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Year 6 Wk 19 Too Little Too Late

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 Celt
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I think it's been 11 week since I last posted a song.

That's too long.

Anyways this is a kind of Bouncy Blues thing

I had to change the assigned line slightly to fit the rhythm I have in mind.

Too Little Too Late

I had just finished packing my bag
When I heard that telephone ring
I was movin' around the corner
Got tired of the same old thing
She said " I called to say I'm sorry"
I said "Baby let me set you straight"

Too Little,Too Late
Too Little,Too Late

I was drinking my morning coffee
When that knock came on the door
She was standing on my porch step
Crying "Baby don't you want me no more"
I said " It's not that I don't love you but,
There's only so much that a man can take"

Too Little,Too Late
Too Little,Too Late

I was hanging at the local bar
Talking with my good friends
When I saw a pair steel blue eyes
Staring at me from the other end
She said " Fancy meeting you here"
I said "Honey you know this was no twist of fate"

Too Little,Too Late
Too Little,Too Late

I'm not the type to cut and run
But I won't be made a fool
And I may not know a thing about love
But I'm sure she broke some rule
She said " Come back home and I'll be true"
I said "That was never your strongest trait"

Too Little,Too Late
Too Little,Too Late ....

John

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Oh Oh Oh I can just hear a growling Etta James thing going here! Really, you could really camp this one up if you wanted to!
I love this one. Post a recording!

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.

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(@barnabus-rox)
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+ 1 To what Kathy said ...

I really enjoyed reading this one John ..

Well done John

Cheers

Trev.. :wink:

Here is to you as good as you are
And here is to me as bad as I am
As good as you are and as bad as I am
I'm as good as you are as bad as I am


   
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(@chefie)
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Hi John,

I, too, really like this one. In particular I love your use of "too little, too late." My only question would be your use of "same old" in the third verse . . . . . . seems after your use of it in the first verse, you might want to come up with something else for variation.

All in all, well done!

Neil


   
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(@lavadave)
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It reads great. Looking forward to hearing it.


   
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(@vic-lewis-vl)
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Took me a while to get to grips with this one, John - the slightly unusual rhyming scheme threw me a little at first. Once I'd got past that, well - looks pretty good from here.

Funny, Kath mentioned Etta James - I could "see" Johnny Cash doing this, I think it'd suit that kind of delivery.

Couple of tiny things - "I said " It's not that I don't love but,".....is the word "you" missing from that line? "It's not that I don't love you but"....seems to fit better...."I was hang at the same old bar" - hanging?....

Anyway, good to see you're out of the dry spell - good song to make a comeback with!

: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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 Celt
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Thanks Everybody

And Thanks to Neil and Vic for doing my proof reading for me.

I'll try to record this soon.

John

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" It's easier than waiting around to die" Townes Van Zandt


   
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