOES QUICKLY BY, SEE MY CASE AND I START TO CRY

STUMBLE TO THE LOUNGE TO BE ALONE

WHILE IíM TRYING TO GET SOME REST, I BITE MY LIPS AND TRY MY BEST

TO FIGHT THE PAIN THATíS MAKING ME LEAVE HOME (CHORUS)

 

(UP ONE KEY)

WITH SILVER WINGS ACROSS THE SKY, VAPOR TRAILS THAT WAVE GOOD-BYE

TO THOSE BELOW WHOíVE GOT TO STAY AT HOME

I WISH THAT I HAD FLOWN AT NIGHT, SO I COULD TAKE THAT CHAMPAGNE FLIGHT

RID MYSELF OF EVERY TEAR I OWN

SOARING HIGH ABOVE THE HEAVENS, IN A SEVEN-FORTY-SEVEN

FIGHTING BACK THE TEARS THAT CURSE MY EYES

CAPTAINíS VOICE SO LOUD AND CLEAR, AMPLIFIES INTO MY EAR

ASSURING ME IíM FLYING FRIENDLY SKIES (CHORUS, FADE)


LET ME GO, LOVER!

TERESA BREWER

CARSON, HILL

 

LET ME GO, LET ME GO, LET ME GO, LOVER

LET ME BE, SET ME FREE, FROM YOUR SPELL

YOU MADE ME WEEP, CUT ME DEEP, OH, I CAN'T SLEEP, LOVER

I WAS CURSED FROM THE FIRST DAY I FELL

 

YOU DON'T WANT ME, BUT YOU WANT ME, TO GO ON WANTING YOU

HOW I PRAY THAT YOU WILL SAY THAT WE'RE THROUGH

PLEASE TURN ME LOOSE, OH WHAT'S THE USE, LET ME GO, LOVER

LET ME GO, LET ME GO, LET ME GO

 

(REPEAT)


LET YOUR LOVE FLOW

BELLAMY BROTHERS

 

THEREíS A REASON, FOR THE SUNSHINE IN THE SKY

AND THEREíS A REASON, WHY IíM FEELING SO HIGH

MUST BE THE SEASON, WHEN THOSE LOVE LIGHTS SHINE

ALL AROUND US

SO LET THAT FEELING, GRAB YOU DEEP INSIDE

AND SEND YOU REELING, WHERE YOUR LOVE CANíT HIDE

AND THEN GO STEALING, THROUGH THE MOONLIT NIGHTS

WITH A LOVER

 

(CHORUS) JUST LET YOUR LOVE FLOW, LIKE A MOUNTAIN STREAM

AND LET YOUR LOVE GROW, WITH THE SMALLEST OF DREAMS

AND LET YOUR LOVE SHOW, AND YOUíLL KNOW WHAT I MEAN

ITíS THE SEASON

LET YOUR LOVE FLY, LIKE A BIRD ON THE WING

AND LET YOUR LOVE BIND YOU, TO ALL LIVING THINGS

AND LET YOUR LOVE SHINE, AND YOUíLL KNOW WHAT I MEAN

THATíS THE REASON

 

THEREíS A REASON, FOR THE WARM SWEET NIGHTS

AND THEREíS A REASON, FOR THE CANDLELIGHTS

MUST BE THE SEASON, WHEN THOSE LOVE RAYS SHINE

ALL AROUND US

SO LET THAT WONDER, TAKE YOU INTO SPACE

AND LAY YOU UNDER, ITS LOVING EMBRACE

JUST FEEL THE THUNDER, AS IT WARMS YOUR FACE

YOU CANíT HOLD BACK

 

CHORUS, THEN START CHORUS AGAIN AND FADE


LILI MARLENE

HANK SNOW

 

