Country Blues - John Hunter Combo

by John Hunter Combo

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It’s a long, long way from here to the streets of my home town It seems it’s getting further ev’ry day And sunset finds me here down at the station Wond’ring why I ever came away Ev’ry night I feel so downright lonely Joe the barman sets his watch by me Ev’ry morning after finds me weeping For dear old friends back home where I should be And it’s a long, long way from here to the streets of Melbourne It seems it’s getting further ev’ry day So sunset finds me here down at the station Wond’ring why I ever came away So many times I’ve promised I’ll make it home someday But it could be the death of me might be the only way If I could only scrape the fare together I’d board that hometown train without delay I’d be so glad to roam those hometown alleys I’d set down roots never more to stray It’s a long way from here to the streets of Melbourne It seems it’s getting further ev’ry day So sunset finds me here down at the station Wond’ring why I ever came away
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Highway Annie lives for speed, Speed and her machine are all she needs Mess with Annie boy you're gonna bleed Highway Annie lives for thrills Got no special man she never will Settling down to Annie's standing still That's Highway Annie Highway Annie Highway Annie Highway Queen, Fastest woman on wheels you’ve ever seen. Annie don't stay long in any town Being too well known brings her down, She’s happy when her wheels are turning round That's Highway Annie Highway Annie Highway Annie Highway Queen, Fastest woman on wheels you’ve ever seen. Highway Annie's tough as any man Highway Annie says she's tougher than She does stuff no tough tow-trucker can Boy you'd better leave Annie alone Annie don't go hanging off no mobile phone She leaves a trail of broken hearts - and broken bones That's Highway Annie Highway Annie Highway Annie Highway Queen, Fastest woman on wheels you’ve ever seen. Highway Annie's had her share of spills But she'll keep riding until They put flying down the highway in a pill That's Highway Annie Highway Annie Highway Annie Highway Queen, Fastest woman on wheels you’ve ever seen. Highway Annie lives for speed Speed and her machine are all she needs But mess with Annie boy you're gonna bleed That's Highway Annie Highway Annie Highway Annie Highway Queen, Fastest woman on wheels you’ve ever seen.
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I’m sitting here thinking about you. You said you’d leave now that’s come true and I’m wondering what on earth I’m gonna do. I’m standing in the rain Wondering if I’m gonna love again. I wonder what an earth I’m gonna do. Should’ve seen this comin’ that’s for sure. Won’t see you round here no more and I’m wondering what on earth I’m gonna do. Thought I knew you, well knew you so well, ha, ha. Goes to show you can never tell and I’m wondering what on earth I’m gonna do. Too late to promise now; you won’t listen anyhow. I gotta try to put this all behind me. Wrong place, wrong time, wrong move. Never knew how much I’d lose and I’m wondering what an earth I’m gonna do. Comes a time to face the truth Nothing else is any use but I’m wondering what an earth I’m gonna do-oo-oo. I’m standing in the rain Wondering if I’ll ever love again. Yeah, I’m wondering what an earth I’m gonna do. Too late to promise now You won’t listen anyhow. Gotta try to put this all behind me. Wrong time, wrong place, wrong move. Never knew how much I’d lose and I’m wondering what an earth I’m gonna do. Oh, I’m wondering what on earth I’m gonna do. Well, I’m wondering what on earth I’m gonna do.
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I’m a little bit crazy, you know it’s true Crazy things I’ve done and didn’t do I’m a little bit crazy but what can I do? When I’m so crazy in love with you You could tell me to go now, I’d be on my way, But that’s something I never hear you say We’ll never by happy as long as we stay Someday we’ll get crazy and run away? Oh, you’re crazy to be here while you’re with that violent man If he saw you with me he’d never understand But when you’re with me, oh what can I do? I’m so crazy in love with you. He doesn’t love you and he treats you cruel Puts down your friends, makes you the fool I know scares you, that’s why you stay Well, I’ll be waiting when you get away Oh, you’re crazy to be here while you’re with that violent man If he saw you with me he’d never understand But when you’re with me what can I do? I’m so crazy in love with you Well, now you’ve left him and set yourself free There’s a whole new world you have to see Our time is over, that’s how it must be One day I’ll be happy you once loved me I’m a little bit crazy, you know it’s true Crazy things I’ve done and didn’t do Love can be crazy but I know it’s true There was nothing crazy about loving you There’s nothing crazy about loving you There’s nothing crazy about loving you
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Baby, I’m a one man dog Baby, I’m a one man dog I know that you could please me But baby don’t you tease me ‘Cos Baby, I’m a one man dog Baby, I’m a one man dog Baby, I’m a one man dog Oh, sure I’d love to kiss and hold you But Baby like I told you Baby, I’m a one man dog Some men go out every night of the week with a different girl They say they’re free But I’m the kind who loves just one Their way’s not my cup of tea Baby, I’m a one man dog Baby, I’m a one man dog You mean no harm that’s plain to see Bud don’t you waste your charms on me ‘Cos Baby, I’m a one man dog Some folks go out every night of the week with a different girl They say they’re free But I’m the one who loves just one Their way’s not my cup of tea Baby, I’m a one man dog Baby, I’m a one man dog I know that you could please me But Baby, don’t you tease me Like I said, I’m a one man dog Baby, I’m a one man dog Baby, I’m a one man dog You know that you mean no harm to me But don’t you waste your charms on me ‘Cos Baby, I’m a one man A one man Baby, I’m a one man dog
