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  1. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    15 Mar '10 05:09
    http://vimeo.com/9944352
    This is one great song, wish I knew what the words said. Great guitar playing! Check out the site!
  2. 15 Mar '10 13:16
    Spanish and Arabic mix, looks like a funeral but i could be wrong, great interaction between musicians.

    http://vimeo.com/6988013
  3. Subscriber FreakyKBH
    Acquired Taste...
    15 Mar '10 13:33
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    http://vimeo.com/9944352
    This is one great song, wish I knew what the words said. Great guitar playing! Check out the site!
    You might be a little disappointed in the translation...

    "Go, (have a nice trip),
    I shall not forget advice from mum.
    Go, be wise, and God will put down the hand (on you.)"
  4. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    15 Mar '10 19:53 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by FreakyKBH
    You might be a little disappointed in the translation...

    "Go, (have a nice trip),
    I shall not forget advice from mum.
    Go, be wise, and God will put down the hand (on you.)"
    Oh well, it's a great sounding song and playing nonetheless! What language is that anyway? Do you speak it?
    It's interesting, I figured out the chord structure, at least in the A part, it is an exact duplicate of Ralph McTell's "Streets of London"! Same rhythm also! I wonder if they ever heard that song? It seems unlikely since the McTell song is what, 30 or 40 years old by now and those youngsters look way too young to have been exposed to it. Way interesting!
  5. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    15 Mar '10 21:07 / 2 edits
    Here is a link to 'Streets of London' by Ralph McTell CA 1976:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDT1sx1yePM

    Here is another live link, just himself, the audience clearly loves that song! It's a better version than the orchestrated one in the last link.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COkya7N3pB8&NR=1

    He does it in the key of D, capo on second fret but the chords are the same as the South African kids. See if you can see the similarity.
  6. Subscriber FreakyKBH
    Acquired Taste...
    16 Mar '10 03:34
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Oh well, it's a great sounding song and playing nonetheless! What language is that anyway? Do you speak it?
    It's interesting, I figured out the chord structure, at least in the A part, it is an exact duplicate of Ralph McTell's "Streets of London"! Same rhythm also! I wonder if they ever heard that song? It seems unlikely since the McTell song is what, 30 ...[text shortened]... by now and those youngsters look way too young to have been exposed to it. Way interesting!
    If I am understanding it correctly, the first part is in Kinkongo and the rest is in Lingala. I speak nor understand either.

    My son would appreciate the note work better than me; I just appreciate the noises.
  7. Subscriber FreakyKBH
    Acquired Taste...
    16 Mar '10 03:36
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Here is a link to 'Streets of London' by Ralph McTell CA 1976:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDT1sx1yePM

    Here is another live link, just himself, the audience clearly loves that song! It's a better version than the orchestrated one in the last link.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COkya7N3pB8&NR=1

    He does it in the key of D, capo on second fret but the chords are the same as the South African kids. See if you can see the similarity.
    Somewhat Gordon Lightfoot-ish.

    Me likey.