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#456211 - 02/07/18 08:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: My FAWM 2018 songs [Re: JoanneCooper]
Janice & Bud Offline
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Listened to all three posted.

There's a lot to like in them...even if they weren't so rapidly written!

I like the way you are presenting them with live video.

Nice!

J&B

PS The uke is supper cool!
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#456565 - 02/09/18 01:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: My FAWM 2018 songs [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Floyd, Noel, Janice and Bud and Lawrence. Thanks for listening and commenting. I appreciate it.

I hit a bit of a "road block" the other day when another FAWMer sent me some lyrics that I just couldn't do anything with (no matter what I tried). I eventually recorded a rather dark Elvis Costello "I want you" type of thing which was rather awful and I wont even post here or on FAWM.

Anyway Sam is on a roll and just listening to the marvelous stuff he is delivering helped motivate me to get back in the saddle. So here are the next three.

The first one is just a little bit of fun (and rather suggestive for me!). It is called "Hey Hey What do you say"



Lyrics
Hey hey what do you say?
lets get away
Why should we stay?

My my how we can fly
just you and I
if we only try

Hey leave a little light on, leave an little love on for me
Baby gotta get our love on, gottta get a light on for me

Oh oh what do we know
where this will go?
if we dont go slow

Hey Hey is getting late
hey sugar hey
what do you say?

chorus

oh oh its just you and me
I like what i see
What will it be?

Hey hey come into my bed
The nights still ahead
You hear what I said?

Tracks:
RealTracks in style: ~592:Bass, Acoustic Bluegrass Doc Ev 100
RealTracks in style: 2546:Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm OldTime Ev16 110
RealTracks in style: 2545:Banjo, Clawhammer, Rhythm OldTime Ev16 110
RealTracks in song: ~~362:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Ev 085
RealDrums in Song: PopAmericanEv^1-a:SS 1/2 BB, b:Snare Half BB

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#456567 - 02/09/18 01:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: My FAWM 2018 songs [Re: JoanneCooper]
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The second is a classic country song around the "She has no luck with men and has turned into an alcoholic" type of thing. No video for this one as I followed my normal production technique which included using a pop filter, comping the vocal from various takes, tuning the vocal and not playing the guitar while recording vocals, (all of which make making a live video type thing a lot harder!)

So here is the soundcloud link.

HE'S TAKEN TOMORROW

Lyrics:
She walked through the door
and sat at the table
looked out of the window
there were tears in her eyes

Said I thought I had found
Someone who is able
To give me the love I
I always thought 1 deserved

and i think I know
whats coming my way
I think I know
what she's going to say

And the circle turns on
and each time it goes
It leaves her more broken
And everyone knows

The tide always turns
And the water runs out
he's taken tomorrow
And he's taken her heart

She looks in her handbag
I'm wondering why
pulls out a mirror
and looks in her own eyes

And then changes her mind
and pulls out a bottle
I make out a shudder
as she tries to hold out

and i think I know
Whats shes going through
and i think I know
What I need to do

Tracks:
RealTracks in style: ~700:Bass, Electric, PopHalfNotesPush Ev 085
RealTracks in style: ~365:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Ev 085
RealTracks in style: ~362:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Ev 085
RealTracks in style: 1875:Mandolin, Soloist CountryAndy Ev 085
RealDrums in style: NashvilleEven8^2-a:Sidestick, HiHat , b:Snare, HiHat
RT363:Pedal Steel, Background Ev 085
RT689:Organ, B3, Background Pop Ev 085

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#456570 - 02/09/18 01:25 AM [User Showcase] Re: My FAWM 2018 songs [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Last one for now..

These lyrics were submitted by the incredible lyricist Liz Petty. Just a sweet little lullaby..

LOVE SONG SINGS

Lyrics and chords:
(G) (D) (G) (D)
light of (Em) stars
take (D) hold
shine (C) away
glow..(G) bright

stay (Em) strong
be (D) bold...
be (C) soft...
to(G)night

oh...(C) light of stars
shine ton(D)ight

C
ohh..oh..
(G) star lights (C) shine
(Em) dream wings (C) fly
(G) love song (D) sings
(G) sweet lull(D)abies

(G) love song (D) sings
(G) (D)

V2
wings of (Em) dreams
take (D) hold
fly (C) away...
soar (G) high...

stay (Em) strong
be (D) bold...
be (C) free...
to(G) night

oh..(C) wings of dreams
fly to(D) night
ohh..oh..

(G) star lights (C) shine
(Em) dream wings (C) fly
(G) love song (D) sings
(G) sweet lull(D)abies

(G) love song (D) sings
(G) (D)


V3
song of (Em) love
take (D) hold
sing (C) away
play (G) nigh

stay (Em) strong
be (D) bold...
be (C) kind...
ton(G) ight

ohh.. (C) songs of love
sing to(D)night

oh..(C) wings of dreams
fly to(D) night

ohh..oh..

