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Lyr Req: Gold (John Stewart)

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Subject: Non folk - turning music into gold
From: alison
Date: 28 Nov 99 - 12:09 AM

This is a pop song, (hence the non folk in the title)... pity I got the title wrong though

Heard it last night and it's bugging me...

chorus went along the lines of "people out there turning music into gold"

Sung by a man, backing vocals were definately Stevie Nicks.

Anyone know what the proper title is and who sang it..

Thanks

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Non folk - turning money into gold
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Date: 28 Nov 99 - 02:00 AM

John Stewart is the singer, I think the title maybe simply Gold. Stewart was a member of the Kingston Trio and went on to record many albums solo. Although it predates Gold, I recommend his "Phoenix Concerts-Live" album. I don't know if it is on cd, I played the vinyl to death. Interesting footnote, he wrote "Daydream Believer" that became a hit for the Monkees. John


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Subject: RE: Non folk - turning money into gold
From: alison
Date: 28 Nov 99 - 02:14 AM

Thanks John

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Non folk - turning money into gold
From: Jeremiah McCaw
Date: 28 Nov 99 - 02:20 AM

Stevie Nicks and Lindsay Buckingham (I believe) in the background. The song is called "Gold" and is written and performed by Jon Stewart, from a 70's album with the intriguing title, "Bombs Away, Dream Babies". Jon was one of the original members of the Kingston Trio. Jon's written a lot of very fine songs; it's well worth catching up with his other stuff. Probably his best known song was one that was recorded by the Monkees - "Daydream Believer".
Sorry I don't have the complete lyrics for "gold" but here's what I have:

Gold

When the lights go down in the California town
and people are in for the evenin'
I jump into my car and I throw in my guitar
my heart beatin' time with my breathin'
Drivin' over Canaan singing to my soul
there's people out there turning music into gold
Drivin' over Canaan singing to my soul
there's people out there turning music into gold


Now my buddy Ken Bass, he's a-workin' pumpin' gas
and he makes two-fif' for an hour
He's got rhythm in his hands and he's tappin' on the cans;
sings rock 'n' roll in the shower
Drivin' over Canaan singing to my soul
there's people out there turning music into gold
Drivin' over Canaan singing to my soul
there's people out there turning music into gold


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Subject: RE: Non folk - turning money into gold
From: Mudjack
Date: 28 Nov 99 - 06:52 AM

Alison,
Here is John Stewart's fan page and can link you to some lyrics he has written. He also penned Some Kind of Love that Kate Wolf covered.
Click HereMudjack


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Subject: RE: Non folk - turning money into gold
From: Mudjack
Date: 28 Nov 99 - 06:54 AM

Click Here


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Subject: RE: Non folk - turning money into gold
From: Jeremiah McCaw
Date: 28 Nov 99 - 12:10 PM

Always looking to add to my song resource bookmarks, Mudjack. But that link don't seem to work. What I get is:
stevens.cnchost.com Not Available

The domain stevens.cnchost.com which you are trying to access is currently unavailable. This may occur for several reasons -- the name may have changed, or it may have moved to a new location. Please try to access the site later, or contact the site's administrator.


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Subject: RE: Non folk - turning money into gold
From: Mudjack
Date: 28 Nov 99 - 11:17 PM

I discovered that after posting this AM before trucking off to work, If the clicky thing works right and this site has'nt went off line, we'll get you connected to one of America's finest song writers.
Click here
Mudjack


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Subject: RE: Non folk - turning money into gold
From: Mudjack
Date: 28 Nov 99 - 11:23 PM

Click here


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Subject: RE: Non folk - turning money into gold
From: Mudjack
Date: 28 Nov 99 - 11:30 PM

I'm going to try this one more time and hope it takes. Sorry to turn this tyhread iknto a one man training session.If the clicky thing does'nt work try a search engine for John Tewart and/or Clack's Cellar.
Mud"on his face"Jack
click here


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Subject: RE: Non folk - turning money into gold
From: Mudjack
Date: 28 Nov 99 - 11:30 PM

I'm going to try this one more time and hope it takes. Sorry to turn this thread into a one man training session.If the clicky thing doesn't work try a search engine for John Tewart and/or Clack's Cellar.
Mud"on his face"Jack
click here


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Subject: RE: Non folk - turning money into gold
From: alison
Date: 28 Nov 99 - 11:37 PM

Thanks everyone.... I found it yesterday doing a search for (John+Stewart+gold).. took me to a Stevie Nicks page.

Thanks again

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Non folk - turning money into gold
From: alison
Date: 28 Nov 99 - 11:44 PM

Lyrics at Stevie Nicks site


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Subject: RE: Non folk - turning money into gold
From: GUEST,babeskid
Date: 19 Jan 07 - 11:34 AM

Thanks. I heard this song on the radio on my way to work. I recognized Stevie Nicks' voice, too. thanks for explainin' ...


