When I was done writing these words, (finished it on my birthday) it seemed to me like a sort of tavern sing-along.  So here's the bottom layer.  Now I'd love to hear what y'all add to it.

Sing along with the chorus!  Or sing along with any part of it you see fit.  Play along on another guitar.  Acoustic, electric, the chords are just the same old ones: G C D and Em.  It definitely needs bass for at least part of it.  Perhaps a drum set, although I think even more fitting would be less formal percussion.  Clink bottles together, stamp your feet, knock on wood, etc.  And who knows what else?  Piano, fiddle, Moogs, shit, the more the merrier.

When you upload your new layer, make sure you release it as an isolated stem (in other words, by itself without any other records mixed in), so we can remix it together with all the others.  Here I've released a full version as an MP3 file for listening, and also uploaded a ZIP file with stems.  So, if you want us to listen to your addition in combination with all the others, you can upload that version, just make sure to also upload the isolated stem(s), either as audio files or a ZIP file.

Also, when I first wrote this and released the lyrics, and then a GarageBand recording of it, I was happy to see that quite a few hitRECorders recorded various versions of their own.  LizzieMackie and Metaphorest made a beautiful one, as did TongueCutSparrow and others too.  So here I hope to start a definitive bottom layer for the purposes of mass sing-along, but that doesn't mean those other excellent versions will be forgotten :o)

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    . . . :D
    MissC0dA -xx-
    Feb 14, 2013
  • Maryer96-1682190
    This is my absolute favorite recording. I have been listening to it for some time now on my RECollection CD. I don't know why but it sparks an emotion and I cant help but smile,sing&dance.My dad is an old hippie who has a recording studio,he doesnt get that you run your own open production company,but your song is his new favorite "drinking song" ;0) . you really are an amazing artist in everything you RECord. Now it's time for me to hitRECord! THANKS!
    Dec 16, 2011
  • Starfish
    This song breaks my heart, in the best possible way. Thank you for singing it in Seattle.
    Aug 27, 2011
  • Photo_84
    I'd definitely chug a beer to this...I think I will...
    May 15, 2011
  • Dscn2420_(2)
    Fuckin' A! That;s phenominal. I think I'll get cryin' drunk and play something.
    May 15, 2011
  • Fractaldust-1711398
    i'm still sad we didn't do a drunk singalong at hitRECord @ the movies! awesome vox on this. :)
    May 15, 2011
  • Snapshot_20120907_8
    i look forward to drinking to this in the near future
    May 15, 2011
  • 830314_539421086089418_1599362286_o
    heyy joe. made this collab for Words We're Wailing vocal-only RECords back in February http://hitrecord.org/records/337286 hope this helps with contributions!
    May 15, 2011
    by Robo_J
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