133 tracks by Greg Connor

It's been a long time. Too many distractions and not enough time, or even focus to play lately. Somehow this song, "Higher Ground" squeaked out from some hidden place.
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Written for a Minnesota Homebrew Halloween Song Challenge ____________________________________ Sweet Tooth Geezer Wandering thru the backyards on a cold and hallowed night When I saw the little children all dressed up with eyes so bright…read more
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Here is my contribution to Carl Unbehaun's, Minnesota Homebrew Radio Show, song writing Challenge: Write a song about Minnesota ... Anything goes.
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Collaboration between Carl Unbehaun and Myself. Introducing Carl Unbehaun, the host of Minnesota Homebrew Radio Show. Pioneer Radio 90.1 Thief River Falls MN I had the words, and Carl had the melody plus the ability to deliver the song…
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This song is the result of exchanging "One Line Zingers" with my friend Tom last Saturday while playing a little music. He challenged me to write a song about him and he would do the same at my expense. The funiest song wins. ___________________________________________…read more
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The circling of life The ability to find your way Like a compass in the night And the coming of another day It’s like when the stars align You’ve been given just a glimpse of truth And you think that you might find The Optimism held in…read more
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Minnesota Coffee Table __________________Always Fun! Written By Greg Connor Performed by Mark Lofgren & Greg Connor
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RPM Challenge 2018 Song #10 Listen to the entire album for FREE on CDBaby.com https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/gregconnor139
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I played this song at the Minnesota Association of Songwriters last month and asked them to critique it. They said it had too many chord changes.
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In memory of my childhood friend and the Sawbill Trail that we visited together for 50 years.
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This is one of 13 songs I have recorded lately for an album of Northern Minnesota songs. It's been a lot of fun!
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"SUNDAY" is one of 11 songs based loosely on an article: "Pope Francis - 10 Tips to Happiness". Listen to the entire album "Simple Gestures - Greg Connor" for FREE on Spotify and other streaming networks WorldWide.read more
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Another *Minnesota Coffee Table* creation: Written by Greg Connor Performed by Colleen Dillon, Mark Lofgren and Greg Connor _________________________________________ Watch "Still On My Mind" and 5 other songs performed here: https…
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It's been raining all day so I've been playing with my recorder and a new Irish Whistle that arrived from Scotland yesterday. This song is in response to a song writing challenge; write a song about "Boots". Listen for my : National…read more
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Minnesota Coffee Table Series This song is more fun than substance. Recorded at the end of the evening featuring the glow of an empty bottle of wine. Mark Lofgren, Colleen Dillon, Mike Rudquist, Greg Connor We're still short a few…
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Minnesota Coffee Table Series Written by Mike Rudquist and Greg Connor. Performed and recorded around my coffee table. Colleen Dillon, Mark Lofgren, Mike Rudquist, Greg Connor ______________________________________________________________…read more
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This is my first recording with my new Big Muddy Mandolin, made in Missouri. http://www.bigmuddymandolin.com
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Minnesota Coffee Table. Recorded 3/15/2017 with: Colleen Dillon - Percussion and Vocal Mark Lofgren - Guitar and Vocal Greg Connor - Guitar and Vocal
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Snow on the ground. Wind and temperatures below zero. It's time for another coffee table evening. Recorded live around my coffee table with: Mark Lofgren - Lead Guitar & Harmony Colleen Dillon- Ukelele & Harmony Greg Connor…
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This song is in response to the song writting challenge offered by Carl Unbehaun of Minnesota HomeBrew Radio / Thief River Falls, MN "Write a song about a Crazy X Girlfriend" ____________________________________________ G A friend said he…read more
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Performed with National Baritone Guitar, Martin D-28, Morris Mandolin and Hohner EchoHarp. ______________________________________ D Down at the station Em waiting for a train, G Try to find a brand new start D leave behind the A pain D…read more
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Caught up in the recent political events, ISIS suicide bombers and pedifiles being protected by clergy . . . all on the evening news. All guitar parts performed on my hand made Kapke Archtop Guitar made by my friend Damon Kapke. There…read more
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Something new here. Tilden Barger offered to arrange and produce this song. Tell me what you think. Written by Greg Connor Arranged and Produced by my friend Tilden Barger
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Lyrics: Down by the riverside, autumn wind blows cold The river just keeps rolling by with just a hint of snow I continue standing here, where did you go Ain’t no use to worry, some things I’ll never know Last thing that you told me…read more
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Here is the latest Coffee Table Recording. We gave ourselves 2 1/2 hours to pick a topic, write the song, and record it. It was GREAT FUN! I left the pre bantar in just so you could get a feel of the "mood of the room". Brett - Flatop…read more
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It's that time of year again. I like all the seasons, and Fall is definitely in the top 4!
