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TELL ME THAT YOU LOVE ME
               We parted by the riverside 
               The moon looked down on you and me
               The stars put on a look of pride 
               The river murmured to the sea
               The dew drops kissed the blushing rose 
               The mournful winds did sigh
               One word broke nature's sweet repose 
               That sad word was goodbye
                    Oh, tell me that you love me yet
                    For, oh, this parting gives me pain
                    Please tell me that you'll not forget
                    For we may never meet again
[INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]
               We parted by the riverside 
               Though I have roamed in distant climes
               My heart has not forgot its pride 
               For I have loved you all the time
               And I am faithful to you still 
               As long as you are true
               Let fate bring to me what it will 
               For I love you, only you
                    Oh, tell me that you love me yet
                    For, oh, this parting gives me pain
                    Please tell me that you'll not forget
                    For we may never meet again
                    [INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]
                    Oh, tell me that you love me yet
                    For, oh, this parting gives me pain
                    Please tell me that you'll not forget
                    For we may never meet again

 

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    THERE'LL BE JOY, JOY, JOY
There'll be joy, joy, joy
Up in my father's house
Up in my father's house
Up in my father's house
There'll be joy, joy, joy
Up in my father's house
Where there's peace, sweet peace
We will all be happy there
Up in my father's house
Up in my father's house
Up in my father's house
We will all be happy there
Up in my father's house
Where there's peace, sweet peace
     [INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]
There'll be no drunkards there
Up in my father's house
Up in my father's house
Up in my father's house
There'll be no drunkards there
Up in my father's house
Where there's peace, sweet peace
Don't you want to go up there
Up to my father's house
Up to my father's house
Up to my father's house
Don't you want to go up there
Up to my father's house
Where there's peace, sweet peace
We will all be as one
Up in my father's house
Up in my father's house
We will all be as one
Up in my father's house
Where there's peace, sweet peace
There'll be joy, joy, joy
Up in my father's house
Up in my father's house
There'll be joy, joy, joy
Up in my father's house
Where there's peace, wonderful peace

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 THERE'S NO HIDING PLACE DOWN HERE
     [INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]

Sister Mary she wears a golden chain
Sister Mary she wears a golden chain
Sister Mary wears the golden chain
There's every link in Jesus' name
There's no hiding place down here
     There's no hiding place down here
     There's no hiding place down here
     Well, I run to the rock just to hide my face
     And the rocks cried out, no hiding place
     There's no hiding place down here
     [INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]

I'll pitch my tent on the old campground
I'll pitch my tent on the old campground
I'll pitch my tent on the old campground
I'll give Satan one more round
There's no hiding place down here
     There's no hiding place down here
     There's no hiding place down here
     Well, I run to the rock just to hide my face
     And the rocks cried out, no hiding place
     There's no hiding place down here
     [INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]

Oh, the Devil wears a hypocrite's shoe
The Devil wears a hypocrite's shoe
The Devil wears a hypocrite's shoe
And if you don't watch out he'll slip it on you
There's no hiding place down here
     There's no hiding place down here
     There's no hiding place down here
     Well, I run to the rock just to hide my face
     And the rocks cried out, no hiding place
     There's no hiding place down here

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 THERE'S NO ONE LIKE MOTHER TO ME

Sadly I'm thinking tonight
Thinking of the sweet by and by
Memories of childhood so bright
Come back like a dream with a sigh
I've been thinking of friends and of home
In that cottage far over the sea
No matter wherever I roam
There's no one like mother to me
     There's no one like mother to me
     No matter how poor she may be
     I'll go back to that home o'er the sea
     There's no one like mother to me
     [INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]
When I left that old home o'er the sea
I kissed them goodbye at the gate
Somebody whispered to me
A loving voice asked me to wait
Her blessing she gave with a smile
And tears on her cheeks I could see
How often that sweet face I've missed
There's no one like mother to me
     There's no one like mother to me
     No matter how poor she may be
     I'll go back to that home o'er the sea
     There's no one like mother to me
     [INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]
     There's no one like mother to me
     No matter how poor she may be
     I'll go back to that home o'er the sea
     There's no one like mother to me

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  THERE'S SOMEONE A-WAITING FOR ME
All the people of today, they are going far away
To the mountains, the lakes, or the sea
There's a little spot out west that I always loved the best
And there's someone a-waiting for me
     She'll be happy (She'll be happy)
     She'll be free (She'll be free
     When she wanders alone with me
     It'll be getting quite late
     When I meet her at the gate
     And there's someone a-waiting for me
     Yodel-ay-ee, oh-ah-lee-oh-lay-ee
     Ah-lee-oh-lay-ee, oh-ah-lay
     [INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]
There's birds in every tree and they sing among the breeze
But there's none so happy as me
I am going out west and there I'll do my best
To build a little home for you and me
     She'll be happy (She'll be happy)
     She'll be free (She'll be free
     When she wanders alone with me
     It'll be getting quite late
     When I meet her at the gate
     And there's someone a-waiting for me
     Yodel-ay-ee, oh-ah-lee-oh-lay-ee
     Ah-lee-oh-lay-ee, oh-ah-lay
     [INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]
Oh, the birds that fly above singing dear songs of love
O'er the meadows, the valleys so deep
Their voices so sweet that they sing me to sleep
For I know my darling will not weep
     She'll be happy (She'll be happy)
     She'll be free (She'll be free
     When she wanders alone with me
     It'll be getting quite late
     When I meet her at the gate
     And there's someone a-waiting for me
     Yodel-ay-ee, oh-ah-lee-oh-lay-ee
     Ah-lee-oh-lay-ee, oh-ah-lay
     [INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]

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    THEY CALL HER MOTHER

There's a store by the road in the country
Among the hills where the evergreens grow
In that store by the road there's a woman
Who is different from others I know
Now her irony-grey hair's turned to silver
And her kind eyes are ever soft and blue
Always she has a kind word for others
And a smile ever waiting for you
     [INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]
She's adored for her sunny disposition
By the women, the children and men
In all the neighboring hills they call her Mother
For she's really a mother dear to them
She is cheerful like the birds in the cedars
She is modest like the songs that they sing
In the hills nearby they call her Mother
For she's really a mother true to them
     [INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]
When the clouds hang low on the mountain
And the pines are bent low by the snow
Neighbors go to that store by the roadside
It's a place that they all love to go
Some go there to play cards at the table
Some just sit by the warm, cheering fire
And dear Mother with kind disposition
Finds a way to make all happy there
She's adored for her sunny disposition
By the women, the children and the men
In all the neighboring hills they call her Mother
For she's really a mother dear to them

