Song of the Mountains

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Lillian Chase / The Moron Brothers / David Davis & The Warri

5 years old Lillian’s fiddling draws both from old-time styles & from bluegrass. The Moron Brothers have been entertaining folks for years with their hilarious stories & original songs. They are a favorite at Bluegrass Festivals across the nation. David Davis is recognized as one of the foremost practitioners of the Monroe mandolin technique.

AIRED: August 24, 2019 | 0:56:46
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- [Female Announcer]: This program is made possible in part by

the town of Marion,

home of the Wayne Henderson School of Appalachian Arts,

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and The Speakeasy Restaurant and Lounge,

providing accommodations and casual fine dining

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And Bryant Label, a proud supporter

of our region's musical heritage.

["Cherokee Shuffle" by Gerald Anderson]

- Howdy everyone, and welcome back

to Song of the Mountains.

I'm your host, Tim White.

I'm standing here on the stage of the

beautiful Lincoln Theater, located in

Marion, Virginia, ready to bring you

another great line-up of talent.

Up first we have Lillian Chase.

Lillian is a native of western North Carolina.

Her early love for traditional mountain music

led her to take up the fiddle at age six.

Now at 15 years old, Lillian fiddling

draws from both old-time style, and from bluegrass.

She has won awards at the prestigious

music contests in the region,

including the Mt. Airy Bluegrass and

Old Time Fiddler's Conventions.

And she is a very talented individual,

and brings with her a great band.

Here on Song of the Mountains,

we bring you Lillian Chase.

[lively guitar and fiddle music]

[audience applause]

[lively guitar and fiddle music]

[audience applauds lightly]

[audience applause]

- I'm going to introduce my band really quickly.

This is Grayson Wickel on guitar.

[audience applause]

Will Heart, also on guitar.

[audience applause]

Landon George on bass.

[audience applause]

And Mr. Riley Baugus on banjo.

[audience applause]

I'm going to invite my sister, Sarah Nell

to come up and play these last two with me.

Well, she's not coming.

She'll come in a minute.

[laughter]

So, we're going to sing a song together

called "Hello Stranger", and it, we heard it

from Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard,

who recorded it.

This is Sarah Nell right here.

- Hey!

[audience applause]

[instruments tuning up]

- This is "Hello Stranger".

[lively bluegrass music]

♪ Hello stranger

♪ Put your loving hand in mine

♪ Hello stranger

♪ put your loving hand in mine

♪ You are a stranger

♪ And you're a pal of mine

♪ Now get up rounder

♪ Let a working may lay down

♪ Get up rounder

♪ Let a working girl lay down

♪ You are a rounder

♪ And you're all out and down

♪ Every time

♪ I ride that six and fourth street car ♪

♪ Every time

♪ I ride that six and fourth street car ♪

♪ I can see my baby

♪ Peering through the bars

♪ Well he bowed his head

♪ And he waved both hands at me ♪

♪ Well he bows his little head

♪ And he waved both hands at me ♪

♪ I'm prison bound

♪ I'm longing to be free

♪ Oh I'll see you

♪ When your troubles are like mine ♪

♪ I'll see you

♪ When your troubles are like mine ♪

♪ Oh I'll see you

♪ When you haven't got a dime

♪ Weeping like a willow

♪ And mourning like a dove

♪ Weeping like a willow

♪ And mourning like a dove

♪ There's a girl in the country ♪

♪ That I really love

♪ Hello stranger

♪ Put your loving hand in mine

♪ Hello stranger

♪ Put your loving hand in mine

♪ You are a stranger

♪ And you're a pal of mine

[audience applause]

We're going to finish with a tune called

"White River Bottom" that Sarah

learned from a great fiddler, Earl White,

who actually lives, I think, in Floyd, Virginia.

And we are going to twin fiddle this one

a little bit differently than others do it.

But you'll see.

[lively bluegrass music]

[audience applause]

Thank you.

- Lillian Chase here on Song of the Mountains.

Now, up next we bring back the Moron Brothers.

Lardo and Burly are the Moron Brothers, and

have been entertaining folks for years

with their hilarious stories and original songs.

They're a favorite at bluegrass festivals

across the nation, and have shared the stage

with greats like J.D. Crow, Eddie Adcock,

Bobby Osbourne, and Rhonda Vincent, just to name a few.