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Here is my contribution to the Pirate Song Challenge offered by Robert Palomo. Find The Pirate Challenge Here: http://alonetone.com/forums/making-music/topics/challenge-pirate-some-music _______________________________________ I once…read more
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The Gibson SG was all tuned up with new strings so I gave it a whirl. It's still fun to hear that electric sound.
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It's been a long time! These past few months have evaporated. Time to dust off the recording equipment again.
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Here is a *MOJITO* Fueled version of "TV Dinner" that we recorded last Monday night in my Basement. It's one of 9 songs we will be taping for Community TV, thanks to the *Minnesota Association Of SongWriters* Harley Coborn - Bass Tilden…read more
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Pack a bag and head out west Change of clothes and leave the rest Northern skin needs a little sun Sunshine can cure anyone Slow it down to a steady pace Forget about the human race All I need is what’s inside Take the rest and let it…read more
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Whiskey performed by my little group 4B4U. Gloria - Fiddle & Backup Vocal Harley - Bass Tilden - Guitar & Backup Vocal Greg - Guitar & Vocal
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Here is my contribution to the latest song writing challenge posted in the Alonetone Forum. _______________________________________________ Who Knew when I first met you That all your troubles would be mine And you’d be coming around again…read more
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I was down at the station Catch the Greyhound to Go My Way And I heard the loudspeaker We’ll be leaving some time today You just Say no thank you When I ask you to be mine I’ll be looking for that green light When I ask you the next…read more
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Here is my contribution to the latest song writing challenge offered by the Minnesota Songwriters. (Write a song using the topic: GLASS) Everyone is welcome to participate. __________________________________________ STAINED GLASS…read more
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Inspired by a couple of recent road trips.
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Just like two sides Of the same silver dollar We’re not alike but still the same And your big life Makes mine look smaller I wonder if you know my name I wait around You might be calling A telephone that never rings End of the day…read more
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Two hours before morning light Highway signs go by all night Open window to catch the breeze Helps me clear my cluttered mind Road noise rumbling through the floor Been on this road once or twice before My mind is racing up ahead Leaving…read more
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This song pretty much sums up my life right now. No direction and no ambition. Maybe because it's SpringTime and Love is in the air. In keeping with the romantic nature of the season, it features: BANJO . . . . . The instrument made…
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It’s a lasting impression Every time that you call It’s my only intention Leave you nothing at all Whenever you ask me I’m doing just fine It’s the dance that I do Every single time It aint what it looks like, not like that at…read more
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#RPM Challenge 2015#
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Here is my contribution to Gene's Challenge. Find it here: http://alonetone.com/koehl/tracks/songwriting-challenge-1 How to Assemble Your Android How to assemble your android With pitfalls that you should avoid Like send in the…read more
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. Full moon, full of mystery Full moon, shadows thru the trees I can feel your spell, I’m beggin at you please So long I been straight and true No wrong has come into view I can feel that dark side, all because of you Way down…read more
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#RPM 2015# . . . . And We're off . . . First song of the RPM Challenge
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Steve (SLKrell) and I have been competing over the same *"IMAGINARY"* girlfriend for years now. And Yep . . . Steve started it. Well she's mine now, at least until Steve writes the next song. Look for Steve's music here: http://alonetone…read more
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I had fun singing this at the open mic this past week. Originally written for a song writing challenge using the phrase *"Chicken Plucking Time In Petaluma"*
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Inspired by Last Week's Winter Storm where the only people out driving around in it were the people trying to prove Darwin's theory of Natural Selection. Vocal addition by Colleen Dillon. Colleen also suggested the topic *"Winter Tune…read more
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Copy Right © 2014 Gregory A Connor
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Party Party Party . . . and then Regret . . . . . .It's the same old story!
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LYRICS: With Or Without You Try to get along but it takes two It’s a Whole lot of me and not much you Working myself right to the bone Thinking that I am all alone Just like a monkey up in the tree Throwing your feces straight…read more
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Bethan Mathis on Uke and Vocals. Now we got some class!
