Full Moon (1980)

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    The Legend of Wooley Swamp

    ​If you ever go back in Wooley Swamp well you better not go at night
    There's things out there in the middle of them woods
    That make a strong man die from fright
    There's things that crawl and things that fly
    And things that creep around on the ground
    And they say the ghost of Lucius Clay gets up and it walks around

    [Chorus:]
    But I couldn't believe it, I just had to find out for myself
    And I couldn't conceive it, I never would listen to nobody else
    No I couldn't believe it, I just had to find out for myself
    That there's some things in this world you just can't explain

    The old man lived in the Wooley Swamp way back in Booger Woods
    And he never did do a lot of harm in the world
    But he never did do no good
    People didn't think too much of him
    They all thought he acted funny
    The old man didn't care about people anyway
    All he cared about was his money
    He'd stuff it all down in Mason jars and bury it all around
    But on certain nights if the moon was right
    He'd dig it up out of the ground
    He'd pour it all out on the floor of his shack
    And run his fingers through it
    Old Lucius Clay was a greedy old man
    And that's all there ever was to it

    [Chorus]

    The Cagle boys were white trash they lived over on Carver's Creek
    They were mean as a snake and sneaky as a cat
    And belligerent when they'd speak
    One night the oldest brother said ya'll meet in the Wooley Swamp later
    We'll take ol' Lucius' money and we'll feed him to the alligators
    They found the old man out in the back with a shovel in his hand
    And thirteen rusty Mason jars he just dug up out of the sand
    And they all went crazy and they beat the old man
    Then they picked him up off the ground
    Then they threw him in the swamp and they stood there and laughed
    as the black water sucked him down
    Then they turned around and went back to the shack
    And they picked up the money and ran
    But they hadn't gone nowhere when they realized
    They were running in quicksand
    And they struggled and screamed but they couldn't get away
    Then just before they went under
    They could hear that old man laughing
    In a voice as loud as thunder

    Now that's been fifty years ago an' if you go back by there yet
    There's a spot in the yard in back of that shack
    Where the ground is always wet
    And on certain nights if the moon is right
    down by the dark footpath
    You can hear three young men screaming
    And you can hear one old man laugh

    [Repeat verse 1]

    [Chorus]

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    Carolina (I Remember You)

    The first things I remember are frosty Carolina mornings with a cheery fire 
    crackling in my mommas big black wood cook stove. 

    I remember snow flakes as big as goose feathers and the moon the color of new 
    made country butter and a night sky like diamonds against black velvet reaching 
    from horizon to horizon. 

    I remember when the biggest problems in my barefoot life were sand spurs and 
    red ant hills. 

    I remember sitting with my grand-daddy on the front porch and watching the last 
    of that magnificent southern sun bleed away into the twilight sky. 

    I remember Sunday school and kneeling at the cross and trying to imagine what 
    God looked like; Sunday dinner, short pants, hair cuts and a little puppy my 
    daddy brought home to me and I remember love. 

    I remember steam puffing, fire breathing, awesome 10 wheel locomotives and the 
    conductor's watch looked as big as one of my grandmothers biscuits. 

    I remember my mother smiling in a red and white checkered dress and Christmas 
    always seemed so far away. Yes, I remember you Carolina, grand old lady of the 
    south. I remember you as home.

    One of the memories that stays on my mind
    about an old southern lady that I left behind, 
    is a ramshackle bridge where the deep river winds
    and an old two-lane blacktop through the tall long-leaf pines.

    Carolina, Carolina
    You're hard, but you're hard to forget.

    I still remember the magnolia nights
    and goosefeather snow flakes in the gray morning light;
    sandspurs and puppies and red autumn leaves
    and the warm lights in the clear night on a cold Christmas Eve.

    Carolina, Carolina
    You're hard, but you're hard to forget.

    Carolina I knew you
    before the highways got to you
    and I loved you as one of your own
    and I still do

    Carolina, Carolina
    You're hard, but you're hard to forget
    You're hard To Forget​

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    Lonesome Boy From Dixie

    Well there's a peach tree on a hill in northern Georgia
    Where a teenage boy sits staring at the ground.
    Soon he'll leave to join the rebel soldiers
    for the Cumberland and Nashville he is bound.

    He goes down to ride with the Bedford Forrest Calv'ry
    He can shoot a man at a hunnert yards or more
    But he knows he's just like any other soldier.
    If they spill his blood he'll never ride no more.

