Tupelo To Memphis

by The Kingmakers

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1.
Honey Bee 02:35
Tastes so sweet From her head to her feet You know that's something that can't be beat No word of a lie So don't even try Ain't no honey sweeter than my honey bee She's so fine And she's all mine I'll adore her 'til the end of time No need to implore Says she's mine for sure Ain't no honey sweeter than my honey bee She's the queen, I'm a drone Before I met her I was so alone Walking the streets desperate for money I'm so glad I found my honey Tell your ma / tell your pa / Send you back to Kaladar That's all right / she's outta sight / Ain't no honey sweeter than my honey bee Buzzin' around / all over town Got no business to get me down Says she's mine like a bee to the hive Ain't no honey sweeter than my honey bee
2.
She left me boys. "What?" She's gone for good. "Too bad!" I told you once it's a son of a gun She's the best girl I never had
3.
Electrified 02:48
The next car I get is gonna be electrified
4.
The alimony's due, the truck is up on blocks The kids need new shoes, the car is in the shop The roof's leaking rain... collector called again They say apparently electricity ain't free Unemployment's up I'll take odd jobs if you got'em I'm running out of luck getting close to rock bottom And the light at the end of the tunnel is Probably a train I'm too far gone to ever come back again Can't get no worse So bad it hurts Keep holding on Can't get no worse So bad it hurts Can't get no worse Bank is on the phone, the mortgage payment bounced I've given all I got but they want another ounce They garnisheed my pay, to pay my taxes due They took all my savings and my hope with it too And the light at the end of the tunnel is probably a train Am I too far gone to ever come back again? Can't get no worse...
5.
Hey! Pretty girl! Come sit next to me I just want you close 'Cause tonight you're all I see Hey pretty girl, come sit next to me Hey! Pretty girl! Won't you talk to me Tell me all your stories I love to hear you breathe Your eyes light up when you laugh So won't you come talk to me Hey! Pretty girl! Won't you dance with me I just want to hold you My intentions are nothing but true Let's get lost in the music Won't you dance with me Hey! Pretty girl! Won't you come home with me I just want to spend A little more time with you I'd like to get to know you So won't you come home with me Hey! Pretty girl! Won't you marry me I don't ever want to lose you You mean the world to me I don't mean to confuse you But won't you marry me
6.
All I can say is I hope everything works out for the New owner of my old house
7.
from small and humble roots does the mighty oak grow the meek and the gentle can one day star in the show when the train turns around the end becomes the start the fallen can rise and wipe the dust from their eyes the long and lonely road is shortened by love the heavy heavy load is lightened by the lord above or whatever you believe in just believe in something or you'll be fit for nothing 'cept for leavin' ------------chorus from tupelo to memphis baby we've come a long long way from tupelo to memphis baby we're here to stay stop and take the time to see what you've left behind keep a level head and look forward to the road ahead try to see the light of the stars in the sky all together as one like the embers of days gone by when day turns to night know that you'll be all right remember in the end the dawn will come again ------------chorus from tupelo to memphis baby we've come a long long way from tupelo to memphis baby we're here to stay when all hope is fading you think you've had enough just hit the open road let the wind hit your sails as sure as a young boy will soon become a man as sure as a wise man will one day understand
8.
There's a new kid in town By the name of Johnny C. He thinks he's as cool as A cat can be He's strutting around like He owns the place It's starting to grate They way he gets in my face Johnny Come Lately Oh can't you see You're not welcome In my vicinity (Chorus) Johnny Come Lately (5x) Don't come round here no more I'm heading out for a Night on the town When I turn my back that's when Johnny comes around Talking to my woman like he's Some kinda king Well you know your bragging Don't mean a thing Your lies and your stories Have become such a bore Johnny you're not welcome Round here any more Chorus Johnny it's time to start Spreading the news We're all getting tired Of looking at you You think you're god's Gift to this earth Don't need an appraisal to See what you're worth If I told you one time Then I'll tell you again I don't want to see you round These parts again Chorus Solo Johnny Come Lately I'll tell you again You may be my brother But I don't need you as a friend
9.
Shore up the walls and reinforce those floors Stock up the icebox we're gonna need it for sure The dance floor's gonna be jumpin' 'til quarter to four Batten the hatches and barricade the doors Once we're on board, no going back to shore The house'll be rocking 'till you can't take any more Bringing down the house (all night) Bringing down the house (all right) Bringing down the house (outta sight) Bringing down the house (that's right) Kingmakers are out and we're Bringing down the house Couldn't keep us locked up in the county jail All we wanna do is twist, jump and wail We're sure to deliver the goods without fail Got Bobby slapping out the rhythm on the traps We got Johnny playing the git like he can't go back There's no turning round, this Train's on a one-way track Chuggin' like steamboat, soaring like a jumbo jet Speedin' like something that ain't been invented yet This beat is gonna move you, you can bet Gotta get your tickets well, in advance If you want to come out to this Sunday dance No tickets at the door no, no, Not a chance Bringing down the house (sold right out) Bringing down the house ('til last call) Bringing down the house (standing room only) Bringing down the house (one and all) Kingmakers are out and we're Bringing down the house
