1 (edited by Peatle Jville 2019-02-16 21:22:59)

Topic: Songs About Places like Nashville.

Recently, EasyBeat put a poem on chordie about Nashville it made me think of the song Nashville Cats which I use to love and looking it up on youtube I find I still love it.. I was just wondering does anyone on here have songs they like about places like that which they love to listen to or play?????.
   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryTH3KROIqM

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not really. there is a song i play about my home town called "sosban fach" which means little saucepan, i play it mainly to annoy people, and i've also put rude words to it when i play to "grown up's"     

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Interesting topic. Do you mean cities specifically or "places" in general?

Just off the top of my head, these are some of the covers I play:

Carolina on my Mind
Saturday Night in Toledo, Ohio
My Homes in Alabama
California Dreamin'
Never Leave Harlan Alive
Galway to Graceland
Rocky Mountain High

And here's few I've written:

Kentucky Blue
Sky Above Atlanta
Mississippi 1955

And if rivers/streams/lake can be included:

Devil's Creek
Bluestone
Gauley River Ride
Obed Run
Quetico     

I want to read my own water, choose my own path, write my own songs

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yeah Peatle,i love that song
``you can`t beat Wellington on a good day``
by The Violet Datsuns
The cover had a ship leaving wellington harbour in a storm
i feel seasick just looking at the extreme angle the ship is on.     

The King Of Audio Torture

5 (edited by Peatle Jville 2019-02-17 00:12:08)

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Phill cheers sosban fach  up until now reading it means little saucepan I never knew that. I used to work with a lady from Wales who told me it was a battle song. But now looking up the lyrics in English it is completely differant to what I thought the lyrics would be. I know she said to me the Welsh songs she learnt as a kid was all the Welsh language she heard in their part of Wales as English was what was spoken in her area. It sounds like a song you could make up some good lyrics to.

Dirty Ed  the songs you mentioned are exactly what I was looking for thank you.That is a good list of songs.  Just as I am writing this I can hear Walking In Memphis in  my head for some reason. I just checked out this one you mentioned Galway to Graceland it is a  newone  for me and I enjoyed listening to it. I will attach a link.
   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLSZXHXFsss

EB  good one, so people will know what the song you mentioned is I will put a link here. Our Wellington  harbour leads out into the Cook Strait which is known locally and internationally as one of the most rugged stretches of water in the world. Travelling by sea to the South Island from here on a good day is good but on a blustry windy day can be a bit of an adventure. The cover  of the album you talk about must have captured a rough day well.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4xNdyVPDJQ

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Peatle

here is a link to a video I made of a song I wrote about Nashville back in 2017.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kthI3-51xWQ
Jim     

Your vision is not limited by what your eye can see, but what your mind can imagine.
Make your life count, and the world will be a better place because you tried.

"Use the talents you possess, for the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except only the the best." - Henry Van Dyke

7 (edited by neophytte 2019-02-17 12:47:01)

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Didn't we do a FSOTM on this subject??     

[EDIT] Here it is: https://www.chordie.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=34652

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TIGLJK wrote:

Peatle

here is a link to a video I made of a song I wrote about Nashville back in 2017.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kthI3-51xWQ
Jim

Wow! Great song Jim!

Here's a couple of mine that were recorded at different times by someone in the audience at an open mic I used to play at about 10-11 years ago. Not very good recordings and not nearly as much fun as playing around a campfire:

Bluestone (written around 1979)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BySDkFX3BWw 

Quetico (written 2008)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzgqasDo6yw     

I want to read my own water, choose my own path, write my own songs

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Neo cheers you have answered your own question yes you are right..

Dirty Ed I love those two youtubes of your excellent song writing thank you much appreciated.

Jim your song on youtube excellent I loved it also thank you.     

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Ken

Those are two very nice songs - I thought the second one with the introduction about it was excellent.     

Your vision is not limited by what your eye can see, but what your mind can imagine.
Make your life count, and the world will be a better place because you tried.

"Use the talents you possess, for the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except only the the best." - Henry Van Dyke

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Bluestone is one of my favorite songs.

