Pinwheel of Death

Genres > Bluegrass

Writers Ralph Stanley

Genres Country, Ballad, Movie Song, Classic Country, Bluegrass

Recorded 1958

Lyrics verse 1:
MY LATEST SUN
IS SINKING FAST,
MY RACE
IS NEARLY RUN.
MY STRONGEST TRIALS
NOW ARE PAST,
MY TRIUMPH
HAS BEGUN.

Chorus:
OH COME, ANGEL BAND,
COME AND AROUND ME STAND.
OH BEAR ME AWAY
ON YOUR SNOW WHITE WINGS
TO MY IMMORTAL HOME,
OH BEAR ME AWAY
ON YOUR SNOW WHITE WINGS
TO MY IMMORTAL HOME.

verse 2:
OH BEAR MY LONGING HEART
TO HIM
WHO BLED
AND DIED FOR ME,
WHOSE BLOOD
NOW CLEANSES FROM ALL SIN
AND GIVES ME VICTORY.

Chorus:
OH COME, ANGEL BAND,
COME AND AROUND ME STAND.
OH BEAR ME AWAY
ON YOUR SNOW WHITE WINGS
TO MY IMMORTAL HOME,
OH BEAR ME AWAY
ON YOUR SNOW WHITE WINGS
TO MY IMMORTAL HOME.
Writers Bill Clifton

Genres Country, Instrumental, Bluegrass

Recorded 1957

Lyrics [Instrumental]
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 Hawkshaw Hawkins, Boothe Woodall

Genres Country, Blues, Classic Country, Bluegrass

Recorded 1948

Lyrics I KNOW A NEW BOOGIE
THAT CAN'T BE BEAT,
IT'S MIGHTY LOW DOWN
AND MAKE YOU SHAKE YOUR FEET;
IT'S THE DOG HOUSE BOOGIE
(DOG HOUSE BOOGIE),
IT'S THE DOG HOUSE BOOGIE
(DOG HOUSE BOOGIE);
EVERYBODY'S DOING
THE DOG HOUSE BOOGIE NOW.

NOW I KNOW A WOMAN,
SHE'S EIGHTY-TWO,
I AIN'T FOUND A THING
THAT SHE CAN'T DO;
ABOUT THE DOG HOUSE BOOGIE
(THE DOG HOUSE BOOGIE),
ABOUT THE DOG HOUSE BOOGIE
(THE DOG HOUSE BOOGIE);
EVERYBODY'S DOING
THE DOG HOUSE BOOGIE NOW.

NOW SHE DRINKS WHISKEY
AND SHE DRINKS GIN,
AND SHE PUTS ME
IN THE DOG HOUSE
TIME AND AGAIN;
SHE DOES THE DOG HOUSE BOOGIE
(DOG HOUSE BOOGIE),
THE DOG HOUSE BOOGIE
(DOG HOUSE BOOGIE);
EVERYBODY'S DOING
THE DOG HOUSE BOOGIE NOW.

SHE CAN DO IT LOW DOWN,
SHE CAN DO IT MEAN,
SHE SHAKES AROUND
LIKE A THRASHING MACHINE;
SHE DOES THE DOG HOUSE BOOGIE
(THE DOG HOUSE BOOGIE),
THE DOG HOUSE BOOGIE
(THE DOG HOUSE BOOGIE);
EVERYBODY'S DOING
THE DOG HOUSE BOOGIE NOW!
Writers Wendy Smith, Ralph Stanley

Genres Country, Ballad, Americana, Classic Country, Bluegrass, Spoken Word

Recorded 2014

Lyrics LET ME REST
ON A PEACEFUL MOUNTAIN,
IN THE HILLS
NEAR MY HOME
SWEET HOME.

