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The Meeting of the Hats (Live)

by Mark Brine & Tom Pomposello

Released 2013
Kjk Recordings
Released 2013
Kjk Recordings
RARE recordings of live performances recorded in Mendrisio, Switzerland in 1993 with the late Tom Pomposello.
  • 00:35 Dialog: Intro (Live)
  • 03:31 Lyrics Lugano Blues (Live)
    Written by: Mark Brine

    1. Hello, Lugano... it sure is nice (2. a treat) just bein' here -(2x)
       I've been lotsa places in this world
       But, there ain't no prettier anywhere...
    2. People are so nice here.. 'n they sure do treat you fine
       yes, People are just so nice here.. just so friendly 'n so kind
       I'm making me a whole bunch'a new memories
       that I plan to be carryin' with me, on down the line
    3. Hello, Hello Lugano.. what a special time it's been...
       bein' here with you
       Yeah, I've been lots of places in this big, ole world...
       But, it's been so nice just bein' here with you....
       'n when I hit the road, in the mornin'...
       I'm sure gonna have... the Lugano Blues
    c1992 Black Pottery Music (BMI)
  • 05:26 Lyrics St. Louis Blues (Live)

    instrumental

  • 00:09 Dialog: Intro to Will the Circle Be Unbroken (Live)
  • 02:32 Lyrics Will the Circle Be Unbroken (Live)

    Written by: A.P. Carter

    I was standing by my window,
    On one cold and cloudy day
    When I saw that hearse come rolling
    For to carry my mother away

    Will the circle be unbroken
    By and by, lord, by and by
    There's a better home a-waiting
    In the sky, lord, in the sky

    I said to that undertaker
    Undertaker please drive slow
    For this lady you are carrying
    Lord, I hate to see here go

    Will the circle be unbroken
    By and by, lord, by and by
    There's a better home a-waiting
    In the sky, lord, in the sky

    Oh, I followed close behind her
    Tried to hold up and be brave
    But I could not hide my sorrow
    When they laid her in the grave

    Will the circle be unbroken
    By and by, lord, by and by
    There's a better home a-waiting
    In the sky, lord, in the sky

    I went back home, my home was lonesome
    Missed my mother, she was gone
    All of my brothers, sisters crying
    What a home so sad and lone

    Will the circle be unbroken
    By and by, lord, by and by
    There's a better home a-waiting
    In the sky, lord, in the sky

    We sang the songs of childhood
    Hymns of faith that made us strong
    Ones that mother Maybelle taught us
    Hear the angels sing along

    Will the circle be unbroken
    By and by, lord, by and by
    There's a better home a-waiting
    In the sky, lord, in the sky

    Will the circle be unbroken
    By and by, lord, by and by
    There's a better home a-waiting
    In the sky, lord, in the sky

    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

  • 00:44 Dialog: Intro to When I Lay My Burden Down (Live)
  • 05:29 Lyrics When I Lay My Burden Down / Circle (Live)
    Traditional
    Glory, glory, hallelujah, when I lay my burdens down,
    Glory, glory, hallelujah, when I lay my burdens down.
    I wanna see, see my father, when I lay my burdens down,
    I wanna see, see my father, when I lay my burdens down.
    Glory, glory, hallelujah, when I lay my burdens down,
    Glory, glory, hallelujah, when I lay my burdens down.
    I wanna see, see my mother, when I lay my burdens down,
    I wanna see, see my mother, when I lay my burdens down.
    Glory, glory, hallelujah, when I lay my burdens down,
    Glory, glory, hallelujah, when I lay my burdens down.
    I wanna see, see my Jesus, when I lay my burdens down,
    I wanna…
    I wanna see, see my Jesus, when I lay my burdens down,
    I wanna see, see my Jesus, when I lay my burdens down.
    Glory, glory, hallelujah, when I lay my burdens down,
    Glory, glory, hallelujah, when I lay my burdens down.
    Glory, glory, hallelujah, when I lay my burdens down,
    Glory, glory, hallelujah, when I lay my burdens down.
  • 00:24 Dialog: Intro to You Gotta Move (Live)
  • 03:30 Lyrics You Gotta Move (Live)
    Written by: Gary Davis / Fred McDowell
    You gotta move
    You gotta move
    You gotta move, child
    You gotta move
    Oh, when the Lord get ready
    You gotta move
    You may be high
    You may be low
    You may be rich, child
    You may be poor
    But when the Lord get ready
    You gotta move
    You see that woman
    Who…
    You see that woman
    Who walks the street
    You see that police
    Upon his beat
    But then the Lord get ready
    You gotta move
    You gotta move
    © Downtown Music Publishing, BMG Rights Management
  • 02:23 Lyrics Blue Yodel (T for Texas) [Live]

    Written by: Jimmie Rodgers

    T for Texas, T for Tennessee
    T for Thelma
    That gal made a wreck out of me.

