Willie And The Wheel

by Asleep at the Wheel and Willie Nelson

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Jerry Wexler's long-overdue concept album takes Willie Nelson back to his musical roots. Teamed up with Ray Benson and the master musicianship of Asleep at the Wheel, this instant classic celebrates the timeless appeal of a most unique and spirited American music genre. Fall in love with Western Swing...again.

"****" - Rolling Stone Magazine

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released February 3, 2009

Dave Sanger- Drums
Dave Miller - Bass
Kevin Smith - Bass
Floyd Domino - Piano
John Michael Whitby - Piano
Jason Roberts - Fiddle, Electric Mandolin, Vocals
Eddie Rivers - Steel Guitar
Ray Benson - Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals
Willie Nelson - Vocals
Elizabeth McQueen - Vocals
Sam Seifert - Acoustic Guitar
Dave Alexander - Trumpet
Mike Mordecai - Trombone
Jonathan Doyle - Clarinet
Paul Shaffer - Piano (Featured on “South”)
Vince Gill - Electric Guitar (Featured on “South”)

Executive Producer: Jerry Wexler
Produced by Ray Benson
Associate Producer: Peter Schwarz
Assistant Producers: Dan Skarbek, MJ Mendell
Recorded and Mixed at Bismeaux Studios
Engineered by Sam “Lightning” Seifert and Adam Odor
Mixed by Sam “Lightning” Seifert, Adam Odor, and Ray Benson
Assistant Engineering by Will Armstrong
Additional Recording at Perdenales Studios by Boo MacLeod
Additional Recording at Blackbird Studios, Nashville, TN by Vance Powell
Mastered by Eric Conn and Don Cobb at Independent Mastering Nashville, TN

Art Direction: Dick Reeves and Ray Benson
Design by Shauna & Sarah Dodds, BackstageDesignStudio.com with Dick Reeves and John Wilson
Photography by Lisa Pollard
Liner Notes by Ray Benson
Asleep at the Wheel Booking by Scott Galloway at the Agency for the Performing Arts (615) 297-0100
Publicity: Patch Canada for Patchwork PR
Product/Marketing Manager: Mindy Espy-Reyes

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Track Name: Hesitation Blues
Woke up this morning
Looking for my shoes
Look behind the trunk
Found the hesitation blues
Lordy tell me how long, Lordy tell me how long
Will I have to wait, Will I have to wait
Can I get you now, Can I get you now
Must I hesitate

Well I’m going to the river
Take a rocking chair
If the blues overtake me
Rock-a-way from here
Lordy tell me how long, Lordy tell me how long
Will I have to wait, Will I have to wait
Can I get you now, Can I get you now
Must I hesitate

Well going up the mountain
Peep through a hole
Saw your little monkey
Doing the sweet jellyroll
Lordy tell me how long, Lordy tell me how long
Will I have to wait, Will I have to wait
Can I get you now, Can I get you now
Must I hesitate

Well I’m going to the river
Gonna sit right down
If the blues overtake me
I’ll jump in and drown
Lordy tell me how long, Lordy tell me how long
Will I have to wait, Will I have to wait
Can I get you now, Can I get you now
Must I hesitate
Track Name: Sweet Jennie Lee
Sweet Jennie Lee
From sunny Tennessee
You’ll love her when you see
Sweet Jennie Lee
Each little bird
Is singing merrily
Just gettin set to see
Sweet Jennie Lee

She’s got a certain something in her style
She’s got a bit of heaven in her smile
She promised me
That shed say yessiree
And that’s good enough for me
Sweet Jennie Lee
Track Name: Fan It
If this songs too hot
Cool it if you can
Better go out and get yourself a five cent fan
And fan it
Fan it
You gotta fan it and cool it
Honey till the cows come home

Just met myself a new gal
And her name was sue
She said to make me love to you honey
Tell you what to do
You got to fan it
Fan it
You gotta fan it and cool it
Honey till the cows come home

My mommas in the kitchen
Just heard that back door slam
Come out of that kitchen honey
Quit a scortchin that ham
And lets just fan it
Fan it
You gotta fan it and cool it
Honey till the cows come home

Well, I got six months in jail
My back turned to the wall
Fanin that thing was the cause of it all
So fan it
Fan it
You gotta fan it and cool it
Honey till the cows come home
Track Name: I Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None O' This Jellyroll
Well I ain't gonna give nobody none of my jellyroll
I wouldn't give you a bite of this cake
To save my soul
My Momma told me today
Before she went away
If I'd be a good boy, she'd buy me a toy
I'm my Mama's baby boy

It ain't no use for your kids to keep on hangin' round
I love you and I hate to turn you down
Now this jellyroll is sweet
And it’s mighty hard to beat
Well I know you want it
But you ain't gonna get it
Cause I ain't gonna give you none
Track Name: Oh! You Pretty Woman
I know a gal that’s awful sweet
I’m tellin' you she can't be beat
Oh you pretty woman
With lots of this and plenty of that
And a motorcar and a ten-room flat
Oh you pretty woman

She’s lookin' for a sweetie
And I think she picked on me
I tried my best to get away but she wouldn't let me be
And this gal you must hear more about
I’m gonna stand right up and shout
Oh you pretty woman

I only held her hand but once
And I was weak for months and months
Oh you pretty woman
One time she sat up on my lap
And I just had to yell ker pow
Oh you pretty woman

She locked me in her boudoir
And started straight for me
But I just fought and kicked and screamed
'Til she let me be
We won't be married 'til the spring
But mother's told me everything
Oh you pretty woman

