Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Moon River on Google's Les Paul birthday logo

There is now a permanent link to the Google Les Paul guitar logo, which first appeared on what would have been Les Paul's 96th birthday, 9 June 2011.

You can play music on it and it has a Record button as well. Music can be played by typing letters on the keyboard. The top row of letters has been used here, though the row of numbers above it might be better - but some compact keyboards might not have those numbers so easily accessible.

Moon River on Google Les Paul logo
Music by Henry Mancini. Words by Johnny Mercer

q o i
(Moon River,)
u y t r t
(wider than a mile,)
q u y t r t
(I'm crossing you in style)
q w
(some day.)
e q t e
(Oh, dream maker,)
w q t e
(you heart breaker,)
w q e t i u
(wherever you're going)
y u y t y
(i'm going your way.)

t o i
(Two drifters)
u y t r t
(off to see the world-)
q u y t r t
(there's such a lot of world)
q w
(to see.)

e q e t i
(We're after the same)
o i t
(rainbow's end)
u y t r t
(waiting round the bend,)
q u y t r t
(my huckleberry friend,)
q r w
(Moon River)
e q
(and me.)


Bartell Darcy writes:

It seems to be polyphonic for up to three notes together, probably no more because of the technical limitations of what a computer keyboard can signal. Keyboards never ask for more than three keys to be clicked simultaneously, e.g. Ctrl-Alt-Del. Still a lot can be done with the strings and notes available on the Les Paul logo. Here is a way to strum "She's an Artist" by Bob Dylan. It's a "three chord trick" plus a little seventh to spice it up a bit.

The home chord, which I think is E major, will be made by tapping/vamping Q and E together, blam, blam, blam, blam quite quickly. You'll see what rhythm you need, about 8 beats per line but it may be seven with the eighth on the next line, perhaps.

She's got everything she needs,

she's an artist, she don't look



She's got everything she needs, she's an artist, she don't look


She can take the dark out of the nighttime or make the daytime




Ossian writes:

Here is a Moore's melody for you: "Believe me if all those endearing young charms" by Thomas Moore:

Believe me if all those

Endearing young charms

Which I gaze on so fondly today

Were to change by tomorrow

And fleet in my arms,

uyti ewqwq
Like fairy gifts fading away

Though would'st still be adored

As this moment thou art

Let thy loveliness fade as it will

And around the dear ruin

Each wish of my heart

Would entwine itself

Verdantly still.

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