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I Found The Answer
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Beautiful Biscuit-Bakin' Rosie | A Lock Of Golden Hair In a Worn Yellow Ribbon | Lonesome And Blue |
Discernment Of My Heart | It's Sad To Lose At Love Again | Love Has Been Redefined |
Nearly You Became My Love | I'd Love To Have You Round Me | I'm Still In Love With You |
Is She A Love That's New | Broke And Busted Cowboy | My Blue Eyed Country Girl |
This Must Be Love
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Too Many Bridges Have Been Burned (Larry W. Jones 04/26/2008) (song#5401)

I have thought of returning to you, love
I ought to have done it so long ago
But too many bridges have been burned, dear
Across all the rivers of life that flow
Yes, too many bridges have been burned, love
Memories are all that's left to yearn of

Yes, too many bridges have been burned, babe
Too many dreams we laid were left to fade
Too many seasons I've searched for reasons
For decisions I should have never made

I know that it is me who is to blame
It wasn't you who extinguished the flame
To shatter your good heart was out of line
And now our love has been scattered by time

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Yes, too many bridges have been burned, babe
Too many dreams we laid were left to fade
Too many seasons I've searched for reasons
For decisions I should have never made

I know that it is me who is to blame
It wasn't you who extinguished the flame
To shatter your good heart was out of line
And now our love has been scattered by time

Too many bridges have been burned
Too many pages turned
    
Big Red Rooster (Larry W. Jones 04/27/2008) (song#5402)

Well, I had a big red rooster, he crowed at break of dawn
Yeah, I had a big red rooster, he crowed at break of dawn
But when he heard about my chicken soup, he flew the coop
And now my big red rooster's gone

The chickens in the barnyard are all upset to this day
Yeah, the chickens in the barnyard don't even want to lay
Now, if you see my big red rooster, don't do him no harm
Bring my rooster back to my barn

Dogs are howlin', cats are meowin', the chickens are all sad
Big red rooster was the best boss my barnyard ever had
The chickens are so lost, I ain't got no eggs in the morn
Now that my big red rooster's gone

- instrumental -

Dogs are howlin', cats are meowin', the chickens are all sad
Big red rooster was the best boss my barnyard ever had

The chickens in the barnyard are all upset to this day
Yeah, the chickens in the barnyard don't even want to lay
Now, if you see my big red rooster, don't do him no harm
Bring my rooster back to my barn

Yeah, bring my big red rooster right back to my barn
(Ain't got no eggs)
(Need a morale booster for them chickens!)
(Dang rooster flew the coop)
      
That Lonesome Whistle Blowin' (Larry W. Jones 04/27/2008) (song#5403)

I saw that train a-rollin' down the line
A-strainin' from the load but rollin' fine
And when I heard that lonesome whistle blow
I knew that it was time for me to go
That lonesome whistle blowin' blows my mind

My darlin' is as sweet as sugar cane
I broke my darlin's heart, which was insane
When I hear that whistle blow, it brings pain
I was wrong, I know, that was so unkind
That lonesome whistle blowin' blows my mind

Railroad bull caught me farther down the rail
I'm pulling time here in this lonesome jail
He told me in a month that I'd be fine
It's so dark in here, think I'm goin' blind
That lonesome whistle blowin' blows my mind

- instrumental -

My darlin' is as sweet as sugar cane
I broke my darlin's heart, which was insane
When I hear that whistle blow, it brings pain
I was wrong, I know, that was so unkind
That lonesome whistle blowin' blows my mind

This is such a shame, I know I'm to blame
They've given me a number for a name
Well, I sure do miss that sweet gal of mine
A-way down on that Mason Dixon line
That lonesome whistle blowin' blows my mind
      
Rose Of The Badlands (Larry W. Jones 04/27/2008) (song#5404)

I've seen some lovely flowers
Some of them were truly rare
And sometimes I looked for hours
Smelled their fragrance in the air
None of them have the powers
Of one that's beyond compare

There's a rose of the badlands
Grows down in old Mexico
All good folks and outlaw bands
That fine rose has come to know

She cares with her tender hands
Wounded cowboys, high and low
She's the rose of the badlands
Way down in old Mexico

- instrumental -

Out in the twilight splendor
Down a cowboy's trail of woe
Oh, someone must have sent her
To the badlands down below
She's the rose of the badlands
Way down in old Mexico

There's a rose of the badlands
Grows down in old Mexico
All good folks and outlaw bands
That fine rose has come to know

She cares with her tender hands
Wounded cowboys, high and low
She's the rose of the badlands
Way down in old Mexico

She's the rose of the badlands
Way down in old Mexico
      
Ace In The Hole Band (Larry W. Jones 04/28/2008) (song#5405)

Let me tell you about Ace In The Hole
Some big swingin' Texas music I've found
That country western stroll will steal your soul
With their old fiddle and steel guitar sound

Folks love that western swing rhythm
A Texas kind of thing
Cowgirls all come by the dozens
To hear old George Strait sing

Now, Gene Elders plays the fiddle
Terry Hale from Austin strums bass
Ain't no riddle, in the middle
They wanna see old George Strait's face

Folks love that western swing rhythm
A Texas kind of thing
Cowgirls all come by the dozens
To hear old George Strait sing

- instrumental -

Rondal Huckaby plays keyboards
Mike Daily plays his steel guitar
Ace In The Hole earned its awards
With old George Strait as the main star

Folks love that western swing rhythm
A Texas kind of thing
Cowgirls all come by the dozens
To hear old George Strait sing

To hear old George Strait sing
To hear old George Strait sing
Cowgirls all come by the dozens
To hear Ace In The Hold Band swing that Texas thing
Yee Ha!
      
On This Lonely Prairie (Larry W. Jones 05/02/2008) (song#5406)

I'll never find peace of mind
On this lonely prairie without my Laurie
Nothing can restart this heart
On this lonely prairie without my Laurie
With care, I still say a prayer
Dear Laurie, return to me, return to me

I search the skies with my eyes
Hoping to see my dear Laurie just once more
But my heart sighs, almost dies
On this lonely prairie for one I adore
Where, oh where, could Laurie be
Dear Laurie, return to me, return to me

- instrumental -

I search the skies with my eyes
Hoping to see my dear Laurie just once more
But my heart sighs, almost dies
On this lonely prairie for one I adore

Long as there's a trail, long as there's a prairie
As long as there is life, I'll wait patiently
As long as there's a trail to roam, don't postpone
Let the trail on the prairie bring Laurie home to me

Long as there's a trail, long as there's a prairie
As long as there is life, I'll wait patiently
As long as there's a trail to roam, don't postpone
Let the trail on the prairie bring Laurie home to me
      
Cane Sugar Cajun Queen (Larry W. Jones 05/03/2008) (song#5407)

Well, I left her on the Delta where the sugar cane grows fine
Down in Lou-i-si-ana, south of the Mason Dixon line
I told her how I loved her, and loved her eyes of vixen blue
When the full moon shines on the bayou, I'll come back home to you

She's my sweetheart and my darlin', she's the Cajun girl for me
Down in Lou-i-si-ana on the bayou Evangeline
Soon now I will be returning and those wedding bells will chime
Down in Lou-i-si-ana when it's cane sugar haulin' time

Thibodeaux will play the fiddle, I'll bring her a big bouquet
At the cane sugar hoedown, love will flow down our wedding day
I'll be her Cajun country king at our Cajun jubilee
I'll kiss my Cajun miss, she'll be my cane sugar Cajun queen

- instrumental -

She's my sweetheart and my darlin', she's the Cajun girl for me
Down in Lou-i-si-ana on the bayou Evangeline
Soon now I will be returning and those wedding bells will chime
Down in Lou-i-si-ana when it's cane sugar haulin' time

Thibodeaux will play the fiddle, I'll bring her a big bouquet
At the cane sugar hoedown, love will flow down our wedding day
I'll be her Cajun country king at our Cajun jubilee
I'll kiss my Cajun miss, she'll be my cane sugar Cajun queen
      
Out Of Hope (Larry W. Jones 05/03/2008) (song#5408)

I can tell by the feeling
There won't be any healing
My heart is reeling deep inside of me
Our love just wasn't to be
And though I've tried to break free
Time is unsealing every memory

Oh, it wasn't easy to give up the whiskey
But now I'm a connoisseur of cheap beer
Well, my dear, I know I'm sliding down a steep slope
But I gave up hope of having you near

I found out that I can live without you
But no doubt my thoughts are all about you
Though my love for you is still fighting strong
I've run out of hope of righting the wrong

- instrumental -

Oh, it wasn't easy to give up the whiskey
But now I'm a connoisseur of cheap beer
Well, my dear, I know I'm sliding down a steep slope
But I gave up hope of having you near

I found out that I can live without you
But no doubt my thoughts are all about you
Though my love for you is still fighting strong
I've run out of hope of righting the wrong

Though my love for you is still fighting strong
I've run out of hope of righting the wrong
      
Golden September Time (Larry W. Jones 05/03/2008) (song#5409)

Once I looked behind as I left springtime
Many mountains were there that I had climbed
Then I looked around and it was summer
In summer was when I was in my prime
And now I look ahead, but not with dread
To my golden September time

I've always been a man born a rover
Oh, but I don't mourn over yesterdays
I have lived all the songs I have written
Smitten ways of sweet roses, wine and rhyme
Now I've turned another page to the stage
Of my golden September time

I passed a wishing well and wished it well
Don't need wishing wells on life's carousel
I have loved and lost, but I'm still sublime
Not rich, I've saved a dollar and a dime
I have met the storm, but now I am warm
In my golden September time

- instrumental -

I have lived all the songs I have written
Smitten ways of sweet roses, wine and rhyme
Now I've turned another page to the stage
Of my golden September time

I passed a wishing well and wished it well
Don't need wishing wells on life's carousel
I have loved and lost, but I'm still sublime
Not rich, I've saved a dollar and a dime
I have met the storm, but now I am warm
In my golden September time

In my golden September time
      
I Now Give You My Heart (Larry W. Jones 05/03/2008) (song#5410)

Dear, whenever we kiss
I never worry or wonder
For when your lips are near
My dear, I now give you my heart

Dear, I would be remiss
If I cast your love asunder
So now, be of no fear
My dear, I now give you my heart

There's one thing sweetheart, you must realize
For you alone my heart tenderly melts
When we kiss, I can't miss love in your eyes
I won't pretend that you're anyone else

- instrumental -

Dear, I would be remiss
If I cast your love asunder
So now, be of no fear
My dear, I now give you my heart

My dear, please never break this spell
This spell that I now dwell under
How I want to yell, can't you tell
My dear, I now give you my heart

Darling, I now give you my heart
      
The Harmony Is Gone (Larry W. Jones 05/04/2008) (song#5411)

I remember that night, the big barn dance
All the stars were as bright as fiery coals
The embers of love flamed into romance
As across the wooden dance floor we strolled
For only us the music tolled

That western night is now ended
Although the music rolls along
The music and you were splendid
But now the harmony is gone

The music and you were splendid
A fine western symphony grand
Just like an angel descended
Saying, be happy while you can

- instrumental -

Beneath the bright stars and the summer moon
That love song dance ended too soon

The music and you were splendid
A fine western symphony grand
Just like an angel descended
Saying, be happy while you can

That western night is now ended
Although the music rolls along
The music and you were splendid
But now the harmony is gone
Now the harmony is gone
      
A Scar That Cannot Heal (Larry W. Jones 05/04/2008) (song#5412)

Now go out and find one of your own kind
Not like me, who was so blind from the start
I know you'll be glad, with you it's a fad
To sadden some lad with a broken heart

What were you thinking of when you decided to shove
Those words like a knife in my heart
A new love I'll never let start
Dear, now what can I do when it's clear that we're through
My heart is now scarred, I can feel
You left a scar that cannot heal

- instrumental -

For the life of me, I just cannot see
Why you have done the things you've done
There's no excuse to be free and footloose
While leaving my heart on the run

What were you thinking of when you decided to shove
Those words like a knife in my heart
A new love I'll never let start
Dear, now what can I do when it's clear that we're through
My heart is now scarred, I can feel
You left a scar that cannot heal
      
Fiddlin' Cowboy Will (Larry W. Jones 05/04/2008) (song#5413)

Out in far west Texas
Lived an old cowboy who was past his prime
Folks called him Fiddlin' Cowboy Will
Every day at sundown
He would start in to fiddlin' right on time
A tune called Lonesome Whippoorwill

Old Cowboy Will played the fiddle
But he never received acclaim
For all his fiddlin' skill
Old Cowboy Will played the fiddle
Should have been in the hall of fame
Old Fiddlin' Cowboy Will

Old Cowboy Will played the fiddle
When at a rodeo hoedown
You should-a heard that fiddle sound
Should-a been on the radio
Old Cowboy Will played the fiddle
And in the bunkhouse when he died
Cowboys found laying by his side
Old Fiddlin' Will's fiddle and bow

Old Cowboy Will played the fiddle
But he never received acclaim
For all his fiddlin' skill
Old Cowboy Will played the fiddle
Should have been in the hall of fame
Old Fiddlin' Cowboy Will

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Old Fiddlin' Will could play 'em fast
Old Fiddlin' Will could play 'em slow
Should-a been on the radio
He's gone but his music will last
Where those west Texas winds still blow
In the minds of cowboys, I know

Old Cowboy Will played the fiddle
But he never received acclaim
For all his fiddlin' skill
Old Cowboy Will played the fiddle
Should have been in the hall of fame
Old Fiddlin' Cowboy Will
      
Your Wedding Bells (Larry W. Jones 05/04/2008) (song#5414)

I received your letter in the mail, dear
An invitation signed R.S.V.P.
I didn't know your wedding was so near
I'll be there though tears may then flow from me

Your wedding bells have rung in the chapel
Songs have been sung about eternity
And you looked so young and lovely, darling
My dreams will be hung from the willow tree

I saved money for a fine piece of land
My plans looked sunny like your hair of gold
It's funny how a house that's built on sand
Will never last long enough to grow old

Your wedding bells have rung in the chapel
Songs have been sung about eternity
And you looked so young and lovely, darling
My dreams will be hung from the willow tree

- instrumental -

When you greeted me at your reception
You treated me like an old friend from school
The smile I gave you was just deception
I tried real hard not to cry like a fool

Your wedding bells have rung in the chapel
Songs have been sung about eternity
And you looked so young and lovely, darling
My dreams will be hung from the willow tree
      
What Else Did You Expect From Me (Larry W. Jones 05/04/2008) (song#5415)

Dear, you were my heart's only love
Only one I was thinking of
I had nobody else, you see
But then you left me all alone
All alone when you set me free
I found another for my own
What else did you expect from me

I walked the floor full of worry
I spent empty days feeling sorry
I cried at night til half past three
I waited for you by the phone
But gave up eventually
I found another for my own
What else did you expect from me

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I waited for you by the phone
But gave up eventually
I found another for my own
What else did you expect from me

I guess you thought I'd find no one
You thought you couldn't be outdone
That I'd never find a new key
To a true heart not hard as bone
So, go back where you used to be 
I found another for my own
What else did you expect from me
What else did you expect from me
      
Red Wine Bottle (Larry W. Jones 05/05/2008) (song#5416)

You bring relief to my mind every time
Your color is warm and you smell so fine
You're the chief reason why I feel no pain
Red wine bottle, please work your spell again

Red wine bottle, I like the way you feel
Please help me forget she was ever real
Red wine, you're sweet, just like she used to be
Help me not regret that she once loved me
Her sad farewell was on a night of rain
Red wine bottle, please work your spell again

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Red wine bottle, I like the way you feel
Please help me forget she was ever real
Red wine, you're sweet, just like she used to be
Help me not regret that she once loved me

This pain down in my heart, it's nothing new
This feeling in my brain I get from you
You pour so easy, sweet red bottled wine
I'll explore your red label one more time
Where I now dwell sure isn't lover's lane
Red wine bottle, please work your spell again
      
Shoreline Of Alpine (Larry W. Jones 05/05/2008) (song#5417)

They boxed up his trophy buckles
Hauled off the pickup that he drove
The beach house didn't look the same
With no rodeo treasure trove
The salesman came on Saturday
To put the sign up in the yard
They say that she just ran away
Guess she must have taken the news real hard

The rodeo was in Alpine
He drew the bronc, Widowmaker
And that was the end of the line
Called the local undertaker
Her rodeo cowboy had died
Gulf of Mexico waters shine
Where she talked about him with pride
Until the end of the line in Alpine

Like hurricane winds when they blow
A local legend she became
Waves of the Gulf of Mexico
Seem to softly whisper her name
When people stroll down by the shore
And stop to view the salty brine
They sware, above the ocean roar
She cries along the shoreline of Alpine

- instrumental -

The locals talk about her still
About the note she left that said
A rodeo cowboy has skill
But I knew that you'd end up dead
And now, they'll build for you a shrine
There in Texas in old Alpine

Folks there wonder about her still
When thunder is heard late at night
The winds sound like a voice so shrill
A wail so mournful in its plight
Down along the Gulf Coast waters
Where sand forms a boundary line
The sound you hear is not laughter
She cries along the shoreline of Alpine

Where sand forms a boundary line
She cries along the shoreline of Alpine
      
Texas Flowers (Larry W. Jones 05/05/2008) (song#5418)

On so many trails I've been a rover
And for new places always I did crave
But now, when my long journey is over
Here is all that I wish upon my grave

Texas flowers, bluebonnets from the hill
Prairie flowers, blessed by springtime showers
Where I spend eternal hours, if you will
Be a friend and gather Texas flowers

You don't need to buy expensive orchids
And as for lilies, my request forbids
Go and ride in quest across the prairies
And look for merry flowers growing there

Pretty Bluestar is everywhere to see
Purple sage means that you'll remember me
And columbine comes in so many kinds
Keep in mind to pick ramblin' rose with care

- instrumental -

Texas flowers, bluebonnets from the hill
Prairie flowers, blessed by springtime showers
Where I spend eternal hours, if you will
Be a friend and gather Texas flowers

The mockingbird will sing his serenade
On top of the tree that will be my shade
Don't make it a big affair, just bring there
Texas flowers that God himself has made

Texas flowers, bluebonnets from the hill
Prairie flowers, blessed by springtime showers
Where I spend eternal hours, if you will
Be a friend and gather Texas flowers
      
You Can't Hide Teardrops (Larry W. Jones 05/06/2008) (song#5419)

You're blue and alone tonight, my darling
You can't lie and hide behind your disguise
You weren't true and that's not right, my darling
You can't hide teardrops falling from your eyes

I may never find another darling
But sweetheart, keep in mind that I have tried
Because pride started all the quarreling
You can't hide teardrops falling from your eyes

Once we had joy, but oh boy, it ended
It ended in a loss of paradise
Now your heart that's broken can't be mended
You can't hide the fact of our love's demise

- instrumental -

You're blue and alone tonight, my darling
You weren't true and that's not right

Once we had joy, but oh boy, it ended
It ended in a loss of paradise
Now your heart that's broken can't be mended
You can't hide the fact of our love's demise

I may never find another darling
But sweetheart, keep in mind that I have tried
Because pride started all the quarreling
You can't hide teardrops falling from your eyes

You can't hide teardrops falling from your eyes
      
Bluest Lies In Texas (Larry W. Jones 05/06/2008) (song#5420)

The skies were blue in Texas
When the sun was setting low
And in my rearview mirror
It disappeared with a glow
Something that I couldn't see
Was her windblown golden hair
Couldn't for the life of me
Understand why love's unfair

The bluest lies in Texas
From a girl with bluest eyes
She didn't know wrong from right
The bluest lies in Texas
From a girl with bluest eyes
Haunts my memory tonight

Like stars in the Texas sky
She fills up my tortured mind
Listened too long to her lies
I guess I was just too blind
No, I didn't do no wrong
I live by the cowboy code
She's back there where she belongs
And I'm on the outbound road

- instrumental -

No, I didn't do no wrong
I live by the cowboy code
She's back there where she belongs
And I'm on the outbound road

The bluest lies in Texas
From a girl with bluest eyes
She didn't know wrong from right
The bluest lies in Texas
From a girl with bluest eyes
Haunts my memory tonight

The bluest lies in Texas
From a girl with bluest eyes
      
Gotta Drive That Train (Larry W. Jones 05/11/2008) (song#5421)

Now, life's too short for yesterdays
The sort of thing with no delays

If life's ride is the bumpy kind
Just slide up front and you may find
Maybe while you were looking back
Your life has jumped right off the track

Now, it's alright to remember
For that's just part of history
But up front's where it's happening
Up where there's so much mystery

The real enjoyment of living
Well, it's not back where we have been
Just look forward with thanksgiving
To another new year, or ten

Life is searching all the byways
Never should you ever refrain
Because if you want to live life
You have all GOTTA DRIVE THAT TRAIN

Now, some folks ride the train of life
But always looking out the rear
Just watching miles of life roll by
Silently marking off the years

They just sit in sad remembrance
Of wasted days and nights gone by
Then they curse life for what it was
And hang their mournful head and cry

I don't concern myself with that
Cause I took a different vent
I look forward to what life holds
And not backward to what I've spent

So now, strap me to the engine
Make it as secure as can be
Cause I want to be out in front
To see all life that I can see

I want to feel the winds of change
When it's blowing right in my face
See the wheels of life rearrange
Zeal for life, going place to place
I want to see what life can cast
Cause I'm not looking at the past
      
When I Drive By San Antone (Larry W. Jones 05/12/2008) (song#5422)

On the far horizon, new buildings shine
A few take me back to another time
When she was mine in San Antonio
I wonder if she's still doing OK 
I'm over the hill, and just as they say
How am I doing, sometimes I don't know

Remember the Riverwalk on weekends
Where she and I would talk for hours on ends
Just thinking about her sometimes brings tears
Mariachi music made a sweet sound
Around the old Riverwalk at sundown
I haven't heard from that sweet girl in years

Here I'm driving down I-10, my eyes all blurred
Still striving on reviving memories of her
Does she have a new love or is she alone
I dream of her when I drive by San Antone

- instrumental -

I see the contrast between now and then
Time went by so fast with both us back when
Now, living the past is not how to be
Cause good things don't last, just good memories

By the Alamo we strolled hand in hand
We didn't know what old time itself planned
I loved her then, and now I love her more
So I still dream of the one I adore

Here I'm driving down I-10, my eyes all blurred
Still striving on reviving memories of her
Does she have a new love or is she alone
I dream of her when I drive by San Antone
When I drive by San Antone
      
The Man In The Moon Will Recall (Larry W. Jones 05/12/2008) (song#5423)

The man in the moon will recall
The night we parted forever
The man in the moon will recall
And I will too

A yellow rose is a token
Of goodbye to a love you knew
The man in the moon will recall
And I will too

Now the man in the moon and I
Wear a gloom that time cannot erase
And when deep in my loneliness
I always recall your sweet face

- instrumental -

A yellow rose is a token
Of goodbye to a love you knew
The man in the moon will recall
And I will too

The world won't remember at all
As time moves along to days new
The man in the moon will recall
And I will too

