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Little Ol' Cowgirl
written by John Ihms
 
She's a little ol' cowgirl from out Texas way
Countin' the nights 'til the fiddlers play
Workin' all week just a-doin' her thing
She likes punchin' doggies but she loves to swing
 
And when she hears that backbeat rhythm driftin' through the door
She can't talk, she can't sit still, can't stay off of that floor
Kickin' her heels up lordy look at her twirl
Everybody wants to boogie on down
With the little ol' cowgirl

She's got skin-tight blue jeans, a big Stetson hat
Knee high boots, how about that
That rodeo buckle sure does shine
She cuts a two-step in a travelin' line

And when she hears that backbeat rhythm driftin' through the door
She can't talk, she can't sit still, can't stay off of that floor
Kickin' her heels up lordy look at her twirl
Everybody wants to boogie on down
With the little ol' cowgirl

So listen up cowboy and here's a little advice
Before you make your move son you'd better think twice
She won't stop she won't go
'Til they bring that house down with the cotton-eyed joe

And when she hears that backbeat rhythm driftin' through the door
She can't talk, she can't sit still, can't stay off of that floor
Kickin' her heels up lordy look at her twirl
Everybody wants to boogie on down
With the little ol' cowgirl

Well everybody wants to boogie on down
With the little ol' cowgirl
Everybody wants to boogie on down
With the little ol' cowgirl
 
A Road Is Just A Road
written by Mary Chapin Carpenter

He pulled out in a cloud of dust
Layin' rubber and spewin' rust
And on any road he'd take
Boy he'd have his foot on the pedal but my heart on the brake

Underneath the smooth tar curves
A road is only dust and dirt
On a lonely interchange
The signs all look the same

'Cause a road is just a road and a feelin's just a feelin'
No matter where you go
From Bakersfield to San Antone
A road is just a road when the one you love is leavin' on
Midnight's another dawn a hundred miles ago

His wheels spun out of sight of me
Oh believin' that I'd set him free
But I'd heard the voice of the prisoner
Sayin' he couldn't get enough of her

You can go by land and you can go by air
Go by sea hell I don't care
Go anyway you choose
Wearin' out the soles of your travelin' shoes

'Cause a road is just a road and a feelin's just a feelin'
No matter where you go
From Bangor Maine to El Paso
A road is just a road when the one you love is leavin' on
Midnight's another dawn a hundred miles ago

And every sleepless night I see him screamin' by the scenery
Not noticin' another mile that's rolled on between him and me
Oh him and me

'Cause a road is just a road and a feelin's just a feelin'
No matter where you go
From Waterloo to San Bernardino
A road is just a road when the one you love is leavin' on
Midnight's another dawn a hundred miles ago

'Cause a road is just a road and a feelin's just a feelin'
No matter where you go
From Washington to Amarillo
A road is just a road when the one you love is leavin' on
Midnight's another dawn a hundred miles ago
A hundred miles ago
 
She'll Find Better Things To Do
written by Bob Millard

She don't see no way around it
He shows every sign of leavin' her behind
After three days stayin' out late
It don't look like he'll be comin' home tonight
She wants to cry but pride won't let her
She'll find better things to do

Leaves her key inside the mailbox
With a note that tells that cowboy where to go
It's a two day drive to Denver
With a U-Haul if she doesn't take it slow
She wants to cry but pride won't let her
She'll find better things to do

Don't let Dallas see you cryin'
She reminds herself as she rolls out of town
When she hits that Texas border she sets pride aside
And lets her tears come down
Then she cries all the way to Colorado
'Cause it hurts like the devil to be free

Cuts her hair and finds a new job
And her friends all tell her girl you're doin' fine
Still the nights get cold and lonely
When that wild west Texas cowboy haunts her mind
She wants to cry but pride won't let her
She'll find better things to do

Don't let Dallas see you cryin'
She reminds herself as she rolls out of town
When she hits that Texas border she sets pride aside
And lets her tears come down
Then she cries all the way to Colorado
'Cause it hurts like the devil to be free

She wants to cry but pride won't let her
She'll find better things to do

She wants to cry but pride won't let her
She'll find better things to do
Better things to do
She'll find better things to do
 
