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| No Letter From You | No Matter How Low I Get | No Moon Was Shining | Nobody Needs To Know But Me
| Tree On A Hill | No Other Lovely Face | Lonely For The Lone Star State | Don't Sing Adios Amigo When I Go
| One More Sad Song For Me | Very Much | Somebody Loves Me Somebody Cares | Doubles Of My Beer |
South Down To Texas | Let The Ballad Singers Sing | The Ninth Of Never | For You And Me It Shines
| It Doesn't Matter Now | The Only Thing Breaking Is My Heart | Sweetheart Lane | Under The Tall T In Texas |
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Kin To The Rustling Wind | A Pony Named Tony | Hank Snow | Gonna Honky Tonk |
Darlin' I Do | If Your Phone Never Rings | We Both Keep Love In Sight | Bluebonnets And The Bees |
Baby Be Good To Me | Old Wrangler Joe | Hot Day In Laramie | Put On Your Duster Coat | Two By Two
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I'm Thinking Tonight Of My Brown Eyes | Old Saddle Pals | This Old Ranch House For Sale |
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Boundary To The Blues | Anywhere | Before My First Teardrop Fell | On A Coconut Island |
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Kisses In Candy Paper | Riding South To Texas | Band Of Eighteen Carat Gold | My Sweet Fraulein |
From Where I Am To Where You Are | Dressed In Texas Style | Yellow Rose Of Texas | Deep In The Blues |
I Was There | Brazos Valley Rose | Meltdown Motel | I Found Everything In You |
Loco Locomotive Man | Old Spanish Trail To San Antone

Silver River | When I Lost My Darlin' | Outgoing Tide | Down The Trail Again | Every Hour |
I fell In Love With Amy |Just Once More | On The Western Slope Of The Rockies | Once Upon A Prairie Afternoon |
Purple Heart For A Wounded Heart | Nothing Has Changed | When We Were Young In Spring |
One Demise And One Goodbye | Some Day Darling | Rare Treasure | One For The Trail | I Didn't See Nobody Cry |
Honky Tonks Never Did Make Angels
| Come Back And Love Me | An Angel Waits For Me |
When Texas Eyes Are Smiling | One For The Money | My First Choice | One True Love | Pocono Locomotive |
When I Stop Breathing | Two Left Hands Two Right Hands | Cowboy Blue | Fishing On A Friday Night |
One Has My Name | Along The Trail Where The Cheyenne Flows | Mail Order Bride Cowgirl |
Gus And Gail Were Wild Lovers | Tomorrow I'll Start Loving You Again | Red Letter Day
| On A Fine Saturday Morning | One Of Those Dreams | First Tear In My Last Beer | Drop Me A Line |
If I Had Counted | Steel Guitars And The Wayward Wind | That Wondrous Night | Only A Drifter |
All The Love | Red Desert Rose | On The Trail Of No Romance | Covered Wagon Dreams | It Will Only Be Forever
| Gold Moon Of California | From Heaven High To High And Dry | Aransas Bay | She Was A Honky Tonk Queen
| Driving Along The Wrong Back Road | You Were In The Harbor Of My Heart | West Bound And Up |
Let My Love Come In | Different Range And Trail | Until I Can Hold You In My Arms | A Glad Cowboy's Mind |
I'll Take You Home Sweet Bonnie Jean | You're Slowly Forgetting | Travelling Trails By Myself | Is That My Sweetheart
| I'll Never Stop Loving You | All The Hurt Is Gone Now | Dear I Cant Figure Out | Life Is Just Like Paradise |
This Earth Is A Lovely World | You've Gotta Talk To My Heart | I Swear My Love To You | Why I Yearn For You |
I Draw The Line | It Barely Hurts Now At All | Irene My Dream | Harbor Of My Heart | Amarillo Waltz |
Don't Let Me Be Number Two | Only In Texas | It's Just Not Right | Cowboy Joe | A Want Ad For An Unwanted Love |
You've Gone Out And Found Somebody New | Leavin' Home Blues | Memories Have A Mind Of Their Own |
With My Loneliness | Love Or Malice | Texas Midnight Zephyr | If Orchids Bloomed Around Midnight | In Abilene |
Castaway Cowboy | When Will My Day Ever Come | I'll Love You In Every Way | The Second That You Leave |
Howdee Sweet Cowgirl | My Heart Is In Need Of You | I Had To Stop Loving You | This Love Song Is For You
| By The Goodnight-Loving Trail | The Gentle Side Of Me | Canadian Pacific

 
Paint Me In A Texas Landscape (Larry W. Jones 08/05/2007) (song#4801)

He was painting a new landscape
As a middle aged cowboy strode in
Beat up old boots, not in good shape
And lookin' kinda down in the chin

The cowboy watched him for a long time
He said Mister, you paint like a pro
You really paint the prairie in prime
Reminds me of the Texas I know

The artist asked to paint the cowboy as well 
If he wanted to sit there for just a spell
The cowboy said yep, if you can paint me at home
With my dog Shep, a ways outside old San Antone

Paint me in a Texas landscape
Place me where the X is
Right in the middle in good shape
That's where my old heart is
I dearly love Texas
Paint me back to before my roamin' began
Place me where the X is
So, paint me in a Texas landscape, my friend

- instrumental -

Well now, I thought I could be the best
Rodeo cowboy from east to west
It's true, I busted many a horse
But now Mister, I'll tell this to you
Some were loco and Devils, of course

I ended up here in New York state
I showed city slickers how I could ride
But somehow I knew I'd meet my fate
That last horse was the meanest rawhide

Paint me in a Texas landscape
Place me where the X is
Right in the middle in good shape
That's where my old heart is
I dearly love Texas
Paint me back to before my roamin' began
Place me where the X is
So, paint me in a Texas landscape, my friend
    
Roll On Away Coal Train (Larry W. Jones 08/05/2007) (song#4802)

Well, I pound a nine pound hammer
That's a little too heavy for my size
Yeah, I pound a nine pound hammer
That's a little too heavy for my size
Wish I could go down in the valley
And be with my baby til sunrise

Roll on away coal train
Roll on away from here
Roll on away coal train
And take away my cares
Take your load of number nine coal
And let me see your big wheels roll
Roll on away coal train
Roll on away from here

Well, it's a long way from Leavenworth
To home sweet home I'll never see
This nine pound hammer that pounds the earth
Is gonna be the end of me

- instrumental -

Well, this nine pound hammer that I own
Is gonna take a mighty toll
And you can carve this on my headstone
He died poundin' that lignite coal

Roll on away coal train
Roll on away from here
Roll on away coal train
And take away my cares
Take your load of number nine coal
And let me see your big wheels roll
Roll on away coal train
Roll on away from here
      
Low And Lonely High And Lonesome (Larry W. Jones 08/05/2007) (song#4803)

Well, since my baby left me
I'm feelin' so down and blue
Yeah, since my baby left me
I just don't know what to do
I feel so low and lonely
Way down in this heart of me
I need something to pick me up
Woe to this low and lonely me
So, I'm just hangin' around for that bluegrass sound
High and lonesome from Kentucky or Tennessee

I just love that high and lonesome
Bluegrass music from A to Z 
Now, those West Virginia mountains
With my heart always did agree
Bill Monroe came from Kentucky
That bluegrass fit him to a Tee
But when I'm so low and lonely
Maw and Paw from Arkansas does just fine by me

- instrumental -

I just love that high and lonesome
Bluegrass music from A to Z 
Now, those West Virginia mountains
With my heart always did agree
Bill Monroe came from Kentucky
That bluegrass fit him to a Tee
But when I'm so low and lonely
Maw and Paw from Arkansas does just fine by me

I feel so low and lonely
Way down in this heart of me
I need something to pick me up
Woe to this low and lonely me
So, I'm just hangin' around for that bluegrass sound
High and lonesome from Kentucky or Tennessee
      
No Letter From You (Larry W. Jones 08/05/2007) (song#4804)

No letter from you, dear
I've waited here since sunrise
Just like every day, dear
Why am I not surprised
No letter from you
What could have gone wrong
I'm so sad and blue
Like a country song

Is love's door still open
Or is it closed for good
I am still here hopin'
I'm not misunderstood
I know you told me once or twice
That I would have to change my ways
Dear, I know I have paid the price
For my rough and my rowdy ways

- instrumental -

Is love's door still open
Or is it closed for good
I am still here hopin' 
I'm not misunderstood

No letter from you, dear
I've waited here since sunrise
Just like every day, dear
Why am I not surprised
No letter from you
What could have gone wrong
I'm so sad and blue
Like a country song

No letter from you, dear
No letter from you
      
No Matter How Low I Get (Larry W. Jones 08/05/2007) (song#4805)

Now, my mama told me a few things about life
How sweet it could be or a life of strife
So dear, how did I get a wife so mean to me
From now on this is what you will see

No matter how low I get
You'll be looking up at me
I wanted a number one
But settled for number three
Baby, I was always there for you
Now I must say with regret
Baby, you'll be looking up at me
No matter how low I get

You wanted a mansion on the hill
And I worked as hard as a man can do
But I could not ever pay the bill
For all the brand new things I bought for you

No matter how low I get
You'll be looking up at me
I wanted a number one
But settled for number three
Baby, I was always there for you
Now I must say with regret
Baby, you'll be looking up at me
No matter how low I get

- instrumental -

We had a dream and you turned it around
Scattered my heart all over the ground

No matter how low I get
You'll be looking up at me
I wanted a number one
But settled for number three
Baby, I was always there for you
Now I must say with regret
Baby, you'll be looking up at me
No matter how low I get
      
No Moon Was Shining (Larry W. Jones 08/06/2007) (song#4806)

No moon was shining in the velvet night
And all of the fireflies turned off their lights
The stars that twinkled were all hid from sight
The moon was nowhere around
On the hill above the town
But we parked in the dark in the parking spot in spite
And no moon was up there shining in the velvet night

We drove up there for the atmosphere
To see the moon as a great big sphere
Just one kiss when I held you near
Told me the light might interfere

Even though the moon was hiding above
We found that soon we were falling in love
So, who needs the moon and the stars so bright
No moon was shining in the velvet night

- instrumental -

We drove up there for the atmosphere
To see the moon as a great big sphere
Just one kiss when I held you near
Told me the light might interfere

Even though the moon was hiding above
We found that soon we were falling in love
So, who needs the moon and the stars so bright
No moon was shining in the velvet night
      
Nobody Needs To Know But Me (Larry W. Jones 08/06/2007) (song#4807)

Nobody needs to know my heart is broken
Nobody needs to know that tears now will flow
I cried myself to sleep with words unspoken
I sure miss you but nobody needs to know

I told all my friends not to worry
They ask about you endlessly
But why you left me in a hurry
Nobody needs to know but me

Nobody needs to know why I'm so resigning
They wonder about the parties we used to throw
The cold dark clouds I see have no silver lining
Why I now avoid crowds nobody needs to know

- instrumental -

Nobody needs to know why I'm so resigning
They wonder about the parties we used to throw
The cold dark clouds I see have no silver lining
Why I now avoid crowds nobody needs to know

My eyes are just a little blurry
Some must think it's from the whiskey
But why you left me in a hurry
Nobody needs to know but me
      
Tree On A Hill (Larry W. Jones 08/06/2007) (song#4808)

There's a tree on a hill
Where breezes blow easily
A carving's on it still
I'll love you eternally

I told my darling I'd remember
Looks of love she gave to me
And the words she said that September
I'll love you eternally

But now what do I see on the hill
Another Jack has stole my Jill
Seems he's kissing her eternally
Now my dreams she will not fulfill

- instrumental -

But now what do I see on the hill
Another Jack has stole my Jill
Seems he's kissing her eternally
Now my dreams she will not fulfill

Beside that tree on the hill
My lost dreams will always be
I've lost you dear, but still
I'll love you eternally
      
No Other Lovely Face (Larry W. Jones 08/06/2007) (song#4809)

Dear, no other lovely face could take your place
There's no space in my heart for anyone but you
You hold the key to this heart inside of me
I swear that I'll be there to see our love through

Dear, my love for you means more than gold
And all the jewels that are made from jade
Your love's what I want to have and hold
And I would never trade these vows I made

Like a clinging vine, let your love cling to mine
There's nobody else that I want to embrace
Though hearts are young, so the same when old has rung
Dear, no other lovely face could take your place

- instrumental -

Dear, my love for you means more than gold
And all the jewels that are made from jade
Your love's what I want to have and hold
And I would never trade these vows I made

Like a clinging vine, let your love cling to mine
There's nobody else that I want to embrace
Though hearts are young, so the same when old has rung
Dear, no other lovely face could take your place
      
Lonely For The Lone Star State (Larry W. Jones 08/07/2007) (song#4810)

Well, I'm lonely for the Lone Star State
Texas is my pride and joy
Yeah, I'm lonely for the Lone Star State
Cause I'm a Texas cowboy

I see those Davis Mountains in west Texas where I stood
A Tyler Rose I know in the east Texas Piney Woods
Amarillo in the mornin' and way on up to old Texline
That old Cow Town Fort Worth is worth more than this gold of mine

Well, I'm longin' for my sweetheart
I'm yearnin' for her sweet love
Her warm kisses sure were burnin' 
Under Texas stars above

Well, I'm lonely for the Lone Star State
Texas is my pride and joy
Yeah, I'm lonely for the Lone Star State
Cause I'm a Texas cowboy

I can't wait to get back where that great big X is
Right in the middle of TeXas sure would be great
It's no riddle that I'm a cowboy from Texas
Yeah, I'm a cowboy lonely for the Lone Star State

Well, I'm lonely for the Lone Star State
Texas is my pride and joy
Yeah, I'm lonely for the Lone Star State
Cause I'm a Texas cowboy
      
Don't Sing Adios Amigo When I Go (Larry W. Jones 08/07/2007) (song#4811)

Way down along the river Rio Grande
A young cowboy rode one day
He fell in love with a Mexican maid
But soon had to ride away

Don't sing Adios Amigo when I go
I'll return to you some day, you know
Don't sing Adios Amigo when I go
I'll return to you by the Rio

I'll dream of you in old Juarez
Where the river Rio Grande flows
Remember that I love you best
Don't sing Adios Amigo when I go

- instrumental -

Down along the river Rio Grande
Every evening at the close of day
A senorita weeps for her man
His final words she can hear him say

Don't sing Adios Amigo when I go
I'll return to you some day, you know
Don't sing Adios Amigo when I go
I'll return to you by the Rio

I'll dream of you in old Juarez
Where the river Rio Grande flows 
Remember that I love you best
Don't sing Adios Amigo when I go
      
One More Sad Song For Me (Larry W. Jones 08/07/2007) (song#4812)

One more sad song for me
Our love went bad, you see
A mem'ry soon it will be
Our love has come undone

I walk the floor wondering
When you will say goodbye
A bad storm is thundering
It's gonna rain when I cry

One more sad song for me
Our love went bad, you see
A mem'ry soon it will be
Our love has come undone

I thought love would last forever
But now the moon has turned to rust
This just can't go on forever
I know our dreams have turned to dust

- instrumental -

One more sad song for me
Our love went bad, you see
A mem'ry soon it will be
Our love has come undone

My heart already feels the pain
I tried but I just can't smile
I'll start over, alone again
I've lost everything worthwhile

One more sad song for me
Our love went bad, you see
A mem'ry soon it will be
Our love has come undone
      
Very Much (Larry W. Jones 08/07/2007) (song#4813)

Dear, I want your love around me very much
I want your arms to surround me very much
I need your love to shine like starlight in design
My love for you will be much longer, dear, than time

Dear, you please me when you squeeze me very much
And you ease me when you tease me, laugh and such
Should you ever go, how I'd live I do not know
But I know I wouldn't like it very much

- instrumental -

Dear, you please me when you squeeze me very much
And you ease me when you tease me, laugh and such
Should you ever go, how I'd live I do not know
But I know I wouldn't like it very much

Darling, as the stars belong in the Milky Way
You, dear, are in my love song every night and day

You thrill me and your love fulfills me very much
I'm always hasty just to taste your tasty lips
Should you ever go, how I'd live I do not know
But I know I wouldn't like it very much
Because, my dear, I love you very much
      
Somebody Loves Me Somebody Cares (Larry W. Jones 08/07/2007) (song#4814)

Somebody loves me, somebody cares
Though this loneliness is hard to bear
I've seen love because it's everywhere
Somebody loves me, somebody cares

I have dreamed of love but all in vain
And my poor heart knows of only pain
I'll search afar, find my guiding star
Somebody loves me, somebody cares

At night I lie in bed, visions in my head
Of sweet words of love that all true lovers said
Oh, where is that one true love beyond compare
Somebody loves me, somebody cares

- instrumental -

I have dreamed of love but all in vain
And my poor heart knows of only pain
I'll search afar, find my guiding star
Somebody loves me, somebody cares

An empty heart and a worried mind
Heaven help me with a love to find
Does another heart this burden bear
Somebody loves me, somebody cares
      
Doubles Of My Beer (Larry W. Jones 08/07/2007) (song#4815)

Tonight in this honky tonk I'm sitting
The music's so loud my head is splitting
The bartender wonders why I am here
Why I'm ordering doubles of my beer

My darlin' said one time that she loved me
But in time she proved untrue, you see
Since that time my thinking is not so clear
That's why I'm drinking doubles of my beer

I look back on the road I have travelled
Looks like all my dreams have come unravelled
The right fork in the road I didn't steer
I fork over for doubles of my beer

- instrumental -

My darlin' said one time that she loved me
But in time she proved untrue, you see
Since that time my thinking is not so clear
That's why I'm drinking doubles of my beer

My darlin' left my heart badly broken
Words of love were sadly just a token
My broken dreams are empty now, I fear
Seems I need some more doubles of my beer
      
South Down To Texas (Larry W. Jones 08/08/2007) (song#4816)

(Ridin' south, south down to Texas)
(Ridin' south, south down to Texas)

South, down to Texas
Ride south to San Antone
South, down to Texas
Ride south to San Antone

Slim Holt left Chicago when the winter winds all blew
With Bob Steele, his partner, who had sold his cattle too
They crossed the old Red River knowing they were close to home
Headed for the Texas open range
A little southwest of San Antone

Slim crossed the open prairies on his mustang he named Snow
He hired a team of wranglers
Who could ride and rope and throw
Branding cattle that were running wild
In the hot hot Texas sun
Big Slim Holt was a happy man
With the wealth that he had won

Where the Brazos is winding, wild longhorns they're finding
South, down to Texas, ride south to San Antone

(Ridin' south, south down to Texas)
(Ridin' south, south down to Texas)

South, down to Texas
Ride south to San Antone
South, down to Texas
Ride south to San Antone

Bob turned to Slim and pointed to his brand
Said Slim, I'm a rich but a solitary man
I'd trade all the cattle sold in this Texas prairie land
For one small band of gold to place on sweet little Bonnie's hand

A cowboy needs a cowgirl to love him all the time
Remember, Slim, a good wife is so hard to find
I'd build for sweet Bonnie a fine prairie home
Out on that Texas open range
A little southwest of San Antone

Where the Brazos is winding, wild longhorns they're finding
South, down to Texas, ride south to San Antone

South, down to Texas, ride south to San Antone

(Ridin' south, south down to Texas)
(Ridin' south, south down to Texas)
Fade
      
Let The Ballad Singers Sing (Larry W. Jones 08/08/2007) (song#4817)

I hear ballads being sung
For you and me
Wedding bells are being rung
For you and me
I was without love but never doubted
Love could be
Your love is just as warm and tender
As love can be

Love poems are being written
For you and me
As sweet as a new born kitten
Playing free
Love I had never known
Until by you it was shown
Dear, I never knew such true love grew
For you and me

- instrumental -

Love I had never known
Until by you it was shown
Dear, I never knew such true love grew
For you and me

Let the ballad singers sing
For you and me
And let the wedding bells ring
For you and me
Tomorrow we'll let all
Of life's sorrows flee
Life will be a song of love
For you and me
      
The Ninth Of Never (Larry W. Jones 08/09/2007) (song#4818)

Darling, I'm so glad I met you
My heavy heart now feels free
Your love was worth all endeavor
You're the answer to my plea

Dear, you ask if I'll forget you
Maybe I will in time
It will be the Ninth of Never
But til then you'll be mine

My heart is yours
My life and dreams are too
Throughout the years
My love will be so true

As long as bluebirds sing their love song
As long as true words in poems belong
As long as dreams are as sweet as wine
Til the Ninth of Never you'll be mine

- instrumental -

Darling, I'm so glad I met you
My heavy heart now feels free
Your love was worth all endeavor
You're the answer to my plea

Dear, you ask if I'll forget you
Maybe I will in time
It will be the Ninth of Never
But til then you'll be mine

It will be the Ninth of Never
But til then you'll be mine
      
For You And Me It Shines (Larry W. Jones 08/10/2007) (song#4819)

That is nobody else's moon above
For you and me it shines
This is nobody else's night for love
Darling, it's yours and mine

Dear, the heart of nobody else could melt
Like this strong heart of mine
And nobody else could have ever felt
Like it's up on cloud nine

If anybody sheds a tear
You can be sure that it's not mine
And if anyone's eyes turn red
Dear, mine will still be looking fine

- instrumental -

I like the game of solitaire
But it's not as fun as playing a pair
There's a big moon up there so fine
And darling, just for you and me it shines

Dear, the heart of nobody else could melt
Like this strong heart of mine
And nobody else could have ever felt
Like it's up on cloud nine

That is nobody else's moon above
For you and me it shines
This is nobody else's night for love
Darling, it's yours and mine
      
It Doesn't Matter Now (Larry W. Jones 08/11/2007) (song#4820)

Well, I've got my explanations
For things I've done that cost
It has been an education
In things I've had and lost

Well, I got through most of them
How I did, I wonder how
My past life most would condemn
But it doesn't matter now

Oh, I once had a disposition
That I'd always win every deal
But I've sent women on a mission
With a heart of gold turned to steel

I'm just a roving cowboy
Who has branded his last cow
This old life has lost its joy
But it doesn't matter now

- instrumental -

I'm just a roving cowboy
Who has branded his last cow
This old life has lost its joy
But it doesn't matter now

Riding through life's stages
Like a stagecoach out of control
Filling up life's pages
With things that take their toll

And howling at the moon
Won't straighten the field I've plowed
I'm facing my high noon
But it doesn't matter now
      
The Only Thing Breaking Is My Heart (Larry W. Jones 08/11/2007) (song#4821)

My darling, the light of my life
Has gone away, we're so far apart
The feeling hurts just like a knife
Even the lamps don't shine in the park

I'm out of romance, single and blue
Not a chance of a table for two
She's out there making a brand new start
The only thing breaking is my heart

I look around when the evening begins
At all the couples alone in the dark
It looks like this is where all my dreams end
Seems my love life has lost all of its spark

