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Franklin's Tower Lyrics

Franklin's Tower Lyrics

In another times forgotten space Your eyes looked from your mother's face Wallflower seed on the sand and stone May the four winds blow you safely home. Roll away the dew Roll away the dew Roll away the dew Roll away the dew I'll tell you where the four winds dwell In Franklin's tower there hangs a bell It can ring, turn night to day It can ring like fire when you loose your way. Roll away the dew Roll away the dew Roll away the dew Roll away the dew God save the child that rings that bell It may have one good ring, baby, you can't tell One...

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Stagger Lee Lyrics

Stagger Lee Lyrics

1948, Xmas eve, with a full moon over town Stagger Lee shot Billy DeLions And he blew that poor boy down. Do you know what he shot him for? What do you make of that? Cause Billy DeLions threw the lucky dice Won Stagger Lee's Stetson hat. Bayo, Bayo, tell me how can this be? You arrest the girls for turning tricks But you're scared of Stagger Lee. Stagger Lee is a madman and he shot my Billy D. Bayo go get him or give the job to me. Delia DeLions, dear sweet Delia-D How the hell can I arrest him? He's twice as big as me. Well don't ask me to go...

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Ramble On Rose Lyrics

Ramble On Rose Lyrics

Just like Jack the Ripper, just like Mojo Hand, Just like Billy Sunday, in a shotgun ragtime band, Just like New York City, just like Jerico, Pace the halls and climb the walls and get out when they blow. Did you say your name was Ramblin Rose? Ramble on baby, settle down easy Ramble on Rose. Just like Jack and Jill, Mama told the jailor One hear up, and one cool down, leave nothin' for the tailor. Just like Jack and Jill, Papa told the jailer One go up, and one go down, do yourself a favor. Did you say your name was Ramblin Rose? Ramble on...

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The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion) Lyrics

The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion) Lyrics

See that girl, barefootin' along, Whistlin' and singin', she's a carryin' on. There's laughing in her eyes, dancing in her feet, She's a neon-light diamond and she can live on the street. Hey hey, hey, come right away Come and join the party every day. Well everybody's dancin' in a ring around the sun Nobody's finished, we ain't even begun. So take off your shoes, child, and take off your hat. Try on your wings and find our where it's at. Hey hey, hey, come right away Come and join the party every day. Take a vacation, fall out for a...

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Ship of Fools Lyrics

Ship of Fools Lyrics

Went to see the captain, strangest I could find, Laid my proposition down, laid it on the line. I won't slave for beggar's pay, likewise gold and jewels, But I would slave to learn the way to sink your ship of fools. Ship of fools on a cruel sea, ship of fools sail away from me. It was later than I thought when I first believed you, Now I cannot share your laughter, ship of fools. Saw your first ship sink and drown, from rockin' of the boat, And all that could not sink or swim was just left there to float. I won't leave you drifting down, but...

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Mississippi Halfstep Lyrics

Mississippi Halfstep Lyrics

On the day when I was born Daddy sat down and cried. I had the mark just as plain as day; which could not be denied. They say that Cain caught Abel rollin' loaded dice; Ace of Spades behind his ear and him not thinkin' twice. Halfstep, Mississippi uptown toodeloo Hello, baby, I'm gone, goodbye Half a cup of Rock and Rye. Farewell to you old Southern skies I'm on my way, on my way. If all you got to live for is what you left behind, Get yourself a powder charge and seal that silver mine. Lost my boots in transit, baby, pile of...

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Queen Jane Approximately Lyrics

Queen Jane Approximately Lyrics

Now when your mother sends back all your invitations And your father to your sister he explains That you're tired of yourself and all of your creations Won't you come see me, Queen Jane? Won't you come see me, Queen Jane? Now the flower lady wants back what she has have lent you And the smell of her roses does not remain When all your children start to resent you Won't you come see me, Queen Jane? Won't you come see me, Queen Jane? Now when all the clowns that you have commissioned Have all died in battle or in vain And you find yourself sick...

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Dancing In The Streets Lyrics

Dancing In The Streets Lyrics

Hey, comin' out around the world be ready for a brand new beat Oh, summer's here and the time is right, oh, for dancing in the street Dancing in Chicago (dancing in the street) Down in New Orleans (dancing in the street) In New York City (dancing in the street) All we need is music, sweet music (sweet, sweet music) They'll be music everywhere (everywhere) They'll be laughing, singing, music swinging and dancing in the street It doesn't matter what you wear just as long as you are there They're dancing (dancing in the street) oh oh This is an...

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Hurts Me Too Lyrics

Hurts Me Too Lyrics

You said you was hurtin', almost lost your mind; 'Cause the man you love, hurts you all the time. But when things go wrong, wrong with you... it hurts me too. You love him a little more, when you ought to love him less. Why pick up behind him and take his best? 'Cause when things go wrong, wrong with you... it hurts me too. You love another man; Oh, but I love you But you love him darlin', stick to him just about like glue. But when things go wrong, wrong with you... it hurts me too. Well, he better leave you, or you best put him down. 'Cause...

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Row Jimmy Lyrics

Row Jimmy Lyrics

Julie catch a rabbit by his hair Come back steppin' like to walk on air Get back home where you belong And don't you run off no more. Don't hang your head, let the two time roll Grass shack nailed to a pine wood floor Ask the time baby I don't know Come back later, gonna let it show. I say row Jimmy row, gonna get there, I don't know, Seems a common way to go, get out and row, row, row, row, row. Here's a half dollar if you dare Double twist when you hit the air, Look at Julie down below, The levee doin' the do-pas-o. I...

