Songs​.​.​. with Repercussions

by Ronny Cox

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“Ronny Cox - Songs…. With Repercussions” is, more than anything else, about the absence of Mary. It is also a “studio” album, with tight and precise arrangements and vocal harmonies. I found a wonderful group of players in South Carolina: Danny Harlow, Susan Taylor and Cary Taylor, and have allowed them great latitude and encouragement in our approach to the tunes. My “Southwestern” sensibilities are always present, but there is also a distinct “Southern” feel to many of the tunes and that comes directly from them. I am extremely proud of this album.

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released January 1, 2009

PLAYERS
Ronny Cox-Lead Vocals/Guitar
Danny Harlow-Mandolin/Tenor Guitar/Background Vocals
Susan Taylor -Guitar/Banjo/Piano/Background Vocals
Cary Taylor-Bass/Nylon String Guitar/Harmonica/Background Vocals
Robert Bowlin-Violin/Piano/Gypsy Guitar
Tom Roady-Percussion
Wayne Manning-Bass Vocals
Susan, Danny and Cary

CREDITS
Produced by Ronny Cox & Danny Harlow
Co-Produced by Susan Taylor & Cary Taylor
Engineered & Mixed by Danny Harlow
Mastered by Charlie Pilzer at Airshow
Mastering, Springfield, VA
Recorded & Mixed at The Racket Factory, Cayce, SC
Cover Photo-Fred Greissing
Concert Photos-Neale Eckstein
Package Design by Suzanne Edmonson
Thanks to John M. & Keith Wechsler

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Track Name: The Water is Wide
The water is wide, I can't cross o'er
And neither have I wings to fly
Give me a boat that can carry two
And both shall row, my love and I

Oh love is gentle and love is kind
The sweetest flower when first it's new
but love grows old and waxes cold and fades away
like morning dew

There is a ship and she sails the sea
She's loaded deep as deep can be
But not as deep as the love I'm in
I know not how I sink or swim

The water is wide, I can't cross o'er
And neither have I wings to fly
Give me a boat that can carry two
And both shall row, my love and I
And both shall row, my love and I
Track Name: Grady
Grady walked the two miles into town most every day
With his funny jerky gait, it seemed he galloped all the way
With his baseball cap on backwards, he’d sail into the wind
He was always on the outside, we wouldn’t let him in

The boys down at the fillin’ station said that he was touched
He hid a grin behind his hand, he didn’t talk that much
Mama used to say “You kids, leave that poor man alone”
But we’d follow him and giggle, sayin’ “Grady, sing your song”

Chorus
Grady would dance for a penny
While he sang “Those Oklahoma Hills Where I Was Born”
I carry this picture of old Grady
Even thought it’s getting kind of worn
The edges are raged and torn

Grady roamed the alleys, it made some people mad
Was he peeking in their windows, seeing what they had
Lots of folk were sayin’ they should put that boy away
They thought he was liable to hurt someone someday

I remember the day it happened, I was comin’ home from school
The banker’s baby daughter had fallen in their pool
Grady saw it happen…he climbed the fence and he plunged right in
He saved her life but he gave his…he never learned to swim

Chorus

I wish you could have seen the funeral they had for old Grady
He even got his picture in the paper
My dad cut it out and gave it to me…said he was a hero

Chorus

The boys down at the fillin’ station said that he was touched
And he was, by God
Track Name: Santa Ana Winds
Some people say there’s nothin’ to it
Just hot sandy air blowin’ in
There’s a California reason … the only change in season
Known as the Santa Ana Winds

Most people talk like it was evil
They don’t understand what it’s all about
Almost too afraid of what it’s blowin’ in
To be thankful for what it’s blowin’ out
(chorus)
Maybe it’s the spirits of the Conquistadores
Coming back from long long ago
Or the Conestoga sailors that foundered in Death Valley
Only Santa Ana knows

They’re the mystery of Southern California
To some they’re beginnings … to some the end
But to me, they’re as real as this old horse I’m riding
Known as the Santa Ana Winds
(chorus)
They never die, they’re in the San Jacinto Mountains
Waitin’ with an ever watchful eye
If you listen in the evening on the sand down by the ocean
You can hear their distant cry
(chorus)
Maybe it’s the spirits of the Conquistadores
Coming back from long, long ago
Or the Conestoga sailors that foundered in Death Valley
Only Santa Ana knows
Only Santa Ana knows
I said… only Santa Ana knows
Track Name: Milkbone Underwear
When I walked in to work this morning, the boss was in my face
It ain’t my fault if Floyd screws up everything I delegate
If truth be known, he wants my job. He’s looking to move upstairs
Well, it’s a dog eat dog world out there
And it seems like I’m wearing Milkbone Underwear

I feel like a mailman sloshin’ through the rain
Instead of water pourin’ down, it’s rainin’ Gravy Train
I’m just a big ol’ friendly pup and there’s pit bulls everywhere
Well, it’s a dog eat dog world out there
And it seems like I’m wearin’ Milkbone Underwear

Linda Lu said she wanted me home by six.. the boss said overtime
I missed the fourth anniversary of our third date and when I rolled in at nine
Linda Lu had my steak in Fido’s dish… she was pointin’ at his pillow downstairs
Well, it’s a dog eat dog world out there
And it seems like I’m wearin’ Milkbone Underwear

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