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Hippie Dribble
08-20-2012, 07:55 PM
1998. Don Edwards.

In my opinion, this is one of the best Cowboy songs ever written. I'm utterly in awe of it and just hope I do it some form of justice. Have wanted to record it for a long time, but hesitated, being worried I would butcher it. Anyway I bit the bullet this morning and took a run at it, inspired by my friend Canoe Lady's gorgeous rendition.

Anyway, Don Edwards is a wonderful writer. This song became famous worldwide when it was featured on the soundtrack to Werner Herzog's brilliant 2005 documentary film "Grizzly Man", which chronicles the life and death of bear enthusiast and environmental warrior Timothy Treadwell. The score by Richard Thompson is astounding and worth the price of admission alone.

I played it on my Mainland Baritone ukulele. Thanks for watching friends. for Lefty

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-m_8mYFwZM

itsme
08-20-2012, 08:35 PM
That was really nice. Enjoyed it a lot. :)

Camsuke
08-20-2012, 08:59 PM
This has got to be one of your very best performances, marvellous.

Ron
08-20-2012, 09:53 PM
Nice work. Love a good cowboy song

UkuEroll
08-20-2012, 10:48 PM
One word.....Yeeeeeeehaaaaa!

Leroy

Canoe Lady
08-20-2012, 10:57 PM
Well done, my friend (as usual).

ukuleledaveey
08-20-2012, 11:18 PM
great job Jon, wonderful as ever,love your playing and your wonderful voice, still got your CD's playing in my car :)
It is always a treat to watch and listen to you play, keep them coming mate.
If there ever was a award for top uker/singer and all round great bloke you should be the winner, take care mate best wishes to you and all :)

bluesuke
08-21-2012, 12:21 AM
Brilliant!

23skidoo
08-21-2012, 01:47 AM
this is one of the best things you've done, Jon - just spot on, truly lovely stuff..... great picking, heartfelt vocals.... I always enjoy your stuff, but this is definitely the top of the heap, man....

Hippie Dribble
08-21-2012, 01:56 AM
That was really nice. Enjoyed it a lot. :)
thanks for the comment itsme

This has got to be one of your very best performances, marvellous.
ah, many blessings brother Cam. I noticed your approaching 1000 posts mate and I reckon 950 of them have been comments encouraging and complimenting posters like me on the vids board. You're a legend mate.

Nice work. Love a good cowboy song
cheers Ron!

One word.....Yeeeeeeehaaaaa!

Leroy
thanks heaps brother Leroy...he he

v30
08-21-2012, 03:01 AM
this is one of the best things you've done, Jon - just spot on, truly lovely stuff..... great picking, heartfelt vocals.... I always enjoy your stuff, but this is definitely the top of the heap, man....

+1.....that was wicked good !

roxhum
08-21-2012, 05:09 AM
Jon, I don't think it is possible for you to butcher a song. You are an awesome talent and uu is enriched by your music and thoughtful post.

Bob Bledsoe
08-21-2012, 06:08 AM
Epic, Jon! It's a high bar to top yourself, but I would say this is your best yet. Beautifully done!

Hippie Dribble
08-21-2012, 10:06 AM
Well done, my friend (as usual).
thanks for the inspiration Diane

great job Jon, wonderful as ever,love your playing and your wonderful voice, still got your CD's playing in my car :)
It is always a treat to watch and listen to you play, keep them coming mate.
If there ever was a award for top uker/singer and all round great bloke you should be the winner, take care mate best wishes to you and all :)
gee, such a sweet comment Dave, thanks mate, blessings to you and the missus from us

Brilliant!
cheers Perry!

this is one of the best things you've done, Jon - just spot on, truly lovely stuff..... great picking, heartfelt vocals.... I always enjoy your stuff, but this is definitely the top of the heap, man....
really kind of you to say this Bill, thanks mate, glad you got where it was coming from

Hippie Dribble
08-21-2012, 10:09 AM
+1.....that was wicked good !
cheers and many thanks v30!

Jon, I don't think it is possible for you to butcher a song. You are an awesome talent and uu is enriched by your music and thoughtful post.
thanks a lot Rox. I don't normally get too paranoid about this kind of stuff but I think I was putting a little more pressure on myself than normal, just because this song is so powerful to me. Some songs just cut you open and this is one of them. Thanks for being so sweet mate

Epic, Jon! It's a high bar to top yourself, but I would say this is your best yet. Beautifully done!
thanks a bunch Bob, much appreciated brother

ryanvt
08-21-2012, 11:26 AM
Cool song and nicely done! thanks for the reintroduction to the song and inspiration, getting out the Bari now...

Hippie Dribble
08-22-2012, 11:16 AM
Cool song and nicely done! thanks for the reintroduction to the song and inspiration, getting out the Bari now...
thanks for taking a look Ryan. :)

ukuleletim
08-22-2012, 11:48 AM
Beautiful sharing. THank you.

I saw that tragic movie. This is one of my favorite songs.. and thank you for ALWAYS providing top notch entertainment.

Tootler
08-22-2012, 12:11 PM
Great song, excellently sung, superb accompaniment.

Nothing else needs saying.

v30
09-18-2012, 07:59 AM
I had never heard this song before seeing your cover and greatly appreciate you exposing me to it....its a dandy tune. I've listened to the don edwards version of this a few times (on youtube) since seeing your cover and when I go back to your version I'm even more impressed with it.......its just fantastic!
Do you have tab for it, or can you give me an idea of the picking/strum pattern you used? I've got a baritone on the way and would be over-joyed if I could learn how to play this?

peewee
09-18-2012, 08:23 AM
Jon,
I thought I would be funny and switch things up by saying how terrible that was and how I hated it, but I just can't bring myself to do it...
That was great, and add my adulation and thanks to the list. We are certainly lucky to have you and your humor (humour) talent encouragement and positive attitude among us.

BigSkyUkuleleGirl
09-18-2012, 09:26 AM
Nice, I am also a fan of Don Edwards and play this on my guitar.

jrengreen
09-18-2012, 10:16 PM
Wasn't familiar with this song. Thanks both for the introduction and the lovely rendition! Especially appreciated the chorus.