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"If We Don't Blow It" Copyright 2007 Rob Young

Verse 1

We heard that whistle blow, and jumped the train and stole the gold
rode out thru the valley, to a safe house we could hide

No one can find us here, just lock the door and check the rear
in the morning we'll ride again, to a place near aberdeen

Chorus

If we don't blow it
If we don't lose our nerve
Will have to lie low now
until we hear the morning birds


Verse 2

Lay our heads on saddle bags, one eye closed and the other wide
split our take out evenly, in the morning when we leave

Not a word to a living soul, It'd cost our lives and we'd lose the gold
If you just follow me, we'll all live our lives like kings

Chorus

If we don't blow it
If we don't lose our nerve
Just a little farther
just ahead around this curve

Verse 3

The marshall is on our trail, he wants to put us all in jail
They say that J.B. Tucker, well.. he always gets his Man

Everybody just keep loose, or will hang from Tuckers noose
If we all give up now boys, it will surely be the end for us

Chorus

If we don't blow it
If we just don't lose our nerve
a taste of freedom
just ahead around this curve


Last edited on Sun Dec 9th, 2007 03:00 am by SongWriter2947



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Rob-Man, this is sure something different for you to write.  Neat little ballad.  Think it might need a little more for closure tho.  :)  Kind of leaves me on the edge of my seat.  Where's Black Bart when you really need him?  Need to talk about wanted posters and gunfights, saloons, gambling, and surviving to ride off into the sunset with Miss Kitty's Baby sister.  Building a ranch and rustlin cattle, and getting full amnesty from the Governor and the President, and killing Johnny Ringo's Twin brother in a knock down drag out gunfight where both your guns jammed and you had to kill him bare handed, before he ravaged the innocent maiden and killed all the chickens and ate your supper.  And what happens in chapter 5 Bro.?  Let me know when you get the book wrote.  I want an autographed copy.  :)   just kidding Bro.  I like it.  but it does need more closure.  :)



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Thanks for the feed back Rick. LOL!! You gave me enough material for a 45 minute ballad here. :D It is a bit different but I've always liked songs with stories. I'm still working with it. Its one of those songs that started with the music. I have a piece that I have had for years that uses an AM chord with an ascending bass line for the verse and a descending bass line for the Chorus.



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Rob,

  I too love a good ballad, you have really stepped into new territory from your previous posts. I like the concept a lot, but then I'm a huge fan of the old west. Judge Roy Bean  was someone I thought about writing about myself. Rick threw some great ideas our on his post above ( I love how his mind works), I think this one is well worth the effort to complete, and I will be waiting anxiously at the pass to hear it roll by.



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Rob Man,  I'm gonna  d*** around with some ideas for this if you don't mind.  I'll scribble off line till I come up with something to offer. :)



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Hey Bro. I kind of got on a roll here and just kept writing.  If you don't want to use any of this that's fine.  But I thought it worked together really well.  :D

If We Don't Blow It"
Copyright 2007 Rob Young and Rick Terry 

We were sitting in the Broken Branch, tossing back a few 14
Watching for the evening train, running overdue 13
We heard that whistle blow, and jumped the train and grabbed the loot 14
rode out thru Rock Canyon, with a posse in pursuit 13

We rode up to a line shack, grabbed more guns and checked the rear 14
Saddled up fresh horses with our stolen gold and gear 13
Riding through the night, we stole more horses... quick and clean 13
With a lot of luck, by morning, we made Aberdeen 13

Chorus update
If we don't blow it
If we don't get pinned down
We might live to spend it
In another Western town

Our gold still in our saddle bags, all eyes were opened wide 14
We split our take out evenly, then we said good bye 13
Just as we were leaving, the morning train pulled into town 14
We saw Marshall Tucker and the posse and stepping down 13

The Marshall turned his eyes our way, we turned as white as death 14
They say, J.B. Tucker, well... he always gets his Man 13
Everybody just stayed loose, or we’d rode that last caboose 14
Or would sundown find us, swinging dead from Tuckers Noose? 13

Chorus update

If we don't blow it
If we don't lose our nerve
Just a little farther
just ahead around this curve

About that time a cattleman came walking up to us 14
Said, thirty bucks a month, I need cowboys I can trust  13
The Marshall headed toward us, as we mingled with the hands 14
The foreman said, Marshall, don’t be hassling my men 13

