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This is a song written by the davisamericas waaaay back. Any farther, and we would have had to dig into our tin types to find the appropriate photo. Jack wrote these lyrics, and I remember when I played my music to him I asked if it sounded all right. He said “Yeah, if you play it like that,” so I probably had made several attempts before it met his approval. He gave me the go ahead for this post, so I believe I’ve remained true to his initial hand stamp. But then, how could he resist Ed’s (sloparts) magnificent guitars in this? When I pulled this down from the shelf, it had Ed written all over it. Our Arkansas friend also provided the mixing here. A superb job as well. Thank you Ed. This is me (davisamerica2) on guitar and lead vocals and harmony, Jack (davisamerica) on drums, and Ed (sloparts) on all other guitars and harmony. Hope everyone enjoys it. Peace. Terry.
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Please Help

I can’t go on like this much longer
I can’t decide, and I can’t hide
I’ve got to find some far and quiet shelter
Inside somebody’s arms to keep me alive

So please help. Don’t let me go alone
Coz I’ve been outside, and it’s so damn cold
Please help. Show me the shelter
Take me inside. Don’t let me go

I do believe to each there is someone
A coin in the palm, and the other side
But, you know that I’ve been alone, adrift for some time now
So you must forgive when I cry inside

And please help. Don’t let me go alone
Coz I’ve been outside, and it’s so damn cold
Please help. Show me the shelter
Take me inside. Don’t let me go
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Uploaded: Dec 30, 2010 - 08:57:53 AM
Last Updated: Dec 30, 2010 - 09:45:02 AM Last Played: Mar 24, 2017 - 06:43:38 PM
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Feter said 2522 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
Please Help
welcome to Dixie ...man you are the best and you brought two great Gentlemen with you they are the best ...wonderful song and collaboration ...golden all I can say ....kudos to all !!!!!
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davisamerica2 said 2521 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
Glad you stopped by for the listen, Feter
....and for the kind words. Yeah, Jack and Ed never fail to enrich a tune.
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Roxylee said 2522 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
Oh, yeah
This is my theme song for this winter. I'm downloading this. Singing along will makes it easier when I'm stuck inside and the cold wind is piling drifts up against my front door. Lively, peppy, just what the doctor ordered. Lyrics by Jack to winter by. Perfect Ed guitar to make the mood light. Terry's voice always great. Thanks, guys!
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davisamerica2 said 2521 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
Thanks Roxy
We'll try to keep you supplied with firewood this winter. I'll bet you can throw a log or two our way too. I should have something for you to take a look at pretty soon here. T
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jdholliday said 2522 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
Well done guys!
Love it! Everything about it! Great production of 3 great talents and 3 great guys!
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davisamerica2 said 2521 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
Thanks for the comments JD
These guys could have made Tiny Tim (Tip Toe....) rock out. I'm not throwing anything away while these guys are around. Peace. Terry
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alackbass said 2522 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
Please Help
This place needed some authentic sounding outlaw country! Well done gents!
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davisamerica2 said 2521 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
Glad you liked it Andrew
Ed's holed up purt near to Ft Smith, Arkansas. Isn't that where Judge Parker's (the Hangin' Judge) court was? Thanks for the comments.
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egobandit said 2522 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
Allright
Twang a lang a ding dong! I wanna go two steppin ! YOu guys are too good shit this is good! Excellent leading oh btw the photo is classic I miss those days!
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davisamerica2 said 2521 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
Thanks ego
Abby goes two-steppin'. Can she dance to this, I wonder? And yes, those were the days, when we had more hair on our head than in our ears! Thanks for the kind comments. T
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davisamerica said 2522 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
lol
you got us upright!
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davisamerica2 said 2521 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
Great photo, brother
Yeah, I had a little trouble sizing it at first. Finally got it right. Looks like we got another one to fly, Jack.
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Loob said 2521 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
Love it!
Mom and Dad listened to this stuff as I gew up so I have a fond place in my heart for it! Very nicely done!
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davisamerica2 said 2521 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
Thanks for the listen, Loob
Yeah, this genre will always be around, and I'm glad. You never want to pull up your roots. Really glad you liked it. T
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KCsGROOVE said 2521 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
good song, guys!
Fine playing and singing here!
With Ed you're in good hands! :-)
Great to hear the steelguitar!
Dig it!
KC
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davisamerica2 said 2521 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
Thanks Cees
Yep, Ed never disappoints. That guitar is really sweet! Jack and I were just blown away.
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ShadowofNine said 2521 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
Classic
Goodness, Bravo to yu all.luv the harmonies...
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davisamerica2 said 2520 days ago (December 31st, 2010)
Thanks for the accolades Shadow
I could have searched all day for these harmonies and never have found them. Ed is a natural at this. This is my second opportunity to sing with him. It's great!
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magnatone said 2521 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
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this is wonderful - so are those cute boys on the cover! congrats to the 3 of you!
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davisamerica2 said 2520 days ago (December 31st, 2010)
Thanks Karen
Glad you liked it. Those boys, I'm sad to report, grew up to be big boys.
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papag said 2521 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
Are you kidding me?
This tune is some classic country action. Loved it.

