Who's Online Now
26 registered members (Dave Rice, CWMusic, ckiphen, Everett Adams, 9ne, Brian Austin Whitney, couchgrouch, Fdemetrio, 4 invisible), and 307 guests, and
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Shout Box
Member Spotlight
Posts: 123
Joined: October 2019
Show All Member Profiles 
What's Going On
Tell Me
by Travis david. 08/04/20 04:01 PM
Michelangelo/ re- write
by ckiphen. 08/04/20 03:38 PM
Edit: ALL Corona Virus Post MUST Go Here
by John Voorpostel. 08/04/20 03:27 PM
ChrisWMusic
by John Voorpostel. 08/04/20 03:13 PM
Don't Send My Ashes to My Exes /NEWER BRIDGE
by John W. Selleck. 08/04/20 01:51 PM
Peace of Mind
by Nigel Quin. 08/04/20 09:29 AM
Natural Melodies?
by Fdemetrio. 08/04/20 09:27 AM
Piano (instrumental)
by Nigel Quin. 08/04/20 09:23 AM
::: FUNNY GROOVY SUMMERTIME :::
by Nigel Quin. 08/04/20 09:14 AM
BREATHING, GROWING
by Travis david. 08/04/20 08:06 AM
Runaway Train
by Marvin Adcock. 08/04/20 06:19 AM
Encore in the house of the Lord
by John W. Selleck. 08/04/20 04:09 AM
This is for collaboration
by Fdemetrio. 08/04/20 12:03 AM
The Knee
by John W. Selleck. 08/03/20 09:47 PM
60 Happy Years
by Brian Austin Whitney. 08/03/20 06:00 PM
I Been There
by Songbird52. 08/03/20 03:43 PM
Conversations In A Minor Key
by Gerry. 08/03/20 10:12 AM
Busy Finding me/ demo
by Gerry. 08/03/20 10:04 AM
DAY OF RECKONING
by Travis david. 08/02/20 05:30 PM
Woodsongs: Surviving The Pandemic
by Gary E. Andrews. 08/02/20 09:16 AM
Hi it's glyn (glen)
by glynda. 08/02/20 02:48 AM
Hi It's Glyn (glenda or glynda)
by glynda. 08/02/20 02:38 AM
SHOWCASE: LYRICS/SONGS/ESSAYS BY GARY E. ANDREWS
by Gary E. Andrews. 08/02/20 02:23 AM
limericks
by Gavin Sinclair. 08/01/20 06:50 PM
Hard World Waiting
by Songbird52. 08/01/20 05:31 PM
Isn't Love Grand Selleck/Kay Tango!
by John W. Selleck. 08/01/20 05:15 PM
Love her till they die
by ckiphen. 08/01/20 09:34 AM
Live like you're dead
by ckiphen. 07/31/20 05:14 PM
Been Awhile
by ckiphen. 07/31/20 10:47 AM
VIDEO is done...”Spread Your Wings & Fly”
by Steve Altonian. 07/31/20 09:32 AM
Top Posters(All Time)
Calvin 19,834
Travis david 11,920
Kevin Emmrich 10,663
Jean Bullock 10,330
Kaley Willow 10,240
Two Singers 9,649
Joice Marie 9,186
Mackie H. 8,845
glynda 8,679
Mike Dunbar 8,574
Tricia Baker 8,318
Colin Ward 7,909
couchgrouch 7,793
Dave Rice 7,757
Corey 7,357
Vicarn 6,618
Mark Kaufman 6,584
Wyman Lloyd 6,578
ben willis 6,107
Lynn Orloff 5,788
Louis 5,725
niteshift 5,683
Linda Sings 5,608
KimberlyinNC 5,210
Neil Cotton 4,909
Derek Hines 4,893
DonnaMarilyn 4,666
Blake Hill 4,528
Bob Cushing 4,376
Roy Cooper 4,241
Bill Osofsky 4,199
Tom Shea 4,179
Cindy Miller 4,178
TamsNumber4 4,104
nightengale 4,096
MFB III 3,926
Caroline 3,865
Kolstad 3,815
Dan Sullivan 3,710
beechnut79 3,580
E Swartz 3,515
Dottie 3,427
joewatt 3,411
Bill Cooper 3,279
John Hoffman 3,199
Skip Johnson 3,027
Pam Hurley 3,007
Terry G 3,005
PopTodd 2,890
Harriet Ames 2,870
Nigel Quin 2,846
MidniteBob 2,712
Nelson 2,603
Tom Tracy 2,558
Polly Hager 2,526
Jerry Jakala 2,524
Al Alvarez 2,499
Fdemetrio 2,461
Eric Thome 2,448
Hummingbird 2,401
Stan Loh 2,263
Sam Wilson 2,242
Judy Hollier 2,232
Wendy D 2,219
Erica Ellis 2,202
TrumanCoyote 2,096
Sunset Poet 2,031
Marty Helly 2,027
maccharles 1,988
DukeWill 1,988
floyd jane 1,985
Clint Anglin 1,904
cindyrella 1,888
David Wright 1,866
Clairejeanne 1,851
Cindy LaRosa 1,824
Ronald Boyt 1,675
Iggy 1,650
Noel Downs 1,620
Rick Heenan 1,608
Cal 1,574
Jack Swain 1,554
GocartMoz 1,552
Pete Larsen 1,537
Ann Tygart 1,529
Tom Breshers 1,487
Tom Franz 1,473
RogerS 1,471
Chuck Crowe 1,441
Ralph Blight 1,440
Rick Norton 1,429
Kenneth Cade 1,429
bholt 1,411
Letha Allen 1,408
in2piano 1,404
Stan Simons 1,402
mattbanx 1,384
Jen Shaner 1,373
Charlie Wong 1,347
KevinP 1,324
Vondelle 1,316
Deej56 1,314
Tom W. 1,313
Jan Petter 1,301
scottandrew 1,292
DakLander 1,265
PeteG 1,242
Ian Ferrin 1,230
Gerry 1,220
Glen King 1,214
IdeaGuy 1,209
lane1777 1,184
AaronAuthier 1,177
summeoyo 1,172
Diane Ewing 1,158
joro 1,082
BobbyJoe 1,075
S.DEE 1,040
yann 1,037
Tony A 1,016
IronKnee 1,009
argo 986
peaden 984
Wolvman 960
90 dB 943
9ne 930
Jak Kelly 912
krtinberg 890
Drifter 886
Petra 883
RJC 845
Brenda152 840
Nadia 829
Juan 797
TKO 784
Dayson 781
frahmes 781
teletwang 762
ant 747
Andy K 746
tbryson 737
Andy Kemp 734
Jackie444 731
3daveyO3 704
Dixie 701
Joy Boy 695
Knute 686
Lee Arten 678
Irwin 672
Katziis 652
Pat Hardy 641
Moosesong 640
R.T.MOORE 638
quality 637
CG King 622
douglas 621
Mel 614
NaomiSue 601
Shandy 589
Ria 587
TAMERA64 583
qbaum 570
nitepiano 566
JAPOV 563
pRISCILLA 556
Tink2 553
musica 539
deanbell 528
R&M 527
RobertK 527
BonzaiWag 523
Roderic 522
BB Wilbur 511
goodfolks 499
Zeek 487
Stu 486
Steve P. 481
KathyW 462
allenb 459
MaxG 458
Philjo 454
fanito 448
trush48 448
dmk 442
arealrush 437
DGR 436
avweek 435
Stephen D 433
Emmy 431
ckiphen 429
Rob L 426
marquez 422
kit 419
Softkrome 417
kyrksongs 415
RRon 408
Laura G. 407
VNORTH 407
Debra 407
eb 406
cuebald 399
EdPerrone 399
Dannyk1 395
Hobart 395
Davyboy49 393
Smile 389
GJShades 387
Ezt 384
tone 380
Marla 380
Cecilee 379
iggyiggy 378
coalminer 377
java 374
spidey 371
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
#1159415 - 12/08/19 11:25 AM "Over The River Tonight" Copyright 1979  
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 1,789
Gary E. Andrews Offline
Gary E. Andrews  Offline