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Thanks to Robert Palomo for giving this a little sound engineering. Robert said " I mixed thru my mastering plugin (Ozone 5). WordsMightBethe Weapon ToCreateThePerfect Crime If I had a dollar for everything I done To help you through…read more
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Pleasure boats and fishermen Tugboat pushin three barges wide Sit on the banks from morn till evening Wave to the people as they pass me by Up in Minnesota she’s fast and cold Walleye fishing just below the dam Go and catch em til…read more
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County Line Making my way to the County Line Gonna leave my troubles far behind Change my name to something new My happy life is overdue Everyone I owe is standing in line If I was just broke, I’d be doing fine Everybody wants a…read more
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Dedicated to the Winter that never seems to end. New Moon G I’m making my way down this C old muddy G road Em Clay and the C ruts slow me D down And a G thin sheet of ice oer the C puddles so G cold Em I’m making my way D down this G…read more
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One of my other hobbies is watching wildlife in the area. I'm the happiest with a pair of binoculars around my neck and my hiking boots laced up. Rita and I took these photos over the last few days, near our home. Dakota County / February 2014
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#RPM Challenge 2014# First Song of the Challenge . . . Here We Go!
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I'm doing just Fine with Buck Erpestad. Check out Bucks music here: http://alonetone.com/buck Here is what Buck said he added: "So I used the tremolophone (vibes) and tuba sounds in Garageband and played them on the keyboard."
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This is an old song that I wrote a few years ago. I noticed it on my iPod this morning and thought it was fun to hear it again.
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First song of the New Year.
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Written by Greg Connor
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Written for: "SingMeA Story" . . . Kids inNeed http://singmeastory.org/stories/truck
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With Mark *"Sweet Lips"* Imsdahl on Harmonica. This is a story about my friend with impure thoughts of stealing Lilly Pads for his carp pond in the back yard. I guess it all started, Out in the dark I was stealing lily pads, From the local…read more
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I just got back from a weeks worth of sailing in Duluth MN. Perfect week.
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Written for: Sing Me A Story http://singmeastory.org/ ____________________________________ *World Of Art* was written specifically for *Victoria's Story* http://singmeastory.org/stories/victoria-s-story The world of art Design and color Leaves…read more
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*Irish Whistle* by Lisa D http://alonetone.com/lisad
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Remastered using Ozone 5 Mastering Software, Thanks to Robert Palomo and his new software. *Thanks Robert* ________________________________ No Idea where this one came from . . . . Gone I left you a note on your pillow You will…read more
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RePosting for a good friend of mine.
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Leave your best behind They say your life is nothing more Than the blinking of an eye And everything you say or do In a moment flashes by And in the end what is left of you Are the memories that unwind They tell the tale of the one they…read more
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Here is a John Lee Hooker Song that Buck and I used to sing in Duluth. We were playing in a group called *"THE LARRYS"* I love Bucks harmony on this! I moved away a couple years ago, and Buck stopped by for a visit last Friday. As you can…
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Here is a Steve Krell song. Buck Erpestad and I recorded live using two acoustic guitars. Here is a link to Steve's original version : http://alonetone.com/slkrell/tracks/saskatchewanshostalconnorkrell
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Recorded Last Friday - I sprung this song on Mark Imsdahl while we were playing music together. I thought he did pretty good for never hearing the song before. Check out Marks Music here: http://alonetone.com/imsdahl/tracks
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Just checking to see if the Kazoo is playing in tune.
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TRUE STORY Here comes Ernest he say how you want your eggs Don’t matter what you say to me, don’t care how much you beg This here is my damn place and you are just a passing through You’re lucky just to be alive cause I don’t care about…read more
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Where did this song come from? Let's blame Steve Krell for introducing the outlaw, misfits of society theme. It was just a laps of judgment I should have thought it through I swung and then I hit him And I did it all for you He…read more
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Thanks to Roger Harris for the idea! Here are pictures of Minnesota in Spring 2013. Music provided by Steve Krell - CANYON THAW.
