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(@katreich)
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This week's assignment got me thinking about the Beatles American debut back in the day. I think the music for this one is going to be classic early Beatles.
Edit:
Sitting down to actually sing found the original a bit bulky; Here's the pared down version, and the MP3 can be heard here:

http://soundclick.com/share?songid=7398002

Had a bit of an editing glitch with the recorder (again) so the song doesn't start til about 25 seconds in.
This needs a drum track and better guitar players than me, but it should give you an Idea of where I'm going with this.

Big Sister take 2

I was a little girl of six back in 1963
Jump rope, hopscotch, and cartoons on TV
Then one day big sister brought home a record player
And put on a new album
Four young boys with crazy hair
Well I guess I really didn't get it
I didn't understand it all
But the Beatles found their way to our house
Because Big Sister had a thing for Paul.

We all sat around the television
When Ed Sullivan announced the band
And we all jumped up and down excited
Hearing I Want To Hold Your Hand
We watched them standing on the tarmac
When they landed out at JFK
Three thousand screaming girls
Yelling in a maniac way
And I guess I didn't understand it
I guess I didn't get it all
When the Beatles found their way to our house
But my sister had a thing for Paul.

Rubber Soul , Revolver, Hard Day's Night
Sergeant Pepper , Abbey Road, we saw the light
We learned to harmonize over Twist and Shout
But by the end Let it Be it's over and out

Never quite got into John and Yoko
Didn't care too much for Paul and Wings
I thank god for George and Monty Python
I don't know why Ringo sings
But when I'm driving up the highway
Playing the Beatles on my MP3
I crank up the air, start singing “yeah, yeah yeah”
And I'm back in 1963.

And I guess I really didn't get it
I guess I didn't understand it all
But the Beatles came onto my play list
Because my sister had a thing for Paul.

Kathy Reichert 3/3/09

Falling in love is like learning to play the guitar; first you learn to follow the rules, then you learn to play with your heart.

www.soundclick.com/kathyreichert


   
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(@jamestoffee)
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Kathy,

Very nice :D You seem to have found a way to song craft and really flesh out the people in your songs. The concrete examples stay in mind as well.

I look forward to the listen. :D

James


   
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Captures an era of America that we “old foke” can remember . . .

Isn't it funny how the teenage girls back then were able to “tune in” to the Beatles and let the rest of us know what was coming?

I too had a big sister (two in fact) that went bonkers over them . . . I didn't get it . . .
One year later . . . GOT IT! . . . (what seemed like) many years later . . . they announced their last album and I'm praying . . .
. . . “please don't Let It Be” . . .

And yes, Yoko was a disappointment . . . where was she dragging John?

Looking forward to this one, Kat

KR2

It's the rock that gives the stream its music . . . and the stream that gives the rock its roll.


   
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(@katreich)
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Here's the soundclick link:

http://soundclick.com/share?songid=7398002

Falling in love is like learning to play the guitar; first you learn to follow the rules, then you learn to play with your heart.

www.soundclick.com/kathyreichert


   
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(@jamestoffee)
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Kathy,

Very Nice :mrgreen: :note1: :mrgreen:

Your music fits perfectly with the words and the Beatles "mood".

My favorite part was the "oooooOOO" at the end of the bridge! :D

I also like the outro gtr riff as the song was ending......

Great Job!

James


   
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(@dylanbarrett)
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Hey Kathy

I really enjoyed the listen...kept me on the edge of my seat for the first half hour... :wink:

And I think because of that, the only problem I had was the first line of the song... :? I think it is because you have 'six' and nineteen 'six'ty three, but also I think the line, although probably correct in all aspects doesn't sound correct (as the rest of the song works really well).

Don't really want to write any lines, but maybe something worth thinking about (IMHO).

Otherwise, fab, groovy, far out etc etc etc.

Rock on!
D 8)

I'm nowhere near Chicago. I've got six string, 8 fingers, two thumbs, it's dark 'cos I'm wearing sunglasses - Hit it!


   
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