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IMMIGRANT SONG

Ah-ah-ahhhh-ah, ah-ah-ahhh-ah
We come from the land of the ice and snow
From the midnight sun where the hot springs flow
Hammer of the gods
Will drive our ships to new lands
To fight the horde, sing an' cry
Valhalla, I am coming
On we sweep with, with threshing oar
Our only goal will be the western shore

Ah-ah-ahhhh-ah, ah-ah-ahhh-ah
We come from the land of the ice and snow
From the midnight sun where the hot springs flow
Such a field so green
Can whisper tales of gore
Of how we calmed the tides of war
We are your overlords
On we sweep with threshing oar
Our only goal will be the western shore

S-so now you'd better stop and rebuild all your ruin
For peace and trust can win the day
Despite of all your losing

Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh
Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh
Ah-ah-ah, ah-ah-ah
Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh
Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh
Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh

FRIENDS

Bright light almost blinding
Black night still ain't shining
I can't stop, keep on climbing
Looking for what I knew-a

Had a friend, she once told me
You gotta love, you ain't lonely
Now she's gone and left me only
Looking for what I knew

Mmm, I'm telling you now
The greatest thing you ever can do now
Is trade a smile with someone who's blue now
It's very easy just t'

Met a man on the roadside crying
Without a friend, there's no denying
You're incomplete, they'll be no finding
Looking for what you knew

So anytime somebody needs you
Don't let 'em down, although it grieves ya
Some day you'll need someone like they do
Looking for what you knew

Mmm, I'm telling you now
The greatest thing you ever can do now
Is trade a smile with someone who's blue now
It's very easy just'a...ohh, yeah

I'm telling you now
The greatest thing you ever can do now
Is trade a smile with someone who's blue now
It's very easy
It's very easy
It's very easy
It's eas-easy, yeah, yeah

CELEBRATION DAY

Her face is cracked from smiling
All the fears that she's been hiding
And it seems that pretty soon everybody's gonna know
And her voice is sore from shouting
Cheering winners who are losing
And she worries if their days are few
And soon they'll have to go

My, my, my, I'm so happy
I'm gonna join the band
We're gonna dance and sing in celebration
We're in the promised land

She hears them talk of new ways
To protect the home she lives in
Then she wonders what it's all about
When they break down the door
Her name is Brown or White or Black
You know her very well
You hear her cries of mercy
As the winners toll the bell

My, my, my, I'm so happy
I'm gonna join the band
We gonna dance and sing in celebration
We're in the promised land

  (Guitar Solo)

Ahh, there is a train that leaves the station
Heading for your destination
But the price you pay to nowhere has increased a dollar more
Yes, it has
And if you walk you're gonna get there
Although it takes a bit little longer
And when you see him in the distance
You will wring your hands and moan, ahhh yeah, moan

Oooh, yeah yeah yeah, yeah yeah, moan moan
You're gone, you're gone, you're gone, yeah
You're gone, yeah
My my my my my, my my my my my my
My my my, you are gone, you're gone
My my, yeah

If you walk you're gonna get there
But know it takes a little longer
And when ya see him in the distance
You will wring your hands and moan

SINCE I'VE BEEN LOVING YOU

Workin' from seven to eleven every night
It really makes my life a drag
I don't think that's right
I've really been the best, the best of foolsh
I did what I could, yeah
'Cuz I love you, baby
How I love you darling
How I love you baby>br /> Mama love you, little girl, little girl
But baby, since I've been loving you, yeah
I'm about to lose my worried mind, ohhh yeah

Everybody trying to tell me
That you didn't mean me no good
I been tryin', Lord let me tell ya
Let me tell ya, I really did the, best I could
I've been, I've been workin' from seven to eleven every nite
I said it kinda makes my life a drag, drag, drag
Lord, yeah, that ain't right, no no
Since I've been loving you
I'm about to lose my worried mind

  (Guitar Solo)

Said I've been crying, yeah
Oh my tears, they fell like rain
Don't you hear them
Don't you hear them calling
Don't you hear
Don't you hear them calling

