Song of the Mountains

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Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver have multiple Grammy, Dove, ICM, IBMA and SPBGMA Award nominations, and are winners of IBMA’s Vocal Group of the Year with the most recent win in 2018.

AIRED: August 17, 2019 | 0:56:46
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of our region's musical heritage.

["Cherokee Shuffle" by Gerald Anderson]

- Hello, folks, welcome back to Song of the Mountains.

I'm your host, Tim White.

Tonight we feature a true fan of the program.

Doyle Lawson has graced our stage many times,

and he always wants to come back

to the Lincoln Theatre to help support our show.

Now Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver have multiple Grammy,

Dove, ICM, IBMA, and SPBGMA Award nominations,

and winners of IBMA's Vocal Group of the Year,

with a most recent win in 2018.

Now Doyle always surrounds himself

with some the best talent around,

and has some new faces to showcase for us this evening.

A true showman, backed by the best band around.

On the stage of the Lincoln Theatre

we bring back, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver.

[lively bluegrass music playing]

♪ There's a trunk full of photographs ♪

♪ Won't let me forget

♪ Why the road I'm on is on the field ♪

♪ I got heartaches ridin' shotgun ♪

♪ Back seat's full of lonesome

♪ It's your memory behind the wheel ♪

♪ Drivin' it home, made a bad mistake ♪

♪ Drivin' it home, I drove you away ♪

♪ You ain't comin' back again

♪ I know how big a fool I've been ♪

♪ Baby you were right and I was wrong ♪

♪ Your memory keeps drivin' it home ♪

[lively bluegrass music playing]

♪ Just when I think I've cleared my head ♪

♪ Think I'll finally get some rest ♪

♪ Well he knows just what to do ♪

♪ He starts singin' in the dark ♪

♪ I start wondering where you are ♪

♪ The cold rain starts pounding on my roof ♪

♪ Drivin' it home

♪ While I'm sad and blue

♪ Drivin' it home

♪ What I did to you

♪ You ain't comin' back again

♪ I know how big a fool I've been ♪

♪ Baby you were right and I was wrong ♪

♪ Your memory keeps drivin' it home ♪

[lively bluegrass music playing]

♪ Drivin' it home, made a bad mistake ♪

♪ Drivin' it home, I drove you away ♪

♪ You ain't comin' back again

♪ I know how big a fool I've been ♪

♪ Baby you were right and I was wrong ♪

♪ Your memory keeps drivin' it home ♪

♪ You ain't comin' back again

♪ I know how big a fool I've been ♪

♪ Baby you were right and I was wrong ♪

♪ Your memory keeps drivin' it home ♪

[audience cheering and applauding]

[lively bluegrass music playing]

♪ Honey bees are gonna be hummin' ♪

♪ Guitar strings are gonna be strummin' ♪

♪ When I'm back in my baby's arms again ♪

♪ Happy wheels are gonna be turnin' ♪

♪ Flames of love are gonna be burnin' ♪

♪ When I'm back in my baby's arms again ♪

♪ No more tears are gonna be fallin' ♪

♪ I done heard my true love a callin' ♪

♪ Open arms are waiting yonder 'round the bend ♪

♪ Rivers of honey are gonna be flowin' ♪

♪ Big sweet flowers are gonna be growin' ♪

♪ When I'm back in my baby's arms again ♪

[lively bluegrass music playing]

♪ Voice of love is gonna be talkin' ♪

♪ Hand in hand we're gonna be walkin' ♪

♪ When I'm back in my baby's arms again ♪

♪ Big old swings are gonna be swingin' ♪

♪ Water springs are gonna be springin' ♪

♪ When I'm back in my baby's arms again ♪

♪ No more tears are gonna be fallin' ♪

♪ I done heard my true love callin' ♪

♪ Open arms are waiting yonder 'round the bend ♪

♪ Rivers of honey are gonna be flowin' ♪

♪ Big sweet flowers are gonna be growin' ♪

♪ When I'm back in my baby's arms again ♪

[lively bluegrass music playing]

