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Has Anybody Seen My Shadow | Like A Picture Drawn Upon The Mist | Out Of A Buttermilk Colored Sky |
Kenneth Little Red Hayes | Big Bull Johnson | It's Not My Concern | Celebration Waltz | Everybody's Honky Tonk Girl |
Where This Lonely Trail Ends | Heartbreakers Waltz | Gotta Sell Them Cows | Love Like Ours Is Worth Forevermore |
Chalkboard Of My Heart | Blue Shoe Waltz | In The Honky Tonks Of Texas | Stormy Skies | Timeless Trails Of Texas |
Headed Right Down The Wrong Highway | Bartered Heart | Never Summer Mountains | Walk A Little Slower |
Our Love Is On An Earthquake Zone | I'll Be Long Gone | Over And Out | Out On The Range |
Lonely Shadow On A Lonesome Trail | Across The Lone Prairie | Over The Trail To You | Yesterday's Love Affair |
What Difference Does It Make Anyhow | Texas Ruby | Out Of A Dream | Somewhere | Out Of A West Texas Sky |
Bluebonnet Of The Prairie | Fretting Of Getting Over You | Little Worn Snapshot | Letter Bordered In Red |
Just A Step Away From Paradise | Your Love I Needed Best Of All | Dance And Dance | Over The Prairie |
Til The Last Breath | Painting A Small Town Blue | Dusty Stewart Blue Steel Guitar Rag | Sing Me Back To Single |
Hitched To A Drifting Star | Swing In Texas Fiddles | Inside That Heart Of You | Painting Gray Clouds With A Silver Line |
Snap A Cap | Remember Me When They've Forgotten You | Saddle Pal Of My Rocking Horse Days |
My Dream Now Is Gone | Butch And Sundance | Cardboard Cowgirl | Gentle Tranquil Meaning |
That Fine April In The Spring
| Wrapped Weighed And Posted | Pearly Bubbles In The Bottle | Peggy Garland |
Faded Garden Rose | Cowboy Pete And Bonnie Sweet | Cowbell Boogie | Blue Roan | Panhandle Winds |
Herb Remington Steel Guitar Rag | Mem'ries Of May | Bob Wills Western Swing Melody | Sing Gpysy Sing |
Play Me The Wildwood Flower | Teardrop In The Coffee Shop | Every Little Thing Is Big In Texas |
Burning The Bridge Back To You | Moonbeams And Levi Jeans | A Penny For Your Thoughts Tonight |
Farewell Lovely Bonnie | Like A Pony On A Rein | Honk If You Honky Tonk Truck Driver | Dusty Trails At Sundown |
Dragging My Dreams To Mexico | River Wide And Ocean Deep | Brother I'm Broke | Something Far Better |
King Of The Wooden Nickel | Ride Greenhorn Ride | Along The Rio Grande | Wherever Trails May Lead | Cowboy Drifter |
A Robin And A Rose | Watching From The Shadow Of Your Heart | Rock Island Line | Brazos Valley Breakdown |
Roll On Butterfield Stage
| Shine On Prairie Moon | Ace In The Hole Steel Guitar Rag | Most Of The Time |
I'd Trade In All My Yesterdays | Chubby Tubby | My Sweet Rosalie

Rose Of A Day | Pale Moon | Quicksilver Moon | Take My Bones To Tulsa | Cowboy Cease Your Roaming | Alamo Sally |
Texas Cannonball
| Texas Brazos Valley | Make That Guitar Ring For Your Darling | Sunny Sings Country Blues |
Trail Of Heartache | Trail Of Love | Second Rate Cowboy | Hank Williams Is The King | Bunk House Number Nine |
Mine And Only Mine | San Angelo Stroll | Be Happy That You Have What You Have | My Heart Will Break |
Before You Came On The Scene | Crazy Heart | C.C.Rider | Broadcast For My Heart | Transcontinental Railway |
In December's Firelight Glow | I'll Forever Say I Love You | I'll Move Along | Lonesome Cowboy |
Love's Delaying Game | Serenade In Red | Yesterday's Rendezvous | Seven Mile Hill | I Fell For The Wine |
Step Right In
| She Wears My Golden Band | Wrap Your Love In Golden Paper | If My Heart Ever Gets Mended |
Sawmill Town | I Can't Miss Missing You | Cowboys Come A-Ridin' | Sierra Sally | Eyes Of Blue Golden Moon And Purple Sage |
Rainbow Round My Sombrero | I Still Carve Your Name On The Pines | Ernest Tubb | Silver Moon
| Big Collection Of Recollections | Simple Kind Of Cowboy | Waltzing Through My Mind | Whippoorwill Hill |
Snore Snore Snore
| Here She Comes | Song Of The Last Whippoorwill | Big Country In Her Soul |
The Jukebox Called Her Darlin' | Texas Honky Tonk Girl | Sleepy Corral | Dreamy Time Out West |
Softly Blow The Prairie Winds | Down On The Mexico Border | Sing Me Back To The Old Corral |
A Million Moons Ago | Nearly | The Blues Never Go Out Of Style | Tune Of Sadness | Gonna Disappear
| I'm Sitting On Top Of The World | Fool Hearted Me | May You Never Ride Alone | In The Middle Of The Night |
Mighty Mustang | It's Outstanding | Which Cowboy's In Love | Back In My Cowboy Days | It Just Don't Seem Right |
Back On The Trail Again | My Broken Heart Is On The Mend | Sold Down The River | I'm Done With Crying In The Rain |
Gold Of The Moon Turned Into Rust | Some Fine Day | Down The Trail I Go | Heart Made Of Stone |
The Best Love Songs I Wrote For You | Our Old Love Affair | Heartbeat In Rhythm With Mine |
Nobody That Somebody Loves | Faultless Memory | Some Rustler Stole My Cowgirl |
Youll Need Someone To Hold You | Someday When I See You Again | I'll Forget Needing You |
Somewhere Along The Trail
| Saying So Long | Nothing Can Replace My Love For You |
When I Call Out Her Name
| I Can Tell Tell Tell I Do | I Can't Get Around To Getting Over You |
Old Red River Road | Abide Beside Me

 
Has Anybody Seen My Shadow (Larry W. Jones 09/22/2007) (song#5001)

Has anybody seen my shadow 
Was it sad when it passed you by
Ever since someone stole my darlin'
All my shadow and I do is cry

My world has fallen in around me
I no longer have my closest friends
Has anybody seen my shadow
If so then please tell me where he's been

Was my lonely shadow feeling bad
Now folks, I've been hoping that he's not
But his broken dreams are all so sad
And to me it seems that's all he's got

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My world has fallen in around me
I no longer have my closest friends
Has anybody seen my shadow
If so then please tell me where he's been

Has anybody seen my shadow
I've got his old heart here on the shelf
Folks, I just don't know what's the matter
My shadow doesn't even know myself

Has anybody seen my shadow
I've got his old heart here on the shelf
Folks, I just don't know what's the matter
My shadow doesn't even know myself
    
Like A Picture Drawn Upon The Mist (Larry W. Jones 09/22/2007) (song#5002)

Dear, you promised me a true love
And you made me believe it lived
But now you have found a new love
For me, you've no more love to give

Dear, this morning when I woke up
I could see that I was alone
I couldn't find my coffee cup
What I found was your love was gone

The love that you promised, darlin'
Was felt in every little kiss
That promise is done and gone, dear
Like a picture drawn upon the mist

- instrumental -

Dear, this morning when I woke up
I could see that I was alone
I couldn't find my coffee cup
What I found was your love was gone

The love that you promised, darlin'
Was felt in every little kiss
That promise is done and gone, dear
Like a picture drawn upon the mist

That promise is done and gone, dear
Like a picture drawn upon the mist
      
Out Of A Buttermilk Colored Sky (Larry W. Jones 09/23/2007) (song#5003)

Well, I was riding along on my pony
When out of a buttermilk colored sky
Razzle! Dazzle! Boy, my mind was Frazzled!
Sweetheart, my darlin', you came riding by

I was playing my harmonica too
When out of a buttermilk sky of blue
Razzle! Dazzle! Boy, my tune got Frazzled!
Sweetheart cowgirl, when I first looked at you

I remember a cowboy's heart yelling Timber
As I saw you ride across the prairie grass
I'm not really sure but I think I remember
Thinking, wow, that cowgirl sure has a lot of class

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I remember a cowboy's heart yelling Timber
As I saw you ride across the prairie grass
I'm not really sure but I think I remember
Thinking, wow, that cowgirl sure has a lot of class

Well, I was riding along on my pony
When out of a buttermilk colored sky
Razzle! Dazzle! Boy, my mind was Frazzled!
Love hit me like a big buttermilk pie
Out of a buttermilk colored sky

Love hit me like a big buttermilk pie
Out of a buttermilk colored sky
      
Kenneth Little Red Hayes (Larry W. Jones 09/23/2007) (song#5004)

All the cowboys rode in from far away
To the big barn dance where the fiddler played
And when the caller called out, bend the bow
Kenneth "Little Red" Hayes was hot to go

Down by the river when the sun went down
At the barn dance a little ways from town
"Little Red" Hayes played the best western swing
His fiddle wouldn't rest, he made it sing

Cherokee Cowboys played Silver Lake Blues
And "Little Red" Hayes never took a snooze
He resined his bow for Billy Bayou
He could really play the fiddle so true

Down by the river when the sun went down
At the barn dance a little ways from town
"Little Red" Hayes played the best western swing
His fiddle wouldn't rest, he made it sing

Now, one of these days it will come, I know
Ken "Little Red" Hayes will hang up his bow
But he's already set the scene ablaze
We've never seen none like Little Red Hayes

Down by the river when the sun went down
At the barn dance a little ways from town
"Little Red" Hayes played the best western swing
His fiddle wouldn't rest, he made it sing
      
Big Bull Johnson (Larry W. Jones 09/23/2007) (song#5005)

Hear the beat of my nine pound spike hammer
It hurts my side so much that I stammer
I've worked every job for my woman
I'd be better off locked in the slammer

Well, well, southern belle
My nine pound spike hammer is swingin' well
Well, well, southern belle
When I die just bid your old man farewell

Swing a nine pound spike hammer with a bang
Big Bull Johnson is my section gang name
This nine pound spike hammer I swing so well
Is all for my sweet little southern belle

Well, well, southern belle
My nine pound spike hammer is swingin' well
Well, well, southern belle
When I die just bid your old man farewell

There ain't many places where I ain't been
This railroad section gang is one of them
Swing a nine pound spike hammer once again
My future life is lookin' mighty grim

Well, well, southern belle
My nine pound spike hammer is swingin' well
Well, well, southern belle
When I die just bid your old man farewell

Swing a nine pound spike hammer with a bang
Big Bull Johnson is my section gang name
This nine pound spike hammer I swing so well
Is all for my sweet little southern belle
      
It's Not My Concern (Larry W. Jones 09/23/2007) (song#5006)

Hey Joe, did you see her with her new guy
Did she look happy or was her face stern
Oh, I'm sure they'll get along together
Just curious, though it's not my concern

Was she giving anyone else some glances
Joe, did she look back at you in return
Does she still go to honky tonk dances
I just wondered, though it's not my concern

I told her that I could do without her
And without a doubt, I know that is true
Joe, I don't remember much about her
Anyway, her mem'ry won't make me blue

- instrumental -

I told her that I could do without her
And without a doubt, I know that is true
Joe, I don't remember much about her
Anyway, her mem'ry won't make me blue

Well Joe, guess I'll talk to you tomorrow
I've got a lot of old mem'ries to burn
Oh, did she ask if I had any sorrow
Just curious, though it's not my concern

Oh, did she ask if I had any sorrow
Just curious, though it's not my concern
      
Celebration Waltz (Larry W. Jones 09/23/2007) (song#5007)

Darling, you and I just found each other
And with the music sound and lights down low
This could be our last, but dear, I'd rather
Dance forever and never let you go

Darling, let me make this dedication
A yearly Celebration Waltz with you
Each and every day that comes in between
Will be a Celebration Dream come true

So, as we go the years and miles
My love for you will be sincere
I'll make sure you have many smiles
And darling, the fewest of tears
Through the years, may I always dance
The Celebration Waltz with you

- instrumantal -

So, as we go the years and miles
My love for you will be sincere
I'll make sure you have many smiles
And darling, the fewest of tears
Through the years, may I always dance
The Celebration Waltz with you

The Celebration Waltz with you
      
Everybody's Honky Tonk Girl (Larry W. Jones 09/23/2007) (song#5008)

Where there's neon lights for dancing
It seems that you're always in sight
With that old jukebox romancing
Those honky tonk dreams in the night
My darling, you're playing the part
Of like minded fools in the world
You're just anybody's sweetheart
Everybody's honky tonk girl

Dear, you chose the wild side of life
And you have no sorrow or shame
Tomorrow will bring only strife
And you'll have no one else to blame
Your road is somewhere off the chart
You're driving in a darkened world
You're just anybody's sweetheart
Everybody's honky tonk girl

Darling, you know I still love you
And I wish so, that you were near
You're only fishing for the blues
With cowboys crying in their beer
Oh, I know you think that it's smart
To throw to swines your lovely pearls
You're just anybody's sweetheart
Everybody's honky tonk girl

Dear, it's true love that you're shedding
I gave my love and everything 
Please come back from where you're heading
And put back on your golden ring
Dear, we could make a brand new start
And give our love just one more whirl
Don't be just anybody's sweetheart
Don't be everybody's honky tonk girl
      
Where This Lonely Trail Ends (Larry W. Jones 09/23/2007) (song#5009)

I have seen the world in every time zone
Now I'll ride to where this lonely trail ends
No amigos, no casa, all alone
Just riding to where this lonely trail ends

In my saddle, weary, loaded with care
Night and day to where this lonely trail ends
I can't seem to lighten this load I bear
On the way to where this lonely trail ends

A rainbow's end has much treasure and gold
But what I need most is a heartfelt friend
A true love I can have and I can hold
When I get to where this lonely trail ends

- instrumental -

A rainbow's end has much treasure and gold
But what I need most is a heartfelt friend
A true love I can have and I can hold
When I get to where this lonely trail ends

Someone might be there waiting alone
I won't know until this lonely trail ends
All I know is that I can't go back home
So I'll go to where this lonely trail ends

Someone might be there waiting alone
I won't know until this lonely trail ends
All I know is that I can't go back home
So I'll go to where this lonely trail ends
      
Heartbreakers Waltz (Larry W. Jones 09/23/2007) (song#5010)

The dance had just started
Love's roles were uncharted
Now console the departed
From the Heartbreakers Waltz

Lessons for tomorrow
Don't beg, steal or borrow
A heart meant for sorrow
With the Heartbreakers Waltz

I wondered if ever
From this one endeavor
Would your love still be true
Now I know it's never

The dance went by swiftly
My hopes you were lifting
Until they went drifting
With the Heartbreakers Waltz

- instrumental -

I wondered if ever
From this one endeavor
Would your love still be true
Now I know it's never

The dance went by swiftly
My hopes you were lifting
Until they went drifting
With the Heartbreakers Waltz

My dreams all went drifting
With the Heartbreakers Waltz
      
Gotta Sell Them Cows (Larry W. Jones 09/24/2007) (song#5011)

When I was almost five my Daddy would strive
To learn me about the birds and bees in life
Son, you cain't go around lookin' at the ground
And be real careful now 'bout hookin' a wife
Go and have your fun but listen son
The whole money world is full of lies
You've gotta sell them cows before they die
And the milk before it dries

Now ol' cowboy Bill with some time to kill
He rode way out on the Chisholm trail alone
His old pony quit when he bit the bit
And ol' cowboy Bill had to walk back home
It was then he said to his trail boss Fred
Don't be surprised when I tell my goodbyes
You've gotta sell them cows before they die
And the milk before it dries

Now, cowboy Vance went to the big barn dance
With both his cowboy boots all shined as well
He saw Mary Lou and fell in love, it's true
The rest of the story only he can tell
Mary Lou, his wife, led him a life of strife
And cowboy Vance forgot the dance and cried
You've gotta sell them cows before they die
And the milk before it dries

Now son, the lesson learned is don't get burned
Before the page is turned you've gotta get wise
You've gotta sell them cows before they die
And the milk before it dries
      
Love Like Ours Is Worth Forevermore (Larry W. Jones 024/20079 (song#5012)

Dear, it's very clear to me
Nary an end do I see
Our love is not for just a day
Or just a thousand years
Hairdos and fashions of fancy clothes
Both of us agree
May just be fading fancies
And in time may disappear

However, my darling dear
Our true love won't go away
Darling, it will stay
For at least forever and a day
High mountains may crumble
For they are only made of earth
Yes darling, they are only made of earth
But love like ours is worth forevermore

- instrumental -

Hairdos and fashions of fancy clothes
Both of us agree
May just be fading fancies
And in time may disappear

High mountains may crumble
For they are only made of earth
Yes darling, they are only made of earth
But love like ours is worth forevermore
      
Chalkboard Of My Heart (Larry W. Jones 09/24/2007) (song#5013)

When I was just a little lad
I went to my new writing class
I didn't write words that were sad
But with sweet love words I did pass
I held the chalk and drew two hearts
One heart for you and one for me
But you broke my chalk in two parts
And erased those love words from me

I'm now grown but I can't forget
And those big bitter tears still start
I think of you, and with regret
That empty chalkboard of my heart
I'm settled for the way things are
But like nettles of stinging darts
Careless words drove my dreams afar
And broke the chalkboard of my heart

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If you'd have loved me as you should
My poor heart wouldn't feel this way
Maybe you just misunderstood
When you erased those words away
Out across my floor I still walk
Thinking of my love words then
But I can't write with broken chalk
On the chalkboard of my heart again

I'm settled for the way things are
But like nettles of stinging darts
Careless words drove my dreams afar
And broke the chalkboard of my heart
      
Blue Shoe Waltz (Larry W. Jones 09/24/2007) (song#5014)

I rode into town right about twilight
So I could hear the cowboy swing band play
I met a lovely princess there that night
And I still dream of her until this day

She was dressed in blue and her shoes were too
We waltzed to music that the swing band played
I looked in blue eyes and before I knew
A girl in blue shoes stole my heart away

I think back at how fast the time just flew
Waltzing with a princess in blue shoes that I met
She was dressed in blue and her eyes were too
Our dancing to the Blue Shoe Waltz I can't forget

- instrumental -

She was dressed in blue and her shoes were too
We waltzed to music that the swing band played
I looked in blue eyes and before I knew
A girl in blue shoes stole my heart away

Blue were her shoes and so blue were her eyes
I still see a blue dress on a princess I adore
Oh, I would be in cowboy paradise
If I could dance with her
The Blue Shoe Waltz once more

Oh, I would be in cowboy paradise
If I could dance with her
The Blue Shoe Waltz once more
      
In The Honky Tonks Of Texas (Larry W. Jones 09/24/2007) (song#5015)

Neon lights are lit up bright
In the honky tonks of Texas
Cowgirls bloom, juke boxes croon
In the honky tonks of Texas

Lone Star beer brings the cheer
In the honky tonks of Texas
Cowboys cry till their eyes go dry
In the honky tonks of Texas

Songs of purple sage, all the rage
In the honky tonks of Texas
Act your age, blow your wage
In the honky tonks of Texas

Steel guitars ring western swing
In the honky tonks of Texas
Two-step scoots with cowboy boots
In the honky tonks of Texas

Square dance calls for Texans tall
In the honky tonks of Texas
Well that's about all, come Y'all
In the honky tonks of Texas
      
Stormy Skies (Larry W. Jones 09/24/2007) (song#5016)

Stormy skies, I ain't seen nothin' like it
Poor ol' Dan, now guide me on straight tonight
Don't want these cattle to get washed away
When that dry wash fills up like a high tide

All the grass will be covered 'fore too long
We gotta keep this herd a-movin' on
Rain a-blowin' sideways through the night air
We sure could use some weather clear and fair
Stormy skies are bad, might take all we had
Dan, gotta move this herd along somewhere

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All the grass will be covered 'fore too long
We gotta keep this herd a-movin' on

Well, I went on this cattle drive without a care
Trail boss said I had better leave my dreams back there
Drivin' longhorns, heifers and doggies off the range
Stormy skies don't look like they're ever gonna change
Looked for fair skies ahead, got stormy skies instead
A cowboy could die underneath these stormy skies

These tears here in my eyes are rain from stormy skies
Rain from stormy skies
      
Timeless Trails Of Texas (Larry W. Jones 09/24/2007) (song#5017)

The old timeless trails of Texas
Are cowboy pathways of renown
They rode herd on longhorn cattle
Down old trails the cattle had found

Up to Kansas City and St Louis
The east-Tex Shawnee Trail was nice and green
Young and old cowpunchers drove the longhorns
Along the Chisholm Trail to Abilene
Time races on but can't erase
The old timeless trails of Texas

The old Western Trail led to Dodge City
Queen of the Cowtowns, the new place was called
Most of the way it wasn't very pretty
But cowboys rode the trail in saddles tall
Time races on but can't erase
The old timeless trails of Texas

Now, Charles Goodnight and Oliver Loving
Spun those west Texas to Wyoming tales
Their bold blazed trail kept the cattle moving
All along the old Goodnight-Loving Trail
Time races on but can't erase
The old timeless trails of Texas

The old timeless trails of Texas
Are part of history where they belong
Written on the faces of old cowboys
And on all the pages of Texas songs
Time races on but can't erase
The old timeless trails of Texas

Time races on but can't erase
The old timeless trails of Texas
      
Headed Right Down The Wrong Highway (Larry W. Jones 09/25/2007) (song#5018)

Plentiful darlin's but none that stayed true
But they might say that concerning me too
I spent all my money, just threw it away
And I'm headed right down the wrong highway

I lost all my friends and now I'm alone 
Seems there's no end to things going wrong
Rye whiskey don't help when blue skies turn gray
And I'm headed right down the wrong highway

Not enough cheers and both eyes full of tears
Burned too many candles throughout the years
I know it's not right but I'm here to stay
And I'm headed right down the wrong highway

- instrumental -

I lost all my friends and now I'm alone 
Seems there's no end to things going wrong
Rye whiskey don't help when blue skies turn gray
And I'm headed right down the wrong highway

I've lost it all and I've lost all my pals
I've lost all the love from all of those gals
All that I've dreaded is with me today
And I'm headed right down the wrong highway

All that I've dreaded is with me today
And I'm headed right down the wrong highway
      
Bartered Heart (Larry W. Jones 09/25/2007) (song#5019)

I bartered a heart filled with love
For lips filled with empty kisses
That you were just casting away
I bartered dreams of a lifetime
For what seems to be just lost time
That I spent with you every day

Dear, I thought that you would be there
To keep me from feeling so blue
Now my heart knows you didn't care
And you didn't care to be true
I know you're filled up with your pride
And you don't need me by your side
But lips filled with empty kisses
Emptied my heart of love for you

The love that I gave you was true
But I guess that's gone out of style
I didn't know little things about you
That were big mistakes by a mile
Golden dreams are now colored blue
And my poor heart now is on trial

Well, it's time that we said goodbye
I need to see happier days
Those days when I had a good cry 
Sure has made my broken heart pay
I bartered a heart filled with love
For lips filled with empty kisses
That you were just casting away
      
Never Summer Mountains (Larry W. Jones 09/30/2007) (song#5020)

Colorado has majestic mountains
In summer they can be so warm
But there is one special range of mountains
Where the snow fields forever form

There's never no summer in the Never Summer Mountains
Or so the old Ute Chieftan said
You must bury me in Kawuneeche Valley
When all the buffalo are dead

There's never no summer in the Never Summer Mountains
The alpine peaks are way too tall
But down in the peaceful Kawuneeche Valley
There is heard the big bull elk's call

- instrumental -

Many Ute and Arapahoe lived there
In the shadow of mountain peaks divine
Their life was peaceful and without a care
Until the white man came in summertime

There's never no summer in the Never Summer Mountains
The alpine peaks are way too tall
But down in the peaceful Kawuneeche Valley
There is heard the big bull elk's call

There's never no summer in the Never Summer Mountains
Or so the old Ute Chieftan said
You must bury me in Kawuneeche Valley
When all the buffalo are dead
      
Walk A Little Slower (Larry W. Jones 09/30/2007) (song#5021)

You've gotta walk a little slower
If you're gonna know 'er
And open her heart up for you wide
You've gotta walk a little slower
Be a love seed grower
To know she'll be walkin' by your side

You don't wanna waste your life
Out there a-runnin' around
And found on some dead end road
While your best friend, lovin' wife
Is always gonna be found
At home a-carryin' the load

You've gotta walk a little slower
If you're gonna know 'er
And open her heart up for you wide
You've gotta walk a little slower
Be a love seed grower
To know she'll be walkin' by your side

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You've gotta know that love ain't just a game
One that losers play
Cause when you lose, you're gonna get the blues
When she walks away

You've gotta walk a little slower
If you're gonna know 'er
And open her heart up for you wide
You've gotta walk a little slower
Be a love seed grower
To know she'll be walkin' by your side

You've gotta walk a little slower
If you're gonna know 'er
And open her heart up for you wide
You've gotta walk a little slower
Be a love seed grower
To know she'll be walkin' by your side
      
Our Love Is On An Earthquake Zone (Larry W. Jones 09/30/2007) (song#5022)

What's that sound that I hear comin'
And what's that feelin' in my soul
Something is pressing mighty strong
It's bound to take a mighty toll

Darlin', what's that look in your eyes
I see it every time we meet
I feel the earth begin to rise
And I'm unsteady on my feet

Our love is on an earthquake zone
Dear, I can tell it by your tone
And you must think that I'm so blind
Not to notice the daily grind

You've been tossin' up a tremblor
You've been dousin' every ember
Darlin', I hope it ain't too late
For you to remember our love

- instrumental -

Now there's a dark cloud a-formin'
And I can see it's lined with pain
Your love is no longer warmin'
And I just know it's gonna rain

Our love is on an earthquake zone
Dear, I can tell it by your tone
And you must think that I'm so blind
Not to notice the daily grind

You've been tossin' up a tremblor
You've been dousin' every ember
Darlin', I hope it ain't too late
For you to remember our love

Our love is on an earthquake zone
Dear, I can tell it by your tone
Our love is on an earthquake zone
Our love is on an earthquake zone
Our love is on an earthquake zone
      
I'll Be Long Gone (Larry W. Jones 10/01/2007) (song#5023)

I'll be long gone since you don't need me
Dear, I'll be long gone since you don't care
I can't live with broken promises
I'll be long gone for another love that's fair

I'll be long gone since you don't need me
I'll be long gone for new parts unknown
If nights get long, remember, darling
True love has flown from you and is now long gone

Before I go dear, I have some questions
How long did you hide with your disguise
How long my dear, did you not need me
How long did you hide all of your lies

- instrumental -

Before I go dear, I have some questions
How long did you hide with your disguise
How long my dear, did you not need me
How long did you hide all of your lies

I'll be long gone since you don't need me
I'll be long gone for new parts unknown
If nights get long, remember, darling
True love has flown from you and is now long gone
      
Over And Out (Larry W. Jones 10/01/2007) (song#5024)

(Over and out in the cold again)

That love song was sung so sweetly
The one that became our refrain
Now it's all over completely
Over and out in the cold again

I thought love would always be here
Out of stormy weather and rain
Now love is over, far from near
Over and out in the cold again

Dear, it hurts my heart to be no part of love that's new
And I can't convert my heart away from loving you
I needed your love around me
Just to keep me out of the rain
Now it's over dear, you've found me
Over and out in the cold again

- instrumental -

(Dear, it hurts my heart to be no part of love that's new)
(And I can't convert my heart away from loving you)
I needed your love around me
Just to keep me out of the rain
Now it's over dear, you've found me
Over and out in the cold again

Over and out
Over and out
Over and out in the cold again
      
Out On The Range (Larry W. Jones 10/01/2007) (song#5025)

If I need to lose these big town blues
And I get the feeling for a change
I saddle my pony, change my shoes
Put on my boots and ride out on the range

Breathin' big town air is not big fun
Before the sun goes down in the west
Out where wild coyotes like to run
I ride alone and think of what is best

When the big town closes in on me
For me, that's the right time to exchange
Life that's running too fast, and at last
Put on my boots and ride out on the range

- instrumental -

Breathin' big town air is not big fun
Before the sun goes down in the west
Out where wild coyotes like to run
I ride alone and think of what is best

I know that life wasn't meant to be
Just a commodity stock exchange
And the best of life is life that's free
Just my pony and me out on the range

And the best of life is life that's free
Just my pony and me out on the range 
      
Lonely Shadow On A Lonesome Trail (Larry W. Jones 10/01/2007) (song#5026)

In the evening when the sun goes down
I ride out on the trail
The twilight comes stealing over me
And shadows then prevail
My silhouette seems to sadly mock
Every tear in detail
And as I ride along, I cast a
Lonely shadow on a lonesome trail

My shadow is always where I ride
No matter where I go
It always hides out in the twilight
And waits for me, I know
It follows me out to the far rim
Yes it does, without fail
It doesn't matter what I call him
Lonely shadow on a lonesome trail

I ride along and watch my shadow
A dark and dying flame
He just twists and turns like the wind goes
I think he feels my pain
I'm trying to elude a mem'ry
But my heart knows too well
What will always follow me is a
Lonely shadow on a lonesome trail

The picture of a love that's been lost
And all our future plans
Are as broken as a cowboy tossed
In burning desert sands
My poor heart is buried with my dreams
In this dark twilight veil
My life will be, it surely seems a
Lonely shadow on a lonesome trail
      
Across The Lone Prairie (Larry W. Jones 10/02/2007) (song#5027)

Across the lone prairie under the sun
That is where I let my young pony run
Montana skies above makes green grass grow
My strong pony goes where he wants to go

Cottonwood trees reach for the passing breeze
While folks in cities find nothing to please
Out here I feel that I own everything
I'll follow the trail and see what it brings

Across the lone prairie the air is clean
Who could ask for more than this western scene
Montana skies are as blue as can be
Out on the trail I am happy and free

- instrumental -

Across the lone prairie the air is clean
Who could ask for more than this western scene
Montana skies are as blue as can be
Out on the trail I am happy and free

Across the lone prairie I see the glow
As the western sun is now setting low
Across the lone prairie I see a dream
For I now see my true love come riding
Across the lone prairie to me
      
Over The Trail To You (Larry W. Jones 10/02/2007) (song#5028)

You'll see me riding, my darling
Over the trail to you
For I'm riding night and morning
Over the trail to you

The red Texas sun is sinking
As of one I'm thinking
With only one more dawn I'll be
Over the trail to you

How I have missed you, my darling
I long to be with you
You are worth my every journey
Over the trail to you

- instrumental -

How I have missed you, my darling
I long to be with you
You are worth my every journey
Over the trail to you

Each milepost I pass with yearning
Each post marks love's returning
My arms are reaching, my darling
Over the trail to you

Each milepost I pass with yearning
Each post marks love's returning
My arms are reaching, my darling
Over the trail to you
      
Yesterday's Love Affair (Larry W. Jones 10/02/2007) (song#5029)

You seemed so close and I held you so tight
But I should have known that I should beware
Of these dreams when I now only can dream
Of yesterday's love affair

I'm still here alone with my dreams, my dear
Darling, you left me here without a care
Lonely dawns shed light that I only dream
Of yesterday's love affair

My heart feels so empty now that you're gone
It pleads for your love from twilight til dawn
You felt divine when I held you last night
Darling, don't you know these dreams just aren't right

- instrumental -

I'm still here alone with my dreams, my dear
Darling, you left me here without a care
Lonely dawns shed light that I only dream
Of yesterday's love affair

How I hate to face every empty today
For nobody sees and nobody cares
That every night I go to bed and dream
Of yesterday's love affair

How I hate to face every empty today
For nobody sees and nobody cares
That every night I go to bed and dream
Of yesterday's love affair
      
What Difference Does It Make Anyhow (Larry W. Jones 10/02/2007) (song#5030)

What difference does it make anyhow
As to whatever life may hand me
Dear, I'll survive without you somehow
Though my mind is not completely free
Darling, don't worry over broken vows
What difference does it make anyhow

It wasn't long ago when we met, dear
It wasn't long and we fell in love
Therefore it wasn't long for those tears
To fall like tears from a lonesome dove
But that was yesterday, this is now
What difference does it make anyhow

- instrumental -

We have now gone our separate ways
The love song that we sang is now through
I will find a way out of this maze
I don't know who to blame, me or you
There's no use looking behind the plow
What difference does it make anyhow

Under the bridge much water has run
But I will forget and you will too
Time has a way with the setting sun
Of forgetting things that we once knew
I'll go on alone if time allows
What difference does it make anyhow
      
Texas Ruby (Larry W. Jones 10/02/2007) (song#5031)

There's a lady singing country songs
In all the bars around San Antone
She's been singing her songs there so long
That the bars are Texas Ruby's home

Texas Ruby sings the saddest songs
That all the sad cowboys want to hear
Texas Ruby sings the saddest songs
While cowboys are crying in their beer

Texas Ruby, won't you sing for me
All your saddest country melodies
Texas Ruby, lady can't you see
She's left and long gone away from me

- instrumental -

Ruby, you've been singing for so long
I've heard you sometimes until the dawn
Texas Ruby, I am just like you
Now these bars are this sad cowboy's home

Texas Ruby sings the saddest songs
That all the sad cowboys want to hear
Texas Ruby sings the saddest songs
While cowboys are crying in their beer

Texas Ruby, won't you sing for me
All your saddest country melodies
Texas Ruby, lady can't you see
She's left and long gone away from me

Texas Ruby sings the saddest songs
      
Out Of A Dream (Larry W. Jones 10/02/2007) (song#5032)

Out of a dream and into my arms you will fly
You will come as twilight comes, soft and very shy
Out of a dream and into a calm velvet night
When the full moon is low and stars are shining bright
Then out of a dream you will fly
Into my arms and in my life
 
No more will I have to make believe
You will finally be here
You will fly in on a summer's eve
From a twilight dream, my dear
No more will I have to kiss a dream
For I will be kissing you
You will fly in on a summer's eve
From the twilight velvet blue

- instrumental -

No more will I have to kiss a dream
For I will be kissing you
You will fly in on a summer's eve
From the twilight velvet blue

Out of a dream and into my arms you will fly
You will come as twilight comes, soft and very shy
Out of a dream and into a calm velvet night
When the full moon is low and stars are shining bright
Then out of a dream you will fly
Into my arms and in my life
      
Somewhere (Larry W. Jones 10/02/2007) (song#5033)

You left me and went to somewhere
You took my heart somewhere from me
Your schemes and my dreams went somewhere
Somewhere so far that I can't see

If you should return from somewhere
And I'm still in your memory
Return my heart dear, from somewhere
And from lonely tears set me free 

I expected that you'd be directed
By some new love to be untrue
No one can explain why it rains
From skies that should be always blue

- instrumental -

You left me and went to somewhere
You took my heart somewhere from me
Your schemes and my dreams went somewhere
Somewhere so far that I can't see

If you should return from somewhere
And I'm still in your memory
Return my heart dear, from somewhere
And from lonely tears set me free
      
Out Of A West Texas Sky (Larry W. Jones 10/02/2007) (song#5034)

Bright moon in a western sky
Shining down where cowboys ride
Shine down on the old corral
But wake not the blue eyed gal
Dreaming of her cowboy bold
On a saddle made of gold
Singing cowboy songs out there
To his blue eyed love so fair

From west Texas desert sands
To the valley vinyard lands
My darling, there we will go
Where the Texas breezes blow
Palm trees wave a welcome hand
Down along the Rio Grande
Blue skies with a sunset glow
Bid us darling, gently go

My sweet west Texas maiden
With love my heart is laden
My dreams are of your glory
Dreams of love's sweetest longings
A cowboy's fancies thronging
In cowboy songs and stories
See the full moon beguiling
See the twinkling stars smiling

As my sweet darling slumbers
A cowboy's sentimental
Dreams that are ever gentle
Are born where true love can fly
Out of a west Texas sky
      
Bluebonnet Of The Prairie (Larry W. Jones 10/02/2007) (song#5035)

Out on the Chisholm trail long ago
As the western sun was sinking low
A cowboy answered his cattle call
It was in the springtime month of May
When new bluebonnets begin to grow
It was then in spring that she recalls
His words when he said he loved her so

You're my bluebonnet of the prairie
A flower blooming for only me
Blue are your eyes, as Texas skies too
My bluebonnet, I'll return to you
You're my bluebonnet of the prairie
A flower blooming for only me

A letter arrived from Abilene
The trail boss wrote this in pencil lead
Your cowboy fell from a mustang mean
I regret to write that he is dead
With such great shock and her sad surprise
Teardrops began to dim her blue eyes
As she remembered the words he said

You're my bluebonnet of the prairie
A flower blooming for only me
Blue are your eyes, as Texas skies too
My bluebonnet, I'll return to you
You're my bluebonnet of the prairie
A flower blooming for only me

Now he will never return to her
And never more will he wear his spurs
The cowboy's ride in the month of May
Was the end of a true cowboy's way
A cowboy answered his cattle call
It was then in spring that she recalls
His words when he said he loved her so

You're my bluebonnet of the prairie
A flower blooming for only me
Blue are your eyes, as Texas skies too
My bluebonnet, I'll return to you
You're my bluebonnet of the prairie
A flower blooming for only me
      
Fretting Of Getting Over You (Larry W. Jones 10/02/2007) (song#5036)

I'm fretting of getting over you
And darling, now more and more I cry
Because every time I hear your name
My poor heart tells me it wants to die
I'm forgetting how to live again
My dear, since I'm without you, it seems
The more I'm letting you in my dreams

There are no moments when you are not
Still in my heart and still on my mind
And I do not dare to take a chance
To look for a new love I can't find
I'm regretting that my world is blue
Please forgive me for being so blind
I'm fretting of getting over you

- instrumental -

I'm forgetting how to live again
My dear, since I'm without you, it seems
The more I'm letting you in my dreams

There are no moments when you are not
Still in my heart and still on my mind
And I do not dare to take a chance
To look for a new love I can't find
I'm regretting that my world is blue
Please forgive me for being so blind
I'm fretting of getting over you
      
Little Worn Snapshot (Larry W. Jones 10/03/2007) (song#5037)

I have a little worn snapshot of you
Wrapped in a piece of paper colored gold
It's not here to remind me why I'm blue
But it reminds me of a love that's cold

This little snapshot's pleasing to my eye
And it brings back memories dear, of you
But as time goes by, I still sit and cry
Over a little worn snapshot of you

If I stop and think, I then shed a tear
I look at your little snapshot so small
It reminds me once more that you're not here 
And that's when I know more teardrops will fall

- instrumental -

If I stop and think, I then shed a tear
I look at your little snapshot so small
It reminds me once more that you're not here 
And that's when I know more teardrops will fall

This little snapshot's pleasing to my eye
And it brings back memories dear, of you
But as time goes by, I still sit and cry
Over a little worn snapshot of you

But as time goes by, I still sit and cry
Over a little worn snapshot of you
      
Letter Bordered In Red (Larry W. Jones 10/03/2007) (song#5038)

I was sitting at my table Monday
With no care and everything going well
When I saw the postman coming my way
And he was a happy guy, I could tell

He rang the bell and waited patiently
I opened the door to, Good Morning Fred
I wondered what this delivery could be
He gave me a letter bordered in red

The writing was on Mama's page of blue
I slowly read the words dear Mama said
Come home son, your dear old Mama needs you
Come home son, your dear old Papa is dead

Papa's last words said don't be forsaking
To return home son, from the paths you tread
Now son, your old Mama's heart is breaking
As I send this letter bordered in red

To my sorrow Papa had passed away
Any joy in my life seemed to have fled
When the postman brought this letter Monday
That said, come home son, your Papa is dead

Many harsh words when I left were spoken
If I could only take them back instead
Apologies for a tie that's broken
I write in a letter bordered in red
      
Just A Step Away From Paradise (Larry W. Jones 10/03/2007) (song#5039)

I pass your house in my disguise
Hiding tears falling from my eyes
Feeling my heart beat as it cries
Just a step away from paradise

Your new love seems so happy too
I wish the best for him and you
I wish for dreams that can't come true
Just a step away from paradise

Dear, at your wedding I put on a show
To keep from showing I was crying low
I miss kissing lips that another owns
And what good are vows that can't now be known
This can't be good to always walk alone
Just a step away from paradise

- instrumental -

Your new love seems so happy too
I wish the best for him and you
I wish for dreams that can't come true
Just a step away from paradise

Dear, at your wedding I put on a show
To keep from showing I was crying low
I miss kissing lips that another owns
And what good are vows that can't now be known
This can't be good to always walk alone
Just a step away from paradise

Just a step away from paradise
      
Your Love I Needed Best Of All (Larry W. Jones 10/03/2007) (song#5040)

Some things in life never need spoken
We all know that Winter follows Fall
But plans that we made are now broken
Your love dear, I needed best of all

Best of all I needed your love, dear
All year, including Winter and Fall
But you left me here with lonely tears
To see you go hurt me worst of all

Folks are searching for the rainbow's end
A gold treasure that hides from us all
What we need is a lover and friend
It's your love I needed best of all

- instrumental -

Best of all I needed your love, dear
All year, including Winter and Fall
But you left me here with lonely tears
To see you go hurt me worst of all

Folks are searching for the rainbow's end
A gold treasure that hides from us all
What we need is a lover and friend
It's your love I needed best of all

What we need is a lover and friend
It's your love I needed best of all
      
Dance And Dance (Larry W. Jones 10/03/2007) (song#5041)

I went to the barn dance on Friday night
All the best rodeo cowboys were there
If there was no chance to be number one
Then the big barn dance wouldn't be no fun
If there was no chance to be number one
Then the big barn dance wouldn't be no fun
If there was no chance to be number one
Then the big barn dance wouldn't be no fun

Then I saw her dancing
Prettiest cowgirl with skirt awhirl
I said, darlin', come and do the two-step with me
And be my cowgirl
I said, darlin', come and do the two-step with me
And be my cowgirl
I said, darlin', come and do the two-step with me
And be my cowgirl

- instrumental -

Then I saw her dancing
Prettiest cowgirl with skirt awhirl
I said, darlin', come and do the two-step with me
And be my cowgirl

She said she'd be happy
To give my heart a whirl
She would dance and dance and dance and dance
And be my cowgirl
She would dance and dance and dance and dance
And be my cowgirl
She would dance and dance and dance and dance
And be my cowgirl
      
Over The Prairie (Larry W. Jones 10/07/2007) (song#5042)

Over the prairie, across the wide range
I'll never exchange
The cowgirl waiting for me

I'll ford every river, ignore every cloud
Pull my hat down low when the winds blow loud
Over the prairie, across the wide range
I'll never exchange
The cowgirl waiting for me

Tell the desert sands and tall prairie grass
That I'd give my all for my darling lass
Over the prairie, across the wide range
I'll never exchange
The cowgirl waiting for me

- instrumental -

Tell the harvest moon in the prairie sky
The whippoorwill as he goes flying by
Over the prairie, across the wide range
I'll never exchange
The cowgirl waiting for me

As I ride through the purple sage twilight
Deep in my heart is her love held so tight
Over the prairie, across the wide range
I'll never exchange
The cowgirl waiting for me
      
Til The Last Breath (Larry W. Jones 10/07/2007) (song#5043)

(One devotion, one treasure, one love forever)
(One love for two hearts til the last breath do we part)

(Him)
Holding no others til the last breath do we part
Wherever life's roads may lead, love's code I will heed
Dear, my heart to you will be true
Because you are the best part of my every deed
Life would be nothing without you

(Both)
Holding no others my dear each day, come what may
We will never feel loneliness
Life's roads may get rough but they won't get in the way
On our highway to happinness
(Him)
Whether rich or poor, dear I'll be wealthy with you
Under heavenly skies above
(Her)
For there will be no disguise in a heart that's true
As long as I have your sweet love

(Him)
And I became the wealthiest girl in the world
When you exchanged those vows with me
Every day with you dear, is paradise on earth
And gold could never buy that key
(Her)
Darling, I am yours to hold and to forever keep
Under heavenly skies above
For there will be no disguise and my eyes won't weep
As long as I have your sweet love

(One devotion, one treasure, one love forever)
(One love for two hearts til the last breath do we part)

(Both)
Til the last breath do we part
      
Painting A Small Town Blue (Larry W. Jones 10/07/2007) (song#5044)

Well, I used to drive the fast lane
Now I just drive on blacktop roads
I know it don't feel quite the same
But I'm rid of those heavy loads
Now I listen to the bluebirds
As they go winging freely by
But once in awhile it occurs
That I recall another time

And that's when I get so restless
And that's when I drive back downtown
Cruise the same old drag down Broadway
End up at the same turn-a-round
I know it all sounds a bit strange
It's so sad but it's all too true
I'm still dreaming of the fast lane
While I'm painting a small town blue

I still drive down by the river
And take out my old fishing pole
But peace of mind I find never
Coming from that old fishing hole
And I still walk along the stream
A mile or two around the bend
Guess I'm still looking for that dream
Somewhere down at the rainbow's end

- instrumental -

And that's when I get so restless
And that's when I drive back downtown
Tune the radio to country 
End up with the same cryin' sound
I know it all sounds a bit strange
It's so sad but it's all too true
I'm still dreaming of the fast lane
While I'm painting a small town blue

I know it all sounds a bit strange
It's so sad but it's all too true
I'm still dreaming of the fast lane
While I'm painting a small town blue
      
Dusty Stewart Blue Steel Guitar Rag (Larry W. Jones 10/08/2007) (song#5045) 

When he gets down on a honky tonk sound
Everybody knows that blue steel man's tag
They all stay around just to hear Ralph play
That Dusty Stewart Blue Steel Guitar Rag

Dusty Stewart played for all of the Hanks
Hank Locklin, Hank Thompson and all the rest
When it comes to names in the Hall of Fame
Dusty is there among the steelers best

Dusty slides the steel and the music peals
From a double blue Carter eight and five
You'll cry in your beer every time you hear
That Dusty Stewart Blue Steel Guitar Rag

