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  1. #21
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    So this is a song by just about everyone ever, and the beauty of it is there's that many interpretations that there's no wrong way to play it.

    Which is where this one comes in.....


    "Even on a cloudy day, I'll keep my eyes fixed on the sun"

    "But I heard voices, Not in the head, out in the air, they called to me. Through record speakers, through thick and thin, they found a shelter, beneath my skin"

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    Awesome theme! I'm known for doing murder ballads around my house cause my wife freaks out so at them. Her reaction makes me do them more. lol Sometimes she won't even let me finish the song. Then at a gathering my wife asked me to do some, and the 12 year old daughter of my wife's friend was completely mesmerized by them, and now requests them whenever I see her. Which is a little weird. lol This song, written by Waylon Jennings, is far and away the most requested one I get. Interestingly there's another version of this song with an "alternative ending", where the guy ends up in a mental hospital and it's unclear if he's killed anyone. I like this ending much better. It's much more powerful. I didn't hit the chords at the end of the song here as clean as I'd like, but I kept the take.


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    Looks like I'll be doing a Blitzen Trapper song for the second straight week. It might end up being two, though I'm hoping someone else will do this one for me. I did it already on tiple way back in Season 19. I may have changed the key from the original, but when I played it the chords were "Cm Gm Eb Bb F" all the way through.

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    OK - first up can I just say that I hate this song? But...

    When I did "Tie a Yellow Ribbon" last week, Pabrizzer told me that he rated it about the same as "Honey", and I am pretty sure he meant he didn't like either of them.
    When I mentioned this week's theme to my wife, she came back in an instant with "Honey".
    So I just had to...Sorry Pa. (and I got the season number wrong AGAIN!)

    Soprano - KoAloha KSM-00, Maccaferri Islander
    Concert - Barron River Mahogany, Barron River Cypress, MyaMoe Koa, Johnny Marvin "Tenor"
    Sopranino - Rob Collins Cigar Box
    ...all with Worth strings
    ...and a few chords

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    Never mind the words, just hum along and keep on going...

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    So here's one I actually like. But how come I didn't spot that it has a tree in it too? So, as a sort of joint Season 278/279 entry...



    That's definitely my lot for this week, as I am off to the Glastonbury Festival. And for once, the weather forecast is a good one!
    Last edited by YorkSteve; 06-18-2017 at 09:10 AM.
    Soprano - KoAloha KSM-00, Maccaferri Islander
    Concert - Barron River Mahogany, Barron River Cypress, MyaMoe Koa, Johnny Marvin "Tenor"
    Sopranino - Rob Collins Cigar Box
    ...all with Worth strings
    ...and a few chords

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    Caught Melissa in the kitchen and knocked one out for ya - great theme! Hopefully more coming from the coast because it is 111 in Cloverdale and he are getting the hell out of here tomorrow

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    My mom told me a long time back she wanted this song played at her funeral. Luckily we haven't had to yet (87).


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    This is another original true story song, or as true as I could get it. With old stories like this, it's hard to tell where the truth blurs into legend. If you are inclined to learn more about this story, and see some photos of the people involved, just do a search for Joe Ball, the Butcher of Elmendorf. I tried to get it as accurate as possible, based on what I have read about it. Apparently, no one else has written a song about this before!



    Elmendorf is a very small town
    Down around San Antone
    And Frank X. Ball was a rich man
    He had the first house to be made from stone

    It was named after Henry Elmendorf
    But Frank built it from the ground
    His cotton gin handled all the crops
    That grew on the farms all around

    Frank and his wife Elizabeth
    Had children upstanding and fine
    But they also had one son named Joe
    There was something twisted in his mind

    They said he was just as good as most
    Before he fought in the Great War
    But they say he saw things in the trenches
    That left him strange and scarred

    When he came back home from the war
    He started running bootleg whiskey
    He'd dip it right out of a 50-gallon barrel
    For anyone who had the money

    Now, Joe, he liked his whiskey
    And he was good with a gun
    He would shoot birds off a telephone line
    With his pistol, just for fun

    And when Prohibition ended
    He opened a bar in town
    And there he fell in love with a waitress
    Pretty, dark-haired Hazel Brown

    But Big Minnie was already in love with him
    And she was jealous of Miss Brown
    So one day Joe took Minnie to the coast
    And there he shot her down

    Well, Joe knew how to bring 'em in
    No, greed he didn't lack
    He caught him some alligators
    And put 'em in a concrete pond out back

    On Friday nights the folks would come
    And the party would last all night
    And Joe would have a cat or a possum
    And the alligators would bite

    He'd throw a squirrel or a dog or a cat
    Or any live meat he'd found
    Into the gator pond while the people cheered
    And them big gators would swallow it down

    Then Joe fell in love with another girl
    Buddy Goodwin was her name
    Then Hazel found herself in Minnie's place
    And her fate was just the same

    He stashed poor Hazel in a whiskey barrel
    And hid it behind a barn
    But then he fed her to his gators
    When authorities were warned

    There were two county deputies named John
    Gray and Klevenhagen were their last names
    They drove out to Joe Ball's bar
    Tryin' to figure out Joe Ball's game

    Well, Joe went for his pistol
    When they walked in the room
    But Joe turned the pistol on himself
    And Joe Ball sealed his own doom

    Nobody knows how many he killed
    But several women had disappeared
    They found Minnie buried at Ingleside
    But there were many more, they feared

    They found rotted meat and clumps of hair
    Back there in the gator's deep
    So they put them gators in the San Antone Zoo
    And for many more years
    People would come
    And watch 'em just a-layin in the sun, asleep.
    Never mind the words, just hum along and keep on going...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demimondaine View Post
    Can the person be dead when the song begins?
    Oh hey, I think this follows on from the PM you sent me. As long as the song mentions the actual death at some point, I don't see a problem with it. Even if it doesn't, I'll be pretty lenient this week, so if you think it works, I'll accept it.

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