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Some fun about aging...




I’m just walking a little bit slow
© 2022 John Voorpostel

Asked my old friend Louie and he said “let me guess,
You’re only playing games to see what you can get”
So I said “it’s worth the trouble, at my age you get ideas
I speak fluent red head now, I’ve learned how to please”

They say sometimes you stall when you’re getting just a little bit old
Well I’m not down and out I’m just walking a little bit slow

There’s a way to play the scene so you score that extra point
Like saying she’s more beautiful than Helen of Troy
Not that I knew her, I’m much younger than that
But time’s taught me women love hearing something like that

They say sometimes you stall when you’re getting just a little bit old
Well I’m not down and out I’m just walking a little bit slow

Wisdom and experience
Are ageless ingredients
With every kiss I gain more than I give
Yeah her shoes are so right

Louie’s friend Eddie’s got a crazy eye
You never know where he’s looking when a pretty woman’s passing by
But I’ve learned to use it like a secret handshake among friends
“cause when they start rolling, it’s time to zero in

They say sometimes you stall when you’re getting a little bit old
Well I’m not down and out I’m just walking a little bit slow
They say sometimes you stall when you’re getting a little bit old
Well I’m not down and out I’m just walking a little bit slow
Lets knock down the night go walking a little bit slow


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Right Out Of The Park! BRILLIANT smile

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YES!YES!YES!... great lyric...and totally blues ...nice job John

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Thank you Tony and Steve. It's a fun one my wife really likes.

And a salute to Rikki Lee Jones in this lyric

V1 of her Living it Up

She's one special singer songwriter

Eddie's got one crazy eye
that turns him into a cartoon
when a pretty girl walks by
and there's nothin' here to do anymore
he sits on the stoop all day
like there's something he's waiting for
[naughty word removed]-finger Louie picks up Eddie in the alley
he's got all those guys with him
from that town where they all look like Frankie Valli
they speak fluently blonde
from her legs to her cigarette
and Louie told Eddie that he'd fix him up


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As long as your arthritic fingers can still strum and pluck them old aged blues and your strung out... blowing a lung out vocals full of the seniority of the years of wailing, can belt out this kind of quality you can walk as slow as you want when you go to get your grammy. She's just down the street at a nursing home hoping for some dinner but hey, a man can dream can't he/ LOL great work I love it when you go postel
in a bluesy way.

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No fingers were harmed in playing this ode to my arthritic knees Matthew.

Will make getting to that grammy a little slower and harder so she'll have to settle for "Door Dash" or "Uber Eats"


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Fun song, John. I love the hook and the conversational, bluesy feel of the whole thing.

I'm not crazy about the way these two lines end in the same word rather than a rhyme.

Not that I knew her, I’m much younger than that
But time’s taught me women love hearing something like that

Maybe you could change one of them? Without giving it a whole lot of thought, I came up with these. You could probably think of something better.

Not that I knew her, I’m much younger than that
But time’s taught me women love hearing that kind of chat

Not that I knew her, I just look old in this hat
But time’s taught me women love hearing something like that

Very enjoyable!

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Thanks for looking in and the suggestions Gavin.

I'm not terribly concerned about using the same word as they are stressed differently and the second line takes longer to get to "that".

Still....not wedded to it.....so let me think a bit about it.


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Hey John...
You don't know it, but this one really stuck in my head lol.

How attached to this music are you? wink

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Hi John. Interesting lyric some of us can relate to.
Just a sugg on the following with the repeat of "that"

Not that I knew her, in this age that I'm at
But time’s taught me women love hearing something like that

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Thanks for the encouraging PM John smile

Since I'm still not singing, I've been messing around a bit in MIDI...
This is just a little something I fell into and thought would really suit this lyric...
https://soundclick.com/r/s8nv9l

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Sent you a pm....nice groove...take it away by all means. love hearing how you can approach it


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Been messing with this a bit...
Ideas anybody?

My old friend Louie said “let me guess,
You just play the game to see what you can get”
I said “at my age I still get ideas and
years of experience has taught me to love redheads”

They say you stall when you get a little old
Well I’m not down and out, I’m just walking... a little bit slow

There’s a way to play so you score that extra point
Like saying she’s more beautiful than Helen of Troy
Not that I knew her, I’m much younger than that
But ladies ain't impressed with a cane and a hat

They say you stall when you get a little old
Well I’m not down and out, I’m just walking... a little bit slow

Charm and persistence
Are guaranteed ingredients
For making ladies smile
When those heels look just right... Oh Yeah'

Louie’s friend Eddie, he's got a wandering eye
Looks a little crazy when the ladies walk by
That's my opportunity to apologize
Then I give a little wink, and tell a little lie

They say you stall when you get a little old
Well I’m not down and out, I’m just walking... a little bit slow
Oh, you should'a met me years ago honey
I used to put on a real show
Yeah' baby, Lets go walking... a little bit slow smile

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We have options... wink

Acoustic phone rough;
https://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=14564230

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Love your take on this Tony....cool when others are inspired....but easy to like the theme
Thank you for putting your spin on it and take it wherever you like

And your site went to "I'm just waiting".....wonderful tune...


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Love the lyrics, this line made me laugh.."Louie’s friend Eddie’s got a crazy eye
You never know where he’s looking when a pretty woman’s passing by"

Kind of like...."your woman has a lazy eye, she's seeing me on the side".

Keep it up.

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I've heard this before.......and it's still awesome.
Love the lyric and vibe!!

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Yeah a fun song Mac...thanks for listening and pointing to that line...glad it gave you a chuckle


Thanks for coming back Tom....if it resonates you must be slowing down yourself smile


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https://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=14566995

This guitar part is much closer to your original intent...
But, I still don't think I'll be able to squeeze all your words in lol.

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I'm having ankle surgery next Monday lol... smile
Had to finish this!
https://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=14609142

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Arthritis? Trashed my left ankle


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From the neck down lol...

I play better in the Summertime wink

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Love it Tony....love the version....sounds great with some production oomph and talent. Thank you for tackling it....and going into and leaving that bridge...sublime

Yeah baby...put on that show


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Ha! That's why I do it bro smile

Thank You!

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John this is great.
This is my favourite song of yours and you and that guitar sound fantastic! Well done.


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I speak fluent red head now, love that!

U need a walking bass line, slightly change it to a blues walk....

its hard to hear the melody in this cause the vocal is pitchy, but i get whats supposed to be happening.

Like those 9th and 7th chords and some of the voicings, but the guitar is out of tune! bye a frickon guitar tuner!

Enjoyed!

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All hail the blues , Good job , I can relate being old

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ha ha ha , I play better when I don't hear myself


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