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Monroe Crossing- Minnesota's Bluegrass Ambassadors - Lyrics from The Pretty Good Bluegrass Band's 'When the Cold Winds Blow'
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HEARTACHE AND STONE
(Art Blackburn, Sloppy Bob's Music)
Here comes the dawn, hear the pourin' rain
My baby's long gone, only left the pain
Each an' every day feelin' more alone
CHORUS:
The road to happiness is paved
with heartache and stone, heartache and stone
In days gone by, cares were far and few
Spirits runnin' high, skies clear and blue
Wish I could return, but I've since grown old
CHORUS
When my time is o'er, when I'm old an' bent
hope I don't regret how my life was spent
I could never find that pot of gold
CHORUS

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LOVE GROWN COLD
(Lynn Morris, Happy Valley Music, Tortoiseshell Melodies, BMI)
Now, you can take my money and you can take my pride
You can take them all and go down the mountainside
Go downtown and fool around, but you're not foolin' me
I'm not the one you love so don't come home to me
CHORUS:
I'm tired of bein' lied to, tired of growin' old
Tired of livin' my life for love grown cold
Now, you can catch a wild bird an' you can set it free
But you can't turn unloose the pain that's trapped inside of me
You can't teach a cheatin' kind to live the golden rule
My mama didn't raise me to be a doggone fool
CHORUS
Now, you can take your whiskey an' you can take your wine
An' I might spend some lonely nights but I'll just take my time
There comes a time when a broken heart just has to close its door
Tired givin' heart just can't give no more
CHORUS 2X

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COLD RAIN AND SNOW
(Peter Rowan, Sea Lion Music, BMI)
Well, I married me a wife, give me trouble all my life
Run me out in that cold rain and snow
Rain and snow
Run me out in that cold rain and snow
She came on down the stairs with her long yellow hair
And her cheeks were as red as a rose
As a rose
And her cheeks were as red as a rose
Well, I done all I can do just to get along with you
And I ain't gonna be treated this a way
This a way
And I ain't gonna be treated this a way
She came into the room, there she met her fatal doom
And I ain't gonna be treated this a way
This a way
And I ain't gonna be treated this a way
Run me out in that cold rain and snow

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I'LL REMEMBER YOU LOVE IN MY PRAYERS
(Public Domain)
When the curtains of night are pinned back by the stars
and the beautiful moon sweeps the sky
Dewdrops from heaven are kissing the rose
It's then that my memory flies
Well, upon the wings of a beautiful dove
I'll hasten this message of cheer
And I'll give you a kiss of affection and say
I'll remember you, love, in my prayers
Now, the angels of heaven are guarding the good
as God has ordained them to do
In answer to prayers that I offer to Him
I know there's one waiting for you
Now, go where you will upon land or on sea
and I'll share all your sorrows and cares
At night as I kneel by my bedside to pray
I'll remember you, love, in my prayers
Well, at night as I kneel by my bedside to pray
I'll remember you, love, in my prayers

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ONE WAY TRACK
(Ricky Skaggs & Wes Golding, Southern Melody Pub. Co., BMI)
CHORUS:
My heart's breakin', Lord an' it's takin'
me on a one-way trip on down the track
My soul is burnin', the wheels are turnin'
Hey, Mr. Engineer, won't you bring my baby back
Well, she left me this mornin'
I heared her hangin' low
Lord, you could hear that whistle blowin'
I don't know what I've done
Must've had too much fun
Lord, I hate to see her go
CHORUS
Now, I'm headed down a one-way track
One ways don't come back
they just keep rollin' on and on
It's down to my soul
an' I'm about to lose control
There's just one thing you must know
CHORUS

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THE OLD CROSSROAD
(Charlie Monroe, Unichappel Music Inc., BMI)
Oh, my brother take this warning
Don't let old Satan hold your hand
You'll be lost in sin forever
You'll never reach the promised land
CHORUS:
The old crossroad now is waiting
Which one are you gonna take
One leads down to destruction
the other to the Pearly Gates
One road leads up to Heaven
The other goes down below
Jesus, our Savior will protect you
He'll guide you by the old crossroad
CHORUS
Soon, your life will be over
You'll have to face the old crossroad
Will you be ready then, my brother
to shun the one who's down below
CHORUS

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LAST NIGHT I DREAMED OF LOVING YOU
(Hugh Moffatt, Atlantic Music Corp., Gray Mouser Music, BMI)
Last night I dreamed of loving you
your skin so soft, your eyes so blue
Then when I woke, you were not there
and I was left alone to care
And I was left alone to love
just like the stars that shine above
They shine so high, so far away
I die for you each passing day
It cannot be, it cannot be
I cannot live in misery
When will I hold you in my arms
and lie with you beneath the stars
I wish I was a shining star
I'd catch your eye, I'd touch your heart
And there I'd live until I die
fall like a tear from your blue eye
Last night I dreamed of loving you
your skin so soft, your eyes so blue
Then when I woke, you were not there
and I was left alone to care