As for songs about places, yeah. I like them. It's good fodder for song writing.

My friend Kent and I wrote a song Bony River about a creek that had just enough water to float our kayaks some of the time. I which I could remember it.

I'd like to write songs about Harper's Ferry, WV and Sandstone, WV - or at least Diane's campground there in.

As for songs written, Almost Heaven, Nashville Cats, Lodi, Rocky Mountain High, and James River Blues all stick out as good ones. And Walking in Memphis. That's a good one.     

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12 (edited by Peatle Jville 2019-02-21 19:22:43)

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Cheers Zurf. Thank you for putting me onto James River Blues Just checked it out on youtube a real good song. I watch this show on TV called Alone  it is a American reality show. The contestants film themselves. The first, second and fourth seasons were filmed on northern Vancouver Island British Columbia., and the third near Nahuel National Park in Patagonia Argentina. It follows the self-documented daily struggles of 10 individuals (7 paired teams in season 4) as they survive in the wilderness for as long as possible using a limited amount of survival equipment. With the exception of medical check-ins, the participants are isolated from each other and all other humans. They may "tap out" at any time, or be removed due to failing a medical check-in. The contestant (or team i
n Season 4) who remains the longest wins a grand prize of $500,000. The past vancouver Island seasons they often seemed to have to be wary of bears and Cougars.  I was just wondering have you encounted any bears when your on the  rivers?? Here is a clip that was on the television news here last year that I saw,.


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

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Growing up in the Appalachian mountains in Pennsylvania, I encountered Pennsylvania black bears fairly frequently when hiking or fishing.  Only once was there any altercation when a couple of cubs decided we hikers looked fun to play with.  We hikers took off running downhill just as fast as we could and kept doing it until we reached a creek swollen with snow melt. We plunged into that stream and quickly decided we'd rather face the bears. Two or three steps and our feet and legs were frozen! Fortunately, the cubs had given up their interest in us and Mama's only interest (as ours) was keeping us away from her cubs. Pennsylvania black bears eat mostly berries and grubs. They tend not to be aggressive and there's little cause for fear.

Hunters swear that they see mountain lion/puma/cougar in Pennsylvania and Virginia woods, though our departments of environment say there aren't any. I suppose the trail cameras must be lying, as certainly the government agencies must know best.  I have seen bobcats, which are a smaller wild cat. I've even had one that used to come quite often to yell at a racoon that lived in a maple tree outside my bedroom window. I don't know what that racoon ever did to the bobcat, but that bobcat surely gave the racoon a piece of his mind with monotonous regularity. I'm not sure if you've ever heard a bobcat scream, but it sounds like what I'd imagine a young woman would scream like if one were to pull her legs off. It's an absolutely horrifying sound, extremely loud, and the bobcat was literally five or six feet away from my bedroom window. There was no sleeping until the racoon was sufficiently chastened.

Timber rattlesnakes are more of a problem in Pennsylvania and Virginia. They tend to inhabit the big piles of leaves that collect at the bottom of cliffs alongside the better trout streams. They are the primary reason that I took to wearing waders moreso than protection from the water, as trout streams make for cool and pleasant wading in the summer. 

I did have a small grizzly bear wait his turn for my fishing hole in Alaska once. My fishing partner and I were swapping fishing pools bank fishing alongside a river in western Alaska. I had just leapfrogged my partner and started to fish a nice pool where I was taking some good rainbow trout who were gorging themselves on salmon eggs. The king salmon were spawning, and so were protected from fishermen at that moment. A shame as the king salmon were enormous. We contented ourselves catching large rainbow trout. My partner's pool stopped being productive, so he walked past me to the next pool.  When he got there and looked back upstream to me as a regular safety check (always know where your fishing partner is when in back-country), he said very casually, "Oh hey. There's a bear."  Our guide looked over to see a grizzly sitting on the beach watching me cast to the trout. It seemed patient, but we nevertheless got in the boat and went to midstream to watch what the bear would do.  Once we had left, he waited a little while, then went into the river right into the hole I had been fishing.  The king salmon were not protected from grizzlies (as if there were protection from grizzlies in any situation), and it proceeded to grab and eat four or five large salmon as daintily as a socialite nibbling on shrimp at a cocktail party.  I, for one, was grateful that the bear's mother had taught him manners and patience. It was a fairly small grizzly.  The guide guessed that this was its first year away from its mother (which would make it three years old, I believe). 

