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Wailing the blues

I’m remembering those days
That I’d be up there on that stage
Blowing a storm on the old blues harp
Oh man, I used to rage!
Most said that I was very good
And I loved that ego boost
So I would wail those blues notes out
All hanging kind of loose.

Folk would come and buy me drinks
And shake me by the hand
And I would smoke the evil weed
And feeling kind of grand
I’d get all kind of soulful then
And forget just where I was
My eyes all closed my body swaying
Like a man completely lost.

Once I opened up my eyes
And folk were standing there
All their dancing stopped by me
As people everywhere
We’re captivated by my harp
Entrancement on their dials
The music doing what it does best
It was joy to see those smiles.

That was in the days long gone
When I really loved me grog
I guess I’m kind of mellowed now
I’m as active as a log
But I love the many memories
Of the times I played those songs
All loud and loose and free, and grand
And pleased the blessed throng.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019

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Date: 1/10/2019 6:36:00 PM
G'day Peter … back in the days of wine and song make memories that will never be forgotten. You must have really enjoyed the atmosphere you created Peter - thanks Mate - Lindsay
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Date: 1/10/2019 6:29:00 PM
I am so glad that you are musical Peter. This explains your love for the written word, rhythm and syllables.
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Date: 1/10/2019 6:59:00 PM
I thank you so much Caren. I don't play now' although I sometimes pick the harmonica up. I am so glad that Silent put some of my songs on You tube. I am not much of a musician But I certainly am glad to have these songs their on show. I certainly appreciate your nice words, my friend
Date: 1/10/2019 6:02:00 PM
You are blessed with beautiful musical memories Peter! Well written and expressed :)
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Date: 1/10/2019 6:20:00 PM
Thank you Heidi. those memories I love, The only things I was ever good at was writing songs, playing the harmonica and writing. Other than that I was quite useless. Thank you for your kind comments, my friend....Peter
Date: 1/10/2019 5:43:00 PM
this one is so nostalgic and bittersweet. If it's true that you played that way, i think it's sad you can't keep doing it. Please do it. Maybe you can find an audience for that music of yours!
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Date: 1/10/2019 6:27:00 PM
Hi Andrea I did have way of playing that blues harp and writing songs, other than that was useless at everything. I flunked at everything in my growing years. I am happy though to say that my friend Silent put some of my songs on you tube for me. And I am ever thankful to him for this. Thank you for your kind comments, my friend....peter