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Old 08-03-2019, 02:12 PM
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Default The Boxer - Paul Simon Cover

I know he's got various versions recorded. I recorded this from my earliest S&G memory of the song, which I think is the best version.

As I recall, and my imagination might be playing games, the last several notes of the intro were used throughout in the song as turn-arounds. I play this song differently every time so sometimes I commit to the original as-played, sometimes I mix it up and sometimes my mind strays at those moments.

Thanks for listening.

Edit: I forgot to say that the guitar is a Yamaha CG-110CE classical with electronics played through a Fishman SA220 and recorded with a Zoom H4. Rendered as an mp3 on the H4 and then to the cloud from there.

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Old 08-04-2019, 10:14 AM
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Hi Pitar. I have always loved this song. Nice job, I admire you that you can hit those high notes. Nice playing as well.
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Old 08-04-2019, 11:40 AM
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That was great!
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Old 08-04-2019, 01:43 PM
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Hi Pitar. I have always loved this song. Nice job, I admire you that you can hit those high notes. Nice playing as well.
Thanks. I normally capo on the 2nd fret for this song but realized as I began singing it was on the 3rd fret for another song I'd just played. I felt committed so I slugged through it barely squeezing out those high notes. Kinda happy when I was done. Thanks again.
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Old 08-04-2019, 01:44 PM
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Thanks. Means a lot.
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Old 08-05-2019, 01:13 PM
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Default My favorite Paul Simon song

I love that you're keeping this song alive. I saw him perform it two years ago at the Ryman in Nashville and I could not stop crying. beautiful song. well done!
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Old 08-05-2019, 03:29 PM
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I love that you're keeping this song alive. I saw him perform it two years ago at the Ryman in Nashville and I could not stop crying. beautiful song. well done!
AshleySofia, thanks. The Boxer is probably my favorite Simon song and I realized I missed a verse in this recording. I need an aging airframe inspection.

I was brought up with Simon and Garfunkel, and their contemporaries, so that's where the music is for me. I never went to any of their/his concerts, though. Simon's songs in my repertoire are this one, Dangling Conversation, Kathy's Song and Duncan. Those few pretty much are the jewels in his body of work for me. For Emily is also a great song but it's been so long since I played it I'd have some serious dusting off to do. I last played it at my sister's wedding on a Guild 12 string in 74.
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Pitar, that was really good, great job!
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Pitar,

I love the fact that you played it and added a little of your own natural to the song, just not trying to copy it. Whether that was intentional or not Great job!!!!

Thanks for sharing!!!!

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I really like your guitar part on this one Pitar. Excellent work.
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Old 08-07-2019, 09:50 AM
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That is great guitar work, Pitar. Loved your correct intro and fingerstyle flow as well as personal touches. As you might know also a ‘traditional’ in my repertoire. A question of age (?)
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Old 08-08-2019, 03:55 PM
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Thanks to everyone who listened and posted their kind words. It props my troubadour wannbe ego up again. Might put off that silent guitar purchase for a bit. Thanks again.
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