Now you should see just how she's built
One look at her and boy you'll wilt
Oh you pretty woman
With lots of these and plenty of those
And boy oh boy those sweaty clothes
Oh you pretty woman

I never kiss her more than once
Unless she just demands it
And when she holds me close so dear
I like it but I can't stand it
She took me ridin' in her coup
She made my heart go boop boopy doop
Oh you pretty woman
Track Name: Bring It On Down To My House
Bring it on down to my house honey
There ain't nobody home but me
Bring it on down to my house honey
I need your company

Tomcat sittin' on a railroad track
Hollerin' at the momma and she answered him back
Said bring it on down to my house honey
There ain't nobody home but me

Bring it on down to my house honey
There ain't nobody home but me
Bring it on down to my house baby
I need your company

Two old maids layin' in bed
One turned over and the other one said
Now, bring it on down to my house honey
Ain't nobody home but me

Bring it on down to my house honey
There ain't nobody home but me
Bring it on down to my house honey
I need your company

The old man said can you play a fiddle
He said by now I can play a little
Bring it on down to my house honey
There ain't nobody home but me

Bring it on down to my house honey
There ain't nobody home but me
Bring it on down to my house honey
I need your company

Tomcat sittin' on a railroad track
Hollerin' at the momma cat, she answered back
Said, bring it on down to my house honey
Ain't nobody home but me

Bring it on down to my house honey
Ain't nobody home but me
Bring it on down to my house baby
I need your company

Now my gal Sal makes a pretty good pie
I ate so much that I thought I’s gona die
Well, bring it on down to my house honey
Ain't nobody home but me
Track Name: Right or Wrong
Right or wrong
I’ll always love you
And though you're gone
I can't forget
Right or wrong
I’ll keep on dreaming
Though I wake with that same old regret
All along I new I’d lose you
Still I pray that you'd be true
In your heart please just remember
Right or wrong, I'm still in love with you

Oh, right or wrong
I’ll always love you
Though you're gone
I can't forget
Right or wrong
I’ll keep on dreaming
Till I wake with that same old regret
All along I new I’d lose you
Still I pray that you'd be true
And in your heart please just remember
Right or wrong, I'm still in love with you

All along I new I’d lose you
Still I pray that you'd be true
And in your heart please just remember
That right or wrong, I'm still in love with you
Track Name: Corrine Corrina
Corrine Corrina where you been so long
Corrine Corrina where you been so long
I ain't had no lovin’
Since you been gone

Corrine Corrina where’d you stay last night
Corrine Corrina where’d you stay last night
You come home this morning
The sun was shinin’ bright

I left Corrina far across the sea
I left Corrina far across the sea
She wouldn’t right me no letters
She wouldn’t talk to me

Corrine Corrina bid you fairly well
Corrine Corrina bid you fairly well
When I’ll be back here
Nobody can tell

Corrine Corrina is it true what they say
Corrine Corrina is it true what they say
That you’re growin colder
More and more everyday

Corrine Corrina be a pal of mine
Corrine Corrina be a pal of mine
You got me walkin
Just to keep from cryin

I loved Corrina, tell the world I do
I loved Corrina, tell the world I do
Just a little more lovin'
Let your heart be true

Corrine Corrina where ya been so long
Corrine Corrina where ya been so long
I ain’t had no lovin
Since you’d been gone
Track Name: I'm Sittin' On Top Of The World
It was in the summer
Not in the fall
*Spent all our money
*On alcohol

And now your gone,
*solid gone
I don’t worry,
*you should be worried
(both) Cause I’m sittin on top of the world

Well I never have one girl at a time,
*oh don’t I know it
Always have me six, seven, eight or nine
But now she’s gone,
*oh I’m gone,
and I don’t worry,
*he don’t worry
(both) Cause I’m sittin on top of the world

If you see me stealin’, don’t you tell on me
I’m just stealin’ back to old used to bees
*Now I’m gone, you don’t worry do you baby?
(both) Cause I’m sittin’ on top of the world

*Keep talkin about leavin, lets see if you can
Well I can get a woman, quick as you can get a man
And now your gone,
*long gone,
I don’t worry,
*you should be worried
(both) Cause I’m sittin’ on top of the world

It was in the summer, not in the fall
Spent all my money, on alcohol
Now your gone,
*long gone,
but I don’t worry,
*worry worry
(both) Cause I’m sittin on top of the world
Track Name: Shame On You
Shame, shame on you
Shame, shame on you
You took my heart as a token
When returned it was broken
Hide your face, shame on you

Shame, shame on you
Shame, shame on you
You took my car and my money
You done me wrong and that ain't funny
Woe is me, shame on you

Shame, shame on you
Shame, shame on you
Two can play your little game
You’ll find out who was to blame
Turn your hide, shame on you

Shame, shame on you
Shame, shame on you
Ran around with other guys
Tried to lie when I got wise
Foolish girl, shame on you

Shame, shame on you
Shame, shame on you
Can you hold your head up high
Look your friends right in the eye
No you can't, shame on you
Track Name: Won't You Ride In My Little Red Wagon
Won’t you ride in my little red wagon
I would love to pull you down the street
And you know all the kids will be jealous
When they see my playmate so sweet

Hold tight when we get to the hilltop
We’re gonna coast down the hill you and me
Won’t you ride in my little red wagon
Cause you are my sweetheart to be

Won’t you ride in my little red wagon
I would love to pull you down the street
And you know all the kids will be jealous
When they see my playmate so sweet

Hold tight till we come to the hilltop
We’re gonna coast down the hill you and me
Won’t you ride in my little red wagon
For you are my sweetheart to be
And you are my sweetheart to be