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Take It Easy
I took a little day trip, found myself in France
Heard that stuff about the Paris gals and thought I’d take a chance.
Wound up in a sidewalk bar, turning a lady’s head
When she agreed to go with me, why to myself I said:
 
“Don’t you know, didn’t you go, if you give me half a chance
I’ll be back on a steamboat, mama, gonna make it back to France.
Well, you gotta take it easy, but you take it, if you’re gonna find romance.”
 
All you need is a couple of drinks, that’s what the lady said
All you gotta have is a “verre” or two of wine, and you’re much more fun in bed.
I was young and inexperienced, but I gave her my all.
I woke up with an aching head and read this note on the wall:
 
“Don’t you know, I had to go, I swear I give you half a chance
Well, you take it easy, but you take it,
That’s the way we do it in France.
Well, you gotta take it easy, but you take it
If you gonna find romance.”
 
I learned a lesson or two that night
Several the next day
Like how a man should carry himself when he goes far away.
In spite of it all I’m happy
You can call me a crazy fool
But I got a lesson or two that night
I could never have got at school.
 
Don’t you know, don’t you know
You gotta take the chance
I’m going back on the steamboat, mama,
Gonna make it back to France.
Well, you gotta take it easy, but you take it
If you’re gonna find romance.
If you’re gonna find ro’
If you’re gonna find ro’
If you’re gonna find romance.
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Maddy Dances
Doesn’t it move you just a little bit?
And if you watch I think the chance is
That it will lift your heart a little bit
Ooh, well I mean, when Maddy dances
Ooh, well I mean, when Maddy dances.
 
And when she turns her head a little bit
Don’t you just love them side-long glances
Surely she lifts your heart a little bit?
Ooh, well I mean, when Maddy dances.
Ooh, well I mean, when Maddy dances.
Clear the stage just a little
And let the lady move around.
Play the right kind of music
To get her one inch off of the ground.
 
Look at her stepping sure and lightly
Ooh, I do swear you must be sleeping
If it don’t lift your heart just slightly
Ooh, well I mean, when Maddy’s dancing.
Ooh, well I mean, when Maddy’s dancing.
 
Clear the stage just a little
Now let that lady move around.
Play the right kind of music
To get her one inch off of the ground.
 
Look at her stepping sure and lightly
I do swear you must be sleeping
If she don’t lift your heart just slightly
Oh, well I mean, when Maddy’s dancing.
Oh, well I mean, when Maddy’s dancing.
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Maginot Waltz
All off to Brighton in a charabanc
Albert played his banjo and how we sang.
The beer was expensive but the laughter was free
Oh how we do love to all be beside the sea.
 
Albert had a cousin named Marjorie
And I had been noticing that she had noticed me.
I quickly decided if she didn’t mind it
I would spend the day in her gay company.
 
We shared a plate of whelks strolling side by side.
I said she weren’t too old to take a donkey ride
But I didn’t mind when she laughed and said no
So we paused for a while and listened to the minstrel show.
 
There was a notice at the Palace Pier
It said there was to be a dance that night and it wasn’t dear.
I explained of course that I could only waltz
And so we waltzed to every tune and air.
 
Nine o’clock come round we had to take the charabanc
And Albert was too drunk to play the banjo but still we sang
All except Marjorie, I could tell at a glance
Because me and Albert was leaving for France.
 
I said we’ll both be home in a week or two
Me and Albert and Lord Kitchener will teach the Hun a thing or two.
I’m sure to return, after me do not yearn
And we will waltz together all our lives through.
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Sweet Mystery
One of these days I'm gonna do it right,
Take her out to dine by candle light.
Rent a suit, and give my shoes a shine,
And talk about nothing, over a glass or two of expensive
 
One of these days I'll do it right,
Get to her door and just say goodnight.
Even if she asks me to come in
I'll make myself say no so I can call again.
 
But babe, I really, really like you.
There's nothing wrong with you, no, no,
I said babe, there's nothing that is wrong with me.
I just got to have you for my sweet mystery.
 
Sweet mystery, sweet mystery,
Nothing wrong with you, nothing wrong with me.
Don't you see how groovy it could be
If you'd agree to be my sweet old mystery.
 
