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This week's entry is Czech folk song "Smrti"
I am accompanied by my friend Vítek, who is a fantastic guitar player. We actually didn't have much time for this. We were just jamming for couple of hours, then Vítek said he will have to go soon and just then I got the idea that we could play something together for this week's Open Mic. So we could do just one take. Fortunately he knew the song well, but little different version of it, so sometimes there is some hesitation in our playing. But I still liked it a lot and decided to enter it for this special 100th week.

Lyrics

Byltě jeden člověk
byltě jeden člověk
bylo mu jakkolvěk
bylo mu jakkolvěk

Šel od role k roli , obhlídat obilí
obilíčko moje, co jsi jest tak pěkné
Obilíčko moje, co jsi jest tak pěkné

Potkala ho smrti na pěkné silnici
Co děláš můj choti ? Mám s tebou mluviti ...

Nech mě milá smrti, mám já co činiti
Dám já ti peněz dosti, co můžeš unésti
Dám já ti peněz dosti, co můžeš unésti

Zanechaj obilé, stroj sa v rúcho bílé
Už ty musíš jíti, všecko opustiti

Běda mně hříšnému jsem dlužen každému
A najvjéc jednému, Pánu Bohu svému
A najvjéc jednému, Pánu Bohu svému

The meaning of the song in English is:

There was once one man who walked around his fields
Admiring his wheat and other grain:
"How beautiful you are, my little grain!"

On the nice road he met Mrs. Death
She said: "Hello my husband!
It's time for us to talk."

"Let me be, my dear Death,
I still have many things to do.
I'll give you as much money as you can carry."

"Let go of your grain,
Put on white robe.
You have to go now
And leave everything behind!"

"Oh alas! The poor me!
I owe to everybody.
But most of all
I owe to God."

Thank you everybody, who helped this to dance up til week #100: @luzcypher @pfunk @soundlegion @krystle @meno @passion-ground @verbal-d @curie @isaria

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Bravo Shephard! I loved every second of it :D
Amazing performance right there from both of you.

I love that guitar you have! beautiful tones with a sweet neck! and great intonation.
I bet it has many storys to tell!!

Good luck man and all the best.
Cheers.

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Thank you! There were some moments when we were "fishing" a bit, but we didn't even practice it once. We played it together I think about 6 weeks ago in our last jam. We both know a little different versions of it. But Vítek did a great job to adopt to my DADGAD version right there on the spot.
And you're right about the guitar. Many stories to tell, right now in the need of some minor repair, with capo on the 5th fret it was slightly buzzing. (that's why I put another capo there). But still the sound is very sweet. I love that guitar...

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Ahh lovely to hear :D
Vitek sure was comfortable playing in that tuning. what a wizard to pick it up like that!!
I wish you and your guitar all the best man and sorry to hear about that fret buzz. I am always having problems with my guitar in this heat and it stops me from playing :(
Fret buzz, bad intonation, constant dirty strings from sweaty hands... ahhhh cambodia is not a good place for a musician :D

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Yes, he is really good! We meet and play few times a year, so he is used to my style. We actually totally improvise 90% of the time.
I was changing strings yesterday and my tuning peg just broke. So maybe that was the reason for the buzz. Hope so, going to town to fix it today. Anyway, I am using "Elixir" strings. Very happy with them. They really last a long time, like 3 - 4 times longer. I use phosphor- bronze. They're more expensive but worth it. Last time I changed them was in January. Normal strings I change after 6 weeks, if I play real hard maybe 3 weeks or a month.
Oh Cambodia. That temple looks nice! I spend a lot of time in India. Quite a music scene there too. But the climate is tough.

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Nice one shephard :)
Ahh Elixir strings,, i have played on them a few times but I find them super slippery to play fingerstyle with. They have a strange feel but geat sound.
It's great they last so long!
I have problems here with climate. My strings don't last two weeks because of the humidity. It's getting to me man... the wetness.
Not a good place to be for a musician.
I hope to visit india one day for a curry tour :)
I miss it so much :)

This is beautiful. What a cool song. Great performance too. Thanks guys :)

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Thanks @shookriya! It's one of my favoured songs.

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Thanks! I think we had fun playing it.

This is such a beautiful performance. ❤️ I’m always blown away by all of your videos. Amazing ❤️🙌

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When I started on Steemit I was checking many posts and your post was the first one that made me really stop and say: "YES!" So I am very happy you like my stuff, too.

my comment didn't sent at the first try, this was a real perfect folk performance, loved it!! <3 great job guys!! :D

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Beautiful song and performance, gentlemen!
Bravo!

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Thank you! It was lots of fun!


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