Book Tour News and Mickey Newbury Chords and Lyrics: The Thirty-Third of August

School Program at Dubach, Louisiana

I had a wonderful time with the students of Dubach High School last Friday. I was welcomed warmly by the very devoted and talented staff. I’ll have some photos and more thoughts of the program in a future post.

University Park Barnes & Noble in Fort Worth

I did some storytelling and some children’s music at this store Saturday morning. Then I signed books the rest of the afternoon. I had a grand time and met so many great people.

Mickey Newbury Chords and Lyrics: The Thirty-Third of August

I’m still enjoying the Winter Winds CD by Mickey Newbury. Here is another song on his CD that I intend to learn and use in my Americana show.

Lord today there’s no salvation

The band’s packed up and gone

Left me standing with my penny in my hand,

There’s a big crowd at the station

Where the blind man sings his songs

He can see what I can’t understand.

Chorus:

It’s the thirty-third of August

And I’m finally touchin’ down

Eight days from Sunday

Lord and I’m Saturday bound.

Once I stumbled through the darkness

I tumbled to my knees

A thousand voices screamin’ through my brain

Woke up in a squad car

Busted down for vagrancy

Outside my cell as sure as hell

It looks like rain.

CHORUS:

Now I’ve put my dangerous feelings

Under lock and chain

Hide my violent nature with a smile

Though the demons danced and sang their songs

Within my fevered brain

Not all my God-like thoughts

Lord are defiled.

CHORUS:

Verse chords: D, G, D