- instrumental -

I've grown to hate the sounds of the town
I groan at the laughter all around
My world is shaking, falling apart
The only thing breaking is my heart

I'm out of romance, single and blue
Not a chance of a table for two
She's out there making a brand new start
The only thing breaking is my heart

My darling
The only thing breaking is my heart
      
Sweetheart Lane (Larry W. Jones 08/11/2007) (song#4822)

Whenever I see bluebonnets in bloom
Sweetheart time I know is soon here
I know a place where there is always room
For a flower to bloom all year

I love Texas when the bluebonnets bloom
They get the sunshine and the rain
And I will be holding my darling soon
I'll get her kiss in Sweetheart Lane

- instrumental -

When we're apart, our love never smoulders
Even in Winter when nights are long
For I know she will rest on my shoulder
When spring robins come bobbin' along

I love Texas when the bluebonnets bloom
They get the sunshine and the rain
And I will be holding my darling soon
I'll get her kiss in Sweetheart Lane

And I will be holding my darling soon
I'll get her kiss in Sweetheart Lane
      
Under The Tall T In Texas (Larry W. Jones 08/12/2007) (song#4823)

I met up with a cowgirl
As sweet as she could be
Come on down here to Texas
Is what she said to me

Well, I went down to Texas
To see what I could see
And what I saw in Texas
Suited me to a Tee

When I saw that T in Texas
Just as tall as it could be
Under the tall T in Texas
Is where I wanted to be

- instrumental -

When I saw that T in Texas
Just as tall as it could be
Under the tall T in Texas
Is where I wanted to be

Now I'm livin' down in Texas
Under that tall Texas T
Up to here in love with Texas
That cowgirl's married to me

We're gonna raise a family
As tall as they can be
Under the tall T in Texas
My sweet cowgirl and me

Under the tall T in Texas
My sweet cowgirl and me
      
Now Is The Hour (Larry W. Jones 08/12/2007) (song#4824)

The sun is setting in the west
Nighttime shadows are now creeping
The whippoorwills have gone to nest
All the west will soon be sleeping

Now is the hour when I must say
Adios and goodbye my dear
Remember me while I'm away
While you are waiting for me here

Darling, lovers often must part
Always a time of deep sorrow
Darling, I leave with you my heart
I'll return some glad tomorrow

- instrumental -

Now is the hour when I must say
Adios and goodbye my dear
Remember me while I'm away
While you are waiting for me here

Darling, lovers often must part
Always a time of deep sorrow
Darling, I leave with you my heart
I'll return some glad tomorrow

Now is the hour, now is the hour
Oh my darling, now is the hour
Adios and goodbye my dear
      
Cows Are A Bargain (Larry W. Jones 08/12/2007) (song#4825)

I heard a cowboy, an older cowboy
Telling to all around
All you young cowboys, all you young cowgirls
Go buy that wedding gown

Cows are a bargain, browse for a bargain
So go ahead and fall in love
Hay raker, half acre, horseshoe maker
All are bargains as I think of
Cowboys, go git yourself that cowgirl of which you're hopin'
You can afford 'er with a little ridin' and ropin'
And then if hard times come to you
You'll both be better off as two
So go ahead and fall in love

Horses are a bargain, corsets are a bargain
And good leather saddles of course
Porterhouse that's tender will make her surrender
In a ranch house that she dreams of
Now, when the brandin's done and it's quiet
Don't forget her apron and untie it
Now, listen you youngin's
Wedding bells are rungin'
So go ahead and fall in love

- instrumental -

Cows are a bargain, browse for a bargain
So go ahead and fall in love
Hay raker, half acre, horseshoe maker
All are bargains as I think of
Cowboys, go git yourself that cowgirl of which you're hopin'
You can afford 'er with a little ridin' and ropin'
And then if hard times come to you
You'll both be better off as two
So go ahead and fall in love
      
Nothing Can replace The Face Of You (Larry W. Jones 08/13/2007) (song#4826)

Darling, I removed your portrait
From its place upon the wall
All I do is sit here and wait
Feeling so useless and small
Playing Solitaire makes me blue
The face cards are that way too
Dear, nothing can replace the face of you

I read your letters line by line
I drew lines under I Love You
But it's all over, you're not mine
The lines I drew were all in blue
When reading, I can only stare
I see you there when love was new
Dear, nothing can replace the face of you

- instrumental -

Darling, as I read your letters
I hear the rain upon my windowpane
I see you in woolen sweaters
Dear, I hope you were warm aboard the train

I'll just wait here at home alone
And hope that I can live again
Dear, I wish that you'd telephone
And say you'll be on that next train
Playing Solitaire makes me blue
The face cards are all that way too
Dear, nothing can replace the face of you
      
I Can't Live This Life Without You (Larry W. Jones 08/13/2007) (song#4827)

I can't live this life without you near me
Because the days are empty and so long
Oh, I still can see but not so clearly
I thought our love would always be so strong

We both were dreamers, that I know
But now those dreams are somewhere in the blue
Winter winds have begun to blow
My dear, I can't live this life without you

Time cannot change my love for you
It's strange just doing without you
Rainbows colors range from blue to blue
Even those are duller without you

- instrumental -

This road I'm trav'ling isn't easy
And I don't have a guiding star
Darling, if you should ever need me
Then let me know just where you are

I wish you could come and be with me now
But your foot cannot fit my worn out shoe
I'm walking the floor over you anyhow
My dear, I can't live this life without you

Time cannot change my love for you
It's strange just doing without you
If things don't change, my dreams are through
I can't live this life without you
      
Nowhereville (Larry W. Jones 08/13/2007) (song#4828)

I'm living in Nowhereville
It's just a no-care town
No dreams to fulfill
Don't care to hang around

Nobody gives in Nowhereville
What gives with this place anyway
I just can't live in Nowhereville
I'll find another place to stay

Nowhereville has no rat race
But it's still a sad disgrace
I'm gonna hop the train outbound until
I know Nowhereville is nowhere around

- instrumental -

Nobody gives in Nowhereville
What gives with this place anyway
I just can't live in Nowhereville
I'll find another place to stay

Nowhereville has no rat race
But it's still a sad disgrace
I'm gonna hop the train outbound until
I know Nowhereville is nowhere around

I'm gonna hop the train outbound until
I know Nowhereville is nowhere around
      
It's You Who Makes My Sheep Herd Weep (Larry W. Jones 08/13/2007) (song#4829)

Darling, I laid down and tried to sleep
All the sheep that I counted began to weep
They all must have heard my prayer that night
It occurred to them that you were out of sight

So I got up, my eyes to dry
My heart was down, about to die
Three in the morning, I was wide awake
My heart in mourning was about to break

Now when I lay me down at night
I pray my dreams will come out right
But every time I try to sleep
That herd of sheep begin to weep

- instrumental -

Now when I lay me down at night
I pray my dreams will come out right
But every time I try to sleep
That herd of sheep begin to weep

How can I sleep with cryin' eyes
My darling, don't you realize
It's you who keeps me from my sleep
It's you who makes my sheep herd weep

How can I sleep with cryin' eyes
My darling, don't you realize
It's you who keeps me from my sleep
It's you who makes my sheep herd weep
      
Now True Love Can Be Shown (Larry W. Jones 08/13/2007) (song#4830)

The world's greatest loves rest in splendor
In the pages of a his'try book
But there's another to engender
Much more true love than all of them took

Now true love can be shown
In radiant glory
More than all ever known
Recorded in story

Romeo and Juliet
Is one that's well read
It was wonderful, and yet
Too bad theirs is dead

- instrumental -

Romeo and Juliet
Is one that's well read
It was wonderful, and yet
Too bad theirs is dead

Now true love can be shown
Not just some imitation
Already ours has grown
Not my imagination

Now true love can be shown
In radiant glory
More than all ever known
Recorded in story

Now true love can be shown
Cause darling, it's our very own
      
Dark Stars Dark Moon Dark Sun (Larry W. Jones 08/14/2007) (song#4831)

Dark stars, dark moon, dark sun
I can't see anything love has done
Except that when it ended you were gone
Along with it my chance to carry on
Dark stars, dark moon, dark sun
I can't see where to go or run
With the light of my life withdrawn

I'm standing beside a flowing stream
I know it's going out to sea
I know it's expanding steadily
But my love has withdrawn from me

Dark stars, dark moon, dark sun
I can't see where to go or run
No spark of love is near
Now that my love's no longer here

- instrumental -

I'm standing beside a flowing stream
I know it's going out to sea
I know it's expanding steadily
But my love has withdrawn from me

Dark stars, dark moon, dark sun
I can't see where to go or run
No spark of love is near
Now that my love's no longer here

Dark stars, dark moon, dark sun
Dark is my world without my only one
      
Honky Tonk Mama (Larry W. Jones 08/14/2007) (song#4832)

In any bar room or honky tonk
You can see the neon lights in her eyes
Any record from an old jukebox
Leon on steel guitar is paradise
Honky tonk mama dances fast or slow
Yeah, my honky tonk mama steals the show

Honky tonk mama said she loves me
Who could ask for anything more
Honky tonk mama's a sight to see
On a honky tonk hardwood floor

She makes the other guys start cryin'
The whole honky tonk just turns so blue
Now, I can't blame 'em all for tryin'
With my honky tonk mama in view

- instrumental -

She makes the other guys start cryin' 
The whole honky tonk just turns so blue
Now, I can't blame 'em all for tryin'
With my honky tonk mama in view

Well, I'm gonna stand up and holler
Tell all the other cowgirls goodbye
Just like an old hick'ry hog caller
That I'm a honky tonk mama guy

In any bar room or honky tonk
You can see the neon lights in her eyes
Any record from an old jukebox
Leon on steel guitar is paradise

- instrumental -

Honky tonk mama said she loves me
Who could ask for anything more
Honky tonk mama's a sight to see
On a honky tonk hardwood floor
      
South Bound Freight (Larry W. Jones 08/14/2007) (song#4833)

Well, I've been so lonesome for San Antone
And that Lone Star State seems so far away
But now I hear that south bound freight train song
I'll be ridin' down to Texas today

I've spent by best years gaily ram'blin
And now it's time to head on back
On top of an old box car am'blin'
Down that old south bound railroad track

South bound freight, south bound freight
Take me down to San Antone and don't be late
South bound freight, south bound freight
Take me south down to that Lone Star Texas State

- instrumental -

I've been like an old stray cat far away from home
It's been my way of life to roam
But I was born in Texas outside San Antone
South bound freight, let me hear you moan

I see that south bound freight a-rollin' 
Blowin' black smoke from her stack
Down to Texas where I'm a-goin' 
San Antone is somewhere down her track

South bound freight, south bound freight
Take me down to San Antone and don't be late
South bound freight, south bound freight
Take me south down to that Lone Star Texas State
      
Down In Sugarland (Larry W. Jones 08/14/2007) (song#4834)

If you wanna get your socks knocked off
And if you want something that's not bland
If you wanna knock your rockers off
Then head on down to old Sugarland

Mockin' birds settin' on oil well rigs
Redwing lookin' grand
An old black crow eatin' great big figs
Down in Sugarland

He came down with somethin' mighty sick
Not somethin' from the river ailed 'im
No, he just drank somethin' sweet 'n thick
And his old liver went and failed 'im

Silver spurs on my new cowboy boots
Just listen to 'em sway 'n jingle
Those Sugarland cowgirls sure are cute
Sure am glad I'm still free 'n single

Now, yonder comes a sweet turtle dove
Might ask for her hand
Gonna make her my true cowgirl love
Down in Sugarland

Grab an old guitar and tune it up
And rosin up that bow, fiddle man
Drink good whiskey from an old tin cup
Texas style way down in Sugarland

Down in Sugarland
      
Darling My Darling (Larry W. Jones 08/14/2007) (song#4835)

Darling, my darling, our dreadful journey is o'er and done
The wagon train has made its tracks and California now is won
Frisco is near, the ships bells I hear, your relations are cheering
Sounds of the oxen, the wagon train they're hearing
But my heart, oh my heart, may it bleed drops of red
Darling, my darling, on the Conestoga bed
With what speed you depart to the silent and dead

Darling, my darling, rise up and see the land
Awake, for you the song is sung that we planned
For you the California sun is burning
For you the love of youth and beauty yearning
Feel darling, my darling, arm beneath your head
Is it a dream that unfolds that you are dead

My darling cannot answer, her lips are so pale and still
My darling cannot feel my arm or hear the whippoorwill
The wagon train is scattered, the journey is o'er and done
But my heart, my hear is shattered though California won
Cry out San Francisco, and ring your lowly shipboard bells
In death on a Conestoga, darling, my darling dwells
      
Return To Me And Love Me (Larry W. Jones 08/14/2007) (song #4836)

Oh my sweetheart, return to me and love me
Oh my sweetheart, how I wish that you would
My love for you was true and believable
Oh my sweetheart, I thought you understood

But long gone now are the days
Into the sad hereafter
When your smile lit up my ways
Filled with your mirth and laughter

- instrumental -

My love for you was true and believable
Oh my sweetheart, I thought you understood

But long gone now are the days
Into the sad hereafter
When your smile lit up my ways
Filled with your mirth and laughter

Oh my sweetheart, there is no one above you
You are always in my heart, I can say
Oh my sweetheart, return to me and love me
In my broken heart, I love you today
      
Tall Texas Boogie (Larry W. Jones 08/14/2007) (song#4837)

Gather 'round cowboys, got somethin' to tell you
About a brand new barn dance that takes just two
It's the Tall Texas Boogie and it's done Texas style
That Tall Texas Boogie is a dance that'll drive you wild
Now dance it real fast and see if you last, don't go slow
That Texas Boogie swing makes you wanna do-si-so
It's the Tall Texas Boogie and it's done Texas style
That Tall Texas Boogie is a dance that'll drive you wild

Old cowboy Vance went to the dance with his crutch and cane
He did his best but had to rest because of the pain
He overdid it by a mile, Texas Boogie style
That Tall Texas Boogie is a dance that'll drive you wild
Once you get started, you will not ever wanna stop
If you're strong hearted, then you can dance until you drop
It's the Tall Texas Boogie and it's done Texas style
That Tall Texas Boogie is a dance that'll drive you wild

Now dance it real fast and see if you last, don't go slow
That Texas Boogie swing makes you wanna do-si-so
It's the Tall Texas Boogie and it's done Texas style
That Tall Texas Boogie is a dance that'll drive you wild
Once you get started, you will not ever wanna stop
If you're strong hearted, then you can dance until you drop
It's the Tall Texas Boogie and it's done Texas style
That Tall Texas Boogie is a dance that'll drive you wild

Now come on Y'all, do the Tall Texas Boogie, Yee Ha!!
      
December Twilight (Larry W. Jones 08/14/2007) (song#4838)

Well, July is gone
And now resides on my lawn
December twilight
Trees now are all bare
As if they don't even care
That you're not in sight

I live in dreams of July 
After the springtime
Dear, was it only a lie
Our wedding ring time
That warm July sure was swell
Before storm winds fell

- instrumental -

Your heart went away
And you left me yesterday
You and I had dreams
That seemed were so true
But that July is now gone
And dreams that we knew

Now comes December twilight
A skylight of blue
Darling, I pray that you might
Remember it too
Now comes December twilight
That's making me blue
      
Routine Is What It Seemed (Larry W. Jones 08/15/2007) (song#4839)

Just another Friday night barn dance
Routine is what it seemed
It was really a cowboy's chance

To waltz with a beautiful queen
Texas cowgirl Colleen
You warmed up the barn dance with me

Just another ride on the trail
Routine is what it seemed
But really a chance to avail

A twilight ride up to the moon
Whiskey from a saloon
When you rode the lone trail with me

- instrumental -

Just another ride on the trail
Routine is what it seemed
But really a chance to avail

A twilight ride up to the moon
Whiskey from a saloon
When you rode the lone trail with me

And when I kissed your lips, sweetheart
It was nothing routine
You made the boots on my feet start
To leave the earthly scene

- instrumental -

A wedding day in June we chose
Routine is what it seemed
Of course we wore new western clothes

But it was such a grand affair
Heaven itself was there
And blessed the love of you and me
      
Oh Bonnie Sweet Bonnie (Larry W. Jones 08/15/2007) (song#4840)

Oh Bonnie, sweet Bonnie
How I long for your love
Oh Bonnie, sweet Bonnie
You're from Heaven above

You make this cowboy's heart jump with joy
I just can't wait another minute
And every night I always employ
A dream with you, sweet Bonnie, in it

- instrumental -

You make this cowboy's heart jump with joy
I just can't wait another minute
And every night I always employ
A dream with you, sweet Bonnie, in it

Let me tell you, my dear
Oh Bonnie, sweet Bonnie
Just why I love you so
You are so beautiful
You are so wonderful
Oh Bonnie, sweet Bonnie Oh!
      
Low And Lonely Me (Larry W. Jones 08/15/2007) (song#4841)

All of my friends keep going out at night to play
They wonder why I sleep at home both night and day
My darlin' left without an answer to my plea
Oh, low and lonely me

It's all my fault that I just stay inside these doors
I must be crazy stayin' home and doing chores
Why can't these four walls see I'm blue and set me free
Oh, low and lonely me

My darlin's somewhere out tonight
Out where the neon lights are bright
Dancing in a honky tonk and sharing wine
I didn't want to see her go
And I want all the world to know
I wish she was back at home and sharing mine

I wonder if there's any way
To make these blues all go away
If anybody knows of something I can do
Then tell me, is my plea
Oh, low and lonely me

- instrumental -

My darlin's somewhere out tonight
Out where the neon lights are bright
Dancing in a honky tonk and sharing wine
I didn't want to see her go
And I want all the world to know
I wish she was back at home and sharing mine

I wonder if there's any way
To make these blues all go away
If anybody knows of something I can do
Then tell me, is my plea
Oh, low and lonely me

Low and lonely me
Yeah, me
      
Oh Patsy Montana (Larry W. Jones 08/15/2007) (song#4842)

I'm leavin' cold Montana
With a posse after me
I'm ridin' down to Texas
To warm Corpus by the sea

It snowed all night
The day I left
The weather it was hot
They said I might
Be hanged for theft
But I'm sure hopin' not

Oh, Patsy Montana
Dear, don't you cry for me
I'm leavin' cold Montana
With a posse after me

I had a dream the other night
Patsy Montana said she might
Want to be a cowboy's sweetheart
I'm leavin' anyhow because I'm smart

A wedding dress
Was in her hand
And a gold band
For all to see
Oh Patsy Montana, dear, I'm ridin' south
With a posse after me

Oh, Patsy Montana
Dear, don't you cry for me
I'm leavin' cold Montana
With a posse after me
      
Wyoming Morning (Larry W. Jones 08/15/2007) (song#4843)

Look at the purple hue on the sage
Here comes the Overland Stage
With a cowgirl who's pretty and shy
She's the apple of my eye

What a beautiful Wyoming morning
It's such a beautiful Wyoming day
There's no way of concealing my feeling
Here in Wyoming is where we will stay

Dogies are bawling, whippoorwills calling
A fresh breeze in the trees is blowing by
Out on the range the cattle are sprawling
Nothing could now change the heart of this guy

What a beautiful Wyoming morning
It's such a beautiful Wyoming day
There's no way of concealing my feeling
Here in Wyoming is where we will stay

- instrumental -

Wyoming has space for cowboy music
It's the right place for a cowgirl's songs too
Ridin' and ropin' and horses that kick
Wyoming is where cowboys' dreams come true

What a beautiful Wyoming morning
It's such a beautiful Wyoming day
There's no way of concealing my feeling
Here in Wyoming is where we will stay
      
Cowboy In Love (Larry W. Jones 08/15/2007) (song#4844)

A darkened saloon, blue neon lights
Boys at the bar with more drinks to buy
Everything is just right
For a cowboy in love

A slow country song, a small dance room
Two stepping along, scent of perfume
Everything is just right
For a cowboy in love

The music is cool
But warm are her lips
As from an art school
The swaying of hips

A country dance crowd, full yellow moon
Steel guitars playing cowboy love tunes
Everything is just right
For a cowboy in love

- instrumental -

The music is cool
But warm are her lips
As from an art school
The swaying of hips

A country dance crowd, full yellow moon
Steel guitars playing cowboy love tunes
Everything is just right
For a cowboy in love

Everything is just right
For a cowboy in love
      
I'll Never Be A Legend In My Time (Larry W. Jones 08/16/2007) (song#4845)

I know that heartaches will never bring fame
When you make mistakes in love's crazy game
That's why I know, mine's not worth a thin dime
I'll never be a legend in my time

Statues of gold never cry tears
Their hearts are cold with no regrets
But through these years I'm crying yet
I'll never be a legend in my time

Awards are only for praise or for fame
But a heart that's broken beats all in vain
And when you're down, no one knows you're around
I'll never be a legend in my time

- instrumental -

Statues of gold never cry tears
Their hearts are cold with no regrets
But through these years I'm crying yet
I'll never be a legend in my time

Awards are only for praise or for fame
But a heart that's broken beats all in vain
And when you're down, no one knows you're around
I'll never be a legend in my time

No, true love and fame will never be mine
I'll never be a legend in my time
      
Rope Throwing Yodeling Cowboy (Larry W. Jones 08/16/2007) (song#4846)

This cowboy life is lonesome but free
Ridin' out west where the trail leads me
I turn all troubles into a joy
I'm a rope throwing yodeling cowboy

Yodl-oh-ooh-dee -Yodl-ay-ee-dee-Yodl-ay--ee-dee -yi--ho

Before the sun sets, I've no regrets
I saddle my pony for a ride
Along with my trusty forty-five
Listen to the lonely whippoorwill
From his hidden nest upon the hill

Yodl-oh-ooh-dee -Yodl-ay-ee-dee-Yodl-ay--ee-dee -yi--ho

And as I ride down that lonesome trail
I lasso any cow that comes along
I sing a song as the sunlight fails
I'm a rope throwing yodeling cowboy

- instrumental -

Out here a man can be a real man
And a real friend is always a friend
All worries and cares I try to ban
And my neighbor's fences I will mend

Yodl-oh-ooh-dee -Yodl-ay-ee-dee-Yodl-ay--ee-dee -yi--ho

And as I ride down that lonesome trail
I lasso any cow that comes along
I sing a song as the sunlight fails
I'm a rope throwing yodeling cowboy

Yodl-oh-ooh-dee -Yodl-ay-ee-dee-Yodl-ay--ee-dee -yi--ho
      
My Old Six String Guitar (Larry W. Jones 08/17/2007) (song#4847)

Whenever I feel lonely, whenever I feel blue
I tune up my old six string guitar and sing of you
When I get to worrying, whenever I feel sad
I never get to hurrying, I take the good with bad