One of these days I'm gonna do it right,
Send her some flowers and ask her out tomorrow night.
Find a little place where maybe we could dance
And build it up slow for the big romance.
 
One of these days I'm gonna do it right,
If I don't get stoned in the candle light.
Get to her door and scream “Now you let me in”
Cos if she said yes, that’d be the same old thing.
 
Oh, babe, I really, really like you.
There's nothing wrong with you, no, no,
I said babe, there's nothing that is wrong with me.
I just want to have you for my sweet mystery.
 
Sweet mystery, sweet mystery,
Nothing wrong with you, nothing wrong with me.
Don't you see how groovy, well, it could be
If you'd agree to be my sweet old mystery.
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Stuff No More
I told you several times before
Too many nights I spent walking the floor
I can’t take that stuff no more
I can’t take that stuff no more
Too many nights of walking the floor
I must have told you ‘bout a thousand times before
I won’t take that stuff no more.
 
Me and Uncle Danny we sure felt fine
Since Uncle Ivor went and fetched us some wine
I can’t take this stuff no more
I can’t take that stuff no more
It’s been too many nights of walking the floor
I told you ‘bout a thousand times or more
I can’t take that stuff no more.
 
Uncle Willie told me before he died
“Treat your woman good she won’t ever crucify ya.”
Take that stuff no more
You gotta take that stuff no more
It’s been too many nights you spent walking the floor
You tell her a thousand times before
That, no, you won’t take that stuff no more.
 
I told you several times before
Too many nights of walking the floor
I can’t take this stuff no more
I won’t take that stuff no more
Too night nights of walking the floor
I told you ‘bout a thousand times before
I can’t take that stuff no more.
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Run, Johnny, Run
Well, it’s over the wall and across the yard
Till he was on the other side
And the cold night air upon his brow
And he commenced to run under the cover of night.
And he never knew he could run so fast
As the cold night air burned in his chest
And his steps faster than his beating heart
And gracious moon to light his way.
 
And it’s run, Johnny, run
Run, Johnny, run
You better run, Johnny, run into the light
Of the rising moon.
 
And the briars and the brambles tore his skin
And there’s times he fell down but got up again
And his steaming breath in the starry dark
He was straining his ears for the guard dogs’ noise.
And that’s why he run through that icy stream
For to throw them dogs from off of his scent
And although he knew it would slow him down
Well they would not know which way he’d gone.
 
And it’s run, Johnny, run
Run, Johnny, run
You better run, Johnny, run into the light
Of the sinking moon.
 
The sun arose in the eastern sky
He stole some clothes from a farmer’s line
And the shivering damp in the morning light
He hid his overalls right there.
Bright morning air for to fill his lungs
And he run to the tune that in his heart sung
And it’s easier now his way to find
Though easier too for them behind.
 
So you’d better run, Johnny, run
Run, Johnny, run
You better run, Johnny, run into the light
Of the sinking sun.
 
Run, oh, run, oh, keep on running
Till the moon and no one can find you, Johnny boy.
 
As the sun collapsed in the western sky
And hung with the world twixt night and day
But a misty moon had begun to climb
And with each tired step a new star shone.
And it’s run, Johnny, run
You gotta run, Johnny, run
You better run, Johnny, run
Into the light of the rising moon.
 
Run, oh, run, oh, keep on running
Till the moon and no one can find you, Johnny boy.
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Zig Zag Line (For Sam May)
Me and my son a hill we climbed
So steep we took a zig zag line
And it was such a long, long, long and a happy climb
That zig zag line.
Sometimes when I feel him slip
He would just increase his grip
A bit upon my hand.
 
Me and my son on top of a hill
Breathing hard in the air so still
It was such a long, long, long and a happy climb
That zig zag line.
He looked at me and I looked at him
Both of us began to grin
You know we laughed out loud.
 
We gathered stones and built a ring
Big enough to dance around in
And it was such a long, long, long and a happy climb
That zig zag line.
Him and me oh, way up high
Building circles in the sky
And a-hollering songs.
 
