Robin and Linda Williams
"All Broken Hearts Are The same"


Produced by
T. Michael
Coleman


Recorded at
The Nashville
Sound Connection

Nashville, TN

Engineered by
Bill Vorn Dick

Mastered by
Jim Loyd
at
Masterfonics

Nashville, TN



Musicians:________
ROBIN WILLIAMS: vocals, guitar, mouth harp

LINDA WILLIAMS: vocals, guitar

STUART DUNCAN: fiddle, mandolin

JERRY DOUGLAS: dobro
RAY FLACKE: electric guitar, gut string guitar

FLIP ANDERSON: piano

T. MICHAEL COLEMAN: bass

PAt MclNERNEY:drums



Special Thanks to
BARRY POSS, TRACY SMITH, LES DAVIS, JERI GOLDSTEIN,
and MICHAEL COLEMAN for making this project possible.



"All Broken Hearts are the Same" marks the beginning of their recording careers with Sugar Hill Records. It was produced by T. Michael Coleman who has played bass with Doc Watson, The Seldom Scene, and the hot new band Chesapeake, Mike introduced Robin and Linda to the community of great mucicians in Nashville. The strength of the songs makes this LP stand the test of time. A rural theme rums throughout the lyrics and they strike to the very heart of country life in original songs like "Leaving This Land," "Pine Country," "Stonewall Country," "Annie" and their tribute to Hank Willianms, "Rollin' and Ramblin" (which was recorded by Emmylou Harris). The gorgeous traditional southern ballad "Across the Blue Mountains" has become one of their signature songs.

1) ROLLIN' AND RAMBLIN' (The Death of Hank Williams) 3:11
R. & L. Williams / J. Clark
(Songs of PolyGram/Brantford Music, BMI)

2) ALL BROKEN HEARTS ARE THE SAME 3:28
R. & L. Williams / J. Clark
(Songs of PolyGram/Brantford Music, BMI)

3) BABY ROCKED HER DOLLY 8:02
M. Kilgore
(Ft. Knox/Trio Music/Shelby Singleton Music, Inc., BMI)

4) LEAVING THIS LAND 3:42
R. & L. Williams / J. Clark
(Songs of PolyGram/Brantford Music, BMI)

5) ANNIE 3:23
R. & L. Williams / J. Clark
(Songs of PolyGram/Brantford Music, BMI)
6) RIDING ON THE SANTA FE 3:29
R. & L. Williams / J. Clark
(Songs of PolyGram/Brantford Music, BMI)

7) PANHANDLE WIND 4:16
T. Paxton
(Accabonac Music, ASCAP)

8) PINE COUNTY 3:11
R. Williams / J. Clark
(The New Music Times, Inc., BMI)

9) STONE WALL COUNTRY 3:25
R. & L. Williams
(Lime Kiln Arts, Inc. & The New Music Times, Inc., BMI)

10) ACROSS THE BLUE MOUNTAINS 4:39
trad., arranged & adapted by R. & L. Williams
(Southern Melody Pub. Co., BMI)

11) AFTER THE FLOOD 3:41
M. McKee
(Little Diva Music Co./Warner - Tamerlane Publishing Corp.,
Salespace Music as admin. for Little Diva Music Co./BMI)

Rollin' And Ramblin' (The Death of Hank Williams)
By Robin & Linda Williams & Jerome Clark
1988 Songs of PolyGram/Brantford Music BMI

Folks in Nashville slammed the door
Said we don't want you anymore
Find your own way down the road
Pack your fiddle and your guitar
Take a train or take a car
Find someone else to keep you from the cold

Chorus:
Rollin' and ramblin'
The women loved him half to death
He sang with whiskey on his breath
His heart broke like a childs
Rollin' and ramblin'
The sun has set out on the trail
The hobo's drifted up the trail
He's taken his last ride

Oh, he always sang me blues
Like it was all he ever knew
He didn't sing at all that night
He was pale and as he dozed
He didn't know his time had closed
Slumped in the back seat to the right

Chorus

So they sent him on a night train south
Through the cities and the rural routes
Just one more place to go
Oh the whistle sang the bluest note
Like it came from his own throat
Moaning sad and crying low

Chorus

Repeat second half of Chorus


All Broken Hearts Are The Same
By Robin and Linda Williams and Jerome Clark
1988 Songs of PolyGram/Brantford Music, BMI

It doesn't matter who you may be
You can be the richest man in town
You can be a big star on T.V.
Or a bum just rambling 'round

You may think you're the only one
Who never knew why she said goodbye
Who wishes it weren't dead and done
Who sits and drinks and cries

Chorus

But one tear is just like another
One sleepless night's like all the rest
One memory of what used to be
An aching heart in an aching chest
All broken hearts are the same my friend
All broken heerts are the same
All broken hearts are the same my friend
All broken hearts are the same

An old friend call me on the phone
He said she left and never looked behind
He couldn't stand to be alone
With her stlll on his mind
Oh I'd heard all those words before
I knew just what he would say
Cause I said them all a hundred times or more
Since she walked out that day

Chorus

Repeat second half of Chorus


Leaving This Land
By Robin and Linda Williams and Jerome Clark
1988 Songs of PolyGram/Brantford Music BMI

There's a dead stillness around the place
Like the calm that falls in a twister's wake
Precious memories abound
Of loved ones Iying in family graves
And working fields now turned to waste
And this old weathered house that's falling down

