2018 Cover the 50s Contest Beaver

2018 Cover the 50s Contest Beaver
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#1

Hi All,

I was planning on submitting a parody for the Cover the 50s contest.

To go along with the idea, I tried to emulate a bucktoothed singer who has a passion for beavers.

Any and all feedback welcomed.

Revised mix includes

Nature background lowered
Banjo and Mandolin increased
Odd timing on sound FX tightened and dropped in sections

Beaver

I’ve watched a million shows about you
Please excuse me when I stare
When you use your teeth to cut trees,
I post on snapchat so I can share, I see a beaver

Ch. With webbed hind feet
Beavers have poor eyesight
Beavers sleep in mornings
Cause beavers work through the night

Building dams ain’t easy
Blocking waterways
I paddle up close in my canoe
'Cause I’m hoping we can be friends someday, I see a beaver

Ch. With webbed hind feet
Beavers have poor eyesight
Beavers sleep in mornings
Cause beavers work through the night

Busy beaver, I get you
You never take time to play
I’d trade my arms if I could choose
For a broad flat tail any day, I see a beaver

Ch. With webbed hind feet
Beavers have poor eyesight
Beavers sleep in mornings
Cause beavers work through the night

Flowers spring up in springtime
Fireflies watch through night
I’m delighted when you shape the land
'Cause Mother Nature taught you right, I see a beaver

Ch. With webbed hind feet
Beavers have poor eyesight
Beavers sleep in mornings
Cause beavers work through the night


#2

Rocky Raccoon would be proud!


#3

Dude! Love it!!! This is turning out even better than I imagined it could. It could possibly use a bit of banjo, but this is awesome!


#4

Ha! That’s great!


#5

I love a good parody.


#6

Hi Stan_Halen, holster, miked, and BigAlRocks,

Thanks for the listen and feedback, guys :smiley:

I did add a bit of banjo (intro, “Busy Beaver”, and last chorus to the end) and a bit of mandolin (next to last chorus and last chorus to the end), but maybe they are too subtle in the mix.

Thanks again.


#7

Haha this is awesome. I can’t tell though if I like the mistimed (late) synth… In a way it adds to the humor, but it started to bother me about halfway through the song.


#8

Good to know.

Thanks for the feedback, Cristina :smiley:


#10

Haha! This is fantastic mate!!!
I love it :+1:
Really catchy too, the rythem and feel are great.
This would do well on youtube with a video of beavers.
Excellent :beers:


#11

Thanks for the feedback and encouragement :smiley: