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SuperBee
6865 posts
Dec 31, 2020
4:27 PM
I'm trying to find a video which was posted here long ago by my forum friend 1847. The song was called "quiet as a mouse" and sounded like key to the highway. It began with the lines "I've got the key to my Honda Element, she threw them out my back door, she said i don't want you Bobby Cooper, don't come around here anymore"

Words to that effect, I may have them inexact. The story continues, with him going to his friends house and begging a bed on the couch, for which he promises to cause no trouble and "this time" be as quiet as a mouse

I always wished Bob would share the rest of the song and I enjoyed the way he played on this time, incorporating plenty of the range in a very nice traditional/classic sounding way. If like to listen to it again but I've had no joy with my searches.

Unfortunately "1847" is not a good search term on this forum. I thought I'd have a good chance of finding the post because I'm pretty sure the thread title was simply "quiet as a mouse", but that brings no results.

I haven't heard from Bob in a long time. I have tried email but no joy there either.
dougharps
2220 posts
Jan 01, 2021
8:13 AM
Found the thread with a Google search. It showed up with a Vimeo video, however, when I clicked on the active link for the thread I posted here it says the topic was deleted!!!

However the thread was found in my Google search and can be viewed. See below...


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Doug S.

Last Edited by dougharps on Jan 01, 2021 9:02 AM
dougharps
2221 posts
Jan 01, 2021
8:20 AM
The Google search link I posted here didn't work for some reason. Maybe it was too long?

The direct link to the thread page I found on Google and posted here as an active link would not work, either! The Forum software will not accept it as an active link, but it works this way if copied into a new tab or window:

https://www.modernbluesharmonica.com/board/board_topic/5560960/5490588.htm

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My long Google search results full page link would not work here when I tried to post it as an active link on MBH.

I searched on Google for: "bob cooper" harmonica 1847

I used quotes on the name. At the top of the search results list was the link to the deleted thread with an m. prefix (mobile?) but when clicked it gave the address above.
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Below is the address of the Google search results page link to the thead, not the forum page link noted above:


https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwiSlcLflvvtAhW5Ap0JHc8RA4YQFjAAegQIAhAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fm.modernbluesharmonica.com%2Fboard%2Fboard_topic%2F5560960%2F5490588.htm&usg=AOvVaw2RgXCwlsjUVWYxivfS2tNE

AND, here is the WORKING(!!!) active page search link for the thread page via Google:

lost quiet as a mouse thread


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Here is the Vimeo video link of the song in the thread:

Quiet as a Mouse vimeo

The backing chords don't sound like "Key to the Highway" to me, more like "Sitting on Top of the World". The backing chords don't seem to go to the KttH change to the V in the first part, but stay on the I chord.

The lyrics and melody Bob plays on harp seem to be a take on "Key to the Highway".

https://vimeo.com/147190400

I think that this thread is one of those lost along with others in a forum migration. It is lucky that it could still be found via Google.

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Doug S.

Last Edited by dougharps on Jan 01, 2021 9:17 AM
SuperBee
6868 posts
Jan 01, 2021
12:57 PM
Thank you, Doug! I appreciate you.
I have not checked it out yet, but also appreciate your observations about the structure.
dougharps
2222 posts
Jan 01, 2021
3:25 PM
It is the Jimi Lee Eight Bar Blues in A backing track. Even "Sitting on Top..." is not an exact fit, but better than "Key..." in my opinion.

You can make either song work over this track, but that chord change at the word "Highway" is missing in the track.
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Doug S.


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