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#534028 - 04/23/19 08:20 PM [User Showcase] Of Sticks & Boys
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Southern Fried Tide song about chilhood memories. Everyone has some. BIAB was the core here, added some instruments , maybe too many, to fill it out. ENjoy CLiff & Corey
Back to the original for now, will remix later. Cliff

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Here you go Deej Lyrics by request

When I was a little boy, I played with many toys
but I always wound up laying them aside
I'd stroll through the woods alone, kicking leaves and old pine cones
till at last my feet unveiled that treasured prize.

Was a stick about 3 foot long, fairly straight and mighty strong
a knot or two was no concern to me
I'd sight it down the bore, level the bark till my thumbs got sore
and whisk it over my head with dignity

many a brave charge I led, with that stick over my head
rallying soldiers that no one else could see
Fought the civil war, both sides, how that stick would change the tide
and like Moses I set the people free

I'm no longer a little boy and the world took back it's toys
life has it's ways of breaking people down
I need to go to the woods again, kick some leaves with my feet and then
get on my knees and search familiar ground

For a stick about 3 foot long, fairly straight and mighty strong
a knot or two is no concern to me
I'll sight it down the bore, level the bark like I did before
and whisk it over my head with dignity

Many a brave charge I led, with that stick over my head.
Rallying soldiers that no one else could see
Fought the civil war both sides, how that stick would change the tide.
and like Moses I'll set the people free

Cliff


Edited by Andrew - PG Music (08/28/20 04:16 PM)

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#534051 - 04/24/19 04:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: Of Sticks & B.oys [Re: cliftond]
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Nice nostalgic piece - the weapon of choice for a kid with few toys.
I love the low tone, licks over on the side.
Cool.
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#534070 - 04/24/19 07:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: Of Sticks & B.oys [Re: cliftond]
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Lots of memories there for all of us of that era....particularly those of us who lived in rural areas.

Enjoyed it!

J&B

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#534071 - 04/24/19 07:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: Of Sticks & B.oys [Re: cliftond]
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Cliff,

A very cool song and vibe. Lots of throwback memories in this one.

Excellent mix and vocal as well.

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#534074 - 04/24/19 07:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: Of Sticks & B.oys [Re: cliftond]
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Nice work on this smile A really nice throwback to classic country, with really strong vocals and a catchy chorus. Love the harmonies, and there's some wonderful chord progressions.

Thanks for sharing!
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#534112 - 04/24/19 02:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: Of Sticks & B.oys [Re: cliftond]
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Fine song...
Cool lyrics...
Your vocals reminded me some CCR songs
Really well done!
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#534129 - 04/24/19 04:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: Of Sticks & B.oys [Re: cliftond]
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Nice work cliftond, Very marvelous song I might say! The different elements really glue well together and very soothing to hear. Great work!
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#534133 - 04/24/19 04:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: Of Sticks & B.oys [Re: cliftond]
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Hi Cliff,

You and Corey have created a wonderful musical journey. I enjoyed every minute of the ride. Your vocals are very clear and I found it easy to hear every one of your words.

All the best,
Noel
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#534138 - 04/24/19 04:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: Of Sticks & B.oys [Re: cliftond]
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Flashback to my childhood! Loved! We played the same games up here in the north! I found it interesting in that I go into the woods and take pictures for relaxation now and your song pointed to a similar situation.

I liked your vocals and especially your lyrics. To nitpick I thought that some of the background leads that were playing during your vocals were a little distracting. I would have preferred to have them in between your phrases, but that is just my opinion. YMMV

Regardless this is an excellent song as is.
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#534148 - 04/24/19 05:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: Of Sticks & B.oys [Re: cliftond]
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A really nice country tune. Really enjoyed this one. Thanks for sharing.
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#534156 - 04/24/19 06:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: Of Sticks & B.oys [Re: MarioD]
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Well, I will try to remix this later, but, for now, it stands as recorded. HA Mario you and I would have been good buddies, north or south. Cliff


Edited by cliftond (04/25/19 07:28 AM)

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#534168 - 04/24/19 08:57 PM [User Showcase] Re: Of Sticks & B.oys [Re: cliftond]
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Howdy ...

Some great classic country sounds here! I grew up on a farm about an hour northwest of St. Louis, Missouri (until I started high school ... moved to the city then). But being about forty miles from Nowhere, and Nowhere was ten miles further down the road, we had to be self-entertaining. If nothing else, it teaches you a little creativity. A few things in your lyric that take me back to specific things as I grew up.

Loved my listen! Best top both of you ...

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#534209 - 04/25/19 06:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: Of Sticks & B.oys [Re: rayc]
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Thank You Ray!!! Cliff

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#534210 - 04/25/19 06:12 AM [User Showcase] Re: Of Sticks & B.oys [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Thanks J&B, yeah the country is where it is at!!! Cliff

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#534232 - 04/25/19 07:30 AM [User Showcase] Re: Of Sticks & B.oys [Re: Deryk - PG Music]
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Thank You Deryk, this one was written by me in about 92, had a good recording of it then in a pro studio, but, I think this one is better, BIAB the professional recording studio and musicians sure can do wonders with a song. Cliff

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#534241 - 04/25/19 08:33 AM [User Showcase] Re: Of Sticks & B.oys [Re: cliftond]
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Nice!!! Country is not my alma mater, as it were (although I love it), so bravo for making me enjoy it so much! Some wonderful memories expertly depicted here.
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#534284 - 04/25/19 02:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: Of Sticks & B.oys [Re: cliftond]
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stories of childhood imagination

makes for a very fine listen

enjoyed,

Kenny

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#534318 - 04/25/19 09:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: Of Sticks & B.oys [Re: cliftond]
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cliftond,

Very smooth listen . . . brings me back to the 70s . . . just pleasant on the ears. I would have liked to follow along with the lyrics a bit more, as I didn’t quite catch everything, and most of what I heard seemed pretty sweet to me. As a suggestion, the ending seemed a bit too quick to the fade. . . but that, too, is just nitpicking. On the whole, this is a strong, strong piece of music, and I enjoyed my listen.

All the best,

Deej

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#534367 - 04/26/19 06:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: Of Sticks & B.oys [Re: Joe -PG Music]
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Thank You Joe!!!

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#534368 - 04/26/19 06:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: Of Sticks & B.oys [Re: Noel96]
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Thank You Noel!!!

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