Kate Campbell - Damn Sure Blue

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Damn Sure Blue

Artist
Kate Campbell
Released
2018
Genre
Singer-Songwriter

Kate turned to the Man in Black for inspiration on her latest Large River Music release Damn Sure Blue. Two of the songs from this soulful collection stem directly from Johnny Cash’s prolific catalog—the folk classic “The Ballad of Ira Hayes” and his self- penned “Forty Shades of Green.” Produced by Will Kimbrough at Kimbrough Super Service with additional recording by Robert Lucas at Barefoot Jerry’s Cinderella Sound Studio in Nashville, Damn Sure Blue breathes with Americana soul and features a cast of stellar musicians including Will Kimbrough (guitars, bass, mandolin, banjo, mandola, keyboards, and harmony vocals), Kevin Gordon (guitars and harmony vocals), Dave Jacques (upright bass), Bryan Owings (drums and percussion), Phil Madeira (accordion), Chris Carmichael (violin, viola, and cello), Kate Campbell (piano and acoustic guitar), and album artwork by outsider artist Miz Thang.

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1. Damn Sure Blue

I’m not bitter, I’m just mad
I’m not broken, but you know I’m sad
What good’s a dream if it won’t come true
Well I ain’t done yet, but I’m damn sure blue

I’m damn sure blue on a sunny day
When the clouds inside won’t blow away
And I can’t see why good people do
Such hateful things, but they damn sure do

An ill wind blows, a robin weeps
For a hungry child out on the street
And a lonely soul in her shuttered room
As the cold world turns, I’m damn sure blue

I’m damn sure blue on a sunny day
When the clouds inside won’t blow away
And I can’t see why good people do
Such hateful things, but they damn sure do

So what about me, I love to talk
But do I dare walk the walk
And look myself in the eye
Or turn away and pass on by

I’m damn sure blue on a sunny day
When the clouds inside won’t blow away
And I can’t see why good people do
Such hateful things, but they damn sure do

I’m damn sure blue, and a hard rain falls
The night sets in on one and all
So where’s the light to guide us through
Well it’s not there, and I’m damn sure blue

Where’s the light to guide us through
Well it’s not there, and I’m damn sure blue

By Kate Campbell & Tom Kimmel
© 2018 Large River Music (BMI) / Morrissette Music (ASCAP)


2. Change Should’ve Come By Now

People got ready for the train to come
I can see ‘em working in the delta sun
Give you forty acres and a mule to plow
Seems like a change should’ve come by now

Mississippi burning for a hundred years
River overflowing in a trail of tears
Separate but equal, how’s that working out
God knows a change should’ve come by now

I never thought I’d have to write another freedom song
I never ever thought that it was gonna take so long
Been fifty years since I was born and wandering strange
I still believe in hope and love and I remember

People got ready for the train to come
I can still see ‘em in the Selma sun
Marching blind but they would not be turned around
Yes, a change should’ve come by now

Four little angels and a world of pain
Bulldogs and bullets couldn’t stop that train
How much more will the heart allow
I know a change should’ve come by now

And I’ve been praying, yeah
A change should’ve come by now
I‘ve been waiting
A change should’ve come by now
And I’ll keep singing
A change should’ve come by now



By Kate Campbell & Will Kimbrough
© 2018 Large River Music (BMI) / Will Kimbrough Music (BMI) Administered by Bluewater Music</p?

3. Long Slow Train

Well the train left the station in 1964
And we sang Hallelujah
Won’t be working on the farm no more
I thought those bad old days were gone
Lord was I ever wrong
But my mama said, now girl you know
We’re bound to get there some day
It’s a long, slow train we’re on

Sometimes I get weary 
Seems like no one hears my prayer
I can see where I was going 
But my feet won’t take me there
I could just lay down and die
But I can’t quite close my eyes
Cause my mama said, now girl you know 
We’re bound to get there some day
It’s a long, slow train we’re on

It’s a long, slow train we’re on
Made of blood and bone
Sometimes it feels like we’ll never make it home
But we’re still moving on

Jesus said, ye are the light
I just pray he was right
And my mama said, now girl you know
We’re bound to get there some day
It’s a long, slow train we’re on

It’s a long, slow train we’re on
Made of blood and bone
Sometimes it feels like we’ll never make it home
But we’re still moving on

