A Melody So Sweet

by Erin Inglish

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    Album credits: All music written and performed by Erin Inglish. Produced by Erin Inglish and Ryland Veesart. Recorded by Ryland Veesart at the Goodwin Ranch on the Carrizo Plains National Monument, California. Edited and mixed by Erin Inglish and Rick Sutton of Sutton Sound Studios, Atascadero, California. Album designed by Erin Inglish. Cover photo and interior photo by Art Heffron of Art Heffron Photography. Disc photo by Erin Inglish.

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    Album credits: All music written and performed by Erin Inglish. Produced by Erin Inglish and Ryland Veesart. Recorded by Ryland Veesart at the Goodwin Ranch on the Carrizo Plains National Monument, California. Edited and mixed by Erin Inglish and Rick Sutton of Sutton Sound Studios, Atascadero, California. Album designed by Erin Inglish. Cover photo and interior photo by Art Heffron of Art Heffron Photography. Disc photo by Erin Inglish.

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released 22 March 2013

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Erin Inglish San Luis Obispo, California

"Blues"-grass? Banjo-Pop? Progressive Folk? Erin Inglish presents a unique combination of voice and banjo that is reminiscent of the sounds of storyteller John Hartford and the activist stylings of Peggy Seeger.

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Track Name: A Melody So Sweet
I walk along the road
Shufflin’ my feet
Singin’ a melody so sweet

(CH:) If the open road is lonesome
I never would know
I meet the kindest people
Everywhere I go
You will hear me comin’
Dancin’ down the street
Singin’ a melody so sweet

I’ve been around the country
Lookin’ for the beat
Singin’ a melody so sweet

(CH)

We’re goin’ on a journey
Lookin’ for peace
Singin’ a melody so sweet

(CH)
Track Name: (Who's Gonna Be Your) Sweet Lovin' Girl
Take me to the river and push me in
I want to feel the water roll on down my skin

(CH:) Who’s gonna kiss you darlin’
Who’s gonna hold your hand
Who’s gonna be your sweet lovin’ girl
When I’m in another land

Mockingbird up in the sky is higher than my heart
The lonely sound of his cry reminds me we’re apart

(CH)

One kiss for good luck, another for my dreams
And another for the truest love I have ever seen

(CH)

Who’s gonna be your sweet lovin’ girl
When I’m in another land
Track Name: Mama Like
Mama like hiking in mountains
Mama like bicycles, too
Mama really like it when the sky’s so blue
She cares for me and you

Mama like miles of coastline
Surfin’ the waves on the beach
Mama really likes how the fish swim in the sea
She cares for you and me

(CH:) Oooo... she cares for you and me

Mama like being a free bird
Just like she like world peace
Mama really like it when everyone agrees
She cares for you and me

(CH)

Mama likes old-fashioned music
John Hartford and Woody Guthrie
Mama really likes it when everybody sings
She cares for you and me

(CH)
Track Name: The Dandelion Has My Smile
Give me the strength on the day I’m born
And I will walk even when my shoes are worn

(REF:) Ohhhhhhh....

I met a man, there was pain in his eyes
I wonder why he does not cry?

I met a girl, no shoes on her feet
I wonder why she does not eat?

We came to a river as black as ink
Will we float? No, we’ll surely sink

My smile is gone, where did it go?
It melted away with the cold rain and snow

My smile is gone - but don’t you worry
The dandelion (...) has my smile
Track Name: Tic-Toc
I got what I thought was a real good job
The salaried pay was fine
Now I feel like I’m working for the low-down mob
And I’m stressed-out all the time

CH: Tic-toc work clock, why you goin’ so slow?
Its only half-past eight (nine, etc.) o’clock
I wish it was time to go

At first I thought that maybe it was me
And I could never be satisfied but
And now I know you gotta live in misery
and sell your soul just to stay alive

BR: I’ll never be happy if I’m workin’ for the man
‘Cause a nine-to-five is down right crappy
Better quit or I’ll be damned

The end of the day won’t come too fast
I’ll spend another hour in the car, oh
I’ll pay my bills and go to sleep at last
So I can start all over tomorrow
Track Name: Who Will Be My Judge
Your money’s no good
Take it somewhere else
If you wonder why
ask yourself

CH: Have I (You/We) been good
Have I been bad
Have I been good or bad
Who will be my (your/our) judge

Your children are lonesome
They’re hungry for your love
‘Cause you work all day and you work all night
While they sit at home alone

The world is in trouble
So many have sold their souls
From where I stand it doesn’t look good
Who will be our judge?
Track Name: When I Die
You can lock me in your jail, post with no bail
You can’t take my soul when I die
When I die (when I die, when I die)
You can’t take my soul when I die

You might own my radio, tell me where to go
You can’t take my soul when I die
When I die (when I die, when I die)
You can’t take my soul when I die

You can sensor my free speech, hold things outta my reach
You can’t take my soul when I die
When I die (when I die, when I die)
You can’t take my soul when I die

You might mold me in your school, I’ll still break all the rules
You can’t take my soul when I die
When I die (when I die, when I die)
You can’t take my soul when I die
Track Name: American Dream
Trading time for money, bills to pay
We’re all waitin’ for the next big break in the USA
In a land of abundance and breaking news
It might seem like God’s own children have nothin’ to lose

CH: The American Dream is not what it seems
The American Dream - what does it mean?
A most wonderful scheme in the name of the law?
Or maybe this dream might be luck of the draw

Always someone else to blame when the going gets tough
Each time we think we’ve made it, its never enough
Our children grow up thinking dragons are real
That the only way to happyness is striking a deal

Few of us are native, most are misunderstood
Let’s lay down our weary guns and do something good
I’m dreaming of Freedom - how does it feel?
More than an empire of cars and wages, I want something real
Track Name: This Machine Is Ready To Roll
A child of the time of the Great Dust Bowl
Knows time is more than money or who you know
Hands on the banjo, countin’ telephone poles
I’m cruisin down the backroads where no one’s in control
This machine is ready to roll

If we’re lookin’ for answers, we won’t find them here
We’ll search until we’re tired and angry and fearful
Our heads are in the sand at the final frontier
We’re shootin’ at the sky like some kind of bombadier

Down from the mountain to the watering hole
Come crazy looking people with their buckets of coal
Build another boomtown, there’s fire in the hole
It drops me to my knees as it all unfolds
This machine is ready to roll

We’ve been gettin’ down since the days of old
There ain’t nothin’ universal like that good ol’ Rock ‘n’ Roll
It’s a small, small world - or so I‘m told
That’s why I choose love instead of silver and gold
That’s why I choose love instead of silver and gold
This machine is ready to roll
Track Name: Something Only Dreams Are Made Of
Oh my love, how brightly you shine
Like a sunrise and a sunset combined
Colors swell brighter more with time
I see twilight - what a sight - when I close my eyes

(CH:) You are light, you are love
You are something only dreams are made of

Oh my love, how sweetly you sing
Like a symphony in harmony, like a hundred bells ringing
You belong in a field of flowers
Humming melodies - sweet melodies - turning minutes into hours

(CH)