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#240876 - 02/21/14 04:26 PM [User Showcase] The Dance Of A Man In Love
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I'm not much of a dancer.
My wife always gives me "that look"...

Oh well...


THE DANCE OF A MAN IN LOVE

just because i've got two left feet
doesn't mean that i can't dance
i may be a simple man
doesn't mean i don't feel romance
fred astaire and arthur murray
ain't got nothing on me
when i dance the dance of a man in love
and let my heart take the lead

i don't know the cotton-eyed joe
two steps are too many for me
it's all i can do to walk the line
so dancing one ain't meant to be
i don't need to spin, slap my boots and slide
or count to four while watching my feet
when i dance the dance of a man in love
and let my heart take the lead

(bridge)
we'll just stand in one place, hold each other tight
while the world goes waltzing by
sway to and fro while the stars do-si-do
and the moon does an allemande right
it's all just one big dance, you and me in the middle
love's the only music we need
when i dance of a man in love
and let my heart take the lead

just because i've got two left feet
doesn't mean that we can't dance...



The band....

RealTracks in style: 521:Bass, Electric, Pop Syncopated Ev 136
RealTracks in style: 2021:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm CountryBalladJohn Ev 120
RealTracks in song: ~~365:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Ev 085
RealTracks in song: ~~1678:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking CountryBrent Sw 085
RealTracks in song: ~409:Fiddle, Background George Ev 085
RealTracks in song: ~363:Pedal Steel, Background Ev 085
RealDrums in style: NashvilleEven8^2-a:Sidestick, HiHat , b:Snare, HiHat

... and the orchestra...
RealTracks in song: 1856:Cello, Background PopCountry Ev 085
MIDI SuperTracks in song: 2058:Strings, Rhythm CelticAir Ev 085
Hi-Q 050 01 Strings, Ensemble, Movie SampleTank.tgs
MIDI SuperTracks in song: 2060:Strings, Rhythm PopCountry Ev 120
Hi-Q 049 01 Strings, Ensemble, Chamber SampleTank.tgs
I added another small string part from my Yamaha P-85

Comments encouraged.
Have at it.

floyd
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#240882 - 02/21/14 05:48 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Dance Of A Man In Love [Re: floyd jane]
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Man, you are at it AGAIN!!
Another superb country ballad.
As I am one of those guys who just cannot dance - my kids call it "Dad Dancing" and you can guess what it looks like - this is going to be my anthem to Val.
A great production and there you go again slipping in those nice m7b5 chords just when I least expect it.
Wonderful stuff, Floyd.
Thank you
Cheers
ian
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#240885 - 02/21/14 06:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Dance Of A Man In Love [Re: sixchannel]
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Floyd,

Another awesome production.... Tremendous, as usual!

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#240889 - 02/21/14 06:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Dance Of A Man In Love [Re: floyd jane]
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Floyd, another keeper, my friend!

You definitely are a talented wordsmith. Thanks for posting this work. We all learn by your excellent example.

If you're anything like me, you were too busy making the music for other people to dance to to learn how myself. (That's my story and I'm sticking with it).

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#240901 - 02/21/14 07:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Dance Of A Man In Love [Re: floyd jane]
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Floyd, nice number, liked the strings in the intro and throughout. Great lyrics. All put together with a smooth country feel. Thanks for sharing.
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#240913 - 02/22/14 01:06 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Dance Of A Man In Love [Re: floyd jane]
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Floyd, This is what you call smart country. Great lyrics that tell the story and make you think at the same time. I liked the observations on line dancing. I've always watched from the perspective of the bandstand and thought there was something very odd about that craze. Like Ian that one chord f#m made me sit up a little straighter and listen a little harder. Brilliant change. The only thing I didn't like was it ended too soon. That may be because I liked it so much. Another super job.

