'Rufus'
{1973 ABC/MCA}
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1.Slip n' Slide
Written by Ron Stockert


Band gonna play that rock 'n roll
Sound of the music gonna groove your soul
Band gonna do that slip 'n slide
Sound of the music gonna get you high

Now if you dig Chuck Berry and your head's into rock 'n roll
Come on down the road a piece
The cats are gonna burn your soul

Chorus:
And they all was a reelin'
Well they all was a rockin'
The place was blown sky high
Grandpa's sittin' in the corner
Mixin' his rock with rye

Now if you dig the dixieland and your heart's into rhythm and blues
Come on down the road a piece
The cats are gonna break the news

Chorus:
And they all was a reelin'
They all was a rockin'
The bass man drives it on home
Now if you dig the dixieland
Listen to that slide trombone

If you think I'm a bit old-fashioned
And you want to maintain your cool
The rhythm of the music is guaranteed
To make you out a fool

Chorus:
And they all was a slippin'
They all was a slidin'
The place was blown sky high
Now if you dig the boogie
The cats will blow your mind

Band gonna play that rock 'n roll
Sound of the music gonna groove your soul
Band gonna do that slip 'n slide
Sound of the music gonna get you high

slip 'n slide
slip 'n slide

2.Keep It Coming
Written by Nicholas Ashford and Valerie Simpson

How high the sky goes
Nobody wants to know
That's how your love seemed to grow
Like the winter gives birth to spring
You've become my everything
And in my life it must show

Chorus:
Keep it comin', keep it comin'
Keep it comin', keep it comin'
Comin' comin' straight to me

I find with no one else
I could express myself
You took the time and looked in my mind

Like mysteries untold, I'm starting to unfold
You reached the limits of my soul

Chorus:
Keep it comin', keep it comin'
Keep it comin', keep it comin'
Comin' comin' straight to me

How high the sky goes
Nobody wants to know
That's how your love seemed to grow
Just like the world keeps going round and round
And we never fall off the ground
Like gravity your love is pullin' me

Chorus:
Keep it comin', keep it comin'
Keep it comin', keep it comin'
Comin' comin' straight to me

3.There's No Tellin'
Written by Ron Stockert

Tell me now don't you let me down
It's too confusing, but it's really sound
And the expression on your face lets me know
But it's alright cuz it's your show

And recalling once again, there's one and forty roads that have no end
If there were only places where we could agree
I'd buy them all for you and me

Chorus:
It's as impossible as anything you see
Like pickin' cherries from a lusty lemon tree
If I could only walk upon the dark blue waters of the sea
There's no tellin' what I'd do for you and me

Guiding angel do your best for me
Cuz I'm feeling that it's hopelessly
I hear from people tellin' him to say to me
The time for us will never be

Chorus:
It's as impossible as anything you see
Like pickin' cherries from a lusty lemon tree
If I could only walk upon the dark blue waters of the sea
There's no tellin' what I'd do for you and me

And the expression on your face lets me know
But it's alright cuz it's your show

Chorus:
It's as impossible as anything you see
Like pickin' cherries from a lusty lemon tree
If I could only walk upon the dark blue waters of the sea
There's no tellin' what I'd do for you and me

4.Maybe Your Baby
Written by Stevie Wonder

I'm feeling down, in some kinda lonely
Cuz my baby done left me here
Hearts blazing like a five alarm fire
And I don't even give a care
I feel like the world is fallin'
Dreams to ashes right in front of my face
I'm gettin' kind of worried and I feel so out of place

Chorus:
Maybe my baby done made some other plans
Maybe my baby done made some other plans

In the morning when I get a heartache
I can't call on the doctor for help
Cuz the only person that could ever do me any good is runnin'
around with my best friend
Oh, I feel like I'm slippin' deeper, lower, a little deeper into myself
I tell you that I just can't handle it, you all
It's scaring me to death

Chorus:
Maybe my baby done made some other plans
Maybe my baby done made some other plans

Repeat chorus

5.I Finally Found You
Written by Ron Stockert

I finally found you
Walkin' down the road so much older than yesterday
I finally found you
Such a heavy load upon your shoulders

I finally found a home in Georgia
Sweet magnolias everywhere
Sweet love by my side
I find my world without a care
I finally found you
I finally found you
Walkin' down the road so much older than yesterday
I finally found you
Such a heavy load upon your shoulders
I finally found the love I needed
Sweet persuasion in the air
Sweet love growing ever stronger
I finally found you
Etc.

