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Never could dance. That's why I learned to play the guitar; so I would have an excuse to stay off the dance floor. But I admire those who can, and can relate to their passion for music. I just never graduated beyond toe-tapping. This song has been stripped down for anyone who would like to add something of their own to it. Just a guitar, imitation drums, and me singing here. Feel free to turn it into a real song. Peace. Terry
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Abby’s Gotta Dance

B E
I know a little girl, and her name is Abby
B A E
She can’t sit still. It just makes her crabby
B E B A E
She’s gotta dance
B E
She can kick so high. She can almost fly
B A E
Like a little bird, she takes to the sky
B E B A E
She’s gotta dance

CHORUS:
B E
Yes, Abby’s gotta dance, Abby’s gotta dance
B A E
With every little step there’s a smile on her face
B E B A E
Abby’s gotta dance
B E
Yes, Abby’s gotta dance, Abby’s gotta dance
B A E
With every little move there’s a glimmer in her eye
B E B A E
Abby’s gotta dance
F#
She’ll be gone all night, but her mama don’t care
D A
There ain’t no question, who, what, or where
B A E B A E
She gotta dance
END CHORUS

B E
Well at twenty-third and Penn she’s a at it again
B A E
There’s a guitar pickin’, and it’s her best friend
B E B A E
She’s gotta dance
B E
If there’s no room on the floor, well they can just hit the door
B A E
Cause there ain’t no stoppin’ Abby when she’s ready for more
B E B A E
She’s gotta dance

CHORUS


B E
I keep the car on the road and the music down low

B A E
But when Abby gets in, well it’s a story told
B E B A E
She’s gotta dance
B E
With all the rockin’ and groovin’, and she can’t stop movin’
B A E B E B E
I try to slow it down, she’s says “Nothin’ doin’. I gotta dance!”

CHORUS
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Uploaded: Jun 26, 2010 - 02:28:10 PM
Last Updated: Jun 26, 2010 - 02:28:10 PM Last Played: Nov 06, 2014 - 07:09:07 PM
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alackbass said 2709 days ago (June 26th, 2010)
Abby's Gotta Dance (Open Collab)
I can't think of much more this needs! Sounds darn good already.
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davisamerica2 said 2708 days ago (June 26th, 2010)
Thanks Andrew
I never really developed this song, so I'm looking for ideas. Thanks for the comments.
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Dadai.2 said 2708 days ago (June 26th, 2010)
a little rock...
and shake... gotta dance. Very cool Terry. This is just stripped down enough to be everything it needs to be. I really like your vocal. Cheers,

Jack
davisamerica2 said 2708 days ago (June 26th, 2010)
Thanks Jack
I must confess, this never really had much to strip, but I figured it was time to dress it up, so I'm here to steal ideas, and Macjams is a goldmine.
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Roxylee said 2708 days ago (June 26th, 2010)
This isn't a real song?
Gee, Terry, it sounds real to me. :-) I can't dance, either, but admire those who can. Like my little sister, who dragged me out on the dance floor at her beach bar hangout when I went to visit her in MB. How embarrassing, but then, I'll never see those folks again, so no harm done, except to my ego.

Listening.. This is a fun little number and as always, you sound darn good!
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davisamerica2 said 2708 days ago (June 26th, 2010)
Thanks Roxy
I tried dancing once. One person said I moved like Joe Cocker. Another said I looked like I was tottering on the edge of the Grand Canyon. Never again! Any ideas on harmony? Feel free. Terry
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Moviz said 2708 days ago (June 26th, 2010)
Well Terry
you had me dancin', though i must get some new tap shoes,.... I don't suit red anyway, LOL..... This song stands as it is I think... great performance, though a funky wah guitar might just add something... cute song too, regards M
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davisamerica2 said 2708 days ago (June 26th, 2010)
Thanks for listening Maurice.
Yeah, I've heard some great musicians here, and would like to hear that wah guitar too. Definitely needs some bass, and I would happily rip out those drums for the real thing. Glad you liked it.
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fasteddie said 2708 days ago (June 26th, 2010)
Cool
Like the guitar and singing. I'm sure that this will turn out pretty cool. Looking forward to hearing what comes of it.
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davisamerica2 said 2708 days ago (June 26th, 2010)
Thanks Michael
I would love to see if anyone could do anything with this. There's plenty of room to play here. Thanks for the comments.
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sloparts said 2708 days ago (June 26th, 2010)
I think I might just have a go,
at this Terry. Don't know where I'll go, but a bass line comes to mind immediately, and then we'll see.