- instrumental -

Dusty slides the steel and the music peals
From a double blue Carter eight and five
You'll cry in your beer every time you hear
That Dusty Stewart Blue Steel Guitar Rag

If you ever go to an Opry show
Look for a steeler with a Texas flag
Just watch his fingers go and then you'll know
That Dusty Stewart Blue Steel Guitar Rag

Just watch his fingers go and then you'll know
That Dusty Stewart Blue Steel Guitar Rag
      
Sing Me Back To Single (Larry W. Jones 10/08/2007) (song#5046)

Sing me back to single, any old sad song will do
Even rhyme or jingle, as long as it sounds blue
Bring me back a beer, make it more than one or two
Sing me back to single, for an old love that's untrue

Sing it for a lady who used to be my wife
Sing it for the shady honky tonk side of life
She used to say she loved me when our love began
Sing me back to single, a solitary man

Sing me back to single, before my poor heart dies
Stale beer intermingles with pale tears from my eyes
If you happen to see her, give her a sweet kiss
Sing me back to single, for someone I still miss

- instrumental -

Sing it for a lady who used to be my wife
Sing it for the shady honky tonk side of life
She used to say she loved me when our love began
Sing me back to single, a solitary man

She always looked so lovely when she was my bride
Now I look so lonely since she's not by my side
I still live in yesterday when her love was real
Sing me back to single, cause love has been repealed
      
Hitched To A Drifting Star (Larry W. Jones 10/08/2007) (song#5047)

My wagon is hitched to a drifting star
A drifting star, a drifting star
My wagon is hitched to a drifting star
And that's just where you will find me

A pony is made for riding
And I know I'm the drifting kind
Now, every place that I have seen
Seems better when it's far behind

My wagon is hitched to a drifting star
A drifting star, a drifting star
My wagon is hitched to a drifting star
And that's just where you will find me

Now, a home can hold you captive
When it's just a homestead only
Sometimes one must be adaptive
When his love has left him lonely
Old homesteads are made for leaving
When a man's choices are too few
And there ain't no use in grieving
Over dreams that did not come true

- instrumental -

Old homesteads are made for leaving
When a man's choices are too few
And there ain't no use in grieving
Over dreams that did not come true

My wagon is hitched to a drifting star
A drifting star, a drifting star
My wagon is hitched to a drifting star
And that's just where you will find me

My wagon is hitched to a drifting star
And that's just where you will find me
      
Swing In Texas Fiddles (Larry W. Jones 10/08/2007) (song#5048)

A man came down from Tennessee in the Spring
To see what he could see about Western Swing
He asked all Texans for miles and miles around
How do Y'all get that Texas Western Swing sound

You've gotta put some swing in Texas fiddles
If you wanna get that Texas western swing
And Texas has that swing in Texas fiddles
Where Bob Wills is still the king of Western Swing

And of course you've gotta have a steel guitar
If you wanna make the barn dance rafters ring
And Texas has the fiddles and steel guitars
Where Bob Wills is still the king of Western Swing

- instrumental -

Well, the man from Tennessee went on back home
And he told them one and all what he had seen
Put swing in Texas fiddles and steel guitars
And it's the best music that has ever been

You've gotta put some swing in Texas fiddles
If you wanna get that Texas western swing
And Texas has that swing in Texas fiddles
Where Bob Wills is still the king of Western Swing

And of course you've gotta have a steel guitar
If you wanna make the barn dance rafters ring
And Texas has the fiddles and steel guitars
Where Bob Wills is still the king of Western Swing

- instrumental -

You've gotta put some swing in Texas fiddles
If you wanna get that Texas western swing
And Texas has that swing in Texas fiddles
Where Bob Wills is still the king of Western Swing
      
Inside That Heart Of You (Larry W. Jones 10/08/2007) (song#5049)

Darlin', you've got to figure it out
It's as easy as eating some cake
Darlin', you've got to figure it out 
Before my heart breaks
Now darlin', all you need is some room
A secret place where you can begin
All you have to do is look within
And that's all it takes

Just help me look for a sunny day
Any little pretty day will do
Don't need any storms comin' my way
Darlin', I just need to lose these blues
Don't bother looking up your old friends
Cause you don't need somebody who's new
Now, all I need is to know just when
You'll have me inside that heart of you

- instrumental -

Now darlin', I have a dream
And I hope that you do too
Cause I'm running out of steam
Being so alone and blue

Just help me look for a sunny day
Any little pretty day will do
Don't need any storms comin' my way
Darlin', I just need to lose these blues
Don't bother looking up your old friends
Cause you don't need somebody who's new
Now, all I need is to know just when
You'll have me inside that heart of you
      
Painting Gray Clouds With A Silver Line (Larry W. Jones 10/08/2007) (song#5050)

When I make believe I'm happy
I sure wish things turned out that way
But I'm only fooling this heart of mine
I'm painting gray clouds with a silver line

When I try to suppress a tear
The cry behind it I still hear
I know it's just a lie that I design
I'm painting gray clouds with a silver line

I'm just painting the sky all blue
Trying to hide my grief
I'm just painting a dream untrue
Just trying to believe

- instrumental -

When I try to suppress a tear
The cry behind it I still hear
I know it's just a lie that I design
I'm painting gray clouds with a silver line

I'm just painting the sky all blue
Trying to hide my grief
I'm just painting a dream untrue
Just trying to believe

But all my things are looking good
Just like I pictured they all would
I'll just keep pretending all of the time
I'm painting gray clouds with a silver line
      
Snap A Cap (Larry W. Jones 10/08/2007) (song#5051)

Snap a cap once more
Another round for all my friends
Let me see it pour
Then I'll just go on out the door
So another lonely chap can pretend

Now listen to the story of an empty dream
That used to be so real, or so it seemed
This foolish chap was so blind that he couldn't see
The story of that empty dream was me

Snap a cap once more
Another round for all my friends
Let me see it pour
Then I'll just go on out the door
So another lonely chap can pretend

- instrumental -

I know all the time that I spent on love is lost
And now I know it's time to pay the cost
This foolish chap was so blind that he couldn't see
The story of that empty dream was me

Snap a cap once more
Another round for all my friends
Let me see it pour
Then I'll just go on out the door
So another lonely chap can pretend

Snap a cap once more
Another round for all my friends
Let me see it pour
Then I'll just go on out the door
So another lonely chap can pretend
      
Remember Me When They've Forgotten You (Larry W. Jones 10/09/2007) (song#5052)

Well, you belonged to me for a short time
But now you have found some new stairs to climb
Dear, just remember when you're down and out
What my true love for you was all about
Now that you've left the poor side of the track
Don't forget your road that may bring you back
And don't forget a broken heart that's true
Remember me when they've forgotten you

Remember me when they've forgotten you
The day will come when they will all be through
With a poor side girl who never belonged
To the uptown crowd and their ritzy throng
One of these days dear, you will surely find
My love is real and is the only kind
That will never forget when vows are due
Remember me when they've forgotten you

- instrumental -

Across the tracks is your new found time zone
But those you've found will leave you all alone
They are not your friends dear, it's a show game
And one of these day you will know the same
You think that now you're their new party doll
But you will sink and then begin to fall
So when they all start to paint your dreams blue
Remember me when they've forgotten you

Remember me when they've forgotten you
The day will come when they will all be through
With a poor side girl who never belonged
To the uptown crowd and their ritzy throng
One of these days dear, you will surely find
My love is real and is the only kind
That will never forget when vows are due
Remember me when they've forgotten you
      
Saddle Pal Of My Rocking Horse Days (Larry W. Jones 10/09/2007) (song#5053)

What a buddy and saddle pal
Now, as I look back, I can see
You helped me find all of my dreams
In everything you handed me
If I had known what a father
From early days had to go through
You never saw all the bother
In all of the things you still do

Saddle pal of my rocking horse days
How shall I ever repay your ways
Since a buckeroo upon your knee
Dad, you have always been here for me
I see all the silver in your hair
And I suppose that I put it there
For all of my days I will praise my
Saddle pal of my rocking horse days

Constant companion, dear saddle pal
I so regret that I have caused you
All those sorrows and tears the years through
The wrinkles in your face I see there
Some were caused because I didn't care

Saddle pal of my rocking horse days
How shall I ever repay your ways
Since a buckeroo upon your knee
Dad, you have always been here for me
I see all the silver in your hair
And I suppose that I put it there
For all of my days I will praise my
Saddle pal of my rocking horse days
      
My Dream Now Is Gone (Larry W. Jones 10/09/2007) (song#5054)

Somewhere in my mind lives a memory
A dream of love that now is gone
Someone I find who is still real to me
The kind only heard in a song

Somewhere I know there's a girl I love so
I've searched high and low and above
Among all the stars and the moonlight glow
Everywhere for my dream of love

I knew her splendor was soon to depart
Now my dream, my dream now is gone
My memory renders pain in my heart
For a dream that once was my own

- instrumental -

Vows that were broken are now spoken low
Here deep in my heart where they groan
Stars and the moonlight have all lost their glow
Now my dream, my dream now is gone

I knew her splendor was soon to depart
Now my dream, my dream now is gone
My memory renders pain in my heart
For a dream that once was my own
      
Butch And Sundance (Larry W. Jones 10/09/2007) (song#5055)

Living on the run like them
Butch and Sundance heard the outlaws' call
Robbing banks and trains condemned
To hiding in a hole in the wall
Butch and Sundance had their dreams
Of wealth outside of the law obtained
Now it seems that all their schemes
Brought them only fame with nothing gained

Butch and Sundance were bandit boys
The outlaw kind with hearts that had no feel
The kind who made a lot of noise
For banks and iron horses on bands of steel
Butch and Sundance and Etta Place
Well knew that one day they might all be dead
At the end of an outlaw's race
More than raindrops would fall upon their heads

Down to Bolivia they fled one day
Etta taught them all the right words to say
To rob the banks and try to get away
They ended up in San Vicente town
Federales gunned Butch and Sundance down
And Etta, well she never could be found

- instrumental -

Butch and Sundance were bandit boys
The outlaw kind with hearts that had no feel
The kind who made a lot of noise
For banks and iron horses on bands of steel
Butch and Sundance and Etta Place
Well knew that one day they might all be dead
At the end of an outlaw's race
More than raindrops would fall upon their heads

They ended up in San Vicente town
Federales gunned Butch and Sundance down
And Etta, well she never could be found
They're all just history that's not around
      
Cardboard Cowgirl (Larry W. Jones 10/09/2007) (song#5056)

I'm gonna lasso a cardboard cowgirl
A cardboard cowgirl I can call my own
A darlin' that other cowboys can't steal
Then those singin' cowboys with winkin' eyes
Will have to sing to a cowgirl who's real

Back at the ranch at night she'll be waitin'
She'll be the truest cowgirl in the world
I'd rather have a cowgirl of cardboard
Than a double timin' real live cowgirl

I've dated a dozen cowgirls or more
And all of them just played the same game o'er
Sue had hair of gold but she left me cold
She rode away like all the cowgirls do

- instrumental -

Now listen boys, it's rough to ride alone
I've had enough of my heart filled with pain
I'm done with Texas Rose, that's how it goes
Here's what I will do if I love again

I'm gonna lasso a cardboard cowgirl
A cardboard cowgirl I can call my own
A darlin' that other cowboys can't steal
Then those singin' cowboys with winkin' eyes
Will have to sing to a cowgirl who's real

Back at the ranch at night she'll be waitin'
She'll be the truest cowgirl in the world
I'd rather have a cowgirl of cardboard
Than a double timin' real live cowgirl
      
Gentle Tranquil Meaning (Larry W. Jones 10/09/2007) (song#5057)

I see the way your long hair lays
Upon your soft shoulders hanging down
And it's with wonder night and days
To look upon your skin warm and brown

Life has a gentle tranquil meaning
Any time I know you're around
Almost like angels are convening
Where your feet walk on the ground

I was a lonely man until you came
Now I'll never be that same lonely soul
You even let me go and change your name
And now my once empty heart you console

Life has a gentle tranquil meaning
Any time I know you're around
Almost like angels are convening
Where your feet walk on the ground

- instrumental -

Like old trees when they're growing in the Spring
My old heart's knowing it has found a friend
Like the bluebirds when they begin to sing
My life with you is worth living again

Life has a gentle tranquil meaning
Any time I know you're around
Almost like angels are convening
Where your feet walk on the ground

Almost like angels are convening
Where your feet walk on the ground
      
That Fine April In The Spring (Larry W. Jones 10/10/2007) (song#5058)

New leaves of green everywhere were seen
That fine April in the Spring
The setting sun was a golden scene
That fine April in the Spring

To every word of yours I would cling
I heard on the breeze the sweetest things

Cold Winter winds are now here
But to me the time is Spring
I wish it could last all year
That fine April in the Spring

- instrumental -

To every word of yours I would cling
I heard on the breeze the sweetest things

Cold Winter winds are now here
But to me the time is Spring
I wish it could last all year
That fine April in the Spring
That fine April in the Spring
      
Wrapped Weighed And Posted (Larry W. Jones 10/10/2007) (song#5059)

It's wrapped, it's weighed and posted
A box that contains my heart
Of you dear, it once boasted
Til you tore it all apart

This heart you broke in two, dear
So, I'm mailing it to you
This heart once was filled with cheer
It's now chilled because of you

Dear, I don't care to keep it
You're no longer here with me
Each time I start to weep, it
Just fills up with agony

- instrumental -

It's wrapped, it's weighed and posted
A box that contains my heart
It's badly burned and roasted
Resting on the mailman's cart

Dear, I don't care to keep it
You're no longer here with me
Each time I start to weep, it
Just fills up with agony

It's wrapped, it's weighed and posted
A box that contains my heart
      
Pearly Bubbles In The Bottle (Larry W. Jones 10/10/2007) (song#5060)

Pearly bubbles in the bottle
Rising one by one
But who's keeping score
And when I see them
My heart tells me that it's as empty
As those pearly bubbles in my beer

Every dream I planned is out of reach
Just like your kisses too
But I've got more bottles in my reach
Pearly bubbles make me forget you

Pearly bubbles in the bottle
Rising one by one
But who's keeping score
And when I see them
My heart tells me that it's as empty
As those pearly bubbles in my beer

- instrumental -

Every dream was like sand on the beach
Lost in the ocean blue
But I've got more bottles in my reach
Pearly bubbles make me forget you

Pearly bubbles in the bottle
Rising one by one
But who's keeping score
And when I see them
My heart tells me that it's as empty
As those pearly bubbles in my beer

And when I see them
My heart tells me that it's as empty
As those pearly bubbles in my beer
      
Peggy Garland (Larry W. Jones 10/10/2007) (song#5061)

Oh Peggy Garland, every cowboy's darlin'
Won't you come and ride here beside me
Peggy Garland, darlin', tell me the reason
Why my love for you just cannot be

I'm a cowboy in love and can't deny it
My poor heart lies crying in my chest
Peggy Garland, darlin', you surely know it
A troubled cowboy can find no rest

And I dare not bask with a cask of brandy
Though that would be dandy, I declare
But if I start drinking, I'll just start thinking
And wishing Peggy Garland was there

- instrumental -

And I dare not bask with a cask of brandy
Though that would be dandy, I declare
But if I start drinking, I'll just start thinking
And wishing Peggy Garland was there

I'll go and ride across some lonesome prairie
Where pretty cowgirls cannot be found
No pretty bluebirds with love songs to carry
To lonesome cowboys for miles around

I'll go and hide somewhere in Colorado
Or maybe sail across the blue sea
It makes no difference where the trail may go
If Peggy Garland can't bother me
      
Faded Garden Rose (Larry W. Jones 10/10/2007) (song#5062)

I picked a rose from the garden
Where all the garden roses grow
I picked a rose from the garden
Then I carefully placed it in a vase for show

The rose I picked was not so new
Who knows where a faded love goes
The rose I chose was just for you
I picked a petal from a faded garden rose

A rose is nice most of the year
But when cold ice comes it will close
Like love's door when love is not here
I hold a petal from a faded garden rose

- instrumental -

A rose is nice most of the year
But when cold ice comes it will close
Like love's door when love is not here
I hold a petal from a faded garden rose

Our old love is a memory
That can't live again, I suppose
I'll keep a souvenir for me
I'll keep a petal from a faded garden rose

I'll keep growing garden roses
Water them with the tears that flow
And when they fade for mistakes made
I'll pick a petal from a faded garden rose
      
Cowboy Pete And Bonnie Sweet (Larry W. Jones 10/10/2007) (song#5063)

I've got a cowgirl named Bonnie Sweet
Her kisses are good and oh, so sweet
Now she's not like most cowgirls I meet
I'm cowboy Pete who loves Bonnie Sweet

A cowgirl I know loves cowboy Joe
She's at home, he's at he rodeo
Now she knows her cowboy Joe's a cheat
I can't do that to my Bonnie Sweet

She never decieves me, believe me
She squeezes and teases and pleases
Bonnie is the best I ever saw
Cause she's a cowgirl without a flaw

She passes every test in the west
Bonnie Sweet just outclasses all the rest
Life sure is complete for cowboy Pete
I'm cowboy Pete who loves Bonnie Sweet

- instrumental -

She never decieves me, believe me
She squeezes and teases and pleases
Bonnie is the best I ever saw
Cause she's a cowgirl without a flaw

She passes every test in the west
Bonnie Sweet just outclasses all the rest
Life sure is complete for cowboy Pete
I'm cowboy Pete who loves Bonnie Sweet
      
Cowbell Boogie (Larry W. Jones 10/11/2007) (song#5064)

Well, I was ridin' out west at the close of day
When I heard a cowboy singin' yip-ee-i-ay
He was ringin' a cowbell while he was singin'
Just drivin' them dogies with his cowbell swingin'
Singin' the Cowbell Boogie
Yip-ee-i-ay, i-ay, Yip-ee-i-ay, i-ay
Just drivin' them dogies with his cowbell swingin'
Singin' the Cowbell Boogie

Now git along little dogies, you've had your play
And a cowboy needs his rest at the end of day
He rounded 'em up and drove the dogies away
A west Texas cowboy singin' yip-ee-i-ay
He was ringin' a cowbell while he was singin'
Just drivin' them dogies with his cowbell swingin'
Yip-ee-i-ay, i-ay, Yip-ee-i-ay, i-ay
Singin' the Cowbell Boogie

- instrumental -

Now git along little dogies, you've had your play
And a cowboy needs his rest at the end of day
He rounded 'em up and drove the dogies away
A west Texas cowboy singin' yip-ee-i-ay
He was ringin' a cowbell while he was singin'
Just drivin' them dogies with his cowbell swingin'
Yip-ee-i-ay, i-ay, Yip-ee-i-ay, i-ay
Singin' the Cowbell Boogie

He was ringin' a cowbell while he was singin'
Just drivin' them dogies with his cowbell swingin'
Yip-ee-i-ay, i-ay, Yip-ee-i-ay, i-ay
Singin' the Cowbell Boogie
      
Blue Roan (Larry W. Jones 10/11/2007) (song#5065)

Blue Roan ridin' with the wind
Down the race track and gone again

Some said he came from Tennessee
But where he came from is unknown
Folks come on race day just to see
Me and my beautiful Blue Roan
My Blue Roan can jump a mountain
Race all around the Pontchartrain
He's kin to Babe the Blue Ox clan
And the wind of a hurricane

Well, race day came for my Blue Roan
That Kentucky Derby was a sight to see
The line outside was ten miles long
They all came to see Tenbrooks, Molly and me
They said Tenbrooks had what it takes
And the jockey on the Blue Roan was a fool
When they opened those Derby gates
I just told my Blue Roan, try to play it cool

Blue Roan ridin' with the wind
Down the race track and gone again
Ride on Blue Roan, ride on 
Ride on Blue Roan

Down the race track like a whirlwind
Old Molly was taking the lead
But Tenbrooks matched her chin to chin
A Kentucky Derby stampede
Neck to neck in the final lap
My Blue Roan was racing so fast
That he just flew up in the sky
Right before the finish line passed

Officials saw my Blue Roan's stunt
Seen from their viewpoint on the ground
Folks said my Blue Roan was out front
Up in the air flyin' around
Well, they gave old Tenbrooks the win
But it sure was a sight to see
My Blue Roan flyin' in the wind
And ridin' on his back was me

Blue Roan ridin' with the wind
Down the race track and gone again
Ride on Blue Roan, ride on 
Ride on Blue Roan

Well, Blue Roan knew who won the race
And so he never came down again
He's still racing through outer space
Never on solid ground to win
If you see winds blowin' Pontchartrain
Soundin' like a big freight train's moan
It will be me holdin' the rains
Of a flyin' too fast Blue Roan

Blue Roan ridin' with the wind
Down the race track and gone again
Ride on Blue Roan, ride on 
Ride on Blue Roan
      
Panhandle Winds (Larry W. Jones 10/13/2007) (song#5066)

Here I am walking the streets of Amarillo
Yet darling, I'm lonely here where we met
When I hear the Panhandle winds whisper your name
The Panhandle winds won't let me forget

When the Panhandle winds blow, I get so lonesome
And anyone in Amarillo will find
Panhandle winds always blow in Amarillo
Darling, I'm so lonesome all of the time

- instrumental -

When the Panhandle winds blow, I get so lonesome
And anyone in Amarillo will find
Panhandle winds always blow in Amarillo
Darling, I'm so lonesome all of the time

Well, the cowboys all look so happy on South Grand
They can't hear the Panhandle winds whisper your name
I'm here walking in crowds with my head in the clouds
Waiting for Panhandle winds to whisper your name
Panhandle winds always blow in Amarillo
Darling, I'm so lonesome all of the time
      
Herb Remington Steel Guitar Rag (Larry W. Jones 10/14/2007) (song#5067) 

He slides around on a honky tonk sound
And everyone knows Herb Remington's tag
You can stay all day just to hear Herb play
That ol' Herb Remington Steel Guitar Rag

Herby plays his steel in the Lone Star State
Never giving those guitar strings a rest
When it comes to playin' honky tonk great
Herb Remington's one of the very best

When Herby slides the steel, western swing peals
From a steel guitar with a Texas brag
You'll cry in your beer every time you hear
That ol' Herb Remington Steel Guitar Rag

- instrumental -

When Herby slides the steel, western swing peals
From a steel guitar with a Texas brag
You'll cry in your beer every time you hear
That ol' Herb Remington Steel Guitar Rag

If you go to a River Road Boys show
Listen to some steel with a Texas flag
Watch ol' Herb's fingers go and then you'll know
That ol' Herb Remington Steel Guitar Rag

Watch ol' Herb's fingers go and then you'll know
That ol' Herb Remington Steel Guitar Rag
      
Mem'ries Of May (Larry W. Jones 10/15/2007) (song#5068)

Darling, May brought us more springtime
Along with the flowers of May
And we heard the pealing of chimes
For the love we have to this day

No, there was no time for sadness
That bridge for us had been crossed
Dear, this gladness was meant for us
No matter what ever the cost

We have mem'ries of May
As real as the flowers of a bouquet
We have mem'ries of May
Though that springtime is now so far away

- instrumental -

We waited for the warm summer
Beneath that cottonwood tree green
Dear, those feelings we had in May
Now both of us know what they mean

