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Now That You're Going Out Of My Mind | If I Never Owned Your Love | To Postpone Love |
Too Deep In Sorrow Too Blue For Tears | Cowpokes Not Plow Folks | Fortune Of Your Love |
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Your Love Scared The Fool Out Of Me
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Down This Old Trail To Home | That Cowboy Life | Two Rights Don't Make A Wrong | On The West Side Of Texas |
Driving A New Road With Old Wheels | Big Texas Moon | Let Me Take You In My Arms | My Rose Of Old Laredo |
Not In The Tea Leaves
| Same Old Burning Flame | Darlin' Of The Pines | Grandad Was A Cowboy |
You'll Still Be On My Mind | She Was My First Romance | Bitten By A Texas Rattlesnake | Bluebonnet Waltz |
When Heartaches Belong To Yesterday
| Anywhere In Texas Is Good For Me | I Waltzed Into Texas | Running Deer |
Wreck In The Redneck Cadillac | I Wish I Was A Rodeo Cowboy Again | Rose Of Thibeadeaux

Pauper In The Wages Of Love | Cowboy Econoline | Great To Be In Love Again | You Broke This Heart That Loves You So |
I Never Found That Bluebird | New Texas Two-Step | Horse Fly | Weeping Steel Guitar | Folsom Prison Line |
On The Night Wind Of The Prairie | The West Is In my Soul | West Texas Wind | Western Swing Fever |
Tread Lightly On My Heavy Heart | Give All My Love To Bonnie Jean | Cowbilly Roadway | Cornbread And Beans On Friday |
Love From A Stranger | Silver Screen Cowboy World | Hillbilly Rain | Kisses On The Breeze | I Wish I Were The One |
Boxcar Bob | South Of The Border Of The Blues | Heavy Load Hauler | Amber Moon | Ain't Nobody Here But Us Turkeys |
Look Me Up | Where The Winds Wail | Real Cowboys Are Gone | If You Won't Check In | Caught In The Line Of Love |
Country Bred Country Fed Country Warm | Lone Star Beer And Lone Star Cheer | I'll Mail Myself | Homeward Trails |
Ballad Of Mon Cherie | One Bum In This One Bummer Town | Good Will Will | Why I Love You The Way I Do |
Pinto Ponies | Roll Along Conestoga | Quarter At A Time | Good Times May Come Around | Sawmill Boy |
Locomotive Number Nine | Tin Star | Mama’s Weathered Hands | For Good Or Bad | Yesterday's Memory |
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Lead Me To Your Land Of Love
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Down At The Down And Out | Road Back To Loving You Again | Time Has Dried My Tears For You |
Phoenix Outbound Freight Railroad | When Will I Won't | Singing My Troubles To A Longhorn Herd |
Forever Was Never Yesterday | Song Without End

 
Road Back to My Heart (Larry W. Jones 09/07/2008) (song#5801)

Dear, if that guy you think is true
Ever makes you cry, makes you blue
You know the road back to my heart
If future years prove love's a lie
And he moves you to tears you cry
You know the road back to my heart

Now, some call me a fool to be this way
Waiting here for you to return some day
They say that I should make a brand new start
But darling, I just hope and pray
That if you ever lose your way
You know the road back to my heart

- instrumental -

If future years prove love's a lie
And he moves you to tears you cry
You know the road back to my heart
You know the road back to my heart

Now, some call me a fool to be this way
Waiting here for you to return some day
They say that I should make a brand new start
But darling, I just hope and pray
That if you ever lose your way
You know the road back to my heart
    
Heartache I Love Best (Larry W. Jones 09/07/2008) (song#5802)

The heartache I love best is you
I know it's crazy, but it's true
Ever since you went far away
I hear crying steel guitars play
So darling, here's all I can say
The heartache I love best is you

The heartache I love best is you
Why I do, I don't have a clue
Of all my heartaches, you're the best
I don't remember all the rest
I will love you eternally
Though I know it's a tragedy

- instrumental -

If I should ever love again
It would never feel like it's been
I remember the way I felt
Long before that blue day you left
And deep down in my heart I knew 
The heartache I love best is you

The heartache I love best is you
I know it's crazy, but it's true
Ever since you went far away
I hear crying steel guitars play
So darling, here's all I can say
The heartache I love best is you
      
I Gotta Roll (Larry W. Jones 09/08/2008) (song#5803)

Up ahead is Albuquerque
And our spread in New Mexico
Throwin' tread from one rear tire
Drowns out the honky tonk radio
I see the red of a shootin' star
Somewhere far up in the sky
But there ain't no use in makin' a wish
As down the road I fly

I gotta roll
Gotta keep on rollin' down this here road tonight
I gotta roll
Keep on rollin' til I know everything's alright

Pit stop at the trucker's coffee shop
And a piece of pecan pie
Leave a little tip for the whistle stop
And down the road bye bye
Pedal to the metal as down the road
I rattle through the breeze
Feelin' perky, in Albuquerque
My darlin's waitin' for me

- instrumental -

I see the red of a shootin' star
Somewhere far up in the sky
But there ain't no use in makin' a wish
As down the road I fly
I gotta roll
Gotta keep on rollin' down this here road tonight
I gotta roll
Keep on rollin' til I know everything's alright

Pit stop at the trucker's coffee shop
And a piece of pecan pie
Leave a little tip for the whistle stop
And down the road bye bye
Pedal to the metal as down the road
I rattle through the breeze
Feelin' perky, in Albuquerque
My darlin's waitin' for me

I gotta roll
I gotta roll
Gotta keep on rollin' down this here road tonight
      
Has Our Love Ended (Larry W. Jones 09/08/2008) (song#5804)

Dear, has our love ended
Reached the end of the line
Someone else you've befriended
You're no longer mine
I can't believe you're leaving
Taking part of me
Dear, has our love ended
And never more to be

Darling, I don't care to ask
Who's wearing my shoes
I don't dare to ask
When I'll be losing these blues
Dear, has our love ended
To hide eternally
I can see in your eyes
That love has died for me

- instrumental -

I can't believe you're leaving
Taking part of me
Dear, has our love ended
And never more to be

Darling, I don't care to ask
Who's wearing my shoes
I don't dare to ask
When I'll be losing these blues
Dear, has our love ended
To hide eternally
I can see in your eyes
That love has died for me
      
My World Is Beautiful Today (Larry W. Jones 09/08/2008) (song#5805)

My world is beautiful today, fair as the blue skies
(Fair as the blue skies)
Tomorrow will be the same when I'm with you
My world is beautiful today, fair as your blue eyes
(Fair as your blue eyes)
For no sorrow could remain when I'm with you

Oh, I know that clouds may come and rain may fall
But I'll sing out loud that I won't care at all

My world is beautiful today, fair as the blue skies
(Fair as the blue skies)
Tomorrow will be the same when I'm with you

- instrumental -

(My world is beautiful today, fair as the blue skies)
Tomorrow will be the same when I'm with you
(My world is beautiful today, fair as your blue eyes)
For no sorrow could remain when I'm with you

Oh, I know that clouds may come and rain may fall
But I'll sing out loud that I won't care at all

My world is beautiful today, fair as the blue skies
(Fair as the blue skies)
Tomorrow will be the same when I'm with you
My world is beautiful today, fair as your blue eyes
(Fair as your blue eyes)
For no sorrow could remain when I'm with you
      
Etouffee Of The Cajun Bayou (Larry W. Jones 09/08/2008) (song#5806)

Come on Joe, let us go, I'll show you the way-oh
How Cajuns pole little pirogues down the bayou
My Caroline is oh, so fine, don't you know so
Rain or shine, we'll have a good time on the bayou

Etouffee, sweet bouquet of the Cajun bayou
My Caroline is oh, so fine, don't you know so
Jole Blon, sweet Yvonne and my Caroline-oh
Rain or shine, we'll have a good time on the bayou

Kershaw boys, makin' noise, hot Zydeco dancin'
Makin' time with Caroline, hot for romancin'
Come on Joe, let us go, gotta pole that pirogue
Rain or shine, we'll have a good time on the bayou

Etouffee, sweet bouquet of the Cajun bayou
My Caroline is oh, so fine, don't you know so
Jole Blon, sweet Yvonne and my Caroline-oh
Rain or shine, we'll have a good time on the bayou

Gonna marry soon, neath the moon, Cajun way-oh
Hunt racoons, hum some tunes, pick on my old banjo
Drink sweet wine with Caroline, raise Cajun kids-oh      
Rain or shine, we'll have a good time on the bayou

Etouffee, sweet bouquet of the Cajun bayou
My Caroline is oh, so fine, don't you know so
Jole Blon, sweet Yvonne and my Caroline-oh
Rain or shine, we'll have a good time on the bayou
      
Far West Texas Town (Larry W. Jones 09/10/2008) (song#5807)

Fifteen years have come and gone
Since I've seen a peaceful dawn
In that far west Texas town that I call home
Many a trail I've ridden on
Many a tale I've put to song
There's a veil between here and where I belong

A-way over yonder in old El Paso
I roped the cattle with my rawhide lasso
In that far west Texas town that I call home
A-way over yonder in old El Paso
I rode wild broncos as a rodeo pro
In that far west Texas town that I call home

As I sit here, far away
I remember to this day
Trails along the Rio Grande I used to roam
Where calls of the whippoorwills
Falls so lonely from the hills
In that far west Texas town that I call home

A-way over yonder in old El Paso
I roped the cattle with my rawhide lasso
In that far west Texas town that I call home
A-way over yonder in old El Paso
I rode wild broncos as a rodeo pro
In that far west Texas town that I call home

This old cowboy must return
To those joys for which I yearn
In that far west Texas town that I call home
Where the Rio Grand-e flows
And the sage and cactus grows
In that far west Texas town that I call home

A-way over yonder in old El Paso
I roped the cattle with my rawhide lasso
In that far west Texas town that I call home
A-way over yonder in old El Paso
I rode wild broncos as a rodeo pro
In that far west Texas town that I call home
      
Wreck On The Highway To The Blues (Larry W. Jones 09/10/2008) (song#5808)

Well, when I left the farm, I was young in years
Didn't know the meaning, wet behind the ears
My Mama said son, now you better watch out
The big city is fun but it's a bad route

When I got to California, I was feeling fine
I fell in love with the lights that shine
Soon, a west coast darlin' I was callin' mine
But she was somethin' that a farm boy can't use
She was my wreck on the highway to the blues

We were rollin' down the freeway in her Cadillac
Rollin' down the freeway with the top rolled back
Now I know what Mama meant when lights that shine turn black
She had stacked the deck about who she would choose
A boy from the farm was no one she could use
She was my wreck on the highway to the blues

- instrumental -

Well, that girl was too much for a farmer boy like me
Now all I can touch is just her memory
I nearly lost my neck and my heart's broken in two
She was my wreck on the highway to the blues

Now I know what Mama meant when lights that shine turn black
She had stacked the deck about who she would choose
A boy from the farm was no one she could use
She was my wreck on the highway to the blues
      
Now That You're Going Out Of My Mind (Larry W. Jones 09/10/2008) (song#5809)

You only came for visitation
Never meant to stay
It's a shameful situation
That you've now gone away
But now that you're gone
Much peace I find
Now that you're going out of my mind

I had to give up wanting you
Before I went insane
I wasn't really wanting to
But it sure eased the pain
I was so wound up loving you
But now I just unwind
Now that you're going out of my mind

Dear, I figured out too late
That you were the roving kind
And I took the bait
For a treasure trove I didn't find
Well, you almost drove me crazy
But I'm no longer blind
Now that you're going out of my mind

- instrumental -

Dear, I figured out too late
That you were the roving kind
And I took the bait
For a treasure trove I didn't find
Well, you almost drove me crazy
But I'm no longer blind
Now that you're going out of my mind

I was so wound up loving you
But now I just unwind
Now that you're going out of my mind
      
If I Never Owned Your Love (Larry W. Jones 09/11/2008) (song#5810)

I could be a cowboy star
In the Houston rodeo
Or strum my old guitar
In honky tonks where neon glows
Oh, I could do as I please
But I'd never have love's keys
If I never loved you, if I never owned your love

I could ride down a trail
And never think of looking back
Or I could live in a shack
And laugh when the lightning cracked
But none of that would matter
Cause my world would all be black
If I never loved you, if I never owned your love

If I never loved you, if I never owned your love
I never would have known
Why there are sweetheart morning doves
If I never loved you, if I never owned your love
Oh, I never would have known
What two hearts in love can give
If I never loved you, if I never owned your love
I never would have lived
Darling I never would have lived

- instrumental -

I could ride down a trail
And never think of looking back
Or I could live in a shack
And laugh when the lightning cracked
But none of that would matter
Cause my world would all be black
If I never loved you, if I never owned your love
      
To Postpone Love (Larry W. Jones 09/15/2008) (song#5811)

Every day you postpone love
Is another day known for sorrow
So, don't delay until tomorrow
For to postpone love is just
Another day of life thrown away

If your dreams are to come true
Then do your part to give them
For someone else just like you
Might come along and live them

Darling, place your lips on mine
And for you I'll do the same
For to postpone love this time
Is to have blown out the flame

- instrumental -

Dear, the time for love is now
So let's end our loneliness
Together we'll find out how
To find our real happiness

Every day you postpone love
Is another day known for sadness
So, don't delay until tomorrow
Dear, let me bring you gladness
For to postpone love is just
Another day of life thrown away

Dear, listen to what I say
Let's fall deep in love today
For to postpone love is just
Another day of life thrown away
      
Too Deep In Sorrow Too Blue For Tears (Larry W. Jones 09/23/2008) (song#5812)

You broke my heart, dear
You were untrue
We're now apart, dear
What did I do

Time played its hand, dear
Displayed my fears
Too deep in sorrow, too blue for tears

Happy times are ended
Sad times are coming true
You now have a new love
And I have these old blues

They say you're laughing
I have no cheer
Too deep in sorrow, too blue for tears

You broke your vows, dear
Now we're apart
I don't know how, dear
You had the heart

I was so faithful
Through all our years
Too deep in sorrow, too blue for tears

- instrumental -

You ran around, dear
You had your way
You brought me down, dear
I have to pay

But I still love you
Though it appears
Too deep in sorrow, too blue for tears

Last night I dreamed, dear
That you're still mine
Today it seems, dear
It was just the wine

Our love's now over
Just wasted years
Too deep in sorrow, too blue for tears
      
Cowpokes Not Plow Folks (Larry W. Jones 09/26/2008) (song#5813)

Ride, ride, ride o'er the prairie
Ride, ride, ride, the wind is free
Blazing cattle trails is our way
For roving cowboys are we

Ride, ride, ride, though life's contrary
Ride, ride, ride, the wind is free
We're cowpokes, not plow folks
Broke but strong as oak folks
Cow trails are our destiny
Cow trails are our destiny

(Ride, ride, ride, though life's contrary)
(Ride, ride, ride, the wind is free)
We're cowpokes, not plow folks
Broke but strong as oak folks
Cow trails are our destiny
Cow trails are our destiny

We've rode to Colorado in the winter
We've heard coyotes howling in the wild
We've heard the whippoorwills calling
We've seen stars when they were falling
And longhorns stampeding when they were riled
We've fought for our lives with outlaws
Who tried to steal our cattle running free
We've lived through all the dangers
Like bold and fearless rangers
For roving cowboys are we

Ride, ride, ride o'er the prairie
Ride, ride, ride, the wind is free
Blazing cattle trails is our way
For roving cowboys are we
Ride, ride, ride, though life's contrary
Ride, ride, ride, the wind is free
We're cowpokes, not plow folks
Broke but strong as oak folks
Cow trails are our destiny
Cow trails are our destiny

(Ride, ride, ride o'er the prairie)
(Ride, ride, ride, the wind is free)
(Blazing cattle trails is our way)
(For roving cowboys are we)
(Ride, ride, ride, though life's contrary)
(Ride, ride, ride, the wind is free)
(We're cowpokes, not plow folks)
(Broke but strong as oak folks)
(Cow trails are our destiny)
(Cow trails are our destiny)

We're cowpokes, not plow folks
Broke but strong as oak folks
Cow trails are our destiny
Cow trails are our destiny
      
Fortune Of Your Love (Larry W. Jones 09/26/2008) (song#5814)

Dear, if I could build a castle made of gold
Decorated with the light of stars above
The only treasure that I would long to hold
Would be the fortune of your love

And dear, if I owned a fleet of ships that sail
To bring home to me all the pearls in the sea
My darling, they would all be to no avail
If your love wasn't here with me
 
The only thing I need that money can't buy
Is love in word and deed and you by my side

- instrumental - 

And dear, if I owned a fleet of ships that sail
To bring home to me all the pearls in the sea
My darling, they would all be to no avail
If your love wasn't here with me
 
The only thing I need that money can't buy
Is love in word and deed and you by my side

Dear, if I could build a castle made of gold
Decorated with the light of stars above
The only treasure that I would long to hold
Would be the fortune of your love
      
The Prisoner's Song (Larry W. Jones 10/01/2008) (song#5815)

This old prison is so cold and lonely
All the walls are made of hard granite stone
I wouldn't be in prison, if only
Oh, if I had left well enough alone

As I look through the bars at the starlight
I'm thinking of that girl who was my own
And I dream about her in the midnight
As mournfully I sing The Prisoner's Song

The warden said I must die tomorrow
And my sweetheart will be left all alone
Oh, I'm not the only one in sorrow
Many others have sung The Prisoner's Song

- instrumental -

Now, my sweetheart and I planned together
To live in a small cottage I would build
Tomorrow I'll be laid neath the heather
For a crime another man has fulfilled

If only I could fly o'er the rampart
I'd tell my sweetheart that I did no wrong
Maybe she would open up her kind heart
And I wouldn't sing this Prisoner's Song
      
The Dying Cowboy (Larry W. Jones 10/02/2008) (song#5816)

He said, bury me not on the lone prairie
Those were the begging words he there did employ
His request was made to us so mournfully
As we all gathered round the dying cowboy

Sorrow and pain was etched on his furrowed brow
He thought of his loving family back home
But dark shadows of death were drawing close now
For the dying cowboy on the prairie loam

He remembered the love in his mother's words
And the call of the dove mid the prairie flowers
Bury me not on the lone prairie was heard
As he whispered about joyful childhood hours

He said that he wished to be laid, when he died
In the old church yard where it would bring him joy
As we all gathered round and kneeled by his side
We gave soothing words to the dying cowboy

He said, bury me not on the lone prairie
My brother, sister and mother won't be there
And my daddy, I know, he still cares for me
So don't bury me here, is my final prayer

Oh, bury me not, that was his final sound
But the shovels the cowboys would then deploy
And we dug a hole in the hard prairie ground
Buried on the prairie the dying cowboy

Where the purple sage and prairie flowers bloom
Wind and rain the tombstone sign would soon destroy
We all rode away with our hearts filled with gloom
From the prairie tomb of the dying cowboy
      
I'm Thinking Tonight Of My Blue Eyes (Larry W. Jones 10/02/2008) (song#5817)

I never thought of love as like the weather
That turns so cold when the evening sun has set
Even though you and I, dear, aren't together
Sure as the sun will rise, I'll never forget

Darling, I'm thinking tonight of my blue eyes
For you're the only love my eyes yearn to see
My dear, I'm thinking tonight of my blue eyes
My heart cries for you deep down inside of me

Oh, what happened to those vows that you made, dear
Just what was it that aroused your love to part
Oh, how I wish that you'd return to me, dear
And help me to mend this sad and broken heart

- instrumental -

Darling, I'm thinking tonight of my blue eyes
For you're the only love my eyes yearn to see
My dear, I'm thinking tonight of my blue eyes
My heart cries for you deep down inside of me

Oh, if you don't return before I die, dear
Then please just send to my grave a sweet bouquet
Write a note on the card there where I lie, dear
He has died because his blue eyes went away

Darling, I'm thinking tonight of my blue eyes
For you're the only love my eyes yearn to see
My dear, I'm thinking tonight of my blue eyes
My heart cries for you deep down inside of me
      
Hurricane Ike (Larry W. Jones 10/03/2008) (song#5818)

Hurricane in the gulf, the waves were gettin' rough
His old boat was leaking bad on the downwind run
Hear the strong storm winds wail, better stow the main sail
Forty more miles to go to Galveston
Forty nautical miles to Galveston

There in the harbor cove, hot supper's on the stove
And his sweet darlin's love could never be outdone
His hands tight on the wheel, boat was startin' to keel
Twenty more miles to go to Galveston
Twenty nautical miles to Galveston
 
Hard rain was comin' down, strike the main or he'll drown
Wish he had some more of the daylight and the sun
One thing he can't deny, wish he was home and dry
Just ten more miles to go to Galveston
Just ten nautical miles to Galveston

This storm is misery, waves rollin', he can't see
He wonders if he'll see tomorrow's welcome sun
Now time to come about, ride the hurricane out
Just five more miles to go to Galveston
Just five nautical miles to Galveston

On the hurricane bore, they found his boat on shore
The tall mast was broken, the angry seas had won
His hands were on the wheel, but life the sea would steal
When the hurricane named Ike hit Galveston
When the hurricane named Ike hit Galveston
      
Tracks Of My Tears (Larry W. Jones 10/03/2008) (song#5819)

The tracks of my tears run cross country
Wherever I have been or will go
The tracks of my tears come to haunt me
Whenever a love comes and then goes

I thought I'd found love down in Houston
But my heart was railroaded, I'm sure
And the tracks of my tears flowed through some
Of the towns where I felt so secure

I met a real darlin' in Georgia
But her quarrelin' sent me on a train
She needs a bank roll that's much larger
The tracks of my tears look just like rain

- instrumental -

I rode the rails to California
Looked for someone to love in the sun
But if you go there, let me warn ya
Women will put your heart on the run 

The tracks of my tears run cross country
Wherever I have been or will go
The tracks of my tears come to haunt me
Whenever a love comes and then goes
      
Mississippi Lullaby (Larry W. Jones 10/03/2008) (song#5820)

New Orleans streets are sleeping
Night breezes come creeping around
Lights on Basin Street are shining
That crescent city of renown

Old folks are rocking and yawning
Now say goodnight and go to bed
The clock's tick-tocking til morning
Another day is straight ahead

As soft New Orleans evening falls
A dark velvet veil covers all
Hear Mississippi tugboats call
Like a whippoorwill's lonesome cry
Muddy waters at night supplies
A Mississippi lullaby

- instrumental -

The city is peaceful at dark
After all the jazz throngs are past
Things go quiet in Jackson Park
Bourbon Street goes to bed at last

Tomorrow the hot sun will gleam
On muddy Mississippi's stream
But tonight the tugboats all cry
A Mississippi lullaby

Hear Mississippi tugboats call
Like a whippoorwill's lonesome cry
Muddy waters at night supplies
A Mississippi lullaby
      
She's Back On My Mind Again (Larry W. Jones 10/04/2008) (song#5821)

I thought I was over that girl and fancy free
I even started writing cheerful country songs
But now I know my mind was playing tricks on me
Cause all those songs end up about a love gone wrong

She's back on my mind again, where she's always been
I tried to find a place to hide but couldn't win
She's back on my mind again, like some next of kin
My heart cannot mend, she's back on my mind again

- instrumental -

Time after time I thought that I was doing fine
But I guess I ought to have known that I'd be wrong
Oh, it seems like a crime that she's no longer mine
And here I am singing another lost love song