Chorus update
If we don't blow it
If we don't lose our nerve
a taste of freedom waits
just ahead around this curve

I’d like to say it ended well, for some of us it did 14
A nervous twitch, was the hitch that killed that Kansas kid 13
As for me, I’m alive and free, I drove the cattle out 14
My guns hang by the fireplace, in the ranch house I built 13

Well now I live the good life, but I would not recommend 14
Gathering a nest egg, in the manner that we did 13
I was once a wanted outlaw, pursued throughout this land 14
Now I'm just a rancher and a working family man 13

Chorus update
Some of us did blow it
Some just lost their nerve
Those who lived to show it
Bought their dreams around the curve

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Lies buried just around that curve

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Rick got some fine writing in there. Let me print this out and work with it on my guitar. I'll get back to you. Looks like we got a co-write going.



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SongWriter2947 wrote: Rick got some fine writing in there. Let me print this out and work with it on my guitar. I'll get back to you. Looks like we got a co-write going.
It's up to you Bro.  You don't have to use any of it if you rather not.:)  I really hadn't planned on writing all that I did. Just got caught up in the story I guess. :D

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Rick don't apologize.. your always welcomed to contribute or give feed back on my lyrics. Thats why I come here. I've been messing with the tune and the lyrics and meter is fitting in. I just need to tweek it abit and practice it before I record. It might be a little while with all thats going on with Christmas season. Thanks buddy.



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SongWriter2947 wrote: Rick don't apologize.. your always welcomed to contribute or give feed back on my lyrics. Thats why I come here. I've been messing with the tune and the lyrics and meter is fitting in. I just need to tweek it abit and practice it before I record. It might be a little while with all thats going on with Christmas season. Thanks buddy.
Hey, Rob-Man.  I understand that stuff going on thing.  Take your time Bro.  I think you're gonna have a great little Cowboy westen ballad here, when it's done. :D  I almost wrote you into Boothill on this, then thought better of it.  Who would tell the story? :D  Hey the Hero has to get the girl and come out winner Bro.  There's bound to be an unwritten Code of the West, that states it somewhere.

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Dang Rick, you could have written some of those old western sories I read as a kid. This stuff is great. I love that opening verse, sets the whole thing up...

We were sitting in the Broken Branch, tossing back a few 14
Watching for the evening train, running overdue 13
We heard that whistle blow, and jumped the train and grabbed the loot 14
rode out thru Rock Canyon, with a posse in pursuit 13




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RedinFla wrote: Dang Rick, you could have written some of those old western sories I read as a kid. This stuff is great. I love that opening verse, sets the whole thing up...

We were sitting in the Broken Branch, tossing back a few 14
Watching for the evening train, running overdue 13
We heard that whistle blow, and jumped the train and grabbed the loot 14
rode out thru Rock Canyon, with a posse in pursuit 13



Thanks Bro.  Rob-Man really got my wheels turning on this one.  Haven't seen a song of this nature in a long time.  Never know wht the Rob-Man is gonna try next Bro.  He surprised me with this one. 



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terrypicker wrote: RedinFla wrote: Dang Rick, you could have written some of those old western sories I read as a kid. This stuff is great. I love that opening verse, sets the whole thing up...

We were sitting in the Broken Branch, tossing back a few 14
Watching for the evening train, running overdue 13
We heard that whistle blow, and jumped the train and grabbed the loot 14
rode out thru Rock Canyon, with a posse in pursuit 13



Thanks Bro.  Rob-Man really got my wheels turning on this one.  Haven't seen a song of this nature in a long time.  Never know wht the Rob-Man is gonna try next Bro.  He surprised me with this one. 

 

Actually the inpiration came from Bob Dylan's Desire album. All the songs are like little novels. One song in particular "ISIS" reminds me of and old west town but with Dylan songs your not always sure where there coming from...guess thats the poet in him. If you want check out the lyrics you can view them here.

http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/bobdylan/isis.html

Here is a partial sample of his lyric

"We set out that night for the cold in the North
I gave him my blanket he gave me his word
I said "Where are we going ?" He said "We'd be back by the fourth"
I said "That's the best new that I've ever heard".




