My Kind Of Country - John Hunter Combo

by John Hunter Combo

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A collection of original country flavoured songs of love, loss and longing with harmonica and guitar by Australian singer-songwriter John Hunter Combo.

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released September 9, 2019

All songs performed entirely by John Hunter Combo,Melbourne Australia.

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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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Track Name: 1. Riding High
Riding high, in my empty rig I’m racing the sunrise,
Towns go by, I want to see the sunlight in your eyes
I’ll be using ev’ry trick the truckie knows
Maybe adding a few of my own as I go
Riding high, riding my way home to you

The highway’s mine, yeah the road is clear for miles ahead and the
Weather’s fine - I could be there while you’re still in bed.
There’s not another like this life on the road but
Being away from you is such a heavy load, that’s why I’m
Riding high, riding my way home to you

The road’s my own, as I hurl my cabin at the stars, I’m
Heading home, my big driving lights blaze out the path.
Feel my gutsy engine roaring
Making the final crest like never before

Here’s night’s end, sun topping those trees behind me, now
Around this bend, oh my muddy windscreen almost blinds me but
Through its streaks the road and the morning sky of blue
Another hour or so and I’ll be there with you, that’s why I’m

Riding high, in my empty rig I’m racing the sunrise
Towns go by, I wanna see the sunlight in your eyes
There’s not another like this life on the road but
Being away from you is such a heavy load, that’s why I’m
Riding high, riding my way home to you
Riding my way home to you, that’s why I’m
Riding high, riding my way home to you.
Track Name: Wyalong West Bus Tonight
I’m waiting for the Wyalong West bus to come
Hoping for the nerve to do what must be done
You’ve wasted all these years and a lifetime of my tears
Could never take away the pain of the wicked thing I’ve done

I’ve hidden in a bottle ‘stead of calling you
My beard has grown because the mirror shows me true
Once or twice before I even made it to your door
But I knew nothing I could do could ever make it up to you
I cheated on you once before you took me back.
Now a thousand promises would somehow lack
So goodbye maybe all that I can say
But I owe that to you face to face today

So I’m waiting for the Wyalong West bus to come
Hoping for the nerve to do what must be done
I’ve come this way before
I even made it to your door
But I knew nothing I could do could ever make it up to you

But wait my head is straight
It’s not too late
I’ll take the bus I’ll go for us
‘Cos I know you’re the only one

And I’m riding for the Wyalong West bus tonight
The driver smiles he knows we’re gonna work out right
Yes I’ve come this way before
But I’ll walk straight to your door and say::
“Forgive a fool!
“This time I’m coming home to stay”

I cheated on you before
That won’t happen anymore
‘Cos I know you’re the only one

And I’m riding for the Wyalong West bus tonight
The driver smiles he knows we’re gonna work out right

I’ve come this way before
This time I’ll walk straight to your door
And I’ll say,
“Forgive a fool!
“You’re the only one.
“This time I’m coming home to stay”

Riding on the Wyalong West bus tonight
Riding on the Wyalong West bus tonight
Track Name: Have I Told You Lately
Have I told you lately
That I love you Baby?
If I haven’t I’m a fool.
I’m so happy since I met you
It’s easy to forget to
Tell you all you mean to me

So if I haven’t told you lately
I love you, Baby
I’ll always be your loving fool.

If you love your Baby
Make sure you tell your lady
That you love her ev’ry day.
Some folk don’t understand it
They take love for granted
Then they wonder how love slips away

So if you haven’t told your lady
Say: “I love you, Baby”
I’ll always be your loving fool.

Love may survive without it
You don’t even have to shout it
But silence can make her doubt it
So every day tell her about it

And If I haven’t told you, Baby
Oh, I love you greatly
I’ll always be your loving fool.


Love may survive without it
You don’t even have to shout it
But silence can make her doubt it
So every day tell her about it

I’m so happy since I met you
It’s easy to forget to
Tell you all you mean to me.
I watch the nights grow longer
Ev’ry day the cold winds stronger
And I know how lucky a man can be
‘Cos that man is me

And If I haven’t told you lately
Oh, I love you Baby
I’ll always be your loving fool.
I’ll always be your loving fool.
Track Name: Virginia (I loved her in that moment)
I met her in Virginia, The second day of Fall,
She was serving in a Diner where trucking men would call

And her eyes were full of kindness with a heart to melt the snow,
But the men she served at table didn’t care to know

But I loved her in that moment and I longed to tell her so
But the diesel whistle called me. I didn’t want to go

Now I doubt she even noticed as I watched her from the door
I’d give an arm to stay there with her but I’d see her never more

But I loved her in that moment. I longed to tell her so
But the diesel whistle called me. I didn’t want to go

There are roads we might have taken, One we chose to go
Would she love me if I told her? I’ll never know.

