Who Stole The Ivy (#1 No. Amer, USA & Folk)

Story Behind The Song

Inspired by a drive along Mullholland Drive in Los Angeles, Route 66 and eastern Kansas.

Song Description

Top Ten Broadjam: Earth #1 North America #1 USA #1 Illinois #1 Male Vocal #1 Folk #1 Folk-Americana #1 Folk-Traditional

Song Length 5:11 Genre Folk - Traditional, Folk - Traditional
Tempo Medium (111 - 130) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Composed, Peaceful Subject Pollution, Valleys
Similar Artists Simon & Garfunkel, Joni Mitchell Language English
Era 1970 - 1979


"Who Stole The Ivy"

Music and Lyric by Chet Nichols (ASCAP)
Copyright by Chet Nichols (ASCAP) & Chet Nichols Creative Services (Magic Garage Music Division): Publisher (ASCAP)
URL: http://www.chetnichols.net
Email: MagicGarageMusic@gmail.com
Email: ChetNichols@me.com

Verse 1
Shaking heads and shaking hands
Seem to describe your kind
Why have you come here
Is it just to toy with my finds
The sounds they are so fine
The sounds are so flowing
It?s July here, my dear
And somehow it?s begun snowing
And I can see down the street both ways
From where I sit
And neither way do I see anything coming
That?ll tell me

Who stole the ivy
Who stole the valley
Who stole the timothy and clover
That used to grow all over

Verse 2
Eyes closed and laid back
Let it happen to you
With open heart and hands
Yours do not shake or stammer
But I can?t truly say
That I can see her
Coming back to you
But you can be well assured
I?d inform you if her train arrived
The separation is cut and clear
What has been said could have been left unsaid
But you felt it was your duty to speak up

Repeat Chorus

Verse 3
Eyes alone engulfed in our own mainstream
I?m looking deeper than I?ve ever looked
And to see the basis is all very well and good
Its good (just) to know that us laying here
Is not a challenge to your womanhood
Rocking and tapping and looking up for a sign
But the streets are full of them
One for this and one for that
Will they tell me?

Repeat Chorus.

Copyright © ® by Chet Nichols (ASCAP) & Chet Nichols Creative Services (Magic Garage Music Division): Publisher (ASCAP)

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This is a really beautiful song to listen to. Some performers have such an amazing voice...it doesn't matter what they are singing about. They just sing so stunningly, you just want to hear them...Then when they can play guitar like this...double whammy wow. This song reminds me of Gordon Lightfoot somehow. I like the chorus; it's so catchy ad pretty. The harmonies are perfectly matched and sweet; you can't hardly tell they are there. What a great mix!

"And I can see down the street both ways...From where I sit and neither way do I see anything coming" pretty much says it all for me...I can see you sitting there....or imagining you're sitting there in July and it's snowing. This a perfect little song...great vocal...great guitar work...clear production..Paul Simonesque...nice.

I love the live playing, upright bass and acoustic guitars are working well. Sweet two part vocal harmony! This is folk music. getting a John Denver vibe and that's a heavy comparison. Loving the lyrics, a little early CSN too but it's your own thing for sure!! Love the instrumental break with the ummmms. excellent execution on all vocal parts and instruments... you guys are the real deal!! Loved it, especially the reprise near the end.

This is what i would call pure folk music. has a very traditional style and melody. very good performance. interesting lyrical theme. the kind of track can just put on and let it flow over you like cool water.

Love your story and your harmonies are very nice. you have a very nice verbrado in your voice. Guitar is well played...nice hook and I like your humming gives your song a nice touch...well done.

very pleasant easy listening song, gentle and catchy, excellent vocal harmonies, very much with a simon and garfunkel feel, good acoustic guitar, works well, and certainly not obtrusive to the song..

The refrain is wonderful: who stole the ivy, who stole the clover, who stole the timothy, etc. etc.
And I really like the guitar , the melody. The lyrics are more a story told than a poem or lyrical lyrics. In the tradition of folk music, it is a narrative more than it is a song. The music makes it a song more than the words or the voice. A very good voice, good singing voice. A pleasant song.

G'day. This is a very beautiful contemporary folk song. The vocals are first class and the acoustic guitar playing is lovely. Excellent production too. Good job; well done.

Lovely work. The guitars acc is gentle, but propulsive, right in the folk pocket, vocal presentation evocative and satisfying. The sound of the recording is first rate.

Wonderful playing and singing, great vibe and a great listen.
Nice touch on the harmony vocal, particularly how & when it comes in. Very Nice job all-around. I really liked this one!

The best I've heard in many Genre so far, keep it up!Could fit in a lot of circumstances, mostly a club.

Lyrics Chet Nichols Music Chet Nichols
Producer Stephen Barncard, Producer & Recordist, Chet Nichols, Co-Producer Publisher Chet Nichols (ASCAP) & Magic Garage Music (ASCAP) & Time Loop Music(ASCAP)
Performance Chet Nichols - vocal, guitar, bass Label Magic Garage Records
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