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Hurricane Jones | The Blue Moon Of Kentucky Is Gold | I Rode Away To Stay Alive | Ballad Of Montana McCoy | Mighty Mount Rainier | Conditions Of Your Heart | But I Wish You Well | Mae Is As Cold As November | My Strongest Moments | I’ve Grown Up With A Pain In My Heart | Dayspring Valley Singer | Reminders Hang Around | Every Bit Like You | Riding Down Trail On A Mustang | Punkin Chunkin Pie | Vanishing Cowboy | Blue Angel Highway | Stronger Man Longer Gone | I Can’t Shake You From My Mind | Her Old Whipping Post | You Don’t See Me | If This Planet Had A Veranda | Was That A Heartbreak | Written In Code | By Examples Made | Texas On My Mind | Ken Burns Country Music | Sky Rocket Empty Pocket Blues | Haven’t You Learned | Look And See Who Shadowed Me Home | Too Late To Be Mine | Zero Minus One | La Escalera Rancho | Since You Never Have Forever In View | Until Someone Better Comes Along | Deed I Do | Back In The Scene Of Texas Swing | Hiking Song | Have I Confessed Already | On The Brigantine | Little Brown Jug Of Rye | Hobo Bill Lullaby | First Day Of Moose Season |



Hurricane Jones (Larry W Jones 09/12/2019) (song #7601)

Well, my own Daddy’s name was Ivy
But he was known as Hurricane Jones
Yes, he was kin to the wayward wind
Mama saw that was the way with him

He was born in Louisiana
And my dear Mama was born there too
Now, I was born in Corpus Christi
Right in the middle of World War Two

Hurricane Jones was my Daddy’s name
Maybe the wayward wind was to blame
Hurricane Jones didn’t leave no stones
His life rolled on as Hurricane Jones

(Instrumental)

My Mama raised us kids in Texas
While Daddy worked anywhere he could
Well digger or on a garbage truck
And Gladstell sawmill where he stacked wood

When I saw my Mama’s hungry eyes
And her tired fingers worked to the bone
That’s when I wondered where Daddy was
Just like a hurricane he was gone

Hurricane Jones was my Daddy’s name
Maybe the wayward wind was to blame
Hurricane Jones didn’t leave no stones
His life rolled on as Hurricane Jones

Hurricane Jones didn’t leave no stones
His life rolled on as Hurricane Jones



The Blue Moon Of Kentucky Is Gold (Larry W Jones 09/17/2019) (song #7602)

Now, Kentucky moons have come and gone
But all those moons ain’t as have been told
Folks, don’t pay attention to that song
The blue moon of Kentucky is gold

So now folks, take off your blue blindfold
And what’s more, it ain’t made of swiss cheese
That old blue Kentucky moon is gold
And folks, if you go there you will freeze

(Instrumental)

Now, that Kentucky blue grass ain’t blue
Blue moons of Kentucky ain’t blue too
How confused can you get in your mind
When you’re blue on Kentucky moonshine

Those Kentucky moons ain’t blue, they’re gold
Kentucky blue grass ain’t blue, it’s green
So, don’t pay attention to what’s told
Grass is green and moons have a gold sheen

(Instrumental)

Well now folks, it’s high time to come clean
Don’t get caught up in that old song mold
Kentucky blue grass is really green
And old blue Kentucky moons are gold

The blue moon of Kentucky is gold



I Rode Away To Stay Alive (Larry W Jones 09/18/2019) (song #7603)

I was ridin’ down the trail from San Antony
When I met a cowgirl who was skin and bony
I said, you’re the purdiest girl I’ve seen alive
And that’s when she drew her forty-five
So, I rode away to stay alive

I was ridin’ down the trail from San Antony
When I met a cowgirl who was not so bony
I said, you’re the purdiest girl I’ve seen a-spell
And that’s when she said, git or I’ll yell
So, I rode away from that fine belle

(Instrumental)

I was ridin’ down the trail from San Antony
When I met a cowgirl on a little pony
I said, girl you look like the apple of my eye
She said, cowboy you’re about to die
So, I rode away and said bye bye

I was ridin’ down the trail from San Antony
When I met a cowgirl who appeared quite homey
I said, girl my fences need mended
She said, I know how cows are tended
So, we rode away with hearts blended

Now she’s got all my fences mended
And she’s got all of my cows tended
And now this song is ended, Yee Ha!



Ballad Of Montana McCoy (Larry W Jones 09/19/2019) (song #7604)

I well recall the night when he strolled in
Weather was frigid from a new cold snap
I don’t rightly know just where to begin
An oilskin coat covered the tall bold chap
He stood at the long bar rail looking tired
Then ordered a shot and gazed all around
He was a wrangler whom some folks admired
But the look on his face was full of frown

Here’s to those good cowboys now dead and gone
To all the pals that I hold dear
If anyone asks who must move along
Say Montana McCoy was here

Then from his mouth came words quiet and low
Now, listen pards and I’ll tell you my tale
This man of the west packs a heavy load
And never more will I wrangle cow trails
I rode out of Billings and Alberton
All the way to Bridger and Yellowstone
But cattle trails have scarred this western son
And now on safer trails is where I’ll roam

Here’s to those good cowboys now dead and gone
To all the pals that I hold dear
If anyone asks who must move along
Say Montana McCoy was here

One awful day in the cold wind and rain
We were driving cattle quite far from town
There were five of us from Helena grange
And one young cowboy from Sheridan Mound
We were all cowboys who rode the far range
Never once did we stop to count the cost
But now when I think back it seems so strange
That on one bad day five good pals were lost

