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Gary E. Andrews
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The only place you can hear Gary E. Andrews is at Gary E. Andrews. Or www.garyeandrews.com . (Site doesn't work with an iPhone.)
BELOW: Page 6.
September 26, 2021: Adding Lyric, "I'm Inclined". No audio link.

September 26, 2021: Adding Lyric, "Blue River". No audio link.
October 30, 2021: Adding Lyric, "You're Talking To". No audio.
November 3, 2021: An iPhone recording of "Fancy (Maybe Nevermore)".
January 9, 2022: "To Dark Mode". Just a Lyric.

BELOW: Page 7.
April 4, 2022: "Too Early To Talk About Love." Lyric only.

May 1, 2020: I started pulling in posts to put them all on one thread, a "Showcase".

BELOW: Page 1. 
No audio link unless I tell you so.
Date posted: Song/Essay Title.
April 4, 2020: "Getaway" Lyric only. No audio link. 
April 4, 2020: "Love That Girl".
April 7, 2020: "Leave Me". 
April 8, 2020: "Quit Me". 
April 15, 2020: "Love Lives (Inside A Bubble)".
April 24, 2020: "Madeline".
May 1, 2020: "Rockin' In Ashville".
May 1, 2020: "Mama Don't Tell Me." Hear this one at www.garyeandrews.com 
May 1, 2020: "Over The River Tonight". www.garyeandrews.com 
May 1, 2020: "Talked To A Gypsy".
May 1, 2020: "Woman I've Been Waiting For".
May 1, 2020: "Lifetimes/Lifelines".
May 1, 2020: "Come On In".

 

BELOW: Page 2.
May 1, 2020: "All Bottled Up". Fran Williams had this one going. I added to it. 
May 25, 2019: "She Brought Me".
January 1, 1979: "Over The River Tonight". 
December 13, 1976: "Take It For A Ride".
May 8, 2003: "She's Comin' Home With Me".
March 20, 2000: "Yippee Yi Yo".
May 9, 2020: "She Ain't No Angel".
I rewrote it for a Female Point-Of-View (POV): "He May Not Be An Angel". 
May 24, 2020: "One Kind O' Blues".
2009: "Your Very Thin Line".
Date ? Essay: "A Song Is A Communication".
June 24, 2020: "In A Funny Way".

 

BELOW: Page 5.

September 4, 2021: Adding Lyric, "When You Come Between (Me And The Moon)". No audio link.
July 25, 2021: Adding Lyric, "I've Fallen". No audio link.
May 29, 2021: Adding Lyric, "Bad Influence (Only Seventeen)." No audio link. 
BELOW: Page 4.
May 20, 2021: Adding, Lyric only, "Julie Gets The Blues." No audio link. 
April 24, 2021: Adding, Lyric only, "Love Better Next Time". 
April 17, 2021: Adding, Lyric only, "She's A Hanger On". No audio link. 
March 16, 2021: Adding, Lyric only, "After The Taste Of Love". No audio link. 
February 27, 2021: Adding, Lyric only, "Moon Over San Francisco". 
January 12, 2021: Adding "Respect Yourself". Lyric only. No audio link. 
January 5, 2021: Adding "Some New Blues". Lyric only. No audio link. 
January 1, 2021: Adding "The Crazy You". Lyric only. No audio link.  
December 31, 2020: Adding "Somewhere". Lyric/poem only.
December 24, 2020: Adding "Come Back Radio Man!" Creative Commons issue, Lyric only. No audio link. 
December 10, 2020: Adding "Get The Honky Tonk Blues". No audio link.
BELOW: Page 3.
December 8, 2020: Adding "Seeds Of Doubt". No audio link. 
November 26, 2020, American Thanksgiving: Adding Lyric, "Give Thanks, Give Thanks". No audio link.
November 22, 2020: Adding Lyric, "You Went The Other Way". No audio link.
November 10, 2020: Adding Lyric, "The Crimson Slayer". No audio link.
November 3, 2020: Adding "She Was Marked". No audio link. 