Love what you've got to this point my friend, a very cool song.

Ed
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davisamerica2 said 2708 days ago (June 26th, 2010)
Have at it Ed.
Looking forward to hearing your ideas, and thanks. Terry
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RAVENS said 2708 days ago (June 26th, 2010)
Go Abby
I love to dance, and this song is very danceable. What a great tune, and terrific vocals. I'll bet you're a great story-teller, you have that type of voice.

Such a fun song, I really do dig it!

RAVEN ;-)
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davisamerica said 2708 days ago (June 26th, 2010)
Dani
he is one of the best story tellers here!
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davisamerica2 said 2708 days ago (June 26th, 2010)
A dancer that likes this song?
That's a good sign, and thanks Dani. And I have to confess to being a storyholic. I can't just say just one word. It just leads to another and then another. Then I wake up in a gutter clutching a Thesaurus. Any ideas? Feel free.
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fasteddie said 2708 days ago (June 27th, 2010)
If Dani's
gonna dance then there better be video!
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Lardo said 2708 days ago (June 26th, 2010)
Dancin'
Got somethin' good going here. I can tell you are having fun. Infectious fun.
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davisamerica2 said 2708 days ago (June 26th, 2010)
It was fun indeed Richard
I may repost it later on unless a collaborator makes it hard to beat, which is very possible. Lots of talent here. Thanks for the comments
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Char said 2708 days ago (June 26th, 2010)
Very
bouncy. You know, ice skaters would love to do a routine to this. Also, those free form modern dancers on So You Think You Can Dance would like it. I can even see muppets having a dance party at your house. You may not dance but you are making everybody else want to. :)
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davisamerica2 said 2704 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
The Muppets. Now that's interesting.
Yeah, I think I would like to see that. Miss Piggy as Abby. Thanks for tuning in Char, and for the comments. T
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jdholliday said 2708 days ago (June 26th, 2010)
Terry
man I love this just the way it is! Great groovin' poppy Eaglesque ( Don Henleyesque) make you smile and wanna dance song! I love it!
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davisamerica2 said 2704 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
Thanks jd
Eaglesque? I like that. My toes are ready to tap, but the feet refuse to follow.
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michaeljayklein said 2708 days ago (June 27th, 2010)
Can't dance either
Maybe it has something to do with being left-handed, but I came very close to cutting a rug listening to this (if only in my mind). You did a fine job here Jack--you sound great and the music is easy to like...hoping to hear how this evolves, but it sits very well as it is. Thanks again and keep up the great work! Michael
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davisamerica2 said 2704 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
Yes, it might take a dancer to complete this song.
I'm right-handed, but I'm left-footed. That's probably what hampered the songs completion. Glad you liked it Michael. Thanks for the comments. Terry (I understand your confusion. Jack doesn't dance either.)
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tokai said 2708 days ago (June 27th, 2010)
bebae
baby? too many chords for me. Yeah, the drums could do with a bit more beef, but what do i know.
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davisamerica2 said 2704 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
Thanks for stopping by
Yeah, the canned stuff is never as good as what you pull from the garden. We can toss those drums though for anyone who wants to add a beat
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Feter said 2708 days ago (June 27th, 2010)
Abby's Gotta Dance
This is groovy ...wish to see the gang noodle
with it ...thnx a lot bro !
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davisamerica2 said 2704 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
Thanks Feter
Join in if you have any ideas. T
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ste said 2708 days ago (June 27th, 2010)
very
cooled as is. bopping away
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davisamerica2 said 2704 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
