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teardrops . . . say you will

Well your mama don't mind bop-bop-shu-waddah-wah)
And your papa don't mind bop-bop-shu-waddah-wah)
If we have another dance, oh yeah,
Just one more time Oh won't you ...
Stay,
Just a little bit longer
Please, please, please
Say you will.

Stay, recorded by many, with many variants
 
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say you will . . . fall in love

Why to love a girl (according to Andy M. Stewart's The Errant Apprentice:

When I was a young apprentice and less than compus mentis
I took leave of all my senses, with a maid I fell in love
Her ringlets so entwined me, Aphrodite smile did blind me
Cupid's arrow struck behind me, And her father owned a pub

It was there I met my nemesis, in her father's licensed premises
Like a seraphim of Genesis sat Mary Ann Maguire.
Arrayed in fine apparel, astride a porter barrel
She looked the sort of girl that would fill you with desire.

(This song goes on to explain how she ended up breaking his heart, but I felt that you all would appreciate this kind of logic for choosing a mate - especially those lovers of beer. lol)


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fall in love...I fell in love

Til I Fell in Love with You
~ Bob Dylan

Well my nerves are exploding and my body's tense
I feel like the whole world got me pinned up against the fence
I've been hit too hard; I've seen too much
Nothing can heal me now, but your touch
I don't know what I'm gonna do
I was all right 'til I fell in love with you
 
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I fell in love . . . Since I fell for you

sung by Al Jarreau

When you just give love
and never get love
you'd better let love de~~part
I know it's so and yet I know
I can't get you out of my heart
Yo~o~o~u
made me leave my happy ho~o~~me
You took my love and now you've gone
Since I fell for you


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Since I fell for you...my heart

Last Christmas,
I gave you my heart,
But the very next day,
You gave it away,
This year,
To save me from tears,
I'll give it to someone special...

Last Christmas - Wham!
 
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Tears . . . teardrops

from Don't Know Why sung by Norah Jones
I waited 'til I saw the sun
I don't know why I didn't come
I left you by the house of fun
I don't know why I didn't come
I don't know why I didn't come

When I saw the break of day
I wished that I could fly away
Instead of kneeling in the sand
Catching teardrops in my hand

My heart is drenched in wine
But you'll be on my mind
Forever


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I'll have a blue Christmas without you
I'll be so blue Christmas without you
You'll be doing all right with your Christmas of white,
But I'll have a blue blue Christmas.
 
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CW asked me to post the rules to this game again. The reply ahead of you will usually have 2 bolded words or phrases. The first is the word or phrase that the previous post linked to, and the second is the word or phrase that post is linking to. You take the last word or phrase and bold it at the top of your post. Then, find a word or phrase in that song that you want to link to, and post that word or phrase in bold. Then, post a few lines of the song, with the author or artists. For example, I think Jerry was linking to "you're." So, here is how I linked to his song:

you're...without you

Within You Without You
~ The Beatles

Try to realise its all within yourself
no one else can make you change,
And to see you're really only very small
and life goes on within you
and without you.
 
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Thanks! I'll figure it out - eventually. How's this?

without you . . . only you
by the Platters

Only you can make this world seem right
Only you can make the darkness bright
Only you and you alone
Can thrill me like you do
And fill my heart with love for only you


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Oh...and John Lennon and Elvis sang that, too, CW!

Dreamin' On
~ Andy Gibb


She makes the skies grow dark
She makes the darkness bright
She make the wind grow warm in
the wake of another cold and stormy night
 
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dreamin on . . . stormy

Don’t know why there’s no sun up in the sky
Stormy weather
Since my man and I ain’t together,
Keeps rainin’ all the time

Life is bare, gloom and mis’ry everywhere
Stormy weather
Just can’t get my poorself together,
I’m weary all the time
So weary all the time
When he went away the blues walked in and met me.
If he stays away old rockin’ chair will get me. . . .

Since my man and I ain’t together,
Keeps rainin’ all the time


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stormy ... sun


That Lucky Old Sun

sung by Frankie Laine (and others)

Up in the mornin'
Out on the job
Work like the devil for my pay
But that lucky old sun got nothin' to do
But roll around heaven all day.

Fuss with my woman, toil for my kids
Sweat till I'm wrinkled and gray
While that lucky old sun got nothin' to do
But roll around heaven all day

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Have you heard the version of that song that K.D.Lang recorded on the album she did with Tony Bennett? The album is _A Wonderful World_ from 2002. I'm listening to it now. Thanks for the reminder!