And it's knowing that here you stand
That still makes me feel that same way
I remember us hand in hand
I do with those mem'ries of May

We have mem'ries of May
As real as the flowers of a bouquet
We have mem'ries of May
Though that springtime is now so far away
      
Bob Wills Western Swing Melody (Larry W. Jones 10/15/2007) (song#5069)

Hey boys, play a western swing melody
Just like old Bob Wills played for me
One that rings with a Texas harmony
Play a western swing melody

Fiddles steaming, set your darlin' dreaming
Don't ever let the music drag
Under that full moon play a fiddle tune
And just give it a Bob Wills tag

Now boys, don't play it choppy, play it smooth
Not sloppy, just a tune to soothe
Hey boys, play a western swing melody
And just give it a Bob Wills tag

- instrumental -

Fiddles steaming, set your darlin' dreaming
Don't ever let the music drag
Under that full moon play a fiddle tune
And just give it a Bob Wills tag

Hey boys, play a western swing melody
Just like old Bob Wills played for me
One that rings with a Texas harmony
Boys, play a Bob Wills western swing
Bob Wills western swing
Play a Bob Wills western swing melody
      
Sing Gpysy Sing (Larry W. Jones 10/15/2007) (song#5070)

Sing Gypsy, sing, Sing gypsy, sing
Make ring songs that I love
Bring back the sun above into my heart

Stay with me more than just a day
Not like the dream that I saw fade
Sing Gypsy, sing until sadness departs

Play for me a tune on your Gypsy violin
Then let the Gypsy dancing begin
Sing me back to my old happiness and laughter
And make it last until hereafter
Gypsy, my chance may not come again

Sing Gypsy, sing, Sing gypsy, sing
Make ring songs that I love
Bring back the sun above into my heart

- instrumental -

Stay with me more than just a day
Not like the dream that I saw fade
Sing Gypsy, sing until sadness departs

Play for me a tune on your Gypsy violin
Then let the Gypsy dancing begin
Sing me back to my old happiness and laughter
And make it last until hereafter
Gypsy, my chance may not come again

Sing Gypsy, sing, Sing gypsy, sing
Make ring songs that I love
Bring back the sun above into my heart
      
Play Me The Wildwood Flower (Larry W. Jones 10/15/2007) (song#5071)

She has caused me lonely hours since she said goodbye
Play me the Wildwood Flower 'cause I need to cry
Just like a leaning tower that fell bye and bye
Play me the Wildwood Flower 'cause I need to cry

People think we're still together, so they don't know
Just why I feel so blue
Oh, tell me whether you can play it for me, Joe
Wildwood Flower will do
A whiskey sour would turn my smile into a lie
So just play me the Wildwood Flower while I cry

- instrumental -

She has caused me lonely hours since she said goodbye
Play me the Wildwood Flower 'cause I need to cry

People think we're still together, so they don't know
Just why I feel so blue
Oh, tell me whether you can play it for me, Joe
Wildwood Flower will do
A whiskey sour would turn my smile into a lie
So just play me the Wildwood Flower while I cry

A whiskey sour would turn my smile into a lie
So just play me the Wildwood Flower while I cry
Play me the Wildwood Flower while I cry
      
Teardrop In The Coffee Shop (Larry W. Jones 10/16/2007) (song#5072)

Well, howdy Joe, how have you been
Guess you wondered when I'd be in
Your place was our favorite stop
Now she's gone and it's not the same
Pour me a cup and keep the change
Today there'll be a teardrop in the coffee shop

We both sat at that table there
In our own world, darlin' and me
Losing her is so hard to bear
She was just as warm as a coffee cup can be

Now Joe, it seems strange to pretend
But I wish you could change that clock
Back to the good times we would spend
Before there was a teardrop in the coffee shop

- instrumental -

We both sat at that table there
In our own world, darlin' and me
Losing her is so hard to bear
She was just as warm as a coffee cup can be

Now Joe, it seems strange to pretend
But I wish you could change that clock
Back to the good times we would spend
Before there was a teardrop in the coffee shop

I thought I'd drop in once again
Joe, you know you were our best friend
I've got the time for one more cup
Then Joe, I guess I'll give her up
But there's one thing I know won't stop
Today there'll be a teardrop in the coffee shop
      
Every Little Thing Is Big In Texas (Larry W. Jones 10/16/2007) (song#5073)

Every little thing is big in Texas
Just come on down and you will see
Every little thing is big in Texas
Living in Texas is the biggest thing for me

There's forty nine more states around
And all of them say they are great
But here's a little thing I've found
None of them beat the Lone Star State

I've seen a lot of cold New York
Walked the old hills of Tennessee
But when I want to pop a cork
Only one state will do for me

- instrumental -

There's forty nine more states around
And all of them say they are great
But here's a little thing I've found
None of them beat the Lone Star State

Every little thing is big in Texas
And that ain't no brag, no siree
Every little thing is big in Texas
Living in Texas is the biggest thing for me
Yes siree!
      
Burning The Bridge Back To You (Larry W. Jones 10/16/2007) (song#5074)

You left for the final time today
This time you say that you'll stay away
You crossed the final bridge on your own
I don't understand why you did, dear
But I can't forbid you 'cause you're gone

Dear, I'm burning the bridge back to you
The river's too wide to swim, it's true
There's only sorrow for tomorrow
As the bridge burns right in two
Dear, I'm burning the bridge back to you

Now, sweetheart, you know my love was true
And I never hid my heart from you
I believed in you so strong
And I don't know what went wrong
I wanted to ask you to return
But now I'll just say so long

Dear, I'm burning the bridge back to you
The river's too wide to swim, it's true
There's only sorrow for tomorrow
As the bridge burns right in two
Dear, I'm burning the bridge back to you

- instrumental -

Dear, tomorrow you may look behind
But a burning bridge is all you'll find
You'll have to just keep right on moving
Until in time you may comphehend
That my burning bridges when you go
Won't mean I'll not love you til the end

Dear, I'm burning the bridge back to you
The river's too wide to swim, it's true
There's only sorrow for tomorrow
As the bridge burns right in two
Dear, I'm burning the bridge back to you
      
Moonbeams And Levi Jeans (Larry W. Jones 10/16/2007) (song#5075)

As I listened to the western swing emcee
I felt a tap and someone said, Excuse me
It was then I saw moonbeams and Levi jeans
Clad nicely on a western dream

The band began and I was the surprised one
But then I asked for the dance with this prized one
And in my arms those moonbeams and Levi jeans
Waltzed the floor like a western dream

I saw envy in all the cowboy dancers
As we waltzed across the dance floor
For she was a real western swing romancer
And no cowboy could ask for more

Now we live in a ranch house full of laughter
She taught me the meaning of Ever After
And I'll always love moonbeams and Levi jeans
Each time I kiss my western dream

- instrumental -

I saw envy in all the cowboy dancers
As we waltzed across the dance floor
For she was a real western swing romancer
And no cowboy could ask for more

Now we live in a ranch house full of laughter
She taught me the meaning of Ever After
And I'll always love moonbeams and Levi jeans
Each time I kiss my western dream
      
A Penny For Your Thoughts Tonight (Larry W. Jones 10/17/2007) (song#5076)

A penny for your thoughts tonight
I guess you think that I don't see
A penny for your thoughts tonight
Did someone steal your love from me

Tonight you look so different
Darling, than you did yesterday
You're in my sight, holding you tight
But my darling, something's not right
So, I have just one thing to say
A penny for your thoughts tonight

I know a penny's just a little thing
And it will never buy a wedding ring
But a penny for your thoughts means a lot
So, tell me dear, do I still have a chance
Tomorrow, will you have a new romance
And is tonight the only chance I've got

- instrumental -

But a penny for your thoughts means a lot
So, tell me dear, do I still have a chance
Tomorrow, will you have a new romance
And is tonight the only chance I've got

Tonight you look so different
Darling, than you did yesterday
You're in my sight, holding you tight
But my darling, something's not right
So, I have just one thing to say
A penny for your thoughts tonight
      
Farewell Lovely Bonnie (Larry W. Jones 10/17/2007) (song#5077)

Deep in some lone valley
Beyond the purple sage
Where sad whippoorwills call
Upon their prairie stage
Farewell lovely Bonnie
There I will go to hide
But I will dream of lovely Bonnie
Wherever I may ride

My Bonnie don't want me
But I now understand
She wants a cattle baron
A big ranch house and land
And what I have none of
Is any silver or gold
But I could give her all my true love
More that ranch houses hold

- instrumental -

If I were a teacher
I'd write with a fine hand
Letters that might reach her
And her heart understand
I'd write by the river
Where waters flow so wide
And I would dream of lovely Bonnie
Wherever I may ride

Farewell lovely Bonnie
I'll dream of lovely Bonnie
Wherever I may ride
      
Like A Pony On A Rein (Larry W. Jones 10/17/2007) (song#5078)

Dear, when will come the day
The day you say you care
Free my heart of this pain
You know I would be there
Like a pony on a rein

Your kind of love is a merry-go-round
Dear, it just is not fair
Sometimes you throw my poor heart to the ground
Then it's up in the air
Just how long will this song be going on
Will I be left alone

Dear, when will come the day
The day you say you care
Free my heart of this pain
You know I would be there
Like a pony on a rein

- instrumental -

I may win at the rodeo
But in this romance I feel lame
Am I in or will I be out
Dear, I know who's holding the reins
I'm lassoed up to you
But where's it heading to

Dear, when will come the day
The day you say you care
Free my heart of this pain
You know I would be there
Like a pony on a rein
      

Honk If You Honky Tonk Truck Driver (Larry W. Jones 10/17/2007) (song#5079)

There's a Peterbilt driver down in Texas
And he loves that Texas honky tonk music
He burns up Texas roads pullin' heavy loads
He's the Honk if You Honky Tonk truck driver

When the jukebox plays that honky tonk music
He's just gotta hear some more good country sounds
When you hear steel guitars and fiddles ringin'
The Honk if You Honky Tonk truck driver's back in town

- instrumental -

When he parks his diesel rig at a truck stop
He feeds that jukebox like a big pearl diver
Listens to George Strait then burns the interstate
He's the Honk if You Honky Tonk truck driver

When the jukebox plays that honky tonk music
He's just gotta hear some more good country sounds
When you hear steel guitars and fiddles ringin'
The Honk if You Honky Tonk truck driver's back in town

When you hear steel guitars and fiddles ringin'
The Honk if You Honky Tonk truck driver's back in town
      
Dusty Trails At Sundown (Larry W. Jones 10/17/2007) (song#5080)

Down where the cowboys all gather
At the corral for evening song
There I heard a cowgirl singing
For her cowboy she loved so long

Dusty trails at sundown
Across the wide prairie
Oh, bring home my cowboy
So carefully to me

He rode at the sunrise
Leaving this cowgirl blue
Dusty trails at sundown
Guide his trusty pony home true

Dusty trails, the prairie wind is blowing
Dark are the clouds before the moon
The valley streams will be overflowing
I know a storm is coming soon

- instrumental -

Swift hooves o'er you travel
Back toward the home corral
Follow dust and gravel
Home to his waiting gal

Dusty trails at sundown
Across the wide prairie
Oh, bring home my cowboy
So carefully to me
      
Dragging My Dreams To Mexico (Larry W. Jones 10/18/2007) (song#5081)

Well, the big interstate gets lonely
When you're finally an old has-been
But now heading south is the only
Way I know to ease this pain within

My friends tried many times to tell me
That one day she wouldn't be around
And now that she has gone and left me
All my dreams are dragging on the ground

Under this billboard by the highway
I sit down and strum my old guitar
Waiting for someone going my way
A flat bed truck or old beat up car

- instrumental -

Nothing seems to matter anymore
I've got no friends to call amigo
Out here standing in the rain that pours
I'm dragging my dreams to Mexico

I'm dragging my dreams to Mexico
South of the border at Laredo
Flagging any truck or car that slows
I'm dragging my dreams to Mexico

I'm dragging my dreams to Mexico
South of the border at Laredo
Flagging any truck or car that slows
I'm dragging my dreams to Mexico
      
River Wide And Ocean Deep (Larry W. Jones 10/18/2007) (song#5082)

When I was just a little cowboy
I had a pony toy
The only pony I ever knew
Now darling, I love you
Just as much as I loved that pony
And a whole lot more too

My love grows wider in every way
And my love goes deeper every day
Oh my darling, listen as I say

Is your love one I will keep
River wide and ocean deep
If I lost you, I would weep
River wide and ocean deep

- instrumental -

Darling, when you were just a young girl
You had a little doll
And I know you carried it around
Well, I have heard love's call
You know I will never let you down

My love grows wider in every way
And my love goes deeper every day
Oh my darling, listen as I say

Is your love one I will keep
River wide and ocean deep
If I lost you, I would weep
River wide and ocean deep

Is your love one I will keep
River wide and ocean deep
Is your love one I will keep
River wide and ocean deep
      
Brother I'm Broke (Larry W. Jones 10/18/2007) (song#5083)

I'm headed away from Texas
Hiding from all my kin folk
Cause I'm more than badly bent
Brother, I'm broke
Up in smoke that money went
Brother, I'm broke

Now, when I leave from Texas
I'll be livin' in a poke
In Houston's where my Ex is
But she don't want this cowpoke
Up in smoke that money went
Brother, I'm broke

I withdrew all our money
And I spent it in one stroke
Now I'm more than badly bent
Brother, I'm broke
Up in smoke that money went
Brother, I'm broke

- instrumental -

Blame it on those honky tonks
Brother, don't think that's a joke
Juke box, beer and whiskey sent
This bloke's money up in smoke

I'm headed away from Texas
Hiding from all my kin folk
Cause I'm more than badly bent
Brother, I'm broke
Up in smoke that money went
Brother, I'm broke

Now, when I leave from Texas
I'll be livin' in a poke
In Houston's where my Ex is
But she don't want this cowpoke
Up in smoke that money went
Brother, I'm broke
      
Something Far Better (Larry W. Jones 10/18/2007) (song#5084)

Dear, I have your weekly letters
Your photograph is in this frame
But I need something far better
Darling, I want to change your name

You said you'd return at new moon
But more than one has gone to fade
Darling, if you do still love me
Come on home to me right away

Dear, I have your weekly letters
Your photograph is in this frame
But I need something far better
Darling, I want to change your name

- instrumental -

Dear, I don't need weekly letters
Lipstick on the pages are cold
I need you like a warm sweater
Wrapped in your love til I grow old

Dear, I have your weekly letters
Your photograph is in this frame
But I need something far better
Darling, I want to change your name
      
King Of The Wooden Nickel (Larry W. Jones 10/18/2007) (song#5085)

The king arrives in all his glory
At nine when the band begins to play
Every time it's the same old story
They all watch his kingdom waste away
In jest they all bow down before him
As the steel guitar begins to moan
And he knows they're all there to welcome
The king of the Wooden Nickel home

He's the king of the Wooden Nickel
And he rules this honky tonk domain
His sceptre is a long neck bottle
His throne is a bar stool with a cane
All of the bar room jokers know him
As a man who fell from his good name
Seems he lost everything to the queen
That queen of the Silver Dollar dame

His royal cloak is all in tatters
An old duster coat that looks forlorn
The old king's dreams have all been shattered
And the subjects of his kingdom mourn
Down dirty sidewalks he now travels
And goes home alone the way he came
Seems he lost everything to the queen
That queen of the Silver Dollar dame

He's the king of the Wooden Nickel
But he's not as merry as he seems
He was at the top of the ladder
That fell down along with all his dreams
This honky tonk is where you'll find him
In this kingdom he has found his fame
And there's one to blame when dreams went dim
That queen of the Silver Dollar dame

He's the king of the Wooden Nickel
And he rules this honky tonk domain
His sceptre is a long neck bottle
His throne is a bar stool with a cane
All of the bar room jokers know him
As a man who fell from his good name
Seems he lost everything to the queen
That queen of the Silver Dollar dame
      
Ride Greenhorn Ride (Larry W. Jones 10/18/2007) (song#5086)

You gotta ride, greenhorn, ride
With a Texas Ranger stride
Gotta keep fast company
If a cowboy you will be
You gotta ride, greenhorn, ride

Greenhorn, when you hit the trail
Pay attention to detail
Be like Roy Rogers and Dale
To become a real cowboy

You gotta pull on your boots
Gotta climb them big bull chutes
And find your west Texas roots
Then you can be a cowboy

- instrumental -

You gotta pull on your boots
Gotta climb them big bull chutes
And find your west Texas roots
Then you can be a cowboy

Greenhorn, you gotta put them longhorns in the pen
Gotta drink whiskey straight with the rest of the men

You gotta ride, greenhorn, ride
With a Texas Ranger stride
Gotta keep fast company
If a cowboy you will be
You gotta ride, greenhorn, ride
Ride, greenhorn, ride
      
Along The Rio Grande (Larry W. Jones 10/18/2007) (song#5087)

(Along the Rio Grande)
(Along the Rio Grande)

Down along the Rio Grande
I ride my pony all alone
Contemplating if she's waiting
Or is my precious darlin' gone

The lonely whippoorwills in the hills above her
They know how much I love her and how much I care
But the reverie of sweet love songs in my ear
Seem to all disappear and fade into the air

- instrumental -

So I'm contemplating if she's waiting
And if her love for me is just as strong
Or will I be haunted by love wanted
That will just be a mem'ry cause she's gone
Down where the Rio Grande flows along

(Along the Rio Grande)
Or will I be haunted by love wanted
That will just be a mem'ry cause she's gone
Down where the Rio Grande flows along
(Along the Rio Grande)
      
Wherever Trails May Lead (Larry W. Jones 10/18/2007) (song#5088)

Well, the trail is gonna go
Wherever trails may lead
Wherever trails may lead
Well, the trail is gonna go
Where a cowboy has to know
And a greenhorn's gonna grow
Into a big cattle man
Into a big cattle man
Cause a greenhorn, you will find
Can't spend his life on your knee
And a greenhorn will, in time
Cut reins free from you and me
Cut reins free from you and me

The trails are warm in summer sunshine
The trails in the winter will be cold
Greenhorns have to have their dreamin' time
At least that's the way the story's told
And for the greenhorn, the trail is nigh
Across prairies wide
Over mountains high

The next time you turn around
You'll see a cowboy grown tall
Cause the greenhorn heard the sound
Of the trail's loud outbound call
The trail's lonesome song he'll hear
"Come Ride along, Ride along"
And you'll wipe away a tear
The greenhorn's a cowboy gone

Well, the trail is gonna go
Wherever trails may lead
Wherever trails may lead
Well, the trail is gonna go
Where a cowboy has to know
And a greenhorn's gonna grow
Into a big cattle man
Into a big cattle man
Cause a greenhorn, you will find
Can't spend his life on your knee
And a greenhorn will, in time
Cut reins free from you and me
Cut reins free from you and me
      
Cowboy Drifter (Larry W. Jones 10/18/2007) (song#5089)

Up ahead looks like a one horse town
Guess I'll make it there about sundown
Buy new spurs at the general store
Drink rye inside the old saloon door

Cowboy drifter, not too many friends
Ridin' on the trail without an end
Just ridin' old trails from town to town
I'm the kind that never settles down

Cowboy drifter, I've got to be free
I'm just ridin' where the trails lead me
Cowboy drifter, not too many friends
Ridin' on the trail without an end

- instrumental -

Cowboys find adventure everywhere
Places I forgot, but I don't care
Makes no difference what people say
I'm a cowboy drifter on my way

Cowboy drifter, not too many friends
Ridin' on the trail without an end
Just ridin' old trails from town to town
I'm the kind that never settles down

Cowboy drifter, I've got to be free
I'm just ridin' where the trails lead me
Cowboy drifter, not too many friends
Ridin' on the trail without an end
      
A Robin And A Rose (Larry W. Jones 10/19/2007) (song#5090)

A robin and a rose
And I suppose a honey tree
Mornings full of glory
You know, those flowers grow so free

A robin and a rose
Oh, and a cottage kinda cozy
Where love within it flows
That will make our life kinda rosy

A robin and a rose
And some prose that says you love me
Love that lasts forever
And grows and grows eternally

- instrumental -

A robin and a rose
An armchair to sit in
Basket you can nit in
As we're both growing old

A robin and a rose
Oh, and a cottage kinda cozy
Where love within it flows
That will make our life kinda rosy

A robin and a rose
And some prose that says you love me
Love that lasts forever
And grows and grows eternally
      
Watching From The Shadow Of Your Heart (Larry W. Jones 10/19/2007) (song#5091)

Sweetheart, I feel like I'm in a prison
Or on a ship that's lost without a chart
In someplace where the sun has not risen
While watching from the shadow of your heart

I'm watching from the shadow of your heart
Just hoping that you'll welcome me inside
I'm watching from the shadow of your heart
Hoping that's where a love for me abides

Sweetheart, it's like I'm in a lonely jail
The jailer threw away the only key
Please open up your heart and throw my bail
And free me from this prison is my plea

- instrumental -

I'm watching from the shadow of your heart
Just hoping that you'll welcome me inside
I'm watching from the shadow of your heart
Hoping that's where a love for me abides

Sweetheart, it's like I'm in a lonely jail
The jailer threw away the only key
Please open up your heart and throw my bail
And free me from this prison is my plea

I'm watching from the shadow of your heart
      
Rock Island Line (Larry W. Jones 10/19/2007) (song#5092)

Well, the Rock Island Line was a mighty fine line
Yeah, the Rock Island Line was the railroad to ride
But now the old Rock Island Line has seen it's time
You can't buy a ticket on the Rock Island Line

The hobos all cried when they lost their ride
They lost their ride when the Rock Island died

Well, the Rock Island Line was a mighty fine line
Yeah, the Rock Island Line was the railroad to ride
But now the old Rock Island Line has seen it's time
You can't buy a ticket on the Rock Island Line

Heard lots of shoutin' from the stevedores
When the old Rock Island Line closed its doors

Well, the Rock Island Line was a mighty fine line
Yeah, the Rock Island Line was the railroad to ride
But now the old Rock Island Line has seen it's time
You can't buy a ticket on the Rock Island Line

Now, I might be wrong or I might be right
I thought I dreamed of that Rock Island light

Well, the Rock Island Line was a mighty fine line
Yeah, the Rock Island Line was the railroad to ride
But now the old Rock Island Line has seen it's time
You can't buy a ticket on the Rock Island Line

Yeah, the Rock Island Line was the railroad to ride
But now the old Rock Island Line has seen it's time
You can't buy a ticket on the Rock Island Line
      
Brazos Valley Breakdown (Larry W. Jones 10/19/2007) (song#5093)

Now, fiddler get your bow
And play a do-si-do
River in the valley
Black cat in the alley

Saw those strings to the moon
Don't let it end too soon
Now, fiddler let me hear
Breakdown music in my ear

Brazos Valley Breakdown
Two steppin' toe to toe
Fiddler, now you get down
A Texas breakdown show

- instrumental -

Brazos Valley Breakdown
Two steppin' toe to toe
Fiddler, now you get down
A Texas breakdown show

Swing your little darlin'
To a breakdown romance
And scoot your cowboy boots
To a Brazos Valley dance

Saw those strings to the moon
When the Texas sun goes down
Don't let it end too soon
Brazos Valley Breakdown!

