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When Johnny Comes Marching Home


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thetiler

 Genre: Acoustic

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Based on "When Johnny Comes Marching Home

He ran hard to get over the border, but little did he know the adventure that awaited him. . .
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Johnny Perez
Song Stats
Hits: 10008
Comments: 63
Fans: 24
Plays: 1568
Downloads: 105
Votes: 33
Uploaded: May 19, 2006 - 09:40:37 PM
Last Updated: Oct 12, 2007 - 09:45:16 AM Last Played: Nov 10, 2017 - 11:52:01 PM
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Hardware:
2 mics, one preamp and Tascam interface.
Betsy my acoustical Santa Cruz acoustical guitar
Software:
GB2
Comments
drakonis said 4226 days ago (May 19th, 2006)
breathtaking
One of my favorite folk tunes, given an amazingly classy, intricate,
beautifully heart-tugging treatment. No other words but the inarticulate
"wow"! Faved & DLed to my treasured BillFurnerFolder. Thank you for
such wonderful music.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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thetiler said 4225 days ago (May 20th, 2006)
breathtaking
Thanks Drak, I got inspired when I heard Alex De Grassi play a rendition of this
tune. But not enough times to glean any of his ideas, except the fact that he had
a field day on it. He played it solo wthout orchestration.
I kept on adding some Jpack 4 instrumentation, I was going to leave as is almost
at the finish, but decided to add a trumpet feel to give more of a military texture
at start and finish.

Thanks much!

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Ed Hannifin said 4225 days ago (May 20th, 2006)
I'm with Drakonis on this one...
You've got the beauty of the melody, and you've also captured the
essential sadness of the song as it originally appeared, when it was
"Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye", before it morphed into something almost
jaunty. Your playing is very tight and musical, very clean...

The recording itself is clean and clear.

I have to admit that I don't know who Johnny Perez is.

Another great one, Bill.

Ed
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thetiler said 4225 days ago (May 20th, 2006)
I'm with Drakonis on this one...
To: Ed

Thanks ed for your wonderful comments, sure enjoy reading your musical
knowledge. It seems endless, full of great tidbits!

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thetiler said 4225 days ago (May 20th, 2006)
I'm with Drakonis on this one...
Johnny P is a military guy from across the border down mexico way, he
represents in my mind a man who dearly loved his newly cherished country :^)

I think we have all ran across somebody that is new to this country that we
admire. So I tried to put it in music, the best way I know how.

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Komrade K said 4225 days ago (May 20th, 2006)
Energetic performance
Steeleye Span used this tune as part of 'Fighting for Strangers' - so it
always has strong anti-war associations for me. Wonderfully played and
structured (enjoyed the build up). There's lots of fine harmonies and
you've done a great job on the accompaniment (excellent use of
tremolando strings)

KK
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thetiler said 4225 days ago (May 20th, 2006)
Energetic performance
Thanks for posting about SS, never heard them. I am listening to their music on
itunes now.

Cool folk tunes! Nice singin and playing.

Thanks for your comments !

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said 4225 days ago (May 20th, 2006)
mmmm...
Lush, evocative opening....ahhh! Lift off! Haven't heard an acoustic piece
as energetic as this since Mason Williams' A CLASSICAL GAS oh so long
ago. Beautifully executed. Deep feeling throughout. Peachtree has done
you no harm Bill. An instant fave.

Be well!
thetiler said 4221 days ago (May 24th, 2006)
mmmm...
Am is a lot of fun to work with and that is the Key of Classical Gas, which was
featured on the radio for quite a while and still is actually.


Thanks

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said 4221 days ago (May 24th, 2006)
mmmm...
Hey! I thought you already moved to PeachTree! What gives?
said 4221 days ago (May 24th, 2006)
mmmm...
Bill, I just noticed that somehow I neglected to sign on as a fan of this piece! It
must have been a technical glitch. Anyway, I've corrected it. A great tune, this!
Morning Light said 4225 days ago (May 20th, 2006)
Many Stars!!!
Thankyou...............:)
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composerclark said 4225 days ago (May 20th, 2006)
Played with feeling
... as always. You've got a direct line from the heart to your fingers;
you just lay it all out there, and it's impossible not to be drawn in.
Beautiful, and moving, as always. Great guitar chops, as always.
Interesting interplay between guitar and strings. I think that aspect
(the interplay) sounds better here than on any other recording of yours
I've heard, and it's sounded good on other recordings too.

Also has a kind of Spanish flamenco sound happening.

Wow. I'd pay money to hear you play live.

(I'm not sure what the story is that this refers to; you say a little in your
song description, but it made me curious as to what this refers to.)
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composerclark said 4225 days ago (May 20th, 2006)
Played with feeling
Forgot to mention that the sound -- recording quality -- is superb!
10-10-10-10

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thetiler said 4225 days ago (May 20th, 2006)
Played with feeling
I was inspired by the immigration that is happening from Guatemala and Mexico
into the US. How it seems like it's becoming one of the main topics in the news.

