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 Posted: Wed Oct 31st, 2018 09:37 am
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Version 2, with a title change as well.

Possum Ridge
Marty Ray Boone / Owen Hovenden

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Way back up in the hills up on possum ridge
Love traditional food, keep it all in the fridge
‘Coon fat and possum, cooked barbecue style
We dance all night, then we nap for a while

Chorus:
The festival goes on for days, in springtime of each year
Days of celebration, before the summer time comes near
With possum, grits, and Mountain Dew that the southerners all bring
The possum, the Dew, and the dancin’ and a few hot chicken wings

Your mouth will be watering for that delicacy
Of possum meat barbecued under the trees
Every year we do it , start a big old fire
It's Southern tradition, and our heartfelt desire

So if you come South up to possum ridge
C’mon join the party, and jump right in
Delicious food cooked in Southern style
Plan your next vacation and join us for a while

Chorus

We'll eat, sing and dance up on possum ridge
You can grab the leftovers stick ‘em in your fridge
No place on Earth ever could compare
When the clan gets together gonna find me there

Chorus

Way back in the hills up on possum ridge


copyright Wednesday, October 31st, 2018
One important point! When I speak of the clan, In no way do I mean the evil Klu Klux Klan! God forbid it! Amen
I love all the races and am not a racist!


:)

Last edited on Sat Nov 3rd, 2018 03:31 pm by Marty Ray Boone



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I like it Marty! You are on a roll.

Just a thought, but if you wanted you could change this a little so you left the food a bit of a mystery and then at the end do a reveal with something like:
"And if you're wondering what meat is on our dish there's a reason we call it Possum Ridge"
or something like that.

It might help to vary the ridge/fridge rhyme if possible. It's a good one, but by the third time it feels like you ran out of other ideas. There aren't many choices here: bridge, smidge, midge, so you might need to go for a near rhyme like ditch, twitch, stitch, hitch or similar.

You could probably tighten up the lines a little, so
Way back up on the hill down South on old possum ridge >
Way back in the hills up on possum ridge
though that depends on the rhythm and syllable count that you want. Best to make them consistent whichever you choose.

Good potential!

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Version #2 now available with music (link in the original post).

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Pure genius my good friend! Music is so prolific and beautiful! Love the guitar part. I think you have a very good singing voice as well. Works for me. Think the listeners will enjoy this! :Elvisface



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Nice work gents!



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Thank you man! Hoping many people will enjoy hearing this. The music is perfect. Dear Owen gets it all right every single time and on the first take!:cool:



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Some great lyrics! I love how it's a topic that's a bit 'out there' it makes the song stand out and be unique. I love the way the verses just flow.



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I really like it. Great music and lyrics. I must say, I've lived in the southern US all my life but I've never eaten possum. I do love a good bowl of grits though. lol

Great job guys.



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Cool song!:cool:



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sorry guys but too much of flow one way.

possum ridge, what where, place saying like

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Sorry Pat? Didn't understand that.

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Nice work gentlemen!



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Cool song! :Guitarman1:



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I like the topic - fun and interesting. I certainly can picture the scene; food, fun and high spirits!

Very nice.



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