Released
2001-07-22
with JimJim & the FatBoys

Lyrics

JimJim & the FatBoys
2001-07-15
Lightning Hopkins

Lyrics

I used to have a gal, she was little and low She used to love me but she don't no mo' she just.... Bottle up and go, just bottle up and go Listen to me tell ya, tell ya, ya Bottle up and go. I went downtown to have a little fun, Up stepped a sheriff with a big shotgun he said, "Ya Bottle up... I know a woman she lives way upstairs She makes her living by putting on airs, she just... A nickel is a nickel, a dime is a dime You shake yours and baby I'll shake mine, ya just...
JimJim & the FatBoys
2001-07-15
Jeff Lilley & Steve Eulberg
JimJim & the FatBoys
2001-07-15
JIm Pierce & Jeff Lilley

Story

Well, the song is the story!

Lyrics

I was sittin' here at Winfield, drinkin' beer and eatin' dogs Thinkin', Boy I've got that bull right by the horns When distinctly from the trailer, on the phone Old Liz was wailing: "Gary, Hon, the car is making a funny noise." Chorus "What... the... hell do you want me to do? I'm a hundred miles away from there, and all you do is stew I can't fix that thing from here, dear, call a neighbor, call a friend What the hell do you want me to do? Thinkin' maybe she had heard me, It distressed me as she held the phone outside "Gary," she replied, "honey can't you hear that whine?" I said, "Yes, my dear, I think it's mostly you." Chorus "You don't love me," she replied. "Sure I do," I said, [I lied] "But my arms don't reach that far to fix your car" She was sobbin' on the phone, beggin' me to come on home And I sang these words to her from afar: On the way back home from Winfield, out on Highway 35 My old pickup started steamin' from the hood I called home to get assistance, But Old Liz said, "You're Long Distance!" And what's when I heard her issue this reply: What... the... hell do you want me to do? I'm a hundred miles away from there, and all you do is stew I can't fix that thing from here dear, call the auto club, call Steve What the hell do you want me to do? What the hell do you want me to do?
JimJim & the FatBoys
2001-07-15
Steve Eulberg

Story

Kansas City's got some hot summer Sunday mornings...even the preacher wants to go fishin'!

Lyrics

Woke up this mornin' Sweat was runnin' from my brow (x2) Well, I got myself up, I don't know how Haul myself off to the church somehow Chorus I've got the Sticky, Sweaty, Summer Morning Sunday School Blues. All my neighbors gone fishing Well, I'm going fishin', too. (x2) Jesus got me on a fishin' rendezvous Fishin' for people like me & you I've got the Sticky, Sweaty, Summer Morning Sunday School Blues.
JimJim & the FatBoys
2001-07-15
Jim Babcock

Story

Inspired by the Kansas State Legislature, which ended a moratorium on the death penalty.

Lyrics

Still Dead. Day after day I am dead. I did not do the crime, but I'm doin' lots of time; Still dead. Still dead. Year after year I am dead. You made a mistake, my eternal fate Is dead. Chorus I am dead, I am dead, I am dead, for a long, long time. I am dead, I am dead, I am dead, for a long, long time. And because I'm dead, you think I don't even mind. Still dead. Decade after decade I am dead. Celestial rehabilitation's just a fabrication. I'm dead. Still dead. Century after century I am dead. Electric chair therapy really sets me free. Real dead. Chorus Still dead. Millenium after Millenium I'm dead. I've got a reprieve and I would be free, But I'm dead. Still dead. I wake up every day and I am dead. You made a mistake, my eternal fate, Is dead. Chorus Still dead.
JimJim & the FatBoys
2001-07-15
Traditional English
JimJim & the FatBoys
2001-07-15
Steve Eulberg

Story

It's hard being separated from one that you love, but the reunion--ooh wee!

Lyrics

My woman, my woman, she holds me, oh, so tight .....she makes me feel alright ....when she is out of my sight I just wake up cryin' in the middle of the night. My woman, my woman, she keeps me warm at night .....with her eyes alight .....she makes my life so bright I just wake up smilin' in the middle of the night.
JimJim & the FatBoys
2001-07-15
Bill Staines ©Mineral River Music

Lyrics

O the night was clear and the stars were shining And the moon came up, so quiet in the sky And the people gathered 'round and the band was a-tuning I can hear them now playin "Comin' thru the Rye" You were dressed in blue and you looked so lovely Just a gentle flower of a small town girl You took my hand and we stepped to the music And with a single smile you became my world. Chorus And we danced all night to the fiddle and the banjo Their drifting tunes seemed to fill the air So long ago, but I still remember When we fell in love at the Roseville Fair. Now we courted well and we courted dearly And we'd rock for hours in the front porch chair Then a year went by from the time that I met you And I made you mine at the Roseville Fair. Chorus So here's a song for all the lovers And here's a tune that they can share May they dance all night to the fiddle and the banjo The way we did at the Roseville Fair.
JimJim & the FatBoys
2001-07-15
Jim Babcock

Story

A Mountain Dulcimer Quartet
JimJim & the FatBoys
2001-07-15
James A. Peterson

Lyrics

I was over in East Texas 'round Jefferson town They had no catfish, so I turned around, Chorus Well the fish ain't bitin' the fish ain't bitin' no more. Well they're takin' up the catfish and grindin' up their bones. Reverend Warren got himself a catfish farm Said, "Put the worm on the hook and let the line on down." Chorus Red River runs deep, Red River runs wide See my baby on the other side, Chorus Call your lawyer on the telephone Tell'em you're leavin' Texas on the next Greyhound, Chorus
JimJim & the FatBoys
2001-07-15
Jeff Lilley

Lyrics

Silent night, Holy Night Silent night, Holy Night Where's the baby cryin'? Is his mother dyin'? Has the world lost all it's light? Chorus Ring the Bell, light up the tree Announce the year of Jubilee Hark the herald angels sing This child still seeks the newborn king. Silent Child, Holy Child Silent Child, Holy Child Sweet and broken promise Darkness swallows laughter Once you played so sweet and mild Chorus Mary's Child, Holy Child Mary's Child, Holy Child Come to break the silence Bring light to this darkness Sing a song eternal life Chorus Silent night, Holy Night Silent night, Holy Night Where's the baby cryin'? Is his mother dyin'? Has the world lost all it's light? Chorus
JimJim & the FatBoys
2001-07-15
Traditional Welsh & JS Bach
JimJim & the FatBoys
2001-07-15
Jeff Lilley

Story

Living land-locked leads to some sweet sea dreams!

Lyrics

Open Water makes me happy As long as I'm with you, my friend Moonless nights out on the water Are nearly heaven, partly Zen. Chorus So cut the anchor loose and trim the jib up hard We're on a journey to the center of the stars Pour a rum or twelve-year Scotch for two We'll dream we fin'lly left our living room Tropic seas and mile-long beaches wait On the flip-side of our dreams Come on, babe, let's take the kids and run From this stale midwestern scene Bridge: It's not too late to shed convention To take a risk and let it go Make a break for warmer waters Drink some rum and let it blow Chorus Open water makes me happy But open fields are all I see Sittin' here inside my living room Watchin' Oprah on TV. Chorus
JimJim & the FatBoys
2001-07-15
Thomas A Dorsey ©Unichappell Music

Lyrics

Like a ship that's tossed and driven, Battered by angry sea When the storms of life are ragin', and their fury falls on me I wonder what I have done, that makes this race so hard to run? Then I say to my soul, "Take courage!" The Lord will make a way somehow Chorus You know the Lord will make a way somehow the Lord will make a way somehow I say to my soul, "Take courage!" The Lord will make a way somehow Try to do my best in service, try to live the best I can When I choose to do the right thing, evil's present on every hand I look up and wonder why that good fortune seems to pass me by Then I say to my soul, "Be patient!" The Lord will make a way somehow Chorus You know the Lord will make a way somehow the Lord will make a way somehow I say to my soul, "Be Patient!" The Lord will make a way somehow Often there's misunderstanding out of all the good I try to do Go to friends for consolation, I find them complainin', too. So many nights I toss in pain wonderin' what the day will bring But I say to my heart, "Don't you worry!" The Lord will make a way somehow Chorus You know the Lord will make a way somehow the Lord will make a way somehow I say to my soul, "Don't you worry!" The Lord will make a way somehow