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The Wild Rover (Macjams Pub Jam!!)

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Aight...so finally...

After 5 1/2 months in the makin' (mostly cuz I let it sit around fer a few) ..I am proud to present to ya the FIRST in the line of tunes in the "Ronnielong's Pub Songs" Adventure!! Woo Hoo! Featuring some of the coolest MacJammers around...With a bit of a "Heavy Bluesy" take on the Pub Classic "The Wild Rover".
So, sit back, grab a Guinness™ (or whatever ya got) and feel free to SING ALONG!! C'mon, you know you want to. People won't think yer crazy...I promise... ;)

The "MacJams Pub Jam" All Stars:

The Ladies:

Mystified- Harmonious Goodness, Ooohs and Chorus vocals

SlimGirlFat- Sweet Sweet Vocals, Intro an Chorus (Please don't kill me fer the intro bit Slim, I really liked it..thought it was real cute :)

Fairy "Bizkit" Beth- Blusey Vocal Riffs an overall coolness ;)

Cjhoose- Silvery Vocals an Chorus :)

The Lads:

Cantor- Chorus and Crazyness!! Wooo!

Thoddi- Kick ass Blues Guitar an Vocals at the end. :)

Aclarke- Rockin' Chorus Vocals :)

Obbster- Scottish Verses an Chorus w/ Vocals at the end :)

RonnieLong (me)- Music Layout, Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitars, Electric Guitars, Drums (on an Electric Kit), Bass, and Production.

Many Many Many Thanks to EVERYONE who helped me on this an to anyone who had an intrest in it but was not able to make time for it... Y'all ROCK. :)

Also, MUCHO PROPS to PGREENSTONE, and ALIMAR™ for tips on production and always willing to listen to my Crap™...

Thank you.



James aka "ronnielong"
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I've been a wild rover for many a year,
And I spent all my money on whiskey and beer,
But now I've returned with gold in great store,
And I never will play the wild rover no more.

And it's no, nay, never
No, nay, never, no more,
Will I play the rover
No never, no more.

I went down to an ale house I used to frequent,
And I told the landlady my money was spent.
I asked her for credit, but she answered me "Nay.
Such custom like yours I could have any day."

I took from my pocket ten sovereigns bright,
And the landlady's eyes opened wide with delight,
She said, "I have whiskeys and wines of the best,
And the words that you told me were only in jest"

I'll go home to my parents, confess what I've done,
And I'll ask them to pardon their prodigal son.
And if they caress me as oft times before,
I never will play the wild rover no more!
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Jim Bouchard said 4965 days ago (November 15th, 2005)
Wow! this is really a great version of this song! I like the way it starts out with a bluesier feel than this song usually gets, and carries that feel through to the end. Sweet little guitar fills all over the place; some of the backgrounds seem to be somewhat intoxicated for some reason... perhaps the iGuinness? Great lead vocal!
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fairy beth said 4965 days ago (November 15th, 2005)
We did it!!! Well done Ronne, your leads vocals rock. This was a great
idea. And well done to everyone elese too! This was so fun to listen to.
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SlimGirlFat said 4965 days ago (November 15th, 2005)
This is a BRILLIANT mix.
and I'll let you off the hook for the intro ;)
I had no idea so many people would be on here. See, we even got Mysti in
to the 'Pub'
Excellent lead vocals Ronnie, and the music, is so cool.
Damn, one day we will all have to do a 'Live' pub Jam.. but until then, this
gets a D/L.
Excellent Ronnie! and lovely to hear evryone else on here
Mystified said 4965 days ago (November 15th, 2005)
Yes...you got Mysti in the "Pub," but I'm still just drinkin' purified water!
(I think ronnie told me i was the 'designated driver' for this lot? --Hah!)
...and isn't Guiness that Book of World Records? ;)

Thanks for letting me sing along, ronnie...
I was the first one to add to ronnie's track and it's really fun to hear how it evolved and grew from there!
Well done!
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obbster said 4965 days ago (November 15th, 2005)
Great arrangment
Sounds great. You did a good job of arranging all these drunken voices
(although im guessing i was probably the only one drunk at the time of

Glad to have contributed my iCider fueled iVoice (im sure we will all get
sick of iComments soon enough)
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Doadars Uncle said 4965 days ago (November 15th, 2005)
Very lively. Great production!

But are you reformed? Are you not the wild rover?

