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Moonlight On The Mountains | Brazos River Valley | Conference Me With An Old Memory | Low And Lonesome |
Texas Honky Tonk Moon | Love Is What You Get For Lovin' Me | Lane Without A Bend | In Memories Of Old San Antone |
Common Country Things | Ballad Of The Breeze | In Some Honky Tonk Tonight | Hello This Is Your Heart |
Greensleeves | There Goes My Darlin' Once Again | She's Not The Same Old Girl | Take Me Back To Old Tennessee
| I'll Keep You In My Heart | Teardrops Will Flow | Dance To My Steel Guitars | Thank You For The Yellow Roses |
Ride Down That Lonesome Trail | I've Got No Old Heartache | I Hate To Say It | Lovely Mansion On The Hill |
Boots That Larry Mahan Wore | Those Old Saddle Pals Of Mine | Loving Spanish Arms | This Cowboy Is In Need Of You |
Years And Years Ago
| Among The Cinders Of My Heart | The Best Thing For Me Is You | Letters Don't Have Lips |
Monday Morning Sidewalk | Great Divide | I Went Out And Found Somebody New | Play Another Tune Of Sadness |
Warm Raindrops Are Falling | False Token For A Heart Broken | If Only I Could Sing Like John Denver | Out On The Prairie |
I Can't Get Over How I'm Getting Over You | Nothing As Lonely As Lonesome | Life With You Is So Good |
My Old Front Porch Swing
| You Owe It To My Heart | You Just Faded Away | Favorite Memory Of Wasted Times
| Golden Sands Beside The Silver Sea | It's Understood I'm Underloved And Over You |
Beginning Of The Ending Of Hello | Let Me Lasso Your Dreams To Mine | None Of Me |
Where The Texas Longhorn Cattle Roam | The Pony That I Ride | My Little Brown Jug Let Me Down |
Desert Rose | From The Door Along The Walls | Armadillos In Amarillo | At The Branding In The Spring
| Someone With A Sweetheart | Big Jim Doss | Heartaches That Harlan Howard Wrote |
Wreath Upon The Ranch House Door
| Torment Of A Broken Heart | Slim Whitman And Rose Marie |
Prairie Love Song | Western Wyoming | Rose Colored Glasses | This One And Lonely Me |
When The Door Is Closed
| Take Love's Arrow From My Heart | The Minute After Midnight Of Eternity |
Strings That Mean Our Last Goodbye | The Girl Who Got Away | My Heart Is Occupied With Vacancy |
Gonna Be Big Down In Texas | Forty Years Of Days And Nights | Cowgirl In The Calico Dress |
Cowgirl On The Trail | Dearest Darling Of The Year | Ridin' On Back Home | I've Got A Bar Room Door |
Love Hasn't Lived Here | It Used To Cost A Dime To Play The Jukebox | Sack Of Good Old Country Songs |
My Dreams All Rely On The Man In The Moon | Here She Comes | You Don't Have A Leg To Stand On |
Ponderosa Pines Of The Cimmaron | Into A Honky Tonk | Across This Prairie I Call Home |
Eighty Miles From San Antone | Sadder Than The Song Of A Whippoorwill | Her Name Is Gloria |
You Can't Break My Heart Anymore | These Roses Mean Goodbye | Chili And Sky And Cowboy Pie |
I Don't Know How Long It Will Take | This Rose I Picked For You | Texas Is In My Soul

Happy Sound Of The Homeward Bound | Stranger To Loving Arms | What Has Love Ever Done For Me |
I Should | The Saddest Song I Ever Wrote | All Along The Prairie Trails | A Cowgirl I Can't Ignore |
Dancing Under Bar Room Lights | The Cowboy Way | Heart Of Texas | Loneliness Hill |
This Same Sad Me
| I Love Good Old Country Songs | The Mortgage Has Come Due On This Place |
Playing The Texas Two Step Boogie | Bumble Bees | Now Has Come The Time For Goodbye | Paper Kisses |
Son Of A Railroad Man | Barstool Of A Fool | Wasting Moments | Mind Over Matter | Cowboys Roundup Waltz |
Just Outside Of San Antone
| Your Mem'ries Are The Legendary Kind | You Or The Blues | Poor Man's Roses
| I Can't Keep From Smiling | You Can't Beg Steal Or Borrow | I'm A Rodeo Clown | New Prairie Rose |
Pony Express Sad Tale | Hanna Montana | Fence Around The Corral | Last Cattle Drive |
Last Trail Toward Home | You're Still The Essence Of My Mind | Cabin At The Foot Of The Hill |
Texas Bootmaker | Sundown In Santa Fe | I'll Start Believing It Myself | I Wore Big Shoes |
Stupid Pride | Love A Lonely Heart As Your Own | Love Is Down And Out Down In My Heart |
Pecos Bill And Sluefoot Sue | Dreaming That I'm Holding You Again | The Old Cowboy Nobody Loved |
Last Word In Lonesome | That Old Cowboy Refrain | Mexican Tambora | Bring Me A Saddle And Lasso Of Leather |
Texas Gulf Coast Darlin' | Jail House With No Door | I Gave Up On Tomorrow | Legacy Of My History |
The Dreams | Rose Of Abilene | The Happiness Train | Heart That Time Passed On By | John Deere Cultivator |
Just Like This Whiskey Bottle | Here Comes That Song | Noisy Memories | The Joker Was The King Of Hearts |
The Man Called Masterson | Man With The Mandolin | My Guitar I Call Hank | My Old Flame Is Back In Town |
Some Things Are Falling Into Place | Calling Off The Quest For Love | I Couldnt Change My Memories |
None Of Your Memories Bring Me Peace Of Mind | Freight Train Racing Down A Hill | If You Were My Cowgirl |
Burned Out And Living The Blues | Each Tear That Flows Will Grow A Rose | Gonna Love Her Over The Radio | |
My Cards Are All Down | I Feel Your Pain In My Heart | As Long As I've Been Ramblin' | The Second You're Gone |
I Lost My Mind When I Lost You | How Does It Feel When Walking In My Shoes | If I Ever | These Arms Are Warm Enough
| Full Moon Outside Of My Window | Never Been In A Love So True | Clown Behind The Tear | Try Your Best |
You Don't Need To Be Hanging Around
| My Old Sweetheart Is Back In Town Again | I Love You More Today Than Yesterday |
One Empty Saddle | The Night Is New | Southern Lights Over Abilene | The Object Of My Devotion |
Delectable Memories
| When The Dew Is On The Purple Sage

 
Moonlight On The Mountains (Larry W. Jones 12/19/2007) (song#5201)

Moonlight on the mountains brings a wonder
Like moonlight in your eyes and on your hair
Moonlight on the mountains and I'm under
The spell of moonlit mountains when you're there

If I had light that I could bring to you
I'd bring it from the moon just like tonight
If I had songs that I could sing to you
The songs I'd sing would make you feel alright

Moonlight on the mountains brings a wonder
Like moonlight in your eyes and on your hair
Moonlight on the mountains and I'm under
The spell of moonlit mountains when you're there

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If I had words that I could write to you
I would write them about the mountains' moon
I have a true love that is right for you
And dear, I aim to tell you of it soon

Moonlight on the mountains brings a wonder
Like moonlight in your eyes and on your hair
Moonlight on the mountains and I'm under
The spell of moonlit mountains when you're there

Moonlight on the mountains and I'm under
The spell of moonlit mountains when you're there
    
Brazos River Valley (Larry W. Jones 12/19/2007) (song#5202)

Way down along the Brazos River
In Texas, far away
That's where my heart is yearning ever
In the valley where the longhorns stray

Way down along the Brazos River
In Texas, far away
That's where my heart is yearning ever
In the valley where the longhorns stray

All around creation has been my agenda
I am sad and alone
And I'm still longing for the old hacienda
In the valley where the longhorns roam

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Way down along the Brazos River
In Texas, far away
That's where my heart is yearning ever
In the valley where the longhorns stray

All around creation has been my agenda
I am sad and alone
And I'm still longing for the old hacienda
In the valley where the longhorns roam

Oh, all the world is sad and dreary
I am sad and alone
Oh, how my aching heart grows weary
For the valley where the longhorns roam

For the valley where the longhorns roam
Brazos Valley where the longhorns roam
      
Conference Me With An Old Memory (Larry W. Jones 12/20/2007) (song#5203)

Operator, conference me with an old memory
I need to know if that girl still remembers me
The number to call is somewhere in the long yesterday
And I hope I can remember what words to say

Just dial M for old memories and Y for yesterday
Please don't disconnect and leave me here this way
There's no tomorrow as far as I can see
As long as I still have her old memory

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Operator, I sure hope this long distance call is free
My persistence is tied to an old memory
Please operator, make the connection, I beg of you
I'm making corrections for things I didn't do

Just dial M for old memories and Y for yesterday
Please don't disconnect and leave me here this way
There's no tomorrow as far as I can see
As long as I still have her old memory

My only defense, you see, is to conference me
Back to yesterday with an old memory
      
Low And Lonesome (Larry W. Jones 12/21/2007) (song#5204)

Low in the valley, down from the hill
At the low rise of a lonesome moon
I know the woe of a whippoorwill
When singing his low and lonesome tune

Dear, you were so happy when we wed 
Then you said you had to travel back 
Now the uptown life you live instead 
And I'm on the low side of the track 

Low in the night sounds a freight train horn
It's such a low and lonesome refrain
Low and lonesome and sounding forlorn
It's bound to fill my poor heart with pain

It sounds so low like the way I feel
Darling, I'm low and lonesome and blue
Now I know that your love was not real
Still dear, I'm low and lonesome for you

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I get weary of roaming around
I've been to all the places we knew
I'm heading now for the outward bound
Far away from a love that's not true

It sounds so low like the way I feel
Darling, I'm low and lonesome and blue
Now I know that your love was not real
Still dear, I'm low and lonesome for you

Now I know that your love was not real
Still dear, I'm low and lonesome for you
      
Texas Honky Tonk Moon (Larry W. Jones 12/21/2007) (song#5205)

Two lane road in the twilight
Leading toward the county line
The mode I'm in is alright
For lovin' that doll of mine
There's a place I'm headin' for
I know I'll be there real soon
She's working behind the bar
Neath a Texas honky tonk moon

Pockets at the pool table
Are filled by a hot cue stick
Believe me, ain't no fable
My darlin's a real top pick
The juke box will be playin'
Some real good honky tonk tunes
With my doll I'll be swayin'
Neath a Texas honky tonk moon

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Pockets at the pool table
Are filled by a hot cue stick
Believe me, ain't no fable
My darlin's a real top pick
The juke box will be playin'
Some real good honky tonk tunes
With my doll I'll be swayin'
Neath a Texas honky tonk moon

The juke box will be playin'
Some real good honky tonk tunes
With my doll I'll be swayin'
Neath a Texas honky tonk moon
      
Love Is What You Get For Lovin' Me (Larry W. Jones 12/21/2007) (song#5206)

Love is what you get for lovin' me
Love is what you get for lovin' me
Everything I own is yours, you see
Love is what you get for lovin' me

You'll never shed a tear because of me
Our love will never be a tragedy
Dear, there may be a million just like you
But darling, I will never make you blue
For a million others would never do

Love is what you get for lovin' me
Love is what you get for lovin' me
Everything I own is yours, you see
Love is what you get for lovin' me

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With me dear, you will never cry again
Your days for tears have now come to their end
You came and my poor heart is on the mend
Such love will never pass my way again

Love is what you get for lovin' me
Love is what you get for lovin' me
Everything I own is yours, you see
Love is what you get for lovin' me

Love is what you get for lovin' me
Love is what you get for lovin' me
Everything I own is yours, you see
Love is what you get for lovin' me
      
Lane Without A Bend (Larry W. Jones 12/21/2007) (song#5207)

I doubt if they miss me nowadays 
For I doubt if they dismissed my ways
I'd love to kiss someone I adore 
It would be such bliss for just once more
I never realized what was good
I'd go home tomorrow if I could.

All my so called friends have turned me down
In the end I was wearing a frown
Seems all the world points at me in shame
But someone at home won't point with blame
Here's what my dear mother taught to me
My real lesson in geography

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There's a friendly lane without a bend
On the way back to your home sweet home
There's a mother dear, who's your best friend
Wondering where it is you have roamed
On rocky roads that's filled with dangers
So called friends will only break your heart
And therefore beware of all strangers
On the road to freedom when you start
Take the friendly lane without a bend
To your mother dear, who's your best friend
On the way back to your home sweet home

Take the friendly lane without a bend
On the way back to your home sweet home
      
In Memories Of Old San Antone (Larry W. Jones 12/26/2007) (song#5208)

Blue twilight shadows fall
And alight on Palo Duro walls
Longhorns graze like they're at home
I play a cowboy tune
On my harmonica neath the moon
Where the old coyotes roam

A bedroll on the ground
Ain't nobody else around
Cowboy life is all I've ever known
Way back across the miles
I still see my darlin's smiles
In memories of old San Antone

Adios mi vaquero, adios mi amor
The senorita said to me that day
Vuelve a mi, return to me once more
I heard her beg me as I rode away

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Now I look up at the stars
Without the love that was ours
How a cowboy can feel so alone
In sweet dreams I go back there
Meet a girl with raven hair
In memories of old San Antone

Adios mi vaquero, adios mi amor
The senorita said to me that day
Vuelve a mi, return to me once more
I heard her beg me as I rode away

She's waiting for me there, I know
For cowboy's love that must be postoned
So, in sweet dreams at night I go
In memories of old San Antone
      
Common Country Things (Larry W. Jones 12/26/2007) (song#5209)

I don't need things on a silver platter
All the world's riches, to me don't matter
As long as I can hear a bluebird sing
I'll be happy with common country things

I just need common country things
Texas bluebonnets blooming in the Spring
Bases loaded and a big home run swing
Country hoedown with fiddle strings

I don't need the prime of New Orleans
Just make mine a plate of lima beans
It's just as plain as can be, it seems
Yeah, I just need common country things

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I just need common country things
Texas bluebonnets blooming in the Spring
Bases loaded and a big home run swing
Country hoedown with fiddle strings

I've got summer sunshine and good cornbread
I've got easy dreams at night in my head
So, you can keep your gold and diamond rings
Now, it's just as plain as can be, it seems
Buddy, I just need common country things
I just need common country things
      
Ballad Of The Breeze (Larry W. Jones 12/26/2007) (song#5210)

Mending fences out on the range
Is a thing a cowboy can't change
But at night I spread my bedroll
And watch as the stars head the show
The campfire sets my heart at ease
Listen to a sound I can't define
The lowly ballad of the breeze
On the cedar post barbwire line

Breezes hum along the barbwire strings
With the song that the prairie sings
Of rising moon and setting sun
Where the buffalo used to run
Where an Indian named Chochise
Rode this same prairie in his prime
The ballad of the breeze told me
On the cedar post barbwire line

- instrumental -

Prairie breezes are balladeers
Singing cowboy songs in my ears
The old bull elk's loud bugle call
The little dogie's plaintive bawl
With the blanket around my knees
This cowboy's song is surely mine
The lowly ballad of the breeze
On the cedar post barbwire line

The campfire sets my heart at ease
Listen to a sound I can't define
The lowly ballad of the breeze
On the cedar post barbwire line
      
In Some Honky Tonk Tonight (Larry W. Jones 12/27/2007) (song#5211)

A bright display of neon lights
Is what now welcomes me
As I stray on through the night
As lonesome as I can be
I guess I'll join the rest 
Who's best dreams didn't turn out right
Another heart that's broken 
In some honky tonk tonight

Those neon lights will help me 
To forget her in awhile
But they won't get me over 
Losing by a country mile
The jukebox plays the love songs 
That losers seem to invite
When all their dreams get broken 
In some honky tonk tonight

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My whole world was sunny
But it's funny how things go wrong
When the one you love decides 
To another to belong
But the neon lights just might 
Brighten up my dismal plight
Of a blue and broken heart 
In some honky tonk tonight

I've lost my only love 
And I know she's now gone for good
I begged her to stay, but she went away, 
I knew she would
These neon lights illuminate 
The paper as I write
A sad song that don't seem right 
In some honky tonk tonight
      
Hello This Is Your Heart (Larry W. Jones 12/27/2007) (song#5212)

Hello, this is your heart extending greetings
You were the one who caused me that bitter pain
And you begged of me to just go on beating
You said you'd never cause me that hurt again

But I know she's burning on your mind
And you don't know what to do
You expect forgiveness one more time
Even though you know I'm blue

Well, I've got to get ready and brace myself
Because when you call on her, you're gonna cry
When she hurt you, I was placed upon the shelf
She didn't even tell you the reason why
She came into your life with love in her eye
Then she walked away and didn't say goodbye

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But I know she's burning on your mind
And you don't know what to do
You expect forgiveness one more time
Even though you know I'm blue

Your old heart doesn't know where to draw the line
Cause you're acting like the blind leading the blind
I'm your broken heart but I still love her too
I guess I'll forgive you for making me blue

I'm your broken heart but I still love her too
I guess I'll forgive you for making me blue
      
Greensleeves (Larry W. Jones 12/27/2007) (song#5213)

I rode one day neath the prairie sky
A young cowboy's heart is so naive
A cowgirl rode along, caught my eye
With beautiful music of greensleeves

I held her hand with my joy complete
And with her kisses we vowed to meet
That cowgirl's promisses were so sweet
Like beautiful music of greensleeves

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I rode one day neath the winter sky
A young cowboy's heart about to die
That cowgirl's gone and with no goodbye
My heart cries to music of greensleeves

That cowgirl's gone and she left me blue
She rode away from the love we knew
A young cowboy's heart is so naive
Decieved by the music of greensleeves

A young cowboy's heart is so naive
Decieved by the music of greensleeves
      
There Goes My Darlin' Once Again (Larry W. Jones 12/27/2007) (song#5214)

There goes a love that died
There goes a dream denied
There goes my darlin' once again

There goes my happiness
There goes my cause for bliss
There goes my darlin' once again

My arms were always open wide
My heart always had room inside
The moon has now gone home to hide
There goes my darlin' once again

Once again I'll try to understand
How a heart can live inside a man
When the woman that he loves has ran
There goes my darlin' once again
 
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My arms were always open wide
My heart always had room inside
The moon has now gone home to hide
There goes my darlin' once again

Once again I'll try to understand
How a heart can live inside a man
When the woman that he loves has ran
There goes my darlin' once again
There goes my darlin' once again
      
She's Not The Same Old Girl (Larry W. Jones 12/28/2007) (song#5215)

Yes, I still carry her picture with me
And in her hair she wears a lovely bow
Why I have her picture's a myth to me
She's not the same old girl I used to know

Oh no, she's not the same old girl
That I used to pal around with
The one who set my heart awhirl
And then she tossed it off a cliff

Oh no, she's not the same old girl
Who was my best friend long ago
She no longer comes to my arms unfurled
She's not the same old girl I used to know

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Oh, she used to be my heart's flame, I know
But now it's not the same and burning low
I wonder just how long my heart can go
She's not the same old girl I used to know

Oh no, she's not the same old girl
With whom I used to spend my time
The one for whom I bought new pearls
When our old love was in its prime

Oh no, she's not the same old girl
She's not the same old girl I used to know
      
Take Me Back To Old Tennessee (Larry W. Jones 12/28/2007) (song#5216)

There's a state called Tennessee that's always calling me
It's a firm command from that frontier land of the free
And every time I see a train waiting on the track
I feel the strain on my heart that bids me e're come back

Take me back to dear old Tennessee
To my Memphis Belle or Knoxville girl
And when I get home then I'll agree
That there's no better place in the world

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I've been many years away from that state dear to me
And the treasures of my happy childhood memories
The longer I stay, the stronger I feel day by day
That to my old home I must return without delay

Take me back to dear old Tennessee
To my Memphis Belle or Knoxville girl
And when I get home then I'll agree
That there's no better place in the world

Take me back to dear old Tennessee
That there's no better place in the world
      
I'll Keep You In My Heart (Larry W. Jones 12/28/2007) (song#5217)

I'll keep you in my heart and hold you
Til I can hold you in my arms once more
I'll keep you in my heart and mold you
Into the one true love that I adore

You'll never know how much I've cared
And just how lonely I have been
Or how I've waited for my prayers
To be answered with you again

I'll keep you in my heart and hold you
(Til I can hold you in my arms once more)

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(You'll never know how much I've cared)
(And just how lonely I have been)
Or how I've waited for my prayers
To be answered with you again

I'll keep you in my heart and hold you (and hold you)
Til I can hold you in my arms once more
(Til I can hold you in my arms once more)
      
Teardrops Will Flow (Larry W. Jones 12/29/2007) (song#5218)

When I read your letter, dear
Tears flowed from my eyes
Your vows I no longer hear
They were only lies

Your picture that smiles so bright
I turned toward the wall
Thought you should know
When I turn out the hall light
And night shadows fall
Teardrops will flow

Teardrops will flow tonight, dear
Teardrops I can't hide
These teardrops that I will weep
Come from deep inside
Tears will flow for love that's gone
Oh, why did you go
Tears of woe for love withdrawn
Teardrops will flow

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Teardrops will flow tonight, dear
Teardrops I can't hide
These teardrops that I will weep
Come from deep inside

I may stay up late darlin'
Hoping I might hear
Steps that I know
But I'm in a state darlin'
Without you I fear
Teardrops will flow
Teardrops will flow
      
Dance To My Steel Guitars (Larry W. Jones 12/29/2007) (song#5219)

On the stand is my band 
And all they do is play for me
Folks come from miles around 
To hear their swingin' melody
In all the bars my steel guitars 
Play country songs for you
Just bring the darlin' that you love 
And here is what to do

Oh, boot scoot and dance to my steel guitars
Follow me to all the honky tonk bars
Teach your darlin' how to dance through the stars
Yeah, boot scoot and dance to my steel guitars

Steel guitars are made for love
So my band of men will say
Come and give your love a whirl 
When steel guitars start to play
In all the bars my steel guitars 
Play country songs for you
Just bring the darlin' that you love 
And here is what to do

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Oh, boot scoot and dance to my steel guitars
Follow me to all the honky tonk bars
Teach your darlin' how to dance through the stars
Yeah, boot scoot and dance to my steel guitars

Oh, let me tell you now
Boot scoot and dance to my steel guitars
Yeah, let me show you how
Boot scoot and dance to my steel guitars
      
Thank You For The Yellow Roses (Larry W. Jones 12/29/2007) (song#5220)

Dear, thank you for the yellow roses
That bloom so lovely in the spring
Yes, thank you for the yellow roses
Although goodbye is what they mean

At my door there were yellow roses
And the card did not have a name
But the sender I suppose is
The one who thinks that I'm to blame

Dear, thank you for the yellow roses
That bloom so lovely in the spring
Yes, thank you for the yellow roses
Although goodbye is what they mean

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Careless love can become an ember
That burns out like a dying flame
Those good times I still remember
Before the falling of the rain

Dear, thank you for the yellow roses
That bloom so lovely in the spring
Yes, thank you for the yellow roses
Although goodbye is what they mean
      
Ride Down That Lonesome Trail (Larry W. Jones 12/30/2007) (song#5221)

Ride down that lonesome trail all by yourself
Don't bother looking over your shoulder
And when you stop to rest, the silver moon
Shining through cottonwood trees looks colder

I wish I'd listened to others' advice
Closed my big mouth and listened to her cries
If I hadn't placed my heart on the shelf
I'd not ride this lonesome trail by myself

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No use in feeling sorry, cause I'd find
It wouldn't save me from my troubled mind

I wish I'd listened to others' advice
Closed my big mouth and listened to her cries
If I hadn't placed my heart on the shelf
I'd not ride this lonesome trail by myself

Ride down that lonesome trail all by yourself
Don't bother looking over your shoulder
And when you stop to rest, the silver moon
Shining through cottonwood trees looks colder

Ride down that lonesome trail all by yourself
      
I've Got No Old Heartache (Larry W. Jones 01/03/2008) song#5222)

Well, go on ahead and spread your talk around
As you walk all over town
I'm not in love with you since you let me down
You don't want to hear it, but I tell you true
I have found somebody new
My heart doesn't ache the way it used to do

I've got no old heartache for an old sweetheart
Who left me alone and blue
I've got no old heartache for an old sweetheart
I have found somebody new

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Well, I guess you thought that I would change my mind
That I would still call you mine
But I must tell you that I'm still doing fine
I'll admit it took some time to forget you
And to get over feeling blue
My heart doesn't ache the way it used to do

I've got no old heartache for an old sweetheart
Who left me alone and blue
I've got no old heartache for an old sweetheart
I have found somebody new
      
I Hate To Say It (Larry W. Jones 01/03/2007) (song#5223)

You tell me of lonely nights that you've gone through
Because your new love left you so sad and blue
And your sad heart is so broken now, I know
Well, I hate to say it but I told you so

I told you that you'd cry and remember me
I told you that you'd cry for what used to be
May it be that your new love has lost its glow
Well, I hate to say it but I told you so

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Your new love just wasn't what you idolized
He led you on with a brand new line of lies
Now you realize you're reaping what you sowed
Well, I hate to say it but I told you so

This happy smile that you see here on my face
Is for another love who now takes your place
Now the sadness of a broken heart you know
Well, I hate to say it but I told you so

- instrumental -

You lost all your happiness but you won't find
Any mercy from this recovered heart of mine
When you feel bitter teardrops begin to flow
Well, I hate to say it but I told you so
Dear, I hate to say it but I told you so
      
Lovely Mansion On The Hill (Larry W. Jones 01/04/2008) (song#5224)

From the window of my cabin in the valley
I see your lovely mansion on the hill
Dear, you say your love for me has seen finale
But between us dear, I do love you still

Oh, I remember, my dear, when you departed
The words that you then spoke gave me a chill
But dear, I know that you now are broken hearted
There in your lovely mansion on the hill

- instrumental -

I kept a light in the window of my cabin
In case you needed a love that fulfills
I know you will never be happy dear within
Walls of your lovely mansion on the hill

Dear, I said that I would wait for you with gladness
If you returned with a love that was real
But now I know you'll live with your gold and sadness
There in your lovely mansion on the hill
      
Boots That Larry Mahan Wore (Larry W. Jones 01/04/2008) (song#5225)

I'd like to be in Larry Mahan's boots
Rodeo always was my dream
Cause when Larry Mahan climbs in the chutes
He's rodeo cowboy supreme

Then ol' Larry retired and went away
And I bought me some western suits
It wasn't long til I learned cowboy ways
Walking in Larry Mahan's boots

Now, I'm wearing out
The boots that Larry Mahan wore
And it's all about
That rodeo arena floor

- instrumental -

Riding wild broncs and bulls was his pursuit
Now, I've got them for company
These rodeos in Larry Mahan's boots
Are gonna be the end of me

With dreams of rodeos my head was filled
Now I'm the best rodeo clown around
Cause every big ol' dream that I would build
Always went crashing hard down to the ground

I never knew that Larry Mahan's boots
Had soles with big horse shoe tacks
I'm tellin' you that Larry Mahan's boots
Are boots I'm gonna give back

- instrumental -

Now, I'm wearing out
The boots that Larry Mahan wore
And it's all about
That rodeo arena floor

Man, I'm as sore as I can be
Send these boots back to Larry Mahan for me
Cowboy up!
      