My old six string guitar always brings me happiness
When I sing of you, I always love you more, not less
As we go through life, we might both wish upon a star
And when the moon is shining, play my old six string guitar

- instrumental -

As we go through life, we might both wish upon a star
And when the moon is shining, play my old six string guitar

O'er the prairie we will wander, stopping here and there
Love for you I'll never squander, of you I'll take care
If we live in a one horse town, or any place afar
Happiness is you around and my old six string guitar
      
Jackrabbit Road (Larry W. Jones 08/17/2007) (song#4848)

North of Houston there's a busy highway
But it wasn't always that way
I can remember years ago
They just called it Jackrabbit Road

Jackrabbit Road was just dirt and gravel
Cars got dirty as they travelled
I saw many old tires explode
Travellin' down Jackrabbit Road

My Daddy-in-Law brought home the dinner
Bagging rabbits with a winner
Rifle with a single shot load
Hunting along Jackrabbit Road

- instrumental -

Now it's a real busy Farm-to-Market
But there ain't no farms that arc it
Old man Walters barely survived
Before subdivisions arrived

There used to be nothing there but prairie
But life was not as contrary
They lived by a simple life code
Living along Jackrabbit Road

My Daddy-in-Law brought home the dinner
Bagging rabbits with a winner
Rifle with a single shot load
Hunting along Jackrabbit Road
      
As Petals From Yellow Roses Fall (Larry W. Jones 08/17/2007) (song#4849)

My dear, when you receive this letter
You'll know that your yellow roses came
To you I'll always seem the debtor
And our love will never be the same

Dear, I know what yellow roses mean
That you and I are finally through
Your letter says your heart is broken
Well dear, mine is blue and broken too

- instrumental -

Dear, I know what yellow roses mean
That you and I are finally through
Your letter says your heart is broken
Well dear, mine is blue and broken too

I'll put the roses by your picture
That still hangs upon my lonely wall
I'll think of our love's door that closes
As petals from yellow roses fall

I'll think of our love's door that closes
As petals from yellow roses fall
      
Evening Moon And Twilight (Larry W. Jones 08/17/2007) (song#4850)

Where the evening moon and twilight
Fall on the prairie's purple sage
Soon there true love that burned so bright
Wrote our love deep on his'try's page
Where the evening moon and twilight
Fall on the prairie's purple sage
The prairie moon rising so bright
Shined light upon our true love's page

Under western skies of heaven
Along a trail I had to go
Someone I love and believe in
My heart for her alone did glow
Where the evening moon and twilight
Fall on the prairie's purple sage
The prairie moon rising so bright
Shined light upon our true love's page

- instrumental -

Under western skies of heaven
Along a trail I had to go
Someone I love and believe in
My heart for her alone did glow

On our ponies in the twilight
We watched the sun begin to fail
Heard whippoorwills calling the night
Riding along the prairie trail
Where the evening moon and twilight
Fall on the prairie's purple sage
The prairie moon rising so bright
Shined light upon our true love's page
      
Kin To The Rustling Wind (Larry W. Jones 08/18/2007) (song#4851)

My darlin's gone, I'm left alone
I'll never win
Rustling wind, rustling wind

She is now gone, and so is love
Listen to the wind and wonder
Why love's withdrawn, will she return
Why now this load that I'm under
Rustling wind, rustling wind

Oh rustling wind, remember when
We used to walk along the stream
Now her footsteps I cannot hear
For I have lost my only dream
Rustling wind, rustling wind

My darlin's gone, I'm left alone
She's next of kin
Kin to the rustling wind

- instrumental -

Oh rustling wind, remember when
We used to walk along the stream
Now her footsteps I cannot hear
For I have lost my only dream
Rustling wind, rustling wind

My darlin's gone, I'm left alone
She's next of kin
Kin to the rustling wind
      
A Pony Named Tony (Larry W. Jones 08/18/2007) (song#4852)

A young cowboy lay on the ground helpless
Alongside the trail at the close of day
Cowboy Little Joe could ride with the best
But his young life was now slipping away
He rode a fine horse that he named Tony
A pinto that was a beautiful sight
Little Joe's last request was for only
A pony named Tony that's lonely tonight

There's a golden moon above the corral
Inside, a pony named Tony forlorn
With a new saddle for Joe's saddle pal
A new lariat hanging from the horn
Beside the trail, Joe asks for his mother
To let her know that he fought the fine fight
He spoke of his father and one other
A pony named Tony that's lonely tonight

- instrumental -

There's a golden moon above the corral
Inside, a pony named Tony forlorn
With a new saddle for Joe's saddle pal
A new lariat hanging from the horn

We nursed Little Joe all night til daybreak
But everything that we tried was in vain
And his last smile was only for our sake
Little Joe died in his sleep with no pain
We'll tell his mother that Joe's life ended
With a smile on his face and his heart right
Love for her and one other he tended
A pony named Tony that's lonely tonight
      
Hank Snow (Larry W. Jones 08/19/2007) (song#4853)

There's an old guitar in the corner
Whose artist has left and gone away
From Nashville to Nova Scotia's bay
Folks listen to his songs to this day

He sang about Blue Canadian Rockies
He was Canada's Yodeling Ranger guy
Ballads and train songs he left for you and me
When our Hank Snow had to tell the world goodbye

Hank sang about a Bluebird Island
Where bluebirds brought him love bye and bye
Anchored in the Hall of fame and then
Hank Snow had to tell the world goodbye

- instrumental -

We all still miss him down in Nashville
And where the Canada snow geese fly
His songs entertained us all until
Hank Snow had to tell the world goodbye
 
Hank Snow caught a freight train one dark night
I guess he's movin' on down the line
Leaving his guitar, some wonder why
Hank Snow had to tell the world goodbye

There's an old guitar in the corner
Of the country music hall of fame
Hank Snow's great music we all concur
Nobody else does it quite the same 
      
Gonna Honky Tonk (Larry W. Jones 08/20/2007) (song#4854)

Her bumper sticker read
Honk if you honky tonk
Don't if you don't 
I ain't never seen another like it
Probably won't
But if I do, buddy I'm tellin' you
Believe it or don't
I'm goin' where the music's like it
Gonna honky tonk

After this work week comes Friday night
And dancin' cheek to cheek sounds just right
Gonna honky tonk and hold her tight
Believe it or don't, gonna honky tonk

Her bumper sticker read
Honk if you honky tonk
Don't if you don't 
I ain't never seen another like it
Probably won't
But if I do, buddy I'm tellin' you
Believe it or don't
I'm goin' where the music's like it
Gonna honky tonk

I followed that pickup truck around
Honked when I heard that honky tonk sound
It's Friday night and the music's loud
A swingin' band and honky tonk crowd

Her bumper sticker read
Honk if you honky tonk
Don't if you don't 
I ain't never seen another like it
Probably won't
But if I do, buddy I'm tellin' you
Believe it or don't
I'm goin' where the music's like it
Gonna honky tonk

I ain't never seen another like it
Probably won't
But if I do, buddy I'm tellin' you
Believe it or don't
I'm goin' where the music's like it
Gonna honky tonk
Gonna honky tonk
Gonna honky tonk
      
Darlin' I Do (Larry W. Jones 08/20/2007) (song#4855)

You don't believe I love you
But darlin', I do
How can I prove it to you
You don't believe I get blue
Well I get downhearted too
Yes darlin', I do

Sometimes I'm singin', sometimes sighin'
Then flyin' in the skies above
When my phone's ringin', I'm replyin'
Darlin', it's only you I love

- instrumental -

You don't believe I get blue
Well I get downhearted too
Yes darlin', I do

Just yesterday I was so happy
And now today I'm feelin' so down
I'm whinin' like a little puppy
Pinin' because you are not around

You don't believe I love you
But darlin', I do
How can I prove it to you
You don't believe I get blue
Well, I get downhearted too
Yes darlin', I do
Darlin', I do
      
If Your Phone Never Rings (Larry W. Jones 08/20/2007) (song#4856)

Once I heard a song
About a phone ringing off the wall
Darlin' it's been so long
Since my phone's been rung by you at all

Well, if your phone never rings
It will be me getting rid of things
Like memories and heartaches
A life seized by lost love and mistakes
Yeah, if your phone never rings
It will be me getting rid of things

One time I played along
With all of those things you used to do
Now I just say so long
I'm not gonna call to beg of you

- instrumental -

I haven't heard from you in awhile
But that's OK, nothing to say worthwhile

One time I played along
With all of those things you used to do
Now I just say so long
I'm not gonna call to beg of you

Well, if your phone never rings
It will be me getting rid of things
Like memories and heartaches
A life seized by lost love and mistakes
Yeah, if your phone never rings
It will be me getting rid of things
      
We Both Keep Love In Sight (Larry W. Jones 08/20/2007) (song#4857)

We've both been through times of trouble
Through thick and thin and back again
Nobody else stood by us
So we stood by ourselves

When the hurricanes were blowing
Love for each other kept flowing
We had not a single friend
So we both learned to bend

Years have come and gone
And our love's just as strong
We both keep love in sight
And we will til we die

- instrumental -

Sometimes we tripped and fell
Slipped and ripped dreams as well
Through it all, we could tell
We only cracked the shell

We've been through everything
That this old world could bring
But there never was a danger
That we'd ever end up strangers

Years have come and gone
And our love's just as strong
We both keep love in sight
And we will til we die

Years have come and gone
And our love's just as strong
We both keep love in sight
And we will til we die
      
Bluebonnets And The Bees (Larry W. Jones 08/21/2007) (song#4858)

As twilight settles around the homestead
And evening shadows meet the Texas hills
The whippoorwill calling from the meadow
Sounds so lonely although my heart it thrills

For my thoughts are of someone long parted
That I used to court 'neath cottonwood trees
She was the sweetheart I left broken hearted
Back among the bluebonnets and the bees

The Texas robin sang its best when at rest
Honeysuckle scented the evening breeze
Life back then was carefree, happy and blessed
Back among the bluebonnets and the bees

She kissed me when I left the old homestead
And I vowed my love as I went my way
I kept the promise for the words I said
Until a letter said your sweetheart died today

Once again I see her as we parted
I see her blonde hair waving in the breeze
She was the sweetheart I left broken hearted
Back among the bluebonnets and the bees

The Texas robin sang its best when at rest
Honeysuckle scented the evening breeze
Life back then was carefree, happy and blessed
Back among the bluebonnets and the bees
      
Baby Be Good To Me (Larry W. Jones 08/21/2007) (song#4859)

Come, all you rounders, don't be slow
Come listen to my tale of woe
It's a sad one but it's so true
And the same could happen to you
I'm dressed up with nowhere to go

I've got to find a lovely maid
I can't keep living in this shade
If I could two-step out and play
With a girl I saw yesterday

Oh, lovely maid, sweet lady, if you would
Baby, be good to me
Have you a loving heart not made of wood
Baby, be good to me

- instrumental -

Oh, lovely maid, sweet lady, if you would
Baby, be good to me
Have you a loving heart not made of wood
Baby, be good to me

Oh, lovely lady, show me pity
I'm lonely and you're so pretty
I hope I'm not misunderstood
Baby, be good to me

Oh, lovely lady, show me pity
I'm lonely and you're so pretty
I hope I'm not misunderstood
Baby, be good to me
Baby, be good to me
Baby, be good to me
      
Old Wrangler Joe (Larry W. Jones 08/21/2007) (song#4860)

Gone are the days
When a young wrangler rode the purple sage
Gone are the ways
Of a young cowboy roping to earn his wage
Gone to the old corral
Leaving old saddle pals behind, I know
I hear old cowboy songs from life's last page
Old wrangler Joe

I'm ridin', I'm ridin'
Though my poor pony's head is bendin' low
I hear old cowboys singing songs so low
Old wrangler Joe

I'm ridin' home (He's ridin' home)
I'm ridin' home (He's ridin' home)
Though my poor pony's head (His pony's head is bendin' low)
I hear old cowboys singing songs so low
Old wrangler Joe

- instrumental -

Gone are the days
When a young wrangler rode the purple sage
Gone are the ways
Of a young cowboy roping to earn his wage
Gone to the old corral
Leaving old saddle pals behind, I know
I hear old cowboy songs from life's last page
Old wrangler Joe

I'm ridin' home (He's ridin' home)
I'm ridin' home (He's ridin' home)
Though my poor pony's head (His pony's head is bendin' low)
I hear old cowboys singing songs so low
Old wrangler Joe

Old wrangler Joe (Old wrangler Joe)
Old wrangler Joe
      
Hot Day In Laramie (Larry W. Jones 08/21/2007) (song#4861)

I hear the band strike up
See the fireworks explode
Set down my coffee cup
Recite the cowboy code
Still hungry from last night
Strap my spurs on my boots
Pray the judge calls it right
As I climb up the chute

Joe and I rode the rodeo circuit
Starting in the spring of sixty five
Oh, we both thought we knew how to work it
I sure wish old Joe was still alive
It was on a hot day in Laramie
Joe rode that bad bull for only four
The last sad words my old pal said to me
I won't be ridin' bad bulls no more

Bull riding was in our blood
Before it was in our head
Rodeos in rain and mud
More than once we both bled
Bonnie, I think of you
Please leave the porch light on
Bonnie, I love you true
See you soon back at home

- instrumental -

That big rodeo in old Laramie
Is the one all the old cowboys call
The roughest, toughest one they've ever seen
And they saw many good cowboys fall
Joe drew the one that they named Raging Storm
He held on but not for very long
Four seconds and Joe went over the horns
Poor Joe, he ain't ever goin' home

Bull riding was in our blood
Before it was in our head
Rodeos in rain and mud
More than once we both bled
Bonnie, I think of you
Please leave the porch light on
Bonnie, I love you true
See you soon back at home
      
Put On Your Duster Coat (Larry W. Jones 08/22/2007) (song#4862)

Put on your duster coat and button down your sleeves
A cowboy's life is a hard trail to travel, I believe

I've ridden through the east, I've ridden through the west
Many a swift and swollen river I'm a-fordin'
And the one thing that's been the least is lots of rest
But a cowboy's life is all I find rewardin' 

Put on your duster coat and button down your sleeves
A cowboy's life is a hard trail to travel, I believe

Those silver trimmed saddles and silver trimmed bridles
They ain't the kind that I've ever been a-hordin'
Folks say this kind of livin' is suicidal
But a cowboy's life is all I find rewardin' 

Put on your duster coat and button down your sleeves
A cowboy's life is a hard trail to travel, I believe

Saving longhorns from a quicksand pit a-stranded
Room and bed roll in a drafty bunkhouse boardin'
Cuttin' cows out from the herd for a-gettin' branded
But a cowboy's life is all I find rewardin' 

Put on your duster coat and button down your sleeves
A cowboy's life is a hard trail to travel, I believe
      
Two By Two (Larry W. Jones 08/22/2007) (song#4863)

Two by two the vows we broke begin to fade
Words now have proved untrue of vows we made
What happened to the dreams of me and of you
One true love's now divided two by two

Our best laid plans have now fallen to the ground
The sands of time has stolen what we found
What once was golden has now been painted blue
Tainted by the break of love two by two

Two by two the vows we broke begin to fade
Words now have proved untrue of vows we made
What happened to the dreams of me and of you
One true love's now divided two by two

- instrumental -

Lieing down at night and trying to count sheep
Is all we can do because we can't sleep
What good would it do to wear the others shoe
Both of us compare to fools two by two

Like a fire that has now gone out from the cold
Ashes of love are now what once was gold
Can happiness ever come to me and you
When emptiness has now come two by two

Two by two the vows we broke begin to fade
Words now have proved untrue of vows we made
What happened to the dreams of me and of you
One true love's now divided two by two
      
Grandpa's Fiddle (Larry W. Jones 08/22/2007) (song#4864)

Tune up Grandpa's fiddle
Tune up Grandpa's fiddle
Play it slow, fast or strong
And we'll all dance along
If Grandpa could be here now
Our Grandpa would show us how

Get down Grandpa's fiddle
Get down Grandpa's fiddle
I remember Grandpa's square dance riddle
Four to the sides now and spare the middle
If Grandpa could be here now
Our Grandpa would show us how

Bring down Grandpa's fiddle
Bring down Grandpa's fiddle
We'll sing and dance until it's late
Like Grandpa did in forty eight
If our Grandpa was still around
Grandpa would make that fiddle sound

Dust off Grandpa's fiddle
Dust off Grandpa's fiddle
It must be eighty years old or more
Grandpa played it just like gold before
If Grandpa could be here now
Our Grandpa would show us how

Tune up Grandpa's fiddle
Tune up Grandpa's fiddle
Get it down from above the fireplace
Play it with love and with Grandpa's grace
If Grandpa could be here now
Our Grandpa would show us how
I wish Grandpa was still around
To fill our house with fiddle sounds
      
Western Days (Larry W. Jones 08/22/2007) (song#4865)

Western Days
Cowboy days I remember
Big trail drives in September
Branding days
Cowboy boots and Levi jeans
Chuck wagon food, pinto beans
Yesterday
Horse shoes and mending fences
Most folks still had their senses
Take me back aways to those
Western Days

- instrumantal -

Cowboy days I remember
Big trail drives in September
Cowboy boots and Levi jeans
Chuck wagon food, pinto beans
Horse shoes and mending fences
Most folks still had their senses

Western Days
Cowboy days I remember
Sure got cold in December
Simple ways
Western Swing and great old barn dances
No credit cards, hand shake finances
Lazy days
Fishing in a mountain stream
Mom's cake and home made ice cream
Take me back aways to those
Western Days

Take me back aways to those
Western Days
      
Homecoming Days (Larry W. Jones 08/22/2007) (song#4866)

Homecoming days, when they are near
Bring back the folks we all hold dear
And the memories of Grandma's soft feathered bed
The old homestead, hot cornbread and the life we tread

With each memory that is brought
We all relive what life has wrought
Looking at all the kids and many whitened heads
The old homestead, hot cornbread and the life we tread

Wishing each other all the best
Pitching horseshoes with all the rest 
Such a fest is homecoming days

- instrumental -

With each memory that is brought
We all relive what life has wrought
Wishing each other all the best
Pitching horseshoes with all the rest 
Such a fest is homecoming days

Well, it's getting to be that time of year
A homecoming for laughter, mirth and tears
And the memories of Grandma's soft feathered bed
The old homestead, hot cornbread and the life we tread

Homecoming days are here
Homecoming days
      
That Old Silver Magic Moon (Larry W. Jones 08/22/2007) (song#4867)

Darling, when you look at me
In your eyes something I see
Only one thing it can be
That old silver magic moon
Darling, it can't be hidden or disguised
That old silver magic moon in your eyes

I thought I didn't have a chance
But then I saw your distant glance
I saw more than just a candle
What I saw was hot to handle
Under the stars in June I saw
That old silver magic moon

- instrumental -

I saw more than just a candle
What I saw was hot to handle
Under the stars in June I saw
That old silver magic moon

I'm like a ship that's on a rising tide
On a sea of love that can't be denied
What sweet joy the heavens above provide
That old silver magic moon is on my side

I used to think I'd walk alone
With no true love to call my own
Then that old silver magic moon
Sparkled deep from within your eyes
Now I can sing love songs in tune
With that old silver magic moon
      
Ain't No Cowboys On The Western Trail (Larry W. Jones 08/22/2007) (song#4868)

Ain't no cowboys on the western trail
No cattle drives on the western trail
It's all paved over with parking lots
Just iron chariots, no lariat knots
Big city skyline buildings to bewail
Ain't no cowboys on the western trail

Ain't no roundups on the western trail
No irons branding on the western trail
And the air we breath is choked from smoke
Good time's a joke and the system's broke
Houses in subdivisions for sale
Ain't no cowboys on the western trail

Ride across the prairie on a summer day
Ain't no wagon train leading the way
Listening to the Sons Of The Pioneers
Almost brings this old cowboy to tears
Log onto my computer and "I've got mail"
Ain't no cowboys on the western trail

- instrumental -

Ain't no cowboys on the western trail
No cattle drives on the western trail
It's all paved over with parking lots
Just iron chariots, no lariat knots
Big city skyline buildings to bewail
Ain't no cowboys on the western trail

Ain't no roundups on the western trail
No irons branding on the western trail
Cowboys are gone from the western trail
      
Sasparilla Wine (Larry W. Jones 08/22/2007) (song#4869)

Back in nineteen and fifty one
Under the Amarillo sun
I strode into the railroad station cafe
As an old cowboy entered and looked around
I moved over for him to come and sit down
And listened to what the cowboy had to say

The cafe was mostly empty
Except this old cowboy and me
The bald man in the ticket booth
Was waiting for the train to leave
Finally, the old cowboy told me what was on his mind
About old horses, young dogies and sasparilla wine

Have you ever tried sasparilla wine, he said
My reply was that I didn't think that I ever had
He said, the only worthwhile things that I could ever find
Were old horses, young dogies and sasparilla wine

The old cowboy thought for awhile, then said without a smile
A woman can ruin your life, though you took her as a wife
I had a love in my prime that I thought was only mine
I rode off to a roundup in the spring
That's when she took off her gold wedding ring
He said, the only worthwhile things that I could ever find
Were old horses, young dogies and sasparilla wine

Old horses never leave you, they're gentle and true
Young dogies like to run around but not on you
I thanked the old cowboy for taking up my time
About old horses, young dogies and sasparilla wine

He said he had to catch the nine oh-eight to Santa Fe
Didn't want to be late, so he went on his way
Quickly I wrote down some notes and thought up some rhymes
About old horses, young dogies and sasparilla wine
      
That Old Cowboy Love (Larry W. Jones 08/23/2007) (song#4870)

I've got that old cowboy love in my heart
It's been there since my beginning of time
Riding on the range, leaving slack the reins
Thinking back on the times
Cowboy songs sung with rhymes
I'm an old cowboy but I love it just the same

I've got that old cowboy dream in my heart
Forty mule teams couldn't tear it apart
As far as I can see, a cowboy's life's for me
I wouldn't change it if I could
The open range is free and good
I'm an old cowboy with that dream still in my heart

- instrumental -

Riding on the range, leaving slack the reins
Thinking back on the times
Cowboy songs sung with rhymes
I'm an old cowboy but I love it just the same

I've got that old cowboy love in my heart
It's been there since my beginning of time
Riding on the range, leaving slack the reins
Thinking back on the times
Cowboy songs sung with rhymes
I'm an old cowboy but I love it just the same

I've got that old cowboy dream in my heart
Forty mule teams couldn't tear it apart
As far as I can see, a cowboy's life's for me
I wouldn't change it if I could
The open range is free and good
I'm an old cowboy with that dream still in my heart
      
The Old Cowpoke (Larry W. Jones 08/23/2007) (song#4871)

