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The Hangman (young, thornton)

My baby’s the hangman but lord can he sing man

My baby’s the hangman but I love him so

He’s always saying “sorry, little darling don’t you worry about where I go

Before I come home”

He don’t know what he does to me

I need him more than the air I breathe

All his killin is killin me

Why does that boys voice make me weak in the knees

His hands are getting heavy,

temper broken like the levy back where I’m from

the place I call home

the hour is getting later,

mouths getting sharper than an alligator

before he comes home

He don’t know what he does to me

I need him more than the air I breathe

All his killin is killin me

Why does that boys voice make me weak in the knees

I’m pining, yes im pining oh it’s true

I’m pining all for you

My baby’s the hangman but lord can he sing man

My baby’s the hangman but I love him so

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Widow (Book of Judith) (young)

Widow woman, widow woman dressed in black

It’s been a few years shes looked like that

Widow woman widow woman come out tonight

Lipstick and rouge and your hair just right, hair just right

Shes gone, a petal on the wind

Lord, she’s gone and nobody knows if they’ll see her again

Nobody knows if they’ll see her again

Widow woman widow woman dressed in blue

Is it hard to dance with a knife in your boot

Widow woman widow woman what do you do

When a malevolent man sure loves you, sure loves you?

And she’s gone, a petal on the wind

Lord she’s gone and nobody knows if they’ll see her again

Nobody knows if they’ll see her again

Widow woman widow woman dressed in red

With all your charms you’ll knock ‘em dead

Widow woman widow woman dressed in white

Ain’t never gonna be no man’s wife, no man’s wife

She’s gone, a petal on the wind

Lord she’s gone and nobody knows if they’ll see her again

Nobody knows if they’ll see her again

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Come What May (young, french)

Every spring was shimmering gold

The earth shed its skin of the shivering cold

The years they were short, the days they were long

Sing with the birds the sweetest of songs

Come what may they’ll never take our love away

They’ll never take out love away

The riverbed roll through the righteous and wrong

The silt where it settled soaked in a song

Sun baked the soil and sin drained the bog

She sometimes run shallow but run all along

Laces of leaves and white flowers bound

Sewn by my hand with thread from the ground

My eyes spoke the word, mouths made the sounds

Sometimes run wild and run us aground

Come what may they’ll never take our love away

They’ll never take our love away

The sun bleached our bones and tanned our skin

Shown a light on all that has been

We come from the dust to dust we return

Rise from the ash of the withes that burn

Hold on to each other, collect all you learn

Remember you’re free like the trees and the birds

Remember you’re free like the tress and the birds

Come what may they’ll never take our love away

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Boxcar Girl (young)

She is a call girl in Abilene

Barely legal sweet Josephine

She lives by the railroad tracks, rolling steam

Hollywood pictures tempt her to leave

Josie girl wait by the tracks to catch your dreams

Boxcar girl, watch her twirl, boxcar girl

She meets a man at the Star Motel bar

They smoke cigarettes and they play cards

They drink well whiskey and rob some cars

He made her a red-shoe girl on Hollywood blvd

Josie girl don’t look down there’s a belt around your arm

Boxcar girl, watch her twirl, boxcar girl

Sores on her skin and bugs in her hair

She lays with sick men cause she don’t care

She takes her dollars to the drug corners there

Breaks her body while he just stares

Josie girl here comes the train

in those cars you don’t need no fare

Go back to texas it ain’t that far

At least your mama’s there

Train pulls in to Abilene, boxcar girl coming back to the welfare scene

They find her body in car 15 barely beautiful in this heavy machine

Josie girl sweet Josephine

Boxcar girl from Abilene

Boxcar girl, watch her twirl, boxcar girl

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I’m Too Blue (young)

