Don Williams Maggie’s Dream

Maggie’s up each morning at four a.m.

By five at the counter at the diner

Her trucker friends out on the road will soon be stoppin’ in

As the lights go on at Cafe Carolina.

Maggie’s been a waitress here most all her life

Thirty years of coffee cups and sore feet

The mountains around Ashville

She’s never seen the other side

Closer now to fifty than to forty.

Maggie’s never had a love

She said she’s never had enough

Time to let a man into her life

Aw, but Maggie has a dream

She’s had since she was seventeen

To find a husband and be a wife.

[Instrumental]

Maggie knows the truckers most by first name

What they’ll have to say and what they’ll order

And they take her in their stories to places far away

And leave her with the dishes, dreams and quarters.

Maggie’s never had a love

She said she’s never had enough

Time to let a man into her life

Aw, but Maggie has a dream

She’s had since she was seventeen

To find a husband and be a wife.

And she relies upon the jukebox on the lonely afternoon

When the business starts to slow down

She plays the saddest tunes

And she stares off down the highway

And she wonders where it goes

Nobody to go home to

And it’s almost time to close…

Don Williams My Rifle, My Pony And Me

The sun is sinking in the west

The cattle go down to the stream

The redwing settle in their nest

Its time for a cowboy to sing.

Purple light in the canyon

That’s where I long to be

With my three good companions

Jus’ my rifle, my pony and me.

Whiporwill in the willow

Sings a sweet melody

Ridin’ to Amarillo

Jus’ my rifle, my pony and me.

[Instrumental]

No more cows to be ropin’

Nor more strays will I see

‘Round the bend she’ll be waitin’

For my rifle, my pony and me.

For my rifle, my pony and me…

Don Williams Loving You’s Like Coming Home

I’ve been rained on, I’ve been wind blown

Took a wrong road every now and then

I’ve been passed up, once or twice stuck

And I thought love was just around the bend

But lately my hope was wearing thin.

[Chorus:]

It’s a lonesome and endless highway

I’ve been searching for so long

And after all the miles I’ve travelled

Loving you’s like coming home.

I’ve been left flat, I’ve been laughed at,

Wound up right back where I started from.

Been the wrong way down a one way

And I thought some day my day would come.

But lately I’d almost given up.

[Chorus:]

It’s a lonesome and endless highway

I’ve been searching for so long

And after all the miles I’ve travelled

Loving you’s like coming home.

[Instrumental]

Well, I’ve been flagged down, I’ve been turned round

And all that I found was a dead end street.

I’ve been stranded, marked and branded,

Treated underhanded by everyone I meet.

But lately my dream is getting weak.

[Chorus:]

It’s a lonesome and endless highway

I’ve been searching for so long

And after all the miles I’ve travelled

Loving you’s like coming home.

[Chorus:]

It’s a lonesome and endless highway

I’ve been searching for so long

And after all the miles I’ve travelled

Loving you’s like coming home…

[Instrumental to fade]

Don Williams Miller’s Cave

Way down in the state of Georgia

Through the swamps and the everglades

There’s a big hole in Tiger Mountain

God, help the man who gets lost in Miller’s Cave.

I had a girl in Waycross Georgia

But she had unfaithful ways

She made me feel like I wasn’t wanted

Like the bats and the bears in Miller’s Cave.

I caught her out one Sunday morning

With a man they call big Dave

He’s the meanest man in the state of Georgia

I’d rather fight a mountain lion in Miller’s Cave.

I said you’ll pay both you and David

I’m gonna see you in your grave

They laughed at me and then I shot ’em

I took their cheatin’, schemin’ bones to Miller’s Cave.

Well, that woman made me feel unwanted

But I showed her I was brave

Most wanted man in the state of Georgia

They’ll never find me ’cause I’m lost in Miller’s Cave.

Don Williams Loving You So Long Now

I’ve been loving you so long now

What I’d give if I could see you once again

Just to throw my arms around you

And live those happy times again.

Lovely lady, it seemed so right

When I held you all through the night

I could see me forever loving you

I never thought of losing you.

‘Cause, I’ve been loving you so long now

What I’d give if I could see you once again

Just to throw my arms around you

And live those happy times again.

[Instrumental]

Hungry lovers, we used to cling so tight

Whisper softly all through the night

And I remember so many loving days

I can’t believe they’ve slipped away.

