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Uncharted Waters


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PeterB7858

 Genre: Acoustic

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Description
This is not really a recent trip inspired song, though I did develop the chord progression in London.

Once again I am aiming for a solo singer/songwriter vibe with unedited single takes of the guitar (my hand-made 000 miked with an AKG Perception 170 small diaphragm condenser) and vocals (AKG Perception 120 large diaphragm condenser).

The ocean sound effects came from http://www.soundjay.com/nature-sounds-3.html (ocean-waves-1.mp3).

See what you make of it, me hearties :-)

Regards,

Peter.
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Lyrics
Uncharted Waters - Peter Bowen (January 2013)

Intro: Verse 2 chords

[C] Dawn steals silence [Dm] from the night
[Asus4/E] Stillness greets the [F] day
[C] Fishing boats glint [G] in the light
[F] Sea birds wheel at [G] play

[C] Sunlight floods [Dm] across the bay
My [Asus4/E] yacht sails on the [F] tide
A [C] salty tang drifts [G] off the spray
But [F] no one's by my [C] side

Chorus
[Em7] My heart, a lonely [F] island
[Em7] Adrift out on the [F] sea
I [Em7] ply uncharted [F] waters
[Dm] Who will be my [G] breeze?

My [C] sail lies limp [Dm] upon the mast
The [Asus4/E] sun burns over[F]head
[C] There's not another [G] soul in sight
It [F] seems my luck has [C] fled

Bridge
[Am] An albatross [G] appears on high
In [F] graceful, endless [E7] flight
[Am] Am I destined [G] to repeat
[F] Its solitary [G] plight?

Lead over Verse 2 chords

Repeat Chorus

[C] But I still hope to [Dm] find someone
[Asus4/E] Who'll map this island [F] heart
We'll [C] anchor by the [G] lee shore
And [F] make a brand new [C] start

Outro: Chorus chords (end on G)

Asus4/E (E, G, D, A)
| e |- - - - x
| B |- - x - -
| G |- - - - -
| D |- x - - -
Song Stats
Hits: 2261
Comments: 55
Fans: 24
Plays: 195
Downloads: 43

Uploaded: Feb 12, 2013 - 04:58:32 AM
Last Updated: Feb 12, 2013 - 04:58:32 AM Last Played: Mar 19, 2017 - 04:39:54 PM
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Software:
GB 11, Ozone 5.
Comments
alackbass said 1622 days ago (February 12th, 2013)
Uncharted Waters
That guitar sounds fantastic. It must make it even more special knowing you built it. The resonant low notes are awesome. A lovely tune backed by you precise picking and delivered through your clear vocal. The ending licks are a real treat.
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PeterB7858 said 1621 days ago (February 13th, 2013)
A joy...
Thanks, Andrew. The guitar does have some very nice bass tones for a 000. It is a joy to play. Glad you thought it turned out OK. Take care, Peter.
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Philip18 said 1622 days ago (February 12th, 2013)
Uncharted waters
Good song, well constructed melody, gorgeous guitar tones, clean picking, emotive vocal. You're in fine form here!
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PeterB7858 said 1621 days ago (February 13th, 2013)
Integrity or laziness? :-)
Once again I went for the stripped back approach (I think I am getting lazy). Campfire stuff. Thanks for the kind words. Catch up soon for a jam. Peter
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Moviz said 1622 days ago (February 12th, 2013)
Lovely warm
tone on both guitar and vocals here Peter.... lovely song and images..... and don't you agree that one sings far more naturally, while playing and singing at the same time..... love the way you play too..... enjoyed, regards M
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PeterB7858 said 1621 days ago (February 13th, 2013)
Thanks
I appreciate your kind words, Maurice. Glad you liked the images the song developed. Now if only I could also chew gum at the same time... :-) Thanks, Peter.
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Reinholt56 said 1622 days ago (February 12th, 2013)
Hi Peter....
This is a wonderful, crisp, clear song. Words and music coming together for a great effect.

Your playing, arrangement and chord progression make for a mighty backdrop to the story in the words.

Take care.