The world won't remember at all
As time moves along to days new
The man in the moon will recall
And I will too
      
The Sunshine Of Your Smile (Larry W. Jones 05/12/2008) (song#5424)

Dear, the sunshine of your smile is something to see
I'd walk a country mile for you to smile at me
Who could ask for more, even the angels adore
The sunshine of your smile

When you smile at me, darling I'm in ecstasy
Both my feet have taken wings and my heart is free
Bluebirds even sing about such a lovely thing
The sunshine of your smile

When the morning comes, all the clouds begin to flee
Folks look up at the sky and smile wonderingly
How a sky can be so blue, they all wish they knew
Love is always in style

- instrumental -

When you smile at me, darling I'm in ecstasy
Both my feet have taken wings and my heart is free

Dear, the sunshine of your smile is something to see
I'd walk a country mile for you to smile at me
Who could ask for more, even the angels adore
The sunshine of your smile

Who could ask for more, even the angels adore
The sunshine of your smile
The sunshine of your smile
      
A Thousand Miles Of Track Behind (Larry W. Jones 05/13/2008) (song#5425)

On this old freight line, a hobo
A thousand miles of track behind
Don't know how many more I'll go
Don't know when I ate the last time

Keep wondering why she left me
How could hate come from love sublime
At one time she was my baby
A thousand miles of track behind

A thousand miles behind, I felt bad
When I found out she was that kind
She was the only love I had
Oh, how could I have been so blind

- instrumental -

Never before was I this way
Never a worry on my mind
I keep thinking back with dismay
A thousand miles of track behind

Oh, I still love that woman so
And she is still so intertwined
In my mem'ry that's full of woe
A thousand miles of track behind

She has all those good lookin' charms
Too bad she was the roving kind
Back there I held her in my arms
A thousand miles of track behind

Oh, I still love that woman so
A thousand miles of track behind
      
Gotta Stop My Dreaming About You (Larry W. Jones 05/13/2008) (song#5426)

Now, last night when I laid me down to sleep
I couldn't keep from dreaming about you
I'm gonna stay awake and just count sheep
I've gotta stop my dreaming about you

I'm gonna dry my crying eyes
Try going out with good ol' guys
If you ever show up again
I won't believe your low down lies
I'm on the beam for finding someone new
I've gotta stop my dreaming about you

Tonight I'm gonna go and paint the town
There won't be no complaint from me, it's true
And if you show up, I'll just turn you down
I've gotta stop my dreaming about you

- instrumental -

Tonight I'm gonna go and paint the town
There won't be no complaint from me, it's true
And if you show up, I'll just turn you down
I've gotta stop my dreaming about you

I'm gonna dry my crying eyes
Try going out with good ol' guys
If you ever show up again
I won't believe your low down lies
I'm on the beam for finding someone new
I've gotta stop my dreaming about you

Yeah, I've gotta stop my dreaming about you
      
First To Play Second Fiddle (Larry W. Jones 05/13/2008) (song#5427)

I'll just hang around this old town
And if he ever puts you down
Don't frown if you get lonely, dear
For if that sad day should arrive
I'll be glad to help you survive
I'll be the first to play second fiddle when you're near

First to play second fiddle when you're near
First to say your second love will be dear
For if that sad day should arrive
I'll be glad to help you survive
I'll be the first to play second fiddle when you're near

- instrumental -

I'll just hang around this old town
And if he ever puts you down
Don't frown if you get lonely, dear

First to play second fiddle when you're near
First to say your second love will be dear
For if that sad day should arrive
I'll be glad to help you survive
I'll be the first to play second fiddle when you're near
      
Love's No Longer My Concern (Larry W. Jones 05/14/2008) (song#5428)

When she said goodbye, my pride then died
Love's no longer my concern
I cannot deny, my one reply
Love's no longer my concern
Oh, I can't forget the day we met
For her sweet love my heart burned
I say with regret, I'm hurtin' yet
Love's no longer my concern

Love is like a loco weed
It's only for those in need
And I don't need another broken heart
I've gone crazy anyway
Cause I got burned in the fray
I'm no longer concerned if love departs

- instrumental -

Oh, I can't forget the day we met
For her sweet love my heart burned
I say with regret, I'm hurtin' yet
Love's no longer my concern

When she said goodbye, my pride then died
Love's no longer my concern
I cannot deny, my one reply
Love's no longer my concern
Oh, I can't forget the day we met
For her sweet love my heart burned
I say with regret, I'm hurtin' yet
Love's no longer my concern
      
Only Because I Love You So (Larry W. Jones 05/14/2008) (song#5429)

Now, some people dream of riches
And some search for big pots of gold
Some aren't satisfied with treasures untold
Darling, I don't need their riches
And for sure, I don't need their gold
Dear, it's only because I love you so

I used to wish upon a star
To see if love was near or far
But it never guided me to love's glow
Now I don't need some falling star
I know true love can't be too far
Dear, it's only because I love you so

Darling, you're my riches and my dreaming
You mean more to me than this whole world's gold
No more stitches from a false love's scheming
I'll love you more and more as we grow old

- instrumental -

I used to wish upon a star
To see if love was near or far
But it never guided me to love's glow

My dreaming used to be in vain
My poor heart could feel only pain
I felt that love would never really show
But then I looked and you came near
I closed the book on all my fears
Dear, it's only because I love you so
Only because I love you so
      
When You See My Face In The Moon (Larry W. Jones 05/14/2008) (song#5430)

When you see my face in the moon, dear
Be sure to smile at me
I'll pretend that I'm still happy, dear
Man in the moon I'll be
But I'll be having blue thoughts up here
I'm the blue man in a yellow moon
Another fellow now holds you near
No wonder I'm in gloom
Smiling at me can't erase my tears
When you see my face in the moon

I'm the blue man in a yellow moon with a tear in my eye
Another fellow now holds you near while I hang here and cry
You were my blue heaven and our wedding was to be in June 
I'm sorry about your leavin' but I've found some space to die

- instrumental -

I'm the blue man in a yellow moon with a tear in my eye
Another fellow now holds you near while I hang here and cry

When you see my face in the moon, dear
Be sure to smile at me
I'll pretend that I'm still happy, dear
Man in the moon I'll be
But I'll be having blue thoughts up here
I'm the blue man in a yellow moon
Another fellow now holds you near
No wonder I'm in gloom
Smiling at me can't erase my tears
When you see my face in the moon
      
If Tears Could Bring You Near (Larry W. Jones 05/14/2008) (song#5431)

Yesterday you were the only love I had around
Oh, but today when I awoke and looked around
I found I was alone because you were long gone
Dear, my worst fears came true when you walked out the door
Now I'm crying big old tears and walking the floor
From twilight time until the early break of dawn

If tears could bring you near
I would cry a million tears right here, maybe more
If tears could bring you near
I would say goodbye to my fears forevermore

Stars that I called mine now no longer shine
They're too far away like you are tonight
You crossed the line of a love once divine
And like a falling star, you fell from sight  

- instrumental -

Yesterday you were the only love I had around
Oh, but today when I awoke and looked around
I found I was alone because you were long gone

If tears could bring you near
I would cry a million tears right here, maybe more
If tears could bring you near
I would say goodbye to my fears forevermore

Stars that I called mine now no longer shine
They're too far away like you are tonight
You crossed the line of a love once divine
And like a falling star, you fell from sight

But tears can't bring you near
Though I cry a million tears right here, maybe more
      
A Song That I Hum (Larry W. Jones 05/18/2008) (song#5432)

There's a song that I hum when I feel like a bum
There's a sad plain in my brain when I'm feeling pain

Dear, ever since I lost you, I have been so blue
But I have hope in the melody, it's the key
That in true love there is harmony
And maybe a new love will come when time is due

There's a song that all men can sing
When feeling small after love's fall
And I know that place I can go
To show that I haven't lost face at all

Of that song I'll relate, though hard to contemplate
Because most of the words don't rhyme most of the time
But in true love there is harmony
And maybe a new love will come when time is due

- instrumental -

There's a song that I hum when I feel like a bum
There's a sad plain in my brain when I'm feeling pain

There's a song that all men can sing
When feeling small after love's fall
And I know that place I can go
To show that I haven't lost face at all

Of that song I'll relate, though hard to contemplate
Because most of the words don't rhyme most of the time
But in true love there is harmony
And maybe a new love will come when time is due
      
Weep Weep Sweetheart (Larry W. Jones 05/19/2008) (song#5433)

Weep, weep sweetheart, you were untrue
A work of art, but now we're through
Weep, weep sweetheart, because of you
We're apart and I've got the blues

Weep, weep sweetheart, it's just not right
A work of art, I've lost a pearl
There can be no moon or starlight
To light my path through this dark world

- instrumental -

Weep, weep sweetheart, my eyes are red
I can't get over words you said
That love between us now is dead
A poison dart has made its mark

Dear, you know how much I loved you
Now I know the touch of the blues
Weep, weep sweetheart, you were untrue
A work of art, but now we're through
 
Weep, weep sweetheart, you were untrue
A work of art, but now we're through
      
Cousin Of The Main Road (Larry W. Jones 05/19/2008) (song#5434)

A phone call back home from a busy roadside cafe
She's all alone at the end of another day
No use in begging him to change, he has the keys
To that open range that only a trucker sees

Cousin of the main road, related to the breeze
Rollin' toward the sunset, goin' where he may please
His big rig hauls a heavy load of dreams with ease
Cousin of the main road, related to the breeze

He opens up the throttle, picks the open lanes
Thermos full of coffee, kicks wake-up in this veins
His whole world runs on diesel, so to him it seems
With ease, his big rig hauls a heavy load of dreams

- instrumental -

From Houston up to old Cheyenne
Vancouver to Alaska's range
He'll always be a truckin' man
His life you never rearrange
Roll on, roll on
From Miami sun up to Maine
He pays those turnpike tolls again
One more run and then head for home
Back to baby who's all alone
Roll on, roll on

Cousin of the main road, related to the breeze
Rollin' toward the sunset, goin' where he may please
His big rig hauls a heavy load of dreams with ease
Cousin of the main road, related to the breeze

Roll on, roll on
Cousin of the main road, roll on where you please
      
Life Will Make You Pay Someday (Larry W. Jones 05/19/2008) (song#5435)

Take away all my dreams, go on and help yourself
Take away my happiness, go with someone else
You say your heart wants a second chance, wants to play
Don't think about tomorrow, dear
Well, go on your way, life will make you pay someday

I'll be sad for awhile, might forget how to smile
But I'll find a new love who doesn't know your style
You say you need new romance, need I even say
Don't think about tomorrow, dear
Just be on your way, life will make you pay someday

- instrumental -

Take away all my dreams, go on and help yourself
Take away my happiness, go with someone else
You say your heart wants a second chance, wants to play
Don't think about tomorrow, dear
Well, go on your way, life will make you pay someday

I'll be sad for awhile, might forget how to smile
But I'll find a new love who doesn't know your style
You say you need new romance, need I even say
Don't think about tomorrow, dear
Just be on your way, life will make you pay someday

Don't think about tomorrow, dear
Just be on your way, life will make you pay someday
      
You're Already Gone (Larry W. Jones 05/19/2008) (song#5436)

They say you're leaving me, that you've withdrawn
They're all grieving for me, but they're all wrong
If you were leaving me, I'd be seeing you go
You're not leaving me, you're already gone

You're already gone because you're untrue
You're already gone because we're all through
If you were leaving me, I could not face the dawn
You're not leaving me, you're already gone

I don't know what made you go, for I loved you so
I don't know what made you leave, treat love like a pawn
My darling I can't believe that you did not know
That our song of love would die the moment you're gone

- instrumental -

My darling I can't believe that you did not know
That our song of love would die the moment you're gone

They say you're leaving me, that you've withdrawn
They're all grieving for me, but they're all wrong
If you were leaving me, I'd be seeing you go
You're not leaving me, you're already gone

You're already gone because you're untrue
You're already gone because we're all through
If you were leaving me, I could not face the dawn
You're not leaving me, you're already gone
      
Loved Much Laughed Much And Cried A Lot (Larry W. Jones 05/19/2008) (song#5437)

I have loved much, laughed much and cried a lot
This love of mine I gave with all I've got
It's easy to see, my heart's on my sleeve
I have loved much, laughed much and cried a lot

I used to have a love, her love was true
Then she started thinking of someone new
I never knew that such pain could be brought
I have loved much, laughed much and cried a lot

I used to laugh at such silly notions of loss
For someone I loved so much would love never toss
Yes, I have laughed and loved, and now see what I've got
I have loved much, laughed much and cried a lot

- instrumental -

I used to have a love, her love was true
Then she started thinking of someone new
I never knew that such pain could be brought
I have loved much, laughed much and cried a lot

But I know I can't let my foolish pride
Hide the deep love that I still have inside
So I'll try to win the love she forgot
I have loved much, laughed much and cried a lot

But I know I can't let my foolish pride
Hide the deep love that I still have inside
So I'll try to win the love she forgot
I have loved much, laughed much and cried a lot
      
I've Loved You In My Dreams For A Long Time (Larry W. Jones 05/19/2008) (song#5438)

I've loved you in my dreams for a long time
It seems that forever you have been mine
Your beautiful face I could not erase
Nothing could replace such visions divine
I've loved you in my dreams for a long time

I've loved you in my dreams for a long time
In them you were my rosemary and thyme
I say to you, leaving would be a crime
I've loved you in my dreams for a long time

Darling, a dream like you just had to be
Like strikes of lightning out across the sea
All can clearly see what you mean to me
Song of love sung in reverie and rhyme
I've loved you in my dreams for a long time

- instrumental -

All can clearly see what you mean to me
Song of love sung in reverie and rhyme
I've loved you in my dreams for a long time

I've loved you in my dreams for a long time
In them you were my rosemary and thyme
I say to you, leaving would be a crime
I've loved you in my dreams for a long time

It seems that forever you have been mine
Your beautiful face I could not erase
Nothing could replace such visions divine
I've loved you in my dreams for a long time
      
Words Are Written On The Wind (Larry W. Jones 05/19/2008) (song#5439)

(Words are written on the wind)
(Words are written on the wind)

The words that you have written me
Read just like those from some old friend
I can tell that you don't love me
The words are written on the wind

Dear, I read your salutation
There on the last page at the end
You can't hide the realization
The words are written on the wind

Those sweet vows that you once made are no longer true
You said you'd be my wife, dear I believed in you
But I see by words you write that this is the end
Love words just don't sound right when written on the wind
(When written on the wind)

- instrumental -

The words that you have written me
Read just like those from some old friend
I can tell that you don't love me
The words are written on the wind

Dear, I read your salutation
There on the last page at the end
You can't hide the realization
The words are written on the wind

(Words are written on the wind)
      
My Manner Of Loving You (Larry W. Jones 05/20/2008) (song#5440)

The reason I live the way I do
Is because my love for you is true
If I fly a banner through the blue
It's just my manner of loving you

Darling, I will never be untrue
Cause I'll be forever loving you
I'll build us a manor made for two
It's just my manner of loving you

I want you to understand my heart
A wife and her man should never part
A wedding planner will see it through
Part of my manner of loving you

- instrumental -

My love for you I'll forever show
Through the pouring rain, sunshine or snow
I have scanned the world and searched the blue
For a love in the manner of you

Darling, I will never be untrue
Cause I'll be forever loving you
I'll build us a manor made for two
It's just my manner of loving you

I want you to understand my heart
A wife and her man should never part
A wedding planner will see it through
It's just my manner of loving you
      
What Will I Tell My Rejected Heart (Larry W. Jones 05/20/2008) (song#5441)

I'll hang my head tonight in sorrow
Because my love and I are far apart
Pain will be expected tomorrow
What will I tell my rejected heart

I still dream of her in the moonlight
She's the stars in celestial charts
But I've inspected them all tonight
All they see is my rejected heart

She left me here for another love
And I just can't face another start
She's the only one I've reflected of
What will I tell my rejected heart

- instrumental -

I still dream of her in the moonlight
She's the stars in celestial charts
But I've inspected them all tonight
All they see is my rejected heart

She left me here for another love
And I just can't face another start
She's the only one I've reflected of
What will I tell my rejected heart

Oh, what will I tell my rejected heart
      
Have Mercy On My Heart (Larry W. Jones 05/20/2008) (song#5442)

The postman brought your letter, dear
I read every line with despair
And I still want you, oh, so near
But dear, you wrote that you don't care

Is there something that I can do or say
Anything that can help our love restart
Dear, I'll do anything for you today
I beg of you, have mercy on my heart

You may think that I never cry
I'm past the brink of feeling blue
Cause ever since your last goodbye
I've not slept a wink over you

- instrumental -

Darling, I know that you once cared for me
So dear, why did you have to go and part
I've been losing weight and my legs are weak
I beg of you, have mercy on my heart

Dear, I would love to hear you say some day
That you'll come back and be my work of art
Darling, then you won't have to hear me say
I beg of you, have mercy on my heart

Darling, then you won't have to hear me say
I beg of you, have mercy on my heart
      
Funny How Love Can Fade Away (Larry W. Jones 05/20/2008) (song#5443)

It's funny how love can fade away
You may turn around and find it gone
Today will turn into yesterday
Love that was sunny can fade away

A man gets lonely in his old age
His once brown hair turns a shade of grey
Ask how many broken hearts he's made
It's funny how love can fade away

A woman who's married may go and play
But she will regret her wayward ways
She'll long for comfort of yesterday
When love she knew has faded away

- instrumental -

It's funny how love can fade away
You may turn around and find it gone
Today will turn into yesterday
Love that was sunny can fade away

A man gets lonely in his old age
His once brown hair turns a shade of grey
Ask how many broken hearts he's made
It's funny how love can fade away
It's funny how love can fade away
      
Sailing In Shallow Water (Larry W. Jones 05/20/2008) (song#5444)

You're sailing in shallow water
Cause you no longer care for me
You're sailing in shallow water
We should be on the deep blue sea

Darling, we have lost our romance
And you know we can't be just friends
In shallow water brings a chance
For the love between us to end

- instrumental -

You're sailing in shallow water
And you know we can't be just friends

Boats can sink in shallow water
Love can be just as lost and gone
You're sailing in shallow water
Darling, won't you sail on back home

You're sailing in shallow water
Where are you heading, wish I knew
You're sailing in shallow water
We should be sailing waters blue
      
Long Term Memory Number One (Larry W. Jones 05/20/2008) (song#5445)

Now, I've got short and long term memories
For everything I've done under the sun
I've forgotten some short ones, but sweetheart
You're my long term memory number one

I've resorted to calling many my darlin'
But some of them didn't last long and I would shun
Now when I reflect back on who showed me true love
I find you're my long term memory number one

Now, even a clown can't hide loneliness
His laughter doesn't mean he's having fun
Your mem'ry is my only happiness
You're my long term memory number one

- instrumental -

I've resorted to calling many my darlin'
But some of them didn't last long and I would shun
Now when I reflect back on who showed me true love
I find you're my long term memory number one

Now, even a clown can't hide loneliness
His laughter doesn't mean he's having fun
Your mem'ry is my only happiness
You're my long term memory number one

Your mem'ry is my only happiness
You're my long term memory number one
      
Less And Less I'm Remembering You (Larry W. Jones 05/20/2008) (song#5446)

Less and less, I'm remembering you
Less and less, I'm losing my distress
Night by night, sleep is coming that's due
Less and less, I'm remembering you

When you left, how I wept and I cried
I hadn't slept, with grieving inside
But now I'm so much better, it's true
Less and less, I'm remembering you

You were the one I gave my heart to
You know how I craved you from the start
But more and more, my heart is renewed
Less and less, I'm remembering you

- instrumental -

When you left, how I wept and I cried
I hadn't slept, with grieving inside
But now I'm so much better, it's true
Less and less, I'm remembering you

You were the one I gave my heart to
You know how I craved you from the start
But more and more, my heart is renewed
Less and less, I'm remembering you
      
Nobody's Senorita But Mine (Larry W. Jones 05/20/2008) (song#5447)

Come and hold my weak hand, senorita
This dying cowboy in death will recline
Please whisper in my ear that you'll never
Be nobody's senorita but mine

Nobody's senorita but mine, dear
Don't forget me when it's spring roundup time
And even though I'll no longer be near
Be nobody's senorita but mine

I'll no longer be dreaming about you
I'll be buried neath the red prairie rose
But please promise me this, senorita
Remember me when the prairie wind blows

- instrumental -

Cowboys say that you came from heaven
And you look like an angel, heaven knows
This old cowboy will miss you forever
Don't forget me neath the red prairie rose

Adios, adios senorita
This dying cowboy in death will recline
Please whisper in my ear that you'll never
Be nobody's senorita but mine
      
Someone Stole You (Larry W. Jones 05/20/2008) (song#5448)

You went and took his hand instead of mine
Someone stole you from right in front of me
I tried to tell you to not be so blind
But he stole you from right in front of me

A silver tongued devil with winsome words
His plans were just as evil as could be
A big upheaval in love has occurred
Someone stole you from right in front of me

He wore new clothes and spoke a fancy line
You broke your promise to always be mine
Sweetheart, I knew that in time there would be
One to steal you from right in front of me

- instrumental -

He wore new clothes and spoke a fancy line
You broke your promise to always be mine
Sweetheart, I knew that in time there would be
One to steal you from right in front of me

A silver tongued devil with winsome words
His plans were just as evil as could be
A big upheaval in love has occurred
Someone stole you from right in front of me
Someone stole you from right in front of me
      
Walking The Sidewalks (Larry W. Jones 05/20/2008) (song#5449)

Here I am walking the sidewalks
Misery I'm trying to drown
Cause ever since you walked away
They're talking 'bout me in this town

The moon is now up, rising low
I'm down here crying, sad and blue
Here I am walking the sidewalks
Talking to myself about you

Lights now shine dim in the bar rooms
My walk takes on a slower stride
This pride of mine has turned to gloom
You love him and our love has died

No place to go, I'll walk the block
Wearing out the soles of my shoes
Here I am walking the sidewalks
Walking the sidewalks in my blues

- instrumental -

All of these lonely old sidewalks
Look almost as lonely as me
Now, if that old stray dog could talk
I'd tell him of my misery

Lights now shine dim in the bar rooms
My walk takes on a slower stride
This pride of mine has turned to gloom
You love him and our love has died

No place to go, I'll walk the block
Wearing out the soles of my shoes
Here I am walking the sidewalks
Walking the sidewalks in my blues
      
I Filled Up Blue Bayou (Larry W. Jones 05/21/2008) (song#5450) 

Well darlin', I know why they named it Blue Bayou
Cause I filled up that bayou cryin' over you
Now you can go out and find you a bayou too
Then fill up your bayou
Cause I filled up Blue Bayou cryin' over you

You promised me back down there in old Louisian'
Old Thibedeaux would not become your lovin' man
But you broke your word and you broke my poor heart too
Well, some day you'll be blue
Like I filled up Blue Bayou cryin' over you

