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#475790 - 06/01/18 04:11 PM [User Showcase] Ride Around Turtle Island
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Ride Around Turtle Island

For all those who enjoy cycling.

Style is _UKES140.STY (Folk Swing w/ Ukulele )

RealTracks in style: ~1137:Bass, Acoustic-Guitar, FolkSwing Sw 140
RealTracks in song: ~559:Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm Jazz Freddie Sw 140 ('A' only)
RealTracks in style: ~1143:Ukulele, Strumming FolkSwing Sw 140
RealTracks in song: 2855:Harmonica, Background CountrySwingJellyRoll Sw 120
RealDrums in style: NashvilleBrushesHillbillySwing: a: Sidestick, Brushesb: Brushes, Stick
Thanks to Floyd for the handclap loop.



Ride Around Turtle Island

when life`s a machine
turned on its inventor
you`re all circuits with no center
find a better geometry
two wheels and a seat
heading out where land and water meet

pedal rattle and roll
spin the cogs of your soul

where sun tattoos this green land
`til the moon takes the sea by the hand
we`ll ride around Turtle Island

when you`re all will
without a testament
lets go test the elements
hammer hum and blur
into a rushing sound
where the rainbow leaves the ground

bring your trip wire nerves
there`s something to swerve

where sun tattoos this green land
`til the moon takes the sea by the hand
we`ll ride around Turtle Island

the song will write itself
when you take your heart back from the shelf
we`ll ride around Turtle island

where sun tattoos this green land
`til the moon takes the sea by the hand
we`ll ride around Turtle Island

© Robert Cordrey May 2018


Edited by Robertkc (06/01/18 07:39 PM)

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#475801 - 06/01/18 05:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: Ride Around Turtle Island [Re: Robertkc]
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Robert,

Love the song. Great vocal and a really fun and playful arrangement.

The harmonica was an excellent touch.

Bob

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#475805 - 06/01/18 06:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: Ride Around Turtle Island [Re: Robertkc]
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Lots going on here. Love your lyrics. Great mix and production. Rob

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#475815 - 06/01/18 06:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: Ride Around Turtle Island [Re: Robertkc]
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Robert

Some inspired instrumental choices, excellent hand clap section, clever lyrics, and a nice overall production.
Really nice work.

Peter

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#475824 - 06/01/18 06:56 PM [User Showcase] Re: Ride Around Turtle Island [Re: Robertkc]
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Love this tune Robert. What an excellent vocal. Ukulele was very a very cool ad. Also Floyd did some excellent hand claps as well :-).....

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#475843 - 06/02/18 03:50 AM [User Showcase] Re: Ride Around Turtle Island [Re: Robertkc]
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Man, you are on a roll, Robert!

As always interesting lyrics! My favorite line: "where sun tattoos this green land
`til the moon takes the sea by the hand"

Nice job on the production, starting with the Uke works well and I like how you bring in the other instruments. The handclaps were unexpected, but also worked I thought.

Nice!

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#475877 - 06/02/18 08:34 AM [User Showcase] Re: Ride Around Turtle Island [Re: Robertkc]
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As you know we avid (perhaps fanatical) cyclists...so this song is even more of a joy!

We get and love the Zen aspects of cycling through beautiful country via roads or trails.

"the song will write itself
when you take your heart back from the shelf
we`ll ride around Turtle island"

Yes! And, btw, many hooks have come to us while riding.

Poster have already hit on the goodness of the RT choices and the overall production. We can only ditto all of it.

And your vocal performance flowed along with the backing tracks like a cool creek alongside a bike trail.

Love it!

J&B
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#475888 - 06/02/18 10:18 AM [User Showcase] Re: Ride Around Turtle Island [Re: PeterF]
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Originally Posted By: rsdean
Robert,

Love the song. Great vocal and a really fun and playful arrangement.

The harmonica was an excellent touch.

Bob


Thanks, Bob!

Originally Posted By: Rob4580
Lots going on here. Love your lyrics. Great mix and production. Rob


Thanks for those positives, Rob!

Originally Posted By: PeterF
Robert

Some inspired instrumental choices, excellent hand clap section, clever lyrics, and a nice overall production.
Really nice work.

Peter


Peter,
Been wanting to try something with mostly Uke for some time- glad you liked this.

Robert

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#475895 - 06/02/18 12:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: Ride Around Turtle Island [Re: Robertkc]
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Robert,

Imaginative lyrics (always the case with your songs).

The Ukulele was a nice choice for this. That along with the bicycle brought to mind "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head"...

The entire band worked well. A good mix.

I really like the "sun tattoo" line, too.

fj

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#475901 - 06/02/18 01:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: Ride Around Turtle Island [Re: Robertkc]
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Robert, You had me from that first verse. The harmonica didn't hurt either. Well done.

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#475977 - 06/03/18 10:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: Ride Around Turtle Island [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Originally Posted By: Scott C
Love this tune Robert. What an excellent vocal. Ukulele was very a very cool ad. Also Floyd did some excellent hand claps as well :-).....


Thanks for your listen and likes,Scott!


Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Man, you are on a roll, Robert!

