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Videos of Blaze Performances

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Videos of Blaze Covers

All songs listed in alphabetical order
(Blaze’s song “1-2-3, 1-2-3-4-5” is listed last)

Ain’t got no Sweet Thing

I ain’t got nobody waiting for me when I get home
I ain’t got no sweet thing with me on the telephone
I Guess I better be movin’, I should have done been gone

I aint got no money, wake early and blue
I aint got no money, wake early and blue
I won’t get no rest til all this worry is through

I don’t feel like dancing, lay right down and die
I don’t feel like dancing, lay right down and die
I can’t seem to forget you no matter what pill I try

I ain’t got nobody waiting for me when I get home
I aint got no sweet thing with me on the telephone
I Guess I better be movin’, I should have done been gone

Alibis

You kept your secrets and told me lies
And all your reasons were alibis
You say you’re sorry and I’ll agree
But you’re not bothered it’s plain to see

Trustin you undid my heart
Your fool completely from the start
Yes since we met your fool’s complete
Oh that’s the talk out on the street (and I know that)

(break)

You made me promises, you made the rounds
How many others have you made clowns
How many hearts have you gone thru
Tore apart and broke in two

You kept your secrets and told me lies
And all your reasons were alibis
You say you’re sorry and I’ll agree
But you’re not bothered it’s plain to see
And I know that

You kept your secrets and told me lies

Anything Less

Last nite you went away to be alone
And I trembled but I didn’t shake too long
I know so many arms that’re waitin just to hold you
But no one could want to hold you more than me

If I could win your love again someday
You know I would, I’d try my best
But I’ve looked around and I don’t think that I can settle
For anything less
For anything less

(break)

I was stranded down in New Orleans
I was wanderin’ down the streets alone
You know I wish it coulda been just a bad dream
Cause I’m about to chew my fingers to the bone

Take me back the way I am cause you can’t change me
I can’t even change myself – I know, I’ve tried
And I’ve looked around and don’t think that I can settle
For anything less
For anything less
For anything less

Big Cheeseburgers and Good French Fries

(orig: Got an angel of a woman with big brown eyes)
Got an angel of a woman with big blue eyes
Friends in the country and old neckties
Big cheeseburgers and good french fries
Could go fishing but the fish draw flies
Could go swimming if it ain’t too deep
Rather just sit here and rest my feet
Know I ain’t lazy cause I don’t like to sleep
I Might just be lazy to you

(break)

Wanna live in the city have a telephone
Live in the country throw my dog a bone
Ride on a spaceship I wanna get lost
Mama still tell me about the Pentecost
Ride a bicycle but my ass gets sore
Sell the Holy Bible from door to door
Used to be stupid but I ain’t no more
I might just be stupid to you

(break)

Well I like to drink beer hang out in the bars
Don’t like buses and don’t like cars
Don’t like presidents, don’t like stars
Never had stitches but I do got scars
Love to go to parties love my friends
Got no books just got bookends
Think I’m crazy but that depends
I don’t seem that crazy to me

Well the story’s old it’s been said before
That’s all there is to it and here’s some more
Friend coming over from the liquor store
Joe he dance ‘til his feet get sore
Love my woman and my woman loves me
Don’t go skiing cause I can’t ski
That kind of thing never did bother me
So it shouldn’t be bothering you

Got an angel of a woman with big blue eyes
Friends in the country and old neckties
Big cheeseburgers and good french fries
Could go fishing but the fish draw flies
Could go swimming if it ain’t too deep
Rather just sit here and cool my feet
Know I ain’t lazy cause I don’t like to sleep
Might just be lazy to you
Might just be stupid to you
Don’t seem that crazy to me
Well it shouldn’t be bothering you

Big Chief Hightower

Big Chief Hightower hold on t’the bottle now
Everytime you drive through Whitesburg
Big Chief Hightower hold on t’the bottle now
Everytime you drive through town

Well this little town, this little town
Tryin’ to have a little bit fun
Sneak into town kinda nice and slow
Leavin’ in a Goddamn run

Gotta beat the city boys to the city limits sign
Make it back out to the county
Horses even have to have a Georgia license plate
Every head in the county’s got a bounty

(break)

Big Chief Hightower hold on t’the bottle
Now everytime you drive through Whitesburg
Big Chief Hightower hold on t’the bottle
Now everytime you drive through town

Well all of ‘em down in this little town
Tryin’ to have a little bit of fun
Sneak into town kinda nice and slow
Leavin’ in a Goddamn run

Gotta beat the city boys to the city limit sign
Make it back out down to the county
Horses even have to have a Georgia license plate
Every head in the state’s got a bounty
Every head in the state’s worth a bounty
Every head in the state’s got a bounty

Blaze Foley’s 113th Wet Dream

Well I just got back from Mexico
Time to catch her second show
But I got lost when she got through
There was not nothing else to do
Till I saw her she took the stage
Read my mind didn’t miss a page
Read my mind did not miss a page
My temperature was rising she looked so good
Ask her please and she said she would
Asked her when and she said now
I knew it was a dream but, anyhow
Then she took me by the hand
Lead me to some Promised Land
Fenced me in then closed the gate
Gave me good reason to celebrate
She fed me wine in a coffee cup
I could not keep my britches up
She said, “That’s alright, just leave em down…
I have not had a man around in quite awhile”
Don’t touch that dial
Face was pretty when she would smile
Face was real pretty when she would smile

(break)