Darlin', you drove me nearly clear out of my brain
Out on the levee near the lake of Pontchartrain
One of these days you're gonna shed some bayou tears
Find a big bayou, dear
Cause I filled up Blue Bayou cryin' over you

- instrumental -

You promised me back down there in old Louisian'
Old Thibedeaux would not become your lovin' man
But you broke your word and you broke my poor heart too
Well, some day you'll be blue
Like I filled up Blue Bayou cryin' over you

Darlin', you drove me nearly clear out of my brain
Out on the levee near the lake of Pontchartrain
One of these days you're gonna shed some bayou tears
Find a big bayou, dear
Cause I filled up Blue Bayou cryin' over you
      
I Stayed Gone Too Long (Larry W. Jones 05/21/2008) (song#5451)

I guess I stayed gone too long
Oh yes, I stayed gone too long
When I came back home last night
You said you no longer were my darling
I know I stayed gone too long

Love light used to shine so strong
Love light used to shine so strong
When I came back home last night
Your bright love light was no longer burning
I guess I stayed gone too long

I'm headed back out of town
I'm headed back out of town
No more will I be calling at your door
I know someone else was there
I know someone else now cares
So don't you worry bout me anymore

- instrumental -

Love light used to shine so strong
Love light used to shine so strong
When I came back home last night
Your bright love light was no longer burning
I guess I stayed gone too long

My only dream has gone wrong
I'll be lonely and alone
When I came back home last night
You said you no longer were my darling
I know I stayed gone too long
I stayed gone too long
      
I'm Not Concerned (Larry W. Jones 05/22/2008) (song#5452)

Dear, I'm not concerned
If you have known other loves
I only yearn to be your last
Dear, I'm not concerned
Who kissed your sweet lips the last
We'll just let the past be the past

Today you are here
And I'll always want you near
The love I offer you will last
Dear, I'm not concerned
If you have known other loves
I only yearn to be your last

Yesterday is gone, a brand new day has dawned
Dear, I promise you I'll love you from now on
I'm not concerned about bridges you have burned
Darling, love me true with love that will grow strong 

- instrumental -

Yesterday is gone, a brand new day has dawned
Dear, I promise you I'll love you from now on

Dear, I'm not concerned
If you have known other loves
I only yearn to be your last
Dear, I'm not concerned
Who kissed your sweet lips the last
We'll just let the past be the past

Today you are here
And I'll always want you near
The love I offer you will last
Dear, I'm not concerned
If you have known other loves
I only yearn to be your last
      
Solid Gold Statue (Larry W. Jones 05/22/2008) (song#5453)

If ever there needs to be
An award for integrity
To a love that's as pure as gold
Then build a solid gold statue
Of the one who owns my love
Greatest love story ever told

Build a solid gold statue
And let it shine for a love that's true
Then engrave on its base
That nothing can replace my love for you

And on that golden face
A lovely smile should be placed
To show the world what pleasantness you bring
Never a single trace
Of a tear out of place
Of lasting happiness you make me sing

- instrumental -

And on that golden face
A lovely smile should be placed
To show the world what pleasantness you bring
Never a single trace
Of a tear out of place
Of lasting happiness you make me sing

Build a solid gold statue
And let it shine for a love that's true
Then engrave on its base
That nothing can replace my love for you

Build a solid gold statue
And let it shine for a love that's true
Then engrave on its base
That nothing can replace my love for you
      
Alluring Eyes I Adore (Larry W. Jones 05/26/2008) (song#5454)

No host has more alluring eyes
Yours are the most beguiling eyes I've seen
You have a way of tempting guys
Darling, you are the toast of all our dreams

You tell me things like some best friend
You play my heart strings by the things you say
But with me,dear, the time you spend
Is small compared with other friends today

I feel like I'm the only one
Who needs an appointment when I'm calling
And darling, I'm the lonely one
Who feeds on love's crumbs when I come crawling

But I'll be found hanging around
Hoping to hear your knock on my heart's door
And no goodbyes until I've found
The love of alluring eyes I adore

- instrumental -

The world's wise men have always taught
That a fool will give up and live alone
A wise man will do what he ought
To make a heartfelt dream become his own
Dear, can't you see when we're apart
That down, deep in my soul, for you I groan
And that it's neither wise nor smart
To leave my poor heart like a broken stone

I feel like I'm the only one
Who needs an appointment when I'm calling
And darling, I'm the lonely one
Who feeds on love's crumbs when I come crawling

But I'll be found hanging around
Hoping to hear your knock on my heart's door
And no goodbyes until I've found
The love of alluring eyes I adore
      
Your Masquerade Is Over (Larry W. Jones 05/26/2008) (song#5455)

Darling, your masquerade is over
I know what it's all about
You have lost your field of sweet clover
All of your stars have gone out
It's all over for your masquerade
You broke my poor heart in two
One fine day the piper will be paid
And you'll find yours broken too

Oh yes, your masquerade is over
Dear, set your heart on the shelf
Your sweet face gets a big makeover
Quit thinking about yourself
You thought you could play games with my heart
Well, yours will be in flames too
One day the piper will play his part
He'll call names and you'll be blue 

- instrumental -

You thought you could play games with my heart
Well, yours will be in flames too
One day the piper will play his part
He'll call names and you'll be blue 

Darling, your masquerade is over
I know what it's all about
You have lost your field of sweet clover
All of your stars have gone out
It's all over for your masquerade
You broke my poor heart in two
One fine day the piper will be paid
And you'll find yours broken too

Darling, your masquerade is over
And I'm over you, my dear
      
Coming Of Her Company (Larry W. Jones 05/26/2008) (song#5456)

She'll be coming home today
My sweetheart is coming home to me
All grey skies will fade away
For the coming of her company

We'll go for a Sunday drive
Just to see what beauty we can see
Duty bids arms open wide
For the coming of her company

We'll dine at the new diner
Views of the city will be divine
And nothing could be finer
Than when her pretty blue eyes meet mine

- instrumental -

We'll dine at the new diner
Views of the city will be divine
And nothing could be finer
Than when her pretty blue eyes meet mine

My happy heart's been drumming
Like a band beating in jubilee
And it's all for the coming
For the coming of her company

My happy heart's been drumming
Like a band beating in jubilee
And it's all for the coming
For the coming of her company
      
Cowboy Limousine (Larry W. Jones 05/27/2008) (song#5457)

I've never known a girl as good, does what she should
And nobody ever could take her place I know
She's a pearl of real beauty, and it's my duty
To unfurl my arms for love that will only grow
She's a cowboy's darlin', never hear her quarrelin'
She's the sweetest cowgirl this cowboy's ever seen
My mind's topsy-turvy, she's real curvy and lean
And she's my cowboy limousine

You don't need a telephoto
To see she ain't no Desoto
She's so smooth and her lines are clean
And when it comes to romancin'
She loves that rodeo dancin'
Cowboys named her rodeo queen
She's a trophy in Levi jeans
And she's my cowboy limousine

- instrumental -

She loves the great outdoors, does her womanly chores
Like feedin' the cows and workin' til end of day
And when the day is done, she still has time for fun
Like lettin' me chase her around the bales of hay
Now every cowboy, it seems, has their cowboy dreams
But they all take a long peek at my sleek machine
She's my everything and everything in between
Cause she's my cowboy limousine

You don't need a telephoto
To see she ain't no Desoto
She's so smooth and her lines are clean
And when it comes to romancin'
She loves that rodeo dancin'
Cowboys named her rodeo queen
She's a trophy in Levi jeans
And she's my cowboy limousine

She's a trophy in Levi jeans
And she's my cowboy limousine
      
Red Neck Bottle (Larry W. Jones 05/27/2008) (song#5458)

I'm holdin' a red neck bottle in the palm of my hand
I'm playin' the jukebox tryin' to calm my mind again
The reason I'm blue, you see, is because she's through with me
That woman done left me high and dry, that's the reason why
I'm holdin' a red neck bottle in the palm of my hand
 
The mirror on the bar room wall says I don't look so tall
Especially when I'm on the floor and tryin' to crawl
A fool I've made of myself, puttin' my heart on the shelf
Now, a fellow like me ought to wake up and understand
While I'm holdin' onto dreams, they're just mouldin' me, it seems
I'm holdin' a red neck bottle in the palm of my hand

I'm holdin' a red neck bottle in the palm of my hand
I'm playin' the jukebox tryin' to calm my mind again
The reason I'm blue, you see, is because she's through with me
That woman done left me high and dry, that's the reason why
I'm holdin' a red neck bottle in the palm of my hand

- instrumental -

The country dance band says I'm the man they all sing about
They might be wrong but then they might be right without a doubt
Under these neon lights I can see what's become of me
And it's no wonder my love life's become mere history
I oughta stop this drinkin', but lately I've been thinkin'
There's only one way 'round I know to slow down this misery

I'm holdin' a red neck bottle in the palm of my hand
I'm playin' the jukebox tryin' to calm my mind again
The reason I'm blue, you see, is because she's through with me
That woman done left me high and dry, that's the reason why
I'm holdin' a red neck bottle in the palm of my hand
      
Green Mountain Valley (Larry W. Jones 05/27/2008) (song#5459)

Of a long legacy I'm just a branch
Living on this Green Mountain Valley ranch
Down deep inside, I'm happy I reside
In Green Mountain Valley with my sweet bride

Yeah, I've got two kids and a lovely wife
We all share our Green Mountain Valley life
Working the ranch until the end of day
Never shirking green Mountain Valley ways

Far from this valley I will never roam
This Green Mountain Valley's been my dear home
The moon shining on the valley at night
Has a halo lining, heavenly sight

- instrumental -

Far from this valley I will never roam
This Green Mountain Valley's been my dear home

My sweet darlin' and my two kids make three
Names carved on a Green Mountain Valley tree
At the roundup in the spring, we'll be there
Bluebirds sing in Green Mountain Valley air

I live a happy and contented life
Here with my two kids and my lovely wife
When the day will arrive that I must die
Lay me under Green Mountain Valley skies
      
Like Purple On The Sage (Larry W. Jones 05/27/2008) (song#5460)

Like purple on the sage
Like a flower on the prairie stage
I was caught instantly
Like a lovesick cowboy in a cage

Like blue in velvet skies
Like a bluebell's color was your eyes
They moved me deep inside
I couldn't keep away if I tried

Darling, I'll love you every day until the end of time
And time itself doesn't turn a last page
I'll love you eternally, like two things were meant to be
Like purple on the sage

- instrumental -

Like purple on the sage
Like a flower on the prairie stage
I was caught instantly
Like a lovesick cowboy in a cage

And sweetheart, I will love you like a cowboy loves the range
Like a cowboy who's worthy of his wage
And each day our love we'll renew, like early morning dew
Like purple on the sage

I'll love you eternally, like two things were meant to be
Like purple on the sage
Like purple on the sage
      
Sunset And Regret (Larry W. Jones 05/28/2008) (song#5461)

Sunset and regret settle 'round me
Thinking of you is making me blue
Shadows of deep despair surround me
Nothing compared with my loving you

Daydreams of you return to taunt me
I've learned that sweet dreams cannot come true
It seems that you will never want me
What haunts me the most is losing you

It seems forever I've been waiting
Debating what in the world to do
There's no room in my heart for hating
It's just creating more love for you

- instrumental -

It seems forever I've been waiting
Debating what in the world to do
There's no room in my heart for hating
It's just creating more love for you

Sunset and regret settle 'round me
Thinking of you is making me blue
Shadows of deep despair surround me
Nothing compared with my loving you

Sunset and regret settle 'round me
Thinking of you is making me blue
Shadows of deep despair surround me
Nothing compared with my loving you
      
My Texas Prairie Home (Larry W. Jones 05/28/2008) (song#5462)

The Fall roundup is over
And I walk down by the banks
Of the slow flowing Pecos River stream
The dust clad prairies blaze
In west Texas' dazzling rays
A cowboy gets sad in this lonely scene

The Davis Mountains arise
Blend with fair west Texas skies
And the whippoorwill chants his evening song
Among these scenes that I view
I can only dream of you
And for your presence I so sadly long

Oh come, my darling, please come
To my Texas prairie home
Please come and be this lonesome cowboy's bride
Will you share this cowboy's lot
Just an humble bunkhouse cot
By the slow flowing Pecos Riverside

Will you leave the city gay
With its lanterns on display
Where promises of men sometimes are vain
To dwell in Texas with me
West Texas is wild and free
Coyotes and this cowboy's vast domain

You'll find here no jewels rare
To bind locks of golden hair
Such lovely things I know that you esteem
A cowboy's love, fond and true
Is all that I offer you
Deep in my heart you'll be my Texas queen

Oh come, my darling, please come
To my Texas prairie home
Please come and be this lonesome cowboy's bride
Will you share this cowboy's lot
Just an humble bunkhouse cot
By the slow flowing Pecos Riverside

And my hope is for the day
When more roundups will repay
This Texas cowboy for his toil and care
Here beneath fair Texas skies
A prairie mansion will rise
Fit for a lady so gentle and fair

We'll twine sweet prairie flowers
The kind for lovers bowers
To make the home as bright as any seen
The sweetest flower of all
Is a beauty, fair and tall
I hope will bloom by the slow Pecos stream

Oh come, my darling, please come
To my Texas prairie home
Please come and be this lonesome cowboy's bride
Will you share this cowboy's lot
Just an humble bunkhouse cot
By the slow flowing Pecos Riverside
      
My Prairie Love (Larry W. Jones 05/28/2008) (song#5463)

I told my love that I must go
To hunt the prairie buffalo
And I'd be gone a year or more
Away from her whom I adored

My fortune took a deadly turn
To my love I would not return
Until too long a time was paid
To return for my prairie maid

Like an eagle that flies so high
Like a river that n'ere runs dry
Like sunshine on the valley floor
My heart will forever implore
Why my prairie love is no more

On the prairie my love did go
They said, to pick the prairie rose
Of many roses her hands pulled
Till her basket of wick was full

She spread the roses for her bed
On prairie grass she laid her head
Her life would pass, words unspoken
My prairie maid's heart was broken

Like an eagle that flies so high
Like a river that n'ere runs dry
Like sunshine on the valley floor
My heart will forever implore
Why my prairie love is no more

Like an eagle that flies so high
Like a river that n'ere runs dry
Like sunshine on the valley floor
My heart will forever implore
Why my prairie love is no more
      
Leon Neon Blues (Larry W. Jones 05/29/2008) (song#5464)

Through old bar room doors and on hardwood floors
Another heart breaking from whiskey wars
A broken bar stool for a broken fool
Some hillbilly guitars for shootin' pool

Well, my name is Leon and I've come here
For what seems like eons of lonely years
Where tears in the neon lights mix with booze
Friends say I have the Leon Neon blues

Now, maybe I'm slow, but most folks don't know
Just how bad it can get, and sadder yet
When a man's heart begins to fall apart
Teardrops start at just the mention your name

I hear my friends tell me to just pretend
That the world won't end just because you're gone
They may be right, but not tonight, their cues
Cause I can't fight these Leon Neon blues

- instrumental -

Now, maybe I'm slow, but most folks don't know
Just how bad it can get, and sadder yet
When a man's heart begins to fall apart
Teardrops start at just the mention your name

Well now, it's almost three and woe is me
What I'll do at dawn, I don't have a clue
But tomorrow night I know where I'll be
Cause I can't fight these Leon Neon blues

What I'll do at dawn, I don't have a clue
Cause I can't fight these Leon Neon blues
      
Her Departure Was Torture (Larry W. Jones 05/29/2008) (song#5465)

Well, I knew it was over before it was over
Because I already heard the end of love's song
It was such a sad shame
But she had me to blame
Her departure was torture before she was gone

She packed up her duffel and let her feet shuffle
Right out the front door to the trunk of the sedan
It all came unravelled
And she left lots of gravel
Now I've nowhere to travel and drunken again

There's no easy answer for things like a transfer
From new love that was strong to old love that went wrong
This pain ain't new, my friend
Cause I knew it would end
Her departure was torture before she was gone

- instrumental -

She packed up her duffel and let her feet shuffle
Right out the front door to the trunk of the sedan
It all came unravelled
And she left lots of gravel
Now I've nowhere to travel and drunken again

There's no easy answer for things like a transfer
From new love that was strong to old love that went wrong
This pain ain't new, my friend
Cause I knew it would end
Her departure was torture before she was gone
      
Brotherhood Of Steel (Larry W. Jones 05/29/2008) (song#5466)

Their horses were securely saddled
In the dim grey light of the dawn
No words between them were spoken
Both knew the day and time had come

Of campfire embers and bedrolls
Would such fond memories produce
Boiled coffee grounds thrown on the coals
Bent tin cups worn from years of use

Two hard men who would guard friendship
Forged in a brotherhood of steel
Good horses, leather, chaps and whips
Stood the trials of the cattle trails

- instrumental -

Ride side by side, the cowboys oath
For wide open lands they were born
And these lands were mistress to both
Warm as the sun on saddlehorns

In honor, a firm handshake given
A wink and grin, a hidden tear
As onward their dreams were driven
For the end of this trail was near

Adios pard, see ya later
At the next roundup, cards we'll deal
Friendship, nothing could be greater
Forged in a brotherhood of steel
      
Cowboys Are Born With A Busted Heart (Larry W. Jones 05/29/2008) (song#5467)

When he gets thrown, it rattles his bones
But he don't cry when he hits the ground
With dirt he's encrusted from the start
Been that way before he was full grown
He feels alone with crowds all around
Cowboys are born with a busted heart

When cowgirls leave him, it makes him blue
Next rodeo, a new might be found
Though he's found at the end of the chart
Old pickup held together with glue
He's adjusted to the highway sound
Cowboys are born with a busted heart

Now, his Mama taught him common sense
His Pa taught him how to mend a fence
He ought not keep his feelings inside
But he's just got to be his own man
A lone cowboy burning his own brand
Never learning it's ruining his pride

- instrumental -

Another rodeo, bad bull ride
This one might be the end of his hide
Cinch belt feels like it's coming apart
No matter the risk, this he can't miss
He's been maladjusted from the start
Cowboys are born with a busted heart

Now, his Mama taught him common sense
His Pa taught him how to mend a fence
He ought not keep his feelings inside
But he's just got to be his own man
A lone cowboy burning his own brand
Never learning it's ruining his pride

When cowgirls leave him, it makes him blue
Next rodeo, a new might be found
Though he's found at the end of the chart
Old pickup held together with glue
He's adjusted to the highway sound
Cowboys are born with a busted heart
Cowboys are born with a busted heart
      
Cowboy With The Baby Blue Eyes (Larry W. Jones 06/03/2008) (song#5468)

Who has cowgirls in every town
Well, around here it's no surprise
Yipee-ti-yi-oh
The big Texas cowboy with the baby blue eyes

Who's the cowboy they love to buy
New threads and red bandana ties
Yipee-ti-yi-oh
The big Texas cowboy with the baby blue eyes

When the ropin's done and it's time for fun
He's the first one outta the gate
Cowgirls want romance and a two step dance
But now, which one's he gonna take

Who's the cowboy from San Antone
Known for his rugged looks and size
Yipee-ti-yi-oh
The big Texas cowboy with the baby blue eyes

- instrumental -

When the ropin's done and it's time for fun
He's the first one outta the gate
Cowgirls want romance and a two step dance
But now, which one's he gonna take

Who's the cowboy from San Antone
Known for his rugged looks and size
Yipee-ti-yi-oh
The big Texas cowboy with the baby blue eyes
      
This Different Old Me (Larry W. Jones 06/03/2008) (song#5469)

Two different arms are now missing you
Two different lips now miss kissing you
One different heart now wants to be true
This different old me's still loving you

I saw you with a different love yesterday
Today I look at you in a different way
I threw away the best thing I ever had
Now I sing a different tune that makes me sad

Two different arms are now missing you
Two different lips now miss kissing you
One different heart now wants to be true
This different old me's still loving you

- instrumental -

I've tried different things to make these heartaches stop
But the same old memories come out on top
If I could I'd shop around for someone new
But my heart has found a different point of view

Two different arms are now missing you
Two different lips now miss kissing you
One different heart now wants to be true
This different old me's still loving you
      
Paper To Pen (Larry W. Jones 06/03/2008) (song#5470)

Well, I'm gonna put paper to pen
The way my life has been
Gonna write about the happiness
That time cannot suppress
Since that sweet day we met

Yeah, I'm gonna tell the world again
The way my life has been
They can read about it in the scripts
No doubt about your lips
That I cannot forget

And then the grief of a brief break up
Both of our hearts were broken in two
But those debts were paid when we made up
Gonna write that about me and you

- instrumental -

The very last chapter isn't done
Not until you I've won
I want the whole world to comprehend
You're more than just a friend
Cause you're my only one

I want the whole world to comprehend
You're more than just a friend
Cause you're my only
Don't wanna be lonely
Cause you're my only
Dear, you're my love book's beginning and end
      
Sadness And Madness (Larry W. Jones 06/04/2008) (song#5471)

Sadness is the coat I have on
Shadows follow me since you're gone
The stars don't twinkle anymore
And so far, I just walk the floor
Since you took your love and walked out the door

Madness is the state I'm now in
I've lost your love, now I can't win
The stars don't twinkle anymore
And so far, I just walk the floor
Since you took your love and walked out the door

Sadness and madness without you, darlin'
Sweetheart, I can't go on
I walk this lonely floor from night til dawn

- instrumental -

Sadness and madness without you, darlin'
Sweetheart, I can't go on
I walk this lonely floor from night til dawn

Sadness is the coat I have on
Shadows follow me since you're gone
Madness is the state I'm now in
I've lost your love, now I can't win
The stars don't twinkle anymore
And so far, I just walk the floor
Since you took your love and walked out the door
      
On The Trail By The Ponderosa Pine (Larry W. Jones 06/04/20080 (song#5472)

In the Sierras of California
There stands a lonely ponderosa pine
Nearby in a mountain cabin
Lives a girl with lips sweet as wine
Her name is Maria Espinosa
And she is waiting there for me
By that ponderosa pine tree

A big waterfall is always roaring
Bald eagles above are always soaring
Bluebirds sing out among the hills
About fields full of daffodils
Winds whisper anew, Maria Espinosa is lonely too
Big tears are falling from her eyes
Where soft winds through the ponderosa sighs

- instrumental -

In the Sierras of California
On the trail by the ponderosa pine
Sweet memories entwine, both hers and mine
I'm lonely and blue, Maria Espinosa
My yearning heart pines, dear, for only you
In the Sierras of California
On the trail by the ponderosa pine

I'm lonely and blue, Maria Espinosa
My yearning heart pines, dear, for only you
In the Sierras of California
On the trail by the ponderosa pine
      
Valley Of The Brazos (Larry W. Jones 06/04/2008) (song#5473)

By the slow and winding stream
In the valley of the Brazos
There I left my love and dream
Where the old Brazos River flows

If old time, I could rewind
Then where I would go, my heart knows
I'd find the one left behind
In the valley of the Brazos

In that Texas valley green
I left her for trails far away
Such sadness I've never seen
All for a cowboy's lowly pay