October 7, 2020: Adding two Lyrics with the same title. I stumbled into a site called K. C. Turner Songwriting Club, which offered the title and a challenge to write a Lyric using it. "I Can't Tell Any More". I wrote one with a negative angle, and a couple days later wrote one with a more positive vibe. I didn't imagine a Melody, didn't play guitar to compose the Lyrics, just fabricated them.

August 16, 2020: Adding a Song, no audio link. "Shouldn't You Be Gone" copyright August 14, 2020 by Gary E. Andrews. All Rights Reserved.
August 2, 2020: Adding an Essay: "Enough", "Not Enough", "Too Much".
July 27, 2020: Adding an Essay: Copyright, Publishing, Being A Company.
July 11, 2020: Adding on Page 3, "All The Way To Texas". No audio link.

Page 7. 
Adding "Paparazzi Jonnie". June 16, 2022.

ABOVE: Page 3.
BELOW: Page 2.
July 6, 2020: Adding "In A Funny Way", a 'fabricated' Song, more deliberate 'crafting' than 'inspiration', sort of a Nashville style. No audio link.

June 11, 2020: Adding an essay: "A Song Is A 'Communication'."

May 31, 2020: I'm adding "Your Very Thin Line" on Page 2, which I just stumbled across while cleaning (LOL) I mean...moving s--t around. I wrote it in 2009. It crossed my mind a few days ago. I remembered the Singer-Character standing outside that door in the Chelsea Hotel. I couldn't remember it, long, poetic as much as Lyrical. Damned fool that I am I forgot to write down the chord progression I sang it to. Here comes G C D to the rescue. 

May 24, 2020: I've added "One Kind O' Blues" down Page 2. Son House said, "There ain't but one kind o' blues and that's between a male and a female that love each other."

May 9th, 2020: I've added a new Lyric, something I wrote just now, "She Ain't No Angel (She's The Next Best Thing)". 
It's down the list beyond all these posted earlier. I rewrote it for a Female Point-Of-View (POV); "He Ain't No Angel". 

May 1, 2020: I started pulling in posts to put them all on one thread, a "Showcase".
ABOVE: Page 2.

BELOW? I'M FIGURING THIS OUT. EDITING THE TABLE OF CONTENTS.

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I remembered this one a while back and tried to play it but couldn't remember all the details of the storyline.

Forty years ago I hit on some interesting chords, got some interesting Lyrical images, and let the players take the stage.
I think the guy left the girl the same day the girl left the guy, without actually telling each other, and he found her on the road.
This one must run very long, Singer/Songwriter stuff. An Eagles vibe. It's a Refrain-Type Chorus, as opposed to a Stanza-Type, which necessitates a Bridge to break the Repetition with Change, to keep me interested. It has two Bridges. A Double-Bridge? lol One to get over and one to get back I guess. And it Repeats the Bridge. Strange Structure, but works for me.
No recording. But I thought you might enjoy the Lyric. I do.

"Getaway"
Out Of The Woodwork
© 1979 by Gary E. Andrews
All Rights Reserved for the Globe

Chords:
D XXO232
F#7 242252
G 355433 barre
Em O22OOO
Em7 O22O3O
Gm7 XX3333 ? I think.
A XO222O
Bm XX4432
F# X44322

Verse I
The mornin' broke,
And the first rays of dawn,
Took the night away,
And painted the blue,
Such a mystical hue, Of red.
The D. J. spoke, On the radio,
And took me back a ways,
Before the dawn,
When a realization laid its hand,
Upon my head.
Today's the day,

Chorus Refrain
I just gotta' make, my Getaway.

Verse II
The night had been warm,
The wind blowin' in,
And across my face,
Carried the scent,
The familiar mint,
Of the desert rose.
I saw the sign,
Of the county line.
It was back a ways,
Before the night had changed, yeah,
Into a day,
When I just to make, My Getaway.

(Bridge)
She said, "It would be so easy to be lovers."
I told her it had been hard, To find a friend.
She said, "We could be so good, For each other."
Who'd have ever thought, Such a love could begin,
And then end, In a day when I'd just have to make my Getaway?

