Always on My Mind

from by Roger Hoover

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I was on the Morning Star and I just pulled into town.
Whenever I meet with a deck of cards I lay my money down.
I hadn’t been in Escanaba many more weeks than three
when I fell in love with a pretty little girl who fell in love with me.

Like winter thinks of spring; evening turns to dawn.
I hear the brass bells ring and I must be moving on.
You’re always on my mind.

I threw a Jack of Diamonds when I overheard her say,
“I move about the night and have never seen the day.”
She took me to the cabin. Led me by my hand.
And whispered in my ear, “I love a steamboat man
Like winter thinks of spring; evening turns to dawn.
I hear the brass bells ring and I must be moving on.
You’re always on my mind.”

She’s just as good a light was ever carried,
just as good a light was ever shown,
of all the women I could have married,
she’s just as good a woman I’ve ever known.

And now I am the captain. The Morning Star’s my own.
Pile on the coal boys we must be going home,
back to our wives and children through a raging storm.

Like winter thinks of spring; evening turns to dawn.
I hear the brass bells ring and I must be moving on.
You’re always on my mind.

credits

from Pastures, released September 30, 2016
Roger Hoover - vocals, acoustic guitar, slide guitar
Kevin Martinez - upright bass
Ryan Foltz - trumpet, backing vocals

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Over the past 15 years, songwriter/guitarist Roger Hoover has been preaching the gospel of traditional American music to a growing group of devoted fans by keeping one foot in what Greil Marcus describes as the “old, weird America” and another foot firmly planted in the now.. ... more

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