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Rollin' 2 (3)with Ibstrat (Mark)


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This is a collab with Ibstrat (Mark), who posted this in the Coffee shop and PM me to see if I'd like to add vocal and some lyrics. While Marks original is a blues (Joplin Style), I think my adding vocal and words makes it sort of Folky, so Folky Blues? LOL. Hope you like the results as the lyrics describe a meeting of two guys who join forces and go on the road as a duo ( something I did many years ago).
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Rollin’ 2
1
I met this guy who plays a mean guitar,
’said if I sang along, we might go far,
He would play the tune and all that I’d do was croon.
Hope the money comes in real soon.
2
He makes good music in an older style,
His nimble fingers make the people smile,
When I start the singing some will run a mile,
Others are more polite, just leave the room for a while.

Bridge
Syncopated music fills the air
And everyone agrees he’s got a certain flare,
Pluckin’ an’ a strummin’ with no time to spare
Leaves me kinda breathless; Someone bring a chair?
3
Regardin singin’ , seems I lost the vote,
People always said I couldn’t hold a note.
I think this guy thinks that I make him sound good,
He’s a nice guy so I help him like a good friend should.
Instrument
Middle eight
We were rollin’, drivin’ round an’ strollin’,
Playin all the venues we could find,
From New York to Nebraska,
Even gigged in old Alaska
We were Stars, but only in our mind.
Instrument
4
We played a place they called it Roanoke,
The people there were kinda nice and jokey,
We thought that we were famous
When the Sheriff went and named us…
Just before he ran us out of town.
5
We took the backroads with guitar in hand,
And everything from then on went to plan,
‘Till the night when I felt foolish
‘Cause some guy said I sound Ghoulish,
But I paid him back and sang another line.

6
So we kept on rollin’, playin’ songs and strollin’,
Playin’ all the venues we could find,
We walked the walk and talked the talkie
From New Jersey to Milwaukie,
Yes we were Stars; we were Stars? Yes, We were stars….
But only in our own minds…. Aaahhhh!


Lyrics Maurice Vizard


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Hits: 3680
Comments: 57
Fans: 24
Plays: 135
Downloads: 114
Votes: 8
Uploaded: Jun 18, 2008 - 05:56:52 AM
Last Updated: Jun 18, 2008 - 05:59:45 AM Last Played: Feb 09, 2017 - 11:31:33 AM
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Comments
Skean said 3353 days ago (June 18th, 2008)
Nice
You are a hell of a man to write cool songs Mr. M.....
You guys fits like a hand-glove together in this tune.
Very nice collab like it.

Take Care
---
Kenta
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Moviz said 3353 days ago (June 18th, 2008)
Nice of you ...
Kenta, glad you liked this,..... first off too LOL, cheers M
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Roxylee said 3353 days ago (June 18th, 2008)
Keep it goin, man, keep it goin...
Maurice, your wit is delicious, and your delivery of your perfect lyrics is wonderful. Mark, your guitar is laid back and cool. An excellent coffeehouse collab, which I enjoyed very much.
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Moviz said 3353 days ago (June 18th, 2008)
Hi Roxie
thanks for that... my problem was, with those tongue twisters in there, I nearly broke a hip.... and then I WOULD have needed that chair LOL. Glad you liked it, cheers M
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drakonis said 3353 days ago (June 18th, 2008)
L.O.L.!
Wow, what a delight this is! Wow... this is the most perfect unlikely pairing I've heard in a long time. Of course, Mark has an absolutely beautiful piece of music there, and plays it soooo smoothly, Maurice, I think you steal the show on this one. You got me smiling all day with your well-thought-out, perfectly-timed-n-rhymed self-deprecating tongue-in-cheek lyrics and delivery.

Standing ovation for the great performance and silliness, both of you! Bravo!
ttfn,
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Moviz said 3353 days ago (June 18th, 2008)
Well
thank you for the ovation Drak; I'm so pleased it had that effect on you..... It took a while to think out the lyrics, but once they started to come I just looked up Google Earth for something to rhyme with 'Jokey' and I was awayyyyyy LOL. Nice to perform too with Marks great guitar as backing. Again, thank you for your kind remarks, regards M
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Ibstrat said 3353 days ago (June 18th, 2008)
Moviz
Thanks so much for completing my song with your witty lyrics and great singing, it just sounds wonderful!
I have a bag packed- where's our first gig?
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Moviz said 3353 days ago (June 18th, 2008)
LOL, Mark
It won't be Roanoke! Thanks for letting me use your lovely guitar as a soundbed for my humour.... Once I got into it, I loved doing it, but as I said before I got a bit tongue tied as I practiced. I'm just pleased that you like the result, cheers M
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DWL said 3353 days ago (June 18th, 2008)
:-)))
Loved it and the sly wit in the lyrics.

Great delivery Maurice and fine playing Mark.

