Lyrics from CD Album "NOW and THEN Volume 2" by Jerry K Green

TRACK 01 MY PLOW 
(Jan Buckingham/Jerry K Green)                                                                                        

She was in sundress lookin' like a hot mess  old dog pantin' by her side
She was walkin' home from town  stopped to look me up and down  asked me could she have a ride
I could only stare as she tossed her pretty hair an’ said that's the biggest thing I've ever seen
When she smiled and licked her lips like she was really into it I hollered from my green machine

CHORUS:
If you think my tractor's sexy   you oughta see my plow
Step into the barn with me and I'll show it to you now
This John Deere's got hydraulic lift  it's pretty well endowed

But if you think my tractor's sexy   you oughta see my plow

She said I'd love to see it  maybe in a minute  but first I'd like to take a ride
You make it look so easy  I'll bet if you'd let me  I could even learn to drive
So I said alrighty  climb up here beside me  you can take a turn at the wheel
As the day slipped away  I was thinkin' what I'd say when we came in from the field

CHORUS
                            
BRIDGE:           
We got back to where we started as the sun began to set

I said girl you've seen most of the farm   but not the best part yet

CHORUS

TAG:      
But if you think my tractor's sexy    you oughta see me plow

                                                                                                                  
© 2014 Jan Buckingham/Jerry K Green/Duck House Music (BMI)/Song Center Music (BMI)]
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TRACK 02 DANCING AT 99  
(Jan Buckingham/Jerry K Green)                                                           
                                                                       
You look so good in that summer dress wanna hold you all night long                
A night like this is as good as it gets and we'll dance till the band goes home            
While we're young and all wrapped up in the music and atmosphere                 
We'll have lots of fun and make enough love to last us a hundred years                       

CHORUS:  
We'll be dancing at ninety nine

STILL HAVING THE TIME OF OUR LIVES
Your hair can turn grey and mine fall away
But as long as you are mine                    
We’ll be dancin' at ninety nine              

As the days of our lives slowly slip away
we'll still be in love with each other
I'll love you more than I do today when you're a great grandmother
My voice may get thin and I may move slow but when I look at you
I'll put pain patches on and be ready to go when you put on your dancin' shoes

CHORUS:  
We'll be dancing at ninety nine

LIKE WE DID AT TWENTY-FIVE
Your hair can turn grey and mine fall away
But as long as you are mine                    
We’ll be dancin' at ninety nine

BRIDGE: 
Folks today are livin' much longer than grandma and grandpa did
But I can still see them dancin' together just like a couple of kids

CHORUS:  
We'll be dancing at ninety nine

SWAYING IN THREE-QUARTER TIME
Your hair can turn grey and mine fall away
But as long as you are mine                    
We’ll be dancin' at ninety nine

TAG:     
Your hair can turn grey and mine fall away                      
But as long as you are mine
We’ll be dancin' at ninety nine

                                                                                     
© 2014  Jan Buckingham/Jerry K Green/Duck House Music (BMI)/Song Center Music (BMI)
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TRACK 03 420 COLORADO TIME
(Jerry K Green/Winston Boyd)

The repetition routine at work was killin’ me
Calluses on my hands  steel toes on my feet
Made me wanna burn one all the way
I don’t have to wait till five o'clock today
             
CHORUS:
I’m on a 420 tour in Colorado   

I’m rollin’ up to unwind
Gonna let the pain go up in smoke
It's four twenty   Colorado time


She was like a lotto ticket that won the prize

I should have known   but didn’t realize
Like money in my hands she’d soon be gone
It sure hit me hard   but now i’m movin’ on

CHORUS

BRIDGE:  
A big shot millionaire took her away to New York City
I’m gonna toke it easy    forget about miss pretty

CHORUS (Spoken)

CHORUS

 
(Spoken)                                                                                                 
Yeah life sure looks good in Colorado
Think I'll just stay in Denver a while

