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Oh Danny Boy


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TobinMueller

 Genre: Ballad

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An alternative version of an old classic. Tragic, thoughtful, full of subtle (and not so subtle) color changes, hopefully placing the lyrics into a new setting to help the listener hear them in a new way.

This autumn has been good to me. Clear cooler air has combined with a focused drug regimen to enable me to feel a little better. I was able to sing this week without negative effects. (Last time I sang in preparation of a gig in July and got a collapsed lung, my 16th so far, I think.) My voice is weak and a little shaky, and it took 4 takes to capture phrases without coughing, but I think it works for this song. Having a close mic certainly helps. I played piano and recorded vocals in later takes.

The chordal progression in this cover of the classic Oh Danny Boy tries to evoke a special setting for each lyric. Like a tone poem. Yes, lots of Bb, Eb and F+ chords. But I think I use around 20 chords and derivatives in this simple 3 chord progression tune. Please note some of the chord substitutions: the half-step chromatic progression "down the mountainside"; the C2/A on "I must bide" that evokes a different dimension; the Bb/F# on "in shadow"; the mutli-key progression on "and I am dead" evoking separation and tragedy; the arpeggio on "Ave" that quotes Gounod's Ave Marie; G/Am on "sleep in peace" that, again, tries to create a new space for sleeping; the lack of any chords played after "tell me that you love me" that symbolizes the long silence waiting for those words; the rising chromatic progression on the final "come ye back when summer's in the meadow" to contrast to the decent down the mountainside in the first stanza. And the ending that, for me, evokes Bernstein/Sondheim's "Somewhere."

I've been playing with chords on several cover songs lately, using the resonance of my new piano. It sounds so great in person, I wish I could invite you to hear it sitting next to me. The sound of my new baby grand is dictating my arrangements in a fundamental way. Kind of interesting. I am working an a duet album with my saxophone collaborator, Woody Mankowski, and all the songs are very harmonic-oriented.

For more regarding "Song of Myself," please seer the project page on my website: http://www.tobinmueller.com/solo/

Other draft tracks from "Song of Myself" shared on MacJams include:
Dignity (by Bob Dylan)
Blackbird (by Paul McCartney)
Blue Tattoos (based on songs by Joni Mitchell)
Frozen Man (by James Taylor)
I Have Been Deceived (based on songs by Elton John/Bernie Taupin)
American Tune (by Paul Simon)
Oh Danny Boy (traditional)
No Place Like Home (a duet: piano/soprano sax)
Before There Were Gods (with Michael Hedges)
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OH DANNY BOY

Oh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling
From glen to glen, and down the mountain side
The summer's gone, and all the flowers are dying
'Tis you, 'tis you must go and I must bide.

But come ye back when summer's in the meadow
Or when the valley's hushed and white with snow
'Tis I'll be here in sunshine or in shadow
Oh Danny boy, oh Danny boy, I love you so.

And if you come, when all the flowers are dying
And I am dead, as dead I well may be
You'll come and find the place where I am lying
And kneel and say an "Ave" there for me.

And I shall hear, tho' soft you tread above me
And all my dreams will warm and sweeter be
If you'll not fail to tell me that you love me
I'll simply sleep in peace until you come to me.

But come ye back when summer's in the meadow
Or when the valley's hushed and white with snow
'Tis I'll be here in sunshine or in shadow
Oh Danny boy, oh Danny boy, I love you so.
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Bubowski said 2039 days ago (October 28th, 2011)
Harmonic Progression
Love the different harmonic structure. It's definitely got "art song" written all over it, but I love the little jazz chords that crop up here and there which keeps it grounded. Glad to hear you are feeling better.
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TobinMueller said 2039 days ago (October 28th, 2011)
Art Song
Right. I as trying for a way to let the lyrics create a current I had to follow. When I would arrive at a phrase that worked with a specific chord, then I had to figure out how to get there and then move on, creating differing progressions. Arranging it included this sort of puzzle-making as well as simply playing it a hundred times in different moods to try and hit upon what I liked the best.