(G) star lights (C) shine
(Em) dream wings (C) fly

(G) love song (D) sings
(G) sweet lull(D)abies

(G) love song (D) sings
(G) dream wings (D) fly

(G) as star light (D) shines
(G) for you to(D)night

(G) love song (D) sings
(G) sweet lull(D)abies

Tracks:
RealTracks in style: ~518:Bass, Electric, Pop HalfNotes Ev 085
RealTracks in style: ~542:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Dreamy Ev 085
RealTracks in style: 2820:Harp, Rhythm ClassicalSlow8ths Ev 085
RT1814:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking CelticAir Ev 085
RT2511:Violin, Background PopEvenHigh Ev 120 (1TrackStringQu

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#456654 - 02/09/18 02:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: My FAWM 2018 songs [Re: JoanneCooper]
Robertkc Offline
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He`s Taken Tomorrow is a real heart tugger - well told story with a chorus that sounds like classic country . The organ works well and your vocals beautiful... they`re pretty good on the spontaneous Hey Hey too;jumping into an unfamiliar style a good way to loosen the cogs!
I`m a big lullaby fan: Love Song Sings is gorgeous and my favourite of these three ...ooh those overlapping vocal lines just floated me away.

Robert

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#456675 - 02/09/18 04:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: My FAWM 2018 songs [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Joanne,

Love Song Sings sounds great. You've captured the lullaby feel really well. It's a very restful sound that you've created. Kudos to you and Liz!

Regards,
Noel
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#456828 - 02/10/18 12:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: My FAWM 2018 songs [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Registered: 03/02/13
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Hi, Jo !:))

I listened to all of them
and they are all good
and you sound excellent on
all of them !

If I have to pick a favourite
I guess it would be Love Song Sings !!

Good luck with FAWM !!!!
Keep my thumbs up for you !!

Cheers
Dani

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#459018 - Today at 07:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: My FAWM 2018 songs [Re: JoanneCooper]
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I had a little bit of "fawmus interuptus" when I went to Egypt with 12 wonderful ladies from university and from school. What an amazing trip and definitely one that I can recommend. For those who are Facebook friends there are some quick videos I made on my page.

So the long and the short of it is that I don't think I am going to get to 14. (I also had someone contact me about producing a few songs for her...so now I guess I am a producer, starting on Monday!!)

Anyway, here are two that I wrote today. The lyrics were provided by the wonderful and prolific Liz Petty.

AH HA MOMENT

Lyrics:
V1
when you realize
cola with chocolate ice cream
tastes better than
root beer floats

when you realize
rainbows with summer down pours
are better than
either alone

C1
it's a little ah-ha moment
one that takes us by surprise
just a little ah-ha moment
ah-ha that brings delight

V2
when you realize
others' needs joys successes
are better for
all to own

when you realize
hard work that brings real change
is better than
what is known

C2
it's a little ah-ha moment
one that takes us by surprise
just a little ah-ha moment
ah-ha that brings delight

V3
when you realize
women open hearts to give
are better for
love to grow

when you realize
passion with lifetime lovers
is better than
leaving home

C3
it's a little ah-ha moment
one that takes us by surprise
just a little ah-ha moment
ah-ha that brings delight

it's a special ah-ha moment
one that takes us by its weight
a very special ah-ha moment
ah-ha that brings us strength

it's a little ah-ha moment
one that takes us by surprise
just a little ah-ha moment
ah-ha that brings delight

Tracks:
RealTracks in style: ~1136:Bass, Acoustic-Guitar, FolkSwing Sw 110
RealTracks in style: ~1142:Ukulele, Strumming FolkSwing Sw 110
RealDrums in style: NashvilleBrushesHillbillySwing: a: Sidestick, Brushesb: Brushes, Stick
RT2706:Ukulele, Rhythm FolkSwingBallad Sw 085

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#459019 - Today at 07:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: My FAWM 2018 songs [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Here is the second one I wrote today. Lyrics by Liz Petty.

I WOULD HAVE

V1
remember the time
we waterskied in the rain?
had I known it was the last time
I would have gone around again
I would have jumped more wakes
I would have

V2
remember the time
we swam in the Adriatic Sea?
had I known it was the last time
I would have jumped from thirty feet high
and would have swam until moon rose
I would have

C
I would have loved you
more fully and fiercely
I would have taken
more vulnerable risks
I would have let you in closer
I would have opened my soul deeper
as we kissed

V3
remember the time
we made love beneath August stars?
had I known it was the last time
I would have let down my guard
and kissed you slowly
I would have

V4
remember the time
we parted but promised to return?
had I known it was the last time
I never would have agreed to those terms
I would have asked you to stay
I would have

C
I would have loved you
more fully and fiercely
I would have taken
more vulnerable risks
I would have let you in closer
I would have opened my soul deeper
as we kissed

Realtracks:
RealTracks in style: ~700:Bass, Electric, PopHalfNotesPush Ev 085
RealTracks in style: ~365:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Ev 085
RealTracks in style: ~362:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Ev 085
RealTracks in style: 1875:Mandolin, Soloist CountryAndy Ev 085
RealDrums in style: NashvilleEven8^2-a:Sidestick, HiHat , b:Snare, HiHat
RT363:Pedal Steel, Background Ev 085
RT689:Organ, B3, Background Pop Ev 085

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#459025 - Today at 08:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: My FAWM 2018 songs [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Loc: South Africa
Feedback from someone on FAWM said "I Would Have" would be much better with just piano and strings so I just quickly substituted the tracks and produced this version. Completely different! Isnt BIAB amazing?

I WOULD HAVE (PIANO VERSION)

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#459037 - Today at 09:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: My FAWM 2018 songs [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Registered: 09/09/17
Posts: 228
Loc: Virginia
Hi Joanne, Nice to hear of your wanderings. What a great adventure. Love this song "I Would Have" has a really great message. My favorite is your first recording with all the other instruments. Of course it's my personal preference of a more folky country sound. Nice vocals also.

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