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


[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

love is life ,life is for love,keep a true heart and live life to the full....stay cool