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I have to compete with myself and put out something thats the opposite of what I just did it keeps me insane,i do apologise.

It was originally a test for youtube - the video of which is here,I just wanted to try filming and recording at the same time.The results were pretty ropey so I thought I'd try re-recording it just as audio this morning.Only trouble is the bridge broke off my guitar which I got for 15 pounds from a charity shop,so I put a loose bit of stick off a tree in place of it - it seems to work ok but the action not very good for slide guitar.still.. that bit of wood's been in there half a year now,and it seems to work ok.

I don't know about guitars - i tried rubbing the fretboard in candlewax,babyoil and 3-in-one to stop all the noise when recording.Likely theres probaby no shorter way of ruining your guitar.So - lucky then I recorded this in its memory.

The lyrics are about somebody close deciding to go,I think.

here's the original video - unfortunately I'm wearing a fosters larger hat which I got for free by singing kareoke on my way home from work on New years day about 5 years ago.(link opens in new tab/window)

Heaven on youtube by RG
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Lyrics
Heaven

You never told me where,
You never told me when.
Our love in the fields
Meant something back then
But god above decided your fate
And took you from me
A lifetime away
We never heard a sound
You just drifted away
Maybe I'll join her again someday

But you feel so close when you're walking through my dreams..

On the greenest hill
On the darkest day
I stand in this place
Together we'll pray
That people unkind
Will mend their ways
You never did wrong,
But that gave you no right
To fall from grace
In the dead of the night

But I am not a preacher,
And I don't make the rules
And if I knew the answers
I'd be sailing along
The silver clouds to you.

(c) 2010 rg paddler
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Hits: 2760
Comments: 61
Fans: 42
Plays: 141
Downloads: 74
Votes: 2
Uploaded: Oct 18, 2010 - 10:34:26 AM
Last Updated: Oct 18, 2010 - 11:33:11 AM Last Played: Mar 18, 2017 - 04:26:35 PM
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Comments
tempie said 2409 days ago (October 18th, 2010)
yeah i like this version
a lot better than the youtube version. but anyway this is great man. you have to stop posting though, i feel like i'm kissing ass, having to write you two "great" comments on the same day. but truly, this is just really honest and your vocals are outstanding. real blues.
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paddler said 2409 days ago (October 18th, 2010)
..
just listened to some of yur songs - i'll be back! Thank you (-:
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rabittwhole said 2409 days ago (October 18th, 2010)
lol Rich
... love the back story ...love the track
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paddler said 2409 days ago (October 18th, 2010)
thank you
donny darko - il be watching out for your tunes! - Rich
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crissew said 2409 days ago (October 18th, 2010)
love the slide
That really sounds sweet. Gives the song an old school rustic backyard sittin on the porch with a bottle of moonshine sound. Excellent!
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paddler said 2409 days ago (October 18th, 2010)
moonshine
if you could see the weather here man - you need the moonshine to keep from freezing - its dark cold and horrid,but as usual i'm on applejuice - numbs the pain.Thank you Charlie.Charles.chaz? crissew - RG - Rich
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michaelkoppenheffer said 2409 days ago (October 18th, 2010)
love it!
Great sounds--this was the best recording from a stick-enhanced guitar I think I've ever heard. Love the clarity of this, and its sincerity!
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paddler said 2409 days ago (October 18th, 2010)
thanks mike
well it was a stick i'd started to carve into a pendant but i hadnt gotten as far as making any details on it so it was quite smoooth.Thank you for taking time to comment RG
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Loob said 2409 days ago (October 18th, 2010)
Love the slide work!
Kinda has a James Taylor vibe on the vox. Me likes!
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Loob said 2409 days ago (October 18th, 2010)
re:Noise
To me it gives it good character!
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paddler said 2409 days ago (October 18th, 2010)
..
Thank YOU!
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SISTERS said 2409 days ago (October 18th, 2010)
speechless
well, almost....
i think your guitar work is wonderful, rich. i'm familiar with your keys, but this is news to me, and Very Good News. i'm happy you sang this - the simple, heartfelt delivery and the slidey guitar sound stellar together.
color me gobsmacked, anne
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paddler said 2409 days ago (October 18th, 2010)
thank you
the first album i put up on cd baby that came about as a result of being on MJ was all guitar.Twisted Stick.Thats the name of the album - not an insult! rICH
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alackbass said 2409 days ago (October 18th, 2010)
Heaven
Nice guitar sound. Why would you go to such extremes to remove the little noises from an acoustic guitar? That's part of the instruments charm, particularly when playing acoustic blues. It's amazing how versatile you are.
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paddler said 2409 days ago (October 18th, 2010)
NOISE
really you must have found with cheap accoustic guitars that if you try and slide up on the strings you get this horrible swiping sound that sticks out like a sore thumb - of course it could be that I should have some lessons,but i found with nylon strings you don't get that,or the price of the guitar changes it too.the wax did work though,but theres prob some pro wax you get for guitars..? Thank you Andrew - variety is the spice! rich
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MarkHolbrook said 2409 days ago (October 18th, 2010)
Rich
Is there nothing you cannot do? sigh... excellent!
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paddler said 2409 days ago (October 18th, 2010)
plenty
- bagpipes,drive,pick up worms,remember what day it is.When it comes to sales - i'm great at putting people off.i'd be no good on 'The Apprentice'.ok scrub it - i'd win it.lol.Thanks Mark
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Symphony101 said 2409 days ago (October 18th, 2010)
Great tune
I'll check the video too, very nice work Richard.
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paddler said 2409 days ago (October 18th, 2010)
..
video's bit dodgy thank you yves - rich
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lengold said 2409 days ago (October 18th, 2010)
Lovely to
hear this again Rich - I have watched the video a few times over the years. It's great to have the opportunity to have a copy, thanks.
You are a truly multi-talented artist.
Cheers
Len

