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#372476 - 10/31/16 07:31 AM [User Showcase] Tomorrow I'll Be Fine
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Not so long ago, I wrote a post analysing Ira Gershwin's lyrics for his brother's melody, "I Got Rhythm". That post can be found at this link if anyone is interested.

As a result of the above post, I found myself stuck with "I Got Ryhthm" endlessly recycling through my mind. In the end, and in an effort to remove it from my brain, I decided to use it as a starting place for a composition. I wrote the lyrics first and then added music.

Here's the result...




Also, in case anyone is interested, I've put together a reasonably detailed explanation of how I used Ira Gershwin's lyric format for "I Got Rhythm" to create the lyrics for "Tomorrow I'll Be Fine". The explanation can be found at this link.

Please feel free to comment on any aspect of the song, its writing and its production.

Thank you for taking the time,
Noel


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1871: Fiddle, Soloist WesternSwingAndy Sw 165
1710: Guitar, Electric, Soloist WesternSwingBrent Sw 165

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Lyrics...
[VERSE]
Whenever Life makes me stumble
Takes me by surprise
I close my eyes
Breathe deep
And think about the things that keep me going
That make this journey a good one

[REFRAIN]
Give me sunshine
Give me blue sky
Give me freedom
And tomorrow I'll be fine

Give me good friends
Love and family
Give me laughter
And tomorrow I'll be fine

This life's a priceless treasure
By every measure
It's a bold adventure that beckons like wine

Give me a sunrise
And a thankful outlook
As long as I've got air to breathe
Tomorrow I'll be fine
Tomorrow I will be fine

[INSTRUMENTAL]

Give me good friends
Love and family
Give me laughter
And tomorrow I'll be fine

This life's a priceless treasure
By every measure
It's a bold adventure that beckons like wine

Give me a sunrise
And a thankful outlook
As long as I've got air to breathe
Tomorrow I'll be fine
Tomorrow I will be fine

[TAG]
Give me a new morning sunrise
And a thankful outlook
As long as I've got air to breathe
Tomorrow I'll be fine
Tomorrow I will be fine
Yes tomorrow I will be fine

©2016 Noel Adams, words and music, all rights reserved.
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#372479 - 10/31/16 07:36 AM [User Showcase] Re: Tomorrow I'll Be Fine [Re: Noel96]
Scott C Offline
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Very cool tune Noel. I loved this tune. This brought back memories of high school. Each year we would put on a play i.e. My Fair Lady, Oliver and this tune reminded my of the songs we did in those plays. Loved the lyric and vocal..
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#372483 - 10/31/16 07:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: Tomorrow I'll Be Fine [Re: Noel96]
VideoTrack Offline
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Excellent Noel, Uplifting and colorful.

The harmonies worked really well.

Great choice, great writing, great instrumentation.

I really liked the way your brought the melody in after the first verse

This is a real toe-tapper.

Trev
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#372484 - 10/31/16 07:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: Tomorrow I'll Be Fine [Re: Noel96]
BlueAttitude Offline
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Good song! The spoken word intro is a nice touch and good lyrics and vocal. Nice arrangement of the instrumental part too!
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#372510 - 10/31/16 11:36 AM [User Showcase] Re: Tomorrow I'll Be Fine [Re: Noel96]
Robertkc Offline
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Noel,

You write among the most positive lyrics around - this song is so singalong happy its as refreshing as hearing the kids at my son`s school singing on the bus!
I`m not saying there aren`t sophisticated elements- the "life`s a priceless treasure" refrain is a lovely part of the melody, and the whole production very professional, as usual.
I especially enjoyed the swing guitar/fiddle instrumental break.
Happy listens!

Robert

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#372527 - 10/31/16 01:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: Tomorrow I'll Be Fine [Re: Noel96]
David Snyder Offline
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Great song Noel! Loved the lyrics, vocals are perfect, and production is outstanding. Really enjoyed it!
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#372535 - 10/31/16 01:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: Tomorrow I'll Be Fine [Re: Noel96]
Will B - PG Music Offline
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Registered: 09/15/16
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Wow I love that explanation post! So fascinating and detailed. Awesome job, Noel, this is a real nice tune. Very cheerful, a perfect way to stave off rainy day blues over here smile
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#372564 - 10/31/16 04:41 PM [User Showcase] Re: Tomorrow I'll Be Fine [Re: Scott C]
Noel96 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Scottt709
Very cool tune Noel. I loved this tune. This brought back memories of high school. Each year we would put on a play i.e. My Fair Lady, Oliver and this tune reminded my of the songs we did in those plays. Loved the lyric and vocal..


