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The Ballad of James Hand

Holly George-Warren, Texas Music, Fall 2009

"When I turned 13 I had a honky-tonk band
And now I guess I still do
There's a lot I've seen that I don't understand
But I'll tell you one thing I do
When you sing it from the heart
You know ever' part
That's the way that it's gotta be
I tell ya right now I'll take a solemn vow
I ain't a goin' if I can't be me"

– 'Ain't a Goin'', James Hand

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