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#1 2008-07-24 01:43:15

KAP54
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Black Tree Road

This is a fictional song played fast, in a southern Rock and Roll style.About the place where this young man came of age.Lots of good ole boy lead in the breaks,four part harmony on the "Blacktree Road" with a hopping piano to boot. I had some fun writing this as it is way off my normal style of writing. smile Enjoy





Blacktree Road

by Ken Peters

July23/08

I was [A]raised in the south of Texas.
[A]When I was young I was bold and restless.
I had a [E]girlfriend she was breathless,and we would [D]party down on Blacktree [A]Road.
Now Suzy [A]Lee was young and sexy.
And [A]just one look from her eyes would hex me.
But in the [E]moonlight she'd reject me,and thats the [D]way it was on Blacktree [A]Road.

On Blacktree [D]Road I learned to sing and dance.
On Blacktree [A]Road I fought and took a stance.
On Blacktree [D]Road I burned but I took a chance the [E]same.
I wouldn't [A]trade a million dollars for the backseats and the hollers.
For the [E]good times that I'm glad I had while [D]growing up on Blacktree [A]Road
[D]Growing up on Blacktree [A]Road
[D]Growing up on Blacktree,[D]Growing up on Blacktree
[D]Growing up on Blacktree [A]Ro-o-ad          [E]

Now me and my [A]best friend Billy Porter,
[A]Would hop in my van and go across the border.
A box of [E]whiskey was the order,so we could [D]party down on Blacktree [A]Road.
Now Billy [A]Porter was good at drinkin,
[A]but Billy weren't really to good at thinkin.
He drove a [E]beat up rusty Lincoln and that's the [D]way it was on Blacktree [A]Road.

On Blacktree [D]Road I learned to sing and dance.
On Blacktree [A]Road I fought and took a stance.
On Blacktree [D]Road I burned but I took a chance the [E]same.
I wouldn't [A]trade a million dollars for the backseats and the hollers.
For the [E]good times that I'm glad I had while [D]growing up on Blacktree [A]Road
[D]Growing up on Blacktree [A]Road
[D]Growing up on Blacktree,[D]Growing up on Blacktree
[D]Growing up on Blacktree [A]Ro-o-o-o-a-a-a-d

[D]PARTY.............[A]PARTY.............[D]PARTY........all night [E]long.

[D]PARTY.............[A]PARTY

We used to [E]drink so hard we could hardly stand.
We used to [E]sing so loud like a big rock band.
And when the [E7]sun come we'd do it all aga-a-a-a-a-in.
No I wouldn't [A]trade a million dollars for the backseats and the hollers.
For the [E]good times that I'm glad I had while [D]growing up on Blacktree [A]Road.
[D]Growing up on Blacktree [A]Road
[D]Growing up on Blacktree, Growing up on Blacktree
[D]Growing up on Blacktree [A]Ro-o-o-o-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-ad


A D E E7

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#2 2008-07-24 04:37:48

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Re: Black Tree Road

Love it!

I hearing this one being howled out in a shacked-out old honkey tonk.  There's a fight out in the parking lot and the sheriff's taking his time getting there because it's just easier to let 'em all have at it and get hurt than to arrive in the middle of the brawl.


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#3 2008-07-25 23:50:00

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i like songs with characters you can identify, we all know a billy "good at drinking, but not at thinking" in fact i know a few...i'm no good at either, but i do know i like this song

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#4 2008-07-26 00:14:52

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Thanks James and Phill
Yup...We all have someone and sometime from the good ole days to fondly look back on.
Thanks Phill...I did a quick re-write on Billy.It works much gooder.

Kenny smile


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#5 2008-07-26 00:32:49

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hi kap you've got the groove ,great lyrics good flow,well done....stay cool


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#6 2008-07-26 22:35:35

Roger Guppy
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Re: Black Tree Road

Hi Kenny,

I just gave this one a 'wail and a holler' fast and loud. Great fun, easy to play and a good song to boot.

Keep them coming.

Roger


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#7 2008-07-27 16:55:48

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kap you gotta put this on mp3 and upload it to utube or somewhere so we all can listen to it very well done i liked the line about "billy good at drinkin" good job keep writing them russ smile


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#8 2008-08-09 03:23:37

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Re: Black Tree Road

Hello Kap!
I was breezing thru the songs on here and came across yours. Love it!! I think the essence of songwriting is to be able to envoke a feeling or create a mental picture of what the writer was seeing or feeling. I definitely had both of those from this. I love songs like this that just make you smile.  Good Job. Is it somewhere we can hear it??


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#9 2008-08-09 09:00:25

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Hi Kapa,

Another great song. Please don't be offended when i say your great song
reminded me of this one, a great favourite of mine. I know some writers are offended by this!
I read,  and I hear you song with this kind of sound. Believe me i mean this as the utmost compliment.

There has to be another avenue to get all this great stuff on here listened to by a bigger audience.

I have a friend with a pirate radio station, Ill see him next weekend. Im gonna have a long ole talk with him.

Your song is another id love to hear recorded.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=dc86_Weoye0    { Roger has informed me this link wouldn't work in his area?} Thanks Roger!
so! here's another,

Steve Earl.
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=6AoysLSHNSo

From a rain swept Ireland { Big Groans }

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#10 2008-08-09 13:29:37

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Thank You Stretch papa
I am presently trying to get together some gear to do some recording(whole new ball of wax for me lol).I hope to be hooking up with Russell for some help on this. Thanks Again smile

Helena smile
Believe me when I say nothing you can put down in words can offend me.If anything I am flattered that my little tune reminds you of Copperhead Road.
Presently in a bit of a rut trying to wrap my head around the hole I dug myself as starting over seems to be a reoccurring theme in my life.Hopefully starting over with my Chordie friends in my corner will be a boost for moral and writing smile

Thank You Again

Kapa


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#11 2008-08-09 14:44:54

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Kap you got it,any help you need give a holler smile


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