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Monroe Crossing- Minnesota's Bluegrass Ambassadors -
Lyrics from Art Blackburn & Sandi Scott's 'The Flame in My Heart'
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YOU'LL GET NO MORE OF ME
(Hazel Dickens, Happy Vally Music, BMI)

As you go from me you want all that's left
the last thread of pride in my heart
'Til you've wrung the last teardrop from my eye
you won't be satisfied

CHORUS:
So take your cold unloving heart
your eyes too blinded to see
You never found the door to this heart of mine
You'll get no more of me

You wrecked my heart like a cold winter storm
bendin' my branches so low
Oh, your wayward heart and your tortured soul
leave no memory worthy to hold
CHORUS

So, I take back my heart from the window sill
I'll hang my tears out to dry
I'll hang my head in sorrow no more
and no more tears will I cry
CHORUS
You'll get no more of me



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THE FLAME IN MY HEART
(George Jones & Bernard L. Spurlock, Starrite Pub. Co., BMI)

You cheated on me (you cheated on me)
I tried to be fair (I tried to be fair)
but you don't believe in doin' your share

But I've learned my lesson (but I've learned my lesson)
and now I can say (and now I can say)
the flame in my heart is dyin' away (is dyin' away)

CHORUS:
Your kisses don't thrill me like they used to do
Your arms only chill me, I'm glad that we're through
My heart was once yearnin' (my heart was once yearnin')
Oh, but now I can say (but now I can say)
the flame in my heart is dyin' away (is dyin' away)

You fooled me awhile (you fooled me awhile)
Oh, you thought you were wise (you thought you were wise)
You even believe I fell for your lies

But the trick turned on you (but the trick turned on you)
and now I can say (and now I can say)
the flame in my heart is dyin' away (is dyin' away)
CHORUS



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AIN'T NO ASH WILL BURN
(Walt Aldridge, EMI/Colgens, ASCAP)

I have seen snow that fell in May
And I have seen rain on cloudless days
Some things are bound to change
There ain't no ash will burn

CHORUS:
Love is a precious thing I'm told
Burns just like West Virginia coal
But when the fire dies down it's cold
There ain't no ash will burn

You say this life is not your lot
But I can't be something that I'm not
We can't stoke a fire that we ain't got
There ain't no ash will burn
CHORUS

There comes a time in every life
when there are no more tears to cry
We must leave something dear behind
There ain't no ash will burn
CHORUS
There is one lesson I have learned
There ain't no ash will burn



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GOIN' ACROSS THE MOUNTAIN
(Public Domain)

I'm goin' across the mountain, oh, fare you well
Goin' 'cross the mountain, you can hear my banjo tell
Got my rifle on my back, my powder it is dry
Goin' 'cross the mountain, Chrissy, don't you cry

Goin' across the mountain to join the boys in blue
When the war is over, I'll come back to you
Goin' across the mountain if I have to crawl
give old cap's men some of my rifle ball

Waitin' for it's good n' daylight, if nothin' happens to me
I'll be wary down yonder in old Tennessee
I'll expect you'll miss me when I'm gone, but I'm goin' through
When this fightin's over, I'll come back to you

Got my own waist coat, got my mountain dew
Chrissy, don't you worry 'cause I'll come back to you
I'm goin' across the mountain, oh fare you well
Goin' 'cross the mountain, you can hear my banjo tell



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OAK GROVE CHURCH
(Don Reno, Fort Knox Music/Trio Music Inc., BMI)

There's an old church so dear, standing lonesome and still
and in memory it's still to me
A place still so sweet where I heard as a boy
the old hymn Nearer My God To Thee

CHORUS:
Oh the memories untold
Oh the wonderful, beautiful memories untold
Oak grove of old
In that old precious oak grove of old
Will live on 'til the end of time
For the Savior was there
For the wonderful, heavenly Savior was there
Each time the bells tolled
Yes, each time that old church bell would toll
Looking for His lost sheep to find

