The Stone Poneys (1967)

Lyrics as performed by
the Stone Poneys
(featuring Linda Ronstadt)



Sweet Summer Blue and Gold
If I were You
Just a Little Bit of Rain
Bicycle Song (Soon Now)
Orion
Wild About My Lovin'
Back Home
Meredith (On My Mind)
Train and the River
All the Beautiful Things
2:10 Train
Sweet Summer Blue and Gold

written by Robert Kimmel & Ken Edwards

Look out your window
The rain is turning into snow
So the time has come you know
You must decide to stay or go

Oh how you love me
Sweet summer blue and gold
Will you stay with me
Long winters gray and cold

Go love, open up the door
You'll see the winds aren't warm anymore
The birds we heard all summer long
Were chased away by winter storm

Oh how you love me
Sweet summer blue and gold
Will you stay with me
Long winters gray and cold

Tell me with just a word
If you're going to stay, love
We'll wait the winter out
And when summer comes we'll play, love

Oh how you love me
Sweet summer blue and gold
Will you stay with me
Long winters gray and cold

If I Were You

written by Robert Kimmel & Ken Edwards

If I were you
I'd be happy just knowing that 
Somebody loved me
If I were you
I'd be sad that somebody was 
Lonely without me
If I were You
I know just what I would do
I'd fall in love too

If I were you
I'd have been in love all along
And for a song I'd just up and leave
Everything that I had behind
I wouldn't mind it
If I were you
I know just what I would do
I'd fall in love too

I believe 
A love like mine
Just can't be taken lightly
And in time it will win you over
You will see
That my love won't wither like the others
You're never going to get a better offer

If I were you
Then I wouldn't cry all the time
I'd open my eyes and I would see
There is someone so in love with me
That's all that I need
If I were you
I know just what I would do
I'd fall in love too

Just a Little Bit of Rain

written by Fred Neil

If I should leave you
Please try to remember the good times
Warm days filled with sunshine
And just a little bit of rain

And if you look back
Please try to forget all the bad times
The lonely blue and sad times
And just a little bit of rain
Just a little bit of rain

And if I look back
You know I'll remember the good times
Warm days filled with sunshine
And just a little bit of rain
Just a little bit of rain
Just a little bit of rain

Bicycle Song (Soon Now)

written by Robert Kimmel & Ken Edwards

Soon now
I'm gonna tell the people in the streets
And set 'em dancin'
Soon now I'm gonna tell the whole world
I'm in love
Soon now I'm gonna write a letter home
And tell my mother
Soon now I'm gonna tell the whole world
I'm in love

I'm in love with you
And the world is new
It feels so good to be alive
I'm in love I can't keep the news inside
Soon now I'm gonna go walkin' through the trees
And talkin' to the flowers
Soon now I'm gonna tell the whole world
I'm in love

All of my life I was lonely
Nobody cared 
Nobody loved me
Now that you're here
I'm always happy happy happy
Soon now I'm gonna tell all of my friends
And they'll go party
Soon now I'm gonna tell the whole world
I mean the whole world
I mean the whole world
I'm in love

Orion

written by Tom Campbell

Orion look down
Look down here please
Tell me how much
How much will it cost me
What kind of coin
What pretty pretty penny
Tell me how long
How long will my trial be
How long will it be?

Pollux and Castor
Old twin brothers
Tell me if he's
If he's just like all the others
Without the words
That others have heard
Tell me how long
How long will my trial be
How long will it be?

Seven sisters
I want you to say
What will the price be
And just what will I pay
Tell me how soon
In what empty room
Tell me, tell me how long
How long will my trial be
How long will it be?

Orion look down
Look down here please
Tell me how much
How much will it cost me
What kind of coin
What pretty pretty penny
Tell me, tell me how long
How long will my trial be
How long will it be?

Wild About My Lovin'

Traditional, adapted by Linda Ronstadt, Bob Kimmel, Ken Edwards

Listen here people now
I'm about to sing my song
Well I'm going to St. Louis
And I won't be long
'Cause I'm wild about my lovin'
And I like to have my fun
If you want to be a regular girl of mine babe
Bring it with you when you come

I'm crying sergeant
Sergeant please
Well the women 'round here
Won't let me see no peace
'Cause I'm wild about my lovin'
And I like to have my fun
If you want to be a regular girl of mine babe
Bring it with you when you come

Oh well I ain't the ice man
And I ain't the ice man's son but baby
I can keep you cool until the ice man comes
'Cause I'm wild about my lovin'
I like to have my fun
If you want to be my girl babe
Bring it with you when you come
 