Audiences truly love their shows, and

we love having them back on this program.

On the stage of the Lincoln Theater,

we have the Moron Brothers.

[peppy banjo music]

♪ Well down in Kentucky, at an old country store ♪

♪ Sittin' 'round a potbelly stove ♪

♪ Talkin' 'bout the farm, and talkin' 'bout the war, ♪

♪ And talkin' 'bout things we really love ♪

♪ One thing we really love is a big bologna sandwich ♪

♪ With a good ole boy southern kind of way ♪

♪ I know it sounds funny

♪ Wasn't for bologna

♪ Wouldn't be here today

♪ Give me onion and tomato

♪ Cheese and lettuce, mayo

♪ Thick slice of bologna for my bread ♪

♪ Stomach is a waitin'

♪ Gums are salivatin'

♪ Eat it slow, don't let it go to your head ♪

♪ Your insides start to tickle

♪ You even have a pickle

♪ Bologna salad sure is fine

♪ I want a big bologna sandwich ♪

♪ At an old country store

♪ Lordy mercy, that's the way I want mine ♪

♪ Sling a cravin on me, man

♪ Well roast beef and turkey

♪ Summer sausage jerky

♪ Pickle loaf, Dixie loaf and ham ♪

♪ Liverwurst has got me

♪ But I ain't much on salami

♪ But we are a little partial to SPAM ♪

♪ We've tried them all brother

♪ At one time or another

♪ And always go back to the same thing ♪

♪ When it comes to cold cuts

♪ They're all good but

♪ Bologna is still the king

♪ Give me onion and tomato

♪ Cheese and lettuce, mayo

♪ Thick slice of bologna for my bread ♪

♪ Stomach is a waitin'

♪ Gums are salivatin'

♪ Eat it slow, don't let it go to your head ♪

♪ Your insides start to tickle

♪ You even have a pickle

♪ Bologna salad sure is fine

♪ I want a big bologna sandwich ♪

♪ At an old country store

♪ Lordy mercy that's the way I

♪ I'm gonna try this harp

♪ Fried bologna in the morning

♪ With biscuits and gravy

♪ Man, it sure makes life worthwhile ♪

♪ When them garden-fresh tomatoes ♪

♪ Get ripe on the vine

♪ Makes me and my bologna smile ♪

♪ One time my wife took

♪ A bologna casserole to church ♪

♪ After that she was the talk of the town ♪

♪ The women was a fightin'

♪ Over her recipe

♪ Made the preacher's socks go up and down ♪

♪ Give me onion and tomato

♪ Cheese and lettuce, mayo

♪ Thick slice of bologna for my bread ♪

♪ Stomach is a waitin'

♪ Gums are salivatin'

♪ Eat it slow, don't let it go to your head ♪

♪ Your insides start to tickle

♪ You can even have a pickle

♪ Bologna salad sure is fine

♪ I want a big bologna sandwich ♪

♪ At an old country store

♪ Lordy mercy that's the way I want mine ♪

♪ Big bologna sandwich

♪ At an old country store

♪ Lordy mercy that's the way I want mine ♪

[audience applause]

Aw, thank you. Bologna fans everywhere.

- There's ole buddy CJ.

- There's CJ settin' right there.

- How ya doing CJ?

- Tough as woodpecker lips, ole CJ.

- Yeah he is.

- We was tellin' CJ, he was standin'

on the corner over at home, one day, and

the preacher come walkin' down the street.

Says, "'scuse me son, you tell me how to get

"to the post office?"

And CJ said, "Yessir. Just go down blocks

"and turn left, and you'll see it, not

"on the next corner."

Preacher said, "well you're an awful nice

"little boy." He said, "I'm preachin' a

"revival tonight at this Baptist Church."

"Why don't you bring your mom and dad

"and everybody and come over, and the family

"and listen to me preach. I'm gonna be preachin'

"on how to get to heaven."

CJ said, "nah, I don't think so.

"You don't even know how to get to the post office."

[audience laughter]

- We always had alotta rain down here, I know.

I'm tellin' ya. And we've had it up home, too.

It was bad. We live down on the Kentucky River,

there, at home, and it rained. It was going

to get in our house, I knew it was.

It was coming up in the yard, and my neighbor

was standing on his porch, down there watching it.

And that river just kept coming.

There, I seen a hat go downstream.

Come back upstream.

It went downstream.

Wait a minute, what is that.

I hollered at my neighbor, "lookie, yonder."

He said, "that's papaw. Said he's gonna mow

"the yard, come hell or high water."

[audience laughter]

- We come through Crab Orchard, Kentucky,

over there, where the Amish, a lot of Amish people

live there, and we know about all of them.

We went on top the hill and it was flooded.

And this ole boy we know, he was standing

in a mudhole plum up to here.

We pulled over, and run up to the fence

and says, "Daggone, Yoder, you in a

"heck of a mess, ain't ya?"

He said, "boys, it's worse than it looks.

"I'm still on my horse."

[audience laughter]

- Y'all be careful now. We was playin'

out in Branson, Missouri. They's a woman

sittin' on the front row. Her water broke.

She wasn't even pregnant.

I don't know what happened to her, y'know.

[audience laughter]

Playing in the key of A.

This poor ole song right here,

it's so good, we couldn't stand it.

It suited us.

We like to write songs, and we write

some songs. And but our ole buddy that

wrote this song right here,

y'all might know him. His name is Tim White.

And we liked it so much we put it on our new album.

But it just shows how, I mean, it just suits us to a tee.

But I think y'all will like it.

We're gonna do it for y'all and Tim.

[harmonica rings]

- Y'all know whatcha got when

ya got a harmonica player up to the neck in concrete?

Not enough concrete.

[audience laughter]

- ♪ My children are hungry

♪ My dog ain't got a bone

♪ I ain't got no job now

♪ And I'm just driving home

♪ It's an hour after sundown,

♪ And much to my delight

♪ There's five pounds of possum ♪

♪ In my headlights tonight

♪ There's five pounds of possum in my headlights tonight ♪

♪ If I can run him over, everything will be all right ♪

♪ We'll have some possum gravy, oh what an awesome sight ♪

♪ There's five pounds of possum in my headlights tonight ♪

♪ Pick one brother

♪ Don't have to kill no chicken ♪

♪ Don't have to open no cans

♪ Just a little bit closer

♪ And I'm gonna have him in my hands ♪

♪ I think the time has come now ♪

♪ To go from dim to bright

♪ There's five pounds of possum in my headlights tonight ♪

♪ There's five pounds of possum in my headlights tonight ♪

♪ If I can run him over, everything gon' be all right ♪

♪ We'll have some possum gravy, oh what an awesome sight ♪

♪ There's five pounds of possum in my headlights tonight ♪

♪ Sing it again brother

♪ There's five pounds of possum in my headlights tonight ♪

♪ If I can run him over, everything gonna be all right ♪

♪ We'll have some possum gravy, oh what an awesome sight ♪

♪ There's five pounds of possum in my headlights tonight ♪

♪ Yeah, five pounds of possum in my headlights tonight ♪

[audience applause]

♪ My grandfathers clock was too tall for the shelf ♪

♪ So it stood many years on the floor ♪

♪ It was taller by far than the old man himself ♪

♪ Though it weighed not a pennyweight more ♪

♪ It was bought on the morn'

♪ Of the day that he was born

♪ And always his treasure and pride ♪

♪ But it stopped

♪ Once

♪ Never to run again

♪ On the day that the old man died ♪

♪ 90 years without slumbering

♪ Life's seconds numbering

♪ It stopped

♪ Once

♪ Never to run again

♪ On the day that the old man died ♪

♪ In watching its pendulum swing to and fro ♪

♪ Many hours were spent as a boy ♪

♪ And in childhood and manhood

♪ The clock seemed to know

♪ And share in his grief and his joy ♪

♪ It stuck on a four when he walked through the door ♪

♪ With a blooming and beautiful bride ♪

♪ Then it stopped

♪ Once

♪ Never to run again

♪ On the day that the old man died ♪

♪ 90 years without slumbering

♪ Life's seconds numbering

♪ Stopped

♪ Once

♪ Never to run again

♪ On the day that the old man died ♪

♪ It rang an alarm

♪ In the dead of night

♪ An alarm that for years had been dumb ♪

♪ And we knew that that soul was comin' on in flight ♪

♪ His hour of departure had come ♪

♪ Still the clock kept its time ♪

♪ With a soft and muffled chime ♪

♪ We silently stood by its side ♪

♪ Then it stopped

♪ Once

♪ Never to run again

♪ On the day that the old man died ♪

♪ 90 years without slumbering

♪ Life's seconds numbering

♪ Stopped

♪ Once

♪ Never to run again

♪ On the day that the old man died ♪

[audience applause]

- [Lardo] Thank y'all. Thank y'all very much.

- This atheist was wanting to feed the world

one night, and Bigfoot jumped out and grabbed him.

Atheist come in and holler, "God, oh god, help me god."

God said, "I didn't think you believed in me."

Atheist said, "I know, but two minutes ago,

"I didn't believe in Bigfoot neither."

[audience laughter]

- I've been staying with my mother.

She's had a stroke, but she's just about to

get over it, and she's doing good.

But I've been staying with her.

Told the doctor the other day,

a hip specialist. She'd never seen this doctor before.

Went in there.

Doctor come to see her, and he said,

"I see where you've had this surgery,

"that surgery, this is the medicine you're on."

Said, "my nurse is going to take your vitals,

"and I'll be back in here, and we'll see if

we can't fix your problem."

He walked out of the room, mama looked up at me,

and said, "how'd that man know, oh,

"he know'd everything in the world about me.

"I ain't never seen them before in my life.

I said, "well, maybe he Googled you."

She said, "No, he never laid a hand on me."

[audience laughter]

- I had to go see a doctor who walks back

there up in the hospital, had a little heart

checked up and stuff. I's gettin' ready to leave,

this old man was standing there, and

hon, his doctor was talking to him, and

he said, "I'm just gonna tell you the truth."

He said, "in my professional opinion,"

he said, "your heart's clogged up, your lungs

"are shot from all that smokin'.

"your kidneys ain't doing right, and

"your liver's eat up. And in my professional

opinion, you ain't gonna be around much longer.

"Is there anybody you'd like to see?"

He said, "Yeah. Another doctor."

[audience laughter]

- Never Take a Knee.

We got a song that, back in November,

I was watching television there, and

the football game came on, and they were

doing the national anthem and some of them

didn't stand up.

That just kinda got to me.

I couldn't do a whole lot about it,

but I can write songs, and went out there on the porch,

I sat down and got to thinking.

I say, I'd never take no knee.

And then a voice came to me, and said,

"yeah, you will one day."

And, yeah, I will kneel before the good lord.

And just like that, said, "say that in the song."

So, I started with this song.

The fella that helps us do our website

put it on the YouTube, and the first week

it got over four million hits on it.

We've got it on our new album out there.

It's called "Never Take a Knee."

♪ Feel the wind of change a'comin' ♪

♪ See our freedom fadin' fast

♪ If we can't stand for our country ♪

♪ How long will freedom last?

♪ Long as god give me the strength to stand ♪

♪ For those who made me free

♪ I'll respect the flag when they play our song ♪

♪ I could never take a knee

♪ I will kneel to god almighty

♪ Praising him for all he's done ♪

♪ I will kneel before the king of kings ♪

♪ Our savior, god's own son

♪ I will stand up for my country until my dying day ♪

♪ I'll respect the flag when they play our song ♪

♪ I could never take a knee

♪ From the first shots fired at Lexington ♪

♪ Up to the present day

♪ All the years, tears, and bloodshed ♪

♪ What a price we've had to pay ♪

♪ Our freedom wasn't free of charge ♪

♪ It came at a great cost

♪ Don't blame me when you're on your knee ♪

♪ For the freedom you have lost ♪

♪ I will kneel to god almighty

♪ Praising him for all he's done ♪

♪ I will kneel before the king of kings ♪

♪ Our savior, god's own son

♪ I will stand up for country until my dying day ♪

♪ I'll respect the flag when they play our song ♪

♪ I could never take a knee

♪ From within we'll be defeated without a shot fired ♪

♪ I've been told I never thought that it was possible ♪

♪ Now I'm watching it unfold

♪ For the future of our country ♪

♪ Somehow we must unite

♪ Teach our children to respect the flag ♪

♪ Red, yellow, black, and white ♪

♪ I will kneel to god almighty, ♪

♪ Praising him for all he's done ♪

♪ I will kneel before the king of kings ♪

♪ Our savior, god's own son

♪ I will stand up for my country until my dying day ♪

♪ I'll respect the flag when they play our song ♪

♪ I could never take a knee.

♪ We've come to far to give it all away down on bended knee ♪

[audience applause]

- Thank y'all.

♪ Now the 20th day of October

♪ 1983

♪ Very sad day for country music ♪

♪ For a guitar picker like me

♪ We lost a great granddaddy

♪ A guitar picking' fan

♪ Best darn picker of them all

♪ Merl Travis was the name

♪ Now the first time I saw Merl ♪

♪ I was about ten years old

♪ He was picking a nine pound hammer ♪

♪ On the Porter Wagner show

♪ I said man that's gotta be

♪ The greatest guitar sound

♪ In this whole world

♪ From that day on I tried my best ♪

♪ To learn to pick like Merl

♪ I'd give a hundred dollars right now ♪

♪ To see Merl Travis again

♪ Cowboy hat, and his big guitar ♪

♪ Big ole country grin

♪ Merl Travis was a hero

♪ To guitar pickers you see

♪ Even though I never met him

♪ He left a mark on me

♪ Now when I heard that Merl was called away ♪

♪ It left me feeling sad

♪ Cause I never got a chance to meet him ♪

♪ I even feel a little bit mad

♪ But I thought about it for a little while ♪

♪ And I said me a little prayer ♪

♪ I said lord when I get to heaven's gate ♪

♪ Think ole Merl will meet me there ♪

♪ Now when I get to meet Merl Travis ♪

♪ Getting to heaven some dead day ♪

♪ Guitar in my hand

♪ I know exactly what I'll say

♪ I'll say Hoss, I've waited a long time ♪

♪ But to meet you I'm so glad

♪ Let's tune up these old guitars ♪

♪ And pick a little cannonball red ♪

Thank y'all.

[Audience applause]

- Thank y'all.

God bless you.

- The Moron Brothers. Here on Song of the Mountains.

Now closing out our program we have David Davis

and the Warrior River Boys.

Alabama native, and a member of the

Alabama Bluegrass Hall of Fame,

David Davis has traveled and performed

as front man for the group since 1984.

He is recognized as one of the foremost

practitioners of the Monroe Mandolin technique.

And we're pleased to have the act on our show

this evening.

Here's David Davis and the Warrior River Boys.

[bright bluegrass music]

♪ If the river was whiskey and I was a duck ♪

♪ I'd dive to the bottom and I'd never come up ♪

♪ Oh tell me how long have I got to wait ♪

♪ Oh can I get you now

♪ Must I hesitate

♪ If the river was whiskey and the branch was wine ♪

♪ You would see me in bathing just any old time ♪

♪ Oh tell me how long have I got to wait ♪

♪ Oh can I get you now

♪ Must I hesitate

♪ I was born in England raised in France ♪

♪ I ordered a suit of clothes and ♪

♪ They wouldn't send the pants

♪ Tell me how long have I got to wait ♪

♪ Oh can I get you now

♪ Must I hesitate

♪ I was born in Alabama I's raised in Tennessee ♪

♪ If you don't like my peaches don't shake on my tree ♪

♪ Oh tell me how long have I got to wait ♪

♪ Oh can I get you now

♪ Must I hesitate

♪ I looked down the road just as far as I could see ♪

♪ A man had my woman and the blues had me ♪

♪ Tell me how long have I got to wait ♪

♪ Oh can I get you now

♪ Must I hesitate

♪ I ain't no doctor but the doctor's son ♪

♪ I can do the doct'rin' till the doctor comes ♪

♪ Oh tell me how long have I got to wait ♪

♪ Oh can I get you now

♪ Must I hesitate

♪ Got the hesitation stockings the hesitation shoes ♪

♪ Believe to my Lord I've got the hesitation blues ♪

♪ Tell me how long have I got to wait ♪

♪ Oh can I get you now

♪ Must I hesitate

[Audience applause]

- Thank you friends, thank you.

That's off of a brand new, well, an album

from a few months ago, ya know?

I'm gonna tell you a little bit more about that as we go.

But right now, I want you to get acquainted

with this fellow on the ole cornstalk fiddle.

He's originally from the state of Oklahoma.

