July

words & music by Geoff Bartley 1986 & 1998
Published by Joshua Omar's Music BMI
All Rights Reserved


Well there's good luck coming like two new dimes
If I had my way it'd be July all the time
All a them bugs they just sing and shout
They make a racket so loud they like to drown me out

Mmm mm July! Just like a long-lost friend
Mmm mm last February thought I'd never see your face again
Mmm mm July! Just like a long-lost friend
Mmm mm last February thought I'd never see your face again

Out across the fields some late afternoon
I hear a singin' in my head some old country tune
I hear the Devil's Dream and the Cattle in the Cane
I hear the Deep River Blues and the Cotton Patch Rag
Fiddle and bass, mandolin and guitar
They make it sound so pretty when they really know how
And it makes me laugh and it makes me cry
It makes me wanna go dancin' out under this pincushion sky

Mmm mm July! Just like a long-lost friend
Mmm mm last February thought I'd never see your face again
Mmm mm July! Just like a long-lost friend
Mmm mm last February thought I'd never see your face again

The nights so blue, so sweet and fine
Liftin' on the air, sweet as wine
Down a dirt road in the firefly spark
You know I hear a little laughin' a little kissin' in the dark
And it's a little old man a little old woman too
Both gone to bed early see what July can do!

Mmm mm July! Just like a long-lost friend
Mmm mm last February thought I'd never see your face again
Mmm mm July! Just like a long-lost friend
Mmm mm last February thought I'd never see your face again

But there's good luck coming like two new dimes
If I had my way it'd be July all the time
All a them bugs they just sing and shout
They make a racket so loud they like to drown me out

Mmm mm July! Just like a long-lost friend
Mmm mm last February thought I'd never see your face again
Mmm mm July! Just like a long-lost friend
Mmm mm last February thought I'd never see your face again
I thought I'd never see your face again



Interstates


track 8

Patty Larkin; backing vocals
Geoff; vocal, 1971 Martin D-35 - two tracks: one in Dropped D tuning, capo 2,
and the other in standard tuning, no capo, key of E.


(Special thanks to Les Paul of Mahwah, New Jersey, inventor of the solid-body electric guitar, and also the inventor of multi-track recording, who thereby made it possible for musicians all over the world to play with themselves. ~ Geoff)

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