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The House Guitar

Another song on another day
The house guitar rings out
To help the spontaneous
And the ill prepared
Always have their say

It’s body a tapestry of finger prints
It’s tuning off sometimes so much
The new player is known to wince
The house guitar hangs ready
For the next persons touch

Ready to help the next troubadour
Release their soul
And let their spirit soar
Never knowing who
Might walk through the door

A thousand different songs
Covers, one offs and originals
And still it’s repertoire goes on and on
This guitar shining out possibilities
like a bright star

More than this though
The guitar radiates the warmth
Of a thousand players
Detailing a history
That few will ever know

And a mystery
Who has used it before
Who will use it next
And whoever decided to tune it like that
The new addition is thoroughly vexed

But player after player
Leaves their mark
Leaves their spark
As someone might
Leave notches on a bedpost

Something special shared
By this guitar and them
And by us, the listener
All making a moment
More unique than a priceless gem

So, here’s to the house guitar
The beating heart
Of any bar
Something slightly

Dave James Horn ©

The Lime Bar Open Stage 21-01-18

Sunday was amazing! The level of variety in format and topic was incredible, from the serious and profound to the hilarious and comic – it was a wonderful afternoon to be part of and watch! Here are some photos, see you Sunday 2-5!




Open Mic Highlights

What a fantastic night, lots of wonderful participants and a great audience! Keep an eye out for the next 😀

And So She Thinks

Thank you to everyone who came to the first open mic night at Stag Coffee, organised by Dave of Visible Thoughts and myself. Here’s some musical highlights from the night…

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