One of the very finest.

If you would, one hand for Philip James, right there.

Whoo.

[Audience applause]

[lively fiddle music]

[audience applause]

Philip James. That's right.

Take a bow, brother.

I believe they like you Philip.

I wanna do you a song, that we've recorded

probably ten or twelve years ago.

One of Stan Wilemon's great songs.

He and our great buddy Donnie Hyatt co-wrote this song

a number of years ago, and we have it recorded

on an album from a few years back.

I hope that you'll enjoy it.

Maybe you've heard it.

One entitled "the Lonesome Cry of the Whippoorwill".

♪ The Lonesome Cry of the Whippoorwill ♪

♪ I get old when I lay down

♪ And ahh, with a windy chill

♪ And an awesome sound of the whippoorwill ♪

♪ I had to see that sun go down ♪

♪ Had to see the moon just above the hill ♪

♪ That's when I can

♪ The lonesome sound

♪ The lonesome sound of the whippoorwill ♪

♪ At night I dream of that lonesome sound ♪

♪ The sound of that is just how I feel ♪

♪ When I dream I hear the sound ♪

♪ The lonesome sound of the whippoorwill ♪

♪ The lonesome call of the whippoorwill ♪

Whoo!

[Audience applause]

- Stan Wilemon. Right there he is.

Stan Wilemon.

Friends thank you so much.

I remember when I was a kid, I'd listen

to the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday night,

and I'd hear Porter Wagner say

"Thank you for that good hand,

and it makes such a nice breeze up here

"when you do that."

Now I know what he was talking about, there.

Friends, we want to do some songs right now

off of an album we've had out for a few

months now, and we're real proud of it.

It's called "Didn't He Ramble, The Songs Of Charlie Poole".

It's on Rounder Records, and it's been doing

very, very good for us, so far.

Here's one, that's probably -

the title song off of the album.

One entitled "Didn't He Ramble?" I hope you enjoy.

♪ My mother raised three grown sons, ♪

♪ Buster, Bill and I

♪ Buster was the black sheep of my little family ♪

♪ Mother tried to break him

♪ Of his rough and rowdy ways

♪ Finally had to get the judge

♪ To give him ninety days

♪ And didn't he ramble, ramble

♪ He rambled all around

♪ In and out the town

♪ And didn't he ramble, ramble

♪ He rambled till the butchers cut him down ♪

♪ He rambled in a gambling game ♪

♪ he gambled on the green

♪ The gamblers there showed him a trick ♪

♪ that he had never seen

♪ He lost his roll and jewelry

♪ He like to lost his life

♪ He lost the car that carried him there ♪

♪ and somebody stole his wife

♪ And didn't he ramble, ramble

♪ He rambled all around

♪ In and out of town

♪ And didn't he ramble, ramble

♪ He rambled till the butchers cut him down ♪

♪ He gambled in a swell hotel

♪ His appetite was stout

♪ When he refused to pay the bill ♪

♪ The landlord kicked him out

♪ He reached a brick to smack him with ♪

♪ And when he went to stop

♪ The landlord kicked him over the fence ♪

♪ Right in a barrel of slop

♪ And didn't he ramble, ramble

♪ He rambled all around

♪ In and out of town

♪ And didn't he ramble, ramble

♪ He rambled till the butchers cut him down ♪

[Audience applause]

♪ I've seen the life of old gay Broadway ♪

♪ Old Market Street down by the 'Frisco Bay ♪

♪ Saw the Prado, I've gambled all ♪

♪ In Paris, France

♪ Now the seven wonders of this world I've seen ♪

♪ There's many other different places I have been ♪

♪ Take my advice, folks

♪ See Beale Street first

♪ It's in Memphis, Tennessee

♪ Oh, your Nehi mama browns, beautiful gowns ♪

♪ Make tailor-mades and your hand-me-downs ♪

♪ You'll meet honest men and pickpockets too ♪

♪ But your business never closes ♪

♪ Till somebody gets killed

♪ Oh, your Nehi mama browns, chittlin' cafes ♪

♪ Talk about your whiskey and your bygone days ♪

♪ Be not offend

♪ I've got it to spend

♪ You'll find gold enough along to pave the new Jerusalem ♪

♪ If Beale Street could talk

♪ If Beale Street could talk

♪ Married men would have to pick their beds up and walk ♪

♪ All except one or two who never drink booze ♪

♪ And the blind man on the corner ♪

♪ Who sings the Memphis Blues

♪ I'd rather be here than any place I know ♪

♪ That's true

♪ I'd rather be here than any place I know ♪

♪ For it's gonna take a sergeant for to make me go ♪

♪ Now we see the river

♪ Baby, by and by

♪ See the river Mississippi

♪ I'll tell the reason why

♪ For the river's wet and Beale Street's ♪

♪ Done gone dry, bone dry

[Audience applause]

