Music - Its OK Levon

It's OK Levon

Stan Loh sent me a demo track of this wonderful track a while ago asking me if I was interested in making the musical arrangement and record all the instruments. It took one quick listen and I was in love with this wonderful song.

The song is a tribute to Levon Helm. Levon Helm was a multiinstrumentalist and mostly known as drummer and singer in The Band. A very talented and loved artist and now missed after he died in April 2012.

I think we are many that share Stan's thought that Levon can rest in piece being assured that many fans and also future generations will continue to listen to and play his wonderful songs.

This song features Stan himself on both lead and backing vocals and I play all the instruments.

As an extra bonus it gave me the chance to get to know the art of Levon Helm. I was not even born when The Band was created. When I got the task, I listened to quite many tracks of The Band to get the right feeling for my arrangement. I am thankful for that. Great, great music. I hope I got the spirit captured in my arrangement. Enjoy.

Genre: Rock
Artists: Stan Loh and Kenneth Lavrsen
Composer: Stan Loh
Lyrics: Stan Loh
Published: 02 Jul 2012
Copyright: 2012

Lyrics

Music and Lyrics: Stan Loh
(C) April 24, 2012 Stan Loh
Dedicated to Levon Helm (1940-2012) who passed away on April 19, 2012.

It's OK Levon, it's OK,
From now on, your beat goes on.
It's OK Levon, it's OK,
Your fans on earth will sing your songs.

The Band plays on inside my head,
You sleep so peaceful in your bed,

The world cry at your feet,
They swoon in Mozambique,
I try to hide my tears instead.
I dance away my sadness,
To bring me back to senses,
The road is so far ahead ?

You spread - your love - instead unsaid.

But it's OK Levon, it's OK,
From now on, your beat goes on.
It?s OK Levon, it's OK,
Your fans on earth will sing your songs.

I see your smile oh Mister Helm,
You stand as proud as august elms,

Drumming Cripple Creek,
From here to Martinique,
For Virgil Caine drove Dixie down,
Oh Evangeline,
The chilling mandolin,
The Band is still the glowing crown,

You spread - your love - instead unsaid.

But it's OK Levon, it's OK,
From now on, your beat goes on.
It's OK Levon, it's OK,
Your fans on earth will sing your songs.

But it's OK Levon, it's OK,
From now on, your beat goes on.
It's OK Levon, it's OK,
Your fans on earth will sing your songs.

Topic revision: r1 - 17 Jul 2018, KennethLavrsen
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