“It’s a Great Life” – Song Recording

Here’s the “song” I wrote today for third day of National Poetry Month for Shay/Fireblossom’s prompt on Real Toads.  I came up with rather dirge like music and my first go round was so slow that I made this second one super fast– but I am not a composer or a singer!  (And there’s no bridge, refrain, etc. etc.)  Still, if you are interested, here it is.

Please excuse voice, music, everything that can be excused!  And thanks for your indulgence.

(Words to the song and a cute picture of elephant guitarists can be found at my previous post.)



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13 Comments on ““It’s a Great Life” – Song Recording”

  1. Snakypoet (Rosemary Nissen-Wade) Says:

    Oh, good on you! I love it even more now. The dirge-like tune is perfect, and this didn’t sound too fast for me but just right. You gave it a nice Country twang, too. (And it’s nice to hear the voice of a cyber-friend. 😊)

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  3. Helen Says:

    There aren’t enough superlatives to do your performance justice ~~ I love the primitive yet complex tune ~~ perfect with the lyrics. Brava!

  4. Sherry Marr Says:

    Oh this is fantastic set to music!!!!! Wow!

  5. Kerry O'Connor Says:

    Thank you for going to the trouble of recording the song. I found it so moving to hear your voice moving over the lines – this has all the melancholy of the Appalachian folk music, or Blue Grass. It just rings so true.

  6. hedgewitch Says:

    I just love your voice on this, k. It really needs a banjo to bring out the full twang of the folksy feel, but you somehow manage to suggest that there is one there somewhere–and those simple yet edgy lyrics work so well. You really did such a great job here–and I have heard lots worse voices in people who sing for a living, actually. Great great job.

  7. coalblack Says:

    It has a very Native American sound to it!

  8. Is there anything you can’t do? I really love this. The lyrics are wonderful by themselves, but your performance is so direct; it invites the listener right in. The type of melody and your singing reminds me of the Shaker movement–the roots go deep in this.

    • ManicDdaily Says:

      Ha. Thanks much, Mark–you are super kind. It is very shakerish–I really am not any kind of composer, but I was thinking of certain kinds of very old and traditional country songs that don’t have too much of a melody and are even sometimes a cappella. All I could come up with. Anyway, you are very sweet to like it and glad I got the courage to sing! k.

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