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Hey, get real Get lost Hey, get out of my life Get real Get lost Hey, get out of my life I was better off without you You and all of your strife Well, I had a little drink about an hour ago It really makes no diff’rence but I thought you should know. I thought about a lot of things You were number one Now here’s what I should-a said before we begun. That’s right Get real Hey, get out of my life Get real Get lost Hey, get out of my life I was better off without you You and all of your lies I should have let you go that first time I met you But you held a fascination for me and I couldn’t let you Now that seems a hundred long years ago Now I’ve made up my mind, Baby You got to go. That’s right Get lost Hey, get out of my life Get real Get lost Hey, get out of my life I was better off without you You and all of your strife Well, I used to think I loved you - Boy! I was blind Now the only way I want to see you’s from behind. That’s right Get real Get out of my life Get real Get lost Hey, get out of my life I was better off without you You and all of your lies Oh, another little thing I thought I could mention I was happy when I you now but now I’m full of tension I open my mouth just to get shot down in flames Now here’s my last word, Baby: I’m done with playing games. That’s right Get real Hey, get out of my life Get real Oh, get lost Hey, get out of my life I was better off without you You and all of your lies I was better off without you You and all of your lies I was better off without you You and all of your lies
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LITTLE LARISSA MAY Larissa May isn’t tall. She’s kind’a chunky, kind’a small But ev’rybody has a ball with little Larissa May Larissa has an eye for men; she has them once but not again. She loves some women as much as men that little Larissa May But she tells me on the sly she’s not happy and she whispers why: She’s never found a decent guy, little Larissa May Doctors, truckies, judges, too; T.V. stars well one or two For all I know she’s had you, too, little Larissa May Larissa tells me, winks her eye, she hasn’t found her special guy But she’ll keep searching low and high, our little Larissa May She says one day she’s gonna settle down, find her guy, move out of town Maybe wear a wedding gown, little Larissa May, that little Larissa May Rough diamond, heart of gold, I swear Larissa won’t grow old. Too full of love if truth be told, that little Larissa May Now love keeps time, it isn’t late, but I hope it doesn’t make her wait For someone who’ll appreciate, our little Larissa May Larissa tells me, winks her eye, she’s still not found that special guy But she’ll keep searching low and high, our little Larissa May Loves keeps time, it isn’t late, but I hope it doesn’t make her wait For someone who’ll appreciate, our little Larissa May, Little Larissa May, our little Larissa May.
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HOW MANY TIMES? How many times will you say we’ll part? How many times just to break my heart? How many times will you treat me cruel? How many times will I be your fool? How many times before your man is gone? How many nights must I wait in vain? How many times must I take this pain? How many times will I come back again? How many times do you think remain? Yeah, how many days before your man is gone? Now I can take the good with the bad, the sweet with the sour too, But no matter what I say, nothing gets through to you. Woe now, How many ways can you twist the knife? How many times will you mess up my life? How many times will you treat me bad? How many times till you drive me mad? Yeah, how many times before your man is gone? I know you had your way to long, in this man’s eyes you could do no wrong But Darling, I’m warning you How many ways can you twist the knife? How many times will you mess up my life? How many times must you treat me bad? How many times before you drive me mad? How many times before your man is gone? How many times before your man is gone? How many times before your man is gone?

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A collection of original songs which share country themes with some musical influences from the blues. Features harmonica and guitar.

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released September 21, 2019

All songs performed entirely by John Hunter Combo, Melbourne Australia.
"It's A Long Way Home Was Recorded during a live broadcast from the studio of internet radio station (Australian Musicians Radio) AMRfm, Ferntree Gully, Victoria.

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John Hunter Combo Melbourne, Australia

BOOK John Hunter Combo, noted Melbourne-based solo singer song writer and renowned harmonica player.
John sings his unique blues, country, ballads and humourous material with harmonica and guitar around Melbourne and Victoria. He is frequently invited to complement bands and other aritists and to provide studio harmonica in locals studios and overseas by internet connection. ... more

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