BALLAD OF HERMAN WALLACE
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Herman Wallace spent 41 years in solitary confinement in a United States prison after having been framed for a murder.  He died on 4th October 2013. I wrote this song shortly after. A shocking story of injustice in America.

THE HITCHHIKER
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SNAKES AND LADDERS
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See video of my song "The Hitchhiker" on Youtube:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reblN1-jKJw

“Tracks In A Landscape”.

 

  1. Bad Tempered Man

  2. The Hitchhiker

  3. Black Crow

  4. Song For Leonard

  5. Hear You One More Time

  6. Ridin’ In My SUV

  7. Falling To Pieces

  8. Brain Tumour Blues

  9. I’m Your Friend

  10. You Remind Me Of You

  11. Back Country Woman

  12. What Is The Meaning Of It All

  13. Cry If You Wanna

  14. Angelina

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I was shortlisted for the King Lear Music Prize 2020 for my song "An Old Pair Of Boots".  I was immensely pleased!

BIBLE STORIES
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SREBRENICA WILL YOU NEVER GO AWAY
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BANJO GIRL
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THE COPPER KNOB POLISHER
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   "In The Frame".

  

  1. Gravy Train

  2. Let The Music Come To You

  3. Piano Man

  4. Smoky Mountain Hillbilly Blues

  5. Spider In De Banana Tree

  6. Srebrenica Will You Never Go Away

  7. Ballad Of Jethro Jameson Brown

  8. The Copper Knob Polisher

  9. Bible Stories

  10. Baby Left Me Blues

  11. Keep On Keeping On

  12. The Sphygmomanometer Song

  13. A Moment Can Last Forever

BIG SKIES
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I was delighted to win the 2019 Song Competition at the Great North Folk Festival.

DANCING IN PARIS
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IN TOMBSTONE
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HEAR YOU ONE MORE TIME
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BAD TEMPERED MAN
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           “Snakes and Ladders” 

 

  1. Snakes And Ladders

  2. Big Skies

  3. Strings

  4. I Got The Wheels

  5. Ballad Of Herman Wallace

  6. Dancing In Paris

  7. Miracles

  8. A Poor Workhouse Boy

  9. In Aberdeen’s Harbour

  10. Ballad Of Jimmy Johnson

  11. Jim Maguire’s Farewell To Belfast

SONG FOR LEONARD
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CAMUSCOILLE FAREWELL
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BACK COUNTRY WOMAN
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JIM MAGUIRE'S FAREWELL TO BELFAST
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AN OLD PAIR OF BOOTS
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BEER AND GUNS
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                  “Reflections”

 

  1. A Farmhand From Melmerby

  2. Banjo Girl

  3. Everybody Got A Past

  4. Camuscoille Farewell

  5. Herbert White Reminisces

  6. An Old Pair Of Boots

  7. Don’t Leave Me Lonely

  8. In Tombstone

  9. Christmas Is Not Just Another Day

  10. Granpa’s Pancakes

  11. Some Things

DON'T LEAVE ME LONELY
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I've put a number of my songs on this page and if I've done it correctly they should play if you click the starter arrow.

There are plenty more on the websites

www.reverbnation.com

and

www.soundcloud.com

I hope you enjoy listening.

I'm building up some more songs for another CD but who knows if that will come to fruition!

YES....a new  CD released on June 25th 2020, see more details below!

Good wishes,

John

THE HUMAN RACE
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A LITTLE TOO MUCH
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THE DOCTOR OF DREAMS
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A POOR WORKHOUSE BOY
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A FARMHAND FROM MELMERBY
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EVERYBODY GOT A PAST
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LET THE MUSIC COME TO YOU
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GRAVY TRAIN
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A POSTCARD FROM WINDERMERE
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GRANPA'S PANCAKES
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A FINE EVENING
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"A Fine Evening": This song is about Meriwether Lewis of the famous Lewis & Clark Expedition, a 3 year and 8,000 mile crossing of N. America 1803-1806. He went to pieces on his return to the East, drank a lot of laudanum and whisky, and was on his way by horseback on the Natchez Trace, to Nashville and on to Washington, when he met his end in 1809 at Grinder's Stand, a log cabin in Tennessee. I hope you enjoy! Here is a link to it: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKm29fSAHZY

LADY OF THE LAKE
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YOU REMIND ME OF YOU
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LOCKDOWN
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June 25th 2020 and "Sounds Grate Studios" is proud to announce the release of a new CD, a collection of 19 songs, "That's Enough John!  The Lockdown Collection" available now from your nearest retailer, which is me: so if you want the actual CD in its nice packet I'll post it to you for £9 including P&P within UK, a bit more for overseas, or if you want me to send you the electronic soundfiles to your email I'll do that for £4 worldwide. You have to send me an email so I can tell you how to send me the money.

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COLD WIND A'BLOWIN'
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TROUBADOUR
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