We also saw an enormous grizzly walking the opposite bank of a different river we were fishing. It crossed the river well up from us and walked up a tributary to do his fishing.  We later walked up the tributary to check out his foot prints and they were at least 10" across.

The socialite grizzly.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Friends/Camping/i-Kgc9R4x/0/e98bb153/M/DSC_0644-M.jpg

We were also chased off the lake shore by a moose. It is little known, but moose kill more people in Alaska annually than do grizzly.  They are very territorial, absolutely enormous, and entirely unstoppable once having set its mind on an objective (such as disemboweling flyfishermen).  We left everything - tackle, lunch, spare gas, etc. - on shore, got in the boat as quickly as we could, and shoved off.  Fortunately, this particular beach had a very steep drop off.  Only a few feet from shore the water was well ever 10' deep.  Fortunately, I had not yet moved my camera out of the boat, so I was able to get some photos.

Ornery Moose

https://photos.smugmug.com/Friends/Camping/i-dnsvJTX/0/a9400ac0/M/DSC_0619-M.jpg

I was also attacked by a tern to whose nest I must have walked too near.

Arctic Tern

https://photos.smugmug.com/Friends/Camping/i-z8FNqBC/0/36ebce61/M/DSC_0687-M.jpg

100's of these were caught. All fish but for one pink salmon that was unfortunately hooked too deeply to release safely were released. The pink salmon was eaten for lunch.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Friends/Camping/i-99Md3hC/0/1e6d1bde/M/IMGP1504-M.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/Friends/Camping/i-mKtgDnF/0/abe5ce15/M/IMGP1571-M.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/Friends/Camping/i-HwgqKTs/0/9b8fea09/M/IMGP1559-M.jpg

My best rainbow ever - 23" long.
https://photos.smugmug.com/Friends/Camping/i-gZ9jM7G/0/20c06e45/M/Rainbow%20on%20Arrow%20Creek-M.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/Friends/Camping/i-9xq9XCj/0/a213125f/M/IMGP1611-M.jpg     

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Nice looking fish, Zurf ... congrats on all of them!

Back to songs about places, I live in Berwick which is called "The Apple Capital of Nova Scotia" in the Annapolis Valley. The late Wilf Carter wrote a song called "When it's Apple Blossom Time in the Valley" which about our area, as well as another one called "My Nova Scotia Home":

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7G6pJuLj7gw     

15 (edited by Peatle Jville 2019-02-23 03:55:16)

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Cheers Zurf great photos and interesting read. There is a lot of Rainbow trout and Brown Trout  in rivers around New Zealand. We don't have bears or snakes of animals like Pumas or Cougars. Also we dont have crocodiles or anything like that. The biggest danger and killer here  is people drowning or getting lost in the  bush or dyeing of Hypoferremia. We have Deer and wild pigs they will get out of your way as long as they don't feel trapped. Only people who I have heard of been killed or hurt by animals here are those killed by farm livestock or dog attack. The sea around NZ  has sharks but we dont get many shark attacks on humans.
TF sounds like Nova Scotia has a lot of Apple Blossoms must be a beautiful sight.. Here is a link to the late  Slim Dusty a man who sang in a similar country style to  Wilf Carter singing about a country hall in Australia.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ma8cTWNOpWg

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Peatle Jville wrote:

to the late  Slim Dusty a man who sang in a similar country style

Slim and I had a jam: http://neophytte.mine.nu/Sydney2014/p/2014-01-27_15-52-11-0.jpg

at Madame Tussauds ...     

