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Yule


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jgurner

 Genre: Holiday

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This is a redo of a song I did about this time last year. It's kind of my idea of a mid-winter celebration. A roaring fire, food, drink, dancing, festivities, and the inevitable fertility activities that usually follow a long night of food, drink and dance. :)

While I sang all the parts (over and over and aover and over...), I am perfectly willing to throw this open to anyone else who might want to contribute to it vocally, instrumentally or otherwise. Just e-mail me or let me know in the comments and I'll get in touch with you. (Or if you've got an idea for an interesting alternative, by all means feel free. Just let me know.)
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Lyrics
Away into the snowy woods the men and boys have gone
to find the forest bounty and return to hearth and home
When they return we’ll light the fires and sing the songs of old
we’ll feast until the light of day and tell the tales of yore

Pretty Polly dance with me until the light of day
Then lay your weary head to rest upon a bed of hay
I promise you when springtime comes I’ll spin this hay to gold
But now it’s time to dance and sing as this cold night grows old

The old man fades as the fires grow dim, the new year’s yet to come
Winter’s chill falls across the land touching every hill and farm
Tomorrow brings a new day’s toils on freshly fallen snow
But for tonight we laugh and sing to chase away the woe

Pretty Mary dance with me until the light of day
Then lay your weary head to rest upon a bed of hay
I promise you when springtime comes I’ll spin this hay to gold
But now it’s time to dance and sing as this cold night grows old

The fire burns bright, the children sing, the ale begins to flow
We laugh and sing all warm inside while out the cold wind blows
Come old winter rest your feet by the craklin’ fire
As long as there is food and drink, the pretty girls don’t tire

Pretty Bonnie dance with me until the light of day
Then lay your weary head to rest upon a bed of hay
I promise you when springtime comes I’ll spin this hay to gold
But now it’s time to dance and sing as this cold night grows old

Away into the snowy woods the men and boys have gone
to find the forest bounty and return to hearth and home
When they return we’ll light the fires and sing the songs of old
we’ll feast until the light of day and tell the tales of yore
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Comments: 16
Fans: 0
Plays: 147
Downloads: 143
Votes: 10
Uploaded: Dec 04, 2005 - 09:28:58 AM
Last Updated: Jan 31, 2012 - 01:33:56 PM Last Played: Dec 21, 2016 - 11:51:42 AM
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Hardware:
iBook, Behringer mixer, MXL 990 mic, M-Audio keyborad
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Comments
aclarke said 4371 days ago (December 4th, 2005)
Almost
A Beach Boys sound to this, especially with the purity of the different
voices. I liked how the harmonies gradually built up and then scaled down
at the end. Not sure what the background (synth) sound was, but it sure
did seem to work well. Cool!
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jgurner said 4371 days ago (December 4th, 2005)
Almost
The Beach Boys were masters of tight, clean harmonies and to me, their vocals
made up for anything their songs may have lacked (though, for they wrote some
really great stuff.) I love songs that build dramatically from beginning to end.
Bridge Over Troubled Waters is a good pop example, the 'Nimrod" movement of
Elgar's Enigma Variations is what I consider the perfect example.

The background sound was JP4 strings at their lowest octave with all kinds of
effects piled on them.

I appreciate you taking the time to listen and comment Adam. It's very much
appreciated.

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nyakki said 4371 days ago (December 4th, 2005)
Nicely Done
Really enjoyed listening to this tune. Simplistic but not simple.

Downloaded.
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jgurner said 4371 days ago (December 4th, 2005)
Nicely Done
Thanks for taking the time to listen and comment nyakki. Glad you enjoyed it
enough to download!

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Some people are like big children, harming others without even seeing it. Staying angry with these fools is like being mad at fire because it burns.
Check out my latest song called 1967
Doadars Uncle said 4371 days ago (December 4th, 2005)
Fun to listen!
Great choir! Classic on many levels.
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jgurner said 4371 days ago (December 4th, 2005)
Fun to listen!
Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for listening!

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Some people are like big children, harming others without even seeing it. Staying angry with these fools is like being mad at fire because it burns.
Check out my latest song called 1967
Sista Mac said 4371 days ago (December 4th, 2005)
Hypnotic
This has such a wonderful hypnotic hum to it and it draws you in. I really liked listening to this. The harmonies are fantastic and it is definitely something that make you want to sing along.

Very Very creative!
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jgurner said 4370 days ago (December 4th, 2005)
Hypnotic
Thanks Sista Mac. I appreciate your comments. Glad you stopped by and you
liked the tune!

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Some people are like big children, harming others without even seeing it. Staying angry with these fools is like being mad at fire because it burns.
Check out my latest song called 1967
mikkinylund said 4370 days ago (December 5th, 2005)
I wasn't sure what to expect
Joseph goes Jule..? I am a man in love of surprises. This was a great vocal
experience and I really like the dramatic, at times almost scary/dramatic
backdrop soundscapes. Good melodies and although not an avarage Jule-
song, a very good one I my ears.
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jgurner said 4369 days ago (December 5th, 2005)
I wasn't sure what to expect
This was another experiment for me. I origonally recorded about this time last
year, but at the time had a cheap mic and a cold. I really enjoyed experimenting
with the different harmonies and the thick choral sound, though sing it over and
over got kind of tiresome.

Thanks for your comments. Glad you enjoyed the tune.

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Some people are like big children, harming others without even seeing it. Staying angry with these fools is like being mad at fire because it burns.
Check out my latest song called 1967
Macaudion said 4367 days ago (December 8th, 2005)
WOW!
Very cool concept and great delivery, JG - Everytime I hear a new tune
of your's it becomes my favorite. I think that this means that you keep
outdoing yourself. This one is very, very cool. I con't care for holiday or
xmas carols - at all!

Thanks Jg - Okay, now I really need to get back to my time away from
this place...
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jgurner said 4366 days ago (December 9th, 2005)
WOW!
I've found that the best way to find holiday music I like is to make it myself. I'm really more interested in a "mood" than a "message" really. Plus I like to throw in something different every once in a while.

Thanks for dropping in and listening, and by all mean, return to your time off in the real world. :)

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Some people are like big children, harming others without even seeing it. Staying angry with these fools is like being mad at fire because it burns.
Check out my latest song called 1967
JOAN said 4362 days ago (December 13th, 2005)
Destiny
Destined to be a Yuleyime classic. I always think of the classics as being centuries old but here we are in our modern times witnessing the birth of a classic carol!!!
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jgurner said 4362 days ago (December 13th, 2005)
Destiny
Well, it's not "Grandma Got Runover by a Reindeer, or Barking Dogs "Jingle Bells" but I guess it'll do. :)

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Some people are like big children, harming others without even seeing it. Staying angry with these fools is like being mad at fire because it burns.
Check out my latest song called 1967
Leon said 4344 days ago (December 31st, 2005)
Clear voice
You got me convinced, Jgurner! The vocal recordings using your new mic
is outstandingly crisp! I compared it with your previous recordings and
the difference is very obvious!

Outstanding harmonies!! The mic certainly brought out the clarity and
power of your voice as well!
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jgurner said 4342 days ago (January 2nd, 2006)
Clear voice
Thanks, Leon. Can't wait to hear what you do with your new mic (both of them).
Thanks for listening.

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Some people are like big children, harming others without even seeing it. Staying angry with these fools is like being mad at fire because it burns.
Check out my latest song called 1967
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