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Every February for the past 5 years, I have been participating in February Album Writing Month at FAWM.org. This year I've gone a step further and here are my produced demos from FAWM 2017.

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released February 28, 2017

Production and all music, arrangements and instruments were by Sean McGaughey. Lyrics by Sean McGaughey, except: Small Talk- Lyrics by Jacki (visiblydistorted), Songs that Pay- Lyrics and melody by Jacki (visiblydistorted), All the Mistakes... Again- Lyrics by Arthur Rossi, The Road is So Long- Lyrics by The Pop Mythologist.

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Sean McGaughey Ontario

I am a folk singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and children's entertainer in Simcoe County Ontario. By day, I am a mild-mannered Elementary School teacher-librarian.

Since 2013, I have been participating the the February Album Writing Month Challenge at fawm.org to write 14 songs in February.

This year I challenged myself to up my musicianship and production values. This is the result.
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Track Name: All the Mistakes... again
I´d repeat all mistakes again
Lyrics (c)Arthur Rossi February 8, 2017
http://fawm.org/songs/68883/
Music (c) Sean McGaughey Feb 8, 2017
Intro
C Em F G

C C
People call me crazy… crazy…
Em Em
If for you, then they are right…
C C
yes, I am chasin`… chasin`…
F G
for castles in the sky to be by your side

C C
I write you poems… poems…
Em Em
I`ll save you when you`re in need,
C C
they say “we know him… know him,
F G
since that girl, he's gone to seed…”
C Em F G
…but I love you,
C Em F G
I just love you…

(Chorus)

F G Em Am
If I had a chance, if I had a choice, if I had a plan,
F G Em Am
I`d repeat all the mistakes with you again,
F G Em
I`d give you my heart, I`d give you my soul,
Am F
they`re already yours anyway and after all…
F G Em Am
If I had a chance, if I had a choice, if I had a plan,
G G

INSTRUMENTAL
C X2
EM X2
C X 2
F G

C C
They say you`re not worth it… worth it…
Em Em
but you've got me, I have your name…
C C
you know I carved it… carved it…
F G
in my soul and heart, in my mind and brain…
C Em F G
…yes, I love you,
C Em F G
oh, I love you…

F G Em Am
If I had a chance, if I had a choice, if I had a plan,
F G Em Am
I`d repeat all the mistakes with you again,
F G Em
I`d give you my heart, I`d give you my soul,
Am F
they`re already yours anyway and after all…
F G Em Am
If I had a chance, if I had a choice, if I had a plan,
F G Am G
I`d repeat all the mistakes with you again…
F G C
…over and over again…
Track Name: Walls
Walls
FAWM 2017 Sean McGaughey (number 1 and 14)
(c) Feb 1, 2017

Bm x 2 GMaj7 x2
You carefully gather every rock thrown
Bm x 2 GMaj7 x2
Constructing around your heart a fortress of stone
Bm x 2 GMaj7 x2
A refuge of safety a place all your own
Em Em7 F# F#7
But you've left no door, you're trapped, alone

Chorus
G A BmX2
Let your walls fall down
G A Bm F#
Watch as little pieces shatter all around
G A Bm Em
Your boundaries guard a oneman ghost town
G A F#x2
Let the walls down
Alt tag for end of Chorus
G A Bm Em (or A)
G A BmX2

Bm x 2 GMaj7 x2
There are walls built for fear, others made for spite
Bm x 2 GMaj7 x2
Those are black inside, to keep out the night
Bm x 2 GMaj7 x2
Someday all walls crack, it lets in the light
Em Em7 F# F#7
Glimmers of hope, joy and delight

Chorus
G A BmX2
Let your walls fall down
G A Bm F#
Watch as little pieces shatter all around
G A Bm Em
Your boundaries guard a oneman ghost town
G A F#x2
Let the walls down

Bridge
Bm A GX2 (or Em)
Spread dreams of hope
Bm A GX2
Light a candle for peace
Bm A G Em
Share a moment of joy
G A Bmx2
May the walled find release

