Alrighty. My Friday confessions last week kind of ended up being just me talking about all the music I’m loving these days. I realize that’s not the juiciest kind of confessions in the world… but it’s what I was feeling.
One of my commenters detected my clear love for all things musical these days, and recommended I link up with Miss Angie at My So-Called Chaos for her Musical Mondays linky party, and I decided to take her advice.
I did a lot of yapping last week about how I want to start playing guitar again, and you’ll all be happy to know I wasn’t just talking outta my ass. I actually did play guitar this weekend. Quite a bit. My fingertips are still pretty soft, and it hurts, but it’s all coming back to me. It’s been fun to go back and re-learn some of my old favourites - as well as pick up a new one - in just a few short days.
Remember when I said that my cousin Kenny asked me to learn the song “Wagon Wheel” by Old Crow Medicine Show? Turns out, it’s actually super-easy to play. I’ve been working on it all weekend - listening to it obsessively on my iPod, and practicing it on my guitar. It truly was my weekend project, and “my song” for the past few days.
I’m still having trouble remembering the words, but I’ll get it in time for Christmas Eve, Kenny. Promise.
Pleasantly surprised to discover the lead singer is a wee bit handsome. Bonus. (I do apologize, though, for the hoochie dancing “exotic ladies”. Between this Old Crow Medicine Show video and and the porny Green Day on Friday, I just can’t win.)
And I realize I just posted the Chad Brownlee version on Friday, but…well…you can never have too much Chad Brownlee, in my humble opinion.
Headed down south to the land of the pines
I'm thumbin' my way into North Caroline
Starin' up the road
And pray to God I see headlights
I made it down the coast in seventeen hours
Pickin' me a bouquet of dogwood flowers
And I'm a hopin' for Raleigh
I can see my baby tonight
So rock me mama like a wagon wheel
Rock me mama anyway you feel
Hey mama rock me
Rock me mama like the wind and the rain
Rock me mama like a south-bound train
Hey mama rock me
Runnin' from the cold up in New England
I was born to be a fiddler in an old-time string band
My baby plays the guitar
I pick a banjo now
Oh, the North country winters keep a gettin' me now
Lost my money playin' poker so I had to up and leave
But I ain't a turnin' back
To livin' that old life no more
Walkin' to the south out of Roanoke
I caught a trucker out of Philly
Had a nice long toke
But he's a headed west from the Cumberland Gap
To Johnson City, Tennessee
And I gotta get a move on fit for the sun
I hear my baby callin' my name
And I know that she's the only one
And if I die in Raleigh
At least I will die free
I don’t know if Rolly knows this song, but if he doesn’t, I’m going to introduce him. I think he’d love it.
My favourite is that last line – And if I die in Raleigh, at least I will die free…
What are YOU listening to this Monday? Head on over to Miss Angie’s and link up! :)