At Acoustic Bass Lake

At Acoustic Bass Lake

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Liner Notes: 

Sean sez: The other day on the Slack Chat I mentioned I was going for a hike at Bass Lake (bass as in glass) . Andy started riffing on bass as in face, then he went to a dictionary of Canadian slang and sent me these lyrics. Of course, the only instrument I could play this on would be acoustic bass, so here it is, eh.

Andy sez: Our first ever collab, hard to believe as we both have been doing 50/90 for years. As a disclaimer I have never been to Canada, although as a kid my parents took me to Niagara Falls and I could see the Canadian side of the falls from the US side. Also watched SCTV and The Great White North skits back in the day. My writing started with a list of activities from the Ontario park website. Fun fact, from the sky Bass Lake looks a bit like a neckless bass guitar body. This was a fun collab and a great truly Canadian recording Sean!


At Acoustic Bass Lake
© August 18, 2020
Lyrics Andy Getch Music, Rhythm Bass, Lead Bass and Vox: Sean McGaughey

Chords {Gx2, Cx2}x3 , Ax2, Dx2 ...

Ten minutes drive west of Orillia
You’ll find the best zik park in Canada
Not too far in the boonies- It’s always a good day
At Acoustic Bass Lake Eh

It’s got sportfishing for bass
Acoustic, electric, double, and 12 string
See the effects of glaciers - From 10,000 years ago
At Acoustic Bass Lake ‘Eh

Just need a reservation - For natural observation
Water a tree or use a comfort station
Talk a walk up the fingerboard’s intonation
At Acoustic Bass Lake ‘Eh

Ain’t no hockey or curling here
Camp with your own Molson nectar beer
Fellers with their Two Fours- Slogging songwriters buskin
At Acoustic Bass Lake ‘Eh

Please keep your comments respectful, honest, and constructive. Please focus on the song and not the demo.


standup's picture

Canadian slang! Eh, OK... I always wanted to like acoustic bass guitars, but never found one that worked for me. (Well, uke bass works for me, but that's different because it doesn't pretend to be a viable acoustic instrument).

Sportfishing for bass indeed. I don't think I have a two four. Maybe a two BY four. In the basement with the other scrap wood.

There's a Replacements lyric I like: Americans are lonely, Canadians are lonesome (I'll be you)

metalfoot's picture

This was a fun listen. Smile Great collab!

billwhite51's picture

those two bass lines are something else. i really like how they go together and support the melody and lyric.

Gwyn Jones's picture

I use an acoustic bass quite a lot and so was intrigued to hear this...the Canadianisms (?) are fascinating as is this highly original collab!

Jerry Pettit's picture

I was born in Canada--my folks lived in a North Dakota border town and births were cheap--but I've only spend about 5 days in my life there.

Still...I think its "spirit" is in my DNA. I wish we Yanks were more like you Hosers.

Beautiful song, love the vocal and am really enjoying picking up the Canadian slang! Great job, guys!

Dragondreams's picture

Such a quirky concept. And a fabulous execution! Awesome collab guys. As a confirmed four-string furniture worrier, I approve this song. Wink

jeustan's picture

Haha, I love this. Every line is witty, eh? I'm imagining fishing for an acoustic bass at this lake.

kahlo2013's picture

I really love those bass lines and the great vocals. Those lyrics make me smile, but you knew they would! I’m glad the two of you came together for this collaboration!

cleanshoes's picture

The wordplay, the instrumentation, the delivery--all so enjoyable. Love the "sportfishing for bass/Acoustic, electric, double, and 12 string" line!

Adnama17's picture

I *really* need an acoustic bass............
Anyhoo, this sounds great! Love the 'ehs'! The last two sections, I can just picture the two of you sitting on the lake, pickin guitars and basses, and writing some awesome tunes. <3

Calum Carlyle's picture

Just the acoustic bass stuff is lovely on its own, but what a nice idea to just put lyrics over the top playing on words like this. A nice little listen.