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Minister's daughter (w/Didge-ache & 'The Winch')


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apb

 Genre: Folk-Rock

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Another old tune of mine, revamped. This time with lyrics and inspiration from my old friend "Chops"'s experiences- hope you like it.

Kudos and thanks to MJer Didge-ache (didgeridoo) and Mark "The Winch" (Highland bagpipes) for their fantastic performances on this and making it possible and to "Tea-towel" Tomas for the loan of his bass guitar.

More complete version with vocals, corrections and didgeridoo!.


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Lyrics
Pray for her soul,
I, I, I, I, I, I, I'll

Pray for her soul,
She does things,
That the devil don't know
You gotta ..

(repeat)

she's the minister's daughter.
Song Stats
Hits: 7986
Comments: 48
Fans: 21
Plays: 1049
Downloads: 207
Votes: 19
Uploaded: Sep 02, 2006 - 06:20:14 PM
Last Updated: May 27, 2008 - 11:05:47 AM Last Played: May 05, 2019 - 04:43:05 AM
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Hardware:
Shure SM58 (with pop-shield now - woot!)
Sigma mandolin,
Yamaha APX-8A acoustic,
Epiphone Thunderbird Goth IV Bass (borrowed)
Didge-ache's 'A' didge - custom made.
Mark's Highland bagpipes.
Software:
GB v3
Comments
stevel said 4677 days ago (September 2nd, 2006)
Fab!
This such a great tune...really infectious and enjoyable! I really like the
extra vocals now present.. well I just like everything about it really...folk
pop at its finest!
Steve

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apb said 4677 days ago (September 2nd, 2006)
Thanks alot

.. did you notice the didgeridoo Steve? Huh? .. lol (Didge-ache will be
fizzing, I'll never hear the end of this ...

I did my best in the mix to bring out with EQing the fantastic nuances
there is in his performance without making the didge too over-powering:
and believe me it was everywhere - bleeding into vocal and mandolin
recordings (because of transducer pick-up) .. and my ears are still ringing
from when I recorded the bagpipes.

Didge's excellent CD is available at the Lost Records.
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haribo said 4677 days ago (September 2nd, 2006)
cooool
wow this sounds very authentic and i get lots of scottish & irish
impression in the rhythm.

every part is so motivic (rhythmic) and melodic makes it highly addictive :)


and your voice is really really young :-0 man
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caroline said 4677 days ago (September 2nd, 2006)
yes!!!
nice!!!

i'll have a copy of this mix too!!!!

lol - /sh!!! xoxoxox
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Peter Greenstone said 4677 days ago (September 3rd, 2006)
ROCK!!
This is friggin' great! What a cool arrangement! You get a lot of rock out
of very traditional instruments. You guys did great here. Sounds tight
and that didge really fills the bottom end. Bravo! It's catchy and just
great.
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Feter said 4677 days ago (September 3rd, 2006)
this one Rock !!
great combintions ..and mixings ....nice singin too ...

well done !!
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said 4677 days ago (September 3rd, 2006)
Love It !
Lol.... *blush*... love this mix down of it Alan:) andthe new vox just send
it over the top . DLing it for a burn and play at my stepsons
houwsewarming party today.

Seems a few others liked it as well!

Yer such a good widdle musician *pinches cheek*, yes you are.. lmao!
Dont know why you thought Id be upset.. Im not that much of a drama
queen am I?

..well pray for my soul then! =P
SlimGirlFat said 4677 days ago (September 3rd, 2006)
Absolutley
blooming great collab.
it RAWKS!
LOVE all the vocals. I can hear the Didge nicely in there and the bagipes
are FAB!. Great Mandolin.. WOW!
straight into my Nano..

AWESOME!

