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(10 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

That is one sweet looking instrument - even if I couldn't play it - I would display that somewhere in my house - very cool !

Enjoy it !

Jim     

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(414 replies, posted in Bands and artists)

Yes, I agree - very talented
That title still has me puzzled however - and on that "note"  - for all of you musicians - especially you CG ---
if  a musical piece has no lyrics - how does one come up with a title ?

Good music - thanks for sharing ?     

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(11 replies, posted in Songwriting)

Bill,
I made a change -  not exactly what you suggested ( i I think " isn't no"  would be a double negative or some thing like that )
and yeah that's kind of how it goes - along the lines of an Eagles song - that kinda country rock.

Thanks for the kind words.

Peatle
Thank you Peatle- yes, there is a lot of interpretation left to the individual in the setting of this song
Thanks for giving it a look.

TF
Thank you for your comment.
I'm not smart enough or talented enough to actually sit down and write a song, I totally rely on my emotions and how I think people would react.
It's why I love the Dylan's,  Van Zant's, Guy Clark's and Steve Earle's  -among many others-  they are all storytellers.
Especially since I know so little about music. Most of my lyrics would sound much different if someone who actually knows music used the right chords, strum patterns, tempo, etc...( that's about it for me - I don't know any other music terms):  )  was writing them . It's why I love when You, Mojo,  Phill, Jan, Graham or many of the others on Chordie had covered a song and they put their own flare, mystique,  and music talent to it - or some one like Bill gives me an English lesson -  it is always a great improvenent.  I'm pretty locked in to the cowboy chords. (:    It is also what I love about Chordie - it has so many different, talented people on here - and so many perspectives - it is like candyland to someone like me.

Again - all of you  THANK YOU !

Jim

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(64 replies, posted in Bands and artists)

Wow - Bill I just listened to that song Back to the Dirty town - it was frigging AWESOME !!

I really loved the artwork in the video also.

CG and Bill - this was a great posting of fabulous music!  THANKS AGAIN  !!!     smile  smile

Jim     

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(11 replies, posted in Songwriting)

I 've had a couple of thoughts running around my head for about a week now.
I woke up about 4 am this morning - poured my self a big cup of coffe - grabbed my guitar and came up with this song.
Hope you like it

  No Way by Jim Kenyon


[C]Seems like I been up since the [F]middle of [C] March


Feeling just like I’m wet change on [G] some bar


And the [C]rain’s coming down so hard I can [F]barely [C]see


but it [G]can’t wash away the [F]ache in my [C] heart


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[C]Maybe things will get better in the [F]days to [C]come


But this sure feels different in a pe[G]culiar way


And it [C]seems I’ve got a running start on[F] losing my[C] mind


as I [G]search for the right words to [F]make her [C]stay


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Chorus


[F] I’ve never been scared of nothing, no, I’ve never run [C]away


[F]Ain’t been afraid to fight for what’s right, my whole life[C] through


[F]Oh there’s been times that I’ve walked away from[C] trouble


But [G]Darling, there's no [F]way I can walk away from [C]you





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[C]Sometimes it’s best to let things un[F]fold in their own [C]way


And forget the hurt and the reasons that caused [G] the pain


I think[C] it’s time to move on and [F]time to [C]forgive


Time to [G]smile and believe in [F]love all over[C] again


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Chorus


[F] I’ve never been scared of nothing, no, I’ve never run [C]away


[F]Ain’t been afraid to fight for what’s right, my whole life[C] through


[F]Oh there’s been times that I’ve walked away from[C] trouble


But [G]Darling,there's no [F]way I can walk away from [C]you


No, there's [G]no way I can [F]walk away from [C]you


[G]there's no way I can [F]walk away from [C]you


[G]there's no way I can [F]walk away from [C]you





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(4 replies, posted in Poems)

Beamer - nice one Buddy - good stuff!
TF - that is spot on humor!     

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(64 replies, posted in Bands and artists)

CG

I liked the songs - especially Time to forgive

Thanks for the good finds.
Jim     

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(7 replies, posted in Poems)

GOOD ONE -  A GUY IN MY TOWN ABOUT MY AGE MADE A HUGE EFFORT TO GET FIT - RAN EVERY DAY - MILES - TO GET IN SHAPE JUST AS HE WAS ABOUT FIT - HIS KNEES WORE AND AND ENDED UP HAVING TO HAVE SURGERY  AND NOW HE CAN RUN NO MORE.

I THINK IT WAS RUSSELL ON HERE THAT USED TO SAY - GETTING OLD AIN'T FOR SISSYS !
i USED TO GET MUSTARD ON MY SHOES WHEN I ATE HOT DOGS, NOW I JUST GET IT ON MY SHIRT HALFWAY DOWN  smile

GOOD ONE EB     

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(414 replies, posted in Bands and artists)

CG - THE MUSIC WAS INDEED FANTASTIC - THANKS FOR THE SHARING OF SUCH TALENT     

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(414 replies, posted in Bands and artists)

DE you are correct - they are Australian built Matons     

yea - i'm close to Mojo on this one

I would like to see crucifixion, rising from tomb, any of the miracles, or Moses parting the sea

I'm a believer- but man - to witness that - a different dimension.

