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This song was inspired by a comment made to me by Dee1962z when she reviewed another song of mine called "Stoned Cold Lonesome Blues". As soon as I read the words yesterday, I knew there was a song there, and this is it.

So Thanks Dee for the title I couldn't put down until the song was done.

Enjoy

Ed
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Half the Blues By Edward C. Wemmerus Sr.
Copyright (c) April 4, 2008 Edward C. Wemmerus Sr.
All Rights Reserved

Verse

Every time I come here Baby, it always makes me so damn mad, yeah, yes it does

Cause lookin' down that bottle Baby, makes me think of what I had

And Baby your so nice to me, but sometimes darlin' your so sad


Verse

But if I get off that bar stool, and try to head on out that door, oh yeah

You keep pullin' me back Baby, set me down, and start to pour

Seems like every time I try to leave, you keep pourin' me some more, yeah, yes you do


Chorus

Cause Baby you got half the blues, yeah, and I'm the other half , yeah yeah

Just between the two of us, you know these blues ain't gonna last

Cause I know the way you feel Mama, I got my heart's in a cast


Verse

Yeah but sittin here and drinkin, ain't no way to make it pass, yeah yeah

Maybe if we get together Baby, we can make work, make it last, oh yeah

Since you got half the Blues, oh yeah, and I'm the other half, Play that, yeah


Verse

Baby half the Blues ain't near as bad, as being all alone

Just because your love is gone, Huh, you think there ain't nobody home, yeah

But maybe pretty Baby, huh, your the two and I'm the one, oh yeah, think about it, yeah


Chorus and out

Saying, Baby you got half the blues, huh, and Baby I'm the other half, yeah -- Now think about it

Just between the two of us, You know these blues ain't gonna last

Since you got half the blues pretty mama, yeah, and I'm the other half

yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, oh oh

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Hits: 3655
Comments: 42
Fans: 13
Plays: 200
Downloads: 116
Votes: 8
Uploaded: Apr 04, 2008 - 06:04:57 PM
Last Updated: May 23, 2010 - 01:35:56 PM Last Played: Mar 20, 2017 - 02:54:36 AM
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Hardware:
iMac 2.0 core 2 duo, Tascam FW1804 interface, ElectroVoice ND257B mic, and a Peavey Generation EXP guitar
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Garage Band
Comments
MarkHolbrook said 3367 days ago (April 4th, 2008)
Gosh darn slo...
You play some of the sweetest guitar around. On MJ we have so many amazing guitar players... yourself, McBoy, etc... all are just amazing!

This is sweet down home blues. I LOVE IT!

Vocals are GREAT!
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sloparts said 3367 days ago (April 4th, 2008)
Thanks Mark
I have to admit, I get a little help from GB from time to time, but this blues track was something I had to do. I built the backing tracks in GB and added my guitar and the vocal to it. The lyrics just kinda fell out of me and there was no way I couldn't do it.

Glad you liked it Mark, and took the time to let me know. Thanks again for the kind words, they give me a lot of encouragement.

Be well my friend

Ed
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Skean said 3367 days ago (April 4th, 2008)
Yea!
Wows this fits well to my whisky it feels like I'm in a blues club. Bravo
You play that guitar and sing like you are born to do it.. Love it.
Thanks for sharing.

Cheers & Peace
--
Kenta
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sloparts said 3367 days ago (April 4th, 2008)
Thanks Kenta
Yeah man, this is whiskey sipping blues for sure. But sometime you ain't sippin", you slammin" em down.

I guess it all depends on how bad a case of the blues you've got.

Thanks again Kenta, glad you liked it, and sent along some kind word too.

Be well my friend

Ed

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Skean said 3367 days ago (April 4th, 2008)
I'm sippin
And still enjoy the best blues band in this club... With a big smile on my face a women in my knee hanging around my neck and just enjoying... I had to come back just filed up one more..hehehe

Take care my friend
---
Kenta
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Feter said 3367 days ago (April 4th, 2008)
Half The Blues
Ye ye ye ye ...Man the blues fits right here ....
how I like your singin here ..the guitars wailin
so cool friend ...what a cool one thnx for sharin !!
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sloparts said 3367 days ago (April 4th, 2008)
Thank you Feter
Yeah, there I was sitting on that bar stool and the lady behind the bar and I were getting along just fine. We both had just been hurt, and this song is the result of that encounter. You believe me don't you Feter. LOL

Glad you liked the song man and took the time to say so. Your kind words are really appeciated my friend.

Thanks again Feter

Ed
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sloparts said 3367 days ago (April 4th, 2008)
Don't you just hate it
when you have those "Where the hell am I" moments
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Feter said 3367 days ago (April 4th, 2008)
indeed
I had alot of those moments ...still I am as a nowhere man !
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sloparts said 3367 days ago (April 4th, 2008)
Been there
Got the T-shirt to prove it.
It says "Let's get ready to stumble"

Ed
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sloparts said 3367 days ago (April 4th, 2008)
Thank you Feter
Yeah, there I was sitting on that bar stool and the lady behind the bar and I were getting along just fine. We both had just been hurt, and this song is the result of that encounter. You believe me don't you Feter. LOL

Glad you liked the song man and took the time to say so. Your kind words are really appeciated my friend.