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Subject: RE: Non folk - turning money into gold
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Apr 08 - 09:23 PM

its weird i used to sing this song all the time when i was a kid. now i have been learning guitar and stumbled on this rythm and i automatically started singing the lyrics to gold.weird how shit happens


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Subject: RE: Non folk - turning money into gold
From: PoppaGator
Date: 29 Apr 08 - 02:24 PM

I remember hearing this on the radio however many years ago, and assuming that it was a Fleetwood Mac and/or Stevie Nicks song. I don't follow contemporary pop music closely enough to listen to the DJs if and when they identify a song's artist. (It's not like I'm gonna go shopping for the recordings.)

Definitely a catchy tune, nicely done and with a memorable lyric (even to someone who only catches the most obvious repeatred words). Nice to learn who's really responsible for it!


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Subject: RE: Non folk - turning money into gold
From: GUEST,Eric
Date: 29 Apr 08 - 04:04 PM

Just for info John Stewart died in January this year [I am bloodliner - John's email list].
Gold is a good pop song but nowhere near as good as his best songs. He is a true writer of what became to be called Americana. Try Mother Country for "folk" song.


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Subject: RE: Non folk - turning money into gold
From: GUEST,Chris
Date: 27 Jun 08 - 08:35 AM

Heard it this morning on my way to work, and definately recognized Nicks and Buckingham in the background. For a 25 year-old absolutely in love with everything Nicks-related, I'm going to pick up this album tonight on my way home.

- Chris


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Subject: RE: Non folk - turning money into gold
From: glueman
Date: 27 Jun 08 - 09:15 AM

I shouldn't like Fleetwood Mac. They're everything that's wrong with music of that era; bloated, corporate, hippy-lite, swinging, pharmaceutically enhanced, self-indulgent rock monsters and harpies. But they wrote stunningly good pop tunes. Buying old Eagles albums can only be a matter of time.
Mamas and the Papas are the masters of the genre and Michelle Phillips is still hot. Just thought I'd share.


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Subject: Lyr Add: GOLD (John Stewart)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 18 Jul 08 - 01:07 AM

Copied from http://www.lyricsandsongs.com/song/578279.html

GOLD
John Stewart

1. When the lights go down in the California town,
People are in for the evening.
I jump into my car and I throw in my guitar,
My heart beatin' time with my breathin'.

CHORUS: Drivin' over Kanan [sic]*, singin' to my soul,
There's people out there turnin' music into gold.

2. Well, my buddy Jim Bass he's a-workin' pumpin' gas,
And he makes two-fifty for an hour.
He's got rhythm in his hands as he's tappin' on the cans,
Sings rock and roll in the shower. CHORUS

3. Ah, the California girls are the greatest in the world.
Each one's a song in the making,
Singin' rock to me. I can hear the melody.
The story is there for the takin'. CHORUS TWICE

REPEAT VERSE 1; CHORUS TWICE

People out there turnin' music into gold
People out there turnin' music into gold

People out there turnin' music into gold, into gold
People out there turnin' music into gold, into gold

[*I have no idea what Kanan is, but that's what I found in the lyrics I copied. I would think "Canaan" but I can't find a town in California named Canaan, either.]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gold (John Stewart)
From: Mr Happy
Date: 18 Jul 08 - 06:43 AM

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=-_ohRBgmOTs


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gold (John Stewart)
From: GUEST,Marc
Date: 10 Sep 10 - 08:45 AM

I have always loved this tune and am trying to learn to play it. The lyrics seem easy enough to decipher, but the chords still elude me. Does anyone know the chords to "Gold"? Thanks!


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: GOLD (John Stewart)
From: GUEST,Eric
Date: 10 Sep 10 - 03:00 PM

Marc

here they are.

Some of John's Bloodliners have worked out chords and tab for 4 to 500 of John's songs [see link].
For the earlier poster - Kanan is a road or valley in California [LA I think].

(Am) (F) (Am) (F)
When the (Am)lights go down in the California town
(F)People are in for the (Am)evening.
I jump into my car and I throw in my guitar,
My (F)heart beating time with my (Am)breathing.
(F)Driving over Kanan, (Em)singing to my soul,
There's (F)people out there turning music into (Am)gold. (F)
Now, my (Am)buddy Jim Bass, he's a-working, pumping gas,
And he (F)makes two fifty for an (Am)hour.
He's got rhythm in his hands as he's tapping on the cans,
(F)Sings rock and roll in the (Am)shower.
(F)Driving over Kanan, (Em)singing to my soul,
There's (F)people out there turning music into (Am)gold.
(F) (Am) (F)
Oh, (Am)California girls are the greatest in the world,
(F)Each one a song in the (Am)making,
Singing right to me, I can hear the melody,
The (F)story is there for the (Am)taking.

http://www.slowcoach.plus.com/bitemyfoot/songtabs/Gold.html


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gold (John Stewart)
From: GUEST,Marc
Date: 12 Sep 10 - 05:01 PM

Much appreciated, Eric!


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