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Ok, a really big piece of chalk, the “Cliffs of Dover”.
I really have a hard time understanding how some song writers name their instrumental pieces of music. When I hear this song “Cliffs of Dover”  my mind doesn’t say, oh yea, I seen pictures of  that place. The music doesn’t make me feel Like  I am standing there looking for the French Coast line in the mist with a salty breeze in my face. The song is interesting to listen too and very well played, but sorry, no “white cliffs” come to mind. “The Best of Mozart” would have made more sense to me.  I guess if you can play that good and write music, you can name your song anything you want. Anyone up for “Green Onions”

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42 minutes ago, Triple-o said:

Ok, a really big piece of chalk, the “Cliffs of Dover”.
I really have a hard time understanding how some song writers name their instrumental pieces of music.

 

good point, Triple-o .  I have wondered this myself in the past.

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While he did indeed compose "Cliffs of Dover", Johnson does not take full credit, saying "I don't even know if I can take credit for writing 'Cliffs of Dover' ... it was just there for me one day ... literally wrote in five minutes ... kind of a gift from a higher place that all of us are eligible for. We just have to listen for it and be available to receive it

Ah Via Musicom catapulted Johnson to guitar-hero stardom, achieving certified Gold and Platinum sales. A crucial element of the album’s success was the instrumental track Cliffs of Dover, which combined an infectious, lilting Celtic-inspired melody that appealed to general music fans with dazzling, blazing runs and a sweet, violin-like tone that impressed fans of technical guitar playing.

 

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