WOULD YOU LIKE TO HEAR THE STORY

OF A GIRL THAT MANY SOLDIERS KNOW

ITíS A TALE OF LOVE IN ALL ITS GLORY

THEY TELL WHEN THE FIRES ARE SOFT AND LOW

UNDERNEATH THE LAMPPOST BY THE BARRACK GATE

STANDING ALL ALONE EVERY NIGHT YOUíLL SEE HER WAIT

SHE WAITS FOR A BOY WHO MARCHED AWAY

AND THOUGH HEíS GONE SHEíLL HEAR HIM SAY

O PROMISE YOUíLL BE TRUE, FARE THEE WELL, LILI MARLENE

ĎTILL I RETURN TO YOU, FARE THEE WELL, LILI MARLENE

 

WITH A KISS SHE GAVE HER PROMISE

TO BE CONSTANT AS THE STARS UP ABOVE

EVERY SOLDIER KNOWS SHEíS KEPT HER PROMISE

AND SHE HAS BEEN FAITHFUL TO HER LOVE

UNDERNEATH THE LAMPPOST BY THE BARRACK GATE

STANDING ALL ALONE EVERY NIGHT YOUíLL SEE HER WAIT

FOR THIS IS THE PLACE A VOW WAS MADE

AND BREEZES SIGH HER SERENADE

O PROMISE YOUíLL BE TRUE, FARE THEE WELL, LILI MARLENE

ĎTILL I RETURN TO YOU, FARE THEE WELL, LILI MARLENE

 

THOUGH EACH TALE MUST HAVE AN ENDING

NO ONE KNOWS JUST WHAT THE END WILL BE

BUT TONIGHT WHEN TWILIGHT IS DESCENDING

IF YOU COME ALONG HEREíS WHAT YOUíLL SEE

UNDERNEATH THE LAMPPOST BY THE BARRACK GATE

STANDING ALL ALONE EVERY NIGHT YOUíLL SEE HER WAIT

AND AS THEY GO MARCHING TO THE FRAY, THE SOLDIERS ALL SALUTE AND SAY

WEíLL TELL HIM YOUíVE BEEN TRUE, FARE THEE WELL, LILI MARLENE

ĎTILL HE RETURNS TO YOU, FARE THEE WELL, LILI MARLENE


LILLI MARLENE

GERMAN LYRIC BY HANS LEIP, ENGLISH LYRIC BY TOMMIE CONNOR, MUSIC BY NORBERT SCHULTZE

 

(C) UNDERNEATH THE LANTERN (Dm7) BY THE BARRACK (G7) GATE

DARLING I REMEMBER THE WAY YOU USED TO (C) WAIT (C7)

'TWAS (F) THERE THAT YOU WHISPERED (C) TENDERLY

THAT (Dm7) YOU LOVED (G9) ME, YOU'D (C) ALWAYS BE

MY (Dm7) LILLI (G9) OF THE (C) LAMP(A7)LIGHT, MY (Dm7) OWN LIL(G7)LI MAR(C)LENE

 

TIME WOULD COME FOR ROLL CALL TIME FOR US TO PART

DARLING I'D CARESS YOU AND PRESS YOU TO MY HEART

AND THERE 'NEATH THAT FAR OFF LANTERN LIGHT

I'D HOLD YOU TIGHT, WE'D KISS GOODNIGHT

MY LILLI OF THE LAMPLIGHT, MY OWN LILLI MARLENE

 

ORDERS CAME FOR SAILING SOMEWHERE OVER THERE

ALL CONFINED TO BARRACKS WAS MORE THAN I COULD BEAR

I KNEW YOU WERE WAITING IN THE STREET

I HEARD YOUR FEET, BUT COULD NOT MEET

MY LILLI OF THE LAMPLIGHT, MY OWN LILLI MARLENE

 

RESTING IN A BILLET JUST BEHIND THE LINE

EVEN THO' WE'RE PARTED YOUR LIPS ARE CLOSE TO MINE

YOU WAIT WHERE THAT LANTERN SOFTLY GLEAMS

YOUR SWEET FACE SEEMS TO HAUNT MY DREAMS

MY LILLI OF THE LAMPLIGHT, MY OWN LILLI MARLENE


LIVING NEXT DOOR TO ALICE

SMOKIE

N CHINN, M CHAPMAN

 

