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Girl From Golden

from Next Time Around (2012) by Darryl Purpose

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A previously unrecorded original from the great American songwriter, Dave Carter.

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Girl From Golden - Dave Carter

it’s a hard road leads to spirit hollow
it’s the last best kiss of winter
this bitter breeze that blows
and even though he knows that she will never follow
it’s the changin of the year / that sets his mind to go

so he makes his way from aspen over natchez
and he sends his love a letter
but no answer ever comes
and so he listens for a whisper in the branches
and the rustlin of the needles / in the noonday sun

CHORUS:
and the light when it shines / through the proud dixie pines
paints her face in the flash and the shadow
and he stares down the wind / till he’s waltzin once again
with the gypsy Girl From Golden, Colorado

it was in the holy season of the harvest
that he found her in the meadow
overlooking boulder bridge
she was weavin lady slippers into garlands
singin “bringin in the sheaves” / along the chloe ridge

CHORUS:
now the light when it shines / through the proud dixie pines
paints her face in the flash and the shadow
and he stares down the wind / till he’s waltzin once again
with the gypsy Girl From Golden, Colorado

INSTRUMENTAL VERSE

the hinges on the northern gate need mendin
sheep have gone to pasture, but the grass has burned to brown
and still this cinder summer shows no sign of endin
the days turn like molasses / nothin makes a sound

CHORUS:
but the light when it shines / through the proud dixie pines
paints her face in the flash and the shadow
and he stares down the wind / till he’s waltzin once again
with the gypsy Girl From Golden, Colorado

credits

from Next Time Around (2012), released October 15, 2012
Dave Carter 1999 David Robert Carter (BMI), administered by Tracy Grammer Music

Bass - Glenn Fukunaga
Drums - Dony Wynn
Electric Guitar - Daran DeShazo
Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, Reed Organ - Billy Crockett
Cello - Dirje Smith
Harmony Vocal - Tracy Grammer

Produced by Billy Crockett
Engineered and Mixed by Bradley Prakope and Billy Crockett

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Darryl Purpose Portland, Oregon

Darryl went to Las Vegas at 19 and became a professional blackjack player, which he still calls the 'only real job I've ever had'. He is a member of the Blackjack Hall of Fame.
Since 1996, he has toured extensively and released 8 albums of original music.
Darryl's last two albums spent weeks at #1 on the RMR radio charts. Next Time Around and Still The Birds
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