Paul
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PeterB7858 said 1621 days ago (February 13th, 2013)
Ahoy there!
Thanks for dropping by, Paul. I'm glad you liked this. I like writing nautical inspired lyrics. Take care, Peter.
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richard13 said 1622 days ago (February 12th, 2013)
Damn, Peter
you do this sort of thing very well. As the others have said, lovely picking and singing, with somewhat plaintive lyrics.
I hope you find a mermaid soon, Cap'n.
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PeterB7858 said 1621 days ago (February 13th, 2013)
Out, damn spot...
Thanks, Richard. I am glad you liked it. My long (suffering) partner, Judy, will probably not take too kindly to any suggestion that she go topless and fin up :-) Good idea, though! Take care, Peter.
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johnwhitehead said 1621 days ago (February 12th, 2013)
Waters
Lovely piece of writing, Peter. I especially love the chorus--gorgeous stuff. Lots of craft in this-- the way you weave together the seascape images with the narrator's longing. Lovely guitar figures and singing, too.
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PeterB7858 said 1621 days ago (February 13th, 2013)
Thyme and tired...
Thanks, John. Any praise from you concerning songwriting is very gratefully accepted. I like writing nautical themed lyrics. I never get tide of it... :-) Sorry. I appreciate your unstinting support. Take care, Peter.
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KCsGROOVE said 1621 days ago (February 12th, 2013)
uncharted waters
What I love about macjams is all the different guitarplayers here that not only play well, but also know how to make a decent recording :-)
Love the guitarsound here
Very nice song!
Much enjoyed
KC
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PeterB7858 said 1621 days ago (February 13th, 2013)
The guitar is the star
Thanks, KC. I do put a bit of time into getting my acoustic to sound right. It is a fine instrument and deserves my humble efforts. Glad you liked how this one turned out. Take care, Peter.
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Bob Rodgers said 1621 days ago (February 12th, 2013)
The
guitars sound great Peter and I love your warm vocals, very well sung. A nice chord progression and it all blends together very well.
An excellent song and very much enjoyed.

Bob
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PeterB7858 said 1621 days ago (February 13th, 2013)
Appreciative
Thanks for dropping by, Bob. I kind of thought that you might like this one. Your continued support is greatly appreciated. Warm regards, Peter.
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FEEL said 1621 days ago (February 12th, 2013)
Nice acoustic
I like the control you have and the clean operation of the guitar. The vocals sound really good and I like the play on words, the lyrics are fantastic. Singer/Songwriter for sure. Enjoyed
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PeterB7858 said 1621 days ago (February 13th, 2013)
A pirate looks at 50+
Thanks for making the time to have a listen to this song, John. I'm glad you liked the lyrics. I am quite happy with the way they wove the story line. I do sing a lot of early Jimmy Buffett round the campfire so I suppose it has rubbed off. Take care, Peter.
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Vic Holman said 1621 days ago (February 12th, 2013)
Uncharted Waters
excellent tune peter. guitar, vocal & lyrics... it's all there
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PeterB7858 said 1621 days ago (February 13th, 2013)
My job is done
If it is all there, then my job is done :-) Thanks, Vic. Take care.
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Diego_B said 1621 days ago (February 13th, 2013)
Uncharted Waters
Nice melody, very well played and sung and the lyrics are excellent. Enjoyed.
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PeterB7858 said 1621 days ago (February 13th, 2013)
Supportive
I appreciate you dropping by, Diego. Thanks for the supportive comments. Take care, Peter.
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TvRicky said 1621 days ago (February 13th, 2013)
Late 60's Folk..Yeah!
Sing it and play it my friend...I really like the definition of your mixes and of course the music talent you have is just amazing baby...Beautiful sound on this fine morning..Reminds me of John Denver

A SincerelyZipped, TvRicky
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PeterB7858 said 1619 days ago (February 14th, 2013)
JD nod :-)
Thanks, Ricky. I appreciate your kind words re the mix. A JD nod will do just fine. Take care, Peter.
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J_Gretch said 1620 days ago (February 13th, 2013)
Uncharted Waters
What a treat to hear an original piece played on a hand crafted guitar.You handle this genre as well as anyone around,and the recording quality is spot on here.Always a pleasure.
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PeterB7858 said 1619 days ago (February 14th, 2013)
Nice...
It IS nice to post a song you have written and recorded with a guitar you made. Glad you liked it, J. Thanks! Take care, Peter.
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TommyBlueBoy said 1620 days ago (February 13th, 2013)
Ahoy there
Peter, this is a nice song. Your guitar sounds great and your plaintive vocal works well here. Nice work.
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PeterB7858 said 1619 days ago (February 14th, 2013)
Supportive
Thanks for stopping by, Tom. I appreciate your supportive comments. I really liked your most recent post. Take care, Peter.
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Parichayaka said 1619 days ago (February 14th, 2013)
I can almost hear the waves...wait a minute
Listening to this song really took to me to a nice, calm place somewhere just outside the hustle and bustle of the city. The songwriting, recording quality, voice and guitar playing are all excellent and make this thoroughly enjoyable and inspiring song. Really nice.
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PeterB7858 said 1619 days ago (February 14th, 2013)
Thanks
Thanks for your very kind words, Pari. I'm glad I was able to conjure up a nice, calming image. Inspiring is good :-) Take care, Peter.
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Skean said 1619 days ago (February 15th, 2013)
Peter
I think I have told you before that I love your guitar/music making, I love this very nice sung and play, thanks for the download, be well my friend.
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PeterB7858 said 1618 days ago (February 15th, 2013)
Encouragement
Thanks for the very kind comment, Kenta. Your support, as always, is most encouraging. Take care, Peter.
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egobandit said 1617 days ago (February 17th, 2013)
adrift at sea
one take on the guitar very beautiful playing and singing found myself instantly into the atmosphere of this song thanks for the download!
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PeterB7858 said 1615 days ago (February 18th, 2013)
D/L :-)
Thanks for the D/L, Tim. I'm glad this sea story drew you in. Take care, Peter.
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gadzooks said 1616 days ago (February 17th, 2013)
Uncharted Waters
Hi Peter,
Sorry I'm so late on this ... tough week.
This is a nice treat for my ears. Wonderful song, well played and nicely sung. "My heart a lonely island" very good.... love the ending.
Cheers
SG
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PeterB7858 said 1615 days ago (February 18th, 2013)
Thanks
Thanks for finding a moment to drop by the water's edge when time was so short, Stan. I hope things settle down a bit for you. Take care, my friend. Regards, Peter.
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ShadowofNine said 1615 days ago (February 18th, 2013)
Uncharted Waters
Nice sea worthy song, enjoyed
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PeterB7858 said 1615 days ago (February 18th, 2013)
Ship shape
Sea worthy and ship shape - tug boat shape that is :-) Thanks for dropping aboard, Dave. Regards, Peter.
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Monkaton said 1615 days ago (February 18th, 2013)
Good Song
A very good song performed and recorded in a precise and gentle manner.

