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#322022 - 12/01/15 06:06 AM [User Showcase] In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video
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My mate Rolf drew this cartoon and lost it on the internet many years ago and this song is based on that cartoon. blush
It is also my first attempt at a video using Crazy Talk Animator 2 and during the long frustrating process I gained an amazing amount of respect for Pat (Marr) and his cartoon for Eddie.

In Peace

Well I've been sitting here dreaming about Christmas
and wondering if it's too late to be good
'cos no matter how hard I try
I just can't seem to comply
with all that's written in all those good books

'cos I like to drink I like to smoke and I definitely like to drive fast
I like to burn the candle at both ends, and the middle
seems Santa on his sleigh always gets lost around my way
'cos I ever never see my fat friend

he sits upon my chimney pot, newspaper in his hand
a cup of coffee resting by his feet
humming to himself Merry Christmas everyone
and saying for heaven's sake can't you leave a man in peace.

the girl next door man she is a cutie,
well she was about forty years ago
she says she still looks after her appearance,
but I say oh no no no no no no
I still have my 6 pack, protected by a thick layer of fat
the only exercise is running the bath
I try to jog my memory about how to be good
but Santa never comes in my house

instead he's sitting upon my chimney pot, newspaper in his hand
a cup of coffee resting by his feet
he's humming to himself Merry Christmas everyone
and saying for heaven's sake can't you leave a man in peace.

he sits upon my chimney pot, newspaper in his hand
a cup of coffee resting by his feet
he's humming to himself Merry Christmas everyone
and saying for heaven's sake can't you leave a man in peace.
Ho, Ho, Ho Merry Christmas.

RealTracks in song: 1682:Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, Fingerpicking Ev 165
RealTracks in song: ~374:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Hank Sw 190
RealTracks in style: ~~525:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Ev 190
RealTracks in song: ~1098:Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm JazzSwingFreddie Sw 190

Vocals via Rode NT2 and Line 6 UX2
backing vocals by The Flab Four
Sleigh bell sample in Fl Studio

Enjoy

Alyn

Happy Christmas to all
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#322153 - 12/01/15 11:28 AM [User Showcase] Re: In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video [Re: gibson]
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Hey Alyn

Another awesome song. Loved the lyrics. Well done. Loved the video too. do I hear a little skiffle in there.


Edited by Scottt709 (12/01/15 11:29 AM)
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#322156 - 12/01/15 11:33 AM [User Showcase] Re: In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video [Re: gibson]
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Very nicely done Sir. I also liked the video and cartoon.

Thanks for sharing it with us.

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#322192 - 12/01/15 12:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video [Re: gibson]
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the girl next door man she is a cutie,
well she was about forty years ago
she says she still looks after her appearance,
but I say oh no no no no no no

Now, that's vintage Gibson!!

This is hilarious! Love the cartoon, the animation, and the song. Gave me a very good (and very needed) laugh!! Take care. Greg

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#322276 - 12/01/15 08:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video [Re: gibson]
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Alyn
Great song, great animations, lots of laughs.
Enjoyed it all the way, especially the girl next door bit
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#322291 - 12/01/15 11:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video [Re: gibson]
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Alyn
That was fun! - liked the video accompaniment and general feel.
Another unique song.

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#322320 - 12/02/15 05:39 AM [User Showcase] Re: In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video [Re: gibson]
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HA!

One of your best writes, Alyn (among so many interesting ones...).

I was chuckling through the whole thing!

"'cos no matter how hard I try
I just can't seem to comply"

"...and the middle"

"...for heaven's sake can't you leave a man in peace."

"...but I say oh no no no no no no" HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

"I still have my 6 pack, protected by a thick layer of fat"

Nuggets.

The "group sing" on the last chorus was really nice!

Nice to have an original Christmas song posted... even if it is anti-Santa... smile

Merry Christmas, to you, sir!

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#322343 - 12/02/15 07:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video [Re: gibson]
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The lyric is wry, clever and laugh out loud funny.
That's a combo one doesn't run across every day!

Somebody mentioned skiffle, a genre I learned a
little about because of my love of the Beatles, and
yep I also think it's there.