He's the cowboy with the lasso and the flat top guitar
Singing songs about El Paso and of cattle on trails afar
And as you look into his eyes, you see there's no disguise
He's been ridin' on that range, out and back again
And his stories are getting longer than when he began
But what is that name they always call that cowboy
And how do they picture him as a man
Seems it's always The Old Cowpoke
Seems he's always ready
With a song that's slow and steady
For anyone who's in need of a Teddy bear
He's a cowboy who really cares

- instrumental -

Seems it's always The Old Cowpoke
Seems he's always ready
With a song that's slow and steady
For anyone who's in need of a Teddy bear
He's a cowboy who really cares

For half a cen'try he's been keepin' on
Silver screen cowboys have all been long gone
He's the only one left singin' those cowboy songs
So, if you've missed him, go and take a look
He's an old real cowboy, not the kind in a comic book
But what is that name they always call that cowboy
And how do they picture him as a man
Seems it's always The Old Cowpoke
Seems he's always ready
With a song that's slow and steady
For anyone who's in need of a Teddy bear
He's a cowboy who really cares
      
I'm Thinking Tonight Of My Brown Eyes (Larry W. Jones 08/23/2007) (song#4872)

One day I rode down south of the border
There a lovely senorita I met
In the silver moonlight I would hold her
A night in Mexico I won't forget

Oh, I'm thinking tonight of my brown eyes
That girl down in old Mexico
She lives there on the banks of the Rio
Her flowing hair was black as coal

She told me that she would ever love me
She promised on the night we had to part
But when I heard she married another
I knew that she'd broken more than my heart

- instrumental -

Oh, I'm thinking tonight of my brown eyes
That girl down in old Mexico
Oh, I'm thinking only of her disguise
Empty words that broke my heart so

I'm never going back to the Rio
For I've got no more love to share
Down where the Rio Grande waters flow
Her brown eyes broke my heart down there

Oh, I'm thinking tonight of my brown eyes
That girl down in old Mexico
She lives there on the banks of the Rio
Her flowing hair was black as coal
      
Old Saddle Pals (Larry W. Jones 08/23/2007) (song#4873)

Old saddle pals, old saddle pals
Leaning on the rails of the old corral
A tumbleweed blows from the cattle chute
Rolling against the toes of their old boots

Old saddle pals, long time pardners
In their duster coats, waiting for sunset
Summer breeze blowing through cottonwood trees
Dusting shoulders of the old saddle pals

- instrumental -

Old saddle pals, old saddle pals
Leaning on the rails of the old corral

Oh, it's hard to imagine me like them
But their friendship is like a precious gem
No, I can't imagine being eighty
I hope I'll have old saddle pals by then

Old saddle pals, old saddle pals
Leaning on the rails of the old corral
A tumbleweed blows from the cattle chute
Rolling against the toes of their old boots

Old saddle pals, long time pardners
In their duster coats, waiting for sunset 
      
This Old Ranch House For Sale (Larry W. Jones 08/23/2007) (song#4874)

I was driving through west Texas
Looking at places new and old
And I saw a run down ranch house
So lonely a place to behold

A young cowboy was standing in silence
Looking at the sign on the door
He looked as if he was still in a trance
At the sign and message it bore

The new sign read
This Old Ranch House For Sale
Here no longer does anyone dwell
The terms are easy for you to avail
Just keep a light in the window
And one in the bunkhouse as well

For many years his Papa and Mother
Waited for their cowboy to no avail
Now he's come home, no more to roam
But to This Old Ranch House For Sale

- instrumental -

The old floormat read welcome, but faded
It was braided in red thread by the door
The hands of his dear mother had laid it
And prayed that she might see him just once more

There in the parlor they waited
For their cowboy, Oh how they yearned
And now his heart is so weighted
Too late their young cowboy returned

The new sign read
This Old Ranch House For Sale
Here no longer does anyone dwell
The terms are easy for you to avail
Just keep a light in the window
And one in the bunkhouse as well
      
On A Sunny Day (Larry W. Jones 08/23/2007) (song#4875)

On a sunny day, awake and see the sunshine
And you'll be better off than you are
On a sunny day, look around you and you'll find
Happiness is not so very far

Whether you can see the mountains
Prairies, desert or the sea shore
You will see the peace of God's plans
For peaceful mankind evermore

On a sunny day, on a sunny day
You can see just what forever is for

- instrumental -

Whether you can see the mountains
Prairies, desert or the sea shore
You will see the peace of God's plans
For peaceful mankind evermore

On a sunny day, on a sunny day
You can see just what forever is for
On a sunny day, on a sunny day
You'll be better off than you were before
      
My Old Guitar Just Plays New Found Blues (Larry W. Jones 08/24/2007) (song#4876)

I found an old guitar at the pawn shop
Thought I'd play for her a love song or two
But my old flame said she'd found someone new
Now my old guitar just plays new found blues

The clock on the wall is cruising toward nine
She won't call and now I'm losing my mind
I don't play so well, I'm bound to the booze
Now my old guitar just plays new found blues

I've been thinking back to when we first met
We both were right on track with our duet
Lately I've been feeling so very low
I'm still reeling from this playing solo

- instrumental -

The clock on the wall is now striking one
I'm not liking this loneliness I've won
I'm walking the floor in worn out shoes
Now my old guitar just plays new found blues

I'm taking this old guitar back to pawn
My old flame now has her old love withdrawn
Gonna buy a new guitar and new shoes
Since my old guitar just plays new found blues
      
Old Willard (Larry W. Jones 08/24/2007) (song#4877)

I was just a young cowboy when I first saw old Willard
Seemed to me like he was always on trail drives bound
Well, that old cowboy sure put in a full day's work
He spent his whole life herdin' longhorn cows around

He lived in a little bunkhouse built by my Pa
Willard would round up cows grazing out on the rim
On a palomino horse that he named Outlaw
And sometimes he let me ride alongside of him

Willard used to break broncos straight out of the chute
He could hogtie a running steer in nine
At the barn dance, he played fiddle and tapped his boot
Old Willard was a saddle pal of mine

When branding time came, I know old Willard had pains
The right way to do it, the young cowboys he'd show
Just ride fast and lasso and haul back on the reins
In time, Willard and Outlaw began riding slow

He said, I know the day's coming
When this cowboy won't be around
I can already hear the drumming
The final curtain's coming down
With eternity on my side
I know I'll never wear a frown
There'll be no cattle trails to ride
When I lay my saddle down

- instrumental -

I went away to school in the big city
In time I got a letter filled with pity
When I read the letter from Mom, I cried
She wrote, son, Outlaw and old Willard died

I finished school and went back to the ranch
Mom said, son, come and see
Old Willard's grave we made down by the branch
I know at last, he's free
In the old corral I see three old saddle pals
Outlaw, old Willard, and me

He said, I know the day's coming
When this cowboy won't be around
I can already hear the drumming
The final curtain's coming down
With eternity on my side
I know I'll never wear a frown
There'll be no cattle trails to ride
When I lay my saddle down

In the old corral I see three old saddle pals
Outlaw, old Willard, and me
      
Twilight And The Purple Sage (Larry W. Jones 08/25/2007) (song#4878)

There's a full moon over their shoulders
Beginning to rise and play its part
A western scene from ages older
All cowboys have loved it from the start

Cowboys have been riding the range
Writing endless stories on the western page
There's one thing they would never change
Riding through the twilight and the purple sage

Purple sage at twilight casts a spell
When the moon begins to rise and shine
And it's a sight that I know so well
Twilight and the purple sage are mine

- instrumental -

I've been a cowboy as long as I can remember
Riding out upon the prairie stage
When the full moonlight shines upon that stage like embers
I love twilight and the purple sage

Cowboys have been riding the range
Writing endless stories on the western page
There's one thing they would never change
Riding through the twilight and the purple sage

Purple sage at twilight casts a spell
When the moon begins to rise and shine
And it's a sight that I know so well
Twilight and the purple sage are mine
      
Boundary To The Blues (Larry W. Jones 08/25/2007) (song#4879)

I walked into the small cafe
Where you dear, and I used to go
I talked myself into believing you might show
But my dear, it wasn't the same since you're away

I saw familiar faces in that small cafe
It crossed my mind that you might return there one day
I ordered a ham on rye and chewed on it slow
Then I tossed the waitress change and I left to go

My heart has crossed the small boundary to the blues
It's been tossed and badly broken because of you
In that small cafe, the same old tables are there
But dear, all I could do was stare at your empty chair

- instrumental -

In that small cafe, the same old tables are there
But dear, all I could do was stare at your empty chair

I saw familiar faces in that small cafe
It crossed my mind that you might return there one day
I ordered a ham on rye and chewed on it slow
Then I tossed the waitress change and I left to go

We used to play the juke box there and sing along
Then drive down Main Street with the top down for a cruise
Now dear, I'm at a loss for love because you're gone
My heart has crossed the small boundary to the blues
      
Anywhere (Larry W. Jones 08/25/2007) (song#4880)

Anywhere that you feel lonely
Anywhere that you feel blue
Anywhere if you're down hearted
Dear, that's where I'll come to you

Anywhere you feel you miss me
Dear, anywhere you need a kiss
Or tender loving care
Please, won't you please dear, believe me
That's where this lonely heart of mine
Will go to find you there

- instrumental -

Anywhere that you feel lonely
Anywhere that you feel blue
Anywhere if you're down hearted
Dear, that's where I'll come to you

Anywhere you feel you miss me
Dear, anywhere you need a kiss
Or tender loving care
Please, won't you please dear, believe me
That's where this lonely heart of mine
Will go to find you there

Anywhere, anywhere, darling anywhere
That's where this lonely heart of mine
Will go to find you there
      
Before My First Teardrop Fell (Larry W. Jones 08/26/2007) (song#4881)

I hope he brings you happiness
What good would it do to protest
I have heard lost love's tolling bell
Darling, you went and broke my heart
You only meant to tear my world apart
You were gone before my first teardrop fell

Darling, I have to let you know
Though you're gone, I still love you so
But my world is an empty shell
Dear, what in the world did I do
All reason for living is withdrawn too
You were gone before my first teardrop fell

- instrumental -

Darling, you went and broke my heart
You only meant to tear my world apart

Darling, I have to let you know
Though you're gone, I still love you so
But my world is an empty shell
Dear, what in the world did I do
All reason for living is withdrawn too
You were gone before my first teardrop fell

Darling, I still need you here by my side
I can't stop these falling tears, though I've tried
You didn't even give me a farewell
You were gone before my first teardrop fell
You were gone before my first teardrop fell
      
On A Coconut Island (Larry W. Jones 08/27/2007) (song#4882)

On a coconut island
Out in the wide and deep blue
I would never be blue, dear
On that green island with you

I'd be a castaway any old day
On a coconut island awhile
Skies of grey would all fade far away
When they all saw your beautiful smile

On a coconut island
I'd look into eyes of blue
On a coconut island
We'd write a book of love too

- instrumental -

And if we saw a rescue ship
Out of view, we'd give it the slip
On a coconut island, dear
Our love would last throughout the years

I'd be a castaway any old day
On a coconut island awhile
Skies of grey would all fade far away
When they all saw your beautiful smile

On a coconut island
I'd look into eyes of blue
On a coconut island
We'd write a book of love too
      
Blues Are A Good Man Feelin' Bad (Larry W. Jones 08/27/2007) (song#4883)

Well, I'm hoppin' a freight train
Headin' for another town
There's nothin' good here to gain
Just sadness hangin' around

Oh, now the blues, they ain't nothin'
That many a good man ain't had
Hobos told me about hurtin'
Blues are a good man feelin' bad

I never asked that woman for a favor
I can't believe how she put me down
Being a hobo might be a life saver
I'm takin' this freight train out of town

- instrumental -

I never asked that woman for a favor
I can't believe how she put me down
Being a hobo might be a life saver
I'm takin' this freight train out of town

I'm gonna ride this old B & O
Up that old Chicago railroad track
I'm feelin' so put down and put low
That I just might never set foot back

Oh, now the blues, they ain't nothin'
That many a good man ain't had
Hobos told me about hurtin'
Blues are a good man feelin' bad

Oh yeah, hobos told me about hurtin'
Blues are just a good man feelin' so bad
      
On A Manitoba Night (Larry W. Jones 08/28/2007) (song#4884)

So lovely the moon on a Manitoba night
It gets hearts in tune on a Manitoba night
A cowboy guitar plays a lovely serenade
Music's in the heart of a Manitoba maid

The stars swing so low on a Manitoba night
No lips ever say No, No
When another's lips invite
It's just like wine in the air
When lips meet without a care
Canadian love ignites
On a Manitoba night

- instrumental -

A cowboy guitar plays a lovely serenade
Music's in the heart of a Manitoba maid

The stars swing so low on a Manitoba night
No lips ever say No, No
When another's lips invite
It's just like wine in the air
When lips meet without a care
Canadian love ignites
On a Manitoba night

Canadian love ignites
On a Manitoba night
      
Merry Prairie Day (Larry W. Jones 08/28/2007) (song#4885)

On a merry prairie day like today
I defy any dark cloud in the western sky
There's no raindrop to mop up from my eye
On a merry prairie day like today

On this fine new warming morning in June
The great big sun is an orange balloon
Bluebirds and sparrows sing in tune
On this fine new warming morning in June

On a merry prairie day like today
Everybody says Howdy with love and goodwill
Furthermore, this I've also gotta say
Let's all have a big picnic on top of the hill

- instrumental -

On a merry prairie day like today
The little antelopes all seem to say
We hope the whole world will stay just this way
Love's in this beauty in a natural way
On a merry prairie day like today

On this fine new warming morning in June
The great big sun is an orange balloon
Bluebirds and sparrows sing in tune
On this fine new warming morning in June

On a merry prairie day like today
Everybody says Howdy with love and goodwill
Furthermore, this I've also gotta say
Let's all have a big picnic on top of the hill
On a merry prairie day like today
      
Give Me The Willow (Larry W. Jones 08/29/2007) (song#4886)

Give me the willow, dear, that cries for you
I want it to know that I'm crying too
Give me the willow, dear, that cries for you
And I'll plant it in my garden of blue

Willows are always weeping and lonely
Planted beside a stream that's lonely too
Give me the willow, dear, that cries for you
My dreams of you are all alone and blue

Give me the willow, dear, that cries for you
Let me cry like that lonely willow too
Give me the willow, dear, that cries for you
And I'll plant it in my garden of blue


- instrumental -

Willows are always weeping and lonely
Planted beside a stream that's lonely too
Give me the willow, dear, that cries for you
My dreams of you are all alone and blue

Years have passed since I begged you to return, dear
How long can I last with these tears for you
Give me the willow, dear, that cries for you
And I'll plant it in my garden of blue

Dear, I'll plant it in my garden of blue
      
Kisses In Candy Paper (Larry W. Jones 08/29/2007) (song#4887)

I'm gonna wrap your kisses in candy paper
And sell all of them for a dime
I'm gonna wrap your kisses in candy paper
And tell all buyers you were lyin'

I fell for all those sweet words you purred
When you held your lips close to my ear
Your kisses I'm gonna wrap in candy paper
I'm gonna sell all of them for a dime, you hear

- instrumental -

I'm gonna wrap your kisses in candy paper
And tell all buyers you were lyin'

The house of love we built was only glass
And not only that, it was tilted too
Your kisses turned out just as cold as brass
Well darlin', I'm so blue, I'm through with you

My heart has been broken by your low down caper
My love has now run out of time
I'm gonna wrap your kisses in candy paper
And sell all of them for a dime

I'm gonna wrap your kisses in candy paper
And sell all of them for a dime
      
Riding South To Texas (Larry W. Jones 08/29/2007) (song#4888)

The end of snowing and green grass growing
Got no use for these northern blues on me
I can see wild Texas rivers flowing
Calling me like a mustang running free

Riding south to Texas
It's no fun to be lonesome and alone
I know there's no use around here hanging
Cause my heart is just like that old mustang
I'm riding south to Texas and my home

- instrumental -

I've got kinfolks down in old San Antone
Uncle Jess and aunt Bell in Abilene
I could tell they wondered where I had roamed
They don't know I'm livin' on bread and beans

Grandpa and Grandma are still in Dallas
Dear Mom and Dad I sure do long to see
In Amarillo's that sweet Texas lass
I wonder if she still remembers me

- instrumental -

Riding south to Texas
I'm riding south to Texas, yes siree
      
Band Of Eighteen Carat Gold (Larry W. Jones 08/29/2007) (song#4889)

My broken heart was like cold steel and stone
And my life had the feel of ice so blue
I was tired of living so all alone
But there seemed to be nothing else to do

But then my broken heart again found love
When I found someone to have and to hold
Now on a small finger of her left hand
She wears a band of eighteen carat gold

She was only eighteen with a yearning heart
A sweet colleen sitting on the shelf
When I saw her there and I saw true love start
I just had to have her for myself

She broke all the chains that had bound my heart
And my love for her could not be controlled
I felt my heart of steel and stone depart
Now I hold hands with eighteen carat gold

- instrumental -

She broke all the chains that had bound my heart
And my love for her could not be controlled
I felt my heart of steel and stone depart
Now I hold hands with eighteen carat gold

Well, that was eighteen years ago
My love for her is still the same
I love her and I tell her so
Cause she will always be my flame

I'm glad my heart is no longer steel or stone
It's much stronger with someone to hold
And now I no longer feel so all alone
With a band of eighteen carat gold
      
My Sweet Fraulein (Larry W. Jones 08/29/2007) (song#4890)

There's a sweet fraulein by the River Rhine
The daughter of an old German farmer
She was my sweet love under stars above
I did everything I could to charm her

She's still over by the old River Rhine
But I'm still not over my sweet fraulein
Would have been best if I'd never met her
Cause now I guess I'll never forget her

How we used to sit and watch the heavens
When the bright stars came out at night to shine
Now stars are only in my blue heaven
Because I'm so blue for my sweet fraulein

- instrumental -

How we used to sit and watch the heavens
When the bright stars came out at night to shine
Now stars are only in my blue heaven
Because I'm so blue for my sweet fraulein

Often times I let my mem'ries wander
Back to those banks of the old River Rhine
I can still see my heart over yonder
And I wonder where is my sweet fraulein

I can still see my heart over yonder
And I wonder where is my sweet fraulein
      
From Where I Am To Where You Are (Larry W. Jones 08/29/2007) (song#4891)

Darling, I put extra postage on this letter
So it will get to where you are
I've been blue and I'm not feeling any better
Because dear, it's so very far
From where I am to where you are

My darling, oh how I miss you
Since you left and sailed far away
You're not here for me to kiss you
Oh, when will you return some day

This letter that I am sending
I will place directly into the postman's hand
On you darling, I'm depending
To read it quickly and please, my dear, understand
This letter means that I love you

- instrumental -

From where I am to where you are
Dear, is so very very far
Sending letters across the blue
Only makes me feel bluer too

Dear, I wish I could send myself
And hope to find a guiding star
That would take my heart off the shelf
From where I am to where you are

Dear, I wish I could send myself
And hope to find a guiding star
That would take my heart off the shelf
From where I am to where you are
      
Dressed In Texas Style (Larry W. Jones 08/29/2007) (song#4892)

One fine day I heard a love song
Played by a mariachi band
In a Mexican cantina
Down on the Corpus Christi sand

On trails I had been a rover
I'd travelled many thousand miles
Now my trav'ling days were over
For a girl dressed in Texas style

Texas was seen on blue dress sleeves
The bluest eyes had my command
My heart fell just like falling leaves
Down on the Corpus Christi sand

I wrote home to all my kin folk
When I'd return I did not know
Because of vows that we now spoke
Down on the Gulf of Mexico

- instrumental -

When we watch the Texas sunrise
And feel the warm Gulf waters breeze
We see our love in such beauty
That happy we know we will be

On trails to Texas I was dreaming
And now those dreams turned out worthwhile
I met a pretty Texas girl
So lovely dressed in Texas style

I met a pretty Texas girl
So lovely dressed in Texas style
      
Yellow Rose Of Texas (Larry W. Jones 08/30/2007) (song#4893)

I heard about a Yellow Rose of Texas
Somewhere around old San Antone
So I guess I'll go, I suppose, to Texas
To make that Yellow Rose my own

If there's really a Yellow Rose of Texas
I'll search Texas in every part
Until I find her somewhere down in Texas
And win that Rose of Texas' heart

I'll sing to her the sweetest Texas love songs
About dew on the purple sage
And when I'm through, I know I will not be wrong
Of our love that will slowly age

- instrumental -

I'll sing to her the sweetest Texas love songs
About dew on the purple sage
And when I'm through, I know I will not be wrong
Of our love that will slowly age

Well, I have found that Yellow Rose of Texas
I'm down here singing songs of love
And I'm gonna win that Rose of Texas' heart
Under these Texas stars above

The Yellow Rose of Texas will say, I do
As soon as this love song is through
And just like purple sage is covered with dew 
Texas love will cover my Rose
My Yellow Rose of Texas too
      
Deep In The Blues (Larry W. Jones 08/30/2007) (song#4894)

Well, I can hardly sleep and I can hardly eat
Your leaving has sure been hard on me
And dear, these tears that fall are not so very small
Crawling on my knees, it's hard to see

Dear, I can't deny, I just sit around and cry
Still hoping to hear you at my door
And I keep asking why you had to say goodbye
But I guess I won't see you no more

Dear, I have tried to find a little peace of mind
But now I find it's of little use
I know I was so blind, you were the loving kind
And now I find I'm deep in the blues

- instrumental -

Darling, I miss you the most every time I burn my toast
And every time something else goes wrong
Could you please forgive so that once more I could live
I promise my new love will be strong

Dear, I have tried to find a little peace of mind
But now I find it's of little use
I know I was so blind, you were the loving kind
And now I find I'm deep in the blues

I know I was so blind, you were the loving kind
And now I find I'm deep in the blues
      
I Was There (Larry W. Jones 08/30/2007) (song#4895)

I broke chains that were trying to hold me
I fought winds that were trying to slow me
And I swam rivers that were deep and wide
I paid my bail when they tried to jail me
I fought big men when they tried to rail me
I was there but you didn't want me by your side

You don't love me, never gonna love me
The road back to love, you made rough to ride
I broke chains that were trying to hold me
I fought winds that were trying to slow me
I was there but you didn't want me by your side

- instrumental -

I paid my bail when they tried to jail me
I fought big men when they tried to rail me
I was there but you didn't want me by your side

You don't love me, never gonna love me
The road back to love, you made rough to ride
I broke chains that were trying to hold me
I fought winds that were trying to slow me
I was there but you didn't want me by your side

I was there but you didn't want me by your side
      
Brazos Valley Rose (Larry W. Jones 08/30/2007) (song#4896)

