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After a double hip replacement, figuring out how to walk again, and way too much work to catch-up on - I am bursting with music creativity. I have a wonderful getaway home way up north in Wisconsin along Lake Michigan.

Two weeks ago I brought up the fabulous Q who plays upright bass with the best of them thwackers and we recorded a mess of tunes in a weekend of whiskey and song. Here is the first of the batch I will pitching to Nashville's Music Row soon.

John LaMantia: Vocals, Acoustic guitars, Fender Teles, Drums, Production
Q: Upright Bass Fiddle


Words & Music: John LaMantia
(c) 2009 Boss Hook Music
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I'm gonna ride that train Southern side
to Nashville Town
Gonna pick up steam and make my way to Nashville Town
Gonna play guitar and drink my whiskey
Understand the rules of Dixie
Meet a girl and fall in love Nashville Town

Crazy Bobby loved his Daisy
Loved her like he wasn't crazy
Daisy loved her Bobby too in Nashville Town
Chaplain Larry said the service
Bobby said he wasn't nervous
Daisy looked so beautiful in her white gown

Oh, it ain't no bed of roses
Sometimes life gets harder when you try
Oh, just come and lay beside me
We might figure out this world in time

Now Daisy caught her Bobby cheating
Bobby said he was deceiving
Daisy got so mad she burned her wedding gown
Now Bobby drinks most every night
Thinkin' bout what should be right
Daisy's got another man in Nashville Town

Oh, it ain't no bed of roses
Sometimes life gets harder when you try
Oh, just come and lay beside me
We might figure out this world in time

I'm gonna ride that train Southern side
to Nashville Town
Gonna pick up steam and make my way to Nashville Town
Gonna play guitar and drink my whiskey
Understand the rules of Dixie
Meet a girl and fall in love Nashville Town

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Uploaded: Aug 11, 2009 - 05:49:24 PM
Last Updated: Aug 11, 2009 - 05:49:24 PM Last Played: Jan 14, 2019 - 02:15:55 PM
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MarkHolbrook said 3478 days ago (August 11th, 2009)
Great to see you
back John... Lovin this train ride!
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Feter said 3478 days ago (August 11th, 2009)
Nashville Town
This is all the old steam rockin chunkin so
good ..the vocal is fantastic ..the arragement
with all the guitars around just fabulous .. !!!
I misses your great tracks my friend thax alot
for sharin such gem !!!!
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Dadai.2 said 3478 days ago (August 11th, 2009)
really a fine tune...
Boss, this is classic Nashville. Everything sounds good, smooth, and I especially like your singing and harmonies. Kudos from the peanut gallery!

Jack
Check out my latest song called The Crossing (farewell to Phil)
Lennon714 said 3478 days ago (August 11th, 2009)
welcome back, my friend
Coming in with a bang. Great bit of twang. That chorus has a meaty hint of Liverpool in it. Makes me think of those '64-'65 tunes when the lads were listening to way too much (as if there is such a thing) Buck Owens. Love the chord change on the last part of the chorus as it dips back in to the verses.
Bob6stringer said 3478 days ago (August 11th, 2009)
Go get that deal!
Go, Johhny, go! Fine arrangement, dig the chorus harmonies. The music and the lyrics - even more importantly to Music Row - seem plenty cohesive. I can easily see you walking away with a publishing deal.

But Music Row? I hate what comes out o Nashville... but I guess that owes largely to the corporate music production-values thing. I suppose there's nothing you can do with the Bloodshot Records people in your own backyard; they don't do the "stable of songwriters" thing like Nashville does.

Or are you looking to get signed as an ARTIST and dump your cushy, stationery life? You're good enough, it'd all be in the marketing and constant tour-bussing. If so, I'd live vicariously through you.

And I had NO idea you were down for the count with those hips. Be well, feel 100% ASAP.
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lavalamp said 3478 days ago (August 12th, 2009)
Great words
Heck of a good song writer. Really liked what you did here.

LL
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spitlogic said 3478 days ago (August 12th, 2009)
solid
Not a fan of country, but the structure here is solid. Good work.
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egobandit said 3477 days ago (August 12th, 2009)
Its like
walking in an open field with grass up to the thigh. Very cool feelings in this and s great deep soul you sing from, Excellent!
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ste said 3477 days ago (August 12th, 2009)
great tune
not my style, but the charm of your performance kept me listening. very well produced. great job!
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BossHook said 3477 days ago (August 12th, 2009)
Thanks
For the songwriting part of the art, your thoughts really hit home - I like the challenge of trying to write to a genre but always with the hope of singing something people can listen to and make their own.
lengold said 3476 days ago (August 13th, 2009)
This just
sounds so professional - great writing and performance/production. Good luck with it and hope you are up and about soon.
Cheers
Len

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albertruss said 1579 days ago (October 24th, 2014)
n town
very smooth song , nice tone, catchy hook..thanks
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Name: John LaMantia
Location: Chicago Illinois USA
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Singer, songwriter and guitarist working at it since the age of 10. I have been fortunate to perform and record with some great writers and musicians along the way and now I enjoy seeing my kids also start down their own musical paths. This is a ... [see more]

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Country music, also called country and western music or country-western, is an amalgam of popular musical forms developed in the Southern United States, with roots in traditional folk music, Celtic Music, Blues, Gospel music, and Old-time music. Howe

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