Saturday, February 14, 2009

Red-Headed Lover: New Demo!



Though she heard it while I was working on it yesterday, I don't think Jae knows that this tune was written for her as a Valentine's gift. She'll hear it in a little bit, but I got up early to do a little more tweaking on it. It's a demo, of course. I know a band that could play the hell out of this tune.

Not all blues tunes are depressing; some celebrate good times and I wanted to write something like that, also poking a little fun at your standard blues lines ("woke up this morning", "my baby done left me") while still penning a sweet little valentine for my valentine. The sassy lead lick came to me yesterday while starting to work out the tune - initially serving as a melodic prompt, I only use it as the melody in the first verse, and then go to more standard blues phrasing. The dulcimer carries the lick throughout the rest of the song. Not bad for a quick demo, huh?


Red-Headed Lover
Music and Lyrics by Bing Futch
Copyright © 2009 J.O.B. Entertainment Inc.

I've got a woman, she treats me so fine
I've got a woman, she treats me so fine
she's my red-headed lover, she's my valentine

woke up this morning, who's right there by my side?
woke up this morning, who's right there by my side?
she says, "come over here, baby - let's go for a ride."

my baby, she done left me and threw me off my track
my baby up and left me and threw me off my track
she said, "I'm just goin' to the store, honey and I'm comin' right back"

one and one is two, two and six is eight
ate up 'bout my baby, now let's get something straight
I've got a woman, she treats me so fine
she's my red-headed lover-girl, she's my valentine

she's my red-headed lover-girl, she's my valentine

2/13/09
for Jae

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Way Cool Bing!!! Darn, wish I could freaking sing!

Thanks for sharing!

Herb

Bing said...

Ha, I haven't heard you sing, Herb, so I can't testify to that - but you can sure tear up some frets!

Thanks for the props - looking forward to taking this demo to the next level.