Lonesome Sky - Rockabilly Blues

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Ten original songs for your enjoyment.

 
 front cover of Lonesome Sky Backporch Blues album

 

Track 1: Waitin' on my Baby 
Track 2: I Miss You Baby 
Track 3: Just Another Thursday Night (at the Queen's Hotel) 
Track 4: The Way She Is 
Track 5: Just Thinking About You 
Track 6: I'll Get Back to You 
Track 7: Sometimes in the Mornin' 
Track 8: Lady in the Blue Dress 
Track 9: It Makes me Wonder (a soldiers song) 
Track 10: I Want You Back

 

 

 

Backporch Blues

Story

We've all been there...     Classic country blues tune.    Loads of toe tappin' twang! 

 

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Lyrics

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  • Music and lyrics by:  E David Strange    Copyright: E David Strange ©2012
  •       Arrangement:   John (J.B.) Arris; E David Strange
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  • Performed by: Lonesome Sky featuring Randy Currie on dobro

 

---1st Verse---

Well I’m just waitin’ on my baby, she told me to meet her here at half past nine

Well I’m just waitin’, anticipatin’, thinking about her she looks so fine

Well she’s a lady I don’t mean maybe, everybody looks at her when she walks by

Well you should see her, I got a winner, everybody says I’m such a lucky guy

 

---- Chorus----

Yeah well she can make a grown man cry, well they all want her but I know she’s mine

She got looks you can’t resist, yeah well I can hardly wait to kiss those lips

Well I’m just waitin’ on my baby 

 

---- 2nd Verse----

Well I’m just waitin’ on my baby, you should see her look at me the way she does

I don’t mind waitin’ on my baby, she told me I’m the best there was

Well I’m still waitin’, anticipatin’, I know there’s a reason why she’s so late

Well I’ll keep on waitin’ on my baby, yeah she told me to meet her here so I’ll just wait

 

---- Chorus----

Yeah well she can make a grown man cry, well they all want her, but I know she’s mine

She got looks you can’t resist, yeah well I can hardly wait to kiss those lips

Well I’m just waitin’ on my baby

 

---- 3rd Verse----

Well I’m just waitin’ on my baby, she told me to meet her here at half past nine

Well I’m just waitin’, anticipatin’, thinking about her she looks so fine

Well she’s a lady I don’t mean maybe, everybody looks at her when she walks by

Well you should see her, I got a winner, everybody says I’m such a lucky guy

 

---- Chorus----

Yeah, well she can make a grown man cry, well they all want her, but I know she’s mine

She got looks you can’t resist, yeah well I can hardly wait to kiss those lips

Well I’m just waitin’ on my baby

Well I don’t mind waitin’ on my baby

I’ll keep on waitin’

Well I’m still waitin’

I’m still waitin’ on my baby

 

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Backporch Blues

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A country blues song with some Cajun spice.  Toe tappin' groove for zydeco lovers. 

 

Lyrics

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  • Music and lyrics by: E David Strange   Copyright: E David Strange ©2012
  • Arrangement:  John (J.B.) Arris; E David Strange
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  • Performed by: Lonesome Sky featuring Randy Currie on guitar

  

Okay… take it away

 

Alright here we go

 

 ---1st verse---

 So far away from home, it’s lonely without you
Two thousand miles away, and I’ve been singing the blues
You know the band’s been doing fine
and everybody’s had a good time here
It won’t be long before I’m coming home to you, the time is near

 

 ---chorus---

 Well, you know that I love you,
I’m always thinking of you, and I miss you baby
When I get home I’m gonna take you in my arms and hold you close and kiss you baby

 

---2nd verse--- 

Now the show is over and it’s time that we were moving on
Tearing down the gear, we’re loading up the truck it won’t be long
Leaving in the morning ‘cause it’s time for us to head back home
Had a lot of fun, but now it’s over and it’s time for us to go

 

---Chorus---

 Well, you know that I love you,
I’m always thinking of you, and I miss you baby
When I get home I’m gonna take you in my arms and hold you close and kiss you baby

 

----break----

 

---3rd verse---

Feels like it was so long ago, the day that we left home
The days were much longer and the weather was so nice and warm
Now the days are shorter and the weather’s gettin’ colder too
Driving day and night and I can hardly wait; I’m coming home to you

 

---Chorus---

 Well, you know that I love you,
I’m always thinking of you, and I miss you baby
When I get home I’m gonna take you in my arms and hold you close and kiss you baby

 

 Well, you know that I love you,
I’m always thinking of you, and I miss you baby
When I get home I’m gonna take you in my arms and hold you close and kiss you baby

 

Well, you know that I love you,
I’m always thinking of you, and I miss you baby
When I get home I’m gonna take you in my arms and hold you close and kiss you baby

 

 Well, you know that I love you….

