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Third Down, 110 To Go

   1972
  1. Isn't That So?
  2. Dangerous Fun
  3. Full Moon
  4. North Star
  5. Do It
  6. Lullaby For The First Born - (instrumental)
  7. Midnight Bus
  8. Glory To The Day
  9. The Easy Way
  10. Do La Lay
  11. God's Own Jukebox
  12. Silly Heart
  13. All Of Your Stories

Isn't That So

Didn't He know what He was doin
Putting eyes into my head?
If He didn't want me watching women
He'd a-left my eyeballs dead

Isn't that so?
Isn't that so?
You've got to go where your heart says go
Isn't that so?

Didn't He know what He was doin
When He made the magic vine
His own Son got a reputation
Turning water into wine

Isn't that so?
Isn't that so?
You've got to go where your heart says go
Isn't that so?

Line of least resistance lead me on, lead me on,
Line of least resistance lead me on.

Didn't He know what He was doin
When He divided high and low
You got to bury the seed in the dirt my friend
If you want the thing to grow

Isn't that so?
Isn't that so?
You've got to go where your heart says go
Isn't that so?

©1972 Jesse Winchester
From the LP "Third Down, 110 To Go"

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Dangerous Fun

Her body is as liquid and as perfect as a wave
As tender and as vicious as a bird that I once saved
But if I touch her she won't feel it
And what I tell her she won't hear
And if she loves me she'll conceal it
And she'll cry if I come near

It takes patience to walk
And spirit to run
But nothing to pity yourself
But it's dangerous fun

Rich harvest of the grape and grain
I taste my lovers mouth
She smells of the evening rain
And the breezes from the south
But if I face her she won't know me
And if I weaken she won't wait
And she knows magic that she won't show me
And if love comes it will come too late

It takes patience to walk on
And spirit to run
But nothing to pity yourself
But it's dangerous fun

©1972 Jesse Winchester
From the LP "Third Down, 110 To Go"

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Full Moon

Now the moon's the mirror of the sun
And tonight she's got it trained on you
And the sun they say is God
So be careful what you do

Full Moon big Moon
Full Moon big Moon

Full Moon big Moon
Full Moon big Moon

Now the sea is the blood of the earth
And tonight she's especially deep
And the tide is pulsing high
With a heavy pumping beat

It's a full Moon big Moon
Full Moon big Moon

Full Moon big Moon
Full Moon big Moon

©1972 Jesse Winchester
From the LP "Third Down, 110 To Go"

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North Star

Heaven's got this one star that don't move none
And that's the place you want to aim your soul
Set you on a spot that knows no season
And be satisfied just to watch old Jordan roll

Now, does the world have a belly button?
I can't get this out of my head
Cause if it turns up in my yard
I'll tickle it so hard
'Til the whole world will laugh to wake the dead

We've all heard that one note song that says it
And a gentle little hum is all it is
Close your ears and you can't help but hear it
And a gentle little hum that's all it is

Does the world have a belly button?
I can't get this out of my head
Cause if it turns up in my yard
I'll tickle it so hard
'Til the whole world will laugh to wake the dead

©1972 Jesse Winchester
From the LP "Third Down, 110 To Go"

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Do It

If the wheel is fixed
I would still take a chance
If we're treading on thin ice
Then we might as well dance
So I play the fool
But I can't sit still
Help me get this rock
To the top of this hill

Do it
'Til we're sick of it
Do it 'till you can't do it no more

Friends will pity you
I guess that's what they're for
But they just take you like they find you
When they find you on the floor

But you do it
Til you sick of it
Do it til you can't do it no more

©1972 Jesse Winchester
From the LP "Third Down, 110 To Go"

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Midnight Bus

Ride me, ride me
Far and wide me
I'm young and I'm curious
Ride me, ride me
Tempt and try me
You sad old midnight bus

This cold dark night
Not a star's in sight
Oh the wind sure do raise a fuss
And the only fools on the road tonight
That's the fools on the midnight bus

Ride me, ride me
Far and wide me
I'm young and I'm curious
Ride me, ride me
Tempt and try me
You sad old midnight bus

La la la la la la la
La la la la la la la
La la la la la la la

Ride me, ride me
Far and wide me
I'm young and I'm curious
Ride me, ride me
Tempt and try me
You sad old midnight bus

Well now and then you'll wake up in
A little town where the good people sleep
And to see their homes so safe and so warm
Makes the midnight traveller weep

Ride me, ride me
Far and wide me
I'm young and I'm curious
Ride me, ride me
Tempt and try me
You sad old midnight bus

©1972 Jesse Winchester
From the LP "Third Down, 110 To Go"

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Glory To The Day

Have you ever stood at a real old water well
And dropped a rock and listened while it fell?
You're listening, listening while it fell.

