Grassland Jam: Tony Rook Band / The WoodPicks

Grassland Jam: Tony Rook Band / The WoodPicks


– [Announcer] The following
program is a production of Pioneer Public Television. (mellow music) In this episode of Grassland Jam, born and raised in North
Carolina, The Tony Rook Band. (uptempo bluegrass music) And, from Thief River
Falls, The Woodpicks. ♪ I’d like to settle down ♪ ♪ But they won’t let me ♪ ♪ A fugitive must be a rolling stone ♪ Grassland Jam brings you
the best of the main stage of the Minnesota Bluegrass
and Old Time Music Festival at El Rancho Manana near
Richmond, Minnesota. (uptempo bluegrass music) Grassland Jam is
supported by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota and by the members of
Pioneer Public Television. And now on the main stage, Tony Rook Band. (uptempo bluegrass music) ♪ I saw you from across the room ♪ ♪ You turned your eyes met mine ♪ ♪ You were waitin’ tables ♪ ♪ And I was drinkin’ wine ♪ ♪ I knew I had to have you ♪ ♪ My feelings weren’t quite clear ♪ ♪ ‘Fore this night is over ♪ ♪ I’m gonna take you home my dear ♪ ♪ What can I do to make you love me ♪ ♪ What can I do to make you mine ♪ ♪ Will it be an eternity ♪ ♪ Tell me now and I’ll make time ♪ ♪ Through the night I kept on drinkin’ ♪ ♪ Trying to get my nerve ♪ ♪ The room it started spinnin’ ♪ ♪ And I couldn’t speak a word ♪ ♪ I thought my prayers were answered ♪ ♪ As I saw you walk my way ♪ ♪ Well if I’m gonna have you ♪ ♪ It might take another day ♪ ♪ What can I do to make you love me ♪ ♪ What can I do to make you mine ♪ ♪ Will it be an eternity ♪ ♪ Tell me now and I’ll make time ♪ ♪ Girl I’ve got you on my mind ♪ ♪ Think about you all the time ♪ ♪ How can I make you mine ♪ ♪ Please give me a sign ♪ ♪ Please give me a sign ♪ ♪ What can I do to make you love me ♪ ♪ What can I do to make you mine ♪ ♪ Will it be an eternity ♪ ♪ Tell me now and I’ll make time ♪ ♪ Tell me now and I’ll make time ♪ (audience cheering) (uptempo bluegrass music) ♪ Huh ♪ (audience cheering) (audience cheering) – [Man] We got some more. (uptempo bluegrass music) (audience cheering) – Thanks so much. We’re gonna do a tune I
wrote a few years back. Released it on the CD back in 2000. It’s uh, any of you people out
there have teenage children? (audience members clapping) Do they think you’re stupid? (audience chuckling) – [Man] I got some teenager problems. – Well, this song’s a
little bit about that. It’s called “So Hard On Yourself”. (uptempo bluegrass music) ♪ Well you think that
no one is on your side ♪ ♪ And it feels like you’re
giving up your pride ♪ ♪ Be patient and good
things will come your way ♪ ♪ And you’ll see things different ♪ ♪ Than you did yesterday ♪ ♪ Why must you make things
so hard on yourself ♪ ♪ Never tried to get
along with anybody else ♪ ♪ You’ll take no advice from anyone ♪ ♪ Or help in any way ♪ ♪ Why won’t you listen
to what I’ve got to say ♪ ♪ Life is hard when you
got no place to go ♪ ♪ And everything you do
is what you’re told ♪ ♪ Always knowing what
it’s like to be alone ♪ ♪ Trapped inside someone’s decision ♪ ♪ Without any of your own ♪ ♪ Why must you make things
so hard on yourself ♪ ♪ You never try to get
along with anybody else ♪ ♪ You’ll take no advice from anyone ♪ ♪ Or help in any way ♪ ♪ Why won’t you listen