Well her hair was big and her eyes was blue
Made it to her swimming pool
I made it to it and I made it in it
She would not let me rest a minute
She says, “You can rest some other time”
I was feeling so sublime
Was no way that I could refuse
She found my weakness and she hid my shoes
Thought I couldn’t but I somehow did
Thought about hiding but I couldn’t get hid
She got me up and pulled down the cover
Read me a book about some lady’s lover
Then she threw down the book, opened up the bottle
Took off the brake, put on her throttle
Fed me cheese from a pedigree herd
Took me to Jamaica with the flying bird
The moon quit shining when the sun comes up
That’s all I can remember but it’s quite enough
To keep me warm when I’m too old to
Keep me warm when I’m too old to
Keep me warm when I’m too old to
Keep me warm when I’m too old to
    Do it anymore

Blue Love
by Blaze Foley and George Ensle

Long, long way from home
Far from any town
The lonesome whippoorwill
Makes a lonesome sound

The stars aren’t out tonight
The moon is someplace else
Keeping hope inside
And talking to myself

About you, love
Staying true, love
When all that I do (love)
Is give you blue, blue love

(break)

Don’t know why I’m bound for walking
Down the dark side in the wind
Why I’m bound to leave the arms of love
And bound to wear my coat too thin

And I don’t know why you’ll be waiting there
Rainbows in your eyes and daybreak in your hair
With new love
Shining through love

When all that I do (love)
Is give you blue, blue love
My blue, blue love

Christian Lady Talkin’ on a Bus

Lady talk and no one listening
People laugh and people stare
Lady smiles says she’s a Christian
Seems nobody seems to care

Bus driver says he was a Catholic
But don’t believe in God no more
Just drives his bus and waits for his payday
Wants carpet on his floor

Won’t you come to church on Sunday
I’ll meet you at the big front door
Wish I knew how the story ended
But it won’t ever end no more

Lady tries to save somebody
Says she’s been happy all her life
She said her husband was a preacher
That she was glad to be his wife

She keep on talking no one listens
The children think that she’s a fool
She got her Bible for her road map
An almost silly grin and her eyes are blue

Won’t you come to church on Sunday
I’ll meet you at the big front door
Wish I knew how the story ended
But it won’t ever end no more

Won’t you come to church on Sunday
Won’t you come to church on Sunday
Won’t you come to church on Sunday

Clay Pigeons

I’m going down to the Greyhound station, gonna get a ticket to ride
Gonna find that lady with two or three kids and sit down by her side
Ride until the sun comes up and down ‘round me ‘bout two or three times
Smoking cigarettes in the last seat
Trying to hide my sorrow from the people I meet
And get along with it all
Go down where people say “y’all”
Sing a song with a friend
Change the shape that I’m in
And get back in the game and start playing again

I’d like to stay but I might have to go to start over again
Might go down to Texas, might go somewhere else I’ve never been
Get up in the morning and go out at night and I won’t have to go home
Get used to being alone
Change the words to this song
And start singing again…

(break)

I’m tired of running around looking for answers to questions that I already know
I could build me a castle of memories just to have somewhere to go
Count the days and the nights that it takes to get back in the saddle again
Feed the pigeons some clay,
Turn the night into day
And start talking again when I know what to say

I’m going down to the Greyhound station, gonna get a ticket to ride
Gonna find that lady with two or three kids and sit down by her side
Ride until the sun comes up and down around me ‘bout two or three times
Smoking cigarettes in the last seat
Trying to hide my sorrow from the people I meet
And get along with it all
Go down where the people say “y’all”
Feed the pigeons some clay
Turn the night into day
And start talking again when I know what to say

Cold, Cold World

I’ve tried for a long time, but I think I can’t win
I could do it all better, if I could do it again
Wherever I’m goin’ it’s same place I been
Ain’t it a cold, cold world

Outside was hot but inside I was cold
The eyes of the young met the eyes of the old
And what they were thinkin’, I’ll never be told
Ain’t it a cold, cold world

Then an old lady asked me about the new daylight time
I said it don’t matter and she said I don’t mind
And the bus driver said you still owe me a dime
Ain’t it a cold, cold world

(break)

Can’t get no job and I can’t get no rest
Started out east but I ended up west
And I’m so glad to be here I’m sure I would guess
Ain’t it a cold, cold world

(spoken) “I might have to leave you,” I think’s what she said
Wish I could sleep, ‘stead of tossin’ in bed
I can find myself thinkin’ that I’d rather be dead
Cause ain’t it a cold, cold world

Cosmic Doo Doo

Cosmic doo doo, Cosmic giggle
Cosmic cutie sure can wiggle
Sit they asses on your face
Listen to the tubes

Cosmic karma, cosmic city
Cosmic girls got great big titties
Got some qualudes in their purse
They won’t give me none

I say musak, you say disco
Baltimore, San Fransisco
Dance the same on every song
Can’t go on this way

Brucie Springsteen, Brucie, Brucie
seems to know that I Love Lucy
Cosmic Doo Doo in my pot
can’t go on this way

Cosmic doo doo, Cosmic Giggle
Cosmic cutie sure can wiggle
Sit they asses on your face
Listen to the tubes

Crawl Back to You

Sittin in a barroom countin’ my dough
runnin out of money and places to go
Sittin in a barroom drunk at night
won’t get to sleep til the first daylight

Baby can I crawl back to you
baby can I crawl back to you

Goin to the bus station nothin in my hand
gonna buy a ticket goin to the promised land
I oughta be arrivin in a day or two
the bus might leave me can I come back to you

Baby can I crawl back to you
baby can I crawl back to you

(break)

Sittin in a jail house countin’ my dough
ran out of money but I got a place to go
I oughta be leavin in a day or two
get myself together can I come back to you

