Trio II (1989)

Lyrics as performed by Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt and Dolly Parton



Lover's Return
High Sierra
Do I Ever Cross Your Mind
After the Gold Rush
The Blue Train
I Feel the Blues Movin' In
You'll Never Be the Sun
He Rode All the Way to Texas
Feels Like Home
When We're Gone, Long Gone
Lover's Return

written by A. P. Carter
© 1935 Peer International Corp. (BMI)

And so you have come back to me
And say the old love's growing yet
You tried through all these weary years
You tried too vainly to forget

Oh no I cannot take your hand
God never gives us back our youth
The loving heart you slighted then
Was yours my friend in perfect truth
 
Come close and let me see your face
Your raven hair is tinged with snow
Oh yes it is the same dear face
I loved so many years ago

Oh no I cannot take your hand
God never gives us back our youth
The loving heart you slighted then
Was yours my friend in perfect truth
 
Farewell I think I love you yet
As friend to friend God bless you dear
And guide you through these weary years
To where the skies are always clear

Oh no I cannot take your hand
God never gives us back our youth
The loving heart you slighted then
Was yours my friend in perfect truth
 
Oh no I cannot take your hand
God never gives us back our youth
The loving heart you slighted then
Was yours my friend in perfect truth
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Musicians:
Jim Keltner- Road Case
Roy Huskey, Jr.- Bass
Carl Jackson- Acoustic Guitar
Mark Casstevens- Acoustic Guitar
David Lindley- Autoharp
David Grisman- Mandolin

High Sierra

written by Harley L. Allen 
 1995 Coburn Music/ Silverhill Music (BMI)
 
I've been higher than the high sierra
Lower than death valley must be
I've been right, mostly wrong
Wrong about you, right about me
 
The way I feel, can't explain
So much passion turned to pain
The sun still shines most of the time
Did you know the sun shines when it rains
 
I've been higher than the high sierra
Lower than death valley must be
I've been right, mostly wrong
Wrong about you, right about me
 
I've been cussed and I've been praised
And I've been nothing these days
I'll come back, time will see
If I'm wrong about you, right about me
 
I've been higher than the high sierra
Lower than death valley must be
I've been right, mostly wrong
Wrong about you, right about me
Wrong about you, right about me
Wrong about you, right about me
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Musicians:
Roy Huskey, Jr.- Acoustic Bass
Carl Jackson- Acoustic Guitar
Mark Casstevens- Acoustic Guitar
Alison Krauss- Fiddle
David Grisman- Mandolin

Do I Ever Cross Your Mind

written by Dolly Parton
© 1973 Velvet Apple Music (BMI)

Oh sometimes I go walking 
Through fields where we walked
Long ago in the sweet used to be
And the flowers still grow
But they don't smell as sweet
As they did when you picked them for me

And when I think of you
And the love we once knew
How I wish we could go back in time
Do you ever think back on old memories like that
Or do I ever cross your mind

Do you ever wake up lonely
In the middle of the night
Because you miss me
Do you darling
Oh and do your memories ever take you
Back into another place and time
And do you ever miss the feelings
And the love we shared when you were with me
Tell me darling
Or do I ever cross your mind

Oh how often I wish
That again I could kiss
Your sweet lips like I did long ago
And how often I long
For those two loving arms
That once held me so gentle and close

And when I think of you
And the love we once knew
How I wish we could go back in time
Do you ever recall these old memories at all
Or do I ever cross your mind
Do I ever cross your mind
Tell me darling
Do I ever cross your mind
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Musicians:
Larry Atamanuik- Drums
Roy Huskey, Jr.- Acoustic Bass
Carl Jackson- Acoustic Guitar
Mark Casstevens- Acoustic Guitar
Fiddle- Alison Krauss- Fiddle
David Grisman- Mandolin

David Grisman- Mandolin

After the Gold Rush

written by Neil Young 
 1970 Cotillion Music / Broken Arrow Music (BMI)
 
Well I dreamed I saw the knights in armor coming
Sayin' something about a queen
There were peasants singing and drummers drumming
And the archer split the tree
 
There was a fanfare blowing to the sun
There was floating on the breeze
Look at Mother Nature on the run
In the Twentieth Century
Look at Mother Nature on the run
In the Twentieth Century
 
