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Title: New Song, Old Song a song who's time has gone and come...again.
Post by: Mr.OMuck on December 30, 2008, 10:30:55 AM
You'll Get Pie in the Sky When you Die
http://soundclick.com/share?songid=7193023 (http://soundclick.com/share?songid=7193023)

The wobbly anthem composed by Joe Hill to the tune of Sweet bye & bye. A song who's time has come again. I haven't been able to get this tune out of my head since the advent of the current financial crisis. My parents and their friends used to sing it. Elizabeth Cotton, Gary Davis, Big Bill and Joseph Spence inform the playing.
Unfortunately I'm down with an all winter sinus infection so my vocals are not exactly up to snuff, though they are up to sniff?
Title: Re: New Song, Old Song a song who's time has gone and come...again.
Post by: daddystovepipe on December 30, 2008, 11:15:03 AM
Wonderful!!
Title: Re: New Song, Old Song a song who's time has gone and come...again.
Post by: GhostRider on December 30, 2008, 12:03:38 PM
Mr. O'Muck:

Very nice, had my foot tappin' all the while.

The Gary Davis influence is, of course, very strong in your playing.

The only comment I would offer (and I hesitate to do so to such an accomplished player) is that I often wished for a bit of a lighter touch, especially on the bass side.

Well, this is the first of your tunes I've had the pleasure to listen to. I've got some listening to do!

Thanks,
Alex
Title: Re: New Song, Old Song a song who's time has gone and come...again.
Post by: Mr.OMuck on December 30, 2008, 12:27:55 PM
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is that I often wished for a bit of a lighter touch, especially on the bass side.
For reasons seemingly beyond my control my "lighter touch" disappears the minute I get in front of a mic.
I also had to EQ this cut a bit to make the frog croak voice audible.
But thanks for the good words.
Title: Re: New Song, Old Song a song who's time has gone and come...again.
Post by: Mr.OMuck on December 30, 2008, 12:28:57 PM
Thank you Mr. Stovepipe.
Title: Re: New Song, Old Song a song who's time has gone and come...again.
Post by: uncle bud on December 30, 2008, 12:39:09 PM
Great, as always, O'Muck. Great playing, great song, great thumbs and fingers. Singing is a pleasure as well. You sound like his Bobness (and I mean that in the best of ways).
Title: Re: New Song, Old Song a song who's time has gone and come...again.
Post by: Stuart on December 30, 2008, 03:08:25 PM
Just great, Mr. O. It's for all of us, who, when we hear someone say, "Time to get back to basics!" think to ourselves, "WTF??--I never left basics..."
Title: Re: New Song, Old Song a song who's time has gone and come...again.
Post by: Mr.OMuck on December 30, 2008, 03:10:54 PM
I thank thee oh Voice of Almiqui
Title: Re: New Song, Old Song a song who's time has gone and come...again.
Post by: Mr.OMuck on December 30, 2008, 03:40:18 PM
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You sound like his Bobness (and I mean that in the best of ways).
Thanks Uncle Bud. I take that as high praise indeed. I think he's one of the great singers. Now if he could only write decent lyrics. ;)
Title: Re: New Song, Old Song a song who's time has gone and come...again.
Post by: Bunker Hill on December 31, 2008, 01:11:28 AM
Excellent. Do you take requests? How about another IWW anthem "Hallelujah On The Bum" which my parents owned on a Victor 78 sung by Harry McClintock! It was a favourite in our house - my younger brother and I thought it was "naughty" because of the bum word, therefore asked it to be played ad nauseam.
Title: Re: New Song, Old Song a song who's time has gone and come...again.
Post by: Mr.OMuck on December 31, 2008, 07:15:01 AM
Maybe that guitar I bought from U. Utah Phillips in '72 had a wobbly spell on it, and now that he's dead! He who posses it is compelled to play the  IWW song book through out eternity! I certainly know the song, though I always thought it was Hallelujah I'M a bum. I'll look up the words and see what I can do. But I'll be visualizing my favorite 'Bumms" while playing it in your honor BH.
Title: Re: New Song, Old Song a song who's time has gone and come...again.
Post by: Cambio on December 31, 2008, 08:05:11 AM
Fantastic!  You did a great job of pulling off a wobbly tune and not sounding "folky".  It reminded me of Michael Hurley.  Keep it coming.
Happy New Year,
Todd
Title: Re: New Song, Old Song a song who's time has gone and come...again.
Post by: Mr.OMuck on December 31, 2008, 08:46:17 AM
Thank you sir. I am a longtime Snockman fan and we have hoisted a few together over the years. I even managed to drop Michael's guitar on the stage of Gerdes' Folk City one enchanted inebriated evening. I think a bunch of us were up there palying as often happened back in the day. It didn't break though. Nice ol' Gibson non cutaway electric. Ever hear his first record on Folkways? Good!

Now Mr. Bunker Hill, untill I've got an arrangement down for Hallelujah I'm a Bum, I thought you might like this:
http://ia300128.us.archive.org/1/items/Bum/HallejujahImaBum.mp3 (http://ia300128.us.archive.org/1/items/Bum/HallejujahImaBum.mp3)
Title: Re: New Song, Old Song a song who's time has gone and come...again.
Post by: Bunker Hill on December 31, 2008, 11:41:28 AM
Now Mr. Bunker Hill, untill I've got an arrangement down for Hallelujah I'm a Bum, I thought you might like this:
http://ia300128.us.archive.org/1/items/Bum/HallejujahImaBum.mp3 (http://ia300128.us.archive.org/1/items/Bum/HallejujahImaBum.mp3)
Lordy does that, or does that not, bring back childhood memories? I've put that straight into iTunes. Thanks
Title: Re: New Song, Old Song a song who's time has gone and come...again.
Post by: eagle rockin daddy on January 01, 2009, 10:04:20 AM
M. O'M

Just wonderful, great arrangement. it is a great song, but isn't the title 'the preacher and the slave'?  I remember Utah singing this as well, and of course he did a great version of "Hallelujah I'm a Bum" 

It saddens me greatly that so little has changed in the last 100 years.

The old song that sticks in my mind is 'the strangest dream' by Ed McCurdy, but I play it with a flatpick.

oh, love the singing.  I like the rough way you play guitar very much.

Mike
Title: Re: New Song, Old Song a song who's time has gone and come...again.
Post by: Johnm on January 01, 2009, 10:35:20 AM
Really a nice job, O'Muck.  Your vocal delivery avoids the backwards righteousness songs of "the struggle" sometimes have inflicted upon them.  Just a throroughly enjoyable rendition all the way around.
All best,
Johnm
Title: Re: New Song, Old Song a song who's time has gone and come...again.
Post by: Slack on January 01, 2009, 10:51:49 AM
I'll chime in too -- just terrific, my favorite vocal of yours by far, subtleties throughout.  So much so, I wish the vocal were more up front.
Title: Re: New Song, Old Song a song who's time has gone and come...again.
Post by: Mr.OMuck on January 01, 2009, 12:29:02 PM
Thanks Mike. I also am a sucker for "Strangest Dream'  as well as a bunch of other "message" songs of the kind I grew up listening to. And thanks you too JohnM. Your seal of approval is always much valued. But Slack, you've got me really confused! Here I've been battling this freakin' sinus infection for a month and now you tell me its actually improving my singing! Holy Shit! What do I do now? Continue trying to get over it, or let it kill me because my singing will be better along the way to the grave? ;) Anyway I'll take compliments anyway I can get them so thanks, I'm glad you dug it. Much appreciated all. And a Happy New Year to everyone!
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