Chorus

I've stood with you as long as I can stand
It tears me all apart, Mama it breaks my heart
To be leaving this land

This farm took everything you had
I watched it come between you and Dad
All he left behind was you and me
The day he came to understand
That life don't care much about our plans
He moved on like a leaf blown from a tree

Chorus

The wolves are howling at our door
We can't hold them back any more

The dreams are gone, they can't be found
For this old house and this tired ground
Handing me the deed don't set you free
It's time for us to turn the page
On the sorrows of this sorry age
It's time to leave behind this lone prairie

Chorus


Annie
By Robin and Linda Williams and Jerome Clark
1988 Songs of PolyGram/Brantford Music BMI

We rode the cool green earth
We were like the summer breeze
Back when all the world was wild
We drifted like the tumblin weeds

Chorus

Annie, the time does flow
Annie, so long ago
We shuffled like the buffalo
And you sure rocked your Daddy-O

Same old smoke blows up the draw
And the same old fires they rage
We can stlll both push it hard
But Annie I can feel my age

Chorus

Annie play your mandolin
Like you did when we were young
But it was a different world back then
And we sang a different song

Chorus

Hand me down my bridle and reins
And my colt six shooter gun
We will fade into the haze
We wlll ride into the sun

Repeat Chorus


Riding On The Santa Fe
By Robln & Linda Williams & Jerome Clark
1988 Songs of PolyGram/Brantford Music, BMI

I woke up with the blues this mormng
Said, "Man, I got to get away"
And if you ever come looking for me
l'll be riding on the Santa Fe
Hey, hey, look away
Hey, hey, riding on the Santa Fe

When you flirt, you dont care who you hurt
Love is just a game you play
Yeah! You get amused while I get used
So I'm leaving on the Santa Fe
Hey, hey, look away
Hey, hey, riding on the Santa Fe

Up town down town using my name
Telling secrets without any shame
You know I love you
I thought you felt the same
Hey, hey

Baby, there's a hundred miles
'tween the truth and anything you say
And you can find yourself another fool
'cause I m leaving on the Santa Fe
Hey, hey, look away
Hey, hey, riding on the Santa Fe

Up town down town using my name
Telling secrets without any shame
You know I love you
I thought you felt the same
Hey, hey

Woke up with the blues this morning
I packed my traveling case
And when that whistle blows on the 8:05
I'll be riding on the Santa Fe
Hey, hey, look away
Hey, hey, riding on the Santa Fe

Pine County By Robin Williams & Jerome Clark
1981 The New Music Tlmes, Inc.—BMI

Pine County's seen hard times
Just look at the lines on their faces
Hanging around the county courthouse
Man, you can see some real sad cases

I can't stand to see them all
'Cause they're all true friends of mine
Truth to tell my pockets are bare
And I don't see a rainbow sign

Chorus:
Darlin' Jenny what have you to say
Are you gonna come or are you gonna stay
I got an itch, I gotta scratch
I'm gonna walk in the wind to see what I can catch
I'm gonna walk in the wind to see what I can catch

Everyday I try to leave
I pack up the night before
Then every sunrise will find me here
But this time I'm walking out the door

Chorus

Repeat first verse


Stonewall Country
by Robin & Linda Willliams
1985 Llme Klln Arts, Inc. & The New Music Tlmes, Inc.—BMI

I make my home In Stone Wall Country
Down a crooked lane
Where the fields steep and rocky
Took such toil to claim
Now the plows run deep in Stone Wall Country
The ground gives back good yields
And the rocks that blocked the furrows
So worrisome to wield
Stand in fences round the field

Chorus:
I may leave the Shenandoah
But shell never leave my heart
Stone Wall Country
Clear-eyed daughter of the stars
Stone Wall Country
Clear-eyed daughter of the stars

Since I left my home in Stone Wall Country
I have but one concern
That I wlll never get back home
To see the seasons turn
Or the sun go down on Stone Wall Country
Pink and flaming red

With the trees all silhouetted
Against the mountain's crest
Just over to the west
Chorus

I hope to quit this world in Stone Wall Country
And as the years roll 'round
My bones will turn to limestone
And my soul will look down
On the blue haze hills of Stone Wall Country
And on the Valley green
To watch the golden fields of Autumn
Turn to Winter white end clean
And then blossom into Spring


Across The Blue Mountains
Traditional, arranged and adapted by Robin & Linda Wllllams
1988 Southern Melody Pub. Co.—BMI

One morning, one morning, one morning in May
I heard a married man to a young girl say
Go dress up pretty Katy, and come go with me
Across the Blue Mountains to the Allegheny

I'll buy you a horse, love, and a saddle to ride
I'll buy myself another to ride by your side
We'll stop at every tavern, we'll drlnk when we're dry
Across the Blue Mounteins go my Katy and I

Well, up spoke her mother and angry was she then
Saying Daughter, oh dear Daughter, he's a married man
And there's young men a plenty more handsome than he
Let him take his own wife to the Allegheny

Oh Mother, oh Mother, he's the man of my heart
And wouldn't it be a dreadtul thing if we should have to part
For I'd envy every woman who I'd ever see
Go cross the Blue Mounteins to the Allegheny
We left before daybreak on a buckskin and a roan
Past tall shivering pines where the mockingbirds moan
Past dark cabin windows where eyes never see
Across the Blue Mountains to the Allegheny






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