Thanks again Feter

Ed
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sloparts said 3367 days ago (April 4th, 2008)
Ooops, another senior moment
Just stand back and no one will get hurt. lol

Ed



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magnatone said 3367 days ago (April 4th, 2008)
Half the Blues
oh wow - this is just GREAT! I'm tappin' my toes and so enjoying your incredible guitar chops. Thanks!
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sloparts said 3367 days ago (April 4th, 2008)
Thanks Karen
It is one of those tunes inspired by a simple phrase, but man what an inspiration.

I've always loved doing the blues and it feels so good to get back to them. Thanks for listening Karen and for the kind words. really happy you enjoyed the ride.

Be well my friend

Ed

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said 3367 days ago (April 5th, 2008)
Half The Blues.
Amazing singing, amazing guitar playing and now amazing song.
Wow all from talking to a pretty lady on a bar stool drinking your wiskey.
:)
Loved it you really do have a great bluezy voice, the lyrics are excellent.
I feel so pleased now to be part of your inspiration for the title and the song :)
Thank you so much,
Peace Deexx
sloparts said 3367 days ago (April 5th, 2008)
Thank you Dee
Actually I really do have you to thank for this song even existing. I guess it was just one of those serendipitous moments where an unexpected event that happens leads to a happy conclusion. You said the words that triggered a thought process and the results are here for all of us to enjoy.

So my thanks do go to you for giving me the inspiration on this. It all came together in a flash and was a tremendous amount of fun to do. Glad you enjoyed it Dee, and thanks again on several levels.

Be well my friend.

Ed
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
saymme said 3367 days ago (April 5th, 2008)
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Faved & dl ! Really great & as for the lyrics...they kinda blowed me awy..tx HeLena
sloparts said 3367 days ago (April 5th, 2008)
Thank you Helena
I'm so glad you came to the bar tonight and enjoyed the band. We were really getting into it on this particular song, don't ya know. As for the song itself, we can all thank Dee1962z for that, as her words gave me the title and that inspired the song.

It was a fun song to do and left a very rewarding feeling in me when I finished it. I'm not the one to judge, but personally, I think it's the best song I've ever done.

I'm thrilled that you liked it and I do appreciate you kind words, thanks again.

Be well and keep the music playing, it's good for the spirit.

Ed

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Ibstrat said 3367 days ago (April 5th, 2008)
That blues
aint' half bad! I like this blues direction.Keep 'em coming!
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sloparts said 3367 days ago (April 5th, 2008)
Thanks Mark
Glad you found it and liked in my friend. It was one of those once in a lifetime inspirations that fall into you lap, and a hell of a lot of fun to do as well.

Doing the blues isn't new to me, it's actually what I used to do a lot of almost 40 years ago. But then when I stopped doing music for a long time it took a while for me to get back to it when I started playing again. All the old chops and feelings take time to get back after all this time.

But it feels soooo good when I do it, I think I'll just do it some more.

Be well Mark, and thanks again for the kind words

Ed

Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
Jarvoid said 3367 days ago (April 5th, 2008)
Nice one ..
these are some trick licks here,very good.And you can sing too..I get threats from the missus about my singing so I don't usually..I have nabbed this and put it away to play again later..I'm going to stick around and have a listen so if you hear any cyberbumps in your cyberattic it's just me having a rummage...see you later. Jarvoid
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sloparts said 3367 days ago (April 5th, 2008)
Thanks Chris
Glad you came into the club tonight man and checked out the band. Barkeep set up a round for old Jarvoid here and on the house if you please.

Thanks again for the cool comments and kind words Chris. Enjoy the drink, relax and cyberbump all you like, there's plenty to enjoy here.

Be well my friend
Ed

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Jarvoid said 3366 days ago (April 5th, 2008)
Yup
got me some good stuff and I will be back again...oh and thanks for the drink...See Yer Later


Jarvoid
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sloparts said 3366 days ago (April 5th, 2008)
Any time Chris
Drink are alway on the house for players man

Ed
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davisamerica said 3367 days ago (April 5th, 2008)
ahhh ed....
man some sweet blues here ...downloaded!
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sloparts said 3366 days ago (April 5th, 2008)
Thanks Davis
play away man and keep on listening, there's more where that came from.

Thanks again Davis for the visit, the comments, and the kind words.

Be well my friend

Ed
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
J.A.Stewart said 3367 days ago (April 5th, 2008)
Half & Half Blues
Nice authentic blues club feeling you've captured in this tune, Ed.

