Topic: Blue Ridge Blue

A little song about missing the mountains I grew up in.

Blue Ridge Blue By Jeff Gilpin


September 9, 2012




Verse 1


When [D]I was a [F]boy


I moved to a [C]home


[G]Out in the mountains


The place I would [D]roam


Nestled in a [F]valley


Far from city [C]life


[G]Surrounded by ridges


Reaching up to the [D]sky




Chorus 1


They were [F]Blue [C]Ridge [D]blue


Rising [F]up in the [C]air


[G]Tall as the [F]heavens


I [G]just stood and [D]stared


At the [F]Blue [C]Ridge [D]blue


The [F]colors so [C]deep


And I [G]drank in the [F]sight


I was [G]trying to [D]keep




Verse 2


Years passed on [F]by


And I moved a[C]way


[G]Into the city


Where I had to [D]stay


Closer to [F]work


Civili[C]zation


[G]Far from my thoughts


But in my imagi[D]nation I saw





Chorus 2


[F]Ridges [C]so [D]blue


Rising [F]up in the [C]air


[G]Tall as the [F]heavens


I i[G]magined they were [D]there


Those [F]ridges [C]so [D]blue


The [F]colors so [C]deep


And [G]I drank in the [F]sight


I could [G]see it in my [D]sleep




Verse 3


Years upon [F]years


I’m still in the [C]city


Built [G]with a keen eye


To some maybe [D]pretty


I guess they looks [F]fine


But I feel no [C]joy


Like in the [G]Blue Ridge mountains


I grew up in as a [D]boy




Chorus 3


With the [F]ridges [C]so [D]blue


Rising [F]up in the [C]air


[G]Tall as the [F]heavens


I still i[G]magine I’m [D]there


The [F]ridges [C]so [D]blue


The [F]colors so [C]deep


I [G]drink in the [F]sight


That I [G]see it in my [D]sleep



J  E  T  S
...and yet a Redskins fan ...long story...HTTR

Re: Blue Ridge Blue

well done jet's.

my papy said son your going too drive me too drinking if you dont stop driving that   Hot  Rod  Lincoln!! Cmdr cody and his lost planet airman

Re: Blue Ridge Blue

Thanks Dino.

J  E  T  S
...and yet a Redskins fan ...long story...HTTR

Re: Blue Ridge Blue

Nice.  It inspires me to try something about the mountains too.  Unfortunately, Eddie From Ohio already wrote a song that captures my feelings about the blue ridge.

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Re: Blue Ridge Blue

hi jeff i miss the countryside i was brought up in,picking blackberries in the hedgerows,bird chorus in a morning,catching a rabbit or two,platting bail string into a rope,a bit of wood for a seat for a swing,making gocarts out of old pram wheels ,thanks for the memories.....stay cool

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