Romany

Type Albums
Release Date 13-08-2007
Chart Position
Label EMI
Catalogue No CD: 394 7122
Content
Format
Compact Disc
Catalogue Number
394 7122
 

First CD release in the UK of "Romany" from 1972 with 8 bonus tracks. 

 

12 Tracks

  1. Won't You Feel Good That Morning (Leslie / Day)
  2. Touch (Rickfors)
  3. Words Don't Come Easy (Jennings)
  4. Magic Woman Touch (Jennings / Watt-Roy)
  5. Lizzy and The Rainman (Henley / O'Dell)
  6. Down River (Ackles)
  7. Slow Down (Leslie / Day)
  8. Delaware Taggett And The Outlaw Boys (Jennings)
  9. Jesus Was A Crossmaker (Sill)
  10. Romany (Jennings)
  11. Blue In The Morning (Lynch / Hicks)
  12. Courage Of Your Convictions (Rush / Cullers)
  13. The Baby (Taylor)**
  14. Magic Woman Touch (Jennings / Watt-Roy) **
  15. Indian Girl (Sylvester) **
  16. If It Wasn't For The Reason (Cooke / Greenaway)**
  17. Papa Rain (Jennings) **
  18. Witchy Woman (Henley / Leadon) **
  19. Oh Granny (Hicks / Lynch)
  20. I Had A Dream (Sylvester)

 

Won't You Feel Good That Morning (Leslie / Day)
Can't take no more lies or cheating
I had took a long hard
Dragged out miserable life you see
Nothing means much to me

Stand up, call out
Don't take nothing low down
It's much better
When you're making your own way
Your own say

Won't we feel good that morning
Going along our way together
Won't we feel good that day hey, hey, hey, hey
Going along together
Taking our time in seeking our pleasure
Won't we feel good that day hey, hey, hey, hey

Won't we feel good that morning
Going along our way
Won't we feel good that morning
Won't we feel good that day
Won't we feel good that morning
Won't we feel good that day

Stand up, call out
Don't take nothing low down
It's much better
When you're making your own way
Your own say

Won't we feel good that morning
Going along our way together
Won't we feel good that day hey, hey, hey, hey
Going along together
Taking our time in seeking our pleasure
Won't we feel good that day hey, hey, hey, hey

Won't we feel good that morning
Going along our way together
Won't we feel good that day hey, hey, hey, hey

 

Touch (Rickfors)
Quiet shadows plays in the evening
In the cold sea the sun went down
Bright stars on the blue water
In the hours of the night

All the sweetness touched by hands
Everything's close but so far away
Everything's given to people as a law

The wind rests
The creek is like a mirror
And the sailor takes down the sails
Over the meadow
The mist is dancing
You can't believe it
But this is all yours

All the sweetness touched by hands
Everything's close but so far away
Everything's given to people as a law

Break

Quiet shadows plays in the evening
In the cold sea the sun went down
Bright stars on the blue water
In the hours of the night

All the sweetness touched by hands
Everything's close but so far away
Everything's given to people as a law

 

Words Don't Come Easy (Jennings)
Standing in the shadow of a Spanish lady
Second hand bargain
With a song so sad and a rose in her hand
Was crying

Lonely rooms in back of bars
Bright lights and sitting out in the stars
There was room to write a poem

But the words don't come easy
They're hung on frozen lips standing there
While the world's anticipating love
And the words don't come easy
Lady laughs a laughing tear and says
All we really need today
Is the sun in our life
The sun in our life

Money was only mean to buy time
No money left over
Made the street to show that the door was open
Out in the silence of the angry crowd
Only the beggars crying aloud
Not a precious thing was spoken

But the words don't come easy
They're hung on frozen lips standing there
While the world's anticipating love
And the words don't come easy
Lady laughs a laughing tear and says
All we really need today
Is the sun in our life
The sun in our life

 

Magic Woman Touch (Jennings / Watt-Roy)
I'm looking through at yesterday
All my life thrown away
Keep searching for the same old clue
How can I get to you

Cast your spell upon me one more time
I wanna feel your magic woman touch
Cast your spell upon me one more time
I wanna feel your magic woman touch

I know there's been a change in me
Ask me why I don't know
My friends no longer speak to me
Pass me by I don't know

Cast your spell upon me one more time
I wanna feel your magic woman touch
Cast your spell upon me one more time
I wanna feel your magic woman touch

I've made up my mind
On what I'm gonna do
This feeling inside
Making it all right, making it all right
Making it all right with me

Break

Cast your spell upon me one more time
I wanna feel your magic woman touch
Cast your spell upon me one more time
I wanna feel your magic woman touch

Cast your spell upon me one more time
I wanna feel your magic woman touch
Cast your spell upon me one more time
I wanna feel your magic woman touch

Cast your spell upon me one more time
I wanna feel your magic woman touch

 