Irish Medley
(Traditional: Handsome Molly, Little Beggerman, Mist On The Moor) 

I wish I were in Dublin or some other seaport town
I'd set my foot on a steamboat and sail the ocean 'round
Sailing 'round the ocean, sailing 'round the sea
I think of handsome Molly wherever she may be

I am a beggarman and a beggin' I have been
For three score or more on this lil' isle of green
I'm known from the Liffy on down to Segu
And I'm known by the name of Little Johnny Doo

Of all the trades a-goin' sure a-beggin' is the best
When a man gets tired he can lay his head to rest
He can beg for his supper when there's nothing else to do
Or go sit 'round the corner in his ol' rigadoo

We slept one night in a barn in Clairebon
We went naked all night and slept until the dawn
Holes in the roof and the rain a-pourin' through
And the cats and the rats they were a-playin peek-a-boo

Who should awaken but the woman of the house
In a white spotted apron and a calico blouse
She began to frighten and I said "Boo!"
"Don't be afraid ma'am, it's only Johnny Doo!"

Over the fields with a pack on my back
Over the hills with a creak in me sack
Holes in my shoes and my toes peekin' through
Singing "Shinkle and a wrinkle it's only Johnny Doo!"

Well, it's getting late at night and it's time to go to bed
And the fire's all out and whoops goes the light
Now you know the story of the old rigadoo
So good night and God be with you says Little Johnny Doo
 
You Send Me
written by Sam Cooke 

Darlin' you send me
Darlin' you send me
I know you send me
Honest you do
Honest you do
Honest you do

Whoa, you thrill me
I know you thrill me
I know you thrill me
Honest you do
Honest you do
Honest you do

When at first I thought it infatuation
But now it's lasted so long
And now I find myself wanting to marry you
And take you home

Whoa, you send me
Darlin' you send me
I know you send me
Honest you do
Honest you do
Honest you do

When at first it was infatuation
But now it's lasted so long
And now I find myself wanting to marry you
And take you home

You send me
You send me
You send me
Honest you do
You send me
 
Just A Bit Like Me
written by Robin Lynn Macy

It's six o'clock in the morning
The sun was ready to rise
And as she closes his lunchbox
She spies the sun in his eyes
She stays at home with the baby
She's got a dream in her heart
Somewhere her sister is singing
A night is ready to start

One's choosin', one's cruisin'
Down the highway of their dreams
While songs are sung her dream's begun
And she thinks of what it means
To live through her voice she made a choice
But neither one is free
Am I a lot like her or is she 
Just a bit like me

It's three o'clock in the morning
I got an ache in my head
I throw my clothes in the corner
Then sleep alone in my bed
Tomorrow we'll go to Texas
I hear it's sunny back home
There ain't no use in pretending
I know that I gotta roam

One's choosin' 'n one's cruisin'
Down the highway of their dreams
While songs are sung her dream's begun
And she thinks of what it means
To live through her voice she made a choice
But neither one is free
Am I a lot like her or is she 
Just a bit like me

She puts her cans in the pantry
I read my name in the news
She spends her days sewing curtains
I feel there's no time to lose
Well it's a long way to Nashville
But then the garden is dry
If we could do it all over
Ooh, would we still be satisfied

One's choosin' 'n one's cruisin'
Down the highway of their dreams
While songs are sung her dream's begun
And she thinks of what it means
To live through her voice she made a choice
But neither one is free
Am I a lot like her or is she 
Just a bit like me

Am I a lot like her or is she 
Just a bit
Just a bit
Just a bit like me
 
A Heart That Can
written by Patti Dixon 

You say I've done a lot of good
You're glad I found you when I did
But I wonder why you keep
Those questions in your head
Oh I think you're afraid to fall
Someone went and blew the call

All I can say is my heart tries hard
I try as hard as I can
You'll never find that my love falls short
One day you'll understand
That I've got a heart that can

Well I think I know by now
I will be standin' by your side
Takin' in account that true love's never shy
I can show you every day
This is not a one act play