Back in the day when I had a tenor-baritone voice, I used to sing this with my head thrown back in my best Celtic-bred imitation. (I am 1/8th Celt; 7/8ths German in European heritage, but it played out more like 1/3-2/3 in my upbringing.) Now that I simply cannot sing that way anymore, I end up singing like this. Perhaps part of it is simple pragmatism. It's also an old man's version, which is also what the lyrics evoke if read a certain way. I'm hoping Dylan Thomas would've liked this version. I was thinking of him when I sang.

Thanks for the listen.
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Abraxas said 2039 days ago (October 28th, 2011)
Timeless
A favorite tune. An incredible performance. Rich and vibrant. Flowing and fresh.

Many thanks.

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TobinMueller said 2039 days ago (October 28th, 2011)
Flowing and fresh
Thank you. I was hoping for just that sort of reaction.
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Char said 2039 days ago (October 28th, 2011)
This
is a great song. Very nice rendition. Thanks.
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TobinMueller said 2039 days ago (October 28th, 2011)
And
...congratulations on your new grandchild!
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Moviz said 2039 days ago (October 28th, 2011)
Chords
and the harmonies within them do so much to colour a song, give hope, bring sadness, happiness, longing etc. and you've used them to the ultimate and beautifully here Tobin. So pleased that you were/are able to sing with more ease physically .....and as you'll know, where there is a little tension or strain it comes across even more in the emotion stakes. You sang this probably with more apparent feeling than if you didn't have your health limitations..... it's a beautiful and very emotional rendering of a wonderful old song...... love it, regards M
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TobinMueller said 2039 days ago (October 28th, 2011)
emotion
Thanks. Yes, I believe you/re right about the sense of emotion coming from health issues, perspective, limitations, working with what's left. My left chest is soar today, which is a slight worry. Thats the side I have the most collapses on. But I think I survived the effort. I think I'll try and record something like this ever 2 weeks or so, in case there comes a time I can't do it again. I appreciate your careful ears and empathetic listening.
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Feter said 2039 days ago (October 28th, 2011)
Oh Danny Boy
I can say this was the very first thought before click play it would be so special and it is ...very theatrical ..full of emotions through a very honest vocal an excellent voice of poet sitting at a piano in a dark Broadway stage ..well arranged and gave nice expressions through the piano ..autumn is here yet so pleasant and I m happy to hear your voice and that you are doing good my friend ..thanks a lot for sharing such delightful song !!
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TobinMueller said 2039 days ago (October 28th, 2011)
a dark Broadway stage
The empty stage, the grand piano just off in the wings, this is where I often played in the dark middle of the afternoon, before rehearsal, between performances. Solitude, astounding acoustics, ambience, history, ghosts.. a fabulous space to dream. Thank you for picturing that. Sometimes it is another's words that are the easiest to sing. There is something so full yet so stark about this song. I am listening again as I write this, and your comments bring a tear to my eyes.
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richard13 said 2039 days ago (October 28th, 2011)
Bravo!
Bravely attempted and beautifully realized.
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John Stebbe said 2039 days ago (October 28th, 2011)
Experience
Well done, Tobin. This recording could only have been done by someone with a good deal of life experience. The themes of love, life, longing, and death, are beautifully and movingly expressed on this track, in a way that a younger person simply could not accomplish. It's not a certain chord or vocal technique on this track that brings these thoughts to mind. It's a feeling which you, Tobin, are communicating, perhaps without being fully aware of it. I am past 50 now, as I gather you probably are too, and I am reminded more and more how precious life is, as I get older. The lyrics to this song, and your sensitive, personal performance, remind me of this all the more.

I had heard somewhere about your voice problems. I am happy to be able to hear your fine voice on this track.

"Somewhere" -- yes, I heard it too! What a great song, and what a fine composer to emulate. Sondheim is such a talented man.

Your piano sounds just great! Before I listened, I had just gotten done working with a GarageBand song for a friend, using Synthogy Ivory. When I played your track, I thought, "This must be Synthogy Ivory too, because it sounds so great." But the more I listened, the more 'real' details I heard which (as far as I know) cannot be duplicated with sampled instruments. I wish I had the room in my house for a grand piano, and I wish I had the budget to maintain an instrument like that. But I can be happy that I have Ivory, and a very nice controller (Yamaha P-120), which serve me quite well.