Me and my son on top of a hill
Laughing out loud in the air so still
And we had had such a long, long and a happy time
That zig zag line.
Time to go, and we both grinned
He took my hand and he knew me
You know I knew him.
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Let Me Down Easy
How can I say it?
It’s just something I feel from way down inside
So hard to begin to try to explain it
But something’s gone wrong, you’re unable to hide.
 
Let me down easy, baby.
Be so kind as to let me down slow.
Let me down easy, baby.
It’s so hard to let go.
 
We are not drifting,
Not with one of us still left holding the line.
And the wind has moved you, set your sails lifting
Blows cold on the one who got cut loose behind.
 
How can I say it?
Just something I know from way down inside.
No use for you to try to conceal it
It’s enough for me to know that you tried.
 
Let me down easy, darling.
Be so kind as to let me down slow.
Let me down easy, darling,
It’s so hard to let go,
So hard, so hard to let go.
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Would I Lie to You?
When I feel good I think I could live forever.
When I get down I know someday I'll die.
The thing babe that I'm trying to put together
I'm happy with you and without you I sigh.
I'm happy with you and without you I cry
I'm happy with you and without you I wanna die.
 
Hey babe it is so hard to believe it
You must try to believe it could be true
And maybe this can come about halfway near it
Tell me the truth now would I lie to you,
Tell me the truth now would I lie to you,
Tell me the truth now I can’t lie to you.
 
Maybe it's wrong of me to say
The way I feel about you
But what’s the point in me to tell you lies about it.
Babe, I'm sad without you.
 
Hey babe don't look so surprised to hear it.
You must try to believe it could be true
And maybe these words can come about halfway near it.
Tell me the truth now would I lie to you,
Tell me the truth now I can’t I lie to you,
Tell me the truth now would I lie to you.
 
Maybe it's wrong of me to say
The way that I feel about you
But what’s the point in me to tell you lies about it?
Babe, I'm sad without you.
 
Hey, baby, I’m so glad I found you
Is it so hard to believe that could be true?
All I wanna do is keep my loving arms around you
 
I say, tell me the truth now would I lie to you
Tell me the truth now I can’t lie to you (I wouldn’t do it)
Tell me the truth now would I lie to you (you know I couldn’t do it)
Tell me the truth now would I lie to you.
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Summer Lightning
Move over here
Come on, sit down beside me
Oh closer now
Come and put your arms, put your arms around me
Oh you had a bad day too
And I feel the same as you.
Come on, sit down.
 
It’s just that when I get mad
I end up saying things
If I thought about I wouldn’t ever say
And I think that you already know that
But I’ll say it anyway.
Oh, I’ll say it anyway.
 
It’s just that when I get mad
I end up saying things
If I thought about I wouldn’t ever say
And I think that you already know that
But I’ll say it anyway.
Oh, I’ll say it anyway.
 
Don’t let the day go down
The two of us still fighting
It’s not a storm at all
No it’s only summer, only summer lightning
And we still got the night
So there’s time to put it right
Let’s go to bed.
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Bonus Track on CD

Teacher, Teacher
And my dad says, “At school you were protected
At college you neglected to open up your eyes and look around you,
And you don’t know nothing at all.”
 
Teacher, teacher, when will it reach ya
The writing on the outside wall
If you gained all your knowledge
From books you read in college
Then you don’t know nothing
Nothing at all.
 
And my dad says “That nothing could be finer
Than to be taught by a miner
Blinking in the light of the bright classroom
And you don’t know nothing at all.”
 
Teacher, teacher, when will it reach ya
The writing on the outside wall
If you gained all your knowledge
From books you read in college
Then you don’t know nothing
Nothing at all.
 
And my dad says “That you couldn’t name the classes
Who breathed upon your glasses.
And made you miss the writing on the outside wall
And you don’t know nothing at all.”
 
Teacher, teacher, when will it reach ya
The writing on the outside wall
If you gained all your knowledge
From books you read in college
Then you don’t know nothing
Nothing at all.
 
Teacher, teacher, when will it reach ya
Who you are just teaching us for
If you gained all your knowledge
From books you read in college
 
Than you don’t know nothing, nothing at all.
 
Teacher, teacher
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