She's back on my mind again, where she's always been
I tried to find a place to hide but couldn't win
She's back on my mind again, like some next of kin
My heart cannot mend, she's back on my mind again

She's back on my mind again, where she's always been
I tried to find a place to hide but couldn't win
She's back on my mind again, like some next of kin
My heart cannot mend, she's back on my mind again
      
On The Cow Town Trail (Larry W. Jones 11/02/2008) (song#5822)

We arise when it's still dark
On the cow town trail
And we hear the cow dogs bark
All to no avail
Then we make our ponies run
Til they've lost their spark
Herdin' cattle in the sun
On the cow town trail

We hear the big trail boss call
On the cow town trail
Cowboys ride in saddles tall
Through rain, sleet 'n hail
In the stirrups all day long
Til night comes to call
Then we sing old cowboy songs
On the cow town trail

We drive longhorns in the sun
On the cow town trail
Cowboy's work is never done
Til we reach that rail
When the sun sets in the west
The view ain't outdone
Life is hard but it's still blessed
On the cow town trail

Now there's cowboy buckeroos
On the cow town trail
And a cowboy's life they'll choose
Though mothers may wail
Another life might be best
But those we can't use
It's just the way of the west
On the cow town trail

Now, if anyone needs help
On the cow town trail
He'll just have to help himself
When he's feelin' pale
Greenhorns start out ridin' drag
Just suckin' up the dust
And we're sweatin', bout to gag
On the cow town trail
      
Old Shorty (Larry W. Jones 11/02/2008) (song#5823)

There's a barren bunk in the bunkhouse today
There's a horse with its head hanging down
His saddle and his bridle's all stowed away
Shorty's gone, no more to come around
There's a trail every cowboy must ride
One that leads over the Great Divide
There's a barren bunk in the bunkhouse
Good Old Shorty has made his last ride

Old Shorty was out on the trail yesterday
When a blizzard blew in on the breeze
Holding his hat on his head in skies of gray
He heard a doggie bawl from the freeze
That poor doggie was lost from the herd
And his sad bawling old Shorty heard
There's a barren bunk in the bunkhouse
The eyes of every cowboy is blurred

Old Shorty wrapped up the doggie in his arms
And headed back to the old corral
In the blizzard he kept the small doggie warm
But lost the trail to his saddle pals
Old Shorty found the bunkhouse at last
Many hours in the blizzard had passed
There's a barren bunk in the bunkhouse
Unto a cowboy, death had been cast

There's a barren bunk in the bunkhouse today
There's a horse with its head hanging down
His saddle and his bridle's all stowed away
Shorty's gone, no more to come around
There's a trail every cowboy must ride
One that leads over the Great Divide
There's a barren bunk in the bunkhouse
Good Old Shorty has made his last ride
      
Half Of A Double (Larry W. Jones 11/03/2008) (song#5824)

When she said goodbye yesterday
I knew I was in big trouble when she left
Yeah, she just up and went away
Left my heart in one big rubble on the shelf

So now I've started in thinkin'
Fore she has a chance to escape
Gotta stop this heavy drinkin'
Try to get my life back in shape

Joe, pour me half of a double
Tonight I need to comprehend
Just why I'm in all this trouble
Pour me half of a double, my friend

- instrumental -

I know it's only half past ten
I've got half a mind to forget
But I've got an old love to mend
And the other half would regret

Now, I don't know where that girl's gone
But I know I can't carry on with this tab
Joe, cut my tab in half at dawn
And Joe, when I'm all done, just call for a cab

Joe, pour me half of a double
Tonight I need to comprehend
Just why I'm in all this trouble
Pour me half of a double, my friend

Joe, pour me half of a double
Tonight I need to comprehend
Just why I'm in all this trouble
Pour me half of a double
Pour me half of a double
Joe, pour me half of a double, my friend
      
Wreck Of The Old 97 (Larry W. Jones 11/03/2008) (song#5825)

The route from Monroe to Spencer was rolling terrain
Mail was there on time on the Southern Railway fast train
The day, t'was a Sunday, in the year nineteen oh three
September twenty seven went down in history

The train had late arrival in Monroe, Virginia
Ninety Seven had the speed like a fire within ya
Just one hour late was nothing for this steam condenser
Old Ninety Seven would make up that time to Spencer

Many signs were posted to warn of steep grades and curves
But the Fast Mail was driven by guts and steady nerves
North Carolina was a hundred sixty six miles
Engineer Broadey said he would make it there in style

Danville's Stillhouse Trestle was seventy five feet high
And old Ninety Seven made the approach on the fly
To make that curve before the trestle was looking bleak
Nine good men died at the bottom of Cherrystone Creek

The wreck of the old Ninety Seven is history
And just why it left the tracks is no man's mystery
Now, Southern Railway wanted the mail to be on time
But Danville's Stillhouse trestle was the end of the line

All you fair ladies, when you write your love a letter
Don't be so worried about getting it there on time
Some engineer may speed even though he knows better
The wreck of Old Ninety Seven wasn't worth your dime
      
Wildwood Flower (Larry W. Jones 11/05/2008) (song#5826)

She was the sweetest wild flower the woods ever knew
Just as fresh as the morning when covered with dew
Oh how I long to hold her for just one more hour
How my arms would enfold her, my sweet wildwood flower

We danced and we mingled mid pine trees on the hill
The woods heard our laughter and bluebirds sang their trill
Oh, our love was as tall and as strong as a tower
How I would give my all for my sweet wildwood flower

- instrumental -

Time can be cruel when it comes to matters of heart
For mine is now in tatters and all torn apart
I tried to hold onto dreams with all of my power
But now she's gone forever, my sweet wildwood flower

She went and wed another who took her away
And bitter tears I still shed til this very day
Oh, why does it happen that cruel time can devour
A heart so full of love for my sweet wildwood flower
      
Tumbling Tumbleweeds (Larry W. Jones 11/06/2008) (song#5827)

As tumbling tumbleweeds go rolling along
I feel in my heart the need for old western songs
Cause out on the range the feeling in me is strong
That I belong to the ways of the tumbling tumbleweeds

Now, I've been a rover since I was born
A drover of cattle called the longhorn
It's never over, for there's a new morn
I'll spend my days in the ways of the tumbling tumbleweeds

- instrumental -

I once thought that I'd wed and settle down
But that trail only led to some big town
That's why you'll find me still riding around
Out on the range abiding with the tumbling tumbleweeds

I know the day will come along when I
Will no more be able to rope and ride
So cowboys, promise me this when I die
You'll bury me with the seeds of the tumbling tumbleweeds
      
There's Nowhere I Can Go (Larry W. Jones 11/10/2008) (song#5828)

There's nowhere I can go to forget you
Nowhere to hide from your old memory
There's nowhere I can go to forget you
I'll just reside where love's forgotten me

I never tell my friends how you changed, dear
So I've rearranged my life just for show
I go to the same old places for cheer
But the same old faces will never know

There's nowhere I can go to forget you
Nowhere to hide from your old memory
There's nowhere I can go to forget you
I'll just reside where love's forgotten me

- instrumental -

I knew when you left, I'd not forget you
Although I've tried, I cannot set you free
My aching heart is full of regret, too
Cause I just can't forget your memory 

There's nowhere I can go to forget you
Nowhere to hide from your old memory
There's nowhere I can go to forget you
I'll just reside where love's forgotten me
      
Blue Mexican Moonlight (Larry W. Jones 11/11/2008) (song#5829)

I fell in love under Mexican moonlight
Down in old Mexicali one eve
And the red lips I kissed were such a delight
I never meant a heart to deceive

I was foolish to break vows to another
When I whispered words I couldn't keep
And now I just cannot go on any further
Blue Mexican moonlight makes me weep

Now I weep for someone whose heart is broken
And sometimes I think my heart will die
Those broken vows should never have been spoken
Who can forgive a lover's goodbye

- instrumental -

I fell in love under Mexican moonlight
Down in old Mexicali one eve
And the red lips I kissed were such a delight
I never meant a heart to deceive

I was foolish to break vows to another
When I whispered words I couldn't keep
And now I just cannot go on any further
Blue Mexican moonlight makes me weep
      
Mexicali Rose (Larry W. Jones 11/11/2008) (song#5830)

That sad day I said I had to go away
I saw teardrops flow from Mexicali Rose
For her my heart would burn each and every day
Just when I would return, I said heaven knows

I tried to dry her brown eyes of every tear
And begged her not to frown when soft moonlight glows
I held her tightly once more and whispered, dear
I'll return for you, sweet Mexicali Rose

My Mexicali Rose faded from my view
As across the Rio Grande my pony flew
Mexicali Rose would be faithful, I knew
Until my return under clear skies of blue

- instrumental -

That sad day I said I had to go away
I saw teardrops flow from Mexicali Rose
For her my heart would burn each and every day
Just when I would return, I said heaven knows

I tried to dry her brown eyes of every tear
And begged her not to frown when soft moonlight glows
I held her tightly once more and whispered, dear
I'll return for you, sweet Mexicali Rose
I'll return for you, sweet Mexicali Rose
      
I Almost Lost My Mind (Larry W. Jones 11/11/2008) (song#5831)

I finally got it through my head
Your love is for someone else instead
Yes, I made myself believe we're through
I quit walking up and down the hall
I quit talking to intruding walls
I almost lost my mind over you
I almost lost my mind over you

Yes, I think I almost lost my mind
Tried not to think of it all the time
I almost went crazy, that I know
I know I didn't have far to go
The way you treated me was a shame
Although defeated, I'm not to blame
I almost lost my mind over you

- instrumental -

Your letters I finally burned
Your gold wedding ring has been returned
Just some of the foolish things I do
I almost lost my mind over you
I finally have learned how to laugh
Oh, but thanks to you, on my behalf
I almost lost my mind over you

I finally have learned how to laugh
Oh, but thanks to you, on my behalf
I almost lost my mind over you
      
Hank Stone From San Antone (Larry W. Jones 11/13/2008) (song#5832)

I once met a cowboy in San Antonio
He spoke with a drawlin' Texas tone
Senoritas knew him around the Alamo
As cowboy Hank Stone from San Antone

Cowboy Hank was a local hero to the girls
Nobody ever saw him alone
Where the river flows along, he gave them a whirl
That cowboy Hank Stone from San Antone

He rode broncos in the rodeo
Hank Stone from San Antone
Local hero of the Alamo
Hank Stone from San Antone

He never missed a chance to kiss a new romance
And there were plenty that he called his very own
He never was alone wherever he would roam
But Hank Stone was more at home in old San Antone

- instrumental -

Now, cowboy Hank had a friend in Ruidoso
By the name Joe Baker, there was known
On Joe Baker's BackForty Bunkhouse radio
Were songs of Hank Stone from San Antone

He never missed a chance to kiss a new romance
And there were plenty that he called his very own
He never was alone wherever he would roam
But Hank Stone was more at home in old San Antone

He rode broncos in the rodeo
Hank Stone from San Antone
Local hero of the Alamo
Hank Stone from San Antone
      
Blanket Of Snow (Larry W. Jones 11/18/2008) (song#5833)

I sadly watch snow fall in the evening
Looks like the storm will last all night
Little Johnny won't know of my grieving
Playing gladly in snow so white

But snowfall only makes me remember
That dear one who despised the cold
My darlin's asleep since last December
In a grave that time can't unfold

I wait for this long winter to depart
So birds can sing and flowers grow
My love's still just as strong for my sweetheart
Asleep 'neath a blanket of snow

- instrumental -

As little Johnny looks up from his bed
He asks me why snow is so cold
I answer him with a tear that I shed
You'll understand when you've grown old

I tell him a bedtime story drama
And hold him as the lights are low
But my hug is also for his mama
Asleep 'neath a blanket of snow

I wait for this long winter to depart
So birds can sing and flowers grow
My love's still just as strong for my sweetheart
Asleep 'neath a blanket of snow
      
Too Bad The Good Is Gone (Larry W. Jones 11/19/2008) (song#5834)

Today a letter came from my old friend
A guy I used to pal around with long ago
He wondered how my gal and I have been
I guess he didn't know I lost you long ago

I wish I didn't have to live a lie
And sometimes I feel like I just can't carry on
My mind thinks my poor heart is gonna die
Life is so sad and it's too bad the good is gone

It's so hard to keep on tryin'
With everything that could go wrong
It's so sad to keep on cryin'
And it's too bad the good is gone

- instrumental -

Yesterday she was my love and my friend
But yesterday was here and gone so long ago
I'll just write my friend that we're fine, but then
I guess he'll never know I lost you long ago

It's so hard to keep on tryin'
With everything that could go wrong
It's so sad to keep on cryin'
And it's too bad the good is gone

Oh, it's too bad the good is gone
      
Yellow Moon Of Kentucky (Larry W. Jones 11/20/2008) (song#5835)

Yellow moon of Kentucky, your beams are glowing
You seem to know just what's going on
Yellow moon of Kentucky, your beams are glowing
Showing me the one my heart will own

Here in this soft Kentucky moonlight
A fellow knows when love's light is right
Yellow moon of Kentucky, your beams are glowing
Love's growing in Kentucky tonight

Yellow moon of Kentucky, your beams are glowing
You seem to know just what's going on

- instrumental -

Yellow moon of Kentucky, your beams are glowing
You seem to know just what's going on
Yellow moon of Kentucky, your beams are glowing
Showing me the one my heart will own

Here in this soft Kentucky moonlight
A fellow knows when love's light is right
Yellow moon of Kentucky, your beams are glowing
Love's growing in Kentucky tonight
      
Canary With A Solitary Heart (Larry W. Jones 11/20/2008) (song#5836)

I once saw a yellow canary
Fly to a tree for a song to start
But his song wasn't very merry
He was a canary with a solitary heart

Now, I'm like that yellow canary
I'm free but soon tears are gonna start
Yes, I'm like that yellow canary
Cause I'm just a fellow with a solitary heart

My true love has gone and flown away
Her escape was like a work of art
If I had known that I'd see this day
I wouldn't be in this shape, a solitary heart

- instrumental -

My true love has gone and flown away
Her escape was like a work of art
If I had known that I'd see this day
I wouldn't be in this shape, a solitary heart

I once saw a yellow canary
Fly to a tree for a song to start
But his song wasn't very merry
He was a canary with a solitary heart

I once saw a yellow canary
Canary with a solitary heart
      
My First And Only Love (Larry W. Jones 11/27/2008) (song#5837)

I placed a ring on your finger
You placed your hand in mine to hold
Memories of children linger
Like miracles of finest gold

You're my comfort when I'm worried
Like a cold hand warmed by a glove
Words of love are never hurried
Dear, you're my first and only love

When I need trust and understanding
You're always ready to provide
You're never harsh or demanding
Since that day you stood by my side

Words of love are never hurried
Dear, you're my first and only love

- instrumental -

You're my comfort when I'm worried
Like a cold hand warmed by a glove
Words of love are never hurried
Dear, you're my first and only love

When I need trust and understanding
You're always ready to provide
You're never harsh or demanding
Since that day you stood by my side

Words of love are never hurried
Dear, you're my first and only love
      
Time For Tears Again (Larry W. Jones 11/27/2008) (song#5838)

Well, it's time for tears again, cause you're departing
Your bags are packed, along with souvenirs
Oh, I can hear the goodbyes already starting
My eyes are dim because it's time for tears

Now I have heard that out of sight means out of mind
And there's a sliver line behind the cloud
Oh, but there's no word for this sorrow that I find
For those broken promises that were vowed

Well, it's time for tears again, cause you're departing
Your bags are packed, along with souvenirs
Oh, I can hear the goodbyes already starting
My eyes are dim because it's time for tears

- instrumental -

Darling, this time you say you won't be returning
Though I'm begging you to stay as before
Oh, don't you know that for you my love is burning
It's time for tears again inside these doors

Well, it's time for tears again, cause you're departing
Your bags are packed, along with souvenirs
Oh, I can hear the goodbyes already starting
My eyes are dim because it's time for tears

It's time for tears again inside these doors
      
My Heart Never Forgot (Larry W. Jones 11/28/2008) (song#5839)

I cleaned out the closet yesterday
And found your old letters packed away
Sweet old memories came back so fast
That brought bitter tears I thought had passed

Oh, my heart never forgot
No, my heart never forgot
I found someone else to share my life
And I thought my mind was free from strife
But my heart never forgot
No, my heart never forgot

A reflection on a crowed bus
A small conversation you discuss
Music coming from the radio
Can cause your beating heart so much woe

Oh, my heart never forgot
No, my heart never forgot
I found someone else to share my life
And I thought my mind was free from strife
But my heart never forgot
No, my heart never forgot

- instrumental -

A reflection on a crowed bus
A small conversation you discuss
Music coming from the radio
Can cause your beating heart so much woe

Oh, my heart never forgot
No, my heart never forgot
I found someone else to share my life
And I thought my mind was free from strife
But my heart never forgot
No, my heart never forgot
      
Cattle Call (Larry W. Jones 11/28/2008) (song#5840)

Where longhorns are lowin', purple sage is growin'
Cowboys are ridin' tall
A guitar is strummin', just right for all hummin'
The cowboys cattle call

When the moon shines at night, means the weather is right
No rain is gonna fall
And the sun in the day, shows the cattle that stray
Far from their cattle call

They ride o'er the prairie, until they get weary
Of hearin' doggies bawl
But cowboys are healthy, though they're never wealthy
Singin' their cattle call

- instrumental -

They're at home on the range, cowboys will never change
Spring, Winter, Summer, Fall
The plains they're surveying, they're guitars are playing
The cowboys cattle call

They ride o'er the prairie, until they get weary
Of hearin' doggies bawl
But cowboys are healthy, though they're never wealthy
Singin' their cattle call
      
The Wayward Wind (Larry W. Jones 11/28/2008) (song#5841)

Now, the wayward wind is nobody's friend
All it knows to do is wander
And that's how I've been and my life I'll spend
Wherever blows the wayward wind

There never was a way to make me stay
Never was a load on my back bestowed
On the outward bound is where I'll be found
The wayward wind blows down a lonely road

Now, the wayward wind is nobody's friend
All it knows to do is wander
And that's how I've been and my life I'll spend
Wherever blows the wayward wind

- instrumental -

Once I fell in love with a blue eyed girl
She vowed that she would ever do her part
But when she left to see the big wide world
I felt the wayward wind begin to start

Now, the wayward wind is nobody's friend
All it knows to do is wander
And that's how I've been and my life I'll spend
Wherever blows the wayward wind

And that's how I've been and my life I'll spend
Wherever blows the wayward wind
      
Green Grow The Lilacs (Larry W. Jones 11/28/2008) (song#5842)

Green grow the lilacs for hearts that prove true
Green grow the lilacs, for not me and you
If e're we shall meet, I'll bid you adieu
Green grow the lilacs, but my heart is blue

I loved that sweet darlin', now I have none
Her strife and her quarrelin' caused me to run
She now loves another far o'er the sea
Green grow the lilacs, but no more for me

Green grow the lilacs for hearts that prove true
Green grow the lilacs, for not me and you
If e're we shall meet, I'll bid you adieu
Green grow the lilacs, but my heart is blue

- instrumental -

I sent her letters on ships of tall sail
I begged her return, but to no avail
The letter she sent from far o'er the sea
Said green grow the lilacs right here for me

Green grow the lilacs for hearts that prove true
Green grow the lilacs, for not me and you
If e're we shall meet, I'll bid you adieu
Green grow the lilacs, but my heart is blue
      
How Lovely She Is (Larry W. Jones 12/04/2008) (song#5843)

When we go out to a big shindig
As soon as we walk across the floor
Everybody's eyes open up big
She doesn't know it's her they adore

How lovely she is, she doesn't realize
How lovely she is, doesn't fully apprise
How lovely she is, nobody can ignore
But she's not the kind who's keeping score

- instrumental -

When we go out to a restaurant
To wait on her is what waiters want
How lovely she is, she just seems to not see
Oh, but I know how lovely she is to me

How lovely she is, she doesn't realize
How lovely she is, doesn't fully apprise
How lovely she is, nobody can ignore
But she's not the kind who's keeping score

- instrumental -

In the morning without her makeup
I watch her warming my coffee cup
How lovely she is, she's just like a sweet dream
And her modesty is just what I esteem

How lovely she is, she doesn't realize
How lovely she is, doesn't fully apprise
How lovely she is, nobody can ignore
But she's not the kind who's keeping score

How lovely she is, she just seems to not see
Oh, but I know how lovely she is to me
      
Candy Kisses (Larry W. Jones 12/09/2008) (song#5844)

Dear, I sent you candy kisses the other day
To remind you I'm still here, though you're far away
Candy kisses are in paper, the twisted kind
Dear, how I've wished your sweet kisses were still all mine

Dear, you never meant it when you said you would stay
Like candy kisses, love for me melted away
Darling, I guess I had felt it from time to time
Like love, I sent you candy kisses to unwind

- instrumental -

Dear, you never meant it when you said you would stay
Like candy kisses, love for me melted away
Darling, I guess I had felt it from time to time
Like love, I sent you candy kisses to unwind

Dear, I never knew that rainbows could turn to gray
I never knew that thorns hide in a sweet bouquet
And like sweet candy, I thought you were so divine
Those candy kisses mean you'll never more be mine

And like sweet candy, I thought you were so divine
Those candy kisses mean you'll never more be mine
      
As Often As It Snows In Houston (Larry W. Jones 12/10/2008) (song#5845)

Dear, if you think I'll beg for your return
When the wind blows in Wintertime
And if you think my love for you will burn
The way it did when you were mine
Then you just don't understand how it goes
How love comes from a dying rose

It's about as often as it snows in Houston
Darling, if you think that I'll still want you
It's about as often as it snows in Houston
That's how seldom you made my dreams come true

- instrumental -

Dear, if you think I'll beg for your return
When the wind blows in Wintertime
And if you think my love for you will burn
The way it did when you were mine

It's about as often as it snows in Houston
Darling, if you think that I'll still want you
It's about as often as it snows in Houston
That's how seldom you made my dreams come true

It's about as often as it snows in Houston
Darling, if you think that I'll still want you
It's about as often as it snows in Houston
That's how seldom you made my dreams come true
      
Bona Fide Cowboy (Larry W. Jones 12/14/2008) (song#5846)

His saddle cinch is worn, his hat's seen better times
His gloves hide weathered hands that show the prairie grime
But he's still tall and handsome, he ain't no decoy
He's the call of the wild, a bona fide cowboy

He sleeps out on the prairie where whippoorwills call
His mind ain't weary about hearin' doggies bawl
Ridin' in the roundups is somethin' he enjoys
Pard, from the ground up, he's a bona fide cowboy

- instrumental -

There's a lady who still loves him, never a doubt
Hangs his clothes on the line without a pout
And there's a son they both raised with some pain but lots of joy
One day he'll be praised, he's a bona fide cowboy
 
His saddle cinch is worn, his hat's seen better times
His gloves hide weathered hands that show the prairie grime
But he's still tall and handsome, he ain't no decoy
He's the call of the wild, a bona fide cowboy

He sleeps out on the prairie where whippoorwills call
His mind ain't weary about hearin' doggies bawl
Ridin' in the roundups is somethin' he enjoys
Pard, from the ground up, he's a bona fide cowboy

But he's still tall and handsome, he ain't no decoy
He's the call of the wild, a bona fide cowboy
      