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#RPM Challenge 2013# "Under Watchful Eyes" is my 10th song for the RPM Challenge 2013. Thank you for taking the time to listen. The adjoining video was filmed February 6, 2013 along the Mississippi River near Red Wing Minnesota (approximately…read more
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#RPM Challenge 2013# I’m a lucky boy I’m filled with joy I got angels guiding me Happens every time I don’t walk that line Seems to work out splendidly Stop and look around I’m the luckiest boy in town Ain’t no better can be found…read more
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Steve Krell (SLKrell) and I have been feuding over the same girlfriend for a while now. In fact, there are several songs about her on Alonetone. Here is the latest in the story: SLKrell says it’s a drag Rosie made him pack his bag Always…read more
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#RPM Challenge 2013# Written for Robert Palomo, who probably endures more winter than any of us. Check out Robert's Music: http://alonetone.com/1rubanjoguy/tracks Flowers Under The Snow - Written By Greg Connor These G late winter…read more
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#RPM Challenge 2013# Wake up in the morning, I’m still in my cloths I got one eye open but the other wont go Barely can remember the night before Except for how you threw me out the door Whiskey, Whiskey, Whiskey I think I’m in trouble again…read more
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#RPM Challenge 2013# I was standing behind an elderly couple in the grocery store checkout line last week. The cashier told them that someone had donated $100 toward their groceries. $100 had already been paid toward their $121 grocery…read more
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#RPM Challenge 2013# Oh it caught me by surprise I Looked into your pretty eyes Nothing more than a simple kiss And a moment like this We don’t need no fancy cars Diamond Rings that shine like stars You never really asked for more Than moments…read more
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#2 for RPM Challenge 2013
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First song of the *RPM Challenge 2013*
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I don't know why . . . it just came out this way. I'm using a new Line 6 M13 pedal board and experimenting a little.
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Written by Greg Connor
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Feel the wind in my sails Heading toward a brighter day No more dark, dead end trails Looks like sunshine all the way Aint no stopping me now Been a long time in the darkness Bangin round where I can’t see Smell the fresh air through the window…read more
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I just bought a new Gibson SG Standard guitar with P90 pickups. I bought it after listening to Steve Krell's Gibson Gold Top with P90's. Here is my first recording with the guitar. Lyrics: Sitting in my living room Sunlight will be fading…read more
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With My Sister Kathy Bores Last Waltz Of The Evening The last waltz of the evening Last dance of the night I’m making the most of each beat of my heart Music plays and I’m holding you so tight Hard to see it come to an end But it’s going to…read more
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I've been teasing Steve (SLKrell) about Rose, from Las Cruces Nevada, ever since he wrote a song about her for Valentines Day a few years ago. Rosie is a figment of our imagination. I wrote a song about stealing her away from Steve: http…read more
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(Em) A legend that the sailors told Tales shared from long ago (C) Secrets that are captured in the (Em) air (Em) It comes to you from far way Whispered roars that fade away (C) Answers that are carried on the (Em) breeze Only (C) heard…read more
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Lyrics: After the Sun goes down Lay in bed no sleep to be found And the shadows dance on walls After the Sun goes down Just a reflecting time The clock just seems to unwind The silence gets so loud Just a reflecting time It won…read more
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This is Mark's First adventure into Song Writing Big Legged Woman -- Written by Mark Imsdahl Mark's alonetone site: http://alonetone.com/imsdahl Mark Imsdahl -- Harmonica Greg Connor -- Dobro Here is Ron Rouch's version of Mark…read more
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Celebrating a lifetime of music Terry Brown / TerrySongs http://alonetone.com/terrysongs/tracks ** I originally recorded this with a drum track, borrowed from another alonetone member, but the creator of the track never responded to my…read more
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I Can't Seem To Find My Way Home Featuring Norm on Percussion Track: "Pilón For A New Son" http://alonetone.com/norm/tracks/piln-for-a-new-son Lyrics: Searching for something I wonder and roam Hoping the truth Soon will be shown…read more
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It's fun to buy a new toy once in a while. This is the first attempt at using my new Line 6 POD Guitar Effects. Lyrics: Here you come, my sweet baby Don’t know why you drive me crazy I’m crazy, in love with you And it’s been a long long…read more
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Lyrics: You think you know what you’re talking about You get your way when you scream and shout Look all around, you’ll find someone to blame I’m just a pawn in your little game I thought you were special, that was my mistake You thought…read more
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My contribution to the "Spring Time" songs posted on the Forum. http://alonetone.com/forums/making-music/topics/spring-time Lyrics: Spring time comes, the Robins sing And love is in the air Rain falls down, the flowers bloom Romance…read more
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Lyrics: Everyone is Irish on St Patrick’s Day C Everyone is Irish on St Patrick’s Day Cause F it’s the only Irish thing to C do A F twinkle in the eye of every C I Em rish Am man Will D leave you with a better point of G view C Everyone is…read more
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Instruments: Martin J-40 Guitar, Gibson SG Bass, and Dulcimer for Lead Break. This was the last of 10 songs written for the RPM Challenge 2012.