SALLY CALLED AND SHE GOT THE WORD

SHE SAID, ďI SUPPOSE YOU HEARD

Ö ABOUT ALICEĒ

WELL I RUSHED TO THE WINDOW AND I LOOKED OUTSIDE

AND I COULD HARDLY BELIEVE MY EYES

AT THE BIG LIMOUSINE UP IN ALICEíS DRIVE

 

(CHORUS) (OH) I DONíT KNOW WHY SHEíS LEAVING, OR WHERE SHEíS GONNA GO

I GUESS SHEíS GOT HER REASONS, BUT I JUST DONíT WANT TO KNOW

ĎCAUSE FOR 24 YEARS IíVE BEEN LIVING NEXT DOOR TO ALICE

TWENTY-FOUR YEARS JUST WAITING FOR A CHANCE

TO TELL HER HOW I FEEL AND MAYBE GET A SECOND GLANCE

NOW IíVE GOT TO GET USED TO NOT LIVING NEXT DOOR TO ALICE

 

GREW UP TOGETHER, TWO KIDS IN THE PARK

CARVED OUR INITIALS DEEP IN THE BARK

Ö ME AND ALICE

NOW SHE WALKS THROUGH THE DOOR WITH HER HEAD HELD HIGH

AND JUST FOR A MOMENT I CAUGHT HER EYE

AS THE BIG LIMOUSINE PULLED SLOWLY OUT OF ALICEíS DRIVE (CHORUS)

 

SALLY CALLED BACK, ASKED HOW I FELT

SHE SAID, ďI KNOW I CAN HELP

ÖOVER ALICEĒ

SHE SAID, ďNOW ALICEíS GONE, BUT IíM STILL HERE,

AND IíVE BEEN WAITING FOR 24 YEARSĒ

(SLOW, MONOTONE) AND THE BIG LIMOUSINE DISAPPEARED

 

(CHORUS, BUT LAST LINE IS:

BUT IíLL NEVER GET USED TO NOT LIVING NEXT DOOR TO ALICE

NO, IíLL NEVER GET USED TO NOT LIVING NEXT DOOR TO ALICE


LONELY WOMEN MAKE GOOD LOVERS

BOB LUMAN, E

F WELLER, S OLDHAM

 

(CHORUS) LONELY WOMEN MAKE GOOD LOVERS

THEY'RE ALL AT THE MERCY OF A GOOD-LOOKING, SMOOTH-TALKING MAN

LONELY WOMEN MAKE GOOD LOVERS

SO IF YOU'VE GOT A WOMAN BETTER TREAT HER JUST AS GOOD AS YOU CAN

 

LOTS OF TIMES A LONELY GIRL WILL GO OUT ON THE TOWN

WITH NO THOUGHT OF EVIL ON HER MIND

BUT SHE DON'T TRY TO PLANT THAT SEED, BUT THERE'S SOMETHING EVERY WOMAN NEEDS

AND A FRIENDLY SMILE WILL DO IT EVERY TIME (CHORUS)

 

(UP ONE KEY) ONCE A WOMAN'S TASTED LOVE, SHE CAN'T DO WITHOUT IT

SHE'LL REACH FOR SOMETHING WARM WHEN SHE GETS COLD

AND IF HER LIPS ARE WET WITH WINE

WHEN IT COMES TO LOVING TIME

SHE'LL TRADE HER PRIDE FOR SOMETHING WARM TO HOLD (CHORUS)

 

(REPEAT CHORUS, FADE)


LONESOME 7-7203

HANK SNOW, JUSTIN TUBB

 

HAD OUR NUMBER CHANGED TODAY, ALTHOUGH I HATED TO

BUT EACH TIME THE PHONE WOULD RING, THEYíD WANT TO SPEAK TO YOU

AND IT HURT TO TELL THEM YOU WERENíT HERE WITH ME

MAYBE NOW OLD TELEPHONE WILL LET ME BE

 

ITíS NOT IN THE BOOK SO NOW YOUíD BETTER WRITE IT DOWN

JUST IN CASE YOUR LOVE FOR ME SHOULD EVER COME AROUND

YOU MIGHT WANT TO CALL TO BREAK THE NEWS TO ME

JUST CALL LONESOME 7-7203

 

