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My musical compositions

Original Song for Valentines Day – in the Shade of the White Plum Tree


Original YT playout date: 11 February 2010
Duration: 3:59

I was helped along in the lyrics by Wufwufwufwuf and MikeCut777, so thanks to those guys, on comments to an earlier video. Here’s the working release of the song in time for Valentines Day. Those who can perform it better, are welcome to go ahead. The mp3 of this is available on this blog. It is the same song as the one in the footer of this blog and is probably my favorite of my own compositions to date.

I am inviting collaboration or covers, and in order to ease the process, I’d like to say that there are only 5 chords necessary to play this song.

The ones I used were C, e, a, F, G7. The e a e a transition gets repeated a few times in the refrain and the chorus part also. Obviously you can doll it up all you like, but basically those 5 are all I used.”
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Кфтвщь Ыщтп Цшерщге Цщквыю


 

Original YT playout date: 29 July 2009
Duration: 2:360

Those of you familiar with the Russian keyboard will be able to work out what the heading says to this video. Let’s see who can decode it first in the comments.

I thought I had switched it back to English letters, and it wasn’t intentional, but then I thought it might be a bit of fun to leave it like that.

Anyway, here’s a bit more of the good old temporaneous music, mixed with footage for which I had no decent sound anyway. All very random…
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Prague Vlog #15 Don’t give up on your taxis


Original YT playout date: 20 December 2009
Duration: 15:14

Taxi ride and some own-brand music in the second part.
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The Composer in his Garret


Original YT playout date: 10 November 2009
Duration: 11:37

I have been forced to record more of my own awful compositions and to compose more too, since youtube is coming down on a ton of bricks when people put existing music on their films. Don’t blame me, blame them. Anyway, in this film the precise moment I came up with the tune “Don’t Give Up” recently shown here, and also a bit more adlibbing to some flight footage. The arabic sounding bit was composed earlier by me in Moscow. I close off with a few bars of Dvorak’s “Rusalka”, or at least my variation on it.
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Don’t Give Up – song dedicated to Vaclav Klaus


Prague flat, Vaclav Klaus, own composition,

Original YT playout date: 17 October 2009
Duration: 3:32

Czech President Vaclav Klaus is coming under more and more pressure to sign the Lisbon Treaty. Because he knows very well, as many of us do, that this Treaty has been forced on us without due consultation – a small taste of the massive abuses of democracy to come – and therefore, being that rarity an honest politician, he is against signing it. But the elite who want to return the civilised world to medieval feudalism with themselves as lords and masters, only with much more advanced tools at their disposal, as well as push for a unified world Government under such Reprobates as Obama, Blair and their anonymous keepers, they are increasing the pressure for him to sign. The thumbscrews are on the Czech Republic now, and in order not to have to repeat Ireland’s punishment (namely total undermining of their economy), they are already reaching for the pen.

Great that they held out the longest, but what a pity to give up now.

My latest composition, which starts half way through this after my version of Telstar, is called “”Don’t Give Up””. I wonder whether any of my viewers wouldlike to suggest lyrics for this song in the comments section. If you write the best lyrics, then they’ll become the lyrics and you’ll be acknowledged as the writer of the lyrics.
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Just for John the Luthier


Original YT playout date: 3 October 2009
Duration: 4:15

If you’re not John the Luthier, please do not look at this piece of unfinished work.
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Another piece wot I wrote


Original YT playout date: 26 April 2009
Duration: 3:59

This one has words, but either the words aren’t very good, or I wasn’t comfortable singing and playing at the same time, or both. In any event, interested in your feedback for this theme.
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To You, Who Soar on Eagle’s Wing – original Song for my wife


Original YT playout date: 13 April 2009
Duration: 1:29

To my wife, who is like an angel in human form, I wrote the present song (words and melody) in 2002 in Moscow.

I wasn’t able to play it very well, and I am still not very good at performing it – maybe some musicians out there can help me do a proper rendering of this composition? There are two verses here, but the whole poem was four verses long, and I cannot remember all of it. The chords given below are what they should be – the piano here is obviously not in that key, even before I chipmunked it!

1. To (C)you, who (G)soar on (a)eagle’s (e)wing

A(a)bove all (C)other (e)women,

To (a)you al(e)one this (a)song I (C)sing

My (a)heart with (G)love a-(e)brimmin'(E)

To (a)you al(e)one this (a)song I (C7)sing

My (F)heart with (G7)love a-(C)brimmin'(G)

2. The mountain lake and forest fringe

Are fair enough to view

But far beyond their beauty’s range

I hold the look of you

I cannot recall the third verse, which related to the sound and scent of her, but the fourth verse logically follows:

4. Because my senses you full fill

Good sense it seems to make

That I should love and love you still

And never you forsake.

And that’s exactly what I’ve done!
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This may be crap but at least it’s MY crap…


Original YT playout date: 10 March 2009
Duration: 4:05

… well, mine and Antonin Dvorak’s. But with the current spate of warningless Warner warbler warrings against “”their”” music appearing in films, this is about all I dare to upload these days! So, grit your teeth and, em, “”enjoy”” my variations on a theme from Dvorak’s Rusalka.

Eat this, WMG!
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Poland (original composition)


Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Original YT playout date: 22 February 2009
Duration: 4:50

An original song written by me (words and music) in 2002, while not living in Poland. Since then I moved back, and so I don’t think of singing this song of missing Poland so much, as obviously I’m here. This is a call home to all the emigres with their qualifications doing work which is punching well below their strength in countries they think are richer. I’d remind you of the words of Denver, where he talks about a man who “said he’d be a poor man, if he never saw an eagle fly”.

Lyrics:

I am singing this song
For the place where I long
to be. That’s Poland

Life is wonderful there
In the sweet forest air
That’s free, in Poland.

In the valleys of Wisla and Bug,
Nature’s beauty wherever you look.
There is plenty and peace
In this new land of ease
For me, in Poland.

Here are the chords:

C
a
eG
C
a
d G7
a e
d G G7
d C
a
e G C
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Sweet Dream


 

Original playout date: 11 March 2008
Duration: 3:55

This is an original song composed by me way back whien I lived in Moscow and had a piano I could play every day. After breakfast in Wroclaw I was joined by my client while playing it and he kindly offered to film it for the channel. So here it once – the footage Marek took, and then another black and white version with the words added.
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Random Environmentally Inspired Music #2


 

Playout date: 29 March 2007
Duration: 11:46

This is a drive through the Pomoranian Switzerland, one of the nicer parts of Poland you can visit, near Polczyn Zdroj.
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