In the Shadow of a Small Mountain

by Sally Barker & Vicki Genfan

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Album - 'In The Shadow of a Small Mountain' (released 18 September 2017)
This album and tour was brought to life by the friendship between singer-songwriters Sally Barker (UK) (www.sallybarker.co.uk), and Vicki Genfan (USA) (www.vickigenfan.com) that spans the mighty Atlantic Ocean. 15 years into their friendship, these troubadours and roving minstrels have prepared a special collection of newly penned original songs. The project germinated over five days in the sweltering heat of a North Carolina Summer in a cabin in the shadow of Pilot Mountain at the foot of the Appalachians, was tended to during Autumn transatlantic song-writing sessions via Skype and successfully bloomed in a New Jersey in January as the snow drifts settled, knee deep, at the recording studio door. The resultant record 'In The Shadow of a Small Mountain' (released 18 September 2017) is a product of the modern age yet tells stories from both sides of the Atlantic with flavours of the American south infusing tales of a very British sort. Both sing and play acoustic guitar while Vicki also plays electric guitars, manditar, banjo-tar, bass & percussion. The only guest appearances are John Mettam playing drums on ‘SOMETHING BLUE’, Finn Magill (low whistle and vocals) and (from Malawi, Africa) Peter Mawanga (nsansi & chisekese & vocals) on the song 'MALAYA' (recorded by a mobile recording studio in a car park at Swannanoa Gathering at midnight!).

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released September 18, 2017

Sally Barker - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Vicki Genfan - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Banjo-tar, Mando-tar, 12 St, short scale guitar, Bass, Percussion, Resonator Guitar
John Mettam - Drums on 'Something Blue'
Peter Mawanga - Vocals, Nsansi & Chisekese on 'Malaya'
Andrew Finn Magill - Vocals & low whistle on 'Malaya'
Engineered & Mixed - Tay Hoyle at Fairview Studios, NJ
Additional engineering - Paul Zinman
Mastered by Nick Watson at Fluid Mastering
All Songs written by Sally & Vicki except:
Heart Needs a Home: Written by Sally Barker
Feels Like Flying & Little Red Box: Written by Sally Barker, Vicki Genfan and Debbie Cassell

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Barker & Genfan England, UK

With heart warming tales and musical virtuosity, Trans-Atlantic duo, Sally Barker (Voice UK 2014 finalist) and Vicki Genfan (Winner of US ‘Guitar Superstar’ 2008) tour the UK sharing their songs that “overflow with presence and meaning” from debut CD, In The Shadow of a Small Mountain.
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Track Name: Hope, Songs & Dreams
HOPE, SONGS & DREAMS
VS 1: SONG UPON THE AIR LOVE & DESPAIR UNFURLED BY RHYME WORDS JUST BARELY HEARD THAT CHANGED A WORLD UNVEILED IN TIME TIME LETS US DREAM IT HELPS US LEAVE THIS WORLD BEHIND
VS 2: DREAMS LEFT UNDONE THE SONGS UNSUNG LIKE SEEDS UN-SOWN VOICE THAT LEFT TOO SOON CAUGHT IN THE SWOON OF A LOVE YOUR OWN HOW HOW COULD YOU KNOW THE WAYS YOUR LIGHT WOULD SHINE?****************************
VS 3 SAND AND FADED SKY THAT DON’T FORGIVE LIKE OCEAN TIDES GIFTS YOU LEFT TO US THE CRACKS OF LIGHT TO SEE OURSELVES RAIN STILL BRINGING LIFE TO ALL THE SEEDS YOU LEFT TO GROW***********
VS 4 SCARS COVER WOUNDS BROKEN PARTS WE NEVER KNEW LOVE A HEART THAT'S TRUE WILL NEVER DIE PAST WINTER'S DUE
BRIGHT YOU BROUGHT THE LIGHT YOU LEFT US HOPE, SONGS AND DREAMS
Track Name: Holding On
2 HOLDING ON (Can't Let You Go) (written by Sally Barker & Vicki Genfan)
CHORUS:
HOLDING ON, HOLDING ON CAN'T LET YOU GO CAN'T LET YOU GO HOLDING ON, HOLDING ON CAN'T LET YOU GO CAN'T LET YOU GO
VS 1: THE LIGHT IS FADING AROUND ME NOW THE SUN IS SINKING BEHIND THE CLOUD TIME HAS COME FOR LIFE TO CHANGE BOY BECOME A MAN, THINGS RE-ARRANGE
CH: HOLDING ON, CAN'T LET YOU GO HOLDING ON CAN'T LET YOU GO
VS 2: MY LIFE IS TAKING ANOTHER TURN THERE IS MUCH I HAVE YET TO LEARN THE MOON IS COMING INTO VIEW & IT BATHES ME WITH ITS GLOW ANEW
CH: HOLDING ON, CAN'T LET YOU GO HOLDING ON CAN'T LET YOU GO HOLDING ON ! HOLDING ON ! HOLDING ON, CAN'T LET YOU GO HOLDING ON CAN'T LET YOU GO HOLDING ON, CAN'T LET YOU GO HOLDING ON CAN'T LET YOU GO HOLDING ON, CAN'T LET YOU GO HOLDING ON CAN'T LET YOU GO HOLDING ON, CAN'T LET YOU GO HOLDING ON CAN'T LET YOU GO
Track Name: Feels Like Flying
FEELS LIKE FLYING (written by Sally Barker/Vicki Genfan/Debbie Cassell)vs

