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Faithful Hound


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paddler

 Genre: Acoustic

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I wanted to try out some vocal harmonies and for some reason it ended up being about a dog I grew up with.Only trouble is,I mentioned about it having fur - I dunno if dogs have fur or hair - but I've never heard of 'the fur of the dog' so that might not be quite right,lol.

Update (nov 2009) I've also made a game on facebook that features 'Buster' (The inspiration behind this song) - our Labrador,presently a bit rocky on his legs but still walking just about!
Buster!

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Lyrics
Faithful Hound

Green as a hill
Blue as the sea
Strong as the heart that beats
Cold as a stone
Lying below
Sings for a day and is gone

Nowhere to be found
Far away from town
Faithful Hound

Follow the streams
Call of the wild
Eyes never fail to see
Bright is the fur
The tail on the trail
Run for to catch the wind

Somwhere I will go
Springtime,rain or snow

Nowhere to be found
Far away from town
Faithful Hound
Song Stats
Hits: 5045
Comments: 42
Fans: 29
Plays: 138
Downloads: 194
Votes: 13
Uploaded: Mar 31, 2008 - 05:30:17 AM
Last Updated: Nov 28, 2009 - 10:54:54 PM Last Played: May 30, 2017 - 09:53:13 PM
Song License
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Hardware:
Guitar,Mic
Software:
VS Synth
Comments
droop said 3463 days ago (March 31st, 2008)
Richard
I absolutely love this. I am a big fan of harmony and dogs. Some of the chords of harmony are fantastic, plus it's just a neat song also. I know you are not a country music fan but you are very close to some mountain harmonies here. You know I had a pair of fur boots that I loved, but noticed one day on the sole......made from dog fur. I had wondered before why some dogs seemed fascinated with them and seemed to look at me with disdain. I never felt the same about em.
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paddler said 3463 days ago (March 31st, 2008)
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Well I think I would react in the same way if I saw a dog walking round in boots made from.. my next door neighbour.Those boots were definately made for walking! I like some country music - I had an attempt at it with Jenny Is The Sunshine Girl - I've been told it sounds more like a pickup truck song - whatever that means,haha.Wow mountain harmonies - really? I like the sound of that - I'm living near the highest mountain in England so perhaps thats an influence.Most people would call it a hill though,I suspect.. Thanks for the welcome comments - Richard
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SJB said 3463 days ago (March 31st, 2008)
You Winalot with this
Do dogs have coats rather than hair or fur? Who cares -I was too busy taking in your music to worry about it. Such a lot of intetresting things going on with the insturmenation and harmonies. Very well mixed (and played) so you can easily tune in to the different things going on (I liked the distinct guitar parts). I'm so glad I dropped by to hear this - I'm off to check you other songs out now.
Cheers
Steve
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paddler said 3463 days ago (March 31st, 2008)
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Just been checking out your songs - the quality you acheive in your recordings is excellent and your songwriting is right up my street - so thanks for the comment - Rich
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Skean said 3463 days ago (March 31st, 2008)
Lovely
It's like a summer breeze flowing in to my loudspeakers.Kudos
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paddler said 3463 days ago (March 31st, 2008)
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Thanks Skean and for once it has actually been sunny here today in UK (Its a miracale!) Richard
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Pete_NB said 3463 days ago (March 31st, 2008)
Experiment Successful!
Great job on the harmonies. And the love you had for the old hound shines through.

Very pleasant track. It transports me to a simple time when all one needed was a faithful four-legged companion and an open field.
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paddler said 3463 days ago (March 31st, 2008)
Thanks Pete
Yeah the old mut bit me in the face once but I soon forgave him - I was meddling with his nose when he was trying to sleep so thats my fault.Never ignore a growl I guess! Cheers - Rich
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said 3463 days ago (March 31st, 2008)
You're the man....
I really enjoyed this.

Jack
paddler said 3463 days ago (March 31st, 2008)
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Thanks Jack!
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Mcboy said 3463 days ago (March 31st, 2008)
woof woof
in harmony of course........most girls say i have hair not fur...so......really nice my man.....enjoyed to the max.....even my best friend liked it....with reservations of course....many bows and howls!
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paddler said 3463 days ago (March 31st, 2008)
Good Boy,McBoy
Have a biscuit and lie down.Cheers - appreciated - Richard
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stevel said 3463 days ago (March 31st, 2008)
Great song
Very beautiful....well done!
steve
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paddler said 3463 days ago (March 31st, 2008)
Thanks STeve!
Blimey I didnt know you had so many songs - I'm gonna have to do some moochin on your page.THanks - Richard
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bonnieprincejohnny said 3463 days ago (March 31st, 2008)
Triffic.
Aye - this wee choon and your performance are flawless - and that line...
nowhere to be found - tres fucking bonne man, download... you bet!
Aw the best.
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paddler said 3463 days ago (March 31st, 2008)
Johnny Be Good
I dunno if its as good as 'tres fucking bonne' though - hehe.Flawless is better than being floorless so thats a great thing to know - Cheers appreciate it - RG
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Cori Ander said 3463 days ago (March 31st, 2008)
love
So much love is in your music.
That's probably why I love it so much.
I love it!
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pengui said 3463 days ago (March 31st, 2008)
great lyrics
I like the lyrics a lot, being a dog-owner I can relate. Especially the tail on the trail part.
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Ed Hannifin said 3463 days ago (March 31st, 2008)
I don't want to dissect or analyze any of this.
I just love it. Love the harmonies, love the feel.

Ed
chipan said 3463 days ago (March 31st, 2008)
Nice composition
I never would have imagined the refrain "Faithful Hound" would sound cool, but you managed to do it! I really like the layers here. The vocal harmonies and chord progression are nice too. Excellent song!

chip
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***itiswotitis*** said 3462 days ago (March 31st, 2008)
I love
the harmonies and the relaxing sway to this tune...your tunes always have warmth.... i like that!

