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Clementine (Live)

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I should like to consider the folk song, and expound briefly on a theory I have held for some time, to the effect that the reason most folk songs are so atrocious is that they were written by the people. If professional songwriters had written them instead, things might have turned out considerably differently. For example, consider the old favorite, with which, I'm sure, you're all familiar, Clementine, you know:

In a cavern, in a canyon,
Dadada dadadada... *

...a song with no recognizable merit whatsoever - and imagine what might have happened if, for example, Cole Porter had tried writing this song. The first verse might have come out like this:
full lyrics
I should like to consider the folk song, and expound briefly on a theory I have held for some time, to the effect that the reason most folk songs are so atrocious is that they were written by the people. If professional songwriters had written them instead, things might have turned out considerably differently. For example, consider the old favorite, with which, I'm sure, you're all familiar, Clementine, you know:

In a cavern, in a canyon,
Dadada dadadada... *

...a song with no recognizable merit whatsoever - and imagine what might have happened if, for example, Cole Porter had tried writing this song. The first verse might have come out like this:
full lyrics

Features of This Track

a comedic sensibility
folk influences
jazz influences
a prominent rhythm piano part
varying tempo and time signatures
chromatic harmonic structure
a light swing groove
demanding instrumental part writing
intricate melodic phrasing
thru composed melodic style
acoustic sonority
major key tonality
melodic songwriting
a dynamic male vocalist
humorous lyrics

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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brasseric81
The Mozart part was amazing!!!! What a great singer!!!

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