But her eyes were full of kindness; a heart to melt the snow,
But the diesel whistle called me. I didn’t want to go
Track Name: It's Been A Long, Long Time
It’s been a long, long time since I held you in my arms and I’ve been thinking
Are you still waiting there and wond’ring if I come on home
Will you take me back again?
Or is the trail too cold, the memory too old to start again.

It’s been so long since I saw you that day we said goodbye
We said a lot of things besides and some I don’t know why
But the words you say in anger sound like a stranger’s by-and-by
Like I’d be better off without you girl, Today that’s just a lie, and

It’s been a long, long time since I held you in my arms and I’ve been thinking
Are you still waiting there and wondering if I come on home
Will you take me back again?
Or is the trail too cold; the memory too old to start again.

You might think it’s just an impulse or presumption on my part
Me calling after all this time but it’s closer to the heart of
This or any matter where pride and love’s at stake
Foolish pride is lonely, love is give and take, and

It’s been a long, long time since I held you in my arms and I’ve been thinking
Are you still waiting there and wondering if I come on home
Will you take me back again?
Or is the trail too cold, the memory too old to start again.
I hope the trail’s not too cold; the memory too old to start again.
Track Name: Bad Luck Train (Waiting for your train)
I’m down here at the station waiting for your train
But every time that train it rolls in it rolls back out again

I’m in love but I’m out of luck.

You know I love you baby but you don’t give too much

I’m down here at the station every time that diesel comes
Pacing up and down my heart beating like a drum ‘cos

I’m in love but I’m out of luck.
You know I love you baby but you don’t give too much

I’m reading your last letter by the station’s yellow light.
You say we’ll be together soon like every other night and

I’m in love but I’m out of luck.
Well you know I love you baby but you don’t give too much

I’m done with waiting marking time I’m jumping on the train.
I’m going back to where I’m from to look for love again. Oh

I was in love but I’m out of luck.
I used to love you baby but now not so much.

I’m done with waiting marking time I’m jumping on that train.
I’m going back to where I’m from to look for love again.

I was in love. I was out of luck.
I used to love you baby but now not so much.
Well I used to love you baby but now not so much.
Track Name: Baby, Come Back (I just can't take it)
Baby, come back and turn this house back into home

I was such a big shot, fights were something to be won
Compromise was for the other guy
There was my way and no other but I see now what I’ve done
I’ve made a sad and lovely woman say “goodbye”.

Baby, come back I just can’t take it.
Here comes another lonely day
One more lonely sunrise on my own
Baby, I try but I can’t make it
Every day’s a life alone
Baby, come back and turn this house into a home

I was such a loner
At least that’s what I said
But now you’re gone and I’m all alone
I want your company instead

I would never listen, I was too busy being strong
And I was used to getting my own way
But when you left you got me thinking and I see now I was wrong
And I’m sorry and this is all I want to say:

Baby come back I just can’t take it.
Here comes another lonely day
One more lonely sunrise on my own
Baby, I try but I can’t make it
Every day’s a life alone
Baby, come back and turn this house into a home
Baby, come back and turn this house into home
Baby, come back and turn this house into home
Track Name: Every Gun In Town
I stabbed the man who killed Maree, my darling wife
Now I’m wanted every where - dead or alive
Her killer wore the badge of deputy
Now there’s a posse riding after me

Everywhere i go the young guns wait for me
Hoping they’ll go down in gunfight history
Do I have to shoot my way out if I want to stay free?
Is that the way a good life’s meant to be?

Living on the run is such a lonely life
Every night in dreams I see my darling wife
I turned her killer’s blade back on him when he came at me
Now they say I murdered him and my darling wife, Maree

Every gun in town is coming after me
A man of peace was all I ever longed to be
No-one’s ever going to let that be
Every gun in town is coming after me

Oh, Every gun in town is coming after me
A man of peace was all I ever longed to be
But with a price upon my head by morning I’ll be dead
‘Cos every gun in town is coming after me
With a price upon my head tomorrow I’ll be dead and
Be again with my darling wife Maree

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