Your New Glow (Larry W. Jones 12/30/2008) (song#5847)

Your face has a new glow, darlin'
And the meaning behind it, I have read
Guess you think I don't know, darlin'
The sweet love you once had for me is dead

Your face is still of an angel
It shines for someone here below
But it's not for me, I can tell
I can see it in your new glow

Recall your words to me, darlin
Before sad winds for me began to blow
Your love was just for me, darlin'
But now it's for another man, I know

Your face is still of an angel
It shines for someone here below
But it's not for me, I can tell
I can see it in your new glow

- instrumental -

You still have sparkles in your eyes
Just like I have seen there so many times
But sparkles can't hide your disguise
I know your glow for someone else now shines

Your face is still of an angel
It shines for someone here below
But it's not for me, I can tell
I can see it in your new glow

Your face is still of an angel
It shines for someone here below
But it's not for me, I can tell
I can see it in your new glow
      
Come On In If You're Out Of Love Again (Larry W. Jones 01/09/2009) (song#5848)

I saw that pout on your face the other day
Is it all about your love he threw away
Dear, we can try to give it another spin
Well, come on in if you're out of love again

Darling, you don't need to be out there alone
There's no cheer when love affairs grow cold as stone
I'll never ask who you've seen or where you've been
Well, come on in if you're out of love again

There's no doubt about the look that I can see
You thought it out and now you've come back to me
Let's start a new book and then let love begin
Well, come on in if you're out of love again

- instrumental -

Darling, you don't need to be out there alone
There's no cheer when love affairs grow cold as stone
I'll never ask who you've seen or where you've been
Well, come on in if you're out of love again

There's no doubt about the look that I can see
You thought it out and now you've come back to me
Let's start a new book and then let love begin
Well, come on in if you're out of love again

Dear, come on in if you're out of love again
      
Searching Just For You (Larry W. Jones 03/01/2009) (song#5849)

The blue bird searches for songs to sing
He needs more that just a few
Each song heard belongs to love on wing
I'm searching for love songs too

Searching just for you, I'll pursue, you dear
Loving you so true, shedding too, a tear

Mem'ries are all I hold
Mem'ries are growing old
Searching just for you
Hoping you need love songs too

- instrumental -

Soft moonlight shadows now are calling
That's when I miss you so much
And tears of sorrow now are falling
For your sweet kiss and your touch

Searching just for you, I'll pursue, you dear
Loving you so true, shedding too, a tear

Mem'ries are all I hold
Mem'ries are growing old
Searching just for you
Hoping you need love songs too
      
Pass My Heart On By (Larry W. Jones 03/05/2009) (song#5850)

I knew I could never pretend it
That I could live life feeling so blue
So I was glad when I could end it
And feeling that I was over you

Now you're here again, I wonder why
The same old line from the same old song
You're having fun with the same old guy
With your same old heart that's made from stone

Why can't you pass my heart on by
You can't harass me when you're gone
Why can't you pass my heart on by
My heart's not like yours, made of stone

- instrumental -

I was like a moth drawn to your flame
Once I was your fav'rite heartbreak pawn
But I thought that I had beat your game
That fine day I found that you were gone

Now you're here again, I wonder why
The same old line from the same old song
You're having fun with the same old guy
With your same old heart that's made from stone

Why can't you pass my heart on by
You can't harass me when you're gone
Why can't you pass my heart on by
My heart's not like yours, made of stone

Why can't you pass my heart on by
Pass my heart on by
      
I'm Sending You My Pillow (Larry W. Jones 03/12/2009) (song#5851)

I'm sending you my pillow for you to dream on
Though I know it's no guarantee
I'm sending you my pillow for you to dream on
Hoping that you still dream of me

My darling, this old house is empty without you
My dreams of you won't let me be
I'm sending you my pillow for you to dream on
Hoping that you still dream of me

(instrumental)

I'm sending you my pillow for you to dream on
Just maybe that will be the key
I'm sending you my pillow for you to dream on
Hoping that you still dream of me

Sweetheart, it's been a long old time since you left me
But my heart can never be free
I'm sending you my pillow for you to dream on
Hoping that you still dream of me

Darling, do you still dream of me
      
Sugarplum Kisses (Larry W. Jones 03/14/2009) (song#5852)

Sugarplum kisses from your sweet lips
Mean more to me than any before
Sugarplum kisses from your sweet lips
I'd rather have yours forevermore

You know I mean it each time I whisper
Darling, I love you, next to your ear
Sugarplum kisses from your sweet lips
I'd rather kiss yours, forever dear

(instrumental)

We'll build a big mansion on a hill, dear
Fill it with love so you won't be blue
I'll be true to you, oh yes I will, dear
And have your kisses my whole life through

No other love could bring me such gladness
Than your sweet love whenever you're near
Sugarplum kisses from your sweet lips
I'd rather kiss yours, forever dear
      
You Broke My Chain Of Broken Dreams (Larry W. Jones 03/18/2009) (song#5853)

Now, sometimes a chain can be a good thing
It can hold a ship steady in the stream
But my chain of lost dreams were just tokens
Of songs my heart wasn't ready to sing

I had a chain of dreams that were broken
Seems all of them were only lover's schemes
You ended my pain with words unspoken
The day you broke my chain of broken dreams

I'm no longer chained to dreams that's broken
My happy heart is cloaked in moonlight beams
The smoke was cleared from empty dreams and tokens
The day you broke my chain of broken dreams

(instrumental)

I had a chain of dreams that were broken
Seems all of them were only lover's schemes
You ended my pain with words unspoken
The day you broke my chain of broken dreams

I'm no longer chained to dreams that's broken
My happy heart is cloaked in moonlight beams
The smoke was cleared from empty dreams and tokens
Yes, your love broke my chain of broken dreams
      
My Roots Are In West Texas (Larry W. Jones 03/20/2009) (song#5854)

My roots are in west Texas
My boots are of leather worn
My spurs set off a jingle
On the day that I was born
I ride out on the ranges
Herd the cattle there to brand
West Texas never changes
Down along the Rio Grande

The prairies there are dusty
In winter the blizzards blow
My pony's strong and trusty
Where the purple sages grow
Longhorns may try to scatter
With new dogies and young steers
To me it doesn't matter
I'm a cowboy with no fears

When I'm away on roundup
I hear wild coyotes wail
Rattlers strike from the ground up
Makes a cowboy turn quite pale
Cookie's beans I've partaken
With his coffee boiled and strong
Then after bread and bacon
Ride the trail with merry song

My roots are in west Texas
My boots are of leather worn
My spurs set off a jingle
On the day that I was born
      
Lonely Horn Of The Outbound Train (Larry W. Jones 03/25/2009) (song#5855)

The sunshine has left this lonely valley
Seems all that's left now is the cold and rain
The forlorn sound through this lonely valley
Is the lonely horn of the outbound train

How many the years of lost tomorrows
How many tears were shed by hearts in pain
How many the loves now torn in sorrow
By the lonely horn of the outbound train

Our love was grown in a field of clover
But it's over now and won't live again
If I'd only known you'd be a rover
With the lonely horn of the outbound train

(instrumental)

My heart is low and it feels like dying
Trying to forget mem'ries that remain
And yet it keeps right on with its crying
At the lonely horn of the outbound train

Our love was grown in a field of clover
But it's over now and won't live again
If I'd only known you'd be a rover
With the lonely horn of the outbound train
      
Springtime Mountain Song (Larry W. Jones 03/27/2009) (song#5856)

Play it for me one time more
Sing it like it was before
When my Mama sang along
There was never one thing wrong
In that Springtime mountain song

Even though there came the tears
Love was her aim through the years
The tie that would always bind
Fond mem'ries that I now find
In that Springtime mountain song

Play it for me one time more
Sing it like it was before
When my Mama sang along
There was never one thing wrong
In that Springtime mountain song

(instrumental)

Now, Mama has passed and gone
But to that place I'm still drawn
When season becomes Springtime
There's reason for love I find
In that Springtime mountain song

Play it for me one time more
Sing it like it was before
When my Mama sang along
There was never one thing wrong
In that Springtime mountain song
      
Nobody Else Will Know (Larry W. Jones 03/30/2009) (song#5857)

Nobody else will know that my heart is broken
Although a river of teardrops will surely flow
I'll go to bed tryin' to sleep without cryin'
Dear, I'll miss you so but nobody else will know

I know they'll ask what happened and surely wonder
Whatever became of our love that now won't be
Oh, I'll assure them that I'm not going under
That's not true but nobody else will know but me

(instrumental)
 
Nobody else will know just how bad I'm hurting
When your old memories return so sad and low
Lonely years will come and tears I'll try averting
I'll smile all the while so nobody else will know

I'll just tell my best friends you now love someone new
Lay to rest the rumors of leaving Tennessee
I'll pretend this is not the end and I'm not blue
That's not true but nobody else will know but me

I'll pretend this is not the end and I'm not blue
That's not true but nobody else will know but me 
      
Our Two Worlds (Larry W. Jones 03/30/2009) (song#5858)

Our two worlds were different, dear
We came from distant worlds apart
But since both our vows were spoken
Love's more than tokens in my heart

Everybody tried to tell me
That love was only a fool's game
They can't see what was meant to be
That diff'rent worlds can have one name

I'm glad you came into my world
My world is filled with warm sunshine
There's no harm in my arms unfurled
Our two worlds are now yours and mine

(instrumental)

Our two worlds were different, dear
But now both are loyal and true
Darling, I'll always want you near
To cheer me til my life is through

I'm glad you came into my world
My world is filled with warm sunshine
There's no harm in my arms unfurled
Our two worlds are now yours and mine
      
Man With An Understanding Heart (Larry W. Jones 03/31/2009) (song#5859)

How often has someone foolish said
Love's a game that's only in your head
Little do they know that love is part
Of one with an understanding heart

I lived for money, riches and fame
I dreamed that love was just a fool's game
I never learned this gift to impart
To give with an understanding heart

A foolish mind won't learn til you're old
And you won't find warmth in love that's cold
You might as well learn this from the start
To live with an understanding heart

(instrumental)

I lived for money, riches and fame
I dreamed that love was just a fool's game
I never learned this gift to impart
To give with an understanding heart

I've heard the call and it won't be long
But all will know by words of my song
I wish I had been, right at the start
A man with an understanding heart
      
Heartache Acres (Larry W. Jones 04/01/2009) (song#5860)

The neighborhood is empty, she's gone away
My heart's aching each and every lonely day
Until she returns and tells me she will stay
My heart burns in Heartache Acres every day

I hope she doesn't fall for some guy's sweet wine
Cause she's all I had to call completely mine
Until she's near me instead of far away
I'll live here in Heartache Acres in a haze

The neighborhood is lonely, it's got a chill
I'll put on the coffee maker, time to kill
Until I've cried my last lonely tear away
I'll reside in Heartache Acres all my days

(instrumental)

I hope she doesn't fall for some guy's sweet wine
Cause she's all I had to call completely mine
Until she's near me instead of far away
I'll live here in Heartache Acres in a haze

Until I've cried my last lonely tear away
I'll reside in Heartache Acres all my days
      
Don't Mention Me (Larry W. Jones 04/01/2009) (song#5861)

The kindest songs belong to lovers
Just like you and I, dear, used to be
But the saddest song was another
When you said, my dear, don't mention me

Mention me when moonbeams are gleaming
Mention me when you're across the sea
When alone at night in my dreaming
Dear, I dream that you still mention me

I heard you say we'd love forever
Intentions were for eternity
Vows will now be forever severed
If you say, my dear, don't mention me

(instrumental)

I heard you say we'd love forever
Intentions were for eternity
Vows will now be forever severed
If you say, my dear, don't mention me

Now someone else will take my place, dear
I saw you smile when you set me free
But if he fills your poor heart with tears
This I say, my dear, don't mention me

But if he fills your poor heart with tears
This I say, my dear, don't mention me
      
Moonlight Special (Larry W. Jones 04/01/2009) (song#5862)

I met the friendly postman with the morning mail
Your letter said that you'd be coming on the rail
Dear, I'll meet you at the station tonight at nine
Moonlight Special, be sure that you arrive on time

Moonlight Special, blow your bull whistle for your friends
Mr engineer, keep that throttle full round the bends
Tonight I'll see my darlin', what a sight to see
Moonlight Special, bringing my baby home to me

That day she had to leave was when I had to grieve
But she promised that she'd always be only mine
Her letter came today and my heart is relieved
Moonlight Special, be sure that you arrive on time

(instrumental)

Moonlight Special, blow your bull whistle for your friends
Mr engineer, keep that throttle full round the bends
Tonight I'll see my darlin', what a sight to see
Moonlight Special, bringing my baby home to me

Well, I hear that Moonlight Special balling the jack
Her stack's a-smokin', headlight falling on the track
That locomotive's movin', no more hills to climb
Moonlight Special, you brought my baby right on time
      
Teardrops In His Heart (Larry W. Jones 04/06/2009) (song#5863)

She didn't see me cry when I found out her lie
I didn't hang around to see the second part
A cowboy can conceal the way he really feels
When he rides on alone with teardrops in his heart

So I just make believe that I don't really grieve
Although I know she knows it tears my heart apart
A cowboy can hide his pride way down deep inside
When he knows he's been thrown with teardrops in his heart

(instrumental)

Now I know it's a lie that cowboys never cry
And these teardrops in my heart never seem to dry
I rode out on the range, it sounded mighty strange
I heard a longhorn lowing like he was knowing

That I just make believe that I don't really grieve
Although I know she knows it tears my heart apart
A cowboy can hide his pride way down deep inside
When he knows he's been thrown with teardrops in his heart
      
Endless Texas Skies (Larry W. Jones 04/06/2009) (song#5864)

The stars in Nashville think I'm crazy
Say livin' on the range is lazy
That it's nothin' but dirt and sand
They say, come on and bring your sound
Down here and sing in Nashville town
Country folks here will like your brand
But if they saw the sun arising
They'd know why I'm the one advising
I'd rather watch the clouds roll by
Across these endless Texas skies

(instrumental)

I love when sage is in full bloom
No cage and lots of elbow room
The Pecos knows my fishin' line
Buckin' at the old county fair
Breathin' this fresh new western air
Under blue Texas skies is fine
They can have Nashville neon lights
I've got bright stars in velvet nights
I see them in my darlin's eyes
Under these endless Texas skies

(instrumental)

I'm livin' where real life is at 
Feel it in cowboy boots and hat
Far west Texas is just my style
Oh, I may visit Tennessee
But life in Nashville ain't for me
And that makes my sweet darlin' smile
I'm gonna live here all my days
Nashville won't change my Texas ways
I'll be right here until I die
Under these endless Texas skies
      
Your Love Scared The Fool Out Of Me (Larry W. Jones 04/08/2009) (song#5865)

I was such a fool, is all that I can say
I didn't need a woman's touch any way
I told myself that love was no game to play
But that was before I saw the light of day

When I first saw you, dear, I was scared
Afraid that in love I soon would be
I was a fool, thought you never cared 
But your love scared the fool out of me

Your love showed me what a fool I'd been
Couldn't see the forest for the trees
I was a fool, thought love couldn't win
But your love scared the fool out of me

(instrumental)

I was so cold hearted right down to the bone
Never let love get started, just cold as stone
Oh, I was such a fool being on my own
Until I met someone like I'd never known

Your love showed me what a fool I'd been
Couldn't see the forest for the trees
I was a fool, thought love couldn't win
But your love scared the fool out of me

I'm so thankful dear, I'll always be
That your love scared the fool out of me
Your sweet love scared the fool right out of me
      
I'll Bring Me To You (Larry W. Jones 04/10/2009) (song#5866)

Dear, if you're lonely and blue, here's what you can do
Give me a ring and I'll bring me to you
If you long for love at home, call me on the phone
Give me a ring and I'll bring me to you

If tears come into view in eyes so big and blue
Then darling, think of someone you once knew
If you need more than a fling, here's the thing to do
Give me a ring and I'll bring me to you

(instrumental)

If this cold world gets you down, don't you wear a frown
Give me a ring and I'll bring me to you
If you lose your love affair, darling I'll be there 
Give me a ring and I'll bring me to you

If you need a new romance, just give me a chance
You can trust that my words to you are true
I'll give you a wedding ring and a song to sing
Give me a ring and I'll bring me to you

I'll give you a wedding ring and a song to sing
Give me a ring and I'll bring me to you
      
Low Lights And Honky Tonkin' Music (Larry W. Jones 04/10/2009) (song#5867)

I love those low lights and honky tonkin' music

Well now, I used to stay at home and walk the floor
I would tell myself I don't miss her anymore
But there exists a place that's open until four
With all those low lights and honky tonkin' music

Low lights and honky tonkin' music from the past
I can forget I ever knew her with a glass
When friends ask me how I write songs with such high class
I tell them, low lights and honky tonkin' music

(instrumental)

Bar stool by the bandstand, bottle of something cool
Honky tonkin' music, a round of shootin' pool
Nothing takes away the loneliness of a fool
As much as low lights and honky tonkin' music

Low lights and honky tonkin' music from the past
I can forget I ever knew her with a glass
When friends ask me how I write songs with such high class
I tell them, low lights and honky tonkin' music

Low lights and honky tonkin' music
Low lights and honky tonkin' music
Low lights and honky tonkin' music
      
Ford Of Candy Apple Red (Larry W. Jones 04/11/2009) (song#5868)

His name was Joe and it was all for show
His hot rod Ford of candy apple red
Always flying low with some place to go
Town folks all said someone would end up dead

Now, the mayor's daughter was named Eileen
Quit seeing Joe, is what her father said
Eyes of emerald green, pretty teenage queen
She liked Joe's Ford of candy apple red

Well, the mayor told the marshal to stop him in his tracks
He said his daughter couldn't ride with Joe for fear she'd end up dead
Now, Joe didn't know that the road was lined with rows of tacks
He and Eileen were flying in that Ford of candy apple red

The marshal saw them coming down the road too fast
Joe hit the tacks and all the tires blew out from loss of tread
For teenage Eileen and Joe that scene was their last
No more would they fly in that Ford of candy apple red

His name was Joe and it was all for show
His hot rod Ford of candy apple red
Always flying low with some place to go
Town folks all said someone would end up dead

His name was Joe and it was all for show
His hot rod Ford of candy apple red
      
I'm Not So Certain Anymore (Larry W. Jones 04/12/2009) (song#5869)

I certainly believed that you would love me
In each and every day forevermore
I certainly believed there'd be no change
But now I'm not so certain anymore

Truth is hid somewhere behind a curtain
And I believe that soon you will be gone
There was a time when your love seemed certain
But now I wonder when I'll be alone
I certainly believed that you would love me
But now I'm not so certain anymore

(instrumental)

Truth is hid somewhere behind a curtain
And I believe that soon you will be gone
Don't you know, my dear, that I'll be hurtin'
When I wake up and find your love withdrawn
I certainly believed that you would love me
But now I'm not so certain anymore

I certainly believed that you would love me
But now I'm not so certain anymore
My dear, I'm not so certain anymore
      
Settle Down Heart (Larry W. Jones 04/13/2009) (song#5870)

Every night and day you beat the same old way
You just won't let me forget that she's long gone
Your beating is all wrong, knew it all along
Now, settle down heart, you're beating way too strong

Your beating's out of line, she's no longer mine
Now, settle down so I can forget her now
I know that you feel blue, I feel that way too
But, settle down heart and we'll both heal somehow

(instrumental)

Dawn's almost breaking and you're still here aching
You're just cheating yourself beating just for her
You've got the pedal to the metal, shaking
Now, settle down heart, things ain't the way they were

Your beating's out of line, she's no longer mine
Now, settle down so I can forget her now
I know that you feel blue, I feel that way too
But, settle down heart and we'll both heal somehow

Now, settle down heart and we'll both heal somehow
      
Muddy Water Blues (Larry W. Jones 04/15/2009) (song#5871)

Muddy water blues, cloudy thoughts of you
This old fishin' line only caught a shoe
A useless day without a single clue
Fishin' the bay of muddy water blues

Muddy water blues drifting by the shore
Ain't got no news about you anymore
I'm so doggone lonely down to my shoes
Left with only these muddy water blues

Staring out across the bay, all I see
Just the loneliness looking back at me
Muddy water blues go flowing along
And your memory won't leave me alone

(instrumental)

Staring out across the bay, all I see
The loneliness as far as it can be
Look in the water, muddy as can be
There I see a fool looking back at me

Muddy water blues drifting by the shore
Ain't got no news about you anymore
I'm so doggone lonely down to my shoes
Left with only these muddy water blues

Only these lonely muddy water blues
      
Don't Forget To Forget About Me (Larry W. Jones 04/18/2009) (song#5872)

This is not the way we planned
But now both of us will be free
Dear, when we say goodbye
Don't forget to forget about me

The love we knew is over now
The clover is dead and gone
So, I guess I'll become a rover
And just move on along

I'll go to where 'ere my feet may take me
Down some street where love there won't forsake me
But I'll be the last to forget I'm free

One farewell deserves another
So farewell it now will be
We can't preserve this love
Don't forget to forget about me

(instrumental)

I'll go to where 'ere my feet may take me
Down some street where love there won't forsake me
But I'll be the last to forget I'm free

Dear, I know that I will miss you
And that I will hurt inside
Don't you know I'll want to hold and kiss you
But I'll hold my pride

One farewell deserves another
So farewell it now will be
We can't preserve this love
Don't forget to forget about me
Don't forget to forget about me
      
My Little Bend In The Road (Larry W. Jones  04/22/2990) (song#5873)

Come on and stay awhile at my little bend in the road
You'll learn to smile awhile at my little bend in the road
Dear, you won't be making a mistake
You'll find there's no better road to take
I'll be your love and friend at my little bend in the road

Dear, you won't have a care at my little bend in the road
I've got much love to share at my little bend in the road
If you need someone to love you true
Here's the only thing you need to do
Come on and stay awhile at my little bend in the road

(instrumental)

(Come on and stay awhile) at my little bend in the road
(You'll learn to smile awhile) at my little bend in the road

(instrumental)

Dear, you won't have a care at my little bend in the road
I've got much love to share at my little bend in the road
If you need someone to love you true
Here's the only thing you need to do
Come on and stay awhile at my little bend in the road
      
All That I Had Coming Has Passed (Larry W. Jones 04/24/2009) (song#5874)


That wonderful moment we met
Is one that I cannot forget
But now we are both far apart
All that I had coming to me
Has come and passed and now she's free
I shouldn't have broken her heart

All that I had coming has passed
Love came my way but didn't last
I broke her heart, now we're apart
All that I had coming has passed
 
What makes a man act like a fool
Doesn't he know about love's rule
Not to play around with a heart
All that I had coming to me
Has come and passed and now she's free
I'm back where I was at the start

(instrumental)

What makes a man act like a fool
Doesn't he know about love's rule
Not to play around with a heart
All that I had coming to me
Has come and passed and now she's free
I'm back where I was at the start

All that I had coming has passed
Love came my way but didn't last
I broke her heart, now we're apart
All that I had coming has passed

Love came my way but didn't last
      
Blood On The Saddle (Larry W. Jones 04/25/2009) (song#5875)

There was blood on the saddle and blood on the reins
And blood on the prairie of the wide open range
The cowboy tried to ride the bucking bronco in vain
He was denied and won't ride wild broncos again

