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Songs From the Valley

by Bill Vaughan

Released 01/03/2011
Bill Vaughan Music
Released 01/03/2011
Bill Vaughan Music
BIll's acclaimed album of songs inspired by the beautiful Shenandoah Valley.
  • 04:06 Story Lyrics
    Forty Five Miles from Berryville

    45 MILES FROM BERRYVILLE D           BILL VAUGHAN

     

    Intro (Piano): D         D         D

    Vs. 1 (piano and voice):D               D/F#               G         G/A G/B G/C#  D     

    WHEN I STARTED OUT THIS MORNING, THE SUN WAS IN MY EYES

                            F#m                    Bm   Bm/A             E7/G#                            Gm

    BUT BY EVENING-TIDE, THE SUICIDAL CLOUDS CAME ROLLING BY

    Em                                                      G        

    WELL, I MIGHT JUST LAST, IF I CAN MAKE IT ON PAST

                Bm                  Bm/A                          E7/G#             E7      

    THE DIVE AT THE WEST VIRGINIA LINE

        D     D/F#               G     A    Bm               G                                             D

    BUT I’M 45 MILES FROM BERRYVILLE, AND I’M DRIVING NEARLY BLIND

     

    Vs. 2:  (Full Band)

    THERE’S AN ANCIENT HOLLOW BLESSING, IT GOES SOMETHING LIKE THIS

    WHEN YOU LEAVE ‘EM, LEAVE ‘EM GUESSING AND GRACE THEM WITH A KISS

    ‘CAUSE THE KISS THEY’LL RECALL, WHEN THE CURTAINS FALL

    AND THE LAST NOTE’S ECHO IS DONE

    I’LL BE 45 MILES FROM BERRYVILLE, BEFORE THEY EVEN KNOW I’M GONE

     

    Ch. 1:  D  F#m  Bm   D/A     G                     D            D  F#m  Bm  D/A   E7/G#             Gm

    AH-OOH,                               I’M ALMOST GONE, AH-OOH,                  I’M ALMOST GONE

                            Em7                                                    G

    WELL, THE KISS THEY RECALL, WHEN THE CURTAINS FALL

    Bm                  Bm/A      E7/G#                     E7

    AND THE LAST NOTE’S ECHO IS DONE

        D     D/F#               G     A    Bm               G                                 D

    I’LL BE 45 MILES FROM BERRYVILLE, OH LORD, I’M ALMOST GONE

     

    Vs. 2

    NOW WAIT A MINUTE, WOULD YOU PASS ME BY THE SIDE OF THE ROAD

    IF YOUR HEART’S NOT IN IT, I MIGHT NOT EVER HAVE KNOW’D

    IF YOU LOSE YOUR NERVE AT EVERY OLD CURVE

    AND THE SHADOWS MAKE YOU WANT TO RUN

    YOU’LL BE SHUFFLING ON OUT OF BERRYVILLE THE HOUR YOUR RUNNING IS DONE

     

    Ch. 2

    AH-OOH, I THINK MY RUNNING IS DONE, AH-OOH, I’M ALMOST GONE

    I THINK I LOST MY NERVE AT THAT LAST DEEP CURVE

    ‘CAUSE THE SHADOWS MAKE ME WANT TO RUN

    AND I’M 45 MILES FROM BERRYVILLE, OH LORD, WON’T YOU CARRY ME ON HOME

    Ch. 3

    AH-OOH, WON’T YOU CARRY ME ON HOME, AH-OOH, I’M ALMOST DONE

    WELL, THE KISS THEY RECALL, WHEN THE CURTAIN’S FALL

    AND THE LAST NOTE’S ECHO IS DONE

        D     D/F#               G     A    Bm   Bm/F#                        Bm                                         

    I’LL BE 45 MILES FROM BER - RY- VILLE,

    G                                 D

    OH LORD, I’M ALMOST GONE

     

    Out: D D         D         D/F#   G     A    Bm  

     

  • 04:48 Story Lyrics
    A Woman Like You

    A WOMAN LIKE YOU (F) BILL VAUGHAN

     

    Intro:  F           F/a  Bb  Bdim  C7    F/A       Bb   Bb  Ab G  F ://:

     

    Vs. 1               F                                              F/A

    WELL I, TOOK UP WITH THIS FILLY LEGS THAT WOULDN’T QUIT—WE WENT

    F/C                                                                              Bb                               Bb7

    DOWN TO THE ONE AND A HALF TIL IT MAKES ME WANNA SPLIT—WE PUT

    F                                                                                  F/A

    WINGS ON MY MONEY YOU KNOW AND WE WATCHED IT FLY AWAY

    F/C                                                                                                      Bb       Bb7                             F          F7

