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Another song exploring life's ups and downs.

All me this time round.

See what you think.

Take care,

Peter.
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The Parting Of The Ways - Peter Bowen (June 2018) Capo 3

[Fmaj7] [C] [G] x2

[Fmaj7] From the [C] cradle to the [G] grave
[Fmaj7] I’ll walk [C] many a [G] mile
[Fmaj7] The people I [C] meet [G] along the way
[Fmaj7] Tend to [C] make it all worth [G] while

I’ve ridden the ups and downs
Of the good times and the guile
Be I a pauper or a king
It can turn on a smile

Chorus
[Dm] The high road or the [G] low road
[Dm] On to the end of [G] days
[Dm] We all take a path that’s [G] different
[Dm] To the parting of the [G] ways
To the parting of the [Fmaj7] ways [C] [G]
The parting of the [Fmaj7] ways [C] [G]

As you travel along the road
You get to feel you belong
Someone special might take your hand
Start singing your song

Many people will cross your path
Some will walk along with you
But if you turn your head for a moment
They can disappear from view

Repeat Chorus
To the parting of the [Fmaj7] ways [C] [G]
The parting of the [Fmaj7] ways [C] [G]

Bridge
[Em] [F] x3
[Dm7] [G F Em G/D]

Some take but a fleeting step
And their journey’s at an end
But Lady Luck has rolled her dice
And I’ve reaped the dividend

It’s a long road I’ve travelled
With many fences to mend
And I don’t know what’s waiting for me
Around the next bend

Repeat Chorus
To the parting of the [Fmaj7] ways [C] [G]
The parting of the [Fmaj7] ways [C] [G]

[Fmaj7] [C] [G] x3
[F] [C] [G]
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Uploaded: Jun 22, 2018 - 12:02:18 AM
Last Updated: Jun 22, 2018 - 02:06:43 AM Last Played: Nov 12, 2018 - 09:12:58 AM
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Philip18 said 177 days ago (June 22nd, 2018)
The Parting Of The Ways
I like this one. Good rolling chord progression. Thoughtful lyrics. The chorus sounds good. It will come as now surprise that I'd have used a guitar for the solo rather than the brassy synth... I like the ending chords - good strong way to finish. Drums and bass sound good. You've obviously thought about the arrangement and it's come together well.
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PeterB7858 said 176 days ago (June 22nd, 2018)
Sacrilege...
Thanks, Philip. This song actually works quite well as a solo/acoustic because of the rolling nature. I feel a need to write some songs that have a beat-driven, singalong style. I quite like Logic's new Studio Horns (and Strings) so the bridge section seemed a fitting place to let them strut there stuff. I know that a song with only one guitar is sacrilege but... :-) See you tonight.
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J.A.Stewart said 176 days ago (June 22nd, 2018)
On The Road...
... to Who-Knows-Where.

There are many different roads that lead to the same place. All in all, it's best to just keep moving and enjoy the ride.

Nicely done, Peter. ;)

--- Joe
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PeterB7858 said 176 days ago (June 22nd, 2018)
On The Road To Find Out
Thanks, J.A. Yes, songs about the paths we take through life have been a staple for a long time. I still particularly like Cat Stevens, "On The Road To Find Out". I'm glad you enjoyed my take on the theme. Take care.
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sammydix said 174 days ago (June 24th, 2018)
Well
right off I hear a great arrangement of the instruments, and esp like that there's no "midi-ness" to the sounds. I avoid it like a plague. Yet it still keeps a certain intimacy at the same time.
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PeterB7858 said 174 days ago (June 24th, 2018)
Humanised...
Thanks, Sam. This was one song where I did hear an arrangement in my head for it so I decided to see if I could make it happen. Yes, horns usually sound pretty shonky via midi but Logic's new Studio Horns can come up okay if you tweak them and make sure the midi parts are humanised with volume changes and subtly changing the note length of the different instruments. I did try to keep the vocal intimate even with the big arrangement. Thanks for dropping by. Talk soon.
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bronco said 174 days ago (June 24th, 2018)
Another good one
I always look forward to your songs Peter! You never fail to deliver a well crafted inspirational piece of music that stays in your head. I don't know if I agree about the brass synth part or not. It is well done no doubt and the music fits perfectly but being a folky I would have probably preferred a mandolin, fiddle or guitar. But I also understand that it is hard to find a band and easy to use an electronic sound. I have in the past used the electronic instruments also and they are fun to play with. Overall, another great pice of music from one of the steadiest hands on Macjams.
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PeterB7858 said 174 days ago (June 24th, 2018)
Only chance...
Kind words, Tom. Thanks. Yes, this is a "folky" song and it works quite well solo, acoustic but I heard this arrangement in my head and tried to realise it. I've always wanted to sing with a horn section and this is the only chance I'll get :-) Mandolin would be cool, too. I appreciate your support. Take care.
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DWL said 172 days ago (June 27th, 2018)
I don't know if you got
the sound you wanted but it all hangs together very well.

A gentle, thoughtful song that kinda lollops along in a very pleasant way.



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PeterB7858 said 171 days ago (June 27th, 2018)
The folk tradition
Thanks, Dick. I did want the song to "lollop" along in the folk tradition so it is good to hear it came across that way. I tried to keep the mood intimate but still harness the dynamics of the horn section. It was a bit of a balance. I have re-mixed this since and I think it is more "coherent" now. I appreciate you dropping by - most others seem to be on holidays... Take care, Peter.
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donalraft said 169 days ago (June 29th, 2018)
Great
I really like this. Great song and really interesting and atmospheric production, which works very well. Great job all around.
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PeterB7858 said 169 days ago (June 29th, 2018)
Appreciative
Hey, Donald, thanks for dropping by. I appreciate your kind words. Take care, Peter.
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Calchas said 150 days ago (July 18th, 2018)
Nice...
This would have worked even in a buskier vox and guitar-only rendering. But this... piano and even a horn section... Wow!

Very well done friend!
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Mike_Lynn said 147 days ago (July 22nd, 2018)
Lovely Song
Enjoying the melody flow & arrangement.
Well written & presented.
One of the better songs I've heard today on MacJams.
Thanks for sharing.
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