Oh well I ain't the grocery man
I ain't his son but baby
I can give you everything you need until he comes
'Cause I'm wild about my lovin'
I like to have I like to have I like to have
I like to have my fun
If you want to be my girl babe
Bring it with you when you come

Well, well, well hello Mr. Fancy Dan
I've been in Washington D.C.
Well I've been gonna call you all night long
To tell you that my baby's gone from me

Now I'm wild about my lovin'
And I like to have my fun woah-oh
Bring it with you when you come

Hello Central
What's wrong with your line
Well I'm trying to get in touch
With that sweet girl of mine
'Cause I'm wild about my lovin'
And I like to have my fun
If you want to be a regular girl of mine babe
Bring it with you 

If you want to be a regular girl of mine babe
Bring it with you when you come


Back Home

written by Kenneth Edwards

The grass it seems greener since I saw it last
New beauty keeps springing from out of my past
These old things seem so good to me
And you most of all
And you most of all

The day that I left here this place seemed so wrong
Saw many just like it all summer long
I thought of you, not someone new
It's here I belong
I was sure you'd be gone

It doesn't matter where I went
I don't regret the time I spent
The things I learnt just brought me back to you

Here I stand in your doorway and what will you do
The best I can hope for is that you'll want me too
I took the chance of losing you
And it's you that I found, and me

Meredith (On My Mind)

written by Robert Kimmel & Kenneth Edwards

When the sun comes up and I awake
I think of you
When I walk out to meet the day
I think of you
When the morning wind is in my face
I think of you
And you're on my mind
On my mind
And you're on my mind all the time

When the sun gets high and heals the day
I think of you
When the air is still and the earth ablaze
I think of you
When the shadows stretch and start to fade
I think of you
And you're on my mind
On my mind
And you're on my mind all the time

When the sun gets low and the day gets cold
I think of you
When the evening winds rise up and blow
I think of you
In the nights of silver black and gold
I think of you
And you're on my mind
On my mind
And you're on my mind all the time

When the sun gets low and the day gets cold
I think of you
When the evening winds rise up and blow
I think of you
In the nights of silver black and gold
I think of you
And you're on my mind
On my mind
And you're on my mind all the time

Train and the River

written by Robert Kimmel & Kenneth Edwards

I remember long ago dear
We used to walk barefoot hand in hand
We were young and so in love then
Time never entered in our plans

But now it rolls on like a train and the river
In a new place every day
Time rolls on like a train and the river
Carrying our lives away

Looking back on all that we've done
It seems that we haven't done much at all
And up ahead there's so much left
And so little time to do it all
 
And time is rolling on like a train and the river
In a new place every day
Time is rolling on like a train and the river
Carrying our lives away

Today's sadness
Tomorrow's madness
There's nowhere to run
And nowhere to fall
In a minute your chance is given
So forget your future once and for all

For time is rolling on like a train and the river
In a new place every day
Time rolls on like a train and the river
Carrying our lives away

Time rolls on like a train and the river
In a new place every day
Time rolls on like a train and the river
Carrying our lives away

All the Beautiful Things

written by Robert Kimmel & Kenneth Edwards

The rain doesn't fall on me any more
The sun doesn't feel as warm as before
Stars seem far away and fading from sight
All the beautiful things in my life
They're all gone, all gone, all gone now

Close talks, long walks taken with friends
Getting dirty playing with the neighborhood kids
Waking up early to see the sun rise
All the meaningful things in my life
They're all gone, all gone, all gone now

Song birds, summer words in my ear
The fingers of the wind brushing my hair
The mold on the leaves as they die each year
The magical things in my life
They're all gone, all gone, all gone now


2:10 Train

written by Tom Campbell & Linda Albertano

Well I woke up this morning woah-oh
And the sun refused to shine
I knew I'd leave my baby oh
With a troublin' mind
It rains every morning oh
And evening is the same
And it's gonna be a long time oh
'Til I hear the 2:10 train

Well I looked out my window oh
And I couldn't keep from cryin'
I knew the old 2:10 oh
Would take me down the line
That driver on that engine oh
Well he ain't no friend of mine
He's taken all the women oh
And he's left the men behind

Well now he won't be leaving Big Ben oh
For another seven years
I'm gonna find another baby oh
To laugh away my tears
When I get back to Houston woah-oh
I'm gonna shout and tell
How the Big Ben bought 'em oh
It's a living burning hell

Now when your lovin' baby leaves you oh
Don't you feel so bad
It makes you think about the good times oh
With the one time man you've had
He's crying don't leave me here baby
Shackled to a chain
But let me ride down with you oh
Along the 2:10 train


Lyrics transcribed by Tony Partridge
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