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 THIS IS LIKE HEAVEN TO ME

I find many people who can't understand
Why I'm so happy and free
I've crossed over Jordan to Canaan's fair land
And this is like heaven to me
     Oh, this is like heaven to me
     Yes, this is like heaven to me
     I've crossed over Jordan to Canaan's fair land
     And this is like heaven to me
     [INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]

I've heard the sweet music, the heavenly chords
From gloryland over the sea
The soul-thrilling message from Jesus, my Lord
And this is like heaven to me
     Oh, this is like heaven to me
     Yes, this is like heaven to me
     The soul-thrilling message from Jesus, my Lord
     And this is like heaven to me
     [INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]

I'm looking for Jesus in glory to come
From gloryland over the sea
A cloud of bright angels to carry me home
And that will be heaven to me
     Oh, that will be heaven to me
     Yes, that will be heaven to me
     A cloud of bright angels to carry me home
     And that will be heaven to me

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THE TITANIC


The pale moon rose in its glory
She's drifting from golden west
She told a sad, sad story,
Six hundred had gone to rest


The watchman was a-dreaming
Yes, dreaming a sad, sad dream
He dreamed the Titanic was sinking
Out on the deep blue sea


He rose and called a rich man
And told him to come to life
And try to save his baby
Also his darling wife


Cap' Smith must have been drinking
Not knowing that he done wrong
By trying to win the record
He let the Titanic go on


The band was out a-playing
Yes, playing far out on the sea
They spied the Titanic was sinking
Played "Nearer My God to Thee"


The sad news reached the city
The Titanic had gone down
There's many poor widows and orphans
A-walking all over the town


The little children were crying
For mama to come to stay
Oh, surely they'll invent something
To raise the Titanic someday
  

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  TWO MORE YEARS AND I'LL BE FREE


Two more years is all and I'll be free
And we'll start our lives anew
I hold your memory so close to me
Two more years and I'll be free


While you are out beneath the moonlit sky
I sit and stare at these walls
I think of you, sweetheart, and days gone by
And I know two more years is all


   
[INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]

I think of you, sweetheart, and I feel blue
And I wonder if you're thinking of me
I know there's something to look forward to
Two more years and I'll be free


I've been in this old jail for 19 years
And it seems like 90 to me
24 more months for me to do
Two more years and I'll be free

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   TWO SWEETHEARTS

A crowd of young fellows one night at a ball
Were telling of sweethearts they had
All seemed jolly except one lad
Who seemed downhearted and sad
Come join us, Ned, his comrades then said
Surely some girl has loved you
Then raising his head, proudly he said
I'm in love with two
     One has hair of silver-gray
     The other one is just like gold
     One is young and youthful, too
     The other one is aged and old
     But dearer than life are they both to me
     From neither would I part
     One is my mother, God bless her, I love her
     The other one is my sweetheart
     [INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]
My sweetheart is a poor working girl
I'm determined to wed
Father said no, 'twill never be so
You must marry an heiress instead
Mother was young, she knows how it is
When father met her she was poor
Ned, don't fret, she'll be your wife yet
For he will consent, I am sure
     One has hair of silver-gray
     The other one is just like gold
     One is young and youthful, too
     The other one is aged and old
     But dearer than life are they both to me
     From neither would I part
     One is my mother, God bless her, I love her
     The other one is my sweetheart

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   WABASH CANNONBALL

Out from the wide Pacific to the broad Atlantic shore
She climbs flowery mountains over hills and by the shore
Although she's tall and handsome and known quite well by all
She's a regular combination of the Wabash Cannonball
Oh, the eastern states are dandy, so the western people say
Chicago, Rock Island, St. Louis by the way
To the lakes of Minnesota where the rippling waters fall
No changes can be taken on the Wabash Cannonball
     Oh, listen to the jingle 
     The rumble and the roar
     As she glides along the woodlands 
     Over hills and by the shore
     She climbs the flowery mountains 
     Hear the lonesome hobo squall
     She glides along the woodlands
     The Wabash Cannonball
     [INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]
Oh, here's to Daddy Cleton, let his name forever be
And long be remembered in the ports of Tennessee
For he is a good old rounder till the curtain round him fall
He'll be carried back to victory on the Wabash Cannonball
I have rode the I.C. Limited, also the Royal Blue
Across the eastern countries on mail car number two
I have rode those highball trains from coast to coast that's all
But I have found no equal to the Wabash Cannonball
     Oh, Listen to the jingle
     The rumble and the roar
     As she glides along the woodlands
     Over hills and by the shore
     She climbs the flowery mountains
     Hear the merry hobo squall
     She glides along the woodlands
     The Wabash Cannonball
     [INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]

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WALKING IN THE KING'S HIGHWAY


We shall see the desert as a rose
Walking in the king's highway
There'll be singing where salvation goes
Walking in the King's highway

There's a highway there and a way
Where sorrows shall flee away
And the light shines bright as the day
Walking in the King's highway

We shall see the glory of the Lord
Walking in the King's highway
And behold the glory of his word
Walking in the King's highway

There's a highway there and a way
Where sorrows shall flee away
And the light shines bright as the day
Walking in the King's highway



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There the rain shall fall upon the ground
Walking in the King's highway
And the springs of water shall be found
Walking in the King's highway

There's a highway there and a way
Where sorrows shall flee away
And the light shines bright as the day
Walking in the King's highway


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No unclean thing shall pass o'er here
Walking in the King's highway
Just the ransomed ones without a fear
Walking in the King's highway

There's a highway there and a way
Where sorrows shall flee away
And the light shines bright as the day
Walking in the King's highway

  

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  THE WANDERING BOY

Out in the cold world and far away from home
Somebody's boy is wandering alone
No one to guide him and keep his footsteps right
Somebody's boy is homeless tonight
Out in the hallway there stands a vacant chair
Yonder's the shoes my darling used to wear
Empty the cradle, the one that's loved so well
How I miss him, there's no tongue can tell
     Bring back my boy, my wandering boy
     Far, far away, wherever he may be
     Tell him his mother, with faded cheeks and hair
     At their old home is waiting him there

Oh, could I see him and fold him to my breast
Gladly I'd close my eyes and be at rest
There is no other that's left to give me joy
Bring back my boy, my wandering boy
Well I remember the parting words he said
We'll meet again where no sad tears are shed
There'll be no goodbyes in that bright land so fair
When, done with life, I'll meet you up there
     Bring back my boy, my wandering boy
     Far, far away, wherever he may be
     Tell him his mother, with faded cheeks and hair
     At their old home is waiting him there 

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    WAVES ON THE SEA



Oh, the waves on the sea, how they roll
The chilly winds, how they do blow
My own true love got drownded in the deep
And the ship never got to the shore


[INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]


