Song Lyric Sunday ~ Seasick Steve

Ok, more discoveries for you and Helen’s Song Lyric Sunday:

The first time I heard of Seasick Steve was a few years ago when he dared to be the VIP on Top Gear’s reasonably priced car. Jeremy Clarkson apparently was a fan already and I just thought “interesting”.

In the first hours of 2017, I stumbled upon him again and again on Jools Hollands “Hootenanny”. There Seasick Steve was with a song (can’t remember which ~ sorry the black dog plays with my mind 😉 ) and a funnily dressed lady doing tap dancing.

A rather strange mixture in my opinion but it made me listen and I liked what I heard. So I thought I bring him to you via Helen’s “Song Lyric Sunday”

Video credit: Cardinal Sessions via YouTube

Lyrics thanks to A-Z Lyrics

“Gentle On My Mind”

It’s knowin’ that your door is always open
And your path’s free to walk
That makes me tend to leave my sleepin’ bag
Rolled up and stashed behind your couch

It’s knowin’ I’m not shackled by forgotten words or bonds
Some ink stains that have dried upon some lines
That keeps you on the backroads, by the rivers of my memories
Keeps you ever gentle on my mind

It’s not clingin’ to the rocks and ivy
Planted on the columns now that binds me
Or somethin’ that somebody said
‘Cause I thought we fit together walkin’

It’s knowin’ that your world will not be cursin’ or forgivin’
When I walk along some railroad track and find
It’s you wavin’ from the backroads by the rivers of my memory
Ever smilin’, ever gentle on my mind

Although the wheat fields and the clotheslines
And the junkyards and the highways come between us
Some other woman cryin’ to her mother
‘Cause she turned and I was gone

I still run in silence, tears of joy might stain my face
And the summer sun might burn me till I’m blind
But not to where I cannot see you walkin’ on the backroads
By the rivers flowin’ gentle on my mind

I’d dip my cup of soup back from them gurglin’
Cracklin’ cauldron in some trainyard
An’ my beard roughenin’ coal pile
Dirty hat pulled low cross my face

Through cupped hands and a round tin can
I pretend to hold you to my breast and find
That you’re wavin’ from the backroads, by the rivers of my memory
Ever smilin’, ever gentle on my mind

That you’re wavin’ from the backroads, by the rivers of my memory
Ever smilin’ ever gentle on my mind
That you’re wavin’ from the backroads, by the rivers of my memory
For hours you’re just gentle on my mind

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This post takes part in Helen’s wonderful “Song Lyric Sunday”. I am a bit naughty and do not follow her prompts but I hope you like my contribution anyway. Here you can find her latest “Song Lyric Sunday” posts and other bloggers songs.

Here are Helen’s suggestions for taking part in Song Lyric Sunday:

Please feel free to join Song Lyric Sunday with one of your own.  We love sharing music!

Here are the “rules”:

  1. Post the lyrics to a favorite song or a new song you want to share
  2. I’ve started including who wrote the song. (I think it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due)
  3. Make sure you also credit the singer/band and provide a link to where you found the lyrics
  4. Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song
  5. Ping back to this post or my own Song Lyric Sunday post
  6. Read at least one other person’s blog so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process
  7. Check out the new badge for Song Lyric Sunday!  Feel free to start using it in your posts or add it to your site to show you are participating.

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8 Thoughts to “Song Lyric Sunday ~ Seasick Steve”

  1. Nice! Thanks for sharing this song! 🙂

  2. Glen Campbell is best-known for this, but this is a very nice version!

    1. Ah, I am always surprised how many versions a song has. I thought it’s his. Thanks for the information!

  3. What a beautiful song! I love music that’s just poetry and a guitar. It could also very easily fit the theme for this week. 🙂

    Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along, Bee! Hugs to you! <3

    1. Sorry, I didn’t even check the theme as I wasn’t online much this weekend. Will check it out in a minute.

      1. Oh no worries at all. This is all about sharing music. 😉

  4. Das gefällt mir sehr gut, Bee.
    Alles Liebe,
    Michael

    1. Danke fuer’s Vorbeischauen.

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