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Basic Info
 
First Name:
Dennis
Last Name:
Goodwin
Age:
73
City:
Snellville
Country:
United States
About
I particularly enjoy writing historically based ballads, and have had an interest in the American West and the Civil War for years - writing numerous articles for Wild West, True West, and Old West magazines. I write lyrics with individuals who have their own home studio equipment or are part of a Bluegrass, Folk, or Western music group. Since this is my hobby (in addition to non-fiction short story writing) I don't pay for demo production. I simply enjoy knowing my little song stories are being heard.
Songwriting Info
 
I am a:
Lyricist
Looking for a:
Composer
Preferred collaboration style:
email
Genres:
Country, Folk
I'm strongest at:
lyrics
Instruments I write with:
no instrument
Sounds like:
Randy Kohrs, Dave Rowe, Jean Prescott, Rick Pickren, Aaron Ramsey
Influences:
various bluegrass bands, 60's & 70's folk music & various western singers
Songwriting is my:
hobby
Songwriting Achievements:
I have written lyrics which have been recorded by various Bluegrass, Folk, and Western music artists and groups. These include Randy Kohrs, The Dave Rowe Trio, Jean Prescott, Susan Nikas, Bill Barwick, Rick Pickren, Aaron Ramsey, Runaway Freight, & Marvin O’Dell. I have written or co-written the lyrics to three charted songs: "Handmade Nails and Homemade Love" (#4 on the Power Source Top 20 charts and the month's most played bluegrass song on Sirius XM radio) "Rockwell's Gold" (# 3 on the Bluegrass Unlimited charts) & “Devil of the Trail” (# 12 on Bluegrass Music Profiles Top 30).
Personal Songwriting Goals:
hearing more of my song-stories "come alive" in songs
Collaboration Goals:
niche/independent artist release
Lyrics

In a town called Rough and Ready They had wild and crazy ways, There were gold-mad forty-niners There were girls with wayward ways, Some had Bibles in their pockets, Some had gun-belts on display, But they fought and prayed together In those Rough and Read
Dennis Goodwin · 202 days ago

There were diamonds on the ground They were scattered all around, In eighteen-seventy-two, Two cousins from Kentucky Said they sure got lucky When they found that precious view.   Those Kentucky cousins Found diamonds by the dozens Back in eighteen seventy
Dennis Goodwin · 202 days ago

‘Twas back in eighteen sixty-one when Wilmer found the war Where only peaceful shocks of corn had stood the day before, That Civil War ignited on his old Manassas farm Then Wilmer packed his family up and moved away from harm.   So Wilmer left Manassas and
Dennis Goodwin · 202 days ago

On the blazing fields of battle Of our second world war, Some soldiers wielded weapons No one ever tried before, They used their native language Like a gun against the foe, Helping turn the tide of war With their code of Navajo.   Their code of Navajo Neve
Dennis Goodwin · 202 days ago

Your birthday fiddle filled the air In nineteen twenty-five, Your broadcast sent the signal out Country is alive, With iron wills and steel guitars They traveled to your door, From orange blossom country To the wide Pacific shore.   Your grand ole walls Se
Dennis Goodwin · 202 days ago

Back in nineteen seventy With music-making schemes, A group of friends put up a barn From broken boards and dreams, The word spread like a forest fire To every house and farm, There's bluegrass music cookin' in The Everetts' Music Barn.   Off Stonecypher R
Dennis Goodwin · 202 days ago

The word was out in Washington There's gonna to be a fight, So they headed out to watch it In the middle of the night, They came in gowns with parasols And suits with walking canes, To cheer their boys to vict'ry in The army's first campaign.   Those south
Dennis Goodwin · 202 days ago

In spring of eighteen forty-one, across our nation’s plains A party headed westward with a lot more nerve than brains, They’d heard of California with its wonders on display They knew everything about it, but they didn’t know the way.   It lay somewhere to
Dennis Goodwin · 202 days ago

I've always heard that time Heals the wounds of the heart, But the ticking of the clock Is just tearing me apart, When you packed up your love You left some memories behind, Since you've gone from my sight I've gone out of my mind.   Out of sight, out of m
Dennis Goodwin · 202 days ago

A hundred-fifty years have passed But stories still remain, When dreams were packed in handcarts And were pulled across the plains.   Their carts were not prepared in time, And spring had passed them by, They didn't start their journey 'Till the middle of
Dennis Goodwin · 202 days ago
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10.26.2020
Dennis Goodwin added new lyrics

In a town called Rough and Ready They had wild and crazy ways, There were gold-mad forty-niners There were girls with wayward ways, Some had Bibles in their pockets, Some had gun-belts on display, But they fought and prayed together In those Rough and Read
202 days ago
Dennis Goodwin added new lyrics

There were diamonds on the ground They were scattered all around, In eighteen-seventy-two, Two cousins from Kentucky Said they sure got lucky When they found that precious view.   Those Kentucky cousins Found diamonds by the dozens Back in eighteen seventy
202 days ago
Dennis Goodwin added new lyrics

‘Twas back in eighteen sixty-one when Wilmer found the war Where only peaceful shocks of corn had stood the day before, That Civil War ignited on his old Manassas farm Then Wilmer packed his family up and moved away from harm.   So Wilmer left Manassas and
202 days ago
Dennis Goodwin added new lyrics

On the blazing fields of battle Of our second world war, Some soldiers wielded weapons No one ever tried before, They used their native language Like a gun against the foe, Helping turn the tide of war With their code of Navajo.   Their code of Navajo Neve
202 days ago
Dennis Goodwin added new lyrics

Your birthday fiddle filled the air In nineteen twenty-five, Your broadcast sent the signal out Country is alive, With iron wills and steel guitars They traveled to your door, From orange blossom country To the wide Pacific shore.   Your grand ole walls Se
202 days ago
Dennis Goodwin added new lyrics

Back in nineteen seventy With music-making schemes, A group of friends put up a barn From broken boards and dreams, The word spread like a forest fire To every house and farm, There's bluegrass music cookin' in The Everetts' Music Barn.   Off Stonecypher R
202 days ago
Dennis Goodwin added new lyrics

The word was out in Washington There's gonna to be a fight, So they headed out to watch it In the middle of the night, They came in gowns with parasols And suits with walking canes, To cheer their boys to vict'ry in The army's first campaign.   Those south
202 days ago
Dennis Goodwin added new lyrics

In spring of eighteen forty-one, across our nation’s plains A party headed westward with a lot more nerve than brains, They’d heard of California with its wonders on display They knew everything about it, but they didn’t know the way.   It lay somewhere to
202 days ago
Dennis Goodwin added new lyrics

I've always heard that time Heals the wounds of the heart, But the ticking of the clock Is just tearing me apart, When you packed up your love You left some memories behind, Since you've gone from my sight I've gone out of my mind.   Out of sight, out of m
202 days ago · 1 comments1 comments
Dennis Goodwin added new lyrics

A hundred-fifty years have passed But stories still remain, When dreams were packed in handcarts And were pulled across the plains.   Their carts were not prepared in time, And spring had passed them by, They didn't start their journey 'Till the middle of
202 days ago