Lester and Pauline

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Lester and Pauline were two of a kind
Two hearts made of silver with neither a dime
Not even a penny or a note to their name
But a love that was sweeter was ne’er seen again

Lester worked construction in the sunshine and rain
His body was weak but he was numb to the pain
And he worked with conviction for he took novocaine
Made with love from his sweetheart, his life’s only gain


Pauline was a waitress in a small diner car
Found from Tampa to Tulsa where she tended the bar
The riders who met her knew she never was far
From her home, Oklahoma, and her bright shining star


Pauline and her Lester took a train pointed West
To escape the destruction of the pain without rest
But their train never made it through the desert of rust
Neath the painted stone arches lies our lovers in dust


from Yucca Gold, released June 10, 2016
Guitars, Vocals: Joseph Bradshaw
Background Vocals: Casey Chambers
Bass: John Spiker
Drums: James McCalister
Steel Guitar: Christopher Wray

Words and Music by Joseph Bradshaw
Recorded by John Spiker & Christopher Wray



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