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This is a 3:18 length blues bar loops number, with some extra piano parts penciled in. Just a fun little thing with some FX and my grandson's voice. With my swoony apologies to Jorma.
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My Hesitation Blues

Just walkin’ it out, tryin to understand
Lookin’ at my circumstances-
Not what I planned, but I’ll be all right now
Sometimes I wear my worryin’ shoes
(those worryin’ shoes)
‘cause freedom don’t come natural,
(No, child, it don’t)
and I been livin’ in them hesitation blues.
(Now, why’d I wanna go and do that?)

The road that looked so smooth at first
Was full of rocks instead (ow ow ow)
I tried walkin’ there, but there’s no sense
in being led yy people’s promises
or those daydreams in my head
The wide road is destruction-
I’ll walk the narrow path instead.

Play it for me, GarageBand
I’d play it myself, but I don’t know how!

I’ve heard of unconditional,
such love I tried to reach
It sank me, and I shipwrecked
Yeah, got washed up on that beach
But I’m all right now,
‘cause Jesus paid all of my dues yes, He did
He took that burden from me
I do not need those hesitation blues.
Take it away…….

I know my savior loves me,
and I know He loves you, too
(He sure does)
So take a look at Jesus,
He will always see you through
He loves unconditional
(Just the way you are)
Your heart He’ll never crush, nor bruise
(You can trust Him)
So read the Book and learn of Him
And lose them hesitation blues, that’s right.




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Uploaded: Dec 14, 2006 - 11:40:40 AM
Last Updated: Dec 14, 2006 - 11:49:18 AM Last Played: Jan 28, 2017 - 03:12:29 PM
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Comments
drakonis said 4017 days ago (December 14th, 2006)
so much fun!
Very nicely done... there's so much to enjoy here. OK, as usual, nit picks first... I would have liked you to let go a little more in your singing and give even MORE emotion in there, it sounded like you were restrained a little on many of the verses (places like "Take it away.." etc.) Also, the blues-piano pencilling got a little muddy here and there, but in some ways, with the great clips of grandson there, I began to envision the 1-year-old reaching up and "helping" on the piano. But on the positive side, this was a well-put-together piece, fun to listen to, really great singing and harmony as usual, sparse and clear, and the little sfx and snippets of the young one were smirky fun. And I assume you wrote the music and lyrics? (I don't know who "Jorma" is.) And it is not too preachy, which means I can Fave it! :-) You are doing so well with this stuff now!
ttfn,
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Roxylee said 4017 days ago (December 14th, 2006)
Why, thank you, sir Drak
I am glad you liked this. Yeah, I held back a bit because I REALLY wanted to get this thing up today and a kid was sleeping in the other room. Also, my mic has been inconsistent, so I needed to get this all done in one take. To answer your questions, yes,I wrote it. I apologized to Jorma (Kaukonen ) because he (among others) sang the Hesitation Blues song. Hearing his version gave me the idea for this one. "I do it, I do it. <G>

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said 4017 days ago (December 14th, 2006)
I love this!!!
:-D "I dooo It!

. - Harold
Roxylee said 4017 days ago (December 14th, 2006)
Hey, Harold
Thank you for stopping by for a listen. This one was fun and if it makes people smile, it was well worth it to me.

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said 4017 days ago (December 14th, 2006)
Ah Ha!
You are a closet HOT TUNA fan! I personally don't think ol' Jorma will mind at all.

Nice going Rox. You really stuck your neck out on this one, but the end result is really very nice (and a whole lot of fun as well).

So...you gonna split the royalties for this one with your grandson? LOL!

Be well!
Roxylee said 4017 days ago (December 14th, 2006)
Closet fan??
I freely admit it, I get swoony when I hear ole Jorma sing Genesis. (the acoustic version). Split the royalites with the baby? Naaah... all I have to do is give him cookies. It's my gramma job. :-) Thank you for your encouraging comments, Mike. I want to brrrrranch out musically, try different genres. I'm glad you think I pulled it off. :-)

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said 4017 days ago (December 14th, 2006)
you go, right now
I do not hesitate to say this is a very engaging, live-sounding production. Very cool. Quality lyrics. I like the playfulness with your grandson. More of the sweet harmony!
Roxylee said 4017 days ago (December 14th, 2006)
Thank you, Rich
I tried to convey a lot in a short song and I'm glad you liked the lyrics. Harmony, yeah, I need to do a harmony song soon. Maybe the baby will chime in. <G>

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said 4017 days ago (December 15th, 2006)
Ten thumbs up...
(I am all thumbs today) And this is the most refreshing blues, uplifting tune I have heard in I don't know how long. Roxy... you rocks.... I am amazed at your GB piano playing... how cool. And I love your lyrics with which I am identifying.

