Billy Strings // ROMP 2018


(gentle bluegrass music) (crowd laughing and hooting) – [Man] One, two. (“Rose of Old Kentucky” by Billy Strings) (lively bluegrass music) ♪ She bloomed for me
near a little village ♪ ♪ In a cabin on a hill ♪ ♪ We made our vows to love each other ♪ ♪ And I know we always will ♪ ♪ She’s my rose of old Kentucky ♪ ♪ I watched her bloom as years rolled by ♪ ♪ I know there’ll never be another ♪ ♪ I’ll love her ’til the day I die ♪ (upbeat bluegrass music) ♪ Since I left you in old Kentucky ♪ ♪ I’ve missed your love and need you so ♪ ♪ But from now on we’re
gonna be together ♪ ♪ In your lovin’ arms I’ll never go ♪ ♪ She’s my rose of old Kentucky ♪ ♪ I watched her bloom as years rolled by ♪ ♪ I know there’ll never be another ♪ ♪ I’ll love her till the day I die ♪ (upbeat bluegrass music) ♪ In my dreams I see you, darling ♪ ♪ In a gingham dress you look so sweet ♪ ♪ I long to feel your arms around me ♪ ♪ And to kiss your lips so sweet ♪ ♪ She’s my rose of old Kentucky ♪ ♪ I watched her bloom as years rolled by ♪ ♪ I know there’ll never be another ♪ ♪ I’ll love her till the day I die ♪ ♪ I’ll love her till the day I die ♪ (audience applauding and cheering) – How you doin’ there, ROMP? (audience cheering) (gentle guitar music) One, two, one, two, three, four. (“Pyramid Country” by Billy Strings) (gentle bluegrass music) (“While I’m Waiting
Here” by Billy Strings) ♪ It’s been over 30 days ♪ ♪ I’ve not received a letter ♪ ♪ Now my fingernails are
chewed down to the bone ♪ ♪ So many different ways ♪ ♪ I’ve tried to say I’m sorry ♪ ♪ While I’m left here in
this eight by 10 alone ♪ ♪ It’s not the four walls
movin’ in that tortures me ♪ ♪ It’s not the cold cement
or shivers down my spine ♪ ♪ It’s just the visions in my
head that make me paranoid ♪ ♪ And wonder if when I
get out will you be mine ♪ (pensive bluegrass music) ♪ I never should have treated you ♪ ♪ So bad my love I’m sorry ♪ ♪ I was broke but I can
see that now it’s true ♪ ♪ My picket fence is turning razor wire ♪ ♪ And now I’m awaiting a trial ♪ ♪ For things you have
to know I did not do ♪ ♪ If I could get a word
with you I’d be just fine ♪ ♪ Or any envelope with
both your name and mine ♪ ♪ Would be enough to keep me going ♪ ♪ In a world where I’m left knowing ♪ ♪ There’s something more
to live for just outside ♪ ♪ Seems like the last time ♪ ♪ Feels like the first ♪ ♪ Though I’ve had bad days ♪ ♪ This has to be my worst ♪ ♪ I’m left thinking of you dear ♪ ♪ While I’m waiting here ♪ (pensive bluegrass music) (crowd cheering) ♪ I haven’t seen the sun ♪ ♪ Since it rested on your shoulder ♪ ♪ While we walked along
that vacant river side ♪ ♪ They carried me away ♪ ♪ To a place where I get older ♪ ♪ If I cannot prove to
them you never died ♪ ♪ Seems like the last time ♪ ♪ Feels like the first ♪ ♪ Though I’ve had bad days ♪ ♪ This has to be my worst ♪ ♪ I’m left thinkin’ of you dear ♪ ♪ While I’m waiting here ♪ (pensive bluegrass music) ♪ Seems like the last time ♪ ♪ Feels like the first ♪ ♪ Though I’ve had bad days ♪ ♪ This has to be my worst ♪ ♪ I’m left thinkin’ of you dear ♪ ♪ While I’m waiting here ♪ (gentle bluegrass music) (crowd cheering) – Aw, thank you, folks! Appreciate you. Whoo, it is warm today, isn’t it? – [Crowd] Yes! – Yeah! (gentle guitar music) (soft banjo music) (soft guitar music)
– [Audience Member] Whoo! – Is it working? – All right, at least we can hear it. (upbeat bluegrass music) ♪ With her old man, she
came from Tipperary ♪ ♪ In the pioneering days of ’42 ♪ ♪ Her old man was shot
in Tombstone City, ♪ ♪ For the making of his
good old mountain dew ♪ ♪ Oh, come on down the
mountain, Katie Daly ♪ ♪ Come on down from the
mountain, Katie do ♪ ♪ Can’t you hear us calling, Katie Daly ♪ ♪ We want to drink your
good ol’ mountain dew ♪ (upbeat bluegrass music) ♪ Wake up and pay attention, Katie Daly ♪ ♪ ‘Cause I’m the judge that’s
bound to sentence you ♪ ♪ All the boys in court,
have drank your whiskey ♪ ♪ Well, tell the truth
I drink a little too ♪ ♪ Oh, come on down the
mountain, Katie Daly ♪ ♪ Come on down the mountain, Katie do ♪ ♪ Can’t you hear us callin’, Katie Daly ♪ ♪ We wanna drink your
good ol’ mountain dew ♪ (upbeat bluegrass music) ♪ So pretty soon they
took poor Katie Daly ♪ ♪ And pretty soon the
gates were open wide ♪ ♪ Angels came to hold poor Katie Daly ♪ ♪ They took her far
across the great divide ♪ ♪ Well, come on down the
mountain, Katie Daly ♪ ♪ Come on down the mountain, Katie do ♪ ♪ Can’t you hear us callin’, Katie Daly ♪ ♪ We wanna drink your
good ol’ mountain dew ♪ – Go! (upbeat bluegrass music) ♪ Oh, come on down the
mountain, Katie Daly ♪ ♪ Come on down the mountain, Katie do ♪ ♪ Can’t you hear us callin’, Katie Daly ♪ ♪ We wanna drink your
good ol’ mountain dew ♪ ♪ Oh, come on down the
mountain, Katie Daly ♪ ♪ Come on down the mountain, Katie do ♪ ♪ Can’t you hear us callin’, Katie Daly ♪ ♪ We wanna drink your
good ol’ mountain dew ♪ (crowd cheering and whistling) (gentle guitar music)
– [Audience Member] Yeah! (“Turmoil and Tinfoil” by Billy Strings) (crowd cheering) (upbeat bluegrass music) ♪ Through the turmoil and the tinfoil ♪ ♪ I could wait my early life ♪ ♪ Well, I could see you in the darkness ♪ ♪ And I’m running through the night ♪ ♪ I recall a silver morning ♪ ♪ When your face had turned to gray ♪ ♪ You were standing right before me ♪ ♪ But I missed you every day ♪ ♪ Though you never said you’re sorry ♪ ♪ I forgave you even then ♪ ♪ But I feel inconsequential ♪ ♪ In the current state I’m in ♪ (upbeat bluegrass music) ♪ But I’ll try to keep on living ♪ ♪ Through the nauseating gloom ♪ ♪ And I’ll try to keep on digging ♪ ♪ Wretched past I will entomb ♪ ♪ Though you never said you’re sorry ♪ ♪ I forgave you even then ♪ ♪ But I feel inconsequential ♪ ♪ In the current state I’m in ♪ (driving bluegrass music) (crowd cheering) (upbeat bluegrass music) (crowd cheering) (upbeat guitar music) (crowd cheering) (upbeat guitar music) (crowd cheering) (upbeat guitar music) (lively bluegrass music) ♪ Through the turmoil and the