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    Default Great White Wailer Rap (Revised)

    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
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    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
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    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..
    Anders Carlsson

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    i like the fourth one the best.

    chris
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    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.

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    Bongo reggae-eh? I recorded the default tempo, of course it can play slower or faster.
    Anders Carlsson

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    Quote Originally Posted by carlsson
    Bongo reggae-eh? I recorded the default tempo, of course it can play slower or faster.
    Yah, mon...

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    Default hmm

    maybe I'll try it with my SK-1 and maybe with a nice sample to loop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mryon
    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...

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    It sounds like a poem, maybe some kind of haiku? Now, that is a mind boggling thought, a reggae truck haiku rap.
    Anders Carlsson

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