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sunflower girl


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pablatone

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I wrote this for my wife when we was courtin'. She gave me a picture of her standing next to some of the tallest sunflower plants I have ever seen.
It's a little ruff right now, I'll probably keep tweekin it for awhile, maybe get some help with the vocals, do some variations in the solos. hope you like it so far.
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Lyrics
Daylight has folded her arms and tucked herself in
Starlight has found me wishin for your touch
the warmth of your skin
I close my eyes and dream of you
and it's almost as if I can touch you
Someday oh someday
Seems like lately that's all I've been thinking

And I'm waitin for my sunflower girl

Morning is callin and I awake to greet the day
as my mind wanders I think of you
I wonder what you'd say
If I showed up on your doorstep with some silly old excuse
Like- could I borrow some eggs or some sugar?
Some day oh someday
Seems like lately that's all I been thinkin
Song Stats
Hits: 4187
Comments: 35
Fans: 16
Plays: 145
Downloads: 145
Votes: 10
Uploaded: Feb 28, 2008 - 07:06:20 PM
Last Updated: Feb 28, 2008 - 07:06:20 PM Last Played: Jan 29, 2017 - 08:29:42 AM
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Hardware:
G5, firepod, beringer mic, chinese mic
Software:
logic express 7, apple loops
Comments
said 3432 days ago (February 28th, 2008)
Excellent.

Hi
I like this very much its really sweet and I like your lyrics and you sang it really nice and the more it kicks in the greater it sounds
thanks for sharing this.

Peace
Dee

pablatone said 3432 days ago (February 28th, 2008)
Thanks Dee
I'm really glad you like it, it's a lot of fun to play this one too.
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said 3432 days ago (February 28th, 2008)
Sunflowers of sound
Loving that guitar it rolls along so gently nice backdrop to your gentle vocals, splendid music, heh that banjo is perfect!!
pablatone said 3431 days ago (February 28th, 2008)
thank you tom
if I could play the banjo I'd want to play like that.
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Feter said 3431 days ago (February 28th, 2008)
sunflower girl
this is one of the best love songs I ever heard
banjo and squeeze box ..this is just awesome !!
thnx alot for sharin such gem !
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pablatone said 3431 days ago (February 28th, 2008)
feter
you're always so encouraging. thank you so much. I'm really glad you like it.
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dajama said 3431 days ago (February 28th, 2008)
There may be tweaking to do
but this is a great song as is. Love the lyrics and the guitar is terrific on here. Nice vocal too, and a lovely rolling rhythm. Very cool. Nicely done. Peace.
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MarkHolbrook said 3431 days ago (February 28th, 2008)
Beautiful guitar!
I love the guitar work! Fantastic. Rough? Where? Heh!!! Keep it up. Very sweet indeed
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pablatone said 3431 days ago (February 28th, 2008)
Not a whole lot
of tweaking it is close, just a pinch of this and that.
Thanks for checking it out guys it makes my day.
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SJB said 3431 days ago (February 29th, 2008)
Love this!
What a great recorded sound and mix - music and vocals spot on. If this is your rough version I can't wait to hear the final product. How did you record the guitar -did you use stereo mics? How was the mic(s) set up? Any advice on getting that guitar sound would be much appreciated (though I guess your playing technique and touch will have a lot to do with it!).
Many thanks
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pablatone said 3430 days ago (February 29th, 2008)
thanks
I use 2 large di condenser mics about a foot from the guitar, one at the bridge, one at around the 12th fret. I used a thinner pick than I usually play with- I think it was a yellow or green tortex. the rest was the logic acoustic guitar patch. Then try to relax.
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aclarke said 3431 days ago (February 29th, 2008)
Drawn in
by the title... it sounded warm and optimistic. So I listened to the song... and it, too, was warm and optimistic. Very nice song- and sweet the way it is.

However I'd be happy to try and help you out with some harmony vocals if you'd like...
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Godchaser said 3431 days ago (February 29th, 2008)
Sunny delight!
This is just so wonderful.So many beautiful uplifting elements happening here that express those emotions when a guy is high on a particular woman.A cheerful,joyous sedimental piece.Man oh man your picking and melodies are fantastic.She must be some kinda' lady!I wouldn't change a lick.Very much enjoyed is an understatement.

Blessings,
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pablatone said 3429 days ago (March 1st, 2008)
thanks G
yep, I got extremely blessed when she stepped into my life. Glad you like the tune.
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said 3430 days ago (March 1st, 2008)
You are the man
Is that a harmonica? Crazy ! Your wife must have loved this one. WhAT a great song it has everything. Even slide guita....r, Am I right. You are talent stay true! Thanks for sharing!
pablatone said 3429 days ago (March 1st, 2008)
El Bandito
Glad you like the tune. Everything but the vocals and acoustic guitar is audio instruments. I loaded up a loop with the instrument I wanted and then wrote the parts with my mouse. Once you get goin it really gets easy, just try to think like you were playin that instrument. The banjo was a hoot.
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caroline said 3430 days ago (March 1st, 2008)
lucky lady!!
a great melee of sounds - thank you
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said 3430 days ago (March 1st, 2008)
Super
What a cool song. I'll be smilin like a sunflower for a while.

. - Harold
pablatone said 3429 days ago (March 1st, 2008)
thanks you guys.
I'm glad you like the tune. :-)
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jiguma said 3429 days ago (March 2nd, 2008)
Really good
singing and playing. The only nit I can find is that there's maybe too long an introduction, but having said that, I loved the introduction ;) Really like your harmonies - excellent post. Your lap steel playing takes the cake, although I like all the instruments. Could probably take a mandolin solo as well, which would make it just about perfect.
Neil
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said 3428 days ago (March 3rd, 2008)
Great!
Great one sir Paul, amazing job with the accordion and the guitar recording. Loved this very much .. it needs just a little tweaking and re-mixing but I like it as it is now! Thanks a lot for sharing .. Heartfelt message ..

