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by offbalance and Alliya


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Released: May 28, 2009 | 2:39 AM
Category: Folk
Application: GarageBand
Loop Use: Some loops

File Type: .mp3 [use AAC]
File Size: 3.8 MB

Plays: 1446
Downloads: 4
Weekly Plays: 1
Weekly Downloads: 0
Statistic reset day: Thursday

License: Derivative works allowed on iCompositions only; contact artist for permission
Before he passed away, Alliya's father wrote 50 poems for her mother which he called "Songs by Seven" (Sx7). When Alliya shared them with me, I thought they had a kind of simple truthfulness and deserved to actually be music. This is the first of several, hopefully -- and Alliya should be joining in to sing on them, too!

Vocals, harmonica: Offbalance
Lyrics: Seven (as provided by Alliya)

(Yes, real harmonica. smiley )

Other songs in the project are listed in my blog entry here.

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LaMerci Listener

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What a touching tribute and the words are quaint, special. I can see what you saw in his words. "That's reality to me-smile".
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Sweet lyrics from the heart,and a wonderful performance to....
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pete Artist

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Wonderful piece! great delivery.
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Naaji Artist

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WOW! This is such a beautiful piece... I look forward to more like this! smiley
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Straight from the heart and a fine delivery!
Love the chordprogression in the middlepart!
Hope you gonna do some more!
KC
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becwil Moderator

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Diffidently worth getting those poems into music! Your approach is clearly heartfelt, honest, and successful. Wonderful playing on all instruments. And do continue with the harp. Sounds great!
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pharmakeus Artist

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Excellent harp playing, lovely guitar playing -- and lovely vocals. Nice lyrics
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8 years ago
Abstractvision Listener

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It has a child like charm to it, simplistic, straight forward & it works smiley
Nicely delivery & performance too.
Last edited by Abstractvision, 8 years ago.
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kassia Artist

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oh this is so sweet. honest and true lyrics given an honest and true performance. your voice is perfect for the feel of this and the harmonica adds a great folky touch. i really liked the key change to move things along. this is just a lovely little tune. thank you for sharing this - both of you.
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Rusticalia Listener

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Nice work OB.. the harmonica touches add to it nicely.
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Vixen Artist

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wow this is so touching to know the history behind the lyrics...excellent and tender rendering smiley
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Filmscorz Artist

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Wow, this is just such a sublime piece of music. So much character and musicality.
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COX Artist harmonica is cool, always good friendly song
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COX Artist ok,i wanted to come into this site brutilly honest and unmercifull but this is a sort of waltz that gets my head swaying... i will get a back bone
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offbalance Moderator

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Thanks to everyone for listening so far. The comments on the harmonica are really encouraging since I only picked it up a few months ago. I'll definitely keep practicing and learning more on it now! (It's the furthest I've gotten with an instrument in a long time. Old dogs and new tricks, I guess.)

Honest and constructive is always welcome around here, Cox, even by those who say they are here for mostly fun (like me). You kind of get a feel for who is who and what they need from their song descriptions and the chat room and forums. Welcome and enjoy!
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Alliya Listener

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Hi everyone, and thanx for listening. Thanx for the comments and thoughts about the song. I am truley overwhelmed by how many times the song is played and the comments as well. First of all I would love to give all thanks to Offbalance for making this lovely tune for my Fathers words. I truley wanted to do something great with my fathers poems..and I'm very fortunent that I know someone like Offbalance with his talents and ambition to make something great. So, all hats off to Offbalance!!!! We plan to do more of my fathers work..soon I hope. I hope that I'm able to sing some of my fathers poems and be as great. Thanx again for all the comments and thoughts...of course the support you all have shown.


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Beatle128 Artist

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Lovely tune to some very charming lyrics. Nice job.
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I'm so glad Rusty mentioned this in the chat... It's pure and genuine... I love your approach to Aliya's fathers words.. they didn't get lost in the music... So very lovely! reminds me of my parents...
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great song. terrific mix. well done. well done.
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8 years ago
RubyDubidoux Moderator

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OB!

Thank you so much for sharing this pure drop of love with us last night.

How sweet, the breath of love.

Hats off to you!

CU
Elaine smiley
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LittleHooligan Listener

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I LOVE a real harmonica... an unreal harmonica will do too.. smiley smiley A simplistic 60's acoustic melody, most kindly to the ears to follow along to
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8 years ago
merlino Artist True innocence in the lyrics and music.
Thanks,
Merlino
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Great delivery OB, the minimalistic approach to guitar is very effective and the bit of harmonica adds to the emotion of the words. Great job in envisioning those words!
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Humaniversally Artist

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Sweet. And sweet of you to have thought of this.

Fine song - merci !

Bernard
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DirtyRice Artist

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Wow, this is such a lovely piece. I hope there are more productions to come from that wonderful book of poetry smiley
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MIR Artist

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such a delicious poem, which i found also very touching (especially when thinking of the ciscumstances you describe), is really well placed in a delicious and so delicate waltz like this, made even more delicate and delicious by a wise (be it intentionak or not smiley) use of the harmonica, and the sweet vocal delivery. i keep singing the melody in my head even after the music has stopped, which must be a good thing, ain't it?
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This is an example of a surprise melody. The title suggested something psychadelic and spacey, in the vein of "Sands of Time". Instead, I was treated to this delightfully folksy melody, led by a very warm acoustic guitar and a reassuring voice. You really took the "simple truthfulness" and gave it a fitting musical identity.

Love that harmonica, by the way. Now, if only I had a front porch and a view of the grasslands to match this song ...
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