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Down in Louisiana


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bronco

 Genre: Country-Western

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This is the first version of this song that I recorded. I later re-recorded it with mandolinquent on mandolin and posted that version. Thought I would upload this version also and see what people thought.
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Lyrics
It was down in Louisiana
Beneath a haloed moon
Right beside the lonely banks
Of the Mississippi too
That I first realized that love hadn't come through

Now somewhere there is laughter of lovers feeling good
But I was down on my knees beneath the Live Oak trees wondering which way to go
when I felt my soul lift up and my feet began to move

So from Baton Rouge to New Orleans and Thibodeaux too
When you're feeling lonely, you ought to dance beneath a haloed moon

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Comments: 23
Fans: 3
Plays: 976
Downloads: 192
Votes: 16
Uploaded: Oct 16, 2005 - 03:37:07 AM
Last Updated: Oct 16, 2005 - 01:29:45 PM Last Played: Jul 24, 2017 - 05:40:33 PM
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Comments
FEEL said 4325 days ago (October 16th, 2005)
you get with the guit
Nice Job...really like the southern feel. Strings and vocals compliment
well each other. Thanks for sharing. I think this is one of your best.

Regards
John
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bronco said 4325 days ago (October 16th, 2005)
you get with the guit
Thanks John. I felt like the two guitar parts went together well also and that
was what made this version unique.
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tim grant said 4325 days ago (October 16th, 2005)
wicked!
great guitar sound! I really like your live vocal sound!!!! goes over the
guitar well!
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bronco said 4325 days ago (October 16th, 2005)
wicked!
Thanks Tim. I love playing and hearing music live. Most fun you can have is
jamming with some friends and everyone is relaxed and mellow.
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thetiler said 4325 days ago (October 16th, 2005)
nice fingerpickin and singin
Like that classic bronco style voice.

Thanks for sharing
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bronco said 4325 days ago (October 16th, 2005)
nice fingerpickin and singin
Thanks Bill, makes me feel good to hear you say that.
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stevel said 4325 days ago (October 16th, 2005)
Great live feel
I feel like I am sitting in on a Bronco gig! Fantastic clear acoustic
sound...you have a real knack for writing tunes that sound like classic
traditional songs. Really assured performance. This could be off a Folk/
blues anthology from the early 60's. Timeless - and enjoyable at any
time of the day!
Steve
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bronco said 4325 days ago (October 16th, 2005)
Great live feel
Thanks Steve! maybe I will get to do a live gig in an English pub someday.
Now that would be a blast!
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JOAN said 4325 days ago (October 16th, 2005)
fine tune
this is the real deal...nice job!!!
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bronco said 4325 days ago (October 16th, 2005)
fine tune
Cool dude! Like your straight ahead stuff also!
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selters said 4325 days ago (October 16th, 2005)
Lovely guitar
The guitar sound great on this tune. This recording is very warm and "real". Would love to see the lyrics posted! Great song, great performance!!
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bronco said 4325 days ago (October 16th, 2005)
Lovely guitar
Thanks man! Appreciate your remarks. This is a fun song to play live and I
also enjoyed adding the second guitar on in the recording. This is a repost
and the lyrics were posted the first time. So I didn't think about it being
necessary this time. Should have realized that some of you would have
missed the first one. So here are lyrics:

It was down in Louisiana
Beneath a haloed moon
Right beside the lonely banks
Of the Mississippi too
That I first realized that love hadn't come through

Now somewhere there is laughter of lovers feeling good
But I was down on my knees beneath the Live Oak trees wondering which way
to go
when I felt my soul lift up and my feet began to move

So from Baton Rouge to New Orleans and Thibodeaux too
When you're feeling lonely, you ought to dance beneath a haloed moon


Check out my latest song called 6th. St. Masquerade
dwwave said 4325 days ago (October 16th, 2005)
Less is More!
I really liked the stripped down low-fi aspect of this song (I like the
song too!)

cool lyrics, nice pickin and singing

Very Very Good!
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bronco said 4325 days ago (October 16th, 2005)
Less is More!
Thanks David. Your friendship and support have meant a lot to me since I
joined this board. I don't know If I would still be posting if it wasn't for your
encouragement!
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aclarke said 4325 days ago (October 16th, 2005)
Beautiful
All your music is so pure and warm sounding. This is another fine Bronco
song. There is something so powerful about this song!
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bronco said 4325 days ago (October 16th, 2005)
Beautiful
Thanks Adam! Your support has also meant a lot to me from the very first. I
never thought to hear the word "powerful" used to describe one of my songs.
It really makes me glad that I found Macjams and that someone besides my
son and a few close friends have now heard what I have done.
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said 4325 days ago (October 16th, 2005)
Sweet Swamp Juice!
Reminds me of the Oh' brother where art thou" Soundtrack! Great swamp tine! I just crawled out! Great song lets hit the bong!
bronco said 4325 days ago (October 16th, 2005)
Sweet Swamp Juice!
Thanks bizarre!! If you really want bizarre, paddle a pirougue out into the
middle of the Atchafalaya swamp on a moonless night and just sit and listen
intently for an hour. Guaranteed to stimulate the imagination!
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Peter Greenstone said 4325 days ago (October 16th, 2005)
down home
Sounds real nice, Bronco. Always authentic. I like this simple
arrangement. I wish it didn't suddenly cut off before the end. Let that
last note finish sounding.
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bronco said 4325 days ago (October 16th, 2005)
down home
Hi Peter! How was Houston? You should write something about that
experience. With your keen eye I know you came away with some insights and
images. Thanks for listening to my song. It was actually one of the first
recordings after I got GB. I will try and heed your advice on cutting off the last
note in the future.
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Rebsie said 4321 days ago (October 20th, 2005)
Very nice
Lovely guitar work ... very sweet and heartfelt song. The simplicity
of the arrangement works very well for such a direct and honest
song ... I could believe it really was being played outside under a
haloed moon. Lovely.
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HeatherJackson said 4197 days ago (February 21st, 2006)
This song sounds amature
The outline is a good idea and I like the words and the meaning of this song but the recording sounds like it's in someone's basement.
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bronco said 4197 days ago (February 21st, 2006)
This song sounds amature
Thanks for the compliments and I do consider them compliments!! I think
other words that could have been substituted for amature could have been =
real, honest, artistic, from the heart or even sincere! Nope, it wasn't my
basement. People in Texas don't have basements. It was a spare room in my
house. That's where the vast majority of recordings on this site are done.
Perhaps you didn't catch the name? Macjams? These songs are supposed to
be recorded on a Macintosh computer using Garageband or other Mac
software. If your recordings are professionally produced in a recording studio
with hired musicians and you are just here to promote your music, good luck.
In fact, come on back when you get a post that has more than 50 downloads.
It's not easy to get 50 people on this site to do that as you will find out.
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I love to play guitar. I have been writing songs for many years and have a large catalog by this time. Songwriting is easy. Writing great songs is hard! Born in Louisiana and live in Texas. I grew up on Chuck, Jerry Lee, Elvis, Ricky, Little Richard ... [see more]

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