Maybe be a 420 tour guide
No more calluses on my hands
Steel toes on my feet
Gonna toke it easy   forget about miss pretty                               
Get acquainted with the Vapor Brothers
With a little help from Mister Green I think I'm gonna survive son          
Wherever you may be...remember...
It's 420 Colorado time

© 2014 Jerry K Green/Song Center Music (BMI)
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TRACK 04 THE LOVE YOU GIVE TO ME (The ‘Good Love’ Song)
(Jerry K Green)

I know the feeling of falling in love
Then finding it’s just a one way street
There aren’t many things as bad, not many so sad
As knowing that feeling of defeat

CHORUS:
Now I know the feeling of falling in love
And learning how sweet love can be
There’s nothing as good   nothing ever could
Be as good as the love you give to me


I know the feeling of losing someone

Because we just couldn’t get along
I’m so glad I can say we’re not that way
You make my life a happy song

CHORUS

BRIDGE:

I know how good   love can make you feel                         
I know how bad love can hurt
Good love is all a man really needs      
Without it he’s nothing but dirt

CHORUS

TAG:          
I love the love you give to me

I love the love you give to me

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TRACK 05 BLUE RIBBON BLUES
(Glenn D Tubb/Jerry K Green)

Yesterday I saw you with someone new
The happiness on your face told me we’re through
At least I'm consistent, I always lose
The only thing I’ve ever won was the blues

CHORUS:
But tonight I'm a champion, the bluest of the blue
That’s what I got for what I put you through
A little strip of ribbon that verifies the news
He’s got you, I've got the blue ribbon blues 


Last night I took the prize for crying so long
I broke every record that's ever been known
When they name Who's Who In Blues   I know who they’ll choose
Yes, it’s true   I've got the blue ribbon blues

CHORUS:
And tonight I'm a champion, the bluest of the blue
That’s what I got for what I put you through
A little strip of ribbon that verifies the news
He’s got you, I've got the blue ribbon blues

BRIDGE:
Under the influence of liquor and lust
I crossed the line  lost your love and your trust

CHORUS:
So tonight I'm a champion, the bluest of the blue
That’s what I got for what I put you through
A little strip of ribbon that verifies the news
He’s got you, I've got the blue ribbon blues

TAG:
He’s got you, I've got the blue ribbon blues

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TRACK 06 NAGGIN’ WOMEN AND BRAGGIN’ MEN
(Jerry K Green)

Naggin’ women and braggin’ men  always talkin’ about where they’ve been
And you’ve never had a thing they haven’t had
Sittin’ at home with a naggin’ spouse  or playin’ golf with a braggin’ louse
Things like that have always made me mad

CHORUS:
I’m through with naggin’ women    even if they’re kin
And if another man pops off  I’ll whop him on the chin
 Cause I can’t stand tongue waggin’  naggin’ or braggin’
I can’t stand naggin’ women and braggin’ men


Naggin’ women and braggin’ men  always wear my patience thin
Tellin’ stories I don’t need to hear
Women about men they say they’ve dated   men about women they claim they’ve mated
Too much information for my ears

*** Alternate Second Verse:
Naggin’ women and braggin’ men  always wear my patience thin

Whining about how life just isn't fair
Some are poor and some are rich it doesn't seem to matter which
They all think they didn't get their share

CHORUS

Naggin’ women and braggin’ men  always argue until they win
It makes no difference if they’re wrong or right
But I have taken all I can  and if it ever starts again
Then and there we’re gonna have a fight

CHORUS

BRIDGE:   
Men complain about crazy women - women about lazy men

He said she said   She said he said   You said I said  this has got to end

CHORUS 

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TRACK 07 BEND IN THE RIVER
(Billy Large)

That bend in the river leads to New Orleans
Where that big boat is going  the River Queen
Carrying painted women gamblers with diamond rings
Going to the town of which I’ve always dreamed.

