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#544983 - 07/11/19 11:51 AM [User Showcase] Lords Of Shedland
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Lords Of Shedland

The first song I wrote was a ditty for my then 4 year old niece...thirty years on I`m still making wacky not-much-sense songs to sing to my 10 year old. Some are a bit rude- this one doesn`t come with blushes,just a few broken things.

Style is _FLKSHS8.STY (Folk Swing 8ths Ukulele and Shak)

RealTracks in style: ~2480:Bass, Acoustic, Held Sw 110
RealTracks in style: ~1142:Ukulele, Strumming FolkSwing Sw 110
RealTracks in style: 2440:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking FolkySwing Sw 110
RealTracks in song: 1146:Fiddle, Background CountrySwing Sw 110 (Outside)
RealDrums in style: ShakerSwing8ths: a: Shaker b: ShakerSwing8ths
shedland choir




Lords Of Shedland

Trespassers Will
can`t you read the sign
on the door of my shed
for strange design

not now I`m busy
run along and play
making a Picasso
from sprockets chains and plates
making a Picasso from sprockets chains and plates

outside a scratching
sniffles mumbled words
he needs some wood
to make a sword

you`d best come in then
mind the messy floor
to fight this battle
we`re going to need a saw
to fight this battle we`re going to need a saw

suddenly
I`m not the man can`t who fix the roof
take the salt out of the sea
equally
we are the brigands from number 33
Lords of Shedland

once we were Kings
or Jedi I forget
plotting revenge on turncoats
in our castle shed

I was Little John
you my Robin Hood
feared by the bad we sang the song
loved by the good
feared by the bad loved by the good

suddenly
I`m not the man can`t who fix the roof
take the salt out of the sea
equally
we are the brigands from number 33
happily
we are motley fools
masters of foreign tongues
finally
climbing stairs to bed retelling all we`ve done
Lords of Shedland


© Robert Cordrey Dec. 2018

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#544989 - 07/11/19 12:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: Lords Of Shedland [Re: Robertkc]
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Robert,

A 4-minute Audio Movie. A story well told. You have a way of painting picture with words.

This is an enjoyable listen (journey).

The BAND, the vocal, the arrangement all help tell that story. And the sound effects were quite effective!!

fj

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#544993 - 07/11/19 12:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: Lords Of Shedland [Re: Robertkc]
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Robert,
Very nice kids tune! In my opinion, it is much harder to write a good tune for younger audience than the one for grown ups. You have done a great job on this! Listens very well. Vocals are very smooth! Fx was a nice touch.

P.S. Sadly, kids get hooked on the "bubble gum" radio pop tunes which rarely have any thought behind it and are based on cycling of single catchy phrase. I wish there would be more cartoons, kids shows that would feature more indie / modern folk tunes such as this.

Thank you for sharing!
Misha.

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#545000 - 07/11/19 12:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: Lords Of Shedland [Re: Robertkc]
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interesting song. I like it when the words evoke images that ask me to fabricate a meaning (rather than telling a linear story that everyone will hear in exactly the same way)

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#545007 - 07/11/19 12:48 PM [User Showcase] Re: Lords Of Shedland [Re: Robertkc]
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Hi Robert,

I like your song very much, with the soundeffects and nice chorus.
You must have had plenty of joy making it.

Hans
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#545015 - 07/11/19 01:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: Lords Of Shedland [Re: Robertkc]
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Great song Robert...
Personally I like writing songs for little ones...
Your song has some great lyrical images...
And those sound effects are really delightful...
I certainly enjoyed listening to your creativity...
Perhaps its the kid within me smile!
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#545088 - 07/12/19 01:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: Lords Of Shedland [Re: Robertkc]
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Absolutely lovely. Captures the imagination of a child with the wisdom of a grown-up. The band is a perfect accompaniment.
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#545100 - 07/12/19 03:03 AM [User Showcase] Re: Lords Of Shedland [Re: Robertkc]
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Good stuff, Robert! Love the sound effects throughout, very effective, also loved the vocal treatments.

And of course very much enjoyed the story! You are truly a master of words.

Ending was great!

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#545125 - 07/12/19 07:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: Lords Of Shedland [Re: Robertkc]
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Robert this has to be my favorite song of yours. Loved the picture on Soundcloud. Very cool story in the lyrics. This is just a feel good song. Thoughts of a childs imagination. Very cool. My youth was all about Cowboys and Indians, Roy Rogers, Zorro, and the Lone Ranger and of course homemade forts made with anything laying around. Well done. !!!!!

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#545145 - 07/12/19 09:35 AM [User Showcase] Re: Lords Of Shedland [Re: Robertkc]
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Very clever lyrics, painting a really nice picture and the sound effects add even more to make this song an enjoyable journey to childhood plays. Musically gives me Beatles and 60's vibes.

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#545153 - 07/12/19 10:00 AM [User Showcase] Re: Lords Of Shedland [Re: Robertkc]
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Accurate perspective and quite an imaginative production. I liked the bit of chaos at the end of the song.

