46 AND RALEIGH

"46 and Raleigh" was performed and recorded by Ryan Hutchens in May and July 2015 in a home at the intersection of 46th Avenue and Raleigh Street in Denver Colorado.  It was released online via the Post Echo record label on August 15, 2015.  "Fences" "Fake Flowers and the Weather" "Education" and "Keep Waiting" are original songs written by Ryan Hutchens.  All other songs on the album are covers, mostly of american traditional, bluegrass, and gospel tunes.  E.P. Hutchens contributed Banjo to "If We Never Meet Again" "Stand By Me" and "Mountain Dew". 

You can stream and download this album here: https://soundcloud.com/ryanhutchens/sets/46-and-raleigh

TRACK LIST:

1. Fences

2. Fake Flowers And The Weather

3. Education

4. If We Never Meet Again

5. Keep Waiting

6. I'll Fly Away

7. Cabin In Caroline

8. Next Exit

9. Paradise

10. Long Black Veil

11. Stand By Me

12. Mountain Dew

13. Lay Me A Pallet Down

14. Take Em Away

15. When The Saints Go Marching In

FENCES

CREDITS: Written and performed by Ryan Hutchens.  An earlier version was released on the "Band Hands" EP in 2012.

LYRICS:

I climbed over fences, through yards with no trees, to a house built on promise but covered in leaves.  The winters gone past as we lie in the sheets, taking warmth from each other, but ignoring the breeze.  

FAKE FLOWERS AND THE WEATHER

CREDITS: Written and performed by Ryan Hutchens.

LYRICS:

I don't want to know where you go when you're not at home.  Don't hang up the telephone this isn't over.  Just believe me when I say, your love alone will find its way and some days will make you feel young some make you feel older.  All right.  I don't take that road.  The flowers there are getting old.  You left us with a load and the weather.  Remember when we prayed.  Your eyes were just an inch away and you said "I Don't think its real but it makes me feel better, or at home."  I know a place we can go.  Drop your knives, drop your guns.  There is a place to call home.  In the mountains of Georgia.

EDUCATION

CREDITS: Written and performed by Ryan Hutchens.

LYRICS:

I won't be your education, much less leave this life for waiting on a love that's best in memory.  I can't be the man you thought of, or even finish what I started because you know how I'm bad with memory.  Let me sleep.  Let me sleep.  See I wanted what you wanted, now I wake up every morning and I'm free.  Let me be sleep.  Let me sleep.  See I wanted what you wanted, now I wake up every morning and I'm free.

IF WE NEVER MEET AGAIN 

CREDITS: Original by Albert E. Brumley.  Acoustic Guitar and Vocals performed by Ryan Hutchens.  Banjo performed by E.P. Hutchens.

LYRICS: 

Soon we'll come to the end of life's journey, and perhaps we'll never meet anymore, till we gather in heaven's bright city, far away on that beautiful shore.  

If we never meet again this side of heaven, as we struggle through this world and its strife.  There's another meeting place somewhere in heaven, by the side of the river of life. 

Where the charming roses bloom forever, and where separations come no more.  If we never meet again this side of heaven, I will meet you on that beautiful shore.

Oh so often we are parted with sorrow, and action often quiets our pain, but we never shall sorrow in heaven.  God be with you till we meet again.

If we never meet again this side of heaven, as we struggle through this world and its strife.  There's another meeting place somewhere in heaven, by the side of the river of life.

Where the charming roses bloom forever, and where separations come no more.  If we never meet again this side of heaven, I will meet you on that beautiful shore.

KEEP WAITING

CREDITS: Written and Performed by Ryan Hutchens.

LYRICS:

I saw those people running.  I saw those people running.  I saw those people running.  I saw those people running.  How long we supposed to keep waiting?  How long we supposed to keep waiting?  How long we supposed to keep waiting?  How long we supposed to keep waiting?  I saw those people falling.  I saw those people falling.  I saw those people falling.  I saw those people falling.  How long we supposed to keep waiting?  How long we supposed to keep waiting?  How long we supposed to keep waiting?  How long we supposed to keep waiting?  I saw those people shouting.  I saw those people shouting.  I saw those people shouting.  I saw those people shouting.  How long we supposed to keep waiting?  How long we supposed to keep waiting?  How long we supposed to keep waiting?  How long we supposed to keep waiting?  I saw those people running.  How long we supposed to keep waiting?  I saw those people falling.  How long we supposed to keep waiting?  I saw those people shouting.  How long we supposed to keep waiting?  I saw those people shouting.  How long we supposed to keep waiting?

