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Lyr Req: The Cornmeal Waltz - Guy Clark

25 Jul 13 - 02:51 PM (#3541653)
Subject: Lyr Req: The Cornmeal Waltz - Guy Clark
From: PHJim

Does anyone have the lyrics to Guy Clark's The Cornmeal Waltz? Thanks


26 Jul 13 - 11:11 AM (#3542008)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Cornmeal Waltz - Guy Clark
From: GUEST,Arkie

This is from Clark's latest CD, as you probably know, so it may be a while before the lyrics get posted. I downloaded this track from emusic a couple of days ago based upon the 30 second preview but have yet to listen to the whole song. It did sound appealing to me so hopefully, someone can come to your aid.

Hear is a link to a youtube video of Shawn Camp singing the song. Shawn has done some writing with Clark in the past, and I figured he had a hand in the writing for this CD as well in part because of the Sis Draper track. Camp and Clark had written a song about Sis Draper for an earlier CD. Turns out Camp had a hand in the Cornmeal Waltz as well.

At least this request gets moved back up to the top and gets another chance at a helpful response.

Cornmeal Waltz


26 Jul 13 - 06:40 PM (#3542188)
Subject: Lyr Add: CORNMEAL WALTZ (Guy Clark)
From: Jim Dixon

Here ya go: my transcription from Spotify, as fresh as wet paint:


CORNMEAL WALTZ
As sung by Guy Clark on "My Favorite Picture of You" (2013)

1. There's nothin' like cornmeal on a dance-hall floor for dancin' the night away,
Slippin' and slidin', effortlessly glidin' in the arms of my sweet Lillie Mae,
So I shined up my boots and ironed my shirt, and pulled on some new blue jeans.
Oh, I brushed off my hat, slicked back my hair; I'll beat all that she's ever seen.

CHORUS: There's nothin' like list'nin' to the fiddles play
While doin' the cornmeal waltz.
There's nothin' to keep you from driftin' away,
Doin' the cornmeal waltz.

2. Way out on Ranch Road Seventeen there's a dance hall in the live-oak trees,
Yellow lights strung up all around so all the little kids can see.
Pickups are parked near to the road; the beer is so cold it might freeze.
Stars are all out, the band's in tune, and it smells like a barbecue breeze.

3. Beat-up old Stetsons, beehive hair, belt buckles bumpin' in time.
There's little girls dancin' on their daddies' toes, spinnin' around on a dime.
Grandma and Grandpa are out on the floor, dancin' like they've lost their minds.
There's old maids and bachelors and sweethearts alike, all movin' in three-quarter time.


06 Aug 13 - 08:52 PM (#3546350)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Cornmeal Waltz - Guy Clark
From: PHJim

Thank you Jim Dixon.


07 Aug 13 - 06:56 PM (#3546729)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Cornmeal Waltz - Guy Clark
From: open mike

Beautiful images....Guy Clark is a genius songwriter.....check out his new recording....it is a gem! He was featured recently on NPR.. http://www.npr.org/2013/07/23/204798806/guy-clark-musics-master-craftsman-on-making-songs-last