Die seewind bring Heimwee
This is a very nostalgic Afrikaans song. The lyrics translate roughly to the following:
The sea washes over the beaches, waves come and go with the tide.
My heart is full of yearning, the sea breeze brings nostalgia to me (or makes me home sick).
I constantly think about you, thus remains your love for me true always and ever, the sea breeze ....
Bridge: Dusky evenings? quiet longing, these are my prayers: come back to me...
and then just the same lyrics in slightly different word nuances.
It was a challenge at first to make the melody part to play the actual melody, as both BAIB and RB seem to only generate new melodies. My workflow was as follows:
I hummed the melody and recorded it in Real Band. Then used Real Band's Edit>Pitch Transpose Midi music to "midify" the tune. I used Piano roll to correct and adjust and finally applied Midi Super tracks to create the string Ensemble melody.
I thought that the calypso style accordion and the congas would create the right nostalgic feel for the song and I I initially wanted to have the melody also in accordion, but couldn't find an appropriate track so I settled for the strings. The reverb on the vocals might be a little over the top?
Please listen to, comment and constructively criticise.
Thanks for your time.