Cheers

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Moviz said 3353 days ago (June 18th, 2008)
Thanks Dick..
Sly???? LOL They don't call me 'Foxie' for nothing.... only it's 'Silver Fox' these days. Glad you approve my friend, cheers M
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said 3353 days ago (June 18th, 2008)
This one...
...made me smile so wide my face hurts! Ha ha...

Mark's guitar playing was/is sublime as per usual.

Your lyrics are a total HOOT Maurice, and your vocal delivery is wonderful. As Skean (Kenta) suggested, they fit with Mark's tune hand-in-glove.

Enjoyed this VERY much! BRAVO!

Be well my friends!
Moviz said 3353 days ago (June 18th, 2008)
That's
what I like to hear........ the sound of someone cracking a smile. Glad you liked my rendition along side Marks guitar Michael ..... I guess it put a different angle on it, regards M
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said 3352 days ago (June 19th, 2008)
I dunno Maurice...
When I crack a smile it sounds a bit like Velcro tearing!
said 3353 days ago (June 18th, 2008)
Great!!!
Very fine piece of work. Great playing by the master Mark and a very nice vocal delivery from you Mr. M! I love this.

Take Care
- Yeman A. Al-Rawi
Moviz said 3352 days ago (June 19th, 2008)
Hi Yeman,
Thanks for dropping in and listening, nice that you enjoyed it, cheers M
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peacepiano said 3353 days ago (June 18th, 2008)
Ballad
The music is just right for this slapstick journey. Fun stuff. And you guys are stars here :)

Thanks
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Moviz said 3352 days ago (June 19th, 2008)
Thanks Bill...
Glad you think so... nice of you to comment, regards M
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guitapick said 3353 days ago (June 18th, 2008)
Very...
...clever lyrics and the delivery's great...

We all know about Mr. ibstra...'nuff said...

Nice post, M.

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Moviz said 3352 days ago (June 19th, 2008)
Yes Bob
we all know of him.... it's him who got us into this mess LOL. Thanks for listening and taking the time, cheers M
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sloparts said 3353 days ago (June 18th, 2008)
Very cool collab Mark and Maurice
Love the story you tell Maurice and with Marks playing in the background, you certainly must have a hit on you hands, even if only in your minds.

Great track, had me laughing all the way through it. Excellent job you two.

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Moviz said 3352 days ago (June 19th, 2008)
Thanks Ed
I'm pleased you found it funny.... but I'm sure you must have played in some rare places too and had a tale to tell, regards M
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Peter Bauckham said 3353 days ago (June 18th, 2008)
Well
Jazz isn't really my thing - but folk is... Always enjoy your lyrics and the delivery is spot on - you are in fine voice. I do have a couple of very minor crits on the production - there are some explosive 'pops' - sounds like you're not using a pop filter or perhaps you're just a bit close miked and there's a fair bit of hiss - it disappears at one point - not sure if it's from the mic pre-amp? I've not been aware of either on your recordings normally. Otherwise, the sound quality is excellent.

All the best
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Moviz said 3352 days ago (June 19th, 2008)
Close mic
may be the problem Peter, as we discussed, but I appreciate your listening and advice and support at any time. Pleased too that you liked this, cheers M
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Feter said 3353 days ago (June 18th, 2008)
Rollin'
Ahhhhhh man !! this is the stuff ..this is so
awesome ..man you realy fit this style ..Mark
brilliant work just amazin as always ...this is
the style I just cant say enough Kudos and thank
you for the gem !!!!
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Moviz said 3352 days ago (June 19th, 2008)
Glad you
enjoyed it so much Feter, thanks for listening, cheers M
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magnatone said 3353 days ago (June 18th, 2008)
Rollin' 2
what a GREAT collab! Totally enjoyed every second of this - thanks!
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Moviz said 3352 days ago (June 19th, 2008)
Hi Karen
Nice to see you here, and pleased that you found it entertaining, regards M
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Relic67 said 3353 days ago (June 18th, 2008)
funny
great guitar playing, funny lyrics.
I liked the giggle in the middle somewhere.

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Moviz said 3352 days ago (June 19th, 2008)
And....
... a titter ran through Macjams LOL; glad it made you smile; that's all I ask, regards M
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Bob Rodgers said 3352 days ago (June 19th, 2008)
A
great collab, loved this!

Wonderful guitar playing from Mark and very well delivered vocals from you Maurice!
Funny witty lyrics and very much enjoyed.....thanks!


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Moviz said 3352 days ago (June 19th, 2008)
Thanks Bob,
Glad you enjoyed listening to this. I felt a bit guilty about overpowering Mark's playing in parts, but it was all in the name of art, cheers M
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thetiler said 3352 days ago (June 19th, 2008)
Why
is it that I feel like I am on vacation when I hear your voice moviz? A terrific backdrop for your voice the guitar is!

Always very pleasant to hear your voice. An endorphin lifter !

