Willie and Laura Mae Jones

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Shelby Lynne

Shelby Lynne (born Shelby Lynn Moorer, October 22, 1968, Quantico, Virginia) is an American singer and songwriter. The success of the 1999 album I Am Shelby Lynne led to her winning the Grammy Award for Best New Artist, even though she had been active in the music industry for some time. She releas… more »

Willie & Laura Mae Jones 
Were our neighbors a long time back
They lived right down the road from us
In a shack just like our shack 

The people worked the land together 
And we learned to count on each other 
When you live off the land
You don't have the time to think about another mans color 

The cotton was high and the corn was growing fine
But that was another place and another time

Sit out on the front porch
In the evening when the sun went down
 Willie would play and the kids would sing
And everybody would mess around 
Daddy'd bring out his guitar 
And play on through the night  Every now and then ol Willie would grin and say
Hey, you play all right 
Made me feel so good

I remember the best times of all
When Saturday came around 
We all would stop by willies house and say
Do ya'll need anything from town?
He'd say no, but why don't ya'll stop on the way back through?
And I'll get Laura Mae, yeah, to cook up some barbecue 
And you know thats good

The cotton was high and the corn was growing fine, yes it was
But that was another place and another time

Oh, the years rolled past the land
And took back what they'd given 
We all knew we had to move
If we were gonna make a living 

So we all moved off
And went about our separate ways
It sure was hard to say goodbye 
To Willie and Laura Mae (Jones), oh yeah

The cotton was high and the corn was growing fine, yes it was
But that was another place and another time
I remember so well
The cotton looked so fine
But that was another place and another time
And it felt so good, yes it did

Written by: TONY WHITE, TONY JOE WHITE

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