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G W SMITH / SYBERITE

G W Smith ; The Dust Behind Me

Folk legend George (G. W.) Smith

By Gregory S Stomberg

The urban legend and the myth revealed in one tell all book ;

George G. W. Smith 1936 – 2001

First recording 1979, last recording 1994.

Edited 2014 gas -

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1.

Every year in the early 1970s in Franklin grove il. Bob Logan held an annual sweet corn boil and the adults played guitars and drank beer, my dad included.

This is where I met g w smith and his family.

My cousin and I somehow managed to sneak a beer and drank it sitting under a bush.

My dad would haul his guitar out and play it now and then, this was one of the few times he played with others.

His kids were all barely younger than me so we were all about in our teens.

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Soft Lullabies

Well

Its been a long day

And I’m sorry to say

The night has to end

This way

So forgive me I

Sing a soft lullaby

That brings those sweet dreams

To me

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1979 Recordings ;

With G W Smith, G Stomberg, and Donald Stomberg.

Guitar Pick in 1, 2, 3

The Franklin Grove Bum

The Spring in the Sky

Corn Whiskey Still

My folks were supposed to be gone so I picked up a case of beer and g w to record some songs at home.

The folks came back and dad jammed with us on a few songs, this is the only known recording of my dad, and the first recording by me and g w, in franklin grove.

2.

1980 Recording ;

With g w smith, g stomberg, Bruce Currier, Dwayne smith,recorded in Oregon, il.

Guitar, flute, tamborine

His Undying Love:-)

Bruce brought the guys to my place to record a few songs, and drink some beer, and we drank some marijuana wine.

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Its not hard

To have a good time

With an old friend

And its not easy

Saying goodbye

Near the end

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3.

1980 Recordings

G w smith, g stomberg, mark wright, Shorty Kuhn, and family, the basement tapes

Guitar and harmonica

In love all alone

Walk thru this world with me

Guitar and harmonica

I can see

Keg party in the basement, Oregon IL, recorded on reel to reel, lots of noise makers

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Yea

He sleeps in the dust

And he rides in the wind

Yea

A cowboy can tell-.

By the dust where he’s been

No

I can’t live

On old memories

Still how am I

To forget the past

Those are behind

Long past and gone

So now its just me.

And old memories

That go on and on

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4.

1984 summer syberite jams

Bruce Currier, Bruce schwitt, g stomberg

I think g w went out west again for a year or so

Flutes, accordians, synth, guitar, banjo, tamborine, etc

Jams

There’s a town

On a creek

Not far from rock river

And its here

That the mighty springs flow

In the woods

Near a cave

Not three miles from Franklin

Is the place

That I want to go

Old mill road

Now a park

Not the place I used to know

Where my friends sang songs

Here

At the edge of the grove

5.

1985 Recordings

G w smith, Bruce Currier

The return of g w from the west, with new songs

The ones I love

Guitar and banjo

I’m a soldier for Jesus

Guitar and banjo

6.

1985 Recordings

With g w smith, Greg stomberg, Trent smith, Bruce currier

Trent sang three songs, at Bruce’s in franklin,

Banjo pick in

Corn whiskey still

He had a mother

Big catfish

Your Shepard lord

Horsefly

Summer morning sunrise

Church Sunday morning

The ones I love

The old covered wagon

Old mill road

There’s a cowboy somewhere

Oklahoma sun

Will you be with Jesus

I’m a soldier for Jesus

It was lonely being a drifter

It got harder to walk away

And as you hitched the gravel roads

Sometimes you wish you could stay

Where a mans home is his castle

And the kids come to play

Its not easy being a cowboy

I’ve learned the hard way

7.

I’ll see you in church Sunday morning

We’ll all kneel down and pray

We’ll pray to the good lord in heaven

And worship away the day

Yes Jesus is our only savior

Hes our strength he lights the way

He gave us his word in the bible

So come now and worship him today

1985 Recordings

G w smith, Bruce currier

Recorded n franklin grove

Being my bride

Roses for you

Guitar pick in

Church Sunday morning

Big catfish

He had a mother

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8.

