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Young Timmy was born in a house, not a home
He was raised by his auntie and the Reverend Jerome
They took in his Ma on the night that she died
And the last thing she heard was a baby’s first cry

Now the Reverend Jerome had the Lord in his home
And so he liked to beat the devil from young Timmy’s bones
Cause he never gave thanks, only prayer-meetin’ pranks
He was too much like his father, that gambler from the plains

And with the dollars from hell that he’s earnin’
It’s a shame what the kid here is learnin’

Now Stella was fair, and her long golden hair
Was often mentioned in sermons Jerome would prepare
And her brothers would cuss after drinkin’ too much
And they’d wave their guns at Heaven and shoot ‘em in the air

With the thunder of gun powder burnin’
It’s a shame what the kid here is learnin’

Now the reverend knelt down when the dance came to town
And the boy and his Stella were not to be found
He went to pacin’ the floor, glarin’ hard at the door
Thou shalt not love a harlot, it’s a sin before the Lord

With her teasin’ and leavin’ him yearnin’
It’s a shame what the kid here is learnin’

It’s a shame what the kid here is learnin’

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Hits: 3664
Comments: 53
Fans: 23
Plays: 97
Downloads: 114
Votes: 8
Uploaded: Apr 06, 2008 - 04:43:45 PM
Last Updated: Apr 06, 2008 - 04:43:45 PM Last Played: Nov 07, 2015 - 04:04:02 PM
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Hardware:
Breedlove acoustic 6, Hofner acoustic 6, Alvarez acoustic 12
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recorded on Fostex VF80
Comments
Feter said 3425 days ago (April 6th, 2008)
The Home of Reverend Jerome
what a gorgeous song my friend ..so true to the sound
and lyrics .loved the guitar work there ..just groovey
my friend ..definetly one of my fav of your my bro .
Hats off !!
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davisamerica2 said 3425 days ago (April 6th, 2008)
Thanks Feter
I always look for your comments, and when I get them it makes me feel I'm doing something right. Bless you. Terry
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davisamerica said 3425 days ago (April 6th, 2008)
well right then here bro
this turned out great .... the guitars are staged really nice and this song has always been a favorite of mine .... pimp this song pearson ... is a keeper!
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davisamerica2 said 3425 days ago (April 6th, 2008)
Thanks Jack
Putting together a simple acoustic compilation for a CD. This was one of the first. Wondered how it would fly. Thanks for kind words. And again, I love "Emma!"
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magnatone said 3425 days ago (April 6th, 2008)
Pastor Jerome
this is terrific! Your guitar work is so excellent, love your vocals, and how the whole thing goes together - great mix. THANKS!
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davisamerica2 said 3425 days ago (April 6th, 2008)
Thanks Karen
Really appreciate the comments,and again: love those angel chimes. Terry
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said 3425 days ago (April 6th, 2008)
Superb

And what lovely vocals and lyrics the music is so refreshingly nice and great guitar playing, 'Simply a Beautiful Song' I enjoyed listening tremendousely, thanks for sharing, your lovely work of art.
Cheers

Peace Dee.
davisamerica2 said 3425 days ago (April 6th, 2008)
Thank you Dee
This one's been on the shelf for awhile. i took it down and cleaned it up a bit. Glad you liked it
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jiguma said 3425 days ago (April 6th, 2008)
Faved ..
.. for the opening guitars alone, but the vocals and words are also really good. Love the harmonies. A little reminiscent of The Band doing Blind Willie McTell - a good thing in my book.

