Don’t Let Me Go and original song by Mark Pountney

This performance was recorded at home. Don’t let me go would be recorded some years later for the Live at Home album. I hope to do anther studio recording of this with drums and horns.

Two mics were used for this recording; a vintage Electrovoice EV666 and a Electrovoice PL10 both running through an ART Pro VLA II.
The guitar is a Guild GAD JF48 . 

A vintage Hofner Senator can be seen in the background. Recorded live in 2010. This is one of my original compositions influenced by Eddie Hinton and Otis

Lyrics

Hold on, baby to the good thing we got goin on
Lay your heart on line believe me I won’t do you no harm no
When you think of all those goodtimes we had you could lean on me when things got bad.
So don’t don’t don’t don’t let me go.

Come on baby you don’t have to go an say goodbye to a love that’s gone old
Please don’t let your lovin’ light  grow cold.
Many times have I walked that line. With trouble in heart and trouble in mind
So don’t don’t don’t don’t let me go.

There will be some blue skies after the rain, it would only make me sad to believe that I never see your light again

Come on baby you don’t have to go an say goodbye to a love that’s gone old
Please don’t let your love row cold.
Many times have I walked that line. With trouble in heart and trouble in mind
So don’t don’t don’t don’t let me go.

Lyrics by Mark Pountney copyright February 2009

She’s Got a Plan – Live at the Barfly Liverpool 5th june 2007

This performance of she’s got a plan at the Barfly was supporting Christian Kane, who was famous for being a character in the Angel TV series. Follwing my set he can on stage and said “Hey that guy can sure sing his ass off!”

I later recorded the song for the Live at Home album.

Live at Home Front cover
Live at Home Front cover

Lyrics:

I don’t know why the feelin’ still grows from the top of my head to the tips of my toes
But the girl I’m taking out tonight there’s something about her that don’t seem quite right.
I can’t seem to scratch the itch when I’m grooving to the music like a son of a bitch,
She’s looking like the devil and talking like a saint she say that she I but I know that she ain’t

And I think that she’s got a plan, I think that she’s got a plan, I think that she’s got a plan she’s gonna bring me down if she can.

Rumor has it that on route to Bombay she was questioned by a dude from the CIA. She crossed her heart and hoped to die she said she was with me now. I’m her alibi.
I asked he once but she punched my eyed why she’s got more gadgets than a double “O” spy, she took me upstairs and loved me half to death
Asking these questions isn’t good for my health

Time rolled on and it all worked out and she’s saved my life beyond the shadow of a doubt
She saved me from a couple of assassinations ain’t some consolation
Apparently I’m the spit of a guy who I wanted in the east and sentenced to die
Bounty hunters came from miles around each one trying to put me down

Copyright January 2005 words written by Mark Pountney

 

Maybe It’s Time (A Star Is Born) – Cover – Bradley Cooper – how to play

A cover version of Maybe It’s Time from the movie a Star is born, which stars Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper.  Lyrics and chords below..this is how I played it anyways, after listening to it a couple of times.

[Chorus 1]

G               C          G
Maybe it’s time to let the old ways die
C                                                             G
Maybe it’s time to let the old ways die
C
It takes a lot to change a man
G                     Em
Hell, it takes a lot to try
D                                             C             G
Maybe it’s time to let the old ways die

[Verse 1](chords same as chorus)

Nobody knows what waits for the dead
Nobody knows what waits for the dead
Some folks just believe in the things they’ve heard and things they read
Nobody knows what awaits for the dead

[Verse 2]
C                                                                           G
I’m glad I can’t go back to where I came from
C                                                                       G
I’m glad those days are gone, gone for good
C                                                            G                    Em
But If I could take spirits from my past and bring them here you
D
know I would

C
Know I would

[Verse 3] (chords same as chorus)

Nobody speaks to God these days
Nobody speaks to God these days
I’d like to think he’s lookin’ down and laughin’ at our ways
Nobody speaks to God these days

[Verse 4] (chords same as verse 2)
When I was a child they tried to fool me
Said the worldly man was lost and that a Hell was real
But I’ve seen Hell in Reno And this world’s one big old Catherine wheel Spinning still

[Chorus 2]

Maybe it’s time to let the old ways die
Maybe it’s time to let the old ways die
It takes a lot to change your plans
And a train to change your mind
Maybe it’s time to let the old ways die
[Outro]

Oh, maybe it’s time to let the old ways die