1986 Recordings

G w smith, Trent smith, Bruce currier, g stomberg:-)

Recorded in franklin grove at Bruce’s, Trent sang a couple songs

Voices in the distance

Will you wait for me

She belongs to me

Give me this world

Jesus loves me

Old red number two

Guitar banjo picking

9.

Well I been in the east

And I been in the west.:-) :)

And I been where the north wind blows

I been down south

Where it gets so hot

That even the cotton can’t grow

So if you wanna know

Where a hobo goes

Just ask the good lord

And he’ll tell ya all about me

Cause only the good lord knows

Recordings 1986

G w smith, carol clock, Bruce currier

Recorded in franklin at Bruce’s

Guitar picking

There’s a cowboy somewhere

Guitar pick in

Old red number three

Where a hobo goes

I’m a soldier for Jesus

Fake love

Guitar picking

10.

1986 Recordings

G w smith, misty stomberg, g stomberg, Valerie Marie

I ain’t coming back

There’s a cowboy somewhere

Where a hobo goes

Give me this world

Voices in the distance

Old red

Ok memories

Guitar picking

He had a mother

Who gives a poo poo

Silver haired rose

Stranger I Texas

I needed you

Jesus is watching

11.

recordings 1986

G w smith, g stomberg, misty stomberg, Valerie Marie

There’s a cowboy somewhere

A cowboys prayer

Deep dark canyon

Guitar pick in

Old red number three

Give me this world

His undying love

Guitar pick in

Recorded in Oregon, Il., 1986 was a big year for g.w., he and carol clock started performing at her church and at local folk festivals, he wrote some of his best songs in this period.

12.

Recordings 1986

With g w smith, Bruce currier, carol clock, g stomberg

He had a mother

Deep dark canyon

Cowboys prayer

I needed you

Guitar banjo picking

There’s a cowboy somewhere

Old memories

Deep dark canyon

Silver haired rose

The spring side

The franklin grove bum

13.

Recordings 1986

With g w smith, Valerie Marie

For some reason only vocals, no guitar

Who gives a poo poo

Old red

Who gives a poo poo

Old red and my mother in law

14.

The shitkickin kid was created at about this time by g. Stomberg

Recordings 11-1986

G w smith, Greg stomberg, misty stomberg

Recorded in Oregon, IL

There’s a cowboy somewhere

Guitar picking

Corn whiskey still

I’m a soldier for Jesus

Brushy creek

Silver haired rose

Will you be with Jesus

Daddies cabin

His undying love

Cowboys prayer

Old memories tonight

He had a mother

The home place

Mothers request

Summer morning sunrise

Angel

15.

Recordings 1986

G w smith, Greg stomberg

Oklahoma sun

Where a hobo goes

Fake love

Guitar picking

G w smith was sick so Greg sang these songs this time

16.

Recordings 12-1986

G w smith

Christmas in the rockies

Again, no guitar, just g w vocals

17.

Recordings 12-1986

G w smith, g stomberg, misty stomberg, Dwayne smith

Little things

The dust behind me

Old memories

Even Dwayne smith sang on this one

In the distance

It seems that I hear voices

But I can’t quite make out what they say

But there’s one voice that sounds so familiar

But it seems to be so far away

So tell me

Do I know you from way back

I’ll help you if I can in some way

George said he wrote that song backwards.

18.

Recordings 3/1987

G w smith, Greg stomberg, Valerie Marie

Recorded in Oregon, IL, short jammed session

My birthday card to you

Guitar picking

19.

Recordings 3/1987

G w smith, carol clock, g stomberg, Valerie Marie

Recorded in Oregon, after George and carol stop by with their guitars

Guitar picking

I needed you

I’m a soldier for Jesus

He was some mothers son

Guitar picking

G w and carol were performing for their church at this time period and George was writing lots of go spell songs

Deep valley roses

I planted in spring

They were a part

Of my everything

But after all those years

All your empty flings

Deep valley roses

Don’t mean a thing

Carol clock had never seen anyone smoke pot before she met Greg.

20.

Recordings 4/1987

G w smith, g stomberg, darin smith, misty stomberg

Darin played percussion and George sang a song about him.

