Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Its All Over Now Baby Blue on Octave Mando

  1. #1

    Default Its All Over Now Baby Blue on Octave Mando

    Lately I’ve been working up more and more of my repertoire on the octave mando, switching songs from guitar and tenor banjo backup. It’s a stock Trinity College which I’ve beeen neglecting for years. Until last fall when I decided to go with octave pairs on the G and D. Gives it a great chimey sound, I find. The unison bass just sounded thuddy when played by me (as opposed to Donal Lunny et al who get something I don’t get...)

    You can’t really go wrong with a Dylan classic, IMHO.... https://youtu.be/Bn6VebWidjg
    Key of D.

  2. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Bill Cameron For This Useful Post:


  3. #2
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Albany NY
    Posts
    877

    Default Re: Its All Over Now Baby Blue on Octave Mando

    Nice arrangement, great tune.
    "Mean Old Timer, He's got grey hair, Mean Old Timer he just don't care
    Got no compassion, thinks its a sin
    All he does is sit around an play the Mandolin"

  4. #3

    Default Re: Its All Over Now Baby Blue on Octave Mando

    Thanks! I’ve been listening a lot to Andy Irvine, the master of melodic bouzouki accompaniment. In fact I recorded one of his songs recently on youtube, I’ll post the link shortly.

    It’s always interesting figuring out what part of what fiddle tune to use as a break in these trad-type arrangements. In this case I came out with, sort of, the B part to the Irish tune “The Boy In the Gap” after the second verse. It’s also sometimes played at the end of “Jenny!s Welcome to Charlie”. I literally didn’t think of it until I started playing it. Hence the stunned facial expression at that moment.

  5. #4

    Default Re: Its All Over Now Baby Blue on Octave Mando

    As I threatened, here’s my version of Andy Irvine’s classic “O’Donaghue’s”. I got obsessed with this song, and the life it portrays, after seeing Andy perform it in Louisbourg NS last summer. I shortened it to ten verses!

    Sample: Any afternoon you might find there
    Luke Kelly’s banjo under Luke’s red hair
    O what times what an atmosphere',
    What more could a young man wish for?
    How I’d spend my time was never in doubt
    This is what life was all about
    A bowl of soup and a pint of stout
    Agus fáigamid siúid mar a tá sé (translation “and we will leave that as it is”)

    If you like this, do seek out the original, it’s easily found on da Tube.Click image for larger version. 

Name:	B8606BF1-A25E-49DA-B77E-FCCDD58EF338.jpeg 
Views:	24 
Size:	460.7 KB 
ID:	186270
    https://youtu.be/ACJ_V5AZJ34

  6. #5
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    ithaca new york
    Posts
    299

    Default Re: Its All Over Now Baby Blue on Octave Mando

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Cameron View Post
    Lately I’ve been working up more and more of my repertoire on the octave mando, switching songs from guitar and tenor banjo backup. It’s a stock Trinity College which I’ve beeen neglecting for years. Until last fall when I decided to go with octave pairs on the G and D. Gives it a great chimey sound, I find. The unison bass just sounded thuddy when played by me (as opposed to Donal Lunny et al who get something I don’t get...)

    You can’t really go wrong with a Dylan classic, IMHO.... https://youtu.be/Bn6VebWidjg
    Key of D.
    Very nice! It's a great tune and you do it justice. Thanks for posting.
    "Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.”
    – Lou Holtz

    “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.”
    - Jake LaMotta

    “Mandolin brands are a guide, not Gospel “
    - Data Nick

  7. The following members say thank you to cayuga red for this post:


  8. #6
    Gypsy Mandola Gypsy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Nashville Area
    Posts
    59

    Default Re: Its All Over Now Baby Blue on Octave Mando

    Very nice, thanks for sharing
    “ A Broken Heart can be a Painfully Beautiful thing for a Songwriter “
    ~Shari Windsor

  9. The following members say thank you to Gypsy for this post:


Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •