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Mr M attempts to comfort his hysterical wife (based on Dickens' own mum, apparently). Lots of lead uke on this one, uke fans.
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Micawber

Where will we go?
What will we do?

There there my dear
Things aren't so bad
Be of good cheer
Don't be so sad

But where will we go? There is a place
What will we do? Far far away
Where will we go? We'll find a space
What will we do? Maybe someday

You'll be my queen
And I'll be your king
We'll quit this scene
Like birds on the wing

Ooh!

Won't it be fine?
Won't life be grand?
You will be mine
Just take my hand

Ooh!

All you need's a little faith in me

You'll be my queen
And I'll be your king
We'll quit this scene
Like birds on the wing

Ooh!
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Hits: 1401
Comments: 22
Fans: 9
Plays: 56
Downloads: 43
Votes: 0
Uploaded: Oct 20, 2012 - 03:02:03 PM
Last Updated: Oct 20, 2012 - 03:02:03 PM Last Played: Apr 25, 2015 - 03:43:57 PM
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Hardware:
Fabulous Ovation guitar, crappy electric guitar and bass, M Audio keyboard thingie
Software:
GB11
Comments
Philip18 said 1859 days ago (October 20th, 2012)
Micaber
Has a traditional folk sort of sound to me, with some 60s Brit pop harmonies in there as well. I like the way you build the tune and the instruments you use. The uke is fun. Good one, Graham!
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grah3am said 1859 days ago (October 20th, 2012)
I'm a folkie
I learned to play by copying Martin Carthy and Nic Jones, and other luminaries. Thank you for stopping by, Philip.
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richard13 said 1859 days ago (October 20th, 2012)
Ooh!
So, a full-time teacher in the Bahamas has time to have fun now and then. That's good to know Graham, because in spite of your hardware limitations (keyboard thingie?) this sounds like you had a lot of fun putting it together, and it sounds fine too ;-)
Another old (or not-so-old) folkie, huh? Good stuff.
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grah3am said 1859 days ago (October 20th, 2012)
Fun Fun Fun
Fairly old - I've seen Fairport four times, but only remember two. This took weeks to record because I'm back at work and otherwise engaged most of the time. Still, any excuse to go, "Ooh!", eh?
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Feter said 1859 days ago (October 20th, 2012)
Micawber
Fabulous performance , great song writing !!
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grah3am said 1859 days ago (October 20th, 2012)
You're too kind
Happy you enjoyed it, Mr F. It was all composed on the fly. That's how I tend to use GB. Occasionally I have a completed song ready to record, and then I just produce it. They're the easier ones. But it's all gratifying, especially when you have an appreciative audience like yourself.
Check out my latest song called One - Eyed Brain (In a Jar)
alackbass said 1858 days ago (October 21st, 2012)
Micawber
Let me start by saying you get an incredible tone from that so called "crappy bass." It sounds almost fretless. Once again you're digging in the XTC mine to great effect. Great song writing and another amazing arrangement. Downloaded!
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grah3am said 1858 days ago (October 21st, 2012)
Its one virtue
is that it's fretless. I wanted to learn how to play one, so I got a cheap SX one to try. It sounds best at the high end, and being without frets it matters not if it stays in tune or not. So I can add harmony bass occasionally. It's a shame Mr Partridge seems to have retired. I miss his music. I guess it's up to us to write more, Andrew!
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magnatone said 1858 days ago (October 21st, 2012)
Micawber
graham, you just KILL on that uke! what a terrific song - your songwriting is second to none. excellent performance - love this and thanks for the D/L sir!
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grah3am said 1858 days ago (October 21st, 2012)
Many have died
as a result of my uke skills. No Samurai swords for me, no siree, Ma'am. Thank you for the kind words. They're much appreciated, and you are welcome to the DL.
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PaulaMunk said 1858 days ago (October 21st, 2012)
It sounds
like there are at least three of you. Sweet sound. Love the bounciness in your uke. Thanks.
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grah3am said 1858 days ago (October 21st, 2012)
I am The Triman
... thanks to lots of multitracking. I did an instrumental set with about 15 tracks, mixed it down and added lots more. Then I went "Ooh!" a lot. I'm happy you liked it, Paula.
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Les_Kloo said 1858 days ago (October 21st, 2012)
People going "Ooh!"
Ooh! Me. too. Terrific songwriting, Graham. Love the arrangement and the choice of instruments. That's all topped off with a fabulous performance. Excellent and DLed.
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grah3am said 1858 days ago (October 21st, 2012)
One has to go, "Ooh!" now and then ...
... or one would go nuts. Dickens' mum was a terrible worrywart, apparently, and he based Mrs Micawber on her, just as Mr M was based on Dickens' own dad. I based the tune on the last bit of "Servility/Spartacus", as I thought it had legs. Well, that's enough of my own particular neuroses. Thanks for listening, Les. your opinion is always appreciated. Where's Sam?
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PeterB7858 said 1858 days ago (October 21st, 2012)
Micawber
You have developed a unique vibe on this, Graham. It has elements of folk, middle eastern influences, Beatlesque harmonies and the use of slide guitar is inspired. It is a feast of the senses but it still has a coherency that draws it together as a whole entity. A high quality post. Thanks, Peter.
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grah3am said 1858 days ago (October 21st, 2012)
My own special way
I like to use what's available, and increasingly that's what I can do with the Ovation, as the other instruments are not very good. But that still means slide, acoustic, tapping and electric lead. Thanks, Ovation , for making such a brilliant instrument. SX - not so much. Good for beginners, but not so useful for a demanding player. I enjoyed the creation of this, and it took weeks, but it was worth it. I appreciate your listening, Peter.
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johnwhitehead said 1856 days ago (October 23rd, 2012)
Micawber
I dig this. I agree with XTC reference, especially in chorus. XTC meets Incredible String Band maybe? Nice instrumental performances thoroughout.
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grah3am said 1855 days ago (October 24th, 2012)
Be Glad
for this song HAS an ending. (And it's "Ooh!") I think I only saw the Incredibles once, but they made a big impression. They were nice enough to stay at the end for a chat. Mike Heron told me: "If you want to get ahead in pop music, go, "Ooh!" I'm glad you enjoyed it, John.
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Jarvoid said 1854 days ago (October 25th, 2012)
Bloody 'ell ....it's Tubular
Oldfieldesque and brilliant !! is that the uke at about 2:10 and on ...brilliant.....much enjoyed...

Jarvo
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grah3am said 1850 days ago (October 29th, 2012)
Yes, it's a uke
... and it's the Ovation uke that my brother got me for my fiftieth, so it's a special one. We've been off the air for a while (Sandy) but it's nice to meet an encouraging word from the UK. Cheers, Jarvo..
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scaustrita said 1542 days ago (September 2nd, 2013)
Micawber
I'm blown away we don't get a lot of Folk music hear.
But what i'm hearing beyond the genre.
Excellent harmonies...

:: Authentic ::

::
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grah3am said 1501 days ago (October 13th, 2013)
More folk
is definitely something we should have on MacJams. It has been a huge influence on me, and continues to be. Check out the BBC's documentary on Nic jones for serious folk goodness. Thank you for listening.
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