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Sing A Song Of Sick Spence on Soundcloud
Sing A Song Of Sick Spence on YouTube


Here's a song about a guy named Spence who did something bad and now is sick about it. Drums stems were used, and the flexibility is perfect. Can't wait for more.
Dave Bell (Blue Attitude) played guitar, and did his usual magic for the intro, fills, solo and outro, but only played on the last chorus. I liked it and was going to paste it to the others, but liked his idea better. Comments, good or bad, are always much appreciated and helpful.

Title: Sing A Song For Sick Spence
Key=F#m, Tempo 115, Length (m:s)=3:49
Style is _DETROIT.STY (Detroit Soul Funk Shuffle w Loop)

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Dave played guitar, and I played bass and vocals.


Sing A Song For Sick Spence

Sing a song for sick Spence. He's got a ways to go.
He fell and hurt his feelings on the road where no one goes no more.
He's hiding in the woodshed in the back of granny's place,
and calling it his sick bed where he's held up in disgrace.

Sing a song for sick Spence. His life is looming low.
Let me say in his defense he thought we wouldn't know this much.

When the girl was living he would often watch her work.
Her daddy owned the drug store where Spencer was the clerk for years.
One day he found the courage to ask her on a date.
She laughed. He was discouraged, and closed out rather late.

Sing a song for sick Spence. He's crying in his drink.
He's sitting on the picket fence without a thought to think. Whoa woe.

Floating down the river is a bloody paper cup.
He spies it from his sick bed, and knows his time is up real soon.

Sing a song for sick Spence. His pocket's full of rye.
The druggist's daughter's gone away, and he's left there to cry for life.


V-- (F#m F#m D C#7)2 F#m F#m
F#m F#m D C#7

CH-- A7 C#7 D A A7 C#7 D C#7
and after 1st V add: F#m F#m


Enjoy whatever happens!
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Poor Spense indeed, he's hiding in the woodshed, his life so much in need.

Great job guys, Once again pro bass, pro vocals and pro guitar . . . quality muscianship you are known for.

I don't follow the flexibility in the various drum stems though. They sound smooth and natural to me.


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I misread it as Skip Spence initially.
Skip - sad end but Oar was magnificent.
Sick Spence - no the richer, non the wiser.
It's a cool pun to base a song upon.
The harmonies are rich and well place.
Fab solo, (no surprise there).
Cautionary tale and a good one.
Well done sir.

One day I'll tell you about the lobster & the shark - a very tangentially related story that relies on part of the same pun.


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Marty, as usual you and Dave put out another masterpiece.
As Steve said everything is professional, as usual!
I liked the harmonies in the chorus also.
Great work gentlemen.


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I do love an interesting lyric, Marty and you have one here.
Good mix.

Before reading the lyric it sounded like you sang " on the road where no one goes SHOW more".
It could be my ears though.

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I misheard the lyrics as "Sing a song for 6 pence" blush

My favorite part is the chorus, I love those harmonies.
As always when you work with Dave, the result is something special.

Good song, good arrangement, good production...absolutely nothing to complain about smile


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Howdy Marty....

This is a good song.
Flows along nicely with good vox and lyrics.
Blue does a great job on guitar.

Well gone....I enjoyed the listen.

Back to it....

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Marty,

Well that’s a really clever title and write . . . great band accentuated by Mr. Bell’s excellent guitar playing. Engaging chorus with some great, really well mixed and balanced harmonies. Another great one, Marty. Well done!

All my best to you,

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Marty

Excellent clever lyrics, well sung, and performed.

Dave's playing always elevates a song and this is no exception.

Really well done.

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Hi Marty,

Great song title and good song.

Loved the instrumentals and harmonies.

Best Regards
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Originally Posted By: Bass Thumper
Poor Spense indeed, he's hiding in the woodshed, his life so much in need.

Great job guys, Once again pro bass, pro vocals and pro guitar . . . quality muscianship you are known for.

I don't follow the flexibility in the various drum stems though. They sound smooth and natural to me.

Ah, "smooth and natural" is the intent. The stems give us the ability to mix each mic from the drum kit --much more flexibility. More than once I've done a Latin song or something and found the perfect drummer. Only problem was I couldn't get rid of or reduce the guiro, which became annoyingly monotonous. For some songs we may want more of the sound from the BOTTOM of the snare, and Stems make that possible. Thanks for your encouraging comment, Steve.

Originally Posted By: rayc
I misread it as Skip Spence initially.
Skip - sad end but Oar was magnificent.
Sick Spence - no the richer, non the wiser.
It's a cool pun to base a song upon.
The harmonies are rich and well place.
Fab solo, (no surprise there).
Cautionary tale and a good one.
Well done sir.