Take Care
- Yeman A. Al-Rawi
thetiler said 3427 days ago (March 4th, 2008)
Enjoy that
terrific quality of the picking, not sure if you are using a pick and fingerstyle with the others. It seems like that is what you are doing and it sound very nice. Then the harmony, what a terrific folk find here at MJ.

Your putting a really nice smile on my face, this is really nice to hear I hope you know! Then the nice banjo and then the.

Way to go ! Ia m impressed with this sound. Plus that singing is really something.

This is one of the best i"ve heard here at Mj of this style!!!!
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dirigent said 3427 days ago (March 4th, 2008)
Sunflower Girl
What a beautiful tune, so uplifting :-) Like the mouthorgan :-) Superb sound, congrats! Very nice vocals!!!
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gail60 said 3427 days ago (March 4th, 2008)
loved this
What a sweet love long. Your wife must be very happy to know that she was your inspiration to write and perform so well. Great job. Enjoyed every bit of it. Thanks for sharing it with us.
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pablatone said 3426 days ago (March 5th, 2008)
thank you folks
this site is doing wonders for my self esteem.
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said 3427 days ago (March 4th, 2008)
so wonderfully sweet
aw, shoot, paul - what an infectiously happy intro!

when your mellow smooth n creamy vocals kick in, i'm in heaven. levels are just right in my happy ear. brother, you know how to wrangle an apple loop!!!

i bet you got a LOT of points from the missus for this lovely creation.
MUSIC ON!
anne
pablatone said 3426 days ago (March 5th, 2008)
hmmm-
I'm so glad you like it. Good comments about the vocals coming from one so adept are always nice to hear. thank you.
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guitapick said 3427 days ago (March 4th, 2008)
Yep...
...a "courtin' song"...how great is that? Thanks so much for posting this...very happy to find it...it's all good...
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Jim Bouchard said 3426 days ago (March 4th, 2008)
what I would do...
For some odd reason, every once in a while I like to provide a comment that will contain a bit of criticism on how I think the song could be improved, and I hope you don't take it the wrong way. I like the song a lot, but despite the obvious care you took in putting some extra touches into this arrangement, I think that I would lose the accordian and the banjo. They're both too loud and though they're both pretty good synth versions of the real thing, they sound too much like synth versions of the real thing. The second accordian solo starts out with a weird vibrato for instance that just sounds weird. The dobro solos almost sound okay, but something seems overly midi in that too, but maybe they just need to be a bit simpler. The banjo is painful for a banjo player like me to hear, not because of the notes, but because of the sound. I prefer a more down-home sound to my banjo, but that's just me. It's all pretty well composed for a scratch track to indicate the solos but it would be so much better played by the real instruments, especially since the song is so down-home, heartfelt and sincere. I'm probably just being way too picky, but I really love country music like this a lot.

Let's face it the star of this song is the vocals, and I would prefer a version of this that left out all the instrumental geegaws and just focused on the vocals and guitar. This of course is me obviously being a contrarian since everybody else really likes it, but I really think you have a great song here that doesn't need to be dressed up with the midi stuff. It's like wearing a bow tie and top hat with overalls, y'know what I mean? Still I respect your right to wear whatever getup you want, and if it works for you, go for it, dude!
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pablatone said 3426 days ago (March 5th, 2008)
no offence taken what so ever!
In fact, I agree completely with your thoughts about the audio instruments. I'd much rather have real players playing real instruments.
I think a song, in order to have depth, needs many different hands contributing their unique approach to it. Even one guy playing different instruments keeps the tune pretty one dimensional.
Unfortunately, it's been nearly impossible for me to find folks willing and able to contribute, so I go for the least worst case.
Maybe that will change dramatically with this site. :-)
Thank you so much for the critical ear, and sorry about your Patriots, (kinda).
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SweetBacteria said 3426 days ago (March 4th, 2008)
very sweet
I've always admired melodies that can draw a picture. This is clearly the product of one of those rushes you get when you still can't believe someone is yours.
Very nice.
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Monkaton said 3426 days ago (March 5th, 2008)
Nice arrangement
I liked the interplay among the lead instruments. I hear what Jim B. is talking about concerning real vs. midi instruments, but I thought overall it achieved the effect. I would do less accordion and fewer notes in that lead.
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buckhorn said 3426 days ago (March 5th, 2008)
Rough?
As silk.Especially the vocals. A smooth and enjoyable ride. Good writing too.
Regards.
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timothy devine said 3403 days ago (March 27th, 2008)
How Cool
What a great sound. Must have been fun to play.
Man this is a fine tune with that banjo and bluegrass feel.
Vocals equal Pure Prairie League or Aztec two step or even new riders yea new riders of the purple sage

cool listen
tim
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said 3343 days ago (May 27th, 2008)
sunflower girl by pablatone
Very upbeat and uplifting! I enjoy your lyrics as well: plain, sweet, positive, and to the point! This is an uncomplicated and easy to enjoy song! I truly like the title and the story behind it! Thank You for sharing!!!!!!
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about 2007 I received the gift of a presonus firepod. That launched me back into a love of music that I hadn't realized I'd been missing. Since then I've been writing and learning the craft of recording and mixing. I am now in two acoustic groups-... [see more]

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