Here’s to those good cowboys now dead and gone
To all the pals that I hold dear
If anyone asks who must move along
Say Montana McCoy was here

The storm it caused a big cattle stampede
Hooves were heard pounding in the rain that poured
We rode like the wind, didn’t give no heed
That we might never see our homes no more
The lead cows were circled but none were slowed
While all of us hoped they would settle down
The whole herd looked like a river that flowed
Where a cowboy might fall and surely drown

Here’s to those good cowboys now dead and gone
To all the pals that I hold dear
If anyone asks who must move along
Say Montana McCoy was here

The cattle were ragin’ and runnin’ wild
We cowboys tried to get the upper hand
Along with the wild herd we too were riled
Riding like all good cowboys for the brand
When I awoke the night had turned to dawn
I dragged myself to my horse feeling sore
Then I cussed that herd over what they’d done
And vowed to never drive cattle no more

Here’s to those good cowboys now dead and gone
To all the pals that I hold dear
If anyone asks who must move along
Say Montana McCoy was here

Now, ever since that awful day and night
I’ve been roamin’ and tryin’ to forget
That wild stampede where we lost the fight
I can see the faces of lost pals yet
And sometimes at night when the moon is high
I can feel the wind tearing at my skin
I hear cowboys who never said goodbye
All five of them were like my next of kin

Here’s to those good cowboys now dead and gone
To all the pals that I hold dear
If anyone asks who must move along
Say Montana McCoy was here



Mighty Mount Rainier (Larry W Jones 09/25/2019) (song #7605)

We drove out from Seattle with the weather clear
Four of us set to climb the mighty Mount Rainier
Bob from Montana and Bill from Indiana
Myself and Joe with all our trusty climbing gear

Rainier, Mount Rainier
Mountaineers have climbed and some died in awful fear
Mighty Mount Rainier

While on Emmons Glacier strong winds began to blow
Sight was lost in the snow of Bob and Bill and Joe
I was alone and the outlook was mighty bleak
But I was a mountaineer mighty near the peak

Rainier, Mount Rainier
Mountaineers have climbed and some died in awful fear
Mighty Mount Rainier

(Instrumental)

Now here I am on the summit of Mount Rainier
I’ll die on this summit even with trusty gear
Folks in Seattle will wonder if I’ll get down
But I fear there’s no time for rescue comin’ round

Rainier, Mount Rainier
Mountaineers have climbed and some died in awful fear
Mighty Mount Rainier

Rainier, Mount Rainier
Mountaineers have climbed and some died in awful fear
I’ll die on this summit of mighty Mount Rainier



Conditions Of Your Heart (Larry W Jones ) (song #)

Conditions of your heart, like foreign missions past
Once they were pure but now you’re not sure you love me
Conditions of your heart won’t let love for me last
You have found someone to position above me

Conditions of your mind, like leaves change in the Fall
Once your thoughts were fine but now I see the sign of
Conditions of your mind won’t see love after all
After all done to condition you for my love

(Instrumental)

Conditions of your heart, like page additions made
Once read with such laughter but now and hereafter
Conditions of your heart have made love for me fade
Though I prayed your heart’s condition I could capture

Conditions of your heart and mind slipped through my hands
Once I held them both but now I loathe them the most
Conditions of your heart I’ll never understand
Though I tried so hard to condition your true love

Conditions of your heart, like foreign missions past
Conditions of your heart won’t let love for me last



But I Wish You Well (Larry W Jones 09/25/2019) (song #7607)

Dear, in my heart I can tell that you’ll go
My ears can hear it as clear as a bell
And my open eyes tell me that it’s so
I have lost your love but I wish you well

But I wish you well and now it’s goodbye
I thought our love would last for quite a spell
But now I’ll just have myself one good cry
I have lost your love but I wish you well

(Instrumental)

We were brought up poor but you wanted gold
My pockets never were deep as the dell
Guess I never did have a solid hold
I have lost your love but I wish you well

Well dear, I have lost but I wish you well
When you leave I’ll be alone in my cell
Like the song I’ll still love you right or wrong
I have lost your love but I wish you well

Like the song I’ll still love you right or wrong
I have lost your love but I wish you well



Mae Is As Cold As November (Larry W Jones 09/25/2019) (song #7608)

Mae is as cold as November
Mae is as cold as November

Here comes lovely Mae, girl all guys adore
When she smiles she sweeps them all off the floor
Each guy she passes by puts on a show
But there’s one thing all of them just don’t know

Mae is as cold as November
Her heart is like a cold ember
One love said no, she remembers
Mae is as cold as November

(Instrumental)

Here comes lonely Mae, saddest girl in town
And she won’t let the good guys gather round
Like a diadem she looks like a gem
Oh, but Mae has no heart to offer them

Mae is as cold as November
Her heart is like a cold ember
One love said no, she remembers
Mae is as cold as November

One love said no, she remembers
Mae is as cold as November



My Strongest Moments (Larry W Jones 09/25/2019) (song #7609)

I tried to say goodbye, I tried to say we’re through
You just want my money cause that’s enough it’s true
Oh, I tried to be strong but I know it’s no use
My strongest moments are my weakest links for you

Now, in my strongest moments I want someone new
But your kiss is bliss and there’s nothing I can do
So dear, I just give in the way it’s always been
My strongest moments are my weakest links for you

(Instrumental)