(INSTRUMENTAL)

 

OH, I KEEP THE TELEPHONE BESIDE ME ALL THE TIME

HOPING YOU MIGHT CALL AND SAY YOU CHANGED YOUR MIND

IF YOU DO THEN DARLING YOU KNOW WHERE IíLL BE

IíM AT LONESOME 7-7203

 

YOUíRE THE ONLY ONE IíM GIVING OUR NEW NUMBER TO

SO IF THE TELEPHONE SHOULD RING IíLL KNOW ITíS YOU

IF YOU EVER LONG FOR LOVE THAT USED TO BE

JUST CALL LONESOME 7-7203

JUST CALL LONESOME 7-7203


LOST HIGHWAY

HANK WILLIAMS, G

 

IíM A ROLLING STONE, ALL ALONE AND LOST

FOR A LIFE OF SIN, I HAVE PAID THE COST

WHEN I PASS BY, ALL THE PEOPLE SAY

JUST ANOTHER GUY, ON THE LOST HIGHWAY

 

JUST A DECK OF CARDS, AND A JUG OF WINE

AND A WOMANíS LIES, MAKE A LIFE LIKE MINE

ON THE DAY WE MET, I WENT ASTRAY

I STARTED ROLLING, DOWN THAT LOST HIGHWAY

 

I WAS JUST A LAD, NEARLY TWENTY TWO

NEITHER GOOD NOR BAD, JUST A KID LIKE YOU

AND NOW IíM LOST, TOO LATE TO PRAY

LORD I PAID THE COST, ON THE LOST HIGHWAY

 

NOW BOYS DONíT START TO RAMBLINí ĎROUND

ON THE ROAD OF SIN, OR YOUíRE SORROW-BOUND

TAKE MY ADVICE OR YOUíLL CURSE THE DAY

YOU STARTED ROLLING DOWN THAT LOST HIGHWAY.


LOVE IN THE HOT AFTERNOON

GENE WATSON, A OR E

 

FROM SOMEWHERE OUTSIDE I HEAR THE STREET VENDOR CRY, FILET GUMBO

FROM MY WINDOW I SEE HIM, GOING DOWN THE STREET, AND HE DON'T KNOW

THAT SHE FELL RIGHT TO SLEEP, IN THE DAMP TANGLED SHEETS, SO SOON

AFTER LOVE IN THE HOT AFTERNOON

 

(CHORUS) NOW THE BOURBON STREET LADY SLEEPS LIKE A BABY, IN THE SHADOWS

SHE WAS NEARER TO ME, FULL OF MYSTERY, BUT NOW I KNOW

THAT SHE'S JUST A GIRL, AND I'M JUST A GUY, IN A ROOM

FOR LOVE, IN THE HOT AFTERNOON

 

WE GOT HIGH IN THE PARK THIS MORNING, AND WE SAT, WITHOUT TALKING

THEN WE CAME BACK HERE, IN THE HEAT OF THE DAY, TIRED OF WALKING

WHERE UNDER HER BREATH, SHE HUMMED TO HERSELF, A TUNE

OF LOVE, IN THE HOT AFTERNOON

 

(CHORUS)


LOVE LETTERS IN THE SAND

PAT BOONE, G

NICK KENNY, CHARLES KENNY, J FRED COOTS

 

ON A (G) DAY LIKE TODAY, WE (C) PASSED THE TIME A(A7)WAY

WRITING (D7) LOVE LETTERS (Am7) IN (D7) THE (G) SAND

(D7) HOW YOU (G) LAUGHED AS I CRIED, EACH (C) TIME I SAW THE (A7) TIDE

TAKE OUR (D7) LOVE LETTERS (A7) FROM (D7) THE (G) SAND

 

YOU MADE A (B7) VOW THAT (A7) YOU WOULD (Em) EVER BE TRUE

BUT SOME(A7)HOW THAT VOW MEANT (Am7) NOTHING TO (D7) YOU

NOW MY (G) BROKEN HEART ACHES, WITH (C) EVERY WAVE THAT (A7) BREAKS

OVER (D7) LOVE LETTERS (A7) IN (D7) THE (G) SAND

 