This run down farm where I am working
From sun up to sun down
I’ll never have the price of the ticket to take me
Down to New Orleans aboard that River Queen

That bend in the river seems to say Poor Boy
Lay down that hoe and come with me
Pretty girls are waiting if you’ll follow your dreams
Come with me I’ll lead you in to New Orleans

I ain’t got nobody here to care about me
I’ll never have the price to ride that Queen
But my mind’s made up so by your banks I’ll be walking
Bend in the river lead me on to New Orleans

Bend in the river I’ll follow you to New Orleans.

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TRACK 08 YOU ARE MY TREASURE
(Chester Lester)

CHORUS:           
You are my treasure  
Your eyes are the diamonds   your heart is pure gold
You are my treasure 
Your love is all the riches I’ll ever need to hold

I’ve never felt a burnin’ in my soul
I’ve always been content to watch each day unfold
A simple kind of life   easy and free
All it needed was your touch to make it complete

CHORUS

Through the beauty in your eyes I can see to your soul
A warm glowing sweetness that will never grow cold
Your smile is a beacon should I miss my guiding light
Your arms are my safety through the storms of troubled times

CHORUS

CHORUS

TAG:
You are my treasure  

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TRACK 09 WOULD YOU TAKE YOU BACK AGAIN
(Randy “Bob” Hatch)

Would you take you back again if you were me

You came to me asking to return
Do I look like that kind of fool
You don’t play with fire when you’re burned
Haven’t I been through enough for you

 CHORUS:          
Would you take you back again if you were me
Would you risk all the pain and misery
When it comes to our romance   would you take another chance
Would you take you back again if you were me
                                                                                                                       
I’m  not saying I don’t love you
But then   I’m not saying anything
I don’t believe you’re ready to be true
Would you take me back again if I were you

CHORUS

TAG: 
Would you take you back again if you were me


© 1978 Con Brio Music (BMI) Used with permission.
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TRACK 10  GOLD FEVER
(Charles Blackwell)

You can laugh and you can snicker but I’m gonna be a digger in the mountains  gonna strike it rich
I’m a hundred years too late but just put it down to fate and gold fever
So I’m off to California and I think I’d better warn yuh that it make take a little bit of time
Gonna find myself a pan cause I guess I’m just a man with gold fever

CHORUS:
Gotta leave yuh  gotta leave yuh  cause I’ve got a touch of gold fever
Gold fever’s runnin’ through my brain
Gotta leave yuh  gotta leave yuh  cause I’ve got a touch of gold fever
Gold fever’s runnin’ through my veins

Well I’m goin’ out prospectin’ and I hope you’re  not expectin’ me to come back in a week or two
Give me half a dozen years  I’ll have nuggets in my ears   gold fever  (gonna be a rich man)
Got a yearnin’  got a burnin’ and I’ll never be returnin’ till I find gold  you’ll never hear from me
I ain’t leavin’ with a stitch  just an itch to be rich and gold fever

CHORUS

CHORUS
                            
Gold fever’s runnin’ through my veins

CHORUS             (FADE OUT)

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TRACK 11 HOW SWEET IT IS
(Jerry K Green)

When you wrap your arms around me and press your lips to mine
How Sweet It Is, How Sweet It Is
When you give your loving to me and tell me you need mine
How Sweet It Is,  How Sweet It Is

CHORUS:
How Sweet It Is to have a woman like you
To stand by me whatever we go through
How sweet it is to have a woman like you
To share my dreams and help me make them come true
When you tell me that you love me and always will be mine
How Sweet It Is, How Sweet It Is 
  
CHORUS

TAG:  
How Sweet It Is  How Sweet It Is
 

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TRACK 12 CALL ON ME
(Harold Kinman)

If you want things right side up when they’re upside down
I’ll help you turn ‘em around if you call on me
I promise nothin’ but I’ll give it all I’ve got
That’s what friends are for  call on me

If you need someone to lean on  when you’re cryin’
I’ll soothe your achin’ heart if you call on me
I won’t ask for any thanks for my service
I’ll be there in time of need if you call n me