Sun . . . mornin'

Hallelujah I Love Him So (formerly Love Her So, recorded by countless masses)

Let me tell you 'bout a boy I know
He is my baby and he lives next door
Every mornin' 'fore the sun comes up
He brings my coffee in my favorite cup
That's why 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
Evrybody asks me how I know
I smile and tell them he told me so
Thats why I know, yes, I know
Hallelujah I just love him so


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mornin'...me

When you're walkin' down the street
And a man tries to get your business
And the people that you meet
Want to open you up like Christmas
You gotta wrap your fuzzy in a big red bow
Ain't no sum b---h gonna treat me like a ho
I'm a classy honey kissy huggy lovey dovey ghetto princess

Cuz you're filthy / Oooh and I'm gorgeous
Cuz you're filthy / Oooh and I'm gorgeous
You're disgusting / Oooh and you're nasty
And you can grab me / oooh cuz you're nasty

Filthy / Gorgeous - Scissor Sisters
 
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me...big red bow

My Only Wish This Year
~Britney Spears

Santa can you hear me
I signed my letter that I sealed with a kiss
I sent it off
It just said this
I know exactly what I want this year.
Santa can you hear me.
I want my baby (baby, yeah)
I want someone to love me someone to hold me.
Maybe (maybe, maybe maybe.) he'll be all I hope in a big red bow
 
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big red bow . . . can you hear me


From Yentl, sung by Barbara Streisand (first)

Papa, can you hear me?
Papa, can you see me?
Papa can you find me in the night?
Papa are you near me?
Papa, can you hear me?
Papa, can you help me not be frightened?


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Gee, which word should I link to. I know ... papa!

can you hear me ... papa

Papa Loves Mambo
sung by Perry Como, August 31, 1954

Papa loves mambo
Mama loves mambo
Look at 'em sway with it
Gettin' so gay with it
Shoutin' "olay" with it, wow (huh)

The Story of — "Papa Loves Mambo" by Perry Como

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papa . . . papa and mama

God Bless the Child
sung by Billie Holiday

Them that's got shall get
Them that's not shall lose
So the Bible said and it still is news
Mama may have, Papa may have
But God bless the child that's got his own
That's got his own


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papa and mama...mama (Mamas and Papas?)

John and Mitchy were gettin' kind of itchy
Just to leave the folk music behind
Zol and Denny workin' for a penny
Tryin' to get a fish on the line
In a coffee house Sebastian sat
And after every number they'd pass the hat
McGuinn and McGuire just a-gettin' higher
In L.A., you know where that's at
And no one's gettin' fat except Mama Cass

Crequee Alley - The Mamas and The Papas
 
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mamas and papas . . . fish

Fish gotta swim and birds gotta fly
I gotta love one man til I die
Can't help loving that man of mine.

Tell me he's lazy, tell me he's slow,
Tell me I'm crazy, maybe I know
Can't help loving that man of mine.

From Showboat by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein, II


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fish...he's slow

Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man
~ Ella Fitzgerald (ya gotta love her!)

Fish got to swim, birds got to fly,
I got to love one man till I die.
Can't help lovin' dat man of mine.
Tell me he's lazy, tell me he's slow,
Tell me I'm crazy (maybe I know).
Can't help lovin' dat man of mine.
When he goes away
Dat's a rainy day,
But when he comes back dat day is fine,
De sun will shine!
He kin come home as late as kin be,
Home widout him ain't no home to me.
Can't help lovin' dat man of mine.
 
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Thanks for finishing the lyric, Kalleh!

fish . . . crazy

sung best by Patsy Cline (although, if you don't listen to what my co-workers say, I do a fair version, myself)

Crazy, I'm crazy for feeling so lonely.
I'm crazy, crazy for feeling so blue.
I knew you'd love me as long as you wanted,
And then someday you'd leave me for somebody new.

Worry, why do I let myself worry?
Wond'ring, what in the world did I do?
Oh, crazy for thinking that my love could hold you,
I'm crazy for trying,
And crazy for crying,
And I'm crazy for loving you.

Oh, crazy for thinking that my love could hold you.
I'm crazy for trying,
And crazy for crying,
And I'm crazy for loving you.