I'LL FLY AWAY

CREDITS: Original by Albert E. Brumley. Performed by Ryan Hutchens.

LYRICS:

I'll fly away, fly away o glory, I'll fly away.  When I die, hallelujah, by and by, I'll fly away.

Some glad morning when this life is over, I'll fly away. To a home on God's celestial shore, I'll fly away.

I'll fly away, fly away o glory, I'll fly away. When I die, hallelujah, by and by, I'll fly away.

When the shadows of this life have grown, I'll fly away.  Like a bird from prison bars has flown, I'll fly away.

I'll fly away, fly away o glory, I'll fly away.  When I die, hallelujah, by and by, I'll fly away.

Just a few more weary days, and then, I'll fly away.  To a land where joys shall never end, I'll fly away.

I'll fly away, fly away o glory, I'll fly away.  When I die, hallelujah, by and by, I'll fly away. 

CABIN IN CAROLINE

CREDITS: Original by Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs. Performed by Ryan Hutchens.

LYRICS:

There's a cabin in the pines, in the hills of Caroline and a blue-eyed girl is waiting there for me.  I'll be going back someday, and from her I'll never stray.  And the cabin in the hills of Caroline.

(CHORUS) Oh the cabin in the shadow of the pine.  A blue-eyed girl way down in Caroline.  Someday she'll be my wife and we'll live a happy life in that cabin in the hills of Caroline.

I'm packing up my grip for that long and lonesome trip back to the hills of Caroline.  I want to see that blue-eyed girl, she's the sweetest in the world.  And the cabin in the hills of Caroline.  (CHORUS)

And when it's late at night and the moon is shining bright and the whippoorwill is calling from the hill.  Then I'll tell her of my love 'neath the moon and stars above.  How I love her now, and I know I always will.  Yeah I'll tell her of my love 'neath the moon and stars above.  How I love her now, and I know I always will.

NEXT EXIT

CREDITS: Original song by Interpol.  Performed by Ryan Hutchens.

LYRICS:

We ain't going to the town, we're going to the city.  Gonna track this shit around and make this place so hard to be a part of again.  Going going and we're gone.  Going going going and we're gone.  

So baby make it with me in preparation for tonight.  So much to leave but that's not what makes this right.  We've been building up steam, ignited by the fight.  So do this thing with me instead of tying on a tight one tonight.  Going going going and we're gone.  We're going we're going we're going and we're gone.

PARADISE

CREDITS: Original song by John Prine.  Performed by Ryan Hutchens.

LYRICS: 

When I Was a child, my family would travel down to western Kentucky where my parents were born.  There's a backwards old town there that's often remembered.  So many times that my memories are worn.

(CHORUS) And daddy won't you take me back to Muhlenberg County, down by the Green River where paradise lay.  Well I'm sorry my son, but you're to late in asking. Mister Peabody's coal train has hauled it away.

Well sometimes we'd travel right down the Green River to the abandoned old prison down by Adrie Hill where the air smelled like snakes and we'd shoot with our pistols but empty pop bottles was all we would kill. (CHORUS)

Then the coal company came with the world's largest shovel.  They tortured the timber and stripped all the land.  Well they dug for their coal till the land was forsaken then wrote it all down as the progress of man.  (CHORUS)

When I die let my ashes float down the green river.  Let my soul roll on up to the Rochester dam.  I'll be halfway to heaven, with paradise waiting just five miles away from wherever I am. (CHORUS)

LONG BLACK VEIL

CREDITS: Original by Marijohn Wilkins and Danny Dill.  Released in 1959.  Performed by Ryan Hutchens.

LYRICS: 

Ten years ago on a cool dark night there was someone killed beneath the town hall light.  There were few at the scene and they all did agree that the one who ran looked a lot like me. 

The judge said son what's your alibi, if you were somewhere else then you won't have to die.  But I spoke not a word, though it meant my life.  I had been in the arms of my best friend's wife. 

She walks these hills in a long black veil.  She visits my grave when the night wind wails.  Nobody knows, nobody sees, nobody knows but me.

The Scaffold was high and eternity neared.  She stood in the crowd, shed not a tear.  Sometimes at night when the cold wind moans, in a long black veil, she cries over my bones.

She walks these hills in a long black veil.  She visits my grave when the night wind wails.  Nobody knows, nobody sees, nobody knows but me.  Nobody knows but me.

STAND BY ME

CREDITS: Original by Charles Albert Tindley. Released in 1905. Acoustic Guitar and Vocals performed by Ryan Hutchens.  Banjo performed by E.P. Hutchens.