Flowers grow everywhere, and some are very rare
On the banks where the Brazos River flows
But the loveliest of all is one nature calls
The most beautiful Brazos Valley Rose
Her eyes shined like the dew when spring morning was new
Her smile was as warm as when sunshine glows
The heart of my Brazos Valley Rose was as true
As the words from her lips, that all Heaven knows

In the merry month of May, my true love and I had vows to say
We looked forward to the wedding, so close
But a turn of events led to such sad laments
For my sweetheart, my Brazos Valley Rose
Her cattle baron Dad would decide with much pride
That a wedding for us would never be
He said there was more to be had than such a lad
Just a lowly and poor cowboy like me

She sailed o'er the main, education to attain
A vocation to learn so far from home
And when the next Texas spring came, such was their aim
For their young Rose to return o'er the foam
Days went to a year, the postman handed with cheer
A letter from my Valley Rose inside
But 'twas not to be, for someone else wrote to me
It said your Brazos Valley Rose has died

Flowers grow everywhere, and some are very rare
On the banks where the Brazos River flows
But the loveliest of all is one nature calls
The most beautiful Brazos Valley Rose
      
Meltdown Motel (Larry W. Jones 08/31/2007) (song#4897)

Dear, I'm writing to say I won't be back today
How long I'll be away, I don't know
When I left, you didn't say that you were sorry
But I'm sure you know you hurt me so
Dear, be sure to save the address on this letter
It's someplace where quite a few appear
Darling, if your new love doesn't turn out better
Then come around and you'll find me here

The street is named Lone Side of Lonesome
You'll find me in the Meltdown Motel
There's a lonely bar where all my chums
Gather around to drink for a spell

- instrumental -

The street is named Lone Side of Lonesome
You'll find me in the Meltdown Motel
There's a lonely bar where all my chums
Gather around to drink for a spell

The old ceiling fans up there turn very slowly
Just like Father Time does every day
The old juke box plays songs that are sad and lowly
I guess it has always been this way
I never look in the old mirror
I hate to see a lonely man cry
But reflections are now so clearer
I have seen another old love die

The street is named Lone Side of Lonesome
You'll find me in the Meltdown Motel
      
I Found Everything In You (Larry W. Jones 08/31/2007) (song#4898)

Well, I was born to be so sad
But now I'm such a happy lad
Yeah, I was born to be so bad
But now I'm such a happy Dad

I was born to be nobody
Now I believe in all I do
I lost everything that I had
But I found everything in you

- instrumental -

Well, my anchor once was gone
My ship of dreams drifted on
A gambler all out of money
I was a rambler with no home

I was born so unfortunate
That I would always mourn and lose
I lost everything that I had
But I found everything in you

- instrumental -

I was born to be nobody
Now I believe in all I do
I lost everything that I had
But I found everything in you

Oh darlin'
I found everything in you
      
Loco Locomotive Man (Larry W. Jones 09/01/2007) (song#4899)

Coal black smoke was pouring from the stack
Six wheel drivers made the engine moan
The locomotive was racing down the track
Shaking everybody down to the bone
The train was rocking as away it ran
All of the passengers could only groan
On a train driven fast by a loco locomotive man

This passenger train is gonna roll as fast as it can
The laughing engineer said as he pushed the throttle home
All thought the end was near with a loco locomotive man
At the throttle singing his loco locomotive song

- instrumental -

All thought the end was near with a loco locomotive man
At the throttle singing his loco locomotive song

Then over the top of the coal car climbed old Hobo Dan
He had been riding the rails since railroads began
Hobo Dan said, I've been riding the rails without a plan
But never with a loco locomotive man
To the cab he made his way and fought with the engineer
Old Dan saved the day as he eased the throttle down
On his knees was this advice, as he knew his end was near
All you passengers, listen and give me your ear
Never ride with a loco locomotive man

Never ride with a loco locomotive man
      
Old Spanish Trail To San Antone (Larry W. Jones 09/02/2007) (song#4900)

Darling, I'm thinking of you while I'm here alone
Wishing and longing for my home in San Antone
In this letter to you are words I'd love to say
I will when I saddle old Bill and head your way
Because I'm lonesome and blue with no place to roam
I'll be on that Old Spanish Trail to San Antone

My mind is troubled and my heart is full of pain
The trails I have travelled had no fortune or fame
The one thing worthwhile is to be with you again
I'll be on that Old Spanish Trail to mem'ry lane

- instrumental -

In this letter to you are words I'd love to say
I will when I saddle old Bill and head your way
Because I'm lonesome and blue with no place to roam
I'll be on that Old Spanish Trail to San Antone

There's a little ranch house by where the river flows
With you dear, we'll open the door in wedding clothes
Because I'm lonesome and blue with no place to roam
I'll be on that Old Spanish Trail to San Antone

Darling, I'll soon be coming home 
On that Old Spanish Trail to San Antone
      
Silver River (Larry W. Jones 09/03/2007) (song#4901)

When I see twilight shadows fall
And view the silver moon above
Dreams of those former days still glide on by
Of when my darling Cherokee
Strolled the shore hand in hand with me
As silver river waters flowed on by

Silver River, Silver River
Your silver waves were shining bright
Silver River, Silver River
Where did you take my love that night

You broke my heart, Silver River, as your waters shined
And I've dreamed of my Cherokee maiden a million times

- instrumental -

As twilight shadows fall, I wonder why
Why that silver light made me blue and cry
I watch as the moon climbs into the sky
Silver River light shined a magic spell
When my Cherokee bid her last farewell
Where she paddled her canoe, wish I knew 
Where she's gone, Silver River, I can't tell

You broke my heart, Silver River, as your waters shined
And I've dreamed of my Cherokee maiden a million times

Silver River, Silver River
Your silver waves were shining bright
Silver River, Silver River
Where did you take my love that night
      
When I Lost My Darlin' (Larry W. Jones 09/05/2007) (song#4902)

Well, when I lost my darlin'
That's when I think I lost my mind
Yeah, when I lost my darlin'
That's when I think I lost my mind
My mind just ain't what it's been
Since that sweet girl's no longer mine

I hear familiar voices
Say hello whenever we meet
I hear familiar voices
Say hello whenever we meet
But I can't see through these tears
When I meet them out on the street

- instrumental -

I paid a visit to my doctor
To see what was wrong with me
I paid a visit to my doctor
To see what was wrong with me
He told me, now listen here mister
Your mind's lost in misery

Well, when I lost my darlin'
That's when I know I lost my mind
Yeah, when I lost my darlin'
That's when I know I lost my mind
My mind just ain't what it's been
Since that sweet girl's no longer mine
      
Outgoing Tide (Larry W. Jones 09/05/2007) (song#4903)

As I view the outgoing tide
I knew that you'd be leaving some day
Now these tears that I cannot hide
The outgoing tide can't wash away

The outgoing tide is taking
You away and all of my best dreams
On the rocks my heart is breaking
Just like all the rest of me, it seems

- instrumental -

The outgoing tide is taking
You away and all of my best dreams
On the rocks my heart is breaking
Just like all the rest of me, it seems

But darling, though we may drift apart
Across that sea of love, deep and wide
Some day the pieces of my heart
Might find you on the outgoing tide

But darling, though we may drift apart
Across that sea of love, deep and wide
Some day the pieces of my heart
Might find you on the outgoing tide 
      
Down The Trail Again (Larry W. Jones 09/05/2007) (song#4904)

I can't wait until I ride down the trail again
Where my old saddle pals and I have been
On the cattle trails in all the rain and wind
I can't wait until I ride down the trail again

Down the trail again
A cowboy never knows what waits around the bend
Could see things he might wish he'll never see again
I can't wait until I ride down the trail again

- instrumental -

Down the trail again
My old saddle pals riding stallions, roans and bays
Where a friend's a friend
Riding down the trail toward the setting sun ablaze

Those are cowboy ways
Down the trail again
I can't wait until I ride down the trail again
Where my old saddle pals and I have been
On the cattle trails in all the rain and wind
I can't wait until I ride down the trail again 
      
Every Hour (Larry W. Jones 09/06/2007) (song#4905)

Dear, when you left, I felt such pain
As if I were a breaking tower
But time has made me live again
My heart's aching for just an hour

Every hour, all twenty four
At night it seems many more
Dear, I miss you more since you've gone away
Every hour, twenty four of every day

I have seen men fail in love
Like a dying, wilted flower
I'm so glad I'm not that way
I only die once an hour

- instrumental -

I have seen men fail in love
Like a dying, wilted flower
I'm so glad I'm not that way
I only die once an hour

Every hour, all twenty four
At night it seems many more
Dear, I miss you more since you've gone away
Every hour, twenty four of every day

Dear, I miss you more since you've gone away
Every hour, twenty four of every day 
      
I fell In Love With Amy (Larry W. Jones 09/06/2007) (song#4906)

I fell in love with Amy
Always be in love with Amy
I can feel my heart on fire
Amy makes my heart fly higher

I stole a kiss from Amy
The first on my list is Amy
I bring her lots of flowers
I'm tied in love knots for hours

Oh, I was once a rover
And in romance I was unkind
Cause when the dance was over
I would leave all of them behind

I fell in love with Amy
Always be in love with Amy
She's a darling and she's so very prim
Excuses might seem lamey
But here's the trouble with Amy
She's his darling and she's in love with him

- instrumental -

Oh, I was once a rover
And in romance I was unkind
Cause when the dance was over
I would leave all of them behind

I fell in love with Amy
Always be in love with Amy
She's a darling and she's so very prim
Excuses might seem lamey
But here's the trouble with Amy
She's his darling and she's in love with him 
      
Just Once More (Larry W. Jones 09/06/2007) (song#4907)

Just once more
Just to know that you are near
Just to see your face appear
Feel your embrace just once more

Dear, we must forget the past
I regret that love didn't last 
I'm your slave for a new start
Darling, be brave with your heart

Dear, you said you had to leave
I wear my heart on my sleeve
Just once more dear, please believe 
Never more I want to grieve

- instrumental -

Just once more dear, please believe 
Never more I want to grieve

Dear, we must forget the past
I regret that love didn't last 
I'm your slave for a new start
Darling, be brave with your heart

Just once more
Just to know that you are near
Just to see your face appear
Feel your embrace just once more

Just once more
Darling, just once more 
      
On The Western Slope Of The Rockies (Larry W. Jones 09/06/2007) (song#4908)

On the western slope of the Rockies
Where wind blows through Ponderosa trees
And wild mustangs are still running free
Is my hope for love in the Rockies
There I said goodbye to my Marie

Aspens grow high there and they impart
The color of gold for all to see
But the real gold that is set apart
On the western slope of the Rockies
Is deep in the heart of my Marie

- instrumental -

Aspens grow high there and they impart
The color of gold for all to see
But the real gold that is set apart
On the western slope of the Rockies
Is deep in the heart of my Marie

When this cattle drive in Wyoming is done
I will saddle for the trail back home to see
The sweetest person under the sun
On the western slope of the Rockies
Where I said goodbye to my Marie

The sweetest person under the sun
On the western slope of the Rockies
Where I said goodbye to my Marie 
      
Once Upon A Prairie Afternoon (Larry W. Jones 09/06/2007) (song#4909)

There was purple sage and yellow daffodils
A buttermilk sky and whippoorwills
I fell in love with her in the month of June
Once upon a prairie afternoon

I remember her kiss and the prairie breeze
Her smile was so delightful to see
Our dance of love was like a western swing tune
Once upon a prairie afternoon

- instrumental -

Our dance of love was like a western swing tune
Once upon a prairie afternoon

The love that I shared with her came with such ease
But then I heard the whippoorwill's cry
The purple sage, daffodils and prairie breeze
All of them heard when she said goodbye

That girl's love used to be only mine
Once upon a prairie afternoon
But that was just once upon a time
Once upon a prairie afternoon 
      
Purple Heart For A Wounded Heart (Larry W. Jones 09/07/2007) (song#4910)

Hey bartender, take my order and please now, don't be slow
My heart is in disorder for a girl I used to know
My order's a little different than it was yesterday
I need your special menu just to drive my blues away

Bring me a glass for beer that I can fill with tears
A purple heart for a wounded heart that won't heal
A lemon squeeze in a margarita please, and if you find
A slice of joy and cheer to get her off my mind

Hey bartender, give me your weekend special deal
A purple heart for a wounded heart that won't heal

- instrumental -

Hey bartender, I know that you're an advisor
Serve me something that will make any bud wiser
I know your neon sign out front reads Dew Drop Inn
So I'll pop a top of forgetfulness again

Bring me a glass for beer that I can fill with tears
A purple heart for a wounded heart that won't heal
A lemon squeeze in a margarita please, and if you find
A slice of joy and cheer to get her off my mind

Hey bartender, give me your weekend special deal
A purple heart for a wounded heart that won't heal 
      
Nothing Has Changed (Larry W. Jones 09/07/2007) (song#4911)

Living in the same old house with old lumber
Giving out to new friends our old phone number
Nothing has changed since we've been apart

I'm saying hello to old faces
And I'm going to the old places
Nothing has changed since we've been apart

I've worn this same old shirt since Sunday
I've been forlorn since that blue Monday
My friends think that I'm falling apart

I never look in mirrors because it's scary
Have to remember to feed the old canary
But there's nothing to feed the hurt down in my heart

- instrumental -

I've got my old job with no money
I've got no new love to call honey
Nothing has changed since we've been apart

Old Father Time can't be rearranged
When love and then loss have been exchanged
Nothing has changed since we've been apart

Old Father Time can't be rearranged
When love and then loss have been exchanged
Nothing has changed since we've been apart 
      
When We Were Young In Spring (Larry W. Jones 09/07/2007) (song#4912) 

One day when Spring had sprung
We heard sweet bluebirds sing
You vowed your love to me
When we were young in Spring

Bluebirds sang so sweetly
Our love had taken wing
You vowed your love to me
When we were young in Spring

You vowed your love to me
Said that I owned your heart
Our joy was then complete
Then time drew us apart

Each year when Spring has sprung
I think of just one thing
Of your words of love, dear
When we were young in Spring

- instrumental -

Our joy was then complete
Then time drew us apart

Each year when Spring has sprung
I think of just one thing
Of your words of love, dear
When we were young in Spring 
      
One Demise And One Goodbye (Larry W. Jones 09/07/2007) (song#4913)

Well, I have found a way to forget
For a heart that hasn't healed as yet
So far, nobody knows
But here's the way it goes

One demise and one goodbye
One demise and one goodbye
No one's even gonna cry
When they see that I am gone
They will all just carry on
One demise and one goodbye

Since my heart cannot be free
There's no hope in sight for me
So, I say with much regret
Let me be and just forget 

One demise and one goodbye
One demise and one goodbye
No one's even gonna cry
When they see that I am gone
They will all just carry on
One demise and one goodbye

- instrumental -

Since my heart cannot be free
There's no hope in sight for me
So, I say with much regret
Let me be and just forget 

One demise and one goodbye
One demise and one goodbye
No one's even gonna cry
When they see that I am gone
They will all just carry on
One demise and one goodbye 
      
Some Day Darling (Larry W. Jones 09/07/2007) (song#4914)

Some day, darling
You're gonna search for me
One day, darling
You will finally see
That the love I offered you
Was an offering so true
And then dear, you're gonna cry
When you want me for your guy

Your arms are those I longed for
But you held them to your side
Some day, darling, on the floor
Will fall your tears and your pride

I know I was not the guy
You wanted to be around
But I know some day, darling
You'll come to where true love's found

- instrumental -

Some day, darling
You will ask why
Why you threw away my love
When you said to me goodbye

Some day, darling
You're gonna search for me
One day, darling
You will finally see
That the love I offered you
Was an offering so true
And then dear, you're gonna cry
When you want me for your guy 
      
Rare Treasure (Larry W. Jones 09/07/2007) (song#4915)

Your love came to me as rare treasure
To ease my lonely heart of concern
My love for you was without measure
An enchanted time that can't return

Other loves I once caressed
None were bad but none were best
Your's exceeded all the rest
For your love my heart still burns

Your love came to me as rare treasure
To ease my lonely heart of concern
Return to me and bring me pleasure
Darling, my love oh, please do not spurn

- instrumental -

As a flower grows in a garden
And then wilts and dies one day
You were the flower in my garden
My heart cries for you each day

Someone's bower is overflowing
With love as sweet as perfume
While my poor heart is undergoing
Pain that only death consumes

Your love came to me as rare treasure
To ease my lonely heart of concern
My love for you was without measure
An enchanted time that can't return 
      
One For The Trail (Larry W. Jones 09/07/2007) (song#4916)

Heads or tails, both sides of love have now failed
So come on Joe, bring the beer by the pail
I have lost at love so I'm thinking of 
One for my darlin' and one for the trail

Love is on the rocks like an old jukebox
When that sad steel guitar begins to wail
When rode, I just recite the cowboy code
One for my darlin' and one for the trail

Joe, I see you like cowboy poetry
But even a poet's words can sometimes fail
Now, a horse is a horse, of course, of course
But I just don't like resembling the tail

- instrumental -

Love is on the rocks like an old jukebox
When that sad steel guitar begins to wail
When rode, I just recite the cowboy code
One for my darlin' and one for the trail

Buddy Joe, you can go ahead and close
But before you do, there's one more detail
I have lost at love so I'm thinking of
One for my darlin' and one for the trail

One for my darlin' and one for the trail 
      
I Didn't See Nobody Cry (Larry W. Jones 09/08/2007) (song#4917)

He might have been somebody's brother
Somebody might miss him and sigh
When liquor and life spilled together
Did you see anyone cry

When I heard the bad wreck in the night
I went to the scene to do my part
What I saw there was not a good sight
A scene that would brand any old heart

I didn't see nobody cry, friend
I didn't see nobody cry
When I saw the bad wreck in the night
I didn't see nobody cry

His liquor and life spilled together
Alongside the tall grass where he died
Emergency crews were all there too
But I didn't see nobody cry

I know you hate to hear this song, friend
About liquor and life spilled with fright
But it might save someone from their end
And not have a bad wreck in the night

He might have been somebody's brother
Somebody might miss him and sigh
When liquor and life spilled together
Did you see anyone cry

I didn't see nobody cry, friend
I didn't see nobody cry
When I saw the bad wreck in the night
I didn't see nobody cry 
      
Honky Tonks Never Did Make Angels (Larry W. Jones 09/08/2007) (song#4918)

Dear, I'm glad you read the letter that I wrote you
And dear, I'm glad that you're still answering your phone
Please believe all the things that life has showed you
And listen to the words of this honky tonk song

Honky tonks never did make angels
They only break a man and his wife
I'm glad you realized who loves you
And came back from the wild side of life

When you left with words that were shouted
I wondered where you would spend your nights
But dear, one thing I never doubted
I knew you'd always know wrong from right

- instrumental -

Those bright lights of the honky tonks lured you
To places where true love just cannot grow
But I'm glad that you are still my darlin'
You came back to the truest love you know

Honky tonks never did make angels
They only break a man and his wife
I'm glad you realized who loves you
And came back from the wild side of life 
      
Come Back And Love Me (Larry W. Jones 09/08/2007) (song#4919)

Darlin', come back and love me, don't keep me so blue
You're on a track to throw me like an old horse shoe
My eyes are kinda blurry and my mind is too
Darlin', come back and love me, don't keep me so blue

You've got me down to drinkin' and thinkin'
That I'm sinkin' in a quick sand hole
I need your kissin' that I'm missin'
Cause this reminiscin' sure takes its toll
Darlin', come back and give me your sweet love that's true
Don't you say farewell and go sailing somewhere new
I'm in this leaky old boat that can't stay afloat
Darlin', come back and love me, don't keep me so blue

- instrumental -

Darlin', won't you come around so I won't feel down
I'm acting like a clown in every part of town
My poor heart is all broken and my dreams are too
Darlin', come back and love me, don't keep me so blue

You've got me down to drinkin' and thinkin'
That I'm sinkin' in a quick sand hole
I need your kissin' that I'm missin'
Cause this reminiscin' sure takes its toll
Darlin', come back and give me your sweet love that's true
Don't you say farewell and go sailing somewhere new
I'm in this leaky old boat that can't stay afloat
Darlin', come back and love me, don't keep me so blue
Please dear, come back and love me, don't keep me so blue 
      
An Angel Waits For Me (Larry W. Jones 09/08/2007) (song#4920)

Where the velvet night greets the golden day
An angel waits for me
Hair of golden hue crowns her eyes of blue
She smiles so tenderly

Every night when I see her
I'm as happy as a man can be
Every day when I greet her
She looks just like an angel to me

Where the velvet night greets the golden day
An angel waits for me

And every time I kiss her
I know that angels exist
And I would surely miss her
If my love she should dismiss

- instrumental -

Every night when I see her
I'm as happy as a man can be
Every day when I greet her
She looks just like an angel to me

Hair of golden hue crowns her eyes of blue
She smiles so tenderly
Where the velvet night greets the golden day
An angel waits for me
An angel waits for me 
      
When Texas Eyes Are Smiling (Larry W. Jones 09/08/2007) (song#4921)

When Texas eyes are smiling
Texas bluebirds start to sing
When Texas eyes are smiling
The music is western swing

When you hear a cowgirl's laughter
It's like the Yellow Rose of Texas in the Spring
You'll find nothing better after
You find Texas eyes are smiling to western swing

When Texas hearts are happy
Cowboy boots just dance away
When Texas eyes are smiling
Cowgirls' skirts all swish and sway

- instrumental -

When Texas eyes are smiling
Texas bluebirds start to sing
When Texas eyes are smiling
The music is western swing

Darlin', you know this Texas life
Is the best darn life of them all
And I'm sure glad that you're my wife
Beside you I can stand up tall

When you hear a cowgirl's laughter
It's like the Yellow Rose of Texas in the Spring
You'll find nothing better after
You find Texas eyes are smiling to western swing 
      
One For The Money (Larry W. Jones 09/08/2007) (song#4922)

Now it's one for the money
Two for the stride
Three to saddle my pony
And four to ride

I've ridden many trails in western lands
And here is one thing that I always find
When the open trail and the wild goose calls
I must leave friends and relations behind
Leaving memories behind
Down the trail
Leaving memories behind

Now it's one for the money, goodbye honey
Two for the stride, the sky is wide
Three to saddle my pony, name is Tony
And four to ride
And four to ride

Well now, some live for money
Some live for fortune and fame
Some live for women and wine
I live to ride 'round the bend
On new trails never the same
Cowboy trails without an end
Yes, my friend
Cowboy trails without an end

Now it's one for the money, goodbye honey
Two for the stride, the sky is wide
Three to saddle my pony, name is Tony
And four to ride
And four to ride

I live to ride 'round the bend
On new trails never the same
Cowboy trails without an end
Yes, my friend
Cowboy trails without an end 
      
My First Choice (Larry W. Jones 09/08/2007) (song#4923)

