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Lady Luck (be good to me now)


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Philip18

 Genre: Acoustic Rock

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I wrote this many years ago, and recorded it a year or so ago. It has sat there because I was never really happy with it. I thought I'd rewrite a few of the lyrics - especially the first two verses. And one day I might. In the meantime, it is what it is...
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Lyrics
Lady Luck (be good to me now)

Lady Luck’s been kind to me
Or that’s the way it seems
She helped me when I wanted her
To take me into dreams
So come on Lady Luck be good to me now
So come on Lady Luck be good to me now

When I was a young boy
And I played a young boy’s games
When I won the silver cup
I knew who to blame

Lady Luck’s been kind to me
And that’s the way it goes
She rolled along beside me
And don’t you know it shows
So come on Lady Luck be good to me now
So come on Lady Luck be good to me now

And in the band we play our tunes
And people sing along
We laugh our way through many nights
Of music and our songs
And all the while the music’s tight
The harmony is sweet
And there’s always someone knows a man
You simply have to meet
So come on Lady Luck be good to me now
Come on Lady Luck be good to me now

Instrumental

Lady Luck I need you now
To deal a winning hand
Find someone to take my songs
And spread them through the land
Lady Luck be kind to me
And shine that light my way
Come on Lady Luck be good to me now (x 3)
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Comments: 48
Fans: 23
Plays: 360
Downloads: 36
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Uploaded: Jan 31, 2014 - 06:40:11 PM
Last Updated: Feb 01, 2014 - 05:28:58 AM Last Played: May 19, 2017 - 07:36:58 PM
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Comments
MarkHolbrook said 1241 days ago (January 31st, 2014)
Great guitar sounds
again! Clean, clear recording. Very cool indeed.
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Philip18 said 1241 days ago (February 1st, 2014)
Thanks
Glad you enjoyed it, Mark. That's for listening and for taking the time to comment - much appreciated!
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michaeljayklein said 1241 days ago (January 31st, 2014)
Luck be a lady...
One of the things I immediately liked about this song Philip was the story of person singing--your lyrics touch upon things in his life that created all kinds of scenarios in my mind--I could "see" a lot of this. I'm hoping you further resuscitate this; it has great potential. As always, solid playing from you and I really how you imbued the lyrics with a great feeling of conviction. I'm not sure your "dice" effect worked that well to be honest (now I'm going to look on the internet for "dice FX"!) but it got the job done (and if you revisit this, let the poor guy roll at least a couple of boxcars--I'm a sucker for "happy endings"!) Thanks for sharing this! Michael
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Philip18 said 1241 days ago (February 1st, 2014)
Seeing a song
I'm pleased it put some pictures in your mind, Michael - that's a good thing! Re the sound effect, I have now shown how little I know about gambling - I assumed from the elated chuckle of the old codger that "snake eyes" must be a good thing! I thought it was an amusing effect, but perhaps the song would have finished stronger without it. Food for thought. Thanks for listening and for the moment - much appreciated!
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Skean said 1241 days ago (February 1st, 2014)
Lady Luck
A very fine song and clean and clear mix as we want it.
Thanks for sharing, peace.
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Philip18 said 1241 days ago (February 1st, 2014)
Thanks
Kind words, Kenta, and they are much appreciated!
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jiguma said 1241 days ago (February 1st, 2014)
Nicely recorded Philip ....
..... lots of warmth in this - vocals sound great. Most enjoyable listening.
Thanks,
N
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Philip18 said 1241 days ago (February 1st, 2014)
Hi Neil
Thanks for the comment, Neil. I wonder if some of the warm sound comes from the microphone I was using at the time - I might resurrect it! Cheers from the South.
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TommyBlueBoy said 1241 days ago (February 1st, 2014)
Lady Luck
A nice, laid back tune. Thanks for posting it.
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Philip18 said 1241 days ago (February 1st, 2014)
Thanks
Glad you liked it, Tom. Thanks for stopping by!
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Loob said 1241 days ago (February 1st, 2014)
Lady Luck (be good to me now)
The music's tight, and the harmonies are sweet. Only think I think I picked up on (I think) is a bit of clipping in the vox? Will have to listen again. Nicely done Philip!
Philip18 said 1241 days ago (February 1st, 2014)
Hi Freddy!
Thanks for listening, Freddy. I'll go back and have a look at the file to see what's going on. I recorded it a while ago, and wasn't as careful then as I am now. I hope all is well with you and yours! Cheers, Phil.
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PeterB7858 said 1240 days ago (February 1st, 2014)
Lady Luck
Upbeat song on all levels, Philip. Infectious groove and some quality story telling. The rhythm guitars work well and the harmonies flesh things out nicely. I tend to think that one lead tone during the break might have worked a bit better? It was only a short little slot :-) Live with two guitarists might be a bit different... Enjoyable listen. Talk soon, Peter.
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Philip18 said 1240 days ago (February 2nd, 2014)
Thanks
Upbeat and infectious are both good! Only one lead tone, you think? What's the good of having too many guitars if you can't give them all some of the limelight? 😄 See you soon.
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Vic Holman said 1240 days ago (February 1st, 2014)
lady luck
ha, i'm just getting around to revisiting a song from a year ago as well

sounds good to me. the guitar solos are great and fluid.
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Philip18 said 1240 days ago (February 2nd, 2014)
Revising
Tempus fugit, and things don't get one. Ah well, it still might happen... Thanks for stopping by, Vic and for the positive comment - much appreciated!
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Garni said 1240 days ago (February 2nd, 2014)
Lady Luck
Quality work and crisp vocals. Great mix!