Do you remember, mama, when I knocked upon your door
I said you had the nerve to tell me
You didn't want me no more, ooh yeah
I Open my front door, I hear my back door slam
You know I must have one of them new fangled, new fangled
Back door mans, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

I've been working from seven, seven, seven to eleven every night
It kinda makes my life a drag
A drag, drag, Ohhhhhhhhhh, yeah, makes me drag
Baby, since I've been loving you
I'm about to lose, I'm about to lose, my worried mind
Just one more, just one more

Oh yeah-ee-yeah, since I've been loving
I'm gonna lose my worried mind

OUT ON THE TILES

As I walk down the highway all I do is sing this song
And a train that's passin' my way helps the rhythm move along
There is no doubt about the words are clear
The voice is strong, it's oh so strong

I'm just a simple guy, I live from day to day
A ray of sunshine melts my frown and blows my blues away
There's nothing more that I can say but on a day like today
I pass the time away and walk a quiet mile with you

All I need from you is all your love
All you got to give to me is all your love
All I need from you is all your love
All you got to give to me is all your love
Ooh yeah, ooh yeah
Ooh yeah, ooh yeah

I'm so glad I'm leaving and gonna tell the world who I am
I got me a fine woman and she says that I'm her man
One thing that I know for sure gonna give her all the loving
Like nobody, nobody, nobody, nobody can

Standing in the noonday sun trying to flag down a ride
People go and people come, see my rider right by my side
It's a total disgrace, they set the pace, it must be a race
And the best thing I can do is run

All I need from you is all your love
All you got to give to me is all your love
All I need from you is all your love
All you got to give to me is all your love
Ooh yeah, ooh yeah
Ooh yeah, ooh yeah, okay

Ah yeah, ah yeah, ah yeah
Oh, let me take you t' Sunday morn', oh, let me save you, oh-ooh oh-ooh
Ooh yeah, ooh yeah, ooh yeah
Ooh yeah, ooh yeah, ooh yeah
Ahhhh, yeah yeah, ahhhh, yeah yeah

GALLOWS POLE

Hangman, hangman, hold it a little while
I think I see my friends coming
Ridin' many a mile
A-friends, d' you get some silver
Did you get a little gold
What did you bring me, my dear friends
To keep me from the gallows pole
What did you bring me to keep me from the gallows pole

I couldn't get no silver, I couldn't get no gold
You know that we're too damn poor
To keep you from the gallows pole

Hangman, hangman, hold it a little while
I think I see my brother coming
Ridin' many a mile
Brother, did you get me some silver
Did you get a little gold
A-what did you bring me, my brother
To keep me from the gallows pole

Brother, I brought you some silver, yeah
I brought a little gold
I brought a little of everything
To keep you from the gallows pole
Yes, I brought you to keep you from the gallows pole

Hangman, hangman, turn your head a while
I think I see my sister coming
Ridin' many a mile, mile, mile, mile
Sister, I implore you, take him by the hand
Take him to some shady path
Save me from the wrath of this man
Please take him
Save me from the wrath of this man, man

Hangman, hangman, upon your face a smile
Tell me that I'm free to ride
Ride for many a mile, mile, mile

Oh, yes, you got a fine sister
She warmed my blood from cold
She warmed my blood to boiling hot
To keep you from the gallows pole, pole, pole, pole, yeah, yeah
Your brother brought me silver
And your sister warmed my soul
But now I laugh and pull so hard
See you swinging on the gallows pole, yeah
But now I laugh and pull so hard
See you swinging on the gallows pole, pole, pole

Swingin' on the gallows pole
Swingin' on the gallows pole
Swingin' on the gallows pole
Swingin' on the gallows pole, pole, pole, pole, pole, pole, pole, pole

Ah ha ha, ah ha ha
Ah ha ha, ah ha ha
Ah ha ha ha, ah ha ha ha
Ahh, ah ha ha ha
Keep a-swinging
Keep a-swinging
keep a-swinging
Keep oh oh oh oh oh
Ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma
Ooh yeah, ooh yeah
Ah ha ha, ah ha ha
Ah ha ha, ah ha
Swingin' on the gallows, yeah
Swingin' on the gallows pole
Swingin' on the gallows pole
Swingin' on the gallows, ha
I've got to swing