You always were my first choice
You will always be that way
You're my reason to rejoice
In each week and every day
Some roads we took were hard to ride
But here's one thing that is true
If I ever need someone by my side
My first choice is always you

Sometimes it was hard to breathe the air
Sometimes the breathing was fair
But when I needed a helping hand
You know darling, you were always there
Some roads we took were hard to ride
But here's one thing that is true
If I ever need someone by my side
My first choice is always you

- instrumental -

You always were my first choice
You will always be that way
You're my reason to rejoice
In each week and every day

You're always there to sympathize
When I am pouring my heart out
I see the love light in your eyes
You're my first choice without a doubt
You have helped me swim rivers wide
And here's one thing that is true
If I ever need someone by my side
My first choice is always you

Yes, darling
My first choice is always you 
      
One True Love (Larry W. Jones 09/08/2007) (song#4924)

Where to look for love I didn't know
The kind I was searching for
Oh, I found hearts that were on the go
Then I had to look some more

One true love finally came around
For to ease my restless heart
One true love put my feet on the ground
And gave me a brand new start
She's everything I was dreaming of
She's my one true love

I lived life in full measure
But with nothing I could hold
Now I have found a treasure
One true love is more than gold

- instrumental -

One true love finally came around
For to ease my restless heart
One true love put my feet on the ground
And gave me a brand new start
She's everything I was dreaming of
She's my one true love

I lived life in full measure
But with nothing I could hold
Now I have found a treasure
One true love is more than gold

She's everything I was dreaming of
She's my one true love 
      
Pocono Locomotive (Larry W. Jones 09/08/2007) (song#4925)

I met a restless heart in Pennsylvania
I thought that sweet girl was gonna be mine
I might as well have been in Romania
That old locomotive left me behind

It was the Pocono Locomotive
She boarded and I still don't know her motive
As she looked at me out the window pane
She saw I was crying standing in the rain
It was the Pocono Locomotive
She left and won't be coming back again, on
That old locomotive that she boarded
The Pocono Locomotive midnight train

I heard eight big wheels rumble
Pulling cars on past the hobo jungle
I sure wish she'd come on back
Down that Pocono Locomotive track
I would stand out in the rain
For that old Pennsylvania midnight train

- instrumental -

It was the Pocono Locomotive
She boarded and I still don't know her motive
As she looked at me out the window pane
She saw I was crying standing in the rain
It was the Pocono Locomotive
She left and won't be coming back again, on
That old locomotive that she boarded
The Pocono Locomotive midnight train

Why that girl up and left me
Never will be known
She hit the track, won't be back
Now I'm on my own

I heard eight big wheels rumble
Pulling cars on past the hobo jungle
I sure wish she'd come on back
Down that Pocono Locomotive track
I would stand out in the rain
For that old Pennsylvania midnight train 
      
When I Stop Breathing (Larry W. Jones 09/08/2007) (song#4926)

When I stop breathing
Is when I'll stop dreaming of you

You were the first true love in my life
You said we would love until we died
Then came the night you said we were through
You left me with no sign of regret

Darling, you knew that my heart would grieve
When you told me our dream was all through
How can you leave for somebody new
And tell me that in time I'll forget

When I stop breathing
Is when I'll stop dreaming of you

- instrumental -

Bluebirds may quit singing songs in the spring
Red breasted robins may never take wing
Raindrops from heaven may stay in the clouds
But you can't forget the love that you vowed

Darling, you knew that my heart would grieve
When you told me our dream was all through
How can you leave for somebody new
And tell me that in time I'll forget

When I stop breathing
Is when I'll stop dreaming of you 
      
Two Left Hands Two Right Hands (Larry W. Jones 09/08/2007) (song#4927)

Two left hands, two right hands, woman and man
Two golden bands bind together two hearts
Your vows and my vows, we both understand
That only death can now take us apart

Your life and my life, now two lives are one
Husband and wife with love warm as the sun
Your vows and my vows, we both understand
That only death can now take us apart

- instrumental -

Two left hands, two right hands, holding as one
Under one heaven and millions of stars
Give heaven the praise for love that's begun
Two golden bands bind together two hearts

Your life and my life, now two lives are one
Husband and wife with love warm as the sun
Your vows and my vows, we both understand
That only death can now take us apart

Two left hands, two right hands, holding as one
Give heaven the praise for love that's begun 
      
Cowboy Blue (Larry W. Jones 09/08/2007) (song#4928)

A cowboy's riding up to my door
I wonder who on earth he could be
It sure seems like I've seen him before
I wonder why he's calling on me

Now it's clear that he's been crying tears
Howdy mister, I've been waiting for you
Come on in here and lend me your ears
Just let me say howdy Cowboy Blue

Hope you can stay more than a minute
Sure is nice of you to come to me
There's loneliness and I'm deep in it
So I'm glad to have your company

My cowgirl said that she don't love me
She's done rode off with a cowboy new
I need to talk to someone like me
Please listen for awhile Cowboy Blue

- instrumental -

She was smiling the day she left me
And I was crying til there's no end
What was coming next I then could see
I knew you'd come riding back again

I've got some good whiskey in the jug
And I saved a mug or two for you
I can't get out of this hole I dug
So, take off your spurs, pull off your boots
Welcome to my ranch party, Cowboy Blue 
      
Fishing On A Friday Night (Larry W. Jones 09/09/2007) (song#4929)

Get out your fishin' pole, end of washin' the dishes
It's all about that fishin' hole where fishes bite
Just tell your folks that all summer you've been wishin'
To go out with me fishin' on a Friday night
Now leave behind all your hairspray
That kind of stuff gets in the way
You're a cute little dish and I've a little wish
To go out with me fishing on a Friday night

Bring your old iron skillet and your minner bucket
You catch it, I'll kill it and for dinner cook it
We'll go real slow and do everything just right
When you go with me fishin' on a Friday night
Now leave behind all your hairspray
That kind of stuff gets in the way
You're a cute little dish and I've a little wish
To go out with me fishing on a Friday night

- instrumental -

I know you wanna go fishin', don't say you don't
Don't worry, we ain't goin' to a honky tonk
Yes, you can bring your sister and your brother might
When you go with me fishin' on a Friday night
Now leave behind all your hairspray
That kind of stuff gets in the way
You're a cute little dish and I've a little wish
To go out with me fishing on a Friday night

Now leave behind all your hairspray
That kind of stuff gets in the way
You're a cute little dish and I've a little wish
To go out with me fishing on a Friday night 
      
One Has My Name (Larry W. Jones 09/09/2007) (song#4930)

One has my name, no other owns my heart
With one I'll remain, she's owned it from the start
One has the eyes of skies that are so blue
To one I'll not lie, my vows of love are true

One has my love because I know she loves me
Her love is good and it sets my heart free
This life I'm living will always stay the same
One has my heart, the one who has my name

- instrumental -

One has my name, no other owns my heart
With one I'll remain, she's owned it from the start
One has the eyes of skies that are so blue
To one I'll not lie, my vows of love are true

One has my love because I know she loves me
Her love is good and it sets my heart free
If I could live life over, nothing I would change
One has my heart, the one who has my name 
      
Along The Trail Where The Cheyenne Flows (Larry W. Jones 09/09/2007) (song#4931)

My sweet Annie always writes me
I'm hangin' onto my dreams tightly
Her love letters are always long
And every line reads just like a song

A hundred more miles to old Cheyenne
Just a hundred more long miles to go
I've ridden this trail in sun and snow
Seems like this trail ain't gettin' shorter
There ain't no bridge over the water
Along the trail where the Cheyenne flows

How come a mile can seem forever
How come a day seems to be an age
But I can smile through any weather
Cause out here I'm not locked in a cage

A hundred more miles to old Cheyenne
Just a hundred more long miles to go
I've ridden this trail in sun and snow
Seems like this trail ain't gettin' shorter
There ain't no bridge over the water
Along the trail where the Cheyenne flows

- instrumental -

Last night my dream was a heavenly sight
Bout my sweet Annie in the cabin light
Soon we'll be havin' us a jamboree
My dream about Annie will come to be

A hundred more miles to old Cheyenne
Just a hundred more long miles to go
I've ridden this trail in sun and snow
Seems like this trail ain't gettin' shorter
There ain't no bridge over the water
Along the trail where the Cheyenne flows 
      
Mail Order Bride Cowgirl (Larry W. Jones 09/09/2007) (song#4932)

In this year of eighteen seventy two
A lot of thinking has gone askew
But I am way out west and I know best
Though some folks eyes open up wide
When I say I want a mail order bride

Now I know it's not much in fashion today
To order a bride from so far away
But I think I'm gonna give it a whirl
Order me a mail order bride cowgirl

Here in this catalog they've got 'em all
Here's one that's not too short and not too tall
Yep, I think I'm gonna give it a whirl
Order me a mail order bride cowgirl

- instrumental -

One kiss, one mail order bride to save it for
One love, one mail order bride, and not one more
I'm gonna order her to come and be mine
Just show me on the catalog where I sign

Pretty soon my cowgirl will be here, of course
She'll be here at the stagecoach station any day
I'll meet her there and put her up on my horse
With my mail order bride cowgirl I'll ride away

Here in this catalog they've got 'em all
Here's one that's not too short and not too tall
Yep, I think I'm gonna give it a whirl
Order me a mail order bride cowgirl 
      
Gus And Gail Were Wild Lovers (Larry W. Jones 09/10/2007) (song#4933)

Gus and Gail were wild lovers
Snow geese who mated for life one summer
Gus, the goose and Gail, his wife
They lived a life of ease on Lake Louise

Before the first winter cold snowfall
They would follow all the other geese with their call
And in migrating, they would all go
South to Palacious on the Gulf of Mexico

Three were their happy summers together
So happy, Gus and Gail, in all kinds of weather
To the other geese it was plain to see
They were as free as geese were created to be

Other playful geese said to Gail and Gus
Come, fly on down and splash us
And before the first snowfall, we will all
Fly down south to Palacious

But the day before the first snowfall
The heart of our Gus was seized in fright
An arrow from a bow, smooth and small
Was flying through the air in his sight

The arrow would fly upon the breeze
And a goose would die on Lake Louise
All the geese were honking loudly for the morrow
They would be winging south on their way
Except for one honking lowly in his sorrow
Gus with his dying wife Gail, would stay

Come and follow us, the other geese begged of Gus
You will freeze in the snow and ice on Lake Louise
Gus stayed behind, but the other geese had to go
And he watched them take to wing south upon the breeze
Down to Palacious on the Gulf of Mexico

The cold snowfalls of winter fell
And that is all there is to tell
Of the tale of geese Gus and Gail
The bow hunter didn't care to know

Gus and Gail were wild lovers
Snow geese who mated for life one summer
On Lake Louise they lived their life with ease
A few short summers ago
      
Tomorrow I'll Start Loving You Again (Larry W. Jones 09/10/2007) (song#4934)

Tomorrow I'll start loving you again
And then I'll know I'm right back where I've been
I'm not over you long enough to win
Enough for my poor broken heart to mend
Tomorrow I'll start loving you again

I was just a fool even though I tried
To hide at least a million tears I've cried
The worst is to come of what I've become
Time for crying over you has just begun

- instrumental -

Tomorrow I'll start loving you again
And then I'll know I'm right back where I've been
I'm not over you long enough to win
Enough for my poor broken heart to mend

Tomorrow I'll start loving you again
And then I'll know I'm right back where I've been
I'm not over you long enough to win
Enough for my poor broken heart to mend
Tomorrow I'll start loving you again

Darling, I guess you win in love again
Tomorrow I'll start loving you again 
      
Red Letter Day (Larry W. Jones 09/11/2007) (song#4935)

Every day is a red-letter-day
She makes me feel that-a-way
Everything is better, I can see
Her sweet love for me is true
I don't look for anyone new
Every day is a red letter day for me

Before I met her I was crying, sighing
My empty heart was so blue
Then I heard her sweet lips conveying, saying
That she would answer, I do

Everything is better, I can see
Her sweet love for me is true
I don't look for anyone new
Every day is a red letter day for me

- instrumental -

Now I never have to make believe
Now my once empty heart never grieves
Every day is a red letter day for me
She doesn't pretend at love and say
That true love is just a game to play
Every day is a red letter day for me

Everything is better, I can see
Her sweet love for me is true
I don't look for anyone new
Every day is a red letter day for me
Every day is a red letter day for me 
      
On A Fine Saturday Morning (Larry W. Jones 09/11/2007) (song#4936)

On a fine Saturday morning
Let me explain just how I feel
As I was sleeping and dreaming
I had a dream that felt so real
On a fine Saturday morning
When sunlight is warming the air
On a fine Saturday morning
I still see my dream standing there

Taking my hand, she smiled at me
But at some command, she strolled away
I don't understand dreams for me
A dream on a fine Saturday
On a fine Saturday morning
When sunlight is warming the air
On a fine Saturday morning
I still see my dream standing there

- instrumental -

Taking my hand, she smiled at me
But at some command, she strolled away
I don't understand dreams for me
A dream on a fine Saturday

That fine Saturday is now gone
When on Friday, I go to bed
Dreams of her come as I sleep on
Filling with such love in my head
On a fine Saturday morning
When sunlight is warming the air
On a fine Saturday morning
I still see my dream standing there 
      
One Of Those Dreams (Larry W. Jones 09/11/2007) (song#4937)

She was one of those dreams
That comes along now and then
One can never know where
And one can never know when
She was one of those dreams
That comes, disappears and then
You dream of her again

She was one of those tunes
That you can whistle awhile
Never out of fashion
And never goes out of style
Under one of those moons
The kind that always beguile
But moonlight's in motion
And only stays for awhile

- instrumental -

She was one of those dreams
As I so fondly recall
A fresh blossom of Spring
That was gone before the Fall
Days in the big city
Summer nights on the big town
Now just a big pity
Only cold rain coming down

I know it's been awhile
I remember that fine year
Oh, I still try to smile
But I still shed some tears
That dream is still a part
Of memories I esteem
For down deep in my heart 
She's still one of those dreams 
      
First Tear In My Last Beer (Larry W. Jones 09/12/2007) (song#4938)

I was sitting in the local honky tonk
Drinking beer and thinking about life's strifes
When old Joe called me over to the phone
And Joe said hey Bud, your wife's on the line

My darlin' said I better come on home
And quit my drinkin' beer by the six pack
Or else darlin' was gonna be long gone
And she then said she might never come back

And that's when I shed my first tear
First tear in my last beer
Joe said, better get away from here
That's your last beer, I fear
Life just ain't gonna be the same
No more honky tonk cheer
I'll have to blame it on a dame
First tear in my last beer

So, I drove my truck to another beer joint
And I said, Joe, set 'em up one more time
Joe said, hey Bud you just don't get the point
Your wife called and said your life's on the line

And that's when I shed my first tear
First tear in my last beer
Joe said, better get away from here
That's your last beer, I fear
Life just ain't gonna be the same
No more honky tonk cheer
I'll have to blame it on a dame
First tear in my last beer

Life just ain't gonna be the same
No more honky tonk cheer
I'll have to blame it on a dame
First tear in my last beer 
      
Drop Me A Line (Larry W. Jones 09/12/2007) (song#4939)

Darlin', I'm so blue and lonely too
Ever since you've been out of sight
Dear, I haven't heard one single word
When are you ever gonna write

Darlin', please take the time to drop me a line
And make all the lines rhyme like in a love song
You left me so blue, I don't know what to do
Darlin', please drop me a line before too long

You said I was unfair, that was said unduly
You've always been mine, now all I do is pine
And when you write, please don't sign it Yours Truly
Darlin', please take the time to drop me a line

- instrumental -

Dear, here's what I need you to do to save me
Please take me back in your arms and enslave me
Each night I pray that you'll see the light of day
And come on back to me with these words I say

Darlin', please take the time to drop me a line
And make all the lines rhyme like in a love song
You left me so blue, I don't know what to do
Darlin', please drop me a line before too long 
      
If I Had Counted (Larry W. Jones 09/12/2007) (song#4940)

If I had counted
Ten, nine, eight before it was too late
If I had counted
Seven, six, we wouldn't have this fix

If I had counted
Five, four, three, you'd still be here with me
If I had counted
Two, one, love wouldn't have come undone

Ten, nine, eight, come back to me, don't hesitate
Seven and six, let's don't throw any other sticks

Five, four and three, dear say you'll forgive me
Two and one, darling please bring back the sun

- instrumental -

If I had counted
Ten, nine, eight our path would still be straight
If I had counted
Seven, six, this glass house would be bricks

If I had counted
Five, four, three, you and I would still agree
If I had counted
Two and one, my love you would not shun

Ten, nine, eight, come back to me, don't hesitate
Seven and six, let's don't throw any other sticks

Five, four and three, dear say you'll forgive me
Two and one, darling please bring back the sun

From ten to one and one to ten again
Let love return, the way it was back then 
      
Steel Guitars And The Wayward Wind (Larry W. Jones 09/12/2007) (song#4941)

Dear, I heard the steel guitars call you again
Back to the same bars you went to back when
I knew they'd never leave and free your mind
Now you're going and leaving me behind

Dear, I waited for this call of the Wayward Wind
Somehow I always knew it would call you home again
Your eyes have that look of seeing a dear old friend
Yes, I waited for this call of the Wayward Wind

Those old storm winds were stronger dear, than you
Now you're going back to the things you used to do
You can't resist steel guitars and the Wayward Wind
Both have called you to return home to them again

- instrumental -

Dear, I waited for this call of the Wayward Wind
Somehow I always knew it would call you home again
Your eyes have that look of seeing a dear old friend
Yes, I waited for this call of the Wayward Wind

Those old storm winds were stronger dear, than you
Now you're going back to the things you used to do
You can't resist steel guitars and the Wayward Wind
Both have called you to return home to them again 
      
That Wondrous Night (Larry W. Jones 09/12/2007) (song#4942)

I looked afar and saw night stars gleaming
The moon softly shining above
I was so happy, as if in dreaming
Happy in dreaming of your love

Then your bright eyes caught the moonlight's beaming
My heart was beating out a plea
I held you in my arms that wondrous night
When you said you loved only me

When in the twilight I hear you calling
I wait there and watch for you, dear
Something soft like the dew when it's falling
Returns like love when you were here

Then I recall the beat of my heart, dear
And your vision my eyes still see
I held you in my arms that wondrous night
When you said you loved only me

Oh my darling, love me, love me again
Please return and ease my heart's pain
I stand here again yearning and lonely
Dreaming of your sweet love again

I still recall the beat of my heart, dear
And your vision my eyes still see
I held you in my arms that wondrous night
When you said you loved only me 
      
Only A Drifter (Larry W. Jones 09/12/2007) (song#4943)

As I walked out in Laredo one morning
I spied a cowboy in a saloon doorway
People strode by but no one was in mourning
His face was all bloody and ashen as clay

Only a drifter, one more cowboy is gone
Death comes by swifter than a sad cowboy song
Nobody came by to carry the cowboy home
Only a drifter, one more cowboy is gone

Saddle blankets were brought to cover his head
No need for a pillow, the floor was his bed
The dead cowboy's face showed hard trails he'd ridden
A torn shirt sleeve showed the ace he had hidden

Only a drifter, one more cowboy is gone
Death comes by swifter than a sad cowboy song
Nobody came by to carry the cowboy home
Only a drifter, one more cowboy is gone

- instrumental -

Laredo folks saw the cowboy's life go down
Drifters they bury in a hole in the ground
He was shot down like a horse that had gone lame
He was a drifter, a cowboy with no name

Only a drifter, one more cowboy is gone
Death comes by swifter than a sad cowboy song
Nobody came by to carry the cowboy home
Only a drifter, one more cowboy is gone 
      
All The Love (Larry W. Jones 09/13/2007) (song#4944)

One day when I was just a little lad
I asked my Daddy one day
Daddy, will I have all the things you've had
Daddy answered me this way

All the things I've had were for you, my son
But there's one that you don't yet understand
You'll know one thing that is second to none
When you grow up into a fine young man

Well, time went by and then the times got bad
And the money didn't come in as free
I remembered Daddy's words when a lad
And the things Daddy and Mama taught me

When you grow up into a fine young man
There's only one thing that will make you glad
And that one thing I do now understand
Both of them gave me all the love they had

Well, time went by and I found a fine wife
And I bounced my little lad on my knee
One day he asked me about things in life
I answered the same as Daddy taught me

All the things I've had were for you, my son
But there's one that you don't yet understand
You'll know one thing that is second to none
When you grow up into a fine young man

When he grew up into a fine young man
There's only one thing he said made him glad
He said one thing he does now understand
Both of us gave him all the love we had
      
Red Desert Rose (Larry W. Jones 09/13/2007) (song#4945)

Red roses grow in the east
But only for the love I love the least
Red roses grow in the west
There's only one for the love I love the best

A red desert rose I give to you
And a song of love today
Love for only you that will be true
Til we meet another day

A red desert rose will whisper
The only rose to do
Love is the only gatekeeper
For a dream such as you

- instrumental -

A red desert rose I give to you
And a song of love today
Love for only you that will be true
Til we meet another day

A red desert rose will whisper
The only rose to do
Love is the only gatekeeper
For a dream such as you 
      
On The Trail Of No Romance (Larry W. Jones 09/13/2007) (song#4946)

My heart is sad, my heart feels bad
Only a cowboy's heart hangs this low
Only a cowboy, only a cowboy
Oh, only a cowboy's heart can know

Setting sun is shining in my crying eyes
Out on the trail of no romance
Such deceit was twining in her clever lies
Nothing told me I had no chance

My heart is sad, my heart feels bad
Only a cowboy's heart hangs this low
Only a cowboy, only a cowboy
Oh, only a cowboy's heart can know

- instrumental -

A cowboy's crying eyes reveal his troubled soul
Of a lovely memory after she's gone
Her clever lies reveal how a cowboy's heart feels
On the trail of no romance alone

My heart is sad, my heart feels bad
Only a cowboy's heart hangs this low
Only a cowboy, only a cowboy
Oh, only a cowboy's heart can know

Of a lovely memory after she's gone
On the trail of no romance alone 
      
Covered Wagon Dreams (Larry W. Jones 09/13/2007) (song#4947)

And so we point our wagon toward the setting sun
To make our California dreams come true
Covered wagon train from St Louis has just begun
To cover miles of dreams for me and you

These covered wagon dreams have gone before
You and are not the first to say, I do
Our dreams are on the California shore
A wagon full of dreams for me and you

Mighty are the mountains of gold field kings
And lowly are so many men, it's true
Darling, it's your love that makes my heart sing
Not the gold that's waiting for me and you

Many people scoff at such lofty schemes
They can't face all the hardships that come due
Conestoga wagons can ford the streams
A wagon full of dreams for me and you