    O-de-lay-ee-a-lay-ee-o-ly-ee

    If you don't want me mama
    You sure don't have to stall
    If you don't want me mama
    You sure don't have to stall
    'Cause I can get more women
    Than a passenger train can haul.

    I'm gonna buy me a pistol
    Just as long as I'm tall, Lawd, Lawd
    I'm gonna buy me a pistol
    Just as long as I'm tall
    I'm gonna shoot poor Thelma
    Just to see her jump and fall.

    I'm gonna buy me a shotgun
    With a great long shiny barrel
    I'm gonna buy me a shotgun
    With a great long shiny barrel
    I'm gonna shoot that rounder
    That stole my gal.

    Rather drink muddy water
    Sleep in a hollow log
    Rather drink muddy water
    And sleep in a hollow log
    Than to be in Atlanta
    Treated like a dirty dog.

  • 00:22 Dialog: Intro to Needed Time (Live)
  • 06:29 Lyrics Needed Time (Live)
    Written by: Lightnin’ Hopkins
    Jesus will you come by here
    Jesus will you come by here
    Jesus will please you come by here
    Now is a needed time...right
    Now Is a needed time
    Now Is a needed time
    Come if you don't stay long
    Come if you don't stay long
    Come if you don't stay long
    Now Is a needed time
    Now Is a needed time
    Now Is a needed time
    Prayin' for you come by here
    Prayin'  for you come by here
    Jesus won't you come by here?
  • 02:00 Dialog: Train Whistle Blues (Live)
  • 03:24 Lyrics Train Whistle Blues (Live)
    Written by: Elsie Mcwilliams / Jimmie Rodgers
    When a woman gets the blues she hangs her little head and cries
    When a woman gets the blues she hangs her little head and cries
    But when a man gets the blues he grabs a train and rides
    Every time I see that lonesome railroad train
    Every time I see that lonesome railroad train
    It makes me wish I was going home again
    Look a-yonder coming, coming down that railroad track
    Look a-yonder coming, coming down that railroad track
    With the black smoke rolling, rolling from that old smoke stack
    I got the blues so bad till the whole round world look blue
    I…
    I got the blues so bad till the whole round world look blue
    I got the blues so bad till the whole round world looks blue
    I ain't got a dime, I don't know what to do
    I'm weary now, I want to leave this town
    I'm weary now and I want to leave this town
    I can't find a job, I'm tired of hanging around
    © Peermusic Publishing
  • 02:07 Dialog: Intro to Cripple Creek (Live)
  • 03:33 Lyrics Cripple Creek / I Got Mine (Live)

    I got a girl and she loves me
    She’s as sweet as sweet can be
    She’s got eyes of baby blue
    Makes my gun shoot straight and true.
    Goin’ up Cripple Creek goin’ in a run
    Goin’ up Cripple Creek to have some fun.
    Cripple Creek’s wide and Cripple Creek’s deep
    I’ll wade old Cripple Creek before I sleep
    Roll my breeches to my knees
    I’ll wade ol’ Cripple Creek when I please
    I went down to Cripple Creek
    To see what them girls had to eat
    I got drunk and fell against the wall
    Old corn likker was the cause of it all

