Country Was
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    Pretty Girl from Matthews

    Pretty Girl from Matthews

    Hold on a minute it ainít time to leave
    Tell me how youíre feeling one more time
    Four long years and I just canít believe
    That Iím still yours and youíre still mine

    While I was gone, yes, I fell in love
    Asked around and heard that you did too
    Two drunken years and push came to shove
    I met love, love left me blue

    Youíre rising like a sun
    That pulled the curtain on the night
    Coming through the window
    To brighten up my life

    And Iím all right, yeah, I think Iím fine
    My savior lives in telephones
    And I just dream of you and step outside
    Dial up and hope that youíre home

    Youíre rising like a sun
    That waits up all night
    Coming through the window
    To brighten up my life

    Hold on a minute, yeah, I do love you
    Sometimes I guess that ainít enough
    When you come round you put me through
    And I thank you, oh, so much

    Another year, maybe, three or four
    Maybe five or six or even more
    Youíll find another man to take my place
    And Iíll see you on the good Lordís shores

    Youíre rising like a sun
    That pulled the curtain on the night
    Coming through the window
    To brighten up my life
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    Jenny and The Summer Day

    Jenny and The Summer Day

    I have a car, I have a dime
    Baby, Baby
    I know that wonít buy anything
    But I would steal you anything
    Baby, Baby
    The sun is hot, the wind is cool
    And we are finally out of school
    Baby, Baby
    Well Iím in love what can I say
    With Jenny and the summer day
    Baby, Baby, Baby

    What a darling summer time
    Come on in the waterís fine
    Baby, Baby
    I know that your afraid to swim
    So Iíll stay in the shallow end
    Baby, Baby
    The sun is hot, the wind is cool
    And we are finally out of school
    Baby, Baby
    Well Iím in love what can I say
    The sunlight burned my fear away
    Baby, Baby

    Ninety and risiní
    Soon weíll have to hide out in the shade
    Somewhere itís raininí
    And baby I can almost hear you say
    That you love me
    And the summer day
    That you love me

    What a darling summer time
    I have a home in Carolina
    Baby, Baby
    Not far from the city lights
    But we can see the stars at night
    Baby, Baby
    The day was hot, tonight is cool
    And we are finally out of school
    Baby, Baby
    Well Iím in love what can I say
    With Jenny and the summer day

    Ninety and risiní
    Soon weíll have to hide out in the shade
    Somewhere itís raininí
    And baby I can almost hear you say
    That you love me
    And the summer day
    That you love me
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    A Lot of Movin'

    A Lot of Movin'

    A lot of moviní, A lot of rolliní
    A lot of driviní, A lot of strolliní
    A lot of leaviní here
    A lot of arriviní there
    Trying to go just about everywhere
    A lot of thinking about where Iím going next

    If Iís a police
    I couldnít catch me
    Because Iím always up and ready
    A lot of chasiní here
    Escapiní there
    Blue lights flashiní íround everywhere
    A lot of woo-ooo where am I going next

    A lot of moviní, A lot of rolliní
    A lot of driviní, A lot of strolliní
    A lot of leaviní here
    A lot of arriviní there
    Trying to go just about everywhere
    A lot of thinking about where Iím going next

    Country to my left side
    Country to my right side
    City to my left side
    City on my right side
    Banjos and back seats
    Side roads and side streets
    Well if you wanna stay for dinner
    Iíll throw my suitcase in the river
    A lot of drinkiní here
    And drinkiní there
    Iíll play and sing just about any damn where
    A lot of thinkiní about where Iím going next

    A lot of moviní, A lot of rolliní
    A lot of driviní, A lot of strolliní
    A lot of leaviní here
    A lot of arriviní there
    Trying to go just about everywhere
    A lot of thinking about where Iím going next
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    November Blue

    November Blue

    If I werenít leaviní, would I catch you dreaminí
    And if I werenít gonna be gone now, could I take you home
    And if I told you I loved you, would it change what you see
    And if I were leaviní, would you stay with me
    And if I had money, would it all look good
    And if I had a job now, like a good man should
    And if I came to you tomorrow, and said letís run away
    Would you roll like the wind does, baby would you stay