Don't let it end too soon
Brazos Valley Breakdown!
      
Roll On Butterfield Stage (Larry W. Jones 10/19/2007) (song#5094)

Roll on, Butterfield Stage, roll along
Your wheels sound to me like a song
Been all the way to Caroline
Goin' home to that gal of mine
Roll on, Butterfield Stage, roll along

Roll on, Butterfield Stage, roll along
I'm a cowboy gettin' too tired to roam
Let me off at the next station exchange
I'll walk the miles to the Rocking Bar range
Roll on, Butterfield Stage, roll along

Whip-pee-ti-yi-yo, stage driver
She's waitin' for me at the ranch house door
Whip-pee-ti-yi-yo, stage driver
She's the gal this cowboy sure does adore
Roll on, Butterfield Stage, roll along

- instrumental -

Let me off at the next station exchange
I'll walk the miles to the Rocking Bar range
Roll on, Butterfield Stage, roll along

Whip-pee-ti-yi-yo, stage driver
She's waitin' for me at the ranch house door
Whip-pee-ti-yi-yo, stage driver
She's the gal this cowboy sure does adore
Roll on, Butterfield Stage, roll along
      
Shine On Prairie Moon (Larry W. Jones 10/19/2007) (song#5095)

I see a silver light in the sky
That's shining upon the purple sage
And tonight the moon is crystal clear
For a lonely cowboy's serenade

Shine on, prairie moon
Like a big balloon
Make my sweetheart swoon
Shine on, prairie moon

Way up high in the velvet sky
The man in the moon might be lonely too
Bet he's not as lonely as I
Can't wait until my sweetheart comes in view

- instrumental -

Way up high in the velvet sky
The man in the moon might be lonely too
Bet he's not as lonely as I
Can't wait until my sweetheart comes in view

Shine on, prairie moon
Help me share her love tonight
I will be there soon
You can tell her it's all right

Shine your light on pruple sage
Light it with your moonlight beams
Help me write another page
In the cowboy book of dreams

Shine on, prairie moon
Shine on, prairie moon
      
Ace In The Hole Steel Guitar Rag (Larry W. Jones 10/20/2007) (song#5096) 

When he slides down on a honky tonk sound
Everyone knows steeler Mike Daily's tag
They stay night and day just to hear Mike play
That ol' Ace In The Hole Steel Guitar Rag

Mike Daily plays steel in the Lone Star State
He never gives those strings a rest
When it comes to playin' honky tonk Strait
Mike Daily is among the steelers best

When Mike slides the steel, good ol' music peals
From a steel guitar with a Texas flag
You'll cry in your beer every time you hear
That ol' Ace In The Hole Steel Guitar Rag

- instrumental -

When Mike slides the steel, good ol' music peals
From a steel guitar with a Texas flag
You'll cry in your beer every time you hear
That ol' Ace In The Hole Steel Guitar Rag

If you ever go to a George Strait show
Look for a steeler with a Texas flag
Watch ol' Mike's fingers go and then you'll know
That ol' Ace In The Hole Steel Guitar Rag

Watch ol' Mike's fingers go and then you'll know
That ol' Ace In The Hole Steel Guitar Rag
      
Most Of The Time (Larry W. Jones 10/20/2007) (song#5097)

Most of the time I feel so lonely
Most of the time I feel so blue
Most of the time I feel downhearted
I wish your love for me was true

Most of the time I'm thinking 'bout you
I wonder if you think of me
Most of the time I want you back, dear
Oh, please come on back home to me

If at any time you feel lonely
If you still need a friend who's true
If at any time a dark cloud forms
I'll draw a silver line for you

- instrumental -

Dear, most of the time, not just part time
I find that I still need you near
And all of the time I need your love
Oh, please return to me, my dear

Most of the time I'm thinking 'bout you
I wonder if you think of me
Most of the time I want you back, dear
Oh, please come on back home to me
      
I'd Trade In All My Yesterdays (Larry W. Jones 10/22/2007) (song#5098)

I'd trade in all my yesterdays
For a good tomorrow
What good is life and all its ways
If it's filled with sorrow

I'd trade in all my yesterdays
They were a useless phase
It's tomorrow I'm thinking of
For there I may find love

Oh, it was such an empty world
That I had behind me
Tomorrow would bring everything
If you were to love me

I'd trade in all my yesterdays
For a good tomorrow
I don't need any more yesterdays
Dear, I need only you

- instrumental -

Oh, it was such an empty world
That I had behind me
Tomorrow would bring everything
If you were to love me

I'd trade in all my yesterdays
For a good tomorrow
I don't need any more yesterdays
Dear, I need only you
      
Chubby Tubby (Larry W. Jones 10/23/2007) (song#5099)

Chubby Tubby, grazing at the table
It's amazing what he's able to eat
Chubby Tubby, his play clothes are labeled
Country Boy who won't ever miss a treat

He can down pumpkin pie until that pie is gone bye bye
He's just a country bumpkin all the way
Chubby Tubby
Mama's little pajama guy
He'll be as big as Daddy is someday

- instrumental -

Chubby Tubby, mix that pancake batter every morning
Enough to fix his appetite to play
Chubby Tubby
He just never misses dinner
A winner for hugs and kisses, they say

He always rises early in the morn
Feeds all the cats and rats out in the barn
And then he's ready for the start of day
Chubby Tubby
Mama's little pajama guy
He'll be as big as Daddy is someday

Chubby Tubby
Mama's little pajama guy
He'll be as big as Daddy is someday
      
My Sweet Rosalie (Larry W. Jones 10/23/2007) (song#5100)

Rosalie, my sweet Rosalie
It's such a treat with you to be
There's no wonder why it's easy to love you
For you're the kind that's divine, hard to define
As pretty as the skies I find above you
A little devil in your eyes
But there's an angel in your sighs
Rosalie, my sweet Rosalie

My sweet Rosalie, I love you
Oh how freely I dream of you
My Rosalie, they all came true when I met you
And there's no taming this heart that can't forget you
My Rosalie, if I ever lost you
I know my very life it would cost me
I'd be a king to have you as queen beside me
Will you my bride be, my sweet Rosalie

- instrumental -

A little devil in your eyes
But there's an angel in your sighs
Rosalie, my sweet Rosalie

My sweet Rosalie, I love you
Oh how freely I dream of you
My Rosalie, they all came true when I met you
And there's no taming this heart that can't forget you
My Rosalie, if I ever lost you
I know my very life it would cost me
I'd be a king to have you as queen beside me
Will you my bride be, my sweet Rosalie

I'd be a king to have you as queen beside me
Will you my bride be, my sweet Rosalie
      
Rose Of A Day (Larry W. Jones 10/23/2007) (song#5101)

I stood in love's garden manor
For awhile dear, with you alone
Ne'er could I ask for love finer
But tomorrows cannot be known

Like a bee drawn to a rosebud
I was a pawn in love's game with you
Now you're gone like a faded dream
Love's flower from a day that I knew

The rose of a day that I knew
One I thought would grow by my side
With much regret I can't forget
The rose of a day that has died

- instrumental -

Like a bee drawn to a rosebud
I was a pawn in love's game with you
Now you're gone like a faded dream
Love's flower from a day that I knew

The rose of a day that I knew
One I thought would grow by my side
With much regret I can't forget
The rose of a day that has died

When I saw you sprout, my heart gave a shout
But now I'm without you, my love
The rose of a day in my heart will stay
But along with the thorn thereof

The rose of a day in my heart will stay
But along with the thorn thereof
      
Pale Moon (Larry W. Jones 10/24/2007) (song #5102)

You're an angel in disguise
I fell for your lies
I never would have known
That you'd fly like the breeze
But my world turned to black
When the stars turned their back
And now I'm back on the ground
Crawling on my knees

Now there's a pale moon
Shining a veil down on me
There's a pale sunrise
As far as eternity
I begged the stars to turn back
End this world of black
And brighten up the pale moon
Shining down on me

Dear, I thought you shared my dreams
Bought you everything
And you taught my now broken heart
That it could sing
I spent my nights and days
Thinking of all the ways
In which I could make you all mine
For all of time

- instrumental -

I spent my nights and days
Thinking of all the ways
In which I could make you all mine
For all of time

Now there's a pale moon
Shining a veil down on me
There's a pale sunrise
As far as eternity
I begged the stars to turn back
End this world of black
And brighten up the pale moon
Shining down on me

Now there's a pale moon
A sad and veiled moon
Now there's a pale moon
Shining down on me
      
Quicksilver Moon (Larry W. Jones 10/24/2007) (song#5103)

Quicksilver moon, sail along
Down lovers' lane, a pale sarong
Quicksilver moon, sail along
Make strong her love for me again

Lead her to where your light will glow
Speed her to where our love can grow
Quicksilver moon, for us please reign
Tonight down lovers' lane

Maybe the future will be clearer
Quicksilver moon, if you lend a hand
Then two hearts may beat ever nearer
Quicksilver moon, oh, please understand

- instrumental -

Maybe the future will be clearer
Quicksilver moon, if you lend a hand
Then two hearts may beat ever nearer
Quicksilver moon, oh, please understand

Quicksilver moon, sail along
Down lovers' lane, a pale sarong
Quicksilver moon, sail along
Make strong her love for me again

Quicksilver moon, sail along
Make strong her love for me again
      
Take My Bones To Tulsa (Larry W. Jones 10/24/2007) (song#5104)

She broke my heart with her red dress on
She told me that her name was Dinah
She won't marry me and be my own
I left her down in Louisiana
Take my bones to Tulsa, in Oklahoma bury
Take my bones to Tulsa, in Oklahoma bury

The wild honey bee makes the honey
Beekeeper makes and keeps the money
Dinah went and made my heart turn blue
She can keep my heart she broke in two
Take my bones to Tulsa, in Oklahoma bury
Take my bones to Tulsa, in Oklahoma bury

- instrumental -

Now, cowboys go to the big barn dance
And the cowgirls go there for romance
But Dinah didn't give me a chance
So here's my stance because of Dinah
Take my bones to Tulsa, in Oklahoma bury
Take my bones to Tulsa, in Oklahoma bury

Well, I used to wear a great big smile
Sang happy songs because none were sour
Now my head hangs low a country mile
Tell Dinah this is my final hour
Take my bones to Tulsa, in Oklahoma bury
Take my bones to Tulsa, in Oklahoma bury

Take my bones to Tulsa
Take my bones to Tulsa
Take my bones to Tulsa
In Oklahoma bury
      
Cowboy Cease Your Roaming (Larry W. Jones 10/24/2007) (song#5105)

Cowboy, cease your roaming
Cowboy, forget the lone prairie
Cowboy, when your fortune has turned
Ride on back home to me

As you ride across the prairie
My dreams are striding beside you
To Texas or New Mexico
Where you ride cowboy, I will go

To the corral inside my heart
My love will guide your pony true
Cowboy, cease your roaming
Ride on back home to me

- instrumental -

As you ride across the prairie
My dreams are striding beside you
To Texas or New Mexico
Where you ride cowboy, I will go

Cowboy, cease your roaming
Cowboy, forget the lone prairie
Cowboy, when your fortune has turned
Ride on back home to me
      
Alamo Sally (Larry W. Jones 10/24/2007) (song#5106)

Alamo Sally, now come along and wander
Across the ally from the Alamo to me
Alamo Sally, come along and marry me
Cause Sally, you would make me very happy be

When Texas skies are blue
You are so beguiling
And when those skies are grey
Sally, you keep smiling
Alamo Sally, across the ally from the Alamo
Alamo Sally, you are the pride of San Antonio

Texas skies turned blue when I saw you
Alamo Sally, my cowgirl true
You brought along a Fiesta song
My Alamo Sally, I love you

- instrumental -

When Texas skies are blue
You are so beguiling
And when those skies are grey
Sally, you keep smiling
Alamo Sally, across the ally from the Alamo
Alamo Sally, you are the pride of San Antonio

Alamo Sally, now come along and wander
Across the ally from the Alamo to me
Alamo Sally, now come along and wander
Across the ally from the Alamo to me
      
Texas Cannonball (Larry W. Jones 10/24/2007) (song#5107)

I'm a-rollin' back to Texas
It's the big Lone Star State for me
Where pecan trees grow and the oil wells flow
Texas is home sweet home to me
Good folks there will meet you and then greet you
With a great big loud Howdy Y'all
I say I'm blessed cause I'm a-rollin' west
On the fast Texas Cannonball

On the Texas Cannonball, Texas Cannonball
Just listen as the whistle calls out Howdy Y'all
I know there's a cowgirl waitin'
And she's the fairest of them all
I say I'm blessed cause I'm a-rollin' west
On the fast Texas Cannonball

- instrumental -

Now, when I cross that old Sabine
I'll see miles and miles of Texas
It's the best state I've ever seen
Just put my name where the X is

On the Texas Cannonball, Texas Cannonball
Just listen as the whistle calls out Howdy Y'all
I know there's a cowgirl waitin'
And she's the fairest of them all
I say I'm blessed cause I'm a-rollin' west
On the fast Texas Cannonball
      
Texas Brazos Valley (Larry W. Jones 10/25/2007) (song#5108)

I'm packin' my saddle bags
I'm ridin' away today
Gonna hit the cattle trail
I'm headin' down Texas way
Gonna settle down and never more roam
Make that Texas Brazos Valley my home

I'll tie up all of my loose ends
Excuse myself from my old friends
Where the best of the west begins
Is where the trail I'll be on ends
I figure that's where this cowboy should be
Is the Texas Brazos Valley, you see

Now I'm not just wishin' when I state
She'll be waitin' in the Lone Star State
And when my lonely trail ride is done
That girl's gonna fill my heart with joy
She's gonna marry this here cowboy

- instrumental -

I'll tie up all of my loose ends
Excuse myself from my old friends
Where the best of the west begins
Is where the trail I'll be on ends

I'm packin' my saddle bags
I'm ridin' away today
Gonna hit the cattle trail
I'm headin' down Texas way
Gonna settle down and never more roam
Make that Texas Brazos Valley my home
      
Make That Guitar Ring For Your Darling (Larry W. Jones 10/25/2007) (song#5109)

Make that guitar ring for your darling
And sing her a song that shows you care
Play something gentle, sentimental
For you may not have much time to spare

Don't let love words lay around on the floor
Go and say them to the one you adore
So, make that guitar ring for your darling
And sing to your darling forevermore

- instrumental -

Don't let love words lay around on the floor
Go and say them to the one you adore

Make that guitar ring for your darling
And sing her a song that shows you care
Play something gentle, sentimental
For you may not have much time to spare

Don't let love words lay around on the floor
Go and say them to the one you adore
So, make that guitar ring for your darling
And sing to your darling forevermore
      
Sunny Sings Country Blues (Larry W. Jones 10/25/2007) (song#5110)

Sunny sings country blues
To cowboys in honky tonks cloudy
She sounds like rain falling
Settles them down when they get rowdy
To Sunny, it's just pitter patter
Really doesn't matter
No true love comes calling
When Sunny sings the blues

Sunny sings country blues
Makes all the cowboys sigh with sadness
Teardrops fall in their beer
And washes away any gladness
Couples on the dance floor are swayin'
Sad steel guitars playin'
Honky tonks have no cheer
When Sunny sings the blues

- instrumental -

Cowboys remember how she got her name
They remember her sunny smile
It's not so funny that she's not the same
And she hasn't been for awhile

But broken hearts may mend
And in time the sun may shine again
Other dreams may come true
Cowboy, now quit crying in your beer
Sunny sings country blues and needs cheer
Come and hold Sunny near
Just a smile she could use
When Sunny sings the blues

Cowboy, now quit crying in your beer
Sunny sings country blues and needs cheer
Come and hold Sunny near
Just a smile she could use
When Sunny sings the blues
      
Trail Of Heartache (Larry W. Jones 10/25/2007) (song#5111)

The lights in the ranch house have all failed
I'm just a cowboy lost on the trail

Trail of heartache
No joy or happiness
No love, just loneliness
Oh, how I hoped that you would care
That you'd be there, my dear
To dry away my tears on this
Trail of heartache

Oh, how could you forget
Vows of love when we met
Now I ride with regret
Upon this trail of debt

Trail of heartache
No joy or happiness
No love, just loneliness
Oh, how I hoped that you would care
That you'd be there, my dear
To dry away my tears on this
Trail of heartache

- instrumental -

I won't see you no more
And I know what's in store
A long black veil I see
The only trail for me

Trail of heartache
No joy or happiness
No love, just loneliness
Oh, how I hoped that you would care
That you'd be there, my dear
To dry away my tears on this
Trail of heartache

Oh, how I hoped that you would care
That you'd be there, my dear
To dry away my tears on this
Trail of heartache
      
Trail Of Love (Larry W. Jones 10/25/2007) (song#5112)

Come and ride alongside, darling
By my side on the trail of love
And let me tell you, my darling
Just how much it is I love you

Sweetheart, remember when we met
The sun had just begun to set
That's when I told you, my darling
Just how much it is I love you

Come and ride alongside, darling
By my side on the trail of love
And let me tell you, my darling
Just how much it is I love you

Come and ride alongside
Be my bride
On the trail
The trail of love

- instrumental -

Sweetheart, remember when we met
The sun had just begun to set

Come and ride alongside, darling
By my side on the trail of love
And let me tell you, my darling
Just how much it is I love you

Come and ride alongside
Be my bride
On the trail
The trail of love
      
Second Rate Cowboy (Larry W. Jones 10/25/2007) (song#5113)

I perform in rodeos that are second rate
And I try to ride for eight when they pull the gate
I'm just a cowboy who's been placed upon a shelf
My cowboy boots used to be worn somebody else

It's no wonder that I'm feeling old
Everything I own is full of mold
I wear a real sedate western hat
I never get a great ol' Good-Job pat
I hate to hear 'em when they call me
Second rate cowboy

I need to buy my poor pony a new collar
Bought a second rate saddle for forty dollars
Got a Goodwill shirt that's already full of dirt
The rodeo said that my credit's on alert

- instrumental -

Got a Goodwill shirt that's already full of dirt
The rodeo said that my credit's on alert

I'm behind on my R.C.A. rodeo dues
Bob, the announcer, said he wasn't keeping score
Said he'd never seen a cowboy like me before
I told Bob that for me it wasn't any news
I hate to hear 'em when they call me
Second rate cowboy
Second rate rodeo blues
Second rate cowboy
Second rate rodeo blues
      
Hank Williams Is The King (Larry W. Jones 10/26/2007) (song#5114)

All country folks give thanks for the Hanks
In the Country Music Hall of Fame
There's Hank Chochran and Hank Locklin
Hank Snow and Hank Thompson by name
But there's just one to which the title King belongs
Everybody knows any old time they hear him sing
Hank Williams is the King of country music songs

Hank Cochran wrote about A Little Bitty Tear
And he just wanted to Make The World Go Away
Hank Locklin wrote and sang Please Help Me I'm Falling
And Send Me The Pillow That You Dream On today
But there's just one to which the title King belongs
Everybody knows any old time they hear him sing
Hank Williams is the King of country music songs

Now Hank Snow was Canada's Yodeling Ranger
He's Been Everywhere and Hank is still Movin' On
Hank Thompson led the Texas Brazos Valley Boys
Honky Tonk Angels all had Humpty Dumpty Hearts
But there's just one to which the title King belongs
Everybody knows any old time they hear him sing
Hank Williams is the King of country music songs

- instrumental -

Hank Williams is the King, just listen to him sing
He caught the Love Sick Blues cause of a Cold Cold Heart
Hank heard a Lonesome Whistle Blow and had to go
To the Pontchartrain to get some Jambalaya
Old Hank was Setting The Woods On Fire from the start
Wonder if the Mansion On The Hill is there still

All country folks give thanks for the Hanks
In the Country Music Hall of Fame
There's Hank Chochran and Hank Locklin
Hank Snow and Hank Thompson by name
But there's just one to which the title King belongs
Everybody knows any old time they hear him sing
Hank Williams is the King of country music songs
      
Bunk House Number Nine (Larry W. Jones 10/26/2007) (song#5115)

Just follow the trail
To this lonely spread of mine
You'll find me bedded down
In bunk house number nine

It wasn't long ago
That you rode away from me
We made wedding plans
But your treading sent you free
Now this emptiness surrounds me
Most of the time
Sunshine don't come around
In bunk house number nine

- instrumental -

You didn't care for me
You went and changed your mind
I'll stay drunk in this bunk house room
Until I'm blind
Just follow the trail
To this lonely spread of mine
You'll find me bedded down
In bunk house number nine

Now this emptiness surrounds me
Most of the time
Sunshine don't come around
In bunk house number nine
Sunshine don't come around
In bunk house number nine
      
Mine And Only Mine (Larry W. Jones 10/26/2007) (song#5116)

Dear, my love for you is true
When I tell you I love you
I will cheer you when you're blue
I will help your dreams come true
I will share the good and bad
Dear, I'll never make you sad
Take my hand and you'll be fine
You are mine and only mine

I will always call you dear
And I'll always want you near
True love's light will always shine
In your heart as well as mine
And as for the vows we make
I will give more than I'll take
Take my hand and you'll be fine
You are mine and only mine

- instrumental -

And as for the vows we make
I will give more than I'll take
Take my hand and you'll be fine
You are mine and only mine

Whether we are rich or poor
My love will be true and sure
I will tell you, I love you
Will you tell me, Yes I do
If you honor and obey
From your side I'll never stray
Take my hand and you'll be fine
You are mine and only mine

Take my hand and you'll be fine
You are mine and only mine
      
San Angelo Stroll (Larry W. Jones 10/26/2007) (song#5117)

I met her where west Texas breezes blow
There beneath the stars in San Angelo
A dance at a ranch where tumbleweeds roll
We danced to the slow San Angelo Stroll

She said her name was Angela
All cowboys made her heart their goal
She stole my heart right from the start
Dancing the San Angelo Stroll

The tune they played was beautiful
All felt so right within my soul
I felt love on my heart strings pull
With that slow San Angelo Stroll

- instrumental -

She said her name was Angela
All cowboys made her heart their goal
She stole my heart right from the start
Dancing the San Angelo Stroll

The tune they played was beautiful
All felt so right within my soul
I felt love on my heart strings pull
With that slow San Angelo Stroll

But that was long ago and in the past
I knew a dream like her just could not last
That dance with her has taken its slow toll
Angela and the San Angelo Stroll
      
Be Happy That You Have What You Have (Larry W. Jones 10/26/2007) (song#5118)

Be happy that you have what you have while you have it
Or you may have to find out that what you have is gone
Take a look at what you see while you can still see it
Or you may see that what you saw is now far long gone

Be sure to help what you can help if you can help it
Cause you can't help a thing if you don't help it along
Treat with true love what you can treat while you can treat it
If you don't treat your love sweet then your sweet will be gone

- instrumental -

Buddy, if you know what's good then better treat her good
And you should thank the moon as soon as it shines above
Now don't tarry if you're very sure she'll marry you
Because that same girl I'll give a whirl for her same love

Be happy that you have what you have while you have it
Or you may have to find out that what you have is gone
Take a look at what you see while you can still see it
Or you may see that what you saw is now far long gone

Be happy that you have what you have while you have it
Or you may have to find out that what you have is gone
      