Oh, the first on the deck was a porter of the ship
And a rough-looking fellow was he
Says, "I care no more for my wife and my child
Than I do for the fish in the sea"


Oh, the waves on the sea, how they roll
The chilly winds, how they do blow
My own true love got drownded in the deep
And the ship never got to the shore


[INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]


Well, I left my dear darling a-grieving
Well, I left my dear darling a-grieving
I left my dear darling grieving after me
For I never expect to see her anymore


	[INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]


Oh, the waves on the sea, how they roll
The chilly winds, how they do blow
My own true love got drownded in the deep
And the ship never got to the shore

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THE WAYWORN TRAVELER

I saw a wayworn traveler, in tattered garments clad
And struggling up the mountain, it seemed that he was sad
His back was laden heavy, his strength was almost gone
Yet shouted as he journeyed, Deliverance will come
     Then palms of victory, crowns of Glory
     Palms of victory I shall wear
The summer sun was shining, the sweat was on his brow
His garments worn and dusty, his steps seemed very slow
But he kept pressing onward for he was wending home
Still shouting as he journeyed, Deliverance will come
     Then palms of victory, crowns of Glory
     Palms of victory I shall wear
     [INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]
The songsters in the arbor that stood beside the way
Attracted his attention, inviting his delay
His watchword being Onward, he stopped his ears and ran
Still shouting as he journeyed, Deliverance will come
     Then palms of victory, crowns of Glory
     Palms of victory I shall wear
While gazing on that city just o'er that narrow flood
A band of holy angels came from the throne of God
They bore him on their pinions before the dashing foam
And joined him in his triumph, Deliverance has come
     Then palms of victory, crowns of Glory
     Palms of victory I shall wear

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WE WILL MARCH THROUGH THE STREETS OF THE CITY


		We will march through the streets of the city
		With our loved ones (that's) gone before
		We will sit on the banks of the river
		Where we'll meet to part no more


	Jesus sought me when a stranger
	Wandering from the fold of God
	He to rescue me from danger
	And transported by his blood


	Come, thy fount of every blessing
	Do now hark to sing God's praise
	Streams of mercy never ceasing
	Calls for songs of loudest praise


		We will march through the streets of the city
		With our loved ones (that's) gone before
		We will sit on the banks of the river
		Where we'll meet to part no more


		[INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]


	Hark the voice of Jesus calling
	Who will go and work today
	Fields are white and harvest is waiting
	Who will bear the sheaves away


		Yes, we'll march through the streets of the city
		With our loved ones gone before
		We will sit on the banks of the river
		Where we'll meet to part no more
  

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  WE SHALL RISE

In that resurrection morning 
When the trump of god shall sound
We shall rise.............we shall rise
             (Hallelujah, we shall rise)
Then the saints will come rejoicing
And no tears will e'er be found
We shall rise.............we shall rise
             (Hallelujah, we shall rise)

     We shall rise (Hallelujah) We shall rise (Amen)
     We shall rise (Hallelujah)
     In that resurrection morning
     When these prison bars are broken
     We shall rise.............we shall rise
                  (Hallelujah, we shall rise)
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I shall see that blessed savior
Who so freely died for me
We shall rise.............we shall rise
             (Hallelujah, we shall rise)
And our fathers and our mothers
And our loved ones we shall see
We shall rise.............we shall rise
             (Hallelujah, we shall rise)

     We shall rise (Hallelujah) We shall rise (Amen)
     We shall rise (Hallelujah)
     In that resurrection morning
     When these prison bars are broken
     We shall rise.............we shall rise
                  (Hallelujah, we shall rise)

     We shall rise (Hallelujah) We shall rise (Amen)
     We shall rise (Hallelujah)
     In that resurrection morning
     When these prison bars are broken
     We shall rise.............we shall rise
                  (Hallelujah, we shall rise)

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   WEARY PRODIGAL SON

God is calling the prodigal, come without delay
Hear, o hear him calling, calling now for thee
Patient, loving, and tender life still the father pleas
Hear his loving voice calling still (oh, calling still)


     Calling  now for thee
     (Calling now for thee)
     Oh, where.........is the prodigal son             
              (Is the prodigal son, where is the prodigal son)   
     Calling  now for thee
     (Calling now for thee)
     Oh, where.........is the prodigal son
              (Is the prodigal son, where is the prodigal son) 

Come there's bread in the house of the father and to spare
Hear, o hear him calling, calling now for thee
Lo, the table is spread and the feast is waiting there
Hear his loving voice calling still (oh, calling still)

     Calling  now for thee
     (Calling now for thee)
     Oh, where.........is the prodigal son
              (Is the prodigal son, where is the prodigal son) 
     Calling  now for thee
     (Calling now for thee)
     Oh, where.........is the prodigal son
              (Is the prodigal son, where is the prodigal son)

     [INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]

     Calling  now for thee
     (Calling now for thee)
     Oh, where.........is the prodigal son
              (Is the prodigal son, where is the prodigal son)
     Calling  now for thee
     (Calling now for thee)
     Oh, where.........is the prodigal son
              (Is the prodigal son, where is the prodigal son)

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    WESTERN HOBO
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The wild, western hobo
Who left his happy home
Started upon a western trip
All by himself alone
Upon this western trip
Going to have lots of fun
But upon this western trip
This is the song he sung
     Ay-oh-lay-ee-oh, oh-lay-ee-ay
     Oh-lay-ee, oh-lay-ee, oh-lay-ee
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I stepped up on a platform
Smoking a cheap cigar
Waiting to catch a freight train
To catch an empty car
I buttoned my coat up closely
Walked on down the track
I caught the steps of a sleeper car
I never did look back
     Ay-oh-lay-ee-oh, oh-lay-ee-ay
     Oh-lay-ee, oh-lay-ee, oh-lay-ee
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My pocketbook is empty
My heart is filled with pain
10,000 miles away from home
Hoboing an old freight train
     Ay-oh-lay-ee
     Ay-oh-lay-ee
     Oh-ah-lay-ee

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                         WHAT WOULD YOU GIVE
                     IN EXCHANGE FOR YOUR SOUL

Brother afar from the Savior today
Risking your soul for the things that decay
Oh, if today God should call you away
What would you give in exchange for your soul

     What would you give (in exchange)
     What would you give (in exchange)
     What would you give in exchange for your soul
     Oh, if today God should call you away
     What would you give in exchange for your soul

Mercy is calling, won't you give heed
While the dear Savior still tenderly pleads
Risk not your soul, it is precious indeed
What would you give in exchange for your soul

