Topic: Trips A Days

I was thinking about my early days in the military, when I lived in West Germany as it was called at the time. I gave the song a kind of folky sound with the chords.

Trips A Days By Jeff Gilpin


3/24/2019


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Verse Dm D Dm D C/G Am7 C/G Am7 G… Chorus F C G D X2


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I [Dm]knew a girl, she was pe[D]culiar.


She’d [Dm]stare with mischievous [D]eyes.


She’d [C/G]say things you’d never ex[Am7]pect


[C/G]Just to catch your [Am7]look of sur[G]prise.


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She’d [Dm]talk in a voice me[D]lodic.


Was [Dm]mesmerizing just to [D]hear.


She’d [C/G]leave your head a [Am7]spinning


[C/G]Like someone [Am7]might have dosed your [G]beer [D]


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[F]In my misspent [C]days of [G]youth


[F]In my days left [C]far be[G]hind


That [F]I will [C]sometimes [G]visit


In my [F]trips going [C]back in [G]time... [D]


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A friend of mine I met long ago


And have misplaced over the years.


We’d visit places far and wide


That now have disappeared.


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Towns of medieval history



With stories yet to be told.


We’d travel from one to another


Upon this ancient road.


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[F]In my well spent [C]days of [G]youth


[F]In my days left [C]far be[G]hind


That [F]I will [C]sometimes [G]visit


In my [F]trips going [C]back in [G]time ...[D]


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The trips I take from time to time


To places where I’ve been


Reflect the people that I’ve known,


And may never see again.


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Like some faded pictures,


Photographs put away,


But brought out from time to time


When I’m feeling this way ….when I’m


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[F]Missing my [C]days of [G]youth,


[F]My days left [C]far be[G]hind.


[F]I will [C]visit these[G] places when I can


Taking [F]trips … [C]going back in [G]time... [Dm] [D]



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

Re: Trips A Days

Here it is if you want to hear how it goes: https://soundcloud.com/jets60/trips-a-days     

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

3 (edited by TIGLJK 2019-03-24 17:51:18)

Re: Trips A Days

Jeff
That very interesting.  I was wondering if there was any double entendre in the lyrics ?
Left a message on the cloud

Thanks for sharing

Jim     

ps - is that you in the picture on the cloud ?

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Hey Jim - No hidden meaning this time and yes, that is me holding my son back in the late summer of 1984. My wife too and a good friend on a trip down in Bavaria...south western Germany, West Germany at that time.     

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

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Jeff. All your songs are beautiful and well performed, this one is no exception, wistful and containing a great story. I think we've all met a similar lady as described in the first verse, and as the song goes on I realized that no matter where you live or which continent we all have the same experiences. Well done.     

Ask not what Chordie can do for you, but what you can do for Chordie.

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Jeff I do not know how I missed this one. Great  writing as all your songs have been. You have a true talent and I always look forward to your work. This one is wonderful just to read. Your recording of songs just adds to your work.     

Music is what feelings sound like.
Music is life, that why our hearts have beats.

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Thanks Phill and CG!     

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

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Jeff is among a really talented group of songwriters / poets we have, and this one ranks highly among them. The beauty of this one is that it could work in any number of genres ... the lyrics are so good, and really tell a story. Nice work, Jeff!     

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Re: Trips A Days

another goodie jets,performed in your wonderful unique way.     

The King Of Audio Torture

Re: Trips A Days

Thanks very much you two. I do like it myself.     

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

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easybeat wrote:

another goodie jets,performed in your wonderful unique way.

I agree with Brian and all Phill said. I dont think you have every wrote a song i didnt like.  Your voice playing and words all fit together perfectly.     

Hard times create strong men,Strong men create good times,Good times create weak men,Weak men create hard times.Cantwere rice INVICTA!