Thinking of Ginger

©Vaughan Hoy 2013

New girl moved in across the road yesterday
Didn’t see her dad he must be away

Skinny wild thing with red hair
Runnin round like she don’t got a care
Wild wild as can be
Don’t see me in her magnolia tree

I see her riding her horse through the olive grove
Stealing oranges from the farmer across the road

Ginger’n me swapping secrets in her magnolia tree
Riding bare back to the river and being free

Sittin on the porch in the dark
Making promises we don’t believe
Heat of the day at night comes undone
Love has no words on the run

Whittle it in wood
Speak it if you could
Leave some things undone
Love has no words on the run

Touching stars together
Stray words floating away
Stealing thoughts from each other
Listening at night to crickets in the park

Whittle it in wood
Speak it if you could
Leave some things undone
Love has no words on the run

Ginger’n me swapping secrets in her tree




LITERATURE

Hey Little Honey

©Vaughan Hoy 2014

Hey little honey
How are you today
The suns up early
Shining away

The birds are singing
And the creek is runnin'
Dews on the grass
And the kettles a hummin'

I love you in the morning
And all through the day
And I just can't stand it
When your so far away

Love comes heavy
And love comes soft
And hope and good times
Is what keeps us aloft

Your flowers are out
All over the garden
I put breakfast on yer' table
In beggin' your pardon

Hey little darlin'
I see you standing on the stair
So beautiful in your nighty
I forgot I had a care

Love comes heavy
And love comes soft
And hope and good times
Is what keeps us aloft

I hope you find peace
And I hope you find joy
And we'll keep the candles burning
All around our boy

The cats are in the yard
A breeze through the trees
Honey suckle is everywhere
And all full of bees

Hey little honey
How are you today
The suns up early
Shining away

I work hard and long
All day
And git small dollars
In corporation pay

I wanted to buy you
A diamond ring
But life takes too much
Of my everything

Love comes heavy
And love comes soft
And hope and good times

Is what keeps us aloft




LITERATURE

Goin' To The Woods (for David)

©Vaughan Hoy 2014

Goin' to the woods with you today
Hummingbird said it's the first of May
Leaving Church barefoot along the tracks
Picking up coal getting our whites black

Hey I'm thinking of you now it's been so long
Hey I'm thinking of you now I can still hear the songs

Runnin' through the wood sheds at the mill
I can smell and hear it still
Jumpin' from the barn roof into the hay
Swimmin' and fishin' at the dam all day

Hey I'm thinking of you now it's been so long
Hey I'm thinking of you now I can still hear the songs

I hear, I hear, I hear you sayin', you sayin', you sayin' wait for me
I hear, I hear, I hear you sayin', you sayin', you sayin' wait for me

Left for America and you and Ma behind
Settled on the West Coast thought it'll be fine
Looking back could've been different somehow
The stories what it is change won't allow

Hey I'm thinking of you now it's been so long
Hey I'm thinking of you now I can still hear the songs

Goin' to the woods with you today
Hummingbird said it's the first of May
Leaving Church barefoot along the tracks
Picking up coal getting our whites black

Hey I'm thinking of you now it's been so long
Hey I'm thinking of you now I can still hear the songs

Old crow on the fence I am
Old crow on the fence I am
Old crow on the fence I am




LITERATURE