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#1130327 - 09/01/17 01:19 PM Put The Kettle On  
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Been awhile for sure. "Life and all its ups and downs." The latest here are recent recording/demos. Comments alway welcomed.

Douglas


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Put The Kettle On
[08/30/2017]

[V]
Guess you could say it's tradition.
You could say it's a habit formed over time.
Not quite specific to location
but more to my families state of mind.
Not for everyone but where I come from.
If you drop in for a visit and you stay long.
While we sit and talk about this, that and the weather
someone will have put the kettle on.

[C]
Gran passed in on to her kids, who passed it on to theirs.
Who'll pass it to their own it's something we all share.
Once you've knocked and entered and way before you're gone.
Someone will have put the kettle on.

[V]
There might be freshly baked scones steaming on the table.
Waiting for some butter and homemade jam.
You'll have a bite or two while the tea is steeping,
take the mug you're offered 'cause the mug you understand. [Chorus]

[V]
That's the way it goes, that's the way it is.
So why don't you come over, bring the wife and the kids?
Late afternoon or evening, even at the crack of dawn.
Sit down, take it easy and I'll put the kettle on.

[Chorus]
Gran passed in on to my mom, who passed it on to me.
Who passed it on, well sort of, to my own family.
But if you knock and enter it will not take me that long.
To fill up that old kettle and to put that kettle on.
Once you've knocked and entered and way before you're gone.
Someone will have put the kettle on.

Copyright 2017 by Douglas Murphy


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#1130329 - 09/01/17 01:27 PM Re: Put The Kettle On [Re: Douglas Murphy]  
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Hi again Doug!

This song definitely has much better prosody than the other song--though I like both. This is a very cool song, beautiful melody. It reminds me of a song that Chris Cristofferson might do if he were jamming with The Eagles! Nice work, nice performance--a very fine tune!

steady-eddie

#1130334 - 09/01/17 04:50 PM Re: Put The Kettle On [Re: Douglas Murphy]  
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Hi Doug. This one reminds me of some of the Irish folk songs I used to hear over there.
Very comforting song.
I assume you have at least a little Irish in your blood?

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#1130336 - 09/01/17 05:15 PM Re: Put The Kettle On [Re: E Swartz]  
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Thanks for the words of encouragement Steady Eddie. Much appreciated. Been re-working "Thorns and Petals" rewriting the lyrics and changing the song to an AABA. Will post the latest next week.

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#1130337 - 09/01/17 05:16 PM Re: Put The Kettle On [Re: Vicarn]  
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Thanks, Vic. and yes I do have the Irish with me "Murphy" aside. smile

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#1130360 - 09/02/17 05:27 PM Re: Put The Kettle On [Re: Douglas Murphy]  
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My wife is from Ireland, so I can vouch for the power of a cup of tea (as well as other liquid refreshments, of course).

Do you think it should maybe be just a little bit faster? As, Vic remarked, it is a comforting song (what could be more comforting than a nice cup of tea?), but the lyrics also have a light-hearted touch to them, describing a happy occasion and urging friends to come over and join in, which might be suited to a more up-tempo treatment. Just a thought.

#1130363 - 09/02/17 07:53 PM Re: Put The Kettle On [Re: Douglas Murphy]  
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Listening as I write, Doug... and I agree with Eddie. Family traditions are so important and you reinforced yours very well. Tea is revered in many families and putting the kettle on was such a nice way of welcoming friends or strangers. Enjoyed so much. ----Dave

#1130390 - 09/04/17 12:19 AM Re: Put The Kettle On [Re: Douglas Murphy]  
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Nice guitar melody and some good lyrics there. Yes my family is also big on putting on the kettle, nice work.

#1130399 - 09/04/17 11:59 AM Re: Put The Kettle On [Re: Douglas Murphy]  
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always like story songs, and you do a fine job on this. Lane

Last edited by lane1777; 09/07/17 11:44 AM.

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#1130430 - 09/05/17 11:11 AM Re: Put The Kettle On [Re: Gavin Sinclair]  
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Hi, Gavin. Me ancestors are from Ireland and Scotland and tea is a staple in our family. I will be reposting this one with a more quicker tempo as you suggested.

Thanks for stopping by.

Douglas


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#1130431 - 09/05/17 11:12 AM Re: Put The Kettle On [Re: Dave Rice]  
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Thank you, Dave, always nice to hear from ya.

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#1130432 - 09/05/17 11:12 AM Re: Put The Kettle On [Re: Life Rise]  
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Thank you LR and welcome to the Board.

Douglas


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#1130433 - 09/05/17 11:13 AM Re: Put The Kettle On [Re: lane1777]  
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Thank you, Lane. This particular lyric is true to heart.

Douglas


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#1130467 - 09/07/17 01:41 AM Re: Put The Kettle On [Re: E Swartz]  
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Hi E. Swartz,

I was fortunate enough to record Kris Kristofferson and I agree that Doug's song has that great quality.

Chris


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#1130474 - 09/07/17 10:48 AM Re: Put The Kettle On [Re: Chris_SD]  
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Thanks for stopping by Chris and welcome to JPF.

Douglas


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#1130476 - 09/07/17 11:47 AM Re: Put The Kettle On [Re: Douglas Murphy]  
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hey Doug ..just stopped in to give this another listen..reminds me of my youth..Lane


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#1130477 - 09/07/17 11:53 AM Re: Put The Kettle On [Re: Chris_SD]  
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Thanks Doug, glad to be here.


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#1130493 - 09/07/17 08:44 PM Re: Put The Kettle On [Re: Douglas Murphy]  
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Welcome Douglas
This is a lovely story, indeed and your performance has an intimate quality to it... inviting.


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#1130520 - 09/08/17 04:13 PM Re: Put The Kettle On [Re: Nelson]  
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Thank you, Nelson and all others who took the time to listen and comment.

Douglas


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#1130523 - 09/08/17 05:06 PM Re: Put The Kettle On [Re: Douglas Murphy]  
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Posted an uptempo version. smile


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