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#643012 - 02/19/21 11:52 PM [User Showcase] *New* Larina - Old time happy dance
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Larina

Haven't written any Bluegrass for a while, so here it is.
All comments welcome.


My sweet Larina

I left old sunny Queensland to search for southern gold.
I went to seek my fortune sold everything I owned.
So when I could return I'd buy my love a home my Larina.

I left her by the stables a tender kiss goodbye.
I found it hard to leave her tears welled up in her eyes.
I swore a solemn oath to her that I would return to Larina.

Bridge

I came across a bushranger bail up he cried give me all your
money or my gun will take your life.
He fired off a single shot I felt it burn inside. Oh, Larina.

I stumbled to the river bank and lay beneath the trees.
Can someone find Larina and tell her this I plead.
Tell her that I loved till the moment I did die.


Bridge

Oh My Larina



This train-beat country RealStyle features three "old time happy dance" instruments.
Acoustic guitar and mandolin play similar strumming parts that are panned to the left and right while a banjo strums along with a darker tone.
Electric bass alternates between the root and fifth on the beat.
TrainBeatBrushes RealDrums play in their only variation, which includes a busier brushes pattern in the B section.

This song is in the key of Bm/D and uses typical triads that occur every 2 to 8 beats.

****** Song Summary *************
Title: Larina
File:Larina.SGU
Key=D , Tempo 125, Length (m:s)=2:56
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 _SAWDUST.STY (Sawdust Happy Dance Train Ctry)

RealTracks in style: 2765:Bass, Electric, PuertoRicoAguinaldo Ev16 120
RealTracks in style: 3368:Mandolin, Rhythm OldTimeHappyDance Ev16 125
RealTracks in style: 3410:Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm OldTimeHappyDance Ev16 125
RealTracks in style: 3373:Banjo Guitar, Rhythm OldTimeHappyDanceAndy Ev16 125
RealTracks in song: 2549:Fiddle, Soloist CelticReelAndy Ev16 110
RealDrums [in style:TrainBeatBrushes: a: Brushes, Kickb: BusyBrushes, Kick
Vocals myself Mixed in studio one

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Edited by Rob4580 (02/20/21 12:01 AM)

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#643024 - 02/20/21 03:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: *New* Larina - Old time happy dance [Re: Rob4580]
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Rob, I really enjoyed this! Besides the excellent vocal, your use of the style and the RT’s was spot-on, and totally complimented your lyric. I thought your vocal fill-in of “LA-RIII” was perfect, the way you left it hanging on the open vowel sound. Overall, fun and enjoyable listening experience.

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#643049 - 02/20/21 05:33 AM [User Showcase] Re: *New* Larina - Old time happy dance [Re: Rob4580]
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Bluegrass is so much fun, and this song is a blast. Cool pic of Larina, too. Man, what a excellent use of BiaB. A fun listen, Rob!
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#643075 - 02/20/21 09:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: *New* Larina - Old time happy dance [Re: Rob4580]
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Rob,
Great fun with a sad tale- those bushrangers got no respect for love!
Excellent vocal & harmonies and the band backs you up with energy.

Robert

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#643086 - 02/20/21 09:34 AM [User Showcase] Re: *New* Larina - Old time happy dance [Re: Rob4580]
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Well, you made me finally look on a map and find out where Queensland is. crazy

Fun song - cheerful sound, sad lyrics. The instrumentals showed off some fine fiddling. Well done.

I enjoyed the listen!
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#643101 - 02/20/21 10:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: *New* Larina - Old time happy dance [Re: Rob4580]
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Nice one, Bob. A good story, well told. It serves as a reminder that "greener grass"" (so called) doesn't serve us well if we end up staring at its roots through several feet of earth.

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#643120 - 02/20/21 01:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: *New* Larina - Old time happy dance [Re: Rob4580]
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Better watch out for traditional bluegrassers who might sneak in and destroy that drum kit smile

You packed a lot of drama in that short story...well done!

And, as long time fans of your vocals...another well done!

J&B

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#643152 - 02/20/21 03:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: *New* Larina - Old time happy dance [Re: Rob4580]
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What a cool groove this song has. Loved the vocals and harmonies. Well done.

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#643161 - 02/20/21 05:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: *New* Larina - Old time happy dance [Re: Rob4580]
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Rob,
Excellent tune. Sad story, nicely told... not sure if it is proper to say about sad tunes, but I found it uplifting. Vocals, composition, mix is PRO level. Liked it! Thank you for sharing.

Misha.

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#643224 - 02/21/21 07:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: *New* Larina - Old time happy dance [Re: Rob4580]
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Very cool song. Shades of Marty Robbins. I love the vibe you and the band captured.
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#643288 - 02/21/21 02:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: *New* Larina - Old time happy dance [Re: Tano Music]
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Hello Tano. Thank you for your encouragement.
Rob4580

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#643327 - 02/21/21 05:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: *New* Larina - Old time happy dance [Re: Rob4580]
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Quite a toe tapper!
You got it nailed!

Nice song.
I sense a bit of Roy Orbison.

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#643558 - 02/22/21 05:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: *New* Larina - Old time happy dance [Re: BabuMusic]
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Hello Marty. Glad you like Larina's. Thanks for commenting.
Rob4580

Originally Posted By: BabuMusic
Bluegrass is so much fun, and this song is a blast. Cool pic of Larina, too. Man, what a excellent use of BiaB. A fun listen, Rob!

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#643676 - 02/23/21 02:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: *New* Larina - Old time happy dance [Re: Robertkc]
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Thank you Rob


Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Rob,
Great fun with a sad tale- those bushrangers got no respect for love!
Excellent vocal & harmonies and the band backs you up with energy.

Robert

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#643687 - 02/23/21 03:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: *New* Larina - Old time happy dance [Re: Rob4580]
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WAAAAAYYYY better than Telling Laura.
This works really well - a simple narrative, and tear jerk ending and a strong, urgent beat.
REALLY cool Rob.
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#643694 - 02/23/21 04:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: *New* Larina - Old time happy dance [Re: Rob4580]
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Thoroughly enjoyable, Rob. A little nugget of a story - join the gold rush and fall foul of a bushranger; such an Aussie tragedy. Great vocals as usual.
Regards,
Leon

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#643743 - 02/24/21 04:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: *New* Larina - Old time happy dance [Re: Rob4580]
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Really interesting combination of Marty Robbins and Roy Orbison do bluegrass.
Great nostalgic stuff.

Vic

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#643946 - 02/25/21 05:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: *New* Larina - Old time happy dance [Re: dcuny]
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Hello David.
Many thanks for commenting.
Rob4580

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#643947 - 02/25/21 05:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: *New* Larina - Old time happy dance [Re: Ghostgum]
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Hello Brian.
Thank you for your great comment.
Rob4580

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#643949 - 02/25/21 05:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: *New* Larina - Old time happy dance [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Hi guys. Maybe I should start looking over my shoulder smile
Thanks for your comment. Rob4580

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