Those Old Saddle Pals Of Mine (Larry W. Jones 01/04/2008) (song#5226)

Sweet Clementine! (Sweet Clementine!)
My Clemintine! (My Clementine!)

Well, I'd travel the world to see
Those old saddle pals of mine
I can't forget that cowboy quartet
That sang "Sweet Clementine!" (Sweet Clementine!)

Adios forever, cowboys and cowgals
Adios forever, my old saddle pals
I'll forget you never

- instrumental -

Well, I'd travel the world to see
Those old saddle pals of mine
I can't forget that cowboy quartet
That sang "Sweet Clementine!" (Sweet Clementine!)

Adios forever, cowboys and cowgals
Adios forever, my old saddle pals
I'll forget you never

Well, I'd travel the world to see
Those old saddle pals of mine
Those old saddle pals of mine
That sang "Sweet Clementine!" (Sweet Clementine!)
      
Loving Spanish Arms (Larry W. Jones 01/04/2008) (song#5227)

It's been a year ago today
From San Antone I rode away
My beating heart was so beguiled
In the bright Texas sunlight of
A pretty senorita's smile

My dreams with no one else I'll share
Her sweet voice calls me soft and low
I know that she's still waiting there
For me in San Antonio

Brilloso son los oyos de mi senorita
El corazon de un vaquero se siente soltero 
Cuando la bese y la acaricie
Parece tanto tiempo cuando estuve en Tejas
(English version)
A senorita's eyes are shining
A lonely cowboy's heart is pining
For where I kissed her and caressed her
Down in Texas, seems so long ago

Loving Spanish arms will press me
And with Texas love caress me
Senorita's lips will bless me
Back in old San Antonio

- instrumental -

I see her in the mountain streams
And even in the darkest night
I know that her sweet love still beams
To fill this cowboy's world with light

The roses on her cheeks I knew
Are like perfume around my head
And when the roses wed the dew
That senorita I will wed

Brilloso son los oyos de mi senorita
El corazon de un vaquero se siente soltero 
Cuando la bese y la acaricie
Parece tanto tiempo cuando estuve en Tejas
(English version)
A senorita's eyes are shining
A lonely cowboy's heart is pining
For where I kissed her and caressed her
Down in Texas, seems so long ago

Loving Spanish arms will press me
And with Texas love caress me
Senorita's lips will bless me
Back in old San Antonio
      
This Cowboy Is In Need Of You (Larry W. Jones 01/05/2008) (song#5228)

Sometimes a cowboy needs something
Something to make a cowboy glad
Why couldn't something help someone
Why should a cowboy be so sad
You are that something I need, dear
For I am that cowboy so blue
Love is so hard to explain dear 
But this cowboy needs only you

Something could change a cowboy's world, dear
Something could brighten a cowboy's sky
Something could make a cowboy happy
That is, if something would only try
Someone is waiting here and hoping
Just hoping to have someone so near 
Now, I am that cowboy who's waiting 
And you, you are that something so dear

- instrumental -
 
Desert roses need their fragrance
Just like a cowboy needs a kiss 
And the summer needs the sunshine 
Just like a cowboy needs a miss 
Like an empty heart needs gladness 
And like the flowers need the dew 
Like a baby needs its cradle 
This cowboy is in need of you

Like an empty heart needs gladness 
And like the flowers need the dew 
Like a baby needs its cradle 
This cowboy is in need of you
      
Years And Years Ago (Larry W. Jones 01/05/2008) (song#5229)

I remember the day I made you cry
Years and years ago
I remember the day you said goodbye
Years and years ago

Now I find my life is in disarray
Since that sad day I saw you go
Though I know it was only yesterday
It seems like years and years ago

Oh, my friends told me when you walked away
That time would bring my poor heart woe
Though I know it was only yesterday
It seems like years and years ago

- instrumental -

Dear, if I could only turn back the time
Turn the hands back to yesterday
I would take back my words and you'd be mine
And these skies wouldn't be so gray

Oh, my friends told me when you walked away
That time would bring my poor heart woe
Though I know it was only yesterday
It seems like years and years ago

Though I know it was only yesterday
It seems like years and years ago
      
Among The Cinders Of My Heart (Larry W. Jones 01/05/2008) (song#5230)

Long days are ending, there's no mending
The tears that's rending my heart in two
I'm sad and lonely, for you only
For your eyes of blue, your kisses too

Mid springtime roses, love reposes
But my heart discloses what I know
Here I sigh, dear, cause you and I, dear
Loved each other so, so long ago

Among the cinders of my heart
Sweet memories of you still burn
And though we are so far apart
Tender thoughts come of your return

Although it's years since last we met 
Lost love still wants to play its part
But it is buried, I regret
Among the cinders of my heart

- instrumental -

Among the cinders of my heart
Sweet memories of you still burn
And though we are so far apart
Tender thoughts come of your return

Although it's years since last we met 
Lost love still wants to play its part
But it is buried, I regret
Among the cinders of my heart

Lost love is buried, I regret
Among the cinders of my heart
      
The Best Thing For Me Is You (Larry W. Jones 01/05/2008) (song#5231)

Now, let me say from the git go
That I think you're a work of art
So I offer to let it show
That what I say comes from my heart

Now, I'm not being selfish, no siree
But dear, I have thought this thing through
And the conclusion that has come to me
Dear, the best thing for me is you

Each and every day
I think this thing through
There's no other way
This one thing is true

I know what gets the best of me
It's the best thing and it's so true
The rest goes down in history
Dear, the best thing for me is you

- instrumental -

Each and every day
I think this thing through
There's no other way
This one thing is true

I know what gets the best of me
It's the best thing and it's so true
The rest goes down in history
Dear, the best thing for me is you
      
Letters Don't Have Lips (Larry W. Jones 01/06/2008) (song#5232)

The postman brought your letter, dear
He smiled as if he knew so much
Reading it, I felt better, dear
But I'm so lonesome for your touch

Letters don't have lips to kiss me
Or whisper sweet things when I'm blue
I need to hear that you miss me
And watch your lips say I love you

The postman can't bring me you, dear
He only brings me lines of scripts
That's why sweetheart, I need you near
Cause darling, letters don't have lips

- instrumental -

Letters don't have lips to kiss me
Or whisper sweet things when I'm blue
I need to hear that you miss me
And watch your lips say I love you

The postman can't bring me you, dear
He only brings me lines of scripts
That's why sweetheart, I need you near
Cause darling, letters don't have lips

That's why sweetheart, I need you near
Cause darling, letters don't have lips
      
Monday Morning Sidewalk (Larry W. Jones 01/06/2008) (song#5233)

When the alarm rang Monday morning
I tried not to bang my head like I'd done before
Mondays always come with no warning
When your fool head feels as tight as a drum and sore
Stumbled to the bath, took a shower
Then stared at myself in the mirror with dismay
The clock on the wall sounded the hour
When I had to go downtown to work on Monday

I can tell that this has gone too far
Wasting weekends with nothing good that's left to show
Spending time in some honky tonk bar
One of these Mondays I'll wake up dead on skid row
Stepped off the bus on a busy street
Stopped in a coffee shop, late for work anyway
Somehow my whole life feels incomplete
I guess every day might as well be blue Monday

On every Monday morning sidewalk
I get the feeling that I'll always be alone
That woman said she was gonna walk
Well, I guess she meant it cause I'm here on my own
Sometimes I feel like my heart's dying
When the cold rain from the gray skies comes falling down
I feel like there's no use in trying
When these cold and blue Monday mornings come around

- instrumental -

Through the window of the coffee shop
I saw a pretty bluebird and its mate winging
I wished then that the old world would stop
Just to let me hear the songs that they were singing
I got on the bus and headed home
Knowing that the boss would fire me or dock my pay
I might just hop a freight train and roam
To try to find my long lost dreams of yesterday

On every Monday morning sidewalk
I get the feeling that I'll always be alone
That woman said she was gonna walk
Well, I guess she meant it cause I'm here on my own
Sometimes I feel like my heart's dying
When the cold rain from the gray skies comes falling down
I feel like there's no use in trying
When these cold and blue Monday mornings come around
      
Great Divide (Larry W. Jones 01/06/2008) (song#5234)

We set out from Denver 
On a cold December ride
There was just the four of us 
To climb the Great Divide
There was Jesse the gold miner 
And Troy the hired hand
With me and Bob from Texas
A happy cowboy band

Great Divide, Great Divide
Men have tried and men have died upon the Great Divide
That mighty high and wide Great Divide

At Donner Pass we lost ol' Jesse
In an avalanche of snow
He was a miner, forty niner
Looking for the motherlode
Troy and Bob went off the trail
In a deep box canyon near the top
Now I'm climbing up the Great Divide
All alone and cannot stop

Great Divide, Great Divide
Men have tried and men have died upon the Great Divide
That mighty high and wide Great Divide

- instrumental -

Here I am alone and cold and dying
Upon the Great Divide
Not a grave for me to lie in
And my ol' horse ain't by my side
That bonnie lass I planned to marry
Waits for me in Denver town
But it is closer here to heaven
With the snow still falling down

Great Divide, Great Divide
Men have tried and men have died upon the Great Divide
That mighty high and wide Great Divide
That mighty high and wide Great Divide
      
I Went Out And Found Somebody New (Larry W. Jones 01/06/2008) (song#5235)

Dear, I relied on you to make me happy
Our big happy wedding day was coming due
But you backed out and left me stranded sadly
So dear, I went out and found somebody new

Dear, I loved you as much as trees love sunshine
And I couldn't wait to hear you say, I Do
But what else could I do if you won't be mine
So dear, I went out and found somebody new

- instrumental -

Dear, I relied on you to care and love me
Isn't that what sweethearts are supposed to do
But it became clear that you didn't love me
So dear, I went out and found somebody new

I'm not saying that I won't miss you, darling
There was nothing else at all that I could do
What's the use living a life of quarreling
So dear, I went out and found somebody new
      
Play Another Tune Of Sadness (Larry W. Jones 01/06/2008) (song#5236)

Play another tune of sadness
And play it on a steel guitar
If I cry, don't ask why, it's because my heart has died
Play another tune of sadness
My dreams are strewn among the stars

My darlin' said she's unhappy
I know because she told me so
She's gone back to mom and pappy
But I know I still love her so

Play another tune of sadness
For a love that's now gone afar
If I cry, don't ask why, it's because my heart has died
Play another tune of sadness
And play it on a steel guitar

- instrumental -

My darlin' said she's unhappy
I know because she told me so
She's gone back to mom and pappy
But I know I still love her so

If I cry, don't ask why, it's because my heart has died
Play another tune of sadness
And play it on a steel guitar

Now, play it sweet and play it low
And when it's done, I'm on my way
Just where I'll go, I do not know
Play another tune of sadness anyway
      
Warm Raindrops Are Falling (Larry W. Jones 01/06/2008) (song#5237)

Warm raindrops are falling as you bid goodbye
Nothing can stop this hurt that's hidden inside
Vows made under heaven, on earth don't reside
Angels in heaven have teardrops in their eyes

Love words that were spoken should have remained true
But you preferred broken the ties we both knew
I know I can't stop you from telling more lies
Angels in heaven have teardrops in their eyes

- instrumental -

Warm raindrops are falling as you bid goodbye
You are now leaving and my grieving is nigh
I didn't know that you had found a new love
And angels are sad looking down from above

Love words that were spoken should have remained true
But you preferred broken the ties we both knew
I know I can't stop you from telling more lies
Angels in heaven have teardrops in their eyes

Warm raindrops are falling as you bid goodbye
      
False Token For A Heart Broken (Larry W. Jones 01/07/2008) (song#5238)

False token for a heart broken
That's all I have left as a souvenir
Sweet lies for vows that were spoken
Disguised all my dreams that now disappear

My tomorrows will be darkened
Although she was mine yesterday
False token for a heart broken
Is all I'll have left to display

They say a heart will heal in time
I won't even recall her name
But I know this ol' heart of mine
That it will never be the same

All my friends think that I'm jokin'
They can't believe she'd go away
False token for a heart broken
The joke's on them, she's gone today

- instrumental -

They say a heart will heal in time
I won't even recall her name
But I know this ol' heart of mine
That it will never be the same

All my friends think that I'm jokin'
They can't believe she'd go away
False token for a heart broken
The joke's on them, she's gone today

False token for a heart broken
The joke's on them, she's gone today
      
If Only I Could Sing Like John Denver (Larry W. Jones 01/07/2008) (song#5239)

The sun is high up in the sky in Denver
I'm sitting here at happy hour all alone
And one more round of beer just might engender
These lonesome ol' feet of mine to go on home

Oh, if only I could sing like John Denver
Then I wouldn't sit here in this bar and sigh
Yeah, if only I could sing like John Denver
John Denver could make me Rocky Mountain High

- instrumental -

Well, the sun is now sinking low in Denver
And I'm sinking as low as I've ever been
Your memory's still with me here in Denver
I'll never feel Rocky Mountain High again

Oh, if only I could sing like John Denver
Then I wouldn't sit here in this bar and sigh
Yeah, if only I could sing like John Denver
John Denver could make me Rocky Mountain High

Yeah, if only I could sing like John Denver
John Denver could make me Rocky Mountain High
      
Out On The Prairie (Larry W. Jones 01/07/2008) (song#5240)

Out on the prairie there's a cottonwood tree
It sounded so merry when you promised me
That you and I would marry, but now you're gone
Now I tarry on the prairie all alone

Dear, do you remember that cottonwood tree
Out on the lone prairie where you promised me
Darling, something's still there that you left behind
A heart with an arrow and your name and mine

Out on the prairie there's a cottonwood tree
It sounded so merry when you promised me
That you and I would marry, but now you're gone
Now I tarry on the prairie all alone

- instrumental -

Early last winter I rode out there and found
The cottonwood was lonesome, its leaves fell down
I was just as lonesome and a tear fell too
Well, I guess you can tell that I'm missing you

Out on the prairie there's a cottonwood tree
It sounded so merry when you promised me
That you and I would marry, but now you're gone
Now I tarry on the prairie all alone
      
I Can't Get Over How I'm Getting Over You (Larry W. Jones 01/07/2008) (song#5241)

Well, today is so much different than yesterday
And tomorrow will be better in every way
My blue moon has turned to gold, it's no longer blue
I can't get over how I'm getting over you

The clock on the wall is even smiling at me
Its loud chiming recalls that it's time to be free
I'm rolling in clover and my skies are so blue
I can't get over how I'm getting over you

- instrumental -

I'm now in a new way and I can't help myself
Each day is a new day since my heart's off the shelf
I can hardly believe it but I know it's true
I can't get over how I'm getting over you

The clock on the wall is even smiling at me
Its loud chiming recalls that it's time to be free
I'm rolling in clover and my skies are so blue
I can't get over how I'm getting over you

I'm rolling in clover and my skies are so blue
I can't get over how I'm getting over you
      
Nothing As Lonely As Lonesome (Larry W. Jones 01/07/2008) (song#5242)

Big ol' tears keep falling down from your eyes
In back of your mind you find no disguise
And you're always asking yourself why, whys
Cause there's nothing as lonely as lonesome

You get to feeling so blue when you're home
And what's the use going downtown alone
You keep playing that same old lost love song
Cause there's nothing as lonely as lonesome

You think you're the only one who's dreams died
Your poor broken heart is screaming inside
A drifting boat on the outgoing tide
There's nothing to lift your now sinking pride

- instrumental -

You think you're the only one who's dreams died
Your poor broken heart is screaming inside
A drifting boat on the outgoing tide
There's nothing to lift your now sinking pride

Well, I'm just like you, I need sympathy
I need someone to come and pity me
My rainbows have all turned monochromesome
Cause there's nothing as lonely as lonesome

No, there's nothing as lonely as lonesome
Nothing as lonely as lonesome
Nothing as lonely as lonesome
      
Life With You Is So Good (Larry W. Jones 01/11/2008) (song#5243)

Darling, you stayed right by my side when times got rough
And I never heard from you a word of lament
You didn't complain when we didn't have enough
We were down to our last cent and you were content

And my darling, that's why I love you above all
That must be understood
For you're my woman whether I stand tall or crawl
Life with you is so good

- instrumental -

Darling, you paid the price for my empty dreams too
Emptied your soul for things I didn't even need
When I was down and out, my real strength was in you
You were my friend in need in every word and deed

And my darling, that's why I love you above all
That must be understood
For you're my woman whether I stand tall or crawl
Life with you is so good

And my darling, that's why I love you above all
That must be understood
For you're my woman whether I stand tall or crawl
Life with you is so good
      
My Old Front Porch Swing (Larry W. Jones 01/11/2008) (song#5244)

The wind still makes it creak on the front porch
If it could speak, it would tell you a lot
Of times when people's clothes were ironed with starch
And when the Golden Rule was being taught
It has swung through generations
All of them were my relations
Love songs were sung there in the spring
Old porch swing, my old front porch swing

It comforted a head that hung and cried
When my grandmother, bless her soul, had died
And now it swings the dreams of my youngun's
Whenever they're not down where the stream runs
It's where I asked my darlin' true
And she said sweetheart, yes I do
Before I even showed the ring
Old porch swing, my old front porch swing

- instrumental -

My old front porch swing has seen some bad times
I've seen it hanging silent in the snow 
But most of all it's been there for glad times
Through the years as the seasons come and go
It's not a thing made for glory
Just a swing that holds a story
That I still sing, that I still sing
Old porch swing, my old front porch swing

It's not a thing made for glory
Just a swing that holds a story
That I still sing, that I still sing
Old porch swing, my old front porch swing
      
You Owe It To My Heart (Larry W. Jones 01/12/2008) (song#5245)

Now, I don't know if you're the type
To bring me woe or peaceful nights
I hope true love will play its part
I'll never know unless we try
And I'm a kind of trusting guy
Please tell me dear, you owe it to my heart

Today I heard my poor heart say
Be careful, she might run away
Then I would need another start
But I've got nothing left to lose
Have you disposed of running shoes
Please tell me dear, you owe it to my heart

- instrumental -

You owe it to my heart this time
To know how long that you'll be mine
Or will time see us drift apart
Will your kisses still be as warm
In the cold of a winter storm
Please tell me dear, you owe it to my heart

Today I heard my poor heart say
Be careful, she might run away
Then I would need another start
But I've got nothing left to lose
Have you disposed of running shoes
Please tell me dear, you owe it to my heart
Please tell me dear, you owe it to my heart
      
You Just Faded Away (Larry W. Jones 01/12/2008) (song#5246)

They say you just disappeared
But I don't see it that way
You didn't just disappear
Dear, you just faded away

If I'd seen you disappear
Then I would know to the day
When you were no longer near
Dear, you just faded away

You faded away because
True love was not there
You faded away because
You just didn't care

They say you just disappeared
But here's all I have to say
You didn't just disappear
Dear, you just faded away

- instrumental -

You faded away because
True love was not there
You faded away because
You just didn't care

They say you just disappeared
But here's all I have to say
You didn't just disappear
Dear, you just faded away

You didn't just disappear
Dear, you just faded away
      
Favorite Memory Of Wasted Times (Larry W. Jones 01/12/2008) (song#5247)

I've got lots of faded memories
Some are still as clear as pealing chimes
One that's most appealing comes to me
You're my favorite memory of wasted times

For sure, I've got lots of old sweethearts
And some of their names even make rhymes
But if I put them all on the charts
You're my favorite memory of wasted times

- instrumental -

I've been a fool because I'm lonely
My poor heart is paying for its crimes
Of all, I remember one only
You're my favorite memory of wasted times

For sure, I've got lots of old sweethearts
And some of their names even make rhymes
But if I put them all on the charts
You're my favorite memory of wasted times

But if I put them all on the charts
You're my favorite memory of wasted times
      
Golden Sands Beside The Silver Sea (Larry W. Jones 01/12/2008) (song#5248)

Darling, I don't know where you have gone
All I know is that I'm so alone
Waiting on these golden sands of time
Takes a toll on this poor heart of mine

Golden sands wait beside the silver sea
They know you're late in coming back to me
Ebbing tides even seem to understand
That my dreams wait upon the golden sands
Dear, for you I will wait eternally
On golden sands beside the silver sea

- instrumental -

Waiting on these golden sands of time
Takes a toll on this poor heart of mine

Golden sands wait beside the silver sea
They know you're late in coming back to me
Ebbing tides even seem to understand
That my dreams wait upon the golden sands
Dear, for you I will wait eternally
On golden sands beside the silver sea

I will wait eternally
On golden sands beside the silver sea
      
It's Understood I'm Underloved And Over You (Larry W. Jones 01/12/2008) (song#5249)