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crazy ... blue

Love Is Blue
sung by Andy Williams and others

Blue, blue, my world is blue
Blue is my world now I'm without you
Gray, gray, my life is gray
Cold is my heart since you went away

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blue . . . cold heart

Cold Cold Heart, sung by Hank Williams . . . and more recently by Nora Jones


I tried so hard, my dear, to show that you're my every dream
Yet you're afraid each thing I do is just some evil scheme,
A memory from your lonesome past keeps us so far apart.
Why can't I free your doubtful mind and melt your cold, cold heart?

Another love before my time made your heart sad and blue
And so my heart is paying now for things I didn't do,
In anger unkind words are said that make the teardrops start.
Why can't I free your doubtful mind and melt your cold, cold heart?

You'll never know how much it hurts to see you sit and cry,
You know you need and want my love yet you're afraid to try,
Why do you run and hide from life? To try it just ain't smart.
Why can't I free your doubtful mind and melt your cold, cold heart?

There was a time when I believed that you belonged to me,
But now I know your heart is shackled to a memory,
The more I learn to care for you, the more we drift apart.
Why can't I free your doubtful mind and melt your cold, cold heart


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Cold heart...how much

Everyone makes one mistake
One more time for old time's sake
One more time before the feeling fades
One that's born of memories
One more bruise you gave to me
One more test just how much can I take
You're not the one,
but you're the only one who can make me feel like this
You're not the one,
but you're the only one who can make me feel like s**t

The One - Foo Fighters.

Great one to sing along to at full volume when you're annoyed at your current squeeze.
 
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Johnny Cash - A Satisfied Mind Lyrics

How many times have
You heard someone say
If I had his money
I could do things my way

But little they know
That it's so hard to find
One rich man in ten
With a satisfied mind

Once I was waitin'
In fortune and fame
Everything that I dreamed for
To get a start in life's game

Then suddenly it happened
I lost every dime
But I'm richer by far
With a satisfied mind


Money can't buy back
Your youth when you're old
Or a friend when you're lonely
Or a love that's grown cold

The wealthiest person
Is a pauper at times
Compared to the man
With a satisfied mind


When my life has ended
And my time has run out
My friends and my loved ones
I'll leave there's no doubt

But one thing's for certain
When it comes my time
I'll leave this old world
With a satisfied mind


How many times have
You heard someone say
If I had his money
I could do things my way

But little they know
That it's so hard to find
One rich man in ten
With a satisfied .......... mind
 
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mind . . . world

What a Wonderful World
by Louis Armstrong

I see trees of green, red roses too
I see them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself what a wonderful world.

I see skies of blue and clouds of white
The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night
And I think to myself what a wonderful world.

The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces of people going by
I see friends shaking hands saying how do you do
They're really saying I love you.

I hear babies crying, I watch them grow
They'll learn much more than I'll never know
And I think to myself what a wonderful world
Yes I think to myself what a wonderful world.


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world... red roses

Blood Red Roses
by Uriah Heep

Heaven’s above
What on earth has this come to
What have I done
What can I do now to show you
There’s still a chance
If you’re ready to make up
It’s not too late
’cause I’m not ready to break up
I try to call
But you don’t hear at all

I’m sending roses
I’m sending blood red roses
This burning in my heart
Is tearing me apart
I’m sending roses
I’m sending blood red roses

You’ve got to understand
That’s my heart in your hand

Don’t walk away
We can get this heart mended
Or am I the fool
And has this love just ended
I tried to call
But you don’t hear at all

I gotta keep on trying
To stop this love from dying

You’ve got to understand
That my heart is in your hand

Roses
I’m sending blood red roses
This burning in my heart
Is tearing me apart
I’m sending roses
I’m sending blood red roses

Roses
I’m sending blood red roses
This burning in my heart
Tears me apart
Roses - blood red roses
You’ve got to understand
That’s my heart in your hand
Roses
I’m sending blood red roses
’cause this burning in my heart
Tears me apart
 
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Red roses...sending roses

The Girl is Mine
~ Michael Jackson

I don’t understand the way you think
Saying that she’s yours not mine
Sending roses and your silly dreams
Really just a waste of time

Hey...that Schweeet Shu brought me roses tonight! They are just beautiful and so fragrant! Smile

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sending roses . . . dream

Dream a Little Dream of Me . . . Louis Armstrong and many others (did we do this one before?)

