Midnight Storm

Lyrics:  Midnight Storm

1. I'd Rather Be a Lonesome Pine
(Jack Tottle/Daniel House Music, BMI)

(lyrics not available through Blue Highway)

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2. Pikeville Flood
(Jim Mills/House of Mills Publishing, BMI)

(lyrics not available through Blue Highway)

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3. Some Day
(Words, Olive Stockton-Music, Tim Stafford/ Daniel House Music , BMI)

Some day when my last line is written
Some day when I’ve drawn my last breath
When my last words on earth have been spoken
And my lips are sealed in death:

Don’t look on my cold form in pity
Don’t think of me as one dead
It will just be the house I once lived in
My spirit by then will have fled

I’ll have finished my time here allotted
But I won’t be in darkness alone
I will have heard from heaven
The summons to come on home

And when my body is in the grave
Don’t think that I’ll be there
I won’t be dead, but living
In the place Jesus went to prepare

And after all is said and done
Know that my last earnest prayer
Was that my loved ones be ready
Some day to meet me there


Read "the story behind the song" in Tim Stafford's guest commentary on The Bluegrass Blog.

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4. Midnight Storm
(Ralph and Carter Stanley/Fort Knox Music, BMI)

(lyrics not available through Blue Highway)

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5. Keen Mountain Prison
(Wayne Taylor/Forty WAT Music, BMI)

CH) Alone in my cell in Keen Mountain Prison
Condemned for a crime I couldn’t have done
I’m losing my mind, each night there’s a vision
of some other man with the woman I love

1) I should have known she could never be faithful
That kind of life just wasn’t her style
But I’ll think of her in the arms of another
When it comes my time to walk that last mile

2) I see them together when I close my eyes
The pain that she’s caused me, she can’t realize
My life she has taken, for the truth she won’t tell
So I’ll spend my last days in a cold, lonely cell

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6. Getting Over You
(Ellis Dykes/Daniel House Music, BMI)

(lyrics not available through Blue Highway)

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7. Last Dollar Blues
(Mark Mathewson/Sorry County Songs , BMI)

(lyrics not available through Blue Highway)

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8. He Walked All the Way Home
(David Norris/Gunny Sack Music, BMI)

(lyrics not available through Blue Highway)

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9. Cool Frosty Morn
(trad.)

(instrumental)

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10. Find Me Out on a Mountain Top
(Tim Stafford/Daniel House Music, BMI)

CH) Find me out on a mountaintop
where the cool breezes blow through the pines
Find me out on a mountaintop
I’m leavin’ this old world behind

v1) Fifteen miles from the nearest town
that’s where I’ll take my rest
I’m leavin’ behind my troubled mind
and the girl I loved the best

v2) A country boy in a city world
will never find a home
Like a mourning dove on a high rooftop
He’s better left all alone


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11. Whither Thou Go
(Tim Stafford/Daniel House Music, BMI)

Ch) Whither thou go
   There I go
Whither thou go
   There I go
Whither thou go
   There I go
Thy people shall be my people
   Thy god my god
      Thy god my god

1) Ruth came down
   a woman of Moab
Ruth came down
   to the land of the Hebrews
Ruth came down
   She went on down
To the place that God annointed
   Thy God My God

Chorus

2) Naomi came down
   she lost her husband
Naomi came down
   and her only sons
Naomi came down
   She went on down
To the land of milk and honey
   Thy god my god

3) She said behold
   Thy sister is gone
She said behold
   Back to her gods
She said behold
   Turn and go your way
They lifted up their voices and wept again
   They wept again

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12. May Your Life Be Sweet and Simple
(Jack Tottle/Daniel House Music, BMI)

(lyrics not available through Blue Highway)

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  1. I'd Rather Be a Lonesome Pine
  2. Pikeville Flood
  3. Some Day
  4. Midnight Storm
  5. Keen Mountain Prison
  6. Getting Over You
  7. Last Dollar Blues
  8. He Walked All the Way Home
  9. Cool Frosty Morn
  10. Find Me Out on a Mountain Top
  11. Whither Thou Go
  12. May Your Life Be Sweet and Simple

 

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