Moon Through the Slash Pine Tree

Moon Through the Slash Pine Tree

Chip Withrow's picture



Liner Notes: 

Walking the dog the other morning well before dawn, I saw the harvest full moon through the branches of the old pine tree in our front yard. (A neighbor told me that many years ago our neighborhood was a slash pine forest.)
So I took a photo for Instagram (so 2018!) and wrote a 12-bar blues (so old-school!)


Ol’ slash pine tree standing guard
Talks to me, says don’t take life so hard

Gazing at the moon from under the slash pine tree
Makes me wonder what I be

Full moon shines and it lights my way
Through the the ol’ slash pine into one more day

Ol’ slash pine seen many a new day dawn
Since before I was here and after I’m gone

Gazing at the moon from under the slash pine
I just soak it in, don’t need to be a sign

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tcelliott's picture

I love the imagery. You've set the scene very well and makes me want to sit out under the night sky this evening and see what I can see. And I think the blues progression works very well here no doubt due to your tasteful picking and good singing.

kahlo2013's picture

Wonderfully slow contemplative blues feel that is perfect for the introspection of the lyric! The nature images are gorgeous and are a nice touchstone for stimulating thought. Beautiful song!