Stars shining bright above you
Night breezes seem to whisper "I love you"
Birds singin' in the sycamore trees
Dream a little dream of me

Say nighty-night and kiss me
Just hold me tight and tell me you'll miss me
While I'm alone and blue as can be
Dream a little dream of me

Stars fading but I linger on dear
Still craving your kiss
I'm longin' to linger till dawn dear
Just saying this

Sweet dreams till sunbeams find you
Sweet dreams that leave all worries behind you
But in your dreams whatever they be
Dream a little dream of me


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dream...kiss me

Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me
~ Clay Aiken

Kiss me (kiss me), kiss me (kiss me)
And when you do, I'll know that you
will miss me (miss me), miss me (miss me)
If we ever say "Adieu", so kiss me, kiss me
Make me tell you I'm in love with you
 
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kiss me ... Adieu

So Long, Farewell
from The Sound of Music

So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, adieu
Adieu, adieu, to yieu and yieu and yieu

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adieu . . . farewell

I first heard this done by the Clancy brothers and Tommy Makem . . . there is a cover done by Gaelic Storm that is pretty good, too.

Leaving of Liverpool

Farewell to Prince's Landing Stage
River Mersey, fare thee well
I am bound for California
A place I know right well

Chorus:
So fare thee well, my own true love
When I return united we will be
It's not the leaving of Liverpool that grieves me
But my darling when I think of thee

I have signed on a yankee sailing ship
Davy Crockett is her name
And Burgess is the captain of her
And they say she is a floating shame

I have sailed with Burgess once before
And I think I know him right well
If a man is a sailor, he can get along
But if not than he's surely in hell

Oh, the fog is on the harbour love
And I wish I could remain
But I know it will be some long time
Before I see you again


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farewell ... harbour (harbor)

The Last Farewell
Roger Whittaker
(Words & music by Roger Whittaker - R.A. Webster)


There's a ship lies rigged and ready in the harbor
Tomorrow for old England she sails
Far away from your land of endless sunshine
To my land full of rainy skies and gales
And I shall be aboard that ship tomorrow
Though my heart is full of tears at this farewell

For you are beautiful, I have loved you dearly
More dearly than the spoken word can tell
For you are beautiful, I have loved you dearly
More dearly than the spoken word can tell

I've heard there's a wicked war a-blazing
And the taste of war I know so very well
Even now I see the foreign flag a-raising
Their guns on fire as we sail into hell
I have no fear of death, it brings no sorrow
But how bitter will be this last farewell

For you are beautiful, I have loved you dearly
More dearly than the spoken word can tell
For you are beautiful, I have loved you dearly
More dearly than the spoken word can tell

Though death and darkness gather all about me
My ship be torn apart upon the seas
I shall smell again the fragrance of these islands
And the heaving waves that brought me once to thee
And should I return home safe again to England
I shall watch the English mist roll through the dale

For you are beautiful, I have loved you dearly
More dearly than the spoken word can tell
For you are beautiful, I have loved you dearly
More dearly than the spoken word can tell

Don Latymer Music

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HARBOR LIGHTS

I saw the harbor lights
They only told me we were parting
The same old harbor lights
That once brought you to me

I watched the harbor lights
How could I help it, tears were falling
Some other harbor lights
Will steal your love from me

I longed to hold you close
And kiss you just once more
But you were on the ship
And I was on the shore
Now I'll know lonely nights
For all the while my heart is whispering
Some other harbor lights
Will steal your love from me

Some other harbor lights
Will steal your love from me
 
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This is a link not only for the word LOVE, but also for the idea of loving a place . . . like Tinny referred to . . .

Caledonia, by Dougie Maclean

I dont know if you can see, the changes that have come over me
In these last few days, I've been afraid that I might drift away
And I've been tellin old stories, singing songs
That made me think about where I came from
Thats the reason why I seem so far away today.

CHORUS

But let me tell you that I love you
And I think about you all the time
Caledonia your callin me and now I'm goin' home
But if I should become a stranger
You know that it would make me more than sad
Caledonia's been everything I've ever had.

Well I have moved on, kept on moving
Proved the points that I needed prooving
Lost the friends that I needed loosing
Found others on the way
I have kissed the ladies and left them crying
Stolen dreams yes theres no denying
I have travelled hard with coat-tails flying
Somewhere with the wind

REPEAT CHORUS

Now I'm sitting here, before the fire
The empty room the forest choir
The flames that couldn't get any higher
But they've withered now they've gone
But I'm steady thinking my way is clear,
And I know what I will do tomorrow
When the hands have shaken and the kisses flown I will disappear.


