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My Last MJ Post--Hard Times,Man!

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My last song is another quiet country song. If I come back here it will be louder at least. A lot of rewrites went into the lyrics of this song. If you can give it a chance to the chorus then that's the song payoff. The second half is more of the same. This is an Americana song about the Great Depression of the 1930's. And it wouldn't have existed without 'Grapes of Wrath' but it also describes my situation to a 't'. It's basically a bunch of words wrapped around the E major chord. Thanks for the listens.
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Hard Times, Man

They were hard times, the nineteen thirties were
We started dirt poor and we just got dirtier
The humble ate the greedy
The suave grew sad and seedy
As they moved across the land
I'm telling you it was hard times, man

Me and my dogs never felt freer
We hop on a freight and ride with the steer
In the open air it's fine, just a hint of stale bovine
And if we find work we'll make it
And it we don't we'll learn to fake it

You gotta move when you gotta move
And you gotta move when the man tell you
"Pick your load up and take it on down the line"
And you gotta move when your kids can't eat
And you gotta move when your itchy feet
Say you gotta move
You take your load down the line
Ain't got one nickel
Ain't got a dime

Well we had no union, had no one to picket
But when we rode the trains we just didn't use a ticket
Packed sardines on the coast
For a year and a day
But movin with the migrant nation
That's my full-time occupation

And sometimes pain can make you stronger
But if you take it easy you'll live a lot longer
You're a rich man now, but who's to say
You might lose your socks, son
But a barefoot man still walks on
Gotta move!
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Uploaded: Aug 05, 2009 - 07:22:05 PM
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Feter said 3672 days ago (August 5th, 2009)
Hard Times,Man!
Loved the E chord and all what round around it ..
Hard time ? are you serious ? dont say it man !!
this is a cool depression song and i can feel
lots of that .... loved this ...a classic !!!
thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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MarkHolbrook said 3672 days ago (August 6th, 2009)
When you say...
"last"... you are not leaving are you? I was just about to get going through your tunes and write some comments...

Don't go... stay and take a break... we'll be here!

I like this!!! Kind of sucks you in!
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seadogbluesband said 3670 days ago (August 7th, 2009)
Dos kindnesses...
I will be the humble observer for a while. I'm still going thru my hero Feter's tunes. Music is the great peacemaker and we all need that ex and internally. So me and my dogs will be skipping around here seeing what everybody is doing. There's a lot going on here. And a lot of kindness which is a terrific thing. I just never got any girls to comment--oh, well.
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tempie said 3350 days ago (June 24th, 2010)
on the way to work today i thought i hadn't heard anything from you in a while and so tracked you down and saw that I missed this, so good, a new tune, but that you were leaving, not so good! anyway this is great, i love that line 'if we find work/we'll make it/and if we don't/we'll fake it' great line. great warm groove, swell backups, just an honest folk tune, a really enjoyable listen. i've got your stuff in with my davidmurphy playlist, if you haven't heard him on MJ you should definitely check him out.
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Relic67 said 3238 days ago (October 13th, 2010)
I missed your stuff the first time around, but I like this!
nice background vocals especially.
catchy hummable melody, like the guitar solo too.

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