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#376880 - 11/25/16 05:29 PM [User Showcase] Storm Boy
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Storm Boy

Here`s a Canadian folk song based on characters in W.O Mitchell`s novel Who Has Seen The Wind, about a young lad growing up on the prairies.
I hope you enjoy!

Key=C , Tempo 106, Length (m:s)=4:33
8 bar intro, 109 bar chorus, from bar 9 to bar 117. Repeat x1 chorus
No Melody
No Soloist track.
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Style is _BCJG110.STY (Boom Chick Joe Solo Guitars 110)

RealTracks in song: ~685:Harmonica, Background Pop Ev 120
RealTracks in style: 2518:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking BoomChickJoe Ev16 110 (Simple)
RealTracks in style: 2517:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking BoomChickHighJoe Ev16 110 (Simple)
RealDrums in style: CountryTrain: a: Brushes Soft b: Brushes Hard


Storm Boy

he paddles dirt road rivers in a leaf canoe
rides the rails wearing hobo`s shoes
sails all the oceans on the school house globe
from cottonwood rigging in waves of snow
over the prairie sea

like a dust devil driven on the toe of the wind
he runs to where the big wires sing
and the crazy captain living alone
waits for the lord to rain fire and brimstone
over the prairie sea

you know he`s never been
but everyday the wind
fills the sail of his soul
keep one eye on the captain
an ear to the crows
the storm boy knows what he knows

the captain had a name crows stole away
says they`ve got to give it back come judgement day
"storm boy you come on a fury of wind
beaten from the Angel Gabriel`s wings"
over the prairie sea

you know he`s never been
but everyday the wind
fills the sail of his soul
keep one eye on the captain
an ear to the crows
the storm boy knows what he knows

there`s a man living in a box called The Ark
with a stowaway boy sailing through the dark
he sees the light in a leaf the magic of a toad
the sadness of paper blown down a road
over the prairie sea

you know he`s never been
but every day the wind
fills the sail of his soul
keep one eye on the captain
an ear to the crows
the storm boy knows what he knows


© Robert Cordrey Jan.1996






Edited by Robertkc (11/26/16 07:46 PM)

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#377183 - 11/26/16 12:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: Storm Boy [Re: Robertkc]
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Robert,

I REALLY like this. It has some very strong Paul Simon elements, and I say that as a huge compliment.
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#377219 - 11/26/16 01:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: Storm Boy [Re: David Snyder]
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David,
Mr Simon`s early work is waay up there for me so thank you!

Robert

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#377227 - 11/26/16 02:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: Storm Boy [Re: Robertkc]
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Thoroughly enjoyable, the choice of style fitted just perfectly.
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#377239 - 11/26/16 02:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: Storm Boy [Re: Robertkc]
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Hello Robert, nice! I agree it is Paul Simon-esque. Wonderful!

Pauline
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#377265 - 11/26/16 03:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: Storm Boy [Re: Robertkc]
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Very nice job, Robert. Love the feel of the song. Thanks for posting the lyrics.

Bob

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#377282 - 11/26/16 04:40 PM [User Showcase] Re: Storm Boy [Re: Robertkc]
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Hi Robert,

The fingerpicking work does remind us of Paul Simon.
The vocal, however, doesn't....
It reminds us of Donovan smile

Nice work!
Rob and Anne-Marie
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#377285 - 11/26/16 04:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: Storm Boy [Re: Robertkc]
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Robert, as I commented on Sound Cloud, your painter's canvas has many colors on it. Masterful use of creative lyrics here! And as others have stated, very much like something Paul Simon would do. Thanks, Torrey.
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#377341 - 11/26/16 07:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: Storm Boy [Re: VideoTrack]
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Originally Posted By: VideoTrack
Thoroughly enjoyable, the choice of style fitted just perfectly.


Thank you! Glad you liked the simple style.

Robert

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#377346 - 11/26/16 07:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: Storm Boy [Re: Pauline - PG Music]
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Originally Posted By: Pauline - PG Music
Hello Robert, nice! I agree it is Paul Simon-esque. Wonderful!

Pauline
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Pauline,

I appreciate your listen and happy you enjoyed.

Robert

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#377348 - 11/26/16 07:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: Storm Boy [Re: Buford]
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Originally Posted By: Bob Buford
Very nice job, Robert. Love the feel of the song. Thanks for posting the lyrics.

Bob


Bob,

Thank you.
I`ve tried to accompany this song with this style of fingerpicking and never mastered it, so was happy to find those twinned Real Track guitars that carry the song`s feel.

Robert

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#377349 - 11/26/16 07:59 PM [User Showcase] Re: Storm Boy [Re: RnAM]
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Hi Robert,

The fingerpicking work does remind us of Paul Simon.
The vocal, however, doesn't....
It reminds us of Donovan smile

Nice work!
Rob and Anne-Marie


Hi Rob and Anne-Marie,

Thank you for listening. Funny you should mention Donovan - I did hear a bit of Colours in the melody ...after I`d come up with it of course!

Robert

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#377350 - 11/26/16 08:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: Storm Boy [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
Robert, as I commented on Sound Cloud, your painter's canvas has many colors on it. Masterful use of creative lyrics here! And as others have stated, very much like something Paul Simon would do. Thanks, Torrey.


Many thanks for your listens and very kind comments,Torrey.
Its an old song but I still often play it as I like the story in there.

Robert

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#377405 - 11/27/16 05:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: Storm Boy [Re: Robertkc]
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Very cool vocal and lyric
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#377781 - 11/28/16 11:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: Storm Boy [Re: Robertkc]
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Nice song Robert!! Some really interesting lyrical images. I really like the chord changes and melody. Arrangement works well (particularly harmonica). Very nicely done!! Take care. Greg

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#377810 - 11/28/16 12:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: Storm Boy [Re: Robertkc]
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The band works well for this, Robert. Interesting imagery in the lyric (as always). I did find it rather cryptic - even after a couple of times through...

A nice "gentle" vocal.

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#377915 - 11/28/16 07:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: Storm Boy [Re: Scott C]
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Originally Posted By: Scottt709
Very cool vocal and lyric


Thanks for your listen, Scott - glad you liked it.

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#377916 - 11/28/16 07:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: Storm Boy [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Nice song Robert!! Some really interesting lyrical images. I really like the chord changes and melody. Arrangement works well (particularly harmonica). Very nicely done!! Take care. Greg


Greg,
Thank you!
A lot of images in there from the marvellous descriptions in the book.
I`ve been wanting to get a little harp into a track since getting BiaB.

Robert

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#377918 - 11/28/16 07:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: Storm Boy [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
The band works well for this, Robert. Interesting imagery in the lyric (as always). I did find it rather cryptic - even after a couple of times through...

A nice "gentle" vocal.

fj


Floyd,
Thanks for giving it a couple of plays - glad you liked the simple arrangement & the vocal. I think there`s a little of the cryptic in most of my songs... its my style!

Robert

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#377925 - 11/28/16 07:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: Storm Boy [Re: Robertkc]
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A moving song, a boy's thoughts as he goes about his chores on the prairie. I spent a year in Canada and the prairie loomed large in peoples' imagination. I liked the way "over the sea" ended in a melodic turn down.

Marty

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