Jim Aitken

Jim Aitken

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Unique - General | Kilmarnock, Scotland, United Kingdom
Total Song Plays: 1,176   
Member Since: 2021
   Last Login: 9/18/2021

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Plays:

109

Song Description

From a Country Singers First time Playing on a stage, dreams of Playing the Opry, admitting he/she made wrong decisions, appreciating life was hard on the Road, lucky to meet the right partner and finally, End of The Line, played the Opry, Last time where the knowing crowd Encored, "The Last Farewell"!

Story Behind the Song

In the early days of Country Music, performers had to travel great distances to play, and we're on the road, and away from home for long spells. This is a song appreciating the hardships-and temptations they experienced but finally settled down with the right person.

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Sway in your seat as you listen to this storyteller bid a nod to his favorite artists and his love of song and the stage, and he does it well! Going through the journey of his life, he shifts keys as he enters his life of marriage and family in the last verse. Instrumentation is easy and expertly played, the melody is easy to follow, and his vocals are as wonderful and comfortable as listening to Don Williams in a small intimate venue. That's part of what folk and country tunes are about...telling your story and making the audience feel like they got to know you a bit.

    - John Walradt
Lyrics

My Last Farewell ©?(Jim Aitken 19/03/2020)
1
I remember the first time I played on a stage,
As Green and in fear I walked on.
The restless crowd bayed for their hero's to play,
But I intro'd and shared my best song.


My trusty friend played, and the knowing crowd swayed
As if every chord cast a spell.
I Dreamed of gracing the Opry one day,
Where I'd encore, "My Last Farewell".

Ch
I've worshipped the sun and wished on the moon,
Searched for that card high and wild
Been high and been low: It's a lonely road,
Life is a Carousel, (round and around)
Sharing, "My Last Farewell".

2
Grew up around The Bakersfield Sound,
Legends like Hank and Merle.
Nashville and Knoxville Tennessee,
Rocked me in their cradle.

Blessed with the tools I ignored all the rules,
Knew I'd something to sell
The seeds I had sown, all fell on stone:
Was close to, "My Last Farewell".

Ch.
I've worshipped the sun and wished on the moon,
Searched for that card high and wild
Been high and been low: It's a lonely road,
Life is a Carousel, (round and around)
Sharing, "My Last Farewell".

Instrumental Bridge.......
3
Through luck or prayer I met someone rare,
Who gave me a son and a daughter.
Said bye to the days of my wilden ways,
Now Live the way I aughta.

My end of the line was the Opry last time,
Grand ole Citadel!
My trusty friend played and the knowing crowd swayed,

As we encored, "My Last Farewell".

Ch.
I've worshipped the sun and wished on the moon,
Searched for that card high and wild
Been high and been low: It's a lonely road,
Life is a Carousel, (round and around)
Singing, "My Last Farewell".

Life is a Carousel, (round and around)
Singing, "My Last Farewell".

Song Length
4:30
Genres
Country - Traditional, Country - General
Tempo / Feel
Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Content, Tranquil

Subject Matter
General, Change

Similar Artists
Don Williams, Don Williams
Language
English
Era
1970 - 1979

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