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LIVE in a Field of Bluegrass

by Mark "Smokey Lonesome" Brine

Released 2009
Wild Oats Records
Released 2009
Wild Oats Records
Old-time bluegrass at its very best.
  • 03:07 Lyrics Back in the Country

    Written by: Eddy Raven

     

    When was the last time
    You got up before the sun
    And watched while the night and day
    Melted into one?

    When was the last time
    You really looked at rain
    Dripping down the gutter
    Splashing on the window-pane?

    My fondest memories
    Are tied around these things
    Sunday school, bedtime rules
    Grandma's squeaky swing

    Sneaking out behind the barn
    My love would meet me there
    Tripping in the hallway
    Over Grandpa's rocking chair

    Back in the country
    Now I know you're gonna say
    Back in the country
    Don't you wish that you had stayed

    Back in the country
    Where the roses still grow wild
    Back in the country
    Where you walked those country miles

    When was the last time
    You saw sundown through a tree
    Sitting on the front porch
    In a cool evenin' breeze

    When was the last time
    That you heard a Bobwhite song
    When was the last time
    I'll bet it's been too long

    Back in the country
    Now I know you're gonna say
    Back in the country
    Don't you wish that you had stayed

    Back in the country
    Where the roses still grow wild
    Back in the country
    Where you walked those country miles

    © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

  • 03:36 Lyrics Dear Jesse
    Written by: MARK BRINE
    Jesse was a good boy, he didn't mean nobody harm
    He just loved young Ginny with a love that was so strong
    Whatever you are wantin', Ginny, I will fetch for you
    Bring me but a gold ring, I can wear in thoughts of you, just
    Chorus:
    A gold ring, I can wear in thoughts of you, DEAR JESSE (oh)
    Jesse took a pistol from his daddy's woodshed door
    'N went down to the city-near 'n robbed the jewelry store
    In the chase that followed, frightened Jesse killed a man
    'N stole away upon a train with the ring still in his hand
    In the days that followed, a note come with the mail
    With the ring he'd stole for Ginny "Wear it without fail
    Soon there came the news of Jesse's capture 'n return
    Murder first degree 'n death by hanging soon they learned
    Ginny came up to the jail, she came upon his cell
    Jesse made her promise of the ring she'd never tell
    The scaffold holds my true love all my dreams 'n everything
    'N I stand in the shadow clutchin' to dear Jesse's ring
    ©1999 Mark Brine Music (BMI)
  • 02:31 Lyrics New Blue Yodel
    Written by: MARK BRINE
     There's a new blue yodel
     Let me sing it here for you
     There's a new blue yodel
     Let me sing it here for you
     Jimmie Rodgers he done start it
     'N I'm 'a gonna see it through
     Cause the world goes 'round
     'N nuthin' ever really (gonna) change
     'Cause the world goes 'round
     'N nuthin' ever really (gonna) change
     Yeah, its just like one big circle
     It's bound t' come around again
     You know the blues been with us
     Ever since the world began
     Adam and Eve done start it
     Back when the world began
     'N its bound t' still be with us
     When the good Lord He returns again
     It don't matter where you're from
     Its only where ya goin' to
     How can ya go forward
     When you're always lookin' back of you
     Yeah, even Jimmie, he'd tell ya
     Its time t' look t' new
     So, there's a new blue yodel
     Gonna sing it here for you
     Yeah, there's a new blue yodel
     Gonna sing it here for you
     Jimmie Rodgers, he done start it (I know)
     But I'm gonna see it through
    ©1992 Black Pottery Music(BMI)/Rig Rock Songs(BMI)
  • 02:59 Lyrics Light of the World
    Written by: Mark Brine
    You are the light of the world
    You are the light of the world
    The candles in the darkness ...
    God’s word forever harks us (the Lord’s word ever harks us)
    Yes, you are the light of the world
    1. Our duty is to serve Him ... It ain’t somethin’ that we choose
    We were given life thru grace ‘n with it comes our share’s dues
    ‘n what He wants is what’s best for us ... our welfare, His concern
    ‘n in that He commands us to let our love-lite always burn ... yes ...
    2. With all of those around us who are cold and in the dark
    ‘n have lost the light of hope ‘n faith ... It makes it hard t’ start
    But, no matter what the world does ... It all comes back to you
    Yeah, the light you save might be your own, so keep it shinin’ thru ... yes ...
    ©1987 /Mark Brine Music (BMI)
  • 00:45 Bob Perilla's Intro (Dialog)
  • 03:39 Lyrics Wreck on the Highway

    Written by: Dixon 

     

    Who did you say it was brother?
    Who was it fell by the way?
    When whiskey and blood run together
    Did you hear anyone pray?