Too many times you made me sigh
Too many times you made me cry
Darling, I don't understand why you made me blue
Too many times my heart thought it died
I hope you understand goodbye
It's understood I'm underloved and over you

Too many times I shed those tears
Too many times throughout the years
Darling, I just don't understand the things you do
I'm through with crying in my beer
You'll know that when I disappear
It's understood I'm underloved and over you

- instrumental -

Too many time you made me frown
Too many times you put me down
Darling, I don't understand why you're not true
That's enough of your running 'round
Enough of me in this old town
It's understood I'm underloved and over you

Too many times I shed those tears
Too many times throughout the years
Darling, I just don't understand the things you do
I'm through with crying in my beer
You'll know that when I disappear
It's understood I'm underloved and over you
      
Beginning Of The Ending Of Hello (Larry W. Jones 01/12/2008) (song#5250)

Yesterday I looked through a bar room door
Saw couples dancing on the hardwood floor
The song brought back some faded memories
I listened for a minute, maybe more
A familiar tune I had heard before
Before you moved away to Tennessee

And as I stood there almost hypnotized
I almost cried as then I realized
Just how much my dear, that I miss you so
Darling, I knew that I'm the one to blame
As they played that song with the name
Beginning of The Ending of Hello

- instrumental -

Yesterday I knew that it was over
No more footsteps tripping through the clover
I felt cold winds of winter start to blow
Darling, I know that I called out in vain
As they played that song with the name
Beginning of The Ending of Hello

And as I stood there almost hypnotized
I almost cried as then I realized
Just how much my dear, that I miss you so
Darling, I knew that I'm the one to blame
As they played that song with the name
Beginning of The Ending of Hello

As they played that song with the name
Beginning of The Ending of Hello
      
Let Me Lasso Your Dreams To Mine (Larry W. Jones 01/13/2008) (song#5251)

Let me lasso your dreams to mine
Let's see how far we both can ride
Together, mountains we can climb
We'll ride down one trail at a time
Riding together, side by side
Let me lasso your dreams to mine

If we ride our seperate ways
We'll never know how true love pays
Dear, dreams like that are seldom won
And when bad storms are coming on
We'll both be sad and all alone
Two dreams lassoed can be as one

Let me lasso your dreams to mine
Let's see how far we both can ride
Together, mountains we can climb
We'll ride down one trail at a time
Riding together, side by side
Let me lasso your dreams to mine

- instrumental -

It's a loco world and easy
For dreams to get lost in the wind
On trails where one does not belong
Dear, we can ride along them all
And then if one of us should fall
We'll build our dreams back just as strong

Let me lasso your dreams to mine
Let's see how far we both can ride
Together, mountains we can climb
We'll ride down one trail at a time
Riding together, side by side
Let me lasso your dreams to mine
      
None Of Me (Larry W. Jones 01/13/2008) (song#5252)

None of me, I'll give you none of me
Can't you see, I can do without you
You can't have my arms, you might lose them
You can't have my lips, you won't use them

When you said goodbye, you made me cry
But I know I can do without you
You broke the part that once was my heart
So, I'll give you none of me

- instrumental -

None of me, I'll give you none of me
Can't you see, I can do without you
You can't have my arms, you might lose them
You can't have my lips, you won't use them

When you said goodbye, you made me cry
But I know I can do without you
You broke the part that once was my heart
So, I'll give you none of me

You broke the part that once was my heart
So, I'll give you none of me
      
Where The Texas Longhorn Cattle Roam (Larry W. Jones 01/13/2008) (song#5253)

Where, oh tell me where
Where has your Texas cowboy gone
Where, oh tell me where
Where has your Texas cowboy gone
He's gone with his silver spurs
To where the longhorn cattle roam
And it's oh, so in my heart
To welcome him when he comes home

Where, oh tell me where
Where did your Texas cowboy go
Where, oh tell me where
Where did your Texas cowboy go
He's riding the prairie there
Where the Texas bluebonnets grow
And it's oh, so in my heart
To welcome him when he does show

- instrumental -

Where, oh tell me where
Where has your Texas cowboy gone
He's gone with his silver spurs
To where the longhorn cattle roam

What, oh tell me what
Will you do if your Texas cowboy should not return
What, oh tell me what
Will you do if your Texas cowboy should not return
Oh no, true love will be his guide
And so, that would not be my concern
Oh yes, true love will be his guide
And for only me his heart does yearn
      
The Pony That I Ride (Larry W. Jones 01/13/2008) (song#5254)

Well, I ain't got much gold
But I've got lots of time
When all is said and told
What I've got is just fine
Now, I don't ride along
A trail that I don't scout
Sing my own cowboy song
Others I do without

These words I say so you'll love me, darlin'
So you'll know beyond a doubt

The pony that I ride
Will take me across any mountain
The pony that I ride
Will get me up any mountain soon
Darlin', I have the love
And sweetheart, if you've been countin'
The pony that I ride
Is strong enough to carry two
That's me and darlin', you

- instrumental -

There ain't a cowboy in the world
Who can tell me what I can't say
I choose the trails on which to ride
I never fail to find my way
I don't worry about what's said
On the other side of the post
Only one thing's not in my spread
The thing this cowboy needs most

Well, you know who that is
Can't hide it in this song
Darlin', you're my only wish
So, come on and ride along
      
My Little Brown Jug Let Me Down (Larry W. Jones 01/13/2008) (song#5255)

When I leave the honky tonk, it's late
And I don't have a worried mind
But tonight your mem'ry came at eight
And now I'm worried all the time

My little brown jug let me down
It let your memory be found
I wish I could unplug the sound
My little brown jug let me down

- instrumental -

I've always had my little brown jug to hold
And I've been holding on to it every day
Cause all the warm hugs I used to get turned cold
So I fold my hands around my jug this way

My little brown jug let me down
It let your memory be found
I wish I could unplug the sound
My little brown jug let me down

My little brown jug let me down
It let your memory be found
My little brown jug let me down
      
Desert Rose (Larry W. Jones 01/14/2008) (song#5256)

The desert rose is pretty, its petals gay and bright
Flowers of the desert rose are pleasant to the sight
But when you try to pick one, you may wish you weren't born
Cause the desert rose will stick you with its prickly thorn 

A pretty cowgirl is like a desert rose
A pretty cowgirl will sweep you off your toes
A pretty cowgirl is like a desert rose
But you will feel the thorn, and wish you weren't born
When you watch the fading love between you close

The cowgirl who used to love me was such a delight
As lovely as the sky above her, daytime and night
One day I went to hold her but she had taken flight
All those love words that I told her did not turn out right

- instrumental -

A pretty cowgirl is like a desert rose
A pretty cowgirl will sweep you off your toes
A pretty cowgirl is like a desert rose
But you will feel the thorn, and wish you weren't born
When you watch the fading love between you close

The harvest moon is over and soon the winter sky
The petals on the desert rose has faded and died
My pretty desert rose has gone and we're far apart
But the thorn will always repose here within my heart

A pretty cowgirl is like a desert rose
A pretty cowgirl will sweep you off your toes
A pretty cowgirl is like a desert rose
But you will feel the thorn, and wish you weren't born
When you watch the fading love between you close
      
From The Door Along The Walls (Larry W. Jones 01/14/2008) (song#5257)

Today seems like a long way from yesterday
All my dreams of yesterday are gone today
I walk the floor and sometimes I even crawl
From the door along the walls that line the hall

From the door along the walls that line the hall
You will find me right here waiting for your call
If you were here dear, you would find me grieving
From the door along the walls that line the hall

- instrumental -

The phone never rings whether it's night or day
And this big ol' house sometimes seems kinda small
If this keeps up, my whole life is gonna fade away
From the door along the walls that line the hall

From the door along the walls that line the hall
You will find me right here waiting for your call
If you were here dear, you would find me grieving
From the door along the walls that line the hall

You will find me right here waiting for your call
From the door along the walls that line the hall
      
Armadillos In Amarillo (Larry W. Jones 01/14/2008) (song#5258)

In Texas, up in Amarillo
They barbecue the armadillo
And serve it to Gordillo and Camillo every day
And the armadillo's brand new shell
Where the armadillo used to dwell
Well, Gordillo uses for his pillow, or so they say
They barbecue the armadillo
In Texas, up in Amarillo come what may

Now, you can't eat a horny toad-a
They've gotta barbecue their quota
Of dead armadillos they find killed
On the Texas roads against their will
The way things are in Amarillo
Armadillos cry like weeping willows
Cause those Texans do it with such skill
They barbecue a lot of armadillos in Amarillo

- instrumental -

Now, you can't eat a horny toad-a
They've gotta barbecue their quota
Of dead armadillos they find killed
On the Texas roads against their will

No beef jerky or ground squirrels
No wild turkey for cowgirls
Texans up in Amarillo say No! No! No!
A pretty rancher's daughter
Was caught eatin' what she shouldn't oughta
And so they fined her lots of dough! dough! dough!
That's so everyone would know
They barbecue a lot of armadillos in Amarillo
      
At The Branding In The Spring (Larry W. Jones 01/19/2008) (song#5259)

By the old corral stands a rancher's lovely daughter
With cheeks aglow like the desert rose of June
She sings her cowgirl songs as soft as rippling water
And so tenderly she hums a cowboy's tune

But now her cowgirl's song of love has turned to sorrow
For her cowboy love has come to bid goodbye
And she is only thinking sadly of the morrow
As her cowboy's goodbye kiss now makes her sigh

At the branding in the spring when the roundup is done
And the purple sage is kissed with morning dew
Here by the old corral dear, I'll see my only one
At the branding in the spring I'll come to you

- instrumental -

By the old corral stands a rancher's lonely daughter
And her beauty, like the rose, now fades away
She looks upon the sadness her tomorrow brought her
And remembers golden locks now turned to grey

Faithfully she's waited for her cowboy's returning
But years have passed and her wait has been in vain
She gazes down the trail where he said he'd be coming
And hums once again her cowboy's old refrain

At the branding in the spring when the roundup is done
And the purple sage is kissed with morning dew
Here by the old corral dear, I'll see my only one
At the branding in the spring I'll come to you
At the branding in the spring I'll come to you
      
Someone With A Sweetheart (Larry W. Jones 01/19/2008) (song#5260)

A night full of moonlight
A day filled with sun
A plane in peaceful flight
A Rolex made to run

A lovely work of art
A rose kissed by dew
Someone with a sweetheart
That someone's me with you

A train with plenty steam
Cadillac full of gas
A song with love as theme
Of a love that lasts

A dream with a future
Of skies painted blue
Someone with a sweetheart
That someone's me with you

- instrumental -

A bank full of money
Payday with a grin
Beehive full of honey
Someone to help me spend

A train with plenty steam
Cadillac full of gas
A song with love as theme
Of a love that lasts

A lovely work of art
A rose kissed by dew
Someone with a sweetheart
That someone's me with you
      
Big Jim Doss (Larry W. Jones 01/19/2008) (song#5261)

Twas the coldest day of winter's frost
December seventeen
That our brave trail boss named big Jim Doss
Led the drive toward Abilene
Singin' drive those longhorns without fear
You cowboys, don't be slow
Stow away your warm sleeping gear and
Ride cowboys, forward ho

We headed up the ol' Chisholm trail
Wind blew our knocking knees
A blizzard was coming, without fail
To make rye whiskey freeze
Singin' drive those longhorns without fear
You cowboys, don't be slow
Stow away your warm sleeping gear and
Ride cowboys, forward ho

Our trail boss, big Jim Doss, led the trail
He never knew defeat
But this was no ordinary gale
Our boots froze to our feet
Singin' drive those longhorns without fear
You cowboys, don't be slow
Stow away your warm sleeping gear and
Ride cowboys, forward ho

When the Red River we tried to cross
The weather was so drear
But we all followed brave big Jim Doss
Toward the far side so dear
Singin' drive those longhorns without fear
You cowboys, don't be slow
Stow away your warm sleeping gear and
Ride cowboys, forward ho

In the middle of the stream I found
Longhorns dead all around
No saddle pals I saw hangin' round
And big Jim Doss had drowned
Singin' drive those longhorns without fear
You cowboys, don't be slow
Stow away your warm sleeping gear and
Ride cowboys, forward ho

Of all those brave and fearless cowboys
On that ol' Chisholm trail
Only I was left and not destroyed
To tell this cowboy's tale
Singin' drive those longhorns without fear
You cowboys, don't be slow
Stow away your warm sleeping gear and
Ride cowboys, forward ho

Twas the coldest day of winter's frost
December seventeen
That our brave trail boss named big Jim Doss
Led the drive toward Abilene
      
Heartaches That Harlan Howard Wrote (Larry W. Jones 01/20/2008) (song#5262)

I've got the heartaches that Harlan Howard wrote
The same ones that Ray Price sang by the score
I sing 'em from my heart, note by broken note
Since that sad day when you walked out the door

Harlan Howard wrote that heartache number one
Was one I never knew could hurt this way
And Ray Price sang number two had just begun
When you came back but never meant to stay

I've got the heartaches that Harlan Howard wrote
The same ones that Ray Price sang by the score
I sing 'em from my heart, note by broken note
Since that sad day when you walked out the door

- instrumental -

I've got the heartaches that Harlan Howard wrote
About a love that I will never win
And just like Ray Price, I know it note by note
Cause my happy world is about to end

Harlan Howard wrote that heartache number three
Was when you said you would come back to stay
But I should have listened to Ray Price, you see
Cause I waited dear, but you lost your way

I've got the heartaches that Harlan Howard wrote
The same ones that Ray Price sang by the score
I sing 'em from my heart, note by broken note
Since that sad day when you walked out the door
      
Wreath Upon The Ranch House Door (Larry W. Jones 01/20/2008) (song#5263)

You young cowboys, heed this reminder
A bad tale I have to tell
From a cowboy's heart that's sad and wore
Now, come and learn from my example
For I have learned it so well
From the wreathe upon the ranch house door

When I left my ranch and relations
And the folks who loved me well
It broke my dear mother's heart, take note
I got letters at many stations
How she missed me, I could tell
You young cowboys, here's the words she wrote

Dear son, I'm feeling old and poorly
And my hair is turning grey
Return again to our ranch house door
Say you will return to me surely
Before my last ending day
For you have been gone ten years or more

But I did not heed her reminder
Her dear words I just swept away
Wasting time on wine and selfish wrongs
Your tomorrow can be a blinder
If you follow in my way
Sorrows follow wayward cowboy throngs

I saddled up to ride the straight way
Back home to the prairie hill
To see my dear mother's face once more
But as my pony met the gateway
This cowboy's heart stood still
From the wreathe upon the ranch house door

You young cowboys, heed this reminder
A bad tale I have to tell
From a cowboy's heart that's sad and wore
Now, come and learn from my example
For I have learned it so well
From the wreathe upon the ranch house door
      
Torment Of A Broken Heart (Larry W. Jones 01/21/2008) (song#5264)

Dear, you once said you cared for me
And I dared to believe in you
The sweet words we shared, oh so free
Made me believe they all were true

I gambled at love's life and play
Rambled along til my heart lost
Just another sad song, they say
Last verse groans, my heart paid the cost

Now look at what I am today
Another losing soul that cried
Why did you treat me that-a-way
All of my dreams have gone and died

Dear, you came up with every scheme
And you deceived me from the start
Why is it true, I still love you
The torment of a broken heart

- instrumental -

Now look at what I am today
Another losing soul that cried
Why did you treat me that-a-way
All of my dreams have gone and died

Dear, you came up with every scheme
And you deceived me from the start
Why is it true, I still love you
The torment of a broken heart
      
Slim Whitman And Rose Marie (Larry W. Jones 01/20/2008) (song#5265)

Slim Whitman and Rose Marie
Will live in music history
Where all fellow yodeling greats now are
Slim Whitman sang honestly
Romantic songs we all agree
Made Slim Whitman a country music star

He sang Casting My Lasso Towards The Sky
A lasting song that we all can't deny
Slim Whitman's yodeling showed 'em all
A high blue yodel was Slim's classic gage
He was the rage of Grand Ole Opry's stage
Singing Lovesong Of The Waterfall

Slim Whitman and Rose Marie
Will live in music history
Along with his mellow Cattle Call
His Tumbling Tumbleweeds
Is a song we all can concede
Stands out in real country music tall

- instrumental -

Slim's songs we all hold in awe
His Una Paloma Blanca
There's A Rainbow In Every Teardrop
Singing, I Remember You
Serenade, China Doll we knew
May Slim Whitman's music never stop

Slim Whitman and Rose Marie
Will live in music history
Where all fellow yodeling greats now are
Slim Whitman sang honestly
Romantic songs we all agree
Made Slim Whitman a country music star
      
Prairie Love Song (Larry W. Jones 01/21/2008) (song#5266)

The prairie is anticipating
Darling, come and ride along with me
For I have been longing and waiting
To teach you the prairie's melody

Dark velvet heavens and you and I
And don't forget the soft moonlit sky
Prairie breeze whispering a lullaby
The man in the moon far above you
Will smile when I say that I love you

Darling, share with me this night divine
And with care we'll feel our arms entwine
The prairie song is calling
So there's no use in stalling
Darling, please say you'll be mine

- instrumental -

I'll sing to you a prairie love song
Dear, my love is very, very strong

Dark velvet heavens and you and I
And don't forget the soft moonlit sky
Prairie breeze whispering a lullaby
The man in the moon far above you
Will smile when I say that I love you

Darling, share with me this night divine
And with care we'll feel our arms entwine
The prairie song is calling
So there's no use in stalling
Darling, please say you'll be mine
      
Western Wyoming (Larry W. Jones 01/22/2008) (song#5267)

The pictures in my billfold are starting to fade
There's even one of me that only mem'ries bring
Cause it's been too many years on the trail I made
From way down in Texas to western Wyoming
But I won't return til my wranglin' dues are paid

For the rain rarely falls on western Wyoming
And a wrangler like me will always chase his dreams
Even though the years have seen most all of them fade
Like the setting sun fades in western Wyoming
But I won't return til my wranglin' dues are paid

Well, when the new eastern sun rises each mornin'
I rub my eyes and wish it had given warnin'
For I dream once again by the flickering light
Of a cowboy's warm campfire burnin' in the night
A new dream fades with a western Wyoming day

- instrumental -

For the rain rarely falls on western Wyoming
And a wrangler like me will always chase his dreams
Even though the years have seen most all of them fade
Like the setting sun fades in western Wyoming
But I won't return til my wranglin' dues are paid

Sometimes I've thought of settling down in Cody
I've been here so long I might have to change my mind
About returnin' back to Texas on the trail I made 
I know down there are lots of dreams I left behind
But I won't return til my wranglin' dues are paid

For the rain rarely falls on western Wyoming
And a wrangler like me will always chase his dreams
Even though the years have seen most all of them fade
Like the setting sun fades in western Wyoming
But I won't return til my wranglin' dues are paid
      
Rose Colored Glasses (Larry W. Jones 01/22/2008) (song#5268)

The world looks brighter from your point of view
Dreams are lighter than any I ever knew
Dear, I think I know what you're searching for
A world full of roses outside your door

Rose colored glasses fit well in their frame
And you'll never hear your dream world complain
But rose colored glasses have things to hide
Dear, I know you've been hurt by all the pain
I'll grow your roses on love's better side
You won't need rose colored glasses again

- instrumental -

Rose colored glasses have been here awhile
Everyone knows how they can make you smile
Dear, I think I know what you're searching for
A world full of roses outside your door

Rose colored glasses fit well in their frame
And you'll never hear your dream world complain
Dear, I know you've been hurt by all the pain
But rose colored glasses have things to hide
I'll grow your roses on love's better side
You won't need rose colored glasses again
      
This One And Lonely Me (Larry W. Jones 01/22/2008) (song#5269)

Darling, I saw you walking hand in hand today
With your brand new love beside you along the way
And as I heard your happy laugh, I felt so blue
Dear, my one and only wish is that you'd been true

My one and only set of arms is wanting you
My one and only heart is broken half in two
My one and only pair of lips needs kissing too
Dear, this one and lonely me's still in love with you

- instrumental -

I tried to forget you when you said we would part
I thought that I would not regret or get the blues
But as of yet I find that you're still in my heart
Cause dear, my one and only dream is only you

My one and only set of arms is wanting you
My one and only heart is broken half in two
My one and only pair of lips needs kissing too
Dear, this one and only me's still in love with you
Yes, this one and lonely me's still in love with you
      
When The Door Is Closed (Larry W. Jones 01/22/2008) (song#5270)

I see you made the paper when you married well
You played the caper of lady behind your veil
I wonder if you ever think of me at all
When the door is closed and lights turned out in the hall

When the door is closed and lights turned out in the hall
Do you ever think of how you made me look small
Dear, do your mem'ries call back to haunt you at all
When the door is closed and lights turned out in the hall

- instrumental -

When night time comes upon your lovely castle ball
Does the hassle of fast life bother you at all
Or dear, do you find yourself staring at the wall 
When the door is closed and lights turned out in the hall

When the door is closed and lights turned out in the hall
Do you ever think of how you made me look small
Dear, do your mem'ries call back to haunt you at all
When the door is closed and lights turned out in the hall
When the door is closed and lights turned out in the hall
      
Take Love's Arrow From My Heart (Larry W. Jones 01/23/2008) (song#5271)

Take love's arrow from my heart that's full of misery
The shaft is broken like the vows you pledged to me
Your narrow minded ways I guess I didn't see
Take love's arrow from my heart that's full of misery

- instrumental -

Dear, I have fears that you will never come to see
The reason for the tears that you have seen from me
I can place my heart on the shelf all by myself
Take love's arrow from my heart that's full of misery

- instrumental -

Dear, I have fears that you will never come to see
The reason for the tears that you have seen from me
I can place my heart on the shelf all by myself
Take love's arrow from my heart that's full of misery

Dear, I wish that I could make your heart understand
What love's arrow does when it breaks inside a man
But I suppose that's something that will never be
Take love's arrow from my heart that's full of misery
Take love's arrow from my heart that's full of misery
      
The Minute After Midnight Of Eternity (Larry W. Jones 01/23/2008) (song#5272)

Dear, wherever you reside, I'll be by your side
Whether here or there, I won't care if just us two
And anything you do, I'll want to see it through
No matter the time it takes, I'll be there with you

For our tomorrows, no sorrows will there e're be
Love's flame will burn as bright as I whisper your name
Darling, the minute after midnight of eternity
You will find that I'll still be there doing the same

Springtime, winter, summer, fall, all the same to me
You'll never disappear cause I'll be near in sight
Darling, the minute after midnight of eternity
I'll still call you Dear as we both recall this night

- instrumental -

The sound of your laughter is a sweet melody
It comes straight from your heart like a favorite song
I like the way it stays and plays on my heartstrings
It will never go away no matter how long

So, let's live and love a lifetime for all to see
That you were meant for me and I for you, and then
Darling, the minute after midnight of eternity
You and I will just start the sun and moon again
      
Strings That Mean Our Last Goodbye (Larry W. Jones 01/28/2008) (song#5273)

Tomorrow darling, when you walk down the aisle
Your wedding gown will be for another guy
All your friends will come around to see you smile
But darling, I'll just stop by to see you tie
The ends of the strings that mean our last goodbye

There'll be happiness for your new love and you
I wish you the best, darling you know I do
Now, it may not be smart, and bad for my heart
But darling, I'll just stop by to see you tie
The ends of the strings that mean our last goodbye

- instrumental -

I've had to tell more than one sweetheart goodbye
And every time it tore my poor heart with sighs
But this time darling, it's more than just bad breaks
My sad heart aches just like it's going to die

There'll be happiness for your new love and you
I wish you the best, darling you know I do
Now, it may not be smart, and bad for my heart
But darling, I'll just stop by to see you tie
The ends of the strings that mean our last goodbye

Yes darling, I'll just stop by to see you tie
The ends of the strings that mean our last goodbye
      
The Girl Who Got Away (Larry W. Jones 01/29/2008) (song#5274)