Thanks for bopping ste.
That shows the song is functioning. I may have to take dance lessons in order to finish this though, just to acquire the spirit.
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MarkHolbrook said 2708 days ago (June 27th, 2010)
Coolness
is what this song is... and yes man you can sing! If I thought I could do justice I'd give this a shot... but man... This is pretty cool just naked as it is!
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davisamerica2 said 2703 days ago (July 1st, 2010)
I'm sure you would do it justice Mark
I've seen you in action. You've got the creativity. Go for it, and don't worry about turning it into something entirely different. That's the whole idea. T
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dave_b said 2708 days ago (June 27th, 2010)
Abby's Gotta Dance
Nice hook and the imagery in the lyrics "Like a little bird, she takes to the sky" develops it well. Good vocs and the phrasing works well over the backer.
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davisamerica2 said 2703 days ago (July 1st, 2010)
Appreciate the kind words dave
Based this on a real character, and boy, was she a character! The imagery was pretty natural.
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sheilad said 2707 days ago (June 27th, 2010)
well....
I cant dance and I sure cant do anything musical so I am just so thankful that there was still a slot open for MJ Groupie that I could fill. This is great Terry! Makes me want to attempt to dance.... if it were not for that restraining order....
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davisamerica2 said 2703 days ago (July 1st, 2010)
Dance away, Sheila. We won't tell.
As for making music, there's lots of bells and whistles on these computers. Tinker around with it. There might be a Vaughn Williams hiding in you somewhere. Thanks for the listen and comments. Terry
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egobandit said 2707 days ago (June 27th, 2010)
when ya gotta
ya gotta, very groovey and upbeat! love it I hope this grows and grows!
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davisamerica2 said 2703 days ago (July 1st, 2010)
Thanks ego
Got to work on upbeat more. Some of my tunes are a little dark. Upbeat conveys more accurately my true disposition. Glad you liked this. T
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davisamerica said 2707 days ago (June 27th, 2010)
so terry....
lots of confusion still huh?? Terry is terry ... i am Jack...Terry is the guy who gets it right.
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davisamerica2 said 2703 days ago (July 1st, 2010)
Sometimes I forget which is which.
It's my own fault Jack. I think instead of calling myself davisamerica 2, I was putting down davisamerica too. We're trapped in a hall of mirrors. So much for getting it right. T
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jibes said 2704 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
A
catchy little tune with an uplifting rhythm. A great little song!!
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davisamerica2 said 2703 days ago (July 1st, 2010)
Thanks for the listen Neal
Would like to get some takers on this. Lots of talented people here. Abby will probably show up again with a few embellishments, if not from others, then perhaps my own attempts. Thanks for the comments.
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SISTERS said 2703 days ago (July 2nd, 2010)
coooool
love the catchy rhythmic phrasing you give the vocal, Terry.
what a fine job packin in all those words. i dug the "crabby" line. :)
even with the minimal accompaniment, you've made a Real Song.
good un!
anne
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davisamerica2 said 2702 days ago (July 2nd, 2010)
Thanks for he listen, Anne
I'll probably strap it back down on the gurney a little later and work on the music. Just curious to see if anyone might want to play around with it. (I think fitting words into a verse is a lot like fitting suitcases into the trunk of your car. You have to try every possible arrangement. Sometimes you have to leave something behind.) Glad you enjoyed it. Peace. Terry
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slopartner said 2687 days ago (July 17th, 2010)
Abby's Gotta Dance
Terry, when I hear this one, I just 'gotta dance'! I can't sit still! Love it ... Love it ... Love it!!!!!
davisamerica2 said 2687 days ago (July 18th, 2010)
Thanks Jeannie
I can't dance. This song is me fantasizing that I can. Love what Ed did with it. Peace. Terry
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