One day it might be over and I’ll be alright
I’ll just close my mind and then you’ll be out of sight
But then I think again just when I’m on the brink
My strongest moments are my weakest links for you

I tried to say goodbye, I tried to say we’re through
You just want my money cause that’s enough it’s true
Oh, I tried to be strong but I know it’s no use
My strongest moments are my weakest links for you

Oh, I tried to be strong but I know it’s no use
My strongest moments are my weakest links for you



I’ve Grown Up With A Pain In My Heart (Larry W Jones 09/25/2019) (song #7610)

I can’t lie as these bitter tears
All fall down like a broken dam
They started with me back some years
When this pain in my heart began

I was born with sounds loud and long
Quarrels and fighting from the start
And in my mind I hear them strong
I’ve grown up with pain in my heart

(Instrumental)

Now that I’m grown I look at me
And when I look I only see
Two broken hearts that played a part
For what it’s worth the birth of me

Thanks Ma and Pa for what you’ve done
I’m just the raisin’ as your son
Thank you for my creation’s start
I’ve grown up with pain in my heart

Thank you for my creation’s start
I’ve grown up with pain in my heart



Dayspring Valley Singer (Larry W Jones 09/26/2019) (song #7611)

As I strolled through the dayspring valley
I could hear a song unfoldin’
It felt as though the dayspring valley
Prepared my heart for a-mouldin’

I heard the tune of a violin
I heard one songbird a-singin’
But none could rival the softest sound
Of some dear one’s voice a-ringin’

It lined the trees and it lined the sky
Oh, it lined the dayspring valley
I never saw what filled me with awe
The song singer close around me

Though sounding distant, the words were plain
For my heart could feel their sorrow
I felt their sadness, I felt their pain
Grief, the dayspring valley borrowed

I heard the tune of a violin
I heard one songbird a-singin’
But none could rival the softest sound
Of some dear one’s voice a-ringin’

I still stroll through the dayspring valley
Though in vain, there long I linger
My despondent heart searches gladly
For the dayspring valley singer

I heard the tune of a violin
I heard one songbird a-singin’
But none could rival the softest sound
Of some dear one’s voice a-ringin’

I still stroll through the dayspring valley
Though in vain, there long I linger
My despondent heart searches gladly
For the dayspring valley singer



Reminders Hang Around (Larry W Jones 09/26/2019) (song #7612)

Now, my idea was that life would renew
Not like it was back then
And that I would forget the strife and you
So I could fly again

But reminders hang around, hang around
Of broken love and promises that stay
And the coming heartaches of tomorrow
Are fed by the teardrops of yesterday

(Instrumental)

Now, sad and melancholy is my life
I remember back when
And reminders hang around, hang around
I’ll never love again

Now, I know I cannot erase you dear
Though we’re apart you’re still here in my heart
And reminders hang around, hang around
Like Mona Lisa’s faded work of art

And reminders hang around, hang around



Every Bit Like You (Larry W Jones 09/26/2019) (song #7613)

Only a lady every bit like you
Can change for good only a man like me
Cause someone who is like myself alone
Can’t be strong as every bit like you

Only a lady every bit like you
Can change for good only a man like me
Cause without your love I would be so weak
A lady every bit like you I seek

(Instrumental)

Down every lane I’ll need a helping cane
On every road I carry heavy loads
Only a lady every bit like you
Can help me get along and follow through

I need someone to share my smallest dream
To help me cross the widest swollen stream
Only a lady every bit like you
Can guide along me with a love that’s true

(Instrumental)

Only a lady every bit like you
Can guide along me with a love that’s true
Only a lady every bit like you
Every bit like you



Riding Down Trail On A Mustang (Larry W Jones 09/27/2019) (song #7614)

My saddle bags are packed and now strapped on
The gate is open and soon I’ll be gone
Looks like another Montana big sky
I hate to leave you but I have to go
Cold wind is blowin’, it’s startin’ to snow
Will you be sorry that I said goodbye

Babe, I’ll miss you when I think of you
The songs I’ll sing will be sung for you
But my arms are those you couldn’t hold
I’m riding down trail on a mustang
I may never ride up trail again
Babe, some things are better left untold

(Instrumental)

I remember times in Helena town
The big saloon was where you doubled down
You played your cards and at the bar you’d sing
Every trail I ride will draw trouble too
But I’ll hide my pride when I think of you
I can’t ride back cause it won’t mean a thing

Babe, I’ll miss you when I think of you
The songs I’ll sing will be sung for you
But my arms are those you couldn’t hold
I’m riding down trail on a mustang
I may never ride up trail again
Babe, some things are better left untold

(Instrumental)

Now the snow is fallin’ and I must go
The long trail I’ll ride you will never know
Babe, when you awake I’ll be far away
Don’t bother to dream of our by-gone days
Though your tears may stream I’ll be like a haze
Riding down trail on a mustang always

Babe, I’ll miss you when I think of you
The songs I’ll sing will be sung for you
But my arms are those you couldn’t hold
I’m riding down trail on a mustang
I may never ride up trail again
Babe, some things are better left untold

I’m riding down trail on a mustang
Riding down trail on a mustang
Down trail on a mustang



Punkin Chunkin Pie (Larry W Jones 09/27/2019) (song #7615)

Come to the punkin chunkin and sit at my lunch table
You can eat punkin chunkin pie all day if your able
We’ll watch them chunkin punkins far as you and I can see
Come eat some punkin chunkin pie with me