- instrumental -

There will come storms but they will die away
And some day soon we'll see those skies of blue
Covered wagon dreams to Cal-i-forn-i-a
A wagon full of dreams for me and you

Mighty are the mountains of gold field kings
And lowly are so many men, it's true
Darling, it's your love that makes my heart sing
Not the gold that's waiting for me and you

Covered wagon dreams to Cal-i-forn-i-a
A wagon full of dreams for me and you
Covered wagon dreams to Cal-i-forn-i-a
Covered wagon dreams that will all come true 
      
It Will Only Be Forever (Larry W. Jones 09/13/2007) (song#4948)

How long will be this endeavor
Dear, will your love for me come and go
It will only be forever
At the end of forever, you'll know

What about all of my wishes
Darling, will you be up to the task
My dear, forever my wish is
Your wishes, you only have to ask

And how long must I call for you
If I should for you beckon or chime
For that it won't take forever
Only a brief small second in time

And will you always remember
How I looked at you and then I smiled
It will only be forever
For in my mem'ry it's firmly filed

- instrumental -

And how long must I call for you
If I should for you beckon or chime
For that it won't take forever
Only a brief small second in time

And will you always remember
How I looked at you and then I smiled
It will only be forever
For in my mem'ry it's firmly filed

It will only be forever
At the end of forever, you'll know 
      
Gold Moon Of California (Larry W. Jones 09/13/2007) (song#4949)

Gold moon of California
Keep on shining on that claim of mine
Moon, don't you fade away or turn to blue
Gold moon of California
Keep on shining on that claim of mine
I'm digging for metal of golden hue

The gold moon at night shines bright
In California's star lighted skies
Torches light up the gold mine's dark shafts too
Gold moon of California
Keep on shining on that claim of mine
I'm digging for metal of golden hue

- instrumental -

All gold miners have their dreams
And I know that I've got mine as well
Here in the High Sierras rocky soil
Pan for gold along the streams
Oh, I know it might be for a spell
A golden moon will shine upon my toil

The gold moon at night shines bright
In California's star lighted skies
Torches light up the gold mine's dark shafts too
Gold moon of California
Keep on shining on that claim of mine
I'm digging for metal of golden hue

Gold moon of California
Keep on shining on that claim of mine
I'm digging for metal of golden hue
      
From Heaven High To High And Dry (Larry W. Jones 09/13/2007) (song#4950)

From heaven high to high and dry
Is a long old way to fall
From kissing an angel to tears I cry
On the ground now where I crawl

I said some things the other day
I guess I broke all the rules
For breaking her heart I now have to pay
I've joined lovers earthly fools

From heaven high to high and dry
I feel sorry that my angel
Had to see me when I fell from her grace
Fools dwell in this lonely place 

- instrumental -

From heaven high to high and dry
I feel sorry that my angel
Had to see me when I fell from her grace
Fools dwell in this lonely place 

From heaven high to high and dry
I fell to a world of blues
So I guess it's no wonder now that I
Get high on this low down booze
      
Aransas Bay (Larry W. Jones 09/14/2007) (song#4951)

If you ever go down to the coast of Texas
Be sure to stay around for more than just a day
Go watch the moon rise over the Gulf of Mexico
See the setting sun go down on Aransas Bay

Just to hear the ripple of old Copano Creek
And watch the sandpipers run about at their play
Go and sit beside a bright campfire on the beach
Breathe the fresh air and feel the wind and salty spray

The breezes blowing o'er the Gulf of Mexico
Make the salt grass on the sand dunes begin to sway
And the shrimp boats on the waves with their sails afloat
Come home at the end of day to Aransas Bay

- instrumental -

There are no strangers there that care to change their ways
Life on the southern Texas coast is without par
Everybody coming wishes that he could stay
And hang his cowboy hat on a big Texas star

And if there's going to be a life hereafter
Just let me be the first in line to say today
In the sweet bye and bye please be sure to make my
Resurrection on the shores of Aransas Bay
      
She Was A Honky Tonk Queen (Larry W. Jones 09/14/2007) (song#4952)

She was a honky tonk queen, a honky tonk queen
And I danced with her real slow
But seems she was only a dream, know what I mean
How's a young cowboy to know

She was on the honky tonk scene where cowboys sing
She really put on a show
But seems she was only a dream, know what I mean
How's a young cowboy to know

I just let her run away with my heart so fast
I swore I would never let it happen again
But I just don't know how long this feeling can last
I find I'm going back to honky tonks again

She was a honky tonk queen, a honky tonk queen
Her green eyes matched the honky tonk neon glow
But seems she was only a dream, know what I mean
How's a young cowboy to know

- instrumental -

I just let her run away with my heart so fast
I swore I would never let it happen again
But I just don't know how long this feeling can last
I find I'm going back to honky tonks again

She was a honky tonk queen, a honky tonk queen
Her green eyes matched the honky tonk neon glow
But seems she was only a dream, know what I mean
How's a young cowboy to know
      
Driving Along The Wrong Back Road (Larry W. Jones 09/14/2007) (song#4953)

Too many loves and none were true
Heartaches can make a heavy load
Has anyone done the same to you
Driving along the wrong back road

Oh, I had friends but now they're gone
Their memories go on and on
Dreams on others are now bestowed
Driving along the wrong back road

Too many byways through all the years
My ways have only led to tears
Losing must be the truckers' code
Driving along the wrong back road

- instrumental -

Too many byways through all the years
My ways have only led to tears
Losing must be the truckers' code
Driving along the wrong back road

I missed a turn, miss all my friends
There's no return to make amends
I can't plant anew, seeds been sowed
Driving along the wrong back road
      
You Were In The Harbor Of My Heart (Larry W. Jones 09/14/2007) (song#4954)

You were in the harbor of my heart
You must have set your anchor deep
I never knew so I didn't care
Until true love fell right at my feet

I guess I overlooked all of your charms
During years we were so far apart
While I was holding some other arms
You were in the harbor of my heart

I knew you for only a little while
And then we both went separate ways
Then the day I saw a familiar smile
Mem'ries came flooding through the haze

- instrumental -

I knew you for only a little while
And then we both went separate ways
Then the day I saw a familiar smile
Mem'ries came flooding through the haze

Sweetheart, I'm through with reminiscing
It's time for both our engines to start
I found a love boat I was missing
You were in the harbor of my heart
      
West Bound And Up (Larry W. Jones 09/14/2007) (song#4955)

West bound and up
Sundown in a diesel truck
I'm on a black top road called the Cheyenne run
Truckin' through ice and snow
I got a long way to go
West bound and up
This ol' Texas Lone Ranger won't be outdone

Though I ain't gonna get no medal
Won't be hearin' no moanin'
You can bet my cowboy boot's on the pedal
Big rodeo up in Wyomin'
Gotta get 'em steers from Fort Worth by mornin'
This ol' Texas Lone Ranger is Cheyenne bound

West bound and up
Sundown in a diesel truck
I'm on a black top road called the Cheyenne run
Truckin' through ice and snow
I got a long way to go
West bound and up
This ol' Texas Lone Ranger won't be outdone

- instrumental -

Ol' Smokey Bear's somewhere up ahead
And my right boot's filled with lead
Hope I don't scare this big load of steers to death
Gotta keep lookin' cause he's bookin'
Just keep this big ol' diesel cookin'
It's a big freeway just like the sign post said

West bound and up
Sundown in a diesel truck
I'm on a black top road called the Cheyenne run
Truckin' through ice and snow
I got a long way to go
West bound and up
This ol' Texas Lone Ranger won't be outdone

West bound and up
Sundown in a diesel truck
I'm on a black top road called the Cheyenne run
      
Let My Love Come In (Larry W. Jones 09/14/2007) (song#4956)

Daddy taught me something all little boys must know
When they become a man and want to see love grow 
He said you'd be my darlin' and I'd be your groom
Daddy said your heart would give my love plenty room

So, let my love come in, dear, just tell me when
True love will never lose, please let ours begin
So, let my love come in, dear, just tell me when
Open up your heart and let my love come in

You'll never be unhappy as long as I'm around
My love is true and you will never wear a frown
With your heart wide open, the light of love pours in
You can always smile when you feel my love within

So, let my love come in, dear, just tell me when
True love will never lose, please let ours begin
So, let my love come in, dear, just tell me when
Open up your heart and let my love come in

I won't forget you, dear, my love's strong as a tree
We will sing love's song right into eternity
Now is the right time to let our new life begin
So, open up your heart and let my love come in

So, let my love come in, dear, just tell me when
True love will never lose, please let ours begin
So, let my love come in, dear, just tell me when
Open up your heart and let my love come in
      
Different Range And Trail (Larry W. Jones 09/14/2007) (song#4957)

We're ridin' down two separate trails on ranges far apart
I live a cowboy's life but you wish different in your heart
You came from the city and now you're going back for more
But darlin', I can't change, I'll be a cowboy for evermore

Darlin', if you can't be like me, then please don't pity me
Life in your big city would mean my death, you see
If we can't ride the same trail, it's best we ride apart
Ride your pony and I'll ride mine to our new start

- instrumental -

Darlin', if you want my love, live the way I live
A cowboy's life is not the best, but I'll forgive
Even though I can't change, I still hate to see love fail
But we both ride on a different range and trail
 
Dear, I've tried everything I can to get along
But everything I do just seems to turn out wrong
Darlin', I can't change, I've been a cowboy too long
So be a cowgirl or I'll ride the trail alone

Even though I can't change, I still hate to see love fail
But we both ride on a different range and trail
      
Until I Can Hold You In My Arms (Larry W. Jones 09/14/2007) (song#4958)

Until I can hold you in my arms
Darling, I will hold you in my heart
Like a ship that's now safely inshore
You can help me face each lonely day
If you're in my dreams and there you stay
Until I can hold your arms once more

The moon that shines up above
Knows who I'm a-thinking of
And why I'm so blue for you
Until I can hold you in my arms
Darling, I will hold you in my heart
I'll keep your love there, for sure

- instrumental -

The moon that shines up above
Knows who I'm a-thinking of
And why I'm so blue for you

As each lonely day goes past
I wish each would be the last
Dear, that's what I always say
Until I can hold you in my arms
Darling, I will hold you in my heart
Til that lovely and wonderful day
      
A Glad Cowboy's Mind (Larry W. Jones 09/15/2007) (song#4959)

So many times I've heard city folks say
No cowboy's got money, no big payday
But none of them know that in life I find
I ride along with a glad cowboy's mind

They only work for their fortune and fame
Making big money's the name of their game
And then they're sad when they lose every dime
I'm never sad with a glad cowboy's mind

- instrumental -

Money can't bring back their black hair with age
Or bring beauty of dew on purple sage
Big city merchants are poor folks at times
I wish they all had a glad cowboy's mind

Every cowboy's last roundup will come, there's no doubt
When everybody's time will some sad day run out
But when that final life curtain comes down in time
I'll lay down my saddle with a glad cowboy's mind

But when that final life curtain comes down in time
I'll lay down my saddle with a glad cowboy's mind
      
I'll Take You Home Sweet Bonnie Jean (Larry W. Jones 09/15/2007) (song#4960)

I'll take you home, sweet Bonnie Jean
Across the prairies far and wide
For there your heart's been ever keen
Since you have been this cowboy's bride

The roses' blush is upon your cheek
And I would not see its demise
You speak of home ne'er every week
I see the yearning in your eyes

I'll take you home, sweet Bonnie Jean
To where your heart will again sing
When all the prairies turn to green
I'll take you home, sweet Bonnie Jean

- instrumental -

The roses' blush is upon your cheek
And I would not see its demise
You speak of home ne'er every week
I see the yearning in your eyes

I'll take you home, sweet Bonnie Jean
To where your heart will again sing
When all the prairies turn to green
I'll take you home, sweet Bonnie Jean
      
You're Slowly Forgetting (Larry W. Jones 09/15/2007) (song#4961)

You're slowly forgetting my place in your mind
The love light in your eyes is just not the same
Love's old spark is now going out like a flame
You must be regretting for I see the signs
You're slowly forgetting my place in your mind

You're slowly forgetting
That I've been in your mind since we met
You're slowly forgetting
And dear, you seem to have no regret
You no longer need me
Dear, did you intend to mislead me
Before your mind was set

You're slowly forgetting to whisper, I love you
Are such thoughts now just in the past
Dear, are you forgetting how that would make me blue
Regretting is now coming fast

- instrumental -

I'm going out of my mind at a fast pace
You're slowly forgetting my place in your mind

You're slowly forgetting my place in your mind
The love light in your eyes is just not the same
Love's old spark is now going out like a flame
You must be regretting for I see the signs
You're slowly forgetting my place in your mind
      
Travelling Trails By Myself (Larry W. Jones 09/15/2007) (song#4962)

I'm tired of travelling trails by myself
Tired of seeing love sit up on the shelf
Dear, please say I do, make my dreams come true
I'm tired of travelling trails by myself today

Darling, don't keep your love for me at bay
Don't weep at all the bad things folks may say
My love's for only you, I thought you knew
Seems like I've waited a hundred years to the day

When will you tell me that you want me near
For you I've waited oh, so many years
The trails I travel are lonely in every way
I've shed a million tears up til today
I'm tired of travelling trails by myself

- instrumental -

Darling, don't keep your love for me at bay
Don't weep at all the bad things folks may say
My love's for only you, I thought you knew
Seems like I've waited a hundred years to the day

When will you tell me that you want me near
For you I've waited oh, so many years
The trails I travel are lonely in every way
I've shed a million tears up til today
I'm tired of travelling trails by myself
      
Is That My Sweetheart (Larry W. Jones 09/15/2007) (song#4963)

Is that my sweetheart I see standing
With somebody else by her side
Is that my sweetheart hand-in-handing
Strolling with some lucky guy

Yes, that's my sweetheart smiling
At someone else, not at me
Yes, that's my heart that's crying
All the tears she left for me

Time and seasons are always changing
Just like lovers come and go
Why does true love need rearranging
When she knows I need her so

- instrumental -

Time and seasons are always changing
Just like lovers come and go
Why does true love need rearranging
When she knows I need her so

Is that my sweetheart I see laughing
She's the one I so adore
My broken heart will keep on hiding
From now until forevermore
      
I'll Never Stop Loving You (Larry W. Jones 09/15/2007) (song#4964)

I'll never stop loving you
As long as you're on my mind
I know that your memory 
Will last til the end of time

I'll never stop missing you
Darling, I do every day
My future will be more blue
More blue than it is today

Dear, I remember the hours
And I know that you do too
As the blooming of flowers
Our new love was growing too

Oh, time will never now heal
A wounded heart that's now mine
But my love that is still real
Will last til the end of time

- instrumental -

Dear, I remember the hours
And I know that you do too
As the blooming of flowers
Our new love was growing too

Oh, time will never now heal
A wounded heart that's now mine
But my love that is still real
Will last til the end of time
      
All The Hurt Is Gone Now (Larry W. Jones 09/15/2007) (song#4965)

All the hurt is gone now
From a heart I thought had died
I can't figure out how
Relief is what time provides

I never thought it could be
That love would allow
Broken hearts to be free
All the hurt is gone now

I will have to admit
For I cannot deny
I thought I would die over you
Vows of love that you quit
Brought the tears to my eyes
But time has removed all my blues

- instrumental -

I never thought it could be
That love would allow
Broken hearts to be free
All the hurt is gone now

I will have to admit
For I cannot deny
I thought I would die over you
Vows of love that you quit
Brought the tears to my eyes
But time has removed all my blues

I cared for you before
But you broke all your vows
Pain has gone out the door
All the hurt is gone now
      
Dear I Can't Figure Out (Larry W. Jones 09/15/2007) (song#4966)

Dear, I can't figure out 
Why I love you the way I do
But maybe dear, you do
Dear, I can't figure out
Why you still thrill me through and through
But darling, it's so true

You always get what you want
But you don't want romancing
I see you only hold me
Close when we are slow dancing

Dear, I can't figure out
Why I love you the way I do
But maybe dear, you do
Dear, I can't figure out
Why you still thrill me through and through
But darling, it's so true

- instrumental -

You always get what you want
But you don't want romancing
I see you only hold me
Close when we are slow dancing

Dear, I can't figure out
Why I love you the way I do
But maybe dear, you do
Dear, I can't figure out
Why you still thrill me through and through
But darling, it's so true
      
Life Is Just Like Paradise (Larry W. Jones 09/15/2007) (song#4967)

I have ridden trails by tranquil waters
Seen eagles flying in the blue
Walked by cliffs white as alabaster
Strolled through the purple sage with dew

I have climbed upon the mountains high
And looked upon the Great Divide
But dear, there is one thing I cannot hide
Life is just like paradise by your side

Life is just like paradise where you are
Here under heaven itself with moon and stars
I searched for love and now I'm thankful of
Life is just like paradise where you are

- instrumental -

I have seen the silver waterfalls
Cascading down with foaming spray
And I have wondered at the rainbows
That God has formed at end of day

The red of desert roses beauty
That every woman holds so dear
But dear, one thing I say as my duty
Life is just like paradise when you're near

Life is just like paradise where you are
Here under heaven itself with moon and stars
I searched for love and now I'm thankful of 
Life is just like paradise where you are

Life is just like paradise where you are
      
This Earth Is A Lovely World (Larry W. Jones 09/15/2007) (song#4968)

This earth is a lovely world when I'm with you
Flowers bloom everywhere under skies above
Everybody seems to be in love
This earth is a lovely world when I'm with you
And with you is where I want to be

All those days are past when I was blue
No more tears I cry cause they're all through
This earth is a lovely world when I'm with you

Days are made for laughter, wine and song
Nights for love ever after that's never wrong
This earth is a lovely world when I'm with you
And with you is where I want to be

- instrumental -

All those days are past when I was blue
No more tears I cry cause they're all through
This earth is a lovely world when I'm with you

Days are made for laughter, wine and song
Nights for love ever after that's never wrong
This earth is a lovely world when I'm with you
And with you is where I want to be
      
You've Gotta Talk To My Heart (Larry W. Jones 09/15/2007) (song#4969)

Dear, you've gotta talk to my heart
Cause all it wants to do is cry
I'm afraid it's going to die
My heart has not had love in years
And now it's crying lonely tears
Dear, you've gotta talk to my heart

You've gotta make it understand
Why our love drifted far apart
Dear, please return from where you are
I think it needs a guiding star
Dear, you've gotta talk to my heart

Why did you tell it all those lies
Why did you hide in your disguise
Dear, don't you know that hearts can't see
The impending signs of goodbye
Please give my heart another try
Please dear, talk to my heart for me

- instrumental -

Why did you tell it all those lies
Why did you hide in your disguise
Dear, don't you know that hearts can't see
The impending signs of goodbye
Please give my heart another try
Please dear, talk to my heart for me

Dear, you've gotta talk to my heart
You've gotta make it understand
It can't just cry inside a man 
Darling, my heart has lost its mind
It never knew you were that kind
Dear, you've gotta talk to my heart
      
I Swear My Love To You (Larry W. Jones 09/15/2007) (song#4970)

I swear my love to you, I'll show it as days go by
I promise to be true, my darling, please don't cry
I dream sweet dreams of you and of our times of fun
I swear my love to you, Dear, you're my only one

You are my sweetheart, love, I never want you blue
The one my dreams are of every night and day too
You're always in my mind and deep down in my heart
I love the ties that bind even when we're apart

I swear my love to you in each and every day
I promise to be true in each and every way
I never want you blue in any night or day
I swear my love to you, I'll show it in many ways

- instrumental -

I swear my love to you in each and every day
I promise to be true in each and every way
I never want you blue in any night or day
I swear my love to you, I'll show it in many ways

You are so nice and so sweet too
I don't think twice of loving you
I'll love you dear for all my days
I'll show it, dear, in many ways
      
Why I Yearn For You (Larry W. Jones 09/16/2007) (song#4971)

Dear, the reason why I yearn for you
Is because I need your love now
I've never felt so down before
Dear, when I first learned to love you
You promised to fulfill our vows
Now I yearn for you even more

I feel so all alone without you
Darling, you must know that I do
Does my need for love concern you
Do you care if I'm feeling blue

Dear, as each lonely night goes by
The only one who hears my cry is me
I miss you since you said goodbye
I now yearn for you darling, endlessly

- instrumental -

Dear, as each lonely night goes by
The only one who hears my cry is me
I miss you since you said goodbye
I now yearn for you darling, endlessly

I can't ease this ache in my heart
It feels like it could die right now
Dear, my heart is falling apart
That's why it's yearning for you now
      
I Draw The Line (Larry W. Jones 09/16/2007) (song#4972)

You never looked into this heart of mine
You never saw how I loved you all the time
I'm at the short end of the ties that bind
Because you're no longer a true love of mine
I draw the line

Darling, you know that I was always true
But you were never home when day was through
You only played me for a fool, it's true
Because you're no longer a true love of mine
I draw the line

You went out at night and came home at light
You worried my poor mind when not in sight
This emptiness I've known is just not right
Because you're no longer a true love of mine
I draw the line

- instrumental -

Darling, you know that I was always true
But you were never home when day was through
You only played me for a fool, it's true
Because you're no longer a true love of mine
I draw the line

You went out at night and came home at light
You worried my poor mind when not in sight
This emptiness I've known is just not right
Because you're no longer a true love of mine
I draw the line
Because you're no longer a true love of mine
I draw the line
      
It Barely Hurts Now At All (Larry W. Jones 09/16/2007) (song#4973)

It barely hurts now at all
Since my heartache is almost gone
It barely hurts now at all
Except from early night til dawn

Dear, when you strolled out the door
A line in our love's sand was drawn
It barely hurts now at all
Not counting the minutes you're gone

Dear, I'm really not as sad
As I thought I'd be at the start
Tell me, why am I not glad
I have this hurting broken heart

- instrumental -

Dear, I'm really not as sad
As I thought I'd be at the start
Tell me, why am I not glad
I have this hurting broken heart

It barely hurts now at all
Except when I wipe tears of mine
It barely hurts now at all
But the type that hurts all the time

It barely hurts now at all
My poor heart took the fall
It barely hurts now at all
Except for all the time
      
Listen to Irene My Dream by Jerry Collins
Irene My Dream (Larry W. Jones 09/16/2007) (song#4974)

(Irene my dream, Irene my dream, Irene my dream)

While searching in grandpa's attic
As all kids will sometimes do
We found an old faded book
Trimmed in lines of velvet blue

The book was our grandpa's diary
His writing was very neat
On every old faded page
Were these words written so sweet

Irene my dream, Irene my dream
You are my heart's homecoming queen
You make the whole world seem supreme
Because you're my Irene my dream

- instrumental -

We brought down grandpa's old diary
And showed it to our Mom and Dad
When we saw in their eyes some tears
We wondered why they were so sad

