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Happy Birthday, Drakonis!


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Roxylee

 Genre: Acoustic Rock

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Drak's Birthday Song February 10, 2007

A Very Happy Birthday to you, Eduard. :-)

I thought it would be fun to have a birthday song for our MacJams Dragon, so I sent the first verse and half the chorus to Caroline, who, with Peter's technical advice, quickly wrote the rest of the verses. (thank you both very much!) Texasfeel generously offered to lay down the recording soundbed- thank you, John! (melody by Peter Yarrow of PP &M) Then we sent out notices to a bunch of MacJammers (my apologies if you didn't get an invite) who joined in with vox and instruments. I did my best with the editing and mixing, trying to give each player the mic, so to speak. Please forgive me if it's not as professional as it would have been, had you mixed it. This was great fun, and many, many thanks to my MacJams friends for joining in on this birthday celebration. :-)

And a fun time was had by all. :-)

Raising a toast to Eduard, along with all of you,

Roxylee

"Party "characters, in no particular order:

Texasfeel- created the track for recording onto- thanks!
Caroline- singer, kazoo player who stole the MIDI track and was her usual rowdy self
APB- funny guy with the fake Scottish accent
Stevewhit- "old gent" with the real English accent (well, to him, it's not an accent)
Kristyjo- sweet singer of melody and harmony
RickW- laughing singer who asks the question
Kren- singer of harmony and melody, and played her flute
SmokeyVW- singer, our piano player who added the bells
Rebsie- Added a nice extra harmony track
EMP- Echo man of few words, but cool words
Alannah- Sends her reverberating wishes
Ian- sends his birthday greetings to his friend
Amagi- edgy bass track on the second half, organ player
Mystified- lovely backing vocal oohs
Jiguma- cool bass track on the first half
Roxylee- sang a bit, narrator, party hostess
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Lyrics
Drak, the MJ Dragon- words by Roxylee & Caroline (mostly Caroline), melody borrowed from Peter Yarrow

Drak the MJ dragon
Lives by the sea
He also lives in all our hearts
In MacJams land, you see
He is the best friend, ever
He’ll always lend an ear
His dragon grins and smirky smiles
Will always bring you cheer

CHORUS:

Oh, Drak the MJ dragon
Lives by the sea
We send you birthday greetings
You’re the best, we all agree!
We wouldn’t be without you
We need you day and nite
Cos you are our best dragon here
On the MacJams site

Drak the MJ dragon lived by the sea
he whooshed and poofed and
poofed and whooshed
as happily as can be
and whenever I want anyone
to give advice to me
I look for Drak along the track
coz he's the one for me
 
CHORUS

Drak the MJ dragon
Writes his code in C
He’s nifty with a pencil
And makes music in GB
His hardware is amazing
Not a floppy drive in sight
You ask him for a nibble and
He’ll give you a big byte

 CHORUS

Drak the MJ dragon
A punny gift he’s got
His music is so beautiful
Just like a bandelbrot (Uh- Caroline, you mean mandelbrot? ;-)
He’s nifty with a pencil
And speedy with his mouse
And always sends us photographs
When e’er he leaves his house.

 CHORUS
Song Stats
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Comments: 46
Fans: 24
Plays: 950
Downloads: 879
Votes: 14
Uploaded: Feb 10, 2007 - 07:47:33 AM
Last Updated: Feb 10, 2007 - 07:59:00 AM Last Played: Mar 21, 2017 - 04:05:38 PM
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Comments
said 3788 days ago (February 10th, 2007)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DRAK
May your omnipresence and positive influence forever bless our souls. May your wings spread as large and wide as your heart. May you long breathe the fire of life into this community. May your tail...

Well, nevermind about your tail....

Here's wishing the best of the best to you on this day!

. - Harold
Mcboy said 3788 days ago (February 10th, 2007)
may the muse
breathe fire inside u forever.....! ......have a great one!
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Cori Ander said 3788 days ago (February 10th, 2007)
HI DRAK!
I wanna see you when you try to blow the candles!!!
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FEEL said 3788 days ago (February 10th, 2007)
Yeah...
So do they go out or light up?
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peacepiano said 3788 days ago (February 10th, 2007)
Happy Birthday Drak
I'm trying to type while listening...I keep stopping to laugh along with the lyrics. Someone is having way too much fun...
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thoddi said 3788 days ago (February 10th, 2007)
puff, what magic
It's even better then the mamas and papas version.
It's like you was in the same room having a party. Very amusing:)
And the kazoo sounds brilliant in there!

Happy birthday Drakonis!
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apb said 3788 days ago (February 10th, 2007)
Fake, FAKE!!!

... ok, fair cop - it's my AU Plug-in "Scottish accent".

Great job all - was it someone's birthday??

Happy birthday Eduard, may your scales remain protecting your hide from errant knights for many years to come. :o)
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caroline said 3788 days ago (February 10th, 2007)
ROTFLMAO!!!
:bluedragon - happy birthday dear thing - and more of them xoxoxoxoxo
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RickW said 3788 days ago (February 10th, 2007)
Happy Birthday Drak
Roxy, you did a terrific job of mixing this! Everyone else did terrific on their parts too. What a party!

