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The Riverside (with Ed sloparts sitting in)


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My good buddy Ed was gracious enough to volunteer his bass guitar a while back on this new version. I'm glad he did. Finally, I'm getting around to posting it. Also new on this version is some slide guitar to go with the original vocals, acoustic guitar, and harmonica.

Just a loosey, goosey folk song for the late night crowd still in the house...

Gosh, I wish I could meet all these people I've been privileged to collaborate with these past 5 plus years...

Jack
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Lyrics
The Riverside

Have troubles got you so entwined
Tangled up and undermined?
Then make a line down to the riverside.

So-called friends may malign
The breaks of life are so unkind
Just slip your mind down to the riverside.

Life dishes out unfair heartache
Trying, you can't catch a break
There's give and take down at the riverside.

Some dream that life's a piece of cake
In denial till they wake
For goodness sake come down to the riverside.

Hey my friend Chauncey, he's no fool
He understands life is cruel
But he knows it's cool down by the riverside.

For him this is the golden rule
Others play the stubborn mule
Here's hoping you'll come down to the riverside.

Come unwind, it's not too late
Bear in mind, don't hesitate.
Come clean your slate down at the riverside.

Just grab a plate of peace of mind
Don't debate, if you're so inclined.
Sit and dine down at the riverside.

© Music & Lyrics 2009 Jack Miller
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Hits: 3287
Comments: 39
Fans: 24
Plays: 184
Downloads: 91

Uploaded: Oct 06, 2009 - 08:49:25 PM
Last Updated: Mar 15, 2017 - 10:56:22 PM Last Played: Jul 03, 2017 - 11:04:21 PM
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Hardware:
Ed's bass, my same stuff.
Software:
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Comments
guitapick said 2912 days ago (October 6th, 2009)
We share...
...roots from the same tree, Jack...nice, easy going folk tune...be sweet for a singalong. Ed's got the feel just right...nice work, guys...
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Dadai.2 said 2911 days ago (October 6th, 2009)
Roots run deep and wide...
thanks Bob. An easy going tune and Ed is the perfect guy to be up on the stage playing bass. Glad you enjoyed this one.

Jack
Feter said 2911 days ago (October 6th, 2009)
The Riverside
Man this is just awesome classic of yours ...
Ed is the man where ever he ll be ..just the
one to stand and let the song cool ..very cool
easy beat song ..right to the core ..the harp
is spot on ..what you dont like in this ??
a true classic ...thnx alot for sharin !!!!!
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Dadai.2 said 2911 days ago (October 6th, 2009)
Feter, you da man...
Such generous words from your heart. Thanks my friend. I'm just glad the tune brings a smile to your face, and maybe even gets your toe a-tapping. Ed is cool, he ain't no fool... he's down at the riverside...

Jack
sloparts said 2911 days ago (October 6th, 2009)
Sounds Great Jack
Love the slide guitar you put in, and the mix came out terrific. I could say something about that bass player, but I'm not sure what to say about him, except maybe he's getting old.

Love the song, love the new tracks and the mix. Kudos Jack you done good dude.

Ed
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Dadai.2 said 2911 days ago (October 6th, 2009)
Heheh...
I was just about to comment on the Halloween Man words, when "Poof" he disappeared!

Glad you like it Ed. Your a brick for jumping in with your bass, anchoring this little folk ditty. It would be cool if we could be up some old platform performing this for a bunch of good old folks somewhere.

Thanks...
Ren-Tin-10 said 2911 days ago (October 6th, 2009)
The Stuff Folkie Dreams are Made Of
Yes, I REALLY like this one!

Fav'd.

Cheers,
Jim
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Dadai.2 said 2911 days ago (October 6th, 2009)
Folkie dreams...

Are they any other kind of dreams? ;-)

Thanks mate... makes my heart glad you like this.

Jack
Roxylee said 2911 days ago (October 6th, 2009)
This flows like the river
The slide guitar and Ed's bass spice up this version. I love it. If you guys were playing at the coffeehouse, I'd be asking for encores.
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Dadai.2 said 2911 days ago (October 6th, 2009)
Hey Roxy...

And if we were playing at the coffeehouse and you asked for an encore... Ed and I would be definitely obliging!

Thanks Roxy...

D
Moviz said 2911 days ago (October 7th, 2009)
Cosy and Warm
around the old camp fire.... songs like they used to be..... and excellent additions to this by all Jack, Love the whole sound, regards M
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Dadai.2 said 2911 days ago (October 7th, 2009)
Merci Mr. M...
Life around the camp fire... would that it could be always so carefree.

Thanks for stopping in.
J
lengold said 2911 days ago (October 7th, 2009)
Really enjoyed
this the last time, it reminded me, and still does of 'Don't Worry Be Happy'.
Ed's and your additions are excellent.
Cheers
Len

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Dadai.2 said 2911 days ago (October 7th, 2009)
Thank you Mr. Len...
A fine compliment that the song reminds you of the vibe in Don't Worry... I think Ed is definitely a don't worry kind of guy..

cheers,
Jack
MarkHolbrook said 2911 days ago (October 7th, 2009)
Oh wow...
The bass really adds a dimension to this! Nicely done! This is really full sounding now... Nicely done Ed!

