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#489027 - 09/02/18 03:50 PM [User Showcase] RAGGEDY ANNIE
Registered: 08/16/18
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BIGALTX Offline
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Registered: 08/16/18
Posts: 16
Here's one of my favorite song creations.
A nice, easy listening ballad.
Let me know what you think.
All the music is 100% Band In A Box.
Recorded with Reaper DAW.

RAGGEDY ANNIE: https://soundcloud.com/user-791803839/raggedy-annie

If you like it, please SHARE on your Social Media!

RAGGEDY ANNIE is available TODAY on:

iTUNES - http://apple.co/2xmlSL7

GOOGLE PLAY - http://bit.ly/2witQrJ

SPOTIFY - http://bit.ly/2wseQb7


FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/AlansTunes/

YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpJRT-TZH3E6I61jSXTXW9A

Lyrics Below


****** Song Summary *************

Title: Raggedy Annie

File:Raggedy Annie-EXTRA TRACKS.SGU
Key=D , Tempo 110, Length (m:s)=3:44
No intro. 100 bar chorus, from bar 1 to bar 100. Repeat x1 chorus
No Melody
No Soloist track.
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Song is saved with bar changes for Tempo , Time signature,RealDrums Changes,
Style is _POPBAL.STY (Dreamy Guitar Pop Ballad)

RealTracks in style: ~~519:Bass, Electric, Pop HalfNotes Ev 120
RealTracks in style: ~~522:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Ev 120
RealTracks in style: ~~405:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Ev 120
RealTracks in style: ~~543:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Dreamy Ev 120
RealTracks in song: ~~405:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 1729:Piano, Acoustic, Solo-Accompaniment PopBalladJohn Ev 110
RealDrums in Song: NashvilleEven8^2-a:Sidestick, HiHat , b:Snare, HiHat
RealDrums in Song: 2666 pedal steel

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RAGGEDY ANNIE - Copyright by Alan Herring

Verse:
When I first met Annie,
I thought of how many years I had searched just for her.
And though times were hard, I remember how happy we were.
We both were poor,
But I promised her more if she’d come away with me.
With a nod and a simple smile, she began my dream

Verse:
A Crackerjack ring was the only thing
I could buy to seal our vows.
But the look in her eyes told me, “It will do for now.”
A shack was our mansion,
Goodwill our high fashion, when I would apologize,
She’d say “Honey, I’m just happy to be your Raggedy Annie”.

Chorus:
And Raggedy Annie, if I had a penny for all the times we loved,
I’d have gotten you all the things I thought that you needed.
And God only knows, when the cold wind would blow,
How you felt lying next to me.
It was hard to fall asleep beside Raggedy Annie.

Verse:
All through the years, the laughter, the tears,
She never once complained.
Though I never felt I kept the promises made.
Then when she died, all my friends lied
And said I’d make it through somehow.
Though it’s a comfort to know she’s better taken care of now.

Chorus:
And Raggedy Annie,
If I had a penny for all the times we loved,
I’d have gotten you all the things I thought that you needed.
And God only knows, when the cold wind blows,
How I miss you right next to me.
It’s hard to fall asleep without Raggedy Annie.

And God only knows, when the cold wind blows,
How I miss you right next to me.
It’s hard to fall asleep without Raggedy Annie.

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#489043 - 09/02/18 04:44 PM [User Showcase] Re: RAGGEDY ANNIE [Re: BIGALTX]
Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 3991
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Scott C Offline
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Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 3991
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Excellent vocal. Super lyric and backtrack. Well done
_________________________
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https://soundcloud.com/scottt709

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#489199 - 09/04/18 06:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: RAGGEDY ANNIE [Re: BIGALTX]
Registered: 12/29/10
Posts: 996
Loc: Charlotte, NC
Tano Music Offline
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Registered: 12/29/10
Posts: 996
Loc: Charlotte, NC
Alan..I’m glad I decided to listen to your track!
Lots in here that I liked..the slight modulation in mid-song was very effective, vocal strong, and the BIAB players were “well orchestrated” by you.

I did think that some of the lyric word choices were a bit awkward, to fit the story, but you quite expertly tied them all up with clean, solid rhymes...well done!

Thanks for sharing!

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#489319 - 09/05/18 07:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: RAGGEDY ANNIE [Re: BIGALTX]
Registered: 02/15/17
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Deryk - PG Music Offline
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Registered: 02/15/17
Posts: 1956
What a tune! A really smooth and sincere sounding throwback to classic country. Your vocals are on point, and I really liked the lyrics here too. A really intriguing story. Great work on the production as well. It sounds really crisp and professional.

Great work, and thanks for sharing smile
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Cheers,
Deryk

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#489321 - 09/05/18 07:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: RAGGEDY ANNIE [Re: BIGALTX]
Registered: 06/05/12
Posts: 9096
Loc: Melbourne, Australia
VideoTrack Offline
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Registered: 06/05/12
Posts: 9096
Loc: Melbourne, Australia
Alan,

This is absolutely impressive from the very first note.

Excellent lyrics, great vocal, excellent mix.

The harmonies introduced warmth and depth to an already impressive delivery.

Impressive, and I really mean impressive. You're not new at this, that's for sure.
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#489348 - 09/05/18 09:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: RAGGEDY ANNIE [Re: BIGALTX]
Registered: 06/19/17
Posts: 1407
Loc: Victoria, BC
Ember - PG Music Offline
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Registered: 06/19/17
Posts: 1407
Loc: Victoria, BC
This was such a fantastic song. This is a really great use of Band-in-a-Box and showcases what can be done with the program! Amazing job.
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Cheers,
Ember

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#489396 - 09/05/18 03:22 PM [User Showcase] Re: RAGGEDY ANNIE [Re: BIGALTX]
Registered: 06/28/06
Posts: 6167
Loc: Scottish Highlands
furry Offline
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Registered: 06/28/06
Posts: 6167
Loc: Scottish Highlands
Excellent song. Nice story to it as well
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Graham............

Whenever I have a problem, I just sing, Then I realize my voice is worse than my problem.

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#489401 - 09/05/18 03:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: RAGGEDY ANNIE [Re: BIGALTX]
Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 14683
Loc: Australia
Noel96 Offline
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Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 14683
Loc: Australia
Alan,

Right now I'm sitting here, listening and thoroughly enjoying what I'm hearing. You've done a great job creating and presenting this. Competence glistens everywhere!

All the best,
Noel
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#489427 - 09/05/18 05:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: RAGGEDY ANNIE [Re: BIGALTX]
Registered: 06/13/18
Posts: 160
Loc: Florida
GocartMoz Offline
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Registered: 06/13/18
Posts: 160
Loc: Florida
Nice lyric and vocal delivery. Well done. Very easy on the ears- Thxfor sharing.

Dave

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