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        WHEN I'M GONE
     [INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]
You're gonna miss me when I'm gone
You're gonna miss me when I'm gone
Oh, I know you will miss me when I'm gone
You're gonna miss me by my walk
You're gonna miss me by my talk
Oh, I know you will miss me when I'm gone
     When I'm gone (When I'm gone)
     When I'm gone (When I'm gone)
     Oh, I know you will miss me when I'm gone
     When I'm gone (When I'm gone)
     When I'm gone (When I'm gone)
     Oh, I know you will miss me when I'm gone
     [INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]
You're gonna miss me by my prayers
You're gonna miss me everywhere
Oh, I know you will miss me when I'm gone
You're gonna miss me by my song
You're gonna miss me all day long
Oh, I know you will miss me when I'm gone
     When I'm gone (When I'm gone)
     When I'm gone (When I'm gone)
     Oh, I know you will miss me when I'm gone
     When I'm gone (When I'm gone)
     When I'm gone (When I'm gone)
     Oh, I know you will miss me when I'm gone
     [INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]
You're gonna miss me by my ways
You're gonna miss me everyday
Oh, I know you will miss me when I'm gone
You're gonna miss me by my song
You're gonna miss me all day long
Oh, I know you will miss me when I'm gone
     When I'm gone (When I'm gone)
     When I'm gone (When I'm gone)
     Oh, I know you will miss me when I'm gone
     When I'm gone (When I'm gone)
     When I'm gone (When I'm gone)
     Oh, I know you will miss me when I'm gone

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  WHEN OUR LORD SHALL COME AGAIN


When upon the clouds of heaven 
Christ shall come to earth again
Will the world be glad to see him
When our Lord shall come again
     There'll be singing (There'll be singing)
     There'll be shouting (Shouting, shouting)
     There'll be sorrows (There'll be sorrows)
     There'll be pain (Unending pain)
     There'll be weeping (There'll be weeping)
     There'll be praying (There'll be praying)
     When our Lord shall come again


Will his coming bring rejoicing
Or will it bring tears and pain
Will you help his people crown him
When our Lord shall come again
     There'll be singing (There'll be singing)
     There'll be shouting (Shouting, shouting)
     There'll be sorrows (There'll be sorrows)
     There'll be pain (Unending pain)
     There'll be weeping (There'll be weeping)
     There'll be praying (There'll be praying)
     When our Lord shall come again


Work and pray till Jesus calls you
Help to gather in the grain (the golden grain)
Then with joy we'll meet the Savior
When our Lord shall come again
     There'll be singing (There'll be singing)
     There'll be shouting (Shouting, shouting)
     There'll be sorrows (There'll be sorrows)
     There'll be pain (Unending pain)
     There'll be weeping (There'll be weeping)
     There'll be praying (There'll be praying)
     When our Lord shall come again

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 WHEN SILVER THREADS ARE GOLD AGAIN

Darling, we are growing old
And show the silver in our hair
Sands of time have stolen all the gold
That made your youthful tresses fair

But years can never steal away
A love that never can grow old
What care we for tresses gray
Since love will always keep its gold

Love, I'll tell you with a kiss
If heaven gives back the youth we miss
Your face will be no fairer then
When silver threads are gold again

Darling, I can read today
The question in your thoughtful eyes
You wonder if I wish for May
Beneath this frosty Autumn sky

Love of mine, be sure of this
For me, no face could be so fair
Than this one that I stoop to kiss
Beneath its crown of silver hair

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 WHEN THE EVENING SUN GOES DOWN

When this evening sun goes down
Then in heaven I will be found
I will end life's other side
When I cross the great divide

     [INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]

When this evening sun goes down
When I wear my starry crown
When I'll see a smiling face
And rest in amazing grace

     [INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]

He will wipe away my tears
He will blind me to all my fears
Then in joy I'll ever be bound
When this evening sun goes down

     [INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]

When this evening sun goes down
When they lay me 'neath the ground
When we'll meet, weep, and mourn
Then I'll be in my heavenly home

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	WHEN THE ROLL IS CALLED UP YONDER




When the trumpet of the lord shall sound and time shall be no more
And the morning breaks eternal, bright and fair
When the saved birds shall gather over on the other shore
And the roll is called up yonder, I'll be there



When the roll..............is called up yon..........der
            (When the roll is called up yonder, I'll be there)
When the roll..............is called up yon..........der
		  (When the roll is called up yonder, I'll be there)
When the roll..............is called up yonder
		  (When the roll is called up yonder)
When the roll is called up yonder, I'll be there




Let us lay before the master from the dawn till setting sun
Let us talk of all his wondrous love and care
And when all of life is over and our work on earth is done
And the roll is called up yonder, I'll be there



When the roll..............is called up yon..........der
            (When the roll is called up yonder, I'll be there)
When the roll..............is called up yon..........der
		  (When the roll is called up yonder, I'll be there)
When the roll..............is called up yonder
		  (When the roll is called up yonder)
When the roll is called up yonder, I'll be there

  

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  WHEN THE ROSES ARE BLOOMING


Somewhere a heart is breaking
Calling me back to you
Memories of loved ones awaiting 
Each happy home and you

     Come tell me that you still love me
     And that your heart is still true
     When the spring roses are blooming
     Then I'll come back to you


When the sun is sinking
In the golden west
And the birds and flowers
They have gone to rest

     Come tell me that you still love me
     And that your heart is still true
     When the spring roses are blooming
     Then I'll come back to you

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     WHEN THE ROSES BLOOM IN DIXIELAND
     When the roses bloom in Dixieland
     I am coming back to you
     When the birds are singing music grand
     To the sweetest girl I ever knew
     I am saving up my money
     To buy a little cabin home for two
     When the roses bloom in Dixieland
     I am coming back to you
I just got a letter from the sunny south
From my girl in Tennessee
She said she loved me like she used to do
And was waiting there for me
I answered back her letter
Though I am far away
When the roses bloom in Dixieland
I am coming home to stay
     [INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]
     When the roses bloom in Dixieland
     I am coming back to you
     When the birds are singing music grand
     To the sweetest girl I ever knew
     I am saving up my money
     To buy a little cabin home for two
     When the roses bloom in Dixieland
     I am coming back to you
     [INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]
When I left my honey at the railroad train
I said, honey, wait for me
I'm going to make a lot of money up north
Then it's me for old Tennessee
     When the roses bloom in Dixieland
     I am coming back to you
     When the birds are singing music grand
     To the sweetest girl I ever knew
     I am saving up my money
     To buy a little cabin home for two
     When the roses bloom in Dixieland
     I am coming back to you

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  WHEN THE ROSES COME AGAIN

'Neath the shadow, down the meadow, leaves lying on each side
By the river, flowers shiver, fading, dying in their pride
Someone straying, long delaying, stands a-parting down the lane
I must leave you, someone's saying, till the roses come again
     When the roses come again
     When the roses come again
     I will meet you, I will greet you
     When the roses come again
     Oh-la-lay-ee, Ah-le-hee, Ah-le-hee
     [INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]

