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Pretty Lil' Gal of Mine

by Michael Holland

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Outtake from Rhythm of Love. A soldier's tale.


Well, I wouldn't want to serve with Captain Tillman
Makin' that soldiers pay
And I wouldn't want to trade no badge of honor
For a ticket to an early grave

And you best believe I'll keep my head low
If I'm crossing that firin' line
And if I catch a bullet
You know I'm thinkin of
That pretty little gal of mine

Gal of mine
Pretty little gal of mine

Well, the campfires are burning hot tonight
at dawns first early light
I'm cold and shivering and lying awake
And I ain't slept a wink all night

Oh, the beautiful sky that fills the night
A million stars that shine
But they can't hold a candle to the twinkle in the eye
of that pretty little gal of mine

Gal of mine
Pretty little gal of mine

Well, the way she walks and the way she talks
And lips like cherry wine
And no man will ever talk down to me
Because she is so fine

Gal of mine
Pretty little gal of mine
Gal of mine
Pretty little gal of mine

Well the moon's opal glow is over my shoulder
And I'm creeping like a thief
A shadow moves
And I'm taken aback by a soldier on relief

Oh, the thoughts that come when you're all alone
And scared right out of your mind
Like the green, green grass of my old little home
and that pretty little gal of mine.

Gal of mine
Pretty little gal of mine

Well the home fires are burning hot tonight
Back at the old homeplace
I take a look around and mutter to myself
"Ain't nothin' but a damn disgrace."

Oh, the oil field lamps and their awful glow
And men I left behind
But I can't be bothered
'cause I'm standing on a corner
With this pretty little gal of mine
Pretty little gal of mine.


released May 24, 2011
Michael Holland - guitar, vocals
John Garris - fiddle
Lightnin' Wells - mandolin
FJ Ventre - double bass


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