Verse III
The white lines went by.
The wind made a move,
In the distant pines,
Goin' up the slope,
A whisper of hope,
Crossed my mind.
A blue-jeaned girl,
From the desert world.
She was hitchin' a ride.
I picked her up and it started to rain, yeah!

(Bridge)
She told me a story, Sad, and full of pain,
About a man that she once loved,
But she could not speak his name.

He said, "It would be so easy to be lovers."
She told him it had been hard, To find a friend.
She said, "We could be so good, For each other."
Who'd have ever thought, Such a love could begin,
And then end, In a day when I'd just have to make my Getaway?

Verse IV
I told her my story.
She said, "I feel sorry for you."
She poured me a double,
And rolled up a couple from her bag.
She said, "Pull on over.
Turn off the motor.
I'll show you a thing or two, yeah!

She said, "It would be so easy to be lovers."
I told her it had been hard, To find a friend.
She said, "We could be so good, For each other."
Who'd have ever thought, Such a love could begin,
It'll never end, In a day when we'll just have to make our Getaway. In a day...

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I saw a picture on Sync Songwriting Collaboration Group, and wrote this Lyric.

"Love That Girl!" copyright April 4, 2020 by Gary E. Andrews.

(Verse I)
You'd better pay attention to that girl,
before she quits payin' attention to you!
Don't act like she don't matter,
like you've got better things to do!
She's tryin' to bring you over,
to a better point of view!
You'd better get to know her,
before she gives up on you!

(Chorus)
Love That Girl!
Be her friend!
Love That Girl!
There's a beginning!
There's an end!
If you love your world,
You'd better Love That Girl!
Love That Girl!

(Verse II)
You'd better get your mind right on that girl,
before she gets upset and all over you!
It's time for conversation,
stop your lies and tell her the truth!
She's tryin' to let you know her!
She's tryin' to get to know you!
You'd better get over your bad self,
before she gives up on you!

Love That Girl!
Be her friend!
Love That Girl!
There's a beginning!
There's an end!
If you love your world,
You'd better Love That Girl!
Love That Girl!

(Bridge)
Do that dance,
You know she wants to do!
Don't blow your chance!
She'll give up on you!

Love That Girl!
Be her friend!
Love That Girl!
There's a beginning!
There's an end!
If you love your world,
You'd better Love That Girl!
Love That Girl!

(Coda)
If you love your world,
You'd better Love That Girl!
Love That Girl!

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Editing, rewriting:

"Leave Me" copyright April 2, 2020 by Gary E. Andrews
(Chorus)
Leave Me! You don't have to sta-a-ay!
Leave Me! Get out of my wa-a-ay!
Go on and Leave Me!
You never loved me, anyway!
(Verse I)
You spent all my money!
You wasted all my time!
You just think it's funny!
I think it's a crime!

Leave Me! You don't have to sta-a-ay!
Leave Me! Get out of my wa-a-ay!
Go on and Leave Me!
You never loved me, anyway!
(Verse II)
You ran off with my best friend!
You drove off with my car!
You've been gone thirty days!
Who knows where you are?

Leave Me! You don't have to sta-a-ay!
Leave Me! Get out of my wa-a-ay!
Go on and Leave Me!
You never loved me, anyway!

They fount my car in Memphis,
jacked up on the street,
caught your pretty ass out walkin',
in yo' stocking feet!

Leave Me! Ha! Ha!
You don't have to sta-a-ay!

Leave Me! Get out of my wa-a-ay!
Go on and Leave Me!
You never loved me, anyway!

Who's that scratchin' at my door?
You kids get off my porch!
Ooo! It's you baby!
Lookin' hot enough to scorch!
Leave Me! Stop it! Stop it!
You don't have to sta-a-ay!
Quit! Quit ya fool!
Get out of my wa-a-ay!
Go on and Leave Me!
You never loved me, anyway!