My Heart Will Break (Larry W. Jones 10/26/2007) (song#5119)

Dear, my poor heart just can't understand
Why you say you love another man
It doesn't want to believe we're through
I keep walking up and down the floor
As you say you're walking out the door
My heart will break before it's over you

I believe my heart has lost its mind
I believe it's gonna break in time
My heart's already cracked, I know
And I know it won't have far to go
It keeps right on loving you the same
Now that's just not right, it's such a shame
Dear, how can you do the things you do
My heart will break before it's over you

- instrumental -

I believe my heart has lost its mind
I believe it's gonna break in time
My heart's already cracked, I know
And I know it won't have far to go

Your letters that I said I should burn
They will still be here should you return
My heart cries from what it's going through
Dear, I'll miss you in ways big and small
Even kiss your picture in the hall
My heart will break before it's over you
      
Before You Came On The Scene (Larry W. Jones 10/26/2007) (song#5120)

I've seen many lovely girls that were fine
Before you came on the scene
I gave many a whirl and called them mine
Before you came on the scene

I even searched the world in small detail
Up and down and in between
I thought that all my dreams of love would fail
Before you came on the scene

- instrumental -

I used to wander around like the breeze
Being free was my routine
Cause I wasn't bound and did as I pleased
Before you came on the scene

I even searched the world in small detail
Up and down and in between
I thought that all my dreams of love would fail
Before you came on the scene

- instrumental -

I even searched the world in small detail
Up and down and in between
I thought that all my dreams of love would fail
Before you came on the scene

Yes darling, that was before
Before you came on the scene
      
Crazy Heart (Larry W. Jones 10/27/2007) (song#5121)

I'm lost for words to describe how I feel
My heart feels like it's dying all the time
It will take time for it to ever heal
Since you said that you will never be mine

Crazy heart that beats now for only you
It just repeats the words that you're not mine
Crazy heart that only thought that it knew
Now meets reality for one more time

Crazy heart that's now used to being blue
It thought that it would be happy this time
You'll wed another when this day is through
And my heart will be crying for all time

- instrumental -

The plans that I had for me and for you
Were clad in golden dreams that won't come true
Now how can I feel glad when I'm so blue
And it's too bad my heart loves only you

Crazy heart that beats now for only you
It just repeats the words that you're not mine
Crazy heart that only thought that it knew
Now meets reality for one more time
      
C.C.Rider (Larry W. Jones 10/27/2007) (song#5122)

Well, the Country Circuit judge goes riding
Along the trails from town to town
The seal of justice he goes providing
For legal words that he writes down

Out west they call him the C.C.Rider
They come to see the Country Circuit judge
When someone gets married, he writes it down
C.C.Rider blesses the wedding gown

Well now see, C. C. Rider
Well now, see what you have done
That darlin' I wanted to marry
You married off to another one

Well, didn't you know I loved that lady
Why did you even have to come
Well now I thought that next time just maybe
I would be her love number one

Well now see, C. C. Rider
Well now, see what you have done
That darlin' I wanted to marry
You married off to another one

I'm ridin' the trail now darlin'
I won't be back until the Fall
Country Circuit judge came ridin'
And he married my darlin' off

Well now see, C. C. Rider
Well now, see what you have done
That darlin' I wanted to marry
You married off to another one
 
Well now see, C. C. Rider
Whenever the moon is shining bright
Yeah, yeah, see, C.C. Rider
Whenever the moon is shining bright
I'm gonna find another darlin'
And the Country Circuit judge will make it right
      
Broadcast For My Heart (Larry W. Jones 10/27/2007) (song#5123)

Make a broadcast just for my heart
Announce it on the air
Play it at the top of the charts
That you still want me there
Darling, though we are far apart
You know my love is true
Make a broadcast just for my heart
And all the world will know it too

Sweetheart, I wish I weren't alone
I need you here beside of me
I hear your voice when on the phone
But it's still you I need to see
Make a broadcast just for my heart
Announce it on the air at night
Your voice will be a work of art
That will turn darkness into light

- instrumental -

Sweetheart, I wish I weren't alone
I need you here beside of me
I hear your voice when on the phone
But it's still you I need to see

Make a broadcast just for my heart
Announce it on the air
Play it at the top of the charts
That you still want me there
Darling, though we are far apart
You know my love is true
Make a broadcast just for my heart
And all the world will know it too
      
Transcontinental Railway (Larry W. Jones 10/31/2007) (song#5124)

I'm takin' the transcontinental railway
To get my mind in repose
I'm takin' the transcontinental railway
Gotta find where love still grows

I've packed my overnighter
Got my ticket in my hand
Nothing could be more righter
Than takin' a train so grand

Eleven, departing the station this morning
Yearning, my heart will no longer be in mourning
Seven, I'm arriving at seven tomorrow
Seems like heaven, I'll no longer be in sorrow

- instrumental -

Oh, I don't know why I ever went astray
From my dear loving homestead shack
I'm takin' the transcontinental railway
Transcontinental railway back

Oh, I don't know why I ever went astray
From my dear loving homestead shack
I'm takin' the transcontinental railway
Transcontinental railway back
      
In December's Firelight Glow (Larry W. Jones 10/31/2007) (song#5125)

Snowflakes of white came falling down, remember
In December's firelight glow

Warm flames of love became as burning embers
In December's winter cold

Words of love we there exchanged
As snowflakes of white came falling down

Oh, how did time rearrange
That December dream no more around

My darling, your sweet love I still remember
In December's firelight glow

- instrumental -

Words of love we there exchanged
As snowflakes of white came falling down

Oh, how did time rearrange
That December dream no more around

My darling, your sweet love I still remember
In December's firelight glow

Your sweet love I still remember
In December's firelight glow
      
I'll Forever Say I Love You (Larry W. Jones 10/31/2007) (song#5126)

Dear, I'll forever say I love you
For I would never make you blue
Yes, I'll forever say I love you
Darling, you know I love you true

Strolling with you in the moonlight
Just seems like the right thing to do
Dreams are rolling along alright
Making mem'ries for me and you

I'm so glad I found this new love
My heart is so bound to you, love
A sweet dream came down from above
Dear, I'll forever say I love you

- instrumental -

I'm so glad I found this new love
My heart is so bound to you, love

I adore this love you're giving
I'm living in a dream, I know
There will never be misgiving
Because darling, I love you so

Dear, I'll forever say I love you
For I would never make you blue
Yes, I'll forever say I love you
Darling, you know I love you true
      
I'll Move Along (Larry W. Jones 10/31/2007) (song#5127)

Dear, I'll move along if you don't need me
I'll move along if you need to be free
I don't know how to mend your broken vows
I'll move along to a new love for me

I'll move along if you don't need me
I'll move along if your heart I can't own
In a new time zone dear, I'll remember
That you once told me you loved me alone

After I go, dear, you will remember
That all of my vows I did live up to
I'll move along without warm love's embers
And I will get along dear, without you

- instrumental -

I'll move along if you don't need me
I'll move along if your heart I can't own
In a new time zone dear, I'll remember
That you once told me you loved me alone

After I go, dear, you will remember
That all of my vows I did live up to
I'll move along without warm love's embers
And I will get along dear, without you

I'll move along without warm love's embers
And I will get along dear, without you
      
Lonesome Cowboy (Larry W. Jones 11/01/2007) (song#5128)

I'm a lonesome cowboy who just rode into town
I just stopped at your saloon as the sun goes down
And tomorrow it won't matter what trail I find
I'm a lonesome cowboy that love has left behind

No, not much matters when there's no love left within
My dream has died and so I just ride with the wind
And these tears that blind are for someone on my mind
I'm a lonesome cowboy that love has left behind

- instrumental -

My pony is tired just like these line in my face
And these stony trails won't lead to a better place
Pour another whiskey mister, if you don't mind
I'm a lonesome cowboy that love has left behind

No, not much matters when there's no love left within
My dream has died and so I just ride with the wind
And these tears that blind are for someone on my mind
I'm a lonesome cowboy that love has left behind

I'm a lonesome cowboy that love has left behind
      
Love's Delaying Game (Larry W. Jones 11/01/2007) (song#5129)

When I was a young lad, sweethearts I had
I made all them play love's delaying game
I must also add that I made some sad
But in time other sweethearts to me came
In time other sweethearts came

Oh, time seems so long from Spring to December's snow
But when September comes, the days much shorter grow
For when the Fall does call and blows upon life's flame
You know there's no more time for love's delaying game

When the seasons diminish to a cherished few
Springtime, Summer, Autumn
Dear, let me finish my last season with only you
Finish my last season with you

- instrumental -

Listen young lads, when you meet sweethearts in the Spring
Go ahead, romance them with song and wine
But you must write in your songs what the seasons bring
December's snow will fall on you in time

Oh, time seems so long from Spring to December's snow
But when September comes, the days much shorter grow
For when the Fall does call and blows upon life's flame
You know there's no more time for love's delaying game

No more time for love's delaying game
      
Serenade In Red (Larry W. Jones 11/01/2007) (song#5130)

Sometimes I hear a serenade in red
At times I forget all the words it said
But I know it's about a dream that's dead
A dream that died long ago

I tried to get you to return to me
I wrote a serenade, a melody
But dear, you only stayed away instead
Serenade in red I know

Dear, I remember you like yesterday
We danced away on a crowded floor
Darling, that was before you went away
And after you whispered forevermore
My dear, our song of love was once a sigh
Our golden moon turned to blue and then red
On the night you said goodbye

- instrumental -

Dear, I remember you like yesterday
We danced away on a crowded floor
Darling, that was before you went away
And after you whispered forevermore

I tried to get you to return to me
I wrote a serenade, a melody
But dear, you only stayed away instead
Serenade in red
Serenade in red
      
Yesterday's Rendezvous (Larry W. Jones 11/01/2007) (song#5131)

I would have sworn that you were here last night
I felt so warm when you came into view
But when came the morn you were not in sight
It was just a memory of yesterday's rendezvous

There in my bed, your love words I could hear
All my thoughts were so clear of only you
When the sun appeared you were nowhere near
It was just a memory of yesterday's rendezvous

- instrumental -

There in my bed, your love words I could hear
When the sun appeared you were nowhere near

The path to happiness is oh, so dark
My world is empty and of love bereft
Like this old emptiness within my heart
I don't know which way to turn, right or left

There's no use in dreaming of yesterday
Because those dreams of you will not come true
So, when I dream, I tell myself each day
It was just a memory of yesterday's rendezvous
      
Seven Mile Hill (Larry W. Jones 11/01/2007) (song#5132)

There are twinkling stars
In the western sky
In Albuquerque still
And there nothing mars
The view from on high
Atop Seven Mile Hill

There I loved a girl for awhile
I guess I love her still
At times I still can see her smile
Atop Seven Mile Hill

Albuquerque is still a part of me
And I will dream until
That sweet New Mexico girl I can see
Atop Seven Mile Hill

- instrumental -

There are twinkling stars
In the western sky
In Albuquerque still
And there nothing mars
The view from on high
Atop Seven Mile Hill

At times I still can see her smile
Atop Seven Mile Hill
      
I Fell For The Wine (Larry W. Jones 11/02/2007) (song#5133)

I see twenty twenty but as I look behind
I can see that I overlooked those hazard signs
Dear, you told me to watch it many many times
You fell for me darlin' but I fell for the wine

I remember you told me someday I would find
Nothing good to hold to when I crossed that line
Now I'm holding this bottle with you on my mind
You fell for me darlin' but I fell for the wine

Dear, I wish that I had seen more clearly the sign
Instead of wasting dreams on more cheap bottled wine
Then dear, I would have you here in these arms of mine
You fell for me darlin' but I fell for the wine

- instrumental -

Dear, I wish that I had seen more clearly the sign
Instead of wasting dreams on more cheap bottled wine
Then dear, I would have you here in these arms of mine
You fell for me darlin' but I fell for the wine

Darlin', I know you'll find somebody true and kind
He'll give you things that are due for ladies refined
All I could give now is the product of the vine
You fell for me darlin' but I fell for the wine
      
Step Right In (Larry W. Jones 11/02/2007) (song#5134)

Dear, the key is under the doorstep, step right in

Well, I was too suspicious of the goings on
And you were too ambitious in your comfort zone
My dear, I find no comfort in that I was wrong
And I find I still dream about you all night long

Dear, the key is under the doorstep, step right in
I wonder if our faded love could live again
I know I traded your sweet love for my chagrin
Dear, the key is under the doorstep, step right in

- instrumental -

Dear, this living by myself is no fun to me
My heart's sitting on the shelf with no company
If you will just return I promise to be nice
Darling, for you my heart yearns and has paid the price

Dear, the key is under the doorstep, step right in
I wonder if our faded love could live again
I know I traded your sweet love for my chagrin
Dear, the key is under the doorstep, step right in

The key is under the doorstep, step right on in
      
She Wears My Golden Band (Larry W. Jones 11/02/2007) (song#5135)

She wears my golden band
To show all the world that I'm her man
She wears my golden band
To show that she's mine forevermore
Around her finger I placed it there
To show all the world how much I care

This golden band stands for more than precious metal
It stands for love as soft as a rose's petal
She knows my eyes upon only her will settle
I'm her man and that's why she wears my golden band

- instrumental -

She knows my eyes upon only her will settle
I'm her man and that's why she wears my golden band

This golden band stands for more than precious metal
It stands for love as soft as a rose's petal
She knows my eyes upon only her will settle
I'm her man and that's why she wears my golden band
I'm her man and that's why she wears my golden band
      
Wrap Your Love In Golden Paper (Larry W. Jones 11/02/2007) (song#5136)

You opened up my heart and your love came in
You opened up my heart and your love came in

Your love is shining in my world
Like sunshine on my shoes
As the days of my life unfurl
My sunshine, dear, is you
I'm gonna wrap your love in golden paper
And here is what I'm gonna do
Gonna unwrap it on some foggy morning
And let your love come shining through

You opened up my heart and your love came in
You opened up my heart and your love came in

- instrumental -

Sometimes this life will make you blue
Despite all ever tried
Just let the sun come shining through
To make you satisfied
I'm gonna wrap your love in golden paper
And here is what I'm gonna do
Gonna unwrap it on some foggy morning
And let your love come shining through

You opened up my heart and your love came in
You opened up my heart and your love came in

I'm gonna wrap your love in golden paper
And here is what I'm gonna do
Gonna unwrap it on some foggy morning
And let your love come shining through
      
If My Heart Ever Gets Mended (Larry W. Jones 11/03/2007) (song#5137)

If my heart ever gets mended
A new love it may try to find
But the last love has just ended
And I find she's still on my mind

This is not the first love ended
For I have had lost loves before
Now my poor heart needs attended
Because of heartaches by the score

I'm gonna search for the right love
She'll be a girl who's true and kind
If my heart ever gets mended
The last love won't be on my mind

- instrumental -

Maybe someday I will find her
And this pain in my heart will end
And maybe then it will occur
That my poor broken heart will mend

I'm gonna search for the right love
She'll be a girl who's true and kind
If my heart ever gets mended
The last love won't be on my mind

If my heart ever gets mended
The last love won't be on my mind
      
Sawmill Town (Larry W. Jones 11/03/2007) (song#5138)

A sawmill town on a dead end street
You're nowhere around and I can't sleep
With you still on my mind
Dear, I still dream of you, it's true
I know he bought you a diamond ring
I'm sure he can buy you fancy things
But he can't buy true love
The kind of love I have for you

The kind of love I have for you
Would have lasted endlessly
We planned a life of man and wife
But that now can never be
I know he bought you a diamond ring
I'm sure he can buy you fancy things
That you won't find in a sawmill town
But he can't buy true love
His will only be hand-me-downs

- instrumental -

Remember you came from a sawmill town
Bright lights came from the sawdust burning low
It's just a little sawmill town, I know
But it's here you will find real love can grow
You might live in a mansion on a hill
But you will still be blue
Cause he can't buy true love
The kind of love I have for you

Remember you came from a sawmill town
Bright lights came from the sawdust burning low
It's just a little sawmill town, I know
But it's here you will find real love can grow
      
I Can't Miss Missing You (Larry W. Jones 11/03/2007) (song#5139)
 
I missed the party with the guys at the bar
Who would even feel like laughing when they're blue
I miss the sound of a crying steel guitar
But dear, I find that I can't miss missing you

The bus I missed left me standing in the rain
The new time table changed all the routes I knew
I miss happy times because my heart's in pain
But dear, I find that I can't miss missing you

- instrumental -

I miss happy times because my heart's in pain
I can't miss wishing you would come home again

I tried to dismiss the fact that you're now gone
But the fact is that I'm lost and all alone
I miss your calls at work on the telephone
I feel more remiss than I have ever known

I miss those days of bliss with you all the time
How I miss your morning kiss now that we're through
I miss the songs we sang with words that rhymed
But dear, I find that I can't miss missing you
Yes dear, I find that I can't miss missing you
      
Cowboys Come A-Ridin' (Larry W. Jones 11/03/2007) (song#5140)

(Cowboys come a-ridin' to the barn dance tonight)

[up tempo]
Cowboys come a-ridin'
Down the trail into sight
Cowboys come a-ridin'
To the barn dance tonight
Ponies are a-striding, striding, striding home
Ponies are a-striding, striding, striding home
Down the trail, cowboys come a-ridin'
To the barn dance tonight
(Cowboys come a-ridin' to the barn dance tonight)

[slow tempo]
They ride to the roundup where the longhorn goes
It's so hard for the cowgirls to wave adios
(Adios cowboys, there they all go)
While the big prairie moon moves across the sky
The cowgirls can't wait til they're return is nigh

[up tempo] 
Cowboys come a-ridin'
Down the trail into sight
Cowboys come a-ridin'
To the barn dance tonight
Ponies are a-striding, striding, striding home
Ponies are a-striding, striding, striding home
Down the trail, cowboys come a-ridin'
To the barn dance tonight
(Cowboys come a-ridin' to the barn dance tonight)

[slow tempo]
How joyful the days around the old corral
Til once more they ride to the high Chapparral
(Adios cowboys, there they all go)
Oh how lonesome the nights under moon so pale
Til the day cowboys come ridin' down the trail

[up tempo]
Cowboys come a-ridin'
Down the trail into sight
Cowboys come a-ridin'
To the barn dance tonight
Ponies are a-striding, striding, striding home
Ponies are a-striding, striding, striding home
Down the trail, cowboys come a-ridin'
To the barn dance tonight

[slow tempo]
To the barn dance tonight
(Cowboys come a-ridin' to the barn dance tonight)
      
Sierra Sally (Larry W. Jones 11/03/2007) (song#5141)

Sierra Sally, for you I'm lonesome
The sad whippoorwills sound so lonesome too
Sierra Sally, I need you badly
I'd wed you gladly, Sierra Sally

Desert roses cry with petals falling
Like they do down in Death Valley
Sweetheart, my song for you is now calling
Heard in Mexicali, Sierra Sally

- instrumental -

Desert roses cry with petals falling
Like they do down in Death Valley
Sweetheart, my song for you is now calling
Heard in Mexicali, Sierra Sally

Sierra Sally, I need you so bad
I'm feeling so sad, Sierra Sally
Desert roses cry with petals falling
Whippoorwills cry way down in the valley
Sweetheart, my song for you is now calling
Heard in Mexicali, Sierra Sally

Sweetheart, my song for you is now calling
Heard all the way down in Mexicali
Sierra Sally
Sierra Sally
Sierra Sally
      
Eyes Of Blue Golden Moon And Purple Sage (Larry W. Jones 11/03/2007) (song#5142)

Eyes of blue, golden moon and purple sage
With visions of you on the prairie stage
Eyes of blue, tell me true if you love me
I'll love you with my soul eternally

Eyes of blue, golden moon and purple sage
On you, a cowboy would spend all his wage
Golden moon, shine down here upon my love
With your light from the heavens up above

- instrumental -

Golden moon, shine down here upon my love
With your light from the heavens up above

Eyes of blue, golden moon and purple sage
Dear, let's you and I write love's brand new page
Purple sage, covered with the prairie dew
Tell me you love me with your eyes of blue

Eyes of blue, golden moon and purple sage
With visions of you on the prairie stage
Eyes of blue, tell me true if you love me
I'll love you with my soul eternally
      
Rainbow Round My Sombrero (Larry W. Jones 11/04/2007) (song#5143)

Rainbow round my sombrero
Glowing in the sky above
In the trees where breezes blow
Bluebirds sing a song I know
Of a cowboy who's in love

Rainbow round my sombrero
Are what songs of love are of
Now, winds and rain may blow me
But they will never slow me
Cause I'm a cowboy in love

Happy trails, wedding bells ring
That girl is my everything 
Of cowboys, call me the king

Rainbow round my sombrero
Glowing in the sky above
I want the whole wide world to know
That I'm a cowboy in love

- instrumental -

Happy trails, wedding bells ring
That girl is my everything 
Of cowboys, call me the king

Rainbow round my sombrero
Glowing in the sky above
I want the whole wide world to know
That I'm a cowboy in love

Cowboy in love, cowboy in love
Rainbow round my sombrero
Cause I'm a cowboy in love
      
I Still Carve Your Name On The Pines (Larry W. Jones 11/04/2007) (song#5144)

Many years have come and gone, my darling
Most of them were filled with tears of regret
Through the years I still loved you, my darling
You were dear to me and I can't forget

I still love you just as much, my darling
Even though you are now no longer mine
I still hunger for your touch, my darling
And dear, I still carve your name on the pines

These lonely years seem to forever roll
Through them all I have tried to roll along
Oh, I have cried and the years took their toll
As I remembered our sweet old love song

- instrumental -

I still love you just as much, my darling
Even though you are now no longer mine
I still hunger for your touch, my darling
And dear, I still carve your name on the pines

I heard dear, that you had wed another
You now live in a mansion big and fine
I'd write you sometime but I won't bother
I'll stay here in my cottage in the pines

I still love you just as much, my darling
Even though you are now no longer mine
I still hunger for your touch, my darling
And dear, I still carve your name on the pines
      
Ernest Tubb (Larry W. Jones 11/04/2007) (song#5145)

They said he was too country for New York City
He didn't sport the Greenwich Village hippies' hair
But he was the sort that didn't need their pity
Cause Texas treats the Texas Troubadour four-square

Down in Texas his country music was not denied
Ernest Dale Tubb was honky tonk music personified
He said girls in Texas were prettier down there
They didn't breathe New York City's polluted air

- instrumental -

He said New York City sidewalks were filled with dirt
And they didn't take the time to say Howdy sir
Ernest Tubb said their hearts were as cold as their stare
If he could, he would have sold them some Texas air

He was the Texas Troubadour and wouldn't budge
He was nice enough that he wouldn't hold a grudge
Ernest Tubb sang ballads in Texas or anywhere
The Texas Troubadour sang like a millionaire

They said he was too country for New York City
He didn't sport the Greenwich Village hippies' hair
But he was the sort that didn't need their pity
Cause Texas treats the Texas Troubadour four-square

Down in Texas his country music was not denied
Ernest Dale Tubb was honky tonk music personified
      
Silver Moon (Larry W. Jones 11/05/2007) (song#5146)

Silver moon, shining in the dark night
Floating upward with your heavenly light
You took my love away, shining for another
Silver moon, my love is nowhere in sight

