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Farm life is not the idyllic eutopia that people think ...I know,I've driven past one that was advertising "Farm Holidays (Vacations) enjoy the Work Experience " Now I don't know about you,but the two words Work and Vacation in the same sentence does not sit well with me !

This came to me one afternoon,Monday in fact,last week whilst I was weeding the back garden and I kid you not it is scary because it was the whole package in one blinding flash of inspiration !....I hate weeding.........Adversity/Muse.....
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alackbass said 2642 days ago (July 2nd, 2010)
I've Got to Get Off of The Farm
When I was a kid my dad had a sizable vegetable garden. I remember too many summer weekend days and evenings pulling weeds. Then came the fall harvest and preparing green beans and peas to be frozen for the winter. I'm sure it helped my parents make ends meet. But I still hated working in that garden. What's my point? I relate to this!
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Jarvoid said 2642 days ago (July 2nd, 2010)
Hateful, tedious job.
Weeding is the pits.And when you do grow your own stuff,unless you are good at it,no-one wants it 'cos it is all wrong shapes and usually half of it is buggy.......!!

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michaeljayklein said 2642 days ago (July 2nd, 2010)
Geez...
this sounds like the farm from hell or something! I think when you started laughing after talking about falling off the tractor that I sort of lost it myself over here--great job! This was a lot of fun--thanks again Chris.
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Jarvoid said 2641 days ago (July 3rd, 2010)
Glad you had fun
it was the spirit in which it was meant,total lunatic lunacy......thanks Michael.
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davisamerica said 2642 days ago (July 2nd, 2010)
did u say "meat source"?
..... lolololol ...completely insane and now i know why...head trauma from fallin off yer tractor...knew it.
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Jarvoid said 2641 days ago (July 3rd, 2010)
Mint Sauce,traditional
sauce dressing with lamb in U.K...tho' I quite like "meat source"it sounds like a threat.
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richard13 said 2642 days ago (July 2nd, 2010)
Ba-a-a-a-h-h!
and other assorted noises ;-) Nice one Chris. Great flash!
I gave up growing my own veggies years ago when my family usually didn't feel like eating whatever was ripe.
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Jarvoid said 2641 days ago (July 3rd, 2010)
It is
a truth I have witnessed and experienced.After all the sowing,hoeing and growing infestations of bugs and slugs you throw away more than is et....unless you are totally dedicated and sleeps with your crop. Life is too short.
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sloparts said 2642 days ago (July 2nd, 2010)
What a Hoot, Chris
Love this man it is so original, and true. I hate yard work, so a farm is not the life for me. I fell odd a tractor one and hit my stead on a hump. That say I had Dain Bramage, but I think thay yere Wying ot em. Whatdo you think, ma I Dain Bramaged, ro not ?

Love it Chris, great funny and totally original.

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Jarvoid said 2641 days ago (July 3rd, 2010)
Dain Bramage,perhaps lust
a jittle Straplos,herpaps lust a jittle..........Ta.

Jarvo.
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fasteddie said 2642 days ago (July 2nd, 2010)
B-a-a-a-a-a-a-
Oh man that is so damned funny Chris.

Thanks for the laugh!

Fall off the tracture(sp?)!
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Jarvoid said 2641 days ago (July 3rd, 2010)
Actually
the sheep part of the somg is true .Back in the 70's my parents house faced open fields and the view was marvellous until in the summer of '76 the farmer put a flock of sheep in the field opposite.A long hot summer and the constant b-a-a-a-a-h eventually caused us all a sense of humour failure !!
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MarkHolbrook said 2642 days ago (July 3rd, 2010)
LOL
This is outstanding Chris... Had me laughing the entire way through dude!

Nice work man!
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Jarvoid said 2641 days ago (July 3rd, 2010)
Pleased to hear it.
The intention was laughter,nice when mission achieved,thanks for dropping in and letting me know.Thanks mateyall the best.Jarvo
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Calchas said 2641 days ago (July 3rd, 2010)
Perhaps
it's a matter of perspective Chris. You might hate me for saying this, but my wife loves to weed as a kind of "meditation." lol

Anyway, this is a nice quirky song. Nice guitar work and fun vocal.

Be well friend!
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Jarvoid said 2641 days ago (July 3rd, 2010)
Hmmmm ,you may
have something there.I could open up my yard as a meditation centre and issue all the acolytes a hoe,rake or shovel according to their shakra mantra needs and aspirations.Right on the button Michael,genius,pure genius..........
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Calchas said 2641 days ago (July 3rd, 2010)
Actually,
the idea is at least as old as Tom Sawyer; so hats off to Mr. Mark Twain, wherever he may be... lol
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Jarvoid said 2639 days ago (July 6th, 2010)
Well,bum
you can't have an original idea without some bugger having gone and had it before,can you ?
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Symphony101 said 2641 days ago (July 4th, 2010)
Cool tune
I hear you Chris :-)
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Jarvoid said 2639 days ago (July 5th, 2010)
Thanks
for stopping in down at the old homestead.

Cheers Jarvoid
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Hickling_Stan said 2639 days ago (July 5th, 2010)
Fracturer/Tracturer
Hey Chris, sorry I missed this earlier. I remember writing a song in me youth called "Tough on the Farm" all I can remember now is it started, "The Rooster crows, he's cock of nothing, the chicken lays into the egg"!! As always with your songs this made me smile...good one!
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Jarvoid said 2639 days ago (July 5th, 2010)
Ahh
the sheep part happened when I lived on Chapel Lane at Ravenshead in the ,70s....I am hoping that the Bull part never comes true !!

