Original Song – “Me and My Piano”

Me and My Piano captures the essence of my early songwriting on the piano, as I worked late into the night getting a new song completed and transcribed onto paper from the piano.  It’s an endearing song for me, because it captures all those long, lonely nights on the piano in my early period of songwriting, while later on I wrote mostly on the guitar.  I cherish the memories of writing songs late into the night on my piano, and hope you can carry away at least the essence of this love relationship between me, my piano, lyric, rhyme, verse and melody!

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I recorded my original song “Me And My Piano” in two takes as demos on Set 15 in 1997, and it’s an autobiographical glimpse into my songwriting done on the piano, yet played on the guitar, “It’s been years in the makin’, Spending long, lonely nights, Me and my piano, Workin’ late into the night…” Enjoy! ♡ 🙂 Mark

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(Note: Emailed versions of these songs lose their chord alignment and formatting, so refer to the original post and/or the scanned lyric sheet as your guide!)

"Listen to the Music", Collected Works Volume IV, Mark D. Jones, Copyright 1991, All Rights Reserved

“Me and My Piano” – “Listen to the Music”, Collected Works Volume IV, Mark D. Jones, Copyright 1991, All Rights Reserved

Me and My Piano

“Listen to the Music” – Collected Works Volume IV, Mark D. Jones, Copyright 1991, All Rights Reserved

Verse I:

C            Am            F

It’s been years in the makin’

              Am   Am    F

Spending long, lonely nights

G         G   Dm

Me and my piano

Dm        Am             F

Workin’ late into the night

                     C             C    F

Sometimes it don’t come easy

                     Dm               Am

Sometimes it don’t come at all

                   Dm  Dm  G

And minutes run into hours

        Am    F       G

Long after nightfall

      C              C        Am

But sometimes music flows

Am    Dm      Dm            Am

Sometimes it works out right

         Dm  Dm  G

As it races on before me

            Am  F    G

Running into the night

Dm      Dm  G

Me and my piano

                 Dm     C

We’re doin’ alright—

Verse II:

C           Am       F

Running into the night

            Am   Am     F

As the hours run along

G          G      Dm

Looking for a love song

    Dm  Am               F

As I search inside of me

            C        C        F

For the feelings that I have

                  Dm    Dm        Am

Somewhere deep inside of me

            Dm         G

And the melody to fit them

             Am       F        G

With the proper harmony

C           C             Am

I (often) lose —– myself

Am     Dm     Dm        Am

As the music starts to flow

          Dm     Dm       G

And I (often) keep on playing

       Am   F         G

Until late into the night

Dm      Dm  G

Me and my piano

                 Dm   C

We’re doin’ alright

Dm      Dm  G

Me and my piano

                  Dm  C

We’re doin’ alright—

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