As always interesting lyrics! My favorite line: "where sun tattoos this green land
`til the moon takes the sea by the hand"

Nice job on the production, starting with the Uke works well and I like how you bring in the other instruments. The handclaps were unexpected, but also worked I thought.

Nice!


Dave,

My output ticks along mostly because I have about a 2 week attention span for the production side... after that I`ve got to start something new.
Thanks for the postive comments on the lyrics and mix.

Robert

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#475998 - 06/03/18 01:56 PM [User Showcase] Re: Ride Around Turtle Island [Re: Robertkc]
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Great intro! You had me from the git-go!

This may be your best to date. The mix is perfect.
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#476179 - 06/04/18 05:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: Ride Around Turtle Island [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
As you know we avid (perhaps fanatical) cyclists...so this song is even more of a joy!

We get and love the Zen aspects of cycling through beautiful country via roads or trails.

"the song will write itself
when you take your heart back from the shelf
we`ll ride around Turtle island"

Yes! And, btw, many hooks have come to us while riding.

Poster have already hit on the goodness of the RT choices and the overall production. We can only ditto all of it.

And your vocal performance flowed along with the backing tracks like a cool creek alongside a bike trail.

Love it!

J&B


J&B,
You guys are founding members of the PedalHeads club, so your approval and kind comments mean a lot!
About half of this song came in bits while riding... but I`m a little safer letting the songwriter take charge when walking; my swerving skills on the bike are probably not as sharp as yours.

Robert

Originally Posted By: floyd jane

Robert,

Imaginative lyrics (always the case with your songs).

The Ukulele was a nice choice for this. That along with the bicycle brought to mind "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head"...

The entire band worked well. A good mix.

I really like the "sun tattoo" line, too.

fj


Thanks Floyd,
I like that reference to "Raindrops"- it has that carefree feeling I was hoping to convey.

Robert

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#476331 - 06/05/18 02:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: Ride Around Turtle Island [Re: Robertkc]
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Robert,

How do you manage to always come up with such different sounds an structures?
Very inspiring indeed.
Great song and ditto theme.
Rob and Anne-Marie
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#476430 - 06/06/18 06:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: Ride Around Turtle Island [Re: Robertkc]
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What a tune! The ukulele really gave this an upbeat vibe, which paired well with the introspective lyrics being delivered. Love the groove, love the vocals - this is precisely the kind of tune that gets stuck in your head right away.

Great work, and thanks for sharing smile
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#476517 - 06/06/18 03:59 PM [User Showcase] Re: Ride Around Turtle Island [Re: RnAM]
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Originally Posted By: guitar1
Robert, You had me from that first verse. The harmonica didn't hurt either. Well done.


Thank you!

Originally Posted By: MarioD
Great intro! You had me from the git-go!

This may be your best to date. The mix is perfect.


I appreciate the thumbs up, Mario!

Robert

Originally Posted By: RnAM
Robert,

How do you manage to always come up with such different sounds an structures?
Very inspiring indeed.
Great song and ditto theme.
Rob and Anne-Marie


Rob & Anne-Marie,
I`m glad you found the theme inspiring- coming from the bicycle-mad Netherlands, that feels good.
I guess I just try to match the style with the feel the song idea gives me... and listen to music in that style as a reference ( in this case I found a CD from a Polynesian band that sounded very joyful).
Thanks for your positive comments.

Robert

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#476738 - 06/07/18 06:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: Ride Around Turtle Island [Re: Deryk - PG Music]
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Originally Posted By: Deryk - PG Music
What a tune! The ukulele really gave this an upbeat vibe, which paired well with the introspective lyrics being delivered. Love the groove, love the vocals - this is precisely the kind of tune that gets stuck in your head right away.

Great work, and thanks for sharing smile


Deryk,
Glad you found this catchy- thanks for your comments.

Robert

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#476762 - 06/08/18 12:06 AM [User Showcase] Re: Ride Around Turtle Island [Re: Robertkc]
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Hello, Robert

What a happy sound!
The fun of cycling is transmitted straight.
Your vocal fits this song very well.
I agree with floyd.
The Ukulele was a nice choice for this.
That along with the bicycle brought to mind "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head"...
Thank you for a happy feeling.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi

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#477017 - 06/09/18 03:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: Ride Around Turtle Island [Re: Robertkc]
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Beautiful song Robert! The imagery presented here is very therapeutic for the listener! It has such a joyful peaceful feel to it! I love the melody and chord structure in the chorus! Thanks, Torrey
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#477149 - 06/10/18 01:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: Ride Around Turtle Island [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Originally Posted By: animarorecords
Hello, Robert

What a happy sound!
The fun of cycling is transmitted straight.
Your vocal fits this song very well.
I agree with floyd.
The Ukulele was a nice choice for this.
That along with the bicycle brought to mind "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head"...
Thank you for a happy feeling.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi


Hi Shigeki,
I`m glad the happy feeling came through -thank you for those kind comments.

Robert


Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
Beautiful song Robert! The imagery presented here is very therapeutic for the listener! It has such a joyful peaceful feel to it! I love the melody and chord structure in the chorus! Thanks, Torrey



That`s good to hear, Torrey thanks for listening and commenting ( thanks also for your comments on Weeds which I missed), your support is appreciated!

Robert-

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