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Old 04-15-2019, 05:59 PM   #41
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While thinking about this contest I was thinking about The Band's the weight

I pulled into Nazareth just a feelin' 'bout a half past dead
I just need to find a place where I can lay my head
Mister can you tell me where a man might find a bed?
He just grinned and shook my hand and "No" was all he said

And you put the load right on me
I picked up my bag and went lookin' for a place to hide
When I saw old Carmen and the Devil walkin' side by side
And I said, "Hey Carmen, come on will you go downtown?"
She said, "Well I gotta go but my friend can stick around anyhow"

And you put the load right on me
Go down Miss Moses, ain't nothin' that you can say
'Cause is just old Luke and Luke's waitin' on the judgment day
Well now Luke my friend, what about young Anna Lee?
He said, "Do me a favor son
Won't you stay and keep Anna Lee company?"

Take a load off Fanny
Take a load for free
Take a load off Fanny
And you put the load right on me

Crazy Chester followed me yeah, and he caught me in the fog
He said, "I would fix your rack, oh yeah if you'll just take Jack, my dog"
I said, "Wait a minute, Chester, you know I am a peaceful man"
He said, "That's okay, boy, won't you feed him when you can?"

Won't ya take a load off Fanny?
Take a load for free
Take a load off Fanny

And you put the load right on me
Catch a cannon ball now, to take me down the line
'Cause my bag is sinkin' low and I do believe it's time
To get back to Miss Fanny, you know she's the only one
Who sent me here with her regards for everyone

I want you to take a load off Fanny
Take a load for free
Take a load off Fanny

And you put the load right on me

What great evocative lyrics!
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Old 04-16-2019, 03:46 AM   #42
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Just in case you weren't f'ing depressed enough.

Patty Loveless "You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive"

You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive
Patty Loveless

In the deep dark hills of eastern Kentucky
That's the place where I trace my bloodline
And it's there I read on a hillside gravestone

"You'll never leave Harlan alive"

Oh, my grandfather's dad crossed the Cumberland Mountains
Where he took a pretty girl to be his bride
Said, "Won't you walk with me, out of the mouth of this holler
or we'll never leave Harlan alive"

Where the sun comes up about ten in the mornin'
And the sun goes down about three in the day
And you fill your cup with whatever bitter brew you're drinkin'
And you spend your life just thinkin' of how to get away

No one ever knew there was coal in them mountains
Till a man from the northeast arrived
Wavin' hundred dollar bills, said, "I'll pay you for your minerals"
But he never left Harlan alive

Grandma sold out cheap and they moved out west of Pineville
To a farm where Big Richland River winds
And I bet they danced them a jig
And they laughed and sang a new song
"Who said we'd never leave Harlan alive"

But the times they got hard and tobacco wasn't sellin'
And old granddad knew what he'd do to survive
He went and dug for Harlan coal
And sent the money back to grandma
But he never left Harlan alive

Where the sun comes up about ten in the mornin'
And the sun goes down about three in the day
And you fill your cup with whatever bitter brew you're drinkin'
And you spend your life diggin' coal from the bottom of your grave

You'll never leave Harlan alive

Songwriter: Darrell Scott

You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive lyrics EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, BMG Rights Management
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Old 04-16-2019, 04:58 AM   #43
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Excuse me, I have to go hang myself now. Thank you, Patty Loveless.

Patty Loveless "Three Little Babes"

Three Little Babes
Patty Loveless / The Cheiftains

There was a knight and lady bright
And three little babes had she
She sent them away to a far country
To learn their grammary

They hadn't been gone but a very short time
About three months and a day
Till the lark call up to this whole wide world
And taken those babes away

It was on a dark, cold Christmas night
When everything was still
She saw her three little babes come runnin'
Come runnin' down the hill

She spread a table of bread and wine
So they might drink and eat
She spread a bed of winding sheet
That they might sleep so sweet

'Take it off, take it off!', cried the oldest one
'Take it off, take it off!', said she
'I can't stay here in this wide wicked world
When there's a better one for me'

'Cold clods, cold clods down by my side
Cold clods, down at my feet
The tears my dear mother shed for me
Would wet my winding sheet'

Songwriters: Trad / Joanna Newsom

Three Little Babes lyrics Emi Music Publishing Ltd., Trad
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Old 05-01-2019, 05:20 AM   #44
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Soon, thereafter, the Austrian lounge lizard was ripped apart by a mob of voracious, over-stimulated girls.
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