CHORUS:
I’ll help you clear your doubtin’ mind when you’re tryin’ to see
A real friend will always help in a time of need
Two heads are better than one when they work together
I want to be your special friend   call on me
   
Pain doesn’t hurt so bad when you share it
I’m only a thought away   call on me
I want to be the first you think of when it’s hopeless
I know we can work it out if you call on me

CHORUS

TAG:
I want to be your special friend   call on me

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TRACK 13 A WOMAN FROM KENTUCKY
(Dave Woodward)

The long hot days of the summer
Used to be the coldest time of year
When loneliness became my sole companion
And a fifth of wine my only source of cheer

But then I met a woman from Kentucky
She opened up her heart for me to see
And a woman sure can help that situation
When she’s lovin’ on a boy from Tennessee

CHORUS:
She lightened up my life with her good times
I’ll show the world so everyone can see
I’m in love with a woman from Kentucky
Cause she’s been good to the boy from Tennessee

The cold short days of December
Used to linger like the chilly winter wind
But when you’re warm in the arms of a woman from Kentucky
Oh the winter soon becomes a man’s best friend

CHORUS

TAG:       
Cause she’s been good to the boy from Tennessee

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TRACK 14 YOUR EASY WAY OF LIVING
(Scott Summer)

The reason you’re so happy is the reason I’m so sad
Can’t much appreciate the good for feelin’ much too bad
And all your new-found fortune isn’t fortunate for me
Your easy way of livin’ now is awfully hard on me

You say he understands you and he never makes you cry
He’s always on tomorrow while today’s still passin’ by
He’s got more gold and silver than your life has ever known
And all I had for you to spend were days and nights alone

CHORUS:
The reason you’re so happy is the reason I’m so sad
Can’t much appreciate the good for feelin’ much too bad
And all your new-found fortune isn’t fortunate for me
Your easy way of livin’ now is awfully hard on me

Oh woman I can realize how good it all must seem
To live the life you live with him instead of dreams with me
When the party’s over and you wake up all alone
Just pack it up the way it was and bring your lovin’ home

CHORUS

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TRACK 15 HONKY TONK HOME
(Harold Kinman)

It’s the same old question again  Let’s take on the town
And over and over I hear what makes your world go ‘round
If my friends were all like me they wouldn’t have to roam
I do all my runnin’ around in my honky tonk home

CHORUS:    
I can have some honky tonk music on the radio
Fix a few drinks and turn the lights down low
Dinin’ and dancin’ till the break of dawn
I always beat the mornin’ home
I’ve got a honky tonk chick that knows all the tricks
That turns me on when we get alone
Treatin’ her right is lovin’ all night
Here in our honky tonk home

I asked him what’s the fun you find in cheatin’ your mate
Be good to your woman and take her on a date
I’ve got everything I need and nothing’s ever wrong
In our bedroom after a date in our honky tonk home

CHORUS

TAG: 
Treatin’ her right is lovin’ all night
Here in our honky tonk home

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TRACK 16 GENUINE TEXAS GOOD GUY 
(Dave Woodward/Jeff Walker)
(Billboard Top 100 Country Singles Dec 1977)  

CHORUS:  
I’m a genuine Texas good guy  gonna be a Country Star       
When they play my songs on the radio  they’ll know me near and far           
I didn’t grow no beard and I don’t look too weird I play a real clean cut guitar
I’m a genuine Texas good guy   gonna be a Country Star
      
I don’t wear that outlaw look  I’m not that kind of fella     
I don’t drink that Lone Star beer  just make mine sasperilla        
Them cussin’ words just ain’tmy style  and I don’t smoke or cheat
I sing my songs of love and life   and I practice what I preach

CHORUS
                                                                                                                    
I’m gonna be a rhinestone cowboy like the one they sing about       
With my sequined suit and my studded boots  all the fans will scream and shout  
Them faded Levi’s ain’t  for me  or the honky tonks and bars           
I’m a genuine Texas good guy   gonna be a Country Star                       
I’m a genuine Texas good guy   gonna be a Country Star
           

