Pinwheel of Death

Ricky Skaggs


SONGS

Writers Ralph Stanley

Genres Country, Ballad, Bluegrass

Recorded 2007

Lyrics THE SUN
IS SLOWLY SINKING,
THE DAY
IS ALMOST GONE,
THEN DARKNESS
FALLS AROUND US,
STILL
WE MUST JOURNEY ON.

THE DARKEST HOUR IS JUST BEFORE DAWN
THE NARROW WAY
LEADS HOME.
LAY DOWN YOUR SOUL
AT JESUS' FEET,
THE DARKEST HOUR IS JUST BEFORE DAWN.

LIKE A SHEPHERD
OUT ON A MOUNTAIN
WATCHING THE SHEEP
DOWN BELOW,
HE'S COMING BACK
TO CLAIM US
WILL YOU BE READY
TO GO?

THE DARKEST HOUR IS JUST BEFORE DAWN
THE NARROW WAY
LEADS HOME.
LAY DOWN YOUR SOUL
AT JESUS' FEET,
THE DARKEST HOUR IS JUST BEFORE DAWN.
Writers Roy Marcum, Ray Pennington

Genres Country, Classic Country

Recorded 1984

Lyrics TONIGHT MY HEART IS BEATING LOW
AND MY HEAD IS BOWED,
YOU'VE BEEN SEEN WITH MY BEST FRIEND
ON THE OTHER SIDE OF TOWN.
I DON'T MIND THIS WAITING,
DON'T MIND THIS RUN AROUND,
BUT IF YOU'RE GONNA CHEAT ON ME,
DON'T CHEAT IN OUR HOMETOWN.

HOW CAN I STAND UP TO MY FRIENDS
AND LOOK 'EM IN THE EYE?
ADMIT THE QUESTION THAT I KNOW
WOULD BE NOTHING BUT LIES.
YOU SPEND ALL YOUR PAST TIME
MAKING ME A CLOWN,
BUT IF YOU'RE GONNA CHEAT ON ME,
DON'T CHEAT IN OUR HOME TOWN.

NOW THERE ARE NO SECRETS
IN THIS LITTLE COUNTRY TOWN,
EVERYONE KNOWS EVERYONE
FOR MILES AND MILES AROUND.
YOUR BRIGHT EYES AND YOUR SWEET SMILE
ARE DRIVING ME INSANE,
YOU THINK IT'S SMART
TO BREAK MY HEART
AND RUN DOWN MY NAME.

HOW CAN I STAND UP TO MY FRIENDS
AND LOOK 'EM IN THE EYE?
ADMIT THE QUESTION THAT I KNOW
WOULD BE NOTHING BUT LIES.
YOU SPEND ALL YOUR PAST TIME
MAKING ME A CLOWN,
BUT IF YOU'RE GONNA CHEAT ON ME,
DON'T CHEAT IN OUR HOME TOWN.
Writers Ruby Rakes

Genres Country, Classic Country, Bluegrass

Recorded 1999

Lyrics RIDING TONIGHT
IN THE HIGH COLD WIND
ON THE TRAIL
OF THE LONESOME PINE,
THINKING OF YOU,
FEELING SO BLUE,
WONDERING WHY
I LEFT YOU BEHIND.

GET DOWN, BOYS,
GO BACK HOME,
BACK TO THE GIRL YOU LOVE.
TREAT HER RIGHT,
NEVER WRONG
HOW MOUNTAIN GIRLS CAN LOVE.

REMEMBER THE NIGHT
WE STROLLED
DOWN THE LANE?
OUR HEARTS WERE GAY
AND HAPPY THEN.
YOU WHISPERED TO ME
WHEN I HELD YOU SO CLOSE
WE HOPED
THE NIGHT WOULD NEVER END.

GET DOWN, BOYS,
GO BACK HOME,
BACK TO THE GIRL YOU LOVE.
TREAT HER RIGHT,
NEVER WRONG
HOW MOUNTAIN GIRLS CAN LOVE.

THERE'S A LAKE IN THE HILLS
WHERE MY TRUE LOVE GOES,
THAT'S WHEN
SHE'S THINKING OF ME.
WHY I'M NOT THERE
ONLY HEAVEN KNOWS,
HEAVEN KNOWS
THAT'S WHERE I'D RATHER BE.

GET DOWN, BOYS,
GO BACK HOME,
BACK TO THE GIRL YOU LOVE.
TREAT HER RIGHT,
NEVER WRONG
HOW MOUNTAIN GIRLS CAN LOVE.
Writers Carter Stanley

Genres Country, Classic Country, Bluegrass

Recorded 2003

Lyrics OVER YONDER STANDS LITTLE MAGGIE
WITH A DRAM GLASS IN HER HAND.
SHE'S DRINKING AWAY HER TROUBLES
AND A-COURTIN' ANOTHER MAN.

PRETTY FLOWERS
WERE MEANT FOR BLOOMING,
PRETTY STARS
WERE MADE TO SHINE.
PRETTY WOMEN
WERE MADE FOR LOVING
LITTLE MAGGIE
WAS MADE FOR MINE.

LAST TIME I SAW LITTLE MAGGIE
SHE WAS SETTIN'
ON HE BANK OF THE SEA
WITH HER FORTY FOUR AROUND HER
AND A BANJO ON HER KNEE.

LAY DOWN YOUR LAST GOLD DOLLAR,
LAY DOWN YOUR GOLD WATCH AND CHAIN.
LITTLE MAGGIE'S GONNA DANCE FOR DADDY
LISTEN TO THAT OLD BANJO RING.