Silver moon, shine down on me, I cry
Bring her back to stand here by my side
With your light maybe you can change her mind
I'm so lonesome being left behind

Silver moon, shining in the dark night
Floating upward with your heavenly light
You took my love away, shining for another
Silver moon, my love is nowhere in sight

- instrumental -

Silver moon, shine down on me, I cry
Bring her back to stand here by my side
With your light maybe you can change her mind
I'm so lonesome being left behind

Silver moon, shining in the dark night
Floating upward with your heavenly light
You took my love away, shining for another
Silver moon, my love is nowhere in sight
My love is nowhere in sight
      
Big Collection Of Recollections (Larry W. Jones 11/07/2007) (song#5147)

Well, I've got a big collection of recollections
And I wouldn't disconnect any even if I could
If I get to feeling low, I know just where to go
Just recall my big collection of recollections

Upon inspection you say that my past is standing out
I know I had some loves that I couldn't really win
But those lost loves is not what it's really all about
I recall it's knowing that I knew love way back when

- instrumental -

Upon inspection you say that my past is standing out
But those lost loves is not what it's really all about

My big collection of faces come back one by one
Along with all the places I recall in my mind
No, I wouldn't disconnect any even if I could
For I might want to recollect them from time to time

Well, I've got a big collection of recollections
And I wouldn't disconnect any even if I could
If I get to feeling low, I know just where to go
Just recall my big collection of recollections

If I get to feeling low, I know just where to go
Just recall my big collection of recollections
      
Simple Kind Of Cowboy (Larry W. Jones 11/08/2007) (song#5148)

When I was a small cowboy, quite young
Dad said, come and sit awhile, my son
Don't listen to what the crowds may say
And in time you'll see my words will pay
For they will help you along some day

Now take your time, son, don't ride too fast
There's plenty troubles beyond the pass
And when it's women you're thinking of
Find one like a prairie turtle dove
And son, be sure to treat her with love

Be a simple kind of cowboy, son
Live the cowboy code and understand
Be a simple kind of cowboy, son
A simple kind of cowboy's a man
Your life on the trail has just begun
Be a simple kind of cowboy, son

Don't waste precious time in search of gold
Cause that trail will only leave you cold
As you ride across these western skies
Be a simple kind of cowboy, son
You will make me glad and you'll be wise

Be a simple kind of cowboy, son
Live the cowboy code and understand
Be a simple kind of cowboy, son
A simple kind of cowboy's a man
Your life on the trail has just begun
Be a simple kind of cowboy, son

Cowboy, don't worry, you'll find your way
Train your heart for goodness every day
And ride down the narrow trail aright
Be a simple kind of cowboy, son
Keep the cowboy code within your sight

Be a simple kind of cowboy, son
Live the cowboy code and understand
Be a simple kind of cowboy, son
A simple kind of cowboy's a man
Your life on the trail has just begun
Be a simple kind of cowboy, son
      
Waltzing Through My Mind (Larry W. Jones 11/09/2007) (song#5149)

I've tried to leave your memory behind
But memories of you are not that kind
They torture me and then won't let me be
Whenever you come waltzing through my mind

Whenever you come waltzing through my mind
I'm left with only emptiness, I find
Your dancing shoes never let me unwind
Whenever you come waltzing through my mind

- instrumental -

Your dancing shoes never let me unwind
Whenever you come waltzing through my mind

There's no use to drown my thoughts with red wine
A bottle full of troubles I would find
I regret you untied the ties that bind
Whenever you come waltzing through my mind

Whenever you come waltzing through my mind
I'm left with only emptiness, I find
Your dancing shoes never let me unwind
Whenever you come waltzing through my mind
      
Whippoorwill Hill (Larry W. Jones 11/09/2007) (song#5150)

Whippoorwill
Is your saddest song directed to me
Love is not where it's expected to be
I've listened so long to your lonesome trill
Has my love gone upon Whippoorwill Hill

Whippoorwill
If you see her in some green valley in spring
Please tell her that there I will go journeying
But until then my dreams will be lying still
There beside you on top of Whippoorwill Hill

In your lonesome song deep in the night
Do you long to see your love alight
Sad whippoorwill music
It's such a lowly tune
Must be kin to a loon
As both of you serenade the moon

Whippoorwill
How was it planned that you sadly sing
I know you must understand these things
Oh, will my dreams ever be fulfilled
Or will they die on Whippoorwill Hill

- instrumental -

In your lonesome song deep in the night
Do you long to see your love alight
Sad whippoorwill music
It's such a lowly tune
Must be kin to a loon
As both of you serenade the moon

Whippoorwill
How was it planned that you sadly sing
I know you must understand these things
Oh, will my dreams ever be fulfilled
Or will they die on Whippoorwill Hill
      
Snore Snore Snore (Larry W. Jones 11/10/2007) (song#5151)

Snore, snore, snore
It's something that we all adore
Oh, how we love to roar away
When chores are done at end of day

It's something that we can't ignore
We do it til our throats are sore
Let's go to bed and dream some more
As we snore, snore, snore

I used to have a darlin' who was sweet
But she ain't my darlin' any more
My snoring blew the covers off her feet
And when she went out the door, she was sore

- instrumental -

My snoring blew the covers off her feet
And when she went out the door, she was sore

Snore, snore, snore
It's something that I do adore
Oh, how I love to roar away
When chores are done at end of day

It's something that I can't ignore
I do it til my throat is sore
I'll go to bed and dream some more
As I snore, snore, snore

I'll go to bed and dream some more
As I snore, snore, snore
      
Here She Comes (Larry W. Jones 11/10/2007) (song#5152)

Here she comes, she's walking my way
Each step she takes brings the gladness of May
I won her heart and lost mine, glad to say
Here she comes, she's walking my way

I never cheated her and never lied
And that's why she's here walking by my side
She knows I love her more and more each day
Here she comes, she's walking my way

- instrumental -

I won her heart and lost mine, glad to say
Here she comes, she's walking my way

I never cheated her and never lied
And that's why she's here walking by my side
She knows I love her more and more each day
Here she comes, she's walking my way

Here she comes, she's walking my way
Each step she takes brings the gladness of May
I won her heart and lost mine, glad to say
Here she comes, she's walking my way

Here she comes, she's walking my way
      
Song Of The Last Whippoorwill (Larry W. Jones 11/10/2007) (song#5153)

Summertime is over, my darling
Fall is here and you're going away
The end of dreams is near, my darling
For I know you'll be gone any day

I know my heart will die, my darling
And I can already feel the chill
I'll be all alone cause you'll be gone
With the song of the last whippoorwill

Summer roses were in bloom, my darling
Green of the leaves was still upon the trees
Now I hear the whippoorwill's sad calling
Calling from his lonely hill on the breeze

- instrumental -

Summer roses were in bloom, my darling
Green of the leaves was still upon the trees
Now I hear the whippoorwill's sad calling
Calling from his lonely hill on the breeze

Our love should be harvested, my darling
As farmers gather bounty to the mill
But love's harvest moon will fade, my darling
As with the song of the last whippoorwill

Yes, love's harvest moon will fade, my darling
As with the song of the last whippoorwill
      
Big Country In Her Soul (Larry W. Jones 11/10/2007) (song#5154)

In the big city lives a little girl
Who gives my heart a great big whirl
Said she didn't mind if I came around
Now, I'm so glad it's her I found

She's a city girl with big country in her soul
She likes good country music with her rock 'n roll
Apple pie and pickup trucks
I don't have to wear no tux
She's a city girl with big country in her soul

- instrumental -

Well now, I've been to places in this world
A lot of faces come to mind
But none replaces what I see in this girl
City girl of a diff'rent kind

She's a city girl with big country in her soul
She likes good country music with her rock 'n roll
Apple pie and pickup trucks
I don't have to wear no tux
She's a city girl with big country in her soul

Apple pie and pickup trucks
I don't have to wear no tux
She's a city girl with big country in her soul
      
The Jukebox Called Her Darlin' (Larry W. Jones 11/10/2007) (song#5155)

The jukebox called her darlin', darlin' in the song
And I played it over and over all night long
Joe the bartender reminded me when it was dawn
That the singer just may have gotten it all wrong

The jukebox called her darlin', darlin' in the song
I drank a lot of beers and I know that was wrong
I know I shed a lot of tears on my way home
The jukebox called her darlin', darlin' in the song

- instrumental -

Joe the bartender reminded me when it was dawn
That the singer just may have gotten it all wrong

The jukebox called her darlin', darlin' in the song
Instead of quarrelin', our love should have been strong
It seems like just yesterday though it's been so long
The song still plays over and over all night long

The jukebox called her darlin', darlin' in the song
I drank a lot of beers and I know that was wrong
I know I shed a lot of tears on my way home
The jukebox called her darlin', darlin' in the song
And I played it over and over all night long
      
Texas Honky Tonk Girl (Larry W. Jones 11/10/2007) (song#5156)

She acts like she owns the dance floor
When the band begins
It's a fact that she'll drink some more
Lone Star beer or gin

She's just in it for the good times
She sure gives the cowboys a whirl
Jukebox takes her nickels and dimes
She's a Texas honky tonk girl

She's a lonely Texas honky tonk girl
Oh, she smiles a lot and shows those pearls
And although she gives the cowboys a whirl
She lost the only real love in her world

- instrumental -

There's a story that she has never told
Of someone she loved somewhere far behind
Out on the dance floor she looks ever bold
But behind the smiles hides a tear to find

She's a lonely Texas honky tonk girl
Oh, she smiles a lot and shows those pearls
And although she gives the cowboys a whirl
She lost the only real love in her world

She's a lonely Texas honky tonk girl
      
Sleepy Corral (Larry W. Jones 11/11/2007) (song#5157)

A sleepy corral, a big harvest moon
And two at the hacienda
A sleepy corral, a September tune
Cowboy love's on the agenda

Fire flies light up the night
With soft lights that shimmer
A falling star burns bright
Before growing dimmer

Leaves on cottonwood trees welcome the breeze
Purple sage welcomes the dew
My darling, here I dwell under your spell
Oh, what a wonderful view

- instrumental -

Fire flies light up the night
With soft lights that shimmer
A falling star burns bright
Before growing dimmer

Darling, I know this night will end too soon
But this warm night of love came from above
A sleepy corral, a big harvest moon
And you to love

A sleepy corral, a big harvest moon
And you to love
      
Dreamy Time Out West (Larry W. Jones 11/11/2007) (song#5158)

Big full moon shining on the prairie stage
Cowboys singing songs of the purple sage
Whippoorwill calling from his hilltop nest
It's dreamy time out west

Southern breeze blowing through cottonwood trees
Honeysuckle growing for honey bees
Longhorn cattle lowing while at their rest
It's dreamy time out west

Barn dance is goin' with the fiddles ringin'
Cowgirls showin' how their western skirts sway
Boots are tappin' and western songs singin'
Nobody's stopping til the break of day

- instrumental -

Southern breeze blowing through cottonwood trees
Honeysuckle growing for honey bees
Longhorn cattle lowing while at their rest
It's dreamy time out west

Out on the prairie with its western songs
That's where I'm goin' cause there I belong
Yes, I'm goin' where the goin' is best
It's dreamy time out west

Yes, I'm goin' where the goin' is best
It's dreamy time out west
      
Softly Blow The Prairie Winds (Larry W. Jones 11/11/2007) (song#5159)

Well, we both rode those dusty trails
Stopped by Laramie on the way
Young Cody rode right by my side
Out on the trail both night and day

Softly blow the prairie winds
There where young Cody lies
He won't ride the trails again
Now Molly, don't you cry

And as we rode those long last miles
The herd was circling around
He told me of your darlin' smile
And said your name was Molly Brown

- instrumental -

Softly blow the prairie winds
There where young Cody lies
He won't ride the trails again
Now Molly, don't you cry

Yes, he rode beside me, Molly
You were the apple of his eye
But I couldn't save him, Molly
When those longhorns stampeded by

Softly blow the prairie winds
There where young Cody lies
He won't ride the trails again
Now Molly, don't you cry

He won't ride the trails again
Now Molly, don't you cry
      
Down On The Mexico Border (Larry W. Jones 11/15/2007) (song#5160)

One day I rode across the border line
Met a senorita so very fine
She was her padre's beautiful daughter
And I vowed my love just like I oughta
Down on the Mexico border

Her soft eyes were dark and her hair was too
She had a smile like an angel oughta
She was her padre's beautiful daughter
Down on the Mexico border

Sunlight was shining on her raven hair
Roses bloomed there by the Rio's water
My heart fairly fell at her feet down there
I married that girl just like I oughta
Down on the Mexico border

- instrumental -

Her soft eyes were dark and her hair was too
She had a smile like an angel oughta
She was her padre's beautiful daughter
Down on the Mexico border

Sunlight was shining on her raven hair
Roses bloomed there by the Rio's water
My heart fairly fell at her feet down there
I married that girl just like I oughta
Down on the Mexico border
      
Sing Me Back To The Old Corral (Larry W. Jones 11/16/2007) (song#5161)

The sheriff led the outlaw
Toward the scaffold at high noon
Cowboys gathered at the draw
Eyes fixed on his mask of doom
I heard him tell the sheriff
One question will be my last
Before I hang dead and stiff
Please cowboys sing what I ask

Sing me back to the old corral
With cowboy songs of yesteryear
Before I must hang from on high
Sing me a cowboy song of cheer
Sing me back to the old corral
Before I have to hang and die

- instrumental -

He said I remember Mama
Raising me up to be real good
And I recall the songs she sang
I'd sing them for you if I could
Cowboys sing for me and Mama
Some old kindly songs if you would
Not the kind for an outlaw gang
I wish back then I'd understood

Sing me back to the old corral
With cowboy songs of yesteryear
Before I must hang from on high
Sing me a cowboy song of cheer
Sing me back to the old corral
Before I have to hang and die
      
A Million Moons Ago (Larry W. Jones 11/17/2007) (song#5162)

Seems there's a million moons behind me
And there will be more that rise and go
I doubt if she'll ever be able to find me
In my disguise on this ol' freight train rollin' slow
Don't know why she treated me so low
She was my love, seems like a million moons ago

A million moons ago I didn't feel this bad
Cause I thought I could hold onto the dream I had
I know I shouldn't feel so sad
I'm rollin' down a track of woe
She was my love, seems like a million moons ago

I must have kissed her tender lips
Seems like a million times or more
But time rendered the moon into eclipse
And darkness came when she walked out the door
That's why I feel so bad, I know
Like this ol' freight train's horn that's moanin' low
She was my love, seems like a million moons ago

- instrumental -

I must have kissed her tender lips
Seems like a million times or more
But time rendered the moon into eclipse
And darkness came when she walked out the door

A million moons ago I didn't feel this bad
Cause I thought I could hold onto the dream I had
I know I shouldn't feel so sad
I'm rollin' down a track of woe
She was my love, seems like a million moons ago
      
Nearly (Larry W. Jones 11/18/2007) (song#5163)

Nearly, you stood here by my side
Nearly, you would have been my bride
But every vow you made somehow
Broke like a weeping willow's bough
And left me with tears I can't hide

Nearly, my hopes and dreams came true
Nearly, it seemed you loved me too
But somebody else came along
And he stole your hand with his song
I owned you heart and soul, nearly

- instrumental - 

Nearly, bells of matrimony rung
Nearly, our wedding song was sung
But I remember now the way
You said those words you had to say
And how the meaning of them stung

Nearly, my life I felt was blessed
Nearly, I heard you tell me yes
But now my hopes of holding you
Are folding as my dreams are too
My world had turned to gold, nearly

But now my hopes of holding you
Are folding as my dreams are too
My world had turned to gold, nearly
      
The Blues Never Go Out Of Style (Larry W. Jones 11/18/2007) (song#5164)

They say the blues never goes out of style
I know it's true cause I cry like a child
Those who say time heals just don't know the feel
Of a broken heart that's been torn apart
Now I can't smile because the blues
The blues never go out of style

I tried to tell myself that I don't care
Lied to myself bout playing solitaire
I went and joined a class to study art
But I never passed drawing broken hearts
Now I can't draw because the blues
The blues never go out of style

- instrumental -

I tried to tell myself that I don't care
Lied to myself bout playing solitaire
I went and joined a class to study art
But I never passed drawing broken hearts

They say the blues never goes out of style
I know it's true cause I cry like a child
Those who say time heals just don't know the feel
Of a broken heart that's been torn apart
Now I can't smile because the blues
The blues never go out of style
The blues never go out of style
      
Tune Of Sadness (Larry W. Jones 11/18/2007) (song#5165)

Play for me a tune of sadness
Play it just as sad as I feel
And if you see me frown
It's cause she's no longer around
Play for me a tune of sadness
And please play it for real

I know she's upset with me
And yet I still love her so
You can bet I hate to see
That sweetheart girl of mine go

- instrumental -

I know she's upset with me
And yet I still love her so
You can bet I hate to see
That sweetheart girl of mine go

Play for me a tune of sadness
That will make the moon lose its glow
I've lost anything called gladness
Just play it very sad and low
Play for me a tune of sadness
Don't just play it for show

Play for me a tune of sadness
Play it just as sad as I feel
      
Gonna Disappear (Larry W. Jones 11/18/2007) (song#5166)

Tonight I feel like singin' the blues some more
Cause I never thought that you would walk
Out the door, dear
Why'd you go away

Tonight I'm sittin' here with tears in my eyes
Askin' why you told all of those lies
In disguise, dear
I've been betrayed

The sun no longer feels as warm
I feel the coming of a storm
The only thing that I can do
Is sing the blues because of you

Well, tonight I just feel like hoppin' a freight
Headin' out of town cause it's too late
For your love, dear
Gonna disappear

- instrumental -

The sun no longer feels as warm
I feel the coming of a storm
The only thing that I can do
Is sing the blues because of you

Well, tonight I just feel like hoppin' a freight
Headin' out of town cause it's too late
For your love, dear
Gonna disappear
      
I'm Sitting On Top Of The World (Larry W. Jones 11/18/2007) (song#5167)

Walking in the rain or standing in the sun
I've been waiting for my number one
But now she's coming home and I don't worry
Cause I'm sitting on top of the world

Well, it was in the spring when she went away
Couldn't eat a thing, my skies were gray
But now she's coming home and I don't worry
Yeah, I'm sitting on top of the world

I went to the depot and the switching yard
Trying to find her train was real hard
But now she's coming home and I don't worry
Cause I'm sitting on top of the world

- instrumental -

So many were the days I called out her name
Thought that I was calling out in vain
But now she's coming home and I don't worry
Cause I'm sitting on top of the world

Seen some lonely days when I was on my own
Only thing I cared about was gone
But now she's coming home and I don't worry
Cause I'm sitting on top of the world

I can see her running, holding up her hand 
Wondered if she'd forgotten her man
But now she's coming home and I don't worry
Man I'm sitting on top of the world
      
Fool Hearted Me (Larry W. Jones 11/19/2007) (song#5168)

Fool hearted me, fool hearted me
Well, I let my heart go astray
In fact, I just gave it away
Fool hearted me

I left it in care of a girl
Who had not a care in the world
Fool hearted me
I know I should have been wiser
I was a fool to not size her
Now she's long gone and set me free
And all the world can clearly see
Fool hearted me

- instrumental -

Fool hearted me, fool hearted me
She said I was her everything
I bought a big engagement ring
Fool hearted me

I gave her a car that ran so fine
She ran away with a friend of mine
Fool hearted me
That girl told me that she loved me so
Then she ran around with so and so
She molded my fool heart just like clay
Then she cruelly threw it far away
Fool hearted me

Fool, fool hearted me
Fool hearted me
Yeah, fool hearted me
Oh, me
      
May You Never Ride Alone (Larry W. Jones 11/19/2007) (song#5169)

Like a longhorn that has lost its sight
I'm so forlorn and lonesome tonight
My dream has died on the lone prairie
May you never ride alone like me

I believed you when you told me
You would be mine and we'd marry
Now I ride alone and so blue
Just because I believed in you

- instrumental -

I believed you when you told me
You would be mine and we'd marry
Now I ride alone and so blue
Just because I believed in you

I left the ranch house that was my home
When you said you would love me alone
Now I'm alone, my dreams not to be
May you never ride alone like me

Now I'm alone, my dreams not to be
May you never ride alone like me
      
In The Middle Of The Night (Larry W. Jones 11/19/2007) (song#5170)

In the middle of the night
I'm thinking another day has passed without you
In the middle of the night
I'm thinking that tomorrow will be sad and blue

It gets so lonesome in the middle of the night
In the middle of the night without you
I fiddle around with no light trying to see
Just which way to go, left or right, for me
I should be sound asleep but the hours drag so slow
I lie and weep because I miss you so

- instrumental -

In the middle of the night
I'm thinking another day has passed without you
In the middle of the night
I'm thinking that tomorrow will be sad and blue

In the middle of the night
I lie in bed and stare at shadows on the wall
In the middle of the night
I know you don't care but I still wish you would call
In the middle of the night
My tears for you, my dear, are like a waterfall
      
Mighty Mustang (Larry W. Jones 11/20/2007) (song#5171)

Across the snowy prairie wild and free
The mustang runs just like the blowing wind was meant to be
The mustang knows the winter snows will bring
The sun and pretty flowers in the meadows in the spring

Yesterday my heart was so happy and at play
I let it lead me through my childhood every day
But today I now know the burden that it cost
My heart is feeling low for what it knows it lost

Mustang now stretch your legs and run away
And won't you let me ride upon your back
Across the prairie to a brighter day
The cowboy that I loved has made me blue
Mustang run with the breeze and let me please
Ride away with you

- instrumental -

The cottonwoods along the ridge look cold and gray
Like the cowboy's heart that broke mine when he rode away
So, mighty mustang, run to where the sunlight glows
And let me ride along to find love's new rainbow

Mustang now stretch your legs and run away
And won't you let me ride upon your back
Across the prairie to a brighter day
The cowboy that I loved has made me blue
Mustang run with the breeze and let me please
Ride away with you

Mustang run with the breeze and let me please
Ride away with you
      
It's Outstanding (Larry W. Jones 11/20/2007) (song#5172)

I'm not one to fish for attention
I never wished for attention for goodness sakes
I'm not one most people would mention
Cause I don't have what having successfulness takes

I'm not one to have great big dreams
Love was always something for someone else
But sometimes this world has its schemes
That takes a sad heart from off of the shelf

It's outstanding that surprises can come
From out of places where there was no sun
It's outstanding, hard to believe it's true
Standing beside me is beautiful you

- instrumental -

Hold my hand, darling, and never let go
I'll stand beside you as you stand by me
Your love's more precious that all the world's gold
My darling, I'll love you outstandingly

It's outstanding that surprises can come
From out of places where there was no sun
It's outstanding, hard to believe it's true
Standing beside me is beautiful you
      
Which Cowboy's In Love (Larry W. Jones 12/02/2007) (song#5173)

It's strange Ma'am, but true Ma'am
When I'm near to you, Ma'am
Bright stars fill the sky all the way to Siam
Which cowboy's in love with you Ma'am, I am

One thing I can't do without, Ma'am
Is having you round about, Ma'am
Dear, you can turn a steer into a lamb
Which cowboy's in love with you Ma'am, I am

