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GumboStu
Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 5:23 pm Reply with quote
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This just came through via the OCMS Newsletter...

HIGHWAY HALO

Driving rain, narrow shoulder
Breakdown lane, marching forward
Going where I do not know
One eye on the open road
Stepping out in the great unknown
With a Highway Halo

Shaky face, Lily Kimball
Patron saint, traveling minstrel
Let her dusty wings unfold
Forgive her bad luck soul
Put her in a purple robe
And a Highway Halo

Passing trains, sound like silver
Broken chains, shine like gold
Fortune's just a painted stone
Goin' where them hobos roam
Crowned king of a jungle throne
With a Highway Halo

Goin' where it suits my soul
Can't you hear my big wheels roll
You can light up the darkest road
With a beam of eternal glow
With a Highway
With a Highway
With a Highway Halo

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kg
Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 6:08 pm Reply with quote
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Lily Kimball anyone?

(I did find a "Lily Kimball's Blues.")

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Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 6:24 pm Reply with quote
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shaky face - lily kimball... couldn't figure that for the life of me

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GumboStu
Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 6:38 pm Reply with quote
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That's all I found that made any sense, too. Though I haven't heard it yet.

Sam Townsend 1930

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Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 6:49 pm Reply with quote
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Tell me Lilly Kimball : what did you do to me
These Lilly Kimball blues : is nearly killing me
It's hard it's hard : but I suppose it's fair
These Lilly Kimball blues : won't let me rest nowhere
I love you Lilly Kimball : don't want no other one
Is it too late now : to make up for all I done
It's hard to love you Lilly : you love somebody else
I believe it's going to make me : grieve myself to death
I believe I'm going crazy : my mind I'm bound to lose
If I don't get over : these Lilly Kimball blues
When I'm blue : it's good to have you around
Because when you start loving : it bring my kindness down
I'm going to the river : tie my hands behind
And let that Tennessee water : satisfy my mind
Can't you see Lilly : I want you to understand
Take me back Lilly : I'll be a different man


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Old Crow Johnny
Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 8:54 pm Reply with quote
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I don't think it is "shaky face", I think it is "shaky faith" or maybe "shaken faith" which kind of fits with Lilly Kimball Blues. Just a thought.
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pittsyltucky
Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 8:56 pm Reply with quote
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it's shaky face alright... unless it's a typo in the liner notes?

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GumboStu
Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 1:47 am Reply with quote
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Liner notes?

I'm pretty sure it's 'Shaky' but I can't actually hear a consonant at the end of 'Fa..' so it could be anything and the internal rhyme is saint ...

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GumboStu
Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 1:56 am Reply with quote
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Does anyone else hear an EDIT at 3:19

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Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 8:26 am Reply with quote
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GumboStu wrote:
Liner notes?


yeah p'tuck, did u say LINER NOTES? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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GumboStu
Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 4:22 pm Reply with quote
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does anyone else have a little glitch at 3.19 or have I got a corrupted mp3 (is that possible?)

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Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 7:15 pm Reply with quote
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pittsyltucky wrote:
Yeah - I assumed that the lyrics came over as in the liner notes via the newsletter thing Stu mentioned, which I didn't get... upon listening - who knows? Maybe "Shaky faith" is right -- or "Shaky Faye" perhaps?? I can't hear an ending consonant either...
I hear the lyrics are going to be included in the liner notes, so whoever gets their fingers on it first, please do tell... Laughing


not buyin it. in the wurds of judge judy: i dont like FIBBERS!!!

not on topic but in the words of homer j simpson: who made u judge judy and executioner?

aslo not on topic, in the words of brodank: *#$#*@( you #*$&#((!!!
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pittsyltucky
Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 8:02 pm Reply with quote
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stu - i listened and "rewound" about twenty times -- i don't hear the glitch...

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Kitty
Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 8:08 pm Reply with quote
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pittsyltucky wrote:

I hear the lyrics are going to be included in the liner notes, so whoever gets their fingers on it first, please do tell... Laughing


Well, it sure won't be me... just lookin' at the calendar and realized I am gonna be outta town when the disk arrives, which really sucks!! I am gonna have to wait till the 24th to pop that baby in the cd player!! Ggrrr....

Oh well... let the balloons drop with my 1000th post!
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pittsyltucky
Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 8:13 pm Reply with quote
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two in one day!! i can't believe it -- what a truly historic moment for the forum... here's your prize, Kitty...


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Thanks boys - - this is a big day for stu and I!! Tucky - think I can print that bill out and really go celebrate Laughing Laughing
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GumboStu
Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 1:39 am Reply with quote
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Yay! Kitty.The party is on ! Very Happy

weird thing - it's not doing the glitch today - very odd.

