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Ding Dong Merrily on High/Good King Wenceslas


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Ms Miss

 Genre: Holiday

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I was looking through a Christmas songbook and spotted two tunes that simultaneously got stuck in my head. I mentioned to my attention-deficit husband Pooey that I could make a cool song by combining the two together! And so Jimmy said "Let's go record." I said "My voice can't handle it." (We sang carols at an old-folks home today and we had to yell, AND I am sick). So Jim said "Let's do it anyway."

So, I arranged "Ding Dong Merrily on High," and "Good King Wenceslas", played mandolin and sang, and Jimboborini (you know him as Pooey) played guitar and lent his producing mastery to get this song done in just a few hours, all the while neglecting our three children. We hope it was worth it.

Merry Christmas all you beautiful Macjammers!
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Lyrics
Google "Ding Ding" and "Good King". We left out verse 4.
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Hits: 5943
Comments: 26
Fans: 8
Plays: 3004
Downloads: 216
Votes: 13
Uploaded: Dec 17, 2006 - 01:20:19 AM
Last Updated: Dec 17, 2006 - 01:20:19 AM Last Played: Nov 06, 2017 - 12:27:06 PM
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Hardware:
eMacaroni, Lisa's beautiful little Epiphone mandolin, Jimmy's beautiful Gibson J-45 (apparently it turned 20 last month), and a mic, and a mysterious grey box that sits next to the confuser.
Software:
Microsoft Instant Christmas Carol 2006 v3.6 for Windows XP v4.5 (with updates and fixes in place)
Comments
Reinholt56 said 3991 days ago (December 17th, 2006)
Kids are resilient......
The arrangement and mix were excellent.

Thanks for adding this piece of festive fun to the site.

Have a great Chrimbo and 2007.

R.

PS - The guitar and player have both matured well (for 20 years).
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Ms Miss said 3990 days ago (December 17th, 2006)
arrangement
Thanks so much for the comment. We really had fun playing this and the two songs worked together so well. Thanks!
Ms Miss

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"At dawn, look to the East."
Gandalf
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said 3990 days ago (December 17th, 2006)
Wonderful!
Thank you so much for this!!!

. - Harold
Ms Miss said 3990 days ago (December 17th, 2006)
Ding Dong!
Your welcome! Thanks for listening.
Miss

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"At dawn, look to the East."
Gandalf
Check out my latest song called Ding Dong Merrily on High/Good King Wenceslas
drakonis said 3990 days ago (December 17th, 2006)
mind-bendingingly perfect
I dunno, after listening, this sounds like it was meant to be, and I can no longer remember each song individually! Beautiful singing and playing!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Ms Miss said 3990 days ago (December 17th, 2006)
Two Carols
Thanks so much. These songs are two of my favorites and it just seemed natural to dissolve from one into the other. Thanks for listening!
Ms Miss

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"At dawn, look to the East."
Gandalf
Check out my latest song called Ding Dong Merrily on High/Good King Wenceslas
Stun Nutz said 3990 days ago (December 17th, 2006)
such...
...a delightful tune, so naturally sung and played. I love the new arrangement as well... it sounded like a perfect fit to me (although, I can't say I know the originals too well).

You guys sang carols together for the old folks? How sweet!
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Ms Miss said 3990 days ago (December 17th, 2006)
Carolling with the seniors
Yes, we did Christmas carolling with the seniors yesterday. Although I can't really take much credit for the idea. I have to thank my friend Bill for organizing the event. We enjoy having a little venue for playing and trying new things, such as Jim's modulation-mad version of Deck the Halls!
Thanks for listening.
These are two of my favorite songs, as old-fashioned as they are. I read somewhere that Good King Wenceslas was written in the 14th century! I'll need to verify that, but it's good fun anyway!
Ms Miss

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"At dawn, look to the East."
Gandalf
Check out my latest song called Ding Dong Merrily on High/Good King Wenceslas
kristyjo said 3990 days ago (December 17th, 2006)
Lots of energy!
Great pacing for these two - could almost be done as a partner song until the 'Glo----' and the 'Brightly shone'. Good King Wenceslas was a Bohemian king who was very compassionate toward the poor and took good care of all his subjects. His feast day falls in December.
Because they are well known to me, this was an 'instant' favorite.
Oh - and neglecting three children while you're doing something you enjoy is a long held and revered custom in our household as well!

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Ms Miss said 3989 days ago (December 18th, 2006)
Neglecting children
Thank you for the comment, and the info on King Wenceslas.
I shouldn't say we were actually neglecting the kids, but it was more like they were watching a movie and we said "we'll be upstairs recording kids, ok?" And their reply was - nothing. They were ok with it!