D/L
Slimmie

said 4677 days ago (September 3rd, 2006)
Awesome
LOVE IT........KUDOS
j2morrow said 4677 days ago (September 3rd, 2006)
Nice combination
of folk sounds with a pop feel. But I needed more in terms of lyrics.
Repeating them got old for me. I wanted to know a bit more about this
naughty minister's daughter. Good tune, though.
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jiguma said 4676 days ago (September 4th, 2006)
baggies and didge
Nicely done guys - and very different from anything else going around
- which is bound to happen when you have baggies and didge
together. Like the chanting style vocal, but best bit for me is the take
off into the harmmony section. Only nit (a very small one) is that the
whole track seems to be clipping - having said that, no-one else has
mentioned it, so maybe it's my ears (I've just been to the movies). The
nit is miniscule compared to the fantastic final product you've come up
with.
Neil
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Rebsie said 4676 days ago (September 4th, 2006)
*splutter*
I already told you I reacted with a big "wow!" when I discovered your
music. I got it again when I heard this.

This is exceptional stuff. You could really go somewhere with this.

The didge is a gorgeous new level of depth in the sound. Beautifully
animated and resonant.

I'm gobsmacked ... honestly!
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Jim Bouchard said 4675 days ago (September 5th, 2006)
Yup!
It's as good as they all say. It might be on the verge of clipping, but just
on the verge, and not necessarily all that bad. Really cool...downloaded!
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ktb said 4674 days ago (September 6th, 2006)
excellent blend
What a great blend of instruments and catchy vocals. Very enjoyable.
The bagpipes and mandolin are perfect here.
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rayfieldstorm said 4674 days ago (September 6th, 2006)
profoundly cool
poetic, totally unique, incredible juxtoposition of words sounds, density
and space, art!
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perceptualvortex said 4674 days ago (September 6th, 2006)
Sweet!
Wow, excellent vibe, brilliant instrumentation. Very nice with the bagpipes and didge, and the vocals fit perfectly. Great job guys!!
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The Infinites said 4673 days ago (September 7th, 2006)
Magic....!
If Celtic (as in Kel-tik) is the vibe, then you done it big style!

If REM had met the bagpipes, then they would have taken this path.

As they say in Scotland - "cool as mince...geez merr !!!"

Well done dudes!!!

Jim
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Nolan said 4671 days ago (September 9th, 2006)
Infectious...
I was listening to this - really enjoying it - and thought to myself "what
would be a good word to describe this?" INFECTIOUS! Then I read the
first comment...confirmed. This is great!
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Tiny_Man_Inside said 4671 days ago (September 9th, 2006)
super production
everything sits so well in the mix. The didgeridoo is sitting down there laying a thick beautiful foundation. Simple lyrics and sharp arrangement.

This is not the type of music I usually listen to, but I'm definitely downloading it. Really one of the best pieces I've heard at MacJams.

reminds me a bit of The Mescaleros in feel.

Mason
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apb said 4670 days ago (September 10th, 2006)
Condensed response
Stevel- cheers mate, I must add "infectious" to the keywords (another
thing not to mention on first date) lol
haribo- Ty. Young? Jason, he's calling me young! Get 'im!! lol
caroline- *hugs* oxo
Peter- Thanks alot. Arrangement is one key element to this (the
building up and peak and back) instrument heavy piece -
mix
is the other.
Feter- Ty.
Didge- did he like it? Why didn't he comment lol? I'll pray if you
think
it'll help? lol
Slimmie- another Mj giant stops by - WOW - thanks! ;o)
Skean- ty & thanks for teaching me how to spell "Kudos" too .. lol
j2morrow- more lyrics to come in v3: wouldn't we all, wouldn't we all .
jiguma- Ty. It'll be the Dolby Surround 5.1 .. lol .. I fix the slight
clipping in vocal and chorus mandolin parts in v3.
Rebsie- mint sauce? Bodhran? lol
Jim- Ty. Praise indeed - I'm in awe of your technical expertise.
Karma- what? you didn't like the didge? lol ...
rayfieldstorm- *blush* ty. I'd copy this to the lid description but it
might sound just a bit pretentious?
pv- cheers! Praise be! .. I mean .. praise indeed!! - you could have lots
of fun mixing this .. loads of bits.
The Infinites-Ty. No Rangers vibe then? lol Winch Mark's bags lol ;o)
Nolan- cheers, glad you liked it.
Mason(TIM)- that's the spirit!!

