song writing

Started by: tomplum (8057) 

I'm getting long in't tooth so i wrote this song

there's snow on't roof

Started: 26th May 2020 at 22:46

Posted by: priscus (inactive)

I have written a song.

It is about an arrogant, foul-mouthed, unpleasant, Alt-Right neo-fascist/populist thug.

His dealer, being obese, and a heavy ‘Class A’ user gets quite sick with the Covid, and is hospitalised.

This leaves him facing something of a famine, in these times of lockdown, so he drives off to access his own stash back at the farm.

However, his stock has spoiled, and been got at by rats. He does not wish to risk Weil’s Disease.

He phones the Candy Man, but as local constabulary know him to be a user, the candyman will not deliver, fearing the lockdown leaves him at great risk of being stopped by police whilst carrying.

Now, badly in need of a snort, he decides himself to drive up to the castle and score sufficient for current circumstances. Takes his family with him in case he gets stopped, so he couild always fess up to the lesser crime of taking a day out should he get pulled whilst carrying such a large quantity.

Stopping for a quick snort in the woods, he reflects on how superior he is to the plebs he is forced to tolerate. Even enough stock here to let the Gov have a quick toot upon his return.

I have not quite finished my editing of the wording, as I need to trim the lines to fit the rhythm of a well-known tune made famous by The Singing Nun.

Replied: 27th May 2020 at 13:19

Posted by: tomplum (8057) 

that a complex theme for a song priscus but good luck with it,

Replied: 28th May 2020 at 10:49

Posted by: tomplum (8057) 

I write songs about local people, some i like, some I hate and some I find interesting,
here is one about a person, I've never met,

but, i like him

Replied: 29th May 2020 at 21:59

Posted by: tomplum (8057) 

another person I liked was our dear departed member Moodysue, I met her and did a couple of jobs for her, a very nice lady and she told us the tale of her granddad bringing a snig home and slapping in down on the table wrapped in newspaper

Moodysue's tale

Replied: 29th May 2020 at 22:25

Posted by: thaknows (503)

I just watched terry miles on yoootube, tommy plumb i see you commented on the amazing grace tutuorial, how much did it cost you if you dont mind me asking. I love watching the boogie woogie piano videos on there, cheers me up.

Replied: 9th Sep 2020 at 22:05

Posted by: tomplum (8057) 

Yea I bought that one off him and several more, I think it was £25 and he also chucks in a couple of more lessons as well, he is a very good teacher and shows you note for note, he got me interested in Boogie initially

I learned this off Terry

Replied: 11th Sep 2020 at 19:12

Posted by: thaknows (503)

thanks for that, it seems good value, i want to get back into the piano, if i get the time, keep having a go but then other stuff just gets in the way.

Replied: 11th Sep 2020 at 20:23

Posted by: tomplum (8057) 

yes, thats my problem too, To be good you have to practice, practice practice and i have never had he time or the commitment so, I'm never going to raise my level, I've had teachers in the past who have said, " Tom you have a raw talent, " After many years practice and trying, its still raw, and it always will be because, I don't put the practice in,

Terry has many free lessons, try them and also look at my favorite German, I never knew germans had a sense of humour till I bumped into
christian Fuch, check him out on youtube, he is something else,

Replied: 11th Sep 2020 at 21:28

Posted by: tomplum (8057) 

he has many many videos and this is just one,

christian fuch

Replied: 11th Sep 2020 at 21:34

Posted by: JR (291)

Just watched your video Tomplum - very good and very clever!

Replied: 23rd Oct 2020 at 16:53

Posted by: tomplum (8057) 

Replied: 22nd Oct 2021 at 21:43

Posted by: ena malcup (227)

I wrote a song called 'Leonard Cohen'.

It is to the tune of 'Hallelujah' (so easy to follow bowt the music, though I have also arranged a nice piano accompaniment)

I'll not bore you with all of it.

First handful of lines are:

I heard yon Leonard Cohen sing
I guess its a sort of Marmite thing
You either hate him or you love him
Don’t you.

Over eighty verses he had penned
Though you only hear three or four in the end
when it comes to Hallelujah that’ll do you.

and so on.

Replied: 27th Oct 2021 at 03:03

Posted by: tomplum (8057) 

ena, that is very interesting and I would like to hear more, I don't s'pose you could treat us to a rendition ?

Replied: 27th Oct 2021 at 21:38

Posted by: tomplum (8057) 

here's one I wrote about the fact that, there are
too many cars on the road

Replied: 27th Oct 2021 at 21:54

Posted by: ena malcup (227)

Would love to tom, but I don't have the technology.

Haven't even got a microphone or camera!

Got a piano and a very basic computer, and that is about the limit of my tech. Would not really want any more.

I was prompted to write it through observing two things.

First: I like Leonard Cohen, but I know a lot of folk do not, Strangely those who do not seem to object in relation to musicality, but I find it tends to be musicians who do like his stuff.

Secondly: The irony: that it seems he is going to be remembered for a piece of music that was ignored for the majority of his performing career.

Replied: 27th Oct 2021 at 22:43

Posted by: tomplum (8057) 

ok Ena, Have you ever got a bus and its going the wrong way ?

I do it a lot

Replied: 29th Oct 2021 at 22:09
Last edited by tomplum: 29th Oct 2021 at 22:13:26

Posted by: ena malcup (227)

Ah, the places I remember.

Replied: 29th Oct 2021 at 23:32


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