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in openmic •  4 months ago 

For this week I selected a song called "Vrať se" (Come Back) by Robert Krestan and his band Druha Trava (Second Grass). Probably not so many people outside of Czech Republic know this band. Which is a pity, I think they have many amazing songs. Off course there is a language barrier, but their music is outstanding...
As always there is a challenge of playing that which many instruments play together just on a single guitar. (And playing it in DADGAD tuning doesn't make the matter any easier.) So I had to combine licks by dobro, bass, guitar and banjo + rhythm and chords. Even though it's far cry from being perfect I had lots of fun trying . I hardly played anything else for the last couple of weeks.

Lyrics:

V pohyblivých píscích tvých věčných jmen
snad nezmizely milióny těch,
která jsem ti dával, sám poztrácen
v pohyblivých píscích tvých věčných jmen.

Ref: Vrať se, jsem zpitej a sám
jsem dokonalej popel z cigaret,
už se nebráním ani nezpovídám,
vrať se zpět, zpět, zpět.

Já oslepím svý koně, zradím cokoli,
když jen kývneš, když se mihneš na schodech,
tak podívej se na mě, na jezdce o holi,
už bych oslepil svý koně, zradil cokoli.

Ref: Vrať se, jsem zpitej a sám
jsem dokonalej popel z cigaret,
už se nebráním ani nezpovídám,
vrať se zpět, zpět, zpět.

Oslepím svý koně, zradím cokoli....

English translation:

In shifting sands of your eternal names
hopefully didn't disappear those millions of names
I was giving you while lost myself
In shifting sands of your eternal names

Chorus:Come back I am drunk and alone
I am a perfect ash from cigarette
I am neither defending myself nor confessing
Come back, back, back...

I will blind my horses I'll betray anything
just when you nod,
just for a glimpse of you on the staircase
just look at me
the horseman with a crutch
I'd blind my horses I'd betray anything

Chorus:Come back I am drunk and alone
I am a perfect ash from cigarette
I am neither defending myself nor confessing
Come back, back, back...

I will blind my horses I'll betray anything

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wow, congratz on transcribing that on dadgad, it sounds beautiful! Never heard of this band, thanks for the English translation, loving the lyrics as well

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Ya they are really good. Their frontman Robert Krestan got 2 grammy awards 2 years in a row with a different band. They were also really good, but I prefer this one. I'll send you few links on fb. They also get some famous guests sometimes playing with them.

Friend @shephard, I am delighted with this post, you have a beautiful voice and you play the guitar in an extraordinary way, all my respect and consideration for your musical work. Congratulations...

Thank you, my friend! I mostly play in DADGAD tuning. It makes the sound quite different from regular tuning. It can be more sweet, more melodic.

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