Chet Nichols

Chet Nichols

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Unique - General | Waving Prairie, Illinois, United States
Total Song Plays: 39,248   
Member Since: 2004
   Last Login: 7/17/2019
   Sounds Like: Good question!, Little Feat, Joni Mitchell, Donovan

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Song Description

I lived on a prominent hillside on an ice-age river bed in Kansas. It was a broad and sweeping landmass that snaked thru eastern Kansas. I used to climb the hill on a regular basis to enjoy the dramatic view and play my guitar. Needless to say, that place inspired a lot of songs.

Story Behind the Song

Top Ten - Folk

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This is an extremely cool and original song by an artist with a unique and fresh sound and a killer guitar style that I really dig! The song transports me to a mountain, to a garden, to an old oak tree with initials carved...there are some pretty vivid word pictures here. (seeds cure the weeds - great lyric) Enduring stones: reminds me of some of the hikes I've taken in the Smokies. The voice is both haunting and pleasing, inviting the listener into his world. There are some artists that are great to listen to, even if you don't totally understand what they are singing about the first time. This is one of them. I would definitely like to hear more.

    - Kate Carpenter

Great guitar parts, vibrant and intense vocals, intense all acoustic song. I hear interesting chords.

    - HarryBudini
Lyrics

"Lumbering Mountain"
Lyrics and Music by Chet Nichols *
Copyright 1979 by Chet Nichols/ Magic Garage Music (ASCAP)
MagicGarageMusic@gmail.com * http://www.chetnichols.net
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

If I gave you love
Would you give it back?
Not in the condition you received it in
But in what you have and lack
A love expands a season
If it makes you lose your bearings
Take these seeds
To cure the weeds
That are growing
Take these stones
They will endure
The weathering
Freedom is a word
We seem to feel it
Love is a word
We seem to use
We go through the motions
And we don?t understand the words
We go through the motions
And we don?t understand their words
Carved my name on old, old tree
Along with a hundred others
Sat this woman on my knee
And she used me for her covers
Carved my name on old, old tree
Up on lumbering mountain
I can see
I can wish where I can be
Up on lumbering mountain
Up on lumbering mountain

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Copyright © ® by Chet Nichols (ASCAP) & Magic Garage Music (ASCAP)
(Chet Nichols Creative Services, Inc-Magic Garage Music Division)

All US and Global rights reserved. This song or any portion thereof (lyrics, music, samples, vocals) may not be reproduced in any form or media, distributed, transmitted, downloaded, shared or used in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of the publishers.

For permission requests, write to the publisher at: MagicGarageMusic@gmail.com
or http://www.chetnichols.net. or addressed to:
"Attention: Permissions Coordinator," at the address below.
Magic Garage Music, PO Box 2398, Northbrook, IL 60065

More information at: http://www.chetnichols.net or http://chetnichols.bandcamp.com
Email: MagicGarageMusic@gmail.com

Song Length
3:57
Genres
Folk - Contemporary, Folk - Contemporary
Tempo / Feel
Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Ecstatic, Joyful

Subject Matter
Falling in Love, Relationship

Similar Artists
Stephen Stills, Tim Buckley
Language
English
Era
1970 - 1979

Lyric Credits Chet Nichols
Music Credits Chet Nichols
Producer Credits Stephen Barncard
Publisher Credits Magic Garage Music (ASCAP) & Chet Nichols (ASCAP)
Performance Credits Chet Nichols - All Instruments
Label Credits Magic Garage Records