Mandolin Studies

by Willy Minnix

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This is a collection of songs mainly written for the mandolin, with a few written as mandolin duets.

This album is the first companion album to my book "Mandolin: Dead Man's Tuning." Available at amazon.com and createspace.com.

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released July 3, 2011

Willy Minnix - Mandolin, Piano, Bass, Keyboards, Drums, Guitar, Percussion, Vocals

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Willy Minnix Winston Salem, North Carolina

Willy Minnix has formed a unique perspective on life that has grown along with his chance to live all across America. His unique perspective on life is reflected in his works, and connects with people from all walks of life. Willy creates a unique blend of all of styles that has been labeled “Cornfield Blues.” Willy has released 7 albums, the most recent is Santa Didn't Get Me What I Wanted. ... more

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Track Name: Trevor's Green Eyes
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Track Name: Dana's Tune (Version 1)
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Track Name: Corbyn's Song
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Track Name: Black Jack Davey
Black Jack Davey come a‐ridin' on back
A whistlin' loud and merry
Made the woods around him ring
And he charmed the heart of a lady
Charmed the heart of a lady.

"How old are you, my pretty little miss
How old are you, my honey ?"
She answered to him with a lovin' smile
"I'll be fifteen come Sunday
Be fifteen come Sunday".

"Come and go with me, my pretty little miss
Come and go with me, my honey
Take you where the grass grows green
You never will want for money
You never will want for money.

"Pull on, pull on these long blue gloves
All made of Spanish leather
Get behind me on my horse
And we'll ride off together
We'll both go off together".

Well she pulled on those long blue gloves
Made of Spanish Leather
Got behind him on his horse
And they rode off together
They both rode off together.

At night the boss came home
Inquiring about his lady
The servant spoke before she thought
"She's been with Black Jack Davey
Rode off with Black Jack Davey".

"Well, saddle for me my coal‐black stud
He's speedier than the grave
I'll ride all day and I'll ride all night
And I'll overtake my lady
I'll bring back my lady".

Well, he rode all night through the bright moon light
Till he came to a river ragin'
And there he spied his darlin' bride
In the arms of Black Jack Davey
Wrapped up with Black Jack Davey.

"Pull off, pull off them long blue gloves
All made of the finest leather
Give to me your lily‐white hand
And we'll go home together
We'll both go home together".

Well, she pulled off them long blue gloves
All made of the finest leather
Gave to him her lily‐white hand
And said goodbye forever
Bid farewell forever.

"Would you forsake your house and home
Would you forsake your baby ?
Would you forsake your husband too
To go with Black Jack Davey
Ride off with Black Jack Davey ?".

"Well, I'll forsake my house and home
And I'll forsake my baby
I'll forsake my husband too
For the love of Black Jack Davey
Love my Black Jack Davey.

Last night I slept in a feather bed
Between my husband and baby
Tonight I lay on the river banks
In the arms of Black Jack Davey
Love my Black Jack Davey".
Track Name: Slide Right By
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Track Name: Mountain Goat
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Track Name: Aborted
Aborted

The ghost of the baby I aborted
Haunts me to this day
But I’m here to testify
That as long as I’m alive
My baby’s ghost will never go away

I met the man I thought I’d spend my life with
On a cold lonely November day
His smile and his kiss
Brought me long what I had missed
And drove those winter clouds away

I thought I’s gonna love him ‘til I died
I thought I was gonna be his bride
But our love began to fade
Like flowers on a grave
But in nine months there’d be no way to hide

The ghost of the baby I aborted
Haunts me to this day
But I’m here to testify
That as long as I’m alive
My baby’s ghost will never go away

The doctor told me that it wouldn’t hurt
Right before he stuck that needle up my skirt
But as my baby did depart
I felt that needle in my heart
The second pain was far worse than the first

The ghost of the baby I aborted
Haunts me to this day
But I’m here to testify
That as long as I’m alive
My baby’s ghost will never go away

I turned my back on such a blessing
Of a child I could hold right in my arms
I listened to that ancient lie
Oh God, the pain I feel inside
How could I bring my darling to such harm?

The ghost of the baby I aborted
Haunts me to this day
But I’m here to testify
That as long as I’m alive
My baby’s ghost will never go away
My baby’s ghost will never go away
Never go away
Never go away
Track Name: Dana's Tune (Reprise)
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Track Name: Dana's Tune (Version 2)
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Track Name: Trevor's Green Eyes (Version 2)
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Track Name: Trevor's Green Eyes (Fugue version)
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