The only change I would make would be to start and end with your surf recording, but not use it during the song itself. It sometimes sounds like a white noise during the song.
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PeterB7858 said 1614 days ago (February 19th, 2013)
I agree
Thanks for the kind words, Tim. I think I agree with you re the surf sounds. I will check it out. Take care, Peter.
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Soundhound said 1612 days ago (February 21st, 2013)
Nice track....
I can feel the beach sand under my feet, cool mic's love the AKG's
some of the best and most affordable on the market....
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I....LIKE THE WAY....You Sing and Play as well...Solid piece of work...
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PeterB7858 said 1610 days ago (February 23rd, 2013)
Value
Thanks, Tony. Yes, the AKG's are very good value for money. Glad you liked this. Take care, Peter.
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paul f. page said 1610 days ago (February 23rd, 2013)
Drawn in...
...at the first note by your acoustic guitar. Your posts all possess the same distinct quality of being personal, intense, well-though-out, and presented with sincerity and clarity. I admire you for not over-producing your work, and letting them sing so naturally. This is a very pretty song and you perform it very well indeed. A pleasure.
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PeterB7858 said 1608 days ago (February 25th, 2013)
Appreciative
I appreciate your kind words, Paul. I am trying to write songs that will stand by themselves and not rely on a lot of instrumentation and a complex arrangement to gain appeal. Your comments suggest I am heading in the right direction. Thanks, Peter.
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Jscott said 1598 days ago (March 7th, 2013)
WOW!!
Great song, great warm feel to it. Good job Peter!!!
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PeterB7858 said 1597 days ago (March 8th, 2013)
Thanks
Thanks, Joe. I appreciate you dropping by. Regards, Peter.
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Jscott said 1598 days ago (March 7th, 2013)
WOW!!
Great song, great warm feel to it. Good job Peter!!!
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VicDiesel said 1596 days ago (March 9th, 2013)
Lonely island
Great sound, great performance.
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PeterB7858 said 1595 days ago (March 11th, 2013)
Thanks
I appreciate your comments, Vic. Thanks. Take care, Peter
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Narad said 1596 days ago (March 10th, 2013)
Uncharted Waters
Beautiful listen ! Thanks Peter for the short recreation ! :)
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PeterB7858 said 1595 days ago (March 11th, 2013)
Glad
I am glad you thought it was OK, Harald. Thanks, Peter.
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MichaelZebro said 1595 days ago (March 10th, 2013)
An all round superior performance
Just loved it! Well done my friend.
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PeterB7858 said 1595 days ago (March 11th, 2013)
How about a cocktail?
Thanks for dropping by, Michael. It's not so lonely on the island any more... :-) Take care, Peter.
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Nolan said 1593 days ago (March 13th, 2013)
Nice
You've really captured a feeling here. It really draws you in. I love your playing. Really nice.
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PeterB7858 said 1592 days ago (March 13th, 2013)
A simple man...
Thanks for checking this one out, Nolan. A simple song with a minimalist arrangement. I am looking to write songs that work as solo acoustic numbers. Glad it "captured a feeling". Take care, Peter.
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