♪ No more tears are gonna be fallin' ♪

♪ I done heard my true love callin' ♪

♪ Open arms are waiting yonder 'round the bend ♪

♪ Rivers of honey are gonna be flowin' ♪

♪ Big sweet flowers are gonna be growin' ♪

♪ When I'm back in my baby's arms again ♪

♪ When I'm back in my baby's arms again ♪

[audience cheering and applauding]

[bluegrass music playing]

♪ What am living for

♪ If not for you

♪ What am I living for

♪ If not for you

♪ What am living for

♪ If not for you

♪ Oh, nobody else,

♪ Nobody else will do

♪ What am I longing for

♪ Each lonely night

♪ To feel your lips to mine

♪ To hold you tight

♪ You'll be the only girl

♪ My whole life through

♪ Oh, nobody else

♪ Nobody else will do

♪ I want you close to me

♪ That's all I know

♪ I want you all the time

♪ 'Cause darling I love you so

♪ What am I living for

♪ If not for you

♪ What am I living for

♪ If not for you

♪ What am I living for

♪ If not for you

♪ Baby nobody else

♪ Nobody else will do

[bluegrass music playing]

♪ I want you close to me

♪ That's all I know

♪ I want you all the time

♪ 'Cause darlin' I love you so

♪ What am I living for

♪ If not for you

♪ What am I living for

♪ If not for you

♪ What am I living for

♪ If not for you

♪ Baby nobody else

♪ Nobody else will do

♪ Baby nobody else

♪ Nobody else will do

[audience cheering and applauding]

Thank you all!

Oh, thank you so much, and a great big howdy

to you folks who are out there watching us.

So glad you came to be with us.

Hope that you'll enjoy our brand of bluegrass,

and a little bit of gospel music thrown in along the way.

Been a good night so far hasn't it?

My gracious, we're live!

And it's nice and dry in here.

It's the weather out there, a little bit.

Somebody said there was a 80% chance of rain

and I looked out there a while ago

and I got off the bus and it was 100% all the way.

[audience laughing]

Almost 11 years this young man's been traveling with me

playin' the dobro, and singing base

and harmonies with groups here and there,

and we're mighty proud of him.

He just happens to be the reigning

IBMA Dobro Player of the Year.

Would you make welcome Josh Swift!

[audience cheering and applauding]

- Thanks!

- And the last six years or so

playing the five string banjo crowd,

he's turned into a favorite everywhere we go,

Mr. Joe Dean still holding down the banjo duties

on the banjo, yes sir!

[audience applauding and cheering]

On the guitar from the great state of North Carolina

playin' and singin' his heart out Mr. Dustin Pyrtle!

[audience cheering and applauding]

On the base, great singer/songwriter,

and I'm mighty proud to have him as a part of the team,

he's a new papa, he's got a new little baby boy.

The fact is he's growin' so fast

he drove him up to the bus today!

[audience laughing]

Eli was asleep.

- He drives about like you do too!

- Really? [audience laughing]

Oh, he's got two speeds, stop and wide open.

- Yeah, that's right! - All right,

that ain't too bad.

That's Eli Johnston on the base, all right?

[audience cheering and applauding]

Last but not least our fiddle player,

we think is one of the premier fiddlers

of today, mighty proud of him.

From Seattle Washington, Mr. Stephen Burwell

is playing the fiddle! [audience applauding]

Here's another new song

from the latest recording, one called Derailed!

- One, two, three, four.

[bluegrass music playing]

♪ We said goodbye at the union station ♪

♪ And we went our separate ways ♪

♪ And I thought I could forget you ♪

♪ And find better dreams to chase ♪

♪ Tried only thinkin' about tomorrow ♪

♪ Always thinking straight ahead ♪

♪ If my mind could keep on racing ♪

♪ There'd be no more tears to shed ♪

♪ My train of thought jumps the track ♪

♪ Every time you cross my mind

♪ Like it or not I'm looking back ♪

♪ At the one I left behind

♪ 10,000 miles down the line

♪ Your memory's still hot on my trail ♪

♪ Every time I think of you I get derailed ♪

[lively bluegrass music playing]

♪ Every time I get to thinkin'

