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Inspired by my meeting with Neil (Jiguma) and his wife Jan.
Nice people, great connection, a beautiful summer day on every way, which I classify in my happy days memory.
Together, we have discovered "Les échelles de la Mort", a grandiose site which I did not know, nevertheless not far from to my home.

The translation is near the french lyrics.

On this picture, the Doubs valley, a river hidden by the vegetation which separates Switzerland and France. This place was during for a long time a passage for the smugglers, sometimes a tragic passage so much cliffs are steep and the ladders uncertain in the old time. Today, these ladders (strengthened) are visited by the tourists.
Full of pictures in my head in the memory of this day and among others, this waitress with blue drills in her black hair...

Initially, the musical subject was totally opposite, but the result was disappointing in my ears.
I modified these last hours in this present version, which would deserve more work, but it's more a message than a work of art and I posted nothing for a long time. I don't wait any more...
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Lyrics
c'est un carrosse écarlate au matricule qui brimbale
It is a coach scarlet with its number plate which rocks
comme s'il voulait se faire la belle et prendre la clef des champs
as if it wanted to escape and make a bid for freedom

sous les érables sycomores les chamois cabriolent
under maples sycamores chamoises cabriole
alors qu'au bout de la terre un kangourou attend
while at the end of the earth a kangaroo is waiting

et cette fée qui entremêle de mèches bleues sa toison noire
and this fairy who mixs her black fleece with blue drills
elle fait danser les chanterelles et fondre un mystérieux nectar
she makes dance chanterelles and melts a mysterious nectar
une potion jaunâtre et amère à la fleur de pissenlit
a yellowish and bitter potion with the dandelion flower
tandis que coule une rivière à quelques pas d'ici
whereas a river flows in some steps from here

au fond de la vallée étroite et sinueuse
at the bottom of the narrow and sinuous valley
en bouillons intrépides elle a creusé son lit
with intrepid bubbles it dug its bed
dans la roche et le sable qu'elle caresse inlassablement
in the rock and the sand which it caresses indefatigably
et cette fée qui entremêle de mèches bleues sa toison noire
and this fairy who mixs her black fleece with blue drills
tandis qu'un pigeon voyageur arrive ici en visiteur
while a carrier pigeon comes here as a visitor

toi le fameux pigeon voyageur
you the famous carrier pigeon
moi je t'ai dans le collimateur
I have you in sights
pas besoin de micro pas besoin de processeur
we don't need a microcomputer no need a processor
pour ce rendez-vous de dimanche à onze heures
for our meeting on Sunday at eleven o'clock

et elle coule la rivière à quelques pas d'ici
and the river flows in some steps from here
frontière naturelle périlleux paradis
natural border precarious paradise
c'était bien naturel au temps des pénuries
natural temptation in the shortages time
de prendre les échelles pour changer de pays
to climb on the ladders to change country

toi le fameux pigeon voyageur
you the famous carrier pigeon
moi je t'ai dans le collimateur
I have you in sights
pas besoin de micro pas besoin de processeur
we don't need a microcomputer no need a processor
pour ce rendez-vous de dimanche à onze heures
for our meeting on Sunday at eleven o'clock

toi qui séduit mes hauts-parleurs
you who seduces my loudspeakers
moi je t'ai dans le collimateur
I have you in sights
et je prends mon micro et je te renvoie l'ascenseur
and I take my microphone and I reciprocate the lift
pour ce rendez-vous de dimanche à onze heures
for our meeting on Sunday at eleven o'clock

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Comments
DarkPlanet said 2910 days ago (October 3rd, 2009)
Kangaroos
Great song! Am I first?
Love the french...Guitars are playful and clean I hear at least 3 of them, fantastic as usual!