(Someone said Mah Boy was slow on the uptake, if she's been gone 30 days. But that's the point. I responded with the notes below:)
A man in Sacramento told of seeing a man walking with a dog.
The dog suddenly bolted off down the street.
The man yelled, loudly, repeatedly, commanding the dog to come back.
The dog did not.
Finally, in frustration, the man was heard to say, "Go on then! Fool!"

I think the Singer-Character is doing something similar. A bravado, a defiance against something he can not defy. Bitch is gone. He ain't tellin' her to start today. He's putting up a defensive psychological front as if it's okay with him, that he wants/wanted her to leave. That's what hooked me, the command to "Leave Me!", as if he's still calling the shots. He ain't. He knows it. But it's a protective facade. Face-saving, even if only for his own mind.
The spending of, not just some, but all his money should have been a clue. Many people don't get hip 'til the bank statement comes.
We don't often assess our time expenditure until afterward, when we determine time was 'spent', 'wasted', not 'invested', with expectation of Return-On-Investment (ROI).
His best friend, his car. The thirty days is simply in support of the idea that he's trying to regain some sense of dignity and being in control when every evidence is that he isn't, wasn't and ain't gonna be.
This morning I wrote:
They fount my car in Memphis,
jacked up on the street,
caught your pretty ass out walkin'
in yo' stocking feet!
Leave Me! Ha! Ha!
You don't have to sta-a-ay!

See? He's lost money, time, woman, best friend, and car, but he's gonna find joy in her final predicament!
She's just lucky his guitar wasn't in the trunk or she'd be in big trouble! LOL
(Later I wrote the porch/scorch Stanza.)

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Another Blues: 
"Quit Me! (Say Goodbye)" copyright April 4, 2020 by Gary E. Andrews. Dm Am G G7 A7 #Blues.

(Verse I)
Is it that e-e-asy, for you to Quit Me?
I'd like to think, it would be harder.
The gift you gave me, you didn't get me.
You traded love, more like barter.

(Chorus)
: Is it that e-e-asy, for you to go?
Is it that e-e-asy, for you to fly?
If it's that e-e-asy, for you to Quit Me,
go on and Quit Me!
Do it quickly!
Say Goodbye.

(Verse II)
Was it that har-r-ard, for you to love me?
I'd like to think, I made it easy.
The bus came by. That's when you shoved me!
You make me feel, a little queasy! :

Is it that e-e-asy, for you to go?
Is it that e-e-asy, for you to fly?
If it's that e-e-asy, for you to Quit Me,
go on and Quit Me!
Do it quickly!
Say Goodbye.

(Instrumental Bridge)

(Repeat Verse I)
Is it that e-e-asy, for you to Quit Me?
I'd like to think, it would be harder.
The gift you gave me, you didn't get me.
You traded love, more like barter.
(Pre-Chorus 'lift')
: Is it that e-e-asy, for you to go?
Is it that e-e-asy, for you to fly?
If it's that e-e-asy, for you to Quit Me,
go on and Quit Me!
Do it quickly!
Say Goodbye.
(Coda)
If it's that e-e-asy, for you to Quit Me,
go on and Quit Me!
Do it quickly!
Say Goodbye.
Say Goodbye.
Say Goodbye.

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Fabricating a Lyric, as opposed to working with a guitar and finding a Lyric in inspired prosody with the music.

Love Lives (Inside A Bubble) copyright April 14, 2020 by Gary E. Andrews.

(Verse I)
You're so close,
but I can't touch you!
So close,
so far away.
I know,
that I can't love you!
It's too soon,
to feel that way!

(Chorus)
Love Lives, beside the trouble!
It won't get in our way!
Love Lives, Inside A Bubble!
Time can't take love away!
Love Lives! Love Lives!

(Verse II)
The wind blows.
The bubble moves me!
Love flows!
Absence aches.
I know
that you can't love me.
Not until
the bubble breaks!

Love Lives, beside the trouble!
It won't get in our way!
Love Lives, Inside A Bubble!
Time can't take love away!
Love Lives! Love Lives!

