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Original Song Lyrics:


Angel In Your Eyes
Ballad In Plain Bb

Banks of the Oswego
Bluebird Blues
Colin's Song
Comin' Home to Say Goodbye
Could've Been In Kansas
Cumberland Rose
Dark Clouds
Darlin' Susie
David K
Down By The Willow Grove
Farewell My Crazy Love
Give Me That Book
Golf Incident
Hands Of An Artist
Heavenward Bound
I Can't Sing This Song
I Don't Know Why You Come Here
I Thought Heaven Was Calling Me Home
It's a Long Long Way Up this Mountain
It's Not Over
Little Old Church
Low Bossie Low
Make Them Chickens Fly
Mama, Put Down That Picture
Marbletown
Maryville
More To You Than Meets The Heart
Name On A Stone (Anna)
The Old Man Has Gone
On A Quiet Morning In Spring
One More Banjo Laid Down
Play Me Your Song
Pray Our Songs To Keep
Rollin' Hills Of Mexico
Rose Of The Genesee
Rust on the Tracks
The Sailor's Curse
Sandy Beach
The Seeds They Sowed
Silent Lonesome Sound
Singing Just For Friends
Song For Someone
Song For Texas
Steal You Away
Stone By Stone
Telephone Blues
That Lovers' Tune
These Texas Blues
We Never Did Get To See Albert Einstein
When I'm With You
Where Do The Butterflies Dance?
Wildwood Flower Seeds

Co-written:
Bones Do Rattle (Debra Stout & Joe LaMay)
For a Nickel and a Song
(Richard Atkinson & Joe LaMay)
Hey Little Red Bird (Victoria Barber & Joe LaMay)
I Can't Open That Door (Joe LaMay & Dennis Dougherty)
Oh, I Remember That Song (Dennis Dougherty & Joe LaMay)
Passages of Time (Sunny Moser & Joe LaMay)
Rock Bottom is a Solid Place to Start (Dennis Dougherty & Joe LaMay)

Additional Lyrics Added:
Lonesome Valley
Rollin' Hills of Kentucky
When The Fields Are White With Daisies


Rust on the TracksPDF
Words & Music by Joe LaMay

When the mines built this town a long time ago
The coal cars were constantly fillin'
The miners dug deep to work for their keep
And the air was heavy from drillin'

The trains ran all day and trains ran all night
To haul out the coal they were minin'
And in the bright midday sun as the trains made their run
The tracks looked like silver a'shinin'

I was only a boy when this town was alive
We lived up the road in a holler
My father was bound to work underground
But he brought home a pretty good dollar

On hot summer days we'd follow the tracks
To the trestle where we'd go a'climbin'
And we'd watch the trains roll as they carried the coal
Over tracks like silver a'shinin'

Oh the livin' was good for a coal miner's kid
There was plenty of runnin' and foolin'
But the years they went by in the wink of an eye
And I was soon done with my schoolin'

But the mines had slowed down to one shift a day
No work for me to be findin'
So one day in the rain I left on the train
Down the tracks like silver a'shinin'

Now the years have gone by and I'm back in this town
The place where I did my growin'
But the mines have shut down and the workers are gone
And the coal is no longer a'flowin'

As I walk through the streets of this dead mining town
My heart fills with sorrow and pinin'
It's just broken down shacks and rust on the tracks
No longer like silver a'shinin'

©2012 Joe LaMay, Pressed For Time, BMI.
All rights reserved.

Pressed For Time
PO Box 305
Somerset, KY 42502
606-305-6741

Released on:
LaMay & Reese Rust on the Tracks (2013)
Red Birdie Music

 


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