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The Hellfire Kid Ė Part I

Heís the best there is heís the hellfire kid
The preacherís son with a smoking gun
Heís a saint and a sinner a lover and a winner
Heís ice and fire truth and desire
Heís the best there is heís the hellfire kid
Heís the thorn in the crown the nail and the hammer
The spear and the blood but he ainít no good
Heís the hellfire kid the preacherís son with a smoking gun
The ghost in the wire the book and the sword the bell and the candle
The hangmanís noose the axe that falls.
Heís the best there is heís the hellfire kid
Heís wasted days and lonely nights
Heís the scream in the dream when the moon shines bright
Heís the bat in the belfry the blood in the needle
Heís the best there is heís the hellfire kid
The preacherís son with the smoking gun.

The Hellfire Kid. Lyrics Roy E Edwards
Copyright © Blue Skull Music 1975
Written for the punk/rock band The Razorblades Ė circa 1975

The Hellfire Kid Ė Part II

Heís the best there is heís the hellfire kid
The preacherís son with the smoking gun
The singing wire in the hedonistís fire
The drowning man in the raging flood.
Heís the locust wind the fever man
Coughing blood and all thatís good.
Heís the best there is heís the hellfire kid
the preacherís son with the smoking gun.
Heís the jewel in the sky the fire in the eye of a fly.
Heís the mist in the trees the dew in the grass
The colour in the sky (and ) all that you ask.
Heís a prayer in the mind the curse and the knife.
Heís a stone in your shoe the sun in your head.
Heís the best there is heís the hellfire kid
The preacherís son with the smoking gun.
Heís the Judas of love pain in the heart
Sin in the soul and all thatís dark.
Heís the sun in the morning the warm summer wind
Hope in the fear when nothing goes right
Heís the best there is heís the hellfire kid
The preacherís son with the smoking gun.

The Hellfire Kid Ė Part II. Lyrics Roy E Edwards
Copyright © Blue Skull Music 1975
Written for the punk/rock band The Razorblades Ė circa 1975

Tyburnís Tree (Folk Song)
Ode to Black Jack Smith. 1798

O Death, gather my bones lay the shroud oíer me
O Death, Iíll go no more aí roaming
Down by the river where the wild roses grow,
Nor taste the sweetness of my true loveís lips.
O Death, the moor stands whiteíd beneath the moon
the hills pale shadows beyond.
I am to hang from Tyburnís tree
My true love Iíll not see again.
I stole the rich manís silver with a pistol in my hand.
I sold my soul for sixpence to buy my love ribbon and lace
O Death, am I forgiven?
Will God love me when Iím dead?
Or will my ghost wander lost and alone, just like the preacher said?
A thief, a thief, a thief is taken to hang from Tyburnís tree.
O Death, Iím all afeared and trembling.
O Death, my companion be.
O Death, do not desert me,
Not here at Tyburnís tree.

Tyburnís Tree - Lyrics Roy E Edwards
Copyright © Blue Skull Music 1966
Folk song written for the Windy Hollow Ramblers Ė circa 1966

Mary Donít You Weep

Hey Mary donítícha weep for me
Your son ainít a coming a for to set me free
Oh yea Ė oh yea ----
Hey Jesus where you bin
Iím a three time loser wonít you come on in
Hey hey Ė Hey hey ----
Hey Mary the devil caught me
Iím a seven times sinner canít shake him free
Hey hey Ė Hey hey ----
Hey Mary donítcha weep for me
Your son ainít a coming for to set me free
Hey Jesus where you bin
Iím an eight times sinner wonít you come on in
Oh yea Ė oh yea ----
Hey Jesus where you bin
Iím sittiní here drowning in sin
Hey Mary have mercy on me
Iím an eight times sinner trying to make it ten
Oh yea Ė oh yea ----
Hey Mary donítcha weep for me
Your son ainít a coming for to set me free
Hey hey Ė Hey hey ----
Hey Jesus I believe in you
(but) ole man Smokey got a hold on me
Hey Mary donítcha weep for me hey hey
The devil got hold canít shake him free hey hey
Hey Jesus come on in hey hey
Iím waitiní for you hey hey
Iím an eight time sinner trying to make it ten
Oh yea Ė oh yea ----
Hey Mary where you bin
Oh yea Ė oh yea ----
Hey Mary donítcha weep for me
Repeat chorus