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Featuring Norm Harris on Percussion http://alonetone.com/norm Norm is playing his piece: "Groove For All Hallows" http://alonetone.com/norm/tracks/groove-for-all-hallows
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Written by Greg Connor Lyrics: Mini Van I’m driving my Mini Van around I’m driving it everywhere in town I’m driving my Mini Van Try to catch me if you can I’m driving my Mini Van around Seems Like I can always catch the eye…read more
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Written By Greg Connor Lyrics: I’m just about as lucky as a man can be I got the voice of an angel that’s guiding me Once in a while I don’t hear a sound That’s when I know I’m going all the way down I remember those times I lost my…read more
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Something I found in the bottom of the drawer. Recorded in September 2009. Classical Guitar, Irish Whistle & Echo Harp Harmonica
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Sometimes it comes down to the simple pleasures of life. Written by Greg Connor Lyrics: Hop into my Lincoln Continental Head on down to the greasy spoon Table or booth is inconsequential Long as I can find some room Waitress coming with a…read more
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Written by Greg Connor Lyrics: River run away with me I got my paddle in my hand Take me far away from here Take me to the sea Take me somewhere I don’t know Take me where the water goes Start out fast, then go slow Closer to the…read more
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In memory of my Friend who was bigger than life, and an ego the size of Lake Superior. Lyrics: High stepping, loud talking Crazy S.O.B. A self proclaimed ladies man That know one else could see I wish I would have had the chance To…read more
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Written by Greg Connor Lyrics: Old Country Songs Wooden Chair by the window Gibson on my lap And the time I spend strumming Is never coming back The sun is shining on me Evening won’t be long I’m living in the city Singing…read more
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New Computer - Just testing to see if everything works Lyrics: One kiss leads to another Down the road we go In each other’s arms Love struck, drive me crazy Hoping that you recognize My charms One kiss leads to love One kiss…read more
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Original song using: Martin 12 String Guitar Gibson J 200 Guitar Deering Senator Open Back Banjo Gibson SG Bass Guitar Lyrics: Tonight - Written by Greg Connor The wind is blowing hard tonight The moon and stars are shining…read more
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Lyrics and Chords: Winter Solstice Written by Greg Connor When the G days are short, and the C evening’s so D long And the C wind is D shaking the G trees When the cold snow crunches C beneath your D feet And your C cheeks are D…read more
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Wasting Time // a Collaboration with Steve Krell Steve Krell - Electric Guitar Magic http://alonetone.com/slkrell Greg Connor - Guitar, Harmonica, Bass Lyrics & Chords Wasting Time Capo II and play in A G It’s a C medley of G changes…read more
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Shadows & Light, A compilation between: Bethan Mathis, Vocals http://alonetone.com/bethanmathis Lisa D, Irish Whistle http://alonetone.com/lisad Greg Connor, Guitar Lyrics: Shadows And Light, Written by…read more
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Lyrics: Trading Smiles Trading smiles on a cloudy day Wish good fortune come your way A passing glance, I’m on my way Trading smiles Courtesy seems all but gone No idea what went wrong For most of us, it’s been too long Trading…read more
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Lyrics Cry of Love Cry of love, heard in the meadow Watching the wind blow With love in the air Cry of love, answered by another Who courts the same lovers With sounds of despair Cry of love, heard in the daylight Still crying…read more
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Bottle Neck Fender Stratocaster and Fender Jazz Bass
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Lyrics: Crazy people, wander round all night Looking toward the Heavens At little specs of light Dragging round their telescopes And Binoculars All the tools they need to gaze among the stars Crazy people, look at what they do…read more
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It's never too late to dream
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Always Thinking
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In memory of my cousin Mike, nicknamed Shovel Head, because of the Harley Davidson Shovel Head motorcycle he drove. Lyrics I can feel the wind blow Lean into that winding road Setting Sun against my skin Shift into that high gear Get…read more
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Recorded at the V.I.P. Pizza & Pub in Superior Wisconsin 7-23-11. Two Original Songs: 1. Mini Van 2. Hey Motorman
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Dedicated to the pastime of watching birds. YouTube video attached.
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Written for a song challenge to bring awareness to the flooding this past Spring in Australia. The song was required to have the phrase "water is rising".
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The best songs always have an element of truth in them.
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Love is where you find it.
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Inspired by the local Farmers Market in my community. YouTube video is attached.
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Written in a moment of weakness
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Inspired by a perfect morning watching the Sun come up over Lake Superior.
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"Hey Motorman" was written for the 100 year celebration of the Ariel Lift Bridge. The bridge was originally built in 1907 with a gondola that went from side to side carrying passengers and vehicles. It was later replaced with a lift system.
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"The Bridge" was written for the 100 year celebration of the Ariel Lift Bridge in Duluth MN.
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