• Shake That Thing (WIP - Delta Blues Idea)
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Shake That Thing (WIP - Delta Blues Idea)
on: January 19, 2020, 14:18:47
« Last Edit: January 19, 2020, 16:32:19 by MrBouzouki »
Well perhaps I see a hint of musical snowdrops out of the cold earth ? ... LOL

I was retuning my guitar and inadvertently put it into open D. I'm not a slide player but I was noodling about and this partial lyrical idea popped out just now. It might be worth pursuing as I can hear a jug and broomstick bass in my head now in addition to slide guitar ... lol


Shake That Thing

Working in the fields
Trying to earn my share
When you come a walkin'
Well I have to stare

With your hat pulled back
I just have to sing
Ohhhh Lord forgive me
When you shake that thing

(C)
Shake That Thing
Shay-ake that Thing
Ohhhh Lord forgive me
When you shake that Thing

I've got-my money crop planted
So I've time to spare
So I walk down to the river
Fore to see you there

Oh I'm  counting down the hours
Till the ti-ime bell ring
Ohhhh Lord forgive me
When you shake that thing

(C)
Shake That Thing
Shay-ake that Thing
Ohhhh Lord forgive me
When you shake that Thing

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Re: Shake That Thing (WIP - Delta Blues Idea)
Reply #1 on: February 28, 2020, 08:14:37
Hi
This reminds me of uptempo blues song. I could hear and feel the mood of the song in my head. Great job.


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Re: Shake That Thing (WIP - Delta Blues Idea)
Reply #2 on: February 29, 2020, 13:36:58
Thank you @Redlady for the gently bumping this one.
At the time @MrBouzouki  posted this I was traveling, so I'm afraid I missed it.

As you may remember MrB, my electric guitars are always in open D, so it's really easy for me to see where it might be going.  At this moment I have another approach under construction, but if no other adventurous Kitchener pops up I would like to give it a try. If it is a collab you are looking for....

If it's not and you want to do the musical part too, I hope you will. I think the words have all the bluesy qualities. It doesn't have to be a blues if you ask me. I'm patient enough to wait and see where this will take you. Or maybe you'll take it.
Kind regards, Gus


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Re: Shake That Thing (WIP - Delta Blues Idea)
Reply #3 on: March 03, 2020, 09:14:21
Thanks @Redlady and Gus @LePlongeur for bumping this one. I'd almost completely forgot about it.
Re-reading the lyrics it's not quite finished yet. The story arc isn't quite complete.

I definitely thought blues and a delta blues stripped down affair at that.  Basic acoustic with a rough raw edge and as I said before, washtub bass and simple percussion. Maybe some harmonica.

I've been a tad busy of late and just recently a bit 'under-the-weather' so I'm not as active musically as I'd like to be.


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Re: Shake That Thing (WIP - Delta Blues Idea)
Reply #4 on: March 03, 2020, 09:30:21
I know all there is to know about the crying game. Ehmmmmm.... the lack of time, @MrBouzouki .
So my idea? If you have lack of time, I would stop being busy with the same thing more than once.

The guy who wrote 'Wild thing', also wrote God fuck the perfect people. This is certainly not my wish for you, of course not. But why do you want to be perfect? Perfect is very very boring.
Being you is good enough.
Goes for @Redlady too.
I like this a lot and I will not lose/loose (I'll never understand) it again.
Kind regards, Gus


Re: Shake That Thing (WIP - Delta Blues Idea)
Reply #5 on: March 08, 2020, 06:00:09
The lyrics definately evoke the style. I play some slide and drop D works well.

Itís a bit baudy... makes me blush 😝



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