My Dying Bed

My Dying Bed

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My Dying Bed, traditional --rewrite, music and arrangement, copyright 2018 ustaknow (alias) all rights reserved

-- This is the music track for the listing just above this one, -- actually, these are a fully separate rewrite as well, seeking less format/structure.

-- The prior listed track above this one has comprehensive liner notes and references.

-- Additionally, in this track, I left a Bass-track out, if even a typical root-note beat since seemed better stripped down as much as possible (no Bass-track) since not a "dry" track; stuff could get muddy, and quick. Actually I use no effects (slight reverb) on a fraction of a track (wet only stripped out thin) l/r which if muted almost made no difference other than ambiance; I do multiply and shift dup'ings, --but, that's it for the "head-space" separation.

-- In case anyone is interested, it's a simple as possible brass slide, standard tuning d&g strings 5th over Root 2-note chord, same chords as in the progression and as riff'd, -- yes all parallel, strings, vocal, harp. For me, it's hard to do a "solo" in a traditional, so figured, as I do, do an "intro" of sorts to ramp in which I tried to do as smoothly as possible. However, none of these songs are ever "smooth", start hot and keep banging 'till done, it seems Crazy

-- Oh, and the melody, vocal track is a one-take first take and left it. I wanted to leave in any slight pitch-cracks and sort of came since didn't want to full belt since would make it a corny "oversung" krappiness... and wanted a relaxed feel while "feeling a facial resonance" still, too, -- it just feels good to sing that way, and a song like this but with 3-4 others same notes, gang voice tracked. Oh well, next band Smile

Lyrics: 

D a D a D# bflat a D
You needn't mind, my dy’ in
D D Dsus6 G
Jesus gonna, make my dying bed [2x]

D
Meet me Jesus, meet me
C
Meet me, in the air
D C
And if my wings should fail me, Lord; Meet me with another pair
Gg Bb Dd d d Dsus6 // Gg
Well well well..., I die, easy
G D G
Jesus gonna, make my dying bed 2x

D
Meet me Jesus, meet me
C
Meet me, in the air
D C
And if my wings should fail me, Lord; Meet me with another pair
G D G
Jesus gonna, make my dying bed 2x

D
Since I have known Jesus
C
We have never been apart
D
He takes my scars, and mends my parts
C
Holy Spirits… got my heart
Gg Bb Dd d d Dsus6 Gg
Well well well..., I die, easy
G D G
Jesus gonna, make my dying bed 2x
Gg Bb Dd d d Dsus6 Gg
Well well well..., I die, easy

D
So when I'm down, at the river
C
Sticking my sword, in the sand
D
Gonna shout my trouble's over, --Lord
C
I've made it to the Promised Land
G D G
Jesus gonna, make my dying bed 2x
G D G
Yes…, Jesus gonna, make my dying bed… …



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kahlo2013's picture

Amen! Love the soulful mournful blues feel. Awesome vocals. Great guitar riff. And the harmonica gives it such depth. Perfect music for the spiritual lyrics.

down in the swamp nice mournful sound. a timeless song. You do a lot more with your voice(including that echo) rather than instruments on this one

cts's picture

Soulful. Peaceful. I like how your vocals are recorded for this. it's as if your soul is/has made a transition. This is haunting. it's rugged. It's hard and yet not. Great work here, my man.

Klaus's picture

I'm digging the authentic traditional blues/gospel feel. Your voice fits this kind of song very well. I had to listen to some of the other versions of My Dying Bed on Youtube and I can say that this song is not just a cover, you've added much you own material and most importantly you've added your "soul" to this. Smile

tsunamidaily's picture

i read your lyrical reworking in your previously posted lyric before i listened to this-- i think your reduction of lyrics to this fits the blues vibe much closer. nice lick at the beginning-- it echoes the familiar led zeppelin riff that they took from this. nicely played and recorded. i would say that this style is your forte if not your niche, in fact, comparing it to other recordings of yours. overall good work.