Now, we all feel sorry for the cowboy who's dead
But not for the wild bronco that fell on his head
There was blood on the saddle and blood on the reins
And blood on the prairie of the wide open range

Now, listen you young cowboys, if you have any brains
Don't ride wild broncos out on the wide open range
The cowboy who died has left his pretty new bride
There was blood on the saddle and blood on the reins

(instrumental)

Young cowboys who ride broncos
Ain't got a brain in their head
They ride 'em just for the show
But they can sure end up dead 

Now, we all feel sorry for the cowboy who's dead
But not for the wild bronco that fell on his head
There was blood on the saddle and blood on the reins
And blood on the prairie of the wide open range

Now, listen you young cowboys, if you have any brains
Don't ride wild broncos out on the wide open range
The cowboy who died has left his pretty new bride
There was blood on the saddle and blood on the reins

Blood on the saddle and blood on the reins
      
When The Touch Of You Grabs Hold Of Me (Larry W. Jones 04/26/2009) (song#5876)

Well, I've had it happen with no rhyme or reason
It can come at any time or any season
It doesn't take much for me to see
When the touch of you grabs hold of me

Yes, I've had it happen on a bright moonlit night
While driving home alone, I see you in the lights
Such a feeling that won't set me free
When the touch of you grabs hold of me

When I think of you, girl, I almost lose my mind
What in the world was I thinking, must have been blind
Oh, I've had it happen like a stab in the heart
When the touch of you grabs hold of me, I fall apart

(instrumental)

Yes, I've had it happen on a bright moonlit night
While driving home alone, I see you in the lights
Such a feeling that won't set me free
When the touch of you grabs hold of me

Every time it happens, I love you still, I see
When the touch of you grabs hold of me
When the touch of you grabs hold of me
When the touch of you grabs hold of me
      
Randolph Scott Would Never Cry (Larry W. Jones 04/27/2009) (song#5877)

I'm just a broken cowboy on the trail back to Texas
With words best left unspoken, I'm leaving the rodeo
And there's a knot down in my stomach like I'm gonna die
Yep, I'm on the trail back to Texas with nothin' to show
Oh, but you won't see no tear in this broken cowboy's eye
I know Randolph Scott would never cry

Cowboys never cry, even when they get shot
Cause I've never seen it on the silver screen
I've never seen a tear fall from Randolph Scott
In all the years I've watched those tall cowboy scenes
Randolph Scott would never cry
Randolph Scott would never cry

(instrumental)

I'm just a broken rover on the trail south of Denver
The rodeo is over and I've got to move along
There's a sad song down in my heart that makes a cowboy sigh
I'm on the trail back to Texas with nothin' but a song
Oh, but you won't see no tear in this broken cowboy's eye
I know Randolph Scott would never cry

Cowboys never cry, even when they get shot
Cause I've never seen it on the silver screen
I've never seen a tear fall from Randolph Scott
In all the years I've watched those tall cowboy scenes
Randolph Scott would never cry
Randolph Scott would never cry
      
Down This Old Trail To Home (Larry W. Jones 05/10/2009) (song#5878)

Dear, I'm dreaming of you as I ride here alone
Down this dusty old trail and so far from our home
I'd give anything if my dream were to come true
About bluebirds that sing when I catch sight of you
For I'm a lonesome cowboy, no longer to roam
When you see me riding down this old trail to home

My mind, it is troubled, my heart filled with such pain
I am through with searching for my fortune and fame
I only want to be by your side once again
Down this old trail to home and sweet memory lane

(instrumental)

I know there's a white ranch house below a green hill
Not far from the night sounds of the old whippoorwill
I'd give anything if my dream were to come true
About bluebirds that sing when I catch sight of you
For I'm a lonesome cowboy, no longer to roam
When you see me riding down this old trail to home

Dear, I'm a lonesome cowboy, no longer to roam
When you see me riding down this old trail to home
      
That Cowboy Life (Larry W. Jones 05/11/2009) (song#5879)

I long for that cowboy life
Western and what-a-joy life
Feel like a boy with no strife
That life that a cowboy always loves best

I won't rest til I get there
See a girl that I met there
With a red rose in her hair
That's how it goes where cowboy life is blessed

Where old cowboys play guitars
Round the campfire blaze they are
Raise their eyes to heaven's stars
I long for that cowboy life in the west

(instrumental)

I won't rest til I get there
See a girl that I met there
With a red rose in her hair
That's how it goes where cowboy life is blessed

Where old cowboys play guitars
Round the campfire blaze they are
Raise their eyes to heaven's stars
I long for that cowboy life in the west
      
Two Rights Don't Make A Wrong (Larry W. Jones 05/15/2009) (song#5880)

Now, they say that two wrongs don't make a right
So darlin', where then do two rights belong
They belong where true love is in plain sight
Right here in the words of my true love song

It's right to know my intention
My love for you is growing strong
Dear, I have the right to mention
Two rights don't make a wrong

Now, the future has never seemed brighter
And I never dreamed of a finer day
Darlin', two rights have never seemed righter
With love's interior designer way

Darlin', the first time I saw you
Right away I wrote you this song
I knew it was right to love you
Two rights don't make a wrong

(instrumental)

Now, the future has never seemed brighter
And I never dreamed of a finer day
Darlin', two rights have never seemed righter
With love's interior designer way

Darlin', the first time I saw you
Right away I wrote you this song
I knew it was right to love you
Two rights don't make a wrong
      
On The West Side Of Texas (Larry W. Jones 05/21/2009) (song#5881)

Working hard for a living in the hot Texas sun
Battle scarred and  weary, and for thanks, not one well done
I loved that woman dearly, she was my joy and pride
Now I see clearly how our eternal love has died

I'm on the west side of Texas, west of San Antone
Just west of the big city we used to call our home
On the west side of Texas is where I bide my time
Tryin' to hide the fact that she is no longer mine

Well, I knew there would be trouble, but I held my pride
When love turned to rubble with someone else by her side
She wanted something far better than I could afford
And someone else who would let her buy all she adored

I'm on the west side of Texas, west of San Antone
Just west of the big city we used to call our home
On the west side of Texas is where I bide my time
Tryin' to hide the fact that she is no longer mine

It's sundown Friday evening, another week is past
It's no fun with the grieving I know is gonna last
For my friends I put on an act that I'm doing fine
They all know it's a fact, I'm livin' on borrowed time

I'm on the west side of Texas, west of San Antone
Just west of the big city we used to call our home
On the west side of Texas is where I bide my time
Tryin' to hide the fact that she is no longer mine
      
Driving A New Road With Old Wheels (Larry W. Jones 05/27/2009) (song#5882)

I'm driving a new road with old wheels
My heart has no load to slow me down
Ain't worried bout what the road reveals
I'm driving a new road out of town

I'm through with old ways that brought sorrow
I'm heading out of town to be free
There will be no heartbreaks tomorrow
I'm driving a new road meant for me

I left a load leaving that woman
A new abode is around the bend
Or maybe I'll just keep on roaming
I'm driving a new road to its end

(instrumental)

I'm driving a new road with old wheels
My heart has no load to slow me down
Smooth as a silk road is how it feels
I'm driving a new road out of town

I left a load leaving that woman
A new abode is around the bend
Or maybe I'll just keep on roaming
I'm driving a new road to its end

I'm driving a new road with old wheels
My heart has no load to slow me down
Ain't worried bout what the road reveals
I'm driving a new road out of town
      
Big Texas Moon (Larry W. Jones 05/29/2009) (song#5883)

There's a big Texas moon up in the sky
It shines like silver on the purple sage
And I sure hope that moon has caught her eye
For love's lullaby on this prairie stage

Shine on high, Texas moon
Shine your light for love's tune
Roll along to my song
Big Texas moon

Far away, wish I knew
If she's this lonely too
I pray her love renew
Big Texas moon

(instrumental)

Shine on high, Texas moon
Shine your light for love's tune
Roll along to my song
Big Texas moon

I know your gentle light
Can make things turn out right
This Texas cowboy is lonesome tonight
Way down here shine your beams
You're designed for my dreams
Bring to me her love soon, big Texas moon
      
Let Me Take You In My Arms (Larry W. Jones 06/01/2009) (song#5884)

Let me take you in my arms and hold you
All your charms unfold right here in my heart
Remember all the things that I've told you
My love's sincere whether near or apart

You were gone, I had no one to hold to
My darling, oh how lonesome I have been
Let me take you in my arms and hold you
Just like the way I held you way back then

(instrumental)

You were gone, I had no one to hold to
My darling, oh how lonesome I have been
Let me take you in my arms and hold you
Just like the way I held you way back then

Let me take you in my arms and hold you
Just like the way I held you way back then
      
My Rose Of Old Laredo (Larry W. Jones 06/10/2009) (song#5885)

She grows for me near a small pueblo
In a hacienda on a hill
We both made a promise and all I know
Those vows of love we will both fulfill

She's my rose of old Laredo
The sweetest bloom I ever chose
Our love is young but it will grow
Where the old Rio Grande flows

In sweet dreams I see my senorita
In her bright new dress of calico
I can feel her loving arms around me
In Laredo down in Mexico

She's my rose of old Laredo
The sweetest bloom I ever chose
Our love is young but it will grow
Where the old Rio Grande flows

(instrumental)

Tonight I am far from old Laredo
And her lovely face I'm missing so
But when I return to old Laredo
From Spanish lace I will never go

She's my rose of old Laredo
The sweetest bloom I ever chose
Our love is young but it will grow
Where the old Rio Grande flows

      
Not In The Tea Leaves (Larry W. Jones 06/12/2009) (song#5886)

Did you ever get a letter that you couldn't understand
Written in some foreign teahouse by your own sweet darlin's hand
And have you ever wondered just what would make her change her style
From someone who once promised that you could walk her down the aisle

Her love was not in the tea leaves, only scribbled in the sand
Washed away by the ocean waves of a strange and distant land
Oh, my friends try to be cheerful but it hurts them too, I know
When they see that I'm so tearful for a love that now won't grow

(instrumental)

Now I stand and watch the sunrise in the eastern ocean breeze
And wonder where my sweet darlin' in that foreign land can be
In dreams I still can see her with her beguiling lovely smile
It seems I hear her promise that I can walk her down the aisle

Her love was not in the tea leaves, only scribbled in the sand
Washed away by the ocean waves of a strange and distant land
Oh, my friends try to be cheerful but it hurts them too, I know
When they see that I'm so tearful for a love that now won't grow

Her love was not in the tea leaves, only scribbled in the sand
Washed away by the ocean waves of a strange and distant land

      
Same Old Burning Flame (Larry W. Jones 06/14/2009) (song#5887)

I loved her so before and want to see her more
That when I think of her sweet name
Here comes that same old burning flame

Now, will she stall or will I fall
Telephone calls are hard to make
The clock's call on my lonesome wall
Says its time for my heart to break 

Oh, I love that girl so but now, does she love me
Love should be so easy to see
Now, is it wrong or is it right
Will I see her this lonely night

I loved her so before and want to see her more
That when I think of her sweet name
Here comes that same old burning flame

(instrumental)

There's the phone, I can't believe 
It's her sweet voice this summer eve
The clock's call on my lonesome wall
Says it's not time for tears to fall

She must have known I love her so
She says she wants to see me more
When my yearning heart hears her name
Here comes that same old burning flame

When my yearning heart hears her name
Here comes that same old burning flame

      
Darlin' Of The Pines (Larry W. Jones 06/19/2009) (song#5888)

Now, in my younger days I would ramble
To every honky tonk in town
You could say that neon lights were brambles
That held me back from settling down

My past life was full of strife and trouble
No use to read between the lines
But you're now my wife and love is double
You're my queen, darlin' of the pines

Well, I've seen the darkness of the valley
Trying to see what life would bring
But you rescued me from that dark alley
And made my heart with true love sing

(instrumental)

Dear, when you became my Texas darlin'
You made me feel the way I did when young
Now, all I have to say is that you'll be
My darlin' of the pines in years to come

My past life was full of strife and trouble
No use to read between the lines
But you're now my wife and love is double
You're my queen, darlin' of the pines
You're my queen, darlin' of the pines
      
Grandad Was A Cowboy (Larry W. Jones 06/20/2009) (song#5889)

Grandad wore his battered Stetson when he was making hay
On our ranch outside of Kingwood where I still live today
His bolo tie at suppertime matched his best wrangler shirt
His hands were washed of all the grime from work in Texas dirt

Grandad was a cowboy, like cowboys in the west
His life was no decoy, he rode with all the best
A handshake at the bank was just as good as gold
Grandad was a cowboy, like cowboys from of old

He used to rock me on his knee like it was a saddle
He played Texas swing in any key on his cowboy fiddle
Grandad would listen to the Opry on every Friday night
And pretend he was the emcee on Nashville's stage of lights

Grandad was a cowboy, like cowboys in the west
His life was no decoy, he rode with all the best
A handshake at the bank was just as good as gold
Grandad was a cowboy, like cowboys from of old

(instrumental)

My grandma knew everyone in town, the gents would take a bow
Folks came to her from miles around for milk from her best cow
She spoke of Grandad as her "dear" and I could see her pride
No wonder a tear was shed on the day my Grandad died

Grandad was a cowboy, like cowboys in the west
His life was no decoy, he rode with all the best
A handshake at the bank was just as good as gold
Grandad was a cowboy, like cowboys from of old

      
You'll Still Be On My Mind (Larry W. Jones 06/23/2009) (song#5890)

The jukebox is moanin' a sad honky tonk tune
It's four in the mornin' and the sun's risin' soon
When tomorrow finds me, I know just what I'll find
You'll be behind me but you'll still be on my mind

The honky tonk is rockin' to a country dance
It's still kinda shockin' without your sweet romance
Tryin' to forget you with this bottle of red wine
I'll sleep it off but you'll still be on my mind

(instrumental)

The honky tonk is rockin' to a country dance
It's still kinda shockin' without your sweet romance
Tryin' to forget you with this bottle of red wine
I'll sleep it off but you'll still be on my mind

Alone and heartbroken, ever since your goodbye
Love was just a token, you didn't even try
When tomorrow finds me, I know just what I'll find
You'll be behind me but you'll still be on my mind

      
She Was My First Romance (Larry W. Jones 06/24/2990) (song#5891)

I fell in love a long time ago
Under the spell of her glance
I was a fool but I didn't know
For she was my first romance

I thought my arms were where they belonged
But they didn't have a chance
I didn't know my heart would be wronged
For she was my first romance

Since then I haven't cared about love
With no others have I shared my dreams
Oh, but I still remember her touch
That ember of love, I love so much
But now it's December, so it seems

(instrumental)

I feel in my heart I gave my all
But I lost after that dance
Now, the cost is great as I recall
That she was my first romance

I fell in love a long time ago
Under the spell of her glance
I was a fool but I didn't know
For she was my first romance

      
Bitten By A Texas Rattlesnake (Larry W. Jones 06/25/2009) (song#5892)

The other day I was ridin' down the trail
Saw a poor cowboy needin' a horseshoe nail
So I cut for him a wooden peg
And charged for it an arm and a leg
As I rode away I heard that cowboy wail

I've been bitten by a Texas rattlesnake
Makin' friends with you would be a big mistake
Cowboy, you'll be gittin' yours before too late
I've been bitten by a Texas rattlesnake

I stopped in at the Silver Dollar Saloon
Soon, dancin' girls around me started to swoon
I gave a silver dime for a tip
Then it was time to give 'em the slip
And I heard 'em say somethin' about High Noon

We've been bitten by a Texas rattlesnake
Makin' friends with you would be a big mistake
Cowboy, you'll be gittin' yours before too late
We've been bitten by a Texas rattlesnake

(instrumental)

I seen a cowboy I owed some money to
He was down 'n out and sure was lookin' blue
I took note that Bob looked like a wreck
He sobbed as I wrote a new rain check
I thought I heard ol' Bob say as I withdrew

I've been bitten by a Texas rattlesnake
Makin' friends with you was my one big mistake
Cowboy, you'll be gittin' yours before too late
I've been bitten by a Texas rattlesnake

I've been bitten by a Texas rattlesnake
Makin' friends with you would be a big mistake
Cowboy, you'll be gittin' yours before too late
I've been bitten by a Texas rattlesnake
      
Bluebonnet Waltz (Larry W. Jones 06/28/2009) (song#5893)

The barn dance was lovely as the fiddles played low
The couples were happy as the waltz was played slow
But my heart was heavy for a love that was false
As we danced to the tune of the Bluebonnet Waltz

The sweet girl in my arms didn't know what to say
But she knew that my thoughts were of some yesterday
Won'dring if somehow I'd find a dream that was lost
As we danced on to the pretty Bluebonnet Waltz

Oh, the Bluebonnet Waltz, pretty Bluebonnet Waltz
It was just a disguise for a love that was false

(instrumental)

Oh, the Bluebonnet Waltz, pretty Bluebonnet Waltz
It was just a disguise for a love that was false

The sweet girl in my arms didn't know what to say
But she knew that my thoughts were of some yesterday
Won'dring if somehow I'd find a dream that was lost
As we danced on to the pretty Bluebonnet Waltz
      
When Heartaches Belong To Yesterday (Larry W. Jones 06/29/2009) (song#5894)

Just yesterday two hearts beat as one
But how was I to know love would come undone
Maybe tomorrow will bring true love
And no more will I sorrow for my lost dove

Erase one love and add a heartache
That's all I had left when she made my heart break
Yesterday was when our love was strong
Oh, but today is when I now sing this song

When heartaches belong to yesterday
And a song in my heart turns the hurt away
I'll no longer yearn for days of wine
In that fine tomorrow when love will be mine

(instrumental)

Erase one love and add a heartache
That's all I had left when she made my heart break
Yesterday was when our love was strong
Oh, but today is when I now sing this song

When heartaches belong to yesterday
And a song in my heart turns the hurt away
I'll no longer yearn for days of wine
In that fine tomorrow when love will be mine
      
Anywhere In Texas Is Good For Me (Larry W. Jones 07/01/2009) (song#5895)

Bluebonnets cover the hills all around
There's still lovers in all the little towns
A lone star was taken from night time skies
And placed in dreams of cowboys such as I

Wide open prairies where the wind blows free
Anywhere in Texas is good for me
Cowboys here grow up tall where they belong
Listen to dogies bawling at their songs

Anywhere in Texas is good for me
Anywhere in Texas is where I'll be
Anywhere in Texas is where I roam
Anywhere in Texas is home sweet home

(instrumental)

I'll die with my boots on, just wait and see
Buried by the roots of cottonwood trees
Til then I'll round up longhorns on the spread
I'm born to ride the prairie til I'm dead

Anywhere in Texas is good for me
Anywhere in Texas is where I'll be
Anywhere in Texas is where I roam
Anywhere in Texas is home sweet home
      
I Waltzed Into Texas (Larry W. Jones 07/01/2009) (song#5896)

I took a walk to find out where love dwells
Without a doubt all my dreams have come true
I looked around and fell under a spell
I waltzed into Texas where I found you

I waltzed into Texas and my dreams came true
I waltzed into Texas where skies turned blue
A love song was played that never will fade
I waltzed into Texas where I found you

(instrumental)

Sorrows are gone and will never return
My tomorrows will all be fresh as dew
My true love for you forever will burn 
I waltzed into Texas where I found you

I waltzed into Texas and my dreams came true
I waltzed into Texas where skies turned blue
A love song was played that never will fade
I waltzed into Texas where I found you
      
Running Deer (Larry W. Jones 07/01/2009) (song#5897)

She told me the tribe called her Running Deer
Born to a mesa chieftain
Tall, without a flaw, that was all I saw
Her life was as a leaf turns

She came to town from Buffalo Mesa
Did as her tribe had bade her
But Albuquerque would never praise her
Hard to describe or grade her

She didn't look like a common worker
Though her hands showed hard labor
In Albuquerque she was no shirker
But no one was her neighbor

A season passed and the work didn't last
She thought of life on Buffalo Mesa
It was such a shame but it became plain
Albuquerque tried hard to disgrace her

Running Deer had to leave Albuquerque
She never returned again
She learned to grieve before she was thirty
An outsider from her clan

Like a chieftain, I never saw her cry
An Indian marchesa
It was there Running Deer would go to die
Up on Buffalo Mesa

She told me that she was called Running Deer
Born to a mesa chieftain
Tall, without a flaw, that was all I saw
Her life was as a leaf turns

She told me the tribe called her Running Deer
Born to a mesa chieftain
      
Wreck In The Redneck Cadillac (Larry W. Jones 07/01/2009) (song#5898)

I drive a ninety five Sedan de Ville
It's barely alive but it climbs the hills
When they see me comin' across the tracks
They all say, here comes the wreck in the redneck Cadillac

I never look in the rearview mirror
Afraid I might get a look at my face
It took me years but it's gettin' clearer
I have now become the ace of a Cadillac disgrace

The old front grille of my Sedan de Ville
Gives the boys at the country club a chill
The black paint is scratched and the windshield's cracked
There ain't no match for the wreck in the redneck Cadillac

(instrumental)

Stopped at a honky tonk on my way home
Parked my sedan in a no parking zone
I'm in the can with no shirt on my back
It sure hurts to be the wreck in the redneck Cadillac

I drive a ninety five Sedan de Ville
It's barely alive but it climbs the hills
When they see me comin' across the tracks
They all say, here comes the wreck in the redneck Cadillac
Here comes the wreck in the redneck Cadillac
      
I Wish I Was A Rodeo Cowboy Again (Larry W. Jones 07/02/2009) (song#5899)

Down at the arena an old cowboy chimed in
Well, I looked at him and he looked about half dead
I was just a greenhorn and I began to grin
But I stopped when I heard what that old cowboy said

He said I'll never be a bronc rider no more
And I won't bite down on that piggin' string and win
I remember when I was young and saddle sore
I wish I was a rodeo cowboy again

I wish I was a rodeo cowboy again
Pullin' numbers from a hat at the rough stock pen
Old cowboys like me still stand tall but just pretend
I wish I was a rodeo cowboy again

(instrumental)

Too many years have come and then just flown away
I used to tip my hat and draw my winner's pay
Greenhorn, I was top hand in the P.C.R.A.
Now, I'll just brand you with these words I have to say

I wish I was a rodeo cowboy again
Pullin' numbers from a hat at the rough stock pen
Old cowboys like me still stand tall but just pretend
I wish I was a rodeo cowboy again

I wish I was a rodeo cowboy again
I wish I was a rodeo cowboy again
      
Rose Of Thibeadeaux (Larry W. Jones 07/02/2009) (song#5900)

Well, I dreamed every day of her coffee with chicory
And I dreamed most every night of her cajun shrimp gumbo
But it seemed every thought of her added to my worry
For that Louisiana darlin' just south of Thibeadeaux

There's an alligator swamp where a cajun bayou flows
And if you don't want to tromp on snakes, you better not go
A pirogue won't get you to where the hurricane wind blows
To that Louisiana darlin' just south of Thibeadeaux

My heart beat for that cajun lady, drove my mind insane
Evangeline was waiting there and I just had to go
I wracked my brain for ways as how to get to her again
She's my Louisiana darlin' the Rose of Thibeadeaux

(instrumental)

There's an alligator swamp where a cajun bayou flows
And if you don't want to tromp on snakes, you better not go
A pirogue won't get you to where the hurricane wind blows
To that Louisiana darlin' just south of Thibeadeaux

