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    Default Nobody Men (Blues) - An MP Original

    Nobody Men (Blues) - an MP original very slow blues in A minor. I have recorded this on the Risa LP Electric Ukulele for the solo and single chord tremolo kind of rhythm part. The background rhythm is on my Fender Telecaster Guitar which I haven't played for about five years but just got serviced so it plays like new again... The Risa is the main instrument, but I got inspired getting the fender back in my hands. NB. Forgot to turn my camera/phone on, so here is a photo instead...

    The song is about guys who get lost in the modern society, without anything really... Nobody Men. Saw a programme about homelessness in Britain the other day. Terrible that we in this day and age aren't better at taking care of the people on the bottom of society.



    Lyrics and chords below:
    Nobody Men (Blues)

    I’m a nobody man
    Tryin’ to do the best I can
    Yes I’m a nobody man
    Tryin’ to do the best I can
    Nobody seems to love me, nobody seems to care
    ‘Cause there are nobody men everywhere.

    I was a nobody before
    And I’m a nobody today
    Yes, I was a nobody before
    And I’m a nobody today
    Trying to be somebody
    In my own way

    I’m looking for a change
    But there are no-one at home
    I’m looking for a change
    But there are no-one at home
    Im so tired of walking aimlessly through life,
    And I feel oh so alone

    There’s a void in my heart
    But you can fill it up with tears
    Yes, there’s a void in my heart
    But you can fill it up with tears
    Hey you can help me get out of this misery
    With a little love talk in my ears

    I’m a nobody man
    Tryin’ to be the best that I can
    Yes I’m a nobody man
    Tryin’ to be the best that I can
    Nobody seems to love me, nobody seems to care
    ‘Cause there are nobody men everywhere.

    -
    12 bar blues in Am

    Am | Am | Am | Am
    Dm7 | Dm7 | Am | Am
    Fmaj7 | E7sus2 E7 | Am | Am

    Copyright 2019 - MP
    Last edited by mep1; 02-01-2019 at 03:00 PM.

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    More Dylan.
    The video was taken during a day cruise on the Rhine in Summer 2011.
    Geoff Walker

    I have several ukuleles in various sizes and am not planning on getting any more...

    at least, not yet.

    I also play some blowy things and a squeezy thing

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    Empty Chairs At Empty Tables (1985) from Les Misérables

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    Lightbulb Empty Sky

    More emptiness

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    Too Drunk To Pluck

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    I'm hoping for leniency on the part of the entrance judges.

    When I first read the theme, I had no ideas, but one of my daughters suggested "Nowhere Man." Great thought, but someone had done it already, and my daughter did not indicate high enthusiasm for playing it anyway. My next thought was to go into the literal void with David Bowie and Elton John, but none of my band had even heard "Space Oddity" or "Rocket Man," and I am not nearly persuasive enough to convince them to first learn the two songs, and then be willing to help mash them up properly. (though it would have been fun to have my two girls singing "Mars ain't the kind of place to raise your kids"). I also briefly considered "Gone" by John Hiatt, but I learned it from Andrew Morse's bonus entry to season 82 (see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2BDRA9Zw7g) a few years back. His version is AWESOME, and we don't quite do it justice.

    By now it's Saturday morning and we're pretty much out of time. And that's when I remembered that 1) you're NEVER gonna see no unicorns, and 2) We know the reason why.

    Apologies for the rough performance. My band, the "Uke-ish Rovers," is temperamental to begin with, it's early in the morning, and my daughters haven't had any coffee.

    Last edited by haberkow; 02-02-2019 at 07:31 AM.

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    Hi,
    I haven't posted for a while, just can't seem to get a song done. This one was a challenge because I had to change the key and learn it too.

    Liz

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    Thanks for hosting Jim.

    Benji did a lovely duet of this one back in Season 270. Both of us agree that it’s from a nearly perfect pop album; there’s almost “Nothing Better”.



    I’ll see myself out.
    Andy

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