We don’t need a reason cause it’s the season for romance
Out in the punkin field you and I can take a sweet chance
Eatin’ punkin pie with the polished apple of my eye
I’m your guy eatin’ punkin chunkin pie

Come to the punkin chunkin, let me whisper in your ear
My heart goes bumpin’ bumpin’ any time you’re near
I get the feelin’ that forever you will be
Here eatin’ punkin chunkin pie with me

(Instrumental)

We don’t need a reason cause it’s the season for romance
Out in the punkin field you and I can take a sweet chance
Eatin’ punkin pie with the polished apple of my eye
I’m your guy eatin’ punkin chunkin pie

Come to the punkin chunkin, let me whisper in your ear
My heart goes bumpin’ bumpin’ any time you’re near
I get the feelin’ that forever you will be
Here eatin’ punkin chunkin pie with me

Eatin’ punkin chunkin pie with me
Eatin’ punkin chunkin pie with me



Vanishing Cowboy (Larry W Jones 09/27/2019) (song #7616)

I remember my grandpa riding through the gate
Wondering why beef sold at such a lower rate
I remember with sadness his once famous brand
Lying in his casket with bridle in his hand

It’s like heresy when a legacy has gone away
Good cowhands riding for the brand have gone to yesterday
He’s a vanishing cowboy who rode like the wayward wind
When he grew old he chose dominoes with his friends

(Instrumental)

Grandpa knew days were comin’, he didn’t wonder
His banker issued summons that seemed like plunder
But grandpa was a cowboy, lived the cowboy code
He kept the ranch but had to have the whole herd sold

A four lane divided freeway crosses my grandpa’s ranch
The graveyard worker couldn’t see I was my grandpa’s branch
The dirt he shoveled in would soon grow flowers for his shade
I stood there for hours by a good vanishing cowboy’s grave

It’s like heresy when a legacy has gone away
Good cowhands riding for the brand have gone to yesterday
He’s a vanishing cowboy who rode like the wayward wind
When he grew old he chose dominoes with his friends

He’s a vanishing cowboy who rode for the brand



Blue Angel Highway (Larry W Jones 09/27/2019) (song #7617)

Well, I know it’s just another highway
But it’s been takin’ me too far from home
I’m rollin’ but if I had it my way
I’d not leave my blue angel home alone

Every mile I drive I think about you
I’ve gotta quit drivin’ before I’m dead
An angel but I leave my angel blue
It’s a blue angel highway straight ahead

Oh, this blue angel highway
Eighteen gears to push and shove
Oh, this blue angel highway
Runs between me and your love

(Instrumental)

Well, I know it’s just another highway
But it’s been takin’ me too far from home
I’m rollin’ but if I had it my way
I’d not leave my blue angel home alone

One more twilight at a cheap road motel
I know you left a light on back at home
And when I phone you darlin’ I can tell
Blue angel highway left you all alone

Oh, this blue angel highway
Eighteen gears to push and shove
Oh, this blue angel highway
Runs between me and your love

Oh, this blue angel highway
Runs between me and your love



Stronger Man Longer Gone (Larry W Jones 09/27/2019) (song #7618)

Well, the saddest thing to do in life
Is to walk away from grief and strife
But I’ve seen it coming on so long
I’ll be a stronger man longer gone

I would never go if you loved me
But love, I see that will never be
I’ll get lost and count the cost alone
I’ll be a stronger man longer gone

(Instrumental)

I’ll build up my self esteem and pride
Just as soon as these old tears have dried
And I’ll sing a better old love song
I’ll be a stronger man longer gone

When I’m gone I won’t be looking back
Gonna be a long way down the track
Longer days will have more sunny dawns
I’ll be a stronger man longer gone

And I’ll sing a better old love song
I’ll be a stronger man longer gone



I Can’t Shake You From My Mind (Larry W Jones 09/27/2019) (song #7619)

I’ve never felt so hopeless as I’m feeling now
Cause you drove away with a frown across your brow
My world just fell apart and now for you I’ll pine
You’ll take my heart but I can’t shake you from my mind

This burning side of pain is like a glowing flame
And it’s the kind of flame that won’t go out with time
There remains an ember I’ll always remember
You’ll take my heart but I can’t shake you from my mind

(Instrumental)

If I could turn back the time then all would be fine
But these memories will never be history
You’ll take my heart but I can’t shake you from my mind
At least not until the end of eternity

This burning side of pain is like a glowing flame
And it’s the kind of flame that won’t go out with time
There remains an ember I’ll always remember
You’ll take my heart but I can’t shake you from my mind

There remains an ember I’ll always remember
You’ll take my heart but I can’t shake you from my mind



Her Old Whipping Post (Larry W Jones 09/28/2019) (song #7620)

I know she’ll return cause I’m still her old concern
No matter just how many bridges she has burned
She likes to run around but she likes me the most
Some will think it gross but I’m her old whipping post

Sure as the setting sun she’ll be getting someone
She’ll be tying up his heart just for her own fun
And when she gets through then I will be her new host
Some will think it gross but I’m her old whipping post

(Instrumental)

She thinks whipping hearts doesn’t hurt, oh but it does
When she starts my heart feels stung by a mad bee buzz
Some men she leaves alone but with me she’s engrossed
Some will think it gross but I’m her old whipping post

I know she’ll return cause I’m still her old concern
No matter just how many bridges she has burned
She likes to run around but she likes me the most
Some will think it gross but I’m her old whipping post

She likes to run around but she likes me the most
Some will think it gross but I’m her old whipping post