One day I'll tell you about the lobster & the shark - a very tangentially related story that relies on part of the same pun.

Love tapping into your vast knowledge, Ray. I had to look up Skip. But now you GOTTA tell me/us the story of the lobster and shark. Thanks!

Originally Posted By: MarioD
Marty, as usual you and Dave put out another masterpiece.
As Steve said everything is professional, as usual!
I liked the harmonies in the chorus also.
Great work gentlemen.

Thanks so much, Mario!


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Marty,
such clever write! Awesome drive & vocals. Signature Dave's guitar adds another dimension to this gem. I assume you played the bass.
Overall, very good package & video. Enjoyed it! Gave it a spin in a car couple of days ago (sounds great btw) and today. Super mix. Thank you for sharing.

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HA!

What a CLEVER write. But, more than that, what a TERRIFIC write.
Good lines all over the place.
Excellent alliteration!!!
Solid. Through and through.

And a SOLID BAND. Excellent music.
Dave's guitar work is exceptional, as always.
a beautiful mix.

One of your best! (I seem to be saying that to you all the time anymore).
A favorite....for sure...

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Marty, you sang this unique song very well. Also good harmonies. Dave’s guitar is excellent as usual. The lyrics held my attention and are definitely one of a kind. I definitely enjoyed my listen to this well done production, Tom

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Catchy!

Well sung, clever write. Good guitar too.

Actually, good everything. laugh


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Originally Posted By: vicarn
I do love an interesting lyric, Marty and you have one here.
Good mix.

Before reading the lyric it sounded like you sang " on the road where no one goes SHOW more".
It could be my ears though.

Vic

Haha. Not your ears, Vic. They are excellent. It's likely the effect of age on my voice. wink

Originally Posted By: B.D.Thomas
I misheard the lyrics as "Sing a song for 6 pence" blush

My favorite part is the chorus, I love those harmonies.
As always when you work with Dave, the result is something special.

Good song, good arrangement, good production...absolutely nothing to complain about smile

Thanks, BD. I wanted 3-part for the harmonies so the low guy starts below the lead then goes above it and back. If I went with 2 above the lead, it would've been way out of my range. Glad you like it.

Originally Posted By: chulaivet1966
Howdy Marty....

This is a good song.
Flows along nicely with good vox and lyrics.
Blue does a great job on guitar.

Well gone....I enjoyed the listen.

Back to it....

Ho'dy, Wayne. Thanks for the listen and comment.

Originally Posted By: Deej56
Marty,

Well that’s a really clever title and write . . . great band accentuated by Mr. Bell’s excellent guitar playing. Engaging chorus with some great, really well mixed and balanced harmonies. Another great one, Marty. Well done!

All my best to you,

Deej

Thanks, Deej. Seemed I kept singing "Sing a song for 6 pence" in my head for days, and thought that was awfully cheap to pay for singing a song. But then, unlike happy birthday, it's in public domain, so why would anyone pay anything. The little spark of Lennon I keep in my brain said, "Maybe it's sick Spence."


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Excellent Music, and lyrics I loved my listen. I will be listening to more in the future.


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Originally Posted By: PeterF
Marty

Excellent clever lyrics, well sung, and performed.

Dave's playing always elevates a song and this is no exception.

Really well done.

Peter

Thank you very much, Peter.

Originally Posted By: NigelSpiers
Hi Marty,

Great song title and good song.

Loved the instrumentals and harmonies.

Best Regards
Nigel

Thanks, Nigel.

Originally Posted By: Rustyspoon#
Marty,
such clever write! Awesome drive & vocals. Signature Dave's guitar adds another dimension to this gem. I assume you played the bass.
Overall, very good package & video. Enjoyed it! Gave it a spin in a car couple of days ago (sounds great btw) and today. Super mix. Thank you for sharing.

Misha.

Thanks, Misha. Every pro studio I've ever been in always had a bunch of different speaker setups, and the final test was always on crappy old car speakers. If it sounds good there, it'll sound good anywhere. They don't make crappy speakers anymore, but I still test them there all the time. It often shows flaws otherwise missed.


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Originally Posted By: BabuMusic
The little spark of Lennon I keep in my brain said, "Maybe it's sick Spence."

The Lennon of "A Spaniard in the Works", right? =8^)

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Marty, Marty, Marty...this is so clever a write...it is your usual stellar production and Dave's impeccable work with an ax...love the tempo and bounce of the track...such a sad song for sick Spence (I hope he's hangin' in there) smile


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