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TRACK 17 I KNOW THE FEELING 
(Jerry K Green)  
(Billboard Top 100 Country Singles Oct 1977) 

                 
I know the feeling that good love can bring       
I know how bad love can hurt                                                                                          
Good love is all that a man really needs                                                                             
Without it he’s nothing but dirt

CHORUS:                                                                                                       
I know the feeling of falling in love                               
Then finding that it’s just a one way street                                                                         
There’s nothing as bad, nothing quite as sad                                                               
As knowing this feeling of defeat 
                                                                                      
Bomp Bomp Buh Bomp Bomp,       Bomp Bomp Buh Bomp
Bomp Bomp Buh Bomp Bomp,       Bomp Bomp
Bomp Bomp Buh Bomp Bomp,       Bomp Bomp Buh Bomp
Bomp Bomp Buh Bomp Bomp,       Bomp Bomp

I know the feeling of wanting someone             
Knowing it never will be                                                                                                   
It’s sad to say but our love is that way                                                                               
I know you have no feeling for me
                                                                                    
CHORUS

I know the feeling that good love can bring       
I know how bad love can hurt                                                                                          
Good love is all that a man really needs                                                                             
Without it he’s nothing but dirt
                                                                                          
Bomp Bomp Buh Bomp Bomp,       Bomp Bomp Buh Bomp                                       
Bomp Bomp Buh Bomp Bomp,       Bomp Bomp                                                                  
Bomp Bomp Buh Bomp Bomp,       Bomp Bomp Buh Bomp
Bomp Bomp Buh Bomp Bomp,       Bomp Bomp (MODULATE)

Bomp Bomp Buh Bomp Bomp,       Bomp Bomp Buh Bomp                                                   
Bomp Bomp Buh Bomp Bomp,       Bomp Bomp                                                                  
Bomp Bomp Buh Bomp Bomp,       Bomp Bomp Buh Bomp  (FADE OUT)  
Bomp Bomp Buh Bomp Bomp,       Bomp Bomp

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 TRACK 18 THE WORLD KEEPS TURNING
(Jerry K. Green)

The world keeps turnin’  time keeps slippin’ away

Some people try to make the world go away
Or turn the world around the other way
But no matter what they do or what they say
The world keeps turnin’  and time keeps slippin’ away

The world keeps turnin’  time keeps slippin’ away
What’s done is done  you can’t bring back yesterday
The world keeps turnin’  time keeps slippin’ away
Let’s make the most of what we have today

Just look around   it’s such a pretty world today
Welcome to my world   I hope you stay
But remember life’s too short to waste a day
Cause the world keeps turnin’  and time keeps slippin’ away


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TRACK 19 TO PLEASE A PRETTY WOMAN
(Jerry K Green)                                                                                               

I started out to be a Country singer
Even learned to play guitar myself
I was on my way to fame and fortune
But now that ole guitar is on the shelf

CHORUS:
I gave it up to please a pretty woman
She said I had to find a better life    
Now I sit at home each night and wonder      
Why a man believes he needs a wife

I loved that woman like I love good music
To give up either one was hard to do
It broke my heart the day I discovered
I couldn’t keep her and my music too            

CHORUS:
I gave it up to please a pretty woman
She said I had to be at home at night
Now I sit and look at television
Watching other people live their lives

BRIDGE:
I can’t help but wonder where I’d be now
If I’d chosen music over her that day

CHORUS:
I gave it up to please a pretty woman
I thought I had to have her love or die
But If I had a chance to do it over
This ole boy would...Well, I’ll tell you... This ole boy would...Listen close now...
This ole boy would still give love a try

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TRACK 20 TRIPOD THE THREE LEGGED DOG
(Jerry K Green)

