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Offline banjochris

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Re: Lyric transcription requests
« Reply #15 on: July 21, 2020, 09:51:08 AM »
That's a huge undertaking, John, and I agree, a very worthwhile addition! Thank you!
Chris

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Re: Lyric transcription requests
« Reply #16 on: July 21, 2020, 11:06:39 AM »
You're welcome, Chris, and hearty thanks to you for the countless number of times you've provided a solution for  the missing or mis-heard words or phrases in the lyric transcriptions that other posters and I have been putting up in the threads here.  The accuracy of so many transcriptions is a direct result of your hearing and willingness to share what you've heard.
All best,
Johnm

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Re: Lyric transcription requests
« Reply #17 on: July 22, 2020, 11:44:17 AM »
Thanks for that John I appreciate it!
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Offline Blues Vintage

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Re: Lyric transcription requests
« Reply #18 on: July 22, 2020, 02:54:21 PM »
Thanks for your effort John. Weeniepedia is a incredible resource. Actually blows away most blues publications I know.

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Re: Lyric transcription requests
« Reply #19 on: July 23, 2020, 06:19:46 AM »
Thanks, Harry, and thanks for the transcriptions you've been doing lately.

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Re: Lyric transcription requests
« Reply #20 on: July 30, 2020, 12:17:18 PM »
Hi all,
If you're planning on posting a video with some song lyrics that you're transcribing or have questions about, a word to the wise: I found that a number of videos I posted to the Bo Carter thread from "novonine", concluded before the end of the song, added two-three minutes of silence to the end of the video, and in one instance, edited the video so that the verses were out of order from how they were actually recorded. I've checked all the videos in that thread by novonine to make sure they are they right length, at least, but I've not listened to all of them. I will replace them wherever possible, and I'd say the channel is to be avoided, if you want to be sure that the video you're linking to accurately captures the song you're transcribing. EDITED TO ADD: I was able to replace all of the novonine videos in the Bo Carter thread. 
I also would recommend avoiding videos by Ragtime Dorian Henry, almost all of which have been "re-mastered" and have phony-sounding reverb added.
all best,
Johnm 
« Last Edit: August 01, 2020, 05:45:15 PM by Johnm »

Offline alyoung

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Re: Lyric transcription requests
« Reply #21 on: August 01, 2020, 05:01:50 PM »
Many -- maybe all -- of Ragtime DH's tracks also play at altered pitch.

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Re: Lyric transcription requests
« Reply #22 on: August 01, 2020, 05:26:47 PM »
You're right, Al--I suspect that is part of what he considers "re-mastering".

Offline David Kaatz

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Re: Lyric transcription requests
« Reply #23 on: August 05, 2020, 10:47:18 AM »
Hi all,
 
I also would recommend avoiding videos by Ragtime Dorian Henry, almost all of which have been "re-mastered" and have phony-sounding reverb added.
all best,
Johnm
It's really sad, because RDH has a made a great collection of tunes available. I'll try to remember to avoid his stuff.

Dave

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Re: Lyric transcription requests
« Reply #24 on: August 05, 2020, 11:25:45 AM »
I know what you mean, Dave. I realized that if I'm going to name youtube posters to avoid, I should probably also give positive reviews to posters who do a great job. I've never had any problems with videos from the following youtube posters:
   * Traveler Into The Blue
   * randomandrare
   * Edith de Ronde
   * Stefan Wirz
   * BBYMRLCCOTN (for Old-Time)
   * sam collins

I'm sure there are some other good channels, but I've found the ones named above to be consistently good.

All best,
Johnm

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Re: Lyric transcription requests
« Reply #25 on: February 08, 2021, 09:40:07 AM »
Hello,

Can somebody transcribe and post lyrics of " Hard Times Killing Floor " as performed by Jack Owens in this video? :



I can understand first verse but later I do not  understand :

1. Hard times everywhere , where I go
Lord, hard times seem to drive to the door
Lord, hard times seem to drive to the door
Lord, hard times seem to drive me to the door

2. ?  etc.

I know that original Skip James  lyrics are ;

Hard Time Killin' Floor Blues
Skip James
Hard time here and everywhere you go
Times is harder than ever been before
And the people are driftin' from door to door
Can't find no heaven, I don't care where they go
Hear me tell you people, just before I go
These hard times will kill you just dry long so
Well, you hear me singin' my lonesome song
These hard times can last us so very long
If I ever get off this killin' floor
I'll never get down this low no more
No-no, no-no, I'll never get down this low no more
And you say you had money, you better be sure
'Cause these hard times will drive you from door to door
Sing this song and I ain't gonna sing no more
Sing this song and I ain't gonna sing no more
Hard times will drive you from door to door

Thanks!
best regards
MeBlues



Offline David Kaatz

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Re: Lyric transcription requests
« Reply #26 on: February 08, 2021, 04:43:27 PM »
Very hard to hear, Bud Spires is so loud. I've got partial stuff.

2.
Ever get up offa this [stone or old?] [prison floor?]
devil drop down that road (maybe he sings "devil drive down that road")
devil drop down baby don't you know
devil drop down don't you know
devil drop down that road

3.
Papa, lordy mama, sure is [???]
Papa, lordy mama, [??? his soul ???]
etc

4.
I ain't going [????] baby, [???] your [door?]
stay right here [??????]
tracked [him? her?] down to the buryin'
[whole unintelligible phrase]

5.
Well I love my baby gal, tell the world I do,
sometime I believe I get down [??? ????]
hmm, hmmm, hmm, hmmm
hmm, hmmm, hmm, hmmm

6.
[????]
I never see your baby girl no more
never see your baby gal no more
never see your baby gal no more
never see her no more

7.
Well hard times here everywhere I go,
hard times [?????????]
hard times baby [come?] 'round your door
hard times 'round your door
hard times baby, at your door


That's what I have time for now!
Dave

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Re: Lyric transcription requests
« Reply #27 on: February 08, 2021, 11:50:06 PM »
Thanks Dave!
I have transcribed complete guitar playing of Jack Owens in tabs  and score and will post it here  when I find the right place on Forum.
Best regards.

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Re: Lyric transcription requests-Hard Times Killing Floor
« Reply #28 on: February 09, 2021, 02:34:45 AM »
Hi,
I submit  guitar transcription as recorded by Jack Owens 1978  omitting unnecessary embelisments & notes . This should me enough for any  guitarist to  understang Jack Owens playing style .
Original Jack Owens guitar tuning is E open E minor. ( E6 , B, E,G,B,E1) .
Original tempo is approx : 88 bpm-92 bpm
Thanks  again  to Dave transcribing majority of the vocal text. However some minor  adjustments I made due to  not understanding some words. These words are  marked in red.
Best regards

 


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