As I wander, I will ponder on a happy bye and bye
On a summer over yonder with joy to you and I
Do not borrow grief or sorrow in the hours that yet remain
We shall know a glad tomorrow when the roses come again
     When the roses come again
     When the roses come again
     I will meet you, I will greet you
     When the roses come again
     Oh-la-lay-ee, Ah-le-hee, Ah-le-hee
     [INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]

Sunshine over clover blossom on the meadow wide
Summer's fingers sweetly linger everywhere on every side
Someone's roaming in the gloaming, happy hearts that feel no pain
All their sadness turned to gladness, now the roses come again
     When the roses come again
     When the roses come again
     I will meet you, I will greet you
     When the roses come again
     Oh-la-lay-ee, Ah-le-hee, Ah-le-hee

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WHEN THE SUNSET TURNS THE OCEAN BLUE TO GOLD


Oh I sit alone and wonder
Of the old home tonight
And I picture happy scenes of long ago
Where in childhood I have wandered
And so often I have played
Where the sunset turns the ocean blue to gold


Mother's gone from that old mansion,
I can call it home no more
Still I hold of her a picture at my home
And I hope someday to meet her
Over on the golden shore
Where the sunset turns the ocean blue to gold


[INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]


I am lonely here without her, I can see her face no more
My friends have gone and I am growing old
But someday we'll be together
Where parting comes no more
Where the sunset turns the ocean blue to gold


Mother's gone from that old mansion,
I can call it home no more
Still I hold of her a picture at my home
And I hope someday to meet her
Over on the golden shore
Where the sunset turns the ocean blue to gold

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   WHEN THE WORLD'S ON FIRE
     [INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]
Oh, my loving mother, when the world's on fire
Don't you want God's bosom to be your pillow
Tide me over in the Rock of Ages
Rock of Ages cleft for me
I'm going to heaven when the world's on fire
And I want God's bosom to be my pillow
Tide me over in the Rock of Ages
Rock of Ages cleft for me
     [INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]
Oh, my loving brother, when the world's on fire
Don't you want God's bosom to be your pillow
Tide me over in the Rock of Ages
Rock of Ages cleft for me
Oh, my loving sinner, when the world's on fire
Don't you want God's bosom to be your pillow
Tide me over in the Rock of Ages
Rock of Ages cleft for me
     [INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]
Don't you want to go to heaven when the world's on fire
Don't you want God's bosom to be your pillow
Tide me over in the Rock of Ages
Rock of Ages cleft for me

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      WHERE SHALL I BE
The judgement day is drawing nigh
Where shall I be
When God the work of men shall try
Where shall I be
When east and west the fire will roll
Where shall I be
How will it be with my poor soul
Where shall I be
     Oh, where shall I be
     When the first trumpet sounds
     Oh, where shall I be
     When it sounds so loud
     When it sounds so loud as to wake up the dead
     Oh, where shall I be when it sounds
When wicked men his wrath shall see
Where shall I be
And to the rocks and mountains flee
Where shall I be
When hills and mountains flee away
Where shall I be
And all the work of men decay
Where shall I be
     Oh, where shall I be
     When the first trumpet sounds
     Oh, where shall I be
     When it sounds so loud
     When it sounds so loud as to wake up the dead
     Oh, where shall I be when it sounds
     [INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]
When the savior reigns from shore to shore
Where shall I be
From God's angry presence thrown
Where shall I be
     Well, I'll be sleeping in my grave
     When the first trumpet sounds
     I'll be sleeping in my grave
     When it sounds so loud
     When it sounds so loud as to wake up the dead
     I'll be sleeping in my grave when it sounds
               [INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]
               [REPEAT LAST CHORUS]

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WHERE THE SILVERY COLORADO WENDS ITS WAY


The twilight softly gathered round my home among the hills
And all nature soon will settle down to rest
While I sit and sadly ponder and my heart with longing fills
As I often think of one that I love best


We were wedded in the springtime
And our hearts, they knew no pain
Fair nature seemed to smile on us that day
Now she sleeps beneath the lilacs
And she'll ne'er come back again
Where the silver Colorado wends its way


There's a sob on every breeze
And a sigh comes from the trees
And the mockingbirds, they sing a sadder way
For the flowers creep no more
'Round my cheerless cabin door
Where the silver Colorado wends its way


[INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]


The silver snow is gleaming on your distant mountainside
Where often used to wander Nell and I
And the birds are singing gaily in the valley far below
Where I long some day to lay me down and die


Then our lives were gay and happy in the shadow of the hills
My heart beats fonder for her day by day
And I feel her presence near me as I sit alone tonight
Where the silver Colorado wends its way


There's a sob on every breeze
And a sigh comes from the trees
And the mockingbirds, they sing a sadder way
For the flowers creep no more
'Round my cheerless cabin door
Where the silver Colorado wends its way

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WHERE WE'LL NEVER GROW OLD


I have heard of a land, on the faraway strand
There's a beautiful home of the soul
Built for Jesus on high, there we never shall die
'Tis a land where we'll never grow old


Never grow old, (where we'll) never grow old
In the land where we'll never grow old
Never grow old, (where we'll) never grow old
In the land where we'll never grow old


[INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]


In that beautiful home, where we'll nevermore roam
We shall be in the sweet bye and bye
Happy praise to the king, through eternity sing
Is a land where we never shall die


Never grow old, (where we'll) never grow old
In the land where we'll never grow old
Never grow old, (where we'll) never grow old
In the land where we'll never grow old


[INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]


When our work here is done, and the life's crown is won
And our troubles and trials are o'er
All our sorrow will end, and our voices will blend
With the loved ones who've gone on before


Never grow old, (where we'll) never grow old
In the land where we'll never grow old
Never grow old, (where we'll) never grow old
In the land where we'll never grow old

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   WHO'S THAT KNOCKING ?

