Volunteer Jam III & IV (1978)

  • 1

    Sweet Louisiana (The CDB)

    Well, I thought I'd go out to Tulsa
    And ride in a rodeo
    Red beans and rice sure would be nice
    Back where the Mississippi River flows

    And it's a long way back to Vicksburg
    Mississippi River is muddy and wide
    But it don't seem like much
    When sweet Louisiana's waitin' on the other side

    Well, there's a lot of room up in Canada
    Where a man can catch his breath
    But the men are bold and the women are cold
    And you damn near freeze to death

    And it's a long way back to Vicksburg
    Mississippi River is muddy and wide
    But it don't seem like much
    When sweet Louisiana's waitin' on the other side

    There's pretty girls in Kansas City
    And a man can have a ball
    But the women in Ouachita Parish
    Drive a young man up the wall

    And it's a long way back to Vicksburg
    Mississippi River is muddy and wide
    But it don't seem like much
    When sweet Louisiana's waitin' on the other side

    Well, I thought I'd go out to Tulsa
    And ride in a rodeo
    Red beans and rice sure would be nice
    Back where the Mississippi River flows

    And it's a long way back to Vicksburg
    Mississippi River is muddy and wide
    But it don't seem like much
    When sweet Louisiana's waitin' on the other side

    'Cause it don't seem like much
    When sweet Louisiana's waitin' on the other side​

  • 2

    Long Haired Country Boy (The CDB)

    People say I'm no good
    And crazy as a loon
    'Cause I get stoned in the mornin'
    I get drunk in the afternoon

    Kinda like my old blue tick hound
    I like to lay around in the shade
    And I ain't got no money
    But I damn sure got it made

    'Cause I ain't askin' nobody for nothin'
    If I can't get it on my own
    If you don't like the way I'm livin'
    You just leave this long haired country boy alone

    Preacher man talkin' on TV
    Puttin' down the rock and roll
    Wants me to send a donation
    'Cause he's worried about my soul

    He said, "Jesus walked on the water"
    And I know that it's true
    But sometimes I think that preacher man
    Would like to do a little walkin' too

    But I ain't asking nobody for nothin'
    If I can't get it on my own
    You don't like the way I'm livin'
    You just leave this long haired country boy alone

    A poor girl wants to marry
    And a rich girl wants to flirt
    A rich man goes to college
    And a poor man goes to work

    A drunkard wants another drink of wine
    And a politician wants your vote
    I don't want much of nothin' at all
    But I will take another toke

    But I ain't asking nobody for nothin'
    If I can't get it on my own
    You don't like the way I'm livin'
    You just leave this long haired country boy alone

  • 3

    Trudy (The Charlie Daniels Band)

    Call up Trudy on the telephone
    Send a letter in the mail
    Tell her I'm hung up in Dallas
    And they won't let me outta this jail

    And if she asks you how I'm fairing
    Tell her I'm just about to lose my mind
    Worried about old John Lee Walker
    And the girl I left behind

    Now John Lee Walker was a card mechanic
    Had a hand for trouble and a eye for cash
    Luckiest man in Dallas County
    He had a gold watch chain and a black mustache

    And he loved his whiskey and he loved his women
    Drove a big long Cadillac limosine
    Kept a big fine fancy townhouse in Dallas
    And a hotel suite in New Orleans

    Carried a switchblade knife in his left hip pocket
    And a .44 hog leg up under his coat
    Cut you down in a New York minute
    If he catch you cheating that was all she wrote

    So call up Trudy on the telephone
    Send her a letter in the mail
    Tell her I'm hung up in Dallas
    And they won't let me outta this jail

    If she asks you how I'm fairing
    Tell her I'm just about to lose my mind
    Worried about old John Lee Walker
    And the girl I left behind

    I just got to town last Friday evening
    Sure as hell didn't mean to stay
    I was on my way back to Louisiana
    Had a powerful thirst and six months pay

    I met a peroxide blonde in a bar on DeBell
    I was flying high and feeling mean
    Poured down a bottle and a half of red eye
    I dropped 35 dollars in the slot machine

    And the boys in the back was dealing 7 card
    I set down and won me a 110
    I was raking in chips like Grant took Richmond
    Till big John Lee come a strolling in

    He ripped off the table like a 707
    Pretty soon he done won all of my bread
    I accused him of cheating he reached for a pistol
    I grabbed a chair and went upside of his head

    Then I took off a running like a motorcycle
    Heard the bullets whining and sirens wail
    But it took half the cops in Dallas County
    Just to put one boy in jail

    So call up Trudy on the telephone
    Send her a letter in the mail
    Tell her I'm hung up in Dallas
    And they won't let me outta this jail

    And if she asks you how I'm fairing
    Tell her I'm just about to lose my mind
    Worried about old John Lee Walker
    And the girl I left behind

  • 4

    Cumberland Mountain Number Nine (The CDB)