Well, I crossed the old Sabine and tears welled up in my eyes
A kind cajun man could see my true love for her, I know
He told me that my southern belle was a real cajun prize
She's a Louisiana darlin', the Rose of Thibeadeaux

Hello Louisiana darlin', oh how I missed you so
      
Pauper In The Wages Of Love (Larry W. Jones 07/03/2009) (song#5901)

I’ve traveled back and forth on love's highway
Looking for crumbs someone might throw my way
East and west, north and south, every byway  
I'm a pauper in the wages of love

Please don't get me wrong for I still care, love
I'll sing true love's song and I'll be fair, love
How blessed I would be to just be there, love
I'm a pauper in the wages of love

For eternity I've been a rover
But my journey to that end isn't over
Tell me, where is that lovely clover field
Where I'll find a heart to yield to my love

(instrumental)

For eternity I've been a rover
But my journey to that end isn't over
Tell me, where is that lovely clover field
Where I'll find a heart to yield to my love

The highways I have traveled are lonely
But I beg that true love not disown me 
For I feel that I must be the only
Lonely pauper in the wages of love
      
Cowboy Econoline (Larry W. Jones 07/05/2009) (song#5902)

Well, I drove down from New York City in my Econoline
San Antonio was the place to go in that van of mine
I met a sweetheart on the street in the heart of San Antone
But my poor heart was rattled when I got shot from the saddle
By a tall Texas cowboy who had a drawl half a mile long

Cowgirls don't like Econolines, and New York City's no joy
But they line up for a pickup full of hay
I thought I was fine til I was put in line by a cowboy
With a drawl that, to this day, blows me away
Well, I didn't go back to New York City, just take pity
On a cowboy Econoline full of hay

(instrumental)

Cowgirls don't like Econolines, and New York City's no joy
But they line up for a pickup full of hay
I thought I was fine til I was put in line by a cowboy
With a drawl that, to this day, blows me away
Well, I didn't go back to New York City, just take pity
On a cowboy Econoline full of hay

No, I didn't go back to New York City, just take pity
On a cowboy Econoline full of hay
      
Great To Be In Love Again (Larry W. Jones 07/08/2009) (song#5903)

I thought true love was taking forever
I couldn't wait to start to laugh and smile
I thought my heart couldn't love, no never
It sure feels great to be in love again
It sure is great to feel the warm sunshine
It sure is great to see your lovely smile
The sky above is brighter blue this time
It sure feels great to be in love again

Now I'll bid farewell to bitter teardrops
It sure is swell to feel my life's worthwhile
I thought my loneliness would never stop
But dear, you came along and changed my style
Now I've got a sweetheart that's fresh and new
Just for her love I'd walk a country mile
My darling, that sweetheart is only you
Dear, I can't wait to walk you down the aisle

(instrumental)

Now I've got a sweetheart that's fresh and new
Just for her love I'd walk a country mile
My darling, that sweetheart is only you
Dear, I can't wait to walk you down the aisle
It sure is great to feel the warm sunshine
It sure is great to see your lovely smile
The sky above is brighter blue this time
It sure feels great to be in love again
      
You Broke This Heart That Loves You So (Larry W. Jones 07/09/2009) (song#5904)

(You broke this heart that loves you so)

You broke this heart that loves you, didn't treat it fair
There was no one above you, no one else so rare
Dear, you were just a tease, you broke my heart with ease
It's no joke that you broke this heart that loves you so

Dear, I'm not the jealous kind, never did I try
To find some way to ever make you blue or cry
Darling, I'm begging you now, give love time to grow
Then it won't show, you broke this heart that loves you so

(instrumental)

Spoken:
Darling, you have hurt me
You've made my poor heart cry
Dear, just remember the one who really loves you
If you're sure this is goodbye

Dear, I'm not the jealous kind, never did I try
To find some way to ever make you blue or cry
Darling, I'm begging you now, give love time to grow
Then it won't show, you broke this heart that loves you so

Then I won't know, you broke this heart that loves you so
      
I Never Found That Bluebird (Larry W. Jones 07/09/2009) (song#5905)

Well, I never found that bluebird
Never heard him sing me a song
In Spring, my heart is still broken
Since you've been gone

I never saw that new rainbow
Never saw a sky of bright blue
At night I cry from feeling low
Because of you

I remember a time of happiness
No loneliness, no dreams turned blue
Oh, but now is a time of gloominess
Emptiness without you

(instrumental)

I remember a time of happiness
No loneliness, no dreams turned blue
Oh, but now is a time of gloominess
Emptiness without you

No, I never found that bluebird
Never heard him sing me a song
In Spring, my heart is still broken
Since you've been gone
      
New Texas Two-Step (Larry W. Jones 07/09/2009) (song#5906)

Down around old San Antone
A senorita sang a song
About a gaucho wild and free

She wore a rose in her hair
Before long we were dancing there
She whispered "mi amor" to me

In that cantina we danced until three
Filled with romance for her and me
Then I told her I must move on
I left her there in San Antone
While mariachis played New Texas Two-Step tenderly

(instrumental)

She wore a rose in her hair
Before long we were dancing there
She whispered "mi amor" to me

In that cantina we danced until three
Filled with romance for her and me
Then I told her I must move on
I left her there in San Antone
While mariachis played New Texas Two-Step tenderly
      
Horse Fly (Larry W. Jones 07/10/2009) (song#5907)
 
Well, I rode my horse, Fly, the other night
That's where a cowboy guy belongs
Now, old Fly is my horse, of course, of course
Of course I was singin' a song
 
Giddy up, giddy up, Horse Fly
Giddy up, giddy up, Horse Fly
Giddy up Horse Fly, adios, goodbye
 
Well, we rode the trail at a flying gait
Old Fly got tired under my weight
But I had a date with Molly at eight
Giddy up Horse Fly, don't be late
 
Giddy up, giddy up, Horse Fly
Giddy up, giddy up, Horse Fly
Giddy up Horse Fly, adios, goodbye
 
(instrumental)
 
When I got to her gate and I stepped down
There stood the meanest guy in town
Now, I sing this here song with much remorse
I left on Fly, of course, of course
 
Giddy up, giddy up, Horse Fly
Giddy up, giddy up, Horse Fly
Giddy up Horse Fly, adios, goodbye
 
Giddy up, giddy up, Horse Fly
Giddy up, giddy up, Horse Fly
Giddy up Horse Fly, adios, goodbye
      
Weeping Steel Guitar (Larry W. Jones 07/11/2009) (song#5908)

Somehow I knew I'd find you here 'neath the neon
You hold a thousand broken hearts within your strings
You've been played by greats like Herb, Hal, Billy and Leon
You're the weeping steel guitar when sad songs take wing

Your weeping is keeping her mem'ry from dying
You keep me sighing while I'm crying endlessly
Weeping strings are what bring teardrops that aren't drying
Weeping steel guitar, play another tune for me

(instrumental)

Steel guitar, I'll come at this same time tomorrow
I'll come listen to some more of your sympathy
This bar room door is always open for sorrow
I'll be here to listen to your weeping for me

Your weeping is keeping her mem'ry from dying
You keep me sighing while I'm crying endlessly
Weeping strings are what bring teardrops that aren't drying
Weeping steel guitar, play another tune for me
      
Folsom Prison Line (Larry W. Jones 07/10/2009) (song#5909)

Now listen all you rounders to my sad and tragic tale
As I lie here dying in this dark Folsom prison cell
They brought me here on a train, said I had to do my time
Though I'm not to blame, I came on that Folsom prison line

Well, I've been in Folsom prison fifteen years til today
The truth has not arisen that would take these chains away
Another man is guilty and should take this place of mine
I'm the one who took his place on that Folsom prison line

I thought that we were buddies and would be until the end
But both his hands were bloody and his words were just pretend
Somebody said they saw me but the gun they ne'er did find
The law was blind, put me on that Folsom prison line

(instrumental)

How many times I've told my story, I don't really know
I feel cold and lowly each time I hear that whistle blow
Oh, I wish I could ride that train home to clear name sometime
But I rode a one way trip on that Folsom prison line

Now listen all you rounders to my sad and tragic tale
As I lie here dying in this bad Folsom prison cell
They brought me here on a train, said I had to do my time
I'll die in shame 'cause I came on that Folsom prison line
      
On The Night Wind Of The Prairie (Larry W. Jones 07/12/2009) (song#5910)

On the night wind of the prairie
There's a sigh of love's dismay
As he whispers adios
In the kindest sort of way
It echoes 'cross the prairie
As it seems there to delay
The night wind of the prairie
Trails his adios away

Prairie flowers she gave him
Then over the trail he bore
But will her love now save him
From the storms and rain that pours
She'll pray for a call to come
On the night wind of the prairie
Saying hello, not adios
When he returns forevermore

(instrumental)

On the night wind of the prairie
There's a sigh of love's dismay
As he whispers adios
In the kindest sort of way

Prairie flowers she gave him
Then over the trail he bore
But will her love now save him
From the storms and rain that pours
She'll pray for a call to come
On the night wind of the prairie
Saying hello, not adios
When he returns forevermore
      
The West Is In my Soul (Larry W. Jones 07/12/2009) (song#5911)

Oh, I'm glad I'm from the heart of Texas
Cause the west is in my soul
Yes, I'm so glad I live where life is best
Where tumb'ling tumbleweeds roll

I rise with the rooster at every dawn
Ride trails until thunder rolls
Then I make camp until the lightning's gone
Cause the west is in my soul

(instrumental)

I'm living where life is real, the best is
No wonder I feel this way
Everything is real, that's how the west is
That is all I've got to say

Oh, I'm glad I'm from the heart of Texas
Cause the west is in my soul
Yes, I'm so glad I live where life is best
Where tumb'ling tumbleweeds roll

Oh, I'm glad I'm from the heart of Texas
Cause the west is in my soul
      
West Texas Wind (Larry W. Jones 07/13/2009) (song#5912)

Here I am again in far west Texas
So alone, watching the Texas sun set
I ride down the trail, your name, the wind wails
The west Texas wind won't let me forget

When the Texas wind blows, I get lonesome
One thing I know, and for sure I have found
The west Texas wind is blowing somewhere
So, I'm lonesome because you're not around

Folks back in Waco are happy and loud
But their loves are strong and still in their prime
I ride alone with my dreams in the clouds
Where the west Texas wind blows all the time

(instrumental)

When the Texas wind blows, I get lonesome
One thing I know, and for sure I have found
The west Texas wind is blowing somewhere
So, I'm lonesome because you're not around

The west Texas wind is blowing somewhere
So, I'm lonesome because you're not around
      
Western Swing Fever (Larry W. Jones 07/13/2009) (song#5913)

When they open up that barn door and invite all to come in
You see a dance floor and good old boys who might just be your kin
Then you hear twin fiddles play and that sweet ol' steel guitar sound
It's western swing fever spreadin' round

That western swing fever's spreadin' round
Bring your darlin' to the ol' hoe down
Go tell all your friends they must attend to see what you have found
It's western swing fever spreadin' round

When you hear Tommy Duncan sing and it gives you good ol' chills
You're near the King of western swing known in Texas as Bob Wills
Good western swing has got a way to take you back to your roots
If you've been born in Texas and you're wearin' your cowboy boots

That western swing fever's spreadin' round
Bring your darlin' to the ol' hoe down
I took my cowgirl on a date and she didn't even frown
It's western swing fever spreadin' round

(instrumental)

Now, when western swing gets to you and your heart starts beatin' fast
Don't bother goin' to a doctor, that feelin's gonna last
It can't get any better than that swingin' music Bob Wills brings
I know I've got the fever of good ol' Texas western swing

That western swing fever's spreadin' round
Bring your darlin' to the ol' hoe down
Swing her to the music that's from Texas and is world renowned
It's western swing fever spreadin' round
      
Tread Lightly On My Heavy Heart (Larry W. Jones 07/14/2009) (song#5914)

Don't say you're sorry one more time
Mata Hari paid for her crime
Don't beg one more time to forgive
Lies aren't worth a dime to relive

Tread lightly on my heavy heart
It's more than slightly torn apart
Dear, let it have some peace now that our love will cease
Tread lightly on my heavy heart

Dear, I'll do just fine moving on
I'll find a heart not made of stone
Tread lightly on the floor as you walk out the door
My heart will feel heavy alone

(instrumental)

Dear, I'll do just fine moving on
I'll find a heart not made of stone
Tread lightly on the floor as you walk out the door
My heart will feel heavy alone

Tread lightly on my heavy heart
It's more than slightly torn apart
Dear, let it have some peace now that our love will cease
Tread lightly on my heavy heart
      
Give All My Love To Bonnie Jean (Larry W. Jones 07/14/2009) (song#5915)

I found the cowboy beside the trail this morning
Where he was from I didn't know
I could tell that he was dying and was mourning
From words he whispered sad and low

He said, cowboy, I've just ridden my last roundup
Was on my way to New Orleans
Didn't see that rattler striking from the ground up
I'll never see my Bonnie Jean

He said, please, won't you give my love to Bonnie Jean
Sell my horse, saddle and my spurs
Take the money to her over in New Orleans
Give all my love to Bonnie Jean

(instrumental)

Tell the boys I won't make the roundup in the spring
Bonnie Jean must find someone, she can't be alone
I worry 'bout what tomorrow for her will bring 
But please tell Bonnie Jean I won't be coming home

He said, please, won't you give my love to Bonnie Jean
Sell my horse, saddle and my spurs
Take the money to her over in New Orleans
Give all my love to Bonnie Jean

Give all my love to Bonnie Jean
      
Cowbilly Roadway (Larry W. Jones 07/14/2009) (song#5916)

My Daddy raised me a cowboy
In the wild South Dakota hills
But I just wanted to enjoy
Big city life with all its thills

Mama cried when I said goodbye
She wanted me to stay around
I first went to Detroit City
To make the cars and make the bars
And see the lights and hear the sounds

Well, now I know it was silly
To think Detroit was my home town
I wore my boots and Wrangler jeans
They laughed and called me Cowbilly
My cowboy roots they all put down

I'm on that cowbilly roadway
Back to my hilly South Dakota cowboy home
I'm on that cowbilly roadway
Back to where this silly cowboy belongs

(instrumental)

Mama cried when I said goodbye
She wanted me to stay around
I first went to Detroit City
To make the cars and make the bars
And see the lights and hear the sounds

They laughed and called me Cowbilly
My cowboy roots they all put down

I'm on that cowbilly roadway
Back to my hilly South Dakota cowboy home
I'm on that cowbilly roadway
Back to where this silly cowboy belongs

I'm on that cowbilly roadway
Back to my hilly South Dakota cowboy home
      
Cornbread And Beans On Friday (Larry W. Jones 07/15/2009) (song#5917)

Cornbread and beans on Friday, Lord, we're doin' fine

When Jimmy was a little lad, his Mom was all he had
She didn't complain about the hard times
She just told her little Jimmy to be glad
She taught Jimmy to do his best and let God do the rest
Heaven must have looked down on them from time to time
Cornbread and beans on Friday, Lord, we're doin' fine

Cornbread and beans on Friday, Jimmy don't forget
No matter how things go, we all owe God a debt
Each night she reminded him as he went to rest
Jimmy heard how his Mama said that they were blessed
God has shared with us all the things on which we dine
Cornbread and beans on Friday, Lord, we're doin' fine

Little Jimmy grew to a man and soon his Mom was gone
He became a rich man and to his table men were drawn
They threw a big social dinner just for the face of it
Would big Jim remember Mama's words or would he forget

Big Jim was surrounded by all the friends money can buy
But what Jimmy did then didn't leave even one dry eye
Big Jim stood up and said a prayer for food on which they dined
Cornbread and beans on Friday, Lord, we're doin' fine

Cornbread and beans on Friday, Lord, we're doin' fine
      
High Noon To Yuma (Larry W. Jones 07/16/2009) (song#5918)

A ten-wheel Baldwin called the High Noon to Yuma
Rolls the western rails with a mournful huffing sigh
It's said you see a legend that's less than human
When you see the High Noon to Yuma rolling by

Longhorns at the siding dying from lack of rain
Don't even know there's buzzards circling way up high
The High Noon to Yuma is a fast flying train
Trying to catch up with ghost riders in the sky

Take care if the High Noon to Yuma's your concern
Those rails to Yuma carries tales men can't explain
Go tell your next of kin that you might not return
Cowboy, think twice 'bout the High Noon to Yuma train

That town's a stop on the rails to Petaluma
Now, don’t take me wrong for the words I speak thereof
But if you're bound to ride the High Noon to Yuma
Leave behind your belongings and the one you love

It's said you see a legend that's less than human
That locomotive might just disappear for good
If you set your sights on the High Noon to Yuma
Cowboy, you’ll ride rails of steel not quite understood

A ten-wheel Baldwin called the High Noon to Yuma
Rolls the western rails with a mournful huffing sigh
It's said you see a legend that's less than human
When you see the High Noon to Yuma rolling by

High Noon to Yuma
High Noon to Yuma
Cowboy, think twice about the High Noon to Yuma
When you see the High Noon to Yuma rolling by 
      
Love From A Stranger (Larry W. Jones 07/16/2009) (song#5919)

Life is full of loneliness and can be full of dangers
Love is full of happiness that sometimes come from strangers

I never thought I'd ever meet someone who would not cheat
Until I met someone like you with kisses oh so sweet
Now, love from a stranger can be a danger to a heart
But I'm not a rearranger ‘cause our love will never part

I used to feel loneliness and life with all its dangers
But now I've found real happiness and love from a stranger

(instrumental)

Life is full of loneliness and can be full of dangers
Love is full of happiness that sometimes come from strangers

I looked in a crowd and was glad that some I never met
But now I say out loud that you're the one I won't forget
Dear, it seems strange to say that you're someone I didn't know
But may I say, I’ve found love from a stranger I love so
      
Silver Screen Cowboy World (Larry W. Jones 07/17/2009) (song#5920)

We lined up every Saturday morning
To watch great old western movies at ten
White hatted heros were always warning
The wily outlaws they'd get 'em back then

Their horses had names we knew as young boys
There was Koko and Champion we all loved
Those silver screen cowboys brought us such joys
We stared at our heroes riding above

They went ridin' along, singin' their songs
Kissin' their horses instead of cowgirls
Outlaws drank whiskey and did all the wrongs
In that good guy silver screen cowboy world

(instrumental)

After the roundup was done, songs were sung
With outlaws sneaking around in the night
Tony would whinny 'fore their trap was sprung
Then our heroes chased those bad guys in flight

We young-uns knew the cowboys ways of course
That they had to move on to some new threat
He would kiss his horse, then with much remorse
Wave to cowgirls and ride off in the west

They went ridin' along, singin' their songs
Kissin' their horses instead of cowgirls
Outlaws drank whiskey and did all the wrongs
In that good guy silver screen cowboy world
      
Hillbilly Rain (Larry W. Jones 07/18/2009) (song#5921)

I still recall hillbilly rain
That would fall down on summer days
I wish I could go there again
Where catfish in lazy streams play

Home folks and friends sat on the porch
Grandpa played his banjo we loved
Hillbilly songs were like a torch
While hillbilly rain fell from above

When hillbilly rain fell, it was like a heart song
On the tin roof of our home in the hills
Oh, it healed most of our cares and most of life's wrongs
I wish I lived in hillbilly rain still

(instrumental)

But today, that music is lost
Or at least it almost appears
Folks now hurry, n'ere count the cost
With all of their worry and fears

Can anyone still remember
If so, then sing out if you will
Hillbilly rain in September
Still falls in those hillbilly hills

When hillbilly rain fell, it was like a heart song
On the tin roof of our home in the hills
Oh, it healed most of our cares and most of life's wrongs
I wish I lived in hillbilly rain still
      
Kisses On The Breeze (Larry W. Jones 07/18/2009) (song#5922)

Dear, I'm so far away, I miss you so today
But I think of you with so much ease
Dear, I wish you were here so I could hold you near
I can feel your kisses on the breeze
 
I look upon a star, I wonder how you are
And wish you were here in times like these
I see your lovely face that makes my heartbeat race
I can feel your kisses on the breeze

At night when I'm alone, I hear a calming song
That whispers through the branches of the trees
I know our love is strong, I've known it all along
I know you're sending kisses on the breeze

(instrumental)

Darling, on days when we must be so far apart
Keep in mind my love across the seas
In moments of reflection, love is protection
When you send your kisses on the breeze

At night when I'm alone, I hear a calming song
That whispers through the branches of the trees
I know our love is strong, I've known it all along
I know you're sending kisses on the breeze

I know you're sending kisses on the breeze
      
I Wish I Were The One (Larry W. Jones 07/18/2009) (song#5923)

I wish I were the one to dance with you
The one to have just one romance with you
Whatever could be done, that's what I'd do
Darling, I wish I were the one

I wish I were the one you dream of most
The one to share your kiss and hold you close
I only reminisce which is no fun
Darling, I wish I were the one

I wish I were the one your path would cross
The one who never won, in love has lost
You could turn my darkness into bright sun
Darling, I wish I were the one

I wish I were the one you kiss goodnight
The one you think about when out of sight
You would be my one until time is done
Darling, I wish I were the one

(instrumental)

I wish I were the one to care for you
I would be the one to be fair to you
Oh, when will it be that our love's begun
Darling, I wish I were the one

I wish I were the one to say I do
The one who's walking down the aisle with you
I wish to win the race of love when run
Darling, I wish I were the one
      
Boxcar Bob (Larry W. Jones 07/18/2009) (song#5924)

Eight cars behind in a slow rolling freight
A hobo with Dago Red wine lay still
Friend of mine, Boxcar Bob was my soul mate
That he always was and he always will

The old boxcar clinked on every passing link
A tune Boxcar Bob called the hobos chime
All I knew in a night as black as ink
Bob was quite a friend for a long long time

There have been some long rails we've traveled, Bob
We were just two hobos that loved to roam
We were ditched off the Gila Monster, Bob
Over in New Mexico far from home

We hid from railroad bulls in purple sage
Alongside the tracks by Sandia Peak
Up in Leadville we rode that narrow gage
On the way to Penrose and Cripple Creek

Bob, we rode the California Northern
Down to San Diego just for a laugh
Everything we owned except skin and bone
We divided it all, Bob, half and half

I remember your words, Bob, although hard
You made me promise by heaven above
If you were the one dealt the first death card
That I'd bury you by the ones you love

It's like the roundup in the old corral
When the last of the cowboys come around
Well, Boxcar Bob, you've been my hobo pal
This old train is rollin' you homeward bound
      
South Of The Border Of The Blues (Larry W. Jones 07/19/2009) (song#5925)

I wandered by the same old cantina
To see if anything had changed
And to see if anyone had any news
No one knew a girl named Tina
Then I had a feeling that seemed so strange
South of the border of the blues

Some senoritas smiled while I was there
An empty chair sat by the wall
I went and sat down with nothing to lose
Music from guitars filled the air
Then my lonely teardrops began to fall
South of the border of the blues

(instrumental)

Some senoritas smiled while I was there
An empty chair sat by the wall
I went and sat down with nothing to lose
Music from guitars filled the air
Then my lonely teardrops began to fall
South of the border of the blues

Music from guitars filled the air
Then my lonely teardrops began to fall
South of the border of the blues
      
Heavy Load Hauler (Larry W. Jones 07/19/2009) (song#5926)

