Monthly Archives: October 2016

15: Is Conflict Totally UNnecessary?

My “Words of Wisdom”(W.O.W.) for today from Ram Dass’s site, are by the late Wayne Dyer…..

“Conflict cannot survive without your participation”    ~Wayne Dyer~

(http://rdappwow.blogspot.com/2016/10/october-19-2016.html)

This put me in mind of the song sung many years ago by Kenny Rogers…..

So… I put together an instrumental version of the tune, and below it, are the lyrics……

Tap/click ▶️ On this ‘player’ 👇 to listen ‘direct’. (Best repro. is via headset or hi-fi speakers)

DROPBOX LINK:-  👇

https://www.dropbox.com/s/nq4jxmirozcltsn/Coward_Of_The_County%283guits%29.m4a?dl=0

Lyrics:-

                   Coward of the County

Everyone considered him the coward of the county…  He’d never stood one single time to prove the county wrong.
    His mama named him Tommy, but folks just called him yellow.
     Something always told me they were reading Tommy wrong.


He was only ten years old when his father died in prison.  I looked after Tommy, ’cause he was my brother’s son.
  I still recall the final words my brother said to Tommy… “Son, my life is over, but yours has just begun”.
…

“Promise me, son, not to do the things I’ve done..
  Walk away from trouble if you can.
   It won’t mean you’re weak if you turn the other cheek..
   I hope you’re old enough to understand;
   Son, you don’t have to fight to be a man”.


There’s someone for everyone, and Tommy’s love was Becky..   
In her arms, he didn’t have to prove he was a man.
  One day while he was working, the Gatlin boys came calling..
They took turns at Becky, ‘n’ there was three of them.


Tommy opened up the door, and saw his Becky crying..
  The torn dress, the shattered look was more than he could stand..
    He reached above the fireplace, and took down his daddy’s picture..
   As the tears fell on his daddy’s face, he heard these words again….


“Promise me, son, not to do the things I’ve done
…  Walk away from trouble if you can.
Now, it won’t mean you’re weak if you turn the other cheek;
  I hope you’re old enough to understand…   
Son, you don’t have to fight to be a man”.


The Gatlin boys just laughed at him when he walked in the bar-room..
   One of them got up and met him halfway ‘cross the floor.
When Tommy turned around they said, “Hey look, old yeller’s leaving”,
   But you could’ve heard a pin drop when Tommy stopped and locked the door.


Twenty years of crawling was bottled up inside him..
He wasn’t holding nothin’ back, he let ’em have it all.
   When Tommy left the bar-room, not a Gatlin boy was standing..
  He said, “This one’s for Becky”, as he watched the last one fall.


“I promised you, Dad, not to do the things you’ve done..
    I walk away from trouble when I can.
   Now please don’t think I’m weak, I didn’t turn the other cheek,
    And papa, I sure hope you understand..
Sometimes you gotta fight when you’re a man”


Everyone considered him the coward of the county…..


                      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

And this, in turn, prompted the question posed in the title of this article.

What do YOU think?

~agr~

14: ECCENTRICITY! A Syncopated Waltz. 

This Waltz is not only easy to listen to… it’s a happy, syncopated, rag/swing tune which is so easy to dance to as well.

I used:-

…and……

Here’s the link… I hope that you listen and dance! 👯 👫 👬 👭💃 😄👍

Original instruments.. especially bass are reproduced best via headset or hi-fi speakers.. Tap/click ▶️ On ‘player’ below👇

DROPBOX LINK:-   👇

https://www.dropbox.com/s/as65mhlonb2r6m6/eccentricity%28syncopated%20waltz%29.m4a?dl=0

~agr~

13: DUELLING BANJOS!

Here’s one of the best known Bluegrass tunes, mainly because of its featuring in the film; ‘Deliverance’.

I used:-


Don’t forget to listen via bigger speakers or headset to hear all the instruments… especially the bass…

Tap/click ▶️ on ‘player’… 👇

DROPBOX LINK:-  👇

https://www.dropbox.com/s/lr7yrxlwe3ydvhb/Duelling_Banjos%28ban%3Bguit%3Bbass%29.m4a?dl=0

Hope you liked it.

~agr~

12: Two Bluegrass Railroad Numbers…

1) Wabash Cannonball. 

2) Orange Blossom Special. 

All the instruments were involved in these!!…

Best reproduction is via headset or hi-fi speakers….

Tap/click ▶️ on ‘players’  to listen direct 👇

1

2

DROPBOX LINKS:-  

1)  https://www.dropbox.com/s/2co84xd7indos2s/Cannonball-4.m4a?dl=0

2)  https://www.dropbox.com/s/72cilsctzowzuu4/Orange_Blossom_Special.m4a?dl=0

I hope you enjoyed them. 

~agr~

11: (I’ll be There)Before the Next Teardrop Falls

Here’s a gentle, poignant ballad for a change:-

I used all the instruments except the banjo, plus the 8-track mixer. 

Before The Next Teardrop Falls

Lyrics……

“If he brings you happiness, Then I wish you both the best.  It’s your happiness that matters most of all. But if he ever breaks your heart,  If the teardrops ever start, I’ll be there before the next teardrop falls. 

Si te quire de verdad,  Y te da felicidad .  Te deseo lo mas bueno pa’ los dos,  Pero si te hace llorar,  A mi me puedes hablar,  Y estare contigo cuando triste estas. 

I’ll be there anytime.. you need me by your side, To drive away every teardrop that you cried. And if he ever leaves you blue, Just remember, I love you;  And I’ll be there before the next teardrop falls. 

And I’ll be there before the next teardrop falls. “

Songwriters: Ben Peters / Vivian Keith

Best reproduction is via headset or hi-fi speakers….

Tap/click ▶️ on ‘player’ to listen direct👇

The DROPBOX link to my instrumental rendition……..

https://www.dropbox.com/s/etlukxebcjkfwi8/Before%20the%20Next%20Teardrop%20Falls-1.m4a?dl=0


~agr~