It really made me sad the way she said goodbye
It really hurt so bad when I broke down and cried
Packed her bag with airline tag and left yesterday
Now I just say that she's the girl who got away

She's somewhere across the sea and she's through with me
Said she would be in Pair-ree living fancy free
I thought I was giving her my best every day
Now I just say that she's the girl who got away

- instrumental -

I thought that I had treated her alright
And I never cheated or did her wrong
She doesn't know my heart's pain in the night
When heartstrings only play a sad, sad song

And she left me here with these new teardrops
Under cloudy skies that's so cold and grey
Will she still think of me when her plane stops
Or will she be forever gone away

I'll keep my light on in the window by the phone
And hope that she'll one day regret and come on home
When all my friends ask where she is and will she stay
Then I'll just say that she's the girl who got away
Yeah, I'll just say that she's the girl who got away
      
My Heart Is Occupied With Vacancy (Larry W. Jones 01/29/2008) (song#5275)

Well, go ahead and take that midnight train
My heart can handle lots of spite and pain
Dear, I know that when you go, I will cry
My heart doesn't know how to say goodbye

It once was occupied with loving you
But now it's full of emptiness and blue
Nobody lives in here now, can't you see
My heart is occupied with vacancy

Well, go ahead and spend all my money
But I just can't pretend that it's funny
My heart's occupied with the Golden Rule
Darling, when you go, I'll look like a fool

- instrumental -

It once was occupied with loving you
But now it's full of emptiness and blue
Nobody lives in here now, can't you see
My heart is occupied with vacancy

Darling, I beg of you to come on back
A peg's for your coat on the old hall rack
I hung upon my heart a vacant sign
Dear, you once occupied this heart of mine

It once was occupied with loving you
But now it's full of emptiness and blue
Nobody lives in here now, can't you see
My heart is occupied with vacancy
      
Gonna Be Big Down In Texas (Larry W. Jones 01/30/2008) (song#5276)

When I was young I hopped a train
And rode those tracks down to Texas
Walked streets of Austin in the rain
With my guitar down in Texas
I thought that I would pack 'em in
Where all the Lone Star long necks is
I'd stand where country stars have been
And sing big songs down in Texas

I'd see my name in neon lights
Down in Texas where I would play
A country star was in my sight
Yeah, that's what I heard myself say
Radio stations, ovations
A bank account where big checks is
I would be the new sensation
On the music scene in Texas

- instrumental -

I'd see my name in neon lights
Down in Texas where I would play
A country star was in my sight
Yeah, that's what I heard myself say

Well, these honky tonks sure get old
I don't know where the big checks is
Austin in winter sure gets cold
When you're alone down in Texas
But I ain't givin' up my dream
Where Grand Ole Opry's annex is
They're gonna hear this cowboy sing
Gonna be big down in Texas

But I ain't givin' up my dream
Where Grand Ole Opry's annex is
They're gonna hear this cowboy sing
Gonna be big down in Texas
      
Forty Years Of Days And Nights (Larry W. Jones 01/30/2008) (song#5277)

Forty years of days and nights
I can't keep it to myself
Dear, you have belonged to me
Your heart and everything else

That's why I keep loving you
I know that your love is true
And that's why you have my name
You're my heart's flame
That's burning so true

Dear, I remember the day
When you came my way and met me
I was so lonely
Now I have you only
Happy anniversary, my love

- instrumental -

That's why I keep loving you
I know that your love is true
And that's why you have my name
You're my heart's flame
That's burning so true

Dear, I remember the day
When you came my way and met me
I was so lonely
Now I have you only
Happy anniversary, my love

That's why I keep loving you
I know that your love is true
And that's why you have my name
You're my heart's flame
That's burning so true
      
Cowgirl In The Calico Dress (Larry W. Jones 01/30/2008) (song#5278)

One evening while at a big barn dance
The swing band, it was starting on time
Met a cowgirl who looked like romance
Surely a dance would not be a crime

Her face was as lovely as moonlight
And in my arms I felt her carress
As the band played I held her so tight
The cowgirl in the calico dress

We strolled down the streets of Laredo
When the dance, it began to unfold
She placed in my hand, why I don't know
A ruby that was worth much fine gold

And then I heard the hooves of a posse
The cowgirl in the calico dress
Had left me to face the hangman's tree
My troubled mind was in much distress

They threw me in jail in Laredo
How long I was there I cannot guess
No witness there, 'cept one long ago 
The cowgirl in the calico dress

One night when the moon was advancing
While I was looking out through the bars
I fancied that I saw her dancing
Among the stars that shined from afar

My story, it at last did prevail
Now I'm out but my life is a mess
And who is to blame for this sad tale
The cowgirl in the calico dress

One night when the moon was advancing
While I was looking out through the bars
I fancied that I saw her dancing
Among the stars that shined from afar
      
Cowgirl On The Trail (Larry W. Jones 02/01/2008) (song#5279)

(Remember me, remember me)
(Cowboy, remember me forevermore)

Back when I was a young cowboy
I played in the sage as boys do
I met a cowgirl on the trail
Who only said, Hi Buckeroo

Then she bid me, look in my eyes
And at my hair, so very fair
And when you're grown, you'll say goodbye
To any girl who's not as rare

(Remember me, remember me)
(Cowboy, remember me forevermore)

Her eyes were blue as western skies
As she looked deeply into mine
Her hair was fair with no disguise
As girls should be when in springtime

She turned her pony with a grin
And with her spurs, a kick so light
She disappeared just like the wind
And soon was gone far out of sight

Then I vowed as she disappeared
That when I was a cowboy grown
A cowgirl I'd have, just as dear
To have near and to call my own

Now I'm a grown man, yes siree
But for marriage, I have so failed
For none can match the memory
Of that sweet cowgirl on the trail

Her eyes were blue as western skies
As she looked deeply into mine
Her hair was fair with no disguise
As girls should be when in springtime

(Remember me, remember me)
(Cowboy, remember me forevermore)
      
Dearest Darling Of The Year (Larry W. Jones 02/02/2008) (song#5280)

As customary, I'll be in my working shoes
When she goes outside to pick up the morning news
I know she'll spread it out and fill her coffee cup
How I wish I could see her face as it lights up
In the anniversary section she'll be pleased
When she sees this caption and photograph from me

My dearest darling, happy anniversary
You're the nearest thing to heaven to me
My dearest darling, happy anniversary
Now the whole town will know how I love thee

You're the lady who always and consistently
Have been the dearest darling, that is clear
You are my sweetheart and it's such a cheer to me
That you're my dearest darling of the year

- instrumental -

My dearest darling, happy anniversary
You're the nearest thing to heaven to me

You're the lady who always and consistently
Has been the dearest darling, that is clear
You are my sweetheart and it's such a cheer to me
That you're my dearest darling of the year
      
Ridin' On Back Home (Larry W. Jones 02/03/2008) (song#5281)

Well, I'm ridin' all alone, ridin' on back home
Just bein' a rollin' stone is my tradition
But now I'm on a mission, ridin' on back home
Yeah I guess I've always known, ridin' all alone
That when I feel summer prairie breezes blowin'
Nothin' pleases more than prairie flowers growin'
When I'm ridin' all alone, ridin' on back home

I've been thinkin' about the old cottonwood tree
Back at home where its limbs all hung so playfully
It calls to me, ride on back home
Your lonesome years have grown and grown
And now I feel that home bound urge
My lonesome heart is on the verge
Of ridin' back all alone, ridin' on back home

Now, it's been many a day since I rode away
Since I rode away from my home sweet prairie home
And everything I left behind
Says lonesome cowboy, now's the time
Ride on back home from where you roam
For that gal my heart is burnin'
So I'm yearnin' to ride on, ridin' on back home

- instrumental -

Well, I'm ridin' all alone, ridin' on back home
Just bein' a rollin' stone is my tradition
But now I'm on a mission, ridin' on back home
Yeah I guess I've always known, ridin' all alone
That when I feel summer prairie breezes blowin'
Nothin' pleases more than prairie flowers growin'
When I'm ridin' all alone, ridin' on back home

I've been thinkin' about the old cottonwood tree
Back at home where its limbs all hung so playfully
It calls to me, ride on back home
Your lonesome years have grown and grown
And now I feel that home bound urge
My lonesome heart is on the verge
Of ridin' back all alone, ridin' on back home
      
I've Got A Bar Room Door (Larry W. Jones 02/04/2008) (song#5282)

Dear, this old dim lit bar is something new to me
But it's now my home and I hope you're satisfied
If you wonder where I'm at, this is where I'll be
This is where I hang my hat since our love has died

I've got a bar room door, old jukebox and dance floor
My new address serves whiskey on the rocks so fine
Dear, you can stop by any time at my bar room door
I'm at the corner table until closing time

- instrumental -

The bartender said he thinks I'm going crazy
But I'm not crazy dear, I know I've lost my mind
Lost love songs from the jukebox come out kinda hazy
But right or wrong, I'll be here until closing time

I've got a bar room door, old jukebox and dance floor
My new address serves whiskey on the rocks so fine
Dear, you can stop by any time at my bar room door
I'm at the corner table until closing time
      
Love Hasn't Lived Here (Larry W. Jones 02/04/2008) (song#5283)

Well, the sun doesn't shine in my world anymore
Love hasn't lived here since I don't know when
Days are comin' on when I don't know what's in store
Love hasn't lived here since I don't know when

Love hasn't lived here, love hasn't lived here
Love hasn't lived here since I don't know when
No more sweet caress, only emptiness
Love hasn't lived here since I don't know when

- instrumental -

Love's door is closing slowly, been feeling lowly
Love hasn't lived here since I don't know when
Honey bees aren't humming, a deep freeze is coming
Love hasn't lived here since I don't know when

Love hasn't lived here, love hasn't lived here
Love hasn't lived here since I don't know when
No more sweet caress, only emptiness
Love hasn't lived here since I don't know when

No more sweet caress, only emptiness
Love hasn't lived here since I don't know when
      
It Used To Cost A Dime To Play The Jukebox (Larry W. Jones 02/04/2008) (song#5284)

Well, it used to cost a dime to play the jukebox
A dollar used to last might near to closing time
But now I feed the quarters into the jukebox
Til I'm out of money which is might near a crime

Four lost love songs now cost me a dollar
They used to cost me only forty cents
It don't take a big Ivy League scholar
To figure where my hard earned money went

Well, I would tell my friends I'm doing fine
But I know they'd know that something is wrong
I'm out of quarters, down to my last dime
I can't play love gone wrong songs all night long

- instrumental -

Well, it used to cost a dime to play the jukebox
A dollar used to last might near to closing time
But now I feed the quarters into the jukebox
Til I'm out of money which is might near a crime

I'm sitting here list'ning to the jukebox
My last quarter plays a record that's mine
About a love gone wrong that's on the rocks
And my quarters are down to one thin dime

Well, it used to cost a dime to play the jukebox
A dollar used to last might near to closing time
But now I feed the quarters into the jukebox
Til I'm out of money which is might near a crime
      
Sack Of Good Old Country Songs (Larry W. Jones 02/04/2008) (song#5285)

There's nothing wrong with good old country songs
They soothe my soul when I am all alone
The music never stops, goes on and on
There's nothing wrong with good old country songs

Some old memories won't leave me alone
They just come back no matter where I roam
Down the track I pack all of them along
Just like a sack of good old country songs

Now, when I hear that steel guitar
Cryin' in a honky tonk bar
Makes me sing along all night long
There's nothing wrong with good old country songs

- instrumental -

One fine day I'll see it all gone
This vagabond life I have known
But the music goes on and on
There's nothing wrong with good old country songs

Some old memories won't leave me alone
They just come back no matter where I roam
Down the track I pack all of them along
Just like a sack of good old country songs

There's nothing wrong with good old country songs
      
My Dreams All Rely On The Man In The Moon (Larry W. Jones 02/05/2008) (song#5286)

My dreams all rely on the man in the moon
When I hold her hand by the light of the moon
He'll shine from above and help me win her love
My dreams all rely on the man in the moon

Whenever he's shining, love is everywhere
A halo's lining tells me that she will care
Put starlight in her eyes, Mr man in the moon
Straight from paradise, and it can't come too soon

I have already planned a bright honeymoon
After a sunny day on a night in June
He'll shine from above and when I wed my love
My dreams will be filled by the man in the moon

- instrumental -

Whenever he's shining, love is everywhere
A halo's lining tells me that she will care
Put starlight in her eyes, Mr man in the moon
Straight from paradise, and it can't come too soon

He shines his golden splendor with perfect light
I know that he will render a perfect night
I'll thank him on high with a real lover's tune
My dreams all rely on the man in the moon

I'll thank him on high with a real lover's tune
My dreams all rely on the man in the moon
      
Here She Comes (Larry W. Jones 02/05/2008) (song#5287)

Here she comes, she's walking my way
Every step that she takes brings happiness today
Now, how I won her heart, I just can never say
Here she comes, she's walking my way

Well, her old love must have cheated
And now I guess he's got to pay
With me she won't be mistreated
Here she comes, she's walking my way

Here she comes, she's walking my way
I'd welcome her with open arms both night and day
She's a walking dream, as we dreamers always say
A rose from a flower bouquet

- instrumental -

Here she comes, she's walking my way
I'd welcome her with open arms both night and day
She's a walking dream, as we dreamers always say
A rose from a flower bouquet

Well, her old love must have cheated
And now I guess he's got to pay
With me she won't be mistreated
Here she comes, she's walking my way
      
You Don't Have A Leg To Stand On (Larry W. Jones 02/05/2008) (song#5288)

Dear, I once praised you with my every breath
But now you treat me like old King Macbeth
You've been running around on me too much
Don't even try to touch, because it's known
That dear, you don't have a leg to stand on

I don't believe you loved me all along
If you had, you would not have done me wrong
Darlin', don't you try to beg me any more
Your shoes are by the door, so put 'em on
Cause dear, you don't have a leg to stand on

I can see there's tears falling from your eyes
Dear, are they recalling all of your lies
Your ways have made a wreck of love, you see
You broke the golden egg, our love is gone
And dear, you don't have a leg to stand on

- instrumental -

I can see there's tears falling from your eyes
Dear, are they recalling all of your lies
Your ways have made a wreck of love, you see
You broke the golden egg, our love is gone
And dear, you don't have a leg to stand on

I don't believe you loved me all along
If you had, you would not have done me wrong
Darlin', don't you try to beg me any more
Your shoes are by the door, so put 'em on
Cause dear, you don't have a leg to stand on
      
Ponderosa Pines Of The Cimmaron (Larry W. Jones 02/05/2008) (song#5289)

Ponderosa pines of the Cimmaron
Back in my mind I clearly view them still
As a tenderfoot lad I chanced upon
A life that only cowboys can fulfill
For there I saddled the Palomino
And spurred on the wild Mustang and red Roan
Riding herd with the coyotes among
Ponderosa pines of the Cimmaron

Seasons of saddle horse and lariat
And a bedroll made for a cowboy's life
Many places I hung my Stetson hat
The whole world passed me by with all its strife
This cowboy life is of my own choosing
Some city folks have stopped and asked me why
Now, they must think that some how I'm losing
They're confused about the best way of life

In the dust of summer's roundup branding
My saddle pals and I would early start
And when the last longhorn was left standing
We'd close the corral somewhere around dark
Back to the bunkhouse til early morning
Dim the kerosene lamp without a word
Sometimes the storm came without a warning
Wails through the Ponderosa pines were heard

When I first saw the form of Molly Blanche
It was at the Cimmaron county fair
The lovely daughter from a valley ranch
No Cimmaron girls had such golden hair
But I knew to pursue her was folly
Too pretty for a lone cowboy to win
When I think of Cimmaron and Molly
I still ponder thoughts of what might have been

Scenes of rodeos and golden buckles
Silver spurs and things of a cowboy's pride
Picture the hard work and calloused knuckles
But doesn't show the feelings deep inside
For there I saddled the Palomino
And spurred on the wild Mustang and red Roan
Riding herd with the coyotes among
Ponderosa pines of the Cimmaron
      
Into A Honky Tonk (Larry W. Jones 02/06/2008) (song#5290)

Into a honky tonk went the girl I love
Into a honky tonk with a neon light
All of my friends were right when they said that love
Found in a honky tonk would never be right

Into a honky tonk strolled a real angel
At least that is how she always seemed to me
But I suppose this means a final farewell
Cause she's not the same sweet girl she used to be

Into a honky tonk went my happiness
Into a honky tonk went my darlin' girl
She was hiding something that I never knew
Yes, into a honky tonk went my whole world

- instrumental -

Into a honky tonk went my happiness
Into a honky tonk went my darlin' girl
She was hiding something that I never knew
Yes, into a honky tonk went my whole world

Into a honky tonk strolled a real angel
At least that is how she always seemed to me
But I suppose this means a final farewell
Cause she's not the same sweet girl she used to be

Into a honky tonk went my darlin' girl
      
Across This Prairie I Call Home (Larry W. Jones 02/06/2008) (song#5291)

Across this land I have travelled
And far across the raging foam
But all my best memories call
Across this prairie I call home

Something of home that's redeeming
Calls me back from where e're I roam
Maybe it's the hours spent dreaming
Across this prairie I call home

Wind blowing through the cottonwoods
Sing peaceful songs that I have known
I look at wild flowers growing
Across this prairie I call home

- instrumental -

As prairie flowers have faded
I too have seen the setting sun
Time has finally invaded
And my days are already done

Wind blowing through the cottonwoods
Sing peaceful songs that I have known
I look at wild flowers growing
Across this prairie I call home

Across this prairie I call home
      
Eighty Miles From San Antone (Larry W. Jones 02/06/2008) (song#5292)

All of my growin' up cowboy boots were hand-me-downs
Daddy said that Mama never had a wedding gown
But she tended to the ranch house with a joyful song
Home was on the prairie eighty miles from San Antone

Eighty miles from San Antone's a slower kind of life
Every man knew his neighbor but not the city strife
Life there wasn't fancy, and it worked you to the bone
It was my way of life eighty miles from San Antone

My Daddy had one treasure, an AM radio
Listened to the Opry, I wanted so much to go
But money for such far away things was never known
Money wasn't much there eighty miles from San Antone

Eighty miles from San Antone's a slower kind of life
Every man knew his neighbor but not the city strife
Life there wasn't fancy, and it worked you to the bone
It was my way of life eighty miles from San Antone

In the dead of west Texas winters, snow on the ground
Dirt county roads would all be closed all the way to town
Daddy would play his fiddle and sing his baritone
Bread was on the griddle eighty miles from San Antone

Eighty miles from San Antone's a slower kind of life
Every man knew his neighbor but not the city strife
Life there wasn't fancy, and it worked you to the bone
It was my way of life eighty miles from San Antone
      
Sadder Than The Song Of A Whippoorwill (Larry W. Jones 02/06/2008) (song#5293)

I'm a country boy, my love was the real McCoy
This song ain't new but it's for you
Our love once was high, as the stars up in the sky
And as wide as the ocean's tide
Well, now I've seen it all, like a star in free fall
Even though you know how I tried

Our love is as shallow as the holler
And as narrow as a river
Lower than the pine trees that burned on yonder hill
Our love's as cold as snowflakes that December makes
Lonesome as a robin left over in the chill
And much sadder than the song of a whippoorwill 

From simple country sights to Broadway's neon lights
There's thousands of broken love songs that lovers write
Every song is written different
But all of the words rhyme the same
Cause each knows what the other meant
The only things changed are the names

Our love is as shallow as the holler
And as narrow as a river
Lower than the pine trees that burned on yonder hill
Our love's as cold as snowflakes that December makes
Lonesome as a robin left over in the chill
And much sadder than the song of a whippoorwill 

Our love is as shallow as the holler
And as narrow as a river
Lower than the pine trees that burned on yonder hill
Our love's as cold as snowflakes that December makes
Lonesome as a robin left over in the chill
And much sadder than the song of a whippoorwill 

Sadder than the song of a whippoorwill
      
Her Name Is Gloria (Larry W. Jones 02/06/2008) (song#5294)

Her name is Gloria
That's what an angel says
Her name is glorious
That's just because she is

Her eyes are glorious
Her lips are heavenly
The world is glorious
When Gloria's with me

I love to whisper
Her glorious name in her ear
And to call it out
For all the wide, wide world to hear

- instrumental -

Her eyes are glorious
Her lips are heavenly
The world is glorious
When Gloria's with me

I love to whisper
Her glorious name in her ear
And to call it out
For all the wide, wide world to hear

Her name is Gloria
It's something heavenly angels proclaim
Life will be glorious
When glorious Gloria has my name
      
You Can't Break My Heart Anymore (Larry W. Jones 02/07/2008) (song#5295)

Dear, treat me any way you want
Just anything you say to taunt
Seems everything you want to do
Just wants to make me sad and blue
But I won't be walking the floor
When you go walking out the door
You can't break my heart anymore
For this mistake I'm paying for

One thing dear, I won't regret
Is the day that I forget
The love I thought was bright
That's fading out of sight
All of my dreams you tore
Go where you were before
You can't break my heart anymore
For this mistake I'm paying for

- instrumental -

One thing dear, I won't regret
Is the day that I forget
The love I thought was bright
That's fading out of sight

Dear, I heard more rumors today
Cause all of my friends heard you say
That you again will change your name
Cause being true you cannot stay
Although my heart is feeling sore
A better day's for me in store
You can't break my heart anymore
For this mistake I'm paying for

You can't break my heart anymore
For this mistake I'm paying for
      
These Roses Mean Goodbye (Larry W. Jones 02/07/2008) (song#5296)

Today I send you roses
Please handle them with care
Although the door now closes
Upon our love affair

I don't know how to tell you
So this is how I try
To say I've found another
These roses mean goodbye

I know you said you loved me
That's what I told you too
But now I must set you free
Or else we'll both be blue

I have found another love
That dear, I can't deny
She's now all I'm dreaming of
These roses mean goodbye

- instrumental -

I have found another love
That dear, I can't deny
She's now all I'm dreaming of
These roses mean goodbye

Dear, our feelings from the start
Though warm, cannot unfold
I tell you with heavy heart
A new heart mine now holds

Let's forget what might have been
And let those dreams now die
Dear, we must not meet again
These roses mean goodbye
      
Chili And Sky And Cowboy Pie (Larry W. Jones 02/08/2008) (song#5297)

Chili and sky and cowboy pie
Chuckwagon times were good back then
Cattle herds on the Chisholm trail
Cowboys thought it would never end
Cattle Call sung while moon was young
Around the cowboy campfire's glow
Chili and sky and cowboy pie
Was life that only cowboys know

Big changes came with all the trains
We listened to the engines roar
It seems a crime that in our time
No time for cowboys anymore
Things don't stay the same, as they say
Some changes are good, some are bad
And I reminisce of the day
Of saddle pals when cowboys had...   

Chili and sky and cowboy pie
Chuckwagon times were good back then
Cattle herds on the Chisholm trail
Cowboys thought it would never end
Cattle Call sung while moon was young
Around the cowboy campfire's glow
Chili and sky and cowboy pie
Was life that only cowboys know

Here I am at the Rocking-T
This ranch is where I'll ever be
Sometimes I think of my trail boss
And of a way of life that's lost
Cowboys lost something mighty fine
Now most folks work from five to nine
But memories still make me glad
For saddle pals when cowboys had...   