There I heard mother sing and I heard daddy pray
with the tears running down their face
Many now have passed on whose souls there were saved
while we all sang Amazing Grace
CHORUS

There's still an oak grove where I played as a boy
and I'm sure there is still a well
And I know every spring sweet as still the birds sing
Some will nest in the old church bell
CHORUS

CHORUS



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STEP STONE
(Public Domain)

I stood on my step stone when school days were o'er
longed for the time to go by
Now that it's gone and I sit here tonight
to bid my old step stone goodbye

CHORUS:
Goodbye to my step stone, goodbye to my home
God bless the ones that I leave with a sigh
Fields will be whitening and I will be gone
to ramble this wide world alone

It's hard to be parted from those that you love
when reversals of fortune have come
The world's strongest heartstrings are broken in twain
by the absence of loved ones and home
CHORUS

I stand on my step stone at eventime now
the wind whistles by with a moan
Love now is gone as I sit here tonight
Goodbye to my step stone and home
CHORUS



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CRY, CRY DARLIN'
(Jimmie C. Newman & J.D. Miller, Acuff/Rose - Opryland Music Group, BMI)

Cry, cry darlin'
That's all I'll do if you should leave me with the blues
Cry, cry darlin'
That's all I'll do 'cause you're the one that's in my heart

For me there'll be no moonlight
if we should ever part
Cry, cry darlin'
that's all I'll do 'cause you're the one that's in my heart

Cry, cry darlin'
My eyes will cry and never dry if you should go
Cry, cry darlin'
When shadows creep I'll just weep, I'll die I know

You know how much I'd miss you
if we should ever part
Cry, cry darlin'
That's all I'll do 'cause you're the one that's in my heart

You know how much I'd miss you
if we should ever part
Cry, cry darlin'
That's all I'll do 'cause you're the one that's in my heart



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THE BRAMBLE AND THE ROSE
(Barbara Keith, EMI/Feist Catalog Inc., ASCAP)

We've been so close together
each a candle and a flame
All the dangers were outside us
and we knew them all by name

CHORUS:
Now see how the bramble and the rose intertwine
Now love grows like the bramble and the rose
*often cruel, often kind

Now I've hurt you and it hurts me
just to see what we can do
to ourselves and to each other
without really meaning to
CHORUS
* 'round each other they will wind

So put your arms around me
Yes, and sing a true love song
One that we can sing together
One to last the whole night long
CHORUS

CHORUS
* 'round each other we will wind

Now love grows like the bramble and the rose
'round each other we will wind



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WAITING FOR THE HARD TIMES TO GO
(Jim Ringer, Folklore Productions, Inc., ASCAP)

My name it don't matter, you don't know me no how
but I wish you would listen to what I'm saying now
I need someone to talk to, but I want you to know
I ain't puttin' you down, but I don't like this town
Just waitin' for the hard times to go

I came here from Fresno and that is my home
If I ever get back there, I won't feel so alone
I came looking for work here just a few weeks ago
Now my spirit is beat from walking these streets
Just waitin' for the hard times to go

My home seems as far now as the Earth is from Mars
Everywhere that I look here, I see buildings and cars
I want to hear the birds singin', I want to feel the breeze blow
But I know that can't be, I just can't be free
Just waitin' for the hard times to go

Sometimes I wonder by the workings of life
Can a man make a living for his kids and his wife
without leaving his hometown for a strange place to go
Where he can't save a cent and his whole life is spent
Just waitin' for the hard times to go
Just waitin' for the hard times to go



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GOLD WATCH AND CHAIN
(A.P. Carter, Peer International Corp., BMI)

CHORUS:
Oh, I'll pawn you my gold watch and chain, love
And I'll pawn you my gold wedding ring
I will pawn you this heart in my bosom
Only say that you'll love me again

Darling, how can I stay here without you
I have nothing to cheer my poor heart
This old world would seem sad, love, without you
Tell me now that we never will part
CHORUS

