Jo Ellen Doering

Jo Ellen Doering

 Los Angeles, California, USA
BandCountryBluegrass

Bluegrass, traditional and original acoustic music based in Los Angeles

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Every Step of The Way

Written By: Jo Ellen Doering

BLUEGRASS CATEGORY
EVERY STEP OF THE WAY

1) I saw you stumble and fall, I saw you scratch your knees.
I heard you cryin' "Mama, come and help me please".
Standin' on your own, you learned to walk that day;
But I was close behind you every step of the way.

CHORUS:
Every step of the way, (answer)Every step of the way
Every step of the way, (answer)Every step of the way
I was close behind you every step of the way.

2) Such a beautiful child, now you're fully grown
Goin' off to school, livin' on your own.
You whispered "Dad I'm scared", when you left that day
But I was close behind you every step of the way.

CHORUS:
Every step of the way, (answer)Every step of the way
Every step of the way, (answer)Every step of the way
I was close behind you every step of the way.

3) I saw you stumble and fall down upon your knees
Heard you cryin' "Father" on Calvary.
"Why am I forsaken, this mournful day?"
But I was close behind you every step of the way.

CHORUS:
Every step of the way, (answer)Every step of the way
Every step of the way, (answer)Every step of the way
I was close behind you every step of the way.

Jo Ellen & George Doering
JoEllen29@aol.com
323-874-0213
3464 Adina Dr.
L.A., CA.90068

Slow Down Baby

Written By: Jo Ellen Doering

BLUEGRASS CATEGORY

SLOW DOWN BABY

1) You see me walking down your streets in the morning
With the Sun on my shoulder and the wind in my hair.
Well I've not come to live here, I'll probably spend the day
But by tomorrow I'll be far away from here.
Chorus:
Slow down baby don't drive so fast
Don't you know this feelin's gonna pass
The further I move, the faster I go
Hopin' maybe I'll leave behind all the things that bug me
All the dreams that fill my troubled mind

2) All the roads that I traveled on, I never stayed on one too long
Just lookin' for someone I could call a friend.
I keep moving to another town to find a place to settle down
And make my life worth something again.

REPEAT CHORUS

3) Now all the towns start to look the same
Just a place with a different name
Seems no matter where I go I runnin' into me
And with all the corners that I've turned
You'd think someday I might learn
Moving' fast will never set me free.

REPEAT CHORUS

Jo Ellen & George Doering
3464 Adina Drive, L.A. CA. 90068
323-874-0213
email: JoEllen29@aol.com

The Wanderer

Written By: Jo Ellen Doering

BLUEGRASS CATEGORY

THE WANDERER

1) The wind is blowin' across the dusty plains
Howlin' it's lonesome cry.
Callin' to the wanderer to be headin' out again
Callin' for her to say good bye.

2) It's always hard to leave behind one's you love so dear
Even though you can no longer stay.
But if you were meant for wanderin' there's no time for tears
You know it cannot be any other way.

Chorus
Now with the Sun, Moon and Stars
And a long stretch of road I'm movin' on.
On and on into the distance
Singin' a wanderer's song.

3) The home of a wanderer is deep in her heart
And she carries it wherever she goes.
And the blue skies up above her and the ground beneath her feet
Are the only truth she ever needs to know.

4) It always takes that distance between you and your friends
Lets you know you really love them so;
But if giving were as easy as taking all you can
We'd never want for love anymore

REPEAT CHORUS TWO TIMES

Written by: Jo Ellen & George Doering
3464 Adina Drive Los Angeles, CA 90068
JoEllen29@aol.com
323-874-0213

We're Finding Our Way Back Home

Written By: Jo Ellen Doering

GOSPEL CATEGORY
WE'RE FINDIN' OUR WAY BACK HOME

CHORUS:
We're findin' our way back home
We're findin' our way back home.
We'll see all our loved ones who've gone on before,
We're findin our way back home.

1)We've all had our troubles, our trials and doubts,
We've all had our times of despair.
But when our journey's over, finally the gates
Will open up when we get there.

REPEAT CHORUS

2)Sometimes there are troubles we can't understand
And it seems like there's no one to care;
But the load will be lifted and the veil torn away
That day when we finally get there.

REPEAT CHORUS

3)We've all had our sorrows that cut us so deep
With a pain we hardly could bear;
But the Angels will greet us, across that bright shore
Hallelujah, when we all get there.

