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Angels


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Moviz

 Genre: Hawaiian

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I thought I'd never get around to doing another song as i so wanted to play my new lap steel and yet i had no inspiration as a vehicle. At last I managed to eek out this little ditty, which i thought was ideal for Valentines Day.
I hadn't plugged this lap steel into Garageband so i didn't know if I'd get a load of feedback screaming at me, but as it happened it didn't. Then right in the middle as I balanced the lap steel on my knees at the computer, the bloody phone started ringing and it rang until the song was nearly through LOL....anyway it didn't record the phone, even though it was putting me off. I couldn't start again as my back was killing me (shingles AGAIN!)....anyway enough of that. I hope you like this song which turned out to sound Hawaiian even though I thought it was on the 'Country' side of the track originally., Been dying to try the lap steel.....pity about the voice which is gaining more 'character (croak) by the day LOL
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Lyrics
Angels
1.
Though people say that there are Angels, I never knew that they were real,
Some said that if you ever meet one, there’s every chance your heart they’ll steal,
That’s how I know I’ve met an Angel and it explains the way I feel,
Right from the moment I first saw her, I knew one kiss our love would seal.

Chorus.
Oh yes there are Angels; they’ll stand beside you day and night,
But you need to show them, all your love or they’ll take flight.
Oh yes there are Angels, but if you want them to stay,
Just tell them that you love them, every night and every day.

2.
Now Angels don’t all come from Heaven, they can be walkin’ in the street,
You might not recognise you’ve seen one, until your heart just skips a beat,
That’s how I knew I’d met an Angel and it explains the way I feel,
Right from the moment I first saw her, I knew one kiss our love would seal.

Instrumental.

Chorus.
Oh yes there are Angels; they’ll stand beside you day and night,
But you need to show them, all your love or they’ll take flight.
Oh yes there are Angels, but if you want them to stay,
Just tell them that you love them, every night and every day.

Maurice Vizard January 2017
Song Stats
Hits: 266
Comments: 28
Fans: 19
Plays: 39
Downloads: 2

Uploaded: Feb 14, 2017 - 04:54:21 PM
Last Updated: Feb 15, 2017 - 06:14:10 AM Last Played: Feb 22, 2017 - 10:38:54 AM
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Hardware:
M-audio, Sure mic',Lap steel guitar, acoustic guitar, fast -track
Software:
GB
Comments
Daugrin said 8 days ago (February 14th, 2017)
Welcome post
Great to hear ya creating Mo. I miss you when you don't post, thank you for sharing yer material with us!

Daug
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Moviz said 7 days ago (February 15th, 2017)
Thank Daug
for your support always and for the very kind words; much appreciated, Cheers M
Check out my latest song called Angels
richard13 said 7 days ago (February 15th, 2017)
Sweet, sweet, sweet!
Mo, I think I understand your feelings about the current state of your voice, but you can still deliver. My heart skips a little beat when first you start "Oh yes there are Angels...". The lap steel sounds good to me and the playing even better. And the lyrics: lovely storytelling using all the romantic memes, with "old school" rhyming and two important messages: the last line of the chorus and the first line of the second verse.

Thanks Mo. I enjoyed it (twice).
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Moviz said 7 days ago (February 15th, 2017)
Hi Richard,
thanks so much for the kind words about the lyrics and the steel sound. It was a bit of a trial, since I hadn't, as it were, 'played along' with drums or other instruments until now, as I have a little amp I've been practicing playing through., cheers M
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Calchas said 7 days ago (February 15th, 2017)
Wow Maurice...
A top-notch post this. From the lovely lyrics to the slightly Cohen-esque vocal delivery! And while I've not been a big fan of the lap steel Robert Randolph opened my eyes (and EARS) to what this instrument is capable of. You use it to great effect here. Indeed, I hope you'll continue to employ it.

Be well friend!
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Moviz said 7 days ago (February 15th, 2017)
I bought
the lap steel last June, but haven't had a lot of chance to learn through one thing and another. Also the many different tunings make playing various songs/ genres difficult, so I'm especially pleased with your comment as it was my first time recording while being accompanied by other instruments and a ringing telephone LOL. There are some wonderful players out there, especially Jeff Au Hoy who plays a beautifully heartbreaking sound on Hawaiian steel, regards M
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sammydix said 7 days ago (February 15th, 2017)
I didn't
even know you played a lap steel, and pretty darned good at that! It really does have more of a Hawaiian feel than country to me, but it really doesn't matter because the song quality carries it well enough either way.
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Moviz said 7 days ago (February 15th, 2017)
Hi Sam
Yes as I said above I'm new to this tuning I'm using, so its so 'different' playing this instrument. I did play a home made one on my 'Beautiful World' song some years back, but I'd forgotten which tuning I used and there are so very many it was a re-learning curve.....good for keeping the alzheimer's at bay I must say, cheers M
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Damroze said 7 days ago (February 15th, 2017)
Nice steel work.
The guitar style seems more Hawaiian but the vocal phrasing, especially on the chorus, seems more like the mellower vintage country style similar to Ray Price. Nice work anyway. Didn't know you had those skills amongst all of the others in your arsenal.
And quit fishing for compliments on your singing voice ;-)


