Wednesday Jones

Wednesday Jones

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Folk - Alternative | Vancouver, Canada
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Member Since: 2011
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Song Description

Texas is most representative of gun culture in the United States. From the woman who carries one in her purse to the asasination of JFK But there's hope, at least there was hope, when Anne Richards was governor.

Story Behind the Song

I visited a relative in Houston and she invited some friends over. They all started talking about guns and one woman talked about the special 'purse gun' she had that is minus the big hammer so it doesn't get caught on the purse!!!! At the same time Rush Limbaugh rooms were springing up everywhere, BUT , Anne Richards (Democrat) was in power as governor in Texas's arts and intellectual capitol, Austin. I felt there was hope. That's all surpassed but the tune is open to lyric changes in the chorus if anyone wants to cover this.

Broadjam Member Reviews

like the piano work, the vocal works well with this tune, the lyrics QUALITY...as is the song writing,,,nice to hear some very good writing with "attitude"!! hi ho Silver...LOL.

    - Warren Hein

Nice slow folk song. Love some of the harmonies, and the chord progressions feel very natural throughout, gives the song a satisfying kind of sound. Great sounding instrumentation, also recorded very well. Good vocal, sung with feeling.

    - Andy J King
Lyrics


3/4 , intro: Am G Am G
VERSE 1
Am G
Hi Ho I saw the Lone Star today
Am G
Hi Ho Silver, Texas took me away
C G
I met that nice couple, the kind that
Em Am
Choose door number one.
C G
They were from Houston
C G
And they both carried guns.

VERSE 2
Am G
Did I see some purple mountain majesty?
Am G
I sure saw amber waves of grain,
C G Em
I saw a play in Austin, uh-huh,
Am Em
took me from red necks and white
C D
Lies and blue suits and pain.

CHORUS
C G
And the Lone star she's crying today
C G
She was born out of fighting
Dm
But is older, no wiser,
Am C G
Hi Ho Silver, oh Silver away.













VERSE 3
AM G
I ain't never been to Dallas
Am G
It still bears the cross today
C G
Of John getting shot
Em
And that kind of fear....
Am
Well I heard some talk,
Em
I heard some talk
C D
I heard some talk today

REPEAT CHORUS

INSTRUMENTAL Am G G/B Am, G , G/B, Am

VERSE 4
Am G
I'd like to go to the Governor's mansion,
Am G
I'd like to sit inside for tea
C G
And I'd love to ride bareback
Em
In the west hills of Austin
Am Em
Till the sun touches down
Am Em
Till the sun touches down

Am C
Till the sun touches down
D
Oh down on me




REPEAT CHORUS
ORUS
C G
And the Lone star she's crying today
C G
She was born out of fighting
Dm
But is older, no wiser,
Am C G
Hi Ho Silver, oh Silver away.




EXTRO (robato)
C G Em Am
I met that nice couple, the kind that choose door number one
C G C
They were from Houston, they were from Houston, They were from
G
Houston
C G
And they both carried guns.

Song Length
5:13
Genre
Folk - Alternative
Tempo / Feel
Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal
Female Vocal
Moods
Diplomatic, Poignant

Subject Matter
Government, Politics


Language
English
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Wendy Merkley
Music Credits Wendy Merkley
Producer Credits Michael Creber, Buff Allan
Publisher Credits none
Performance Credits Wendy Merkley, Michael Creber, Hugh MacMillan, Robbie Steinenger, Julie Vik,
Label Credits none