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Roderick/Ashford (Clean Slate Music-BMI)


4. Surprises
Surprises mean nothing
When no one believes I loved you
When nobody cared
That you gave to them freely
What you thought could be shared
And the sweet sounds were
Lost to the wind

Vibrations rebounding
From unhearing minds
I listened when nobody dared
Just to make you feel easy
When you told them you cared
And they left you alone to yourself

Your long losing lover
Is waiting in tears
With thanks for the
Time that you spared
When to leave seemed so easy
And to stay seemed a lie
And you touched me one
Last time around

Surprises me nothing
When no one believes
I loved you though nobody cares
That you left here with nothing
But your own peace of mind
And the pleasure of trying again

Listen let me listen
To what you have said
Your words are do gentle to wear
That my head need not be right
Just to hear and believe
Are you once in a lifetime
Then gone


from When Im Gone, released February 12, 2014
Judy Roderick (voc, gtr), Don DeBacker (gtr), Dexter Payne (reeds), Tim Martin (bass), Chaz Leary (washboard)
Mac Rebennack a.k.a. Dr. John (pno), Bernard Grant (voc), Forrest Means (trpt), Chris Lege (tb), Fly McLard (tn &bari sax), Eugene Smith (dr)
Horn arrangements by Fly Mclard
Recorded by Randy Rand at Mountain Ears, Jan 1982



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Judy Roderick Boulder, Colorado

Judy Roderick was a white girl singing blues on the folk scene in the 60s. A simple but decisive rhythm guitarist who later preferred not to play, Judy made her place singing songs like Baltimore Oriole &Black and Blue. This album consists primarily of her later original work. CDs available at Dexofon Records. ... more

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