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#1133042 - 11/29/17 07:30 PM A Woman's Touch  
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this was written a long, long time ago. I just heard it for the first time in ages and thought it was worth posting. Hope you like it. it's a guitar/vocal but I'm not sure much else is needed.

http://www.numberonemusic.com/artdickerson/song/713880-A-Womans-Touch

A Woman's Touch

Sun bakin the dust on my back and arms
I rolled back the rocks and raised the barn
Fenced off the fields for this country farm
Laid ev'ry block in this tough old house

But when I smelled her fresh rhubarb pie
Saw her red hair aflame with the morning light
I knew what I'd built finally felt right
Cos wood and brick just ain't a home without

A woman's touch to make it come alive
Her sure and gentle hand to help it shine
Like the warmth of the sun makes a spring rose blush
Ev'ry house feels like a home with a woman's touch

I cracked four ribs ridin' junior motorcross
Broke horses for my Daddy's boss
Had scars on my face from gettin' tossed
Ev'ry mark was a rough boys brand

But the night her fingers floated cross my skin
She rolled through my heart like a gentle wind
With a silky whisper she took me in
And this rowdy boy finally settled down with

A womans touch she made me feel alive
Her sure and gentle hand helped me to shine
Like the warmth of the sun makes a spring rose blush
Ev'ry man learns to love with a woman's touch

God blessed us with a baby boy
Couldn't hold back the tears of joy
I know he'll be everything he can be with

A womans touch she makes him feel alive
Her sure and gentle hand helps him to shine
Like the warmth of the sun makes a spring rose blush
Ev'ry child learns to love with a woman's touch
With a womans touch


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#1133046 - 11/29/17 08:47 PM Re: A Woman's Touch [Re: couchgrouch]  
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Beautiful song. You're right, I think. It doesn't need anything more.

#1133047 - 11/29/17 09:13 PM Re: A Woman's Touch [Re: couchgrouch]  
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Mr. Davenport,

This is simply beautiful.........beautiful lyrics/beautiful melody & guitar/beautiful 1st tenor vocal.

steady-eddie

#1133051 - 11/29/17 09:51 PM Re: A Woman's Touch [Re: couchgrouch]  
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Well done, Couch.

Ricki

#1133077 - 11/30/17 11:36 AM Re: A Woman's Touch [Re: couchgrouch]  
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Thanks folks. Most of the credit goes to Art. As I recall, my meter was pretty lumpy in those days. He did a great job with the melody etc. smile

#1133081 - 11/30/17 01:25 PM Re: A Woman's Touch [Re: couchgrouch]  
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Beautiful song, Rob. smile

There's more detail in these three minutes than there is in most full length albums..

Whatever lumps there may have been were gone with Art's rendering.

Great work!

Mike


Fate doesn't hang on a wrong or right choice
Fortune depends on the tone of your voice

-The Divine Comedy (Neil Hannon)
from the song "Songs of Love"
from the album "Casanova" (1996)
#1133131 - 12/01/17 07:10 PM Re: A Woman's Touch [Re: couchgrouch]  
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Thanks Mike. I'm not exaggerating about my sloppy meter in those days. If you're sitting nose to nose with someone playing guitars and working out a groove while you write, your meter can read a little choppy. But if you're penning lyrics the old-fashioned way, for a composer to work on later, your meter has to be tight. I had to get a few bad demos back to realize I was the problem and needed to change my methods. That's the best advice I could give any writer.

#1133133 - 12/01/17 07:55 PM Re: A Woman's Touch [Re: couchgrouch]  
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Hi Rob and Art:

This is a beautiful work of art... and you are 100% correct... it needs nothing else to make it more inspiring or effective. That's a stunning vocal and I applaud you both for a successful song creation. So glad I took the time to enjoy a listen. ----Dave

#1133144 - 12/02/17 12:09 AM Re: A Woman's Touch [Re: couchgrouch]  
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This is just a pretty tune, beautifully written and performed. Just shows that sometimes simple and stripped is all a song needs. I wouldn't change a thing.

Regards,

Deej

#1133225 - 12/03/17 12:22 PM Re: A Woman's Touch [Re: couchgrouch]  
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Thanks again, folks. smile

#1133437 - 12/07/17 09:05 AM Re: A Woman's Touch [Re: couchgrouch]  
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I love the simplicity of it.
The vocal was out front and easy to hear.
Nice voice and playing too.
Very nice.

#1133465 - 12/07/17 09:27 PM Re: A Woman's Touch [Re: couchgrouch]  
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Nice!!!

Great song, and production. Wish I had written it. smile

Hey what kind of guitar are you using, and how did you record it? Is that a Shure SM-81 mic in front of the soundhole, or did you go direct? Great sound. I would like to know how you got it!!

Awesome job man.


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#1133611 - 12/10/17 12:38 PM Re: A Woman's Touch [Re: couchgrouch]  
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Thanks guys.

David, it was recorded by the co-writer, Art Dickerson. It's an old song and I have no idea what he used to record it with. We don't actually keep in touch much anymore. Thanks for your interest, though. smile


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