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rickhayes - Posted - 12/13/2014:  13:55:50


I was thinking of composing a tune for the season and came up with a melody this week.  Decided to go all the way and write some lyrics, which I've never done.  I made a clawhammer video which is a shorter version of the MP3  that has guitar and vocal tracks and is fingerpicked.  Perry Como wasn't available for the vocals so yule (pun intended) have to endure my singing.  Even after 13 years in the grave Perry's voice has to sound better than mine ever will.  I'm including a page with the lyrics because with my singing you won't be hearing them clearly in the MP3.   Anyway, hope you enjoy and have a good holiday season, whatever you may be celebrating.




Carol of a Human Birth


Carol of a Human Birth - Original


VIDEO: Carol of a Human Birth - Original
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banjohack - Posted - 12/13/2014:  14:46:32


Very nice Rick. The clawhammer video reminded me of a mountain dulcimer.

Lew H - Posted - 12/13/2014:  14:51:02


I like it.  Nice banjo, nice harmonies! Keep it up!



Addition:  I listened to the MP3 before commenting.  The OT banjo version on the video is wonderful.  Fabulous chords in that, and the final chord floors me!



Edited by - Lew H on 12/13/2014 14:55:18

ramjo - Posted - 12/13/2014:  14:51:44


Loved it. Great new 1.song added to the season


rickhayes - Posted - 12/13/2014:  14:53:40


Thanks Jeff.  I've had a lot of comments about the sound of that banjo, form dulcimer to sitar.  I guess it's prettty droney (sp?).  I'm hoping it sounds like a banjo.smiley



Appreciate the comments Lew and Robert.



Edited by - rickhayes on 12/13/2014 14:54:38

Jack Baker - Posted - 12/13/2014:  14:56:26


Rick,


Just heard your beautiful song.  Just so excellent...what a nice Holiday gift...Jack


Originally posted by rickhayes



I was thinking of composing a tune for the season and came up with a melody this week.  Decided to go all the way and write some lyrics, which I've never done.  I made a clawhammer video which is a shorter version of the MP3  that has guitar and vocal tracks and is fingerpicked.  Perry Como wasn't available for the vocals so yule (pun intended) have to endure my singing.  Even after 13 years in the grave Perry's voice has to sound better than mine ever will.  I'm including a page with the lyrics because with my singing you won't be hearing them clearly in the MP3.   Anyway, hope you enjoy and have a good holiday season, whatever you may be celebrating.






 


rickhayes - Posted - 12/13/2014:  16:26:34


Thanks so much Jack, glad you enjoyed it.


banjoike - Posted - 12/13/2014:  20:09:24


Very nice Rick. You have a nice sound in the clip. Enjoyed it a lot!!

rickhayes - Posted - 12/13/2014:  20:32:58


Appreciate that Ike; thanks for giving a listen.


Laurence Diehl - Posted - 12/13/2014:  21:41:07


Very nice Rick, that tune had a lot of soul. Or perhaps soul is overused - it had a lot of gravity, I liked it.


kevinjudd - Posted - 12/13/2014:  22:12:38


Thanks.  Nice song, great lyrics.


tokarev_99 - Posted - 12/14/2014:  00:49:03


congrats Rick...



it sounds really sweet and pleasant...



even if I'm  not a CH fan I like your song...

 


rickhayes - Posted - 12/14/2014:  05:31:40


Soul or gravity, in some sense we need both, I guess. Thanks Laurence.  Kevin and Pietro, thanks for listening and for your nice comments.


Paul Roberts - Posted - 12/14/2014:  05:58:37


Heartfelt melody and words. I liked both the picking and clawhammer version. The picking was really sweet and reminded me of the music from some of the innovative guitarists I've heard from your island. 


rickhayes - Posted - 12/14/2014:  09:24:20


Thanks a lot Paul.  I kind of like the picked version a bit more too; I think the picking just fits into the whole thing with the guitar and vocals better than the clawed version would.


JanetB - Posted - 12/14/2014:  13:36:13


Right from the heart, Rick.  Original and touching.  In your video I could hear you playing the words.




rickhayes - Posted - 12/14/2014:  18:03:25


Thanks Janet for the comments and apropos picture. 


japfelthaler - Posted - 12/16/2014:  17:25:01


Beautiful tune and lyrics Rick!  Very peaceful.


rickhayes - Posted - 12/16/2014:  18:46:56


Thanks John, glad you found it to your liking. Best of the season to you. 


Patrick P. - Posted - 12/17/2014:  06:40:38


Very nice, thanks for the lyrics, that helps me and Joyeux Noël à toi aussismiley


rickhayes - Posted - 12/17/2014:  07:36:01


Thanks Patrick, and you're welcome.


scox1957 - Posted - 12/19/2014:  05:58:27


Rick,



Well done, music AND lyrics. Merry Christmas!


Banjophobic - Posted - 12/19/2014:  07:01:16


yes 



Beautiful song Rick and one that carries the true spirit of Christmas I think. Thanks for sharing it. 



 


rickhayes - Posted - 12/19/2014:  08:38:35


Thanks Steve and John, glad you found it worth a listen.


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