MARDI GRAS

1. Lookin` For A Reason
2. Take It Like A Friend/A>
3. Need Someone To Hold
4. Tearin` Up The Country
5. Someday Never Comes
6. What Are You Gonna Do
7. Sail Away
8. Hello Mary Lou
9. Door To Door
10. Sweet Hitch-hiker





LOOKIN' FOR A REASON
(J.C. Fogerty)

CHORUS:

I'm lookin' for a reason to stay.
I'm all wound up and tied in knots today.
I'm lookin' for a reason not to go.
When the morning comes, I'll be on my way.

Ev'ry night I ask myself again
Just what it was that made our dream begin.
It seemed like a good idea way back then.
But I'm wond'rin' now what daydream took me in.

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Yesterday I tried once more to find
A way to share the trouble on my mind.
It seems like you turn away ev'ry time.
I used to like it here, I can't remember why.

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TAKE IT LIKE A FRIEND
(S. Cook)

If maybe you'd move over,
Gave someone else a chance to try their luck;
Instead, you run up closer,
Try'n to grab a page before they close the book.

CHORUS:

It was over 'fore it started, seemed so long when we began
Hope you take it like a friend.
It's a shame to see you cryin' , wouldn't think to way back when,
Looks like I'll never hear the end.

Thought you had the honor,
Took special pride in all your well laid plans.
Forgot about the others,
We moved out t'ward the light showin' empty hands.

CHORUS

Ah, put the boot down! Mm-hm!

Love to be the winner.
Gather up your chips in time to cash 'em in.
We're all lookin' thinner,
Playin' cards too close for either one to win.

CHORUS

Woa oh oh oh ...
It's a shame to see you cryin', wouldn't think to way back when,
Hope you take it like a friend.
Yeah eah eah eah...

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NEED SOMEONE TO HOLD
(D. Clifford & S. Cook)

The sun came up and pushed away the clouds.
Stumbled back to my room, really don't know how.
I won't wake up 'til this afternoon,
Been out walkin' all night again.
Stranger here try'n' to have fun.
Far from home; it's just begun.

CHORUS:

Give out the warm, it comes back cold.
Oh, God, I need someone to hold.

The coffee's cold, it's gonna have to do.
My feet are shot, feelin' hungry too.
People don't have a thing to say.
Feel your dignity slip away.
Won't wake up 'til this afternoon.
Waste of time 'cause there's nothing new.

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A city nice as this one should be kind.
It pushed me down, really don't know why.
When I wake up this afternoon,
Another day to make it through,
Might get lucky and find a dime,
Things don't change, gonna give up tryin'.

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Give out the warm, it comes back cold.
(REPEAT 5x)

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TEARIN' UP THE COUNTRY
(D. Clifford)

Playin' a pavilion on the outskirts of town,
Playin' where my roller derby rolls.
Just a part time music man, A nobody at the plant,
I'm Tearin' Up The Country with a song.

Mom and Papa told me "Son, you gotta go to school;
Only way to make the fam'ly proud."
I paid no attention, left my books at home,
Rather play my music real loud.

Tearin' Up The Country with a song.
Tearin' Up The Country with a song.
I paid no attention, left my books at home,
Rather play my music real loud.

Play it loud, now! Woo!

Tearin' Up The Country with a song.
Tearin' Up The Country with a song.
I paid no attention, left my books at home,
Rather play my music real loud.

Ran into a dry spell, seemed nowhere to go.
Good luck turned the tide, I'm on my way.
I remember loadin' big trucks when the summer sun was hot,
You know I could still be there, but I'm not.

Tearin' Up The Country with a song.
Tearin' Up The Country with a song.
I remember loadin' big trucks when the summer sun was hot,
You know I could still be there, but I'm not.

Tearin' Up The Country with a song.
I'm tearin' Up The Country with a song.
I remember loadin' big trucks when the summer sun was hot,
You know I could still be there, but I'm not.

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SOMEDAY NEVER COMES
(J.C. Fogerty)

First thing I remember was askin' papa, "Why?",
For there were many things I didn't know.
And Daddy always smiled; took me by the hand,
Sayin', "Someday you'll understand."

CHORUS:

Well, I'm here to tell you now each and ev'ry mother's son
You better learn it fast; you better learn it young,
'Cause, "Someday" Never Comes."

Well, time and tears went by and I collected dust,
For there were many things I didn't know.
When Daddy went away, he said, "Try to be a man,
And, Someday you'll understand."

CHORUS

And then, one day in April, I wasn't even there,
For there were many things I didn't know.
A son was born to me; Mama held his hand,
Sayin' "Someday you'll understand."

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Think it was September, the year I went away,
For there were many things I didn't know.
And I still see him standing, try'n' to be a man;
I said, "Someday you'll understand."

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Mmmm-mmmm-mmmm....

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WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DO
(D. Clifford)

When you are alone,
You come back cryin' and you want to go home;
For someone forgettin' it seems
Like you're lettin' it take you away from me.