Then they laughed and started singing
And both of them had no more tears
The words were grandpa's song bringing
Love that will last a million years

Irene my dream, Irene my dream
You are my heart's homecoming queen
You make the whole world seem supreme
Because you're my Irene my dream

(Irene my dream, Irene my dream, Irene my dream)

You make the whole world seem supreme
Because you're my Irene my dream
      
Harbor Of My Heart (Larry W. Jones 09/16/2007) (song#4975)

You took your love and sailed away from me
You can go as you please but I'm not free
And I can't navigate these rocks
Placed around my heart, dear
You're the lighthouse keeper
Here in the harbor of my heart

My love for you is like a lighthouse flame
That time just keeps on burning constantly
So darling, please sail back on home to me
We will anchor both our hearts together
And weather all the storms of a lifetime
Darling, you can be the lighthouse keeper
Here in the harbor of my heart

- instrumental -

Dear, no one else can break these anchor chains
That you placed around my heart that bind me
And it's not spray in my eyes that blind me
Darling, I need you as lighthouse keeper
Here in the harbor of my heart

My love for you is like a lighthouse flame
That time just keeps on burning constantly
So darling, please sail back on home to me
We will anchor both our hearts together
And weather all the storms of a lifetime
Darling, you can be the lighthouse keeper
Here in the harbor of my heart
      
Amarillo Waltz (Larry W. Jones 09/16/2007) (song#4976)

As we were waltzing that night in Texas
Beneath the Amarillo moon
I was a cowboy whose love had been lost
You looked so lovely that night in Texas
But darling, why did it end oh, so soon

I sit here alone in Amarillo
And I can see your lovely face
I'm just a cowboy whose heart has been tossed
You looked so lovely that night in Texas
As we danced to the Amarillo Waltz

- instrumental -

As we were waltzing that night in Texas
Beneath the Amarillo moon
I was a cowboy whose love had been lost
You looked so lovely that night in Texas
But darling, why did it end oh, so soon

I sit here alone in Amarillo
And I can see your lovely face
I'm just a cowboy whose heart has been tossed
You looked so lovely that night in Texas
As we danced to the Amarillo Waltz

As we danced to the Amarillo Waltz
      
Don't Let Me Be Number Two (Larry W. Jones 09/16/2007) (song#4977)

If you need somebody to stroll with you
Somebody who wants to hold hands with you
Who will make you glad and not sad or blue
I beg you, don't let me be number two
If you need someone who thinks you're the most
If you need somebody to hold you close
And for another hand in all you do
I beg you, don't let me be number two

At matinees could I please sit with you
In night and days could I please dream of you
And don't limit kisses to one or two
Darling, please don't let me be number two
If you want someone for a dinner date
Let me be the winner, I won't be late
And if you need a goodnight kiss that's true
I beg you, don't let me be number two
 
- instrumental -

If you need somebody to cry with you
Someone who tries to chase away your blues
Then darling, here is what I beg of you
I beg you, don't let me be number two
If you're thinking of a big wedding ring
I'm sure you've got some others on the string
But I will make a royal queen of you
Darling, please don't let me be number two
      
Only In Texas (Larry W. Jones 09/16/2007) (song#4978)

Only in Texas
Can a boy with a new guitar
Dream about the Opry
And wake up a big country music star

Only in Texas
Can a kid with a brand new dime
Dream of longhorn cattle
End up with a spread of King's Ranch beef prime 

Only in Texas
Country known as the Lone Star State
Dream about a cowgirl
And get a darlin' like you for a date

- instrumental -

Only in Texas
Country known as the Lone Star State
Dream about a cowgirl
And get a darlin' like you for a date

Only in Texas
It doesn't matter who you are
Wear spurs with cowboy boots
And hang your hat on the Lone Texas star

Only in Texas
Where the cowboy code is still true
Only in Texas, darlin'
Only in Texas I found a dream like you
      
It's Just Not Right (Larry W. Jones 09/17/2007) (song#4979)

Oh yes, I nightly behold her
And yes, I tightly enfold her
It feels so rightly that it seems
It's just not right that she's a dream

Oh yes, I'm nightly kissing her
Not lightly am I missing her
So brightly does her vision seem
It's just not right that she's a dream

Oh yes, she was a bolden one
And she was such a golden one
Now I'm in pauper love, it seems
Money never has bought a dream

- instrumental -

Oh yes, she was a bolden one
And she was such a golden one
Now I'm in pauper love, it seems
Money never has bought a dream

Now my future has no clarity
My sad love life begs for charity
My aching heart is out of steam
It's just not right that she's a dream

It's just not right that she's a dream
      
Cowboy Joe (Larry W. Jones 09/17/2007) (song#4980)

In a little ranch house on the prairie
There lived an old cowboy long ago
His happy eyes were always smiling merry
His name we just called Cowboy Joe

Cowboy Joe told us of the olden days
Cattle drives, some hard to believe
He sang cowboy songs of all earth's beauty
We kids always hated to leave

Early one morning I went to see him
On the ranch house door I tapped low
But when there came no answer from within
Something was wrong with Cowboy Joe

The old ranch house door I opened slowly
I saw Cowboy Joe in his bed
His sad eyes were red from crying lowly
But he smiled at me and then said

Do you recall my songs of earth's beauty
I'll see the end of it today
A resurrection is not God's duty
But He'll remember me one day

Then he closed his eyes in a restful sleep
As he smiled one last smile for me
A place in paradise earth God will keep
For the day Cowboy Joe will see
      
A Want Ad For An Unwanted Love (Larry W. Jones 09/17/2007) (song#4981)

Well, I'm gonna place a want ad
For a woman who's loved and lost
I'm gonna make sure that she's had
This same feeling and paid the cost

Now anyone who answers my ad
Must be someone who takes no chance
Ever again of being sad
Over a bad untrue romance

A want ad for an unwanted love
Who never wanted all the pain
A want ad for an unwanted love
That I don't want to post again

Should I love again, I'm not sure
Unless her love will be secure
I only want someone who's known
The hurt of living all alone

A want ad for an unwanted love
Who never wanted all the pain
A want ad for an unwanted love
That I don't want to post again

I've seen other ads just like mine
The paper will post them for free
Just call me up on my hot line
And say you saw the ad from me

A want ad for an unwanted love
Who never wanted all the pain
A want ad for an unwanted love
That I don't want to post again
      
You've Gone Out And Found Somebody New (Larry W. Jones 09/17/2007) (song#4982)

Darlin', I wanted to make you happy
But there's just nothing left that I can do
It's not I who now can make you happy
Cause you've gone out and found somebody new

Darlin', your sweet love was just like sunshine
Your love was just as fresh as morning dew
But your garden of love is no longer mine
Cause you've gone out and found somebody new

- instrumental -

One of these days you will find, darlin'
That you have now made a bad mistake
When with your new love you'll be quarrelin'
You'll be sorry making my heart break

Dear, I worked so hard to have you love me
You're my darlin', I'd never make you blue
But now you have placed someone above me
Cause you've gone out and found somebody new

Now don't you know I'll miss you, my darlin'
Don't you know that my heart will break in two
Even so, I hope you find happiness
Since you've gone out and found somebody new
      
Leavin' Home Blues (Larry W. Jones 09/18/2007) (song#4983)

Well, I went down to the ocean
Just to see the big ships sail by
And when I got to the ocean
My heart just felt like it would die
I ran and jumped in the ocean
But the whole darn ocean was dry
Oh me, my darlin' is long gone
And I've got the leavin' home blues

Well, I had me a sweetheart too
But she turned out to be untrue
She wanted my new pickup truck
And bucks in my bank account too
A man needs a faithful sweetheart
A darlin' that he can count on
But she didn't add up my part
And now my bank account's withdrawn
Oh me, my darlin' is long gone
And I've got the leavin' home blues

I'm gonna find me a building
One that reaches up to the sky
And when I climb up that building
I'm gonna kiss the world goodbye
I'm gonna jump off it one time
I don't think I can do it twice
Oh me, my darlin' is long gone
And I've got the leavin' home blues

I thought a good sweetheart I'd won
But now my sweet is good and gone
At the end of my rope and fuse
I had to find my walking shoes
Oh me, my darlin' is long gone
And I've got the leavin' home blues
      
Memories Have A Mind Of Their Own (Larry W. Jones 09/19/2007) (song#4984)

I wish I could forget every time I held you
I wish I could forget that you're now gone
Then these tears that I'm crying would not be so blue
But memories have a mind of their own

Love's memories plague the minds of paupers and kings
Memories are like kings upon their thrones
I find big heartaches are all that memories bring
For memories have a mind of their own

- instrumental -

I don't want to carry this worrisome mem'ry
I don't want to remember all night long
I wish I could forget the day that I met you
But memories have a mind of their own

Love's memories plague the minds of paupers and kings
Memories are like kings upon their thrones
I find big heartaches are all that memories bring
For memories have a mind of their own

Love's memories have a mind of their own
      
With My Loneliness (Larry W. Jones 09/20/2007) (song#4985)

Twilight shadows bring the blues
You don't know how I miss you
How to live, I wish I knew
With my loneliness

Highlights that I reminisce
Remembering your sweet kiss
How did it come down to this
With my loneliness

A million years will have to go by
Just as blue as these blue days have been
A million years I will have to cry
I know these blue memories will win

My skies of blue have all turned to grey
How can I find my own way like this
Love won't live forever and a day
With my loneliness

- instrumental -

A million years will have to go by
Just as blue as these blue days have been
A million years I will have to cry
I know these blue memories will win

My skies of blue have all turned to grey
How can I find my own way like this
Love won't live forever and a day
With my loneliness
      
Love Or Malice (Larry W. Jones 09/21/2007) (song#4986)

My Alice dear, I know that you once cared for me
You and I shared sweet love that we both know was right
Tomorrow you're marrying someone in Dallas
My dear Alice, is it love or is it malice

Dear, your fickle heart was what drove me far from you
Then you found a new love in a bigger palace
Alice, you know when you say I Do, I'll be blue
Is your marriage out of love or out of malice

Is it love or malice that you're now in his arms
Alice, don't you know it seems a little callus
Someone else will now find out all your fickle charms
My dear Alice, is it love or is it malice

- instrumental -

Dear, your fickle heart was what drove me far from you
Then you found a new love in a bigger palace
Alice, you know when you say I Do, I'll be blue
Is your marriage out of love or out of malice

I'll hear those wedding bells tomorrow when they ring
For my poor heart, I'll bring lots of digitalis
And here in my mind I'll always be wondering
My dear Alice, was it love or was it malice
      
Texas Midnight Zephyr (Larry W. Jones 09/21/2007) (song#4987)

Well, look 'round the bend a-rollin'
Rollin' on down that railroad track
Yeah, look 'round the bend a-rollin'
Rollin' on down that railroad track
That night train is called the Texas Midnight Zephyr
Rockin' my blue eyed darlin' back

Well, she's been down to Florida
Getting some warm sand in her shoes
I've been waiting in hot Texas
Feeling these cold and lonesome blues
She's rollin' in on that Texas Midnight Zephyr
Now these old blues I'm gonna lose

- instrumental -

Well, she's been down to Florida
Getting some warm sand in her shoes
I've been waiting in hot Texas
Feeling these cold and lonesome blues
She's rollin' in on that Texas Midnight Zephyr
Now these old blues I'm gonna lose

Hey Joe, look around the bend a-rollin'
That Texas Midnight Zephyr's on the line
Well Joe, my poor heart it'll be consolin' 
Look at her big ol' Texas headlight shine
That night train is called the Texas Midnight Zephyr
Rockin' my darlin' on the midnight line
      
If Orchids Bloomed Around Midnight (Larry W. Jones 09/21/2007) (song#4988)

If orchids bloomed around midnight
Then vows of all lovers might come true
Each time that I dream around midnight
I dream of vows I once heard from you

Orchids never fade in the morning
They never speak of tears and goodbye
Darling, all my dreams are in mourning
Like orchid petals that have fallen
Because of love that was left to die

Oh, I long for the peaceful twilight
I can't wait for each day to be through
But when those midnight shadows begin to fall
I recall all your vows, large and small
And around midnight I recall all of you

- instrumental -

If orchids bloomed around midnight
Then vows of all lovers might come true

Orchids never fade in the morning
They never speak of tears and goodbye
Darling, all my dreams are in mourning
Like orchid petals that have fallen
Because of love that was left to die

Oh, I long for the peaceful twilight
I can't wait for each day to be through
But when those midnight shadows begin to fall
I recall all your vows, large and small
And around midnight I recall all of you
      
In Abilene (Larry W. Jones 09/21/2007) (song#4989)

Dreams of a Texas queen
Beneath the bluest skies I've ever seen
For her my heart does sigh
For just one sight of her in Abilene

Beneath that Texas sky
She caught my eye in cowgirl Levi jeans
Away my heart did fly
There with my dreams of her in Abilene

- instrumental -

Beneath that Texas sky
She caught my eye in cowgirl Levi jeans
Away my heart did fly
There with my dreams of her in Abilene

One fine day I'll return to Abilene
Texas town of renown
Cowboy dreams come around
With cowgirls like her on the Texas scene
Her eyes, lips, arms and hands
Call me with love's commands
Back to Texas and her in Abilene

Her eyes, lips, arms and hands
Call me with love's commands
Back to Texas and her in Abilene
In Abilene
      
Castaway Cowboy (Larry W. Jones 09/21/2007) (song#4990)

I'm just a lonely castaway cowboy
Let me tell you my sad tale if I may
No Mama, Daddy, sister or brother
I'm just an orphan cowboy castaway

Oh, I have had some friends as good as gold
But none could bind with a family's joy
No Mama, Daddy, sister or brother 
I'm just a lonely castaway cowboy

But I'm riding along God's trail until I die
One day I'll meet my family in paradise
I'll greet my Mama, Daddy, sister and brother
And no more will I be a castaway cowboy

- instrumental -

This old trail to life is narrow but I'm willing
To ride it to the very end through tears and joy
Just to see Mama, Daddy, sister and brother
Will be God's reward for this castaway cowboy

Til then, God is my Mama, Daddy, sister and brother
Along this lonesome trail of life, I would have no other
I'll ride to this trail's end that God employs
I'm just a lonely castaway cowboy

I'll ride to this trail's end that God employs
I'm just a lonely castaway cowboy
      
When Will My Day Ever Come (Larry W. Jones 09/21/2007) (song#4991)

Oh, when will my day ever come
Love has never brought me anything
Where is the joy for girl and boy
If my life can't cause love's song to ring

Oh, everybody has told me
That she was just too young to know love
But I'll love her eternally
And one day I hope that she'll love me

Oh, when will my day ever come
I'll have to wait more than just awhile
Where are all these tears coming from
None will ever see me wear a smile

- instrumental -

Oh, when will my day ever come
I'll have to wait more than just awhile
Where are all these tears coming from
None will ever see me wear a smile

I was told that dreams have magic
All I can say is they never stay
Magic never brought dreams my way
Where are all these tears coming from
Oh, when will my day ever come
When will my day ever come
      
I'll Love You In Every Way (Larry W. Jones 09/21/2007) (song#4992)

Darling, every day, come what may
I will love you in every way
You ran away the rain and snow
Ran away loneliness, I know

I searched for a dream I thought I would never find
But now those heartaches are all gone
Those days of living all alone
I will love you in every way of heart and mind

Yes darling, I'll love you in every way
In everything so that I'll not lose you
I'll be true in all things I do and say
Love me in return and ever be true

- instrumental -

On bended knee I thank heaven above
For giving me such a reason to live
And sending such a tender lady to love
Someone to whom all of my love I give

Yes darling, I'll love you in every way
In everything so that I'll not lose you
I'll be true in all things I do and say
Love me in return and ever be true

Yes darling, I'll love you in every way
Love me in return and ever be true
      
The Second That You Leave (Larry W. Jones 09/21/2007) (song#4993)

The second that you leave
That's the time when my heart will grieve
If you go out of sight
I'll cry like a child in the night

Dear, I can feel the loneliness
And I can see the emptiness
I'll wipe the tears here on my sleeve
The second that you leave

The second that you leave
A lonely man I know I'll be
The hours will be so blue
Darling, if I'm now losing you

- instrumental -

The second that you leave
A lonely man I know I'll be
The hours will be so blue
Darling, if I'm now losing you

The second that you leave
I will pray that it won't be long
The second that you leave
Til you return where you belong

The second that you leave
I will pray that it won't be long
The second that you leave
Til you return where you belong
      
Howdee Sweet Cowgirl (Larry W. Jones 09/22/2007) (song#4994)

Howdee sweet cowgirl, wontcha give me a big whirl
How's about ridin' up the trail with me
Howdee sweet darlin', dontcha think we'd be sparkin' 
If you'd just come and ride along with me

I got a red roan horse with a long flyin' tail
There's gonna be a big barn dance right up the trail
It's Friday night and it's a cowboy jamboree
So come ride along and go two steppin' with me

Howdee sweet cowgirl, wontcha give me a big whirl
How's about ridin' up the trail with me

- instrumental -

You're special and so pretty
All alone would be a pity
No more ridin' down the trail
You're my dream, that I can tell

I'm gonna throw my saddle over the fence
You rattle my mind so it don't make sense
I'll buy me a brand new herd of big steers
And then brand your name on all their rears

Howdee sweet cowgirl, wontcha give me a big whirl
How's about ridin' 
How's about ridin'  
How's about ridin' up the trail with me
Sweet cowgirl
      
My Heart Is In Need Of You (Larry W. Jones 09/22/2007) (song#4995)

My heart is in need of you
It bleeds for you, pleads for you
And my boots go walking in search of you
Darling, please return to me

I have ridden to Montana
There I searched for you
I've ridden to California
Out there I looked too
Where you have gone, I wish I knew
For my love is endless and true

My heart is in need of you
It bleeds for you, pleads for you
And my boots go walking in search of you
Darling, please return to me

- instrumental -

The bloom's still on the sage
But you are gone from me
The moon has always aged
Like my dreams tend to be
I'm as lonesome as a cowboy
Dying alone on the prairie

My heart is in need of you
It bleeds for you, pleads for you
And my boots go walking in search of you
Darling, please return to me

And my boots go walking in search of you
Darling, please return to me
      
I Had To Stop Loving You (Larry W. Jones 09/22/2007) (song#4996)

These lonesome hours since we've been through
Devour the dreams that once seemed true
But time finally did its part
Cause I don't have that broken heart

Dear, I had to stop loving you
I had to clear you from my mind
It's unclear if I'll still be missing you
But I had to stop loving you this time

I had to stop loving you
Dear, that's all I have to say
I have erased you from my life
And replaced those sad yesterdays

- instrumental -

These lonesome hours since we've been through
Devour the dreams that once seemed true
But time finally did its part
Cause I don't have that broken heart

I had to stop loving you
Or else my poor heart would die
I have now found someone new
Who will try to take the place of lies

I had to stop wanting you
I had to find someone new
Dear, now she's the only one
Who can try to take the place of you
      
This Love Song Is For You (Larry W. Jones 09/22/2007) (song#4997)

This love song is for you, dear
I'll try to find words to say
Words that say I want you near
Every hour of every day

Since the meek are to inherit the earth
I hope to be counted there with you
For there is no wealth on earth worth more
Than of living forever with you

Every night when I feel for your hand
I can feel the warm love that we share
Darling, I love how you understand
When I say that it's for you I care

- instrumental -

Every night when I feel for your hand
I can feel the warm love that we share
Darling, I love how you understand
When I say that it's for you I care

This love song is for you, dear
Though I don't know the tune or the key
But I'm sure it will be clear
That this love song is for you and me

This love song is for you, dear
This love song is for you and me
      
By The Goodnight-Loving Trail (Larry W. Jones 09/22/2007) (song#4998)

My boots are worn on Broadway
And cold is felt down in my toes 
But it's warm down in my heart
For a place that I love so
My cowboy hands are blistered
From these bricks that I carry
How I'd love to rope a cow
Back on that ol' wide prairie
Had I the chance to wander
These cowboy boots would not fail
To hurry over yonder 
By the Goodnight-Loving Trail

I was a cowboy restless
And my mind I had to ease
Dreaming of far flung places
That always had beckoned me
Oh yes, I made some money
That was the name of the game
But just what good is Broadway
Nobody even knows my name
If I could just have my say
I'd beg you hear my sad tale
Two thousand miles far away
Is the Goodnight-Loving Trail

There's a cowgirl back at home
And she used to ride with me
Eyes are soft and beautiful
Like moonlight on the sea
Her name is Bonnie Lynn Jones
And she wonders where I've gone
By the Goodnight-Loving Trail
I left her there all alone  
She cried the day I left her
And her face got mighty pale
I'm going back to see her
By the Goodnight-Loving Trail
      
The Gentle Side Of Me (Larry W. Jones 09/22/2007) (song#4999)

Dear, the ranch hands call me a rough cowboy 
And in many of ways I guess I am
Yes darling, here stands a tough, weathered man
But for you, my dear, I'm a gentle lamb

I'll show only the gentle side of me
Always caring in my heart you will be
Yes, I run the ranch hard for all to see
But you will see the gentle side of me

A longhorn can be an ornery cuss
But dear, that will never happen with us
Loving you calls for the most gentle care
And the gentle side of me will be there

- instrumental -

A longhorn can be an ornery cuss
But dear, that will never happen with us
Loving you calls for the most gentle care
And the gentle side of me will be there

All of the ranch hands know that I'm the boss
But when it comes to you, that name I toss
Dear, your sweet love is a command to me   
To show only the gentle side of me

Dear, your sweet love is a command to me   
To show only the gentle side of me
      
Canadian Pacific (Larry W. Jones 09/22/2007) (song#5000)

From east to west, coast to coast, night and day
See the rollin' of big wheels on their way
Diesel hummin' to the engineer's command
The Canadian Pacific is rolling across the land

She's the pride of Canada as she flies
From Montreal across the Great Divide
By Lake Louise and through great deserts dry
Watch as the Canadian Pacific goes rollin' by

The Canadian Pacific goes rollin' down the track
Five thousand miles she rolls out to the coast and back
Five thousand miles to roll, five thousand miles to go
Five thousand miles she rolls out to the coast and back

- instrumental -

Beside the line, a cowboy, in a battered Stetson hat
Farther along, a housewife, hangs clothes on a line out back
They both pause to see a special train as she fairly flies
Watch as the Canadian Pacific goes rollin' by

Hear her whistle blowin' neath Canadian stars at night
Saluting all who crosses and for those who built the track
Remember all the coolies and others who spent their prime
So the Canadian gets to the Pacific on time

The Canadian Pacific goes rollin' down the track
Five thousand miles she rolls out to the coast and back
Five thousand miles to roll, five thousand miles to go
Five thousand miles she rolls out to the coast and back

Watch as the Canadian Pacific goes rollin' by
 
 


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