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I posted a solo version of this song here but was always intending to get the "Great South Band" together to wrap an arrangement round it.

It came together seamlessly, as expected. Working with Neil and Philip is an absolute pleasure.

Peter Bowen - music and lyrics, lead vocal, harmony vocals, PRS acoustic guitar, mix advice.
Philip Gardner (Philip18) - electric guitar and mandolin.
Neil Porter (jiguma) - Logic Pro Drummer, bass, B3, mix and master.

Thanks, guys.

Regards,

Peter.
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Lyrics
Dancing In The Rain - Peter Bowen (March 2017) CAPO 2

[D] [A] [G] [A]

[D] The storm clouds of [A] history
[G] Steal out of the [A] night
[D] They cry early-[A]warning
[G] Of a drift to the [A] right
[G] For whom the bell [A] tolls?
[Bm] We’re all feeling the [C] strain
[D] I’d rather go [A] dancing in the [G] rain [D]

[D] All the king’s [A] horses
[G] And twelve angry [A] men
[D] Can’t put all the [A] false facts
[G] Together [A] again
[G] A threepenny [A] opera
[Bm] Is sung in re[C]frain
[D] I’d rather be [A] dancing in the [G] rain [D]

[Em7] Beggar-man, [A7] thief
[F#7] Can’t get no re[Bm]lief
[C] They fell by the [G] wayside
Throughout the [A] campaign
[Em7] The rich without [A7] wisdom,
[F#7] Drown in their cham[Bm]pagne
[C] Why don’t they try [G] dancing in the [A] rain?

[D] The ghost ship of [A] state
[G] Adrift in the [A] night
[D] Needs to chart a new [A] course
[G] Step into the [A] light
[G] It doesn’t [A] matter
[Bm] If it spoils their pa[C]rade
[D] Let’s all try [A] dancing in the [G] rain [D]

[Em7] No wall can [A7] divide us
[F#7] We’re all one and the [Bm] same
[C] Why don't we go [G] dancing in the [A] rain…
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Franciscus_Henri said 167 days ago (April 11th, 2017)
what a great sound!
well done Gentle men..its beautifull
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PeterB7858 said 167 days ago (April 11th, 2017)
Kind words
Thanks, Franc. Hard not to come up with something a bit of okay working with this talented duo. We appreciate your kind words. Take care.
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Philip18 said 167 days ago (April 11th, 2017)
Dancing In The Rain
I really like the flow of this song - and listening to it develop was fun. You've got a good here, my friend!
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PeterB7858 said 167 days ago (April 11th, 2017)
FFFFF
Flow. Fun. Friends. Fabulous. Fanks! See you tomorrow night.
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DWL said 166 days ago (April 11th, 2017)
I'll join you
Dancing in the rain seems a much better option than anything else on the table.

Really nice Peter and a fine production with Phil and Neil.

Cheers

Dick
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PeterB7858 said 166 days ago (April 11th, 2017)
World wide...
Thanks, Dick. Yes, the lyrics of this song seem to have application all round the world at the moment. Having Phil and Neil along is always a privilege. We appreciate you dancing along with us :-) Take care.
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VicDiesel said 166 days ago (April 11th, 2017)
Rain
You have the smoothest songs....

Very nice mix. Your bass sound is improving.
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PeterB7858 said 165 days ago (April 12th, 2017)
Smooth
I'll take a smooth compliment any day :-) Thanks, Vic. We appreciate your listen and thoughts. Take care.
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sammydix said 166 days ago (April 11th, 2017)
And
there it is: the super group version. Song good, performance good, mix good. A no lose combo.
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PeterB7858 said 165 days ago (April 12th, 2017)
Super-annuation...
Thanks, Sam. I was good to get the boys back together for this one. Super-annuation is more like it :-) Glad you enjoyed waltzing round with us. Take care.
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Hickling_Stan said 166 days ago (April 12th, 2017)
Dancing
smooth and classy song with great playing and production. What more could you ask for. Lovely song Peter. Cheers Mark
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PeterB7858 said 165 days ago (April 12th, 2017)
What more?
Thanks, Mark. We appreciate your kind words. I keep asking Santa for a Gretsch White Falcon but he won't give me one... :-)
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Calchas said 165 days ago (April 12th, 2017)
Niiiiiiice...
If we dance in the rain it'll be easier to hide our tears from out totalitarian masters of both the right and the extreme left.

Beautiful song gents. Simply beautiful.

