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The Valley-Song for Grantham


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I wrote this song after the 2011 floods in Queensland. The town of Grantham (in the Lockyer Valley) was washed away from the flash flood and lives were lost.
It was recorded and produced at a studio on the far south coast of NSW by Pol O'Shea.

Garry Carson Jones-vocals guitar
Frans Peters-backing vocals, keys
John McVeity-bass
Pol O'Shea-slide guitar
Ken Vatcher-drums
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Lyrics
Tomorrow seems so far away when today is filled with pain
When yesterday Mother natures furry washed a town away
No one could have foreseen the force that took their lives that day
As the Angels slept the valley washed away
And the heart of the Nation cried as a town began to fall
When the rain stopped the water dropped there was not a sound at all

And an Eagle flies high above the land
Where the valley lies and the raging river ran

The past is just a memory that haunts us today
The future seems hazy now in a valley far away
The spirit of the Nation is strong in this great land
When times are tough we'll always lead a hand
In the eyes of all judgements gone and differences put aside
We shouldn’t need a tragedy to stand side by side

And an Eagle flies high above the land
Where the valley lies and the raging river ran

And an Eagle flies high above the land
And the valley lies where the raging river ran an Eagle flies
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Uploaded: Jan 28, 2012 - 05:57:17 PM
Last Updated: Jan 29, 2012 - 04:17:06 PM Last Played: Jun 03, 2017 - 04:20:06 PM
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Mosaica said 1972 days ago (January 28th, 2012)
Tribute
to an awful tragedy. Fine sentiments in the lyric, melodic and well sung & produced.
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Philip18 said 1972 days ago (January 28th, 2012)
Grantham
A shocking event that you treat with respect. Evocative vocal style. Beautifully recorded tribute.
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jiguma said 1972 days ago (January 28th, 2012)
Awful tragedy
It seems we have more and more to write about in this vein these days. Lovely playing and singing all around (as expected), and Pol has done a great job on production too.
Cheers from The Shed - Neil
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TvRicky said 1972 days ago (January 28th, 2012)
Country and beautiful.
More Country to me. Fine composition and the musicianship excellent. Production and mix is truly well done. Garry sing it my man. I dig this piece well done. Fine performance.

A SincerelyZipped, TvRicky
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johnwhitehead said 1972 days ago (January 28th, 2012)
Valley
Like your singing alot. This is a wonderfully well-written and performed ballad. Love the Floyd Cramer piano and washes of steel. Very pro effort.
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T_Being_esq said 1971 days ago (January 29th, 2012)
I think I will have to immigrate
To Australia, so much talent in one country. Thanks for the great song.
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Sir Bass said 1971 days ago (January 29th, 2012)
Country
Well done country, i hear adult contemporary too.
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PeterB7858 said 1971 days ago (January 29th, 2012)
The Valley
Nice one, Garry. Strong country-flavoured song that sensitively tells of a tragic moment in history. All the elements work in well. Thanks for the post. Regards, Peter.
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PatriciaGirl said 1970 days ago (January 30th, 2012)
Enjoyed :)
Great song, even though it's not my genre that I listen to. I love everything about it.
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dave_b said 1967 days ago (February 2nd, 2012)
The Valley-Song for Grantham
Cool story song. Strong vocals. Tight playing. The slide is a nice flavor in the mix.
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GARRY CARSON JONES I began my music career at the age of ten and wrote my first song at the age of fourteen. I am an accomplished musician and singer/songwriter and have accumulated a vast repertoire of original and cover songs. ... [see more]

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Country music, also called country and western music or country-western, is an amalgam of popular musical forms developed in the Southern United States, with roots in traditional folk music, Celtic Music, Blues, Gospel music, and Old-time music. Howe

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