Ramblin' Joe

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Ramblin' Joe

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Izaak: So an old friend of mine spent the weekend at my place and we recorded four songs including this one. He sings lead and harmony vocals, plays rhythm guitar, and wrote all the words and music for these songs. I hope I can get him to start an account and link him as a collaborator, but until then, I'll pass your comments along the best I can. I sang harmonies and played the various lead and backing instruments, as well as doing the sound editing.

Lyrics: 

Sure has been a long time since I talked to you
Winter's gone the summer’s come
And the skies are getting blue
Guess I'll try and we both know why

Come and go and leaving so you don't when
When you hear a whistle from that old freight train
You'll think I'm back again
Well don’t you cry I’m right on time

Come and go
The Ramblin’ Joe
Here to stay
Well I don’t know
Ain’t sure where I’m bound
Or where I been
Well the many girls that I left crying’
With my cheating’ drinking’ and my lyin’
One thing you can bet
I’ll be back again

I love you probably ain’t something that you've heard me say
But if you say it first that's enough to make me stay
If not I'm gone
But not for long

Come and go
The Ramblin’ Joe
Here to stay
Well I don’t know
Ain’t sure where I’m bound
Or where I been
Well the many girls that I left crying’
With my cheating’ drinking’ and my lyin’
One thing you can bet
I’ll be back again

Just three words from you
And my running 'round will end
If you want me hanging 'round
Well that'll all depend
Just on you
Do you love me too?
She said no

I’m a come and go
The Ramblin’ Joe
Here to stay
Well I don’t know
Ain’t sure where I’m bound
Or where I been
Well the many girls that I left crying’
With my cheating’ drinking’ and my lyin’
One thing you can bet
I’ll be back again



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Comments

metalfoot's picture

Wow. This is one polished sounding classic bluegrass/country styled track. The lyrics fit the musical genre like a glove. Great collaboration!

Unkept's picture

Amazing song! I had to listen when I saw my own name. Wink Love the arrangement, the instruments were beautiful. Great work!

Adnama17's picture

Ah yes! This is my favorite kind of country. Smile
Friend writes great lyrics! "Ain’t sure where I’m bound or where I been" is a damn fine line.
Izaak, you are always awesome at whatever part you're playing. Love this. Smile

Wonderful bluegrass country tune, -- great work, all aspects.