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Pretty Horses


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Doadars Uncle

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This is an old slave song from the U.S.

It describes how many weren't allowed to attend their own children before others'.

I think about the major attitudes of the world dealing with wars and prejudices. I would like to consider family love as a foundation for community.

My daughter and spouse helped sing this one. My daughter had never heard the second part of this song, before. It left her quite sad. But we assured her that we have the choice to learn from our mistakes and REALLY make things better in the world.

One of the acoustic tracks is dirty. I needed to replace the battery in my mic. It wasn't the best preformed track and still sounds crackly, but I thought it kind of fit. So I left it in.
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Lyrics
It's a double standard
They are all children
Open our eyes
Without fears
No tears
Peace

"All the Pretty Little Horses"
Traditional American Folksong

REFRAIN
Hushaby,
Don't you cry,
Go to sleepy, little baby.

1.
When you wake,
You shall have
All the pretty little horses---
Blacks and bays,
Dapples and grays,
Coach and six-a little horses.

(REFRAIN)

2.
Way down yonder,
In the meadow
There's a poor little lambie,
The bees and the butterflies
Peckin' out its eyes,
The poor little thing cried, "Mommy!"
Song Stats
Hits: 2962
Comments: 25
Fans: 10
Plays: 204
Downloads: 130
Votes: 6
Uploaded: Jun 24, 2007 - 03:34:39 PM
Last Updated: Jun 24, 2007 - 03:37:01 PM Last Played: Jan 23, 2019 - 04:25:48 PM
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Ibanez electric, fender acoustic, mic, etc...
Software:
GB2, Midikeys
Comments
said 4376 days ago (June 24th, 2007)
Bravo
To to much! LOved it! the first part the way you played the guitar had me mesmerised.. Then the family participation priceless.. wow what a song. Your wife can realy hit then notes and your daughter's singing is excellent! this is a keeper dwnld thanks!
Doadars Uncle said 4376 days ago (June 24th, 2007)
Thanks Bandit!
I will pass on the good comments. I've looked for pieces to work on with Ms. DU from time to time. I will continue the pursuit. My littlest is starting to gain an interest in recording. I would like to facilitate that, as well!

Peace,
Doug

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dajama said 4376 days ago (June 24th, 2007)
Beautiful
and heartbreaking at the same time. The intro is terrific - nice, almost Eastern vibe on the guitar, and the long pauses between the spoken lines worked well, creating a powerful tension. The singing throughout is outstanding - spot on and full of real feeling. The ending is perfect - nicely highlighting the last line. Great work, everybody. Thanks for sharing it. Peace.
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Doadars Uncle said 4376 days ago (June 24th, 2007)
Thanks for stopping, Dave
I tried to keep the beginning seem less defined, yet organized. Thanks for you kind words!

Doug

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said 4376 days ago (June 24th, 2007)
God bless the lot O' ya!
Super job on this one Doug and clan. Made me misty eyed to be sure, but also angry at the way we humans have treated each other throughout our sorry history. Bravo! Bravo and encore!

Be well friends!
Doadars Uncle said 4376 days ago (June 24th, 2007)
Cap'n!
Thanks, thanks! It was a song that choked me up after it was produced. I can't say that's happened to me before.

We are sentries, protecting our world from the mistakes of the past.

Peace,
Doug

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Peter Bauckham said 4376 days ago (June 24th, 2007)
Well done!
There may be one or two minor production issues - none of which detract from this captivating piece with excellent performances from you all. Those guitar noises really add to the atmosphere - and I love the change - your wife's vocals are beautiful.

Loved it.
Peter
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Doadars Uncle said 4376 days ago (June 24th, 2007)
Hey Peter!
I'm glad you stopped by. I listened to your last tune and really enjoyed it!

I will pass you comments along!

Peace,
Doug

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guitapick said 4376 days ago (June 25th, 2007)
Beautiful...
...didn't know this was a slave song. I've always loved this tune.

