Tennessee Album

Artist(s): Carl Perkins

Cover Art

Carl Perkins Tennessee Cover Art

Tracklist

Sure To Fall

length: 2:33

I'm sure to fall, fall in love I'm sure to fall in love with you
You are so sweet and we are so near, I'm sure to fall in love with you

So hold me tight, let tonight be the night darling, don't ever let me go
For loving you is a natural thing to do, I want you for the rest of my life

So hold me tight, let tonight be the night darling, don't ever let me go
For loving you is a natural thing to do, I want you for the rest of my life

Turn Around

length: 2:58
When you're all alone and blue
And the world looks down on you
Turn around, I'll be followin' you

When you feel that love is gone
And you realize you're wrong
Turn around, I'll be followin' you

Turn around, I'll be waitin' behind you
With a love that's real and never, ever dies
If you feel that love will last
And you'd like to live your past
Turn around, I'll be followin' you

Oh, turn around, I'll be followin' you

Your True Love

length: 2:46
Written by: Carl Perkins
#67 Mar '57 Top 100

True love (your love)
True love (your love)
True love, baby
That's what you give to me

True love (your love)
Your love (your love)
True love, baby
That's what you give to me

God made the world
And he made it round
I got my baby
And I'm glad I found

Her love was meant for me
And my baby, she'll always be

She gives me true love (your love)
True love (your love)
True love, baby
That's what you give to me

Uh, true love (your love)
Your true love (your love)
True love, baby
That's what you give to me

True love (your love)
Your love (your love)
Your love, baby
That's what you give to me

Love was made, I don't boast
When He made you, He made the most
You've got that certain touch
To me, baby, you mean so much

You give me true love (your love)
Your true love (your love)

I'm Sorry, I'm Not Sorry

length: 2:28

I'M SORRY I'M NOT SORRY
(Wanda Ballman)
CARL PERKINS (SUN 249, 1956)
I'm sorry, I'm not sorry
That you have said good-bye
I'm sorry, I'm not sorry
You're gone and I don't want to cry
I wished I think there're different ways they you used to be
I wish I still loved you and you still love me
I wish I could say and it would not be true
I'm not sorry you and I are through
I wished I think there're different ways they used to be
I wish I still loved you darlin' and you still love me
I wished I could say and it would not be true
I'm not sorry, you and I are through
Oh baby I'm not sorry, you and I are through
Oh baby I'm not sorry, you and I are through

Honey Don't

length: 2:49
Storming outside, rain
She keeps me home
Quiet conversation makes me warm
So

Summer rain
Whispers me to sleep
And wakes me up again
Sometimes I swear I hear her call my name
You wash away the pain
My summer rain

In the middle of the night when I'm alone
I feel her kisses on me even when she's gone
Can't wait 'till she gets home

Summer rain
Whispers me to sleep
And wakes me up again
Sometimes I swear I hear her call my name
To wash away the pain
My summer rain

I don't mind if it rains forever
Rain, rain, let it rain
I said I don't mind if it rains forever
Rain, rain, let it rain

So go ahead and make it rain
You bring the sunshine back again
So go ahead and make it rain
Your tender touches wash away my rain

Summer rain
Whispers me to sleep
And wakes me up again
Sometimes I swear I hear her call my name
To wash away the pain
My summer rain

Summer rain
Whispers me to sleep
And wakes me up again
Sometimes I swear I hear her call my name
To wash away the pain
My summer rain

So go ahead and make it rain
You bring the sunshine back again
So go ahead and make it rain
Your tender touches wash away my rain

So go ahead and make it rain
You bring the sunshine back again
So go ahead and make it rain
Your tender touches wash away my rain

Summer rain
Whispers me to sleep
And wakes me up again
Sometimes I swear I hear her call my name
To wash away the pain
My summer rain

Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby

length: 2:15
Well they took some honey from a tree
Dressed it up and they called it me
Everybody's tryin' to be my baby
Everybody's tryin' to be my baby
Everybody's tryin' to be my baby now

