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Lyrics 2 - "My Collection"

lg-bullet-gold.gif (1240 bytes) "Reynosa - Old Mexico"  

Words and music by: Red Johnson
Pub. Count Music BMI 1999

This song was written after we took a trip on "the chicken train" from Matamoros to Reynosa along the Mexican border. If you have ridden the train you could see how it would be impossible to write a love song about that, though it was an experience. So I put my imagination to work and this is what happened.

"Reynosa -Old Mexico"

The sun was burning like blazes
When I crossed into old Mexico
Heard the music from the cantina
Saw her there in the rooms darkened glow
Her smile made me more than welcome
As I pulled up a chair and sat down
But the reason her table was empty
Was unknown to this stranger in town

2. Everyone knew of the danger
To be caught with the bandito's wife
To win meant a moment of heaven
To lose meant to pay with your life
But I had no way of knowing
Whose place I was taking that day
As we danced to El Rancho Grande
She was stealing my heart away

1st chorus:

She got on, the train in Reynosa
And headed for somewhere
In old Mexico
She got on, the train in Reynosa
And left me here crying
In Reynosa old Mexico

3. Now back on this side the border
And heading for old san Antone
I think of the things that she told me
And can't leave her down there alone
She warned me and tried to protect me
But I think in her heart she must know
I'd meet every train in Reynosa
And together leave old Mexico

2nd chorus:

She got off-the train in Reynosa
We headed for somewhere
In New Mexico
She got off-the train in Reynosa
Together we're leaving
Reynosa, old Mexico

Tag: and he'll never find us
Up here in New Mexico

lg-bullet-gold.gif (1240 bytes) "Thanks Darling"

Words and music by: Red Johnson
Pub: Count Music BMI 1999

This song was written for Cliff and De Hegge’s 50th wedding anniversary. We were doing a jam in Brandon, SD and celebrating the day. So I thought I’d write something for them. I spent quite a few hours in the motor home writing but it didn’t come out half bad. So I recorded it

"Thanks Darling"

The time will come
We will leave this world behind
We know not when
And that's what's on my mind
So let me tell you while
My voice can reach your ears
Thanks darling
For these wonderful years

Cho:

You were born to be
What I was born for
You have given so much love
I think you deserved it more
We have had our times
But it's been worth the tears
Thanks darling
For these wonderful years

We stand as one
Whenever times are bad
Love and faith
Are things we've always had
And our memories
Are treasured souvenirs
Thanks darling
For these wonderful years

Cho:

As we thank the lord
For days we've lived to see
And the blessings he has shown
Each day for you and me
Then I take your hand
And I can't help these tears
Thanks darling
For these wonderful years

Tag:

And these eyes of mine
Can still shed loving tears
Thanks darling
For these wonderful years

 


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