Cheers Mark

Chris
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lengold said 2639 days ago (July 5th, 2010)
Glad to hear
it's not only me who hates their work.
This is hilarious - loved it. Hope you can run faster than that bull, if not post the pics.
Cheers
Len

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Jarvoid said 2639 days ago (July 5th, 2010)
Oh yes
work is a pain in the arse especially when it is work in your own time,on a rest day.....Thanks Len always appreciate your support and feedback,Cheers.
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VicDiesel said 2639 days ago (July 5th, 2010)
Very bucolic
Cute song, and very downhomy sounding.

Eh, easy on the levels. It sounds loud, with occasional distortion.
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Jarvoid said 2639 days ago (July 6th, 2010)
Thanks
for the tip and the comment,Vic.

Cheers Jarvo
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jibes said 2639 days ago (July 5th, 2010)
What
a hoot! I like the recording too.
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Jarvoid said 2639 days ago (July 6th, 2010)
Not quite
"Greenacres" is it?....Thanks for the comment and dropping in.

Jarvo
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ConnieO said 2639 days ago (July 5th, 2010)
Off The Farm
Cute Chris. Did you do the cartoon? Yardwork, housework, it's work just thinking about doing either!
Love the banjo!
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Jarvoid said 2639 days ago (July 6th, 2010)
Guilty as charged
both for banjo and for cartoon,thanks .

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Ibstrat said 2638 days ago (July 6th, 2010)
Ha Ha
this is hilarious! My Dad grew up on a farm- he has told me some pretty funny stories.Some nice farm-type guitar pickin' in this!
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Jarvoid said 2638 days ago (July 6th, 2010)
Welcome along
to the old farmstead .....glad you had a chuckle,well I hope you did.

Thanks for dropping in and the comment ,Cheers Jarvo.
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Jarvoid said 2638 days ago (July 6th, 2010)
Grew up
on a farm....sheesh that can be dangerous,hope you enjoyed your visit,we aim to please.

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paddler said 2638 days ago (July 6th, 2010)
..
marvellous accent - i love mint sauce and was sewing me other halfs nurse uniform last night (she is a nurse - it wasn't some type of kinky outfit) - forgotten how time consuming sewing is! This is brilliant Chris,champion lyrics and rustic instrumentation - youve captured the scene in full colour! - Thank you - RG
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Jarvoid said 2638 days ago (July 6th, 2010)
Well I hope
this eased some of the stitching woes,it is another one of those seemingly endless and thankless chores ....like weeding..

Cheers matey,Chris.
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magnatone said 2638 days ago (July 6th, 2010)
Off the Farm
LOL - this is fabulous Chris - there is just NOBODY like you at MJ, or in the whole wide world!
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Jarvoid said 2638 days ago (July 7th, 2010)
I may be
off my trolley never mind get me off of the farm !

Cheeersssssss Jarvo
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RAVENS said 2638 days ago (July 6th, 2010)
Farm Life
Doesn't seem so bad compared to this crazy city I live in. This is just too cute, love the music & lyrics. Hey no setting fires, ya hear! {No farting either!}

RAVEN ;-)
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Jarvoid said 2638 days ago (July 7th, 2010)
Fart....fart..?
Oh yeah,I forgot about the instrumental break...well instrumental breakdown really and the raspberry ending...oooops.

Thanks for dropping in and welcome to my world.It is a strange one but try it on ,it may fit.


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woofer3 said 2638 days ago (July 7th, 2010)
I love this
I am reminded so much of Frank Crumit's wonderful recordings all those years ago. Pure music, no frills and perfect entertainment. I can even imagine Levon Helm covering this and it being a huge hit.
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Jarvoid said 2633 days ago (July 11th, 2010)
Hope it
hit the chucklespot......I seem to be having trouble with farmyards.!
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Moviz said 2636 days ago (July 8th, 2010)
Just love
this kind of song Chris... laughing my head off here.... great performance vocally and instrumentally.... love that guitar run at 2.31 and the occasional mis-pronunciation for the sake of rhyme LOL. Love the pencil sketch too, excellent, cheers M
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Jarvoid said 2633 days ago (July 11th, 2010)
Thanks Mo
Glad you dropped in ,I am having fun with Shine Rour Light but have some difficulty with the chorus structure,never mind I will persevere and win thru'....just like when I was on that poxy farm!

Cheers, Chris
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egobandit said 2636 days ago (July 8th, 2010)
Farm
I hear ya, simple and direct I like the baa with meat sauce excellent in its own strange way! I enjoyed!
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Jarvoid said 2633 days ago (July 11th, 2010)
Simple and
direct it was ....get me out of here !!

Thanks for the listen

Cheers

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PockBluesman said 2633 days ago (July 11th, 2010)
For God Sake
Only you could do a track like this and get away with it. So whilst your sitting there in your dungeries, Straw hat all barefoot sounding all sunshine and loved up with a bullock Just remember in the yorkershirings you wouldn't be able to set fire to the barn because of the damp. Liked the track though. Another Jarvoid Original.
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Jarvoid said 2633 days ago (July 11th, 2010)
As it says
in the intro it just hit me between the eyes and there it was all writ,wrote and wrecorded.......somethings not wright there is it?


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thoddi said 2632 days ago (July 12th, 2010)
Pure coolness
This would be cool to see you perform live at the local pub! Very cool:)
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Jarvoid said 2630 days ago (July 14th, 2010)
Yes it
is the ideal pub song isn't it? Yhanks for stopping in and commenting.

Cheers Jarvoid
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billykirsch said 2631 days ago (July 13th, 2010)
Perfect folk
You choose the right instrumentation, playing and singing style.
Hilarious!
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Jarvoid said 2630 days ago (July 14th, 2010)
Ifit made
you laff-----Job Done !!

Thanks for the listen and taking the time to comment,

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