(Bridge)
We'll wait while the world does its worst!
We'll wait until the bubble bursts!

Love Lives, beside the trouble!
It won't get in our way!
Love Lives, Inside A Bubble!
Time can't take love away!
(Coda)
Love Lives! Love Lives!

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This one looks like fun to me...

You'd better pay attention 
Acknowledge her intention 
Don't be playin' cool like she don't matter
If you make her wait too long 
You'll be singing that old song
You better plant your foot and swing batter
(Chorus)
You better love her...
She's more than a friend 
You better love her...
From now till the end
It's the bottom of the ninth 
She's been throwing heat all night
You better aim for the lights and love her... 🙂

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Madeline
Out Of The Woodwork II
© 1978 by Gary E. Andrews
All Rights Reserved for the Globe

Chords:
Amaj7 ? X7765O
E O221OO
Bm XX4432

(Verse I)
Madeline, Won't ya' give us a smile?
Madeline, Won't ya' wait for a while,
And see what the postman brings?
He may bring you a diamond ring,
In a letter from a lover who aint' so far away.
O.K.

(V II)
Madeline, Won't ya' sing us a song?
Madeline, No it won't take long,
To see what the morrow brings.
It may bring you a song to sing,
In a meadow where the wind
in the green grass sings along.
Sing this song.

(Bridge)
Sing :Really! Really I'm trying.
Really! Really Lord I'm dying to know.
Is it something that I lack?
Is it gone and not comin' back?
Did it only come to leave its track on my soul?
Oh no-oo-wo-o-ah. La-da-duh-da-da-duh-da.

(V III)
Madeline, Have I said something wrong?
Madeline, Are the good times gone,
To see where the sadness is?
Did he take your love and make it his?
And did he slip away with a stolen kiss
At the crack of dawn?
Well stop me if I'm wrong.

(Coda)
Is it something that I said,
That came out wrong and hurt your head?
Did I take away your hope
And leave a great big hole?
Well sing for your soul.

Sing :Really! Really I'm trying.
Really! Really Lord I'm dying to know.
Is it something that I lack?
Is it gone and not comin' back?
Did it only come to leave its track on my soul?
Oh no-oo--o.
Is it something that I lack?
Is it gone and not comin' back?
Did it only come to leave its track on my soul?
Oh no-o. Oh no-o.


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"Madeline" Copyright 1978 by Gary E. Andrews
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Different guitar treatment, inspired a different kind of lyric.

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Asheville, N.C. - Abby the Spoon Lady and the Fly By Night Rounders on 9/17/16.

ORIGINAL POST: We're LIVE in downtown Asheville, North Carolina, with Abby the Spoon Lady and Fly By Night Rounders, some of the most recognizable buskers (street performers) in town. They are among the numerous buskers who provide the soundtrack to the streets on any given night in downtown. #AshevilleMagic #TuneIntoAVL

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https://www.facebook.com/Asheville/...fSTUzODM4MTU1MDoxMDE1NDIxNjk4MTk0NjU1MQ/

They inspired this lyric: 
Rockin' In Ashville! © January 10, 2017 by Gary E. Andrews.

(Verse I)
They're Rockin' In Ashville! Ever'body come and see!
Yeah, they're Rockin' In Ashville. Ever'body come and see!
If you're goin' to Ashville, don't forget to take me!

(VII)
They're Rockin' In Ashville! Don't it make you wanna dance?
They're Rockin' In Ashville! Don't it make you wanna dance?
If you're goin' to Ashville, don't miss it! Now's your chance!

(Bridge)
They're clickin' on them spoons! They're playin' them guitars!
They're out in the fresh air. Ain't in no smoky bar!
If you're goin' to Ashville, You'll find out who you are!

(VIII)
They're Rockin' In Ashville! Ever'body clap your hands!
They're Rockin' In Ashville! Ever'body clap your hands!
If you're goin' to Ashville, you're gonna wanna come again!

They're clickin' on them spoons! They're playin' them guitars!
They're out in the fresh air. Ain't in no smoky bar!
If you goin' to Ashville, You'll find out who you are!

