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Graveyard (Cover)
James Hartig

My piano cover of Tori Amos' 1996 song, Graveyard. Recorded live on my Nord Piano 3 on January 9, 2018. Lyrics: Here, I said don't even let this go And it's, "hey" to that old man I'm coming in the graveyard with my little tune It's June I said she's gone but I'm alive I'm alive I'm coming in the graveyard to sing you to sleep now *Based on sheet music transcription by YANTA.

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Good King Wenceslas (Cover)
James Hartig

My piano cover of the 1853 Christmas carol, Good King Wenceslas, by John Mason Neale and Thomas Helmore. This version is based on the 2009 arrangement by Tori Amos. Recorded live on my Nord Piano 3 on December 26, 2017. Lyrics: Good King Wenceslas looked out On the Feast of Stephen When the snow lay 'round about Deep and crisp and even Brightly shone the moon that night Though the frost was cruel When a poor man came in sight Gath'ring winter fuel "Hither, page, and stand by me, If thou know'st it, telling Yonder peasant, who is he? Where and what his dwelling?" "Sire, he lives a good league hence, Underneath the mountain Right against the forest fence By Saint Agnes' fountain" "Bring me flesh and bring me wine Bring me pine-logs hither Thou and I shall see him dine When we bear them thither" Page and monarch, forth they went Forth they went together Through the rude wind's wild lament And the bitter weather "Sire, the night is darker now And the wind blows stronger Fails my heart, I know not how I can go no longer" "Mark my footsteps, good my page Tread thou in them boldly Thou shall find the winter's rage Freeze thy blood less coldly" In his master's step he trod Where the snow lay dinted Heat was in the very sod Which the Saint had printed Therefore, Christian men, be sure Wealth or rank possessing Ye, who now will bless the poor Shall yourselves find blessing *Based on sheet music transcription by YANTA.

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Upside Down 2 (Cover)
James Hartig

My piano cover of Tori Amos' 2017 song, Upside Down 2. Recorded live on my Nord Piano 3 on November 21, 2017. Lyrics: Watch the boats go by And someone else's life Those smiling faces We've worn them before Watch the boats go by No, that is not our life Not today Not today Some things work out that way I'm not gonna be angry Lately seems like everything Is falling down All around us We gotta turn that frown We gotta turn that frown Upside down Those smiling faces We've worn them before Watch the boats go by No, that is not our life Not today Not today Some things work out that way I'm not gonna be angry Lately seems like everything Is falling down All around us We gotta turn that frown We gotta turn that frown Upside down Upside down *Based on sheet music transcription by YANTA

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Nobody Home (Cover)
James Hartig

My piano cover of Pink Floyd's 1979 song, Nobody Home. Recorded live on my Nord Piano 3 on November 14, 2017. Lyrics: I've got a little black book with my poems in Got a bag with a toothbrush and a comb in When I'm a good dog they sometimes throw me a bone in I've got elastic bands keepin' my shoes on Got those swollen-hand blues I've got thirteen channels of shit on the T.V. to choose from I've got electric light And I've got second sight I've got amazing powers of observation And that is how I know When I try to get through On the telephone to you There'll be nobody home I've got the obligatory Hendrix perm And the inevitable pinhole burns All down the front of my favorite satin shirt I've got nicotine stains on my fingers I've got a silver spoon on a chain Got a grand piano to prop up my mortal remains I've got wild staring eyes And I've got a strong urge to fly But I've got nowhere to fly to Ooh, babe when I pick up the phone There's still nobody home

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Invisible Boy (Cover)
James Hartig