♪ That I miss you a little less ♪

♪ I pull out of one more station ♪

♪ On that memory express

♪ Where at the end of every tunnel ♪

♪ And over every bridge I cross ♪

♪ Dreams of you still lie in waiting ♪

♪ To remind me of what I've lost ♪

♪ My train of thought jumps the track ♪

♪ Every time you cross my mind

♪ Like it or not I'm looking back ♪

♪ At the one I left behind

♪ 10,000 miles down the line

♪ Your memory's still hot on my trail ♪

♪ Every time I think of you I get derailed ♪

[lively bluegrass music playing]

♪ My train of thought jumps the track ♪

♪ Every time you cross my mind

♪ Like it or not I'm looking back ♪

♪ At the one I left behind

♪ 10,000 miles down the line

♪ Your memory's still hot on my trail ♪

♪ Every time I think of you I get derailed ♪

♪ Every time I think of you I get derailed ♪

[bluegrass music playing]

Plum off the track! [audience applauding]

Thank you all so much!

[audience cheering and applauding]

Think of this from our latest CD, Life is a Story,

and for some reason we still have fascinations

with trains in bluegrass and country music,

and that was one that was so fast

it ran plum off the rail, I believe!

Well Josh we've been braggin' about

your award that you got, and he's also playin'

a new signature model dobro or resophonic guitar, excuse me.

Show 'em what I'm talkin' about there old buddy!

[laughing mildly with audience]

Well no, not you, you're pretty visible!

But anyway, isn't that pretty?

Look at that.

Yeah, that's the purple people eater! [audience laughing]

- That's not what I call it!

- What's that? - That's not what I named it.

- Oh, I'm sorry, what did you--

- I named it my favorite name in the whole wide world--

- Dad! - Doyle!

- I love you Doyle! - Thank you Josh.

- I wasn't talkin' to you! [audience laughing]

- Hear that Josh, he ain't talkin' to us.

[audience laughingly mildly]

This is a good instrumental

written by a fella, another Josh,

that they introduced the dobro to the world of bluegrass.

Mr. Josh Graves, we call him uncle Josh or Buck Graves,

and he wrote this a long, long time ago.

Now it's a toe-tapper,

if you feel like dancin', please don't.

[audience laughing] Just kidding.

Just need a Foggy Mountain Rock Josh! [audience cheering]

- One, two, three.

[lively bluegrass music playing]

Josh Swift on the dobro, Foggy Mountain Rock!

[audience cheering and applauding]

Here's a ballad and we're gonna feature our guitar player

Mr. Dustin Pyrtle on, also from the latest recording.

And from the country world, and one of my favorite singers

was the late George Jones.

I always loved George's singin' 'cause he was pure country.

Loved it.

Hope that you'll like our version of one

that he wrote and recorded a long time ago.

Make welcome Dustin Pyrtle

as he sings for you, Love Lives Again.

[mellow country music playing]

♪ I never dreamed for a minute

♪ That I'd ever have this chance ♪

♪ To hold you

♪ To kiss you again

♪ I thought that you were gone forever ♪

♪ But at last here we stand

♪ Now there's happiness in my world ♪

♪ 'Cause love lives again

♪ Well it would take me a lifetime ♪

♪ To explain the way it feels

♪ To lose love

♪ Then have love again

♪ You look as warm as I remember ♪

♪ Come to me and take my hand

♪ You'd bring happiness to my world ♪

♪ 'Cause love lives again

♪ You look so good

♪ And feel so good

♪ Darlin'

♪ You may be hungry

♪ For love

♪ But I've been starvin'

♪ If I could live beyond forever ♪

♪ I'd never feel this good again ♪

♪ Now there's happiness

♪ In my world

♪ 'Cause love lives again

[mellow country music playing]

♪ You look so good and feel so good ♪

♪ Darlin'

♪ You may be hungry

♪ For love

♪ But I've been starvin'

♪ If I could live

♪ Beyond forever

♪ I'd never feel this good again ♪

♪ Now there's happiness

♪ In my world

♪ 'Cause love lives again

♪ Now there's happiness

♪ In my world

♪ 'Cause love lives again

[audience cheering and applauding]

Dustin Pyrtle!

Love Lives Again.

Well I'll tell you what, I hope all that rain out there

does somethin' for the pollen.

I went out the other day,

I've been having some work done to my house

and I had to park my car, I had to put it out of the garage.

I went out and I thought somebody had traded cars with me

'cause the red car I pulled out there

was green when I went back to get it.

And it's wearin' me out!

- We found a little horse.

- A little horse, yeah. - I'm a little pony myself.

[audience lightly laughing]

- He's just a boy, yes all right.

Reached back in the archives of the music

I've recorded over the years and I found one

that we haven't been doing except on occasion.

It was written by a real famous bluegrass singer,

Gene Autry.

Now stay with me, I tell him you gotta figure him out, okay?

You don't know where I'm goin'.

Say howdy to all you folks up in the balcony,

it's good to have you all with us.

[audience cheering and applauding]

They're surprised I can see that far,

but I know you're there, 'cause--

- He's got Cadillacs in his eyes--

- Oh let's do one called, I'll Be True, Joe?

[bluegrass music playing]

♪ Don't you worry about me when we're not together ♪

♪ I'll be true while you're gone ♪

♪ You can count on me in all kinds of weather ♪

♪ I'll be true while you're gone ♪

♪ I'll keep a light burnin' bright in the window ♪

♪ It will guide you wherever you roam ♪

♪ Don't you worry about me when we're not together ♪

♪ I'll be true while you're gone ♪

[lively bluegrass music playing]

♪ You can always depend on me 'till the end dear ♪

♪ I'll be true while you're gone ♪

♪ I'll be waiting and hoping for your return dear ♪

♪ I'll be true while you're gone ♪

♪ No matter how far away you may wander ♪

♪ Your sweet memory will live on ♪

♪ Don't you worry about me when we're not together ♪

♪ I'll be true while you're gone ♪

[lively bluegrass music playing]

♪ No matter how far away you may wander ♪

♪ Your sweet memory will live on ♪

♪ Don't you worry about me when we're not together ♪

♪ I'll be true while you're gone ♪

[audience applauding]

Hey, I'm Doyle Lawson, and we're here in Marion, Virginia,

at the historic Lincoln Theatre

for another show on the Song of the Mountains.

And we're glad to be a part of it.

I think it's about the fifth time, four, five,

I wanna say five, but the guys now,

we always have a good time.

The crowds are always really responsive

and I know it's a televised, syndicated show,

and we are concerned about that.

But really the people that come and attend the show,

that helps us

transcend what we're trying to do for the camera.

If you got a live audience it's easier to work

than being in just a stark studio with nothin' going' on.

But the guys and I are glad to be back,

and it's gonna be a good show tonight.

My hero is the father of bluegrass music.

Here's a tune that he recorded

and I wanna hear Stephen play it.

One called Ashland Breakdown.

[lively bluegrass music playing]

Stephen Burwell!

[audience cheering and applauding]

Thank you so much, mighty talent there Stephen!

Wish I could afford to pay you

for all you're doin' tonight, that's good!

Well we like we do some gospel music,

we always try to include gospel music in our program.

[audience cheering and applauding]

And we haven't been doing this song but it's on

the latest gospel CD, the Burden Bearer CD.

But this one that we hadn't been doin',

thought we'd better try it since it went to number one!

[audience laughing mildly] Maybe we ought not sing it

and it'd get there quicker, I don't know!

Okay, do y'all remember Arthur guitar boogie Smith

from down in Charlotte, North Carolina?

Arthur Smith, everybody remember Arthur?

[audience applauding] Arthur was a great guy, he really was,

And he was a great writer,

and singer and picker, and you're fired! [audience laughing]

- Now you've had the same band for,

like coming up on four years.

- Say what are you doin' with those?

My hair is so thin I got eyes in the back of my head

I can see everything! [audience laughing]

- No I think your hair looks good today Doyle.

It's just too bad you left it

on the tour bus outside. [audience laughing]

- Well I wish you had more

to cover up some of that ugly we're lookin' at.

Anyway, enough of that!

- Let's sing some gospel music!

- See if I can get through this.

And guys we're gonna call it, He's Everywhere.

