Hello! Thank you for coming! .............................July 2024

In a dream I am walking into a long room, with my guitar in my case. A drummer is set up at the back, beyond a circle of couches and armchairs. A guitar player is laid back with his electric guitar on a couch on my left. The drummer is telling him, "Well, play something!"
I sit down on a couch, my back to the drummer, uncase my acoustic, and begin to play E7 and A7, singing, "
Taste! Taste of love!
Taste! Taste of love!"
I wake up, and write this.

"After The Taste Of Love" Copyright March 16, 2021.
By Gary E. Andrews. All Rights Reserved For The Globe.
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Nobody warned me, 'bout her Gypsy kiss.
Nobody told me, how much I would miss,
the look in her eye, the feel of her lips,
After The Taste Of Love!

The Gypsy told me not to get this started.
She said we could both end up broken-hearted!
I felt a pain, in the moment we parted,
After The Taste Of Love!

Taste! Taste of love!
Taste! I want a taste of your love!
Taste! The taste of love!
More of the same is all, I can think of,
After The Taste Of Love!

The Gypsy told me, she could set me on fire!
I wouldn't believe her! I called her a liar!
How could I know the depths of desire,
After The Taste Of Love?

Taste! Taste of love!
Taste! I want a taste of your love!
Taste! A taste of love!
More of the same is all, I can think of,
After The Taste Of Love!

The Gypsy kissed me, twice before I paid her!
I said, "You come on like a pirate raider!"
She said, "Uh, baby, can't we talk about this later,
After The Taste Of Love?
After The Taste Of Love!
After The Taste Of Love!

THIS WEBSITE is an artifact of a lifelong hobby of musical literature, Melody and Lyric.
By the time I realized I needed to study to transition from hobbyist to entrepreneur I realized I'm not willing to do that work!
I still like to play, although the Coronavirus Pandemic made that obsolete for a while as a public activity. I still like to sing. I still like to write Songs to play and sing.
And I still like to talk about Song-Writing in the 'Myself' link on your left.
I go to www.jpfolks.com, for that purpose. There's not much conversation but lots of 'views'.

The 'Triple White Line' icon in the top bar is a Song List!
Play a Song! The White Triangle to the right is Volume control.
The title in the player is the Song you're hearing.
The whole Song is there! Snippets never did work for me. How about you?
Find that Song title in the 'Lyrics' link (left) in the "Over The River Tonight" list. Read along. (The 'Music' link doesn't go anywhere!)
Let them all play! It's 48 minutes of an eclectic mix!
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"OVER THE RIVER TONIGHT" (Fluke 'album' recording, 2006)
(Quote from a listener, V. Z.: "No cookie-cutter Songs here...")

(1) "Cajun Lady" is up-tempo, a lighthearted story of Arthur Alexander Delacroix, and Mitzi Sweets. Country? Bluegrass? Time: 2:38

(2) "She's Comin' Home With Me" is a tribute by a guitar player to his girlfriend who is the level-headed star of their New York City band. Time: 3:01

(3) "Fancy (And Maybe Never More)" has an Irish folk feel, a story of a lady lighthouse keeper, and "Old Gene" who tries to get her to come a'dancing, while she awaits her sailor boyfriend's return from the sea. Splendid Rhythm and Rhyme. Time: 2:49

(4) "Muriel's Theme" is instrumental, flawed in my execution, but fun to play, brief, and memorable, theme music perhaps, for a Synchronization License for TV or film. Time, as played here: 1:49. But shorter snippets could serve.

(5) "Leavin' You" is country with strong 'Hook-Factor' in its beat, memorable Lyric and vocal Melody. Time: 3:05
(Quote from a listener, a couple days after hearing it, K. C.)
"I can't get that song out of my head!"
I call that 'Hook Factor'!)

(6) Could "Hey! Long Gone (Not Just Leavin')" be done Reggae style?
I tried it last night as a blues. Time: 3:18

(7) "Momma Don't Tell Me" is a fun little Travis-pickin' country tune. Time 2:17

(8) "Goin' Back To New Orleans" is a walk in the shoes of one man's need to get home after the 2005 hurricanes and see what difference his love might make. Time: 3:46

(9) "Take It For A Ride", up-tempo love Song with a strong back-beat and a memorable guitar riff. Time: 3:43

(10) "Number On The Wall", blues-ish, a cool guitar figure. Time: 3:09

(11) "Over The River Tonight" is an up-tempo love Song. If I was willing to do that work, this would be my big summer hit, the 'Career Song' I'd ride to fame and fortune. Time: 2:47
(Quote from a listener, L. W.: "That's the perfect country song!")