(Verse IV)
They're Rockin' In Ashville. Y'all better come on down!
They're Rockin' In Ashville! Y'all better come on down!
If you're goin' to Ashville, You'll love the Ashville sound!

(Coda)
Rockin' In Ashville. Yeah, they're Rockin' In Ashville.

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Mama Don't Tell Me 2:19 You can hear it at www.garyeandrews.com
1. Over The River Tonight
© December 13, 2003 by Gary E. Andrews
All Right Reserved for the Globe

Chords
G 32OOO3
D XXO232
C/G (C with G bass) 332O1O

(Verse I)
Momma don't you tell me what to do.
Momma don't you tell me what to say.
Momma don't you tell me what to do, Or say,
And I won't run off and play in the hay all day.

(Verse II)
Momma don't you tell me whose is whose,
And then, tell me who they play!
Momma don't you tell me whose is whose,
And who they play,
And I won't walk off, And stay downtown all day!

(Chorus)
Momma won't you tell me what is o-a-on your mind?
Momma won't you tell me what is yours and what is mine?
Momma won't you tell me when you'd like to spend some time?
Momma Don't Tell Me! Please don't tell me,
You dropped and broke the wine!

(Verse III)
Oh Momma don't you tell me what to do!
Momma don't you tell me what to say!
Momma don't you tell me what to do, Or say,
And I won't mouth off and say all I can say!

(Repeat Chorus)

(Tag)
Oh Momma don't you tell me what to do!
Momma don't you tell me what to say!
Momma don't you tell me what to do, Or say,
And I won't mouth off and say all I can say!
And I won't walk off, And stay downtown all day!
Why don't we run off and play in the hay all day?

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"Mama Don't Tell Me" Copyright December 13, 2003
All Rights Reserved For The Globe

This is just a little Travis-pickin' walker that is fun to sing and play.

A bluegrass singer/guitar player, Bev Romanello, with the Poverty String Band, played upright bass on this with me in an antique store in Portsmouth, Ohio, and asked me to play it several times.

Each time, she would ask my name, as if, I thought, she wanted to remember who I was, she enjoyed it so much, but just couldn't.

I may not be as memorable, but this could be a memorable hit for YOU and your band. Email: garyeandrews@yahoo.com

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Over The River Tonight 2:49
1. Over The River Tonight
© January 11, 1979 by Gary E. Andrews
All Rights Reserved for the Globe

Chords
E O221OO
G#m X66444
Bm XO4432
A X77655

Gbm X44222
A XO222O
Am XO221O

(Verse I)
Put on a hat! Take off your coat!
Babe let's you and I rent a boat!
I'll row us, To the Kentucky si-hi-hide.
We'll wait for the sun to desert us!
We'll burn a bit but it won't hurt us!
We'll wait for the silver moon to ri-hise,
(Chorus Refrain)
Over The River Toni-hi-hi-i-i-i-ight.

(Verse II)
We'll build up the fire, Put on a log!
We'll take along your spaniel dog!
He will keep us company tonight!
If I'm a bit slow movin' in,
Won't you invite me with a grin?
Spread your blanket.
Show me where to li-hie,
Over The River Tonight.

(Bridge)
Beneath the trees, The stars, The hills,
Jumpin' fish and whip-poor-wills!
Have you ever seen the river, In moonli-ight?
I hope everything goes alright,
My boat floats and we don't fight.
I guess I'll let my conscience be my guide,
Over The River Toni-hi-hi--i--i--i-ight.

(Instrumental Bridge, about four bars)

I said, I hope everything goes alright.
My boat floats and we don't fight!
I guess I'll let my conscience be my guide,
Over The River Toni-hi-hi--i--i--i-ight!