Chili and sky and cowboy pie
Chuckwagon times were good back then
Cattle herds on the Chisholm trail
Cowboys thought it would never end
Cattle Call sung while moon was young
Around the cowboy campfire's glow
Chili and sky and cowboy pie
Was life that only cowboys know
      
I Don't Know How Long It Will Take (Larry W. Jones 02/08/2008) (song#5298)

Darlin', I don't know how long it will take
To get you off of my mind
But I guess that it might take more heart break
I've loved you a long, long time

Now, my friends told me it won't be too long
After you've gone out the door
That I would be singing a new love song
But I long for you the more

Darlin', I don't know how long it will take
To get you off of my mind
But I guess that it might take more heart break
I've loved you a long, long time

- instrumental -

Now, my friends told me just the other day
Don't worry or stay at home
But they don't know how my poor heart will pay
From the minute that you're gone

Darlin', I don't know how long it will take
To get you off of my mind
But I guess that it might take more heart break
I've loved you a long, long time

Yes, it might take more heart break
I've loved you a long, long time
      
This Rose I Picked For You (Larry W. Jones 02/10/2008) (song#5299)

Dear, please take this rose I picked for you
You'll see that each petal grows for you
And keep it always while we're apart
As I'll always keep you in my heart

I'm no good at writing letters, dear
But one word I write will bring me cheer
So darling, with your dear name, I'll start
I'll keep it always near to my heart

Let this rose I picked now speak for me
It's unique and will forever be
And keep it always while we're apart
As I'll always keep you in my heart

- instrumental -

I'm no good at writing letters, dear
But one word I write will bring me cheer
So darling, with your dear name, I'll start
I'll keep it always near to my heart

Let this rose I picked now speak for me
It's unique and will forever be
And keep it always while we're apart
As I'll always keep you in my heart
      
Texas Is In My Soul (Larry W. Jones 02/10/2008) (song#5300)

I'm happy that I was born in Texas
Texas is in my soul
Here in Texas where life at its best is
Where tumbleweeds still roll

Risin' in the morn at the break of day
Skies turn to shades of gold
Well pardner, that's one reason why I say
Texas is in my soul

Most cowboys say their soul is in Texas
When they are far away
Texas is where the best of the west is
And that is why I say...

I'm happy that I was born in Texas
Texas is in my soul
Here in Texas where life at its best is
Where tumbleweeds still roll

Risin' in the morn at the break of day
Skies turn to shades of gold
Well pardner, that's one reason why I say
Texas is in my soul

Risin' in the morn at the break of day
Skies turn to shades of gold
Well pardner, that's one reason why I say
Texas is in my soul
      
Happy Sound Of The Homeward Bound (Larry W. Jones 02/20/2008) (song#5301)

Well, I've been up north where the snow falls down
And the sun, it don't hardly ever shine
So, I'm ridin' the rails now, homeward bound
Down to Dixieland for to ease my mind
Down to Dixieland for to ease my mind

Some folks are bad but most are good
Most everywhere that this old train track goes
I belong where it's understood
That love grows stronger than a river flows

Like the Mississippi runs from the melting snow
Dixieland sons know where their home is found
They're the ones who run away from the cold and woe
With the happy sound of the homeward bound
With the happy sound of the homeward bound

- instrumental -

Well, the happy sound of the homeward bound
Is the click and the clack of railroad steel
Not a happier man could there be found
None could feel better than the way I feel
None could feel better than the way I feel

Like the Mississippi runs from the melting snow
Dixieland sons know where their home is found
They're the ones who run away from the cold and woe
With the happy sound of the homeward bound
With the happy sound of the homeward bound
      
Stranger To Loving Arms (Larry W. Jones 02/21/2008) (song#5302)

I've been like a lone ranger in a lot of towns
And I guess it's because I never hung around
There was never any danger of a lady's charms
And I've always been a stranger to loving arms

I've seen the sadness in a woman's eyes
Between my hello and her last goodbyes
And I don't know if I was ever missed
But a man will reap what he sows in this

No one came along that ever treated me right
I've always been a stranger in a darkened night
Oh, I ploughed the land of love but I bought the farm
And I've always been a stranger to loving arms

- instrumental -

I've been a stranger to loving arms all my life
Always grounded in the stories of all their lies
Some wayward woman always sounded the alarm
And I've always been a stranger to loving arms

I've seen the sadness in a woman's eyes
Between my hello and her last goodbyes
And I don't know if I was ever missed
But a man will reap what he sows in this

No one came along that ever treated me right
I've always been a stranger in a darkened night
Oh, I ploughed the land of love but I bought the farm
And I've always been a stranger to loving arms
      
What Has Love Ever Done For Me (Larry W. Jones 02/21/2008) (song#5303)

My heart feels the pain, the grief and the agony
It asks again, what has love ever done for me
I tell my heart there's new reasons to smile
But I can tell it's been blue for awhile

All the world knows there's a thousand reasons to cry
If the world saw things through my eyes, they would know why
Why is it a woman's manifest destiny
To see a man live when his heart just wants to die

My hands are shaking as anybody can see
And there's no mistaking what love has done to me
There's nothing good down here, for heaven's sake
Nothing but these tears that memories make
How many times will come the same mistake
What has love ever done for me

- instrumental -

All the world knows there's a thousand reasons to cry
If the world saw things through my eyes, they would know why
Why is it a woman's manifest destiny
To see a man live when his heart just wants to die

My heart feels the pain and it just won't let me be
It asks again, what has love ever done for me
I've got nothing left now but her old memories
What has love ever done for me
What has love ever done for me
      
I Should (Larry W. Jones 02/22/2008) (song#5304)

If anyone should leap for joy
For love so deep, time can't destroy
I should, I should, and you're the reason why

If anyone should e're be true
And show the care that's surely due 
I should, I should, and you're the reason why

And when I see your lovely smile
You bring me happiness beyond compare
Dear, I would walk a country mile
A thousand more if I should find you there

- instrumental -

If anyone should leap for joy
For love so deep, time can't destroy
I should, I should, and you're the reason why

And when I see your lovely smile
You bring me happiness beyond compare
Dear, I would walk a country mile
A thousand more if I should find you there

If anyone should look to God above
And thank Him for earthly eternal love
I should, I should, and you're the reason why
      
The Saddest Song I Ever Wrote (Larry W. Jones 02/22/2008) (song#5305)

Now, the warmest warmth I've ever known
Was the sweetest lips I kissed that day
And the storm that came with no warning
Was when your ship sailed so far away
Now, the greatest loss with greatest cost
Was watching the love between us fade
And the saddest song I ever wrote
Is the one the jukebox never played

Now, the coldest cold, so I've been told
Is the earth down at the southern pole
And the northern lights aren't very bright
When the warming sun ain't on patrol
Now, the lowest low that's so remote
Is six feet down in a cold dark grave
And the saddest song I ever wrote
Is the one the jukebox never played

They say time stands still for no one
But a memory can remain
Your mem'ry fills my loneliness
And sands of time can't kill the pain

- instrumental -

Now, the greatest loss with greatest cost
Was watching the love between us fade
And the saddest song I ever wrote
Is the one the jukebox never played

Now, the rain falls mainly on the plain
Over in Spain where the sun does shine 
But the rain that's falling in my heart
Is now drowning this whole world of mine
Now, the day you left and rocked the boat
Dreams disappeared on the winds of trade
And the saddest song I ever wrote
Is the one the jukebox never played
      
All Along The Prairie Trails (Larry W. Jones 02/23/2008) (song#5306)

Oh how I love to go a-riding
All along the prairie trails
Where peacefulness is so abiding
And nature's beauty prevails

Yee-o-dle-lay-it-tee-ay
Yee-o-dle-lay-dee
Yee-o-dle-lay-it-tee-ay
Yee-o-dle-lay-dee
Oh how I love to go a-riding
All along the prairie trails

How I love to ride beside the stream
And listen as it babbles along
It seems to somehow call out to me
Come and sing to me your cowboy song

Yee-o-dle-lay-it-tee-ay
Yee-o-dle-lay-dee
Yee-o-dle-lay-it-tee-ay
Yee-o-dle-lay-dee
Oh how I love to go a-riding
All along the prairie trails

- instrumental -

Well, I tip my hat to all I meet
For that is the cowboy code
It's the western way for how to greet
Those you meet along the road

Yee-o-dle-lay-it-tee-ay
Yee-o-dle-lay-dee
Yee-o-dle-lay-it-tee-ay
Yee-o-dle-lay-dee
Oh how I love to go a-riding
All along the prairie trails

From the hill I hear a whippoorwill
Calling from his prairie home
And his call to me gives me a thrill
As o'er prairie trails I roam

Oh, may I go along a-riding
O're the prairie til I die
And let the prairie trails be guiding
Cowboys ever such as I

Yee-o-dle-lay-it-tee-ay
Yee-o-dle-lay-dee
Yee-o-dle-lay-it-tee-ay
Yee-o-dle-lay-dee
Oh how I love to go a-riding
All along the prairie trails
      
A Cowgirl I Can't Ignore (Larry W. Jones 02/23/2008) (song#5307)

When I'm in Laredo, I love to stop
Right across the street from the barber shop
Just to see a cowgirl I can't ignore
Behind the counter of the general merchandise store

Some cowboys see the cowgirl of their dream
In the swirl of a rippling mountain stream
But I saw a cowgirl I can't ignore
Behind the counter of the general merchandise store
I've seen her there a dozen times or more

My longing for her will only increase
She's the cowgirl I can't ignore
Because my love for her will never cease
Got to see her just one time more

- instrumental -

Now pal, my search for true love has come to an end
Everybody in Laredo knows where I've been
Cause I saw a cowgirl I can't ignore
Behind the counter of the general merchandise store

And just inside my bunk house door
In my saddlebags I've got a diamond ring
I've got to see her one time more
To give her my cowboy heart and my everything

Some cowboys see the cowgirl of their dream
In the swirl of a rippling mountain stream
But I saw a cowgirl I can't ignore
Behind the counter of the general merchandise store
      
Dancing Under Bar Room Lights (Larry W. Jones 02/23/2008) (song#5308)

Darling, when I saw those bar room lights
They only left me broken hearted
You were dancing under bar room lights
With someone else, not me

How I longed to hold you close that night
And to dance with you across the floor
You were dancing under bar room lights
With someone I've never seen before

As I stood and watched those bar room lights
There was nothing I could do, dear
Except wipe away the flow of tears
And wonder why I set you free

- instrumental -

As I stood and watched those bar room lights
There was nothing I could do, dear
Except wipe away the flow of tears
And wonder why I set you free

I'm now just a stranger in the night
I guess that's the way it has to be
While you're dancing under bar room lights
Without a love for me
      
The Cowboy Way (Larry W. Jones 02/23/2008) (song#5309)

The cowboy way I got here, and the cowboy way I'll stay
The cowboy way is the way I work and it's how I play
The cowboy way, the cowboy way, the cowboy way I know
The cowboy way I got here, and the cowboy way I'll go

My Ma and Pa had come from Tennessee
I was born in the west and on beef jerky I was fed
They tried their best to do the best by me
Until the Comancheros came and Ma and Pa were dead

The cowboy way I got here, and the cowboy way I'll stay
The cowboy way is the way I work and it's how I play
The cowboy way, the cowboy way, the cowboy way I know
The cowboy way I got here, and the cowboy way I'll go

Out on the lone prairie I hunted the wild buffalo
The coyotes at night surrounded me
And I learned the cowboy way in the rain and hail and snow
Winds blow because the cowboy's way is free

Everything's been the cowboy way for me
And I never did settle down, I guess it was my pride
The way it's been, way it will always be
The cowboy way is leather worn, longhorns and rawhide

The cowboy way I got here, and the cowboy way I'll stay
The cowboy way is the way I work and it's how I play
The cowboy way, the cowboy way, the cowboy way I know
The cowboy way I got here, and the cowboy way I'll go
      
Heart Of Texas (Larry W. Jones 02/24/2008) (song#5310)

Rollin' hard and rollin' mean
Headin' up toward Abilene
Texas Freightliner with big smokin' rollin' wheels
Texas moon is out tonight
Bugs mashed on the bright headlights
The Heart of Texas knows how a big diesel feels
Yeah, the Heart of Texas is on the road again

And the big 'ol concrete superslab
Knows every trooper and big rig scab
Now, listen to the big diesel howl
While 'ol Smokey Bear is on the prowl
Pull on over, pay the fine, and then
The Heart of Texas is gone again

Rollin' hard and rollin' mean
No time for a truck stop queen
Texas Freightliner with big smokin' rollin' wheels
Eyes are bloodshot red and white
Lookin' for the mornin' light
The Heart of Texas knows how a big diesel feels
Yeah, the Heart of Texas is on the road again

- instrumental -

And the big 'ol concrete superslab
Knows every trooper and big rig scab
Now, listen to the big diesel howl
While 'ol Smokey Bear is on the prowl
Pull on over, pay the fine, and then
The Heart of Texas is gone again

Big 'ol Freightliner slowin' on down
The roadside diner outside of town
Has an old jukebox that plays country songs for real
Cup of coffee by a neon light
Give a wave bye and I'm out of sight
The Heart of Texas knows how a big diesel feels
Yeah, the Heart of Texas is on the road again

Well, the Heart of Texas is a live Freightliner
And I'm the next of kin 
      
Loneliness Hill (Larry W. Jones 02/24/2008) (song#5311)

I found a home on Loneliness Hill
No bluebirds live there and never will
Just all alone with the whippoorwill
I found a home on Loneliness Hill

I once had a love, my heart to thrill
I lived in a world of dreams until
My love no longer my dreams fulfilled
Now I'm alone on Loneliness Hill

Come along with me to a place I know
Up where roses and love can never grow
A lonely place where time seems to stand still
Life ain't worth a dime on Loneliness Hill

- instrumental -

I once had a love, my heart to thrill
I lived in a world of dreams until
My love no longer my dreams fulfilled
Now I'm alone on Loneliness Hill

Come along with me to a place I know
Up where roses and love can never grow
A lonely place where time seems to stand still
Life ain't worth a dime on Loneliness Hill

No bluebirds live there and never will
I found a home on Loneliness Hill
      
This Same Sad Me (Larry W. Jones 02/28/2008) (song#5312)

Dear, you sure looked glad with your new love yesterday
Both of you were clad in colors so bright and gay
And dear, there was nothing that I could do or say
To ease the pain that's in this heart that's made of clay

These same sad arms still reach for you
These same sad lips still call for you
This same sad heart's still broken too
This same sad me has had another dream turn blue

- instrumental -

By every endeavor I have tried to forget
But these same sad memories linger with me yet
And these same old sad teardrops keep my eyes all wet
While these same old sad shoes walk back to where we met

These same sad arms still reach for you
These same sad lips still call for you
This same sad heart's still broken too
This same sad me has had another dream turn blue

This same sad heart's still broken too
This same sad me has had another dream turn blue
      
I Love Good Old Country Songs (Larry W. Jones 02/28/2008) (song#5313)

Well doggone, I love good old country songs
I play them sometimes from dusk until dawn
Old memories return as the music goes on ond on
Well doggone, I love good old country songs

Each time I hear a crying steel guitar
My feet are trying out another bar
And I'm hoping that the next one is the one where you are
Good old country songs are my guiding star

Well doggone, I've heard that old song before
Just one more old country song I adore
And my old heart is broken like an egg dropped on the floor
I'll beg again at a honky tonk door

- instrumental -

Doggone, country songs have been going on
Since before rock and roll was ever known
And I guess to those old songs I will be forever drawn
Well doggone, I love good old country songs

Well doggone, I love good old country songs
I play them sometimes from dusk until dawn
Old memories return as the music goes on ond on
Well doggone, I love good old country songs
      
The Mortgage Has Come Due On This Place (Larry W. Jones 02/28/2008) (song#5314)

Well, the mortgage has come due on this place
Now that you dear, are gone without a trace
And the place I'm talkin' 'bout is my heart
The place that you sold for a brand new start
Yes, the mortgage has come due on this place
Dear, I'm paying now with no days of grace

Dear, you and I both owned this property
Now it sits all alone and so empty
Darling, you've gone and torn this place apart
And I can't face another day to start
Well, the mortgage has come due on this place
Now that you dear, are gone without a trace

- instrumental -

And the place I'm talkin' 'bout is my heart
The place that you sold for a brand new start
Darling, you've gone and torn this place apart
And I can't face another day to start

I stay up nights to figure how I'll pay
No Bill of Rights can guarantee I'll stay
Now I know what lost love is all about
When love inside a heart has moved on out
Well, the mortgage has come due on this place
Now that you dear, are gone without a trace
      
Playing The Texas Two Step Boogie (Larry W. Jones 02/28/2008) (song#5315)

I've got a pair of cowboy boots and old guitar
Rodeo chutes are my roots and I've got the scars
I play my guitar in a band where neon glows
And I love to hear myself playing on the radio

Playing the Texas Two Step Boogie
Heard over the country music dial
Playing the Texas Two Step Boogie
And western swing played in Texas style

When it's early in the morn and the sun is up
I watch the corn grow and fill up my coffee cup
I practise all day long cause I sure give a darn
How the Friday dance will come along at the barn

Playing the Texas Two Step Boogie
Heard over the country music dial
Playing the Texas Two Step Boogie
And western swing played in Texas style

Well, I called up my darlin' on the telephone
And she never stalled when I said I was alone
So she came right on over and she wasn't slow
She wanted to hear me play on the radio

Playing the Texas Two Step Boogie
Heard over the country music dial
Playing the Texas Two Step Boogie
And western swing played in Texas style

Finally got a break in Nashville Tennessee
Said they'd make a great big country star out of me
The rest is history, there's nothing more to say
Cowboys and girls all around come to hear me play

Playing the Texas Two Step Boogie
Heard over the country music dial
Playing the Texas Two Step Boogie
And western swing played in Texas style
      
Bumble Bees (Larry W. Jones 02/28/2008) (song#5316)

On a sunny afternoon, honeysuckles all in bloom
They whiled away the hours, smiled at all the flowers
The world seemed all at rest with one that she loved best
And they heard this song of love from a honey bee above

Be careful of the honey when you dine
Cause bumble bees may be upon the vine
A honey bee will be a love that's true
But bumble bees just want honey from you

Now, he says he is your honey, honeysuckle to be
But dear, I know that he is just a bumblebee
Now, be careful or you'll be stung as stung can be
Because my dear, I know that he is just a bumblebee

Beneath a sky of blue, they exchanged words of love so true
He said she would be his bride til the day he died
Never see her cry, long as he was by her side
And they heard this song of love from a honey bee above

Be careful of the honey when you dine
Cause bumble bees may be upon the vine
A honey bee will be a love that's true
But bumble bees just want honey from you

They planned a wedding day but then he had to go away
He did not return though her broken heart would yearn
She asked the honey bee why he left to be free 
And the honey bee then answered her in his same old way

Be careful of the honey when you dine
Cause bumble bees may be upon the vine
A honey bee will be a love that's true
But bumble bees just want honey from you
      
Now Has Come The Time For Goodbye (Larry W. Jones 02/29/2008) (song#5317)

Dear, the time for leaving is here
What could be that grieving I hear
I'm not believing these words of regret

Dear, this was our night of romance
You said it was love at first glance
Darling, there's no chance I'll ever forget

Just a dreamy waltz across the dance floor
You and I dancing together, swaying
And I thought it would last forevermore  
Until dear, I thought I heard you saying

Soon will come the time for grieving
Although my love may never die
Now has come the time for leaving
Now has come the time for goodbye

- instrumental -

Just a dreamy waltz across the dance floor
You and I dancing together, swaying
And I thought it would last forevermore  
Until dear, I thought I heard you saying

Soon will come the time for grieving
Although my love may never die
Now has come the time for leaving
Now has come the time for goodbye
      
Paper Kisses (Larry W. Jones 02/29/2008) (song#5318)

I gave you a heart of true love
You gave me paper kisses
And like paper, you threw my love away
I told you all my day dreams
You told me you'd be my Missus
But then like dreams, you just faded away

Now I know that you don't care
Paper kisses made me blue
And now I know that true love was not there
Paper kisses can't compare
With feelings I had for you
Paper kisses don't make a love affair

I gave you a heart of true love
Dear, I gave you lots of time
For you to say that you'd be mine alone
I hoped by the stars above
To send me a love sublime
You gave paper kisses and then were gone

- instrumental -

Now I know that you don't care
Paper kisses made me blue
And now I know that true love was not there
Paper kisses can't compare
With feelings I had for you
Paper kisses don't make a love affair

You showed me the light of day
Woe is me is what I say
You gave me paper kisses with no love
I'm now thankful that I know
The way in which I must go
Away from paper kisses with no love
      
Son Of A Railroad Man (Larry W. Jones 02/29/2008) (song#5319)

Well, I'm the son of a railroad man
Son of a railroad man
I've ridden rails all across this land
Yeah, I'm the son of a railroad man

Well, my Daddy was a railroad man
Folks knew him from far away
He could be gentle or tough as nails
Yeah, my Daddy was a railroad man
Along mountains, plains and bay
And his tales were as long as the rails

Well, I'm the son of a railroad man
Son of a railroad man
I've ridden rails all across this land
Yeah, I'm the son of a railroad man

- instrumental -

Now, I was born by the great divide
Where the mountains reached the sky
The railroad could never be denied
So I learned railroading from my Dad
Only way of life I had
I'll be railroading until I die

Well, I'm the son of a railroad man
Son of a railroad man
I've ridden rails all across this land
Yeah, I'm the son of a railroad man
      
Barstool Of A Fool (Larry W. Jones 02/29/2008) (song#5320)

You told me lots of times how you loved me
They weren't worth a dime because they weren't true
If you change your mind and ever want me
You'll find me on the barstool of a fool

I must have been blind to believe your lies
I must be some kind of fool to love you
If your new flame goes out, just give a shout
You'll find me on the barstool of a fool

Darling, I can't stand in for someone new
I just want to be standing beside you
So, be kind to someone who must be blind
You'll find me on the barstool of a fool

- instrumental -

I must have been blind to believe your lies
I must be some kind of fool to love you
If your new flame goes out, just give a shout
You'll find me on the barstool of a fool

Darling, I can't stand in for someone new
I just want to be standing beside you
So, be kind to someone who must be blind
You'll find me on the barstool of a fool
      
Wasting Moments (Larry W. Jones 02/29/2008) (song#5321)

Tonight I'm wasting time reading your love letters
Darling, the ones you wrote back when your love was true
You look good in pictures with your winter sweaters
But when winter is over, I still won't have you

Wasting moments
My eyes fill with tears while I am wasting moments
Wasting moments on sweet mem'ries of loving you

Dear, my happiness is no longer your concern
All I do is live on wasted moments of memories
And dear, I know that I can't wait for your return
Wasting my time on wine and memories of you and me

- instrumental -

Wasting moments =4
My eyes fill with tears while I am wasting moments
Wasting moments on sweet mem'ries of loving you

Dear, my happiness is no longer your concern
All I do is live on wasted moments of memories
And dear, I know that I can't wait for your return
Wasting my time on wine and memories of you and me

Wasting moments =4
My eyes fill with tears while I am wasting moments
Wasting moments on sweet mem'ries of loving you
      
Mind Over Matter (Larry W. Jones 02/29/2008) (song#5322)

I still love you so much though you've left me
I tell myself that I don't care
Tell me dear, what would your kind of theft be
You took my love but you weren't fair

Well, all my friends have told me to forget
Or they say I'll be mad as a hatter
Now, they all tell me it's too bad, and yet
It's just a matter of mind over matter

It's just a matter of mind over matter
I make believe it doesn't matter that you're no longer mine
My dreams are shattered, my heart is battered
And it's just a matter of mind over matter all the time

- instrumental -

Well, all my friends have told me to forget
Or they say I'll be mad as a hatter
Now, they all tell me it's too bad, and yet
It's just a matter of mind over matter

It's just a matter of mind over matter
I make believe it doesn't matter that you're no longer mine
My dreams are shattered, my heart is battered
And it's just a matter of mind over matter all the time
      
Cowboys Roundup Waltz (Larry W. Jones 02/29/2008) (song#5323)

Cowboys were all around you
It seemed they all had found you
I know you liked the sound to
That old cowboys roundup waltz

But just in time you saw me
Your beauty would just draw me
You and music would awe me
That old cowboys roundup waltz

It was a western melody
Just a dance out on the prairie
Forever darling, you will be
In this old cowboy's memory

And that night was just made for
What a cowboy has prayed for
Because of you, I adore
That old cowboys roundup waltz

- instrumental -

But just in time you saw me
Your beauty would just draw me
You and music would awe me
That old cowboys roundup waltz