Broken many times, broken many ways

Cursed and avenged 7-fold Ill wait for 8

The headlights glare, they’re burning through the night

Long black car, break the moon shattered white

Break the moon shattered white

I’m too blue, too blue to love

I’m too blue, too blue to love

All the tenderness in me is gone

And the ghosts that hang around have stayed too long

The sky is ablaze, setting it off with gasoline

The horses are spooked going crazy like I never seen

Coyotes in the distance hunting their prey

Gone in an instant 30-06 and a .38

30-06 and a .38

I’m too blue, too blue to love

I’m too blue, too blue to love

All the tenderness in me is gone

And the ghosts that hang around have stayed too long

I’m hungry for love and warm to the touch

Walking wounded maybe I’m going crazy and such

I’m losing touch

I’m too blue, too blue to love

I’m too blue, too blue to love

All the tenderness in me is gone

The ghosts that hang around have stayed too long

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Appaloosa (Mary) (young)

If wishes were horses I’d ride a black steed

An oil slick coat wed ride away to the sea

If wishes were horses you’d ride them with me

Appaloosa and buckskin walker Tennessee

I have a valley dug out of my heart

You were the nest thing I’ve done by far

You born to die, I was born to cry

I heard the whispers in the dark

If wishes were horses I’d ride a black steed

An oil slick coat we’d ride away to the sea

If wishes were horses you’d ride them with me

Appaloosa and buckskin walker tennessee

I knew it was you before I saw your face

With my fingertips the tracks of tears I trace

King without a crown kingdom come right now

We should’ve packed up and left this place

If wishes were horses Id ride a black steed

Oil slick coat we’d ride away to the sea

If wishes were horses you’d ride them with me

Appaloosa and buckskin walker Tennessee

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Where Every Man’s a King (young)

You were born from the west Texas wind

You are a simple man you work the rigs and the gin

I know I’m young, baby, and I’ve never touched no men

But I’m a fire cracker, a firecracker with alabaster skin

It seems sometimes you search my eyes

But then you’re gone again, then you’re gone again

Bluebonnets on both sides of the road

A big, blue sky over small revival shows

Yeah people come here but they mostly go

Steal me away dear to the Gulf of Mexico

I can sleep while you drive open windows and a radio

It seems sometimes you search my eyes

For what? I don’t know, for what? I don’t know

We could live in the trailer park where every man’s a king

Cigarette butts in the yard, beer cans and a trampoline

I know I love you baby and I’ll be your poor-man’s queen

Baby don’t doubt me, you can’t live without me and you’re the one I need

It seems sometimes you search my eyes

But maybe it’s just a dream, maybe it’s just a dream

Maybe it’s just my dreams

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So it Seems (young)

I packed the records and I took my clothes

I left mementos I could have stole

I walked away ‘cause you made me go

Couldn’t stay there any more

You were wrong so it seems

I’m not what you asked for not the girl of your dreams

I couldn’t hold your heart in mine

Every man I love is gone in time

I have a way of changing their minds

Darling, has our love died

You were wrong so it seems

I’m not what you asked for not the girl of your dreams

I cried ‘til I heaved and drank ‘til I slept

Fallen to pieces, sank to my depths

Buried the hatchet and any regrets

Do you wish wed never met?

You were wrong so it seems

I’m not what you asked for not the girl of your dreams

So I packed the records and I took my clothes

I left mementos I could have stole

I walked away ‘cause you made me go

I couldn’t stay there anymore

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Magdalene (young)

When we met I was the pet of every man in town

Then you took my hand and laid my body down

Though they say our love could never ever be

Our hearts are bound my rusty nails because gold’s too fancy for me

Our hearts are bound by rusty nail because gold’s too fancy for me

Backs to the grass we watched clouds pass from noon ‘til 2 or 3

We kissed each other there in the grass beneath the trees

Though one day our hair would turn grey and we would rest in peace

Our hearts are bound by blood and bones because gold’s too fancy for me

Our hearts are bound by blood and bone because gold’s too fancy for me

We were adrift the sun did slip behind the sea again

The starlight shone so bright on his satin skin

The anchor held our boat to the water blue and green

Our hearts are bound by heavy chains because gold’s too fancy for me

Our hearts are bound by heavy chains because gold’s too fancy for me

I breathed his breath and tasted his sweat

and felt his heart pounding

We drank ‘til no wine was left and our heads swam

Oh they were drowning, drowning

I cried at his feet and I watched him bleed the wind moaned soft and sweet

There we watched him die, he was only 33

In the end he said “I’ve always loved you Mary

Our hearts are bound by a crown of thorns because gold’s too fancy for me

Our hearts are bound by a crown of thorns because gold’s too fancy for me

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Holler Down the Hall (young)

Holler Down the Hall

Holler down the hall

Did it ever really matter at all?

