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#1179004 - 07/26/21 12:06 PM Mac's Marvalene  
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Mackie sent me a lyric last week that I thought was worth having some fun with! Here's a little Alabama Rock-a-billy smile

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Marvalene Marvalene
© 2021 Mackie Humphries

Marvalene Marvalene
You have slipped away
Down to New Orleans
There ain’t no escape
Your devil man’s reign
Marvalene Marvalene

You’ll be dreamin'
’Bout things aburnin’
Thirstin’ for cool gin
To quench your pain
He’s hooked you again
With hot candy canes

Marvalene Marvalene
You have slipped away
Down to New Orleans
There ain’t no escape
Your devil man’s reign
Marvalene Marvalene

SOLO

At the Cross Roads
The story unfolds
Wearin’ your new coat
Lined with solid gold
Your Devil has control
Cos he owns your soul

Marvalene Marvalene
You have slipped away
Down to New Orleans
There ain’t no escape
Your devil man’s reign
Marvalene Marvalene

BREAK

Marvalene Marvalene
You’re burned again
Marvalene Marvalene…………..

Mackie

#1179026 - 07/26/21 08:32 PM Re: Mac's Marvalene [Re: JAPOV]  
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Thanks for doing this one--Your style kicks a**!

Rock on!

Mackie

#1179027 - 07/26/21 08:52 PM Re: Mac's Marvalene [Re: JAPOV]  
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This is really cool. Freakin great solo, very zz topish.

Could still probably use a hook, I think the Marvelene is in the wrong spot, You need to be going into the Marvalene as a chorus. I know the lyrics came first. and you went with that structure.
But it works, and a fun jam. Enjoyed.


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#1179030 - 07/26/21 09:16 PM Re: Mac's Marvalene [Re: JAPOV]  
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Fdemetrio--

Mabelene, Chuck Berry back in the 50's came to mind on this one--I told JAPOV I listen to a lot of Rockabilly--The song starts with the chorus!

Thanks for checking JAPOV'S work!

Mackie

#1179031 - 07/26/21 09:24 PM Re: Mac's Marvalene [Re: Mackie H.]  
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Originally Posted by Mackie H.
JAPOV

Thanks for doing this one--Your style kicks a**!

Rock on!

Mackie

I just hope I did Rock-a-billy justice smile
Thanks Mac!

PS, PM'd you a WAV file link.

#1179032 - 07/26/21 09:26 PM Re: Mac's Marvalene [Re: JAPOV]  
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I GOT IT-- THANKS!

Mackie

#1179033 - 07/26/21 09:28 PM Re: Mac's Marvalene [Re: Fdemetrio]  
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Originally Posted by Fdemetrio
This is really cool. Freakin great solo, very zz topish.

Could still probably use a hook, I think the Marvelene is in the wrong spot, You need to be going into the Marvalene as a chorus. I know the lyrics came first. and you went with that structure.
But it works, and a fun jam. Enjoyed.


Funny you say that about the lead... It was the RHYTHM guitar that wore my a$$ out lol!

Thanks Dom wink

#1179034 - 07/26/21 09:28 PM Re: Mac's Marvalene [Re: JAPOV]  
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I know you can start with the chorus, but Maybelinne repeats, maybelline, why cant you be true, maybelline why cant you be true, and then a rhyming out line, it's more hooky.

Only once without the sound of MAYBEBelinne.

I just thought it could use something else. I like the little bluesy riff.

Its really cool, just giving some ideas to top it off.

#1179038 - 07/26/21 10:35 PM Re: Mac's Marvalene [Re: JAPOV]  
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Japov,

Wow! What a great groove you have going there--killer solo!

steady-eddie

#1179043 - 07/27/21 09:27 AM Re: Mac's Marvalene [Re: JAPOV]  
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Fdemetrio

Appreciate the input--JAPOV put some changes in the original lyrics for a better gel!

A song ain't done 'til the fat lady sings!

Mackie

#1179044 - 07/27/21 09:37 AM Re: Mac's Marvalene [Re: E Swartz]  
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Steady-eddie

It was a pleasant surprise to have JAPOV nail his ROCKIN" groove to the wall on this one--A REAL PRODUCTION! I'm still writing a few songs, but nothing like in the years gone by!

I guess the COVID has something to do with that!

Thanks

Mackie

#1179046 - 07/27/21 09:43 AM Re: Mac's Marvalene [Re: E Swartz]  
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Originally Posted by E Swartz
Japov,

Wow! What a great groove you have going there--killer solo!

steady-eddie

Well, the groove was bound to happen lol...
What Mac actually told me was he wrote a lyric like "Mabelene", but he wanted a beat like "Hound Dog"! smile

#1179191 - 08/02/21 12:17 PM Re: Mac's Marvalene [Re: JAPOV]  
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Great Rock-a-billlllly !!!!!! Great lyric and the guitar playing is really up there JAPOV..great dance number

Steve


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#1179201 - 08/03/21 09:55 AM Re: Mac's Marvalene [Re: VNORTH2]  
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I have re-written the lyrics a lot of times--It was a topic to re-visit later on, if Rockabilly ever came around again--I printed the lyric in ALABAMA RED for JAPOV in a message,, he was a quick draw like in an old western--I gave him free reign. IF HE WANTED TO PLAY AROUND WITH THE LYRIC! WELL HE DID11111

When I started the song long ago, it was triggered by a buddy of mine: a guitar playing bopping character that won the high school talent contest with Chuck Berry's Mabelene--I was picking a little 3 chord stuff back then--I told myself: one day I'll write something like that--All these years the simple changing story has been in my working folder

I listen to a lot of Rockabilly--some dumb, some silly, and some that has substance. IN THIS LYRIC AS THE SONG EVOLVED, I INCLUDED THE DEVIL MAN,

I'm sure most songwriters keep a favorite on the back burner to re-work from time to time. I still have 10 or 12 in my working folder!