I know I heard kangaroo in the lyrics :)
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blaky smith said 2910 days ago (October 3rd, 2009)
First !
Glad to see you here Tom and thank you for your comment. Yes kangaroo, it is an allusion to the country of Neil, but you can see the translation if you want, it's just next to the French lyrics.
Cheers. Marc
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MarkHolbrook said 2910 days ago (October 3rd, 2009)
Outstanding
guitar and bass intro! Knocked my socks off! The guitar work in this is amazingly great! The vocals were just right in the mix to create a great feel. Wonderful song!
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blaky smith said 2909 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
your socks off !
Thanks for this kind comment Mark and thank you for your presence and your music...
Marc
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crissew said 2910 days ago (October 3rd, 2009)
Not sure what is being said
exactly but I like how it sounds. Love the busking guitar feel. Nice Job!
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blaky smith said 2909 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
What I say
Thank you to listen Charles, glad you like how this tune sounds, you can see the English translation near the french lyrics...
Cheers
Marc
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blaky smith said 2909 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
French song
Thank you for the listen and the comment Steve, some years ago I often went to Agen for my work, we would have been able to meet ourselves !
Cheers
Marc
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Rosita said 2910 days ago (October 3rd, 2009)
un kangourou
attend... J'aime ce style. Dommage que tu n'en fasses plus souvent des comme celle-ci. Tu es décidément un vrai poète et ta musique sonne bien, notamment ici la guitare. Beau texte, belle description de cet endroit et message sympa pour Neil. Joli travail. Ro.
blaky smith said 2909 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
kangourou
Chère Rosita, toujours présente avec des mots gentils et qui plus est, en français ! Merci mille fois...
Marc
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Feter said 2910 days ago (October 3rd, 2009)
Pigeon voyageur
This is impressive ..you know the powerful
rhythm session supporting your vocal is
making it all so amazing ..powerful indeed !!!
very nice guitar work ...just great ....thnx
alot for sharin !!!!
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blaky smith said 2909 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
Pigeon
Thank you so much Feter, glad to read your comment and I take advantage of it to greet your presence and your role here on MJ and also your music. Thanks again
Marc
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Vic Holman said 2910 days ago (October 3rd, 2009)
inspiring
excellent song Marc.

the mix on this is direct and rich. great guitar work and lyrics.
you don't post a song all that often, but when you do, they sure are excellent ones!
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blaky smith said 2909 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
Inspiring
Words so kind coming from such an artist, your comment touches me deeply Vic. I have to confess that I still discover, now with this last song, some possibilities of GarageBand. Ah, if I knew better to understand the English language !
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tokai said 2910 days ago (October 3rd, 2009)
I am a sucker
for a French song, i used to live in Agen and got a taste for the music and food there...tres bon.
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blaky smith said 2909 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
French song
Thank you for the listen and the comment Steve. Some years ago I often went to Agen for my work, we would have been able to meet !
Cheers
Marc
Check out my latest song called Un jour de décembre
Calchas said 2910 days ago (October 3rd, 2009)
Wonderful!
This one moves along nicely Mr. Smith!

Your spoken word parts sound a lot like Leonard Cohen. VERY cool.

Enjoyed!

Be well mon ami!
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blaky smith said 2909 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
Leonard
Thank you for the comparison and the kind words Micheal, I'm very glad to see you here.
Merci mon cher Micheal, je t'envoie mes amicales pensées de France, be well toi aussi !
Marc
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Moviz said 2910 days ago (October 3rd, 2009)
This sounds
fantastic Marc, the lyrics are enchanting and the sound has that wonderful style and flavour only a Frenchman could give it. Love the precision of the guitars and your playing.... your voice is always wonderful to hear and I think this is certainly one of your best songs to date, Love it, regards M
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blaky smith said 2909 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
Frenchman
Thank you for the listen Maurice, glad you like it and I'm touched by these compliments. With all this French, I hope that you begin to speak usually this language !
Cheers
Marc
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jiguma said 2910 days ago (October 3rd, 2009)
Message reçu!
Bonjour Marc, et merci pour cette merveilleuse chanson! Les images de cette rencontre avec vous est si clair dans mon esprit. Now, to keep the sentiment of our meeting, some English ;)

Marc, this is a real surprise to hear. The sound you have here is absolutely fantastic, and the song is so dynamic - production, singing and playing are excellent.

Le jour où nous avons passé au Bois de la Biche a été un moment fort de nos 3 mois en Europe. Merci pour la chanson, et merci pour notre amitiè.

Vous étiez le pigeon voyageur!

Merci encore.

Amitiès,
Neil (Jan dit "bonjour")

Anyone who might want to see some photos from our day together can have a look at pics here: http://janandneil.blogspot.com/2009/08/dejeuner-en-france.html
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blaky smith said 2909 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
Les échelles
Thank you so much for these kind words Neil, et bravo, quel excellent Français !

