Category: NITTY GRITTY-DIRT-BAND

Sarah In The Summer – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

I’ve driven this road as a friend I’ve driven this road as a slack-jawed tourist And I’m drivin on it once again It might be cold and long and lonely But she’s waiting on the other side And I’m an hour closer to Sarah in the summer And joyfully I ride. I climb through Georgetown, […]

Face On The Cutting Room Floor – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

No one would give her a star on the walk She’d have a hundred if pillows could talk where have I seen her before? she’s the face on the cutting room floor It’s no mystery acting in school at the tenderest age Lit up the room when she stepped on the stage Came to LA […]

Fishing In The Dark – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

shinin’ thru the trees, Crickets are singin’ and lightning bugs are floatin on the breeze Baby get ready….. Across the field where the creek turns back by the ole stump road I’m gonna take you to a special place that nobody knows Baby get ready…..OooooooOooo You and me going fishing in the dark, Lying on […]

Mama Tried – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

And a youngun’s dream of growin’ up to ride, On a freight train leavin’ town, not knowin’ where I’m bound. And no one could change my mind but Mama tried. One and only rebel child from a fam’ly meek and mild My mama seemed to to know what lay in store, ‘Spite all my Sunday […]

You Ain’t Going Nowhere – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

gates won’t close, the railing’s froze. So get your mind off wintertime, you ain’t going nowhere. ooooo ride me high tomorrow’s the day my bride’s gonna come oooo are we gonna fly down in the easy chair Buy me a flute, and a gun that shoots tail gates and substitutes strap yourself to a tree […]

I Love Only You – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Spend time with the boys After work, to down a few Is something I enjoy And sometimes I stay out too late, Yes I know it’s true But I love only you. And I like to take life easy Work out in the yard Sleep late on the weekends After an all-night game of cards […]

What’ll You Do About Me – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

the fire of the wine and the touch of a man but I fell in love and ruined all of your plans so what’ll you do about me? Imagine the faces on your high class friends when I beat on the door and I beg to come in screaming “;Come on, love me again”; What’ll […]

You Made Life Good Again – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

cause I need more of how you make me feel I used to be the king of wasted time cause it made no difference till I made you mine now I wake up in the morning with a smile on my face Can’t get enough of the human race ain’t loved like this since I […]

Wishing Well – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

on a dream bought with a penny wishing well, time will tell I can see that there are so many lonely faces stare from your pool and I can’t bear to see a fool tonight so make it right wishing well wishing well, could you tell, as I stood beside her did you know she […]

The Valley Road – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

He took her all the way down the long valley road They sent her away not too much later Left him walking down the old valley road. sometimes I lead, sometimes I follow this time I’ll go where she wants me to go She said maybe today, maybe tomorrow Go deep in the woods down […]

Bayou Jubilee – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

As a fais-do-do on a Saturday night Work your tail off all week long But forget about your troubles with a party and a song Boy I love those old time tunes They can tickle your senses like a Cajun moon Creole food sure tastes fine When you wash it on down with that homemade […]

Stand A Little Rain – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Headed straight for your heart Might get just a little bit crazy, baby Might try to tear us apart When the storm blows over Only the true love remains If we’re ever gonna see a rainbow We have to stand a little rain Everybody wants love to be easy But it’s never been that way […]

Blow Out The Stars, Turn Off The Moon – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Many moons later, now we’re giving up I start the engine, you start to cry It’s a beautiful memory but a sad sad goodbye. How many times have we wished on a star, Wrapped up in a quilt on the hood of my car We saw Halley’s comet in lunar eclipse And I sure saw […]

This Train Keeps Rolling Along – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

I heard the conductor call That old engine heaved a sigh Suitcases and shuffling feet I found my way to a windo seat I love to watch the world go by Made friends with a family Bound for Sault Ste Marie They said good bye at Sudbury Junction Guess I hated to see ’em go […]

Ripplin’ Waters – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

to the morning, my woman and love our tall pine trees are pointing us easily to heaven above Blue spruce flaming on the grate in the evening Takes the chill away fine Cut the telephone line and the story’s the same There’s an old red chair by our window That we found at a sale […]