Thanks again for the listen, Tobin. I hope your voice continues to improve.
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TobinMueller said 2038 days ago (October 29th, 2011)
love, life, longing, death
Thanks for the great comments. Just to let you know, the vocals problems stem from lung issues, throat/joint & tissue swelling, a degrading sort of illness that is suppose to get progressively worse, yet seems to be getting a bit better as I diligently avoid allergens, stress, colds, and follow doctor instructions on my drugs. So, mostly I've been doing instrumentals this last 18 months.

All of this has added to my awareness of love, life, longing, and death. And has made songs like this, as well as singing them, all the more poignant. I agree with you about age and performance. And yet am never surprised when someone young brings to music a depth that floors me. Sometimes its just the right song and the right person. For me, now, these are the sorts of things I am compelled to play. So I'm going with it...
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jiguma said 2039 days ago (October 28th, 2011)
I so wish
that I'd learnt music theory!

I kind of follow what you're saying in your intro, but have to admit that I just go by ear on this - and I like what I hear.

Terrific vocal performance Tobin - my mum (and dad) would have been in tears after the first line.

Glad to hear you're feeling better in the health department.
Best wishes from Oz,
Neil
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TobinMueller said 2038 days ago (October 29th, 2011)
your mum
I wish your mum could've heard it, for sure. Thanks. Hope life is wizardly ace down in Oz, as well.
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thoddi said 2038 days ago (October 28th, 2011)
I love it
One of my favorite songs. Elvis' version is a valued one for me. Your interpretation goes deep into the lyrics, and your ways of tickling the ivory (plastic these days I guess) to support them is grand.
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TobinMueller said 2038 days ago (October 29th, 2011)
deep into the lyrics
Thank you. I've never heard Elvis' version. Didn't even know he recorded it. I'm off to surf the net and find a copy...
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Vic Holman said 2038 days ago (October 28th, 2011)
Oh Danny Boy
you really put a good twist to this old classic.

what i really enjoy out of this the emotions that really swells here, not only in the piano work but especially the vocal delivery.
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TobinMueller said 2038 days ago (October 29th, 2011)
swells
Thanks, Vic. My piano has this great mellow tone, I rarely play loudly anymore. It makes those impassioned fortes even better. I was happy I could sing out that day. The song deserves a moment of completely open pipes, that's for sure.

It's a very person song, Oh Danny Boy. Often times songs like this want to be frozen in time, replayed the way it first meant so much. This version now fills that bill for me. I'm glad you liked my twist.
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DWL said 2038 days ago (October 29th, 2011)
Unique stylings
A fairly straight take on the vocals (remarkably controlled especially given your health issues) but the piano harmony lifts this to another level.

It reminds me a little of some of the vocal/piano songs by Peter Warlock.

Very nicely done Tobin.

Cheers

Dick
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TobinMueller said 2034 days ago (November 2nd, 2011)
piano harmony lifts this
Thanks. I have tried to change the melody when singing this at home, and whenever it strays too far away from the original it sounds either forced, failed, or simply wrong. I am not the right vocalist to make this into something special vocally. But I do like the respect my vocals lend to the song while my hands try to explore "something more." I wouldn't call it "something new." What I wanted to do was respect the lyrics, the stories behind the words, not create a new musical version for the music's sake.

I have never heard of Peter Warlock. A great Halloween week name! I am off to discover this new suggestion.
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gadzooks said 2038 days ago (October 29th, 2011)
Oh Danny Boy
This has always been one of my favorite songs ... makes me nostalgic for my childhood. You have done a wonderful job of choosing interesting chords for such a classic melody without steering too far away from the original . Great passionate vocals. Very nice composition.
SG
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TobinMueller said 2034 days ago (November 2nd, 2011)
nostalgic for my childhood
I think the first time, as a kid, I ever heard this song was when it was performed by Joe Feeney on the Lawrence Welk variety show. It didn't really have personal significance until I "happened" to be in an Irish bar with my dying father for St. Patrick's Day and an Irish-decended fellow standing at the bar, holding an ale in his hand, spontaneously burst into song. Of course he sang this song. I was moved to tears. I began singing it at family gatherings when Suzanne's Italian relatives would come for Thanksgiving. Italians love to sing after dinner.

