Great Bend Beer Choir

Dolly Parton

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LYRICS

My Tennessee Mountain Home

[Verse 1]

Sitting on the front porch on a summer afternoon

In a straight back chair on two legs, leaned against the wall

Watch the kids a playing with June bugs on a string

And chase the glowing fireflies when evening shadows fall

[Chorus]

In my Tennessee mountain home

Life is as peaceful as a baby’s sigh

In my Tennessee mountain home

The crickets sing in the fields nearby

[Verse 2]

Honeysuckle vine clings to the fence along the lane

Their fragrance makes the summer wind so sweet

And on a distant hilltop, an eagle spreads its wings

And a songbird on a fence post sings a melody

[Chorus]

In my Tennessee mountain home

Life is as peaceful as a baby’s sigh

In my Tennessee mountain home

Crickets sing in the fields nearby

HARMONICA SOLO

[Verse 3]

Walking home from church on a Sunday with the one ya’ love

Just laughing, talking, making future plans

And when the folks ain’t looking, you might steal a kiss or two

Sitting in the porch swing, holding hands

[Chorus]

In my Tennessee mountain home

Life is as peaceful as a baby’s sigh

In my Tennessee mountain home

Crickets sing in the fields nearby

(Hummed and whistled outro]

Coat of Many Colors

Back through the years I go wandering once again

Back to the seasons of my youth

I recall a box of rags that someone gave us

And how my mama put the rags to use

[Verse 2]

There were rags of many colors, every piece was small

And I didn’t have a coat and it was way down in the fall

Mama sewed the rags together sewing every piece with love

She made my coat of many colors that I was so proud of

[Verse 3]

As she sewed, she told a story from the Bible she had read

About a coat of many colors Joseph wore and then she said

Perhaps this coat will bring you good luck and happiness

And I just couldn’t wait to wear it and momma blessed it with a kiss

[Bridge 1]

My coat of many colors that my mama made for me

Made only from rags but I wore it so proudly

Although we had no money I was rich as I could be

In my coat of many colors my mama made for me

KEY CHANGE!

[Verse 4]

So with patches on my britches and holes in both my shoes

In my coat of many colors I hurried off to school

Just to find the others laughing and making fun of me

In my coat of many colors my mama made for me

[Verse 5]

And oh I couldn’t understand it for I felt I was rich

And I told them of the love my mama sewed in every stitch

And I told them all the story mama told me while she sewed

And how my coat of many colors was worth more than all their clothes

[Bridge 2]

But they didn’t understand it and I tried to make them see

That one is only poor only if they choose to be

Now I know we had no money but I was rich as I could be

In my coat of many colors my mama made for me

Made just for me

Here You Come Again

[Verse 1]

Here you come again

Just when I’d begun to get myself together

You waltz right in the door

Just like you’ve done before

And wrap my heart ‘round your little finger

[Verse 2]

Here you come again

Just when I’m about to make it work without you

You look into my eyes

And lie those pretty lies

And pretty soon I’m wondering’ how I came to doubt you

[Chorus]

All you got to do is smile that smile

And there go all my defenses

Just leave it up to you and in a little while

You’re messing’ up my mind and filling’ up my senses

[Verse 3]

Here you come again

Looking’ better than a body has a right to

And shaking’ me up so that all I really know

Is here you come again

And here I go

[INSTRUMENTAL SOLO}

[Chorus]

All you got to do is smile that smile

And there go all my defenses

Just leave it up to you and in a little while

You’re messing’ up my mind and filling’ up my senses

[Verse 4]

Here you come again

Looking’ better than a body has a right to

And shaking’ me up so

That all I really know

Is here you come again

And here I go

Here I go

And here I go

And here I go

Here you come again

And here I go

Here I go

And here I go

Here I go

Old Flames Can’t Hold a Candle to You

[Verse 1]

Downtown tonight I saw an old friend

Someone who – I use to take comfort from long before I met you

I caught a spark from his eyes of forgotten desire

With a word, or a touch, I could have rekindled that fire

[Chorus]

Old flames can’t hold a candle to you

No one can light up the night like you do

Flickering embers of love, I’ve known one or two

Old flames can’t hold a candle to you

KEY CHANGE!