Glad to find the inspiration in this day with you and glad you like this piece,
Once again, thanks to you two for your visit and this moment together.

I have to confess that the construction was so boring that I modified everything at the last moment, by discovering, only these last days and totally by chance, some others possibilities of GarageBand, especially C3 Multiband comp. I believe I'm still far from using Logic !

A bientôt, pigeon voyageur. Salue les kangourous de ma part...
Avec toute mon amitié.
Et bonjour à Jan
Marc

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drakonis said 2910 days ago (October 3rd, 2009)
crystal clear
the lyrics, the music, the singing, the production, the images in my head... all are crystal clear. Beautiful... and I was so excited to hear (and see pictures) of you two meeting in such a picturesque spot. And to have you FLY up there was a delight. I raise a glass of friendship to a couple of great Macjammers!

ttfn,
Drakonis
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blaky smith said 2909 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
Clear
Thank you for these kind words Eduard and believe me, this compliment touches me deeply. As I said previously, I begin to discover the possibilities with GarageBand. I just miss time and inspiration, but this meeting with Neil was a too beautiful opportunity...
Amicalement
Marc
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Bowman said 2910 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
There are some songs
that just make me happy. This is one of them. I love this. There's so much skill and talent that brings this to life but all I want to say right now is thank you such a lovely song Marc.
Charlie


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blaky smith said 2909 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
Happy
Thanks to you Charlie, I'm glad you like it, always a great pleasure to have your support...
Cheers
Marc
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selters said 2910 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
Nice song!
A very nice song that grows all the way. The guitars sound very good, the electric is cool. It is very beautiful, all the way. It grows in my ears.Downloaded!
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blaky smith said 2909 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
Thanks
Glad to see you here Magnus. You're really too kind. Thanks a million for these lovely comments. Very much appreciated that you took the time to listen.
Marc
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lavalamp said 2909 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
Great pic
Great tune too. French always sounds good even if I don't understand, but the translation was helped.

Very nice clean production. Soothing to the ears.

LL
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blaky smith said 2909 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
French lyrics
Thank you to be there David, I'm glad you enjoyed this and I appreciate your support. Except this, I appreciate your precious presence on MJ. Thanks again...
Amicalement
Marc
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said 2909 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
this is great
Thanks Neil for pointing over here.

A catchy interplay with the guitars, interesting chord sequence that doesn't let you go. Nicely done!

. - Harold
blaky smith said 2909 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
Catchy
Nice to see you here Harold, thank you to take the time to listen and comment. Even if regrettably I don't speak very much on MJ because my pitiful language, I appreciate sincerely your presence.
Thanks again
Marc
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Ed Hannifin said 2909 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
I just knew...
...that I should have stuck with French class...

Nice in-the-pocket playing... I like the acoustic guitar strums against the various electric riffs... or on their own...

You've also done a nice job at the half-sung, half-spoken vocals, which are very present and nicely phrased...

Ed
blaky smith said 2909 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
in the pocket
Glad to read you Ed. I'm touched double by this comment, because it's an honour coming from you, because the first time when I opened the MJ page, you are the first one whom I listened to and who gave me the envy to discover more. So, thank you so much Ed...
Marc
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DWL said 2909 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
Poetry in motion
Wonderful work Marc.

Pure poetry and the words are beautifully set.

Loved it!

Cheers

Dick

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blaky smith said 2909 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
Poetry
Thanks a million for your nice comment on this work and the words, Dick. Extremely appreciated.
Amicalement
Marc
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Doug Somers said 2909 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
A new twist in style but with
the solid foundation of your other works. I find your style here to be intimate and captivating, with sunshine and space through the lyrics.

Une autre grand success (comme d'habitude).

Merci encore Marc. Merveilleux.

