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Madeline

Over dusty parlor velvet stares a memory Rockers creak and the knitting needles weave At the quiet house where Christmas never comes Like a lull-a-bye whose rhymes have all been sung Madeline’s Dad was a Shelbyville coal miner He worked all day to provide for his wife and child He used to pass out the […]

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Ghost of Summers Past

  The mourning dove woke me from a dream Of a younger summer She sang her song as my dreamland faded away And for the rest of the day I couldn’t shake this feeling Like I was watching myself walk away Chorus: Walking on the railroad tracks Walk across the trestle Walking on the railroad […]

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Down In Russell Square

Sitting Down in Russell Square Where the sun has come to brighten this June day And the flowers sway Purple, Red, and Yellow In gardens kept with care Down in Russell Square And those who were just passing through Find themselves upon the benches too As toddlers smile and stagger laughing In the soft and […]

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Your Destiny

by Jason Wilber You were walking it was one of those days when there was no one around Waves breaking and the seagulls seemed to be the only sounds Just how free can you be If this path was meant to lead To your destiny You were talking then to someone you met somewhere along […]

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CD & Guitar Lesson – Gift Bundles!

Music makes a great gift! If you’re looking for a unique gift for yourself or someone special on your list this year, here are some possibilities for you. Merry Christmas! -Jason SECRET WINDOW EP – $7 This is a special 5 song CD that I’ve only sold at shows until now. It’s not listed on […]

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Northern Lights Seen Over Lewisburg Tennessee

by Jason Wilber Summer vacation, North Ontario An old man telling stories To his young grandson CHORUS The Northern Lights might find a child And carry him away To the shining spiral arms of the milky way Aurora Borealis, Aurora Illinois That’s where my Dad lives Lied the lonely boy Go and tell your Dad […]

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The Man from T.U.B.A

From the #TBT archives: A WilberNews Special Report by Jason Wilber… I want to share with you a funny thing that happened to me when I was on tour with John Prine in Canada. Those of you who have known me a very long time might vaguely remember my high school garage band. We called […]

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Watching Picasso

by Jason Wilber The crowd crashed like waves over shots over pints While we sat struck dumb with surprise To quote my hero old Joe, a radiance did show But the din didn’t ever subside It was like watching Picasso, Monet, or Renoir Sketching out his world with a voice and guitar My God how […]

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Goin’ Fishin’

Telephone rang the other voice said brother This afternoon’s an afternoon man like no other He said they’re pulling twenty pounders out of the pond down yonder Not tonight not tomorrow we can’t wait any longer Chorus: We’re goin’ fishin’ Man we’re goin’ fishin’ It’s a fine time to wet your line We’re goin’ fishin’ […]

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In Search of a Song: Ramblin’ Jack Elliot (Part 2)

On the most recent episode of In Search of a Song we’re featuring Part 2 of my conversation with Ramblin’ Jack Elliot. A protege of Woody Guthrie, Jack is one of the true pioneers of American folk music. He inspired Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, and many more in the early 1960’s New York City folk music […]

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Come Summertime

Summertime, summertime Hang my clothes out on the line Tell all my friends that I’ll be fine Come summertime Summertime I start to dream Of shiny fish in a shady stream And a long cat nap in the quiet breeze Come summertime Summertime, summertime Hang my clothes out on the line Tell all my friends […]

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Pick Up Your Heart

Maybe we could be friends, Maybe we could still talk And if I had wings on my ass Maybe I wouldn’t need to walk It’s not to do with you I need some time alone I told her I’ve got some time you can have She said she had plenty of her own Pick up […]

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Indigo

Indigo I’ve been dreaming of you You must know I see traces everywhere I go Your shade has captivated me Drops of ink Like a kaleidoscope they slowly sink It’s clear imagination that you think Away in clouds of purple blue You can see into the ocean and the sky Just close your eyes Indigo […]

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In Search of a Song: Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, Part 1

On the most recent episode of In Search of a Song I had the great pleasure of talking with the incredible Ramblin’ Jack Elliot. A protege of Woody Guthrie, Jack is one of the true pioneers of folk music. He inspired the likes of Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, and many more in the early 1960’s […]

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Heaven

I see a long fence row and a house I know And a worn out path down a long dusty road I’m moving real slow, I don’t hear a sound Is it finally time to lay my body down I can smell the cooking a half a mile away I can see the yard where […]

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