LYRICS:

When the storms of life are raging, stand by me.  When the storms of life are raging, stand by me.  When the world is tossing me like a ship upon the sea, thou who rulest wind and water, stand by me.

In the midst of tribulation, stand by me.  In the midst of tribulation, stand by me.  When the hosts of Hell assail and my strength begins to fail, thou who never lost a battle, stand by me.

In the midst of faults and failures, stand by me.  In the midst of faults and failures, stand by me.  When I do the best I can, and my friends misunderstand, thou who knowest all about me, stand by me. 

In the midst of persecution, stand by me.  In the midst of persecution, stand by me.  When my foes in battle array.  Undertake to stop my way.  Thou who saved Paul and Silas, stand by me.

When I'm growing old and feeble, stand by me.  When I'm growing old and feeble, stand by me.  When my life becomes a burden, and I'm nearing chilly Jordan, o thou Lily of the Valley, Stand by me. 

MOUNTAIN DEW

CREDITS: Original by Bascom Lundsford, Scotty Wiseman, and other Folk. Acoustic Guitar and Vocals performed by Ryan Hutchens.  Banjo performed by E.P. Hutchens.

LYRICS:

(CHORUS) They call it that good ole mountain dew, and them that refuse it are few.  I'll hush up my mug if you fill up my jug with that good ole mountain dew. 

My uncle Mort is sawed off and short, measures about five foot two.  But he thinks he's a giant when you give him a pint of that good ole mountain dew. (CHORUS)

My Aunty Jane has got a brand new perfume.  Its such a sweet smelling thing too.  Imagine her suprise when she had it analyzed and it turned out to be that good ole moutain dew (CHORUS)

Preacher came by with a tear in his eye.  He said that his wife had the flu.  We said that he ought to give her a shot of that good ole mountain dew. (CHORUS)

Mr. Roosevelt told em just how he felt, the day the whiskey law ran through.  Said if your liquor is red it will swell up your head. (CHORUS)

My uncle Bill has got a still on the hill.  We'll run off a gallon or two.  The birds in the sky get so drunk they can't fly from smelling that good ole mountain dew (CHORUS)

LAY ME A PALLET DOWN

CREDITS: Folk song of unknown origins from as early as the 19th century. Original by Performed by Ryan Hutchens.

LYRICS:

(CHORUS) Make me down a pallet on your floor.  Make me down a pallet on your floor.  Make me down a pallet, lay it soft and low.  Make me down a pallet on your floor.

Up the country where the cold sleet and snow.  Up the country where the cold sleet and snow.  Going up the country where the cold sleet and snow.  No telling how much further I may go.  (CHORUS)

Honey, I can't lay down on your bed.  No I can't lay down on your bed.  No I can't lay down across your pretty bed, because my good woman might kill me dead. (CHORUS)

Make it baby close behind the door.  Make it baby close behind the door.  Make me a pallet close behind the door.  Make it where your good man never goes.  (CHORUS)

TAKE EM AWAY

CREDITS: Original song by Old Crow Medicine Show.  Performed by Ryan Hutchens.

LYRICS: 

(CHORUS) Take em away, take em away lord, take away these chains from me.  My heart is broken cause my spirits not free. Lord take away these chains from me.

Some bird's feathers are to bright to be caged, I know I'm not that colorful, but a bird just the same.  Open up your gate now let me put down my load, so I can feel at ease and go back to my home. (CHORUS)

Sun beating down my legs can't seem to stand, there's a boss man at a turn row with a rifle in his hand.  I've got nine children, nothing in the pan.  My wife she died hungry while I was plowing land. (CHORUS)

Can't see when I go to work, can't see when I get off.  How do you expect a man not to get lost?  Every year I just keep getting deeper in debt, if there's a happy day Lord I haven't seen one yet. (CHORUS)

Land that I love is the land that I'm working, but it's hard to love it all the time when your back is hurting.  Getting to old now to push this here plow, let me lay down my load so I can look at the clouds.  (CHORUS)

The land that I know is where two rivers collide, the Brazos, the Navaso, and the big blue sky.  Flood plains, freight trains, watermelon vines.  Of anyplace on God's green earth this is where I choose to die.  (CHORUS)

WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN

CREDITS: Folk song of unknown origin from the early 20th century.  Performed by Ryan Hutchens.

LYRICS: Oh when the saints go marching in.  When the saints go marching in.  Oh Lord, I want to be in that number when the saints go marching in.

When the stars begin to fall.  When the stars begin to fall.  Oh Lord, I want to be in that number when the stars begin to fall. 

When they crown him the Lord.  When they crown him Lord of all.  Oh Lord, I want to be in that number when they crown him Lord of all.