Pete Leary

Pete Leary

 Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
BandComedyAdult Contemporary

Pete Leary is the thinking person’s entertainer with nuance and wit in his lyrics. He also combines Yodeling and Scatting to form what he calls Scodeling". His songs about aging, household objects, and humor in relationships, stick with you.
He has 3 CDs, sheet music, and a lyric-chord book.

Biography

A short Biography of Pete Leary
PO Box 31184
Raleigh, NC 27622-1184
919 781-6494
SantaPete@earthlink.net
www.peteleary.com

Based in Raleigh, North Carolina, Pete performs at Coffeehouses, festivals, and house concerts and gives Yodeling workshops from NY to FL. He also combines Yodeling and Scatting to form what he calls Scodeling". His songs deal with the gifts of parenting, world hunger, brotherhood, the joy of aging, the security of Hardware stores, the two sides of relationships, and everyday "can't do without" products like Duct tape and Zip lock bags.
Pete has been called a combination of Boxcar Willie and Willie Nelson.
Pete also plays Santa during the Holiday season and a Leprechaun during Saint Patrick's Day events.
He has self produced three CDs and preceded by Cassette tapes and 1 45rpm record.
Pete Leary is a long time member of the NC Songwriters Co-op.
He is Santa Pete (www.SantaRaleigh.com) in November and December and Raleigh’s Leprechaun www.leprechaunraleigh.com in March. Each year.

Lyrics

Roots and Wings

Written By: © 1990 Pete Leary

Roots and Wings

Everyone needs solid ground to stand on,
We all need a sense of where our world has been,
permission and encouragement, to stretch ourselves and fly,
to realize all that we can be,
Now I can't give you everything you ask for,
or be there every time you stumble, or you fall,
but like my folks and their old folks before me,
I will pass along the greatest gifts of all
Chorus
I will give you roots and wings, they're the most important things
a good foundation strong and sound, anchored on some solid ground,
I will help you learn to fly, to the future soaring high,
I'll be sad but very proud when you fly away

I know someday you'll doubt all that I've taught you,
you'll say I'm just too old fashioned that may be,
You'll do and see some things that you'll find commonplace,
While the same things will seem alien to me,
Then one day you'll have children of your own,
And they'll face a world that's different, from the world you've known,
I know you'll do the best that you can do,
When you pass along the gifts, I give to you

Chorus and tag
I'll be sad but very proud, when you fly away

Roots and Wings

Written By: © 1990 Pete Leary

Roots and Wings

Everyone needs solid ground to stand on,
We all need a sense of where our world has been,
permission and encouragement, to stretch ourselves and fly,
to realize all that we can be,
Now I can't give you everything you ask for,
or be there every time you stumble, or you fall,
but like my folks and their old folks before me,
I will pass along the greatest gifts of all
Chorus
I will give you roots and wings, they're the most important things
a good foundation strong and sound, anchored on some solid ground,
I will help you learn to fly, to the future soaring high,
I'll be sad but very proud when you fly away

I know someday you'll doubt all that I've taught you,
you'll say I'm just too old fashioned that may be,
You'll do and see some things that you'll find commonplace,
While the same things will seem alien to me,
Then one day you'll have children of your own,
And they'll face a world that's different, from the world you've known,
I know you'll do the best that you can do,
When you pass along the gifts, I give to you

Chorus and tag
I'll be sad but very proud, when you fly away

SNAC A Sensitive new age Cowboy

Written By: pete leary

A Sensitive New Age Cowboy

She wants a mystery man, who can share his inner feelings
the stronge and confident type, who’s able to cry
he’ll have a heart of gold, and he can deal with her changing moods and feelings, and never feel the need to question why
She wants an animal, she wants a very passionate guy
an independent he-man who desperately needs her
he’ll be a listener, who remembers her every word
she’s looking for A Sensitive New Age Cowboy

He’s not in love with himself, he don’t hate anyone
he’s quicker with a handshake than he is with a gun
works hard at his living, plays hard at his fun
and he stays in the saddle, ‘til the job is well done

She wants a serious guy, with a crazy sense of humor
who can make her laugh or cry, only happy tears
he’ll be a steady guy, who is full of great surprises
she’s looking for A Sensitive New Age Cowboy

Discography

Sheet Music available:
Roots and Wings SATB in F or G or Melody, Words, & Chords.
Hey Can’t we get along? SATB in D, or Melody, Words, & Chords.
Who’ll feed the Children?, Melody, Words, & Chords.
Imagine, What would you do?, Melody, Words, & Chords.
Time to fly, Melody, Words, & Chords.

CDs available
Saga of a Sensitive new age Cowboy
© 1998 Pete & Jason Leary
A Sensitive New Age Cowboy l Talk Some Elvis to me Baby l Somebody Special l If You Say Stop(this man will) l I Ain’t Gonna Let Ya Go Hungry l Never Less Than Friends l Better Late Than Never l Over and Over l At Least I’ve Started l Roots and Wings l Parting l Every Other Christmas l Mama, I Hardly Ever Knew You l Imagine l What Would You Do? l Hey! Can’t We Get Along? l Who’ll Feed The Children? l The Hardware Store l It’s Hard To Be Sad When You’re Singing.

Pete Leary Mostly live
© 2003 Pete Leary
Too old to die young l The Hardware Store l Ain't Gonna let ya go Hungry l I don't know, Depends l Blow me away l Fathers song l Roots and Wings, l Baby, then there's you l The Vegan and the Carnivore l SNAC, A sensitive new age Cowboy l Talk some Elvis to me, Baby l The Condom song l Duct Tape l Who'll feed the Children? l Three fold l The Florida Yodel

Way off the wall
©2010 Pete Leary

My Little Scaly Mountain Home, l Too Old to Die Young, l Singing The Blues, l At Least I’ve Started, l Desert Pete, l Sad Sad Song, l Duct Tape, l Zip Lock Bags, l I love to Watch You Go, l Would You want to have me Naked? l Soul Food, l Mr. Bunn G. Chord.