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Alas dear Knight

It was not me

That penned those words above

The credit goes to our dear Kenny

His song of un-requited love.

I also fear that in your rush

Of poetic joy and brotherly love

You forgot to mention dear Aunt Dot

Whose words are lush (and sometimes hot).

They lift our spirits to join the Dove

Of Peace and harmony of our Lot

(And help us focus if we lose the plot).

I must say Chris, you do impress

Your harping really is the best.

Perhaps you'll tell us how to learn

To play like that I've always yearned.

(Note to self: Rhyming couplet warning!)

I always wanted to ask LC

But somehow never did

Always something else to learn-

I still can't make a vid.

Kenny, that song is really great

I think it has potential

I think that for the chorus part

A different tune is quite essential

(I don't really think its essential but the rhymes prevail over almost everything)

A different melody line would lift

And give the song more interest

The way a gear change can uplift

The drivers on the midnight shift.:no:

(Note to self: second rhyming couplet violation!)

It's nice to see that Kirk's on board

Though p'rhaps you did not notice

He's not been back, perhaps he scored

That extra beer- or more.....

Likely, found a better motive!

There's one thing that I find quite strange

It seems that all the others here

See on their screens a lesser range

Of posts per page.!?....but never fear

The remedy's quite simple

Just go to User CP options where,

'Posts per page' is easily changed.

I have at all times spread before me

Forty posts per page!:P

I must say, it helps me keep perspective-

(Important in one of my old age).

I think all you of limited view

Should really make the change

It gives me such a sense of freedom

From the rigours of the smaller page.

It's also in your own best interest

At the very least, to try to keep up!

I think that if you make the effort

You'll want to raise the toasting cup. :drinking:

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My goodness Carol, quite the post

you certainly convey better than most

an update to the credit given Kenny

our good man Chris has co-written plenty

Knight my man has not forgotton Ms Dot

I believe that he has a sinister plot

one to fire up her soul so deep

so more of her rhymes to this thread will seep

And Chris he does quite impress

but you missed what he did stress

the harmonica was not him

something he found used on a whim

Don't be afraid to ask Mr Jones

he has skill built in his bones

I'm sure that you can do video

just open the app and give it a go

Thanks for the comments on our song

I hope it doesn't seem too long

Yes I need help when it comes to chorus

can't see the trees because of the forest

Yes I've seen Kirk hasn't been back

but don't believe its cause he's slack

This much reading could cause him pain

add to that that we're quite insane

Thanks for the tip about sizing the page

you've so much to offer when you take the stage

so to you I will raise up the cup

hey its empty...can you fill it up

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Thanks Kenny for pointing out

It wasn't me just a BT

Please guys do not credit me

I'm not that gifted

Harmonically

I like the song

The lyrics impress

It could be a female vocal

Carol might give it a try

If put under duress

Carol that was quite the rhyme

It must have taken you some time

Your thoughts on the song are cool

A change of tempo well worth a mention

Certainly worth some attention

Hey Knight what's that word old

Carol said it too

We're all getting older

This it maybe true

But don't forget you're younger

Than people that are older than you:yes:

:

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Hey Chris, that last line

Kinda threw me

Up till then I was doing fine

I must be old as well as newby.

Had to read it twice, oh dear

First time round, it was confusing.......!

Wait.....

Hey I've had a thought, (don't hold your breath)

By making lines of longer length

You cut the rhyming task in half - what genius, (what nerve), what breadth!

For one of such a limited range with excess growth (and advancing years)

But, don't forget that ancient adage - please do lend your ears

Holding breath for too long can, cause your most untimely death. :)

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You tell me Ken that its quite easy

If I want to make a vid

Just open the app and have a go?

I've searched and searched

Both high and low

Looked everywhere, it must be hid

Finding an app is not that easy

Please give me a hint about where to go.....:scared:

Did I really ask you, for a tip

'bout where you think I ought to go?

That's risky, you might let it rip -

Could be scarry, but have a go! :sweating:

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I like my life, not a risk taker

so i'll just say, "windows movie maker"

I myself use whats called "win dvd"

just used to it, and it suits me

I've got an old vidy cam

thats stuck with anaolog

it works ok yeah i guess

considering my pc's a dog

have to convert my tapes to digital

but I have a converter to do it all

like anything related, hard at first

but theres no stopping if you have the thirst

PS: these were both already installed on my pc...look in programs,,,yours might have one or both.

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I think I see the problem here

I have no camera far or near

At least not one to catch things moving

(I miss it most for when I'm grooving:winkwink: )

Is that the app you do refer to?

Ugh! rhyming couplets :crying2: but will it do?