If old time, I could rewind
Then where I would go, my heart knows
I'd find the one left behind
In the valley of the Brazos

- instrumental -

By the Brazos, bailin' hay
It was work I was glad to do
Cowboy life ain't what they say
Cause I ain't livin' without you

If old time, I could rewind
Then where I would go, my heart knows
I'd find the one left behind
In the valley of the Brazos

Workin' for a hard trail boss
I'm thinkin' about where I've been
Always thinkin' of my loss
Will Brazos days ever come again

If old time, I could rewind
Then where I would go, my heart knows
I'd find the one left behind
In the valley of the Brazos
      
Cold Cold Beer (Larry W. Jones 06/04/2008) (song#5474)

Joe, push B-10 on the jukebox and let me hear
That old lost love song that causes me pain
Then Joe, pop a top off another cold cold beer
And please fill up my glass of cheer again

Joe, fill my glass of cheer up to the brim
I hear she's really gonna marry him
No wonder why my vision isn't clear
Now Joe, I don't know how long I'll hold on
My story's told in that old lost love song
There are tears in this glass of cold cold beer

This is not a prison made of stone that I'm in
But Joe, it sure seems to be cold in here
I've lost her, Joe, and now her love I'll never win
To free me from chains of this cold cold beer

- instrumental -

This is not a prison made of stone that I'm in
But Joe, it sure seems to be cold in here
I've lost her, Joe, and now her love I'll never win
To free me from chains of this cold cold beer

Oh, the beer is cold, so sparkling and cold
Like cold diamonds in the heavens above
Joe, I've paid for a glass of cheer
But right here in this cold cold beer
I'm drowning all my hopes and dreams of love
      
The Dying Of Lili Marleen (Larry W. Jones 06/04/2008) (song#5475)

There underneath the lamplight by the barrack gate
He remembered how Lili Marleen used to wait
For it was there that he whispered to her tenderly
From this awful war I'll return to you again
My Lili of the lamplight, my Lili Marleen

Her love marched to where the desert sands were burning
From the town of Tobruk down to El Alamein
Oh, he would never know until his returning
Of the dying of Lili Marleen

As he knelt where the candles were glowing so bright
He could hear the choir as they sang soft and low
Then he whispered to his darling of the lamplight
Lili Marleen, dear, I loved you so

She would have been his bride in all of her glory
But now their love refrain has only words of pain
Trying to comprehend the end of love's story
And the dying of Lili Marleen

Oh, not one eye was dry in the congregation
Their crying was for a girl who loved, but in vain
All said goodbye to the darling of the nation
At the dying of Lili Marleen
      
Wedding Of Marigold And Prairie Rose (Larry W. Jones 06/05/2008) (song#5476)

While riding through the prairie on a springtime eve
Twilight shadows were just about to fall
Dim light shined on the trail as daytime took its leave
Before the dark of night had covered all

I spread my bedroll on the lone prairie with care
My weary eyes closed for a sleepy doze
I dreamed of a wedding of prairie flowers there
A marigold groom, bride a prairie rose

The paintbrush kissed the daisy, daffodils turned pink
The larkspur bowed their heads in sweet repose
Prairie morning glories told asters the story
Wedding of marigold and prairie rose

Morning came and I awoke from my prairie sleep
By the trail my pony waited for me
Cooled by the breeze, the prairie air was fresh and sweet
Flowers of the prairie seemed to agree

As the sun arose, all the flowers did respond
Nodding heads like a crowded schoolroom class
The princess of the flowers waved her magic wand
And whispered to the flowers in the grass

The paintbrush kissed the daisy, daffodils turned pink
The larkspur bowed their heads in sweet repose
Prairie morning glories told asters the story
Wedding of marigold and prairie rose
      
Wreckage Along The Railroad (Larry W. Jones 06/05/2008) (song#5477)

I'm just wreckage along the railroad, trash along the tracks
It don't matter where this old railroad ends
I'll just keep on riding because there ain't no turning back
Though I never know what's around the bends

I've met a lot of hobos just as much a wreck as I
Shared a pot of soup and a drink or two
I always tell them, I'll see you soon, instead of goodbye
Then hop the next freight coming into view

I've rolled through many towns, big and small, but I've never stayed
I've looked at all the places far from home
Oh, please don't pity me for this wrecked railroad masquerade
I'll take a rain check on the dreams I've known

- instrumental -

I'm just wreckage along the railroad, on the same old tracks
I'll ride these old rails til she's forgotten me
I don't need much money and what I own is on my back
I've still got miles to go and lots to see

My poor heart's been wounded by an old love I couldn't win
Played my cards for a queen and lost the bet
I'll have to hide my tears and try to take it on the chin
I'm just wreckage along the railroad of regret
      
Walkabout In The Great Outback (Larry W. Jones 06/05/2008) (song#5478)

Things are crook in Tallarook, need a change of pace
And I'm gonna do it fast, cause mate, that's my case
Change outta this new suit 'n tie before I die
Talkin' 'bout back to the great outback, yes siree
Take a walkabout in the great outback with me

Downunder in Aussieland we've got expertise
Walkin' about in the sand to a billabong by the trees
Put the billy on, a spot 'o tea, yeah we could
And a big brisket on the barbie, do you good
Take a walkabout in the great outback with me

I've had enough of that old stuff on TV screens
A walkabout in the great outback, change of scene
Play didgeridoo like Aborigines do
Take a walkabout in the great outback with me
Yeah, come on, you can do it too

Downunder in Aussieland we've got expertise
Walkin' about in the sand to a billabong by the trees
Put the billy on, a spot 'o tea, yeah we could
And a big brisket on the barbie, do you good
Take a walkabout in the great outback with me

Walkabout in the great outback
Good for a Jackaroo
Gimmie slack for the great outback
Good for a Jilleroo

Downunder in Aussieland we've got expertise
Walkin' about in the sand to a billabong by the trees
Put the billy on, a spot 'o tea, yeah we could
And a big brisket on the barbie, do you good
Take a walkabout in the great outback with me

Take a walkabout in the great outback with me
Come on baby, there's lots to see
Take a walkabout in the great outback with me
      
The River Is Broad (Larry W. Jones 06/06/2008) (song#5479)

The river is broad, I can't get across
The cold raging torrent is much too high
I need a boat for where the rapids toss
To reach my baby on the other side

Love can be gentle, and love can be kind
Or love can turn detrimental and cold
But one hard to find is that love of mine
It's sentimental and as pure as gold

Like a fine sailing ship that plys the sea
She's loaded with love she supplies to me
I'm just as deep in love as deep can be
Across the river I can hear her plea

The river is broad, I can't get across
The cold raging torrent is much too high
I need a boat for where the rapids toss
To reach my baby on the other side

- instrumental -

Love can be gentle, and love can be kind
But one hard to find is that love of mine

Like a fine sailing ship that plys the sea
She's loaded with love she supplies to me
I'm just as deep in love as deep can be
Across the river I can hear her plea

The river is broad, I can't get across
The cold raging torrent is much too high
I need a boat for where the rapids toss
To reach my baby on the other side
      
The Way I Feel (Larry W. Jones 06/06/2008) (song#5480)

Now, the way I feel is like a cowboy
Whose herd stampeded and is seen no more
A ponderosa pine that's been destroyed
And there's no sign of why the winds did roar

Now, a woman is like a young heifer
A cowboy's like a ponderosa pine
He can be a mighty fine shade for her
When the hot prairie sun begins to shine

His strong arms like branches will surround her
As she grows into a blue ribbon prize
But all too soon after he has found her
She'll stampede away right before his eyes

- instrumental -

Now, the way I feel is like a cowboy
Whose herd stampeded and is seen no more
A ponderosa pine that's been destroyed
And there's no sign of why the winds did roar

Now, if I had a fast pony, I'd ride
I'd ride after you
And if you were over the Great Divide
I'd ride there too
I'd ride there too
      
George Bittercreek Newcomb (Larry w. Jones 06/07/2008) (song#5481)

Once there lived a wild west Texas cowboy
And George Bittercreek Newcomb was his name
He was born in Kansas in old Fort Scott
But out to west Texas is where he came
Now, George was his Daddy's favorite son
His Mama said he was her pride and joy
But he was a wild west Texas cowboy

T'was at an early age that George left home
And out west to the Long S Ranch he roamed
Now, Texas John Slaughter was the owner
It's said he treated George Newcomb quite well
But George was a loner, soon a goner
Drifted up to Oklahoma, his ploy
Cause he was a wild west Texas cowboy

One day on the prairie, George rode along
Listnin' to a mockin' bird sing his song
Up rode the Dunn brothers with sister Rose
Rose Dunn was their decoy, the story goes
The Dunn brothers meant to kill and destroy
George was a west Texas outlaw cowboy
He was a west Texas outlaw cowboy

Throw down your gun, we're four brothers to one
Surrender to the law, the law has won
But George drew his pistol, often employed
I'll fight, said the wild west Texas cowboy

George fired a shot at Calvin, four fired back
Dal, Bee and Bill loaded George on a wagon
Looked like a bullet riddled gunny sack
Once there lived a wild west Texas cowboy
He was a member of the Wild Bunch gang
And George Bittercreek Newcomb was his name
George Bittercreek Newcomb was his name
      
Trail Drover (Larry W. Jones 06/07/2008) (song#5482)

Well, I'd been a trail drover for many a year
Wild longhorn Texas cattle had brought me no cheer
But I rode from the roundup with gold in great store
And never will I be a trail drover no more

I'll sing, no, nay, never
No, nay never no more 
Will I be a trail drover
No never no more

Now, into the Silver Dollar I proudly went
I told Miss Amanda, all my money I'd spent
I asked her for credit but she said, go away
Broke cowboys like you, I see in here every day

I'll sing, no, nay, never
No, nay never no more 
Will I be a trail drover
No never no more

I took from my vest, ten gold dollars in her sight
And Miss Amanda's eyes opened up wide and bright
She said, listen cowboy, you have told me a joke
I will serve my best whiskey to such a cowpoke

I'll sing, no, nay, never
No, nay never no more 
Will I be a trail drover
No never no more

My next stop was Molly, like a prodigal son
I asked for her pardon for leaving her alone
Sweet Molly then kissed me, as often done before
I swore I'd never be a trail drover no more

I'll sing, no, nay, never
No, nay never no more 
Will I be a trail drover
No never no more
      
Honky Tonk Darling (Larry W. Jones 06/11/2008) (song#5483)

You wouldn't answer the phone if I called you
And writing a letter wouldn't mean a thing
So, I'm singing this song dear, just to tell you
That what I feared all along has taken wing

Dear, I knew you were a honky tonk darling
You always loved the glamour of city sights 
Now you've gone back on those new vows you promised
And returned to those old downtown neon lights

The enchantment of the night life has beckoned
To bar rooms where the jukebox plays music loud
A honky tonk darling, I should have reckoned
Would someday return to the neon lights crowd

Dear, I knew you were a honky tonk darling
You always loved the glamour of city sights 
Now you've gone back on those new vows you promised
And returned to those old downtown neon lights

It pains my heart to know you love another
And that your love for me is no longer found
I would ask you to come back, but why bother
The bridge between us has burned right to the ground

Dear, I knew you were a honky tonk darling
You always loved the glamour of city sights 
Now you've gone back on those new vows you promised
And returned to those old downtown neon lights

Sweet memories of you will always haunt me
And I'll dream of you as lonely years go on
Dear, even though I know that you don't want me
You'll be forever remembered in my song

Dear, I knew you were a honky tonk darling
You always loved the glamour of city sights 
Now you've gone back on those new vows you promised
And returned to those old downtown neon lights
      
I Hope You Don't Mind (Larry W. Jones 06/11/2008) (song#5484)

When I saw you last night, sweet darlin'
You looked like a dream that just came true
So, I hope you don't mind, sweet darlin'
If I fall deeply in love with you

You're the kind of dream I have read of
The kind that lives in old story books
Now it seems there is not a shred of
Doubt that you're real by your darlin' looks

If I fall deeply in love with you
Would you say you'd love me in return
Would you make my fondest dreams come true
Respond that for me your love would burn

- instrumental -

You're the kind of dream I have read of
The kind that lives in old story books
Now it seems there is not a shred of
Doubt that you're real by your darlin' looks

When I saw you last night, sweet darlin'
You looked like a dream that just came true
So, I hope you don't mind, sweet darlin'
If I fall deeply in love with you

Oh, I hope you don't mind, sweet darlin'
I've already fallen deep in love with you
      
I Remember The World We Had (Larry W. Jones 06/12/2008) (song#5485)

Again and again I remember the world we had
It always swirled around our love that grew constantly
That incredible, unforgettable world we had
When you were so in love with me

Back then, every bright street light turned into twinkling stars
It was just like the marriage of Venus and of Mars
And every path that we walked seemed to be lined with gold
When you were mine to have and hold

Again and again I remember the world we had
I was so glad when you loved me

- instrumental -

Back then, every bright street light turned into twinkling stars
It was just like the marriage of Venus and of Mars
And every path that we walked seemed to be lined with gold
When you were mine to have and hold

Again and again I remember the world we had
I was so glad when you loved me
Again and again I remember the world we had
      
Wreck Of The Fireball Mail (Larry W. Jones 06/12/2008) (song#5486)

One cold and rainy night, not a beam of moonlight
The wind was blowing freezing rain straight down the rails
The engineer was brave, gave his sweetheart a wave
And climbed into the cabin of the Fireball Mail

His sweetheart said, so long, the throttle sounded strong
Nothing could go wrong with the Fireball Mail that night
Though tonight apart, he had a song in his heart
Tomorrow she would be his darling wedded wife

Iron wheels made a clack as the train rolled down the track
And the stack was glowing red as the black coal burned
There was no sense of dread as the light shined ahead
For his darling, the heart of the engineer yearned

- instrumental -

When he went around the curve, then froze every nerve
For he observed a strange light speeding on the rails
He saw the bad mistake as he pulled on air brakes
Tonight was his final ride on the Fireball Mail

Doubtful that he'd survive, they found him half alive
Along the tracks in the wreck of the Fireball Mail
He asked them to send a message to all his kin
And to his darling waiting with her wedding veil

There's a small cottage new, I bought for me and you
I furnished it for you with love in great detail
Darling, now it's yours alone, for soon I'll be gone
Remember me and the wreck of the Fireball Mail
      
Conestoga Wagons (Larry W. Jones 06/12/2008) (song#5487)

Conestoga wagons left St. Louis
Across prairies far from home
Conestoga wagons left on the land
Ruts and memories long gone

Rolling along in daylight and darkness
What was needed was inside
While outside was danger, death and harshness
On a Conestoga ride

The western sun in their eyes was blinding
Deserts tried to take them down
But brave pioneers kept up the grinding
Past places now just ghost towns

- instrumental -

Conestoga wagons circled campfires
Heard singing and music played
Conestoga wagons today inspires
Dreams that bold pioneers made

Many of them found their beautiful dream
Some lost it along the way
Conestoga wagons crossed mountain streams
Searching for a new born day
      
I Found The Answer (Larry W. Jones 06/13/2008) (song#5488)

I found the answer why soft breezes sigh
I found the answer why children like pie
Why beauty will always apply
I found the answer why

I found the answer why wine is in casks
Why people are cast in sunshine to bask
Why dreams drift invisibly by
I found the answer why

Why winter turns to spring, summer to fall
Why bluebirds all sing and have such a ball
Such great miracles all have an answer
Just like you when love called

I found the answer why men fall in love
I found the answer from heaven above
The answer is you, and my dreams came true
You answered my prayer for love

- instrumental -

Why winter turns to spring, summer to fall
Why bluebirds all sing and have such a ball
Such great miracles all have an answer
Just like you when love called

I found the answer why men fall in love
I found the answer from heaven above
The answer is you, and my dreams came true
You answered my prayer for love
      
Rollin' West (Larry W. Jones 06/19/2008) (song#5489)

Well, I was too young to know, there ain't many happy roads
I headed east and felt released with all my dreams in tow
For a little while I whittled the miles, but soon turned blue
So I asked the city folks what a cowpoke ought to do

Start rollin' west
Where the weather is blessed
Start rollin' west
This city life is stressed
This old asphalt ain't worth its salt, you'll only get depressed
Cowboy, before you die, just say goodbye and find your quest
Start rollin' west

- instrumental -

I quit my job, said bye to the mob, donned my cowboy hat
Spent some bucks for a pickup truck, left like a scalded cat
The highway called and out west I hauled to some places new
Texas dreamin' was my schemin' as toward the west I flew

I'm rollin' west
I've been gone for awhile
I'm rollin' west
Where songs are Texas style
I pity the folks in New York City and all the rest
I'm goin' where nothin's little bitty, it's just the best
I'm rollin' west

I'm rollin' west
Truckin' to Abilene
I'm rollin' west
Where air is fresh and clean
Now, when I get home where I belong, I won't be depressed
It won't be long and it sure ain't wrong to be Texas blessed
I'm rollin' west
      
Willows Weeping In The Wind (Larry W. Jones 06/20/2008) (song#5490)

Where the river flows, I see them
Willows weeping in the wind
Crying for someone departed
Weeping for my love again

Her love was warm in December
I hold her memory within
Even willow trees remember
Willows weeping in the wind

- instrumental -

Her long hair was soft and golden
Love was pure as gold back then
Sad willows cry for things olden
Willows weeping in the wind

When comes resurrection Sunday
She'll come to me with love again
No tears will fall on that day
No willows weeping in the wind
      
Nobody's Gonna Know (Larry W. Jones 06/20/2008) (song#5491)

Nobody's gonna know my dreams have vanished
Nobody's gonna know when my tears all flow
I'll find me a wishing well and make a wish
That you'll return but nobody's gonna know

I know I'll say we weren't meant for each other
So you went on your way and I went on mine
And I'll pretend that my poor heart's not bothered
Though it will never mend til the end of time

- instrumental -

Nobody's gonna know my eyes are crying
Cause I'll just turn away so my tears don't show
Nobody's gonna know my heart is dying
From all my fears but nobody's gonna know

Nobody's gonna know you found another
Although some might even say, I told you so
But even if they all do, I would rather
Go make believe so nobody's gonna know
      
Waltz Of The Harvest Moon (Larry W. Jones 06/20/2008) (song#5492)

I held you in my arms in the twilight
We both watched the waltz of the harvest moon
Falling in love with you was the highlight
Dancing to the waltz of the harvest moon

Stars in your eyes promised of tomorrow
And the dance last night ended way too soon
With you, my future will know no sorrow
We'll dance to the waltz of the harvest moon

When the moon is rising in the sky, dear
There'll be no disguising that love is near
As the moon waltzes across the heavens
You'll be the angel my heart will revere

- instrumental -

When the moon is rising in the sky, dear
There'll be no disguising that love is near
As the moon waltzes across the heavens
You'll be the angel my heart will revere

Stars in your eyes promised of tomorrow
And the dance last night ended way too soon
With you, my future will know no sorrow
We'll dance to the waltz of the harvest moon
      
Adobe On The Plains (Larry W. Jones 06/20/2008) (song#5493)

There's an adobe on the plains
Placed there among the purple sage
Where a rainbow comes after rains
Shining on our adobe on the plains

There's a young sweetheart on the plains
Writing a letter page by page
She's asking when will I return
To our little adobe on the plains

Prairie breeze, whisper to my love
Let her know I miss her today
I've been true, lonely hearted too
Each and every day since I've been away

- instrumental -

Prairie breeze, whisper to my love
Let her know I miss her today
I've been true, lonely hearted too
Each and every day since I've been away

There's an adobe on the plains
A small love nest among the sage
I'll answer page by page that I'm
Longing for our adobe on the plains
      
There's Nothing Small In Texas (Larry W. Jones 06/20/2008) (song#5494)

Well, there's nothing small in Texas
Y'all just look and you'll start to see
No, there's nothing small in Texas
And the biggest part of Texas is in this heart of me

Forty nine states just can't compare
From Miami to frosty Nome
All have beauty, it's my duty
To state that Texas is a big state more than world wide known

Now, you may like New York City
Times Square might be the place to be
If you ask me, it's a pity
Because the air in Texas is fresher than Tennessee

Now, there's nothing small in Texas
We have a ball for all to see
No, there's nothing small in Texas
And the biggest part of Texas is in this heart of me

- instrumental -

Now, you may like New York City
Times Square might be the place to be
If you ask me, it's a pity
Because the air in Texas is fresher than Tennessee

Well, there's nothing small in Texas
Y'all just look and you'll start to see
No, there's nothing small in Texas
And the biggest part of Texas is in this heart of me

No, there's nothing small in Texas
And the biggest part of Texas is in this heart of me
      
Hamlet In The Hollow (Larry W. Jones 06/20/2008) (song#5495)

There's a hamlet in the hollow
Down between the green lazy hills
Where we walked hand in hand along
To the song of the water wheels

From that hamlet in the hollow
We said goodbye with tears like rain
As I kissed you, I remember
I said that we would meet again

One day sweetheart, wedding bells will chime soft and low
And in that hamlet in the hollow, you'll be mine, I know

- instrumental -

From that hamlet in the hollow
We said goodbye with tears like rain
As I kissed you, I remember
I said that we would meet again

There's a hamlet in the hollow
With roses as sweet as wine round the door
Our wedding vows we'll both follow
I'll be yours, you'll be mine forevermore
      
Good Old Timey Country Songs (Larry W. Jones 06/21/2008) (song#5496)

I wanna hear them played the way they did in olden days
When my Daddy made his old fiddle ring with harmony
They really cut a rug when they shared that little brown jug
And sang those good old timey country songs

How I long for yesterdays and those good old country ways
And mudcat fishing in the stream as Summer rolled along
We worked hard in the sun, but at night we all had such fun
Singing those good old timey country songs
I wanna hear them played again

- instrumental -

I know it's been many a year, but I still shed a tear
When I think of Mama's teaching all of us right from wrong
As I go back in time, one thing still comes back to my mind
And that's those good old timey country songs
I wanna hear them played again

- instrumental -

I wanna hear those good old timey country songs played again
      
Deep Blue Water Blues (Larry W. Jones 06/21/2008) (song#5497)

Deep blue water blues, deep blue water blues
I keep getting something that I can't use
I'm so deep in love, but in love I lose
I've got a heap of deep blue water blues

No horizon at sea that I can see
It seems to me, I ain't got far to go
We've drifted as far apart as can be
All my sails are trimmed for the final blow

Deep blue water blues, what I call this song
I've worn out all my shoes since you've been gone
My heart's broke and sinking because of you
Troubles run deep with deep blue water blues

- instrumental -

No horizon at sea that I can see
It seems to me, I ain't got far to go
We've drifted as far apart as can be
All my sails are trimmed for the final blow

I've got deep blue water blues, night til dawn
My heart's bruised, it so confused since you're gone
I'm a fool from the old school with no clues
I've got a heap of deep blue water blues
      
I'll Be Honest With You (Larry W. Jones 06/21/2008) (song#5498)

I'll be honest with you dear, in all that I do
Every day after day dear, in all the years through
Wherever I wander, on land or sea of blue
Dear, I really love you, I'll be honest with you

