BLUE RIDGE RANGERS

1. Blue Ridge mountain Blues
2. Somewhere Listening
3. You`re The Reason
4. Jambalaya
5. She Thinks I Still Care
6. California Blues
7. Working On The Building
8. Please Help Me I`m Falling
9. Have Thine Own Way, Lord
10. I Ain`t Never
11. Hearts Of Stone
12. Today I Started Loving You Again





BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAIN BLUES
(Traditional - Arrangement by J.C. Fogerty)

When I was young and in my prime (in my prime!),
I left my home in Caroline.
Now all I do is sit and pine, for all those folks I left behind.

I got the Blue Ridge mountain blues, and I sat right here to say,
"My grip is packed to travel, and I'm back to ramble,
To my Blue Ridge far away."

I'm goin' to stay right by my Pa, I'm goin' to do right by my Ma,
I'll hang around the cabin door, no work or worry anymore.

I got the Blue Ridge mountain blues, goin' to see my old oak tree,
Gonna hunt the possum where the corn cob blossom,
In my Blue Ridge far away.
Woo!

I see a haze of snowy white, I see a window with light,
I seem to hear them both sigh, "Where is my wand'rin boy tonight?"

I got the Blue Ridge mountain blues, and I stay right here to say,
"Every day I'm countin' 'til I climb that mountain,
In my Blue Ridge far away."

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SOMEWHERE LISTENING (FOR MY NAME)
(Arch Brownlee)

Ohhhh, when He calls my name, I will ah-ah-a-answer,
When He calls, calls me yeah, I will ah-ah-a-answer,
When He calls my name, I will ah-ah-a-answer,
Wanna be somewhere, yeah Lord, call my name!

I wanna be somewhere, Lord, yeah Lord call my name.
Wanna be somewhere-hair yeah Lord call my name.
On that day we shall rise, wipe the tears from my eyes,
I wanna be somewhere, yeah Lord call my name!

Mmm, I say "Lord, you know I don't have no friend like you,
If Heaven's not my home, please tell me what shall I do?"
Somebody sendin' for your child to lay Heaven, oh but soon
I'm goin' to be somewhere, yeah call my name.

Oh, I wanna be somewhere, Lord when He calls my name,
I wanna be somewhere, Lord when He calls, calls my name,
Sometimes I'm up, sometimes I'm down, sometimes leveled to the ground,
I wanna be somewhere, Somewhere! Somewhere! Somewhere!
Somewhere! Somewhere! Somewhere!
Call my name, my name.

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YOU'RE THE REASON (Edwards/Henley/Imes/Fell)

I lay here at night, toss and I turn, lovin' you so, how my heart yearns,
Honey, you're the reason I don't sleep at night.
A-justa walkin' the floor, thinkin' of you, smoke cigarettes, and drink all day too,
Honey, you're the reason I can't sleep at night.

I'm bettin' you're not losin' sleep over me, but if I'm wrong don't fail to call,
Come over and keep me-hee company.
Sometimes I go for a walk, look at the moon, strum my guitar to some old lonesome tune,
Honey, you're the reason I can't sleep at night.

I'm bettin' you're not losin' sleep over me, yeah but if I'm wrong don't fail to call,
Come over and keep me-hee company.
Sometimes I go for a walk, look at the moon, strum my guitar and sing out of tune,
Honey, you're the reason I can't sleep at night.
Honey, you're the reason I can't sleep at night.
Honey, you're the reason I can't sleep at night.

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JAMBALAYA (ON THE BAYOU)
(Hank Williams) (thanks Aline!)

Goodbye, Joe, me gotta go, me oh my oh.
Me gotta go, pole the pirogue down the bayou.
My Yvonne, sweetest one, me oh my oh.
Son of a gun, gonna have big fun on the bayou.

CHORUS:

Jambalaya and a crawfish pie and fillet gumbo
'Cause tonight I'm gonna see my ma cher amio.
Pick guitar, fill fruit jar and be gayo,
Son of a gun, gonna have big fun on the bayou.

Thibodeaux, Fontaineaux, the place is buzzin',
Kinfolk come to see Yvonne by the dozen.
Dress in style, go hog wild, and be gayo.
Son of a gun, gonna have big fun on the bayou.

CHORUS:

Oh, guitar!

CHORUS

Oh, Lord!

Hang tight, ooh Lord!

Ah, take it out.

He's comin', ah!

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SHE THINKS I STILL CARE
(Dickie Lee Lipscombe)

Just because I asked a friend about her, just because I spoke her name somewhere,
Just because I dialled her number by mistake today, she thinks I still care.

Just because I haunt the same old places, where the memory of her lingers everywhere,
Just because I'm not the happy guy I used to be, she thinks I still care

. Oh if she's happy thinkin' I still need her, then let that silly notion bring her cheer,
Oh how could she ever be so foolish, and where would she get such an idea?