GO 'WAY, GO 'WAY
LITTLE MAGGIE,
GO AND DO THE BEST YOU CAN.
I'LL GET ME ANOTHER WOMAN,
YOU CAN GET ANOTHER MAN.
Writers Carter Stanley, Ralph Stanley

Genres Country, Americana, Classic Country, Bluegrass

Recorded 1999

Lyrics I GOT A PIG AT HOME IN A PEN
CORN TO FEED 'EM ON,
ALL I NEED IS A PRETTY LITTLE GIRL
TO FEED 'EM WHEN I'M GONE.

GOING ON THE MOUNTAIN
TO SOW A LITTLE CANE,
RAISE A BARREL OF SORGHUM,
TO SWEETEN OLD LIZA JANE.

I GOT A PIG AT HOME IN A PEN
CORN TO FEED 'EM ON,
ALL I NEED IS A PRETTY LITTLE GIRL
TO FEED 'EM WHEN I'M GONE.

YONDER COMES THAT GAL OF MINE,
HOW DO YOU THINK I KNOW?
I KNOW BY THAT GINGHAM GOWN
HANGING DOWN SO LOW.

I GOT A PIG AT HOME IN A PEN
CORN TO FEED 'EM ON,
ALL I NEED IS A PRETTY LITTLE GIRL
TO FEED 'EM WHEN I'M GONE.

DARK CLOUDS ARE RISING,
SURELY A SIGN OF RAIN,
GET YOUR GRAY BONNET ON,
LITTLE LIZA JANE.

I GOT A PIG AT HOME IN A PEN
CORN TO FEED 'EM ON,
ALL I NEED IS A PRETTY LITTLE GIRL
TO FEED 'EM WHEN I'M GONE.

BAKE THEM BISCUITS, LADY,
BAKE 'EM GOOD AND BROWN.
WHEN YOU GET
THEM BISCUITS BAKED
WE'RE ALABAMY BOUND.

I GOT A PIG AT HOME IN A PEN
CORN TO FEED 'EM ON,
ALL I NEED IS A PRETTY LITTLE GIRL
TO FEED 'EM WHEN I'M GONE.

WHEN SHE SEES ME COMING,
SHE WRINGS HER HANDS AND CRIES,
YONDER COMES THE SWEETEST BOY
THAT EVER LIVED OR DIED.

I GOT A PIG AT HOME IN A PEN
CORN TO FEED 'EM ON,
ALL I NEED IS A PRETTY LITTLE GIRL
TO FEED 'EM WHEN I'M GONE.

NOW, WHEN SHE SEES ME LEAVING,
SHE WRINGS HER HANDS AND CRIES,
YONDER GOES THE MEANEST BOY
THAT EVER LIVED OR DIED.

I GOT A PIG AT HOME IN A PEN
CORN TO FEED 'EM ON,
ALL I NEED IS A PRETTY LITTLE GIRL
TO FEED 'EM WHEN I'M GONE.
Writers Carter Stanley

Genres Standard, Country, Classic Country, Bluegrass

Recorded 1982

Lyrics IS IT TRUE THAT I'VE LOST YOU?
AM I NOT THE ONLY ONE?
AFTER ALL THIS PAIN AND SORROW
DARLING,
THINK OF WHAT YOU'VE DONE.

HEART TO HEART,
DEAR, HOW I NEED YOU
LIKE THE FLOWERS
NEED THE DEW;
LOVING YOU
HAS BEEN MY LIFE BLOOD,
I CAN'T BELIEVE
WE'RE REALLY THROUGH.

IS IT TRUE THAT I'VE LOST YOU?
AM I NOT THE ONLY ONE?
AFTER ALL THIS PAIN AND SORROW
DARLING,
THINK OF WHAT YOU'VE DONE.

I LOOK BACK
TO OLD VIRGINIA
WHERE THE MOUNTAINS
MEET THE SKIES;
IN THOSE HILLS
I LEARNED TO LOVE YOU,
LET ME STAY THERE
TILL I DIE.

IS IT TRUE THAT I'VE LOST YOU?
AM I NOT THE ONLY ONE?
AFTER ALL THIS PAIN AND SORROW
DARLING,
THINK OF WHAT YOU'VE DONE.
Writers Carter Stanley, Ralph Stanley

Genres Country, Classic Country, Bluegrass

Recorded 2003

Lyrics OFT I SING
FOR MY FRIENDS
AS DEATH'S COLD HAND
I SEE
WHEN I REACH
MY JOURNEY'S END,
WHO WILL SING ONE SONG
FOR ME?

I WONDER
WHO WILL SING FOR ME
WHEN I CROSS
THAT SILENT SEA,
WHO WILL SING FOR ME?

WHEN FRIENDS
SHALL GATHER AROUND
AND LOOK DOWN
ON ME
WILL THEY TURN
AND WALK AWAY
OR WILL THEY SING
ONE SONG FOR ME?

I WONDER
WHO WILL SING FOR ME
WHEN I'M CALLED
TO THAT SILENT SEA,
WHO WILL SING FOR ME?

SO I'LL SING
UNTIL THE END,
CONTENTED
I WILL BE
ASSURED
THAT SOME FRIENDS
WILL SING ONE SONG
FOR ME.

I WONDER
WHO WILL SING FOR ME
WHEN I COME
TO CROSS
THAT SILENT SEA,
WHO WILL SING FOR ME?