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#240916 - 02/22/14 02:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Dance Of A Man In Love [Re: floyd jane]
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Every time I think you can't get any better, you up and do this. Great work, love the back ground strings, so well mastered, and as always the vocal is outstanding! Thanks for sharing!
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#240926 - 02/22/14 06:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Dance Of A Man In Love [Re: floyd jane]
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+1 to everything that's been said. Another one for the Bootleg CD.


Regards,


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#240933 - 02/22/14 08:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Dance Of A Man In Love [Re: floyd jane]
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Just wonderful Floyd

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#240941 - 02/22/14 09:34 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Dance Of A Man In Love [Re: floyd jane]
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Cool tune. I like the chord you use in the 6th line in the verse. Most folks would not have considered that. Nice choice.


And yeah...BTW, I don't dance either. Not in any semblance of normality.


Edited by Guitarhacker (02/22/14 09:35 AM)
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#240961 - 02/22/14 10:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Dance Of A Man In Love [Re: floyd jane]
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Hi Floyd,

you did it again. Great composition and performance.
Just beautiful. I can't get enough of those strings.

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#241043 - 02/23/14 04:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Dance Of A Man In Love [Re: floyd jane]
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Hi, Floyd !:))


How on earth did you manage to get
two left feet ? .....(chuckle)!
Well, honestly, this is one of your
best without doubt ! I just love
the variety and how nice you get
everything to blend .....!:))


Cheers
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#241048 - 02/23/14 06:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Dance Of A Man In Love [Re: floyd jane]
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really enjoyed that, sung with passion. thanks for sharing your talent
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#241159 - 02/23/14 09:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Dance Of A Man In Love [Re: floyd jane]
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Really nice work, as usual Floyd!! Someone else pointed out an unconventional chord change. Definitely caught my attention but worked very well musically. Beautiful concept, beautifully delivered!! Take care. Greg

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#241165 - 02/23/14 09:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Dance Of A Man In Love [Re: floyd jane]
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great lyrics!

tight arrangement, lots of tracks and nothing gets in the way of the song

and I love the outro!

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#241169 - 02/23/14 10:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Dance Of A Man In Love [Re: floyd jane]
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Ian - I like that "Dad Dancing".... you obviously know what I'm talking about... It does amaze me that you can pick out that m7b5...

Curt - thanks for the listen and the nice comment...

Don - Always nice to have you drop by for a listen...Yeah... let's both stick to that story!...

Trevor - thanks for giving this one a go...Appreciate it...
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#241200 - 02/24/14 08:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Dance Of A Man In Love [Re: floyd jane]
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Floyd,

I used to think I could dance but it was just the beer talking.

As guitarhacker wrote that chord change in line 6 is unexpected and perfect.

I do like the lines:
Love's the only music we need
when i dance of a man in love
and let my heart take the lead

Another Floyd masterpiece laugh

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#241222 - 02/24/14 01:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Dance Of A Man In Love [Re: floyd jane]
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Tom - don't you wish "smart country" ruled the airwaves? Actually, I always thought Line Dancing made a lot of sense. You don't need a partner and everyone's your partner (and it's easy enough that even two-left-footer can do it). Women don't need their husbands to dance - and they can dance with their friends - which they'd rather do anyway... smile Thanks for the nice words...

Robert - very nice of you to say. I appreciate it.

Bob - are we getting close to Dylan's 41? Talk about resting on your laurels!!!!

Josie - thanks.

Herb - thanks. F#m7b5
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#241223 - 02/24/14 01:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Dance Of A Man In Love [Re: floyd jane]
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Guenter - Thank you. If the strings are "right enough" for you too mention, then I've have to say I'm pleased...

Dani - okay, buddy, you are going to have to come up with a new line... you've used that "one of your best" far too many times smile
Thank you for that!

Steve - thanks.

Greg - appreciate it. every now and then you just have to throw in something a bit different, dontcha?

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#241228 - 02/24/14 03:17 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Dance Of A Man In Love [Re: floyd jane]
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Nice relaxed style. Crisp production and I particularly like the bass in this one. Cheers.
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