The McKrells

Kevin McKrell Guitar

Peter Pashoukos Lead Guitar

Scott Hopkins Banjo

Arlin Greene Bass

Frank Orsini Fiddle

Brian Melick Percussion

The McKrells Still Pickin' 2022

1. Sunshine                                                         3:19 

K.McKrell Thorntree Music BMI- Jimmie Davis Peer Music

2. Always                                                            3:54 

Walt Yanis Thorntree Music BMI

3. Big Old Broken Heart                                     4:08 

K.McKrell Thorntree Music BMI

4. You and Me                                                    3:02

K.McKrell Thorntree Music BMI 

5. A Boat Named Love and Happiness              4:25

K.McKrell Thorntree Music BMI 

6. An Angel in the Moonlight                           3:50 

K.McKrell Thorntree Music BMI

7. A Song and a Prayer                                      4:25

John Kribs, John Kribs Music BMI

8. The Valentine Card                                         3:50

K.McKrell Thorntree Music BMI   

9. My Lady On the Mountain                             5:05

K.McKrell Thorntree Music BMI 

10. It Is A Simple Thing                                      4:49

K.McKrell Thorntree Music BMI

Still Pickin' 2022 produced by Scott Hopkins and Arlin Greene

Recorded at Scott's House Recording.

Mixed and mastered by Tony Perrino.

Cover photo Joy Derby Zullo -Photography.

 

Lyrics

Sunshine 
K McKrell © 2022 Thorntree Music BMI 
‘You Are My Sunshine’. Jimmie Davis, Peer Music .

You are the gentle breeze that whispers through the pines. 
You are that song that is always, always  on my  mind. 
You are my sunshine , when skies are grey. 
Don’t ever take my sunshine ,my sunshine  away. 

You were in my dreams last night just as plain as day. 
Giving me that look you give me, when I go faraway. 
You reached out your hand to touch my brow 
Oh please God don’ t you wake me now.
If  dreams are real,  I know somehow,
I’m gonna sleep my life away.

You are the gentle breeze that whispers through the pines.
You are that song that is always,always  on my  mind.
You are my sunshine , when skys are grey. 
Don’t ever take my sunshine ,my sunshine  away. 

I have your face inside my head no matter what I do 
When people ask me what’s on my mind 
 I always tell em you. 
That way you’re with me all the time 
Mine is yours and yours is mine 
Our laundry list is dryin’ on the line girl 
 We got things to do. 

You are the gentle breeze that whispers through the pines.
You are that song that is always,always  on my  mind.
You are my sunshine , when skies are grey. 
Don’t ever take my sunshine ,my sunshine  away.

Always

Walt Yanis, Thorntree Music BMI. 

I can’t recall a time,when you weren't on my mind.
When  you weren't  always somewhere in my heart light.
Yet now you ask of me, how long the time will be,
until the heart light burning dims in my eyes.
Chorus 
Until the rivers flow back to the hills.
Until the sunsets in the east,  
and turns back time I know I will.
Show you everyday, how long my love will stay,
always,  always . 

As blessings do arrive and children fill up lives,
time becomes a precious thing to hold to.
But promised words abide, spoken with tired eyes, 
silently across a crowded room. 
 Chorus 
And has our dance slows to a waltz in passing years.
Words like forever will be ringing in our ears.

My Big Ol’ Broken Heart 
K. McKrell © 2022 Thorntree Music BMI 

I should have seen it coming, 
I should have read the writing on the wall. 
I should have known that I would be alone, 
when the teardrops start to fall. 
All my skies are cloudy, all my moons are blue. 
Leaving only my big ol' broken heart,   
and my memories of you. 

There was a time when I was young 
before I fell from grace. 
Before a wealth of hard days 
wrote their story on my face. 
Before  innocence was just a word, 
before love betrayed it’s myth, 
when I would give my foolish heart 
to whoever I was with. 

It’s been a long cold lonely winter, 
It has been a dark and a dreary time. 
It’s been a month of Sundays 
since I felt the warm sunshine. 
I watch the ghost of  my young  and wilder days 
dance out the door and head for town. 
coming home at dawn with a big grin on 
a drunken circus clown. 

So far in this song there is not much 
that I have written that is true. 
It’s just my way of dealin’ 
of trying to get over you. 
But if I could ask you, just this once, 
to hear between the lines. 
You would hear that I wish I was yours 
and darlin’ you were mine. 
You’d hear that I wish 
that we were driving someplace 
oh so far away , 
We would sing a song 
to greet the dawn 
to  speed us on our way. 
Just you and me and the highway, 
nothing and no one in between. 
At night we would talk 
of the all the things we’ve done, 
and the wonders that we have seen.

