PARADISE							John Prine

CHORUS (after each verse):

DADDY WON'T YOU TAKE ME BACK TO MUHLENBERG COUNTY
DOWN BY THE GREEN RIVER WHERE PARADISE LAY
WELL, I'M SORRY MY SON BUT YOU'RE TOO LATE IN ASKING
MISTER PEABODY'S COAL TRAIN HAS HAULED IT AWAY

WHEN I WAS A BOY MY FAMILY WOULD TRAVEL
DOWN TO WESTERN KENTUCKY WHERE MY PARENTS WERE BORN
THERE'S A BACKWARDS OLD TOWN THAT'S OFTEN REMEMBERED
SO MANY TIMES THAT MY MEMORIES ARE WORN 

WELL, SOMETIMES WE'D TRAVEL RIGHT DOWN THE GREEN RIVER
TO THE ABANDONED OLD PRISON DOWN BY ADRIE HILL
WHERE THE AIR SMELLED LIKE SNAKES AND WE'D SHOOT WITH OUR PISTOLS
BUT EMPTY POP BOTTLES WAS ALL WE WOULD KILL

THEN THE COAL COMPANY CAME WITH THE WORLD'S LARGEST SHOVEL
THEY TORTURED THE TIMBER AND STRIPPED ALL THE LAND
WELL, THEY DUG FOR THEIR COAL TILL THE LAND WAS FORSAKEN
THEN THEY WROTE IT ALL DOWN AS THE PROGRESS OF MAN

WHEN I DIE LET MY ASHES FLOAT DOWN THE GREEN RIVER
LET MY SOUL ROLL ON UP TO THE ROCHESTER DAM
I'LL BE HALFWAY TO HEAVEN WITH PARADISE WAITING
JUST FIVE MILES AWAY FROM WHEREVER I AM

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PARDON ME						Jim & Jesse McReynolds

CHORUS (after each verse):

PARDON ME BUT I THINK YOU'RE THE ONE LOVE
THAT I'VE BEEN WAITING ON FOR SO LONG
PARDON ME COULD WE WALK IN THE MOONLIGHT
JUST TO SEE DEAR IF I'M RIGHT OR WRONG

WELL I'VE MET A LOT OF BOYS (GIRLS) IN MY LIFETIME 
BUT I'VE NEVER HAD A ROMANCE WITH NONE
I'M JUST WAITING FOR SOMEONE THAT'S SPECIAL
PARDON ME BUT I THINK YOU'RE THE ONE

PARDON ME BUT SOMEHOW YOU SEEM SO DIFFERENT
FROM THE MOMENT YOU WALKED IN THE DOOR
IT JUST SEEMS THAT MY DREAMS HAVE BOTH COME TRUE DEAR
AND I'VE NEVER HAD THIS FEELING BEFORE

I BELIEVE I COULD SEARCH THIS WORLD OVER
AND I COULDN'T FIND ONE SWEETER THAN YOU
I CAN SEE THAT YOU'RE READY AND WILLING
JUST TO MAKE MY EVERY DREAM COME TRUE

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PICTURE IN THE MOONLIGHT  			Eric & Leigh Gibson

THE LAST THING I DO BEFORE I TURN IN TONIGHT IS
STARE AT YOUR PICTURE IN THE MOONLIGHT
I'LL RUN TO MY WINDOW AND COUNT EVERY STAR THEN I'LL
DREAM OF YOUR LOVE IN THE MOONLIGHT

I'LL WISH FOR THE BEST BEFORE I TAKE MY REST AND
I'LL BE SO BLUE IN THE DAYLIGHT
I'LL PRAY SELFISH PRAYERS BECAUSE
   YOU MAKE ME OBSESSED AND I'LL
STARE AT YOU PICTURE IN THE MOONLIGHT

CHORUS:

NOW SOME HAVE A PESSIMISTIC VIEW
IF I'M WASTIN' TIME ON WISHING, IT MIGHT AS WELL BE YOU
THE LAST THING I'LL DO BEFORE I TURN IN TONIGHT IS
STARE AT YOUR PICTURE IN THE MOONLIGHT

THE PICTURE I HOLD IS SO RAGGED AND OLD AND
FADED BY YEARS IN THE DAYLIGHT
NOW IT STAYS IN MY DRAWER UNTIL EACH DAY IS O'ER THEN I
STARE AT YOUR PICTURE IN THE MOONLIGHT  (chorus)

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PIG IN A PEN

CHORUS (after each verse):