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Cassidy Lyrics

Cassidy Lyrics

I have seen where the wolf has slept by the silver stream. I can tell by the mark he left you were in his dream. Ah child of countless trees, ah child of boundless seas. What are you, what are you meant to be? Speaks his name for you were born to me, Born to me, Cassidy Lost now on the country miles in his Cadillac. I can tell by the way you smile he is rolling back. Come wash the nighttime clean, come grow the scorched ground green. Blow the horn, tap the tambourine. Close the gap on the dark years in between. You and me, Cassidy Quick beats...

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Scarlet Begonias Lyrics

Scarlet Begonias Lyrics

As I was walkin' 'round Grosvenor Square Not a chill to the winter but a nip to the air, From the other direction, she was calling my eye, It could be an illusion, but I might as well try, might as well try. She had rings on her fingers and bells on her shoes. And I knew without askin' she was into the blues. She wore scarlet begonias tucked into her curls, I knew right away she was not like other girls, other girls. In the thick of the evening when the dealing got rough, She was too pat to open and too cool to bluff. As I picked up my matches...

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Wharf Rat Lyrics

Wharf Rat Lyrics

Old man down, way down down, down by the docks of the city. Blind and dirty, asked me for a dime, a dime for a cup of coffee. I got no dime but I got some time to hear his story. My name is August West, and I love my Pearly Baker best more than my wine. More than my wine - more than my maker, though he's no friend of mine. Everyone said, I'd come to no good, I knew I would Pearly, believe them. Half of my life, I spent doin' time for some other f***er's crime, The other half found me stumbling 'round drunk on Burgundy wine. But I'll get back...

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Far From Me Lyrics

Far From Me Lyrics

You say you want to try again, wear it down between the lines Well, I have a better end in mind it doesn't seem to really have you Close your eyes to see though I know you don't mean to be You are so far from me There was something I had caught inside screaming hard to make it go And tied me down low, it doesn't seem you really have to Close you eyes to see, you've been all you'll be to me Though I know you don't mean to be, it's just too late And we can't relate at all This is the last time I wanna say so long This song is my last song for...

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Rosemary Lyrics

Rosemary Lyrics

Boots were of leather, a breath of cologne the mirror was a window she sat by alone. All around the garden grew scarlet and purple and crimson and blue. She came dead and she went, and at last went away, the garden was sealed when the flowers decayed. On the wall of the garden a legend did say, no one may come here since no one may stay.

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France Lyrics

France Lyrics

Way down in the south of France all the ladies love to dance kick their heels up in the air snap their fingers for romance While the gentlemen compare blonde or black or auburn hair check the motion and the style Oh, you know they take their while Hey, to make the motion more complete, yeah, to make it more a treat Club D'Jour is where to go come on down and see the show When the rhythm's really right you can burn it down tonight when the singing's really fine sweet as Spanish sherry wine When the club can't contain the beat it just rolls out...

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Jack-A-Roe Lyrics

Jack-A-Roe Lyrics

There was a wealthy merchant, in London he did dwell He had a Beautiful daughter, the truth to you we'll tell Oh the truth to you we'll tell She had sweethearts a plenty, and men of high degree But none but Jack the sailor, her true love ever be Oh her true love ever be Jackie's gone a sailing, with trouble on his mind He's left his native country and his darling girl behind Oh his darling girl behind She went down to a tailor shop and dressed in man's array She climbed on board a vessel to convey herself away Oh convey herself away Before you...

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Cassidy Lyrics

Cassidy Lyrics

I have seen where the wolf has slept by the silver stream. I can tell by the mark he left you were in his dream. Ah child of countless trees, ah child of boundless seas. What are you, what are you meant to be? Speaks his name for you were born to me, Born to me, Cassidy Lost now on the country miles in his Cadillac. I can tell by the way you smile he is rolling back. Come wash the nighttime clean, come grow the scorched ground green. Blow the horn, tap the tambourine. Close the gap on the dark years in between. You and me, Cassidy Quick beats...

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Mexicali Blues Lyrics

Mexicali Blues Lyrics

Laid back in an old saloon, with a peso in my hand, Watchin' flies and children on the street, And I catch a glimpse of black-eyed girls who giggle when I smile, There's a little boy who wants to shine my feet. And it's three days ride from Bakersfield and I don't know why I came. I guess I came to keep from payin' dues. So instead I've got a bottle and a girl who's just fourteen, And a damn good case of the Mexicali Blues. Yeh! Is there anything a man don't stand to lose, When the devil wants to take it all away? Cherish well your thoughts,...

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Samson and Delilah Lyrics

Samson and Delilah Lyrics

If I had my way, I would tear this old building down. Well Delilah was a woman, she was fine and fair, She had good looks, God knows, and coal black hair, Delilah she gained old Samson's mind. When first he saw this woman, you know he couldn't believe his mind. Delilah she climbed up on Samson's knee, Said tell me where your strength lies if you please. She spoke so kind and she talked so fair, Well Samson said, Delilah cut off my hair. You can shave my head, clean as my hand And my strength will become as natural as any old man. If I had my...

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