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#518919 - 01/19/19 12:22 PM [User Showcase] Collab with BellaDonna If You Would Catch a Butterfly
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A couple of days ago Donna posted these lovely lyrics and invited forum users to put some music to them. I know that Josie (Sundance) is also going to have a go so I am looking forward to hearing her version.

Here are the lyrics:

Try not to to move try to stay still
Let her come if she will
Hold out your hand don’t even try
If you would catch a butterfly
If you would catch a butterfly

Do not chase do not grab
Don’t catch her in a net
The magic of her love
Hasn’t shown itself yet

She’s yours if you win her
Keep the contact strong
Hold you in her beauty
It can never be wrong

Try not to to move try to stay still
Let her come if she will
Hold out your hand don’t even try
If you would catch a butterfly
If you would catch a butterfly

If you love her set her free
If she’s yours she won’t leave

Try not to to move try to stay still
Let her come if she will
Hold out your hand don’t even try
If you would catch a butterfly
If you would catch a butterfly
If you would catch a butterfly
If you would catch a butterfly

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RealTracks in style: ~~2478:Bass, Acoustic, Held Ev 110
RealTracks in style: 2916:Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm CountryFolk8thsBrent Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 2645:Guitar, Resonator, Rhythm Folk8thsRandy Ev 085
RealDrums [in style:Shaker and Congas [Multi]

Comments are always appreciated.
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#518922 - 01/19/19 12:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: Collab with BellaDonna If You Would Catch a Butterfly [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Joanne & BellaDonna,
Very nice collaboration! Great lyrics. Joanne, you did a great job of articulating this without force, it flows very natural. Beautiful, like a butterfly.


Thank you for sharing!

Misha.

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#518971 - 01/19/19 02:44 PM [User Showcase] Re: Collab with BellaDonna If You Would Catch a Butterfly [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Nice wee song, like an educational song for children, it would certainly keep their attention and get the message through while watching the video.

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#518995 - 01/19/19 04:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: Collab with BellaDonna If You Would Catch a Butterfly [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Joanne & Donna,


A happy, breezy melody goes that well with the lyrics.
Lovely clear vocals (of course!).
Had me singing along on the last chorus.
That`s quick work on the song & video - amazing what can happen with these collaborations.

Robert

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#519017 - 01/19/19 05:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: Collab with BellaDonna If You Would Catch a Butterfly [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Hi Joanne and BellaDonna,

You had a completely different take on the lyrics than I had in my head, but it was a very pleasant experience to listen to your song. I really liked it!

I wish I could sing so I could show you my imagination of a song to these words. smile


You are stars!
Will

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#519038 - 01/19/19 09:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: Collab with BellaDonna If You Would Catch a Butterfly [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Joanne, How beautiful your singing and lovely melody. The video really shows it off. Thanks for contributing your creativity.

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#519162 - 01/20/19 11:39 AM [User Showcase] Re: Collab with BellaDonna If You Would Catch a Butterfly [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Wow - you definitely did justice to those lyrics smile The tune is very gorgeous, and soothing to listen to. Easy to close yourself and get lost in. Absolutely stunning, both when it comes to your voice and the backing tracks.

Not a thing I'd change on this one - thanks so much for sharing!
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#519165 - 01/20/19 11:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: Collab with BellaDonna If You Would Catch a Butterfly [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Joanne and Donna, what a great collaboration! Joanne, you have a wonderful voice! So strong and articulate, yet delicate where needed! Donna, you've written a great lyric here! The backing and melody are perfect! Great work! Thanks, Torrey
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#519166 - 01/20/19 12:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: Collab with BellaDonna If You Would Catch a Butterfly [Re: JoanneCooper]
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#519196 - 01/20/19 01:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: Collab with BellaDonna If You Would Catch a Butterfly [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Wonderful collab!! Very nice lyrics and Joanne wrote the perfect melody to match!! The vocals and arrangement are also superb! Wonderful work from both of you!! Take care. Greg

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#519317 - 01/21/19 03:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: Collab with BellaDonna If You Would Catch a Butterfly [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Great collaboration Joanne and Donna...
Nicely done & I really enjoyed the video presentation...
Where did you find the footage?
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#519361 - 01/21/19 06:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: Collab with BellaDonna If You Would Catch a Butterfly [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Nice collaboration,

love the instrument choices, a little James T

lovely melody

enjoyed the listen,

Kenny

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#519380 - 01/21/19 08:33 AM [User Showcase] Re: Collab with BellaDonna If You Would Catch a Butterfly [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Thanks to all who commented. I thought it turned out beautiful and Joanne is so good at what she does.

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#519381 - 01/21/19 08:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: Collab with BellaDonna If You Would Catch a Butterfly [Re: JoanneCooper]
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beautiful song and beautiful butterflies!!! very well done, love this one!!! Cliff

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#519391 - 01/21/19 09:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: Collab with BellaDonna If You Would Catch a Butterfly [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Misha, beatmaster, Robert, Will, Deryk, Torrey, Telewanger, Greg, Jim, Kenny and Clifton. Thank you all for listening and commenting. Jim the footage was all free from from www.pixabay.com. The lyric video was made with YouTube Movie Maker.

I really spent quite a bit of time on this because I was suddenly seem to have some latency in my recording setup that I never had before... I cant figure why it would appear but suspect that I am using a different driver. So anyway, it was good to get a couple of songs in before FAWM so that I can streamline my recording setup...latency and all smile

Thanks to Donna for these terrific lyrics. She always puts such interesting ideas together.
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#519403 - 01/21/19 10:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: Collab with BellaDonna If You Would Catch a Butterfly [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Beautiful melody, beautiful voice. Both complement Donna's lyrics. Such an enjoyable production.

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#519476 - 01/21/19 05:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: Collab with BellaDonna If You Would Catch a Butterfly [Re: Rustyspoon#]
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Beautiful song lyrics and vocal and excellent mix really well done thanks for sharing eric
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#519477 - 01/21/19 05:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: Collab with BellaDonna If You Would Catch a Butterfly [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Oh this is fabulous. I was captivated from the start. Gorgeous melody, beautiful words, and exquisite singing as well

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#519563 - 01/22/19 03:03 AM [User Showcase] Re: Collab with BellaDonna If You Would Catch a Butterfly [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Hi Ladies ...

What a wonderful collab! A sweet and delicate lyric with a a strong vocal that can lilt in the listener's ear. There's nothing not to love here. Simply beautiful in all aspects. A tip of the had! Wishing you both the very best.

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#519598 - 01/22/19 05:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: Collab with BellaDonna If You Would Catch a Butterfly [Re: JoanneCooper]
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What a pretty song. Just loved the way phrased the lyrics. Very cool.

Reminds me a Joni Mitchell

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