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This little folksy waltz can have a lot of contexts to it I suppose. May be a bit dramatic. People say "Tell us a story, Uncle Daibhre" (that's pronounced "Daver") all the time. So I turned it back on the audience, I guess. But I like stories to be told to me, too!
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Tell Me A Story

Tell me a story, take me away
Tell me a tale that words cannot convey
Tell me a story, weave me a dream
Some simple fable or myst’ry extreme
Tell me a story, fiction or truth
A tale of the ages or innocent youth
Tell me a story of lovers and friends
Right from the beginning... let’s see how it ends

Tell me a story of heaven and hell
And then tell me how you could know it so well
Tell me a story of vic’try and death
Shout some of it loudly, some under your breath
Tell me a story of wheat and of chaff
It might make me cry, or it might make me laugh
Tell me a story, and then when you’re thru
(You’ll know) more about me, I’ll know more about you

Tell me a story for better or worse
Mundane or mythic, in prose or in verse
Tell me a story - a legend or song
Let me inside it and lead me along
Tell me a story of heroes and foes
A tale of adventure - you know how it goes
Tell me a story, take me away
And lull me to sleep at the end of the day
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Comments: 13
Fans: 2
Plays: 139
Downloads: 60
Votes: 2
Uploaded: Oct 29, 2009 - 03:51:48 PM
Last Updated: Oct 29, 2009 - 03:51:48 PM Last Played: Jan 17, 2017 - 07:43:53 AM
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6-stringer and folk-singer
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Garageband
Comments
michaelkoppenheffer said 2850 days ago (October 29th, 2009)
Great reversal!
Since you'd naturally assume you, the singer, is the one telling the story, this feels very original! The harmonies are really nice and understated as well; your vocal phrasing is emotive and musical too. (I assume you recorded this without a click, right? I've never managed to get this human a feel with a click enabled...) Thanks for posting!
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daibhre said 2849 days ago (October 30th, 2009)
No click on this one
In fact, it was a first take. Not braggin' - but after playing it thru a half dozen times, I turned on Garageband and just did it. A few dubs later and there it is. Thanks for the compliments!
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johnwhitehead said 2850 days ago (October 29th, 2009)
Story
Sweet song. Like your melody, singing and harmony "chorus". Lyric nicely developed through three verses. Enduring popularity of country and folk music over generations is because of songs like this...that tell a story!
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daibhre said 2849 days ago (October 30th, 2009)
Story...
...about a story-teller, I guess. Thanks, John. That "chorus" is really more of a filler.Big fan of "la la la" when applied in small doses. ("Our House" and such like that). I should re-do the harmonies, tho - a little off here and there.
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ConnieO said 2850 days ago (October 29th, 2009)
Tell Me A Story
Nice voice you have David.
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daibhre said 2849 days ago (October 30th, 2009)
Thanks
Caught me on a good day!
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Feter said 2850 days ago (October 29th, 2009)
Tell Me A Story
O yeah ..tell us a story Sir ...you are the best
this 6-stringer is awesome as your vocal .....
the more listen to your music the more I admire
your ways in your songs writing ..how so true
so natural ...great gem ...thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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daibhre said 2849 days ago (October 30th, 2009)
Thanks, Feter
Sometimes it just comes out without trying.
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sloparts said 2850 days ago (October 29th, 2009)
Wonderful lyrics Dave
A simple waltz, indeed. Of these, classics are born my friend.

Excellent work my friend,

Ed
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daibhre said 2849 days ago (October 30th, 2009)
Singable, you think?
It's nice (and rare) to get a tune out that people will sing - or whistle and wonder where they heard it. "Brain worms" they call 'em. Or "Classics" may be the same thing?
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Mike_Lynn said 2850 days ago (October 29th, 2009)
Simple & Neat
Well-written lyrics and passionate performance. The 'la la la' towards the end has enriched the folky feel of the song. Very nice. Cheers / Mike
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daibhre said 2849 days ago (October 30th, 2009)
Thank ye
Appreciate the comments, Mike
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TobinMueller said 2738 days ago (February 18th, 2010)
Lullaby
Very nice lullaby. Have you ever heard Sondheim's "Why I Read" or David Wilcox's "Show The Way"? Similar theme with great depth in meaning and storytelling itself. Yours is more of a simple lullaby, a give-over to the story linear repeat of a theme, that leads to a kind of sleepy vessel place. Very strong balance in the writing, command of rhyme and rhythm, but left me wanting more than a single wish repeated over and over. (Maybe a bridge with a new level of desire or reason would have changed that?) However, again, really strong song writing.
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