Who's that knocking at my window
Knocks so loud and won't come in
It is your own true-hearted lover
Rise you up and let him in
     [INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]

Awake, awake, don't wake my mother
Our love's a thing she can't endure
She's been the ruin of many a lover
She'll be the ruin of many more

Awake, awake, don't wake my father
For he is on his bed of rest
And on his breast he carries a weapon
To kill the one that I love best
     [INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]

I wish I was a little sparrow
I'd circle like a turtledove
I'd fly away to a lonely valley
And settle down in the land of love

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WHY DO YOU CRY, LITTLE DARLING


Why do you cry, little darling
Why are those tears in your eyes
Why do you weep little darling
Just when I say goodbye

It makes me sad and lonely
To see you feel so blue
What have I done, little darling
Have I been untrue to you

[INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]

'Cause you are called, little darling
To fight for your country true
There's many a poor girl just like me
Weeping for their sweethearts, too

I tried so hard to be cheerful
But thought of all the long years
You might be gone, little darling
I could not keep back my tears

[INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]

That's why I cry, little darling
Because you're going away
Leaving me all broken-hearted
To weep for you day after day

Every night I'll kneel by my bedside
And ask God to guide you each day
Back to your sweetheart that's waiting
And loves you more than I can say

[INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]

Every night I'll kneel by my bedside
And ask God to guide you each day
Back to your sweetheart that's waiting
And loves you more than I can say

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       WHY THERE'S A TEAR IN MY EYE
               I once loved a beautiful maiden
               As fair as the blue skies above
               And each night as we wandered together
               The moon seemed to smile on our love
               We vowed to be true to each other
               That nothing could cause us to part
               But we never once dreamed that the future
               Held only a broken heart
               Then there came the night when we parted
               We quarreled as all sweethearts do
               And I learned what it was to be jealous
               When they told me her love was untrue
               She told me she had always been faithful
               She swore that her love could not die
               And then when I did not believe her
               She kissed me and told me goodbye
                    Oh-de-lay-ee-oh, de-lay-ee
                    Yo-de-lay-ee
                    [INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]
                    
               I found I had falsely accused her
               And went back to make her my bride
               And there in the door stood her mother
               She told me my sweetheart had died
               I went in and knelt down beside her
               And there in the hush of that room
               I prayed that my maker would take me
               And send my soul down to its doom
               So now I have told you the reason
               There's always a tear in my eye
               Through long weary years I've repented
               But I'm longing to lay down and die
               I wonder if I'll be forgiven
               When I face the master someday
               And I wonder if I'll see my sweetheart 
               On that beautiful shore far away
                    Oh-de-lay-ee-oh, de-lay-ee
                    Yo-de-lay-ee

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   WILD AND RECKLESS HOBO
A wild and reckless hobo 
Who left his happy home
Started upon a western trip 
All by himself alone
Upon this western trip 
We're going to have lots of fun
But upon this western trip 
This is the song he sung
     [INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]
I stepped up on the platform
Smoking a cheap cigar
Waiting to catch a freight train
To catch an empty car
I buttoned my coat up closely
Walked off down the track
I caught the steps of a sleeper car
I never did look back
     [INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]
They put me off at Danville
Got stuck on a Danville girl
You bet your life, she's out of sight
She wore those Danville curls
She wore her hat on the back of her head
Like high-toned people do
If the western train pulls through this town
I'll bid that girl adieu
     [INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]
My pocketbook is empty
My heart is filled with pain
10,000 miles away from home
Hoboing an old freight train

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  WILDWOOD FLOWER

         Oh, I'll twine with my mangels and waving black hair
          With the roses so red and the lilies so fair
          And the myrtle so bright with the emerald dew
          The pale amanita and islip like blue
               [INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]
          I will dance, I will sing, and my heart shall be gay
          I will charm every heart, in his crown I will sway
          When I woke from my dreaming my idol was clay
          All portion of love had all flown away
               [INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]

          Oh, he taught me to love him and promised to love
          And to cherish me over all others above
          How my heart is now wondering no misery can tell
          He's left me no warning, no words of farewell
               [INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]

          Oh, he taught me to love him and called me his flower
          That was blooming to cheer him through life's dreary hour
          Oh, I long to see him and regret the dark hour
          He won and neglected this pale wildwood flower

               [INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]

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   WILDWOOD ROSE

Last night while in a dream
I was happy in my home
I woke to find you rambling
My pretty wildwood rose

     You are my wildwood rose
     My pretty wildwood rose
     Why do you keep on rambling
     My pretty wildwood rose

     [INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]

If you could understand
Why I love you so
This heart would cease from troubling
My pretty wildwood rose

     You are my wildwood rose
     My pretty wildwood rose
     Why do you keep on rambling
     My pretty wildwood rose

     [INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]

Years have passed and gone
Why do you treat me so
I've waited long in sorrow
My pretty wildwood rose

     You are my wildwood rose
     My pretty wildwood rose
     Why do you keep on rambling
     My pretty wildwood rose

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  WILL MY MOTHER KNOW ME THERE ?
When I reach my home eternal
Reach that city bright and fair
When I stand among the angels
Will my mother know me there
     Yes, I know that she will know me
     In those mansions bright and fair
     Mother's love can ne'er forget me
     And I'm sure she'll know me there
I have changed with the changing seasons
I am bent with toil and care
When I stand among the angels
Will my mother know me there
     Yes, I know that she will know me
     In those mansions bright and fair
     Mother's love can ne'er forget me
     And I'm sure she'll know me there
     [INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]
All for me my mother wrestled
When she used to kneel in prayer
Do you think she has forgotten
Will my mother know me there
     Yes, I know that she will know me
     In those mansions bright and fair
     Mother's love can ne'er forget me
     And I'm sure she'll know me there
     [INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]
Mother's face has been a beacon
O'er the sea of deep despair
I shall look for her up yonder
Will my mother know me there
     Yes, I know that she will know me
     In those mansions bright and fair
     Mother's love can ne'er forget me
     And I'm sure she'll know me there

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   WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN

I was standing by my window
On one cold and cloudy day
And I saw the hearse come rolling
For to carry my mother away
     Can the circle be unbroken
     Bye and bye, Lord, bye and bye
     There's a better home a-waiting
     In the sky, Lord, in the sky

Oh, I told the undertaker
Undertaker, please drive slow
For this body you are hauling
How I hate to see her go
     Can the circle be unbroken
     Bye and bye, Lord, bye and bye
     There's a better home a-waiting
     In the sky, Lord, in the sky

I followed close beside her
Tried to hold up and be brave
But I could not hide my sorrow
When they laid her in the grave
     Can the circle be unbroken
     Bye and bye, Lord, bye and bye
     There's a better home a-waiting
     In the sky, Lord, in the sky

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  WILL THE ROSES BLOOM IN HEAVEN
In a cold and cheerless garret
In a room so dim, so lone
In a frosty wintry silence
There was heard a little moan
And a little child is asking
At the break of the day
Will the roses bloom in heaven
Tell me, mama, tell me, pray
     Will the roses bloom in heaven
     Are there any gardens there
     Any violets and clover
     Way up with the angels fair
     Will the branches fill with blossoms
     And in winter fill with snow
     Will the roses bloom in heaven
     Tell me, mama, e'er I go
     [INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]
Now the room grows light and lighter
Everything has caught a glow
Heaven seems to stretch about her
While dream faces come and go
Then she whispered, birds are singing
Psalms of melody
And I see the roses blooming
While the angels beckon me
Then mother whispered
In the land so bright and fair
Where the roses will be blooming
There will be no parting there
Goodbye, my little darling
For death is lingering near
And on the pale little face
There was not one trace of fear
     Will the roses bloom in heaven
     Are there any gardens there
     Any violets and clover
     Way up with the angels fair
     Will the branches fill with blossoms
     And in winter fill with snow
     Will the roses bloom in heaven
     Tell me, mama, e'er I go