    Baby don't ya cry 'cause momma's coming home
    Poppa goin' bring you back some chitlins and some corn
    Last frost done took its loss right down to the bone
    We're lucky we still got room to roam

    Goin' there to here is almost at a halt
    Don't you go off blaming God, you know it ain't his fault
    One time when life was fine someone found the wine
    Cumberland Mountain Number Nine

    That still was the best damn still they ever did make
    Wouldn't stand for nothing less, stand for no mistake
    Last Fall we made a haul and filled the limestone mine
    Cumberland Mountain Number Nine

    [Chorus]
    Winter come a change
    Spring bring the rain
    We weren't meant to stay the same
    One thing for sure
    We done found the cure,
    Cumberland Mountain Number Nine

    Black coal from the strip mine way up north at Jellico
    Kept the brew running smooth along the Thunder Road
    Way back down in Bear Tree Gap the devil's juice flowed fine
    Cumberland Mountain Number Nine

    The FB- and the TV- I had followed us for years
    Eventually they got the scent and nabbed us by the hair
    Man said son I'll blow up everything between your ears
    You got to face bout 20 years.

    [Chorus]
    Winter come a change
    Spring bring the rain
    We weren't meant to stay the same
    And now from this cell
    I've a story to tell....
    Cumberland Mountain Number Nine
    Cumberland Mountain Number Nine​

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    The South's Gonna Do It Again (The CDB & Jimmy Hall)

    Well, the train to Grinderswitch is runnin' right on time
    And them Tucker Boys are cookin' down in Caroline
    People down in Florida can't be still 
    When ol' Lynyrd Skynyrd's pickin' down in Jacksonville
    People down in Georgia come from near and far
    To hear Richard Betts pickin' on that red guitar

    [Chorus:]
    So gather 'round, gather 'round chillun'
    Get down, well just get down chillun'
    Get loud, well you can be loud and be proud
    Well you can be proud, hear now
    Be proud you're a rebel
    'Cause the South's gonna do it again and again

    Elvin Bishop sittin' on a bale of hay
    He ain't good lookin', but he sure can play
    And there's ZZ Top and you can't forget
    That old brother Willie's gettin' soakin' Wet
    And all the good people down in Tennessee
    Are diggin' Barefoot Jerry and CDB

    [Chorus]
    So gather 'round, gather 'round chillun'
    Get down, well just get down chillun'
    Get loud, well you can be loud and be proud
    Well you can be proud, hear now
    Be proud you're a rebel
    'Cause the South's gonna do it again and again
  • 6

    Statesboro Blues (Sea Level, Charlie Daniels & Jimmy Hall)

    Wake up momma, turn your lamp down low;
    Wake up momma, turn your lamp down low.
    You got no nerve baby, to turn Uncle John from your door.

    I woke up this morning, I had them Statesboro Blues,
    I woke up this morning, had them Statesboro Blues.
    Well, I looked over in the corner, and your grandma she had 'em too.

    My momma died and left me,
    My poppa died and left me,
    I ain't good looking baby,
    But I'm someone sweet and kind.

    I'm goin' to the country, baby do you want to go?
    But if you can't make it baby, your sister Lucille said she might want to go.
    (sure will take her).

    Love that woman, better than any woman I've ever seen;
    Well, I love that woman, better than any woman I've ever seen.
    You know, she treat me like a king
    I treat her like a doggone queen.

    Wake up momma, turn your lamp down low.
    Wake up momma, turn your lamp down low.
    You got no nerve baby, turn Uncle John away from your door.

  • 7

    Street Corner Serenade (Wet Willie)

    Down on the corner in my home town
    Me and the fellows used to gather round
    The song we sang it sound so sweet
    I can still hear that harmony
    Singin de de de de deet
    Who, whoa oh ah ah

    Guide he's the one that sang down low
    Crazy Larry sang the baritone
    I'm the one that sang the lead 
    Little Jackie made our song complete
    Singin de de de de deet
    Who, whoa oh ah ah

    When a pretty girl would come passing by
    We tried too hard to catch her eye
    And when she stopped to check us out
    That's when we really sang out loud
    Singin de de de de deet
    Who, whoa oh ah ah

    I still remember those happy days
    We passed our time in carefree ways
    Maybe someday we'll get together again
    Down on the corner with my old friends
    Singin de de de de deet
    Who, whoa oh ah ah

  • 8

    You And Me (Grinderswitch)

    Lyrics are not available
  • 9

    Good Hearted Woman (Willie Nelson & Band)

    She's a good-hearted woman in love with a good-timin' man
    She loves him in spite of his wicked ways
    She don't understand
    Through teardrops and laughter,
    They'll pass through this world hand in hand,
    She's a good-hearted woman loving a good-timin' man.

    Well, a long time forgotten
    Dreams have just fell by the way
    And the good life he promised
    Ain't what she's living today
    But she never complains of the bad times
    Or bad things he's done
    She just talks about the good times they've had
    And all the good times to come.

