Topic: The Magic Village

New song I wrote today. Link below if you would like to hear how it goes.

The Magic Village By Jeff Gilpin


8-4-2019


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- chords -


Verse


D C F G F G C G – D C F G F G D


Chorus F C G D – F C G C - ending with F C G C G D


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Verse 1


[D]Long long a[C]go


In a [F]make believe-like [G]land


[F]Outside of a [G]village


Near a [C]river birch [G]stand


There [D]in a small [C]cottage


Lived a [F]small fami[G]ly.


They were [F]meek they were [G]humble


But [D]they lived happily.


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Chorus 1

A [F]simpler world indeed


With[C]out what some have now


The [G]good, bad


And the con[D]tent.


They [F]lived in their world


Filled with [C]many simple things


And [G]many simple times


All well [C]spent.


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Verse 2


The [D]time passed a[C]long


And [F]other people [G]found


The [F]quaint little [G]village


So [C]far from any [G]town,


And they [D]came one by [C]one,



Then they [F]came two by [G]two


To [F]live in that [G]village


Hoping [D]they’d be happy too.


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Chorus 2

So [F]as the simple village


Was be[C]ginning to expand,


They [G]tried to hold on


What made it [D]so,


And it [F]grew with new people,


And it [C]spread over the land


Until it [G]grew into a place,


They didn’t [C]know.


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Verse 3


Now the [D]village is a [C]town


[F]Far from quaint and [G]slow,


More [F]people come to [G]live there,


But [C]some who lived there [G]go,


And they [D]search for a [C]place


Like the [F]village they once [G]knew,


[F]Looking for the [G]magic


That‘s now [D]lost to those few.


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Chorus 3

But the [F]magic once it’s gone


Is [C]hard to recreate,


Like that [G]feeling of contentment


They once [D]knew.


The only [F]way to start again


Is to [C]set aside the past


You [G]can’t create what’s gone


But you [C]can build a[G]new.[D]



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https://soundcloud.com/jets60/the-magic-village 

J  E  T  S
...and yet a Washington Football Club fan ...long story...HTT...WFT

2 (edited by TIGLJK 2019-08-04 15:34:17)

Re: The Magic Village

Perfect description of so many places that get over run as so as the secret of their charm and beauty gets out
Topsail, NC comes to mind right away!     

Really well written song!!!
Thanks for sharing
Jim

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Re: The Magic Village

Thanks for your comments Jim. I was leaning more toward's the WNC mountains where I grew up, but I agree, there are quite a few places that fit.     

J  E  T  S
...and yet a Washington Football Club fan ...long story...HTT...WFT

Re: The Magic Village

Like so many of the not so small villages now here in th Peak District.     

Thick as two short planks

Re: The Magic Village

Hey Keep - Yeah, It's like what ever's precious gets discovered and that's all she wrote.     

J  E  T  S
...and yet a Washington Football Club fan ...long story...HTT...WFT

Re: The Magic Village

Great song, Jeff, and it evokes a lot of memories from my favorite places while growing up. My goofy side was immediately reminded of the famous Yogi Bera quote:

"No one goes there anymore, because it's too crowded." lol     

Re: The Magic Village

Thanks TF - Yep, you and Yogi nailed it.  smile     

J  E  T  S
...and yet a Washington Football Club fan ...long story...HTT...WFT