I GOT A PIG HOME IN A PEN, CORN TO FEED HIM ON
ALL I NEED'S A PRETTY LITTLE GIRL TO FEED HIM WHEN I'M GONE

GOIN' UP ON A MOUNTAIN TO SOW A LITTLE CANE
PUT THAT OLD GRAY BONNET ON LITTLE LIZA JANE

BLACK SMOKE A-RISIN' SURE SIGN OF RAIN
PUT THAT OLD GRAY BONNET ON LITTLE LIZA JANE

YONDER COMES THAT GAL OF MINE, HOW DO YOU THINK I KNOW
TELL BY THAT GINGHAM GOWN HANGIN' DOWN SO LOW

BAKE THEM BISCUITS BABY, BAKE EM' GOOD AND BROWN
WHEN YOU GET THEM BISCUITS BAKED I'M ALABAMA BOUND

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PRECIOUS MEMORIES 

PRECIOUS MEMORIES, UNSEEN ANGELS
SENT FROM SOMEWHERE TO MY SOUL
HOW THEY LINGER EVER NEAR ME
AND THE SACRED PAST UNFOLD

CHORUS (after each verse):

PRECIOUS MEMORIES HOW THEY LINGER
HOW THEY EVER FLOOD MY SOUL
IN THE STILLNESS OF THE MIDNIGHT
PRECIOUS SACRED SCENES UNFOLD

PRECIOUS FATHER, LOVING MOTHER
FLY ACROSS THE LONELY YEARS
AND OLD HOME SCENES OF MY CHILDHOOD
IN FOND MEMORY APPEAR

AS  I TRAVEL ON LIFE'S PATHWAY
KNOW NOT WHAT THE YEARS MAY HOLD
AS I PONDER HOPE GROWS FONDER
PRECIOUS MEMORIES FLOOD MY SOUL

IN THE STILLNESS OF THE MIDNIGHT
ECHOES FROM THE PAST I HEAR
OLD-TIME SINGING, GLADNESS BRINGING
FROM THAT LOVELY LAND SOMEWHERE

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RADIO BOOGIE

WELL I GOT ME A HAT AND AN OLD GUITAR
   AND I MADE A DOWN PAYMENT ON A SECOND HAND CAR
I GOT ME A JOB ON THE RADIO
   I'M SAVIN' UP MONEY FOR A FIDDLE AND A BOW

CHORUS (after each verse):

AND DO THE RADIO BOOGIE ALL OVER THE TOWN
WITH A SOLID KICK AND A RED-HOT LICK--THAT'S THE TENNESSEE STYLE

WELL EARLY IN THE MORNING WHEN THE SUN COMES UP
   PULL THE CORK FROM THE JUG AND TAKE A LITTLE SUP
THE SUN KEEPS SHININ' AND I'M PLOWIN' THE CORN
   IF IT STARTS TO RAIN JUST DRIVE IT IN THE BARN

WELL I CALLED MY GAL ON THE TELEPHONE
   WHATCHA' DOIN' HONEY, ARE YOU ALL ALONE
COME ON OVER IN AN HOUR OR SO
   AND WE'LL BOTH DO THE BOOGIE BY THE RADIO

WELL I GOT ME A JOB AND A HILLBILLY  BABY
   I GOT BRAND NEW CLOTHES, I GOT MONEY TO SPEND
EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT'S THE WAY I PLAY
   "DO THE RADIO BOOGIE" IS ALL I CAN SAY

WELL I LOOKED AT THE CLOCK AND IT WAS QUARTER TO FIVE
   I WAS DANCIN' WITH A GIRL NEARLY TWICE MY SIZE
I LOOKED AT THE CLOCK AND IT WAS QUARTER TO TWO
   I KNEW RIGHT THEN IT WAS TIME TO GO

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RAILROAD LINE

THE CLICKETY SOUND OF THE SOUTHBOUND FREIGHT
AND THE HIGH SPEED HUM OF THE PASSENGER TRAIN
BECOMES A PART OF THE SOUL AND A HEART AND THE MIND
OF A BOY WHO'S RAISED BY THE RAILROAD LINE

THE SOUND OF A WHISTLE AT THE CROSSIN' ROAD
AND THE TANKS AND THE TRUCKS AND THE TRACTORS ON THE FLAT CAR LOAD
BECOMES A PART OF THE SOUL AND A HEART AND THE MIND
OF A BOY WHO'S RAISED BY THE RAILROAD LINE

CHORUS:

AND THE BIG ROUND PENNY THAT YOU LAY ON THE RAILS
   AND THE WHEELS MASH FLAT
AND A GLIMPSE OF THE LADIES AND THE PICTURES OF THE MEN
   IN THE ENGINEER'S HAT

AND THE BRAKEMAN WAVES FROM THE RED CABOOSE
IT'S A PART OF THE PAST, NEVER QUITE TURNS LOOSE
IT'S A PART OF A SOUL AND THE HEART AND THE MIND
OF A BOY WHO'S RAISED BY THE RAILROAD LINE  (chorus)

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RIVER OF JORDAN

TO THE RIVER OF JORDAN OUR SAVIOR WENT ONE DAY
AND WE READ THAT JOHN THE BAPTIST MET HIM THERE
WHEN JOHN BAPTIZED JESUS IN JORDAN'S RUSHING WATERS
THE MIGHTY POWER OF GOD FILLED THE AIR

CHORUS 1:

I'M ON MY WAY (TO THE RIVER OF JORDAN)
GONNA WADE RIGHT IN (IN THE RUSHING WATER)
I'M GOIN' DOWN (I'M GOIN' DOWN) TO THE RIVER OF JORDAN
AND LET THE COOL WATERS CLEANSE MY SOUL

KING NAHMEN WAS STRICKEN WITH DREADED LEPROSY
AND HE SENT FOR THE MAN OF GOD TO PRAY
BUT ELIJAH SAID TO NAHMEN, "GO DIP YOURSELF IN JORDAN"
AND LET THE COOL WATERS WASH YOUR SPOTS AWAY

CHORUS 2:

SO HE WENT RIGHT DOWN (TO THE RIVER OF JORDAN)
HE WENT RIGHT IN (IN THE RUSHING WATER)
HE DIPPED HIMSELF (HE DIPPED HIMSELF) IN THE RIVER OF JORDAN
AND THE COOL WATERS MADE HIM WHOLE

THE RIVER OF JORDAN IS MANY MILES AWAY
THIS MIGHTY RIVER I MAY NEVER SEE
BUT I'LL FIND MYSELF AN ALTER IN AN OLD FASHIONED CHURCH
MY RIVER OF JORDAN THAT WILL BE  (chorus 1)

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THE ROAD IS ROUGH                         Bill Monroe

TO ME SHE WAS MY LITTLE ANGEL
SENT DOWN TO ME FROM GOD ABOVE
WHEN ON THAT DAY WHEN I FIRST MET HER
AND I TOLD HER OF MY LOVE

CHORUS (after each verse):

IT'S MIGHTY DARK FOR ME TO TRAVEL
FOR MY SWEETHEART SHE IS GONE
THE ROAD IS ROUGH AND FILLED GRAVEL
BUT I MUST JOURNEY ON AND ON

TRAVELIN' DOWN THE LONESOME HIGHWAY
THINKIN' OF MY LOVE THAT'S GONE
KNOWIN' SOON WE'LL BE TOGETHER
SHE'S THE ONLY LOVE I'VE KNOWN

MANY NIGHTS WE STROLLED TOGETHER
TALKIN' OF OUR LOVE SO FAIR
MY LOVE FOR HER WILL NEVER VANISH
FOR I KNOW I'LL MEET HER THERE

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ROCK HEARTS                                    B. Otis

CHORUS (after each verse):

ROCK HEARTS WILL BREAK      (ROCK HEARTS WILL BREAK)
BELIEVE IT MY DEAR          (BELIEVE IT MY DEAR)
AND YOURS WILL BREAK        (AND YOURS WILL BREAK)
IN TWO I FEAR               (IN TWO I FEAR)
AND WHEN IT DOES DEAR DON'T RUN TO ME
'CAUSE IT WILL BE TOO LATE YOU SEE

WHY DID YOU BREAK MY HEART AND TEAR IT DOWN
WHY DID YOU SPREAD THE NEWS ALL OVER TOWN
WHY DID YOU MAKE ME THE LAUGHING STOCK
BECAUSE YOU'VE GOT A HEART OF ROCK

YOU DIDN'T BREAK MY HEART BY RUNNIN' 'ROUND
ANOTHER NEW LOVE YOU HAVE NOT FOUND
YOU ONLY HANDED ME BACK THE LOCK
YOU HAD AROUND YOUR HEART OF ROCK

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ROCK SALT AND NAILS					          Bruce Phillips