‘Cause, I’ve been loving you so long now

What I’d give if I could see you once again

Just to throw my arms around you

And live those happy times again.

I’ve been loving you so long now

What I’d give if I could see you once again

Just to throw my arms around you…

Don Williams Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good

Lord, I hope this day is good

I’m feelin’ empty and misunderstood

I should be thankful, Lord, I know I should

But Lord I hope this day is good

Lord, have you forgotten me

I’ve been prayin’ to you faithfully

I’m not sayin’ I’m a righteous man

But Lord I hope you understand

I don’t need fortune and I don’t need fame

Send down the thunder, Lord, send down the rain

But when you’re plannin’ just how it will be

Plan a good day for me

Lord, I hope this day is good

I’m feelin’ empty and misunderstood

I should be thankful, Lord, I know I should

But Lord I hope this day is good

You’ve been the King since the dawn of time

All that I’m askin’ is a little less crime

It might be hard for the devil to do

But it would be easy for you

Lord, I hope this day is good

I’m feelin’ empty and misunderstood

I should be thankful, Lord, I know I should

But Lord I hope this day is good

Don Williams Lovin’ Understandin’ Man

My baby changes like the weather

One day she’s warm and then she’s cold

But someday I’ll understand her better

In about a thousand years or so.

But as long as there’s blue sky above me

As long as there’s life in my hands

My baby knows I always will be

Her lovin’ understandin’ man.

My baby rocks me like the ocean

Don’t know which way she’s gonna go

But maybe someday she’ll find direction

In about a thousand years or so.

But as long as there’s blue sky above me

As long as there’s life in my hands

My baby knows I always will be

Her lovin’ understandin’ man.

[Instrumental]

But as long as there’s blue sky above me

As long as there’s life in my hands

My baby knows I always will be

Her lovin’ understandin’ man…

Don Williams Lord Have Mercy On A Country Boy

Well, I grew up wild and free

Walkin’ these fields in my bare feet

There wasn’t no place I couldn’t go

With a twenty-two rifle and a fishing pole.

[Chorus:]

Well, I live in the city but don’t fit in

You know its a pity the shape I’m in

Well, I got no home and I got no choice

Oh Lord, have mercy on a country boy.

[Instrumental]

When I was young I remember well

I’d hunt the wild turkey and the bob-white quail

The river was clear and deep back then

And fishin’ lines tied to the willow limb.

[Chorus:]

Well, I live in the city but don’t fit in

You know its a pity the shape I’m in

Well, I got no home and I got no choice

Oh Lord, have mercy on a country boy.

[Instrumental]

Well, they dammed the river, they dammed the stream

They cut down the cypress and the sweet gum trees

There’s a laundra’ mat and a barber shop

And now the whole meadow is a parkin’ lot.

[Chorus:]

Well, I live in the city but don’t fit in

You know its a pity the shape I’m in

Well, I got no home and I got no choice

Oh Lord, have mercy on a country boy…

Don Williams Magic Carpet

I wish we had a magic carpet

Together we could fly

We could sail away forever

And let the world go on by

If I had Aladdin’s lantern,

Here’s what I would do

I would gently, gently rub it

And make your dreams come true.

But I don’t have a magic carpet

And magic lamps are hard to find

I can’t conjure up a secret potion

To steal your heart and make you mine.

All I’ve got is a four leaf clover

It’s my only good luck charm

And I get a magic feeling all over

When I’m lying in you arms.

[Repeat 3rd and 4th Verse]

Don Williams Maybe That’s All It Takes

I’ll love you forever and a day

That’s what the love songs like to say

In love it seems, life is but a dream

When we started out it felt that way.

But it didn’t take us very long

To find out the world is not a song

Life gets blue and love does too

You learn to forgive and just go on.

Maybe that’s all it takes

Just letting go of the old mistakes

And holding on tight to the love we made

Maybe that’s all it takes.

We’ve done our share of slamming doors

And wondering what were together for

Yes, we’ve been through a tear or two

For every tear I love you more.

And maybe that’s all it takes

Just letting go of the old mistakes

Holding on tight to the love we made

Maybe that’s all it takes.

Maybe that’s all it takes

Just letting go of the old mistakes

Holding on tight to the love we made

Maybe that’s all it takes…