It was a western melody
Just a dance out on the prairie
Forever darling, you will be
In this old cowboy's memory

And that night was just made for
What a cowboy has prayed for
Because of you, I adore
That old cowboys roundup waltz
      
Just Outside Of San Antone (Larry W. Jones 02/29/2008) (song#5324)

As I rode out one morning
Just outside of San Antone
I looked around about me
A fine girl I saw alone

Her cheeks were fair and rosy
Shine of gold was in her hair
Like wine her lips were smiling
On that fine girl I saw there

As I rode out one morning
Just outside of San Antone
That girl would leave me mourning
Her true love for me was gone

- instrumental -

Now, don't you remember, dear
Of vows that true love employ
You said I would have you near
And that I'd be your cowboy

I wish I were an eagle
I would take you to my nest
Or a bold chieftan regal
A maiden for to impress

I wish I weren't in mourning
Just outside of San Antone
I'd ride and give a ring to
That fine girl I saw alone
      
Your Mem'ries Are The Legendary Kind (Larry W. Jones 02/29/2008) (song#5325)

I wonder darling, where you are now
Only your memories I find
But there's one thing I can avow
Your mem'ries are the legendary kind

You are still my favorite dream
And each night I esteem you one more time
Dear, you will always be, it seems
Your mem'ries are the legendary kind

I wonder darling, where you are now
If I knew, I might lose my mind
It doesn't matter anyhow
Your mem'ries are the legendary kind

- instrumental -

You are still my favorite dream
And each night I esteem you one more time
Dear, you will always be, it seems
Your mem'ries are the legendary kind

I wonder darling, where you are now
If I knew, I might lose my mind
It doesn't matter anyhow
Your mem'ries are the legendary kind
      
You Or The Blues (Larry W. Jones 03/01/2008) (song#5326)

That freight train horn, I hear it blow
Sometimes it's loud, sometimes it's low
And hobos are the only ones who know
Just how lonely I am, I miss you so
I couldn't keep your love and so I lose
It's happiness or loneliness, you or the blues

A ship came in, cruised to the dock
Remember when we took that walk
The captain said to us, don't watch the clock
We looked so happy in our new deck shoes
I couldn't keep your love and so I lose
It's happiness or loneliness, you or the blues

Happiness or loneliness are ways of the world
I ended up with loneliness
When I thought you were the happiest girl
I couldn't keep your love and so I lose
It's happiness or loneliness, you or the blues

- instrumental -

Plane in the sky, I wish that I
Could fly away to paradise
But my proor heart feels like it will just die
My dear, why did you have to make me choose
I couldn't keep your love and so I lose
It's happiness or loneliness, you or the blues

Happiness or loneliness are ways of the world
I ended up with loneliness
When I thought you were the happiest girl
I couldn't keep your love and so I lose
It's happiness or loneliness, you or the blues
      
Poor Man's Roses (Larry W. Jones 03/01/2008) (song#5327)

She had to make up her mind that day
What she wanted to have and to hold
Now, would it be this poor man's roses
Or set me free for a rich man's gold

Now, the rich man lived in a castle
Up on a hill where the wind was cold
Just like his heart and all his money
His only love was the love of gold

I'm the man with the poor man's roses
It would be a thrill to feel her kiss
If she won't accept, my suppose is
This poor man, her love will ever miss

- instrumental -

I'm the man with the poor man's roses
It would be a thrill to feel her kiss
If she won't accept, my suppose is
This poor man, her love will ever miss

By hand I took her roses that night
And she said that she was mine to hold
This poor man's future now looks so bright
She chose love more than a rich man's gold
      
I Can't Keep From Smiling (Larry W. Jones 03/01/2008) (song#5328)

At night I can hardly close my eyes in sleep
I spend the night just thinking because of you
That's the way it goes because of vows I'll keep
Dear, I can't keep from smiling because of you

This time I've brushed away my tears
How bout let's go and paint the town
I haven't felt this way in years
And it's because dear, you're around
I'll never look again for somebody new
Dear, I can't keep from smiling because of you

This time I've brushed away my tears
How bout let's go and paint the town
I haven't felt this way in years
And it's because dear, you're around
I'll never look again for somebody new
Dear, I can't keep from smiling because of you

- instrumental -

At night I can hardly close my eyes in sleep
I spend the night just thinking because of you
That's the way it goes because of vows I'll keep
Dear, I can't keep from smiling because of you

This time I've brushed away my tears
How bout let's go and paint the town
I haven't felt this way in years
And it's because dear, you're around
I'll never look again for somebody new
Dear, I can't keep from smiling because of you
      
You Can't Beg Steal Or Borrow (Larry W. Jones 03/01/2008) (song#5329)

The love that I offer you today, dear
Is the kind that will stand the test of time
And in time you will need somebody near
Then you will recall this true love of mine

Don't you know you can't beg, steal or borrow
True love like mine that I give you today
Don't you know that you will cry tomorrow
If you take my love and throw it away

Think of what I offer you today, dear
A bright future that promises sunlight
Dear, I'll never cause you to shed a tear
If you will hold onto true love that's right

- instrumental -

Don't you know you can't beg, steal or borrow
True love like mine that I give you today
Don't you know that you will cry tomorrow
If you take my love and throw it away

Think of what I offer you today, dear
A bright future that promises sunlight
Dear, I'll never cause you to shed a tear
If you will hold onto true love that's right

Don't you know you can't beg, steal or borrow
True love like mine that I give you today
      
I'm A Rodeo Clown (Larry W. Jones 03/01/2008) (song#5330)

I hide behind my smile when the rodeo comes to town
After all, the cowboy show must go on
I try to do it with style, cause I'm a rodeo clown
I don't cry til the rodeo is gone

But I'm so sad and I'm so blue
Ever since she found someone new
Oh yes, I cry but you can't tell
I guess I do it all so well
I try to do it with style, cause I'm a rodeo clown

Come with me and paint the town
But don't you believe my smile
Cause I'm a rodeo clown
Rodeo clowns know their style
Tears that might be falling down
Will just have to wait awhile
Cause I'm a rodeo clown
Crying inside all the while

- instrumental -

Tears from me you'll never see
You won't ever pity me
Rodeo clowns are too proud
Never cry before a crowd

Come with me and paint the town
But don't you believe my smile
Cause I'm a rodeo clown
Rodeo clowns know their style
Tears that might be falling down
Will just have to wait awhile
Cause I'm a rodeo clown
Crying inside all the while
      
New Prairie Rose (Larry W. Jones 03/02/2008) (song#5331)

Down by the prairie stream, where the water runs so slow
Where the water runs so slow, a new prairie rose there grew
It looked so lonely waiting, no one saw it there
No one saw it there, 'mid the purple sage with dew

I saw its loveliness, I picked it with my hand
With my hand I picked it, with prairie sky above
Gingerly I held it, and hid it from the sun
Hid it from the sun, gave it to the one I love

- instrumental -

Yes, a new prairie rose
Grew by the prairie stream
Oh, by the prairie stream
A new prairie rose there grew
Where the water runs so slow
Where the water runs so slow
Down by the prairie stream
My love and I would go

Down by the prairie stream, where the water runs so slow
Where the water runs so slow, a new prairie rose there grew
It looked so lonely waiting, no one saw it there
No one saw it there, 'mid the purple sage with dew

I saw its loveliness, I picked it with my hand
With my hand I picked it, with prairie sky above
Gingerly I held it, and hid it from the sun
Hid it from the sun, gave it to the one I love

A new prairie rose I gave to the one I love
      
Pony Express Sad Tale (Larry W. Jones 03/02/2008) (song#5332)

When I rode the Pony Express a long time ago
At one relay station I lingered on my way
My darling, the dearest a cowboy can ever know
Always was waiting, whether it was night or day

In sunshine or winter snow, on dark days or bright
By that relay station, I ne'er would circumvent
In dark of winter, in her window shone a light
To guide my pony along the trail as I went

Oh, the happiness I knew, cowboys, need I tell
A whole year passed on by and not a cloud arose
But listen cowboys to the fate my love befell
And of the grief this cowboy's heart alone now knows

One dark winter night with snow falling cold and deep
Pony Express bade me ride on the trail alone
My heart was filled with desire, I thought not of sleep
My thoughts were of my darling, of my very own

My ride almost finished, my pony turned aside
His face toward the trail where we so often were found
Then, terror stricken, with a sickened jerk, he shied
With legs a-tremble, my eyes gazed upon the ground

Cold as ice was my heart, hardly knew what I did
Fear was on my face as I looked upon the ground
For there in the snow, by the darkness so well hid
A lifeless body at my pony's feet was found

I lifted the form up from its mantle of snow
And tenderly carried it from the trail away
Not a wonder of my burden, for I did know
It was my darling, my own, in my arms she lay

This cowboy's hair is white from passing of the years
I will grieve evermore from what that night befell
Now, cowboys, forgive me, I beg you, for my tears
Please don't ask again my Pony Express sad tale
      
Hanna Montana (Larry W. Jones 03/02/2008) (song#5333)

The cowgirl wears a bandana
Her name is Hanna Montana
Cowboys stop by her cabana
Just to see her in her red bandana

She's a whirl at western swing dancing
She knows a thing about romancing
The cowgirl with the red bandana
And her name is Hanna Montana

With her bandana around her neck
She makes all the cowboys hearts a wreck
When it comes to love, she stacks the deck
For love is something Hanna Montana knows about
Cause what it's all about is what she went and found out

So, don't go to Louisiana
You must see Hanna Montana
Cowboys stop by her cabana
Just to see her in her red bandana

- instrumental -

With her bandana around her neck
She makes all the cowboys hearts a wreck
When it comes to love, she stacks the deck
For love is something Hanna Montana knows about
Cause what it's all about is what she went and found out

So, don't go to Louisiana
You must see Hanna Montana
Cowboys stop by her cabana
Some say that it's her bandana
Is why she's the top banana
But is it the bandana
Or Hanna Montana
      
Fence Around The Corral (Larry W. Jones 03/02/2008) (song#5334)

Ask the fence around the corral
Or my saddle pals
How lonely this cowboy is without you
Ask the fence around the corral
Or my saddle pals
How often I have spoken about you

The broken pieces of my heart lie in the sand
A lonely cowboy troubadour is how I stand
Lights in your ranch house window keeps calling my brand
But I dare not answer to its command

Ask the fence around the corral
Or my saddle pals
How many times I've told them I love you
Just a sad cowboy troubadour
And I'm nothing more
Because I know I'm not worthy of you

- instrumental -

The broken pieces of my heart lie in the sand
A lonely cowboy troubadour is how I stand
Lights in your ranch house window keeps calling my brand
But I dare not answer to its command

Ask the fence around the corral
Or my saddle pals
How many times I've told them I love you
Just a sad cowboy troubadour
And I'm nothing more
Because I know I'm not worthy of you

I've forgotten why we disagreed
Maybe it was just some careless deed
So darling, for as long as I live
I'll forever beg you to forgive
The fence around the corral and me
      
Last Cattle Drive (Larry W. Jones 03/02/2008) (song#5335)

Well, that was the last cattle drive
Cause none of them are still alive
Now it's just the sad old nine to five song
Another page from history long gone

He rides a Ford V8, and never locks a gate
Now, ain't it just great that modern is in
His dreams are second rate, he can't relate
To the good state the west was way back then

Cowboys used to ride the Pony Express
On the trails from sun up until sundown
And they were pardners in times of distress
But now, no one seems to know you're around

Well, that was the last cattle drive
Cause none of them are still alive
Now it's just the sad old nine to five song
Another page from history long gone

The whippoorwill and the prairie swallow
Gave their voices to the last cowboy song
Oh how I still wish that I could follow
But the last cattle drive is now long gone

The Goodnight-Loving Trail took lots of guts
Texas to Wyoming knew of its tales
But now, you can't find those chuckwagon ruts
Where the last cattle drive was, who can tell

Well, that was the last cattle drive
Cause none of them are still alive
Now it's just the sad old nine to five song
Another page from history long gone

That was the last cattle drive
The last cattle drive is gone
And this is the last cowboy song
      
Last Trail Toward Home (Larry W. Jones 03/02/2008) (song#5336)

The longest trail, the sweetest trail
Is the last trail a cowboy rides toward home

Well, the longest trail is the last trail home
When a cowboy has been away
And the fondest dreams are his dreams of home
When cowboys need a place to stay

Cowboys wander to see what they can see
Then they wonder how home sweet home can be
The sweetest trail they'll ever roam
Is along the last trail toward home

Now, they can roam around the world
And what they see don't mean a thing
Compared to a lasso twirled
At the first roundup in the spring

But every cowboy learns one thing
Of this every cowboy will sing
Now, you can roam around the world
And what you see don't mean a thing
Compared to a lasso twirled
At the first roundup in the spring

- instrumental -

Well, the longest trail is the last trail home
When a cowboy has been away
And the fondest dreams are his dreams of home
When cowboys need a place to stay

Cowboys wander to see what they can see
Then they wonder how home sweet home can be
The sweetest trail they'll ever roam
Is along the last trail toward home
      
You're Still The Essence Of My Mind (Larry W. Jones 03/03/2008) (song#5337)

Some lessons are never too late for learning
With the turning of the hands of time
Cause when you caught my eye, my heart was burning
You became the essence of my mind

Then you went away with no word of farewell
And you left no trace of love behind
You know I loved you well, you can tell, can tell
And you're still the essence of my mind

Well, I guess you had your reasons for leaving
Guess I'll never know, I'll never know
But don't you know I'll be forever grieving
I wish you wouldn't go, wouldn't go

- instrumental -

In my bed I get that old yearning
To be with you, be with you
And in my head a song is burning
With love for you, love for you

But you went away with no word of farewell
And you left no trace of love behind
You know I loved you well, you can tell, can tell
And you're still the essence of my mind

Yes, you're still the essence of my mind
      
Cabin At The Foot Of The Hill (Larry W. Jones 03/09/2008) (song#5338)

Oh how lonesome I'm feeling tonight
So lonely and low and all alone
No healing for my heart comes in sight
None as appealing as home sweet home
I see my dear mother old and gray
My mind with her memory is filled
A burning candle is on display
In the window of the cabin at the foot of the hill 

Things I have seen were marvelous sights
Valleys green and the ocean's clean spray
But nothing's as mean as lonesome nights
And the weariness of lonely days
So, I'm longing for a mother's grace
The feeling's as strong as it can be
And I can't erase her loving face 
Nothing is more marvelous to me

- instrumental -

So, I'm longing for a mother's grace
The feeling's as strong as it can be
And I can't erase her loving face 
Nothing is more marvelous to me

A candle is burning in the window
Of the cabin at the foot of the hill
Just as that light does burn
Just so my heart does yearn
And it will until the day I return  
To my dear mother, for that was her will
She said she would put a candle burning
In the window of the cabin at the foot of the hill
      
Texas Bootmaker (Larry W. Jones 03/09/2008) (song#5339)

In Texas, there's a bootmaker's shop
Where music of Texas never stops
The Texas bootmaker tapped away
Til he wrapped it up at end of day
At his table, he was always there
At boots, he was able, I declare
Not a minute of time would he waste
For he made cowboy boots in his haste

Then his heart did a heartbreaker's stop
Inside his Texas bootmaker's shop
When in walked in a lovely cowgirl
The way she talked set his heart awhirl
Now, that cowgirl sure had Texas roots
Cause she came to tour his Texas boots
The bootmaker heard the cowgirl say
In her words that drawled the Texas way

I want boots to set my feet a-dancing
Texas two stepping all the way
I want boots to set my feet a-dancing
Dancing all my worries away
The Texas bootmaker stitched and sewed
A pair of magic boots he bestowed
And he sewed for her some Texas dreams
Into the heels and the soles and seams

Making magic boots is no small feat
For a sweet Texas cowgirl's small feet
The bootmaker hoped that she would see
How in love with her he'd come to be
The Texas cowgirl began to dance
Around the man as if in a trance
Then like a beautiful spinning top
She danced out of the bootmaker's shop

And on her small dainty Texas feet
Did the Texas two step in the street
The Texas bootmaker heard her say
As she turned and smiled and looked his way
I want boots to set my feet a-dancing
Texas two stepping all the way
I want boots to set my feet a-dancing
Dancing all my worries away
      
Sundown In Santa Fe (Larry W. Jones 03/09/2008) (song#5340)

Soon I'll see another sundown in Santa Fe
Another lonely night will come at end of day
Another lonely night just waiting all alone
That's when your memory will find its way back home

It's almost sundown in Santa Fe, I can see
But sundown can't hide a drowning man's memory
Oh how I wish that I could get you off my mind
But sundown in Santa Fe always comes on time

Soon I'll see those bright neon lights of Santa Fe
Another lonely night will come at end of day
Oh how I wish your memory would go away
Tomorrow night you'll be in Santa Fe again

- instrumental -

Soon I'll see those bright neon lights of Santa Fe
Another lonely night will come at end of day
Oh how I wish your memory would go away
Tomorrow night you'll be in Santa Fe again

It's almost sundown in Santa Fe, I can see
But sundown can't hide a drowning man's memory
Oh how I wish that I could get you off my mind
But sundown in Santa Fe always comes on time

Oh how I wish that I could get you off my mind
But sundown in Santa Fe always comes on time

Yes, sundown in Santa Fe always comes on time
      
I'll Start Believing It Myself (Larry W. Jones 03/09/2008) (song#5341)

I told everyone how much she loves me
Even though I know that she doesn't
And I told everyone that she'd come back
Although she said that she wouldn't
Though I told everyone how she loves me
My heart sits crying on the shelf
But if I tell myself enough, you see
I'll start believing it myself

I know that I should just give up and quit
Cause that girl sure does get around
I know it's my pride why I won't admit
That she just up and turned me down
But I'm going to stick to my story
And if you were me, you would too
Otherwise I'd have to say I'm sorry
And admit losing her is true

- instrumental -

I told everyone that I'm welcome in her eyes
Even though I know that I'm not
But nobody knows that it's just my proud disguise
And now my pride is all I've got
Yes, I told everyone that she'd come back to me
Although I know she never will
But if I tell it to myself enough, you see
I'll keep believing my lies still

Now, I know that I'm heading for a broken heart
There'll be no wedding, you can bet
But I'm not shedding my pride for a brand new start
A dream that died is what I get
Although I told everyone how she loves me so
My heart sits crying on the shelf
But doggone, if I tell myself enough, I know
I'll start believing it myself
      
I Wore Big Shoes (Larry W. Jones 03/09/2008) (song#5342)

Dear, I took a chance and fell in love with you
But we didn't think to tally up the cost
And you let somebody new stand in my shoes
But he just walked out on you and now you're lost

Darling, I wore big shoes and I wore them well
I guess it wasn't well enough in your view
Then he came strolling along but I could tell
My shoes wouldn't fit and he'd walk out on you

Dear, I know that it hurt you when you lost him
But reality's a thing you have to face
I know loving you again is mighty slim
But those big shoes of mine you cannot replace

- instrumental -

Dear, I know that it hurt you when you lost him
But reality's a thing you have to face
I know loving you again is mighty slim
But those big shoes of mine you cannot replace

Darling, I wore big shoes and I wore them well
I guess it wasn't well enough in your view
Then he came strolling along but I could tell
My shoes wouldn't fit and he'd walk out on you
      
Stupid Pride (Larry W. Jones 03/10/2008) (song#5343)

Stupid pride, you were too foolish to see
Stupid pride, that she was so good to me
She cried when you foolishly set her free
Stupid pride, you and I cannot agree

You just let her walk away, it appears
And you didn't apologize for her tears
Now you realize she's the only one
You stupid pride, now I'm the lonely one

Stupid pride, you were just too blind to see
Stupid pride, just how kind she was to me
You should have tried to be more of a man
Now you've got me back to where I began

- instrumental -

Stupid pride, you were just too blind to see
Stupid pride, just how kind she was to me
You should have tried to be more of a man
Now you've got me back to where I began

You just let her walk away, it appears
And you didn't apologize for her tears
Now you realize she's the only one
You stupid pride, now I'm the lonely one
      
Love A Lonely Heart As Your Own (Larry W. Jones 03/10/2008) (song#5344)

Darling, you look so very sad
Did your sweet dreams all turn out bad
And does your heart feel down and blue
Well dear, I'm feeling lonely too

Just look at all the honky tonks in town
Where all the broken hearts are found
Now, two sad hearts should never be alone
Love a lonely heart as your own

Love a lonely heart as your own
It's better than to hear it groan
So darling, from this moment on
Love a lonely heart as your own

- instrumental -

Now, if you look around dear, you will find
A heart that's trodden down is mine
So, give a lonely heart another try
Love a lonely heart is my cry

Don't go and look the other way
I need a good deed done today
So, listen to my lonely song
Love a lonely heart as your own

Love a lonely heart as your own
It's better than to hear it groan
So darling, from this moment on
Love my lonely heart as your own
      
Love Is Down And Out Down In My Heart (Larry W. Jones 03/10/2008) (song#5345)

Why you say you're leaving I'll never know
My heart will be grieving and full of woe
Dear, I'll frown about it when you depart
Cause love is down and out down in my heart

I see that you're not waiting, cause we're through
Even though I've been stating, I Love You
There's armor plating on love's work of art
Cause love is down and out down in my heart

Darling, what did I do to make you blue
Don't make this bad mistake, I beg of you
Getting back up will be a rocky climb
But I guess love is down and out this time

- instrumental -

Darling, what did I do to make you blue
Don't make this bad mistake, I beg of you
Getting back up will be a rocky climb
But I guess love is down and out this time

I see that you're not waiting, cause we're through
Even though I've been stating, I Love You
There's armor plating on love's work of art
Cause love is down and out down in my heart

Love is down and out down in my heart
      
Pecos Bill And Sluefoot Sue (Larry W. Jones 03/10/2008) (song#5346)

Let me tell you a story, a tall Texas tale
A tale of the Texas frontier
West Texas was lawless, but one man was flawless
Pardner, come and lend me your ear
And this is the story you'll hear

Pecos Bill, Pecos Bill
Was the greatest cowboy who ever lived
He rode a fast horse named Widowmaker
Said he bought him from an undertaker
No one else could ride him
No one else but Pecos Bill ever will

Pardner, my west Texas story ain't through
Now I introduce you to Sluefoot Sue
Pecos Bill saw her and brought Widowmaker to a stop
Pecos Bill's heart did a flip and a flop
He asked Sluefoot Sue, may I marry you
And Sluefoot said yes, if two things you do

Buy me a bouncy bustle, she said with a smile
Bouncy bustles were the latest west Texas style
Oh, and I want to ride Widowmaker
I hear he's a shaker
And I haven't ridden on a horse in awhile

Soon as she was saddled, Widowmaker got rattled
He started to bucking so high
Sluefoot Sue’s bouncy bustle made such a rustle
When she sailed into the blue sky and broke the reins
Poor Texas Sluefoot Sue was never seen again

Well, Pecos Bill got over it in time
After all, Sluefoot Sue was guilty of serious crimes
Sluefoot Sue had vanity, a form of insanity
And her conduct sure was unbecoming of a lady
She wasn't a-fraidy, but was guilty, of course
Of just coming between a cowboy and his horse

Pardner, that's the story of Pecos Bill and Sluefoot Sue
Now, some folks ain't believin', think I'm deceivin'
But here's what this 'ol Texan is sayin' to you
This story of Pecos Bill and Sluefoot Sue
Pecos Bill and Sluefoot Sue
Pecos Bill and Sluefoot Sue
This story of Pecos Bill and Sluefoot Sue is still true
      
Dreaming That I'm Holding You Again (Larry W. Jones 03/10/2008) (song#5347)

Well, I'm truckin' through another storm
Lookin' for another morn
Can't wait until I see broad daylight
Tanks full of fuel, truckin' sure is cruel
And I've been drivin' all night

I keep these big wheels a-rolling
Dreaming that I'm holding you again
Your sweet love is so consoling
You keep my sweet dreams from caving in

