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I've Been Down So Long
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A typical blues tune. More or less.
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#597 today Peak #38
#99 in subgenre today Peak #7
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Michael Carpenter
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2017 Michael Carpenter
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June 30, 2017
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MP3 5.2 MB, 160 kbps, 4:30
Story behind the song
Straightforward I-IV-V blues, but some odd timings here and there. I had the intro and most of the first verse for ages, but could never think of a line to finish the verse. Eventually I did, then wrote the remaining verses very quickly. A different guitar is used for each section. Recorded and mixed in Cubase, except for the vocals which were done with the TASCAM DP-32SD and transferred over. Instruments used: Drums - Band In A Box Bass - 1978 Fender Jazz Rhythm - Epiphone Casino Intro lead - Fender Stratocaster (Mexican) Middle lead - Gibson Les Paul Traditional Outro lead - Fender Jag-stang (Japanese) Vocals processed with Melodyne Video: https://youtu.be/1kpO1-ymdU8
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Ive Been Down So Long Ive been down so long You know it looks like up to me Ive been down so long You know it looks like up to me Ive been down so long There ain't no lower left to be Well everything's so wrong I guess it must be right for me Yes, everything's so wrong I guess it must be right for me Now everything's so wrong It has to be my destiny I done lost my woman You know she walked right out on me I don't have no woman Because she walked right out on me When I lost my woman She said oh lord at last she's free Ive been down so long You know it looks like up to me Ive been down so long You know it looks like up to me Ive been down so long There ain't no lower left to be I've been down so long There ain't no lower left to be
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