"BIG RIVER, LITTLE STORIES" (2017)

by Simon Marks

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Written on the banks of the Murray River in regional Victoria. "Big River, Little Stories" is the latest release from Simon Marks.

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released March 3, 2017

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Simon Marks VIC, Australia

Simon Marks began his career with an invite to perform as part of the West Coast Blues & Roots Festival in 2009. The rest, as they say, is history....


“From folk to rock Simon Marks captivated the crowd his sincerity, passion and talent”

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Track Name: Wagon Wheel -
(Thanks to Tom Fisher & The Layabouts for introducing me to this song)

"Wagon Wheel"

Headed down south to the land of the pines
I'm thumbin' my way into North Caroline
Starin' up the road
And pray to God I see headlights
I made it down the coast in seventeen hours
Pickin' me a bouquet of dogwood flowers
And I'm a hopin' for Raleigh
I can see my baby tonight
[Chorus:]
So rock me mama like a wagon wheel
Rock me mama anyway you feel
Hey mama rock me
Rock me mama like the wind and the rain
Rock me mama like a south-bound train
Hey mama rock me
Runnin' from the cold up in New England
I was born to be a fiddler in an old-time string band
My baby plays the guitar
I pick a banjo now
Oh, the North country winters keep a gettin' me now
Lost my money playin' poker so I had to up and leave
But I ain't a turnin' back
To livin' that old life no more
[Chorus]
Walkin' due south out of Roanoke
I caught a trucker out of Philly
Had a nice long toke
But he's a headed west from the Cumberland Gap
To Johnson City, Tennessee
And I gotta get a move on before the sun
I hear my baby callin' my name
And I know that she's the only one
And if I die in Raleigh
At least I will die free
[Chorus]

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