- A one, two, three, four. [mellow gospel music playing]

♪ I see Him in a baby's smile

♪ I hear Him in the wind that sighs ♪

♪ He loves me and I know not why ♪

♪ He's everywhere

♪ He calls me from a world of care ♪

♪ I seek Him and I find Him there ♪

♪ He's in my heart, I feel Him there ♪

♪ He's everywhere

♪ Through storms of fear and doubt ♪

♪ I sail

♪ My eyes were blinded by

♪ A veil

♪ I saw no beauty

♪ Anywhere

♪ In anything

♪ Then I drew near the cross

♪ Where He

♪ In pain and sorrow died

♪ For me

♪ My veil was lifted and He taught ♪

♪ My heart to see

♪ I see Him in a baby's smile

♪ I hear Him in the wind that sighs ♪

♪ He loves me and I know not why ♪

♪ He's everywhere

♪ He calls me from a world of care ♪

♪ I seek Him and I find Him there ♪

♪ He's in my heart, I feel Him there ♪

♪ He's everywhere

[mellow gospel music playing]

♪ I see Him in a baby's smile

♪ I hear Him in the wind that sighs ♪

♪ He loves me and I know not why ♪

♪ He's everywhere

♪ He calls me from a world of care ♪

♪ I seek Him and I find Him there ♪

♪ He's in my heart I feel Him there ♪

♪ He's everywhere

Thank you!

[audience cheering and applauding]

Isn't that a beautiful song?

He's Everywhere!

And He is!

The beauty all around us.

Brother have you about the world comin' to an end?

♪ Brother have you heard

♪ Have you heard about the world ♪

♪ Comin' to an end, Lord a mighty end ♪

♪ Brother have you heard

♪ Have you heard about the world ♪

♪ Comin' to an end, Lord a mighty end ♪

♪ Some will runnin' from door to door, my Lord ♪

♪ They won't have no place to go ♪

♪ Tell me have you heard

♪ Have you heard about the world ♪

♪ Comin' to an end, Lord a mighty end ♪

♪ Sister have you heard

♪ Have you heard about the world ♪

♪ Comin' to an end, Lord a mighty end ♪

♪ Sister have you heard

♪ Have you heard about the world ♪

♪ Comin' to an end, Lord a mighty end ♪

♪ Some will be crying for the rocks to fall ♪

♪ There won't be no help at all ♪

♪ Sister have you heard

♪ Have you heard about the world ♪

♪ Comin' to an end, Lord a mighty end ♪

♪ Lovin' mother have you heard

♪ Have you heard about the world ♪

♪ Comin' to an end, Lord a mighty end ♪

♪ Mother have you heard

♪ Have you heard about the world ♪

♪ Comin' to an end, Lord a mighty end ♪

♪ On that final judgment day

♪ My Lord it'll be too late to pray ♪

♪ Mother have you heard

♪ Have you heard about the world ♪

♪ Comin' to an end, Lord a mighty end ♪

♪ Father have you heard

♪ Have you heard about the world ♪

♪ Comin' to an end, Lord a mighty end ♪

♪ Father have you heard

♪ Have you heard about the world ♪

♪ Comin' to an end, Lord a mighty end ♪

♪ All the saints will rise to fly ♪

♪ To meet Jesus in the sky

♪ Father have you heard

♪ Have you heard about the world ♪

♪ Comin' to an end, Lord a mighty end ♪

♪ Deacon have you heard

♪ Have you heard about the world ♪

♪ Comin' to an end, Lord a mighty end ♪

♪ Deacon have you heard

♪ Have you heard about the world ♪

♪ Comin' to an end, Lord a mighty end ♪

♪ Some will runnin' from door to door, my Lord ♪

♪ They won't have no place to go ♪

♪ Deacon have you heard

♪ Have you heard about the world ♪

♪ Comin' to an end, Lord a mighty end ♪

♪ Preacher have you heard

♪ Have you heard about the world ♪

♪ Comin' to an end, Lord a mighty end ♪

♪ Preacher have you heard

♪ Have you heard about the world ♪

♪ Comin' to an end, Lord a mighty end ♪

♪ Some will be runnin' from door to door, my Lord ♪

♪ They won't have no place to go ♪

♪ Tell me have you heard

♪ Have you heard about the world ♪

♪ Comin' to an end, Lord a mighty end ♪

Have you heard about the world?