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lengold said 3462 days ago (April 1st, 2008)
Rich
Love this beautiful and charming song. Perfection. Downloaded. Thanks.
Cheers
Len


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Scott Carmichael said 3462 days ago (April 1st, 2008)
among your many talents
which are many, in this craft... you consistently seem to know how to get to the heart of the mater... you allow folks the opportunity to respond on an emotional level... right where music should always hit us... It gives your work such traction...
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J.A.Stewart said 3462 days ago (April 1st, 2008)
Mission Accomplished
My little dog, a Peek-a-Poo, turned 16 last week. Although he lives with my ex and I get to see him infrequently, we still have a special bond, right up their with my family and best friends. ;)

The vocal harmonies you were... *trying out* work quite pleasantly, Richard, producing a warm and fuzzy feeling here in this simple tune.

It's a nice, folksy acoustic song.

My only observation is that because of the constant harmonies, it seems to sound like a collection of choruses in search of a verse. Perhaps slowly building from a solo voice and then adding harmony parts as you go along would change that. Just a thought. ;)


--- Joe
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paddler said 3462 days ago (April 1st, 2008)
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VERY good point... I just put this as a reminder to myself.. I need to go to the pub now.. but I will replyto this in depth later.Bloody welll observed... exactly wot i thought...RG
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aclarke said 3462 days ago (April 1st, 2008)
Fantastic
You know- sometimes you see a song riding high in the picks and say WTF (how I feel when mine happen to get there for example). But this... this is perfectly deserving- count me among the sucker for harmonies crowd- these are sooo cool sounding. Guitar sounds great... really, quite a treat in all aspects.
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said 3462 days ago (April 1st, 2008)
Great song in every aspect
Totally pro and beyond, RG you really hit a beautiful nerve here, I admire your restraint in this
Jim Bouchard said 3462 days ago (April 1st, 2008)
Faithful Hound indeed!
Woof woof, master!
It's just perfect, now can we go for a walk?
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Remark80 said 3459 days ago (April 4th, 2008)
Great Harmonies
I love the harmonies. I would have liked to hear the song kick in with drums when the second verse came in. This is a very strong song and with all the layers it would have been cool to see it layered with percussion. Thanks and I look forward to hearing more of your stuff.
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magnatone said 3459 days ago (April 4th, 2008)
Faithful Hound
I can't believe I missed this last week - so glad I went through again. I totally LOVE this song, what a great work - everything about it is just top notch! Thanks!
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said 3458 days ago (April 5th, 2008)
Loved it!

Hi
Richard you sounded fantastic I loved it all. really nice lyrics also.
cheers,
Peace Dee.
Jarvoid said 3458 days ago (April 5th, 2008)
Weyll Geezer
With the backyard and front garden that you've got you have some pretty awesome inspirational scenery.Nice to hear you take good advantage of it as well, (had a listen to Wise Old Owl and had a chuckle at your Tented Studio)and being familiar with some of Lakeland Faithful Hound was like having a soundtrack/visual thing going on.........I know what I mean ...anyway cool song.Might bump into you for real one day ....See You later.....

Jarvoid
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DWL said 3458 days ago (April 5th, 2008)
Sorry I'm late but
this is bloody excellent.

I've yet to hear anything by you I didn't like.

Cheers

Dick
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timothy devine said 3457 days ago (April 5th, 2008)
great / way to go
Harmonies sound real sweet
some dogs have hair some have fur
don't ask the differance/cause i dont know
if you cut it it is hair
i think

u r funny

great song writing and singing
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Doadars Uncle said 3449 days ago (April 14th, 2008)
Nice!
My old brother, Dusty, was a mutt that lived over thirteen years! Good heart.

Thanks for the nice scenes, here.
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tokai said 3448 days ago (April 15th, 2008)
smooth
great track, beautiful harmonies, and guitar parts.
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said 3428 days ago (May 5th, 2008)
Amazing!
Richard, this is great piece by all means. One of your very bests posted here. Fine vocal delivery, the playing took my breath and wonderfully recorded. This is a true masterpiece. Thanks for sharing!

Take Care
- Yeman A. Al-Rawi
racerat said 3423 days ago (May 10th, 2008)
Great Scot
Was the name of my first dog. A Collie/Boarder Collie mix. An amazing pal until one day he was stolen along with his son, --who was virtually identical to him in looks-- that he had created with a randy bitch next door. We never found him and I wonder to this day what happened to him and how someone could be so callous. Your song brought back some raw emotions for me and I thank you for that.
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bonnieprincejohnny said 3410 days ago (May 23rd, 2008)
Maaaan!
Again I come back to this choon -- It 's flawless yet as someone observed earlier it's missing something and I think that is definitely a bridge - BONNIE PRINCE JOHNNY Decreeth Write A Fucking Bridge For This Fucking Song So That It May Transcend The Merely Flawless And Become The Transendental. I kid thee fucking not Richard.
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richardhowardjones said 3400 days ago (June 2nd, 2008)
FROM 1 RICH 2 ANOTHER
Well chum, it looks like the harmony experiment was a total success. I reeeeeally liked it. Next...?
If you'd be interested, would love to collaborate on something.
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 3094 days ago (April 4th, 2009)
Sweet
.. nice harmonies. Dogs are great subject matter. Terrific twang in that guitar. Love this!
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Lennon714 said 2985 days ago (July 22nd, 2009)
now you're messing with a...
Great tune. I'm not much help with the "fur vs. hair" debate. If you hadn't of mentioned it I doubt anyone would notice. Anyway, the harmonies on this are fantastic! Did you just ad lib them or did you write them out first?
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