tinfoil ♪ ♪ It’s just the way it used to be ♪ ♪ But I have a strength and I’ve learned ♪ ♪ How to fly on broken wings ♪ ♪ Though you never said you’re sorry ♪ ♪ I forgive you even then ♪ ♪ But I feel inconsequential ♪ ♪ In the current state I’m in ♪ (upbeat bluegrass music) (crowd cheering) – Thank you, folks! (crowd cheering and whistling) (“China Doll” by Billy Strings) ♪ A pistol shot at five o’clock ♪ ♪ Bells of heaven ring ♪ ♪ Tell me what you done it for ♪ ♪ No, I won’t tell you a thing ♪ ♪ Yesterday I begged you ♪ ♪ Before I hit the ground ♪ ♪ All I leave behind me ♪ ♪ Is only what I found ♪ ♪ Well, if you can abide it ♪ ♪ Let the hurdy gurdy play ♪ ♪ Stranger ones have come by here ♪ ♪ Before they flew away ♪ ♪ I would not condemn you ♪ ♪ Nor yet would I deny ♪ ♪ I would ask the same of you ♪ ♪ But failing, will not die ♪ ♪ Oh ♪ ♪ Pick up your china doll ♪ ♪ Pick up your china doll ♪ (crowd cheering) ♪ It’s only fractured ♪ ♪ And just a little
nervous from the fall ♪ (gentle bluegrass music) (men vocalizing)
(gentle bluegrass music) (crowd cheering) (upbeat bluegrass music) (“Midnight Rider” by Billy Strings) ♪ I got to run to keep from hiding ♪ ♪ And I’m bound to keep on riding ♪ ♪ I got one more silver dollar ♪ ♪ And I’m not gonna let ’em catch me, no ♪ ♪ Not gonna let ’em catch
the midnight rider ♪ ♪ I don’t own the clothes I’m wearing ♪ ♪ And this road goes on forever ♪ ♪ I got one more silver dollar ♪ ♪ And I’m not gonna let ’em catch me, no ♪ ♪ Not gonna let ’em catch
the midnight rider ♪ (upbeat bluegrass music) ♪ I’ve gone by the point of caring ♪ ♪ Some old bed I’ll soon be sharing ♪ ♪ I got one more silver dollar ♪ ♪ And I’m not gonna let ’em catch me, no ♪ ♪ Not gonna let ’em catch
the midnight rider ♪ ♪ Well, I’m not gonna
let ’em catch me, no ♪ ♪ Won’t let ’em catch the midnight rider ♪ ♪ Won’t let ’em catch me, no ♪ ♪ Won’t let ’em catch the midnight rider ♪ (crowd cheering and whistling) (soft guitar music)
– Oh yeah. – [Man] One, two, three. (fast bluegrass music) (“Meet Me At The Creek” by Billy Strings) ♪ Well I’m standin’ all alone ♪ ♪ By the river of my home ♪ ♪ Thinkin’ ’bout the
days I’ve left behind ♪ ♪ All the years I rode ♪ ♪ Not a nickel can I show ♪ ♪ And the river helps to
ease my worried mind ♪ ♪ Well, the river run all night ♪ ♪ Lord, that river runs all day ♪ ♪ I can’t run no more
’cause I’m here to stay ♪ ♪ I’ve had an eye for trouble ♪ ♪ And I’ve lived a life of pain ♪ ♪ I sit back and let that
water heal my brain ♪ ♪ I’m lettin’ go of all my trouble ♪ ♪ I think I’ll be right here to stay ♪ ♪ Well, the water keep churnin’ ♪ ♪ While my poor heart is burnin’ ♪ ♪ Muddy water, take my pain away ♪ (fast bluegrass music) ♪ Well, one thing I’d like to know ♪ ♪ Lord, is where will people go ♪ ♪ Everything comes
