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Tractor

Chorus
The only truck I got is my tractor
The biggest wheels that you have ever seen
The only truck I got is my tractor
Itís my big one -seater limousine


You’ll often see my driving
Down to the General Store
A great big line of Traffic
Passin’ by my door
Some folks look unhappy
With their one finger salute
I just smile and wave hello
Give my horn a root-toot-toot


Chorus


I took my date last Friday
Down to the Picture show
She gave a little lap-dance
As she waved out my window
It took two hours to get there
For a fifteen-minute ride
A funeral procession
That’s too slow to arrive


Chorus
(Solo)


Bridge
I love my great big Tractor
It’s been so good to me
Travelin down life’s big highways
All across this big country


Next time your stuck behind me
Next time that you feel all mad
Join in and sing this chorus
And maybe things won’t seem so bad



It’s Over Hon


Been wearin these jeans for 5 weeks straight
Haven’t even combed my hair
Brush hasn’t even hit my tooth
Haven’t changed my underwear
The lights been off since we talked last
I can’t get outta bed
Im lyin here with the curtains closed
Cause you’re stuck in my head


Chorus
She said it’s it’s over Hon
We had our share of fun
Don’t make this a big deal
There’s no changin’ how I feel
It’s over Hon
We had us a good run
But I have to say we’re done
It’s over Hon


Haven’t gone out for 5 weeks straight
Haven’t called my friends
They had a funeral for me
Too heart-sick to attend
Papers piled up at my door
Now the landlord he’s been callin
I guess I used to have a job
Now I just sit here ballin’


Chorus/Solo


Bridge
I’m spending my days cryin’
Feelin’ like i’m dyin
My heart is broke beyond repair
When I look around and she’s not there


Been wearin these jeans for 5 weeks straight
Haven’t even combed my hair
My trucks been really good on gas
From sittin’ over there
Nothing seems to matter much
But the hard words that you said
I’m lyin here with the curtains closed
Cause you’re stuck in my head


Chorus


Dirty Old Town


Chorus
It’s a dirty old town
It’s a dirty old town
We’re just living in this dirty old town


Daddy came home, late one night
Smellin like whiskey was a horrible sight
Tripped up the stairs and fell a long way down
Here in theis dirty old town


Becky works a shift down at the big grill
Tending to the taps and servin’ up the swill
Tip Jars full, makes a jingling sound
Here in this dirty old town

Chorus


Bobby owns the table every Saturday night
Hustles all the miners till their pockets get light
Just to keep em happy he buys another round
Here in this dirty old town


Chorus
Solo


It’s last call as the lights come up
The jug monkeys come and fill their cups
Never in a hurry to drink it all down
Here in this dirty old town
No-one knows why, but it always takes place
Some-one starts swinging and hits you in the face
You just got to smile as your head it hits the fround
Well you love this dirty old town


Chorus x2



The Motorcycle Song


Here comes the sun again, caught a Beam in my hand
A peace offering for you
Feeling really high, I think I’m gonna fly
But I don’t know where I’m going to
Heading down the road, ain’t got a heavy load
Left that back at home
I can feel the breeze, The sweet life of ease
Rollin’ Like a rolling stone


INST BREAK


Can’t make the hill, gotta pop another pill
Just to keep me moving on
Tank needs some lead, there’s a truck stop ahead
Fill er up and I’ll be gone
Girl from FLA are you going my way
To the Centre of the sun
Climb on with me , and we’ll go to Tennesee
Gonna promise you some fun


Chorus
Sha la la la la la, When a thorns stuck in your side
Sha la la la la la, Get on your Bike and Ride
Sha la la la la la, This ain’t a life denied
Sha la la la la la, Get on your bike and ride


Raced a train, in the pourin rain
In a nameles Southern State
Sheriff hit his brakes, was more than he could take
So we had to sit and wait
We dropped her there,We said take care
On a drunken Misty Night
She went on her way, to East LA

Chorus
Solo


Just around the bend, on a road that never ends
But will stop you on a dime
Keep the throttle wide,Don’t let it pass you by
Gotta let each moment shine


Chorus


Thought I saw the face of God, Riding on my Honda Hog

Big Red Rooster


When I turned 5 my Daddy gave me
A Big Red rooster proud as can be
I hated that thing from the very start
Cause he’d wake you up when it was dark


A chicken wire coop was where he stayed
Strutting around while the fat hens laid
A mean little bugger was a son of a gun
He’d chase you down in the morning sun


Chorus
He was red and tall, held a fighters Stance
Peck out your eyes, If he was given the chance
Best thing to do if he came your way,
Take a shovel to his head and run away
Had fire in his eyes, he was tough and mean
Sharpest claws that I’ve ever seen
Ya better watch out, hell ya better not cross
That Big Red Rooster


Turned 18 and I got a thirst
Drank all night I was feeling the worst
Just when my head came back to the ground
That Big Red Rooster started making his sound


Chorus


Now I’m old and the farm is mine
I work real hard from 6 to nine
Some things come and some things change
But that Big Red Rooster’s still the sam


Chorus


Brother You Can Depend On Me


Brother, you can depend on me
Brother you can depend on me
If you need some money from my pocket, yeah you got it
Brother, you can depend on me


Brother I’ll be your helpin hand
Brother I’ll be your helpin hand
If your life’s a mess, I can help you where I can
Brother I’ll be your helping hand


CHORUS
The alley you call home ain’t much to look at
The north wind blows and chills ya to the bone
Wouldn’t want to wear the shoe’s your wearin’ my friend
Just take mine, got another pair at home