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Dadai.2 said 2911 days ago (October 7th, 2009)
Bass indeed....
Yep Mark, Ed's bass totally anchors the song and gives it the needed depth of sound lacking before. Glad you like it and agree on Ed's addition. Thanks.

Jack
blaky smith said 2911 days ago (October 7th, 2009)
New
Nice to hear again this tune, I like this slide guitar sound and the bass, good job you two, nice new version Jack...
Marc
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Dadai.2 said 2910 days ago (October 7th, 2009)
Marc... merci!

So great to have you visit and listen. This all came together quite well... both Ed and I are pleased. Just so nice to have you join in on the music.

Jack
crissew said 2911 days ago (October 7th, 2009)
Love these campfire style
country songs. So earthy and down home. I am a country boy at heart, I think. Great harp, nice tasteful bass part and enjoyed the vox. Great job.
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Dadai.2 said 2910 days ago (October 7th, 2009)
We're all country boys....
(and gals, as the case may be...).

Thanks Charles. This kind of vibe just keeps bubbling up every now and then when I grab my guitar. The band is much appreciative of your gracious comments...

Jack
snowdragon said 2911 days ago (October 7th, 2009)
Excellent
Dadai at his best :)
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Dadai.2 said 2910 days ago (October 7th, 2009)
A voice from the north....

if you say this is his best... then it must be so.

Thanks mate.
Vic Holman said 2911 days ago (October 7th, 2009)
3rd time a charm
nice ED-dition with Ed's bass.

I also got a kick out off the added slide, just the right amount.
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Dadai.2 said 2910 days ago (October 7th, 2009)
3rd time?

Did I miss a version? Any hoo... Ed 'twas a great edition, as you say. And I'm glad you got a little kick from the slide.... I'm just getting into that.

cheers my friend.

Jack
egobandit said 2910 days ago (October 8th, 2009)
Sliding away
Its late afternoons sitting back making blues and putting it down thanks man!
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Dadai.2 said 2910 days ago (October 8th, 2009)
Bartender....

another cold one for my friend Tim....

;-)
scofugate said 2909 days ago (October 9th, 2009)
Great Collab!
Great Song! I am glad I found this! Reminds my of the hills in Tennessee! The collab is a perfect match.
Great job guys..
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Dadai.2 said 2909 days ago (October 9th, 2009)
Hey there...

I'm glad you found us also... a little tune to remind you of Tenn. Thanks much for taking the time to leave your reaction.

Jack
Ed Hannifin said 2908 days ago (October 10th, 2009)
I think it works....
...to have that bass in there...

You tend to use a rather trebly and somewhat metallic tone on your acoustic guitar sometimes, Jack, and I think it works to couple that sort of tone with a deeper tone... Each instrument ends up with its bit of the sonic territory...

Still a neat tune....

Ed
Dadai.2 said 2908 days ago (October 10th, 2009)
Thanks Ed...

The other "Ed's" bass makes a big difference in my ear... good to know you like the addition, also. The ChannelStrip plugin has been helping quite a bit on the "sonic territory" thing.

Jack
magnatone said 2905 days ago (October 13th, 2009)
The Riverside
oh what a terrific collab this is! always love your voice Jack and this loosey, goosey gem is makin' my morning! Loverly harmonica bits in there!
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TERRAPLANE said 2898 days ago (October 20th, 2009)
Nice
to hear another harp player here at MJs. The slide is a nice touch & and you certainly can't go wrong with the versatile Ed > sloparts < sitting in.
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thetiler said 2870 days ago (November 16th, 2009)
Enjoy the
full feel to this as it open up. Enjoy the bass as well as the other instruments. Nice down home feel to this !
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VicDiesel said 2864 days ago (November 23rd, 2009)
So there we were
me, my electric bass and my harmonica.

Still a sweet and simple tune, but now with added lazy feeling from that bass.
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Dadai.2 said 2863 days ago (November 23rd, 2009)
ah go on....

Vic, you're just saying that to put a smile on my face...

thanks,
Jack
scaustrita said 2862 days ago (November 24th, 2009)
Don't Worry be . . .
Nice laid back bluesy down by the riverside on a cool spring day kind of song. A parts blend well together, great lyrics and vocals. But that harmonica is stealing the show! The slide guitar is appealing too . . .

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sschedra said 2858 days ago (November 29th, 2009)
Jack
This song gives a relaxing philosophic folk lesson. Sometimes it even has a Dylan-esque quality to it. Very nice,
Stephen
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SmokeyVW said 2858 days ago (November 29th, 2009)
water
yes indeed, there is something magical about being near water - a river, a lake, an ocean, doesn't matter. especially in August with your best friends, in the late afternoon, campfire, a few beers, maybe a guitar...

thanks
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Char said 2231 days ago (August 18th, 2011)
Reminds
me of Bob Dylan. It has to be the lyrics and the way you sang them. Nice collab with Ed. Thanks.
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