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thetiler said 4225 days ago (May 20th, 2006)
Played with feeling
Sorry, I forgot to thank you for such a kind post!

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digitalnirvana9 said 4225 days ago (May 20th, 2006)
Powerful Song Bill!
Near perfect song Bill. My only suggestion would be to fade in on the
strings toward the front a little slower to melt it into the composition
smoother. This is right up there with the best you've done. Thanks for
posting it. The composition is a very timly one too. Its so sad that this
song keeps coming back generation after generation, I can remember an
especially powerful performance in the Vietnam days at my
university...Peace and Light, Norman
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jiguma said 4225 days ago (May 20th, 2006)
Rejuvinated!
Big emotions without lyrics Bill - that's class! I'm glad the move to PTC
hasn't dulled your playing at all - is this a rejuvinated tiler here?
Excellent sounds, playing, recording etc, etc, etc as usual. You seem to
have gotten on top of the strings here - easily your best use of JP4 that
I can recall. Keep em coming Bill and I'll try to keep up with them : )
Neil
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thetiler said 4224 days ago (May 21st, 2006)
Rejuvinated!
We are planning of going to PTC and checking it out, it is not a gimme to live
there. My wife has to approve as well. :) Thanks for posting

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kristyjo said 4225 days ago (May 20th, 2006)
Excellent orchestration...
...along with your usual fine, evocative guitar playing. This is the best
integration of software instruments I've heard from you. The song is
moving and very powerful. Thoughful, yet energetic. I'm glad I made it
back to the site to hear this.
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perceptualvortex said 4225 days ago (May 20th, 2006)
Awesome
Great playing, Bill. And I love how you used the orchestra; very fitting and tasteful. Your guitar playing amazes me every time.
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thetiler said 4221 days ago (May 24th, 2006)
Awesome
Thanks percept

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bronco said 4224 days ago (May 21st, 2006)
Fantastic Arrangement
Bill you outdid yourself here. This is such an innovative and beautiful
arrangement and your playing is superb! This will go in my top 5 of
your tunes!
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thetiler said 4224 days ago (May 21st, 2006)
Fantastic Arrangement
Thanks bronco and thanks very much for sharing your tunes as well!

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ledebutant said 4224 days ago (May 21st, 2006)
So Powerful
Thanks for giving me one of those moments in life when there's
nothing in the whole world but the music in my ears. I'm tremendously
moved, Bill.
maxruehl said 4224 days ago (May 21st, 2006)
Wonderful
I think this is the first piece of yours I've heard and I'm hugely
impressed by your guitar mastery and the quality of the recording.
Now I have to wade through your massive back catalog in search of
other gems--I shouldn't have to search too long. Thanks for sharing.:)
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thetiler said 4224 days ago (May 21st, 2006)
Wonderful
Thanks for the post, it's tough to gain both skills of playin and recording to were
you can satisfy the macjammers. Setting up the mics, getting a decent preamp.
Having mics that I can live with. I guess it's always a learning experience for
sure.

Enjoyed reading your comments!



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snowdragon said 4223 days ago (May 22nd, 2006)
Blew me away
yet again T.

Looks like the move to the Deep South hasn't affected yer playin' any.
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said 4223 days ago (May 22nd, 2006)
Bill and Betsy
are making beautiful music together. I love your ability to record and mix. Being able to treat this masterpiece with such delicate instrumental seasoning requires incredible talent and passion. Everything is perfectly placed, perfectly balanced. This shines as an example of how you've mastered the craft of sending listeners on one magic Furner journey after another. Thanks.
Warren Smith said 4223 days ago (May 22nd, 2006)
new interpretation
I don't know how many different versions of this song I have heard over
the years - certainly dozens. The one that sticks out most in my mind
was recorded by the Chad Mitchell Trio back in the mid-Sixties as a
combination anti-war song and tribute to President Kennedy, bringing
a new meaning to the line "Johnny, we hardly knew you." Tying it to the
current border war/immigration debate is certainly an interesting twist.

There is a difference between covering an old song and re-interpreting
it by making it your own. To me, your version of this classic folk song
clearly falls into the latter category. You retain its heart-wrenching
passion and sadness while making it sound fresh for contemporary
ears. And all of those asides, tangents and variations you deftly fit in
make it a feast for old-listening ears as well.
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alley-oop said 4223 days ago (May 22nd, 2006)
relaxed
I like the easy pace of the track....brilliant
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thetiler said 4221 days ago (May 24th, 2006)
relaxed
Easyness feel of guitar is something I would love to hear more on the radio
outside of the internet. Seems like it is really getting slammed bigtime!

Thanks for the post.

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Mcboy said 4223 days ago (May 22nd, 2006)
just
beautiful playing...........
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thetiler said 4223 days ago (May 22nd, 2006)
just
Thanks very much Mcboy, really appreciate it!



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ziti said 4223 days ago (May 22nd, 2006)
bill, bill, bill
this is not fair....i struggle for weeks with my little acoustic noodles
and you come out with another 10 course feast....i have had the
pleasure of listening to you for over a year now...my bill furner folder is
bulging, and you do THIS to me.

