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Not A Sparrow Falls


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Calchas

 Genre: Folk-Rock

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He's b-a-a-a-a-a-a-ck...

Hello all. During my recent three-month-long downtime (recovering from a very successful double laser eye surgery) I came up with several ideas for songs whilst tooling around on the guitar.

After a number of delays and setbacks, I finally got one of them recorded.

The acoustic guitar is tuned to DGDGGD, is was/is really quite fun to play! :-)

Hope you enjoy it.

Be well all!
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Lyrics

NOT A SPARROW FALLS

I
Not one sparrow falls
nor so much as a hair;
without Your providence,
Your presence and Your care.

This ol' free will's a blessing,
but oftentimes a curse.
Yet without the gift of freedom
things be a whole lot worse.

We all can make the Light
the object of our search,
or choose pleasure
and pursue the rich man's purse.

Bridge:
“Turn around!”
What's that sound?
“It's the Voice of the One Who loves you...”

What's that You say?
“Do it today!
Now's the time, there is no other...”

Hey!

II
Forgive, if I in sin-sick haze
neglect sufficient thanks;
for my protection here
in Your ever swelling ranks.

As cultural darkness deepens
and night tightens up its noose;
give courage not to yield!
Naw, no question of a truce.

And at the lightning's flash
and the final trumpet's sound;
at that great gathering
of all-the-lost who have been found;
I'll rejoice I took my stand
with Heaven's Hound!
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Plays: 42
Downloads: 9
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Uploaded: Nov 12, 2018 - 10:32:55 AM
Last Updated: Nov 12, 2018 - 10:32:55 AM Last Played: Dec 15, 2018 - 10:24:08 AM
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Comments
Narad said 33 days ago (November 12th, 2018)
Not A Sparrow Falls
Glad to see you back with such a fine and ornithologic song wrapped in a new ethnic livery. :)
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Calchas said 32 days ago (November 13th, 2018)
Thanks
for the encouraging words Harald.

Be well friend!
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awigze said 33 days ago (November 12th, 2018)
Classic Calchas
Your rumble tumble vocals always a hit with me.... and I get this one. Dig the change at the bridge.
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Calchas said 32 days ago (November 13th, 2018)
"rumble tumble"
Hey! Now I know just what to call them! Ha ha...

Glad you "get" this one. Figured you would bro!

Be well friend!
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Dadai.2 said 33 days ago (November 12th, 2018)
This!
... !
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Calchas said 32 days ago (November 13th, 2018)
... ?
Very terse Jack!

Be well friend!
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Dadai.2 said 31 days ago (November 14th, 2018)
In this case...
brevity is not the soul of wit!

"This!",
i.e. Money!... Great stuff!... A must listen!...

Listen to what?

This!
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Calchas said 30 days ago (November 15th, 2018)
Ha ha...
Thanks for the clarification bro!
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RichardSchletty said 24 days ago (November 21st, 2018)
Sings...
and plays well, he does, this Calchas. Great track with excellent message.
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KCsGROOVE said 32 days ago (November 13th, 2018)
sparrow
Good to see you back Micheal
I like your guitarplaying here and how you recorded them
cool vocals too!
good one!
KC
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Calchas said 32 days ago (November 13th, 2018)
Thank you KC!
Glad to be back. Still hoping against hope for an MJ revival someday. Poor fool I...

Be well friend!
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DWL said 32 days ago (November 13th, 2018)
Nice intro
You've got a middle eastern vibe going at the beginning and it develops really well.

A real pity that MJ has so few listeners these days :(

Cheers

Dick
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Calchas said 30 days ago (November 15th, 2018)
Middle Eastern?
Dang...I was going for Appalachian! But perhaps they're not so far apart after all... Let's agree to call it "Middle Appalachian." (Heh-heh)

Thanks for lending an ear my friend!

Be well!


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eanbardsley said 32 days ago (November 13th, 2018)
Marvelous!
Beautiful, lively, vibrant. Really enjoyed, thanks!
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Calchas said 30 days ago (November 15th, 2018)
Thanks Ean
Good to see you still around the site!

