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Here We Go Again
       Rich Hamilton    Fiddle Mill Music    BMI

I've been floatin on down the river
like a boat without a paddle
like a babe in its mothers arms
feelin lost without its rattle

I've been counting the stars up in heaven
on my fingers and my toes
i shot an arrow into the future
where it lands i do not know

chorus

round and round the earth keeps spinnin
enough to make your head spin too
take my hand and we'll dance in a circle
it's the best thing that we can do

i have to tell you that i have a feeling
you and I been through this before
little spark of recognition
and here we go again

I've been sittin on the banks of the river
with a banjo on my knee
get to wonderin what the waters thinkin
when it finally meets the sea

too easy to be crushed by your burdens
victimized by a heavy load
if you're lucky there'll be someone to help you
with the carry down life's long road

chorus

I've been sittin on the banks of the river
with a banjo on my knee
get to wonderin what the waters thinkin
when it finally meets the sea

in all the vastness that surrounds us
what the odds are paths would cross
you have me fallin like a star from the heavens
we have found what once was lost

chorus

 

 

Moonshine Land
       Rich Hamilton     Fiddle Mill Music    BMI

don't you come walking cross my moonshine land
got a loaded rifle lying near at hand
my mama taught me it was wrong to kill
but if you come walking you better know I will
don't come walking cross my moonshine land

don't have much and I never have
livin hand to mouth you know it aint half bad
got some hungry kids and a hungry wife
who know too well about a shiner's life
don't come walkin cross my moonshine land

chorus

cause I won't fire no warning shot
when it comes to keeping what I got
I've scraped a living from this mountain side
so take my warning you'll be the one who died
for walking cross my moonshine land

well someone did that dreadful day
didn't live long enough to say
long enough to say what he had found
cause I laid him cold down in the ground
for walking cross my moonshine land

chorus

don't you come awalking cross my moonshine land
got a loaded rifle lying near at hand
my mama taught me it was wrong to kill
but if you come walking you better know i will
don't come walking cross my moonshine land

 

 

Cotton Eyed Joe
       public domain

if it hadn't been for cotton eyed joe
i'd been married twenty years ago
wheredya come from wheredya go
wheredya come from cotton eyed joe

cornstalk fiddle and a shoestring bow
play a little tune called cotton eyed joe
wheredya come from wheredya go
wheredya come from cotton eyed joe

i feel down stubbed my toe
call for the doctor cotton eyed joe
wheredya come from wheredya go
wheredya come from cotton eyed joe

 

 

Lonesome Valley
       public domain

Everybody has to walk that lonesome valley
they have to walk it by themselves
aint nobody here can walk it for them
they have to walk it by themselves

Jesus had to walk that lonesome valley
he had to walk by himself
aint nobody here could walk it for him
he had to walk it by himself

Father had to walk that lonesome valley
he had to walk it by himself
aint nobody here gonna walk it for him
he had to walk it by himself

Sinners got to walk that lonesome valley
they have to walk it by themselves
aint nobody here gonna walk it for them
they have to walk it by themselves

Everybody has to walk that lonesome valley
they have to walk it by themselves
aint nobody here can walk it for them
they have to walk it by themselves

 

A Trace of Affection
         Rich Hamilton      Fiddle Mill Music      BMI

a trace of affection is all it will take
to bring a tear to these eyes
for all the sweet love you make
i'm hopin i'm hopin hopin this time
with a trace of affection and you will be mine

a trace of affection oh how sweet the sound
just one glance my way and my heart starts to pound
it doesn't take much just tiny li'l trace
of affection from you to put a smile on my face

I'll put on a tie and I'll shine up my shoes
I search thru love novels for some words I can use
cause when I get the chance I will want you to hear
a trace of affection I'll whisper in your ear

i've been lonely so lonely lonely so long
that i sat myself down and wrote you this song
and when i get lucky I know I will find
a trace of affection and you will be mine