to what I’ve got to say ♪ ♪ It takes time to grow beyond the point ♪ ♪ Where pride exceeds your mind ♪ ♪ Leavin’ traces of memories ♪ ♪ When you knew all and you was blind ♪ ♪ Why must you make things
so hard on yourself ♪ ♪ You never tried to get
along with anybody else ♪ ♪ You’ll take no advice from anyone ♪ ♪ Or help in any way ♪ ♪ Why won’t listen to
what I’ve got to say ♪ – [Announcer] Next on the
main stage The Woodpicks. (uptempo bluegrass music) ♪ Well take me in your lifeboat ♪ ♪ Lord take me in lifeboat ♪ ♪ It will stand the raging storm ♪ ♪ Take me in your lifeboat ♪ ♪ Oh take me in your lifeboat ♪ ♪ It will bear my spirit home ♪ ♪ Well now brothers and sisters ♪ ♪ Now don’t fall asleep ♪ ♪ We pray night and day ♪ ♪ Or we’ll sink in the deep ♪ ♪ Well our fathers and mothers ♪ ♪ Are praying so well ♪ ♪ Oh Lord won’t you take
us in your lifeboat ♪ ♪ Well take me in your lifeboat ♪ ♪ Oh take me to lifeboat ♪ ♪ And it will stand the raging storm ♪ ♪ Take my in your lifeboat ♪ ♪ Oh take me in lifeboat ♪ ♪ And it will bear my spirit home ♪ ♪ That’s right ♪ ♪ Well ♪ ♪ The wind is so heavy and
the lightning so loud ♪ ♪ Thunder and lightning
has burst from the clouds ♪ ♪ Well now we pray to our sinner mates ♪ ♪ For what they have done ♪ ♪ And we’ll take them dying sinners ♪ ♪ In the lifeboat ♪ ♪ Well take me in your lifeboat ♪ ♪ Oh take me in your lifeboat ♪ ♪ It will stand the raging storm ♪ ♪ Take me in your lifeboat ♪ ♪ Oh take me in your lifeboat ♪ ♪ It will bear my spirit home ♪ ♪ That’s good ♪ ♪ Well take me in your lifeboat ♪ ♪ Oh take me in your lifeboat ♪ ♪ It will stand the raging storm ♪ ♪ Take me in your lifeboat ♪ ♪ Lord take me in your lifeboat ♪ ♪ It will bear my spirit home ♪ ♪ Well it will bear my spirit home ♪ – Hey, hoo. (audience clapping) Thank you so much. It’s so good to be here at
the old El Rancho Manana. We’re gonna carry on. We’re gonna do a little old
Merle Haggard for ya here by a mister Greg Dally,
gonna sing ya a song. ♪ Down every road ♪ (uptempo bluegrass music) ♪ Down every road ♪ ♪ There’s always one more city ♪ ♪ I’m on the run ♪ ♪ The highway is my home ♪ ♪ I raised a lot of Cain ♪ ♪ Back in my younger days ♪ ♪ While Mama used to pray
my crops would fail ♪ ♪ I’m a hunted fugitive
with just two ways ♪ ♪ Outrun the law or
spend my life in jail ♪ ♪ I’d like to settle down ♪ ♪ But they won’t let me ♪ ♪ A fugitive must be a rollin’ stone ♪ ♪ Down every road ♪ ♪ There’s always one more city ♪ ♪ I’m on the run ♪ ♪ The highway is my home ♪ ♪ I’m lonely ♪ ♪ But I can’t afford the luxury ♪ ♪ Of having the one I love come along ♪ ♪ She’d only slow me down ♪ ♪ And they’d catch up with me ♪ ♪ For he who travels fastest goes alone ♪ ♪ I’d like to settle down ♪ ♪ But they won’t let me ♪ ♪ A fugitive must be a rollin’ stone ♪ ♪ Down every road ♪ ♪ There’s always one more city ♪ ♪ I’m on the run ♪ ♪ The highway is my home ♪ ♪ Down every road ♪ ♪ There’s always one more city ♪ ♪ I’m on the run ♪ ♪ The highway is my home ♪ ♪ I’m on the run ♪ ♪ The highway is my home ♪ (audience clapping) (mumbling) – Thank you so much. We’re gonna dedicate this next tune because and let this gentleman over here on the flat top guitar sing
ya a song, Mr. Gene Lunsetter because he is a teacher and for all you out there that have to
