Spectacular Mood

Love to hear old Joe

He’s got a voice so smooth

Just can’t help but want

to move & groove

I love to hear it when his harmonica wails

along w/that sweet jazz saxophone

It never fails to get me in a spectacular mood

By:J.N.R Dutton

Due Credit

I heard a songwriter say something that struck me

as so very wrong

How people knew the artists who recorded his songs

but that they didn’t really have a clue

who he was @ all

It really is a heartbreaking plight

When the artists find success,

but the songwriters are forgotten

Like a shadow faded into the night

I don’t know about you

but I would love to see them

get more of the credit they are due

By:J.N.R Dutton


Whether sitting in a coffee shop,

or catching a quick bus downtown

Ephraim loves to play his harmonica,

Whether he’s playing in a gentle whisper

or making it cry out loud,

Everywhere that Ephraim goes

That boy knows how to draw

& thrill a crowd

By:J.N.R Dutton

For Better or Worse

Sharing his life in his music,

for better or worse

Pouring out new lyrics

verse by verse

Nobody said it’d be an easy road

but he’d never ask for a lighter load

Whether life’s going right or going tragically wrong

He loves that he can spill his joy or pain alike into a song

& have people relate, even singing along,

There’s been good & bad in the “crops” he’s sown

It does his soul good to know

He’s not alone

By:J.N.R Dutton