Recitation:
CARTER, THIS IS YOUR SONG,
THAT WAS YOUR REQUEST.
YOU'RE AT REST NOW
IN THE HILLS
YOU SO OFTEN WROTE ABOUT
AND LOVED SO WELL.
I NEVER DREAMED,
I NEVER THOUGHT,
SO YOUNG,
YOU'D BE CALLED TO REST.
BUT THE MAN
WHO CALLS OUR NUMBER,
SOMEHOW,
YOU FIT INTO HIS PLANS.
I NEVER QUESTIONED HIS DECISION,
FOR I'M ONLY HUMAN,
JUST ANOTHER MAN.
IT WAS HARD
TO GO ON
WITHOUT YOU.
I THOUGHT
I COULD NEVER SING
AND PLAY.
SOMEHOW
I FOUND THE STRENGTH
TO CONTINUE,
I THOUGHT
YOU'D WANT IT
THAT WAY.

NOW WE PLAY
THE SAME OLD PLACES
THAT WE PLAYED TOGETHER,
TRAVEL THE SAME ROADS
MILE AFTER MILE
AFTER MILE.
ALTHOUGH
YOU'RE NO LONGER
WITH US IN PERSON,
YOUR MEMORIES
ARE WITH US
ALL THE WHILE.

I'VE RELIVED OUR LIVES
FROM THE BEGINNING
TO THE END,
SOMETIMES TEN AND TWENTY TIMES
A DAY.
HOW TWO LITTLE BOYS
IN THE HILLS OF HOME
WOULD RUN,
ROMP AND PLAY.

I RECALL
OUR FIRST RADIO SHOW,
OUR FIRST RECORD,
ALWAYS SIDE BY SIDE,
ME AND YOU.
HOW WE WERE ACCEPTED
THROUGHOUT AMERICA
AND MANY FOREIGN LANDS
TOO.

SO CARTER,
IF YOU CAN HEAR ME,
REST IN PEACE
FOR ONE DAY
THIS EARTH
I'LL NO LONGER ROAM,
AND ONCE AGAIN
WE'LL BE TOGETHER,
SIDE BY SIDE,
IN THE HILLS OF HOME.
Alt. Title Barn Yard Banjo Picking

Writers Dave Akeman

Genres Country, Americana, Classic Country, Bluegrass

Recorded 1962

Lyrics HOT CORN, COLD CORN
BRING ALONG THE DEMIJOHN,
HOT CORN, COLD CORN
BRING ALONG THE DEMIJOHN,
HOT CORN, COLD CORN
BRING ALONG THE DEMIJOHN
FARE THEE WELL
UNCLE BILL,
SEE YOU IN THE MORNING,
YES SIR!

WELL, ITS UPSTAIRS DOWNSTAIRS
OUT IN THE KITCHEN,
WELL, ITS UPSTAIRS DOWNSTAIRS
OUT IN THE KITCHEN,
WELL, ITS UPSTAIRS DOWNSTAIRS
OUT IN THE KITCHEN
SEE YOU UNCLE BILL
JUST A-RARING
AND A-PITCHING,
YES SIR!

HOT CORN, COLD CORN
BRING ALONG THE DEMIJOHN,
HOT CORN, COLD CORN
BRING ALONG THE DEMIJOHN,
HOT CORN, COLD CORN
BRING ALONG THE DEMIJOHN
FARE THEE WELL
UNCLE BILL,
SEE YOU IN THE MORNING,
YES SIR!

WELL, ITS OLD AUNT PEGGY
WONT YOU FILL EM UP AGAIN,
WELL, ITS OLD AUNT PEGGY
WONT YOU FILL EM UP AGAIN,
WELL, ITS OLD AUNT PEGGY
WONT YOU FILL EM UP AGAIN
AINT HAD A DRINK
SINCE THE LORD KNOWS WHEN,
YES SIR!

HOT CORN, COLD CORN
BRING ALONG THE DEMIJOHN,
HOT CORN, COLD CORN
BRING ALONG THE DEMIJOHN,
HOT CORN, COLD CORN
BRING ALONG THE DEMIJOHN
FARE THEE WELL
UNCLE BILL,
SEE YOU IN THE MORNING,
YES SIR!