Be well!
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PeterB7858 said 165 days ago (April 12th, 2017)
Warning Will Robinson!
Thanks, Mike. Totalitarian Masters to the left! Totalitarian Master to the right! Warning Will Robinson! I wonder if Robby the Robot could shake his tail feather? :-) We appreciate your kind words, my friend. Take care.
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Calchas said 163 days ago (April 14th, 2017)
Ha ha...
"WWR"---an expression I still use now and again. But only with my wife...the reference is lost on my sons and grandchildren, as well as not a few of my wider (and invariably younger)acquaintances! Sigh...
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KCsGROOVE said 165 days ago (April 12th, 2017)
gathering of the Ozzies
very cool collab, guys
fine playing by all
I especially like that subtle mandolin and dito B3
warm vocals to top it (and beautiful harmonies) :-)
gonna grab me a copy!
good one!
KC
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PeterB7858 said 165 days ago (April 12th, 2017)
Like that!
Thanks, KC. Kind words, indeed. We appreciate the D/L compliment. It all came together well. A gathering of the Ozzies - I like that. Take care.
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jiguma said 165 days ago (April 12th, 2017)
Nice one Peter
This was a really nice song to play around with. Solid performances by Peter and Philip, and a memorable melody - the fact that the lyrics really resonated with me didn't hurt either.
Thanks for the invite Peter.
GSB World Tour to start ...... when was that date again?
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PeterB7858 said 165 days ago (April 12th, 2017)
Virtually up and running
Thank for jumping aboard again, Neil. I really appreciate it. We seem to get it together on the night. The Virtual World Tour is virtually up and running :-) Take care. Talk soon.
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Vic Holman said 165 days ago (April 12th, 2017)
Dancing In The Rain
well you sure are dancing with Philip & Neil here.

the trio is sounding great and everyone served the song nicely.
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PeterB7858 said 165 days ago (April 12th, 2017)
A real sight!
Thanks, Vic. Seeing three grown men all try to lead is a real sight :-) And I agree with you, Neil and Philip did serve the song wonderfully. Take care.
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bronco said 164 days ago (April 13th, 2017)
Dancing Through the Years
Very subtle lyrics here Peter but I think I got the drift and couldn't agree more. It makes far more sense to go dancing in the rain than to try and make sense of what is happening out there. It almost feels to me like history is recycling into the 60's again. This could be a more melodic, softer, gentler version of Dylan's "When The Ship Comes In".
Strangely enough I have been working on writing a song called Playing With the Rain but mine is just about hearing the rain and being inspired to play guitar along with it.
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PeterB7858 said 160 days ago (April 17th, 2017)
Happy
Thanks, Tom. Glad you like the sentiment of the song. We are happy to take a Dylan nod any day. The boys appreciate you dropping by. Take care.
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egobandit said 164 days ago (April 13th, 2017)
dancing in the rain
Always a great listen , the keys in the background really float this along very nice, great arrangement and chord changes really grabs you top notch
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PeterB7858 said 160 days ago (April 17th, 2017)
Talents
Thanks, Tim. Yeah, I thought that Neil did a great job with the keys, too. Glad you like the arrangement. It is always a pleasure to work with Neil and Philip and tap into their talents. Take care.
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Dean-Resonator said 161 days ago (April 17th, 2017)
GSB
You guys make a great team. A very polished production. Congratulations.
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PeterB7858 said 160 days ago (April 17th, 2017)
Musical synergy
Thanks, Dean. It is great to be able to call on Philip and Neil to take my songs to another level. And, yes, we seem to have a musical synergy that can produce the goods. Take care.
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paul f. page said 115 days ago (June 1st, 2017)
Just beautiful.
I'm not usually a fan of heavy bass, but in this performance and mix it is so right and holds the whole together perfectly. What a smooth song that's performed with grace and agility and absolute control vocally and instrumentally. Such a treat to hear music that is this well-produced. Your attention to the little details is remarkable, too.
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PeterB7858 said 114 days ago (June 2nd, 2017)
Kind words
Hi Paul. Thanks for the email and very kind words. I was quite happy with this song lyrically and melodically and bringing in Philip and Neil to flesh it out was a pleasure. We have worked together probably 5 or 6 times now and there is definitely some synergy going on. We seem to complement each others' talents well. Glad you like this. We appreciate your listen and support. Take care.
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Loob said 115 days ago (June 2nd, 2017)
Guitars and mandolin heaven
Flows well, and nice performances from Neil too. Thought I recognized it from "A Slip Of The Tongue". Loved it.
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PeterB7858 said 114 days ago (June 2nd, 2017)
Boys from "down under"
Thanks, Freddy. The boys from "down under" enjoy getting together and Neil and Philip really hit the mark on this one. Uncertain times require an unorthodox response. This is one option. Take care, my friend. We appreciate you dropping by.
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danml69 said 108 days ago (June 8th, 2017)
Dancing in the Rain
Beautifully sang Peter...wonderful melody. Very nice
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PeterB7858 said 92 days ago (June 24th, 2017)
Always great
Thanks, Dan. Sorry I am late replying. I missed your comment. Glad you liked the song. It is always great to collab with Philip and Neil. Take care.
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FEEL said 89 days ago (June 28th, 2017)
Nice and smooth
relaxing to listen to. The mix sounds good to me. Nice melody and love the structure of the tune. Fantastic job by all involved.
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PeterB7858 said 88 days ago (June 29th, 2017)
Great to work with
Thanks, John. This one came together well. Philip and Neil are great to work with. Glad you stopped by. Take care.
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