Mary Donít You Weep - Lyrics Roy E Edwards
Copyright © Blue Skull Music 1972
Written for the Blue Beat Band/Rock Steady Ė circa 1972

Steam Hammer Blues

Shiver-n-shake itís Rattlesnake Jake
Am a steam hammer baby pounding inside your head
Cause you just might remember somethiní else I said
Am a locomotive baby, pounding down your track
Cause you just might remember,
Guess you know I wonít be back.
Am a steam hammer baby pounding down your track,
So come on baby, come on,
Shiver-n-shake with old rattlesnake Jake.

Steam Hammer Blues - Lyrics Roy E Edwards
Copyright © Blue Skull Music 1968
Written for The Memphis Blues Shakers Ė circa 1968

High School Rock

W-e-ee we was a rockiní aní a boppiní
Strolliní aní a hoppiní till we couldnít rock no more
Heard that bell, began to yell
Donít want no school no more
W-e-ee we was a rockiní aní a boppiní aní a hoppiní
All across the classroom floor
Said I ainít believiní ainít even screaminí
Bout them books no more.

High School Rock - Lyrics Roy E Edwards
Copyright © Blue Skull Music 1981
Written for Rock-A Billy Band Ė Larry Bones & The Stompers Ė circa 1981

Empty Head Blues

Well ma days are kind of lonely aní ma nights are shades of blue
Guess am losing you baby aní ah ainít sure what to do
Got those empty head blues, walkiní through the sole of ma shoes
Lord I wish I could remember just what I was going to do
Got the empty head blues baby, empty head blues for you
Lordy lord got those empty head blues baby
Walkiní through the soles of ma shoes.

Empty Head Blues - Lyrics Roy E Edwards
Copyright © Blue Skull Music 1969
Written for Barrelhand Friday Ė circa 1969

Oh Johnny
1st verse only

Oh Johnny Johnny Iím running too
Johnny Johnny I love you
Johnny Johnny Iím running too Ė oh Johnny.
Fell in love beneath a summer sky
With a stranger passing by Ė oh Johnny.
You got your troubles I got mine
Donít cha know things will work out fine?
Johnny love me take my summer heart
Hold me close say weíll never part
Johnny love me take my summer heart Ė oh Johnny
Johnny Johnny I love you
Johnny Johnny Iím running too
Oh Johnny.

Oh Johnny - Lyrics Roy E Edwards
Copyright © Blue Skull Music 1966
Written for Cindy Lace & The Velvets Ė circa 1966

Zion (Going Home)

Going home to Zion
Goiní home to Zion, Lord I know it wonít be long
Goiní home to Zion, back home where I belong
Goiní home to Zion, Lord I know it wonít be long
Tired of all this fussiní aní a figtiní in a place I donít belong
Tired of shakiní aní a throwiní them ole devilís rolling bones
Yea Iím goiní home to Zion, Lord I know it wonít be long
Goiní home to Zion
Lord please take me home
Tired of fussiní aní a fightin in a place I donít belong
Tired of fussiní aní a fighting them ole devilís rolling bones.

Zion - Lyrics Roy E Edwards
Copyright © Blue Skull Music 1975
Written for Pearly Gate & The Heaven Busters Ė circa 1975

Are You Deceiving Me
1st verse only

Are you deceiving me, is there something I should know
Are you trying to make me go, are you deceiving me
Is there something on your mind, you treat me so unkind
Are you deceiving me.

Are You Deceiving Me - Lyrics Roy E Edwards
Copyright © Blue Skull Music 1967
Written for The Hillman Country Singers Ė circa 1967

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