Guitar picking

Pudley

She belongs to me

He was some mothers son

21.

Recordings 6/1987

G w smith, carol clock, g stomberg

Guitar picking

Where a hobo goes

Where a hobo goes

Guitar picking

Believe in me

22.

Recordings 6/1987

G w smith, carol clock, g stomberg, misty stomberg

A cowboy somewhere

Christmas in the Rockies

Guitar picking

Love bug

Jesus is watching

The spring in the sky

Grasshopper scratch

Old memories

Guitar picking

Carol sang a half dozen songs and Greg ang one.

There’s vultures on the path

Of this old cowboys trail

So I’ll leave you with a song

And an old cowboys trail

That I’ve travelled this land

Mostly in my old truck

Never should’ve stayed but couldn’t pass up the drunk

So I’ll leave you with a song

From the lord I’ve been told

That if he calls me into heaven

It’ll be in a truck

On an old gravel road

23.

Recordings 1987

G w smith, g stomberg, Dwayne smith

My silver haired rose

Old memories

Two fine songs, you can hear Dwayne singing along in his one, recorded in Oregon, il .

Well

I’ve just been thinking

About old memories tonight

And most of them are happy ones

Instead of sad I guess

So I’ll just pick out a few

Of the ones that I like that I like the best

And think about the ones I love

And forget about all the rest

24.

Recordings 1987

G w smith, g stomberg

Guitar picking

Silver city

Good friends are not to be forgotten

Believe in me

Guitar picking

I started today

With a quart of beer and a song

I took a walk

From bar to bar to get along

I kept in touch with the friends

I seem to have gotten

One thing thatsnfor sir

Good friends are not to be forgotten

25.

Recordings 7/1987

G w smith, g stomberg

Guitars

Misty’s song

I needed you

I’m just a cowboy

Guitars

Old red

Silver city

George writes one for misy and Greg sings one of his own songs silver city’s

26.

Recordings 7/1987

G w smith, g stomberg, misty stomberg

Guitar picking

Believe in me

I needed you

Guitars

When I’m gone

Guitars

Two brand new songs from g w in this batch of recordings

When you got a long way to go

To be with your kin

And the road is so long

You start walking again

Remember those words

If you see me walk away

I’m just a cowboy in love

Hitching gods lonely highway

27.

Recordings

7/1987

Recorded on VHS video, and cassette

G w smith, misty stomberg, g stomberg

Guitars

Old red

Voices in he distance

Take care of mother

Silver haired rose

Believe in me

The spring side at the edge of the grove

Guitars

All smith might have this VHS tape…

28.

Recordings 7/1988

G w smith, carol clock, g stomberg, misty stomberg

VHS video, shot at carols in baileyville

Deep dark canyon

Some mothers son

A prayer away

Cowboy song

Aa cowboy in love

The old rocking chair

Guitars

Corn whiskey still

Beautifully dream

Little things picking

This VHS might’ve messed up, all might have parts duplicated, was converted to VHS anyway.

29.

Recordings 9/26/1989

G w smith, g stomberg, misty stomberg, Valerie Marie

Silver city

The spring side

Guitars

My baby

Only a prayer away

Love me like you used to

The spring in the sky

Waltz across Texas

Rock and roll heaven and hell

Looking at the ladies

Heartbeat

Gods lonely highway

Good friends are not to be forgotten

Corn whiskey still

You’re gonna miss me

Heartbeat

Please don’t receive me

The road to Tucson

Only a prayer away

The old rocking chair

Guitars and whistling

Corn whiskey still

Please don’t receive me

I’m a soldier for Jesus

Will you be with Jesus

I’ll be your Sheppard lord

Voices in the distance

Remember me

Oklahoma sun

Where a hobo goes

Its not hard to have a good time

A marathon session of songs, Greg even recorded a half dozen of his songs, some new songs on here too.

30.

Recordings 12/29/1990

First day out of prison

G w smith, g stomberg, misty stomberg

Guitars

Fake love

A heart that’s true

Guitar and harmonica

Only a prayer away

Guitars

31.

