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Sometimes smells evoke memories of past times. The place the smell reminded me of was Portsmouth England where i was unemployed living in a bedsit at the time whilst my then girlfriend was at Brighton University. The "Still and West" was a favourite pub when living down there way back in 1982.
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Golden Virginia

When I open a quarter of Golden Virginia
The smell always takes me back
Rolling a Rizlla, thinking ‘bout my girlfriend
Sundays in bed sit land

Southsea to Brighton
On the slowest bus in England
Head sinks into the hands
Five o’clock Thursdays
Check the situations vacant
Tears sink into the sand

Oh it just seems like yesterday
Golden Virginia
Takes me away

A walk on the common
A face that is frozen
Drop into the “Still and West”
Roll another rizlla
Think about my girlfriend
Mondays in bed sit land

As soft as tar
In the noon day sun
I feel as soft as tar
In the noonday sun

©Mark Spruce 1994
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Uploaded: Dec 01, 2009 - 01:58:58 PM
Last Updated: Jan 13, 2010 - 08:30:06 AM Last Played: Jul 23, 2019 - 12:33:02 PM
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Feter said 3608 days ago (December 1st, 2009)
Golden Viginia
Ahhh this is absolutely awesome ...I can hear
some classic sounds of the early 70s folk rock
very nice vocal arrangement ..good mixing job ..
kudos ...thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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maxruehl said 3606 days ago (December 3rd, 2009)
I like this one very much. I'm glad you found your way to MacJams. Welcome.:)
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ThroughRivers said 3595 days ago (December 14th, 2009)
luv how this song moves. The chord progression is cool, the electric guitar really shines in this one, classic. thanks!!
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Char said 3591 days ago (December 17th, 2009)
I agree.
Memories can be triggered by sights, sounds, scents. Sometimes you get one and other sensory input floods in. Very sweetly sung. Thank you.
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MarkHolbrook said 3575 days ago (January 3rd, 2010)
very cool... Love the interaction of the vocals and the guitar... Very very nice. Great vocal work!
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davajonah said 3474 days ago (April 14th, 2010)
Golden Virginia! I'm still an addict and GV is my poison. I only ever buy green Rizlas, don't like the red ones.

This is really nice, glad I stumbled upon it.
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swannrecords said 3413 days ago (June 14th, 2010)
I remember when I was working in London for the summer time back in '96-'97 and I smoke Golden Virginia. Nive remembering! good song, I can feel the lyrics!
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woofer3 said 3389 days ago (July 8th, 2010)
Hooky as hell
This is very early Jethro Tull- like music, you even sound like Ian Anderson. A classic.
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Mosaica said 3221 days ago (December 23rd, 2010)
...not only in the style, but for me as I lived in Brighton in 1982 too!
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