REPEAT CHORUS:

We're findin' our way back home
We're findin' our way back home.
We'll see all our loved ones who've gone on before,
We're findin our way back home.
Hallelujah, we're on our way home.

Jo Ellen Doering & George Doering
JoEllen29@aol.com
323-874-0213
3464 Adina Drive
Los Angeles, CA. 90068

Every Step of The Way

Written By: Jo Ellen Doering

GOSPEL CATEGORY
EVERY STEP OF THE WAY

1) I saw you stumble and fall, I saw you scratch your knees.
I heard you cryin' "Mama, come and help me please".
Standin' on your own, you learned to walk that day;
But I was close behind you every step of the way.

CHORUS:
Every step of the way, (answer)Every step of the way
Every step of the way, (answer)Every step of the way
I was close behind you every step of the way.

2) Such a beautiful child, now you're fully grown
Goin' off to school, livin' on your own.
You whispered "Dad I'm scared", when you left that day
But I was close behind you every step of the way.

CHORUS:
Every step of the way, (answer)Every step of the way
Every step of the way, (answer)Every step of the way
I was close behind you every step of the way.

3) I saw you stumble and fall down upon your knees
Heard you cryin' "Father" on Calvary.
"Why am I forsaken, this mournful day?"
But I was close behind you every step of the way.

CHORUS:
Every step of the way, (answer)Every step of the way
Every step of the way, (answer)Every step of the way
I was close behind you every step of the way.

Jo Ellen & George Doering
JoEllen29@aol.com
323-874-0213
3464 Adina Dr.
L.A., CA.90068

Little Bitty Piece of God

Written By: Jo Ellen Doering

GOSPEL CATEGORY
LITTLE, BITTY PIECE OF GOD

1) Down inside, (answer) Deep down inside
There, where miracles abound,
There just waiting, (answer) there just waiting,
oh waiting to be found;
Straight from Heaven, (answer) straight from Heaven,
From that starry crown,
Is a little, bitty piece of God.

2) It's amazing, (answer) It's amazing,
All the treasures lying there;
And the joy, (answer) yes the joy, and the peace beyond compare;
All the answers, (answer) all the answers, to our every prayer
In that little, bitty piece of God.

BR : Like a Beacon in the night shining brightly from the shore,
It will guide us safely home. From the moment we leave Heaven
To our last day here on Earth,
We've got that little, bitty piece of God.

3) Oh happy day, (answer) oh happy day,
When we remember who we are.
And we've traveled, (answer) yes we've traveled,
Yes we've traveled oh, so far
On our journey, (answer) on our journey, just to find out that we're all
Just a little, bitty piece of God.

REPEAT BRIDGE

We've got that little, bitty piece of God.
Yes, we're all a little piece of God.

Jo Ellen Doering & George Doering
323-874-0213
3464 Adina Drive
Los Angeles, CA. 90068
email: JoEllen29@aol.com

Hard Workin' Man of Mine

Written By: Jo Ellen Doering

Written by Jo Ellen Doering & George Doering

HARD WORKIN’ MAN OF MINE

1) Well he gets up every mornin’ ‘bout a quarter past five and drags himself to the shower
Lord sometimes he looks like he’s barely alive,
I bet he’ll need some extra power.
By the time I feed him and kiss him a lot,
He starts lookin’ better and I think of all I got with that
CHORUS:
Hard workin’, hard workin’ man of mine,
thank the Lord for that.
Hard workin’, hard workin’ man of mine.
2) Lots of men nowdays say they don’t want a wife,
They don’t want nothin’ tyin’ ‘em down.
Lots of other men got a home and a family
But they still go out runnin’ around.
Well, I’ve been free and easy, I ran around a lot
All the time looking for what I finally got with that:
REPEAT CHORUS
BRIDGE:
Well I never have to worry ‘bout him going out drinkin’
And getting’ drunk with the guys.
‘Cause I know getting home’s ‘bout all he’s been thinking,
When he gets here I can see it in his eyes.
He’s the king, this is his castle
I’m the queen and there ain’t no hassle with that
Hard workin’, Hard workin’ man of mine.
3)Well there ain’t too much that matters ‘cept lovin’ each other
That’s the way God made the plan.
It don’t matter who cooks, or who goes out workin’
Long as you give each other a hand.
Sometimes it ain’t easy to work it on through
Ain’t no use denyin’, I don’t know what I’d do without that,
Hard workin’, hard workin’ man of mine.

