One Room At Night

 

He earned a blue ribbon

Pinned it up inside

Down to dirt livin'

Workin' outside

 

Eighty years raisin'

Her children comin' first

Kinda unhandy

But no disgrace bein' poor

 

            I heard 'em prayin' and cryin'

            In the broad daylight

            What can you say, What can you say

            In one room at night

 

A mountain made o' backbones

And bottom land all mine

A deep well's good water

'til the end of time

 

 

            I heard 'em prayin' and cryin'

            In the broad daylight

            What can you say, What can you say

            In one room at night

 

The prize ain't the money

Sized up ;in your hand

Hold a clean mem'ry

Keep a good close friend

 

(Chorus)

(Chorus)

 

In one room at night

In one room at night

In one room at night

 

 

                                                                        Malcolm Holcombe

                                                                        © l993, Purple Girl Music/BMI