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pablatone

 Genre: Bluegrass

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This tune is from 1863. A Scottish doctor W.P. Mackay wrote it.
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Uploaded: Jul 30, 2009 - 07:48:43 PM
Last Updated: Jul 30, 2009 - 07:48:43 PM Last Played: Sep 26, 2017 - 03:08:02 PM
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Ed Hannifin said 3036 days ago (July 30th, 2009)
I do believe...
...that Utah Phillips filched this for "Hallelujah I'm A Bum"....

You're getting a nicel guitar tone, Paul, with spangly brass to the strings and a a bit of wood as well... I like your lead vocals, and the harmonies are great... You mixed the vocals together really well...

Ed
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pablatone said 3036 days ago (July 31st, 2009)
thanks Ed
Yep, Utah did indeed. I got to open for him once many years ago at a local gig. A very down to earth guy.
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Feter said 3036 days ago (July 30th, 2009)
Revive us again trad.
Whats the secret of your guitar that sound SO
special ...it kills me ...wow ...this is really
awesome ...exactly what kinda music I ll sit
hours listen and travel miles to watch and be
part of ...I think this is one of the best of
yours ...so deep and strong ...the harmonies
put me outta here ..they are that good ..kudos
thnx alot for sharin such gem !!!!
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pablatone said 3036 days ago (July 31st, 2009)
the secret
I'm just plugging it in, it's a Taylor 710 with a fishman matrix pick up system, I traded some work out for it so I'm not sure exactly how it works. Then it's just the Logic8 basic acoustic preset. There's two different guitar parts and I think I capoed one for some contrast.
I'm really glad you like it.
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seadogbluesband said 3036 days ago (July 30th, 2009)
Nice
So reassuring and comforting sounding. Beautifully played and such a nice melody as compared to many of the 'sourdough' or old prospector era tunes--Jimmy Cracked Corn, etc. I liked it a lot.
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pablatone said 3036 days ago (July 31st, 2009)
thanks!
Nice to hear from an old sea dog!
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Roxylee said 3036 days ago (July 31st, 2009)
I love this song
and your treatment of it is great. First song of my morning, and it sets the stage for a day of praise. Thank you for posting this!
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pablatone said 3036 days ago (July 31st, 2009)
Hi Roxy
I'm really glad I posted it now. May the Lord cause His light to shine on you today.
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Moviz said 3035 days ago (July 31st, 2009)
Beautifully warm
with that wonderful guitar tone and great vocals and harmonies.... just beautiful, regards M
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pablatone said 3035 days ago (July 31st, 2009)
thank you Mo
I'm glad you came by to hear this one too.
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johnwhitehead said 3035 days ago (July 31st, 2009)
Revive
Like this alot. Great pickin' and singin'. Lovely harmonies. Goin'to the local bluegrass next weekend. Can't wait to jam with musical pickers and singers like you.
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pablatone said 3035 days ago (July 31st, 2009)
thank you john
lucky!
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Cori Ander said 3035 days ago (August 1st, 2009)
B e a u t i f u l

1. Lov, ära och pris, dig, vår Fader och vän
som alltid oss älskat och älskar oss än.
//: Halleluja! Din är äran! Halleluja! Amen! ://

2. Lov, ära och pris, dig, Guds heliga Lamm,
som bar våra synder på korsträdets stam!
//: Halleluja! Din är äran! Halleluja! Amen! ://

3. Lov, ära och pris, dig, vår Hjälpare god,
som vittnar om Jesu försonande blod!
//: Halleluja! Din är äran! Halleluja! Amen! ://

This is a top favourite of both MrsCurry and me. And we love your version! One of the best we've heard, both of us. And you gave me great input of how to sing it in "western style". This is from now on adopted of me.

The information I have, true or not, is that W.P. Mackay wrote the lyrics 1863 as you say, and J.J. Husband made the music around 1820.

Thanks a lot for your input, now off to star singing this the "new" way...
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Cori Ander said 3035 days ago (August 1st, 2009)
..
"start singing" .. of course, sorry
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pablatone said 3035 days ago (August 1st, 2009)
very cool Cori
Thank you very much for the translation! Do you know the story behind it?
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Cori Ander said 3034 days ago (August 1st, 2009)
William Paton MacKay
I found this:

Born: May 13, 1839, Montrose, Scotland.
Died: August 22, 1885, Portree, Scotland.

This is the testimony of Scottish doctor, W. P. MacKay, author of “Revive Us Again.” In his own words,

My dear mother had been a godly, holy woman, quite often telling me of the Savior, and many times I saw her on bended knee in prayer for my soul’s salvation. But nothing had made a deep impression on me. The older I grew, the more wicked I became…

One day a seriously injured man was brought into the hospital. His case seemed hopeless, he seemed to realize his condition for he was fully conscious and asked me how much time he had left to live. I gave him my opinion in as cautious a manner as I could.

“Have you any relatives whom we could notify?” I asked.

The patient shook his head. He had only one wish, it was to see his landlady because he owed her a small sum of money and also wished to bid her farewell. He also requested that his landlady send him “The Book…”

I went to see him on my regular visits at least once a day. What struck me most was the quiet, almost happy expression constantly on his face…After the man died, some things about his affairs were to be done in my presence.

“What shall we do with this?” the nurse asked holding a book in her hand.

“What kind of book is it?” I asked.

“The Bible of the poor man…As long as he was able to read it, he did so, and when he was unable to do so anymore, he kept it under his bed cover.”

I took the Bible and-could I trust my eyes? It was my own Bible! The Bible which my mother had given me when I left my parent’s home, and which later, when short of money, I sold for a small amount. My name was still in it, written in my mother’s hand…

With a deep sense of shame I looked upon the precious Book. It had given comfort and refreshing to the unfortunate man in his last hours. It had been a guide to him into eternal life, so that he had been enabled to die in peace and happiness. And this book, the last gift to me from my mother, I had actually sold for a ridiculous price…

Be it sufficient to say that the regained possession of my Bible was the cause of my conversion.


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Cori Ander said 3034 days ago (August 1st, 2009)
Found it at
http://maranatha777.wordpress.com/2008/06/28/william-paton-mackays-testimony/
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mowguy3 said 3035 days ago (August 1st, 2009)
Love what
you do with that acoustic. And your singing voice is one of a kind perfect for this song of praise. Thank you for this one.
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Jarvoid said 3029 days ago (August 6th, 2009)
Well thanks for your
note and I got me some catching up to do.Very soulful and sentimental without being saccharine,and that's not easy. The guitar tones are great and i think Iam genuinely hooked on this genre.Cheers Chris.
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pablatone said 3029 days ago (August 6th, 2009)
thank you Chris
This music is a lot of fun, it seems to keep me down to earth and thankful for the simple life.
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blaky smith said 3011 days ago (August 25th, 2009)
Great
I missed this one. Excellent Paul, on all levels, excellent vocals, nice work on guitars and great production. I like it...
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pablatone said 3009 days ago (August 27th, 2009)
well thank you Blaky
I'm glad you dropped by.
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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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