Born Upon A Mountaintop

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Just a fun little song that was actually inspired by the cover of my CD The Diver which depicts a mermaid playing the banjo... as every mermaid should.

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BORN UPON A MOUNTAINTOP
© Bob Wright


Daddy was a sailorman Mama had no knees
I don’t know how they did it but the end result was me
I was born upon a mountain top deep beneath the sea
I could see the sky and I wondered why
Nobody looked like me

I love to roam the canyons there
I love to swim the reefs
I love to talk to the amberjacks
when they swim next to me
My Daddy never got to see
the places I know best
but he taught me tunes
and beneath the moon
I try to do my best


BORN ON A MOUNTAIN TOP
deep beneath the sea
I love to hear the sailors singing along with me
BORN ON A MOUNTAIN TOP
deep beneath the sea
With nothing but a banjo that my Daddy made for me



I keep my banjo in a case he made to keep it dry
And I play it on the rocks at night when ships go passing by
I can play the Sailors Hornpipe till deep into the night
but the one that I like best of all is
THE KEEPER OF THE EDDYSTONE LIGHT


BORN ON A MOUNTAIN TOP
deep beneath the sea
I love to hear the sailors singing along with me
BORN ON A MOUNTAIN TOP
deep beneath the sea
With nothing but a banjo that my Daddy made for me

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from Harbortown Redocks, released May 16, 2020

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Bob Wright/ Harbortown New York, New York

He is a multi-instrumentalist, an award winning songwriter and Bob Wright songs are often mistaken for traditional songs because their immigrant roots run deep beneath the surface of America and back to the places they came from for nurturing and inspiration. They surface in a modern world, constructed with a modern sensibility and a comforting resonance with the past. ... more

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