crashin’ to the ground ♪ ♪ Meet at Yellow Creek ♪ ♪ Grab a beer and tap your feet ♪ ♪ See that muddy water flowin’ down ♪ ♪ I’m letting go of all my trouble ♪ ♪ I think I’ll be right here to stay ♪ ♪ Well, the water keep churnin’ ♪ ♪ While my poor heart is burnin’ ♪ ♪ Muddy water, take my pain away ♪ (fast bluegrass music) (gentle bluegrass music) (lively bluegrass music) (crowd cheering) ♪ Well I’m standin’ all alone ♪ ♪ By the river of my home ♪ ♪ Thinkin’ ’bout the
days I’ve left behind ♪ ♪ All the years I rode ♪ ♪ Not a nickel can I show ♪ ♪ But the river helps to
ease my worried mind ♪ ♪ I’m letting go of all my trouble ♪ ♪ I think I’ll be right here to stay ♪ ♪ Well, the water keeps churnin’ ♪ ♪ While my poor heart is burnin’ ♪ ♪ Muddy water, take my pain away ♪ ♪ Muddy water, take my pain away ♪ (fast guitar music) (crowd cheering and whistling) (guitar strumming) (crowd cheering) – We appreciate you. We hope to see y’all again sometime. Thank you so much, ROMP, we love you! (crowd cheering) (soft guitar music) One, two, one, two, three, yeah. (lively bluegrass music) ♪ You can’t stop us from movin’ ♪ ♪ You can’t stop us from feeling fine ♪ ♪ You can’t stop us from
puttin’ our lives on the line ♪ ♪ You can’t stop us from dancin’ ♪ ♪ You can’t stop us from feeling high ♪ ♪ We can’t help it if we’d
like to stay out all night ♪ ♪ It’s a cure for the bleakness ♪ ♪ It’s a cure for the day to day ♪ ♪ Just wait for me to shake
loose the dust and the clay ♪ ♪ I’d love to show you,
but you wouldn’t go ♪ ♪ I’d love to take you, but
I know the way you roll ♪ ♪ You see it your way ♪ ♪ I see it mine and I’ll be fine ♪ ♪ You see it your way ♪ ♪ I see it mine and I’ll be fine ♪ (lively bluegrass music) ♪ While we’re young and resilient ♪ ♪ While we’re fearless and fancy free ♪ ♪ We’ll be fine without you
and your numbers and lines ♪ ♪ While we’re wishing and washing ♪ ♪ While we’re washing and wishing here ♪ ♪ We won’t see this
illusional blanket of fear ♪ ♪ Like a wave through the ocean ♪ ♪ Like a gust on an August day ♪ ♪ While we’re movin’ you won’t
stand a chance in our way ♪ ♪ I’d love to show you,
but you wouldn’t go ♪ ♪ I’d love to take you, but
I know the way you roll ♪ ♪ You see it your way ♪ ♪ I see it mine and I’ll be fine ♪ ♪ Yes, I will ♪ ♪ You see it your way ♪ ♪ I see it mine and I’ll be fine ♪ (lively bluegrass music) ♪ Should’ve been gone for years now ♪ ♪ Should’ve packed up
and left this place ♪ ♪ Should have ducked out ♪ ♪ And given up your spot in the race ♪ ♪ You can cling to your madness ♪ ♪ And you can swim down
and hold your breath ♪ ♪ I’ll be standing on dry
ground with all of the rest ♪ ♪ I’d love to show you,
but you wouldn’t go ♪ ♪ I’d love to take you, but
I know the way you roll ♪ ♪ You see it your way ♪ ♪ I see it mine and I’ll be fine ♪ ♪ You see it your way ♪ ♪ I see it mine and I’ll be fine ♪ ♪ You see it your way ♪ ♪ I’ll see it mine and I’ll be ♪ (lively bluegrass music)
(crowd cheering) Thank you, ROMP! (crowd cheering and whistling) – [Emcee] Ladies and
gentlemen, Billy Strings! Give him a hand. (crowd cheering and whistling) (band members laughing) (crowd cheering) How good was that, folks? (crowd cheering)

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