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I've had a lot of fun with this tune, I am not really in desperation to get a dime, but I do get the urge to open up the guitar case and see how much I can get thrown at me, oops I mean the guitar case :) I understand the terrible urge to get paid being a musician and so many can be considered lucky if passerby's do give then a dime even when they play great etc.
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Uploaded: Apr 24, 2013 - 12:24:32 AM
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michaeljayklein said 1694 days ago (April 24th, 2013)
Always a rewarding listen...
...every time you pick up that instrument Bill. This was wonderful; you did a great job with the vocal (and variations on the melody) and some of those fill-ins transcended "mere" fill-ins! Very sophisticated--and thanks for posting Bogie in "Treasure of the Sierra Madre"--I remember how broke Fred and Curly were in that picture, so that imagery fits well! You're amazing--thanks for sharing this! Michael
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johnwhitehead said 1694 days ago (April 24th, 2013)
Brother
Cool arrangement and fab performance. Love this.
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Symphony101 said 1694 days ago (April 24th, 2013)
A fantastic take
on a song I love very much. Very nicely done Bill ! Did you do the vocals too ?
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thetiler said 1694 days ago (April 24th, 2013)
Yes
I usually play the guitar and sing together. Not sure If I had to write it all down like Bach did, I think I would really be in trouble :) Unless I'm doing an instrumental or guitar solo etc.

Thanks Symphoy 10, John and michael for taking the time to give a listen and comment and I will be sure to hear your latest as well. thanks again!
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magnatone said 1694 days ago (April 24th, 2013)
Brother
what a treat to have a new offering from you Bill. your playing is always so first rate - great job and thanks!
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Parichayaka said 1694 days ago (April 24th, 2013)
a dime? make that a gold nugget!
Takes you to a simpler time and place. You're such an excellent guitar player, but I didn't know you could sing! Very enjoyable song. Really nice flow and songwriting. I'd definitely stop and listen, with a smile on my face.
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TobinMueller said 1694 days ago (April 24th, 2013)
Knowing Baritone
Fabulous. Love the mute pizzicato fingerpicking and the baritone vocals. This is so cool. Very internal impression. Magnetic and honest. Kudos
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Philip18 said 1694 days ago (April 24th, 2013)
Brother can you spare a dime
You are a great guitar player, Bill, and it's always a joy to hear the licks and tricks you put into your work! I especially like the sense of the bass and treble going in different but complementary directions. Lovely clean tone to the guitar, too. The vocal suits the lyrics - just right. Much enjoyed!
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alackbass said 1694 days ago (April 24th, 2013)
Brother Can You Spare A Dime
Great take on a classic. Your playing is always brilliant. Great tone too!
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peacepiano said 1693 days ago (April 24th, 2013)
Dime
Your guitar picking is worth many dimes. Clear vocals carry tone of lyric well. Enjoyed!!
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Moviz said 1693 days ago (April 25th, 2013)
I recall
my Dad singing this when I was young Bill, but in a completely different style of course. I must say you sing it as though you did all the work in the song and came out on top mentally nevertheless...... I also got to say you do a good vocal to that wonderfully picked guitar, regards M
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thetiler said 1693 days ago (April 25th, 2013)
Thanks for the comments
Thanks Magna, parichayaka, Tobin, Philip, Alack, peacpiano and Maurice!
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PeterB7858 said 1692 days ago (April 25th, 2013)
Brother Can You Spare A Dime
Great to hear a new post from you, Bill. You are a master of finger style guitar and the thing that impresses me most is the way you weave wonderful fills seamlessly into your vocal performance. Beautiful clear, rich mix, too. Thanks, Peter.
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thetiler said 1692 days ago (April 25th, 2013)
Thanks
Peter
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Vic Holman said 1692 days ago (April 25th, 2013)
with inflation...
...... it's brother can you spare a buck?
cool to hear a new one from you bill. of course there is the exquisite guitar work... however your vocal is so dead on here. a great listen!
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thetiler said 1690 days ago (April 28th, 2013)
Thanks
Vic, I like that buck part, it probably would make a better sound at the end with a silver dollar :)
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awigze said 1692 days ago (April 25th, 2013)
Brother
Cool take on this. Sweet guitar and personable vocals.
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thetiler said 1690 days ago (April 28th, 2013)
Thanks
awigze
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Char said 1692 days ago (April 26th, 2013)
You
play guitar with the skill and style of a virtuoso. I enjoyed your warm and natural vocal, too. Thanks, Bill.
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thetiler said 1690 days ago (April 28th, 2013)
Thanks
Char, I appreciate the comment!
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Sigmund said 1690 days ago (April 27th, 2013)
Brother Can You Spare A Dime
That's just some great playing, my friend. Enjoyed!
Sig
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thetiler said 1690 days ago (April 28th, 2013)
Thanks
for stopping by and I will check out your latest tune!
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Bob Rodgers said 1690 days ago (April 28th, 2013)
Good
to hear a new song from you Bill, lovely playing and recording.
Always great to hear you perform and this is a real treat, very much enjoyed.

Bob
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thetiler said 1689 days ago (April 28th, 2013)
Thanks Bob
I'm going over and checking out your latest. I'll bet it's real good!
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jiguma said 1688 days ago (April 30th, 2013)
Lovely!
Nice to hear some more classy guitar (and vocals of course) from you Bill. Beautifully recorded. Your vocals seem to be getting better and better.
Cheers from Oz,
Neil
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thetiler said 1687 days ago (May 1st, 2013)
Thanks
Neil, I appreciate the comment !

Bill
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woofer3 said 1682 days ago (May 6th, 2013)
Brother Can You Spare A Dime
you are both clever and entertaining and that's wonderful because 'clever' on it's own - for me -is not quite enough. Such accurate playing and the vocals so in keeping. You must visit me for tea when you visit Wales. Brilliant work.
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thetiler said 1642 days ago (June 14th, 2013)
Thanks for the offer!
Thanks woof, this is one of my favs in the sense that it has some chord changes that are a bit more for that time period and fun tp manipulate and make em into finger style guitar. Especially working off the open A minor chords and it's progressions of the chord sequences! Thanks again for the offer when I go to wales. Just don't think I could pull that travel right now. But thanks woof for being such a great contributor to MJ ! And even icomp too! Way to Go!
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composerclark said 1675 days ago (May 13th, 2013)
Down and out…
It's always a real pleasure to hear your music, BIll, and this is no exception… Really nice job here, and love to hear your singing!
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thetiler said 1642 days ago (June 14th, 2013)
Thanks CC
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