♪ One Tuesday morning and it looked like rain ♪

♪ Around the curve come a passenger train ♪

♪ On the blind sat old Bill Jones ♪

♪ A good old hobo and he's trying to get home ♪

♪ Trying to get home

♪ Trying to get home

♪ He's trying to get home

♪ He's a good old hobo and he's trying to get home ♪

♪ Way down in Georgia on a tramp ♪

♪ The roads are getting muddy

♪ And the leaves are getting damp ♪

♪ I've got to catch a freight train and leave this town ♪

♪ Cause they don't want no hobos a-hanging around ♪

♪ Hanging around

♪ Hanging around

♪ Just hanging around

♪ Cause they don't want no hobos a-hanging around ♪

♪ I left Atlanta one morning before day ♪

♪ The brakeman said you'll have to pay ♪

♪ Got no money but I'll pawn my shoes ♪

♪ I want to go west, got the Milwaukee blues ♪

♪ Milwaukee blues

♪ Milwaukee blues

♪ Milwaukee blues

♪ I want to go west, I got the Milwaukee blues ♪

♪ Old Bill Jones said before he died ♪

♪ Fix the roads so the 'beaus can ride ♪

♪ When they ride they will ride the rods ♪

♪ Put all their trust in the hands of god ♪

♪ Hands of god

♪ Hands of god

♪ In the hands of god

♪ Put all their trust in the hands of god ♪

♪ Old Bill Jones said before he died ♪

♪ There's two more trains that he'd like to ride ♪

♪ Fireman said What would it be? ♪

♪ Southern Pacific and the Santa Fe ♪

♪ Santa Fe

♪ Santa Fe

♪ Well the Santa Fe

♪ Southern Pacific and the Santa Fe ♪

[Audience applause]

Aw, you're very kind, friends, thank you.

Friends, make one for Stan Wilemon on guitar

this evening. Right there he is.

Marty Hays on the big bass fiddle.

Philip James on the little fiddle.

Robert Montgomery right there he is,

on the ole five string banjo.

Yours truly, David Davis, saying thank you so much

for your kindness, and we'll close with this right here.

Thank you, Tim White. We've enjoyed being with you.

Thank you.

♪ I was born to ramble

♪ I guess I've done my share

♪ Highways, easy come and easy go ♪

♪ Just leading to nowhere

♪ Life is like a railroad

♪ I guess I was sittin' by the track ♪

♪ Going, I'm going to the lucky fair ♪

♪ That woman in Montgomery

♪ Didn't treat me very well

♪ With her sweet breath of heaven ♪

♪ Turned into a living hell

♪ Life is like a railroad

♪ I guess I was sittin' by the track ♪

♪ Not knowin' where I'm going

♪ Never looking back

♪ That woman in Montgomery

♪ Didn't treat me very well

♪ With her sweet breath of heaven ♪

♪ Turned into a living hell

♪ Life is like a railroad

♪ I guess I was sittin' by the track ♪

♪ Not knowin' where I'm going

♪ Never looking back

♪ Never looking back

Thank you friends, I hope you enjoyed the show.

And I speak for all the gang and yours truly.

Good night, thank you.

[Audience applause]

[Audience applause]

[Audience applause]

[Audience applause]

- David Davis and The Warrior River Boys

closing out tonight's program.

Thanks for watching our show,

and be sure to join us again.

And make sure to invite a friend or two

to watch as well.

For more information on Songs of the Mountains ,

and our region, visit songofthemountains.org.

I'm Tim White, I'll see you next time.

["Cherokee Shuffle" by Gerald Anderson]

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home of the Wayne Henderson School of Appalachian Arts,

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providing accommodations and casual fine dining

in downtown Marion, Virginia.

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