Just because I asked a friend about her, just because I spoke her name somewhere,
Just because I saw her, then went all to pieces, she thinks I still care.
She thinks I still caaaaaaa-aaaaaaaaaaaaaaare.

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CALIFORNIA BLUES
(Jimmie Rodgers)

I'm goin' to California, where they sleep out every night, yeah.
I'm goin' to California, where they sleep out every night, yeah.
I'm leavin' you, Mama, 'cause you know you don't treat me right.

Let me tell you somethin', Mama that you don't know,
Let me tell you somethin', good gal that you don't know,
Yeah, I'm a do-right Papa, and got a home everywhere I go.

I got the California blues, and I'm sure gonna leave here, Lord, Lord.
I got the California blues, and I'm sure gonna leave you here,
I may rob you blind, I ain't got not railroad fare.
Come on in here.

Listen to me, Mama, while I sing this song, Lord.
Listen to your Daddy sing you this lonesome song.
You got me worried now, but I won't be worried long.

I got the California blues, and I'm sure gonna leave here, hey, hey, hey.
I got the California blues, and I'm sure gonna leave you here,
I may rob you blind, I ain't got not railroad fare.
Honey, get over here.

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WORKIN' ON A BUILDING
(Traditional - Arrangement by J.C. Fogerty)

(omitting the background "chorus")

I'm workin' on a building, I'm workin' on a building,
I'm workin' on a building, for my Lord, for my Lord.

If IIIIIIIIIIIIII were a drunkard, tell you what I'd do,
I'd quit my drinkin', and work on a building too.

CHORUS:

I'm workin' on a building, I'm workin' on a building,
I'm workin' on a building, for my Lord, for my Lord.
It'a a Holy Ghost building, It'a a Holy Ghost building,
It'a a Holy Ghost building, for my Lord, for my Lord.

If IIIIIIIIIIIIII were a gambler, tell you what I'd do,
I'd quit my gamblin', and I'd work on a building too.

CHORUS

If IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII were a preacher, tell you what I'd do,
I'd keep on preachin', and I'd work on a building too.

CHORUS

CHORUS

CHORUS

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PLEASE HELP ME, I'M FALLING
(Robertson/Blair)

CHORUS:

Please help me, I'm fallin' in love with you,
Close the door to temptation, don't let me walk through,
For I shouldn't want you, but darlin' I do.
Please help me, I'm fallin' in love with you.

Please help me, I'm fallin', and that would be sin,
Close the door to temptation, don't let me walk in,
Turn away from me darlin', I'm beggin ya to,
Please help me, I'm fallin' in love with you.

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HAVE THINE OWN WAY LORD
(Stebbins/Pollard)

Have thine own way, Lord, have thine own way,
Thou art the potter, I am the clay,
Mold me and make me, fester thy will,
While I am waiting, gilded and still.

Have thine own way, Lord, have thine own way,
Search me and try me, master today,
Whiter than snow, Lord, push me just down,
As in thy presence humbly I bow.

Have thine own way, Lord, have thine own way,
Wounded and weary, help me I pray,
Power of power, surely is thine,
Touch me and heal me, saviour divine.

Have thine own way, Lord, have thine own
Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaa-aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay.

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I AIN'T NEVER
(Tillis/Pierce)

Wellllllll, I ain't never, I ain't never, seen nobody like you,
No no never, have I ever, seen nobody like you-oo-oo.

You call me up, say you'll meet me at nine,
I have to hurry, hurry, but I'm there on time,
I walk right up and knock on your door,
The landlord says "She ain't here no more."

CHORUS:

I ain't never, oh darlin', seen nobody like you-oo-oo,
But I love ya, yeah I love ya, I love you just the same.

Well, you tell me things that you don't mean,
You got me livin' in a haunted dream,
You make me do things, I don't wanna do,
My friends they stay away, but what's so wrong with you?

CHORUS:

I love you just the same.

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HEARTS OF STONE
(Ray/Jackson)

Well, hearts of stone will never break,
And the love you give, it just won't take.
You can 'em "Please, please, please, please break,"
And all your love is their's to take.

Well, hearts of stone, will cause you pain,
Although you love them, they'll stop you just the same.
You can 'em "Please, please, please, please break,"
And all your love is their's to take.

But they'll say "No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no,
Everybody knows - I thought you knew; hearts are made of stone."
Whoa!

Well, hearts of stone, will cause you pain,
Although you love them, they'll stop you just the same.
You can 'em "Please, please, please, please break,"
And all your love is their's to take.
Yeah!

But they'll say "No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no,
Everybody knows - I thought you knew; hearts are

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TODAY I STARTED LOVING YOU AGAIN
(Haggard/Owens)

CHORUS:

Well, today I started lovin' you again,
I'm right back where I've really always been.
I got over you just long enough, to let my heartache mend,
Then today, I started lovin' you again.

What a fool I was to think I could get by,
With only these few million tears I've cried.
I should have known the worst was yet to come,
And that cryin' time for me, had just begun.

CHORUS

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