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Lyr/Chords Req: Mountain Right

Lee Shore 24 Aug 01 - 01:09 AM
Lin in Kansas 24 Aug 01 - 01:59 AM
Lee Shore 24 Aug 01 - 02:55 AM
Lin in Kansas 24 Aug 01 - 02:58 AM
Lee Shore 24 Aug 01 - 04:02 AM
Lin in Kansas 24 Aug 01 - 02:04 PM
GUEST,Pete in Boise 26 Sep 16 - 06:53 PM
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Subject: Mountain Right
From: Lee Shore
Date: 24 Aug 01 - 01:09 AM

Okay, this time I did check Digitrad first (when all else fails, read the directions) But couldn't find "Mountain Right" done by Hoyt Axton. Anybody got 'em?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Mountain Right
From: Lin in Kansas
Date: 24 Aug 01 - 01:59 AM

Lee, can't find lyrics for Mountain Right, even thru Google. Did find these sites, which are pretty interesting for us Hoyt Axton fans:

This one has a downloadable wav file. click here

This has an incredible amount of info on various albums, etc. Click here

This is the "official" Axton site. Click

I have "Mountain Right" on the Spin of the Wheel album. I'll transcribe the lyrics for you, but I can't help with chords, I'm afraid. Cowpie doesn't have this song either, darn it.

Back in a bit with the lyrics.

Lin


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Mountain Right
From: Lee Shore
Date: 24 Aug 01 - 02:55 AM

Thanks Lin. Great Website, and I did get the lyrics and chords to Boney Fingers as a consolation. I really appreciate your kind offer to transcribe it for me, but rather than you going to all that trouble, I'll just get off my lazy butt and go buy Spin of the Wheel. I should have that CD anyhow.


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Subject: ADD: Mountain Right
From: Lin in Kansas
Date: 24 Aug 01 - 02:58 AM

Ah, heck, no trouble. I felt like listening to the tape anyway. Here ya go--enjoy:

MOUNTAIN RIGHT
By Jeff Tweel/Michael Garvin
Copyright 1987 by Tree Music, BMI
Performed by Hoyt Axton on
Spin of the Wheel, DPICT-1000

He was born in Dixon Holler in 1893,
Never had no runnin' water, no electricity.
He raised his own tobacco, and he raised a family.
He always said you can't go wrong in life,
If you do what's Mountain Right.

Stand your ground, straight and tall,
Mountain Right.
Go down proud if you must fall.
This has always been our land,
And I love it more than life.
When I die, I'll know that I
Lived Mountain Right.

A car rolled up one day
With U.S. Highway on the door.
"The interstate is comin' through,
You can't live here anymore."
The old man said "My pa lived here
And my grandpa before,
And I ain't givin' up without a fight.
Gonna do what's Mountain Right."

Well they came back to give him
One last chance to change his mind.
Came with guns and dogs and talked
Through megaphones this time.
The old man said "I told you once,
I'm not the runnin' kind.
If you boys don't shoot first,
Well, I just might.
And I'll be Mountain Right."

"I'll stand my ground straight and tall,
Mountain Right.
Just say the hell with all y'all.
If you're gonna take my land,
You're gonna have to take my life,
And when I die, I'll know that I
lived Mountain Right."

Now, if you gas up in Dixon,
Ask anyone in town.
They'll point you to the cabin
That the highway goes around
You can read the headstone
Where his epitaph is found,
Says "God may judge him in a different light,
But here he was Mountain Right."

He stood his ground straight and tall
Mountain Right.
Said I'll fall proud if I must fall.
This had always been his land,
And he loved it more than life.
And when he died, he knew inside,
He was Mountain Right.

He was born in Dixon Holler, in 1893,
Never had no runnin' water, no electricity.
He raised his own tobacco and he raised a family.
He always said you can't go wrong in life
If you do what's Mountain Right.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Mountain Right
From: Lee Shore
Date: 24 Aug 01 - 04:02 AM

And they told me Kansas wimmen were all mean! Thank you!


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Mountain Right
From: Lin in Kansas
Date: 24 Aug 01 - 02:04 PM

LOL! Kansas wimmen may be, but us Texas transplants still have a streak or two of "nice"--buried pretty deep sometimes, but still there!

I've been listening to Hoyt Axton a long time. Glad to help out anybody who likes his music. Wish I had the chords for you as well, but I do a lousy job of playing by ear.

Would highly recommend the Spin of the Wheel album, anyway. It's got a couple of my favorites on it: Cowboys on Horses With Wings and The Weight.

Good luck with Mountain Right.

Lin


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Mountain Right
From: GUEST,Pete in Boise
Date: 26 Sep 16 - 06:53 PM

Hey, I just figured out the chords to "Cowboys On Horses With Wings" and I'm working on "Mountain Right" now. I have the verse structure down I think and only have a couple of bugs to work out of the chorus. I'm not sure how this message forum works, but I'd be happy to share my best effort on "Cowboys On Horses With Wings" here.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Mountain Right
From: cnd
Date: 26 Sep 16 - 08:42 PM

Sure, I'd like to see it


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