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#545177 - 07/12/19 12:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: Lords Of Shedland [Re: Robertkc]
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floyd nailed it, "A 4-minute Audio Movie."

The vocal, the arrangement and the mix are all remarkably tailored to the lyric. Great work with that!

Pardon another quote but some folks say it so much better...tangmo said:

"Captures the imagination of a child with the wisdom of a grown-up"

What a wonderful way of describing what we heard!

We much enjoyed this and we always enjoying connecting the dots that you artfully leave.

J&B

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#545193 - 07/12/19 01:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: Lords Of Shedland [Re: Robertkc]
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Nicely done! A really solid children's tune for sure - nicely catchy and easy follow, with a nice and simple groove.

Thanks for sharing smile
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#545230 - 07/12/19 06:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: Lords Of Shedland [Re: Jim]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Robert,

A 4-minute Audio Movie. A story well told. You have a way of painting picture with words.

This is an enjoyable listen (journey).

The BAND, the vocal, the arrangement all help tell that story. And the sound effects were quite effective!!

fj


Thank you,Floyd- had to edit out a bunch of effects- there were so many to choose from!


Originally Posted By: Rustyspoon#
Robert,
Very nice kids tune! In my opinion, it is much harder to write a good tune for younger audience than the one for grown ups. You have done a great job on this! Listens very well. Vocals are very smooth! Fx was a nice touch.

P.S. Sadly, kids get hooked on the "bubble gum" radio pop tunes which rarely have any thought behind it and are based on cycling of single catchy phrase. I wish there would be more cartoons, kids shows that would feature more indie / modern folk tunes such as this.

Thank you for sharing!
Misha.



Well said, Misha. Most of the Dad tunes I come up with are never recorded, just used to torture the youngster.
I agree - as soon as kids get past the Raffi/Sesame Street stage there`s not much non-Disney music out there.
Glad you enjoyed this.

Originally Posted By: Pat Marr
interesting song. I like it when the words evoke images that ask me to fabricate a meaning (rather than telling a linear story that everyone will hear in exactly the same way)


Pat,
Thanks for listening and commenting.


Originally Posted By: Birchwood
Hi Robert,

I like your song very much, with the soundeffects and nice chorus.
You must have had plenty of joy making it.

Hans


Hans,
Its fun to do a song you`re not serious about- the bgv choir I enjoyed the most.



Originally Posted By: Jim
Great song Robert...
Personally I like writing songs for little ones...
Your song has some great lyrical images...
And those sound effects are really delightful...
I certainly enjoyed listening to your creativity...
Perhaps its the kid within me smile!


Jim,
I figured you`d be a kindred spirit on a song like this- thank you!

Robert

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#545325 - 07/13/19 11:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: Lords Of Shedland [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Robert,

A 4-minute Audio Movie. A story well told. You have a way of painting picture with words.

This is an enjoyable listen (journey).

The BAND, the vocal, the arrangement all help tell that story. And the sound effects were quite effective!!

fj


Floyd said it just right! You are wonderful wordsmith/storyteller Robert....always interesting and imaginative lyrics! Enjoyed!! Take care. Greg

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#545367 - 07/13/19 04:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: Lords Of Shedland [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Originally Posted By: Tangmo
Absolutely lovely. Captures the imagination of a child with the wisdom of a grown-up. The band is a perfect accompaniment.


I appreciate that, especially as its the kind of song I tend to put in the "family ears only" file.

Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Good stuff, Robert! Love the sound effects throughout, very effective, also loved the vocal treatments.

And of course very much enjoyed the story! You are truly a master of words.

Ending was great!


Thank you,Dave!

Robert

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#545380 - 07/13/19 08:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: Lords Of Shedland [Re: Robertkc]
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Good write, I hadn't realized "written by Dad" was a genre of music as well.

Loved the harmonies and FX!

Favorite line: we are the brigands from number 33

There are a lot of references here, but you've done a good job making them understandable to people not in on the humor.

Thanks for opening up your file!
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#545544 - 07/15/19 07:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: Lords Of Shedland [Re: Robertkc]
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Scott... your favourite song of mine?! My masterpeices of introspective angst take a back seat to the silly Dad song- that`s both devastating and about right.I`m glad this took you back to Lone Ranger days.

Janne- thanks for noticing the bit of Beatles influence.

Ezekial`s Storm - Thanks for your listen and comments.

J&B - I`m glad the story was visual as well as musical.

Deryk- Thanks for your listen

Greg - Thanks for following along.

David - The harmonies were fun.Thank you for the positive comments.

Robert

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#545590 - 07/15/19 12:55 PM [User Showcase] Re: Lords Of Shedland [Re: Robertkc]
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Hi Robert, Excellent mixdown on all of this and the vibe is very appealing. Adding the strings to this is a nice touch. Keep it up!
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