Track 18 Down on the Cabin Floor

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Recording and Mixing Dates: Recorded May 1, 4, and 5, 2016. Mixed May 5, 2016.

 

Genesis: I was goofing around with my wood-bodied National resonator baritone guitar on November 28, 2012. I hit upon a melody/riff and played around with it for 20 or 30 minutes. The line “down on the cabin floor” came out of my mouth and I decided that I would stick with that for the title and refrain. It was a catchy blues. Some of the lyrics on the final version are on the demo I recorded to my iPhone that day. However, it was not until November 1, 2014 that I wrote the final lyrics and added the bridge section.

Unlike my recent postings, this is no singer-songwriter tune with poetic lyrics. It is just a raunchy blues, built on the repetition of the word “sometimes.” In my head I hear the late Levon Helm singing it. I think a gravelly voice would suit the tune best, but it seems such voices are the result of heavy cigarette smoking.  I really enjoyed playing the electric lead guitar on this track. I haven’t done much electric blues picking the past few years.

Production: Bass Guitar, Electric Guitars, Piano, Organ, Drums, Percussion.

 Lyrics

Down on the Cabin Floor

 Sometimes she will break me

Sometimes she’ll forsake me

Sometimes she will take me

Down on the Cabin Floor

Sometimes I will wander

Sometimes I will wonder

Sometimes there is thunder

Down on the Cabin Floor

Down on the Cabin Floor

 

Bridge:

Without her by my side

I’m next to nothing

She has got that something

I do crave

 

Sometimes she will choose me

Sometimes she will lose me

Sometimes she will use me

Down on the Cabin Floor

Sometimes I will spite her

Sometimes I’ll invite her

Sometimes I’ll delight her

Down on the Cabin Floor

Down on the Cabin Floor

 

Bridge

 

Sometimes she will tease me

Sometimes she will freeze me

Sometimes she will please me

Down on the Cabin Floor

Sometimes I will teach her

Sometimes I’ll beseech her

Sometimes I will reach her

Down on the Cabin Floor

Down on the Cabin Floor

Down on the Cabin Floor

Copyright 2016 Fred Grittner   All Rights Reserved

Track 18 Down on the Cabin Floor

4 thoughts on “Track 18 Down on the Cabin Floor

  1. djjernberg@gmail.com says:

    This reminds me of the music I loved at the Caboose Bar in Mpls back in the 70’s when the good R&B/Jazz groups would come up from Chicago. This tune is infectious but has a joyous simplicity.

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  2. Very nice!! Like!! (Could be the lead guitar is just a tad too prominent in the mix.) (Could be [#2] I know a heavy smoker with a gravelly voice, but I´ll leave you guessing there.)

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