  • 03:16 Lyrics I'm a Long-Gone Daddy (Live)
    Written by: Hank Williams
    All you want to do is sit around and pout
    And now I got enough and so I'm getting out
    I'm leaving now, I'm leaving now
    I'm a long gone daddy, I don't need you anyhow
    I been in the doghouse so doggone long
    That when I get a kiss I think that something's wrong
    I'm leaving now, I'm leaving now
    I'm a long gone daddy, I don't need you anyhow
    I'll go find a gal that wants to treat me right
    You go get yourself a man that wants to fight
    I'm leaving now, I'm leaving now
    I'm a long gone daddy, I don't need you anyhow
    You start your jaws a-wagging and it never stops
    You never shut your mouth until I blow my top
    I'm leaving now, I'm leaving now
    I'm a long gone daddy, I don't need you anyhow
    I remember back when you were nice and sweet
    Things have changed, you'd rather fight than eat
    I'm leaving now, I'm leaving now
    I'm a long gone daddy, I don't need you anyhow
    I'm a-gonna do some riding on the midnight train
    I'm taking everything except my ball and chain
    I'm leaving now, I'm leaving now
    I'm a long gone daddy, I don't need you anyhow
    © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc
  • 00:13 Dialog: Intro to Baby, Please Don't Go (Live)
  • 07:15 Lyrics Baby, Please Don't Go (Live)
    Written by: Big Joe Williams
    Baby, please don't go
    Baby, please don't go
    Baby, please don't go
    Down to New Orleans, you know I love you so
    Before I be your dog
    Before I be your dog
    Before I be your dog
    I get you way'd out here, and let you walk alone
    Turn your lamp down low
    Turn your lamp down low
    Turn your lamp down low
    I beg you all night long, baby, please don't go
    You know your man down gone
    You know your man down gone
    You know your man down gone
    Down the country farm, with all the shackles on
    You brought…
    You brought me way down here
    You brought me way down here
    You brought me way down here
    'Bout to Rolling Forks, you treat me like a dog
    Baby, please don't go
    Baby, please don't go
    Baby, please don't go
    Down to New Orleans, I beg you all night long
    © BMG Rights Management, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
  • 00:10 Dialog: Intro to Goin' Back Home (Live)
  • 05:02 Lyrics Goin' Back Home (Live)
    Written by: Lightnin’ Hopkines
    Goin' back home, just as soon as God break day
    Goin' back home, just as soon as the good Lord break a day
    Whoa, you know this ain't no place for me
    And I don't think po' Lightnin wanna stay
    Married woman, she the sweetest thing, man, in this world
    Married woman, she the sweetest thing, man, in this world
    You know why I know it? I got one
    Every night she lays in po' Lightnin's arms
    Sometimes, she calls me her little boy
    Listen at me, I calls her my little girl
    Sometimes, she call me her little boy
    Listens at me, sometimes I call her my little girl
    Yes, when that woman go to kiss me
    Po' Lightnin think he's out of this world
  • 01:18 Dialogue: Conclusion (Live)
  • 05:12 Lyrics Amazing Grace (Live)
    Traditional
    Amazing Grace, How sweet the sound
    That saved a wretch like me
    I once was lost, but now am found
    T'was blind but now I see
    T'was Grace that taught my heart to fear
    And Grace, my fears relieved
    How precious did that grace appear
    The hour I first believed
    Through many dangers, toils and snares
    We have already come.
    T'was grace that brought us safe thus far
    And grace will lead us home,
    And…
    Through many dangers, toils and snares
    We have already come.
    T'was grace that brought us safe thus far
    And grace will lead us home,
    And grace will lead us home
    Amazing grace, How Sweet the sound
    That saved a wretch like me
    I once was lost but now am found
    T'was blind but now I see
    Was blind, but now I see.
  • 04:37 Lyrics Blues Dirge for Tom (Pomposello)
    Written by: Mark Brine
    1. What a dear friend, gentle heart you were
       what a tragedy, your loss
       unexpectedly, it fell upon us.. like a premature, too
       early Autumn's Frost
    2. Completely overwhelming.. with a bitter gust of
       chilling heartfelt pain
       stealing cold our inner breath... in a gasp
       we voiced your name...
    Chorus:  Tom... the blues you played on your slide guitar
       the gospel songs you sang...  'n loved, so dearly
       I recall 'n hear them now.. but, they'll never sound the same
       -colored by the mem'ries of all the things we did
       resounding in the vacuum of the times we knew 'n lived
       yes, the times we lived 'n knew... they always bring me back
       to you... oh, Tom
    3. Italy, at the border.. with Norman 'n singin'...
       "When the Moon hits your eye"
       'n that restaurant in Mendrisio.. where we laughed, so hard..
       I thought we'd split our sides
    4. To the mystical St. Martin's.. in the Bethlehem silent
       solemn still
       where, at last, you laid your burden down
       to rest upon that nearby peaceful hill
    c1999 Miss Rebecca Music (ASCAP)

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