It’s a long, slow train we’re on
Made of blood and bone
Sometimes it feels like we’ll never make it home
But we’re still moving on and on and on

By Kate Campbell & Tom Kimmel
© 2018 Large River Music (BMI) / Morrissette Music (ASCAP)

4. This And My Heart Beside

It’s all I have to bring today
This and my heart beside

Now the blue skies have turned gray
The sun has gone to hide

Cold and dark though it may be

I’ve got a fire inside

It’s all I have to bring today

This and my heart beside

It’s all I have to sing today
This and my heart beside
I’ll keep singing anyway
Keep this song alive
A simple tune sung so sweet
Rocks me through the night
It’s all I have to sing today
This and my heart beside

It’s all I have to hope today
This and my heart beside
Give those lost a place to stay
Safe and warm and dry
May that same grace come to me
When in want go I

It’s all I have to hope today
This and my heart beside

This, and my heart, and all the fields
And all the meadows wide

It’s all I have to bring today

This and my heart beside

It’s all I have to pray today

This and my heart beside

Peace be still Lord come what may
In this I will abide

Rock of Ages, help me please
Shine a little light

It’s all I have to pray today

This and my heart beside

It’s all I have to bring today
This and my heart beside

By Kate Campbell & Will Kimbrough
© 2018 Large River Music (BMI) / Will Kimbrough Music (BMI) Administered by Bluewater Music


5. The Ballad Of Ira Hayes

By Peter La Forge
© 1962 Edward B. Marks Music Company (BMI)

6. When You Come Back Home

There will come soft rain
And a cool wind blow
Everything must change
But this I know
That will stay the same
So a love can grow
I will still be here
When you come back home

When you come back home
From around the world
Drifting down like snow
In a sleepless swirl
You can rest your head
And your weary bones
In my simple bed
When you come back home

For all it’s worth
You can run
As far as the road will turn
And still be sure
When you see my window
A lamp will burn

For all it’s worth
You can run
As far as the road will turn
And still be sure
When you see my window
A lamp will burn

There will come soft rain
And a cool wind blow
Everything might change
And still we know
From where we came
Is where we long to go
And ever love remains
When you come back home
Ever love remains
When you come back home

By Kate Campbell & Tom Kimmel
© 2018 Large River Music (BMI) / Morrissette Music (ASCAP)

7. Sally Maxcy

Kind uncle, I take my pen in hand
Collect my thoughts if I can
It’s been three days since a tragic event
To me has brought so much pain
Whereby my dear mama and sisters have now
Joined my dear papa in that house appointed for all the living

And though the distant graves divide our dust
I pray the Lord our souls still meet among the just
My grief is as deep as in the water I did sink
A word of comfort, please send
To your sorrowful niece, Sally Maxcy

Kind uncle, we set out from the shore
Across the Seven Tree Pond
To Union we went to lay in the ground
My friend so dear, Esther Cummings
Returning back home only halfway there
The wind filled our boat with so much water it turned us over

And though the distant graves divide our dust
I pray the Lord our souls still meet among the just
My grief is as deep as in the water I did sink
A word of comfort, please send
To your sorrowful niece, Sally Maxcy

Kind uncle, all was in vain
For vain is our help without God’s blessing
Do pray for me for I am a sinner
Why was I ransomed when my loved ones lost
My daily prayer, can you forbear
Mourning with me from such a distance these afflictions

And though the distant graves divide our dust
I pray the Lord our souls still meet among the just
My grief is as deep as in the water I did sink
A word of comfort, please send
To your sorrowful niece, Sally Maxcy

By Kate Campbell, Joanne Maxcy Martin, Tom Kimmel
© 2018 Large River Music (BMI) / Morrissette Music (ASCAP)


8. The Great Atomic Power

By Ira Louvin, Charlie Louvin, Buddy Bain
© 1957 Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music (BMI)

9. Christ, It’s Mighty Cold Outside

By Eric Kaz
© 1972 Glasco Music Company (ASCAP)

10. Forty Shades Of Green

By Johnny Cash
© 1961 Songs of Cash, Annie Rachel Music Corp (ASCAP)

13. Peace, Precious Peace


From an old LP by Stringbean (David Akerman)
Songwriting and publishing credits unknown

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