Baby can I crawl back to you
baby can I crawl back to you

Got me some insurance paid another prem
jump in a river and I might learn to swim
might learn to swim but I just might drown
I got that insurance paid plumb down

Turn it all over to you
Baby can I crawl back to you
Turn it all over to you
Baby can I crawl back to you

Down Here Where I Am

The river’s overflowin’
Down here where I am
The rain keeps on pourin’
Can’t get into town

I guess I may start walkin
’fore the mornin’ come
And I’ll be there tomorrow
With my chosen one

(break)

The miles don’t seem so many
Thinkin of your charms
And pleasures unlike any
Wrapped up in your arms

The river’s overflowin’
Down here where I am
The rain keeps on pourin’
Can’t get into town

The river’s overflowin’
Down here where I am
The rain keeps on pourin’
I can’t get into town

Election Day

Hey mister policeman please don’t take my stuff
It cost me too much money and it probably ain’t enough
(original: It cost me a twenty dollar bill and it probably ain’t enough)
To get me through election day, didn’t I hear you say
It’s alright, it’s alright, it’s alright

Wouldn’t even weigh a thing, it’s hardly worth your time
Luck’s been bad, telephone has kept my only dime
There might be a burglary why don’t you just go and see
Be alright, I’ll be alright, I’ll be alright

(break)

Hey mister policeman please don’t take my stuff
It cost me too much money and it probably ain’t enough
To get me through election day, didn’t I hear you say
Be alright, it’d be alright, it’d be alright

Faded Loves and Memories

Faded loves and memories
How they take the best of me
This old chain around my shoulder
Only making me feel older than I am
But I’ll get over you someday

Faded loves and memories
Where I go, they follow me
And I just can’t seem to loose ‘em
So I might as well just use ‘em
One more time, one more sad old country song

(break)

Faded loves and memories
Just yesterday they let me be
Some girl smiled so I walked over
Flicked her hair and brushed her shoulder
So I know, I’m getting stronger every day
Faded loves and memories

Getting Over You

I get my supper in a bottle
Get my breakfast in a can
I think it’s time that I was getting over you

I lay in my bed I don’t sleep a wink
Wash my clothes out in my kitchen sink
I think it’s time that I was getting over you

(break)

I met a woman down in Texas
And she takes me as I am sometimes
I think it’s time that I was getting over you

I used to cry all night used to cry all day
‘Til that bluebonnet woman would come
Wipe all my tears away

(break)

I think it’s time that I think I done got over you
I get my supper in a bottle
Get my breakfast in a can
I think it’s time that I think I done got over you

Girl Scout Cookies

Girlscout cookies taste so good
Just like girlscouts said they would
Peanut butter and chocolate chip
Gobble gobble gobble and smack your lips
Girlscout cookies yum yum yum
Save my money gonna buy me some

All my girlfriends all wear green
Seldom are they mean to me
Sell them cookies door to door
Sell em all and then some more
Girlscout cookies yum yum yum
Save my money gonna buy me some

I remember when I was a boy
Pullin round my tractor toy
Saw a girl all dressed in green
Prettiest girl I ever seen
Girlscout cookies yum yum yum
Save my money gonna buy me some

(break)

Girlscout walked up to me one day
Told me she had lost her way
At the time I was feelin good
Showed her round my neighborhood
She said she gonna give me some
Girlscout cookies yum yum yum

All my girlfriends all wear green
Seldom are they mean to me
Sell them cookies door to door
Sell em all and then some more
Girlscout cookies yum yum yum
Save my money gonna buy me some

Girlscout cookies taste so good
Just like girlscouts said they would
Peanut butter and chocolate chip
Gobble gobble gobble and smack your lips
Girlscout cookies yum yum yum
Save my money gonna buy me some

I Won’t Be Your Fat Boy Any More

Well, I used to be heavy but now I’m thin
My belly hung over, now my chest caves in
My eyes are glassy and my britches fit me right
My feet are still long and my hair is too
You don’t have to move over ‘cause I can get through
I won’t be your fat boy any more

Well, I couldn’t play ball ‘cause I couldn’t run fast
Never got dates ‘cause I never got asked
Couldn’t jump high or walk around too long
Couldn’t talk much about the women I had
Friends talked about ‘em, made me feel real bad
I won’t be your fat boy any more

Well, the girls would tell me that my eyes was blue
Sometimes I told ‘em that theirs was too
Said I was funny and sweet as their mama’s pie
For many long years I hardly ever got laid
Now I know dammit that my dues have been paid
I won’t be your fat boy any more

Well, I used to go drinking and look for my bride
Walk in the parties and the girls would hide
They didn’t want no fat boys in their rooms
They always used to tell me we can be good friends
And you can sleep on the pallet when the party ends
I won’t be your fat boy any more

Now I got a little woman that I kiss each day
She likes my loving and some of my ways
Glad I’m not a fat boy any more
Her hair’s real curly and her eye’s real brown
She rubs my belly when I’m laying down
I won’t be your fat boy any more

Yeah, I used to be heavy but now I’m thin
My belly hung over, now my chest caves in
My eyes are glassy and my britches fit me right
My feet are still long and my hair is too
You don’t have to move over ‘cause I can get through
I won’t be your fat boy any more
No, I won’t be your fat boy any more

I Shoulda Have Been Home (With You)

I saw this dancing lady
She worked in the bar
A dozen lone rangers
I don’t know who they are
The waitress she was spinning
My head it was ajar
I should have been home with you

