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After seeing a quick pick up at the Leather Ball Saloon in Dallas one 1974 evening. (C) 2011 Royal T Music
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AND... that is such a good picture of JMT on the cover of this album!

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One night after three month of no rain, as we were driving home from singing at Gringos in Grapevine a splash of water hit the windshield. I said to myself, "Sweet Rain." I went home and wrote the song. It's on the soundtrack of a movie called…read more
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Damn... Barb had such a fine voice! It helped to have good JMT songs to sing... but I think she helped the songs too... like on this song and like on I'D BE GLAD TO LET YOU LOVE ME which is #3 on this album... but... it will be forever and forever in my memory as one of my most favorite songs of all time... on one of my most favorite albums of all time... FITW And I am NOT saying FITW is simply one of my favorite JMT albums! No, I'm saying that FEATHERS IN THE WIND is one of the best albums ever... by anyone!

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"I've gone from singer to waiter and all it's been worth is this song."
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Jimmy, this song reminds me, what great lyrics you can slip into your songs/albums! AND I had forgotten how much I like this song/album. Thanks for reminding me about it. JQ

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I was in Spain, in the Pyrenees, working on THE STONE RAFT. I was the only American. I was lonely. SOLITARY WALK Am INTRO Am F Am F Am (walking down) G F G Tho I follow in the footprints of my friends And the road I walk down has been…read more
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Yesterday afternoon, I received my copy of... The Stone Raft, the English translation of a novel by Portuguese writer José Saramago, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in Literature in 1998. A Spanish-language film based on the book, La Balsa de Piedra, was released in 2002 by George Sluizer; see JMT intro above. This is a great JMT song... the lyrics of this song, represent well, the true genius JMT has with words! What absolutely great lyrics!

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CALIFORNIA Capo @ 4 in C/Am I’m (Am) going back to California A little place in the San (E) Joaquin (Am, stepping down A G F# F E) Where the back pasture builds To Sierra foothills And Kaweah tumbles down cool and clean I’m going back…read more
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Greg Connor said

"Where the moon on the beach pushes time out of reach" That's Poetry!

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CALIFORNIA Capo @ 4 in C/Am I’m (Am) going back to California A little place in the San (E) Joaquin (Am, stepping down A G F# F E) Where the back pasture builds To Sierra foothills And Kaweah tumbles down cool and clean I’m going back…read more
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Greg Connor said

Very catchy

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I hate Sunday Sunday is dark and lonely... (Unfrinished)
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Greg Connor said

I love it! 26 seconds long to convey a complete thought.

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Capo @ 1 in C (C) I knew a girl. Her name was Tejas Shrimping south of Texas (G) City In her eyes I saw chaos In her laugh I heard con (C) fetti In her purse I found the lip gloss She bought in New York City When she jumped I felt such…read more
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Damn, Jimmy! I am not sure what to make of this song! I really... REALLY... like this song very much! The story makes me feel "sad" ...and yet I find this song quite... ??? ..."pleasing" ??? WELL, It doesn't matter! EVEN IF I do not understand why... the fact remains... I LIKE THIS SONG! And I agree with what Jeff wrote below in COMMENTS... AND I REALLY agree with Violet!

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CALIFORNIA Capo @ 4 in Am I (Am) come from California With a banjo on my (E) knee (Am, stepping down) I was off to college in Oklahoma Where I (E) studied (Am) Christianity I’m going back to California A little place in the San Joaquin…read more
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Jimmy... I like this one, too! I like it a lot!

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WITHOUT THINKING I do things without thinking I admit it's true But I do nothing without thinking about you I turn a corner I pump some gas I fold a pillow case I wash a glass I stand in the kitchen forgetting what for Remembering…read more
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Jimmy, I like this one. You mentioned the other day, that you might consider adding some cello to one of your new songs... ??? This version is only 2:09... seems to me... there might be plenty of room for a few bars of cello instrumental to float around between the words! But you know me... I have often mentioned to you, how good some of your instrumentals really are... and I have often thought that you, yourself, under appreciate yourself... when it comes to your own instrumentals. Good song... JohnQ

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Capo @ 1 in C (C) I knew a girl. Her name was Tejas Shrimping south of Texas (G) City In her eyes I saw chaos In her laugh I heard con (C) fetti In her purse I found the lip gloss She bought in New York City When she jumped I felt such…read more
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The lyrics are so descriptive and visual, such as the lipstick from NYC. Did you read about a suicide or make up the song from scratch? Jeff P

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Capo @ 1 in C (C) I knew a girl. Her name was Tejas Shrimping south of Texas (G) City In her eyes I saw chaos In her laugh I heard con (C) fetti In her purse I found the lip gloss She bought in New York City When she jumped I felt such…read more
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"Your songs are so heartbreaking sometimes. I love it. Don't change a thing." Violet

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I BUY GUITARS One man might buy cigarettes and waste it all in smoke Another marijuana and share a friendly toke Another, with more money, might invest in antique cars I buy guitars A man might buy a baseball card Keep it locked up in…read more
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I love that...reading and listening to it..! Love the sounds...i can feel the amercan poet in the music...and the vocal sound is really full... That song just makes me want to buy an old guitar....i keep lookin in the second hand stores around here...but theres no guitars...i dream that someday i’ll walk into anthony o hallorans second hand / antique shop, and there’ll be some old gem of a six string , archtop maybe, or a rusty old tele...full of mojo...waiting there for me to find...! I check every time im passing his place....i think i’ll never stop waiting.... But yes...thats a great track....you should send that out to dream guitars shop...in ashville....paul huemiller owns it....or some such shop....i bet one of those places would love that song for a website....im doin my website at the mo....id love to put that track on my instruments page...! Then people could send pics of the old guitars they bought and i could post those pics too...wouldnt that be a bit of craic....fun...we all buy guitars....a choir of guitar pickers could sing it....we buy guitars..✌️ Also...i never saw the link between telescopes amd guitars before....but i do now...its a cold night here...and a clear sky full of stars....Matt

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I BUY GUITARS One man might buy cigarettes and waste it all in smoke Another marijuana and share a friendly toke Another, with more money, might invest in antique cars I buy guitars A man might buy a baseball card Keep it locked up in…read more
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Cool song, well written, vivid, and fun with a wicked twist at the end.

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I BUY GUITARS One man might buy cigarettes and waste it all in smoke Another marijuana and share a friendly toke Another, with more money, might invest in antique cars I buy guitars A man might buy a baseball card Keep it locked up in…read more
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thetworegs said

i buy guitars....i can't play them properly .... but i buy guitars too

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I BUY GUITARS One man might buy cigarettes and waste it all in smoke Another marijuana and share a friendly toke Another, with more money, might invest in antique cars I buy guitars A man might buy a baseball card Keep it locked up in…read more
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Breaking Light said

Excellente

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YOUR FACE People ask if I forgive her What a silly thing to say My love is destined to outlive her In every single way And people say she's gone forever I know that might be true But my heart just says "Whatever," and "What is that…read more
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Bethan Mathis said

So poignant! A beautiful song,

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Really great track!!!!

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Barbara Anne Taylor sings. Que Paso capo @ 5 in G Am/G x3 G G bass Em Am bass G bass F# The man on the radio said we are falling apart Am bass G bass F# G Falling apart…read more
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What a gorgeous voice Barbara had and what a touching song. John O'Malley

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coelocanth said

soundtrack to riding in the West Texas desert with the top down?

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