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BANJO MEDLEY:
EARL'S BREAKDOWN
(Earl Scruggs, Peer International Corp., BMI)
FOGGY MOUNTAIN BREAKDOWN
(Earl Scruggs, Peer International Corp., BMI)
REMINGTON'S RIDE
(Herb Remington, Fort Know Music Co., BMI)

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A MOTHER'S LAST WORDS TO HER DAUGHTER
(Public Domain)
A mother called her daughter to her dying bed
and laid her hands gently on her daughter's head
And grabbed her up tightly in her arms
Said, I will not be with you very long
Oh daughter, God is soon gonna carry me home
but you must remember when I'm dead and gone
Oh, I must leave you in this old world alone
but you know God will take you safely home
CHORUS:
Bye and bye, I'm going to see the King
Bye and bye, I'm going to see the kKng
Bye and bye, I'm going to see the King
Lord, I don't mind dyin', I'm a child of God
Now, you might do things you don't consider no harm
But God in heaven, He knows that you've done wrong
So, you better let dancing, an' card parties all go by
so that you can reach your heavenly home on high
CHORUS

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SOMEBODY LIKE YOU
(Art Blackburn, Sloppy Bob's Music)
From the day I first met you
I knew right then you were the kind
that could always keep me happy
all my days and my lonely nights
Hope to find a way to tell you
Hope that I can come to be
the one who cares for you and I hope that you
can take these lonesome blues away from me
CHORUS:
Tired of bein' so lonely
Tired of bein' so blue
Been so all alone, no one to call my own
Need to find somebody like you
Said I'd like to know you better
Said I'd like to know your mind
But you said, Sweetheart, be careful
You might not like what you find
The life you led, it just don't matter
Your heart is true, it's plain to see
We'll have a happy home, honey, no more I'll roam
when you take these lonesome blues away from me
CHORUS

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WILD WIND
(Barry and Holly Tashian, Forerunner Music - Poodle Dog Music, ASCAP)
Wild wind, come around my window
Look inside and I'll be there
In my room I sit alone now
by the bed we to share
Wild wind, take me with you
and we'll fly like the whippoorwill
Through the night so dark and lonely
we will sweep across the hills
CHORUS:
Wild wind, I hear you asking
Who would toss our love aside
Like a tree with roots too shallow
taken down when the wind blows high
Wild wind, take me with you
and we'll roll like a tumbleweed
Like the ghost of the one who left me
we will cry and we will grieve
CHORUS

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MIDNIGHT ON THE HIGHWAY
(Annette Diane Peacock, Hey Skimo Pub. Co., ASCAP)
Midnight on the highway
and the stars are all aglow
And it seems I'm always drivin'
and I miss my darlin' so
CHORUS:
Midnight on the highway
Big bright moon above
It lights the white lines for me
on the way home to my love
Can't you hear the wheels a'hummin
as we roll on through the night
My desire is to hold you
and I'll be home before midnight
CHORUS
Now, the shadows quickly fading
as a town comes into view
A few more miles my journey's over
and again I'll be with you
CHORUS

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NIGHT AND DAY
(Barry St Mane, Beemer Music)

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LONESOME PINE
(Jack Tottle, Happy Valley Music, BMI)
CHORUS:
I'd rather be a lonesome pine way out on a ridge
all alone, blowin' in the wind and rain
I'd rather be a homeless man sleepin' underneath a railroad bridge
than to love a woman who only brings you pain
I'd rather be a fox with the hunters on his trail
I'd rather be an old dog left a stray
I'd rather have no one to come home to
than to live in love hurtin' day after day
CHORUS
The farmer offers life an' labor to the land
With a gentle hand he tends the fertile ground
And in the golden field of harvest time
I offered you my heart but you turned me down
CHORUS

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HIGH ON A MOUNTAIN
(Ola Belle Reed, Midstream Music, BMI)
CHORUS:
High on a mountain top, standin' all alone
wonderin' where the years of our life have flown
High on a mountain top, headin' low and free
I'm wonderin' 'bout the days that used to be
As I looked in the valley down below
It was green just as far as I could see
As my memory returned, oh, how my heart did yearn
for you and the days that used to be
CHORUS
Well, I wonder if you ever think of me
or if time blotted out your memory
As I listen to the breeze whisper gently through the trees
I'll always cherish what you meant to me
CHORUS

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WHEN THE COLD WINDS BLOW
(Art Blackburn, Sloppy Bob's Music)
When the cold winds blow in Minnesota
and the snow's fallin' heavy on the pine
Oh, I wonder if you ever think about me
in the sunny hills way down in Caroline
Is the old home place the way I left it
Has the floor on the front porch been repaired
Nights I wonder if you're dreamin' of me only
and I'm hopin' that you still love me, dear
CHORUS:
Yes, I wonder if you ever think about me
Please say I'm your only love and care
When the cold winds blow in Minnesota
are you still thinkin' only of me, dear
Now I know, sweetheart, how much it hurt you
when I told you that I had to go away
'Fore you turned aside I made to you this promise
that I'd be comin' home to you one day
Now, before the robins have returned, dear
Before the snow has melted off the pine
I'll be back in your arms , my little darlin'
in the sunny hills way down in Caroline
CHORUS

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