    My heart is danciní, to a November tune
    And I hope that you hear it, singing songs about you
    I sing songs of sorrow, because youíre not around
    See, babe Iím gone tomorrow, Baby follow me down

    I donít know why I have to, but this man must move on
    I love my time here, didnít know ítil I was gone
    November shadows, shade November change
    November spells sweet memory, the season blue remains
    November spells sweet memory, the season blue remains

    Your yellow hair is like the sunlight, however sweet it shines
    Bit by the cold of December, Iím warm beside your smile

    Oh lady, tell me Iím not leaving, youíre everything I dreamed
    Iím killing myself thinking, Iíve fallen like the leaves
    Iím killing myself thinking, Iíve fallen like the leaves
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    My Losing Bet

    My Losing Bet

    I waited for you
    A hard thing to do
    Knowiní weíre through
    And though I donít have to choose
    To welcome you back or push you away
    But wait weíre not there yet
    And though Iím losing the bet
    Thereís still the sunset

    I felt so surprised
    When she arrived
    Wearing a smile
    Smiles soon turn to tears
    Out on her back pier
    After all the love how did I end here

    Oh Lord, Oh LordÖ
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    Beside the Yellow Line

    Beside the Yellow Line

    In time, wonít be long
    Until we meet again
    Except weíll just be friends
    My God, yeah I know
    Thatís just the way it goes
    Out here on the road
    Beside the yellow line

    ĎBout five years ago,
    I came about this way
    But I doubt theyíll know my face
    The land hasnít changed
    The stars still pierce the black
    And Iím glad that I came back
    Beside the yellow line

    The mind of a girl,
    Itís hard to understand
    But I guess ícause Iím a man
    Her heart fears are unknown
    Until I am gone
    Gotta leave her all alone
    Beside the yellow line

    And the call of the road,
    Unlike the railroad tracks
    Unlike the airplaneís path
    Her voice floats through the land
    And it takes me by the hand
    So once again I stand
    Beside the yellow line
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    Old Wyom

    Old Wyom

    Well I dreamed of how our life could be, oh yeah
    Loviní and a kissiní Ďneath an old oak tree, uh huh
    Well Iíd be singing you a song that was twenty lines long
    And be catchiní sweet kisses you can blow way out to Wyom

    Iíd work my day to come home to you, oh yeah
    You could do whatever you wanted to, uh huh
    With you big brown eyes and your curly brown hair
    Iím doiní the best I can do just to try to not stare
    My God your loveliness

    Got a feeling you maybe wonít like the news, oh no
    Ya ainít going like it when you have to choose, oh no
    If you and me were born to never be apart
    I can feel it in my mind, I can feel it in my soul, in my heart

    Oh baby please come around
    Oh baby please come around
    Oh baby please come around

    Was that your man, heís you fiancee, oh yeah
    Another one ties the knot each and everyday, uh huh
    Iíve got to get up the nerve to pick up the phone
    Itís you sweet mama, Iím a-goiní carry you back home
    Way out to Old Wyom

    I probably shoulda thought about lettiní you know, uh huh
    If I love you like I do I shouldíve told you so, uh huh
    Well I think about you each and every day
    Itís just my knees gettiní weak when I try to say

    Oh baby please be mine
    Oh baby please be mine
    Oh baby please be mine

    Got a feeliní Iím barkiní up an empty tree
    How could something so beautiful think about me?
    I put my tail between my legs and turn my back
    Try on my trusty rambliní sack

    Iím off to Old Wyom
    Iím off to Old Wyom
    Iím off to Old Wyom
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    Closing Night

    Closing Night

    The show was over itís all in the name
    It never was before but this ainít the same
    So try to imagine a time and a place
    Where the enemy won and the hero was slain

    And poetic justice burns in the minds
    Of five diying soldiers on the front lines
    With nobodyís singing in nobodyís ears
    No oneís disappointed, nobody hears

    I know a lady, promise her name
    The price of her visit suffering and pain
    And we gladly waited and we gladly paid
    We watched the sun rise, she never came

    An electric current moves us around
    We sank to our knees to worship the sound
    But nobody told us that weíd rise again
    Imagine a hero unable to win
    Imagine a hero unable to win