    She's a good-hearted woman in love with a good-timin' man
    She loves him in spite of his wicked ways
    She don't understand
    Through teardrops and laughter,
    They'll pass through this world hand in hand,
    She's a good-hearted woman loving a good-timin' man.

    He likes the bright light, the nite life
    And good-timin' friends
    When the party's all over
    She'll welcome him back home again
    She don't understand him,
    But she does the best that she can
    This good-hearted woman
    Lovin' a good-timin' man.

    She's a good-hearted woman in love with a good-timin' man
    She loves me in spite of my wicked ways
    She don't understand
    Through teardrops and laughter,
    They'll pass through this world hand in hand,
    She's a good-hearted woman loving a good-timin' man.
    She's a good-hearted woman loving a good-timin' man.​

  • 10

    Funny How Time Slips Away, Crazy, Night Life (Willie Nelson)

    Lyrics are not available
  • 11

    Will the Circle Be Unbroken (Willie Nelson & 1977 Jam Band)

    I was standing by the window
    On one cold and cloudy day
    When I saw the hearse come rolling
    For to carry my mother away

    Will the circle be unbroken
    Bye and bye Lord, bye and bye
    There's a better home awaiting
    In the sky Lord, in the sky

    I said to the undertaker
    Undertaker please drive slow
    For this lady you are carrying
    Lord I hate to see her go

    Will the circle be unbroken
    Bye and bye Lord, bye and bye
    There's a better home awaiting
    In the sky Lord, in the sky

    Oh, I followed close behind her
    Tried to hold up and be brave
    But I could not hide my sorrow
    When they laid her in the grave

    Will the circle be unbroken
    Bye and bye Lord, bye and bye
    There's a better home awaiting
    In the sky Lord, in the sky

    I went back home, the home was lonesome
    Since my mother, she was gone
    All my brothers and sisters crying
    What a home so sad and alone

    Will the circle be unbroken
    Bye and bye Lord, bye and bye
    There's a better home awaiting
    In the sky Lord, in the sky

    We sang songs of childhood
    Hymns of faith that made us strong
    Ones that mother Maybelle taught us
    Hear the angels sing along

    Will the circle be unbroken
    Bye and bye Lord, bye and bye
    There's a better home awaiting
    In the sky Lord, in the sky

  • 12

    Sang Her Love Songs (The Winters Brothers Band)

    Lyrics are not available
  • 13

    Can't You See (Jam All-Star Band)

    Gonna take a freight train
    Down at the station, Lord
    I don't care where it goes
    Gonna climb a mountain
    The highest mountain
    Jump off, nobody gonna know 

    Can't you see, whoa, can't you see
    What that woman, Lord, she been doin' to me
    Can't you see, can't you see
    What that woman, she been doin' to me

    I'm gonna find me 
    A hole in the wall
    I'm gonna crawl inside and die
    'Cause my lady, now
    A mean ol' woman, Lord
    Never told me goodbye

    Can't you see, oh, can't you see
    What that woman, Lord, she been doin' to me
    Can't you see, can't you see
    What that woman, Lord, she been doin' to me

    I'm gonna buy a ticket, now
    As far as I can
    Ain't a-never comin' back
    Ride me a southbound
    All the way to Georgia, now
    Till the train, it run out of track

    Can't you see, oh, can't you see
    What that woman, Lord, she been doin' to me
    Can't you see, can't you see
    What that woman, she been doin' to me

    Can't you see, whoa, can't you see
    What that woman, Lord, she been doin' to me
    Can't you see, whoa, can't you see
    What that woman, she been doin' to me

    Can't you see (oh, she's such a crazy lady), can't you see
    What that woman, she been doin' to me
    Can't you see (Lord, I can't stand), can't you see
    What that woman, she been doin' to me

    Can't you see (I'm gonna take a freight train), can't you see (down at the station, Lord)
    What that woman, she been doin' to me (ain't never comin' back)
    Can't you see (gonna ride me a southbound, now), can't you see (all the way to Georgia, Lord)
    What that woman, she been doin' to me (till the train run out of track)​

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    Tennessee Waltz (Jam All-Star Band)

    I was dancing with my darling to the Tennessee Waltz
    When an old friend I happened to see
    I introduced her to my loved one
    And while they were dancing
    My friend stole my sweetheart from me

    I remember the night and the Tennessee Waltz
    Now I know just how much I have lost
    Yes, I lost my little darling the night they were playing
    The beautiful Tennessee Waltz

    I was dancing with my darling to the Tennessee Waltz
    When an old friend I happened to see
    I introduced her to my loved one
    And while they were dancing
    My friend stole my sweetheart from me

    I remember the night and the Tennessee Waltz
    Now I know just how much I have lost
    Yes, I lost my little darling the night they were playing
    The beautiful Tennessee Waltz