Green Side of the Sod

Green Side of the Sod

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Liner Notes: 

Our trip to Northern Saskatchewan last weekend seems to have rubbed off on me.
This is a rough phone recording I did just before the open mic started tonight.

Lyrics: 

Green Side of the Sod (c) Sean McGaughey July 29-Aug1, 2019
Intro
A Asus2 A A6

VERSE1
A Asus2 A A6
I watched the loons on the lake this morning
A Asus2 A A6
side by side they danced the dawn in
E Esus4 E Esus4
on a lake of glass painted orange gold
A Asus2 A A6

VERSE2
A Asus2 A A6
Above the shore, the trees were whispering
A Asus2 A A6
A cool breeze, the breath of God
E Esus4 E Esus4
It's another fine day on the green side of the sod
A Asus2 A A6

CHORUS
D Dsus4 D D2
We were never promised every day would bring
A Asus2 A A6
Sunshine and blue skies
D Dsus4 D D2
But every new dawn brings fresh hope
E Esus4 E7 E7
Awaken, open your eyes.

VERSE 3
A Asus2 A A6
Peace overcomes me on the wildest shores
A Asus2 A A6
Something within me is drawn by the water.
E Esus4 E Esus4
It's another fine day on the green side of the sod
A Asus2 A A6 CHORUS
D Dsus4 D D2
We were never promised each day would bring
A Asus2 A A6
Sunshine and blue skies
D Dsus4 D D2
But every new dawn brings fresh hope
E Esus4 E7 E7
Awaken, open your eyes.

BRIDGE
GX4
The waves keep the time for the waltz of the loons on the lake
D Dsus4 D D2

GX4
While the morning bird calls swell to a symphony
DX2 E E7
Calling everyone to awaken

VERSE 3
A Asus2 A A6
I recall the sounds of the loons each morning
A Asus2 A A6
Evaporating worries, bringing down my facade
E Esus4 E Esus4
Every day's a good day on the green side of the sod
A Asus2 A A6
Reminds me
OUTRO- TAG
E Esus4 E Esus4
Every day's a good day on the green side of the sod
A Asus2 A A6



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Comments

kahlo2013's picture

Aww.. love the sentiment and gorgeous images - my nirvana is the woods and lakes with loons. This is so perfect. Love the gratitude and peaceful joy you express. Wonderful delivery. And fantastic chorus and hook! Much better to be on this side of the sod. I’m on my way up to the upper peninsula of Michigan for a bit and this song is perfect to get me in the spirit.

billwhite51's picture

like an impressionist painting. every verse is so clear to the eye. green side of the sod is a picturesque title...the perfect set up for the images that follow....and it wasnt until the end that i realize its full meaning.

PhilKMills's picture

Nicely specific and visual.

Hopeful, yet somewhat pragmatic...well done.

aricate's picture

Love the visuals! I love the loons on the lake.