G-)
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Philip18 said 1240 days ago (February 2nd, 2014)
Hi Gerald
Thanks for listening and for the supportive comment - much appreciated!
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Narad said 1240 days ago (February 2nd, 2014)
Lady Luck
Sometimes we need really her. Excellent listen as always ! :)
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Philip18 said 1240 days ago (February 2nd, 2014)
Thanks
Yes, Harald - sometimes things fall your way, sometimes they don't. Thanks for stopping by - much appreciated!
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KCsGROOVE said 1240 days ago (February 2nd, 2014)
lady luck
cool songwriting and performance
dig the vocals and your guitarwork
I know the feeling: some songs are hard to finish
and you never have the feeling that it's the final version :-)
enjoyed!
KC
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Philip18 said 1239 days ago (February 2nd, 2014)
Thanks
I appreciate the comments, KC - thanks for stopping by!
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davisamerica said 1239 days ago (February 2nd, 2014)
It is
Pretty cool
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Philip18 said 1238 days ago (February 4th, 2014)
Thanks
That's good! Thanks for stopping by.
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groovehounds said 1238 days ago (February 4th, 2014)
Lady Luck
Sorry I'm late on this Philip ... I agree that this is warm. A catchy melody with smooth harmonies. Wow, that overdriven lead was unexpected ... very nice tone. Even though the end made me laugh I wish you would have rocked out with more of the overdriven leads! Well done Philip.
Cheers
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Philip18 said 1238 days ago (February 4th, 2014)
Hi Stan
Thanks for listening. More guitar at the end? Good idea! I'll give that a try.
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Bob Rodgers said 1235 days ago (February 7th, 2014)
A
great groove and a very clear recording.
A fine performance Philip, nice vocals and harmonies, very much enjoyed.

Bob
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Philip18 said 1235 days ago (February 7th, 2014)
Thanks Bob
I always appreciate your support!
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MikeRobinson said 1235 days ago (February 7th, 2014)
This -ought- to be commercial

This song, maybe a new perform/mix/master of it, ought to be makin’ money for you.   I’m not sure that too much rewriting is needed.
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Philip18 said 1234 days ago (February 7th, 2014)
Thanks
Glad you liked it, Mike. Thanks for listening and for the supportive comments - much appreciated!
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867-5309 said 1234 days ago (February 7th, 2014)
again
volunteers of America - has a familiar future 2030 upcoming era ring to me - for i have come back - this is such a clean life-is-good pleasant tune - ' glad you brought it here - a perfect package - and it seems like it could be a good seller . if it were ever to be on the market.
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Philip18 said 1234 days ago (February 7th, 2014)
Thanks
Glad you liked it, Scott - thanks for the positive comments!
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VicDiesel said 1234 days ago (February 7th, 2014)
Be good
Cool song. Thumbs up.
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Philip18 said 1234 days ago (February 7th, 2014)
Thumbs up
Thanks for stopping by and for the positive comment - much appreciated!
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jfaaz said 1233 days ago (February 8th, 2014)
Great Tune
You'll get lucky with this one!
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Philip18 said 1233 days ago (February 8th, 2014)
You'll get lucky
Let's hope so! Thanks for stopping by.
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woofer3 said 1231 days ago (February 10th, 2014)
Lady Luck
Kicking and instant, what a great song and what a superb hook. I liked the vocals very much as well - nice and clear.
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Philip18 said 1231 days ago (February 10th, 2014)
Thanks
Glad you enjoyed it, John. Thanks for listening and for taking the time to comment - much appreciated!
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Charday said 1226 days ago (February 15th, 2014)
Oh Man!
you said "it is what it is" dude!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
lol, nice song, great recording, love the first country lead tone!
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Philip18 said 1226 days ago (February 16th, 2014)
Thanks
Glad you liked it, JD - thanks for listening and for the positive comments!
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sammydix said 1226 days ago (February 16th, 2014)
i've always
like hearing a story within a song. it's one of the things i like about Dylan lyrics. got that same storytelling feeliing with LL. i like 'what it is'.
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Philip18 said 1226 days ago (February 16th, 2014)
Thanks
Thanks for that, Sam - I appreciate you stopping by and letting me know what you think of the song.
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Soundhound said 1222 days ago (February 20th, 2014)
Hahahaha...
Man....I've stopped asking her to help me, I've had her
at my side most of my life, think I wore her out...
So I try not to do anything, that I need her luck
anymore...

Very good song very original in it's style and taste...
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Philip18 said 1222 days ago (February 20th, 2014)
Luck
You're already lucky, Tony - you've got talent! Thanks for stopping by.
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davisamerica2 said 1219 days ago (February 22nd, 2014)
Oldies are always goodies!
I love the guitars on this too, Phillip. I think the talent over rides the luck in this one. Great song!
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Philip18 said 1219 days ago (February 23rd, 2014)
Thanks
Glad you liked it, Terry. Thanks for stopping by!
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Marino_Experiment said 1210 days ago (March 3rd, 2014)
Lady Luck (be good to me now)
Lady luck can come may way too...Cool track Philip !
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Philip18 said 1206 days ago (March 8th, 2014)
Cool track
Thanks for the comment - and good luck with Lady Luck!
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