Lizzy and The Rainman (Henley / O'Dell)
He came riding in on a sunrise
A hot west Texas day
A fancy man in a painted wagon
Some fancy things to say

Looks like you folks'll need some water
Well water is my game
For the small price of a hundred dollars
I bet you I can make it rain

So get away all non-believers or the rain'll never come
Someone start a fire burning, somebody beat the drum
Some may think I'm crazy for making all these claims
But I swear before the day is over you folks'll see some rain

They all just stood a staring trying to believe
But there was one named Lizzy Cooper said he was a lying cheat
She said you call yourself a rainman, well you oughta be ashamed
For starting all these people dreaming thinking you can make it rain

So get away all non-believers or the rain'll never come
Someone keep the fire burning, somebody beat the drum
Some may think I'm crazy for making all these claims
But I swear before the day is over you folks'll see some rain

Oh Lizzy, a man's gotta have a dream
And if you can't walk on the inside with me
I'll meet you in between
Come with me Lizzy
And the stars'll write your name
And if you still think I'm lying to you
Look yonder here comes the rain

So get away all non-believers or the rain'll never come
Someone keep the fire burning, somebody beat the drum
Some may think I'm crazy for making all these claims
But I swear before the day is over you folks'll see some rain

So get away all non-believers or the rain'll never come
Someone keep the fire burning, somebody beat the drum
Some may think I'm crazy for making all these claims
But I swear before the day is over you folks'll see some rain

 

Down River (Ackles)
Good to see you again, Rosie
I know I've changed a lot since then
You're lookin' fine, babe

Three years that ain't long, Rosie
I still remember our song
When you were mine, babe

Times change, times change I know
But it sure moves slow
Down river when you're locked away

Hey why didn't you write, Rosie
I stayed awake most every night
Countin' my time, babe

Oh no I ain't mad Rosie
I know you had to mind your dad
But just a line, babe

Oh sure I remember then, why
We went all through school
Ain't that right
Well he ain't no fool

He's a good man, Rosie
Hold him tight as you can
Don't ask me why, babe

Yeah nice seein' you again, Rosie
Me, I got things to do
Well good-bye, babe

Times change, times change I know
But it sure moves slow
Down river when you're locked away

Times change, times change I know
But it sure moves slow
Down river when you're locked away

Rosie, down river
Down river when you're locked away
Rosie, I'm losing
Down river

 

Slow Down (Leslie / Day)
Got to stop from running
Got to make myself slow down
If I need some loving
Got to find some love around

I can't hold on
It's been so long
And I'd do anything
To find some love, good love
If I slow down
If I take a look around
Maybe I'll come across
Some home sweet home

If I slow down
Yeah if I slow down
If I slow down
Yeah if I slow down

Break

I can't hold on
It's been so long
And I'd do anything
To find some love, good love
If I slow down
If I take a look around
Maybe I'll come across
Some home sweet home

Got to stop from running
Got to make myself slow down
If I need some loving
Got to find some love around

If I slow down
Yeah if I slow down
If I slow down
Baby if I slow down

If I slow down

Baby if I slow down

If I slow down
Baby if I slow down

 

Delaware Taggett And The Outlaw Boys (Jennings)
Young girls and porches are filling out
Tempers and torches are burning
Brown is the colour of town
Living in thunder

Hair on my top lip now I'm a man
I so often hear and feel it
Nice paying the price for being kept under

Mama says don't hang around that front gate too long
Boys like you who stay too late are surely gonna go so wrong
But Mama there's safety in numbers
The first time I've ever felt strong

Delaware Taggett and the Outlaw Boys
Adding a laugh to the Broadway noise
Slipping around when your mind don't wanna go home

Off-duty porters lay sleeping wives
On-duty daughters are finding
Why just touching a boy gives a thrill like a shiver

Whispers and shadows are moving fast
No prizes given to people
Last drowned in the past down on the river

Mama says don't hang around that front gate too long
Boys like you who stay too late are surely gonna go so wrong
But Mama there's safety in numbers
The first time I've ever felt strong

Delaware Taggett and the Outlaw Boys
Adding a laugh to the Broadway noise
Slipping around when your mind don't wanna go home

 

Jesus Was A Crossmaker (Sill)
Sweet silver angels over the sea
Please come down flying low for me

One time I trusted a stranger
'cause I heard his sweet song
And it was gently enticing me
There was something wrong
When I turned he was gone

Blinding me, his song remains reminding me
He's a bandit and a heartbreaker
Oh but Jesus was a crossmaker

Sweet silver angels over the sea
Please come down flying low for me

He wages war with the devil
A pistol by his side
And though he chases him out windows 
Won't give him a place to hide
He keeps his door open wide

Fighting him
He lights a lamp inviting him
He's a bandit and a heartbreaker
Oh but Jesus was a crossmaker