 

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Backporch Blues

Story

 

True story about a "Velvet Elephant" gig that went really wrong in central Canada,
a few years back.

 

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Lyrics

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  • Music and lyrics by:  E David Strange     Copyright: E David Strange ©2012
  • Arrangement:   John (J.B.) Arris; E David Strange
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  • Performed by: Lonesome Sky featuring Randy Currie on guitar

 

---- 1st Verse----

We were playin’ rock n’ roll at the Queen’s Hotel

Well it was summertime and it was hot as hell

Now we were on the stage playin’ “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”

I heard somebody scream and then I heard a blast

 

---- Chorus----

There’s a man at the door with a gun in his hand

He started shootin’ at the bar; everybody ran

And the bartender pulled out his gun and shot right back

 

I dove to the floor by the exit door

I kicked it open wide:  I rolled outside

It was just another Thursday night at the Queen’s Hotel

 

---- 2nd Verse----

I went up to my room:  it was right above the bar

I just lit up a doob: when a knock came on the door

Now there’s a buncha cops: they say they’re looking for a slug

It came up through my floor and now they’re ripping up my rug

 

---- Chorus----

There’s a man at the door with a gun in his hand

He started shootin’ at the bar; everybody ran

And the bartender pulled out his gun and shot right back

 

I dove to the floor by the exit door

I kicked it open wide: I rolled outside

‘Cause it was just another Thursday night at the Queen’s Hotel

 

---- break----

 

Kinda wonder what Friday night’s like in here…

 

Watch out people!

 

---- Chorus----

There’s a man at the door with a gun in his hand

He started shootin’ at the bar; everybody ran

And the bartender pulled out his gun and shot right back

 

I dove to the floor by the exit door

I kicked it open wide: I rolled outside

It was just another Thursday night at the Queen’s Hotel

 

Yeah, y’all come back real soon ya hear?

 

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Backporch Blues

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Country pop love song with just enough twang and pickin'.  Lively and cheerful. 

Lyrics

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  • Words and music written by: E David Strange   Copyright: E David Strange, ©April 11, 2004
  • Arrangement:  John (J.B.) Arris; E David Strange
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  • Performed by: Lonesome Sky featuring Nick Reid on guitar

  

---- 1st Verse----

The way she moves, the way she walks

The way she looks, the way she talks

The way she makes me feel when we’re together

 

---- 2nd Verse----

The way she laughs, the way she cries

The way she pouts, the way she smiles

The way she makes me feel, like we‘re forever, oh yeah

 

---- Chorus----

Well, Let me take you home right now

And we’ll turn down the lights

Let me take you home right now

And we’ll make love tonight

 

---- 3rd Verse----

The way she feels, the way she tastes

The way she gives me everything

The way she makes me feel when we’re together

 

---- 4th Verse----

The way she loves, the way she gives

The way she acts, the way she is

The way she makes me feel, like we’re forever, oh yeah

 

---- Chorus----

Well, Let me take you home right now

And we’ll turn down the lights

Let me take you home right now

And we’ll make love tonight

 

---- break----

 

---- Chorus----

Let me take you home right now

And we’ll turn down the lights

Let me take you home right now

And we’ll make love tonight

 

Oh oh oh yeah yeah

Oh oh oh yeah yeah

Oh oh oh yeah yeah

Oh oh oh yeah yeah

Yeah………

 

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Backporch Blues

Lyrics

  • Music and lyrics by: E David Strange  Copyright:  E David Strange ©2012
  • Arrangement: John (J.B.) Arris; E David
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  • Performed by:  Lonesome Sky featuring Randy Currie on classical guitar

 

---- 1st Verse----

I lie here at night just thinking about you

I can’t sleep at all its lonely without you

I wish you were here right here beside me

I’d hold you in my arms till morning comes calling

 

---- Chorus----

This time I promise you it will be better than before

I’ll give you all the love I have with all my heart and soul

Just give me the chance to show you how I really feel

Please believe me when I say my love for you is real

 

---- 2nd Verse----

With each passing day my love grows stronger

I need you right now can’t wait any longer

I miss you so much my heart is aching

I’d hold you in my arms till daylight is breaking

 

---- Chorus----

This time I promise you it will be better than before

I’ll give you all the love I have with all my heart and soul

Just give me the chance to show you how I really feel

Please believe me when I say my love for you is real

 

---- break----

 

---- Chorus----

This time I promise you it will be better than before

I’ll give you all the love I have with all my heart and soul

Just give me a chance to show you how I really feel

Please believe me when I say my love for you is real

Please believe me when I say my love for you is real

 

Na na naa na        thinking about you

Na na naa na        just thinking about you

Na na naa na        just thinking about you

 

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Backporch Blues

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Hit the road with this great driving song. Ballsy rockabilly blues with some nasty sax.
I challenge you to sit this one out.

