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Old 07-25-2021, 03:52 PM
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Default New Original song: Black Gold Blues

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I'm not a huge fan of the blues, but I figured I needed to write at least one. Why? Mainly because I play in a few "guitar pulls" or "pickin' circles" where people generally play covers and others play along with the song. I don't do covers, so only a few people are able to follow my originals and add anything. Figured I needed something where people could play along. If I encourage others to put in a solo between all the verses, I can turn this 2:30 second song into 5 minutes!

For the record, I'm a petroleum engineer. But I don't think you can write a blues song from the point of view of an engineer, so for this song, I am a roughneck. I do manage to poke fun at engineers a bit, though.

Bolded words are changed/new since I recorded this:


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"Black Gold Blues"
(David Pennybaker, 2021)

Born and raised in Oklahoma / Got here fast as I could
Been spittin’ Midland dust / Far longer than I should
Been trippin’ that ol’ drill pipe / Nearly half my life
My day starts real early / Long before daylight
People love low gas prices / I get the Black Gold Blues

Was doin’ pretty good / ‘Til the crash of ‘85
Started drivin’ taxis / Just to stay alive
Laid off in ‘93 / ’99 and ‘15
This rollercoaster life / Beats all I’ve ever seen
People love low gas prices / I get the Black Gold Blues

Drive an F-150 / Never owned a Cadillac
Why does everybody / Think roughnecks live like that?
Barely gettin’ by / Just tryin’ to exist
Ain’t no engineer / Or geoscientist
People love low gas prices / I get the Black Gold Blues

Seems my job depends / On the Middle East
What will I do when / They find everlasting peace?
Always holdin’ summits / ‘Tween sheiks and presidents
Interferin’ with my / Career development
People love low gas prices / I get the Black Gold Blues

Well, if that ain’t enough / They’re pushin’ ‘lectric cars
Tryin’ to kill an industry / That’s taken us so far
Want us to share rides / Self-drivin’ cars by Uber
Gotta save the planet / Well, ain’t that just super?
People love low gas prices / I get the Black Gold Blues
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Old 07-30-2021, 06:37 AM
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Ha! Awesome lyrics! I like the melody too! Keep it up.
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Old 08-01-2021, 08:31 PM
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Ha! Awesome lyrics! I like the melody too! Keep it up.
Thank you!
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Old 08-02-2021, 09:21 AM
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Nice job on this David! I enjoyed it!

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