I'll never make your heart break, that would be untrue
It would be a mistake to make tears come from you
You are my sweetheart, my only dream to pursue
Your love I will esteem dear, for my whole life through

When I return home dear, we will marry in June
You will not be alone dear, for I'll be there soon
Please wait for me darling, we will start a life new
Dear, I really love you, I'll be honest with you

- instrumental -

I'll never make your heart break, that would be untrue
It would be a mistake to make tears come from you
You are my sweetheart, my only dream to pursue
Your love I will esteem dear, for my whole life through

When I return home dear, we will marry in June
You will not be alone dear, for I'll be there soon
Please wait for me darling, we will start a life new
Dear, I really love you, I'll be honest with you
      
Bright Blue Day (Larry W. Jones 06/21/2008) (song#5499)

This is a bright blue day, I see her coming my way
I'm singing away all my blues
My love is someone true, and soon she will say, I do
This is a bright blue day for me

I feel like flying, sighing when she's in view
I feel like cheering, hearing she loves me too
This is a bright blue day, I see her coming my way
I'm singing away all my blues

There is no make believe, she never has deceived
This is a bright blue day for me
This is no masquerade, true vows of love we made
This is a bright blue day for me

- instrumental -

This is a bright blue day, I see her coming my way
I'm singing away all my blues
My love is someone true, and soon she will say, I do
This is a bright blue day for me

I feel like flying, sighing when she's in view
I feel like cheering, hearing she loves me too
This is a bright blue day, I see her coming my way
I'm singing away all my blues
      
Change Of Dreams (Larry W. Jones 06/21/2008) (song#5500)

Darling, it seems that you have had a change of dreams
It's sad to think your love was just an evil scheme
A lovely work of art, but lies lurked in your heart
Yes, you seem to have had a change of dreams

I took for granted words of love you had to say
But you had planted seeds of love that I esteemed
Now you've recanted on your vows of yesterday
And you seem to have had a change of dreams

You've already said goodbye to those dreams we shared
I'll cry an ocean like an island in the stream
Dear, you cannot deny that at one time you cared
But you seem to have had a change of dreams

- instrumental -

I took for granted words of love you had to say
But you had planted seeds of love that I esteemed
Now you've recanted on your vows of yesterday
And you seem to have had a change of dreams

You've already said goodbye to those dreams we shared
I'll cry an ocean like an island in the stream
Dear, you cannot deny that at one time you cared
But you seem to have had a change of dreams
Yes, you seem to have had a change of dreams
      
Everyone Loves A Train Song (Larry W. Jones 06/27/2008) (song#5501)

I heard the train a-coming on a Georgia night
Cold rain was falling in the locomotive light
She was waiting in the rain, waiting for the train

She was an outbound woman
Leaving on the outbound train was her scheme
Left me standing in the rain
Searching in vain, the reason for her dream

Everyone loves a train song
Cause everyone's heard the sound of the outward bound
Everyone loves a train song
Cause dreams seem to disappear where they can't be found

Everyone loves a train song
On a rainy night in Georgia, it don't seem right
Everyone loves a train song
But this old train song is breaking my heart tonight

Play me another train song
Though the feeling don't seem right
Play me another train song
On this rainy Georgia night

- instrumental -

Everyone loves a train song
Cause everyone's heard the sound of the outward bound
Everyone loves a train song
Cause dreams seem to disappear where they can't be found

Everyone loves a train song
On a rainy night in Georgia, it don't seem right
Everyone loves a train song
But this old train song is breaking my heart tonight

Play me another train song
Though the feeling don't seem right
Play me another train song
On this rainy Georgia night
      
Live And Learn (Larry W. Jones 06/28/2008) (song#5502)

Live and learn how it is to live in sorrow
Live and learn how it feels when you've been burned
How it is to lose your dreams of tomorrow
When good things turn out wrong, you'll live and learn

Live and learn how it is when love's departed
Live and learn how a lonely heart can yearn
How it is to know that you're broken hearted
When good things turn out wrong, you'll live and learn

If you see your man with another girl
Then you'll know what you have done to my world
Live and learn how it is to stop dreaming
How it is to see all your bridges burned
Dear, one day you'll pay for all your scheming
When good things turn out wrong, you'll live and learn

- instrumental -

Live and learn how it is when love's departed
Live and learn how a lonely heart can yearn
How it is to know that you're broken hearted
When good things turn out wrong, you'll live and learn

If you see your man with another girl
Then you'll know what you have done to my world
Live and learn how it is to stop dreaming
How it is to see all your bridges burned
Dear, one day you'll pay for all your scheming
When good things turn out wrong, you'll live and learn
      
Roundhouse At The Switchyard (Larry W. Jones 06/28/2008) (song#5503)

The roundhouse at the switchyard is where all freight trains come in
They turn the locomotives 'round and send 'em out again
I strolled up to a rounder and told him some of my tales
The rounder said that hobos weren't allowed to ride the rails
Well, I waited for the next freight train's outbound whistle roar
By the roundhouse at the switchyard, I closed the boxcar door

Oh de lay ee ay di oh lay ee, Oh de lay ee ay di oh lay ee

Well, I rode that train to Texas, where I was dreaming of
Across wide open prairies with the moon and stars above
I rode the rails to Frisco, it wasn't the promised land
So I headed back to Texas, not a dime in my hand
The roundhouse at the switchyard is where all freight trains come in
Now I'm staying around Texas where all my dreams have been

Oh de lay ee ay di oh lay ee, Oh de lay ee ay di oh lay ee

Well, I rode that train to Texas, where I was dreaming of
Across wide open prairies with the moon and stars above
I rode the rails to Frisco, it wasn't the promised land
So I headed back to Texas, not a dime in my hand
The roundhouse at the switchyard is where all freight trains come in
Now I'm staying around Texas where all my dreams have been

Oh de lay ee ay di oh lay ee, Oh de lay ee ay di oh lay ee
      
Bottom Dollar Song Of Love (Larry W. Jones 07/04/2008) (song#5504)

Well, I guess I'm down to where I belong
And I'm bound to move along
Bet my bottom dollar she won't return
I guess the bottom line is, live and learn

Now, I've been down this road a time or two
And it's a heavy load to sing the blues
There's no use in trying to tag along
Singing a bottom of the barrel song of love

Well, I'm down to my bottom dollar song
Sweet dreams don't come 'round like they did before
The lines in my love songs came out all wrong
They're not as strong since she walked out the door
Yes, I'm down to my bottom dollar song of love

- instrumental -

My arms once held the treasure of a dream
Worth more than what a million dollars seem
She was a love song that came from above
Now she's gone and I'm down at the bottom of love

Well, I'm down to my bottom dollar song
Sweet dreams don't come 'round like they did before
The lines in my love songs came out all wrong
They're not as strong since she walked out the door
Yes, I'm down to my bottom dollar song of love
      
Like The Zephyr Breeze (Larry W. Jones 07/04/2008) (song#5505)

The Zephyr breeze is a vagabond breeze
A vagabond breeze that loves to ramble
And I am bound to go where I please
Go where I please like the Zephyr breeze

In a lonely town when the sun went down
I was born one night
And a freight train horn sounded so forlorn
My heart would scorn all that seemed right

The Zephyr breeze is a vagabond breeze
A vagabond breeze that loves to ramble
And I am bound to go where I please
Go where I please like the Zephyr breeze

- instrumental -

Now, I found a girl in a coffee shop
And I asked her to be my own
But the Zephyr breeze just wouldn't stop
Now she's still there and I'm still gone

The Zephyr breeze is a vagabond breeze
A vagabond breeze that loves to ramble
And I am bound to go where I please
Go where I please like the Zephyr breeze
Like the Zephyr breeze
Like the Zephyr breeze
      
Plenty More (Larry W. Jones 07/04/2008) (song#5506)

Dear, you know I'm waiting for the mailman
I'm waiting for your letter at my door
My darling, send me one and plenty more
Send me one and plenty more

I wrote how I wait for the phone to ring
To hear the voice of someone I adore
My darling, call me once and plenty more
Call me once and plenty more

Dear, think of the love we shared
Way back when you really cared
Now, my poor heart's still breaking
Started with love's aching
I need your love as before
Your love, I need plenty more
Your love, I need plenty more

- instrumental -

Dear, think of the love we shared
Way back when you really cared
Now, my poor heart's still breaking
Started with love's aching
I need your love as before
Your love, I need plenty more
Your love, I need plenty more

I need your love as before
Your love, I need plenty more
      
East To West And Wall To Wall (Larry W. Jones 07/05/2008) (song#5507)

It falls on the walls in the house where I once lived
And on the floor in the light that the fireplace gives
Ever since I left that house, I've been in a fix
It falls on motel walls along Route Sixty Six

East to West and wall to wall
North to South her mem'ry falls
Makes me feel like three feet tall
East to West and wall to wall

I know California is called the Golden State
But I've lost the real gold to which my mind relates
Her mem'ry follows me from shore to shining shore
And I'm pining for her more than ever before

East to West and wall to wall
North to South her mem'ry falls
Makes me feel like three feet tall
East to West and wall to wall

- instrumental -

I'm rolling down Highway Sixty Six with mem'ries I recall
My mind is playing tricks with visions of someone five feet tall

East to West and wall to wall
North to South her mem'ry falls
Makes me feel like three feet tall
East to West and wall to wall
      
Rose Of Doom (Larry W. Jones 07/05/2008) (song#5508)

Here in this cellblock I'm so lonely
They won't unlock me from this pen
About my love I'm thinking only
And all those good times that might have been

She sent me a rose as a symbol
Of her love for me in the bloom
In my hand her red rose will tremble
When they have lead me to my doom

The warden said he just don't believe
Anything that I've got to say
But I'm not guilty, and so I grieve
For someone's sin I have to pay

- instrumental -

She sent me a rose as a symbol
Of her love for me in the bloom
In my hand her red rose will tremble
When they have lead me to my doom

So long darling, the sun will soon rise
It won't be long now, I suppose
Love for you I never compromised
Next to my heart the warden will find your rose
      
San Antone Stroll (Larry W. Jones 07/05/2008) (song#5509)

I was dancing with a beauty
Beneath the old San Antone moon
The band played the San Antone Stroll
She was as pretty as I'd ever seen
I was happy as a cowboy who's king
Before she whispered, cowboy I must go

How can I ever forget the night when we met
I found her and my heart she stole
Forever, this cowboy will yearn
For that sweet day when she'll return
And we'll dance to the San Antone Stroll

- instrumental -

I was dancing with a beauty
Beneath the old San Antone moon
The band played the San Antone Stroll
She was as pretty as I'd ever seen
I was happy as a cowboy who's king
Before she whispered, cowboy I must go

How can I ever forget the night when we met
I found her and my heart she stole
Forever, this cowboy will yearn
For that sweet day when she'll return
And we'll dance to the San Antone Stroll

Forever, this cowboy will yearn
For that sweet day when she'll return
And we'll dance to the San Antone Stroll
      
A Cowboy Night Herd Song (Larry W. Jones 07/05/2008) (song#5510)

What's the rush, little mav'ricks, the sun has gone down
The trail has been long and we've covered lots of ground
Feed along, little mav'ricks, graze on the grass slow
Sleep mav'ricks, for on the trail tomorrow we'll go

Quit bawling, little mav'ricks, whatever you do
I've ridden drag, in dust I've gagged, night-herded too
Tried to make you doggies slow down til I've turned blue
My pony is weary and I'm tired to the bone
But if you mav'ricks stampede, I know I'll be gone
Round up little mav'ricks, now round up to my song

Oh my, little mav'ricks, the moon is big and round
Now, come on, little mav'ricks, come and settle down
My eyes are quite heavy, my saddle seat is sore
So, lay down, little mav'ricks, the prairie's your floor
Round up little mav'ricks, don't range around no more

Well now, little mav'ricks, I see you've all laid down
The whole herd is sleeping, no coyotes around
Snore now, little mav'ricks, til tomorrow comes 'round
Then we'll all hit the trail with a wild longhorn sound
Sleep til dawn, little mav'ricks, sleep along
      
Lost Love And Misery (Larry W. Jones 07/05/2008) (song#5511)

Now, this is a song that just can't go wrong
A song about mis'ry, lost love and tears
On hillbilly stations you will soon hear
On the Top Forty, soon it will appear
Cause lost love and mis'ry are selling like hot cakes this year

It's gonna be a big thing and I'll be a star
You're gonna hear 'em play it way up on the charts
Nashville's gonna play it, in Austin they'll say it
Now, this is a song that just can't go wrong
Cause lost love and mis'ry are selling like hot cakes this year

I'll sing about how you walked out
You left me with tears in my beer
I didn't know you were leavin'
And you don't know how I'm grievin'
But lost love and mis'ry are selling like hot cakes this year

- instrumental -

I'll sing about how you walked out
You left me with tears in my beer
I didn't know you were leavin'
And you don't know how I'm grievin'
But lost love and mis'ry are selling like hot cakes this year

It's gonna be a big thing and I'll be a star
You're gonna hear 'em play it way up on the charts
Nashville's gonna play it, in Austin they'll say it
Now, this is a song that just can't go wrong
Cause lost love and mis'ry are selling like hot cakes this year
Yeah, lost love and mis'ry are selling like hot cakes this year
      
Falling Down The Steps (Larry W. Jones 07/05/2008) (song#5512)

I'm through with trying, I'm done with crying
Cause I'm just too blue and broke up inside
I'm falling down the steps of the stairway of love

I tried climbing up but I'm coming down
Love is too hard and too far from the ground
I'm falling down the steps of the stairway of love

Well, I used to worry about my tomorrows
Now I don't hurry, I'll just live with my sorrows
Yeah, I'm gonna quit while I'm still behind
Cut my losses before I lose my mind

The doctor told me I've a nervous disorder
I said doctor, send my bill south of the border
I'm falling down the steps of the stairway of love

- instrumental -

Well, I used to worry about my tomorrows
Now I don't hurry, I'll just live with my sorrows
Yeah, I'm gonna quit while I'm still behind
Cut my losses before I lose my mind

I tried climbing up but I'm coming down
Love is too hard and too far from the ground
I'm falling down the steps of the stairway of love
      
Rainbow Of Love (Larry W. Jones 07/05/2008) (song#5513)

There's a rainbow of love a-shinin' now that I've found you
And I'll do everything I can to persuade you to stay
When you said you'll love me too, my skies all turned blue
And there's a new rainbow of love a-shinin' today

Now, all of my friends say that you were meant for me
I tell my friends our love will last eternally
The forecast for love is as clear as it can be
And there's no cloudy skies as far as I can see

- instrumental -

Now, all of my friends say that you were meant for me
I tell my friends our love will last eternally

Love was in the wind when I found my destiny
A rainbow of love has replaced my misery
The face that I see is of a love that is true
There's a rainbow of love a-shinin' now that I've found you
There's a rainbow of love a-shinin' now that I've found you
      
Lady From Milwaukee (Larry W. Jones 07/05/2008) (song#5514)

She was a lady from Milwaukee and I wondered why
She never lived in a county if the county was dry
She was a lady from Milwaukee, didn't bat an eye
Never got tipsy on an empty case of Miller lite

Well, I courted that lady for almost an entire year
She spent all my money, made it entirely disappear
She was a waster, taster for Milwaukee Miller beer
Schlitz, Blatz, Pabst, Miller, any Milwaukee beer brought her cheer

She was a lady from Milwaukee, a taster for Miller beer

- instrumental -

She said she had to quit because they didn't like her there
Miller Brewing got to stewing when she got to tasting more
She had troubles with the bubbles that Miller brewed with care
She got addicted, afflicted and they kicked her out the door

She was a waster, taster for Milwaukee Miller beer
She was a lady from Milwaukee, didn't bat an eye
Schlitz, Blatz, Pabst, Miller, any Milwaukee beer brought her cheer
She was a lady from Milwaukee
A lady from Milwaukee
She was a lady from Milwaukee and now I know why
      
Land Of Enchantment Of New Mexico (Larry W. Jones 07/06/2008) (song#5515)

Now, I used to live in the Land of Enchantment
Way up high in the mountains of New Mexico
There I met a flower, a rose of the desert
In the Land of Enchantment I loved that girl so

There by a mountain stream they call the Red River
I took her hand in mine for true love to bestow
She said, mi Amigo, my heart is aquiver
Stay in the Land of Enchantment, New Mexico

Way up high in the mountains of New Mexico
In the Land of Enchantment I loved that girl so

- instrumental -

From Red River I wandered, for I had to go
I still fondly remember my sweet desert rose
She said, mi Amigo, I don't want you to go
From the Land of Enchantment of New Mexico

Way up high in the mountains of New Mexico
In the Land of Enchantment lives my desert rose
      
Let Me Die Down In Texas (Larry W. Jones 07/06/2008) (song#5516)

I'm all alone in this city, alone as I can be
It's a pity the open spaces are so far from me
It's been years since I saw prairies and west Texas moonlight
And the stars that shine afar up in the heavens so bright

This cowboy's old and weary, last roundup is nearly done
How I long for west Texas where the longhorn cattle run

Oh de lay ee ay di oh lay ee, Oh de lay ee ay di oh lay ee

Take me back to where cowboys around campfires sing their songs
Let me die down in Texas where this old cowboy belongs

Oh de lay ee ay di oh lay ee, Oh de lay ee ay di oh lay ee

This cowboy's old and weary, last roundup is nearly done
How I long for west Texas where the longhorn cattle run
Take me back to where cowboys around campfires sing their songs
Let me die down in Texas where this old cowboy belongs

Oh de lay ee ay di oh lay ee, Oh de lay ee ay di oh lay ee
      
Knee Deep In Love When We Fall (Larry W. Jones 07/06/2008) (song#5517)

Do you feel that thrill, makes the world stand still
It's like a fire drill that's really a fire
If your heart's all aglow, then you will know
You're on a tight wire with your heart's desire

Do you breath rapidly, laugh happily
The next kiss is something you wouldn't miss
And you would risk everything for love's call
Darling, that's the way we both feel today
This lovely chance we'll take on our romance
We'll both be knee deep in love when we fall

- instrumental -

God above sent down his love to partake
And he crowned you with stars from His blue sky
Dear, I cannot wait for this leap of faith
Wings of love were meant to make love fly

Do you breath rapidly, laugh happily
The next kiss is something you wouldn't miss
And you would risk everything for love's call
Darling, that's the way we both feel today
This lovely chance we'll take on our romance
We'll both be knee deep in love when we fall
We'll both be knee deep in love when we fall
      
Jimmie Rodgers Broke The First Country Heart (Larry W. Jones 07/06/2008) (song#5518)

It was the first country dance
Song of a country romance
A country boy loved a country girl
It was the first country song
About a love that went wrong
In the first honky tonk in the world

It was the first steel guitar
And the first crying fiddle
And city folks all called it plain dirt
It was the first country tune
Neath a country harvest moon
Before the first country hearts got hurt
Jimmie Rodgers broke the first country heart

- instrumental -

It was the first country song
About a love that went wrong
Played on the first country jukebox jive
It was the first country tear
Was shed for some country dear
First country love that didn't survive

We hear no more his guitar
He was the first country star
But his songs tear us apart
It was the first country song
About a love that went wrong
Jimmie Rodgers broke the first country heart
      
No Place Like Texas (Larry W. Jones 07/06/2008) (song#5519)

There's no place like Texas for cowboy ways
Makes no difference on what trail you may roam
When you long for the songs where longhorns graze
For cowboy ways, you can't beat San Antone

I met a cowboy in Nashville and he was saddled for
Texas and some sasparilla with armadillo pie
To Austin, Dalhart, El Paso, Gulf of Mexico's shore
All cowboys are returning to Texas before they die

There's no place like Texas for cowboy ways
Makes no difference on what trail you may roam
When you long for the songs where longhorns graze
For cowboy ways, you can't beat San Antone

- instrumental -

I met a cowboy in Nashville and he was saddled for
Texas and some sasparilla with armadillo pie
To Austin, Dalhart, El Paso, Gulf of Mexico's shore
All cowboys are returning to Texas before they die

When you long for the songs where longhorns graze
There's no place like Texas for cowboy ways
There's no place like Texas for cowboy ways
      
Plenty Of Space In My Heart For The Blues (Larry W. Jones 07/06/2008) (song#5520)

There's plenty of space in my heart for the blues
Some folks win at love and others lose
And ever since the day we parted
In every way I'm broken hearted
There's plenty of space in my heart for the blues

There's plenty of space in my mem'ry for tears
I think back to all those wasted years
And I still cannot forget
Our love ended with regret
There's plenty of space in my mem'ry for tears

- instrumental -

There's plenty of reasons in my life to cry
The worst one was when you said goodbye
And ever since our romance ended
Dear, I don't care to be befriended
There's plenty of reasons in my life to cry

There's plenty of space in my heart for the blues
Some folks win at love and others lose
And ever since the day we parted
In every way I'm broken hearted
There's plenty of space in my heart for the blues
      
No Trail Boss On The Trails Anymore (Larry W. Jones 07/06/2008) (song#5521)

The old cowboy dreams of his bygone days
When he was trail boss driving longhorn strays
Eyesight's grown dim, almost the end of him
The sun is setting on the last of cowboy ways

There's no trail boss on the trails anymore
They've paved the cattle trails from shore to shore
Along the super slabs the scenery is drab
There's no trail boss on the trails anymore

Bison no longer range, the west has lost its thrill
The silence is strange, no song of the whippoorwill
The old trail boss is at a loss, things now look grave
He wants to be buried on top of old Boot Hill

There's no trail boss on the trails anymore
They've paved the cattle trails from shore to shore
Along the super slabs the scenery is drab
There's no trail boss on the trails anymore

- instrumental -

He remembers his first ride 'cross the Great Divide
Now it hurts every time he tries to take a stride
He's feeling mighty frail, his bones are sore
There's no trail boss on the trails anymore

There's no trail boss on the trails anymore
They've paved the cattle trails from shore to shore
Along the super slabs the scenery is drab
There's no trail boss on the trails anymore
      
Beautiful Biscuit-Bakin' Rosie (Larry W. Jones 07/06/2008) (song#5522)

When the last longhorn is branded
And cattle loaded at the rail
A cowboy can feel so stranded
Riding alone back down the trail
But I just think of sweet Rosie
Heaven sent her from up above
She's the waitress with the posey
At the cafe named Turtle Dove

Beautiful biscuit-bakin' Rosie
She's got my heart lassoed and tied
All the cowboys sure get nosy
And try to take her from my side
Rosie's love is firm and stable
She don't put up with cowboy trash
And when Rosie waits my table
She serves up double cowboy hash

- instrumental -

Sometimes my brain gets all dozy
Instead of cows, I'm herdin' sheep
Cause my main thoughts are of Rosie
Whether I'm wranglin' or asleep
My Rosie came from El Paso
And my whole future she seduced
Cause when Rosie, my heart lassoed
She tied a knot that won't come loose

