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John Stewart - who plays his songs?

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Subject: John Stewart
From: mkebenn
Date: 22 Jan 10 - 01:35 PM

Stewart has been my favorite singer/songwriter for most of my life, from just after his K/T days. I play a number of his songs, and they are genereraly met with blank looks, 'cept Daydream Believer, Runaway Train, and Gold. I was wondering who else played his tunes, and which ones....Mike


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Subject: RE: John Stewart
From: GUEST,Ray
Date: 22 Jan 10 - 02:33 PM

"Armstrong" - learned it from the late Pete Sayers.


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Subject: RE: John Stewart - who plays his songs?
From: mkebenn
Date: 22 Jan 10 - 03:18 PM

Good song, Rey. And thank whoever added to the title to make it comrehensible. Mike


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Subject: RE: John Stewart - who plays his songs?
From: M.Ted
Date: 22 Jan 10 - 07:43 PM

When I was performing, I always played one or two JS songs in every show--usually Daydream Believer, and July, You're a Woman, or California Bloodlines, but I tended to add
something from every new album to the repertoire. His songs worked well with my voice, and had a solid and real quality that few other songwriters could manage.

Many years ago, when I lived in California, I was driving from somewhere to somewhere with some random folks, when, out of the blue, we crossed Wild Horse Rd--much to the consternation of my passengers, I turned down the road, just to see it, and sang a few lines of the song. They didn't any of it.


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Subject: RE: John Stewart - who plays his songs?
From: GUEST,DonMeixner
Date: 23 Jan 10 - 01:09 AM

My favorite by John and one I do when I am feeling put upon.

Don

Chilly Winds   John Stewart and John Phillips



(C) (D) (G) (C) (D) (G) (C)(C/B)(Am) (D) (G)


Oh, I'm (C)goin' where them (D)chilly winds don't (G)blow,
(C) Gonna find a (D)true love, (G) that is where I (C)want to go,(C/B)(Am)
Out where them (D)chilly winds don't (G)blow.

(C)Leavin' in the springtime, (D)won't be back 'till (G)fall,
(C) And if I can't for(D)get you, (G) I might not come (C)back at
all,(C/B)(Am)
Out where them (D)chilly winds don't (G)blow.

(C)Wish I was a headlight (D) on a westbound (G)train,
(C) I'd shine my (D)light on (G) cool Colo(C)rado rain,(C/B)(Am)
Out where the (D)chilly winds don't (G)blow.

Oh, I'm (C)goin' where them (D)chilly winds don't (G)blow,
(C) Gonna find a (D)true love, (G)that is where I (C)want to go,(C/B)(Am)
Out where them (D)chilly winds don't (G)blow.

(C)Sing you a song, (D)sing it soft and (G)low,
(C)I´ll sing it for you, (D)baby, (G) and then I'll (C)have to go…(C/B)(Am)
(D) (G)

Oh, I'm (C)goin' where them (D)chilly winds don't (G)blow,
(C) I´m gonna find a (D)true love, (G) that is where I (C)want to
go,(C/B)(Am)
Out where them (D)chilly winds don't (G)blow,
(Am) Out where them (D)chilly winds don´t (G)blow,
(C) Out where them (D)chilly (D7) (hold) winds don´t (G)blow. (C) (D) (C)
(G)


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Subject: RE: John Stewart - who plays his songs?
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 23 Jan 10 - 03:16 AM

Susan Boyle!


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Subject: RE: John Stewart - who plays his songs?
From: Allan C.
Date: 23 Jan 10 - 05:58 AM

I stopped listening to the Kingston Trio when JS came on board. I couldn't bear to listen to his billy-goat vibrato. He seemed to be a good enough instrumentalist and songwriter; but I just couldn't take his voice. Some folks may recall his almost-a-hit, a song about a woman named Miranda or Melinda or something like that. I thought it was only in keeping with his irritating vocal style that someone who sounded a lot like Stevie Nicks, who also has that billy-goat vibrato, backed him up on it.

That said, I very much liked the song he wrote the day after Kennedy was shot:

I know I'll remember when a chill wind takes the sky
To think of years he gave us hope, for they will never die.
And as we gaze at brave young men when yesterdays roll on,
Then I think we'll know Where Our Friend Has Gone.


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Subject: RE: John Stewart - who plays his songs?
From: mkebenn
Date: 23 Jan 10 - 01:20 PM

Allen, the song you refer to is "Midnight wind", from one of the seventies Buckingham/ Nicks collaborations. I always loved his voice, taste, er?. Never understood why "Fire in the Wind" or "eighteen Wheels" weren't more succesful. Mike


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Subject: RE: John Stewart - who plays his songs?
From: pdq
Date: 23 Jan 10 - 02:00 PM

Here are a few great "John Stewart songs" that he didn't write. From his Kingston Trio Days:

         Reverend Mr. Black ~ Jerry Leiber / Mike Stoller / Billy Edd Wheeler

         Desert Pete ~ Billy Edd Wheeler

         Long Time Blues ~ Mason Williams

         The Summer's Long ~ Rod McKuen

         Rusting in the Rain ~ Rod McKuen


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Subject: RE: John Stewart - who plays his songs?
From: GUEST,Eric
Date: 08 Mar 10 - 01:45 PM

Mike

I've just seen this thread. If you are not already there then join bloodlines [just search it]. If you ask your question there you may get a deluge of answers [as well as a large set of lyrics and chords]. I play "Josie", "Walk on the moon", "Some kind of love" "Botswanna", Lost her in the sun" and 18 wheels" when I get the time [only another 500+ to learn].