All I can say is my heart tries hard
I try as hard as I can
You'll never find that my love falls short
One day you'll understand
That I've got a heart that can

So let me love you 
The best that I know how
Let me move you 
With everything that love allows

All I can say is my heart tries hard
I try as hard as I can
You'll never find that my love falls short
One day you'll understand
That I've got a heart that can

Well I can show you every day
That this is not a one act play

And all I can say is my heart tries hard
I try as hard as I can
You'll never find that my love falls short
One day you'll understand
That I've got a heart
I've got a heart
I've got a heart that can
 
Past The Point Of Rescue
written by Mick Hanly 

Last night I dreamed you were back again
Larger than life again
Holding me tight again
Placing those same kisses on my brow
Sweeter than ever now
Lord I remember how
Couldn't get enough of kissin'
Do you know how much I'm missin'
No you don't, but I do

Days like a slow train trickle by
Even the words that I write
Refuse to fly
All that I can hear is your song haunting me
Can't get the melody
Out of my head you see
Distractions I've been using
Do you know how much you're losing
No you don't, but I do

I do, 
And I wonder if I'm past the point of rescue
Is no word from you at all the best that you can do
Never meant to push or shove you
Do you know how much I love you
No you don't, but I do

Last night I dreamed you were back again
Larger than life again
Holding me tight again
Placing those same kisses on my brow
Sweeter than ever now
Lord I remember how
Couldn't get enough of kissin'
Do you know how much I'm missin'
No you don't, but I do

I do, 
And I wonder if I'm past the point of rescue
Is no word from you at all the best that you can do
Never meant to push or shove you
Do you know how much I love you
No you don't, but I do

No you don't, but I do
No you don't, but I do
 
Beatin' Around The Bush
(instrumental) written by Martie Erwin and Matthew Benjamin
 
Two Of A Kind
written by John Ihms 

On the road without a friend
Can make you feel life's loneliness
In a voice that rides the wind
Streaming 'cross the airwaves
In a simple country song
The one that you don't hear
Until the moon is full

It was Texas once again
The one about the good ol' boy
Who's caught rememberin'
Images of childhood
And the places that he'd been
Caught up in his questions
Wonderin' where it would end

Another midnight on the highway
Dallas in the distance
Seems I'm always leavin' love behind
Singin' along with someone
Who's soul is on the radio
Sounds like me and the good ol' boy
Are two of a kind

Bedding down in a cheap motel
Puts you in touch with an emptiness
That players know too well
It comes on strong when you drop your boots
And sit up on the bed
And try to keep your thoughts from dancing
'Round the room

So you fumble with a line
'Til you hear that melody
Singing sad and sweet
And there you are again with him
Somewhere down the line
You're feelin' just a little bit better
When you hear his guitar whine

Another midnight on the highway
Dallas in the distance
Seems I'm always leavin' love behind
Singin' along with someone
Whose soul is on the radio
Sounds like me and the good ol' boy
Are two of a kind

Another midnight on the highway
Dallas in the distance
Seems I'm always leavin' love behind
Singin' along with someone
Whose soul is on the radio
Sounds like me and the good ol' boy
Are two of a kind

Don'tcha know that me and the good ol' boy
Are two of a kind
 
Standin' By The Bedside
written by I. Tucker 

I was standin' by the bedside of a sister
Who was just about to cross that swellin' tide
And I asked her if she would do me a favor
And kindly take this message to the other side

Well if you see my Savior tell him that you saw me
And when you saw me I was on my way
You may meet some boyfriends who may ask about me
You tell 'em I am a comin' home someday

I was standin' by the bedside of a sister
Who was just about to cross that swellin' tide
And I asked her if she would do me a favor
And kindly take this message to the other side

Well you may have to make this journey on without me
Sooner or later, sooner or later it's a debt that must be paid
When you reach that goal that's when you'll think about me
But don't forget to tell my Savior what I said

I was standin' by the bedside of a sister
Who was just about to cross that swellin' tide
And I asked her if she would do me a favor
And kindly take this message to the other side