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Moviz said 7 days ago (February 15th, 2017)
Yes Dave
I used a Hawaiian tuning on this, though I'd like to buy another lap steel and do one of the many Dobro tunings. Glad you like what I managed to do here, even though I'm still learning myself how to play. Ha ha ha...Fishing? I'm not fishing Dave....it was because of the deterioration in my breathing and tone of voice that I decided to play lap steel as another string to my bow....or as a replacement for the croaks. Age is a terrible thing LOL, cheers M
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DWL said 7 days ago (February 15th, 2017)
Lapsteel eh?
A man of many talents!

Sounding good Maurice. Lovely song and that lap steel fits right in.

Cheers

Dick
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Moviz said 7 days ago (February 15th, 2017)
It's all
A learning curve Dick, but I'm pleased I managed to get this far....thanks for listening, cheers M
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Bob Rodgers said 7 days ago (February 15th, 2017)
I
like the lyrics Maurice, that lap steel sounds great and fits very well in the mix.
A lovely song with a great performance and it's always to good to hear your tunes.
Very much enjoyed.
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Moviz said 7 days ago (February 15th, 2017)
Hi Bob,
Glad I managed to come up with a song at last...and one that suited the lap steel as well...so pleased you like this even with its rough edges.....I'll try harder next time (and switch the phone off )LOL, cheers M
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Dean-Resonator said 6 days ago (February 16th, 2017)
Sweet as pineapple
Nice lap steel playing Mo. The song certianly bought a smile to my face. Welcome back to MJ.
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Moviz said 6 days ago (February 16th, 2017)
Thanks Dean
Love the sweet pineapple description and if it brought happiness, then that's a job that's satisfying for me....thanks again M
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Vic Holman said 6 days ago (February 16th, 2017)
angels
how fun to hear a lap steel... and it didn't scream at you lol.
smooth song Maurice with an angel on your shoulder.
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Moviz said 5 days ago (February 17th, 2017)
Hi Vic
no it didn't scream. but I almost did...at the phone LOL. Thanks a lot for calling in, much appreciated, cheers M
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Chief Thunder Bear said 4 days ago (February 18th, 2017)
classico
This is tight–makes me want a Jimmy Dean sausage and a slice of pineapple. I don't know how people play lap steel guitar it's nuts. This I like.
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Moviz said 4 days ago (February 18th, 2017)
Hi Chief T.B.
I'm glad you liked this little romantic ditty, but what is a 'Jimmy Dean sausage" ?....whatever it is I hope you get it and enjoy. Hmmm yes learning the lap steel is a learning experience I must say, regards M
Check out my latest song called Angels
PeterB7858 said 4 days ago (February 18th, 2017)
Angels
Great to hear some lap steel and better still in a new song from you, Mo. Mister Smooth is back in town! Fine song. Great feel. Even angels need a bit of lovin' sometime. Yep. Much enjoyed. Thanks.
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Moviz said 3 days ago (February 19th, 2017)
I don't know
about 'smooth' Peter, I feel full of corners at the moment LOL. Thanks kindly for the compliments....very welcome they are, regards M
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Henke said 3 days ago (February 19th, 2017)
M steal going strong
Great to hear a new one from you, Maurice, and one as sweet as ever too.

Thanks and take care,
Henrik
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Moviz said 3 days ago (February 19th, 2017)
Hi Henke,
Yes I'm doing my best to keep going strong....thanks so much for giving a listen and for the kind words....really pleased you liked it, regards M
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Philip18 said 19 hours ago (February 21st, 2017)
Angels
Lovely flow to the song, Maurice. Warm vocal. Engaging lyrics. The lap steel fits in nicely. Highly entertaining!
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Moviz said 7 hours ago (February 22nd, 2017)
Thanks Philip
Glad you like what I did here...even though it could be tickled up better in the mix, regards M
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Hickling_Stan said 3 hours ago (February 22nd, 2017)
Smiling
..as i listen Maurice. great to hear a new song from you and the lap steel sounded great. As for the phone ringing.....thats the hazards of recording at home I guess!!! Much enjoyed the song. Cheers mark
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Moviz said 2 hours ago (February 22nd, 2017)
Thanks Mark...
Thank you for calling in to listen....pleased you enjoyed it, regards M
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