Sweet silver angels over the sea
Please come down flying low for me

I hear the thunder come rumbling
The light never looked so dim
I see the junction get nearer
And danger's in the wind
And either road's looking grim

Hiding me I flee, desire dividing me
He's a bandit and a heartbreaker
Oh but Jesus was a crossmaker
Yeah but Jesus was a crossmaker

 

Romany (Jennings)
Take me home
Sailing on with Romany wandering
To and fro on an icy morning
Feeling calm to have an old friend 'round
Feeling warm to see the wind blow down

Take me home
Where the saints and children laughing
Tell the Dutchman ships are passing
Feeling safe to reach the harbor sound
Feeling warm to see the wind blow down

Take me home
Leave the galley sailors talking
Leave the bridge and captain's walking
Feeling naked on the covered ground
Feeling warm to see the wind blow down

The wind blowed
Down in the moonless light
The sea was dark
The breeze was light
Everyone's thoughts were their own

Caught by the ocean thief
The bow hit on a coral reef
Romany sank like a stone

Break

Down in the moonless light
The sea was dark
The breeze was light
Everyone's thoughts were their own

Caught by the ocean thief
The bow hit on a coral reef
Romany sank like a stone

Take me home
Sailing on with Romany wandering
To and fro on an icy morning
Feeling calm to have an old friend 'round
Feeling warm to see the wind blow down

 

Blue In The Morning (Lynch / Hicks)
I'm gonna be blue in the morning
I'm gonna be blue in the morning
Soon as I saw the look in her eyes
I should known it was over over

I'm gonna be blue in the morning
'Cause I can't take a warning
Meet a girl and fall in love
With just a pretty face so easy easy

God help, me don't wanna be
Don't wanna be a loser
Loser no more

Please help me, help me to see
Help me to see the chooser
Chooser for sure

Break

I'm gonna be blue in the morning
'Cause I can't take a warning
Meet a girl and fall in love
With just a pretty face so easy easy

God help, me don't wanna be
Don't wanna be a loser
Loser no more

Please help me, help me to see
Help me to see the chooser
Chooser for sure

God help, me don't wanna be
Don't wanna be a loser
Loser no more

 

Courage Of Your Convictions (Rush / Cullers)
If you know you're right
When the others are wrong
It's hard to sit and take it
They treat you like you've lost your senses
Call you troublemaker

I'm not trying to cause you trouble
I don't wanna fight
Someone's got to stand up sometime
And do what's right

Just have the courage of
The courage of your convictions

People tell you do what's right
And set and good example
Sometimes right means who to hate
Listen to the people

I'm not trying to mess your mind up
But it's plain to see
People pulling from both sides
It's agitating me

So have the courage of
The courage of your convictions

Break

People teaming up on sides
Hating one another
Know your heart before you join
A team to hurt your brother

If there's a way to lead us from this
Like in troubled times
It won't be found through blood and hate
But through courageous minds

So have the courage of
The courage of your convictions

 

The Baby
Passion of the spring came the baby
And in the passion of the spring came the baby

Words that were spoken in the anger of youth only half the truth
Touched by the child bride while deep inside her lie the real truth
He was the passion of the spring he was the baby

And half-forgotten in the passing of time the real crime
Brother to brother with backs to each other the war sign
And in the passion of the spring came the baby

Come back mama mama sing him a song
Tell him all that was wrong
Tell him all that you had that was bad
Tell him all that was good mama
You know that you should mama
Remember the good mama

Break

And in the passion of the spring
Came the baby

Come back mama mama sing him a song
Tell him all that was wrong
Tell him all that you had that was bad
Tell him all that was good mama
You know that you should mama
Remember the good mama

And with a light that you show
Let him go
Let him go let him go
Let him go let him let him go

Words that were spoken in the anger of youth only half the truth
Touched by the child bride while deep inside her lie the real truth
He was the passion of the spring he was the baby

He was the passion of the spring he was the baby
He was the passion of the spring he was the baby
And in the passion of the spring came the baby
And in the passion of the spring came the baby
The baby yeah the baby
The baby yeah the baby
The baby yeah the baby

 

Magic Woman Touch (Jennings / Watt-Roy)
I'm looking through at yesterday
All my life thrown away
Keep searching for the same old clue
How can I get to you

Cast your spell upon me one more time
I wanna feel your magic woman touch
Cast your spell upon me one more time
I wanna feel your magic woman touch

I know there's been a change in me
Ask me why I don't know
My friends no longer speak to me
Pass me by I don't know

Cast your spell upon me one more time
I wanna feel your magic woman touch
Cast your spell upon me one more time
I wanna feel your magic woman touch

I've made up my mind
On what I'm gonna do
This feeling inside
Making it all right, making it all right
Making it all right with me

Break

Cast your spell upon me one more time
I wanna feel your magic woman touch
Cast your spell upon me one more time
I wanna feel your magic woman touch