(12) "She Said Good Luck" is based on Bob Dylan's reply to a reporter (1965 San Francisco), words I put in the mouth of the Love-Interest Character in the story. Time: 3:20

(13) "We Could Use A Little Rain" is a Folk Song, a story of the farmer's plight, and Sarah, the essential farmer's wife. Time: 3:08

(14) "Yippee Yi Yo" puts the western back in Country and Western, a cowboy tune, in the tradition of boy meets girl and helps drive her cattle to market. It has an infectious guitar riff. Time: 3:43

Gary E. Andrews www.garyeandrews.com
Portsmouth, Ohio
Click on CONTACT (left) to Email: garyeandrews@yahoo.com

These Songs can be sung by any singer, and in various genres. I have rewritten many for a female Point-Of-View. I've played some as a slow blues, a jaunty country style, more up-tempo rock n' Roll. If they worked, they worked! And some of them do.
Don't let the style I present them in here or my voice limit your consideration (comparisons a la' Neil Young, Rod Stewart, Woody Guthrie, Rush, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison. No kiddin'!)
Some folks 'play' in the key they 'sing' in.
I sing in whatever key I play in.

You can read along as the Songs play.
Click on LYRICS. Click on a title in the "Over The River Tonight" list to read the Lyric of that title. There are 167 Lyrics, but only 13 Lyrics of these 14 Songs have audio tracks.

Tune to standard pitch. You can play along! The chords are on the Lyric pages.
You can sing along! Find your harmony part.
Or, better; take the lead!

Cover one you like. See how YOUR audience reacts. Having something that originates with you to play on local radio where you perform can bring a new audience to venues, making you worth the money they're offering, maybe more if you're bold enough to ask for it.
If you want to 'cut' and 'release' it to market, get in touch with me for legal authorization of your use of my Intellectual Property (IP) copyright.

On each Lyric I tell the chords, designating the frets where you hold the strings.
Like the chord C/G. That's C with a G bass, indicated as 332O1O.
You hold the top two bass strings on the 3rd fret, (the 33), the next one on the 2nd fret (the 2). Play the next one 'Open', or without a finger on it (O for 'Open'). Play the next on the 1st fret (the 1), and the bottom treble string Open (another O). 3-3-2-O-1-O

In the MYSELF link (left) I discuss Song-Writing.
I write whatever kind of Song comes to me. If the guitar part has 'Hook-Factor', if it 'Hooks' me, and the first Lyrical line Hooks ME, as The First Listener, I try to write it.
These Hooked me. If they Hook you they'll Hook your audience too! Cover one and see!

CD :"Over The River Tonight" (c) 2006 by Gary E. Andrews
Recorded June 17, 2006 in Parkersburg, West Virginia.
I had permission to pitch "Goin' Back To New Orleans," to Leon Russell, a long-time favorite of mine. It seemed well-suited for his voice, his singing and Song-Writing style. htttp://www.leonrussellrecords.com

A friend in Little Hocking, Ohio ( http://www.windinfeathers.com Thanks Loran) called a friend in Parkersburg, West Virginia (Thanks Dave) who had Magix Cool Edit software.
Dave said, "If the guy can run right through it and we don't have to fool around with it a lot, bring him over."
So we went. I played and sang the Song.
Then the guy said, "Play some more!" and left the room. Here's what I played. I hope you can tolerate the grazed mic, the bumped B's, the popped P's. It's not perfect. But perfection is overrated.
Gary E. Andrews, July 2024.

At JustPlainFolks.com there is a Creative Writing thread.
I recently completed "One Night In Paradise", a story of an Earthman who falls in love with an alien woman. Since he is on her planet, he is 'The Alien'. Translation to her language is 'Oomam' for 'Alien', and 'Ass' for 'The'.
But the world, her world, is a dangerous place. All the 'natives' aren't happy with the 'alien' in the population.
Here's the link;

Also see;
"Baby, Get To Me!"
"Broken Places"
"Comet Sunafrank"