You Don’t See Me (Larry W Jones 09/28/2019) (song #7621)

You look right straight at me
And then to my demise
I see that you don’t see
All the love in my eyes
You know my name it’s true
But why am I so blue
I know you don’t see me

No, you don’t see the man
Who wants to hold your hand
And wants to see the day
When “I do” you will say
My poor heart’s full of woe
Cause I can’t be your beau
I know you don’t see me

Oh, that fine day will never come
I’ll never be your only one
For I can see that you don’t see
All the fine things you mean to me

No, you don’t see the man
Who wants to hold your hand
And wants to see the day
When “I do” you will say
My poor heart’s full of woe
Cause I won’t be your beau
I know you don’t see me

You look right straight at me
And then to my surprise
I see that you now see
All the love in my eyes
You know my love is true
You say you love me too
Now I know you see me

You know my love is true
You say you love me too
Now I know you see me



If This Planet Had A Veranda (Larry W Jones 09/28/2019) (song #7622)

That veranda was where my Mama hummed as she knitted
That veranda was where my Daddy wore clothes she fitted
It was where we ate apple pie, listened to the wind sigh
Where we played guitar and fiddle and sang to heaven high

That veranda saw summer nights when we gazed at the stars
That veranda saw lightning bugs kids put in Mason jars
It was where I fell in love and realized my first kiss
It was where I realized that life is a precious gift

If this planet had a veranda like we had back home
Back to it we’d all meander from where we all had roamed
If this planet had a veranda as we had back then
We would all come together and not scattered to the wind

(Instrumental)

Watermelon and home made ice cream we all served and shared
We played Fish and Battle and other card games fair and square
That veranda always had a small window light left on
Mama and Daddy knew sons and daughters would come back home

If this planet had a veranda like we had back home
Back to it we’d all meander from where we all had roamed
If this planet had a veranda as we had back then
We would all come together and not scattered to the wind

If this planet had a veranda like we had back home
We would all come together and not scattered to the wind



Was That A Heartbreak (Larry W Jones 09/28/2019) (song #7623)

Well, I never expected what I heard last night
My answer machine had on a blinking red light
When I turned it on it played back yesterday’s scene
I listened intently for what her message means

She started off by saying that she was just fine
But somehow I started to read between her lines
I thought I heard a scrape or the tape wasn’t clean
Was that a heartbreak on my phone message machine

(Instrumental)

Oh, at first her voice was filled with purpose and poise
When I played the tape back I detected some noise
I thought I heard a scrape or the tape wasn’t clean
Should I call her back this late to see what it means

She started off by saying that she was just fine
But somehow I started to read between her lines
I thought I heard a scrape or the tape wasn’t clean
Was that a heartbreak on my phone message machine

Was that a heartbreak on my phone message machine



Written In Code (Larry W Jones 09/28/2019) (song #7624)

I was driving downtown when I turned the radio on
Then I heard the prettiest sound from a well written song
Each and every line seemed refined and pretty soon I knew
That love song was written in code all about me and you

That song was written in code
The melody of it showed
And every line of it told
All about your love and mine

(Instrumenal)

I began smiling from ear to ear with joy on my face
I was the happiest man in all earth’s human race
That love song was written in code all about me and you
And I knew as it flowed that all my sweet dreams would come true

That song was written in code
The melody of it showed
And every line of it told
All about your love and mine

That song was written in code
All about your love and mine



By Examples Made (Larry W Jones 09/28/2019) (song #7625)

I was just nine when I picked up a dime
But it was not mine so I was afraid
My Daddy said son this won’t be much fun
But you must learn by good examples made

I know this will hurt son but I hurt more
While growing I want you to make good grades
The golden rule is worth more than gold ore
Life will be good with good examples made

(Instrumental)

I learned by good examples that ran deep
And I knew those lessons would never fade
I counted my blessings while counting sheep
I would always live by examples made

My Daddy was a man whom I loved so
Took me to games where popcorn overflowed
I learned to drive his truck although quite slow
Ten miles or so down a long country road

(Instrumental)

My Daddy loved life and spoke with a drawl
By examples made, made me know it all
I went to see the world, went everywhere
Many years passed before I got the call

By examples made, made me know it all
I went to see the world, went everywhere
Many years passed before I got the call
Back at home Daddy was no longer there



Texas On My Mind (Larry W Jones 09/28/2019) (song #7626)

Well, I’m packin’ my bags with Texas tags
Gonna fly to where they fly Texas flags
There I’ll spend some time on hill country wine
All will know I’ve got Texas on my mind

I’ve got some high and low friends in Austin
And none of them sound like they’re from Boston
I speak Texan and know my accent’s fine
I’ll consent I’ve got Texas on my mind

(Instrumental)

Give me bluebonnets and warm spring weather
Ain’t no harm smellin’ old saddle leather
Think of all the stars as the lone star kind
Yeah, so far I’ve got Texas on my mind

Well, I’m packin’ my bags with Texas tags
Gonna live where they give big Texas brags
Got a pinin’ for findin’ what’s behind
I ain’t blind, I’ve got Texas on my mind

(The eyes of Texas are upon me)
Yeah, I’ve got Texas on my Mind



Ken Burns Country Music (Larry W Jones 09/29/2019) (song #7627)

Ken Burns country music film was a big hit everywhere
It made folks around the world wish that they were really there
Ken Burns country music film made his’try with country songs
It made folks around the world join voices and sing along