[Verse 2]

Sometimes at night I think of old lovers I’ve known

I remember how holding them helped me not feel so alone

Then I feel you beside me and even their memories are gone

Like stars in the night lost in the sweet light of dawn

[Chorus]

Old flames can’t hold a candle to you

No one can light up the night like you do

Flickering embers of love, I’ve known one or two

Old flames can’t hold a candle to you

Old flames can’t hold a candle to you

Those Memories of You

[Chorus]

Those memories of you still haunt me

Every night when I lay down

I’ll always love you, little darling

Until the day they lay me down

[Verse 1: Dolly Parton]

In dreams of you, my body trembles

I wake up and call your name

But you’re not there and I am so lonesome

Without your love, I’d go insane

[Chorus]

Those memories of you still haunt me

Every night when I lay down

I’ll always love you, little darling

Until the day they lay me down

GUITAR SOLO



FIDDLE SOLO

[Verse 2: Dolly Parton]

I close my eyes and you’re there with me

Your kiss I feel, your face I see

It’s not your lips now that drive me crazy

It’s just your haunting memory

[Chorus]

Those memories of you still haunt me

Every night when I lay down

I’ll always love you, my little darling

Until the day they lay me down

Until the day they lay me down

Love is Like a Butterfly

[Chorus]

Love is like a butterfly

As soft and gentle as a sigh

The multicolored moods of love are like its satin wings

Love makes your heart feel strange inside

It flutters like soft wings in flight

Love is like a butterfly, a rare and gentle thing

[Verse 1]

I feel it when you’re with me

It happens when you kiss me

That rare and gentle feeling that I feel inside

Your touch is soft and gentle

Your kiss is warm and tender

Whenever I am with you I think of butterflies

[Chorus]

Love is like a butterfly

As soft and gentle as a sigh

The multicolored moods of love are like its satin wings

Love makes your heart feel strange inside

It flutters like soft wings in flight

Love is like a butterfly, a rare and gentle thing

[Verse 2]

Your laughter brings me sunshine

Everyday is springtime

And I am only happy when you are by my side

How precious is this love we share

How very precious, sweet and rare

Together we belong like daffodils and butterflies

[Chorus]

Love is like a butterfly

As soft and gentle as a sigh

The multicolored moods of love are like its satin wings

Love makes your heart feel strange inside

It flutters like soft wings in flight

Love is like a butterfly, a rare and gentle thing

Love is like a butterfly, a rare and gentle thing

Applejack

ENTER AFTER HARMONICA
[Verse 1]

He lived by the apple orchard in this little old orchard shack

His real name was Jackson Taylor, but I called him Applejack

Now old AppleJack was loved by everyone he ever knew

AppleJack picked apples, but he picked the banjo too

[Chorus]

Play a song for me Applejack, Applejack

Play a song for me and I’ll sing

Play a song for me Applejack, Applejack

Play a song, let your banjo ring

[Verse 2]

Now I’d go down to AppleJack’s almost every day

We’d sit and we’d drink applejack that old Applejack had made

Then he’d take his banjo down, then he’d ask me if I’d sing

And he would play the banjo and I’d play my tambourine

[Chorus]

Play a song for me Applejack, Applejack

Play a song for me and I’ll sing

Play a song for me Applejack, Applejack

Play a song, let your banjo ring

INTERLUDE – APPLEJACK SOLO

[Verse 3]

That’s when I was just a kid and now that I am grown

All I have are memories, old Applejack is gone

Oh but he left me his banjo and it always takes me back

And every time I play it, I still hear Applejack

[Chorus]

Play a song for me Applejack, Applejack

Play a song for me and I’ll sing

Play a song for me Applejack, Applejack

Play a song, let your banjo ring

Oh play a song for me Applejack, Applejack

Play a song for me and I’ll sing

Play a song for me Applejack, Applejack

Play a song, let your banjo ring

One more time

Play a song for me Applejack, Applejack

Play a song for me and I’ll sing

Play a song for me Applejack, Applejack

Play a song, let your banjo ring

Why’d You Come in Here Lookin’ Like That

Why’d you come in here looking like that?

In your cowboy boots and your painted-on jeans

All decked out like a cowgirl’s dream

Why’d you come in here looking like that?

Here comes my baby dragging my heart behind

He’s drivin’ me crazy, who says love is blind?

