John Ferullo

John Ferullo

 Westford, Massachusetts, USA
SoloFolkAdult Contemporary

I write and play contemporary folk music as well as covering traditional and other folks tunes.

Biography

I have been playing folk and acoustic music music in coffee houses, restaurants, festivals, bars and anywhere else for about ten years. My music is influenced by Woody Guthrie, Bill Morrissey, Steve Goodman, Greg Brown, John Hurt etc. I play solo and sometimes in a duo.

Lyrics

My Father's Watch

Written By: John Ferullo

My Father’s Watch
© 2006 J Ferullo

This is my father’s watch
He wore it many years
I wear it on my wrist
Through loneliness and tears
He wore this watch to work
He wore it to out to play
This is my father’s watch
And I wear it today

These are my father’s shoes
He walked in many miles
I wear them on my feet
With happiness and smiles
They’d get covered up
With colors bright and dull
These are my father’s shoes
I hope to wear them well

This is my father’s coat
It’s worn at the sleeves
The pocket’s bulging out
It’s full of his beliefs
He wore this coat to church
He wore it to the track
This is my father’s coat
I cannot give it back

Those are my father’s eyes
Staring back at me today
I see them in the mirror
They pass me on my way
They saw many things
In their younger days
These are my father’s eyes
I am looking at today

This is my father’s watch

Every Time

Written By: John Ferullo

Every Time
© 2009 John Ferullo

Stay with me, play with me and be my darling one.

Every time I dream, I see your face
Every time I dream , I see your face
I guess love is like that
Two hearts dream as one
Every time I dream- I see your face

Every Time I walk, I hear your feet
Every Time I walk, I hear your feet
I guess love is like that
Walking just hand in hand
Every Time I walk, I hear your feet

Every time I sing, I hear your voice
Every time I sing, I hear your voice
I guess love is like that
Two hearts sing as one
Every time I sing, I hear your voice

Every time you cry, My heart aches
Every time you cry, My heart aches
I guess love is like that
Two hearts cry as one
Every time you cry, My heart aches

Every time you smile, My heart laughs
Every time you smile, My heart laughs
I guess love is like that
Two hearts laugh as one
Every time you smile, My heart laughs

Marjorie's Garden

Written By: John Ferullo

Marjorie’s garden
© 2009 John Ferullo

 

The daffodils are yellow and all turning toward the sun
The phlox is purple and bright and green
The tulips are just started and crocuses are done
This garden is a sight to be seen
 
The bees all buzz around and do a honey dance
And little crawly bugs scoot by
Frogs and toads all looking for some springtime romance
And birds take up the big blue sky
 
            It’s a lovely spring day so tears, beg your pardon
            There’s a colorful new butterfly in Marjorie’s garden

Dandelions don’t dare grow where flowers ought to be
There’s not weed or grass in sight
Every plant is placed there on a tender bended knee
Every one is fed just right

The bulbs will nap all winter in the spring poke out their heads
Winter frost can’t get them were they sleep
Perennials are special, they have their own new bed
Remember please don’t plant them too deep

            It’s a lovely spring day so tears, beg your pardon
            There’s a colorful new butterfly in Marjorie’s garden

A rainy day in April means more flowers come in May
The garden’s muddy the trees sprout leaves
She loves her little garden even on a rainy day
It’s not what you see it’s what you believe

            It’s a lovely spring day so tears, beg your pardon
            There’s a colorful new butterfly in Marjorie’s garden

Long Ago

Written By: John Ferullo

Long Ago
© 2012 J Ferullo

She looks like she is looking at forever
Her eyes are staring just beyond my head
i know that she will turn and stay never
My heart is turned from helium to lead

She smiles and says that she might even miss me
And that she might call me from the road
She’ll write if she ever has the need to
Her breath is warm but the words come out so cold

Long ago i thought that i had won her
Far away i find that’s no longer so
Time heals all but the worst ones Distance is a friend you’ll get to know

Was it something i could do better
i ask myself time and time again
Read and re-read those letters
Looking for the soul behind the pen

She wrote from somewhere west of Memphis
On the way to somewhere just east of Oz
She found a new guy ‘round last Christmas
She Thought she should tell me just because

Long ago i thought that i had won her
Far away i find that is no longer so
Time heals all but the worst ones
Distance is a friend you’ll get to know

I burned those letters and the next ones
burned some old photographs too
I took my mojo off the mantle
And got on my traveling shoes

Long ago i thought that i had won her
Far away i find that is no longer so
Time heals all but the worst ones
Distance is a friend you’ll get to know
Distance is a friend you’ll get to know

Don’t Paint me with the same brush

Written By: John Ferullo

Don’t Paint me with the same brush

© John Ferullo, all rights reserved

Don’t paint me with that same brush
You don't know what I'm like
Don’t paint me with that same brush
You haven’t got it right
You think you know the way
I would lean on everything
You think you know the way
And the next word I would sing

Don’t paint me with the same brush

Don’t tell me I’m the mean one
When you don’t know what I’m like
Don’t tell me I’m the mean one
You haven’t got it right
You think you know the answers
from what you read in books
You think you know the answers
It’s not the way it looks

Don’t paint me with the same brush

Don’t tell me you know better
And your’s the only right
Don’t tell me you know better
Drag me to your night
Might not have all the answers
Not even all the clues
But I am in still seeking
Cause that is what I do

Don’t paint me with the same brush

Discography

Real Good Day
"Cats" ; "Real Good Day" and "63 Split Window Coupe" get some streaming play. I also released a CD called "Never Far from Home" with my duo "Two Cat Folk".
I have a new CD called "Marjorie's Garden"

Set List

I vary the mix depending upon the audience and the requirements of the venue. Here is a typical set list:

Original Songs:

Late at night

Real Good Day

Grandpa’s Fiddle

The Place where the River Falls

No one to Tell

Twists and Turns

Harbor Town

Pizza Delivery

‘63 Split Window Coupe

Watch

Yesterday’s News

Marjorie’s Garden

Waiting for the rain

Paint

Long ago

Hard Changes

The Embers

Bed Time

Cover songs:

You’re Gonna

Ice Fishing-

Souvenirs- 

Tecumseh Valley-

Handsome Molly-

Jazzman- 

Chicken Cordon blues- 

I’ll be there in the morning- 

Shady Grove- Trad

Robert Johnson-

Coal Tattoo

To Live is to Fly