The Allison Family

Mama’s Clothesline

CD lyrics: 


Mama’s Clothesline

I can see my mamas face now clearly standing in the yard

Hangin’ up the wash was never really very hard

For all those little feet come run to lend a helping hand

Sayin’ Mama let me do it I can reach I really can


Mama’s Clothesline, hanging in plain view Reminds us of the life we lived, and our family that grew

Daddy’s ragged shirts, grease stained pants, and holey socks its true

Showed all the love and work this family can do

I remember all those nights we’ve had back home with ma and pa

Seven children in one accord and the Lord in the midst of all


Baby diapers hanging there all neatly in a row

Those precious little ones, how quickly they do grow

And little brothers knees that stain and fade so easily

They’re hard at work and hard at play in our big family


The soft warm breeze blows gently on the quilts that grandma made

Every strand she stitched in love then on our beds were laid

Snuggled up beneath the warmth that all that love supplied

The tenderness of Grandmas touch was ever on my mind


I’m and Old Cowhand


I’m an old cowhand from the Rio Grande, but my legs ain’t bowed and my cheeks ain’t tanned

I’m a cowboy whose never seen a cow, never roped a steer cause I don’t know how I sure ain’t fixin’ on starting now

Yipee i o ti ay, hey, yippee i o ti ay


I’m an old cowhand from the Rio Grande, and I learned to ride, fore I learned to stand

I’m a riding fool who is up to date, I know every trail in the Beaver State, I ride the range in my ford V8

Yipee i o ti ay, hey, yippee i o ti ay


We’re old cowhands from the Rio Grande, and we come to town just to hear the band

We know all the songs that the cowboys know, bout the big corral where the doggies go, we learned them all on the radio

Yipee i o ti ay, hey, yippee i o ti ay


We’re old cowhands from the Rio Grande, where the west is wild, cross the borderland

Where the buffalo roam around the zoo, the indians run up a rug or two, the old bar X is a barbeque

Yipee i o ti ay, hey, yippee i o ti ay


Hallelujah,  I’m Ready

Hallelujah (I’m ready) I’m ready (hallelujah)

I can hear the voices singing soft and low

Hallelujah (I’m ready) I’m ready (hallelujah) j

Hallelujah I’m ready to go


In the darkness of night not a Starbucks in sight on a highway that leads down below

But Jesus came in and he saved my soul from sin, Hallelujah I’m ready to go


Sinners don’t wait until its to late, he’s a wonderful savior you know

Well I fell on my knees and he answered my pleas, Hallelujah I’m ready to go


Family Recipe

Copy down this recipe read it every day

Get out the ingredients, start it right away

You will need a peck of love, patience is a must

Work and perspiration and you get a flaky crust


It takes a mouth full of kindness, a heart full of hugs

A barrel full of fun and games to keep away the bugs

A pinch of understanding completes the recipe

And you mix it all together for a happy family


As you’ll see it’s not that hard, stir those lumps away

Add a lot of discipline, don’t forget to pray

Lots of laughter keeps it light, add a praise or two

Sprinkle on some sugar and you’ll find its tried and true



What would happen today if Moses tapped on a rock

Would it dribble with water or would people talk

Of how the coffee is flowing go get in line

Fully caffeinated and tasting fine


What would Jesus do today at the wedding feast

It’s two in the morning and we’re dragging our feet

The coffee is gone, we need some joe

Would he touch the percolator for a miracle


Dutch Brothers, Starbucks, Sisters Coffee too

If its good for me then its good for you

Tall vanilla cappuccino with whipped cream

Forget that it costs 10.43


Morning greeting business meeting daily commute

Don’t spill your coffee on you brand new suit

Doctors, teachers, mothers, preachers need their muddy buddies

And oh how we need them at bible studies


Dutch Brothers, Starbucks, Sisters Coffee too

If it’s good for me then it’s good for you

Double carmel latte with sprinkles please

Forget that its five hundred calories


Cappuccino  Frappuccino, Non fat Decaf

Americano Macchiato, hold the whip take a sip

Kona Blend, Columbian, French Roast with your toast

Chai Latte, Nes Cafe, Coffeemate is so great

Vanilla Nut when you’re in a rut

Maxwell House with your spouse

Hills Brothers for you mothers

Breakfast Blend with a friend

Backporch Coffee after church

Bellatazza in the plaza

Costco lattes are a cinch

McDonalds drivethrough in a pinch


Dutch Brothers, Starbucks, Sisters Coffee too

If it’s good for me then its good for you

Triple espresso flowing through my veins

If I get a little jittery please take it away


Jesus Loves Me Medley 

Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so

Little ones to him belong, they are weak but he is strong

Yes Jesus loves me, Yes Jesus loves me

Yes Jesus loves me, the Bible tells me so


His love is so deep, his mercy so wide

His arms are so strong, his wisdom so high

His power so great, his promise so true

Jesus loves us me and you


His reach is so free, his peace is so pure

His grace is so sweet, his word is so sure

His plans are so good, his pardon so kind

Jesus loves us all the time