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Browning's Blues (House of Blues)


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DWL

 Genre: Blues (traditional)

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For the Feter blues challenge

This is actually a rather wonderful poem called "A Man's Requirements" by Elizabeth Barrat Browning and is nearly 200 years old. Makes you think doesn't it?

I didn't have a lot of time so I left most of the guitar to Feter and many thanks to him for this challenge.

I had an idea to take a totally unrelated set of words and fit them in a 12 bar meter.

OK, I've missed some lyrics out but you get the idea

Here are the original words

I
Love me Sweet, with all thou art,
Feeling, thinking, seeing;
Love me in the lightest part,
Love me in full being.

II
Love me with thine open youth
In its frank surrender;
With the vowing of thy mouth,
With its silence tender.

III
Love me with thine azure eyes,
Made for earnest granting;
Taking colour from the skies,
Can Heaven’s truth be wanting?

IV
Love me with their lids, that fall
Snow-like at first meeting;
Love me with thine heart, that all
Neighbours then see beating.

V
Love me with thine hand stretched out
Freely—open-minded:
Love me with thy loitering foot,—
Hearing one behind it.

VI
Love me with thy voice, that turns
Sudden faint above me;
Love me with thy blush that burns
When I murmur Love me!

VII
Love me with thy thinking soul,
Break it to love-sighing;
Love me with thy thoughts roll
On through living—dying.

VIII
Love me when in thy gorgeous airs,
When the world has crowned thee;
Love me, kneeling at thy prayers,
With the angels round thee.

IX
Love me pure, as musers do,
Up the woodlands shady:
Love me gaily, fast and true
As a winsome lady.
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dajama said 3461 days ago (April 26th, 2008)
What a great
concept! Genius. The performance is also terrifc. Nice bluesy singing there, young man! Some very nice guitar playing in there, too. Very cool. Nicely done. Peace.
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DWL said 3461 days ago (April 26th, 2008)
Blimey
that was quick!

Young man? Wow, I'll hold onto that when I retire in 5 years :-)

Thanks!

Cheers

Dick
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Feter said 3461 days ago (April 26th, 2008)
Browning's Blues
this is powerfull ...true and hard to the core
Incredible singing my friend ..Deep Bow friend
you lightened the House of Blues !!!!!
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DWL said 3460 days ago (April 27th, 2008)
Thanks feter
There's nothing I like better than a good jam.

Thanks for the guitar and giving me the chance to do this.

Cheers

Dick


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Peter Bauckham said 3461 days ago (April 26th, 2008)
Those words
really fit well. Great performance from you - love the intro!

Peter
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DWL said 3460 days ago (April 27th, 2008)
I was also amazed
I don't know how I happened on this particular poem but I was randomly searching my poetry books for some thing relevant and this sort of jumped out at me.

Thanks Peter :-)

Cheers

Dick
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bud said 3461 days ago (April 26th, 2008)
This is my first Feter's House of Blues
listen and you've set a really high bar for the rest of us with this amazing performance. Great match to the music and a really cool concept too. Oh - by the way - your voice is fantastic on this. I'm seeing Robert Plant and Alison Krause for my birthday in June - made me think of it.
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DWL said 3460 days ago (April 27th, 2008)
Robert Plant?
The CD is wonderful. I hope you enjoy the gig and thanks for the kind words about my squawking.

Cheers

Dick
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Moviz said 3461 days ago (April 26th, 2008)
I can
see her now in a smoky bar, fag in hand and her foot on a stool LOL. Great blues feel with a historic twist..... nice guitar too, cheers M
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DWL said 3460 days ago (April 27th, 2008)
If only ..........
I thought she was a bit of a looker meself.

Thanks Maurice :-)

Cheers

Dick




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Youra said 3461 days ago (April 26th, 2008)
So good
Thanks to Feter bed, a great blues number. The voice is top notch, man, you really deliver ! Bravo.
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DWL said 3460 days ago (April 27th, 2008)
Thanks Youra
If the truth be known I tried to get into the whole blues thing and I was not exactly sober when I recorded this :-)

Cheers

dick
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Vic Holman said 3461 days ago (April 26th, 2008)
great vocals Dick!
very mississippi delta blues with a 200 year span. and nice playing Feter.
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DWL said 3460 days ago (April 27th, 2008)
Delta?
That'll be the Thames basin delta then.

I really appreciate the comments Vic and even I had 200 years I still wouldn't come up with those words.

Respect is due to Mrs Browning (I expect I'll get sued at some point......)

Cheers

Dick

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sloparts said 3461 days ago (April 26th, 2008)
Thanks Dick,
now we're all gonna have to top this and that ain't gonna be easy my friend.

Great track and some excellent singing and guitar fills played to Feter's back track. As they say in Arkansas, ya dun good, boy.