(WHISTLE FIRST TWO LINES OF PREVIOUS VERSE, THEN SING LAST TWO LINES)


LUCILLE

KENNY ROGERS, C OR G

ROGER BOWLING, HAL BYNUM

 

IN A BAR IN TOLEDO, ACROSS FROM THE DEPOT

ON A BARSTOOL SHE TOOK OFF HER RING

I THOUGHT I'D GET CLOSER, SO I WALKED ON OVER

I SAT DOWN AND ASKED HER HER NAME

WHEN THE DRINKS FINALLY HIT HER, SHE SAID I'M NO QUITTER

BUT I FINALLY QUIT LIVING ON DREAMS

I'M HUNGRY FOR LAUGHTER, AND HERE EVER AFTER

I'M AFTER WHATEVER THE OTHER LIFE BRINGS

 

IN THE MIRROR I SAW HIM, AND I CAREFULLY WATCHED HIM

I THOUGHT HOW HE LOOKED OUT OF PLACE

HE CAME TO THE WOMAN WHO SAT THERE BESIDE ME

HE HAD A STRANGE LOOK ON HIS FACE

HIS BIG HANDS WERE CALLUSSED, HE LOOKED LIKE A MOUNTAIN

AND FOR A MINUTE I THOUGHT I WAS DEAD

BUT HE STARTED SHAKING, HIS BIG HEART WAS BREAKING

HE TURNED TO THE WOMAN AND SAID

 

(CHORUS) YOU PICKED A FINE TIME TO LEAVE ME, LUCILLE

WITH FOUR HUNGRY CHILDREN AND A CROP IN THE FIELD

I'VE HAD SOME BAD TIMES, LIVED THROUGH SOME SAD TIMES

BUT THIS TIME YOUR HURTIN' WONíT HEAL

YOU PICKED A FINE TIME TO LEAVE ME LUCILLE

 

AFTER HE LEFT US, I ORDERED MORE WHISKY

I THOUGHT HOW SHE'D MADE HIM LOOK SMALL

FROM THE LIGHTS OF THE BARROOM

TO A RENTED HOTEL ROOM

WE WALKED WITHOUT TALKING AT ALL

SHE WAS A BEAUTY, AND WHEN SHE CAME TO ME

SHE MUST HAVE THOUGHT I'D LOST MY MIND

I COULDN'T HOLD HER, 'CAUSE THE WORDS THAT HE TOLD HER

KEPT COMING BACK TIME AFTER TIME

 

(CHORUS) (CHORUS, FADE)


MAKING BELIEVE

JIM REEVES

 

MAKING BELIEVE, THAT YOU STILL LOVE ME

IT'S LEAVING ME, ALONE AND SO BLUE

I'LL ALWAYS DREAM, THOUGH I'LL NEVER OWN YOU

MAKING BELIEVE, THAT'S ALL I CAN DO

 

I CAN'T HOLD YOU CLOSE

WHEN YOU'RE NOT WITH ME

YOU'RE SOMEBODY'S LOVE

YOU'LL NEVER BE MINE

MAKING BELIEVE, I'LL SPEND MY LIFETIME

LOVING YOU, JUST MAKING BELIEVE

 

(INSTRUMENTAL)

 

I'M MAKING BELIEVE, THAT I NEVER LEFT YOU

BUT MY HAPPY HOURS, I FIND ARE SO FEW

MY PLANS FOR THE FUTURE, WILL NEVER COME TRUE NOW

I'M MAKING BELIEVE, WHAT ELSE CAN I DO

 

I CAN'T HOLD YOU CLOSE

DARLING, WHEN YOU'RE NOT WITH ME

YOU'RE SOMEBODY'S LOVE

YOU'LL NEVER BE MINE

MAKING BELIEVE, I'LL SPEND MY LIFETIME

LOVING YOU, JUST MAKING BELIEVE


MARY ANN REGRETS

HANK SNOW

HARLAN HOWARD

 