Hi Scott,

Thank you for passing through. I appreciate the support! I'm a fan of My Fair Lady and Oliver... great musicals. I reckon that My Fair Lady is one of the best ever written. I'm glad my song helped bring back some good memories!

All the best,
Noel
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#372571 - 10/31/16 05:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: Tomorrow I'll Be Fine [Re: Scott C]
Greg Johnson Offline
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Originally Posted By: Scottt709
Very cool tune Noel. I loved this tune. This brought back memories of high school. Each year we would put on a play i.e. My Fair Lady, Oliver and this tune reminded my of the songs we did in those plays. Loved the lyric and vocal..


I agree. Positive and delightful!! I can really hear this one in a musical. It really has that quality. Like Gershwin's "Who could ask for anything more?" Wonderful listen-the production is clean and beautifully executed. Great stuff!! Take care. Greg

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#372585 - 10/31/16 07:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: Tomorrow I'll Be Fine [Re: Noel96]
animarorecords Offline
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Loc: Aichi, Japan
Hello, Noel

I also agree. Positive and delightful! It is a very good song as a musical tune or may not. The modulation and the dominant motions of the bridge and the deceptive cadence of the end of the melody are wonderful and very Gershwin-like. The choice of the instruments at interlude is perfect. The mixing is very clean and beautiful and your vocal is very nice.
I enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best Regards.

Shigeki Adachi

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#372613 - 11/01/16 12:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: Tomorrow I'll Be Fine [Re: Noel96]
gibson Offline
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Loc: wales
Noel,
How different our songs are!
You spend hours perfecting a masterpiece and are able to explain the technique you use. Incredible!
You MUST be a teacher to be able to dissect a song as you do and then explain it in a way that I can understand!

AND then produce such a clear mix!
Sounds great here in Wales.

Well done, Noel.

excellent

Alyn
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#372618 - 11/01/16 12:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: Tomorrow I'll Be Fine [Re: Noel96]
PeterF Offline
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Loc: Sydney Australia
Noel,

Great vibe and a uplifting catchy tune. Excellent lesson in songwriting and an interesting analysis of what you did here.
Really well done (the song stays in your head).

Peter

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#372629 - 11/01/16 04:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: Tomorrow I'll Be Fine [Re: VideoTrack]
Noel96 Offline
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Originally Posted By: VideoTrack
Excellent Noel, Uplifting and colorful.

The harmonies worked really well.

Great choice, great writing, great instrumentation.

I really liked the way your brought the melody in after the first verse

This is a real toe-tapper.

Trev


Thanks, Trev. Appreciate the feedback.

I wasn't expecting this particular songwriting journey to be as productive as it has turned out to be! Everything seemed to fall into place pretty well. For the harmony, I had a little help with Melodyne - it's a great program and much more reliable than my background vocals!

All the best,
Noel
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#372757 - 11/02/16 04:18 AM [User Showcase] Re: Tomorrow I'll Be Fine [Re: BlueAttitude]
Noel96 Offline
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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Good song! The spoken word intro is a nice touch and good lyrics and vocal. Nice arrangement of the instrumental part too!


Hi Dave,

Thanks for taking the time. I appreciate it.

Regards,
Noel
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#372758 - 11/02/16 04:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: Tomorrow I'll Be Fine [Re: Robertkc]
Noel96 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Noel,

You write among the most positive lyrics around - this song is so singalong happy its as refreshing as hearing the kids at my son`s school singing on the bus!
I`m not saying there aren`t sophisticated elements- the "life`s a priceless treasure" refrain is a lovely part of the melody, and the whole production very professional, as usual.
I especially enjoyed the swing guitar/fiddle instrumental break.
Happy listens!

Robert


Hi Robert,

Thank you for the comments! Band In A Box is such an amazing tool. I never tire of using it and it really has given me a whole new lease on life! I could never write these kind of songs without it. I'm glad that Dr Gannon invented such an amazing program.

Thanks for dropping in.

All the best,
Noel
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