(Verse 3)
You can wear my coat, Lay in my lap!
I suppose your momma would make a flap,
If she knew what you were gonna do to-ni-hi-a-hight!
We'll philosophize, sit and chat,
About what makes a ring around the moon like that!
We'll be talkin' 'til the first twili-hight,

(Coda)
Lettin' the time turn the page.
Lettin' the moon set the sta-age,
Over the river, Over The River Toni-hi-hi--i--i-a--i--i-i--i-i--i-ight.
Hi-hi-hi-i--i-i-a-i-i-i-ight (doop doop doop doo)

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"Over The River Tonight" Copyright January 11, 1979
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If I had been in the music business in 1979 when I wrote this, this would have been the Song I would be known for. It's an uptempo love Song, and those are rare.

Songwriter Laura Wood called it "the perfect country song."

I carried a guitar in the car, even in the cold Ohio winter in those days, and sat in my car by the Ohio River. This Song came to me there in York Park, 'neath the majestic sycamores. Those old trees, Mother Nature's own, with lines only she could think of, textures, colors, shades of color. In winter they ice up in the winds coming off the river. May they live forever and a day. May I be smart enough to go and enjoy them.
This is one of the Songs you can hear on my website, one of only two I ad libbed for the fluke recording session I had that were in my first "Out of the Woodwork" copyright collection.

What were we talking about? Oh yeah. This is my 'Signature Song,' "Over The River Tonight."'

It could be the Song that takes YOU to the top of the market if you're the one to introduce it to the public. Contact me at: garyeandrews@yahoo.com Or through the Contact link on my website.

Despite 1,000's of years of Songwriting humans have not exhausted the possibilities. There will always be another Song to be written. Someone will write it. Why not you? www.garyeandrews.com


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Talked To A Gypsy
Out Of The Woodwork
© 1978 by Gary E. Andrews
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Chords:
F X33211
G7 32OOO1
Am XO221O

I talked to a Gypsy woman.
I paid her with a song.
She told me of three fortunes I would own.
She even told me, Of our love,
Your lips when we're alone.
I asked her to throw in,
Where we are goin' wrong.
I said, "Do ya know then,
Where we are goin' wrong?"

She came through a darkened doorway,
Said, "What can I do for you?"
I told her what the matter was that was wrong.
I even told her of my heart,
How it got broken into.
She said, "You should know then,
What you are goin' through."

Then she struck a pose,
Like lightning frozen,
Fast upon her face.
Her dark hair curled,
In her darkroom world,
And framed her eyes in lace.
She said, "Babe, don't you worry 'bout
Your confidential girl.
She just keeps you in a state,
I'll take you 'round the world.
She said, "Just tiptoe in. Forget you're goin' wrong."
She said, "Just tiptoe in. Forget where you're goin' wrong."

(Repeat Verse I, time permitting)


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In Asia, in 1972-73, some friends went to a fortune teller. One guy said the fortune teller told him he would own three fortunes and lose them all.

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"Woman I've Been Waiting For"
Out Of The Woodwork III
© July 2, 1997 by Gary E. Andrews
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Chords:
C/G bass 332O1O
Cmaj7 332OOO
Am XO221O
F X33211
G7 32OOO1
G 32OOO3

I've been waiting for a woman with a gentle voice,
To tell me when I'm wrong.
I've been waiting for a woman with a gentle voice.
She never seemed to come along.
Then you came across the floor,
Said, "You don't have to wait anymore.
I'm the one, The woman you've been waiting for."

(V 2)
I've been waiting for a woman with a gentle touch,
To sooth me when I'm down.
I've been waiting for woman with a gentle touch.
She never seemed to come around.
Then you came across to me,
As one who just might be,
The one, The Woman I've Been Waiting For.

(Bridge)
You whisper in crowds, Intimately,
Whispering words, Just for me.
You wink and nod. You're so discreet,
Confidently assuring me,
You're the one, The Woman I've Been Waiting For.
Yeah, You're the one, The Woman I've Been Waiting For.

(V 3)
I've been waiting for a woman with a gentle way,
To ask me what I'm waiting for.
I've been waiting for a woman with a gentle way.
I'm not waiting anymore.
I hear you whispering,
"Come here. Sit close to me.
I'm the one, The woman you've been waiting for."
Yeah, You're the one, The Woman I've Been Waiting For.
Yeah, You're the one, The Woman I've Been Waiting For.