I was lying in a burned out basement
With the full moon in my eyes
I was hoping for replacement
When the sun burst through the sky
 
There was a band playing in my head
And I felt like I could cry
I was thinking about what a friend had said
I was hoping it was a lie
 
Thinking about what a friend had said
I was hoping it was a lie
 
I dreamed I saw the silver spaceships flying
In the yellow haze of the sun
There were children crying and colors flying
All around the chosen ones
 
All in a dream, all in a dream
The loading had begun
Flying Mother Nature's silver seed
To a new home in the sun
Flying Mother Nature's silver seed
To a new home
 
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Musicians
Robbie Buchanan- Acoustic Piano, Helen Voices, Synthesizers
Dennis James- Glass Armonica
David Campbell, Linda Ronstadt- Orchestral Arrangement
Strings Arranged by Linda Ronstadt
 
The Blue Train

written by Jennifer Kimball, Tom Kimmel
 1988 Colgems-EMI Music/
Sweet Angel Music/ Morisette Music/ Criterion Music (ASCAP)
 
Watching the long faces
Riding this run down track
And the lost places
From a dream that never brings them back
And the sad truth is
Nothing but a cold hard fact
 
I'm riding the blue train
Over the miles yet to cover
A ghost in a hurry to fade
I'm taking it one way to nowhere
Afraid you might be there
To find me inside this blue train
 
Counting the burned bridges
Trailing this rusted wreck
As our back pages
Scatter in the dust we left
Like a pearl necklace
Falling from around my neck
 
I'm riding the blue train
Over the miles yet to cover
A ghost in a hurry to fade
I'm taking it one way to nowhere
Afraid you might be there
To find me inside this blue train
 
Away down the low road
A ticket to an empty room
A rendezvous unknown
 
I'm riding the blue train
Over the miles yet to cover
A ghost in a hurry to fade
And I'm taking it one way to nowhere
Afraid you might be there
To find me inside this blue train
 
I'm riding the blue train
Over the miles yet to cover
A ghost in a hurry to fade
I'm taking it one way to nowhere
Afraid you might be there
To find me inside this blue train
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Musicians:
Jim Keltner- Drums
Leland Sklar- Bass
Mark Casstevens- Acoustic Guitar
Dean Parks- Electric Guitar
Ben Keith- Steel Guitar
Rhodes, Helen Voices- Robby Buchanan
 
I Feel the Blues Movin' In

written by Del McCoury
© 1990 Happy Valley Music (BMI)

Though the miles are between us
I thought our love would strengthen
As it has so many times before
But something has happened
I can see it in your eyes
I can feel my world is crumblin'
And the blues are at my door

The last letter that you wrote
Was on a blue piece of paper
That old feeling's back
The clouds are moving in

The beginning of the end is near
I feel your love has faded into darkness
It seems I have no friend
I feel the blues moving in

Oh it's not the words you wrote
That made me sad and broken-hearted
That's put me in this sad shape I'm in
Between the lines are mixed emotions
And there's teardrops on the paper
You said that's all I'll write today
I'll close for now old friend

The last letter that you wrote
Was on a blue piece of paper
That old feeling's back
The clouds are moving in

The beginning of the end is near
I feel your love has faded into darkness
It seems I have no friend
I feel the blues moving in

My state of mind is desperate
And this hole that I'm sinking in
Gets deeper while I'm digging to get out
Oh please give the right answer
To the questions I'm asking
Tell me you still love me
That would turn my world about


The last letter that you wrote
Was on a blue piece of paper
That old feeling's back
The clouds are moving in

The beginning of the end is near
I feel your love has faded into darkness
Seems I have no friend
I feel the blues moving in
I feel the blues moving in
I feel the blues moving in
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Musicians:
Jim Keltner- Drums
Roy Huskey, Jr.- Bass
Carl Jackson- Acoustic Guitar
Mark Casstevens- Acoustic Guitar
Alison Krauss- Fiddle
David Grisman- Mandolin

You'll Never Be the Sun

written by Donagh Long
© 1994 Little Rox Music (ASCAP)

You'll never be the sun 
Turning in the sky
And you won't be the moon above us 
On a moonlit night
And you won't be the stars in heaven
Although they burn so bright
But even on the deepest ocean
You will be the light

