The Day that Big Mon Died

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THE DAY THAT BIG MON DIED
© Bob Wright
G C
My radio was busted I hadn’t hear the news
D C G
I was stuck among the truckers with some forty miles to do
G C Am
Tony met me at the door as soon as I arrived
D C G
And told me in a quiet voice that Bill Monroe had died

(Chorus)
D C G
He left the world his music and he lived by his own rules
D C D
Now they play it all around the world, they’re teaching’ it in schools
G C Am
When we sat there with our banjos we could feel the songs inside
D C G
So we played through some bluegrass tunes the day that Big Mon died

It doesn’t matter what they were they came from deep within
We coulda played a thousand that had all come down from him
We’d play as fast as we could play and then we’d slow it down
Just the way that he would do when he came into town

(Chorus)

There are those who make a difference there are those who never do
Cause they haven’t taken chances or had faith in what they do
Or they haven’t got the talent or they haven’t got the drive
To rise above the rest of us and touch so many lives
(Chorus)
I’d like to think he listens in… from a mansion in the sky

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from The Diver, released January 1, 2008

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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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