May You Never (Single)

The original recording of May You Never was released as a single in November 1971. Not only does it sound very different but the lyrics are slightly different as well.

May you never lay your head down
Without a hand to hold
May you never make your bed out in the cold.

You’re just like a great strong brother to me
And you know I love you like I should
And you never talk dirty behind my back
And I know that there’s times you could.

Oh please won’t you, please won’t you
Bear it in mind
Love is a lesson to learn in our time
Now please won’t you, please won’t you
Bear it in mind for me.

May you never lose your temper
If you get in a bar- room fight
May you never lose your woman overnight.

You’re just like a good close brother to me
And you know  I love you like I should
And you hold no knife to stab me in the back
And I know there’s those that would.

Oh please won’t you, please won’t you
Bear it in mind
Love is a lesson to learn in our time
Now please won’t you, please won’t you
Bear it in mind for me.

May you never lay your head down
Without a hand to hold
May you never make your bed out in the cold
May you never lose your temper
If you get in a bar-room fight
May you never lose your woman overnight.

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Working It Out

If you’re working it out will you tell me
If you’re cooling me out let me know
If you’re working it out will you tell me
cos I need to know

I was pulling a rose with a thorn in my head
With the eyes of my head had no pain
I was standing alone on a path by the grass
when she come to me soft through the rain

And if you’re working it out will you tell me
If you’re cooling me out let me know
If you’re working it out won’t you tell me
cos I need to know

I was up on my knees with a story to tell
The days getting shorter too soon
I was standing up on with my hand on my heart
When she come with the rise of the moon

If you’re working it out will you tell me
If you’re working it out tell me so
And if you’re cooling me out out will you tell me
cos I need to know

Now I’m strong in myself she’s alright with me
And we’re bending the fiddler’s arm
Cos were lying as close as a thundery day
And we’re settled and safe from all harm

And if you’re working it out will you tell me
If you’re cooling me out let me know
If you’re working it out will you tell me
cos I need to know

If you’re working it out will you tell me
If you’re cooling me out let me know
If you’re working it out will you tell me
cos I need to know.

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All For The Love Of You

I’ve beem learning my lines
I’ve been chasing my time
I’ve been changing my mind for a while

I’ve been boring my friends
I’ve been burning both ends
I’ve been rounding the bend for a while

Well is it for fame and fortune
Or is it for a better place
Is it for peace and plenty
Or is it for the sacred face
It’s all for the love of you
All for the love of you
All for the love of you
All for the love of you

I’ve been been rolling so high
I’ve been meaning to try
I’ve been waving the lie for a while

I’ve been three four parts stoned
I’ve been out on my own
I’ve been wooing alone for a while

Is it for fame and fortune
And is it for a better  place
Is it for peace and plenty
Or is it for the sacred face
It’s all for the love of you
All for the love of you
All for the love of you
All for the love of you

I’ve been learning my lines
I’ve been changing my mind
I’ve been chasing my time for a while

I’ve been boring my friends
I’ve been burning both ends
I’ve been rounding the bend for a while

Well is it the fame and fortune
And is it for a better place
Is it for peace and plenty
Or is it the sacred face
Is it all for the love of you
All for the love of you
All for the love of you
All for the love of you
All for the love of you.

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Eight More Miles

First I left old Louisville
My folks said you’ll be back
Well that you’ll ride on the freight train and
went whistling down the track

I knew all the time I would come back
I knew it from the start
It’s eight more miles to Louisville
Home town of my heart

And it’s eight more miles of this old road
The road that makes me blue
And it’s eight more miles of this old road
and Louisville’s in view

Well I knew all the time I would come back
I knew it from the start
And it’s eight more miles to Louisville
the home town of my heart

The first I saw the city streets
My eyes went wild with joy
Well I did not know just how those folk
would treat a country boy

Well with my country clothes and all
they took me for a fool
I just climbed back on the freight train
and went back to Kentucky’s jewel

And it’s eight more miles of this old road
The road that made me blue
And it’s eight more miles of this old road
And Louisville’s in view

Well i knew all the time I would come back
I knew it from the start
And it’s eight more miles to Louisville
The home town of my heart

Well, you could say I’m just a country boy
I’ll tell you that it’s true
cos i’m going back to the old neighbourhood
Just like I used to do

Well I knew all the time I would come back
I knew it from the start
It’s just eight more miies to Louisville
Home town of my heart

And it’s eight more miles of this old road
The road that made me blue
It’s eight more miles of this old road
And Louisville’s in view

Well I knew all the time I would come back
I knew it from the start
And it’s eight more miles to Louisville
The home town of my heart
And it’s eight more miles to Louisville
the home town of my heart
And it’s eight more miles to Louisville
the home town of my heart – yee-hah!

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In The Evening

She was the moon and my unveiling
And needed she did watch me grow
Now she’s walking where it’s shady
Seems so strange to watch her go

And all but the time keeps happening on
Love keeps singing a song in the evening

Slowly fading gently jaded
And sliding evening of my eye
Boats are leaving leaves are crumbling
And autumn’s here and trying to cry

And all but the time keeps happening on
Love keeps singing a song in the evening

Going faster getting older
And all the time is just today
Got so many ways to see it
Not so many ways to say

The time keeps happening on
Love keeps singing a song in the evening.

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When It’s Dark/Never Say Never

When I go away I know we sleep alone
And cold together, far apart
And close my eyes and I can feel you there
Warm and easy in my heart

And I never want to hurt you, never want to see you cry
I just want to be there darling when you start
I just want to be here darling when you start
I just want to be here darling when you start to fly

Never leave you, couldn’t stay away
You’ve been my best friend for a while
And couldn’t leave you, couldn’t live alone
I couldn’t be without your smile

And I never want to leave you, never want to say goodbye
Oh, I just want to be there darling when you cry
I just to be there darling when you start
I just want to be there darling when you start to fly

And I go away, the sun don’t shine so warm
The people smile but not for me
And I go away the nights are twice as long
The wind blows lonely through the trees

And I never want to hurt you, never want to say goodbye
And I only want to love you darling when you start
I only want to be there darling when you start
I only want to be here lover when you start to fly

And I go away I know we sleep alone
Alone and lonely and far apart
And close my eyes and I can feel you there
Warm and easy in my heart

And I never want to hurt you, never want to see you cry
Oh I just want to be there darling when you start
Just want to be there darling when you start
I just want to be there darling when you start to fly

When I’m awake the sun don’t shine so warm
The people smile but not for me
When I’m away the nights are twice as long
The wind blows lonely through the trees

And I never want to hurt you, never want to see you cry
And I only want to be there darling when you start
I only want to be here lover when you start
I only want to be there lover when you start to fly

Couldn’t leave you, couldn’t stay away
You’ve been my best friend for a while
Just couldn’t leave you, couldn’t live alone
I wanted be without your smile

And I never want to hurt you, never want to make you cry
I just want to be ther,e darling when you start
I just want to be there, darling when you start
I just want to be there, darling when you start to fly.

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