Thanks for sharing this on Dick

Ed
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DWL said 3460 days ago (April 27th, 2008)
Ed, you'll have no trouble
Thanks for the kind words :-)

Cheers

Dick
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echoroom said 3461 days ago (April 27th, 2008)
Sarf Lahndan Blues!
Gor Blimey Dickie, this is right proper bluesy!

This is ace - feckin' great howling vocals and old Browning is weeping in his tomb. Great concept, fabulous execution!

s
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DWL said 3460 days ago (April 27th, 2008)
Gotta go wiv the flow sometimes
No idea where this came from.

Thanks a lot Steve, always good to hear from a geezer like you (oops, isn't that East London?)

Cheers

Dick

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paul f. page said 3461 days ago (April 27th, 2008)
EVerytime...
...I listen to a new tune of yours, I learn something new. I agree with Maurice: this paints a nice picture. ... And, yes, the Browning poem is quite amazing esp. in how contemporary it is.
Peace.
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DWL said 3460 days ago (April 28th, 2008)
Thanks Paul!
I never saw myself as an educator but I'm pleased you could take something from it :-)

Cheers

Dick
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said 3461 days ago (April 27th, 2008)
Rock On Dick
Yea- Diggin the Blues
DWL said 3455 days ago (May 3rd, 2008)
Stay cool Tom!
Thanks

Cheers

Dick
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said 3460 days ago (April 28th, 2008)
Brownings Blues

Nice blues tuuumne Well done.


Peace Dee.
said 3460 days ago (April 28th, 2008)
Just a thought
Cor Blimey! We got the cockney blues now.:)
loved your voice at the beginning lol
guitapick said 3460 days ago (April 28th, 2008)
E.B. Browning...
...was a big influence on Hendrix, regarding his feedback technique...

;)

Imaginative and very cool, Dick.

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DWL said 3455 days ago (May 3rd, 2008)
Thanks Bob
It would be so nice to understand where ideas come from.

Cheers

Dick
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DWL said 3455 days ago (May 3rd, 2008)
and further to that
I always wondered where Hendrix got his ideas from


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lengold said 3458 days ago (April 29th, 2008)
Great fun idea
and brilliantly executed.
Cheers (from the other side of the river).
Len


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DWL said 3455 days ago (May 3rd, 2008)
From the other side
wow, spooky.

Thanks Len, much appreciated

Cheers

Dick
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Rebsie said 3458 days ago (April 29th, 2008)
Fabulous
What an incredible poem. That Mrs Browning certainly had a way with words and a deep soul.

You know blues is really not my cup of tea so the fact that you've got me listening to this over and over says a lot. Maybe it's the accent. :)

It reminds me a bit of the very early Jethro Tull stuff but I've never really heard anything quite like it. Your voice is wonderful and I'm constantly amazed by the range of things you can do with it. You're in your element here, totally going for it but still having so much control and poise. I wish I could do that.

You don't realise how talented you are, mister.

But that's OK ... just keep doing what you do and you won't go wrong.
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said 3458 days ago (April 30th, 2008)
Hey!
I almost missed this gem!

What a down and dirty performance Dick! Sing it brother!

This is raw and real. I love the concept too. Very original.

Wonderful recording man!

Be well friend!
ageofthedeathtree said 3457 days ago (April 30th, 2008)
WOW DWL!!!!
that was cool as h*ll!!! lovely, lovely lil blues number you made outta feter's bed! wow, now i'm rethinking entering this deal.....when is the cutoff date anyways? anybody know...?

great job man, that was awesome!

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Feter said 3456 days ago (May 1st, 2008)
ye ..
go for it age ..no dead line ..just do it ..
and let us have some blues !!
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woofer3 said 3456 days ago (May 2nd, 2008)
Well Dick-
baste my dumplings, this is absolutely great, it has good singing and good guitar playing and most important of all, - great atmosphere and conviction.

a favourite for me,

good work chaps, - [oh how English!]

John
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DWL said 3442 days ago (May 16th, 2008)
I'd rather not
baste your dumplings if it's all the same to you :-)

Thanks for stopping by John.

Cheers

Dick
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Monkaton said 3442 days ago (May 16th, 2008)
Great Vocal!
I agree with dajama. What a cool idea for a blues song. Get down Lizzie!

Your vocal is very exciting and well done.

Also congrats to Feter on the good guitar work.

Well done.
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Bob Rodgers said 3400 days ago (June 27th, 2008)
This is just
fantastic, I really love this!!

Great vocals Dick and your voice on this is superb!! I just love the intro!! Great cockney accent! The whole performance is fantastic and I keep playing this! You have really captured the trad blues vibe and great guitar work from Feter!

I've been reading your comments to others on this and you have a great sense of humour...love it!

Sorry I missed you at the pub outing a few weeks back would have been great to meet you!

Thanks for this Dick..it's going on me ipod!

Bob




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saymme said 3299 days ago (October 6th, 2008)
Very nice blues!!!
My pleasure hearing this its wonderful..!(!) I must've missed this ! so great hearing You (both) !! You're a great singer Dick ! tx
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