Ballds of the Hills and Plains Album

Artist(s): Hank Williams, Jr.

Cover Art

Hank Williams, Jr. Ballds of the Hills and Plains Cover Art

Tracklist

The River

length: 2:55
I've been here longer and I'm stronger and I've seen as much as any man
Now many's crossed me but none have bossed me and I don't believe they ever can

Hello son I see you're wearin' a gun and you say you're on your way into town
You say your Ma told you not to but you feel you got to
Get that man that gunned your daddy down
From the sheriff's office to the gallows boy that's a mighty mighty short walk
So why you worry your horse son let you and I take it easy and have a little talk
Cause I've been here longer...

Well I can see that you're angry and I guess you've got plenty right to be
But the law can handle your daddy's killer much better than you or me
And remember your promise you made your mother
That you never would fought on a gun
So go on home to her boy cause she needs you she wouldn't stand to lose her only son
Well I see you thought it over and I'm glad to see you going home boy
And you wanna know what they call me
Well I'm just the river they call me the Mississippi
I've been here longer...

Doc Holiday

length: 2:08

Cowpoke

length: 2:06

Blood's Thicker Than Water

length: 2:33

The Blizzard

length: 3:25
There's a blizzard comin' on and I'm wishin' I was home
For my pony's lame and he can't hardly stand

Listen to that northern sigh if we don't get home we'll die
But it's only seven miles to Mary Anne it's only seven miles to Mary Anne
You can bet we're on her mind for it's gettin' just about suppertime
Oh I know those hot biscuits're in the fryin' pan

Lord my hands feel like they're froze and there's a numbness in my toes
But it's only five more miles to Mary Anne it's only five more miles to Mary Anne
That wind's a howlin' and it seems mighty like a woman's screams
And we'd best be movin' faster if we can

Dan just think about that barn with all that hay so soft and warm
It's only three more miles to Mary Anne it's only three more miles to Mary Anne
Dan get up your ornery cuss or you'll be the death of us
I'm so weary but I'll help you if I can

All right Dan perhaps it's best we'll stop just a little while and rest
For it's still another mile to Mary Anne it's still another mile to Mary Anne
Late that night the storm was gone and they found him there at dawn
He'd have made it but he couldn't leave ol' Dan

Yes they found him out there on the plains his hands were frozen to the reins
He was just a hundred yards from Mary Anne
He was just a hundred yards from Mary Ann

Stampede

length: 2:40

The Rainmaker

length: 2:35

Streets of Laredo

length: 4:03

Black Lightning

length: 2:55

Big Twenty

length: 2:02

The Eyes of Death

length: 2:44

I'm Afraid

length: 2:17