Yankee Blue Eyes

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Yankee Blue Eyes
© & (P), I Miss You Records, 2012. Music & Lyrics by Rie Sinclair, BMI

At every morning sunrise
No single day will go by
When I don’t remember a love so tender
That man had Yankee Blue Eyes

Don’t be sad for me
The slow gin is my company
My heart took a bullet though he was the hero
I’m proud to have cared for who died for the land of the free

So keep the band playen’ and coyote wailing
I’m drinking my sorrows away
While that sun done rise
My darlin’s blue eyes will never see it again

It were one fine sunny day
The army took him away
Baby don’t cry, he said, be strong for Daddy
I’ll be home in May

But round a half past four
Near when his son would be born
The sergeant came knocking, without too much talking
Taps would be blowing & I’d get his flag at the morgue

So keep the band playen’ and coyote wailing
I’m drinking my sorrows away
While that sun done rise
My darlin’s blue eyes will never see it again

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from Sour Mashed Whiskey, released February 11, 2014

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Violet & Mayhem Nashville, Tennessee

This Bakersfield / Americana folk project was inspired by Anita Carter, Dale Evans, Hank Williams, Sr., Patsy Cline & Johnny Cash. Violet & Mayhem’s new CD, SOUR MASHED WHISKEY has 9 original witty & nostalgic gems plus the Hank Williams cover “I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still In Love)”. ... more

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