You and Me 
K.McKrell © 2022 Thorntree Music, BMI.

He  is laying the dark like an old dog chewing on old memories. 
Gnawing old bones, losing sleep on old used to be’s. 
She says  ya can’t change the past  boy,  
the future's a beautiful  mystery. 
So come  take a walk with me, down by the river. 
  
Cause it's you and me.
Bluebirds singing on a window sill, 
got  us some time to kill. 
If we don't leave now we never will. 
Yes it's you and me.
Two fish on the same old hook, 
Two lovers from a picture book, 
One look was all it took. 
  
She's searching for a rainbows on a cloudy day. 
With a smile gonna light the world,gonna chase those clouds away. 
Most times this Goddamn  world’s got  nothing nice to say, 
but she  loves it anyway,  cause her Momma raised  her that way.  

Cause it's you and me.  
Bluebirds singing on a window sill,   
got  us some time to kill.   
If we don't leave now we never will.   
Yes it's you and me.  
Two fish on the same old hook,   
Two lovers from a picture book,   
One look was all it took. 

You and me gonna wander down this road a ways. 
we are gonna find ourselves a spot , our own lover's hideaway. 
Come on boy get a move on, we ain’t got all day. 
Gonna  take the time to say, everything is gonna be OK. 
  

Cause it's you and me. 
Bluebirds singing on a window sill,  
got  us some time to kill.  
If we don't leave now we never will.  
Yes it's you and me. 
Two fish on the same old hook,  
Two lovers from a picture book,  
One look was all it took. 

Boat Named Love and Happiness 
K.McKrell ©2022 Thorntree Music BMI 

I see you when I close my eyes, 
when I lay me down to sleep. 
I see you in the morning light 
as the sun shines down on me. 
I see the love light burning bright, 
from your pretty eyes of blue. 
Yes I know I got a lot to learn 
when it comes to loving you. 

There is a full moon in the summer sky, 
just as big as all outdoors. 
It sparkles like a diamond bright, 
fresh from a diamond store. 
I wish that it was mine to give, 
cause I would put it in your hand. 
Then I would run and I’d tell everyone 
you are my girl and I’m your man. 

There is a story of a crooked man, 
who walked a crooked mile. 
He had a crooked way of talking, 
he wore a crooked little smile. 
But now I hear that he is going straight. 
Straight back home to you. 
If you’ll forgive him all his crooked ways 
Is  that is something you could do. 

There is a boat named love and happiness, 
out on the stormy sea. 
We never know which way the wind will blow, 
when it comes to you and me. 
We will face the storm together 
together hand in hand. 
As we will sail into forever 
That woman and this man.

I see you when I close my eyes,  
when I lay me down to sleep.  
I see you in the morning light  
as the sun shines down on me.  
I see the love light burning bright,  
from your pretty eyes of blue.  
Yes I know I got a lot to learn  
when it comes to loving you. 

Angel in the Moonlight 
K.McKrell © 2022 Thorntree Music BMI 

I heard an angel sing a song into the moonlight, 
In a voice I have never heard before nor since. 
It filled my night with magic and with wonder. 
I would give my life if I could only hear that song again. 

Chorus 
I have always been a hard case and a rover. 
Living rough and destined for a fall. 
If I could’ve changed my ways, 
I’d be there with you today. 
Instead I am searching for an angel   
to catch me when I fall. 

Mama told me that God would always love me. 
That forgiveness was a virtue, that lying was a sin. 
The truth is I have sinned, yes I’m on my knees again. 
Not even  Jesus can save me from the mess that I am in. 

I have always been a hard case and a rover. 
Living rough and destined for a fall. 
If I could’ve changed my ways, 
I’d be there with you today. 
Instead I am searching for an angel   
to catch me when I fall. 

So if you are out there won’t you  raise your hand to Jesus. 
If you  could  please give my Ma a call. 
Just tell her I’m with friends, what’s one more lie before the end . 
And tell her I have seen the angel, I have  heard that song again. 

I have always been a hard case and a rover. 
Living rough and destined for a fall. 
If I could’ve changed my ways, 
I’d be there with you today. 
Instead I am searching for an angel   
to catch me when i fall.

A Song And A Prayer 
John Kribs,John Kribs Music
All that I’ve got is a song and a prayer 
All that I need is to know I’ll get there 
And when I find that beautiful place 
I will lay myself down in holliest grace 

I left my poor family in 72 
I headed west I did, what I had to do. 
I followed that sunset I lost every dime 
Not making the grade, just killing time. 

