Marietta

Marietta

©2020 Mark Sadler / 5050songs Inc (ASCAP)
Release Date: Apr 17, 2020
Produced by Demo My Song®

Lyrics

I grew up on the east end of Marietta
A little gem on the banks of the Susquehanna
The River Rats go to Donegal
War Memorial’s where we played our ball
In December’s when they have the Candlelight Tour

I’ll never forget my naughty Marietta
The Fourth of July is our favorite holiday
Memories of the fireworks
The kids from Mount Joy they called us jerks and the river took a life every now and then

And as that freight train thunders along that tiny historic town,
I’ll never forget that day when my best friend Jericho drowned
I feel a great pain remembering how my good buddy had been found
That mournful whistle echoes my cries as that train rolls out of town
Deep in my soul oh how I’m longing for that sound

I always loved the nicknames in Marietta
They drink cold beer at the Boat Club on Saturdays
There’s Possum, Spud, Jake and Elmer
Doggie, Teet, Buzz and Boner
And Front Street floods to Shanks in the pouring rains

And as that freight train thunders along that tiny historic town,
I’ll never forget that day when my best friend Jericho drowned
I feel a great pain remembering how my good buddy had been found
That mournful whistle echoes my cries as that train rolls out of town
Deep in my soul oh how I’m longing for that sound

Chickies Rock is overlooking Marietta
On a clear day you can see to the MBA
Thirsty Thursdays at the club and playing Rounds
Cherry blossoms in spring adorn the town
And the Fruit Stand’s got your flowers on Mother’s day

And still that freight train thunders along that tiny historic town,
I’ll never forget that day when my best friend Jericho drowned
I feel a great pain remembering how my good buddy had been found
That mournful whistle echoes my cries as that train rolls out of town
Deep in my soul oh how I’m longing for that sound
Deep in my soul oh how I’m longing for that sound

Genre: Contemporary Country
Mood: reminiscing, beautiful, innocent
Instruments: guitars, drums, bass, fiddle, mandolin, male vocals

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5 Comments
  • Teddy Reeves
    Posted at 11:41h, 18 April Reply

    Love it! Great work Mark!

  • Sharon
    Posted at 21:03h, 18 April Reply

    You really captured it! Now it needs to be heard down on Front Street. 🎶❤

  • Don Pickle jr.
    Posted at 16:45h, 19 April Reply

    Great well done

  • Linda Lippiatt
    Posted at 03:17h, 20 April Reply

    Oh wow..just read the lyrics..cant wait to hear the music..kudos to you..you make yer mama proud, I’m sure.

  • Jane Burger
    Posted at 13:54h, 30 April Reply

    You touched my heart with this song my sweet boy. Love it!

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