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Moccasin Blues v2 (w/ Six-Nail-Coffin)


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Here is my take on Adam Prawlocki's "Moccasin Blues" which he posted a while ago as an Open Collaboration. His playing is a lot better than my singing but I do what I can ;-)

I've had some recent nudges from my musical muse but so far this is all I've got. I submit it just for fun.
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Lyrics
MOCCASIN BLUES v2

Got snakes in my head
Got snakes in my brain
Won't you help me Lord
Won't you ease my pain

Everywhere I go
I see her face
She follows me around
All over the place

She done me wrong
But I can't get free
Won't you help me Lord
Won't you pity me

Got snakes in my head
Got snakes in my brain
Won't you help me lord
Before I go insane

Got snakes in my brain
And snakes in my heart
You know these mean ol' snakes
Are tearing me apart

Got snakes in my pockets
Got snakes in my shoes
So many goddamn' snakes
Give me the moccasin blues

Got snakes in my head
Got snakes in my brain
Won't you help me Lord
Before I go insane
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Hits: 1760
Comments: 31
Fans: 15
Plays: 192
Downloads: 32
Votes: 0
Uploaded: Sep 19, 2012 - 06:13:24 PM
Last Updated: Oct 26, 2012 - 11:02:38 AM Last Played: Mar 19, 2017 - 10:06:14 PM
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sammydix said 1650 days ago (September 19th, 2012)
Moccasin Blues
How old did you say you were? (rhetorical)
this sounds Indie!
...and immediately one of my favs.
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richard13 said 1649 days ago (September 20th, 2012)
Thanks Sam
I appreciate it. You don't need to worry about me taking your job ;-)
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Philip18 said 1650 days ago (September 20th, 2012)
Moccasin blues
Nice swampy feel to it all, both in the guitar and the voice. Some interesting lyrics there - those snakes sure are persistent! Good fun song, Richard.
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richard13 said 1649 days ago (September 20th, 2012)
Damn snakes!
Adam's guitar is definitely swampy Philip, I just tried to sing along. Glad you like it.
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Six-Nail-Coffin said 1650 days ago (September 20th, 2012)
Love it!
What a great take on the song. Awesome delivery
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richard13 said 1649 days ago (September 20th, 2012)
Awesome is good, thanks.
I tried for that deep gravelly voice you sometimes use but it tore up my throat too much. Thanks for the opportunity to have a little fun.
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PeterB7858 said 1649 days ago (September 20th, 2012)
The snakes in Spain...
Nice authentic vibe, Richard. Your vocals and lyrics complement Adam's swampy guitar work well. Were there snakes on a plane as well? :-) Thanks for the post. Regards, Peter.
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richard13 said 1649 days ago (September 21st, 2012)
The snakes in Spain...
stay mainly in my brain. Those that aren't on a plane, that is. Thanks for the compliment on my complements, and for the visit Peter.
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Moviz said 1649 days ago (September 21st, 2012)
Whatever
tone you put on your voice here is spot on for the mood of the song... yes as some said, very swampy indeed and your muse is leading you up the right path vocal-wise Richard.... love the moodiness here.... guitar by Adam is great too, cheers M
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richard13 said 1648 days ago (September 22nd, 2012)
Thanks Mo
I think this is the first time (first song) I've been complimented for my vocals. I hope it doesn't go to my head (where the snakes are).
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rok41 said 1648 days ago (September 21st, 2012)
Moccasin Blues
Cool take on this Richard, it's great to hear you stepping out! I like spontaneous collabs of this sort. Keep em coming!
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richard13 said 1648 days ago (September 22nd, 2012)
Stepping out
Hey Chris, thanks for stopping by. As I told Adam, I just started singing along as I listened to his guitar piece the first time I heard it. I just HAD to give it a go ;-)
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egobandit said 1648 days ago (September 21st, 2012)
Good Fun
your musical muse is shining great mix the voice and guitar, very cool contrast! Snakes in the brain!
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richard13 said 1648 days ago (September 22nd, 2012)
Fun indeed!
Although I hope my muse can do better than this. Adam's tune was inspirational. Thanks.
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Daugrin said 1648 days ago (September 22nd, 2012)
Laughing...
If you set out to make a parody you succeeded!

Daug
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richard13 said 1648 days ago (September 22nd, 2012)
Parody? What's that?
Seriously, I don't think you should be laughing at my mental afflictions, especially when that nest between my ears gets REALLY agitated when I try listening to some of your work. Maybe you have some snakes too ;-)
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Daugrin said 1648 days ago (September 22nd, 2012)
Richard who loves ya?
I do of course! (If my work agitates you I have succeeded lol). The idea that you can make fun of this genre and get away with it so easily is fine with me... the music in this genre inspired a generation of boomers... just consider that Beefheart took himself seriously as well... lol. That guitar line is wonderful!

Daug
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richard13 said 1648 days ago (September 22nd, 2012)
Back at ya, dude! Hugs all around.
It's the snakes that get agitated; I just lie back comfortably and let the mellow sounds wash over me ;-) And I have NEVER been accused of taking myself seriously. You are right about the guitar track. I thank you for both of us.
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Les_Kloo said 1647 days ago (September 22nd, 2012)
Never trust a snake
It works.
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richard13 said 1647 days ago (September 22nd, 2012)
That's what that woman in the fig leaf said
Thanks Les, I think.
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Les_Kloo said 1646 days ago (September 23rd, 2012)
Richard
Yes, my compliments. I liked it.
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magnatone said 1647 days ago (September 22nd, 2012)
Moccasin Blues
holy cow - this is excellent rich! and sammy is right, it DOES sound indie - very cool. you two have good musical energy together - try another!
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richard13 said 1647 days ago (September 22nd, 2012)
You are too kind Karen
but I'd love to try another sometime.
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paul f. page said 1647 days ago (September 22nd, 2012)
Words?
I wish I could understand the narrative.
Sure has a nice feel to it all, though. Must be my slowing deteriorating hearing, I guess.
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richard13 said 1647 days ago (September 22nd, 2012)
Sorry Paul
I guess I got snakes in my mouth, as well. Thanks for stopping by.
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Narad said 1647 days ago (September 23rd, 2012)
Moccasin Blues
Thanks for the little fun ! Snakingly good ! :)
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Bob Rodgers said 1644 days ago (September 26th, 2012)
A
great trad blues number, love the raw guitars and vocals, just as it should be for this genre.
Great guitar playing and very much enjoyed.

Bob
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alackbass said 1641 days ago (September 29th, 2012)
Moccasin Blues v2 (w/ Six-Nail-Coffin)
Adam's playing here is brilliant! Sounds like the real deal! And your vocal matches his vibe perfectly. Full of soul and venom!
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Demeter7 said 1614 days ago (October 26th, 2012)
I hate snakes.
I went to a zoo where I was surrounded by a few hundred snakes. I had the worst nightmare that night. I woke up screaming.
You sound like a boozed up, down on yer luck guy trying to exorcise some demons. It would fit in the film, Oh, Brother, Where Art Thou. You did great. Thanks.
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albertruss said 1531 days ago (January 16th, 2013)
moccasin blues
pretty cool , i see a hitchhiker thumbing through arizona, with one eye looking back ,nervous from the snakes in his head...
like the sound and teh tune..peace from fla.
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jfisenne said 1237 days ago (November 6th, 2013)
Moccasin Blues
I got a real kick out of this tune. Your lyrics and the timing of your vocal delivery work perfectly with the guitar part. I'm glad I checked this out - very nice!
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