[audience cheering and applauding]

- One, two, three--

[bluegrass music playing]

♪ After much deliberation

♪ A young man once born

♪ Took half of all his father had ♪

♪ And walked right out the door ♪

♪ To a world that was waiting

♪ Full of heartache and defeat

♪ In no time at all, lost it all ♪

♪ Was livin' in the street

♪ At the end of his money

♪ Everything he had was gone

♪ And left him with his broken dreams ♪

♪ Rejected and alone

♪ And to face the harsh reality ♪

♪ Anyone he could find

♪ 'Till he left that place

♪ And went to face

♪ The one he left behind

♪ And said you were right

♪ About all the things you said ♪

♪ I don't know why it took so long ♪

♪ To get it through my head

♪ I guess I'm like the blinded man ♪

♪ Who was given back his sight

♪ Some have to walk through darkness to find the light ♪

♪ Now I know, father you were right ♪

[bluegrass music playing]

♪ Generations later, the story's much the same ♪

♪ 20 years of drinkin' hard has driven him insane ♪

♪ Everything he ever cared about in life is gone ♪

♪ Most days he has to fight to find ♪

♪ The strength to just go on

♪ He recalls a little chapel

♪ Where his family used to go

♪ How the preacher there would talk about ♪

♪ The battle with the foe

♪ And by the time he reached the front door ♪

♪ Both eyes were filled with tears ♪

♪ He knelt down at the altar

♪ And prayed through the wasted years ♪

♪ And said you were right

♪ About all the things you said ♪

♪ I don't know why it took so long ♪

♪ To get it through my head

♪ I guess I'm like the blinded man ♪

♪ Who was given back his sight

♪ Some have to walk through darkness to find the light ♪

♪ Now I know, father you were right ♪

♪ About all the things you said ♪

♪ I don't know why it took so long ♪

♪ To get it through my head

♪ I guess I'm like the blinded man ♪

♪ Who was given back his sight

♪ Some have to walk through darkness to find the light ♪

♪ Now I know, father you were right ♪

♪ You were right

[bluegrass music playing]

Father you were right.

[audience applauding]

Hey Josh, these boys are sweatin' a little bit up here.

Let's you and me pick one, and let 'em take a little break.

- 'Cause we're best friends--

- Well, you remember you have a distant son

or somethin' like that so-- - I love you too.

- I mention my hero, Mr. Dylan Rose.

Here's a tune I learned somewhat from him.

He I suspect picked it up from Deford Bailey,

a little black man who played the harmonica

on the Grand Ole Opry, for many years.

Appeared about 1943, and they used to travel with Mr. Bailey

when he had these tent shows that he would tour with,

and so he, Bill put a little twist to it.

So Josh and I got the bright idea

we'd put even a newer twist.

Kind of bring it forward a number of years.

It's called the Evening Prayer Blues.

I better stay here, or I'll forget, I'm used to havin' a mic

and I keep wandering off! [chuckles]

- I was just thinkin' about something.

- That's dangerous-- - You know I've thought

before and we've talked about it,

that I was negative seven years old

when you started this band.

- In a lot of ways my boy, you still are.

- Yeah, I know. I know.

But you started playin' professional music.

- Yep. - In, was it February?

- February of 1963.

- My dad was four [audience laughing]

when you started touring.

- Sure glad he came along,

'cause look what a dobro player we got--

- Ooowwww! [audience laughing and applauding]

- All right, that was your paycheck this week

by the way-- [Josh laughs]

Here's the Evening Prayer Blues.

[bluegrass music playing]

That was the Evening Prayer Blues.

[audience cheering and applauding]

We've enjoyed it folks, hope that you all have too.

Thank y'all for comin' down and supporting

Song of the Mountains. [audience applauding]

Great, great programs,

beautiful, historic Lincoln Theatre

here in Marion, Virginia.

By the way our sound tech, Mr. Kevin McKinnon

runs the sound for us.

He is from right here in Marion, Virginia.

Give Kevin a big round of applause, would you?

[audience cheering and applauding]

- Life to my days. - All right,

we're gonna do one more from the latest recording,

then we're gonna get off of here

because if I don't feed these boys

about every two hours they turn into a powerhouse.

