Robin and Linda Williams and Their Fine Group

Robin and Linda Williams and Their Fine Group

BandAmericanaBluegrass

Americana. Our own unique blend of bluegrass, folk and old time country music within a songwriter's frame of reference. Excellent instrumentation with strong vocals and harmonies

Biography

Stylistically, our songs fit in a crevice between bluegrass, old-time/vintage country, and folk. Our songs have a timeless quality in the melody that sounds at home in places during the last 50 years but the lyrics have an edge and are completely up to date.

Lyrics

Going, Going Gone

Written By: Robin and Linda Williams, Jerome Clark

I guess I’m just a restless soul, a tumbling tumbleweed that rolls
Blowing across the desert sand, down the road across the land
Going, Going, Going Gone

Mama says that she don't know where I got this urge to go
All I know is how I feel when I get behind the wheel
Going, Going, Going Gone

I'm just a feather in the wind all ragged edges and loose ends
Just a dream you can't recall, goodbye says it all

It’s an itch I’ve got to scratch, it’s a train I’ve got to catch
To the west and on beyond, chasing down the setting sun
Going, Going, Going Gone

Nothing hangs around forever, take the changing of the weather
Like the rain, like the snow, like the night I come and go
Going, Going, Going Gone

Any friend of mine you meet can tell why I had to leave
It's the breeze it just blows, it's the day the way it goes
Going, Going, Going Gone

When I pass a church house door I breathe a prayer one time more
I don't know that I belong, but I still sing love's sweet old songs

If I'm not among the blessed, then I'll be like all the rest
Getting by day to day moving down the lost highway
Going, Going, Going Gone

I guess I'm just a restless soul, a tumbling tumbleweed that rolls
Blowing cross the desert sand, down the road across the land
Going, Going, Going Gone

Tied Down, Home Free

Written By: Robin and Linda Williams, Jerome Clark

We got caught up in a fever so we took the great big chance
On shackles made of love and chains
made of romance
It wasn't long before we got to feeling
And started getting used to being
Tied Down and Home Free

Putting in the years trying to keep the struggle and strife
From turning the damper down on the spark of life
We get hit by stormy weather
But we make it through together
Tied Down and Home Free

CHORUS:
Tied Down and Home Free
You can be you, I can be me
There's no place I'd rather be
Than here with your hand on my knee
Tied Down and Home Free


Baby what it comes down to in the
very end
Is finding and holding on to your best
friend
And learning to hedge your bets
So through thick or thin you've got no regrets
Tied Down and Home Free

CHORUS:

It's turning out real good
Just like we hoped it would
Tied Down and Home Free

Thirty years as husband and wife
It's twelve of the best years of my life
Tied Down and Home Free

Buena Vista

Written By: Robin and Linda Williams

Hey old friend I heard you hit hard times
Broken home, broken bones, drinking yourself blind
Katie is a lady I’m sure she’d never wish ya
To end up on your last leg down In Buena Vista
You've been cool and collected keeping Carlene on the side
It all goes undetected and the years go rolling by
You never thought that Katie could get so fed up with ya
She'd leave you shaking and forsaken down in Buena Vista

You're talking on the phone It's just you and Carlene
But you're liquor slow old Romeo you don't turn off the phone machine
Now you can't erase the tape your own mouth up and bit ya
Katie got the message now you're down in Buena Vista
On the street all alone, I know how you feel?
With no one but Elijah Craig to help you keep things real
So you beat a path to Rockbridge Baths 'cause blood kin won't quit ya
Or try to dry you out like they do in Buena Vista

It’s a long walk from your front porch to the Maury River’s edge
But it's longer when you're drunk and hauling back a broken leg
So here's to the sawbones who pinned you up and fixed ya
But you're out of action lying in traction down in Buena Vista
Hard ain't it hard dealing with the shakes?
Hard, ain't it hard confronting the mistakes?
It's hard to face tomorrow when the sorrow grips you
It's hard times, hard times down in Buena Vista

I'm coming down to see you,I'm heading out today
I'm gonna put in on the Maury and drift on down your way
Carlene's coming with me she can't help but miss ya
And I know where you're laid up down in Buena Vista
The sun is shining bright out on the waterway
And the sun's gonna shine on your back door someday
Just lean on that last leg until the sunshine hits ya
One day fine the sun's gonna shine down in Buena Vista

Buena Vista - (Robin and Linda Williams) – Songs For Dixie, BMI – Robin Williams – voc

Discography

"Buena Vista" and "Radio Songs" are the latest two CDs, both on the Red House label.

Set List

TWO SETS:

OLD PLANK ROAD
MAYBELLE’S GUITAR AND MONROE’S MANDOLIN
FOR BETTER OR WORSE
BLUE DIAMOND MINES
TWINE MID THE RINGLETS
BUENA VISTA
FEED MY SHEEP
THINGS I’VE LEARNED
I'M INVISIBLE MAN
WHEN A THREAD GETS CAUGHT

SOUTHERN SHORES
TIED DOWN, HOME FREE
PRETTY POLLY WILLIAMS
RAMBLING MAN
SHOTGUN SHELLS
ROLLING AND RAMBLING
RIVER WAS WHISKEY
MASON’S LAMENT
SAVING ME A PLACE
50,000 NAMES
I'LL REMEMBER YOU LOVE IN MY PRAYERS
SO LONG, SEE YOU TOMORROW