Saw a really old drunk man dancin’ around
Thought his grey whiskers still must’ve been brown
Ida Lopeno wouldn’t keep her dress down
I should have been home with you

(break)

Band rocked n rolled but it wasn’t the best
Nearly all of ‘em all sound like the rest
Some girls look pretty but you were the best
That’s why I came home to you

Got home ‘bout daylight I think I been gone too long
Woke up at eleven and I saw you were gone
So I drank lots of coffee and wrote you this song
I wish I’d have been home with you
I wish I’d have been home with you
I wish I’d have been home with you

If I Could Only Fly

I almost felt you touching me just now
I wish I knew which way to turn and go
I feel so good but then I feel so bad
I wonder what I oughta do

If I could only fly
If I could only fly
I’d bid this place goodbye to come and be with you
But I can hardly stand, I got nowhere to run
Another sinking sun and one more lonely night

The wind keeps blowing somewhere everyday
And they tell me things get better somewhere up the way
Just dismal thinking on a dismal day
Sad songs for us to bear

(break)

If I could only fly
If I could only fly
If I could only fly
Then I could be with you

Well you know sometimes I write happy songs
But then sometimes little things are wrong
You know I wish they all could make you smile
Tomorrow maybe we can get away
I’m coming home soon and I wanna stay
I wish you could come with me when I go again

If I could only fly
If I could only fly
I’d bid this place goodbye and I’d come and be with you
But I can hardly stand, I got nowhere to run
Another sinking sun, oh and one more lonely night

If I could only fly
If you could only fly
If we could only fly
There’d be no more lonely nights

In the Misty Garden

In the Misty Garden you walked by me yesterday
Didn’t have a lot to say but you smiled at me anyway
In the Misty Garden you walked by me yesterday
Didn’t have a lot to say but you smiled at me anyway

In the Misty Garden you walked by me
Wouldn’t even take the time to show me the way
In the Misty Garden I could hardly see your eyes
Teardrops glistening in the morning light

In the Misty Garden I was offering you mine
But all you offered was a stare
In the Misty Garden you walked by me
Wouldn’t even take the time to show me the way

In the Misty Garden you walked by me yesterday
Didn’t have a lot to say but you smiled at me anyway
In the Misty Garden you walked by me yesterday
Didn’t have a lot to say but you smiled at me anyway

In the Misty Garden you walked by me
Wouldn’t even take the time to show me the way

(typically transitions into “Should Have Been Home With You”)

It Was June or September

It was June or September, don’t rightly remember
First time I laid eyes on you
It was June or September, Seattle or Denver
First time I laid eyes on you

You wore black silk stockings with the seam down the back
Dress it was split to your thighs
And your hair was a place for a dozen red roses
After it smothered your sighs

And your dealt in the card games in the smokey saloons
Wanted you saw the sunrise (?)
But as soon as it leaves you and look through your photographs (?)
Tear drops would swell in your eyes

There were three tiny daughters who lived with your mother
You only wanted their best
But you could not give them the things that you wanted to
You only wanted their best

It was June or September, don’t rightly remember
First time I laid eyes on you
It was June or September, Seattle or Denver
Last time I laid eyes on you

It’s Just You

Well tonight, if I’m feeling bad, I’ll know why
Baby it’s just you, yeah it’s just you
And I don’t know if I can stay sober but I’ll try
What can I do,
What can I do?

Well I don’t even like to think about you at all
But darlin’ sometimes I just can’t help myself
And your memory puts me up against the wall
Well you were all I had
And you found someone else

Well I thought I could get over you by now
But I was wrong, darlin’ oh so wrong
And just the mention of your name can bring me down
Now that’s a sad sad song
Yeah a sad, sad song

And I don’t even like to think about you at all
But darlin’ sometimes I just can’t help myself
And your memory puts me up against the wall
You were all I had
And you found someone else

Well you were all I had,
You found someone else
Well you were all I had
And you found someone else

Last Armadillo Song

I wanna go home with an armadillo
Spread her little legs
And try my best to thrill her
To her very soul with my cowboy pole

Old scaley skin against my face
Lord I’ll be her saving grace
I wanna go home with an armadillo
My cowboy pole

Wake up in the morning with her head on my pillow
Rub her little ass, I know I’ll thrill her
(orig: My finger in her ass, I know I’ll thrill her)
I wanna go home with an armadillo
My cowboy pole

I wanna go home with an armadillo
Sleeping on my pillow next to me
Her rough old hands and my vasaline
Lord she made a fool of me
No more songs about armadillos
Naa-naa-na, na-na-na-naa

I wanna go home with an armadillo
My cowboy pole
I wanna go home with an armadillo
My cowboy pole

Let Me Ride in Your Big Cadillac

Let me ride in your Big Cadillac Lord Jesus
Let me ride in your Big Cadillac

I can see the pearly gates
  where the angles wait
Standin’ all around your Big Cadillac

Won’t you take me by the hand
  lead me to the promised land
and let me ride in your Big Cadillac

Let me ride in your Big Cadillac Lord Jesus
Let me ride in your Big Cadillac

Does St. Peter even know that I want to go
  for a ride in your Big Caddillac
Ride those streets paved with gold
  where nobody will get old
Ridin’ in the back of your Big Cadillac

Let me ride in your big Cadillac Lord Jesus
Let me ride in your big Cadillac

In thy mansions so grand I can hear an angel band
  and I see the key to your Big Cadillac
I’m so tired of walkin’ round
  let me hear your trumpet sound
And let me ride in your Big Cadillac

Let me ride in your Big Cadillac, Lord Jesus
Let me ride in your Big Cadillac

I heard you traded in your cross to God,
  the Father God, the Boss
Now let me ride in your Big Cadillac

