One Kind Word

words & music by Geoff Bartley 1997
Published by Joshua Omar's Music BMI
All Rights Reserved


I know a man, never says a word
But he strums his old Gibson, sings like a bird
The dreams in his head, they're almost gone
The times keep changin' as the years wear on

And it don't take much to wag my tail
Give me hard-boiled eggs, a little beer in a pail
You've got to work pretty hard to drive me away
But one kind word and I will stay

So I ride in my car, travel all around
Get up on the stage, here in your town
I used to chase all the women and I guess I still do
But love is best when it's tender and true

And it don't take much to wag my tail
Give me hard-boiled eggs, a little beer in a pail
You've got to work pretty hard to drive me away
But one kind word and I will stay

Now I'm up all night and I sleep all day
People ask me how I live that way
Well I don't call it livin', I call it just gettin' by
If I had the ambition I'd be a hell of a guy

And I'm about half-crazy, at the end of my chain
Nobody knows how I stand the strain
If you treat me hard I might turn mean
I'm at my best when the times get lean

And it don't take much to wag my tail
Give me hard-boiled eggs, a little beer in a pail
You've got to work pretty hard to drive me away
But one kind word and I will stay



One Kind Word


track 1

Ben Wittman; drums
Mike Rivard; upright bass
Seth Connelly; Dobro
Geoff; vocal, Martin M-36 in standard tuning, in G, C harmonica


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