Chorus
G A BmX2
Let your walls fall down
G A Bm F#
Watch as little pieces shatter all around
G A Bm Em
Your boundaries guard a oneman ghost town
G A F#x2 Final Chorus G A B B
Let the walls down

Comments
Track Name: Jam in Dm
Instrumental
Track Name: Elise
Elise

Sean McGaughey FAWM 2017 #7
Week 2 Challenge-- Classical From Beethoven: Fur Elise
3/4 110

Section A

E7 Am E7 Am

E7 Am E7 Am (Intro-- Noodle on organ

E7 Am E7 Am
She packed a suitcase and a kitten
E7 Am E7 Am
Into an old Chevrolet
C G Am E7
tattered jeans, hopes and dreams
E7 Am E7 Am
To seek a new life far away
E7 Am E7 Am (20 or 28)
It'd all stay the same if if she stayed

B
E7 Am F F
You gotta take a chance
Bb Bb E E7
Play the cards in your hand
Am C C C
Let the Chips fall where they may
E E7 Am Am
the odds may be in your favour one day

Section A

2
E7 Am E7 Am
You're easily lost in the city
E7 Am E7 Am
Nobody knows your name
C G Am E7
Alone in a crowd, you're crying aloud
E7 Am E7 Am
Nobody knows your name, NO
E7 Am E7 Am
Nobody knows your name,

Section C: (Instrumental)
E7
A A Dm Dm
Am Dm Am Dm
A A Dm Dm
Bb Bb Dm Am
E7 E7 Am Am
Am Am Am (24)

Section A

E7 Am E7 Am
Days become weeks then months and years
E7 Am E7 Am
Hopes fade, dreams disappear
C G Am E7
Still Alone in a crowd, she's crying aloud
E7 Am E7 Am
In sadness she prays for release.
E7 Am E7 Am (20)
Will anyone care for Elise?
(END) E7 AM

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Track Name: Small Talk
Small Talk
Lyrics by visiblydistorted music (c) Sean McGaughey
for FAWM 2017
Feb 10. 2017
Album: A Fine Line
Track: 021

Am x2
It's so weathery outside,
G x2
I had such a day today,
Am x2
I watched another episode,
G x2
And that game that sports team played,

C Em
Small talk,
F G
It gets on my nerves
C Em
Nothing to say, Nothing to add
F G
The same conversation
C Em
Over and over
F G
No need to think that thought you
F X 2 G
had.
Am X2
Around the water cooler,
G x2
Or on the bus ride South,
Am X2
And sometimes on the sidewalk,
G x2
People run their boring mouths,

Chorus
Am X2
Oh work is such a job,
G x2
I just got myself a thing,
Am X2
Did you hear about that person?
G x2
Or look at any funny memes?
Track Name: The Noodles Ascend
Instrumental
Track Name: Songs that Pay
Songs That Pay
lyrics by visiblydistorted music by visiblydistorted and Sean McGaughey
for FAWM 2017
Feb 3, 2017

1
A
Another night awake
F#m
Another tear stain
A
On my pillow case
F#m
A
Another boring dream
F#m
About him dancing with
A
Another pretty face
F#m

E
Another pen run dry
Bm
Another journal page
A F#m
An empty coffee cup

A D
One shady afternoon
A D
I'll be in a greasy spoon
A D
In a town that's Overrun
E E
with washed-up Cynics
A D
And on that merry day
A D
I'll be Singing
A D
Songs That Pay
A D
And I'll Finally let go
E E7
Of heartbreak's Gimmicks

2
A
Another old guitar
F#m
Another sticker for
A F#m
Another carry-on

A
Another bill to pay
F#m
Another cheap perfume
A F#m
And a loveless song

E
Another bath for one
Bm
Where I don't shave my legs
A F#m
Another hour stood-up

A D
One shady afternoon
A D
I'll be in a greasy spoon
A D
In a town that's Overrun
E E
with washed-up Cynics
A D
And on that merry day
A D
I'll be Singing
A D
Songs That Pay
A D
And I'll Finally let go
E E7
Of heartbreak's Gimmicks

3
A
Another Eleanor
F#m
Another lame excuse
A F#m
To book another gig

A
Another crowd impressed
F#m
Another dressing room
A F#m
Another wasted cig
E
Another hand to shake.
Bm
Another photo op.
A F#m
But there's no time for deep.

