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Hey Ya'll, I fell in love with Donna's lyrics - only changed 2 little words in the bridge - I guess you could call that literally adding my 2 cents worth. Seriously, I felt the song as about loving a free spirit so here's my folk pop version. It's quite different from Joanne's which I enjoyed very much. Anyway, thank you for listening and any comment you wish to share.

YouTube video link is If You Would Catch A Butterfly - Josie Beck

Soundcloud link is If You Would Catch A Butterfly

Only realtracks are used in this song. I started with a folk style in BIAB and the RT's I used are:
Drums NashEv8 Bass RT518 Electric Pop RT362 Acoustic Guitar
RT2051 Acoustic Guitar Fingerpicking RT365 Acoustic Guitar Fingerpicking
RT2365 Acoustic Piano RT2773 Harp
BPM 95 Key Eb


Here are Donna's original lyrics (with my 2 words in the bridge).

If You Would Catch A Butterfly

There she is again
A beauty in the sun
Searching for what she wants
As she rambles along
She knows life is fragile
Always got to be aware
If you could be gentle
It’ll show her you care

Chorus
Don’t move, stay still
Let her come, If she will
Hold out your hand, don’t try
If you would catch a butterfly
If you would catch a butterfly


Don’t chase don’t grab
Don’t catch her in a net
The magic of her love
Hasn’t manifested yet
She’s yours if you win her
And keep the contact strong
She’ll hold you in her awesomeness
And she won’t be wrong

Chorus

Bridge
If you love her let her fly free
If she’s your’s she won’t leave

Chorus



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Josie,

That is a really nice treatment. The folk vibe fits the lyric well. Good RT choices. And a good mix.

A really beautiful melody.

Nicely done.

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A gentle touch on these gentle lyrics

love the progressions (that minor!)

very nicely recorded

vocals are so good

very nice, very enjoyable,

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Beautiful Josie. Loved your version of Donnas lyrics. Super vocal. Well done


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You've created a very pleasing melody, especially the chorus. I like your use of BIAB instrumentation--quite lovely!

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Thank you FJ. I was happy how it turned out - especially the melody which I spent a lot of time on. I enjoyed listening to my fav female folk pop and folk rock songs to get my bearings. It was nice to get my head out of a country song I'd been remixing so long it had morphed into my new hobby - LOL! So I'm grateful to Donna for writing and sharing such cool lyrics.

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Kenny, thank you I appreciate that very much. My neighbor and their lovable but loud mouthed dog moved out so it was great to sing and focus when I felt like it without distraction.

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Thank you so much Scott. I appreciate that.

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Josie,

This is a really cool early 70s folk sounding interpretation of Donna's lyrics.

Love the melody and RT selections. Really nice mix and arrangement as well.

As always, you are in fine voice... smile

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Josie,

This is beautiful... really, really beautiful. You've taken Donna's excellent words and crafted them into something very special.

I love that oscillation between two chords for the top half of the verse. It adds a wonderful dreamlike and drifting lilt to the song (very much like the way a butterfly zig-zags here and there). I call this inspired arranging.

You found some awesome images for the video!

Congratulations to you and Donna on a terrific collaboration.

All the best to you and Donna,
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Wow!! So beautiful, love what you did with the melody, vocals and video. What a great addition to the lyrics. Thanks so much for the collaboration.

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Thank you for listening, I appreciate it.

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Very nice, Josie! Some really nice touches here. Your vocals sound as sweet as ever. Like the subtle ohs and ahs. Just far enough back in the mix to give it a nice mystical feel. The same with what sounded like a harp to me. Very good job. Your arrangements and mixes just keep getting better. smile

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Originally Posted By: rsdean
Josie,

This is a really cool early 70s folk sounding interpretation of Donna's lyrics.

Love the melody and RT selections. Really nice mix and arrangement as well.

As always, you are in fine voice... smile

Bob


Hey Bob, I appreciate that thank you.

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Hi, Josie !


What a beautiful tune !
So delicately and sweetly
sung by my ol´singing partner !!!

Congrats to all involved !

Cheers
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Sundance,

Pretty tune—love that melody in the chorus, particularly on that first line. The sound and lyrics fit really well. Very nicely done!

All the best,

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I've been looking forward to this one...
Another delightful creation using Donna's lyrics!
Josie, you've done a beautiful job on this one...
Enjoyed it!


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As Jim noted above, I was also waiting to hear this.
Josie, Donna excellent! Nice, strong vocals. Excellent arrangement including use of harp and backing vocals. Clear and airy mix.

Thank you for sharing.

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What did we enjoy? Hmmmmm

How about...

The vocals,
the lyric,
the melody,
the arrangement,
the production and
the video.

It's great to hear you again, to see one of your vids again and to enjoy a VERY nice forum collab!

Kudos y'all!!!

J&B


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Very nice folk tune with a modern twist, excellent interpretation. The chording is wonderful, the mix with the acoustic piano and the backing vocals on the right sounds very creative.

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