10.
When there's doin' to be done When there's winnin' to be won When there's a task at hand There ain't no master plan You gotta do what you can When there's a heavy heavy weight Or a strange twist of fate You gotta use what you got Even if it's not a lot Please consider this thought [prechorus] If you increase the distance You decrease resistance Use a lever or a pulley Exploit the physics fully Let the hammer do the work One thing my daddy told me, The knowledge he bestowed me: Let the hammer do the work [chorus] Let the hammer do the work Let the hammer do the work Put your hands first The wood'll do its worst Let the hammer do the work If a roof or a frame The lesson is the same Work smarter not harder You'll get that much farther If the timing is the same If in your construction You're looking for reduction Of the effort you expend Listen well my friend To the message that I send [prechorus] [chorus] [solo] [prechorus] [chorus]
11.
Rockabilly Girls Words & music Stephen K. Donnelly ©SOCAN/ASCAP You got big black boots And legs up to there A dozen tattoos And slicked back hair You dance to all the Rockabilly cats And you know pretty baby I like it like that So come on over so I can see Sit right down and talk to me We can stay out late after the show Rockabilly girl let's go Rockabilly girls (rockabilly girls!) Rockabilly girls (rockabilly girls!) Rockabilly girls you rule my Rockabilly world... Thick mascara, eyeliner Your little plaid skirt never looked finer Your lips so red, that mole on your cheek Rockabilly girl you look real sweet Girl you heard the word on the street We're gonna lay down some real cool beats Friday night come on check out the band And maybe I'll be your rockabilly man Rockabilly girl (rockabilly girl!) Rockabilly girl (rockabilly girl!) Rockabilly girl you rule my Rockabilly world...
12.
Don't say aww shucks, just put on your mukluks The northern's blowing through your town The dance floor won't get chilly playing ice cold rockabilly Baby burn this place on down
13.
A Good Song 03:08
I don't need your love I just need a good song
14.
Stuttering Cindy and Stammering Sue Lived way beyond the tracks Grabbed their Daddy's Colt 45 And ain't ever going back They hitched a ride on the county side With a preacher man named Slim He had a ¼ tank and 5 bucks in the bank But he had plans for them You see, Slim could talk to God And if Cindy and Sue would like He'd ask the Almighty Lord above Too help them in their plight When Sunday rolled around A new town of sinners to be saved Stuttering Cindy and Stammering Sue Would stumble upon the stage Chorus: Help us Preacher Slim! Our minds are clear and bright In front of these people we swear, that we are here To M-m-m-m-make us feel alright Well didn't the people eat this up? And the money started to roll in Stuttering Cindy and Stammering Sue Touring the country with Preacher Slim It was easy enough to do No one called them on their tricks Until Stumbling Sandy showed one day Looking to be fixed Chorus: Help me Preacher Slim! My mind is clear and bright In front of these people I swear, I'm here For you to M-m-m-m-make me feel alright Preacher Slim knew he was beat And slipped on out the back While Stuttering Cindy and Stammering Sue Remembered their Dad out beyond the track That man who gave them nothing But a hankering to rob and steal Was the same kinda dog who ran out the back With their money smiling behind the wheel Chorus: Forget You Preacher Slim Our minds are clear and bright Let it be said that you are better off dead Then making us feel alright
15.
Hot Rod Girl 03:06
She's all souped up, and she's all tricked out She wants to burn some rubber and get on out She a hot rod girl... in a minivan world

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released June 6, 2009

The Kingmakers are:
Clark Lawlor (vox),
John Cormier (electric guitar, vox),
Stephen K. Donnelly (upright bass, vox, ac. guitar),
Bob Primeau (drums)

Guests: Tom Pechloff (keys), James Stephens (fiddle), Mica Matsubara (trumpet)

All songs by The Kingmakers. Words & music Stephen K. Donnelly except tracks 2,3,12,14: words & music Clark Lawlor. Recorded, mixed, mastered, layout & design by Stephen K. Donnelly @ TenVolt.com. Photos by Bob Acton

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The Kingmakers Ottawa, Ontario

The Kingmakers are Canada's preeminent rockabilly, jump blues and jive combo. Their latest album was recorded at Hi-Style in Chicago (JD McPherson), and they've recorded albums at historic SUN Studio in Memphis & Cowboy Jack Clement's studio in Nashville with guests The Jordanaires and JM Van Eaton. Their music has been featured in The Vampire Diaries, Dance Moms and hundreds of other TV shows. ... more

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