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About Me
The Cowboy Lives Forever
written by L.Goza

The cowboy lives forever
As long as there's a faded pair of blue jeans
Wide brimmed hats and leather
And dreams ...

There's a little bit of Roy and Dale in all of us
Though all of us don't wear the cowboy boots and spurs
Well a man will dream of rescuing a damsel in distress
And the girl likes to dream that it's her

The cowboy lives forever
As long as there's a faded pair of blue jeans
Wide brimmed hats and leather
And dreams ...

He was born from the dust of the western plains
Raised up tall and straight like a cactus tree
Well his home range stretches from Hawaii to Maine
He's John Wayne, he's Gene Autry, he's me

The cowboy lives forever
As long as there's a faded pair of blue jeans
Wide brimmed hats and leather
And dreams ...

Now you can find a cowgirl at the rodeo
She'll shuffle to the two-step like the cowboys do
Well she might be wearing petticoats or maybe boots and chaps
She's Patsy Cline, Loretta, Kitty Wells or Emmylou, maybe you

Cowgirls live forever
As long as there's a faded pair of blue jeans
Wide brimmed hats and leather
And dreams ...
 
I Want To Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart
written by Patsy Montana

I want to be a cowboy's sweetheart
I want to learn to rope and ride
I want to ride o'er the plains and deserts
Out west of the Great Divide
I want to hear the coyotes howling
While the sun sets in the west
I want to be a cowboy's sweetheart
The life I love the best

I want to ride old Paint, goin' on a run
I want to feel the wind in my face
A thousand miles from all the city lights
Go at a cowhand's pace
I want to pillow my head near the sleeping herd
While the moon shines down from above
I want to strum my guitar, yodel-lay-ee-oo
That's the life I love

Thunderheads
written by Lisa Brandenburg and Robin Lynn Macy

The kids are playin' in the sand
And my hair is nearly dry
Supper's on the table and there's promise in the sky
And you're out there on your ginger mare,
You're not praying so I do
Not so much a prayer for rain
As a desperate prayer for you

Thunderheads blow across the mesa
Like a heartless lover's lie
Thunderheads across the mountain
As another dream goes by
They glow like clouds from heaven
But the devil has to have his way
Thunderheads'll bring you to your knees
And make you pray for a rainy day

I know you can't admit it
That you've lost and nature's won
That thunderheads will blow away across the dying sun
So don't try to tell me darling
How your heart's lost to the land
I don't need your explanations
I just want to hold your hand

Thunderheads blow across the mesa
Like a heartless lover's lie
Thunderheads across the mountain
As another dream goes by
They glow like clouds from heaven
But the devil has to have his way
Thunderheads'll bring you to your knees
And make you pray for a rainy day

And when it rains the dust will set
We'll lie upon the sheets
We'll listen to the music on the roof and fall asleep
And we'll laugh again and love
Just like the years when we had rain
Then you'll feel the need to let me
Near your heart - near your heart again

Thunderheads blow across the mesa
Like a heartless lover's lie
Thunderheads across the mountain
As another dream goes by
They glow like clouds from heaven
But the devil has to have his way
Thunderheads'll bring you to your knees
And make you pray for a rainy day

Thunderheads blow across the mesa
Like a heartless lover's lie
Thunderheads across the mountain
As another dream goes by
They glow like clouds from heaven
But the devil has to have his way
Thunderheads'll bring you to your knees
And make you pray for a rainy day

Long Roads 
written by John Kirk and Lorie Lichtenwalner

Where have I known you before?
Seems like lifetimes maybe more
Our time together goes so fast
And so slowly when that time has past

I want to walk on the long roads with you love
These days it's all that I can think of
And the love runs so deep 
These nights I can't even sleep
I want to walk on the long roads with you

I have a place where we can quench our thirst
But we'll have to swim an ocean climb a mountain first
The mountains high the valleys wide
Oh just sit back and enjoy the ride

I want to walk on the long roads with you love
These days it's all that I can think of
And the love runs so deep 
These nights I can't even sleep
I want to walk on the long roads with you

Behind us the road is fading fast
While in front of us a light shines that says the fate's been cast
And the road we now must climb
Comes so easily one step at a time

I want to walk on the long roads with you love
These days it's all that I can think of
And the love runs so deep 
These nights I can't even sleep
I want to walk on the long roads with you