Beautiful biscuit-bakin' Rosie
She's got my heart lassoed and tied
All the cowboys sure get nosy
And try to take her from my side
Rosie's love is firm and stable
She don't put up with cowboy trash
And when Rosie waits my table
She serves up double cowboy hash
      
A Lock Of Golden Hair In a Worn Yellow Ribbon (Larry W. Jones 07/06/2008) (song#5523)

A lock of golden hair in a worn yellow ribbon
I see it lying there, reminding me of you
A lock of golden hair in a worn yellow ribbon
Is all that adorns a mem'ry of loving you
Is all that adorns a mem'ry of loving you

I never mistreated that girl in any way
But she found someone new and didn't want to stay
My dreams have retreated to yesterday
Of golden hair and yellow ribbons on display

Pay attention friends, if you have a darling wife
Even though you tell her you'll love her all your life
Keep a lock of hair in a new yellow ribbon
Hold it to your heart, then put it safely away
To remind you of her if she decides to stray

- instrumental -

I never mistreated that girl in any way
But she found someone new and didn't want to stay
My dreams have retreated to yesterday
Of golden hair and yellow ribbons on display

A lock of golden hair in a worn yellow ribbon
I see it lying there, reminding me of you
A lock of golden hair in a worn yellow ribbon
Is all that adorns a mem'ry of loving you
Is all that adorns a mem'ry of loving you
      
Lonesome And Blue (Larry W. Jones 07/06/2008) (song#5524)

The lonesome sound of an outward bound
Makes me cry with tears I cannot dry
It reminds me of a love that I once knew
A love that left me lonesome and blue

When I hear that freight train whistle blow
I remember one whom I loved so
Love's ember's still burning, if she only knew
But that girl left me lonesome and blue

When the night is still and moonlight's on the hill
I hear the lonesome song of a whippoorwill
And that's when I get the blues that I can't lose
Mem'ries that leave me lonesome and blue

- instrumental -

When I hear that freight train whistle blow
I remember one whom I loved so
Love's ember's still burning, if she only knew
But that girl left me lonesome and blue

The lonesome sound of an outward bound
Makes me cry with tears I cannot dry
It reminds me of a love that I once knew
A love that left me lonesome and blue
A love that left me lonesome and blue
      
Discernment Of My Heart (Larry W. Jones 07/06/2008) (song#5525)

The discernment of my heart, is you were meant for me
The only one whom my heart yearns to love eternally
No one else could steal my heart and open up its door
The discernment of my heart, is you it's burning for

One seldom knows the reasons why dreams come into sight
But it seems from the start, the season for love is right
The discernment of my heart, is my dreams will be bright
Darling, when you came my way, my heart knew you were right

- instrumental -

The discernment of my heart, is to live and learn
Oh, at times it has been wrong and my love was spurned
Now it knows the difference between what's right and wrong
Darling, you're the difference in my love song

One seldom knows the reasons why dreams come into sight
But it seems from the start, the season for love is right
The discernment of my heart, is my dreams will be bright
Darling, when you came my way, my heart knew you were right
      
It's Sad To Lose At Love Again (Larry W. Jones 07/07/2008) (song#5526)

It's sad to lose at love again, I've lost my smile
If I find love again, it's gonna take awhile
What happened to the sunshine, dark skies up above
It's sad to lose at love again, I've lost my love

Hello bitter teardrops, I've seen you fall before
Loneliness never stops, it's always at my door
I had a brand new sweetheart, now I've got the blues
It's sad to lose at love again, so sad to lose

It's sad to lose at love again, I've lost my smile
If I find love again, it's gonna take awhile
What happened to the sunshine, dark skies up above
It's sad to lose at love again, I've lost my love

- instrumental -

Goodbye to the sunshine, the moon now hides its face
It's like old times when love in June was out of place
I thought you were gonna stay, thought things were alright
I'm out of love again, my future isn't bright

It's sad to lose at love again, I've lost my smile
If I find love again, it's gonna take awhile
What happened to the sunshine, dark skies up above
It's sad to lose at love again, I've lost my love
      
Love Has Been Redefined (Larry W. Jones 07/07/2008) (song#5527)

I thought love was cold as ashes and the flame was gone
Love has been redefined now that you have come back home

Darling, you don't know of the awful shape that I was in
I emptied lots of bottles before the clock struck ten
I know it was wrong, but this was such an empty home
I thought love was cold as ashes and the flame was gone

Love has been redefined now that you have come back home

- instrumental -

I missed your lips so warm and your arms that held me tight
I missed sweet words of love that just makes a home feel right
This time our dreams will last, I'll remind you to hang on
Love has been redefined now that you have come back home

I thought love was cold as ashes and the flame was gone
Love has been redefined now that you have come back home
      
Nearly You Became My Love (Larry W. Jones 07/07/2008) (song#5528)

Nearly you became my love
Nearly my dream from up above
But love was just a game you were thinking of
Nearly some vows in June were made
But how soon they were betrayed
Now my hopes will fade of ever having love

Nearly all my dreams came true
Nearly I heard you say, I do
But you made me cry when someone new came by 
Clearly you were mine, nearly

- instrumental -

Nearly we heard a choir sing
Nearly caused wedding bells to ring
But there were flaws in big plans and little things
Nearly your heart beat with mine
Nearly they were sweetly entwined
Now I know that nearly doesn't mean a thing

Nearly you became my love
Nearly my dream from up above
But love was just a game you were thinking of
Nearly some vows in June were made
But how soon they were betrayed
Now my hopes will fade of ever having love
Nearly you became my love
      
I'd Love To Have You Round Me (Larry W. Jones 07/07/2008) (song#5529)

Dear, I'd love to have you 'round me
When the lonely nights surround me
How I'd love to see how your sweet love would be
Dear, I'd love to know the right hour
When love on you I could shower
Oh, how I'd love to find tonight, your heart's key

I'd love to be with you alone
To see if you would be my own
Dear, it brings me such joy to have you around
Won't you let this new beginning
Become a love without ending
I'd love to have you in this new love I've found

- instrumental -

Dear, I'd love to have you 'round me
When the lonely nights surround me
How I'd love to see how your sweet love would be
Dear, I'm not the kind for flirtin'
So, don't hide behind love's curtain
How I'd love to hear you say that you agree

I'd love to be with you alone
To see if you would be my own
Dear, it brings me such joy to have you around
Won't you let this new beginning
Become a love without ending
I'd love to have you in this new love I've found
      
I'm Still In Love With You (Larry W. Jones 07/07/2008) (song#5530)

Dear, I went out and found a love that's true
Then I found out I'm still in love with you
For heaven's sake, I can't just break away
Make no mistake, I'm still in love with you

Dear, I guess I just don't know what to do
I'm in a mess being in love with two
I regret to say that I can't forget
I tried and yet, I'm still in love with you

- instrumental -

Dear, when you left, I nearly lost my mind
New love I have but old love I still find
I regret to say that I can't forget
I tried and yet, you're not the losing kind

Dear, I guess I just don't know what to do
I'm in a mess being in love with two
I regret to say that I can't forget
I tried and yet, I'm still in love with you
I tried and yet, I'm still in love with you
      
Is She A Love That's New (Larry Jones 07/07/2008) (song#5531)

Her eyes are as bright as heavenly stars
That shine at night up by Venus and Mars
Her smile's as easy as a bluebird soars
I wonder if I'm seeing hers or yours
Yes, I have found a love that's really true
Is she a love that's new or is she really you

Well, I never thought I would see the day
When another like you would come my way
But she's here and I cannot let her go
She gives me all the love you used to give
She's now the reason why my dreams all live
Is it treason that I still think about you so

- instrumental -

She walks the way I remember your walk
She talks the way I remember your talk
She even whispers when she says my name
Wrapped up in my arms, she feels just like you
She even wears high heels just like you do
Am I a heel to even think she is the same

Her eyes are as bright as heavenly stars
That shine at night up by Venus and Mars
Her smile's as easy as a bluebird soars
I wonder if I'm seeing hers or yours
Yes, I have found a love that's really true
Is she a love that's new or is she really you
Is she a love that's new or is she really you
      
Broke And Busted Cowboy (Larry W. Jones 07/07/2008) (song#5532)

I'm just a broke and busted cowboy
Yeah, I'm a broke and busted cowboy
I'm a broke and busted cowboy too far from home

Well, I ain't got no Daddy
No, I ain't got no Daddy
I ain't got no Daddy to buy me boots

Now, I ain't got no Mama
No, I ain't got no Mama
I ain't got no Mama to mend my suits

I'm just a broke and busted cowboy
Yeah, I'm a broke and busted cowboy
I'm a broke and busted cowboy too far from home

Boy, I ain't got no little Sis
No, I ain't got no little Sis
I ain't got no little Sis for me to rattle

And I ain't got no pals
No, I ain't got no pals
I ain't got no saddle pals to herd the cattle

Darn, I ain't got no darlin'
No, I ain't got no darlin'
I ain't got no darlin' to call my own

I'm just a broke and busted cowboy
Yeah, I'm a broke and busted cowboy
I'm a broke and busted cowboy too far from home
      
My Blue Eyed Country Girl (Larry W. Jones 07/07/2008) (song#5533)

When I left her, I thought I saw a frown
But a country boy wants to see the world
Now I know, when these city lights shine down
Bright stars shine on my blue eyed country girl

Those stars above you know how I love you
They have more beauty than this city world
Tomorrow when I wake up I'll be gone
I'm going back to my blue eyed country girl

- instrumental -

Money doesn't mean that much to me now
I'd rather have someone with golden curls
I'm going to speak to her of my vow
I'll always love my blue eyed country girl

Those stars above you know how I love you
They have more beauty than this city world
Tomorrow when I wake up I'll be gone
I'm going back to my blue eyed country girl
I'm going back to my blue eyed country girl
      
This Must Be Love (Larry W. Jones 07/07/2008) (song#5534)

Darling, this must be love, because I feel so good
My tomorrows have no sorrows or sighs

Sweetheart, this must be love, and it feels like it should
My dreams now are all about paradise

My heart cannot stand still, does as it wills
This grand feeling must be love

This must be love, because I feel so good
I understood when I looked in your eyes

- instrumental -

Sweetheart, this must be love, and it feels like it should
My dreams now are all about paradise

My heart cannot stand still, does as it wills
This grand feeling must be love

Darling, this must be love, because I feel so good
I understood when I looked in your eyes
I understood when I looked in your eyes
      
My Melody Of Love To You (Larry W. Jones 07/08/2008) (song#5535)

How does my heart get to feel this light
How do the stars get to shine that bright
How does a rainbow glow red and blue
It's been said that it's because of you

Bluebonnet flowers are earth's delight
Summertime showers bring rainbows bright
The world looks as lovely as can be
Cause of a girl who's in love with me

And I know why the world looks lovely
Just as pretty as can be
Now, there's no need for some committee
To agree that she's for me

Oh, the world may say that love won't stay
But what do they know of love today
Dear, this is my melody
A chorus of harmony
This is my melody of love to you

- instrumental -

Dear, this is my melody
A chorus of harmony
How could anything go wrong
When my song of love is you

Oh, the world may say that love won't stay
But what do they know of love today
Dear, this is my melody
A chorus of harmony
This is my melody of love to you
      
Hobos Ditched On The Gila Monster Route (Larry W. Jones 07/08/2008) (song#5536)

The setting sun shone across the plain
Lit the rear door of an east bound train
And gleamed on a rusty track close by
Where hobos sat on a rotten tie

They were ditched by a shack in cruel fate
High-balled by the bull on their last freight
The freight hit the line on a sanded rail 
When they pulled on out behind the mail

Their train pulled away in the dark night
All they could see was the red tail light
The moon arose and the stars came out
Hobos ditched on the Gila Monster Route

Not a thing in sight but sand and space
No place for hobos to feed their face
No railyard shack for to rest their legs
No hen house where hobos steal their eggs

As they gazed out in the solitude
Both dropped their heads and began to brood
One spoke of the time he lost his mate
In a hobo jungle o're a dinner plate

They both looked around and at their feet
A salamander they speared to eat
Hobos deprived of their daily bread
Cleared their dry throats with some Dago Red

Their train pulled away in the dark night
All they could see was the red tail light
The moon arose and the stars came out
Hobos ditched on the Gila Monster Route
      
Before Your First Teardrop Fell (Larry W. Jones 07/08/2008) (song#5537)

He never brought you happiness
He never tried to do his best
And your happiness matters if love's to dwell
He even went and broke your heart
I knew that teardrops would soon start
And I was there before your first teardrop fell

You know it hurt to let you go
But dear, I had to let you know
That I would stand by you if he should rebel
And darling, I was always near
I was there to calm all your fears
And I was there before your first teardrop fell

I was there when you needed me by your side
To dry away any teardrop should you cry
When things were not going well
You remembered where love dwells
And I was there before your first teardrop fell

- instrumental -

You know it hurt to let you go
But dear, I had to let you know
That I would stand by you if he should rebel
And darling, I was always near
I was there to calm all your fears
And I was there before your first teardrop fell

I was there when you needed me by your side
To dry away any teardrop should you cry
When things were not going well
You remembered where love dwells
And I was there before your first teardrop fell
Yes, I was there before your first teardrop fell
      
This May Be The Time (Larry W. Jones 07/08/2008) (song#5537)

This may be the time
The day when you'll be mine
Who knows what this day holds
Or what the future has in store

This may be the time
The day when you'll be mine
I hope you're real, not fools gold
You're a dream I want to adore

See the stars tonight
They were meant to be shared
See the mellow moon's pale light
This fellow soon will say, I love you

Beautiful you, I hope you see things as I do
Maybe there will be rings to exchange
This may be the time
The day when you'll be mine

- instrumental -

See the stars tonight
They were meant to be shared
See the mellow moon's pale light
This fellow soon will say, I love you

Beautiful you, I hope you see things as I do
Maybe there will be rings to exchange
This may be the time
The day when you'll be mine
      
Cattle Man (Larry W. Jones 07/08/2008) (song#5538)

Well, I'm glad my life began as a cattle man
Not a lot of money but a lot of ranch land
Ain't no charmer, never would-a made a farmer
And I wouldn't trade this life of a cattle man

Well, my hands are kinda rough and my face is too
I'm thankful the Lord gave me a clear head instead
I'm the most fortunate cowboy you ever knew
And I'm glad I've got a ranch with a cattle spread

- instrumental -

Well, I'm up herdin' cattle in the early morn
The brandin's done in the day with the saddle hands
For this weathered cowboy life I know I was born
And I'm glad I live my life as a cattle man

I know I'm gettin' close to the end of the trail
The cattle spread on the prairie I fondly scan
Boys, just close up my coffin with some horseshoe nails
And I'll end this cowboy's life as a cattle man
Yeah, I'll end this cowboy's life as a cattle man
      
One Petal From A Rose (Larry W. Jones 07/08/2008) (song#5539)

I'm mailing you one petal from a rose, dear
To remind you of one lonely broken heart
And if you look closely at the petal, dear
The tear you will see is mine that you made start

I thought you would be true but now I know, dear
That you really didn't try to play your part
I'm mailing you one petal from a rose, dear
To remind you of one lonely broken heart

- instrumental -

The road to my happiness has now ended
Now I've got a load of loneliness to haul
Like one rose petal, my heart can't be mended
I'll mail another when it begins to fall

I know I should despise you for the way my heart is torn
But darling, I still prize you even though I am so forlorn
I'm mailing you one petal from a rose, dear
To remind you of one lonely broken heart 
      
Building Bridges (Larry W. Jones 07/08/2008) (song#5540)

Building bridges, darling I'm building bridges
I'm building bridges to get to you somehow

I found some letters that you once wrote me
When you moved far away to someplace new
I hope you're still single and will be free
To meet me on the bridge I've built to you

Building bridges, darling I'm building bridges
I'm building bridges to get to you somehow

- instrumental -

These bridges that I'm building are made with heartfelt love
They're strong but soft and yielding to one I'm dreaming of
Darling, if you'll let me, I'll show you the way
To cross this bridge of love and forever stay

Building bridges, darling I'm building bridges
I'm building bridges to get to you somehow
      
Cowboy Gathering (Larry W. Jones 07/08/2008) (song#5541)

Oh Molly, I'm excited about what I just saw
I was down the trail a ways, just this side of the draw
I rode as fast as I could and didn't miss a lick
Molly, I need to tell you about it mighty quick

We've got cowboys comin', Molly, there's cowboys comin'
We've got cowboys ridin' up the trail
They're down the trail a ways, raisin' dust in sundown haze
We've got cowboys ridin' up the trail

Tell Grandma, get her bonnet, put a hurry on it
Tell Grandpa to put on his new boots
Put out that welcome sign, cowboys will be here any time
Get those longhorn cows behind the chutes

We've got cowboys comin', Molly, there's cowboys comin'
We've got cowboys ridin' up the trail
They're down the trail a ways, raisin' dust in sundown haze
We've got cowboys ridin' up the trail

- instrumental -

I'll run and check the chicken nest, bring back eggs big and best
We'll spread a big cowboy table and pig out when it's blessed
Grandpa, get your fiddle down, play when cowboys gather 'round
It'll be a cowboy gathering forty miles from town

We've got cowboys comin', Molly, there's cowboys comin'
We've got cowboys ridin' up the trail
They're down the trail a ways, raisin' dust in sundown haze
We've got cowboys ridin' up the trail
Molly, we've got cowboys ridin' up the trail
      
Waltz Her My Way (Larry W. Jones 07/08/2008) (song#5542)

Please waltz her my way while the music plays
The girl in your arms is still my heart's craze
I'll try not to cry as you waltz her by
Although my heart may feel that it will die

Deep in her heart where you don't know
A memory started there so long ago
So, for a fool who still to this day pays
Please waltz her my way while the music plays

Until I was long gone, I never cried
Now I know it was wrong to leave her side
You're waltzing with the girl who once was mine
While the music plays, waltz her by me one more time

- instrumental -

 Until I was long gone, I never cried
Now I know it was wrong to leave her side
You're waltzing with the girl who once was mine
While the music plays, waltz her by me one more time

Deep in her heart where you don't know
A memory started there so long ago
So, for a fool who still to this day pays
Please waltz her my way while the music plays
Waltz her my way while the music plays
      
Don't Remove Your Love From Me (Larry W. Jones 07/08/2008) (song#5543)

Remove the moon from the heavens
And the heavens would soon turn blue
Remove a new leaf from a live oak tree
A weeping willow it would turn into

Remove the strings that bind your heart to mine
And dear, this poor heart of mine will surely break
Your dreams and mine were vowed for all of time
Please don't remove your love for all times sake

Remove the wings from a bluebird
And that bluebird would never sing or fly
Remove water from waterfalls
And their loud roar would turn into a sigh

Don't let your heart do this to me
Darling, please don't remove your love from me

- instrumental -

Remove the strings that bind your heart to mine
And dear, this poor heart of mine will surely break
Your dreams and mine were vowed for all of time
Please don't remove your love for all times sake

Remove the wings from a bluebird
And that bluebird would never sing or fly
Remove water from waterfalls
And their loud roar would turn into a sigh

Don't let your heart do this to me
Darling, please don't remove your love from me
Please don't remove your love from me
Don't remove your love from me
      
Down Along The Stream (Larry W. Jones 07/08/2008) (song#5543)

Down along the stream there's a tree
Under its limbs you vowed to me
That you would be my very own
But darling, now that you have gone
When I go down along the stream
My dreams and I are all alone

Do you recall that willow tree
It was special for you and me
Dear, when you left, you left behind
A heart carved with your name and mine

Down along the stream there's a tree
Under its limbs you vowed to me
That you would be my very own
But darling, now that you have gone
When I go down along the stream
My dreams and I are all alone

- instrumental -

Darling, when autumn comes around
Leaves on our willow tree turn brown
And when they fall, my heart falls too
Down along the stream I miss you

Down along the stream there's a tree
Under its limbs you vowed to me
That you would be my very own
But darling, now that you have gone
When I go down along the stream
My dreams and I are all alone

Down along the stream
My dreams and I are all alone
      
Down A Lonely Lover's Lane (Larry W. Jones 07/09/2008) (song#5544)

I hear the lonely sounds of heartbreak and despair
And I hear footsteps around that aren't really there
It all seems so very strange now that you are gone
As I stroll down a lonely lover's lane alone

I hear voices laughing and sometimes voices cry
And without you near, I feel teardrops from my eyes
This nice place was paradise before you were gone
Now I stroll down a lonely lover's lane alone
 
- instrumental -

I pray that I, as time goes by, can love again, and yet
Some things take time, a hill to climb, darling I can't forget
How we laughed and loved, with moon above, things that now are gone
As I stroll down a lonely lover's lane alone

I hear voices laughing and sometimes voices cry
And without you near, I feel teardrops from my eyes
This nice place was paradise before you were gone
Now I stroll down a lonely lover's lane alone
      
Eleven Roses And An Orchid (Larry W. Jones 07/09/2008) (song#5545)

Dear, I ordered for you today, eleven roses
They will come in a lovely box with ribbons from me
And sweetheart, don't be shocked when your mirror discloses
Eleven roses and an orchid's what you will see

Pretty roses are nice to send for all occasions
But orchids are prettier than roses on display
So, look at these eleven roses in your mirror
Eleven roses and an orchid will look your way

- instrumental -

There's something special about a big box of roses
Even if one of the roses happens to be gone
Darling, what will make up the difference, I suppose is
One beautiful orchid that I'll always call my own

Pretty roses are nice to send for all occasions
But orchids are prettier than roses on display
So, look at these eleven roses in your mirror
Eleven roses and an orchid will look your way
      
Forever Was Our Song Of Love (Larry W. Jones 07/09/2008) (song#5546)

Eternal was the feeling when you and I first met
Caring was the touch that I fondly remember yet
Appealing was the soft hand that I felt placed in mine
And forever was our song of love as sweet as wine

Shattered was the sound of all the love within my heart
Tattered were my dreams when you decided to depart
Mis'ry came on a cold wind when I thought things were fine
When forever was our song of love as sweet as wine

- instrumental -

Tolerance was the load that I carried deep inside
Gladness was down the road on a never ending drive
Sadness was then bestowed that became the cruelest kind
When forever was our song of love as sweet as wine

Shattered was the sound of all the love within my heart
Tattered were my dreams when you decided to depart
Mis'ry came on a cold wind when I thought things were fine
When forever was our song of love as sweet as wine
Forever was our song of love as sweet as wine
      
Empty Rooms (Larry W. Jones 07/09/2008) (song#5547)

Dear, you don't know what I'm undergoing
And I know you don't feel that you're to blame
But this emptiness I feel is growing
Knowing that I have lost you in love's game
Empty rooms surround me, empty rooms I see
These empty rooms have now bound me
To the gloom of an empty dream

Dear, I thought our love would bloom forever
Now emptiness consumes me every day
For the ties that bound us both together
Have broken on the loom and swept away
Empty rooms surround me, empty rooms I see
These empty rooms have now bound me
To the gloom of an empty dream

- instrumental -

Dear, I thought our love would bloom forever
Now emptiness consumes me every day
For the ties that bound us both together
Have broken on the loom and swept away