I SAVED UP MY MONEY TO BUY MY SWEETHEART SOME FLOWERS

FOR SATURDAY'S DATE AND I RESTLESSLY COUNTED THE HOURS

THEN TODAY IN THE MAIL I RECEIVED A SHORT LITTLE NOTE

AND I BROKE DOWN AND CRIED AT THE MESSAGE THAT HER MOTHER WROTE

 

(CHORUS) MARY ANN REGRETS SHE'S UNABLE TO SEE YOU AGAIN

WE'RE LEAVING FOR EUROPE NEXT WEEK, SHE'LL BE BUSY TILL THEN

THEY KNOW THAT SHE LOVES ME, BUT POOR BOYS DON'T FIT IN THEIR PLANS

GOODBYE TRUE LOVE, GOODBYE MY SWEET MARY ANN

 

THE WEEKS HAVE GONE BY, NOT A WORD HAVE I HEARD SINCE THEN

IN THE PAPERS I READ OF THE FARAWAY PLACES SHE'S BEEN

I CAN'T EAT, I CAN'T SLEEP, FOR OVER AND OVER AGAIN

MY MIND READS THAT LETTER AND I CRY FOR MY MARY ANN

 

MY MARY ANN DIED, TOO SAD SHE JUST WASTED AWAY

IF I COULD HAVE SEEN HER, I KNOW SHE'D BE LIVING TODAY

FOR WE LOVED EACH OTHER, AND IF THEY'D HAVE LEFT US ALONE

TODAY SHE'D BE WEARING MY RING, NOT A BLANKET OF STONE

 

(CHORUS)


MATAMOROS

BILLY WALKER, G

 

IN OLD MEXICO I STAND ON THE SQUARE IN MATAMOROS

ĎROUND THE PLAZA THE COUPLES ARE WALKING TO MUSIC SO SWEET

I FOUND MY LOVE NOT TOO LONG AGO IN MATAMOROS

BUT IíM FEELING LOW AS THE BEGGAR WHO SITS IN THE STREET

 

OH, THE (C) PROMISES THAT SHE MADE ME WITH EYES BLACK AS MIDNIGHT

(C7) HOW COULD I KNOW HOW FICKLE HER PROMISE COULD BE

NOW IíM BACK TO FIND WHAT I FEEL IS MINE IN MATAMOROS

AND THEREíLL BE BAD TROUBLE IF I CATCH HER CHEATING ON ME

 

STREETS ARE NARROW AND DARK AND TEQUILA RUNS FREE IN MATAMOROS

I STOP FOR ONE MOMENT OUTSIDE OF MIGUELíS SWINGING DOOR

MY HEART BREAKS TO HEAR THE SAME HAUNTING SOUNDS OF GRANADA

SHE ONCE CALLED IT OUR SONG AND VOWED SHEíD BE MINE EVERMORE

 

THEN ACROSS THE SQUARE WITH THIS WILD YOUNG VAQUERO I SEE HER

LAUGHING AND DANCING AND TOSSING HER RAVEN-BLACK HAIR

FATE MAY TAKE A HAND WHEN I FACE THIS MAN FROM MATAMOROS

FOR THE LOVE OF MY WOMAN IS ONE THING THAT IíLL NEVER SHARE

 

(INSTRUMENTAL)

 

NOW I WALK IN THE NIGHT FAR AWAY FROM THE LIGHTS OF MATAMOROS

AND RECALL/ THE LAST MOMENTS/ WHEN I KNEW SHE LOVED ME MORE THAN LIFE

I CAN STILL HEAR HER CRY I LOVE YOU AND IíLL PROVE IT MANANA

THEN SEEING MY DANGER SHE JUMPED IN FRONT OF HIS KNIFE

 

I KNOW OF THE STORIES THEYíLL TELL IN THE DIM-LIT CASINOS

OF THE RAVEN-HAIRED BEAUTY WHO FOR HER LOVE LAY DEAD ON THE FLOOR

THEYíLL SPEAK OF THE FIGHT WITH THE GRINGO THAT NIGHT IN MATAMOROS

AND WONDER WHAT HAPPENED, FOR HE NEVER RETURNED ANYMORE, OH, OH, OH


ME AND BOBBY MCGEE

KRIS KRISTOFFERSON, GORDON LIGHTFOOT, G OR A

KRIS KRISTOFFERSON, FRED FOSTER

 