Thanks for the dl :)
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davisamerica2 said 2520 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
I'm glad it was a keeper
I'd like to do more of this, and Ed's the man to walk me through it. He and the DA's appreciate your comments.
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mrattue said 2521 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
Outlaws or In-laws?
Nicely put together, really enjoyable listen, fun for all the family!

Trips along somewhat against the mood of the lyrics, or maybe the singer is very certain that his request is shortly going to be granted and it's all sung with a nod and a wink?

Hope things go your way in the New Year!


Marc
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davisamerica2 said 2520 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
Thanks Marc
Yes, I try to be optimistic in all my requests. And I'll happily sing "and it's so darn cold" for any overly sensitive families. Happy New Year, and thanks for the kind words. T
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awigze said 2521 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
Oh my...
Not only do I enjoy this, this is an essential song. I am insanely jealous that I was not involved in this... no, not sax, but mando... - but then I am not really a mandolin player, but its just my way of saying I love love love this song. It is superb in so many ways. I imagined sitting at the Ryman Auditorium on one of those hard back seats, not caring about anything in the world but this song! I am blown away. Ed done good... and the whole America Family done good too.
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davisamerica2 said 2520 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
Oh wow!
When I read your comment, Andy, I slapped my forehead and said "I coulda' had a V-8." Wish I would have thought of you and your mando. It would have fit very nicely in this. Thanks for the encouragement, from all of us. T
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scofugate said 2521 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
Great ONE!!!!
The sounds of home....Love it guys!!
NICE!!!
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davisamerica2 said 2520 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
Your where my roots are Scott
Loved doing this song! Thanks for the listen and comments.
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dave_b said 2521 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
Please Help
Excellent work around. A well structured song. Vocs/harmonies are right on. The guitar fills and lead breaks are first rate.
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davisamerica2 said 2520 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
Thanks for tuning in.
Glad you liked the vocs and guitar. We appreciate the comments.
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slopartner said 2521 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
Please Help
I seem to break out singing this song all the time lately! I love it and of course being the other half of SLOPARTS, I REALLY NEED THE HELP! Love it ... right up there w/Abby's Gotta Dance!
davisamerica2 said 2520 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
Hope you get your help Jeannie
I'm really glad I brought this one to Ed. It was right up his alley. Jack and I probably would have missed the necessary flavor needed here. Peace and Happy New Year. Terry
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PeterB7858 said 2521 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
Country AND Western
Had me from the opening guitar riffs. It was great to get a dose of both country AND western for New Year's Eve (down under time). Loved the peddle steel and the relaxed vocals and harmonies. D/L'ed. Thanks, Peter.
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davisamerica2 said 2520 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
Thanks Peter
I could easily get hooked on this style. I don't know if I could ever get my guitar to make these sounds, but Ed has been generous with his help.
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sloparts said 2521 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
This was a fun song to be a part of.
Thanks for letting me "add to the mix" Terry and Jack. It's an awesome bit of song writing that deserved to be brought out into the light of day and allowed to shine.

