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Lass From The Low Country (Ghostly Version)



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This was a competition piece back in high school that I used to sing when I was by myself in the school auditorium, which had amazing acoustics. The song is incredibly sad as it is about a woman who kills herself over a lost love. I thought it seemed only right for it to sound ghostly and ethereal, as if being sung from another realm.
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Oh, he was a lord of high degree,
and she was a lass from the low country,
but she loved his lordship, so tenderly,

Oh sorrow, sing sorrow
now she sleeps in the valley,
where the wild flowers nod,
and no one knows she loved him
but herself and god.

One morn when the sun was on the mead,
he passed by her door on a milk-white steed.
She smiled and she spoke, but he paid no heed.


If you be a lass from the low country,
don't love of no lord of high degree,
They h'ain't got a heart for sympathy,

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Uploaded: Mar 05, 2006 - 10:10:59 AM
Last Updated: Mar 05, 2006 - 09:34:05 AM Last Played: Jun 08, 2019 - 12:09:48 PM
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cjorgensen said 4851 days ago (March 5th, 2006)
What I would do...
I'd duplicate the vocal track, keep the saturated one there, but bring a
less effected one a bit forward. This is very This Mortal Coil.

Love the signing, the words get a bit lost.

A nice kepboard backing could help a lot too.

I like the photo, like the signing, like the song.
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elfdaughter said 4848 days ago (March 8th, 2006)
You do the same trick I used to do with the reverb. You have a gorgeous voice, don't be afraid to bring it out, rather than bury it in reverb. (Yeah, I know, practice what I preach....I am getting better!!)

However it is difficult to make out the words through the reverb.

I disagree with the keyboard backing - as a medieval singer my tendencies are to try to avoid backing unless it's with a portable instrument (my harp or bodhran) as I tend to sing these at events and it's a bit difficult (*cough*impossible) to transport a keyboard and then make it look medieval. ;) Keyboards ain't medieval. However a vocal backing could work. Again, welcome to MacJams!
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Jim Bouchard said 4845 days ago (March 11th, 2006)
I like this a lot. By the last note, my main thought was " what a great
voice!", and that said, be careful with the reverb. As the others noted, I
think you want to feature your voice more than the effect. Great singing,
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perceptualvortex said 4838 days ago (March 18th, 2006)
I like that kind of ethereal sound, very trippy.
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A cappella music is vocal music or singing without instrumental accompaniment, or a piece intended to be performed in this way. A cappella is Italian for from the chapel (music); the term is due to restrictions on the use of instruments in medieval c

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