You may not always shine as you go 
Barefoot over stone
You might be so long together
Or you might walk alone
And you won't find that love comes easy
But that love is always right
So even when the dark clouds gather
You will be the light

And if you lose the part inside
When love turns 'round on you
Leaving the past behind
Is knowing you'll do like you always do
Holding you blind
Keeping you true

You'll never be the sun 
Turning in the sky
And you won't be the moon above us 
On a moonlit night
And you won't be the stars in heaven
Although they burn so bright
But even on the deepest ocean
You will be the light
You will be the light
You will be the light
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Musicians:
Edgar Meyer- Acoustic Bass
Mark Casstevens- Acoustic Guitar
Dean Parks- Acoustic Guitar
David Campbell- Strings
 
He Rode All the Way to Texas

written by John Starling
©  1985 Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc/ Black Sheep Music (BMI)
All rights controlled and administered by Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc.

A light shines from my window
Just can't sleep no more
Lord it hurts so much to be alone
But the real men never do admit
It's them that might be wrong
At least that's what he told me in his song

He rode all the way to Texas on an old freight train
Didn't miss the girl he left behind
He rode all the way to Texas
Didn't shed a tear
He's letting you know that he's the moving kind

The freedom that he sings about
I guess I'll never know
Just can't shake the guilt or kill the pain
But he lets me ride when the lights turn low
Get on board the radio and take a ride to Texas on his train

He rode all the way to Texas on an old freight train
Didn't miss the girl he left behind
He rode all the way to Texas
Didn't shed a tear
Letting you know that he's the moving kind
He's letting you know that he's the moving kind
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Musicians:
Jim Keltner- Drums
Leland Sklar- Bass
Mark Casstevens- Acoustic Guitar
Dean Parks- Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Robby Buchanan- Acoustic Piano
David Grisman- Mandolin

Feels Like Home

written by Randy Newman 
 1994 Randy Newman Music (ASCAP)
 
Something in your eyes makes me want to lose myself
Makes me want to lose myself in your arms
There's something in your voice makes my heart beat fast
Hope this feeling lasts the rest of my life
 
If you knew how lonely my life has been
And how long I've felt so low
If you knew how I wanted someone to come along
And change my life the way you've done
 
Feels like home to me
Feels like home to me
Feels like I'm all the way back where I come from
 
Feels like home to me
Feels like home to me
Feels like I'm all the way back where I belong
 
A window breaks down a long dark street
And a siren wails in the night
But I'm alright cause I have you here with me
And I can almost see through the dark there's light
 
If you knew how much this moment means to me
And how long I've waited for your touch
If you know how happy you are making me
I've never thought I'd love anyone so much
 
Feels like home to me
Feels like home to me
Feels like I'm all the way back where I come from
 
Feels like home to me
Feels like home to me
Feels like I'm all the way back where I belong
Feels like I'm all the way back where I belong
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Musicians:
Jim Keltner- Drums
Leland Sklar- Bass
Mark Casstevens- Acoustic Guitar
Dean Parks- Electric Guitar, Mandolin
Robby Buchanan- Acoustic Piano, B-3 Synthesizers
David Grisman- Mandolin
Strings- David Campbell

When We're Gone, Long Gone

written by Kieran Kane, Paul O'hara
© 1984 Kieran Kane Music/ Sony/
ATV Tunes LLC dba Cross Keys Publishing Co. (ASCAP)

Trouble, we have known trouble
In our struggle just to get by
Many times the burden's been heavy
Still we carried on side by side

And when we're gone, long gone
The only thing that will have mattered
Is the love that we shared
And the way that we cared
When we're gone, long gone

And when we're walking together in glory
Hand in hand through eternity
It's the love that will be remembered
Not wealth, not poverty

And when we're gone, long gone
The only thing that will have mattered
Is the love that we shared
And the way that we cared
When we're gone, long gone

When we're gone, long gone
The only thing that will have mattered
Is the love that we shared
And the way that we cared
When we're gone, long gone
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Musicians:
Jim Keltner- Drums
Roy Huskey, Jr.- Acoustic Bass
Carl Jackson- Acoustic Guitar
John Starling- Acoustic Guitar
Alison Krauss- Fiddle
David Grisman- Mandolin


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