Doug
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blaky smith said 2909 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
New twist
Nice comment, you're too kind Doug. Merci et bravo pour ces mots en "français", merci aussi pour ta très bonne musique... Et bonjour de la France !
Marc
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pumpkinxo said 2909 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
TOP !!!
Elle est vraiment top, la mélodie, le rythme, ta façon de chanter... J'aime beaucoup! C'est tres entrainant! Bravo, une fois de plus...
blaky smith said 2909 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
entraînant
Merci ma chère Fanny, c'est très gentil à toi, je te fais mille bisous...
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ShadowofNine said 2909 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
Very cool
enjoyed Marc...
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blaky smith said 2909 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
Cool
Thank you for the listening and glad to meet you. I discover I totally missed all your music until this day !
I have just listened to some extracts of your tunes which really give envy to listen to more.
Now, I can occupy my ears for the next days. Thanks again...
Marc
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ConnieO said 2908 days ago (October 5th, 2009)
Tres bon
Like the guitars and the french. Very unique.
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lengold said 2908 days ago (October 5th, 2009)
Just
fantastic.
Downloaded. Thanks.
Cheers
Len

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guitapick said 2908 days ago (October 5th, 2009)
Cool piece...
...I really like the builds, Marc. Nice instrumentation changes and additions. The rhythm guitar's right in the pocket and relaxed.

"...while at the end of the earth a kangaroo is waiting..."

Lyrics. Inspiration.
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Roxylee said 2907 days ago (October 6th, 2009)
Marc, such poetry!
I can feel the emotions in this. Wonderful images and your musical skill is superb. Thank you for posting both languages and the story.
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tltate said 2907 days ago (October 6th, 2009)
You have a great ear.
I have been working on my production skill, mixing, mastering etc. I think you have a great ear for musical balance, and, I like the song. Keep at it.

Tony
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paul f. page said 2906 days ago (October 8th, 2009)
Intimate number...
...and beautifully produced. I've seldom heard such a solid and crystal-clear recording. Guitar work is, as Ed says, "in your pocket," and your vocal just breathes along close-to-the-vest. This is a terrific recording and exceptional composition.
Peace.
Paul
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chestnut said 2905 days ago (October 9th, 2009)
Pigeon
Great music and very evocative lyrics beautifully delivered. What more could one ask for? Thanks Marc for this and all your work.
Ken
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woofer3 said 2904 days ago (October 9th, 2009)
I like, I like, I like -
very unusual and a lovely meaty sound, much enjoyed.


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Skean said 2903 days ago (October 10th, 2009)
Love
I love this, special your vocals, peace my friend.
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ste said 2892 days ago (October 22nd, 2009)
lovely
pacing here. great mastering. cool vox. most of all, I like the rhythm to this tune.
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davisamerica said 2891 days ago (October 22nd, 2009)
Marc....
Wonderful!!
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Doadars Uncle said 2889 days ago (October 24th, 2009)
Really nice Marc!
Your lyrics paint a picture. Very nice production!
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Kicbal said 2889 days ago (October 25th, 2009)
Really Cool
I getting a nice blend of Lou Reed and Sheryle Crow influence here, a cool combination. What a great sounding speaking and singing voice. Love the bright and happy groove that flows through this song.
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sloparts said 2884 days ago (October 29th, 2009)
This is very cool Marc
and though I don't speak French, it just doesn't matter because the music is so good. Love this track my friend. I just wish I could speak French. C'est la vie

Ed
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Outtaorbit said 2884 days ago (October 29th, 2009)
Smugglers.......
My kind of people.........
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BossHook said 2880 days ago (November 2nd, 2009)
Wonderful
character to your voice - really drew me in. I like the Europop feel to the guitars - great build to it too!
Estella said 2860 days ago (November 22nd, 2009)
Great Song, Marc
Nice to hear you again.

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blaky smith said 2857 days ago (November 26th, 2009)
Thanks
for your support. Nice to see you here Estella.
I really hope to have also the pleasure to hear you soon again...
Amicalement
Marc
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Narad said 2858 days ago (November 24th, 2009)
Vive les bretons
Fantastique song, Marc. Gentil et guilleret, provocateur et ludique, enjoliveur et poétique, suave et enjoué et tout cela enrobé d'une superbe voix qui coule comme l'eau de source. Un rafraichissant cocktail !
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Hickling_Stan said 2807 days ago (January 14th, 2010)
Another great one
Think I'm going to end up listening to all your songs, must be a sucker for the french voice! very clean guitars and I liked the little touches of keyboard as well.
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jiguma said 310 days ago (November 15th, 2016)
Marc
J'aime encore cette chanson beaucoup mon ami!
Bonjour d'australie
Neil
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