God bless you all,

Rick

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FEEL said 3788 days ago (February 10th, 2007)
Happy Birthday!
Drak... your the wind beneath your wings and others as well.
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said 3788 days ago (February 10th, 2007)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DRAK !!! THE
MAGIC DRAGON I LOVE YOU: ): ) (don't tell anyone!)
Keep PUFFING & WHOOOOOOOOOOOSSSHHHIINNG : )
HAVE A GREAT BIRHDAY ! ! !

Lena
said 3787 days ago (February 10th, 2007)
Hah! What a hoot!
May your scales ever remain supple my friend!

Happy B-day!
SmokeyVW said 3787 days ago (February 10th, 2007)
PARTY AT DRAK'S HOUSE
Roxylee - wonderful mix - you got the party atmosphere just right! how long did this take? it must have been many hours of tweaking and adjusting. i love it!

thanks!
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Roxylee said 3787 days ago (February 10th, 2007)
I was nervous
about doing the mix for all you great musicians, and Im very relieved that your ears liked it. You don't want to know how many day...er... hours it took me to get it right. Every time something funny got sent in or a new idea came to me, I made the adjustments, so it would feel like a party. I'm grateful to everyone who so graciously trusted me with their tracks. Hey, Drak, get outta bed and listen to your song!! LOL

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j2morrow said 3787 days ago (February 10th, 2007)
Happy Birthday, Eduard
Have a great day! And thanks for everything.
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Alannah said 3787 days ago (February 10th, 2007)
Happy Birthday ...
... you OLD DRAGON ... we ate all the cake ... sorry.
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kristyjo said 3787 days ago (February 10th, 2007)
I'm glad I was asked to be at the party!
I know dragons like to 'sleep in', but I'm hoping you get here in time for the ice cream and the piata, Drak! Roxy, thanks for all the work you put in to make this a very special greeting for our favorite dragon!
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drakonis said 3787 days ago (February 10th, 2007)
when a dragon's jaw drops...
I am quite stunned by all this... but I'm starting to regain some semblance of composure. Please allow me to thank each of you who directly participated in this... and a very heartfelt thank you to everyone else who is wishing me well...

Caro2ine, your delightfully whimsical lyrics, funny choice of music, and infectious giggling and kazoo playing really "take the cake".

JohnL - Thank you for assembling the music bed here, and for braving the wilds of Plano to meet the dragon face-to-face.

Alan - Superior slurred Scottish Sibilance.

SteveW - Thank you for chiming in, accent or not.

Kristine - How gracious of you to voice your greetings so harmoniously.

RickW - Very nice to have you at the party too, Sir.

Karen - I am a nut for the flute... thank you so much for playing for me.

SmokeyVW - I really loved it when you chimed in with the bells, very nice.

Rebsie - I always enjoy your sweet earthy singing and friendship.

EMP - Hey Gary, thank you for taking time to stop in and say hi, I appreciate it greatly.

Alannah - You are one hauntingly reverb-laden punny tease, and you always make me smirk.

Ian - This whole thing had me in epileptic fits! Thanks for gibbon it your all.

Amagi - Mike, Great bass playing... but how the heck did you play the Oregon? It is a huge state, I was just there.

Mysti - Your sweet voice and friendship & your whimsical sense of humor I always enjoy... thank you for bringing your little ducks to the party.

Neil - The deep rumbling thunder of the bass from down under... that was you? Thank you for strumming to me.

Roxylee - My eternal pre-MJ friend, thank you for pulling this together... this is mind-boggling. Mixing dozens of tracks together and sliding things around to fit, adding in all the mp3 tags, artwork and lyrics into the mp3 file, you are amazing.

You have all touched my heart, and I am forever in your debt. Thank you again.

Your friend and virtual Macjams Dragon,
Eduard
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said 3787 days ago (February 10th, 2007)
Hey!
Whaddaya mean "virtual" Dragon? You mean your not a REAL Dragon? What a &^!$^%#!!^#*!!!! rip-off!!!

Why I outta...
drakonis said 3786 days ago (February 11th, 2007)
Gasnort
Good thing I had just put my coffee down whilst reading this, otherwise I would have snorted fire just then... uh, I mean (puts on his Eduard-suit) I would have spewed coffee all over, yah... that's it.
Smirk.
ttfn,
Drakonis

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eanbardsley said 3787 days ago (February 10th, 2007)
Happy Birthday Drak,
Keep on making your beautiful music, it is such a positive force in our lives, thank you.

--Ian
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jiguma said 3787 days ago (February 10th, 2007)
Happy birthday Drak!
From the rumbler from down under.
Neil
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stevewhit said 3787 days ago (February 10th, 2007)
Happy Birthday Drak!
Well who knows by this time next year I may have Ember finished!!

Happy Birthday!!

Steve
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said 3787 days ago (February 10th, 2007)
Although I am new here
I need to say something, at least i feel the urge to do so. I dont know a lot of people here. But this is very special. Eduard, I haven't had the pleasure to speak to you that often to truly say anything. But from the effort of so many people i can deduce what i am starting to believe. This is a special place, and i think it is because people like you as admin make it like that. You set the example. Wicked, I feel very honored to be part of it for just a tiny little bit of this all. With my little funny tunes. The sum of a lot of individuals seems to be more than...

