We Can’t Go On This Way

cd cover: Jealous of the Moon(J. B. Lenoir/Conrad Music)

I don’t want to forgive you; you don’t want to forgive me.
Darlin’ don’t you see we ain’t gonna let one and other be.
We got to realize—we can’t go on this way.
We can fly high and fly on away,
But we got to come back to one and other one day. Continue Reading

Wayfaring Stranger

cd cover: Jealous of the Moon(P.D./Arr. Scott Ainslie
/Cattail Music)

I am a poor wayfaring stranger travelin’ through this world alone.
But there’s no sickness, toil or danger in that bright land to which I go.
I’m going there to see my mother. I’m going there no more to roam.
I’m only goin’ over Jordan. I’m only goin’ over home. Continue Reading

Walkin’ Blues

cd cover: terraplane by scott ainslie(Robert Johnson)

I woke up this morning, feel around for my shoes
You know by that I got these ol’ walkin’ blues, I woke
Up this morning, feel around all for my shoes.
You know by that I got these ol’ walkin’ blues. Continue Reading

Wade in the Water

cd cover: you better lie down by scott ainslieWade in the Water, Wade in the Water, Children.
Wade in the Water. God’s gonna trouble the water.

Well, who’s that yonder dressed in Red?
God’s gonna trouble the water.
Must be the children that Moses led.
God’s gonna trouble the water. Continue Reading

Uncommon Life

cd cover: the feral crow by scott ainslie©2004, Scott Ainslie

Uncommon life: uncommon love.
Uncommon life: uncommon love.

Can we believe – in a foreign land
Where we’ll dance again and again and again:
Eye to eye, hand to hand;
We touch this flame. Continue Reading

Travelin’ Riverside Blues

cd cover: Jealous of the Moon(Robert Johnson/King of Spades Music)

If your man gets personal, you want to have your fun. (2x)
Just come on back to Friar’s Point, mama, we can barrelhouse all night long.

I got women in Vicksburg, clean on into Tennessee. (2x)
But my Friar’s Point rider, now she hops all over me. Continue Reading

Thunder’s Mouth

cd cover: thunders mouth by Scott AinslieScott Ainslie

When I lived down on Smokey Row,
I kept my dreams between the cotton rows.
Those fields my books, where I wrote with my hoe.
When I lived – when I lived – down on Smokey Row. Continue Reading

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