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   WILL YOU MISS ME

         When death shall close these eyelids
          And this heart shall cease to beat
          And they lay me down to rest
          In some flowery bowery tree
               
               Will you miss me (miss me when I'm gone)
               Will you miss me (miss me when I'm gone)
               Will you miss me (miss me when I'm gone)
               Will you miss me when I'm gone

          Perhaps you'll plant a flower
          On my poor, unworthy grave
          Come and sit along beside me
          When the roses nod and wave
               Will you miss me (miss me when I'm gone)
               Will you miss me (miss me when I'm gone)
               Will you miss me (miss me when I'm gone)
               Will you miss me when I'm gone

          One sweet thought my soul shall cherish
          When this fleeting life has flown
          This sweet thought will cheer when dying
          Will you miss me when I'm gone

         When these lips shall never more
          Plant a kiss upon thy brow
          But lie cold and still in death
          Will you love me then as now

              Will you miss me (miss me when I'm gone)
               Will you miss me (miss me when I'm gone)
               Will you miss me (miss me when I'm gone)
               Will you miss me when I'm gone

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   THE WINDING STREAM
                   [INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]
               O give to me a winding stream
               It must not be too wide
               Where waving leaves of maple trees
               Would meet from either side
               The water must be deep enough
               To float a small canoe
               With no one else but you

                   Do not disturb
                    My waking dream
                    The splendor of
                    That winding stream
                    Flower in my canoe
                    Her eyes they look me through
                    A maiden fair with golden hair
                    Looks very much like you
                    [INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]

               The sparkling trout beneath the bank
               Doth leave his hiding place
               Kingfisher from the bough above
               So eager to give chase
               The spreading branches overhead
               The sunrise peeping through
               And looking, dear, at you


                   Do not disturb
                    My waking dream
                    The splendor of
                    That winding stream
                    Flower in my canoe
                    Her eyes they look me through
                    A maiden fair with golden hair
                    Looks very much like you

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THE WONDERFUL CITY



I'm waiting, watching and longing
That beautiful sight to behold
When I shall awake some bright morning
In that city with streets of pure gold

My savior has gone to prepare it
For all who accept his grace
And that's why I know I'll be welcome
To a home in that wonderful place


When I reach my home in that city
Shall I find you waiting up there
With the saints who have gone on before us
To that beautiful home so fair

My whole heart is set upon heaven
Where my savior's face I shall see
And live in the light of his glory
Throughout all eternity

Oh-de-lay-ee, oh-lay-ee, oh-lay-ee


He bids us to work in his vineyards
To toil for him early and late
What a glorious reward for our labor
To enter that beautiful gate


When I reach my home in that city
Shall I find you waiting up there
With the saints who have gone on before us
To that beautiful home so fair

My whole heart is set upon heaven
Where my savior's face I shall see
And live in the light of his glory
Throughout all eternity

Oh-de-lay-ee-hee, oh-lay-ee-hee, oh-lay-ee

  

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   WORRIED MAN BLUES
     
          It takes a worried man to sing a worried song
          It takes a worried man to sing a worried song
          I'm worried now, but I won't be worried long
     I went across the river and I lay down to sleep
     I went across the river and I lay down to sleep
     When I woke up, put the shackles on my feet
     29 links of chain around my leg
     29 links of chain around my leg
     And on each link an initial of my name
          It takes a worried man to sing a worried song
          It takes a worried man to sing a worried song
          I'm worried now, but I won't be worried long
          [INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]
     I asked the judge, what might be my fine
     I asked the judge, what might be my fine
     21 years on the R.D. Mountain Line
     The train I ride, 16 coaches long
     The train I ride, 16 coaches long
     The girl I love is on that train and gone
          It takes a worried man to sing a worried song
          It takes a worried man to sing a worried song
          I'm worried now, but I won't be worried long
          [INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]
     If anyone should ask you who composed this song
     If anyone should ask you who composed this song
     Tell 'em 'twas I, and I sing it all day long
          It takes a worried man to sing a worried song
          It takes a worried man to sing a worried song
          I'm worried now, but I won't be worried long

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YOU ARE MY FLOWER
    
[INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]

The grass is just as green 
The sky is just as blue
The day is just as bright
The birds are singing, too
     You are my flower
     That's blooming in the mountain for me
     You are my flower
     That's blooming there for me
     [INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]

The air is just as pure
The sunlight just as free
And nature seems to say
It's all for you and me
     You are my flower
     That's blooming in the mountain for me
     You are my flower
     That's blooming there for me
     [INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]
So wear a happy smile
And life will be worthwhile
Forget your tears
And don't forget to smile
     You are my flower
     That's blooming in the mountain for me
     You are my flower
     That's blooming there for me
     [INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]
When summertime has passed
And snow begins to fall
Just sing this song
And say to one and all
     You are my flower
     That's blooming in the mountain for me
     You are my flower
     That's blooming there for me

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YOU BETTER LET THAT LIAR ALONE
   (Thanks to Paddy Tutty, Saskatoon) Chorus If you don't want to get in trouble If you don't want to get in trouble If you don't want to get in trouble You better let that liar alone Well let me tell you people what a liar will do He's always coming with something new He'll steal your heart with a false pretence Make out like he's your bosom friend When a liar takes the notion to bend the truth He'll lay around his neighbors to get the news And nearly every day when you look out You can see that liar coming to your house He'll tell you such a lie it'll surprise your mind He'll mix a little truth for to make it shine When he finds out you believe what he says Then that liar's gonna have his way. When everything's in perfect peace Here comes that liar with his deceit When he gets his business fixed just right Then that liar's going to cause a fight Bridge He'll make out like he loves you so well Everything you hear he must come and tell Let me tell you sisters if you only knew What a certain somebody says about you. He studies up a lie he'll tell it so smooth You'll think absolutely that it must be true And he'll urge you out for to trace the tale And if you don't mind you'll be put in jail A hypocrite liar both kicks up a fuss They're both very bad but a liar's the worse.