    MORE THAN I’VE MADE IN MY WHOLE DAMNED LIFE I DROPPED IT IN A SINGLE DAY

    Bb          Dm                                       F                                  C

    BUT THAT’S OKAY I GUESS THE WAGES BOUGHT THE SIN

    Bb                   Dm                                                      F/C                              C

    AND IT’S NO WORSE DURESS THAN THE TROUBLE THAT I’M IN

     

    Ch. 1  F                                  F                      F/A  Bb  Bdim  C7  

    IT’S A WELL KNOWN FACT BABY, IT’S TRIED AND TRUE

    F/A      Bb                     Bb  Ab    G         F

    OH BABE I NEED A WOMAN LIKE YOU

    F                                              F                                     F/A  Bb  Bdim  C7  

    AND IF YOU TAKE ME BACK WOMAN I’LL BE CLINGING TO YOU

    F/A      Bb                     Bb  Ab    G         F

    OH CHILD I NEED A WOMAN LIKE YOU

     

    Vs.2:

    THEN THERE WAS THIS STRANGE FAST BIRD THE ROAD GONE LONG AND STRAIGHT

    I HAD TO LEARN THE PASSWORD AND IT MUST HAVE BEEN MY FATE

    I WAS BURNED IN THE BUSHES AND FROZEN IN THE SAND

    IN THE MIDDLE OF ALL THE WATER IN THE WORLD I WAS DYING A THIRSTY MAN

    IT’S WRITTEN IN THE BOOK IT’S TAUGHT IN ALL THE SCHOOLS

    DON’T TAKE A SECOND LOOK DON’T BEND THE GOLDEN RULE

     

    Ch. 2

    IT’S A WELL KNOWN FACT BABY, IT’S TRIED AND TRUE

    OH BABE I NEED A WOMAN LIKE YOU

    AND IF YOU TAKE ME BACK WOMAN I TELL YOU WHAT I’D DO

    OH CHILD I NEED A WOMAN LIKE YOU

     

    Br. 1: F

    WOMAN—YOU KNOW I REALLY DON’T HAVE A CLUE

    Eb7

    WOMAN—HOW YOU DO THE THINGS YOU DO

    D7/Dm7

    WOMAN—IF I EVER STOP TO WONDER WHY

    Eb

    WOMAN—I’D BE LAUGHING SO I DON’T HAVE TO CRY

     

    Intro figure

     

     

    Vs. 3

    I HAD TO GO OUT WEST YOU KNOW WHERE THE TREES GROW WAY UP HIGH

    I HAD SOME LAWS I HAD TO TEST AND SOME RULES I HAD TO TRY

    YOU KNOW I STOKE A LOT OF FOLKS AND I RAISED A LOT OF CAIN

    BUT I PUT IT ALL ON THE HOPES THAT YOU WOULD TAKE ME BACK AGAIN

    IT’S WRITTEN IN THE BOOK IT’S TAUGHT IN ALL THE SCHOOLS

    DON’T TAKE A SECOND LOOK DON’T BEND THE GOLDEN RULE

     

    Ch. 3

    IT’S A WELL KNOWN FACT BABY, IT’S TRIED AND TRUE

    OH BABE I NEED A WOMAN LIKE YOU

    AND IF YOU TAKE ME BACK WOMAN I TELL YOU WHAT I’D DO

    OH CHILD I NEED A WOMAN LIKE YOU

     

    Ch. 4

    IT’S A WELL KNOWN FACT BABY, IT’S TRIED AND TRUE

    OH BABE I NEED A WOMAN LIKE YOU

    AND IF YOU TAKE ME BACK WOMAN I TELL YOU WHAT I’D LIKE TO DO

    OH CHILD I NEED A WOMAN LIKE YOU

     

    Br. 2:

    WOMAN—YOU KNOW I REALLY DON’T HAVE A CLUE

    WOMAN—HOW YOU DO THE THINGS YOU DO

    WOMAN—IF I EVER STOP TO WONDER WHY

    WOMAN—I’D BE LAUGHING SO I DON’T HAVE TO CRY

     

    Br. 3:

    WOMAN—YOU KNOW I REALLY DON’T HAVE A CLUE

    WOMAN—HOW YOU DO THE THINGS YOU DO

    WOMAN—IF I EVER STOP TO WONDER WHY

    WOMAN—I’D BE LAUGHING SO I DON’T HAVE TO CRY

     

    Out:  Intro Figure

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    A Lowly Way
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    Moanish Woman
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    Dark and Stormy
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    Friday Night
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    Go
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    Blue Monday
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    Supinlick Ridge
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    Made Free From the Gallows
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    Where the Highway Meets the Sky
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