I did try to not steer too far afield. There is something so special about the traditional style, something too far from that source just seems like a gimmick, not an homage. Thanks.
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dave_b said 2035 days ago (November 1st, 2011)
Oh Danny Boy
Vocals sound great, they are imparting real emotion. The chords chosen provide some really interesting flavors. Love the chords on the ending especially.
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TobinMueller said 2034 days ago (November 2nd, 2011)
Love the chords on the ending especially
That last stanza is meant to be sort of an antidote to the truly tragic chords in the stanza just before it. If I ended with "sleep in peace until you come to me" like the lyrics suggest, my interpretation is simply too sad, for me. Or for Suzanne, as my main listener. I needed to add a repeat of the "But come ye back" stanza just to not fall into depression. So I picked chords that buoyed my quieted spirit with a sense of nostalgic hope and peace. I'm glad you liked that ending.
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bud said 2035 days ago (November 1st, 2011)
Evocative interpretation
really unique and moving. Danny Boy has always been about emotion and longing - I grew up with it and have heard it all my life. I actually played guitar and sang it at my Mom's funeral a few years back. Thanks for this wonderful take.
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TobinMueller said 2033 days ago (November 3rd, 2011)
Mom's funeral
Thanks. I was thinking of having this sung at my funeral, too. In fact, part of me was recording this to be played at my funeral. Seriously. I may even come up with a series of songs, and album titled Funeral Preparations, or something. Reminds me of the way Walt Whitman wrote the entire last third of his final Leaves Of Grass collection more or less as a preparation for his death. He was my first favorite poet.
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PeterB7858 said 2034 days ago (November 2nd, 2011)
Unique take on a classic...
A unique take on a classic, you have managed to breath new life into an iconic song with your atmospheric chord progressions, Tobin. Glad to see your health is back to a place where you are well enough to sing again. Take care, Peter.
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TobinMueller said 2033 days ago (November 3rd, 2011)
Atmospheric chord progressions
Thanks. I actually feel like I have a broken rib, four days later, but I'm sure I escaped a collapse. It felt like two broken ribs the day after, so it's getting better. But I do hope to do one of these once or twice a month during the cooler months. I was really trying to breathe new life into the song, I appreciate your comments very much.
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Philip18 said 2034 days ago (November 2nd, 2011)
Danny Boy
A very beautiful song that is an old favourite. The arrangement gives it a personal element - rather than just play it the way it's always played, what you have done adds a new dimension to the lyrics and they have a real impact because of this. Rich tone to the piano. Much enjoyed!
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TobinMueller said 2033 days ago (November 3rd, 2011)
Personal element
Thank you. Its often the tone of the tragic Irish tenor that is enough to bring listeners to tears. I truly wanted the lyrics to come first, to try and paint a collage of visual images with the accompaniment. I'm glad that's how it worked for you. It gives me motivation to work out a Brett arrangement for my next piece...
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Sigmund said 2034 days ago (November 2nd, 2011)
Danny Boy
This is an inspiring performance. Your piano playing is excellent, and the choice of chords as the song progresses presents this timeless classic in an interesting new light. Your vox sound great, especially considering your health issues which must make this type of performance a real challenge. Enjoyable listen - thank you for sharing this with us -
Sig
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TobinMueller said 2033 days ago (November 3rd, 2011)
Danny Boy
I was thinking, as I read your comments, that this is also a song to the new generation. Who is Danny? A son? A friend? So is the person singing? Wife? Mother/Father? When I sing this to Suzanne at home, she sees herself as Danny. I imagine myself as Danny, the singer as my Father. After a life of wanting so to succeed in business, wanting so to be a pillar of the community, all he wants, as he lies there, is to hear me say I love you. I wonder if this internal storyline is evident in the singing.