VS 1: FRIDAY NIGHT & I'M FADING FEEL THE DARKNESS DESCENDING SOON OUR HEARTS WILL BE MENDING CATCH A RHYTHM & FOLLOW IT THROUGH ...

VS 2: WE'RE APART BUT NOT BREAKING HEAR YOUR VOICE & I'M ACHING NEED YOUR LOVE & I'M SHAKING CATCH A RHYTHM, PULL ME CLOSER TO YOU ...

CHORUS: FEELS LIKE FLYING LIGHTS ARE SHINING STILL WE'RE RISING ...

VS 3: FRIDAY NIGHT IT'S A SOUL THING PLAY IT OUT ON MY HEARTSTRINGS CALL ME UP, I'LL BE WAITING CATCH A RHYTHM, PULL ME CLOSER TO U ...

CHORUS

MIDDLE 8: OOOH ! WANTING YOU HERE MMMM ... WE CAN REACH ABOVE THE CLOUDS & TOUCH THE SKY !!! CATCH A RHYTHM & FOLLOW IT THROUGH ...

CHORUS x 2 outro
Track Name: Little Red Box
THE LITTLE RED BOX (written by Sally Barker/Vicki Genfan/Debbie Cassell)
VS 1: THE TUMBLE-DOWN PHONE BOOTH IS ALL BY ITSELF ON THE GREEN KILLED BY THE MOBILE THEN RAVAGED BY VANDALS AND RAIN WHEN I THINK OF THE HOURS THAT I DREAMED DRAWING HEARTS AND OUR NAMES IN THE STEAM IN THE LITTLE RED BOX

VS 2: 10 PENCE FOR 'HELLO', A 20 FOR 'HOW WAS YOUR DAY' FOR 50 'I LOVE YOU' AND 'WHEN WILL I SEE YOU AGAIN' THEN THE PIPS SAID WE'D RUN OUR OF TIME THEY DROWNED OUT THE END OF THE LINE IN THE LITTLE RED BOX

VS 3: IT USED TO BE SCARLET LIKE SANTA DRESSED UP ON HIS SLEIGHNOW THE DOOR HAS GONE MISSING AND THE LETTERING’S RUSTING AWAY LAUGHING SO HARD THAT WE CRIED AS THE QUE GOT IMPATIENT OUTSIDE THE LITTLE RED BOX
Track Name: Heart Needs A Home
HEART NEEDS A HOME T- 95 (written by Sally Barker)

CH: THE HEART NEEDS A HOME THE HEART NEEDS A HOME

VS 1: THE HEART NEEDS A HOME AFTER TOO LONG ROAMING KINDNESS AND CARE IN THE WILDERNESS LOVING AFFECTION WITH TWO HEARTS BEATING AND THE WARMTH OF A BED I CAN LAY DOWN ON

VS 2: ITS AN ENDLESS JOURNEY BUT I KEEP ON SEARCHING KNOCKING ON DOORS IS THERE SOMEBODY THERE? WITH ARMS THAT WILL CRADLE MY WEARY BODY I CAN LAY DOWN MY BONES ON A LOVING BED

CH: THE HEART NEEDS A HOME THE HEART NEEDS A HOME THE HEART NEEDS A HOME THE HEART NEEDS A HOME

RPT 1st VERSE

CH: THE HEART NEEDS A HOME THE HEART NEEDS A HOME THE HEART NEEDS A HOME THE HEART NEEDS A HOME
Track Name: Something Blue
SOMETHING BLUE (written by Sally Barker & Vicki Genfan)

VS 1: SOMETHING OLD & SOMETHING NEW SOMETHING BORROWED & YOU LEFT ME BLUE HOW CAN I TELL YOU HOW I FEEL?

VS 2: SOMETHING CHERISHED & SOMETHING KIND YOU DROVE ME OUT OF MY MIND SHATTERED MY HEART – WAS IT REAL?

CH: THE TREES IN THE PARK WERE JUST FORMING THEIR LEAVES I TOOK REFUGE IN THE SHADE OF AN OLD MAPLE TREE JUST ANOTHER DAY... SO IT SEEMED TO ME...