Recordings 1991

G w smith, g stomberg, Valerie Marie, misty stomberg

Little things

Where the wind blows 1,2. 3,

My baby

What are you up to now

Pictures on the wall

Where the wind blows

Dust in the wind

A cowboy somewhere

A heart that’s true

Oklahoma sun

pictures on the wall

Ask and I will do

32.

Recordings 1994

G w smith, g stomberg, misty stomberg

Tumble down shack

Lord let it be

The muddy river

Prettiest site

Ain’t feeling no pain

Guitars

Oklahoma sun

Old memories tonight

Old tyme gospel

The last heartbeat

Release me

Take care of mother

I’ll never try loving again

George also recorded two versions of the Beatles song let it be.’, the last known recording of g w smith, in less than seven years he would be dead.

Well

I’m gonna build me a shack in the mountains

Somewhere in Tennessee

Ain’t gonna worry about nothing

But my little wife and me

Gonna own my own tavern

At the spring at the foot of the hill

Better known as a mountain mans

Corn whiskey still

The End

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Syberite Sybaritic Visions Gregory S Stomberg

Legendary songs of the immortal acid rock band, Sybarite 1973 – 1976, Syberite 1977 – 1999, Cyberite 2000 – 2014,

Bruce Scwitters, Jim Hauser founding members, Greg Stomberg singer songwriter, with Bruce Currier, Jeff Snow, Mitch. And as recorded by Ken Clinger, Dan Susnara, K D Schmitz, C Goff, Micky Saunders and Space Ocean, lots of videos on YouTube.

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Syberite original songlist ; 1973 – 2004

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Adam G-214

And now

A much more wiser fly

A bit of nonsense

The art of time

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Brother

Bass and guitar

Ballad of syberite

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Chains

Cyberite

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Destiny

Dirge

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From syberite to cyberspace

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Godcheaters

Goatskin song

Ghostly red moon

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Humble cloth

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I’m so sorry

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Monsters in the closet

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New millenium

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Our dope song

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Polish polka

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Rise and fall of the American civilization

Ritual of ra

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Space song

Stargazers

Star jam feedback

Soul

Syberite knight

Starbucks weener

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Time

Tommy and the beast

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Utopia’s garden

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Who will still love you

Wrong side of dreams gone by

Well fuck you all

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You’re gonna die someday

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- you can search YouTube and fb for a lot of these songs

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Song list ;

1.

Kaamo has stopped seeing secrets

Stardust has orbited away

Engel never really existed

And godfakers lost his way

Rainmaker

They’ve all left

But me

I have to stay

2.

The godcheaters die and be dead

The god haters life will be dread

The god creators died in sorrow

And godfakers hiss at tomorrow

Godfakers hiss at tomorrow

Tomorrow

3.

Sun dusted shadow casters

Appear on the scene

Deep rusted earth masters

Know where they’ve been

4.

Stash pipe hold the grass that grows

Columbia fields a connection who knows

No one knows he grows his own

Frown in big town snow in big mounds

Everyone not me doesn’t know he’s grown

Out of town he’s not known as going to smoke

But to drink his high

Glass tube snort the powder that goes

Into your brain and thru your nose blow

You’re bodies numb

Your brain is dead

There’s just a rush

Inside your head

5.

Bruce played guitar and formed a band

Jim was a friend and a rock fan

They needed a bass to get things done

So Jim went out and he bought one

Sybarite was hatched out of this egg

They jammed a lot, then met Greg

He had lots of art and poetry

That fit their music lyrically

They got better, let time linger

Greg ended up being their singer

They sounded tight rest assured

With Bruce’s notes and Greg’s words

Bruce couple play and Greg could write

While Jim’s bass playing was always right

But all things end, things must change

People move, minds get rearranged

But I’ll tell you this and I’ll be right

I’ll never forget the band called syberite

Kaamo has raised his ugly head

Stardust has crashed to the ground

Engel can’t remember the time

Godfakers can’t be found

Rainmakers

Lost in space so I’ll just wait around

Yea

Rainmakers

Lost in space

So I’ll just wait around


G W SMITH / SYBERITE

G W SMITH / SYBERITE, Bands from Franklin Grove IL,

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