A young truck driver walked into the cafe
Complaining 'bout the route he had to drive
I looked at him and all I had to say
Son, you've gotta drive that rig to survive

I'm a heavy load hauler, an over the road crawler
I can't wait for my next hard run
I'm from Texas and I'm taller, drivin' for the dollar
I don't retard that throttle, son

I've drove interstates around the Great Lakes
I love to make big diesels cry and whine
And son, what I have found, for goodness sakes
You'll be a heavy load hauler in time

I'm a heavy load hauler, an over the road crawler
I can't wait for my next hard run
I'm from Texas and I'm taller, drivin' for the dollar
I don't retard that throttle, son

(instrumental)

He swallowed down his coffee, tipped a dime
And said he'd give it some more time to see
Outside his diesel roared from being primed
He'll be a heavy load hauler like me

I'm a heavy load hauler, an over the road crawler
I can't wait for my next hard run
I'm from Texas and I'm taller, drivin' for the dollar
I don't retard that throttle, son

I'm a heavy load hauler on an over the road hard run
      
Amber Moon (Larry W. Jones 07/19/2009) (song#5927)

Out on the trail, evening arrives
Among the ponderosa pines
Hoofbeats echo near by my side
Could it be just a phantom sign

Dark velvet skies are all alight
Out on the trail this rambler's June
A vision invades the dark night
My Indian maid, Amber Moon

I call to my love forsaken
Where she has gone, I do not know
But ere 'fore the dawn awakens
I must follow where the wind blows

(instrumental)

I call to my love forsaken
Where she has gone, I do not know
But ere 'fore the dawn awakens
I must follow where the wind blows

The trail toward the west I'll follow
And this veil perhaps will lift soon
I must ride swift as an arrow
To the side of my Amber Moon
      
Ain't Nobody Here But Us Turkeys (Larry W. Jones 07/20/2009) (song#5928)

Now old farmer John, when the day was done
Slammed the barnyard gate as he'd always done
Over in the turkey pen, in their shed
Farmer John heard these words the turkeys said

John, ain't nobody here but us turkeys
As to whether we're birds of a feather
Ain't nobody here but us together
Turkeys hang together, any weather
We're turkeys sleepin' and you come creepin'
With gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble at the gate

John, ain't nobody here but us turkeys
We said, ain't nobody but us around
You come slammin' the gate at half past eight
You irritate us turkeys with that sound 
We're turkeys sleepin' and you come creepin'
With gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble at the gate

To you, our turkey sleep don't mean a dime
Now, tomorrow's gonna be a busy time
John, it takes everything we turkeys got
To strut and sing and dance the turkey trot

(instrumental)

John, ain't nobody here but us turkeys
We said, ain't nobody but us around
John, you've been feedin' us since Thanksgivin'
We turkeys don't need the thanks you're givin'
John, when you bring your ax, it ain't that great
With gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble at the gate

To you, our turkey sleep don't mean a dime
Now, tomorrow's gonna be a busy time
John, it takes everything we turkeys got
To strut and sing and dance the turkey trot

John, ain't nobody here but us turkeys
We said, ain't nobody but us around
John, when you close that gate, don't make a sound
      
Look Me Up (Larry W. Jones 07/20/2009) (song#5929)

If you're feeling down and there's no love to be found
Look me up cause I've been looking for you
If you're down and out and it seems there's no way out
Look me up cause I've been looking for you

If your tears won't stop and your heart's about to drop
And you shop around for love that is true
I'll be on the hook, you can read me like a book
Look me up cause I've been looking for you

(instrumental)

If your world don't seem right and your dream's out of sight
Look me up cause I've been looking for you
If your plans go wrong and you need a man who's strong
Look me up cause I've been looking for you
 
If you need romance, then darling, give me a chance
Just concede that our love can be renewed
I'll love you forever more with more love in store
Look me up cause I've been looking for you

Darling, look me up, look me up
Look me up cause I've been looking for you
      
Where The Winds Wail (Larry W. Jones 07/21/2009) (song#5930)

I gotta ride through snow and hail
Though I don't even know the trail
Where the winds wail, where the winds wail

I'll just have to see where it leads
If I can trust my faithful steed
Over hill and then over dale
Yes, I must go where the winds wail
Where the winds wail

This snow is about to blind me
The posse is close behind me
I'm a dead man if they find me
Here on the trail where the winds wail
Where the winds wail

Keep on a-climbin' you big horse
Now's no time for bein' lazy
I know it sounds crazy, of course
I don't wanna push up daisies

Sheriff might beat me to the draw
I'll pay my tariff to the law without fail
Keep on a-climbin' you big horse
Where the winds wail

Got no saddle pals to shove me
Got no gals to ever love me
No one here to take care of me
So I'll just go on up the trail
Where the winds wail

I gotta ride through snow and hail
Though I don't even know the trail
Where the winds wail, where the winds wail
Where the wind wail
      
Real Cowboys Are Gone (Larry W. Jones 07/21/2009) (song#5931)

Eagles flying high over empty trails
Coyotes replying with lonesome wails
Serve to remind me, real cowboys are gone 
Real Cowboys are gone

Empty stables so broken and lonely
Creaking windmills have spoken and only
Serve to remind me, real cowboys are gone 
Real Cowboys are gone

Those springtime roundups from some other times
Yodeling cowboys with their western rhymes
Are just part of yesterday found in songs
Real Cowboys are gone

(instrumental)

Prairie purple sage covered with frost now
Tell of an age that's forever lost now
And they remind me, real cowboys are gone
Real Cowboys are gone
 
Bright lights of big cities almost blind me
There's a host of things wrong to remind me
Real cowboys are gone
Real cowboys are gone
      
If You Won't Check In (Larry W. Jones 07/21/2009) (song#5932)

When we both checked into love, it was clear 
That we were checking in for good
Now dear, you think there's no path out of here
Well darlin', maybe you just should
You only took, then left me on the hook
Here's one thing that's now understood
In games of love, it's give or shove
If you won't check in, then check out for good

All your promises slipped right through your hands
The test of time you never stood
This love of yours and mine was built on sands
Love took a chance but never could
It seems that our dreams are forever lost
It's my concern that they have burned like wood
In games of love, it's give or shove
If you won't check in, then check out for good

(instrumental)

All your promises slipped right through your hands
The test of time you never stood
This love of yours and mine was built on sands
Love took a chance but never could
You only took, then left me on the hook
Here's one thing that's now understood
In games of love, it's give or shove
If you won't check in, then check out for good

If you won't check in, then check out for good
      
Girl In The Meadow Grove (Larry W. Jones 07/21/2009) (song#5933)

(Think back to me, think back to me)
(Think back to me for all of time)

Now, when I was just a young lad
To raise me right, my mama strove
One day I met a maiden clad
In green, girl in the meadow grove
Oh, the girl in the meadow grove
She had green eyes and auburn hair
I knew, no matter where I roved
There would be no other as fair

(Think back to me, think back to me)
(Think back to me for all of time)

Her eyes were bright and grassy green
I knew I'd found a treasure trove
Such auburn hair I'd never seen
A queen, girl in the meadow grove
She turned her head for then to run
I called to her upon the wind
My love for her had just begun
I would love her until the end

She vanished in the meadow mist
I thought as I walked slowly home
I'd find someone like her I'd missed
And kiss that girl I'd call my own
Now I'm an old man and I see
Although I tried, although I strove
I never found a wife for me
T’was no girl in the meadow grove

(Think back to me, think back to me)
(Think back to me for all of time)
      
Caught In The Line Of Love (Larry W. Jones 07/22/2009) (song#5934)

Every road has its bends and turns
Rivers have their bridges that burn
Some get caught in the line of fire
I got caught in the line of love

I feared that all my wildest dreams
Would all be seared, or so it seemed
Some get caught in the line of fire
I got caught in the line of love

I said I'd never pledge my heart
But time has ways to do its part
You drew a line to my desire
I got caught in the line of love

(instrumental)

Once I thought all my dreams would fade
Almost gave up on ones I'd made
You sent love's line so much higher
I got caught in the line of love

Every road has its bends and turns
Rivers have their bridges that burn
Some get caught in the line of fire
I got caught in the line of love

I got caught in your line of love
      
Country Bred Country Fed Country Warm (Larry W. Jones 07/22/2009) (song#5935)

As I view the tall skyscrapers, they just don't fit the place I know
They remind me of fly paper that catches trash that people throw
Then I'm reminded of my roots and all the kind folks that I've seen
When I wore my old cowboy boots and my favorite Wrangler jeans
Back in the country, my life is reborn
I'm country bred, country fed, country warm

As I view dirty garbage trucks and wait for the last fast subway
I know this place lives for the bucks and bright lights where life's losers play
Then I'm reminded of things green, like watermelons ripe and red
Collard greens, bacon, pinto beans, granny apple pie before bed
Back in the country, my life is reborn
I'm country bred, country fed, country warm

(instrumental)

As I view all the soccer moms shuttling back and forth their kids
I wonder if there's hidden bombs and other things the law forbids
Then I'm reminded of the words Daddy said, that still in me burn
Son, if your life and dreams get blurred, you will know where you must return
Back in the country, my life is reborn
I'm country bred, country fed, country warm

I'm country bred, country fed, country warm
      
Lone Star Beer And Lone Star Cheer (Larry W. Jones 07/22/2009) (song#5936)

I had lots of fun with my pals tonight
We laughed and joked and bought another round
They talked about their gals while gettin' tight
No one noticed that I was feelin' down

My Lone Star beer and Lone Star cheer is gone
It's clear that I'll be goin' home alone
The juke box keeps on playin' songs so drear
My Lone Star beer and Lone Star cheer is gone

(instrumental)

My friends think I don't need you anymore
They tell me I'll just find somebody else
My Lone Star beer don't succeed as before
I must concede that I'm just not myself

My Lone Star beer and Lone Star cheer is gone
It's clear that I'll be goin' home alone
The juke box keeps on playin' songs so drear
My Lone Star beer and Lone Star cheer is gone

The juke box keeps on playin' songs so drear
My Lone Star beer and Lone Star cheer is gone
      
I'll Mail Myself (Larry W. Jones 07/23/2009) (song#5937)

Well, I'm gonna roll me up in cardboard
I'm gonna seal it up with tape and glue
Then stick on all the stamps I can afford
I'll mail myself to a sweet girl like you

Yeah, I'm gonna tie a knot with strong twine
I'm gonna write a hot note you can view
Then in my great big mailbox I will climb
I'll mail myself to a sweet girl like you

Darlin', when you check your mail Friday eve
Unroll the cardboard so it will reveal
Something you might not suspect or believe
You'll find a big package of love that's real

(instrumental)

Well, I'm gonna roll me up in cardboard
I'm gonna seal it up with tape and glue
Then stick on all the stamps I can afford
I'll mail myself to a sweet girl like you

Darlin', don't forget to check your mailbox
I'm not junk mail and won't cause you no harm
You can serve me some whiskey on the rocks
And I'll fall right into your lovin' arms
      
Homeward Trails (Larry W. Jones 07/23/2009) (song#5938)

I've ridden down some long dusty trailways
Some I hated but I have loved a few
But none ever gave me such a feeling
As the homeward trails leading back to you
On the prairie wind I've heard you whisper
As soft as sunshine on the meadow dew
Trails that lead to my best destination
Are the homeward trails leading back to you

Homeward trails leading back to you
Homeward trails leading back to you
It don't matter where I go, what I do
I take homeward trails leading back to you

(instrumental)

I've ridden o'er the west's highest mountains
From the flat front range to the western slope
I've seen rainbows where the antelope runs
But nothing's as pretty as love's one hope
It could be that I'm just getting older
But maybe I'm finally getting wise
Some old trails I ride are feeling colder
But not the ones leading to your warm eyes

Homeward trails leading back to you
Homeward trails leading back to you
It don't matter where I go, what I do
I take homeward trails leading back to you
      
Ballad Of Mon Cherie (Larry W. Jones 07/24/2009) (song#5939)

Down in the deep southern town of New Orleans
I was in love with an Acadian girl
Fridays would see me in Jolie's cabaret
Zydeco played and mon Cherie would twirl

Dark as the night were the eyes of mon Cherie
Such a delight was this sweet Cajun belle
My heart she would own for eternity
But I could not see that my love would fail

One night a new young fellow walked in
Trying for her hand to win
Winking and thinking that by his smooth talking
He'd win the hand of mon Cherie that I loved

In envy I demanded he leave her and not come there again 
Out came his knife blade of four inches or more
A move he made past her but my blade was faster
He paid with his life on the cabaret floor

In that one instant my life flashed before me
I didn’t know what I was going to do
All I could think of was my world was disaster
My only chance was the swamps and bayous

Out to the bayou by Jolie’s I flew
Out where the pirogues were tied
I saw a new one and I jumped into one
Poling away, down the bayou I plied

Into the swamps I went from the deep southern town of New Orleans
As far as the bayous past Thibodaux
Back in New Orleans my life would have ended
Now I must dwell in these swamps that I know
Oh, but I long for the arms of mon Cherie
Whose love is warm though it may mean my death

I loaded my pirogue and then I went poling along in the dark
I know tomorrow the sheriff may find me
A chance I must take for sweet mon Cherie’s heart

Next evening I arrive on the bayou surrounding New Orleans
I see lamps in Jolie’s cabaret glow
I know it’s wrong but I long for mon Cherie
From pirogue to the cabaret I go

The sounds on my right come from hidden lawmen
With more men on my left, I now must pay
I’m running as fast as my feet can carry
Trying to make it to Jolie’s cabaret

Then I feel something is wrong ‘neath the pale moon
I know my race for love is done
I keep on trying but my steps will fail soon
My legs are weary, unable to run

But my love for mon Cherie still burns even though I have fallen
It’s getting much harder to catch my breath
Then I hear the loud bark from the pistols
And that’s when I know the dark feel of death

Out of the darkness mon Cherie has found me
I feel a kiss from the one I adore
Two loving arms are held tightly around me
Then I must bid mon Cherie au revoir
      
One Bum In This One Bummer Town (Larry W. Jones 07/24/2009) (song#5940)

This town is so small, there ain't many names
Folks call each other Johnny, Benny and James
And then there is one that's known all around
As the one bum in this one bummer town

I lost my one cup, so hold out my hand
Sometimes I wake up to bars in the can
My broken glasses just keep falling down
I'm the one bum in this one bummer town

This town has passed laws 'gainst any giving
Now, how can I last on penny living
The council has closed my one business down
I'm the one bum in this one bummer town
(instrumental)

This town is so small, there ain't many names
Folks call each other Johnny, Benny and James
And then there is one that's known all around
As the one bum in this one bummer town

This town has passed laws 'gainst any giving
Now, how can I last on penny living
The council has closed my one business down
I'm the one bum in this one bummer town

I'm the one bum in this one bummer town
      
Good Will Will (Larry W. Jones 07/24/2009) (song#5941)

What will make a house fill with love like a home
Good will will and you will if you're willing to
What will keep a shack on a hill right on track
Good will will and you will if you're willing to
 
Love will climb the stairs, spend time in all the chairs
Good will will answer prayers forever after
Love will fix the leak when all the rafters creak
Good will will fill a home with joy and laughter

What will make this place of mine glow with sunshine
Good will will and you will if you're willing to
How will love last forever and n'ere sever
Good will will and you will if you're willing to

(instrumental)

What will make cold wind become so warm again
Good will will and you will if you're willing to
What will make old walls turn into banquet halls
Good will will and you will if you're willing to

What will make a house fill with love like a home
Good will will and you will if you're willing to
      
Why I Love You The Way I Do (Larry W. Jones 07/24/2009) (song#5942)

I know why I love you the way I do
I never cry the way I used to do
I'm not lonely with love from you only
I know why I love you the way I do

My sleep is blessed because I'm not restless
My love is now deep and no more helpless
I'm never blue whenever you're in view
I know why I love you the way I do

I used to waste time in such haste to find
Trust that was misplaced because I was blind
But that was replaced by the way you do
I know why I love you the way I do

(instrumental)

My sleep is blessed because I'm not restless
My love is now deep and no more helpless
I'm never blue whenever you're in view
I know why I love you the way I do

I'm never blue whenever you're in view
I know why I love you the way I do
      
Tampico (Larry W. Jones 07/25/2009) (song#5943)

Aye, aye, aye, I spent a week-o down in Tampico
Tampico is a unique-o town in Mexico

When the boat docked at Tampico
We were greeted by someone of whom I can't speak-o
He sold me a souvenier which I brought home to here
And found it was a fake-o made in Waco (Texas!)

Aye, aye, aye, I spent a week-o down in Tampico
Tampico is a unique-o town in Mexico

They took us to a cantina
Senoritas were bueno in getting dinero
They wore native costumes-o, or so I assumed so
Til Rico said it was just a Tampico treek-o 

Aye, aye, aye, I spent a week-o down in Tampico
Tampico is a unique-o town in Mexico

(instrumental)

They helped us buy pottery-o
To go to Rio from winning the lottery-o
I bought lots of pots with lots of cracks, some holes and spots
They are real keepers but cheaper at the Goodwill-o

Aye, aye, aye, I spent a week-o down in Tampico
Tampico is a unique-o town in Mexico

We heard a Mexican band-o
Play in a barrio where we met some Banditios
They played the tambourine-o and served us black bean-o
It was fun being a gringo down in Tampico

Aye, aye, aye, I spent a week-o down in Tampico
Tampico is a unique-o town in Mexico
      
Pinto Ponies (Larry W. Jones 07/25/2009) (song#5944)

We've got our pinto ponies and my guitar
We've got the prairie moon with its golden beams
A cowboy and cowgirl with love bright as stars
Just two people feelin' right with all our dreams
[yodel]

We'll ride pinto ponies til the day we die
We've got trails that's all lined with birds and flowers
Mountains where ponderosa pines reach the sky
On our pinto ponies we yodel for hours
[yodel]

(instrumental)

We've got our pinto ponies, me and my gal
We ride the prairie with a gleam in our eyes
There's a corral for our pinto pony pals
And everything else that's good the west supplies

On pinto ponies we roam the range alone
We don't have to watch the busy world go by
Living in the west is the best kind of home
We'll ride pinto ponies til the day we die
[yodel]
      
Roll Along Conestoga (Larry W. Jones 07/25/2009) (song#5945)

Roll along conestoga, roll along
Roll your wagon wheels while I sing a song
Now, city girls may be regarded best
But I'll take one a little farther west
Roll along conestoga, roll along

California wagon rolling me home
That's where all cowboys eventually roam
Home on the range may seem to some as strange
But conestoga wagon dreams don't change
Roll along conestoga, roll along
 
Yippie-ti-yi-yo old timers
Now, I'm sure you can make room for one more
Yippie-ti-yi-yo gold miners
I'm headin' out to where the gold streams roar
Roll along conestoga, roll along

(instrumental)

Now, city girls may be regarded best
But I'll take one a little farther west

California wagon rolling me home
That's where all cowboys eventually roam
Home on the range may seem to some as strange
But conestoga wagon dreams don't change
Roll along conestoga, roll along

Roll along conestoga, roll along
      
Quarter At A Time (Larry W. Jones 07/25/2009) (song#5946)

Well, all I've got in my pocket is a five dollar bill
I broke the sprocket on my Harley drivin' up the hill
I can tell my tale to the boys in the bar line by line
With five dollars for the jukebox a quarter at a time

With five dollars for the jukebox a quarter at a time
We can holler for the Red Sox until it's closin' time
If they'll take my dog tag collar as the tab for some wine
Spend five dollars for the jukebox a quarter at a time

(instrumental)

Now, pardon me old buddy, I'd like to come and sit down
You look to be in misery, so good company I've found
I'll tell you all about my own lost love if I can find
My five dollars for the jukebox a quarter at a time

With five dollars for the jukebox a quarter at a time
We can holler for the Red Sox until it's closin' time
If they'll take my dog tag collar as the tab for some wine
Spend five dollars for the jukebox a quarter at a time

Spend five dollars for the jukebox a quarter at a time
      
Good Times May Come Around (Larry W. Jones 07/25/2009) (song#5947)

The pages for employment lay in disarray
But she never makes a fuss or frown
We don't have the money for her a lay-a-way
Some day the good times may come around

At the kitchen table we all send thanks above
For the little things that now surround
But most of all we're thankful for each others love
Some day the good times may come around

I feel so bad today but some day I'll show her
All of the good times she never found
I wish I could do it now because I owe her
Some day the good times may come around

(instrumental)

At night her sleep is light 'cause of the way she cares
She makes sure the kids are sound asleep
Then she can't forbid the tears that she strongly bears
When good times come she won't have to weep

There's the Sunday paper with nothing new to add
I'll try that county job cuttin' wood
I'm still hopin' for the good old days we all had
When good times may come around for good

She still prays that good times may come around for good
      
Sawmill Boy (Larry W. Jones 07/26/2009) (song#5948)

Girl with the golden locks, girl with the golden locks
I slip around to her side of town to see her
I love her and she loves me
But her Dad says our love's not to be
I'm just a sawmill boy
In love with a girl with the golden locks

At night I can see the lights from her mansion on the hill
Her Dad says that I can't date his daughter against his will
At the sawmill he's boss but I'm not welcome at his door
I won't count the cost but I must see the girl I adore

Girl with the golden locks, girl with the golden locks
I slip around to her side of town to see her
I love her and she loves me
But her Dad says our love's not to be
I'm just a sawmill boy
In love with a girl with the golden locks

(instrumental)

I hope and pray there will come a day
I can move across the tracks
I may not become a king, but one thing
I won't be running back
Til that time I'll try to make the climb
And save each dollar and dime
She'll slip away to meet me anyway
Though it seems like a crime

Girl with the golden locks, girl with the golden locks
I slip around to her side of town to see her
I love her and she loves me
But her Dad says our love's not to be
I'm just a sawmill boy
In love with a girl with the golden locks

Sawmill boy in love with a girl with the golden locks
Sawmill boy in love with a girl with the golden locks
      
Locomotive Number Nine (Larry W. Jones 07/26/2009) (song#5949)

Locomotive number nine rollin' in here right on time
Tell me, where did my darlin' step off of your railroad line
Now, there's one new bag I know she had, crossed in weaves of plaid
And now it grieves me to think she might be the leaving kind

Locomotive number nine rollin' in here right on time
She got on this old Wabash line they call the Cannonball
Baltimore ain't that far and she booked in a first class car
I'm up against a wall, I don't think she loves me at all

(instrumetal)

I should have known better but I wrote her one last letter
And told her not to let strangers hold her when on her way
I'm the spark in her eye but maybe an old flame came by
I wish she was here at the station standing on the quay

Locomotive number nine rollin' in here right on time
Tell me, where did my darlin' step off of your railroad line
Now, there's one new bag I know she had, crossed in weaves of plaid
And now it grieves me to think she might be the leaving kind

I'm up against a wall, I don't think she loves me at all
      
Tin Star (Larry W. Jones 07/26/2009) (song#5950)

San Angelo had a robber known in Texas as Sam Bass
Folks there bemoaned the fact that in robbing trains no one surpassed
Union Pacific lost a lot of gold to his gang of four
But Sam Bass and his outlaw band always wanted more and more
Always wanted more