My little dog has only three legs
But he never whimpers and he never begs
He doesn’t know he’s disabled you see
From his point of view he’s got more legs than me
     

You ought to see that dog when he runs
He looks like a bullet just fired from a gun
Three little feet go spinning like wheels
Wherever I go he is right at my heels

CHORUS:
If you think you've got troubles you can't overcome
Don't sit like a bump on a log
You could do twice as much if you tried half as hard
As Tripod The Three Legged Dog

Out in the yard there stands an old tree
It grows at a slant of some sixty degrees 
Tripod backs up and builds up his speed    
Then climbs up the trunk like a coon that’s been treed

He jumps to the ground and circles the yard
Pacing the fence like a soldier on guard
When he sees the postman walk up with the mail
He growls like a tiger but waggles his tail

CHORUS

BRIDGE:
He lost a leg when hit by a car      
Losing the battle but winning the war
He’s a survivor and he loves to sing
His favorite song is Goodnight Irene

CHORUS

TAG:
You could do twice as much if you tried half as hard
As Tripod the three legged dog
(Spoken): Yeah you could


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Lyrics from CD Album "Jerry K Green - Now and Then - Volume 1"

TRACK 01 WHEREVER IN TEXAS 
(Jerry K Green/Connie Mims)

CHORUS:      
Wherever In Texas you go                                                                   
You're gonna find just what you're looking for
Where COWBOYS COWGIRLS AND BLUEBONNETS GROW
You'll find the heart of Texas  the spirit of Texas
Wherever In Texas you go

You could go to Houston   to cheer for the Astros                                            
Dallas for a Cowboys game
South Padre's beaches   Stonewall for peaches
Any place you want to name

The Riverwalk in San Antone    Remember the Alamo
Fort Worth for a rodeo
Austin for music   and if you could use it
A Luckenbach trip for your soul

CHORUS:      
Wherever In Texas you go                                                                   
You're gonna find just what you're looking for
Where LONGHORNS OILWELLS AND JACKRABBITS GROW
You'll find the heart of Texas  the spirit of Texas
Wherever In Texas you go

SOLO & AD-LIB: Awe, remember Bob Wills, and his Texas Playboys, and   "take it away, Leon!"       
                                               
The Red River Valley    The Streets Of Laredo
Cotton fields of San Angelo
Brenham for Blue Bell   Lockhart for Brisket
Take some time to smell a Tyler Rose

Amarillo to Beaumont   Brownsville to Lubbock
Texarkana to El Paso
A Thousand new memories are waiting for you
Wherever In Texas you go

CHORUS:      
Wherever In Texas you go                                                                   
You're gonna find just what you're looking for
Where INGERS LIKE GEORGE STRAIT AND WILLIE SILL GROW
You'll find the heart of Texas  the spirit of Texas
Wherever In Texas you go

TAG:            
You'll find the heart of Texas  the spirit of Texas
But Don't Mess With Texas  Wherever In Texas you go

2011 Jerry K Green/Connie Mims/Song Center Music (BMI)/Pandulce Music (BMI)
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TRACK 02 BLUE RIBBON BLUES
(Glenn D Tubb/Jerry K Green
***** Vocal By Glenn D Tubb *****

The first day that I saw you with your somebody new
I could see that you were happy  and I knew that we were through
So I headed down to Joe’s place   it seemed the thing to do
He’s got you   I’ve got the Blue Ribbon Blues

CHORUS:
The Blue Ribbon Blues are like a faithful friend
They’re always waiting for me each time a new love ends
But  I’ve got plenty of company all lined up on their stools
Drinkin’ fools with the Blue Ribbon Blues      


Blue Ribbon’s always been there for a hurtin’ workin’ man
An ice cold can or bottle seems to fit right in my hand
Fair weather brands and fickle lovers never satisfy
They both leave you with the Blue Ribbon Blues

