Topic: It's a Mountain Thing & Marylou Marylou

I write songs all the time (as a lot of you know), but didn't want to overflow the songwriting forum...anyway here are two of mine I wrote a few years ago and finally recorded the other day: It's a Mountain Thing & Marylou Marylou...available on my soundcloud site if you want to listen:
https://soundcloud.com/jets60/its-a-mountain-thing & https://soundcloud.com/jets60/marylou-marylou-scratch

It’s a Mountain Thing By Jeff Gilpin




Intro


Strumming G




If I roll on down to[C]day


Just to say [Em]hey


To all my [D]friends [C]


Find out how they’ve [G]been


I doubt they’d be sur[C]prised


But they’d be smiling with their [Em]eyes


If I rolled down to[D]day [C]


Bet it would be o[G]kay




One day I’ll [Em]do that


It’s not too [Am]far


Shorter by [D]air


Longer by [G]car


I often [Em]wonder


Just how long it’s [Am]been


Always feel [D]welcome [C]



It’s a mountain [G]thing


In pictures I [C]see them


Those who I’d be [Em]seeing


Look kind of the [D]same[C]


After playing the life [G]game


I know I’m older [C]too


Not much I can [Em]do


I’d grin and say [D]hey [C]


Bet it would be o[G]kay


One day I’ll [Em]do that


It’s not too [Am]far


Shorter by [D]air


Longer by [G]car


I often [Em]wonder


Just how long it’s [Am]been


Always feel [D]welcome [C]


It’s a mountain [G]thing


Repeat First Verse..1st 2 lines…end on Em and let it ring




Marylou Marylou by Jeff Gilpin


August 10, 2016




Mary[D]lou Marylou


What am [A]I going to do


Now that [G]you’re far away? [G7]




Thought I was over you


But that turned out untrue.


Say you’re not gone to stay.




[Em]Cause I was just getting [A]used to you


And [Em]all your fickle [A]ways.


[Em]Now you’re gone with[A]out a so long


Oh [Em]won’t you come back I [G]hope and [A]pray. [A7]





Marylou now you’re gone


But my memory’s strong.


I can still sense you’re here.




Here’s where you belong.


Since you’re not it’s all wrong


But I’m starting to fear.




I’m afraid that you’ll never come back


And I will feel like this forever.


Each night I pray for your return


And I see you again…maybe I’ll feel better.




Repeat 1st verses end with Dmaj7 D after the G7



 

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

Re: It's a Mountain Thing & Marylou Marylou

Comments left, but for here, I liked both tunes but lean toward "It's A Mountain Thing". It's very imagination-provoking and I can "see" the folks you sing about. I hope I used the right terminology when I said I liked the "transitions". I meant the use of one word to segue into something else: maybe a little louder, maybe a key change. One has to really listen to pick them out, but you do them well, jets60.

Bill     

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Re: It's a Mountain Thing & Marylou Marylou

Hey Bill - Thanks. Yeah, this one was near and dear to my heart. I'm from WNC and it is not what I left back in the late 70s. Social media has enabled me to see the kids I went to school with who are my age now, and we both missed seeing how we all got to where we are today. I wish I could say I put the transitions you mentioned on purpose, but that was me singing and playing from the heart.     

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

Re: It's a Mountain Thing & Marylou Marylou

I am enjoying hearing your songs Jet keep them coming.     

Re: It's a Mountain Thing & Marylou Marylou

Thanks Pete. You know I will.     

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