Let me ride in your big Cadillac
Let me ride in your big Cadillac Lord Jesus

Let me ride in your BIG CADILLAC, Lord Lord
Just let me ride in your Big Cadillac

Long Gone

Only kind of song that I can sing is a blues song
When everything is wrong ain’t no happy song
Just a blues song

I mess around again got to hook (? some kid)
I don’t wanna die a-drownin so I guess I better swim
You’re gonna wish some day I’ll be back your way
I’ll be long gone

When I give myself I give all of me
And you may not believe me, baby, but you wait and see
You’re gonna wonder where I am someday but you won’t know

I got ants in my britches been turning pretty women down
I know I may be funny don’t you treat me like a clown
You’re gonna wish some day I’ll be back your way
I’ll be long gone

(break)

Love you have for me hides where I won’t see it
but I see it
I know I could be wrong I keep hangin’ on
cause I feel it

Why don’t you quite closin up your door and let me stay with you
I know I may be crazy but my love is true
You’re gonna wish some day I’ll be back your way
I’ll be long gone

Lovin’ You

Lovin’ you
But you don’t want me to
I’m trying to forget
But it’s not working yet
I wish I could have been
What you say you wanted then
But I was a damaged man
From a love I had lost

Town to town
I was steadily falling down
I would not try to see
Could have well been blind
You say you loved me then
Well I wish you would again
I won’t ask you to pretend
Cause you never asked me

(break)

I feel so weak inside
From the hurt I’m trying to hide
I see you everywhere
Everywhere I go
You say you loved me then
Well I wish you would again
I won’t ask you to pretend
Cause you never asked me

Lovin’ you
But you don’t want me to
I’m trying to forget
But it’s not working yet

Moonlight Song

Moonlight shining through the trees
moonlight shining down on me
Lights a way for lovers in the dark
Moonbeam dance on rain drenched trees
Sparkle for our eyes to see
Moonlight shine on down and shine on me

Moonlight bathes the woods around
Paradise that we have found
Here among the trees and things we love
Shines on friends on far away
Takes us to another day
Moonlight shine on down and shine on me

Laying with the one I love
Looking at the moon above
Being where we really want to be
The autumn winds for now are still
moon shines it always will
Moonlight shine on down and shine on me
Moonlight shine on down and shine on me

My Reasons Why

If I could take my reasons why and make them sound to you
The way they seem to me when I am feeling strong
If I could have a wish come true, I’d bring it home to you
How I ache to get my feet back on the ground

When I come home to you again
Can I hold you in my arms?
Will I have a place beside you then
Or will my place be gone?

(break)

When I come home to you again
Can I hold you in my arms?
Will I have a place beside you then
Or will my place be gone?

If only we could read between the lines that we have drawn
Would we find each other waiting helplessly?
I only hope that time will last and this won’t take too long
And we’ll find each other waiting patiently

(New) Slow Boat to China

Long hot, lonely, lonely night in Texas
Long hot, lonely, lonely night for me
Woman on my mind way off in Georgia
Pretty a woman as I did ever see

Pretty face, sweet, sweet smile, in Georgia
Sweet, sweet kisses gonna melt my tennis shoes
She wraps her arms around me back in Georgia
She drives me wild, she drove away my blues

(break)

She got to have the greenest eyes in Georgia
Makes me feel real good, she got eyes for me
She talks real pretty like that old slow boat to China
Slow boat to China slow down and wait for me

Long hot, lonely, lonely night in Texas
Long hot, lonely, lonely night for me
Woman on my mind way off in Georgia
Pretty a woman as I did ever see

No Goodwill Stores in Waikiki

I ain’t got no dental floss
never seen an albatross
Never been to Waikiki
been as poor as poor can be
Get my clothes at Goodwill stores
never do have to lock my doors
I ain’t got no doors to lock
but that’s alright with me

Can’t pay my dues in one lump sum
tweedle de-de, tweedle de-dum
cause you don’t think I seen enough bad times to qualify
I don’t get no ‘lectric bills
think too much but thinkin’ fills
the lonely days and lonely nights
(alt. the lonely, lonely, lonely nights)
never seems no love around

(break)

The seasons come the seasons go
the cards they fall the dice they roll
wish somebody’d come and roll my stone away
turn around and now is then
I wonder why I wonder when
guess I shouldn’t worry guess I shouldn’t worry so

I ain’t got no bankin’ plan
wake up with a shaking hand
wish I could I know I can go on
the games you play don’t bother me
I only know what I can see
and I can see that I’ll be gone a long time

I ain’t got no dental floss
never seen an albatross
Never been to Waikiki
been as poor as poor can be
Get my clothes at Goodwill stores
never do have to lock my doors
I ain’t got no doors to lock
but that’s alright with me

Officer Norris

Dear Officer Norris is that really your name?
Why do all you policemen all look just the same?
With your big, heavy pistols and your bullets galore
I bet your feet are just as flat as the floor
You read us our rights but you read ‘em too fast
Officer Norris would you please kiss my ass
Officer Norris, Officer Norris, get down on your knees

Oh Ezalb, Oh Ezalb, we shouldn’t have tried
(orig: Oh Helen, Oh Helen, we shouldn’t have tried)
To go down to Columbus, Georgia we was so fried
But the police, they get you if you strange at night
(alt. And the police, they get you if you strange at night)
If you’re wearing polyester, double knit you’re alright
But we only had blue jeans, our eyes was red
(? Said they knew that we was off when all the good folks was in bed)
Said they knew that we was awful, all the good folks was in bed
But what do they know? What do they know?
They don’t know everything.

