upcoming shows!

  • Aug 25

    Salardu Country Rock Fest

    Salardu

  • Aug 25

    Salardu

  • Aug 31

    Beachside Billy's Restaurant & Water Park

    Leander

  • Sep 1

    The Lost Austin Band

    Austin

  • Oct 11

    B Chord Brewing

    Round Hill

Coldwater County

04:15
Patterson Barrett
2018
Patterson Barrett

Story

I'm surprised by how often I'm asked if this song is autobiographical—it's not, it's just a little story that grew after I awoke one morning and thought it might be fun to put a few familiar snippets together.

Click here to hear a different experiment with familiar snippets that I recorded many years ago; the photo alone is worth the click.

Back to this century, that's my son Emerson and his wife Chelsea (known collectively as Well Worn Soles) singing harmony, with the great Stuart Duncan on fiddle, and Jon Hahn on drums.

Lyrics

Coldwater County (4:15)

--Patterson Barrett ©2017 (BMI) Criminal Tunes

 

How dry I am

In Coldwater County

Here comes the bride, well I sure could use a drink

She brought joy to the world while she was still single

She’ll be mama’s little baby with fourteen children before you can blink

 

Up in this holler ten-years ago a beautiful young girl with something to show

We all had a look and my love started to grow

But she never took notice of me

 

How dry I am

In Coldwater County

Here comes the bride

Well I sure could use a drink

She brought joy to the world while she was still single

She’ll be mama’s little baby with fourteen children before she can blink

 

Young men have dreams and we all dreamed of her

Life would be heaven with her, we were sure

But I left this place chasing dreams of my own

I imagined her waiting at home

 

How dry I am

In Coldwater County

Here comes the bride

Well I sure could use a drink

She brought joy to the world while she was still single

She’ll be mama’s little baby with fourteen children before she can blink

 

Life’s about change

Of that there’s no doubt

Some things we need, some we do without

I think to myself as they walk down the aisle

Well I’m glad it’s not me in those shoes

 

How dry I am

In Coldwater County

Here comes the bride

Well it’s later than you think

She’ll bring joy to his world now she’s no longer single

They’ll be mama’s little babies with fourteen children before they can blink

 

There’ll be mama’s little babies

Now how about that drink