#1
right, for my gcse composition 2 i have decided to do a song from a musical in the style of 12-bar blues..
I've got the key signature, i've got th instruments, and i have it all arranged.. the onlky thing i don't have is lyrics...
so two questions; can you either give me some advice on how to write some ?(four verses, give or take..) or do u think i would be able to get some off the internet, without it being plaedurized(sp?)
It's in for tuesday...

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#2
Make your woman leave you, start a bar fight, become an alcoholic, go to the crossroads, visit the Mississippi delta.
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#3
there's a songwriting forum i guess.. there's also the lessons thingie
#4
Just write your own, I'm pretty sure they don't actually get marked. And 12 bar blues is the EASIEST style to write lyrics for, just give it a shot.
#5
Lyrics for the 12-bar-blues can be as corny as you want, they just need to be sad, and sung with tons of funky soul.

Some really common types of blues-stanzas from back in the day are things like "My baby left me" or "the rain is comin' down hard."
#6
All blues songs have to be about trains.
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#7
Sing about trains. If Metalocalypse taught me anything, is that real blues men sing about trains.

EDIT: ^ damn you beat me.
#8
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#9
The second line is almost always a repeat of the first line. Then the other two continue the story basically.

My baby left me this mornin
My baby left me this mornin
Left without sayin goodbye
Wanna make me cry
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#10
1st Line
2nd line repeats 1st line, but slightly different
3rd line responds to 1st line
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#11
If it's in E

(E) Oh baby baby, why'd you leave me now
(E) I wanna forget you, but I don't know how
(A) Why'd you go
(E) Oh baby why'd you go
(B) I've been tied down (A) by your lies
(E) Oh why'd you go (turnaround)

(E) I went down to Sam's just to drink you away
(E) I went down to the church to pray
(A) I went down to the bar, get my guitar, and play
(E) But none of that will get you to stay
(B) I don't know (A) I don't know
(E) Why'd you go

There you go.
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#12
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Lyrics for the 12-bar-blues can be as corny as you want, they just need to be sad, and sung with tons of funky soul.

Some really common types of blues-stanzas from back in the day are things like "My baby left me" or "the rain is comin' down hard."

I was going to do something along the lines of my baby's gone...
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I went to the shops today
Said I went to the shops today
Got me some quality Yogurts
I love me that Fromage Fray

I thought there was only three lines... (and its frais(and it's happy lyrics))
"You're a twat!"- That dude in morrisons

"You Ugly git!" - That girl in the restaurant

"You Were a Mistake!" - Mum

just a few of my fans..



#13
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I went to the shops today
Said I went to the shops today
Got me some quality Yogurts
I love me that Fromage Fray



You sir are a genius.
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#14
I was in the same situation as you about a year ago. So I wrote lyrics slagging off the deputy headteacher. I got to perform it at the leavers' assembly, she was good humoured about it so it's all cool.
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I went to the shops today
Said I went to the shops today
Got me some quality Yogurts
I love me that Fromage Fray


lmfao
#16
Dude blues lyrics are easy to write. Hell you could just make them up on the fly. If you don't feel it though, it will sound like crap no matter how clever the lyrics are.

EDIT: why the heck did you post this in the pit?
#17
In grade 7 we were learning about the blues and we had to make some lyrics for the twelve-bar blues. The teacher said I wrote the best ones but I can't remember any.
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Dude blues lyrics are easy to write. Hell you could just make them up on the fly. If you don't feel it though, it will sound like crap no matter how clever the lyrics are.

EDIT: why the heck did you post this in the pit?


Yeah, it's incredibly easy to make them up as you go.
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#19
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Dude blues lyrics are easy to write. Hell you could just make them up on the fly. If you don't feel it though, it will sound like crap no matter how clever the lyrics are.

EDIT: why the heck did you post this in the pit?

because ure gay! no because i was waiting for you to comment! no because i wasn't getting answered in the blues and jazz thread, and more people view the pit.
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"You Ugly git!" - That girl in the restaurant

"You Were a Mistake!" - Mum

just a few of my fans..



#20
Also, I noticed just now. Plaedurized?
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#21
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I thought there was only three lines... (and its frais(and it's happy lyrics))


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#22
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At least I got me some Fromage Frais.

lol, i s'pose... but surely to be more bluesy, u wouldnt get the fromais, cos they had taken it away... and u'll go back another day.. and say to the tears nay...
or something like that
"You're a twat!"- That dude in morrisons

"You Ugly git!" - That girl in the restaurant

"You Were a Mistake!" - Mum

just a few of my fans..



#23
I got me my Fromage Frais
YEAH I got me some Fromage Frias
Took that bitch in my hands, but
It was past its sell-by date
#24
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I got me my Fromage Frais
YEAH I got me some Fromage Frias
Took that bitch in my hands, but
It was past its sell-by date

man that is absoluetly mint!!
"You're a twat!"- That dude in morrisons

"You Ugly git!" - That girl in the restaurant

"You Were a Mistake!" - Mum

just a few of my fans..



#25
How about -

I went to the shops today,
Said I went to the shops today,
Got me some quality Yogurts,
I love me that Fromage Frais.

Comin' home now baby,
I said i'm comin' home now baby!
Aww wait what the hell?!
A bird took a crap in my Frais.

[EDIT]
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I got me my Fromage Frais
YEAH I got me some Fromage Frias
Took that bitch in my hands, but
It was past its sell-by date

Damn you. You beat me to it!
Derp.
Last edited by .Will. at Mar 16, 2008,