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#903945 - 06/16/11 02:47 PM Oh Johnny Boy (Kevin Pearson tribute to his brother)  
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Hey folks....haven't been around lately...lots of stuff going on in my own "arena"....don't want to complain... please read below it will explain Kevin's loss of his beloved brother...the song I put together kinda of fast....Kevin liked it....I know everyone shares Kevin's loss....he's a great guy....have a listen....


Hi Robert,

On May 13th, my brother/best friend John (59) passed away from a sudden heart attack on a fishing trip. His sons and nephews sort of adopted Oh Danny Boy (Oh Johnny Boy now) as his theme song. He was quite a character. So I re-wrote the lyrics and pasted them below. Anyway I understand this is a pretty un-ordinary thing to try and sing but I thought I'd give you a look and see if you had any ideas. Might be a nice tribute, might be too sad to even listen to, I don't know. It's cool if don't feel right trying it. His favorite song was actually Under the Boardwalk, he loved to sing that one kareokee style (not well but better than me....lol).....someday I may feel like parodying that one not sure right now.

Thanks
Kevin


Oh Johnny Boy (Oh Danny Boy)

Oh Johnny boy, the trout, the trout are rising
in the deep pools where the river gently bends
The Shower's gone, still the rain is never ending
and though I cannot fish here with you my friend
I know by now you've found a better place
In time I'lll follow in the boot print path you've made
and the sun will once again shine on our face
Oh Johnny boy, oh Johnny boy, save me the day

and when I come, and by chance the fish aren't biting
we can sit close by the waters edge
and catch up on all the days that we've been missing
share a cold one in good company again

and I hear you casting softly just up above me
underneath the rows of weeping willow trees
Fish well my friend save a big one for me
till then I will stand and fish with you in my dreams

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The link should be below...........thanks

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#903948 - 06/16/11 03:06 PM Re: Oh Johnny Boy (Kevin Pearson tribute to his brother) [Re: Robert Pickens]  
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Hey T-Bob,

That's a very fine and fitting tribute, and you did the man proud with your rendition.

cheers, niteshift

PS - on a similar note, you lost your favourite fan last week. Peacefully and without pain. I'll always remember "Goddamit ! Whatya mean the guy isn't black ? " LOL

Hope you're getting things sorted Bob, and there's still a gig going at the Holiday Inn in Penang. I'll play keys. smile

#903950 - 06/16/11 03:09 PM Re: Oh Johnny Boy (Kevin Pearson tribute to his brother) [Re: Robert Pickens]  
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nice song.. sounds proffesionaly recorded.

some lyrics dont seem to fit, but otherwise well done.

#903955 - 06/16/11 03:52 PM Re: Oh Johnny Boy (Kevin Pearson tribute to his brother) [Re: Robert Pickens]  
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Robert Pickens 2--

VERY, VERY TOUCHING MY FRIEND--A LOT OF HEART AND SOUL COMES THROUGH ON THIS TRIBUTE--KEVIN SHOULD BE PROUD!

SING AND PLAY ON--

Mackie

#903959 - 06/16/11 04:21 PM Re: Oh Johnny Boy (Kevin Pearson tribute to his brother) [Re: Mackie H.]  
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You've done him right. "nuff said.

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#903982 - 06/16/11 07:48 PM Re: Oh Johnny Boy (Kevin Pearson tribute to his brother) [Re: Zeek]  
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Very cool of you to do this, Bob. Nicely done - very moving.

That's a fine lyric, Kevin - hope you share it with your family. I'm sorry about your brother....sure he's smiling at this somewhere though.

Scott

#903997 - 06/16/11 08:25 PM Re: Oh Johnny Boy (Kevin Pearson tribute to his brother) [Re: Scott Campbell]  
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Robert, I always knew you had soul.
I feel every word you sang is full of it in this rendition.
I love it.
Vic


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#903999 - 06/16/11 08:29 PM Re: Oh Johnny Boy (Kevin Pearson tribute to his brother) [Re: Scott Campbell]  
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hi, enjoyed listening to this,fitting melody and good words, sorry for your lose.

dmk

#904044 - 06/17/11 01:10 AM Re: Oh Johnny Boy (Kevin Pearson tribute to his brother) [Re: dmk]  
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This is a beautiful song. Hopefully it was also helpful in the healing process that takes place when ever you loose someone close. I lost Both my Mom and Dad over a relatively brief period of time and writing a song about them was very helpful. Nicely done. Thanks for sharing.

