From the recording Never Just a Song for DOWNLOAD
Feelin’ Better – Hank Williams Jr.
Shannon – Guitar and Lead Vocal / Heather – Harmony Vocal / Trevor – Banjo / Ron I. – Mandolin / Cliff – Bass and Harmony Vocal / Ron S. – Fiddle
I’ve been a Hank Jr. fan for a long time and when Heather and I created our band I brought this tune in because I’ve always loved it. Just a great story about what he went through as an artist trying to get out of his father’s shadow. Trevor’s banjo fills and Cliff’s bass playing really compliment this song. Thanks to Randy for a great vocal arrangement!!
Hank Williams Jr.
Moved on down to sweet home Alabama in 1974 / had to get out of the music city and I had to get off the road
Woman she left and the people wouldn’t let me sing nothing but them old sad songs
Had to get high so I wouldn’t cry you know they hit pretty close to home
I’m feelin’ better / now that I’m back on the road
Getting it together / between Macon and Muscle Shoals
I started turning up loud and listening to the crowd and bendin’ them guitar strings
Knew all the while though it was my style, would they ever forget my name
Rocked ‘em in Raleigh, knocked ‘em out in Knoxville, just couldn’t do no wrong
The people went wild and the band said child better keep on playing your songs
Well my life ain’t the same, I had to change and I hope this music will show
A little bit less of crying in the beer and a little of my own sould
Waylon and Toy and all a them boys, I wanna say thanks to you
Ya fiddle and ya steel and ya play what I feel and I don’t feel lovesick blues
I’m feelin’ better now that I’m back on the road
Getting it together/ between Macon and Muscle Shoals
All came together in my sweet Alabama home
And I’m through forever trying to put everybody on
I’m feelin’ better I got hurt but I’m back on the road
Getting it together
Had to eat a little cornbread
Awwww I been eating that cornbread loving on a featherbed drinking that homegrown writing them new songs doing it on my own
Hey I been eating a little cornbread loving on a featherbed drinking that homegrown writing them new songs…….
This here music’s homegrown