Thursday, 21 June 2012

In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning.

Have you ever wondered what I get up to in the wee small hours of the morning? You haven't? Oh! That is disappointing. I thought perhaps you might have done. Oh well, never mind. You are about to find out anyway.

Hey come back, it's not what you think. It is a completely innocent pastime I indulge in! I never look at those kind of sites. Except in the cause of research. Just to remind myself. Well all right sometimes I do, just for pleasure. Some people might think I'm a bit weird, but I can't help it. I just love tractors! The wee small hours of this morning were filled with the delightful sound of a vintage Fordson Major engine running as sweet as a nut.

After I had managed, through sheer will power, to drag myself away from tractors, and still not entirely sleepy, I recorded a song for you. Yes for you! See! I'm always thinking about you. Apart from when I'm thinking of tractors that is.

So I recorded this song, which didn't go entirely to plan, so it sounds a bit ropey sometimes. But I thought, What the heck! I'll let you hear it anyway. After all you don't have to listen. If you do listen though, please bear in mind, that I did it in one take.

Just to make matters worse I decided to add a penny whistle accompaniment. So what this is, is a film of me playing guitar and singing, and then a film of me filming myself playing the guitar and singing, whilst at the same time playing the penny whistle! Have you got that?

I didn't know the penny whistle notes, so I had to guess them. Sadly a lot of my guesses were wrong! This too was done in one take.

If I were you, I wouldn't bother listening! But if you don't listen, you might spend the rest of your life regretting that you didn't.
And that my dear friends, is what I get up to in the wee small hours of the morning. It is such an innocent pastime. Well what else is a bloke to do?

Thanks for listening. If you didn't listen, thanks for dropping by anyway. I appreciate it. It's good to know you are there.


  1. Oh John thank you imagine my surprise when I clicked on your song and I immediately started to smile. This song has always made me smile and I needed that this week, it has been a crazy one.
    Little blue tractor EH! (Canadian saying:)) I have a big red tractor I love tractors too. Thanks John. good music love the whistle. B

  2. I love tractors...give me a John Deere to play with and GOSH I'm a happy lady
    Jane x

  3. The music tended to drown your dulcet tones, John. You have such a good singing voice, music should allow it to be heard.

  4. That was fun. In the wee small hours of the morning I am usually trying to make myself go to sleep. I have found that I so enjoy that time of night that I do not want to miss any of it. Your overdubbing went very well by the way.

  5. I did listen and it was quite good. I wonder if I should return and listen again in the wee hours of the morning.

  6. Very nice John you have a wonderful voice! Thank you so much for sharing. I am really looking forward to discovering more of your blog in time :) Have a wonderful weekend.

  7. Impressive song. I am also impressed you downloaded this to your site.

  8. Enjoyed your version of Leonard Cohen's song. The penny whistle sounded nice with your guitar playing and singing. Must practise some Leonard Cohen for my return visit so we can produce some more stunning recordings together.

  9. There is nothing wrong with your enjoyment of tractors as long as you do so safely ;-). Loved your video clip. I wish I could play music, but sadly the day that talent was handed out I was probably busy playing with Facebook or something and missed out.