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The Minstrel Boy (with Rebsie)



 Genre: Electropop

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This is a remixed and updated version of a tune sung by Ms. Rebsie Fairholm. The vocal tracks were submitted for the first round of the Voice4Choice Challenge and is an old Irish standard, "The Minstrel Boy." The lyrics were written by Thomas Moore (1779-1852) and set to an older melody known as "The Moreen." This tune has long been in the public domain and many, many renditions of it have been recorded.

I also sampled work of Ms. Brenda Cowe from '5pm'.
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The minstrel boy to the war is gone,
In the ranks of death you'll find him;
His father's sword he hath girded on,
And his wild harp slung behind him;
"Land of Song!" cried the warrior bard,
"Tho' all the world betrays thee,
One sword, at least, thy right shall guard,
One faithful harp shall praise thee!"

The Minstrel fell! But the foeman's chain
Could not bring that proud soul under;
The harp he lov'd ne'er spoke again,
For he tore its chords asunder;
And said "No chains shall sully thee,
Thou soul of love and brav'ry!
Thy songs were made for the pure and free
They shall never sound in slavery!
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Uploaded: Oct 29, 2007 - 12:16:57 PM
Last Updated: Nov 14, 2007 - 08:57:14 PM Last Played: May 17, 2019 - 07:02:30 PM
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Rebsie said 4280 days ago (October 29th, 2007)
Oooh ...
It's great to see the Voice4Choice challenge still going ... as far as I'm aware this is the 30th arrangement to be posted from that first round. :)

It's been a wonderful experience for me to hear lots of different interpretations of my vocal ... and I really like this one. I'm especially impressed that you managed to fit a beat to it because my timing was a bit eccentric. I like the different treatments and effects you've put on my voice, and the additional vocal samples (with contrasting American accent) fit with it really well.

Thanks for taking up the challenge!
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chinaman2 said 4279 days ago (October 30th, 2007)
I'm actually still retooling it. which is actually the case with most of my work. I always seem to notice something that needs to be changed. ha ha. I'm considering changing the bass line for the chorus(?) and taking out parts of the reversed vocal parts in the middle. anyway, I'm glad that you liked it; it gives me hope that i'm going in the right direction. :)
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Char said 3323 days ago (June 12th, 2010)
job of melding Rebsie's traditional anthem with modern elements. :)
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Genre Info
Electropop (also called Technopop) is a subgenre of synth pop music which flourished during the early 1980s, although the first recordings were made in the late 1970s. Numerous bands have carried on the electropop tradition into the 1990s and 2000s.

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