Reguardless, keep up the excellent work!
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said 4965 days ago (November 15th, 2005)
This is a great collaboration. Sounds almost live. Needs some tinkling
glasses and scraping chair legs. Maybe a little bit of ambient football
Peter Greenstone said 4965 days ago (November 15th, 2005)
Great job
This is really a fun song to listen to. You did a great job of getting all
those great voices into the pub and singing their hearts out. You
polished up the mix very nicely. Another round!!
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said 4965 days ago (November 15th, 2005)
Scared the piss out of me! I've been drinkin so that is to be expected! Sounded really cool though!
said 4965 days ago (November 15th, 2005)
UHhhhh! I must be drunk!

thoddi said 4965 days ago (November 15th, 2005)
Super job ronnielong. It's great fun to be part of this:)

You did a good job on putting it all together, and you did great with all the instruments and vocal that you've put into it yourself!

I can hear some vocal harmonies in there worth money:)

Just making the first step and inviting to such a jam is excellent!
Thank you.

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aclarke said 4965 days ago (November 15th, 2005)
I knew this was gonna be good...but DAMN, RL! This is a sweet mix. The
power chords are literally ALIVE! This is a download- but not because you
let me sing on it but because it straight out rocks! Great job putting this
all together. I raise my Guinness in your general direction!
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jgurner said 4965 days ago (November 15th, 2005)
I can't wait...
...to start drinking to this song! It's a really great tune made more so by
all you pub mate. Great guitar on it and great vocals as well. You sound
whiskey worn and bar weary. Very nicely done.
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DeputyDoofy said 4965 days ago (November 15th, 2005)
Really f'in good.
Yet another collab that Doofy missed. Doofy has been busy these days. Got settled in a new place and have touched GarageBand not at all in the last 2-3 weeks. Hopefully, I'll be back to "normal" soon.
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caroline said 4965 days ago (November 16th, 2005)
i'll raise a glass to you all in the plucky duck!!!
well done guys - i can almost picture the head on that guinness! thank you x
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said 4964 days ago (November 16th, 2005)
Very Enjoyable Even without a beer!
Fun to listen to, great feel.
I enjoyed hearing all these voices together.
snowdragon said 4964 days ago (November 16th, 2005)
Lots of fun
You may have opened up an entirely new genre RL, Texas-blue pub

I was a little disappointed though that nobody screamed out:
"right up yer kilt!"
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Mcboy said 4964 days ago (November 16th, 2005)
to much fun
this one......hehhehe.......i'll have an iguiness...aye.....what a fun cast u
pulled together here man......most excellent!!!!!!
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Mr. Chicklets said 4964 days ago (November 16th, 2005)
Pub sound
You really captured that live sound. Very impressive collection of voices. Very well done! Something about the overdriven guitar for me doesn't fit. (the one doing chords with all the sustain, not the chunky one in the right channel) It's done very well, but for me it's not in the character of the song.
Very impressive song never the less. great job!
mandolinquent said 4964 days ago (November 17th, 2005)
That's brilliant! What beautiful guitar playing: I love that loose-wristed
kind of playing. This is fantastic. Now I really wish I'd returned that file!
Jealousy! The lead vocal is great and you could have just done that, but
pub songs should sound like a room full of people.
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thetiler said 4962 days ago (November 18th, 2005)
Like the english
feel of the tune. Nice chorus, singin.

Like the country feel of this
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dpower said 4961 days ago (November 19th, 2005)
Cheers - everyone who made this recording. Fun song and great work on the background vocals. All this was done on an iBook?

Especially liked the bluesy guitar riffing in the background.
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said 4961 days ago (November 19th, 2005)
Nice song
This song is a very god job. Great lead vocal! and guitars.
alley-oop said 4959 days ago (November 21st, 2005)
Great collab! Excellent jon for Mr/ Long for putting this together! Great feel. Nice live touch with barroom noises! Great job!
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Feter said 4152 days ago (February 6th, 2008)
The Wild Rover (Macjams Pub Jam!!)
very very fav ol time song ..what a cool MJ pub jam wow !
ronnie this is just a blast ..everybody here is just
excellent .....the guitar is killin here .KUDOS TO ALL !!
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Char said 3706 days ago (April 27th, 2009)
It came up
on the sampler. Great song. well done, all of you. Thanks.
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damiengh said 3458 days ago (December 31st, 2009)
Pub Glory
Really love the way you do this one.
You got a terrific voice which brings this tune to life with authentic "character", creating the cozy vision, of the crowd gathered around the storytelling pub singer, eagerly awaiting their turn to sing in the chorus.

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