Three Verses

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Confederate Railroad

Confederate Railroad is an American country rock band founded in 1987 in Marietta, Georgia by Danny Shirley (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Michael Lamb (lead guitar), Mark Dufresne (drums), Chris McDaniel (keyboards), Warren "Gates" Nichols (steel guitar) and Wayne Secrest (bass guitar). After servi… more »

He had a martin I had a fender 
We were thirteen years of age 
Out back in the tool shed 
We were searching for a sound 
Every day all through the summer 
We'd rock 'n roll 'n rage 
All the neighbors kept complaining 
But it never slowed us down 

We sang three verses of dixie 
Can't get no satisfaction 
Rainy day women # 12 & 35 
Try a little tenderness 
A whiter shade of pale 
Turn! Turn! Turn! 
For what it's worth 
And long black veil 

We moved out to California 
Shooting for the stars 
The biggest thing since Elvis 
Nothing could go wrong 
But they took us for all our money 
And everything else we owned 
So we got ourselves some whiskey 
And we drank it all night long 

We sang three verses of Dixie 
Can't get no satisfaction 
Rainy day women 
And a bad moon on the rise 
Try a little tenderness 
A whiter shade of pale 
Turn! Turn! Turn! 
For what it's worth 
And long black veil 

Oh he never quite got over it 
And we went our separate ways 
He traded in his music 
For cocaine nights and reckless days 
Still I knew he always wanted 
To make one last journey home 

Near a small white church in the valley 
Beneath a wooden bridge 
Patiently we waited on the cold Alabama ground 
And the preacher he started preaching 
About our life and about out times 
The sun was slowly sinking 
As we laid his body down 

And we sang three verses of Dixie 
What a friend we have in Jesus 
Walk in the garden 
And the old rugged cross 
Try a little tenderness 
A whiter shade of pale 
Turn! Turn! Turn! 
For what it's worth 
And long black veil

Written by: JAMES FREDERICK KNOBLOCH

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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Three Verses