Jim Moffatt "Live at Crystal Gardens"

by Jim Moffatt

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    This a live recording professionally done when I opened for Utah Bruce Phillips and Rosalie Sorrels. Bruce even goads me into an encore.
    There are laughs and tears as I share intimate stories and songs with a few hundred of my closest friends. Bonus items !!
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Blues Man 02:11
The Blues Man Honey I’m a blues man I was born a blues man’s son And I’ve been running from the music, But now that run-in’s done I’ve held those words within me and you know that it tore my soul But the music wouldn’t ever let me go Babe you know I love you and I’d hate to see you go But the music’s really got me got my heart and got my soul Well I ain’t got a living girl no I ain’t got a dime But the music’s got me more and more all the time (Inst Lick :-) Darling if you left me will I know what I would do Oh I’d sit myself right down write a song and dedicate it all to you Sit down and write a song and it would make you feel so blue What else you expect a blues man to do (Chorus) Inst (Chorus) (with these last 2 lines) Well the music would not ever let me go....Like the music girl I may never let you go.... Words and music © Jim Moffatt
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Free and On the Road Its 3ockock in the morning and I've got the bus stop blues. Trying to write a song but can't seem to find a tune. The drivers says it's time to go but I can't put down the song, so I take it with me on the bus and I write it on the road It started out as a melody so soft and sweet and fine but some how the rhythm of the bus has speeded up the time. I feel the wheels rumbling. The night is dark and cold. Just another lonely minstrel, free and on the road. The stranger up in front of me is asleep and kind of old. The lady sitting next to me gives a stare that is so cold. My hairs' unbrushed sense morning and my clothes have all been well worn. Just the price a minstrel pays to be free and on the road (Instrumental) I reach up for my guitar just to help put down the song. But the driver says "Boy put that thing away we're at your stop in town". And late at night I go home, to my bed and I'm all alone. Just another lonely minstrel free and on the road. Free and on the road. You see I'm free and on the road. © Jim Moffatt
The Wizard 03:43
The Wizard It was just after dark 50 years ago when the Wizard went for a walk. Down to the shore where the waves did roar, a spirit to conger up. He uttered some strange incantations, then stood as if waiting reply. His hands to the sky, his arms spread wide. A fire was in his eye. Then a spirit stood there beside him and demanded why do you call! The Wizard smiled and said “I'm lonely, me my power and that's all. You see it's been nigh on 10,000 years I've studied these thing I know and I've not know a warm touch just the occasional lost soul. And the spirit smiles said “Yes it's been a while sense you've been whole. And you summoned me asking for relief, a soothing for your soul. But you foolish man you had it in your had and you let it go And you come to me asking for release, freedom, freedom for your soul HA! (instrumental) Now 30 years has come and gone sense the Wizard went for his walk. Magics gone and died but the spirits they still mock... “OH you foolish man you had it in your had and you let it go. And you come to me asking for release, freedom, freedom for your soul © Jim Moffatt
The Logger 04:15


Jim was opening for Utah Phillips and Rosealee Sorelle. As the opening act he received an encore and standing ovation. Utah came out himself to bring Jim back on stage as he had already unplugged and left "because the opening act NOT is supposed to get an encore."


released January 23, 2015

Jim vocals and guitar.
Jake Galbreath on sound.
Utah Phillips MC


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Jim Moffatt Victoria, British Columbia

"Why do I do this?” In the simplest terms it’s "I write, therefore I am." Corny, sure, but I actually hear myself thinking in song. Everything from the mundane to the serious... in my minds "ear" I hear melody lines and music when I am pondering .
Does that make me nuts? Maybe. Some of the songs that play in my head I am driven to share, to experience them with others. I am a song writer.
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