Reminds me of many nights spent listening to old B.B. King LPs when I first started playing guitar.

Good work, my friend. ;)


--- Joe
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sloparts said 3366 days ago (April 5th, 2008)
It's a funny thing Joe
if you mention LP's to most of the young kids here, they either tilt there head like a dog that's confused, or just give you that deer in the headlights look.

It's only us old timers that understand what your comment really means. I can remember listening to records till I wore them and my fingers out trying to figure out how to play certain songs. But that was then, this is now.

And now we've all been dragged kicking and screaming into the digital age. I for one am glad of it because it gives us all a chance to share what we do, to teach, and or learn from each other.

Anyway, thanks for the listen and the kind words Joe, they are very much appreciated.

Be well and keep on playing, we like what you do.

Ed

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rachaelxxx said 3366 days ago (April 5th, 2008)
..
Your song has a lovely relaxing feel with fantastic vocals. Great stuff :)
PS nowt wrong with a little bit of GB thrown in here and there. Esp if it sounds as good as this :)
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sloparts said 3366 days ago (April 5th, 2008)
Thanks Sarah
You know there's nothing wrong with using GB, it's just another tool to use to help us make better music. Besides, if I had to hire some local musicians where I live, the results wouldn't be as good, and I couldn't afford it anyway.

Glad you enjoyed the song, and took time to let me know that. You kind words are appreciated, thank you again.

Be well and keep stealing time on Dee's computer, just to set her off if nothing else. lol

Ed
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said 3366 days ago (April 5th, 2008)
Hey!
Ed I heard that Heee heee xx
sloparts said 3366 days ago (April 5th, 2008)
Ooops,
I've been caught with my fingers in the cookie jar again. Darn it all anyway
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said 3365 days ago (April 7th, 2008)
Rings true!
Sounds like I'm sitting in a smokey dive listening to one of the masters. Nicely done Ed!

Be well!
sloparts said 3364 days ago (April 7th, 2008)
Barkeep, get this man a drink on the house,
he's with the band.

Love it when my friends drop in to check out the band and see what we're doing. Love it even more when the enjoy the show.

So thanks for coming by Mike and for the great comments, they are definitely appreciated.

Be well and keep on pickin' and grinnin'.

Ed
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Dj French Toast said 3362 days ago (April 10th, 2008)
Old school
I love this style of blues down and dirty with something to talk about . Nice recording and sweet guitar , The mix is great as well . Your voice is perfect for the blues . Loved it man .
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sloparts said 3362 days ago (April 10th, 2008)
Thanks Benny
This has always been my favorite kind of music to do, but I haven't done any of it for close to 40 years. A long time between gigs if you know what I mean.

Anyway, glad you stopped in for a listen and enjoyed the song. Thanks again for the kind words and encouragement Benny.

Be well my friend

Ed

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Bob6stringer said 3354 days ago (April 18th, 2008)
Cook up some mo'
I hear that afer Woodstock, after CBGBs, after our little video upload forum, Feter may be opening a Chicago Blues club... so put the kettle on slow-boil and start cookin' more of this stuff up!

Ed, I always like your stuff, country or blues.
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sloparts said 3353 days ago (April 18th, 2008)
Gotta get that kettle going then, don't I
Thanks Bob, glad you liked this one. Had more fun than a barrel full of monkeys, (not THE Monkeys I might add), doing this one. But now I gotta live up to the promise of this one and come up with something altogether new.

It's a tough life when you got the Blues.

Be well my friend.

Ed
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Mystified said 3345 days ago (April 27th, 2008)
Them's some mighty fine blues...
....you got here!

:D
Glad I found this one...as I'm finally getting around to doing some listening.

Love the soulful singing on this track. It's so blues-perfect.

Thanks for sharing :)
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sloparts said 3345 days ago (April 27th, 2008)
Thanks Cat
If you read the intro on this you'll notice we all have Dee1962z to thank for this one. She just accidentally threw the title into my head and within about 24 hours this is what came out. I was and am as amazed as anyone about that.

Thanks again for the kind word Cat, really clad you like it, and dropped me a line to tell me.

Be well my friend

Ed
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said 3271 days ago (July 9th, 2008)
Half the Blues by Sloparts
Very Fine! Mellow, melancholy, and right on track! Very down home and almost trance-inducing !
Keep up the good work!
sloparts said 3271 days ago (July 9th, 2008)
Thank you Myrna
The story I told on this about how it came to be is true. I guess it was on of those times when the song wrote itself and I just tried to hang on for the ride.

Really glad you enjoyed the song and sent along some very kind comments about it Myrna. Thanks again for listening.

Be well and Be cool,

Ed
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Name: Ed Wemmerus
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I've been playing guitar since 1962. Over the years since then, I've also learned to play Bass, Drums, and Keyboards, as well as playing the Guitar. I live in western Arkansas now, and I am retired. I'm just kickin' back with my new found freedom, ... [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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