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Thanks Peatle, awesome for that feedback and  I enjoyed playing this one  smile

Thanks also Jim for your kind comments, it`s a fun song to sing  smile

Laugh Lots ... Forgive Much ...  Love one another     smile
Covers and some Originals found over there    ------- >    https://soundcloud.com/ukulelejan

52 (edited by Zurf 2017-11-19 20:50:42)

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I'm killing time this afternoon, and can't access my computer. So I'm recording some songs on my phone and posting them.  Here's a few.

Challenge song: Randy Travis' Forever and Ever Amen  https://soundcloud.com/user-35218982/fo … amen-csotm

Just messing around 1: Johnny Cash's Flesh and Blood  https://soundcloud.com/user-35218982/fl … or-chordie

An actual original: Zurf's My Life Revolves Around Pee  https://soundcloud.com/user-35218982/my … around-pee

Another original - To be clear, this is THE other original: Zurf's Herschel's Campfire Song https://soundcloud.com/user-35218982/he … pfire-song

To be fair to Herschel, he is an Eagle Scout, he is always prepared, and he is one person I'd trust to be able to get a fire lit in the midst of a hurricane. This song came out of a discussion among a bunch of us River Rats about the fire starting approaches we practice in order to light a fire if we ever get hypothermic and what it is we keep in our "Bail out bags" to light a fire with. My answer was, "I bring beer to bribe Herschel to light one. And some tinder."  They all agreed that my approach was sound, but it did prompt this song.

Anudder song. This one was written by my friend Alvin Pugh. It's a Jesus song. You've been notified.  https://soundcloud.com/user-35218982/remember-the-nail

Granted B chord amnesty by King of the Mutants (Long live the king).
If it comes from the heart and you add a few beers... it'll be awesome! - Mekidsmom
When in doubt ... hats. - B.G. Dude

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Zurf    Well Done !!

I actually enjoyed the Jesus song as much or better than the others.


Tell Alvin that this is a great song !  You are a very talented musician with a lot of Charisma Zurf !

JIM smile

Your vision is not limited by what your eye can see, but what your mind can imagine.
Make your life count, and the world will be a better place because you tried.

"Use the talents you possess, for the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except only the the best." - Henry Van Dyke

54 (edited by Zurf 2017-11-20 01:21:36)

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TIGLJK wrote:

Zurf    Well Done !!

I actually enjoyed the Jesus song as much or better than the others.


Tell Alvin that this is a great song !  You are a very talented musician with a lot of Charisma Zurf !

JIM smile

Sadly I can't tell Alvin anything. He passed away five or so years ago. The mid-Atlanic river fishing community was shaken to its core, and it broke my heart. Honestly, I am still recovering from his loss. At least twice a week, I still wish I could call him. It made for an interesting funeral though, in which there was about half of the group who hadn't been inside a church in decades and the best clothes they owned were covered in many, many pockets. His dear widow, Miss Tricia, loved on every one of those weepy, grizzly, deeply tanned, mostly intoxicated individuals...showing just what a remarkable individual Alvin was to attract such a strong, moral, caring, and loving woman.

But...here is a picture Garuchi (recent Chordiestock attendees know him) took of me playing bass with Alvin singing that particular song in Garuchi's basement studio. The knee-biters are my kids.  I'm holding the bass. Alvin is laughing at my kids' antics. As was his wont. That youngest one remains pretty darn punk, as the picture would indicate. If it looks like Alvin would have barely fit through the door behind him, that's because Alvin was a very large man who would have barely fit through the door behind him.

https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/219472_219307964761669_7059831_o.jpg?oh=c951ab305de1fa7a33e450bf8ceef60f&oe=5A99AA90

And here is another picture of that dear man. He never earned a lot of money, and he frequently rued the fact that he didn't have a boat to row. He loved to row boats. He was amazing rowing boats. A stronger "engine" you will never find.  The mid-Atlantic river fishermen got together and bought him an inflatable pontoon boat for his birthday. This is a picture of when the present was revealed to him. There's not a dry eye in the campground. The days had been running over 100 degrees. About this picture, Alvin said, "I know it was hot because my eyes were sweating."  Dirty Ed was there and wrote a song for him titled "Special Men." That's Dirty Ed in the background, sitting with a guitar and wearing a head lamp. And...I think his eyes might have been sweating a little bit too.

