A Conversation Amongst Musicians on the Writing of
Rockin' @ The Grape St.

part of
Music Club

Check it out! This song spawned a whole album and conceptual concert!

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Russian Version of Rockin' @ the Grape St. (MP3)
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The following is a discussion between:

Aiax, Russia: Songwriter, Vocals, Guitars, etc.

Sech, Dallas, USA: Songwriter, Guitars & Vocals (And, other various instruments)

Alex Therrien, Montreal, Quebec: Songwriter, Drums, Guitars, and much more.

Me, Philadelphia, USA: Songwriter & Multi-instrumentalist


fellas...

about the Sunday Afternoon Music Club... i just couldn't wait to get started on the grape st. pub song. so, here are a few ideas on how we might create intellectual property rights as a group.

(seems to me... it would be nice to get writer's credits on here for all our friends?)

lemme know whadda think?

ps feel free to ask everyone ya know to join-in on the writin' Email help@KingArthur.com.

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title: Rockin' @ The Grape St.
lyrics by: The Houseband (K. Arthur, volunteers names to be added here)
music by: The Houseband (K. Arthur, volunteers names to be added here)
2001 K. Arthur, other writers names to be added here

Verse 1:
There is a place,
You can go,
Where everyone...
Is in the know.

Chorus: (in a call n' response fashion)

Now,
Everybody off you seat, (band sings)
We're rockin' @ the Grape Street, (lights go on the crowd as they respond)
Everyone on your feet, (band sings)
We're rockin' @ the Grape Street. (lights go on the crowd as they respond)

Let's rock... (different solo for each bridge back to verse... sax 1st verse, electric guitar 2nd verse, bass 3rd verse, etc.)

Verse 2:
[your help needed here]


aiax,

you asked about the melody... the melody for Rockin' @ the Grape St. is wide open... i've started doing a lil' piano work on it. (Click here to listen to a midi recording of piano improvisations.)

the riff for the chorus goes:

We're rockin' @ the Grape Street.
G     G   G   G  G  G     Am

i'm also working on getting a choir of kids to sing it.

and, we've gotten more lyrics and thoughts from other musicians (i'll either email out an update or start posting it on the net. then, maybe you can translate it to russian... alex to french... and sech to spanish?)

lets rock!

and, here is another possible verse:
the place is lookin' like a zoo,
there's joe (spotlight goes on joe cahill),
the mike's (spotlights go on mike lightkep, mike beaudry, mike patriarca, etc.)
and, scooter, too (spotlight goes on scooter)

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Aiax from Russian said:

Click here for the Russian translation.
Russian Version of Rockin' @ the Grape St.

It's me!

what if we will do many different songs"rockin@ grape street". It could be whole album where everyone of us do his own "grape street" song. I already did it. I'd plan to record it this week. It could be like our different grape streets. Imagine-you, me, sech, alex- we all together separately from each other do this songs and after will be whole album. It's gonna be really international progect. Our lyrics will be different except of this part(refrain):

Everybody off you seat, (band sings)
We're rockin' @ the Grape Street, (lights go on the crowd as they respond)
Everyone on your feet, (band sings)
We're rockin' @ the Grape Street. (lights go on the crowd as they respond)

Everyone should compose his own music for song.

I will encode my song"gr.street"to mp3 format and upload it to ya if it's possible. Let me know what you think about it. If you agree I will start to record it right now.

Aiax


aiax,
YES! it is what i was hopin' for... perhaps ya'll can make my dream a reality?

WILL BE DONE SOON. BE SURE.I PROMISE.

yeeeeeeeeeeha

YUHOOOOOOOO

another part of my dream may take quite some time to fulfill... but, i sure would like to see you perform the song at the grape st. pub some day :)

I WANNA DO IT MORE THAN YOU DO

then, we all get on together for the giant all star jam

GOD WILL HELP US

ahhh...

DON'T SAY AHHH ANYMORE. WE WILL ROCK THEM ALL.SURE
AIAX


Aiax said:

please correct my mistakes (if any) and send it back to me.

1. a) My little friend Do you know
Where do we go?
I'm gonna show you this place
You have to know
Only green grass and trees
You would see there
No more wars no more tears
Everywhere.

Intermediate:

b) Kid, catch the wind, feel the sound from the sky
Kid, feel the bit, feel the taste of great life
Time, now it's time, move your feet
Hear how we're playing Rock at the grape street

Refrain:
Everybody off you seat,
We're rockin' @ the Grape Street,
Everyone on your feet,
We're rockin' @ the Grape Street.


more verses [from Russia]:

1.
Ask me why...
I call for a man?
this place... please show!
I've gotta know (where is it)

2.
let me in
i like view
Where the sky is always blue
Where the sea is always kind
and the wind blows my mind

3.
There is no "no" in this place
no chance for a liar... nor betrayer
only friends who care
could be there

get the bit, feel the hit, on grape lil bit... street.yyya-haaaaa.

I don't sure that it's exactly what you need but it's like "I'm the walrus". I like lyrics like this. Let's go. If you don't like it, please delete these lyrics. Or correct it!

i think it's great... one of the others says he has some "beatles" chords to go with it... so it might be perfect!

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From Alex in Quebec (Not, Canada!):

Verse 2
There's people dancin'
My friends are playing
Its too soon to go
Sit back and watch the show

Verse 3
Grab a guitar my friend
You'll be playing in the end
As well as me and him
Me and him

lemme know


ok... I got the guitar chords for that song... sounds a little Beatle but its perfect... send me the rest of the verses idea that others sent... I'll make your song.

The chords are done let me write them to ya

C
There is a place,
Cmaj7
You can go,
C7
Where everyone...
F     F/E
Is in the know.

Am                           C/G
Everybody off you seat, (band sings)
Am                                    C/G
We're  rockin' @ the Grape Street, (lights go on the crowd as they respond)
Am                           C/G
everyone on your feet, (band sings)
E+                                            C/G
We're rockin' @ the Grape Street. (lights go on the crowd as they respond)

The E chord isnt just E, its E+, important not the same thing at all Will try'n'record it soon

hey... what's an E+ ? is that where ya add some notes?

is it the same as Eaug?

---0----------
---1----------
---1----------
---2----------
---x----------
---x----------

thats it

I see... or should I say... I hear... hehehe... E, G# and C on me pianer.

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here's my verse:

the music plays
the brews start flyin'
the hands go up
the band is rockin'

the lights heat up
the temp is maxin'
the party's on
the crowd is dancin'...

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