Jack
Roxylee said 4016 days ago (December 15th, 2006)
Blues songs
should have a happy ending in the Christmas season when songs of hope abound. (like your and RcAndrew's version of Silent Night-awesome!) Thank you for listening and commenting. It does my heart good to hear you say that this was refreshing and uplifting. I wanted it to be like David in the Psalms-We may be surrounded by troubles and loss, but God always lifts us up. :-)

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said 4016 days ago (December 15th, 2006)
love the bass
realy cool singing too the sound effects are a wierd twist anyway cool song
Roxylee said 4016 days ago (December 15th, 2006)
Thanks! :-)
Well, you know how it is, once you start with the fx, you can't stop. Thanks for stopping by! :-)

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RickW said 4016 days ago (December 15th, 2006)
N stole the show!
"I do it, I do it!" :-) Both you and N sounded great.


God bless,

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Roxylee said 4016 days ago (December 15th, 2006)
Thanks, Rick
Yeah, Nathaniel stole the show, but he didn't know he was being recorded- Now I can't get him to talk if I'm anywherre near the mic!

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Cori Ander said 4015 days ago (December 16th, 2006)
Haha
Haha, lots of fun thing going here .. "Play it to me GarageBand" .. haha .. really nice ..

And Nathaniel is great too!

.. and you really scared me with that BANG .. it is nighttime, the house is quiet, I was in the headphones and it was kind of real .. I jumped in my chair, haha ...

Digged it a lot!
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Roxylee said 4014 days ago (December 17th, 2006)
LOL, sorry!
I should have toned that down, huh? I'll learn the art of mixing sooner or later (hopefully sooner). I'm glad you enjoyed this, Johannes. Thank you for listening. :-)

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Cori Ander said 4014 days ago (December 17th, 2006)
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no don't turn it down .. some people, like me, will remember the tune a little extra because of that :-)

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Roxylee said 4013 days ago (December 18th, 2006)
OK :-)
But I doo need to learn to mix better, as not to cause a jolt in the headphones. :-)

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Vic Holman said 4015 days ago (December 16th, 2006)
happy blues
for a blues song this sure has a lot of humor. the drop in effects, grandson's vocal entrys, etc. i was smiling all the way through. totally enjoyed this. you go girl!
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Roxylee said 4014 days ago (December 17th, 2006)
Thank you, Vic!
I wanted a blues feel, but I couldn't do a bummer song at Christmas. I'll save that for next month ,when the bills catch up to me. LOL I'm delighted that this song made people smile. :-)

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peacepiano said 4014 days ago (December 17th, 2006)
Brightened My day
You sound like one of the "Four Bitchn' Babes" (Christine Lavin?) on this one. Great song, thanks for sharing.
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Roxylee said 4014 days ago (December 17th, 2006)
Wow, thank you, Bill
I would love to sing like Cheryl Wheeler or write with the wit of Christine Lavin. ( 2 of the BB) To hear you say this reminds you of Christine is way cool, thank you! :-)

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said 3994 days ago (January 6th, 2007)
ROOTY KAZOO
that was really fun. the loop you chose was a good solid one, and i liked the up close and personal mic'ing of your rich voice. sweet harmony, strong presence, fun little journey down a sonic stream. i cracked up when the baby did! wonderful to hear a kazoo again - i've been wondering what's been missing in my life. now i know! ;) anne
Roxylee said 3994 days ago (January 6th, 2007)
Thank you, Sisters
I had fun with this. Thank you for noticing the kazoo. It cost me less than $3 and is a fun, little portable instrument that I play when I feel silly. I'm glad I got the baby's voice. I can use it to blackmail him when he grows up. LOL
Thank you for stopping by. :-)

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stevewhit said 3994 days ago (January 6th, 2007)
Hi Roxylee
This is great. Some great reminders in here. I think the words are great and the singing and harmonies fit really well. I'm not too techy but the mic sounds ok to me. You really do put the effort in to your writing and it shows.

Thanks Roxylee
Best Regards
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Aaron David said 3988 days ago (January 12th, 2007)
That was awesome!
Hi Roxy,

I haven't been around to your page in a while... looks like I have some listening to do!

I really like what you've done here. YOu can tell you really can fun making it as i had fun listening... I thought the sound fx were uncanny and really addeed a certain dimension.. the only downside I see (which was aleady mentioned) was the penciled piano (though you did very well considering). It made it a little mirky at bits but not at all unbearable... more of a little... distracting... however, the idea was certainly put accross... anyways, not bad for someone who claims to not have much musical talent! (I think there is more there than you realize... it takes musical talent to be able to distiguish want does or doesn't sound good ya know ;).