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GumboStu
Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 3:14 am Reply with quote
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How does this sound?

The opening chords are like this - the E..B.A is a riff on the beat of "Dri---Ving-Rain" a bit like The Velvets' "Sweet Jane" long E short B


EDIT chords removed to avoid confusion


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The whistle knows my name
Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 4:27 pm Reply with quote
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Good start, GumboStu...think this might be a little more accurate, just did some chord rearranging...Man, playing these songs yourself really makes 'em grow on you

Highway Halo

See Chords Below


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GumboStu
Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 2:28 am Reply with quote
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Sweet! Thanks, Whistle. That sounds much better Very Happy

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Dolf
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The whistle knows my name wrote:
Good start, GumboStu...think this might be a little more accurate, just did some chord rearranging...Man, playing these songs yourself really makes 'em grow on you

Highway Halo

Intro: E-B-A

E...B...A...C#m....B...A......
Driving rain, narrow shoulder
E...B.........A......C#m....B...E.......
Breakdown lane, marching forward
A....................E...........
Going where I do not know
A-flat...............A.....E.....
One eye on the open road
A...........................E...............
Stepping out in the great unknown
E.............B...A...B...E....
With a Highway Halo



I think it should be:

One eye on the open road
Aflat7..............C#m..B..


I love the song, by the way...
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The whistle knows my name
Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 1:51 pm Reply with quote
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Right on, Dolf. My mistake.
So after corrections it should be:

Highway Halo

Intro: E-B-A

E...B...A...C#m....B...A......
Driving rain, narrow shoulder
E...B.........A......C#m....B...E.......
Breakdown lane, marching forward
A....................E...........
Going where I do not know
Aflat7..............C#m...B...
One eye on the open road
A...........................E...............
Stepping out in the great unknown
E.............B...A...B...E....
With a Highway Halo

&c.

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Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 2:47 pm Reply with quote
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I found the CD at a used CD store in Atlanta (advanced copy) about two weeks ago. The CD does include all lyrics. Critter does vocals on a few songs and the new Banjo player wrote and sang one song.
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Dolf
Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 9:52 am Reply with quote
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The whistle knows my name wrote:
Right on, Dolf. My mistake.
So after corrections it should be:

Highway Halo

Intro: E-B-A

E...B...A...C#m....B...A......
Driving rain, narrow shoulder
E...B.........A......C#m....B...E.......
Breakdown lane, marching forward
A....................E...........
Going where I do not know
Aflat7..............C#m...B...
One eye on the open road
A...........................E...............
Stepping out in the great unknown
E.............B...A...B...E....
With a Highway Halo

&c.



That's it. I wasn't trying to be a wiseguy, by the way. Just trying to help Wink
Now the bluesharpsolo. That'll be harder. For me anyway. I've got a couple of bluesharps fot years but never really took the time to actually practice...
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Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 6:27 am Reply with quote
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you know one thing I never get, just generally speaking for example, is why you might call it C#m instead of D flat minor. It's the same thing but there are obviously notation reasons on why you'd want to call it one vs the other, I just don't understand the theory benefit of choosing one vs. the other
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The whistle knows my name
Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 10:53 am Reply with quote
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Yeah, I think the benefit is largely notational, like you suggest. It would be pretty confusing mixing up sharps and flats in the key signature. In this song, for example, the D-line already represents the 7th of the scale, and it would be pretty awful if every time you ran into a D you would have to choose between D# or Db. I think in advanced music theory it's important when you're naming chords based on the context of a piece, but I really don't understand it at an appreciable level (i.e. what's the difference between an augmented fifth and a minor sixth?). Any music majors?

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"Yeah, I think the benefit is largely notational, like you suggest. It would be pretty confusing mixing up sharps and flats in the key signature"

Right on. Most of the time keys are considered "sharp keys" or "flat keys". Keys that guitar players like are most often sharp keys such as G,A,E, or D. This tune is in the key of E so the appropriate notes are referred to as sharp. This is helpful with standard notation so you don't end up with an unreadable mess of sharps and flats. From a theory perspective I can't see why it would make much difference because you are correct to say C#m and Db minor are the same chord. Hope this helps.

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Man, I love to read ya'lls posts about theory and such. I'm largely uneducated in the finer points of guitar and music, I taught myself to play about 10 years ago. Reading your bits of info kinda makes me feel smarter... Laughing I'm just glad I can hold a beat and make it sound close! Very Happy

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Chigger wrote:
The drunker my audience is, the better I am!


you got that right chigger!
i dunno why that is either? Wink

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