CHORUS:
With the Blue Ribbon Blues you don’t win any prize
And the blues keep getting’ bluer with each new round you buy
But  I’ve got plenty of company all lined up on their stools
Drinkin’ fools with the Blue Ribbon Blues

He’s got you   I've got the Blue Ribbon Blues

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TRACK 04 TO PLEASE A PRETTY WOMAN
(Jerry K Green)                                                                                               

He started out to be a Country singer
Even learned to play guitar himself
He was on his way to fame and fortune
But now that ole guitar is on the shelf

CHORUS:
He gave it up to please a pretty woman
She said he had to find a better life    
Now he sits at home each night and wonders    
Why a man believes he needs a wife


He loved that woman like he loved good music
To give up either one was hard to do
It broke his heart the day he discovered
He couldn’t keep her and his music too            

CHORUS:
He gave it up to please a pretty woman
She said he had to be at home at night
Now he sits and looks at television
Watching other people live their lives

BRIDGE:
He can’t help but wonder where he’d be now
If he’d chosen music over her that day

CHORUS:
He gave it up to please a pretty woman
He thought he had to have her love or die
But If he had a chance to do it over
That ole boy would...Well, I’ll tell you... That ole boy would...Listen close now...
That ole boy would still give love a try

You know he would

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TRACK 06 SHE JUST GETS EVEN
(Jerry K Green)

She knew he loved his old guitar
How proud he was of his big car
That guitar was built in ‘52
The Caddy Escalade was new
Then she saw him out with Sue
He should’ve known what she would do
When he came in after five a.m.
She was in her car on the drive
Goin’ back and forth across his guitar

CHORUS:
He can't believe SHE THREATENED leavin'
He thought she really was believin'
He thinks it’s just her way of grievin’
She don't get mad she just gets even
                                   
One night he called her up at eight
Told her he was workin’ late
She said that would be all right
She had plans herself that night
Then he came in after four a.m.
She was waitin’ at the door
When he meekly stepped inside
She walked right out and waved good bye
Got in his Escalade and headed out

He can't believe SHE MIGHT BE leavin'
He thought she really was believin'
            Still thinks it’s just her way of grievin’
She don't get mad she just gets even
                       
Then he called down to the bank
They said you've got your wife to thank
She closed out your joint account
To save you another trip downtown
That’s what she said

He can't believe THAT SHE IS leavin'
He thought she really was believin'
            Now you can guess which one is grievin’
She don't get mad she just gets even

Now you can guess which one is grievin’
She don't get mad she just gets even

DOES SHE EVER!     Whooo!     Bless his heart

© 2011 Jerry K Green/Song Center Music (BMI)
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TRACK 07 ERNEST EDDY AND HANK
(Jerry K Green)

I met Country Music face to face when I was ten
It was love at first sound and I've loved it ever since
Ernest Tubb and his guitar were selling Gold Chain Flour
On top of a car in my hometown   I can still hear it now
“I'm Walking The Floor Over You”

CHORUS:
I still love the music and I still love the man
Cause I like folks who make it and give others a helping hand
Folks who never cast the first stone or any stone at all
Folks who never get too big to say Thanks A Lot you all

I hitch-hiked to Fort Worth to the North Side Coliseum
Cause Eddy Arnold was singing there but I didn't get to see him
I didn't have the ticket price and they wouldn't let me in
But that's all right cause when he sings  it takes me back again
“I'm Sending You A Big Bouquet of Roses”

CHORUS:
I still love the music and I still love the man
Cause I like folks who make it and show others that they can
Folks who never stay in a rut but keep on moving on
Folks who never get to proud to tell you where they're from


I did see Hank Williams several times before he died
The Hadacol Show, the Skyline Club, the Louisiana Hayride
When I went off to college I made a “C” in Speech
Cause I said “Hank says I Cain't Help It”  that's good enough for me
“I Cain't Help It If I'm Still In Love With You”

CHORUS:         
I still love the music and I still love the man
Cause I like folks who make it without money or a Master Plan
Folks who never think they're above the level of the common man
Folks who give us hope to try  and help us understand


I could go on singing   probably name a hundred more
Whose songs and lives have touched my own but I'm not keeping score
So I'll just stop right here and say a great big round of Thanks
For all the inspiration I got   from Ernest   Eddy   and Hank
.