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love...I'm goin' home

Going Home
~ Mick Jagger (Rolling Stones)

Spendin' too much time away
I can't stand another day
Maybe you think I've seen the world
But I'd rather see my girl

I'm goin' home, I'm goin' home
I'm goin' home, I'm goin' home
I'm goin' home, bome, bome, bome-bome-bome,
Home, bome, bome, bome, back home
Yes, I am
 
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home . . . world . . .

Get Out the Map
~Indigo Girls

The saddest sight my eyes can see
Is that big ball of orange sinking slyly down the trees
Sitting in a broken circle while you rest upon my knee
This perfect moment will soon be leaving me

Suzanne calls from Boston the coffee's hot the corn is high
And that same sun that warms your heart will suck that good earth dry
With everything its opposite enough to keep you cryin'
Or keep this ol' world spinning with a twinkle in its eye

Get out the map, get out the map and lay your finger anywhere down
We'll leave the figurin' to those we pass on the way out of town
Don't drink the water there seems to be something ailing everyone
I'm gonna clear my head
I'm gonna drink that sun
I'm gonna love you good and strong while our love is good and young

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world...I'm gonna drink

Nighttime Ramblin' Man
~ Hank Williams

Well I'm gonna do some drinkin'
I'm gonna drink all that whiskey that I can
Hell, I'm gonna do some drinkin'
I'm gonna drink all that whiskey that I can

Not a song I've ever heard of, but it is kind of funny. I hope he gets ready for his hangover! Wink
 
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I'm gonna drink...whiskey

As I was goin' over the Cork and Kerry mountains
I saw Captain Farrell and his money he was countin'
I first produced my pistol and then produced my rapier
I said stand o'er and deliver or the devil he may take ya

Musha ring dum a doo dum a da
Whack for my daddy-o
Whack for my daddy-o
There's whiskey in the jar-o

Whiskey in the Jar - Thin Lizzy (and apparently also sung by Metallica, although I haven't heard their version).
 
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Rye Whiskey

Jack o' Diamonds, Jack o' Diamonds and I know you of old
You've robbed my poor pockets of silver and gold
It's a whiskey, you villain, you've been my downfall
You've kicked me, you've cuffed me, but I love you for all

It's a whiskey, rye whiskey, rye whiskey I cry
If I don't get rye whiskey, well, I think I will die

I'll eat when I'm hungry, I'll drink when I'm dry
If the hard times don't kill me, I'll lay down and die
I'll tune up my fiddle and I 'll rosin my bow
I'll make myself welcome, wherever I go

Rye whiskey, rye whiskey, rye whiskey I cry
If a tree don't fall on me, I'll live till I die

Beefsteak when I'm hungry red liquor when I'm dry
Greenbacks when I'm hard up and religion when I die
They say I drink whiskey, my money's my own
All them that don't like me, can leave me alone

Rye whiskey, rye whiskey, rye whiskey I cry
If a tree don't fall on me, I'll live till I die

Sometimes I drink whiskey, sometimes I drink rum
Sometimes I drink brandy, at other times none
But if I get boozey, my whiskey's my own
And them that don't like me, can leave me alone

Rye whiskey, rye whiskey, rye whiskey I cry
If a tree don't fall on me, I'll live till I die

If the ocean was whiskey and I was a duck
I'd dive to the bottom to get one sweet suck
But the ocean ain't whiskey and I ain't a duck
So we'll round up the cattle and then we'll get drunk

Rye whiskey, rye whiskey, rye whiskey I cry
If the whiskey don't kill me, I'll live till I die

My foot's in my stirrup, my bridle's in my hand
I'm leaving sweet Lillie, the fairest in the land
Her parents don't like me, they say I'm too poor
They say I'm unworthy to enter her door

It's a whiskey, rye whiskey, rye whiskey I cry
If I don't get rye whiskey, well, I think I will die

Sweet milk when I'm hungry, rye whiskey when I'm dry
If a tree don't fall on me, I'll live till I die
I'll buy my own whiskey, I'll make my own stew
If I get drunk, madam, it's nothing to you

Rye whiskey, rye whiskey, rye whiskey I cry
If a tree don't fall on me, I'll live till I die

I'll drink my own whiskey, I'll drink my own wine
Some ten thousand bottles I've killed in my time
I've no wife to quarrel, no babies to bawl
The best way of living is no wife at all

Rye whiskey, rye whiskey, rye whiskey I cry
If a tree don't fall on me, I'll live till I die

Way up on Clinch Mountain I wander alone
I'm as drunk as the devil, oh, let me alone
You may boast of your knowledge an' brag of your sense
'Twill all be forgotten a hundred years hence

Rye whiskey, rye whiskey, you're no friend to me
You killed my poor daddy, God damn you, try me
 
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whiskey!

