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#102982 - 01/22/11 02:57 PM [User Showcase] "Broken Heart Of Blue"
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Here's a song I wrote in 1992 - I never recorded it until now. It's kind of a folk-rock/indie tune. This was done in BIAB with all RT's. Thanks for listening - hope you enjoy!

Bob

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Broken Heart Of Blue

I'd take the rain forever
If I could just see you tonight
I'd close my eyes in silence
If I failed to make it right

Chorus:
I'd never leave you
I'd never try
Not to see your point of view
I'd never let you feel the pain
Of a broken heart of blue

I'd give away my secrets
If I could only hold you near
I'd make my way through darkness
If my light should disappear

Chorus:
I'd never resist you
I'd never let
My love become untrue
I'd never weave you tears
Spun from a broken heart of blue

I'd turn away in sorrow
If I sensed it in your eyes
I'd try to be discreet
If it caught me by surprise

Chorus:
I'd never doubt you
I'd never forget
The love I thought I knew
I'd never make you face yourself
With a broken heart of blue

Repeat first chorus - end
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#102983 - 01/22/11 06:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: "Broken Heart Of Blue" [Re: rsdean]
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Hi Bob,

I really like this song. The lyrics worked for me. Thirty years ago, I went to a Bob Dylan concert and the moment you started singing this song, I was back at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne listening to Dylan.

All the best,
Noel
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#102984 - 01/22/11 10:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: "Broken Heart Of Blue" [Re: Noel96]
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Noel,

Thank you so much for the great compliment - means a lot.

Bob
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#102985 - 01/23/11 12:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: "Broken Heart Of Blue" [Re: rsdean]
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As usual, you've got a great turn of phrase here.
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#102986 - 01/23/11 08:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: "Broken Heart Of Blue" [Re: dcuny]
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David, thanks - much appreciated.

Bob
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#102987 - 01/26/11 02:26 PM [User Showcase] Re: "Broken Heart Of Blue" [Re: rsdean]
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Very nice song! Well produced, thanks for sharing!


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#102988 - 01/26/11 07:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: "Broken Heart Of Blue" [Re: PgFantastic]
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Robert, thanks for listening and your kind words.

Bob
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#102989 - 01/27/11 04:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: "Broken Heart Of Blue" [Re: rsdean]
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Nice one Bob! Reminded me not only of Dylan but also Neil Young, in terms of the nice loping rhythm and harmonica parts. You're a cool lyric writer by the way and the music was a spot on match for those here.

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#102990 - 01/27/11 06:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: "Broken Heart Of Blue" [Re: Skyline]
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John, I really appreciate your comments - very kind of you. Thank you!

Bob
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#102991 - 02/01/11 06:34 AM [User Showcase] Re: "Broken Heart Of Blue" [Re: rsdean]
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Great song. Do you perform live with Band in a box?

Regards Jon

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#102992 - 02/01/11 08:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: "Broken Heart Of Blue" [Re: jon47]
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Jon, thanks. No, I have not performed live in years.

Bob
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Notation Enhancements in Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows!

There are Notation Enhancements in the NEW Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows! These include:
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