https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/602958_505960522757607_1314165092_n.jpg?oh=10f2ce644c49be9b814f518f8edf635c&oe=5AA3A4FE

And the next day, that crazy old Hillbilly hadn't stopped smiling. I came across him on the river while he was testing out his new boat, and he was still smiling ear to ear.

https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/1917393_101732243185909_3355145_n.jpg?oh=b6e476114131792ce3ee773b17db7806&oe=5A9C1DC8

Granted B chord amnesty by King of the Mutants (Long live the king).
If it comes from the heart and you add a few beers... it'll be awesome! - Mekidsmom
When in doubt ... hats. - B.G. Dude

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All of that goes to explain why a couple of times you may have noticed my voice catching while I sang his song.

Granted B chord amnesty by King of the Mutants (Long live the king).
If it comes from the heart and you add a few beers... it'll be awesome! - Mekidsmom
When in doubt ... hats. - B.G. Dude

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Good stuff my man, really good stuff !

Nay - GREAT STUFF !
Alvin sounds like the kinda guy we all should have at our campfires! smile
Thanks for sharing !

JIM

Your vision is not limited by what your eye can see, but what your mind can imagine.
Make your life count, and the world will be a better place because you tried.

"Use the talents you possess, for the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except only the the best." - Henry Van Dyke

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Zurf wrote:

An actual original: Zurf's My Life Revolves Around Pee  https://soundcloud.com/user-35218982/my … around-pee

Here's a video version of this song from my place in 2015.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_LLWi_ … mp;index=5

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[b]Today Is Only Yesterdays Tomorrow[/b]

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Well done zurf to get through so many songs on a Sunday.  I hadn`t heard of Randy Travis song  Forever and ever, so that was new to me.

Laugh Lots ... Forgive Much ...  Love one another     smile
Covers and some Originals found over there    ------- >    https://soundcloud.com/ukulelejan

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Just a gentle reminder this months songs are: 

Elvira
Folsom Prison
Sylvia`s Mother
I`m Going To Love You Forever – Randy Travis
To Her Door – Paul Kelly
Proud Mary
Smoke On The Water
A Horse With No Name
Gloria – by Van morrison or Doors
Stepping Stones – by The Monkeys
Leaving On A Jet Plane
House Of The Rising Sun
Jambalaya

Laugh Lots ... Forgive Much ...  Love one another     smile
Covers and some Originals found over there    ------- >    https://soundcloud.com/ukulelejan

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Zurf After a hard day I came home and had a listen to your songs on soundcloud. Your recordings help make my day . Now reading about Alvin and looking at his picture I can see he was a man with a big heart. Unclejoesband I enjoyed the video you put up of Zurf playing.

61 (edited by neophytte 2017-11-21 04:46:44)

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House of the rising sun: https://youtu.be/Tzyt1vBfMEw - I'm also putting up some acoustic versions of my original songs on YouTube, if you're feeling bored and want to look around smile

Cheers

-[ Musician, writer, guitarist, poor singer ]-
My songs             http://neophytte.mine.nu/audio/
My Soundcloud   https://soundcloud.com/neophytte1
My YouTube         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHnDpTAPTUE&list=PLhpGn51pPqN6q8kmuORnuWcAXRF1_b1zV

62 (edited by Peatle Jville 2017-11-21 05:52:25)

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Nice singing and playing Neo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjZgNWD … e=youtu.be

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Peatle Jville wrote:

Nice singing and playing Neo.

Thanks!! (not sure I got all the words right, as I did it from memory) ...

-[ Musician, writer, guitarist, poor singer ]-
My songs             http://neophytte.mine.nu/audio/
My Soundcloud   https://soundcloud.com/neophytte1
My YouTube         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHnDpTAPTUE&list=PLhpGn51pPqN6q8kmuORnuWcAXRF1_b1zV

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neophytte wrote:
Peatle Jville wrote:

Nice singing and playing Neo.

Thanks!! (not sure I got all the words right, as I did it from memory) ...

Lyrics schmyrics. I never get them right.

Granted B chord amnesty by King of the Mutants (Long live the king).
If it comes from the heart and you add a few beers... it'll be awesome! - Mekidsmom
When in doubt ... hats. - B.G. Dude

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Zurf wrote:
neophytte wrote:
Peatle Jville wrote:

Nice singing and playing Neo.