Like marks chet sound ! Indeed very pleasant.
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Moviz said 3352 days ago (June 19th, 2008)
Thanks Bill...
Glad you listened to this and I'm pleased that I raise your endorphins LOL. I could do with a nice holiday myself right now. Thanks once more for your support, much appreciated, cheers M
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Jim Bouchard said 3349 days ago (June 22nd, 2008)
hahaha
very witty! What a pairing! I like the "that's mighty pretty" in the solo section, but I couldn't help but smile straight thru to the end.
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Moviz said 3349 days ago (June 22nd, 2008)
Thanks
for the comment Jim, Very pleased it brought a smile,; I almost did a reverse Dick VanDyke with that bit),regards M
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richardhowardjones said 3349 days ago (June 22nd, 2008)
.
I love the lyrics, Maurice. It's a great collab. Hat off to you both.
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Moviz said 3349 days ago (June 22nd, 2008)
Hi Richard
Glad you enjoyed it..... quite a change for me, cheers M
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paddler said 3349 days ago (June 22nd, 2008)
..
brilliant vocals - a real pleasure to listen,makes me smile alot! Excellent entertainment at its finest -

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Moviz said 3349 days ago (June 22nd, 2008)
Thanks too
to you (another Richard), I'm pleased you like the lyrics, as I said above, a bit of a change from the romantic and they seem to be successful, judging by the other comments, cheers M
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vbluesky said 3348 days ago (June 23rd, 2008)
nice duo
u 2 created a cool sounding song....do you tap dance?
I could imagine a few whistling parts and a tap dance sound in there somewhere? thanks for sharin and cool collab......BlueSky
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Moviz said 3348 days ago (June 23rd, 2008)
LOL
Are you Psychic??? Yessss, I do/did tap dance and used to do high kicks and land in the splits too LOL. Thanks for the nice comments VB, regards M
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lengold said 3348 days ago (June 23rd, 2008)
I started listening
before reading and thought 'Blimey Mo's guitar playing has improved' but after 2 notes there's no mistaking Mark's fantastic style. Love what you've done here Mo - inspired.
Cheers
Len
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Moviz said 3348 days ago (June 23rd, 2008)
LOL
You mean I don't usually sound so good on guitar? LOL. I'm so good that I had to borrow Mark. Thanks Len for the listen; hope it made you smile, cheers M
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bud said 3348 days ago (June 23rd, 2008)
Fantastic collab
held me in rapt attention - note to note and line to line. Loved it. I could hear this as part of a Cohen brothers film.
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Moviz said 3347 days ago (June 24th, 2008)
Nice to
see you Bud and glad that you enjoyed it. Thanks for listening, cheers M
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ktb said 3347 days ago (June 24th, 2008)
delicious
Maurice, an absolute blast. Props to both of you.
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Moviz said 3347 days ago (June 24th, 2008)
Hi john
Thanks for listening and for the welcome comment, cheers M
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rabittwhole said 3347 days ago (June 24th, 2008)
oh man
mark opens it up to one of the most wonderful surprise of the day!! what a perfect you two make and maurice you are the consummate show man my friend ... lol ... whot "snappy" lyrics .. guys come on back ... there's a new sheriff in town!! i love M&Ms ..hehe
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Moviz said 3347 days ago (June 24th, 2008)
LOLOL
I had a feel you might show up here soon when I saw you chatting as i listened to your song LOL..... didn't you feel me tapping on your shoulder.... and then the 'hint hint' LOL .....can't stop laughing Ha ,Ha. Thanks very much for the listen though and I'm really pleased you enjoyed it, cheers M
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said 3347 days ago (June 24th, 2008)
Brilliant
Moviz I love this of course you can sing hahaaa really , really good. lol
Great collab with ibstrat too. Made me laugh as well.

Peace Dee.
Moviz said 3347 days ago (June 24th, 2008)
Flattery
will get you everywhere, LOL, thanks for the comment Dee and it's good that it made you smile, cheers M
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davisamerica said 3347 days ago (June 24th, 2008)
hey maurice
hint taken and appreciated ... thanks for the encore performance
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Moviz said 3347 days ago (June 24th, 2008)
Ahhh Thanks
for the listen Jack, very nice of you after my cheeky hint, regards M
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Nick_Flash said 3339 days ago (July 2nd, 2008)
Mighty Pretty!
You even dropped my home state of Nebraska in the lyrics. This is great Maurice. The lyrics kept me listening. What a collab. Love the guitar playing too.
So - going back on the road now?:)

Well done M

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Moviz said 3339 days ago (July 2nd, 2008)
So Nick
seems we passed by your way LOL Thanks for the listen and pleased you liked this, but won't be going on the road awhile; all the best M
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HenriROGERsoloandbands said 3320 days ago (July 21st, 2008)
Duo story

Lyrics , voice , guitar > super song .

Moviz said 3319 days ago (July 22nd, 2008)
Thanks Henri
nice that you commented and listened to this, cheers M
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