Dolores Magro

Dolores Magro

 Clifton Heights, Pennsylvania, USA
BandAmericanaSinger/Songwriter

Dolores Magro's voice is distinctive, blending folk music with gospel & bluegrass. Her songs are heartbreaking & heartwarming. Wiping the tears from your eyes after breaking your heart, she'll catch you off guard with "The Donut Song," her hilarious tribute to her beloved Krispy Kreme treats.

Biography

Influences are Gillian Welch, Bob Dylan, Dave Van Ronk, and Lucinda Williams.

I have been in love with the sound of acoustic music, the singer/songwriter style and songs that tell stories since hearing Doc Watson and Dave Van Ronk in the 60s at the Second Fret in Philadelphia. It wasn't until 2004 when a musician friend offhandedly suggested that I should play that I considered it. Never too late! Now one of the highlights of my life is performing for hospital patients through WXPN's Musicians On Call program.

www.myspace.com/secondfretmusic

"For someone who started a music career relatively late in life, this singer/songwriter has all the confidence and poise of a longtime professional. It is a joy to watch her perform, in such a soulful and original manner, her poignant and mournful songs of love lost and found and of everyday people dealing with life ..... For anyone accustomed to pain, frustration, heartache or loss, it is especially freeing to hear those feelings set to music." ... News of Delaware County

Lyrics

What Do You Treasure

Written By: Dolores Magro

WHAT IN THIS WORLD DO YOU TREASURE
WHAT IN THIS LIFE GIVES YOU PLEASURE
IF YOU LEARN THAT YOUR TIME ENDS TOMORROW
TELL ME WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH TODAY

WOULD YOU SMILE AT THAT STRANGER AND WISH HIM THE BEST
KEEP WHAT YOU NEED GIVE AWAY ALL THE REST
LOVE ONE WHO HURT YOU AND KEEP YOUR WORDS KIND
TELL ME WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE ON YOUR MIND

AND MAYBE WE’LL GET MORE TOMORROWS
MAYBE WE’LL GET MORE TODAYS
BUT WHAT IF RIGHT NOW IS ALL WE ALL HAVE
COULDN’T WE USE IT GOD’S WAY

LOVING OUR NEIGHBOR AS WE LOVE OURSELVES
BROTHERS AND SISTERS ALL SHARING OUR WEALTH
JUST FOR TODAY LET’S TRY IT HIS WAY
HE’LL REMEMBER US ON HIS JUDGMENT DAY

AND MAYBE WE’LL HAVE MORE TOMORROWS
MAYBE WE’LL GET MORE TODAYS
BUT WHAT IF RIGHT NOW IS ALL WE ALL HAVE
COULDN’T WE USE IT GOD’S WAY
WHAT IF RIGHT NOW IS ALL WE ALL HAVE
TELL ME WE’LL USE IT THAT WAY

Cecille

Written By: Dolores magro

Cecille

Written by: Dolores Magro

IT WAS ONE OF THOSE CHANCE ENCOUNTERS
JUST A MOMENT OR TWO IN TIME
WHEN YOU MEET SOMEONE EVER SO BRIEFLY
WHO YOU JUST CAN'T GET OUT OF YOUR MIND

SHE SAID I USED TO SING LIKE YOU DO
BACK IN MY DAY AS A GIRL
OH, BUT HE DIDN'T LIKE IT
YOU KNOW HOW IT GOES
AND IT FELL BY THE SIDE OF THE ROAD

SO I PLAY IT FOR YOU, DEAR LADY
I'LL SING IT AS LOUD AS I CAN
AND I'LL NEVER BE ANYTHING LESS THAN I AM
JUST TO TRY TO KEEP PEACE WITH A MAN

SHE WAS OLD THAT DAY I MET HER
BUT I COULD SEE THAT YOUNG GIRL IN HER MIND
HER EYES SHINING BRIGHT
A GUITAR IN HER HANDS
AND NO ONE TO PUT OUT HER LIGHT

SHE SAID IT'S FUNNY THE THINGS YOU REMEMBER
CAUSE NO MATTER HOW HARD SHE TRIED
SHE JUST COULDN'T SAY WHEN SHE'D LOST HIM
BUT SHE KNEW WHEN HER DREAMS HAD DIED