All that I’ve got ,Is a song and a prayer 
All that I need ,is to know I’ll get there. 
And when I’ve found that beautiful place 
I will lay myself down in holiest grace. 

You have to do he said, what you have to do. 
You’re gonna be high sometimes, your gonna be blue. 
Cause living it ain’t easy, then there’s no doubt , 
that the sun will keep rising and blessings still count 
Chorus.

The Valentine Card 
K.McKrell © 2022 Thorntree Music BMI 

I bought a Valentine card down 
at the local five and dime. 
With a picture of a big red heart 
and a goofy old nursery rhythm. 
There is no way this Hallmark will ever do, 
So I’m gonna jot a few things down, 
lick a stamp, send my thoughts to you. 

I’m gonna kiss you on the cheek, 
soft as a feather from a humming bird. 
Your whispered words are the sweetest sounds 
I have ever heard. 
Gonna throw a coin in a fountain,
close my eyes and wish my dreams come true. 
That I will always and forever be with you. 

The clock on the wall 
ticks by in three quarter time. 
Sometimes I get a down right weary 
and a lonesome mind. 
So my heart took my brain 
and gave that boy a talkin’ to, 
Then my brain and my heart went ahead 
and wrote these words to you. 

Sure as the sun comes up 
sure as the moon goes down. 
Sure as this big old crazy world 
goes spinning round and round 
Sure as roses are red and violets are blue 
I will always and forever be with you. 

I’m gonna kiss you on the cheek, 
soft as a feather from a humming bird. 
Your whispered words 
are the sweetest sounds 
I have ever heard. 
Gonna throw a coin in a fountain 
close my eyes and wish my dreams come true. 
That I will always and forever be with you.

My Lady On The Mountain.  
K.McKrell ©2022 Thorntree Music BMI  

My lady on the mountain, 
she cries when I have to go away. 
My Lady on the mountain, 
she calls my name, she tries to make me stay. 
In her heart she knows the wind, 
that’s the way I’ve always been.   
She cries when I go away.  
She cries, she cries  
She cries, oh she cries. 
   
My lady dressed in silver, 
she is the sun on a summers day. 
My lady dressed in silver, 
the flowers they all turn their heads away.  
For they know their beauty can’t compare,  
To the summer sunlight in her hair.  
Tell me why did I go away.  
She cries, she cries, 
She cries, oh she cries. 
   
My Lady dressed in lavender, 
with the flowers of the mountain  in a chain. 
My lady dressed in lavender, 
Come morning’ I ‘ll be on that northbound train. 
She will never leave her mountain home ,  
it’s the only home she’s ever known.  
She cries when I go away.  
She cries,she cries. 
She cries, oh she cries 

A Simple Thing 
K.McKrell ©2022 Thorntree Music BMI 


There goes Mac and Suzy. 
Taking their last walk down by the sea. 
Closing the house for the season, 
the summer one more memory. 
50 years they've been out walking together, 
since that fine faithful day of I do. 
As  life of one thing and another flew by, 
the way that  life  often will do. 

They both knew as they walked by the seaside. 
A secret neither would say. 
They both knew that  Mac was  losing a step, 
he was slowly drifting away. 
Putting the car  keys away in the spoon drawer, 
leaving the stove on after making her tea. 
Suzy knew someday Mac would wake with a stranger, 
something that  she never wanted to be. 

Love it is a simple thing 
it can make you sing, 
It can make you dance. 
Sometimes love can make you blue, 
cause it was made for two. 
I will always love you. 

On nights after a bit to much vino, 
Suzy  would remember her dream. 
To Mac she would say, 
The Avenue des Champs-Élysées, 
Is where I have always wanted to be. 
To wander  8th Arrondissement, 
Oh Mac to waltz  by the Seine. 
We would would waltz 
like there would be no tomorrow my lad. 
Then tomorrow we  would do it again. 

Love it is a simple thing 
it can make you sing, 
It can make you dance. 
Sometimes love can make you blue, 
cause it was made for two. 
I will always love you. 

On a day Suzy will always remember with tears, 
Mac drifted away. 
The gleam in his eye, that last long goodbye, 
blew out his candle, He drifted away. 
Later that year of tear after tear, 
Suzy finally put Mac away. 
With his gold wedding band, 
in a recognizable hand was a note, 
that said "to my Suzy my dear. "
With that note was a ticket to Paris, 
 a ticket one way no return. 
It said please waltz with me, on the Champs-Élysées. 
I will always love you my Suzy, my dear. 

Love it is a simple thing 
it can make you sing, 
It can make you dance. 
Sometimes love can make you blue, 
cause it was made for two. 
I will always love you.