I absolutely love the artwork, it takes me back to a time when I was playing my heart out every night and loving it. What a fun collab this has been for me.

Ed
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davisamerica2 said 2520 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
Glad you were a part of it Ed
Still sitting on a couple of your tunes that I want to get started on. It's always a joy and a learning experience. Peace. Terry
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damiengh said 2521 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
Auth-th-th-then-ticity
Ah-bedee Ah-bedee Auth-th-th-then-ticity! Aw Shucks, you just put me in a nice warm place with this one.

Loved the way you recorded this one. Something about it reminds me of that kind of Folk/Country cross-over stuff that came out of the hootenanny days.

Beautiful tune for these cold nights. Can imagine listening through one of them old time radios next to the fireplace.
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davisamerica2 said 2520 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
I'm glad it had that effect, Damien
This whole production was pretty relaxed and unhurried. It just kind of fell into place. T
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RAVENS said 2521 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
Very Cool
What a great tune, and pic too! Okay, so who is who up there? Wonderful vocals, lyrics, music & mix. You guys all did a terrific job on this collab!

RAVEN ;-)
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davisamerica2 said 2520 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
Glad you stopped by Dani
The vocals and harmonies developed in a slightly different turn from the song's inception. Ed's harmonies were a fresh feel for me. Like the pic? A blast from the past. That's me (Terry) on the left, and Jack on the right. Politically, we're out of place.
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BirdmanWayne94 said 2521 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
What a...
... soulful voice you got, Sir Terry! Great contribution from Sloparts and davisamerica. I'm really liking the atmosphere here. A quality country song... something we're missing in modern music. Thanks for the good time! :)
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davisamerica2 said 2520 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
Really glad you liked the vocals Yeman
Yeah, these two..... I'm definitely keeping their numbers handy. I hope to do more with them real soon. T
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guygrooves said 2520 days ago (December 31st, 2010)
If I was...
five extra arms.... I would give this 5 thumbs up!!
Peace
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davisamerica2 said 2520 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
I like that!
Thanks, Guy, for your enthusiastic approval. I hope we can give you more in the future. Peace. Terry
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Demeter7 said 2520 days ago (December 31st, 2010)
You know
I am not a country girl so to say I liked this is saying a lot. Very sweet vocals with appropriate back up and more bluegrass folk lilt so I can find some affection for it. Thanks.
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davisamerica2 said 2520 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
Thanks Char
This originated with a more bluegrass feel, and it blended nicely with what Ed had to contribute. We appreciate your kind words. Have a happy day, and new year to boot.
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Bob Rodgers said 2519 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
Lovely song
reminds me of The Eagles, great country song, some fine writing here Jack with great vocals and harmonies Terry.
Love the guitar contribution from Ed to complete this excellent collab.
Very much enjoyed and thanks for the download.

Bob
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davisamerica2 said 2518 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
Thanks for downloading our song, Bob
I hope it continues to be a listening pleasure for you. The Eagles may very well had been an influence here. I love collabing with these guys. Great talents. Hope to do more with you too. And thanks for the kind words. Peace. Terry
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Alannah said 2518 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
I am so luvvin ....
... that sweater vest Terry .... oh right the song ... very nicely done guys ! OH MAN I am so glad I bought some real boots while I was in Texas .... this one makes me wanna put em on and go dancing now .... hmmm seems to me I bought a hat also while I was there .... very pro sounding mix !!!!
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davisamerica2 said 2518 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
Thanks Alannah
Slip on them boots and scoot. Show them how we really move across the cattle trails. Glad you liked this. That kid with the sweater vest is our good friend Jack, who holds the coin in his palm. We had to spend some time on Slopart's Dude Ranch to do this song right. Glad you stopped in. T
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tempie said 2518 days ago (January 3rd, 2011)
fantastic
man you guys have that 70's folk rock thing down, great tune, love the lead on this. really going to enjoy this, thanks for the DL.
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davisamerica2 said 2517 days ago (January 4th, 2011)
Glad it's a keeper, Craig
I'm loving Ed's lead guitar on this too. Thanks for the comments. T
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echoroom said 2517 days ago (January 4th, 2011)
The word that springs to mind...
... is 'jaunty' Lovely playing, great vocal and my toe cannot stop tapping!
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davisamerica2 said 2517 days ago (January 4th, 2011)
Jaunty and toe tapping, that sounds good to me.
We appreciate your taking a listen, Steve, and for your comments. I hope to bring you more with these two talented guys. Peace. Terry
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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 2517 days ago (January 4th, 2011)
help
sounds slick and well executed. cheeky guiatr playing. cheers graham
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davisamerica2 said 2517 days ago (January 4th, 2011)
Thanks for stopping by Graham
Glad you liked this tune. Lot's of fun working with these guys.
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VicDiesel said 2517 days ago (January 4th, 2011)
be true to your roots
or at least play like you are.