SO I PLAY IT FOR YOU, DEAR LADY
I'LL SING IT AS LOUD AS I CAN
AND I'LL NEVER BE ANYTHING LESS THAN I AM
JUST TO TRY TO KEEP PEACE WITH A MAN
NO, I'LL NEVER BE ANYTHING LESS THAN I AM
JUST TO TRY TO KEEP PEACE WITH A MAN

SHE WAS OLD THAT DAY I MET HER
BUT I COULD SEE THAT YOUNG GIRL IN HER MIND
HER EYES SHINING BRIGHT
A GUITAR IN HER HANDS
AND NO ONE TO PUT OUT HER LIGHT

SO I'LL PLAY IT FOR YOU, DEAR LADY
I'LL SING IT AS LOUD AS I CAN
AND I'LL NEVER BE ANYTHING LESS THAN I AM
JUST TO TRY TO KEEP PEACE WITH A MAN
NO, I'LL NEVER BE ANYTHING LESS THAN I AM
JUST TO TRY TO KEEP PEACE WITH A MAN


An Angel's Lullaby

Written By: Dolores Magro

An Angel’s Lullaby ~ Dolores Magro 2009

Close your eyes my little baby
Feel the breezes on your face
That’s an angel breathing softly
Holding you in sweet embrace

I’ll stay with you until you’re sleeping
Then the angels sing this song
All your dreams will be sweet ones
‘til Christmas morning comes along

The precious Child born on Christmas
To give Himself to you and me
Brings us peace everlasting
Love and graceful harmony

So close your eyes little baby
Feel the breezes on your face
That’s an angel breathing softly
Holding you in sweet embrace

Kick the Door Open Wide

Written By: Dolores Magro


IF I COULD I WOULDN’T CHANGE MY LIFE
AND WE CAN’T GO BACK IN TIME
BUT IF I HAD ONE DAY TO DO OVER, I’D
KICK THAT DOOR OPEN WIDE
TEAR IT RIGHT FROM THE HINGES
CHOP THE WOOD TO PIECES
BURN THE PIECES ‘TIL THEY’RE ASHES
THEN I’D BLOW THE ASHES TO THE WIND
AND I’D NEVER LET YOU FIND A CLOSED DOOR AGAIN

IF WE ONLY MEET AGAIN IN MEMORIES
I’M IN THE PASSENGER SEAT
AND YOU’RE THE SWEET BOY DRIVING ME HOME
WHO I FORGOT TO KEEP

THERE’S A PART OF MY HEART THAT’S YOURS
IT’S A ROOM THAT HAS NO DOORS
AND THE SPACE IN THERE, HOW IT GREW
WHEN I HEARD BACK FROM YOU

NOW I WANT TO KICK THAT DOOR OPEN WIDE
TEAR IT RIGHT FROM THE HINGES
CHOP THE WOOD TO PIECES
BURN THE PIECES INTO ASHES
BLOW THE ASHES TO THE WIND
AND NEVER LET YOU FIND A CLOSED DOOR AGAIN

IF WE ONLY MEET AGAIN IN MEMORIES
I’M IN THE PASSENGER SEAT
AND YOU’RE THE SWEET BOY DRIVING ME HOME
WHO I FORGOT TO KEEP

THERE’S A PART OF MY HEART THAT’S YOURS
IT’S A ROOM THAT HAS NO DOORS
AND THE SPACE IN THERE, HOW IT GREW
WHEN I HEARD BACK FROM YOU
NOW I’LL NEVER LET YOU FIND A CLOSED DOOR AGAIN
IF YOU’D ONLY COME AND KNOCK ON MY DOOR AGAIN
NEVER LET YOU FIND A CLOSED DOOR AGAIN

Discography

September 2009 saw the release of the peace and holiday compilation CD "Peace On Your Way," which included Dolores' single "An Angel's Lullaby"

Set List

A mix of original tunes, traditional favorites, and covers of Gillian Welch, Steve Earle and Hank Williams.
ORIGINALS:
Cecille
Brown Eyes Daddy
The Donut Song
What Do You Treasure
State Street Shuffle
Twistin In Heaven

TRADITIONAL:
Gambler's Blues (St. James Infirmary)
Will the Circle Be Unbroken

COVERS:
Orphan Girl
Caleb Meyer
I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
Pilgrim
Jolene