Be well friend!
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SmokeyVW said 32 days ago (November 13th, 2018)
yes, this
well crikey, this is great guitar playing here

reminds me of Hypatia somehow

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SmokeyVW said 32 days ago (November 13th, 2018)
what
what happened to Hypatia?

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Calchas said 30 days ago (November 15th, 2018)
Thank you sir...
I appreciate THE THUMBS UP!
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Calchas said 30 days ago (November 15th, 2018)
RE Hypatia
Taken down for re-tooling, like nearly everything else...
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Vic Holman said 31 days ago (November 14th, 2018)
GREAT!
the time off has served you well Mike.
this sounds way better then what I had heard before. everything sits very well here and is nicely balanced. certainly is a killer track!
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Calchas said 30 days ago (November 15th, 2018)
Hi Vic!
Thanks for giving the early mix a listen and critique. I appreciate you lending your gifted ear to my efforts.

Glad you enjoyed the final project!

Be well!
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Skean said 31 days ago (November 14th, 2018)
I'm back
Nice one Mike, love your guitar work and vocals is great as well, thanks for the download.

Take care,
Kenta
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Calchas said 30 days ago (November 15th, 2018)
Kenta!
Thanks for listening and commenting my friend!

Be well!
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grah3am said 31 days ago (November 14th, 2018)
I wanted to comment earlier
But my iPad doesn't like Flash, so I could see but not hear the song. Lovely guitar work here. It reminds me of Martin Simpson. And Jethro Tull.
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Calchas said 30 days ago (November 15th, 2018)
Thanks Graham!
I've only heard a very little Martin Simpson, whereas Tull was my top band for decades. Guess there's no escaping being influenced! :-)

Be well friend!
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MikeRobinson said 30 days ago (November 15th, 2018)
Fantastic blues-guitar work
This song starts with a beautifully clean recording of a solo blues guitar and it just gets better and better from there.   The lyrics, also, are a lot more complicated and inventive than Christian songs of this kind frequently are – “turn around, it’s the voice of One who loves you.”   Terrific.
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Calchas said 30 days ago (November 15th, 2018)
My namesake (as it were...)
Good to hear from you Mike. I don't do a lot of Gospel. There are "Christian cheerleading" songs a-plenty already. If I do Gospel I want to approach it from a somewhat different angle.

So glad you enjoyed the track in general and the solo guitar work in particular.

Take care friend!
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Daugrin said 30 days ago (November 15th, 2018)
Great to hear you
Good to hear you are back. Thank you for posting at MJ.
The artist is not diminished, but continues to grow! Bravo!
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Calchas said 30 days ago (November 15th, 2018)
Hey Daug!
The artist may not be diminished, but I'm afraid the man IS somewhat these days. But that's part of life. Glad to be still sucking wind and posting!

Thanks for your support friend!
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crissew said 28 days ago (November 17th, 2018)
Wow.
The guitar sound is simple sublime. Up there with any modern recording. Great vibe. Vocals were ok but let the song down IMO. Sorry, I know that macjams is about being positive but your music was good enough that i wanted to be honest

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Calchas said 26 days ago (November 19th, 2018)
Re my vox...
It is what it is bro...Some tunes are easier to sing than others. Even the pros aren't always at the top of their game on every single tune.

Thanks for being candid.

Take care!
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VicDiesel said 27 days ago (November 18th, 2018)
Sparrow
You sound great. I love the composition too.
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Calchas said 26 days ago (November 19th, 2018)
Thank you Vic!
I appreciate the thumbs up!

Be well!
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Philip18 said 23 days ago (November 22nd, 2018)
Not A Sparrow Falls
Nice expressive guitar to start this off. Good lead line. Emotive vocal. Good arrangement. I hope the surgery works out well!
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egobandit said 1 day ago (December 14th, 2018)
tuned just right
Has a very celtic vibe to me, like when the bass and guitar join in, cool bridge Heavens hound would make a cool band name :) awesome all around
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Name: Micheal Wark/WINDSOCK
Location: Salem Oregon USA
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Folk-rock is a musical genre, combining elements of folk music and rock music. In the original and narrowest sense, the term referred to a genre that arose in the United States and Canada around the mid-1960s. The sound was epitomized by tight vocal

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