My piano cover of Tori Amos' 2014 song, Invisible Boy. Recorded live on my Nord Piano 3 on October 24, 2017. Lyrics: You are Are not just an invisible boy If you want to be one An invisible boy You could go undercover Make your great escape Go where only eagles dare go Without needing wings Jump on a Triumph like Steve McQueen It's time you lived your dream "But how can this be?" you say, "Won't it all fade away if I'm only made out of clay?" Only made out of clay You are Are not just an invisible boy If you want to reach her As an invisible boy You could sit down beside her Hold her as she cries Call upon your friends the Cloud Riders To unlock the sky Then wave to the snowdrops skating by Catch the laughter from her eyes "But how can this be?" you say, "Won't it all fade away if I'm only made out of clay?" Only made out of clay You are Are not just an invisible boy If you want to be one An invisible boy You could cross over to the Great Pub in the Sky There you'll find him listening to a lost soul Pouring them a pint Then you'll know you have missed his advice And he'll look you in the eye "If you want to be" he'll say, "To be only partially a boy that's made out of clay" We're all made out of clay But not you You are my best invisible boy If you want to be this An invisible boy Then only those who can see you Will be better off because they can See and believe in My best invisible boy My best invisible boy *Based on sheet music transcription by YANTA

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Darkest Hour (Cover)
James Hartig

My piano cover of Tori Amos' 2013 song, Darkest Hour, from The Light Princess musical. Recorded live on my Nord Piano 3 on October 14, 2017. Lyrics: I feel light even in my darkest hour The weight of this truth it calms me To be light, grounded by a heavy heart And by the deeds they have done Then let the night show me the way Will darkness complete me? Even invite shadow to stay As I gift the lake each silent ache That burns endlessly Lovely lake, wellspring of all living things This paradise on earth, she calms me Water of life, give me my eternal sleep Oasis of blue, my grave So let the night show me the way Let darkness complete me I now invite shadow to stay As I gift the stars my silent scars That burn endlessly I feel light even in my darkest hour I feel light *Based on sheet music transcription by YANTA

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Russia (Cover)
James Hartig

My piano cover of Tori Amos' 2017 song, Russia. Recorded live on my Nord Piano 3 on October 3, 2017. Lyrics: For those on the Right You need to build a bridge For those on the Left You must build a bridge For those in Washington There is only one question Is Stalin on your shoulder? Stalin on your shoulder As he was with his composers Time to wake Activate our Native Invader Warriors of the Earth It’s getting late now Time to face Those who take more and more From our Great Mother The Mother we call home Is Stalin on your shoulder? *Based on sheet music transcription by YANTA

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Houdini (Cover)
James Hartig

My piano cover of Kate Bush's 1982 song, Houdini. Recorded live on my Nord Piano 3 on June 13, 2017. Lyrics: I wait at the table And hold hands with weeping strangers Wait for you to join the group The tambourine jingle-jangles The medium roams and rambles Not taken in, I break the circle I want this man to go away now With a kiss, I'd pass the key And feel your tongue Teasing and receiving With your spit Still on my lip You hit the water Him and I in the room To prove you are with us too He's using code that only you and I know This is no trick of his This is your magic I'd catch the cues, watching you Hoping you'd do something wrong Everybody thinks you'll never make it But every time you escape Rosabel believe Not even eternity can hold Houdini "Rosabel, believe!" Through the glass I'd watch you breathe (Not even eternity) Bound and drowned And paler than you've ever been (will hold Houdini) With your life The only thing in my mind We pull you from the water (Houdini) You And I And Rosabel believe *Based on sheet music transcription by YANTA

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Thank You (Cover)
James Hartig

My piano cover of Tori Amos' 1991 version of Robert Plant & Jimmy Page's 1969 Led Zeppelin song, Thank You. Recorded live on my Nord Piano 3 on April 7, 2017. Lyrics: If the sun refused to shine I would still be loving you Mountains crumble to the sea There would still be you and me Kind woman, I give you my all Kind woman, nothing more Little drops of rain whisper on the plains Tears have run thrust in the days gone by If our love is strong Here there is no wrong Together we shall go until we die Oh, my My inspiration is what you are to me Inspiration, love to see Here… If the sun refused to shine I would still be loving you Mountains crumble to the sea There would still be you You, babe And me *Based on sheet music transcription by YANTA

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