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Posted by Boog, written by Don McLean


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Size: 2,893kb, uploaded 7/5/2010 9:58:42 PM
Genre: Folk / Playing Style: Other

My arrangement of the Don McLean classic. Enjoy! :)

12 comments on “Vincent”

manomusic Says:
Tuesday, July 6, 2010 @12:48:42 AM

Very nice Boog

PolBanjo Says:
Wednesday, July 7, 2010 @2:15:42 AM

Great arrangement, Boog :)

cosmicbanjo Says:
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @2:27:21 PM

You have a tab for that Boog? I like it a lot!

dgill Says:
Wednesday, July 28, 2010 @3:43:16 PM

Very nice arrangement and you played it very well. Nice job.

joemac Says:
Thursday, July 29, 2010 @3:48:45 AM


Boog Says:
Thursday, July 29, 2010 @8:05:26 AM

Thanks for all the kind comments folks. This was done by ear; I don't have a tab for it.

patmcguire Says:
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @11:56:46 AM

Very nice touch, Boog. Just right.

Boog Says:
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @10:36:29 PM

Thanks very much Pat :)

Greg Connor Says:
Saturday, November 13, 2010 @2:51:30 PM

This might be one of my top three all time favorite songs.

You really did it justice Boog!

Raf Morgan Says:
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 @9:56:31 AM

Man!!! AMAZING song! Really inspiring! Thanks for sharing with us!

Tuneager Says:
Friday, February 11, 2011 @2:11:41 AM

This has always been a favorite tune of mine with some beautiful lyrics too.
Thanks for covering this one!
This was also one of my last girlfriend's favorite tunes because she related to the lyrics and melody of this tune as well.
Unfortunately this March 25th will be 3 years since she died at age 50.
Sure took me back with this one, great tune and a challenging one too.
Hope you don't mind but I posted the lyrics below:

Vincent (Don Mclean):

Starry starry night, paint your palette blue and grey
Look out on a summer's day with eyes that know the darkness in my soul
Shadows on the hills, sketch the trees and the daffodils
Catch the breeze and the winter chills, in colors on the snowy linen land

Now I understand what you tried to say to me
How you suffered for you sanity How you tried to set them free
They would not listen they did not know how, perhaps they'll listen now

Starry starry night, flaming flowers that brightly blaze
Swirling clouds in violet haze reflect in Vincent's eyes of china blue
Colors changing hue, morning fields of amber grain
Weathered faces lined in pain are soothed beneath the artist's loving hand

For they could not love you, but still your love was true
And when no hope was left in sight, on that starry starry night
You took your life as lovers often do,
But I could have told you, Vincent,
This world was never meant for one as beautiful as you

Starry, starry night, portraits hung in empty halls
Frameless heads on nameless walls with eyes that watch the world and can't forget.
Like the stranger that you've met, the ragged man in ragged clothes
The silver thorn of bloody rose, lie crushed and broken on the virgin snow

Now I think I know what you tried to say to me
How you suffered for your sanity How you tried to set them free
They would not listen they're not listening still
Perhaps they never will.

Boog Says:
Friday, February 11, 2011 @7:55:34 AM

Thanks very much Raf. :)

Hi Tuneager. I think Vincent is one of those truly great ballads. I'm very happy you found it uplifting. Feel free to post the words any time my friend :)

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