This recording is a montage of several takes into a Samsung Galaxy Tab2, in between the furnace firing up 😉
@stephenwordsmith wrote the lyrics, which I very gently massaged in a couple of places.
This is a slight alternate tuning, just the G-string tuned down a half step : EADF#Be
Also: Capo 1st fret, and chords are named for their shape relative to the capo.
Intro and between verses use F#madd4 24430x with an ending of xxx300
Verses are F#madd4 24430x with and ending of Gb5add2 34530x
What passes for a chorus (on a chorusless lyric) is Gmaj7 320003 and Dmaj7 x00322 with end runs based on Am6
- 1st and 2nd chorus end with the notes G3>G0>D2>A3>E0>E7(slides down)
- 3rd chorus ends with the notes G3>G0>D2 into the chord xx2010
The end bridge chords are
1x - Gmaj7/Dmaj7/A6 x02020/Esus2 022000
2x - Gmaj7/Dmaj7/A6/Bm6 x20102
1x - Gmaj7/Dmaj7, then into the verse progression F#madd2/Gb5add2
On a personal note, this was a challenging song to play and sing at the same time.
by Stephen Wordsmith (lyrics 2018-02-01) and
Wm Brian MacLean (music 2018-02-03 to 02-05)
A hiker with a biker's goatee posing on a ridge.
A young man down on bended knee proposing on a bridge.
A fam'ly on a sandy beach with ball and spade and bucket.
A harpist in a vestibule with finger raised to pluck it.
A fighter in a float parade, a five-foot-ten lieutenant.
A football fan in facepaint with a five pound beer and pennant.
A newsreader snapped on the street, in suit all brightly dressed.
A streetsweeper in Hardy helmet, boots, and hi-vis vest.
A raceman at the starting line with finger on the trigger.
A racist at a march for rights, on sidelines screaming loudly.
A hotel guest in sunnies sipping Mai Tais by the pool.
A well-dressed pair of prefects breaking fights up at the school.
A dale with distant waterfall caught gushing its retort.
A sun a setting symphony of auburn at the port.
And in each moment captured on some film or in a file,
you’ll find me floating, candid, in the background all the while.
And so my mind takes pause to speculate and do the maths.
Just how many of all these unrelated photographs
are out there in the world, on display for all to see,
with these people in the fore, and a background full of me?
And a background full of me,
and a background full of me,
and a background…