KISSING BRIDGES

 
       
 
Apr 20, 2017, 03:47 PM

Here’s something for country fans. A few days ago Mike Blottenberger sent me one of his song lyrics that he wanted to enter in the Pennsylvania Heritage Songwriting Contest and he asked me for the music to go with his lyric.

The contest requirements:
- the song has to be about Pennsylvania
- the genre must be Bluegrass

Bluegrass??? Not really my cup of tea (I never composed or recorded Bluegrass before) but for me this was a huge challenge and ... well ... I gave it a try. Here’s „Kissing Bridges“. Lyrics by Mike Blottenberger and music and instruments (4 acoustic guitars, 2 electric guitars, bass, drums, cymbals, handclaps, keyboards, banjo, slide guitar and ... I forgot the rest) by me. I couldn’t find someone to sing this one for me so I had to do that myself too. I hope you enjoy it anyway.
Oh yeah, feedback is always appreciated.


http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=13560288

KISSING BRIDGES

I love the covered bridges
Here in Lancaster County
And the thumping sound the wood makes
From the cars and time’s bounty

Most of them are painted red
But a few are white-stained too
And folks say it’s good luck
To honk as you drive-thru

Chorus:
Momma called them “Kissing Bridges”
Back when I was young
For many couples strolled across them
And would try to sneak in one
No matter if it’s raining
Or the day is blessed with sun
Kissing bridges in Pennsylvania
I’m sure you’ll find one

Some of the covered bridges
Span over a quiet creek
And some the Conestoga
Yet they all are so unique

Long ago there were near a thousand
Built and used in this state
But time has not been very kind
And I worry about their fate


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Robert Baitinger Joined Jun 01, 2006
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Apr 21, 2017, 03:15 AM

Hi Rob,

Mike Blottenberger Really did very well when he chose to write about the covered bridges or KISSING BRIDGES . I love the lyric /theme and your music, the production, and even your singing..with best wishes for you and Mike in the contest…Nelly

 
     
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Nelly Tharwhat Joined Sep 24, 2012
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Apr 25, 2017, 01:27 AM

Hi Nelly,
yeah, I really liked the topic Mike wrote about. He thinks we’ve got good chances in the contest. I’ll let you know how things go. Thanks for listening and I really appreciate your feedback.

All the best
Robert

 
     
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