It all started in nineteen thirty three
Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter fam’ly
Recorded songs in Bristol Tennessee
And as they say the rest is history

Ken Burns country music film was a big hit everywhere

Nashville was the heart of country music
In the Great Depression and World War II
Movies fell in love with singing cowboys
Roy Acuff, Texas Swing, the Opry too

Ken Burns country music film was a big hit everywhere

Kentucky bluegrass spread from Bill Monroe
Hank Williams was the Hillbilly Shakespeare
Johnny Cash, Elvis, Patsy are no more
With Ken Burns country music they’re still here

Ken Burns country music film was a big hit everywhere

Sons and Daughters of America glowed
And the Circle was unbroken we hear
Now, Hank didn’t get above his raisin’
But if young Hank done it this way ain’t clear

Ken Burns country music film was a big hit everywhere
It made folks around the world wish that they were really there
Ken Burns country music film made his’try with country songs
It made folks around the world join voices and sing along

Ken Burns country music was a lot more than film and song



Sky Rocket Empty Pocket Blues (Larry W Jones 09/30/2019) (song #7628)

Now, I try to make a livin’ while givin’ every day
But I gave my last dollar to an invoice yesterday
I had no choice if in this shanty house I want to stay
And inflation ain’t covered in my weekly weekend pay

No, inflation ain’t covered and it’s in sky rocket mode
I’m on the docket for past city bills they say I owe
Wall Street just took another big dive in the evening news
I just lose, I’ve got the sky rocket empty pocket blues

(Instrumental)

When payday rolls around the cost of living is compound
Some folks eat filet mignon, I have drumsticks for rib bones
My spouse who keeps the house wants to buy a new summer blouse
All bad news, I’ve got the sky rocket empty pocket blues

Sky rocket inflation has almost got me to drinkin’
A good thing I can’t afford it is what I’ve been thinkin’
My empty pockets have holes and don’t hold nothing but clues
Yep you knew, I’ve got the sky rocket empty pocket blues

My empty pockets have holes and don’t hold nothing but clues
Yep you knew, I’ve got the sky rocket empty pocket blues



Haven’t You Learned (Larry W Jones 10/01/2019) (song #7629)

Haven’t you learned I’m a bride to be
Haven’t you learned he’s the groom to be
On her left hand was a wedding band
I thought I would cry, thought I would die
Her words to me burned, haven’t you learned

Well, I was lost for words, her words hurt
And I wished that I had been more alert
I moved too slow for her love to grow
I thought I would cry, thought I would die
Her words to me burned, haven’t you learned

(Instrumental)

Haven’t you learned I’m a bride to be
Haven’t you learned he’s the groom to be
She kissed that guy then she waved goodbye
I thought I would cry, thought I would die
Her words to me burned, haven’t you learned

Her words to me burned, haven’t you learned
My poor heart hurt and my stomach churned
But what hurt most, she was unconcerned
Her words to me burned, haven’t you learned
Her words to me burned, haven’t you learned



Look And See Who Shadowed Me Home (Larry W Jones 10/01/2019) (song #7630)

My buddies and I had a good time
And I was glad you weren’t on my mind
I never did think of you at all
And we had us a wonderful ball

But look and see who shadowed me home
Your memory’s still my legacy
You had to know I was all alone
Cause look and see who shadowed me home

(Instrumental)

You were following me through the door
Felt your presence as never before
My heart broke in pieces, right in two
And the pain increases over you

Oh, look and see who shadowed me home
Your memory’s still my legacy
You had to know I was all alone
Cause look and see who shadowed me home

(Instrumental)

You had to know I was all alone
Cause look and see who shadowed me home
Look and see who shadowed me home
You, oh you shadowed me home



Too Late To Be Mine (Larry W Jones 10/01/2019) (song #7631)

My darling I waited such a long time
For you to come around
I wanted to share our world together
When you got settled down

Oh, where have you been dear for so long now
I waited but you never sent a sign
I guess it doesn’t matter anyhow
Cause you came around too late to be mine

(Instrumental)

But darling I found someone without you
My heart got impatient and couldn’t wait
Although I knew that I shouldn’t doubt you
I went ahead and gave my heart away

Oh, where have you been dear for so long now
I waited but you never sent a sign
I guess it doesn’t matter anyhow
Cause you came around too late to be mine

I guess it doesn’t matter anyhow
Cause you came around too late to be mine
You came around too late to be mine



Zero Minus One (Larry W Jones 10/02/2019) (song #7632)

Well, I’m a zero minus one, look what I’ve done
And this zero I am is what I’ll always be
Been a minus a thousand times, look at the signs
Yeah, I’m a zero minus one just constantly

In love I’ve never been a hero
A zero has been my one game
I’m so good at losin’ at love
Zero minus one is my name

(Instrumental)

Well, I’m a zero minus one, look what I’ve done
And this zero I am is what I’ll always be
Been a minus a thousand times, look at the signs
Yeah, I’m a zero minus one just constantly

Oh, more than once I played the dunce
I groped for things I couldn’t find
So, if you want to poke some fun
Zero minus one, I’m so blind

Well, I’m a zero minus one, look what I’ve done
Less than zero, I’m no hero
I’m a zero minus one
Zero minus one



La Escalera Rancho (Larry W Jones 10/02/2019) (song #7633)

 
Randa Jean heard him singing Cielito Lindo
Before his gentle pony reached the big corral
Gerald rode through La Escalera chaparral
Every evening when the day was about twilight
Gerald and Randa Jean started out together
A young vaquero with his bride whom he loved so
In a cabin on La Escalera Rancho