Folks have already singled out many great lines so
I won't attempt to compete. Just a "we both like it!"

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#322358 - 12/02/15 08:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video [Re: gibson]
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Hi Alyn,

thanks a lot for this Christmas song
of another kind. The lyrics kept me
laughing all the time. And you
added a great video.
Enjoyed, enjoyed, enjoyed!

Guenter
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#322393 - 12/02/15 10:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video [Re: gibson]
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Merry Christmas Alyn! A very fun song that I really enjoyed (especially the cute video). I'm glad that Christmas songs are starting to come out and you started us off with a lot of humor...thanks for getting us in the mood. Good write, production and I would say that we all have our own definition of "Peace"...thanks for sharing yours.
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#322423 - 12/02/15 11:39 AM [User Showcase] Re: In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video [Re: gibson]
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Hahahaha..... laugh laugh
this is a great song accompanied by a great video!
Funny lyrics, enjoyed everything from the beginning till the end!
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#322441 - 12/02/15 12:44 PM [User Showcase] Re: In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video [Re: gibson]
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Mate your the best. smile
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#322582 - 12/02/15 08:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video [Re: Scott C]
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Originally Posted By: Scottt709
Hey Alyn

Another awesome song. Loved the lyrics. Well done. Loved the video too. do I hear a little skiffle in there.


Glad you enjoyed my foray into video.
Yes I now hear skiffle also, I loved that genre and grew up a-strumming to Lonnie Donegan
thanks for listening

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#322585 - 12/02/15 08:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video [Re: Muzic Trax]
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Originally Posted By: Muzic Trax
Very nicely done Sir. I also liked the video and cartoon.

Thanks for sharing it with us.

Trax


Thank you Sir, blush Glad you enjoyed

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#322587 - 12/02/15 08:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
the girl next door man she is a cutie,
well she was about forty years ago
she says she still looks after her appearance,
but I say oh no no no no no no

Now, that's vintage Gibson!!

This is hilarious! Love the cartoon, the animation, and the song. Gave me a very good (and very needed) laugh!! Take care. Greg


I played the song to the lady in question and she didn't notice the reference, phew *wipes brow* grin

Glad you had a good laugh, always needed these days

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#322589 - 12/02/15 08:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video [Re: VideoTrack]
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Alyn
Great song, great animations, lots of laughs.
Enjoyed it all the way, especially the girl next door bit


I still laugh at that verse myself especially, as I said in my reply to Greg, she didn't notice the reference laugh

Gotta have a laugh!!

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#322592 - 12/02/15 08:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video [Re: PeterF]
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Originally Posted By: PeterF
Alyn
That was fun! - liked the video accompaniment and general feel.
Another unique song.


Cheers mate, so glad you had fun and a laugh

I hope Santa calls round your way, bearing musical gifts!

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#322593 - 12/02/15 08:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
HA!

One of your best writes, Alyn (among so many interesting ones...).

I was chuckling through the whole thing!

"'cos no matter how hard I try
I just can't seem to comply"

"...and the middle"

"...for heaven's sake can't you leave a man in peace."

"...but I say oh no no no no no no" HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

"I still have my 6 pack, protected by a thick layer of fat"

Nuggets.

The "group sing" on the last chorus was really nice!

Nice to have an original Christmas song posted... even if it is anti-Santa... smile

Merry Christmas, to you, sir!

floyd

It wasn't so much anti-Santa more Santa being anti me mad grin

glad you had a laugh!! and a Merry Christmas to you also!!

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#322606 - 12/02/15 09:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video [Re: gibson]
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+1 on all the above.

Usually I skip videos (so I can focus on the music), but I'm glad I didn't on this. laugh
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#322793 - 12/03/15 01:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
The lyric is wry, clever and laugh out loud funny.
That's a combo one doesn't run across every day!

Somebody mentioned skiffle, a genre I learned a
little about because of my love of the Beatles, and
yep I also think it's there.

Folks have already singled out many great lines so
I won't attempt to compete. Just a "we both like it!"

J&B


Thanks for the "laugh aloud funny" I really appreciate that.
So glad you both liked it

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