Rest peacefully John my “Mr Google” ‘Reflections of a Boomer’
I’ve seen Fire and I’ve seen rain.
I’ve been through the desert on a horse with no name.
I’ve gone to Kansas City, I’ve sang in the sunshine.
I’ve been on the road again, with Georgia on my mind.
Like a rolling stone, I’ve given peace a chance.
I’ve put my camel to bed, and danced the last dance.
Mr. Tambourine man played a song for me,
I’ve whispered words of wisdom, let It be.
I’ve fell into a burning ring of fire, and walked the line,
To all the girls I’ve love before, you were always on my mind.
I’ve been everywhere, I’ve been so lonesome I could cry
I’ve driven my Chevy to the levee when the levee was dry.
I’ve been to ltchy coo Park in a yellow submarine.
I’ve made the scene In a time machine.
I’ve done the Hokey Pokey and turned myself around.
I’ve welcomed baby back to the poor side of town.
I’ve followed the tracks of my tears down a long and winding road.
I’ve kept on searching for a heart of gold.
I’ve sought shelter from the storm. I’ve sat on the dock of the bay.
I’ve rocked around the clock, on a sunshine day.
I’ve knocked on Heaven’s door, while blowing in the wind.
Joy to the world, those were the days my friend.
Lay lady lay, in crimson and clover.
It’s been a hard day’s night, the party’s over.
We first met John & Maggie up in Broome on our travels and followed each other down the coast of WA. One particular memory comes to mind we were in Exmouth, my husband and I were having a drink in a hotel called Cadilacs we got talking to the Manager and he was looking for someone to entertain the patrons for a couple of nights. Knowing John to be an excellent guitar player I mentioned this and he was booked for a couple of nights. From then on John referred us as his "managers & roadies". I always remember John with a big smile. We will miss you mate very very much. Our sincere condolences to you Maggie and your family.
When I first met John he told me that he used to play guitar a bit. After a bit of arm twisting, he broke out the guitar and started playing with me at the Kangaroo Valley markets. He was excellent. He made me learn new songs, songs that had nice little guitar breaks. All of his music friends loved his passion for his music, his positivity and his friendship. We will all miss him.