A D
One shady afternoon
A D
I'll be in a greasy spoon
A D
In a town that's Overrun
E E
with washed-up Cynics
A D
And on that merry day
A D
I'll be Singing
A D
Songs That Pay
A D
And I'll Finally let go
E E7
Of heartbreak's Gimmicks

A
Another winter's here
F#m
And I've seen every town
D E A F#m
I'm just another Creep.
A F#m (vamp to end)
Track Name: Bacon
Bacon
(c) Sean McGaughey February 18, 2017
Superskirmish 18e

C
Money cant't buy everything
C7
but it can buy bacon
F C
I guess that will do
C
I love to awaken to the
A7 A7
smell of fresh cooked bacon
D7 G7
How about you?

C
breakfast eggs and bacon
C7
For lunch a B L T,
F D7
bacon bits on caesar salad with the evening meal
C A7
Everything's better with bacon
D7 G C
Wouldn't you all agree?
Track Name: February Surf
Instrumental
Track Name: You Snooze You Lose
You Snooze, You Lose
(c) Sean McGaughey February 26 FAWM2017 #17, #ss26g,

F
I'm winding up my courage
Bb
Your patience has already wound down
C
A halting move in your direction
Bb C
I'm finally ready to come on
C ` Bb C
But You've already moved on

C F
You Snooze, you lose
F
Again
F Bb
She wanted a lover-- Not just friends.
C
A woman won't wait for months on end
C Bb- C
You Snooze, You Lose
F
Again

F
Came on too strong, Caught on too late
Bb
She may be willing, but I always hesitate
C
Days and months are too long to wait.
Bb C
I don't make my move till too late
Track Name: The Road is So Long
The Road is So Long, Lord
Lyrics by The Pop Mythologist
Music (c) Sean McGaughey February 22, 2017

A thousand miles
A hundred nights
I’ve been walking
North star in my sight
Wondering when
I’ll reach the end
Of this road
This long and lonely road

The road is so long, Lord
The road is so long
The night is so dark, Lord
The night is so dark
Please lead me home, Lord
One way or the other
Please lead me home

I tell myself
That I’ll soon be free
In the Promised Land
That you promised to me
But I’m so tired, Lord
That I only want
To come home to you
Y-e-e-e-s, to you

The road is so long, Lord
The road is so long
The ground is so cold, Lord
The ground is so cold
Please lead me home, Lord
One way or the other
Please lead me home

Last night I dreamt
Of a ladder so high
Ol’ Jacob’s Ladder
Leading up to the sky
I tried to climb it
You pulled it away
My heart was broken, Lord
Yes, so broken

The road is so long, Lord
The road is so long
My feet are so tired, Lord
My feet are so tired
Please lead me home, Lord
One way or the other
Please lead me home

If I lied down now
In this cold deep river
Would you let me in
into heaven forever
Or would you make my soul
Wander forever
On this road
This long and lonely road

The road is so long, Lord
The road is so long
When will I be free, Lord
When will I be free
Please lead me home, Lord
One way or the other
Please lead me home
Track Name: I Believe
I Believe
(c) Sean McGaughey Feb 19, 2017 Superskirmish 19E

baritone uke open G

I believe in God the Father
I believe in His only Son
I believe in the Holy Sprit
Somehow three, yet are One

I believe, I believe
Please Sweet Lord teach me how to believe (Repeat)

I believe even when I don't feel it.
I believe even though I can't see
I believe you help me believe in you
Cause I know you believe in me.

I believe there is a heaven
I believe in a brotherhood of man
I believe if we share our possessions
We can feed everyone in every land.