Cast your spell upon me one more time
I wanna feel your magic woman touch
Cast your spell upon me one more time
I wanna feel your magic woman touch

Cast your spell upon me one more time
I wanna feel your magic woman touch

 

Indian Girl (Sylvester)
I see the snowflakes falling
I hear the drumbeat calling
I am just only lonely Indian girl
Braver than all the braves now
I sit at every pow-wow
I fought a million men for Indian girl

Ten hides and twenty horses
It's what the tribal law says
Too much for me to pay for Indian girl

Oh sun shine on sun shine on
Take my darkness away
Oh sun shine on sun shine on
And bring this girl my way

Far from her lonely teepee
Wind sends her sweetness to me
Too much for me to bear my Indian girl
Gather your things together
And bring your wedding feather
We'll steal away forever Indian girl

Oh sun shine on sun shine on
The path that leads away
Oh sun shine on sun shine on
This our brightest day

 

If It Wasn't For The Reason
Another day gone and I think of you
Wonder where you're goin', wonder what you do, without me
A telephone call from a friend I know
Left me feelin' bitter, left me feelin' so unhappy

'Cause if you couldn't wait for 24 hours
What good would telegrams and flowers do
If it wasn't for the reason that I love you, baby
I wouldn't have another thing to say to you

Might as well stay for a day or two
Find another friend and have a drink or two to pass the time
Talkin' over troubles in a whisky daze
A little drop of cognac helps a man to face the lonely times

'Cause it's sad being home and I've given up tryin'
I've got no lyin' that I wanna do
If it wasn't for the reason that I love you, baby
I wouldn't have another thing to say to you

Break

Wish I could find a way, work out the words to say
You cheated and you lied, you took away the little pride I had inside
If it wasn't for the reason that I love you, baby
I wouldn't have another thing to say to you

Another day gone and I think of you
Wonder where you're goin', wonder what to do, without me
A telephone call from a friend I know
Left me feelin' bitter, left me feelin' so unhappy

Might as well stay for a day or two
Find another friend and have a drink or two to pass the time
Talkin' over troubles in a whisky daze
A little drop of cognac helps a man to face

 

Papa Rain

 

 

Witchy Woman
Raven hair and ruby lips 
Sparks fly from her finger tips 
Echoed voices in the night 
She's a restless spirit on an endless flight

Wooo hooo witchy woman
See how high she flies
Woo hoo witchy woman
She got the moon in her eye

She held me spellbound in the night
Dancing shadows and firelight
Crazy laughter in another room
And she drove herself to madness
With a silver spoon

Woo hoo witchy woman
See how high she flies 
Woo hoo witchy woman
She got the moon in her eye

Break

I know you want a lover,
Let me tell your brother
She's been sleeping in the Devil's bed.
There's a rumour going round
Someone's underground
She can rock you in the nighttime
Make your skin turn red

Woo hoo witchy woman
See how high she flies
Woo hoo witchy woman
She got the moon in her eye

 

Oh Granny (Taylor)
Granny got up early one sunny day
Went to get the ferry down to Nashville
Went to find my sister who had run away
Run off with a barker on a fair wheel

Oh Granny don't you bother with her
She really didn't love us anyway
No Granny don't you bring her back home
You're never gonna make her wanna stay

Granny brought us both up from the age of four
Gave us education and a home yeah
Made sure we were brung up in a proper way
Granny worked her fingers to the bone yeah

Oh Granny don't you bother with her
She really didn't love us anyway
No Granny don't you bring her back home
You're never gonna make her wanna stay

No Granny she really didn't love us anyway
No Granny I won't bother with her
I know she'll never ever wanna stay

Break

Oh Granny don't you bother with her
She really didn't love us anyway
No Granny don't you bring her back home
You're never gonna make her wanna stay

Just the other day my granny passed away
Doc says she was pining for her baby
Now I go to put some flowers on her grave
She really was a very special lady

Oh Granny I won't bother with her
She really didn't love us anyway
No Granny I wouldn't bring her back home
You're never gonna make her wanna stay

No Granny she really didn't love us anyway
No Granny I won't bother with her
I know she'll never ever wanna stay

No Granny she really didn't love us anyway
No Granny I won't bother with her
I know she'll never ever wanna stay

 

I had a dream
I had a dream
You were so near to me
But when I woke you were gone
When I woke you were gone

Break

Thinking of you
Being so far away
I guess I got memories
Guess I got memories

Lying alone I feel your golden hair
Skyline of silver-blue
Trying to find words to pacify
My feelings of loneliness for you

Break

Lying alone I feel your golden hair
Skyline of silver-blue
Trying to find words to pacify
My feelings of loneliness for you

I had a dream
You are so near to me
But when I wake you are gone
When I wake you are gone
When I wake you are gone

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