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the man with the scythe
on: November 16, 2020, 10:01:04
« Last Edit: November 16, 2020, 10:04:31 by cheff daniel »
a short track from some years back.

https://soundcloud.com/cheff-daniel/the-man-with-the-scythe
The man with the scythe

I saw the man with the scythe tonight
He came right up my way
Iím not after you he said, at least not today

Iím here to take your loved ones
Your friends and neighbours too
No rescues and thereís no saviour
Just me to torture you
Its all to torture you

Spikes and needles in your vein, the taste of death
And unbearable pain

So later on he spoke to me again
He said youíre playing hard to get
So what if I just leave your friends be
And come after you instead

I started to laugh and said well thats just awesome
But who do you try to scare
I can send you all of my thoughts if you want to
Lets see then if you still dare, but I donít really care

Spikes and needles in your vein, the taste of death
And unbearable pain

For you, just for you

gr. Dan


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Re: the man with the scythe
Reply #1 on: November 16, 2020, 10:25:26
@cheff daniel ... I like how it's almost a jolly up tempo blues shuffle and yet the lyrics are dark.
A nice sound with the slight whahed guitar gives a good supporting role to the lyrics without dominating the song.

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Re: the man with the scythe
Reply #2 on: November 16, 2020, 11:14:08
thank you mr. Bouzouki


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Re: the man with the scythe
Reply #3 on: November 16, 2020, 12:00:40
I am from the generation, where every blues began with: I woke up this morning. And yes let us be grateful for that.

So a blues without the standard repetition and let it all hang out lyrics?
You can always wake me up for that.
Nice one @cheff daniel
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Reply #4 on: November 16, 2020, 14:33:06
As an aside @LePlongeur I must get my happy blues done one day. I have the lyrics for it  8)


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Re: the man with the scythe
Reply #5 on: November 16, 2020, 20:02:27
hi

I think for this particular genre
it doesn't get much better than this
Good work
I enjoyed that listen.
I wonder how long it took to get this good
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Re: the man with the scythe
Reply #6 on: November 16, 2020, 20:42:31
Hey @cheff daniel I dig this. Like how you just go straight in to it, no messing about. Smooth yet rough. Nice one.
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Re: the man with the scythe
Reply #7 on: November 16, 2020, 21:19:57
thank you so much, leplongeur, rightly and garyhynes.

to answer the question, this one came together surprisingly quick. I took a standard drum pattern from a cheap Yamaha keyboard and record a simple acoustic rithm guitar and an even more simple piano. the walking bass was obvious but took the most time I think, because I'm not really a bass player, vocals maybe two takes and the wah guitar to glue it all together also in a few takes.

gr. Dan


Re: the man with the scythe
Reply #8 on: November 16, 2020, 21:58:31
Nice slow blues shuffle @cheff daniel . I'm feeling Tom Waits on this one.
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Re: the man with the scythe
Reply #9 on: November 16, 2020, 22:37:23
Whoops! It's a haunting song, and the style is just what the lyrics need ... There is something in the air lately that is making us sing strange things, challenge the challenge, as you have done here ...
I liked the way you sing the story so quiet, carefree, like the one who doesn't care ...

Stay safe

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Re: the man with the scythe
Reply #10 on: November 16, 2020, 23:23:26
thank you Mora, you are so close to the truth.

gr. Dan


Re: the man with the scythe
Reply #11 on: November 16, 2020, 23:27:14
« Last Edit: November 16, 2020, 23:30:33 by cheff daniel »
Nice slow blues shuffle @cheff daniel . I'm feeling Tom Waits on this one.
thank you, those are big shoes


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Re: the man with the scythe
Reply #12 on: November 17, 2020, 02:38:40
@cheff daniel Nice work yet again.  Im loving the walking bassline in this.  It really gives a laid back, chill feeling to some rather dark vocals.  I do wish I could hear the vocals more though.  Your voice nearly disappears in the quieter passagest


Re: the man with the scythe
Reply #13 on: November 17, 2020, 04:57:31
Hey @cheff daniel  cool song!

You got a cool delivery and unique kind of sound. This song has interesting lyrics juxtaposed with a more "common" blues kind of feel. That works for me .... fascinating really.  :)   

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