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    "Dodger's Blues" copyright Leon Fullerton

    (To hear my basement recording, scroll to the bottom of this page: https://www.thefullertons.net/guitar-highway.html)

    Em G Am C / G D C C / (over and over)

    Cool Hand Luke never made a plan.
    I made just one: Go west, young man.
    When you're dodging the draft and fleeing the breeze,
    to fit your life in a duffle, that's a might tight squeeze.

    Turned up my collar to the early snows.
    My first ride took me clear across the Poconos.
    The tenth ride took me through the Cumberland Gap
    with a song in my heart and a Baptist on my lap.

    A woody full of hippies swung me north across the Ohio.
    It makes no sense to hurry, no one cares where you thought you oughta go.
    When you've made it past Ohio and Indiana, too,
    you know that any place in the world but Fort Wayne will do.

    Corn stalk stubble stretched far as I could see.
    The wind chilled Missouri, and it surely chilled me.
    Spent my last dollar in a diner down 66 South.
    I can't speak very highly of living hand-to-mouth.

    I saw an old western once, and I swore someday I'd join a wild west show,
    got me teeth reconfigured outside a rodeo.
    It'll take my whole life to forget the Alamo.
    If Texas is heaven, Christ, I just won't go.

    Midnight transit 'cross the Great Divide
    with a speedfreak in a Fairlane with a jug of Gallo snuggled by his side.
    Crossed a flight of Angels when I reached the Pacific Palisades.
    They opened with clubs and I paid in spades.

    The radios were dreamin' Californ-eye-yay
    and never had to wake up to the dark of day.
    Things never pan out the way that you planned
    the day you started on the road to the Promised Land.
    Leon Fullerton wrote this preface to his unfinished memoir, A Fretful Life : "Guitar Highway ain't on no map. It's got no start, no end, no middle. There's no rest stops, no speed limits, no exits,...
    Del
    www.thefullertons.net
    ( •)—:::
    Sent on my six-string jumbo ukelele

  • #2
    Cool man, I would have dropped a few words here a there.

    I took out my guitar and messed around with it, gave it some breathing room, picked up the pace a bit.
    You need to get a bridge in there before the chorus where ever that many.

    You can do what you want to it, take my advice or leave. I cool either way.

    You remind me a bit of Robbie Robertson. I'm spicin it and giving it a little Levon Helm and Ryan Adams attitude

    Between me and my buddy we have written 1000's of songs, rarely do we work together. I'm never made a dime on a song. My buddy got 9.99 last month for some tune that got played some were in Europe. Took him 40 years.

    I just mess around and have a few songs going at a time. I don't care if I make a dime.
    Try it or don't, I'm good either way.

    Verse1.
    Em /G /Am /C /G /D /C /G
    Em /G /Am /C /G /D /C /C to DDDDDDDD
    Cool Hand Luke never made a plan.
    I made just one: Go west, young man.
    Dodging the draft and fleeing like the breeze,
    your life in a duffle bag, that's a might tight squeeze.

    I used this as a Bridge wkith different a chord structure
    Am C G D Am C G G Then Am C G D Am Am DD then I held on to the D for a bit as I worked into what I call the chorus.

    Bridge
    Turned up my collar to the early snows.
    Took me a ride to the Poconos.
    The tenth ride through the Cumberland Gap
    with a song in my heart, Baptist on my lap. Hold that D chorus and let the tension build

    I would use this as the chorus if it works for ya
    I went back to the Em

    Em G Am C
    I just keep driving the sing until

    A woody full of hippies to the north across the O hio. I actually streesed this word O-Hi-O
    Ain’t no hurry, where you thought you oughta go. Same here
    When you've made it past Ohio
    Here Am DDDDDDDD
    and Indiana, too,
    Am C DDDDDDDDDDDD
    any place in the world but Fort Wayne will do. Stress vocal tension

    Second Verse same chords as the first

    Corn stalks stretched far as I could see.
    The wind chilled , Cut through me.
    Spent my last dollar in 66 South.
    I can't speak very highly of living hand-to-mouth.

    I stopped editing right here, but you get the idea

    I thought about you as singer and how you might sing it.

    Brilliant minds working together.
    At a job interview, they say you have about 3 minutes to make a good impression. In song writting, you have about 30 seconds.

    _____________________________________
    Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.

    Join Date: Aug 2001
    Location: N. Adams, MA USA
    Posts as of Jan 10th 2013: 82,617

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    • #3
      did you get time to work on any revisions, or is the song done?
      _____________________________________
      Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.

      Join Date: Aug 2001
      Location: N. Adams, MA USA
      Posts as of Jan 10th 2013: 82,617

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      • Delmont
        Delmont commented
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        It's done. Glad you like it!

    • #4
      I know there's someone looking at my **************** out there. better watch your butt..

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      • #5
        Originally posted by mbengs1 View Post
        I know there's someone looking at my **************** out there. better watch your butt..
        I gave you some songwriting tips for your next tune.
        So I keeping my eye on you too.

        Remember to think in parts.

        Don't blow your load in one some, breathing room and changes in rhythm.
        I don't want to feel like I'm at the guitar center on some Saturday more





        _____________________________________
        Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.

        Join Date: Aug 2001
        Location: N. Adams, MA USA
        Posts as of Jan 10th 2013: 82,617

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        • #6
          Originally posted by Mikeo View Post
          did you get time to work on any revisions, or is the song done?
          It's done. Glad you like it!
          Del
          www.thefullertons.net
          ( •)—:::
          Sent on my six-string jumbo ukelele

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          • #7
            The vocals are a bit murky, but the music is nice.
            "Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him better take a look at the American Indian" — Henry Ford

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            • Delmont
              Delmont commented
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              Thanks! Yeah, my singing sucks.
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