Brother, I’ll be there as a friend
Brother, I’ll be there as a friend
On me you can depend, it’s my heart I can lend
Brother, I’ll be there as a friend


SOLO
CHORUS


Brother, I’ll help you if you fall
Brother, I’ll help you if you fall
If your down on your luck, you’re back’s up against the wall
Brother, I’ll help you if you fall

Brother, you can depend on me
Brother you can depend on me
If you need some money from my pocket, yeah you got it
Brother, you can depend
Brother, you can depend
Brother, you can depend on me


It Don’t Bother Me


My old red truck gave up the ghost
It don’t bother me like it bothers other folks
It don’t bother me
My cupboards bare, and my fridge is broke
But the food I grow it keeps me off the ropes
It don’t bother me
I don’t let nothing bring me down
Got a good life above the ground
It don’t bother me


My clothes all come from Sally-Ann
I guess they were all worn by another man
It don’t bother me
My rubber boots still fit me well
Feet stay dry, with my pants down, you can’t tell
It don’t bother me
I don’t let nothing bring me down
Got a good life above the ground
It don’t bother me


Chorus
It don’t bother me, what you did last night
Cause I don’t know you, and that’s allright
It don’t bother me
It don’t bother me, That you didn’t call
Don’t got a phone,and that’s not all
Well can’t you see, It don’t bother me


Late for work, what can I say
My left thumbs sore from hitching every day
It don’t bother me
Boss shakes his head, and walks on by
I work real hard, cause I’m that kind of guy
Nothing bothers me
Don’t let nothing bring me down
A real good life above the ground
When trouble comes, I turn around
It don’t bother me


Chorus/Solo


Living alone some say is sad
I chose this life, it really ain’t all bad
Nothing bothers me
My Radio for company
Me and my dog and the CBC
Nothing else a man could need


Chorus


The Blazing Elwoods


My Brother gave me this here flat top
Broken strings and dusty, lookin’ tired
I practiced in that basement bedroom
Trying to figure out this here guitar
Pretty good at playin 3 chords then
Got pretty bored of playin’ alone
Dreampt of the band I’d play in
Bigger than The Beatles or the Stones


I walked past this brown stone building
Hypnotized by country-ific sounds
A bass was thumpin to a rhythm
That only two brothers could lay down
Joey was the drummer
Pepper was the bassist’s name
Would you join the Blazing Elwoods now?
Both them fellahs said that they’d be game


Solo


Heard her on the Christian Radio
Workin part-time for the Lord
Met her at the bar I frequent
Jamming to a song on her keyboard
She said hello my name is Sarah
I said would you like to be in my band
It will be called The Blazing Elwoods
For no reason we could understand


SOLO


Donny’s a fiddle player
Spent some time in Tennesee
Playin with the good bad and the Ugly
Sometime he plays in a band with me..


SOLO


We are The Blazing Elwoods
We hope you dig the tunes we play
Clap your hands and sing along now
We’re sure to make you feel okay

 

Aberdeen


Chorus
That old barn out in Aberdeen
Now fallin’ to the ground
Hold’s so many memories
For those still left around


The Johnson’s made a little stage
‘Bout two feet off the ground
They swept that barn floor whistle clean
For the neighbors in the town
The hayloft was all organized
To make a balcony
They moved the John Deer tractor out
Makin’ room for company


Chorus


Johnny takes his fiddle out
Mark brings his Mandoln
Harry Play’s accordion
And he brings it just in case
Harvey practiced on his harp
In the fields all day
Hoping he would get his chance
To show how he can play


(FULL CHORUS)
That Old Barn out in Aberdeen
Now Fallin’ to the ground
Hold’s so many Memories
For those still left around
The centre of the universe
For close to a hundred years
A kinder gentler happy place
That’s long since disappeared


Solo


At eight o’clock the barn is full
With folks from all around
The Pastor really cuts a rug
When he hears that country sound
The ladies dress like southern belles
And the guys like gentlemen
They all dances into the night
Doesn’t matter if their kin


Don’t Sell The Car


Chorus
Mama, please mama
Now don’t sell the car
It’s got lots of miles but it took us this far
The road has been rough and our tires need a change
Rollin’ on down this old country lane


I see the paint’s fadin from years in the sun
The seats are well worn, now there’s stitchin to be done
But we can still get there, cause in Dodge I trust
But now it just sits there all covered in dust


Chorus


I know she’s not firin’ on eight cylinders
Coughin and sputterin’ when ignition occures
How would you feel after forty-one years
To be sold down the river, for a warm case of beer


Chorus
(Solo)


Mama please mama, now don’t sell the car

J’ai Poigne Un Gros Poisson


CHORUS
J’ai poigne un gros poisson
Sous la glace dans ma maison
L’amitie est tres profonde
Il y a de la place pour tous le monde

Frank et ‘Chard et Jean-Marie
Jaques et Gil et ma famille
Sur leurs skidoo, ils arrivent
Les cousins et les amis


Chorus


Le dore nous est tres chers
Les perchaudes nous tombent ses nerfs
Le brochet est gros et fort
Il brise la ligne pendant quíon dort


Chorus
(Solo)


ALT That Didn't Make it :)

Nous rions a tout nos histoire
On ce souviendra de ce soire
On est sous on boit en chante
On reste debut jusquía une-heure trante
Qaund le beau soleil se leve
On sait q’la fin de semaine s’acheve
On a tous de la peinne
Au-re-voire a la prochaine