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#1166378 - 07/08/20 09:05 AM Angels?  
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While writing I thought of this as sung by an Irish singer- although I haven't a reason why....

"Angels" Copyright M.Healey-2020

Looking like angels two entered the bar
She carried his lute he carried her harp
And the laughter was loud from a Saturday crowd
Profanity bandied like the storm in a cloud

The bartender sighed and finished his task
Gave the angels a look and showed them his back
You missed St. Mary's said a bear of a man
Go where you're wanted go while you can

The man with the lute looked him straight in the eye
While the rest of the rabble clearly heard him reply
We know of St. Mary's we know every church
But were meant to play here-and it's here that we'll work

There's no one among you wasn't judged before due
Yet you'd do the same now ain't it the truth
Just give us a chance and we'll play but one song
We'll pack up and leave if you say move along

So the bargain was made and it could be described
The tension in place could be cut with a knife
Yet it all disappeared when our duo began
They sang with an air made for spirits not man

They sang and they sang using notes rarely heard
Till hours had passed yet no one had stirred
Then they packed up to leave
The woman and man
With a harp...
And a lute...
And the clapping of hands


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I think what makes satan so attractive to others is
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....and he played real drums
#1166381 - 07/08/20 09:46 AM Re: Angels? [Re: 9ne]  
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Could be Irish folk but I was singing it to the tune of Sweet Betsy from Pike.
Nicely written.

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#1166392 - 07/08/20 04:40 PM Re: Angels? [Re: 9ne]  
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An interesting write Mike being a fan of Irish music and their liquor!
Perhaps a rousing melody could be out if we're thinking lute and harp?
A slow melodic waltzy type of melody maybe?
I like the story it's well written and certainly different which is great
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An interesting write Mike being a fan of Irish music and their liquor!
Perhaps a rousing melody could be out if we're thinking lute and harp?
A slow melodic waltzy type of melody maybe?
I like the story it's well written and certainly different which is great
Regards
John


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#1166395 - 07/08/20 05:47 PM Re: Angels? [Re: 9ne]  
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Hi Mike,
Very nice story, well written, and easy flow to sing to. Good luck with it.


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#1166401 - 07/08/20 06:27 PM Re: Angels? [Re: 9ne]  
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Interesting and well written. Feels Irish.

#1166416 - 07/09/20 06:54 AM Re: Angels? [Re: Vicarn]  
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Thank you Vic! I looked up Betsy and recognized the tune. Interestingly, it was stated the melody is from the Irish tune, Master McGrath. smile
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I think what makes satan so attractive to others is
that he tastes like chocolate...
....and he played real drums
#1166417 - 07/09/20 06:59 AM Re: Angels? [Re: Travis david]  
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John thanks for your reply! I don't think the lute and harp will restrict the melody.
Cheers
-Mike


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I think what makes satan so attractive to others is
that he tastes like chocolate...
....and he played real drums
#1166418 - 07/09/20 07:01 AM Re: Angels? [Re: John W. Selleck]  
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I appreciate the comments John Selleck; thanks so much!
-Mike


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I think what makes satan so attractive to others is
that he tastes like chocolate...
....and he played real drums
#1166419 - 07/09/20 07:04 AM Re: Angels? [Re: CTthomas]  
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Thanks for your reply CT!
-Mike


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I think what makes satan so attractive to others is
that he tastes like chocolate...
....and he played real drums
#1166420 - 07/09/20 07:39 AM Re: Angels? [Re: 9ne]  
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Yes Mike, that's right. That melody, like countless others of Celtic origin have travelled through time and will continue.
I will be posting a song later with an Irish flavour. I'm sure the melody comes from somewhere in the past.

Vic



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