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Hey there Carol, a little bit of news

some picture cameras take movies you can use

also is the photo type movie made from stills

make one of the kids or to show all your pills

With an external converter you can use home movies

convert them to digital and show us something groovie

piont of this all... where theres a will theres a way

remember, never let anything stand in your way ok

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Good luck Carol set the scene

It will be good to see you

Up there on the screen

I'm sure you'll look your finest

A real movie Queen

I've just bought a DVD burner

A webcams on the way

I might pop on myself

Although I look like death

But as you know, I'm very slow

So please don't hold your breath

I hope you get all sorted

And know you'll do your best

Time for me to go again

I've worked hard and need a rest:yes:

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Lie to me baby..take 1....co-written by Starsailor and X4...performed by an anonymous wannabe :winkthumb:

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Please lie to me baby

say that you still care

tell me that you love me

that we're still a pair

Don't leave me here alone now

standing by myself

can not stand the thought of

our love up on a shelf

Chorus

lie to him

It does no harm

lie to him

Use your charm

look him in the eyes

lie to his face

then walk away

Won't you stop and listen

theres one thing you should know

need you to lie to me baby

and say that you won't go

Tell me you're not leaving

lie to protect my pride

Say that you're not going

To see some other guy

Chorus

lie to him

It does no harm

lie to him

Use your charm

look him in the eyes

lie to his face

then walk away

Please lie to me baby

say that you still care

tell me that you love me

and that we're still a pair

Don't leave me here alone now

standing by myself

I can not stand the thought of

our love stored on a shelf

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Thanks Les, we're being mentored by...I won't say his name but his initials are LC Jones :winkthumb:

Edit...thats if your amazed in a good way, if your amazed that we're dumb enough to post, well nevermind {lol}

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Edit...thats if your amazed in a good way, if your amazed that we're dumb enough to post, well nevermind {lol}

Yes. Quite in the good way.

With each line written, more experience is displayed. And that is the key. Write, write, write. Write until it hurts. Write when you can't write. Write when the muse hits. But if nothing else. Write. I've mentioned it before and I'll mention it again. Gordon Lightfoot, one of the most respected names in music and song writing, once said, "you haven't written a song until you have written 400 songs".

I don't claim to be a good writer. I claim to be a song writer. And that is debatable. I may not be a good writer as I write that which strikes my fancy. But what I see and read in this forum, is a lot of people who have opened up a new avenue. An avenue which they might not have opened in another life.

And you can thank Kirk & Clancy for that.

;)

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But what I see and read in this forum, is a lot of people who have opened up a new avenue. An avenue which they might not have opened in another life.

And you can thank Kirk & Clancy for that.

;)

**

You said that "write" :winkthumb: Thanks K&C :clap:

Thanks Les, you've opened a lot of doors for some of us here as well, so Thanks for that also. :yes:

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I seemed to have been lax

And this thread has gotten away

Its amazing what can happen

When you're absent for a day.

This Band of the Faithful

Have displayed talent deep

Their rhyming, playing and singing

Will surely earn their keep.

And now we have seen video

Added in to the fray

Soon we should see faces

Added to what they say.

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Great job Kenny, thanks for the credit nice gesture, this is pretty cool:winkthumb:

Yes. Quite in the good way.

With each line written, more experience is displayed. And that is the key. Write, write, write. Write until it hurts. Write when you can't write. Write when the muse hits. But if nothing else. Write. I've mentioned it before and I'll mention it again. Gordon Lightfoot, one of the most respected names in music and song writing, once said, "you haven't written a song until you have written 400 songs".

I don't claim to be a good writer. I claim to be a song writer. And that is debatable. I may not be a good writer as I write that which strikes my fancy. But what I see and read in this forum, is a lot of people who have opened up a new avenue. An avenue which they might not have opened in another life.

And you can thank Kirk & Clancy for that.

;)

**

We've had a lot of fun here LC and personally it's improved my writing, that's good advice to just keep writing and so true about this site it's opened up a whole new world for me, the thread has produced a few songs now which is great, thanks to Kenny for starting it and to Kenny, Carol, Knight, and Aunt Doty for keeping the momentum up, to yourself for pointing us in the right direction and to Kirk and Clancy for making it possible. Hope I haven't forgotten anybody:winkthumb:

Best Wishes

Chris

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I seemed to have been lax

And this thread has gotten away

Its amazing what can happen

When you're absent for a day.

This Band of the Faithful

Have displayed talent deep

Their rhyming, playing and singing

Will surely earn their keep.

And now we have seen video

Added in to the fray

Soon we should see faces

Added to what they say.

I too withdrew for some time

And everything has changed

To see LC had posted

Was a very nice surprise

Kenny's new take on his song

Pleased both ears and eyes

What great fun this thread is

We don't have to rehearse

And just thought I would say Knight

I enjoyed your latest verse:claping:

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Now you have done it, Kenny and Chris

I've burst into song, I have been quite remiss!

No, not a vocal, I'll save that till later

I thought that an effort on blues harp was safer

Please bear in mind that this is my first shot

I just grabbed it and winged it (I do that a lot)

I know that the sounds are both meager and tentative

But I tried to protect all your ears that are sensitive.

The joy of creation has been just the ticket

I hope that you guys will be able to stick it

It's all hit and miss, but much more of the latter

I hope you don't render me road kill or splatter.

