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Title: Sing Me Back Home Merle Haggard
Post by: gerard on January 24, 2020, 07:35:53 PM
Decided to do some singing videos on Youtube.
This one is using EasyCountryBallad Tempo 88

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqLqHvrd5jM
Title: Re: Sing Me Back Home Merle Haggard
Post by: DonM on January 24, 2020, 09:14:43 PM
Excellent!  Great singin' and playin'.
BTW, I got a hundred dollar tip for doing that song last week!  The guy was a friend of Merle's.
Merle's son Marty is a friend of mine and he sings this one nearly exactly like Merle did. 
Love me some Haggard, and I love your rendition.  We look to be about the same age, and both have great taste in music!  :)
Title: Re: Sing Me Back Home Merle Haggard
Post by: DonM on January 24, 2020, 09:50:30 PM
Gerard,
Please excuse me if I'm butting in, but did you ever hear the story of how that song originated?
Here is Marty telling it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asFPTXm0zeE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asFPTXm0zeE)
Title: Re: Sing Me Back Home Merle Haggard
Post by: gerard on January 24, 2020, 10:01:16 PM
Don,
What a great story!
I don't know about being the same age, I am 78. lol
I sing about 15 Merle Haggard songs.
I like Don Williams too, and George Strait, and on and on.
The older country seems to hit home more to me.
Title: Re: Sing Me Back Home Merle Haggard
Post by: DonM on January 24, 2020, 10:11:44 PM
I'm "just" 76.  Still working most every night.
Here's another brief story.  Through a mutual friend, years ago, I became friends with Bonnie Owens, who sang harmony with Merle, and was married to him for a while.
One night they were in town working at a casino and she came out to where I was playing after their show.  I asked her to sing and she did "Cowboy's Sweetheart".  When I asked her to do another, she asked if I minded if she just sang harmony with me, because that was what she loved to do.
Did I MIND?!  I sang every Merle song I know.  She even commented that I probably knew more of Merle's songs than HE did. 
Anyway, I recorded the entire evening directly from my mixer, and now have more than two hours of her singing with me.  What a night to treasure.  I have to convert them to a more modern medium soon, as they are on Mini-disc format. 
I'll be quite now!  :)
Title: Re: Sing Me Back Home Merle Haggard
Post by: Afton72 on January 25, 2020, 06:01:50 AM
  God onya' Gerard,  that was a good job,  I enjoy Merle's music & others from that era.
  Tried to sing with you but it hurt my throat, I had a couple of unneeded ops on my vocal hords(so I believe now), but you two lads have a long way to go, so enjoy, & "do it while you can", ha ha.
     Don,    What great stories & memories you must have.
   Nice to see musical folks plying their wares in vids.
          Cheers,    Alan
Title: Re: Sing Me Back Home Merle Haggard
Post by: Mango on February 04, 2020, 10:24:06 PM
Gerard, I really like your performance , so nice done .
I myself wanna try to play this song, do you have any sheet or something to share?
Greetings from Sweden
Leif
Title: Re: Sing Me Back Home Merle Haggard
Post by: gerard on February 05, 2020, 04:36:17 PM
Leif,
Here is the lead sheet that I use, hope it helps.

https://app.box.com/s/11m6ro9m6eage2kbg2h89cq9mj9ca5ir

Gerard
Title: Re: Sing Me Back Home Merle Haggard
Post by: Mango on February 05, 2020, 05:07:37 PM
Tanks Gerard
Just what i needed
Again Thanks

Leif
Title: Re: Sing Me Back Home Merle Haggard
Post by: Jon D on April 02, 2020, 07:06:57 PM

  Hi there Gerard,
                That was a nice vocal performance I enjoyed listening my very good friend. :) :) :)

                              Jon D. 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Sing Me Back Home Merle Haggard
Post by: Ingar on May 20, 2020, 08:52:44 PM
Yes, nice job. I like it a lot. I wonder, is the any requirement about copyrights on Youtube?

Regards Ingar
Title: Re: Sing Me Back Home Merle Haggard
Post by: Toril S on May 20, 2020, 10:35:10 PM
Very nice Gerard!
Title: Re: Sing Me Back Home Merle Haggard
Post by: jugge on May 21, 2020, 08:26:07 AM
Yes, nice job. I like it a lot. I wonder, is the any requirement about copyrights on Youtube?

Regards Ingar

Every cover song that I have uploaded to Youtube, had a copyright claim. What that mean - if I understand it correctly - is that the revenue for adds will go to the copyright owner, but it's not illegal to upload a cover song that you play.   

I am not sure how they analyze the songs that you upload to Youtube, but they must have some smart algorithm that recognize the content.

/Jugge

Title: Re: Sing Me Back Home Merle Haggard
Post by: Ingar on May 21, 2020, 04:11:35 PM
Every cover song that I have uploaded to Youtube, had a copyright claim. What that mean - if I understand it correctly - is that the revenue for adds will go to the copyright owner, but it's not illegal to upload a cover song that you play.   

I am not sure how they analyze the songs that you upload to Youtube, but they must have some smart algorithm that recognize the content.

/Jugge
It is confusing because I read this on Legal zoom:

Thousands of times a month, someone posts  cover song on Youtube. And whether the video is a live band performance or a toddler singing from her high chair, most are posted without permission from the songs coyrightholder-meaning they`re infringing someone`s copyright.

If the copyrights owner complains, You Tube may remove your video. And if you`re a repeat offender, your
You Tube channel- and all its data-may be permanently deleted. In rare instances, you might even be sued for copyrights infringement.

Regards Ingar
Title: Re: Sing Me Back Home Merle Haggard
Post by: billtracy on May 22, 2020, 03:55:15 AM
Nice job on a great song.