I Woke up last night half past four
Fifteen women knockin' at my door
Everybody's tryin' to be my baby
Everybody's tryin' to be my baby
Everybody's tryin' to be my baby now

Went out last night mean to stay late,
fore home I had nineteen dates
Everybody's tryin' to be my baby
Everybody's tryin' to be my baby
Everybody's tryin' to be my baby now

I Woke up last night half past four.
Fifteen women knockin' at my door
Everybody's tryin' to be my baby
Everybody's tryin' to be my baby
Everybody's tryin' to be my baby now

Well they took some honey from a tree
Dressed it up and they called it me
Everybody's tryin' to be my baby
Everybody's tryin' to be my baby
Everybody's tryin' to be my baby now

Her Love Rubbed Off

length: 2:46
Well, I was so alone in the city park
I met my baby, she was standing in the dark
Took my lovin' baby by the hand
I let her know that I'm her lovin' man
I let her know that I'm her lovin' man
That love rubbed off on me
That baby wouldn't let me be
That baby took me by the hand
That love, I made her understand
That love, I hollered no-no-no
That baby wouldn't let me go
Oh-oh!

Well, I'm a hot rod freak for a fancy car
Drive-in movies and caviar
Mink sport coats and a lot of things
Even down to a wedding ring
Even down to a wedding ring
That love rubbed off on me
That baby wouldn't let me be
Oh, that love took me by the hand
That love, I made her understand
That love, I hollered go-go-go
That baby wouldn't let me go
Oh-oh! Yeah!

Well, I'm a hot rod freak for a fancy car
Drive-in movies and caviar
Mink sport coats and a lot of things
Even down to a wedding ring
Even down to a wedding ring
That love rubbed off on me
My baby wouldn't let me be
My baby wouldn't let me go
That love, I hollered no-no-no
That baby wouldn't let me be
My baby wouldn't set me free
That woman hollored more-more-more
Oh, baby don't you let me go
Oh, baby won't you hold my hand
Oh, baby, her love rubbed off on me
Her love rubbed off on me
Ooh!

Tennessee

length: 3:04
Now there are folks who like to brag about where they came from
But when they start that stuff, I let 'em be
But it makes me feel like I wanna brag some
To know that I come from the state of Tennessee

Let's give old Tennessee credit for music
As they play it up in Nashville every day
Let's give old Tennessee credit for music
As they play it in that old Hillbilly way

Mister Red Foley came from Kentucky
Now, Ernest Tubb down in Texas, don't you see
But if all you folks out there can remember
Mister Eddy Arnold came from Tennessee

Let's give old Tennessee credit for music
As they play it up in Nashville everyday
Let's give old Tennessee credit for music
As they play it in that old hillbilly way

They make bombs they say, that can blow up our world, dear
Well a country boy like me, I will agree
But if all you folks out there can remember
They made the first atomic bomb in Tennessee

Let's give old Tennessee credit for music
As they play it up in Nashville everyday
Let's give old Tennessee credit for music
As they play it in that old hillbilly way

Let's give old Tennessee credit for music
As they play it up in Nashville everyday
Let's give old Tennessee credit for music
As they play it in that old hillbilly way

Standing In The Need Of Love

length: 2:22
It ain't my brother, ain't my sister
But it's me, Oh Lord
Standing in the need of love

It ain't the Preacher, ain't the Deacon
But it's me, Oh Lord
Standing in the need of love

Well, it's me (It's me)
It's me, Oh Lord
Standing in the need of love

It's me (It's me)
It's me, Oh Lord
Standing in the need of love

When I get to singin'
Get to feelin' good
Standing in the need of love

I Want You Back

length: 2:32
When I had you to myself
I didn't want you around
Those pretty faces always made you
Stand out in a crowd
But someone picked you from the bunch
One glance was all it took
Now it's much too late for me
To take second look