Whiskey-O . . . sung by a bunch of folks

Whisky is the life of man, I'll drink whisky when I can

Chorus:
Whisky-o, Johnny-o
Rise her up from down below
Whisky, whisky, whisky-o
Up aloft this yard must go
John rise her up from down below


I like whisky hot and strong, I'll drink whisky all day long... (Chorus)

I'll drink it hot, I'll drink it cold, I'll drink it new, I'll drink it old (Chorus)

Whisky made me sell my coat, whisky's what keeps me afloat (Chorus)

Whisky killed my sister Sue, whisky killed my brother, too (Chorus)

Some likes whisky, some likes beer, I wish I had a barrel here (Chorus)

Whisky made the bosun call "hang together, one and all" (Chorus)

Whisky stole my brains away, one more pull and we'll belay (Chorus)

A glass of grog for every man and a bottle full for the shanteyman (Chorus)


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Here are Carl Sandburg's rendition of those songs:

Whiskey Johnny

As I sailed the ocean blue,
Whiskey, Johnny.
Took a strong pull and a long one too.
Whiskey for my Johnny.

Whiskey killed my brother, Tom.
Whiskey, Johnny.
I drink whiskey all day long.
Whiskey for my Johnny.

Whiskey stole my brains away.
Whiskey, Johnny.
The bo'sun pipes and I'll belay.
Whiskey for my Johnny.


Way Up on Clinch Mountain

Way up on Clinch Mountain
I wander alone.
I'm sick as the devil,
Oh, leave me along.

I'll eat when I'm hungry,
And drink when I'm dry.
If whiskey don't kill me
I'll drink till I die.

Rye whiskey, rye whiskey,
I know you of old.
You robbed my poor pockets
Of silver and gold.

Rye whiskey, rye whiskey,
You're no friend to me.
You killed my poor Daddy,
God damn you, try me!

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Whiskey

COPPERHEAD ROAD
Steve Earle


Well my name's John Lee Pettimore
Same as my daddy and his daddy before
You hardly ever saw Grandaddy down here
He only came to town about twice a year
He'd buy a hundred pounds of yeast and some copper line
Everybody knew that he made moonshine
Now the revenue man wanted Grandaddy bad
He headed up the holler with everything he had
It's before my time but I've been told
He never came back from Copperhead Road

Now Daddy ran the whiskey in a big block Dodge
Bought it at an auction at the Mason's Lodge
Johnson County Sheriff painted on the side
Just shot a coat of primer then he looked inside
Well him and my uncle tore that engine down
I still remember that rumblin' sound
Well the sheriff came around in the middle of the night
Heard mama cryin', knew something wasn't right
He was headed down to Knoxville with the weekly load
You could smell the whiskey burnin' down Copperhead Road

I volunteered for the Army on my birthday
They draft the white trash first,'round here anyway
I done two tours of duty in Vietnam
And I came home with a brand new plan
I take the seed from Colombia and Mexico
I plant it up the holler down Copperhead Road
Well the D.E.A.'s got a chopper in the air
I wake up screaming like I'm back over there
I learned a thing or two from ol' Charlie don't you know
You better stay away from Copperhead Road

Copperhead Road
Copperhead Road
Copperhead Road


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whiskey ... holler

Dooley
sung by porter Waggoner

Dooley was a good ol' man, he lived below the mill
Dooley had two daughters and a forty-gallon still.
One gal watched the boiler, the other watched the spout
Mama corked the bottles when ol' Dooley fetched them out.

CHORUS:
Dooley, slipping up the holler
Dooley, trying to make a dollar
Dooley, give me a swaller
And I'll pay you back some day.

The revenuers came for him a-slippin' through the woods
Dooley kept behind them all and never lost his goods.
Dooley was a trader, when into town he'd come
Sugar by the bushel and molasses by the ton.

CHORUS

I remember very well the day ol' Dooley died
The women folk looked sorry and the men stood around and cried.
Now Dooley's on the mountain, he lies there all alone
They put a jug beside him and a barrel for a stone.

