Hey Now Hey Now

Hey Now Hey Now

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Liner note update, forgot to comment ? 04Sept2019 Smile geese I was sure I commented this just below... (check the lyric-only liner notes?) :

"...
Ena! Ena! (Or, "translated" ? as hey now!, hey now! Wink )

Akout, Akout // an deye (Who knows? Smile )

Chaque amoor fi ... (ditto... feel free to knock yourself out looking it all up!)
..."

Are what I'll call for simplicity, public domain, common knowledge, common use phrases, ---- likely/possibly drunk'n slur, Native American, French, English, +idioms+ mostly from the N.O.L.A. region and associated with their traditions there. I can't call a song -- "Public Domain" or "Traditional" if has an ancient, common use phrase of 2 or 3 words? (if are words) in it, --- "Lord have mercy on me!" or Yeeh Haawwhh! or Bodacious or Good Golly Batman! or "ina gotta devita", etc. Smile

-- So, forget the "Iko Iko" song entirely here Smile (again feel free to look it all up, I did and why I did "this", in part).

There is quite a history in all of that, that I won't get into here. If you pull that thread on-line, you'll pull up all the etymology and etc. on it. Essentially the phrases have no "meaning" other than what the "singer" may mean and why I put my "translations" as if a "real" language, dual language song in the Lyric. The history of "law suits" on the "Iko Iko" song (s) is/are interesting in how they worked out and subsequent songs with that/those phrases stand and I think, ?, Dr. John does what he knows as "Public Domain -- Traditional" and is labeled Traditional. ---- No one wants to take that on, and especially imo, not "Europe" where it got pulled over, UK, etc. (I don't think Dr. John, made "money" on it while a "limited hit", regional for him -- of course!).

And so, this is an assemblage of a few public domain "phrases" that I knitted together, e.g. "Lord have mercy on me"... analogy, but not used Smile

Also, I did structure it, modeled after a very popular song that I would argue has little if any structure Smile (and why I did that) -- that no one will guess. If you did, I'd owe you an Internet Beer for sure!

Since there are so MANY music scholars here, I thought I doc'd all that. I was concerned it could be seen as "cliche" in total, -- I guess not Smile hahhh!

However, this, try as you like -- can't be associated with the "Iko" song in it's idomatic and misspelled form, -- as history goes.

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2nd Revision Updated Sound File ----
(I anticipate overdubs Smile ... a coming... -- wound up staying "long" 4:41min)

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Potential Chords, spoken word progression for, Hey Now, Hey Now from above
-- Unfinished song, demo, framing it out for further

I just wanted to get it up for slow listen and rework/work

I feel at this point it will likely only be a 2:30min ish song not the 4:16min it is now, -- it may be interesting as a

2min song but unless there was good reason, like varied solos, etc., otherwise, -- no.

This lyric is of a kind I don't "normally" engage in that I contrived it, so to speak (?), not flow of thought and then proceed, etc. as I "normally" do. Additionally, I did it modeled against the structure of a very well known song that in a way did not have a conventional structure. Actually, I think no one could guess what that song is, and yet if I mentioned the song, one would say "oh, yeah...", maybe. (Part of the challenge I put for myself, if one gets that.)

Anyway, those are the backing notes for this track.

There LOTS of room in this track and on purpose and in part why the length, -- for those who know me at all, they may likely guess stuff to come, possibly. But again, I think it may be an OK 2 min song, only.

So, derUgo Smile

PS: this was an i8 cell phone recording that I then pulled into Audactiy Smile (my house guest leave next week... -- geese... guests and fish, smell after 3 days Smile )... anyway, when chopping the track up I had to adjust 1-2% speed in trying to match the long track w/o click track... so you may hear a Major to Minor Shift as well as a 2% bump down Smile hahhh -- kinda like sonically tapping the breaks, -- funny how that can stick out. It's a demo, so, who cares, but just say'in.

Lyrics: 

F G
All the love we now want
A sus
Is all the love we get
Am
All the love we now want
Is all the love we get...
Em
All the love we now want
Is all the love we get...

Am // //
Ena! Ena! Hey! Hey!
Em
Akout, Akout // an deye

F G A sus
Listen, Listen, all of you
Am
Chaque amoor fi nou, // wa na né
Em
Chaque amoor, fi // na né

Am
If-she-keeps-cry'in, no peace will be had
Em
If-she-keeps-cry'in, no peace will be had
F f G g D a // sus
If no peach be had, it's war we go'in to have

D a //
Wicked peace keeps the cry'in, cry'in, going on
A
Wicked peace keeps the cry'in, cry'in, going on
C G A sus
Yeah keep the cry'in going on, and on, keep the cry'in going on (ahh hahh...)

Am
No peace no peace no..., don't it make you feel sad
Em
When all your try'ing to do..., is find your way mad
F G D
And you don't know no one..., don't know one glad...

D
If you fly Chicago, got no work for you
A
If you fly Jackson, got no work for you
C G A sus
If you fly to Oz all they got is work for you, but no pay // // when do

Am
Well you know cryin' won't help you, prayin' do you no good
Em
Well..., know cryin' won't help, an' pray'ins do no good
F G D sus
So if cryin' won't help, play'in their-way-good, be good, be good

Am // //
Ena! Ena! Hey! Hey!
Em
Akout, Akout // an deye
F G A sus
Listen, Listen, all of you
Am
Chaque amoor fi nou, // wa na né
Em
Chaque amoor, fi // na né
F G
All the love we now want
A sus
Is all the love we get
Am
All the love we now want (*)
Is all the love we get...
Em
All the love we now want
Is all the love we get... (*this and above line 3xs)
F G D sus
So if cryin' won't help, play'in their-way-good, be good, be good

(c) 2019 ustaknow (alias)



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Comments

billwhite51's picture

i cant place the melody of the third lines..the title bars some resemblance to the song Dont Fream Its \over. i font think r minutes is too long for the song. at least i was fully involved for the full duration. were it only two minutes long, i would just be getting into it when the abrupt end came. good to finally hear some new music.

coolparadiso's picture

its interesting - its like im watching the song develop! nice mate

Chip Withrow's picture

I get the reference to another song - "Iko Iko," right? Dr. John, Dixie Cups, Neville Bros, Grateful Dead ...
It has that sort of New Orleans stomp feel, but also your signature folk-rock intensity. An interesting and refreshing mix, I'd say.
Your chord progression is very powerful - the original versions are just 2 chords. And the lyrics mix folk-type references with your unique approach.
Really like this one!

headfirstonly's picture

This really grooves. The way the vocals fit with the rhythm of the guitar playing is a joy to hear. I'm hearing occasional echoes of Roger Waters-era Pink Floyd in this, which is no bad thing as far as I'm concerned...