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TobinMueller said 4669 days ago (September 11th, 2006)
Good "A" section...
A very cool opening section to a song. My ears really wanted something
more to develop. Really nice sound so far. Makes me think of a hari
krishna singing outside a baptist minister's home in the moonlight...
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apb said 4669 days ago (September 11th, 2006)
Thanks Tobin!
.. well that'll be the video sorted out then!!.. *rubs hands in glee*.

Having this long stretch in 'A' was in fact one of the contributing
factors to choosing this one as a song to approach Didge-ache with
for collab.

Hmm .. I wonder if Simon has time to listen .. he can reply to this, in
his own time, no rush .. ;o) lol
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J.A.Stewart said 4666 days ago (September 13th, 2006)
Love It
I'm into the chant... lol.

Great unique sound. Really love it.

--- J


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apb said 4666 days ago (September 14th, 2006)
Amen, Amen, Amen ..
let us pray ;o)

---
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Schello said 4664 days ago (September 16th, 2006)
,-)
im ur victim! =))
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apb said 4638 days ago (October 12th, 2006)
?
Così siete la figlia del priest???

---
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Enrique Gil said 4662 days ago (September 18th, 2006)
Wonderful!
very catchy song. The kind of music stays with you even after you turn
the radio off. Thank you
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apb said 4638 days ago (October 12th, 2006)
Thank you..
.. well it would .. this is streamed from Quicktime and well the radio is ..
oh .. I see ! Doh ... thanks! lol

---
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jie said 4649 days ago (October 1st, 2006)
didgeridont
This is a great song as well mate love the whole feel of it found masel jiggin about bedroom like someone from Wicker Man, Time for my medication. Great work ,Cheery
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jie said 4649 days ago (October 1st, 2006)
didgeridont
This is a great song as well mate love the whole feel of it found masel jiggin about bedroom like someone from Wicker Man, Time for my medication. Great work ,Cheery
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apb said 4648 days ago (October 2nd, 2006)
LMAO
..didgeridon't indeed .. Jason, did you hear that?

Would you been doing the Christopher Lee or the Britt Ekland??

"we didn't burn 'im" - League of Gentlemen

Winch Mark's bags!

---
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drakonis said 4640 days ago (October 10th, 2006)
great rolling music
simple smirky alluding (allewdding?) lyrics, great strong song, nice
singing, and really good job shoe-horning in the mandolin, pipes, didge,
and guitars! The didge is soft through most of the recording, but you let
it shine here and there, which worked well. Sorry, I listened to this when
it first came out and never got back to comment until today!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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apb said 4639 days ago (October 11th, 2006)
Thanks Eduard
Jason had kindly given me two tracks - they worked and were played to work together. I used both, each separate track panned equally left and right at their own separate place in the stereo field, pretty wide as I recall (no clash with other panned tracks). This created some nice oscillation effects across your head (that you can hear more with headphones) but admittedly got a bit drowned out when trying to find the didge tracks spot in the overall mix. So, I then tried to boost bits here and there to let the didge 'shine' and resonate with the bagpipes drone. Overall the didge in this lays an omni-present bass foundation.

---
"In Swedish, there is a subtle difference between being ugly or drunk"
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Komrade K said 4634 days ago (October 16th, 2006)
Wonderful combination of sounds...
and textures, very rich - I really like the idea of combining bagpipes and
didge.

KK
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apb said 4558 days ago (December 31st, 2006)
Thanks very much ..
.. I wonder if you'ld be interested in doing some fiddling
on this track: http://www.macjams.com/song/27434?

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blaky smith said 4626 days ago (October 24th, 2006)
Love it !
It's a good tune and I like this rhythm. Downloaded...
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apb said 4558 days ago (December 31st, 2006)
Merci
glad you liked it Marc - appreciate it.

---
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Boris the Bull said 4539 days ago (January 19th, 2007)
thoughts from the bull...
grr... i wrote a really lengthy comment about this piece and it somehow didn't go through after i clicked the submit button.

anyhow, i wrote how i much i really enjoyed it. i discovered your piece in the 2006 MacJams Retrospective collection and what a wonderful surprise indeed.

more fun than a family barbecue at the cemetery!

sorry my last comment got cut. ugh! really enjoyed this and happy to have it in my library! thank you!!
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apb said 4536 days ago (January 22nd, 2007)
Thanks Boris ..
.. appreciate you stopping by and enjoying my self nominated tune ... darn those browsers eh? ;o) - please tell me if you had some suggestions in amongst that lost post ..
and funny you mention cemeteries in passing.. hmm, not often you say that phrase .. anyway, the old drummer heard this
version and after he had stopped calling me "weirdy" the very next thing he mentioned was that he associated the church bell sound with 'funeral'... I never thought the combination of that sound and the 'pray for her soul' lyric would make people think she had past away .. doh. It's just meant to re-emphasise the 'church' aspect and I liked the tweeting birdies (as a sound filler that would re-appear at dead stop).. churches can have weddings, baptisms etc too - it might be the sound equivalent of "half full" or "half empty". I guess I would have said "she did things .."
if I wanted to really give that interpretation ..
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said 4400 days ago (June 7th, 2007)
Bagpipes AND didgeridoo!
This couldn't miss... what a sweet, richly textured tune. Thank you for for having a boo at my bio page - yeah, I have a soft spot for anything with bagpipes, and I followed your suggestion and popped over from Long Way Home. This is a beautiful song, and to think I would have missed it otherwise. Thanks for the heads-up!
apb said 4399 days ago (June 8th, 2007)
Thanks again Rik
glad you liked it, had a feeling you just might like the
unusual blend. I'll be checking out your songs too.
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dynoMYSTIC said 4274 days ago (October 11th, 2007)
Aiy aiy aiy
Loved this piece and the theme. It reminds me of a minister's wife I knew who didn't have a prayer! But anyways nice mix, love the bagged-pipes with the mando accents. Those two instruments really work together... have to remember that. I also was impressed by the vox tracks and lyrics... proof to me that you don't have to have a whole bunch of words to... um... have words. Really well done, APB.
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droop said 4148 days ago (February 14th, 2008)
hey apb
really a neat sound! Glad to hear it.
Like the song also.
thanks


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said 4045 days ago (May 27th, 2008)
Minister's daughter (w/Didge-ache & 'The Winch') by apb
I truly liked your compilation! Very innovative and appealing! I have such a weakness for hearing the bagpipes combined with any other instrument --especially in modern songs and sounds! Absolutely brilliant!
WildlifeAnalysis said 3882 days ago (November 6th, 2008)
Mando!
Viva la mandolin! Nice little tune ya got here. Bet it would be a lot of fun live. Cool use of the Didg!

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Estella said 3631 days ago (July 15th, 2009)
I LOVE this one.
Listening to my old favorites, and I don't think I ever told you how much this song pulls me in.
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Bob6stringer said 3414 days ago (February 16th, 2010)
Pray? OR Drink?
Simple and way cool. Love it. I think I like her soul in the Devil's grasp Everything's better in hell, including the beer. come join us!

Seriously, great droning groove and great, GREAT harmonies.
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jie said 2149 days ago (August 5th, 2013)
Ah memories
Cheers for this one Alan took me back to the seventies ,undertones,rezillos etc,great bouncing sound Groovy daddio
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