CHORUS

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holler . . . died (and still about drinking)

Johnny Jump Up (I think, actually, that this is an old Irish song. I've heard it sung by many different groups.)

Come and listen, I'll tell you what happened to me
One day as I went down to Cork by the sea
The day it was hot and the sun it was warm,
So says I a quiet pint wouldn't do me no harm

I went in and I called for a bottle of stout
Says the barman, I'm sorry, all the beer is sold out
Try whiskey or paddy, ten years in the wood
Says I, I'll try cider, I've heard it was good.

Chorus:
Oh never, Oh never, Oh never again
If I live to be a hundred or a hundred and ten
I fell to the ground and I couldn't get up
After drinking a quart of the Johnny Jump Up
Ahhh...

After downing the third I went out to the yard
Where I bumped into Brody, the big civic guard
Come here to me boy, don't you know I'm the law?
Well, I up with me fist and I shattered his jaw

He fell to the ground with his knees doubled up
But it wasn't I hit him, 'twas Johnny Jump Up
The next thing I remember down in Cork by the sea
Was a cripple on crutches and says he to me

I'm afraid of me life I'll be hit by a car
Won't you help me across to the Celtic Knot Bar?
After drinking a quart of that cider so sweet
He threw down his crutches and danced on his feet

Chorus...

I went down the lee road, a friend for to see
They call it the madhouse in Cork by the Sea
Well when I got there, sure the truth I will tell,
They had this poor bugger locked up in a cell

Said the guard, testing him, say these words if you can
Around the rugged rock the ragged rascal ran
Tell him I'm not crazy, tell him I'm not mad
It was only a sip of the bottle I had

Chorus...

A man died in the mines by the name of McNabb
They washed him and laid him outside on the slab
Well after the parlors measurements did take
His wife brought him home to a bloody fine wake

Twas about 12 o'clock and the beer was high
The corpse sits up and says with a sigh
I can't get to heaven, they won't let me up
'Til I bring them a quart of the Johnny Jump Up

Chorus...

So if ever you go down to Cork by the sea
Stay out of the ale house and take it from me
If you want to stay sane don't you dare take a sup
Of that devil drink cider called Johnny Jump Up


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died (and still about drinking)...oh never again

Never Again
~ Richard Linda Thompson

Oh, who will remember, oh, who will be sure
And still feel the silence as close as before?
And was there a season without any rain?
Ah, never, oh, never, oh, never again

I have never heard of this Richard Linda; is he/she a man or a woman?
 
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I believe they missed a comma. It's Richard and Linda Thompson, according to this site.


never again . . . silence

Sound of Silence
~ Simon and Garfunkel
(apparently, this was released the year I was born - ironic, since I'm rarely silent, as the name implies - caterwaul)

Hello darkness, my old friend,
I've come to talk with you again,
Because a vision softly creeping,
Left its seeds while I was sleeping,
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains
Within the sound of silence.
In restless dreams I walked alone
Narrow streets of cobblestone,
'Neath the halo of a street lamp,
I turned my collar to the cold and damp
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
That split the night
And touched the sound of silence.

And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people, maybe more.
People talking without speaking,
People hearing without listening,
People writing songs that voices never share
And no one dare
Disturb the sound of silence.

"Fools" said I, "You do not know
Silence like a cancer grows.
Hear my words that I might teach you,
Take my arms that I might reach you."
But my words like silent raindrops fell,
And echoed
In the wells of silence

And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made.
And the sign flashed out its warning,
In the words that it was forming.
And the sign said, "The words of the prophets
are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls."
And whisper'd in the sounds of silence.


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Silence...no one dare

Courage

~ Bob Blue

The world was aware of this hell but
not enough to cried out in shame
No heroes and no to blame
a story that no one dare tell
I promise to do what I can to let it happen again
To care for all women and men,
I'll start by inviting Roxanne
 
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no one dare . . . women

"Pretty Women" from Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street
~Stephen Sondheim

pretty women
Fascinating
Sippin coffee
Dancing, pretty women
Pretty women
Are a wonder, pretty women
Sitting in the window or
Standing on the stair
Something in them cheers the air
Pretty women
Silhouetted
Stay within you
Glancing stay forever
Breathing lightly, pretty women,
Pretty women
Blowing out their candles or
Combing out their hair
Even when they leave
They still are there
They’re there


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