© 2011 Jerry K. Green/Song Center Music (BMI
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TRACK 08 I HATE TO LOSE YOU DARLIN'
(Jerry K Green)

** Live on the Lousiana Hayride, September 13, 1952 **
Following Jerry's song, Producer/M.C. Horace Logan announces that Hank Williams
will rejoin the Hayride the next week, after having been fired from the Grand Ole Opry
That is followed by the vocal/instrumental closing theme.
(Thanks to Margaret and Alton Warwick, owners of the Louisiana Hayride trademark,
for use of the “Hayride Sound Recording” in this CD).

I hate to lose you Darlin’ but that’s the way life goes       
I guess I’ll find somebody else and hold her just as close
You tried to break my heart Dear but that can not be done
Because there are too many girls to worry over one

CHORUS:
You lied when you said that you loved me
You lied when you said you’d be true
Now that you’re gone I’m still as happy
I’d just as soon have someone else as you.

I hate to lose you Darlin’ but I will soon forget
Yes I will soon forget that you and I have ever met
You thought that you could hurt me by playing with my heart
But when it’s over you will find that you just ain’t so smart

 CHORUS

© 2011 Jerry K Green/Song Center Music (BMI)
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TRACK 14 BALLAD OF DONNA AND PEGGY SUE
(Ray Campi/Jerry K Green)
***** Vocal By Rockabilly Pioneer Ray Campi *****
A new recording of our 1959 Tribute to Buddy Holly and Richie Valens after their tragic deaths, along with the death of The Big Bopper in a plane crash..

I knew a girl   Donna she was named
She loved a boy whose love she never claimed
He went a way though she loved him more than he’d know
More than he’d know

I knew a girl   whose love was more than true
She loved a boy who called her Peggy Sue
Now she is lonely but she knows that his love is still true
Love is still true

        
Don’t be lonely  Don’t be blue
I’ll never be apart from you
You may think I’m far away
But my love is here today
I’m just a thought away
My love is here to stay
Oh-Oh I’m just a thought away

Love will bring gladness   and sometimes sorrow too
But there’s an answer you’ll find if love is true
I know that you’ll find it Donna and Peggy Sue
Oh-Oh-Oh-Oh  I know that you’ll find it Donna and Peggy Sue

© 1959 Ray Campi/JerryK Green/Glad Music (BMI)
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TRACK 15 THE MAN I MET
(Ray Campi/Jerry K Green)
***** Vocal By Rockabilly Pioneer Ray Campi *****
A new recording of our 1959 Tribute to THE BIG BOPPER after his tragic death along with Buddy Holly
and Richie Valens in a plane crash.

Well I met a man not long ago
He taught me how to lose my blues
He said Sonny Boy when you’re feeling low
You’ve got to get yourself some big boppin’ shoes

You’ve got to get you a chick with a big Cadillac
Get a long striped coat with a flap on the back
Take a big load of bills that would choke a horse
And paint the town red with no remorse
I’ll never forget that man I met

CHORUS:           
Well he made me happy when I was sad
He taught me how to laugh when things look bad
He brought a little sunshine into my life
And showed me that it weren’t all sorrow and strife
I’ll never forget that man I met.


Well I met a man not long ago
He told me about Little Red Riding Hood
But the way he made that story go
The big bad wolf turned out to be good

When he called his honey on the telephone
He’d say Honey you ought not to be home there alone
The people on the party line would buzz with joy
When he’d say Baby this is your big boppin’ boy
I’ll never forget that man I met

CHORUS
           
He asked me if I understood his philosophy
And I said Pardner, I believe I do


© 1959 Ray Campi/Jerry K Green/Glad Music (BMI

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