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#384031 - 12/15/16 02:14 PM [User Showcase] The Night Gatlinburg Burned Down
tommyad Offline
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On November 28th 2016 Gatlinburg, Tennessee was ravaged by a wildfire that took 14 lives, left 191 injured, 2400 structures lost and burned over 17000 acres in the neighboring Great Smoky Mountains National Park. I have been going there for 50 years and was just there twice in October. The place we always stayed and the place we always ate at were both burned to the foundation. I have always considered the National Park to be my all time favorite place and I have been to a lot of great places. My thoughts and prayers are with all those that continue to struggle with this tragedy.


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The Night Gatlinburg Burned Down


fire and wind blowing on the ridgeline

Flames racing through the town

The devil was roaring down the mountainside

The night Gatlinburg burned down




and I cried and I cried till my tears had all run dry

memories in the ashes on the ground

Friends and families lost that’s the real cost

The night Gatlinburg burned down


It’s called the Smoky Mountains that’s a tragic irony

A wailing siren was the only sound

The ghostly signs of Christmas was all there was to see

The night Gatlinburg burned down


and I cried and I cried till my tears had all run dry

memories in the ashes on the ground

Friends and families lost that’s the real cost

The night Gatlinburg burned down


It ‘ll be years before we’re back where we belong

but we are the toughest folks around

When they look back they won't be wrong it’s why they call us Mountain Strong

The night Gatlinburg burned down


and I cried and I cried till my tears had all run dry

memories in the ashes on the ground

Friends and families lost that’s the real cost

The night Gatlinburg burned down

©2016 Thomas Adams

As Bob (90db) said in the comments. Prayers for Gatlnburg. Anyone wishing to contribute should go to this link.

http://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/local/tennessee/2016/12/01/gatlinburg-chamber-establishes-relief-fund/94733176/


Edited by tommyad (12/16/16 01:28 PM)

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#384060 - 12/15/16 04:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Night Gatlinburg Burned Down [Re: tommyad]
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Tom,

That`s a tough story to think about while listening to your song.
There`s a great feeling of conviction in your vocal which has a different quality on this song... reminds me of a fired up Waylon Jennings. The chorus is really catchy and backing just right.
Very good!

Robert

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#384084 - 12/15/16 07:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Night Gatlinburg Burned Down [Re: tommyad]
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Excellent write Tommy, except that the story-line is so unfortunate.

Regardless, you've put a masterpiece together. This is a great listen. Choice of instruments is superb.
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#384103 - 12/15/16 08:56 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Night Gatlinburg Burned Down [Re: tommyad]
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Excellent write and performance! The mix is great as are the vocals.
The feeling and emotion of the song seem to be perfect to me.


Kenny

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#384128 - 12/15/16 11:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Night Gatlinburg Burned Down [Re: tommyad]
PeterF Offline
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Loc: Sydney Australia
Tom
Interesting one to comment on - damn infectious - great melody, excellent vocal - sad topic.
Australians are all too familiar with bush fires, had our fair share & they can be horrendous.

Excellent song - has that timeless quality.
Thanks for the encouragement through the year.

Peter

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#384133 - 12/16/16 12:35 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Night Gatlinburg Burned Down [Re: tommyad]
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Tom,
What an awful story but this is a great tribute, from the heart.
Great choice of instruments, great mix and your voice is perfect!

You did good on this song, Tom, real good. The bar you have set is still WA-AY above me frown laugh

Hope you have a good Christmas

Alyn
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#384163 - 12/16/16 04:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Night Gatlinburg Burned Down [Re: tommyad]
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Following an old tradition of pouring your pain into a bluegrass tune, you've done an excellent job. But like so many of those old Bluegrass tunes, rooted in a true story.

This is such a classic tune and theme. Excellent job on what had to be a tough subject for you.

Charlie
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#384192 - 12/16/16 05:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Night Gatlinburg Burned Down [Re: tommyad]
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Tom,

I really like this! A lot of the bluegrass tracks don't reflect current trends in the genre... but you've assembled a song here that absolutely NAILS the Merlefest sound!