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Neo, I laughed out loud at your comment. I once went to Liverpool and had a photo with John Lennon in Matthew street! But he was made of bronze not wax! That's about as close as I'll ever get I suppose. We came home on the Thursday and Paul McCartney visited the LIPA school next day, probably walked over the place I'd been standing. Oh wicked fate!     

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Love that photo Neo. Madame Tussauds is the closest I have got to alot of famous people. Maree and I were walking through a park in Tokyo when a bunch of school girls mobbed me mistaking me for being a member of Rod Stewarts band who was doing a concert in Japan  at the time. I obliged by letting them have their photo taken with me and signing autographs. Maree and I never figured out who I was mistaken for.

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Paradise-John Prine
That's How I Got To Memphis-Tom T Hall
Memphis Tennessee- Johnny Rivers version esp
Rocky Top- Osbourne Brothers
Detroit City- Bobby Bare
500 Miles-?
Amarillo By morning-?     

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Phill Williams wrote:

Neo, I laughed out loud at your comment.

Glad it had that effect!!

Peatle Jville wrote:

Love that photo Neo. Madame Tussauds is the closest I have got to alot of famous people.

Same here

Peatle Jville wrote:

when a bunch of school girls mobbed me mistaking me for being a member of Rod Stewarts band who was doing a concert in Japan  at the time. I obliged by letting them have their photo taken with me and signing autographs. Maree and I never figured out who I was mistaken for.

Ha - now _that's_ a funny story!!! smile

Kylie was also smiling when I attempte to kiss her ...

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PRINEFAN wrote:

Paradise-John Prine
That's How I Got To Memphis-Tom T Hall
Memphis Tennessee- Johnny Rivers version esp
Rocky Top- Osbourne Brothers
Detroit City- Bobby Bare
500 Miles-?
Amarillo By morning-?

I think Amarillo By Morning is George Straight, but if not I'm sure someone will correct me.  No idea on 500 Miles. It's a wonderful standard, though.

I'll add to the list a couple of my favorite place songs:
Leaving Louisiana in the Broad Daylight (Rodney Crowell), and
Memphis in the Meantime (John Hiatt)

I particularly like the Bo Diddly groove John Hiatt gets going in Memphis in the Meantime.     

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22 (edited by neophytte 2019-02-28 15:38:28)

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Zurf wrote:

No idea on 500 Miles. It's a wonderful standard, though.

Proclaimers: https://www.chordie.com/song.php/songar … index.html     

Vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbNlMtqrYS0

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23 (edited by Peatle Jville 2019-03-02 05:02:10)

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Greetings  PrineFan,  John Prine is playing a concert here in our little city of Wellington, New Zealand tonight Saturday 2nd March.. Unfortunately for me a family commitment means  I wont be there.

Neo that Kylee photo gave me a good laugh. I see the Proclaimers are going to be playing a concert in Perth May 30th.

Zurf I just checked out Rocky Top  on Youtube I love their harmonies and fast moving banjo. Thank you for introducing me to that song and the Osborne Brothers.

Here is an attachment John Prine and Iris DeMent performing Milwaukee Here I Come. A song I like.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_siuu6eu6k

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Peatle Jville wrote:

Greetings  PrineFan,  John Prine is playing a concert here in our little city of Wellington, New Zealand tonight Saturday 2nd March.. Unfortunately for me a family commitment means  I wont be there.

Zurf I just checked out Rocky Top  on Youtube I love their harmonies and fast moving banjo. Thank you for introducing me to that song and the Osborne Brothers.

That was PrineFan too, but I'll bask in the glory of his credit in the meanwhile.

I tried to make a guitar based version of Rocky Top, but had to change the roll pattern up as I wasn't able to get that banjo sound on my guitar. Dirty Ed is pretty good at that, but I couldn't make it work.     

Granted B chord amnesty by King of the Mutants (Long live the king).
If it comes from the heart and you add a few beers... it'll be awesome! - Mekidsmom
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Peatle
John Prine " Here I Come" - first time I've ever heard it - that was fantastic
Thanks for the enlightenment!
I'll be having that in my head for the rest of the day I'm sure.
Thanks
again
Jim     

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Make your life count, and the world will be a better place because you tried.

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