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SongWriter2947 wrote: terrypicker wrote: RedinFla wrote: Dang Rick, you could have written some of those old western sories I read as a kid. This stuff is great. I love that opening verse, sets the whole thing up...

We were sitting in the Broken Branch, tossing back a few 14
Watching for the evening train, running overdue 13
We heard that whistle blow, and jumped the train and grabbed the loot 14
rode out thru Rock Canyon, with a posse in pursuit 13



Thanks Bro.  Rob-Man really got my wheels turning on this one.  Haven't seen a song of this nature in a long time.  Never know wht the Rob-Man is gonna try next Bro.  He surprised me with this one. 

 

Actually the inpiration came from Bob Dylan's Desire album. All the songs are like little novels. One song in particular "ISIS" reminds me of and old west town but with Dylan songs your not always sure where there coming from...guess thats the poet in him. If you want check out the lyrics you can view them here.

http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/bobdylan/isis.html

Here is a partial sample of his lyric

"We set out that night for the cold in the North
I gave him my blanket he gave me his word
I said "Where are we going ?" He said "We'd be back by the fourth"
I said "That's the best new that I've ever heard".



Thanks Rob-Man.  Might check it out later. But time's a wastin.  I got to write something that can make a great song.  Dylan already has his. Besides he won't let me help him write. Hee, hee, hee.  Guess I'm just to strange ur sumthin.:cool:  So I'll just stick here where I'm appreciated. :)



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terrypicker wrote: SongWriter2947 wrote: terrypicker wrote: RedinFla wrote: Dang Rick, you could have written some of those old western sories I read as a kid. This stuff is great. I love that opening verse, sets the whole thing up...

We were sitting in the Broken Branch, tossing back a few 14
Watching for the evening train, running overdue 13
We heard that whistle blow, and jumped the train and grabbed the loot 14
rode out thru Rock Canyon, with a posse in pursuit 13



Thanks Bro.  Rob-Man really got my wheels turning on this one.  Haven't seen a song of this nature in a long time.  Never know wht the Rob-Man is gonna try next Bro.  He surprised me with this one. 

 

Actually the inpiration came from Bob Dylan's Desire album. All the songs are like little novels. One song in particular "ISIS" reminds me of and old west town but with Dylan songs your not always sure where there coming from...guess thats the poet in him. If you want check out the lyrics you can view them here.

http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/bobdylan/isis.html

Here is a partial sample of his lyric

"We set out that night for the cold in the North
I gave him my blanket he gave me his word
I said "Where are we going ?" He said "We'd be back by the fourth"
I said "That's the best new that I've ever heard".



Thanks Rob-Man.  Might check it out later. But time's a wastin.  I got to write something that can make a great song.  Dylan already has his. Besides he won't let me help him write. Hee, hee, hee.  Guess I'm just to strange ur sumthin.:cool:  So I'll just stick here where I'm appreciated. :)

Rick your always appreciated here bro'.. just sharing methods for getting inspired to write. Our song is completely different in lyric and the music I have in mind. yeah I don't think Dylan will be calling us anytime soon for a collaboration.:D



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Rick tweeked it a bit changed the Saloon to an actual saloon from the late 1800's and referenced Kansas kid and a guy named tex in the begining of the song.


If We Don't Blow It" Copyright 2007 Rob Young and Rick Terry

We were sitting in the Keystone, just tossing back a few 14
Watching for the evening train, it was running overdue 13
We heard that whistle blow, and jumped the train and stole the gold 14
rode out thru Canyon, with a posse in hot pursuit 13

'Ride up to the line shack boys, grab more guns and check the rear 14
Saddled up fresh horses Tex with our stolen gold and gear 13
Will be riding all night long, steal some horses quick and clean 13
With a bit of luck Kansas Kid, by morning will make Aberdeen" 13


If we don't blow it
If we don't get pinned down
We might live to spend it
If tommorrow were still around

Our gold in saddle bags, all our eyes were opened wide 14
"Split our take out evenly, then will say our finale good bye" 13
but just as we were leaving, the morning train pulled into town 14
I saw Tucker's badge shine and then his posse stepping down 13

Marshall turned his eyes our way, thought he was gonna make a stand 14
They say, that J.B. Tucker, well you know he always gets his Man 13
Everybody just stay loose, or they'll lock us up in their caboose 14
and then come sundown, we'd be swinging from the hangman's Noose 13