Lovin On The Side – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

I already know, and darlin’ I still care, But we’re crippled every time I close my eyes. I know it’s hard when you’re all alone, And you always come back home Looks like we’re hurtin from your lovin’ on the side I think I’ve prob’ly seen her, believe I know her name, Darlin’ does it […]

Old Upright Piano – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

the family would gather out at Grandpa’s house. with supper over and the dishes done it was then the best time came at an old upright piano that only Grandma played. She played Beautiful Dreamer, My Wild Irish Rose; she never played ’em perfect, but there was love in every note. Grandpa sat beside her, […]

Junior’s Grill – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

redeye gravy, collard greens, cutest waitress you’ve ever seen, down at Junior’s grill. Sweet Ginger brings your plate, always hot and never late; top it off with a chocolate cake, down at Junior’s grill. It’s heaven with a corner booth, that’s the truth; chrome and naugahyde; it’s cool inside. The jukebox never stops, there’s coffee […]

Dance Little Jean – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

and I wished that I could tell the bride and groom Just what I thought of marriage And what’s in store after their honeymoon. and I was grumblin’ to the dancers ’bout how men and women ought to live apart And how a promise never made can not be broken And can never break your […]

Telluride – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

cross their fingers when they kiss you don’t say nothing behind your back and they don’t take nothin’ that they don’t give back take the gold into Telluride Work all winter in the Tomboy Mine dreamin’ of what we’ll do when the snow finally ends and the spring breaks through we’ll load up the wagon […]

Cadillac Ranch – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

There she sits buddy just a-gleaming in the sun, There to greet a working man when his day is done I’m gonna pack my pa and I’m gonna pack my aunt, I’m gonna take them down to the Cadillac Ranch. El Dorado fins, whitewalls and skirts; Rides just like a little bit of heaven here […]

Grandpa Was A Carpenter – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

No particular reason, he just dressed that way Brown necktie with a matching vest and both his wingtip shoes He built a closet on our back porch and put a penny in a burned-out fuse Grandpa was a carpenter, he built houses, stores and banks Chain-smoked Camel cigarettes, and hammered nails in planks He would […]

Home Again In My Heart – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

two hundred people trying to keep me down, I’ve taken all I can, I ain’t lookin’ back. small town boy in a back yard lot, can’t make a living with the luck I’ve got I’m gonna leave it all, I ain’t looking back. That’s the way I remember, it seemed to me when I was […]

Workin’ Man – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Wastin’ my time in a park ’cause I’ve got nowhere to go. Had me a job til the market fell out, Tried hard to borrow but there was no help Now I’ve got nowhere to go. I need a job for these two hands I’m a workin’ man With nowhere to go One last look […]

When It’s Gone – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

with the blue sky above me and the valley down below. I want to hold my head up high, and listen to the wind ‘Cause when it’s gone, it won’t be back again I want to sing the kind of songs that my dad sang to me, and try to be the man he hoped […]

American Dream – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

My mind was drifting off on Martinique Bay. It’s not that I’m not interested, you see; Augusta, Georgia is just no place to be. I think Jamaican in the moonlight. Sandy beaches, drinking rum every night. We got no money, mama, but we can go; We’ll split the difference, go to Coconut Grove. Keep on […]

Modern Day Romance – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

had a flat on her Stingray with nobody around I helped her out, she said climb in so I ditched my ol truck just to see where the party would end. We spent the weekend in Reno in the honeymoon suite, never saw the casino, barely took time to eat. I never dreamed she would […]

Mr. Bojangles – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

In worn out shoes, With silver hair, a ragged shirt, and baggy pants The old soft shoe. He jumped so high, jumped so high Then he’d lightly touch down. I met him in a cell in New Orleans, I was down and out. He looked to me to be the eyes of age as he […]

Partners Brothers And Friends – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Cause there ain’t enough tickets sold The air conditioner on the bus just broke and I can’t shake this cold The single lost the bullet, the singer’s losin’ his wife; well I might be crazy but I wouldn’t change A single thing about this life. Sometimes we feel like champions, sometimes we just can’t win, […]