View Full Version : Any lyricists out there?

02-04-2008, 07:52 PM
I'm thinking about writing a tune for barbershop quartets to sing about Ron Paul, or possibly about the Federal Reserve (wearing RP stuff). Wouldn't that be amazing? Anybody who saw would inevitably tell everyone they knew. I just need the words... I'm going to start listening to old barbershop numbers now.

02-04-2008, 08:22 PM

02-04-2008, 08:26 PM
Words pop into my head - access to music system, engineering
skills (MIDI or SMPTE sync multitrack, pitch correction and Avid
Studio) ..and wife has experience singing/performing BSQ!
Can't volunteer her time talent though... maybe if I'm nice.

What/where is the melody - theme - intent/plan - mood
any video - # verses/length, etc. ...got mp3 file sample?

maybe I can contribute...


02-04-2008, 09:29 PM
GREENBACK DOLLAR (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9Jh4KjPP-o)

Some people say I'm a no 'count. Others say I'm no good.
But I'm just a nat'ral-born po-li-ti-cian, doin' what I think I should, O, yeah. Doin' what I think I should.

And I don't give a damn about a greenback dollar, spend it as fast as I can.
For taxin' and regulatin' workin' men, the only things that I understand, poor boys, the only things that I understand.

When I was a little baby, my momma said, "Hey, son. Travel to the ca-pi-tol and live off other men,
And don't quit 'til you're done, my boy. Don't quit 'til you're done."

Now that I'm an old man, and have pillaged more than my share. I've learned that a barrel o' pork and vote fraud,
The only friends who're always there, poor boys, the only friends who're always there.

[repeat from first verse]

(slightly updated from the original, by VoluntaryMan)

Okay, so it's not exactly barbershop, and it isn't about Ron Paul, but it is related to his message, and it's only one man shy of a quartet.:D