Steve Morgan

Steve Morgan

 Bergen, Hordaland, NOR
BandFolkAcoustic

Singer/Songwriter/Entertainer. Originally from Scotland now resident in Bergen ,Norway. Performing Solo, (Guitar/Vocals/Harmonica) Duo or with full Band. 24 years experience,traveled extensively playing Roots,Country,Blues,Folk,60s,70s with a dash of Celtic Boogie and a wee story to tell

Biography

Born and raised in the industrial heart of Scotland in the Lanarkshire town of Wishaw literally on the doorstep of the Ravenscraig Steel Works, Meadowhead Road to be exact (see inside cover of CD "Heaven Help Me"). A happy and robust childhood being exposed to music at a very young age by a musical mother who was and still is a wonderful singer of ballads and folk songs with a healthy love of music of all types from folk to classic to opera. I have very fond memories of a huge gramophone player pouring out the sounds of Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Frankie Laine, to name but a few, and of course the Irish and Scotish folk songs, some of which are with me still.

My first attempt at playing music was in the school penny whistle band then the school choir then moving on to violin and trumpet until my father brought home a guitar one day and that was it for me. However, music was never considered a career option in working class Scotland at that time so it was an education and a real job for you laddie. After leaving school with a fistfull of O levels and A levels I went to live and work in England, first Coventry then Nottingham. I always had my guitar with me and played for my own amusement until one fatefull evening in a Nottinham pub, things started to change. Long story short, I got offered a gig and did'nt even know what a gig was, some guy was willing to pay me to play music in his pub. Well, f--- me that was something I did for fun. I learned real fast, after a short while I was "gigging" six nights a week and making more money than I was in my day job. I learned real fast that in the music game it was more about who you knew as to what you knew. So I made friends and contacts and through one of those friends, an Australian musician named Don Fletcher, I was introduced to an agent in London called Ann Dex, who sent me on my first foreign gig, Oslo, Norway. The date was February 1982.

Well, Norway in the early 80's turned my head a little to say the least. I loved it, the life of a travelling musician, what the hell, I was young.

So, 24 years further on up the road I am still doing it, what a hell of a ride it has been too. Like any occupation it has had it's up's and down's but I don't regret any of it, 24 years of interesting countries like Norway, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, New Zealand, America, England, Scotland, yep I've been around. 24 years of playing some great music with some truly great people in some weird, wacky, wonderful , and not so wonderful places, that most people have never heard of never mind travelled to. In 2001 my long time partner and good friend Barry Richards and I played in the world's most northern venue Hotel Finken,Svalbard then a month later, totally by coincedence after a chance meet with a very fine lady called Anna Brown we ended up playing in the world's most southern venue, The South Sea Hotel, Stewart Island, New Zealand. You could'nt plan it if you wanted to.

These days most of my live work is around Bergen, Norway (where I now reside), Denmark, Bornholm (in the Summer), Austria, Switzerland (in the Winter), but you never know what can be round the next corner. So for now the wheels are still rolling and the music keeps coming

Lyrics

Shadow Dancing

Written By: Steve Morgan

SHADOW DANCING: Steve Morgan.

Shadow Dancing by the light of the moon
You tell your boyfriend honey, that you won’t be home,
As soon as he thinks
.
‘Cause, I’ve been wait’ in a long, long time.
I’ll be yours if you’ll be mine.
When were….

Shadow Danc’in, Shadow Danc’in.
Shadow Danc’in. Shadow Danc’in with me…….

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Moon lit foreplay, in the back of my car,
I’ll tell you one thing honey; I’ll go farther than,
You expected.

‘Cause, I’ve been wait’in a long long time.
I’ll be yours if you’ll be mine.
When were…

Shadow Danc’in, Shadow danc’in,
Shadow Danc’in, Shadow Danc’in with me…..

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Instrumental…………………………………

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Come the daybreak, you got to go home,
You tell your mother, if I call you on the telephone

That, you’ve been wait’ in a long long time ,
I’ll be yours and you’ll be mine,
When were..

Shadow Danc’in……………………………

Repeat chorus ……………………………….Fade.

Heaven Must Have Sent You

Written By: Steve Morgan

Heaven Must Have Sent You. Steve Morgan.
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Heaven must have sent you, you’re an angel,
You brighten up my life every day.
Heaven must have sent you, you’re no danger,
Spread your wings and let’s fly away.

Every day that passes by, I say a prayer for you and I.
And thank the moon and stars above for given us this perfect love.

Heaven must have sent you, you’re an angel,
You brighten up my life every day.
Heaven must have sent you you’re no danger,
Spread your wings and let’s fly away.

Every night when darkness creeps I sit and watch as you sleep.
I thank someone once again, and hope this love will never end.

Heaven must have………………………………….
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Mid 8:

Sun rise, night fall, You have it all.

Instrumental…………………………………………..

Every day that passes by, I say prayer for you and I.
And thank the moon and stars for given us this perfect love.

Love Will Be Our Friend

Written By: Steve Morgan

Love Will Be Our Friend. Steve Morgan.

Verse: 1

When will we realise that all the pain and hurt inside,
It is gett’in us, gett’in us nowhere.
When will we see the light and we will know it’s right.
And love will take us there.

Chorus:

Love’s a pain and love can burn ,
And there is something we must learn.
That love , can be our friend.

Verse:2

After all is said and done, you will see I’m the only one.
That will love you ,’til the end.
What is gone now let it die, we will meet it eye to eye.
And love will be our friend.