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Subject: RE: John Stewart - who plays his songs?
From: mkebenn
Date: 08 Mar 10 - 03:02 PM

Eric, I, just this week, recalled "Josie" from my memory banks. Always loved it, hadn't played it in years. Mike


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Subject: RE: John Stewart - who plays his songs?
From: GUEST,Tinker in Chicago
Date: 08 Mar 10 - 05:05 PM

"July, You're a Woman"


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Subject: RE: John Stewart - who plays his songs?
From: PHJim
Date: 09 Mar 10 - 10:42 AM

My brother sings Oh Miss Mary whenever we get together for a jam.


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Subject: RE: John Stewart - who plays his songs?
From: GUEST,Larry Saidman
Date: 26 Dec 11 - 02:56 PM

Interesting! In my early university years I started learning guitar and playing in a duo w. a friend (David Ragosin) just to popularize those great John Stewart songs I heard on California Bloodlines and Signals Through the Glass. We learned all the lyrics to Mother Country (and there's a of of them).

I still will sing California Bloodlines, July You're a Woman, Never Going' back to Nashville, Missouri Birds, Draft Age, Oldest Living Son (one of his best!), Willard, The Road Shines Bright, Daydream Believer, You Can't Go Back to Kansas, Armstrong, Chilly Winds, Wind Dies Down (Circle the Sun), and who knows how many more.


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Subject: RE: John Stewart - who plays his songs?
From: Bobert
Date: 26 Dec 11 - 04:20 PM

I used to do "Belly Full of Tennessee"... I think John wrote it but it's been so long I wouldn't swear to it... Also used to "Shoot All the Wild Horses" when I had alot of folks singing... Again, it''s been 30 years since those days...

B~


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Subject: RE: John Stewart - who plays his songs?
From: GUEST,Larrry Saidman
Date: 26 Dec 11 - 09:30 PM

Yep, Bobert. They're both John Stewart songs.


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Subject: RE: John Stewart - who plays his songs?
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Apr 12 - 07:50 PM

I'm new to Mudcat.
    I'm an ear player (harmonica or tin whistle) and singer. But I sometimes use accompanists who are more comfortable with the proper chords, rather than trying to figure them out from my singing. Would some knowlegable guitar player please send me the chords, in D, for "Some Kind of Love"
    Either post them here, or send them to my email address. Which is:
    dewunsch@ieee.org . Or snail mail to D. E. Wunsch, 6235 Prospect Road, San Jose, CA, 95129. Thanks, Dave W.


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Subject: RE: John Stewart - who plays his songs?
From: GUEST,Larry Saidman
Date: 09 Apr 12 - 09:37 PM

Hi Guest!

The song actually modulates twice, and is thus in 3 different keys.


I play it starting in Bb, then it goes to C, then D.

The chords in G (with a modulation to A)--at least as I do it, which would be pretty close (although I haven't listened to the original for awhile) would be:


Some kind of love is like gold
G          D (F# bass)    Eminor

C          D          G
That is the hardest to hold

                   B            Em          C
For it catches the eye of each thief passing by

G    D                   E      D
Some kind of love is like gold


(same chords as 1st verse)

Some kind of love comes too soon
That kind of love heals your wounds
When your wounds are all healed, and your back on your wheels
You say that kind of love came too soone

Chorus
E                   Bm
Some kind of love, some kind of love
C          G             A            D
Everyone's searching for some kind of love
E                  Bm
Some kind of love, some kind of love
C          G             D            G    Bm (F# bass) E E7
Everyone's searching for some kind of love


A...(repeat next verse in A).   Same chord progression but one tone up.


Hope that helps.

If some of those chords aren't exact, I've little doubt somebody will correct me.   Mudcat's a great forum.


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Subject: RE: John Stewart - who plays his songs?
From: TonyK
Date: 09 Apr 12 - 10:27 PM

July you're a woman
Boston Lady
Cody


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Subject: RE: John Stewart - who plays his songs?
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Apr 15 - 05:05 PM

mike
Does anyone have the chords to Mother Country?


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Subject: RE: John Stewart - who plays his songs?
From: Larry The Radio Guy
Date: 23 Apr 15 - 01:46 AM

Believe it or not, Mother Country has it's own thread. I think somebody (maybe Joe) included the chords.


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