    Don't you know I'm just a lonesome boy from Dixie.
    Help me Lord, I feel so all alone.
    Don't you know I'm a lonesome boy from Dixie.
    Gone to war and I just want to get home.

    When the battle started the rebels were outnumbered
    They shot his leg with an angry cannonball
    The medic came and said "we'll all be lucky
    If the boy from Georgia makes it home at all".

    [Chorus]

    Well there's a peach tree on a hill in northern Georgia
    Where a horse stands like a statue made of stone.
    Flowers bless a grave down in the meadow.
    Now the lonesome boy from Dixie made it home.

    [Chorus]

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    No Potion For the Pain

    I take no tea for my fever, take no potion for my pain
    I drink no "shine" for my shakin', get no kick, no, from cocaine
    All I need is sweet freedom, get me back on my feet again

    Well she took me for my money, just to keep her backdoor man
    Then they both took out runnin', in my Cadillac sedan
    Oh baby, they're gonna put me in jail for what I'm gonna do
    You see, me and my 44 gun would like a word with both of you

    "Blue Monday" caught me dead asleep, dead asleep at dawn
    Tuesday called me Wednesday, by Thursday I was gone
    Friday in the fast lane, out on 65
    I took back what they owed me left no one there alive

    I take no tea for my fever, take no potion for my pain
    I drink no "shine" for my shakin', get no kick, no, from cocaine
    All I need is sweet freedom, get me back on...
    Doin' ten to twenty for murder in the first degree
    But oh baby, it was worth it all to me
    Take no tea for my fever, take no potion for my pain​

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    El Toreador

    He was nobly born
    And a Spanish bull's horn
    Had left one scar on his handsome face 

    He stood like a prince
    And he had ever since
    He had grandly walked into the place

    Though the girls of Madrid
    Tonight were forbid
    For tomorrow he must fight once more

    Before he left the ball
    He would dance with them all
    'Cause he was El Toreador

    The day of the feast
    Was just a light in the east
    When he left Maria's warm bed

    Her dark eyes said "more"
    But he walked thru the door
    Shaking cobwebs of dreams from his head

    And later that day
    As he knelt to pray
    He said God grant me this nothing more

    If it is the way
    And I must die today
    Let me die like a Toreador

    The Plaza del Toros
    Shook from the roar
    As the band played the Toreador's theme

    Alarmed by the sound
    The bull paws the ground
    As the Toreador enters the ring

    Up and down,
    Round and round
    On and on, all alone

    The shouts of olé
    In the heat of the day
    Rushed the hot blood to his Spanish heart

    And the crowd held their breath
    As he flirted with death
    And the bull fighter's sword found it's mark

    And trying to hide
    The wound in his side
    He walked from the ring standing tall

    And a crowd gathered round
    As he fell to the ground
    A priest held his hand
    Where he lay in the sand
    And he was heard to say
    A brave bull died today
    But he died like a Toreador​

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    South Sea Song

    Not too long ago I decided I would go
    Driftin' with the tide down where the trade winds blow
    I went sailin' in on a southwest wind from some place I don't recall.

    Glad to be on solid ground, just as the sun was goin' down
    I stepped out to take a look around.

    I had a Mai Tai in my hand and I was lookin' at the moon
    Listening to a band play some south sea island tunes
    There was a warm breeze blowin' and the rum was flowin', you could almost touch the stars.

    All at once it came to me nowhere in my memory
    That I had ever felt so fine and free.

    Then she came from out of nowhere
    A brown-skinned girl with flowers in her hair
    She looked at me awhile
    And then she smiled a special smile
    And it went right through me when she swayed up to me
    There was something she wanted to say
    She said: ‘I can make your dreams come true’
    ‘Come and let me welcome you to paradise’.

    She took me by the hand, I didn't even know her name
    She led me through the sand down this little moonlit lane
    And on out back was a small grass shack and as we got to the door
    With the palm trees thrashin' and the trade winds crashin', the waves down on the shore
    She turned around and she pulled me down and she said it just once more.