See-saw, knock on my door, gotta swing
See-saw, knock on my door, I gotta sing
Keep swingin', yeah
Keep a-coolin', yeah
Keep a-swingin', yeah
Ahhhh, yeah

TANGERINE

Measuring a summer's day
I only find it slips away to grey
The hours, they bring me pain

Tangerine, tangerine
Living reflections from a dream
I was her love, she was my queen
And now a thousand years between

Thinking how it used to be
Does she still remember times like these
To think of us again
And I do

  (Guitar Solo)

Tangerine, tangerine
Living reflections from a dream
I was her love, oh she was my queen
And now a thousand years between

THAT'S THE WAY

I don't know how I'm gonna tell you
I can't play with you no more
I don't know how I'm gonna do what mama told me
To my friend, the boy next door

I can't believe what people sayin'
You don't let your hair hang down
I'm satisfied to sit here working all day long
You're in the darker side of town

And when I'm out I see you walking
Why don't your eyes see me
And could it be you've found another game to play
What did mama say to me

That's the way
Oh, that's the way it ought to be
Yeah, yeah, mama said
That's the way it ought to stay, yeah, yeah
Ooh ooh, ooh ooh

And yesterday I saw you standing by the river
And weren't those tears that filled your eyes
And all the fish that lay in dirty water dying
Had they got you hypnotized

And yesterday I saw you kissing tiny flowers
But all that lives is born to die
And so I say to you that nothing really matters
And all you do is stand and cry

I don't know what to say about it
When all your ears have turned away
But now's the time to look and look again at what you see
Is that the way it ought to stay

That's the way
That's the way it oughta be
Oh don't you know now
Mama said, mama said that's the way it's gonna stay, yeah

BRON-Y-AUR STOMP

Ah, caught you smiling at me
That's the way it should be
Like a leaf is to a tree, so fine

Ah, all the good times we had
I sang love songs so glad
Always smiling, never sad, so fine

As we walk down the country lane
I'll be singing a song
Hear me calling your name
Hear the wind within the trees
Telling Mother Nature about you and me

Well if the sunshines so bright
Or on our way it's darkest night
The road we choose is always right, so fine

Ah can a love be so strong
When so many loves go wrong
Will our love go on and on and on and on and on and on

As we walk down the country lane
I'll be singing a song
Hear me calling your name
Hear the wind within the trees
Telling Mother Nature 'bout you and me

My my, la de la, come on now it ain't too far
Tell your friends all around the world
Ain't no companion like a blue eyed merle
Come on now well let me tell ya
What you're missing, messing, 'round them brick walls

So of one thing I am sure
It's a friendship so pure
Angels singing all around, my door so fine

Yeah, ain't but one thing to do
Spend my natural life with you
You're the finest dog I knew, so fine

When you're old and your eyes are dim
There ain't no old Ship gonna happen again
We'll still go walking down country lanes
I'll sing the same old songs
Hear me call your name

HATS OFF TO (ROY) HARPER

When I done quit hollerin' baby
I believe I'll shake 'em on down
Get my baby, won't be late,
You know by that I mean a-seconds late
Ahhh, must I holler
Must I shake 'em on down
When I'm done quit hollerin' babe
I believe I'll shake 'em on down
Shake 'em, ahhh

Well I ain't no monkey
I can't climb no tree
No brown skin woman gonna make
No monkey out of me
Yeah, I ain't no monkey
Sure can't climb no tree
Well, I've been mistreated babe
I believe I'll shake 'em on down
Well, I've been mistreated babe
I believe I'll shake 'em on down

Ha ha ha ha, ha ha ha ha
Ha ha ha ha, ha ha ha ha

Listen mama
Put on your mornin' gown
Put on your nightshirt
Mama we gonna shake 'em down
Yeah, must I holler
Must I, must I, must I shake 'em on down
Ooh, well I done been mistreated babe
I believe I'll shake 'em on down, down down, yeah

Give my baby, twenty dollar bill
If that don't shake her
Sure my shot, shot, shotgun will
Yeah, I gave my baby, twenty dollar bill
If that don't get that woman
I'm sure my shotgun will
Gonna go shoot her now