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Lyr Add: Midnight at the Old Soldiers' Home

GUEST,Gene 02 May 11 - 01:53 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 02 May 11 - 02:48 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 02 May 11 - 02:55 PM
GUEST,Luther Tibbs 02 May 11 - 05:38 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: MIDNIGHT AT THE OLD SOLDIERS' HOME
From: GUEST,Gene
Date: 02 May 11 - 01:53 PM

There are 3 Video versions on UTUBE

One by Erin Hay, one by Stan Cox and one by Casey Dilworth


MIDNIGHT AT THE OLD SOLDIERS' HOME
Recorded by: Erin Hay
Writers: Lonnie Ratliff & Erin Hay

He woke up in a cold sweat
Now he can't go back to sleep
It's that nightmare from Normandy
When they stormed the beach
In the middle of the night
That mem'ry's bright as day
The cross that he still bears
The debt that he can't pay.

He was known as Sergeant Luther Tibbs
In June of Forty-Four
And he's still haunted by the ones
Who fell on that shore
For some, the battle's over
But for Luther, it lives on
In a rockin' chair at midnight
At the Old Soldiers' Home.

Chorus
It's midnight at the Old Soldiers' Home
He's sittin there in his rockin' chair
Rockin' all alone
And chances are he'll still be there at dawn
It's Midnight at the Old Soldiers' Home.

Some ladies came to visit
From the Southern Baptist Church
One gave Luther Butterscotch
One read a bible verse
In the seasons of his life
Luther's late into the fall
He's known love and he's known friends
And he's outlived them all.

Chorus

TAG: Spoken:

He woke up in a cold sweat
Now - he - can't - go - back to sleep.
(Drum beats fade away)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Midnight At The Old Soldier's Home
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 02 May 11 - 02:48 PM

Luther Tibbs


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Midnight At The Old Soldier's Home
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 02 May 11 - 02:55 PM

It's also Luther Tibbs in "The Miner's Prayer," Dwight Yoakum.
Also on youtube.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Midnight At The Old Soldier's Home
From: GUEST,Luther Tibbs
Date: 02 May 11 - 05:38 PM

I am one of the writers on this song. The name Luther Tibbs was one of my family ancestors. I just always thought it was a cool sounding old timey name so we used it. I never knew him. He was probably born in the 1920's and I think may have been a cousin to my dad.
The story is purely fictional

Lonnie C. Ratliff
NashvilleShowcase@comcast.net


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