Music in the Air

Music in the Air

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I've been coming to the Mariposa festival for over 1/2 my life. (I first volunteered in '92). This year the combination of music in the air and 5090 has revealed a bunch of lyrics. I imagine this as an old fashioned folk Hootenanny song.

Lyrics: 

Music in the Air
Sean McGaughey (c) July 7,2019 5090-2019#10
There's music in the air and I'm gonna sing
There's music in the air and I'm gonna sing
There's music in the air and I'm gonna sing
Gonna sing every chance I can.

There's rhythm all around and I'm gonna dance
There's rhythm all around and I'm gonna dance
There's rhythm all around and I'm gonna dance
Gonna dance like it's my last chance.

There's melody in the wind and I'm gonna write it down
There's melody in the wind and I'm gonna write it down
There's melody in the wind and I'm gonna write it down
Gonna write as long as the muse is around.

There are smiles everywhere and I'm gonna laugh.
There are smiles everywhere and I'm gonna laugh.
There are smiles everywhere and I'm gonna laugh.
Gonna laugh with all the friends that come past.



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Comments

coolparadiso's picture

thats got real potential mate. i reckon it will sing its backside off. Nice one

colgoo's picture

Love it! The repetition leaves room for different melodies/rhythms to shine. Also, this makes for a great song-a-long...

wobbie wobbit's picture

definitely hits the old time feel - i can picture the jerky sepia footage to go with it, with horses tied up outside a saloon. makes a good campfire song where everyone could add their own verse and everyone pile in on it. nice one

Kurtis Kanttila's picture

Nice old timey song, repetition of the lines works, good melodies and feel overall. Catchy ditty.

OdilonGreen's picture

Tremendous fun, and a terrific singalong or campfire song. Just a pure, upbeat good time. I'm not familiar with Mariposa, but if it inspired this, it must be swell!

tcelliott's picture

Sounds like an opening number in a stage act at a festival type of place with some circus like attractions. Just puts a smile on my face (cuz they're everywhere, right?)

cola's picture

This is so fun! The repetition works really well here. Makes me want to get up and dance!

Susan Cantey's picture

so happy, happy! Me gonna sing & dance too! Simple yet profound.

3tdoan's picture

So simple and yet so much fun. I can imagine this in several different ways - 50s rock, blues, folk.

Jibbidy34's picture

Hey Sean - what a happy, upbeat message! And the oom-pah brass adds that extra bit of lift, just in case the lyrics didn't get ya first, the music sure will! Thanks for the positive vibes Biggrin

Klaus's picture

Oh yes. This is like a happy blues song and gospel is not far away either with this music and those repeating lines structures. This old-time music is very catchy and fun. Energetic performance too. Nice touch that bass instrument, a tuba perhaps or a string bass maybe. Anyhow, a very enjoyable tune and lyrics.

AndyGetch's picture

yaya for the folk hootenanny treatment. Reminds me of Woody Guthrie. Can hear this building musically as the verses progress. I like this!

lowhum's picture

Haleluja, indeed! I like the slightly off-beat tuba? and the whole festive uplifting atmosphere. I'm glad the Irish brought the banjo to the new world so it could meet the gospel.

Chip Withrow's picture

Checking out the demos updated thread, found this delightful gem! (And "mariposa," by the way, is one of my favorite Spanish words.)
Your song fits so nicely into my personal canon of folk influences, from Rev Gary Davis to Pete Seeger to Kingston Trio to Han Williams.
I'm giving a second listen - the first was for the exuberant sing-along aspect, and now to appreciate the string sound. Great song!