From the town of Waco came a Texas Ranger who'd been called
Efforts in San Angelo to get Sam Bass had all been stalled
The Ranger told the sheriff that he had come to do his best
George Herold was known near and far with the tin star on his chest
Tin star on his chest

Sam Bass was a bold train robber known in Texas all around
But the Ranger told the townfolk that he'd come to put 'im down
Sam Bass was mighty clever and he boldly said he was the best
He'd not be dead from some Ranger with a tin star on his chest
Tin star on his chest

Sam bass didn't worry, he was in no hurry to leave town
He had planned to rob another train before the sun went down
George Herold never wavered when his call came to meet the test
He savored being a Ranger with the tin star on his chest
Tin star on his chest

The hot Texas sun rose quickly toward the setting of high noon
Bold Sam Bass and the Ranger would be getting his reply soon
Folks in San Angelo went to see but some just closed their eyes
For what was about to be was one would meet his own demise
Meet his own demise

The hands on the town clock seemed to stop before it passed mid day
And George Herold stood and waited for Sam Bass to make his play
Sam Bass went for his gun and San Angelo saw who was best
Robbing trains are done, said the Ranger with the tin star on his chest 
Tin star on his chest

Sam Bass is entombed in Round Rock in an outlaws burial ground
Texas Ranger George Herold lived and died in El Paso town
Sam Bass might have gone on robbing trains somewhere out in the west
If not for a Texas Ranger with a tin star on his chest
Tin star on his chest

Tin star, tin star
If not for a Texas Ranger with a tin star on his chest
Tin star on his chest
      
Mama’s Weathered Hands (Larry W. Jones 07/26/2009) (song#5951)

Rusty corrugated panels made up the roof
On our shack on Gladstell sawmill road in the sand
My Daddy sawed the hard wood and drank hundred proof
While Mama withstood it all with her weathered hands

She dreamed of good times though life would not be a song
We kids were just too young to really understand
That we were the lower class and our rank was wrong
But we all saw our Mama’s tears and weathered hands

Mama never got the things she really needed
Even though Daddy worked as hard as hard work can
Mama knew the situation and conceded
That she would have to live with worn and weathered hands
 
(instrumental)

Daddy hoped for a better way than sawmill life
But I don’t remember seeing the dreams he planned
As we grew older, all I saw was strain and strife
And more sad reasons for my Mama’s weathered hands

Mama never got the things she really needed
Even though Daddy worked as hard as hard work can
Mama knew the situation and conceded
That she would have to live with worn and weathered hands

I remember my Mama’s worn and weathered hands
      
For Good Or Bad (Larry W. Jones 07/28/2009) (song#5952)

For good or bad, dear, I still need you
You're all I had and I'll n'ere forget
For good or bad, I can't mislead you
Although I'm sad and full of regret

I always felt that you would leave me
When I dealt with all that we went through
I recall your words that still grieve me
For good or bad, dear, I still need you

For good or bad, it doesn't matter
If my sad heart is shattered in two
For good or bad, with my dreams scattered
Darling, I know that I still need you

(instrumental)

For good or bad, it doesn't matter
If my sad heart is shattered in two

For good or bad, dear, I still need you
You're all I had and I'll n'ere forget
For good or bad, I can't mislead you
Although I'm sad and full of regret

I always felt that you would leave me
When I dealt with all that we went through
I recall your words that still grieve me
For good or bad, dear, I still need you
      
Yesterday's Memory (Larry W. Jones 07/28/2009) (song#5953)

You deceived and she believed every word you said
Lies you fed and not a thread of truth would she see
A wedding band was what she planned the day she'd wed
Her dreams now are sand and yesterday's memory
Yesterday's memory

You thought you were smart to play the part of a king
Her heart you broke with words you spoke so hastily
You were wrong, she wasn't strong though she was a queen
Yesterday's song is now yesterday's memory
Yesterday's memory

(instrumental)

It's no surprise, love despised will only perish
You had romance but took a chance in running free
Cheating, mistreating isn't love for one cherished
Today you sadly greet yesterday's memory
Yesterday's memory

When winter comes and you succumb to empty walls
You'll think back about your lack of integrity
Leaves will turn and your heart will burn as you recall
Love lost and the cost of yesterday's memory
Yesterday's memory
      
Red Wing On His Shoulder (Larry W. Jones 07/28/2009) (song#5954)

He sported a red wing on his shoulder
Just where he got the thing, he did not know
He supported himself until older
On the Bering Sea at forty below

He spoke of the red wing on his shoulder
And of the Spring that never came in May
He once had a wife but couldn't hold her
When asked why, he would look at you and say

It's so dark and cold up in Alaska
A man needs a red wing on his shoulder
To succeed when a woman pulls her love
And he has to fly 'cause he can't hold her

He left Alaska in the Fall of nineteen sixty three
Said he couldn't grapple with the cold of the Bering Sea
He picked pears and apples until the big Seattle freeze
Then winged his way down to L.A. to see what he could see

He said he dreamed at night and wondered where his wife went to
With all his might he wished he'd sooner left the Bering Sea
The red wing on his shoulder should have been in ink of blue
Since all he could think of was misery to which love flew

It's so dark and cold up in Alaska
A man needs a red wing on his shoulder
To succeed when a woman pulls her love
And he has to fly 'cause he can't hold her

On a side street in L.A. is where he lay down and died
It was on a day when nobody came around and cried
The red wing on his shoulder had failed to fly, though he tried
His ashes in Alaska in the Bering Sea reside

It's so dark and cold up in Alaska
A man needs a red wing on his shoulder
To succeed when a woman pulls her love
And he has to fly 'cause he can't hold her

A man needs a red wing on his shoulder
Red wing on his shoulder
      
Somewhere There's A Face (Larry W. Jones 07/29/2009) (song#5955)

Somewhere there's a face in some place for everyone
Somewhere there's a face and arms for embracing me
I have no one's love to share and I wonder where
Oh, where is that face in some place waiting for me
(Somewhere, somewhere)

Somewhere there's a face in some place for everyone
Somewhere there's a face and arms for embracing me
I'll just stay in love's quest until my heart finds rest
And I find that face in some place waiting for me
(Somewhere, somewhere)

(instrumental)

Somewhere there's a face in some place for everyone
Somewhere there's a face and arms for embracing me
I'll just stay in love's quest until my heart finds rest
And I find that face in some place waiting for me

I'll just stay in love's quest until my heart finds rest
And I find that face in some place waiting for me
(Somewhere, somewhere)
      
When I Cast Aside A Rose (Larry W. Jones 07/29/2009) (song#5956)

There was a time when she was mine, with wine and roses
Love that's spurned and bridges burned in time discloses
The wine I drank gave not a thank you in return
Pride arose and wine I chose on a bridge that burned

There was a time when she was mine, with wine and roses
Red wine is fine, gives not a sign when love closes
And my fool pride forgot that wine, the truth will hide
Wine and pride I chose when I cast aside a rose

(instrumental)

There was a time when she was mine, with wine and roses
The love lost wasn't worth the cost it imposes
Pride stood in the way, here I am today alone
I cast aside a rose that I no longer own

There was a time when she was mine, with wine and roses
Red wine is fine, gives not a sign when love closes
And my fool pride forgot that wine, the truth will hide
Wine and pride I chose when I cast aside a rose

When I cast aside a rose
      
A Thousand Ways (Larry W. Jones 07/30/2009) (song#5957)

You love me, your words were warm as the sun
You love me, I know I'm your only one
You love me, I know love must be repaid
And darling, I'll show it a thousand ways

I'm your man, so sweetheart, you'll find me true
I would never plan to make you feel blue
And when apart, I'll still keep you in view

You'll be true, you have proved it every day
All that's due, you've given in every way
I'm no more blue, is one thing I must say
All that's true, I'll show in a thousand ways

(instrumental)

You're so nice and sweet to me
And precisely what I need 
Each day's new, I'll show it a thousand ways

Sweetheart just wait, until eternity
I'll be the same, there'll be no change in me
You love me, and I'll love you all my days
Yes darling, I'll show it a thousand ways

I'll show it a thousand ways
      
There I Went Again (Larry W. Jones 07/31/2009) (song#5958)

There I went again, missing you
There I went again, feeling blue
The day you went, my crazy heart
Went right on ahead loving you
There I went again, missing you

Well, this morning when I awoke
An old familiar voice then spoke
Told me to get you off my mind
That's when I went apart inside
There I went again, same old ride

(instrumental)

That's when I went apart inside
There I went again, same old ride

There I went again, missing you
There I went again, feeling blue
The day you went, my crazy heart
Went right on ahead loving you
There I went again, missing you

There I went again, missing you
      
Folks Think I'm Broke (Larry W. Jones 07/31/2009) (song#5959)
 
Well, I'm so badly bent, folks think I'm broke
Sadly, I got but nine cents, can't drink a coke
Got no complaint but I sure ain't no oak
Yeah, I'm so badly bent, folks think I'm broke
 
When I paid a visit to my old chum
To ask for aid, he looked a little glum
He was afraid I had become a bum
And next payday was a long time away
 
Well, I'm so badly bent, folks think I'm broke
Sadly, I got but nine cents, can't drink a coke
Got no complaint but I sure ain't no oak
Yeah, I'm so badly bent, folks think I'm broke
 
(instrumental)
 
Well, then I went to see my long lost love
I told her she was still my turtle dove
Asked if she knew what I was thinking of
She said, if it's money honey, drop dead
 
Well, I'm so badly bent, folks think I'm broke
Sadly, I got but nine cents, can't drink a coke
Got no complaint but I sure ain't no oak
Yeah, I'm so badly bent, folks think I'm broke
      
Dark Velvet Blue (Larry W. Jones 07/04/2009) (song#5960)

Oh, the time that has passed has been so long
But dear, you’ve been on my mind all along
I’m more than misty blue from missing you
My whole world is painted dark velvet blue

Darling, when your dear name I hear mentioned
An old flame is lit though not intentioned
Mem’ries more than misty blue come anew
My whole world is painted dark velvet blue

Heaven knows how hard I’ve tried to forget
How I’ve cried tears in regard to regret
I told myself how glad I am we’re through
But I’ve painted myself dark velvet blue

(instrumental)

Darling, when your dear name I hear mentioned
An old flame is lit though not intentioned
Mem’ries more than misty blue come anew
My whole world is painted dark velvet blue

Mem’ries more than misty blue come anew
My whole world is painted dark velvet blue
      
Blue Blue Grass (Larry W. Jones 07/05/2009) (song#5961)

As I stepped off the train in the warm summer rain
Old Kentucky never looked so good as right then
A rainbow formed in the sky to welcome me home
Sweet Molly ran to me with opened arms again
In the blue blue grass of my old Kentucky home

Chains no longer bound me as friends now surround me
In the blue blue grass of my old Kentucky home
Fields are green with corn as on the day I was born
In that old farm house from which I just had to roam
Molly and I stroll the path where we used to laugh
Hand in hand with dreams that only we share alone
In the blue blue grass of my old Kentucky home

(instrumental)
 
Silence then is broken by words I hear spoken
Through the cold iron prison bars that still confine me
My dreams are full of memories that remind me
That life can pass so very fast without warning
And mine will end without a friend this last morning
In the blue blue grass of my old Kentucky home
From deep in my chest I now pray that I may rest
Neath the blue blue grass of my old Kentucky home
      
Big Rig Daddy (Larry W. Jones 07/05/2009) (song#5962)

My darlin' asked, dear, do you really have to go
Sounded like a broke record on the radio
I said my truck note was due and we need the dough

My rig takes a beatin' every time I leave town
It's pedal to the metal with the hammer down
I'm just a big rig daddy and I don't drive slow

Now, a ten lane interstate is a trucker's life
But then, a-waitin' back home is his darlin' wife
Up ahead a slow driver's gettin' in my way

Now, I should-a took a job with a white collar
Then I could-a had a job payin' top dollar
I'll be a big rig daddy til my dyin' day

Well, my darlin' asked me when I was gonna quit
I said I'm still payin' for that big rig permit
I'm just a big rig daddy's all I had to say

By day, number two diesel's flowin' in my blood
At night I open up another ice cold Bud
Yeah, I'm a big rig daddy
Big rig daddy
A big rig daddy drivin' through the rain and mud
      
Bud Wiser (Larry W. Jones 07/05/2009) (song#5963)

Now, some folks are dumb and some are dumber
And some folks are wise and some are wiser
Here's the bracket my buds say I fit in
I drink another Bud and I become wiser
I buy another round because I'm no miser
My friends all say that I'm the wisest bud that's ever been

I ain't no dummy when it comes to beer
Yeah, I get wiser when a Bud is near
Although I shed a tear or two by ten
I drink another Bud and I become wiser
I buy another round because I'm no miser
My friends all say that I'm the smartest of Bud wiser men

(instrumental)

I beat a dame playin' a game of gin rummy
She said, you think you're wiser and you're no dummy
Well bud, this time I only let you win
You drink another Bud and you become wiser
You buy another round because you're no miser
One of these days bud, you'll be the dumbest you've ever been

Now, some folks are dumb and some are dumber
And some folks are wise and some are wiser
Here's the bracket my buds say I fit in
I drink another Bud and I become wiser
I buy another round because I'm no miser
My friends all say that I'm the wisest bud that's ever been
      
Come All Ye Roving Cowboys (Larry W. Jones 07/06/2009) (song#5964)

Come all ye roving cowboys
And together we will ride
Across the prairies of the earth
Under the western sky
Those with song will start to sing
While those with guitars will play
Coyotes will listen to our tunes
At the end of day

Come all ye roving cowboys
And together we will ride
Across the prairies of the earth
Under the western sky
Our Cookie, he bakes bread and beans
And coffee hot and good
And he plays western fiddle, boys
Like all good cowboys should

(instrumental)

Big trail boss with the rugged touch
And no kind angel he
Will sing for you his cattle call
For his soft side to see
Wild stampeding of cattle hooves
Will be like drums to hear
To the rhythm of the range
All you cowboys will give ear

Come all ye roving cowboys
And together we will ride
Across the prairies of the earth
Under the western sky
      
Forevermore (Larry W. Jones 07/06/2009) (song#5965)

My love for you will last forevermore
Even when time has passed forevermore
Deep within my heart, today is the start
Dear, you will be forevermore my own
Just as the sun will shine from shore to shore
My love will burn for the one I adore
You will be forevermore mine alone

My love for you will last forevermore
The die has now been cast forevermore
The skies will fall before my love will stall
Dear, you will be forevermore above
All others who may in time come my way
My dreams of you will stay, is all I say
You will be forevermore my one love

(instrumental)

My love for you will last forevermore
Even when time has passed forevermore
Deep within my heart, today is the start
Dear, you will be forevermore my own
Just as the sun will shine from shore to shore
My love will burn for the one I adore
You will be forevermore mine alone

Just as the sun will shine from shore to shore
My love will burn for the one I adore
You will be forevermore mine alone
      
At Sundown (Larry W. Jones 07/06/2009) (song#5966)

I wait for that special time of day
When dreams climb and drift my way
And sweet thoughts sublime stray at sundown
Your memory is so close and warm
Mona Lisa in art form
As more tears form and fall at sundown

Sundown is the time I miss you most of all
That special time of day when soft twilight falls
Blue skies turn to purple, a scene to behold
At sundown when the whole world is painted gold

(instrumental)

Sundown is the time I miss you most of all
That special time of day when soft twilight falls

But such beauty brings no happiness
It brings only emptiness
When I still see your form at sundown
Sundown is that special time of day
When dreams climb and drift my way
And sweet thoughts sublime stray at sundown

Your memory is so close and warm
Mona Lisa in art form
As more tears form and fall at sundown
      
With Every Little Rose Petal (Larry W. Jones 08/07/2009) (song#5967)

Walking down a country lane, I saw a pretty rose
It was plain that it was meant for me, or I suppose
Every little petal recalled a love once so true
And as I touched every one, a tear would fall so blue

With every little rose petal, I remember you
Every little rose petal reminds me why I'm blue
I walked every country mile to see your every smile
With every little rose petal, I remember you

At night when I sleep, I keep a pillow in my arms
To remind me how tightly I held you with your charms
I'd walk country miles again to have your smiles again
Oh my darlin', pretty rose, how I remember you

(instrumental)

Walking down a country lane, I saw a pretty rose
It was plain that it was meant for me, or I suppose

With every little rose petal, I remember you
Every little rose petal reminds me why I'm blue
I walked every country mile to see your every smile
With every little rose petal, I remember you

With every little rose petal, I remember you
      
Shadow Hobo Joe (Larry W. Jones 08/07/2009) (song#5968)

Just out of work on the east coast, down to my last penny
Huddled by a sign post for a ride, but there wasn't any
I got tired of waiting in the cold for such a long time
And started walking south toward the Mason and Dixon line
I thought I could make West Virginia in a couple days
If I could get some needed rest while I was on my way
By the second night I was stranded in a railroad town
My fortune was underhanded with cold rain pouring down
I was hungry as a hobo and the wind had a chill
When a locomotive sound, the cold silent darkness filled  
The night train stopped and I saw extended a friendly arm
A voice said, come on up here stranger, the box car is warm
In the box car there stood an old man who said with a grin
Come on in here stranger and I'll share my bottle of gin
I asked him his name and he said it wasn't by design
I'm Shadow Hobo Joe of the Mason and Dixon line
So, I asked him how he came to be called by such a name
He said, stranger, this old train you're riding on is to blame
There ain't no hobo ever lived with a tale same as mine
I'm Shadow Hobo Joe of the Mason and Dixon line
We rode those rails for the better part of that awful night
Until the lights of the next train station came into sight
He said to me, well stranger, this is the end of your line
Up ahead I've gotta make the fork of the Brandywine
He handed me a thin dime as I heard the train whistle blow
Said, tell folks inside that Shadow Hobo Joe said hello
Then Shadow Hobo Joe and his train rolled into the night
I looked out through the rain but soon he was gone out of sight
I went inside the train depot to the cafe to dine
Told them Shadow Hobo Joe said hello, cup for his dime
If a pin had been dropped, you could have heard it down the rails
About every face in the cafe had turned deathly pale 
I asked what was the matter, and did I say something wrong 
Well, every now and then a stranger like you comes along
Every railroad man here knows about Shadow Hobo Joe
Stranger, listen to me, I'll tell what happened years ago
A little down the tracks at the fork of the Brandywine
A train full of children was comin' down ahead of time
Both trains were on the main line as they came into the curve
Would have been disaster if not for one who kept his nerve
Hobo Joe took control when the engineer froze in fright
He gave up his own life for a train full of kids that night
The freight train left the tracks at the fork of the Brandywine
With Shadow Hobo Joe of the Mason and Dixon line
Seems every now and then a stranger needs a place that's warm
And just like to you, Shadow Hobo Joe extends his arm 
Stranger, have another cup paid for with his life and dime
He's Shadow Hobo Joe of the Mason and Dixon line
      
Souvenir Behind The Tear (Larry W. Jones) (song#5969)

There's a souvenir behind the tear
Behind the tear there’s a broken heart
There's a souvenir behind the tear
Of a fool who wasn’t very smart

Behind the fool is an old bar stool
In a tavern where there’s little cheer
It’s now clear that I have been the fool
My foolish heart is the souvenir behind the tear

Look at my face and you’ll see a tear
Behind the tear, if you closely peer
You will see the that the fool is me
My foolish heart is the souvenir behind the tear

(instrumental)

There's a souvenir behind the tear
Behind the tear there’s a broken heart
There's a souvenir behind the tear
Of a fool who wasn’t very smart

Look at my face and you’ll see a tear
Behind the tear, if you closely peer
You will see the that the fool is me
My foolish heart is the souvenir behind the tear
      
Unwind The World (Larry W. Jones 08/12/2009) (song #5970)

Unwind the world with all its tears
Back to those happy yesteryears
Before the days of push and shove
Back to the ways of pleasant love

How I regret the things I said
And wayward paths I back then tread
Down on my knees I beg you dear
Unwind the world with all its tears

I guess I never really tried
Dear, I’m to blame for tears you cried
Unwind the world, turn back the tide
To when you were my darling bride

(instrumental)

How I regret the things I said
And wayward paths I back then tread
Down on my knees I beg you dear
Unwind the world with all its tears

Unwind the world to yesterday
Sweetheart, our love can find a way
Unwind the world with all its tears
Until this heartache disappears
      
Traveling Troubadour (Larry W. Jones 08/14/2009) (song#5971)

Well, I'm just a traveling troubadour
Singing the same love songs I've sung before
I'll sing you a song, then I'll travel on
Cause I'm just a traveling troubadour

Roadways are marked by historical signs
Lights in the dark bars are neon designs
One never knows just where the highway goes
I'm a troubadour, the traveling kind

My companion is a Martin guitar
Lodging sometimes Spartan under the stars
I'm wasting time trying to make a dime
A traveling troubadour near and far

(instrumental)

Come and see the traveling troubadour
With a guitar case full of tales of yore
Of places I've been, never will again
Yes, I'm just a traveling troubadour

Request all your songs is all I implore
You can sing along or dance on the floor
We'll have a good time making song and rhyme
Cause I'm just a traveling troubadour
      
Knee Deep In Bluegrass Blues (Larry W. Jones 08/13/2009) (song#5972)

My darlin', today I thought things over
Guess I ought to put on my walkin' shoes
From old Kentucky I'll be a rover
Since you left me knee deep in bluegrass blues

These blue Kentucky skies have turned to gray
Since you told me those lies that hurt and bruise
I can't sleep and this ache won't go away
Since you left me knee deep in bluegrass blues

I'm tryin' to keep from cryin' at night
But now I realize there's no more use
In Kentucky I'd keep sighin' alright
Since you left me knee deep in bluegrass blues

(instrumental)

Kentucky blue grass
Grows knee deep in the Spring
But love cannot last
When it's a dying thing

These blue Kentucky skies have turned to gray
Since you told me those lies that hurt and bruise
I can't sleep and this ache won't go away
Since you left me knee deep in bluegrass blues

I can't sleep and this ache won't go away
Since you left me knee deep in bluegrass blues
      
I Met Her In A Dream (Larry W. Jones 08/14/2009) (song #5973)

I met her in a dream, she set a lovely scene
I thought that dream was gone and past
Oh, that dream was the kind you can't get off your mind
The kind that seems to last and last

Each time I called her name, her answer was the same
I'm just a dream you'll never find
Oh, that dream was the best, I don't recall the rest
The kind that I can't leave behind

I met her in a dream, she set a lovely scene
She let me sing her a love song
She whispered in my ear, her words so crystal clear
I will be here your whole life long

(instrumental)

I met her in a dream, she set a lovely scene
She let me sing her a love song
She whispered in my ear, her words so crystal clear
I will be here your whole life long

Now, when the sun has set, I then dream of her yet
Though it causes my heart such pain
I met her in a dream, she set a lovely scene
Tonight I'll dream of her again
      
Settin' The Moon On Fire (Larry W. Jones 08/14/2009) (song#5974)

Put on lipstick and your eye liner
Dear, I'll look fine but you'll look finer
We'll go dine at the old French diner  
Tonight we're settin' the moon on fire

You're so sweet, there's nothin' sweeter
You're so neat, there's nothin' neater
You're the heat in my space heater
Settin' the moon on fire

Love, we'll go to the big barn dance
And show 'em how it's done
Tonight I'm big on big romance
With you, my only one