Thanks so much...kudos to all of you. Please pass my compliments to your daughter...
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Doadars Uncle said 4375 days ago (June 25th, 2007)
Yeah, Bob
I've always liked this one, too. Thanks for listening. I'll pass the word!

Thanks,
Doug

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peacepiano said 4376 days ago (June 25th, 2007)
Vocals
The singing is entrancing. The introduction sets up the folk song in a way I would not have thought of. It all works, a very enjoyable listen. Thanks for sharing.
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Doadars Uncle said 4375 days ago (June 25th, 2007)
Thanks Bill!
I'm glad you appreciated the intro. I thought of adding an ending. But I decided to just let it fall away.

Thanks for stopping!
Doug

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apb said 4375 days ago (June 25th, 2007)
Nice ..
.. to hear the family singing and to hear an old
traditional American folk song too. I have no point of
reference to compare .. all singing is very well done
and carries the heartbreaking emotion - I too like the
kinda lo-fi crackle .. you could easily explore making
it sound more lo-fi (I think .. hmm GB 2 ..) do you
have any Auto-filter? I think there is some pretty good
presets for doing just that(at least in GB v3), you
could try using one on the master track .. see if you like going more that direction. My daughters will be
making their MJ debut soon enough ...a
cheery tune but with a hint of the dark way of the
world ..also an old traditional song.
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Doadars Uncle said 4375 days ago (June 25th, 2007)
Hey Alan
Thanks for your kind words! I'm not at my GB computer right now, so I'll have to check the filter situation later. I suppose I could record a stretch of noise and just loop it.

I'm happy to hear your daughters will be debuting at MJ! I hope to catch their music!

Doug

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Vic Holman said 4375 days ago (June 25th, 2007)
very enjoyable
I don't know how you did the intro guitar part. but I found it a bit fasinating.

I to like the crackle gives a sense of a old LP being played. actually I think there is a loop (i don't know if it's in GB 2 ) of a old scratched record effect.
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Doadars Uncle said 4375 days ago (June 26th, 2007)
Hey Vic
Yeah, I started with four layers of guitar. Then I added some keyed in bass. I put in a perc loop, but wanted it VERY subdued. These were faded in a close proximity to the beginning. Then, of course the vocal. The changes were a challenge because I transitioned each segment shorter incrementally to the previous segment until I reached the one bar chord change sequence. I corresponded the vocal lines with the chord changes. It just made sense to me. The narration turned out better than I expected. I don't know if my production skills are improving at all. But the song seems to come across pretty well.

Thanks for the comments!
Doug

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Feter said 4375 days ago (June 26th, 2007)
Pretty Horses
always been a very special song to performe !!

I realy enjoyed the warmth of the family

thank you its perfect !

peace to you and yours !!!
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Doadars Uncle said 4374 days ago (June 26th, 2007)
Thanks Friend!
I deeply appreciate your visit!

Doug

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lengold said 4374 days ago (June 26th, 2007)
Very
Good to hear something so different and played/sung with a lot of heart.
Lovely, thank you.
Cheers
Len


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Doadars Uncle said 4374 days ago (June 26th, 2007)
Thanks Len
It's great to see what happens with the music, if I let it! Thanks for the visit!

Doug

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CrewsNelson said 4331 days ago (August 8th, 2007)
Hey all!
This will be moving over to our family page before long!
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CrewsNelson said 4331 days ago (August 8th, 2007)
By the Way
CrewsNelson aka Doadars Uncle's family...
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Heightened said 4207 days ago (December 11th, 2007)
Pretty Horses
Loved it - and very original. Thanks for sharing.
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Doadars Uncle said 4207 days ago (December 11th, 2007)
Thanks H.
This was from the heart... heartbreaking.

Doug
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MotherofMeursault said 3803 days ago (January 18th, 2009)
A Topic Close to My Heart
And suitably casual for an incomprehensible subject. I think I need to spend more time at your page.


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