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A track from my solo CD...now released and in the world. Already I am making tens of dollars!

http://johnwhitehead.bandcamp.com/album/my-fathers-hat

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/johnwhitehead
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The Land of My Dreams

If I’d known you in some other country
At a time when our two hearts were free
Might I been then your one true companion?
For I see how you smile back at me

Oh alas but for now you’re betroth-ed
And another has taken your hand
So I’ll walk with you only in dreamin’
And I’ll pine for that faraway land

Break

And if only I’d met you in passin’
Still a maid with a wanderin air’
I’d have wrap’d you and showered you in kisses
And then asked for a lock of your hair

But we meet here on ground more familiar
With a tide pulling strong in from sea
And there’s many a mile of deep ocean
Between us and the land of my dreams

Break

Now the sun’s sinking low in the valley
And the shadows lay long on the ground
There’s a bird flyin’ over my shoulder
And it’s God only knows where he’s bound

So I’ll greet you and bid you good mornin’
When we meet and we pass on the street
But in my heart I will always be yearnin’
For the girl in the land of my dreams
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Uploaded: Apr 07, 2011 - 01:01:02 AM
Last Updated: Apr 07, 2011 - 01:01:02 AM Last Played: Jan 10, 2017 - 10:03:57 AM
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Comments
PeterB7858 said 2298 days ago (April 7th, 2011)
Great to see another JW post!
Great to see another post, John. And a typical gentle, warm, high-quality effort it is. Love the harmonies and the violin interludes. Your vocal work is some of the best on MJ (IMHO). I might chase down your CD. Take care, Peter.
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hackneybloke said 2298 days ago (April 7th, 2011)
faraway
great mix. signature JW folk tune expertly realised and performed. love the harmonies.
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alackbass said 2298 days ago (April 7th, 2011)
The Land of My Dreams
Pro! Pro! Pro! Beautiful! Downloaded!
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tempie said 2298 days ago (April 7th, 2011)
your phrasing
reminds me at times of john prine. a really nice little quiet tune, and i love your easy vocals.
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magnatone said 2298 days ago (April 7th, 2011)
Land of My Dreams
this is exquisite john - i didn't realize your CD was out - that's wonderful news, congratulations!
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neilh79 said 2298 days ago (April 7th, 2011)
The land of my dreams
Truly excellent. Very easy listening, the violin is beautiful, the vocals compliment each other so well. Love it!
Daugrin said 2298 days ago (April 7th, 2011)
Man size!
Thanks John, I been missing ya!

Daug
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papag said 2298 days ago (April 7th, 2011)
Elegant
So fine. Excellent performances by the players. Your mix is quite nice in this as is your instrumentation. Yes sirree...

Thank you for the download :)
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KCsGROOVE said 2298 days ago (April 7th, 2011)
wonderful!
great vocals and harmonies
Really good song!
Very much enjoyed!
KC
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dave_b said 2298 days ago (April 7th, 2011)
The Land of My Dreams
Laid back vocals and arrangement elegantly tell a story of unrequited love. Sweet harmonies, acoustic sounds great. The violin adds a special flavor. Congrats on the cd release!
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buckhorn said 2298 days ago (April 7th, 2011)
very
pleased to see a new offering from you, this cd deserves to at least break even. and considering popular taste thats high praise. enjoyed very much.
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Feter said 2297 days ago (April 8th, 2011)
The Land of My Dreams
A Master piece all what you do my friend ..a true musician by what all this word mean ..I hope I can get this CD soon ..thanks for gem my friend all the best !!
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yrp said 2297 days ago (April 8th, 2011)
Contratulations
for your release!
Good lick!
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yrp said 2297 days ago (April 8th, 2011)
luck,
I mean
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pablatone said 2297 days ago (April 8th, 2011)
nicely done
A very pretty song.So... who did the mastering and were you happy with the process? Come on, tell us some of the war stories that go with the making of this album!
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867-5309 said 2297 days ago (April 8th, 2011)
t.c.
another twin cities guy ?! - great job here -
give me your schedule !
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Vic Holman said 2297 days ago (April 8th, 2011)
The Land of My Dreams
wonderful piece. you are sounding very comfortable in delivery. nice!
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Philip18 said 2297 days ago (April 8th, 2011)
Land of My Dreams
A beautiful gentle tune in traditional style. Love the clean guitar and the warm voice.
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Doadars Uncle said 2295 days ago (April 10th, 2011)
Hey John
I have a hard time resisting this kind of sound. You've done superbly. Wonderful!
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Ed Hannifin said 2295 days ago (April 10th, 2011)
John, you're one of the ones 'round here...
...who seems to my ears to come from a songwriting place primarily... And your songs are well crafted, well rounded and partake of a sense of tradition...

This is very well written, well sung with a touching sort of reticence that works, and perfectly arranged and played...

Really nice.... Really, really nice...
jibes said 2294 days ago (April 11th, 2011)
Dreams
A simple but very effective production. Love it!
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sloparts said 2293 days ago (April 12th, 2011)
Simple, Clean, and wonderfully done, John
Love the story you tell here, and your vocals are pristine and ring out like a bell. The fiddle in the breaks is perfect for the song. This is top notch, John. You can be very proud of your work on this song my friend, it is beautiful and beautifully done.

Thanks for the D/L

Ed
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Elevator_Funk said 2292 days ago (April 13th, 2011)
...
There's a town north of where I live by about 20 min. called Molt, MT that's basically just a post office and a restaurant for the farmers and ranchers to stop off at. Every saturday morning they play bluegrass and folk roots music during breakfast until about noon. Every once and a while we go to listen, you would fit right in. Good tune as usual.
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JBurns said 2292 days ago (April 13th, 2011)
wonderful
This was a pleasant surprise. I can easily see why you have a solo cd out. This is just beautiful. I really enjoyed it.
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Moviz said 2292 days ago (April 13th, 2011)
beautiful
song and all round performance..... just so comforting..... lovely recording, regards M
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SISTERS said 2291 days ago (April 14th, 2011)
are you really $$$$???
your sincere sound is appreciated.
there's a sweet purity to the whole production.
wonderful! and i hope you ARE raking in the cash.
it's definitely pro-sounding - you know what you're doing.
anne
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Jerry_Quinn said 2289 days ago (April 16th, 2011)
The Land of My Dreams
That is a lovely song and a perfect production. Wonderful.
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sammydix said 2289 days ago (April 16th, 2011)
stark
sometimes i think no amount of production can beat simple voice and instrument--with a few nice touches. this proves my case. impressive songwriting and arrangement.
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grahame1956 said 2288 days ago (April 17th, 2011)
The Land of My Dreams
Really pleased I dropped in on this one. Pure folk - took me back to my roots singing Irish and Geordie songs with fellow seamen. Beautifully played and performed. Thanks for the d/l
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TobinMueller said 2262 days ago (May 13th, 2011)
Bittersweet truth
Fabulous sound. So true, so grounded, so intimate. Hand made by life. My goodness, what bittersweet reverie. I love this track.
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Name: John Whitehead
Location: Saint Paul MN United States
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I've been singing and playing since the age of fourteen when my brother Paul was working his way through the Beatle book and needed someone to play with. From Paul I learned to fingerpick, play barre chords, and to sing the melody while he sang harmo... [see more]

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