VS 3: SOMETHING COLD AND NOTHING TRUE A SILVER SIXPENCE HERE IN MY SHOE SUMMER'S BLOOM HAS TURNED TO ICE JUST ANOTHER DAY X3

I TOOK REFUGE IN THE SHADE OF AN OLD MAPLE TREE JUST ANOTHER DAY... SO IT SEEMED TO ME... ALL DRESSED UP IN SOMETHING BLUE ALL MESSED UP – WHERE ARE YOU?

VS 4: Lipstick stain on THE COLLAR OF A SHIRT MY HEELS THIS HIGH ABOVE THE DIRT MY MOTHER'S WEDDING DRESS CAN I WEAR IT TWICE? ALL DRESSED UP IN SOMETHING BLUE ALL MESSED UP – WHERE ARE YOU?
Track Name: Moonshine
MOONSHINE (written by Sally Barker & Vicki Genfan)

VS 1: MOONSHINE RUNNERS USED TO GRACE THESE ROADS WHISKEY TRIPPERS, RUNNING FROM THE LAW
ON THE BACK ROADS OF THE APPALACHIAN HILLS HE COULD SPIN A 180 TO ESCAPE THE REVENUERS

VS 2: RUNNING WHITE LIGHTENING THAT HIS DADDY MADE JUNIOR JOHNSON IN HIS COUPE FLATHEAD V8
HE COULD DRIVE BLINDFOLD THROUGH THE ROLLING HILLS HE KNEW THOSE ROADS LIKE THE BACK OF HIS HAND

CH: YOU GAVE ME MOONSHINE, MOONSHINE x 2 IM OUT OF MY MIND, MY MIND YOU GAVE ME MOONSHINE, MOONSHINE NOW I'M HAVING A GOOD TIME, GOOD TIME COS YOU GAVE ME MOONSHINE, MOONSHINE

VS 3: ON THE WEEKENDS OUT IN THE OPEN FIELDS
FORDS AND CHEVIES ON A HOME MADE TRACK
DUELLING DRIVERS – WHO WOULD BE THE KING?
CROWDS WOULD COME AND HISTORY IS BORN CHORUS

Middle 8: ROLLING HILLS GREEN FIELDS OF CORN GOOD OLD BOYS IN THE EVERYTHING STORE STEAMY DAYS SOUTHERN DRAWL TOBACCO AT MY DOOR

WELL YOU GAVE ME MOONSHINE, MOONSHINE x 4
Track Name: Malaya
MALAYA (written by Sally Barker & Vicki Genfan)

refrain: MALLAYA MALLAYA MALLAY-YAH x 4

vs 1: OH, THE WINGS OF A BIRD BROUGHT ME HERE OH, THE WINGS OF A BIRD

refrain

vs 2: OH THE MOUNTAIN WAS HIGH ABOVE THE CLOUDS OH THE MOUNTAIN WAS HIGH WE REACHED FOR THE PEAK BIG WITH SNOW WE REACHED FOR THE PEAK

refrain

vs 3: OH THE CLOUDS OPEN UP & THE RAIN DOES FALL OH THE CLOUDS OPEN UP OH THE WARMTH OF THE FIRE UPON MY SKIN OH THE WARMTH OF THE FIRE

refrain

vs 4: I AWAKE FROM THE SLEEP THAT GIVES ME STRENGTHI AWAKE FROM THE SLEEP

REPEAT 1st verse & refrain
Track Name: Weekday Heartbreak
WEEKDAY HEARTBREAK (written by Sally Barker & Vicki Genfan)

VS 1: THRILL SEEKER DON'T WANNA BE YOUR ROLLER COASTER CHARM JUNKIE YOUR MAGIC DOESN'T WORK ON ME

VS 2: YOUR GIRLFRIEND LOOKIN' LIKE A DEER IN THE HEADLIGHTS SLOW DAWNING PUT TOGETHER ALL THE MISSING PIECES

PreChorus: AND IS SHE ASKING YOU 'AM I THE ONLY ONE?' HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN WHERE YOU'VE BEEN ALL WEEKEND LONG?

CHORUS: WEEKDAY HEARTBREAK! X 2

VS 3: SPACE COWBOY YOU GIVE ME ALL YOUR WEEKEND DEVOTION COME MONDAY YOU VANISH LIKE A MODERN DAY HOUDINI

PreChorus: THE ANSWER TO THIS MYSTERY I'VE GOT THE CARDS AND THE KEYS MY SELF RESPECT IS TELLING ME I DESERVE A LOVE THAT LASTS ALL WEEK

CHORUS: WEEKDAY HEARTBREAK! X 4 CHORUS

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