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(@vic-lewis-vl)
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Took a slight liberty with the title - forgive me David? I think it was Smokindog who said to me, many many GN years ago, something like "if in doubt, go with the blues." So that advice came back to me today.....

Here It Comes....

Pass me my guitar, I feel the need to play a little blues,
Pass me my guitar, I feel the need to play a little blues,
Let me roll a cigarette, and pour another glass of booze.

Well I'm no SRV, Gary Moore or BB King,
Yes I'm no SRV, Gary Moore or BB King,
But my heart and soul goes into what I play and sing.

Well I got this feeling, here it comes again,
Yes I got this feeling, here it comes again,
Been in love with the blues since I don't know when.

So pass me my guitar, I feel the need to play a little blues,
Pass me my guitar, I feel the need to play a little blues,
Let me roll a cigarette, and pour another glass of booze.

The thing about blues songs.....the lyrics may look like they've been thrown together, but when you pick up a guitar - and in this case, tune it to open G and pick up a slide - suddenly they all make sense.

:D :D :D

Vic

"Sometimes the beauty of music can help us all find strength to deal with all the curves life can throw us." (D. Hodge.)


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(@hobson)
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I can definitely hear this as a blues song. Nice work.

How about changing this line:

Been in love with the blues since I don't know when.

to this:

Been in love with the blues since I was ten.

I know what the assignment was, but it seems like "Pass Me My Guitar" fits better as a title. Or maybe "here it comes" needs to be more prominent in the lyrics.

Renee


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(@davidhodge)
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Hey Vic

Nice job. And no problem taking liberties with assignments - you of all people should know that, especially with all the topics you've handed out.

Although I don't agree with her about the "since I don't know when" line (love it, actually), I do think Renee's right about either changing the title or rearranging the lyrics a bit. Since I dictated the title, I should at least help out with rearranging. A simple fix would be to use your "I got this feeling" line as an opening chorus, then following it up with the "pass me my guitar" line:
Well I got this feeling, here it comes again,
Yes I got this feeling, here it comes again,
Been in love with the blues since I don't know when.

Pass me my guitar, I feel the need to play a little blues,
Pass me my guitar, I feel the need to play a little blues,
Let me roll a cigarette, and pour another glass of booze.

Well I'm no SRV, Gary Moore or BB King,
Yes I'm no SRV, Gary Moore or BB King,
But my heart and soul goes into what I play and sing.

Well I got this feeling, here it comes again,
Yes I got this feeling, here it comes again,
Been in love with the blues since I don't know when.

Pass me my guitar, I feel the need to play a little blues,
Pass me my guitar, I feel the need to play a little blues,
Let me roll a cigarette, and pour another glass of booze.

Another thought would be to rearrange your "blues icons" lines in the style of Muddy Waters' "Mannish Boy" (the "da Da da da" part in open G: you'd start open, then bar the fifth fret then slide to the third and then pull off to the open strings again). You could then use just the first two lines of this section and the last two line of the "I got this feeling" section. Add some solos, and a reprise of the middle eight (complete with new blues icons) and it could be like this:
Well I got this feeling, here it comes again,
Yes I got this feeling, here it comes again,
Been in love with the blues since I don't know when.

Pass me my guitar, I need to play a little blues,
Pass me my guitar, I need to play a little blues,
Let me roll a cigarette, and pour another glass of booze.

(da DA da da) Well I aint no SRV (da DA da da) Gary Moore or BB King,
(da DA da da) But I pour heart and soul out every time I play and sing.
Yes I got this feeling, here it comes again,
Been in love with the blues since I don't know when.

SOLO (solos)

da DA da da) Well I aint no Muddy Waters (da DA da da) Buddy Guy or Albert King,
(da DA da da) But I pour heart and soul out every time I play and sing.
Yes I got this feeling, here it comes again,
Been in love with the blues since I don't know when.

Pass me my guitar, I need to play a little blues,
Pass me my guitar, I need to play a little blues,
Let me roll a cigarette, and pour another glass of booze.

(MORE SOLOS)

Well I got this feeling, here it comes again,
Yes I got this feeling, here it comes again,
Been in love with the blues since I don't know when.

I also took the liberty of trimming out the "feel the" from the "pass me my guitar" lines. When I sing this in my head, it seems to make more sense in terms of meter.

Anyway, that's all my two cents for the time being. Looking forward to hearing this at some point. Bet you're going to do a fantastic job on it.

Peace


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(@andygetch)
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BB was singing to 12 bar blues in my head, the phrasing fits well, very nice!

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=1228093


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(@john-sargent)
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I was toying with the blues too but don't think I'll get to the song. Mine was going to be Here Comes the Christmas Blues.

For yours, I have this idea:

Title: Here Comes the Blues

First line: Here it comes, here it comes, here come the blues again


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(@jamestoffee)
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Hi Vic,

Nothing more to add to what's been said. I favor the "don't know when" line

Nice job!

-James


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