Country songs on the radio
Listen to the big diesel whine
But I've still got some miles to go
On my side of this broken line

I keep these big wheels a-rolling
Dreaming that I'm holding you again
Your sweet love is so consoling
You keep my sweet dreams from caving in

- instrumental -

I keep these big wheels a-rolling
Dreaming that I'm holding you again
Your sweet love is so consoling
You keep my sweet dreams from caving in

Can't wait until I see
Can't wait until I see
Can't wait until I see broad daylight

I keep these big wheels a-rolling
Dreaming that I'm holding you again
Your sweet love is so consoling
You keep my sweet dreams from caving in

Dreaming that I'm holding
Dreaming that I'm holding
Dreaming that I'm holding you again
      
The Old Cowboy Nobody Loved (Larry W. Jones 03/24/2008) (song#5348)

In a saloon down in Texas sat a cowboy
His Stetson hat was weathered and quite old
The smile in his dimming eyes was just a decoy
For the same old tall tales he'd often told

He talked of a kind of woman who's seldom seen
And he called her his Silver Dollar Queen
Then one summer morning, she left with no warning
And the cowboy lived alone with his dreams

The old cowboy nobody loved was off the trail
His stories were just part of his disguise
The old cowboy nobody loved, loved his tall tales
But everybody knew they were just lies

He loved to tell everyone about his two kids
His boy went on to be a lawyer in Denver
And his only daughter married well, yes she did
But the townfolks said he'd see them again, never

The old cowboy nobody loved was off the trail
His stories were just part of his disguise
The old cowboy nobody loved, loved his tall tales
But everybody knew they were just lies

Spoken:
It was a sad day
When that old cowboy nobody loved passed away
And the townfolks still talk
About what they saw to this day
His son and only daughter paid homage
Like the town had never seen
For they were the offspring of a cowboy nobody loved
And of his Silver Dollar Queen

The old cowboy nobody loved was off the trail
His stories were just part of his disguise
The old cowboy nobody loved, loved his tall tales
But everybody knew they were just lies

The old cowboy nobody loved was off the trail
His stories were just part of his disguise
The old cowboy nobody loved...............Fade
      
Last Word In Lonesome (Larry W. Jones 03/25/2008) (song#5349)

The first word in lonesome is as lonely as can be
The last word in lonesome is someone like me
My world is as lonely as lonesome can be
No one is as lonesome as someone like me

Dear, was it by chance that our love had to die
What happened to romance that I couldn't see
I remember your first glance and last goodbye
The last word in lonesome is someone like me

The first word in lonesome is as lonely as can be
The last word in lonesome is someone like me
My world is as lonely as lonesome can be
No one is as lonesome as someone like me

- instrumental -

Love is a flower that needs sunlight to live
And water makes it grow eventually
But hearts that are empty have nothing to give
The last word in lonesome is someone like me

The first word in lonesome is as lonely as can be
The last word in lonesome is someone like me
My world is as lonely as lonesome can be
No one is as lonesome as someone like me
      
That Old Cowboy Refrain (Larry W. Jones 03/25/2008) (song#5350)

I remember my home on the range
Yee-odl-ee-ay
When I'm riding alone, far away
And I sing that old cowboy refrain
Yee-odl-ee-ay
Where the longhorns and doggies all stray

It takes me back to prairies so fair
Where cowboy code is found everywhere
My buckeroo days come back to me
And big skies of blue are there to see

Now, my dear Dad taught me how to sing
I'm glad for his memory to which I cling
I feel like a lad singing my way
Riding along with that old cowboy refrain
Yee-odl-ee-ay

Now, the long years, they have come and gone
Yee-odl-ee-ay
My hair is grey but my heart is strong
I ride happy trails though skies be gray
Yee-odl-ee-ay
That old cowboy refrain's here to stay

That old song helps me see all things bright
As I ride along through darkest night
Of all songs sung in the golden west
Yee-odl-ee-ay is still the best

When my last cattle roundup is o'er
That old cowboy refrain will ring as before
When on the prairie my bones they lay
Cowboys will sing Yee-odl-ee-ay
      
Mexican Tambora (Larry W. Jones 03/26/2008) (song#5351)

Down by the Gulf of Mexico waters
Mexican sons and Mexican daughters
Strum a new tune on their guitars
Written by a Lat-in who threw his sombrero hat in
For folks to dance around when out under the stars

He played his melody, they stayed and said Si, Si
Then he wrote down some words about a senora
And the song that they heard was named the Tambora
Now, it's no surprise why Mexicans prize
This song they always seem to want more-a

Come to the cantina for the aura
Dance with your senorita to the strains of Tambora
And what remains will be more amor-a
When you hear that Tambora, the Mexican Tambora
Dance with your senorita to the strains of Tambora

- instrumental -

He played his melody, they stayed and said Si, Si
Then he wrote down some words about a senora
And the song that they heard was named the Tambora

Come to the cantina for the aura
Dance with your senorita to the strains of Tambora
And what remains will be more amor-a
When you hear that Tambora, the Mexican Tambora
Dance with your senorita to the strains of Tambora
      
Bring Me A Saddle And Lasso Of Leather (Larry W. Jones 03/26/2008) (song#5352)

Morning was fresh with dew fallen early
I walked to the fence around the corral
There stood an old timer, cowboy looking burly
The west's finest wrangler, I would allow
With deep wrinkles his old sad face was lined
And these were the words he had on his mind

Bring me a saddle and lasso of leather
And cowboy boots made for all kinds of weather
Then show me the trail on which I may wander
For my darlin' lies dead 'neath yonder heather

Now I have no use for this world's riches
I have no use for things money can buy
I have no use for hearts that are broken
And my broken heart will now surely die

- instrumental -

There stood an old timer, cowboy looking burly
The west's finest wrangler, I would allow
With deep wrinkles his old sad face was lined
And these were the words he had on his mind

Bring me a saddle and lasso of leather
And cowboy boots made for all kinds of weather
Then show me the trail on which I may wander
For my darlin' lies dead 'neath yonder heather

Now I have no use for this world's riches
I have no use for things money can buy
I have no use for hearts that are broken
And my broken heart will now surely die
      
Texas Gulf Coast Darlin' (Larry W. Jones 03/26/2008) (song#5353)

The snow is falling past my window
As I think of the one I adore
Dreaming of my dear fair haired darlin'
Way down on that Texas gulf coast shore

Oh, she's my Texas gulf coast darlin'
She's the girl I'm thinking of today
Yes, she's my Texas gulf coast darlin'
On that Texas coast so far away

Why did I ever have to ramble
I must return to that Texas town
There with my Texas gulf coast darlin'
My darlin' and I will settle down

- instrumental -

So sadly I look out my window
As I watch the snowflakes softly fall
My heart is weeping like a willow
Far away from my true lover's call

Why did I ever have to ramble
I must return to that Texas town
There with my Texas gulf coast darlin'
My darlin' and I will settle down
      
Jail House With No Door (Larry W. Jones 03/27/2008) (song#5354)

I don't have chains around my feet
But they feel heavy on my heart
I'm in love's jail house with no door
My love for you is just as sweet
Though you're now gone and we're apart
I'm in love's jail house with no door

Now, I don't need a jailer's key
Cause I just keep myself inside
I'm in love's jail house with no door
You threw away your love for me
But I still hold a love that died
I'm in love's jail house with no door

- instrumental -

There is no door to hide behind
Oh, how could I have been so blind
I'm in love's jail house with no door
My friends told me crime does not pay
Now I'm doing time to this day
I'm in love's jail house with no door

I tried to find another love
But you're the kind I'm guilty of
I'm in love's jail house with no door
Please come on back where you belong
I'm shackeled to this lost love song
I'm in love's jail house with no door
      
I Gave Up On Tomorrow (Larry W. Jones 03/27/2008) (song#5355)

I gave up on tomorrow when I lost you yesterday
For life could only hold sorrow without the one I love
I gave up on tomorrow when I lost you yesterday
I've already pawned the dreams of one I was dreaming of

I know that my tomorrow will be filled with emptiness
I'll never build another castle filled with happiness
I gave up on tomorrow when I lost you yesterday
But dear, I'll try to get along without you anyway

- instrumental -

Dear, why did you go and leave me
When you knew that it would grieve me
I showed you love in every way
I guess love's road is thinly paved

I know that my tomorrow will be filled with emptiness
I'll never build another castle filled with happiness
I gave up on tomorrow when I lost you yesterday
But dear, I'll try to get along without you anyway

I gave up on tomorrow when I lost you yesterday
But dear, I'll try to get along without you anyway
      
Legacy Of My History (Larry W. Jones 03/31/2008) (song#5356)

Sometimes a man's legacy can't be ignored
So, I pointed my old Ford truck down the road
Heading back toward my old home from which I roamed
Sometimes a man's legacy can't be ignored

The legacy of my history is rich
With a poor man's honest hands digging a ditch
Like my Dad, to be a country boy, I'm glad
The legacy of my history is rich

As I took the turn into the yard
The face I saw looked all battle scarred
Dad was on the porch with a picture in his hand
I knew that times for him had been hard
And for Mom who's gone to her reward
It's their rich legacy that I now understand

- instrumental -

Dad was on the porch with a picture in his hand
I knew that times for him had been hard
And for Mom who's gone to her reward
It's their rich legacy that I now understand

Simple folks who led a simple life
Ample love between a man and wife
Poor folks who knew where the money went
Spent mostly on us kids, I'll consent

The legacy of my history is rich
With a poor man's honest hands digging a ditch
Like my Dad, to be a country boy, I'm glad
The legacy of my history is rich
The legacy of my history is rich
For a simple country lad
      
The Dreams (Larry W. Jones 04/01/2008) (song#5357)

Some say dreams
They are just empty things that don't come true
Some say dreams
They always disappear and leave you blue
Some say dreams
Why we have them, nobody has a clue
I say dreams
They are for love, and mine are all of you

In this life
Some are so fearful, of the great unknown
In this life
Eyes are so tearful, from love that's postponed
Like a knife
In a heart that can't be cheerful and live
Talk of love
Is just an ear full of nothing to give

When your travelled road
Has been paved with grief and sorrow
And heavy loads
Have enslaved your very soul, it seems
Make your goal
To remember there will come tomorrow
And there will come
For me and you, something true, the dreams

- instrumental -

When your travelled road
Has been paved with grief and sorrow
And heavy loads
Have enslaved your very soul, it seems
Make your goal
To remember there will come tomorrow
And there will come
For me and you, something true, the dreams
      
Rose Of Abilene (Larry W. Jones 04/01/2008) (song#5358)

The stars were out, the night was clear
The moon was pretty as can be
When Molly left her Texas home
To be a faithful wife for me
Flowers covered the countryside
Bluebonnets as I'd never seen
But the fairest was my new bride
She was the Rose of Abilene

Oh, the Rose of Abilene
Sweet Rose of Abilene
Oh, the fairest was my new bride
She was the Rose of Abilene

All the trails led us toward the west
Our fortune began looking dour
Her solace was, we did our best
When deep in sorrow's lonely hour
When tempests lashed and winds would wail
On the trail with no towns between
One lady's form withstood the storm
She was the Rose of Allendale 

Oh, lovely Rose of Abilene
My darling Rose of Abilene
One lady's form withstood the storm
She was the Rose of Abilene 

And when my fevered lips were dried
While in Death Valley's burning sands
She kept both of our hopes alive
For California's promised land
My life had been a wilderness
Unblessed I was by fortune's schemes
Then someone brought me happiness
She was the Rose of Abilene

Oh, the Rose of Abilene
Sweet Rose of Abilene
Then someone brought me happiness
She was the Rose of Abilene
      
The Happiness Train (Larry W. Jones 04/01/2008) (song#5359)

Come on, it's time to board
The happiness train

Sometimes this world will let you down
And you don't feel like you can win
Well brother, don't you wear a frown
Just get back on your feet again

Behind clouds you'll find the sunshine
A silver line comes with the rain
Come on, get on this train of mine
All aboard the happiness train

Tunnels look so dark, it is true
Like days when you can't find a friend
Come aboard, we're waiting for you
Happiness is just 'round the bend

- instrumental -

Everyone needs an easy mind
And someplace out of the cold rain
Just listen to that happy whine
Of the outbound happiness train

The happiness train crosses all lands
The happiness train spans the whole world
Tickets are free for you and for me
Come on everyone, give it a whirl

Behind clouds you'll find the sunshine
A silver line comes with the rain
Come on, get on this train of mine
All aboard the happiness train

The happiness train
The happiness train
The happiness train
      
Heart That Time Passed On By (Larry W. Jones 04/01/2008) (song#5360)

Last night I stepped out for a night on the town
But I should have kept my fool self back at home
Cause you looked so cool with the new love you found
While I sat on that old bar stool all alone

Time heals broken hearts, or so I have heard said
But the timeclock and I don't see eye to eye
Cause I've taken stock and my dreams are all dead
I'm a man with a heart that time passed on by

As the old jukebox played our favorite tune
It seemed like your sweet perfume I smelled back then
When you danced with him 'cross that honky tonk room
My heart knew you would never love me again

- instrumental -

As the old jukebox played our favorite tune
It seemed like your sweet perfume I smelled back then
When you danced with him 'cross that honky tonk room
My heart knew you would never love me again

Time heals broken hearts, or so I have heard said
But the timeclock and I don't see eye to eye
Cause I've taken stock and my dreams are all dead
I'm a man with a heart that time passed on by
      
John Deere Cultivator (Larry W. Jones 04/02/2008) (song#5361)

Now, a city girl can melt a farm boy's heart, they say
And she can do a lot of harm if she runs away
A farm boy might not walk or talk too fast
But he knows that good things are meant to last

Now, if love was made like a John Deere cultivator
Love would never fade with a "goodbye, see you later"
No one would be betrayed when times got rough
If love was John Deere cultivator tough

She left that bewildered farm boy standing at the gate
The old back forty was plowed and it was getting late
He drove the John Deere cultivator back to the barn
Wondering why a woman like her was ever born
And she didn't even say "goodbye, see you later"
But in the back of his mind, a better love he'd find
And he'd make sure it was made to last a long, long time

- instrumental -

And she didn't even say "goodbye, see you later"
But in the back of his mind, a better love he'd find
And he'd make sure it was made to last a long, long time

Now, if love was made like a John Deere cultivator
Love would never fade with a "goodbye, see you later"
No one would be betrayed when times got rough
If love was John Deere cultivator tough
If love was John Deere cultivator tough
      
Just Like This Whiskey Bottle (Larry W. Jones 04/02/2008) (song#5362)

A whiskey bottle came floating o'er the foam
A whiskey bottle from someone who had roamed
A brief note was in it with these words on it
You found this bottle, you found the whiskey gone

Now, the note that was so brief
Couldn't float away his grief
Shown by words as he wrote on
Just like this whiskey bottle
She left me empty at full throttle
So, I'll just sail my ship o'er the foam
And I'll drink my whiskey all alone

- instrumental -

A whiskey bottle came floating o'er the foam
A whiskey bottle from someone who had roamed
A brief note was in it with these words on it
You found this bottle, you found the whiskey gone

Just like this whiskey bottle
She left me empty at full throttle
So, I'll just sail my ship o'er the foam
And I'll drink my whiskey all alone
      
Here Comes That Song (Larry W. Jones 04/02/2008) (song#5363)

Here comes that song
That causes me pain
That rattles my brain
They've played it again

Here comes that song
That causes my tears
Heard it for years
It's such a shame

I know you're out there somewhere tonight
I know you're where neon lights are bright
And here I am right where I belong 
In that lost love song

Here comes that song
With words so grim
Not me, but him
You have his name

- instrumental -

Here comes that song
That causes me pain
That rattles my brain
They've played it again

I know you're out there somewhere tonight
I know you're where neon lights are bright
And here I am right where I belong
In that lost love song

Here comes that song
That causes me pain
That rattles my brain
They've played it again
      
Noisy Memories (Larry W. Jones 04/04/2008) (song#5364)

When you went away, you said you would stay
You said there's nothing here to make you stall
But you left your memories in the way
And they sure are noisy when they call

Last night your memories knocked on my door
I know I heard them laughing in the hall
They were still up when the wall clock struck four
Your noisy memories beats 'em all

- instrumental -

Tonight the TV played your fav'rite show
It was "As The World Turns", as I recall
Who turned on your memories, I don't know
Noisy mem'ries drive me up the wall

When you finish with your nightly shower
Don't let the water faucet drip at all
These long nights are as busy as rush hour
Noisy memories race down the hall

When you went away, you said you would stay
But you left your memories in the way
Your noisy memories just won't go away
      
The Joker Was The King Of Hearts (Larry W. Jones 04/06/2008) (song#5365)

The joker was the king of hearts when he had friends
But now he needs to make amends
That's how it ends
When the king of hearts turns his heart to stone

The joker was the king of hearts in everything
Now he's the joke of which they sing
Honky tonk scenes
Soaking up the beer and wine all alone

His honky tonk angels sing when the records spin
Of their hearts, he still thinks he's king
A joker's thing
The joker was the king of hearts of stone

- instrumental -

The joker will laugh again tonight
When he makes his neon light bar scene

The joker was the king of hearts in everything
Now he's the joke of which they sing
Honky tonk scenes
Soaking up the beer and wine all alone

His honky tonk angels sing when the records spin
Of their hearts, he still thinks he's king
A joker's thing
The joker was the king of hearts of stone
      
The Man Called Masterson (Larry W. Jones 04/08/2008) (song#5366)

The man called Masterson
He never crawled away from what was right
He made the outlaws pay with all his might
A lawman with a badge and gun
With his derby hat, the man called Bat always won
The man called Masterson

The man called Masterson
A western rambler and gambler at heart
He could end a fight before it could start
Fast as lightnin' was his six gun
No outlaw could ever beat or take the heat from
The man called Masterson

He put on western style for the ladies
And his best durn smile could not be outdone
The man called Masterson

- instrumental -

The west had never seen
A man with a derby hat, cane and gun
This man of fame was Bat, Bat Masterson
Fast as lightnin' was his six gun
No outlaw could ever beat or take the heat from
The man called Masterson

He put on western style for the ladies
And his best durn smile could not be outdone
The man called Masterson

The man called Masterson
A western rambler and gambler at heart
He could end a fight before it could start
Fast as lightnin' was his six gun
No outlaw could ever beat or take the heat from
The man called Masterson
      
Man With The Mandolin (Larry W. Jones 04/08/2008) (song#5367)

What's that ringing, who's that singing
It's the man with the mandolin
For just a nickel, your ribs he'll tickle
With his songs as you tag along with him

Folks are grinning, hearts he's winning
It's the man with the mandolin
He has no worry, so what's the hurry
You're never late when in the state he's in

Old and young are swaying
The man with the mandolin is playing
Songs filled with laughter, filling the rafters
Notes ringing from his mandolin

Twilight falling, moonlight calling
It's all for the man with the mandolin
So give a listen to his rendition
Of tunes that steal your heart away

- instrumental -

Old and young are swaying
The man with the mandolin is playing
Songs filled with laughter, filling the rafters
Notes ringing from his mandolin

Twilight falling, moonlight calling
It's all for the man with the mandolin
So give a listen to his rendition
Of tunes that steal your heart away
      
My Guitar I Call Hank (Larry W. Jones 04/09/2008) (song#5368)

Well, when I got home from the poker game
I saw a big 'ol trailer with the U-Haul name
Hooked up in the driveway to her old car
Thinkin' fast, I gave a yank to my guitar I call Hank
Just maybe an old Hank Williams song would lower the bar

Now come on Hank, don't let her walk on by
You know I'll be so lonesome I could cry
She's actin' like she's got a cold, cold heart
Hey good lookin', honky tonk blues are gonna start
If only I could thank my guitar I call Hank
Then I won't have to hang my head and cry
Now come on Hank, don't let her walk on by

Come on darlin', we can turn back the years
We don't need a mansion on the hill filled with tears
I hope I don't draw a blank with my guitar I call Hank
If baby hears me play, I saw the light, just right
Then maybe there'll be no teardrops tonight


- instrumental -

Now come on Hank, don't let her walk on by
You know I'll be so lonesome I could cry
She's actin' like she's got a cold, cold heart
Hey good lookin', honky tonk blues are gonna start
If only I could thank my guitar I call Hank
Then I won't have to hang my head and cry
Now come on Hank, don't let her walk on by

Now come on Hank, let's be real frank
Let me play your strings for awhile
My guitar I call Hank is what I have to thank
To win my baby's love Hank Williams style
Yeah, me and my baby, me and my guitar I call Hank
      
My Old Flame Is Back In Town (Larry W. Jones 04/09/2008) (song#5369)

Oh, I know more tears will fall
More fears with heartaches and all
My poor heart is gonna drown
My old flame is back in town

That girl has been gone a spell
But old memories still dwell
My sad face is gonna frown
My old flame is back in town

Oh, she knows that I'll forgive
For without her, I can't live
My lifestyle is going down
My old flame is back in town

Oh, her name is of renown
They all claim that I'm a clown
It's the same when she's around
My old flame is back in town

- instrumental -

Oh, she knows that I'll forgive
For without her, I can't live
My lifestyle is going down
My old flame is back in town

Oh, her name is of renown
They all claim that I'm a clown
It's the same when she's around
My old flame is back in town
      
Some Things Are Falling Into Place (Larry W. Jones 04/09/2008) (song#5370)

Dear, something's missing when I hold you
Something that's long gone without a trace
Darling, if you're drawn to someone new
Then some things are falling into place

Did you mean that promise you made me
Sometimes I see doubt upon your face
If it's about wanting to be free
Then some things are falling into place

I've seen ships with no anchor
Slowly drifting from the shore
It seems we're not as we were
And I'm afraid it means you don't love me anymore

Dear, there's no more warmth in your kisses
Even in the arms of your embrace
If your charms for someone else exists
Then some things are falling into place

- instrumental -

I've seen ships with no anchor
Slowly drifting from the shore
It seems we're not as we were
And I'm afraid it means you don't love me anymore

Dear, there's no more warmth in your kisses
Even in the arms of your embrace
If your charms for someone else exists
Then some things are falling into place

Yes dear, I hear loneliness calling
Cause some things are falling into place
      
Calling Off The Quest For Love (Larry W. Jones 04/10/2008) (song#5371)

Dear, now that you're not in my life
No other angel will descend
My dying heart will never mend
Dear, now that I've lost you, I guess
I'm calling off the quest for love

Dear, now that you're not in my life
What's the use of stars in the night
They've all fallen and passed me by
Yes dear, it's you I'm empty of
I'm calling off the quest for love

Well, I guess I'm now on my own
So, I'll dwell in the great unknown
At any rate, I failed the test
My love bird has flown from the nest
So dear, I'm calling off the quest

- instrumental -

No use in spending all my ways
In never ending nights and days
And searching for a love that's gone
So darling, listen to my song
I'm calling off the quest for love

Dear, now that you're not in my life
What's the use of stars in the night
They've all fallen and passed me by
Yes dear, it's you I'm empty of
I'm calling off the quest for love
      
I Couldn't Change My Memories (Larry W. Jones 04/11/2008) (song#5372)

Well, I tried to change everything
That held a mem'ry of you, oh yeah
I started in the hall
Took your pictures off the wall and burned them
And then I moved the chairs around
Took the curtains down and burned them
Cause everything I saw reminded me that I'm blue
But I couldn't change my memories of loving you, oh no

I gave away the candelabra set
Just the other day
Along with the records
That you and I used to love to play
Yeah, I called the Goodwill folks
To come on over and get them
But I couldn't change my memories of loving you, oh no

- instrumental -

Well, I tried to change everything
That held a mem'ry of you, oh yeah

I took the carpet off the floor
Threw it out the door with all its tears
Everything I found since you were around
Just had to disappear
And every night when I dreamed
I tried to dream of somebody new
But I couldn't change my memories of loving you
No, I couldn't change my memories of loving you, oh no
      
None Of Your Memories Bring Me Peace Of Mind (Larry W. Jones 04/11/2008) (song#5373)