I always wonder if the people that did witness it - knew what the heck they saw and how significant it was     

Mojo
Like easybeat - I think V1 was a bit better  - but again - I really like the song.     

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(64 replies, posted in Bands and artists)

Bill

No kidding here - I was in my car yesterday and listening to Outlaw Country  station 60 on sirius xm  and they played
Night Taain to Nashville and I said to myself,  that is an awesome song.
check these  out
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-XepQFtOQg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iF5ZnxYLLqA

Good info - as a history teacher I just love this kind if stuff.

Thanks for sharing- you always have a way to get me going -    and tell that good looking gal Dondra I said  hello!

Jim     

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(4 replies, posted in Songwriting)

Like it JETS !

It is strange how we get little tidbits of information, an offer that seems impossible to refuse,   a few emotions roused that you never had before ,
or something catches our eye ....... and ya think to yourself - is this what  I have been looking for ?

Good song man !

Thanks for sharing - I will look forward to when you post the recording

Jim     

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(1 replies, posted in Songwriting)

I was playing this song I wrote a while ago this morning - decided it needed some changes
- added a verse and changed a few other lyrics

Some Girls Are Hard To Impress Jim Kenyon


[G]Everything about her makes me feel just right


[Cmaj7]got tender heart and the prettiest eyes


[G]I’d love to be with her every night


she’s[D] good at everything she [Cmaj7] does, and barely even[G] tries


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[G]I love the way she moves, she’s always at ease


[Cmaj7] cooler than any girl that I’ve ever seen


[G] like a ray of sunshine or cool summer breeze


she’s [D]so hard to hold onto[Cmaj7], if you know what I [G]mean.




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Chorus


[Cmaj7] yeah I buy her everything that I can afford


[G] make all the right moves, n’ say the right words


[Cmaj7] been trying real hard to do my best


But ya [D] know some girls are [Cmaj7]hard to im[G]press


Yea - ya [D] know some girls are [Cmaj7]hard to im[G]press


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[G] Well, you never know what she’s gonna do



[Cmaj7] Her laughter charms the air with every sound


[G] She’s funny, she’s sexy, and occasionally wild


She [d]makes everything [Cmaj7] better when she’s a[G]round


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[G]As pretty as a spring flower in full bloom


[Cmaj7]got a thousand expressions of every sort


[G]a smile that just lights up every room


oh [D]she can make forever [Cmaj7] seem way too [G]short




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Chorus


[Cmaj7] yeah I buy her everything that I can afford


[G] make all the right moves, n’ say the right words


[Cmaj7] been trying real hard to do my best


But ya [D] know some girls are [Cmaj7]hard to im[G]press


don't ya[D]know some girls are [Cmaj7]hard to im[G]press


don't ya[D]know some girls are [Cmaj7]hard to im[G]press


yeah [D] some girls are [Cmaj7]hard to im[G]press





Bill
Fantastic R & R     Lead guitarist on 4th song is incredible.
Looks like a they came straight from work to play - love it --- singers attire speaks loudly !
Thanks for sharing -
Jim     

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(5 replies, posted in Poems)

Superb Phill

it resounds of my relationship of my wife of 33 years -  it is perfection as I see it.

Great writing my friend!!

Jim     

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(64 replies, posted in Bands and artists)

Yes CG thanks for the find - it was great

TF - Did you see Tedesky Trucks version of it - - that was just as good maybe better.

CG THANKS for doing the Blues fix - I too look forward to it each week

Jim     

AS this great topic was about time traveling - here is a hypothetical proposition  I often propose to my students....
I thought it might be interesting to ask here in this thread as well.

"You have been given the gift of one time travel..... you have the ability to go back in time and witness one and only one historical event. You cannot interfere or change the outcome, only witness it. after the event you will return to the present time.    What event would you choose and why? "

Peatle - Ditto what TF said - 

Holy Moly - I cannot imagine someone convincing me to do that just to sing!     

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(10 replies, posted in Poems)

Peatle - That was way cool......message is spot on.  What program did you use to make the video with the graphics?
Thanks for sharing

Jim     

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(414 replies, posted in Bands and artists)

I never had even heard of this before - to see it was really strange.

Good stuff - interesting style.
Thanks TF     

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(12 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_nlIjYsU0Y
intersting     

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(12 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

Thats awesome  I just bought my first new bike since 1988     

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(6 replies, posted in Songwriting)

Mojo

I loved it !
Glad you are back - it's amazing to me the talent that
the people on chordie have.

Life gets in the way for a variety of reasons - glad you had the time to share this fine tune!
I love that Texan drawl in your voice - it makes your songs very unique. you guitar is always spot on as well !

Thanks again for sharing, hope to have you come out with  a few more soon.
Jim