The sweet love we once had was so warm, dear
As somebody else now knows, I presume
Darling, how I wish I still had you near
To warm, once again, these cold empty rooms
Empty rooms surround me, empty rooms I see
These empty rooms have now bound me
To the gloom of an empty dream
      
Abilene My Abilene (Larry W. Jones 07/09/2008) (song#5548)

Abilene, my Abilene
Where longhorn cattle are lowing
Where the Cedar Creek is flowing
I was a lad of seventeen when I left Abilene

Abilene, my Abilene
Oh, how I miss your grassy plain
When sun shines through the summer rain
Only memories remain as I dream of Abilene

I remember waiting by the depot
For the train that would carry me from home
I wonder if that girl I used to know
Ever thinks about me and where I've roamed
Since I left Abilene

- instrumental -

Abilene, my Abilene
Oh, I must return before my dying
For old Abilene my heart is sighing
I have yearned to return since seventeen
To Abilene, my Abilene

I remember waiting by the depot
For the train that would carry me from home
I wonder if that girl I used to know
Ever thinks about me and where I've roamed
Since I left Abilene, my Abilene
      
Have I Traveled Too Far (Larry W. Jones 07/09/2008) (song#5549)

Have I traveled too far to find your love, dear
Have I traveled too far to see dreams come true
Could I find you if I returned where you are
Or have I traveled too far

I knew I should have stayed the day we parted
For my sad heart has paid as never before
If I return, could time erase every scar
Or have I traveled too far

- instrumental -

Have I traveled too far to be forgiven
Have I traveled too far away from you
Darling, all my dreams of you are still living
I hope I'm not too far to return to you

I knew I should have stayed the day we parted
For my sad heart has paid as never before
If I return, could time erase every scar
Or have I traveled too far
      
Lost Love Songs All Night Long (Larry W. Jones 07/10/2008) (song#5550)

Well, I made a reservation at a cheap hotel
But then I had some reservations 'bout sleepin' well
I tried to go to sleep but I could hear noisy chairs
My hotel room was above a honky tonk downstairs
I covered up my head with a pillow in the gloom
When the band started playin' and a-shakin' the room

Lost love songs all night long
They started sounding like the same old song
The walls resounded 'bout a love gone wrong
Lost love songs all night long
I tossed and I turned until three or four
But the honky tonk band just played some more

- instrumental -

The reason I'm here is that my darlin's gone
She spent all my money, claimed I done her wrong
Now, what's a  fella like me supposed to do
With honky tonk lost love songs comin' right on through

Lost love songs all night long
They started sounding like the same old song
The walls resounded 'bout a love gone wrong
Lost love songs all night long
Lost love songs all night long
Lost love songs all night long
      
Fifty Love Songs (Larry W. Jones 07/11/2008) (song#5551)

Now darlin', our love boat is near the rocks
It's clear I've forgotten some of our vows
And although it's past time to start the clock
I'm gonna make it up to you somehow

Gonna write fifty love songs just for you
Fifty ways to say that we'll make it through
Dear, I've gotta fight for a love that's true
I'm gonna write fifty songs of love just for you

Fifty-fifty was the deal
I know you've given your hundred percent
Darlin', your sweet love is real
But right now, I know mine ain't worth a cent

Now, It might take a month or ninety days
To write just how I'm gonna change my ways
It's gonna be a challenge, that I know
For me to write how much I love you so

- instrumental -

I haven't been untrue, just let things slide
Gonna make it up to you if I can
I realize I need you by my side
Just read the lines of a regretful man

Now, It might take a month or ninety days
To write just how I'm gonna change my ways
It's gonna be a challenge, that I know
For me to write how much I love you so

Gonna write fifty love songs just for you
Fifty ways to say that we'll make it through
Dear, I've gotta fight for a love that's true
I'm gonna write fifty songs of love just for you
      
I Could Tell My Heart (Larry W. Jones 07/11/2008) (song#5552)

Dear, you say that you've found someone new
What could I do to get over you

I could tell my heart to forget you
But I'll never know just how
For it would seem too much like a crime
And other things I would regret too
If I could forget you now
Are lies told this trusting heart of mine

I could tell my heart there'd come a time
When I would find love anew
And it could beat inside a new man
Oh, but I well know this heart of mine
And I know what it would do
Loving you is all it understands

- instrumental -

I could tell my heart there'd come a time
When I would find love anew
And it could beat inside a new man
Oh, but I well know this heart of mine
And I know what it would do
Loving you is all it understands

So darling, I cannot tell my heart
For I don't know where I'd start
It's been in love with you from the day
When you drove grey skies away

I could tell my heart to forget you
But I'll never know just how
Darling, I can never forget you now
      
Texas Is My State (Larry W. Jones 07/12/2008) (song#5553)

Texas is my state, where real cowboys ride today
Texas is my state, where longhorn cattle still stray
Pardner, I once saw ol' Paris
When I sailed out across the foam
But one ol' place better, there is
The only one that I call home
Cause Texas is my state, that ol' lone star is great
This cowboy's home is San Antone

When I'm away from Texas, in lands where I've been
I listen to folks talk, while holding back a grin
Cause I know they have never seen
Amarillo or Abilene
Or heard the music from Austin
Or reined a wild mustang hoss in
Pard, Texas is my state, that ol' lone star is great
This cowboy's home is San Antone

- instrumental -

Pardner, I once saw ol' Paris
When I sailed out across the foam
But one ol' place better, there is
The only one that I call home

When I'm away from Texas, in lands where I've been
I listen to folks talk, while holding back a grin
Cause I know they have never seen
Amarillo or Abilene
Or heard the music from Austin
Or reined a wild mustang hoss in
Pard, Texas is my state, that ol' lone star is great
This cowboy's home is San Antone
      
Clinch Mountain Banjo Rag (Larry W. Jones 07/13/2008) (song#5554)

If you wanna get down on a bluegrass sound
It's a cinch when you've got that old mountain tag
Folks all stay around to hear 'em play that sound
They call that good old Clinch Mountain Banjo Rag

In Tennessee, Appalachian is the name
Don't forget about that old Virginia flag
Them old mountain boys play in the Hall of Fame
With that old tune named Clinch Mountain Banjo Rag

When those banjos ring, Clinch River Valleys peal
And those mountain cloggers don't let their feet drag
The music has that Appalachian appeal
They call that good old Clinch Mountain Banjo Rag

- instrumental -

So, if you happen to be in Tennessee
You'll hear good mountain music of which they brag
Come along to the mountains and play with me
And hear that good old Clinch Mountain Banjo Rag

In Tennessee, Appalachian is the name
Don't forget about that old Virginia flag
Them old mountain boys play in the Hall of Fame
With that old tune named Clinch Mountain Banjo Rag
      
I Had Too Much To Think Last Night (Larry W. Jones 07/13/2008) (song#5555)

I know I had too much to think last night

This morning I don't see too well, stumbling
My brain doesn't work so well in this light
In pain I make morning coffee, fumbling
I know I had too much to think last night

I thought I saw you at the breakfast table
Sitting there, you were such a welcome sight
I thought I kissed your lips, but wasn't able
I know I had too much to think last night

When you departed, my ending started
Now I think there's no end to blues in sight
I tried to go to sleep but counted sheep
I know I had too much to think last night

- instrumental -

I thought I saw you at the breakfast table
Sitting there, you were such a welcome sight
I thought I kissed your lips, but wasn't able
I know I had too much to think last night

When you departed, my ending started
Now I think there's no end to blues in sight
I tried to go to sleep but counted sheep
I know I had too much to think last night
I know I had too much to think last night
      
Crazy In Love With You (Larry W. Jones 07/13/2008) (song#5556)

Dear, I'm going crazy loving you
But I feel the way that I want to
I guess you'd say I'm a loving fool
Darling, I'm crazy in love with you

I'd be in despair to see you go
That would be so unfair, don't you know
I guess you'd say I'm a loving fool
Darling, I'm crazy in love with you

My heart's been roped with a daisy chain
May be crazy but I'm not in pain
I'm crazy in love with you, it's plain
Darling, I'm crazy in love with you

- instrumental -

I'd be in despair to see you go
That would be so unfair, don't you know
I guess you'd say I'm a loving fool
Darling, I'm crazy in love with you


My heart's been roped with a daisy chain
May be crazy but I'm not in pain
I'm crazy in love with you, it's plain
Darling, I'm crazy in love with you
I'm crazy in love with you
      
If You Hear Me Talkin' (Larry W. Jones 07/13/2008) (song#5557)

I hear you talkin', you want me around again
But I'm not done walkin' along this railroad track
Headin' outbound and I'm not comin' back again
If you hear me talkin', then you know I ain't comin' back

I hope you've learned your lesson, cause I ain't no fool
Don't bother beggin', I ain't cuttin' you no slack
Dear, I hear you talkin', you think lyin' is cool
If you hear me talkin', then you know I ain't comin' back

Now darlin', I loved you, but I found out at last
That it was past time for this outbound railroad track
Cause you love another and now the die is cast
I'm gonna keep on goin' and I'm never comin' back

- instrumental -

Now darlin', I loved you, but I found out at last
That it was past time for this outbound railroad track
Cause you love another and now the die is cast
I'm gonna keep on goin' and I'm never comin' back

I hope you've learned your lesson, cause I ain't no fool
Don't bother beggin', I ain't cuttin' you no slack
Dear, I hear you talkin', you think lyin' is cool
If you hear me talkin', then you know I ain't comin' back
Hear me talkin', I'm talkin' to you
      
I Guess You Don't Know How To Say Yes (Larry W. Jones 07/13/2008) (song#5558)

Don't accuse me of doin' nothin' wrong
I've got somethin' I need you to assess
If you will say, I do, I'll take you home
But I guess you don't know how to say yes

I asked you once but you showed me the door
I may lose at love again, I'll confess
I hope you don't mind if I ask once more
But I guess you don't know how to say yes

I tried to persuade you for quite a while
Even looked for a ring and wedding dress
Now darlin', you're makin' my mind run wild
But I guess you don't know how to say yes

- instrumental -

I love you more than all the rest
No one's above you, I confess
Baby, I wish you wouldn't say maybe
Cause I want you to say Yes, Yes

I tried to persuade you for quite a while
Even looked for a ring and wedding dress
Now darlin', you're makin' my mind run wild
But I guess you don't know how to say yes
I wish I could teach you how to say Yes
      
Gene Autry's Back In The Saddle Again (Larry W. Jones 07/14/2008) (song#5559)

He's back in the saddle again
Riding across the silver screen
I used to watch him back at home
On TV where the longhorns roamed
Oh, now-a-days he's seldom seen
But Gene Autry's back in the saddle again

Whoopi ti yi yo, rockin' to and fro
Gene Autry's on the Friday picture show

I watch him every Friday night
In classic movies, black and white
He's back in the saddle again
He's out ridin' the range once more
Still totin' his old forty-four
He's a cowboy who does things right
He sleeps under the stars at night
Old Gene Autry's back in the saddle again

- instrumental -

He's back in the saddle again
Riding across the silver screen
I used to watch him back at home
On TV where the longhorns roamed
Oh, now-a-days he's seldom seen
But Gene Autry's back in the saddle again

Whoopi ti yi yo, rockin' to and fro
Gene Autry's on the Friday picture show
Whoopi ti yi yea, gonna watch him again today
Old Gene Autry's back in the saddle again
Gene Autry's back in the saddle again
      
Down Along The Brazos (Larry W. Jones 07/14/2008) (song#5560)

I have crossed the narrow Pecos
Seen moss along the Nueces
My paint swam the Guadalupe
Rode along the winding Brazos
Now, the old Red River runs bold
While the old Frio runs so cold
It was down along the Brazos
Where I courted a girl with hair of gold

The Angelina flows smoothly
The Colorado will soothe thee
The San Antonio runs plain
But I'll ride down along the Brazos again

Ye-odl-lay-ee-dee, she gave me her hand
Ye-odl-lay-ee-dee, I'm a happy cowhand
Ye-odl-lay-ee-dee, gonna see her there when
When I ride down along the Brazos again

- instrumental -

I hugged her and then I kissed her
She called me her cowboy dandy
The Trinity is long and wide
While the old Brazos is sandy
And I'm gonna make her my bride
Down along the Brazos, I ride
Yep, I'm gonna make her my bride
Down along the Brazos, I ride

The cowgirls of Little River
Are pretty as cowgirls ever
The old Sabine and the Sober
Makes a cowboy look 'em over
The Nagadoches grassy banks
Will make every cowboy give thanks
But I'll ride down along the Brazos
Down along the Brazos again

Ye-odl-lay-ee-dee, she gave me her hand
Ye-odl-lay-ee-dee, I'm a happy cowhand
Ye-odl-lay-ee-dee, gonna see her there when
When I ride down along the Brazos again
Down along the Brazos again
      
Three Special Stars (Larry W. Jones 07/14/2008) (song#5561)

There are three special stars in the heavens
And two of them are for lovers only
But the one special star in the heavens
Shines just for the one and lonely

There are three stars for young lovers
Which young lovers look up and see
Oh, but up there shines one other
One lonely star shines just for me

I've never heard of a third wheel
On a bicycle built for two
And two loves don't know how it feels
When a third heart needs true love too

I look to the heavens above
Where three stars are shining anew
Two of them are for special love
And one shines for someone who's blue

- instrumental -

There are three special stars in the heavens
And two of them are for lovers only
But the one special star in the heavens
Shines just for the one and lonely

I look to the heavens above
Where three stars are shining anew
Two of them are for special love
And one shines for someone who's blue

There are three special stars in the heavens
And one shines for someone who's blue
      
I Just Stopped Loving You (Larry W. Jones 07/14/2008) (song#5562)

I just stopped loving you
Though it may seem unkind
I still have memories
Of times when you were mine

Though I'm still needing you
As much as yesterday
My dreams of you are through
My love has stopped today

Oh, there were happy hours
We both know that is true
How does a bed of flowers
Have only weeds that grew

I just stopped loving you
Though it may seem unkind
I still have memories
Of times when you were mine

- instrumental -

Dear, I don't know if time
Will see us still apart
But for now, I must find
A way to heal my heart

I just stopped loving you
Though it may seem unkind
I still have memories
Of times when you were mine

Though I'm still needing you
As much as yesterday
My dreams of you are through
My love has stopped today
      
My Heart Hurts As Never Before (Larry W. Jones 07/14/2008) (song#5563)

My heart is hurting some more
Seems my eyes will never dry
I'm ever walking the floor
With old love burning inside

I never thought love could be
A storm with rain that would pour
I know I'll never be free
My heart hurts as never before

I always tried to deny
That your love for me would die
Until you said we were through
Now I know you are the kind
Who would leave true love behind
Though you knew that I'd be blue

I know I'll never forget
That you cared for me before
And so I say with regret
My heart hurts as never before

- instrumental -

I always tried to deny
That your love for me would die
Until you said we were through
Now I know you are the kind
Who would leave true love behind
Though you knew that I'd be blue

I know I'll never forget
That you cared for me before
And so I say with regret
My heart hurts as never before
      
Our Love Has Fallen To Pieces (Larry W. Jones 07/14/2008) (song#5564)

Our love has fallen to pieces
And soon I won't see you again
My darling, when our love ceases
Let's just say goodbye as old friends

Dear, when we part, I'll try to act
As though you and I never met
Try not to cry when you walk by
But my heart will die with regret
Our love has fallen to pieces

- instrumental -

Our love has fallen to pieces
How I wish things could be the same
Our love has fallen to pieces
With someone else you'll share your name

I don't know if I'll ever find
Another like you I can love
So, I'll just go on loving you
My darling, what else can I do

I'll try not to cry when you walk by
Our love has fallen to pieces
Our love has fallen to pieces
      
I Love To Live For Loving You (Larry W. Jones 07/14/2008) (song#5565)

Darling, look into these eyes of mine
The love you will see is just as warm
As the warmth in your hand that I find
And dear, when you kiss my waiting lips
You will find true love waiting there too
The love you give is dear, far or near
And I love to live for loving you

Darling, when you are close beside me
I love to abide with such a treat
For there is so much love inside me
When you make all my dreams so complete

Dear, you are the reason why grey skies
Have faded away to skies of blue
Your sweet love I will forever prize
Cause I love to live for loving you

- instrumental -

Dear, you are the reason why grey skies
Have faded away to skies of blue
Your sweet love I will forever prize
Cause I love to live for loving you

Yes, I love to live for loving you
For nobody else would ever do
And dear, I know that you love me too
How I love to live for loving you
I love to live for loving you
      
Next Spring Roundup (Larry W. Jones 07/14/2008) (song#5566)

When I think of the next Spring roundup
And the cool of the prairie Spring dawn
I think again of all those cowboys
That I have known but now moved along

Move along, move along, little doggies move along
Move along, move along, doggies listen to my song

I recall some good-hearted fellows
Who'd provide you with a blanket lent
With a tin of coffee and vittles
But then charge for it never a cent

Move along, move along, little doggies move along
Move along, move along, doggies listen to my song

- instrumental -

I wonder who at the old corral
Will greet me with a grin and implore
How ya doin', my old saddle pal
Good to see you, as in years before

When I think of the next Spring roundup
On the prairie with skies blue and fair
I hope that no wrong trails were taken
And all my saddle pals will be there

Move along, move along, little doggies move along
Move along, move along, doggies listen to my song
      
Dark Haired Senorita (Larry W. Jones 07/15/2008) (song#5568)

Oh, I so love a girl in Mexico
A dark haired senorita, kind and sweet
And though it was I knew her long ago
My lonely heart still lays there at her feet

Neath latticed balcony I lingered long
She watched me as I strummed my old guitar
Listened as I sang my bolero song
Neath the Mexican moon and silver starts

She's still my love, my life, my border girl
She will be my wife in her border world
I still hear her whispered voice, soft and low
When in dreams I go to old Mexico

- instrumental -

I know she's still waiting in Mexico
My dark-eyed maid, my darling with love true
Time is not abating, where 'ere I go
My love for her that's still as fresh as dew

Bejeweled black eyes that show her love so deep
Still watch for me and will beam at my name
My vows I'll keep for her, my angel dream
My Mexican senorita, my flame

Oh come, please come, good fortune, unto me
Oh how I long to go, once more to go
Across the border to her land and see
My senorita dear in Mexico
My dark haired senorita in Mexico
      
Sweetheart Bonnie (Larry W. Jones 07/15/2008) (song#5569)

Come and whisper sweetheart Bonnie
That your own love is just for me
For I've loved you sweetheart Bonnie
Since I have known you were for me

Bonnie darling say you love me
Say that you will be only mine
God's work of art sweetheart Bonnie
Please say loving words sweet and kind

Moon is shining sweetheart Bonnie
Up in the velvet tranquil night
Stars are twinkling sweetheart Bonnie
And just for you they shine their light

- instrumental -

Lovely flowers hear me whisper
And as their petals bend in shame
They all know that sweetheart Bonnie
Real beauty comes with your sweet name

Sweet Bonnie warm as morning sunshine
Please tell me all you're thinking of
If you love me sweetheart Bonnie
Then tell me with a kiss of love
      
I'm Already Gone (Larry W. Jones 07/15/2008) (song#5570)

Though you may not be ready, I'm already gone

The time has past, my dear, for us to say goodbye
Please don't try to stop me, cause there's no use to try
Our romance has no chance, it's now time to be free
Love before cannot be, means nothing more to me

Time always moves along, it's too late now, our song
Though you may not be ready, I'm already gone

I won't kiss you once again, though you tear and cry
I won't hear you once again, all your alibis
I'll go on by myself, we'll face our loneliness
Love before cannot be, we've both lost happiness

- instrumental -

The time has past, my dear, for us to say goodbye
Please don't try to stop me, cause there's no use to try
Our romance has no chance, it's now time to be free
Love before cannot be, means nothing more to me

Time always moves along, it's too late now, our song
Though you may not be ready, I'm already gone
      
You'll Be Mine (Larry W. Jones 07/15/2008) (song#5571)

Well, now that he sends you no more roses
And certainly has turned to supposes
I'll take a shot and what I propose is
As your door to his romance closes, you'll be mine

His make believe words have lost their ringing
But now more bluebirds have started singing
Darling, one true thing that I'll be bringing
A vine of love clinging sweet as wine, you'll be mine

You'll be mine even though your love is second hand
You'll be mine and our love will grow just as I've planned
I'll hold you in my heart and in my arms sincere
Darling, you'll be mine and I'll always want you near

- instrumental -

Don't be tearful that a foolish heart resists you
Don't be fearful of another love who'll kiss you
You don't know how many days and nights I've missed you
As the days of his romance abysses, you'll be mine

You'll be mine even though your love is second hand
You'll be mine and our love will grow just as I've planned
I'll hold you in my heart and in my arms sincere
Darling, you'll be mine and I'll always want you near
You'll be mine and I'll always want you near
      
Down Love's Trail Alone (Larry W. Jones 07/15/2008) (song#5572)

We're riding down two different trails to destinations far apart
Dear, you want me around but someone before me is in your heart
You ask if I can make a change but I can't rearrange our vows
You're the one who's acting strange and I see that far away look now

It seems like nothing that I do can help us get along
There must be something you believe that I am doing wrong
When we first started dear, our trail of love was new and strong
But now we ride different trails on which neither one belong

- instrumental -

It seems like nothing that I do can help us get along
There must be something you believe that I am doing wrong
When we first started dear, our trail of love was new and strong
But now we ride different trails on which neither one belong

Darling, if you still want me then please take the love I give
I don't want this love to haunt me as long as I shall live
But if you want to be free, then my darling, let it be
I'll just ride down love's trail alone without your company
      
My Everything Is You (Larry W. Jones 07/15/2008) (song#5573)

Every time there came a new day
Every time it was a blue day
But then one day I heard you say
That every day was blue for you
Now dear, I will ever change it
Ever try to rearrange it
And never would I exchange it
Because my everything is you

Dear, if you could read my mind
You would read that everything is fine
If you could read between the lines
You'd read that you're divine, it's true
And I can't help but to say it
That for real love, you display it
I'm in love with everything about you
My everything is you

- instrumental -

Dear, if you could read my mind
You would see that everything is fine
If you could read between the lines
You'd read that you're divine, it's true
Darling, just as a bird of blue sings
Also my heart that's new sings
I'm in love with everything about you
My everything is you

Yes, I'm in love with everything
Everything about you
Darling, my everything is you
      
I'll Never Be Late (Larry W. Jones 07/15/2008) (song#5574)

I'll never be la-ate - with my kisses
If you'll just come into my ar-rms
Darlin', don't go and make me wa-ait
I'll never be late with my kisses, come what may

I'll never be la-ate - with my kisses
If you will ever keep me wa-arm
Darlin', don't go and make me wa-ait
I'll never be late with my kisses, every day

Darlin', I don't know why you make me wa-ait
With my kisses, I'll never be late

- instrumental -

I'll never be la-ate - with my kisses
My, oh my, I'm tryin' ev-er-y da-ay
I'll never be la-ate - with my kisses
Why, oh why do you treat me this wa-ay

