HWY 100
King of the Blues
Mechanical Monkey
World's Smallest Confederate Veteran
Balloon Boy
This Old World
The Queen's Jewels
Ballad of the Minie Ball
Not With My Life
Texas Death Row Blues
More Complex
First Fall Friday Afternoon
Highway 100
Running to Paradise
Texasee Songs
Popular Culture
Texasee Sayings

In the darkest days of the War
after Vicksburg fell
my company fled to a mansion
of three southern southern belles

the elder were Faith and Hope
but I loved sweet Charity
but I could not approach one
so high above me in degree

     the Lord above rules this world
     He lets no sparrow fall
     He guides the planets in their way
     as He guides each minie-ball

the boys in blue assailed us
as we made our desperate stand
and a stray yankee minie-ball
performed it strange errand

it bounded off my thigh-bone
and tore through my manliness
and Charity screamed from the balcony
clutching the midriff of her dress

     the Lord above . . .

I prayed the Lord to keep her
that I might have and hold
nine months later to the day
He blessed me double-fold

our darling Minnie Belle was born
from that minie ball
the yankees may have won the war
but I won the best of all

     the Lord above . . .