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YOU DENIED YOUR LOVE

That was the day when you went away
You broke my heart in the month of May
That little ring I gave to you
Will show you, dear, my love was true

    
[INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]

Sweet are the flowers of our friendship
That has bloomed our whole life through
But ne'er forget, though you're far away
They're blooming in my heart today
    
[INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]

You denied your love, but you proved it so
You came to see me when the sun was low
You broke my heart, but you were kind
When you said "Oh, dear, you could never be mine"

Oh, let me tell you what love will do
When you love a boy that don't love you
It'll break your heart, they'll leave you alone
They'll roam the west, so far from home

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YOU TIED A LOVE KNOT IN MY HEART



You tied a love knot in my heart, dear
When you said you'd be my bride
Oh, how well I remember
As we strolled side by side


Leaves were falling all around us
Roses withered on the ground
You tied a love knot in my heart, dear
That can never be unwound


	[INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]



The only thing that I have left now
Is this little string of down
With a little love knot in it
That she held tight in her hand


As I stood there by your bedside
As I look into your eyes
You tied a love knot in my heart, dear
That can never be untied


	[INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]



There's a heart tonight that's lonely
There's a heart tonight that's sad
For God has took you from me
The best pal I ever had


She's gone to sing up in heaven
God needed her there by his side
You tied a love knot in my heart, dear
That can never be untied

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YOUNG FREDA BOLT


Amid the Blue Ridge Mountains there lived a maiden fair
Whose life was pure as heaven, whose heart was free from care
She dreamed of love and romance with heart so glad and free
No bloom within the future young Freda Bolt could see


Nearby lived Dearon Harmond, a boy she loved so well
And of these two young lovers a story I will tell
'Twas late one Thursday evening, the stars were shining dim
That Dearon called his sweetheart to come and go with him


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He told her on tomorrow that they would surely wed
But little was she thinking he'd take her life instead
They motored to Bent Mountain, a place so dark and lone
And there her form so helpless he placed beneath a stone


Away from home and mother that Freda loved so well
The bitter pain and anguish no mortal tongue can tell
Through tears she pled for mercy, but heeding not her cry
Young Harmon left his sweetheart in agony to die


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We think the God in heaven must surely heard her cry
And sent a band of angels to linger very nigh
And bear her spirit over to yonder's happy shore
Where dying comes, no, never and parting is no more

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YOUR MOTHER STILL PRAYS FOR YOU, JACK


The night was dark and stormy
The wind was howling wild
As an aged mother gazed upon
A portrait of her child

As she gazed on the baby's features
That once filled her heart with joy
He's now in this wild world roaming
That mother's long-lost boy


	Your mother still prays for you, Jack
	Your mother still prays for you
	In a home far over the ocean
	Your mother still prays for you


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At last there came a letter
It was deeply edged in black
From a comrade long forgotten
Who still remembered Jack

They have lain your dear old mother
In a grave so dark and cold
And she wants her boy who is roaming
To meet her on the streets of gold


	Your mother still prays for you, Jack
	Your mother still prays for you
	In a home far over the ocean
	Your mother still prays for you


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His stony heart was broken
As he thought of his mother dear
And in spite of his comrades' mocking
He could not keep back his tears

In spite of the great temptation
That once filled his heart with tears
So he started for heaven that evening
As sweet love the people did sing


	Your mother still prays for you, Jack
	Your mother still prays for you
	In a home far over the ocean
	Your mother still prays for you

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  YOU'RE GONNA BE SORRY YOU LET ME DOWN

You told me once, dear, I was true and kind
You told me then, love, that you were mine
But now you tell me that you were blind
You like your parties and good times
I'm sorry, darling, 'cause you feel this way
Once you told me truthful, to my face
You've found another to take my place
All dressed in diamonds, pearls and lace
     I'm sorry, darling, 'cause you let me down
     A truer love now you think you've found
     But when I'm laid deep down in the ground
     You're gonna be sorry you let me down
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So now I've lost you, but still have faith
That you will see the mistake you've made
And when you find, dear, that you were wrong
You'll ask forgiveness and come back home
I believed you, darling, when you said to me
That we'd be happy, we'd be free
But now I found, dear, a fault in thee
When we were wed, love, I could not see
     I'm sorry, darling, 'cause you let me down
     A truer love now you think you've found
     But when I'm laid deep down in the ground
     You're gonna be sorry you let me down

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   YOU'RE NOTHING MORE TO ME

Tonight we part forever
You're nothing more to me
The chain that bound us is broken
Not a tear I'll shed for thee
     Go break the heart of another
     Just as you have broken mine
     Go tell her that you love her
     And call her fondly thine

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Here, take this ring that you gave me
Which was so dear to me
Go give it to another
It's nothing more to me
     When you gaze upon the engraving
     Will you think one time of me
     You've broken my heart forever
     Not a tear I'll shed for thee

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Goodnight, goodbye forever
You're nothing more to me
You've broken my heart forever
Not a tear I'll shed for thee
     I must say goodbye, my darling
     Nevermore to meet again
     I will ask of you a promise
     Will you meet me up in heaven
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   YOU'VE BEEN A FRIEND TO ME
                    Oh, I'll ne'er forget where e'er I roam
                    Where ever you may be
                    If ever I have had a friend
                    You have been that friend to me
               My bark of life was tossing down
               The troubled stream of time
               When first I saw your smiling face
               And youth was in its prime
                    Oh, I'll ne'er forget where e'er I roam
                    Where ever you may be
                    If ever I have had a friend
                    You have been that friend to me
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               Misfortune nursed me as her child
               And loved me fondly, too
               I would have had a broken heart
               Had it not been for you
                    Oh, I'll ne'er forget where e'er I roam
                    Where ever you may be
                    If ever I have had a friend
                    You have been that friend to me
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               Now I look back upon the past
               Acrost life's troubled seas
               And smile to think of all I've seen
               You've been a friend to me
                    Oh, I'll ne'er forget where e'er I roam
                    Where ever you may be
                    If ever I have had a friend
                    You have been that friend to me
                    Oh, I'll ne'er forget where e'er I roam
                    Where ever you may be
                    If ever I have had a friend
                    You have been that friend to me

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   YOU'VE BEEN FOOLING ME, BABY
               I don't want you any more, mama
               Ain't no use in you hanging around
               For I found another mama, 
               And now I am Chicago bound
                    You've been fooling me, baby
                    You've been telling me your lies
                    When I thought you were an angel
                    Just sent down from the skies
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               Sing those parting blues to me, sweet Nell
               When you leave you'll leave me sad
               'Cause my daddy's gone and left me
               I just wouldn't treat him right
                    You've been fooling me, baby
                    You've been telling me your lies
                    When I thought you were an angel
                    Just sent down from the skies
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               I wouldn't give him much loving
               Wouldn't stay home at night
               Now I hear the train a-coming
               He has gone out of sight
                    You've been fooling me, baby
                    You've been telling me your lies
                    When I thought you were an angel
                    Just sent down from the skies
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