    She said: ‘I can make your dreams come true’
    ‘Come and let me welcome you to paradise, paradise’.
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    Dance Gypsy Dance

    There's a harvest moon and the stars are bright
    (Dance gypsy dance)
    There's a little bit of frost on the grass tonight
    (Dance gypsy dance)
    Over in the meadow hid away from them all
    Dance all night to the fiddle's call 
    Down by the river where the trees grow tall
    (Dance gypsy dance)
    I know about you and I know where you've been
    (Dance gypsy dance)
    You stole some money from a crippled man
    (Dance gypsy dance)
    Then you hit him in the head with a walkin' cane
    Pushed him outside in the freezin' rain 
    But I bet you wouldn't ever do that again
    (Dance gypsy dance)

    Turnin' Turnin'
    Round the fire
    Burnin', Burnin' 
    Higher and Higher

    Now you gotta reckon with the dead man's son
    (Lay gypsy lay)
    He's headed this way with a bullet in his gun
    (Pray, gypsy, pray)
    Yeah, the hangin' mob is ridin' all night
    But they can't be here till tomorrow night
    And you'll be gone by the morning light
    (Dance gypsy dance)

    Turnin' Turnin'
    Round the fire
    Burnin' Burnin' 
    Higher and Higher

    And a shot rang out in the midnight breeze
    (Dance gypsy dance)
    From a Winchester rifle back in the trees
    (Dance gypsy dance)

    And nobody moved and nobody spoke
    But way down yonder by the hollow oak
    Hangin' up there by the end of that rope
    (Dance gypsy dance)

    Over in the meadow hid away from them all
    Dance all night to the fiddle's call
    Down by the river where the trees grow tall
    (Dance gypsy dance)​

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    Money

    People get all upset and they shiver and they sweat for money (Money!)
    It don't seem to make no difference which a way the wind might blow
    They scrimp and they save and
    They'll dig an early grave for money (Money!)
    They act like maybe they can take it with 'em when they go

    People work all their lives and they marry ugly wives-for money (Money!)
    There just ain't no tellin' what a money hungry man might do
    They cheat and they steal and they murder and they kill-for money (Money!)
    Now I've heard tell of some money hungry women too

    They say gimme gimme gimme gimme all that you've got
    I want your money
    Give it to me, give it to me, I want a lot
    I want it all
    I want it right now

    Ladies of the night get out on the street and fight - for money (Money!)
    They'll be standing on the corner freezing in the midnight air
    You can take it out in trade
    Just as long as they get paid - in money (Money!)
    If it's dirty or clean just as long 
    As it's green they don't care

    They say gimme gimme gimme gimme all that you've got
    I want your money
    Give it to me, give it to me, I want a lot
    I want it all
    I want it right now

    People get all upset and they shiver and they sweat for money (Money!)
    It don't seem to make no difference which a way the wind might blow
    They scrimp and they save and
    They'll dig an early grave for money (Money!)
    They act like maybe they can take it with 'em when they go

    They say gimme gimme gimme gimme all that you've got
    I want your money
    Give it to me, give it to me, I want a lot
    I want it all
    I want it right now​

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    In America

    Well the eagle's been flyin' slow
    And the flag's been flyin' low
    And a lot of people sayin' that America's fixin' to fall
    Well speakin' just for me
    And some people from Tennessee
    We've got a thing or two to tell you all
    This lady may have stumbled
    But she ain't never fell
    And if the Russians don't believe that 
    They can all go straight to hell
    We're gonna put her feet back
    On the path of righteousness and then
    God bless America again

    And you never did think
    That it ever would happen again (In America, did you?) 
    You never did think
    That we'd ever get together again
    ( We damn sure fooled you )
    Yeah, we're walkin' real proud
    And we're talkin' real loud again (In America)
    You never did think
    That it ever would happen again

    From The Sound up in Long Island 
    Out to San Francisco Bay 
    And everything that's in between them is our own 
    And we may have done a little bit 
    Of fightin' amongst ourselves 
    But you outside people best leave us alone 
    'Cause we'll all stick together 
    And you can take that to the bank 
    That's the cowboys and the hippies 
    And the rebels and the yanks 
    You just go and lay your hand 
    On a Pittsburgh Steelers' fan 
    And I think you're gonna finally understand

    And you never did think
    That it ever would happen again (In America, did you?) 
    You never did think
    That we'd ever get together again
    ( We damn sure fooled you )
    Yeah, we're walkin' real proud
    And we're talkin' real loud again (In America)
    You never did think
    That it ever would happen again

    And you never did think
    That it ever would happen again (In America, did you?) 
    You never did think
    That we'd ever get together again
    ( We damn sure fooled you )
    Yeah, we're walkin' real proud
    And we're talkin' real loud again (In America)
    You never did think
    That it ever would happen again