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#240165 - 02/16/14 04:28 PM [User Showcase] Little Cabin Up On Big Stone Lake
olemon Offline
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No perfection here...just messing around with a mix and decided to share.

http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=12688209

The cabin is still in the family, 50 yrs old this summer. I was there in August and came back determined to finish this song. Had most of the chorus for a long time. There's an acoustic version on Soundcloud. You can hear the aquarium water pump in the background on that one.

Little Cabin Up On Big Stone Lake

By Scott H. Olson
Copyright © 2013

I don’t recall the year
Grandpa bought the land
But I remember to this day
How it felt to stand

On that solid ground
By that rocky shore
The colors and the sounds
Grandma waving from the door

Of that little cabin up on Big Stone Lake
I see it in my mind
A little piece of heaven in the corner of the state
You could leave the world behind
Down the hill, in the still, of the cottonwoods
Treasured memories await
There will always be a path for me to take
To that little cabin up on Big Stone Lake

Strong hearts, steady hands
Out of love built with pride
It stood through every storm
On the bank, South Dakota side

Walleyes in the spring
Mallards in the fall
The summers in between
Tell their stories on the walls

Of that little cabin up on Big Stone Lake
I see it in my mind
A little piece of heaven in the corner of the state
It’s not hard to find
Down the hill, in the still, of the cottonwoods
Treasured memories await
There will always be a path for me to take
To that little cabin up on Big Stone Lake


****** Song Summary *************
Title: Untitled Song
Style is BIG+.STY (Aggressive Country Rock+)

RealTracks in song: ~592:Bass,
665:Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm SouthernRock Ev 085 (B:Strum)
1608:Guitar, High-Strung Acoustic, Rhythm Pop16ths Ev16 110
1947:Mandolin, Rhythm PopModernGrooveAndy Ev16 075
RealDrums NashvilleEven8^6-a:Snare, HiHat , b:Snare, HiHat Open
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Edited by olemon (02/16/14 07:37 PM)
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#240175 - 02/16/14 06:48 PM [User Showcase] Re: Little Cabin Up On Big Stone Lake [Re: olemon]
Scott C Offline
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Very nice song. Excellent vocal
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#240192 - 02/16/14 07:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: Little Cabin Up On Big Stone Lake [Re: olemon]
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That's some pretty nice "messing around" there. Nice voice, and nice song. Great sentiments.

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#240283 - 02/17/14 09:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: Little Cabin Up On Big Stone Lake [Re: olemon]
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Scott, This is very well sung. The real tracks sound just right. Very nice song. I enjoyed it. Tom

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#240325 - 02/17/14 12:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: Little Cabin Up On Big Stone Lake [Re: tommyad]
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Hi Scott,
Originally Posted By: tommyad
This is very well sung. The real tracks sound just right. Very nice song. I enjoyed it.

So did I.

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#240379 - 02/17/14 03:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: Little Cabin Up On Big Stone Lake [Re: olemon]
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Scott,

Nice one. Just the right grouping of instruments for the song.
"Walleyes in the spring
Mallards in the fall
The summers in between"
... nice imagery... And a well written chorus.

Terrific vocal.

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#240386 - 02/17/14 03:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: Little Cabin Up On Big Stone Lake [Re: olemon]
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I want to just mess around with a mix, very well done; thanks for sharing! Excellent lyrics, and performance!
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#240387 - 02/17/14 03:55 PM [User Showcase] Re: Little Cabin Up On Big Stone Lake [Re: olemon]
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I like story songs that take you back.... good job.
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#240487 - 02/18/14 09:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: Little Cabin Up On Big Stone Lake [Re: olemon]
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Vivid imagery -- which is IMO essential to this type of song. These songs of cherished memories are one of my favorites...sad that we so rarely hear them nowadays. It all works. Thanks for sharing!
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#240511 - 02/18/14 01:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: Little Cabin Up On Big Stone Lake [Re: olemon]
olemon Offline
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Scott, Steve, Tommy, Guenter, Robert, Floyd, Herb, Janice & Bud,


Thanks for the listen and for those generous comments:) I had resolved not to post another song until it was as good as I could make it...well, I may have fallen off the wagon before I got on, so thanks for overlooking the bad notes:)


I'm very happy you found the story and the lyrics meaningful. This one is a bit personal, as I was writing it for my folks, siblings, cousins, aunts and uncles. I was hoping to give them a couple of images that would key their memories, and then they could fill in their own stories. My Grandparents are gone now, but if there's a heaven, there's a lake cabin there, and that's where they are too. Take care.

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#240517 - 02/18/14 02:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: Little Cabin Up On Big Stone Lake [Re: olemon]
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Hi Scott
I enjoyed that very much. As mentioned already the lyrics are full of images which make it easy for us to picture the little cabin. Well done

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#240520 - 02/18/14 03:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: Little Cabin Up On Big Stone Lake [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Scott, what a stunning voice/vocal. As others have already said, the imagery you have painted in words is so beautiful. I could visualize both the cabin and the lake.

I was fortunate enough to have such a picturesque spot at my Aunt Bessie's (Elizabeth's) farm in the Minnesota "Nort' Woods." Your story has breathed new life into my childhood memories. Thank you.

This one goes directly into my "Keeper" folder. I'm ready for your next offering.

Very well done all around.

Btw, our beloved Macster would say: "Don't point out your mistakes. They don't exist until they're spotted." Also, Chet Atkins is oft quoted as saying: "All of my mistakes are intentional!"

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#240538 - 02/18/14 06:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: Little Cabin Up On Big Stone Lake [Re: Don Gaynor]
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I took the liberty of forwarding the SoundClick link to Hayley Oliver who was recently nominated Best Country Female Vocalist In Britain by BCMA. I don't know if the lyrics will withstand a gender change but if anyone could add to the mix, Hayley certainly could. She loved your song, btw.

We'll see what develops.

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#240539 - 02/18/14 06:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: Little Cabin Up On Big Stone Lake [Re: olemon]
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Hi, Scott !:))


I guess most have already been said,
just wanted to add that I just loved your
tune and your vocal that fits it perfectly !:))

Cheers
Dani

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#240544 - 02/18/14 06:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: Little Cabin Up On Big Stone Lake [Re: olemon]
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Scott this one reminds me of when I'm watching the Walton's with my family and everything is just so simple.


Your a Great Songwriter!


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