June 21, 2009 10:10 PM

A largely pointless endeavor, a rendition of Hallelujah with quick fingerpicking and banjos (what's new?).

posted by ORthey (11 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

Really quite nice. Sometimes, the most pointless endeavors are the best ones. I'm glad you took at least a couple liberties with the melody in a couple verses. Frankly, the original melody gets a little old after 10 or 15 renditions. What surprises me is that there hasn't been a proper spoken word version yet. Maybe I'll fix that...or just make it worse, we'll see.
posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 10:32 PM on June 21, 2009

Wow, really nice, thanks ORthey.
posted by doctor_negative at 12:05 AM on June 22, 2009

I am working on this very thing. . .I'll have it in a few days. . .sorta Doc Watson plays Cohen. Yours is good.
posted by Danf at 8:07 AM on June 22, 2009

Nice! As a real straight-shooting, uptempo folk take I think it's great—this is exactly what I'd want to trip across at a campfire singalong jam.
posted by cortex at 11:59 AM on June 22, 2009

Yeah, this is really nicely done. Thanks.
posted by umbĂș at 8:04 PM on June 22, 2009

Oops--I didn't mean to parrot doc_negative there.
posted by umbĂș at 8:04 PM on June 22, 2009

what's new?

posted by YoBananaBoy at 11:05 PM on June 22, 2009

I really love your picking. It makes a great texture to lay your vocals over.

Here's a challenge for ya ORthey; I dare ya to make Kum Ba Yaa sound this good!

(Just kidding...of COURSE you'd make it sound this good!)
posted by snsranch at 4:47 PM on June 23, 2009

I was waiting for this one. I had a feeling it was coming, and I was definitely not disappointed. Nice rendition!
posted by annathea at 12:13 PM on June 26, 2009

This is the first version of this song I have ever liked.
posted by decagon at 7:35 PM on June 28, 2009

As usual, really great.
posted by phrontist at 9:28 PM on July 5, 2009

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