1. Reckless Man

From the recording On the Shores of a Dream

I just wanted to pick a little something. The tune seemed appropriate for a new perspective on John Hardy.
Couldn't help but tag on a rough version of Tampa Red's Boogie Woogie Dance at the end. Hope you don't mind.


Reckless Man Copyright Dave Nealon, January 29, 2006
John Hardy was a reckless man
Colt pistol in every hand
Cards and dice and vice and crime
Till he crossed the West Virginia line

Cross the West Virginia line
Poor boy hiding in the pines
Local sheriff track you down
Here on your hanging ground

Rocks and gravel build a road
Won't satisfy your soul
Shovel in a load of coal
Look out the window, watch the drivers roll

Drivers roll on down the track
One last look, you won't be back
Long steel rail, short cross ties
Roll to the end of the line

Last words John Hardy say
Shoulda seen me get away
Down the river get baptized
Then what happens when I die?

Then what happens when I die
Empty pistol by my side
Deck of cards in every hand
Wild and reckless man