“Minstrel’s Song” by the Moody Blues – Chords, Tabs, & How to Play

Originally posted 2009-08-17 17:31:04. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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“Minstrel’s Song”
The Moody Blues

C             F         C          F            C
Words, a simple song, a minstrel sings
C            F             C
A way of life in his eyes.
C            F            C        F          C
Hear the morning call of waking birds
C                      F
When they are singing, bringing
F   C    G
Love — Love.

C       D         F                C
Everywhere, love is all around.
Everywhere, love is all around.

Now the winter’s gone,
Cold wind has blown
The endless stream in our lives
Where the minstrel sings
This simple song.
He’s always bringing, singing
Love — Love.

Everywhere, love is all around.
Everywhere, love is all around.

BRIDGE:   D – F        F – C – G – C    G

C                                 F           C
Listen to the one who sings of love.
F               C               F                C
Follow our friend, our wandering friend.
C                                 F           C
Listen to the one who sings of love.
G                               C
Everywhere, love is around,
G            C
Around, around…

Hear the nations sing
Our minstrel’s song,
As he walks by in their lives.
Soon the spring will come,
And everyone will all be singing, bringing
Love — Love.

Everywhere, love is all around.
Everywhere, love is all around.

BRIDGE

CHORUS (x2)

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“Don’t Need A Reindeer” by Jim Fusco – FREE mp3 Download! – Day 4 of 14

By Jim Fusco:

Hello, you night owls, and welcome to a very late Day 4 of Jim Fusco’s 14 Days of Rock’n’Roll Christmas!

Today, I bring you a great tune: “Don’t Need A Reindeer” by the Moody Blues.  They came out with this song in the early 2000’s and I truly believe it’s the best Christmas song in the past 40 years!  It’s got a great beat and such a catchy tune.  I can’t believe it doesn’t get more airtime.

So, I decided to make my own version.  It took a while to get the synth sounds right, but I think I got it pretty close.  The harmonies were easy, but the times to sing them (they come in and out) was the really tricky part.

If you haven’t heard “Don’t Need A Reindeer” yet, I think you’ll really like it.  And if you have heard it before, I hope my version lives up to the original!  Have a good one and see you very soon for Day 5!  Remember, all of these Christmas songs are FREE to download- just click the down arrow icon.

“Question” (Moody Blues Cover)

Originally posted 2008-01-19 01:25:20. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

By Jim Fusco:

Okay, request time here at the Laptop Sessions. This one’s going out to my longtime friend Drew Kingsley.

“Question” is a great tune by the Moody Blues off of their (you guessed it) “Question Of Balance” album.

I hope you’ll all like my acoustic-ized version of the song. Of course the strumming isn’t as insane as Justin Hayward’s is- I can actually play it at that speed, but have a bit of trouble keeping time when I do. So, I chose the safe route for this version. I think the effect is still there because of the dynamics used.

There will be many more Moodies songs to come, as well as many request fulfillments in the coming weeks- I’m loving this every third day schedule, as it really allows me to pick some tougher songs and practice them until they’re perfect for internet posting!



“Blue World” (Moody Blues Cover)

Originally posted 2009-01-13 21:24:58. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

By Jim Fusco:

Welcome, welcome to another version of Jim Fusco Tuesdays here on the best music video blog ever created: the Laptop Sessions!

My special guest is coming, I promise, but we’ll have to wait at least another week.  But, it’ll be a great performance and I’m really looking forward to it.

So, I had to do an impromptu video tonight.  I have been practicing this song for many months now, but I always had other Moody Blues songs cued-up so I never got to it.  But, I had to do this video tonight up in my room because it’s just simply too cold in the studio now and I don’t wanna wait for the heat to kick in.

So, the video doesn’t look that great, but the sound is there, and that’s the most important thing, isn’t it? 🙂

Tonight, I bring you a great song by the Moody Blues from their album “The Present”.  This might be considered the last great Moody Blues album, because they were still popular, relevant, and had all four members contributing in a significant way.  I, of course, love the “Strange Times” album, but I definitely feel like I’m the only person in Connecticut (other than people I know personally) that knows of that album.

“Blue World” is a well-done song and has a classic Justin Hayward sound to it.  I love the chorus and I even love that over-the-top Pat Moraz keyboard/synth work.

The only problem with this song is the introspective lyrics that Hayward is so accustomed to writing.  He’s like the Mike Love of the band.  I mean, in this song, Hayward mentions his songs “The Voice” and “Fly Me High”.  He’s done this in other songs, as well.  But the thing is that “The Voice” was from the PREVIOUS album!  It’s not like he had a lot of time to reflect on the message of that song…

Well, I hope you enjoy tonight’s entry into the Laptop Sessions’ catalog.  Chris and I are going to have a battle to the death to find out who’s stuck with Original Wednesday tomorrow, but I may guilt him into it, seeing that I’ll be away on business for the first time!  I may be back in time and I’ll have stories to tell.  I’ve never been to New York City alone before, so tomorrow should be interesting!  Have a great one and I’ll be back sooner than you think!