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Author Topic: Pal Of Mine Blind Willie McTell  (Read 1954 times)

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Offline onewent

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Pal Of Mine Blind Willie McTell
« on: January 17, 2013, 08:15:34 AM »
Greetings all..I just finished a neck set on a 60s Harmony 12-string and knocked of this approximation of BWMs Pal O Mine while doing the sound clip for the guitar.
I love listening to and playing this song, and did some research on it.  Not sure of the accuracy but it appears it was a WWI era pop song, but totally different from McTell's versions.  I couldn't find any transition songs from the original to McTell's, but I guess that's just more evidence of McTell's musical genius.
Hope you like it, Tom

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Re: Pal Of Mine Blind Willie McTell
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2013, 08:28:48 AM »
What a pretty tune that is!  Really a nice job, and nice singing, too, Tom.  Your time and touch really does justice to McTell's sound.
All best,
Johnm

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Re: Pal Of Mine Blind Willie McTell
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2013, 09:13:54 AM »
Absolutely beautiful!

Cheers

Pan

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Re: Pal Of Mine Blind Willie McTell
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2013, 09:29:59 AM »
Wow, that's a very good job Onewent, thought it was the man himself for a few seconds. I love this song!
Stand By If You Wanna Hear It Again . . .

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Re: Pal Of Mine Blind Willie McTell
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2013, 10:28:09 AM »
Fantastic Onewent, how smoothly the guitar and the singing combines. Sounds like you've played this one for years.
 Yogi

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Re: Pal Of Mine Blind Willie McTell
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2013, 12:16:17 PM »
That was nice!

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Re: Pal Of Mine Blind Willie McTell
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2013, 06:33:14 PM »
great version of a great tune

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Re: Pal Of Mine Blind Willie McTell
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2013, 07:16:41 PM »
Very sweet version!

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Re: Pal Of Mine Blind Willie McTell
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2013, 08:15:52 PM »
nice!

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Re: Pal Of Mine Blind Willie McTell
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2013, 08:16:49 PM »
Sounds real good, Tom. Has that real McTell tone.

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Re: Pal Of Mine Blind Willie McTell
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2013, 12:26:17 AM »
I dig it!  :)

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Re: Pal Of Mine Blind Willie McTell
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2013, 04:27:38 PM »
By the way, I have the sheet music for the original song; I'll try to dig it out and scan it this weekend.

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Re: Pal Of Mine Blind Willie McTell
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2013, 04:30:39 PM »
@banjochris:  cool, I'll look forward to it!

Thanks, dj, for the National Jukebox link (in the 'pop music' post)  I checked it out and there is a '22 version of this tune sung by Charles Harrison called 'Call Me Back Pal O Mine'

And thanks all for the kind words, Tom

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Re: Pal Of Mine Blind Willie McTell
« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2013, 05:53:00 AM »
Well played Sir.
It is a terrific number for uke as well.
Any sign of the original sheet music yet?

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Re: Pal Of Mine Blind Willie McTell
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2013, 08:10:53 AM »
Enjoyed this a lot!

 


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