Arn Hanson

Arn Hanson

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Biography

15 YEARS AS PART OF THE PORTLAND,MAINE MUSIC SCENE. 1987 RELEASE "THIEF OF TIME" 1988 & 89 ARTISTIC DIRECTOR FOR PORTLAND'S AIDS PROJECT
ENTERTAINMENT FUNDRAISERS. MOVED TO TAMPA FLORIDA IN 1989, DUETTE IN 99 , THEN BRADENTON IN 2003. IN BRADENTON I BEGAN PERFORMING AGAIN ,WRITING MORE, AND PREPARING FOR THE NEXT CD .
IN SEPTEMBER 2005 AN UNEXPECTED SERIES OF POSITIVE EVENTS HAD ME MOVING NORTH TO THE FOOTHILLS OF THE APPALACHIANS JUST OUTSIDE OF HUNTSVILLE IN NORTH ALABAMA. IT WAS ONLY AFTER MOVING HERE I REALIZED, AND REDISCOVERED THE RICH MUSICAL HERITAGE OF MUSCLE SHOALS ,MEMPHIS,NASHVILLE, AND THE SURROUNDING AREAS. THIS HAS BEEN A CREATIVE RESURGENCE FOR ME .
I HAVE SINCE JOINED THE NASHVILLE SONGWRITERS ASSOCIATION AND I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO WORKING WITH OTHER AREA MUSICIANS,AND A CD RELEASE OF NEW MATERIAL.
THANKS SINCERELY FOR YOUR INTEREST AND CONSIDERATION FROM HOLLYTREE
ARN HANSON

Lyrics

Down to the Mississippi

Written By: Arn Hanson

DOWN ON THE MISSISSIPPI
Blackbirds fill the skies ...Cold rain falling on these cotton fields
Paint Rock River running fast and high
Carry me on waters down to the Sea ...Tennessee River to the Ohio...then
Down Down Down Down
Down to the Mississippi to my love in New Orleans

You know I worked this land like my daddy did
But I had dreams of moving far away
So I follow that river down to New Orleans..
got in a little trouble there and I could not stay
Now I got a message I’ve been cleared and free
And I 'm going back to my love in New Orleans
Down Down Down Down
Down on the Mississippi to my love who waits for me... River going
Down Down Down Down
Down on the Mississippi to my love in New Orleans

New Orleans I 'm coming home back to my baby who I left there far too long
And when you see me up on that Levee Line …You know
That’s when the sun is gonna shine.. you know… that's when the sun is gonna shine

Down Down Down Down ...Down on the Mississippi where love who waits for me
Down Down Down Down Down on the Mississippi to my love in New Orleans
Down Down Down Down I've been waiting for the sun to shine
Now I can’t wait to see my baby walking down the Levee Line © ArnHanson 2011

Treat Em Right

Written By: Arn Hanson

TREAT EM RIGHT
Way back in the days of old...there was something that Jesus taught us
Do unto other what you’d have done unto you
Some very good advice we got to treat each other right
It’s so simple it simply can’t be misconstruded
Cause when we cause each other Pain You know the tears they fall like rain
That starts a flood and we get washed away, both me, and you
So treat me right treat me right brother treat me right
treat me right treat me right sister treat me right
Treat me right, and I ‘m gonna treat you right too

Well right here in this world of greed some people have everything they need
while others well they don’t have Anything.
And though we’d like to think we care ,and we’re sure were being fair
Sometimes justice is just a song we like to sing,
But you know there may come a day, the tables are turned the other way
you might need that crust of bread that you gave someone yesterday
So treat them right the hungry, and the homeless treat them right
The lonely, and the disenfranchised treat them right
Treat them right and they’re going to treat you right too.

Cause there may come a time maybe not right now
You’ll need somebody’s help to get you along
I know cause I found out I thought that I could make it all on my own
But I was wrong so wrong
Once I had a love that I put so high above me
On a pedestal thinking nothing could go wrong
I gave my heart, my soul, my mind, and quite a bit of my precious time
I thought our love was Super Strong…But much to my surprise
It was me who cheated and lied, lost the only one I ever loved
And now they’re gone so
So treat them right your loving baby treat them right
Your wife, or your husband treat them right
Everybody everyone,
Treat them right and they’re gonna treat you right too. Arn Hanson 2011

Discography

THIEF OF TIME 87
FLOWER FROM A STONE 2001
HOUSE OF BLUES COMING SOON...