Who's Online Now
24 registered members (Gavin Sinclair, ckiphen, CTthomas, Brian Austin Whitney, Dave Rice, couchgrouch, Chris Wood, Everett Adams, 5 invisible), and 296 guests, and
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Shout Box
Member Spotlight
Posts: 8,484
Joined: January 2006
Show All Member Profiles 
What's Going On
Edit: ALL Corona Virus Post MUST Go Here
by Gavin Sinclair. 08/13/20 07:57 PM
No masterpiece like this
by ckiphen. 08/13/20 07:54 PM
Dawn in London Time - collab w/ @HappyDays
by Dave Rice. 08/13/20 07:11 PM
Lovey Break out your tissues!
by John W. Selleck. 08/13/20 05:56 PM
Choking up?
by John W. Selleck. 08/13/20 05:46 PM
Mothership of Star Trek
by Dave Rice. 08/13/20 02:18 PM
The Turning of the leaves
by ckiphen. 08/13/20 02:01 PM
Missing my heart
by ckiphen. 08/13/20 09:27 AM
Twitch
by Brian Austin Whitney. 08/13/20 08:02 AM
I was only me
by ckiphen. 08/12/20 10:52 AM
Wake up and live life
by ckiphen. 08/12/20 10:50 AM
Let's Leave Behind This Crazy World (w/ T. David)
by Travis david. 08/12/20 01:16 AM
"I Saw Jesus Today" Country
by Steve Altonian. 08/11/20 07:54 PM
How Many Fingers Am I Holdin' Up
by couchgrouch. 08/11/20 04:46 PM
Hang On To Yourself
by Deej56. 08/11/20 01:56 PM
Hey Moonlight - Lyrics Mike Blottenberger
by Deej56. 08/11/20 01:55 PM
Every night is Christmas Eve
by ckiphen. 08/11/20 11:43 AM
I Paint the Town
by couchgrouch. 08/10/20 10:56 AM
Best Moment Of My Life Original Song
by E Swartz. 08/09/20 07:43 PM
Piano (instrumental)
by Irwin. 08/08/20 11:49 PM
This is for collaboration
by Irwin. 08/08/20 11:44 PM
I Wear My Heart
by John W. Selleck. 08/08/20 10:27 PM
limericks
by CTthomas. 08/08/20 04:39 PM
Itís Getting Pretty Complicated Right Now
by CTthomas. 08/08/20 03:51 PM
A heart in Love never lies
by ckiphen. 08/07/20 09:28 AM
Conversations In A Minor Key
by Gerry. 08/07/20 06:09 AM
VIDEO is done...ĒSpread Your Wings & FlyĒ
by Steve Altonian. 08/06/20 09:37 PM
I Been There
by Songbird52. 08/06/20 09:16 PM
Peace of Mind
by Deej56. 08/06/20 09:13 PM
Top Posters(All Time)
Calvin 19,834
Travis david 11,922
Kevin Emmrich 10,686
Jean Bullock 10,330
Kaley Willow 10,240
Two Singers 9,649
Joice Marie 9,186
Mackie H. 8,845
glynda 8,679
Mike Dunbar 8,574
Tricia Baker 8,318
Colin Ward 7,909
couchgrouch 7,807
Dave Rice 7,776
Corey 7,357
Vicarn 6,620
Mark Kaufman 6,584
Wyman Lloyd 6,578
ben willis 6,107
Lynn Orloff 5,788
Louis 5,725
niteshift 5,683
Linda Sings 5,608
KimberlyinNC 5,210
Neil Cotton 4,909
Derek Hines 4,893
DonnaMarilyn 4,666
Blake Hill 4,528
Bob Cushing 4,376
Roy Cooper 4,241
Bill Osofsky 4,199
Tom Shea 4,179
Cindy Miller 4,178
TamsNumber4 4,104
nightengale 4,096
MFB III 3,926
Caroline 3,865
Kolstad 3,815
Dan Sullivan 3,710
beechnut79 3,580
E Swartz 3,519
Dottie 3,427
joewatt 3,411
Bill Cooper 3,279
John Hoffman 3,199
Skip Johnson 3,027
Pam Hurley 3,007
Terry G 3,005
PopTodd 2,890
Harriet Ames 2,870
Nigel Quin 2,846
MidniteBob 2,712
Nelson 2,603
Tom Tracy 2,558
Polly Hager 2,526
Jerry Jakala 2,524
Al Alvarez 2,499
Fdemetrio 2,496
Eric Thome 2,448
Hummingbird 2,401
Stan Loh 2,263
Sam Wilson 2,242
Judy Hollier 2,232
Wendy D 2,219
Erica Ellis 2,202
Sunset Poet 2,102
TrumanCoyote 2,096
Marty Helly 2,027
maccharles 1,988
DukeWill 1,988
floyd jane 1,985
Clint Anglin 1,904
cindyrella 1,888
David Wright 1,866
Clairejeanne 1,851
Cindy LaRosa 1,824
Ronald Boyt 1,675
Iggy 1,650
Noel Downs 1,620
Rick Heenan 1,608
Cal 1,574
Jack Swain 1,554
GocartMoz 1,552
Pete Larsen 1,537
Ann Tygart 1,529
Tom Breshers 1,487
Tom Franz 1,473
RogerS 1,471
Chuck Crowe 1,441
Ralph Blight 1,440
Rick Norton 1,429
Kenneth Cade 1,429
bholt 1,411
Letha Allen 1,408
in2piano 1,404
Stan Simons 1,402
mattbanx 1,384
Jen Shaner 1,373
Charlie Wong 1,347
Deej56 1,325
KevinP 1,324
Vondelle 1,316
Tom W. 1,313
Jan Petter 1,301
scottandrew 1,292
DakLander 1,265
PeteG 1,242
Ian Ferrin 1,230
Gerry 1,221
Glen King 1,214
IdeaGuy 1,209
lane1777 1,184
AaronAuthier 1,177
summeoyo 1,172
Diane Ewing 1,158
joro 1,082
BobbyJoe 1,075
S.DEE 1,040
yann 1,037
Tony A 1,016
IronKnee 1,009
argo 986
peaden 984
Wolvman 960
90 dB 952
9ne 931
Jak Kelly 912
krtinberg 890
Drifter 886
Petra 883
RJC 845
Brenda152 840
Nadia 829
Juan 797
TKO 784
Dayson 781
frahmes 781
teletwang 762
ant 747
Andy K 746
tbryson 737
Andy Kemp 734
Jackie444 731
3daveyO3 704
Dixie 701
Joy Boy 695
Knute 686
Lee Arten 678
Irwin 674
Katziis 652
Moosesong 642
Pat Hardy 641
R.T.MOORE 638
quality 637
CG King 622
douglas 621
Mel 614
NaomiSue 601
Shandy 589
Ria 587
TAMERA64 583
qbaum 570
nitepiano 566
JAPOV 563
pRISCILLA 556
Tink2 553
musica 539
deanbell 528
R&M 527
RobertK 527
BonzaiWag 523
Roderic 522
BB Wilbur 511
goodfolks 499
Zeek 487
Stu 486
Steve P. 481
KathyW 462
allenb 459
MaxG 458
ckiphen 454
Philjo 454
fanito 448
trush48 448
dmk 442
arealrush 437
DGR 436
avweek 435
Stephen D 433
Emmy 431
Rob L 426
marquez 422
kit 419
Softkrome 417
kyrksongs 415
RRon 408
Laura G. 407
VNORTH 407
Debra 407
eb 406
cuebald 399
EdPerrone 399
Dannyk1 395
Hobart 395
Davyboy49 393
Smile 389
GJShades 387
Ezt 384
tone 380
Marla 380
Cecilee 379
iggyiggy 378
coalminer 377
java 374
spidey 371
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
#1166378 - 07/08/20 09:05 AM Angels?  
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 931
9ne Offline
Top 500 Poster
9ne  Offline
Top 500 Poster

Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 931
N.E. of Toronto
While writing I thought of this as sung by an Irish singer- although I haven't a reason why....

"Angels" Copyright M.Healey-2020

Looking like angels two entered the bar
She carried his lute he carried her harp
And the laughter was loud from a Saturday crowd
Profanity bandied like the storm in a cloud

The bartender sighed and finished his task
Gave the angels a look and showed them his back
You missed St. Mary's said a bear of a man
Go where you're wanted go while you can

The man with the lute looked him straight in the eye
While the rest of the rabble clearly heard him reply
We know of St. Mary's we know every church
But were meant to play here-and it's here that we'll work

There's no one among you wasn't judged before due
Yet you'd do the same now ain't it the truth
Just give us a chance and we'll play but one song
We'll pack up and leave if you say move along

So the bargain was made and it could be described
The tension in place could be cut with a knife
Yet it all disappeared when our duo began
They sang with an air made for spirits not man

They sang and they sang using notes rarely heard
Till hours had passed yet no one had stirred
Then they packed up to leave
The woman and man
With a harp...
And a lute...
And the clapping of hands


http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemusic.cfm?bandID=170948

I think what makes satan so attractive to others is
that he tastes like chocolate...
....and he played real drums
#1166381 - 07/08/20 09:46 AM Re: Angels? [Re: 9ne]  
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 6,620
Vicarn Online content
Top 40 Poster
Vicarn  Online Content
Top 40 Poster

Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 6,620
UK
Could be Irish folk but I was singing it to the tune of Sweet Betsy from Pike.
Nicely written.

Vic


It's never too late? Yes it is, so do it now.