He’s got a wandering eye and a traveling mind

Big ideas and a little behind

Out with a different woman every night

But I remember when he was mine

Why’d you come in here looking like that?

In your high heeled boots and your painted-on jeans

All decked out like a cowgirl’s dream

Waltzing right in here lookin’ like that

Why’d you come in here looking like that?

When you could stop traffic in a gunny sack

Why, you’re almost giving me a heart attack

When you waltz right in here lookin’ like that

I just can’t stand it to see him on the town

He’s out slow dancing with every girl around

I’m a soft-hearted woman, he’s a hard-headed man

And he’s gonna make me feel just as bad as he can

He’s got himself a mean streak a half a mile wide

But now he’s dancing on this heart of mine

Why’d you come in here looking like that?

In your high heel boots and your painted-on jeans

All decked out like a cowgirl’s dream

Why’d you come in here looking like that?

INSTRUMENTAL SOLO & KEY CHANGE

Why’d you come in here looking like that?

In your cowboy boots and your painted-on jeans

All decked out like a cowgirl’s dream

Why’d you come in here looking like that?

Why’d you come in here looking like that?

When you could stop traffic in a gunny sack

Why, you’re almost giving me a heart attack

When you waltz right in here lookin’ like that

Why’d you come in here looking like that?

Why’d you come in here looking like that?

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Islands in the Stream

Baby when I met you there was peace unknown

I set out to get you with a fine tooth comb

I was soft inside

There was something going on

You do something to me that I can’t explain

Hold me closer and I feel no pain

Every beat of my heart

We got something going on

Tender love is blind

It requires a dedication

All this love we feel needs no conversation

We ride it together, huhn huh

Making love with each other, huhn hah

Islands in the stream

That is what we are

No one in between

How can we be wrong

Sail away with me

To another world

And we rely on each other, huhn hah

From one lover to another, huhn hah

I can’t live without you if the love was gone

Everything is nothing if you got no one

And you just walk in the night

Slowly losing sight of the real thing

But that won’t happen to us and we got no doubt

Too deep in love and we got no way out

And the message is clear

This could be the year for the real thing

No more will you cry

Baby I will hurt you never

We start and end as one

In love forever

We can ride it together, huhn hah

Making love with each other, huhn hah

Islands in the stream

That is what we are

No one in between

How can we be wrong

Sail away with me

To another world

And we rely on each other, huhn hah

From one lover to another, huhn hah

INSTRUMENTAL SOLO

Sail away with me

Sail away with me

Islands in the stream

That is what we are

No one in between

How can we be wrong

Sail away with me

To another world

And we rely on each other, huhn hah

From one lover to another, huhn hah

Jolene

[Guitar Vamp 4x]

[Chorus]

Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene

I’m begging of you please don’t take my man

Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene

Please don’t take him just because you can

[Verse 1]

Your beauty is beyond compare

With flaming locks of auburn hair

With ivory skin and eyes of emerald green

Your smile is like a breath of spring

Your voice is soft like summer rain

And I cannot compete with you, Jolene

[Verse 2]

He talks about you in his sleep

There’s nothing I can do to keep

From crying when he calls your name, Jolene

And I can easily understand

How you could easily take my man

But you don’t know what he means to me, Jolene

[Chorus]

Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene

I’m begging of you please don’t take my man

Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene

Please don’t take him just because you can

[Verse 3]

You could have your choice of men

But I could never love again

He’s the only one for me, Jolene

I had to have this talk with you

My happiness depends on you

And whatever you decide to do, Jolene

[Chorus]

Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene

I’m begging of you please don’t take my man

Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene

Please don’t take him even though you can

Jolene, Jolene

I Will Always Love You

If I should stay

I would only be in your way

So I’ll go, but I know

I’ll think of you each step of the way

[Chorus]

And I will always love you

I will always love you

[Verse 2]

Bittersweet memories

That’s all I’m taking with me

Goodbye, please don’t cry

We both know that I’m not what you need

[Chorus]

But I will always love you

I will always love you

[Bridge]

I hope life treats you kind

And I hope that you have all

That you ever dreamed of

And I wish you joy and happiness

But above all this, I wish you love –

[Chorus]

And I will always love you

I will always love you

I will always love you

9 to 5

[Verse 1]

Tumble outta bed and stumble to the kitchen

Pour myself a cup of ambition

Yawnin’ and stretchin’ and try to come to life

Jump in the shower and the blood starts pumpin’