Gerald caught the scent of warm manzana cobbler
As soon as he rounded the narrow canyon rim
He felt just as warm inside and often wondered
What the lovely Randa Jean ever saw in him
For Randa had dreamed of city life and mansions
A moneyed life with fancy clothes and stylish bows
But she chose Gerald’s La Escalera Rancho

Gerald and Randa Jean never made good money
But they both worked the land while happy just the same
She called him querido and she was sweet miel
And Randa Jean was proud to share the Lyda name
All their ninos and ninas grew up and prospered
They moved away from La Escalera Rancho
From the small cabin on the ranch that would see fame

When dust bowl days would blow sand in the summer wind
It sounded just like wild coyotes with no end
Those days drew them ever closer as the weather
Brought them together as lovers and best of friends
Years passed by and after fifty as man and wife
They were still there on La Escalera Rancho

And after all those years of matrimonio
All we ninos and ninas faced our saddest test
We said goodbye to beloved dad Gerald Monday
As we laid him away in his best Sunday vest
Mama Randa Jean would live on a few more years
And we recalled all their hard and good times with tears
Living in a cabin on La Escalera Rancho

Gerald and Randa Jean never made good money
But they both worked the land while happy just the same
She called him querido and she was sweet miel
And Randa Jean was proud to share the Lyda name
All their ninos and ninas grew up and prospered
They moved away from La Escalera Rancho
From the small cabin on the ranch that would see fame

Gerald and Randa Jean never made good money
But they both worked the land while happy just the same
She called him querido and she was sweet miel
And Randa Jean was proud to share the Lyda name



Since You Never Have Forever In View (Larry W Jones 10/05/2019) (song #7634)

 
Well, I’m walking the line while you’re walking the edge
I take it easy while you’re on a downhill sledge
You live without thinking of how long you will last
I want love that’s not measured by short term forecasts

Since you never have forever in view
Since you never have forever for two
Your heart will never beat in time with mine
I can’t stay here and be easy to find

(Instrumental)

When the dance has ended you’re not even winded
Don’t be offended if intentions are amended
You live without thinking of how long you will last
I want love that’s not measured by short term forecasts

Since you never have forever in view
Since you never have forever for two
Your heart will never beat in time with mine
I can’t stay here and be easy to find

Since you never have forever in view



Until Someone Better Comes Along (Larry W Jones 10/06/2019) (song #7635)

 
I don’t like to bet but sometimes I do
And now I’ll bet that I’ll be losing you
I was never a go getter in love
I’ll bet there’s someone else you’re thinking of

So, I don’t know why we keep on dancing
Though the country song sounds so entrancing
I won’t be brokenhearted, I’ll be strong
Strong until someone better comes along

(Instrumental)

I never owned a mansion on a hill
And I’ll bet that in time I never will
But I own a heart that’s heavy as gold
And I bet I’ll never own you to hold

So, I don’t know why we keep on dancing
Though the country song sounds so entrancing
I won’t be brokenhearted, I’ll be strong
Strong until someone better comes along

(Instrumental)

I don’t like to bet but sometimes I do
And now I’ll bet that I’ll be losing you
I was never a go getter in love
I’ll bet there’s someone else you’re thinking of

I won’t be brokenhearted, I’ll be strong
Strong until someone better comes along



Deed I Do (Larry W Jones 10/08/2019) (song #7636)

 
I love you, indeed I do (deed I do)
You love me, indeed you do (deed you do)
It’s no joke and it’s carved on every oak
Love, indeed I do and indeed you too

Dreams come true, indeed they do (deed they do)
We’re a team, indeed we are (deed we are)
There’s a moonbeam in the sky made for two
I love you, indeed I do (deed I do)

(Instrumental)

Dreams come true, indeed they do (deed they do)
We’re a team, indeed we are (deed we are)
There’s a moonbeam in the sky made for two
I love you, indeed I do (deed I do)

There’s a moonbeam in the sky made for two
I love you, indeed I do (deed I do)
Yes, indeed I do (deed I do)



Back In The Scene Of Texas Swing (Larry W Jones 10/09/2019) (song #7637)

 
Well, I was feeling down where downers dwell
Been acquiring the blues for quite a spell
Things are looking up like a filled up cup
Cause I made the scene of good western swing

Yeah, I’m back in the scene of Texas Swing
There’s no downers here, just good Lone Star beer
Twin fiddles and Tommy Duncan singin’
Bob Wills and His Playboys swingin’ I hear

(Instrumental)

There’s Spade Cooley and His Buckle Busters
Oh yeah, Adolph Hofner and His Texans
Cliff Bruner and His Texas Wanderers
Don’t forget Milton Brown and his Brownies

Yeah, I’m back in the scene of Texas Swing
There’s no downers here, just good Lone Star beer
Twin fiddles and Tommy Duncan singin’
Bob Wills and His Playboys swingin’ I hear

(Instrumental)

Gotta find me a girl and have some fun
Take a chance cause the night is nearly done
Go boot scootin’ with ol’ Bob Wills the king
Yeah, I’m back in the scene of Texas Swing

Yeah, I’m back in the scene of Texas Swing
There’s no downers here, just good Lone Star beer
Twin fiddles and Tommy Duncan singin’
Bob Wills and His Playboys swingin’ I hear

Back in the scene of Texas Swing



Hiking Song (Larry W Jones 10/09/2019) (song #7638)