WELL, YONDER COMES THE PREACHER
AND THE CHILDREN ARE A-CRYING,
WELL, YONDER COMES THE PREACHER
AND THE CHILDREN ARE A-CRYING,
WELL, YONDER COMES THE PREACHER
AND THE CHILDREN ARE A-CRYING
CHICKENS A-RUNNING
AND THE TOENAILS A-FLYING,
YES SIR!

HOT CORN, COLD CORN
BRING ALONG THE DEMIJOHN,
HOT CORN, COLD CORN
BRING ALONG THE DEMIJOHN,
HOT CORN, COLD CORN
BRING ALONG THE DEMIJOHN
FARE THEE WELL
UNCLE BILL,
SEE YOU IN THE MORNING,
YES SIR!
Writers Daniel I. Hicks

Genres Country, Pop, Children-Novelty, Bluegrass

Recorded 1966

Lyrics I'VE TALKED TO YOUR MOTHER,
I'VE TALKED TO YOUR DAD,
THEY SAY THEY HAVE TRIED,
BUT ITS ALL IN VAIN,
I'VE BEGGED
AND I'VE PLEADED;
I'VE EVEN GOT MAD,
NOW WE MUST FACE IT,
YOU GIVE ME A PAIN.

HOW CAN I MISS YOU
WHEN YOU WON'T GO AWAY?
I'VE TRIED TELLING YOU
DAY AFTER DAY.
BUT YOU WON'T LISTEN,
YOU ALWAYS STAY
AND STAY,
HOW CAN I MISS YOU
WHEN YOU WON'T GO AWAY?

YOUR NEVER-ENDING PRESENCE
REALLY CRAMPS MY STYLE,
I DREAM
THAT IT WONT STAY
THE SAME.
AT FIRST
I WAS ATTRACTED,
BUT AFTER A WHILE,
HAVE YOU EVER HEARD
OF THE HARD-TO-GET
GAME?

HOW CAN I MISS YOU
WHEN YOU WON'T GO AWAY?
I'VE TRIED TELLING YOU
DAY AFTER DAY.
BUT YOU WON'T LISTEN,
YOU ALWAYS STAY
AND STAY,
HOW CAN I MISS YOU
WHEN YOU WON'T GO AWAY?

OUT OF THREE BILLION PEOPLE,
WHY MUST IT BE ME?
OH WHY,
OH WHY,
WON'T YOU CUT ME LOOSE?
JUST DO ME A FAVOR
AND LISTEN
TO MY PLEA!
I'M NOT
THE ONLY CHICKEN
ON THE ROOST.

HOW CAN I MISS YOU
WHEN YOU WON'T GO AWAY?
I'VE TRIED TELLING YOU
DAY AFTER DAY.
BUT YOU WON'T LISTEN,
YOU ALWAYS STAY
AND STAY,
HOW CAN I MISS YOU
WHEN YOU WON'T GO AWAY?
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 Mack Magaha, Don Reno

Genres Country, Classic Country, Bluegrass, Marriage

Recorded 1956

Lyrics [verse 1]:
THE DAY I MET YOU
MY HEART SPOKE TO ME.
IT SAID TO LOVE YOU
TO ETERNITY.
NOT KNOWING
THAT YOU
WERE ANOTHER'S BRIDE,
I VOWED I'D ALWAYS BE
CLOSE BY YOUR SIDE.

[Chorus]:
YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU
AND I ALWAYS WILL.
I KNOW YOU'RE MARRIED
BUT I LOVE YOU STILL.

[verse 2]:
YOU BROKE A HEART,
DEAR,
THAT WOULD DIE FOR YOU.
I'D GIVE THE WORLD,
DEAR,
TO BELONG TO YOU.
BUT THE GAME IS OVER,
NOW I KNOW I'VE LOST.
MY BROKEN HEART
WILL HAVE TO
PAY THE COST.

[Chorus]:
YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU
AND I ALWAYS WILL.
I KNOW YOU'RE MARRIED
BUT I LOVE YOU STILL.

YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU
AND I ALWAYS WILL.
I KNOW YOU'RE MARRIED
BUT I LOVE YOU STILL.
Writers Alton Delmore, Rabon Delmore, Sydney Nathan

Genres Country, Classic Country, Bluegrass

Recorded 1951

Lyrics verse 1:
I USED TO BE
A HAPPY,
HAPPY MAN,
THERE'S NOT MANY PEOPLE
I CAN UNDERSTAND.
THEY PROMISE YOU THIS
AND THEY PROMISE YOU THAT,
AND WHEN YOU'RE IN TROUBLE
THEY'LL LEAVE YOU FLAT.

Chorus:
I LET THE FREIGHT TRAIN
CARRY ME ON,
I LET THE FREIGHT TRAIN
CARRY ME ON,
I LET THE FREIGHT TRAIN
CARRY ME ON,
BECAUSE THERE AIN'T NO TROUBLE
WHEN YOU'RE RIDING ALONG.

Verse 2:
MY BABY WAS AS SWEET
AS SHE CAN BE
BEFORE SHE CAME
AND MARRIED ME
AS SOON AS SHE GOT ME
IN HER BAG,
SHE TREATED ME
LIKE AN OLD DISH RAG.

Chorus:
I LET THE FREIGHT TRAIN
CARRY ME ON,
I LET THE FREIGHT TRAIN
CARRY ME ON,
I LET THE FREIGHT TRAIN
CARRY ME ON,
BECAUSE THERE AIN'T NO TROUBLE
WHEN YOU'RE RIDING ALONG.

Verse 3:
I HAD A GOOD PAL
BUT HE DONE ME WRONG,
HE TOOK ALL MY MONEY
AND MY SWEETIE ALONG,
I NEVER DID THINK
HE'D CALL ME NAMES
BUT I DON'T WORRY
WITH ME RIDING THE TRAIN.

Chorus:
I LET THE FREIGHT TRAIN
CARRY ME ON,
I LET THE FREIGHT TRAIN
CARRY ME ON,
I LET THE FREIGHT TRAIN
CARRY ME ON,
BECAUSE THERE AIN'T NO TROUBLE
WHEN YOU'RE RIDING ALONG.
Writers Joyce Morris, Jimmie Stanley

Genres Country, Classic Country, Bluegrass

Recorded 2014

Lyrics Chorus:
NO, I'M NOT LIVING,
I ONLY EXIST
HOW MUCH LONGER
CAN I GO ON
LIKE THIS?
YOU'VE BROKEN MY HEART
AND TORTURED MY MIND,
I'VE LOST YOU,
DARLING,
YOU'RE LONG GONE
THIS TIME.

verse 1:
MY HOME YOU HAVE BROKEN,
YOU WRECKED MY YOUNG LIFE,
YOU LEFT ME HERE
ALONE TO CRY.
THESE TEARS
THAT ARE FLOWING
WILL SOON DRY AWAY,
AND SOME DAY,
DARLING,
I KNOW
YOU WILL PAY.

Chorus:
NO, I'M NOT LIVING,
I ONLY EXIST
HOW MUCH LONGER
CAN I GO ON
LIKE THIS?
YOU'VE BROKEN MY HEART
AND TORTURED MY MIND,
I'VE LOST YOU,
DARLING,
YOU'RE LONG GONE
THIS TIME.

verse 2:
I KNEW YOU WERE NO GOOD
RIGHT FROM THE START,
MY FRIENDS ALL TOLD ME
YOU'D BREAK MY HEART.
WHEN YOUR ROAMING
AND RAMBLING DAYS
ARE THROUGH,
YOU'LL PRAY
FOR A LOVE
LIKE I HAD
FOR YOU.

Chorus:
NO, I'M NOT LIVING,
I ONLY EXIST
HOW MUCH LONGER
CAN I GO ON
LIKE THIS?
YOU'VE BROKEN MY HEART
AND TORTURED MY MIND,
I'VE LOST YOU,
DARLING,
YOU'RE LONG GONE
THIS TIME.
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