Chorus.

Instrumental…………………………………………………

Chorus.

Repeat: Verse 1.

Chorus. (Twice) . …………………………….
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Until the end

Me and Moses and the Salesman

Written By: Steve Morgan

Me and Moses and the Salesman. Steve Morgan
(Copyright, TONO,Norway)

I met Moses in The Downings, out in Donegal
He looked younger than his years, sharp, lean and tall.
His eyes were world weary and he told a merry tale
Of life and love and happiness and how everything was for sale.

What ever you want what ever you need, he said, I know the very man,
As he introduced me to the salesman who shook me by the hand.
Now the salesman was a younger man in shirt, tie and suit,
With a smile the size of the harbor, shining like a silver flute.
Another round said Moses he said it was his call.
It sure felt good to be alive that day in Donegal.

Chorus 1.

Me and Moses and the Salesman, we’ll brighten up your day.
Me and Moses and the Salesman, we’re gonna chase your blues away.

Then in came Brother Michael who used to be a priest
But he took time out to sit right down and join this merry feast.
Moses turned to Michael and said, how are you today.
Then Michael told the sad sad tale of how our father had passed away.
Moses face just tightened caught in Michael’s gaze,
Cause Moses knew our father well, back in their younger days.
Don’t worry said young Michael his spirit still lives on
In the hearts and souls of his children, and in the gardens of Babylon.
And yes we are his children, who sit with you to day,
So raise a glass and brace a smile, our father would have liked it that way.

Chorus 2.

Me and Moses and the Salesman, we’ll brighten up your day.
Me and Moses and the Salesman, we’re gonna chase your blues away.
Me and Moses and the Salesman, we got lots to say.
We’re gonna plant a tree, write a book and get ready for the judgment day.

Then in came Sister Margaret the youngest of the pack
Pretty as picture, her hair all shiny black.
She truly was a diamond a rare and precious stone
With looks like that it was decreed at birth, that she would never be alone.
The salesman’s smile exploded it lit up all the room,
Then muttered something foolish about how he would like to be her groom.
Moses laughed, Michael coughed and me I just looked,
I said, sorry shiny Salesman that was never in the book.
Gimme a chance said the Salesman, with gold I will prevail,
But no matter what old Moses says, some things are not for sale.

Repeat Chorus 2. (Last line twice, outro lick)

Me and Moses and the Salesman. Steve Morgan
(Copyright, TONO,Norway)

I met Moses in The Downings, out in Donegal
He looked younger than his years, sharp, lean and tall.
His eyes were world weary and he told a merry tale
Of life and love and happiness and how everything was for sale.

What ever you want what ever you need, he said, I know the very man,
As he introduced me to the salesman who shook me by the hand.
Now the salesman was a younger man in shirt, tie and suit,
With a smile the size of the harbor, shining like a silver flute.
Another round said Moses he said it was his call.
It sure felt good to be alive that day in Donegal.

Chorus 1.

Me and Moses and the Salesman, we’ll brighten up your day.
Me and Moses and the Salesman, we’re gonna chase your blues away.

Then in came Brother Michael who used to be a priest
But he took time out to sit right down and join this merry feast.
Moses turned to Michael and said, how are you today.
Then Michael told the sad sad tale of how our father had passed away.
Moses face just tightened caught in Michael’s gaze,
Cause Moses knew our father well, back in their younger days.
Don’t worry said young Michael his spirit still lives on
In the hearts and souls of his children, and in the gardens of Babylon.
And yes we are his children, who sit with you to day,
So raise a glass and brace a smile, our father would have liked it that way.

Chorus 2.

Me and Moses and the Salesman, we’ll brighten up your day.
Me and Moses and the Salesman, we’re gonna chase your blues away.
Me and Moses and the Salesman, we got lots to say.
We’re gonna plant a tree, write a book and get ready for the judgment day.

Then in came Sister Margaret the youngest of the pack
Pretty as picture, her hair all shiny black.
She truly was a diamond a rare and precious stone
With looks like that it was decreed at birth, that she would never be alone.
The salesman’s smile exploded it lit up all the room,
Then muttered something foolish about how he would like to be her groom.
Moses laughed, Michael coughed and me I just looked,
I said, sorry shiny Salesman that was never in the book.
Gimme a chance said the Salesman, with gold I will prevail,
But no matter what old Moses says, some things are not for sale.

Repeat Chorus 2. (Last line twice, outro lick)

Set List

Roots,Blues,Country and Folk are the basic elements of my repertoire with of course strong influences from the 60's and 70's , not so much 80's and 90's as my musical style had almost settled into place by then. Definitely nothing from the Dance,Trance,Hip Hop ,Rap ,Crap etc etc, genres,so if you are looking for that, then look elsewhere.

Now we have some common ground to walk on we can mention some names like Bob Dylan, Guy Clark,Neil Young,Gordon Lightfoot, Tony Joe White, J.J. Cale, Townes Van Zant, Willie Nelson, Merle Hagard, John Lee Hooker, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, Richie Havens, Van Morrison, Tom Waits and some newer names like Chuck Cannon, Shawn Colvin, Greg Brown,Harry Manx, Brendan McKinney, Nickle Creek, Alison Krauss and Union Station, James Taylor, are you starting to get my drift. Various material from all of the above and some more know artists like Beatles, Stones , Eric Clapton, blah, blah. as well as, as many original songs as I can get away with!! constit