Top 200 Poster

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 1,789
Portsmouth, Ohio, USA
Over The River Tonight 2:49 You can hear it at www.garyeandrews.com
1. Over The River Tonight
© January 11, 1979 by Gary E. Andrews
All Rights Reserved for the Globe

Chords
E O221OO
G#m X66444
Bm XO4432
A X77655

Gbm X44222
A XO222O
Am XO221O

(Verse I)
Put on a hat! Take off your coat!
Babe let's you and I rent a boat!
I'll row us, To the Kentucky si-hi-hide.
We'll wait for the sun to desert us!
We'll burn a bit but it won't hurt us!
We'll wait for the silver moon to ri-hise,
(Chorus Refrain)
Over The River Toni-hi-hi-i-i-i-ight.

(Verse II)
We'll build up the fire, Put on a log!
We'll take along your spaniel dog!
He will keep us company tonight!
If I'm a bit slow movin' in,
Won't you invite me with a grin?
Spread your blanket.
Show me where to li-hie,
Over The River Tonight.

(Bridge)
Beneath the trees, The stars, The hills,
Jumpin' fish and whip-poor-wills!
Have you ever seen the river, In moonli-ight?
I hope everything goes alright,
My boat floats and we don't fight.
I guess I'll let my conscience be my guide,
Over The River Toni-hi-hi--i--i--i-ight.