A very enjoyable listen
Neil
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davisamerica2 said 3425 days ago (April 6th, 2008)
Oh you hit it there!
Blind Willie McTell is my anthem. Thanks for this hugh compliment!
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bud said 3425 days ago (April 6th, 2008)
Excellent driving guitar propelling this story along
and what a well told tale it is. Classic writing and great delivery. Love this tune.
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davisamerica2 said 3425 days ago (April 6th, 2008)
Thanks Bud
Love to tell a good story. Glad I kept it interesting. Apreciate the kind words
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said 3425 days ago (April 7th, 2008)
magnafeek!
wow - what delicious guitar playing - just beautiful!
vocals are purely perfect - nice touches of harmony in the right places.
very cool tune, sir. enjoyed it to the max,
anne
davisamerica2 said 3424 days ago (April 7th, 2008)
Thanks Anne,
I always hope to catch your ear, but I must confess, whenever I delve into the realm of harmonies, I worry what the Sisters, those virtuosos of harmony, might think. Your comments are gratifying. Thanks for listening. Terry
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drakonis said 3425 days ago (April 7th, 2008)
real nice folk-writing
Hey Terry, what a great piece of music, wonderfully performed and sung. The story in the lyrics is well written and paced, though there are a couple of lines that are a little bunched-up with syllables, but you sang them with conviction and flair, and the song just flowed wonderfully. Did I mention the super singing and guitar playing?
ttfn,
Drakonis
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davisamerica2 said 3424 days ago (April 7th, 2008)
Thanks Drak...
...for the generous comments. Love your work! Yes, as a storyteller I sometimes become committed to certain phrasings, and struggle with making them fit in the established musical cadence. That struggle shows here in several places, but glad the "conviction and flair" pulled them through. Thanks again. Terry
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BossHook said 3424 days ago (April 7th, 2008)
Awesome coffeehouse
folk song. The 12 string is a great flourish in this song.
davisamerica2 said 3424 days ago (April 7th, 2008)
Hey Thanks Boss
Very insightful! This song has sold several cups of coffee at one of my favorite hangouts. I usually play a six, but the twelve is what I wrote it on, and just had to use it on this cut. Thanks for the kind words. Terry
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Godchaser said 3423 days ago (April 9th, 2008)
Just as I 'expected'
Wonderfully infectious guitar and vocal work and of course I truely love your gift for storytelling being put to music.You seeem to have nearly perfected the art.Very much enjoyed the post!

Daniel
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davisamerica2 said 3421 days ago (April 10th, 2008)
Thanks GC
Glad I met your expectations Daniel. That's a nice compliment! I always enjoyed playing this. It's gratifying knowing people like to hear it. Terry
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futzpucker said 3423 days ago (April 9th, 2008)
Music from Jerome's house
What a fine job you've done with this song all around. Very well written, played, and sung. You have much to be proud of here with this compelling story. Everything seems just right.

If I were in the studio when you mixed it I would have suggested removing the unison doubling of the vocal, because I think your voice is so appropriate for the song that it doesn't require doubling. This would also add to the effectiveness of the harmony when it comes in. But the song works so very well as it is that this is not important. Congratulations.
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davisamerica2 said 3421 days ago (April 10th, 2008)
Thanks futz
And you read my mind on the doubling. A friend of mine employs it all the time, and I often take up other's habits. But the harmonies did lose their effect in this take, and I think you got it right as to why. I will correct this, and thanks.
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thetiler said 3422 days ago (April 9th, 2008)
Ha
I thought the last tune was one of your best, now I hear this gem.

And going from such different styles. Wow!

Great story!
WAy To gO !
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davisamerica2 said 3421 days ago (April 10th, 2008)
Thanks tiler
for the kind words for this and my last tune. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Terry
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dajama said 3421 days ago (April 10th, 2008)
Very nice
Very cool guitar work here - a lovely sound and lovely playing. Nice vocal too - I love the harmonies. Great song, with some excellent memorable lines ("He went to pacin%u2019 the floor, glarin%u2019 hard at the door - great line!) and a terrific performance. Nicely done. Kudos. Peace.
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davisamerica2 said 3418 days ago (April 13th, 2008)
Thanks David
My fingers want to do more on the guitar, but they've "got to know their limitations.". Glad you enjoyed the harmony and lyrics. Listened to your work. These comments are gratifying. Terry
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Norman Goodman said 3421 days ago (April 10th, 2008)
Great playing
Excellent melody and instrumentation.
Lyrics are very good.....delivery flows well
Excellent song, really enjoyed the listen!
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davisamerica2 said 3418 days ago (April 13th, 2008)
Great to hear from you Norman
I listened to your music and am blown away! And I'm encouraged greatly by your comments on the delivery and instrumental. I listened to you, and thought "this guy's living out my fantasies!" And "dang it" (for lack of a better word), "I know he's having fun!"
Thanks again. Terry
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screamalexz said 3415 days ago (April 17th, 2008)
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nice playing to open this tune up. great picking. nice lyrics real folky blue grass feel. this sounds like it'd have a strong impact live.
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davisamerica2 said 3414 days ago (April 17th, 2008)
Thanks Scream
I do enjoy playing it, and playing live has produced some positive feedback. I wasn't entirely happy with this recording, and will probably keep it more raw on the re-do. Thanks again. Terry
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screamalexz said 3414 days ago (April 18th, 2008)
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some of the best songs are the hardest to record but come out so awsome live. there is some raw energy that is almost impossible to reproduce on a record. im just now learning to really get some of the same feeling into a recording that's still decently produced. would be nice to hear this live.
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lavalamp said 3415 days ago (April 17th, 2008)
Guitars
Guitars are great and your words are so good. Telling a story through music. I don't like the voice doubled during the verses, I think your voice could stand alone. Dare I criticize on MacJams?

