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#774253 - 11/28/09 02:13 AM Losers - per request  
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This is a Dave Van Ronk song which I've had a lot of fun learning and singing. Dan O'Connell suggested that I look at this one and thanks Dan. I found the guitar tab online at www.azchords.com and also there was a u-tube video of Dave Van Ronk singing it. I couldn't do it his husky vocal style and I think I slowed it down just a bit. Added a few little touches of my own on guitar and some minor lyric revision. Hope all you losers enjoy it. smile

Song page: http://soundclick.com/share?songid=8405016

Losers
written by: Dave Van Ronk

I blew my wad playing seven-card-stud
I was playing for money, they was playing for blood
On the way back home the big winner got mugged
Now he's just another loser like me

Losers, losers

I got took for my Hoosers
That shah got crowned
His growin' been bound,
He's just another loser like me

See that kid sitting back at the bar
He's picking up a storm on a Martin guitar
That poor fool thinks he's gonna be a star
He's just another loser like me

Losers, losers

Some are raggers, some are bluesers
Makin' disco sounds in a HoJo lounge
With a bunch of other losers like me

Love has busted up this cat for sure
He's crying like a baby at his baby's door
That poor fool don't know what he's crying for
He's just another loser like me

Losers, losers

Can't say no to cruisers
When she says "When he'll be back again?"
He's just another loser like me

There's a hobo up in heaven on the golden street
He'll panhandle every angel that he'll meet
He'd hock his harp for some Sneaky Pete
He's just another loser like me

Losers, losers

Some are dopers, some are boozers
All the muscatel is down in hell
He's just another loser like me

When God appeared to Saint John Wayne
He told him "Duke, I'm a-coming again
Life is just a wagon train
I'm glad you're not a loser like me"

Losers, losers

Ten gallon bruisers
From Genghis Khan to the Fuller Brush Man
They're just a bunch of losers like me

Last edited by PeteG; 11/28/09 02:36 AM.
#774255 - 11/28/09 02:26 AM Re: Losers - per request [Re: PeteG]  
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Now I'm gonna go listen to some Dave Van Ronk. I enjoyed this, Pete..very live, stripped-down, bluesy and cool. Like you were playing this at my song circle or on the front porch. It would be cool if you posted the words for all of us Losers to follow along. smile

Great suggestion by Dan, BTW. He's got a good ear.


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#774265 - 11/28/09 02:41 AM Re: Losers - per request [Re: Wendy D]  
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I'd love to sit on your porch and play this. smile smile
And maybe sip some loser wine.

Thank you and it was great to get that challenge/request from Dan. The lyrics are posted.

#774404 - 11/28/09 04:15 PM Re: Losers - per request [Re: PeteG]  
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Very cool song, Pete! Really enjoyed that. smile

Love the playing on this too!

Feels maybe like the vocals could come up just a tad relative to the guitar.

Thanks for posting that - loved it.

Scott

#774474 - 11/28/09 08:19 PM Re: Losers - per request [Re: Scott Campbell]  
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Thanks Scott,

The guitar was so loud on the dropped D bass that it did cover the vocal a bit. I heard it and did try to bring it up some, maybe I'll redo it later. glad you liked it.

#774479 - 11/28/09 09:17 PM Re: Losers - per request [Re: PeteG]  
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Oooooh, I love songs I can relate to. grin

Really fine rendition, Pete. smile Very nice indeed.

Donna


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#774493 - 11/28/09 10:40 PM Re: Losers - per request [Re: DonnaMarilyn]  
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HI Pete,

get down brother, can't get much cooler than this.
THANKS for the low down buzz

Calvin


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#774499 - 11/28/09 11:03 PM Re: Losers - per request [Re: Calvin]  
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Nice! smile


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#774579 - 11/29/09 04:59 AM Re: Losers - per request [Re: DonnaMarilyn]  
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Hi Donna,

Good to hear from you and welcome to the Losers Club. It's like the fight club without the fisticuffs.

I'm nobody, who are you
Are you nobody too?
There's two of us, don't tell.
How dreary to be somebody
How public like a frog
To tell your name the livelong day
To an admiring bog.

from memory - apologies to E.D.



#774580 - 11/29/09 05:09 AM Re: Losers - per request [Re: Calvin]  
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Hi Calvin,

yeah, Van Ronk had his guitar capoed up 2 frets, but when I heard that open D resonating I said no capo for me. grin

He sure played some finger bender chords on this one though. I'll add it to my drop D set. Maybe if I play it for a year or so I could give it the kind of tour-de-force presentation that Van Ronk does.

#774581 - 11/29/09 05:15 AM Re: Losers - per request [Re: Polly Hager]  
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Thanks Polly,

How are things in the Queen City. I spent a few years living up north of Dayton in Greenville, Oh and did construction work in Cincy. Thanks for taking a listen to my song.

#774652 - 11/29/09 01:13 PM Re: Losers - per request [Re: PeteG]  
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Holy Cow how did I miss it

PERFECT, ThANKS PETE

love it love it

Dan


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#774653 - 11/29/09 01:15 PM Re: Losers - per request [Re: Dan O'Connell]  
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Awesome guitar work, vocals

Dave Van Ronk would be proud of this my friend

great ...


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#774664 - 11/29/09 01:32 PM Re: Losers - per request [Re: Dan O'Connell]  
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pete,

Great interpretation of a really cool song! Loved your guitar work on this. Twas a delightful way to start my morning. Well, actually, NOTHING, is delightful in the mornings (reference my song: "I Hate Mornings!"...It's autobiographical), but it sure made the morning much better than it otherwise might have been. Thanks! All the best.

Alan

#774918 - 11/30/09 05:35 AM Re: Losers - per request [Re: Dan O'Connell]  
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Thanks, once, twice, thrice!

The last one for the spot on your radio channel. I'm honored.
And thanks again Dan for suggesting I look at this one.

Pete

#774936 - 11/30/09 07:22 AM Re: Losers - per request [Re: PeteG]  
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Awesome Song, Bro Petey!

It's both Comedic & Poignant as all get-out!

LOVED that "..Hock his harp for some Sneaky Pete" Line..

"KUDOS" for a Nifty Bitta Entertainment, Amigo~!

Good Luck with it..Losers is a WINNER!
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Love the lyrics on this.. You played it well, for a loser smile


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#774954 - 11/30/09 11:04 AM Re: Losers - per request [Re: Louis]  
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I love that dropped "D" sound. I had a instruction dvd from homespun music on that style. maybe I'll break that out in 2010 and finally learn how to do that fingerpicking stuff. Good tune.

Kevin


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#774981 - 11/30/09 01:10 PM Re: Losers - per request [Re: Kevin Emmrich]  
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Pete...this is definitely your genre....you can deliver....I want to grab a beer/coke/whatever, sit down an listen to you on the front porch down on the Delta...guess I better add wine....lol...nice job dude....Bob


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