We sure enjoyed working on this. It was really fun.
Ms Miss

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"At dawn, look to the East."
Gandalf
Check out my latest song called Ding Dong Merrily on High/Good King Wenceslas
MattGranz said 3989 days ago (December 18th, 2006)
Excellent!
A wonderful production all around!
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pooey said 3989 days ago (December 18th, 2006)
Thanks!
I'm still learning how to get a good mix (or at least what I think sounds good), so I appreciate hearing that it sounds good to you too.

Thanks again!

--Jim (Pooey)

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MissChaos said 3989 days ago (December 18th, 2006)
your kids have the coolest parents!
I love the mandolin! Nice mix, great, clean vocals -- just plain fun and good for the soul.

Kudos to the Pooey household! Happy holidays.
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Ms Miss said 3989 days ago (December 18th, 2006)
Mandolin
Thanks Miss Chaos! I absolutely love my mandolin. I've only had it since July, but it's so addictive to play. It's really hard to put down. So I've really enjoyed recording with it!

Ms Miss

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"At dawn, look to the East."
Gandalf
Check out my latest song called Ding Dong Merrily on High/Good King Wenceslas
Magritte said 3989 days ago (December 18th, 2006)
Not tired of holiday music yet.
Not when it sounds like this!

I also like the mix, which is nice and bright, very holiday-appropriate. The instruments sound amazing together. Such a rich mixture...just like the two of you!
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Ms Miss said 3989 days ago (December 18th, 2006)
Instruments
Thanks Magritte!
There's no reason for anyone to get sick of holiday music. THere's so much you can do with it. And I have to admit, the older and more ancient the tunes, the more fun they are to spice up!
I have a wonderfully talented husband who plays off of me so well. Kudos to my Pooey!
Ms Miss

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"At dawn, look to the East."
Gandalf
Check out my latest song called Ding Dong Merrily on High/Good King Wenceslas
Monkaton said 3989 days ago (December 18th, 2006)
Merry King W.
Good arrangement. Nice guitar and mando. Sounds real good.

Have a Merry Christmas.


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Monkaton said 3989 days ago (December 18th, 2006)
Oops
I should have wished you a very Pooey Christmas.


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Ms Miss said 3989 days ago (December 19th, 2006)
Have Yourself a Pooey Little Christmas!
Thanks for listening!
Ms Miss

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"At dawn, look to the East."
Gandalf
Check out my latest song called Ding Dong Merrily on High/Good King Wenceslas
bug67 said 3989 days ago (December 18th, 2006)
Jolly good time
"...A mysterious grey box that sits next to the confuser."

That's classic! Thank you for this great festive song. I love all the elements. The mandolin is a wonderful instrument and adds greatly to this festive mood. Thank you for sharing this.

Merry Christmas!

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Ms Miss said 3989 days ago (December 19th, 2006)
Confuser
Thanks for the comments. And yes, it's a confuser. Well at least to me it is. Pooey knows all about it though!

Thanks for appreciating the mandolin. Me like it lots! It's very fun to play and real hard to put down!

Merry Christmas!
Ms Miss

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"At dawn, look to the East."
Gandalf
Check out my latest song called Ding Dong Merrily on High/Good King Wenceslas
pooey said 3989 days ago (December 19th, 2006)
I may as well comment as well!
I really love the piece. Right from the moment you suggested it I enjoyed playing it. I really dig your choice of chords on the mandolin during the Glooooooooooooria. And you're dang cute too.
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Ms Miss said 3988 days ago (December 19th, 2006)
Cute?
Thanks Poo.
You're nice.
You play good.
Ms Miss

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"At dawn, look to the East."
Gandalf
Check out my latest song called Ding Dong Merrily on High/Good King Wenceslas
MJG said 3986 days ago (December 21st, 2006)
Sound good
Nice to hear some Holiday lovin', thanks for the song, and Christmas Spirit-MJG
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Ms Miss said 3986 days ago (December 21st, 2006)
Holiday Spirit
I finally feel like I have some. It's arrived very late this year. REcording this tune has certainly helped! Thanks for listening.
Ms Miss

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"At dawn, look to the East."
Gandalf
Check out my latest song called Ding Dong Merrily on High/Good King Wenceslas
paintballsean16 said 3960 days ago (January 17th, 2007)
Beautiful Voice
I think that your singing is so peaceful keep up and contribute more.
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Name: Lisa Mitchell
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