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The Pony Express

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He came in and sit down at the end of the bar His old rawhide shirt full of dust He asked for a glass and he ordered rye whiskey He talked to himself and he cussed He left Sacramento early that morning With a sackful of mail for St. Joe Had to outrun some outlaws outside Carson City Riding where they wouldn't go He said to me, Mister, this long riding's hell, But I guess it's got to be done Otherwise how would you get all your mail If The Pony Express couldn't run? I said, I hear you, mister, and you do your job well But I hear it won't be for long They'll be sending the mail by the wire and the rail And your pony and you will be gone. He came in and sit down at the end of the bar His coveralls covered with dust He said Jesse James had just held up his train He talked to himself and he cussed He pulled out of St. Joe early that morning With the mail and the union payroll Had to stop for a rockslide outside Jackson City And Jesse made off with the gold He said to me, Mister, this railroading's hell But I guess it's got to be done Otherwise how would you get all your mail If that old iron horse couldn't run? I said, I hear you, mister, and you do your job well But I hear it won't be for long They'll be sending the mail without you or the rail, 'Cause they say man will fly before long. He came in and sit down at the end of the bar His face looked all haggard and grey He ordered a drink and said, Make it a double. Boy, has it sure been a long day. He pulled out of Denver early that morning He said, You'll never guess where I've been. A highjacker needed a lift down to Kelo So your mail will be late getting in. I said, I hear you, mister, and you do your job well But you know it ain't been that long They were doing it best with The Pony Express Before you and your friends came along...

Nightingale

ROXY MUSIC "Siren"
(Ferry/Manzanera) Before the morning comes, will I hear your song Come little nightingale, I won't be here for long When you're up there flying, do you care If there's no one else around' When your lover leaves you in the air Do you waver, do you fall' Now while the moon is high Shall we, nightingale, Duet all through the night A pair of souls for sale Stars cluster glistening Captive till the dawn Patiently listening They've heard it all before Should I stay here or should I go' I couldn't bear to be alone Was it really love I saw' Oh, now I'll never know What is this I hear' I recognise that song Sweet little nightingale I knew you'd come along Soon when the morning comes. We will both be gone So sing pretty nightingale Lead, I'll follow on.

Lets Talk Dirty In Hawaiian

JOHN PRINE "German Afternoons"
Well,I packed my bags and bought myself a ticket For the land of the tall palm tree Aloha Old Milwaukee, Hello Waikiki I just stepped down from the airplane When I heard her say, Waka waka nuka licka, waka waka nuka licka Would you like a lei? Eh? Chorus Let's talk dirty in Hawaiian Whisper in my ear Kicka pooka mok a wa wahini Are the words I long to hear Lay your coconut on my tiki What the hecka mooka mooka dear Let's talk dirty in Hawaiian Say the words I long to hear It's a ukelele Honolulu sunset Listen to the grass skirts sway Drinking rum from a pineapple Out on Honolulu Bay The steel guitars all playing While she's talking with her hands Gimme gimme oka doka make a wish and wanta polka Words I understand Hey! Repeat Chorus Well, I boughta lota junka with my moola And sent it to the folks back home I never had the chance to dance the hula Well,I guess I should have known When you start talking to the sweet wahini Walking in the pale moonlight Ohka noka whatta setta knocka-rocka-sis-boom-boccas Hope I said it right Oh! Repeat Chorus Let's talk dirty in Hawaiian Say the words I long to hear spoken: Aloha

The Thrill Of It All

ROXY MUSIC "Country Life"
(Ferry) The sky is dark The wind is cold The night is young Before it's old and grey We will know The trill of it all The time has come It's getting late It's now or never Don't hesitate or stall When I call Don't spoil The thrill of it all And before you go to sleep at night Preying shadows - do they ask you why' And in the morning through the afternoon Do you wonder where you're going to' Every word I use Each crumpled page Strange ideas Mature with age Like leaves When autumn falls Turn gold Then they hit the ground Every time I hear The latest sound It's pure whiskey Reeling round and around My brain Oh and all o' that jive It's driving me wild - The dizzy spin I'm in Everywhere I look I see your face I hear your name It's all over the place Hey girl Though you've gone Still I recall The trill of it all You might as well know what is right for you And make the most of what you like to do For all the pleasure that's surrounding you Should compensate for all you're going through So if you're feeling fraught With mental strain Too much thinking's got you down again Well let your senses skip Stay hip Keep cool To the thrill of it all When you try too much You lose control Pressure rises And so I'm told Something's got the give Oy Veh High life ecstasy You might as well live I can't see I can't speak I couldn't take more than another week Without you - oh no So I will drink my fill Till the trill is you Oh the thrill of it all Oh the thrill of it all No I won't forget The thrill of it all No no no no no no no....

All That Heaven Will Allow

Mavericks
I got a dollar in my pocket there ain't a cloud up above I got a picture in my locket that says, baby I love you well if you didn't look then boys the fellas don't go lookin' now well here she comes a-walkin' all that heaven will allow say hey there mister bouncer now all I wanna do is dance but I swear I left my wallet back home in my working pants c'mon Slim, slip me in man I'll make it up to you somehow I can't be late, I got a date with all that heaven will allow rain and storm and dark skies well now they don't mean a thing if you got a girl that loves you and who wants to wear your ring so c'mon mister trouble we'll make it through you somehow we'll fill this house with all the love all that heaven will allow rain and storm and dark skies well now they don't mean a thing if you got a girl that loves you and who wants to wear your ring so c'mon mister trouble we'll make it through you somehow we'll fill this house with all the love all that heaven will allow now some may die young man young and gloriously get it straight now mister hey buddy, that ain't me 'cause I got something on my mind, yeah that sets me straight and walkin' proud and I want all the time all that heaven will allow and I want all the time all that heaven will allow

Our Lady Of The Well

JACKSON BROWNE "For Everyman"
It is a dance we do in silence Far below this morning sun You in your life, me in mine We have begun Here we stand and without speaking Draw the water from the well And stare beyond the plains To where the mountains lie so still But it's a long way that I have come Across the sand to find this peace among your people in the sun Where the families work the land as they have always done Oh it's so far the other way my country's gone Across my home has grown the shadow Of a cruel and senseless hand Though in some strong hearts The love and truth remain And it has taken me this distance And a woman's smile to learn That my heart remains among them And to them I must return But it's a long way that I have come Across the sand to find you here among these people in the sun Where your children will be born You'll watch them as they run Oh it's so far the other way my life has gone If you look for me, Maria You will find me in the shade Wide awake or in a dream It's hard to tell- If you come to me, Maria I will show you what I've made It's a picture for our lady of the well

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