If, given time, a monkey can write the complete works of Shakespeare maybe there's hope for me.

http://store.cdbaby.com/cd/vicarnold2

http://www.soundclick.com/vicarnold

http://soundcloud.com/vic-arnold

#1166392 - 07/08/20 04:40 PM Re: Angels? [Re: 9ne]  
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 11,922
Travis david Offline
Top 10 Poster
Travis david  Offline
Top 10 Poster

Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 11,922
Kendal, Cumbria .UK
An interesting write Mike being a fan of Irish music and their liquor!
Perhaps a rousing melody could be out if we're thinking lute and harp?
A slow melodic waltzy type of melody maybe?
I like the story it's well written and certainly different which is great
Regards
John


We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde
#1166393 - 07/08/20 04:40 PM Re: Angels? [Re: 9ne]  
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 11,922
Travis david Offline
Top 10 Poster
Travis david  Offline
Top 10 Poster

Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 11,922
Kendal, Cumbria .UK
An interesting write Mike being a fan of Irish music and their liquor!
Perhaps a rousing melody could be out if we're thinking lute and harp?
A slow melodic waltzy type of melody maybe?
I like the story it's well written and certainly different which is great
Regards
John


We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde
#1166395 - 07/08/20 05:47 PM Re: Angels? [Re: 9ne]  
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 4,053
John W. Selleck Online content
Top 100 Poster
John W. Selleck  Online Content
Top 100 Poster

Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 4,053
NJ
Hi Mike,
Very nice story, well written, and easy flow to sing to. Good luck with it.


Have a goodun,

John W. Selleck BMI Songwriter
A day without learning is a day lost forever.

www.soundclick.com/johnsings
www.soundclick.com/johnwselleck
www.soundclick.com/johnselleck
https://www.soundclick.com/artist/default.cfm?bandID=1468958 For Selleck/Kay co-writes
#1166401 - 07/08/20 06:27 PM Re: Angels? [Re: 9ne]  
Joined: Sep 2019
Posts: 89
CTthomas Online content
Serious Contributor
CTthomas  Online Content
Serious Contributor

Joined: Sep 2019
Posts: 89
Interesting and well written. Feels Irish.

#1166416 - 07/09/20 06:54 AM Re: Angels? [Re: Vicarn]  
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 931
9ne Offline
Top 500 Poster
9ne  Offline
Top 500 Poster

Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 931
N.E. of Toronto
Thank you Vic! I looked up Betsy and recognized the tune. Interestingly, it was stated the melody is from the Irish tune, Master McGrath. smile
-Mike


http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemusic.cfm?bandID=170948

I think what makes satan so attractive to others is
that he tastes like chocolate...
....and he played real drums
#1166417 - 07/09/20 06:59 AM Re: Angels? [Re: Travis david]  
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 931
9ne Offline
Top 500 Poster
9ne  Offline
Top 500 Poster

Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 931
N.E. of Toronto
John thanks for your reply! I don't think the lute and harp will restrict the melody.
Cheers
-Mike


http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemusic.cfm?bandID=170948

I think what makes satan so attractive to others is
that he tastes like chocolate...
....and he played real drums
#1166418 - 07/09/20 07:01 AM Re: Angels? [Re: John W. Selleck]  
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 931
9ne Offline
Top 500 Poster
9ne  Offline
Top 500 Poster

Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 931
N.E. of Toronto
I appreciate the comments John Selleck; thanks so much!
-Mike


http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemusic.cfm?bandID=170948

I think what makes satan so attractive to others is
that he tastes like chocolate...
....and he played real drums
#1166419 - 07/09/20 07:04 AM Re: Angels? [Re: CTthomas]  
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 931
9ne Offline
Top 500 Poster
9ne  Offline
Top 500 Poster

Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 931
N.E. of Toronto
Thanks for your reply CT!
-Mike


http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemusic.cfm?bandID=170948

I think what makes satan so attractive to others is
that he tastes like chocolate...
....and he played real drums
#1166420 - 07/09/20 07:39 AM Re: Angels? [Re: 9ne]  
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 6,620
Vicarn Online content
Top 40 Poster
Vicarn  Online Content
Top 40 Poster

Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 6,620
UK
Yes Mike, that's right. That melody, like countless others of Celtic origin have travelled through time and will continue.
I will be posting a song later with an Irish flavour. I'm sure the melody comes from somewhere in the past.

Vic



It's never too late? Yes it is, so do it now.

If, given time, a monkey can write the complete works of Shakespeare maybe there's hope for me.

http://store.cdbaby.com/cd/vicarnold2

http://www.soundclick.com/vicarnold

http://soundcloud.com/vic-arnold


Support Just Plain Folks

We would like to keep the membership in Just Plain Folks FREE! Your donation helps support the many programs we offer including Road Trips and the Music Awards.


Newest Members
Dean_McAlister, Chris Wood, CBAY, mrpeepshow, Craig Allen
21286 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Forums116
Topics120,626
Posts1,135,280
Members21,286
Average Posts Daily38
Most Online37,523
Jan 25th, 2020
Just Plain Quotes
"One measure of a person's greatness, is the greatness of those he influences and is influenced by." -Brian Austin Whitney
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
Popular Topics(Views)
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0