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Autobiographical tune - says it all, I suppose.
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Folk Singer – by David McCord, 2008
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Never was a rock star But, y’know, I’ve sung my share
Never was a world trav’ler But, y’know, I’ve been somewhere
Never was a bhodisatva But I think I’m quite aware
Never was a real hippy But I like to grow my hair

Never was a good liar But sometimes I hid the truth
Never was a prize fighter Trapped within my youth
Never was an explorer But I’ve had a look around
Never was a great preacher But I’ll tell you what I’ve found…

CHORUS 1:
I’m just a folk singer pullin’ words out of a song
I’m just a tune slinger tellin’ stories all day long
And I ain’t no virtuoso sometimes I get it wrong
But I’m just a folk singer And I hope you’ll sing along

Never was a hit maker Never got those lucky breaks
Never been a big winner I just ain’t got what it takes
Never been an A student But I’m tryin’ to be
Worthy of a Saint Francis, and I guess that’ just not me

CHORUS 2:
I’m just a folk singer pullin’ words out of a song
I’m just a tune slinger tellin’ stories all NIGHT long
And I ain’t no virtuoso sometimes I get it wrong
But I’m just a folk singer And I hope you’ll sing along

Never been a good dancer I can hardly keep a beat
Never been a bad loser Got no desire to compete
Never been a real quitter But I never finish anything
Guess I’m just a fence sitter I just want to play ‘n’ sing

CHORUS 3:
I’m just a folk singer pullin’ words out of a song
I’m just a tune slinger tellin’ stories SHORT AND LONG
And I ain’t no virtuoso sometimes I get it wrong
But I’m just a folk singer And I hope you’ll sing along
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Uploaded: Jun 08, 2009 - 07:30:47 PM
Last Updated: Jun 18, 2009 - 01:11:19 PM Last Played: Nov 16, 2016 - 10:31:13 AM
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Comments
Feter said 3111 days ago (June 8th, 2009)
Folk Singer
Man this is so awesome .. what a remarkable spirit this song has ...your
vocal ...the lyrics ...the feel ..all so decent and honest ..this is so
perfect ...speaks of us all who call themselves folkies ...wonderful pickin
very skilled and tasty ...kudos ...thnx alot for sharin such gem !!!!!
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awigze said 3111 days ago (June 8th, 2009)
luv dat singer songwriter genre
Thanks for showin' up - enjoy!
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guygrooves said 3111 days ago (June 8th, 2009)
Welcome
This is a great song. Very happy to have you here. Looking forward to hearing more.
Peace
Guy
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rsolorio said 3110 days ago (June 9th, 2009)
Spirit of Croce lives
What a great song to lead into your macjams career. Welcome.
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davisamerica said 3110 days ago (June 9th, 2009)
excellent
tune.... welcome to MJ
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drakonis said 3110 days ago (June 9th, 2009)
Hmmm...
not sure how you create an "new instant timeless classic", but this comes pretty darned close. You have a wonderfully rich and listenable singing voice, great work slingin' the lyrics and coming up with a sweet song. I shall run right over to my friend Roxylee here, who will likely find your music delightful as well (you may enjoy hers too.) Welcome to Macjams!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Roxylee said 3110 days ago (June 9th, 2009)
great folk
and pickin 'style. Thanks to Drak for pointing me your way. I really like your voice and lyrics. :-)
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daibhre said 3110 days ago (June 9th, 2009)
Thanx, folks
Thanks for all your kind words. I'll be posting more tunes soon, and hope to get time to listen to your contributions as well.
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Livingstone said 3110 days ago (June 9th, 2009)
I cant get enough
this one`s a keeper.. I`ll play this on over coffee each morning when I wake..

I was hoping to hear a backing vocal on the last chorus? just my own thought on this, honestly this tune is so REAL it cant get much better.. perhaps get a few to collaborate for the last two chorus`s? just a thought...

great picking on the guitar as well.. you`ve gained a fan tonight David..
MarkHolbrook said 3109 days ago (June 10th, 2009)
Love the lyrics
and love your vocals! Deep resonant and really cool!

It's funny how close this fits my life!
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Name: David McCord
Location: Ionia MI United States
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Just a folk singer. Well - mostly a folk singer, but I like to try just about every style a middle-class white guy from Mid-Michigan can sincerely try. Be sure to check out my "band" — I used to play R&R with these guys back in the 70s, but now we'... [see more]

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