    CHORUS
    I didn't hear nobody pray, dear brother
    I didn't hear nobody pray
    I heard the crash on the highway
    But, I didn't hear nobody pray

    When I heard the crash on the highway
    I knew what it was from the start
    I went to the scene of destruction
    And a picture was stamped on my heart

    There was whiskey and blood all together
    Mixed with glass where they lay
    Death played her hand in destruction
    But I didn't hear nobody pray

    I wish I could change this sad story
    That I am now telling you
    But there is no way I can change it
    For somebody's life is now through

  • 00:30 Song Intro (Dialog)
  • 03:53 Lyrics The Briley Boys

    Chorus:
    They were the Briley Boys... 'n their name still rings today
    They were the Briley Boys.. 'n for the dead men, they must pay

    They lit out from Mecklenburg... one sunny morn in June
    'n they run like Hell, 'cause they knew too well.. the dogs would chase 'em soon
    James, he was an evil man.. Linwood, just as bad.. the simple souls of eleven men
    had paid with all they had... yeah...

    They were born in Richmond town.. a city of the South
    'n had but little to themselves...'n lived from hand-to-mouth
    scarcely did their Mother know... her son's had turn to crime
    but, when the die was finally cast... its face read 'Killing Time'....

    They were found in Philly Town... hiding in a shack...
    'n they had sworn that no law man.. would ever bring them back..
    But, when the dust had finally cleared.. those brothers laid in chains
    The Law (Lord) will ride in judgment.. 'n they will never kill again...
    ©2000 Bob Perilla- Pigtown Publishing (BMI)

  • 00:19 Song Intro (Dialog)
  • 03:19 Lyrics Whippin' That Ole T.B.

    Written by:  Jimmie Rodgers

     

    De-yodel-ay-ee, oh-lay-ee, oh-de-lee-da-lay-dee

    Listen all you rounders, you ought to be like me
    Don't worry about consumption, even if they call it T.B.

    De-yodel-ay-ee, a-lay-ee, oo-de-lee-da-lay-dee

    T.B., T.B., some say tonic is fine
    You take all your medicine you want, I'll take good liquor for mine

    De-yodel-ay-ee, a-lay-ee, oo-de-lee-da-lay-ee

    Oh, the hospital and the doctor, done everything they could (Lord, Lord)
    Happiness and the sunshine, Lord, it's done me all the good

    De-yodel-ay-ee, a-lay-ee, oo-de-lee-da-lay-ee

    Don't let that old T.B ever get you down (don't let it get you down)
    First they want your insurance, then they want to plant you in the ground

    Oh-de-lee-eee-eee-eee (spoken: play it boy, play that thing)

    Just in your mind your troubles you forgot
    Because good old contentment, it's going to help you a lot

    De-yodel-ay-ee, a-lay-ee, oo-de-lee-da-lay-ee

    Ain't no use to worry, no use to lay down and die
    Cause nine times out of ten ain't nobody will cry

    De-yodel-ay-ee, a-lay-ee, oo-de-lee-da-lay-ee

    © Peer International Corporation

  • 00:06 Song Intro (Dialog)
  • 04:16 Lyrics Road Rage Blues (Horatio's Ride)
    Written by: Mark Brine
    1. ‘Twas in the year of 1903 ... the 23rd day of May
    Dr. Harotio Jackson set out from Frisco by the bay ...
    Yes, it was a fifty dollar wager that had prompted the whole ordeal
    To cross the entire US of A for the first time in an automobile
    2. So, with his trusty dog and mechanic ... Bud and Sewell, respectively
    They headed straight for the East Coast with thick googles on all three
    Yes, in his open-top 2 cylinder ... Winton, they began
    Defying unpaved ‘n dusty, ole roads ... for no highways had yet stretched this land
    3. Up through the Rocky Mountains with no fuel pump for to aide
    Having to drive in reverse up the steep, treacherous, deathly grades
    Then down through the swamps and the barren plains in 2 months time They came ... 
    at last to New York City ‘n to immediate national acclaim
    4. The mad doctor from Vermont ... they had called him before …
    Now a hero in their eyes ... Horatio Nelson Jackson with Bud and Sewell by his side
    Yeah, I guess it just goes to show you ... If you’re patient and you believe
    And keep your eyes set on the prize ... you’re bound to eventually succeed
    5. So, listen all you heated motorists ... yes, you drivers with road rage
    Thank your lucky stars you’re sitting on a road that’s smooth and paved
    And the next time you feel like lashing-out at your neighbor on the road
    Just think of ole Horatio’s ride ‘n it’ll surely lighten your load
    Yes, just think of ole Horatio’s drive ‘n be grateful you’re even on a road!
    ©2008 Miss Rebecca Music (ASCAP)
  • 03:31 Lyrics Factory Boy

    Written by: Mark Brine
    1. You see him, early mornings as he stumbles in sight
    His hat brim pulled down to block the daybreak light
    His paper sack sways as he trudges on
    past the little corner store and then he’s gone
    Chorus:
    Factory boy ... Factory boy
    Got no time for childhood toys
    (2. You got dreams but no time to enjoy ‘cause you’re prisoned)
    (3. You got a dream you long to enjoy)
    Imprisoned in the world of the adult employed
    Oouu ... oouu ... oouu ... factory boy (2x)
    2. Through the chain-linked fence ... Come lunchtime break
    You see his sad face starin’ out lookin’ so forsaked
    The world is slippin’ by ... he turns his head away
    And stumbles ‘cross the yard to resume the working day
    3. In the cool night air, he walks the freight yard tracks
    Headin’ for home ... he never looks back
    He only stares ahead and wishes for the day
    When these winding railroad tracks will lead forever far away.