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ste said 2031 days ago (November 4th, 2011)
impressive
version. like the piano backing a lot. my grandad always sang this every new year. always a sad memory. lots of sadness here too
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TobinMueller said 2013 days ago (November 23rd, 2011)
lots of sadness here too
Sadness, a portend. Yes. Thanks.
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guygrooves said 2030 days ago (November 5th, 2011)
Thanks Tobin
This is now my favourite version of this song. Every time I visit your page I take away knowledge of music I didn't have before. I have always loved this song and this interpretation of it is absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for sharing with us on so many different levels.
Peace
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TobinMueller said 2013 days ago (November 23rd, 2011)
now my favourite version
Thanks. That's my favorite comment, from my self-centered perspective. I have a few friends who've said that, and it really makes me feel great. Not necessarily that this is the best version, but that a new version can become more present, more compelling, by somehow becoming more personal, more authentic. It was what I was going for, what I was feeling myself. Much appreciated, thank you again.
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Parichayaka said 2023 days ago (November 13th, 2011)
fascinating
A whole new song! Much more intimate and moving than any other version of the song I've ever heard. I was so sad but equally if not even more inspired by your incredible story surrounding your excellent previous post, that took such a toll on your health. I've heard of many instances of the physical recovering miraculously from tremendous challenges and supposed chronic suffering, and I can only wish you such a recovery from your lung problems!

Your performance here really moved me - your piano playing is stunning as always, with chords I don't even know how you came up with - complex, yet transparent. Wonderful. A beautifully sounding piano can do wonders to one's inspiration and your interpretation is evidence of that. Hope this comment isn't too personal, but this is truly impressive and your vocal performance is sincere, humble even, and like I said before - so much more compelling than any other version of this song I've heard before.
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TobinMueller said 2013 days ago (November 23rd, 2011)
A whole new song!
Thank you so much. I've been playing songs very slowly lately, trying to mine the lyrics, the emotional underpinnings. I'm glad you felt it happening. And, yes, a beautiful piano can do wonders. I am actually rolling off the bass, which really reverberates in the room, and the highs, due to hiss in the mic. So, in person, the harmonics really live. But I like this blanketed version, too. It was a carved, crafted fell. I'm very glad you liked it.
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Doug Somers said 2021 days ago (November 14th, 2011)
For some reason
when I play this same piece on the piano, I am tempted to seriously mess with the traditional harmonies as well - although not to the interesting and tasteful degree you have captured here. (Also, I'm not a pianist - nuff said.) Thank you for the notes on what you were doing or intending as this always makes the listening experiencing twice the joy.

More importantly to me though is that you have again found your voice (and it seems like it has been waiting to express itself with pent up deep emotion that pours forth through your nuanced phrasing). It must have been liberating to record this. I sincerely hope that your recovery continues unabated and that you are unhindered in all forms of musical expression.

While the entire piece is full of musical gems, both vocally and in your fresh arrangement, I love the ending best of all. The cord progression and the figure in the right hand that beautifully wraps up the whole play of emotion we have been through as listeners and leaves us with much to contemplate in thought and feeling.

Take care,
Doug
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TobinMueller said 2013 days ago (November 23rd, 2011)
again found your voice
Thank you. Not sure if I've "found" my voice, because to me it feels like I'm more "reconstructing" my voice with its current limitations, lack of normal control and inescapable breathiness. My chest hurt for days after this, such a strain it ended up being. But that is getting better. I fear this ability to sing is a window opening up that may close again, so I am trying to record a few more songs. I'm trying to do things in a single take now, which is much less of a strain. But requires more rehearsing.