Walk on the long roads with you

Who Will Be The Next One
written by Angela Moore

Well I've always wanted true love but somehow I've always failed
To find the man who'd always go my bail
As I look across the room tonight I wonder helplessly
If the man I need is looking back at me

I wonder who will be the next one
That next man who'll sweep me off my feet
I wonder if he'll be the last one for me
Will he break my heart or love me tenderly

Well I hope someday I find the man who'll give my heart a break
Always want me near and crave the love we make
Now will he be a friend of mine or maybe someone new
I'm so lonely Lord I only wish I knew

I wonder who will be the next one
That next man who will sweep me off my feet
I wonder if he'll be the last one for me
Will he break my heart or love me tenderly

I wonder who will be the next one
That next man who'll sweep me off my feet
I wonder if he'll be the last one for me
Will he break my heart or love me tenderly

Will he break my heart or love me tenderly
Will he break my heart or love me tenderly

Brilliancy
(instumental) traditional, arranged by Martie Erwin and the Dixie Chicks

Thank Heavens For Dale Evans
written by Martie Erwin, Robin Lynn Macy and Lisa Brandenburg

I grew up on Bob Wills and daydreams
My toes were a-tappin' to western swing
I wished upon a star
Atop an old boxcar
Chasing rainbows to the place the bluebirds sing!
I painted my eyes up like Dolly
Sang with Kitty Wells 'til momma screamed
Then daddy shook his head as he carried me to bed
And tucked me in a-beggin' me to sing:

Thank Heavens for Dale Evans
You're everything I'd ever want to be
Yodel-lay-ee, Yodel-lay-ee
Yodel-lay-ee-ee
Dale Evans made a cowgirl out of me

Now I play my guitar with the cowgirls
And what I've got they never bat an eye
Like Shirley Temple's curls
Thank heavens for the girls
We'll sing a song to make a cowboy cry!
I never got the limo or the diamond
But I got my hat, my boots and my guitar
And I'm proud enough to say
That I'll always be this way
Like the girl who went and stole Roy Roger's heart

Thank Heavens for Dale Evans
You're everything I'd ever want to be
Yodel-lay-ee, Yodel-lay-ee
Yodel-lay-ee-ee
Dale Evans made a cowgirl out of me

Thank Heavens for Dale Evans
You're everything I'd ever want to be
Yodel-lay-ee, Yodel-lay-ee
Yodel-lay-ee-ee
Dale Evans made a cowgirl
The cowboys want a cowgirl
Thank God she made a cowgirl out of me!

This Heart Of Mine
written by Steven F. Brine and Jim Smoak

This heart of mine is made of silver
This heart of mine is made of gold
It will shine like a candle
When your world is dark and cold

This heart of mine is made of timber
This heart of mine is made of stone
Like a bridge across the mountain
When you're walkin' all alone
When you're walkin' all alone

This heart of mine is made of iron
This heart of mine is made of steel
It won't turn toward another
When the wind is on the heel
When the wind is on the heel

This heart of mine is made of silver
This heart of mine is made of gold
It will shine like a candle
When your world is dark and cold
When your world is dark and cold
When your world is dark and cold

Storm Out On The Sea
written by Mary Neal Northcut and Robin Lynn Macy

As a girl I watched the sailing ships
Like white birds on the sea
Their sails were wings that rode the wind
And my heart longed to be free
I saw you standing by the sea
The beach was dark as death
But your hand was warm against my face
Your kiss was my life's breath

And lovin' you's like drowning in a storm out on the sea
Put your arms around me darling now and rescue me
And lovin' you's like drowning and I feel so far from home
Put your arms around me and
 I'll never sail alone

You never said you'd stay with me
I never tied your hands
The way some frightened women do 
To keep their love on land
Where they can walk dry-footed
And never fear the tide
Or the moon upon the water
In their lover's arms they hide

And lovin' you's like drowning in a storm out on the sea
Put your arms around me darling now and rescue me
And lovin' you's like drowning and I feel so far from home
Put your arms around me and I'll never sail alone

Well the rain upon my body beat me down upon the sand
And the clouds came rowin' lonely
Like lost sailors seeking land
Soon I learned that lovin' you means drowning in the sea
When you closed your arms against me
And you turned your back on me

And lovin' you's like drowning in a storm out on the sea
Put your arms around me darling now and rescue me
And lovin' you's like drowning and I feel so far from home
Put your arms around me and I'll never sail alone

