Doug Folkins

Doug Folkins

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Doug Folkins is an award winning, country songwriter from Campbell River, BC, Canada.

Doug’s songs have been cut by many artists in the US and Canada, and he has composed songs for the National Geographic Channel.

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Biography

Doug Folkins is an award winning, country songwriter from Campbell River, BC, Canada.

Dougs songs have been cut by many artists in the US and Canada, and he has composed songs for the National Geographic Channel.

Doug has co-written with professional Nashville hit writers; Dan Demay, Larry Wayne Clark, Steve Dean, Wil Nance, Gary Loyd, Greg Crowe, Stephen Allen Davis, Glen Mitchell, Ralph Murphy, and Scott Harter among others.

Doug regularly writes with recognized, up and coming Canadian artists such as;  Codie Prevost, Drew Gregory, Candice Ryan, Chris Buck, Olivia Wik, James Barker, Matt Williams, Alyssa Morriessy, and Jesse Mast.

Doug is currently looking for artist co-writes, single song publishing deals, and possibly songwriter management opportunities.

Contact Info:

Doug Folkins
Fenwick Music SOCAN

dougfolkins@gmail.com
250-702-6544

Lyrics

Pour Me Another

Written By: Doug Folkins

©2009

Chorus
Pour me another sleeve of stout
My insides twist about
I am drinking away my two weeks of pay
I’ll spend it all to black out

Verse 1
For a time I was a drifter
Shifting jobs and towns and gears
Through the rain and the mud, the tears and the blood
I burned up fifteen years

Chorus
Pour me another sleeve of stout
My insides twist about
I am drinking away my two weeks of pay
I’ll spend it all to black out

Verse 2
Once I had me a young wife
But we had no child
Soon I broke her heart but lord she did her part
Left me drunken, stoned and wild

Chorus
Pour me another sleeve of stout
My insides twist about
I am drinking away my two weeks of pay
I’ll spend it all to black out

(Break)

Bridge
It seems my health is leaving me
I’ll catch me one last ride
To the corners of hell, I bid you farewell
Pour me another for the ride

Chorus
Pour me another sleeve of stout
My insides twist about
I am drinking away my two weeks of pay
I’ll spend it all to black out

Calico Girl

Written By: Doug Folkins & Bill Bielak

2009(c)
Verse 1
You’re my calico girl
Welcome to my suburban world
Silver cars and a string of pearls
You’re my calico girl

Pre Chorus
On the front porch standing in the sun
Our lives have just begun

Chorus
Calico girl, you don’t know what you’ve been missing
Calico girl, you don’t know what you’ve been missing in your mind
Calico girl

Verse 2
Wake up girl to picket fences
Wake up girl you’ve got neighbors on both sides
Life is not a bed of roses
Wake up girl you’ve got love on your side

Pre Chorus
On the front porch standing in the sun
Our lives have just begun

Chorus
Calico girl, you don’t know what you’ve been missing
Calico girl, you don’t know what you’ve been missing in your mind
Calico girl

Bridge
Harmonica over pre-chorus chords

Chorus
Calico girl, you don’t know what you’ve been missing
Calico girl, you don’t know what you’ve been missing in your mind
Calico girl

Park The Car

Written By: Doug Folkins

2009(C)

Verse 1
We started our drinking ‘round the old kitchen table
We’re maritime boys, we’re strong and we’re able
Where a case is 24 and a quart is a blessing
Till the wee hours of the morning our songs we’ll be singing

Chorus
Don’t park the car far from the bar she said
Don’t park the car far from the bar
Don’t park the car far from the bar she said
Don’t park the car far from the bar

Verse 2
Cousin Adam was full; Troy was pissed as a newt
Uncle Mark staggered in missing a rubber boot
Me Brother John sat down before he fell over
We sang to the bar maid, “Send another round over”

Chorus
Don’t park the car far from the bar she said
Don’t park the car far from the bar
Don’t park the car far from the bar she said
Don’t park the car far from the bar

Verse 3
There’s Nelly Malone out drinking alone
Singing along to a maritime song
I bought her a drink and she sent me a wink
If she plays her cards right I just might take her home

Chorus
Don’t park the car far from the bar she said
Don’t park the car far from the bar
Don’t park the car far from the bar she said
Don’t park the car far from the bar

Verse 4
We ended up drinking ‘round the old kitchen table
We’re maritime boys, we’re strong and we’re able
Where a case is 24 and a quart is a blessing
Till the wee hours of the morning our songs we’ll be singing

Streets of Rome

Written By: Doug Folkins & Bill Bielak

Copyright 2009 (C)

Verse 1
Italy and Emily so far from home
In the city of Rome
I fell in love for the very first time
With Italy, with Emily

Pre Chorus
I hope you come to see me tonight
I’ll wait for you on the streets tonight

Chorus
Oh my lord I won’t go home
I wait here on the streets of Rome
Oh my lord I won’t go home
I wait here on the streets of Rome

Verse 2
Catholics and romantics
Flood the streets in the city of Rome
On a backpack trip across Europe
With Emily, in Italy

Pre Chorus
I hope you come to see me tonight
I’ll wait for you on the streets tonight

Chorus
Oh my lord I won’t go home
I wait here on the streets of Rome
Oh my lord I won’t go home
I wait here on the streets of Rome

Verse 3
She’s a dark eyed girl, Italian pearl
Far from home, in the city of Rome
I fell in love all over again
With Italy, with Emily

Pre Chorus
I hope you come to see me tonight
I’ll wait for you on the streets tonight

Chorus
Oh my lord I won’t go home
I wait here on the streets of Rome
Oh my lord I won’t go home
I wait here on the streets of Rome

Set List

Doug's live shows have two formats that both exude energy and fun. His solo show features him alone with his acoustic guitar and harmonica inviting you to his personal kitchen party!

Doug's plugged show features a full band, with bass and drums and accordion/mandolin/guitar and fiddle to capture the energy and rhythm that is found throughout his albums.

Both shows create high energy and party spirit. Sets feature mainly Doug's original songs, with a handful of covers of traditional Celtic and Maritime classics.