    ©1986 Miss Rebecca Music (ASCAP) 
  • Lyrics Fortunes

    Written by: OLA BELLE REED

     There are FORTUNES in a life time
     All our money cannot buy
     Like the tiny little snowflake
     Slowly floating down from the sky
     There are wonders never ceasing
     Created by our Master's hand
     But the greatest of all our fortunes
     Its in God's promised land
     Chorus:

     Oh the rich man with all of his money
     All of his silver and all of his gold
     He can’t buy one breath of life
     Or a home for his weary (eternal) soul
     For that is bought and it is paid for (already)
     By the blood of the blessed Lamb
     Yes the greatest of all our fortunes
     Its in God's promised land
     There are fortunes in a teardrop
     There are fortunes in a smile
     In the face of a weary pilgrim
     Or the face of a little child
     There are fortunes right in your Bible
     If you'll read it well then you'll understand
     But the greatest of all our fortunes
     Its in God’s promised land
    © Midstream Music (BMI)
  • 03:17 Lyrics Thank God, Thank God

    Written by: Braxton Schuffert

     

    1. There was a time my soul was lost
    not knowing to me what it would cost
    walking the streets of sin without a goal
    then, Jesus came, one day...'n He washed my sins away
    Thank God, thank God.. He saved my soul

    Chorus:
    Thank God, Thank God.. He promised me
    that I had won the victory
    that my hand He would hold.. as we walked the streets of Gold
    Thank God, Thank God.. He saved my soul

    2. As I walk this road of life... all my sorrows are gone
    I can oft hear the hallelujahs roll...
    for since Jesus came...God bless His Holy name
    Thank God, Thank God.. He saved my soul

    3.Thank God for what you've done
    to send your only Son.. to tell a story that's often been told...
    Yes... To bring His Holy Word... to this ole sinful world
    Thank God, Thank God... He saved my soul...
    ©2000 Mark Brine Music (BMI)

  • 03:20 Lyrics California Blues (Blue Yodel #4)

    Written by: Jimmie Rodgers

     

    Well I'm goin' to California
    Where they sleep out every night
    I'm goin' to California
    Where they sleep out every night
    I'm leaving you, mama
    'Cause you know you don't treat me right

    Let me tell you somethin'
    Mama, that you don't know
    Let me tell you somethin'
    Good gal, that you don't know
    Well, I'm a do right papa
    And got a home everywhere I go

    Yeah, I got the California blues
    And I'm sure gonna leave you here, Lord, Lord
    I got the California blues
    And I'm sure gonna leave you here
    I may ride the blind, I ain't got no railroad fare

    Listen to me, mama
    While I sing this song
    Listen to your daddy
    Sing you this lonesome song
    You got me wearied now
    But I won't be wearied long

  • 03:07 Lyrics Ukelele Yodelin' Blues
    Written by: MARK BRINE

     I'm a ukelele, ya harldy ever hear me these days
     Just a little ukelele, an instrument nobody plays
     So I got these blues, I feel so uke-less these days
     Ukelele-lay-lee, yeah, that's me
     I feel so little, man I feel 'bout two feet tall
     All them other instruments make me feel so small
     Yeah, my ole self-esteem, hardly got any left at all
     (so, I got these)
     Ukelele-nobody plays me blues
     Yes, no one seems t' need me, ain't this music business cruel
     I am obsolete ‘n useless, yeah it’s such a drag bein' so uncool
     'n wouldn't you know it, the only person who'd play me
     is some ole yodelin' fool, so I got these
     (Yeah, I got these) UKELELE YODELIN' BLUES
    ©2000 Mark Brine Music (BMI)
  • 00:28 Song Intro (Dialog)
  • 02:34 Lyrics Fred, the Yodelin' Pig
    Written by:  Mark Brine

     Fred is the yodeling pig
     He yodels everywhere he goes
     You can hear him when he’s in his pen
     Hear him time ‘n time again
     Fred.. the yodeling pig
     Fred left the barnyard one day
     He felt he had to get away
     He traveled to the city
     All dirtied up ‘n gritty
     And he yodeled every step of the way
     ‘Cause Fred is the yodeling pig
     He yodels everywhere he goes
     You can hear him in the city
     All dirtied up ‘n gritty
     Fred the yodeling pig
     While Fred was in the city that day
     He met a big producer from LA
     He said, "Fred, I’ll make you a star
     You’ll be famous near ‘n far
     And you can yodel for your livin’ each day" so
     Fred is the yodeling pig
     He yodels everywhere he goes
     You can hear him on the silver screen
     Or drivin’ in his limousine
     Fred the yodelin' pig
    ©2003 Mark Brine Music (BMI)

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