YAPOV PUT HIS MAGIC TOUCH TO MY LYRIC, MARVALENE , AND FOR HIS WORK, I AM GREATFUL LIKE CLINT EASTWOOD MAYBE WOULD SAY "HE MADE MY DAY"

Mackie

#1179207 - 08/03/21 10:47 AM Re: Mac's Marvalene [Re: JAPOV]  
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Wow! Not sure why Mackie is calling you a fat lady, but for a fat lady, you rock! I love everything about this. You should do more rockabilly stuff.

#1179210 - 08/03/21 02:22 PM Re: Mac's Marvalene [Re: Gavin Sinclair]  
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Originally Posted by Gavin Sinclair
Wow! Not sure why Mackie is calling you a fat lady, but for a fat lady, you rock! I love everything about this. You should do more rockabilly stuff.

Hmmmm... Must be the hair... and the fat... LOL!

In Mac's last PM he called me "YAPOV" smile

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#1179220 - 08/03/21 06:04 PM Re: Mac's Marvalene [Re: JAPOV]  
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JAPOV--

MY THINKING AND TYPING FIGHT EACH OTHER! SORRY! CLOSE IS ONLY IN HORSE SHOES!

I NOW HAVE A HONEYWELL LED SHOP LIGHT OVER MY KEYBOARD--IT KELPS AGING EYES........

Mackie

#1179226 - 08/03/21 10:03 PM Re: Mac's Marvalene [Re: JAPOV]  
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You are a pretty awesome musician Tony and thank you for surfacing here you did Mackie's lyric proud

This kicks A$$ as promised and I think the way you did the song works great with the single mayvelenes

Kick A$$ On good sir smile


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#1179229 - 08/03/21 11:41 PM Re: Mac's Marvalene [Re: Mackie H.]  
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Originally Posted by Mackie H.
JAPOV--

MY THINKING AND TYPING FIGHT EACH OTHER! SORRY! CLOSE IS ONLY IN HORSE SHOES!

I NOW HAVE A HONEYWELL LED SHOP LIGHT OVER MY KEYBOARD--IT KELPS AGING EYES........

Mackie


Believe me, I know all about bad eyesight lol... But I still thought it was funny! smile

#1179230 - 08/03/21 11:45 PM Re: Mac's Marvalene [Re: John Voorpostel]  
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Originally Posted by John Voorpostel
You are a pretty awesome musician Tony and thank you for surfacing here you did Mackie's lyric proud

This kicks A$$ as promised and I think the way you did the song works great with the single mayvelenes

Kick A$$ On good sir smile


Lol... I promise, I'll giv'em HELL! smile

#1179231 - 08/04/21 01:39 AM Re: Mac's Marvalene [Re: JAPOV]  
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WOW.................that's poppin' Great lyric, as well. This thang's got some legs.
Very cool..........slick playing. Love the vocal...........very niiiiicccccee.
Love it, man!!
-Tom

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#1179340 - 08/08/21 09:28 AM Re: Mac's Marvalene [Re: JAPOV]  
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Yapov

I worked on ROCKABILLY LOVE this morning--



Mackie


#1179345 - 08/08/21 11:40 AM Re: Mac's Marvalene [Re: JAPOV]  
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Got it!

You may want to take down your info now lol... smile

#1179364 - 08/08/21 11:59 PM Re: Mac's Marvalene [Re: JAPOV]  
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I am listening to enjoying the heck out of "Marvelene." Love that pulsating beat and your unique tone. Marvelene is a marvelous creation of foot tapping, boot scooting fun. Mackie always did have a knack for story telling and you two have brought it to life with this one. Well done. Write on...right on..righteously.

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Yeah', Mac is a hoot! smile

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Yeah he is...If he was a female childcare worker he'd be a Hoot-n-Nanny. kepp up the good work and share the wealth it sounds good on you both.

#1179379 - 08/10/21 07:36 AM Re: Mac's Marvalene [Re: JAPOV]  
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Hi JAPOV,

I love the riff, the guitar sound and you guitar work! I could listen to it all day. The riff is still ringing in
my head as I write this. Your voice perfectly fits the song.

Thanks for sharing it. I always learn something from your work.

Dan

#1179382 - 08/10/21 10:06 AM Re: Mac's Marvalene [Re: JAPOV]  
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Much appreciated Dan!

You know, everyone here will probably give you different advice lol, but it's FREE! wink

#1179393 - 08/10/21 06:36 PM Re: Mac's Marvalene [Re: JAPOV]  
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MFB and Dan--

I'm just trying to age gracefully with visits to the olden days of ROCKABILLY---I listen every morning to BLUES and REAL RAW ROCKABILLY on Youtube: pumped into my old Sony Stereo!

Thanks for checking the great production by Tony!

Mackie

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