The Ramblin' Letters
Michael Millet

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My Soul’s Got a Ways to Go
 
I’m headed towards the sunset of time
Lord, I’m headed towards the sunset of time
And this world of sin I’ll be leaving behind
But my soul’s got a ways to go
 
My soul’s got a ways to go
My soul’s got a ways to go
My eyes no longer see and my blood refuse to flow
But my soul’s got a ways to go
 
The shepherd he is calling me home
The shepherd he is calling me home
No longer shall I wander, no longer shall I roam
But my soul’s got a ways to go
 
My soul’s got a ways to go
My soul’s got a ways to go
I read it in the Bible and the Bible tells me so
That  my soul’s got a ways to go
 
And my journey it is coming to an end
Lord, my journey it is coming to an end
But as my journey ends I know another will begin
Cause my soul’s got a ways to go
 
My soul’s got a ways to go
My soul’s got a ways to go
My body turned to dust scattered by the winds that blow
But my soul’s got a ways to go
The Ramblin' Letters
Monroe

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Crying Holy Unto the Lord

Crying holy unto the lord
Crying holy unto the lord
Oh, if I could I surely would
Stand on the rock(Lord Lord) where Moses stood

Sinners run and hide your face
Sinners run and hide your face
Go and run into the rocks and hide your face
'Cause i ain't(Lord Lord)  no stranger now

Lord, I ani't no stranger now
Lord, I ani't no stranger now
I've been introduced to the Father and the Son
And, I ain't(Lord Lord) no stranger now

The Ramblin' Letters
Traditional

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When the Savior Reached Down for Me

Once my soul was astray from the heavenly way
I was wretched and blind as could be
But my Savior in love gave me peace from above
When he reached down his hand for me

When my Savior reached down for me
When he reached way down for me
I was lost and undone without God or his Son
When he reached down his hand for me

How my heart does rejoice when I hear his sweet voice
In the tempest to him I can cling
There to lean on his arm safe secure from all harm
When he reached down his hand for me



The Ramblin' Letters
Michael Millet

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The Sun is Shining in My Heart Today
 
The sun is shining, the sun is shining,
The sun is burning all the clouds away
The sun is shining, the sun is shining,
The sun is shining in my heart today
 
I don’t care if its raining outside
I don’t care if dark clouds fill the sky
I don’t care if its foggy or gray
Cause the sun is shining in my heart today.
 
Let tornados and thunderstorms come
Let their clouds try to block out the sun
Still their winds will not blow me away
Cause the sun is shining in my heart today
 
Let the hurricanes come from the sea
Let their floodwaters wash over me
Still those waters won’t wash me away
Cause the sun is shining in my heart today
The Ramblin' Letters
The Stanley Brothers

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I Don’t Want Your Ramblin’ Letters

I don't want your ramblin' letters
Don't want your picture in a frame
All I want is you in person
Won't you let me change your name

Mama said you'd come home soon
Papa warned me not to wait
Sister thinks that you still love me
Hurry home right away

I'm so tired of long distance kisses
Love by mail is all so cold
I just want you in my arms dear
Then our love just can't grow old

 

The Ramblin' Letters
John Norwood
The Ramblin' Letters

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Ole Slew Foot

High on the mountain, tell me what you see

Bear tracks, bear tracks lookin' back at me

Better get your rifle boys, 'fore it's too late

That bear's got a little pig and headed thru the gate.

 

He's big around the middle and he's broad across the rump

Runnin’ ninety miles an hour takin' thirty feet a jump

Ain't never been caught, he ain't never been tree'd

Some folks say he looks a lot like me.

 

I saved up my money and I bought me some bees

And they started makin' honey way up in the trees

Cut down the tree but my honey's all gone

Ole Slew-Foot's done made himself at home.

 

Winter's comin' on and it's twenty below

And the river's froze over so where can he go

We'll chase him up the gulley then we'll run him in the well

We'll shoot him in the bottom just to listen to him yell.

The Ramblin' Letters
The Ramblin' Letters

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We Missed You
The nights were never so lonely
My eyes were never so strained
From waiting and watching and crying for you
And hoping you'd come back again
 
Me and my heart and my lips and my arms
We missed you every day you were gone
Me and my heart and my lips and my arms
We missed you and we're glad you've come home
 
I hope against hope you still love me
There were so many mem'ries I care
And though you were gone many miles from my side
My love followed you every step
The Ramblin' Letters
Gillian Welch
The Ramblin' Letters

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Memories of Mother

 On a dark stormy night the angels called mother
The love that we shared for such a short while
She called us around and told us she's leaving
Then closing her eyes she went with a smile

Mother's at rest in a lonesome old graveyard
On a hill far away there stands her white tomb
With the grass covered o'er it seems so neglected
When the spring season comes sweet flowers will bloom

I'll never forget the love mother gave us
As children we played around our old home
I know her reward is a mansion in heaven
While children on earth are scattered and gone