This love I am in is mysterious
As is the prairie night when you are there
This love I am in is so serious
This cowboy wants to fill your every care

- instrumental -

One thing I can't do without
Is having you round about

This love I am in is mysterious
As is the prairie night when you are there
This love I am in is so serious
This cowboy wants to fill your every care

Ma'am, never taunt me or hurt me
Tell me that you won't desert me
My love is true and not a sham
Which cowboy's in love
Which cowboy's in love
Which cowboy's in love with you Ma'am, I am
      
Back In My Cowboy Days (Larry W. Jones 12/02/2007) (song#5174)

Back in my cowboy days, I'd ride to town each Friday night
Now at the ranch house I stay, with you by the lantern light
Before I became a man, I set all the trails ablaze
I used to ride in rodeos, back in my cowboy days

I tried out everything, like a rodeo clown
Sometimes I wonder why I'm even still around
Now I thank you each night for changing all my ways
When I became your man, back in my cowboy days

My dear, it seems like yesterday
As if in dreams I heard you say
You'd be mine til our hair turns grey
And then forever you would stay

- instrumental -

I turn the photo album pages now with joy
Every photograph is a treasure time cannot destroy
My dear, with your gaze you still set my world ablaze
Since I became your man, back in my cowboy days

My dear, with your gaze you still set my world ablaze
Since I became your man, back in my cowboy days
      
It Just Don't Seem Right (Larry W. Jones 12/02/2007) (song#5175)

It just don't seem right to be wrong for so long
Thought I could get along without our love song
Oh no, it just don't seem right deep in the night
Dreaming that I could live without you in sight
It's too late, I know, to say I miss you so
It just don't seem right to be wrong for so long

Darling, I never knew how I would miss you
And how I would miss your sweet kiss too
I sing a broken song, of a love long gone
Oh no, it just don't seem right deep in the night
If you'd come back to me, I would make things right
It just don't seem right to be wrong for so long

- instrumental -

It's too late, I know, to say I miss you so
It just don't seem right to be wrong for so long

Darling, I never knew how I would miss you
And how I would miss your sweet kiss too
I sing a broken song, of a love long gone
Oh no, it just don't seem right deep in the night
If you'd come back to me, I would make things right
It just don't seem right to be wrong for so long

If you'd come back to me, I would make things right
It just don't seem right to be wrong for so long
      
Back On The Trail Again (Larry W. Jones 12/03/2007) (song#5176)

I'm back on the trail again
Riding from another jail again
Looking through that veil again
Losing weight and growing mighty thin
I'm back on the trail again

Again I feel those tears from my eyes
No one to heal the pain from my cries
Again I have to wear my disguise
I'm back on the trail again

I remember back a spell when the world was swell
Now the trail to her love belongs to someone else
I'm back on the trail riding by myself

- instrumental -

So I'm thinking of her again
As I'm blinking through the blur again
On the trail my pony feels my spur again
I'm back on the trail again

I remember back a spell when the world was swell
Now the trail to her love belongs to someone else
I'm back on the trail riding by myself

So I'm thinking of her again
As I'm blinking through the blur again
On the trail my pony feels my spur again
I'm back on the trail again
      
My Broken Heart Is On The Mend (Larry W. Jones 12/03/2007) (song#5177)

Hot pancakes and coffee sweet with cream
The rest of today will be a pleasant dream
Each day I'm in clover kissed with dew
Every morning I start over loving you

My broken heart is on the mend
Blue memories have come to an end
My eyes now have no tears to dry
Since you said your love will never die

- instrumental -

Each day I'm in clover kissed with dew
Every morning I start over loving you

No more old saloons at night
Pure gold is the moon's soft light
And when I hold you in my arm's embrace
I see the love that forms upon your face

My broken heart is on the mend
Blue memories have come to an end
My eyes now have no tears to dry
Since you said your love will never die
      
Sold Down The River (Larry W. Jones 12/03/2007) (song#5178)

The love is gone that you promised neath the moon
Gone like the robins in the Fall
All my sunny days have now turned into gloom
You robbed me of dreams, big and small

I've been sold down the river in the middle of the stream
And little did I know of your deceitful scheme
I've been sold down the river on a raft that you would burn
When you laughed then I knew you would never return

The love is gone and the weather's turning cold
I'd rather this dream had an end
You must have thought better of your pearls and gold
Than to have my love as your friend

- instrumental -

Darling, you don't care how much I sit and cry
And that my heart is broken too
One of these days your own dreams may fade and die
Then you will know my love was true

I've been sold down the river in the middle of the stream
And little did I know of your deceitful scheme
I've been sold down the river on a raft that you would burn
When you laughed then I knew you would never return
      
I'm Done With Crying In The Rain (Larry W. Jones 12/04/2007) (song#5179)

Darling, I guess that you could see
How my poor heart was hurting me
Now I have to say I'm so glad you came my way
You eased all my sorrow and pain
I'm done with crying in the rain

I'm through with all those cloudy skies
There'll be no more rain from my eyes
And darling, you must know how much I love you so
No more sad heartaches will remain
I'm done with crying in the rain

Dear, you must have come from heaven
You took away my misery
Now there's no more stormy weather
Since you and I are together
Lonely teardrops just cannot be

Crying in the rain is now done
You brought with you the warming sun
For your endeavor, my darling you will never
Ever hear any words that complain
I'm done with crying in the rain

- instrumental -

Dear, you must have come from heaven
You took away my misery
Now there's no more stormy weather
Since you and I are together
Lonely teardrops just cannot be

Crying in the rain is now done
You brought with you the warming sun
For your endeavor, my darling you will never
Ever hear any words that complain
I'm done with crying in the rain
      
Gold Of The Moon Turned Into Rust (Larry W. Jones 12/04/2007) (song#5180)

Love is a poem that lovers all recite
It reads like a song deep in the night
But the words can get crossed and the meaning sometimes lost
Treasures that were gold becomes a penny that was tossed

Once you said you loved me and I had your trust
Then a strange wind came and so cold was its gust
It blew away your love, blew away my trust
The lovely gold of the moon turned into rust

It blew away your love, blew away my trust
The lovely gold of the moon turned into rust

- instrumental -

In school I had teachers, some were kind and some were cruel
Love is a creature that in time can make one a fool
It comes and then it goes, at least that's the way it feels
And I know that when it goes, through the dust it reveals

It blew away your love, blew away my trust
The lovely gold of the moon turned into rust
The lovely gold of the moon turned into rust
      
Some Fine Day (Larry W. Jones 12/04/2007) (song#5181)

Some fine day
I will search for you and find you
Some fine day
I will find a way, it is true
Some fine day
You'll have a sign to remind you
I have a dream
Of some fine day finding you

Some fine day
When all the fields are in clover
Some fine day
When you'll see the new blush of Spring
Your soul will discover
Another soul born as your lover
Then I will be king
In the heart of a queen

- instrumental -

Some fine day
You'll have a sign to remind you
I have a dream
Of some fine day finding you

Some fine day
When all the fields are in clover
Some fine day
When you'll see the new blush of Spring
Your soul will discover
Another soul born as your lover
Then I will be king
In the heart of a queen
      
Down The Trail I Go (Larry W. Jones 12/04/2007) (song#5182)

I won't even bother for the right words to say
Saw my darlin' with another cowboy today
She knows how much I love her cause I told her so
Put on some new horse shoes and down the trail I go

I never did see that cowboy before today
But he held my darlin' in some familiar way
Now it may seem peculiar but here's what I know
Put on some new horse shoes and down the trail I go

- instrumental -

Well, I thought my darlin's thoughts were the same as mine
And I'd like to think our likes were about the same
Our future all was planned and I thought all was fine
Until into our town that cowboy stranger came

I never did see that cowboy before today
But he held my darlin' in some familiar way
Now it may seem peculiar but here's what I know
Put on some new horse shoes and down the trail I go

Now it may seem peculiar but here's what I know
Put on some new horse shoes and down the trail I go
      
Heart Made Of Stone (Larry W. Jones 12/04/2007) (song#5183)

I never let love plant seeds very deep
I told my heart it was useless to try
For looking back on the loves I had known
Seeds that were planted just withered and died
Then you came along and you caught my eye
You planted love's flower in a heart made of stone

The garden that you tended was once left alone
With old seeds of love scattered to places unknown
You planted love's flower in a heart made of stone

- instrumental -

I thought I could hide but that was only my pride
I told my heart that all true love had died
I was just too afraid to again let love live
I started to roam and never looked for a home
Then you came along with so much true love to give
You planted love's flower in a heart made of stone

The garden that you tended was once left alone
With old seeds of love scattered to places unknown
You planted love's flower in a heart made of stone
You planted love's flower in a heart made of stone
      
The Best Love Songs I Wrote For You (Larry W. Jones 12/05/2007) (song#5184)

Tomorrow when words are said and done
When I'll be dead and my life's been run
You'll be wearing black and looking back
At all the love songs that folks have sung
I sure hope they sing a few of mine
I'd write more rhymes if I had more time

I wrote a few for the dollar
And I wrote a few just for fun
I wrote a few, away they flew
I guess never will those be sung
I wrote a few for my mother
And a few were for my brother
But of the rest now, this is true
The best love songs I wrote for you

Tomorrow when words are said and done
And your feet tread where there ain't no sun
You'll dread to have my name carved in stone
The days when I'm born and when I'm gone
Be sure to get one that's big enough
To carve these words and some other stuff

He wrote a few for the dollar
And he wrote a few just for fun
He wrote a few, away they flew
He knew those would never be sung
He wrote a few for his mother
And a few were for his brother
But of the rest now, all can agree
The best love songs he wrote for me

I wrote a few for the dollar
And I wrote a few just for fun
I wrote a few, away they flew
I guess never will those be sung
I wrote a few for my mother
And a few were for my brother
But of the rest now, this is true
The best love songs I wrote for you

But of the rest now, this is true
The best love songs I wrote for you
      
Our Old Love Affair (Larry W. Jones 12/05/2007) (song#5185)

Last night as I lay sleeping on my pillow
I saw a vision of you standing there
When I awoke the tears fell like a willow
It was a dream of our old love affair

I remember the first time that I saw you
A halo seemed to rest upon your hair
An angel of the morning's what I called you
Oh how I mourn for our old love affair

- instrumental -

Now each new day as I live through life's sorrow
Memories of you are so hard to bear
I know that before I awake tomorrow
A dream I'll have of our old love affair

I guess you will never know how I miss you
Dear, it seems that you didn't really care
But once again my darling, I will kiss you
I'll dream tonight of our old love affair

But once again my darling, I will kiss you
I'll dream tonight of our old love affair
      
Heartbeat In Rhythm With Mine (Larry W. Jones 12/05/2007) (song#5186)

Shopping malls and fancy dining halls
Are just walls where money rules as king
Limousine cars and fast sleek Jaguars
To me those are not important things
Cause money and things can disappear
What I need is something much more dear

I need something that I can have and a lifetime feel
Something that I know is very real

I need to feel a heartbeat in the night time
Until it's daylight time
I need to feel a heartbeat in the night time
That's In rhythm with mine

Some women go for fine furs and gold
Doesn't go with my philosophy
Gold sure looks warm but it's really cold
It can do harm to your sanity
Cause money and things can disappear
What I need is something much more dear

I need something that I can have and a lifetime feel
Something that I know is very real

I need to feel a heartbeat in the night time
Until it's daylight time
I need to feel a heartbeat in the night time
That's In rhythm with mine

A heartbeat in rhythm with mine
A heartbeat in rhythm with mine
      
Nobody That Somebody Loves (Larry W. Jones 12/05/2007) (song#5187)

I know her looks aren't very charmin'
But she still suits me to a tee
And something deep inside is warmin'
Abiding in this heart of me

She's nobody that somebody loves
That nobody is mine, mine, mine
She's nobody that somebody loves
Cause to me she's just fine, fine, fine

She's nobody that somebody will marry soon
For her love I would die, die, die
She's nobody that somebody will write a tune
About a happy, happy guy

- instrumental -

She thinks she's just a Cinderella
Who doesn't even try, try, try
To find for her a lovin' fella
She doesn't know that I'm her guy

She's nobody that somebody loves
That nobody is mine, mine, mine
She's nobody that somebody loves
Cause to me she's just fine, fine, fine

She's nobody that somebody loves
She's nobody that somebody loves
      
Faultless Memory (Larry W. Jones 12/05/2007) (song#5188)

Back when we married, I was her faultless man
That's what she remembers looking at her band
She only saw the good, not the bad in me
It's good that she has a faultless memory

She only saw the good, no remembrance of the bad
I wish now that I would have seen more of what I had
I'm glad that she recalls all good things that came to be
For love I owe my all to her faultless memory

- instrumental -

The kids are grown and the hard times are a blur
And I've never known another friend like her
I can find no fault in her true love for me
It's good that she has a faultless memory

She only saw the good, no remembrance of the bad
I wish now that I would have seen more of what I had
I'm glad that she recalls all good things that came to be
For love I owe my all to her faultless memory

Now, I know she knows the way things really were
To all the hard times she never does refer
She'll be my best friend into eternity
I love her ways and her faultless memory
      
Some Rustler Stole My Cowgirl (Larry W. Jones 12/06/2007) (song#5189)

Well, I'm just a cowboy who's lonesome and blue
Got no joy in something that I never knew
I used to laugh at cowboys who looked so sad
Til I lost the best cowgirl I ever had

Some rustler stole my cowgirl
Some rustler stole my cowgirl
He hustled her away and now I'm grievin'
She didn't even tell me she was leavin'
Those cowgirl kisses that I loved so
That rustler is getting now, I know
Now if she could only hear my plea
Maybe she would ride back home to me
Some rustler stole my cowgirl
Some rustler stole my cowgirl

- instrumental -
 
Not all angels come from up above
For that cowgirl was my prairie love
She is still my angel though she's gone
I'm just a cowboy who's all alone

Some rustler stole my cowgirl
Some rustler stole my cowgirl
He hustled her away and now I'm grievin'
She didn't even tell me she was leavin'
Those cowgirl kisses that I loved so
That rustler is getting now, I know
Now if she could only hear my plea
Maybe she would ride back home to me
Some rustler stole my cowgirl
Some rustler stole my cowgirl

Old Black Bart came riding along
And stole the heart of my cowgirl
      
You'll Need Someone To Hold You (Larry W. Jones 12/06/2007) (song#5190)

Your old suitcase is ready at the door
And you told him you couldn't take no more
You'll be on your own when you say goodbye
You'll need someone to hold you when you cry

You'll need someone to talk to when you're blue
Someone you can trust, who will walk with you
I can be that someone, just let me try
You'll need someone to hold you when you cry

- instrumental -

You'll need someone to talk to when you're blue
Someone you can trust, who will walk with you

Weather's cold but you know it's time to go 
No one to hold you when you're feeling low
He told you the last time the same old lie
You'll need someone to hold you when you cry

You'll need someone to talk to when you're blue
Someone you can trust, who will walk with you
I can be that someone, just let me try
You'll need someone to hold you when you cry
      
Someday When I See You Again (Larry W. Jones 12/10/2007) (song#5191)

Someday I will see you again
Someday I will see you, I know it will be you
You hold the key to my dreaming
And on that day when you I see, love will decree
My dreams you will be redeeming

No matter the weather, I'll love you forever
Past sorrows I'll be forgetting
Oh my darling, let me see you, let it be you
For there will be no regretting
Someday when I see you again

- instrumental -

No matter the weather, I'll love you forever
Past sorrows I'll be forgetting

Someday I will see you again
Someday I will see you, I know it will be you
You hold the key to my dreaming
And on that day when you I see, love will decree
My dreams you will be redeeming

No matter the weather, I'll love you forever
Past sorrows I'll be forgetting
Oh my darling, let me see you, let it be you
For there will be no regretting
Someday when I see you again
      
I'll Forget Needing You (Larry W. Jones 12/10/2007) (song#5192)

Tomorrow dear, you'll need me to need you
But I'll be in love with somebody new
Tomorrow you'll need someone to plead to
When you're feeling so blue
You'll regret what your broken vows lead to

Tomorrow dear, you'll need me to need you
Now darling, I don't aim to mislead you
But tomorrow I won't need to need you
I won't be feeling blue
Cause tomorrow I'll forget needing you

- instrumental -

Tomorrow dear, you'll need me to need you
Now darling, I don't aim to mislead you
But tomorrow I won't need to need you
I won't be feeling blue
Cause tomorrow I'll forget needing you

But tomorrow I won't need to need you
I won't be feeling blue
Cause tomorrow I'll forget needing you
      
Somewhere Along The Trail (Larry W. Jones 12/10/2007) (song#5193)

Dear, I used to ride with you
Under prairie skies of blue
We rode every hill and vale
I never dreamed I'd lose you
Somewhere along the trail

Cowboys we used to know
Called out Howdy and Hello
Said our love would never fail
How it slipped away, I don't know
Somewhere along the trail

I know I should forget
But in the lonesome prairie night
Sad whippoorwills begin to wail
They know you're gone, and yet
I feel down deep inside
Our love will still prevail

Everywhere I look for you
Under prairie skies of blue
I ride every hill and vale
And dream that I'll still find you
Somewhere along the trail

- instrumental -

I know I should forget
But in the lonesome prairie night
Sad whippoorwills begin to wail
They know you're gone, and yet
I feel down deep inside
Our love will still prevail

Everywhere I look for you
Under prairie skies of blue
I ride every hill and vale
And dream that I'll still find you
Somewhere along the trail
      
Saying So Long (Larry W. Jones 12/11/2007) (song#5194)

Dear, we don't need to discuss it again
This is the last stanza of our song
The final words bring me so much pain
I'm not so strong at saying So Long

Dear, try not to let me see you go
Or else I might try to tag along
My heart might die cause I love you so
To me I thought you'd always belong

So Longs are never easy anyhow
I know you don't think leavin' is wrong
Of no grievin' I'll have to disavow
I'm not so strong at saying So Long

- instrumental -

Dear, try not to let me see you go
Or else I might try to tag along
My heart might die cause I love you so
To me I thought you'd always belong

So Longs are never easy anyhow
I know you don't think leavin' is wrong
Of no grievin' I'll have to disavow
I'm not so strong at saying So Long
      
Nothing Can Replace My Love For You (Larry W. Jones 12/11/2007) (song#5195)

These cowboy boots and front porch chair
Were in better shape yesterday
I see the thinning in my hair
Might as well throw my comb away
And this Stetson hat on my head
It has a band of sweat and grime
Things need replaced before I'm dead
Except for one that's still in prime

Nothing can replace my love for you
Because you're my everything, it's true
Darling, your sweet love makes each day new
Nothing can replace my love for you

- instrumental -

I'll need boots and a front porch chair
In better shape than these today
Can't do nothing about my hair
Most of it's already gone grey
And this Stetson hat on my head
Well, I guess it ain't worth a dime
Things need replaced before I'm dead
Except for one that's still in prime

Nothing can replace my love for you
Because you're my everything, it's true
Darling, your sweet love makes each day new
Nothing can replace my love for you
Nothing can replace my love for you
      
When I Call Out Her Name (Larry W. Jones 12/11/2007) (song#5196)

Like a sign by the road that points to the leavin'
The sad wind in the willow knows why I'm grievin'
My true love has left me and I know I'm to blame
What I know I can't hide are these feelings inside
When I call out her name

I call out her name again and again
It seems I can't get her out of my brain
Memories are a fire filled with desire
And the burning flame only goes higher
When I call out her name

- instrumental -

I see her bittersweet dreams dance here around me
As my mind goes back to the time when she found me
Her sweet love was a harbor that my ship called home
Now I haven't an anchor in this hurricane
When I call out her name

I call out her name again and again
It seems I can't get her out of my brain
Memories are a fire filled with desire
And the burning flame only goes higher
When I call out her name

Memories are a fire filled with desire
And the burning flame only goes higher
When I call out her name
      
I Can Tell Tell Tell I Do (Larry W. Jones 12/11/2007) (song#5197)

Oh well, well, well, you left me blue
Dear, I can tell, tell, tell that you wanted to
Well, well, well I'll tell myself I don't need you
But i can tell, tell, tell I do

My dreams have all been defeated
Like some sad line out of an old country song
My heart I know has been cheated
Guess I just let you string, string, string me along

- instrumental -

I think of you every second
Of every minute dear, when you're not around
And I just can't help it, that's what I reckon
Since I heard that sad farewell sound

Oh well, well, well, you left me blue
Dear, I can tell, tell, tell that you wanted to
Well, well, well I'll tell myself I don't need you
But I can tell, tell, tell I do

Well, well, well I'll tell myself I don't need you
But I can tell, tell, tell I do
I can tell, tell, tell I do
I can tell, tell, tell I do
      
I Can't Get Around To Getting Over You (Larry W. Jones 12/11/2007) (song#5198)

I can't take your portrait off the bureau
And I can't take your pillow off the bed
I can't believe you no longer love me
I tell myself I don't believe a shred

I can't take the night light from the window
Dear, I keep thinking you might see its glow
I can't forget how cold the wind did blow
On that day when you said that you would go

I can't get around to getting over you
No matter what I say or what I do
And though it's bound to keep me feeling blue
I can't get around to getting over you

- instrumental -

When you left, you said I should forget you
You said that I would find somebody else
But I can't take back vows of love so true
So I'll just put my heart upon the shelf

I can't get around to getting over you
No matter what I say or what I do
And though it's bound to keep me feeling blue
I can't get around to getting over you

I can't get around to getting over you
No matter what I say or what I do
and though it's bound to keep me feeling blue
I can't get around to getting over you
      
Old Red River Road (Larry W. Jones 12/11/2007) (song#5199)

A new paved road comes down from Bobcat Pass
Brings tourists around into town enmass
But they all miss the Upper Valley view
Now the new paved road is an easy climb
But I'll take the old Red River Road every time

The old Red River Road just winds along
Easy as the lines of a slow love song
Wind in Ponderosa pines sound like chimes
Yeah, I'll take the old Red River Road every time

Lately most drive so fast that they can't stop
They can't wait to pass on the new black top
To me, that daily grind will never rhyme
So I'll take the old Red River Road every time

- instrumental -

The old red River Road, may it not fade
On it the elk and deer have right of way
Aspencade is magic in Autumn time
Yeah, I'll take the old Red River Road every time

The old Red River Road just winds along
Easy as the lines of a slow love song
Wind in Ponderosa pines sound like chimes
Yeah, I'll take the old Red River Road every time
      
Abide Beside Me (Larry W. Jones 12/18/2007) (song#5200)

Abide beside me, do not deny me
Abide beside me ever and a day
And darling, if you ever see me blue
Then you will know just what your love will do

For your true love will abide beside me
I know that you won't leave me all alone
Dear, I see no cloud above you
I'll forever be proud of you
And my heart you will always own

- instrumental -

Darling, be my star and guide me along
And I'll be where you are with love so strong

Abide beside me, do not deny me
In my heart resides love I can't ignore
Our love was meant to be, yes, you and me
A love that will abide forevermore

Abide beside me, do not deny me
In my heart resides love I can't ignore
Our love was meant to be, yes, you and me
A love that will abide forevermore
 
 
 


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