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Over The River Tonight © 1979 by Gary E. Andrews

 
       
 
Jan 11, 2007, 11:05 PM

Here’s one I played with a drummer who said, “I never heard music like that before,” as if it was totally foreign to his experience, listening or playing.

Another girl said, “That’s the perfect country song.”

To me, it was just a song, no genre, no category, just a song. Hope you like it. I have for nearly 30 years. After all, it’s the perfect country song.

Hear it on my website: http://www.garyeandrews.com

[ Edited: 01 March 2019 12:48 PM by Gary E. Andrews]

There will always be another song to be written. Someone will write it. Why not you? http://www.garyeandrews.com

 
     
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Gary E. Andrews Joined Apr 12, 2005
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Jan 11, 2007, 11:44 PM

Gary you spin a nice story with this one , a perfect country song. Thanks for posting this vintage country song. I like it.
Did you ever demo it? I would be nice to hear how it goes, instead of my version, lol . I played some cords not to fast with it and it flows nice for me.
Cool song!
Art

 
     
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Jan 12, 2007, 03:11 AM

Looks very very very interesting.

Can we hear the melody?

 
     
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Jan 12, 2007, 04:00 PM

I accidentally recorded it on a computer. I had a chance to send “Goin’ Back To New Orleans”, a new song, to Leon Russell, and a friend of a friend had Magix brand software. He said, “I’m not feelin’ good, but if the guy can run right thru it, bring him over.” Well, we did, and I did Goin’ Back, he set the levels, I played guitar without singing, then sang along a third time, and we were done. He said, “Play some more,” and left the room. Well, I started pulling songs out of my…head, unplanned, unrehearsed, often with long breaks between because I couldn’t think under that pressure. But I recorded 13 more one-takes, “Over The River Tonight” being one. It’s on my website. It’s that rare bird of songs, the uptempo, positive song where everything’s going ok. I think someone had asked me, “How come you write all those sad songs?” and I said, “I don’t know. I wasn’t sad when I wrote ‘em.” That’s when “Over the River Tonight” came along.

[ Edited: 04 March 2014 01:55 AM by Gary E. Andrews]

There will always be another song to be written. Someone will write it. Why not you? http://www.garyeandrews.com

 
     
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Jan 12, 2007, 05:14 PM

This is awesome Gary, I would love to hear it!!

 
     
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Jan 12, 2007, 05:37 PM

Here are the chords, if this works, just to give you some idea. A very accomplished guitarist, the late Nick Charles, said he’d never seen this progression. And I’m not real sure how to know whether to call it A flat minor or G sharp minor, etc., so I just picked one. It’s on my website.

[ Edited: 01 March 2019 12:49 PM by Gary E. Andrews]

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Mar 04, 2014, 01:57 AM

Here’s an oldie but goodie!

There will always be another song to be written. Someone will write it. Why not you? http://www.garyeandrews.com

 
     
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Jan 09, 2019, 08:21 AM

You can hear this one at http://www.garyeandrews.com

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