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Nothing To Me

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Here’s another impromptu song with lyrics courtesy of Ancient Greek poetess Sappho (c. 600 BC).

I literally jammed this up (got the basic idea a few hours ago), so it could do with time to grow, but I thought I’d post this early version anyway.

I’ll add a couple of alternative takes, just in case they can be of use. The guitar styles are slightly different in each take—maybe join them up into one track? Just a thought.

I recorded this with two cheap condenser mics and no FX. The chords are a simple run down on Bm shapes (Capo 3rd fret, taking it up to Dm).

The lyrics are from an old translation (1920) of a poem by Ancient Greek poetess Sappho (c. 600 BC).

LYRICS (Sappho)

“To One False In Love”

Oh, false as fair!
I am forgotten, then, by thee?
And on another shine,
Eyes that once gazed into mine;
Pretence of love all faithlessly.
Out! I don’t care
For such as can true love deny:
Love on forsworn your little day,
You’re nothing to me.

"Nothing To Me"
by Javolenus

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