Traditional Country. (check out the video below) Mid tempo @ 118 BPM, written by, Rick Hagler
This song is of the happy recollections of a young, career oriented woman, in the midst of her hectic life, reminiscing the days of her youth that she spent with a grandfather that she loved dearly. The impeccable vocal of Sarah Hobbs captures the hearts longing for those, long gone, simple times, of days gone by. She describes her grandfather, his nature, his character, and tells of her summer visits as a child. The last verse brings home the emotion as her grandfather dies leaving her with words to live by. The song is one of gratitude and love, and hope, as she believes that their is still a Cool Shady Lane that can take her back to that simple life.
Mood//Soulful, thankful, grateful, nostalgic , yearning, loving and hopeful . Guitar, fiddle, Piano
*******Note; the original version, with male vocal, by BPBB, is on this site , on the album, "Blue Moon Shine". ************* Be sure to watch Sarah's video below.
PAPA WAS BLESSED TO KNOW RIGHT WHERE HE BELONGED
HE WORKED THE LAND ON THE FARM WHERE HE WAS BORN,
FIELDS BY DAY, HOUNDS AT NIGHT, KEEP LIFE SIMPLE, DO WHAT’S RIGHT
ON SUNDAY MORNING LED THE SINGING AT THE CHURCH OF CHRIST.
A LITTLE GIRL IN THE SUMMERTIME I USED TO GO AND STAY,
W’ED LAUGH AND SING AND MAKE THE WORK ALL SEEM LIKE PLAY
I DIDN’T LISTEN MUCH THEN BUT NOW I HERE THE WORDS H’ED SAY,
"IF YOU BELIEVE IN FOREVER, FOREVER STARTS TODAY "
THERE'S A COOL SHADY LANE IN THE COUNTRYSIDE, IT CAN TAKE ME BACK TO THAT SIMPLE TIME,
IF I COULD JUST GET OFF THIS FAST LANE FREEWAY RIDE,
I'D FIND COOL SHADY LANE IN THE COUNTRYSIDE
LIKE YOUTH ITSELF SUMMERS QUICKLY COME AND GO
PAPA COUNTED DAYS AS THE LEAVES ALL TURNED TO GOLD
HE SAID “GIRL DON’T WORRY, THERE’S NO NEED TO CRY
"JUST REMEMBER WHAT I TOLD YOU", AND HE SMILED HIS GENTLE SMILE
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