6.Feel Good
Written by Al Ciner

Don't it feel good to feel
Don't it feel good
Now that you know what's real
Don't it feel good
You see the love in your brother's eyes
You've never seen before
And you're not afraid to cry
Don't it feel good

Don't it feel good to be
Don't it feel good
Now that we all agree
Don't it feel good
Learning to know is what helps us show
We've always been the same
And when the walls come tumbling down
Don't it feel good

Don't hide it, it's there within you
You've found it, if you've ever been you
So take it with you

Don't it feel good to see
Don't it feel good
Now that you know you're me
Don't it feel good
You realize that your time is now
It's always been your own
And you've got nowhere to go
Don't it feel good

Get it, get it, get it on
Get it, get it, get it on

7.Satisfied
Written by Jeff Thomas

In a messed up world
Filled with mixed up people
Searching for a happy time
It makes me feel so good
Just to have a situation
Where you love me and I know that I'm...

Chorus:
I'm so satisfied
I'm so satisfied
Man don't you understand your love
Made me smile again
And I'm so satisfied

Oh there are those who want the world
While those who have it want to throw it away
But of all the things there are, love's the most important
So believe me baby when I say

Chorus:
I'm so satisfied
I'm so satisfied
Man don't you understand your love
Made me smile again
And I'm so satisfied
8.Haulin' Coal
Written by Ron Stockert

Steamin' down the muddy waters
Travelin' yonder from bay to bay
I been workin' on the barge line
Fourteen years ago today
Eighteen hours hard labor by the day
Ain't much pay for a man

Chorus:
Haulin' coal down the down river
And he won't be comin' home for a long time

Torches burning by the riverside
Cast their shadows grey as stone
And the cool October days replacing
Much warmer thoughts of home
I can still see grandma sittin' on the porch
Tellin' the neighbors she's got a grandson

Chorus:
Haulin' coal down the down river
And he won't be comin' home for a long time

River's rising up the marker line
While the willows softly moan
Sun is rising over the starboard shore
Paving the golden road back home

I can still see the kids jumpin' rope
But there ain't much hope for a man

Chorus:
Haulin' coal down the down river
And he won't be comin' home for a long time

Haulin' coal down the down river
I'll be gone a long time

Haulin' coal down the down river
I'll be gone a long while

9.Whoever's Thrilling You (Is Killing Me)
Written by Allen Toussaint

I don't want see you tomorrow
If I can't see you today
You've been puttin' me off for so long
I got the feelin' something's wrong

Chorus:
Whoever is thrilling you is killing me

I haven't seen you in so long
Right now your just a voice on my telephone
You say you'd see me tomorrow
But my tomorrow's are filled with sorrow

Chorus:
Whoever is thrilling you is killing me

Put all my faith in you
You see the girls growin' numb
I don't even know where you're calling from
You got me in a state of confusion
I need a love transfusion

Chorus:
Whoever is thrilling you is killing me

10.Medley: Love The One You're With/Sit Yourself Down
Written by Stephen Stills

If you're frightened and confused
And you can't remember who you're talkin' to
If your concentration slips away
Cuz your baby is miles away

Chorus:
There's a rose in a fisted glove
And the eagle flies with the dove
And if you can't be with the one you love...
Love the one you're with

Don't sit frightened, don't sit mad
Don't sit cryin' 'bout the good times you had
There's a girl sittin' right next to you
And she's waiting for something to do

Chorus:
There's a rose in a fisted glove
And the eagle flies with the dove
And if you can't be with the one you love...
Love the one you're with

Turn your heartaches into joy
She's a girl, you're a boy,
Get it all together, make it nice
I won't give you no more advice

Chorus:
There's a rose in a fisted glove
And the eagle flies with the dove
And if you can't be with the one you love...
Love the one you're with

When I get restless what can I do
When I need someone I think about you
I got to move on, not fade away
I'm only just growin' a little each day
I got to quit this runnin' around
Got to get rid of the blues
Got to find somebody to make me slow down

Chorus:
Oh lay it down
Sit yourself down, take a look around
Sit yourself down, take a look around
Sit yourself down, take a look around
Sit yourself down, take a look around

When I get older mellowed down
Get myself settled on a patch of ground
Takin' it easy, live every day
Me and the raven will fly away
Got to stop runnin', got to get rid of the blues
Got to find somebody who will love me

Chorus:
Oh lay it down
Sit yourself down, take a look around
Sit yourself down, take a look around
Sit yourself down, take a look around
Sit yourself down, take a look around


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