(break)

No sheets on the bed, just a blanket of blue
If I was your momma, I’d run out on you
Were you in Korea and Vietnam, too
Or did you learn in college, like the young police do?
You learned how to use handcuffs and time your own breaks
Getting free cups of coffee and free coffee cakes
From middle-aged women that’s already married
Middle-aged women that’s already married

Officer Norris is that really your name?
Why do all you policemen all look just the same?
With your big heavy pistols and your bullets galore
I bet your feet are just as flat as the floor
You read us our rights but you read ‘em too fast
Officer Norris would you please kiss my ass
Officer Norris, Officer Norris, get down on your knees

Oh Darlin’

Oh darlin’, oh darlin’
Way over yonder and I’m alone
I need you oh I need you
To come back home come back home
Every morning every morning
Reach out for you I reach out for you
But you’re not there no you’re not there
What shall I do, what shall I do?
What shall I do?

Nights are lonely yeah nights are lonely
All by myself all by myself
Want you only want you only
Nobody else nobody else
Come back to me come back to me
It’s been too long it’s been too long
Got to soothe me come and soothe me
Come hear my song come hear my song
Let’s hear that song

Oh darlin’, on darlin’
Way over yonder and I’m alone
Oh darlin, oh darling
Come and hear my song come and hear my song
Oh darlin’, oh darlin’
Way over yonder and I’m alone
Oh darlin’, oh darlin’
Come and hear my song come and hear my song

Oooh Love

Blue eyes
She said I had pretty blue eyes
She said I had pretty blue eyes
See me again
She wants to see me again
She’s such a pleasant surprise

My heart
She’s got my heart
She’s got my heart in her hands
She may not know it
Surely I show it
She’s got my heart in her hands

Oooh love
Nothing else like it round
Oooh love
Nothing else like it I’ve found

(break)

Blue eyes
She’s got pretty blue eyes
She’s got such pretty blue eyes
See her again
I want to see her again
She’s such a pleasant surprise

Oooh love
Nothing else like it round
Oooh love
Nothing else like it I’ve found

Our Little Town

I watched the sun come up today
The wind swept all the clouds away
Sky did turn from gray to blue
As my thoughts did turn to you

The birds sing songs we used to sing
Memories of you to bring
Soft and sweet and clear and high
The day is slowly passing by

Tonight I’ll be alone and blue
With empty arms that long for you
I’ll only hear the lonesome sound
Since you left our little town

(break)

I don’t know why you went away
And nothin’s all you had to say
Not a word comes through here about you
And soon my heart will break in two

Another night alone and blue
With empty arms that long for you
I’ll only hear the lonesome sound
Since you left our little town
Since you left our little town

Oval Room

In his oval room in his rockin chair
He’s the president but I don’t care
He’s a businessman he got business ties
He got dollar signs in both his eyes

Got a big airplane take him everywhere
Got a limousine when he get there
Everywhere he goes makes the people mad
Makes the poor man pay and the rich man glad

He’s the president but I don’t care
  Woe oh oh
He’s the president but I don’t care
  Woe oh oh

(break)

At the factories never been so slow
Got a biiig fourth down ninty-nine to go
And down on the farm nothin growin there
But the debts they owe and their grey hair

In the desert sands and the jungle deep
He thinks everything is his to keep
He’s a real cowboy with his makeup on
Talks to kings and queens on the telephone

He’s the president but I don’t care
  Woe oh oh
He’s the president but I don’t care
  Woe oh oh

(break)

He’s a movie star if you stay up late
And he’ll search your car if you don’t look straight
In his oval room in his rockin fuckin chair
He’s the president but I don’t care

Picture Cards Can’t Picture You

I didn’t try to fall in love with you
Tried everything that I could do
To keep myself from falling
Like I’ve done so many times
I tried to wash it all away
With anything and everyday
Think of all the things we said
When we were all alone

I saw daylight in your eyes
I saw daylight in your eyes

I wish I could but I can’t say
Tomorrow’s still a day away
I’ll always love the time
That I could spend with you
But who can know and who can tell
Never seen a wishing’ well
That held what it’s suppose to hold
But who knows maybe somewhere
There might be

I saw daylight in your eyes
I saw daylight in your eyes

(break)

Time will come and time will go
Can I believe the things I know
Been doing it a long time
I guess I can again
But win or draw no chance to lose
Picture cards can’t picture you
But I can see you like you are
When I just close my eyes

Rainbows and Ridges

Rainbows and ridges rhymers and rhymes
Lovers and music all have their times
Someone gets started someone resigns

Interstate highway buses and trains
Only take horses down memory lane
Everything passes what passed will remain

(break)

Somedays you win and some days you lose
A chair got knocked over I got the blues
Some don’t get any some get to choose

Rainbows and ridges and rhymers and rhymes
Lovers and music all have their time
Someone gets started someone resigns

Rudee Down in New Orleans

She was a really beauty at the Che Pierre
I smiled at her, she smiled at me
A dancer in the spotlight dancing down in New Orleans

Coal black eyes and ivory thighs
De Vinci’d probably paint her if he were only alive
A dancer in the spotlight dancing down in New Orleans

(break)

Down to Tipitina’s on a Saturday night
Crawfish people they dance till it’s light
Going to Tipitina’s going down to New Orleans

You don’t have to go nowhere on your own two feet
You get driven by the rhythm of the mambo beat
Going to Tipitina’s going down to New Orleans

(break)

Bars are always open just a nickel for the phone
I got a lot of friends that live there, think I’m gone
Going to see Rudee, Rudee down in New Orleans

Well, I hope that old St. Peter when it’s my time to go
Will let me out of of heaven for one last show
Going to see Rudee, Rudee down in New Orleans

Mardi Gras
Super Bowl
New Orleans

Sittin’ by the Road

Sittin’ by the road, goin’ nowhere, ah but I’ll get there somehow, someday, someway I know, just sittin’ by the road, lookin at the sky, wonderin’ where do we go, why do we die, what did I say, did I really try.