This is one damn fine bit of guitar playing...and recording as
well...straight 10's and man,...cut it out!!!

deepest bows to you!!!!
z
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thetiler said 4222 days ago (May 23rd, 2006)
bill, bill, bill
Thanks much z, enjoy your playing as well.

Good luck to you and your endeavors!


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leonardo21 said 4223 days ago (May 23rd, 2006)
once again
once again you did great work here, absolutely beautiful, and the way you
got the other instruments happening rally blows me away. I don't think it
gets any better than this, so all 10s from me.
thetiler said 4221 days ago (May 24th, 2006)
once again
Thanks Leanardo21

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ziti said 4222 days ago (May 23rd, 2006)
Bill....
I listened to this over and over today....this is really really good!


thanks pal...keep on playing ...the world needs you!!


z
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said 4222 days ago (May 23rd, 2006)
Pick of the litter
You do it right, Bill. Exquisitly sensitive rendition of a time
honored song. Amazing. Rekindling.
thetiler said 4222 days ago (May 23rd, 2006)
Pick of the litter
Thanks Richard

My wife and I were listeing to you sing the latest tune you did.

Way to go. Nice harmonization Richard!

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UncleTupeloFan said 4221 days ago (May 24th, 2006)
Amazing song
Wow -- very inspirational and weighty, loved it. Santa Cruz is one of my
favorite guitars and you make Betsy proud on this one. Thanks!
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thetiler said 4221 days ago (May 25th, 2006)
Amazing song
I sold my Vx2ooo video camera, and that is one reason I bought Betsy.

Thanks much for posting

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Magritte said 4221 days ago (May 24th, 2006)
What is left to say?
Another beautiful interpretation, one that I wished could have gone on forever. Timely as well as timeless.
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thetiler said 4221 days ago (May 24th, 2006)
What is left to say?
You are such a wonderful music person, one who I really enjoy listening to.


Thanks much!

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Einarus said 4220 days ago (May 25th, 2006)
Oh, man!
You just don't stop, do you?
By all means, never do!
Gorgeous!

-E
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thetiler said 4220 days ago (May 25th, 2006)
Oh, man!
Ya, I guess I have a guitar addiction. I wonder is there is a GAA out there?

Guitar addiction anonymous, maybe we guitar players can start up one here at
MJ.

Thanks for posting

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J.A.Stewart said 4220 days ago (May 25th, 2006)
Passion Play
This is undoubtedly one of your finest works, Bill.

A very interesting treatment of this old jewel, imbued with musical
passion and played expertly --- yet with seeming abandon.

Splendid work. --- Joe
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thetiler said 4220 days ago (May 25th, 2006)
Passion Play
Thanks for the eloquent wording JAS

Bill

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screamalexz said 4217 days ago (May 28th, 2006)
sorrow
a sad sounding instrumental. have never heard the original. the instruments seem to be nicely put together.
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thetiler said 4216 days ago (May 29th, 2006)
sorrow
I arranged the music in am, the acoustical guitar fingerstyle can excel in that
key.

Thanks for the post

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Scorpjammer said 4216 days ago (May 29th, 2006)
Full of Drama
Great interpretation, Bill.

Top marks for playing and mixing.

Great sound.

E:)
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thetiler said 4216 days ago (May 29th, 2006)
Full of Drama
Thanks scorp, thanks for letting me hear the wonderful latin Strunz and Farah.

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teptep said 4214 days ago (May 31st, 2006)
wow
the only words I could put to express the way it sounds.
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WRG said 4214 days ago (May 31st, 2006)
nice to see you here
great playing tiler!!!! Impressive. very

Thanks
William
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thetiler said 4209 days ago (June 5th, 2006)
nice to see you here
Thanks !

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bowens said 4115 days ago (September 7th, 2006)
Blown away
I am blown away every time I listen to one of your songs. Maybe someday I'll be able to play like that.
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MunichG said 4100 days ago (September 22nd, 2006)
Great picking!
Very interesting, complex tune, love the picking.
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thetiler said 4100 days ago (September 22nd, 2006)
Thanks MG
This one is one of my favorites that I've done here at MJ.
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said 3737 days ago (September 20th, 2007)
WoW !
This is great post, Mr. Furner if you noticed that i've backed to your oldies ! Not just you, Vic Holman, Ejh and most of my favorite artists here .. i'm enjoying my time listening to MacJams start with those aretist like you and i'm finding that these piece are great, many of it are masters and really i'm impressed by this site's talents !

This is very fine piece, the strings placed in the right place and in the FIT time ! This is gem

Thanks for sharing sir

Take Care
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thetiler said 3737 days ago (September 20th, 2007)
Thanks
BW !
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said 3656 days ago (December 10th, 2007)
Bill....
I came back for a listen after watching your YouTube rendition of same. You are an artist! Fantastic!

Drop me a note sometime.
thetiler said 1632 days ago (June 25th, 2013)
Thanks
so much for stopping by, sorry I didn't reply sooner :) Thanks said!
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