Out on the streets, the traffic starts jumpin’

With folks like me on the job from 9 to 5

[Chorus]

Working 9 to 5, what a way to make a living

Barely gettin’ by, it’s all taking and no giving

They just use your mind and they never give you credit

It’s enough to drive you crazy if you let it

9 to 5, for service and devotion

You would think that I would deserve a fair promotion

Want to move ahead but the boss won’t seem to let me

I swear sometimes that man is out to get me

Mmmmm…

[Verse 2]

They let you dream just to watch them shatter

You’re just a step on the boss man’s ladder

But you got dreams he’ll never take away

In the same boat with a lot of your friends

Waiting for the day your ship will come in

And the tide’s gonna turn an’ it’s all gonna roll your way

[Chorus]

Working 9 to 5, what a way to make a living

Barely gettin’ by, it’s all taking and no giving

They just use your mind and you never get the credit

It’s enough to drive you crazy if you let it

9 to 5, yeah, they got you where they want you

There’s a better life and you think about it don’t you

It’s a rich man’s game no matter what they call it

And you spend your life putting money in his wallet

9 to 5, what a way to make a living

Barely gettin’ by, it’s all taking and no giving

They just use your mind and they never give you credit

It’s enough to drive you crazy if you let it

9 to 5, yeah, they got you where they want you

There’s a better life and you think about it don’t you

It’s a rich man’s game no matter what they call it

And you spend your life putting money in his wallet

Somebody to Love (Queen) — July Beer Choir Preview!

[Intro]

Can anybody find me

Somebody to love?

[Verse 1]

Ooh, each morning I get up I die a little

Can barely stand on my feet

(Take a look at yourself in the mirror and cry)

Take a look in the mirror and cry

Lord, what you’re doin’ to me? (Yeah, yeah)

I have spent all my years in believin’ you

But I just can’t get no relief, Lord

[Chorus]

Somebody (Somebody)

Ooh, somebody (Somebody)

Can anybody find me

Somebody to love?

Yeah

[Verse 2]

I work hard (He works hard) every day of my life

I work ‘til I ache my bones

At the end (At the end of the day) I take home

My hard-earned pay all on my own

(Goes home, goes home on his own)

I get down (Down) on my knees (Knees) and I start to pray (Praise the Lord)

‘Til the tears run down from my eyes, Lord

[Chorus]

Somebody (Somebody)

Ooh, somebody (Please)

Can anybody find me

Somebody to love?

Oh

[Bridge]

(He works hard) everyday (Everyday)

I try and I try and I try

But everybody wants to put me down

They say I’m goin’ crazy

They say I got a lot of water in my brain

I got no common sense

(He’s got) I got nobody left to believe

No, no, no, no

[Guitar solo]

[Chorus]

(Ooh, ooh, ooh, Lord)

Ooh somebody

Ooh (Somebody)

Anybody find me

Somebody to love

Can anybody find me

Someone to love?

[Verse 3]

Got no feel, I got no rhythm

I just keep losin’ my beat (You just keep losing and losing)

I’m okay, I’m alright (He’s alright, he’s alright)

I ain’t gonna face no defeat (Yeah, yeah)

I just gotta get out of this prison cell

(One day) Someday I’m gonna be free, Lord

[Outro]

Find me somebody to love

Find me somebody to love

Find me somebody to love

Find me somebody to love

Find me somebody to love

(Find me, find me)

Find me somebody to love (Find me)

Find me somebody to love

Find me somebody to love-ove-ove

(Ooh, find me, find me)

Find me somebody to love

(Somebody to love)

Find me somebody to love

Somebody (Somebody)

Somebody (Somebody)

Somebody (Find me)

(Somebody find me somebody to love)

Can anybody find me

Somebody to love?

(Find me somebody to love) Ooh

(Find me somebody to love)

Find me somebody

(Find me somebody to love)

Somebody, somebody, somebody to love

(Find me somebody to love)

Find me, find me

Find me, find me, find me

(Find me somebody to love)

Ooh, somebody to love

(Find me somebody to love)

Ooh, find me, find me

Find me somebody to love

(Find me somebody to love)

Anybody, anywhere, anybody

Find me somebody to love, love

Find me, find me, find me, find me

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