A Real Cowboy ( on soundclick)

 
       
 
Nov 19, 2006, 10:58 AM

A Real Cowboy
2006 David W. Wrenn, Chris Kay, Georgina Arze-Wrenn
http://www.soundclick.com/davidwrenn

I’ve seen some real cowboys dressed in business suits
And there’s a whole lot of business men wearing cowboy boots
But you can’t grow a tree if you don’t have the roots
And you can tell a real cowboy by the way that he shoots

He might not be fast on the draw or have a dead on eye
But he’ll fight for his rights and he ain’t afraid to die
Says he’d rather be dead right than live with a lie
And you’ll have to break his heart if you want to see him cry

(chorus)
I wish there was a real cowboy under every cowboy hat
A man who’d give you his word and never take it back
I wish the good guys all wore white and the bad guys all wore black
And I wish there was a real cowboy under every cowboy hat

A real cowboy ain’t the kind who has to act tough
He knows what he’s holdin and he doesn’t have to bluff
He likes to take it easy but be ready when things get rough
And he’ll show you his hand if you push him hard enough

(bridge)
You don’t have to sleep under the stars or ride in the rodeo
Or tuck your jeans inside your boots so the fancy stiching shows
There’s more to being a cowboy than a hat and some western clothes
And you’ll never be a cowboy if there ain’t a cowboy in your soul

(repeat chorus)

 
     
David W. Wrenn Joined May 14, 2006
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Nov 19, 2006, 11:26 AM

Looks good David, I will go check it out.

 
     
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Glenn Spayth Joined Jul 06, 2006
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Nov 19, 2006, 03:36 PM

David, your link is as follows:http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemusic.cfm?bandID=580560

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http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/profile.php?ref=profile&id=715116455
http://www.soundclick.com/jdstenzelandcowriters

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Nov 19, 2006, 03:37 PM

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemusic.cfm?bandID=580560

http://www.myspace.com/agiftedidiot
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/profile.php?ref=profile&id=715116455
http://www.soundclick.com/jdstenzelandcowriters

http://hooliganblogs.blogspot.com/

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JD Stenzel Joined Apr 02, 2006
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Nov 19, 2006, 03:44 PM

Thanks JD.  Do I have to enter it alone (with no other text)?

 
     
David W. Wrenn Joined May 14, 2006
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Nov 19, 2006, 04:03 PM

David, I listened to your song, pretty good.  Who did the vocals? I was surprized when it came on, I was expecting a mans voice. Seems like it would be a male song to me. Don’t know why, just do i guess.  But good song. Need some guitar playin’

 
     
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Glenn Spayth Joined Jul 06, 2006
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Nov 19, 2006, 05:02 PM

Glenn,
The vocals are my wife Georgina. She took a song that Chris and I did back in 1980 something and spruced it up a little bit.  A full band demo would be nice, but we aren’t ready to spend a lot of money on any of our songs until we are convinced that they are as good as they can be, and marketable. Thanks for listening .
Dave

 
     
David W. Wrenn Joined May 14, 2006
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Nov 20, 2006, 09:49 AM

Hi David,

I think it’s a very good song. I’d agree with Glenn though. It has the feel of male vocals. Just MHO. Good luck with this one.

Have a goodun,

John

 
     
John W. Selleck Joined May 12, 2006
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Nov 20, 2006, 10:07 AM

John,
Thanks for listening. We have this done by Chris Kay (male vocals), but he talked his way through the first verse. (He used to do quite a bit of that.)  He was, and I believe still is, folk song oriented. Anyway Georgina put a melody to the first verse and made some minor changes to the rest of it, that I feel were big improvements so that is why her version is posted.
I do think that this works for a female vocalist though, particularly the line that says, “A man who’d give you his word and never take it back”.  This seems like something that a woman would like to see in any man, cowboy or not.
Thanks for the input. This one was shot down by N.SA.I., Reason: Cowboys aren’t in, and the word cowboy is repeated about nineteen times.  Approximately 15 too many for his taste. A couple of weeks after I got the eval., Garth Brooks released, That Girl Is A Cowboy. Repeats the word Cowboy about 15 times, I guess I was four cowboys over the limit…lol
Dave

 
     
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Nov 20, 2006, 12:19 PM

David,

I think Georgina has a beautiful singing voice and did very nicely with this song. Peggy Lee once sang a version of a cowboy legend song called “Ghost Riders In The Sky”. I agree that the music needs guitars! Without it, I think it’s kind of like a cowboy without that belt buckle.

So as to not repeat the “business” in the second line, another idea would be “yuppie”.

It’s nice to hear your lyrics to music! I’m going to listen to more! Thanks for posting. :)

 
     
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Nov 20, 2006, 07:41 PM

Teresa,
Thank you very much, I’ll pass on the compliment to Georgina. I’m sure she will appreciate it.  Using yuppie looks like a great idea, thank you. I hadn’t even thought about repeating business in two consecutive lines, glad you noticed that.
Unforunately most of my songs are written from the male point of view, so there will probably be more that will surprise people to hear Georgina singing them. There are two very good reasons for that: 1, Trust me, no one wants to hear me sing. If there isn’t a law against it there should be. 2. She works really, really cheap. So far she has done everything for free, but I promised her a 100 percent increase on everything she does from now on.  lol
Thanks for listening.
Dave

 
     
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Nov 20, 2006, 08:24 PM

I’ve seen some real cowboys dressed in business suits
And there’s a whole lot of business men wearing cowboy boots
David

But you can’t grow a tree if you don’t have the roots
And you can tell a real cowboy by the way that he shoots

Boy, the first three lines had me but I expected another negative in the fourth line.
Something like:

But you can’t grow a tree if you don’t have the roots
And you can’t be a cowboy till you learn to shoot

I dunno, what do you think? make any sense?

Alan

 
     
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Nov 21, 2006, 10:23 AM

Alan,
I see what you are trying for here, I think. But the line that you are changing is a lead in for the first line of the following verse. Your line would not set up the next one the way that it needs to be done.
Thank you for checking it out and showing an interest.
Dave

 
     
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Nov 21, 2006, 11:36 AM

Yep, I see what your saying.

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Alan Perry 2 Joined Nov 09, 2006
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Nov 21, 2006, 11:36 AM

Yep, I see what your saying.

AP

 
     
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