The Little Things

Posted by: 90 dB

The Little Things - 12/31/15 02:58 AM

A little song to Penelope on our Anniversary. All BIAB except for a little rhythm and 2nd guitar.



https://90dbband.bandcamp.com/track/the-little-things



The Little Things

©2015 Robert Randall Burke


An old guitar
And a beat up car
Just a couple dreamers
Wishin' on a star
We were young and blind
But the world was kind
I never thought
We'd ever get this far.


It's the little things
The little things
That can make a pauper
Feel just like a king
It's the little things
The little things
That make the biggest difference in the world.


Smoky cabarets
California days
Singin' for our supper
In the small cafes
We were young and free
You completed me
And saved me from my
Restless outlaw ways.







Title: The Little Things
File:The Little Things.SGU
Key=C , Tempo 67, Length (m:s)=3:02
No intro. 47 bar chorus, from bar 1 to bar 47. Repeat x1 chorus
No Melody
No Soloist track.
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Song is saved with bar changes for Volume Changes,RealDrums Changes,
Style is _MAN65SL.STY (Slow Country Mandolin Solo[65RS])

RealTracks in style: 366:Bass, Electric, Country Ev 065
RealTracks in style: ~364:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Ev 065
RealTracks in style: ~368:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Ev 065
RealTracks in song: 2033:Mandolin, Soloist CountryAndy Ev 065
RealDrums in style: NashvilleEven16^5-a:Snare, HiHat , b:Snare, Ride














Posted by: olemon

Re: The Little Things - 12/31/15 03:05 AM

Sweet song, Bob. Really liked the 'cabarets...days...cafes.'

Happy New Year!
Posted by: Al-David

Re: The Little Things - 12/31/15 03:35 AM

HI Bob ...

Happy anniversary to you and Penelope!!!

This reminds me of something Ed Bruce would have done in the late 80's. His voice is deeper than yours, but you have a lot of similarities otherwise.

Pretty song! Simple but enough of everything without a lot of stuff to distract from the great vocal and the message. We loved it!

Alan & Di
Posted by: tommyad

Re: The Little Things - 01/01/16 07:22 AM

Bob, I like the melody on this one. Nicely done. Happy Anniversary. Tom
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: The Little Things - 01/01/16 01:11 PM

A terrific write, Robert...

You are a master at painting perfect pictures in so few words. This fits our story as well as it does yours (though ours took place on the East Coast - Florida to Philly)...

Happy Anniversary!

How about letting Penelope play bass on one of these?.... (does she sing???)

I like it!

fj
Posted by: Scott C

Re: The Little Things - 01/01/16 03:17 PM

Very nice tune. Excellent lyrics. Well done
Posted by: PeterF

Re: The Little Things - 01/01/16 07:46 PM

Bob
A nice heartfelt tune - and a pretty melody with a catchy chorus.
Posted by: SRP

Re: The Little Things - 01/02/16 05:48 AM

Nice lyrics Bob! You did a good job in writing this one. I enjoyed the tune and your vocals. Yeah, just the little things made the difference in this song.
Sonny
Posted by: Greg Johnson

Re: The Little Things - 01/02/16 10:12 AM

Sweet song Bob!! Lots of nice images, lots of warmth. Vocal is sweet, and mix is very good. You've been on a roll my friend!! Take care. Greg
Posted by: Guitarhacker

Re: The Little Things - 01/02/16 10:41 AM

Nice song. Good story there.
Posted by: Charlie Fogle

Re: The Little Things - 01/02/16 10:43 AM

It's a great day when all the little things come together -


Both in song and in life.


No little thing here, just another top notch song.

Happy Anniversary.
Posted by: 90 dB

Re: The Little Things - 01/03/16 04:19 AM

Scott,

Thanks for listening.


Al & Di,

Thanks. Ed Bruce was great.


Tom,

Thanks for the listen.


fj,

Thanks.


Scott,

Thanks for the kind comment.


Peter,

Thanks for listening.


Sonny,

Thanks. Lyrics come easily when you're writing in the first person.


Greg,

Thanks to BIAB, 2015 was a prolific year.


Herb,

Thanks for the listen.


Charlie,

Thank you. Our real Anniversary is the 25th, but I have another song for that day!

Happy New Year to all.


Regards,

Bob
Posted by: ROG

Re: The Little Things - 01/03/16 07:38 AM

Hi Bob.

Another country classic!

Great choice of instruments and I always like the way you get so much emotion into the vocals.

Perfect arrangement and mix.

ROG.
Posted by: Don Gaynor

Re: The Little Things - 01/03/16 07:47 AM

Bob, beautiful throughout!

Joanne and I just observed number 55 on December 31st. I was on Xmas leave from Basic Training in Fort Ord, California.

Don
Posted by: 90 dB

Re: The Little Things - 01/03/16 12:14 PM

Originally Posted By: ROG
Hi Bob.

Another country classic!

Great choice of instruments and I always like the way you get so much emotion into the vocals.

Perfect arrangement and mix.

ROG.



Hey Professor. Thanks for the listen and the kind words.

Regards,

Bob
Posted by: 90 dB

Re: The Little Things - 01/03/16 12:16 PM

Originally Posted By: Don Gaynor
Bob, beautiful throughout!

Joanne and I just observed number 55 on December 31st. I was on Xmas leave from Basic Training in Fort Ord, California.

Don



Don -

Thanks for the listen. Happy Anniversary to you too!




Regards,

Bob
Posted by: RichMac

Re: The Little Things - 01/03/16 12:30 PM

Totally delightful and beautifully done.
Very much enjoyed this. Cheers.
Posted by: 90 dB

Re: The Little Things - 01/05/16 02:21 AM

Originally Posted By: RichMac
Totally delightful and beautifully done.
Very much enjoyed this. Cheers.



Rich,

Thanks for listening and the nice comment.


Regards,

Bob
Posted by: Kemmrich

Re: The Little Things - 01/05/16 03:13 AM

Mighty fine tune with a wonderful message. Nice arrangement -- just right. I enjoyed my early morning listen. Sounds like a pro recording to me.
Posted by: Janice & Bud

Re: The Little Things - 01/05/16 07:02 AM

"It's the little things
The little things
That can make a pauper
Feel just like a king
It's the little things
The little things
That make the biggest difference in the world."

Amen....something the two of us have
lived for 35 years.

This is a wonderfully arranged, produced and sung
tribute that we both enjoyed...a lot.

J&B
Posted by: 90 dB

Re: The Little Things - 01/05/16 09:21 AM

Originally Posted By: Kemmrich
Mighty fine tune with a wonderful message. Nice arrangement -- just right. I enjoyed my early morning listen. Sounds like a pro recording to me.




Kevin,

Thanks for the listen and comments.

Regards,

Bob
Posted by: 90 dB

Re: The Little Things - 01/05/16 09:24 AM

Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
"It's the little things
The little things
That can make a pauper
Feel just like a king
It's the little things
The little things
That make the biggest difference in the world."

Amen....something the two of us have
lived for 35 years.

This is a wonderfully arranged, produced and sung
tribute that we both enjoyed...a lot.

J&B






J&B,

Thanks for listening and the kind remarks. We're coming up on 39. (I was a child groom). grin


Regards,

Bob