Just sittin’ by the road, not a doubt in my mind, but if you believe that, you’ll believe anything, stay in when it nice and go out when it rains, but what’s so bad about that, when you’re sittin by the road.

(break)

Sittin by the road —————-(hold)——————->
you take off your shoes and play with your feet, you need cigarettes, don’t need nothin to eat, when you’re sittin by the road doin your time.

And your socks feel wet when you put ‘em back on, you look around for a stranger but even they’re gone, where did everybody go, ain’t nobody around, ah some drive a bus, some drive a car, some are just useless whatever they are, when you’re sittin’ by the road goin’ nowhere, ah but I’ll get there somehow, someday, someway I know, just sittin by the road,
tired of sittin’ by the road,
tired of sittin’ by the road,
tired of sittin’ by the road,
tired of sittin’ by the road.

Small Town Hero

High school, high school, college too
Church on Sunday learn the Golden Rule
The devil he might get you before he gets through
He might get you before he gets through

Small town hero baseball team
Loud mouth know it all never says a thing
Tries to get some loving with his high school ring
Tries to get it with his high school ring

He’s always talking ‘bout the things he’s gonna do
Goes round breaking little guys in two
Somebody’s gonna get him before he gets through
Gonna get him before he gets through

Cheerleaders, cheerleaders yell, yell, yell
Rah Rah Rah you got nothin’ to tell
Always in your seat before you heard the bell
That bell it don’t ring no more

Mommy, Mommy what went wrong
Too late for talking now you’re on your own
Mommy’s broke down and your Daddy’s gone
They just couldn’t make it work no more

High school, high school, college too
Church on Sunday learn the Golden Rule
Cause the devil he might get you
Before he gets through
He might get you before he gets through

Someday

Someday
Maybe someday
You might want me back again.

No way
There ain’t no way
I’d ever take you back again.

Hurt me
You really hurt me,
Like I’ve never hurt before.

Love me
You really loved me
You don’t love me anymore.

(break)

Hold you
Don’t want to hold you
Don’t crave your kisses anymore.

New love
I’ll find a new love
But I don’t love you anymore.

Someday
Maybe someday
You might want me back again.

No way
There ain’t no way
I’d ever take you back again.
I’ll never take you back again.

Springtime in Uganda
(to the tune of Sweet Betsy from Pike)

[Note: spoken lines vary by recording]

Well Idi Amin should be hung by his nose
In front of his palace without any clothes
Tied up with barbed wire and beat up with sticks
Relieved of his insides and filled up with bricks

He calls on his neighbors for three meals a day
He don’t save the scraps he just throws ‘em away
Hangs ‘em and shoots ‘em and tells God they died
He likes them toasted and pickled and fried
(and sautéed and dipped in things and radar-ranged)

Kampala Uganda on a Saturday night
Idi Amin just stepped out for a bite
The waitress she asked him can I help you please
A platter of elbows, a bowl full of knees
(Some thumb soup and some eyelids and some earlobes and a Shirley Temple)

He has got medals all over his chest
He didn’t win ‘em he stole ‘em I guess
Ears in his pockets and eyes in his stew
Don’t try to stop him cause he might eat you
(gobble gobble)

Newspapers say he’s got social disease
He screams in the bathroom whenever he pees
His sons and his daughters got syphilitic brains
They don’t even plug in their electric trains

Idi Amin just got married again
Instead of champagne they had penicillin
Rings on his fingers and sores on his toes
His chancres go with him wherever he goes
(scrap scrap – that’s what chancres sound like sneaking up on you)

Even his doggie has got syphilis too
If you were his doggie he’d give it to you
The sheeps in the meadow the cows in the corn
He eats their babies as soon as they’re born
(That’s not very wholesome; Mr. Rogers wouldn’t do that)

Idi Amin should be hung by his balls
And cut up in pieces and tacked to the walls
So all of his horses and all of his men
Could never put Idi together again
Could never put Idi together again

Amin

There Goes That

There goes that tongue again
Back in my ear again
I can feel a little shiver in my spine

She just grabbed me there
But I don’t really care
Got them trouble in my Levi’s Blues again

Here comes that blonde again
I’m glad she came again
I can hear that music in my ears

I’m back on top again
Wearing safety pins
Got them punk rock album collection blues again

There goes that hand again
Down around my abdomen
I can hear those little bells I love to hear again

I’m getting high again
But I’ll come down again
Got them listen to rock n’ roll get pregnant blues again
Got them punk rock album collection blues again
Them trouble in my Levi’s blues again

Walk Me Away
by Blaze Foley and Robin Carty

There’s no earthly reason I should stay
Got no reasons I should run
I can’t expect to pick up all that I’ve lost
Only a single day
And there’s no friend I’ve got
that’s close enough to step in and walk me away
I shouldn’t stay
I shouldn’t stay
Walk me away

If I’m pacing up and down your floor
While the future slips away
I can’t expect much more than no self respect
If I know the way to the door
There’s no friend I got that’s close enough
To step in and walk me away
I shouldn’t stay
I shouldn’t stay
Walk me away