 

Lyrics

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  • Music and lyrics by:  John (JB) Arris; E David Strange   Copyright: E David Strange ©2012 
  • Arrangement:   John (J.B.) Arris; E David Strange
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  • Performed by: Lonesome Sky featuring Dylan Farrell on guitar

 

---- 1st Verse----

I should have seen the writing on the wall

You don't pick up the phone now when I call

I hear a voice, it says "Hello, I'm sorry, but I'm not at home

Just leave your name and number, and I'll get back to you

 

---- 2nd Verse----

I know I stayed away a bit too long.

But did you have to go and throw my stuff out on the lawn?

My key won't work in my own door

I guess I don't live here no more

It's "leave your name and number, and I'll get back to you"

 

---- Chorus----

I stood out in the pouring rain: I stood outside and I called in vain

But it's "leave your name and number, and I'll get back to you"

 

---break---

 

---- 3rd Verse----

I wish you hadn't smashed my new guitar

I never thought you'd take things quite that far.

You know I'd make it up to you, if I could just get through

But it's "leave your name and number, and I'll get back to you"

 

---- 4th Verse----

Well now he's looking for someplace to stay

and all his old friends seem to be away

that's odd, eh John?

'Cause every time I call

ha ha

The writing's on the wall

you know it

It's "leave your name and number, and I'll get back to you"

 

---- Chorus----

I stood out in the pouring rain: I stood outside and I called in vain

But it's "leave your name and number, and I'll get back to you"

You know I'd make it up to you, if I could just get through

But it's

"leave your name and number"

"leave your name and number"

"leave your name and number"

"and I'll get back to you"

 

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Backporch Blues

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Old School country and western.  Sounds like a real classic of the Hank Williams era.
Put on your cowboy hat and spurs for this one.

Lyrics

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  • Music and lyrics by:  E David Strange   Copyright: E David Strange ©2012 
  • Arrangement:   John (J.B.) Arris; E David Strange
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  • Performed by: Lonesome Sky featuring Nick Reid on guitar

 

---- 1st Verse----

Sometimes in the mornin’ when I wake up

I look up to my window and the sun is shining through

Cool refreshing breeze upon my body

The only thing that’s missing now is lying here with you

 

---- 2nd Verse----

Sometimes late at night when I get lonely

I look up to my window and the darkness looks so cold

Chill is in the air; my bed is empty

I don’t want to think about another night alone

 

---- Chorus----

All I ever do is think about you

No matter what I do you‘re on my mind

I don’t want to live my life without you

So I’m going to ask you one more time

Will you come back to me: come back and stay with me

 

---- 3rd Verse----

Sometimes in the night when I’ve been sleepin’

Suddenly I wake up and I’m callin’ out your name

I look, but there is no one there beside me

I know it’s been a long time, but I miss you just the same

 

---- 4th Verse----

Sometimes in the morning when I wake up

I look up to  my window

And the sun is shining through       

Cool refreshing breeze upon my body

The only thing that’s missing now is lying here with you

 

---- Chorus----

All I ever do is think about you

No matter what I do you‘re on my mind

I don’t want to live my life without you,

So I’m going to ask you one more time

Will you come back to me: come back and stay with me

 

---break---

 

---- Chorus----

All I ever do is think about you

No matter what I do you‘re on my mind

I don’t want to live my life without you

So I’m going to ask you one more time

Will you come back to me: come back and stay with me

Will you come back to me: come back and stay with me

Will you come back to me

 

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Backporch Blues

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Nice relaxing Caribbean rythm with a Calypso groove. Fun, sexy and festive.  
A perfect song for summer barbeques and days at the beach. 