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paddler said 2409 days ago (October 18th, 2010)
..
Thank you Len Gold!
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Moviz said 2409 days ago (October 18th, 2010)
Sounds
excellent even though you say it was make do and mend LOL.... love the way you swap genre's /styles as I do also; comes from playing out and feeding different crowds I think.
This is a great song and the sounds really good, nice tones vocally and from the guitar; love the slide, regards M
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paddler said 2409 days ago (October 18th, 2010)
make do
i'm one of those who still sews clothes when they wear out M,someone broke the bathroom mirror the other day and i couldnt resist soldering it back together with bits of stained glass.too true - playing Lara's theme one minute then Wonderwall the next can get a bit tricky sometimes! Thank you M,Rich
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guygrooves said 2409 days ago (October 18th, 2010)
Too
cool for more than the word "raw"
Peace
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paddler said 2408 days ago (October 19th, 2010)
raw
haha thats quite a cryptic sentence thanks guy
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guygrooves said 2408 days ago (October 19th, 2010)
Raw...
Sorry Richard I didn't mean to be cryptic. I just couldn't think of a better word to describe what I liked about the track. I liked that it was just you and the patched up acoustic and a touch of reverb or delay. Your talent carried this piece, no production tricks or cutting and pasting... just... "raw"
Peace
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Social_Ice said 2409 days ago (October 18th, 2010)
little slide of heaven....
felt a little slide of heaven with this tune....in joy'd very much!! ~barbara
paddler said 2408 days ago (October 19th, 2010)
Thank you
barbara - your profile is also quite cryptic! - Thank you RG
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scofugate said 2409 days ago (October 18th, 2010)
Keepin it real man
Front porch, deep south, slide guitar...Man, It doesn't get much better than this man!! Love the live feel!

Great number
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paddler said 2408 days ago (October 19th, 2010)
Thanks
scott - I wish I had a front porch,got a back one though so can't complain.Well its not reaally mine - but I do sit on it.RG
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Cori Ander said 2408 days ago (October 19th, 2010)
Hey
my first impression, before reading your description, was "wow that sounds like a really neat guitar" .. well sometimes such old odd things found on a second hand or charity shop or at someones home who doesnt really care for or play on it, can be great things .. hope you still have it going ..

by the way, it was great to get a link to your u-tube page, didnt know of it before .. i especially digged the Coyote-track, that one is superbly visual .. by the way, the guitar on that one also seem to be a really nice one ..

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paddler said 2408 days ago (October 19th, 2010)
Neat
well I can't complain at that price - its got a electro pickup in it i haven't quite worked out why it doesnt work yet,would be nice to be able to plug it in.coyote is just one of the best guitar songs written i think,just the way she sings like a story.Thank you JO!
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DWL said 2408 days ago (October 19th, 2010)
A world apart
from the other post.

Nicely stripped back and very effective. Always good to see people actually perform.

