SWEET OLD MARTHA-MAE

Don’t call the doctor I can’t feel my toes

I dug a little deep into love and I took me a lethal dose
Sweet old Martha
She's been getting too close

Don’t call the nurses I think I’m going blind

I took too many gallons of that

Sweet old Martha’s wine
Sweet old Martha
Lord she’s doing fine

Well maybe baby baby I’m on the wrong side of town

I feel I’m going up sweet child

But I’m going on down now

Take it on down now

Don’t call the surgeon my chest is open wide

I just couldn’t believe all the things
That I held so deep inside
Sweet old Martha
Come on let’s go for a ride

Well maybe baby baby I’m on the wrong side of town

I feel I’m going up sweet child

But I’m going on down now

Take it on down now

Don’t call the hearses I feel that it’s too late

My mind is slipping fast
And I never felt so great
Sweet old Martha

She’s been running on fate

Well what was I supposed to do
With you coming over here looking like that
You know I wouldn’t want to interrupt you babe
You know I wouldn’t want to hold you back
Well what was I supposed to do
With you coming over here looking so damn sweet like that

You know I wouldn’t want to touch you babe
Any more than I’d want to touch a dead cat
Sweet old Martha
What the hell do you think about that?

Sha lalalalalala

 

-Hewitt-

 

 

LEARN TO LOVE YOURSELF

You can bring me down and knock me up

You can take a golden sip from my silver cup

And I’d love to love you baby
If you could learn to love yourself

Well I was on my way to the Voodoo Lounge

Bound to make a million dollars without making a sound

And I’d love to love you baby
If you could learn to love yourself

I’m a gentle soul with a gentle mind
You can shadow me with secrets in the diamond mine

And I’d love to love you baby
If you could learn to love yourself

Take a hold of me I’ll take a hold of you
And we’ll dance around our lovers neath that gorgeous moon

And I’d love to love you baby
If you could learn to love yourself

I can ride a bus, I can take a train

You can judge me every morning

And i'll lose the day

But I’d love to love you baby

If you could learn to love yourself

-Hewitt-

(YOU'VE GOT TO) MOVE REAL SLOW

Run through the trees
Don’t step on the leaves
Beautiful stallion in the fog and the breeze

You’ve got to move real slow
Don’t let them catch you baby
Move real slow
Don’t let them stop you now
Shine like the sun goddess that you once were

Your visions on life
Left me broken tonight
Might as well be swimming with the senator's wife

You’ve got to move real slow
Don’t let them catch you baby
Move real slow
Don’t let them stop you now
Shine like the sun goddess that you once were

Breakfast at six
Dinner at eight
I wouldn’t mind you manners being left at the gate

You’ve got to move real slow
Don’t let them catch you baby
Move real slow
Don’t let them stop you now
Shine like the sun goddess that you once were

-Hewitt-

A SHOT IN THE DARK (AT WILLIE McHOWELL)

A shot in the dark at Willie McHowell

Always make you wonder why the girls go wild

He’s been here since the morning crying

Don’t want to live but he’s gonna die in style

The morning sun came way too soon
He’s still loving up another man's moon

Jealousy can have it’s downs
Won’t be long fore’ Willie aint around here soon

Poor John Grady caught him in her forest

Munching on her valley like a pie eating contest

Pulled out a little old pistol shaking

Everybody’s bed for a mile was a shaking mess

A shot in the dark at Willie McHowell

Always make you wonder why the girls go wild

He’s been here since the morning crying

Don’t want to live but he’s gonna die in style

All the women round wonder where he’s been

Said Poor John Grady has done him in

They left their husbands to discover

There never was or will be another lover like him

A shot in the dark at Willie McHowell

Always make you wonder why the girls go wild

He’s been here since the morning crying

Don’t want to live but he’s gonna die in style

-Hewitt-

AND THE SUN DON'T SHINE

I caught you in the cellar
Making biscuits for the Queen
And it must have been an accident
When your life became a dream
And your memory had fouled up
When your life became obscene
But the mystery men still dance for you don’t they?

And the sun don’t shine anymore
And the sun don’t shine anymore

Well I met you down on Broadway

Heading down to the docks to brag

About how everything is innocent

And the ugly should be hanged

And meeting you there was coincidence
For I’ve never felt such a drag
But the mystery men still dance for you don’t they?