Oh baby give me one more chance
To show you that I love you
Won't you please send me back in your heart

Oh darlin' I was blind to let you go
But now since I see you in his arms
I want you back
Yes I do now
I want you back
Ooh ooh baby
Yeah yeah, naw

Trying to live without your love
Is one long sleepless night
Let me show you girl
That I know wrong from right

Every street you walk on
I leave tear stains on the ground
Following the girl
I didn't even want around
Oh baby give me one more chance
To show you that I love you
Won't you please send me back in your heart

Abuh buh buh buh
All I want!
Abuh buh buh buh
All I need!
Abuh buh buh buh

Redneck

length: 3:09

That's Right

length: 2:30
That's all right, that's all right
That's all right my mama, anyway you do

Well, mama she done told me
Papa done told me too
"Son, that gal your messing with
She ain't no good for you"

But, that's all right, yeah, that's all right
That's all right now mama, anyway you do

Well, I'm leaving town, baby
I'm leaving town for sure
This time you won't be bothered me
With me knocking on your door

But, that's all right, yeah, that's all right
That's all right now mama, anyway you do

But, that's all right, that's all right
That's all right now mama, anyway you do

But, that's all right, that's all right

Country Soul

Hallelujah Special

length: 2:54

Daddy Sang Bass

length: 2:17
I remember when I was a lad
Times were hard and things were bad
But there's a silver linin' behind ev'ry cloud
Just four people that 's all we were
Tryin' to make a livin' out of black-land dirt
But we'd get together in a family circle singin' loud

Daddy sang bass (mama sang tenor)
Me and little brother would join right in there
Singin' seems to help a troubled soul
One of these days and it won't be long
I'll rejoin them in a song
I'm gonna join the family circle at the throne

Though the circle won't be broken
By and by, Lord, by and by
Daddy sang bass (mama sang tenor)
Me and little brother would join right in there
In the sky, Lord, in the sky

Now I remember after work mama would call in all of us
You could hear us singin' for a country mile
Now little brother has done gone on
But I'll rejoin him in a song
We'll be together again up yonder in a little while

Daddy sang bass (mama sang tenor)
Me and little brother would join right in there
'Cause singin' seems to help a troubled soul
One of these days and it won't be long
I'll rejoin them in a song
I'm gonna join the family circle at the throne

Oh no the circle won't be broken
By and by, Lord, by and by
Daddy sang bass (mama sang tenor)
Me and little brother would join right in there
In the sky, Lord, in the sky

In the sky, Lord, in the sky

Dixie Fried

length: 2:28
On the outskirts of town, there's a little night spot.
Dan dropped in about five o'clock.
Pulled off his coat, said "The night is short."
He reached in his pocket and he flashed a quart.

He hollered, "Rave on, children, I'm with ya!
Rave on, cats," he cried.
"It's almost dawn, the cops are gone.
Let's all get Dixie fried."

Well, Dan got happy and he started raving.
He pulled out a razor, but he wasn't shaving.
And all the cats knew to jump and hop,
Cause he was born and raised in a butcher shop.

He hollered, "Rave on, children, I'm with ya!
Rave on, cats," he cried.
"It's almost dawn, the cops are gone.
Let's all get Dixie fried."

The cops heard Dan when he started to shout.
They all ran in to see what it was about.
And I heard him holler as they led him away.
He turned his head, and this is what he had to say.

He hollered, "Rave on children, I'm with ya!
Rave on, cats," he cried.
"It's almost dawn, the cops are gone.
Let's all get Dixie fried."

Now, Dan was the bravest man that we ever saw.
He let us all know he wasn't scared of the law.
And through The black crossed bar he tossed a note.
And it said "It ain't my fault, hon, that I'm in here."

But He hollered, "Rave on, children, I'm with you!
Rave on, cats," he cried.

"It's almost dawn, the cops ain't gone,
And I've been Dixie fried.