I love to play this nice easy going tune. I've seen the rag stuffed under the strings but myself I prefer to palm mute to let the strings ring a little.
I hail from land of Robin Hood
Maidens are fair and the beer is good
Where the major oak not minor spruce
Hid Robin from the hangmans noose
Ayup mi duck a common greeting
The happy sound of good friends meeting
And Peatle I extend those words to you
Halfway round this globe so blue
Amazed by YouTube video when I dared to look
Wishing you would write a book
A best seller it would stand apart
With words that come straight from your heart.
Being thicker than most folks I had to read through this poem a few times to fully understand the sheer brilliance of this work. To be compared to work by Shakespeare is no bad thing. Unfortunately the only thing I know about Bill Shakespeare is the pub called Shakespeare's Arms in Nottingham England. To me what we have here is something more in line with that classic rock anthem ( Don't Fear) The Reaper.
I look forward to hearing the words put to music.
That is just so funny with some very clever lyrics. I particularly like the line about playing with a full deck but deal a little slower. Really enjoyed listening.
I really enjoyed listening to this, nice melody great lyrics what is their not to like about this song. I can hear the James Taylor influence but also a bit of John Denver me thinks and that's no bad thing.
A really nice song with very clever lyrics. I particularly like the line. These bluebird skies that come with the highs don't make up for the loss.
Only someone from The Land of Song could have put those words together. It just sounds so Welsh. Great stuff Phill.
One very minor and perhaps insignificant change I made when playing through. Instead of playing the last line of the verse C.G.C. I swapped the last C for a F7. Just to break things up a little. I'm sure theirs other changes you could make but the lyrics are spot on. I enjoyed playing.
A great little song and fun to play. I couldn't help thinking of John Entwistle and his Boris.
Good luck with the twerking, but remember. The A & E gets pretty crowded at this time of year.
Just perfect. Great lyrics and I love that lazy rythem. If we had campfires here in the UK it would make a great campfire song, or if we were allowed into the pubs it would make a great bar room song.
I dont think I've ever read such a thought provoking soul searching post as this on Chordie. I had to read the post a couple of times to fully grasp the meaning, followed the link and read the comments. All of which I found totally absorbing and to be honest theirs parts in there where I don't come out to well.
As I sit outside in the small hours of the morning on a warm summer night, listening to this song over and over till it's now stuck in my head. Phil I have to say that even by your excellent standards of writing and recording in my humble opinion this has to be the best.
Brilliant lyrics. I nearly choked on, my pants don't reach down to my feet and my armpits don't smell all that sweet. I just love it.
Seems to be the season for celebration. I just celebrated the 37th anniversary of my 30th birthday. Unfortunately not a Taylor in sight.
Sounds like you were enjoying playing that as much as I'm sure the audience were enjoying listening to it. Very much up to your usual excellent standard Graham.
I love the simplicity of that bluegrass sound, and the lyrics just about sum up the mood of the moment
Just my interpretation and purely my own humble opinion, and probably just a sign of the times, but I think the melody has a lovely dreamlike quality. I imagine someone sitting reflecting on some low point in their life or maybe just life in general and hoping theirs a light at the end of the tunnel and better times ahead. I look forward to you adding lyrics and if they're as good as the melody it's going to be a great song.
Well thought out lyrics Graham, unfortunately all to relevant at the moment. I also did the applause bit for our fantastic NHS. Stay safe everyone.
I was thinking you could perhaps get a meerkat to join the band.
Love that guitar work, and you make it look so easy.
I really like the tongue in cheek way you written and sing this song, but I particularly enjoyed verse 3. So witty.
Very lively and pleasant, something you can sing or dance along to. Bound to go down well on the C & W or line dancing circuit.
A very tongue in cheek sort of a song. Had a quick run through and sort of changed the last line very slightly. Hope you don't mind.
And with the devil we all burn up the track
Wether I go to heaven
Or if I end up in h#ll
You know that I have lived my life
And won't be coming back
I do apologise but it sort of works for me.
I like the simplicity of this song which allows the listener to concentrate on the lyrics without being distracted. Haven't had chance to play it through yet but looking forward to doing so at the earliest opportunity. Great song. You must be well pleased.