Kia Ora is the right Maori word and that iechyd dda  is what I was trying say.
Ka Pai Phill  Ka Pai means good pronounced Car Pie.   
A Fijian word we use at my 96 year old mum   home as she is Fijian is Bula Vinake a way of saying cheers. It also translates to hello thankyou as Bula also means hello and vinaka means thankyou.
Vinaka Phill

Hi Phill
Not only do us Kiwis who follow Rugby Union love the Welsh because we play the same game. We love the way your suporters.sing. Cardiff Arms Park is a place of pilgrimage for many a Kiwi. Your Town  LLanelli is also known by many  here through Rugby. Back in the early 70s our All Blacks were given a great lesson on how to play rugby in your town.  It is now a privilege for me and Easybeat  to  have someone like you teach us how to write and put together  a  great song. Both songs you put up are  very good but full credit must be given to you and Easybeat. Welsh entertainers like Harry Secombe, Tom Jones, Shirley Bassey and Phill Williams have provided me with great entertainment over the years . Thank you Phill.
Quiet often on a Sunday around about  5pm I stop for a quick beer with my friends at our local there I will raise my pint and wish you my friend good health and say those Welsh words La ch yd da..


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Nice kids song you wrote there EB.  I will leave atttachment here to one I wrote recently for Kids.


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Cheers EB


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Thank you TF  and Phill. If you do make it into a song Phill I would be thrilled.


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Cheers Tig and  EB appreciate you taking time to read it. . look forward to hearing your version of it Easy Beat.


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One of my favourites takes me back to going to his concerts and digging every minute of it.


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Greetings from New Zealand (Aotearoa) known to Maori as The Land Of The Long White Cloud. Even though it is summer here in our region it has been very cloudy and wet while other areas of NZ need water. At the moment due to me not being able to play my guitar or piano I have writen this poem that I think really should be a song. So if anyone wants to have go making it into a song that would be fantastic.
                                                                                                        Look  For Light.
I can't help if your always blue.
I can't help if your head is down.
Got to look for light.
Got to look for light.
Stop hiding.
It's a disgrace those who put you down.
Reflect on  what works good.
Don't let mistakes define you.
Got to look for light.
Got to look for light.
Even in the darkness there are stars that shine.
Bright beacons to the divine.
Got to look for light.
Got to look for light.
I can see your anxious.
I can feel your nerves trying to grab hold of you.
I can feel you wanting to take flight.
Got to look for light.
Got to look for light.
Even in the darkness there are stars that shine.
Bright beacons to the divine.
Got to look for light.
Got to look for light.
Hey come out from undercover.
It will be alright.
Got to look for light.
Got to look for light.
The stage is yours.
You will sail through.
It will be alright.
It will be alright.
Forget the storms inside your head.
Got to look for light.
Got to look for light.
Ride on the applause.
Turn silence into sound.
Send out your beacon.
Got to look for light.
Got to look for light.
Even in the darkness there are stars that shine.
Bright beacons to the divine.
Got to look for light.
Got to look for light.
Got to look for light.


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Clever chorus lines a song that works perfect which many a songwriter who has been to Nashville could relate to. Even people who are interested  in country music and what Nashville represents. Many a Kiwi musician has gone there in the hope of breakking into the big time.


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Bill not having you here in Chordieland is a big loss, we are poorer for not having you here. I guess someone's opinion has upset you. I like  the Marcus Aurelius saying. "Everything we hear is opinion not fact. Everything we see is a perspective not the truth."
Come back to your chordie family we need you here.
I am one of your many fans and friend's from around the world.


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Your difrications have been  taken in by me and I am pleased to say it has changed my life.
I appreciate  your intendacation  and incarnations on proper processavacation.
Improper viceasian has never been for me and less russiannation has resulted in better instigation for me and my lonely friends.
Effecating has been dispensed with and I have broadenfied my horizontalizations.
Defeating peckingnation  while discussing markasion invasion has made dukecation a good education.
Good morning and good night.
Thank you for showing me how to right write.


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Our local organisation for copywrite is APRA (Australasian Preforming Right Association) which covers Australia and NZ.  I think a big frustration for muscians world wide is the way the big music companies and those with the cash can trade and make a killing financially on the songwriters work. It sounds like the BMI has stiffled the up and coming who arent going to make a big dent in the earning power of those with plenty of cash  anyway. I know amatuer Musical theatre here always find it a big hurdle to find  the money needed to secure the right's to put on shows. Richard OBrien a kiwi who wrote  Rocky Horror Picture Show felt it was outrages the fees charged for people to cover his work who weren't going to make a personal fortune out of it. He felt that copywrite organisations  had to much say on how or who could benifit from his work.