Have you ever watched a fire burn all night
And the ashes cool just as the sky gets light?
You're watching, the darkness growing light.

Well, the real old water well
Oh, that's your soul
So silent and so deep inside its hole
Its' answer, is so very far away.

And the magic of the light
Well, that's our way
We'll mourn the nights
We'll glorify the days
So thank you, glory to our day
Ummm, thank you, glory to the day.

©1972 Jesse Winchester
From the LP "Third Down, 110 To Go"

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The Easy Way

Palest blossoms at my window
Maybe you know what they're call
No they weren't planted
They just grew there
Just appeared along my wall

Now, come to think love
Where are you from?
Yes, you just turned up one day
And here I was love
Trying so hard
I guess love comes the easy way

You don't need to lift a finger
Let love come the easy way

Oh I'm often in streets now
Where the rush is pretty strong
And I'll hustle like the others
But take my time I can't go wrong

You don't need to lift a finger
Let love come the easy way
You don't need to lift a finger
Let love come the easy way

©1972 Jesse Winchester
From the LP "Third Down, 110 To Go"

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Do La Lay


Baby do la lay my child
One and one made you
So right away we make you cry
To show you who is who

Oh, little child of love
I won't get in your way
Let the sun shine from above
Over you lovely do lay lay

(Hum chorus)

Oh, I am a father now
I can't get out of that
And you are my child now
You can't get out of that

And oh little child of love
I won't get in your way
Let me look out from above
Over you little do lay lay

©1972 Jesse Winchester
From the LP "Third Down, 110 To Go"

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God's Own Jukebox

I couldn't begin to tell you
How good we feel tonight
I might act kinda funny
From all the funny stuff we did
But I'm planning on peeking into Pandoras box
And I'm gonna start out by blowing off the lid

You get to call the tunes
You tell us what to play
We'll play it soft and sweet
Or really reel n rock
And those who can't dance
Well they might as well learn today

Oh, just call us God's own jukebox
Oh, just call us God's own jukebox
Hey, just call us God's own jukebox.

©1972 Jesse Winchester
From the LP "Third Down, 110 To Go"

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Silly Heart

Silly Heart you smile so bright
Warmer than a summer night
Come and take a silly walk with me
A lovely day, sort of cool
A day to play the perfect fool
It's a day to be a Silly Heart with you

Ask me no questions
Silly Heart you'll get no lies
Silly hearts just say hello
They don't bother about good-byes
I see love light all in your eyes

Silly heart you make me sing
I love you for the fun you bring
I wish I had a Silly Heart like you

Ask me know questions
Silly Heart you'll get no lies
Silly hearts just say hello
They don't bother about good-byes
I see love that's deep in your eyes

Silly Heart you laugh so gay
Like to kiss you when you get that way
Pleased to meet a Silly Heart like you

Yes, it's high time
I had a Silly Heart like you

©1972 Jesse Winchester
From the LP "Third Down, 110 To Go"

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All Of Your Stories

You sorry old soldier, go home
You sorry old bad girl, go home
Cause by now you've seen it all
Just relax now and recall
All your stories forever and ever

Who will stand by you, no one
No brother no cousin, no one
But, by now you know it all
So relax now and recall
All your stories forever and ever

Oh now, goodness knows you might have done better
But then, Heaven knows you might have done worse
If you lit up the occasional candle
You're allowed the occasional curse

Oh you are a strange one, you are
You're betting on nothing, you are
But, by now you've won it all
So relax now and recall
All your stories forever and ever
All your stories forever and ever.

©1972 Jesse Winchester
From the LP "Third Down, 110 To Go"

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