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Hi all. I'm a bit of an "American Civil War" buff.
This is what I came up with.
All comments welcome.

Antietam


The guns have fallen silent no blood on the ground.
Attend to the injured their wounds have been bound.
Many a widow have tended the graves.
Don't take me back to Antietam again.

Chorus
So cry out poor Johnny for mother to come.
Then beg the lord for his mercy.
Lay down your musket and try not cry
Now drink ye some water for your thirsty

Bridge

I'll canter the blue roan along valleys and tracks.
I'll ride among willows and never look back.
Not march to the drum beat with dead all around.
Don't take me back to .

So cry out poor Johnny for mother to come.
Then beg the lord for his mercy.
Lay down your musket and try not cry
Now drink ye some water for your thirsty
Now drink ye some water for your thirsty

****** Song Summary *************
Title: guns
File:Poor Johnny.SGU
Key=D , Tempo 110, Length (m:s)=2:30
4 bar intro, 84 bar chorus, from bar 5 to bar 88. Repeat x1 chorus
No Melody
No Soloist track.
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Song is saved with bar changes for Volume Changes,
Style is _CELTWLZ.STY (Celtic Waltz Solo Acoustic Guita)

RealTracks in style: 1815:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking CelticSlowWaltz Ev 110
RealTracks in song: 3190:Mandolin, Soloist, CelticHornpipeAndy Sw16 070
RealTracks in song: ~1179:Fiddle, Background PopWaltz Ev 120
RealDrums [in Song:BodhranCelticHornpipe^1-a,b:Woods

Mixed in Studio One. Vocal myself.

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The BIAB style suite the mood of the song perfectly as do the vocals. Very poignant lyrics. I'd never heard of Antietam so I looked it up on Wikipedia. The alternative name "Battle of Sharpsburg" rings a distant memory bell from secondary school history class. Good job


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Not really a history buff, but this is a sad, familiar song.

Both the arrangement and vocals do a great job carrying the emotion.

Nicely done!


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Wow - this is certainly powerful, both in it's delivery and subject matter. It has a haunting, bleak quality to it that makes it captivating, for me personally. I'm pretty rusty on my Civil War knowledge (they don't really teach that in the Canadian curriculum) so I had to Google what Antietam was to properly understand the context here.

I wouldn't change a thing on this one - thanks so much for sharing smile


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Rob,
The spare arrangement adds to the sombre mood of the lyrics.Your vocal sounds great - upfront with that hint of Johnny Cash gravitas!
Endless material for sad songs - I can relate to your Civil War interest.
Very good writing and production on this.


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Very well done, Rob.

Sounds like an "authentic" Civil War era song.

Well sung. Nice use of the RealTracks.

Interesting that an Australian would be an American Civil War buff...

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I think you represented what you were going for really well from every aspect. Really cool. I like it!


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Well done Rob. Very poignant in the lyric and vocal delivery.

The mix sounded very good on our monitors.

Sad but enjoyable....

It would make a wonderful track for a CW film.

String production all the way around!

J&B

PS We are both Civil War buffs and if Johnny happens to be "Johnny Reb" then he would call the battle Sharpsburg. But then he might well be a yank smile The old Billy Yank / Johnny Reb shows up in a lot of our research...found the usage in letter and diaries.

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I agree with Floyd...
"Sounds like an "authentic" Civil War era song"...
I enjoyed listening to the sadness of the piece...
And I think it is your voice that gives it the unique quality to capture my emotions.


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Originally Posted By: Ghostgum
The BIAB style suite the mood of the song perfectly as do the vocals. Very poignant lyrics. I'd never heard of Antietam so I looked it up on Wikipedia. The alternative name "Battle of Sharpsburg" rings a distant memory bell from secondary school history class. Good job


Hello Brian. Many thanks for listening and commenting. Rob4580

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Originally Posted By: dcuny
Not really a history buff, but this is a sad, familiar song.

Both the arrangement and vocals do a great job carrying the emotion.

Nicely done!


Thank you for your David. Rob4580

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I have been to Antietam, seen the battle fields and read the literature about that battle (it was the bloodiest day in American history)and your song accurately describes the pain and suffering that occurred there. The sparse arrangement to your spoken work is perfect.

My brother is an expert on the Civil War. If you ever get over here we will have to get together with him.


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This was a really powerful song, and the vocals added a tone of sadness to it that I feel the song needed. Great job.


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Rob

Very evocative. Enjoyed the whole production and the historical context.

Excellent.

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Rob, another cracker.
Arrangement/narrative/performance all combine to make a sad and authentic tale of woe.
I THINK you might be well served swapping the spelling from tendered to tended but you may have an interpretation or definition that is canetoad rather than cockroach.
WELL done.


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Thanks for your great comment Deryk.

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Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Rob,
The spare arrangement adds to the sombre mood of the lyrics.Your vocal sounds great - upfront with that hint of Johnny Cash gravitas!
Endless material for sad songs - I can relate to your Civil War interest.
Very good writing and production on this.


Robert


Thank you Robert

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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Very well done, Rob.

Sounds like an "authentic" Civil War era song.

Well sung. Nice use of the RealTracks.

Interesting that an Australian would be an American Civil War buff...

fj


Hi Floyd. Thanks for listening.
The Americana civil was really the predecessor to world war one.

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Originally Posted By: HearToLearn
I think you represented what you were going for really well from every aspect. Really cool. I like it!


Thanks for listening and commenting HearToLearn.

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Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
Well done Rob. Very poignant in the lyric and vocal delivery.

The mix sounded very good on our monitors.

Sad but enjoyable....

It would make a wonderful track for a CW film.

String production all the way around!

J&B

PS We are both Civil War buffs and if Johnny happens to be "Johnny Reb" then he would call the battle Sharpsburg. But then he might well be a yank smile The old Billy Yank / Johnny Reb shows up in a lot of our research...found the usage in letter and diaries.


Thanks for listening guys.

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