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#775144 08/30/23 05:38 AM
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This song came about after a brief chat with Marty, when I told him a story about my mother.
He suggested it for a song, so here it is.

Drums: Praise worship and Cowbell rock quarters
Guitar: 693
Mandolins: 1948 and 2035
Fiddles: 3144, 3154 and 1878
Basses: 1268 and 2459

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That's my Mama © 2023 Vic Arnold
V1
Just 5 foot two.
Permed up hair.
Not afraid of no one.
Didn't have a care.
Held her counsel.
Behind them blue eyes
Weighed up the options.
Dug out the lies.
Ch.1
She's my teacher.
and my preacher.
Quite a fighter.
There's no one like her.
She was a oner
A bella donna. That's my Mama
V2
Walked me to school
when I was 12 years old.
Wrapped me up in wool
so I wouldn't catch a cold.
Cooking and a cleaning
and scrubbing our clothes.
Where she got the energy
the lord only knows
Ch.1
Inst.
V3
Sitting in a bar
in the nicer part of town.
A girl gave me the eye
to put her beau down.
He's getting cranky
and jumps upon my back.
Mama swings her handbag,
Smackety Smack.
Ch.2
He was a goner,
there no longer.
She was a fighter.
No one like her.
She's a oner
A Bella donna. That's my Mama
Br.
She always said one day I'd look after myself.

But those blue eyes follow me
from her picture on my shelf.

She's my teacher.
and my preacher.
She's a winner.
Chicken dinner
She's a oner
A bella donna. That's my Mama

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Hi Vic
Great idea to write a song about your mother
A very good text
And musically and vocally very nicely realized
Cheers to our mothers
Many greetings
Andi ;-)

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Vic...super song about your mama...love the fiddle, mandolin and the rest of the band...great tribute!


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Beautiful homage to your mom, I have MANY images in my head now!

"Smackety Smack"
smile

Well done!


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Vic,

That's a very nice song - great tribute to your mother. Good vocal and good mix.

Bob

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Fun tune, and (as others have said), a great homage to your Mum. She would have been proud - well done.

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Nice work memorializing your mother.
The vocal seems just a little loud/detached from the backing and there are a few strident/sibilant things that pop out here'n'there that could be controlled if you've a mind to.
Nothing that's a deal breaker though.
Nice work.


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Amen Andi

Thanks.

Vic

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Thank you Firesong.

I wonder if she's listening.

Vic

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Vic,

A good Mama song. A good write.
"She was a oner
A bella donna.
That's my Mama"
Excellent soft-rhymes.
Good BAND.
Mix is balanced. The vocal stands out. I might tuck-it-in just a tad.

The song stayed in my head for some time after listening. That's a good sign...

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Thank you B.D.
May those images linger a while.

Vic

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Thank you Bob.

Vic

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Thank you Musician17.

She probably would have been embarrassed too.

Vic

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Thanks Ray.
I hope I have corrected some of those issues now.

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Thanks Floyd.
I have turned down the vocal a little now.
Get that ear worm!

Vic

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A great tribute to your mama!

Super groove and instrumentation.

Great vocal and mix.

I really liked this one.


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Oh, man, this is such fun, Vic. I saw and heard this several times but wasn't home to comment. I love the chorus, and you know I love your vocals and lyrics. The lyrics in this one are just perfect, and I like the twist toward the end. Perfect band, and you made us all love your mom. Cool twist of Bella donna. Now, let's see... what else can we suggest you write about?


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Thanks Mario.
I like that you like it.

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Thanks for the sugg, Marty and thanks for the comments.
Personal stuff is awkward to write about but I enjoyed the ride.

Vic

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Good job. I like the song. My momma.... she was very similar..... fearless in anyones face.


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