ON THE BANKS OF THE RIVER WHERE THE WILLOWS HANG DOWN
AND THE WILD BIRDS ALL WARBLE WITH A LOW MOANIN' SOUND
DOWN IN THE HOLLOW WHERE THE WATERS RUN COLD
IT WAS THERE I FIRST LISTENED TO THE LIES THAT YOU TOLD	

NOW I LIE ON MY BED AND I SEE YOUR SWEET FACE
THE PAST I REMEMBER, TIME CANNOT ERASE
THE LETTER YOU WROTE ME WAS WRITTEN IN SHAME
AND I KNOW THAT YOUR CONSCIENCE STILL ECHOES MY NAME

NOW THE NIGHTS ARE SO LONG, LORD, SORROW RUNS DEEP
AND NOTHING IS WORSE THAN A NIGHT WITHOUT SLEEP
I'LL WALK OUT ALONE AND LOOK AT THE SKY
TOO EMPTY TO SING, TOO LONESOME TO CRY

IF THE LADIES WERE BLACKBIRDS AND THE LADIES WERE THRUSHES
I'L LIE THERE FOR HOURS IN THE COLD CHILLY MARCHES
IF THE LADIES WERE SQUIRRELS WITH A HIGH BUSHY TAIL
I'L FILL UP MY SHOTGUN WITH ROCK SALT AND NAILS

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ROCKY ROAD BLUES

WELL, THE ROAD IS ROCKY BUT IT WON'T BE ROCKY LONG
THE ROAD IS ROCKY BUT IT WON'T BE ROCKY LONG
ANOTHER MAN DONE TOOK MY WOMAN AND GONE

WELL I GOT THESE BLUES AND I'M WEARIN' OUT THE SOLES IN MY SHOES, LORD LORD
I GOT THESE BLUES AND I'M WEARIN' OUT THE SOLES IN MY SHOES
I AIN'T GOT NO WAY TO RELIEVE THESE LOW-DOWN BLUES 

WELL, I WISH TO THE LORD THEY'D BRING MY WOMAN BACK HOME, LORD LORD
I WISH TO THE LORD THEY'D BRING MY WOMAN BACK HOME
I DON'T MIND BEIN' LONESOME JUST DON'T WANT TO BE ALONE

WELL, YOU NEVER MISS YOUR WATER TILL THE WELL RUNS DRY
YOU NEVER MISS YOUR WATER TILL THE WELL RUNS DRY
YOU NEVER MISS YOUR WOMAN UNTIL SHE SAYS GOOD-BYE

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ROCKY TOP

WISH THAT I WAS ON OLD ROCKY TOP
DOWN IN THE TENNESSEE HILLS
AIN'T NO SMOGGY SMOKE ON ROCKY TOP
AIN'T NO TELEPHONE BILLS

ONCE I HAD A GIRL ON ROCKY TOP
HALF BEAR OTHER HALF CAT
WILD AS A MINK BUT SWEET AS SODA POP
I STILL DREAM ABOUT THAT

CHORUS:

ROCKY TOP YOU'LL ALWAYS BE
HOME SWEET HOME TO ME
GOOD OLD ROCKY TOP--ROCKY TOP, TENNESSEE
ROCKY TOP, TENNESSEE

ONCE TWO STRANGERS CLIMBED OLD ROCKY TOP
LOOKIN' FOR A MOONSHINE STILL
STRANGERS AIN'T COME DOWN FROM ROCKY TOP
RECKON THEY NEVER WILL

CORN WON'T GROWN AT ALL ON ROCKY TOP
DIRT'S TOO ROCKY BY FAR
THAT'S WHY ALL THE FOLKS ON ROCKY TOP
GET THEIR CORN FROM A JAR  (chorus)

I'VE HAD YEARS OF CRAMPED UP CITY LIFE
TRAPPED LIKE A DUCK IN A PEN
ALL I KNOW IS IT'S A PITY LIFE
CAN'T BE SIMPLE AGAIN  (chorus)

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ROLL IN MY SWEET BABY'S ARMS

CHORUS (after each verse):

ROLL IN MY SWEET BABY'S ARMS
ROLL IN MY SWEET BABY'S ARMS
GONNA LAY ROUND THE SHACK TILL THE MAIL TRAIN COMES BACK
AND ROLL IN MY SWEET BABY'S ARMS

I AIN'T GONNA WORK ON THE RAILROAD
I AIN'T GONNA WORK ON THE FARM
GONNA LAY ROUND THE SHACK TILL THE MAIL TRAIN COMES BACK
AND ROLL IN MY SWEET BABY'S ARMS

