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Under The Weather



 Genre: Country-Western

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April Knoll - Lyrics
Mike Sadler - Melody, vocals, guitar, arrangement
Fred E. Jam - Drums, bass, banjo, harmonica, arrangement, mix, master
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1st verse

How I got here I don’t know

But I’m holding my favorite fishing pole

Supposed to be at work but I didn’t wanna go

I told them I was sick

Got a horrible cough

My boss suggested I take the day off and get some sleep

I said hey, that’s just what I need

Hey, that’s just what I need


Just woke up on this fishing boat

Taking me wherever, wherever the wind gonna blow

This cold beer here in my hand is the perfect plan

To cure what’s ailing me

Who knew a little cough could be so fun?

My boss thinks I’m under the weather

But I’m sitting here under the sun

2nd verse

One more hour of daylight left

Without a pounding head and too much stress

It’s nice not knowing what I gotta do next

Think I’ll skip some rocks

Or jump in the lake

Take my time walking my worries away and breathe again

Hey, wish this trip would never end

Hey, wish this trip would never end



Well I just put my catch out on those flames

The smell of hard work keeps my blues away

I don’t wanna go back to that same ole’ routine

Can’t see what you’re missin’ from behind that computer screen


April Knoll

© March 2004
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Plays: 131
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Uploaded: Jun 06, 2013 - 09:13:57 AM
Last Updated: Jun 06, 2013 - 09:25:53 AM Last Played: Apr 10, 2019 - 06:22:43 PM
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Warren Smith said 2325 days ago (June 6th, 2013)
Escapist music
Hey - you should just be happy you have a job to run away from : )

Nice word play on "under the weather/under the sun."

At first I thought you sang "Who knew catching carp could be such fun," but "a little cough" is another good (and better) line. I'm glad you posted the lyrics so I could follow along.

Love the harmonica!
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gadzooks said 2324 days ago (June 6th, 2013)
Under The Weather
Hey Freddy I keep missing posts ... I can't keep up these days. Real nice country feel. You play a fine country blues harp. I like mikes vocals in this and it's a treat to hear a banjo ... I just looked and you're playing banjo! It sounds great . Nice melody and arrangement ... vocals seem a little bright and squeezed in the mix ... they could be warmed up a bit .... but that could be my phones. Otherwise, I really enjoyed the tune and I'm a sucker for a country flavored tune.
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Loob said 2324 days ago (June 6th, 2013)
Thanks Stan.
I know the feeling about not being able to keep up. i don't take it personally. It's part of being very busy. I have the same problem, so people shouldn't take it personally. I wish Mike had sung his harmony full voice. He says i have too much verb on the vox (which he initially asked for). So maybe that is part of the brightness on the vox. I could agree with both accessments! Thanks man! Don't sweat being busy. I am gonna try to get in here and comment myself but the contacts and projects list is growing daily. Getting harder and harder to find time.
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PeterB7858 said 2324 days ago (June 6th, 2013)
Under The Weather
Nice country flavoured track. Mike does a good job on the vocals and I like the harmony treatment. Nice harp, Freddy! Good to hear some banjo, too. Easy listening and enjoyable. Thanks, Peter.
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TvRicky said 2324 days ago (June 7th, 2013)
Twang it baby...
Digging the feel of this Freddy...Sweet bluesy melody and slick musicianship baby.

A SincerelyZipped, TvRicky
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Loob said 2324 days ago (June 7th, 2013)
The melody is bluesy?
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Philip18 said 2324 days ago (June 7th, 2013)
Under the weather
Nice feel to this, Freddy. Rolls along. I like the vocal tone. Banjo works well. Harp is good, and of course the drums. In fact, all good!
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alackbass said 2323 days ago (June 8th, 2013)
Under The Weather
Great tune. April's lyrics are wonderful. We all can relate to them. Mike delivers them with great authenticity. Great arrangement. They sure came to the right guy for production and mix.
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PatriciaGirl said 2322 days ago (June 8th, 2013)
Under the Weather
Nice production and collaboration Freddy! Words that are probably in every working persons mind. Thanks for all your talented efforts to share this with us.

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TobinMueller said 2320 days ago (June 11th, 2013)
Playin' hooky
Love the lazy bass, the authentic vocals that match the who playin' hooky concept. Really nice summer tune. The catchy banjo is maybe my favorite aspect of the track. I love banjo. So clean and clear and somehow innocent and happy. Thanks for sharing this.
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egobandit said 2318 days ago (June 12th, 2013)
cold beer and a fishing pole
It dont get any better , great way to be "under the weather" love the care free sound and the way Mike sings it you guys are top notch!
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magnatone said 2318 days ago (June 13th, 2013)
Under The Weather
goin' country! what a cool collab - i'm grabbing a copy for the summer bike trip playlist - congrats to the band, this is terrific!
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lyzak said 2317 days ago (June 13th, 2013)
"Who Knew A little Cough...
... could be so much fun.." You are one versatile and talented individual, sir. Tasty tune, vocals, and fun lyrics.
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LisaHawbaker said 2312 days ago (June 18th, 2013)
hey friend
a great fun song!! April did a nice job on the lyrics:) You all did a great job! I love harmonica:)
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DWL said 2306 days ago (June 25th, 2013)
A true summer song
Nicely done Freddy and crew.

Lovely clean recording and performances.


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lholden said 2277 days ago (July 24th, 2013)
Love it!
This song took me to such a lovely place. I love everything about it:) Wel done to all:)
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tmcfate said 2276 days ago (July 25th, 2013)
good start
do you know the eels? I like the tone of your voice. arrangement is nice as well. happy tune. something I dont seem to be able to pull off. they start bright and get dark real quick. Relly like your work
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I have been a drummer since about 1974. I've played in bands, and in the studio, and I write and produce. I have been involved in online collaborations since 1998. ... [see more]

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Country music, also called country and western music or country-western, is an amalgam of popular musical forms developed in the Southern United States, with roots in traditional folk music, Celtic Music, Blues, Gospel music, and Old-time music. Howe

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