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pink fluffy clouds

Stranger in a strange land

I'm drifting away on
Pink Fluffy Clouds

I pause while
the picture changes

You seem to appear
Right out of nowhere

But it just keeps on
Getting stranger,
Stranger and stranger.

You turn your head
And toss your hair
And I feel you
Getting closer

How can I get you to
Come over here
So I can tell you what
I already told you

What I already told yuh
What I already told yu-uh.

That I'm drifting away on
Pink Fluffy Clouds
I pause while the picture changes.

You seem to appear
Right out of nowhere,

But it just keeps on getting
Stranger and stranger
Stranger and stranger.

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Ran into an old friend....

in the lot at ratdog show
Just strollin around
checking out the sounds
heard my name from the crowd
took a look around
My old friend Dave!!
Back from the haze
of the grate ole daze!
We hugged and kissed
but how sad my sister he did miss
he never got to say goodbye
it left a tear in his eye.

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"Sutters Mill"

Hey TC & happy trails-here yall go from "Gypsy Cowboy" by NRPS......xoxoo Gypsy Cowgirl-it's a neat place in Sacramento-took the kids several times....song's even better

SUTTER’S MILL
(JOHN DAWSON)

"GOIN’ DOWN TO SUTTER’S MILL
PAN A LITTLE GOLD
I’M GOIN’ DOWN TO SUTTER’S MILL
AND STAY ‘TIL I GET OLD

GOIN’ DOWN TO SUTTER’S MILL
NOW THINK I’LL GO DOWN THERE
I’M GOIN’ DOWN TO SUTTER’S MILL
GONNA GET MY SHARE

AH NOW THE PEOPLE THEY BEEN
COMING DOWN FROM ALL A-PARTS AROUND
THEY SAY YOU CAN FIND IT EVERYWHERE
IT’S LYIN’ ON THE GROUND THERE

GOIN’ DOWN TO SUTTER’S MILL
I’M GONNA SING MY SONG
I’M GOIN’ DOWN TO SUTTER’S MILL
WOULD YOU LIKE TO COME ALONG

WOULD YOU LIKE TO COME ALONG
WOULD YOU LIKE TO COME ALONG
I’M GOIN’ DOWN TO SUTTER’S MILL
WOULD YOU LIKE TO COME ALONG"

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happy trails

that is so good!! now i want to go to Sutters Mill!

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puddlehead & puddin time

Puddlehead and Puddin' Time
Came out west in '49
To the gold fields they would go
A miracle, was theirs to know

They left St. Louie, one fine day
Early in the month of May
Onto the plains, they made their way
The children laughed, the horses neighed

Into the wilderness they moved
Past the Omaha and Sioux
They crossed the Rockies, by South Pass
God's creations, built to last

They endured both sun and shower
Stopped a while at Franklin's Tower
Re-supplied, and with new power
Nothing here could make them cower

Then one day they came to see
A village of Shoshone
They hailed the chief, and made their rest
Smoked the peace pipe, passed the test

Broke out fiddle, and banjo
Danced all night under moonglow
Good friends they had come to know
But now it was time to go

One last stretch of barren waste
Was staring them right in the face
They prayed unto their Lord and Giver
And made it to the Truckee River

Now more mountains in their sight
They crossed over the Range of Light
To Sutter's Fort, they made their way
And waited out the winter's rains

Prospecting in the spring thaw
They moved up a secluded draw
And there beside a rushing stream
They knew that they had found their dream

Puddlehead and Puddin Time
Six long months they worked the mine
Broke their backs in heat and cold
And dug up fify pounds of gold

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Andy...

Thanks for sharing your sweet poems :)
I ejnoy them very much!

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nice

good stuff, free idea

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For you

Until all the heavens have gone away
Until the oceans they do the same
I'll hang around for you
Just like I said I'd do
For you You For you

Until the oceans they turn to rain
Until the heavens they do the same
For you I'll hang around
Up on this dirty ground
For you You For you

Until the mountains they call your name
Until your pleasure, it turns to pain
I'll be here for you
Just like I said I'd do
For you You For you

Until the atoms they go their way
Until the giants they have their say
All you have to do is call my name
And I'll be there to ease the pain
For you You For you

-schubert andy

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Friends of the Family

When I was young,
Things went so slow
You know how things
Can go

But now that
I'm old and gray
It's good to be
Friends of the family.

Things they go so fast today
There's nothing that will last
Past these days

Everything is gonna
Pass away so fast now

Yeah, it's good to be
Friends of the family

Always far, and never near
There's something still stays
Together

Through all the winds of
Destiny that blow

Yeah it's good to be
Friends of the family.

When I was young, you know,
Things went so slow

But now that
I'm old and grey
It's good to be
Friends
Of the family.

-enjoy, andy

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Big Trees

I wrote this one about 10 years ago when I was caretaking a place for six years in a geodesic dome on 40 acres on the side of Mt. Shasta with the closest neighbor the Ski Park two miles away and the closest town six and while I was hiking, mt. biking, or, for six months of the year, snowshoeing to to town I would see a lot of log-truck drivers and I put myself in their shoes for this one.

Well I'm ridin' in my big rig
Haulin' logs for Champion
I got two more runs, to do today
Before I cash it in
And yes I love the forest
And I wouldn't hurt a bunny
But when it comes to me or trees
I'll damn sure take the money

Big trees, keep on fallin'
Load em' up, and let me go
So I can do my haulin'
And when it comes to quittin' time
And the beer-man starts a-callin'
I'll park my rig, shoot a rack
And order up a tall one

These hippies and those Greenpeace freaks
Get on my bloody nerves
Just sittin' on their haunches
Screamin', we must save the earth!
Well if they had their way they'd soon be screamin'
They were wrong
It's no fun using corncobs
When you're sittin' on the john

And I believe in workin' hard for my pay
I got a wife to feed, and kids to educate
Don't take away my job, and put me on the dole
I need to be a workin' man, it keeps me in control

I'm rollin' down Route 89
It's another sunny day
Two cuties in their sports-car
Just gave me a wave
Soon I'm off the pavement
Winding up a dusty road
I pull into the landing and I
Grab another load

Big trees, keep on fallin'
Load em' up, and let me go
So I can do my haulin'
When it comes to quittin' time
And the beer-man starts a callin'
I'll park my rig, shoot a rack
And order up a tall one

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