O'Reilly Luck Song Lyrics

Buddy Jewell

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Granddaddy used to sit me on his knee
And tell me how it was in the old country
Famine and floods and crops that failed
I'd listen for hours as he told his tale

He said, "There must have been a curse on the family name"
But he swore he'd be the one to break that chain
With money that he saved from the sweat of his brow
He'd get 'em out of there, someday, somehow

[Chorus]
Well, he never was much of a gamblin' man
But he dreamed of passage to the Promised Land
Bet it all on a better life in America
He said, "We'll change our fate, and this danged O'Reilly Luck"

Track Listing


HDCD 1
  • 1 I Wanna Thank Everyone
  • 2 Help Pour Out the Rain (Lacy's Song)
  • 3 Sweet Southern Comfort
  • 4 Today I Started Loving You Again
  • 5 Abilene on Her Mind
  • 6 One in a Row
  • 7 O'Reilly Luck
  • 8 Why She Said Goodbye
  • 9 One Step at a Time
  • 10 I Can Get By
  • 11 You Know How Women Are


  • credits


    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Steven J. Williams, Thom Shepherd, Will Rambeaux
    album: Track 7 in album Buddy Jewell
    release date: 2003-7-1
    popularity : 61 users have visited this page.
    genres: Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Country
    length: 4:25

    Album Information

    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    format: HDCD
    barcode: 827969013120
    script: Latin