Take back all the gifts you have given
A gold ring and a lock of your hair
and a card with your picture upon it
It's a face that is false yet is fair
CHORUS

Oh, the white rose that blooms in the garden
It grows with the love of my heart
It broke through on the day that I met you
It will die on the day that we part
CHORUS



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OLD PAL OF YESTERDAY
(Public Domain)

In the twilight when the shadows are falling
at the close of a long, weary day
Then I fancy I hear a voice calling
It's my old pal of yesterday

CHORUS:
Old pal, I'm so blue since you left me
Life's been a burden to bear
I wonder, old pal, if you miss me
I wonder if you still care
Does your memory stray to yesterday
and take it to a heart that was light and gay
Won't you come back for I still love you
My old pal of yesterday

When the whippoorwill calls in the wild wood
to his mate who is drifting away
Then my heart rambles back to my childhood
of my old pal of yesterday
CHORUS

Now, laughter and gladness don't know me
and smiles are like strangers today
What friend could this happiness show me
Oh, it's my old pal of yesterday
CHORUS


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THE WALLS OF TIME
(Bill Monroe & Peter Rowan, Bill Monroe Music, BMI)

The wind is blowin' 'cross the mountain
and down o'er the valley way below
It sweeps the grave of my darlin'
When I die that's where I want to go

CHORUS:
Lord, send the angels for my darlin'
and take her to that home on high
I'll wait my time out here on earth, love
and come to you when I die

Our names are carved upon the tombstone
I promised you before you died
Our love will bloom forever, darlin'
when we rest side by side
CHORUS

I hear her voice out in the darkness
It moans and whispers through the pines
I know it must be her a'callin'
I hear her through the walls of time
CHORUS


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THE CYCLONE OF RYE COVE
(A.P. Carter, Peer International Corp., BMI)

Oh, listen today, a story I'll tell
with sadness and tear-dimmed eyes
Of a dreadful cyclone that came one day
and blew our schoolhouse away

CHORUS:
Rye Cove (Rye Cove) Rye Cove (Rye Cove)
The place of my childhood and home
Where life's early dawn I once loved to roam
But now it's so silent and lone

When the cyclone appeared, it darkened the air
and lightning flashed over the sky
And the children all cried, Don't take us away
but spare us to go back home
CHORUS

Mothers so dear and fathers the same
all came to the horrible scene
Searching and crying, each found their own child
dying on a pillow of stone
CHORUS

Oh, give us the home far beyond the blue skies
where storm and cyclone are unknown
And there on life's strand we'll clasp the glad hand
of the children in their heavenly home
CHORUS


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WHEN THE ROSES BLOOM IN DIXIELAND
(A.P. Carter, Peer International Corp., BMI)

When the roses bloom in Dixieland, I am coming home to you
When the band is playing music grand to the sweetest girl I ever knew
I'm savin' up my money to buy a little cabin home for two
When the roses bloom in Dixieland, I am coming home to you

I met my honey at the railroad track, I said, Honey, wait for me
I'm going to make a lot of money up north then it's me for old Tennessee
I'm savin' up my money to buy a little cabin home for two
When the roses bloom in Dixieland, I am coming home to you

When the roses bloom in Dixieland, I am coming home to you
When the band is playing music grand to the sweetest girl I ever knew
I'm savin' up my money to buy a little cabin home for two
When the roses bloom in Dixieland, I am coming home to you



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H O M E
(Holly Tashian, Forerunner Music Inc., ASCAP)

Home still rocks my soul
steals my dreams each night
I never thought I'd be turning back
to a light that burns so bright

CHORUS:
I'm going back where my heart still lives
back to my dear old friends
When they reach out with welcome arms
it will be my journey's end

I still remember the nights
we'd sing sweet country songs
We'd laugh at the good times, cry at the bad
and life just rolled along
CHORUS

Home still rocks my soul
steals my dreams each night
I never thought I'd be turning back
to a light that burns so bright
CHORUS


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