I can't seem to remember the fun that we knew
But one that I recall is when you were untrue
It's that kind of memory that hurts all the time
Dear, none of your memories bring me peace of mind

Dear, if I could recall all of our times of bliss
Maybe I wouldn't have to climb the walls like this
I can't seem to remember the good things we tried
All I now recall is how my heart hurts inside

I can't seem to remember promises fulfilled
But when you found another, I recall that still
It's that kind of memory I can't leave behind
Dear, none of your memories bring me peace of mind

- instrumental -

Dear, if I could recall all of our times of bliss
Maybe I wouldn't have to climb the walls like this
I can't seem to remember the good things we tried
All I now recall is how my heart hurts inside

I can't seem to remember promises fulfilled
But when you found another, I recall that still
It's that kind of memory I can't leave behind
Dear, none of your memories bring me peace of mind

I'm locked in this prison and the key I can't find
Cause none of your memories bring me peace of mind
      
Freight Train Racing Down A Hill (Larry W. Jones 04/11/2008) (song#5374)

Every evening at half past eight
Jake the bartender does his drill
Says buddy, you don't look so great
But I don't care, I'm drinkin' still
I'm just a freight train racing down a hill

Tried one day to figure it out
I quit my job, a dead end route
To be a slob without a doubt
This life has robbed me of love's thrill
A freight train racing down a hill

Second to second, minute to minute
And every hour that goes by
That freight train I hear beckon
With loads of pain, I reckon
I don't stop to wonder why

Here I am when the sun goes down
Having my fun and drinking Crown
Her mem'ry I'm tryin' to kill
A freight train racing down a hill

- instrumental -

Tried one day to figure it out
I quit my job, a dead end route
To be a slob without a doubt
This life has robbed me of love's thrill
A freight train racing down a hill

Here I am when the sun goes down
Having my fun and drinking Crown
Her mem'ry I'm tryin' to kill
A freight train racing down a hill

Freight train racing
Freight train racing
A freight train racing down a hill
      
If You Were My Cowgirl (Larry W. Jones 04/11/2008) (song#5375)

If you were my cowgirl, I would trail you
If you were a seed pearl, I would avail a million more
If you were a wide stream, I would cross you
If you were a night dream, I would toss and turn, walk the floor
If you were a ranch house, I would buy you
If you were my cowgirl, I would die to do cowboy chores

Sometimes I can't believe my good fortune
Cause I took a glance and sunshine has begun
This cowboy's dream is really coming true
Dear, you took a chance on a rancher's son
At the dance where I fell in love with you

If I were in prison, would you spring me
Before the moon's risen, would you ring me up on the phone
If I were in trouble, would you sing me a campfire song

- instrumental -

Sometimes I can't believe my good fortune
Cause I took a glance and sunshine has begun
This cowboy's dream is really coming true
Dear, you took a chance on a rancher's son
At the dance where I fell in love with you

If I were a loner, would you kiss me
If I were the owner, would you be my new blissful bride
I would be a goner without you right here by my side

If you were my cowgirl, I would trail you
If you were a seed pearl, I would avail a million more
If you were a wide stream, I would cross you
If you were a night dream, I would toss and turn, walk the floor
If you were a ranch house, I would buy you
If you were my cowgirl, I would die to do cowboy chores
      
Burned Out And Living The Blues (Larry W. Jones 04/11/2008) (song#5376)

The old bar room is empty
Not the way you preferred it
In the dim lights, you can't see
Same jukebox songs, you've heard it
You're confessin' with all those clues
But you ain't learned your lesson
Burned out and living the blues

As they turn out all the lights
One light after the other
You can't forget her tonight
She's no longer your lover
Cause you went down the wrong track
She's out of town, won't be back 
Burned out and living the blues

- instrumental -

Oh, at one time you were proud
She was by your side constantly
And now she's lost in the crowd
But she's still in your memory

Neon lights won't let you sleep
You fight to keep from crying
While her memory you keep
You might as well stop trying
Old Hank Williams walked the floor
Like you, he wore out his shoes
Your heart can't break anymore
Burned out and living the blues
Burned out and living the blues
      
Each Tear That Flows Will Grow A Rose (Larry W. Jones 04/12/2008) (song#5377)

Darling, I can see the sorrow around you
As a cloud of gloom around you grows
Lean on me and tomorrow will be bright blue
For each tear that flows will grow a rose

Sweetheart, I know just why your heart is broken
And mere words can't save you from your grief
But darling, let me heal with words unspoken
Lean on me and let love turn the leaf

Deep in the darkest night of rain and thunder
I will ease your pain and fears, you'll see
Dear, let me loose the chains that hold you under
With the tie that binds your love to me

Darling, I can see the sorrow around you
As a cloud of gloom around you grows
Lean on me and tomorrow will be bright blue
For each tear that flows will grow a rose

- instrumental -

Deep in the darkest night of rain and thunder
I will ease your pain and fears, you'll see
Dear, let me loose the chains that hold you under
With the tie that binds your love to me

Darling, I can see the sorrow around you
As a cloud of gloom around you grows
Lean on me and tomorrow will be bright blue
For each tear that flows will grow a rose
For each tear that flows will grow a rose
      
Gonna Love Her Over The Radio (Larry W. Jones 04/12/2008) (song#5378)

I'm gonna love her over the radio
I'm gonna hear her everywhere I go
Even when I go to a rodeo
I'm gonna love her over the radio

She sings about all of the lonely hearts
She's the only girl I love on the charts
Even though mine's broken, she holds the key
I'm in love with her though she can't see me

I'm gonna love her over the radio
I'm gonna hear her everywhere I go
Even when I go to a rodeo
I'm gonna love her over the radio

- instrumental -

She sings about a love that done her wrong
The same kind of things I've known all along
I'm the one she sings about in her song
I've been in love with that girl for so long

I'm gonna love her over the radio
I'm gonna hear her everywhere I go
Even when I go to a rodeo
I'm gonna love her over the radio

I'm gonna love her over the radio
I'm gonna hear her everywhere I go
Even when I go to a rodeo
I'm gonna love her over the radio

I'm gonna love her over the radio
      
My Cards Are All Down (Larry W. Jones 04/16/2008) (song#5380)

I'm just a bronco buster, cowboy is all
In my cowboy duster, heard a cowgirl call
We met by the porch, neath evening purple skies
That cowgirl stole my heart with her laughing eyes

I took her to the dance, dancing until dawn
No happier cowboy had ever been born
I felt like a western king, she was my queen
I borrowed some money and bought her a ring

Now this cowboy's alone, my cards are all down
My money is all gone, she's nowhere around
As I sit on the porch, she's my heart's torch yet
That cowgirl I forgive, but I can't forget

- instrumental -

Now this cowboy's alone, my cards are all down
My money is all gone, she's nowhere around
As I sit on the porch, she's my heart's torch yet
That cowgirl I forgive, but I can't forget

Now this cowboy's alone, my cards are all down
My money is all gone, she's nowhere around
      
I Feel Your Pain In My Heart (Larry W. Jones 04/16/2008) (song#5381)

Dear, I feel your pain in my heart
It's been a strain right from the start
You said you once loved me, I know
But you wanted free, so I let you go
Yes, I feel your pain in my heart

You say tears are burning you eyes
You're learning to pay for your lies
But even though we're far apart
I still feel the flame when I hear your name
Dear, I feel your pain in my heart

I know it's just a waste of time
To try to get you off my mind
But I never was very smart
Because it's true, I'm still in love with you
And I feel your pain in my heart

- instrumental -

You say tears are burning you eyes
You're learning to pay for your lies
But even though we're far apart
I still feel the flame when I hear your name
Dear, I feel your pain in my heart

I know it's just a waste of time
To try to get you off my mind
But I never was very smart
Because it's true, I'm still in love with you
And I feel your pain in my heart
Yes, I feel your pain in my heart
      
As Long As I've Been Ramblin' (Larry W. Jones 04/17/2008) (song#5382)

No money for a ticket
But when it's time to go
I listen for the clickin'
Of a freight train rollin' slow
My bed is a boxcar floor
But my head is feelin' fine
I've been down this track before
Since I was back in my prime

As long as I've been ramblin'
I've been about everywhere
As long as I've been ramblin'
I've rambled without a care

- instrumental -

Now, I don't pay much for rooms
It don't cost me much to eat
And I'm good at pushin' brooms
For some kindly soul I meet
Ain't much for conversation
But now, that suits me just fine
The hobos at the station
Never ask me for a dime

As long as I've been ramblin'
I've been about everywhere
As long as I've been ramblin'
I've rambled without a care

I guess I'll keep on ramblin'
Just about everywhere
      
The Second You're Gone (Larry W. Jones 04/18/2008) (song#5383)

I would cry the second you're gone
I would die, cause I couldn't carry on
If you were to walk out tonight
There'd be talk about sweet dreams out of sight
The second you're gone

I would be filled with emptiness
And my heart would be killed from loneliness
I'd be so alone
I couldn't carry on
The second you're gone

My whole life would be full of woe
Right down to my very soul, should you go
If you left, something would be wrong
And I know that I couldn't face the dawn
The second you're gone

- instrumental -

I know, a lonely man I'd be
If you, my dear, should ever set me free
Because to your love I am drawn
In love's game, I would be a useless pawn
The second you're gone

I would be filled with emptiness
And my heart would be killed from loneliness
I'd be so alone
I couldn't carry on
The second you're gone

I'd be so alone
I couldn't carry on
The second you're gone
      
I Lost My Mind When I Lost You (Larry W. Jones 04/18/2008) (song#5384)

Dear, I can't get it through my brain
You with another causes pain
I've lost the will for someone new
The planks are squeaking in the floor
But I'll go walking on them more
I lost my mind when I lost you

I lost my mind when I lost you
I'm going crazy fast, I know
The past is gone, my dreams are too
My life is filled with only woe
I know that I'm the one to blame
Now that you've gone and changed your name
It cost so much more than I knew
I lost my mind when I lost you

- instrumental -

By now I know that I should learn
To stop dreaming of your return
I yearn for other fool things too
I still play our favorite song
But dear, I just can't sing along
I lost my mind when I lost you

I lost my mind when I lost you
I'm going crazy fast, I know
The past is gone, my dreams are too
My life is filled with only woe
I know that I'm the one to blame
Now that you've gone and changed your name
It cost so much more than I knew
I lost my mind when I lost you
      
How Does It Feel When Walking In My Shoes (Larry W. Jones 04/19/2008) (song#5385)

Do my kids run and hug you, does my darlin' bid you hello
I don't mean to bug you, but I did have to know
I've heard my friends all talking about the way I have the blues
How does it feel when walking in my shoes

Lately I've been thinking deeply of the moon and stars above
And just how steeply I have fallen from her love
Now buddy, I'm not stalking you, but an answer I could use
How does it feel when walking in my shoes

No, you didn't steal her from me, you just filled a vacant place
I lost appeal when I lost sight of love's embrace
I would still own her, but I guess I gave up the right to chose
How does it feel when walking in my shoes

- instrumental -

Lately I've been thinking deeply of the moon and stars above
And just how steeply I have fallen from her love

No, you didn't steal her from me, you just filled a vacant place
I lost appeal when I lost sight of love's embrace
I would still own her, but I guess I gave up the right to chose
How does it feel when walking in my shoes
How does it feel when walking in my shoes
      
If I Ever (Larry W. Jones 04/19/2008) (song#5386)

Well, if I ever, if I ever
Find somebody that's true
Yeah, yeah, yeah if I ever
Find somebody that's true
I'm gonna stick to her like paper gets stuck to glue

I called that woman up and made a movie date
I was happy as a pup and said I wouldn't be late
Well, I dreamed about her all the way to her home
But I never dreamed that she would already be gone

Well, if I ever, if I ever
Find somebody that's true
Yeah, yeah, yeah if I ever
Find somebody that's true
I'm gonna stick to her like paper gets stuck to glue

- instrumental -

She told me on the phone she liked my winning smile
Now I'm all alone and I'm beginning to get hostile
I'm wearing out the carpet walking on the floor
And I swear I ain't gonna talk to her no more

Well, if I ever, if I ever
Find somebody that's true
Yeah, yeah, yeah if I ever
Find somebody that's true
I'm gonna stick to her like paper gets stuck to glue
Oh yeah
      
These Arms Are Warm Enough (Larry W. Jones 04/19/2008) (song#5387)

Dear, I will truly love you til the end of time
And until then I'll always have you on my mind
I will tell you heartfelt words of love every day
These arms are warm enough to melt your cares away

Dear, my heart will beat in time with yours, I promise
I'll never cheat or undermine our happiness
And in the wintertime with snowflakes on display
These arms are warm enough to melt your cares away

Darling, let your love for me grow deeply
I'll never cheaply throw our love away
And when old age arrives some fateful morn
Love will add a new page to keep us warm

- instrumental -

And when old age arrives some fateful morn
Love will add a new page to keep us warm

Dear, my heart will beat in time with yours, I promise
I'll never cheat or undermine our happiness
And in the wintertime with snowflakes on display
These arms are warm enough to melt your cares away
These arms are warm enough to melt your cares away
      
Full Moon Outside Of My Window (Larry W. Jones 04/20/2008) (song#5388)

There's a full moon outside of my window
And an empty tune of love in my heart
I remember when we used to dance slow
And dear, you told me that we'd never part

You told me that the full moon was when you'd come back
You would be the one to always dance in my arms
Then all too soon I saw you leaving down that track
And now my broken heart is grieving for your charms

There's a full moon outside of my window
And an empty tune of love in my heart
Dear, I'll keep on waiting for you to show
Although I know that isn't really smart

- instrumental -

You told me that the full moon was when you'd come back
You would be the one to always dance in my arms
Then all too soon I saw you leaving down that track
And now my broken heart is grieving for your charms

Darling, please come on back and don't be slow
Back in my arms as we danced at the start
There's a full moon outside of my window
And an empty tune of love in my heart
      
Never Been In A Love So True (Larry W. Jones 04/24/2008) (song#5389)

Dear, I've never been so happy
Never been in a love so true
I've never, ever loved someone
As much as I love you

I'll never be sorry
No mistake have I made
I will never worry
Our love will never fade

The sweet love that you're giving
Is living deep in my heart
There will be no outliving
Such a lovely work of art

Darling, I knew when I met you
My skies would be forever blue
Dear, I've never been so happy
Never been in a love so true

- instrumental -

The sweet love that you're giving
Is living deep in my heart
There will be no outliving
Such a lovely work of art

Darling, I knew when I met you
My skies would be forever blue
Dear, I've never been so happy
Never been in a love so true
      
Clown Behind The Tear (Larry W. Jones 04/24/2008) (song#5390)

Inside every clown there's a pain
That pain's inside his broken heart
Inside that broken heart is rain
That washes dreams right off the chart
Inside those dreams lies wasted love
Something a clown will always fear
You're still the one I'm dreaming of
Guess I'm the clown behind the tear

Look at my face and you'll see the teardrop
Oh, it seems so out of place on a clown
And it's such a disgrace that I can't stop
I guess my tears are the talk of the town

- instrumental -

Inside every clown there's a pain
That pain's inside his broken heart
Inside that broken heart is rain
That washes dreams right off the chart
Inside those dreams lies wasted love
Something a clown will always fear
You're still the one I'm dreaming of
Guess I'm the clown behind the tear

Inside those dreams lies wasted love
Something a clown will always fear
You're still the one I'm dreaming of
Guess I'm the clown behind the tear
      
Try Your Best (Larry W. Jones 04/24/2008) (song#5391)

My Daddy was a common man
But to me he was a strong oak tree
My Daddy was a simple man
Who lived by a strong philosophy

Whatever you try, try your best, lad
Whatever you try, try your best
You'll be blessed in good times and the bad
Whatever you try, try your best

I saw how he dearly loved my mother
She clearly was the love he preferred
I could tell there'd never be another
By advice he gave me in these words

Whatever you try, try your best, lad
Whatever you try, try your best
You'll be blessed in good times and the bad
Whatever you try, try your best

- instrumental -

My Daddy was a happy man
Even when the good times turned to bad
He'd smile and take me in his hands
While relating blessings that he had

Whatever you try, try your best, lad
Whatever you try, try your best
You'll be blessed in good times and the bad
Whatever you try, try your best

My Daddy's now gone from the hall
And I sure do miss that strong oak tree
But just like a song, I recall
His words of wisdom that he taught me

Whatever you try, try your best, lad
Whatever you try, try your best
You'll be blessed in good times and the bad
Whatever you try, try your best
      
You Don't Need To Be Hanging Around (Larry W. Jones 04/24/2008) (song#5392)

You don't need to keep hanging around
You can go, you can go, you can go
Our love is through cause I'm through with you
You don't need to keep hanging around

You thought it was cool to treat me like a fool
You know it was cruel and so low down
It took me awhile to understand your style
While you kept right on painting the town

You don't need to keep hanging around
You can go, you can go, you can go
Our love is through cause I'm through with you
You don't need to keep hanging around

- instrumental -

Many times my dear, I have thought of leaving
Now I think that I'm the one to stay
Love is no longer here, there's only grieving
So dear, this is all I have to say

You don't need to keep hanging around
You can go, you can go, you can go
Our love is through cause I'm through with you
You don't need to keep hanging around
      
My Old Sweetheart Is Back In Town Again (Larry W. Jones 04/25/2008) (song#5393)

Each time I think I see sunny weather
Every time I'm feeling better within
Here comes trouble dressed in patent leather
My old sweetheart is back in town again

My old sweetheart comes back around
For another crack at bringing me down
I guess I was misunderstood
The day I told that girl to leave for good

For tomorrow I planned to paint the town
But now I'll have to take it on the chin
The weather will be sunny all around
Ain't funny, my old sweetheart's back again

- instrumental -

For tomorrow I planned to paint the town
But now I'll have to take it on the chin
The weather will be sunny all around
Ain't funny, my old sweetheart's back again

Every time I'm feeling better within
Here comes trouble dressed in patent leather
My old sweetheart is back in town again
My old sweetheart is back in town again
      
I Love You More Today Than Yesterday (Larry W. Jones 04/25/2008) (song#5394)

Yesterday, my dear, I said I love you
Have no fear that it was just emotion
You bring cheer to my life in every way 
Mere words can't explore my deep devotion
I love you more today than yesterday

Those vows you said as you stood beside me
Cannot allow the good to slip away
And dear, true love you have not denied me
I love you more today than yesterday

Tomorrow will have worries, that I know
With love from you, they'll scurry far away
Yesterday I knew that our love would grow
I love you more today than yesterday

- instrumental -

Those vows you said as you stood beside me
Cannot allow the good to slip away
And dear, true love you have not denied me
I love you more today than yesterday

Tomorrow will have worries, that I know
With love from you, they'll scurry far away
Yesterday I knew that our love would grow
I love you more today than yesterday
I love you more today than yesterday
      
One Empty Saddle (Larry W. Jones 04/25/2008) (song#5395)

At the roundup we will miss him
One empty saddle rode with care
One fine cowboy won't exist then
One empty saddle will be there

Just one year ago we cowboys gathered
At the roundup under Montana's sky
This time his pony will be untethered
One empty saddle in the sage will lie

At the roundup we will miss him
One empty saddle rode with care
One fine cowboy won't exist then
One empty saddle will be there

By the campfire, we'll take inventory
For one pardner, our saddened hearts will swell
As we remember and tell the story
Of the stampede when our young Willie fell

How Willie strove to corral the longhorns
Through the lightning, rain and the wind that night
For young Willie, more than one pardner mourns
A young cowboy, but full of manhood's might

Sleep today, young cowboy fallen
No more will trail dust fill your brow
Prairie sod for you was callin'
There'll be one empty saddle now

At the roundup we will miss him
One empty saddle rode with care
One fine cowboy won't exist then
One empty saddle will be there

At the roundup we will miss him
One empty saddle will be there
      
The Night Is New (Larry W. Jones 04/25/2008) (song#5396)

The night is new
And just like you, so beautiful
Twilight of velvet blue
A clue that love should start

The scene was set
From the minute we met, I adored you
So, beautiful lady
Do your part and give me your heart

With your lips so inviting
I'll put it in writing, I love you
You're so exciting
I hope uniting of hearts isn't taboo

The moon is yellow
I'll be your fellow, I will
If wine makes you mellow
Another glass I'll fill

- instrumental -

With your lips so inviting
I'll put it in writing, I love you
You're so exciting
I hope uniting of hearts isn't taboo

The moon is yellow
I'll be your fellow, I will
If wine makes you mellow
Another glass I'll fill

The night is new
But forever my love is true
      
Southern Lights Over Abilene (Larry W. Jones 04/25/2008) (song#5397)

When I was a lad, just a tiny Texas lad
My Mama had these words for me
Come son, to see the southern lights and you'll be glad
They're as bright as Texas night lights will ever be
Mama called them heavenly fires
Flickering candles in the sky
I'll never forget that heavenly Texas scene
Southern lights over Abilene

Southern lights over Abilene
Mean home sweet Texas home to me
Southern lights over Abilene
Is the scene that I long to see
I've been a rover all my life
Many a fine sight I have seen
God speed the day l'm on my way
Back to Texas and Abilene

- instrumental -

Southern lights over Abilene
Mean home sweet Texas home to me
Southern lights over Abilene
Is the scene that I long to see

I've been a rover, coast to coast
I have travelled many a mile
But there's one town I miss the most
Folks insist on a friendly smile
Warms the heart of this Texas lad
Prettiest town I've ever seen
The lights at night are silver clad
Southern lights over Abilene
      
The Object Of My Devotion (Larry W. Jones 04/25/2008) (song#5398)

The object of my devotion
Has changed my emotion
From lackadaisical to crazy ways like wine
Any old time I hold her hand
I'm in a daze because she's mine

Now, many girls I have called mine
Some thrilled me, some of them chilled me
But my heart, to all I declined
Now I'm acting crazy, hazy
I'm in a daze because she's mine

- instrumental -

Now, many girls I have called mine
Some thrilled me, some of them chilled me
But my heart, to all I declined

Now, I know this girl won't grieve me
She won't leave and just leave me standing there
The object of my devotion
Has changed my emotion
From lackadaisical to daily ways of care

The object of my devotion
Has changed my emotion
From lackadaisical to crazy ways like wine
Any old time I hold her hand
I'm in a daze because she's mine
      
Delectable Memories (Larry W. Jones 04/26/2008) (song#5399)

Unrespectable tears in my eyes
Undetectable fears in my heart
Delectable memories are making me feel blue
Impossible that I will forget
Improbable to avoid regret
Delectable memories of the silhouette of you

For you I yearn, I wish you'd return
Just so I could see you one more time
But my chances are, romance of a fallen star
Impossible that you will be mine
Improbable that you'll be inclined
But my dreams of you will never die wherever you are

- instrumental -

Impossible that you will be mine
Improbable that you'll be inclined
But my dreams of you will never die wherever you are

Unrespectable tears in my eyes
Undetectable fears in my heart
Delectable memories are making me feel blue
Impossible that I will forget
Improbable to avoid regret
Delectable memories of the silhouette of you
      
When The Dew Is On The Purple Sage (Larry W. Jones 04/26/2008) (song#5400)

The western sun is there to see our kiss
And the summer fun that we share with bliss
Dear, when the dew is on the purple sage
The whippoorwill upon his prairie stage
In each other's arms dear, we'll remember
Today's love that we'll write on every page

And as we ride along the twilight trail
You will be my pride when the moon is pale
Dear, when the dew is on the purple sage
When we're old with age and our youth is gone
Mem'ries of this summer will be our wage
The first page of a love that carries on

- instrumental -

Dear, when the dew is on the purple sage
The whippoorwill upon his prairie stage
In each other's arms dear, we'll remember
Today's love that we'll write on every page

And as we ride along the twilight trail
You will be my pride when the moon is pale
Dear, when the dew is on the purple sage
When we're old with age and our youth is gone
Mem'ries of this summer will be our wage
The first page of a love that carries on
 
 
 
 


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