Cheers

Dick
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paddler said 2407 days ago (October 20th, 2010)
Performing
Stripped and performing - hope you watched the right video,Dick! Thank you - RG
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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 2408 days ago (October 19th, 2010)
heaven
has an authentic sound and feel. nice picking with well chosen notes. warmth in the voice. cheers
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paddler said 2407 days ago (October 20th, 2010)
its
always hard knowing which of those pesky notes to choose.. Thank you Ciasm_zenabi! RG
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egobandit said 2408 days ago (October 19th, 2010)
RAw
Nice slide on this has an old warm feeling, cool singing I enjoyed!
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paddler said 2407 days ago (October 20th, 2010)
Slide
Old and warm - that's what I'd be this coming winter if I didnt have to go to work.the english love to moan about the weather.Thank you RG
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SpaceAlien said 2408 days ago (October 19th, 2010)
The beautiful world
The tone of your guitar is very beautiful.
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paddler said 2407 days ago (October 20th, 2010)
well
done for invading the earth.Thank you - RG
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Jarvoid said 2408 days ago (October 19th, 2010)
Very nice slow
sliding bluesy style ballad...Soggy Bottom Boys atmosphere generated by the smashing straw hat and the grainy B+W filming.Great job all round.

CJ
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paddler said 2407 days ago (October 20th, 2010)
Its the soggy bottom boys!
definately straw and not stetson! Thank you banjoman Chris
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dave_b said 2408 days ago (October 19th, 2010)
Heaven
Yeah, that slide guitar is very cool. What tuning is that open g? Understated vocs work well with this song.
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paddler said 2407 days ago (October 20th, 2010)
open
open D i think - apparently though drop D tuning is very fashionable at the moment Thank you Dave
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Rayelise said 2408 days ago (October 19th, 2010)
We never heard a sound.
This is a really beautiful and sensitive song. I like the raw sound of the slide guitar. The lyrics really resonate. d/led- thanks.
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fasteddie said 2408 days ago (October 19th, 2010)
Not bad
at all for a guit that's seen better days.

Cool slide guits!

Nice relaxed vox.

Much enjoyed!
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Carrie71 said 2408 days ago (October 19th, 2010)
Heaven
I really love the honesty and rawness of the song. Very nice. Love the guitar work but really love the vox.
ted23 said 2407 days ago (October 20th, 2010)
I'm
Listening as I work. Not analysing, just listening. Great. I could loop this and happily work away to it. Has an easy charm to the music and the vocals really work. Nice playin
davisamerica2 said 2407 days ago (October 20th, 2010)
Surprise, surprise!
I loved this Rich. Are there more sides to Paddler that we don't know about? Downloaded and happy to have it. Terry
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jdholliday said 2407 days ago (October 20th, 2010)
been outta touch
here this week, missed this pal, great job, love the slide and the JT style vocals!
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richardhowardjones said 2405 days ago (October 22nd, 2010)
Nice sound, Rich
Strange lyrics - I like 'em. Very neat sound.
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TERRAPLANE said 2405 days ago (October 22nd, 2010)
A singer & his guitar
What an inspiration ,,,,,, Thanks for the DL,, T
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Char said 2403 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
I love your
singing and playing. And I always have. You are just so natural. What a joy. Thank you.
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Ed Hannifin said 2403 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
What do I know...
I hear a touch of Roy Harper in this...

I love the nicely noisy slide sound... And the reverb'd vocal works for me...
jiguma said 2402 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
Fav'd on the strength of the intro
A really good listen Rich. This could be any one of a number of "proper" famous-type people (I'm being complimentary here in case it doesn't come across that way!). The guitar and vocals are both really cool - intimate, strong and "real".
Very good stuff!
Neil
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RosaLinda said 2402 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
The finest performence:)
I really like when its only one instrument and one voice! Both voice and instrument sounded beautiful on this and a GOOD song!
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jibes said 2402 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
...
I'm a fan! Excellent!!
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racerat said 2396 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
always
I'm always a big fan of a crap guitar tone. The fret buzz is intense but the overall tone is really pretty good actually. Love the counterpoint to your last epic post. I always love listening to your stuff Richard, I never know what you're gonna do next.
Now to check out the vid.
P


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Diviner said 2396 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
Lovely track
Very easy to listen to, and like the slight guitar slides throughout the music. Nice one Richard.
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Hickling_Stan said 2349 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
can't decide
Who you remind me of on this one...Bit of martin Stephenson and the Daintees I think. great authentic feel to this and good vocals. Enjoyed. Mark PS Just notice you collab'd on "Abby's Gotta Dance" which I've enjoyed for ages!
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Al Terego said 2327 days ago (January 8th, 2011)
Excellent
You have one mark at 6.75...I think someone must be jealous, it's better than that. Well written and played, not sure your voice is ever going to win any prizes (sounds a bit like you have a cold?) but this feels more like real blues than almost anything I have heard on here.

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