Tom W.

#904072 - 06/17/11 09:47 AM Re: Oh Johnny Boy (Kevin Pearson tribute to his brother) [Re: Tom W.]  
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Robert,
As I've told you already can't thank you enough, I still tear up when I hear this. One of our nephews played the piano in church that day and was slipping a few notes from Oh Danny Boy in between the hymns, our oldest nepwhew delivered the most beautiful eulogy that I've ever heard. A fitting tribute to a man who loved life and loved everyone he ever met and everyone he ever met loved him.

Geoff,
Thanks for listening, not surprisingly Robert came to mind for this one.

Jason,
Thanks, Robert did a tremendous job as always. I told him that Oh Danny Boy is almost impossible to sing as written and that I knew I was off track in places trying to match it. But as you said he did it proud.

Mackie,
I am proud of what Robert has done. It will of course always be my personal favorite.

Zeek,
I think, thanks for listening.

Scott,
Thanks so much I'd like to think that. You should have seen the line that formed at McClurkins that night for calling hours, all the way through and out the door, told one of our mutual friends that night that at least if he comes to mine there will be no waiting...

Vic,
Thanks, like I told Geoff, Robert sure came to mind for this one.

DMK
I appreciate your comments and I thank you for listening.

Tom,
Yes, part of the healing process for sure, that's what we do. Lost my best friend who wasn't my brother last November
and the best friend who was my brother in May .Writing has been a big outlet for me.

Thanks for the well wishes
Kevin

#904074 - 06/17/11 10:10 AM Re: Oh Johnny Boy (Kevin Pearson tribute to his brother) [Re: KevinP]  
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Kevin, You couldn't have picked a more memorable or fitting melody to pen your eulogy to Johnny. Your voice and guitar fill the song with the emotion of parting. A fine final tribute. Best of luck as you work through the grief of the past year.


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#904444 - 06/20/11 01:15 AM Re: Oh Johnny Boy (Kevin Pearson tribute to his brother) [Re: Dan Sullivan]  
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Hey...thanks to all of you for checking this out and the kind comments....Kevin is a super guy....I feel for him and his family....

I promise to get back here and give listens to all your songs....love hearing all you guys....the Just Plain Folks are just great folks....

Have a good evening....Bob

#904464 - 06/20/11 06:41 AM Re: Oh Johnny Boy (Kevin Pearson tribute to his brother) [Re: Robert Pickens]  
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Hi T-Bob

Very touching my friend. This was very heartfelt and good of you.
I'm sorry about Kevin's brother, poor family. I nearly lost my brother who's 59 also just last month. I feel like if one more person I love leaves us I'll just fold tent...

BEAUTIFUL! I like when you sing like this Bob, soft and easy.

Mike


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#904610 - 06/21/11 09:45 AM Re: Oh Johnny Boy (Kevin Pearson tribute to his brother) [Re: Mike Caro Substudio]  
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Dan,
Thank you for listening, Robert did it proud.

Mike,
Thanks for stopping in. In both of our cases we had a moment to realize how lucky we are or how lucky we were to have such wonderful friends who happened to be brothers as well.

Kevin

#904645 - 06/21/11 12:46 PM Re: Oh Johnny Boy (Kevin Pearson tribute to his brother) [Re: Mike Caro Substudio]  
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Hey Mike....Kevin is a great guy....I nearly checked out when I had my heart attack....if Terri was home that day it would have been "curtains" for me.....so I feel blessed to be here today....the odds are 50/50 on survival of one....so I'm glad for your brother and your family....

I did one take on this song....and mistakes an all it's from the heart....so thanks for the kind words....I can still sing alittle....lol...I hit low spots some times with the music....helping Kevin brought me back alittle if you know what I mean...

Thanks for the kind words....you are a great guy too....we love you down here in Georgia....I better go now, i'm getting sentimental....take care my friend....T-Bob

Originally Posted by Mike Caro Substudio
Hi T-Bob

Very touching my friend. This was very heartfelt and good of you.
I'm sorry about Kevin's brother, poor family. I nearly lost my brother who's 59 also just last month. I feel like if one more person I love leaves us I'll just fold tent...

BEAUTIFUL! I like when you sing like this Bob, soft and easy.

Mike


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