Jeff & Vida

Jeff & Vida

BandAmericanaAcoustic

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Lyrics

Rockabilly Baby

Written By: Vida Wakeman

Some guys like to ride them trucks and girls like to hear that whistle blow
Other fella’s are real tough and they go and ride the rodeo
Other guys they trade in stock I’d rather darn my old man’s socks
as long as there’s a song in it for me
'Cause my hearts for guitar slingers
them chicken pickin swingers
I’m a rockabilly baby from Nashville Tennessee

I like it when they play it fast you know I really love to hear it twang
A little reverb on a fender amp sure helps to make that six string sing
I’d dress ‘em in a Nudie suit with roses, stars and boots to boot
throw a hat on- baby you’re a dream
'Cause my hearts for guitar slingers
them chicken pickin swingers
I’m a rockabilly baby from Nashville Tennessee

I’m a rockabilly baby
and I love it when they’re crazy ‘
'cause every note turns me on
I love to see ‘em sittin
chicken picken never getting
not even one note wrong
plenty fishes in the sea
but the one that’s meant for me
is an old guitar slinger from Nashville Tennessee

You can catch 'em at them Broadway bars playing for the old tip jar
or see them on the Grand Ole Opry
I’ve seen them round fixing cars or sittin' in my neighbors yard
I even got one right up here with me
And I never tell them what to do 'cause after just a song or two
I will know if they’re the real thing
'Cause my hearts for guitar slingers
them chicken pickin swingers
I’m a rockabilly baby from Nashville Tennessee

I’m a rockabilly baby
and I love it when they’re crazy ‘
'cause every note turns me on
I love to see ‘em sittin
chicken picken never getting
not even one note wrong
plenty fishes in the sea
but the one that’s meant for me
is that ole guitar slinger
just try to watch his fingers
he’s a real rockin daddy
and he knows what makes me happy
it’s the way my momma raised me
I’m a rockabilly baby from Nashville Tennessee

Hello sunshine, hello blueskies

Written By: Vida Wakeman

them boxcar blues are fast forgotten
them soup can lines are too
when you're southward bound and the sun gets shining
you cannot get home too soon

you're travelloing up them hills and dipping in the hollers
on a road called the blueskyway
with every mile behind you them smokes stacks are fading
you know that you're going home to stay

CHORUS:
hello sunshine hello blueskies
good to see you it's been a long time
I cannot stay sir I've made up my mind
I'm going back where the trees are tall the smiles are big and best of all
my baby's there

the mountain laurel will soon be blooming
and the morning glories will climb
but I'll be long gone by the time they're open
I'm following that southern line

Hear an old freight in the distance calling
and the crossing bell it does ring
that train ain't lonesome it's a-hootin and a-hollerin
cause it's heading down to new orleans

CHORUS

I'm southward bound wish I was flying
'cause these wheels they roll too slow
with every town I pass my spirits are rising
and my thought are already home

soon I'll be driving through fields of cotton
the sign will read bienvenue
then I'm skipping down a lane where my darling's waiting
I'll throw out these rambling shoes

CHORUS

Hello sunshine, hello blueskies

Written By: Vida Wakeman

them boxcar blues are fast forgotten
soup can lines are too
when you're southward bound
the sun gets shining
you cannot get home too soon

I'm heading through the hills and heading through the hollers
on a road called the blueskyway
with every mile behind me them smokes stacks are fading
you know, I'm going home to stay

CHORUS:
hello sunshine hello blueskies
good to see you it's been a long time
I cannot wait sir I've made up my mind
I'm going back where the trees are tall the smiles are big and best of all
my baby's there

the mountain laurel will soon be blooming
and the morning glories will climb
but I'll be long gone by the time they're open
I'm following a southern line

Hear an old train in the distance calling
and the crossing bell it does ring
that train ain't lonesome it's a-hootin and a-hollerin
cause it's heading south to new orleans

CHORUS

I'm southward bound wish I was flying
'cause these wheels they roll too slow
with every town I pass my spirits are rising
and my thoughts are already home

soon I'll be driving through fields of cotton
the sign will read bienvenue
then I'm skipping down a lane where my darling's waiting
I'll throw out these rambling shoes

CHORUS

Daddy's Girl

Written By: Vida Wakeman

folks called her daddy’s girl
friends said it’s a big old world
why don’t you stay in town
settle down
everybody said the same
she’ll leave home when she changes her name
but they don’t know
she’s going to go

CHORUS:
when i grow up
that’s what she said
pack my bags and put on a pretty dress
heads will turn when she steps out
at the old depot she’s leaving town
goodbye daddy’s girl

when she looks in the mirror
there’s a woman she can’t see her
with eyes a distant shade
of blue that dreaming made
her life ain’t like tv
she’s not rich and she’s no beauty
but she's got a big ole heart
just need a place to start

CHORUS:
when i grow up
that’s what she said
pack my bags and put on a pretty dress
heads will turn when she steps out
at the old depot she’s leaving town
goodbye daddy’s girl

we rode on together
she showed me an old letter
it was old and torn
from before she was born
she read and she smiled
a goodbye note from her daddy’s bride
saying Pa don’t worry now
tell Ma I’m leaving town

CHORUS:
when i grow up
that’s what she said
pack my bags and put on a pretty dress
heads will turn when she steps out
at the old depot she’s leaving town
goodbye daddy’s girl

BRIDGE:
they say all good things come to those who wait
but she can't wait forever dreaming
sometimes all it takes is just a leap of faith
and so today the girl is leaving

goodbye daddy's girl

Mary Ann

Written By: Vida Wakeman

Hey there Mary Ann
I'm gonna marry you if I can
I'll bring you flowers
Take you high on the mountain top
We'll talk for hours

When it's time to come back down
Don't you fret and don't you frown
It's been a coming
For such a long time we both know
There'll be no running

So take me in your loving arms
and give me all your precious charms
So I'll remember
The only thing I've ever known
That was so tender

Mary won't you promise me
To keep me in your memory
In times uncertain
When duty calls me far away
Don't you be worrying

If they send my body home
Remember that you're not alone
There'll be no crying
It's just the price we had to pay
For all the fighting

When the little baby comes
Tell him he's his Daddy's son
I'd be proud of him
Would you name him after me
Tell him I'd loved him

Hey there Mary Ann
Let's get married baby take my hand
and for a moment
We'll forget I have to go
Treasure our time spent

Hey there Mary Ann
I'm gonna marry you if I can