BUSTED FLAT IN BATON ROUGE, HEADED FOR THE TRAIN

FEELING NEARLY FADED AS MY JEANS

BOBBY THUMBED A DIESEL DOWN, JUST BEFORE IT RAINED

TOOK US ALL THE WAY TO NEW ORLEANS

I TOOK MY HARPOON OUT OF MY DIRTY RED BANDANA

AND WAS BLOWING SAD WHILE BOBBY SANG THE BLUES

WITH THEM WINDSHIELD WIPERS SLAPPINí TIME

AND BOBBY CLAPPING HANDS WE FIN-

ĎLY SANG UP EVERY SONG THAT DRIVER KNEW

 

FREEDOMíS JUST ANOTHER WORD FOR NOTHING LEFT TO LOSE

NOTHING AINíT WORTH NOTHING BUT ITíS FREE

AW BUT FEELING GOOD WAS EASY LORD

WHEN BOBBY SANG THE BLUES

FEELING GOOD WAS GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME

GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME AND BOBBY MCGEE

 

FROM THE COAL MINES OF KENTUCKY TO THE CALIFORNIA SUN

BOBBY SHARED THE SECRETS OF MY SOUL

STANDING RIGHT BESIDE ME LORD THROUGH EVERYTHING I DONE

EVERY NIGHT SHE KEPT ME FROM THE COLD

BUT SOMEWHERE NEAR SALINAS LORD, I LET HER SLIP AWAY

SEARCHING FOR THE HOME I HOPE SHEíLL FIND

IíD TRADE ALL OF MY TOMORROWS FOR A SINGLE YESTERDAY

HOLDING BOBBYíS BODY NEXT TO MINE

 

FREEDOMíS JUST ANOTHER WORD FOR NOTHING LEFT TO LOSE

AND NOTHING LEFT IS ALL SHE LEFT FOR ME

AW BUT FEELING GOOD WAS EASY LORD

WHEN BOBBY SANG THE BLUES

BUDDY THAT WAS GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME

GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME AND BOBBY MCGEE

NA-NA-NA-NA-NA-NA-NA-NA-NA-NA-NA-NA-NA-NA-NAÖ


MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS

DEAN MARTIN, E

 

(ACCOMP. Ė REPEAT THIS AS BACKGROUND IN EVERY LINE FOR THE 2ND, 3RD, AND 4TH VERSES)

SWEET SWEET, THE MEMORIES YOU GAVE TO ME

YOU CANíT BEAT THE MEMORIES YOU GAVE TO ME

 

TAKE ONE FRESH AND TENDER KISS

ADD ONE STOLEN NIGHT OF BLISS

ONE GIRL, ONE BOY, SOME GRIEF, SOME JOY

MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS

 

DONíT FORGET A SMALL MOONBEAM

FOLD IT LIGHTLY WITH A DREAM

YOUR LIPS, AND MINE, TWO SIPS, OF WINE

MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS

 

THEN HAVE THE WEDDING VOWS

ONE HOUSE WHERE LOVERS DWELL

THREE LITTLE KIDS FOR THE FLAVOR

STIR CAREFULLY THROUGH THE DAYS

SEE HOW THE FLAVOR STAYS

THESE ARE THE DREAMS WE WILL SAVOR

 

WITH HIS BLESSINGS FROM ABOVE

SERVE IT GENEROUSLY WITH LOVE

ONE MAN, ONE WIFE, ONE LOVE, THROUGH LIFE

MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS

MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS


MOCKINGBIRD HILL

VAUGHN HORTON, LES PAUL AND MARY FORD, E

 

WHEN THE SUN IN THE MORNING PEEKS OVER THE HILL

AND KISSES THE ROSES 'ROUND MY WINDOW SILL

THEN MY HEART FILLS WITH GLADNESS WHEN I HEAR THE TRILL

OF THE BIRDS IN THE TREE TOPS ON MOCKINGBIRD HILL

 