:)

LietomeBaby Harp2 3db.mp3

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Great job Kenny, thanks for the credit nice gesture, this is pretty cool:winkthumb:

We've had a lot of fun here LC and personally it's improved my writing, that's good advice to just keep writing and so true about this site it's opened up a whole new world for me, the thread has produced a few songs now which is great, thanks to Kenny for starting it and to Kenny, Carol, Knight, and Aunt Doty for keeping the momentum up, to yourself for pointing us in the right direction and to Kirk and Clancy for making it possible. Hope I haven't forgotten anybody:winkthumb:

Best Wishes

Chris

Quite a speech there, you have made

Worthy of a role in Tosca

Sounds to me like you just won

That goal of champions, a shiny Oscar

:winkthumb:

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I fear I've been lax and gone for some time.

It's time I returned and wrote a few lines.

The song you've penned and recorded so well

Seems to be coming along really swell!

LC has dropped in and says he's amazed,

Methinks he really thinks we're just crazed,

being a nice guy, he has good things to say

Hoping we'll write a really neat song someday!

And I see the Captain has discovered our fun

Hope he won't delete our efforts and puns

Surely he'll see that our verse is fantastic

And won't just discount us as spastics!!!

Carol, you amaze me with all that you do,

And now you're playing a blues harp too?

I swear I think I've picked up your scheme

Couplets I see have become quite the thing!

I forgive Knight46 for leaving me out

I'm sure it's because lately I wasn't about.

I took a vacation to rest my poor brain

since all of this thinking was giving me pain!

I couldn't believe the many lines you all wrote

And songs and music and poetic strokes

They are good reading and I can't help but smile

To see how they meander mile after mile!

And now I'll try to end on a sensible note

After I review all the lines that I've wrote:no:

Sometimes English suffers for the sake of a rhyme

And I'm out of words so I'll close.....it's time!!!!

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Ah-ha you have caught the curse of the couplet!

I did try to warn you, once infected, you're stuck with it

I tried to prevent it as a matter of pride

I'm sure that I mentioned it - I even cried

They flow from my brain till it makes my head spin

So I try if its possible to make you all grin

But for chatting and banter

You can go at a canter

No need for deep thought

Or things of that sort

Just wing it and bring it

From some deep dark pit -

Its easy to go at one hell of a lick

I don't care any more if it makes you all sick :yeahhh:

It occurs to me now like it did once before

It might be contagious or against the law

But I think I've been channeled by a couple of blokes

Two English gents that were clever with jokes

They conducted themselves with wit and elan

P'raps that's where my troubles, really began -

Oops!

I forgot in mid-flight to mention their names

The Two Ronnies - (I believe one has gone up in flames)

:)

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Hey Carol what a great take

very good harping there

The icing on the cake

I think it right

And it would be rewarding

For this song to be set free

On members recordings

My little speech

Yes Like the Oscars

I read it again

And now I know

I didn't mention

My Mum

That was a bit low

I probably could be

The next

Gwyneth Paltrow

Welcome back

Aunt Doty

Great return

It's pure poetry

The two Ronnies

Always had a handle

On comedic sketches

My favourite scene

The one with four Candles

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The next Gwyneth Paltrow?

I think there's a hitch

You would have to first show

You could throw a good pitch

But above all, you must grow

A great deal more hair

(it would have to be fair)

If you wanted your aura to glow.

Hello there Aunt Dot

I appreciate a lot

Your kind words of praise

(Can I have a pay raise?)

It was really a fluke

Oh Oh, no I won't spruik....

The obvious rhyme (with fluke)

Or I'll have to do time

In a house of detension

Which is not my intention

(Nor, in a household of dodgy repute)

A bird on my shoulder

Made a comment, not long,

That my playing got bolder

The further along, I had gone.

It just shows how experience

Can give the appearance

Of some skill, but of course they'd be wrong.

I thought that the song

Was an extra bar long

So my last note's not synched

And I'm sure you all blinked

When my last blow came after the end!

Maybe Kenny can fix it

If not, we can skip it

It's a most unfortunate blend.

They say to play harp

Can be quite an art

And you have to be able to bend

If you want to play blue notes

Or win any votes

But quite frankly, my dearest of friends,

I've only tried twice, before in my life

To give it a blow, so it might cause you strife

I hope not, but maybe a laugh?

But the main thing is please

Do not take your best scarf

And give my poor throat the big squeeze.

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Like from outer space, I come in peace

see it in my face, I'm on my knees

words from this thread, flows like a breeze

I just rose from bed, the latest posts sure please

Chris from the acadamy, Doty back in town

Knights been here so's LC, heart begins to pound

Carol plays harp with me, why how could I frown

starts me with happy glee, happy as a clown

I've not much to say, just happy being here

Think I'll start my day, with an ice cold beer

in my own special way, I have conquered fear

thanks to you all OK, you truely all are dear

just about a year ago, before I found this site

music in me didn't flow, as it does now here each night

I'm still the noob you know, but least I'm learning right

this forum headlines the show, you guys are outa sight

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