Blessings,
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Roxylee said 3987 days ago (January 13th, 2007)
Hey, bro, how are ya?
Long time no hear! Thank you very much for your comments on this. It was fun to add the baby's voice and other effects, also I wanted this to be upbeat.
I wouldn't know where to start to fix the murky penciled in piano; I don't hear where it's messed up. <G> Hopefully, I'll get better at it, also ask others o listen before I post it. Thank you for stopping by! :-)

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Boris the Bull said 3970 days ago (January 30th, 2007)
thoughts from the bull...
this is the last thing i am hearing before retiring for the evening.

what a wonderful way to close a good, tho typically rough, day.
funny enough, I "hesitated" before clicking the play button, as i really
just wanted to go to bed. but, i also knew if i didn't listen now, i might
not hear it too soon.

this was light and pleasurable, and i adored the voices and the little
treasures of sound throughout, not to mention your wonderful delivery
and the music.

good night and thank you, Roxylee!
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Roxylee said 3970 days ago (January 31st, 2007)
:-)
I'm glad you enjoyed my fun little blues experiment. It means so much to me to hear that my songs make people smile. Thank you for letting me know that, Boris. :-)

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paddler said 3963 days ago (February 7th, 2007)
I like
your voice - i always wanted a vibrato like that - how can i get one? when you tripled up the harmonies on the very last bars sounded gorgeous.I think you may have inspired me to start recording some more blues stuff.well done
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Roxylee said 3962 days ago (February 7th, 2007)
Thank you, RG
Wow, I just went and listened to your voice. You don't need no steenkin vibrato- you sound great. :-) (I don't know how I got that; i just sing that way)
Thank you for listening. If you like the 3 part harmony, some of my other songs have that. Maybe I can sing harmony with you someday? Thank you for stopping by, and I'm glad you liked this.

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macfreddy said 3927 days ago (March 14th, 2007)
How
have I missed this... Really like! and am picturing my nice little jazz-bar in the old town of Stockholm.. Even got that reverb to it :) just the smoke and some people missing..

Well done!
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Roxylee said 3926 days ago (March 15th, 2007)
Why, thank you, Fred!
I hope it brought back good memories. This was a fun song to do, got my grandson in on it, too, although he didn't know it. :-) Thank you for stopping by. :-)

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thetiler said 3888 days ago (April 22nd, 2007)
Terrifc
Roxylee! Love the sound effects as well :)
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thetiler said 3888 days ago (April 22nd, 2007)
Added note
This is nice to hear right before goin to church. Were leaving now to go and thanks for the send off.. .
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Roxylee said 3872 days ago (May 8th, 2007)
Hi, Bill!!
Long time no hear! Thanks for stopping by, and I'm glad you enjoyed this little song . I'll have to get my grandson to sing with me next time. <G>

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Enrique Gil said 3873 days ago (May 8th, 2007)
I got the blues!
Hi Roxy, this is quite nice!
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Roxylee said 3872 days ago (May 8th, 2007)
Thank you, E.G.
I just listened to your latest- amazing as usual. Thanks for having a listen to this. :-)

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TeresaV said 3827 days ago (June 22nd, 2007)
Hehe
Haha, Nathaniel is too funny. I WOULD comment on the song, but I don't like the blues!!
Roxylee said 3827 days ago (June 22nd, 2007)
hehheh
You just commented on the song. <G>

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composerclark said 3807 days ago (July 12th, 2007)
Filled with joy
Hah! I am smiling as I hear this, it's so filled with good feelings! Some really nice playing by your pianist, G.B. Love that kazoo solo! Maybe the first one I've heard here, but hopefully not the last. Love the harmony at the end. You sound a bit like Rita Coolidge!

Okay, this is gonna sound like an odd comment, but the line, "Yeah, got washed up on that beach," well I had to check the lyrics to make sure what the last word was because it was very close to sounding like something else (that would have been totally inappropriate for the song!). I guess if you were ever to redo this song, the thing to do would be make sure you really enunciate well on the word 'beach'!

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Roxylee said 3806 days ago (July 13th, 2007)
Ack!
It doesn't sound like the B word to me; I hope no one heard that and was offended ! I'll have to be more careful in the future. Thank you for listening and for your very nice comment. I'll have to get out my kazoo and fool around with it some more. I'm due for a humorous song again, after that war thing. <G>

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Feter said 3244 days ago (January 26th, 2009)
Hesitation blues
ay ay ma lady folk sang da bluz ....such fun to listen !!!!!
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Roxylee said 3240 days ago (January 29th, 2009)
Feter da blues man!
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I was born in 1953 in Peekskill, NY and have lived in the Hudson River Valley all my life. Music has always been a top priority to me, and until I got GarageBand, I'd never written any. This is fun! Jesus saved my soul at age 26. Everything in my ... [see more]

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The blues is a vocal and instrumental form of music based on a pentatonic scale and a characteristic twelve-bar chord progression. The form evolved in the United States in the communities of former African slaves from spirituals, praise songs, field

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