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Thank you Badeye the artist you put up all inspire me musically,  It is summer down here in the Sourth Pacific New Zealand but nature has on somedays descided to throw storms and rain at us.This is another track that came up that I enjoyed also … mp;index=9


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Thank you everyone or your comments.  I guess the only truth in life is what is moved outside of our control will never push out any good persons expectations for a proper future. A collective human spirit to fight for what is right will hopefully never  be completly supressed. The human ability  to stay positive  at times of hardship  will never stop an appreciation of what we have in life. The pursuite of good over evil. At the end words are just nothing without action.


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Hello everyone heading into 2017.  I have been thinking about what I want and life in general when this poem came into my head.
I will call it ................                                        Think You Have. ....................................................................................

You have to stop sometimes, take time to think.
When Mother Nature hits the earth we forgot to love it reminds us with a sting.
It's a wake up shake as buildings once thought solid fall.
Its a wake up call  when solid trees are felled by powerfull  breath of  fast air.
Fast moving air creating turmoil to big for any human or their constructions  to fight.
It's a wake up call when time refuses to stop.
No clever devises to turn time back.
A young body now old.
A mind no longer sharp as axes of old cut into forrests full of healthy tree's.
Pills made to survive not provided for addictive recreation.
You have to stop sometimes take time to think.
In the process of training hard you lose but never forget the goal.
The necessary water of life we drink.
When dry we pray for more.
Engulfed by too much of what we wanted we drown crying for less.
You have to stop and think.
There are many living life on slippery slopes never sure of their ground.
They will never give up hope.
You have  to stop sometimes and count.
Count what is good.
Count on what you know is right.
Count on the fact that there are those who are prepared to fight for right.
Count your blessings as you blow away the cobwebs that tie you down.


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Hi, Mojo here is the Jville family doing our version of your fine song. It is not as good the one you put up. But I thought maybe it would be interesting to hear another take on it.

mekidsmom wrote:

I just did a little searching in the Songwriting section myself - I really liked this one by Mojo (no name song):
I think he did a nice job on his recording, but with such simple chords, it could be done a bunch of different ways (even Beamer could get in on this one I think).

I like that idea Amy , Hope  by Mojo is a real good song for people to cover. Having said that chordie has a big pool of talented writers to pick from.


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Elvis Presely started of his singing in church. I will attach a link here to the late Larry Norman  doing a song who wrote about those sort of things using rock and roll.


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Happy Birthday Bill you Capricorns are obviously born under a good star. Amy writing about dancing reminded me of Maree and I walking around Courtney Place here in Wellington. This Transvestite Taller and bigger than me I am 6 Foot 2inches suddenly  appeared in front of me and started dancing with me on the footpath. Me being a good sport did some dance moves before gracefully  or discracefully moving on. To make it worse wasn't Maree laughing but a cafe full of people photographing me with their cellphones. The transvestite had a microphone in her hand and was using me a passer by as part of her act.


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Happy New Year Bill andd Dondra
Thank you for your E card I enjoyed it. I have attached a message for you below.


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Happy NewYear  Dino and all Chordies from New Zealand. A message attached for Strummer Bill and all of the wonderful Chordie Verse citizens.


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Happy Birthday Amy . Birthdays are good for you.  The more you have the longer you live. As  you slide  down the bannister of life may the splinters never point the wrong way.


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Merry Christmas Bill and Dondra
I thought I would send you a list of things  on a video that  are known to people from New Zealand but maybe not known to those not from here. Some of those  items would be cooked in a hangi a Maori way of cooking.  Hope everyone's Christmas went well and Happy New Year. The culinery side is tastier than it looks but not in common use by most Kiwi's. Kumura one of the items shown is my favourite sweet potatoe to eat.


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Thank you Keepitreal  glad you liked it.  EB though it is nice to get a few listen,s I am always interested to get people's comments. TIGLJK when I get time i might try it out with a band.  Or maybe I will get lucky someone will cover it with a full backing line up. It is real good to get all your coments  thank you..
Merry Christmas


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That is sad news Status Quo has always put on a good show every time I have been at one of their concerts. I have seen them live many times over the years. The first time  was at Te Rapa down here in NZ  it was 1973 when I went to see them along with other top groups. Ever since that concert I have been a fan. The Te Rapa concert also introduced  me to the music of Fairport Convention and Slade who were also on the Bill. The last time I saw Status Quo was in 1986 at Wembly Stadium, Maree and I were at the now famous Queen Concert and Status Quo were one of the support acts. They got the huge crowd rocking. It is sad to think of the three Bands that played at that concert  three of the lead singers are not with us anymore. Freddie Mercury, Michael Hutchence of INXS  and now Rick. I love the way Status Quo could get a crowd going with their rocky guitars and those distinctive duo vocals.