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Terry Yager
November 28th, 2005, 07:30 PM
So I finally decided to write my own Reggae Truck song:

Reggae Truck Rap

This is a song about da Great White Wail-ah
You'll neveah get me off your tail-ah!
It never fail-ah!
The Man come and take you to da jail-ah!
You better have your bail-ah!
Your excuseses for da judge are just stale-ah!
He ain't impressed by your sad tale-ah!
He graduated from Yale-ah!
He's heard it all before for real-ah!
You better take your boat and sail-ah!
Into the raging gale-ah!
Hold on tight to the rail-ah!
Your sensibilities the seas assail-ah,
Ya keep on throwing up into a pail-ah!
And all the other sail-ah,
They know what ail ya!
You've never seen it on this scale-ah!
You see another boat you try to hail-ah!
But it's a-carrying da Mail-ah!
They try to nail ya!
Like you some kinda quail-ah,
But when you think the storm will prevail-ah!
Start seeing clearly thru da veil-ah!
Then you wake up you're in your trail-ah!
Out in da driveway is da Great White Wail-ah!
To take ya over hill and dale-ah!
Down to ComputerHell-ah!

--T

vic user
November 30th, 2005, 04:31 PM
it took a while to get the tempo right, but i used a looping reggae beat from my daughter's yamaha keybaord while reading your lyrics, and not bad.

wonder if it would sound better with some fresh air ;)

chris

carlsson
December 2nd, 2005, 02:54 AM
I also own a Yamaha keyboard, a PSR-36. It has five variations on each rhyhtm. Which if these five reggae variations do you think best fits Terry's song, never mind the tempo? The sixth pattern is the dreadful song ending one.

http://www.anders.sfks.se/mp3/reggae.mp3

Personally, I find the fourth variation a bit like monkey, err.. I mean jungle music..

vic user
December 2nd, 2005, 07:48 AM
i like the fourth one the best.

chris

Terry Yager
December 2nd, 2005, 10:32 AM
My kid gave me the beat, I just supplied the rhymes. It is kinda like a jungly-type beat though (more jungle than island-sounding), at about 4/4 time, I think (Carlsson's is a little too fast). I could probably play it on bongoes, if I had any.

--T

carlsson
December 2nd, 2005, 11:09 AM
Bongo reggae-eh? I recorded the default tempo, of course it can play slower or faster.

Terry Yager
December 2nd, 2005, 11:59 AM
Bongo reggae-eh? I recorded the default tempo, of course it can play slower or faster.

Yah, mon...

--T

mryon
December 2nd, 2005, 12:49 PM
maybe I'll try it with my SK-1 and maybe with a nice sample to loop? ;)

Terry Yager
December 6th, 2005, 08:46 PM
maybe I'll try it with my SK-1 and maybe with a nice sample to loop? ;)

OK, it's like this:

Ah-seven-seven-temp-oh
Ah-seven-seven-temp-oh
Ah-a-five-temp-oh
Ah-a-five-temp-oh
Ah-seven-seven-temp-oh!

Well...sorta...

--T

carlsson
December 7th, 2005, 09:42 AM
It sounds like a poem, maybe some kind of haiku? Now, that is a mind boggling thought, a reggae truck haiku rap.

Terry Yager
January 1st, 2006, 10:03 PM
Huh! I guess "reggae rap" ain't so far off from the mainstream after all.

http://www.youngpoets.ca/pop/pop2.php

--T

carlsson
January 2nd, 2006, 05:24 AM
Ah-seven-seven-temp-oh
Ah-seven-seven-temp-oh
Ah-a-five-temp-oh
Ah-a-five-temp-oh
Ah-seven-seven-temp-oh!
This is how I interpret the rhythm:

http://www.anders.sfks.se/mp3/terryggae.mp3

Maybe not very reggae like and I'm not sure the lyrics would fit.. :D

Terry Yager
January 2nd, 2006, 12:13 PM
Sounds good to me, Anders. Slow it down just a little, add a heavy bass line & a little reverb, might just do the trick.

--T