Walk me away
Walk me away if you care
Walk me away
God, get me out of there

Walk me away
If there’s a heart inside you
That sees the things that I do
Walk me away

Walk me away
Baby if I’m high on a cliff
Looking down on all the love I missed
Walk me away
Walk me away
Walk me away

If I’m pacing up and down your floor
While the future slips away
I can’t expect much more than no self respect
If I know the way to the door
And there’s no friend I got that’s close enough
To step in and walk me away
I shouldn’t stay
I shouldn’t stay
Walk me away

Walk me away
Walk me away if you care
Walk me away
God, get me out of there

Walk me away
If there’s a heart in you
That sees the things that I do
Walk me away

Walk me away
Baby if I’m high on a cliff
Looking down on all the love I missed
Walk me away
Walk me away
Walk me away

The Way You Smile

Where do you go from here
Do you feel alone,
I’m so far from home,
Could you talk to me

I like the way you smile
Sparkle in your eyes,
Reminds me of her,
Would you walk with me

I only want someone to hear my story
I won’t keep you very long
And I will be goin home, to her

What do you think of that
What do you think of this
I don’t know what to say,
Would you listen to me

Sometimes, I just don’t like me
Do you ever feel that way
It’s not the same,
Its probly not the same

I only want someone to hear my story
I won’t keep you very long
And I will be goin home, to her

When I Woke Up This Morning

When I woke up this morning
I was wondering where I’d be
When the sun comes up tomorrow
But nobody answered me
Don’t know the days that haven’t been
So I’ll wait around and see
And I hope that she’ll be with me
anyplace that I might be

I love her when I’m waking up
I love her when I dream
I love her then I love her now
Every day between
The times we aren’t together
Are the hardest times it seems
So I’ll take the chance to write these words
Show her what she means

To me she is a summer day
Moonlight when it’s calm
The icing on the birthday cake
Reason for a song
The reason for another plate
Two pillows on the bed
Mmmmm

Where Are You Now my Love

Where are you now my love
That’s what you are to me
Did I scare you away
By telling you so

Was a total surprise to me
Fallin in love that way
From out of nowhere
Like it fell from the sky

(break)

I had to let you know
Is that what’s keepin you away
I won’t ask for anything
That don’t come from your heart

If you don’t feel any love for me
Oh I won’t need your sympathy
No I don’t want anything
That don’t come from your heart

Where are you now my love
That’s what you are to me

Wouldn’t That be Nice

Well, lock your door lady or I’ll jump in your car
I know you know how nasty we are
Poke out your eyeballs and make you a scar
Make you have to walk real far
Mess up your hairdo and sit on your face
Scatter your makeup all over the place
Take all your money and kidnap your kids
Take all your money and buy me some lids
Then I’ll call up your husband and tell him you’re dead
Take out your tonsils and make you give head
Let out the air out of all of your tires
Take out your molars with needle-nose pliers
Make you do everything you don’t want to do
Buy me some earthworms and smear them on you
Put your fat head in a rusty old vice
Yeah, wouldn’t that be nice

WW III

I been thinkin Uncle Sam
It’s time we went to war
Been so long since Vietnam
Tell me what you’re waintin for

If you don’t hurry, sure enuff
All these kids will be grown up
Be too old to die for you
So get em if your goin too

Ain’t been much excitement on
Evening news in way too long
Let’s break out our submarines
Blow some place to smithereens

Russians and the Cubans too
Have been makin fun of you
They call you a chicken shit
And I’m just sick and tired of it

But I’m too old so I can’t go
Don’t you to worry tho
Patriotic as can be
Sing my country tis of thee

(break)

If you don’t know who to get first
You can’t figger who’s the worst
Why not blow em both away
And they’ll be careful what they say
Won’t nobody call you names
They know you blow out their brains
Show the world how big your gun
Show ‘em how the west was won

Happy birthday, fine young man
Take your letter in your hand
Go downtown and sign your name
It’s time to play the freedom game

Kiss your mom and girlfriend bye
Might be the last they see of you
Might have to kiss your ass goodbye
To keep old glory wavin high

I been thinkin Uncle Sam
It’s time we went to war
Been so long since Vietnam
Tell me what you’re waintin for?

You’ll Get Yours A’plenty

Sky’s are full of dirt and gray
City’s kids come out to play
Running in the broken glass
From old deserted windows

Dollar winos fill the streets
Pool room music soulful beat
Engulfs the gray and dirty air
In the inner city limits

Children running hopelessly
Along the dirty junkie streets
Where women sell themselves to men
Through ruthless mediators

Sidewalks cracks are deep and wide
Children kneel and look inside
Pennies, maybe nickels, dropped in passing

(short break)

They live the life like others past
The winos drink and pimps sell ass
Little girls ten years ago
Are older now by twenty

Social change is still just talk
The things you see in urban walks
Should make you sick and lose your lunch
Inside your high-rise diners

(short break)

You make the laws you own the land
You hold them down where you can stand
One of these days you’ll get yours a’plenty
One of these days you’ll get yours a’plenty

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Have you seen my pretty little blue eyed gal
Have you seen my pretty little blue eyed gal
Have you seen my pretty little blue eyed gal
Pretty little blue eyed gal,
Pretty little blue eyed gal,
Pretty little blue eyed gal

(break)

Me oh my, she’s sweeter than a tater pie
Me oh my, she’s sweeter than a tater pie
Me oh my, she’s sweeter than a tater pie
Sweeter than a tater pie,
Sweeter than a tater pie,
Sweeter than a tater pie

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