Was your idea to pack up and go.
You said you had no life of your own.
Movin' in was not too hard to do.
Ya got second thoughts; you're gonna have to choose.

CHORUS:

What are you gonna do ?
Forget about your mother and think about you.
For someone forgettin' it seems
Like you're lettin' it take you away from me.

Told you all the secrets that were mine.
The good things that I picked up overtime.
Won't accept the reason why you're here;
Talk things out; overcome the fear.

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Thought that I was all that you need,
You told me things I wanted to believe.
You know that leaving me would be wrong;
Stay with me, I'll help you to be strong.

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SAIL AWAY
(S. Cook)

Lock the door, sun's a fallin'.
Poke the fire, don't let the cold in.
Gonna try to sail away from the rest of my life.

Found a boat to make the break in.
Filled with hope 'bout the step I'm takin'.
Gonna try to sail away from the rest of my life.

Spent a long time list'ning to the captain of the sea,
Shoutin' orders to his crew; No one hears but me.

Cast away, tide's a runnin'
Hoist the sail, strong wind's comin'.
Gonna try to sail away from the rest of my life.

Spent a long time list'ning to the captain of the sea,
Shoutin' orders to his crew; No one hears but me.

Lock the door, sun's a fallin'.
Poke the fire, don't let the cold in.
Gonna try to sail away from the rest of my life.
Gonna try to sail away from the rest of my life.

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HELLO MARY LOU
(Gene Pitney)

"Hello Mary Lou, Goodbye heart,
Sweet Mary Lou, I'm so in love with you
I knew Mary Lou, We'd never part
So Hello Mary Lou, Goodbye heart."

Passed me by one sunny day, flashed those big brown eyes my way
And oo I wanted you forever more
I'm not one that gets around, swear my feet stuck to the ground
And though I never did meet you before

I said "Hello Mary Lou, Goodbye heart,
Sweet Mary Lou, I'm so in love with you
I knew Mary Lou, We'd never part
So Hello Mary Lou, Goodbye heart."

Saw your lips I heard your voice, believe me I just had no choice,
Wild horses couldn't make me stay away.
Thought about a moonlit night, my arms around you good an' tight,
That's all I had to see for me to say.

"Hey, hey, Hello Mary Lou, Goodbye heart,
Sweet Mary Lou, I'm so in love with you
I knew Mary Lou, We'd never part
So Hello Mary Lou, Goodbye heart.
So Hello Mary Lou, Goodbye heart.
Yes, Hello Mary Lou, Goodbye heart."

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DOOR TO DOOR
(S. Cook)

Find me out awalkin', time the whistle starts acallin',
Maybe stoppin' early, knockin' at your door.
Take so long to answer, Lord knows it ain't the milkman
Could be stoppin' early, sellin' Door To Door.

Here's my latest sample; like to show you how to use it.
First, you pull the curtain while I spread some here.
Wipe the surface gently, try to use a circle motion,
Safe for all your problems, and my price is fair.

This stuff'll get the stain out if you use it loosely wadded;
This here'll take the pain out and won't mess your hair.
Place your order early 'cause you know I'm in a hurry;
Your neighbor's in her doorway, won't you sign right here.

Place your order early 'cause you know I'm in a hurry;
Your neighbor's in her doorway, won't you sign right here.

Man is on the last train, all that work and no play,
Could be stoppin' early, knockin' at your door.
Time for me to head on; pack my kit and 'So long';
Catch you bright and early sellin' Door To Door.

This stuff'll get the stain out if you use it loosely wadded;
This here'll take the pain out and won't mess your hair.
Place your order early 'cause you know I'm in a hurry;
Your neighbor's in her doorway, won't you sign right here.

Place your order early 'cause you know I'm in a hurry;
Your neighbor's in her doorway, won't you sign right here.
Place your order early 'cause you know I'm in a hurry;
Your neighbor's in her doorway, won't you sign right here.

(repeat 2x)

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SWEET HITCH-HIKER
(J.C. Fogerty)

Was Ridin' along side the highway, rollin' up the country side.
Thinkin' I'm the devil's heatwave, what you burn in your crazy mind?
Saw a slight distraction standin' by the road;
She was smilin' there, yellow in her hair;
Do you wanna, I was thinkin', would you care.

CHORUS:

Sweet Hitch-a-Hiker,
We could make music at the Greasy King.
Sweet Hitch-a-Hiker,
Won't you ride on my fast machine?

Cruisin' on thru the junction, I'm flyin' 'bout the speed of sound,
Noticin' peculiar function, I ain't no roller coaster show me down.
I turned away to see her, Woa! she caught my eye,
But I was rollin' down, movin' too fast;
Do you wanna, She was thinkin' can it last.

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Was busted up along the highway, I'm the saddest ridin' fool alive.
Wond'ring if you're goin' in my way, won't you give a poor boy a ride?
Here she comes a ridin', Lord, She's flyin' high.
But she was rollin' down, movin' too fast;
Do you wanna, She was thinkin' can I last.

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