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"Far Over the Misty Mountains" song adaptation


Mar 12 2012, 10:24am

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"Far Over the Misty Mountains" song adaptation Can't Post

Hi folks--

Here is my adaptation of "Far over the Misty Mountains Cold", set to a simplified version of the tune from Don McLean's theme song to "Flight of Dragons". I had to drop some phrases from the poem here and there to get it to fit the melody.

Pictures in the video are of some Inca ruins in Peru, which when you think about it makes sense since Pizarro did pretty much the same thing to the Incas that Smaug did to the dwarves-- killed them, stole all their gold and moved into their palace.


(This post was edited by guitarzankansasfan on Mar 12 2012, 10:31am)

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Mar 12 2012, 11:19am

Post #2 of 7 (2046 views)
Now that was magical, [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm not familiar with Flight of the Dragons, so I wasn't sure what to expect, but you've definitely captured the essence of a minstrel. Wink

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Mar 15 2012, 2:17pm

Post #3 of 7 (2002 views)
I deleted the video and put up a new version [In reply to] Can't Post

My wife told me the reverb was too high so I re-mixed it and posted a new version here:


Hopefully I still sound like a minstrel but not like a minstrel at the bottom of a swimming pool.

(This post was edited by guitarzankansasfan on Mar 15 2012, 2:18pm)


Mar 17 2012, 11:38pm

Post #4 of 7 (1761 views)
awsome [In reply to] Can't Post

simply awsome.


Mar 18 2012, 2:42am

Post #5 of 7 (1722 views)
Wonderful [In reply to] Can't Post

Wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing!


Mar 18 2012, 4:48am

Post #6 of 7 (1902 views)
oh [In reply to] Can't Post

was that video removed now?

edit// oops just saw your other post Smile

(This post was edited by Chopsta123 on Mar 18 2012, 4:49am)

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Mar 25 2012, 11:07pm

Post #7 of 7 (3369 views)
Awesome! [In reply to] Can't Post

I'd never thought of that before, how the conquistadors were "dragons" to the Incas. What sadness in the ruins! Your rendition fits perfectly.

Thank you! Cool


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"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?"
-Geoffrey B. Smith, letter to JRR Tolkien, 1915


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