We'll leave this song here from the latest recording.

A lot of people have really taken to it

because it has a lot to say.

One of the lines that caught my attention

was I can't add more days to my life.

So I'll add more life to my days.

Thank you, God bless.

Here's Life To My Days.

- One, two, three.

[bluegrass music playing]

♪ I wish we all could live at least until we're 90 ♪

♪ Without any aches or pains

♪ Or a cloudy mind

♪ I wish everyone could taste

♪ The kind of love they dream of finding ♪

♪ And get to see their ship come sailing in ♪

♪ At least one time

♪ I've been here long enough to know ♪

♪ That ain't the way it always goes ♪

♪ So if I'm one of those travelers ♪

♪ Whose journey gets cut short

♪ And leave the ones I leave behind ♪

♪ Wishing I had more time

♪ All I can say is

♪ I can't add more days to my life ♪

♪ So I'll add more life to my days ♪

♪ So today when I get home from work ♪

♪ I ain't jumpin' on that mower ♪

♪ I'm gonna grab my boy and his Zebco ♪

♪ That old yard can wait

♪ And later on tonight I'll kiss his mama and I'll show her ♪

♪ That she still gives me butterflies ♪

♪ Just like on our first date

♪ Those moments don't last long ♪

♪ We blink and then they're gone ♪

♪ So if I'm one of those travelers ♪

♪ Whose journey gets cut short

♪ And leave the ones I leave behind ♪

♪ Wishing I had more time

♪ All I can say is

♪ I can't add more days to my life ♪

♪ So I'll add more life to my days ♪

♪ Gonna head on down to Sanibel ♪

♪ Spend a week or two this summer ♪

♪ Keep the TV off and wrestle with the kids ♪

♪ Call mama up, just to hear her voice ♪

♪ And say I love her

♪ Someday I'll never get that chance again ♪

♪ So if I'm one of those travelers ♪

♪ Whose journey gets cut short

♪ And leave the ones I leave behind ♪

♪ Wishing I had more time

♪ All I can say is

♪ I can't add more days to my life ♪

♪ So I'll add more life to my days ♪

- God bless you folks, thank you all for being here!

We appreciate this a lot.

[audience cheering and applauding]

Here's one that Eli and Dustin got together and wrote.

One we will call Roll Big River!

[lively bluegrass music playing]

♪ Roll big river roll

♪ Let your waters flow

♪ Carry me back home

♪ So roll big river roll

♪ Left my family years ago

♪ Chasing after dreams

♪ All I found since I left home is emptiness it seems ♪

♪ So I'll pick up my old knapsack ♪

♪ Let these waters carry me back ♪

♪ To those hills of home

♪ So roll big river roll

♪ Roll big river roll

♪ Let your waters flow

♪ Carry me back home

♪ So roll big river roll

[lively bluegrass music playing]

♪ When I get to Ashville

♪ I'll kiss that riverbed

♪ I've been longing for so long ♪

♪ For the place I laid my head

♪ I can see the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Carolina moon ♪

♪ I know I'll be home soon

♪ So roll big river roll

♪ Roll big river roll

♪ Let your waters flow

♪ Carry me back home

♪ So roll big river roll

[lively bluegrass music playing]

♪ Roll big river roll

♪ Let your waters flow

♪ Carry me back home

♪ So roll big river roll

♪ Carry me back home

♪ So roll big river roll

All right, thank you again, God bless you!

Thank you all so much! [audience cheering and applauding]

We're glad you came to be with us!

[audience cheering and applauding]

- Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, here on Song of the Mountains.

Well that's our program this evening.

Tune in again and we'll showcase more

of the best music out today.

For more information on Song of the Mountains

and our region, visit songofthemountains.org.

I'm Tim White, I'll see ya next time!

["Cherokee Shuffle" by Gerald Anderson]

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the town of Marion,

home of the Wayne Henderson School of Appalachian Arts,

celebrating 21 years as a certified

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and the Speakeasy Restaurant and Lounge,

providing accommodations and casual fine dining

in downtown Marion, Virginia.

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of our region's musical heritage.

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