And the sun don’t shine anymore
And the sun don’t shine anymore

There’s a raven at your window
With the daisies cheek to cheek
And your tongue is slightly twisted
As your legs have left their seat
I’ll meet you in the alleyway
I’ll meet you by the creek
But the mystery men still dance for you don’t they?

And the sun don’t shine anymore
And the sun don’t shine anymore

-Hewitt-

GEMMA'S SONG

I have wandered many mountains

Crying like a child
I have seen you on your own

Broken legs and almost home

I need you to set me free

Love is gold now can’t you see

That this is all for you girl 

This is all for you girl

So forgive me for what I know
What I love and what I don’t now 

You sweet young thing

I’ve been blessed with a raven's wings

Born so meek and mild

I have left babe in the night

Born for love in the night
I’ve jumped off moving trains

Lost my heart but I don’t complain

That this is all for you girl 

This is all for you girl

So forgive me for what I know
What I love and what I don’t now 

You sweet young thing

I have kissed you in the shade

Tongues all cold and wet
I have called babe can’t you see

The numbers here for you and me

Please don’t run away

Just one more thing to say
That this is all for you girl

This is all for you girl

So forgive me for what I know
What I love and what I don’t now 

You sweet young thing

-Hewitt-

WHAT MY BABY'S GOT ON TONIGHT

Well the congressman is lying in his lazy chair
He’s got a sister in the mission at the county fair
She’s dreamt of better things when she was allowed to
He’s busy with his fingers as her memory still lingers

There’s a troop of lonely singers who would love to dare
The nuns in the mission to take of their clothes if they knew how to

I don’t believe you, but that can change
I don’t believe you, but that can change
Cause there’s only one thing on my mind
What my baby’s got on tonight

Well Pablo Neruda writing “Residence on Earth”
And there’s a crowd of lonely singers in a beat up hearse

There’s a hundred dollar bill in the office if you feel you need it

You look up and you look down but you may never get your rest

You’ll wind up just like old Jackie in the cuckoo's nest

Running around like you don’t know which way you came from

I don’t believe you, but that can change
I don’t believe you, but that can change
Cause there’s only one thing on my mind
What my baby’s got on tonight

Well she’s wearing me out, yes she’s wearing me out

Well she’s wearing me out, she’s wearing me out

Don’t you think you need a little bit of time

Don’t you think you need a little bit of time

I don’t believe you, but that can change

I don’t believe you, but that can change

Cause there’s only one thing on my mind

What my baby’s got on tonight

Well she’s wearing me out, yes she’s wearing me out

Well she’s wearing me out, she’s wearing me out

Don’t you think you need a little bit of time

Don’t you think you need a little bit of time

-Hewitt-

YOU GO TO MY HEAD (Duet)

Everything you do (Everything you do)

Takes me back to paradise

Everything you do girl (Everything you do boy)

Cools my bones
Cools my bones

Every time you smile ( Every time you smile)

Instruments begin to play
Every time you smile girl (Every time you smile boy)

It warms my bones
Girl you warm my bones

Goodness gracious I think I’m falling

The devil’s on the loose
And I don’t mind giving it up to you

Every thing you say (Every thing you say)

Tells me that I can’t go wrong
Every thing you say girl (Ever thing you say boy)

It chills my bones, it chills my bones
Girl you chill my bones

I love you, I love you, I love you You go to my head
I need you, I need you, I need you You go to my head
I dream you, I dream you, I dream you You go to my head
I love you, I love you, I love you You go to my head

-Hewitt-

JOAN BAEZ

Something in the way you laugh

Makes me feel oh so complete

You remind me of a young Joan Baez

From your head down to your feet

Some one said if you love some one let them go

And I might know
If I could lay in your arms, if I could lay in your arms

Something in the way you talk
Makes me want to hear a little more
I wrote to you a book of poetry
My mystic heart bled from the core
I don’t want to shelter you from the light
But I just might
If I could lay in your arms, if I could lay in your arms

I heard you say if you love some one

You’ve gotta let them know
I need the courage just to sing to you

Girl cause I can’t speak at all

Something in the way you look
Sure would make Joanie speechless today
Now I’ve run out of words myself
It’s your turn to have something to say
I’ll take off my clothes and reveal what’s behind this mask

Is that too much to ask?
Just to lay in your arms, if I could lay in your arms

-Hewitt- 

© 2019/2020 John Hewitt Music of Hiawatha Sound