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Song of the Mountain Man

Updated on November 24, 2013
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singing music
singing music
sounds travel far, over hill and dale.
sounds travel far, over hill and dale.

Sounds in the Mountains

Carrying above the mountain's tops,

and traveling on the Appalachian breeze,

a melodious tune played by the mountain man,

is to be sure for us all to please.

The hum and strum on his flat top guitar,

and the harmonica's mournful wail,

drums and whines in the music, just fine,

both then have a soulful story to tell.

A banjo soon joins on in, to plink and plunk,

in the good company, of a friend,

a chorus rattles off a country man's line,

while it hits the high C notes, all on time.

Mountain Man just grins, then so wide,

as he plays, his missing teeth, not to hide,

with a coordination to be envied by all,

and appreciated by both big and small.

Someone sounds so lonesome tonight,

seems an old friend and him, had a fight,

sorrowful tones travel down the mountain's trail,

by a moon light that's white, and so pale.

Trees casting shadows by a creek,

the musical notes there all play hide and seek.

songs of the hills and mountains there,

floats on a wind, with all its sounds so rare.

Mountain Men just sitting on the porch,

playing and singing songs, with no torch,

their melody to echo through a frosty night,

to rise and fall, then blend, far out of sight.

No one can play a song like the Mountain Man can,

for he sings his tunes, all so bold,,

his music still carries over those mountains there,

and all have soul in their story, told..

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    • SimpleGiftsofLove profile image


      6 years ago from Colorado

      Nice hub, been on one of those trips through areas north of Little Rock and sat on the porch and listened to some of these amazing musicians. Not like anything else I have heard, it was happy deep thoughtful music! Up and interesting, keep up the good work!

    • anndavis25 profile image


      6 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

      My husband's people are from Sevierville. We used to visit once a year. And the first stop we made on the way to papa's house was a roadside gazebo with the sounds of blue grass and mountain music. It set the tone for our trip. We felt like we were home. You expressed it well in your poem. Awesome.

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from United States

      I get my inspiration from my grandfather who's people all came from the mountains of North Carolina to settle down into Georgia later on. Most all of the family played musical instruments, particularly banjo and guitar musical pieces and of course accompanied by a very good harmonica player and fiddle musician. His songs are still a part of my wonderful memories of he and my grandmother singing songs of the mountain folks, and what a grand form of music it all was back then.


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