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Christmas City Blues

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Posted, unfortunately, a day late. Got too involved in the festivities. But I hope you can still enjoy.

Christmas themed light (reach out to your neighbor) blues.
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I met her
Somewhere after midnight,
Walkin' down the street, head hangin' low.
She was drownin' all her dreams
In a bottle of tequila,
Her life was drainin' away
In the winter snow.

She told me she'd left a farm
Somewhere in Georgia,
To live it up in the lights of New Orleans.
But after the Storm she stuck out her thumb
For the streets of New York City.
She found out life
Ain't always what it seems.

I told her "Hon, I don't need
What you are sellin'
But here are fifty dollars anyway.
Now get yourself a Greyhound,
And take that bus to Georgia.
Your Mama'd love to see you
on Christmas Day."

Well, Christmas lights are lovely
In the city,
Sparklin' "Peace on earth, good will to men."
But lights are cold and dark
When you're hungry, down, and lonely,
So let's reach out our hand
and be a friend.
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Uploaded: Dec 26, 2007 - 10:09:12 AM
Last Updated: Dec 26, 2007 - 10:09:12 AM Last Played: Jun 13, 2019 - 06:58:10 AM
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Godchaser said 4220 days ago (December 26th, 2007)
Nice piece of da' blues
You've got a wonderful knack for telling a story through song.Much enjoyed the belated piece of holiday music.

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said 4220 days ago (December 26th, 2007)
put a smile on my face for the season :D
NorthPoint said 4220 days ago (December 26th, 2007)
Great Blues
and great storytelling. I loved the piano and guitar interplay. A nice holiday listen - thanks for sharing Harold!
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rover101 said 4220 days ago (December 26th, 2007)
Nice one
A little cluttered, perhaps; there were times I found myself confused as to what I should be listening to/for, which distracted me from the narrative. Might just be a question of eq'ing the instruments so they 'fit' better together, or perhaps some editing is in order.

And I have a bit of a problem with classifying this as blues lyrically, just plain too well-intentioned; not a bad thing in and of itself, just not blues.

Cheers, Shaky
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peacepiano said 4218 days ago (December 28th, 2007)
Great work. Fine fun friendly tune.

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said 4149 days ago (March 6th, 2008)
Loved this piece sir, I'm enjoying the guitar sound very much and this piece is beautifully recorded! Thanks for sharing!

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The blues is a vocal and instrumental form of music based on a pentatonic scale and a characteristic twelve-bar chord progression. The form evolved in the United States in the communities of former African slaves from spirituals, praise songs, field

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