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Had We But World Enough


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mandolinquent

 Genre: Folk-Rock
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Apologies for being away so long. This is a rough piece. I'd love to have more time to spend on it... but right now I don't. This isn't the good mando I did my other stuff with, so the tone's a bit on the cheap side, but that's me all over.
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Hits: 4307
Comments: 22
Fans: 13
Plays: 116
Downloads: 193
Votes: 9
Uploaded: Nov 21, 2007 - 08:04:53 AM
Last Updated: Nov 21, 2007 - 08:04:53 AM Last Played: Jan 25, 2016 - 02:09:25 PM
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Antique mando. Cheap electric geetar.
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Comments
Rebsie said 3596 days ago (November 21st, 2007)
Hello stranger
Well, this is a surprise! Great to see you posting again.

You still know how to jangle that mando, even if it isn't the fine old Gibson one. The electric guitar adds a nice bit of contrast too.

I hope you'll stick around and post some more stuff when time permits. It's good to see you back.
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mandolinquent said 3596 days ago (November 21st, 2007)
Thanks!
I'll try not to leave it quite so long next time. Thanks for the kind welcome back.
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caroline said 3596 days ago (November 21st, 2007)
nice!!!
you had me on the shaker!! great to see you back mando - cute song too xoxox
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mandolinquent said 3596 days ago (November 21st, 2007)
Ha!
Thanks for that... That was my knees shaking.
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ceilidh said 3596 days ago (November 21st, 2007)
it took long...
i mean to see you here again :) great you are back Will! a nice song, i like that guitar groaning coming from distance. looking forward to hear much much more :) paja
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Feter said 3596 days ago (November 21st, 2007)
Had We But World Enough
Ahhhh Mandolin music ..jee you dont know how
happy I m to hear this song ..so joyable..
considering myself a mandolinsit ,this is a
top tastey mandolin pickin ..top classic
love your singin as well ..thnx for sharin
such gem my friend !!
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said 3596 days ago (November 21st, 2007)
I love....
the down-home feel of this lovely song.... ooo the sweet mandolin. And a song with wonderful sentiments, sung just right by you. Good to see and hear you Mando.

Jack
Komrade K said 3595 days ago (November 22nd, 2007)
Good to have you back...
...even if you're just passing through. And what a catchy ditty you've brought with you too - did you wear a stetson to record this one?

KK
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Peter Greenstone said 3594 days ago (November 23rd, 2007)
I like it
I've been away, too. It's nice to drop in again and see a new tune of your up on the page. I enjoyed it. Simple and catchy and, as always, wry.
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VicDiesel said 3592 days ago (November 25th, 2007)
Sing a song of six strings
No, wait, a mandolin has 8, right?

Anyway, a simple song, but quite convincing. Very nice.
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drakonis said 3591 days ago (November 26th, 2007)
delightful MandiBlues
this sort of thing is supposed to be rough, isn't it? You certainly have that hesitant tremor in your voice that gives this sincere delivery. Fun guitar accent too, but I would lose the shaker in my right ear, that is the only critique.
Welcome Back!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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mandolinquent said 3590 days ago (November 27th, 2007)
thanks drak
For the sentiment and the advice
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damiengh said 3591 days ago (November 26th, 2007)
If your home is here
We will all follow you home, so stick around.

Most enjoyable ditty. A tasty morsel indeed. Loved how you added those guitars in the way you did, it really gives it a unique sound and not what you set up to receive at the beginning, a pleasant suprise.

Thanks for commenting on my beer drinkin tune too. You should add that mando sound to Thoddi's Christmas tune.
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jiguma said 3589 days ago (November 28th, 2007)
Lovely song
Great to see/hear you post again William - it's been far too long.

Very good tune - I can hear so many possibilities in this. Moving from the Richard Thompson-ish start to a full on Fairport (rock) treatment.

Fantastic that you're back.

Neil
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The Orbiting said 3588 days ago (November 29th, 2007)
Hey!
It's Mando out of Revolving Doris and he's back!

Well, as one of your biggest fans, I'm sure you can imagine that I'm very happy to hear a new song and I think the tone of this mando actually suits the whimsical nature of the lyrics quite nicely ("steal a car or find a rocket").

More please.

Lisa
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dwwave said 3582 days ago (December 5th, 2007)
Very Cool and Been Away Too Long!
This is a really interesting song, both musically and
vocally and love what seems simplicity but on a deep
listen is quite deep. Good to hear your signature sound
on Macjam's again!
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Livingstone said 3051 days ago (May 19th, 2009)
great stuff!
happy to have found you, totally what I`ve been looking for , you have a new fan!!
smokey bacon jnr said 2502 days ago (November 19th, 2010)
mandolinificant
Very nice understated peice. Like greensleeves meets blue grass. great.
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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 2502 days ago (November 19th, 2010)
world enough
well done little tune that has its own identity and appeal. neatly written. cheers
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hackneybloke said 2446 days ago (January 14th, 2011)
had we but
hi william. oh this is so cool. i love the spare arrangement and that simple shaker in my right ear. really engaging lyrics. love the build with subsequent versions. came to you from the last song i listened to on here (dadai....you're playing mando)...sweet. Hi.

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papag said 2111 days ago (December 15th, 2011)
Sweet
Nice tune. I like your voice in this alot and your mandolin sounds like a winner to me.

Thanks for the download :)
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Philip18 said 2034 days ago (March 1st, 2012)
Had we but world enough
Surpassing! Charming lyrics and simple instrumentation which builds nicely. There's just a touch of the old comedy hit "Come Outside" (was it Joe E. Brown?) in this. It's taken me a while to catch up with this but I'm glad I did!
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Joined the site not long after it launched. Back then it was ultra-intense and took over all of our lives. Irregular participant now. Met some lovely people here and some fantastic musicians. Being here let me get to the grips with the mandolin. N... [see more]

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Folk-rock is a musical genre, combining elements of folk music and rock music. In the original and narrowest sense, the term referred to a genre that arose in the United States and Canada around the mid-1960s. The sound was epitomized by tight vocal

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