The Woman I've Been Waiting For Copyright July 2, 1997 by Gary E. Andrews
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The first two women I told about this Song after I wrote it, heard the first Line, as I recited it, and each said, "I'll tell ya when you're wrong!"
I thought that two women had responded identically meant it had a special trigger for the female psyche. That alone could make it a hit. It looks long. I haven't timed it.

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Lifetimes/Lifelines
Out Of The Woodwork
© 1980 by Gary E. Andrews
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Chords:
D XXO232
G 32OOO3
A XO222O
C/G bass 332O1O
(Verse I)

I sat up,
Late last night,
Tryin' to find an answer for pain.
I started to smoke,
But then I decided,
That was part of this problem with pain.
I started drinkin',
Then I started thinkin',
What somebody, Said to me.
She said, "If you spend your lifetime,
Cuttin' your lifeline,
Where in the world will you be?"

(Chorus Refrain)
Lifetimes/Lifelines. Ooo-oo-oo-oo-ee.

I came home,
Late last night,Just to find myself all alone.
I turned on T.V., 
But it didn't grab me,
So I turned my radio on.
Someone was playin'.
Someone was sayin',
"Com'on, And listen to me!"
"If you spend your lifetime, 
Cuttin' your lifeline,
Where in the world will you be?"
Lifetimes/Lifelines. Ooo-oo-oo-oo-ee.

(Bridge)
I came home,
Late last night.
I wrote down the words to this song.
I was so tired,
Imagination fired,
And the chorus came along.
Now I aint' no teacher.
I'm certainly no preacher,
Baby won't you listen to me?
If you spend your lifetime,Cuttin' your lifeline,
Where in the world will you be?
Lifetimes/Lifelines. Ooo-oo-oo-oo-eee.


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The Melody was fun to sing. It has crescendos I enjoy. And philosophy. I always enjoy philosophy. But it doesn't usually work for me in Song. I think the Singer-Character's First-Person conversational style made this one work for me. 
It has a Refrain-Type Chorus, a single line ending each Stanza.
The arrangement could be reworked, going to the Bridge directly from Verse I, repeating the Bridge after Verse II. Or maybe it works as is, shorter, rather than longer. 
Take care of your lifeline.

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Finger-picking (thumb and index finger) gave me a different Rhythm to relate to and I got this one. A guy asked me if I was the "...main man" mentioned in the Song. I'd never thought about it. I think I was asking if the listener is as lost as I am in figuring out life. But that was 1974. Now it's 2008 and I'm as confused as ever, but about a whole bunch of different stuff than I was then. Yeah. I think this is the natural state of man. (Update: Now 2019. No change.)Come On In
Out Of The Woodwork
© 1974 by Gary E. Andrews
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Chords:
D XXO232
Fmaj7 XX321O
G 32OOO3
A XO222O

Verse I
Come On In.
I'm just sittin' here grinnin'
Waitin' for you to smile.
Come On In.
Have you paid your penny,
To pass the pipe around awhile?
Do you know
what the main man knows,
Or is that accidental style?

Verse II
Stop on by,
If ya' just can't stop smilin'
While the music's around.
Stop on by,
If you're standin' trial,
And error mounts your crown,
You frown, Your brow.
Come On In.
Tell me where you've been.
Did you have a hard trip down?

(Chorus)
Do you arrange-- changes?
Do you effect life?
Do you believe, In angels,
Or are you alone (alone) again (again)
tonight, tonight, tonight?
Or are you alone again tonight?

Verse III
Raise your hand
if your mood demands it,
And you've got something to say.
Raise your hand
if the master plan,
Doesn't seem to suit your chosen way.
Raise your hand
if you're fooled again.
Tomorrow is the very first day.

Do you arrange-- changes?
Do you effect or affect or deflect or reflect your life?
Do you believe, In angels,
Or are you alone (alone) again (again)
tonight, tonight, tonight?
Or are you alone again tonight?

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