(CHORUS)

TRA LA LA, TWIDDLEE DEE DEE, IT GIVES ME A THRILL

TO WAKE UP IN THE MORNING TO THE MOCKINGBIRDíS TRILL

TRA LA LA, TWIDDLEE DEE DEE, THEREíS PEACE AND GOOD WILL

YOUíRE WELCOME AS THE FLOWERS ON MOCKINGBIRD HILL

 

GOT A THREE-CORNERED PLOW AND AN ACRE TO TILL

AND A MULE THAT I BOUGHT FOR A TEN-DOLLAR BILL

THEREíS A TUMBLE DOWN SHACK AND A RUSTY OLD MILL

BUT ITíS MY HOME SWEET HOME UP ON MOCKINGBIRD HILL

 

WHEN ITíS LATE IN THE EVENING I CLIMB UP THE HILL

AND SURVEY ALL MY KINGDOM WHILE EVERYTHINGíS STILL

ONLY ME AND THE SKY AND AN OLD WHIPPOORWILL

SINGING SONGS IN THE TWILIGHT ON MOCKINGBIRD HILL


MOM AND DAD WALTZ

LEFTY FRIZZELL

 

IíD WALK FOR MILES, CRY OR SMILE

FOR MY MOMMY AND DADDY

I WANT THEM TO KNOW, I LOVE THEM SO

THATíS HOW I FEEL, MY LOVE IS REAL

FOR MY MOMMY AND DADDY

I WANT THEM TO KNOW I LOVE THEM SO

 

(CHORUS) IN MY HEART, JOY TEARS START, ĎCAUSE IíM HAPPY

AND I PRAY EVERY DAY, FOR MOM AND DADDY

AND EACH NIGHT

IíD WALK FOR MILES, CRY OR SMILE

FOR MY MOMMY AND DADDY

ĎCAUSE I WANT THEM TO KNOW I LOVE THEM SO

 

IíD FIGHT IN WARS, DO ALL THE CHORES

FOR MY MOMMY AND DADDY

I WANT THEM TO LIVE UNTIL THEYíRE CALLED

IíD WORK AND SLAVE, AND NEVER LEAVE

MY MOMMY AND DADDY

BECAUSE I KNOW THAT I OWE THEM MY ALL (CHORUS)


MORE AND MORE

WEBB PIERCE, A

 

(A) MORE AND MORE, IíM FORGETTINí THE (D) PAST

(E) MORE AND MORE, IíM LIVING AT (A) LAST

DAY BY DAY, IíM LOSING MY (D) BLUES

MORE AND (A) MORE, IíM FOR(E)GETTINí ĎBOUT (A) YOU

 

BUT, OH HOW I (E) TRIED, TO KEEP YOU BY MY (A) SIDE

AND, OH HOW I (E) CRIED, THE DAY YOU SAID GOOD(A)BYE

DAY BY DAY, IíM LOSING MY (D) BLUES

MORE AND (A) MORE, IíM FOR(E)GETTINí ĎBOUT (A) YOU


MORNING HAS BROKEN

ROGER WHITTAKER, C

WORDS BY ELEANOR FARJEON, TRADITIONAL GAELIC MELODY

 

(C) MORNING HAS (Am) BRO(D)KEN, (G) LIKE THE FIRST (F) MORN(C)ING

BLACKBIRD HAS (Em) SPO(F)KEN, (C) LIKE THE FIRST (Dm7) BIRD (G)

(C) PRAISE FOR THE (Am) SING(F)ING, (C) PRAISE FOR THE (Am) MORN(Fm6)ING

(C) PRAISE FOR THEIR (Em) SPRING(F)ING, (G7) FRESH FROM THE (C) WORLD

 

SWEET THE RAINíS NEW FALL, SUNKIST FROM HEAVEN

LIKE THE FIRST DEWFALL, ON THE FIRST GRASS

PRAISE FOR THE SWEETNESS, OF THE WET GARDEN

SPRUNG IN COMPLETENESS, WHERE HIS FEET PASS

 

MINE IS THE SUNLIGHT, MINE IS THE MORNING