My only problem with this is learning that you frequently get this close to NC without letting me know so I can drive over to Tennessee and buy you a beer.

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#384196 - 12/16/16 06:07 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Night Gatlinburg Burned Down [Re: tommyad]
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Well done.

This is a perfect tribute. The genre was also perfect.

Story behind the news: Back in Jacksoneville NC, One of the bands I was in at the time had a drummer play with us for a few weeks or so. His name was Mark J. Through the years, we all kinda drifted apart and went down different paths in life. Facebook and one of the musicians from that town/era brought us all back together. As it turned out Mark had moved from eastern NC to the Tenn mountain town of Gatlinburg. He was still playing drums and messing with music. When the fires swept through the town and the hills around Gatlinburg, unfortunately, his house was among the hundreds of casualties, and he and his wife and family literally lost everything they owned.

Good song.
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#384197 - 12/16/16 06:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Night Gatlinburg Burned Down [Re: tommyad]
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Loc: Florida
Tommy,

Tragic subject - great song. Reminds me of some Don Reno at one of the Bluegrass festivals we used to frequent in California.

Prayers for Gatlinburg, and if people want to contribute:


http://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/local/tennessee/2016/12/01/gatlinburg-chamber-establishes-relief-fund/94733176/



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#384259 - 12/16/16 11:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Night Gatlinburg Burned Down [Re: tommyad]
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Tom,

Heartbreaking.

You have documented this loss in just the manner that it ought to be. The perfect genre. A truly excellent write - it sounds like a classic from first listen. The production, arrangement and mix could not be done better - as good as it gets.

Your vocals and harmonies on this are excellent - and one of the best vocal mixes ever on these forums - a true "part of the whole".

This is SO good. You should enter this in the Merlefest song contest - then one of the top recording bluegrass/newgrass/Americana groups needs to record it...

I just keep thinking "Wow!"

fj
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#384309 - 12/16/16 02:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Night Gatlinburg Burned Down [Re: VideoTrack]
tommyad Offline
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Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Tom,

That`s a tough story to think about while listening to your song.
There`s a great feeling of conviction in your vocal which has a different quality on this song... reminds me of a fired up Waylon Jennings. The chorus is really catchy and backing just right.
Very good!

Robert
Thanks Robert. Waylon was great at singing those bluesy lines. I appreciate you taking the time to listen and comment. Tom
Originally Posted By: VideoTrack
Excellent write Tommy, except that the story-line is so unfortunate.

Regardless, you've put a masterpiece together. This is a great listen. Choice of instruments is superb.

It was and is an unfortunate situation. However I am very fortunate that you continue to comment on my work. Thanks Trevor.

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#384325 - 12/16/16 03:55 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Night Gatlinburg Burned Down [Re: 44kfl]
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Originally Posted By: 44kfl
Excellent write and performance! The mix is great as are the vocals.
The feeling and emotion of the song seem to be perfect to me.


Kenny


Our thoughts exactly.
Very good work Tommy.
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#384331 - 12/16/16 04:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Night Gatlinburg Burned Down [Re: tommyad]
ROG Offline
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Registered: 12/12/11
Posts: 2468
Loc: York, England
Hi Tom.

Bluegrass was not at all what I was expecting after reading the lyrics, but I have to say that the whole production works SO well.

It's a classic country sound and somehow the tragedy bound up in the words isn't in any way diminished by the up-tempo backing.

Beautifully conceived and executed.

Thoughts are with all those who are personally involved.

ROG.

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#384349 - 12/16/16 04:26 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Night Gatlinburg Burned Down [Re: gibson]
Greg Johnson Offline
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Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 3725
Loc: Davis, CA
Originally Posted By: gibson
Tom,
What an awful story but this is a great tribute, from the heart.
Great choice of instruments, great mix and your voice is perfect!

You did good on this song, Tom, real good. The bar you have set is still WA-AY above me frown laugh

Hope you have a good Christmas

Alyn



I have to agree with Alyn, except the part that any bar is above him, although yours is very high! Really good stuff Tom!! Take care. Greg

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