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June 27, 2010

St. Patrick pays a visit to Old Joe/Old Joe Clarke (trad. arr.)





Wrote the first tune on St. Patty's day after a party. It was during the same time that I was working on the arrangement of Old Joe Clarke. I am enjoying working on my flat/cross-picking and plan on doing more of this sort of thing.

copyright 2010 Daniel Heila
published by Indestructible Beat of Podunk Press, ASCAP

June 25, 2010

At the Fair

Another song from my demo CD Daniel Boone's Fault. It's called At the Fair



At the Fair

It's the end of summer
and you're bored to tears
killing time, looking forward to the fair

You'll probably sneak in
through the hole in the back gate
it's easy to do during the firemen's parade

at the fair

Sno Cones and taffy
sausage and peppers
trying not to notice some carnies look like lepers

An empty beer can
in your hand
you're too young to drink but you pretend you can

Chorus
at the fair
meet me at the fair
all our friends will be there
we can hang out on the midway
ride the ferris wheel at the end of the day

Verse
Teenagers gather
behind the livestock hall
the boys have the girls pinned up against the wall

Fat girls flirting
with skinny fags
they carry goldfish in plastic bags

at the fair

You freaked out on a ride
so the carny let you off
people laughed so you walked home in a huff

later that night
sleeping in the backyard
the lights from the ferris wheel compete with the stars

Chorus
at the fair
kiss me at the fair
hug me and I'll smell your hair
lead me on in that special way
break my heart by the end of the day


copyright 2009 Daniel Heila
published by Indestructible Beat of Podunk Press, ASCAP

June 24, 2010

The Browns

First song from my demo CD Daniel Boone's Fault. It's called The Browns



Here is the Lyric:

Mr. Brown lives with his wife
in a bungalow he restored
with money he saved
in the good times before the Gulf Wars

He believes that working hard
and staying out of debt
are all the tools he needs
to achieve his life long dreams

Mr. Brown prides himself
in his modest means and health
he harbors no ambition
to improve or better himself

He's satisfied with life
his is a well managed existence
if you don't believe that's true
just go and ask his wife

Chorus
Meet me at the overlook
on the outskirts of town
troubled city shining up
quiet lovers gazing down

If you put away your ring
I'll hide my frown
meet me at the overlook
sad Mrs. Brown

Verse
Mr. Brown prides himself
in his modest means and health
he harbors no ambition
to improve or better himself

He's satisfied with life
he has a pretty wife
and though sometimes she's blue
he believes she's happy too

Chorus
Meet me at the overlook
on the outskirts of town
troubled city shining up
quiet lovers gazing down

If you cannot leave your man
I can't stick around
just forget the overlook
and remain sad Mrs. Brown


copyright 2009 Daniel Heila
Published by Indestructible Beat of Podunk Press ASCAP

Long Time Away

I have been a long time away from Slowdunk Express. Time to update. I have been writing tunes and songs over the last year or so that I have compiled in a demo CD called Daniel Boone's Fault. Kind of a concept band. I am the only member. I want to see if I can interest other folks in the work and not promote myself as a singer-songwriter necessarily. Have been advertising for players to get together and arrange the material for a more serious recording in the future. I will look into posting some tunes and getting the lyrics up for folks who have the demo already. Take Care

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