Anywhere Is Home

Written By: George Doering

ANYWHERE IS HOME WHEN YOU’RE WITH ME

1) I’ve spent some time in the hills of old Kentucky
I’ve traveled south on down to Tennessee
I thought I’d found true love in Carolina
But I woke up next day in Misery (Missouri)

Cho) I’m going back to you, ‘cause you’re the one I love
Next to you is where I want to be.
We’ll travel all around this whole wide country
‘cause anywhere is home when you’re with me

2) I went to see some friends in old Virginia
Ate loads of barbeque in Alabam
I heard a lot of bluegrass down in Georgia
I wound up lonesome in Louisiann

REPEAT FIRST CHORUS

LAST CHORUS: I’m going back to you, ‘cause you’re the one I love
Together we will sing sweet harmony
We’ll travel all around this whole wide country
‘cause anywhere is home when you’re with me
‘cause anywhere is home when you’re with me
Written by Jo Ellen & George Doering

Piney Hills

Written By: Jo Ellen Doering

THE PINEY HILLS Jo Ellen & George Doering

CHORUS: The Piney Hills are callin me,
They’re calling me back home
I know those hills are all I need when I am gone too long,
Piney Hills they call me home.

1) There‘s a winding path leading up the hill
Into the elm and pines;
And each time I return to this place I love
I leave my cares behind.
2) And the peace I find when I’m in this place
It sets my heart at ease;
Now there’s nowhere else I would rather be
When the wind blows through the trees.
REPEAT CHORUS

3) And if I could I would never leave,
Right here is where I’d stay
Where the mockingbird calls when I return
At the end of a long, long day.
4) But we all gotta work for our daily bread
For our home and family
And to know that this land’s here when I return
That means the world to me
REPEAT CHORUS

5) Last night I looked out beyond the trees
Up to the starry sky,
And I thanked the Lord for this piece of land
Where I’ll live until I die.
REPEAT CHORUS

By & By

Written By: George Doering

BY AND BY

1) I’ll always remember the moment
When you told me you’d be my sweetheart.
My life was so sweet, so full and complete
I knew that we never would part.

CHO) But now the Lord’s taken you from me
To live in His mansion on high.
I long for the day we’ll be together
Forever in the sweet by & by.

2) In my mind I can still see your picture
I thought that the mem’ry would fade;
But when I close my eyes
you’re still here by my side
Walkin’ hand in hand like yesterday.

3) The Moon shines brightly through the window
on the bed where you and I used to lay.
I walk through our home, so still and alone
Knowing I will have to face another day.

Be That Way

Written By: George Doering

BE THAT WAY

1)Is there somethin’ you got on your mind now baby?
Or did you get up on the wrong side of the bed?
Did you have a scary dream or is it maybe
That there’s someone out there messin’ with your head.
2)The conversation we had just this morning
Was fraught with nuance every other word.
The whole shebang blew up without a warnin’
And you flew off just like a squawking’ bird
CHORUS: Well be that way, go ahead be that wayBe that way, I’ve got nothin’ more to say. You can do what you want, I won’t let it wreck my day
Baby go ahead and be that way.
3)Maybe it’s just somethin’ very simple
Maybe somethin’ I misunderstood.
What’d I say to you that was so sinful?
Honey it ain’t looking very good.
4)Everybody’s got their little secret,
We don’t always want to let the whole world in;
But every time I try to talk to you about it
You fly off the handle once again.
REPEAT CHORUS
BRIDGE: Well you can do what you like,
but I hope you like hat you do,
In the meantime don’t forget
there’s more than one point of view
Well I hope someday you find out what it is that bothers you
‘Till then go ahead and be that way.
5)Come on over here and sit beside me
Baby we can work the whole thing out.
We can talk about it all politely,
Honey we don’t have to scream and shout.
6)I’m sorry for the times that I upset you,
I apologize for all the things I’ve done.
I was tryin’ to tell you all of that this morning
When you blew up again and off you run.
REPEAT CHORUS

Road To Heavens Door

Written By: Jo Ellen Doering

The Road To Heaven’s Door

1)I ran into some old friends that I hadn’t seen in years
It felt so good to see them, my eyes filled up with tears.
I thought of how we were back then
and the spaces in between
And all the time and places we had seen.
2)And it seemed by looking backwards
I could see the road ahead,
And by knowing where I’ve come from,
I know where I’ll make my bed.
But, the road we have traveled has seen many come before, That road that leads to Heaven’s Door.
CHORUS:
But the road has proven harder
than I ever thought it would,
But I see we’ve come farther than I ever thought we could.
There were times I thought
I could not make it one step more,
Down that road that leads to Heaven’s Door.

3)Now I’m standing at a crossroad and
I see the way so clear,
It really doesn’t matter now, which road brought me here;
For all I have’s inside me, all I need to know,
Is that’s all we take with us when we go.

REPEAT CHORUS

Nice & Easy

Written By: Jo Ellen Doering

NICE AND EASY

1) Well, I’ve been takin’ it nice and easy,’
Takin’ it nice and slow,
I got no problem, got nowhere to go.
2) It sure is peaceful, sittin’ here by the door,
With the birds and the breeze,
Who could ask for more?
1st Bridge Come on over, we’ll be here hangin’ around.
I’ll fix a nice cool drink if the heat gets you down,
It’ll only take you, ‘bout a half an hour
To get here from town.
3) Leave your trouble at the gate,
Make yourself right at home;
You can bring a friend along with you,
Or you can come out on your own.
SOLO
4) All those lazy dogs just lay around,
soakin’ up the Sun
Looks like they feel the way I do
‘bout gettin’ anything done.
5) I ain’t waitin’ for no phone call,
I ain’t waitin’ for the mail
There ain’t nothin’ I wanna borrow,
And I got nothin’ to sell.
2nd Bridge Come on over, we’re bound to mellow you out.
Gonna have yourself a real good time,
That’s what it’s all about.
There’s miles around to wander
And no one to hear you shout.
6) Well, I’ve been takin’ it nice and easy,
Takin’ it nice and slow,
I got no problem,’
And I got no where to go.

We're Findin' Our Way Back Home

Written By: Jo Ellen Doering


WE’RE FINDIN’ OUR WAY BACK HOME

CHORUS: We’re findin’ our way back home
We’re findin’ our way back home.
We’ll see all our loved ones who’ve gone on before,
We’re findin our way back home.

1) We’ve all had our troubles, our trials and doubts,
We’ve all had our times of despair.
But when our journey’s over, finally the gates
Will open up when we get there.

REPEAT CHORUS

2 Sometimes there are troubles we can’t understand
And it seems like there’s no one to care;
But the load will be lifted and the veil torn away
That day when we finally get there.

REPEAT CHORUS

3) We’ve all had our sorrows that cut us so deep
With a pain we hardly could bear;
But the Angels will greet us,
across that bright shore
Hallelujah, when we all get there.

REPEAT CHORUS:

We’re findin’ our way back home
We’re findin’ our way back home.
We’ll see all our loved ones who’ve gone on before,
We’re findin our way back home.
Hallelujah, we’re on our way home.

In My Carolina Home

Written By: Jo Ellen Doering

IN MY CAROLINA HOME

1)There’s a dog on the couch, there’s a cat on the bed
There’s a song I keep singin’ that’s stuck in my head.
“There’s somethin’ ‘bout the moonlight” was all she said
In my Carolina Home.

2)There’s a church on the corner where we answer the call
On Saturday night it’s DQ in the mall
There’s nothin’ quite as pretty as the trees in the fall
In my Carolina Home

CHORUS;
It’s not high in the hills or nestled in the pines
It’s not back in the woods but it’s precious and it’s mine.
That’s where I want to be ‘till the end of my time
In my Carolina Home.

3)‘fore we bought this little house we were sad and afraid
Our bills ate up every penny that we made.
Now we sit out backyard ‘neath the peach tree shade
Of our Carolina Home.

REPEAT CHORUS:

4)Well nothing’s ever perfect, we’ve still got bills to pay
But, when we go to sleep at night there’s one thing we can say
Our name’s on the mailbox and that’s where it’ll stay
In my (our) Carolina Home

REPEAT CHORUS

Then I Can Call On Mother

Written By: Jo Ellen Doering

THEN I CAN CALL ON MOTHER

(Hum)
1)When the trials of this earthly life are or’
And my worries are passed and gone
When I’ve done all the work God asked me to do
Then I’ll know I can move on.

CHORUS:
Then I (then I) can call on Mother
What a happy reunion it will be
Then I (then I) can call on Mother
And her shining face I’ll see.

2)When I reach that bright tomorrowland
Over on that Heavenly shore
I will sing and shout hallelujah I am home
There I’ll be forever more.

REPEAT CHORUS

3)But the bonds of love still bind me here
And I know I’m not yet free
But there’ll come a time
when my work will be done
And God will call on me.

REPEAT CHORUS
TAG: What a happy reunion it will be.

Written by Jo Ellen & George Doering