Darlin', I don't know why you make me wa-ait
With my kisses, I'll never be late
      
I Will Love You Always (Larry W. Jones 07/15/2008) (song#5575)

I will love you always
There's nothing I would not do
To prove my love is true
I will love you always
I would never make you blue
Love for eternity

I will love you always
You'll never know loneliness
As long as I'm with you
I will love you always
Share with you my happiness
Love is fraternity

As long as you are mine
Our hearts will together beat
I will love you always
With love that is true and sweet

- instrumental -

As long as you are mine
Our hearts will together beat
I will love you always
With love that is true and sweet

I will love you always
There's nothing I would not do
To prove my love is true
I will love you always
I would never make you blue
Love for eternity
      
Rolling Stone (Larry W. Jones 07/15/2008) (song#5576)

Well, I told that woman if she ever
Deceived me, that she wouldn't win
But that woman, well, I guess she never
Thought of the trouble she'd be in

And now I'm gone, gone, gone, a rolling stone
Now, she may cry to get me back
But the more she tries, this train roars and flies
I'm rolling farther down the track

That woman lost her right to be happy
And now I'm on the outward bound
Woman, don't you come a-lookin' for me
I'm gone, gone, gone, not to be found

And now I'm gone, gone, gone, a rolling stone
Now, she may cry to get me back
But the more she tries, this train roars and flies
I'm rolling farther down the track

- instrumental -

Now, that woman won't know where to find me
If she searched the cold Arctic zone
At night when that old clock is striking three
I'll still be just a rolling stone

And now I'm gone, gone, gone, a rolling stone
Now, she may cry to get me back
But the more she tries, this train roars and flies
I'm rolling farther down the track
I'm gone, gone, gone, a rolling stone
      
Song For Mother And Father (Larry W. Jones 07/15/2008) (song#5577)

I'd work for free, just to see
My Mother and Father
They gave me life, through toil and strife
And I am so thankful
They raised me right, I've seen the light
Dear Mother and Father, I love you so

Here in my mind, joy I find
For Mother and Father
And every day, in every way
There's nothing I'd rather
See more, than the love they both show
Dear Mother and Father, I love you so

- instrumental -

Here in my mind, joy I find
For Mother and Father
And every day, in every way
There's nothing I'd rather
See more, than the love that they show
Dear Mother and Father, I love you so

I love you so
      
Dance Of The Angels (Larry W. Jones 07/15/2008) (song#5578)

The dance of the angels I'm dancing tonight
This romance is so new and it seems so right
This dance was made in heaven, that is so clear
And as I hold you tight, you're such a delight
You're my partner in this dance
Dance of the angels, my dear
Dance of the angels, my dear

I know there's a higher force
A heavenly choir, of course, that sings our song
And the words were written by
Someone far up in the sky
The same one who can make all our dreams come true
The dance of the angels was written
Just for me and you

- instrumental -

I know there's a higher force
A heavenly choir, of course, that sings our song
And the words were written by
Someone far up in the sky
The same one who can make all our dreams come true
The dance of the angels was written
Just for me and you

The dance of the angels was written
Just for me and you
      
Texas Cowboy (Larry W. Jones 07/16/2008) (song#5579)

Now, I am a Texas cowboy, I ride the Texas trails
I cinch my saddle, pinch my bridle, come rain, shine or hail
My lasso flies with greatest ease, for cattle horns to tease
I break broncos on the Concho and have 'em on their knees

I carry a six gun and knife, but rarely I see strife
Just begun to fix my dreams on this Texas cowboy life
But if I owned a ranch, boys, hitched up for good I would be
To sweet Molly, cause by golly, she's so in love with me

Now, at the end of this trail, boys, this dusty old trail ride
I'm gonna find cool water and green grass that ain't so dry
Trail boss is mad and dingy, as you cowboys clearly see
Round up them longhorns, singin', for cowboys we'll always be

Now, if it ever rains, boys, I sure hope it's soft and fine
The reservoir's near empty, only good enough for swine
Trail boss will stop his frownin' if some rain clouds he might see
Now it's the time for brandin', for cowboys we'll always be

Now, when we get them doggies bedded, corraled for the night
Don't you boys rattle a saddle, don't give that herd no fright
They'll stampede, like on loco weed, and run so far away
That you'll need a steed that's built for speed, boys, hear what I say

Now, tomorrow will be another grind, if you don't mind
I'll ride the point, two on flank, the greenhorn rides drag behind
Trail boss will git them longhorns sold, and we'll be paid in gold
Now, I am a Texas cowboy, ride trails til I'm too old
      
This One And The Same Heart (Larry W. Jones 07/16/2008) (song#5580)

This one and the same heart
Used to laugh at the concept of love
This one and the same heart
Winked on behalf of the stars above
But then this one and the same old heart
Started beating for something so new
Started eating all the words it knew
This one and the same heart
Now beats for only you

This one and the same heart
Used to sing any song that came along
This one and the same heart
Never knew what was right from the wrong
But then this one and the same old heart
Started singing a brand new love tune
Started winging its way to the moon
This one and the same heart
Now beats for only you

- instrumental -

This one and the same heart
Used to sing any song that came along
This one and the same heart
Never knew what was right from the wrong
But then this one and the same old heart
Started singing a brand new love tune
Started winging its way to the moon
This one and the same heart
Now beats for only you

But then this one and the same old heart
Started singing a brand new love tune
Started winging its way to the moon
This one and the same heart
Now beats for only you
      
Wrong Side Of The Track (Larry W. Jones 07/16/2008) (song#5581)

I rolled out on the wrong side of the track

Last night in my bed I was dreaming fine
For in my head I dreamed you still were mine
Just before the dawn, everything went black
I rolled out on the wrong side of the track

No morning sunlight came through the window
My dream might as well have been in limbo
An old bell then tolled and the lightning cracked
I rolled out on the wrong side of the track

Feels like I've been run down by an old train
You're nowhere around in this cold, cold rain
I'm on a freight train that ain't coming back
I rolled out on the wrong side of the track

- instrumental -

Now, ever since you left, I've been aware
There's been a theft of dreams and loving care
The track I'm on ain't going nowhere good
I'd be rolling back to you, if I could

Feels like I've been run down by an old train
You're nowhere around in this cold, cold rain
I'm on a freight train that ain't coming back
I rolled out on the wrong side of the track

Wrong side of the track
Wrong side of the track
Wrong side of the track
      
Time Is Not On My Side (Larry W. Jones 07/16/2008) (song#5582)

I have counted the seconds through these lonely hours
Trying to find where your memory hides
Oh, they try to tell me that from rain come the flowers
But it's plain that time is not on my side

Friends try to tell me that I'll find someone to love
Somebody new with true love to provide
Oh, they even tell me of nice girls to think of
But the price is, time is not on my side

I've counted the seconds that remind me of you
And I reckon that for hours I have cried
I tried to find you but I'm too far behind you
And the grind is, time is not on my side

- instrumental -

Friends try to tell me that I'll find someone to love
Somebody new with true love to provide
Oh, they even tell me of nice girls to think of
But the price is, time is not on my side

I've counted the seconds that remind me of you
And I reckon that for hours I have cried
I tried to find you but I'm too far behind you
And the grind is, time is not on my side

So, never mind, time is not on my side
Time is not on my side
      
I Can't Help You (Larry W. Jones 07/16/2008) (song#5583)

Today you called me on the phone
And you said you were all alone
But I can't help you if you're still in love with him
The day you left, you know I cried
Now you've got something more to hide
And I can't help you if you're still in love with him

An old mem'ry of our past is why you're calling
And your future now is looking so sad and grim
This dream of new love that you had is now falling
But I can't help you if you're still in love with him

- instrumental -

I tried to tell you that one day you would miss me
When it comes to love, you will either sink or swim
You went to him and now you will no more kiss me
Dear, I can't help you if you're still in love with him

An old mem'ry of our past is why you're calling
And your future now is looking so sad and grim
This dream of new love that you had is now falling
But I can't help you if you're still in love with him
      
To Never Have Loved You (Larry W. Jones 07/16/2008) (song#5584)

Dear, if in time I find that you're no longer mine
I'll try to not feel sorry for lost love at all
If the sun tomorrow finds me in pain, that's fine
The sorrow of losing you, I'll try to keep small

For I would rather know the thrill of your warm lips
And fulfill the dream of just knowing you were mine
Then to lose, than to never have loved you at all
I know love's a gamble and I might lose my chips
But I would rather remember love sweet as wine
Then to lose, than to never have loved you at all

- instrumental -

If the sun tomorrow finds me in pain, that's fine
The sorrow of losing you, I'll try to keep small

For I would rather know the thrill of your warm lips
And fulfill the dream of just knowing you were mine
Then to lose, than to never have loved you at all
I know love's a gamble and I might lose my chips
But I would rather remember love sweet as wine
Then to lose, than to never have loved you at all

      
I Can't Change All These Things (Larry W. Jones 07/16/2008) (song#5585)

Dear, I can't change all these things that help me remember you
I left your pictures hanging on the wall, couldn't burn 'em
I'm still banging my big toe on the chairs, couldn't turn 'em
All these things are still dear, I wish you were still here
No, I can't change all these things that help me remember you

The record player's playing yet, as it did yesterday
And I remember how we danced before you went away
Nothing really is the same, but I will never change them
No, I can't change all these things that help me remember you

I cleaned out the garage, cause there's no more projects to do
But I can't clear away the mirage of still seeing you
And dear, I while away the time thinking all these things through
No, I can't change all these things that help me remember you

- instrumental -

The record player's playing yet, as it did yesterday
And I remember how we danced before you went away
Nothing really is the same, but I will never change them
No, I can't change all these things that help me remember you

I cleaned out the garage, cause there's no more projects to do
But I can't clear away the mirage of still seeing you
And dear, I while away the time thinking all these things through
No, I can't change all these things that help me remember you
I can't change all these things that help me remember you
      
I've Come To Say So Long (Larry W. Jones 07/16/2008) (song#5586)

I'm not coming just to plead
As I have in times before
Oh, my heart is still in need
But I'm not begging anymore
Yes, I'm sorry things went wrong
And we had to end love's song
My dear, this time it's just goodbye
I've come to say so long

I used to beg on my knees
And my heart I would outpour
Now, you can keep these memories
I don't want them anymore
I won't ask you to explain
Why you feel I don't belong
My dear, my heart is filled with pain
I've come to say so long

- instrumental -

I used to beg on my knees
And my heart I would outpour
Now, you can keep these memories
I don't want them anymore
I won't ask you to explain
Why you feel I don't belong
My dear, my heart is filled with pain
I've come to say so long
      
Since I've Had You (Larry W. Jones 07/16/2008) (song#5587)

Dear, you showed my world how to smile
You bestowed love a country mile
You have changed my sad skies to blue since I've had you
Dear, I have left my tears behind
And now, what's left is years so fine
You have changed my sad rags to glad since I've had you

You turned a pauper to a king
You're the reason why bluebirds sing
You have changed my sad skies to blue since I've had you
I'll be a king with a fine crown
Long as you, my queen, are around
You have changed my sad rags to glad since I've had you

Dear, you helped me climb that snow-capped mountain
You helped me sail the brine of oceans wide
And you helped me to cross love's Death Valley
I'm at a loss for words where love resides

- instrumental -

Dear, you helped me climb that snow-capped mountain
You helped me sail the brine of oceans wide
And you helped me to cross love's Death Valley
I'm at a loss for words where love resides

You turned a pauper to a king
You're the reason why bluebirds sing
You have changed my sad skies to blue since I've had you
I'll be a king with a fine crown
Long as you, my queen, are around
You have changed my sad rags to glad since I've had you
      
Pretty Soft Wind (Larry W. Jones 07/16/2008) (song#5588)

Long ago there lived an Indian girl
Head to toe, the prettiest prairie girl
She sang a song, that the wind, they say, gave
For one strong and handsome Indian brave

Our pretty Soft Wind loved her warrior bold
Lovely Indian maid of long ago
Then one day her handsome brave came to say
Soft Wind, I go to battle far away

Stars all shine so bright for pretty Soft Wind
The moon is laughing, the wind is dancing
She knows her brave, love for her is keeping
Pretty Soft Wind is sleeping until day

- instrumental -

One day the bold handsome warriors returned
Pretty Soft Wind, for her own had so yearned
But her bold brave was nowhere to be found
His grave the warriors made on sacred ground

Stars all cry tonight for pretty Soft Wind
The moon is sighing, the wind is dying
She's trying to understand, and they say
Pretty Soft Wind still weeps until today

Stars all cry tonight for pretty Soft Wind
The moon is sighing, the wind is dying
She's trying to understand, and they say
Pretty Soft Wind still weeps until today
      
You're Not My Sunshine (Larry W. Jones 07/16/2008) (song#5589)

Well, I was right dear, in dreams while sleeping
I dreamed that you were in another's arms
I'm awake dear, to secrets you're keeping
But I'm not hangin' my head just to mourn

You're not my sunshine, you're love's in decline
You're gonna be sorry you've done this way
One thing I know dear, you were not sincere
You're not my sunshine, so just go away

You told me once dear, you'd always love me
But today, those love words don't sound the same
I know you're leaving, you've found another
You'll regret and pound your false heart in blame

You're not my sunshine, you're love's in decline
You're gonna be sorry you've done this way
One thing I know dear, you were not sincere
You're not my sunshine, so just go away

- instrumental -

I told you once dear, if you should leave me
That there would be no more love to be seen
I know you're leaving, you've found another
Like some movie star on a silver screen

You're not my sunshine, you're love's in decline
You're gonna be sorry you've done this way
One thing I know dear, you were not sincere
You're not my sunshine, so just go away
      
If I'm Ever In Your Town Again (Larry W. Jones 07/17/2008) (song#5590)

I'll stop by if I'm ever in your town again
And we'll reminisce over love that now has been
When love's over yonder, absence makes it fonder
Even though now I know we're just old friends
I'll stop by if I'm ever in your town again

If I'm ever in your town again, I'll stop by
And I hope that I don't break down and cry
Even though now I know we're just old friends
I guess my love for you has never found an end
I'll stop by if I'm ever in your town again

- instrumental -

Even though now I know we're just old friends
I'll stop by if I'm ever in your town again

If I'm ever in your town again, I'll stop by
And I hope that I don't break down and cry
Even though now I know we're just old friends
I guess my love for you has never found an end
I'll stop by if I'm ever in your town again
If I'm ever in your town again
      
Music From The Village (Larry W. Jones 07/17/2008) (song#5591)

Oh, I'd love to hear the music 
From the village at the twilight
That's the time for strolling
Where the clinging roses bloom and entwine
I'd love to whisper in your ear
Above the village at the twilight
That for us, the moon and stars above
Will forever lovelight shine, my dear

Til eternal love is ashes
Til love's music pages turn to dust
Dear, I'll be waiting there for you
Until the moonlight turns to rust
Oh, I'd love to hear the music
From the village at the twilight
Sing for us, the moon and stars above
Will forever lovelight shine, my dear

- instrumental -

Til eternal love is ashes
Til love's music pages turn to dust
Dear, I'll be waiting there for you
Until the moonlight turns to rust
Oh, I'd love to hear the music
From the village at the twilight
Sing for us, the moon and stars above
Will forever lovelight shine, my dear

Oh, I'd love to hear the music 
From the village at the twilight
      
On A Tropic Island (Larry W. Jones 07/17/2008) (song#5592)

On a tropic island, neath a tiki torch light
I would embrace you every night, with love so true
On some golden shore sand, I'd be a happy man
If you'd only give your hand, we would see love through

High on Mt Kiluea, down in Manoa Valley
I would go to find you anywhere, I'd be there
On a tropic island, neath a tiki torch light
I would embrace you every night, with loving care

Somewhere there's an island
For brand new brides and grooms
Just a thatched roof cottage
No need for many rooms
I could be a king there
If you were by my side
And with your love so rare
Forever I'd abide

- instrumental -

On a tropic island, neath a tiki torch light
I would embrace you every night, with love so true
On some golden shore sand, I'd be a happy man
If you'd only give your hand, we would see love through
      
Back Across The Rio (Larry W. Jones 07/17/2008) (song#5593)

Adios amigo, to old trails without end
On trails we have ridden, we have always been friends
But when two hearts beat for one heart
One heart must lose in love
Mi amigo, for your heart she longs
Adios amigo, I'll ride the trails alone

Adios saddle pal, and if it has to be
Say buenos diaz to our gal, give her one kiss for me
With fond mem'ries
On the lonesome trails, my heart may mend
Adios amigo, this is the end

- instrumental -

Adios saddle pal, and if it has to be
Say buenos diaz to our gal, give her one kiss for me

Adios amigo, let us now part with cheer
Enjoy your mananas, I will try to hide my tears
I'll ride back across the Rio
On the lonesome trails, my heart may mend
Adios amigo, this is the end
      
This Is A Trail Drive Cowboy Jones (Larry W. Jones 07/17/2008) (song#5594)

A bunch of greenhorn chaps were list'ning, filled with awe
Listened while the trail boss was layin' down the law
Around the big corral, they stood at attention
The greenhorns faces all turned red
The trail boss looked 'em over, these words he then said

This is a trail drive, cowboy Jones
No bunkhouse rooms, just prairie stones
Mama made your breakfast before
I ain't your Mama you adore

This is a trail drive, cowboy Green
You'll like Cookie's hardtack 'n beans
Mama made your bed, cleaned the floor
Cowboy, Mama ain't here no more

Just you do the biddin' of the point 'n flank man
You ain't here fer thanks or singin' in cowboy bands

- instrumental -

This is a trail drive, cowboy Brown
You leave yer darlin' back in town
She ain't here fer yer coffee poured
This is a trail drive you'll explore

This is a trail drive, cowboy Jones
No bunkhouse rooms, just prairie stones
Mama made your breakfast before
I ain't your Mama you adore

This is a trail drive, you greenhorns
Now git yer saddles ready for early morn
      
She Is All I Thought She Would Be (Larry W. Jones 07/18/2008) (song#5595)

She is all I thought she would be
From the day that you set her free
I'll care for her eternally
She is all I thought she would be

She is dear to my heart, so you must have been blind
And I have no feeling of losing her in time
Her lips are so warm, they can't be untrue
She'll keep loving me cause I'm not like you
Oh, I will remember she once belonged to you
But now I know, she is all I thought she would be

- instrumental -

She is dear to my heart, so you must have been blind
And I have no feeling of losing her in time
Her lips are so warm, they can't be untrue
She'll keep loving me cause I'm not like you
Oh, I will remember she once belonged to you
But now I know, she is all I thought she would be

She is all I thought she would be
      
Don't Let Him Hold You (Larry W. Jones 07/18/2008) (song#5596)

When you're away across the sea
You're bound to meet someone who reminds you of me

Don't let him hold you
Don't let him hold you in his arms
If your love is his delight
At night, you might forget about your own true love

Don't let him hold you
Don't let him hold you in his arms
Don't let him hold you in his arms
cause I'm the only one
who can enfold all of your charms
with real true love

Darling, please hear me
Listen to the words I say
Don't let him hold you
Don't let him hold you in his arms

- instrumental -

Darling, please hear me
Listen to the words I say
When you're away across the sea
You're bound to meet someone who reminds you of me

Don't let him hold you
Don't let him hold you in his arms
If your love is his delight
At night, you might forget about your own true love

Don't let him hold you
Don't let him hold you in his arms
Don't let him hold you in his arms
cause I'm the only one
who can enfold all of your charms
with real true love

Don't let him hold you
Don't let him hold you in his arms
Don't let him hold you in his arms
cause I'm the only one
who can enfold all of your charms
with real true love

Real true love
Real true love
Real true love
      
It's Gonna Take Awhile Longer (Larry W. Jones 07/19/2008) (song#5597)

Darlin', it's gonna take awhile longer
Before you're all gone from my memory
Darlin', it's gonna take awhile longer
Before my memory will set you free

All my friends are saying, just hold on strong
Soon I'll be displaying a different me
Oh, but I'm still paying for nothing wrong
At least nothing I did, that I can see

Darlin', it's gonna take awhile longer
Before you're all gone from my memory
Darlin', it's gonna take awhile longer
Before my memory will set you free

- instrumental -

My friends say this feeling will disappear
That such feelings won't keep on keeping on
But there's no healing for my weeping here
Cause I have felt this way for much too long

Darlin', it's gonna take awhile longer
Before you're all gone from my memory
Darlin', it's gonna take awhile longer
Before my memory will set you free

Darlin', it's gonna take awhile longer
Before you're all gone from my memory
      
Just Out Of Touch (Larry W. Jones 07/19/2008) (song#5598)

Sweet dreams of you still by my side
Sweet dreams that run away to hide
Blues seem to never set me free
Blues love so much to bother me
Just out of touch of my sweet dreams of you

Each night my dreams of you seem real
Old mem'ries that won't let me heal
Then I awake and know it's true
Your love for me has lost appeal
Just out of touch of my sweet dreams of you

- instrumental -

Oh, how I need you to be near
How my heart bleeds for you, my dear
I reach for you until I'm blue
But I can't hold dreams that aren't here
Just out of touch of my sweet dreams of you

Sweet dreams of you still by my side
Sweet dreams that run away to hide
Blues seem to never set me free
Blues love so much to bother me
Just out of touch of my sweet dreams of you
      
Wonderland Of Love (Larry W. Jones 07/19/2008) (song#5599)

You took me to where I wanted to be
A place that I thought I would never see
I heard of it in love songs long ago
And now I'm where real love can truly grow

You took me where happiness grows on trees
Where the bluebirds sing such sweet melodies
A place where lovely stars shine from above
Where there is no heartache, no tears to cry
And sweet dreams come to life and never die
Darling, you took me to the Wonderland of Love

- instrumental -

You are the wonder I've been dreaming of
And dear, I have never kissed sweeter lips
You're the door to the Wonderland of Love
And what's more, you're now at my fingertips

You took me where happiness grows on trees
Where the bluebirds sing such sweet melodies
A place where lovely stars shine from above
Where there is no heartache, no tears to cry
And sweet dreams come to life and never die
Darling, you took me to the Wonderland of Love
I'm now here in the Wonderland of Love
      
Last Letter Of Farewell (Larry W. Jones 07/19/2008) (song#5600)

I can't afford a mansion on a hill
Though I bought for you all the clothes you craved
But darling, your wild dreams I could not fill
And in time you will miss the love I gave

Dear, you came to view me as just a friend
What was it that turned your heart so cold
Read this farewell letter clear to the end
And then keep it for when your dreams are old

Now, as I write this letter of our past
I'm trying to think of nice things to tell
But I know that the time for love has passed
Dear, this is my last letter of farewell 

- instrumental -

Dear, you came to view me as just a friend
What was it that turned your heart so cold
Read this farewell letter clear to the end
And then keep it for when your dreams are old

Now, as I write this letter of our past
I'm trying to think of nice things to tell
But I know that the time for love has passed
Dear, this is my last letter of farewell
This is my last letter of farewell
 
 
 
 
 


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