Jym Mooney | Mooney Tunes and Maynard Melodies

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Mooney Tunes and Maynard Melodies

by Jym Mooney

Warm, whimsical original songs in the folk tradition.
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Three Piece Suit
2:05 album only
2. Young Sherlock and Ann
3:03 album only
3. Aunt Dorothy's Birthday Song
3:51 album only
4. Snapshots
2:36 album only
5. Spoons
2:26 album only
6. The Tree
3:52 album only
7. She Taught Us to Sing
3:57 album only
8. When You Tried
6:08 album only
9. The 60th Anniversary Song
3:19 album only
10. Murphy
3:43 album only
11. The Cover of the Wooden Boat
1:57 album only
12. When the Fat Man Comes
3:56 album only
13. The Reunion Song
10:36 album only
14. Jym with a Y
2:52 album only


Album Notes
Milwaukee folksinger and songwriter JYM MOONEY has released his newest solo CD, MOONEY TUNES AND MAYNARD MELODIES. This collection of warm, affectionate songs is a celebration of Jym’s large extended family, and, by extension, of your family as well. For many years Jym has been writing songs for birthdays, anniversaries, and other special occasions, and now he has collected them all together to present a portrait of the lives of one family. The songs are by turns lovingly teasing, thoughtful, whimsical, nostalgic, and often downright hilarious. The arrangements range from a cappela vocals through tasteful picking by some of Milwaukee’s best acoustic musicians, including Jym’s fellow Moxie Chicks. While this is probably Jym’s most personal work, his deft lyrical touch draws the listener in and invites you to join the warm family circle he sings about.

Jym Mooney has been a mainstay of the Milwaukee folk music scene for over 30 years, both as a solo artist and as a member of the very popular group The Moxie Chicks. His delightful, well-crafted songs have earned him respect and admiration from his peers. His powerful anti-war song “I Have Come to Take My Boy Home” has been performed, recorded, and posted on websites and blogs internationally. On the other hand, his drily hilarious song “Murphy,” about a “three-legged, beer-swillin’ hound,” has aired multiple times on the nationally syndicated Dr. Demento Show (“Murphy” is included on Mooney Tunes and Maynard Melodies).



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