You and I are gonna go strollin'
Sweetheart, let's roll and get things rollin'
There's no patrol and no controllin'
Settin' the moon on fire

We'll take the Coupe DeVille and fill 'er
I'll be the Jack and you'll be Jill-er
That Cadillac will be a thriller
Settin' the moon on fire

We'll park somewhere without the buckles
Kiss in the dark with crazy chuckles
Raise the roof and then raise a ruckle
Settin' the moon on fire

We'll spend the night under moon
Watch stars up in the sky
Our love's in tune this month of June
A happy gal and guy

Strolling arm in arm is not alarmin'
You be princess and I'll be prince charmin'
Since tomorrow I'll be black land farmin'
Settin' the moon on fire
      
King Of Honky Tonk Lane (Larry W. Jones 08/16/2009) (song#5975)

Neon lights are bright any time of night
As I make the rounds on the left and right
Like the outbound sound of a lonesome train
I've got the name, King of Honky Tonk Lane

King of Honky Tonk Lane, jukebox fame
There's a woman to blame for such a name
Folks don't understand how a man can land
Down in the drain, King of Honky Tonk Lane

Jukebox songs of lost loves will never end
As long as there's lost loves and losing men
I've got a brand new name, though it's a shame
Cause I now reign, King of Honky Tonk Lane

(instrumental)

Not many men will reign
As king of their domain
For me the jukebox sings
King of Honky Tonk Lane 

Jukebox songs of lost loves will never end
As long as there's lost loves and losing men
I've got a brand new name, though it's a shame
Cause I now reign, King of Honky Tonk Lane

I've got a brand new name, though it's a shame
Cause I now reign, King of Honky Tonk Lane
      
Storm Cloud (Larry W. Jones 08/17/2009) (song #5976)

Now, listen to my tale boys, so you won't become
Like one on Stormy Bay whose play was running rum
Mother ships with illegal rum, close off shore lay
And he'd load up for running over Stormy Bay

Sometimes off Ocean City in old Delaware
But the Maritime police never knew just where
Every time they saw Storm Cloud through the foam and spray
He would leave them in his wake over Stormy Bay

And there ran Storm Cloud, Storm Cloud over Stormy Bay
Storm Cloud was his vessel, smuggled rum was his play
There was sweet rum, sweet rum to please a sailor's bones
But old King Neptune brought him down to Davy Jones

His Daddy tried to warn him, don't run rum no more
Son, I'd rather you just stay here safe on the shore
There's a storm a-brewing, high winds are on their way
No night for running Storm Cloud over Stormy Bay

(instrumental)

Off shore of Delaware past sand bars and the reef
Salt spray in the air and troughs of big waves were deep
The Maritime police on crests of waves appeared
But he knew he was best where seasoned sailors feared

Loaded to the gunwales and running through the surf
Storm Cloud fought through the gales toward Ocean City's turf
Maritime police saw him when he disappeared
Storm Cloud's rum running ceased where seasoned sailors feared

And there ran Storm Cloud, Storm Cloud over Stormy Bay
Storm Cloud was his vessel, smuggled rum was his play
There was sweet rum, sweet rum to please a sailor's bones
But old King Neptune brought him down to Davy Jones

That old King Neptune brought him down to Davy Jones
      
Down In The Valley Below (Larry W. Jones 08/20/2009) (song#5977)

Down in the valley, way down there below
Down in the valley, I found that love grows
Yesterday morning I went walking down in the valley below
I heard that morning, someone talking down in the valley below
That's when I saw the prettiest girl down in the valley below

She gave me her hand down in the valley below
Down in the valley, I found that love grows
I said, down in the valley, way down there below
Down in the valley, I found that love grows

(instrumental)

She gave me her hand and said that I'd be her man
She gave me her lips of wine with kisses on mine
Somehow I knew, from that time on
Down in the valley below would be my new home
Down in the valley, way down there below

I'm down here singing, down in the valley below
Wedding bells ringing, down in the valley below
I don't care about money, don't have much to show
We'll live on love and honey down in the valley below
      
Red Necks Wherever You Go (Larry W. Jones 08/20/2009) (song#5978)

You can play that red neck music
And you can sing those red neck songs
The country folks down in Texas
Have learned to sing along

From a country window, lazy corner
Ain't no red neck music hidden
From an east Texas piney wood mourner

You can hear that red neck music playing
On country fiddles, fast or slow
Floating right through that Texas air
There's red necks wherever you go

(instrumental)

They're down in all small Texas towns
And they're down on the farms
There's more pay in big cities, as they say
But they'd rather dance in big barns

Now, every little town has a main street
Smoky bars and crowded tables
They're drinkin' Lone Star beer
Then goin' home if they're able

(instrumental)

They come to hear that old jukebox playing
Good country fiddle, fast or slow
Floating right through the Texas air
There's red necks wherever you go

Play me Texas red neck music
Play me some red neck country songs
And all you big city folks, you can sing along

Sing of Texas prairies, San Antonio River
Wherever Texas red necks show
Honky tonk music will follow
There's red necks wherever you go
      
Been Forever Rambling (Larry W. Jones 08/20/2009) (song#5979)

Been forever rambling many a day
What's left is now in shambles by the way
Took a gamble when I began to roam
Now, if I can, I've gotta find a home

Seen lots of places I regret I went
Met some faces just like mine, not content
Been forever rambling, going nowhere
And now I'm tired of playing solitaire

When I find that special place meant for me
There I'll find that special face sent for me

(instrumental)

Been forever rambling a country mile
Ambling down dusty roads a long long while
And I've got nothing to show, not a thing
Except for these old rambling songs I sing

Seen lots of places I regret I went
Met some faces just like mine, not content
Been forever rambling, going nowhere
And now I'm tired of playing solitaire

Been forever rambling
Been forever rambling many a day
      
Two By Four (Larry W. Jones 08/21/2009) (song#5980)

All that remains of our love is a photo, two by four
Just a small souvenir and nothing more
My lonely world can be measured two by four, two by four

I remember when we stopped by that little photo booth
I remember every little detail, to tell the truth
I opened up my billfold so that everyone could see
Til someone came and told me that you didn't care for me

All that remains of our love is a photo, two by four
Just a small souvenir and nothing more
My lonely world can be measured two by four, two by four

(instrumental)

Oh, sometimes I get so jealous of my own old billfold
Cause it's the only thing I have that has your love to hold
Your small two by four is the only photo I have left
I don't want any more with my broken heart on the shelf

All that remains of our love is a photo, two by four
Just a small souvenir and nothing more
My lonely world can be measured two by four, two by four
      
No Fence Line (Larry W. Jones 08/21/2009) (song#5981)

Give me open prairie where life ain't contrary
And no fence line to hem me in
On my horse and saddle, hear silver spurs rattle
And no fence line to hem me in

Under clear western sky where the bald eagles fly
Oh, let me ride high until the day that I die
With just the lone prairie wind for my next of kin
And no fence line to hem me in

Oh, I've made me a truce with my trusty cayuse
Ride easy on trails on the rise
With my trusty steed, I've got all things that I need
And freedom the old west supplies

Let me ride o'er the prairie where no suspence is
Where no false friend or pretense is
Where good sensibleness lives and has always been
And no fence line to hem me in

(instrumental)

Give me open prairie where life ain't contrary
And no fence line to hem me in
On my horse and saddle, hear silver spurs rattle
And no fence line to hem me in

Under clear western sky where the bald eagles fly
Oh, let me ride high until the day that I die
With just the lone prairie wind for my next of kin
And no fence line to hem me in

With just the lone prairie wind for my next of kin
And no fence line to hem me in
      
Y'all Git (Larry W. Jones 08/21/2009) (song#5982)

Y'all git, (Y'all git) Y'all git (Y'all git)
Now Y'all git on away from here
Y'all git, (Y'all git) Y'all git (Y'all git)
Y'all git and don't be comin' around here

Them lazy kinfolks keep comin' by the dozen
They're too cheap to even give us the time of day
Breakfast, lunch or dinners, they pray for the sinners
Well, I'm a mule skinner, so this is what I say

Y'all git, (Y'all git) Y'all git (Y'all git)
Now Y'all git on away from here
Y'all git, (Y'all git) Y'all git (Y'all git)
Y'all git and don't be comin' around here

(instrumental)

We live out in the country, but not everyone's a neighbor
Especially some kinfolks who drop by
They drop in like the flies and never know when to say goodbye
I wish they'd all git cause them I despise

Y'all git, (Y'all git) Y'all git (Y'all git)
Now Y'all git on away from here
Y'all git, (Y'all git) Y'all git (Y'all git)
Y'all git and don't be comin' around here

Y'all git, (Y'all git) Y'all git (Y'all git)
Now Y'all git on away from here
Y'all git, (Y'all git) Y'all git (Y'all git)
Y'all git and don't be comin' around here
      
Hide And Seek (Larry W. Jones 08/23/2009) (song#5983)

I play with my little boy and I often speak
Of places where I'll find him playing hide and seek
But today he was troubled by thoughts in his head
As I held him on my knees, this is what he said

Daddy, I play hide and seek with all of my toys
But I can't find my Momma like the other boys
Why did she go away so far that I can't find
My Momma that I seek, or Daddy, am I blind

He said, Daddy, find me a Momma, one that's new
So I can play hide and seek with a Momma too
Please Daddy, please find a new one for me today
Seek for a Momma who won't ever go away

(instrumental)

Why did she go away so far that I can't find
My Momma that I seek, or Daddy, am I blind

He said, Daddy, find me a Momma, one that's new
So I can play hide and seek with a Momma too
Please Daddy, please find a new one for me today
Seek for a Momma who won't ever go away

Daddy, I'll hide while you seek for a Momma
Please find one who won't ever go away
      
Lead Me To Your Land Of Love (Larry W. Jones 08/23/2009) (song#5984)

Dear, if you can find it in your plan to pardon
Then let me return if your heart is not hardened
Darling, I need and yearn to be your man again
Please take my hand and lead me to your land of love

Lead me to your land of love, away from dim lights
Where the band only plays sad songs in lonely nights
Darling, I need and yearn to be your man again
Please take my hand and lead me to your land of love

Lead me to your land of love, forget things you've heard
That I don't need your love, just forget every word
Try to understand that it's you I'm needful of
Please take my hand and lead me to your land of love

(instrumental)

Lead me to your land of love, away from dim lights
Where the band only plays sad songs in lonely nights
Darling, I need and yearn to be your man again
Please take my hand and lead me to your land of love

Try to understand that it's you I'm needful of
Please take my hand and lead me to your land of love
Lead me to your land of love
      
Panhandle Promenade (Larry W. Jones 08/24/2009) (song#5985)

If you have a trail map of Texas
It's a snap to see how big it is
From Dalhart on down to Louisian'
Guys and gals all around Texas sez

Buddy Holly might come from Lubbock
And Dallas might be a glitzy place
But when you're up in Amarillo
You gotta do that Panhandle Promenade

Cowboys start with the Cotton Eyed Joe
When good ol' honky tonk music's played
But then tip their Stetsons to the ladies
When fiddles play that Panhandle Promenade

When the sun settles on the prairie
And soft moonlight falls on purple sage
All the cowboys bow to the cowgirls
Now it's time for that Panhandle Promenade

(instrumental)

In the big panhandle of Texas
Twin fiddles are tuned, ready to play
Amarillo is next to heaven
Dancing that Texas Panhandle Promenade

Cowboys start with the Cotton Eyed Joe
When good ol' honky tonk music's played
But then tip their Stetsons to the ladies
When fiddles play that Panhandle Promenade
      
Only A Question Of When (Larry W. Jones 08/25/2009) (song#5986)

One fine morning without warning, you'll come back where you've been
Oh yes, sweetheart, it's only a question of when
It's only a question of when

Come home, come home, I know you'll need my true true love again
Oh yes, darling, you'll plead for my true true love then
It's only a question of when

You took all the love I extended
And then you tossed it all on the ground
But that's not how lost love songs are ended
Whatever goes around comes around

You'll see, you'll see, when you wake up, then end up where you've been
Oh yes, sweetheart, as I've said time and time again
It's only a question of when

(instrumental)

You took all the love I extended
And then you tossed it all on the ground
But that's not how lost love songs are ended
Whatever goes around comes around

You'll see, you'll see, when you wake up, then end up where you've been
Oh yes, sweetheart, as I've said time and time again
It's only a question of when
It's only a question of when
      
Climb A Mountain (Larry W. Jones 08/27/2009) (song#5987)

Well, it's climb a mountain and roll down the other side
Yeah, it's climb a mountain and roll down the other side
Takes time and a mighty bad toll on a poor man's hide

Well, when the rooster crows, til the clock strikes at midnight
Yeah, when the rooster crows, til the clock strikes at midnight 
My life I'm giving til my life ain't got no living

Now, I've got a woman who can drive a man insane
Said, I've got a woman who can drive a man insane
Her kind of love I can't survive, just can't stand the pain

(instrumental)

Well, some fine day I'll find a way not to work so long
Yeah, some fine day I'll find a way not to work so long
Or else I'll fade away from singin' this misery song

Well, it's climb a mountain and roll down the other side
Yeah, it's climb a mountain and roll down the other side
Takes time and a mighty bad toll on a poor man's hide
      
Ride The Teardrop Trail (Larry W. Jones 08/27/2009) (song#5988)

Ride the teardrop trail if you want to come my way
Dear, you don't have to wear a veil, afraid to see
I left behind a trail of teardrops night and day
Ever since you said you were never meant for me

Dear, I loved you so, but you still asked me to go
And so I'm sending word in case you haven't heard
Ride the teardrop trail if you want to come my way
If you would return to the love you once preferred

(instrumental)

Dear, I loved you so, but you still asked me to go
And so I'm sending word in case you haven't heard
Ride the teardrop trail if you want to come my way
If you would return to the love you once preferred

Ride the teardrop trail if you want to come my way
I left behind a trail of teardrops night and day
      
Western Ghostly Town (Larry W. Jones 08/27/2009) (song#5989)

When conestogas left St Louis
For the prairie trails at crack of dawn
Oregon or bust was their marquee
On dusty travels so far from home

Rolling along in the pale moonlight
And when the hot sun was burning down
Deep ruts in the ground still show their fight
Right through any western ghostly town

Oh, the western sun burned their blurred eyes
And vulture birds circled where they died
Now is heard mostly the wind for sound
Right through any western ghostly town

(instrumental)
 
Oh, there was dancing, there was singing
Romance and saloon doors there swinging
There was love that never knew regret
Quite a few that time would soon forget

Oh, the western sun burned their blurred eyes
And vulture birds circled where they died
Now is heard mostly the wind for sound
Right through any western ghostly town

Now is heard mostly the wind for sound
Right through any western ghostly town
      
Following My Losing You (Larry W. Jones 08/27/2009) (song#5990)

I followed all the rules of love
Yes, I followed them all through
But all those things are done and through
Following my losing you
My heart is one big heartache
And I can't shake this feeling blue
There's a hollow ring in my heart
Following my losing you

I go to the same old places 
And see old faces that we knew
I always hope I get a glimpse of you
Without someone new
But every time you come in view 
I can't help from feeling blue
There's a hollow ring in my heart
Following my losing you

(instrumental)

There's no way I could have seen 
That a new love would come between
Your vows sounded so true to me 
But they wern't meant to be
And now I'm down and out, it's true
Following my losing you
There's a hollow ring in my heart
Following my losing you

I followed all the rules of love
Yes, I followed them all through
But all those things are done and through
Following my losing you
      
Serenading Hills (Larry W. Jones 08/27/2009) (song#5991)

The serenading hills (woe-oh-oh-oh-oh)
Serenading tonight (wo-oh-oh-oh-oh)
They're singing a love song that I know
Whispering from a long time ago
Darling, I love you so (woe-oh-oh-oh-oh)

The soft breeze in the hills (woe-oh-oh-oh-oh)
Cause leaves of the trees to turn (woe-oh-oh-oh-oh)
And it cries with my broken heart still
Oh please, my darling, you must return
To serenading hills (woe-oh-oh-oh-oh)

(instrumental)

The serenading hills (woe-oh-oh-oh-oh)
Serenading tonight (wo-oh-oh-oh-oh)
Darling, I love you so

The soft breeze in the hills (woe-oh-oh-oh-oh)
Cause leaves of the trees to turn (woe-oh-oh-oh-oh)
And it cries with my broken heart still
Oh please, my darling, you must return
To serenading hills (woe-oh-oh-oh-oh)
      
I've Lost Again (Larry W. Jones 08/28/2009) (song#5992)

The word came back just like before
That you made tracks to some new door
I've paid the cost but I can't win
Our plans don't cross, I've lost again

I sure was blind to your design
The ties that bind, I cannot find
Dear, I believed you way back then
My heart is grieved, I've lost again

I wish you well though time will tell
If he tells you words of farewell
His heart he gave, and then his name
Will he now say, I've lost again

(instrumental)

I sure was blind to your design
The ties that bind, I cannot find
Dear, I believed you way back then
My heart is grieved, I've lost again

I gave you love with words thereof
And deeds to show you were my dove
You were not fair and now you win
But I still care, so I've lost again
      
Down At The Down And Out (Larry W. Jones 08/28/2009) (song#5993)

I once lived like a millionaire
Had all the friends money can buy
Spent my earnings without a care
But now I just sit here and cry

I've got no other place to go
Bar rooms are what it's all about
The music here is full of woe
I'm way down at the Down and Out

Down and Out is an old bar room
Where you can drink and laugh and shout
Just look for me in my costume
Laughing down at the Down and Out

(instrumental)

Down and Out is an old bar room
Where you can drink and laugh and shout
Just look for me in my costume
Laughing down at the Down and Out

I've come down here for many years
With my eyes closed I know the route
I drink my beers with many tears
Crying down at the Down and Out
      
Road Back To Loving You Again (Larry W. Jones 08/29/2009) (song#5994)

Dear, I'm not here to pass the time of day
Cause it's real love that brings me back your way
Don't you know I missed you so while apart
I'm traveling the road back to your heart

Dear, I'm on the road back to loving you again
I followed that yellow brick road right to its end
I realize happiness lies where it began
Yes, I'm on the road back to loving you again

I despise the lies I was using as a crutch
Dear, I now prize the mem'ry of your loving touch
I now see I set you free because I was blind
I beg on bended knee that your love I can find

(instrumental)

That bright yellow brick road came to an end
I was too quick to run away back then

Dear, I'm on the road back to loving you again
I followed that yellow brick road right to its end
I realize happiness lies where it began
Yes, I'm on the road back to loving you again

I realize happiness lies where it began
Yes, I'm on the road back to loving you again
      
Time Has Dried My Tears For You (Larry W. Jones 08/29/2009) (song#5995)

I remember a time when I loved no one else
And our love was the kind described as strong and true
I don't know why things wrong and love went on the shelf
But time has dried my tears for you

I remember a song that spoke of new springtime
When you and I first met with the sun shining through
Darling, how I tried to keep you forever mine
But time has dried my tears for you

Time is such a healing thing for a broken heart
Although it's stealing dreams that you and I once knew
Sweetheart, I tried to walk and live the spoken part
But time has dried my tears for you

(instrumental)

I remember a song that spoke of new springtime
When you and I first met with the sun shining through
Darling, how I tried to keep you forever mine
But time has dried my tears for you

Dear, I wish you well and you know that I still care
And I guess time will tell if I find someone new
Our love has died although memories linger there
But time has dried my tears for you
      
Phoenix Outbound Freight Railroad (Larry W. Jones 08/30/2009) (song#5996)

I was born in Phoenix with a frown 
It was a small Arizona town
I was raised with the sticks all around
And where the only way up was down
The son of a railroad man's abode 
Who only lived by the hobo's code 
I'm gonna ride the route my Daddy rode
On the Phoenix outbound freight railroad

On the Phoenix outbound freight railroad
My Daddy lived by the hobo's code
On the Phoenix outbound freight railroad
I'm gonna ride the route my Daddy rode

(individual)

I learned to pick a rhythm guitar
In the sticks at a honky tonk bar
Hobo Bill took his last ride, I'm told
On the Phoenix outbound freight railroad
Bill was the son of a railroad man
And he rode the rails until he died
I'm gonna ride the route my Daddy rode
The Phoenix outbound freight is my ride

On the Phoenix outbound freight railroad
My Daddy lived by the hobo's code
On the Phoenix outbound freight railroad
I'm gonna ride the route my Daddy rode
      
When Will I Won't (Larry W. Jones 08/31/2009) (song#5997)

When will I won't keep holding to your memory
When will I won't keep thinking it's made of fine gold
I keep on holding to a flame deep inside me
And I keep holding to your mem'ry in my soul

When will I won't keep dreaming at night about you
When will I won't keep thinking that it feels so good
I can't help knowing just how much I still love you
And I keep forgetting to forget, though I should

When a sparrow feels the wind, it then knows to fly
When a flower feels the sun, it grows toward the sky
When will I won't keep acting like some fool I know
When will I won't keep crying as I let you go

(instrumental)

I won't stop thinking of the things we shared
I won't stop thinking of the vows declared
Oh, when will I won't think it is a lie
That you don't love me and this is goodbye

When a sparrow feels the wind, it then knows to fly
When a flower feels the sun, it grows toward the sky
When will I won't keep acting like some fool I know
When will I won't keep crying as I let you go
      
Singing My Troubles To A Longhorn Herd (Larry W. Jones 08/31/2009) (song#5998)

When the sun goes down and starry heavens blink on
That's when I'll be found out on the trail far from home
I'm there on the prairie like a whippoorwill bird
Where I'm singing my troubles to a longhorn herd

My saddlepals say that I'm a fortunate man
I happily draw pay but they don't understand
That I've lived all the problems behind every word
When I'm singing my troubles to a longhorn herd

(instrumental)

All my pardners speak of me as some cowboy king
But I'm at my peak in the sad songs that I sing
My songs may be preferred but the real truth is blurred 
When I'm singing my troubles to a longhorn herd

My saddlepals say that I'm a fortunate man
I happily draw pay but they don't understand
That I've lived all the problems behind every word
When I'm singing my troubles to a longhorn herd
      
Forever Was Never Yesterday (Larry W. Jones 08/31/2009) (song#5999)

You've been on my mind since yesterday
When you promised those vows I believe
Tomorrow I'll still feel this same way
That you will still wear my name for me

Forever means everything to me
Because of the promises you made
The future means love eternally
Forever was never yesterday

(instrumental)

It all came home this morning at dawn
When I knew that you'd be always mine
Now it is toward tomorrow I'm drawn
Loving you true will be on my mind

Forever means everything to me
Because of the promises you made
The future means love eternally
Forever was never yesterday

The future means love eternally
Forever was never yesterday
      
Song Without End (Larry W. Jones 08/30/2009) (song#6000)

How many sad songs have been written of
Ones who said so long to eternal love
But I know of one that's already penned
My words to you is a song without end

I don't wish for wealth or fortune or fame
For they can't bring love unless just in name
But I sing of true love few comprehend
My words to you is a song without end

Some try to find love after they've grown old
They were too blind when young love turned stone cold
But darling, this song is not just pretend
My words to you is a song without end

(instrumental)

I don't wish for wealth or fortune or fame
For they can't bring love unless just in name
But I sing of true love few comprehend
My words to you is a song without end

Now, I know that life may run out of time
And hills become mountains too hard to climb
But love's already heard where I'll ascend 
My words to you is a song without end
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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