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RECLINER There's nothing much sadder Than an old brown recliner Waiting by the road in the rain... (C) 2021 Royal T Music
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Deanie Hamilton Berry James Michael Taylor, that was great and you may be right.

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After seeing a quick pick up at the Leather Ball Saloon in Dallas one 1974 evening. This is a song from the album, FEATHERS IN THE WING by Snow Geese/Barbara, Michael Jeffrey and me. 1976 (50 years later, I am stunned at the starkness of this…
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Fabulous James - Keith Hass

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The story our song that night (Songwriter night, Tuesday, at The Post, where we would divide up into groups and have a new song ready to perform in one hour) was about railroads and a girl from San Antone. When I got home I had the Tejas/Chaos…
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The story our song that night (Songwriter night, Tuesday, at The Post) was about railroads and a girl from San Antone. I had the Tejas/Chaos rhyme and when I rhymed "confetti" with Texas City, I had the local. Once I saw her on that shrimp boat it wrote itself.

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The story our song that night (Songwriter night, Tuesday, at The Post, where we would divide up into groups and have a new song ready to perform in one hour) was about railroads and a girl from San Antone. When I got home I had the Tejas/Chaos…
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Classic! — Wade Jackson

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SOMETHING ABOUT THE NIGHT TIME (Am)Something about the (Bm)night time makes me feel alive Makes me want to sing a song. Think about my life (C)Maybe light a (D)candle. I like lemon grass (Am)Something about the (Bm)night time (B Am E…
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Lovely piece James. Nicely done. — Wade Jackson

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LANCASTER STREET Midnight in Cowtown. 90 degrees Too hot for a blanket. Too hot for a sheet The trash on the sidewalk is trying to sleep Breathing the bus fumes on Lancaster Street Sunshine brings tacos. Sunshine brings beans. Sunshine…
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Connie Pittman Ramsey Jesus, James! Brilliant. Powerful. Heart-wrenching. Thank you. I had not heard this album!!! I will have to listen later, but thank you, thank you for sharing this one! We should be ashamed. I know I am.

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I never sing this song the same two times in a row. The lyric below is pretty close to how I sing it now. I PLAY C I play a C. I play a G Then I play an Am because it sounds so sweet I work hard. I get tired Then I go home to my woman…
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Stefan Prigmore James Michael Taylor thank YOU for writing such a powerful song and for letting me sing it

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One day as I was turning into my driveway I saw Rita on her porch. She's a lot like me. AL & RITA Capo @2 in C C stepping down to F Al was a smoker. He's dead now, of course Al has Alzheimer's. Alcohol made it worse D stepping down…
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https://www.facebook.com/richard.vannoy.77/videos/1278352819609892/ Violet's Al & Rita live...

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Randy Brown and I did a little co-write this evening and this is what we came up with... I MISTOOK IT FOR THE MOON Capo @ 2 Key D (Play in C positions) I was coasting across West Texas/Had my top down, it was late at night I caught a coyote…
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As for the song, you did a nice job of imagery and I wasn't sure what was really happening. I'm used to the stories being biographical and the "and then he died" threw me a little. I don't think it flows off the tongue like some of your others, but I like it. - Lee Snaples

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Randy Brown and I did a little co-write this evening and this is what we came up with... I MISTOOK IT FOR THE MOON Capo @ 2 Key D (Play in C positions) I was coasting across West Texas/Had my top down, it was late at night I caught a coyote…
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I just listened to your ' I mistook it for the moon' I wanted to comment and lost the post so I'm commenting g here. You are such an amazing writer. Karen Lee

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Randy Brown and I did a little co-write this evening and this is what we came up with... I MISTOOK IT FOR THE MOON Capo @ 2 Key D (Play in C positions) I was coasting across West Texas/Had my top down, it was late at night I caught a coyote…
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Steve Satterwhite this. is. great.

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Randy Brown and I did a little co-write this evening and this is what we came up with... I MISTOOK IT FOR THE MOON Capo @ 2 Key D (Play in C positions) I was coasting across West Texas/Had my top down, it was late at night I caught a coyote…
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hownice…really

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Randy Brown and I did a little co-write this evening and this is what we came up with... I MISTOOK IT FOR THE MOON Capo @ 2 Key D (Play in C positions) I was coasting across West Texas/Had my top down, it was late at night I caught a coyote…
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Lazarus Knight I don't quite understand what happened, but that doesn't diminish my appreciation of this song.

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RECLINER There's nothing much sadder Than an old brown recliner Waiting by the road in the rain... (C) 2021 Royal T Music
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Greg Connor said

Thanks for the great comments. It would be fun to spend an evening playing music with you in one of those "Cow Town" bars. You asked about my musical friends, we all live in the Minneapolis area, maybe within a 20 mile circle. Covid disrupted our activities a lot, and then we all seemed to have major disruptions in our life. My mother, for example, was on hospice most of last year and passed away at 93 years last fall. We are all coming out of the fog now and trying to get back to music. Tomorrow, Mark Lofgren, and I are meeting at Colleen Dillon's house for an afternoon of writing songs. With any luck we'll be posting something on Alonetone this week. I volunteer at Presbyterian Homes where my mother was and yesterday we had a little impromptu concert. I played guitar along with the Activity director and one of the memory care residents. Take a listen: https://mnsongwriters.org/members/greg-connor/mediapress/special-events/rosiebrucegreg/ Let's hope we all get much more active writing and recording this winter.

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This is the song that made me a professional songwriter. Used in the movie THE VANISHING it still results in sizable checks on a quarterly schedule from ASCAP. Barbara does the lead vocxal. I wrote this song after planting and fertalizing a crop…
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Colleen Dillon said

Just discovered this absolutely beautiful song. Still appropriate today here too. Sweet rain!

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In 1984 George Sluizer, a Dutch director filmed RED DESERT PENITENTIARY in and around Sweetwater, Texas. This is the theme song of the lead character, Danny McMann. I played that role in the movie and wrote the music to the film. Video at:https…
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Em LeFever Comedy so dry, you might forget to laugh.

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IF I'D BEEN A LUTHERAN If I'da been a Lutheran I might have married Jodie Harris Learned hill-side irrigation and I'd have learned to weld And all the city fathers would have slapped me on the shoulder And all the city mothers wished me…
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Markolapogous Saurus I really like this.

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This is the song that made me a professional songwriter. Used in the movie THE VANISHING it still results in sizable checks on a quarterly schedule from ASCAP. Barbara does the lead vocxal. I wrote this song after planting and fertalizing a crop…
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Barbara White Lane Oh how I miss her voice.

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This is the song that made me a professional songwriter. Used in the movie THE VANISHING it still results in sizable checks on a quarterly schedule from ASCAP. Barbara does the lead vocxal. I wrote this song after planting and fertalizing a crop…
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Barabara's voice was perfect for your song, " Sweet Rain". Her voice reminds me of a cross between Linda Rondstat and an old friendgiel of mine.... Lazarus

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This is the song that made me a professional songwriter. Used in the movie THE VANISHING it still results in sizable checks on a quarterly schedule from ASCAP. Barbara does the lead vocxal. I wrote this song after planting and fertalizing a crop…
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Very rich and beautiful - Kat Angel

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