I like this. It's about as country as they come. And if you play this when there is a dance floor near I'll be happy to two-step to it.
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davisamerica2 said 2517 days ago (January 4th, 2011)
Lots of this stuff in Austin.
I'm sure you've purchased a good pair of "scoot boots" by now, Victor. Maybe we'll bring this out at the the next Texas MacJam. Thanks for the comments. Peace. Terry
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apb said 2517 days ago (January 4th, 2011)
Well ...
.. we can be thankful those zig-zag tank-tops haven't come back (yet) ;o) Really solid country & western tune, well sung and arranged and mixed: where's the bass? Who forgot the bass guitar? I ask you .. sheesh ;o). Love that slide Ed- congrats on a fine collab gents.
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davisamerica2 said 2517 days ago (January 4th, 2011)
Thanks Alan
This is an old tune, and IT made it back. Make space in your closet. Those tank-tops will return. Glad you liked this, and we appreciate your comments. T
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Sigmund said 2516 days ago (January 4th, 2011)
Please Help
This is a great song, but what I really like about it, is it is different - a gen-U-wine old style country tune, and you did it really well. Great vocals and harmonies. Music is solid, and Ed, that's some sweet guitaring going on - I love that solo at the end of the tune - very cool. Enjoyed this one - twice! Thanks!
Sig
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davisamerica2 said 2513 days ago (January 7th, 2011)
Thanks for checking us out, Sig
Ed was a natural for this. Glad you saw a freshness in this tune. The old works best when you can apply a new twist. Peace. Terry
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jiguma said 2499 days ago (January 22nd, 2011)
I like this a lot!
Great tune, well sung and played - a big load of kudos to Ed for those guitars! Reminds me of some early Dead, but tighter ;) Sorry I'm late, I'm in catch-up mode.
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davisamerica2 said 2497 days ago (January 23rd, 2011)
Glad you stopped by Neil
Yeah, love Ed's guitars in this. I don't have many of these songs, but this man is perfect for them. Thanks for the kind words. Terry
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Moviz said 2282 days ago (August 27th, 2011)
What a fantastic
recording this is.... great song, vocals, harmonies' and those guitars... sorry i missed this when it was posted.... excellent collab, M
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davisamerica2 said 2100 days ago (February 24th, 2012)
Glad you took a listen, Maurice.
I really enjoyed working with Ed, on this. It was right up his alley. Great musician! Thanks for the kind words. T
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davisamerica said 1936 days ago (August 6th, 2012)
we never
sounded better bro ....
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davisamerica2 said 1936 days ago (August 6th, 2012)
Here's proof, Jack
This stuff still works. Gotta get busy again. I must have rusted up in mid-swing. What did the Tin Man say? "Oil can!"
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debmac said 945 days ago (April 25th, 2015)
Please Help (with DA#1 and SloParts
Felt right at home listening to the first sound of the guitars..."Ed's (sloparts) magnificent guitars!"and of course..wanted to dance lol...I'm beginning to hear that signature sound that other MJer's are talking about, Ed's....it's here too in your song collab Terry and Jack...gotta say, great song, nice delivery, and thanks so much for sharing your talents, and for the d/l!!
Cheers
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