(Instrumental Bridge, about four bars)

I said, I hope everything goes alright.
My boat floats and we don't fight!
I guess I'll let my conscience be my guide,
Over The River Toni-hi-hi--i--i--i-ight!

(Verse 3)
You can wear my coat, Lay in my lap!
I suppose your momma would make a flap,
If she knew what you were gonna do to-ni-hi-a-hight!
We'll philosophize, sit and chat,
About what makes a ring around the moon like that!
We'll be talkin' 'til the first twili-hight,

(Coda)
Lettin' the time turn the page.
Lettin' the moon set the sta-age,
Over the river, Over The River Toni-hi-hi--i--i-a--i--i-i--i-i--i-ight.
Hi-hi-hi-i--i-i-a-i-i-i-ight (doop doop doop doo)
More Info...
"Over The River Tonight" Copyright January 11, 1979
All Rights Reserved For The Globe

If I had been in the music business in 1979 when I wrote this, this would have been the Song I would be known for. It's an uptempo love Song, and those are rare.

Songwriter Laura Wood called it "the perfect country song."

I carried a guitar in the car, even in the cold Ohio winter in those days, and sat in my car by the Ohio River. This Song came to me there in York Park, 'neath the majestic sycamores. Those old trees, Mother Nature's own, with lines only she could think of, textures, colors, shades of color. In winter they ice up in the winds coming off the river. May they live forever and a day. May I be smart enough to go and enjoy them.
This is one of the Songs you can hear on my website, one of only two I ad libbed for the fluke recording session I had that were in my first "Out of the Woodwork" copyright collection.

What were we talking about? Oh yeah. This is my 'Signature Song,' "Over The River Tonight."'

It could be the Song that takes YOU to the top of the market if you're the one to introduce it to the public. Contact me at: garyeandrews@yahoo.com Or through the Contact link on my website.

Last edited by Gary E. Andrews; 01/14/20 11:07 AM.

There will always be another song to be written. Someone will write it. Why not you? www.garyeandrews.com
#1159450 - 12/09/19 03:36 PM Re: "Over The River Tonight" Copyright 1979 [Re: Gary E. Andrews]  
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 3,580
beechnut79 Offline
Top 100 Poster
beechnut79  Offline
Top 100 Poster

Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 3,580
Villa Park IL
I would have to actually hear the melody in order to give an honest opinion. But I have a few signature lyrics of my own that hopefully one day will be on charts somewhere. But production of music is very expensive, and if you don't have, in Woody Guthrie's words, the do-re-mi to make it happen, you are pretty much SOL, or so it seems. Even as one who prefers to be blunt and say what's on my mind, I don't really see anything that I could critique either pro or con here.

While we're at it, I am wondering who Laura Wood is. Is she a part of this forum?

Last edited by beechnut79; 12/09/19 03:39 PM.
#1159510 - 12/10/19 05:55 PM Re: "Over The River Tonight" Copyright 1979 [Re: Gary E. Andrews]  
Joined: Sep 2019
Posts: 85
CTthomas Offline
Serious Contributor
CTthomas  Offline
Serious Contributor

Joined: Sep 2019
Posts: 85
I love the song Gary. The melody I sang it to was fast also. Very nice and workable. Could easily be a hit.

#1159521 - 12/11/19 08:31 AM Re: "Over The River Tonight" Copyright 1979 [Re: Gary E. Andrews]  
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 1,789
Gary E. Andrews Offline
Gary E. Andrews  Offline

Top 200 Poster

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 1,789
Portsmouth, Ohio, USA
Thanks for looking folks.
CTthomas, you can hear my version at www.garyeandrews.com
It might be interesting for you to see how differently two people can come up with a Melody for a Lyric.
In "The Making of Aja"DVD by Steely Dan they give several different guitarists' takes on lead work for a Song, and then the one they used in the final cut. I found it fascinating how different they were and how superior the final was.


There will always be another song to be written. Someone will write it. Why not you? www.garyeandrews.com

Support Just Plain Folks

We would like to keep the membership in Just Plain Folks FREE! Your donation helps support the many programs we offer including Road Trips and the Music Awards.


Newest Members
CWMusic, CBAY, mrpeepshow, Craig Allen, Styillz
21285 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Forums116
Topics120,598
Posts1,134,868
Members21,285
Average Posts Daily36
Most Online37,523
Jan 25th, 2020
Just Plain Quotes
"The standard by which I now measure the things in my life is the following: If I was on my death bed, or if I knew I had a short time to live, would this issue be important? If the answer is no.. I don't sweat it at all. If the answer is Yes, you better believe it goes to the front of the order of today's business!" -Brian Austin Whitney
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
Popular Topics(Views)
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0