NOW WHERE WERE YOU LAST FRIDAY NIGHT
WHILE I WAS LYING IN JAIL
WALKIN' THE STREET WITH ANOTHER MAN
WOULDN'T EVEN GO MY BAIL

I KNOW YOUR PARENTS DON'T LIKE ME
THEY DROVE ME AWAY FROM YOUR DOOR
IF I HAD MY LIFE TO LIVE OVER AGAIN
I'D NEVER GO THERE ANYMORE

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ROLL ON BUDDY

CHORUS (after each verse):

ROLL ON BUDDY, ROLL ON
ROLL ON BUDDY, ROLL ON
WOULDN'T ROLL SO SLOW IF YOU KNEW WHAT I KNOW
SO ROLL ON BUDDY, ROLL ON

I'M GOIN' TO THAT EAST PAY ROAD
I'M GOIN' TO THAT EAST PAY ROAD
I'M GOIN' TO THE EAST, I'M GOIN' TO THE WEST
I'M GOIN' TO THE ONE THAT I LOVE BEST

MY HOME IS DOWN IN TENNESSEE
MY HOME IS DOWN IN TENNESSEE
IN SUNNY TENNESSEE THAT'S WHERE I WANT TO BE
WAY DOWN IN SUNNY TENNESSEE

I'VE GOT A GOOD WOMAN JUST THE SAME
I'VE GOT A GOOD WOMAN JUST THE SAME
GOT A WOMAN JUST THE SAME AND I'M GONNA CHANGE HER NAME
I'VE GOT A GOOD WOMAN JUST THE SAME

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ROSES IN THE SNOW

I MET MY DARLING IN THE SPRINGTIME
WHEN ALL THE FLOWERS WERE IN BLOOM
AND LIKE THE FLOWERS OUR LOVE BLOSSOM
WE MARRIED IN THE MONTH OF JUNE 

CHORUS (after each verse):

OUR LOVE WAS LIKE A BURNING EMBER
IT WARMED US AS THE COLD WINDS BLOW
WE HAD SUNSHINE IN DECEMBER
AND GREW OUR ROSES IN THE SNOW

NOW GOD HAS TAKEN MY DARLING
AND LEFT ME WITH A MEMORY
ONE MEMORY I WILL ALWAYS CHERISH
ARE THESE LAST WORDS HE SAID TO ME

MY DARLING'S BURIED ON THE HILLSIDE
WHERE ALL THE WILDWOOD FLOWERS GROW 
AND WHEN THE WINTER SNOW STARTS FALLING 
ON HIS GRAVE I'LL PLACE A ROSE

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ROVING GAMBLER

I AM A ROVING GAMBLER, I'VE GAMBLED ALL AROUND
WHENEVER I MEET WITH A DECK OF CARDS I LAY MY MONEY DOWN
LAY MY MONEY DOWN, LAY MY MONEY DOWN

I HAD NOT BEEN I LONDON MANY MORE WEEKS THAN THREE
I FELL IN LOVE WITH A PRETTY LITTLE GIRL AND SHE FELL IN LOVE WITH ME
FELL IN LOVE WITH ME, FELL IN LOVE WITH ME

DAUGHTER, OH DAUGHTER HOW CAN YOU TREAT ME SO
LEAVE YOUR DEAR OLD MAN AND WITH A GAMBLER GO
WITH A GAMBLER GO, WITH A GAMBLER GO

MAMA, OH MAMA PLEASE TRY TO UNDERSTAND
IF YOU EVER SEE ME COMIN' BACK I'LL BE WITH A GAMBLER MAN
WITH A GAMBLER MAN, WITH A GAMBLER MAN

WELL IT'S 'ROUND THE WORLD WE TRAVELED TILL WE LANDED IN SPAIN
I MET UP WITH A GAMBLIN' MAN AND I GOT IN A POKER GAME
GOT IN A POKER GAME, GOT IN A POKER GAME

WE THREW THE MONEY IN THE POT AND DEALT THE CARDS AROUND
I CAUGHT HIM STEALIN' FORM THE BOTTOM OF THE DECK
   SO I SHOT THE GAMBLER DOWN
SHOT THE GAMBLER DOWN, SHOT THE GAMBLER DOWN

NOW I'M IN THE JAILHOUSE, GOT A NUMBER NOT A NAME
THE WARDEN SAID AS HE SLAMMED THE DOOR "YOU'VE GAMBLED YOUR LAST GAME"
GAMBLED YOUR LAST GAME, GAMBLED YOUR LAST GAME

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