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ShadowofNine said 2011 days ago (November 25th, 2011)
Oh Danny Boy
First I hope what ever ails you is past and will stay in the back ground, I know what it is like to be unwell it affects everything and everyone around us, I love this version of the classic you did it with passion and taste, Bravo fabulous track...
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TobinMueller said 2004 days ago (December 2nd, 2011)
passion and taste
Thank you. I am taking advantage of a window in time where I can sing... before my next lung collapse closes it again. I'm compiling a few of them here: http://www.tobinmueller.com/solo/
I'm glad you were able to hear this on.
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RichardSchletty said 2010 days ago (November 25th, 2011)
The pipes are calling!
...and you answered with your reclaimed pipes. Very nice arrangement of a classic. Great job, Tobin. Best always.
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TobinMueller said 2004 days ago (December 2nd, 2011)
reclaimed pipes
Love the double meaning. Your use of language always brings a smile to my face. And thanks for passing this track along to your friend (as you mentioned in email). I've found piano players really enjoy the progressions I employ. Thanks for continuing to hang around!
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tokai said 2004 days ago (December 2nd, 2011)
This song means a lot to me
I remember as a kid this was always a favourite in the Irish ale houses, which seemed more like large social gatherings of extended front rooms. I did not understand what this song meant, but I recall the passion it was sung with, as if it was a very important historical reference, which later I found out it was. I used to pretend I new all the words and sang along.

This song brought back those memories, sung with the same passion I recall. Strange to understand something that you have no real knowledge of due to lack of experience, yet you do understand it from a mystical ancestral lineage. I can't explain, I just know the emotion.

The pipes are playing for us all, we just don't hear them.

Beautiful track.
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TobinMueller said 2004 days ago (December 2nd, 2011)
The pipes are playing for us all, we just don't hear them
Thank you for your personal historical perspective. I'm glad you had a chance to hear it. I appreciate al your memories and am very happy to have pricked them again. Thanks for listening.
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julius18 said 1996 days ago (December 10th, 2011)
Oh Danny Boy
Good song structure and the piano is really well played. Good song melody. Well done
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TobinMueller said 1934 days ago (February 10th, 2012)
song structure
Thanks. I think my favorite part of the structure of the arrangement is the repeat of the first chorus at the end. Otherwise, it ends too tragically, I think. My version of the last verse is more sparse than the others and repeating that chorus helps to bring some hope back into the vision.
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plexura said 1991 days ago (December 15th, 2011)
Thank you
With snow sprayed up and down the barn door, blown open by the extended arm of the cold wind. Lord, I find myself bitten to chillingly alone. (Apparently inspirational).
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TobinMueller said 1934 days ago (February 10th, 2012)
Poetic
Thank you for the poetic visual reaction. I truly appreciate it.
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woofer3 said 1990 days ago (December 16th, 2011)
Oh Danny Boy
excellent rendition of this old classic, I loved the piano playing particularly, so moody and full of atmosphere. Thoroughly enjoyed this. The vocals sounded fine and very in keeping with the general mood of it all.
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TobinMueller said 1934 days ago (February 10th, 2012)
moody and atmosphere
Thanks. I'm glad you liked a version without the proper accent! I'm happy you liked the piano, it's what I worked very hard on, getting it just the way I wanted.
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michaeljayklein said 1978 days ago (December 27th, 2011)
Danny Boy
Unforgettable...
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TobinMueller said 1934 days ago (February 10th, 2012)
Nat King Cole
Thanks.
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seadogbluesband said 1976 days ago (December 30th, 2011)
It's all that
I'm glad for the instructive way you explained the process. Musicians fascinate me; always building on what came before them. You did everything you set out to do I think, and the vulnerable vocal against the fullness of the piano is lovely.
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TobinMueller said 1934 days ago (February 10th, 2012)
On the shoulders of...
I appreciate you identifying the vocals as "vulnerable." I like that. Juxtaposed against the fullness of the piano. Really nice. Thanks. Just what I was trying to do.
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TvRicky said 1945 days ago (January 29th, 2012)
Images of Yesteryear
Big Sound with vocals strong and sincere. Fine performance and playing my friend. Dramatic and Fresh!

A SincerelyZipped, TvRicky
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TobinMueller said 1934 days ago (February 10th, 2012)
Dramatic and Fresh!
Thank you. I am trying to make all the songs I am arranging for my Song Of Myself project to be fresh takes. Please check out my other covers if you have time:
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Narad said 1927 days ago (February 17th, 2012)
Oh Danny Boy
Impressive work !
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TobinMueller said 1447 days ago (June 11th, 2013)
Impressive
Thank you. I love this song...
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