Love your song, anyway.

Great stuff.

LL
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davisamerica2 said 3414 days ago (April 17th, 2008)
Thanks LL
Criticism is easy to take when it verifies your suspicions. The doubling bothered me too. Thanks for the accolades and advice. I welcome them both. Terry
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said 3405 days ago (April 26th, 2008)
Excellent!
I love this stuff! Guitar work is top-notch friend. The vocals are simply stellar throughout. Major Kudos to you Sir!

Be well!
davisamerica2 said 3405 days ago (April 26th, 2008)
Thank Micheal
Your comments are very gratifying. Love doing this: love it even more when others love hearing it. Terry
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gail60 said 3405 days ago (April 26th, 2008)
nice job Terry!!!
I really enjoyed this song. Loved the singing and harmonies throughout. This has country hit written all over it. That was some great pickin and grinnin.... You did a wonderful job as always Terry! Kudos my friend.
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davisamerica2 said 3405 days ago (April 26th, 2008)
Thanks Gail
I've collected most of your stuff, and listen quite often. "Music to feel good by." Terry
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rsorensen said 3403 days ago (April 29th, 2008)
nice
loved this from the opening guitar licks. really cool song and a great mix. great work with the harmonies too. cool stuff! looking forward to more
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davisamerica2 said 3399 days ago (May 2nd, 2008)
Thanks rsor
Glad you liked the mix. I appreciate the comments. I look forward to making more of this stuff. Terry

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Char said 3398 days ago (May 3rd, 2008)
I enjoyed this so much, that...
I voted 10s across the board and I was chastised for voting before the song was even finished.
What can I say in defense? I know gold when I see (hear) a little bit of it! Thanks so very much!
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davisamerica2 said 3397 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
Thank you Char...
for listening, and for the generous rating. When a poet likes my lyrics, I feel I'm on the right track. Thanks again. Terry
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Skean said 3398 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
This is cool
So what do you talking about my friend.... Every song I like/love is cool.
This have a very cool lyrics as guitars is awesome... Cheers
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davisamerica2 said 3397 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
Thanks Kenta
Glad you like/love what I did here. One of those troubled and quirky families, I guess. I'm sure Timmy made it through his turbulent childhood. Thanks for tuning in. Terry (Glad you liked the guitar)
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Roxylee said 3381 days ago (May 21st, 2008)
How did I miss this one??
Amazing guitar, lyrics and vocals. Wow. Too bad Reverend Jerome didn't actually have the Lord in his home; it's scary what some people do in the name of God. This was a chilling look into this man's psyche. I'm glad Timmy and Stella escaped. What a great storyteller you are!
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davisamerica2 said 3352 days ago (June 18th, 2008)
Thanks Roxy
This is from a series of religious hypocrisy pictures (musical pictures). Don't know where they came from. Never lost my faith in God or man. I simply open my eyes in the morning, and take notes. Good and bad, it's a wonderful world! Thanks for tuning in. Terry
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SJB said 3355 days ago (June 16th, 2008)
The Home of Reverend Jerome
Can't understnd how I've missed your posts for so long!
Another cracker of a song. The production and playing of the acoustic guitars is second to none.
Cheers
Steve
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davisamerica2 said 3352 days ago (June 19th, 2008)
Thanks Steve,
I really appreciate your comments, especially about the guitar. There are a lot of outstanding musicians here on Macjams. I can't keep up with them, but trying makes me better. Terry
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blindsidedpoets said 3079 days ago (March 19th, 2009)
Slick Guitar
Very well done. Well written.
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davisamerica2 said 3076 days ago (March 21st, 2009)
Thanks Poet
It's an extra boost when you inspire another creative mind, and so I'm addicted to Macjams I am waiting to hear from you., Terry
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rac927 said 2989 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
he was right
I was told to pay you a visit from Davisamerica. He thought i would like your style....He was right. I like the clarity of your guitars and your style of playing....I'll be visiting your songs more often now that I know of you!

Andy
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davisamerica2 said 2987 days ago (June 19th, 2009)
Thanks Andy
Appreciate you stopping by and listening. Glad Jack directed you my way. I listened to your song and enjoyed it likewise. I see some similarities in our styles. Will check out more of your stuff too. Again, thanks for the comments. Peace. Terry
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shavingronaldscar said 2694 days ago (April 7th, 2010)
nice, mate!
Brilliant performance, as always. I love the processing you did on the vocals, the final effect is really cool. Definitely a fave.
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davisamerica2 said 2694 days ago (April 7th, 2010)
Thanks Joachim
Kind of an experiment with the vocals. Glad you liked it.
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