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 Posted: Thu Jun 28th, 2012 12:19 am
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This is my first song post in this forum and to be honest, I am feeling rather overwhelmed with the talent on display here. So I humble submit this simple little song.

http://soundcloud.com/allan-kilgour/my-home-town


My Home Town
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(c) Allan Kilgour 2012 ( APRA / AMCOS )


Now my home town
Don’t mean much to me
Now my home town
Don’t mean all that much to me
I got bad memories from that town and its deputies

But Im headed back home’
To my ole town ýeah Ill be back home
When this plane touch down
You see I got a free flight
On account of ole sheriff Dwight

Now the sheriff had a daughter
And I loved her all the time
Yeah the sheriff had a daughter
and he was no friend of mine
He packed me in this plane
And sent me back home again

They’ll meet me at the airport
And put me up to stay
Oh Yeah they’ll meet me at the airport
pick me up and lock me away
and all because of the no account gal
and the deputy from hell

My home town….
It don’t mean much to me home

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 Posted: Thu Jun 28th, 2012 12:36 am
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 Cool tune Allan! :cool: Don't feel intimidated by the talent here!  We're as friendly a bunch as you'll find anywhere.  You just happened to listen to one of Danny Bloodworth's posts first... heck, no one can hold a candle to that platinum tongue turkey! :D



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 Posted: Sat Aug 11th, 2012 02:36 am
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That was awesome, Allan. Great little country tune.

I did think at 3:47 it came in a bit long. And perhaps you may lose one or two of the "My Home Towns" at around 3:02...it just seemed a bit repetitive at that point. But I love what you did. I loved the story you told, too.



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 Posted: Mon Oct 8th, 2012 12:30 pm
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Fun to listen to. Is new Zealand like rural south in Us as well?



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Allan,

I like that funky blues beat. Home towns are like two-sided coins. Some good and some bad. I tweeted you.

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 Posted: Wed Nov 21st, 2012 06:41 pm
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Thanks Jim. Its realy great to get a positive response from some one as talented as you.

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I was in a bit of a hurry, and didn't have time to listen to the whole thing... but it sure doesn't sound to me like you have anything to apologize for.

I know little about blues music, but I liked what I heard. I don't think you need to take a back seat to anyone here. And there are some real good blues artists here.



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 Posted: Fri Nov 23rd, 2012 01:13 pm
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That's very good.  You sang it very well and I liked the story of the song.

I have recently become interested in blues music and trying to write and play it.  Especially the old timey stuff like Muddy Waters.  How did you get the guitar tone in the intro and solo?  How did you play it?



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Hank,
Glad you enjoyed the song. The intro and solo were performed on a dobro guitar using a slide. I cant take credit for it, a friend of mine did it for me. I cant play slide to save my self, plus I dont have a dobro.

And good luck with the blues journey its a simple music but as I am finding out hard to play well.

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