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#1142682 - 07/09/18 07:53 PM Five Hundred Miles [Cover]  
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while working on originals I have decided to start recording covers of songs from my past. Hope you enjoy.

Douglas

https://www.soundclick.com/html5/v4/player.cfm?songID=13751528

Five Hundred Miles
[Hedy West]

If you missed the train I'm on
You will know that I am gone
You can hear the whistle blow a hundred miles

A hundred miles, a hundred miles,
A hundred miles, a hundred miles
You can hear the whistle blow a hundred miles

Lord, I'm one, Lord, I'm two,
Lord, I'm three, Lord, I'm four
Lord, I'm five hundred miles away from home

Away from home, away from home,
Away from home, away from home
Lord, I'm five hundred miles away from home

Not a shirt on my back
Not a penny to my name
Lord, I can't go back home this ole way

This ole way, this ole way,
This ole way, this ole way,
Lord, I can't go back home this ole way

If you…

Copyright 1961 Atzal Music, Inc.


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#1142683 - 07/09/18 09:11 PM Re: Five Hundred Miles [Cover] [Re: Douglas Murphy]  
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Sounds good, Douglas. You might turn the banjo down just a bit - it gets a little loud in a few spots...

#1142686 - 07/09/18 11:15 PM Re: Five Hundred Miles [Cover] [Re: Douglas Murphy]  
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An enjoyable cover of this old Bobby Bare hit Doug.
I have an Elvis home recording of the song as well.
John

Last edited by Travis david; 07/09/18 11:31 PM.

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#1142692 - 07/10/18 03:32 AM Re: Five Hundred Miles [Cover] [Re: Douglas Murphy]  
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Hello Doug,


A real nice job.
Hope you're doing well.


Calvin


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#1142723 - 07/10/18 06:33 PM Re: Five Hundred Miles [Cover] [Re: floyd jane]  
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Thank you Floyd I will check that out. Thanks for stopping by.

Douglas


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#1142724 - 07/10/18 06:34 PM Re: Five Hundred Miles [Cover] [Re: Travis david]  
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Hi John. Thanks for the listen.

Douglas


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#1142725 - 07/10/18 06:35 PM Re: Five Hundred Miles [Cover] [Re: Calvin]  
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Hi Calvin. I am doing well thanks for asking. Happy you dropped in.

Douglas


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#1142739 - 07/11/18 08:25 AM Re: Five Hundred Miles [Cover] [Re: Douglas Murphy]  
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Douglas, I haven't heard this one in decades...first song I taught myself when I started playing the guitar back...well, a loooong time ago! smile Thanks for the memories.

Ricki

#1142742 - 07/11/18 08:34 AM Re: Five Hundred Miles [Cover] [Re: Douglas Murphy]  
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Thanks for the memories, Doug:

Floyd's advice is spot on. Enjoyed your performance. ----Dave

#1142760 - 07/11/18 05:23 PM Re: Five Hundred Miles [Cover] [Re: Ricki E. Bellos]  
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Your welcome Ricki. One of my first songs as well.

Douglas


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#1142761 - 07/11/18 05:24 PM Re: Five Hundred Miles [Cover] [Re: Dave Rice]  
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Thank you Dave.

Douglas


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#1142794 - 07/12/18 04:19 PM Re: Five Hundred Miles [Cover] [Re: Douglas Murphy]  
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Down memory lane again. I started college during the folk boom and heard many a version of this.

Thanks, again, for the journey back....

J&B


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#1142845 - 07/14/18 09:36 AM Re: Five Hundred Miles [Cover] [Re: Douglas Murphy]  
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Hello J&B Thank you for dropping by. smile

Douglas


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#1142856 - 07/14/18 11:46 AM Re: Five Hundred Miles [Cover] [Re: Douglas Murphy]  
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Douglas

That was an interesting new take on an old favorite - and the banjo line certainly provides the framework - it held my attention throughout. And nice work on the harmonies.

#1142858 - 07/14/18 01:13 PM Re: Five Hundred Miles [Cover] [Re: Douglas Murphy]  
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Thank you Mike. Comments are always appreciated.

Douglas


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#1142861 - 07/14/18 04:30 PM Re: Five Hundred Miles [Cover] [Re: Douglas Murphy]  
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I loved the Peter and Gordon version of that song as a kid. Wouldn't call it country though. Seems purely folk to me.
Thanks for posting. Brought back some nice memories.

Martin

#1142882 - 07/15/18 04:05 PM Re: Five Hundred Miles [Cover] [Re: Douglas Murphy]  
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you are welcome Martin and thank you for stopping by.

Douglas


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#1142885 - 07/15/18 11:20 PM Re: Five Hundred Miles [Cover] [Re: Douglas Murphy]  
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Douglas

I used to listen to a lot of FOLK tunes--Thanks for taking us back!

Mackie

#1142903 - 07/16/18 06:39 PM Re: Five Hundred Miles [Cover] [Re: Mackie H.]  
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Thank you Mackie for stopping by. smile

Douglas


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#1142908 - 07/16/18 09:48 PM Re: Five Hundred Miles [Cover] [Re: Douglas Murphy]  
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That was very pleasant! And a trip down memory lane too.
I nearly didn't check it out, as I don't always listen to the covers, but I'm glad I did this time smile

#1142995 - 07/19/18 06:17 PM Re: Five Hundred Miles [Cover] [Re: Douglas Murphy]  
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Thank you RDM for taking the time to listen. Glad you did also. smile

Douglas


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