If we don't blow it
If we don't get pinned down
We might live to spend it
If tommorrow were still around


About that time a cattleman came walking up to us 14
Said, thirty bucks a month, I need cowboys I can trust  13
The Marshall headed toward us, as we mingled with the hands 14
The foreman said, Marshall, don’t be messing with my men 13


If we don't blow it
If we don't lose our nerve
a taste of freedom waits
just ahead around this curve

I’d like to say it ended well, for some of us it did 14
A nervous twitch, was the hitch that killed that Kansas kid 13
As for me, I’m alive and free, I drove the cattle out 14
My guns hang by the fireplace, in the ranch house I built 13

Well now I live the good life, but I would not recommend 14
Gathering a nest egg, in the manner that we did 13
I was once a wanted outlaw, pursued throughout this land 14
Now I'm just a rancher and a working family man 13

Some of us did blow it
Some just lost their nerve
Those who lived to show it
Bought their dreams around the curve

Tag:
The Kansas kid, and a man named Slim
Lies buried around that curve



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Yeah, Rob-Man,  Some people just don't know what they're missing out on.  We might have helped him become famous,  Again!  :) You do know a person can succeed as a writer.  I see people doing it all the time.  We're people too.  We might do it some day.  Got to keep that little candle light of hope a-glowing my friend.  Beside all that, we are already successful writers. With an array of talented and gifted artists who we share our lives with daily.  I am truly thankful for that Bro.



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I hear you Rick We already know a lot of great writers on here already. I updated the lyrics a bit (Above). I will take another stab at it tommorrow. The only fear I have is the song will get to long...which makes it hard to record for me because I'll run out of ram memory when the file is to large.



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SongWriter2947 wrote: Rick tweeked it a bit changed the Saloon to an actual saloon from the late 1800's and referenced Kansas kid and a guy named tex in the begining of the song.


If We Don't Blow It" Copyright 2007 Rob Young and Rick Terry

We were sitting in the Keystone, just tossing back a few 14
Watching for the evening train, it was running overdue 13
We heard that whistle blow, and jumped the train and stole the gold 14
rode out thru Canyon, with a posse in hot pursuit 13

'Ride up to the line shack boys, grab more guns and check the rear 14
Saddled up fresh horses Tex with our stolen gold and gear 13
Will be riding all night long, steal some horses quick and clean 13
With a bit of luck Kansas Kid, by morning will make Aberdeen" 13


If we don't blow it
If we don't get pinned down
We might live to spend it
If tommorrow were still around

Our gold in saddle bags, all our eyes were opened wide 14
"Split our take out evenly, then will say our finale good bye" 13
but just as we were leaving, the morning train pulled into town 14
I saw Tucker's badge shine and then his posse stepping down 13

Marshall turned his eyes our way, thought he was gonna make a stand 14
They say, that J.B. Tucker, well you know he always gets his Man 13
Everybody just stay loose, or they'll lock us up in their caboose 14
and then come sundown, we'd be swinging from the hangman's Noose 13


If we don't blow it
If we don't get pinned down
We might live to spend it
If tommorrow were still around


About that time a cattleman came walking up to us 14
Said, thirty bucks a month, I need cowboys I can trust  13
The Marshall headed toward us, as we mingled with the hands 14
The foreman said, Marshall, don’t be messing with my men 13


If we don't blow it
If we don't lose our nerve
a taste of freedom waits
just ahead around this curve

I’d like to say it ended well, for some of us it did 14
A nervous twitch, was the hitch that killed that Kansas kid 13
As for me, I’m alive and free, I drove the cattle out 14
My guns hang by the fireplace, in the ranch house I built 13

Well now I live the good life, but I would not recommend 14
Gathering a nest egg, in the manner that we did 13
I was once a wanted outlaw, pursued throughout this land 14
Now I'm just a rancher and a working family man 13

Some of us did blow it
Some just lost their nerve
Those who lived to show it
Bought their dreams around the curve

Tag:
The Kansas kid, and a man named Slim
Lies buried around that curve
Cool! Like the real landmarks and such.  Puts a much better sense of reality to the story.  Great job Bro. :D  All in a days work too.



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Rob-Man, I think we went from past tense to present from vs 1 to vs 2.



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