Those problems seem so small

Holler down the hall

Remember that summer we went to the beach?

An old K5 and you and me

In the sand we’d sit in the sun we’d shine

When I was yours and you were mine

I wrote you songs and I loved you hard

We fucked and fought, forgave and forgot

You loved me once now you love me not

A tattered heart is all I’ve got

Holler down the hall

Did it ever really matter at all

Those problems seem so small

Holler down the hall

I drove a thousand miles to see your face

To feel your kiss, warm embrace

I’m driving west with nothing to lose

I’ve had nothing since I lost you

Holler down the hall

Did you ever really love me at all

Our problems seem so small

Holler down the hall

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Say it Ain’t So (young, petty)

Say it aint so

Say it aint so

Say it aint so

Please don’t go darling dear

I was a girl, you were a boy

I gave you a child oh what a joy

Laughter came easy living was a dream

Life came right at us like an overflowing stream

Say it aint so

Say it aint so

say it aint so

please don’t go darling dear

mountain is cold, river is wide

heart full of sorrow since our love died

the earth it did move, buildings did quake

mountains did crumble from all the heartbreak

say it aint so

say it aint so

say it aint so

please don’t go darling dear

I’m holding out in case you change your mind

Say it aint so please don’t leave me behind

Say it aint so

Say it aint so

Say it aint so

Please don’t go darling dear

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Ramblin’ Woman (young)

Christ peers down from heaven above

Only he knows what I’m capable of

I shot my mama ‘cause she beat me bad

I’ve killed every husband I ever had

I hide two guns beneath my dress

In leather straps around my legs

A steel blade tucked between my breasts

And a heart shaped coffin inside my chest

I’m living a life of sin, in case you couldn’t tell

I happen to be a rambling woman bound for the gates of hell

I shook the cops 14 miles back

Stole a man’s truck shot him in the back

I set him on fire to cover my tracks

Flames lick and kiss a body burned black

I’m living a life of sin, in case you couldn’t tell

I happen to be a rambling woman bound for the gates of hell

I come from a long line of heart-breaking fools

Don’t fuck with me, son, I’ll walk all over you

Choke on the blood, a growing red pool

I only do what I have to do

I’m living a life of sin, in case you couldn’t tell

I happen to be a rambling woman bound for the gates of hell

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Wild, Wild Hair (Delilah) (young)

I can hear your heartbeat, baby, when I hold you

I can feel your heartbeat, like paper I unfold you

You came around and you stayed for a while

Your mama don’t like me, like me, like me oh no child

With your wild, wild hair

And your cold, cold eyes

How could I be surprised

How could I be surprised

I can hear your heartbeat, out of the eater comes something to eat

I can feel your heartbeat, out of the strong comes something sweet

They came around and they stayed for a while

Now you don’t love me, love me, love me, oh no child

With your wild, wild hair

And your cold, cold eyes

How could I be surprised

How could I be surprised

I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry goodbye

With your wild, wild, hair

And your cold, cold eyes

How could I be surprised

How could I be surprised

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Black Valentine (young)

It’s midnight

I count the stars to pass the time

Oh but lately I’ve

Had a troubled mind

Baby oh baby you are my

Black valentine

My heart broke

When you told me on the phone

You weren’t coming home

Now i’m cold alone

Baby oh baby you are my black valentine

Its midnight

I count the stars to pass the time

Oh but lately I’ve

Had a troubled mind

Baby, you are my black valentine