 

Lyrics

 

Music and lyrics by: E David Strange   Copyright: E David Strange ©2012 

  • Arrangement:   John (J.B.) Arris; E David Strange
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  • Performed by: Lonesome Sky featuring Randy Currie on classical guitar

 

---- 1st Verse----

She was sitting at the end of the bar, wearing a blue dress

Her hair was long and dark, she looked like a goddess

She looked at me, she smiled and she held out her hand

She said “Come sit here beside me, unless you’ve made some other plans”

 

---- 2nd Verse----

I looked into her eyes, they were warm and inviting

She swept me off my feet, she was very exciting

Her voice was soothing and she knew all the right things to say

She whispered in my ear and then, she just slipped away

 

---- Chorus----

Lady in the blue dress, come back and stay

You left before I had the chance to say

I need to be with you tonight baby please

Lady in the blue dress, please won’t you come back to me

 

---- break----

 

---- 3rd Verse----

I stepped back up to the stage and started the last show

Couldn’t help but wonder: where did she go?

When halfway into the first song, and what do I see?

It was the lady in the blue dress, dancin’ there in front of me

 

---- 4th Verse----

When the show was over, she waited there for me

It felt too good to be true, must be a dream

She took me home and we made love through the night

It was a night to remember, remember the rest of my life

 

---- Chorus----

Lady in the blue dress, come back and stay

You left before I had the chance to say

I need to be with you tonight baby please

Lady in the blue dress, please won’t you come back to me

Lady in the blue dress, please won’t you come back to me

Lady in the blue dress, please won’t you come back to me

Lady in the blue dress, please won’t you come back to me

 

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Backporch Blues

Lyrics

  • Music and lyrics by: E David Strange
  • Copyright: E David Strange ©2012
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  • Arrangement:  John (J.B.) Arris; E David Strange
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  • Performed by: Lonesome Sky featuring Nick Reid on guitar

 

---- 1st Verse----

At times the road is lonely, sometimes it’s so hard to bear

And I’m not sure where I’m going to, but I feel I’m almost there

Well I began this journey, my companions by my side

Their journeys ended one by one, forever lost in time

 

---- 2nd Verse----

I never know what’s waiting, on the far side of the hill

I wish that I would see it, with my friends who never will

When I wake up tomorrow, I’ll thank God for one more day

No I have not found religion, but I’m thankful anyway

 

---- Chorus----

I think about my friends and it makes me wonder

So many gone, tell me why am I still here

Is it fate, or could it be misfortune

‘Cause I’m not afraid of dyin’

It’s the loneliness I fear

 

---- 3rd Verse----

Well I’ve done things I’ve questioned, but I did them just the same

I wish that I could close my eyes and make them go away

Well I have my own demons, just like everybody else

I wrestle with them everyday; I’ve learned my lessons well

 

---- 4th Verse----

I have my own ambitions, I’ll do everything I can

Cause if I stumble, if I fall, I’ll get back up again

At times the road is lonely; sometimes it can be so long

And I won’t know where I’m going to until my journey’s done

 

---- Chorus----

I think about my friends and it makes me wonder

So many gone, tell me why am I still here

Well is it fate, or could it be misfortune

Cause I’m not afraid of dying

It’s the loneliness I fear

 

-- break --

  

---- Chorus----

I think about my friends and it makes me wonder

So many gone, tell me why am I still here

Well, is it fate, or could it be misfortune

‘Cause I’m not afraid of dying

It’s the loneliness I fear

 

I said I’m not afraid of dying

It’s the loneliness I fear

 

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Backporch Blues

Lyrics

 

  • Music and lyrics by:  E David Strange
  • Copyright: E David Strange ©2012
  •  
  • Arrangement:   John (J.B.) Arris; E David Strange
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  • Performed by: Lonesome Sky
  • Featuring Randy Currie on guitar

   

---- 1st Verse----

I remember when we met, I looked into your eyes

I never felt that way before, it took me by surprise

I fell in love with you that day, the day you stole my heart

‘Cause you and I were meant to be, we knew it from the start

 

---- Chorus----

How many times do I tell you that I love you

To make you realize that I can’t live here without you

I want you back again and I’d do anything

If I could hold you in my arms again

  

---- 2nd Verse----

Of all the women I have known and there have been a few

There’s no one else that I could love the way that I love you

And if I needed anything you were there for me

I never knew just what I had I was too blind to see

 

---- Chorus----

How many times do I tell you that I love you

To make you realize that I can’t live here without you

I want you back again and I’d do anything

If I could hold you in my arms again

 

---- break----

 

 

---- 3rd Verse----

Then one day I had the chance to head out on the road

I thought that I would make it big I left you on your own

I know how much I hurt you then I wish there was a way

That I could make it up to you I still love you today

 

---- Chorus----

How many times do I tell you that I love you

To make you realize that I can’t live here without you

I want you back again and I’d do anything

If I could hold you in my arms again

I want you back again and I’d do anything

If I could hold you in my arms again

If I could hold you in my arms again

 

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