Happy birthday sir!

yours truly,

Marc Goemans

EMP said 3786 days ago (February 11th, 2007)
Happy Birthday, Draks
All the best. Have a good one.

EMP
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guitapick said 3785 days ago (February 12th, 2007)
This is great...
...the recorder's such a nice touch. Puts you right on a European castle's cobblestone street. Tassles on your cap. Dragon flying overhead.

Wonderful tribute and collaboration.

Happy B-Day, Drakonis.
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Henke said 3785 days ago (February 12th, 2007)
Belated greetings from Sweden
I hope you had a wonderful birthday, Eduard! I guess you must have with a present like this...! Well done everyone!
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said 3785 days ago (February 12th, 2007)
Tons of...
good clean fun! Joyful and playful singing and making of music. Kudos to all and especially to RoxyLee.

happy birthday cheers to Drak!
moorlandt said 3785 days ago (February 13th, 2007)
gorgeous
This is really gorgeous, boys and girls! And so well deserved, Eduard, old chap! The text is brilliant and very funny. A biiiiig bravo to ALL of you! And may the dragon live forever!

- Walter
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musichead said 3784 days ago (February 14th, 2007)
I missed the boat
I wish I could have helped out..but again I was too slow!!
good job you guys,,,very delightful
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Enrique Gil said 3783 days ago (February 15th, 2007)
what a sweet beautiful melody!
Hey Roxy! you guys did a great job with this one! and you Drak have to be really happy this was composed and put together just for you! I wish you both (and the rest of you guys) the best!
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Roxylee said 3782 days ago (February 15th, 2007)
Well, I can't take credit for the melody
The song was patterned after Puff, the Magic Dragon, so the meolody was borrowed. :-) Thank you for the nice commenrts. If anyone deserved a birthday tribute, it is our friend Drakonis, who is kind, friendly, and helpful to all of us here in MacJams land. :-)

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annalia said 3774 days ago (February 23rd, 2007)
Sweeet!
This is tooooooo sweeeeeeet and also one of my old favorites.
A Big Thank You to Everyone involved!
It's Wonderful!
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annalia said 3774 days ago (February 23rd, 2007)
Happy!
"Happy Belated Birthday, Drakonis!"
This is one of the Best presents anyone could wish for.
Great Mix, Roxylee!
I had to come back and take another listen and download.
"It's Beautiful and Thanks again!"

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Macaudion said 3774 days ago (February 23rd, 2007)
Thanks!
I needed that...

Macca
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Feter said 3759 days ago (March 11th, 2007)
how sweet !!
certainly would be so jolly
to play it at the party with
lotta cakes and sweats ...
very nice song ... :O)


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Roxylee said 3759 days ago (March 11th, 2007)
Feter, you're back!!!
We missed you around here! Thank you all for such sweet comments, and many thanks to all who joined in. This was a lot of fun. Maybe someday we'll have that real party. :-)

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Feter said 3758 days ago (March 12th, 2007)
thank you
Amen !!
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macfreddy said 3755 days ago (March 14th, 2007)
So nice of you all!!!
must feel good to be the Dragon :)
you truly are one of a kind taking all that time!!


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thetiler said 3702 days ago (May 6th, 2007)
happy birthday
hope it's not to late. If it is I'll save it for next year :)

So nice to see such great participation on this!

Bravo!
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sschedra said 3445 days ago (January 18th, 2008)
Great Idea!
I just decided to give this one a try. What a great idea for someone's birthday. I see that Eduard enjoyed it. Very enjoyable.
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Roxylee said 3445 days ago (January 18th, 2008)
Heehee
Yes, we had great fun on this. Maybe we should resurrect it for his birthday again next month. <G> Thank you for stopping by. Your music is amazing!
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said 3365 days ago (April 7th, 2008)
Wow!!

Hi Roxylee this is amazing great song brilliant
well done all of you. You sound sooo good. I am so happy that I gave this
one a listen. Drak is really nice. Very fitting for a great guy.
Peace Dee xx
Roxylee said 3365 days ago (April 8th, 2008)
Drak deserves
a birthday song every year for all the helpful advice and great encouragement to all in MJ over the years. :-) This was a riot to do and we all could hardly wait for him to come online that day and be surprised by it. I'm glad you got to hear it, Dee. Thanks for the great appreciation for this labor of love. The wonderful Mjers who contributed to this hilarious song are forever in my heart. Such funny phrases and laughter in this! :-)
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drakonis said 2691 days ago (February 11th, 2010)
"must be the booze.."
Every time I listen to this, I hear new things... Roxylee, you are such an amazingly sweet friend, as are all the rest of you singing and saying hi, I am always brought to tears by this. Thank you.
-Eduard
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Roxylee said 2691 days ago (February 11th, 2010)
You're very welcome!
Every year I consider making you a new birthday song, but no way could I top this one. The cast of characters is stellar, and so very funny. Thank you for introducing me to MacJams, and for being a dear friend through the years.
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