go back to work real soon, “Teach Your Children”. – That’s right, I’m a teacher by title but we all are teachers, right? Two and a three and a four. (mellow bluegrass music) ♪ You ♪ ♪ Who are on the road ♪ ♪ Must have a code ♪ ♪ That you can live by ♪ ♪ And so ♪ ♪ Become yourself ♪ ♪ Because the past ♪ ♪ Is just a goodbye ♪ ♪ Teach ♪ ♪ Your children well ♪ ♪ Their father’s hell ♪ ♪ Did slowly go by ♪ ♪ And feed ♪ ♪ Them on your dreams ♪ ♪ The one they picks ♪ ♪ The one you’ll know by ♪ ♪ Don’t you ever ask them why ♪ ♪ If they told you would cry ♪ ♪ So just look at them and sigh ♪ ♪ And know they love you ♪ ♪ And can you feel ♪ ♪ Of tender years ♪ ♪ Can you hear ♪ ♪ Can control the fear ♪ ♪ Can you feel ♪ ♪ That your elders grew by ♪ ♪ Must feel free to teach ♪ ♪ So teach them ♪ ♪ Teach your children ♪ ♪ Then with their youth ♪ ♪ It’s you and me ♪ ♪ They seek the truth ♪ ♪ Make the world a ♪ ♪ Before they can die ♪ ♪ We can live and ♪ ♪ Teach ♪ ♪ Your parents well ♪ ♪ Their children’s hell ♪ ♪ Will slowly go by ♪ ♪ And feed ♪ ♪ Them on your dreams ♪ ♪ The one they picks ♪ ♪ The one you’ll know by ♪ ♪ Don’t you ever ask them why ♪ ♪ If they told you ♪ ♪ You would cry ♪ ♪ So just look at them and sigh ♪ ♪ And know they love you ♪ (audience clapping) – Thank you, thank you, thank you. Thanks for clapping. My wife, Jackie, I appreciate it. Thank you. – We’re taking down Texas way here in old Bob Wills team if you will, so for all you folks that like the hot, hot weather, this has actually been a kind of a cooler summer. I know myself, when I need to warm up on a cool summer day like this, being’s like from Texas, that I’m not, but I like to go to them port-a-johns out there and warm up a little bit. (audience chuckling) Yeah. Yes, I do. Here we going down Texas, you mind? Hit it. (mellow bluegrass music) ♪ Deep within my heart ♪ ♪ Lies a melody ♪ ♪ A song of old San Antone ♪ ♪ Where in dreams I live ♪ ♪ With the memory ♪ ♪ Beneath the stars all alone ♪ ♪ It was there I found ♪ ♪ By the Alamo ♪ ♪ Enchantment strange
as the blue up above ♪ ♪ A moonlit pass ♪ ♪ That only she would know ♪ ♪ Still hears my broken song of love ♪ ♪ Moon in all your splendor ♪ ♪ Knows only my heart ♪ ♪ Call back my rose ♪ ♪ Rose of San Antone ♪ ♪ Lips so sweet and tender ♪ ♪ Like petals falling apart ♪ ♪ Speak once again of my love ♪ ♪ My own ♪ ♪ Broken songs empty words I know ♪ ♪ Still live in my heart all alone ♪ ♪ For that moonlit pass ♪ ♪ By the Alamo ♪ ♪ And rose my rose of San Antone ♪ ♪ Moon in all your splendor ♪ ♪ Knows only my heart ♪ ♪ Call back my rose ♪ ♪ Rose of San Antone ♪ ♪ Lips so sweet and tender ♪ ♪ Like petals falling apart ♪ ♪ Speak once again of my love ♪ ♪ My own ♪ ♪ Broken songs empty words I know ♪ ♪ Still live in my heart all alone ♪ ♪ For that moonlit pass ♪ ♪ By the Alamo ♪ ♪ And rose my rose of San Antone ♪ ♪ Moon with all your splendor ♪ ♪ Knows only my heart ♪ ♪ Call back my rose ♪ ♪ Rose of San Antone ♪ – [Announcer] Grassland Jam is supported by the Minnesota Arts and
Cultural Heritage Fund with money from the vote
of the people of Minnesota and by the members of
Pioneer Public Television. ♪ Broken songs empty words I know ♪ ♪ Still live in my heart all alone ♪ ♪ For that moonlit pass ♪ ♪ By the Alamo ♪ ♪ And rose my rose of San Antone ♪ ♪ And rose my rose of San Antone ♪ ♪ And rose my rose of San Antone ♪

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