 
Oh, I love to go a-hiking
Along the Rocky Mountain trail
And singing is to my liking
O’re the high hill and through the vale

Chorus:
Trail a-ree, trail a-ro
Trail a-ree, trail a-ro ho ho ho ho
Along the Rocky Mountain trail

I love to hike beside the stream
Diamonds shining in the sun
So full of joy it sings to me
I am the happy hiking one

Chorus:

I say howdy to folks I meet
They say hello right back to me
Wild huckleberries taste so sweet
Growing under the tall fir trees

Chorus:

High in the sky the skylarks wing
The Rocky Mountains are their home
I love to hear the skylarks sing
Above the trails on which I roam

Chorus:

Oh, may my days of wandering
Go on until the day I die
Grant me power to hike and sing
Beneath Jehovah’s clear blue sky

Trail a-ree, trail a-ro
Trail a-ree, trail a-ro ho ho ho ho
Along the Rocky Mountain trail



Have I Confessed Already (Larry W Jones 10/11/2019) (song #7639)

 
Have I confessed already how I love you
And just how much my whole heart will allow
Have I confessed there is no one above you
Well dear, I confess my love to you now

My poor heart would suddenly weaken
My hopes would be beaten down somehow
All my dreams I could not believe in
If you refuse my loving you now

(Instrumental)

My poor heart would suddenly weaken
My hopes would be beaten down somehow
All my dreams I could not believe in
If you refuse my loving you now

Have I confessed already how I love you
Under each full moon I make a vow
Have I confessed to stars above you
Well dear, I confess my love to you now

Have I confessed already how I love you
Well dear, I confess my love to you now



On The Brigantine (Larry W Jones 10/12/2019) (song #7640)

 
Mates, get your sea bags in order
We sail with the tide tomorrow
Heave away, sea dogs, heave away
Mates, get your sea bags in order

We’ll sail across the blue water
Heave away, sea dogs, heave away
Mates, we’re bound on the brigantine
On the brigantine bound away

Tomorrow we’re bound for Cadiz
Mates, the girls there are entrancing
Then cross oceans to New Orleans
Where Creole girls are a-dancing

So, fare-thee-well sweet Maggie dear
Heave away, sea dogs, heave away
On the outbound sea swell we’ll steer
Heave away, sea dogs, heave away

Tomorrow we’re bound for Cadiz
Mates, the girls there are entrancing
Then cross oceans to New Orleans
Where Creole girls are a-dancing

We’ll sail across the blue water
Heave away, sea dogs, heave away
Mates, we’re bound on the brigantine
On the brigantine bound away



Little Brown Jug Of Rye (Larry W Jones 10/13/2019) (song #7641)

 
My dog and I live all alone
I eat raw meat and he eats bone
He catches flies and I like rye
Oh, we’ll be pals until he dies

Oh, ho ho ho, old dog and me
Little brown jug of rye I see
Oh, ho ho ho, old dog and me
Little brown jug don’t have no fleas

Little brown jug ain’t got no goals
Like my old clothes got many holes
I crawl around on all my fours
When it’s tipped up then down it pours

Chorus:

When I toil I roll up my sleeves
Work, my little brown jug relieves
Beneath a tall and shady tree
Little brown jug will comfort me

Chorus:

Oh, I’m kinfolk to Adam’s race
Scattered over every old place
A lot of them have an old dog
And little brown jug that brings fog

Chorus:

If I’d a horse on which to ride
I’d saddle him and spur his side
I’d feed him hay til old and gray
And ride him forty miles a day

Chorus:

Roses are red, violets blue
My nose is red which gives a clue
Little brown jug, start at the top
Then drink it down to the last drop

Oh, ho ho ho, old dog and me
Little brown jug of rye I see
Oh, ho ho ho, old dog and me
Little brown jug don’t have no fleas



Hobo Bill Lullaby (Larry W Jones 10/13/2019) (song #7641)

 
Drift off to sleep Bill, you lowly hobo
Let the wide world roll slowly by
Long rails of steel you will follow
To the Hobo Bill lullaby

Don’t keep tomorrow on your mind
For that new day will come and go
In your warm boxcar you will find
That you will sleep through cold and snow

(Instrumental)

Railroad bulls may cause you trouble
They do their job with live or die
But tonight in hay you’ll huddle
To the Hobo Bill lullaby

Hobo Bill, don’t you be troubled
You’re not the only hobo bum
Your old mother mends your duffle
To the Hobo Bill lullaby

Drift off to sleep Bill, you lowly hobo
To the Hobo Bill lullaby



First Day Of Moose Season (Larry W Jones 10/13/2019) (song #7642)

 
I recall with no good reason
T’was the first day of moose season
Fall came upon me bright and clear
Got my rifle down with my gear
Got my quota as I deduce
One Mountie, one Marshall, one Ranger and a moose

Maybe my mind was in a daze
And my eyes had a fine haze
Or maybe that full hunter’s moon
Made me as crazy as a loon
Guess I’ve run out of no excuse
One Mountie, one Marshall, one Ranger and a moose

(Instrumental)

Canadian law’s down in writing
Took away my hunting license
They took them off my truck fender
Said their hides I couldn’t render
And that I might swing by a noose
One Mountie, one Marshall, one Ranger and a moose

Folks still ask me how I did it
I didn’t know they forbid it
But if you hear a big buck snort
Just shoot first then empty the quart
They’re all mounted on plaques of spruce
One Mountie, one Marshall, one Ranger and a moose

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