Gary Penny

Gary Penny

BandCountryBluegrass

Hard driving, high energy bluegrass, original and traditional material, good picking, excellent singing, tight harmonies, strong stage show, very entertaining. One of the fastest rising bluegrass bands in Texas.

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Lyrics

Hot Bitter Tears

Written By: Gary Penny

Hot Bitter Tears

I should have known the moment that I met you
Someday you’d be telling me goodbye
But I knew the moment that you left me
You’d be singing with the angels up on high

And it’s a long way from Macon up to Memphis
Concealing what I carry as I drive
And it’s not with good intentions
That I travel
With these hot bitter tears in my eyes

You say you didn’t really mean to hurt me
When you ran off with that man to Tennessee
but what you did was cut me to the bone dear
Left these hot bitter tears blinding me

And it’s a long way from Macon up to Memphis
Concealing what I carry as I drive
And it’s not with good intentions
That I travel
With these hot bitter tears in my eyes

Now I have a lot of time for thinking
And thinking is what I‘m doing with my time
And every night I dream about you darling
And each morning I wake up to my crime

And it’s a long way from Macon up to Memphis
Concealing what I carry as I drive
And it’s not with good intentions
That I travel
With these hot bitter tears in my eyes
And it’s not with good intentions
That I travel
With these hot bitter tears in my eyes

Otis Montgomery

Written By: Gary Penny

Otis Montgomery

My name is Otis Montgomery and I was born in Alabama
Raised in the town of my name
I was seventeen and restless looking for adventure
With a rebel yell and a shotgun
I joined on the side of the gray

I didn’t start no Civil War and I never owned a slave
But I couldn’t let a danged old Yankee
Put me in my grave so I fought them in the dead of night
And I fought them in the light of day
I never was no hero
But I never runned away

I saw blood and bone and misery
I saw cannon fire turn the daylight black
I heard grown men cry for their mamas
I saw there wasn’t no turning back

Well no one thought it’d last this long
No one thought it should
Still we kept on fighting and doing what we could
And in the heat of battle with our backs against the wall
We kept our spirits up right up until the fall

Then Sherman burned Atlanta
He burned mansions, farms and shacks
And he marched on down to the coastline
He put a whip across out backs

I lost some friends and family and more along the way
Still we kept on fighting with nothing left to say
And in some lonesome valley just before the evening fell
Some Yankee bullet hit me and stopped my rebel yell

Then Sherman burned Atlanta
He burned mansions, farms and shacks
And he marched on down to the coastline
He put a whip across out backs

My name is Otis Montgomery and I was born in Alabama
Raised in the town of my name
I was seventeen and restless looking for adventure
With a rebel yell and a shotgun
I joined on the side of the gray