And kindly take this message to the other side
 
Aunt Mattie's Quilt
written by Lisa Brandenburg and Robin Lynn Macy 

Aunt Mattie bent a thousand times down the long black rows
Then battled with the angry weeds so little seeds could grow
Come summer Mattie pulled the snow from cruel and cutting bolls
She was patient pale and slender and was only eight years old

Round 'n round the spinning wheel beneath Aunt Mattie's boot
She recalled the soil and cotton seeds and summer's hopeful shoots
Two winters spun out summer's threads in rich and creamy folds
And she had a bolt of cotton cloth when she turned ten years old

If we bend and plant the seeds and tame the wicked weeds
If we let the sun and rain assist and simplify our needs
If we follow in the barefoot path of one persistent girl
We'll throw a healing quilt across an ever ailing world

Indigo and lavender made up Aunt Mattie's sky
Remembering her childhood days she made the rustic dye
In the hour before the day would end it fed young Mattie's dream
She made indigo and lavender when she turned just fourteen

If we bend and plant the seeds and tame the wicked weeds
If we let the sun and rain assist and simplify our needs
If we follow in the barefoot path of one persistent girl
We'll throw a healing quilt across an ever ailing world

Aunt Mattie bends a thousand times down each patchwork row
Piece by piece and stitch by stitch in fading candle glow
The valley of the shadow cannot call her from her seams
Until finishing her lifetime's work she dies at seventeen

Oh and if we bend and plant the seeds and tame the wicked weeds
If we let the sun and rain assist and simplify our needs
If we follow in the barefoot path of one persistent girl
We'll throw a healing quilt across an ever ailing world
 
Hallelujah, I Just Love Him So
written by Ray Charles 

Lemme tell you 'bout a boy I know
He's my baby and he lives next door
In the morning when the sun comes up
He brings me coffee in my favorite cup
That's how I know, yes I know
Hallelujah, I just love him so

When I'm in trouble and I have no friends
I know he'll go with me until the end
Everybody asks me how I know
I smile and tell them that he told me so
That's how I know, yes I know
Hallelujah, I just love him so

When I call him on the telephone
And I tell him that I'm all alone
By the time I count from one to four
I hear him knockin' on my door

In the evenin' when the sun goes down
And there ain't nobody else around
He kisses me and he holds me tight
And tells me "Pumpkin, everything's alright"
That's how I know, yes I know
Hallelujah, I just love him so

That's how I know, yes I know
Hallelujah, I just love him so

When I call him on the telephone
And I tell him that I'm all alone
By the time I count from one to four
I hear him knockin' on my door

In the evenin' when the sun goes down
And there ain't nobody else around
He kisses me and he holds me tight
And tells me "Dixie, everything's alright"
That's how I know, yes I know
Hallelujah, I just love him so

That's how I know, yes I know
Hallelujah, I just love that man so
 
Pink Toenails
written by Laura Lynch and Martie Erwin

Pink toenails 
Why don't I have time to paint pink toenails
I've got my pink foam curlers in my ponytail
And my girlfriends have time for their pink toenails

Come nightfall 
You'll be waltzin' through my door when you hear me call
And I love the way you say I'm your baby doll
When you find me sittin' there in my pink toenails

I've got my Walkman and my Cosmo and my ticket to ride
All I need's my box of chocolates and you here by my side

Whoa pink toenails 
Why don't I have time to paint pink toenails?
I've got my pink foam curlers in my ponytail
And my girlfriends have time for their pink toenails

You think your man don't care about perfume and powder
Polish and lipstick and lotion
But when you slip your slippers off and you rub him on the chin
When he looks down your leg you're sure to see him grin
At your pink toenails

He says "Honey come on over here and give me somethin' sweet"
Well let me put my finishin' touches on
'Cause I don't want to cuddle snuggle rub him on the feet
'Til I have painted every little toenail pink
Ooo wrestle with me, you can mess up my hair
You can treat me like a tomboy, I love it I swear

Oh toenails
Why don't I have time to paint my toenails?
I've been drinkin' my whiskey from a holy grail
We'll go to Disneyland and ride the monorail
And if you're sweet I'll be your nightingale
Until the extinction of the sperm whale
We'll live happily ever after just like Roy 'n Dale

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