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    Default Little help...Appalachian Trail music

    I've been trying to search WB for some good AT music, written by or about thru-hiking, but haven't found any...

    Any suggestions?

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    I'm partial to Takoma Tedd's Blue Notes between the White Blazes CD.

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    Sorry, but I don't know of any thru-hiking songs, let alone good ones. You'd think that with all that time on the trail, somebody has to have something come to mind, had the hook smooth out and the rough edges knocked off.

    I'll be watching this thread. Or maybe the music that best reflects thru-hiking is instrumental. Or, by the time the hike is done, silent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peaks View Post
    I'm partial to Takoma Tedd's Blue Notes between the White Blazes CD.
    Can a sample be accessed via the internet?

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    Default John Smith's Appalachian Rain

    Quote Originally Posted by pumatrack View Post
    I've been trying to search WB for some good AT music, written by or about thru-hiking, but haven't found any...

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    From his website: http://www.johnsmithmusic.com/AppalachainRain.mp3
    A bad day on the trail beats a good day most anywhere else.

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    How about Walkin Jim? here's a link to his website: http://www.walkinjim.com/
    his songs aren't all about the AT as he's a triple crowner + with 26,000 miles of experience over a long period. But i believe all his songs are about hiking or being out there in nature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brrrb Oregon View Post
    Can a sample be accessed via the internet?
    He did have a sample on his website, but I don't think it is still active.

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    Quote Originally Posted by briarpatch View Post
    I've enjoyed this song on Lion King's video and I'm happy to hear the whole version. Thank you for the link.
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    Let me second WalkinJim. Here are part of the Lyrics from his site of his Appalachian Trail Song:

    The Appalachian Trail
    Down at Springer Mountain I learned a thing or two,
    Just a greenhorn city boy, starting out brand new,
    I'd been feeling disconnected, kind of lost along the way,
    But the first step that I took, found me coming home that day.
    The Appalachian Trail was where it all began,
    That's where this boy first learned, to call himself a man,
    It was the wind that taught me how to spread my wings,
    It was the path, that led me on to other things.

    from "From The Appalachian Trail"

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    Why does this seem as if it could be sung to the tune of "The Battle of New Orleans" by Johnny Horton?
    Sometimes you can't hear them talk..Other times you can.
    The same old cliches.."Is that a woman or a man?"
    You always seem out-numbered..You don't dare make a stand.

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    you're right, it does seem to have that cadence. it'd be awfully weird if it was written to the same tune tho.
    "when the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." --HST
    Uncle Silly VA->VT '05, VT->ME '07, VA->GA ??

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