Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye -- on my Gretsch 5122 (& Boss Katana amp)

Discussion in 'Gretsch-Talk Music' started by Butch Ammon, May 21, 2020.

  1. Butch Ammon

    Butch Ammon Gretschie

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    Anyone remember that old song by The Casinos that was actually recorded in the mid/late 60's but was a throwback to the 50's doo-wop style of ballads? I grabbed my Gretsch 5122, enabled the built-in percussion and rhythm accompaniment on my full size Yamaha keyboard, clicked on my Boss Katana Artist combo amp (clean channel w/ built-in chorus effect turned on), and launched into my own rendition.

    Hopefully it came out good enough with a completely stock 5122 and "Gretschbuckers". But with the incredible Boss Katana amp that does everything imaginable, I got a pretty decent sound...

    Edit: I hope you don't mind my voice. I had to strain real bad to hit that high F# (above middle C -- E string, 2nd fret) note during the bridge, "...if you wait a lifetime, befoooooore, you leave..." --- Good Lord, I almost popped a blood vessel. LOL!! :D:p

     
    Last edited: May 21, 2020
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  2. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Nice job Brother Butch
     
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  3. Butch Ammon

    Butch Ammon Gretschie

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    Thank you... It was one of those moments where that old song popped into my head, so I played it, played it on keyboards, and recorded a backing track/built-in rhythm section and saved it. Then decided to make a quick video of me playing my Gretsch 5122 along to it. That was (as you can tell) at the very top of my singing voice and I started straining on a few sections of the vocals.
     
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  4. Winnie Thomas

    Winnie Thomas Gretschie

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    The intro in F is /F - F#Dim - Gm7 - C7 C13 : 6/8 time

    I've always loved that song. You did a nice job
     
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  5. Butch Ammon

    Butch Ammon Gretschie

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    Thanks... It was one of those things where I started noodling around and went, "Hey, I remember this" and played the song in the key of G.

    (G) Kiss me each (Em) morning, for a (Am) million (D7) years.
    (G) Hold me each (Em) evening, by your (A) side (D7)...
    (G) Tell me you'll (Em) love me, for a (Am) million (D7) years.
    (G) Then if it don't (C) work out
    (G) Then if it don't (C) work out
    (G) Then you can (C) tell me good (Am) bye (G)...
     
  6. Winnie Thomas

    Winnie Thomas Gretschie

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    I made a typo, it is a Gm7 not a G

    The intro in F is /F - F#Dim - Gm7 - C7 C13 : 6/8 time

    Try this:

    (G) Then if it don't (Am7) work out
    (G) Then if it don't (Am7) work out

    Try it in "F" you might find it easier hitting the high note.
     
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