Hart Brothers
Pickin and Grinning
Lyrics
Pickin and a Grinnin
verse
I'm going to the station - I hear a whistle blow
I'm going to hop a fright train - and God knows where I'll go
I guess I'll go to Dixie land - that's where I long to be
Pickin and a grinnin - at the grand ole operee
Bridge
I heard down in Nashville - the streets are made of gold
If I get to sing my songs - I know they'll all be sold
I'll sing my songs - where I belong
Then you'll surely see - I'll be pickin and a grinnin-at the grand ole operee
Lead
verse
I said good by to all my friends - my mother and my dad
Brother, sister, sweetheart - I know I made them sad
I'll try my hand ,I'll take my stand - in the state of Tennessee
Pickin and a grinnin - at the grand ole operee
Bridge
I lost every thing I owned - I'm sleepin in my car
But it takes me twenty years - I'm gonna be a star
I'll sing my songs - where I belong
Then you'll surely see - I'll be pickin and a grinnin-at the grand ole operee
Lead
chorus
I'm going to the station - I hear a whistle blow
I'm going to hop a fright train - and God knows where I'll go
I guess - I'll go - to Dixie land - that's where I long to be
Pickin and a grinnin - at the grand ole operee
I'll be pickin - and a grinning - at the - grand - old - oper-eeeeee
Credits
Lyrics Credits: Buddy &Alfred Hart
Music Credits: Buddy &Alfred Hart
Producer Credits: Hart Brothers Music
Publisher Credits: ALBUD Pub.
Performance Credits: Hart Brothers Band
Label Credits: ALBUD Records
Description
Short Song Description:
Story of a song writers determination.
Long Song Description:
Trying to make it big in Nashville is like searching for Eldorado and what it
can cost in terms of hardship.
Story Behind the Song:
The story of Danny Jackson, a song writer who for many years lived in his car in Nashville. Finally being discovered by Harlan Howard who sold
some of his songs to Mickey Gilly.
Danny Died a couple years later
Metadata
Song Length: 3:03
Primary Genre: Country-Honky Tonk
Secondary Genre: Country-General
Tempo: Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Determination
Subject Matter 2: Music
Mood 1: In High Spirits
Mood 2: Peaceful
Similar Artist 1: Johnny Cash
Similar Artist 2: Joe Diffie
Language: English
Era: 1980 - 1989