Thanks!! (not sure I got all the words right, as I did it from memory) ...

Lyrics schmyrics. I never get them right.

I thought that was for effect ... !!

-[ Musician, writer, guitarist, poor singer ]-
My songs             http://neophytte.mine.nu/audio/
My Soundcloud   https://soundcloud.com/neophytte1
My YouTube         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHnDpTAPTUE&list=PLhpGn51pPqN6q8kmuORnuWcAXRF1_b1zV

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neophytte wrote:
Zurf wrote:
neophytte wrote:

Thanks!! (not sure I got all the words right, as I did it from memory) ...

Lyrics schmyrics. I never get them right.

I thought that was for effect ... !!

LOL.  More likely because of a defect.

Granted B chord amnesty by King of the Mutants (Long live the king).
If it comes from the heart and you add a few beers... it'll be awesome! - Mekidsmom
When in doubt ... hats. - B.G. Dude

67 (edited by Peatle Jville 2017-11-21 19:30:06)

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Zurf wrote
Thanks!! (not sure I got all the words right, as I did it from memory) ..

Lyrics schmyrics. I never get them right.
All I know Zurf is you got slick licks and lyrics.

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neophytte ........ well played on the house of the rising sun ............ you even had the sun shinning in through your window smile

Peatle ...............  an original by you from going to the Doctors and you  came up with that .... pretty clever.   Even if it is not a FSOTM song smile

Hey eveyone ............. if your songs aren`t ones from this months FSOTM ......... they should be posted in ~ My local band and me ~  cheers  smile

Laugh Lots ... Forgive Much ...  Love one another     smile
Covers and some Originals found over there    ------- >    https://soundcloud.com/ukulelejan

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Jandle wrote:

neophytte ........ well played on the house of the rising sun ............ you even had the sun shinning in through your window smile

Thanks - although that wasn't deliberate smile

-[ Musician, writer, guitarist, poor singer ]-
My songs             http://neophytte.mine.nu/audio/
My Soundcloud   https://soundcloud.com/neophytte1
My YouTube         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHnDpTAPTUE&list=PLhpGn51pPqN6q8kmuORnuWcAXRF1_b1zV

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Jandle thank you for your kind comment.

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well this is one part turkey and two parts alcohol . my version of house of the rising sun on a thanks giving night. a long way from home again during the holidays. hope every one has had a happy thanks giving
https://soundcloud.com/mojo01/house-of-the-rising-sun

out of tune out of key and out of touch

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mojo01 wrote:

well this is one part turkey and two parts alcohol . my version of house of the rising sun on a thanks giving night. a long way from home again during the holidays. hope every one has had a happy thanks giving
https://soundcloud.com/mojo01/house-of-the-rising-sun

The guitar was good, but the vocals were a bit low smile

-[ Musician, writer, guitarist, poor singer ]-
My songs             http://neophytte.mine.nu/audio/
My Soundcloud   https://soundcloud.com/neophytte1
My YouTube         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHnDpTAPTUE&list=PLhpGn51pPqN6q8kmuORnuWcAXRF1_b1zV

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neophytte wrote:
mojo01 wrote:

well this is one part turkey and two parts alcohol . my version of house of the rising sun on a thanks giving night. a long way from home again during the holidays. hope every one has had a happy thanks giving
https://soundcloud.com/mojo01/house-of-the-rising-sun

The guitar was good, but the vocals were a bit low smile

that's odd I thought the vocals were the best part of that post

out of tune out of key and out of touch

74 (edited by TIGLJK 2017-11-24 11:42:41)

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Mojo - Fantastic - you played the    House of The Rising Sun while singing the   Sounds of Silence - rare ability

and I agree - guitar work was superb.   
if you get to the point of 75% alcohol who knows what masterpiece might occur ! smile

Even though you were away from home, I hope you had a Great Thanksgiving.
Thanks for sharing

Jim

Your vision is not limited by what your eye can see, but what your mind can imagine.
Make your life count, and the world will be a better place because you tried.

"Use the talents you possess, for the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except only the the best." - Henry Van Dyke

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Mojo you kicked the motor  into action on that guitar real good.. Man you got it purring.