And lovin' you's like drowning in a storm out on the sea
Put your arms around me darling now and rescue me
And lovin' you's like drowning and I feel so far from home
Put your arms around me and I'll never sail alone

Whoa, put your arms around me and I'll never sail alone

West Texas Wind
written by John Ihms

It's a long thin line, it sure is a hot and dusty day
And Colorado is more than eight hundred miles away
I called to tell you that I'd be home sometime tonight
If the roads are clear and the weather is right

Now to say I miss you is puttin' it lightly, can't you see
There's nothing better than havin' you lyin' next to me
Early in the mornin', honey you're the first thing on my mind
Like a risin' sun to the travelin' kind

West Texas Wind, tell me why you try to hold me back
Tuggin' at my heart and pullin' on my sleeve
You and this old guitar, you're always up for pickin' just one more song
And if I listen long enough to you I might never leave

Now the lights of Denver, they're gonna shimmer in the deep red of the dawn
And I'll be rollin' in, bleary-eyed and hangin' on
And I'll grab my suitcase and slip it lightly through the door
And swear again I won't leave him anymore

West Texas Wind, tell me why you try to hold me back
Tuggin' at my heart and pullin' on my sleeve
You and this old guitar, you're always up for pickin' just one more song
And if I listen long enough to you I might never leave

West Texas Wind, tell me why you try to hold me back
Tuggin' at my heart and pullin' on my sleeve
You and this old guitar, you're always up for pickin' just one more song
And if I listen long enough to you I might never leave

And if I listen long enough to you I might never leave
If I listen long enough to you I might never leave

Rider
traditional, arranged by the Dixie Chicks

I know you rider, gonna miss me when I'm gone
I know you rider, gonna miss me when I'm gone
Gonna miss your baby from rollin' in your arms

The sun is gonna shine on my back door someday
The sun is gonna shine on my back door someday
Well, I know March wind's gonna carry my blues away

I know you rider, gonna miss me when I'm gone
I know you rider, gonna miss me when I'm gone
Gonna miss your baby from rollin' in your arms

I wish I was a headlight on a northbound train
I wish I was a headlight on a northbound train
Well, I'd shine my light through the cold Colorado rain

I know you rider, gonna miss me when I'm gone
I know you rider, gonna miss me when I'm gone
Gonna miss your baby from rollin' in your arms

I know you rider, gonna miss me when I'm gone
I know you rider, gonna miss me when I'm gone
Gonna miss your baby from rollin' in your arms

Green River
written by Donna Cary

Take me back to the Green River
Let my troubles float on down
Take me when the leaves are falling
That's when my baby's love was still around

My memories take me to the Green River
How plain was the picture in my mind
Autumn leaves of paint in the water
Love was shining in your eyes

Take me back to the Green River
Let my troubles float on down
Take me when the leaves are falling
That's when my baby's love was still around

How I long for us to return
To the love we had back then
Darlin' I'll be waiting a lifetime
For you to take me back again

Take me back to the Green River
Let my troubles float on down
Take me when the leaves are falling
That's when my baby's love was still around

How I miss the sound of the water
Gently flowin' past the trees
How I miss your tender kisses
The way you once loved me

Take me back to the Green River
Let my troubles float on down
Take me when the leaves are falling
That's when my baby's love was still around

How I long for us to return
To the love we had back then
Darlin' I'll be waiting a lifetime
For you to take me back again

Take me back to the Green River
That's when my baby's love was still around

Salty
(instrumental) written by Kenny Baker, traditional, arranged by Martie Erwin

Bring It On Home To Me
written by Sam Cooke and Charles Brown

If you ever
Change your mind
About leaving
Leaving me behind

Oh bring it to me
Bring your sweet lovin'
Bring it on home to me
Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah

You know I laughed
When you left
But now I only
I only hurt myself

Oh bring it to me
Bring your sweet lovin'
Bring it on home to me
Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah

I gave you jewelry
And money too
But that ain't all
That ain't all I do for you

Oh bring it to me
Bring your sweet lovin'
Bring it on home to me
Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah

You know I'll always
Be your slave
Until I'm buried
'Til I'm buried in my grave

Oh bring it to me
Bring your sweet lovin'
Bring it on home to me
Home to me
Oh baby bring your sweet sweet lovin'
On home to me

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