Music Monday: Sam Bush and Emmylou Harris, The River’s Gonna Run

My music teacher turned me on to Sam Bush last year. Holy cow, he’s awesome.  He’s going to be at the Blue Grass Chili Festival in Claremore Oklahoma on September 7, 2013. You do not want to miss this.

 

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Twas the Night Before Lessons

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Twas The Night Before Lessons

By: Deana O’Hara

Twas the night before lessons and all through the house,
I start praying to the gods of blue grass:
Scruggs, Watson & Krauss
I’ve played all the rolls
both forward and back
but no matter how hard I try
this new song
it’s still whack.
It’s easy he said
What a lie.
What a ruse.
Instead of grassing,
I’m singing the blues.
He’ll listen
He’ll wince
He’ll encourage
and smile.
He’ll keep me as a student
at least for a while.
Teach has the patience
of good old Saint Nick.
Even if he makes me cut my nails
to the quick.
You’ll get it.
Keep trying
He say’s through the tears.
Once you start playing,
you’ll be grassing for years.