Mudcat Café message #1091445 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #23203   Message #1091445
Posted By: Steve Benbows protege
12-Jan-04 - 05:46 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Miserlou
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Miserlou
Steve learnt it whilst in Egypt with the army. He learnt it whilst playing for belly dancers so it has that Arabic/flamenco beat. (Boom-chacka-chacka-boom chack. Boom chacka-chacka-boom-chack-boom-chack)
Sorry for the nuemonic above. That is the way I hear it. In the second part (after the full stop) the two boom-chack, boom-chack is where the dancer actually moves/steps forward.
Up until Steve's recent tracheotomy he always sang it in Greek as on his album "Journey into the sun."
Keep singing/playing it. It is truely one of my favourite pieces to play!